01 | This is Israel Keyes

December 7, 2018

Introducing the newest podcast from Josh and the Our Americana Podcast Network: True Crime Bullsh**: The story of Israel Keyes //  

Israel Keyes is considered one of the most meticulous serial killers in American history. He had a fetish for missing people, and to this date, only one of his victims' remains have been located. This is your introduction to Israel and the journey True Crime Bullsh** will take us on.

To learn more or sponsor the show: www.truecrimebullshit.com   

Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
Additional research by: Hannah Ostic and Haley Gray
Featuring: Dr. Katherine Ramsland
Voice work by Lanie Hobbs
True Crime Podcasters: Justin (Generation Why), Amanda (Wine & Crime), Haley (Murder Road Trip)
True Crime Listeners: Renee, Stephanie, Kendra
Music by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, and Kashka

Sponsors: Podbean

A new podcast from Josh: True Crime Bullsh**

November 30, 2018

True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes. Join me on this strange, terrifying, and emotional journey, as I attempt to find the missing, understand a killer, explore the impacts of crime, and reconcile with those left behind.

True Crime Bullsh** premieres on December 6.

The Final Aftershow

February 6, 2018

In the final Aftershow, Josh, Sara, and Jess (The Beth Chronicles & Murder Road Trip) listen to a rough draft of the final episode (for the first time), starring Josh as both Mark and Ellen. 

In this episode: You'll get to listen to the Mark letters that didn't make it into the finale. We try to solve the most important mystery: whatever happened to all those dead fish? Additionally, did Sara find Hal? We laugh, we cry, we talk about what's to come.

S02|E10: Go Be Free (The Finale)

January 30, 2018

Stay tuned for a preview of the new story coming next season.    


Sara Beth Poole, Josh Hallmark, Sara Stapleton, Jeff Powell, Matt Peelen, Megan Chaney Walker   


Music by:
Mr. Twin Sister / Podington Bear / Rosanne Cash 

S02|A09: In Sight & Matt Peelen (Rob)

January 29, 2018

Charlie, Ali, and Matt, who have been on the Karen & Ellen journey since the days of the blog (2011), join me to chat about the series as a whole, season 2, episode 9, and the process of turning the letters into a podcast.

S02|E09: Sunset/Sunrise

January 23, 2018

The results are in. Mark moves on. Crochet Pants looks back. A life is celebrated. A birthday is celebrated. Aloha Karen watches the sunrise.


Chris Braaten as Reporter; 
Lori Snyder as Dot; 
Adrienne Hardison as Helena; 
Sara Stapleton as Aloha Karen/Herself/Crochet Pants Karen; 
Josh Hallmark as Himself; 
Matt Valletta as Darren; 
Nicki Thatcher as Clerk; 
Jeff Powell as Mark; 
Ryan Conley as Christopher   


Music by:
Podington Bear / Beach Party Hula Island / Sara Stapleton / Evgeny Grinko / Radical Face

S02|E08: Two Sweet Sand Pigs

January 16, 2018

Helena provides some insight into Fish Ellen. Josh presents Aloha Karen's greatest hits. Crochet Pants goes home. Sara asks for help. An old friend returns. 


Lori Snyder as Dot; 
Adrienne Hardison as Helena; 
Josh Hallmark as Himself; 
Sara Stapleton as Herself/Aloha Karen/Crochet Pants Karen; 
Matt Peelen as Aloha Rob; 
Nicki Thatcher as Clerk; 
Benjamin Watkins as Uncle Albert  


Music by:
Podington Bear / Traylayne & GhostSoda / Sunset Rubdown

S02|A06: The Roomies (Cindy, Vanessa, Vicki)

December 27, 2017

Roomies Cindy, Vanessa, and Vicki join Josh to chat about Cindy's mysterious Season 2 role, theories, feelings, late night rabbit holes, and more. Plus, we play a game!

A Karen & Ellen MARY CHRISTmas Special

December 22, 2017

Hosted by Laila  

Vanessa York, 
Brian York, 
Staci P, 
Lenny & Duke, 
Sara Poole, 
Chris Braaten, 
Nicki Thatcher, 
Steven Pappas, 
Josh Hallmark, 
Donna Hume, 
Chris Green, and 
Deana Marie  //

Music by:
Podington Bear
Scott Holmes
Patrick Watson

S02|E07: The Big Guy

December 12, 2017

We touch base with David. Dot & Helena look at "pics." Patty tells a friend about her wedding. Josh finds something at the bottom of a rabbit hole. // The Karen & Ellen Letters will return in January.


Chris Braaten as Rod Downey; 
Chris Green as David; 
Lori Snyder as Dot; 
Adrienne Hardison as Helena; 
Holly Hall as Patricia;  
Sara Beth Poole as Ellen; 
Sara Stapleton as Herself/Karen; 
Josh Hallmark as Himself  


Music by:
Podington Bear / Mele / Samuel Corwin / The Do