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

S2 Ep16: The infamous killer couple, Bonnie and Clyde

In the Devils in the Dark season 2 finale, Helen and Danni explore the wild lives of the most infamous killer couple in history, Bonnie and Clyde. After both experiencing hardship and loss at a young age, these two star crossed lovers seemed to find each other like calm in a storm… but soon, their criminal pasts would catch up with them, triggering 2 deadly years, gunfights beyond belief, and a shoot out that would go down in history. Expect can of salmon proportions of stealing, an enormous amount of gunfire, and a bittersweet end for the victims of Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas. Devils in The Dark contains details of graphic violence and murder. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios.  This episode is sponsored by… Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code DEVILS to get your first month for just £3.50, usually £4.99. Vitl. Visit www.vitl.com and use the code DEVILS for your free two week trial. 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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
28/11/22·1h 0m

S2 Ep15: The Lioness of Brittany, Jeanne De Clisson

Helen and Danni turn the clock waaaay back to learn about the bloody piratess Jeanne De Clisson. After a classic middle ages life of marriage at 12 and babies at 14, Jeanne had to go through a few suitors before she found the one. A love story like we’ve never heard before commenced… that was until the Hundred Years War and King Phillip of France got in the way. After the untimely death of her sweetheart, Jeanne waged war against French nobility in maybe the coolest way possible… Expect Game of Thrones level badassery, a love story to rival Romeo and Juliet, and a strange confession from our Helen. Devils in The Dark contains details of graphic violence and murder. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by... Calm. Go to www.calm.com/DEVILS for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library. Wild. Go to www.wearewild.com and use code “DEVILS” at checkout for 20% off. PLUS head to bit.ly/3VgWYr6 for 40% off LIMITED TIME ONLY. StitchFix. Head to www.stitchfix.co.uk/DEVILS20 and you’ll receive your First Fix styled and delivered to you absolutely free. And to sweeten the deal, you’ll get an additional 20% off when you keep all five items in your fix.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
21/11/22·59m 34s

S2 Ep14: The sinister Iceman, Richard Kuklinski

Helen and Danni dive into the world of the Iceman, the most notorious hitman in American history. Having killed AT LEAST 200 people in his lifetime, Richard Kuklinski was the iceman not only professionally, but also in nature. Expect a Jekyll and Hyde personality, horrible slow deaths, and chilling words straight from the mouth of one of the most prolific killers in modern history. Devils in The Dark contains details of graphic violence, murder and suicide. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Produced by Alexandra Jueno and Neil Fearn at Audioboom Studios.  This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp. For 10% off your first month, head to www.betterhelp.com/DITD Typology. Head to uk.typology.com/devils to claim a free lip and cheek balm worth £16 with your first purchase.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
14/11/22·59m 57s

S2 Ep13: Richard John Bingham, the murderous 7th Earl of Lucan

Helen and Danni head to high society London to learn about the mysterious and murderous Richard John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan. After growing up in the lap of luxury in New York during the Second World War, Richard entered the upper class with some seriously expensive taste. Attending Eton and turning into the worst kind of person, Richard wanted his way and he would get it at any expense… Expect gross rich boy behaviour, some interesting bed time activities, and a seriously bloody and gruesome murder. Devils in The Dark contains details of graphic violence, murder and suicide. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
07/11/22·1h 8m

S2 Ep12: Danilo Restivo, the hair obsessed murderder

Helen and Danni visit Bournemouth to learn about the horrific murder of Heather Barnett. After seemingly getting away with murder at the age of 21, Danilo Restivo fled Potenza in Italy to live a quiet life in Bournemouth. Little did the residents of Richmond Park know that he was about to brutally murder and mutilate one of their own. Expect truly terrible excuses, chilling haircuts from hell, and the longest police chase of all time. Devils in The Dark contains details of sexual assault, graphic violence and murder, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  This episode is sponsored by… StitchFix: Head to www.stitchfix.co.uk/DEVILS20 to try your first fix free. And save 20% when you keep all items in your fix. 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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
31/10/22·59m 30s

S2 Ep11: The wild story of conman Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye

Helen and Danni go where they’ve never gone before… to the world of The Praise the Lord Network and the biggest television scandal in history. Starting from humble beginnings Jim Baker and Tammy Faye LaValley were just two people passionate about spreading the word of the Lord… that was, until dollar signs started springing up left right and centre. Expect a con of HUGE proportions, a religious theme park bigger than Disney World and the return of Helen’s Demon…  Devils in The Dark contains details of sexual assault and drug addiction, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  This episode is sponsored by… Calm. Go to www.calm.com/DEVILS for 40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
24/10/22·59m 3s

S2 Ep10: Archibald Hall, The Monster Butler

Helen and Danni head to Scotland and beyond this week to learn all about The Monster Butler…Archibald Hall. Growing up, young Archibald (or Roy, as he liked to call himself) became obsessed with the glitz and glamour of the silver screen. He fell in love with it’s debonair leading men, and all the wealth they enjoyed… and so, he thought, why not me? Thus ensued a lifetime of crime, lies and ultimately… murder. Expect possibly one of the shittest robbers in British history, another EXCELLENT voice for Danni’s collection and a murder story that almost feels a bit Del Boy had it not been so sad. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of violence and murder, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   This episode is sponsored by: Typology. Head to uk.typology.com/DEVILS to claim a free lip & cheek balm worth £16 when you make a purchase. Beer52. Visit www.beer52.com/DEVILS to claim your free case of craft beer! For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
17/10/22·1h 0m

S2 Ep9: Stefano Brizzi, the Breaking Bad obsessed murderer

Helen and Danni head to London to learn about the horrific murder of PC Gordon Semple. Born and raised in the conservative Italian town of San Marcello de Pistoiese, Stefano knew he was different from a young age, but his troubles didn’t start to rear it’s ugly head until he moved to London. Just a few years later, living on his own, addicted to crystal meth and obsessed with the TV show Breaking Bad, Stefano shared an afternoon of passion with PC Gordon Semple, and then, did the unthinkable… Expect scenes of a grisly nature, actual science, and some of the most unhearable details ever. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of violence and murder, including sexual violence, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Intro 13:58 - Stefano’s early life in Tuscany 16:43 - Stefano moves to London to start a new life 18:48 - A dark drug addiction takes hold of Stefano 21:11 - Stefano loses his job 30:45 - The awful Spring afternoon that ended Gordon’s life 36:45 - Neighbours start to notice a strange smell 39:07 - Stefano goes to great lengths to cover up his crime 44:21 - Police arrive at the scene 47:22 - Stefano is brought into questioning 48:57 - The trail of Stefano Brizzi 55:43 - Stefano Brizzi’s death 57:46 - 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: For 10% off your first month, head to www.betterhelp.com/DITD For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
10/10/22·1h 0m

S2 Ep8: Madame La Laurie, The Torturer of New Orleans

This week, Helen and Danni go waaaay back to the 1800s to learn about the horrible crimes of slave owner and murderer Madame La Laurie. Despite being the centre of New Orleans folklore, and one of the key characters of American Horror Story’s Coven season, the real life of Delphine La Laurie is shrouded in mystery. After a string of unhappy marriages, Delphine was living the high life at her New Orleans mansion at 1140 Royal Street until her horrific crimes against enslaved people were exposed. Expect uncomfortable history, ridiculous names, and some of the most gruesome and unimaginable scenes in history. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of violence, mentions of suicide and details of the torture of enslaved people, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 06:33 - The McCarty Family 13:22 - Delphine McCarty’s childhood 16:48 - Louis Barthélemy de McCarty remarries 20:57 - Delphine marries her first husband, Don Ramon de Lopez y Agulo 23:01 - The death of Don Ramon de Lopez y Angulo 24:04 - Delphine marries Jeane Blanque 31:26 - Delphine finds love again with Dr Louis La Laurie 34:17 - Delphine moves into 1140 Royal Street 35:31 - Rumours about Delphine begin to swirl 39:30 - The fire at 1140 Royal Street 41:37 - The horrific discovery 44:44 - Delphine’s escape 49:39 - 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. CalmUK: Go to www.calm.com/devils to claim 40% a Calm Premium Subscription. For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
03/10/22·55m 0s

S2 Ep7: Michael Ryan, the perpetrator of The Hungerford Massacre

Helen and Danni take a look at The Hungerford Massacre, a day of death and destruction that rocked the nation. The country went into a state of shock when, one morning, a lonely young man named Michael Ryan woke up and, seemingly on a whim, decided to murder as many people in the quaint English village of Hungerford as possible. It was a day that led to huge gun reform in the United Kingdom, but the horrors of what unfolded on the 19th of August, 1987 can still be felt to this day. Expect destruction on an enormous scale, the government actually doing something right for once, and the absolute worst journalist of all time. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of violence and mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 07:20 - Who was Michael Ryan? 13:13 - The murder of Susan Godfrey 14:19 - Michael attempts murder at a petrol staton on the A4 15:35 - Michael loses it back at home 21:51 - The murder of Kenneth Clements 26:34 - The murder of PC Roger Brereton 28:05 - The murders of George White and Abdul Khan 37:39 - Officer Trevor Wainwright receives a harrowing phonecall 42:00 - The murders of Eric Vardy, Sandra Hill, Victor Gibbs and Myrtle Gibbs 42:37 - Michael Ryan heads to The John O’Gaunt Community College 45:08 - Michael Ryan takes his own life 52:56 - A perfect example of horrible journalism 57:00 - Gun reform in the UK 01:01:00 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… BetterHelp: For 10% off your first month, head to www.betterhelp.com/DITD StitchFix: To try StitchFix for free, visit www.stitchfix.co.uk and use the code DEVILS20, and take 20% off your order when you keep all 5 items in your fix. Beer52: Head to www.beer52.com and use the code DEVILS22 for a free case of beer! For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
26/09/22·1h 4m

S2 Ep6: The infamous Kray Twins

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard turn back the clock to 1960s London to visit the East End and Britain’s infamous crime boss twins, The Kray Twins. It seemed almost inevitable that Ronnie and Reggie Kray would grow up to be the heads of one of the most famous crime rackets of all time, after all, they did spend their childhood beating eachother up and having brick fights with the local neighbourhood kids. Join Helen and Danni as they hear what being an East End Gangster was really like from real life members of The Firm, and learn about their epic downfall after the murders of George Cornell and Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie. Expect some serious East End accents, grisly torture techniques, and first hand accounts about the inner workings of the famous Firm. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of violence and mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 05:30 - Where Ronnie and Reggie’s story begins 13:08 - Ronnie and Reggie’s boxing careers 15:30 - The Double R Club 17:30 - The Kray Twins’ famous friends (Barbara Windsor and Judy Garland) 22:30 - The marriage of Reginald Kray and Frances Shea 23:10 - Billy Donovan and Lenny Hamilton argue over Frances’ untimely death 27:45 - The Krays v The Richardsons 32:40 - The murder of George Cornell 35:27 - The murder of Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie 39:00 - What the Kray twins *allegedly* did with the bodies of their victims…  42:05 - Ronnie and Reggie Kray are arrested 44:30 - Gangster Bobby Cummins talks about life at Parkhurst Prison 49:15 - The death Ronnie and Reggie Kray 50:50 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… BetterHelp…visit www.betterhelp.com/ditd for 10% of your first month. StitchFix… visit www.stitchfix.co.uk/devils20 and get 20% off when you keep all 5 of your fixes.  Beer52… visit www.beer52.com/DARK22 to claim your free case of beer. For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
19/09/22·53m 15s

S2 Ep5: Thierry Paulin, The Monster of Montmartre

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard head to Paris to learn about the Monster of Montmartre, Theirry Paulin. After a textbook serial killer upbringing, Thierry travelled to Paris to indulge in a heady lifestyle of parties, drinking and drugs. Thierry was the ultimate night out buddy… but no one knew just where he was getting his money from… Expect terrible French accents, a truly horrible killer pair, and a tale that makes Danni very mad. Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.   00:00 - Introduction 07:26 - Theirry’s story begins in Martinique  09:25 - Thierry moves to France aged just 17 09:48 - The love affair of Thierry Paulin and Jean-Thierry Mathurin 11:46 - Thierry and Jean-Thierry start a murderous spree 16:16 - The horrible murder of Alice Benaim  19:22 - Detectives at La Brigade Criminelle start to scramble 24:17 - The killing couple move to Toulouse  25:20 - Thierry and Jean-Theirry break up 35:54 - A drug deal gone wrong 36:56 - Thierry Paulin is diagnosed with AIDs 37:51 - Thierry ups his offending 42:12 - Survivor Bertha Finalteri finally cracks the case for Paris detectives 43:43 - The arrests of Thierry Paulin and Jean-Thierry Mathurin 47:59 - Thierry Paulin dies aged just 25 49:22 - The trial of Jean-Thierry Mathurin 51:10 - Notes on the death sentence 56:19 - What kind of old women would Helen and Danni be? 58:45 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Beer52: Visit www.beer52.com/DARK to claim your free case of beer. Skin+Me: Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code DEVILS3 to start your skincare journey for just £3.50. For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
12/09/22·59m 59s

S2 Ep4: Helen and Danni introduce... Killers, Cults and Queens!

Our friends at Audioboom Studios have a brand new show out that we think you'll love... Killers, Cults and Queens! In each episode, join iconic Drag Queen Cheryl Hole and resident spooky expert Nikki Druce as they embark on a whistle stop tour of the weirdest corners of the universe.  They’ll be stopping to learn about the craziest true crime cases in history, spooky paranormal activities, truly bonkers internet mythology, very convincing cults and much much more.  Especially for you, here's a little sneak peak into the first episode. Head to Killers, Cults and Queens wherever you listen to us and make sure to follow or subscribe so you never miss an episode.  See you next Monday for a new episode!
08/09/22·11m 11s

S2 Ep3: The horrific crimes of Dennis Nilsen

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard look into the seriously gruesome crimes of Dennis Nilsen. After a difficult upbringing in Fraserbrugh, Scotland, Dennis joined the Army as a chef, and not soon after leaving for the bright lights of London he puts those skills to use in a horrific way. Expect messed up beginnings, a tale of toilets from Danni and some of the most stomach churning details of all time. 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 09:21 - Dennis’ story begins 14:24 - Dennis’ troubled relationship with his mother, Elizabeth Duthie Whyte 16:06 - Dennis faces loss for the first time 17:43 - 15 year old Dennis joins the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 19:48 - Dennis heads to London to become a Civil Servant 20:38 - Dennis meets David Gallichan 21:47 - The murder of Stephen Holmes 26:36 - The murder of Canadian tourist, Kenneth Ockendon 28:53 - Dennis moves to Cranley Gardens, in Muswell Hill, North London and lures Carl Stotter into the flat 32:50 - The horrible rituals of Cranley Gardens 37:41 - A plumber is called to Cranley Gardens to investigate a strange smell 41:16 - Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay is on the case 43:55 - Author Brian Masters visits Dennis’ flat 46:20 - The interrogation of Dennis Nilsen 52:12 - The murder of Graham Allen 57:04 - The sentencing of Dennis Nilsen 59:24 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Calm: Go to www.calm.com/devils for 40% off a Calm Premium subscription. Skin+Me: Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code DEVILS3 to start your skincare journey for just £3.50. Beer52: Visit www.beer52.com/DARK to claim your free case of beer. For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
05/09/22·1h 2m

S2 Ep2: Aileen Wuornos, The Damsel of Death

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard look into the complicated case of American serial killer Aileen Wuornos. After a tragic and abusive upbringing at the hands of her grandfather Lauri, Aileen found herself homeless and living in the woods at just fifteen years old. After meeting the love of her life, Tyria Moore, in her early twenties, a sinister spark is ignited, turning her into one of the most infamous serial killers in American history. Expect difficult relationships, a complicated love story and truly incredible accents. 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 06:02 - Where Aileen’s story begins 06:42 - Aileen faces abuse at the hands of her grandfather 09:46 - Aileen learns to use her body 10:21 - Aileen becomes homeless 14:23 - Aileen makes it on her own 19:55 - The story of Aileen and Tyria 21:37 - The murder of Richard Mallory 23:52 - The murder of David Spears 27:47 - The murder of Charles Carskaddon 29:53 - The murder of Peter Siems 30:34 - Detective Brian Jarvis finds key evidence 35:30 - The murder of Troy Burress 36:08 - The murder of Charles Dick Humphreys 38:20 - A special task force is formed at Marion County Police Department 38:31 - The murder of Walter Jean Antonio 39:59 - The police composite sketches  41:00 - Lieutenant Mike Joyner is on the case 43:38 - Mike works The Last Resort Bar 46:58 - Tyria Moore convinces Aileen to confess 52:41 - Aileen faces the death penalty 54:07 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Beer52: Head to www.beer52.com/DARK to claim your free case of beer! Emma: Save 5% on top on all offers at www.emma-mattess.co.uk/DEVILS For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
29/08/22·53m 57s

S2 Ep1: Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, The Family Annihilators

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard are back for a whole new season of Devils in The Dark! In this episode, the girls travel back to 1970s America to learn about the vile serial killer duo, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng. After several stints in jail, Charles Ng manages to escape military detention in Hawaii to join pen pal Leonard Lake in California to enact his horrific “Miranda Plan”. Inspired by the novel The Collector by John Fowles, Leonard and Charles commit the kinds of heinous crimes seen only in horror movies. Expect dark beginnings at the hands of a grandmother, a kleptomaniac who seriously cannot keep his hands to himself, and two of the worst killers Devils in The Dark has ever seen. 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 08:32 - Where Leonard’s story begins 14:27 - Leonard’s stint in the Vietnam war and doomed first marriage 19:09 - Where Charles’ story begins 19:32 - The problem with Charles (he just can’t stop nicking stuff) 21:50 - Charles gets kicked out of the Marine Corps 22:26 - Leonard Lake and Charles Ng become unlikely pen pals 24:23 - Charles escapes Military Detention in Hawaii 28:36 - Leonard’s bunker 29:27 - The “Miranda Plan” 32:14 - The murder of Harvey and Sean Dubs 35:59 - The murder of Deborah Dubs 36:56 - The murder of Randy Jacobsen 38:04 - The murder of Brenda O’Connor, Lonnie Bond and Lonnie Junior 40:49 - Leonard Lake commits suicide 42:57 - Police search the bunker in California 51:17 - Charles is on the run 51:43 - The can of salmon incident (Charles is caught) 56:36 - The sentencing of Charles Ng 59:09 - Outro This episode is sponsored by… Skin+Me: Head to www.skinandme.com to get your first month for just £3.50 pharmacy fee with code DEVILS3 Better Help: Visit www.betterhelp.com/DITD today to get 10% off your first month. StitchFix: Go to www.stitchfix.co.uk/devils20 and get 20% off when you keep all five items. For updates on Devils in The Dark and all things true crime, head to @devilsinthedark on Instagram! You can also follow Helen Anderson at @helenanderz and Danni Howard at @thatdannihoward.  Special thanks to Woodcut Media.  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 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 See audioboom.com/about/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 
29/08/22·55m 40s

S1 Ep17: Out now... Devils in the Dark Season 2!

We’re back baby!!! Devils in the Dark is back for Season 2 with a whole new season of wild crimes to get stuck into. Oh how we’ve missed you!  From sinister hidden bunkers to iconic undercover cops, we’ve got stories you will not believe. AND this season we’ll be travelling even further, looking into the most horrific cases in history, like the serial killer and torturer Madame La Laurie and the vengeful murdering piratess Jeanne Di Clisson. New episodes every Monday. We can’t WAIT to see you! 
22/08/22·1m 28s

S1 Ep16: 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...
30/05/22·51m 8s

S1 Ep15: 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
23/05/22·56m 42s

S1 Ep14: 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
16/05/22·55m 3s

S1 Ep13: 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
09/05/22·56m 31s

S1 Ep12: 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
02/05/22·49m 47s

S1 Ep11: 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
25/04/22·47m 8s

S1 Ep10: 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
18/04/22·51m 7s

S1 Ep9: 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
11/04/22·52m 10s

S1 Ep8: 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
04/04/22·54m 53s

S1 Ep7: 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)
28/03/22·50m 55s

S1 Ep6: 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
21/03/22·52m 1s

S1 Ep5: 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
14/03/22·49m 25s

S1 Ep4: 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
07/03/22·52m 7s

S1 Ep3: 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. 
28/02/22·48m 41s

S1 Ep2: 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. 
28/02/22·50m 50s

S1 Ep1: 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!
02/02/22·1m 43s
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