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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

82 EpisodesProduced by Justin DrownWebsite

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is all about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is strongly … read more

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68: The CIA - Secrets, Lies, and Torture [Part 02]

January 18th, 2023

43:58
Dr. Ewan Cameron’s embodied the title of a mad scientist in ways few ever could. When learning of his practices, Ewan Cameron exhibits an …

67: The CIA - Secrets, Lies, and Torture [Part 01]

January 4th, 2023

39:25
In 1953, a heinous crime was committed. At that time, it was new, potentially relevant information, when Harold Blauer’s doctor gave him a massive …

66: Ana Kriégel - A Different Tune, Part 02

December 21st, 2022

30:44
In the digital age, monitoring the online content that our children are accessing and consuming adds a further layer of complexity. Most parents do their best to educate their kids and maintain open communication about …

From Team Obscura: Introducing Mystery Inc

December 14th, 2022

1:20
Listener, from the same team that brings you Obscura, we want to introduce you to our new show Mystery Inc.

If you enjoy talking about shady mysteries, Aliens, murder, legends, and of course the occasional tea - then …

65: Ana Kriégel - A Different Tune, Part 01

December 7th, 2022

37:34
In the digital age, monitoring the online content that our children are accessing and consuming adds a further layer of complexity. Most parents do their best to educate their kids and maintain open communication about …

64: The Murder of Jennifer Webb

November 23rd, 2022

39:56
Emotions lie deep within each of us. Hidden from outside view yet powerful and busy activations that twist and turn inside ourselves. They drive our …

63: The Actress, Samantha Wohlford

November 9th, 2022

47:55
Confidence and self-belief can be beautiful powerful emotions enabling a positive life and a balanced way of living. They can be and should be used …

62: Chandler Halderson, Part 02

October 26th, 2022

52:40
The most dangerous person of all is one with a twisted inner mind who blends into society without being noticed. Quietly watching and planning. Considering their options while participating in normal family life as if …

61: Chandler Halderson, Part 01

October 12th, 2022

50:15
The lies people tell can lead to devastating consequences. When they become too big, they get cumbersome, heavy, and hard to maintain. More lies are needed on top. Layer after layer. A complex spider’s web emerges that …

60: [Black Label] 9-1-1 Emergency + Sydney Loofe, Part 02

September 28th, 2022

1:00:10
When 24-year-old Sydney Loofe met her online date "Audrey" in November 2017, she thought she had met the woman of her dreams. In actuality, this …

[Black Label] Nick Stoutzenberger

September 15th, 2022

57:30
When I created Black Label, it was a response to the backlash I received after covering Nick Stoutzenberger. Or Nick Bate as he’s known online. Angry blog posts and emails were written. Twitter was pissed. I realized …

59: Sydney Loofe (Part 1)

August 31st, 2022

22:35
When 24-year-old Sydney Loofe met her online date "Audrey" in November 2017, she thought she had met the woman of her dreams. In actuality, this …

58: Collin Reeves - Ex-Solider Neighbours Murder [UK]

August 18th, 2022

44:10
On the afternoon of Sunday, November 21, 2021, the beautiful town of Taunton in Somerset, northwest England held its annual Christmas lights switch …

[Black Label] Andrew Brown

August 3rd, 2022

22:31
Listener, enjoy this Black Label episode.

17 year old Andrew Brown, had a previous dating relationship with 16 years old Tiffany. Tiffany ended that …

57: The Corn Rake Murder, Part 02

July 20th, 2022

34:32
Nothing will set anger alight more intensely than betrayal. Once this fire starts to burn, for certain people, there’s only one way to dampen it down and extinguish the flames. Love is an emotion that is presumed to …

56: The Corn Rake Murder, Part 01

July 6th, 2022

27:13
Nothing will set anger alight more intensely than betrayal. Once this fire starts to burn, for certain people, there’s only one way to dampen it down and extinguish the flames. Love is an emotion that is presumed to …

55: Neil Entwistle: A Family Murdered, Part 02

June 8th, 2022

54:09
British man Neil Entwistle was once an intelligent university graduate with IT qualifications that could have taken him far in life. At 27-years old, …

54: Neil Entwistle: A Family Murdered, Par 01

May 25th, 2022

52:49
We all have secrets. Internal thoughts we keep to ourselves. Actions and behaviours we carry out in private that no one else knows about. Part of those internal personal thoughts are fantasies, dreams, and desires that …

53: Teenage Twilight Killers - Kim Edwards & Lucas Markham

May 11th, 2022

36:46
In the Spring of 2016, the small town of Spalding in Lincolnshire, England found itself in the spotlight of media attention. For all the wrong …

52: Obscura Origins: Oba Chandler, Part 02

April 27th, 2022

46:35
In Florida there is a man, a predator lying in wait. He’s got a long criminal record and a boat that’s not quite 30 feet. He owns a dark blue jeep …

51: Obscura Origins: Oba Chandler, Part 01

April 13th, 2022

33:19
Here it is in all it's reimagined glory. The earliest roots of Black Label. The Oba Chandler series. Listener, I busted my butt to get this to you guys in a reasonable time.

Justin
In Florida there is a man, a predator …

50: The Joseph Wesbecker Murders - Prozac in the Printing Plant

March 30th, 2022

33:14
If you’ve ever been in a printing plant, you know how loud they tend be. The rhythmic banging and clicking of the presses combined with the purr of constant, high decibel white noise is surprisingly soothing once you …

49: The New York City Subway Shootings, Part 02

March 2nd, 2022

28:35
New York City in the 1980s was not the place we know it to be today, especially when it comes to violent crime. Almost no neighborhood was without …

48: The New York City Subway Shootings, Part 01

February 16th, 2022

29:30
New York City in the 1980s was not the place we know it to be today, especially when it comes to violent crime. Almost no neighbourhood was without …

47: The Warwick Slasher: Out for Blood

January 5th, 2022

37:29
In the case of Craig Price, otherwise known as the Warwick Slasher, there was every indication he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His inherent …

46 : Lauren Barry & Nichole Collins: Into The Dark, Part 02

December 22nd, 2021

28:45
On the October long weekend of 1997, 14-year-old Lauren Barry and 16-year-old Nichole Collins were enjoying a camping trip with some friends at a …

45 : Lauren Barry & Nichole Collins: Into The Dark, Part 01

December 9th, 2021

53:51
On the October long weekend of 1997, 14-year-old Lauren Barry and 16-year-old Nichole Collins were enjoying a camping trip with some friends at a …

44 : The Ipswich Serial Murders, Part 02

November 27th, 2021

33:02
On 1 November 2006, Kerry Nicol was worried. She hadn’t heard from her 19-year-old daughter Tania since she’d left their house just 2 nights earlier. …

43 : The Ipswich Serial Murders, Part 01

November 12th, 2021

44:48
(Part 1) On 1 November 2006, Kerry Nicol was worried. She hadn’t heard from her 19-year-old daughter Tania since she’d left their house just 2 nights …

42 : The Van Breda Murders, Part 02

October 27th, 2021

38:28
(Part 2) In January 2015, Martin and Teresa Van Breda were enjoying having their oldest son, 22 year old Rudi home from university in Australia. The …

41 : The Van Breda Murders, Part 01

October 13th, 2021

38:57
In January 2015, Martin and Teresa Van Breda were enjoying having their oldest son, 22 year old Rudi home from university in Australia. The family’s …

40: The Bourke Street Massacre, Part 03

September 29th, 2021

45:33
In late 2018, James Gargasoulas was found guilty of six counts of murder, for running down pedestrians almost 2 years earlier in Melbourne’s Bourke …

39: The Bourke Street Massacre, Part 02

September 15th, 2021

38:44
On 20 January 2017, during the typically busy lunch hour in the Melbourne CBD, 27 year old James Gargasoulas drove along the footpath of multiple …

38: The Bourke Street Massacre, Part 01

September 1st, 2021

59:13
Welcome, I'm glad you made it. I will have a new episode for you every other week so I hope you're ready to join me by the fire.

(Part 1) On 20 January 2017, office workers and tourists were among the throngs of people …

[Black Label] Marcella Lightner-Thrash - Semper Fi

July 22nd, 2021

1:05:02

Typically Black Label episodes are exclusive to Patreon, if you enjoy this episode check out our other Black Label episodes that are released monthly! (Link Below) (This is S2E11 on Black Label)Visit us online at …

[Black Label] The Devil Made Me Do It

June 15th, 2021

53:01

Black Label episodes are released monthly to Patreon Supporters. Take a listen to one, this is S2E10 on Black Label. (link below)Listener, if anything in today’s episode has raised any issues for you, or if you or …

[Black Label] Machete

May 14th, 2021

54:23

Black Label episodes are typically exclusive to Patreon supporters, to listen to our other episodes find us on Patreon at the link below. Extreme content warning. In two parts, one longer, this episode explores an …

37: Quick Cuts

May 1st, 2021

35:36
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[Black Label] Mathew Borges

April 23rd, 2021

55:21

Black Label monthly episodes are typically exclusive to Patreon Supporters, but throwing this one out to ya! This is S2E4 on Black Label.Mathew …

36 - Richard Russell - The Q400 Incident

April 1st, 2021

55:47
Today’s story is something a little different. Our protagonist didn’t set out to hurt somebody else. He didn’t harm innocent people. He didn’t snap in the heat of the moment and do something shocking that can’t be …

35 - Justin Rey - The Dismemberment

March 22nd, 2021

51:48
On October 24, 2017, police received a call from the manager of a U-Haul storage facility located near Kansas City, Missouri The Manager reported …

[Black Label] Mother

March 4th, 2021

50:20

Content Warning: Graphic Audio,  Maternal Filicide Black Label episodes are typically exclusive to Patreon supporters, but here you go! This is Season 2 Episode 2 on Black Label. The maternal instinct of a mother is an …

34: Rebecca Zahau - Butterfly

February 18th, 2021

1:20:43
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33: Lisa Nowak - The Diaper Astronaut + Q&A Fireside Chat

February 1st, 2021

35:23
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32: Morgan Huxley - Here By The Sea

January 22nd, 2021

1:11:09
Neutral Bay’s commercial centre is Military Road. One of the busiest arterial roads on the lower north shore, it’s the main gateway to Sydney’s …

31: The Truro Serial Murders

December 31st, 2020

1:12:10
In Adelaide and around the southern coastline, residents and tourists alike flock to the pristine beaches that offer some respite from the sweltering heat. But if you drive north of the city, the landscape is a …

[Black Label] House of Horrors

December 16th, 2020

1:24:39

Typically Black Label monthly episodes are restricted to Patreon supporters, decided to make an exception. This is Season 2 Episode 9 on Black Label! Listener, the case you are about to hear is the darkest I’ve covered …

30: Renae Marsden - With Friends Like These, Part 01 & Part 02

November 13th, 2020

2:05:50
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Lost Episodes: Halloween Specials '18 and '19

October 29th, 2020

45:22

Hope you enjoy this blast from the past! Visit us online at ObscuraCrimePodcast.comCheckout our other podcasts at itsArcLightMedia.comSupport the Obscura podcast and access the exclusive Black Label episodes by becoming …

[Black Label] Lauren Giddings

October 23rd, 2020

1:31:39

Typically Black Label episodes are exclusive to those who support our show on Patreon - decided to give you a listen to this one. If you enjoy it, listen to all the other monthly Black Label episodes at

Where are the missing episodes? How do I access Black Label? Answers here.

September 23rd, 2020

0:35

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29: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

September 9th, 2020

1:07:03
The chilly midwinter morning of 11 January 1992 in southern Indiana was shaping up to be ideal for quail hunting. At around 10:45am on the outskirts of Jefferson Proving Ground just outside the town of Madison, two …

28: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention, Part 02

July 31st, 2020

43:06
In April 2017, following some months of debate, Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. But this stalled in early May, when a …

27: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention, Part 01

July 22nd, 2020

40:30
In April 2017, following some months of debate, Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. But this stalled in early May, when a …

26: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

June 10th, 2020

1:10:49
What you’re about to hear didn’t happen all that long ago. Unfortunately for the victim in today’s story, more extensive legislative protection came too late for what transpired one unusually hot June in east Texas. But …

25: Lee Rigby - The Drummer Boy

April 8th, 2020

1:15:36
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24: Leigh Leigh - Property of the Clan

March 11th, 2020

1:17:33
One adolescent rite of passage where many of these key memories are formed - both good and bad - is parties. For many of us, parties during our …

23: Henry Brisbon - The I-57 Killer

February 26th, 2020

45:32
In 1973, three brutal murders were carried out along Interstate 57 in Illinois. The man responsible, with three accomplices, was Henry Brisbon. He …

22: Matthew Shepard - Equal Rights

February 5th, 2020

1:10:33
CW: Homophobic Slurs, Rape, Hate CrimesWriter: Gemma HarrisPerhaps you already know this story - or think you do. But as you’ll hear, what happened just outside a town in the midwest state of Wyoming on a chilly fall …

21: Jeffrey R. MacDonald - The Fort Bragg Murders

January 22nd, 2020

1:10:44
At 3:40am on February 17, 1970, a phone call was received by the operator in Fayetteville, North Carolina . The person on the other end of the line …

20: Christine Eadie & Helen Scott - At World's End

January 11th, 2020

1:05:58
Today’s story takes us across the pond and back in time to 1970s Scotland. Christine Eadie and her friend Helen Scott had known each other since childhood. On October 15, 1977, after a night on the town, their last stop …

19: Debora Green - The Farrar Family

December 11th, 2019

1:08:19
Listener, what happens when your home is destroyed in a natural disaster or accident and you lose the very people you need around you? You have no home to go to, and are cast adrift without the people you love who you …

18: Baby Doe - The Murder of Bella Bond

November 27th, 2019

1:20:04
In 2015 the discovery of a child’s body on a secluded area of beach sparked a quest to find the child’s real identity and who was responsible for her death. The death of a young child is a tragic event. The death of a …

17: Edward Baldock & Tracey Wigginton - Satanic Panic

November 13th, 2019

1:04:42
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16: Ronald Dominique - Swamp Thing, Part 02

October 15th, 2019

50:53
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15: Ronald Dominique - Swamp Thing, Part 01

October 3rd, 2019

1:12:27
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14: Robert Hansen - The Hunter, Part 02

September 12th, 2019

1:06:19
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13: Robert Hansen - The Hunter, Part 01

September 4th, 2019

1:03:41
Most of us are familiar with reality tv shows where people are isolated in remote locations around the world to test and demonstrate their skills, …

12: The Hart Family Crash, Part 02

August 12th, 2019

42:25
On March 26, 2018 in the late afternoon, the California Highway Patrol was called out to a crash site on US highway 101 in the affluent Mendocino …

11: The Hart Family Crash, Part 01

August 6th, 2019

42:42
On March 26, 2018 in the late afternoon, the California Highway Patrol was called out to a crash site on US highway 101 in the affluent Mendocino …

10: The Murder of Michael McMorrow - Strawberry Fields Forever

July 24th, 2019

1:07:58
Listener, as you’ll hear, the facts of today’s story and the events that unfolded just prior to Memorial Day Weekend in 1997, show what happens when …

9: The Murders of Joann and Alex Katrinak, Part 02

July 10th, 2019

1:01:46

The conclusion of our two part series on the murders of Joann and Alex Katrinak. We hope you behaved and stayed off Wikipedia. Visit us online at ObscuraCrimePodcast.comCheckout our other podcasts at …

8: The Murders of Joann and Alex Katrinak, Part 01

June 26th, 2019

54:35
In December 1994, Andrew Katrinak arrives home to an empty house. At 10:40 p.m. he calls 911 to report his family missing. So begins a case that features a missing wife, a missing baby, and the husband who gave news …

7: The Murder of Honora Parker - Heavenly Creatures

June 12th, 2019

1:14:16
Today’s story is not that of a romance per se, but about another special kind of relationship. The type of relationship some of us are lucky enough to have in our lives at least once - it’s the story of best friends. …

6: Missing Mona Biddy

May 2nd, 2019

24:20
For the one year anniversary of Obscura we're returning to our first episode and doing the case justice this time. As an added bonus we're including Black Label 06 - Crush for free. For the sake of not getting kicked …

5: Jonathan Richardson - The Outbuilding

February 13th, 2019

43:28
Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the additional Black Label Episodes that are released …

4: Corey Feldman's Fight Against Pedophilia

February 6th, 2019

38:06
Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the additional Black Label Episodes that are released …

3: Zack and Addie

December 18th, 2018

1:03:49
For today’s show we cover a lot of ground. I figure I can only tell the story of Zach and Addie once…so…I better do the story justice. To finish out the year on the main feed, I’ve chosen to go out with a bang. Get …

2: The Murder of Brandon Teena

December 13th, 2018

29:07
The murder of Brandon Teena thrust the trans community into the forefront of public discussion. Before the early 1990s, transgender people were a silent minority within society. When the case we'll be discussing had …

1: Nick Stoutzenberger - The Mouth of Madness

November 29th, 2018

56:42
Today we discuss person so revolting he triggered my gag response. This is a first for the show. The episode skated on the edge of becoming a black …
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