That's So Fcked Up

That's So Fcked Up

That's So Fcked Up is a true crime lite podcast primarily about cults, but also murder and other generally awful things. TSFU brings you enthralling stories while looking at what causes them to happen. Join host Ashley Love Richards as she and her various co-hosts discuss what inspires people to do the awful things that they do. Nature? Nurture? Society? Let's investigate from our couches together!

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February 26, 2024 51 mins
TW: This week we discuss the brutal murder and torture of enslaved persons in the U.S. in the 1800s. Upon further research (unfortunately after the recording of the episode), Ash found that "slave" is no longer a politically correct term, but it IS used throughout the episode. If that word or the subject matter is particularly upsetting to you, you might want to skip this one.

Happy Black History Month! This definitely isn't a happy...
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PATRONS GET TSFU EPISODES ON TUESDAYS INSTEAD OF FRIDAYS, AND THIS WEEK YOU CAN GET IN ON THAT ACTION TOO!⁠ This story is leading Netflix's Top Ten right now for a damn good reason, this case is BANANAS y'all! We couldn't wait until Friday to tell you about it so we released this week's episode early. Feel the luxury that Patrons do, no waiting for the weekend for these babies!⁠

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If someone told you to give a stranger an electric shock, to the point where you're severely harming and possibly even killing that stranger... would you do it? What if they were in a white lab coat with a clipboard?

The Milgram experiment is one of the most famous and controversial psychological experiments on obedience and has had a lasting effect on understanding “obedience, authority, and human behavior” as well as group dynamic...
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    Note: This episode was recorded a couple of months ago!

    Two weeks ago, on Saturday February 3, 2024, a 12 year old boy was found dead by authorities, naked from the waist down, at Trails Carolina, a "wilderness therapy" camp in North Carolina.

    This happened just 5 1/2 weeks after the release of Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare, a Netflix documentary that reached the top ten, detailing the start of the "therapeutic wilderness camp" industry....
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    Skidmore, Missouri... the town that got away with murder. After decades of Ken "Rex" McElroy tormenting everyone in the small town of Skidmore, with no assistance from law enforcement, a few of the townspeople decided to take matters into their own hands. They got on some vigilante sh!t and shot ol' Ken in broad daylight in front of at least 45 people... but apparently, no one "actually saw" what happened and Ken's murder is unsolv...
  • Happy Valentine's/Hallmark Day, whichever you prefer! Here's our V-Day episode from last year where Ash and former co-host Michelle Mosher were joined by very special guest co-host, comedian Dawn Brody from the podcast HILF: History I'd Like To Fck!

    This holiday the gals bring you your own tales of dating, romance and love gone wrong. We got a toooon of submissions from Colorado, Denver in particular, so ladies- we are so sorry, and...
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    It's not a Listenersode, it's just an episode... but really it's our first annual TSFU V-Day Horrorsode! Here's a throwback from V-day 2022, with former co-host Cameron Dexter. Enjoy!


    Hey gang and Happy belated Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day or Masturbation Day! We hope you were getting showered with affection... or burning down capitalistic buildings, and just generally enjoying that special Hallmark holiday yesterday. This week...
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    "After a harrowing home invasion and kidnapping in 2015, a couple is accused of staging the ordeal when the woman reappears, haunting the couple with a new series of tortures." - Netflix

    Netflix's new true crime docuseries is worth the watch and has a very important message. Stop treating victims as suspects.

    In this episode, Ash is again joined by friend of the podcast Chauntee Pitts, this time Ash summarizes the third episode of "A...
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    "After a harrowing home invasion and kidnapping in 2015, a couple is accused of staging the ordeal when the woman reappears, haunting the couple with a new series of tortures." - Netflix

    Netflix's new true crime docuseries is worth the watch and has a very important message. But Ash asked and you answered! This two part episode will be a short recap of the documentary AND stuff that the doc left out, answers to questions left unreve...
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    Chowchilla was the largest ever kidnapping in United States History. It happened in a small town where no one would have expected it, during a summer day in 1976. What this is famous for is not just the kidnapping but on how it has impacted how people view victims, especially child victims, of childhood trauma and how they are treated.

    In this episode, Fallon summarizes the latest true crime hit on MAX, Chowchilla, and also tells us...
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    THIS IS THE SECOND PART OF A 2 PART EPISODE, LISTEN TO PART 1 FIRST!

    In August of 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo put 18 male college students into a basement and assigned half of them guard roles, and the other half prisoner roles. A two week "study" devolved into complete madness quickly and ended after just six days.


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    Barbenheimer DONE and back to regularly scheduled TSFU Presents! This month Ash and Fallon talk about social psychology experiments that happened during the 20th century. It seems many men set out to prove how evil humans were, and succeeded, when they didn't perform experiments correctly and without bias and interference...

    In August of 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo put 18 male college students into a basement and assigned half of them...
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    This is the story of a priest of the Congregation of Christ Baptist church in Camden, New Jersey who had his 18 year old daughter murdered for being such a "harlot". Walter Dworecki was a terrible person and unfortunately, no matter what Wanda did, she didn't stand a chance...

    Special thank you to all of our new Patrons! Thank you for joining our CultFam: Jennifer, Taylor, Stacy, Patricia, Suzy, Elena, Kelly, Alex, Kendra, Danita, E...
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    We did it! We covered what's been called "the Barbenheimer of true crime", Gypsy Rose and Natalia Grace, in FULL! And we don't know about y'all but we're sooo excited to be releasing new non Gypsy and Natalia content ASAP. Look for a brand new TSFU episode about a good 'ol fashioned muuuuurder tomorrow!

    "The confrontation between Natalia and Michael comes to an unexpected and emotional end. As shocking details of her past in Ukraine...
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    "Natalia and Michael square off again in a no-holds-barred confrontation. Natalia is looking for more than answers from Michael, and she wants evidence and admissions to the abuses she suffered at the hands of Michael and Kristine." - Amazon

    Ash is joined by cult survivor and friend of the podcast, Chauntee Pitts for 4 out of 6 of these episodes! Find the intensely brainy and hilarious Tay on her IG!

    TW: Extreme child abuse.


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    "Natalia returns to the Barnett's house of horrors as she confronts the neighbor who turned her back on her. Kristine's nefarious plan to get rid of Natalia now includes taking down Michael as well. Natalia prepares to confront Michael again." - Amazon

    TW: Extreme child abuse.


    🚨THIS IS FROM YOUTUBE LIVE AND WILL HAVE SOME AUDIENCE INTERACTION. IT'S ALSO UNEDITED BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET GYPSY AND NATALIA'S STORIES TO Y'ALL A...
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    "Natalia details the horrifying multi-faceted conspiracy by the Barnetts to get rid of her. From having Natalia re-aged as an adult to attempting to institutionalize her, there was nothing the Barnetts would not try to rid themselves of Natalia." - Amazon

    TW: Extreme child abuse.


    🚨THIS IS FROM YOUTUBE LIVE AND WILL HAVE SOME AUDIENCE INTERACTION. IT'S ALSO UNEDITED BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET GYPSY AND NATALIA'S STORIES TO Y'AL...
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    “In an explosive confrontation, Natalia demands answers from Michael about why they adopted her. Law enforcement officials involved in the case answer questions about the Barnetts' true motivations behind adopting Natalia.” - Amazon

    Ash is joined by cult survivor and friend of the podcast, Chauntee Pitts for 4 out of 6 of these episodes! Find the intensely brainy and hilarious Tay on her IG!

    TW: Extreme child abuse.


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    “In a jaw-dropping premiere, Natalia attempts to fill the missing pieces of her life by learning the truth about her age. Meanwhile, shocking new information reveals that the Barnetts knew more about Natalia when they adopted her than they ever let on.” - Amazon

    Ash is joined by cult survivor and friend of the podcast, Chauntee Pitts for 4 out of 6 of these episodes! Find the intensely brainy and hilarious Tay on her IG!

    TW: Extreme ...
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