Death By Champagne

Here to keep you up at night with coverage of macabre murders, haunting cold cases, possessions, conspiracies, and all things occult.

EP 70 - Things Are Getting Very Heated

January 17th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week Liv starts us off with an old case but a very important case. It involves Thomas Brady who was charged and convicted of murder. His case is the one we can thank for the Brady Violations being put into effect. Mack takes us to London and covers the Thames Torso Murders. She covers a span of history where body parts where coming up all over London, and the particular set that Mack dives into most likely had nothing to do with Jack the Ripper.
 
This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, child murder, and some really graphic body mutilation discussions. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
Sources
Brady Violations
Long Reads Article by Thomas Dybdahl

EP 69 - You Can’t Dress Like Jesus

January 10th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week Mack starts us off with our very first cult! She covers Victor Barnard, the leader of the River Road Fellowship; his rise to cult leadership, his disgusting sex crimes, and his downfall. Liv takes us to London for a really recent Buzzfeed Investigates topic covering the dangers of GHB in the gay community. How predators are using GHB, the very heartbreaking death of Gerhard Venter, and what his husband Ashley Chaplain is doing to find answers and closure.
 
This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, really graphic details regarding rape, child rape, and discussions about date rape drugs. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 68 - Both Had Vultures

January 3rd, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week Mack starts off 2020 with a very recent, and very local murder. The murder of Carla Burns, this one is so recent that her killer has yet to be sentenced. Liv brings you a really strange case from Alaska, that’s all we're saying so nothing is given away. Just know there is death, possible murders, and a missing person.
 
This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, fucked up police work, very amazing police work, and descriptions of dead bodies. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
Sources
Carla Burns
The Charley Project

EP 67 - Anoint Me Oh Lord

December 27th, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! Since it is the holiday season Liv thought it perfect timing to bring in a little history with our murder. She talks about the history of the Winter Solstice, things you can do this weekend to celebrate, and an old timey cold case that happened on the Winter Solstice. Mack brings you a big bummer to even out our holiday cheer. She talks about the unjustified murder of Nancy Zanone, and dives into her killers background.
 
This episode contains foul language, discussions about murder and domestic violence. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 66 - Do Something Better

December 20th, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week Liv starts us off with a real bummer that has some major controversies. She covers the crimes of Russell Bucklew the most recent death row inmate to be executed in Missouri. Mack brings us an infuriating cold case, the murder of Linda Sherman. Just when you think her case can’t get anymore twisty turny, it does, over and over again. Her ending will leave you wanting answers.
 
This episode contains foul language, discussions about murder, the death penalty, and rape. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
Russell Bucklew Sources
The Appeal
 

EP 65 - Two Squirrels

December 13th, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! And Happy Friday the 13th! This week Mack brings us a really gruesome and infuriating case. She covers the Dardeen family murders.  Were they a randomly targeted family? Or was their killer somehow involved with them? She dives into possible theories including a known serial killer’s confession.
 
This episode contains foul language, really graphic depictions of murder, rape, and child murder. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 64 - Puncture and Drain It

November 29th, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We have a super long episode for you guys, so get ready. Liv covers numerous cases along Highway 20 in Oregon that all have one thing in common, some connection to John Ackroyd. Mack brings you a really fun episode about a local mad doctor, specifically Dr. Joseph McDowell. You’ll hear all about his history, his work, and some illegal activities that led to his demise. And to wrap it up we get a ghost story of the maiden in the cave.
 
This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, rape, and lots of old time doctor stuff. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 63 - Sex Mania

November 22nd, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are back this week to bring you a few legends and their possible true crime origins. Mack brings us the Hook Man Legend and it’s possible association with Texarkana Moonlight Murders. Liv brings you the Babysitting Horror story brought to life with the murder of Janett Christman, along with another possible connection.

This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, rape, child murder and rape, and spooky legends. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 62 - Hellfire for the Thankful Season

November 8th, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are back this week with a super long episode to hold you over for our break next week. This week Liv brings you the Waco Lake murders of Jill Montgomery, Raylene Rice, and Kenneth Franks. We say it about a million times in the episode but please check out the link to the Texas Monthly article, that spans more than a years worth of investigative journalism to cover this case. Warning: it runs deep and it will make you enraged.
 
This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, rape, wrongful convictions, shitty police work, the death penalty, and a lot of angry outbursts. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 61 - Get Out of my DM’s

November 1st, 2019
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We hope everyone had a great Halloween! This week we are back to our original format! Mack is here to give us not one, but two body snatching tales (well kind of, we’ll get into it), along with a lot of gross details about what can happen to your body after death. I bring you guys the murder of Zona Heaster and how her ghost helped to solve her death.
 
This episode contains foul language, topics regarding murder, body horror, and lots of gross stuff. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!