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Sinister Silhouettes

40 EpisodesProduced by Tasha PierceWebsite

Sinister Silhouettes is a true-crime podcast that explores the illicit, the sordid, and the downright conniving acts that one person can commit against another.  Join Tasha as she unravels cases that made headlines and conspiracies that just might hold a grain of truth. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podc… read more

40 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Not Goodbye...See You Later

October 19th, 2020


In the immortal words of the great Kenny Rogers:

You've got to know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

And know when to run

You …

Another Day, Another Hashtag

October 5th, 2020


No fanfare-

It just keeps happening.

I'm scared.

And I'm tired.

So glad it wasn't caught on video.

I can't watch one more.

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The Feeling of Being Watched

September 29th, 2020


Operation Vulgar Betrayal was the codename the FBI hid behind while conducting surveillance in Bridgeview, Illinois, beginning in the 80s. The …

Deputy Dan the Baptist?

September 22nd, 2020


Daniel Wilkey is a 26-year-old former deputy of the Hamilton County Sherriff's Department in Tennessee- FORMER because he's facing a litany of …

ICDC Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

September 17th, 2020


No music, no call to action, just RAGE!!!

This news is HUGE, if true-

The worst kind of assault is being alleged against a private detention center.

Sinister Siblings: The Papin Sisters

August 11th, 2020


In early 20th century France, two young sisters capture the attention of the entire country after participating in a heinous double murder.  Did the women suffer from undiagnosed mental illnesses or were they simply …

Sinister Siblings: Robert & Anthony Rowlingson

August 4th, 2020


This week we discuss a case out of Australia. This is the first in a series of "Sinister Siblings"!

Promo: State Of Fear Podcast

Sinister Saturdays:



Purple Planet Music

Sneak Peek! Don't F*ck With Cats

July 21st, 2020


Hey all!

Just wanted to share an excerpt from my first Patreon exclusive episode. I'm breaking down "Don't F*ck With Cats" episode by episode. If …

Sinister Silhouettes LIVE 7/7- the Wayfair Conspiracy & more

July 18th, 2020


Audio from Sinister Silhouettes LIVE 7/7!

I discussed CONSPIRACIES- including the newest one to hit the web. The Wayfair Conspiracy!

Join me LIVE on Saturdays at 1pm as I chat a range of topics that relate to true crime, …

An Open Letter to the Chi

July 2nd, 2020


Thanks to this week's sponsor: True Crime Podcast from Indie Drop-in!

Check them out at the following link:

Find me …

Sinister Silhouettes LIVE- Kenya Dake, The Daybell's, and other topics

June 28th, 2020


This is the audio from the 6/27 episode of Sinister Silhouettes LIVE. Join me every Saturday at 1pm CST to discuss current true-crime stories and more. I'm on and

Chad & Lori- The Dumb Daybell's

June 26th, 2020


I'm still on a break, but thought you all might be interested in hearing the audio from Sinister Silhouettes LIVE. I'm joined by Mark (who I mistakenly called Matt one million times) and Eileen from CrimeLapse Podcast. …

The Scream Killers

June 16th, 2020


September 22, 2006, started like any other Friday at Pocatello High School.  Kids were scurrying to classes while making plans for the weekend.  …

Victims of Injustice: Black Lives Matter

June 10th, 2020


As podcasters, we have a platform and duty to speak up and call out injustice. and amplify the voices of black podcasters that deserve more recognition. Racism is prevalent in all industries; the media who under-report …

The Blueprint: A Turning Point For Change

June 1st, 2020


We have discussed the problem ad nausea. Today is about offering solutions. We are at a crossroads- the public has overwhelmingly signaled that WE …

Fear of the Big Black Man (and some women)

May 18th, 2020


(Drunken Rant) What can we do while black? We can’t eat ice cream in our home, play video games IN OUR HOMES, drive, exercise, shop, buy skittles, listen to music, go to work- what the fuck is safe to do while black?  …

The Heartbreaking Case of Angie Housman

May 11th, 2020


  It was November 18, 1993, in St. Ann, Missouri. Angie Housman was nine-years-old.  Like every day, she was excited to get home when she hopped off …

That Time Aretha Franklin Wasn't Aretha Franklin

May 5th, 2020


Well, today’s story is kind of similar to that feeling of familiarity with a rising star. Set in the 1960s, the journey begins at a time of civil …

The Exorcisms of LaToya Ammons

April 27th, 2020


 Today I’m going to tell you about the weirdest story that Gary, IN has to offer.  This situation made international news and even had a documentary to cover the case.  To make things even more interesting, I knew the …

Zodiac Killer Revealed?

April 21st, 2020


Earl Van Best Jr. was 27 years old when he met Judy Chandler, 13  at the time. It was October 1961 and they were in front of an ice cream shop in San …

Tales From the Hood: Jennifer Kocsis

March 29th, 2020


Jennifer Kocsis loved karaoke. Friends say she would go to sing it anywhere, anytime.

On Saturday morning, not long after 1 a.m., she sang a duet with …

True Crime Headlines!

March 17th, 2020


This week I would like to discuss True Crime stories that have been dominating the headlines. Most of us have opinions on these cases, but my goal …

Red Zone (Listener Request)

March 12th, 2020


Tidings and salutations, bibliophiles!  Welcome back to True Crime: By The Book.  I’m the Librarian, Tasha Pierce. Today we’re going to learn about …

The Witnesses- Knock, Knock!

February 25th, 2020


Oxygen released a full length documentary that explores the child sexual abuse accusations that are plaguing the Jehovah’s Witness organization. I …

Patriot to Prisoner: Aaron Hernandez Part 2

February 7th, 2020


Throughout the series, we hear excerpts from conversations that disgraced NFL start Aaron Hernandez had with the people closest to him.  Of course, being a guest of any prison comes with a total lack of privacy. The …

Aaron Hernandez Netflix Documentary

January 30th, 2020


Okay, so we start at the beginning- Aaron and his older brother DJ were being raised in Bristol, Connecticut by their father Dennis and mother …

Fatal Charm: The Shocking True Story of Serial Wife Killer Randy Roth

January 21st, 2020


 Here is the summary from Fatal Charm:

Smith, a prize-winning reporter for The Seattle Times, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative …

Evidence of Love- Jealousy, Betrayal, and Rage in Texas

January 8th, 2020


Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their …

Unsolved Indiana

January 1st, 2020


Info for Rochelle:

Gary Police Department Violent Crimes Division at 219-881-1210 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-274-6347

Info for Abby and Libby-


The Santa Strangler

December 24th, 2019


Before I forget- IT'S EPISODE 10 BAAAAABY!

Happy holidays! BEFORE you set out those cookies and milk, check out this episode about a VERY bad Santa.

Growing Up Buttafuoco

December 17th, 2019


Let me tell you, growing up in the ‘90s was something else.  The societal rules were far more blurred than they are today- and I think that it is our …

India Mackey & Me- Domestic Violence Stories

November 26th, 2019


National Domestic Violence Hotline- 800-799-7233 or visit

We'll get to "Growing Up Buttafuoco" next week. The death of the young, bright, …

My Friend Anna- How Anna Scammed NY!

November 19th, 2019


 I think it was a good idea for Williams to deliver her story, in her voice. But, Rachel, I got questions, girl! Before we get to the reasons I find …

Murder In The Heartland- The Murder Of Bobbie Jo Stinett

November 5th, 2019


Bobbie Jo was awaiting Darlene’s arrival.  In the meantime, she talked with her mom. Becky Harper, Bobbie Jo’s mother, was also full of anticipation …

Christopher Dorner- Vigilante Ex-Cop/Spree Killer

October 23rd, 2019


In 2013, Christopher Dorner held law enforcement hostage while on a nine day killing spree. The events gave the community at large a picture of how …

The East Side Killer- Charmer Part 2

October 15th, 2019


Mary Anne Pohlreich was 27 years old. She moved to Bellevue to study computers and was working as a telemarketer.She shared an apartment with a …

Charmer by Jack Olsen- Part 1

October 8th, 2019


In Charmer, we meet Russell as a boy about the same age as I was when I learned that monsters live among us. He was wise beyond his years. He would …

The Setup by Pete Crooks

September 23rd, 2019


The pitch went like this: Chris Butler, a retired cop, ran a private investigator firm in Concord, California. His business had a fascinating angle—his firm was staffed entirely by soccer moms.

In fact, Butler employed …

Obsessed- M. William Phelps

September 10th, 2019


Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met …

True Crime: By The Book Teaser

August 20th, 2019


True Crime By The Book is a NEW show that launches 9/10/2019!! Join your host, Tasha Pierce, as she dives into a new book bi-weekly. There's more to crime than murder, so expect selections that cover all types of …

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