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Alternative Interests

Join Elle and Crystal as they take turns each week diving into all things weird, dark, and spooky. From True Crime to Cults and Conspiracies and all things Supernatural, this show is sure to capture all of your alternative interests.
Join Elle and Crystal as they take turns each week diving into all things weird, dark, and spooky. From True Crime to Cults and Conspiracies and all things Supernatural, this show is sure to capture all of your alternative interests. << Show Less
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Episode 102: Steven Pladl Part 2 Some people just aren't built for having families, and we believe Steven is one of those people. This story is fraught with abuse in all forms, perpetuated by one of the worst human meat bags we have covered so far. In Part 2, we bring you the conclusion of the Pladl story as well as discuss the phenomenon of Genetic Sexual Attraction to add some context to the situation with Steven and Katie. In this story there is no closure, no reform, and there is most certainly no justice. 
Please be advised, this episode includes discussion of the murder of an infant that may be difficult to listen to.
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Episode 102: Steven Pladl Part 2 Some people just aren't built for having families, and we believe Steven is one of those people. This story is fraught with abuse in all forms, perpetuated by one of the worst human meat bags we have covered so far. In Part 2, we bring you the conclusion of the Pladl story as well as discuss the phenomenon of Genetic Sexual Attraction to add some context to the situation with Steven and Katie. In this story there is no closure, no reform, and there is most certainly no justice. 
Please be advised, this episode includes discussion of the murder of an infant that may be difficult to listen to.
Episode 100: Steven Pladl Part 1 Some people just aren't built for having families, and we believe Steven is one of those people. This story is fraught with abuse in all forms, perpetuated by one of the worst human meat bags we have covered so far. In Part 1, we discuss what little we know about Steven's early years and the first victim of his sick grooming. Please be advised, this episode includes a significant amount of discussion of child abuse that may be difficult to listen to.
Episode 99: Denise Amber Lee Most of us have been taught from a young age that if we are in trouble and there is an emergency, we should call 911 for help. But what happens when we do everything right: we call the number, we give the information, and it still isn't enough? Denise's story is a tragic example of everyone doing exactly what we have been taught, and somehow still failing the person who needed help most.
Episode 98: Anatoly Moskvin Historian, professor, genius... just a few of the words used to describe Anatoly before he went mad.
Episode 97: Lynn Turner Often when we hear about Black Widows, we see the pattern of a cunning woman who plays the part of the grieving widow in order to maintain her cover. Lynn Turner did no such thing. Lynn lacked any kind of discretion when it came to getting exactly what she wanted, and she didn't try to make anyone like her except for the men she went after. Lynn's actions would go on to be documented in several true crime television shows, and actually became the inspiration for another case we covered in a previous episode.
Episode 96: Alyssa Bustamante This story features the harrowing details of a severely troubled young woman who horrifically murdered a 9 year old girl. Alyssa's childhood began rough, but her grandmother sought to give her the loving a stable home that her parents could not provide. Despite a plethora of red flags, a disturbing obsession and curiosity grew within her until she took the life of a sweet young girl who did nothing more than trust her neighbor.
Episode 95: Jaryd Atadero On October 2, 1999, Allyn Atadero allowed his children to go on a short hike with a group of adults that were volunteering at a cabin resort he owned and managed. Josallyn (6) and Jaryd (3) were excited to enjoy the beautiful day in the forest while Allyn performed his routine chores around the resort. By that afternoon, however, their lives would change forever when Jaryd went missing. The resulting search and rescue mission became one of the largest in Larimer County, Colorado history, and the mystery of what happened to Jaryd remains unsolved to this day.
Episode 94: Odessa Carey Mental health is a common theme among many true crime cases, and this week's case is no different. The particularly gruesome nature of the crime and the behavior after the murder make this story more disturbing. However, due to the severity of her mental illness, it is hard not to feel some level of empathy for the woman locked inside the prison of her distorted reality.

Please take note, this week's episode includes mention of animal abuse and graphic mutilation of a body.
Episode 93: Brian Deneke In Amarillo, TX during the 1990's there was a building tension between two very distinct subcultures in the town's youth which erupted in a scene of absolute chaos one fateful December night. This murder tore the community of Amarillo apart and the effects still ripple through punk culture today. Brian Deneke's life was stolen. The justice system served a slap in the face to Brian, his memory, and his family, so we must remember him and the message his life can teach us. 

Marilyn Manson's speech - he begins speaking about Brian at 6:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RRC0Cvkr4M
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