Archive for the ' dead' Category

In this episode, I give you the condensed version of the life and crimes of David Berkowitz, aka The Son of Sam aka The .44 Caliber Killer, before reading my collection of letters from the man himself.

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In this mini we discuss the Ramree Island Massacre, where up to 500 Japanese soldiers tried to take a shortcut through the swamp and were slaughtered, not by allied forces, but by crocodiles.

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In this first No Better Death mini episode we take a look at serial killer Rodney Alcala, known as the Dating Game Killer for his appearance, and win, on The Dating Game back in the 70s. His true body count is unknown to this day.

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Over 250 people have died taking selfies since 2011. In this episode we attempt to breach the subject by looking at just a few of these unnecessary and perhaps idiotic deaths. Falls, gunshots, electrocution, trains, animal attacks, and more!

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This week we look at the life and suicide of Roger Allen Painter aka Rozz Williams, goth icon and frontman of Christian Death, Premature Ejaculation, Shadow Project, Heltir, and more.

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This week we take a look at the deaths of daredevils and stutmen rooftopper Yu Wongning, stuntman Jose Marco, tightrope walker Karl Wallenda, and human cannonball Matt Cranch.

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This week we take a look at deaths related to the US and Russian space programs, specifically Apollo 1, Challenger, Soyuz 11, and Columbia. With a word from Nature vs Narcissism.

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This week we take a look at the New England Vampire Panic and it's most famous postmortem victim, Mercy Brown. With music by oDDgOD and a word from Nature Vs Narcissism and Screen Of The Crime

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This week we take a look at the life, suicide, and legacy of Joy Division front-man Ian Curtis. With a word from 10ish and Keep It Weird.

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This week we take a look at the historical use of, and reasons behind, lethal dismemberment throughout the ages and across various cultures.

With a word from Keep It Weird, 10ish, Give Me Murder or Give Me Death, and That's Weird. Music by Cylence.

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On this episode we take a look at the deaths of blues musician Johnny Ace, Japanese serial killer Hiroaki Hadaka, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausecu, and civil rights leader Harry T. Moore, all of whom died in horrible ways on Christmas.

With a word from Give Me Murder or Give Me Death and That's Weird and music by Twisted Prophecy.

 

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This week we ditch the themes for a mix of random stories including an article about what mass shooters say may have stopped them, a serial killer's Amazon reviews, a free course on how to identify bodies, last words of famous people, and we close it out with a song from Revolution State-song title: The Departed, album: Viridian Resonance. Available on iTunes: Revolution State

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Episode 11: No Thanks Given

This week look at 4 murders that took place on Thanksgiving in the cases of Christopher Gattis, Paul Merhige, Joel Guy Jr, and Byron David Smith. This episode does include audio of 2 murders so if you don't want to hear that, make sure you skip ahead when I give you the heads up in the episode.

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Episode 10: Shop Til You Drop…Dead

This week we take a look at deaths that happened on, amid the chaos of, or were caused by, Black Friday. Shootings, tramplings, car wrecks, pepper spray and more!

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For this week's episode we take a look at non-celebrity deaths that occurred on Halloween, including the Trick-or-Treat murder of 1957, the murder of Katherine Lilian Armstrong, Taylor Van Diest, and more.

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Episode 8: Dead On Halloween Part 1

In this episode we take a look at the deaths of Ramon Novarro, Harry Houdini, and River Phoenix.

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Episode 7: Bad Medicine Part 2

We continue our look into bad medicine by exploring the 2012 New England Compound Center fungal meningitis outbreak, a batch of toxic cough syrup that hit Panama in 2007, HIV contaminated blood in 1985 Japan, and the thalidamide poisoning that swept across the world in the 50s and 60s.

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Episode 6: Bad Medicine Part 1

In this episode we take a look at when medicine goes wrong while discussing the Jim the Horse Tetanus Scandal of 1901, the 2008 Chinese Heparin Adulteration, and the Elixir Sulfanilamide Mass Poisoning of 1937.

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Episode 5. Isn’t it Ironic?

In this episode we take a look at the owner of the Segway company that died on a Segway, a man who fell out of a window trying to prove it wouldn't break, and more ironic deaths.

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Episode 4: Colorful Killarado

This week we show some love to the state of Colorado by taking a long look it's most prolific serial killer, Vincent Groves and the Colorado cannibal Alfred Packer.

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In this microsode, Sick reads his favorite poem, Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant. The word thanatopsis means a consideration or contemplation of death, and as such is a fitting poem for our show. It is written in a way that attempts to put the reader at ease with death and reassures us that we need not fear lonliness in death as everything that draws breath will surely die and end up in the same place.

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Episode 3. Down in the Park

This episode we look at the Six Flags New Jersey Haunted House Fire of 1984 and a few other amusement park disasters and Sick ruins a Gary Numan classic with his Yamaha.

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Episode 2. Catchin the Vapors

On this episode of No Better Death we take a look at the Bhopal India cyanate leak of 1984 and the Lake Nyos Cameroon CO2 disaster of 1986. Both involve gas clouds, both have death tolls in the thousands.

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Episode 1. F*cked Up Floods

In the premier episode of No Better Death we take a look at the London Beer Flood of 1814 and the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919. Both with multiple fatalities, both due to corporate negligence.

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