Crimes of the BasquelandsExplicit

by Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho

Crimes of the Basquelands is yet another true crime podcast, but here's the twist, all of the crimes covered are related to The Basque Country. Did it happen in The Basque Country? Was there a Basque person or a Basque descendant involved? We'll cover it all. Join Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho (Bilbao "adoptees") as they chat about these crimes with some link, however tenuous, to The Basque Country. Ongi Etorri (welco ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Finger Food

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    Finger Food

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    In this episode, Julie and Douglas are back in the USA. In 2005, a shocking incident at a fast-food chain involving a supposed gruesome discovery in a chili dish led to widespread media attention and significant financial repercussions for the company. This is not a tale for the squeamish!

  • Txikisode 8

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    Txikisode 8

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    In our 8th instalment of one of our favourite formats, this Txikisode includes an update on a gruesome suitcase that was discussed in a previous episode. Also, we go through a family accident in San Francisco CA; a weird casino scam in Biscay and Alava; human trafficking in San Sebastian and not to be left behind, even Pamplona features in today's episode to include all four Basque capitals in the southern Basque Country. Come discover what the good and the bad people have been up to, and all the weird ways they connect to the Basque Country.

  • Martín De Alzaga

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    Martín De Alzaga

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    This week, Douglas tells a historical story set in what was to become Argentina in the 1800's and a Basque businessman who played an important role in its early development.

  • Txikisode 7

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    Txikisode 7

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    In our compact Txikisodes, Julie and Douglas tag-team to serve up quick doses of recent crime stories either unfolding in the Basque Country or intricately connected to it. This week, Julie and Douglas discuss a road rage shooting in Texas, a selection of crimes that happened during Fiestas in the Basque Country, a mysterious and shocking case involving a body inside a suitcase in Bilbao and more... Content Warning: Discussions of violent crime

  • The Death of Irene Garza (Part 2)

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    The Death of Irene Garza (Part 2)

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    Irene Garza, a young schoolteacher and beauty queen from McAllen, Texas, mysteriously vanished in 1960 after attending confession at a local church. If you haven't already, be sure to listen to Part One for the full context of this gripping two-episode saga. In Part Two, hosts Julie and Douglas continue to unravel the complexities surrounding Irene's case. The discovery of her lifeless body days later exposed a disturbing crime that remained unsolved for decades. Join us as we delve into the aftermath, exploring the impact on McAllen and the challenges faced in seeking resolution and closure for Irene Garza's tragic fate. Content Warning: this episode discusses sexual assault, gender violence and child sexual abuse