Terrible People Doing Terrible Things

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Join us as we discuss a lesser known cult that had some unique cooking methods: The Blackburn Cult! This cult was founded and led by a woman, which is unusual compared to the cults we usually discuss. Queen May and her daughter would go on to not only swindle their followers out of money, but they would also engage in some very questionable and, dare I say, illegal activities in the name of serving God and finishing some book that no one was going to read anyway. Learn about the unfortunate oven incident that did not in fact cure one of their more vulnerable cult members and about the forlorn parents who made a poor decision in the hopes of resurrecting their daughter. Did I mention the nightly naked ampitheatre sacrifices yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us this week as we discuss another terrible piece of human garbage: Josef Mengele. Part sadistic surgeon with a penchant for twins, part Nazi war criminal, Uncle Mengele, as he liked to introduce himself to the children, may be best known for his inhumane medical experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz during World War II. Learn about how Mengele was quite the ladies' man during his time as a physician in the camps... if by ladies man, you mean he targeted pregnant women for his experiments. Did I mention the kidney guy yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more.This week's promo is for our lovely friend Jules- the host of Riddle Me That! True Crime. A link to her podcast can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/riddle-me-that-true-crime/id1522402746. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss how a botched bank heist in Sweden led to an unusual sort of comradery between two bank robbers and their hostages. Learn about the difficulties police encountered when working to secure the hostages and what wonderful sorts of solutions the general public offered to help bring the stand-off to an end. Find out how the term Stockholm Syndrome developed and what psychiatrists of the 1970s thought about this previously unidentified response to being held captive. Did I mention the bees and religious music yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out more.  This week's promo is for our friends over at Octoberpod. Be sure to check them out for all of your retro horror needs at https://www.octoberpodvhs.com/. Then, why not subscribe/rate/review on your favorite podcast app and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss some terrible people of history who got into an entanglement of sorts with the ever jubilant Mr. Adolphus Hitler. Learn about how Henry Ford of the Ford Company served as an inspiration to Hitler and how two prominent designers ended up working directly with prominent members of Nazi Germany. Did I mention those swanky SS uniforms yet? I didn't. Well, you'll just have to listen to find out more.Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the unusual and creepy story of The Denver Spider Man! Part down-on-his-luck, sympathetic man just looking for a little help, part "I'm going to murder you and then live in your attic", Theodore Edward Coneys hit a bit of a rough patch which would ultimately lead him to make a decision out of his own desperation. Learn about how this scenario is literally one of Amanda's greatest fears as a homeowner and how Theodore was able to make a little nest of sorts for himself in his victim's attic. Did I mention how he got the nickname The Spider Man yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode if you want to learn more. If you prefer looking and listening, you can find our episodes in video form over at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfvqpv0LvHGC7ss3USYuEA. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the Grandma that will forever haunt your dreams: Nannie Doss aka The Giggling Granny. Part loving mother and wife who just wanted the perfect man, part homicidal school girl with a laugh to match, Nannie didn't fare well in the romance department. Learn about how she quickly grew tired of not only playing the doting wife, but also of being a mother to her own children. Did I mention the hat pins yet and romance novels yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out more.Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us for Part Two of the Guatemala Syphilis Experiments! Learn even more about how the US Government orchestrated a series of experiments that would humiliate, exploit, expose, and infect vulnerable individuals with various STDs in the late 1940s. We are finally up to the Intentional Exposure experiments phase of the study, and believe me, it's about to get much more intense than the initial phases. Did I mention the penile abrasions and cisternal punctures yet? I didn't? Well, be sure to listen closely as I describe these methods in extensive and excruciating detail. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we cover Part One of a two-part episode on the Guatemala Syphilis Experiments! Learn about how the US Government orchestrated a series of experiments that would humiliate, exploit, expose, and infect vulnerable individuals with various STDs in the late 1940s. While it initially took place on US soil involving Indiana prisoners, we quickly moved the study overseas where we could continue to perform these tests outside of the prying eyes of our citizens or human services committees. Did I mention how awful this is yet? I sorta did? Well, buckle up friends because this is only Part One! And things get much, much worse in Part Two!Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the Father of Gynecology: James Marion Sims! Part poorly trained physician who didn't believe in anesthesia, part racist misogynist who appears to have simply enjoyed torturing enslaved Black women during the 1800s, Sims is not somebody who deserves all the honor and admiration that history has afforded him. Learn about the barbaric practices he employed to "treat" women suffering from debilitating and painful conditions and why we might want to stop awarding Terrible People even if their Terrible deeds accomplished some breakthrough in science or medicine. Did I mention the bent pewter spoon yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the Belle of the Murder Ball: Big Bad Belle Gunness! Part sturdy woman looking for a faithful husband, part gold-digging murderer known to lose her head, Big Bad Belle lured unsuspecting men to their deaths by placing love letters in the matrimonial ads of newspapers. It appears she was searching for a well endowed husband (if by well-endowed, you mean wealthy) but just kept misplacing them in the middle of the night. Did I mention that she was also a bit of a firebug? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the conspiracy theory that dared to sully the reputation of Amanda's favorite food: Pizzagate! Part unfounded claims about child trafficking out of pizza restaurants, part rhetoric claiming that democrats are Satanic and evil pedophiles, Pizzagate had a gestational period of about 24 hours before it was birthed and delivered to the social media masses. Learn about the evidence being cited in this crazy sounding theory and the shenanigans that ensued one night at a DC Pizzeria. Did I mention the AR-15 toting young man with a hero complex yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the Colorado Cannibal: Mr. Alferd Packer! Part down on his luck prospector during the gold rush, part epileptic with the tendency to boast about his nonexistent wilderness guide skills, Al had quite the appetite during the harsh winter months of 1873-1874. Learn about how Al made it back rather safe and round (and yes- I do mean ROUND) after supposedly being abandoned by his five ill fated companions. Did I mention the multiple warnings and free food and lodging these men were offered by a local tribe yet? I didn't. Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to find out how easily this tragedy could have been avoided. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss a Christmas story that is not nearly as funny or endearing as the movie: The Lawson Family Murders! Learn about the tragic events that unfolded on Christmas day back in 1929 in Stokes County, NC and about Charlie Lawson's bizarre behaviors leading up to the murders. We also have an in depth discussion on this type of murder, which is referred to as familicide, and it's risk factors. Did I mention the family portrait yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us for Part Two of a two part series as we discuss a serial killer who had a bit of a fascination with women's spiky heels: Mr. Jerome "Jerry" Brudos. We pick back up this week with the first murder victim and discuss her terrible and tragic fate at the hands of this Lust Killer. Learn about the ways he lured women into his home using nothing more than children's toys as props and about how he disposed of the bodies. Did I mention his Thanksgiving Plans yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to find out more. This week's promo is from our wonderful friends of Pineapple Pizza, a new podcast. You can find more information about their work here: https://linktr.ee/pineapppizzapod. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!All Music adapted from original works by Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us for Part One of a two part series as we discuss a serial killer who had a bit of a fascination with women's spiky heels: Mr. Jerome "Jerry" Brudos. Part electrician and family man with a love of women's shoes, part creepy killer who hung women from meat hooks, Jerry was seen as a harmless, well rounded adolescent in his younger years, but he would go on to exhibit increasingly violent and eventually deadly tendencies in terms of his fascination with women. Did I mention that he was released from a psychiatric hospital and deemed not to be a threat? Well, it happened...somehow. Listen to the episode to find out more. And be on the lookout for Part Two in the coming week. This week's promo is from our wonderful friend Kevin, host of the podcast The Jury Room. You can find more information about his work here: https://juryroompodcast.com. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the unsolved case of the Long Island Serial Killer. Part burlap sacks full of female body parts, part numerous suspects with the initials J.B., the identity of a potential serial killer has been unknown for the past two decades. Learn about why you should be wary of angry cops who carry around thousands of dollars in sex toys and how not to cover up your tracks after calling a murder victim's mother. Did I mention the Craigslist connection yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss Alexander Pichushkin: The Chessboard Killer! Part quiet young man who just wanted to play Chess, part murderous vodka enthusiast who seems to have wanted to emulate another famous Russian serial killer, Pichushkin aka The Bittsa Beast had a goal of killing 64 people but was caught before he could quite reach this number. Did I mention that he may have used a small statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a dolphin  to commit these heinous crimes? I didn't? You don't believe me? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to see if this is fake news or not.  Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss our favorite holiday and our not so favorite things that have happened on this magical night: Halloween Murders! Part fun times demanding candy from strangers, part not so fun times where your own parents may kill you for financial gain, Halloween seems like an innocent yearly ritual in which sleep-deprived children and drunk adults play dress up and overindulge in treats. Learn about the tragic murders that have taken place on this special night that should be a federal holiday. Did I mention the nice little greeting card that a grieving mother sends her son's murderer every Halloween? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more.Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
It's officially October! Join us for the first spooky spooky Halloween special episode, where Amanda aka The Black Dahlia goes over the sordid history of the Hotel Cecil in LA. Part low budget hotel for the down and out, part murder and suicide capital of Skid Row, the Cecil also served as the temporary home of a couple of notorious serial killers. While there are a few haunted happenings reported here, the real horror seems to revolve around the tragic deaths and apparent accidents that befell multiple tenants over the decades. Did I mention that there was a dead body discovered after residents complained of a funny taste to their water? I didn't? Listen to the episode to learn more about what the heck is going on at this real life Hotel California.Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the terrible human being that invented double-fisting in the world of the lobotomy: Walter Jackson Freeman, II. Part physician who only wants to help, part madman with a sharp instrument, Freeman went on to perform thousands of lobotomies during his lifetime. Did I mention the lobotomobile yet? I did? It's literally the title of this episode? Oh, okay. Be sure to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss the bizarre story of man who was targeted by a band of opportunistic geniuses that should stick to their day jobs: The Rasputin of the Bronx himself, Mike Malloy. Part homeless alcoholic, part mythical character out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie, this poor bastard was identified as easy prey by a group that would come to be known as The Murder Trust although a better name might have been The We Suck at Murder Trust. Did I mention the sardines and carpet tack sandwiches yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss another terrible human being who tortured and murdered children: Javed Iqbal Umayr. Part misunderstood artist, part mama's boy, this deranged killer terrorized Pakistan during a one year span where he brutalized young boys all because of some promise he made to himself. Did I mention the Lisa Frank diary yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to learn more. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
*Disclaimer- this episode is a heavy one, and involves the abuse and murder of a child by adults and other children, so feel free to skip it if you have an intact moral compass.*Join us as we discuss the Caretaker of the Year back in 1965: Gertrude Baniszewski. She is most famous for the abuse, torture, and murder of 16 year old Sylvia Likens, but that’s not all there is to fangirl over about this terrible woman. Ms. Baniszewski was quite the catch romantically speaking, with her pill-popping zombie-eyed stare and smoker’s cough. Did I mention that she started a profitable business down in her basement by simply persuading impressionable youths into torturing a classmate yet? I didn’t? Well, you’ll just have to listen if you want to find out more and then cry a little while questioning if there even are any redeeming qualities in the whole damn human race.Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss one of the worst modern day abuses of medical power: Dr. Death himself, Christopher Duntsch. He's undertrained, arrogant, and looking to slice some people up under the guise of performing delicate surgeries that go terribly awry. Did I mention that he's from Amanda's home state of Tennessee? Go Volunteers! Kind of..... Anywho, check out Episode 11 to find out more about Duntsch's horror story of a medical record, and the lack of checks and balances that allowed him to continue working as a surgeon despite multiple signs of incompetency and intent to harm. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Join us as we discuss English serial killer and necrophiliac: John "Can't Do It" Christie. Learn about how he murdered several women in the Notting Hills community in the 1940s and 1950s and about his little Lady Cemetery where he buried the bodies. Did I mention the weird affinity for corpses yet? Oh...I kinda did, I guess. Yeah. He was into that shit. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support! Music adapted from Rafael Krux (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Laura Berni and Amanda Hannon
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jul 21st, 2020
Latest Episode
Feb 22nd, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
34
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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