True Crime

6: LADY CULTS: The Brahma Kumaris plus Gwen Shambin Lara’s weight-loss cult

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast, hosts Geordie & Michelle look at two cults started by women… When Eavesdropper Linda wrote in telling us about how her father had changed his will to leave the lion’s share of his money and property to the Brahma Kumaris in the last days of his life, Geordie got…

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4: TANGLED & TRAGIC: What happened to Elliott Smith? Plus the death of Michael Hutchence and his missing millions

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast, hosts Geordie & Michelle look at two rock’n’roll tragedies … Anyone growing up in the 1990s will remember the beautifully talented yet maudlin musician Elliott Smith. Rising to fame and even being nominated for an Oscar for his song Miss Misery, which featured in the film Good Will Hunting,…

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52: LA STORIES: One-hit wonder Flame Fortune, the Trailside Killer & more!

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast, we go to LA! But not before a little New Year’s toast to all our listeners. Happy 2024! This week, hosts Geordie & Michelle look back at the year that was and chat about some of 2023’s earlier episodes. We certainly love a cult… And then onto our New…

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45: STALKERS & WATCHERS: The time Madonna got stalked plus the true story behind Netflix’s The Watcher

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast… It’s the Stalkers episode! What makes someone become a stalker? Michelle mini-dives into some of the reasons why people stalk before talking about the time Madonna’s stalker jumped the wall to her house back in the 90s… Geordie discusses the real-life story behind The Watcher (you know, the creepy…

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43: ANGELS & ORGANS: Nurses who kill, organ trafficking & the forced organ-harvesting trade in China

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast… Michelle gets dark as she looks at serial killers known as Angels of Death, aka, nurses who kill… Starting with children’s nurse, Lucy Letby, who made headlines earlier this year when she was charged with 22 counts of murder or attempted murder. Michelle then looks at the case of…

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42: TRUE CRIME TIME: The strange case of Diane Chenery-Wickens & the 1993 Canberra murder of Leanne Ford

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast… Geordie delves into a tragic murder from January 2008 in Duddleswell, East Sussex, in the United Kingdom. When award-winning make-up artist Diane Chenery-Wickens discovered her husband David was cheating on her, spiritualist David murdered her, dumped her body and reported her missing. Listen now to discover what David did…

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38: THE DEVIL’S WORK?: Dungeons & Dragons, heavy metal T-shirts & Satanic Panic!

This week on Eavesdroppin’, hosts Geordie & Michelle look at the world of Dungeons & Dragons and Satanic Panic! Back in the early 1970s, Dungeons & Dragons moved from being just a board game to becoming the world’s most popular fantasy role-playing game. Come the 1980s and the game had sparked moral panic throughout the…

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36: APPARENTLY ALLEGEDLY: Mutant fish, mushroom deaths, assisted suicide and a Canberra double-decapitation case

It’s Listeners’ Choice this week on Eavesdroppin’, as hosts Geordie & Michelle cover news, views and true crime tips from our dear dear listneners … What did Japanese fishermen find off the coast of New Zealand in 1977? Did Australian woman Erin Patterson deliberately serve us a killer mushroom wellington? What’s the tee with Canadian…

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35: CONSCIOUS DEVELOPMENT: Terri Hoffman and the cult you’ve never heard of

This week, Eavesdroppin’ host Michelle wraps up the cult double whammy with a mini-dive into a cult you’ve most likely never heard of… Terri Hoffman’s Conscious Development. In the early 1970s in Dallas, Texas, Terri Hoffman began giving free classes on spirituality and meditation. By the late 1970s, her cult was in full swing with…

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34: THE MANSON FAMILY: Where are they now?

Eavesdroppin’ host Geordie gets culty and looks at Charles Manson and the Manson Family and asks, where are they now? In the late 1960s, Charles Manson and his LSD-soaked cult followers he called the Manson Family went on a killing spree. The reason? Race hate. Want to know more? You’ll have to listen! Plus Geordie…

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