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Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast

Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast

By Emily and Andy
Unnatural is a true crime, spoopy campfire story telling podcast hosted by two friends, Emily and Andy. Emily is a veteran True Crime buff, journalist, and self-proclaimed blurter of brilliance. Andy is a radio genius with a creative soul and a love for music.
Together we create an Unnatural duo coming to you each Wednesday with a new episode that will be sure to give you the creeps.
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Episode 26: The Bizarre Case of Steven and Katie Pladl
 Adoption, incest and murder. This case is a wild one. Katie Pladl was a young aspiring artist who was placed for adoption as a young child. She had a relatively normal upbringing. Her life changed forever when she decided to seek out her birth parents. She found them and developed a relationship with them, but things quickly got weird.  Eventually Katie would marry her biological father, Steven Pladl and have a child with him. Unfortunately this story ends with the death of all three and Katie's adoptive father, Tony Fusco.  Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
40:18
November 10, 2021
Episode 25: The Mysterious Death of Ellen Greenberg
 Today we are talking about the mysterious, unexplained, enraging etc etc death of Ellen Greenberg. Ellen was a vibrant 27 year old woman who had big plans for her future. She was planning a wedding, she had a career she enjoyed and a close relationship with her friends and family. January 26, 2011, Ellen's fiancé, Sam returned to their apartment after a trip to the gym. The door was locked. When Sam was finally able to get back into their apartment, he discovered Ellen dead on the kitchen floor. She had suffered 20 stab wounds to the back of her head, neck and chest. Somehow, her death was ruled a suicide. Ellen's family to this day are not convinced she killed herself and are still searching for justice to this day.  Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
37:41
November 3, 2021
Episode 24: Scariest Movies/Ghost Stories
Surprise! One more Spooktacular episode to round out the Halloween Season! In this podcast, we'll look at the scariest movies according to science, then we search in the grab bag for listener ghost stories. Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and share us with your friends!  ---  Connect with us!  Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
28:42
October 29, 2021
Episode 23: Haunty Spook Spook Pt.2
 Its another Halloween spooktacular episode up in this businesses. This week we talk about some haunted places in Minnesota - specifically the Schmidt Brewery and the Palmer House Hotel...THEN Andy is taking us alllllll the way over to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to creep into the extra spooky and haunted Myrtle Plantation Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and share us with your friends! --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
32:14
October 27, 2021
Episode 22: Haunty Spook Spook (An Unnatural Special)
Do you like Halloween? SAME For this week's episode, Emily and Andy take a dive into some of their favorite spooky, haunted places with murderous histories.  Specifically we're traveling to the super haunted Reed House Hotel in Chattanooga Tennessee and the St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends.  ---  Connect with us!  Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
28:53
October 20, 2021
Episode 21: The Vampire Clan
Vampires in Kentucky? Sounds like the makings of an 80's horror flick but unfortunately this is one true crime story with a grissly ending.    Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
31:03
October 13, 2021
Episode 20: Tanya Kach: The Interview
Emily and Andy's interview with Tanya Kach. Tanya's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Memoir-Milk-Carton-TANYA-NICOLE/dp/1634924436 Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
38:21
October 8, 2021
Episode 19: The Abduction of Tanya Kach Pt. 2
Tanya Nicole Kach was just a normal girl who disappeared without a trace on February 10th, 1996. She was just 14 years old at the time and would not be seen again for 10 years. Most shockingly, she spent her entire captivity right under the noses of everyone who was searching for her. After her rescue, the town of McKeesport PA was completely polarized. She endured victim shaming, harassment, and people even defended her pedophile abductor. Who is really to blame here?  This is Part 2 of Tanya's story. Tanya's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Memoir-Milk-Carton-TANYA-NICOLE/dp/1634924436 Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
58:45
October 6, 2021
Episode 18: The Abduction of Tanya Kach
Tanya Nicole Kach was just a normal girl who disappeared without a trace on February 10th, 1996. She was just 14 years old at the time and would not be seen again for 10 years. Most shockingly, she spent her entire captivity right under the noses of everyone who was searching for her. This is part one of Tanya's Story.  Tanya's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Memoir-Milk-Carton-TANYA-NICOLE/dp/1634924436 Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
48:02
October 6, 2021
BONUS: Unnatural Jeopardy!/Best of Season One
You like game shows? We got game shows. Listen as the already entertaining Andy transforms into the legendary Andy Trebek. And get extra ready because we’re about to kick off season TWO. Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
27:36
September 15, 2021
BONUS: Lobster Boy
"Never before, in the history of men, has such a bizarre creature been seen!" -AHS Freakshow This week we take a look at Grady Stiles Jr. AKA "Lobster Boy" a man who was literally born into the carnival life. Carnivals generally bring joy to those who attend, but this episode may not have that effect when you finish listening. From carnivals, to abuse, to IUDs, and worse. This guy was something else, and we're not just talking about his genetic deformity.  Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and share us with your friends! --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Support the Show: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
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August 25, 2021
BONUS: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit
In 1995, TV News Anchor Jodi Heusentruit mysteriously disappeared from her Iowa apartment without a trace. As of today, she has never been found. Strange clues were left near her home which only deepened the mystery. Detectives and internet sleuths have come up with many theories and suspects but we are still lacking the answers the public, and Jodi's family and friends desperately crave. Will Jodi and her disappearance ever be solved? Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and share us with your friends! --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Support the show: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
31:08
August 4, 2021
BONUS: The Murder of Jolee Callan
What was supposed to be a picturesque hike quickly turned deadly when 18-year-old Jolee Callan was shot point-blank in the head, and her body was then flung over a 40 ft cliff by none other than her ex-boyfriend Loren Bunner. Whats worse? He documented the entire day on his Instagram page, adding photos of Jolee moments before he took her life. Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon: Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
24:05
July 21, 2021
Episode 13: B&B Murders
In 2006 a small and quiet town in Maine was rocked when the news broke of a quadruple murder at a cozy Bed and Breakfast. Christian Charles Nielsen, a resident of the Black Bear Inn was behind them. What started as one murder quickly turned into another, and then another as he franticly tried to cover up his crimes. Things got even weirder when he called his father for back up.... Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
46:44
July 7, 2021
Episode 12: The Jonestown Massacre
In November of 1978, a charismatic, megalomaniac named Jim Jones convinced over 900 people to commit "revolutionary mass suicide". In this episode, Emily and Andy figure out just how exactly something like this could happen. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com WwS6B8mEaQha7S3FBdpG
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June 30, 2021
Episode 11: Pride Edition
Today is a special edition of Unnatural! This episode is themed around LGBTQ+ stories. From the Stonewall Riots to Gay panic laws...as allies..we want to bring light to the struggles our LGBTQ+ community still faces and lend our hand into helping de-stigmatize this community. Love is love --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
40:50
June 23, 2021
Episode 10: The D.C. Snipers
We're traveling back to 2002 this week. For 3 weeks shots were fired, people were killed and no one saw a thing. A mysterious van, hundreds of suspects, and wild goose chases. This case certainly took the nation by storm. People were afraid to go outside in the DC area because they never knew where shots would ring out next...Finally two men were caught and it just got weird from there.  Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share us with your friends! --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
43:26
June 16, 2021
Episode 9: The Murder of Mollie Tibbetts (Part 2)
Welcome back for part two of the Mollie Tibbetts story. We pick up where we left off last week at the trial of Cristhian Bahena Rivera. There were plenty of twists and turns as far as his story was concerned. We also circle back to Mollie and the causes that have been started in her name. Check the links below to donate or get involved. Mollie Tibbets Memorial Fund  Mollies Poetry: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/07/18/mollie-tibbetts-poetry-poem-university-iowa-student-death-faith-brooklyn-rob-cristhian-bahena-rivera/1744598001/ --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
33:56
June 11, 2021
Episode 8: The Murder of Mollie Tibbetts (Part 1)
What was supposed to be a simple run around a small town in Iowa, quickly turned deadly for 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts. Her murder shook the small community which she called home, as well as the entire nation. Mollie Tibbets Memorial Fund  Mollies Poetry: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/07/18/mollie-tibbetts-poetry-poem-university-iowa-student-death-faith-brooklyn-rob-cristhian-bahena-rivera/1744598001/ --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
28:05
June 9, 2021
Episode 7: The Disappearance of Cherrie Mahan
A young girl missing minutes after being seen walking towards home from the bus stop, a super sus, painfully 80s van that was never seen again, and a shocking confession…this is the story of Cherie Mahan.  ---  Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
38:11
June 2, 2021
Episode 6: The Monster of the Andes
Assuming what this guy claims is true, he is without a doubt THE WORST serial killer that ever walked this planet. Pedro Lopes was convicted of killing 110 girls in Ecuador in 1983. It is suspected his victims could reach up into the 500s....or even more...because this psycho managed to escape and no one knows where he's at today. Is he dead? Is he still lurking somewhere in the world? What do you think? Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
36:53
May 26, 2021
Episode 5: Nikko Jenkins
We've heard a lot of excuses for why killers kill but this guy takes the cake when he confesses that the Egyptian God Apophis commanded him to lie, cheat, steal, rob, and eventually go on a killing spree days after he was released from prison. Nikko Jenkins is a terrifying looking guy, with an even scarier personality. Is he the classic case of Nature vs Nurture? Is it the lack of mental health resources in prison that's to blame? Or is it that he was just unlucky enough to have all the cards stacked against him from the beginning and he never stood a chance. Let us know what you think on our Instagram which is linked below. Don't forget to rate, subscribe and share with your friends. --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
40:06
May 19, 2021
Episode 4: The Butcher Baker
Sweeney Todd who? When Robert Hansen AKA The Butcher Baker wasn’t flying around in his airplane, abducting and killing women in Alaska in the 1970s he was a skilled baker and avid hunter. His dark past and gloomy childhood all played a part in the cocktail of him becoming a serial killer. Luckily, one would-be victim survived and his reign of terror was finally stopped.  --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
29:18
May 12, 2021
Episode 3: Belle Gunness (Hell's Belle)
Arson and Insurance Fraud and Personal Ads and Murder, oh my! Today we travel back to the late 1800's to talk about Norwegian immigrant Belle Gunness. She is known as one of the deadliest female serial killers in American History. With a long history of setting fires to get that dough from insurance claims, it soon wasn't enough to feed her greed. After placing a personal ad in the paper looking for wealthy suitors, many answered, few were ever seen again... --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
30:00
May 5, 2021
Episode 2: Gitchie Manitou Murders
On a crisp November evening in 1973 at the Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County, Iowa, 5 teenagers decided this place would be a fun spot to camp. What was supposed to be an exciting night under the stars with friends quickly turned deadly when 3 sociopathic brothers began firing shots at the unsuspecting kids. By morning 4 were dead and only one survived. This lone survivor would later be known as "Gitchie Girl." --- Connect with us! Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com
39:33
April 28, 2021
Episode 1: The Weepy Voiced Killer
It's our debut episode! Emily is a veteran True Crime buff, marketing major, and self-proclaimed blurter of brilliance. Andy is a radio genius with a creative soul and a love for music. Together we create an Unnatural duo coming to you each Wednesday with a new episode that will be sure to give you the creeps. Join us this week as we talk about a man who certainly didn't pass the vibe check when he decided to start terrorizing the Twin Cities area of Minnesota over the course of 2 years in the early 1980s.  ---  Connect with us!  Instagram: unnaturalthepodcast Facebook: Unnatural: A True Crime Podcast Twitter: unnaturalthepod Patreon.com/unnaturalthepod Email us at unnaturalthepodcast@gmail.com ---  This episode is sponsored by Anchor; the easiest way to make a podcast. Download the app or visit www.anchor.fm today
40:60
April 19, 2021