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Drewby and Yergy cover the recent death of Mary Kay Letourneau, who was an American school teacher (and tabloid fixture of the 1990's) who pleaded guilty in 1997 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child, Vili Fualaau, who was 12 or 13 at the time, had been her sixth-grade student, and had allegedly also taught him in second grade. While awaiting sentencing, she gave birth to Fualaau's child, a daughter named Audrey Lokelani. With the state seeking a six-and-a-half-year prison...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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It's our anniversary! Thank you so much to all of our listeners that have been with us on this crazy ride. We appreciate all that you do and cannot wait to see what this next year brings. To help celebrate, this week we are releasing the heavily anticipated \"Dahmer Episode\" guest starring the one and only Eddy!Jeffrey Dahmer and his crimes in the late 80's and early 90's shook the US. The murders of almost 2 dozen men and boys, many gay men of color, sent waves of fear through the...
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This week, Yergy and Drewby take a break from true crime to pay tribute to the legend known as Billy Herrington, highlighting his early work in male adult entertainment, and his unexpected rise to internet fame in Asia, and later the rest of the world, through the internet phenomena of Gachimuchi. Billy Herrington was born in North Babylon, New York, and grew up on Long Island learning karate from his father, who was a sensei. He had interests in boxing, wrestling and martial arts, but did not...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby report on Maine's first shark related death that took place on July 27th in the town of Harpswell, on the quaint Bailey Island - a place Yergy and Drewby both grew up visiting. 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach, a New York native who, while staying at her summer home in Harpswell, was tragically killed by a great white shark while she was swimming in the ocean. We cover the facts of the case as made public by the media, and give our own tips as locals on how to...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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As we've talked about in previous episodes, the treatment of Indigenous and First Nations people, specifically women, in Canada is unacceptable. Today we're sharing a case with you courtesy of our friends at Occultae Veritatis Podcast. If you have any information, please utilize the links below. Tipline Email: shorturl.at/pHKMXSaskatchewan Crime Stoppers:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic death of Kendrick Johnson, conspiracy theories related to his untimely death, the gross mishandling of his case at the hands of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and how the legal system has yet again failed a person of color.On January 11, 2013, the body of Kendrick Johnson was discovered inside a vertical, rolled-up mat in the gymnasium of Lowndes High School in Valdosta, GA where he was a student. KJ, as he was known by family and friends,...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Due popular demand by our viewers, we recount the tragic death of Kelly Anne Bates - an English teenager who was murdered in Manchester, England at the age of 17 by her abuser and live in partner, James Patterson Smith, who was roughly 30 years her senior. She was tortured by him over a period of four weeks, including having her eyes gouged from their sockets up to three weeks before her death, before being bludgeoned over the head and drowned in a bathtub.The murder inquiry was headed by...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy review the mysterious case of Gloria Ramirez, a cervical cancer victim, whose brief but dramatic emergency room stay in Riverside, California and untimely death baffled the medical community in the mid 90's due to medical workers falling very ill just by being in the presence of her and her body, prompting concern that her body had turned into a chemical weapon, and this was further highlighted as a possibility due to her alleged self-administration of Dimethyl...
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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In light of this very important month, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic death of Ronnie McNutt, and young veteran from Mississippi, who took his own life on August 31, 2020 while on a Facebook livestream that was not taken down for many hours, despite many reports from people watching. Unfortunately, the footage got into the hands of internet trolls who decided to splice the footage into innocent videos and post them to TikTok, with the intent...
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Happy Labor Day!This week, Drewby and Yergy take another trip across the pond and delve into the horrors of Dennis Nilsen, whose crimes bear striking similarities to that of our own Jeffrey Dahmer. We also discuss the upcoming 3 part miniseries \"Des,\" starring David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen - which we are very excited for.Dennis Andrew Nilsen was a Scottish serial killer and necrophile who murdered at least twelve young men and boys between 1978 and 1983 in London, England....
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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In keeping up with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Drewby and Yergy delve into the case of Robert Budd Dwyer, an American politician who served as the 30th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served from 1965 to 1971 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and from 1971 to 1981 as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district. Dwyer then served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981, to...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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As Suicide Prevention Month comes to a close, Yergy and Drewby discuss the life and death of Ian Curtis, who was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division and recorded two albums with the group: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980). Curtis was known for his bass-baritone voice, dance style, and songwriting typically filled with imagery of desolation, emptiness, and alienation.Curtis suffered from severe epilepsy and...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy shift gears to a local case that has haunted the community of Jay, Maine for 3 decades - one that we hope will soon be solved so that she can be laid to rest and her family can have some long deserved closure. This week we are discussing the disappearance of Kimberly Moreau.Kim Moreau was a beautiful 17 year old girl that went missing from the small mill town of Jay, ME after skipping her junior prom following a fight with her then boyfriend. It is alleged that she...
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This week, Drewby and Yergy revisit the tragic case of Ronnie McNutt with a very special guest, Josh Steen from JustUsGeeks.com. Josh was a personal friend of Ronnie's that worked with him over the years creating content for their podcast, and was one of the folks that unfortunately witnessed his final moments. We were privileged to have him sit down with us for an interview to set the record straight about who Ronnie was as a person and what went on that evening, and shed some light on his...
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A year later, Drewby and Yergy revisit the case of the Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs, who are Ukrainian serial killers responsible for a string of murders in Dnipropetrovsk (now known as Dnipro) in June and July of 2007. The case gained additional notoriety because the killers made video recordings of some of the murders, with one of the videos leaking to the Internet, subsequently going viral and leading to worldwide attention. Two 19‑year-old locals, Viktor Sayenko, and Igor Suprunyuk, were...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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***MISSING***Brittany Omstead 23 years oldFrom Butler, PALast seen Friday, 10/23/2020 at 10:30am5'4 and of average buildCurly blonde hair and blue eyes.Was thought to be last seen wearing a hoodie and sweatpants.Was supposed to be a bridesmaid in a wedding today, however her dress is still hanging up at her residence.Her vehicle and cell phone were also left at her residence.Investigating Agencies:Pennsylvania State PD (Butler County) - (724) 284-8100Butler County Sheriff - (724) 284-5245Butler...
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the life and death of Elliott Smith, who was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though he also played piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith was a drinker and drug user. He was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss another local case taking place in the early morning hours of Halloween 2016, in the small town of Winthrop, Maine. Andrea Balcer, a 17 year old student with a seemingly bright future ahead of her, snaps, leaving her mother Ali, father Tony, and their family dog dead in her wake. The only survivor of the horror was Christopher, Andrea's then 24 year old brother. We discuss the known theories as to why Andrea may have committed such heinous acts, and how her...
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss Paul Bernardo and his wife Karla Homolka, a seemingly unlikely pair of Canadian killers. Known as the \"Ken and Barbie Killers\" for their good looks, the young couple induced fear throughout southern Ontario in the 1990s with a string of sex attacks and killed at least three minors between 1990 and 1992 before they were arrested. Bernardo is known for initially committing a series of rapes in Scarborough, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, between 1987...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic life and death of Judith Eva Barsi, who was an American child actress of the 1980s. The child of Hungarian immigrants, Barsi was very small for her age, and often played much younger roles.She began her career in television, making appearances in commercials and television series such as Punky Brewster, as well as in the films Jaws: The Revenge, The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven, providing the voices for animated characters in the...
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This week, Drew and Yergy discuss the horrific torture and murder of Suzanne Capper, which was committed in Greater Manchester, England in December of 1992. Sixteen-year-old Suzanne Jane Capper died in Withington Hospital on December 18th 1992, from multiple organ failure while in a coma arising from 80% burns after she was deliberately set on fire days prior.Before her death, Capper related that she had previously been kidnapped and kept prisoner for seven days at a house in Moston,...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby delve deep into the mysterious disappearance of Ludger Belanger, which has gone unsolved for the last 45 years. Belanger lived in Washington, Maine with his wife Linda at the time of his disappearance. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Bridge Construction in Windsor, working on diesel engines, but at the time of his disappearance was between jobs, and Linda had a job as a waitress at Ho Ho Chinese Restaurant on Western Avenue in Augusta. They had three...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss The École Polytechnique Massacre, also known as the Montreal Massacre, which was a mass shooting in Montreal at an engineering school affiliated with the Universite de Montreal. Fourteen women were murdered and ten women and four men were injured.On December 6, 1989, Marc Lepine entered a mechanical engineering class at the École Polytechnique and ordered the women and men to opposite sides of the classroom. He separated nine women, instructing the men to...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Happy Holidays from The Misery Machine! We hope this holiday season find you safe and well. This week, Drewby and Yergy take a break from true crime to discuss some of the more unique holiday traditions from around the globe - some fun and quirky, others more macabre and spooky. Who's having KFC and strawberry shortcake on Christmas Eve? Listen and find out!
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Merry Christmas! 3000 Sub Celebration + Yergy's Birthday!A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Join Our Facebook Group to Request a Topic: https://t.co/DeSZIIMgXs?amp=1 Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachinePayPal: https://www.paypal.me/themiserymachineInstagram: miserymachinepodcast Twitter: misery_podcast Discord: https://discord.gg/kCCzjZM#themiserymachine #podcast #merrychristmas
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The Mad Gasser of Mattoon (also known as the \"Anesthetic Prowler,\" Friz, the \"Phantom Anesthetist,\" or simply the \"Mad Gasser\") was the name given to the person or persons believed to be responsible for a series of apparent gas attacks that occurred in Mattoon, Illinois, during the mid-1940s. More than two dozen separate cases of gassings were reported to police over the span of two weeks, in addition to many reported sightings of the suspected assailant. The...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Samuel Little, arguably the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, died at a Los Angeles County hospital on Wednesday. He was 80 years old, and had operated undetected for decades, primarily because he primarily targeted poor people of color and people who were estranged from their families.If you know anything about any of the cases listed on the FBI website, please contact them immediately: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/samuel-little-most-prolific-serial-killer-in-us-history-100619 A...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Lisa Montgomery took the life of Bobbie Jo Stinnett a 23-year-old mother in what seemed like an absolutely random and senseless act. She received the death penalty in October 26th, 2007, and a judge upheld the jury recommendation on April 4, 2008. She is set to be put to death on January 12th, 2021, making her the first woman to receive this on the federal level since 1953. So does Lisa Montgomery deserve the death penalty or should she be commuted to life without parole? Let us know what you...
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Michael Alig was an American club promoter and convicted felon. He was the self proclaimed \"King of the Club Kids,\" a group of young New York City clubgoers who became a cultural phenomenon in the late 1980s and early 1990s through their flamboyant costumes and their excessive use of party drugs. In March 1996, Alig and his roommate, Robert D. \"Freeze\" Riggs, killed fellow Club Kid Andre \"Angel\" Melendez in a confrontation over amongst other things, a...
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Lam Kor-wan, Hong Kong's first known serial killer, worked as a taxi driver, which conveniently allowed him to pick up female passengers, strangle them with electrical wire, take them to his family home, and dismember them. Lam's English moniker, \"The Jars Murderer\", was coined after the police revealed that he had kept sexual organs in Tupperware locked away in a metal ammunition container under his bed. A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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One of Hong Kong's very few murder cases that gained national attention took place between two American expatriates, one of those being a Merrill Lynch investment banker (Robert Peter Kissel), a bored housewife, and an uncommon instrument to commit the murder.A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Join Our Facebook Group to Request a Topic: https://t.co/DeSZIIMgXs?amp=1 Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy review the tragic death of an expectant young mother from Skidmore, Missouri, and the perpetrator, who on January 13th, 2021, became the first woman to have a death sentence carried out on a federal level in almost 70 years. Was justice served?A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Join Our Facebook Group to Request a Topic: https://t.co/DeSZIIMgXs?amp=1 Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Join Drewby and Yergy as we discuss the Capuchin Catacombs, a 16th century ossuary in southern Italy meant to house the remains of priests and friars, which has become something of a morbid tourist attraction, and the home to the world's most beautiful mummy, Rosalia Lombardo.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Join Drewby and Yergy as they discuss the case of Mary Catherine Olenchuk, who has unfortunate the distinction of being Maine's oldest cold case. Was it the work of eco-terrorists? A deranged local? Or a confessed child predator from Massachusetts. Let us know your thoughts!To this date, Mary's case is the oldest cold case in Maine history. If anyone has any information, please contact the Maine State Police at 1-(800)-228-0857.A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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By popular listener suggestion, this week, Drewby and Yergy revisit the tragic case of Junko Furuta. She would have turned 50 years old this year. If you see something, say something.Like the cases of Sylvia Likens, Shanda Sharer, Suzanne Capper, and Kitty Genovese, we need to end bystander apathy.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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In lieu of Black History Month, this week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic murder of James Byrd Jr. in the small Texas town of Jasper in the late 1990's, and the Anti-Hate Crime legislation that was passed as a result.
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This week, Drewby and Yergy travel to Macau for a chilling series of murders tied to mahjong, gambling, and of all things... delicious pork buns? Tune in as we uncover an urban legend that rocked the dazzling casino hub of Macau in the mid-1980's
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss black magic, cemeteries, and the chilling case of Anatoly Moskvin, a Russian scholar and linguist who rose to infamy due to a bizarre collection of life size dolls found within his home in 2011. What secrets do these dolls hold?
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Thank you all so much for your request - you asked, and we listened! This week, Yergy and Drewby take a trip south to Baltimore to review the case of Joe Metheny. Was Joe a brutal serial killer? Yes. Was he operating alone and being protected by people way more powerful than him? Find out. We also get to answer the question if he was actually serving up his victims in roast beef sandwiches to his coworkers.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy take a trip down to to Albuquerque, NM to discuss the case of Girly Chew Hossencofft and it's alleged ties to UFOs, lizard people, and other very bizarre conspiracy theories, centering around one Diazen Hossencofft, and his alleged \"accomplices\" Linda Henning and Bill Miller. Spiral with us down this rabbit hole to try to uncover what happened to Girl Chew Hossencofft.A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier...
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Newry is a small skiing village in Western Maine with a population of less than 500 people. What happened here at a local bed and breakfast in September of 2006 would have been heinous in any part of the world, but here nobody could have even imagined it to be possible.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Preeyanuch Nonwangchai, Apiwan Satayabundit, and Kawita Ratchada are not household names in the west, but they took Thailand's media by storm after what they did to 23-year-old Warissara Klinjui. In May 2017, the Thai public became enthralled with a grisly karaoke bar murder case. Police quickly apprehended the three women responsible for the crime - and the so-called Thai \"Murder Babes\" became media sensations - with merchandise being produce in their honor. Men wanted them - women...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy take a trip to the Kabukicho District of Tokyo, a bustling nightlife hub known for it's host and hostess clubs - a largely Japanese phenomena. We review the case of Yuka Takaoka, who became infamous on the internet and became known as as a \"real life yandere\" by her orbiters. Find out what this means and more!
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy take a trip down under and discuss Katherine Knight, whose crimes shook New South Wales to it's core, earning her the most severe sentence every handed down to a woman in Australia. We touch on our reoccurring theme of bystander apathy, and domestic violence against men and why we as a society need to do more for all people suffering abuse.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy cover another listener suggestion (thank you Bec!) and travel 17 miles east of Vancouver to the Canadian city of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia for the horrific case of Robert \"Willie\" Pickton, a Canadian pig farmer and serial killer that terrorized the homeless for years. With the police denying the crimes were even happening, how did Pickton's reign ever come to an end?
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy take a trip (quite literally) down to Boston's Chinatown and discuss the Boston Chinatown Massacre, by far one of the worst spree killings to take place in Massachusetts history - and how organized crime changed the landscape of the neighborhood in decades past.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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We're back in Boston, Massachusetts this week - discussing one of the cities most tragic unsolved cases - the murder of Swedish au pair, Karina Holmer, who's bisected body was found in a dumpster by a homeless man on Boylston Street, not far from Fenway Park and the Berklee College of Music. We go on location to the former Club Zanzibar, and discuss the numerous theories in the case.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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A year later, Drewby and Yergy revisit the killing of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi, Indiana - two young girls just out enjoying the Delphi Historic Trails. The case was made popular in part due to the fact that Libby German captured audio and video of her suspected murderer on her smartphone. This month, a new suspect has entered the case, 20 miles south in the town of Lafayette, Indiana. Will the victims soon have justice?Anyone with any information should please reach out to:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby take a trip up to Baraboo, Wisconsin, and cover a listener suggestion from none other than the amazing Eddy! Baraboo is a town that's all about the circus - but it's known for another darker scandal that rocked the community in the 90's when kids were going missing and turning up mangled in unimaginable ways.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy travel to Tracy, California to discuss the tragic case of Sandra Cantu, a spirited 8 year old girl that was taken from this world far too soon by an incredibly unlikely suspect, in the place where she felt the safest. A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Levi's Adoption Fundraising Page: https://gofund.me/d658a3a7Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachineJoin Our Street...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic story of Elisa Izquierdo, a 6 year old girl that was failed by New York State's Child Protective Services after the tragic death of her loving father. Elisa could have had a bright future after finding a royal benefactor - but sadly this Cinderella story wasn't meant to be.A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Levi's Adoption Fundraising Page: https://gofund.me/d658a3a7Support Our Patreon For More...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, we go back to our roots in Lewiston, Maine, to discuss an extremely tragic case that occurred in the fall 2007 at Affiliated Computer Service - where Yergy and Drewby first met and worked for years. When Donna Paradis, a pregnant mother of two was offered an affordable used car from her coworker Richard Dwyer, the gesture seemed like a godsend. But this seemingly kind gesture soon turned into a nightmare that rocked the city of Lewiston, and Affiliated Computer Services to it's core....
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy head back to Indiana and respond to some of your comments regarding James Brian Chadwell, the social media witch hunt regarding the Delphi case, and a few new cases from the area that you, the listeners, submitted to us for review. A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachineBuy Us A Coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/miserymachineJoin...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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In light of Pride Month, Yergy and Drewby travel to the Barking district of East London, UK, to discuss the case of a serial killer that targeted young gay men on various dating platforms, only to have the authorities brush their cases under the rug and ignore deaths that were very clearly linked. A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachineBuy Us A Coffee!...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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In honor of Pride Month, this week, Drewby and Yergy take a trip to Nebraska to discuss the 1993 killing of Brandon Teena, a young transman and subject of the 1999 film \"Boys Don't Cry,\" and mother Lisa Lambert, and Philip DeVine, a 22 year old black man that was completely erased from the movie. In addition, we discuss how the film didn't age well to the point of being considered transphobic by some folks. Thank you to Bailey and Floss/Pugsunset1 for your episode suggestion. Thank...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby head to St. Petersburg, Russia on the suggestion of our friend and patron Patricia, to explore the grizzly case of Tamara Samsonova - an unlikely murderess and possible cannibal. Email us if you'd like to request a future episode. Special priority to patrons!A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachineBuy Us A Coffee!...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss a rash of tragic child deaths in Maine that have occurred recently in the Bangor area over the past month. Why is this happening???To report suspected child abuse and/or neglect call Intake 1-800-452-1999, if you are deaf or hard of hearing call 711 (Maine Relay).https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/provider-resources/reporting-suspected-child-abuse-and-neglectA very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy travel to the Sumatra region of Indonesia to talk not about the coffee the island nation is known for, but of a very little known murderer with sinister ambitions to become an all powerful shaman.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy travel to rural Tennessee to discuss the highly requested case of Summer Wells, a 5 year old girl that recently went missing from her home in Hawkins County.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewy and Yergy take a trip down to Hawaii to discuss the unsolved murder of 19 year old Lisa Au, and the \"killer cop\" panic that plagued the island of Oahu in it's aftermath.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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You asked - we listened. This week, Drewby and Yergy venture back to the state of Indiana to discuss the mystery surrounding the deaths of sisters Kionnie, Kerriele, Keyara and Keyana, also known as \"The Flora Four\" who died in a house fire that some speculate wasn't an accident. We also touch on the phenomena of \"Missing White Woman Syndrome\" and how it may apply to the Flora Fire case. We review the tragic deaths of cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins, and the...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Continuing our coverage of child deaths and CPS failings, Drewby and Yergy this week journey to Ohio to discuss three extremely shocking cases of child abuse - one of which could result in a death penalty conviction.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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In continuing with our coverage of child deaths in each state, this week, Drewby and Yergy travel to Massachusetts to discuss the cases of Bella Bond and Jeremiah Oliver, two young children who were murdered at the hands of their own mothers, and their mother's significant others - despite child protective services being involved with both families. A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Breaking News: Yergy and Drewby touch on new developments in the case of Crystal Rogers - a mom from Kentucky that went missing in 2015.PLEASE DIRECT ANY INFORMATION TO: FBI Tip Line: 1-800-CALL-FBI or https://www.crystalrogerstaskforce.com/
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy focus on the tragic case of young Gabriel Fernandez, whom you may remember from the heart wrenching Netflix docuseries \"The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.\" We examine how a little boy that was loved by his extended family was failed by the Department of Children and Family Services, which tragically resulted in his death in less than a year, after his biological mother and her boyfriend were awarded sole custody.
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This week, Yergy and Drewby travel to the college town of Bloomington, IN to discuss the mysterious disappearance of Lauren Spierer, a sophomore at Indiana University, after an evening of partying with friends at a local sports bar. Many believe this to be a conspiracy involving a group of affluent college boys.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy continue their coverage of child related deaths and CPS failings across the country, this time highlighting three cases in California - two which were quite recent and one that shook LA County in the wake of the murder of Gabriel Fernandez.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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In light of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Drewby and Yergy discuss the case of Richard \"Beebo\" Russell - known posthumously as \"The Sky King,\" and the legacy he left on the SeaTac Airport and meme culture today. GoFundMe for Hannah Russell: https://www.gofundme.com/f/provide-for-mrs-russellA very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachineBuy...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the timeline of events in the Gabby Petito case, and what we currently know up until the discovery of her remains yesterday in Wyoming. We will update you as this story develops.As of the date of this recording, Brian Laundrie has yet to be located. If you know anything regarding his whereabouts, please contact the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Support Our Patreon For More...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week in continuing with our September series on suicide prevention awareness, Drewby and Yergy discuss the life, career, and eventual death of famed chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain - a personal hero of Yergy's.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy travel to the mountains of West Virginia to discuss the case of Cassie Renee Sheetz - a case that's not getting the type of attention that it very much so deserves.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy travel down to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to discuss the tragic story of Brianna Lopez, an infant that suffered unimaginable torment at the hands of her own mother, father, and uncle - and the unique way that prosecutors chose to preserve her memory.A very special thank you to Levi for supporting our show as our highest tier patron!Levi's Fundraising Page: https://gofund.me/6b9e4f07Support Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy release the highly anticipated continuation of the ACS Murders series. We give background on the call center, the cast of characters in this controversial case, and the underground criminal enterprise operating unbeknownst to many.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Yergy and Drewby bring you breaking news on the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie and some of the theories that have developed as a result of recent events in the Gabby Petito case.
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This week, Drewby and Yergy share some breaking news that was originally shared with us in our private Facebook group. On September 21st, a body was recovered from Casella Waste Systems in Lewiston, Maine. It was also noted by our Patron, Marc, that the body of Jessica Lurvey was discovered on September 9th at the Casella Waste Systems in Belmont, NH. The body recovered in Lewiston? Jessica's fiance, Matthew Schofield.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby continue the Christiana Fesmire case - which includes a review of the events of the day Christiana went missing, Yergy's personal connections to the case, as well as the beginning of the police investigation into her whereabouts.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This is the third and final week we unpack the story of Christiana Fesmire in podcast format. We will conclude the story surrounding the murder, the arrest that ultimately took place, and the following controversy. Out of every case that happened in our hometown of Lewiston, ME, this is the one that very few want to talk about and the second one to happen at Drewby and Yergy's former workplace of Affiliated Computer Services, commonly referred to as ACS and formally known as Livebridge. Putting...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Vin and Sori are one of the leading music review channels, but did you know Vin used to be our boss? He was present as a supervisor and later an operations manager at Affiliated Computer Services during the Donna Paradis case and the Christiana Fesmire case respectively. Watch until the end to get the full behind the scenes of what went on at our call center during these times.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Drewby and Yergy bring you breaking news as to the identity of The Walker County Jane Doe, who went nameless for over four decades - as well as bring you background on her case if you are unfamiliar.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Today, Yergy and Drewby discuss a drug kingpin that was hiding out in our home city of Lewiston, Maine after being placed in witness protection - but was he really hiding out?
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby review two new cases of child neglect and death in Maine, and provide you with an update on the three cases from our first Maine Child Deaths story from June.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss Operation Bada Bing, a child exploitation bust in Vermont that netted 8 local men - but what the police found on a nurse's computer shocked even the most seasoned authorities and launched an international manhunt.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Ludger Belanger has been missing 46 years - please help us bring him home for his family. Ludger lived in Washington, Maine with his wife Linda at the time of his disappearance. Ludger was allegedly murdered for a deer he had shot to help feed his family for the winter. His disappearance is still unsolved. They had three daughters - Michelle, Traci, and Angel, whom was only four months old.Our episode from last year on Ludger's case goes into much more detail about the circumstances surrounding...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss two tragic cases out of New York City in which two girls, Nadine Lockwood and Nixzmary Brown, were systematically abused and starved. Despite DHHS involvement, both young girls died at the hands of those who were supposed to be caring for them.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Lateche Norris, a beautiful 20 year old TikToker and aspiring tattoo artist from Indiana has gone missing after flying to San Diego just after Halloween to be with her boyfriend, 25 year old Joseph \"Joey\" Smith.The couple apparently got into another fight on the evening of November 4th. Lateche then called her mother at 5:00 in the morning on November 5th using a stranger's cell phone. Lateche promised to call back the following day but never did. Cheryl has not heard from her...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Drewby and Yergy bring you a midweek special update regarding the positive identification of the Arroyo Grande Jane Doe, who was found deceased in Henderson, Nevada in 1980.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby & Yergy travel to Detroit to discuss the chilling case of Mitchelle Blair, a mother of 4 who shook the Motor City after the bodies of two of her children were found locked in a chest freezer in her living room during a routine eviction - which turned into anything but routine.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Yergy and Drewby bring you a midweek update on the Delphi case out of Indiana - have the police uncovered a new suspect? Or this this just another red herring...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Drewby and Yergy are taking an extended stay in Michigan this week to discuss the the tragic case of Cornelius Fredrick, a 16 year old boy that was murdered under the care of Lakeside, a facility for at-risk youth in Kalamazoo, while being restrained by 7 grown men. The offense that warranted the restraint that ended Cornelius's life? Playfully throwing a sandwich at another resident during lunch
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Yergy and Drewby follow back up on the case of Jessica Lurvey and Matthew Schofield, a New Hampshire couple found in separate landfills in different states. We discuss the NH Attorney General's findings, as well as some of the questions that still need answers.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy head to the Church and Wellesley in Toronto to discuss the shocking crimes of Bruce MacArthur, a middle aged landscaper and mall Santa, who preyed upon men, in particularly South Asian and Middle Eastern immigrants, whom he had met in Toronto's gay village. We discuss the case with a special focus on the victim' stories, and shine a light on how police could have prevented his murder spree.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the 1993 kidnapping and murder of 12 year old Polly Klaas, a young girl who was take from her mother's home in Petaluma, California, during a sleepover with two of her friends.Polly's murder sparked the legislation for California's controversial Three Strikes Act, which was signed into law in 1994, as well as the formation of the Polly Klaas Foundation, a non-profit organization which has helped reunite over 10,000 missing children with their families.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss the case of Shane Cheetham, who grew up across the street from Yergy. In 2018, at the age of 43, Shane committed suicide at the home he shared with his estranged wife, Heather - or did he? Discrepancies between the police and medical examiners reports gave Shane's family pause, and for the last three years, they have been looking for answers.
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Help bring Harmony home! Share this contact information:Manchester, NH Police: 603-668-8711Detective Jack Dunleavy: 603-792-5561Manchester Crimeline: 603-624-4040
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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Gabrielle \"Gabbiee\" Swainson disappeared without a trace from her family home in Columbia, SC on August 18th, 2012 during a 3 to 4 hour period when her mother was at work. Her mother returned home that morning to find Gabbiee's beeping alarm clock, but no sign of her daughter. From the very beginning of the case, there was one lone suspect - 53 year old Freddie Grant, the onetime boyfriend of Gabbiee's mother, who still possessed a key to the family home. Furthermore, how does...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss the case of Skylar Neese, a teenage girl who disappeared from her home in Star City, West Virginia, around midnight on July 6, 2012. Her body was found on January 16, 2013, in Wayne Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.Skylar was kidnapped and murdered by two of her high school best friends, Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf. On January 3, 2013, Shoaf told authorities that she and Eddy planned and carried out Skylar's murder.Skylar's disappearance led to new West...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the case of Otty Sanchez, a 33 year old mother from San Antonio, Texas, that did the unthinkable. When police responded to the Sanchez family home just before dawn, they discovered a scene so gruesome that they were left shaken. Sanchez was found screaming that the devil made her kill, mutilate and eat parts of her only child, including his brain. She had butchered her baby boy using a steak knife and two samurai swords while her sister and two nieces, ages 5...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby and Yergy focus on the state of Rhode Island - a state we very much love to visit. But behind the quaint facade lurks something more sinister than anyone could even imagine. Why are Rhode Island parents killing their kids? And why isn't child protective services doing more to prevent this?
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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This week, Drewby & Yergy discuss the case of China Arnold, a Dayton, OH mother of four who did the unthinkable with a very unusual weapon of choice - something I'm sure you too have in your own home.Check out Hollie's masks here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollsNDollsSupport Our Patreon For More Unreleased Content: https://www.patreon.com/themiserymachinePayPal: https://www.paypal.me/themiserymachineJoin Our Facebook Group to Request a Topic: https://t.co/DeSZIIMgXs?amp=1 Instagram:...
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May 25, 2022 The Misery Machine
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China Arnold wasn't the first... and she wasn't the last...This week, Drewby and Yergy continue their coverage of infanticide by microwave - a horrific phenomena that's been taking place over four decades. The perpetrators? The children's own parents.
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