May 20, 2021

Episode 19. Andrea Yates: Strangely Sympathetic and Local Legends

Episode 19. Andrea Yates: Strangely Sympathetic and Local Legends


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This week we discuss an update about Fred and Rosemary West and a millennial who tried too hard to get followers. Brittany tells us a tale about Andrea Yates which may leave you a little conflicted. Brian regals us with some local legends and haunts.

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