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Crime, Cults, & Coffee

By Kelsey Marie and Brynne Nicole
A true crime/paranormal podcast feat. everything creepy. Grab your coffee and have a mourning with us. Hosted by Brynne Nicole and Kelsey Marie
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Episode 103: "Quote...”/ Annie Leong Wai Mun
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes graphic details. Annie Leong Wai Mun was a dedicated mother, with a compassionate soul, & immense strength. She was trying to have a fresh start with her 4-year-old daughter, when the unimaginable occurred. Not only was what happened to Annie graphic, but it was methodically planned by a person who was once closest to her. True evil showed it’s wicked face in this episode.
September 30, 2022
Episode 102: "Ugly Tuna Saloona”/ Brian Shaffer
In 2006– a night at the bar with friends, evolved into a massive mystery. The disappearance of Brian Shaffer is baffling, devastating, and ongoing. Where could this med student have gone? Was it foul play, an accident, or by choice? What happened after leaving the view of outdoor cameras? So many questions and not nearly enough answers. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: — the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-2358 — to submit a tip online According to the poster on you can also: — contact Detective Andre Edwards of the Columbus Police Department, Ohio at 614-645-4624 OR — contact FBI ViCAP at (800) 634-4097 OR
September 23, 2022
Episode 101: "XOXO Gossip Girl”/ Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre
Las Cruces, New Mexico. What started off as a slow morning opening a small town bowling alley, quickly ended in horror and tragedy. On February 10, 1990- seven people were completely changed and a community had been shaken to its core. The acts brought upon these innocent lives, just going about their day to day, is nothing short of evil. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: — Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 OR at 575-526-8000 — — Crime Stoppers app- P3 TIPS (Available on the app)
September 16, 2022
Episode 100: "Surprise of the Young”/ Haunted Places 7
IT'S EPISODE 100 WITCHES!!! Yes you read that right and yes we are freaking out. Happy Centennial Episode to us (& all of our listeners)! Not only does it fall on 9/9/22, but it's a full moon weekend, so we decided to make this one spooky and special for ya. Brynne and Kelsey delve into the historical info and hauntings of three spooky locations, that were chosen unbeknownst to the other. Listen to this episode for stories about the “House of Death”, “One if By Land, Two if By Sea” restaurant, and “Seven Sisters Road”. Also make sure to tune in for an added bonus at the end! Thank you so much for your support and listening to 100 episodes of CCC 🖤
September 09, 2022
Episode 99: "Chewbacca”/ Lauren Hugelmaier Phelps
A re-kindled romance, was soon followed by jealousy and deceit. September of 2017 brought even more darkness when the life of Lauren Hugelmaier Phelps was horrifically taken. But was the story true? Had cough medicine amplified the nightmare that snuck up that evening? Or was there another form of evil at play? If you or someone you know may be in a dangerous relationship, domestic violence, or an abusive relationship: — Call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1–800–799–7233 OR — Go to
September 02, 2022
Episode 98: "Call Me Voldemort”/ Samantha Lang & Kelly Nicole Godfrey Smith
This week’s episode covers two separate cases based out of the same Pennsylvania county. Samantha Lang was 22 years old when she was brutally murdered in March of 2007. Kelly Nicole Godfrey Smith was a young mother, whose life was tragically take in June of that same year. Both women need their stories told. Both women deserve justice. If you have any information regarding the murder of Samantha Lang: — Call state police at 724-832-3288 OR — Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS If you have any information regarding the murder of Kelly Nicole Godfrey Smith: — Call Lower Burrell Police Department at 724-339-4287
August 26, 2022
Episode 97: "What Nightmares Are Made Of”/ Grégory Villemin
Jean-Marie and Christine Villemin were living a parents worst nightmare. In October of 1984, their 4 year old son Grégory had gone missing from their front yard. Prior to this event, the Villemin’s had been receiving threatening letters and phone calls from an unknown person. Were these anonymous threats linked to the disappearance of their child? Listen to this week’s episode to hear what information we could find regarding this case. Also included is a crazyyy listener story and a few tales from us!
August 19, 2022
Episode 96: "Never Back Down”/ Blake Chappell
Blake Chappell was only 17 years old when he went missing in October 2011. From his perspectives on life, he was wise beyond his years and the type of person that others should strive to be. What started out as “the best night of his life”, ended in tragedy. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are mind boggling… & when Blake was found months later, they only became hazier. If you have any information regarding the murder of Blake Chappell: — Contact CrimeStoppers of Greater Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (8477) — OR the Newnan Police Department's Tip Line at (770) 254-2350 — Send your tip in an email to
August 12, 2022
Episode 95: "Holy Fucking Heatwave”/ Hinterkaifeck Murders
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes gruesome crime scene details and violence against children. The Gruber family was living their life on Hinterkaifeck farm, until evil crept in one night. Multiple lives were taken in brutal and heinous ways. Strange occurrences had surrounded the farm before and after the murders, crime scenes had been botched, and theories ran wild. This case has now become one of Germany’s oldest unsolved murders of a family.
August 05, 2022
Episode 94: "Pretty Much a Geologist”/ Daniel Robinson
A little over a year ago, Daniel Robinson completely disappeared. Last seen at a job site in Buckeye, Arizona— he left in his blue-grey Jeep Renegade and wasn’t seen again. After many ground and air searches, no sign of Daniel was to be found… until almost a month later when his Jeep was finally located. However, the biggest question still remained- where’s Daniel?! If you have any information on the disappearance of Daniel Robinson: — call the Buckeye Police tip line at 623-349-6411 — submit an anonymous tip online or through text message on the Nixle website through — For tons of information/links regarding Daniel Robinson’s case— you can also visit his website at DANIEL’S GOFUNDME: DANIEL’S PETITION:
July 29, 2022
Episode 93: "Team Jacob or Team Edward”/ Richardson Family Murders
We’ve all heard stories of young love. Even young love involving vampires. But what happens when that love (or obsession) becomes deadly? That’s exactly what happened to the Richardson family in April 2006. They devastatingly had no idea the terror that was to befall them and the person’s evil mind that it was to come from. Dirty Horchata recipe: Iced coconut milk mocha macchiato:
July 22, 2022
Episode 92: Reading with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Tanner Ward
This week we welcome back Crime, Cults, & Coffee’s resident medium— Laura Cifaldi. Many of you may remember her from previous episodes, in which she connected with loved ones from a few cases we had covered. In this episode, she will be connecting with Tanner Ward— diving into a reading with Tanner’s sister, Kelsey. If you want to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with Tanner’s story prior to this episode, you can go back and listen to Episode 57 OR last week’s RE-RELEASED episode of our podcast. Thank you so much to Kelsey for being so open to connecting to your brother through Laura. We’re here to support you & your family and are hoping for #JusticeforTanner Social to follow for Tanner: Facebook— Justice for Tanner Ward CALL TO ACTION: Call the Attorney General's office & state that things were not handled correctly/the case should be reopened. Attorney General's office: 573-751-3321 If you have any information on the case of Tanner Ward: contact your local police department or the Trenton Police Department at (660) 359–5557 Info for our Medium Laura: Facebook— Laura Cifaldi: New Jersey Medium Instagram— @laura_cifaldi Website—
July 15, 2022
Episode 91: RE-RELEASE Tanner Ward
Our deepest sympathies for this week’s loss. But we had more important things going on — LIKE BRYNNE’S WEDDING!!! Just kidding, we love you. But there’s no new episode for this week. In order to give you all somethinggg, we’ve decided to re-release the episode of Tanner Ward. Brynne really has a wedding and we also had a family emergency— needless to say shit was crazy. See you next week! 🖤 P.S. if you like our description, leave us 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
July 08, 2022
Episode 90: "Caffeine Capers”/ Tierra Hall
Tierra Hall was only 17 years old when she went missing during a high school day. That wasn't even the most shocking part-- Tierra's body was found 2 miles away, before anyone even knew that she had left the premises. A case put together with the majority of help coming from surveillance footage, police were given a trail of breadcrumbs- showing how devastatingly evil people can truly be.
July 01, 2022
Episode 89: Reading with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Kendrick Johnson
This week we welcome back Crime, Cults, & Coffee’s resident medium— Laura Cifaldi. Many of you may remember her from previous episodes, in which she connected with loved ones from a few cases we had covered. In this episode, she will be connecting with Kendrick Johnson— diving into a reading with Kendrick’s sister, Kenyetta. If you want to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with Kendrick’s story prior to this episode, you can go back and listen to Episode 47 of our podcast. Thank you so much to Kenyetta and the Johnson family for being open to a reading and for speaking with us. #JusticeforKendrickJohnson Social to follow for Kendrick: Facebook— Justice for Kendrick Johnson If you have any information regarding Kendrick’s case: Please contact the FB pages or website listed above. Info for our Medium Laura: Facebook— Laura Cifaldi: New Jersey Medium Instagram— @laura_cifaldi Website—
June 24, 2022
Episode 88: "I’ve Been to the Year 3000”/ Mary Morris Murders
In one of the most perplexing cases yet— this week we cover the story of the Mary Morris Murders. Two horrific crime scenes. Four days apart. Similar case details. Not to mention, two women with the SAME NAME. There are sooo many questions and not nearly enough answers.
June 17, 2022
Episode 87: "Happy Pride Month!”/ Mary Vincent
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes graphic details and rape. Mary Vincent was a 15 year old girl who had ran away from problems she faced at home. In 1978, hitchhiking was common and in order for Mary to get from Nevada to her grandfather’s home in California- that’s what she chose to do. However, unbeknownst to Mary, the wrong roadside passerby had different plans. What followed was that of pure evil, terror, and also of superhuman strength. Tune in this week to listen to Mary’s story. For those who want to support the LGBTQI+ community- Donation link for Rainbow Railroad:
June 10, 2022
Episode 86: "Triflers Need Not Apply”/ Belle Gunness
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes gruesome crime scene details. What do you get when you combine fire, murder, money, and a bat-shit crazy human with a pig farm? This. Episode. Let's take you back to the early 1900's... when searching for a husband in the personal ads was apparently a thing (at least in this story anyway), and people were going missing left and right across the U.S. If you've never heard of the crimes committed by Belle Gunness-- you're going to want to give this week's episode a listen. Atrocious doesn't even begin to describe it.
June 03, 2022
Episode 85: "Fun French Wedding Favors”/ The Yogurt Shop Murders
This episode was pre-recorded, but we wanted to make a point of acknowledging the horrific school shooting that took place in Uvalde, Texas on May 24th. The murder of these innocent lives is above and beyond a tragedy and has become way too commonplace in our society. Thoughts and prayers are not enough right now for the families and the lives of the children and educators that were lost— but we are sending our deepest condolences and hopes of active change. 1999 was when a greater action should’ve started and reverberated in 2012, among countless other times. By now this should be more preventable. Never again should a child lose their life like this. Never again should anyone fear getting through a school day or dropping their child off at school. TRIGGER WARNING: Case contains graphic details and mention of rape. This case took place in Austin, Texas on December 6, 1991. A little before midnight, a fire was reported at a frozen yogurt shop called I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt! … but it wasn’t just a fire when first responders arrived at the scene. Four teens had been found murdered and with that came multiple eyewitness accounts, trials, and lotsss of questions. Some of which still remain unanswered decades later. If you have any information about the Yogurt Shop Murders: * Call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS OR * Austin Police Department Homicide tip line at 512-477-3588
May 27, 2022
Episode 84: "Cockucinno”/ Lars Mittank
Lars Mittank left Germany for the very first time in the summer of 2014. He and his friends had planned a vacation to Bulgaria, where they were initially having a relaxing trip. The morning that they were supposed to leave, Lars showed up at their hotel and had been badly beaten. What followed this event was a ripple effect of others- that we can only describe as terrifying and strange. If you have any information regarding Lars or his whereabouts please contact: Investigative Agency: +49151/61378673 German Police: (+49)110 Email:
May 20, 2022
Episode 83: "She Loves Cottage”/ Christina Kettlewell
A wedding. A fire. A mystery. Listen in as we cover a story that has been unsolved since 1947. Christina Kettlewell married the love of her life, only to be found dead during her honeymoon. Years later, she is now known as the "eight day bride" and her death is shrouded in odd circumstances, theories, and speculation. If you haven't heard of this case- make sure to give it a listen and let us know what you think happened to Christina.
May 13, 2022
Episode 82: "Living Her Best Afterlife”/ Haunted Places 6
Come here often? This week we’re coming at you with our 6th haunted places episode! Brynne and Kelsey delve into the historical info and hauntings of two spooky locations each, that were chosen unbeknownst to the other. Listen to this episode for stories about Moon River Brewing Company, Hay House, The Sultan’s Palace, and the RMS Queen Mary. Let’s get spooooooky!
May 06, 2022
Episode 81: “Off to the Disco”/ Pamela Smart
Betrayal, infidelity, and murder. Here's an episode that contains it all. You may have heard about this case in passing, without knowing all of the details (especially if you were around during the early 90's). The case of Greggory and Pamela Smart was one of the first in the U.S. where TV cameras were allowed in the courtroom and details were highlyyy publicized in the media. Not only was there a life taken, but a salacious relationship was discovered between "teacher" and student. But what actually happened?!?
April 29, 2022
Episode 80: “Hot Podcasting”/ Lesley Pantaleon
Just when you think humans couldn't possibly get worse, another case comes along and proves you wrong. At 17 years old, Lesley Pantaleon's life was not only taken way too soon, but horrifically. The events that unfolded on June 24, 2020 demonstrate that the evil that coagulates in some people- does not discriminate. Although we hope that there are more details that will come to light regarding Lesley's story, we felt that it was important to tell what's known. This episode also contains a listener story that comes with an EXTREME TRIGGER WARNING: details of abuse and suicide. If this is triggering for you in any way, please heed our warning and DO NOT continue the episode after we give said warning. Just a reminder that YOU ARE LOVED and YOU MATTER! Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-safe (7233) National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
April 22, 2022
Episode 79: “Dab it with Teabags”/ The Order of the Solar Temple
In 1984, a new religious movement was created in Switzerland — known as The Order of the Solar Temple. Ten years later, the organization would be surrounded by chaos, manipulation, and death. How do these groups with a seemingly good-hearted start evolve into deceitful, murderous cults? Let’s hope any future religious movements bring more righteous leaders… & less of the cult-y kind.
April 15, 2022
Episode 78: “FIREBALL!”/ The Rendlesham Forest Incident
In December 1980, USAF servicemen went into the Rendlesham Forest to investigate a sighting of strange lights. With those lights came a whole lot more. Join us this episode as we talk about the sightings, play parts of some audio recorded at the scene, and discuss some of the purported theories of what it could have been. UFOS? EXTRATERRESTRIALS? RABBITS? Learn about the incident that became known as “Britain’s Roswell”.
April 08, 2022
Episode 77: Reading with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Drew Molinari
This week we welcome back Crime, Cults, & Coffee’s resident medium— Laura Cifaldi. Many of you may remember her from previous episodes, in which she skimmed the surface of a few cases we had covered. In this episode, she will be reconnecting with Drew Molinari— diving deeper into a reading with Drew’s mom, Dawn. If you want to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with Drew’s story prior to this episode, you can go back and listen to Episode 20 of our podcast. Massive thank you to Dawn for being open to a reading and for speaking with us/allowing us to share Drew’s story. Click this link to donate to Drew’s GoFundMe— help get a billboard put up for him: If you have any information regarding Drew’s case please contact: — The Rostraver Township Police Department: 724-929-8811 — The Westmoreland County detectives: 724-830-3949 — Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers: 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477) OR submit a tip online at (tip to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous) Info for our Medium Laura: Facebook— Laura Cifaldi: New Jersey Medium Instagram— @laura_cifaldi Website—
April 01, 2022
Episode 76: “You Had Me At Lemon Tart”/ Abraham Shakespeare
We’re sure many of you have pondered the luck that comes with obtaining a winning lottery ticket. Literally 1 in however many million. But have you thought about the “Curse of the Lottery” or heard any of the tales of those who have won and regretted it? In today’s episode, we will be covering the story of Abraham Shakespeare- a man who won the lottery & should have had a wonderful, stress free life ahead of him. Sadly, Abraham was to experience the darkness of what came along with his winnings. Bringing us to question… is there a bigger price to pay when it comes to the lotto and is it worth it?
March 25, 2022
Episode 75: “LiLdEmOnDoG”/ Syko Sam & the Farmville Murders
What was supposed to be a special trip between two people in an online relationship, soon turned into an absolute nightmare. In September 2009- Mark Niederbrock, Dr. Debra S. Kelley, their daughter Emma, and her best friend Melanie opened their home and lives up to a man that turned out to be a monster. Horror soon engulfed two families, as the truth of what happened became known. Listen in as we tell a story of scorned “love” and rejection.. and a reaction to that rejection that happens wayyy too often these days.
March 18, 2022
Episode 74: “Visions of Sugar Plums”/ The Bermuda Triangle
Many of you may have grown up with the fear of one day disappearing into the abyss of the Bermuda Triangle. If you’ve never heard of this phenomena, you’re in for a mind blowing episode (& also what rock have you been under?!). If you’ve already been in the know about the infamous triangle— we’re thinking we may have some new info for you… including the many disappearances/incidents that are associated with it. We also dive into all the theories of what may actually be going on. Listen and let us know what you think about the Bermuda Triangle!
March 11, 2022
Episode 73: “Don't Tase Yourself”/ Villisca Axe Murders
In June of 1912, a brutal event took place in the quiet town of Villisca, Iowa. During the night 2 adults and 6 children had been murdered in their sleep. Even though this case occurred 110 years ago, there is a shocking amount of suspects and evidence to discuss. Listen in as we break down the known details and the moments leading up to what is now known as the Villisca Axe Murders.
March 04, 2022
Episode 72: Reading with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Jaleayah Davis
This week we welcome back Crime, Cults, & Coffee’s resident medium— Laura Cifaldi. Many of you may remember her from previous episodes, in which she skimmed the surface of a few cases we had covered. In this episode, she will be reconnecting with Jaleayah Davis— diving deeper into a reading with Jaleayah’s mom, Kim. If you want to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with Jaleayah’s story prior to this episode, you can go back and listen to Episode 38 of our podcast. Also a BIG thank you to Kim for being open to a reading and for speaking with us/allowing us to share Jaleayah’s story. #JusticeforJaleayah Social to follow for Jaleayah: Facebook— Justice for Jaleayah If you have any information regarding Jaleayah’s case: Please contact the Justice for Jaleayah FB page. Info for our Medium Laura: Facebook— Laura Cifaldi: New Jersey Medium Instagram— @laura_cifaldi Website—
February 25, 2022
Episode 71: “Just Do It”/ Joe Arridy
The story of Joe Arridy is one of sadness, ignorance, and shame. Joe was a severely intellectually disabled man, charged for a heinous crime committed against sisters- Dorothy and Barbara Drain. Woven throughout this tale were major cracks in the justice system (including coercion & false confessions), as well as inhumane terminology from the late 1930's. PRAISE BE that some things have evolved in incredible ways since that time period, but as many know, there is still A LOT of work to be done.
February 18, 2022
Episode 70: “Perk Those F-in Ears Up”/ Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook
Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook went for a walk, making a couple of pit stops along their route. The twins vanished into thin air on this March day in 1990, never to be seen or heard from again. What followed were some unbelievable errors, incredible familial advocacy, and lots of unknowns. Join us as we tell the parts of their story that are known, as well as share a story from one of our listeners! If you have any information regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook, please contact: Richmond County Sheriff's Office 706-821-1096 You can also report an anonymous tip at
February 11, 2022
Episode 69: “Wet, Hot Feet”/ Rebecca Coriam
In March of 2011, Rebecca Coriam worked on (what some may consider a dream job)— the Disney Wonder cruise ship. Just off the coast of Mexico, a career of magic became horror when she mysteriously disappeared from the ship. Questions soon turned into theories and many were left wondering if Rebecca was involved in an accident… or if something more sinister had occurred. If you have any information regarding Rebecca or this case: Please visit
February 04, 2022
Episode 68: "Relay Race of Badgers”/ Urban Legends 2
This week we’re coming at you with round 2 of URBAN LEGENDS! We cover the tales of The Devil’s Footprints (or the Devon Devil), The Watcher, and Bunny Man. We chose these legends without knowledge of each other's choices. Let us know if any of these were the stories that kept you up at night!
January 28, 2022
Episode 67: "Soggy Oil Rain Fries"/ Hannah Upp
In 2008- Hannah Upp was a vibrant, fun-loving, and adventurous 23-year old. A dedicated teacher, she was well-liked not only by her students, but by just about everyone she came in contact with. One morning she went for a jog & didn’t return… until she was found alive 3 weeks later. Listen this week as we discuss what happened, where she was found, and the multitude of even stranger things (LIKE MINDBLOWINGLY STRANGE) that were to follow her 2008 disappearance all the way up to 2017.
January 21, 2022
Episode 66: “It’s My Guilty Pleasure”/ Synanon Cult
This episode dives into the drug rehab turned cult. Synanon began in the late 50’s-early 60’s, and grew to be a nightmare for most that attended. From shaved heads, to attack therapy, to a fleet of 400 motorcycles and an airstrip, Synanon became very well known to California residents. But no cult starts out as a “cult”! Find out how this rehab program on the beach was later twisted into something horrific!
January 14, 2022
Episode 65: Reading with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Katelin Akens
This week we welcome back medium, animal communicator, medical intuitive, criminal psychic, and life coach— Laura Cifaldi. We are ecstatic to announce that she has added to her repertoire & is OFFICIALLY Crime, Cults, & Coffee’s resident medium!!! Many of you may remember her from previous episodes, in which she skimmed the surface of a few cases we had covered. In this episode, she will be reconnecting with Katelin Akens— diving deeper into a reading with Katelin’s mom, Lisa. If you want to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with Katelin’s story prior to this episode, you can go back and listen to Episode 1 of our podcast. Also a BIG thank you to Lisa for being open to a reading and for speaking with us time and time again about Katelin. #findkatelin Socials to follow for Katelin: Facebook— Find Katelin Instagram— @findkatelin_ TikTok— findkatelin If you have any information regarding Katelin’s disappearance: call the FBI at 804-261-1044 OR you can submit a tip at Info for our Medium Laura: Facebook— Laura Cifaldi: New Jersey Medium Instagram— @laura_cifaldi Website—
January 07, 2022
Episode 64: "So Gaslighty"/ Otto Warmbier
What was supposed to be a brief trip in another country, quickly turned into something straight out of a horror movie. Otto Warmbier was only 22-years-old when things took a dark turn in an unimaginable way. Join us as we discuss parts of his beautiful life, leading up to how it was tragically cut short. This episode also includes a really creepy listener story. P.S. Happy New Year from Crime, Cults, & Coffee!
December 31, 2021
Episode 63: "My Leg Hair is Growing"/ Anatoly Moskvin
Anatoly Moskvin was a well known academic from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Besides being a linguist, historian, journalist, and multilingual (among other things)- he was deeply interested in the dead. Give the man a cemetery and some books about the occult, and he was seemingly on cloud 9. This week we dive into his story, including the trauma, darkness, and eventual disturbing facts that come along with it. There is also a reallllly goosebump-inducing listener story included at the end of this episode, so make sure to tune in!
December 17, 2021
Episode 62: "Sponsor Us Parabon NanoLabs"/ Faith Hedgepeth
What started as a fun college night out in downtown Chapel Hill, soon ended in a morning of tragedy. September 7, 2012: 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth was found brutally murdered in her shared apartment. During the investigation many questions were raised regarding friends and acquaintances, as well as handling by the police. This episode includes details of information found at the crime scene, as well as the 911 call placed when Faith was found.
December 10, 2021
Episode 61: "A Lovely Pricker Bush"/ Lauren Spierer
Lauren Spierer vanished early one morning in Bloomington, Indiana. Although many of her last moments were caught on CCTV, her whereabouts remain unknown to this day. Many theories surround her case and there seem to be more questions than answers. Any information on the disappearance of Lauren Spierer: Contact the Bloomington Police Department 812-339-4477 Indiana University Police Department Make an anonymous report at 812-855-4111 Beau Dietl & Associates Private Investigator Michael Ciravolo 212-557-3334 Send anonymous tips to: Find Lauren P.O. Box 1226 Bloomington, IN 47402
December 03, 2021
Episode 60: "Shoutout Father Phillip"/ Zebb Quinn
January 2, 2000 Zebb Quinn finished a shift at work, drove off with a friend, and was never seen again. The events that followed were not only strange, but extremely questionable. A mysterious call, a black lab puppy, and a family murder were some of the details later connected to the case. Listen in to hear Zebb’s story and the oddities behind it.
November 26, 2021
Episode 59: "Fresh Blisties"/ Buddhafield Cult
Sometimes there’s light in even the darkest places, sometimes there’s a cult leader in waiting. In this week’s episode, we go back to the start of Buddhafield in the 1980’s and take you all the way to where it’s at present day. What began as a beautiful concept and promises of evolving in mind, body, and spirit— soon turned into something much more sinister (as cults do). Gather round’ & listen closely friends.. and do your best to stay out of that cult life.
November 19, 2021
Episode 58: "He’s Our Grandpa Now"/ The Vampire of Sacramento
TRIGGER WARNING: Case contains graphic details. Join us this week as we cover a case from the 1970’s that is sure to make your blood run cold. Richard Chase was a man that not only took the lives of multiple people, but had a sick obsession with gore. The acts that were carried out during his crimes (as well as during his everyday life), were horrendous. Although he suffered from mental illness, this is an extreme case where you have to wonder— even if he had the proper help, would it have altered his urge to kill? This episode also contains a listener story— so be prepared for ALL the emotions.
November 12, 2021
Episode 57: "Who the Fuck is Phil?"/ Tanner Ward
On June 7, 2017 Tanner Ward left on foot to meet up with a friend, only to never return home. In the months that followed, family and friends searched for Tanner, flyers were posted around the area, and people were questioned regarding his disappearance. Strange circumstances surrounded the case and when Tanner was finally found in December, even more questions were raised. The Petition for Tanner on has since been closed, but here’s your Call to Action with the information they had provided: Call the Attorney General's office (Josh Hawley) & state that things were not handled correctly/the case should be reopened. Attorney General's office: 573-751-3321 ANY information on the death of Tanner Ward: contact your local police department OR the Trenton Police Department: (660) 359–5557
November 05, 2021
Episode 56: “Sit Down and Eat Your Candy Corn”/ History of Halloween
HAPPY HALLOWEEKEND!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year & with that comes a special treat for you. In today’s episode, we decided what better to discuss than the history of Halloween! We go from ancient up to modern day, mixing in some superstitions and traditional games along the way. Call it witchcraft or good old fashioned apple bobbing — we love it ALLLL. Also added in as a little *bonus* is a spooky listener story. Happy Hauntings!
October 29, 2021
Episode 55: “BaSeMeNTbAyBEe11”/ Haunted places 5
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky…” This week we’re coming at you with our 5th haunted places episode! Brynne and Kelsey delve into the historical info and hauntings of two spooky locations each, that were chosen unbeknownst to the other. Listen to this episode for stories about Pluckley Village, Bonaventure Cemetery, the Ancient Ram Inn, and Hotel Monte Vista. Long live Spooky Season! Sidenote: Happy Wedding Day to Kelsey and Carson (tomorrow)!!!
October 22, 2021
Episode 54: “Don’t Talk to Strangers”/ Junko Furuta
TRIGGER WARNING: Case contains graphic details and rape. Junko Furuta deserved better. We’re telling her story because you should know her. There’s really not more to say that honestly matters when it comes to this episode.. besides who she was and the justice that should be served. It’s horrifying, it’s graphic, and it’s repulsive. Prepare yourselves and if you’re sensitive— we’re just asking you to remember her name. Honor her name. Even if you’re choosing not to listen to this one.
October 15, 2021
Episode 53: “We Know You Listen to Us Naked”/ Alien Stories
And so we're back… from outer space (cue Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”, with a slight change of lyrics). No we have not left this planet, but yes we are back for another Friday with you all. HOWEVER… this episode does contain stories from people who may have in fact left planet Earth. Listen in as we share some experiences that include aliens, UFOs, and abductions. Creepy, creeeeepy abductions. Sidenote: Happy Birthday to the lovely Mom (today) and Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Crime, Cults, & Coffee (tomorrow)!
October 08, 2021
Episode 52: “I Put a Spell on You”/ Alison Botha
TRIGGER WARNING: Case contains graphic details and rape. December 18, 1994. A day of hanging at the beach with friends and a night of utter brutality. Ever stop and think about how one moment of happenstance can drastically change your course? December 18, 1994 was that life altering day for Alison Botha. This week’s episode is a story of survival. Listen in for the details of how this strong and brave woman not only defied the odds, but now inspires many other people to be open about their experiences/trauma.
October 01, 2021
Episode 51: "Hold On To Your Pants.. Or Your Pralines”/ Cursed Movie Sets
Happy Fall witches! IT’S OFFICIALLY SPOOKY SEASON & we’re going all in here at Crime, Cults, & Coffee. This week we each picked 3 stories to cover regarding cursed movie sets! Listen in as we talk about some eerie and downright disturbing shit that occurred as a result of filming these movies. Urban legends or actually terrorized by some force of evil? That’s for you to decide.
September 24, 2021
Episode 50: "BBQ Ribs & Dance Moves"/ Vincent Viafore
Vincent Viafore was a 46-year-old man who was known for his fun-loving, extravagant personality. “Vinny Shots” loved big and lived even bigger. One spring day in 2015, he went kayaking with his fiancée and tragically died. Many questions followed, including the cause of death… was it a freak accident, or something more sinister?
September 17, 2021
Episode 49: "Hug me Brotha"/ Christian Chàvez & Johnny Lewis
This week we switched it up and decided to cover two different cases, with two very different crimes. While both involve figures in the public eye, one case questions the possibility of domestic abuse/attempted murder. The second includes the brutal murder of an innocent woman, while pondering the mental health of the perpetrator. Listen in as we discuss the crimes of Christian Chàvez and Johnny Lewis.
September 10, 2021
Episode 48: “Bitchin’ & Moanin’”/ The Dyatlov Pass Incident
Between February 1-2 in 1959, a strange occurrence took place in the northern Ural Mountains of Russia. Ten hikers set out on a journey, in which only one returned alive. The other 9 were found in conditions that were unexplained, even to this day. This event is now known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident. — for more information
September 03, 2021
Episode 47: “Cicadas, Cults, & Coffee”/ Kendrick Johnson
Kendrick Johnson was 17-years-old, a skilled athlete, and described by those who knew him as “sweet and quiet”. January 10, 2013 he went to his high school, only to never return home that day. What unfolded was not only tragic, but raised many red flags and questions. The biggest one still being— what happened to Kendrick?
August 27, 2021
Episode 46: "You Can’t Bullshit a Bullshitter"/ Grace Millane
Grace Millane was known as an “adventurous traveler” and was doing just that, when she disappeared the night before her 22nd birthday. With the help of CCTV, an unbelievable story unfolded. Listen this week as we cover her case and the real life horrors that can come along with modern dating.
August 20, 2021
Episode 45: "Was I Possessed?"/ Jenny Low Chang
This episode we cover the 1977 murder of Jenny Low Chang and the suspicious details that came along with it. This case is a bit shorter than usual, but we wanted to make sure to still get her story out there. Therefore, we also included a little listener story at the end for you! Anyone with any information: CONTACT San Francisco State University Police Department (415) 338-7200 There’s also an Anonymous Crime Tip Line on that website OR San Francisco Police Department (415) 553-0123 Anonymous 24/7 Tip Line: (415) 575-4444 You can also text a tip or submit an online tip anonymously through
August 13, 2021
Episode 44: "Slather Me in BBQ Sauce"/ Amelia Earhart
July 2, 1937: While attempting to become the first female pilot to complete a circumnavigational flight of the world, Amelia Earhart disappeared. Join us this week as we discuss the incredible life of Amelia, up until her final flight. Learn what should’ve been covered in history class, along with her badass accomplishments, and theories that have sprung up about what could have happened. In a nutshell- WE F-ING LOVE HER AND HER STORY.
August 06, 2021
Episode 43: "Lishen to the Shpeal"/ Haunted Places 4
Guess who’s back, back again…? This week we’re coming at you with our 4th haunted places episode! Kelsey and Brynne delve into the historical info and hauntings of two spooky locations each, that were chosen unbeknownst to the other. Listen to this episode for stories about the Lizzie Borden house, the Devil’s Tree, the Ghost of Slaughterhouse Canyon, and the Battersea Poltergeist. Let’s get spooooooky!
July 30, 2021
Episode 42: "Cereal Killer"/ Boston Strangler
TRIGGER WARNING: Case contains graphic details and rape. Early 1960’s. Boston, Massachusetts area. A killer on the loose. Join us this week as we cover the case of the Boston Strangler and the horror that unfolded during his reign of terror.
July 23, 2021
Episode 41: Interview with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Part 2
In this episode, join us as we sit down with medium, animal communicator, medical intuitive, criminal psychic, and life coach— Laura Cifaldi. In Part 2, she dives into the true crime side of her gift and was gracious enough to provide readings for three of the cases that we’ve covered on our podcast. Prior to sitting with us, Laura had no knowledge of who she was to communicate with or their stories (all we provided her with was a picture right in that moment). You may also want to acquaint or reacquaint yourself with the victims’ stories prior to this episode. Listen in as she connects with Drew Molinari (Episode 20), Katelin Akens (Episode 1), and Jaleayah Davis (Episode 38).
July 16, 2021
Episode 40: Interview with Medium Laura Cifaldi - Part 1
In this episode, join us as we sit down with medium, animal communicator, medical intuitive, criminal psychic, and life coach— Laura Cifaldi. Part 1 of 2 she shares her knowledge on what her gifts entail and stories of visits from spirit. Laura was also kind enough to answer the mannny questions that we thought you’d all love to know. She’s the best of the best, (so believe us) you don’t want to miss this!
July 09, 2021
Episode 39: "Bathe Me In Cinnamon"/ Joe Cinque
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes details of drug use and eating disorders. Giuseppe “Joe” Cinque was a 26-year-old man that seemed to have everything going for him. He was described as intelligent and well-liked. Joe had an incredible family, traveled the world, and had somewhat recently moved in to a flat with his girlfriend. Yet under the surface there was a storm brewing, because he had unknowingly let a devil into his life. Listen in as we tell his story and (once again) wonder if you ever really know someone… Mental Health Resources: SAMHSA: NEDA: Instagram: @neda Project Heal: Instagram: @projectheal Casefile Podcast:
July 02, 2021
Episode 38: "I'm a Rocket Man"/ Jaleayah Davis
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes gruesome crime scene details. Jaleayah Davis was a 20-year-old woman who had so much to look forward to. In one strange night, that was all taken from her. Listen in this week as we talk about the events that unfolded and the theories that have come about since. This case will make your mind go in circles wondering what happened to Jaleayah. GoFundMe: Facebook page: Justice for Jaleayah petition:
June 25, 2021
Episode 37: “Your Goosebumps Are Showing”/ Lori Erica Ruff
Lori Erica Ruff was a 42-year-old Texan woman, with a loving family and a tight-lipped past. Just as strange as her sudden death, were the mysteries that were uncovered with it. Was mental illness a factor, or something much darker? Tune in this week as we discuss the occurrences leading up to Lori’s passing, the secrets that were found, and the questions that remain unanswered. This episode also includes a spooky listener story!
June 18, 2021
Episode 36: “Groggy Little Grandpa Walk”/ Beth Doe: Evelyn Colon
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes gruesome crime scene details. This week we cover the case of a woman who was found brutally murdered and subsequently became known as “Beth Doe”. For decades she remained unidentified, until March of THIS YEAR (2021), when her identity was finally discovered. We talk about the moment she was found, background info about who we now know her to be, and everything in between. Also included in this episode is a listener story involving a creepy presence. You’re not going to want to miss this! Any information regarding this case: TIP LINE: call 800-472-8477 (800-4PA-TIPS) and mention reference number 1956 GoFundMe Link:
June 11, 2021
Episode 35: "Fancy F*cking Shmancy"/ Haunted Places 3
Ask and you shall receive! We were looong overdue for another haunted places episode. Take a listen as Brynne and Kelsey each delve into the historical info and present day hauntings of two spooky locations, that were chosen unbeknownst to the other. Listen to this episode for stories about the Crescent Hotel & Spa and the Curtis House Inn. Caution: don’t listen in the dark ;)
June 04, 2021
Episode 34: "Catch-up and Mustard"/ Kristin Smart
Kristin Smart was a 19-year-old college student when she suddenly disappeared from campus. Join us this week as we discuss a case that occurred on Memorial Day Weekend in 1996 & has remained in the public eye for decades. (By the way- we did not plan for this to come out on Memorial Day Weekend, but here we are). Although some information has been discovered, the biggest question remains— where is Kristin? Information about Kristin’s Disappearance or Whereabouts: Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI (310) 477-6565 San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department (805) 781-4550 OR your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate You can also submit an anonymous tip online at DONATE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP:
May 28, 2021
Episode 33: "That Feeds My Nightmares"/ Mother Shipton
(s)WITCHING it up this week for you! Episode 33 is all about those magical vibes, as we cover the legend of Mother Shipton herself! Don’t know her? Now you will! Tune in to hear stories passed down over the years, crazyyy accurate prophecies, and the legacy she left behind.
May 21, 2021
Episode 32: "Meth & Motorcycles"/ John Frank Howard
Prepare yourselves- this week’s episode has SO much going on. Honestly, we are still processing everything & can’t believe this ACTUALLY HAPPENED. Embezzlement? Check. Badass woman? Check. Attempted murder & a bunch of shitty people? Check & check. Money laundering like Marty Byrde? Potentially. We promise, you’re going to want to hear this case!
May 14, 2021
Episode 31: "It Might Be Insanity, Borderline Madness"/ Cox Brothers & Charley Ross
TWO CASES?!? You heard that right. This week we’re covering The Lost Children of the Alleghenies and the disappearance of Charley Ross. Both stories involve missing children, crazy information, and take place in the 1800’s in Pennsylvania. One of them includes a first in crime history, while the other holds a prophetic dream. Jump on a wagon and get rural with us to see how they unfold.
May 07, 2021
Episode 30: "A Bootleg Exorcism"/ Lexy's Story
Grab your coffee and have a mourning with us, as we have a super special guest on this week’s episode. Lexy reached out to us to share her story and the experiences that she went through when her dad was a cult leader. Needless to say, our jaws dropped and we feel blessed to have been able to share this platform with such a strong, funny, and empowering woman. Thank you Lexy for your bravery and inspirational words for others who may be struggling with a similar situation. You are a warrior! Side note: (We also included 2 spooky stories following Lexy’s for you guys, so it wouldn’t be a shortened episode this week).
April 30, 2021
Episode 29: "Hold On To Your Spacesuit"/ Berkshire UFO
Craving another alien/extraterrestrial episode? We got ya covered! This story includes witness accounts of the 1969 Berkshire UFO sighting, time lapses, and details that will leave you with many questions. To say these stories are MIND BLOWING is an understatement. Hold on to your spacesuit earthling- you’re in for a bumpy ride! Article about the Goodwill Message:
April 23, 2021
Episode 28: "Epinodes"/Natalie Wood
Travel back to the 80s with us as we dive into the mysterious death of Natalie Wood. This episode is packed full of info about Natalie’s life as an accomplished Hollywood actress, as well as eerie details about the night she died. Somebody HAS to know more..
April 16, 2021
Episode 27: "Nuns N' Moses"/Grigori Rasputin
Tsars. A mystic. Murder. This case has all of the above. Join us as we go back in time to 1900’s Russia and tell the story of Rasputin. Not only fascinating, but full of rumors and controversy- this is one for the history books. Literally.
April 09, 2021
UPDATE: Katelin Akens Search
We have an important minisode this week for you regarding Katelin Akens (whose case we covered in Episode 1). We discuss updates, as well as a search that’s taking place THIS WEEKEND in a very special INTERVIEW with Katelin’s mom Lisa. Join in the search if you can, continue to post about Katelin, and click allll the links below. Katelin’s family needs your help & she deserves justice. Please listen in, & we’ll see you Friday for your regularly scheduled CCC episode. Click here in order to sign up to be a part of the search for Katelin- Below is the facebook page regarding details on the search- Type #FindKatelin into google for information about her case Other facebook groups associated to Katelin's case: -FindKatelin -HelpFindKatelinAkens
April 08, 2021
Episode 26: "I Guess It's Apple-Ah-Chin Now"/Dennis Martin
We’re sure you’ve heard some stories involving mysterious disappearances in National Parks *insert eerie music here*. Episode 26 covers the vanishing of 6-year-old Dennis Martin from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There’s many details to unfold in this case (we also included the 86-page incident report in our links if you want to check it out), strange theories, and a search that remains the most extensive in the park’s history. Join us this week to learn how Dennis Martin’s story helped change the world of search and rescue. Information on Dennis’ whereabouts or about what happened: Great Smoky Mountain Police Department 865-436-1230 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation 615-744-4000
April 02, 2021
Episode 25: "It's the Magic Duvet"/ Timmothy Pitzen
One moment 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was being dropped off for a day at school, the next he was gone. In the days that followed, so did many strange things that still raise questions. The biggest one being “Where is Timmothy?” Join us as we lay out the details and end this episode with another listener story. Aurora police (630-256-5500/ National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hotline (800-843-5678)
March 26, 2021
Episode 24: "It's Me, Mario"/ Branch Davidians
Wacko for Waco? We got you. We’re not talking about Magnolia Farms, although this cult is a Fixer Upper. Listen in this week as we cover The Branch Davidians & alllll the shit that went down before and after the famous siege. Buckle your seatbelts kids, you’re in for a wild ride.
March 19, 2021
Episode 23: "He Ombréd That V"/Taylor Behl
Taylor Behl was a 17 year old girl, excited to start her freshman year of college. New town, new friends, new adventure. Unbeknownst to her, this fresh start would be cut short by a predator of the worst kind. Listen in this week, as we discuss Taylor’s story and how it was one of the first case’s solved using an online footprint.
March 12, 2021
Episode 22: "We Don't Recycle Vertebrae"/ Jonelle Matthews
*TRIGGER WARNING*: This episode involves violence against a child. Greeley, Colorado was a close-knit town filled with caring and trustworthy people, or so they thought. This episode covers Jonelle Matthew's story; a case that went unsolved for almost 35 years! Listen to hear about how the dedication of investigators brought justice to a mystery that haunted a town for decades.
March 05, 2021
Episode 21: "Mothman's Ripped as Shit"/Urban Legends
We’ve talked true crime. We’ve talked haunted places, aliens, and witch trials. Listen in this week as we talk URBAN LEGENDS. We cover the Legend of Cropsey, Mothman, The Ghost Town of Lake Lanier, and what some may know as “Highbeams”. We chose these legends without knowledge of each other's choices. Let us know if any of these were the stories that made you shit your pants when you were growing up!
February 26, 2021
Episode 20: "We Should Make a Musical"/Drew Molinari
Join us this week as we cover the case of 34 year old Drew Molinari. We discuss all the details we could find (which sadly isn’t a ton), have a listener on that lives in the town where Drew was murdered, & wrack our brains as to why this is still a cold case. If you have information regarding Drew’s story, PLEASE contact ANY of the info below. We know we have a bunch of Pittsburgh listeners— so spread the word! The smallest thing could break this case wide open. The Rostraver Township Police Department: 724-929-8811 The Westmoreland County Detectives: 724-830-3949 Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers: 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477) OR submit a tip online at
February 19, 2021
UPDATE: Alexis Murphy
Listen for an update on Alexis Murphy's case (Episode 19). Information from a breaking news article posted today February 17, 2021. 
February 18, 2021
Episode 19: "We're Curious... & Heated"/ Alexis Murphy
Happy Black History Month! In this week’s episode, we not only wanted to bring attention to a case that deserves to be heard, but an investigation involving a POC that was DONE EFFICIENTLY. Take intricate and pretty notes justice system, investigation departments, & media people. Alexis Murphy was a bubbly 17-year-old HS student— getting hair extensions for her senior portraits one moment and gone the next. Some questions are answered, but the biggest one remains “Where is Alexis?”. Listen with us as we discuss her disappearance & details that will make your skin crawl (trust us).
February 12, 2021
Episode 18: "Such a Punchable Face"/Joel Guy Jr.
TRIGGER WARNING: This case includes gruesome crime scene details. This is probably one of the most stomach turning cases we’ve covered so far on our podcast. While it may have seemed to Joel Guy Jr. that he was intelligent and meticulous, this psychopath was clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed. After you hear this episode, we are sure you’ll join the collective of people that fully support this man rotting in jail for the rest of his life.
February 05, 2021
SURPRISE Snow Day Soufflé
Wanna get to know us? Wanna hear some weird questions? Wanna hear even weirder answers? We decided to record this little surprise episode for a fun filled snow day. We hope you like! Enjoy and see ya Friday for your regularly scheduled CCC episode. 
February 01, 2021
Episode 17: "Greedy As F*ck"/Haunted Places 2 Part 2
If you remember, we talked soooo long the last time we covered spooky places (Episode 14) that we had to cut it in half! This is part 2 of 2 and we cover the stories of the Amityville Horror House and Turnbull Canyon. We chose these places without knowledge of each other's choices. Listen to hear about the eerie tales and murders that come along with these two haunted (or cursed?) locations.
January 29, 2021
Episode 16: "We Are Always This Weird"/ Skylar Neese
Skylar Neese was a typical teenage girl, with atypical friends. Everything changed in 2012 when she snuck out of her bedroom window and was never seen again. Police relied on clues from security cam footage, social media posts, and classmate statements to paint the picture of what happened to Skylar. This episode will make you wonder if you ever REALLY know someone.
January 22, 2021
Episode 15: "The Moment I Was Infected With COVID"/ Elisa Lam
Strange water, eerie CCTV, a potentially cursed hotel, and a missing girl. This case leaves us with more questions than answers. Buckle your seat belts and hold onto your coffee because this is a wild one. Make sure to listen to the end of this episode for our first listener story!
January 15, 2021
Episode 14: "This Bitch Loved Brandy"/ Haunted Places 2 Part 1
Switching it up once again! This is our second spooky places episode covering The Bell Witch Cave and The King's Tavern. We chose these two haunted locations without knowledge of each other's choices. Listen to hear about our struggles with COVID, a haunting that will literally give you nightmares, and the chilling history of one of the oldest buildings in Mississippi.  
January 08, 2021
Episode 13: "On a Scale From 1 to Nature Valley Granola Bar..."/ Jamie Silvonek
Jamie Silvonek was an average American teenager- she frequently posted on social media, enjoyed going to concerts, and was interested in finding a love life. But unlike your typical teen, her story soon turned dark and calculated. How does a story of young love turn into a horrible family tragedy? Listen to find out.
January 01, 2021
Episode 12: "Please Excuse Me While I Check If I Have Dog Poop On My Shoe" /Children of Thunder
Manipulation, extortion, and terrible leadership skills. Three ways to sum up Episode 12. While this cult was short lived, it did unimaginable damage to the innocent victims involved. The concept of a cult may seem far fetched to some, but the disturbing part of it all is the fact that there are still active cults today. 
December 25, 2020
Episode 11: "Fyre Fest 2.0"/ Area 51
Do you believe in aliens? Many of you may have heard of Area 51, but not the full history, or ins and outs of it. In this episode, we do a deep dive on not only how this government owned property began, but the theories and stories told by those who claimed to have insider information. After hearing Episode 11 we wanna know, would you storm Area 51 to find more answers?
December 18, 2020
Episode 10: "Straight Up Chemical Burn"/ Steven Stayner
*TRIGGER WARNING: this episode includes violence against children* Following last week's episode we have another mind blowing narrative coming at you from the 70's. Just when you thought things couldn't get any more twisted, the kidnapping of Steven Stayner came along. This case includes a small town that housed both an American hero and serial killer. Listen to hear this unforgettable and harrowing story.
December 11, 2020
Episode 9: "Why Do Serial Killers Drive Volkswagens?"/ Margaret Ellen Fox
It all started with an innocent newspaper advertisement offering babysitting services. In the 1970s, "latchkey kids” was a popular term and it wasn’t common for children to just vanish without a trace. This episode includes a bone chilling audio recording from 45 years ago that was released to the public LAST YEAR. Even with a team of badass investigators, certain mysteries regarding Margaret Ellen Fox remain in question. PSA: Happy Birthday Brynne!
December 04, 2020
Episode 8: "It Was Bewitchment!"/Salem Witch Trials
CALLING ALL WITCHES: This one's for you! For this week's episode we explore not only the history, but the accusations that took place during the Salem Witch Trials. So light that black flame candle this Black Friday (unless you're a virgin of course) and listen to an astonishing part of history. 
November 27, 2020
Episode 7: "Did You Shit Your Pants?... Yes."/Joshua Maddux
March 8, 2008: 18-year-old Joshua Maddux decided to go for a walk in the neighborhood of his small town and disappeared. His whereabouts baffled those who heard of his story for seven years. Perhaps even more baffling was how he was found. 
November 20, 2020
Episode 6: "My Head Is Not Turning Around Like the Exorcist" /Haunted Places
Switching it up this week, for FRIDAY THE 13TH we decided to throw some spooky places into the mix. We each chose two locations unbeknownst to the other. Listen to this episode for stories about the Jean Harlow house, Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and The Stanley Hotel. Each place is filled with its own hauntings- ranging from premonitions of murder and ancient burial grounds, to touchy feely man-ghosts and souls of the mentally disturbed. 
November 13, 2020
Episode 5: "Watch Your Ums and Likes"/ Bianca Devins
This week's episode covers the tragic murder of Bianca Devins. She had recently graduated high school and had a bright future ahead of her, when her life was taken too soon. Make sure to listen to this episode for conversations on not only the loss of Bianca, but toxic masculinity, how social media has influence on our society, a super special INTERVIEW with Kim Devins, and a look into Bianca's life and the beautiful person that she was. 
November 06, 2020
Episode 4: "& It's Happy? No."/Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God
For our first culty episode, listen to hear about a cult that dates back to 1972. From polygamy and blood atonement, to a hit-list/manifest, this cult has all the twists and turns. Listen closely or you'll get lost in a tangled web of unique names and family relations.  
October 30, 2020
Episode 3: “No, You Don’t Just Grow Foreskin”/ Wineville Chicken Coop Murders
*TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes violence against children* 1928 in Wineville California a body was found and children were going missing. It was all traced back to one person with a terrifying story. 
October 23, 2020
Episode 2: “Waltzing Down Main Street UK”/ Sabina and Ursula Eriksson
This week's episode covers the mysterious case of Sabina and Ursula Eriksson. What you are about to hear involves a medical anomaly, roof tiles, teabags, and MURDER. 
October 16, 2020
Episode 1: "Makes Me Wanna Sit On Santa's Lap"/ Katelin Akens
Katelin Akens was a 19-year-old female that vanished from Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 2015. Not only is her case strange, but many questions are left unanswered. Listen to us tell her story and form your own opinion of what you think happened to Katelin. 
October 09, 2020
This trailer features a short description introducing us, what this podcast is about, and clips from future episodes. Crime, Cults, and Coffee is hosted by Brynne O'Neill and Kelsey Nalepa. Grab your coffee and have a mourning with us! FIRST EPISODE RELEASE DATE: Friday October 9, 2020
October 02, 2020