Irish Hills is an unusual region in Southeast Michigan, home to life-sized dinosaurs, abandoned old west towns, cursed lakes, and a monstrous serial killer that history has forgotten about.
The tradition of the modern circus dates back 250 years, and has a history rife with tragedy. In this episode, Jenn and Dani discuss the time a dancing elephant went on a rampage in South Lansing, and a cursed traveling circus that left a trail of death and destruction across the midwest in the early 1900s.
When the mother of a teenage criminal manipulates him and his young wife into forming a suicide pact, a horrific chain of events follows. Did Kathleen Holey get away with murder? And what became of the couple's innocent children?
A crazy connection between an unsolved murder and an urban legend, close calls with serial killers, Velma the Theater Ghost, and more.
Before you head up to Mackinac this summer, there are some things you should know. The girls discuss murder, mayhem, witchcraft, and more.
What's your biggest fear? Jenn dissects her fear of flying, while Dani tells a story that combines two of her greatest fears.
Fathers are supposed to protect their families. But what happens when Dad is the most dangerous person in a child's life?
A gruesome beheading. A brutal double-murder. A diabolical serial killer. In episode 22, Jenn and Dani talk to true crime author Rod Sadler about the cases covered in his books.
Teenage love is intense and often fleeting. But sometimes, it leads to obsession or even violence. In this episode, the girls talk about the killer in Jenn’s family and the time Dani’s mom nearly became a murder victim.
An abandoned institution that’s rumored to be haunted and a militant school where wayward boys were trained to be Civil War soldiers. Dani and Jenn discuss the dark history of The Abigail and the Michigan State Reform School.
A young man disappeared from the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI in 2018, never be heard from again. A single mother hasn't been seen since walking away from her Marshall, MI home following an argument with her fiancee in 2004. In this episode, Jenn and Dani discuss the missing persons cases of Kevin Graves and Mary Lands.
Jenn and Dani discuss how some of America's most infamous serial killers are connected to Michigan.
Just ahead of their visit to the Toledo Yacht Club for the Midwest Parafest, the girls talk about the building's haunted history and chat with event organizer Chad Dye.
The Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals in Ionia was part of Mid-Michigan’s landscape for over 90 years. During its reign, the institution treated thousands of patient. But its walls weren’t the strongest, and sometimes inmates disappeared. The results were often disastrous. In this episode, Dani and Jenn talk about two tragic cases in which escaped mental patients preyed on Mid-Michigan’s most vulnerable residents.
The girls discuss the worst loss of life disaster in Lansing's history, and tell stories about the haunted land where the tragedy took place.
The loss of a child is every parent’s worst fear. But the events that unfolded after a tragic auto accident in 2006 plunged two families into an absolute nightmare. Join Jenn and Dani as they breakdown the facts of this shocking case.
Did you know that the first woman ever convicted of murder in Michigan was actually innocent? Jenn and Dani discuss the maddening case of Mary Brooks and interview the curator of the haunted courthouse where her trial took place.
True crime investigative journalist Billy Jensen talks to the girls about his new podcast, his new book, and what it takes to solve unsolvable crimes. (And maybe a little bit about Paul Holes and the My Favorite Murder ladies.)
Dani shares her favorite local case featured on America’s Most Wanted, while Jenn talks about the time she almost helped catch a serial killer
Dani and Jenn deconstruct local urban legends and reveal the shocking truth behind some of Mid-Michigan’s most haunting tales.
The hosts of Girlfriends Happy Hour Podcast join Jenn and Dani in the So Dead lair to bring attention to the unsolved murders of Mid-Michigan women.
Al Capone, Mickey Cohen, The Purple Gang. Join Dani and Jenn as they discuss some of the most infamous gangsters ever to terrorize Mid-Michigan.
Just ahead of their team-building trip to see My Favorite Murder live, Jenn and Dani pay homage to the queens of true crime by discussing the best (or worst?) Michigan cases covered by MFM.
A love triangle turned Old West style shootout in 1800s Ingham County. Dani and Jenn deconstruct the crime and discuss the Marble legacy with Carol Koenig, the current owner of the estate where the murders took place.
One community. Two horrific crimes. One last name. Jenn and Dani discuss the connection between two of Mid-Michigan’s most notorious criminals.
From the moment it opened its doors, Stimson Hospital in Eaton Rapids seemed to be cursed. Tragedies befell the patients and staff that were beyond comprehension. Now undergoing renovations to become a historic bed and breakfast, Old Stimson Hospital and its ghosts have found new life- and new people to torture. Join Dani and Jenn as they talk to owner Pam Sturgill about the goings on at Stimson, and plans for the building's future.
What could possibly be worse than being murdered by a member of your own family, someone you loved and trusted? How about being buried beside them for all eternity? Jenn and Dani vent about this horrific practice, and how shockingly common it is.
Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? Dani talks about the ghost that haunted her childhood home while Jenn shares stories about living in one of the most haunted private residences in Michigan.
Located less than 100 miles apart, the rivalry between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan has been going strong for decades. Football, basketball, hockey…serial killers? In their super-sized first episode, Jenn and Dani pit evil against evil in a battle for the title of MVP (Most Vile Psycho), with input from a very special guest- author and star of the History Channel's American Ripper Jeff Mudgett, a direct descendant of America's first serial killer.
Two Michigan girls with cold, dead hearts giving you the cold hard facts about true crime, legends, and lore. A brief intro to So Dead Podcast with hosts Jenn Carpenter and Dani Fairman.