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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast
Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Justin

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About Us

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast 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 advised.

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Welcome listener. I'm glad you're here...

Why Premium?

This is our dream project.... but we have to make it sustainable. With your help I don't see why Obscura can't be an indefinite production. But we do need your help. At a certain point the many, many hours it takes to produce each episode can take its toll. That's where your help comes in. With enough budget Obscura can become a full time effort for all involved. 

What makes your show worth expanding?

What makes Obscura: A True Crime Podcast different from a number of True Crime Podcasts is that it has a narrative focus. This basically means that you're not just getting the facts laid out in front of you. I've always been of the mind that wikipedia does that well enough for you. 

Because of this, we create a cohesive story you can follow, with immersive sound and atmospheric music. Combine that with a sympathetic exploration of the victims. Too many podcasts in the true crime space feel exploitative for the sake of exploitation.  We want Obscura to show that you can tell an engaging, factual true crime story and remain respectful to the victims involved. 

But isn't this easy work?

Each episode takes 40-80 hours of research, writing, editing, social networking and narration. This is our passion and we love to create. But we have no pretense that it's easy work. 

What's in it for me? 

Other than merchandise and early ad-free access to episodes... if you subscribe to Premium at the $5 level you will get access to monthly Black Label episodes. 

Thank you for reading and...keep the fire burning.   

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S2E08: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 02

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S2E08: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 02

S2E07: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 01

CW: Rape, Sexual Abuse Writer: Gemma Harris 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, stamina and endurance required to overcome the obstacles presented by mother nature. Extreme temperatures, exposure, hunger, dehydration, and exhaustion - not to mention threats from native wildlife, all pose additional complications. Listener... what happens when you’re stranded and don’t have that experience and those survival skills? No idea how far away you are from the closest town? No way of knowing when - or if - you’ll be rescued? And listener - what if, stranded in the middle of nowhere, the movement of the person you could suddenly hear as they made their way through the trees towards you, belonged to someone who wasn’t coming to help you - but to hunt you? REFERENCES: SEE WEBSITE

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S2E07: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 01

[Censored Version] Obscura: Black Label 10

EExclusive EpisodeWriter: Haley GrayCensored version of the episode. Removes part one for those that would like to avoid extreme content.

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[Censored Version] Obscura: Black Label 10

Obscura: Black Label 10

EExclusive EpisodeWriters: Haley Gray, Justin DrownIn two parts, one longer, this episode explores an increasingly desensitized internet and the dark corners of the web that's ripe for radicalization. Part 01 explores a horrific crime that's met callous jokes by users that don't bother to hide their identity. Part 02 is a deep dive into internet radicalization and its effects after nearly two decades.Extreme content warning! I released a censored version of the episode for those that would like to skip the most graphic part of the episode. Please take this warning seriously if you have any reservations.

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S2E06: The Hart Family Crash - Part 02

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42 MINAUG 12
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S2E06: The Hart Family Crash - Part 02

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Obscura: Premium 01 - Baylee Wylie

EExclusive EpisodeWriter: Suzanne St JohnThis is our first ever episode of Obscura: Premium. These are full featured episodes of Obscura created exclusively for those that support us. Episode 01 of Premium covers the death of Baylee Wylie and the cowards that murdered him.CW: Rape, Torture, MurderNote: This episode uses the words "Prostitute" and "Prostitution" when paraphrasing others. Typically I use the term "sex worker" but, since the episode recounts the first hand accounts of others, I had to make a judgement call when creating the episode.

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S2E08: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 02

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CW: Rape, Sexual Abuse Writer: Gemma Harris 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, stamina and endurance required to overcome the obstacles presented by mother nature. Extreme temperatures, exposure, hunger, dehydration, and exhaustion - not to mention threats from native wildlife, all pose additional complications. Listener... what happens when you’re stranded and don’t have that experience and those survival skills? No idea how far away you are from the closest town? No way of knowing when - or if - you’ll be rescued? And listener - what if, stranded in the middle of nowhere, the movement of the person you could suddenly hear as they made their way through the trees towards you, belonged to someone who wasn’t coming to help you - but to hunt you? REFERENCES: SEE WEBSITE

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S2E07: Robert Hansen - The Hunter - Part 01

[Censored Version] Obscura: Black Label 10

EExclusive EpisodeWriter: Haley GrayCensored version of the episode. Removes part one for those that would like to avoid extreme content.

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[Censored Version] Obscura: Black Label 10

Obscura: Black Label 10

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51 MINAUG 28
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Obscura: Black Label 10

S2E06: The Hart Family Crash - Part 02

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42 MINAUG 12
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S2E06: The Hart Family Crash - Part 02