Alex Hannaford presents Huddled Masses

Alex Hannaford presents Huddled Masses

By Audioboom & Dead Man Talking™

Huddled Masses tells stories from the heart of America. Politics, culture, crime and human rights are all tackled by award-winning journalist Alex Hannaford and producer Pete Sale. Season 1, Dead Man Talking, led Alex on an investigation into the crimes and confessions of The Railroad Killer, Angel Resendiz. Season 2, Battleground, looks at the culture wars that will decide the 2020 US Election.


6: S2: Battleground - Guns and the 2nd Amendment

In this episode Alex talks to Scott Lewis, formerly Texas legislative director of 'Students for Concealed Carry on Campus' and a strong 2nd Amendment supporter,  about solutions to America's gun violence problem and where guns fit into the culture divide. Battleground is presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
19/10/2046m 15s

5: S2: Battleground - The Fight for Transgender Rights

Alex talks to transgender rights activist Meghan Stabler about the fight for LGBTQ equality under Donald Trump — a major part of the so-called "culture wars." She also shares with Alex her own personal journey of transition and how this impacted her children. Battleground is presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
15/10/2038m 16s

TRAILER- Wondery presents Kamala: Next In Line

Subscribe today: If Joe Biden wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history.  Already a rising leader in the Democratic party, Harris would be the most significant player to help Biden manage a country in crisis, and a frontrunner to lead the ticket in 2024 should Biden not seek re-election. Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment.   Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn.
13/10/206m 52s

4: S2: Battleground - Searching for the Republican Party's Soul

Alex speaks to former George W Bush strategist Stuart Stevens about how he - and many former Republicans - have turned their back on the party in a effort to stop Donald Trump getting re-elected. They discuss what will happen to both the GOP  and 'Trumpism' if the president loses the election. Battleground is presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
12/10/2039m 43s

3: S2: Battleground - George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

Alex speaks to Black rights campaigner and human rights attorney Nana Gyamfi. They discuss why America has become so divided under Trump's presidency, the aftermath of George Floyd's death and how race will influence the election. Battleground is presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
08/10/2038m 57s

2: S2: Battleground - Politics of the Pandemic

Alex speaks to leading emergency room physician and epidemiologist Dr Craig Spencer, about dealing with misinformation during the Covid crisis and what this tells us about a divided America. They also discuss Craig's time working in a New York hospital at the height of the pandemic. Battleground is presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
05/10/2045m 36s

1: S2: START HERE: Introducing Battleground

The Dead Man Talking Team are back with a new series! Alex and Pete are here with all the details on 'Battleground'.
29/09/205m 32s

17: Introducing Over My Dead Body

Looking for a new True Crime podcast now that Dead Man Talking has finished? Here's a trailer for a podcast recommended by the DMT team. What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or
13/02/196m 29s

16: S1 DMT: The Corrections Officer (BONUS EP)

In this special interview, Alex speaks to Dead Man Talking listener and former Corrections Officer, Bobby Blanton. Bobby worked as a guard at the Polunsky Unit, which houses Texas’s death row, and got to know Angel Resendiz well while the serial killer was an inmate there. Bobby explains why he believes the confessions on the tape are true.  Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
12/02/1923m 41s

15: S1 DMT: The Q & A (BONUS EP)

In this special episode Alex looks back on the Dead Man Talking series and answers listeners' questions — ranging from his faith in the US justice system, regrets on losing the tape, and why Resendiz was only ever charged with one murder. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
05/02/1936m 40s

14: S1 DMT: The Finale

In the final episode of Alex's investigation into the confessions of Angel Resendiz, we look at all the evidence gathered so far. Was his hunch that Resendiz was telling him the truth correct? Or has he been led down the garden path? Plus, find out whether he's found a lawyer to help with Andres Mascorro's appeal. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
29/01/1940m 46s

13: S1 DMT: The Breakthrough

As he approaches the end of his investigation into the confessions of Angel Reséndiz, Alex has been trying to get a lawyer to look at the convictions of Diamantina Kolojaco and Andres Mascorro. He finally meets Catherine Greene Burnett, Associate Dean at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, and finds a big breakthrough in the case. He also finally meets Andres Mascorro's family and updates them. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
15/01/1930m 42s

12: S1 DMT: Michelle Lyons (BONUS EP)

In this episode Alex speaks to someone who not only spent lots of time with Angel Resendiz on Death Row, she also watched him die. Michelle Lyons was spokeswoman for the Texas department of Criminal Justice and she’s got some pretty unnerving things to say about Resendiz as she got to know him pretty well on his time on Death Row. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
08/01/1922m 10s

11: S1 DMT: Run with the Railroad

In 1997, two young lovers, Jesse Howell and Wendy Von Huben, went missing in Florida after riding the rails down there.  Two years on, Resendiz confessed to killing the couple, and led detectives to Von Huben's body.  Alex looks deeper into this case and finds strong similarities with Resendiz's confession to him of multiple murders on the California/Arizona border. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and presented by Peter Sale (
01/01/1927m 13s

10: S1 DMT: The Attorney

Alex travels back to Houston to meet Les Ribnik, one of Angel Resendiz's appellate attorneys. Before the Railroad Killer's execution, Ribnik, believing his client may have information about other murders, was quoted as saying: "The state should be patient and wait for my guy to die another day so these other cases can possibly be cleared." So what did Resendiz tell Ribnik about the murder of Daryl Kolojaco? Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
18/12/1834m 53s

9: S1 DMT: Holly Dunn (BONUS EP)

A special in-depth interview with sole survivor of the Railroad Killer, Holly Dunn.   Holly tells Alex about surviving the attack and trying to rebuild her life while knowing Angel Resendiz was still at large. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
11/12/1824m 33s

8: s1 DMT: Midnight Train to Georgia

In this episode we hear about the brutal murder of an elderly woman called Fanny Byers in a tiny rural Georgia town, a case that profoundly influenced what Alex thinks about Resendiz and the confessions that he made.   Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
04/12/1832m 32s

7: S1 DMT: The Lover

Diamantina’s former lover Andres Mascorro, who was also convicted of Darryl Kolojaco’s murder, has finally agreed to be interviewed in prison — after years of Alex writing to him with no response. Mascorro insists he is innocent; that police coerced a confession from him and threatened to deport his undocumented family back to Mexico. He tells Alex: “I never knew what one signature could do.” Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
20/11/1832m 44s

6: S1 DMT: An Innocent on Death Row?

In this episode we learn about the case of Louis Perez, a man on death row for a triple murder in Austin, Texas. But the modus operandi of the killer was eerily similar to that of Resendiz. We meet Louis’s sister, Delia Meyer, who has campaigned tirelessly for her brother since his arrest two decades ago. She takes Alex to the railroad track near the murder scene and asks: did the Railroad Killer commit this crime too? Alex discovers that Perez’s former attorneys once filed a motion to stay Resendiz’s execution so they could investigate. What can this case teach Alex about the taped confessions? Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
13/11/1833m 1s

5: S1 DMT: False Confessions

Was Angel Resendiz lying in order to delay his execution or bolster his own myth; to get credit for unsolved murders around the Unites States? In this episode, Alex speaks to Jack Levin, an expert on serial killers, and Chuck Weaver, a professor of psychology and neuroscience - and an expert in false memory - to get their views on the Resendiz tape. We also hear the story of Henry Lee Lucas, one of the most prolific serial killers in America, who confessed to over a thousand murders before detectives realised he couldn’t have committed the vast majority of them. Presented by Alex Hannaford (  and produced by Peter Sale (
06/11/1832m 59s

4: S1 DMT: Blythe Part 2

Alex is still in Blythe and still has lots of work to do to follow up on the claims of Angel Resendiz. He visits the two sheriffs' offices that straddle the Arizona / California state line to find out if any of the unidentified remains listed in the database could have been victims of the Railroad Killer. Things here are less straightforward, and could other serial killers have been operating in the area? Presented by Alex Hannaford (  and produced by Peter Sale (
30/10/1832m 49s

3: S1 DMT: "Where the river bisects two states" (Blythe Pt. 1)

In this episode the interview tape reveals another confession: Resendiz claims he killed “three or four” people on the border of Arizona and California. Although he can’t remember the name of the town, he’s precise about the location. It’s Blythe, California, and Alex goes there to investigate. There, he meets the local police chief, and plays him Resendiz’s confession. His response: “I believe him, and I’ll show you why.” Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
16/10/1830m 21s

2: S1 DMT: The Kolojaco Case

In 1998, two people were sentenced to life in prison for murder. Diamantina Kolojaco was found guilty of persuading her young lover to kill her husband for the insurance money. But a year after she went to prison, serial killer Angel Resendiz wrote to her from death row with a message: that he had committed the murder. In this episode Alex interviews Diamantina in prison — her first ever media interview. Could an innocent couple die in prison for a murder Resendiz committed? Presented by Alex Hannaford (  and produced by Peter Sale (
09/10/1833m 38s

1: S1 DMT: The Tape

In the first episode of Dead Man Talking we meet journalist Alex Hannaford, find out about his interview with serial killer Angel Resendiz fifteen years ago, and listen to his interview tape. We find out the back story to Resendiz and his crimes, and about the trial which ultimately saw him facing execution. We hear Alex's memories of meeting Resendiz and how he’s still haunted by the confessions to further crimes that he made during that meeting. Presented by Alex Hannaford ( and produced by Peter Sale (
02/10/1836m 42s

S1 DMT: Introducing Dead Man Talking

Haunted by an old cassette tape of an un-investigated confession by a convicted murderer, journalist Alex Hannaford begins his investigation into the crimes and confession of Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer, who criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random.
18/09/184m 54s
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