This Is Actually Happening
154: What if your mom was murdered by a serial killer?
May 5, 2020 · 46 min
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“I had total grief and sadness and fear and also just disbelief that it happened. But it’s different when you lose somebody who hurt you.”

Producers: Whit Missildine

Content/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, murder, explicit language

Today’s episode featured Nova Reeves. To find out more about Nova, you can Google her article on the death penalty in the Tacoma Tribune. You can hear her reading poetry on YouTube by searching for Quiet Lightning. You can also get a copy of her zine by emailing her directly at

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Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

Music Bed: “Union Flow” - Spuntic

Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro

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