Just two Minnesota madams musing over the macabre.

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Welcome to the Premeditated Podcast!

Are you a true crime fan looking for your next fascinating fix? Tired of Ted and bored with BTK? Slow your roll and search no more, we have the perfect podcast to pacify your penchant for the perturbing. Each episode is baked to gruesome goodness using only the most intriguing ingredients; a base of bloodlust, a dab of degeneracy and a sprinkle of scintillation all murderously mixed to create a killer true crime casserole. Have a seat at the table, if you're brave and able, pull up a chair if you dare. Dibs on that dish, it smells delicious! Tuck in and taste the sin, supper is about to get real suspicious...


Thursday Jun 22, 2023

In 1982, a young single mother, Jerilyn Towers, went missing after an evening spent at a local bar. When police started to question a man named James (Jimmy) Hicks who was thought to be involved, another missing woman's case came to light... and the crimes wouldn't stop then or there.

Thursday May 04, 2023

In October 1990, Pittsfield, Massachusetts was a small, quiet town where everyone knew everyone, neighbors didn't lock their doors, and kids were free to bike and walk everywhere no matter the time of day. Within hours, that all changed with the disappearance of 12 year old Jimmy Bernardo. The weeks following the disappearance were heartbreaking, and when the perpetrator was finally captured 4 years later, the horrific details of his crimes and eventual plan came to light. 

The Alligator Man - Joe Ball

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

In the 1930s, a man named Joe Ball ruled Elmendorf, Texas. "Joe's Place" was a hoppin' spot- not just becuase beautiful women served beer and liquor, but because there was a giant alligator pit in the back where visitors were entertained by cruel alligator shows. 
Over the course of a decade, patrons noticed many attractive female employees coming and going from the tavern, with little to no explanation when they left. Was Joe a man who liked to keep the workforce fresh and new, or could something more sinister be afoot?

Thursday Apr 06, 2023

The early 1900s in Missouri ("Missour-a", as Kate says) was a weird time. But nothing was quite as weird as Bertha Gifford. Between 1906 and 1928, Bertha portrayed herself as a helpful nurse, when in fact, she was poisoning her patients- including at least 17 men, women and children. Nobody was safe from her "tonics", but despite her best efforts, her cruel charades would end in 1928. 

Thursday Mar 23, 2023

On May 13, 2008, Brandon Swanson was celebrating the end of his spring semester with friends at parties in various small towns in rural Minnesota. Shortly after leaving a house party around midnight on May 14th, Brandon's car became stuck in a ditch, and he called his parents for help. What happened over the next several hours is confusing and has led to various theories over the years, but at the end of those theories, we are still left with a missing young man 15 years later. 

Monday Nov 07, 2022

In 1988 and 1989, a maniac was hunting at-risk women in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Leaving a trail of horror in his wake, at the end of the spree, 9 women were dead, and 2 more were missing. Did this killer get caught? Stop on his own? Get imprisoned? Or move to Portugal and start his murdering spree all over?

Olive and Burle Bramhall

Monday Oct 31, 2022

Monday Oct 31, 2022

In August 1978, Olive and Burle Bramhall were settling in for the evening in their home near Seattle when their lives were cut short by a senseless act of violence. Nearly as bad as the crime itself is the complete and utter failure of the system meant to help and protect the mentally ill.

Friday Oct 14, 2022

In March of 1960, Frances, Mildred and Lillian wanted a break from the hustle and bustle of Chicago housewife life, and slipped away for a gals weekend near the Illinois State Park of Starved Rock. Within moments of arriving at their hotel, the women disappeared, never to be seen alive again. This is another case of an investigation that was less than acceptable and a conviction that may have missed the mark.

Tetyana “Tanya” Nikitina

Friday Sep 30, 2022

Friday Sep 30, 2022

On January 29, 2010, Tanya Nikitina was just leaving her job as a preschool teacher, when shots were fired, and her life was cut short. Her ex mother-in-law was arrested for the murder, and the strange explanations for the killing have evolved over the years.

Friday Sep 23, 2022

June 12, 1977 was a dark day at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma. That night, while nestled safely in their tent on the first night of sleepaway Girl Scout camp, Lori Farmer, Michelle Guse, and Doris Milner were brutally assaulted and murdered. While the case has been closed- just in the last year- many questions still remain. 

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