In the spirit of Halloween, this week Halley and Karah willfully suspend disbelief and delve into terrible fears, ghostly encounters, and Karah’s dabblings in telekinesis. PLUS, the girls are mega-excited to feature their very first special guests sharing creepy stories from their childhoods, extra-sensory powers, and haunted houses.
It seems the doers of hideous-but-interesting crimes were all on vacation this week, leaving the girls with little new depravity to report. Instead, Halley brings you a couple updates on previously discussed criminals and tells you a tale of a Houston serial killer from the ’80’s-90’s and how the Governor brought him back to the headlines this week, followed by the girls trading their recs for all true-crimey things to read, listen, and watch.
This week, Karah forgets her own birthday and skips out on buying herself a cake, followed by a few quick updates on Natalee, Kenneka, and the murder trial that will not die. Halley spends a minute on a senseless tragedy too close to home, Karah submerges us in the missing-turned-murder case of journalist Kim Wall, and Halley spouts census facts as she tries to determine why women keep disappearing from Lumberton, North Carolina. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT: the girls give their unbridled opinions on the latest pod-sensation, Dirty John, and it’s merry band of idiots.
In the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy (which the girls address — briefly, solemnly, and matter-of-factly), Halley and Karah decided to steer clear of the ultra-horrific this week, focusing on the crime-adjacent: an eye-witness account of a Tulsa takedown, Colorado Springs still needs to take care of its shit, and the Juice is loose — but nobody wants him.