The Dating Game Killer

The Dating Game Killer

By Wondery

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

Episodes

Introducing: Someone Knows Something

Host David Ridgen joins victims' family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers. hyperurl.co/skscbc
03/06/207m 58s

Introducing The Daily Smile

Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/dailysmileDGK
18/05/204m 16s

Wondery Presents: American Scandal

Join Lindsay Graham, the host of Wondery’s show American Scandal as he dives deep into the heart of the most shocking moments of fraud and deception in American history. In this six-part series “The Hare Krishna Murders” he explores an eastern religion with pure intentions that, in the hands of its western followers, became a criminal enterprise of drug running, molestation and murder. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/datinggamekillerAS.
22/04/205m 39s

LA Serial Killers: A Conversation | 7

Host Tracy Pattin talks with retired LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza and true crime social historian Joan Renner about Rodney Alcala and other serial killers who operated in and around Los Angeles from the 1970s to the 1990s.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.
08/04/2049m 4s

What to Listen To Next | Joe Exotic: Tiger King & Even The Rich

Listen Ad Free on Wondery+ - http://WonderyPlus.comNow that you've listened to The Dating Game Killer, we want to introduce you to a couple of other great Wondery podcasts.Joe Exotic: Tiger King - Hear the unbelievable true story of Joe Exotic. Come find out about his animals, about how he earned his nickname, and all about his outrageous, no holds barred feud with Carole Baskin.Subscribe to Joe Exotic: Tiger King - http://wondery.fm/JoeExoticDGKEven the Rich - From the Royals to the Kardashians, and the Murdochs to the Kennedys, every family has their secrets.  This show is part history, part comedy, part gossip, and all fascinating.Subscribe to Even the Rich - http://wondery.fm/ETRDGKListen Ad Free on Wondery+ - http://WonderyPlus.com
02/04/208m 8s

The Alice’s Restaurant Defense | 6

Rodney Alcala’s initial conviction and sentence are only the beginning of his time in court. What follows is a 30-year odyssey through the American judicial system. Will the families and friends of his victims ever receive justice?Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be!Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com
01/04/2058m 46s

The Witness | 5

Hoping for a not guilty decision, Rodney Alcala’s defense attorney plans to discredit the state’s main witness and keep Alcala’s prior criminal record out of court. But the mother of one of his victims has a plan of her own.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be!Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com
25/03/2053m 39s

Mile Marker 11 | 4

Another body is found, and one of the detectives on the case recognizes Rodney Alcala on a rerun episode of The Dating Game. As police close in, they begin to suspect they have a serial killer on their hands.Thank you to our sponsors:Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com
18/03/2041m 7s

Bachelor Number One | 3

Rodney Alcala appears as a hopeful contestant on the popular TV show The Dating Game, attempting to win the heart of an eligible bachelorette. Soon after, he kills again, with disastrous consequences.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com
11/03/2038m 41s

Rehabilitated | 2

After being convicted of child molestation, Rodney Alcala becomes a model prisoner and works hard to convince the parole board he is no longer a threat. But when he is released less than two months later, he strikes again.Binge all episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggameSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell- Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.
09/03/2038m 38s

Tali | 1

Eight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala.Binge all episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggameSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com
09/03/2052m 33s

Introducing The Dating Game Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.Binge all six episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggame
09/03/202m 12s
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