Happy Face

Happy Face

By iHeartRadio

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

Episodes

Introducing Forgotten: The Women of Juárez

In the famous border city of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, hundreds of women go missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies. Some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates what or who is responsible — a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult? — and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses, and corrupt authorities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/06/202m 17s

Trailer Drop | Somebody

When Shapearl Wells’ son Courtney is discovered with a bullet in his back outside a Chicago police station, she immediately distrusts the official narrative. Shapearl launches her own investigation into his murder and begins recording her meetings with detectives. But when the city won’t release videos of her son outside the station, Shapearl teams up with journalists at the Invisible Institute to uncover the truth. Together, they seek to find out who killed Courtney. Somebody explores the racial disparities and turbulent relationship between law enforcement and citizens in one of America’s largest cities.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/04/204m 59s

Monster: DC Sniper - Official Trailer

From the creators of 'Atlanta Monster' and 'Monster: The Zodiac Killer,' iHeartRadio and Tenderfoot TV present 'Monster: DC Sniper.' This true crime podcast, hosted by Tony Harris, reinvestigates the beltway sniper attacks of 2002. Monster: DC Sniper is now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/01/202m 55s

Introducing Solve: Episode 1 - Til Death Do Us Part

Everyone warned Dana that her new beau, Roger, was hiding a dark past. Now that she’s been found dead, dark secrets will be unearthed, shining the spotlight on Roger and Dana’s closest family and friends. Can you find the killer hiding within this twisted love triangle? Listen now everywhere podcasts are found: https://megaphone.link/solve Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/12/1935m 40s

Introducing: Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter

Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs. Disorganized Crime is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/12/192m 41s

Introducing Murder in Oregon

In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke? The first episode of Murder in Oregon is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/10/193m 7s

Introducing Hit Man

Five years ago, veteran journalist Jasmyn Morris discovered a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, and the fact that it’d been used to commit a triple murder. From iHeart Radio and Hit Home Media, this is the story of a man who had a hand in many of Motown’s hits, the hit on his family, an elusive author, a literal murder manual, and how the drive for money can sometimes cost too much. Hit Man is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/08/193m 9s

Monster Presents: Insomniac

What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? What are the consequences to a person's psyche? From iHeartRadio and TenderfootTV comes a new podcast about twisted serial killers and one man's journey through their stories.Listen to the first two episodes of Monster Presents: Insomniac here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/06/192m 49s

Introducing Disgraceland, A Rock ‘n’ Roll True Crime Podcast

Season 3 of DISGRACELAND is out now! Disgraceland is a true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5th wife? Dead. Sam Cooke 3AM in a seedy motel? Dead. Sid and Nancy? Dead. Why? Because musicians are crazy. Because insane things happen to them. Because we love them. And because we let them get away with it. Murder! Suicide! Religious Cults! Tupac! Rick James! The Stones sleeping with the first lady — wait… what? If you love true crime and you love music get ready to love DISGRACELAND. Season 3 includes episodes about Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Snoop Dogg, XXXTentacion, Johnny Cash, Amy Winehouse, and more! Listen to Disgraceland on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/03/192m 55s

Introducing: Monster: The Zodiac Killer

From the team who brought you Atlanta Monster comes a new season and a new monster. Season 2 tackles the riveting story of one of the most infamous serial killers in history - the Zodiac Killer. In the late 1960s, a mysterious, faceless fugitive attacked and killed five people in San Francisco. As the murderer went about his gruesome work, he regularly mocked the police and the public by sending letters containing confusing cryptograms to the Bay Area newspapers. Throughout the exhaustive search, there were 2,500 Zodiac suspects, yet none strong enough to make an arrest and, 50 years later, the killer has never been identified.With new interviews and information, join hosts Payne Lindsey (of Up & Vanished) and Matt Frederick (of Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know) as they take a deep dive into the real story behind the headlines and new clues that may offer insight into the identity of this nameless fugitive. Listen and subscribe to MONSTER: The Zodiac Killer on Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices
09/01/192m 51s

Introducing Broken Harts

On March 26, 2018, the Hart family’s SUV was found at the bottom of a cliff in Mendocino, CA. Join Glamour's Elisabeth Egan and Justine Harman as they investigate the real story behind the Hart family’s picture-perfect exterior. Now available on Apple Podcasts and wherever you get your podcasts.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices
28/12/184m 51s

Episode 12: Aftermath

How has this journey changed Melissa’s life? And were she and her father tormented by his ghosts or their shared inner demons? Melissa now has an answer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/12/1835m 17s

Episode 11: Psychopathy

After getting a PET Scan, Melissa meets with a neuroscientist who believes brain patterns can identify psychopaths. Dr. James Fallon also happens to be a psychopath. He shares his incredible personal story before revealing her results. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/12/1835m 10s

Episode 10: Ghosts and Letters

Melissa is conflicted by how her father’s crimes have shaped her life and her career. She’s also conflicted about the paranormal ‘gift’ they both share-- seeing and feeling ghosts. Does this bolster Sam’s psychopath argument? And has she passed this trait to her son as well?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/12/1834m 37s

Episode 9: Normalcy

Melissa married her husband Sam hoping to find stability and distance herself from her father’s crimes - but her inability to open up emotionally is destroying their marriage - and it leads them both to question whether Melissa is capable of feeling compassion - a psychopathic trait she and her father seem to share. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/11/1841m 55s

Episode 8: Happy Face

Keith Jesperson savagely killed at least 8 women between 1990 and 1995. Eluding capture, he taunted law enforcement and media with letters signed with a smile. But the detectives and journalist who helped end his killing spree say his reputation as a macho, murdering mastermind is not what it seems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/11/1837m 40s

Episode 7: Don

Though Jesperson has clearly left his mark on both of their lives, Don and Melissa manage to find solace in their shared experiences.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/11/1836m 17s

Episode 6: Leroy

Melissa faces Don Findlay - the son of Jesperson’s last victim. Why has he been living a double identity for so long? What does he know about Keith? And can he forgive a person he sees as an extension of the man who brutally murdered his mother?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/11/1845m 33s

Episode 5: Misdirection

How did Keith get away with murder for so long? It comes down to luck... and the bizarre story of a couple who tried to take credit for the crime.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/11/1837m 1s

Episode 4: Broken

Melissa was 15 years old when she found out her father was a serial killer, and the news couldn’t have arrived at a worse time: she just found out she was pregnant. Melissa confronts her high school boyfriend to get a better grasp on the time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/11/1835m 59s

Episode 3: Keith

Melissa’s mother believes Keith wasn’t born a psychopath, but that he was raised to be that way by his father, Les.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/11/1837m 6s

Episode 2: Disruption

For years, Melissa believed her mother held much of the blame for tearing their family apart, but soon comes to understand that her father was never really a hero.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/11/1832m 13s

Episode 1: Childhood

Sometimes it's hardest for the people who are closest to see the obvious clues. Melissa Moore reckons with the reality of her childhood and growing up with a serial killer for a dad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/11/1833m 43s
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