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21 EpisodesProduced by Gary Pascal and Shannon NollWebsite

Murdertown is a cold case investigation podcast hosted by Gary Pascal and Shannon Noll, two DePaul-trained actors and world-trained journalists. They travel to Chatapicnic, Wisconsin to investigate the state's most notorious unsolved murder: Catskill "Bones" McGillivray, the jovial and beloved mayor… read more

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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 …

Episode 1: Bones

June 6th, 2018


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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 Larson …

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 …

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? …

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 …

Episode 7: Chainsaw

August 1st, 2018


"It's always darkest before the dawn." The movie The Dark Knight said that, and this week, Shannon and Gary discover just how true it is. They meet a cheese enthusiast and chainsaw carver with the most concrete clue …

Extended Interview: [Name Redacted]

August 8th, 2018


Another full, extended interview is here this week, this time with Chatapicnic clown show proprietor [name redacted].

As a reminder, if you have any …

Episode 8: Futility

August 15th, 2018


As Gary and Shannon close in on McGillivray's killer, they are thrown a curveball that threatens to detail the entire investigation. Cab they re-focus on a suspect with a near-homonym first name?

This week, your hosts …

LIVE at the Bentwood Festival

August 22nd, 2018


It's a very special episode of Murdertown today, as we bring you the raw, uncut footage from our live show at Bentwood Festival in Chicago. But will this light-hearted three-quarters of an hour of conversation be enough …

Episode 9: Mortuary

August 29th, 2018


It's two months into the investigation, and the rich tapestry of insights that Gary and Shannon once expected is instead looking ragged, threadbare, …

Episode 10: Conclusion

September 12th, 2018


After two-and-a-half exhausting rural Wisconsin months with, at best, 3G coverage, Gary and Shannon have reached the finale of Season 1. Will they …

Extended Interview: Fletcher Fletch

September 19th, 2018


Although this season of Murdertown has concluded with the triumphant solving of the/a murder, we'd hate to wrap things up without padding our …

Extended Interview: Dr. Quimm, Medicine Woman

September 26th, 2018


We've got another explosive interview this week, this time the raw, unedited footage of our discussion with Dr. Quimm, Medicine Woman. Plus another tip line caller!

Dr. Quimm is the local proprietor of Quimm Cuts, a …

Extended Interview: Roger

October 3rd, 2018


It's another eye-opening interview this week, this time the extended footage of our discussion with Roger, the ice machine salesman in Chatapicnic.

Extended Interview: Gary Portugal

October 10th, 2018


A heartbreaking, gut-wrenching interview this week, just in time for you to decompress on your commute home. Today, we have the extended footage from our conversation with Gary Portugal, the disgraced personal banker in …

Extended Interview: Gary Slyzizizniak

October 17th, 2018


Gary and Shannon are back with another gut-punching, sorrow-suckling interview this week. Today, we have the raw, uncut footage from our conversation …

Extended Interview: Todd

October 31st, 2018


The warm, glowing hearth of the autumnal equinox has given way to the gripping horrors of Halloween, and Gary and Shannon have one final extended interview to share: Todd, the tire salesman.

In a gripping and …

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