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Sunshine and Murder
32 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 18: Callaghan McLaughlin and Lawrence Bader
Join us for episode 18 . We dug up a special episode for you. The test episode we did before we started the podcast was one of fun and strangeness. We discuss the wonderful kindness of six year old Callaghan McLaughlin who didn’t let COVID stop him from bringing a smile to his community. Then we talk about the strange disappearance of Lawrence Bader. There was evidence that he set out to disappear but then he completely forgot who he was. Was this an act?
70 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Episode 17: Action Against Hunger and Byron David Smith
In Episode 17 Michael and Brandy discuss Action Against Hunger. They are fighting hunger around the world. They try to teach locals to incorporate the tools AAH brings in order to have lasting effects. Then they talk about the murder committed by Byron David Smith. He was in his home when two teenagers broke in. He shot them both as they came down the stairs to the basement. Was he in his right to protect his home? If you like the show, please leave us a review. We would love to hear from you.
45 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Episode 16: Puppies Behind Bars and Robert Lyons
In this episode, we discuss the murderer Robert Lyons. He was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder early in his life and always struggled with it. After an argument with his mother, he asked her if he could go see Avril Lavigne in concert. When his mother said no, he snapped and murdered her. Did he want to kill her or was he having a Bi-polar episode? Then we discuss Puppies Behind Bars, a great charity that provides inmates with dogs to train into service animals. Then they help many people, including veterans, by providing them service dogs. If you like the show, leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.
58 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Episode 15: Child’s Play and Mona Fandey
In Episode 15 Michael and Brandy discuss the great organization Child’s Play. This charity connects with children’s hospitals to make sure the time kids have to spend in the hospital is a fun as it can be. By providing gaming systems and games to hospitals, they give kids something to do and something to take their minds off of why they are in the hospital. Then they talk about Mona Fandey, a former pop singer turned shaman. Her and her husband and their assistant brutally murdered a politician looking for help. Then they dismembered his body and buried him in a storeroom. They were all later found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. Before she was hanged, Mona said “I will never die” with a smile on her face. If you like the show, please leave us a review. Also, you can follow us on all social media @sunshineandmurderpodcast
77 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Episode 14: Hedy Lamarr and Mary Ellen Deener
Join us fror Episode 14 where we discuss the horrific murder of Mary Ellen Deener, a 14 year old girl just trying to get to the laundromat. Where is her killer now? Then we talk about the life and great achievements of Hedy Lamarr. She wasn’t just an actress, she was also an inventor. Her creations lead to many things we still use today.
91 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Episode 13: Planned Parenthood and Jesse Pomeroy
Join us for Episode 13 where we discuss the horrific crimes of Jesse Pomeroy. He was a child who victimized younger children. Is there a way to detect what these kids will do before they do it? Then we add a little sunshine into your day when we talk about all of the good things Planned Parenthood is doing. This is a current hot issue in the US. Do you think things will change? If you like the show, leave us a review! We would love to hear from you.
104 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Episode 12: The Sentencing Project and Asha Degree
Join us fro Episode 12 as we talk about the disappearance of 9-yr old Asha Dregree. She packed a bag and left her house at 3 in the morning and then disappeared. She was seen walking on the side of a highway at 4 am but that was the last time she was ever seen. Then they talk about The Sentencing Project. They are introducing legislation and making it so everyone has a fair trial. They want to reform the US prison system and make it so they actually rehabilitate inmates instead of making money off putting people in prison. if you like the show please leave us a review!
80 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Episode 11: Fair Vote and the Death of Tim Mclean
Join us for episode 11 were we talk about the bizarre and horrific death of Tim Mclean. All he wanted to do was to get home and see his family. When the Greyhound bus he was on left a scheduled stop, a new passenger brutally attacked Tim and things just get stranger from there. Then we talk about the Fair Vote Organization, who is doing everything they can to make sure every citizen's voice is heard. The people involved know that the system we have have now is not working. We need reform and they are showing people a new way to have their voices heard. If you like the show, please leave us a review, or if you would like to support the show you can find us on patreon. https://www.patreon.com/sunshineandmurder
99 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Episode 10 part 2: Disabled American Veterans and the Gary Sinise Foundation
Join us for the conclusion to episode 10! We discuss two great organizations that do anything they can to help disabled veterans. First is the Disabled American Veterans, DAV, this organization takes on the responsibility of going to law makers. They want to make sure every disabled veteran is taken care of, even if they can not reach them directly. DAV has been fighting for veterans since WWI and they don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Then we talk about the Gary Sinise Foundation. Gary Sinise has used his fame to help those in need. After portraying Lt.Dan in Forest Gump, he felt compelled to do what he could to help real disabled veterans. This foundations has done a lot to help veterans and the best part is Gary Sinise is still very much involved in everything they do. If you like the show, please leave us a review. We would love to hear from you. You can email us at Sunshineandmurderpodacast@gmail.com You can also support the show at https://www.patreon.com/sunshineandmurder
77 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Episode 10 part 1: Ed Kemper
Join us for our first 2 part episode!!! In Episode 10 part 1, we discuss the crimes of Ed Kemper. He was put on everyone's radar by the Netflix show Mindhunter. We break down his life before he became one of the most terrifying serial killers in California's history. Could this had been prevented? Kemper has given many interviews about his crimes and enjoys talking about himself. He has helped give the FBI insight into the mind of serial killers. If you like the show please leave us a review! It helps us reach a wider audience.
87 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Episode 09: The Wounded Warrior Project and Laci Peterson
Join us for episode 9 as we discuss the horrific murder of Laci Peterson and her son. Laci went missing on Christmas eve in 2002 while she was home alone. Then, four months later the body of Laci and her unborn son were found not far from where her husband Scott was seen the day she went missing. Did her husband kill them and if so why? Then we talk about the Wounded Warrior Project and discover some thing you might not know about them. This wonderful organization was founded by a wounded warrior and all he wanted to do was to make sure no one ever felt alone and to help others readjust to life back home. If you like the show, please leave us a review. We would love to hear from you.
99 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Episode 08: Nellie Bly and Elisa Lam
Join us for episode 8! We talk about the mysterious death of Elisa Lam at the Cecil Hotel. This Hotel has a dark history. Did this contribute to Elisa's death? Did she pick the Cecil Hotel for a reason? Then we discuss Nellie Bly, a woman determined to not be good for only child birth. She wanted to be a writer and prove to men that woman can do anything. She went from being threatened by a Mexican dictator to traveling around the world in less than 80 days. If you want to support the show or just get extended episodes you can join our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/sunshineandmurder
91 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Episode 07: Kids Saving the Rainforest and Martin Bryant
Join us for episode 7!! We discuss the Kids Saving the Rainforest Foundation. Two 9 year old girls decided they wanted to change the world so they began making trinkets that they sold to raise money to safe the rainforests. Then we go to Australia and talk about the Port Arthur Massacre. On a normal day, a man took the lives of 35 people for no reason what so ever. You can support the show at https://www.patreon.com/sunshineandmurder or by telling your friends and family about us.
71 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Episode 06: Susanna Salter and The Papin Sisters
Join us for Episode 6 where we discuss the Papin sisters and the horrific murder they committed in France. This is a case that is widely studied in psychology and greatly feared in employer and employee relationships. Then we talk about Susanna Salter, the first woman mayor in the US. She may have been unprepared for the job, but she showed everyone that women can hold a political position.
94 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Episode 05: John Lewis and The Axeman of New Orleans
Join us for Episode 5 as we discuss the Axeman of New Orleans and his Jazzy reign of terror over the city. Then we talk about the inspiring life of John Lewis and how to get into good and necessary trouble.
86 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Episode 04: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Mary Vincent
In episode four we talk about the amazing survival of Mary Vincent. She survives a horrific attack and over comes all odds and puts her attacker behind bars. Then we talk about people trying to over come the atrocities committed against Native and Indigenous people.
101 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Episode 03: The Love is Greater than Hate Project and Savanna Greywind
In episode three we talk about the gruesome murder of Savanna Greywind in Fargo, North Dakota and the kidnapping of her daughter. Then we discuss the Love>Hate foundation and the painful event that lead to its creation.
95 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Episode 02: Comic Relief and Mary Bell
In episode two Michael and Brandy talk about Mary Bell and Comic Relief. Mary Bell was a child who killed children in the UK in the 1960. Comic Relief is a charity dedicated to doing everything possible to end human suffering.
66 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 01: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme
In the first episode Brandy talks about the case of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker from New Zealand. They teamed up to commit murder in order to never be separated. Michael tells the heart warming story about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. They are doing everything they can to make sure no child ever suffers.
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