@juliet, what did you think? Wasn't that the strangest story ? I am still trying to wrap my head around what the real story is? It was a really well done podcast.
I have been listening to The vanished podcast, casefile, criminal, snap judgement, this american life.
@amy1975, really liked it . Was pretty strange story, I think the jury made the correct decision. I liked the host also, so now starting on the coed story they covered. I did get into the one about Tara Calico out of New Mexico. That photo they found in Port St. Joe is near one of my favorite beaches. Still have not found her remains . I also did the one about Jennifer Kesey out of Orlando. At one time they had a theory her and Tara’s case could be related. Never found her either. So many missing women out there. Actually worked with a girl whose Mother vanished up near Atlanta, think it’s the oldest missing female in Ga file.
@amy - I'm starting that one tonight - I'm intrigued. I just finished one by a PI that I really thought was well done. It is called Without Warning...here is the description: Lauren Agee attended Wakefest in Smithville, TN with some friends. On the last day without warning Lauren's life was gone in an instant. Join Professional Investigator Sheila Wysocki as she takes back the curtain to go behind the scenes of an investigation. You decide who is telling the truth, who isn't, what happened to the evidence, and what happened with the police investigation. See what Lauren's mom, Sherry Smith has to do in order to speak for her daughter. Was it murder or a tragic accident, you decide. True Crime in real time.
ok, i have to check all these out now! Thanks!
@georgia1234 I took your suggestion and started listening to Without Warning last night.... big mistake. I got like no sleep because I couldn't stop listening. You're right, it is well done. Sheila Wysocki is everything and I might just start a fan club. How about Sheriff "I don't know" and the wealth of knowledge he brought to the table during his deposition? 😂😂
Ok. Big Savage is so interesting, agreed. I just don't understand what that girl was thinking falling/jumping down the cliff NAKED? Sge seemed like she had her shit together. It's just so confusing. Also at the end of To Live and Die in LA they do a one off episode of a different case which I find intriguing, anyone else listen to that episode? Thoughts?
The Lauren Agee case is also quite interesting. Agreed..
@southga He killed me! Voice, accent and content were quite the combo. I was on the west coast for work last week and couldn't sleep so I binged the entire podcast. There is also a 20/20 episode on youtube if you want to put a face with a name for some of the people.
Also "The Shrink Next Door" and "Emma Fillipoff is Missing" and one out of Australia called "The Lady Vanishes" are all crazy stories.
But going back to the Alexander Stevens case...anyone have any theories regarding why all the pets were involved? It was a well done podcast but I'm just plain stumped on this one...
@georgia1234 I listened to the lead detective's deposition last night. He's about as useful as the sheriff. When he said the sheriff had reprimanded him twice for not shaving, I was like.... wait.. what..wtf??? So, the sheriff is more concerned about the effort his officers put into maintaining a clean cut appearance than he is about the effort they put into documentation and producing detailed, accurate reports for the cases they "investigate"? It's such a shame this happened outside of that off duty police officer's jurisdiction. He seemed to remember everything that the sheriff and his detective could not and he had also paid attention to some critical details they were oblivious to. Does Sheila's voice remind you of anyone? 😀
The Fall Line and Already Gone are two good ones. The pets are pretty strange thing to do on Big Savage. IDK why the poor animals were used. Maybe some ritual , getting rid of them in twisted head, or bait to get Alex out there. One juror thought they walked down there. She is a black belt which a kick could have broken his rib and punctured his lung and rendered him pretty defenseless. I don’t think anybody can cut theirselves as deep as the wound was. I liked the music they used and the whole weird story. In the true crime nutty way
I just binged Big Savage, so thanks to whoever suggested it! What a bizarre story. I'm having a friend listen to it on a road trip she's taking this weekend and we'll discuss it next week. On to the next.....which I think is going to be Without Warning. I'm super picky and weird about the podcasters voice and will immediately stop listening if the voice bothers me (like the monotonous style of The Vanished.)
so, Big Savage happened in my county. My nephew went to school with the girl. they are the same age. I am so confused about the animals, the getting naked thing, and i would have loved to see the jurors faces when she went in details about the shower incident. My God! My county is very conservative and there are a lot of secrets here. I don't think anyone will ever know the real truth about what happened that night.
Megan knows...or perhaps she doesn't, but I also don't think she was convicted beyond a reasonable doubt, as there are too many unanswered questions. I'd love to be a juror on something like this. The one and only time I've served locally I had to fight with the remaining jurors who literally vegged me to agree with them because "it's a nice day out and they dont have to go to work." Can you imagine how many people this must happen to, who are forced into a unanimous decision because they dont have the balls to stand up to everyone else on the jury?
The WVU Coed Murders about Mared & Karen , another interesting , excellent podcast about two college students who went missing in 1970. Dang Amy you got some stories up there !
you got that right. i listened to the podcast about the college girls that went missing. i was telling everyone locally about it and they never heard about it . i was like HOW?!
Atlanta Monster was at its best when we *didn't* hear from Wayne Williams. The first and the last two episodes were the strongest. I've started Monster: Zodiac and it seems to be better. I'm returning to Serial (haven't heard Season 3, yet), and starting on Undisclosed. In the Dark suits pretty well as a companion to Atlanta Monster because it's such a good parallel in terms of cultural shift, police screwups, and the radically different response to Jacob Wetterling as a victim versus (Gd, I hate myself for not being about to keep their names straight) the children and young men murdered in Atlanta, 1979-1981. I'm a massive history/sociology geek, so if anyone knows of podcasts similar to Atlanta Monster, In the Dark, or Monster: Zodiac, I'd love to hear.
Has anyone watched the new netflix show Exhibit A ? It is very good! It goes into so many false things that can be presented as evidence. Ya'll should check it out.