Episode 040: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Susan Smith

A woman reports her car stolen with her 2 young sons inside. After a 9 day search, the unthinkable would be discovered. Michael and Alex Smith went missing on October 25, 1994.

Episode 039: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: John List

An entire family is found murdered in their home in 1971. The patriarch, John List, murdered his wife, mother and children and then disappeared.

Episode 038: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Diane Downs

Three children are shot on a lonely road one night in 1983. Was it the work of a violent stranger or was it even more horrifying? Could their own mother be to blame? Diane Downs and her children - Danny, Christie and Cheryl. #truecrimepodcast...

Episode 037: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Female Mass Murderers

In this episode I detail a rare phenomenon - female mass murderers. You'll hear three cases of women who killed several people in a single incident in the U.S., Germany and Kuwait.  Jennifer San Marco killed 7 people in Goleta, California in 2006...

Episode 036: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: The San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre

The worst case of mass murder in the U.S. at the time occurred on July 18, 1984. The shooter entered a crowded McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California and killed 21 men, women and children before the siege was over. San Diego police escort...

Episode 035: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Richard Speck and The Crime of the Century

Eight student nurses are found dead one morning in 1966. There was only one survivor. This is the case of mass murderer Richard Speck. Book:     Save

Episode 034: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Howard Unruh and the Walk of Death

A WWII vet goes on a killing rampage in Camden, New Jersey in 1949. #massmurderers #spreekillers     Save

Episode 033: Sweetheart Killers: The Lonely Hearts Killers

A couple deceive, rob and, ultimately, kill women who place ads in "Lonely Hearts" columns in the 1940s. Thank you and congrats to - our 1500th Twitter follower!

Episode 032: Sweetheart Killers: Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate

Two teens go on a killing spree in America's heartland in 1958. Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate Spree killers, American murderers, teenage killers, couples who kill

Episode 031: Sweetheart Killers: Alton Coleman and Debra Brown

A couple begin a reign of terror across several states in the Midwest United States in the summer of 1984.  The FBI would be called in to find and apprehend the serial killers. Alton Coleman and Debra Brown in court, 1984.

Episode 030: Sweetheart Killers: Amy Fisher - The Long Island Lolita

A young girl infatuated with an older, married man sets out to eliminate her rival - his wife of 15 years. But, the story is soon discovered to be more sordid than originally thought.

Episode 029: Artful Crimes: The Gardner Museum Heist

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts is robbed of over a half a billion dollars of rare art in 1990. Image: Thieves smash and grab over a half billion dollars of art at the Isabella  Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.  ...

Episode 028: Artful Crimes: Andy Warhol and Valerie Solanas

A young aspiring writer shoots pop art icon Andy Warhol in 1968. Valerie Solanas, just after shooting Andy Warhol, June 3, 1968.   Resources: Book: Movie:

Episode 027: Artful Crimes: Caravaggio: The Bad Boy of Rome

The great artist Caravaggio lives an unparalleled life as a painter of masterpieces and as a mercurial and violent young man who became a convicted murderer before the age of 35. true crime artists murderers historical crime Resrouces: Book: by...

Episode 026: Artful Crimes: The Death of Vincent Van Gogh

The series "Artful Crimes" details cases of crimes committed by and against artists. In Chapter 1 we'll explore the death of Vincent Van Gogh - suicide or murder?   Resources: Book: Music: Vincent Van Gogh Art History Artists Impressionism...

Episode 025: Holiday Homicides: Murder in Madison

A man leads police to a body buried in a snowbank on Christmas Day, 1977. This murder in Madison, Wisconsin, would captivate the public with a tale of sex, murder, drugs and money.     Resources: Book: Video:

Episode 024: Holiday Homicides: The Lawson Family Murders

On Christmas Day, 1929, one of the country's worst mass murders took place in North Carolina. This is Chapter 2 of Holiday Homicides: The Lawson Family Murders. The Lawson family portrait - part of Charlie Lawson's "Christmas surprise". The crime...

Episode 023: Holiday Homicides: The Ashland Tragedy

In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, 1881, a brutal attack was perpetrated on three sleeping teens in Ashland, Kentucky. The three suspects in the Ashland murders   Poem: The Ashland Tragedy, composed as a ballad by Peyton Buckner Byrne...

Episode 022: True Crime Game Changers: Amber Hagerman and the AMBER Alert

A 9-year-old girl is abducted in Arlington, Texas. The community and, ultimately, the country would call for changes in the way law enforcement responds to missing and abducted children   You can find the video about Amber and her family...

Episode 021: True Crime Game Changers: Polly Klaas

The murder of a young girls leads to sweeping changes in sentencing laws. Polly Hannah Klaas was 12 years old when she was abducted by a stranger out of her own bedroom. Resources:  People v. Davis, Appeal Record, Superior Court of California,...

Episode 020: Bonus Episode: Holiday Schedule and Shout Outs

Happy Thanksgiving! Just sharing some info about the holiday schedule of podcast releases and some shout outs to listeners and podcasters! Thanks to our new sponsor Audible who is offering our listeners a 30-day free trial and a free audiobook...

Episode 019: True Crime Game Changers: Francine Hughes and The Burning Bed

An abused woman spends years being beaten and terrorized by her husband while police and others turn a blind eye. In desperation, she takes the law into her own hands. Resources: The National Domestic Violence Hotline (U.S.) 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)...

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Episode 018: True Crime Game Changers: Kitty Genovese

A young woman's murder becomes and indictment on American apathy and changes the way crime is reported. . Resources:

Episode 017: Bonus Episode: Halloween Tales

On this special bonus Halloween episode I share something a little different. Instead of the usual true crime case I'm sharing two ghost stories with you. Feel free to listen in the dark! Happy Halloween!   #Halloween #ghoststories #spooky Please...