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Hidden Among Us
57 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
71: New Year’s Special (John Edwards Robinson & The Demon Cat of D.C.)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! This year we wish you good health, wealth and lots of joy! We also discuss Adam Khoo workshops and what their point is… Honda then shares about John Edwards Robinson aka the first internet serial killer. This guy’s got a crime resume so long and impressive he could get a crime job anywhere. Then Chris talks about the Demon Cat of Washington D.C.. This supernatural cat might be the result of a drunken haze, but hey, who doesn’t love cats? (And if you do dislike cats… maybe 2022 is the year of introspection!) We’ll be on a break for a bit so until we meet again, take care! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
44 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
70: Christmas Special (The Murder of Sameena Iman & The Huldufólk of Iceland)
We wish you a holly jolly Christmas! We discuss the perils of last minute shopping (don’t ever do it!) and the changing landscape of what interests children these days! Then Chris shares the heartbreaking case of Sameena Iman, a woman who just wanted to spend her Christmas with her partner of two years but was tragically murdered. This case has got an interesting detail in it too! Honda then talks about Huldufólk aka Hidden People aka Icelandic Elves. They live in adorable homes in rocks and are environmentalists. We hope you had a great holiday! Keep an eye out for our New Year’s Special! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
38 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
69: The Miyazawa Family Murder
Welcome back! This episode was almost not published because technology almost failed us but alas, we have survived! This week we discuss Marvel films (we don’t spoil No Way Home so this is a safe space!! Do not fear!). Chris also defends one of the sexiest Marvel heroes: Ant Man. Honda then goes on to share the case of the Setagaya Family Murders, a very strange case. Despite leaving a shit ton (pun intended) of evidence behind, this case remains unsolved till today. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
41 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
68: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders
Welcome back to another episode! This week we discuss Chris’ escapade at the post office—where she also mistakenly says the main Singpost office is at Pasir Ris when it’s actually at Paya Lebar. (Long story short: don’t trust Chris with directions!) We also discuss romance in TV shows while talking about the new CSI show and how we’re both unhappy with the way it’s written. Then Chris goes on to share the unsolved Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders where despite there being a lot of evidence left at the crime scene, the killer (or killers) have never been identified. If you have any theories do let us know! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
64 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
67: The Case of Janet Chandler & Mass Hysteria at Brunei’s STPRI
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Hello everyone and welcome to the first week of December! Hope it’s chilly and wonderful where you are. We have a strange conversation about parasites that somehow turn into a conversation about makeup—so if you’re wondering what our friendship is like: that’s a little gist of it. Then Honda shares the heartbreaking case of Janet Chandler, a victim of a brutal crime that turned into a cold case for several years before an interesting circumstance brings her case back into the limelight. After which, Chris talks about a case of mass hysteria that occurred at a school in Brunei. There are several supernatural theories as to what caused it—so what do you think? After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
59 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
66: The 2014 Isla Vista Massacre
Welcome back! It’s about to be December and the weather’s getting colder. This episode gets a little spicy as we cover the 2014 Isla Vista Massacre aka the OG incel domestic terrorist attack. Exactly 10 episodes ago we covered Alek Minassian who perpetrated the Toronto Van Attacks. In that episode we talked about how he was inspired by a manifesto written by Elliott Rodger. This week we cover his story and it tests both of our patience as we go through parts of his misogynistic ideology. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
43 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
65: The Brain Eater Killer Robert Maudsley
GUESS WHO’S BACK! BACK AGAIN! We’ve conquered our recent school semester and are glad to covering crime cases again! This week we catch up on world events and discuss CBD, its legality and how it’s being used in cafes and even in pet food. Then Honda shares about Robert Maudsley aka the ‘brain eater’ or ‘Hannibal the cannibal’. We then delve into how some inmates are dehumanised by the prison system and grapple with the morality of it all. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
73 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
64: Halloween Special (Candace Newmaker & Toilet Ghosts)
Happy Halloween! We don’t celebrate it here in Singapore but we hope you’re still enjoying the day :> We talk about Chris’ horrific practice of tab hoarding, gross tea and talk about two interesting crime cases that occured on a train in Japan and on Reddit. Then Chris shares the absolutely heartbreaking case of Candace Newmaker, a 10 year old girl who tragically passed during an alternative therapy session. Then Honda shares three stories about ghosts in toilets from Japan and Korea. If you’re about to go… remember to check the ceilings. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
62 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
63: The Heartbreaking Case of Susan Powell
Welcome back guys! This week we talk about local influencer drama (without getting too much into it) and school nostalgia! Then Honda dives into the deeply upsetting case of Susan Powell, a woman who went missing under suspicious circumstances. If you think her disappearance was harrowing, just keep on listening because it gets so much worse. This is one of those episodes that really upset us a lot.We were unable to attach the audio recording of the social worker’s 911 call in the episode so we will be linking it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrfqCGeDXXE(DISCLAIMER: the call is deeply upsetting, so if you are not in a good headspace we advise you not to listen to it.)Next week will be our second halloween special! Do look out for the episode because it’s gonna be creeeepy. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
52 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
62: Koh Yu Jeong
Welcome back! This week we talk about eyebrows and the changing trends from the ultra thin brow to the ultra thick brow. What’s your favourite brow? Or maybe no brows at all? Then Chris shares the story of Koh Yu Jeong, a South Korean woman who was ordered by the court to allow her ex-husband to meet her child. She decided to let them meet in Jeju Island. Two days later only she returned to the mainland. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
45 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
61: Mary Kay Letourneau
Our blood gets boiling this week y’all. We first discuss shows we’ve watched during our week-long school break and shocker, Chris actually finished a season of a show! Honda then shares the disturbing story of Mary Kay Letourneau, a school teacher who has a relationship with her 12 year old student. It’s a disgusting case and we cover the way they were treated in the media and how several authority figures failed the victim. Prepare yourselves, though, because every part of this case is just infuriating. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
45 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
60: Akku Yadav
HITTIN THE BIG 6 0! Welcome back to another episode y’all! This week Chris and Honda talk about shows they’ve been watching and which ones they wanted to start. Spoilers: they’re both terrified of Grey’s Anatomy for it’s length (17 seasons is CRAZY). Then Chris shares the story of Akku Yadav, a mobster from India who terrorised the Kasturba Nagar slums he grew up in. Not only was he notorious for threatening and torturing people—he was also a serial rapist who spared no one. It’s a depressing story with a surprisingly uplifting and unexpected ending! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
65 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
59: Oklahoma City Bombing - Timothy McVeigh
Welcome back to another episode y’all! This week we geek about Shang Chi and Asian martial arts cinema. If you haven’t watched Shang Chi yet—we hope we do a good enough job in convincing you to go watch it in theatres! Then Honda tells the story of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing. We go down a rabbit hole of racism, ideology and the KKK. It’s an intense and emotional (mostly Chris being very angry at racists) episode. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
65 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
58: The Giggling Granny and Hoichi the Earless
Hello everyone! We’ve got another exciting episode to kick off September 🎉 We also accidentally call this episode episode 57… but it’s 58… pls forgive us 😭. This week we talk about apple cider vinegar gummies and their health benefits—do you believe it works? Then Chris shares the interesting tale of The Giggling Granny aka Nannie Doss who served her food with an interesting special ingredient. Then, Honda shares about Hoichi the Earless, a folklore from Japan where a talented musician goes to play music for some mysterious guests. After all, killers and spirits are things… Hidden Among Us.
50 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
57: Cleveland Elementary School Shooting - Brenda Spencer
Welcome back to episode 57! This week we discuss our futures as old grandmas with technology—will we adapt, or will we be left behind? Then Honda shares the story of the Cleveland Elementary School Shooting. This one’s got several twists and turns toward the end. We also have a discussion about frontal lobe damage and how do we reconcile the actions of people who have had this damage to their brains. How do we prosecute them should they commit crime? It’s an episode full of questions, so let us know your opinions! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
71 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
56: The Toronto Van Attack - Alek Minassian
HELLO EVERYONE! If you listened to last week’s episode, you’ll know that we covered a certain spooky ghost—and this week Chris is feeling the ramifications of telling a story about it! (Yay?) We also talk about the Singapore Zoo’s latest addition: a baby panda! Honda also shares about her interesting caterpillar hobby (and someone PLEASE tell her to name her plants!). Chris then covers the Toronto Van Attack which happened in 2018, where a 25 year old incel named Alek Minassian murdered several people. This is a juicy episode everyone, we discuss incels, misogyny and the way women are perceived. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.24/7 Domestic violence hotline: 1800 777 0000AWARE Women’s hotline: 1800 777 5555 https://www.aware.org.sg/
109 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
55: National Day Special (Anthony Ler & The Pontianak)
HAPPY 56TH SINGAPORE! 🇸🇬 🇸🇬 🇸🇬 This week’s episode is a rollercoaster of a ride. Honda shares the story about a contract killing aka the case of Anthony Ler, a man who hired a teenager to kill his wife. It’s an interesting story and we talk about morality, manipulation and the vileness of human beings. Then, Chris finally overcomes her fear (not really) and does a tale of the Pontianak! We also dive into how the Pontianak is a feminist icon and that we are her allies (aka please do not haunt us thank you!) We hope everyone has a great National Day even if we can’t have our usual concert celebrations. Stay safe! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
65 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
54: The Dating Game Killer & Emilie Sagee
Welcome to the end of the month and the beginning of a new one! This week Chris (who has no knowledge about sports) gushes about the Olympics. We also discuss the way our local athletes have been treated by the media and by people on the internet. Either way: GO TEAM SINGAPORE! YOU’RE DOING GREAT SWEETIE! Chris then shares the story of The Dating Game killer aka Rodney Alcala who appeared on a dating show called The Dating Game while in the middle of a crime spree. Honda then tells the tale of Emilie Sagee, a humble school teacher who had an evil presence surrounding her. It’s very Jordan Peele’s Us. After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
61 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
53: Israel Keyes
IMPORTANT UPDATE: HAU episodes will now be published on MONDAYS instead of SUNDAYS! This week’s been one hell of a ride for us in Singapore, but now you can unwind with this intense episode. Honda shares the crazy tale of Israel Keyes, a modern-day serial killer with major Ted Bundy vibes. We feel like this man’s been hardly talked about given what he had done, so here’s HAU’s take on it! We also spend an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out the name of a movie about a serial killer that came out a few years ago. Does the media romanticise serial killers? Share your thoughts with us! After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
50 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
52: The Amazing Yvette Cade
Welcome to episode 52! This week we start off discussing Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6 and who we think might win. Are you watching this season? Who’s your top All Stars? Then Chris shares the story of the amazing Yvette Cade—a survivor of a horrific attack who now dedicates her life to helping others in her situation. Not only is her story heartbreaking, but it was also infuriating. We also discuss domestic violence and how it is particularly normalised in Asian societies. If you are in an abusive situation, we hope you find the strength to get help. And if you know someone in an abusive situation, reach out.Here is Singapore’s 24-hour domestic violence hotline: 1800 777 0000After all, killers and spirits are just things… Hidden Among Us.
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