Episodes
Who came up with the crazy idea of traversing a rope hundreds of feet above the ground? It’s all about balance, not only on the wire, but also between risk and reward, adventure and insanity, life and death. If you're going to try walking the tightrope, remember not to look down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/27/20
It’s hard to imagine anyone regretting winning the lottery. For an unlucky few though, hitting the jackpot was a curse, a disaster, and a horrible twist of fate that resulted in bankruptcy, injury, and even death. As the saying goes, sometimes a lot of money can be very expensive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/20/20
Carlos Rafael, the largest commercial fisherman in the US Northeast, found himself at the center of an investigation involving Russian mobsters, duffel bags full of cash, and fish. Millions of pounds of fish. The media nicknamed this charismatic seafood kingpin “The Codfather”.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/13/20
Animals have been unwillingly dragged into human combat for millennia. Sure, you’ve heard of horses, dogs, and even dolphins fighting beside soldiers, but over the years there's been some curious out of the box thinking when it comes to animal warfare. Armored elephants, flaming pigs, bat bombs, and more. When we start involving animals in battle, things can get a little wild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/06/20
It’s scary to hear the question “is there a doctor on board?” when you’re thousands of feet in the air. But it’s terrifying to hear someone ask “is there a pilot on board?”. It doesn't happen often, but when passengers with little to no piloting experience are forced to take the controls, they better stay calm, have a pretty good sense of humor, and, most importantly, figure out where the button for the radio is located. In April 2009, a passenger flying home with his family found out...
Published 09/29/20
Some people watch superhero movies and appreciate the story. Others walk away inspired to become a real-life crime fighter. Wearing a handmade costume and mask, these crusaders patrol the streets every night, fighting for justice and keeping crime at bay. For every homemade superhero there is a homemade supervillain seeking to control the city. The battle for good and evil could be happening right outside your front door. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/22/20
Didn’t know there was big money to be made in pigeons? Yeah, neither did we. In one of the craziest money-making schemes ever, an unlikely mastermind known as the Pigeon King managed to swindle hundreds of millions of dollars from eager investors. Move over Wall Street, the scams are going to the birds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/15/20
From lawnchairs attached to giant balloons to homemade flying saucers, people have tried to fly in bizarre and creative ways. In this episode of TRUE, listen to the story of a 20ft wide flying saucer built by the Heene family that was launched while accidentally carrying their 6yr old son. As the balloon hit an altitude of 7000ft, the country watched in shock waiting to see what happened to the little boy everyone thought was on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 09/08/20
A podcast that features strange stories and bizarre tales that you won’t believe are real… but they are, because they’re TRUE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/24/20
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Published 08/18/20
People quit their jobs all the time. Maybe it’s over money, or long hours, or maybe it’s because of a stressful work environment. Whatever the reasons, the process of quitting typically starts when the employee provides their employer with a notice of resignation. There may be some hugs and a few tears, but usually that would be the extent of any real drama. Then there are the not so normal departures. Find more information about this episode please...
Published 04/14/20
Published 04/14/20
During the 1970's and 1980's, you couldn't watch a televised sports game without seeing him. The most recognizable fixture in sports actually despised everything about it. He was there for the network cameras. He was there to deliver a message to the world, a dire warning of impending doom. But wearing a large multi-colored Afro wig and a fur loin cloth didn't help his credibility. However, the triple life sentence he received dramatically changed that image. The world would come to know him...
Published 03/01/20
Every year, Santa leaves his base of operation to bring Christmas cheer to billions of people around the world. However, the holiday season can also lead to Santa going a little crazy. Here are some stories that will make you think twice about messing with Santa Claus. Find more information about this episode please visit:  www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show:  www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC  Instagram: @beyondbizarretc   Contact...
Published 12/23/19
When a wealthy Manhattan socialite turned her mid-town mansion into luxury apartments, famous writers, musicians, and politicians lined up. The palatial brownstone, with its attractive address near Central Park and Madison Garden, was a New York City landmark and valued at almost $10 million. For years, things had been going well until a mysterious, yet charming businessman showed up one day offering cash for a short-term lease. Three weeks later, New York City police would launch one of the...
Published 12/09/19
It's all fun and games until someone unwittingly assassinates a world figure. That's exactly what happened in 2017 to a couple of people who thought they were on a reality television show. Turns out they had unknowingly been recruited by a foreign government to carry out a deadly mission.Find more information about this episode please visit: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram: @beyondbizarretc ...
Published 10/01/19
Hey Beyond Bizarre True Crime fans, check out the Killer Instinct podcast. In this bonus episode, you’re going to hear a clip from Killer Instinct about The Richardson family murders, committed by 12-year-old Jasmine Richardson and her 23-(yes, 23)-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke, in the last place you’d think for a true crime episode to take place Alberta, Canada. Subscribe to Killer Instinct at: http://bit.ly/KillerInstinctBBLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/29/19
When Dr. Michael Mastromarino lost his license to practice dentistry, he found a new calling in a dark corner of the medical world, modern-day grave robbing. He and his crew of organ and tissue harvesters set up a vast network to collect and sell as much bio material as they could find. Too bad none of the families of the deceased knew about it.Find more information about this episode please visit: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/...
Published 07/07/19
Before Jack Idema became a tour boat captain in Mexico, the self-described super soldier moved to Afghanistan where he started a private prison. He ran it out of his rented townhouse and his team, Task Force Saber 7, used it to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists. Idema told everyone who asked that he worked for the US government. Problem was.......he didn't.    Find more information about this episode please visit: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the...
Published 03/12/19
When Swedish journalist Kim Wall began writing a story on amateur rocket building in Denmark, there was no way for her to know that it would lead to her death....inside a submarine. The bizarre circumstances and surreal conclusion captured headlines around the world.  Find more information about this episode please visit www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   To follow the show: www.facebook.com/beyondbizarretruecrime/  twitter.com/BeyondBizarreTC Instagram: @beyondbizarretc   Contact us:...
Published 02/23/19
Using military-grade weapons and gear, two bank robbers turned the streets of North Hollywood, California into a war zone. For nearly 45 minutes, Los Angeles police faced one of the most violent and prolonged gun battles they had ever experienced. The police may have had them greatly outnumbered, but the gunmen had the police completely outmatched. As if taken right from a Hollywood movie, the drama was captured live on camera and quickly had a nation glued to the TV. This was reality...
Published 01/22/19
This episode is a little different. It's a collection of bizarre stories not quite long enough for their own episodes, but are so strange that they deserve a place in the podcast. Most importantly, these stories were submitted by listeners like you! From a cross-dressing voodoo priest with major relationship issues to a Vatican cocaine-fueled orgy, these true crimes are truly bizarre. Enjoy! Find more information about this episode: www.beyondbizarretruecrime.com   Follow...
Published 12/21/18
The situation would have seemed absolutely normal had it not been for the location. Two women, casually walking together, both carrying bags. CCTV cameras followed the women on their precarious journey, six lanes of speeding cars and trucks just a few feet on either side. Without warning, the women jumped over the guard rail and ran straight in to the fast lane. One of them was immediately hit by a red sedan, and in the seconds of chaos that followed it’s amazing that the other was untouched....
Published 11/26/18
In the early morning hours of August 14, 2011, police were called to an apartment complex to investigate a reported assault. They arrived to find a man in the parking lot growling and hissing and wearing nothing but boxer shorts. When police attempted to restrain him the man took off running. As he tried to escape, he scaled two tall fences which, according to officers, he did with minimal effort. The man was cornered shortly after and taken into custody. Minutes before police arrived on...
Published 10/29/18
  As people in Chicago gathered around their TVs for the nightly news, sportscaster Dan Roan was reporting the day’s highlights when the screen suddenly went black. Seconds later, a new image appeared on the screen. There was no sound and viewers were no longer looking at Dan Roan. They were now looking at a strange figure in a rubber mask, sunglasses, a brown jacket, tie, and white shirt. Behind the figure was a corrugated metal sheet moving up and down giving the amateur effect of a 3D...
Published 10/09/18