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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

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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 S2E7: Broken Arrow

EIn 2015 in Oklahoma, a crime took place which broke the very foundations of home, family, and love. Across ten short minutes devastating violence took over those values shattering any ability for this family to come back together. This was a series of gruesome, bloody, and truly appalling acts carried out behind closed doors. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Child Death, Graphic Audio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

79 min5 d ago
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Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

Where are the missing episodes? How do I access Black Label? Answers here.

Epatreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 min5 d ago
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Where are the missing episodes? How do I access Black Label? Answers here.

Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

EExclusive EpisodeIn 2015 in Oklahoma, a crime took place which broke the very foundations of home, family, and love. Across ten short minutes devastating violence took over those values shattering any ability for this family to come back together. This was a series of gruesome, bloody, and truly appalling acts carried out behind closed doors. Writer: Fiona GuyCW: Child Death, Graphic Audio

74 min1 w ago
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Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

EThe chilly midwinter morning of 11 January 1992 in southern Indiana was shaping up to be ideal for quail hunting. At around 10:45am on the outskirts of Jefferson Proving Ground just outside the town of Madison, two brothers caught sight of something off the side of Lemon Road as they drove along. The men jumped out of their pickup and walked through an isolated open field toward what looked like a department store mannequin laying on the ground. It was a strange location to stumble upon something so out of place. But as the men moved closer, their confusion turned to horror... Writer: Gemma Harris Content Warning: Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse Obscura is supported by CBDMD cbdmd.com Use promo code OBSCURA for 25% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

70 min2 w ago
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S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

EExclusive EpisodeThe chilly midwinter morning of 11 January 1992 in southern Indiana was shaping up to be ideal for quail hunting. At around 10:45am on the outskirts of Jefferson Proving Ground just outside the town of Madison, two brothers caught sight of something off the side of Lemon Road as they drove along. The men jumped out of their pickup and walked through an isolated open field toward what looked like a department store mannequin laying on the ground. It was a strange location to stumble upon something so out of place. But as the men moved closer, their confusion turned to horror...Writer: Gemma HarrisContent Warning: Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse

65 minAUG 31
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S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

Black Label S1E02: Bakky

E[Extreme Content Warning] Obscura is supported by CBDMD cbdmd.com Use promo code OBSCURA for 25% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 minAUG 28
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Black Label S1E02: Bakky

Introducing: Morally Indefensible

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10 minAUG 18
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Introducing: Morally Indefensible

Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer

EIn 2015 in a small suburb of Logan City, Queensland, a case broke that went on to twist and turn with an impeding sense of alarm. As each layer was slowly revealed, uncovered by dedicated men and women seeking the truth, the questionable became the inconceivable. Listener, this case is a chilling display of the human ability to lie, to mask and to cheat. The callous and ruthless acts involved leave no doubt as to how sinister the unexpected can turn out to be. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Child Death Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 minAUG 15
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Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer

Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer [Ad Free]

EExclusive EpisodeIn 2015 in a small suburb of Logan City, Queensland, a case broke that went on to twist and turn with an impeding sense of alarm. As each layer was slowly revealed, uncovered by dedicated men and women seeking the truth, the questionable became the inconceivable. Listener, this case is a chilling display of the human ability to lie, to mask and to cheat. The callous and ruthless acts involved leave no doubt as to how sinister the unexpected can turn out to be.Writer: Fiona GuyCW: Child Death

58 minAUG 14
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Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer [Ad Free]

S2E22: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 02

EIn April 2017, following some months of debate, Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. But this stalled in early May, when a temporary injunction issued by the court prohibited the removal of the statue for another 6 months. By this time, the city’s former Lee Park had become the preferred venue for various neo-Confederate and far right wing political groups to hold public events in Charlottesville. This included demonstrations protesting the removal of the statues. These protests were met with peaceful resistance from anti-racism counter-protestors, but tensions between the two groups usually escalated. Attempts to keep them separated weren’t always successful, and intervention by law enforcement only served to further incite backlash from both sides. It’s against this socio-political backdrop that today’s story unfolded. Writer: Gemma Harris CW: Graphic Audio https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1 http://www.catriceology.com/ https://www.chr...

46 minAUG 1
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S2E22: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 02

Latest Episodes

Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

EIn 2015 in Oklahoma, a crime took place which broke the very foundations of home, family, and love. Across ten short minutes devastating violence took over those values shattering any ability for this family to come back together. This was a series of gruesome, bloody, and truly appalling acts carried out behind closed doors. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Child Death, Graphic Audio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

79 min5 d ago
Comments
Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

Where are the missing episodes? How do I access Black Label? Answers here.

Epatreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4 min5 d ago
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Where are the missing episodes? How do I access Black Label? Answers here.

Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

EExclusive EpisodeIn 2015 in Oklahoma, a crime took place which broke the very foundations of home, family, and love. Across ten short minutes devastating violence took over those values shattering any ability for this family to come back together. This was a series of gruesome, bloody, and truly appalling acts carried out behind closed doors. Writer: Fiona GuyCW: Child Death, Graphic Audio

74 min1 w ago
Comments
Black Label S2E7: Broken Arrow

S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

EThe chilly midwinter morning of 11 January 1992 in southern Indiana was shaping up to be ideal for quail hunting. At around 10:45am on the outskirts of Jefferson Proving Ground just outside the town of Madison, two brothers caught sight of something off the side of Lemon Road as they drove along. The men jumped out of their pickup and walked through an isolated open field toward what looked like a department store mannequin laying on the ground. It was a strange location to stumble upon something so out of place. But as the men moved closer, their confusion turned to horror... Writer: Gemma Harris Content Warning: Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse Obscura is supported by CBDMD cbdmd.com Use promo code OBSCURA for 25% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

70 min2 w ago
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S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

EExclusive EpisodeThe chilly midwinter morning of 11 January 1992 in southern Indiana was shaping up to be ideal for quail hunting. At around 10:45am on the outskirts of Jefferson Proving Ground just outside the town of Madison, two brothers caught sight of something off the side of Lemon Road as they drove along. The men jumped out of their pickup and walked through an isolated open field toward what looked like a department store mannequin laying on the ground. It was a strange location to stumble upon something so out of place. But as the men moved closer, their confusion turned to horror...Writer: Gemma HarrisContent Warning: Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse

65 minAUG 31
Comments
S2E23: Shanda Sharer - Follow The Leader

Black Label S1E02: Bakky

E[Extreme Content Warning] Obscura is supported by CBDMD cbdmd.com Use promo code OBSCURA for 25% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 minAUG 28
Comments
Black Label S1E02: Bakky

Introducing: Morally Indefensible

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 minAUG 18
Comments
Introducing: Morally Indefensible

Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer

EIn 2015 in a small suburb of Logan City, Queensland, a case broke that went on to twist and turn with an impeding sense of alarm. As each layer was slowly revealed, uncovered by dedicated men and women seeking the truth, the questionable became the inconceivable. Listener, this case is a chilling display of the human ability to lie, to mask and to cheat. The callous and ruthless acts involved leave no doubt as to how sinister the unexpected can turn out to be. Writer: Fiona Guy CW: Child Death Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 minAUG 15
Comments
Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer

Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer [Ad Free]

EExclusive EpisodeIn 2015 in a small suburb of Logan City, Queensland, a case broke that went on to twist and turn with an impeding sense of alarm. As each layer was slowly revealed, uncovered by dedicated men and women seeking the truth, the questionable became the inconceivable. Listener, this case is a chilling display of the human ability to lie, to mask and to cheat. The callous and ruthless acts involved leave no doubt as to how sinister the unexpected can turn out to be.Writer: Fiona GuyCW: Child Death

58 minAUG 14
Comments
Black Label S2E6: Tiahleigh Palmer [Ad Free]

S2E22: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 02

EIn April 2017, following some months of debate, Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. But this stalled in early May, when a temporary injunction issued by the court prohibited the removal of the statue for another 6 months. By this time, the city’s former Lee Park had become the preferred venue for various neo-Confederate and far right wing political groups to hold public events in Charlottesville. This included demonstrations protesting the removal of the statues. These protests were met with peaceful resistance from anti-racism counter-protestors, but tensions between the two groups usually escalated. Attempts to keep them separated weren’t always successful, and intervention by law enforcement only served to further incite backlash from both sides. It’s against this socio-political backdrop that today’s story unfolded. Writer: Gemma Harris CW: Graphic Audio https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1 http://www.catriceology.com/ https://www.chr...

46 minAUG 1
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S2E22: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 02
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