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 78 - Green River Killer Part 7

March 27th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week we bring you the finale in our 7 part series on the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway. We dedicate this entire episode to his arrest in 2001, his confessions after his arrest, and his sentencing hearing in 2003. We also cover the remaining four victims discovered throughout 2003 and later.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, child abuse, and necrophilia. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
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EP 77 - Green River Killer Part 6

March 20th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are back this week to bring you part 6 of Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. We continue our story by covering a lot of ground, starting with victims #40-45, along with years 1988-2001. This update finds the task force with a depleted budget, no answers, and growing unrest in the community.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, child abuse, and necrophilia. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 76 - Green River Killer Part 5

March 13th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are back this week to continue our dive into the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway. We cover a lot of ground this episode including the initial FBI profile, a survivor story, and task force updates. We pick up where we left off and continue to detail victims 30-39. We wrap up this episode in 1987 when Gary Ridgway has his first major scare in becoming found out when a search warrant is issued for his property.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, child abuse, and necrophilia. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!

EP 75 - Green River Killer Part 4

March 6th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week we continue our dive into Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, by detailing victims #26-29. And then we take a break to introduce the history of Judith Mawson, Gary Ridgway’s third wife. We touch a bit on his life outside the murders, and give you updates on where the task force is at throughout 1984.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, child abuse, and necrophilia. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
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EP 74 - Green River Killer Part 3

February 28th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week we continue our dive into Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, by detailing victims #16-#25.  We touch a bit on his life outside the murders, along with how the task force was operating.  We end the episode on a bit of a high note with a Green River Killer survivor story.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, body sites, and decomposition.. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 73 - Green River Killer Part 2

February 21st, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! This week we continue our dive into Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. This episode solely covers GRK victims #2-#15, we pick up right where we left off with victim #2, Debra Lynn Bonner. We cover a lot of ground this week and touch on a few of Rigway’s dump sites, including a major site that will be further discussed in next week’s episode; the Star Lake Site. We end the episode in October of 1983 when Kelly Ware is discovered near the SeaTac Airport.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, body sites, and decomposition. We also dip our toe into politics at the end. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
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EP 72 - Green River Killer Part 1

February 14th, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are starting season three with a major episode, something we’ve wanted to cover for a while. This week starts our multi-part series on Gary Ridgway, better known as the Green River Killer. In this episode we cover Ridgway’s past, starting at his childhood, diving into how he was raised, and how that shaped the adolescent and adult he would later become. We end the episode in 1982 which is when our first verified GRK victim goes missing. To give you a taste of what is yet to come we dive into the very first murder attributed to Gary Ridgway.
 
This episode contains foul language, graphic discussions about rape, murder, body sites, child and animal abuse. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 

EP 71 - I’m Gonna go with He’s a Liar

January 31st, 2020
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! Surprise, we are back! Not for season three just yet, but we decided to throw in a spooky, fun episode to hold you guys over until season three drops. This week Liv takes us all around the world to talk about the supernatural phenomenon (aka scientifically speaking), sleep paralysis. She dives into different cultures and their beliefs surrounding sleep demons and witches, who are ultimately to blame for sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and even nightmares.
 
This episode contains foul language, discussions about sleep paralysis, demons, and witches. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
 
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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!