EPISODE 4: A VERY CONSENSUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Host: Wendy Fink
Guests: Marcus Rayford, Laura Huddleston, Steph Jurusz, Ally Baumlin
Foley Artist: Marcus Rayford
Chimney Fire: ReignSamba
Wendy and Marcus begin the episode asking “When you hear Baby, It’s Cold Outside, which version do you hear?”
Steph Jurusz (a published essayist and cultural critic with her master’s degree in non-fiction writing), Laura Huddleston (a history teacher with a masters in education and a bachelors in secondary education for history), and Ally Baumlin (a Christmas geek and nerd with a 10+ years background working behind the scenes for musical theatre) come on the show to discuss the following topics:
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside
The Saddest Christmas Song
The Best & Worst Christmas Songs
The Satisfaction of the Clicks
© 2018 Wendy “The Wendy Variety” Fink
Loving Landis Episode 1
Content warnings include both murder and suicide.
This episode features a re-enactment, a memorial, and a mystery.
Southern and McClintock in Tempe, Arizona.
A murder-suicide allegedly over a love triangle.
What type of monster would murder a loving father of 4 who was successful at his job and who was always there for his friends?
…and what is the host’s connection to this case?
If you or a loved one are struggling with mental wellness, there are confidential resources available in every conversation medium possible (phone, text, in-app, etc.) Hell, reach out to someone you trust or reach out to a kind stranger on the Internet. You are not alone. There is a resource for every situation. Do your research and know that you don’t have to be the one struggling in for you to reach out. You can reach out on someone else’s behalf. You can even call a suicide hotline to ask for help on how to help a loved one who might be suicidal and they’ll give you advice.
Written by Wendy Fink and Ally Baumlin
Directed by Ally Baumlin
Edited by Ally Baumlin, Wendy Fink, Chris Fink, and Marcus Rayford
Music: Court and Page by Silent Partner
Roommate: Ken Baumlin
Eddie: Sebastian Maldonado
Medical Examiner: Robert Wyatt
911 Operator: Wendy Fink
Neighbor Calling 911: Ally Baumlin
Praying Neighbor: Kayla Rochelle
Reassuring Neighbor: Melissa Van Slyke
Police Officer: Marcus Rayford
Audio Library on YouTube
Doorbell: Tim Kahn
Gunshots: Morgan Purkis
Outgoing Ring: Noise Collector
Footsteps on Carpet: Martian
Footsteps on Concrete: Inspector J
Running Footsteps on Carpet: Shall555
Loud Running: Dersuperanton
Narrow Street Steps: Eelke
Dorm Door Opening: Pagan Cow
Creaky Door: Saturday Sound Guy
Door Open/Close: Amholma
Door Open/Close: Sounds For Him
Door Thud: Hitrison
Door Lock: Corpocracy
Falling Down: Cinevid
Police Siren: Fatlane
Helicopter: Nina Foletti
Old Phone Pickup: Coldwell W.
Written by Wendy Fink
Directed by Wendy Fink
Edited by Wendy Fink, Ally Baumlin, Chris Fink, and Marcus Rayford
Music: Passing Time by Kevin MacLeod
Narrator: Wendy Fink
Eddie: Sebastian Maldonado
Rosalee: Viridiana Ramirez
Edna: Akela Danovich
Amanda: Yadira Trevino Perez
Rachel: Ryleigh Alfonso
Nicole: Andria Cerrone
Amalia: Ceci Velasquez
Kate: Sydney Sivils
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides Spanish-speaking counselors, as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It is only available in the United States. A 24-hour an Online Chat in partnership with Contact USA is also available.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. This is for the United States. If you’re in another country, there are resources for you, as well. You’re not alone. Help is out there.
EPISODE POSTING SCHEDULE
12/16/2018 – NOW AVAILABLE!
Loving Landis: A Cautionary Tale of Unrequited Obsession (E1) A Re-Enactment and a Memorial
The Wendy Variety Podcast (E4) A Misogynistic Christmas Special
Loving Landis: A Cautionary Tale of Unrequited Obsession (E2) A Recap and An Interview with The Murderer’s Mother
The Wendy Variety Podcast (E4 – TBD)