October 09, 2020

Stages of Death and Decomposition

Ever wonder what a person goes through as death nears? What about the stages of decomposition and how that helps forensic investigations? In this week's episode, Lark explains these stages. A bit of gore, so listen with caution.

October 06, 2020

Spree Killer Levi King and his Sole Survivor

In the middle of the night, September 30, 2005, Levi King broke into the home of Brian Conrad, and murdered him, his pregnant wife, and 14-year-old stepson. Even the family dog. But he missed both shots at 10-year-old Robin, the sole survivor of his 2...

October 02, 2020

Kate Warne: First Female Detective

The year was 1856. Twenty-three years old, widowed, and in a new city, Kate Warne had the audacity to walk into Allan Pinkerton's office and ask for a job. No, not the secretarial position he'd advertised, but the one for a detective. A trailblazer in...

September 29, 2020

House of Horrors: The Dozier School for Boys

One little boy asked the judge to send him to Dozier School for Boys because he'd heard it was like summer camp. Little did he know the lies he'd been told. The Dozier School for Boys had a cemetery out back for the boys who didn't survive punishments...

September 25, 2020

The Strange Phenomenon of Coffin Birth

Coffin births have been documented as far back as the 1500s. This episode explains the phenomenon as well as why we don't see it as frequently today. Promo for Sudio earbuds Promo for Kudzu Killers Podcast's Halloween Sweeps Week

September 22, 2020

The Yogurt Shop Murders

It's said Austin, Texas lost its innocence that day, when four teenage girls were raped, murdered, and set on fire. Four teenage girls who were looking forward to a sleepover that would never happen.

September 18, 2020

Autopsies: Not as Seen on TV

If you're a fan of CSI or NCIS, or any number of shows dealing with murder investigation, you've likely seen their version of an autopsy. Listen today to find out what they got right, what they got wrong, and what's involved behind the scenes of...

September 15, 2020

Doctor Death: License to Kill

Dr. Christopher Duntsch operated on 37 people between December 30, 2011 to June 26, 2013, and maimed, paralyzed or flat out murdered 33. This is a story of, as one doctor described him, a "crazed maniac," and how his conviction set precedent for...

September 11, 2020

The Executioners Song

Ever wonder about the executioner, the guy who flips the switch or pushes the button? Tomorrow on Kudzu Killers: Homicide and Sweet Tea, Lark explores the other side of the curtain.

September 08, 2020

Born to Be Bad: Todd Kohlhepp

It seems Todd Kohlhepp was born to be bad. From an early age, he terrorized children in nursery school, and that behavior progressed as he grew older. When a woman was found in a shipping container on his property, the jig was up. Now everyone would...

September 04, 2020

Forensic Friday: Body Snatchers, Brains, and Other Odd Things

This week on Forensic Friday, Lark discusses human taxidermy, brain theft, and body snatching. Tune in for some truly odd stories.

September 01, 2020

Madame Murder: The Story of Delphine LaLaurie

Delphine LaLaurie, New Orleans socialite and thrice married matron, had a secret. Her attic was a torture chamber, and her victims were slaves. Join us to delve into the life, loves, and psychopathic lunacy of Madame LaLaurie, and take a look inside...

August 28, 2020

Forensic Friday: Much Ado About -- MUMMIES!

This week, Kim's talking all about mummies. How they were embalmed, who dug them up, and both new and old ways we've studied them. Download and listen to the mummy tales.

August 25, 2020

The Casanova Killer

Paul John Knowles started his life of crime at 8 years old, with petty theft and burglary. His own daddy put him in reform school. But when he got in his late 20s, stealing was no longer enough. Settle back with you glass of sweet tea and let us tell...

August 21, 2020

Forensic Fridays: Methods of Mayhem

Gun, check. Knives, check. Pickle jar...what? On this Forensic Fridays mini episode, Lark discusses unusual methods of murder. Tune in and learn--but don't use--these unique weapons and deaths. Some are definitely disturbing, so listener beware.

August 18, 2020

Giggling Granny: A girl, a pie, and a dream

Nanny Doss loved to bake prune pies for her family. She just neglected to tell them her secret ingredient: rat poison. Sick and twisted tale of a woman, a box of prunes, and a taste for murder.

August 14, 2020

Forensic Fridays: The Body Farm

Ever think about what happens after you die? Have you ever considered donating your body to science? I mean, we don't need it anymore, right? How about donating to a body farm? Tune in and learn a little bit about what body farms are, and how they've...

August 11, 2020

Monsters are Real: The Murders of Channon and Christopher

Channon Christian and Christopher Nelson were leaving a friend's apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee when they were carjacked and kidnapped by a gang of criminals. Their horrific torture and murders were the things of nightmares. This isn't a fun...

August 07, 2020

Forensic Fridays: Mr. Maroon and How Ancestral DNA Helped ID a Serial Killer

Robert Eugene Brashers was a burglar, a rapist, a thief. He was also a serial killer. In our second episode of Forensic Fridays, find out how an ancestral DNA testing lab helped identify him for decades old crimes.

August 04, 2020

Cannibal Queen: From Sugar Daddy to Fry Daddy

She just wanted to find a rich man to take care of her. After a horrible childhood filled with abuse, Omaima Nelson had finally found her man in Bill. What went so horribly wrong that Thanksgiving? Tune in to find out.

July 30, 2020

Forensic Fridays: What Happens After the Body is Gone?

We all know that, when a murder occurs, there's an investigation by police, there's a forensic team who gathers all the evidence, and there's the coroner, who takes the body away for autopsy. But what happens after that? Who cleans up the mess left...

July 28, 2020

Carl and the Corpse: Love Never Dies

Carl Tanzler had an interesting life, full of adventure and travel. When he and his family settled in Key West, Florida, Carl found his soul mate. Too bad she died. But then again, love never really dies...

July 21, 2020

Heavenly Hymns and Homicide

Bernie was a mild mannered funeral director. Marge was a cantankerous old widow with far more money than friends. Their relationship was one of those things that just clicked...until it didn't.

July 14, 2020

Episode 7: Ronald Gene Simmons - A Case of Familicide

Ronald Gene Simmons, career military man, decorated Vietnam veteran, spree killer. Christmas week, 1987 in a tiny town of Dover, Arkansas, Gene Simmons decided to murder his entire family, as well as two acquaintances. Sixteen people altogether. This...