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94 - Unsolved Mysteries (Review)
Nov 4 • 47 min
As we recovered from our candy coma, we binged the classic show Unsolved Mysteries. Today, we’re talking a little bit about the history of the show and what we love about it (along with some fun facts!) Email: [email protected] Website:…
93 - More Scary Stories to Tell on a Podcast
Oct 30 • 47 min
Happy Halloween! Today (on the last episode of Spooktober 2019), we’re having some fun with another scary stories/creepypasta episode! We hope you all have a safe, happy, and mostly spooky Halloween! Email: [email protected] Website:…
92 - Church Of Satan
Oct 28 • 39 min
If the title of the episode has you concerned, that is the perfect reason to tune in! We’re talking about the Church of Satan which is both not a religion and does not exist to worship and give sacrifices to the antichrist. We cover the history of the…
91 - The Beast of Jersey
Oct 23 • 62 min
What is Spooktober if we don’t discuss one of the scariest cases of all time? The Beast of Jersey terrified the Bailiwick of Jersey for over 10 years, silently breaking into his victim’s homes, dragging them out of their beds by their necks, and…
90 - Richard Ramirez
Oct 21 • 85 min
It’s been a minute since we tackled a true crime heavy hitter but we’re delivering this Spooktober with the Night Stalker himself, Richard Ramirez! Ramirez was a seasoned criminal by the time he started murdering women in California in the 1980s. We talk…
89 - Fast Zombies vs. Slow Zombies
Oct 16 • 46 min
We’re addressing one of the most hotly discussed topics in horror pop culture: fast zombies vs. slow zombies. We talk about how the similar and different, movies that feature each, and the history of real zombies. Email: [email protected] Website:…
88 - The Murder of Martha Moxley
Oct 15 • 76 min
This Spooktober episode, we’re talking about the murder of Martha Moxley. Martha was a bright 15-year-old when she was murdered the night before Halloween in 1975. We discuss the events leading up to her murder, the long and complicated list of suspects,…
87 - The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs
Oct 9 • 50 min
We’re back at it with another urban legend! We’re talking about the widely popular “babysitter and the man upstairs” story that gained global notoriety with the film “When A Stranger Calls”. But that is just the beginning; this week, we’re diving deep…
86 - The History of Haunted Houses
Oct 7 • 70 min
Today, we’re giving you a history lesson into the spooky origins of haunted houses! We discuss how the tradition began and how it evolved into the industry it is today. Email: [email protected] Website: crimeculturepodcast.tumblr.com Instagram:…
85 - Halloween “Decorations”
Oct 1 • 38 min
If you’re anything like us, you enjoy some good Halloween decorations. But what happens when what you thought were really great decorations turn out to be real? In this episode, we explore a few cases where real deaths were shrugged off as just a…
84 - Cursed Movie Sets
Sep 30 • 67 min
Welcome to Spooktober! All month long, we’ll be giving you TWO episodes every WEEK! We’re kicking things off by talking about some of your favorite horror movies and what horrified people even behind the scenes. Email: [email protected] Website:…
83 - Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka
Sep 22 • 80 min
This is probably one of the most disturbing cases we’ve covered since the beginning with the Sylvia Likens murder so WARNING to anyone that is sensitive to conversations regarding rape and torture. Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka (often referred to as…
82 - Thai Murder Babes
Sep 15 • 38 min
This week, we’re talking about the little known case of the Thai Murder Babes. In May 2017, a karaoke bar worker named Warisara “Amm” Klinjui was found in a shallow grave. CCTV footage from the bar quickly identified 24-year-old Preeyanuch “Preaw”…
81 - Andrei Chikatilo: Part 2
Sep 9 • 56 min
This week, we’re continuing our discussion of Andrei Chikatilo! We pick up where we left off, talking about his capture and trial before diving into the pop culture side of the monster. Email: [email protected] Website:…
80 - Andrei Chikatilo: Part 1
Sep 2 • 92 min
A heavy hitter that doesn’t get the same coverage as Bundy or Dahmer might, the crimes of Andrei Chikatilo are so horrible, we’ll be talking about him for 2 weeks. Born into poverty in the Ukrainian SSR, Chikatilo experienced the worst of humanity before…
79 - The Murder of Notorious B.I.G.
Aug 26 • 66 min
Last week we covered the murder of Tupac Shakur and this week, we’re talking about the other side of the East Coast/West Coast hip hop feud of the late ’90s. Notorious B.I.G (or Biggie Smalls) was an icon in the making when he was gunned down just six…
78 - The Murder of Tupac Shakur
Aug 19 • 87 min
Tupac Shakur was a prolific voice in the rap and hip hop community, but his life was cut short with he was shot in Las Vegas in 1996. This week, we cover his early life and career, his untimely death, and the countless references to his legacy in pop…
77 - The Westfield Watcher
Aug 11 • 53 min
Just imagine having your eyes on a beautiful house in a safe neighborhood and finally getting the money to buy it… only to find out someone else has had their eyes on it too, but for much different reasons. In 2014 when the Broaddus family bought 657…
76 - The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Aug 5 • 105 min
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You’re on vacation with your family and friends, you put the kids to bed and step out for a little adult time away from children but when you come back, one of the kids is missing. Madeleine McCann went missing on May…
75 - The Collar Bomb Heist
Jul 29 • 49 min
This week, we are covering a crazy case with a million twists and turns. The story of the murder of a simple pizza delivery man named Brian Wells reached new popularity with a Netflix docuseries in 2018. In this episode, we cover the basic details of the…
74 - The Manson Family
Jul 23 • 102 min
The focus of this episode needs no introduction. The life and crimes of Charles Manson and his “family” are so ingrained in our society today that his name comes up constantly. We cover the crimes of the Manson family and touch on some of the many…
73 - The Hinterkaifeck Farm Murders
Jul 15 • 41 min
Hinterkaifeck was a small farmstead in southern Germany that is home to one of the country’s greatest unsolved murders. The entire Gruber family and their new maid were found dead in April 1922 and although there are some creepy clues, no one has ever…
72 - Selena Quintanilla
Jul 8 • 94 min
This week, we’re talking about the life and death of famed Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Selena was an incredible talent on the rise when her life was cut short by someone she should have been able to trust. We discuss Selena’s life, career,…
71 - The Kidnapping of Steven Stayner
Jun 30 • 42 min
The story of Steven Stayner is part heartwarming and part heartbreaking. He was kidnapped at the age of seven and suffered years of abuse at the hands of convicted child rapist, Kenneth Parnell. But when Stayner is fourteen and Parnell kidnaps another…
70 - Marc Schiller & The Sun Gym Gang Kidnappings
Jun 25 • 57 min
Marc Schiller was a successful businessman and entrepreneur when he was kidnapped by the Sun Gym Gang in 1994. He endured physical and psychological torture at the hands of his kidnappers as they forced him to transfer all of his assets to them. Schiller…
69 - The Amityville Horror
Jun 16 • 54 min
The pop culture side of this weeks episode might be more widely known than the case (or cases) themselves! The Amityville Horror spawned countless books and an almost never-ending stream of movies. We cover the murders and the haunting that inspired the…
68 - Pedro Alonso López
Jun 10 • 50 min
This week, we’re talking about the Guinness World Record holder for the most prolific serial killer in history. Pedro Alonso Lopez was convicted of killing 110 girls but claims to have murdered more than 300 girls in 3 countries. Email:…
67 - The Stanford Prison Experiment
Jun 3 • 65 min
The Stanford Prison Experiment was supposed to be a two-week long study on the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison officers. Since we’re talking about it, you know it doesn’t end well. Email:…
66 - Mark Twitchell
May 26 • 68 min
This week, we’re talking about Mark Twitchell, a Canadian filmmaker who got a little too into his favorite show. Don’t forget to check us out on Podcoin if you wanna make money while you listen to your favorite murder show (that’s us)! Email:…
65 - Casting True Crime Movies
May 19 • 86 min
This week, we’re excited to finally talk about who we’d cast in true crime movies about some well known serial killers. After all the success of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile and My Friend Dahmer, we’ve been talking about who we think would…
64 - Diane Downs
May 12 • 64 min
After a weekend of pampering our moms, we’re gonna talk about one of the worst mothers in the world, Diane Downs. On a May night in 1983, Downs stopped her car on a secluded Oregon road, took a gun out of the trunk, and shot her three children. Believe it…
63 - Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (Review)
May 8 • 59 min
Surprise! We have a bonus episode for you this week! With all the excitement surrounding the new Ted Bundy movie starring Zac Efron, we knew we couldn’t pass up the chance to review it. We even got our boyfriends in on the fun! Email:…
62 - Crimes on this Day: May 7th
May 5 • 46 min
Today, we’re celebrating because it’s Kaitlin’s birthday! We’re looking back at crimes that happened on this day throughout history. Wanna wish Kaitlin a happy birthday? Why not donate to our Patreon! Email: [email protected] Website:…
61 - The Mothman
Apr 29 • 60 min
Since he was first spotted in 1966, the Mothman has almost become something of a town mascot for Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Whether you think he’s a harbinger of death or delivering warnings for impending disasters, this cryptid’s history is shrouded…
60 - Robert Berdella
Apr 22 • 90 min
Also known as “The Kansas City Butcher” and “The Collector”, Robert Berdella kidnapped, raped, and viciously tortured at least six men between 1984-1987. With crimes on the same level as more infamous killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Albert Fish, this…
59 - The Keddie Cabin Murders
Apr 15 • 53 min
The sleepy resort town of Keddie is the sight of one of the most horrific quadruple murders in American history. In April 1981, Sue Sharp, two of her children, and one of their friends were brutally murdered in their cabin surrounded by close neighbors.…
58 - Dorángel Vargas
Apr 8 • 61 min
With names like “El Comegente” (The People Eater)and “The Hannibal Lecter of The Andes”, we knew we had to research the story of Dorángel Vargas (thanks to our friend Luis for the suggestion!) Vargas was a homeless man living in a park in San Cristobal,…
57 - Charles Starkweather & Caril Ann Fugate
Apr 1 • 52 min
This week, we have a killer couple with a TON of references in pop culture. Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate’s mass murder spree in 1958 gripped the entire state of Nebraska with its brutality and the young age of its murderers.…
56 - Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Mar 25 • 118 min
Kaitlin has been waiting for this one since the beginning! The tragic story of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard (you decide who it’s tragic for) is a wild ride, to say the least. Gypsy grew up having every ailment under the sun and her loving mother Dee…
55 - Book vs. Movie: It
Mar 18 • 54 min
This week, we’re tackling the mammoth story of Stephen King’s It! From the 1,000+ page novel to the 3+ hour miniseries to the new 2017 movie, we’ll be talking about the similarities and differences of all three. Obviously, spoilers ahead! Email:…
54 - Phil Spector
Mar 11 • 58 min
In the 1960’s, Phil Spector was a prominent figure in the music scene. From developing the Wall of Sound to producing tracks for legends like John Lennon, the Righteous Brothers, and the Ronettes, Spector was on top of his game. All of that changed in…
53 - Abducted in Plain Sight (Review)
Mar 4 • 62 min
We’re finally talking about it! Ever since “Abducted in Plain Sight” was released on Netflix, it has been talked about in every true crime group on every platform you can think of. After the initial shock, we re-watched it and we have a LOT to discuss.…
52 - Lorena Bobbitt
Feb 25 • 48 min
This week, we’re discussing Lorena Bobbitt who made worldwide headlines in 1993 when, after years of being raped, beaten, and sodomized by her husband, she cut off his penis with a knife. We cover the details of the case, what happened to the couple after…
51 - True Crime Controversies
Feb 17 • 72 min
This week, we’re discussing some controversies surrounding some upcoming true crime movies. There’s a certain amount of care needed when handling these sensitive topics and these projects have been accused of being problematic for various reasons. We want…
50 - Killer Couples
Feb 10 • 60 min
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! In the spirit of the holiday, we’re talking about couples who kill! We cover Ray and Faye Copeland, The Lonely Hearts Killers, The San Francisco Witch Killers, and Cathy Wood and Gwendolyn Graham! We also have an exciting…
49 - Heaven’s Gate
Feb 4 • 79 min
Heaven’s Gate was an American UFO religious cult based in San Diego, California, founded in 1974 and led by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group, who had participated in a mass…
48 - Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Review)
Jan 27 • 71 min
If you’re anything like us, you spent this past week binging the new Ted Bundy docuseries on Netflix. Well, we’re here to talk about it! We discuss what we loved and what we wanted more of and everything in between. We also talk about our first…
47 - Christian Longo
Jan 20 • 45 min
Michael Finkel was a disgraced journalist recently fired from The New York Times for fabricating a story. Christian Longo was a struggling husband and father who murdered his whole family and fled to Mexico. What could these two men possibly have in…
46 - Jodi Arias
Jan 13 • 92 min
On June 9th 2008, after no one had heard from him in days, friends of Travis Alexander tragically found him dead in his own shower. When asked who would have a reason to kill him, many people named his on again-off again girlfriend, Jodi Arias. After a…
45 - The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart
Jan 7 • 66 min
We’re starting the year off with a request from our Instagram to do more kidnapping/missing person cases and we’re covering one of the most well-known kidnapping cases in the US, Elizabeth Smart! Elizabeth was stolen from her own bedroom when she was just…
44 - New Year, Same Crimes: Crimes on New Years
Dec 31, 2018 • 37 min
Happy 2019 everyone! Time to start the year off with murder and mayhem in our first mini episode of 2019! We talk about crimes on New Years (eve and day) and how some people decided to ring in the new year. Email: [email protected] Website:…
43 - You Better Watch Out: Crimes on Christmas
Dec 24, 2018 • 67 min
Merry Christmas everyone! Today we’ll be talking about how the holiday isn’t merry for everyone. So make up an excuse to drive around, park in an empty Target lot to avoid your family, and dive into this weeks episode! We hope you all have a happy holiday…
42 - Miranda Warning
Dec 17, 2018 • 57 min
“You have the right to remain silent…” These words are part of the Miranda Warning that is read to criminals during arrest before questioning. It hasn’t been that long since this warning was adopted but it has made its way into almost all true crime shows…
41 - Black Horror and Get Out
Dec 10, 2018 • 62 min
This week we do a deep dive into black horror. We talk about the “black guy always dies first” trope in addition to the blaxploitation era of the ’70s and the stereotypical roles African American actors were offered in horror. Spoiler alert if you haven’t…
40 - Adrienne Shelly
Dec 4, 2018 • 55 min
The movie, and subsequent musical, Waitress is a modern classic and was written as a love letter from Adrienne Shelly to her daughter, Sophie. When Shelly was senselessly murdered before the film was released, she never saw how her work would touch so…
39 - Jeffrey Dahmer: Part 2
Nov 26, 2018 • 73 min
Part 2 of Jeffrey Dahmer! We get into the rest of his crimes, his discovery as a true monster, and finally all of the countless references to him in books, music, TV, film, and more. Email: [email protected] Website: crimeculturepodcast.tumblr.com…
38 - Killer Quiz Show (Minisode 2)
Nov 18, 2018 • 12 min
Double apologies this week! Technical difficulties on our end led to the delay in our second part of the Dahmer series and this mini-episode sounding like ass! We hope you have a great Thanksgiving break and come back next week for your regularly…
37 - Jeffrey Dahmer: Part 1
Nov 13, 2018 • 62 min
Another heavy hitter this week; it’s part one of the Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer! Between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer murdered, ate, and preserved bones and body parts of 17 men. The details of his crimes are shocking to even the most seasoned true crime…
36 - Joe Son
Nov 5, 2018 • 45 min
Joe Son: MMA fighter, actor, murderer? This week, we cover the case of “Austin Powers” actor Joe Son and the horrific crime he is convicted of. Email: [email protected] Website: crimeculturepodcast.tumblr.com Instagram: @crimeculturepodcast…
35 - Fright Night: Crimes on Halloween
Oct 30, 2018 • 85 min
When the weather gets colder and the mood gets spookier, crime rates increase. Although not as funny as Fourth of July nudity, we cover a wide variety of crimes that have happened on Halloween night. Happy Halloween everyone! Stay safe and spooky! Email:…
34 - Scary vs. Not Scary
Oct 24, 2018 • 96 min
Kaitlin and Hayley have differing options when it comes to scary movies in that Kaitlin thinks everything is scary and Hayley is a normal, rational person. In this episode, we talk about traditionally non-scary movies and how Kaitlin is still afraid of…
33 - The History of Halloween
Oct 22, 2018 • 51 min
As we get even closer to our all-time favorite holiday, we wanted to give you all a history lesson. Today, we learn about the origins of Halloween, how it came to America, how some of our favorite traditions started, and how people all over the world…
32 - Ted Bundy: Part 2
Oct 17, 2018 • 64 min
We’re back with part 2 of Ted Bundy! We pick up where we left off with Bundy’s grand escape from jail in Colorado and we continue onto his rampage in Florida. We also get to all of the Bundy references in pop culture from books and music to movies,…
31 - Ted Bundy: Part 1
Oct 15, 2018 • 67 min
It’s Ted Bundy week! Arguably one of the most prolific serial killers in history, Bundy was a good looking, charismatic killer who evaded police in 7 states before he was finally put to death for his crimes. For people familiar with the case, we try to…
30 - The Man Who Killed Halloween
Oct 10, 2018 • 53 min
In 1974, eight-year-old Timothy O’Bryan died on Halloween night after eating a poisoned Pixy Stix collected while trick-or-treating and thus, the tainted Halloween candy urban legend was born. Unfortunately, the story is even more sinister when you find…
29 - Scary Stories to Tell on a Podcast
Oct 8, 2018 • 54 min
We’re really getting into the Halloween spirit this episode where we read each other some spooky creepypastas. Share with us your favorite scary stories on our website or email us! (info below) Email: [email protected] Website:…
28 - The Gainesville Ripper
Oct 2, 2018 • 57 min
Danny Rolling (aka The Gainsville Ripper) terrorized Florida in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. His rough childhood and abusive father lead to a similar pattern in his adult life that culminated with the murder of five people. We talk about his…
27 - Taking a Drive Down a Haunted Road
Oct 1, 2018 • 58 min
We’re going on the road to kick off our big October celebration! In this episode, we take you down Clinton Road in West Milford, New Jersey - the most haunted road in America! There are tales of phantom trucks, a little ghost boy and his dog, and even…
26 - Ed Kemper
Sep 24, 2018 • 83 min
We’ve got a heavy hitter this week: Ed Kemper! Known as the “Co-ed Killer” or “Co-ed Butcher”, he murdered ten people (including his grandparents and mother) in California between 1964-1973. Standing at a whopping six foot nine inches with a nearly genius…
25 - Black Mirror: Part 3
Sep 17, 2018 • 93 min
It’s the last part of Black Mirror! We finish up our conversation with series three and four of the show so spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the last 2 seasons of the show (but you should because it’s on Netflix right now!) We also talk about our…
24 - 9/11
Sep 10, 2018 • 125 min
We couldn’t release an episode on 9/11 and not cover one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history. The events that took place on this day 17 years ago changed not only America, but the entire world forever. We briefly cover the events of the day…
23 - Black Mirror: Part 2
Sep 3, 2018 • 67 min
We’re back with part 2 of Black Mirror. This week, we pick up where we left off analysing Black Mirror episode by episode. SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t seen the series up to San Junipero (arguably the best-known episode, but we’ll get into that next…
22 - Black Mirror: Part 1
Aug 27, 2018 • 86 min
No crime this week, but an amazing amount of information on the dystopian, horror, sci-fi, British anthology series, Black Mirror! We love the show and there is so much to talk about, we’re making this a multi-parter. This may be obvious but SPOILER ALERT…
21 - Highway of Tears
Aug 20, 2018 • 58 min
The Highway of Tears is a nearly 500 mile stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada where countless women have gone missing since 1969. Nearly all of the women have been Indigenous and many believe that racism…
20 - Ed Gein
Aug 13, 2018 • 64 min
Episode twenty calls for a heavy hitter and you got it with Ed Gein! The man whose infamy extends long beyond his crimes, we could talk about him forever. We do a quick recap of his life and crimes and then dive into the countless references to Gein in…
19 - Delphine LaLaurie
Aug 6, 2018 • 57 min
Madame LaLaurie was a New Orleans Creole socialite in the early 1800s who had a thing for murder. She tortured and murdered many of her slaves in the now infamous mansion in the French Quarter. We discuss her history, crimes, and ties to a season of…
18 - Killer Quiz Show (Minisode 1)
Jul 30, 2018 • 30 min
Hayley and Kaitlin are having a really busy week so we are giving you our first mini episode! We found some true crime quizzes, took them, and talk about our answers. That’s it! You can find links to the quizzes we took on our website. Next week, we will…
17 - AMBER Alert
Jul 23, 2018 • 49 min
Chances are, you have seen an AMBER Alert at some point either on your phone, a highway message sign, or one of the various other ways the system distributes information. AMBER Alerts are used all over the world to aid in the recovery of abducted…
16 - The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders
Jul 16, 2018 • 58 min
Our episode today covers the series of abductions and murders of young boys in California between 1926-1928. Resident scumbag, Gordon Northcott, kidnapped, sexually abused, and murdered at least three (some say the number could be around 20) young boys…
15 - The Jersey Devil
Jul 9, 2018 • 55 min
It’s Hayley’s hometown favorite this week: The Jersey Devil! This creature has been lurking in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey since the year 1735. It has been spotted dozens of times since the legend began and it holds a special place in the…
14 - Blood, White & Blue: Crimes on Independence Day
Jul 2, 2018 • 35 min
The sun is shining, lots of people have off from work and school, the alcohol is flowing, it’s the perfect time to talk about crime! The 4th of July is widely considered the most deadly holiday by many law enforcement officials. Today, we’re talking about…
13 - Superstitions, Phobias, and the Number 13
Jun 25, 2018 • 59 min
We’re celebrating our thirteenth episode by exploring superstitions and phobias, starting with what makes the number 13 so unlucky. From black cats to the thirteenth floor of hotels, we talk about where this fear comes from and even a few celebrities that…
12 - The Backpacker Murders
Jun 18, 2018 • 51 min
This one is for you, Australian listeners! We’re covering the Backpacker Murders that happened in New South Wales between 1989 and 1993. Seven backpackers went missing during this time and their bodies were discovered in horrific fashion in the Belanglo…
11 - Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed
Jun 11, 2018 • 50 min
This week, we’re covering the Guinness World Records most prolific female serial killer in history. Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a noblewoman in the Kingdom of Hungary and was alleged to have killed up to 650 young women between 1585 and 1609.…
10 - The Four Types of Serial Killers
Jun 3, 2018 • 42 min
There’s no case this week! Instead, we’re going to talk about the four classifications of serial killers. In 1988, Ronald Holmes created the Holmes typology which gave us the names to describe how different serial killers operate: Hedonistic killers,…
9 - The Papin Sisters
May 28, 2018 • 48 min
We’re taking you to 1933 France for the case this week to talk about Christine and Léa Papin. These two sisters were working as maids for the Lancelin family in Le Mans, France when one night, Madame Lancelin failed to show up for dinner, Monsieur found…
8 - The Death of Sylvia Likens
May 21, 2018 • 56 min
This week’s episode is honestly a huge bummer. We’re talking about the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by her caretaker, Gertrude Baniszewski. In the summer of 1965, Sylvia and her sister were staying with Gertrude Baniszewski and her seven children…
7 - The Women Who Inspired “Chicago”
May 14, 2018 • 39 min
This week we’re talking about Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, the two women who inspired the play/musical/movie “Chicago”! They met in prison after shooting each of their lovers and their stories gained wide-spread attention as they played the part of…
6 - The Phantom Killer of Texarkana
May 7, 2018 • 67 min
On a clear warm night, a couple is parked on a secluded ‘lover’s lane’ to hook up. The next morning, they are found shot to death in their car. For four months in 1946, the tiny border town of Texarkana was terrorized by reports of these gruesome murders…
5 - Bernie Tiede
Apr 30, 2018 • 48 min
This week we cover the killer mortician, Bernie Tiede! Famously portrayed by Jack Black in the film “Bernie”, the real-life case is not as comedic as it seems on screen. After befriending an elderly widow, Tiede slowly began to cut her off from friends…
4 - The Slenderman
Apr 24, 2018 • 72 min
Instead of a true crime event influencing pop culture, today’s episode is about a pop culture phenomenon inciting a true crime event. The Slenderman was originally posted to a creepypasta forum as an entry to a Photoshop contest in 2009 and has grown in…
3 - Mark David Chapman
Apr 14, 2018 • 74 min
No one exemplified peace and free love more than Beatles co-founder, John Lennon. At the height of ‘Beatlemania’, he seemed to be loved by all. All except one. On the night of December 8th 1980, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon four times, then sat down to…
2 - The Chicago Tylenol Murders
Apr 8, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, we find out why medicine bottles are so hard to open. In 1982, seven people died by ingesting Tylenol laced with potassium cyanide. Who would poison pain reliever medicine? Was it a disgruntled ex-Tylenol employee? Was it a crazy…
1 - Scott Peterson
Apr 1, 2018 • 42 min
Our first episode! We’re kicking it off with the very famous case of Scott and Laci Peterson! Laci was 8 months pregnant when she went missing on Christmas Eve in 2002, her husband Scott was the main (and seemingly ONLY) suspect for much of the case. We…