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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Justin Drown

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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Justin Drown

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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.   

Latest Episodes

Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

EIn this age of widespread social media, the ability to upload and live stream video has given a world stage to some of the most vicious violent acts humans are capable of. Where once these acts took place in hiding with doors firmly closed, today's technological world means doors and geography no longer provide any barriers. Interpersonal violence is not contained to one spot. One moment in time that only those physically present witness and are left haunted by. Social media, in its rush to expand and develop, has slid down a slope of human depravity. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Extreme Graphic Audio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MIN1 d ago
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Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

EExclusive EpisodeIn this age of widespread social media, the ability to upload and live stream video has given a world stage to some of the most vicious violent acts humans are capable of. Where once these acts took place in hiding with doors firmly closed, today's technological world means doors and geography no longer provide any barriers. Interpersonal violence is not contained to one spot. One moment in time that only those physically present witness and are left haunted by. Social media, in its rush to expand and develop, has slid down a slope of human depravity. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Extreme Graphic Audio

54 MIN1 d ago
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Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

Obscura: Fireside Chat 05

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5 MIN1 w ago
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Obscura: Fireside Chat 05

Lost Episodes: Volume 3

EExclusive EpisodeHere is a large batch of since removed episodes to keep you busy.Episode list:Episode 20: The Chicago Sausage Factory MurderEpisode 30: The Cannibal Poet - Jose Luis Calva ZepedaEpisode 33: The Mystery of the I-70 KillerEpisode 40: Michel FourniretEpisode 53 Nannie Doss - Sympathy for the Devil

197 MIN1 w ago
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Lost Episodes: Volume 3

Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

EMathew Borges was a teenager entirely different from Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. While Lee was happy, positive, and able to impart encouraging wisdom to his friends on life and meaning, Mathew was a darker soul. CW: Detailed Descriptions of Extreme Violence Writer: Fiona Guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2 w ago
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Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

EExclusive EpisodeMathew Borges was a teenager entirely different from Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. While Lee was happy, positive, and able to impart encouraging wisdom to his friends on life and meaning, Mathew was a darker soul.CW: Detailed Descriptions of Extreme ViolenceWriter: Fiona Guy

49 MIN2 w ago
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Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

Introducing: Morbidology

Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered" and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders. https://morbidology.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 MIN3 w ago
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Introducing: Morbidology

S2E20: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

EWriter: Gemma Harris 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 it proved to be the catalyst for much-needed reform when it comes to prosecuting hate crimes, and for taking a small step towards attempting to address pervasive and entrenched racism. And as we know, we still have a long, long way to go. CW: Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Racially Motivated Violence thebyrdfoundation.org mvfhr.org (Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights) https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd (Official George Floyd Memorial Fund) Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. If you visit my special link right now at Expressvpn.com/obscura you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself with ExpressVPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MINJUN 11
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S2E20: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

Black Label S2E3: Tori Stafford

EWriter: Fiona Guy On a February winters night in the city of Woodstock in Ontario, Canada, two individuals met by chance at a Pizza Parlour. There was an instant connection between them. A spark. But this wasn’t a positive meeting of souls. It wasn’t the start of something beautiful. That night was the start of a rapid descent towards a heart-breaking ending for an innocent 8-year-old girl. CW: Child Sexual Abuse, Child Death, Extreme Descriptions of Violence, Graphic Audio Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. If you visit my special link right now at Expressvpn.com/obscura you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself with ExpressVPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

83 MINMAY 27
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Black Label S2E3: Tori Stafford

Mega Pack 02: Premium Episodes

EOrder of Episodes: Justin Rey [Quick Cut] Denis and Katya Richard Russell [Quick Cut] The Blue Tarp Suicide [Quick Cut] James Hydrick - The Mentalist Baylee Wylie Save money with Gabi. Take two minutes right now to see how much you can save on your car and homeowners insurance. Go to Gabi.com/OBSCURA. If you visit my special link right now at Expressvpn.com/obscura you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself with ExpressVPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

191 MINMAY 13
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Mega Pack 02: Premium Episodes

Latest Episodes

Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

EIn this age of widespread social media, the ability to upload and live stream video has given a world stage to some of the most vicious violent acts humans are capable of. Where once these acts took place in hiding with doors firmly closed, today's technological world means doors and geography no longer provide any barriers. Interpersonal violence is not contained to one spot. One moment in time that only those physically present witness and are left haunted by. Social media, in its rush to expand and develop, has slid down a slope of human depravity. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Extreme Graphic Audio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

EExclusive EpisodeIn this age of widespread social media, the ability to upload and live stream video has given a world stage to some of the most vicious violent acts humans are capable of. Where once these acts took place in hiding with doors firmly closed, today's technological world means doors and geography no longer provide any barriers. Interpersonal violence is not contained to one spot. One moment in time that only those physically present witness and are left haunted by. Social media, in its rush to expand and develop, has slid down a slope of human depravity. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Extreme Graphic Audio

54 MIN1 d ago
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Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

Obscura: Fireside Chat 05

Exclusive Episode

5 MIN1 w ago
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Obscura: Fireside Chat 05

Lost Episodes: Volume 3

EExclusive EpisodeHere is a large batch of since removed episodes to keep you busy.Episode list:Episode 20: The Chicago Sausage Factory MurderEpisode 30: The Cannibal Poet - Jose Luis Calva ZepedaEpisode 33: The Mystery of the I-70 KillerEpisode 40: Michel FourniretEpisode 53 Nannie Doss - Sympathy for the Devil

197 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Lost Episodes: Volume 3

Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

EMathew Borges was a teenager entirely different from Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. While Lee was happy, positive, and able to impart encouraging wisdom to his friends on life and meaning, Mathew was a darker soul. CW: Detailed Descriptions of Extreme Violence Writer: Fiona Guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

EExclusive EpisodeMathew Borges was a teenager entirely different from Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. While Lee was happy, positive, and able to impart encouraging wisdom to his friends on life and meaning, Mathew was a darker soul.CW: Detailed Descriptions of Extreme ViolenceWriter: Fiona Guy

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

Introducing: Morbidology

Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered" and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders. https://morbidology.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 MIN3 w ago
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Introducing: Morbidology

S2E20: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

EWriter: Gemma Harris 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 it proved to be the catalyst for much-needed reform when it comes to prosecuting hate crimes, and for taking a small step towards attempting to address pervasive and entrenched racism. And as we know, we still have a long, long way to go. CW: Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Racially Motivated Violence thebyrdfoundation.org mvfhr.org (Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights) https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd (Official George Floyd Memorial Fund) Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. If you visit my special link right now at Expressvpn.com/obscura you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself with ExpressVPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

72 MINJUN 11
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S2E20: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

Black Label S2E3: Tori Stafford

EWriter: Fiona Guy On a February winters night in the city of Woodstock in Ontario, Canada, two individuals met by chance at a Pizza Parlour. There was an instant connection between them. A spark. But this wasn’t a positive meeting of souls. It wasn’t the start of something beautiful. That night was the start of a rapid descent towards a heart-breaking ending for an innocent 8-year-old girl. CW: Child Sexual Abuse, Child Death, Extreme Descriptions of Violence, Graphic Audio Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. If you visit my special link right now at Expressvpn.com/obscura you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself with ExpressVPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

83 MINMAY 27
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Black Label S2E3: Tori Stafford

Mega Pack 02: Premium Episodes

EOrder of Episodes: Justin Rey [Quick Cut] Denis and Katya Richard Russell [Quick Cut] The Blue Tarp Suicide [Quick Cut] James Hydrick - The Mentalist Baylee Wylie Save money with Gabi. Take two minutes right now to see how much you can save on your car and homeowners insurance. Go to Gabi.com/OBSCURA. If you visit my special link right now at Expressvpn.com/obscura you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Support the show, watch what you want, and protect yourself with ExpressVPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

191 MINMAY 13
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Mega Pack 02: Premium Episodes

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