Notorious Bakersfield

Recent Episodes

E66: Little Joshua

Oct. 4, 2022

In a span of seventeen months in the mid-1990s, eight children were killed by the people who were supposed to protect them....parental figures. This is the first such case. Purchase the Notorious Bakersfield Halloween Tour h…

E65: James Dean's Last Ride

Sept. 27, 2022

This Friday is the 67th anniversary of James Dean's death. Earlier the day of his accident, the Hollywood icon was pulled over and cited for speeding just south of Bakersfield. That's not the only Bakersfield connection to …

Encore: Padre Hotel Murder

Sept. 20, 2022

There are a lot of rumors out there floating around about the historic Padre Hotel in downtown Bakersfield. Many of them are 100 percent false. Most of these stories aren't based on any evidence whatsoever. These rumors have…

E64: Notorious Bakersfield Shorts 1

Sept. 13, 2022

Often times I run across stories I'd like to cover, yet the stories aren't substantial enough for a single episode. So I decided I'd start covering these stories, put two or three together, and include them in a single episo…

E63: Shooting At The Coroner's Office

Sept. 6, 2022

A shooting occurred at the Kern County Coroner's Office in 1995. The more that was uncovered about this incident, the more bizarre the story became. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me…

E62: Stockdale Cave-In

Aug. 30, 2022

In 1959, a cave-in occurred in the Stockdale area. It entombed a construction worker for thirteen hours. This story made nationwide headlines. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a cof…

E61: Twin Inuition

Aug. 23, 2022

Teresa's twin sister Lisa went missing in August 1996. Teresa intuitively knew something happened to her sister. She set out to help law enforcement solve the case. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast,…

E60: Hart Park Plane Crash

Aug. 16, 2022

On August 16, 1986, a Kern County Sherrif's Office Search & Rescue aircraft crashed in Hart Park. Killed were 46-year-old Douglas Moonen, 46-year-old Sgt. Marvin Kline and 50-year-old Ray Bockman, and Bockman's dog, a 3-year…

E59: The Sledgehammer Murders

Aug. 9, 2022

On May 16, 1978, eight-year-old Jason went to see if his friend Jeremy could play. A man answered the door and said Jeremy couldn't play. Little Jeremy couldn't play because he was dead...likely bludgeoned to death by the ma…

Coming Aug. 9th: The Sledgehammer Murders

Aug. 5, 2022

Notorious Bakersfield has been on hiatus for the last couple of weeks. I'll be back Tuesday, August 9th with this all-new Notorious Bakersfield story, The Sledgehammer Murders.

Encore: Torie Lynn Knapp

Aug. 2, 2022

A parole board recommended parole for a convicted murderer. In 2001 Torie Lynn Knapp was brutally stabbed to death by her then 15-year-old son Parker Chamberlin. This was a gruesome murder that shocked everyone who knew both…

E58: The Wickersham Heist

July 19, 2022

An organized crime ring burglarized the Wickersham Jewelry store in downtown Bakersfield in 1964. This is that story. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a…

E57: The Bakersfield Eight

July 12, 2022

An airplane carrying the Cal Poly Univesity football team crashed on takeoff from a Toldeo, OH area airport. Eight players on that flight were from Bakersfield or had ties to Bakersfield. Four of them perished. If you'd li…