S2Ep03 Poveglia Island

In the third episode of Hot Tea & Cold Cases – Frosty Hauntings the girls will dive into Poveglia Island. This island is known for hundreds of years worth of death, decay, and torture. No wonder it is sometimes referred to as ‘Hell’. Join us as we discuss all of the horrific history and some ghostly tales of a sadistic doctor. Listen as Alexa tells stories of her childhood, Ali question just why Alexa tries to start the episode in song, and much more ridiculousness from these two best friends. Tune in, pour yourself a cup of hot tea (or possibly some wine produced on the fertile soil of Poveglia island), and settle in for this ghostly episode.

Where have we been?

Hello our wonderful true crime and paranormal lovers! Some of you may be wondering where have we been for the past month? Well.. let us tell you.

First, Alexa got married!! Can you believe it? We can’t! Basically it was a magical fairy tale filled with love and lots of dancing. We spent the entire week leading up to the wedding preparing and having girls time – it was so much fun! We even did face masks and Alexa’s little sister’s mask made her look like handsome Squidward (I know you know).

Then the happy couple jetted off on their honeymoon where they spent a few nights in Florida (yes in Disney World AND Harry Potter World)… Then they took an amazing cruise to the Bahamas.

Alexa clearly takes resort wear seriously. Also they may or may not have feared for their lives on multiple occasions due to extreme lightning storms – be we AREN’T going to talk about it.

So, while Alexa and her new husband were living their best lives on the ocean drinking about 3 margaritas a day, swimming and catching some sun, you might be wondering… What was Ali doing during this time?

Well… she got new glasses? Safety first, kids, always wear a seat belt.


Be sure to tune in, pour yourself a hot cup of tea, wrap yourself in a blanket, and get ready to listen to one of our most gruesome cases covered thus far. Check in on our social media accounts for hints and episode reveals.

We missed you all and can’t wait to get back into podcasting!

Until next time…
Ali & Alexa

Break Time…


You may have noticed we did not post a podcast last week… Unfortunately we will not be posting a new podcast until August 21st!

Why, you might ask?

Well… ALEXA GOT MARRIED!!! Considering that one half on the dynamic duo of Hot Tea & Cold Cases is having the time of her life on her honeymoon… the girls are unable to record and post content while she is out.

We are sad to have to take a break from podcasting for a while… but when we come back we want our listeners to expect great content from here on out! Also keep up to date with our social media accounts because we plan to have some S p O o K y surprises in store for the month of October.

If you are craving some more content from us, be sure to listen to our first installment of Hot Tea & Cold Cases – Frosty Hauntings, as well as any previous podcast you might have missed. We are now on Apple Music, Google Play, and Spotify!

Until next time –
Ali and Alexa

Introducing… Hot Tea & Frosty Hauntings

Hello Hot Tea & Cold Cases family! We hope you have been enjoying our cold case series thus far. We are very excited to announce that after a few conversations on topics and passions we are interested in pursuing on this podcast – we have decided to create a sub-series for our podcast titled Hot Tea & Frosty Hauntings. This sub-series will feature all things haunted and spooky! Motivation for this podcast has come from the dynamic of Ali loving all things scary and Halloween and Alexa interested and intrigued by the spook but also deathly afraid (HA HA get it.. deathly). We hope to build an audience of current listeners interested in learning more about all things paranormal as well as attract new followers. Not to fret for our die hard true crime fans that couldn’t care less about the paranormal – we will continue to record podcasts dedicated to true crime cold cases, but we will add this sub-series for a little extra flair.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns – in the meantime – stay excited for our first episode of Hot Tea & Cold Cases – Frosty Hauntings sub-series that will premier next Wednesday (July 24th)!


Ali & Alexa

Sorry for the delay…

Hi everyone! We are sorry to share that we will not be uploading a podcast this week. Due to technical difficulties (Alexa getting sick) we are unable to upload on our regular schedule.

Don’t worry, we will be uploading our episode on Dian Fossey Wednesday the 17th! Be sure to tune in to hear about her amazing work and untimely death.

Thank you for being understanding and we look forward to everyone tuning in next week!


Ali & Alexa

Meet the Girls

Hi! We are the voices behind the podcast: Hot Tea & Cold Cases. We became friends in 2010, our freshman year of high school – the year when Angry Birds was downloaded on everyone’s iPod touch, Glee was in full swing, and we were fully convinced we were going to become Youtube famous. Unfortunately for us, our Youtube careers of Dance Dares did not take off – so we decided to try our hand at podcasting almost 10 years later.

We instantly connected as friends that loved to eat junk food and play Call of Duty (Zombies obviously) for almost 18 hours straight – NOT an exaggeration. Our friendship maintained strong during those four years of high school, and almost every weekend we would have sleepovers alternating houses. Long story short, as cool as we may seem now, we were NOT popular in high school – but the people that weren’t popular in high school always tend to be the most popular OUT of high school… right?

We then started college after graduating high school in 2014. Thankfully, we both graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in 2018 in fields we love! Alexa is happily engaged and working in her field of study, and Ali is currently pursuing Master’s degrees and working in her field of study.

We both love animals, music, dancing, laughing, and coffee. We ultimately decided to start podcasting because 1. We think we are absolutely hilarious and 2. We can talk about one topic for days on end – so naturally, a podcast seemed like a good hobby to get into. We both are super interested in crime, mysteries and ghost stories, so we decided the best topic for us to talk about would be cold cases because in one way or another, we decided we could fit those topics into our theme.

Always feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions! Get to know us more by tuning into our podcasts and get a taste of our personalities and humor.

Oh, did we mention that we LOVE coffee?

Welcome to Hot Tea & Cold Cases

Hi! Welcome to our podcast: Hot Tea & Cold Cases with Ali and Alexa. You might be wondering who we are – basically we are just two best friends that want to talk about some cold cases and have a good time. We are not professionals but we have a lot of fun and learn a lot and hope you will too!

Follow us on Twitter and tune in on June 19th – 7:00 PM MDT for our first podcast!