Devils in the Dark

Devils in the Dark

By Audioboom Studios

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard explore the wildest, most gruesome and totally shocking true crime cases in history. Together, with the help of experts, they'll learn more about the killer's origins, darkest secrets, and horrific desires... can they handle it?

Episodes

16: Edmund Kemper, The Co-ed Killer

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard finish the series with a killer of enormous proportions… literally. At a staggering height of 6”7, ‘Big Ed’ is one of the most violent and messed up killers of the century. After murdering his grandparents aged just 15 years old, Edmund went on to kill dozens of University students before exacting revenge on his estranged mother in one of the worst ways imaginable. Expect sinister beginnings, another tale of reformation gone seriously wrong, and one of the most gruesome ends Helen and Danni have ever seen. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 07:13 - Where Edmund’s story begins 13:04 - Edmund vs. the family cats 16:01 - Edmund is sent away to his grandparents 16:32 - Edmund murders his grandparents 17:40 - The sealing of Edmund’s criminal record 21:12 - Edmund gets in a motorbike accident 22:54 - The murders of Mary Anne Pesce and Anita Lechessa 28:45 - The murder of Aiko Koo 35:55 - Forest Schall speaks about the murder of his sister, Cindy Schall 38:40 - The murders of Rosalind Heather Thorpe and Allison Liu 40:36 - Edmund frequents The Jury Room bar to get the inside track 42:05 - A diligent gun clerk raises the alarm 45:24 - Edmund murders his mother 48:46 - The murder of Sara Taylor Hallet 49:24- Edmund goes on the run, but it doesn’t quite go to plan 52:32 - The trial of Edmund Kemper 54:48 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com to get your first month free with code DEVILS2. CalmUK. Go to www.calm.com/devils to claim 40% a Calm Premium Subscription. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200 Devils in The Dark will return...
30/05/2256m 47s

15: Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel back to 1990s America to learn about the horrific and infamous Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer. After his childhood obsession with animals took a very dark turn, Jeffrey channeled his love of gore and need for control to whole new levels in his one bedroom apartment on North 25th Street in Milwaukee. Expect serious grisly discoveries, a macabre shrine to his victims, and the kind of crimes you would only expect to hear in an actual horror movie. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault, torture, and violence, including violence against animals, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 09:33 - Where Jeffrey's story first begins 12:50 - Jeffrey takes on some dark hobbies 18:02 - Danni's fascination with mechaphiles 21:26 - Jeffrey starts drinking at school 23:33 - The murder of Steven Hicks 25:31 - Jeffrey joins the army 26:25 - Jeffrey gets a new start with his grandmother in Milwaukee 31:00 - Jeffrey kicks off his killing spree 32:33 - How Jeffrey hid the evidence 38:04 - Jeffrey tries to make zombies out of his victims 39:32 - The murder of Konerak Sinthasomphone 44:26 - Tracy Edwards escapes 48:46 - The trial of Jeffrey Dahmer 00:00 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com to get your first month free with code DEVILS2. Wine52. Head to www.wine52.co.uk/dark and cover the £5.95 postage costs and you’ll receive a case of 3 carefully selected wines from beautiful Puglia, Southern Italy. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.  Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
23/05/221h 1m

14: Levi Bellfield, the Bus Stop Killer

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard turn back the clock to look into one of the most disgusting killers so far, the Bus Stop Killer, Levi Bellfield. After growing up into a woman hating thug, Levi took the lives of two women, one 13 year old girl and attempted to murder another woman in a violent attack involving a people carrier. Expect harrowing accounts from ex-partner Jo Collings, first hand accounts from police investigators on the scene at the time, and a very angry Danni. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 07:42 - Where Levi’s story first begins 11:06 - Levi proves quite the ladies man 14:54 - Levi meets Jo Collings 17:36 - Jo reports Levi to the police 18:28 - The disappearance of Milly Dowler 22:04 - The murder of Marsha McDonnell 24:48 - The attempted murder of Kate Sheedy 31:00 - The murder of Amelie Delgrange 32:26 - Met Detective Colin Sutton is on the case 34:49 - Levi’s white van 43:13 - Levi is arrested at his home in West Drayton 36:48 - The trial of Levi Bellfield 49:20 - The murder of Milly Dowler 55:00 - Levi’s new identity, Yusef Rahim 58:00 - Helen and Danni react to the news that Levi Bellfield has applied to get married in prison 1:00:25 - Coming up on next week’s episode… Jeffery Dahmer This episode is sponsored by… CalmUK. Go to www.calm.com/devils to claim 40% a Calm Premium Subscription. Wine52. Head to www.wine52.co.uk/devils and cover the £5.95 postage costs and you’ll receive a case of 3 carefully selected wines from beautiful Southern Italy. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
16/05/221h 1m

13: Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel back to 1980s America to learn about the horrific crimes of The Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez. After growing up under the care of a convicted murderer, Richard Ramirez would go on to take at least 13 lives over the course of a terrifying 14 month killing spree that held the state of California in a constant panic. Expect details of a satan worshiping psychopath, some of the most grisly crime scenes in history, and Danni’s night terror tales.  Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 05:15 - Where Richard’s story first begins 09:38 - 14 year old Richard witnesses a murder 14:26 - Richard’s first assault  16:37 - The murder of Jennie Vincow 19:08 - The murders of Vincent and Maxine Zazzara 23:23 - Richard goes on a murderous spree 25:57 - The Valley Intruder 33:36 - The murders of Peter and Barbara Pan 37:11 - Richard steals from the wrong house 39:55 - Detective Frank Falzon is on the case in Lompoc 42:56 - A stunning citizens arrest 45:27 - FBI Special Agent Bobby Chacon interrogates Richard Ramirez 46:29 - The preliminary hearing  49:09 - The trial of Richard Ramirez 42:33 - The wedding of Richard Ramirez and Doreen Loy 55:32 - Outro This episode is sponsored by... Wine52. Head to www.wine52.co.uk/devils and cover the £5.95 postage costs and you’ll receive a case of 3 carefully selected wines from the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
09/05/2256m 31s

12: Raoul Moat, the police hating murderer on the run

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard take a look at the case of Raoul Moat, the murderer on the run that had the UK glued to their TV screens. After getting out of prison, Raoul took his hatred of the police to a whole new level, murdering two innocent men and seriously injuring his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. Expect a terrifying meat head of a man, a vendetta against the police, serious ‘roid rage, and football star Gazza turning up to save the day with a fishing rod and a chicken dinner… Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 06:06 - Where Raoul’s story begins 11:35 - Raoul’s girlfriend, Samantha 14:29 - Raoul goes to prison 16:55 - Samantha’s new boyfriend, Christopher Brown 21:40 - Raoul’s Plan 22:28 - Raoul gets out of prison 23:35 - The murder of Christopher Brown 27:01 - Raoul’s letters 31:00 - Raoul calls 999 32:35 - The shooting of PC David Rathband 33:59 - Raoul goes on the run 42:18 - Gazza to the rescue 42:22 - The last ditch attempt to catch Raoul alive 45:37 - Raoul commits suicide 49:13 - Outro Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply) Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498  Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005
02/05/2249m 47s

11: Rodney Alcala, The Dating Game Killer

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard take a look at one of the worst killers in history, the Dating Game killer, Rodney Alcala. After ‘reforming’ twice, Rodney was free to roam The United States, studying under Roman Polanski, and killing an unimaginable number of young girls and women… oh, and he had time to star on American reality TV dating show The Dating Game too. Expect the worst self defence since Ted Bundy and the creepiest game show contestant you’ve ever heard.  Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence, including against children, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 09:19 - Where Rodney’s story begins 13:43 - Rodney’s first known assault  18:47 - Rodney’s first stint in jail 19:40 - The ‘reformed’ Rodney 22:05 - The murder of Ellen Hover 24:43 - The murder of Jill Parenteau 25:41- The murder of Robin Samsoe 30:19 - The Dating Game 35:25 - Rodney is arrested 35:59 - The discovery of the storage locker 38:57 - A shocking conviction U-Turn 41:24 - DA Matt Murphy steps up to the plate 44:41 - Rodney Alcala decided to represent himself at trial 49:07 - Brand new evidence 50:22 - The final verdict 52:45 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Typology. To claim your free 9-ingredient lip balm when you order a tinted serum or any other product, go to www.typology.com, add the 9-ingredient lip balm to your cart and add the code DEVILS at checkout. Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com to get your first month free with code DEVILS. CalmUK. Go to www.calm.com/devils to claim 40% a Calm Premium Subscription. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
25/04/2247m 8s

10: Mick Philpott, the Jeremy Kyle sofa star who killed

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard dive into the world of Britain’s most hated father, Mick Philpott. After serving only three years in prison after being found guilty for a grisly grievous bodily harm attack in his early twenties, famous ‘benefits scrounger’ Mick is living the high life in the noughties in England. Finding fame through touting his government funded lifestyle on daytime TV shows like This Morning and The Jeremy Kyle Show, narcissist Mick thought he had the world in his hands… that was until one of his many long suffering partners decided to leave, triggering him to concoct one of the worst plans of revenge in history. Expect unbelievably arrogant behaviour, tales of dogging in Allestree Park and the story of one very heroic neighbour.  Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence, including violence against children, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 06:25 - Where Mick’s story begins 07:16 - Mick’s first assault  09:06 - Mick leaves prison to start a new life 10:22 - Mick meets Mairead Duffy and Lisa Willis 15:05 - Mick goes to his local newspaper 16:27 - Mick’s stint on daytime TV 20:29 - Mick sends Mairead and Lisa to work 21:29 - Mick introduces Paul Mosely to Mairead and Lisa 22:01 - Mick goes dogging in Allestree Park 23:52 - Lisa Willis gets out 24:57 - The Plan 27:04 - Brave neighbour, Daniel Stevenson tries to save the children on Victory Road 33:32 - The aftermath of the incident 35:30 - Forensic scientist, Daniel Matthews, arrives to investigate 38:53 - Mick and Mairead hold a press conference 41:05 - Mick’s sick behaviour at the mortuary 42:43 - Mick Philpott and Mairead Duffy are arrested 44:49 - The arrest of Paul Mosely 48:00 - The trial of Mick Philpott, Mairead Duffy and Paul Mosely 53:55 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com to get your first month free with code DEVILS. StitchFix. Head to www.stitchfix.co.uk/devils20 to try StitchFix’s personal styling service for free! And save 20% when you keep all 5 items in your fix. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply) Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498  Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005
18/04/2251m 7s

9: Fred and Rose West, the killer couple that shocked the world

After deep diving into Dorothea Puente’s cookery book from last week’s episode, Helen Anderson and Danni Howard explore the horrific world of the most infamous killer couple in history, Fred and Rose West. Meeting in a perfect storm, twisted Fred and Rose West would go on to murder at least 12 girls and women, two of whom were their own daughters. Expect grim discoveries, anger over missing women, and a seriously sinister and sick family ‘in’ joke.  Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence, including details about violence about children, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 00:33 - Helen and Danni review Dorothea Puente’s ‘Cooking with a Serial Killer’ 09:37 - Where Fred and Rose West’s story begins 15:35 - The disappearance of Heather West 18:30 - The Wests get a visit from the police 20:20 - Fred West is arrested  23:05 - The discovery of Alison Chambers 27:23 - The disappearances of Lucy Partington and Lynda Gough 31:25 - The case of Caroline Roberts 35:35 - Pathologists make a grim discovery 37:38 - The murder of Rena West and Anne McFall 38:35 - The discovery of Juanita Mott and Carole Cooper 42:13 - The murder of Charmaine West 44:28 - Fred West commits suicide  46:34 - Forensic odontology brings new evidence to the case 49:05 - The trial of Rose West 53:17 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… BetterHelp. Go to www.betterhelp.com/DITD for 10% off your first month. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200 Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply) Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498  Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005 The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200
11/04/2252m 10s

8: Dorothea Puente, The Killer OAP

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel back to 90’s America to visit a boarding house for people down on their luck, run by sweet little old lady Dorothea Puente… but is Dorothea all that she seems? After discovering a body in her front garden, detective John Cabrera has a hunch that this kindly caretaker might not be all that she seemed to be… Expect grisly discoveries, missing teeth, and an OAP on the run. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 11:25 - Where Dorothea’s story begins 16:26 - The murder of Ruth Monroe 20:29 - Dorothea’s first stint in prison 22:54 - The disappearance of Alvaro ‘Bert’ Montoya 24:18 - Dorothea gets a visit from the police 25:55 - Danni has thoughts about Lin Manuel Miranda 27:15 - John Cabrera digs in Dorothea’s garden 31:49 - Dorothea goes on the run 38:38 - Dorothea gets found 39:58 - Identifying the bodies 41:25 - How did Dorothea do it? 43:03 - The murder of Everson Gillmouth 44:17 - The trial of Dorothea Puente 49:00 - Cooking with a Serial Killer 53:39 - Outro Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200
04/04/2254m 53s

7: Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard take a look into the horrible crimes of Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer. After masquerading as a graduate from Oxford University, a member of the armed forces, and even a special needs teacher on online dating site Grindr, Stephen Port evaded police for months, going on a sick killing spree that spread fear and shock throughout the LGBTQ+ community. Expect ridiculous police failings, harrowing tales from the victims' families and the incredible story of how one family's determination to see justice solved the case. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 05:01 - Where Stephen’s story begins 06:20 - Stephen moves into his first flat and meets Ryan Edwards 08:08 - Stephen starts online dating 19:40 - The murder of Anthony Walgate 29:10 - The murder of Gabriel Kovari 32:11 - The murder of Daniel Whitworth 36:32 - Stephen fakes a suicide note 39:40 - Stephen goes to prison 41:61 - The murder of Jack Taylor 43:46 - The Taylor family go to the police 51:22 - The trial of Stephen Port 53:57 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… StitchFix. Head to www.stitchfix.co.uk/devils20 to try StitchFix’s personal styling service for free! And save 20% when you keep all 5 items in your fix. BetterHelp. Go to www.betterhelp.com/DITD for 10% off your first month.  Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.  Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200 Switchboard LGBTQ+ Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (help is also available at live chat at https://switchboard.lgbt/ *times apply)
28/03/2250m 55s

6: Tracie Andrews, the femme fatale killer who tricked the nation

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel back to just before the millennium to delve into the mind of Tracie Andrews, the femme fatale killer who tricked the nation. After murdering her partner Lee Harvey in a vicious and frenzied attack, she used her charm to lay blame on a ‘fat man with staring eyes’, promoting the police to launch a search for a man who never even existed. Expect arguments of volcanic proportion, enough charm to fool a press conference (almost), and an attack that could never be forgotten. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 05:31 - Where Tracie’s story begins 09:43 - Tracie the model 11:04 - Tracie Andrews meets Lee Harvey 15:10 - The murder of Lee Harvey 24:33 - The press conference 33:03 - Witness statements 38:46 - Tracie overdoses on pills 41:00 - The trial of Tracie Andrews 48:27 - Outro Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply) Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498  Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005
21/03/2252m 1s

5: John Wayne Gacy, the real life killer clown

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel to 1970s Illinois, America to explore the twisted world of the sinister Killer Clown, John Wayne Gacy. Once a strong pillar of his community, John Wanye Gacy or “Pogo” the clown to the local children, his kind reputation was shattered after a search warrant for his home uncovered unspeakable horrors. Expect harrowing details from police on the scene, an incredible story from the only survivor and of course, the most sinister clown makeup to ever have existed. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  00:00 - Introduction 05:11 - Where John’s story begins 08:28 - John gets a job in a mortuary 09:27 - John starts a new life in Springfield, Illinois 14:54 - John’s first known assault 16:56 - John is sent to Anamosa State Penitentiary 19:40 - John’s second new life in Chicago 20:55 - Pogo The Clown 24:48 - The abduction of Rob Piest 26:31 - Police search John’s house 29:06 - Catching John Wayne Gacy 36:09 - The confession 40:50 - The boy who survived, Tony Antonucci 43:28 - The trial of John Wayne Gacy 47:44 - Outro This episode is sponsored by... Beer 52. Head to www.beer52.com/DARK to claim your free case of beer now.  Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
14/03/2249m 25s

4: Jack Unterweger, the ‘reformed’ prisoner from hell

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel to 1970s Austria to dive into the world of famous writer and not so reformed murderer Jack Unterweger. After serving time in prison for one horrendous murder, Jack’s writing hobby spiralled into an illustrious career… so illustrious that he was let out of prison early… triggering one of the worst killing sprees modern Europe and America have ever seen. Expect eerie radio plays for children, an infamous stay at the Los Angeles Cecil Hotel, and one of the biggest blunders of the prison reform system ever seen. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 06:00 - Where Jack’s story begins 08:23 - The murder of Margret Schäfer  12:52 - Jack goes to prison 13:50 - Jack gets a book deal 19:08 - Celebrity writer Jack Unterweger gets released 29:30 - The murder of Blanka Bockova 31:22 - The murders of Brunhilde Masser, Heide Hammerer and Elfriede Schrempf  35:04 - The one surviving victim 36:00 - Jack moonlights as a news reporter 39:20 - Jack goes to the USA 40:49 - The murders of Shannon Exley, Irene Rodriguez, Sherri Ann Long 44:32 - Jack Unterweger is on the run 46:21 - The trial of Jack Unterweger 55:18 - Outro  This episode is sponsored by:  BetterHelp. Go to www.betterhelp.com/DITD for 10% off your first month. StitchFix. Head to www.stitchfix.co.uk/DEVILS20 to get 20% when you keep all 5 items in your fix. Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  If you have been affected by any of the themes in this week’s episode please consider contacting the following resources: The Samaritans helpline: 116 123 Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (help is also available at live chat at https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/ *times apply) Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
07/03/2252m 7s

3: Joanna Dennehy, England’s most dangerous woman

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard delve into the life and crimes of England’s most dangerous woman, Joanna Dennehy. With the help of criminologists, forensic psychologists and journalists from the scene, they’ll learn how Joanna Dennehy became one of Britain's most frenzied and dangerous murderers. Expect sad wannabe Bonnie and Clyde vibes, deranged behaviour, the story of the worst burglar in history, and a VERY annoying key suspect. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 03:08 - Where Joanna’s story begins 06:45 - Joanna’s erratic and violent past 10:41 - Joanna Dennehy vs John Chapman 12:33 - Joanna seduces landlord Kevin Lee 16:19 - The murder of Lukazs Slaboszewski 19:54 - Introducing Gary Stretch, the world’s crappest burglar  21:40 - The murder of John Chapman 23:32 - The murder of Kevin Lee 30:27 - Joanna Dennehy and Gary Stretch are on the run 36:12 - The arrest 39:58 - The trial of Joanna Dennehy 46:36 - Outro Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. 
28/02/2248m 41s

2: Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel back in time to rural 1950s America to uncover the horrific crimes of Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield. The infamous inspiration behind all your favourite horror movies, Ed Gein's horrendous crimes against humanity have gone down in infamy. After growing up in rural New Jersey with a puritanical and overbearing mother, Ed took his love for his mother to a whole new level after her death, using the skin from corpses to make his very own mummy... Expect grisly discoveries, ghastly arts and crafts projects, and a whole lot of gore. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 07:22 - Where Ed’s story begins 13:55 - Ed’s murderous impulses begin 22:09 - Ed loses his family 26:02 - The killing of Bernice Warden 29:52 - The house of horrors 37:54 - The murder of Mary Hogan 40:12 - Ed Gein’s Interrogation 45:46 - The trial of Ed Gein 54:20 - Very special soup bowls 54:47 - Outro  This episode is sponsored by... Beer 52. Head to www.beer52.com/DARK to claim your free case of beer now.  Better Help. Go to www.betterhelp.com/DITD for 10% off your first month.  Follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward. Special thanks to Woodcut Media. See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. 
28/02/2250m 50s

1: Coming soon... Devils in the Dark!

Coming soon... your new favourite true crime podcast, Devils in the Dark! From Audioboom Studios, join Helen Anderson and her hilarious best friend Danni Howard as they turn back the clock to explore some of the wildest, most gruesome and totally shocking true crime cases in history.  With the help of expert criminologists, pathologists and journalists who were on the scene at the time, they’ll learn about the killer's origins, darkest secrets, and horrific desires... Can they handle it? Can you handle it? First episode out 28th of February, with new episodes every Monday. Hit follow now so you never miss an episode!
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