On July 4, 1976, the quiet town of Chatapicnic, Wisconsin was rocked by the brutal murder of Catskill “Bones” McGillivray. Clues were scarce, and for over forty years, the case sat unsolved.

 

Until now.

 

Hosts Gary Pascal and Shannon Noll uncover a haunting trail of backstabbing, deviance, bullying, rivalries, and, above all, murder. Because Bones McGillivray isn’t alone. A whole bunch of other people are getting murdered, all the time. Like, at least one or two new murders pop up each episode.

 

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Episode 1: Bones

June 6, 2018

A waterslide is many things to many people. A playground. A community center. A makeshift delivery room. But what happens when a waterslide is instead a place where a guy got murdered a long time ago and now the case still hasn’t been solved?

Episode 2: Rivalry

June 6, 2018

Town rivalries. As much as Americans love their country, they sure can hate their fellow American. And while that’s a sharp and poignant thesis statement, it’s never resulted in someone getting murdered – until now.

Episode 3: Business

June 6, 2018

When you start digging for clues, be careful what you wish for – you might just unearth more than you bargained for. Could Chatapicnic’s mystery run deeper than the death of one man?

Episode 4: Bully

June 13, 2018

Piecing together the violent deaths in Chatapicnic, the town’s brutal way of life begins to manifest itself in an even more pressing form. Sure, Chatapicnic has a murdering problem. But does it also have a bullying problem?

Extended Interview 1

June 20, 2018

After massive listener demand, today we have the raw, unedited footage from our exclusive interview with current Chatapicnic mayor Debbie Ruth Larson – plus an exciting opportunity for listeners.

Episode 5: Deviant

June 27, 2018

Tensions are rising in Chatapicnic. Between father and son, sister and brother, murderer and murderee. And most importantly, between Shannon and Gary.

Episode 6: Foreigner

July 18, 2018

The murders in Chatapicnic are piling up. But is this a random tapestry of small-town sorrow, or an intricate connect-the-dots waiting to be solved? We’ll have to start making accusations to find out.

Extended Interview 3

July 25, 2018

Another full, unedited interview is here this week, this time with Chatapicnic 7/11 clerk Fannie Mae. Plus, Shannon and Gary analyze a clue from the tip line.

Episode 7: Chainsaw

August 1, 2018

“It’s always darkest before the dawn.” The movie The Dark Knight said that, and this week, Shannon and Gary discover just how true it is. They meet a cheese enthusiast and chainsaw carver with the most concrete clue yet.

Extended Interview 4

August 8, 2018

Another full, extended interview is here this week, this time with Chatapicnic clown show proprietor [name redacted].

Episode 8: Futility

August 15, 2018

As Gary and Shannon close in on McGillivray’s killer, they are thrown a curveball that threatens to detail the entire investigation. Cab they re-focus on a suspect with a near-homonym first name?

LIVE: Bentwood Festival

August 22, 2018

It’s a very special episode of Murdertown today, as we bring you the raw, uncut footage from our live show at Bentwood Festival in Chicago. But will this light-hearted three-quarters of an hour of conversation be enough to solve McGillivray’s murder?

Episode 9: Mortuary

August 29, 2018

It’s two months into the investigation, and the rich tapestry of insights that Gary and Shannon once expected is instead looking ragged, threadbare, and neglectfully skidmarked. But will a chance encounter finally connect some stray dots?

Episode 10: Conclusion

September 12, 2018

After two-and-a-half exhausting rural Wisconsin months with, at best, 3G coverage, Gary and Shannon have reached the finale of Season 1. Will they find the right combination of poignant anecdote and mournful violin music to cover for the fact that they didn’t solve anything?

Extended Interview 5

September 19, 2018

Although this season of Murdertown has concluded with the triumphant solving of the/a murder, we’d hate to wrap things up without padding our statistics a bit for our pitch to potential advertisers. So we’ve got an exciting new extended interview this week!