Episodes

Episode 204: The Trailside Killer, Part 1

This month I’ll be sharing a 3-part miniseries. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Northern California was terrorized by a series of random murders that took place on hiking trails in state parks, national forests and coastal lands. The public began...

Episode 203 Artful Crimes, Volume 2: The Van Gogh Museum Heist

In 2002, two paintings were stolen from The Van Gogh Museum worth $30 million dollars. The investigation into this crime would involve law enforcement in several countries. Special investigators in both art crimes and organized crime units would also...

Bonus Episodes Guest-hosts

Bonus Episode - CrimeConVersations with Mens Rea

This bonus episode is brought to you by Once Upon a Crime in partnership with CrimeCon UK. I have a CrimeConVersation with Sinead from Mens Rea Podcast about true crime, being a true crime podcaster, women and true crime and more. You can listen...

Historical Crimes Mass Murder/Spree Killers

Episode 202: Artful Crimes, Volume 2 - Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Massacre

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright begins an affair with Martha “Mamah” Borthwick. When the scandal threatens his career and reputation, he builds a home near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Called “Taliesin”, it was supposed to be a place of peace and...

Bonus Episode - Listener Q&A

To celebrate reaching 200 episodes we created a bonus episode to answer listener questions. Thanks everyone for submitting them! Links: www.Patreon.com/onceuponacrime To listen to our "haunted" episode go to Episode #108 - Haunted Homicides:...

Love Affairs Murder

Episode 201: Artful Crimes, Volume 2: The Murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer

A contemporary artist is murdered in broad daylight in Washington D.C. Conspiracy theories about who was responsible begin to swirl after her close connection to John F. Kennedy is revealed. Resources: “The Last Painting of Mary Pinchot...

Killer Spouses Serial Killers Murder Child Victims Female Killers Family Annihilators

Episode 200: Chopped: Anjette Donovan Lyles

A young widow opens her own restaurant in Macon, Georgia in the 1950s. Suspicions arise when the people closest to her begin falling ill and dying. Was Anjette Lyles a serial killer?  Resources:  Lyles v. The State, Supreme Court of Georgia,...

Celebrity Crime

Episode 199: Chopped: Anthony Kelly and Gordon Ramsay's "Bad Boys Bakery"

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay enters London's Brixton Prison in 2012 in an attempt to teach a group of inmates to run a successful bakery. Would he succeed or would the men return to a life of crime once the cameras stopped rolling? ...

Bizarre Crimes Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Killer Spouses Missing Persons

Episode 198: Chopped: David Viens

In this series we'll take a look at the restaurant industry to ask "What happens when good cooks go bad?".  In this episode, a restaurateur in Southern California is suspected of murder when his wife disappears. What detectives discover would...

Bizarre Crimes Serial Killers International Crimes

Episode 197: Hookups from Hell: Takahiro Shiraishi - "The Twitter Killer"

A serial killer preys on vulnerable women in Tokyo, Japan.  He will meet his victims on Twitter.  (Caution: This episode contains the subject of suicide.)  Resources:  by Walter Sim for The Straits Times, Nov 5, 2017. ...

Murder

Episode 196: Hookups from Hell: Wade Ridley - "The Match.com Murderer"

Two women meet a man on Match.com. After they end the relationship, Wade Ridley vows deadly revenge.  Resources: 20/20: In an Instant - "Match Made in Hell", ABC Television, aired July 1, 2017 Dating App Horrors: The Untold Story, A&E...

Bizarre Crimes Missing Persons

Episode 195: Hookups from Hell: Mark Twitchell - "The Dexter Killer"

A Canadian man, inspired by the television show Dexter, lures his murder victims through online dating sites.  Resources:  Dateline: Deadly House of Cards, NBC Television, September 16, 2011. "Alleged First Victim Recalls His Escape" by...

Serial Killers Abductions/Kidnapping Missing Persons Child Victims Multi-part Episodes

Episode 194: Serial Predator: Curtis Dean Anderson - Part 3

In Part 3 of this miniseries, Curtis Dean Anderson confesses to a high-profile missing child case.  He would be investigated for a series of abductions and murders of children in Northern California.  Was he a serial killer as he claimed or...

Abductions/Kidnapping Serial Killers Missing Persons Child Victims Multi-part Episodes

Episode 193: Serial Predator: Curtis Dean Anderson - Part 2

In part two of this miniseries the bravery of an 8-year-old girl unmasks a serial predator named Curtis Dean Anderson. He would be linked to the disappearance of Xiana Fairchild.  Resources: "Portrait of 'an absolute monster'", by Kevin Fagan...

Abductions/Kidnapping Serial Killers Missing Persons Child Victims Multi-part Episodes

Episode 192: Serial Predator: Curtis Dean Anderson - Part 1

A 7-year-old goes missing from Vallejo, California in 1999.  It would be some time before Xiana Fairchild would be linked to a serial predator who would ultimately be connected to several missing and murdered women and children in Northern...

Guest-hosts Bizarre Crimes

Episode 191: The Craziest Crime Stories of 2020 w/Leroy Luna

This week my special guest is Leroy Luna from Excuse Me, That's Illegal Podcast. We discuss some bizarre crimes, the dumbest criminals and crime stories that could only have happened in 2020. Links to resources:    Sponsors: Acorn TV: ...

Guest-hosts Child Victims Missing Persons POC LGBTQ+ Crime

Episode 190: Cases You Probably Haven't Heard About, But Should Have

In this episode I'll share three true crime cases you may not have heard of, but should have.  My special guest host is Laurah from The Fall Line and One Strange Thing Podcasts.  Resources:  "Murder in a Silent Place" by David Van Biema...

Killer Spouses Missing Persons

Episode 189: Body of Evidence: Stacy Peterson

Two women thought they'd met the man of their dreams. But one of them would be found dead of mysterious circumstances and one would go missing never to be seen again. Would justice prevail to convict Drew Peterson for these crimes?  Resources:...