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Nightmare Somewhere - True Crime Podcast

Nightmare Somewhere - True Crime Podcast

By Gabriella Amherst
A natural look at true crime cases - often those that have been of political or legal significance.

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Bali 9 re-release
April 2005 - Nine young Australians were arrested attempting to smuggle 8.3kg of heroin out of Bali. Indonesian authorities were working on a tip from the Australian Federal Police who had informed their Indonesian counterparts in the hope that it would lead to the identification of the drug syndicate distribution network and other players higher up in the chain. It didn’t. What it did do was ensure that these nine offenders would be trialled and sentenced in a country where the penalties for drug trafficking are more harshly imposed than those for murder. ***Welcome to episode 9 - the following are a list of links used in researching for this episode:
September 4, 2021
The Historic Case of Dudley & Stephens (Shipwreck Cannibalism)
1884 - far off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope discussion began between a group of men as to which one of them should be sacrificed so that the other three may have a chance of survival. They had already spent over two weeks out at sea on a deteriorating lifeboat; their paltry rations long gone and they were drifting out in the ocean half way between Africa and South America. Welcome to the historic case of Dudley & Stephens. Whoot! I’ve done a little bit of editing on this episode - although you’d probably never guess it. Thanks guys. List of references:
May 22, 2020
Elizabeth Woolcock and The Eureka Rebellion
In the mid 1800’s - Australia: the justice system did not show much mercy for women who were convicted of violent crime. As the court saw it: they had betrayed their feminine role. It was a treachery of sorts and for that they sacrificed any clemency. Welcome to the story of Elizabeth Woolcock - a woman who was given no mercy in life or death.
May 6, 2020
Thank you so much for your patience while I tackle some editing. It turns out that editing is not nearly as cumbersome as I had it pegged as. 1978 Illinois: The ‘Freedom Club’ wages a 17 year terror campaign - sending mail bombs indiscriminately targeting whoever associated with tech development or damage to the environment. The Unabomber’s 35,000 word manifesto would suggest he had a fair bit to say; yet he waited 15 years to mention any of it. References:
April 27, 2020
Around the Corner/Worlds Apart
Hi welcome - this is Nightmare Somewhere. In this episode I’m sharing two cases that occured in the Perth suburb of Carlisle. The first one is the 1931 murder-suicide of the Davies family and the second is the 2018 murder of Fahima Yusuf who was killed by her husband and buried in their backyard. The crimes did just occur streets apart and involve fathers in their 30’s who had planned and carried out an action that they thought might solve their hardships. I reckon that is where the similarities end hey. I’d really like to hear what you think of how they compare with one another. My email address is The following contains distressing content including the deaths of children. It may also contain coarse language. Please be aware it isn’t intended for all listeners. Links to references used for this episode:
April 5, 2020
Mountain City Catfish Murders
2012 in Mountain City, Tennessee: Billy Payne and fiancé Billie-Jean Hayworth were both killed in a senseless double murder. They were victims of local woman: Jenelle Potter who had coerced those around her to carry out the tragic murders.
March 28, 2020
The West Port Murders
Ever wondered what happened when Anatomy surgeons ran out of cadavers in the early 1800’s? Neither have I - but here is the answer anyway.
March 26, 2020
The Rolex Murder
This is one of my Nightmares: Nap Size. Just a 10 minute episode on an incredible case of fraud, identity theft and murder. References/ links:
March 12, 2020
Bodies in the Basement
Vienna, Austria - 2011: dismembered bodies of Holger Holz and Manfred Hinterberger are unearthed in the basement of an ice creamery. These are the crimes of Estibaliz Carranza. This was one aggravating episode to research and the discrepancy between English language news articles and German language articles is offensive to information. ✌🏼 hope you enjoy it haha
March 11, 2020
Consciousness of Guilt: Sacco & Vanzetti
1920 - Massachusetts: two Italian immigrants were charged with armed robbery and payroll murder, but they were put on trial for their radical political beliefs and dodging the draft. They were both sent to the electric chair. * thanks for taking an interest in a case of real significance. I urge you to read some of the following, they’re links that were particularly helpful during the research:,-legacy-of-Sacco-and-Vanzetti-executions-lingers
February 29, 2020
Qandeel Baloch - Honour Killing
Just listen to it
February 28, 2020
2017 Bourke Street Attack
In January, 2017 a 26 year old violent offender was due to face court on 23 different charges. Instead, he had stabbed his brother, kidnapped his girlfriend and was driving a stolen maroon Commodore erratically through downtown Melbourne. He describes himself as someone with a big heart. He also admits that he went into the city that day to, ‘Run people over’. *link to send me a voice message: References and links for episode: YouTube Clips:
February 15, 2020
Predator: Sharee Miller
United States police officers take an Oath to defend their Constitution - but their more colloquial vow is to Serve and Protect. That is precisely what former cop Jerry Cassaday believed he was doing when he shot and killed Bruce Miller. But Cassaday wasn’t upholding this vow - he had killed an innocent man. He was acting on the coercion and manipulation of his lover and Bruce’s wife: Sharee Miller. Three months later Cassaday would turn the gun on himself.
February 9, 2020
The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.
Jasper, Texas - 1998. Moments before James Byrd Jr. accepted a lift home he had been sitting on his parents porch bouncing his granddaughter on his knee. Soon, the world would come to know him as the victim of an unspeakable hate crime. * Hundreds of articles have been written on this case and many of the more minor details differ between these resources. I have done my best to only include information that is corroborated. The Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing: Links and References for episode: Dennis Rodman’s Autobiography
January 22, 2020
The Nightcaller: Eric Edgar Cooke
The early 1960’s marked a dramatic change in how the people of Perth saw their personal safety. Although, they did not yet know that a serial killer had been at work since 1959 - no one did - not even investigators.
January 18, 2020