Pretty Scary

A podcast about true crime, ghosts, aliens, and all other manner of mysterious and unexplained phenomena. Named one of Vulture’s 52 best true-crime podcasts and one of Uproxx’s top 16 true-crime podcasts. Hosted by comics Adam Tod Brown, Caitlin Cutt, and Kari Martin. Biweekly episodes released free via iTunes. Subscribe via Patreon to enjoy weekly!




Legends (Pretty Scary Platinum Classics Series)
February 8, 2019
Travel back in time and listen to Adam and Caitlin laugh about the Fyre Festival way back when it happened. Previously a Patreon-only episode, available for free for the first time!


Fyre Fest II
January 30, 2019
Adam and Caitlin discuss Netflix and Hulu’s competing Fyre Festival documentaries. Listen now!


The Watcher
January 25, 2019
Adam and Caitlin discuss a terrifying tale of home ownership in New Jersey. A Patreon Exclusive!


Celebrity Familial Deaths In Close Proximity
January 16, 2019
Adam, Caitlin, and Kari discuss famous people who died in close proximity to their children. Listen now!


When Animals Attack
January 9, 2019
Adam, Caitlin and Kari talk about some of their favorite violent animal attacks of all time. A Patreon Exclusive!


Fun Ways to Contract Flesh Eating Bacteria
January 2, 2019
Adam and Kari discuss flesh eating bacteria and all of the shockingly easy ways you can contract it. Listen now!


The Strange Death of Casey Kasem
December 19, 2018
Adam and Kari welcome special guest Shira Weiss to discuss the strange circumstances surrounding the death of radio legend Casey Kasem. Listen now!


Animal Sex
December 5, 2018
Adam, Adam and Kari discuss some of the most horrifying sex techniques from the animal kingdom. Listen now!


The Things Hiding In The Walls
November 25, 2018
Adam and Kari talk about some of the creepiest moments in “people finding random stuff in the walls of a building” history. A Patreon Exclusive!


Forrest Fenn’s Treasure
November 4, 2018
Adam, Caitlin, and Kari discuss the mystery surrounding an author who may or may not have buried millions of dollars worth of treasure someone in the United States. Listen now!


Hunt For the Skinwalker
October 28, 2018
Adam and Caitlin review the creepy UFO/paranormal/Robbie Williams documentary Hunt For The Skinwalker. A Patreon Exclusive!


Demon House
October 21, 2018
Caitlin, Adam, and Kari review the insane Zak Bagans documentary Demon House. Listen now!


The Getty Family
October 14, 2018
Adam, Kari, and Caitlin discuss the long and sordid history of the Getty family. A Patreon Exclusive!


Celebrity Stalkers
October 7, 2018
Adam, Caitlin, and Kari discuss some of the most infamous celebrity stalkers of all time. Pretty Scary boo!


The Cleveland Strangler
September 30, 2018
Adam and Caitlin discuss the documentary Unseen, which covers the insane crimes of the Cleveland Strangler. Listen gavel to gavel now! A Patreon Exclusive!


John Of God
August 29, 2018
Adam, Caitlin, and Kari discuss Oprah’s favorite faith healer, John of God. Recorded live at the Hollywood Hotel! Listen now!


The Chillicothe Six
July 25, 2018
Adam and Kari look into the mysterious disappearance of six women in Chillicothe, Ohio between May 2014 and May 2015. Listen now!


Edward Wayne Edwards (Part Two)
July 10, 2018
Adam and Kari finish up their discussion about the documentary “It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards.” A Patreon Exclusive!


Edward Wayne Edwards (Part One)
June 20, 2018
Adam and Kari look into the bizarre theory that one man was responsible for most of America’s most infamous murders of all time. The first in a two part series.


The Six Flags Haunted Castle Fire
June 6, 2018
Adam and Kari discuss one of the most tragic amusement park disasters of all-time…the Six Flags Haunted Castle Fire. A Patreon Exclusive!


Amusement Park Disasters
May 23, 2018
Adam and Kari look into some of the most harrowing amusement park ride disasters of all time. Pretty Scary Boo!


The Golden State Killer
May 9, 2018
Adam and Kari discuss the Golden State Killer and the insane story behind how he was finally caught. Listen now!


April 24, 2018
Adam and Kari welcome special guest Vanessa Gritton to discuss the most famous mythological beast of the ’90s, the Chupacabra. A Patreon Exclusive!


What Happened To Jennifer Kesse?
April 11, 2018
Adam and Kari welcome comedian Jenn Sterger to discuss the strange disappearance of Jennifer Kesse, a Florida woman who disappeared more than ten years ago and remains missing to this day. Listen now!


When Psychics Fight Crime
March 14, 2018
Kari, Caitlin and Adam talk to psychic medium Chris Medina about crimes that were solved by psychics. Adam gets a reading and Kari gets details about another Unpops host’s business. Listen now!


Creepy Cruise Ship Crimes
February 28, 2018
Adam, Caitlin, and Kari discuss some of the horrifying murders, disappearances, and hijackings that have happened aboard luxury cruise ships. A Patreon Exclusive!


Online Dates That Ended In Murder
February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day! On this episode, we talk about online dates that ended in the worst way imaginable…murder. But don’t let that keep you from finding love tonight! Pretty Scary boo!


The Smiley Face Murders
January 31, 2018
Adam, Caitlin and Kari discuss the strange case of the Smiley Face Killer and form a new lounge band with a controversial name. Pretty Scary boo! A Patreon Exclusive!


The Chicago Rippers
January 17, 2018
On this episode, we delve into one of the weirdest and most brutal crimes of the ’80s … The Chicago Rippers. Pretty Scary boo!


The Mary Celeste
January 3, 2018
Wanna hear a crazy ghost ship story? Sure you do! On this episode, Adam, Caitlin and Kari discuss the strange story and mysterious fate of the Mary Celeste. Listen now!


Crimes That Didn’t Get Enough Attention In 2017
December 20, 2017
A lot of terrible things happened in 2017. So many that a bunch of atrocities just kind of came and went in the news without much fanfare. A Patreon Exclusive!


The Beautiful Cigar Girl
December 13, 2017
Her murder is considered the prototype that kicked off the true crime genre. On this episode, we discuss the sad and mysterious death of Mary Cecelia Rodgers, aka the Beautiful Cigar Girl. Pretty Scary boo!


Lake Monsters Of America
December 6, 2017
Fun fact: America’s lakes and rivers are chock full of strange water creatures and monsters. At least several different myths, legends, and tall tales claim they are. A Patreon Exclusive!


Creepy Crimes That Happened On Thanksgiving
November 29, 2017
Just in time for the week after Thanksgiving, Adam and Kari discuss some of the creepiest (and mostly unsolved) crimes that happened on Thanksgiving day. Pretty Scary boo!


The Co-Ed Killer
November 2, 2017
Adam and Caitlin discuss the historic case of Edmund Kemper, more famously known as the Co-Ed Killer. What we learned from them changed the course of criminal investigation history forever. Pretty Scary boo!


Murders That Happened On Halloween
October 26, 2017
Adam and Kari discuss some of the most notorious crimes to ever happen on Halloween. Pretty Scary boo!


The Chicago Tylenol Murders
October 19, 2017
Guest co-host Danger Van Gorder joins Adam and Caitlin to discuss a murder case that changed the over-the-counter pharmaceutical industry forever. Pretty Scary boo!


The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire (of Cincinnati)
October 12, 2017
Adam and Kari welcome Rich Slaton and Jon Shefsky from the Criiime! Podcast to discuss a tragedy from the past and its unlikely hero. Pretty Scary boo!


A Bad Day
October 2, 2017
Adam and Caitlin set out to record an episode about famous tragedy in Cincinnati and instead just talk about the Las Vegas massacre and Tom Petty and get really sad. A Patreon Exclusive!


The ’80s Satanic Panic
September 28, 2017
Adam and Kari look back at one of the most legitimately terrifying moments in American history. A time when dozens of people went to prison based on fake claims of ritual abuse and molestation of children. It was the ’80s Satanic Panic.


On Killer Owls
September 19, 2017
True crime writer Aphrodite Jones joins Adam, Caitlin and Kari to discuss the Michael Peterson trial. Adam and Aphrodite argue about owls and it makes Kari uncomfortable. A Patreon Exclusive!


The Battle of the Lizzie Borden House
September 13, 2017
Amy Bruni and Adam Berry from the TLC show “Kindred Spirits” join Caitlin, Kari and Adam (Tod Brown) to discuss a possible haunting at the Lizzie Borden house. Listen now!


Lottery Winner Horror Stores
September 7, 2017
Adam, Caitlin and Kari discuss true tales of people who won the lottery and used the winnings to immediately ruin their own lives. A Patreon Exclusive!


There’s A Black Mirror Episode About That
August 31, 2017
The trailer for season four of Black Mirror just came out! We celebrate by talking about a few terrifying ways Black Mirror episodes happened in real life. Pretty Scary boo!


Vile Vortices
August 24, 2017
What’s the deal with anomalies in the Earth’s atmosphere that may or may not suck planes and ships into a black hole of non-existence forevermore? A Patreon Exclusive!


Concussions and the NFL
August 17, 2017
Adam, Caitlin and Kari discuss the NFL’s concussion epidemic and some of its most noteworthy victims. Pretty Scary boo!


Go Where The Ghosts Are
August 10, 2017
Tony Spera, the director of the New England Society for Psychic Research, joins Kari, Caitlin and Adam to discuss investigating the paranormal and so much more. A Patreon Exclusive!


The Life and Crimes of R. Kelly (Pt. 2)
August 3, 2017
Part two of our deep dive into the long and sordid criminal/sexual history of R&B star R. Kelly (Part one is available to Patreon subscribers only). Listen now!


The Life and Crimes of R. Kelly (Pt. 1)
July 27, 2017
Part one of our two-part exploration of R&B star R. Kelly’s long and horrifying history of alleged sexual misconduct with underage girls. A Patreon Exclusive!


The Effects Of A Nuclear Explosion
July 20, 2017
Adam and Caitlin look into what happens when a nuclear weapon explodes. Pretty Scary boo!