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Critical Onions

Critical Onions

By Critical Onions
Conversational podcast with no scripts or edits. Passionate discussions where we share our opinions, mostly adverse, talk reviews and criticism on all crime topics and anything else that comes up while recording.

This is a hobby of ours so we try to do roughly 2 episodes a month.
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Delphi Murders - EP29 (
In this episode Sean and I chat about the mysterious murders of Liberty (Libby) German and Abigail (Abby) Williams. The 2 young ladies were murderered after getting dropped off at a local hiking trail / bridge. Thier bodies were found the  next day but the police are tight lipped on any kind of details about this investigation. They are very particular with what has been shared to date to t he public as they ask for help solving this case. We have our own thoughts and opinions and don't understand why certain decisions were made by authorities. We hope and pray that this doesn't turn into a cold case, like Maura Murray did 15 years ago where there are still no answers to this day.  There has to be more on the phone that can be shared with the public to help this case. Ultimately, someone knows something and they aren't talking. Thanks for being a listener and telling a stranger about Critical Onions. Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. Send us a shout out online on our website and we will do the same on our podcast. 
October 21, 2019
Serial Killer David Berkowitz aka Son Of Sam - EP28
Sean was excited to cover this case, we talk about David Berkowitz, Son of Sam, now refers to himself as the Son of Hope (puke). Not too much speculation with this one but we do talk motive, means and opportunity, why the heck did he do it? Did he do it? Was it cult related? Take a listen and let us know what you think especially about the letters. Thanks for being a listener and telling a stranger about Critical Onions. Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag.
September 10, 2019
We Talk Charles Manson and Time Travel - EP27
In this epsiode, we are going a bit back to our roots and discuss a few things and not cover one case from start to finish. We talk, Charles Manson and how he came to be known as a Cult Leader who killed people by manipulating his "family". Then we talk about Review the Reviewer and Time Travel. There have been predictions made by Noah, the time travel who traveled here from the year 2030, what did he predict and what do we think? Listen in to find out. Thanks for being a listener and telling a stranger about Critical Onions. Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag.
August 26, 2019
Disappearance of Deorr Kunz - EP26
Deorr Kunz Jr. (aka "little man") disappeared on July 10, 2015 at the age of 2.5 while he was on his first camping trip at Timber Creek in Idaho. He was camping with his mother, father, great-grandfather and his friend. According to his parents, they left little man with his great-grandfather and about 10 mins later little man was missing. They searched all over and then called the police about 20 mins after.   Check out this episode where we discuss this case and that this of missing Deorr Kunz Jr.  Thanks for being a listener and telling a stranger about Critical Onions. Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. 
August 04, 2019
Bizarre Death of Elisa Lam - EP25
A very popular case from 2013, Elisa Lam who was found in a water tank on top of the Cecil Hotel she was staying at as she was on her "West Coast Tour". This 21 year old college student decided to take a solo trip from Vancouver, BC to San Diego, CA. There is a lot of mystery to this case and a lot the police didn't say or share with the public other than a 4 min surveillance video of her last alive the night she disappeared. Check out this episode where we discuss the missing pieces of this case and that this case will never be solved as to what happened to Elisa. Thanks for being a listener and telling a stranger about Critical Onions. Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. 
July 27, 2019
Disappearance of Dennis Martin - Smoky Mountains - EP24
Can you imagine your 6 year old just disappearing on a family traditional camping trip? You are enjoying the Smoky Mountains with family and friends while your sons are playing hide and seek, your son goes behind a bush and is never seen again? Weeks of searching with a variety of agencies before it officially being closed 4 months later. Its been over 50 years since Dennis disappeared and its still unsolved. We talk speculations, theories and even go down the rabbit hole of potential suspects.  If you like conspiracies, you will enjoy this episode. Thanks for being a listener and telling a stranger about Critical Onions. Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. 
July 22, 2019
Disappearance of Lauren Spierer - EP23
With the recent 8th anniversary on June 3, 2019, we decided to cover Lauren Spierer's disappearance. This case received a good amount of media coverage and still no answers for Rob and Charlene Spierer.  The police have not released much to the public including any of the surveillance videos captured the night Lauren vanished. There have  been a number of persons of interest and they have either been cleared or lawyered up. We talk about Lauren and her travels through the night of June 3, 2011 and a number of theories out there circulating, along with our own differing opinions.  Please do take the twitter poll on if you think Sean's theory makes more sense or mine, or neither and you think something different! We would live to hear from you on this unsolved case. Thanks for being a listener :)  Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. 
June 17, 2019
Boston Vanishing Men Part 4 - EP22
We are back from a little break and we are talking more about the Boston Vanishing Men. In this episode we cover 5 cases from 2013-2015. Dennis Njoroge - 11/2015 Josue Quispe - 10/2015 Shiloh Morgado - 8/2015 Eric Munsell 2/2014 Joe Gage - 1/2013 All 5 men missing and then bodies found in water in or around Boston, all news articles not death not suspicious but here at the Critical Onions Podcast, we think all of them are suspicious. Give a listen and see if you think they are too.   #bantheriver   Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. 
June 10, 2019
Boston's Vanishing Men - Part 3 - EP21
We continue looking at our list of 27 men who potentially could be victims of a serial killer who end up in the Charles River and surrounding bodies of water in Boston. In this Boston's Vanishing Men episode, we cover 3 cases, Ram Jayakumar, Tyler Greene, Stephen Smith. Listen in and see which ones we think are similar enough to be on the Suspicious Boston Vanishing Men Serial Killer list. You also get to hear Sean's 2nd Critical Onions New Report (that takes a bit too long) and we cover, Netflix Ted Bundy movie, Kentucky Derby, NHL Boston Bruins and Marijuana/Cannibus.  #bantheriver   Be sure to drop us a line on our website for some free swag. 
May 06, 2019
Zach Marr - Boston Vanishing Men - EP20
Onto the second episode of the Boston Vanishing Men where talk about Zach Marr, a 22 year old celebrating his 22nd birthday on Feb 13, 2016. He was at the Bell in Hand Tavern in downtown Boston with his family and friends when he stepped outside around 1:30am to have a smoke and disappeared. Zach's body was found in the Charles River about 4 weeks later.   We talk connections to both cases we covered so far and a ton  of other speculations about the Boston Vanishing Men.  Hope you enjoy!  Be sure to drop us a line on our website, New swag is coming for our listeners, listen and follow us to find out how you can win your Critical Onions SWAG! 
April 22, 2019
Michael Kelleher - Boston man found in Charles River - EP19
Do you believe the Smiley Face Killers are real? Do you believe there is a serial killer among us in Boston? Well, here are Critical Onions Podcast, we speculate and discuss the commonalities and details about the Boston men  who have vanished over the last 17 years. This is our first of many episodes that we talk about the mysterious "accidental" drownings. Our first case is about Michael Kelleher from Southborough who left a Celtics game on March 29, 2017 and never seen alive again. Hope you enjoy our coverage. We are asking our listeners to share a name for our podcast series about these drownings, so share anything you got at or DM on one of our social media accounts. Be sure to drop us a line on our website, New swag is coming for our listeners, listen and follow us to find out how you can win your Critical Onions SWAG! 
April 15, 2019
Case Against Adnan Syed - EP18
Adnan Syed, innocent or guilty? Have you done research or only read the headlines. We go into the details about this case and share our opinions and views based on facts. Was there motive, means, opportunity?  We don't think so, take a listen to this episode and hear us get critical about this true crime case and share your opinions with us. Follow us , hit us up or drop us a line: 
April 08, 2019
Death of Conrad Roy III Part 2 - EP17
Conrad Roy case? Suicide by text case? Michelle Carter case? No matter what you know this case by Conrad died in July 2014, and Michelle Carter stood trial. She was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 months.  Join us as we discuss more details around this case and the trial with our opinions and thoughts.
March 26, 2019
Death of Conrad Roy III Part 1 - EP16
Social anxiety, depression, pressures of society and social media, all those contributed to Conrad Roy III's death. This was a very hard case to investigate and research, it 's sad all around. Most of the news focus' on Michelle Carter and her trial, laws, conviction but what about Conrad? He has been lost among all the noise of Michelle and her legal case. There is so much to this story that people don't know, read or look up for themselves. Most opinions are based on headlines, articles or news stories. In this episode Sean and I take a look at Conrad's actions leading up to the night he killed himself, text messages that were sent and not just the incriminating ones. These 2 teenagers were both mentally ill or unstable and the public should be talking more about helping kids like Conrad and Michelle. What a tragedy this was and still is.
March 11, 2019
Unsolved Case of Holly Piirainen - EP15
Holly just disappeared in a matter of minutes on Aug. 5, 1993 in Sturbridge, Ma while visiting her grandmother's summer home with her dad and 2 brothers.  The only item left behind was one of her red sneakers. There is not a ton of media attention around this case and with it being 26 years now since she disappeared, we are hoping to keep this case alive and make people aware.   Sean and I cover the few details we found on this case along with a few suspects over the years, connection to Molly Bish case and Lisa Ziegert. We also chat about, Hulu, deviled eggs and smiley face killers. Do you have a case you'd like us to cover? We are always looking for interesting cases that we may not know about. Please drop us a line at or send an email to  Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Website: Be sure to tell a stranger about the Critical Onions
March 03, 2019
Missing Persons Case of Brian Shaffer - EP14
Where is Brian? In this episode we cover the missing case of Brian Shaffer. We talk  timeline & theories. We throw in a little Maura Murray to start but then dive deep into Brian's case and discuss all the details surrounding his disappearance.
February 18, 2019
All Things True Crime - EP13
In this episode we talk everything True Crime with some memory mishaps throughout the show. Its been 15 years since Maura Murray disappeared and our theory around her case with recent news from her dad. We cover a few podcast reviews in regards to the Wanda Beach Murders and a few other podcasts we have listened to. Lastly, we talk Abducted In Plain Sight, its such an absurd story that we question is it a real? 
February 11, 2019
Steve McNair True Crime Case - EP12
In this episode we reviewed the reports and statements about the Steve McNair murder - suicide case from July 4, 2009.  This case was closed by the Nashville Police dept but looking at all the details, was it really that simple to have this case closed only after 3 days if investigation? We do not think so, we think they got it wrong.
February 03, 2019
Nathan Carman Case Review Part 2 - EP11 (Ted Bundy)
In this episode we finish up with more details on the Nathan Carman case along with sharing our speculations as to what happened. We also talk about the Netflix Ted Bundy Tapes show in this episode, whole different world back then in the 70s. Enjoy and be sure to tell a stranger about the Critical Onions podcast! thanks for listening. 
January 28, 2019
Nathan Carman Case Review Part 1 - EP10
In this episode we dive into the crazy case surrounding Nathan Carman. We discuss him  growing up, family dynamics and accusations regarding his grandfather, John Chakalos murder and his mother, Linda Carman's disappearance. This will be a 2 part episode cause there is so much too cover here. Enjoy and be sure to tell a stranger about the Critical Onions podcast! thanks for listening.
January 20, 2019
CRASH Episode - Jayme Closs
In this crash episode we cover the currently trending true crime case of Jayme Closs. Review initial case, recent news with Jayme escaping and some conspiracy theories. Enjoy our second crash (mini) episode.
January 13, 2019
Netflix Movie Bird Box Review - EP08
In this episode, we will talk about the most popular movie right now, Bird Box. We discuss the frenzy, the memes, the plot and overall thoughts about this Netflix movie.
January 07, 2019
Christmas Presents - EP06
in this episode we talk best and worst presents, nostalgic and modern presents along with yankee swap and secret santa. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2018
Christmas Movie Reviews Part 2 - EP05
in this episode we review 4 Christmas movies, a little on the dark side - we discuss Die Hard, Silent Night Deadly Night, Krampus and Gremlins. Enjoy!
December 17, 2018
Christmas Movie Reviews Part 1 - EP04
in this episode we talk about several christmas movies Elf, Deck the Halls, Christmas with the Kranks, Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation - Griswalds. hope you enjoy, Merry Christmas!!
December 09, 2018
TV Show-Netflix Review - EP03
In our 3rd episode, we review TV Shows, Netflix, Stranger Things, The Office, Ozark, Bloodline and a few more. Enjoy!
November 19, 2018
True Crime Podcasts Review - EP02
In this episode, we will review 3 true crime podcasts, True Crime Garage, True Crime All the Time and Casefile. We also introduce our rating system and 2 new segments (beta version). Enjoy! find us on IG: criticalonions
November 06, 2018
Our Very First Podcast - EP01
Very first podcast from an everyday married couple in our 40s about starting a podcast. I promise it will get better from here!
November 03, 2018