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Hard Times and True Crimes

Darlene Hildreth and Melody Gwyn

Listen to two Southern, Christian women tell each other historical true crime stories.

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Alma Kellner born in 1901, was the daughter of wealthy brewers in Louisville, Kentucky.On December 8, 1909, Alma disappeared on her way to attend mass at St. Johns Roman Catholic Church, not far from her home. At first it was believed she had been ki... more

6 days ago

Before there were restraining orders and womens shelters galore, domestic violence victims often suffered for years in silence. This is the story of one woman and her final desperate attempt to save herself when she realized there was nowhere else to... more

12 days ago

Todays episode is about the life and crimes of Father Hans Schmidt. He was executed in 1916 for murder. Schmidt is the only priest ever to be executed in the United States. more

20 days ago

On Mothers Day 1985, a young mother and her two little girls were found dead in their home near Ft. Bragg, NC. The youngest of her daughters was left alive, alone, crying, and dehydrated in her crib waiting for a rescue. The murders bore a striking r... more

a month ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 56 ratings
  • All around amazing podcast!

    The opener, the music, and the story’s telling is amazing!! This is hands down my favorite podcast!

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    Dalina D
    United States2 months ago
  • Love!!

    I have always been a huge true crime fan! I listened to Crime Junkies for a long long time but they became so overrun with ads, I just had to move on to something else. I heard about y’all from a guest that comes in where I work, I thought why not… I needed something new. I was born and raised in Asheboro NC!! You guys give me a Crime Junkie vibes in all the best ways! The chatting between two southern moms, the way y’all tell the stories. It’s awesome! I normally don’t leave reviews, I like tel... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • Hard Times and True Crimes

    You’re uncovering buried stories of hardships and crime reminding us how they often go together. If history is forgotten it will surely be repeated. Ambition and death are alike. Neither one is ever satisfied. Proverbs 27:20

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    United States9 months ago
  • Great true crime podcast

    I just found these two wonderful ladies a couple days ago and I am HOOKED!!! Keep doing a great job ladies!! I absolutely love you podcast

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    ellarias mama
    United States10 months ago
  • Great Podcast!

    Added to my list of favorite true crime podcasts. Y’all are doing a great job!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago

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