Recent Episodes

Episode 186: Ghosts in the Attic: Daniel LaPlante

Episode 186: Ghosts in the Attic: Daniel LaPlante

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Episode 185: Ghosts in the Attic: Otto Sanhuber

Episode 185: Ghosts in the Attic: Otto Sanhuber

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October Announcements and Upcoming Events

October Announcements and Upcoming Events

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Episode 184: Ghosts in the Attic: Natasha Ryan

Episode 184: Ghosts in the Attic: Natasha Ryan

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Episode 183: Bad Teacher: John J. Donovan, Sr.

Episode 183: Bad Teacher: John J. Donovan, Sr.

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Episode 182: Bad Teacher: Vincent Brothers

Episode 182: Bad Teacher: Vincent Brothers

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About the Host

Esther Ludlow

Esther Ludlow has been interested in true crime since she was a teen and has been podcasting since 2012. She launched her true crime podcast, Once Upon a Crime in June of 2016. In only 8 months, the podcast had over 1 million listens and the audience continues to grow. Her love for storytelling combined with her interest in true crime and her background in psychology creates a unique and compelling podcast.

Esther writes, produces and edits the podcast as a solo venture. Once Upon a Crime presents true crime stories chapter by chapter. Each episode stands alone and cases are grouped by topic. Esther has covered the kidnapping cases of Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard, celebrity stalkers Mark David Chapman and John Hinckley, and historical cases including Kitty Genovese, Mary Bell and Charles Starkweather.

Reviews

Love

"This has become my favorite true crime podcast. Well researched and in depth. Big fan!"

By amandakcle on Sept. 10, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Great crime show

"I love the stories and how they are presented. Esther is a wonderful story teller and I like listening to her."

By Dudyxbhuddcj on Sept. 7, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Thoroughly Enjoy

"I really enjoy Esther’s show. I think she digs really deep into the cases and does great research. I love how she ties the ends together and talks ab…"

By T. Snider on Sept. 2, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Really Great!

"It’s great to find a podcast without cussing. I can relax and enjoy it on Saturday night and go to church guilt free on Sunday morning. I very much e…"

By Nanadx3 on Sept. 1, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Please no more surprise guests

"This is usually a fantastic podcast, but this 2nd Romanov episode is so disappointing - it’s a semi-giggly conversational-type episode (with terrible…"

By x.catherine.x on Sept. 1, 2020 via Apple Podcasts