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There's more mischief, mayhem and nefarious goings on in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. TwistedPhilly features stories from Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania at large, including true crime, h...Show More

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Episode 2: Mutter Butter

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2016

There’s so much that I love about the twisted city of Philadelphia, especially our museums. If I had to pick...

Christmas Bonus: Holiday Horror

27:40 | Dec 14th, 2018

I am a Christmas movie junkie! We watch holiday movies all year long, and then double down in December.  I love the classics, the comedies, even a few holiday romance films, but more than anything I love Christmas horror movies.  No,Christmas horror ...Show More

Episode 92: Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia with Irene Levy Baker

41:44 | Dec 6th, 2018

It’s hard to believe the last time Irene Levy Baker was a guest on TwistedPhilly was almost two years ago!  When we first sat down, Irene  just released her book 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die.  Since then Irene has been hard at work...Show More

Episode 91: Holiday Happenings 2018

44:01 | Nov 27th, 2018

I love this time of year because it means I get to share an episode favorite with all of you; Holiday Happenings. We’ve got a super sized episode this year, filled with old favorites, events and attractions I haven’t shared before and we go a little ...Show More

Episode 90: “Walk of Death” – America’s First Mass Shooter

50:10 | Nov 20th, 2018

WARNING: This episode discusses a mass shooting from 1949.  If that subject matter is a trigger, or something that may make you uncomfortable, please consider skipping this episode.  Additional warnings are contained within the episode. According to ...Show More

BONUS Episode: Nosteratu at Laurel Hill Cemetery from Educating Jeremy

29:41 | Nov 6th, 2018

Hey Twisters!  This week I’m on the road so while I’m traveling I wanted to share a special bonus episode with you from my other show, Educating Jeremy. Recently my fiance Jeremy and I watched the classic silent film Nosferatu outside on a big screen...Show More

Episode 89: The Town that Cancelled Halloween

44:11 | Oct 24th, 2018

On Friday morning, October 30, 1992, the battered body of eleven year old Shauna Howe was found in a shallow creek bed a few miles outside the town of Oil City, Pennsylvania.   Shauna was abducted Tuesday night, October 27, a few minutes after leavin...Show More

Episode 88: I Put a Spell on You – the Story of Hex Hollow and Other Tales

32:06 | Oct 18th, 2018

October is the season of the witch.  Maybe that’s why so many of you have asked for episodes about witches and witchcraft.  In March, 2017, I released an episode about a man named Nelson Rehmeyer, a pow-wow doctor who lived in York County, PA. While ...Show More

Episode 87: Seance It Isn’t So – Spiritualism in Victorian Philadelphia

51:56 | Oct 11th, 2018

In the late 1840s, two young women in a small town outside of Rochester, NY, caused quite a stir when it was discovered they could communicate with the spirit world.  Although some people associate the concept of spiritualism with the Fox sisters, th...Show More

Episode 86: Halloween Happenings 2018

32:53 | Oct 5th, 2018

This is my favorite time of  year, and Philly is a terrific place to get your spooky on!  As in previous years, in this episode I share my best recommendations to get you in the spirit of the season and celebrate Halloween.  Unlike previous years, my...Show More

Episode 85: The Making of a Horror Movie – the Murder of Randi Trimble

46:48 | Sep 26th, 2018

When the Blair Witch Project hit the big screens, many independent filmmaker had aspirations of creating the next big found footage horror movie.  That was especially true for 25 year old Blaine Norris from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Blaine de...Show More

Episode 84: Exit Zero – The Physick Estate

20:18 | Sep 18th, 2018

At the very bottom of New Jersey is a tiny Victorian town called Cape May.  This is my home away from home.  Filled with historic charm, and “painted ladies” – what we affectionately call the vibrant Victorian homes – you feel as if you’re transporte...Show More

Episode 83: The “Mainline Murders”

1:02:59 | Sep 11th, 2018

Susan Reinert was an English teacher at Upper Merion High School, a district in suburban Philadelphia about 20 miles outside the city.  When she wasn’t teaching classrooms filled with students who adored her, she was with her two adoring children, Ka...Show More

PSA: Help Save the Philly Insectarium & Butterfly Pavillion

05:30 | Sep 5th, 2018

The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is a science museum providing educational programming about insects.  Recently the museum was robbed.  Over 7,000 insects, bugs, spiders and other critters were stolen from the museum.  As a result ...Show More

Episode 82: Ghosts of Kutztown – Old Main and Crystal Cave

36:10 | Sep 3rd, 2018

It’s back to school for many students across the country and in this episode we’re going to Kutztown, PA, where we’ll visit Old Main,  one of the oldest and most recognizable buildings on Kutztown University campus.  We’ll talk about the history of t...Show More

Episode 81: Celebrate Labor Day in this Jawn

19:31 | Aug 26th, 2018

The summer is winding down, although the 90+ degree temperatures we are expected to hit during the last week of August would have you believe otherwise. For those of us not heading down the shore, there are some terrific events in Philadelphia to cel...Show More

Episode 80: Faking It

50:51 | Aug 19th, 2018

I love the idea of sneaking away unexpectedly for a few days, dropping off the grid, turning off the phone, and shutting out the world. Provided you don’t fake your own kidnapping to do it. That’s what happened on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, when Bucks Co...Show More

Episode 79: Beyond the Bell

29:38 | Aug 7th, 2018

There is nothing I love more than being a tourist in my own city.  You hear me talk about that in so many episodes.  I wander City Hall every chance I get.  I stop at every blue and yellow historical marker, I know the obvious history and tourist att...Show More

Bonus Episode: Case Update – Jordan Anthony Brown

16:09 | Jul 29th, 2018

In almost two years I haven’t had much of an opportunity to provide episode updates.    That changed last week when news broke about Jordan Anthony Brown. In 2009 Jordan Anthony Brown was arrested for the murder of Kenzie Houk, his father’s fiancee w...Show More

Episode 78: Pennsylvania’s Amityville

32:29 | Jul 17th, 2018

There is a house in Northeast Pennsylvania, on a quiet residential street, with one of the worst haunted histories in our country.  It’s been compared to the Amityville Horror House.  This two story brick home with  three small windows on the second ...Show More

Episode 77: TwistedPhilly Live Show – the South Philly Robinhood

55:12 | Jul 8th, 2018

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, I had the pleasure of participating in the 6th Annual Philly Podcast Festival.  This was my second year in the festival and my second time back at the best bar in Philly, Tattooed Moms on South Street.  Since I was in South P...Show More

Episode 76: The Husband Didn’t Do It

48:39 | Jun 12th, 2018

On November 21, 2014, 33 year old Jessica Padgett from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, ran an errand on her lunch break.  Her coworkers at Duck Duck Goose Child Care expected her back within about 30 minutes.  Jessica left work that day a little be...Show More

Episode 75: Collision on the Delaware

53:14 | May 29th, 2018

Ride the Ducks landed in Philly in 2003.  The company had been around for over 30 years, primarily operating on land and water in more rural areas, but after the launch of Boston Duck Tours in 1994, more an more touring duck companies ventured into m...Show More

Episode 74: TwistedLegends – The Green Man and the Bus to Nowhere

38:07 | May 22nd, 2018

In this episode we get a little spooky, scary and certainly twisted.  TwistedLegends features two Pennsylvania legends: The Green Man from our “west coast” outside of Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia’s Bus to Nowhere, a Philly legend that scares me to my...Show More

Episode 73: The Dancer, the Cheater, his Wife and her Murder (Stefanie Rabinowitz)

44:32 | May 15th, 2018

WARNING: This episode contains adult subject matter, including the death of a young mother, which may be upsetting to some listeners.  Listener discretion is advised. On Tuesday, April 29, 1997, 29 year old Stefanie Rabinowitz and her husband Craig w...Show More

Episode 72: Elfreth’s Alley

25:15 | May 9th, 2018

In Old City, Philadelphia, there’s a tiny little street that can’t even be called a street.  It’s an alley, barely...

Episode 71: TwistedBump – The Seelbach Hotel

43:16 | May 3rd, 2018

This week is a special a very special episode of TwistedPhilly.  It’s a twisted road trip as I recorded from...

Episode 70: Spring has Sprung

33:58 | Apr 23rd, 2018

It’s the time of year when the days get longer, the temperatures get warmer and everyone wants to spend a...

Episode 69: Eclipsed by the Strangler

23:10 | Apr 17th, 2018

WARNING: This episode contains content about drug addiction, relapse and overdose.  If these subject matters are difficult, or a possible...

Episode 68: The Kensington Strangler

52:58 | Apr 12th, 2018

On December 9, 2010, a headline in the Philadelphia daily news read “For Hookers, fear of attack is a constant...

Surprise Bonus Episode: The Philadelphia Experiment

22:19 | Mar 31st, 2018

SURPRISE! After releasing the episode about the Kecksburg incident I had so many listeners reach out over email or social...

Episode 67: East Coast Roswell – The Kecksburg Incident

58:28 | Mar 26th, 2018

On Thursday, December 9, 1965, a strange object was sighted over Canada.  This object passed into the United States, creating...

Episode 66: Homicide City Party 2 – A Manager’s Murder

31:30 | Mar 17th, 2018

While the suburbs of Philadelphia never experienced the homicide rates we had in the city, there are murders from just...

Episode 65: Homicide City Part 1 – South Street Mystery

28:05 | Mar 13th, 2018

In 2017, the city of Philadelphia saw a 20% increase in homicide rates on top of a steady up tick...

Episode 64: Punxsutawney Phil

23:42 | Jan 24th, 2018

There are so many elements that contribute to the legend of Groundhog Day and n this episode we’ll travel a...

Episode 64: Punxsutawney Phil

23:42 | Jan 24th, 2018

There are so many elements that contribute to the legend of Groundhog Day and n this episode we’ll travel a...

Episode 63: The Lone Survivor – Part 2

45:38 | Jan 17th, 2018

In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across...

Episode 63: The Lone Survivor – Part 2

45:38 | Jan 17th, 2018

In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across...

Episode 62: The Lone Survivor – Part 1

46:22 | Jan 13th, 2018

In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across...

Episode 62: The Lone Survivor – Part 1

46:22 | Jan 13th, 2018

In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across...

Episode 61: The Mummers Parade

46:24 | Jan 2nd, 2018

If you’re not from Philadelphia, or the tri-state area, the word mummer may hold little connection for you.  But here...

Episode 61: The Mummers Parade

46:24 | Jan 2nd, 2018

If you’re not from Philadelphia, or the tri-state area, the word mummer may hold little connection for you.  But here...

Episode 60: ‘Twas the Murder Before Christmas – The Murder of Stephanie Kilhefner

29:49 | Dec 23rd, 2017

‘Twas the murder before Christmas in Paradise, PA.  The residents of Georgetown St. prepared for Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve...

Episode 60: ‘Twas the Murder Before Christmas – The Murder of Stephanie Kilhefner

29:49 | Dec 23rd, 2017

‘Twas the murder before Christmas in Paradise, PA.  The residents of Georgetown St. prepared for Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve...

Episode 59: Holiday Happenings Round 2

39:10 | Dec 9th, 2017

Christmas in Philadelphia is my absolute most favorite time of  year to be in the city.  There are so many...

Episode 59: Holiday Happenings Round 2

39:10 | Dec 9th, 2017

Christmas in Philadelphia is my absolute most favorite time of  year to be in the city.  There are so many...

BONUS Episode: John David Booter from Done Disappeared

20:26 | Dec 9th, 2017

Recently I discovered a new podcast by a fellow Pennsylvania podcaster.  It’s a long form true crime podcast focused on...

BONUS Episode: John David Booter from Done Disappeared

20:26 | Dec 9th, 2017

Recently I discovered a new podcast by a fellow Pennsylvania podcaster.  It’s a long form true crime podcast focused on...

Episode 58: Krampus – Philly Style!

28:04 | Dec 5th, 2017

I am one of those annoying people who really get into Christmas.  I know the holidays are not a festive...

Episode 58: Krampus – Philly Style!

28:04 | Dec 5th, 2017

I am one of those annoying people who really get into Christmas.  I know the holidays are not a festive...

Episode 57: Twisted Trip LIVE Show

1:10:50 | Nov 26th, 2017

About a month ago, Haley Gray, host of the Murder Road Trip podcast, and Jeremy Collins, hot of the Podcasts...

Episode 57: Twisted Trip LIVE Show

1:10:50 | Nov 26th, 2017

About a month ago, Haley Gray, host of the Murder Road Trip podcast, and Jeremy Collins, hot of the Podcasts...

Episode 56: A Tale of Two Terrors Thanksgiving Special

43:32 | Nov 23rd, 2017

While most people who celebrate thanksgiving are up early brining their turkey, starting their meas en plasse for stuffing –...

Episode 56: A Tale of Two Terrors Thanksgiving Special

43:32 | Nov 23rd, 2017

While most people who celebrate thanksgiving are up early brining their turkey, starting their meas en plasse for stuffing –...

Episode 55: Oh, Those Wildwood Days – the Story of Dolores DellaPenna

48:53 | Nov 14th, 2017

NOTE: This episode contains mature subject matter including descriptions of murder that may be difficult for some listeners.  Listener discretion...

Episode 55: Oh, Those Wildwood Days – the Story of Dolores DellaPenna

48:53 | Nov 14th, 2017

NOTE: This episode contains mature subject matter including descriptions of murder that may be difficult for some listeners.  Listener discretion...

Episode 54: Holmesburg Prison Part 2 – Twisted Prisons

30:04 | Oct 30th, 2017

Continuing our series of TwistedPrisons, our next tale takes us to Northeast Philadelphia to the site of Holmesburg Prison. Holmesburg...

Episode 54: Holmesburg Prison Part 2 – Twisted Prisons

30:04 | Oct 30th, 2017

Continuing our series of TwistedPrisons, our next tale takes us to Northeast Philadelphia to the site of Holmesburg Prison. Holmesburg...

Episode 53: Holmesburg Prison Part 1 – TwistedPrisons

31:31 | Oct 30th, 2017

Continuing our series of TwistedPrisons, our next tale takes us to Northeast Philadelphia to the site of Holmesburg Prison. Holmesburg...

Episode 53: Holmesburg Prison Part 1 – TwistedPrisons

31:31 | Oct 30th, 2017

Continuing our series of TwistedPrisons, our next tale takes us to Northeast Philadelphia to the site of Holmesburg Prison. Holmesburg...

Episode 52: Horror in TwistedPhilly

37:04 | Oct 20th, 2017

It’s October.  It’s almost Halloween and I love horror movies. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to record with my...

Episode 52: Horror in TwistedPhilly

37:04 | Oct 20th, 2017

It’s October.  It’s almost Halloween and I love horror movies. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to record with my...

Episode 51: TwistedPrisons – Eastern State Penitentiary

39:54 | Oct 12th, 2017

In last year’s Halloween episode, Haunted Happenings, listeners were given just a tease about Eastern State Penitentiary.  I waited almost...

Episode 51: TwistedPrisons – Eastern State Penitentiary

39:54 | Oct 12th, 2017

In last year’s Halloween episode, Haunted Happenings, listeners were given just a tease about Eastern State Penitentiary.  I waited almost...

Episode 50: Fast Eddie

41:36 | Oct 2nd, 2017

This episode about one of the biggest scandals in the city of Philadelphia in the last 50 years.  It’s the...

Episode 50: Fast Eddie

41:36 | Oct 2nd, 2017

This episode about one of the biggest scandals in the city of Philadelphia in the last 50 years.  It’s the...

Episode 49: We Shall Not Be Moved

58:25 | Sep 24th, 2017

Over the summer I had the opportunity to attend an opera preview of We Shall Not Be Moved, an Opera...

Episode 49: We Shall Not Be Moved

58:25 | Sep 24th, 2017

Over the summer I had the opportunity to attend an opera preview of We Shall Not Be Moved, an Opera...

Episode 48: The Disappearance of Barbara Miller

31:51 | Sep 5th, 2017

This episode isn’t the story I  planned to release this week.  However there’s a case from Pennsylvania we’ve been discussing...

Episode 48: The Disappearance of Barbara Miller

31:51 | Sep 5th, 2017

This episode isn’t the story I  planned to release this week.  However there’s a case from Pennsylvania we’ve been discussing...

Episode 47: An 11 Year Old Adult

48:59 | Aug 30th, 2017

The story I want to tell today is one I haven’t thought about for a few years, and to tell...

Episode 47: An 11 Year Old Adult

48:59 | Aug 30th, 2017

The story I want to tell today is one I haven’t thought about for a few years, and to tell...

Episode 46: The Ghost In You – TwistedNola + TwistedPhilly

1:08:25 | Aug 25th, 2017

Recently I’ve been lucky enough to record with some of my favorite podcasts.  A few weeks ago I joined Wayne...

Episode 46: The Ghost In You – TwistedNola + TwistedPhilly

1:08:25 | Aug 25th, 2017

Recently I’ve been lucky enough to record with some of my favorite podcasts.  A few weeks ago I joined Wayne...

Episode 45: As You Wish – Listener Choice Laurel Hill Cemetery

26:52 | Aug 13th, 2017

This episode is called As you wish because it was listener requested.  I had this idea last week for speed...

Episode 45: As You Wish – Listener Choice Laurel Hill Cemetery

26:52 | Aug 13th, 2017

This episode is called As you wish because it was listener requested.  I had this idea last week for speed...

Episode 44: And We’re LIVE! TwistedPhilly Live from Philly PodFest

47:43 | Aug 1st, 2017

Thanks to Philly PodFest, TwistedPhilly is brining you my first ever live show! Recorded live at Tattooed Moms on South...

Episode 44: And We’re LIVE! TwistedPhilly Live from Philly PodFest

47:43 | Aug 1st, 2017

Thanks to Philly PodFest, TwistedPhilly is brining you my first ever live show! Recorded live at Tattooed Moms on South...

Episode 44: And We’re LIVE! TwistedPhilly Live from Philly PodFest

47:43 | Jul 30th, 2017

Thanks to Philly PodFest, TwistedPhilly is brining you my first ever live show! Recorded live at Tattooed Moms on South...

Episode 43: Manhunt: Unabomber with James Fitzgerald

42:03 | Jul 24th, 2017

If you listened to my Crime Con Top 10 Countdown episode a few weeks ago, you know one of my...

Episode 43: Manhunt: Unabomber with James Fitzgerald

42:03 | Jul 24th, 2017

If you listened to my Crime Con Top 10 Countdown episode a few weeks ago, you know one of my...

TwistedPhilly LIVE Show! July 22, 2017

02:26 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Saturday night, July 22, TwistedPhilly will be LIVE as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival (@phillypodfest.)  This is an amazing...

TwistedPhilly LIVE Show! July 22, 2017

02:26 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Saturday night, July 22, TwistedPhilly will be LIVE as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival (@phillypodfest.)  This is an amazing...

Episode 42: The Disappearance of Ashley Morris Mullis

27:57 | Jul 10th, 2017

This episode is a real departure for me, and for the show.  It’s something I’ve never done before.  It’s not...

Episode 42: The Disappearance of Ashley Morris Mullis

27:57 | Jul 10th, 2017

This episode is a real departure for me, and for the show.  It’s something I’ve never done before.  It’s not...

Episode 41: Part 2 – They Let it Burn

50:29 | Jul 5th, 2017

This episode is part two of They Let it Burn, the story of an activist organization called  MOVE, lead by...

Episode 41: Part 2 – They Let it Burn

50:29 | Jul 5th, 2017

This episode is part two of They Let it Burn, the story of an activist organization called  MOVE, lead by...

Episode 40: Part 1 – They Let it Burn

0:00 | Jul 4th, 2017

Philadelphia has  a moment that defined us. It was a window of opportunity where the city made a choice and...

Episode 40: Part 1 – They Let it Burn

0:00 | Jul 4th, 2017

Philadelphia has  a moment that defined us. It was a window of opportunity where the city made a choice and...

Episode 39: Summer in the City

27:48 | Jun 25th, 2017

Philly in the summertime….. the streets smell like piss and garbage, although one friend of mine said she was on...

Episode 39: Summer in the City

27:48 | Jun 25th, 2017

Philly in the summertime….. the streets smell like piss and garbage, although one friend of mine said she was on...

Episode 38: CrimeCon Top 10 Countdown

44:09 | Jun 18th, 2017

Hey Twisters, what up?  I’m finally back from Indy, finally on the mic and so excited to share with you...

Episode 38: CrimeCon Top 10 Countdown

44:09 | Jun 18th, 2017

Hey Twisters, what up?  I’m finally back from Indy, finally on the mic and so excited to share with you...

Episode 37: TwistedRoots

40:40 | Jun 5th, 2017

Hey twisters!  This episode marks the final guest host trifecta.  Tonight I’m joined by Margo D of the Book vs....

Episode 37: TwistedRoots

40:40 | Jun 5th, 2017

Hey twisters!  This episode marks the final guest host trifecta.  Tonight I’m joined by Margo D of the Book vs....

Episode 36: TwistedRant

22:14 | May 28th, 2017

I feel like the luckiest host in the world.  In 72 hours I recorded with three of my favorite female...

Episode 36: TwistedRant

22:14 | May 28th, 2017

I feel like the luckiest host in the world.  In 72 hours I recorded with three of my favorite female...

Episode 35: TwistedSight

51:49 | May 23rd, 2017

This week we’re doing thinks a little differently.  In this episode I have a very special co-host, which is something...

Episode 35: TwistedSight

51:49 | May 23rd, 2017

This week we’re doing thinks a little differently.  In this episode I have a very special co-host, which is something...

Episode 34: Live to Tell

36:42 | May 9th, 2017

The story I want to share with you today is one that many would never believe could happen where it...

Episode 34: Live to Tell

36:42 | May 9th, 2017

The story I want to share with you today is one that many would never believe could happen where it...

Episode 33: Anarchy in the P.A. – Part 2

33:02 | May 1st, 2017

This is a story of anarchy – but not in the UK.  Anarchy in P-A. And in  New York, and...

Episode 33: Anarchy in the P.A. – Part 2

33:02 | May 1st, 2017

This is a story of anarchy – but not in the UK.  Anarchy in P-A. And in  New York, and...

Episode 32: Anarchy in the P.A. – Part 1

37:51 | May 1st, 2017

This is a story of anarchy – but not in the UK.  Anarchy in P-A. And in  New York, and...

Episode 32: Anarchy in the P.A. – Part 1

37:51 | May 1st, 2017

This is a story of anarchy – but not in the UK.  Anarchy in P-A. And in  New York, and...

Episode 31: Ma and Pa McGillin

30:58 | Apr 23rd, 2017

This week I had the opportunity to meet a delightful man who owns Philadelphia’s oldest continuous operating ale house in...

Episode 31: Ma and Pa McGillin

30:58 | Apr 23rd, 2017

This week I had the opportunity to meet a delightful man who owns Philadelphia’s oldest continuous operating ale house in...

Episode 30: Things that Make You Go Boo

30:39 | Apr 12th, 2017

This time of year gets so busy for me – and it’s really my own fault.  Because there’s so much...

Episode 30: Things that Make You Go Boo

30:39 | Apr 12th, 2017

This time of year gets so busy for me – and it’s really my own fault.  Because there’s so much...

Episode 29: The Last Unicorn

46:23 | Apr 4th, 2017

Did you know the very first earth day, well, really it was earth week, started right here in Philadelphia in...

Episode 29: The Last Unicorn

46:23 | Apr 4th, 2017

Did you know the very first earth day, well, really it was earth week, started right here in Philadelphia in...

Episode 28: I Put a Spell On You

32:06 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Recently I realized it’s been quite a while since I’ve told any Pennsylvania ghost stories – I think it’s been...

Episode 28: I Put a Spell On You

32:06 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Recently I realized it’s been quite a while since I’ve told any Pennsylvania ghost stories – I think it’s been...

For the Love of Gracie: Sadness and Hope

23:58 | Mar 13th, 2017

When the news broke about Grace Packer’s death it was worse than anything any of us could have imagined.  First,...

For the Love of Gracie: Sadness and Hope

23:58 | Mar 13th, 2017

When the news broke about Grace Packer’s death it was worse than anything any of us could have imagined.  First,...

For the Love of Gracie: What We Knew

34:13 | Mar 12th, 2017

For the Love of Gracie is a special presentation from the TwistedPhilly Podcast covering the life and tragic death of...

For the Love of Gracie: What We Knew

34:13 | Mar 12th, 2017

For the Love of Gracie is a special presentation from the TwistedPhilly Podcast covering the life and tragic death of...

Episode 27: These are a Few of My Favorite Things

29:16 | Mar 6th, 2017

Actually, it’s my most favorite thing, my most favorite building in Philadelphia: City Hall. This is my self-indulgent episode, the...

Episode 27: These are a Few of My Favorite Things

29:16 | Mar 6th, 2017

Actually, it’s my most favorite thing, my most favorite building in Philadelphia: City Hall. This is my self-indulgent episode, the...

Epsode 26: Heidnik’s House of Horrors

1:02:13 | Feb 27th, 2017

I cannot believe I’ve been doing this for 6 months already, and at the same time I cannot believe it’s...

Epsode 26: Heidnik’s House of Horrors

1:02:13 | Feb 27th, 2017

I cannot believe I’ve been doing this for 6 months already, and at the same time I cannot believe it’s...

Episode 25: The Good Doctor – Part 2

42:35 | Feb 20th, 2017

(If you haven’t listened to part one, go back and listen to that first.) The good doctor is the story...

Episode 25: The Good Doctor – Part 2

42:35 | Feb 20th, 2017

(If you haven’t listened to part one, go back and listen to that first.) The good doctor is the story...

Episode 24: The Good Doctor – Part 1

34:45 | Feb 13th, 2017

In some ways Philadelphia in 1971 wasn’t all that different from Philadelphia today. Well, the Flyers were totally different in...

Episode 24: The Good Doctor – Part 1

34:45 | Feb 13th, 2017

In some ways Philadelphia in 1971 wasn’t all that different from Philadelphia today. Well, the Flyers were totally different in...

Bonus Episode: Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in TwistedPhilly Anymore

40:35 | Feb 6th, 2017

As you may have guessed from the episode title, Toto I I have a feeling we’re not in TwistedPhilly anymore,...

Bonus Episode: Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in TwistedPhilly Anymore

40:35 | Feb 6th, 2017

As you may have guessed from the episode title, Toto I I have a feeling we’re not in TwistedPhilly anymore,...

Episode 23: Me, Myself and Irene

28:12 | Jan 28th, 2017

This week I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Philly author and public relations expert Irene Levy Baker,...

Episode 23: Me, Myself and Irene

28:12 | Jan 28th, 2017

This week I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Philly author and public relations expert Irene Levy Baker,...

Episode 22: Indigo Locks and the Three Heads

42:59 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Yeah, that’s a strange, convoluted episode title.  It went through two other iterations before landing on this one; Philly Gives...

Episode 22: Indigo Locks and the Three Heads

42:59 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Yeah, that’s a strange, convoluted episode title.  It went through two other iterations before landing on this one; Philly Gives...

Episode 21: Philly’s Unknown Children

28:22 | Jan 10th, 2017

Here’s the thing about Philly – it’s the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection – and sometimes we don’t...

Episode 21: Philly’s Unknown Children

28:22 | Jan 10th, 2017

Here’s the thing about Philly – it’s the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection – and sometimes we don’t...

Special Announcement: For the Love of Gracie

07:53 | Jan 9th, 2017

This is Deana Marie, the host of the TwistedPhilly Podcast. If you follow me on social media, you know I’ve...

Special Announcement: For the Love of Gracie

07:53 | Jan 9th, 2017

This is Deana Marie, the host of the TwistedPhilly Podcast. If you follow me on social media, you know I’ve...

Episode 20: H. H. Philly

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2017

Happy New Year, Twisters!  Yeah, about that break I was going to take this week…… I just couldn’t stay away! ...

Episode 20: H. H. Philly

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2017

Happy New Year, Twisters!  Yeah, about that break I was going to take this week…… I just couldn’t stay away! ...

Episode 19: Merry Chirstmas, Ya Filthy Animals

0:00 | Dec 26th, 2016

So….. what’s this episode about?  Is it true crime?  Is it some haunted history or a weird, twisted legend?  Is...

Episode 19: Merry Chirstmas, Ya Filthy Animals

0:00 | Dec 26th, 2016

So….. what’s this episode about?  Is it true crime?  Is it some haunted history or a weird, twisted legend?  Is...

Episode 18: ‘Twas the Murder Before Christmas

0:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

‘Twas the murder before Christmas and all through Middletown, in the Wholaver house no one made a sound. That morning mom...

Episode 18: ‘Twas the Murder Before Christmas

0:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

‘Twas the murder before Christmas and all through Middletown, in the Wholaver house no one made a sound. That morning mom...

Episode 17: Arsenic, Incorporated

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2016

Twisters I present to you – Arsenic Incorporated, the story of the South Philly Poison Ring.  We are going back...

Episode 17: Arsenic, Incorporated

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2016

Twisters I present to you – Arsenic Incorporated, the story of the South Philly Poison Ring.  We are going back...

Episode 16: TwistedPhilly Holiday Happenings

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

Pull yourselves out of your tryptophan coma and listen up, twisters!  Today, November 24, isn’t just Thanksgiving.  It’s the 3-month...

Episode 16: TwistedPhilly Holiday Happenings

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

Pull yourselves out of your tryptophan coma and listen up, twisters!  Today, November 24, isn’t just Thanksgiving.  It’s the 3-month...

Episode 15: PART 2 – Ms. Rambo

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2016

To recap part one, Sylvia Seegrist was a resident of Springfield, Pennsylvania, a suburb about 10 miles outside the city...

Episode 15: PART 2 – Ms. Rambo

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2016

To recap part one, Sylvia Seegrist was a resident of Springfield, Pennsylvania, a suburb about 10 miles outside the city...

Episode 14: PART 1 – Ms. Rambo

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

img_8223 Since starting the podcast I’ve been sucked into so many memories of childhood, and my teens and 20s.  As...

Episode 14: PART 1 – Ms. Rambo

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

img_8223 Since starting the podcast I’ve been sucked into so many memories of childhood, and my teens and 20s.  As...

Episode 13: Here Chickie, Chickie, Chickie

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2016

Many of the episodes I’ve told so far are big stories – big Philly locations, big Philly true crime stories,...

Episode 13: Here Chickie, Chickie, Chickie

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2016

Many of the episodes I’ve told so far are big stories – big Philly locations, big Philly true crime stories,...

Episode 12: Haunted Halloween Happenings

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2016

Helloooooo Twisters, and welcome to a special edition of Twisted Philly  – Haunted Halloween Happenings. Tonight, or today depending on...

Episode 12: Haunted Halloween Happenings

0:00 | Oct 20th, 2016

Helloooooo Twisters, and welcome to a special edition of Twisted Philly  – Haunted Halloween Happenings. Tonight, or today depending on...

Episode 11: PART 2 – It’s Just Not Fairley

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

In Part 2 we go deeper into the investigation of Lisa and Devon Manderach’s murders, and the investigation of Caleb...

Episode 11: PART 2 – It’s Just Not Fairley

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

In Part 2 we go deeper into the investigation of Lisa and Devon Manderach’s murders, and the investigation of Caleb...

Episode 10: PART 1 – It’s Just Not Fairley

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

On September 10, 1995, Lisa Manderach and her 19 month old daughter Devon, left their Limerick, PA, home around 3:30...

Episode 10: PART 1 – It’s Just Not Fairley

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

On September 10, 1995, Lisa Manderach and her 19 month old daughter Devon, left their Limerick, PA, home around 3:30...

Episode 9: Get a Grip

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2016

Subtitle:  The only reason that raven is standing there is because it’s been nailed there. It’s 1838.  A struggling writer...

Episode 9: Get a Grip

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2016

Subtitle:  The only reason that raven is standing there is because it’s been nailed there. It’s 1838.  A struggling writer...

Episode 8: There Goes the Neighborhood

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2016

Neighbors can be a terrific asset.  They can be sources of support and friendship.  Or they can be quiet and...

Episode 8: There Goes the Neighborhood

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2016

Neighbors can be a terrific asset.  They can be sources of support and friendship.  Or they can be quiet and...

Episode 7: Deliveries in Rear

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2016

This week we’re up to some old fashioned grave digging in Twisted Philly. Our city, and our country, has a...

Episode 7: Deliveries in Rear

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2016

This week we’re up to some old fashioned grave digging in Twisted Philly. Our city, and our country, has a...

Episode 6: The Day I Drove Past a Crime Scene

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2016

On June 20, 1996, I was heading south on Rte. 476, the “Blue Route,” stuck in traffic.  On the side...

Episode 6: The Day I Drove Past a Crime Scene

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2016

On June 20, 1996, I was heading south on Rte. 476, the “Blue Route,” stuck in traffic.  On the side...

Episode 5: Haunted Hill

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2016

In this episode we delve into the world of spirits.  This is the story of Haunted Hill.  Ok, it’s really...

Episode 5: Haunted Hill

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2016

In this episode we delve into the world of spirits.  This is the story of Haunted Hill.  Ok, it’s really...

Episode 4: The Twisted Old Man who Lived in the Shoe

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2016

A few weeks ago a Twitter follower, Maria, asked me about a seriously twisted Philly killer.  At the time I...

Episode 4: The Twisted Old Man who Lived in the Shoe

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2016

A few weeks ago a Twitter follower, Maria, asked me about a seriously twisted Philly killer.  At the time I...

Bonus Mini Ep: Best Little Whorehouse in TwistedPhilly

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2016

What happens when you’re up at 3AM, researching future podcast episodes and find the most twisted publication about the city...

Bonus Mini Ep: Best Little Whorehouse in TwistedPhilly

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2016

What happens when you’re up at 3AM, researching future podcast episodes and find the most twisted publication about the city...

Episode 3: General Wayne Trifecta

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2016

This episode has everything I like to share in the Twisted Philly Podcast: history, hauntings and murder.  Living in one...

Episode 3: General Wayne Trifecta

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2016

This episode has everything I like to share in the Twisted Philly Podcast: history, hauntings and murder.  Living in one...

Episode 2: Mutter Butter

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2016

There’s so much that I love about the twisted city of Philadelphia, especially our museums. If I had to pick...

Episode 1: The Corpse Collector

0:00 | Aug 19th, 2016

I’d like to tell you the story of a collector.  This isn’t your average collector.  Stamps, dolls, beer cans, none...

Episode 1: The Corpse Collector

0:00 | Aug 19th, 2016

I’d like to tell you the story of a collector.  This isn’t your average collector.  Stamps, dolls, beer cans, none...