Jan. 14, 2021

Episode 66 True Crime: The Murder of Faith Hedgepeth and the Story of the Most Hated Woman in America

This week we cover stories based on Matt James’ premiere episode!

Bachelor Matt James is originally from North Carolina, so Megan covers the story of the unsolved murder of Faith Hedgepeth. Faith was an Indigenous college student at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. We also talk about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis that both the United States and Canada are currently facing. This case is unsolved, there is a $40,000 reward available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Faith Hedgepeth. If you have information about this case, call the Chapel Hill Police Department (919) 969-2001, or the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, (800) 334-3000. (Story starts at 14:27).

During the premiere of The Bachelor, we saw Matt James lead his opening speech to the women with a prayer. Bachelor Nation had mixed feelings about the forced religious participation.

This week we cover a case that starts with a prayer and ends with murder. Madalyn Murray O'hair is known as the most hated woman in America after she sued Baltimore Public Schools for forcing her son to recite the Lord’s Prayer in school. Madalyn went on to form the Atheists of America, gaining fame and money, money that someone else wanted to take from her and her family. (Story starts at 51:05).

We also address the acts of domestic terrorism taken out on the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

Links discussed in the episode:

Episode 20 - Peaches and Cherries Doe (More info on Parabon NanoLabs)

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Crime Stoppers (If you have info on Faith Hedgepeth's Murder) 

Urban Indian Health Institute Toolkit - More info on MMIWG

Crime and Crime Again Podcast (she covers many MMIWG cases!)

Promo: 3 Spooked Girls

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