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Episode 1: Bones

Episode description

A waterslide is many things to many people. A playground. A community center. A makeshift delivery room. But what happens when a waterslide is instead a place where a guy got murdered a long time ago and now the case still hasn't been solved? Gary and Shannon arrive in Chatapicnic, Wisconsin to interview its current mayor, Debbie Ruth Larson, about the July 4, 1976 murder of Catskill "Bones" McGillivray.

Hosts: Gary Pascal and Shannon Noll

Sound Design: Chris Yearwood

Artwork: Loren Egeland

Guests: Matt Lusk and Abby McEnany. You can catch Matt at iO Theater with his team Lou Malnati's Presents: the Harold, and he’s also on Twitter @MattyLusk, and on Instagram @MrLusk. You can see Abby at iO on Wednesdays with her group, Virgin Daiquiri.

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May 27th, 2018


Murdertown: Season 1 is premiering June 6. Chicago-based citizen journalists Gary Pascal and Shannon Noll Head to Chatapicnic, Wisconsin to investigate one of the state's most notorious cold cases: the murder of Catsk…

Episode 2: Rivalry

June 6th, 2018


Town rivalries. As much as Americans love their country, they sure can hate their fellow American. And while that's a sharp and poignant thesis statement, it's never resulted in someone getting murdered - until now. G…

Episode 3: Business

June 6th, 2018


When you start digging for clues, be careful what you wish for - you might just unearth more than you bargained for. Could Chatapicnic's mystery run deeper than the death of one man? Gary and Shannon's interview with …

Episode 4: Bully

June 13th, 2018


Piecing together the violent deaths in Chatapicnic, the town's brutal way of life begins to manifest itself in an even more pressing form. Sure, Chatapicnic has a murdering problem. But does it also have a bullying pr…

Extended Interview: Debbie Ruth Larson

June 20th, 2018


After massive listener demand, today we have the raw, unedited footage from our exclusive interview with current Chatapicnic mayor Debbie Ruth Larson - plus an exciting opportunity for listeners. We talk to Mayor Lars…

Episode 5: Deviant

June 27th, 2018


Tensions are rising in Chatapicnic. Between father and son, sister and brother, murderer and murderee. And most importantly, between Shannon and Gary. Will a chance encounter at a mysterious paintball range force them…

Extended Interview: Catskill "Bones" McGillivray

July 11th, 2018


At long last: Catskill "Bones" McGillivray, raw and uncut. After his horrific death on July 4, 1976, it seemed fitting that we release his full-length interview right now, the week after July 4, since download numbers…

Episode 6: Foreigner

July 18th, 2018


The murders in Chatapicnic are piling up. But is this a random tapestry of small-town sorrow, or an intricate connect-the-dots waiting to be solved? We'll have to start making accusations to find out. This week, Shann…

Extended Interview: Fannie Mae

July 25th, 2018


Another full, extended interview is here this week, this time with Chatapicnic 7/11 clerk Fannie Mae. Plus, Shannon and Gary analyze a clue from the tip line.

As a reminder, if you have any theories, call in a…

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