Morbidology

Morbidology

Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder," "Mysteries Uncovered: True Stories of the Paranormal and Unexplained," and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.

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September 20, 2021 65 min
In June of 2014, a woman in Calgary, Canada, went to her parents’ home to pick up her young son who had been dropped off the night before for a sleepover. When she arrived, however, she found that the home was eerily silent and, in the driveway, she found drag marks and a sinister looking red liquid.

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Riddle Me That! is a weekly true crime podcast released on Wednesday. Riddle Me That! is hosted by a True Crime and Mystery enthusiast who takes a deep dive into the facts of Unsolved Cases, Disappearances, and Mysteries. If you love all things mysterious, you are going to love Riddle me that!

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September 13, 2021 52 min
Race can often play a part in how certain people view certain situations. In 2013, a black teenage girl went to the front door of a home in a predominantly white neighbourhood near Detroit, Michigan. She had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help. The actions of the home-owner that night would raise many questions about how people talk about race and violence within the United States.

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September 7, 2021 6 min
Witnessed: Borderlands is an investigative documentary of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both.  Set in the rugged Texas borderlands, where there are no rules and you leave your guns at the door and you hear all about the corrupt and abuse of power within government officials. Host Rob D’Amico transports listeners back to the U.S. side of the border for the ope...
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September 6, 2021 52 min
In April of 2014, students from the University of Calgary were celebrating the end of school year. A party among friends was being held in a quiet, tree-lined street in Brentwood. In the early morning hours, however, a flurry of 911 calls were made from inside the home, reporting that somebody in attendance had unleashed a senseless attack with a knife.

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August 31, 2021 6 min
A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in part...
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August 30, 2021 49 min
Anti-transgender hatred fuels an alarming number of murders throughout the world. The Trans Murder Monitoring project was started in 2009 and systematically monitors, collects and analyses reports of homicides of transgender people throughout the world. The statistics that they post each year are extremely disturbing. In Cabool, Missouri, a 17-year-old girl who had recently come out as transgender vanished. An investigation would l...
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August 23, 2021 66 min
In April of 2019, police in the Chicago Suburb of Crystal Lake were informed of a missing five-year-old boy. According to his parents, he had vanished at some point in the middle of the night. However, it quickly became apparent that the family were well-known to child protective services and for many years, police had been trying to get them to take action and remove the children from the home. Their pleas had always fallen on dea...
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Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make sh...
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August 16, 2021 53 min
In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that two women are killed each week by their partners and former partners. A lot of these women, unfortunately, are let down by the very system put in place to protect them. Far too often, victims of domestic abuse, harassment and stalking are not taken seriously and these failures can lead to violence and sometimes murder. In 2016, a young woman reported her stalker numerous times to Sussex Po...
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August 9, 2021 53 min
It was summer of 2014 when Rosalie Joseph went to work at a local hotel in Orlando, Florida, leaving her teenage daughter home alone. When she arrived back home that evening, her teenage daughter was missing from their home. Her bedroom was in complete disarray with clothing missing from the drawers. In the corner of the bedroom, she found a stuffed teddy bear, spattered with blood and underneath the bed, she found a pair of men’s ...
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August 2, 2021 54 min
Presenting a defence based primarily on the word of an accused killer is certainly no easy feat. In fact, it’s almost impossible. It all boils down to whether the jury believes the accused killer or not. In Carlsbad, California, in 2012, an accused killer would claim that she was the victim of domestic violence and had acted in self-defence, but was she really telling the truth…?

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July 26, 2021 60 min
Lawrence is a city of around 75,000, situated near the New Hampshire border. In November of 2016, a teenage boy vanished from his grandmother’s home. CCTV footage would capture him in the company of another teenage boy. His disappearance, and the outcome, would lead to many within the community questioning whether Lawrence police really did their job and whether they had shrugged the teenager off as a runaway simply because he was ...
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July 19, 2021 111 min
When hatred goes unchecked, it can lead to a disaster and tragically, far too often, violent words lead to violent actions. On a busy MAX train in Portland, Oregon, in 2017, a man unleashed a racist and xenophobic attack, mainly aimed at two Muslim teenagers. The perpetrator had been a member of the alt-right movement and had made blatant indications in his words and his actions that he was radicalized. A number of onlookers would ...
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July 12, 2021 58 min
In 2013, a teenage girl in Glenburn, Maine, vanished after walking to the bottom of her driveway to meet somebody. Over 500 concerned locals offered up their time to search for the missing girl and truly bounded together to try and bring her home safely. The investigation into her disappearance would uncover that the person she had gone to meet was somebody she was speaking to on Facebook. Her disappearance and the outcome would le...
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July 5, 2021 58 min
It was morning rush hour in Melbourne, Australia, on the 29th of January, 2009. Commuters were slowly moving in traffic along the West Gate Bridge when a white Toyota Land Cruiser heading towards the city slowed down in the left-hand land before finally coming to a halt. The driver exited his vehicle, opened the rear passenger door, and lifted out a small child. What happened next was so horrific that it still reverberates across t...
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June 28, 2021 67 min
The provocation defence is an outdated and inappropriate defence which allows killers to claim that their victim had provoked them to commit murder. If successful in such a defence, a killer can be convicted of manslaughter as opposed to murder. Essentially, it rewards lack of self-control by enabling an intentional killing to be categorized as something other than murder. In New Zealand in 2008, a murder trial would cause moral ou...
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June 21, 2021 52 min
In summer of 2013, Joy Blodgett arrived home from work for lunch to find that her teenage daughter was still seemingly asleep in her bedroom. However, when she approached her daughter, it soon became apparent that she was deceased. Fear engulfed the community of Hartford, Wisconsin, but the investigation would reveal that somebody close to the family had been harboring dark and disturbing fantasies.

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Roswell is a city in north Fulton County, Georgia. It is the home of around 95,000 residents. Despite the fact that it’s a relatively large city, it still has a quaint feel to it. Canton Street in downtown Roswell is always teeming with shoppers or those stopping for a bite to eat with friends. Each year, they hold a Memorial Day celebration; people from all across the state flock to join in on the festivities. In August of 2016, h...
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June 7, 2021 63 min
It was early March of 2006 when a 12-year-old boy came forward to police in Winnipeg, Canada, to reveal a disturbing secret. He informed police that his 5-year-old stepsister had been systematically abused and then murdered the year beforehand and then secretly buried. An investigation into his claims would reveal many systemic failures in the system entrusted to protect children.

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