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In the Red Clay

Author: Imperative Entertainment

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Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. A chance meeting one spring day unravels the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way.

"A wild tale of moonshine, murder, and mayhem" - Vulture

2021 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Limited Series

26 Episodes
Our team recently discovered a map left by Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. We weren’t planning on this… and we weren’t prepared for what we discovered.   Join us as we tell the incredible story of Birt, and uncover secrets that have been buried deep in the red Georgia clay for over a half century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Host Sean Kipe digs into the story of Justin Gaines, who went missing in the early morning hours of November 2, 2007, after walking out of a popular nightclub on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. He was never seen again. The investigation into Gaines' disappearance quickly went cold and remained so until 2015, when a man confessed to taking part in his murder. Though this detailed confession described what happened to Justin Gaines, who was involved, and where his body was placed, no arrest has ever been made.    Join Sean as he looks to find out what really happened to Justin Gaines and tries to make sense of the still ongoing investigation.   Listen to the show now: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A chance meeting in a small farm town uncovers never-before-revealed stories and secrets of one man, Billy Sunday Birt. In the Red Clay is a 12-episode series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The legend of Billy Sunday Birt still hangs over a small Georgia town. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The devastating murder of a public official sets in motion the beginning of a new criminal enterprise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A teenager has a front row seat to the inner workings of his father... and the newly formed “Dixie Mafia”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The law believes they have their man. But can they catch him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
To find the truth, you must dig deep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
By 1973, no one is safe from Billy Birt's Dixie Mafia. Not even family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Keep your friends close. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A major break comes in a highly publicized murder case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On the brink of execution, Billy writes a series of letters to his son while on Death Row. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Billy Birt repents for the sins of his life, and tries to make things right. But is he too late? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The discovery of new information on a 47-year-old murder case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Redemption is hard to come by, but worth its weight in gold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sean revisits Stoney at the distillery after receiving a phone call from him claiming there was much more to tell.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In early February of 2022, law enforcement officials in Boone, North Carolina made national headlines when they announced that a 50-year-old unsolved triple homicide case had been closed - with the help of none other than former “Dixie Mafia” member Billy Wayne Davis. The 1972 murders of Bryce, Virginia and 18-year-old Bobby Durham was one of the most notorious cases in the state’s history, one surrounded by numerous theories and conspiracies. Davis’ admission that he was present on the night of the murders is only part of the story of what really happened.  IN THE RED CLAY – DURHAM is a brand new 6-episode second season of the award-winning series detailing the case of the Durham family murders from 1972 to present day and features interviews with enforcement officials, investigators, and family members of the victims and the killers. Make sure to binge Season 1 to catch-up and don't miss the premiere of season 2 on November 21, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Host Sean Kipe looks into the details of a 50-year-old unsolved triple homicide as details come to light that finally close the case. Billy Sunday Birt and Georgia’s “Dixie Mafia” are held responsible, but is that the whole story? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Stoney discusses why he feels his father was not responsible for the Durham murders. In fact, he questions whether it was the "Dixie Mafia" at all.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (55)

Farjiya Jannat Mim


Apr 19th


Married a 13 year old, had aan affair with an 13/14/15???? year old, but calling it "his reputation with women". Nice try podcasters🤮🤮🤮, please call a spade a spade.

Dec 6th

Kate Myers

This is nuts! Alibiing yourself from one set of murders by proving you committed another? Wild.

Oct 27th

Aakash Amanat

In the Red Clay" is a captivating and thought-provoking podcast that delves deep into the rich and complex history of the American South, particularly focusing on the unique cultural, social, and historical aspects of the region. This podcast provides a platform for exploring the multifaceted narratives that have shaped the South over the years, from its Indigenous roots to the arrival of European settlers, the tumultuous era of slavery and the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the modern challenges and opportunities that the region faces. Hosted by a team of passionate and knowledgeable experts, "In the Red Clay" takes its listeners on a journey through time, uncovering untold stories and shedding light on often-overlooked aspects of Southern history.

Oct 25th

Rhonda Monroe

I loved it! True crime is my favorite thing. Heard about your podcast from my Southern Fried True Crime group. they said it was great and you did not disappoint. Matter of fact, I'm listening a second time. I love this amazing story! Thank you.

Oct 17th

Dorian C. Schiefelbein

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Jan 6th

Chris Latty

So he decided he had to shoot the horse himself but not Otis?? make sense of that...

Oct 8th

Kate Myers

Really wonderful storytelling. Well balanced on many ethical and human points. So glad Stoney chose you to tell his story. Would have been an absolute shame to go undocumented for the future. Excellent job.

Nov 12th

Joseph Gill

Cool podcast, but didn’t bring anything positive to my life. Not into glorifying the life of a killer. It’s about like glorifying the nazis.

Sep 26th
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James Shephard

Absolutely amazing ! After listening to the final episode I am considering listening to the whole podcast again . 10/10 👍

Sep 22nd

Laura Kirkman Neal

This is one of the very best podcasts I have listened to. Such a remarkable story!

Jul 31st


fantastic podcast ❤

May 25th
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aimee hoecker

well done! I will never forget this podcast.

Apr 30th


Definitely one of the best I've ever listened to. Thank you!

Mar 26th

Wendy McRoy

loved it!!!! What a life and story!

Mar 24th

Marcell Davis

Loved this podcast!

Mar 19th

Jon Walsh

This is one of the best podcasts I have ever heard and I have listened to a lot.

Feb 1st

Stacey Stuart Russom

Loved every moment. The best.

Jan 15th

will hanley

The story, writing and narrative are absolutely tremendous. This is a fantastic podcast.

Jan 5th

Lori Best

Excellent podcast! Thanks for sharing this back story of the Dixie Mafia. I grew up hearing about it and even knowing "associated people". It is great hearing about the OGs. Very interesting. Fascinating!

Dec 29th