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The First Degree
55 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Episode 202: Isaac Aguigui, Part 2
Following soldier Deirdre Aguigui’s untimely death in July 2011, her husband Isaac becomes disenchanted with the military and government. For the next five months, Isaac and a small group of fellow soldiers spend the majority of Isaac’s $500,000 life insurance payout to get back payback. Multiple law enforcement agencies know what Isaac and his group are up to, but it’s not until two more innocent people are murdered that anyone is stopped. In episode 202, Jac, Alexis, and Billy detail how Isaac Aguigui funded and founded a militia within the Army, and how doing so led to the deaths of Tiffany York and Michael Roark.
41 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Episode 201: Isaac Aguigui, Part 1
In 2010, a soldier in her early 20s returns to the US from a deployment to Iraq - she’d been injured in a mortar attack. She and her husband settle into an apartment located on Fort Stewart, Georgia. They soon get pregnant, and are both beyond excited to be parents. But on July 17, all that excitement comes crashing down when the woman dies inside their on-base apartment. Her husband tells everyone he found her unresponsive, and that she died as a result of the injuries she sustained in Iraq. His story seems believable on the surface…until you find out how he spends the wife’s $500,000 life insurance payout. In episode 201, Jac, Alexis, and Billy detail the teenage years of Isaac Aguigui, his military career, and his marriage to Deirdre Wetzker, which ended in her death.
39 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME: PSYCHO KILLER
This week the girls and the goth discuss all of the movies inspired by real life killers, starting with the classic: Psycho. They debate audiobook gate keepers, peeing on the toilet seat, and the gloriousness of Topo Chico. Also a tangent about plane crashes!
47 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Episode 200: Melissa “Missy” Clary
A 20 year old woman escapes an abusive relationship, and moves into her own place, taking her young son along with her. She starts working at a job she loves, and focuses on providing a better life for her and her son. But just as things are starting to really look up for the woman, she’s found beaten and strangled in her South Carolina home. In episode 200, Jac, Alexis, and Billy detail the murder of Melissa “Missy” Clary, a victim of domestic violence in both life and death.
43 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME: OH DONALD!
This week the girls and the goth do a deep dark dive into Donald Duck’s possible involvement in WWII. They debate $35 beers, wooden utensils, and not throwing your trash away properly. Oh, and muppet is our new official word used to insult people!
37 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Episode 199: The Benyon Brothers
On October 21, 2020, two brothers aged in their early twenties are gunned down at their home in Wolcott, Indiana. Their bodies are discovered the next day. In the following days, police get a tip off that a 20 year old woman may know something about the shootings. When she’s interviewed, she admits to being at the scene of the crime with her boyfriend and his associate. She denies being involved in any shooting, and it soon becomes a matter of ‘he said, she said’. But the stories of the three accused don’t line up, especially when evidence emerges suggesting the alleged murders may have been planned all along. In episode 199, Jac, Alexis, and Billy detail the alleged murders of the Benyon brothers, Mathew and Daniel, at the hands of a former classmate Breann Cobb, her boyfriend Marlin Seay and another associate named Dorian Hale Jr.
48 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME: KILLED BY YOUR MAKER
This week the girls and the goth dive into all of the poor, poor inventors who were murdered by the very things they crested. They debate the two soy sauce maximum, the Mexican Pizza, and the concept of a table soup. Plus, how much is too much cheese?
57 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Episode 198: Matthew Kelly
On December 12, 2021, a 34 year old Kansas man is arrested on a misdemeanor count of property damage. As fate would have it, the man’s cellmate is a family friend who fronts him half the money to pay his bond. On the night of the 13th, the 34 year old man is released from jail. Less than three hours later, his body is found in the back of a truck - he’d been brutally murdered. In episode 198, Jac, Alexis, and Billy dig in to the murder of Matthew Kelly and try to make sense of why anyone wanted him dead.
48 minutes | May 26, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME: I VANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD
This week the girls and the goth put their fangs in and dive into the dark history of Dracula! They debate charcuterie vending machines, binging TV shows, and the word moist. And real question: was Dracula hot or nah?
55 minutes | May 25, 2022
Episode 197: Marie "Lisa" Peak, Part 2
In December 1975, Lisa Peak helps authorities bring down John Carmody, the head of a sex trafficking extortion ring. By September 1976, Lisa, now 19 years old, is starting to move on with her life. She moves into the dorms for her sophomore year at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Two days later, she’s found dead. The obvious suspect is Carmody, but he’s still behind bars, so authorities look into the possibility that Lisa’s murder is connected to the unsolved murders of 14 year old Valerie Klossowsky and 18 year old Julie Benning. In episode 197, Jac, Alexis, and Billy pore through the details of all three murders and try to figure out if they’re connected.
41 minutes | May 19, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME: QUEEN FOR A DAY
This week the girls and the goth learn all about Henry VIII’s 6 wives (victims) and all of his bizarre medieval gaslighting. They debate bartender gatekeeping, iced water vs room temp, and if it’s an abomination for servers to call tap water “sink water”. Fun fact: did you know catfishing was invented in the 1500s?
43 minutes | May 18, 2022
Episode 196: Marie “Lisa” Peak, Part 1
In the fall of 1975, Lisa Peak is a freshman journalism student at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa when she is trapped into a sex trafficking extortion ring run by a sick and twisted man named John Carmody. After months of abuse, Lisa goes to the police and helps secure a conviction against him. With Carmody behind bars, Lisa tries to move on with her life - she decides to write a book about her experiences and she re-enrolls at Wartburg. But only one day after she moves into the all girls dorm, Lisa goes missing. In episode 196, Jac, Alexis, and Billy examine Marie “Lisa” Peak’s disappearance and her time as a member of John Carmody’s “Family”.
45 minutes | May 12, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME: DOH!
This week the girls and the goth learn about all the wild predictions The Simpsons made throughout the years. They debate unpacking your suitcase right away, nacho cheese, and judging people by their book covers. PLUS! Is "you're not cool" the best dig ever?
53 minutes | May 11, 2022
Episode 195: Terror Begins at Home, Part 2
In part one, our first degree Katie shared harrowing details of her relationship with her ex boyfriend Ryan, and the abuse and escalating violence she experienced first hand. By the time she left him, Katie was convinced that Ryan had the ability to kill... and she was right. In episode 195, Jac, Alexis and Billy learn what happened after Katie escaped this relationship, the victims who came after her, and the senseless murder that sent shockwaves through Mansfield and Ashland Ohio.
41 minutes | May 5, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME- WHAT'S IN THE BAG, NAPOLEON?
This week, the girls and the goth discuss espresso martinis, unsolicited guitar playing, and the magic of dueling piano bars. Also! A short talk about the Napoleon complex. Plus! Oops, we blew up your car!
56 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 194: Terror Begins at Home, Part 1
Fifty seven women each month are shot and killed by intimate partners in America. An additional one million women in America have survived being shot by an intimate partner. How do we stop these perpetrators, and how can we avoid getting into relationships with them? The short answer is--We can’t. What we can do is educate ourselves in what behaviors to look out for, which is exactly the purpose of today’s episode. In episode 194, Jac, Alexis and Billy talk to Katie, a woman who survived one of these relationships, getting out of it just in the knick of time. And while she made it out alive, not everyone in this story did.
48 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME- ALIEN AUTOPSY
This week the girls and the goth explore UFO conspiracies and one of the most popular extraterrestrial snuff films of all time. They debate joint Facebook accounts, estate sales, and geese. Plus Catfishing tips!
57 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Episode 193: Mass Murderer John Doe, Part 2
We conclude with part 2 of our story about the attention-hungry mass murderer who ruined and stole the lives of so many in his pursuit of name recognition and infamy.
50 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
BONUS: KILLING TIME- FESTIVAL FAILZ
This week the girls and the goth go down the rabbit hole of the biggest festival disaster of all time. They debate Eric Church bailing on his job to watch college basketball, Coachella 2022, and talking on speaker phone while going #2. QOTD: do you pull your pants down to your ankles when you go to the bathroom?
50 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Episode 192: Mass Murderer John Doe, Part 1
On April 23, 2018, a 25 year old man commits the worst mass murder in Canadian history since 1989 by driving a Chevy cargo van down busy sidewalks and streets in the business district of Toronto, striking anyone and everything in his path. In less than 10 minutes, the man takes the lives of 10 innocent victims, and severely injures 16 more. In episode 192, Jac, Alexis, and Billy discuss the Toronto Van Attack, and how one man’s actions left an entire city traumatized.
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