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Jan. 24, 2023

E81: A 1909 Mystery

A house fire in 1909 near Union Ave and Hosking Rd killed an entire family. Was it an awful accident or something more sinister? This 114-year-old Bakersfield mystery will be explored in this episode. Visit the Notorious Bake...

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Jan. 17, 2023

E80: The Corporation Part 2

The Corporation Part 2 For a period of time that spans almost the entire 1980s, an organized crime ring operated in Bakersfield. This crime syndicate consisted of a rag-tag group of friends and acquaintances. They targeted in...

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Jan. 10, 2023

E79: The Corporation Part 1

For a period of time that spans almost the entire 1980s, an organized crime ring operated in Bakersfield. This crime syndicate consisted of a rag-tag group of friends and acquaintances. They targeted independent businesses an...

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Jan. 3, 2023

Encore: The Virgin Mary In Bakersfield

During Christmas 1984 through to the New Year, the faithful and curious alike flocked to an East Bakersfield home to view what some claimed to be that of an apparition of the Virgin Mary. This is the story about The …

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Dec. 27, 2022

Encore: Killer Santa At Denny's

In 1989, Kenneth Obney and a companion were ambushed by an assailant wearing a Santa costume in the parking lot of a Denny's restaurant in Bakersfield. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy m...

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Dec. 20, 2022

E78: The 1977 Wind & Dust Storm

"Most of Arvin blew through Bakersfield on its way to Fresno..." That's how Don Hart, the mayor of Bakersfield at the time, described the 1977 wind and dust storm. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, y...

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Dec. 13, 2022

E77: The Bobby Sox Killer

For 72 years residents have flocked to the Kern County Fairgrounds on South P Street for fun and amusement. What many people don't realize, three years before the fair moved here, this location was the site of one of Bakersf...

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Dec. 6, 2022

The Chain Bandit

In early 1960, a young man roamed the state of California robbing women at gunpoint in their own homes. He targeted homes that were for sale. Homeowners in Modesto, Fresno, and Ventura fell victim to this criminal. He eventua...

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Nov. 29, 2022

E75: Killer Cop

The investigation into the deaths of two sex workers in the mid-1980s revealed an unlikely suspect...a Kern County Sherriff's deputy. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit ...

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Nov. 22, 2022

E74: Notorious Bakersfield Shorts 3

Story 1: Monkey On The Loose In Bakersfield Story 2: Baby Boy Osborn If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Notorious V...

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Nov. 15, 2022

E73: Solved Cold Case

18-year-old Dawn Koons was murdered in 1978. It took nearly four decades to solve this crime. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation: https://www.buy...

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Nov. 8, 2022

E72: Murder In The Oaks

This 1994 murder in the upscale neighborhood of The Oaks stunned and shocked the entire city of Bakersfield. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation: ...

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Nov. 1, 2022

E71: The Bad Pastor

This sensational story from 1975 rocked an entire church congregation. If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Notorious...

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Oct. 31, 2022

E70: Trick-Or-Treat

Notorious Bakersfield brings you a special Halloween bonus episode. On this Halloween episode, you'll hear the back story to Bakersfield's Central Park ghost. Also, a story from the West London Witch! Purchase the Notorious B...

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Oct. 25, 2022

E69: Skalloween

Interview with Matt Munoz from Bakersfield's Mento Buru band. We discuss Mento Buru's 2021 EP Skalloween. Featured on this EP are two Halloween songs with Bakersfield roots-Buck Owen's "Monster's Holiday" and Ronnie Cook's "G...

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Oct. 18, 2022

E68: Notorious Bakersfield Shorts 2

Story 1: One House, Two suspicious Deaths Story 2: Baby John Doe Purchase the Notorious Bakersfield Halloween Tour here: https://halloween2022.supercast.com/ If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you ca...

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Oct. 11, 2022

E67: Kidnapped From Olive Drive

The wife of the manager of the Bank of America's Oildale branch is kidnapped in 1972. Purchase the Notorious Bakersfield Halloween Tour here: https://halloween2022.supercast.com/ If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersf...

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Oct. 4, 2022

E66: Little Joshua

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 he...

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Sept. 27, 2022

E65: James Dean's Last Ride

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 D...

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Sept. 20, 2022

Encore: Padre Hotel Murder

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 ...

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Sept. 13, 2022

E64: Notorious Bakersfield Shorts 1

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 episod...

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Sept. 6, 2022

E63: Shooting At The Coroner's Office

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 ...

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Aug. 30, 2022

E62: Stockdale Cave-In

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 coff...

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Aug. 23, 2022

E61: Twin Inuition

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, ...

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