We Would Be Dead

A true crime, comedy, general creepery and anything that makes you face your own mortality podcast. With two delightful hosts who like to research.

22:22:11 2022-08-11
This week we have something just a little different to offer you. Holly and Leslie play a little game of two truths and a lie! Each host will tell three short stories, two of them are true and one is a lie! See if you can guess which is which, they...
22:59:31 2022-08-04
On December 7th 1971,  the Westfield police department made one the the most bizarre and terrifying discoveries in New Jersey history. After numerous reports of lights slowly shutting off at historic Breeze Knoll mansion, the police had been summo...
22:45:32 2022-07-21
THAT’S RIGHT STRANGER THINGS FANS, it was real! Not the actual hell beasts, but the misplaced fear and anger for sure. In the nineteen eighties and early nineties the United States was locked in a full scale panic. Law enforcement was convinced t...
22:41:20 2022-07-13
The New Jersey Pine Barrens hold so many wild and dramatic secrets that we know this won’t be the only episode we devote to them. This week we’ll take a little walk through Piney history before focusing on the main event, Jersey’s very own mo...
23:37:29 2022-07-06
In this, the first installment in our “Not a Runaway” series we discuss the mysterious disappearance of 19 year old Katelin Akens.  “Katelin Michelle Akens was last seen on December 5, 2015, in the vicinity of Oak Crest Drive in Partlow, Vir...
22:57:34 2022-06-22
Blaze Bernstein was good. He was a good kid who grew into a good teen and was making a pretty smooth transformation into a good adult. Blaze was kind and talented. Blaze was adventurous and intelligent. Blaze was gay and Jewish.  Sam Woodward was ...
22:50:18 2022-06-15
On March 27th 1964, the headline: "37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police; Apathy at Stabbing of Queens Woman Shocks Inspector" was splashed across the cover of the New York times. The story behind it was the horrific rape and murder of a young w...
23:07:21 2022-06-08
At 1:00 p.m. on April 23, 2006, 6 year old Garret ran over his neighbors house anticipating an afternoon of playing Star Wars. After knocking on the door several times Garret decided to peek into the window to see where his friend might be, but wha...
22:10:50 2022-05-24
The death of Mary Rogers is known to many as America's first murder mystery. Published by Edgar Allen Poe as "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt in 1842, Mary's story became America's introduction to true crime, but for all it's retelling, and the country'...
22:20:45 2022-05-18
Our second round of Cursed Objects is international! This time Holly and Leslie both head over the pond to take a look at two objects so spooky, we guarantee you'll be repeating their stories around your next campfire. First Leslie tells us about Ol...
48:05 2022-05-10
Ok fiends, so many of you enjoyed the first "thirty minute movie" installment of Twilight that we decided to share the next film in the saga with the whole class.  In this wild (normally patrons only) series Holly and Leslie summarize a movie in thirty m...
22:54:35 2022-05-05
From 1970 until present day 73 women and girls have gone missing or turned up dead on Canada’s highway 16, otherwise known as the highway of tears. A disproportionate number of these women and girls are indigenous. Most of their cases remain unso...
22:33:31 2022-04-27
Happy Halfoween fiends! Normally Holly and Leslie take this opportunity to tell stories about their worst fears, but this year they decided to use YOURS! We compiled quite the list from our listeners, and from that list your hosts surfaced 4 tales ...
22:24:34 2022-04-20
Annie Le was a brilliant scientist studying for here PHD at Yale University.  She had infinite potential and her whole life ahead of her until she disappeared inexplicably, just 5 days before her wedding. A few days later she was found dead in the...
23:07:41 2022-04-07
Daniel Robinson was a bright, ambitious, 24 year old geologist with an extremely promising life ahead of him, so when he disappeared without a trace, leaving everything behind, even the clothes on his back, his family was left with a huge puzzle to...
22:36:48 2022-03-29
It is estimated that 460,000 children per year go missing in united states, and that one out of every ten thousand of those children is murdered.  Nearly 700,000 incidences of child sexual abuse were reported in the united states in 2021, but it i...
22:50:53 2022-03-24
Recording of our March 17th Live stream campfire stories event! Our friend John Joined us for some Irish fun and a spooky game of two truths and a lie! Play along with us as we weave tales of Irish haunted lore, True Crime and mythological creature...
22:33:43 2022-03-15
"Today Copper Alley will mourn its best mistress, and wives the town over will breathe a small sigh. Today is a sad day for vandals and misfits, today Darkey Kelly is going to die" Happy St Patrick's Day Fiends! This year we bring you the dark and ...
22:33:50 2022-03-08
On April 10th 1834 a fire broke out at 1140 Royal Street in the city of New Orleans. The estates mistress, local socialite Delphine Lalaurie was attempting to retrieve her most valuable possession in a hysterical daze. Meanwhile, a crowd had formed...
22:21:19 2022-03-01
This week Leslie tells us the tale of the Axeman of New Orleans, who was possibly an American serial killer active in New Orleans, Louisiana, and surrounding communities, including Gretna, from May 1918 to October 1919. However, similar murders occ...
22:26:22 2022-02-23
Time for some fun fiends! This week we telling you true tales that we were inspired to find by Goosebumps novels! These are not the stories RL Stein based his work on but they are similar and the exercise took us on quite the wild ride. Leslie take...
22:56:56 2022-02-15
It's our 100th episode and you picked this absolute beast of a topic! Kurt Cobain, the iconic and ephemeral alternative rock deity meant and continues to mean a great deal to a great many people. As the front man of ground breaking nineties  band ...
22:50:33 2022-02-10
It's our 100th episode and you picked this absolute beast of a topic! Kurt Cobain, the iconic and ephemeral alternative rock deity meant and continues to mean a great deal to a great many people. As the front man of ground breaking nineties  band ...
22:47:18 2022-02-01
It's a Leslie Episode! In the early morning hours of December 3rd, 2016, police found an abandoned car with the keys left in the ignition on the Route 35 bridge, crossing the Shark River in Belmar, NJ. The car belonged to 19-year-old Sarah Stern, b...
22:58:19 2022-01-25
Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in the rolling hills of Germany's Black Forest. For a time he had a charmed life, he lived in a huge manor house, he had many friends, a doting father and brothers who he looked up to and loved. Then one ...
22:51:22 2022-01-18
R E Q U E S T! (we hope you sung that in your head to the tune of Respect by Aretha Franklin) You asked, we listened, this week we cover our first true missing persons case, the frustrating and yet unsolved disappearances of Brian Shaffer.  On Mar...
23:22:57 2022-01-11
On July 16th, 2011, a troubled 17 year old named Tyler Hadley managed to throw the house party of the year and every high school / college aged kid in Port St. Lucie Florida was talking about it. At this party, anything went. No rules, no restricti...
26:49 2022-01-05
Well fiends the Snowvid got us.  To thank you for your patience while Leslie heals and we dig out from under the winter wonderland in our driveways, Holly put together this special bonus episode. Enjoy some of the best true crime shorts from "What the Fr...
22:05:35 2021-12-25
Gather 'round the fire fiends and let's bring back a time honored tradition...again! Christmastime ghost stories. Another episode perfect for a chilly and festive evening. Merry Christmas, fiends!   WWBD Merch Buy your WWBD swag here!  Join the Conversa...
22:34:27 2021-12-15
We’re back once again to ruin Christmas! This year we’ll explore the dark and fascinating origins of everyone favorite jolly gift giver, Santa Claus. We’ll explore where our modern Santa came from and meet his merry gang of elves, reindeer, m...
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