Episodes

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....par…

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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 a…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 bizar…

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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 nationw…

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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 h…

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Aug. 16, 2022

E60: Hart Park Plane Crash

On August 16, 1986, a Kern County Sherrif's Office Search & Rescue aircraft crashed in Hart Park. Killed were 46-year-old Douglas…

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Aug. 9, 2022

E59: The Sledgehammer Murders

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…

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Aug. 5, 2022

Coming Aug. 9th: The Sledgehammer Murders

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

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Aug. 2, 2022

Encore: Torie Lynn Knapp

A parole board recommended parole for a convicted murderer. In 2001 Torie Lynn Knapp was brutally stabbed to death by her then 15…

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July 19, 2022

E58: The Wickersham Heist

An organized crime ring burglarized the Wickersham Jewelry store in downtown Bakersfield in 1964. This is that story. If you'd l…

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July 12, 2022

E57: The Bakersfield Eight

An airplane carrying the Cal Poly Univesity football team crashed on takeoff from a Toldeo, OH area airport. Eight players on th…

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July 5, 2022

E56: 24 Years Of Hell

Glenda Crosley killed her husband Sam by running him down with her car. She claimed spousal abuse as justification for this crime…

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June 28, 2022

E55: Deadly Pizza Delivery

Tony Azevedo was murdered in 1996 while delivering pizzas for Pizzaville USA. This is his story. If you'd like to support the Not…

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June 21, 2022

E54: Trial Of The Century

In 1961, Spade Cooley, a Country Music star, brutally murdered his wife in Willow Springs near Tehachapi. His murder trial in Bak…

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June 14, 2022

E53: Death Of A Businessman

Tom Dertinger called his wife Barbara on the afternoon of January 10, 1986. He told Barbara he was leaving his office to run some…

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June 7, 2022

E52: Murder On Rosewood Avenue

When Jimmy and Sharon kissed their mother Patricia Leard goodbye on their way out the door for school on September 5, 1978, that …

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May 31, 2022

E51: Melee At Juvenile Court

On May 7, 1954, a domestic dispute turned deadly at the Kern County Juvenile Court building. Two people died and two others were …

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May 24, 2022

E50: The Mysterious Murder Of Jack Downing

Jack Downing's abandoned station wagon was found near the KERN Radio station on June 4, 1975. His body was found later that even…

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May 17, 2022

E49: Murdered Over $2.50

The California Relief Administration (SRA) was the precursor to what today we know as the Employment Development Department. In 1…

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May 10, 2022

E48: Terror On Country Club Drive

Bill and Dorothy Gutierrez were having marital problems. The terror that took place in their Country Club Drive home on October 9…

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May 8, 2022

Update: Sergio Venegas

Here's an update regarding Episode 38: The Supermarket Rapist. Purchase the Notorious Bakersfield Friday The 13th audio tour here…

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May 3, 2022

E46: Al Robins: The Snake Man

Al "The Snake Man" Robbins entertained Bakersfield area school children for nearly five decades. The magician used live snakes to…

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