2 brand-new episodes of International Infamy with Ashley Flowers, available now on Spotify!
Last week’s episode traveled to a small Indonesian village called Aman Damai, which translated means peace and tranquility. However, in 1997 the discovery of a woman’s body in a sugarcane field shattered that illusion. Upon unearthing dozens more victims, authorities identified the man responsible, Ahmad Suradji, who killed in a haunting attempt to unlock supernatural powers, performing various disturbing rituals over the span of 10+ years on numerous victims. Although the black magic killer’s rituals have concluded, many question whether all of his victims were found or if he obtained the powers he was after…
- Listen to “INDONESIA: The Black Magic Killer”: HERE
○ Description: In 1997, people in the small town of Aman Damai unearthed a woman’s body in a sugarcane field. It was clear she’d been murdered — and she’d last been spotted visiting the local shaman. As authorities dug deeper, they learned that the woman was only the latest victim of a prolific serial killer.
Today’s newest episode explores the tragic case of missing 9-week-old baby Azaria Chamberlain, a case made famous by a film starring Meryl Streep called “A Cry in the Dark.” In 1980, Lingy and Michael Chamberlain set out on a family camping trip to the Australian Outback. All was well until the campground was stunned by the screams of a baby, Azaria Chamberlain. After many unsuccessful searches for the baby, Lingy became the prime suspect in the eyes of the public. Ashley Flowers dives into one of Australia’s most infamous trials, dissecting the intriguing story and getting to the bottom of whether a dingo truly got her baby.
- Listen to “AUSTRALIA: The Dingo’s Got My Baby”: HERE
○ Description: A family camping trip in 1980 ended with a cry that became a punchline, and a mother accused of murder. It would take three decades for the Australian government to acknowledge what Lindy Chamberlain had been saying all along — that her nine-week-old daughter Azaria had been killed by dingoes. But in that time, the shoddy investigation and sensational media coverage ensured there was more than one victim in this case.
In International Infamy, Ashley explores international cases for the first time, breaking down interesting and high-profile crimes from a foreign country in each episode, while sharing the twists and turns of the case and also exploring the cultural details that make the stories unique. Ashley has demonstrated her ability to tap into the mystery and history genres with her existing Parcast podcasts (Supernatural, Very Presidential), and in this new show, she continues her passion for true crime but with an international twist.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL INFAMY:
International Infamy with Ashley Flowers is the first Spotify podcast to launch day in date across the USA, Mexico, and Brazil. Every episode, Ashley will break down interesting and high profile crimes from a foreign country, sharing the twists and turns of the case while also exploring the cultural details that make the stories unique. Ashley has demonstrated her ability to tap into the mystery and history genres with her existing Parcast podcasts (Supernatural, Very Presidential), and in this new show, she returns to true crime but with an international twist.
Every few decades, there is a crime that rocks the entire country – the Lindbergh kidnapping, the Manson Family Murders, OJ Simpon, etc. – and these infamous stories have become part of America’s cultural DNA. Every country around the world has at least (1) case of this nature, some of which are almost too shocking to believe, and International Infamy will explore (15) different crimes from (15) different countries, including: in France, a conman whose charade ends in mass murder. In Mexico, a masked wrestler turned serial killer. In Iceland, six people confess to a murder that never actually happened. And more.
ABOUT ASHLEY FLOWERS:
Ashley Flowers is the Founder & CEO of audiochuck, a female-focused podcast network. In addition to her work executive producing and hosting audiochuck shows, she also hosts Supernatural and Very Presidential for Parcast. Ashley was born and raised in the midwest and has been true-crime obsessed since birth. She grew up with aspirations of becoming a detective and solving cold cases, and ultimately went to college at Arizona State University to study biomedical research. After college, she got a job doing genetics research at the University of Notre Dame. She eventually moved into software sales, and was working at a local software company in Indiana when she was drawn to the idea of working back in her original passion, and began producing podcasts.