Serial Killers

Serial Killers

By Parcast Network

Every Monday and Thursday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

Episodes

“The Acid Bath Murderer” Pt. 2: John George Haigh

His first murder in 1944 had gone exactly as planned: the body had dissolved in acid, and he was sure no one would ever find out what he had done. So, with that in mind, John George Haigh set about repeating the process again, and again—always chasing the next big score.
28/05/2046m 59s

“The Acid Bath Murderer” Pt. 1: John George Haigh

Born in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, John George Haigh rebelled against his hyper-religious upbringing and opted for a life of crime. He didn't see the point in earning an honest living when he could con others out of theirs. But Haigh soon realized that he needed a way to swindle people and make sure they stayed silent.
25/05/2042m 9s

“The Cleveland Strangler” Pt. 2: Anthony Sowell

As his living conditions deteriorated in the late 2000's, so did Anthony Sowell’s state of mind. Investigators were horrified when they finally searched his Cleveland home and found the corpses of his victims decaying in nearly every room.
21/05/2045m 38s

“The Cleveland Strangler” Pt. 1: Anthony Sowell

Plagued by addiction, Anthony Sowell killed 11 women between May 2007 and September of 2009. As his abuse became worse, so did his living conditions. Eventually Sowell was almost a total recluse, kept company only by the rotting bodies he kept in his home.
18/05/2040m 53s

“The Slave Master” Pt. 2: John Edward Robinson

By 1984, after a lifetime spent breaking the law and facing few consequences, John Edward Robinson had finally crossed the line into cold-blooded murder. Having gotten away with it before, he decided that nothing was stopping him from doing it again, and again...
14/05/2047m 33s

“The Slave Master” Pt. 1: John Edward Robinson

As a child growing up in Illinois in the 1940s and ‘50s, John Edward Robinson was obsessed with figures from the criminal underworld. When he was grown and married, he began conning his way into jobs he wasn't qualified for. It wasn't long before his scheming ways took a decidedly dark turn...
11/05/2046m 7s

“The Meanest Man in America” Pt. 2: Donald Henry Gaskins

In the late 1960s, Donald Henry Gaskins found himself consumed by a ravenous rage. He began stalking the highways of South Carolina, searching for victims. Eventually, he became so violent that even a maximum security prison couldn't stop him from killing.
07/05/2050m 37s

“The Meanest Man in America” Pt. 1: Donald Henry Gaskins

Between 1953 and 1982, Donald Henry “Pee Wee” Gaskins murdered at least 14 people, and claimed to have killed over 100. Gaskins began his crime spree early, and went from a young burglar and car thief in South Carolina to one of the most brutal serial murderers in U.S. history.
04/05/2049m 9s

“The Gainesville Ripper” Pt. 2: Danny Rolling

In 1989, Danny Rolling had already gotten away with a shocking triple murder. As he tried to stay ahead of the Shreveport cops, he made his way to Gainesville, where he set about terrorizing the University of Florida Campus as the “Gainesville Ripper.”
30/04/2043m 21s

“The Gainesville Ripper” Pt. 1: Danny Rolling

It's likely that an abusive, loveless upbringing in the 1960s and ‘70s shaped Danny Rolling’s troubling violent sexual fantasies. After a young life of petty crime in Louisiana and Georgia, one incident set Danny off.
27/04/2040m 41s

Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!

Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify!
26/04/203m 29s

NEW: “The Scorecard Killer” Pt. 2: Randy Steven Kraft

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. For more than a decade, Randy Steven Kraft preyed upon vulnerable young Californian men—torturing, dismembering, and murdering dozens. His killings were made all the worse by the blasé approach authorities took to his case.
23/04/2045m 18s

NEW: “The Scorecard Killer” Pt. 1: Randy Steven Kraft

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. From 1972 to 1983, the gay community of Southern California was plagued by a vicious killer. His name was Randy Steven Kraft, and he would later become known for the morbid murder "scorecard" that he kept beneath his car rug.
20/04/2038m 53s

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Juana Barraza Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Serial Killers, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: Between 1998 and 2006, Juana Barraza became a deceitful serial killer. Because police believed the murderer to be a man, Juana continued her deadly crimes without fear. By the time she was caught, she was suspected of claiming up to 48 victims.
16/04/2043m 37s

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Juana Barraza Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Serial Killers, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: From 1999 to 2006, as many as 48 elderly women were murdered in Mexico City. The woman at the center of this: a Lucha Libre wrestler turned infamous serial killer—Juana Barraza.
13/04/2048m 16s

“The Most Prolific” Pt. 2: Samuel Little

By the 1990s, he had spent twenty years murdering dozens of women across the United States. Decades after his crimes, Samuel Little was finally brought to justice—and soon revealed to have one of the highest victim counts of all time.
09/04/2047m 35s

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!

Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in this exclusive clip from our episode on the “Majestic 12.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
08/04/2015m 17s

“The Most Prolific” Pt. 1: Samuel Little

In 2018, he was serving a life sentence for the murders of three women in California—when he confessed to another. Then, another and another. Soon, Samuel Little had confessed to 93 murders across the U.S. over a period of 30 years.
06/04/2044m 8s

The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2

After a 7-month hiatus between 1918 and 1919, the Axeman jumped back into his killing spree. City officials tried to track down the mysterious killer, but their hunt led to nothing but dead ends and wrongful convictions. To this day, the Axeman's true identity remains unknown.
02/04/2046m 53s

The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 1

While the U.S. was wrapped up in the final days of World War I, New Orleans was facing an enemy right in their own backyard. In the early 20th century, a wave of fear rolled through Crescent City as a mysterious man began axing people in the dead of night while they were fast asleep.
30/03/2045m 15s

Parcast Classic: Robert Lee Yates Pt. 2

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! In 1996, Yates was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, but would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.
26/03/2044m 37s

Parcast Classic: Robert Lee Yates Pt. 1

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.
23/03/2046m 53s

“The Golden State Killer” Pt. 2: Joseph DeAngelo

As Joseph James DeAngelo's crimes escalated from robbery to murder during the 1980s, he terrified the state of California. Despite the best efforts of authorities, he eluded capture for decades. But he couldn't run forever.
19/03/2039m 12s

“The Golden State Killer” Pt. 1: Joseph DeAngelo

His crimes earned him the moniker of the “Visalia Ransacker” and the “East Area Rapist.” But Joseph James DeAngelo would become most notorious for his final nickname, the “Golden State Killer.” Between 1974 and 1986, DeAngelo committed untold atrocities, all while leading a seemingly average life as a husband and small town cop.
16/03/2039m 41s

“The Boxcar Killer” Robert Joseph Silvera Jr.

He was a freight hopper who rode the rails of the western United States for over a decade. Robert Joseph Silvera Jr. was responsible for more than 30 slayings in that time, most of his victims being fellow transients—earning him the nickname, “The Boxcar Killer.”
12/03/2043m 17s

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!

Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
11/03/2014m 21s

False Confessions: Henry Lee Lucas

In the mid-1980s, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to nearly 600 murders. While most of those confessions were subsequently disproven, his case led to larger questions about United States interrogation methods.
09/03/2047m 56s

“The Lust Killer” Pt. 2: Jerry Brudos

In many ways, Jerry Brudos wasn't in it for the kill—he was in it for the body. Between 1968 and 1969, he dressed his victims up and posed them, like living dolls. After killing them, he continued to defile and manipulate the bodies, keeping trophies for himself.
05/03/2050m 15s

“The Lust Killer” Pt 1: Jerry Brudos

He developed an obsession with women's clothing from a young age—a fetish which would eventually turn violent. As a teenager, Jerry Brudos started attacking young women… just to steal their shoes. But when footwear wasn't enough to satiate his desires, Brudos graduated from thief to kidnapper. And eventually, murderer.
02/03/2046m 55s

The Zodiac Killer Pt. 2

Following the string of brutal murders throughout the 1960s, the masked man known as the Zodiac Killer continued to write letters to the press and police, taunting them for their inability to catch him. Fifty years later, there is still no confirmed suspect as to the identity of the murderer.
27/02/2044m 45s

The Zodiac Killer Pt. 1

In the summer of 1969, newspapers in San Francisco began receiving coded letters from a man who would come to identify himself as "the Zodiac." The killer confessed to a string of brutal murders and would go on to terrorize the Bay area into the early 1970s.
24/02/2039m 40s

Serial Killers Rewind: Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Serial Killers that you might have missed! After meeting at Alpine Manor in Michigan, nurses’ aides Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood began a romantic relationship that eventually earned them the nickname “The Lethal Lovers.” Motivated by dark erotophonophilia, Graham and Wood’s dangerous “pranks” soon escalated to what they dubbed “The Murder Game.”
23/02/2042m 29s

“H.H. Holmes” Pt. 2: Herman Webster Mudgett

Between 1891 and 1895, H.H. Holmes embarked on a vicious killing spree across the United States, terrorizing an entire nation in the process. No one knows exactly how many murders he committed. He confessed to twenty-seven, but only nine were confirmed.
20/02/2049m 21s

Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!

Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “Bohemian Grove Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
19/02/2014m 51s

“H.H. Holmes” Pt. 1: Herman Webster Mudgett

He was the master of the infamous “Murder Mansion,” and often cited as America’s first serial killer. H.H. Holmes began his career as a con artist in Chicago, taking advantage of anyone he could between 1886 and 1894—all the while hiding his darkest motives.
17/02/2046m 37s

“The Campus Killer” Pt. 2: Ted Bundy

In 1974, Ted Bundy embarked on a murderous roadtrip across America committing dozens of murders from Colorado to as far as Florida. But after two prison escapes, and multiple trials, Bundy was far from finished. In 1979, he captivated the entire country by representing himself in the first televised murder trial in U.S. history.
13/02/2055m 16s

“The Campus Killer” Pt. 1: Ted Bundy

He’s one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century, murdering dozens of young women on a bloody rampage across America that spanned four years. But Ted Bundy’s metamorhposis as a killer began during childhood—long before his first murder.
10/02/2053m 14s

Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!

Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at Parcast’s new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format.  Play along in this exclusive clip from our episode on the Manson family with a couple of very special contestants and Parcast hosts, Greg and Vanessa, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
05/02/2014m 34s

“The Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream

In the late 1800s, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was the go-to doctor for Chicago's Red Light District. The women, who grew to trust, admire, and even fall in love with Dr. Cream, would soon become victims of his quiet-but-deadly poisonings.
03/02/2048m 5s

“The Classified Ad Rapist” Pt. 2: Bobby Joe Long

In 1984, Bobby Joe Long terrorized Tampa—sexually assaulting and murdering women with alarming frequency. But one 17-year-old girl escaped his clutches, living to see him brought to justice.
27/01/2044m 3s

Serial Killers Rewind: Ed Gein Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Serial Killers that you might have missed! He was known as the “Butcher of Plainfield.” Ed Gein’s gruesome killings would go on to inspire horror movies such as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.
26/01/2040m 52s

Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!

They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall. In this special clip from our first episode, learn about Benito Mussolini’s transformation from Italian “Superman” to despised despot. To finish this episode, subscribe to DICTATORS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
22/01/2019m 12s

“The Classified Ad Rapist” Pt. 1: Bobby Joe Long

Bobby Joe Long was responsible for the murder of at least 9 Tampa women. Born in 1953, his early life was milestoned by several serious head injuries including a motorcycle accident which would leave him forever changed.
20/01/2036m 9s

“The Gorilla Man” Pt. 2: Earle Leonard Nelson

From 1926-1928, Earle Nelson would roam across North America strangling unsuspecting land ladies. By the end of his rampage, he will kill at least 22 people, a record that would not be broken for another 50 years.
13/01/2050m 18s

Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
09/01/2014m 56s

“The Gorilla Man” Pt. 1: Earle Leonard Nelson

Reputed to have abnormally long arms and unusually large hands, Earle Leonard Nelson roamed the United States and Canada, strangling unsuspecting landladies in their own homes during the 1920s.
06/01/2043m 19s

Best of 2019: “The Spokane Serial Killer” Pt. 2: Robert Lee Yates Jr.

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In 1996, Yates was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, but would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.
30/12/1944m 37s

Best of 2019: “The Spokane Serial Killer” Pt. 1: Robert Lee Yates Jr.

Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.
30/12/1946m 53s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
23/12/1956m 20s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2

It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been prevented. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
23/12/1947m 2s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?
23/12/1943m 42s

Dahmer: A 3-Part Special

You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer: one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive SERIAL KILLERS 3-part special event. To show our appreciation for our loyal listeners, we’re taking a deep dive into Dahmer’s life and crimes to understand where his behavior went off the rails—and why he continues to fascinate us. All 3 episodes will be available on December 23rd across all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds!
19/12/191m 58s

David Joseph Carpenter

At least 10 people lost their lives at the hands of David Joseph Carpenter between 1979 and 1981. His infamous attacks at popular hiking spots in the San Francisco area and earned him the nickname, "The Trailside Killer."
16/12/1939m 42s

Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 2

Archibald Hall carried out his murderous rampage across the U.K. in 1977 and 1978, killing five people in search of notoriety and wealth. As his clients would soon find out, their affable butler was not all he seemed.
09/12/1948m 38s

Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 1

Obsessed with breaking into the upper crust of society, Archibald Hall would go to any lengths to do so. Between 1977 and 1978, Hall killed five people across the United Kingdom. Each victim was killed a different way, but he knew all of them personally.
02/12/1949m 55s

The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 2

On Christmas Eve 1885, Austin, Texas was again the site of multiple, grisly slayings. Only this time, the victims were not African-American women. They were prominent white women. Did the Annihilator Killer change his M.O. or were there now two serial killers loose in the streets of Austin?
25/11/1941m 51s

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
24/11/1916m 23s

The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 1

In 1884, Austin, Texas was shaken to its core when one of America's first serial killers committed a series of gruesome murders in its streets. The killer targeted African American women who worked as servants in the city's wealthier areas.
18/11/1941m 4s

Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
14/11/1913m 59s

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 2

Between 2007 and 2016, Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed elderly residents of the long-term care home where she worked as a night nurse. By the time of her capture, she was one of the most prolific killers in Canadian history.
11/11/1947m 31s

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1

Born in Canada in 1967, Elizabeth Wettlaufer struggled to accept her sexuality due to her deeply religious and conservative parents. As the years went on, the frustration and guilt of hiding her identity began to build, until eventually, she snapped.
04/11/1946m 59s

Par for the Crime: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!

Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
03/11/1913m 4s

Dana Sue Gray Pt. 2

In early 1994, Dana Sue Gray went on a month-long rampage that claimed the lives of several elderly ladies of Canyon Lake, California. Mixing murder with greed, she would go on extravagant shopping sprees using the credit cards of her victims.
28/10/1947m 16s

Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!

Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
22/10/1918m 9s

Dana Sue Gray Pt. 1

Growing up in Southern California in the 50s and 60s, Dana Sue Gray developed a troubling childhood petulance, which would ultimately evolve into a homicidal greed. Explore the circumstances leading up to her first murder, and the terror she inflicted on the gated community of Canyon Lake.
21/10/1947m 30s

“The Vampire of Sacramento” Pt. 2: Richard Trenton Chase

1977 proved to be a turning point for 27-year-old Richard Chase. Killing dogs and rabbits for their blood just wasn’t enough anymore. Only people would suffice, and a half-dozen of his neighbors would soon fall prey to his vampiric appetite.
14/10/1952m 9s

Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
11/10/1912m 35s

“The Vampire of Sacramento” Pt. 1: Richard Trenton Chase

He was a strange child—messy, disorganized and prone to random outbursts. As Richard Chase neared his 20s, things got worse… much worse. He convinced himself he needed to drink blood to stay alive.
07/10/1947m 36s

“The Lady Killer” Pt. 2 - Neville Heath

In 1946, British ex-pilot Neville Heath had lost everything. His wife left him and he had been dismissed from the airforce. He reacted to his string of failures by spiraling downward. He began suffering from blackouts, and started to become violent. Sadly, two young women would eventually fall victim to his uncontrollable rage.
30/09/1949m 24s

“The Lady Killer” - Neville Heath

Born on June 6th, 1917, Neville Heath would grow up to be one of the most devious killers England had ever known. He developed a talent for deception early on, and used his looks and charm to fraudulently climb the social ladder. But eventually his lies started catching up with him, and he showed the world his inner dark side. Sponsors! Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter SERIALKILLERS.
23/09/1958m 20s

“The Vienna Strangler” Pt. 2 - Jack Unterweger

In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again. Sponsors! Zola - Go to Zola.com/KILLERS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry!
16/09/1957m 5s

Introducing: HOROSCOPE TODAY, a new Parcast Original!

Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily.Find your daily briefing by searching the name of your sign, followed by “today,” or by visiting parcast.com/signs. 
10/09/192m 0s

“The Vienna Strangler” - Jack Unterweger

In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria’s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn’t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again.
09/09/1953m 26s

“The Kindly Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Nilsen

With the start of the 1980s, British serial killer Dennis Nilsen was just hitting his stride. His twisted desire for companionship had spiraled out of control, launching him on a prolific killing spree that ended in the murder of a dozen young men and boys in just two years. But as Nilsen struggled to find room for his rotting lovers in the cramped space of his London flat, he would resort to desperate, gruesome measures that would put investigators hot on his trail.
02/09/1950m 3s

“The Kindly Killer” - Dennis Nilsen

A hot meal, a stiff drink, or simple companionship. These are the tools Dennis Nilsen would use to lure victims back to his apartment in the late 70s and early 80s. Driven by loneliness, he keep the corpses of his victims, and even sit them down across the dinner table as he ate. Nilsen would claim at least a dozen victims this way, making him one of the most prolific killers in the UK. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we take on the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley! Search for The Dark Side Of on Spotify today!
26/08/1946m 10s

Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!

Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 20th, 1966, when the bodies of two Brazilian electrical engineers were found with strange lead masks over their eyes. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!
20/08/1915m 16s

“Arsenic Anna” Pt. 2 - Anna Marie Hahn

Five years into her killing spree, a team of financial detectives started to catch wind of Anna Marie Hahn’s dealings. With at least five confirmed victims by 1937, she showed no signs of stopping. Upon her arrest, police would discover a large cache of arsenic and various poisons. Sponsors! Mindhunter - Now Streaming, Only on Netflix.
19/08/1959m 39s

“Arsenic Anna” - Anna Marie Hahn

In 1932, at the age of 26, Anna Marie Hahn came up with a morbid get rich quick scheme...murder. The German native would offer her services as a live-in caretaker for elderly men in Cincinnati, and used her expertise in poisons to get rid of her clients while claiming their life insurance. Sponsors! Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/KILLERS RIGHT NOW! Ring Neighbors -  If you want to see what’s going on in your neighborhood, go to Ring.com/SERIAL to download from the Apple or Android app stores.
12/08/1952m 40s

“The Toy-Box Killer” Pt. 2 - David Parker Ray

By 1986, David Parker Ray was 46 years old, and had been abducting, raping, torturing, and killing women throughout the American Southwest for over 30 years. He would continue his reign of terror well into 1999, when one of his final victims would defy the odds and escape his torture, in horrific and dramatic fashion. Sponsors! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit available right now at Ring.com/SerialKillers.
05/08/1953m 5s

Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!

From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
31/07/1919m 33s

“The Toy-Box Killer” - David Parker Ray

Born on November 1st, 1939, David Parker Ray would grow up to be one of the most sadistic serial killers the world has ever seen. He started abducting, sexually assaulting, and killing women when he was only 15 years old, and he continued his crimes for decades, leaving bodies all throughout the New Mexico desert. Sponsors! Zola - Go to Zola.com/KILLERS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry.
29/07/1948m 10s

“The Zodiac” - Summer of Slaughter

In the summer of 1969, newspapers in Northern California began receiving coded letters from a person who would come to identify themselves as "The Zodiac." The author of the letters taunted the police by giving clues related to a series of unsolved murders, but did the cryptic messages truly come from the mind of the killer? Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts! Sponsors! Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/KILLERS right now!
22/07/1944m 34s

“The Doodler” - San Francisco’s Unknown Serial Slayer

At first, many gay men in 1970s San Francisco were dazzled by a handsome young artist who drew their caricatures on cocktail napkins. But as time went on, and the bodies started piling up, word spread. Avoid the Doodler at all costs. Sponsors! Ring Neighbors - Make sure you and your neighborhood are safe. Go to Ring.com/SERIAL to download the free Neighbors app from iOS or Android app stores.
15/07/1949m 26s

“The Bayou Serial Killer” Pt. 2 - Ronald Joseph Dominique

Ronald Dominique didn't feel any remorse as he dumped his twenty-third victim in the Louisiana swamp in 2006. Instead, he only felt sorry for himself. He made the long drive back to his mobile home and did the only thing that made him feel better. He plotted another murder. Sponsors! Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/KILLERS Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit right now at Ring.com/SerialKillers
08/07/1950m 57s

“The Bayou Serial Killer” - Ronald Joseph Dominique

He never caught a break growing up. He was mercilessly bullied, and no romantic prospects ever gave him a chance. In 1997, Ronald Dominique decided to take matters into his own hands. He would take what he wanted, no matter who got in his way. Parcasters - How do you delegitimize a queen? Ensnare her in a diamond heist, of course! Tune in to GONE this week to hear about the plot to steal Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace. Listen to GONE on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
01/07/1952m 54s

“Joel the Ripper” Pt. 2 - Joel Rifkin

Just before he strangled a victim, Joel Rifkin could hear laughter ringing in his ears. The sounds of his high school bullies had never really left him and that residual shame stuck with Joel as he cruised Manhattan for over two years, murdering at least 17 women by 1991. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of we dig into the trial of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and the media frenzy that followed. You might think you know the story, but the truth is much darker! Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast!
24/06/1951m 4s

“Joel the Ripper” - Joel Rifkin

When relentless high school bullies started dunking Joel’s head in urine-filled toilets, and throwing eggs at him after class, he needed a way to regain control. And unfortunately for 17 women around the Long Island area in 1989, he found a drastic outlet for his aggressions. Sponsors! Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/KILLERS.
17/06/1948m 4s

“The Pig Farmer” Pt. 2 - Robert "Willie" Pickton

In the early 90s, vulnerable women around Vancouver were disappearing at an alarming rate, but the authorities had yet to recognize the crisis, or even admit that there was a likely killer on the loose. Meanwhile, “Willie” Pickton’s nefarious reputation continued to grow in his hometown. Sponsors! Ring Neighbors - Go to Ring.com/SERIAL to download the free Neighbors app from iOS or Android app stores today. Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to Zola.com/KILLERS.
10/06/191h 3m

“The Pig Farmer” - Robert "Willie" Pickton

This Canadian grew up on a pig farm in the 1970s, so slaughtering livestock became second nature. His pig meat was the most sought-after in the county... until the meat started arriving dark, blackened and stringy.  Sponsors! The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmers Dog.com/KILLERS. Plus, you get FREE shipping! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit at Ring.com/SerialKillers
03/06/1957m 11s

Introducing: THE DARK SIDE OF, a new Parcast Original!

Hollywood is one of our most celebrated institutions, but do you know the dark shadows draped over its early years? In this new Parcast Original, we reexamine unknown and overlooked histories of society's beloved cultural touchstones. Every multi-episode series will take on a new topic, from the music industry, to sports, and even dating and romance.In this clip, we introduce the complicated story of Hollywood's founding as a religious utopia. Subscribe to THE DARK SIDE OF on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
29/05/1918m 28s

“Candy Man” Pt. 2 - Dean Arnold Corll

After his candy store closed in 1968, Dean Corll needed a new way to bring in young victims from the greater Houston area. So, he recruited two teenage boys to lure their friends to his apartment, where he would drug and kill them.  Sponsors! Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/KILLERS.
27/05/1953m 41s

“Candy Man” - Dean Arnold Corll

In 1962 he took over the family candy shop outside of Houston and was only too happy to give away treats to the children who would come 'round after school. Of course, nobody suspected that the local Candyman, Dean Arnold Corll, was also abducting said children, killing them, and burying them under the shed. Parcasters - Did you know that Hollywood, CA was originally conceived as an alcohol free religious utopia? Learn more about the founding of tinseltown on our new podcast, THE DARK SIDE OF... Listen now at parcast.com/darkside
20/05/1951m 27s

“The Ypsilanti Ripper” Pt. 2 - John Norman Collins

After successfully murdering four women in Eastern Michigan without a whiff of suspicion in 1969, John Norman Collins began to believe he would never be caught. He grew increasingly brash, returning to crime scenes and toying with police.  Sponsors! The Farmer’s Dog - Get 50% off your two-week trial of fresh, healthy food at TheFarmersDog.com/KILLERS. Plus, you get FREE shipping!
13/05/1947m 54s

“The Ypsilanti Ripper” - John Norman Collins

By 1967, he seemed to be a well-adjusted college student in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But the real reason for John Norman Collins' confidence lay far from the local college campus. Rather, in an abandoned farmhouse deep in the woods, where he could visit his victims again and again, admiring his handiwork. Sponsors! Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order when you go to PairOfThieves.com/KILLERS.
06/05/1949m 39s

“Terminator” Pt. 2 - Anatoly Onoprienko

By 1996, he settled down in a small village in Ukraine with his girlfriend, and was a loving father-in-law to her children. But the voices in Anatoly Onoprienko’s head would not let him rest. His ruthless, random violence launched the largest manhunt in Ukranian history--and even then, police could not put an end to the killer they called The Terminator. Sponsors! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit available right now. Go to Ring.com/SerialKillers.
29/04/1945m 23s

Not Guilty, Vanessa’s new podcast!

In this new podcast, we dive into cases resulting in acquittal or exoneration, examining the crimes, trials, and verdicts that make us ask the question: what defines guilt? If you enjoy true crime, courtroom drama, and high stakes storytelling, you won’t want to miss an episode of NOT GUILTY. Subscribe today on Spotify, or wherever you get your shows!In this clip we introduce the unsolved murder of Bonnie Lee Bakley, and the suspicious actions of her husband, actor Robert Blake.
25/04/1917m 36s

“Terminator” - Anatoly Onoprienko

He wanted to be remembered. He had spent a life cast aside and forgotten by his parents, siblings and peers. He hated the world that seemed so eager to forget him. So in 1989 Anatoly Onoprienko began killing whole families at random, seeking notoriety and revenge. And thanks to the fall of the USSR, this former Soviet was able to operate for years, as evidence of his crimes were swept under the rug. Parcasters - What was it like to live through the Titanic tragedy? Find out today on survival! Available now at parcast.com/survival
22/04/1947m 50s

“Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” Pt. 2 - The Cleveland Torso Murders

Eliot Ness went to the grave in 1957 without ever convicting the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Decades later, his family would reveal a secret suspect hidden within his notes, that was too well-connected to be accused publicly.  Parcasters - In the mood for more mystery? You won’t want to miss the case of the disappearing genius, Physicist Ettore Majorana this week on Unexplained Mysteries. Available Thursday at parcast.com/unexplained
15/04/1950m 13s

“Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” - The Cleveland Torso Murders

When a torso washed up on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in 1937, the police initially assumed a crime of passion. But when the next torso was found, they knew they had a serial murderer on their hands. Nicknamed the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, a notorious killer stalked the slums of Cleveland, killing vagrants he thought no one would miss. Parcasters - One of the greatest true crime cases in ever told is also one of the most impactful events in our nation’s history! Can you guess which one it is? Find out now at parcast.com/assassinations
08/04/1946m 27s

“The Bone Collector” - The West Mesa Murders

In early 2009, when Christine Ross set out on her morning walk in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the last thing she expected was to stumble across human remains. But within a matter of hours, the abandoned work site near her house had been turned into one of the most expansive crime scenes in history. Sponsors! Ring - Go to Ring.com/SerialKillers to get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit.
01/04/1955m 42s

SURVIVAL, a new Parcast podcast!

This high intensity Parcast Original series features incredible stories of defying certain death and overcoming insurmountable obstacles, while taking you along for a fast paced thrill ride. To hear the rest how Shin escaped North Korea's Kaechon internment camp, subscribe to SURVIVAL on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Thank you for all of your support!
27/03/1921m 21s

"Ogress of Reading" Pt. 2 - Amelia Dyer

In this special crossover episode with Sami from Female Criminals, we find out that Amelia Dyer’s desire to murder babies was about more than the money. In the mid-1880s, Dyer was enjoying it so much, she left her home, her family, and even faked her own death to continue killing England's unwanted infants.  Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is!
25/03/1947m 55s

"Ogress of Reading" - Amelia Dyer

Cunning, smart, ruthless, Amelia Dyer began a baby-farming business in 19th century England. Poverty-stricken mothers placed their children in her care trusting that she would find them loving homes. Instead, she pocketed the money, starved and strangled the babies before throwing them in the Thames river. Parcasters - If you haven’t already checked out our recent episodes on Female Criminals covering Diane Downs, check them out! Downs staged a murder involving her own children, listen now at parcast.com/criminals
18/03/1947m 1s

“The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders” Pt. 2 - Gordon Stewart Northcott

It seemed as though no one would be able to save Sanford from his uncle. Sanford had lived with him in Wineville, California from 1928-1929, only to now have to stay quiet about his uncle holding two young boys captive in his chicken coop. When Sanford's sister Jessie showed up on the chicken farm looking for answers, Sanford worried that she, too, would never leave the ranch alive. Hostage! Check out Parcast's other Podcast Hostage now! Thank you Carter and Irma for joining today's episode.  Sponsors! Care/of - For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code SerialKillers50. Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is!
11/03/1945m 26s

“The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders” - Gordon Stewart Northcott

This Serial Killers and Hostage crossover covers Gordon Stewart Northcott, who held his nephew captive and forced him to participate in the murder of at least three boys. Northcott would restrain his victims in a chicken coop before eventually murdering them. The small town of Wineville, California changed its name in 1930 to disassociate from the killings.  Parcasters - If you found yourself fascinated by this story of captivity and crime, check out our podcast HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen to our new episode on John McCain now at parcast.com/hostage
04/03/1948m 29s

"The Spokane Serial Killer" Pt. 2 - Robert Lee Yates Jr.

In 1996, he was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army. Yates would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.  Sponsors! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit when you go to Ring.com/SerialKillers. Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is!
25/02/1944m 37s

Harold Nokes Pt. 1 - Crimes of Passion, a new Parcast podcast!

They say there is a thin line between love and hate… in this podcast, we’re going to find out exactly how thin it is, by exploring the most incredible stories of murderous spouses, criminal couples, love triangles gone wrong, and so much more! Listen to the rest of Episode 1 on Edwin and Wilma Hoyt NOW! By searching for CRIMES OF PASSION and subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts, thank you!
19/02/1919m 0s

"The Spokane Serial Killer" - Robert Lee Yates Jr.

He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van. Parcasters - If you haven’t heard we have a new podcast coming out! We know you like the mystery and murder of Serial Killers, so you’ll love the deadly trysts we discuss in CRIMES OF PASSION. Listen now at parcast.com/passion Sponsors! Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code SERIAL15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
18/02/1946m 53s

“The Butcher of Hanover” Pt. 2 - Fritz Haarmann

Sent to his first mental institution at the age of 17, Fritz Haarmann had a troubled childhood full of trauma. He went on to murder close to 30 people between 1918 and 1924. His massive killing spree left a lasting legacy on both his hometown and the entire country of Germany.  Sponsors! Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only on Fox.
11/02/1947m 11s

“The Butcher of Hanover” - Fritz Haarmann

He didn't just love to kill his victims; Fritz Haarmann liked to bite into their Adam's apples and tear out their throats. His "love bites" earned him the nickname The Werewolf of Hanover, Germany. From 1918-1924, Fritz murdered as many as 50 children before police finally realized that the Werewolf was one of their own. Sponsors! Proven Innocent - Proven Innocent Premieres Friday, February 15th at 9/8c, only on Fox.
04/02/1949m 49s

“Lady Rotten” Pt. 2 - Mary Ann Cotton

After suffering multiple miscarriages, she begins to see her children less as a blessing and more of a burden. Mary Ann Cotton’s severe struggles with PTSD and postpartum depression caused her to disconnect from her own thoughts and commit unthinkable crimes around England during the 1850s and 60s. Many of the people closest to her did not survive the wrath of her anger.  Sponsors! Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code SERIAL15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
28/01/1951m 2s

“Lady Rotten” - Mary Ann Cotton

She was determined to pull herself out of poverty, but the path towards financial freedom meant murdering her three husbands, 13 children, and family friends, who dared to stand in her way. This 19th century killer became known as Britain's Black Widow Killer, and the first female serial killer in England. Sponsors! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit by going to Ring.com/SerialKillers.
21/01/1945m 1s

“Phoenix Serial Shooters” Pt. 2 - Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman

In the summer of 2005, innocent people were being gunned down in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona with no suspects, no witnesses, and no plausible motives. Dale Hausner and Sam Dieteman were ruthless murderers killing anyone they saw fit. The pair lived for the chaos, creating a game out of murdering innocent bystanders. Parcasters - Hear Hercules as you’ve never heard him before, tomorrow on Mythology!
14/01/1955m 13s

“Phoenix Serial Shooters” - Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman

In an instant, Dale Hauser's family was gone. He was left broken, isolated, and enraged. In 2005, his anger would boil over. He would begin stalking the streets of Phoenix, looking to create random chaos, and steal the lives of others as quickly as his own children had been taken. Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye! Sponsors! Calming Comfort - Go to CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use Promo Code “KILLERS” at checkout to receive 15% off the displayed price. Torrid - Go to Torrid.com and use Promo Code SERIAL15 for $15 off every $50 you spend! That means you can get up to $150 off a $500 order!
07/01/1948m 34s

“The Double Initial Murders” Pt. 2 - Joseph Naso

Working as a photographer, he obsessively documented his crimes. Naso’s journals included more than 250 detailed descriptions of assaults, accompanied by thousands of photographs of his victim. He strangled at least six women to death between 1977 and 1994.
31/12/1847m 23s

MIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!

We have a holiday gift for you… Parcast’s first fictional crime show AD-FREE! In Mind’s Eye, a serial killer is back and homicide detective Kate McClay fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, and even her own family... The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Continue the story of Mind’s Eye NOW by listening to the next episode - “Lost Forever.” Search and subscribe to MIND’S EYE anywhere you listen to podcasts, or at Parcast.com/mindseye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/12/1830m 1s

“The Double Initial Murders” - Joseph Naso

A routine home inspection in 2010 uncovers heinous crimes committed by Joseph Naso. Dating back to the late 1970s, Naso was responsible for deaths in California, Nevada and possibly one of the most famous unsolved murder sprees in New York State history. Sponsors! Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! Calming Comfort - Go to CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use promo code KILLERS at checkout to receive 15% off the displayed price. Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at SERIALKILLERS.RobinHood.com. Upstart -Head to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is.
17/12/1849m 55s

“The Craigslist Ripper” Pt. 2 - The Long Island Serial Killer

Many of the details surrounding the murder of 16 women in Long Island remain a mystery, the only connection is that the women all used Craigslist. Investigations have yielded no concrete suspects. Only 35 miles from Manhattan, a serial killer remains at large.  If you enjoyed this episode, give us a nice review, it really helps new listeners find the podcast! Sponsors! Calming Comfort - Go to CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use promo code KILLERS at checkout to receive 15% off the displayed price. Ring - Save up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to Ring.com/SERIALKILLERS. SimpliSafe - You can save hundreds of dollars if you go to SimpliSafe.com/KILLERS..
10/12/1843m 35s

“The Craigslist Ripper” - The Long Island Serial Killer

Ten bodies were found on Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island in 2010 all linked to one person. The killer primarily targeted sex workers who charged about $200 an hour via Craigslist. The Long Island Serial Killer’s murders go as far back as 1982, yet he still hasn’t been caught.  Sponsors! Audible - Evil Has A Name: Only on Audible. Listen now at Audible dot com slash EvilKillers or text EvilKillers to 500 500.  Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! Hunt A Killer - Visit HuntAKiller.com/KILLERS for 10% off your first box.
03/12/1853m 27s

“The Co-Ed Killer” Pt. 2 - Edmund Kemper

Edmund Kemper despised his mother so much, he tried to destroy everything she had ever loved. As Edmund began to express his hatred, the trail of bodies he left in his wake between 1964 and 1973 would earn him the name of the Co-Ed Killer. ASSASSINATIONS - Check out Parcast's new show Assassinations. Search and subscribe to Assassinations now! Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Zola - To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry go to Zola.com/KILLERS.
26/11/1854m 24s

JFK Pt. 1 – Assassinations, A new Parcast Podcast!

Hi Serial Killers fans! We know today is one of the busiest travel days of the year so we wanted to provide some extra AD FREE content for you! We hope you enjoy this sneak peak of our new podcast, Assassinations, where we examine history’s most dramatic deaths. If you enjoy this episode and want to listen to part two right now, subscribe to ASSASSINATIONS wherever you listen to podcasts!"Loner. Drop out. Marine. Defector. Husband. Father. Lee Harvey Oswald was all of these things, but on November 22 1963, he came to only be known as the man who killed President John F. Kennedy."
20/11/1842m 42s

“The Co-Ed Killer” - Edmund Kemper

Verbally abused and psychologically tortured by his mother, young Edmund Kemper's mind turned towards vicious daydreams and perverted nightmares. Before he even reached adulthood in California, Kemper showed the world how truly violent he could be. The Co-Ed Killer went on to murder ten people between 1964 and 1973.  Sponsors! Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals free at BlueApron.com/KILLERS. Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel! Caffé Monster: Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Sign up at SerialKillers.Robinhood.com. SimpliSafe - Go to SimpliSafe.com/KILLERS and save 25% off your SimpliSafe system.
19/11/1845m 53s

“Killer Caregiver” Pt. 2 - Beverley Allitt

Can detective Stuart Clifton find enough evidence to lock up the serial killer known as the, “Angel of Death” away for life? Or will Beverley Allitt’s mental illness affect the verdict in the UK?  Sponsors! Calming Comfort - Go to CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use Promo Code “KILLERS” at checkout to receive 15% off the displayed price. Ring - Save up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to Ring.com/SERIALKILLERS.
12/11/1854m 16s

“Killer Caregiver” - Beverley Allitt

A sweet and loving pediatric nurse was secretly torturing and murdering children at a England hospital in in the early 1990s. We’ll explore Beverley Allitt’s turbulent childhood, mental illness and what caused her turn into such a violent monster.  Sponsors! Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
05/11/1846m 16s

“The Jacksonville Cannibal” Pt. 2 - Ottis Toole

A man hungry for murder, and other things… The Cannibal Kid invites you to his famous BBQ, but this isn’t your standard Fourth of July celebration. Scheduled around the satanic calendar, human flesh will be on the menu. Sponsors! Hunt A Killer - Go to HuntAKiller.com/KILLERS for 10% off your first box. Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code SERIALKILLERS for 20% off your first order.  Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out how low your Upstart rate is!
29/10/1856m 59s

The Iceman Serial Killer - KINGPINS, a new Parcast podcast!

He killed over a hundred people before the police had even heard his name. So when the Mafia needed a body to drop without getting their hands dirty, there was only one man to call. Richard Kuklinski was quick, vicious, and utterly invisible. Hello Serial Killers listeners! As a thank you for supporting Parcast, we wanted to offer this AD-FREE bonus episode of our new podcast, Kingpins. Listen to the next part of this story now by subscribing to Kingpins wherever you listen to podcasts! 
26/10/1855m 19s

“The Jacksonville Cannibal” - Ottis Toole

He was either one of the most prolific killers of all time, or a compliant interviewee taken advantage of by the police to clear their cold case files. Which story will you believe? Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty Hearst's abduction by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Sponsors! Blue Apron - Check out this week’s menu and get your first 3 meals free at BlueApron.com/KILLERS. Robinhood - ​Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help build your portfolio! Go to SerialKillers.Robinhood.com. SimpliSafe - Head to SimpliSafe.com/KILLERS to protect your home and family today.
22/10/1851m 31s

“The Beast of British Columbia” Pt. 2 - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.

A chance meeting with child killer Gary Marcoux inspired Olson Jr. to commit his own string of murders. What measures would law enforcement have to take to identify and locate the victims of his crimes? Subscribe to Parcast's new Podcasts HOSTAGE now! Sponsors! Caffé Monster - Available in Vanilla, Mocha, and Salted Caramel. Pretty Litter - Head to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code SERIALKILLERS for 20% off your first order. Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/SERIALKILLERS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is!
15/10/1857m 47s

“The Beast of British Columbia” - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.

After his release from prison, Olson Jr. would go on a vicious killing spree and ultimately be convicted of eleven murders. Why would somebody who didn’t have a violent past suddenly turn into a monster? Sponsors! Ring - Save up to $150 off a Ring of Security Kit when you go to Ring.com/SERIALKILLERS Shudder - To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to Shudder.com/podcast and use promo code  SERIALKILLERS.
10/10/1849m 26s

“BTK Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Rader

What if you picked out a book at the library and found a taunting note to police from a serial killer? As the BTK Killer, he loved when the media gave him attention. But his need for attention would also be his downfall and eventually lead to his capture.  Sponsors! Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals free at BlueApron.com/KILLERS Caffé Monster - Available in Vanilla, Mocha, and Salted Caramel. Handy - Get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan at Handy.com/SERIAL and use promo code SERIAL during checkout! Pretty Litter - Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code SERIALKILLERS for 20% off your first order.
10/10/1853m 40s

“BTK Killer” - Dennis Rader

By all accounts, he was a loving family man, Scoutmaster, and church leader. None of his family members or colleagues ever suspected that he was also a sadistic killer. His M.O. was simple. He would bind, torture, and kill his victims. And that’s how Dennis Rader got his nickname.
10/10/1852m 7s

“House of Horrors” Pt. 2 - Fred and Rose West

Fred and Rose each came from abusive homes and each showed signs of being abusive as they became adults. But together, they would start a new life and collectively be responsible for nine murders over a span of decades.
17/09/1852m 47s

“House of Horrors” - Fred and Rose West

Fred and Rose each came from abusive homes and each showed signs of being abusive as they became adults. But together, they would start a new life and collectively be responsible for nine murders over a span of decades.
11/09/181h 2m

“The Yorkshire Ripper” Pt. 2 - Peter Sutcliffe

From the years 1969 to 1981, a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper freely roamed the streets of Yorkshire, England. Police were so determined to find him, they interviewed over 250,000 people. Sutcliffe had been brought in for questioning on nine separate occasions and each time he walked out a free man. How would they eventually catch him?
07/09/1853m 15s

“The Yorkshire Ripper” - Peter Sutcliffe

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe claimed he was directed by voices of God to kill innocent women. Naturally, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the charges that he slaughtered over a dozen women. Was his psychosis real or did he develop a deep hatred of women in childhood?
07/09/1850m 15s

“The Death House Landlady” - Dorothea Puente

This is a crossover special with the hosts of Serial Killers and Female Criminals. Listen to part 2 after this episode on the Female Criminals feed right now! Dorothea Puente didn’t set out to become Sacramento, California’s most notorious female serial killer. But she did have a criminal streak that grew more sinister, culminating in the deaths of almost a dozen residents of the boarding house she ran. How was she able to evade detection from family members and social workers? And how did she get away with her first murder? Listen to part 2 now on the Female Criminals feed. Part 2 will not be on the Serial Killers feed. Thanks!
07/09/1857m 20s

“Son of Sam” Pt. 2 - David Berkowitz

From summer of 1976 through summer of 1977, David Berkowitz went on a year long killing spree that terrorized the New York City boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Young women with dark hair were being targeted and anybody near them was in harms way. Find out how David Berkowitz got his nickname “Son of Sam” and how he was ultimately caught by police.
07/09/1858m 42s

“Son of Sam” - David Berkowitz

Plagued by the voices of monsters and demons since adolescence, serial killer David Berkowitz set over a thousand small fires throughout his youth and early adulthood. But his later involvement in devil worship and the occult, paired with his deep hatred for women, ultimately led him down the gruesome path to murder.
07/09/1847m 21s

“The Video Strangler” Pt. 2 - Maury Travis

Like many serial killers, Maury Travis became over-confident. In the summer of 2002, after reading a story in the newspaper about one of his victims, he mailed a letter to the local newspaper offering them information on the location of another. He was careful not to leave any fingerprints or DNA evidence before mailing it, so how did they track him down?
07/09/1850m 48s

“The Video Strangler” - Maury Travis

There was no evidence in Maury Travis’ childhood of arson or animal abuse, often seen as early warning signs for serial killers. And he didn’t appear to have been a victim of abuse from either of his parents. So what made this seemingly normal kid turn into a man who would rape, torture and murder as many as twenty women?
07/09/1854m 42s

“The Murder Factory” Pt. 2 - Amy Archer-Gilligan

Amy Archer-Gilligan owned and operated a home for elderly residents in Windsor, Connecticut, but fell deeply into debt. Over time, she developed a deadly business model - stealing money from residents, then poisoning them - ultimately killing more than two dozen victims over a two-year span.
07/09/1846m 4s

“The Murder Factory” - Amy Archer-Gilligan

Amy Archer-Gilligan opened a nursing home in Connecticut in 1907. By portraying herself as a kind and religious woman, she was able to recruit new residents. She was beloved in her neighborhood which is exactly why nobody suspected that she was a cold, calculated killer.
07/09/1846m 15s

“The Sunset Strip Killer” Pt. 2 - Carol Bundy

In the summer of 1980, Carol Bundy helped Douglas Clark sexually assault a young girl and murder over a half-dozen women. Her extreme desire to please Clark evolved into a murderous partnership, and finally a killer in her own right.
07/09/1853m 18s

“The Sunset Strip Killer” - Carol Bundy

After years of abuse as a child at the hands of her parents, Carol Bundy suffered through the same fate as an adult at the hands of various boyfriends. When she met Douglas Clark, she thought things would be different. But he had dark sexual fantasies and she would do anything to stay with him. Even kill.
07/09/1855m 23s

“The Beast” Pt. 2 - Luis Garavito

Luis Alfredo Garavito raped, tortured, and killed well over 100 children. Find out how he lured away his victims and avoided detection from authorities before eventually being apprehended and tried.
07/09/1846m 6s

“The Beast” - Luis Garavito

Luis Garavito was born in Colombia in 1957 to an abusive, alcoholic father and a time of civil unrest. At the age of sixteen, Garavito was kicked out of the house. This sparked a transient lifestyle and murder spree during which Garavito raped, tortured, and murdered over one hundred victims.
07/09/1848m 33s

“The Smotherer” Pt. 2 - Kathleen Folbigg

The stress of losing four children mysteriously in their sleep ended the marriage between Kathleen Folbigg and her husband Craig. While cleaning out her belongings, Craig stumbled across something alarming. Was it enough to prove that his children were murdered?
07/09/181h 3m

“The Smotherer ” - Kathleen Folbigg

Kathleen Folbigg was born in Australia on June 14, 1967. As a child, she grew up in a foster home and only discovered as a teenager that her birth mother was murdered by her father. We examine the relationship between Kathleen's difficult childhood, her early marriage to Craig Folbigg, and the mysterious deaths of her first three children.
07/09/1856m 52s

“The Confession Killer” Pt. 2 - Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas served only 10 years for killing his abusive mother. After being released early due to overcrowding, he longed for a sense of family and befriended fellow murderer Ottis Toole. Lucas moved in with Toole and his family. Once together,they spent most of their time together, working as roofers, and killing innocent victims. Or did they?
07/09/1846m 27s

“The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas, is one of history’s greatest liars. After his arrest in the 1980s, Lucas claimed to have murdered over 3,000 people across the U.S. His numerous confessions lead to his moniker, the “Confession Killer.” So what led Lucas to confess to so many different murders? And how many of these supposed crimes did he actually commit?
07/09/1838m 30s

Carl Panzram Pt. 2

Carl Panzram didn't start out a murderer. He started with smaller crimes like robbery and arson and quickly worked his way up to more violent crimes. But most kids with his background grow up to not be serial killers. What happened to Carl Panzram that pushed him from regular felon to violent serial killer?
07/09/1859m 9s

Carl Panzram

Even as a child, Carl Panzram often found himself in trouble. He spent his teenage years either homeless, on the run, or imprisoned. From robbing former president Taft to setting churches and jails on fire, Panzram was always on the hunt for trouble. But what made the mischievous teenager turn into a serial killer?
07/09/1844m 35s

“Killer Petey” - Pedro Rodrigues Filho

After his girlfriend Maria was murdered by gang members, Pedro Rodrigues Filho made it his mission to avenge her death, and kill as many criminals as possible. In popular culture, this kind of vigilantism is celebrated, in real life it leaves a brutal path of bodies in the wake of a man who appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner. In this episode, we explore the life of “Killer Petey” and his blood soaked search for justice.
07/09/1841m 28s

“The Boston Strangler” Pt. 2 - Albert DeSalvo

After being admitted to Bridgewater State Hospital, Albert DeSalvo began confiding in other patients, bragging about his crimes and admitting he was the Boston Strangler. But was that a lie for attention? Or was DeSalvo truly the killer behind the crimes of the Boston Strangler?
07/09/1857m 31s

“The Boston Strangler” - Albert DeSalvo

There’s a special sense of security within our own homes. But from 1962 to 1964, Albert DeSalvo took advantage of this trust. He swayed women into letting him through the front door, only to leave them as victims of “The Boston Strangler.”
07/09/1848m 5s

“The Trash Bag Killer” Pt. 2 - Patrick Wayne Kearney

After luring in victims using a false sense of security, Patrick Wayne Kearney earned his title as “The Trash Bag Killer” by murdering a confirmed 21 young men and leaving their remains in trash bags along Southern California freeways during the 1970's. But when he targeted 19-year-old Tony Stewart, everything changed.
07/09/1850m 39s

“The Trash Bag Killer” - Patrick Wayne Kearney

Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. As a child, he was tormented relentlessly by schoolmates, and found happiness in slaughtering animals. We examine how he transitioned from a bullied child to a violent killer who left dozens of men in garbage bags alongside California freeways.
07/09/1846m 14s

“The Sorcerer” Pt. 2 - Ahmad Suradji

Many people innocently dream of having super powers. But Ahmad Suradji’s dreams led him to become a murderous “Sorcerer from Hell” who killed 42 women in his quest to become invincible. We explore Suradji’s path to killing, including a disturbing dream that inspired him to kill women and drink their saliva.
07/09/1839m 12s

“The Sorcerer” - Ahmad Suradji

In 1986, Ahmad Suradji had dreamed of becoming a mystic healer in his community. But this dream also led him to believe he could become invincible… by murdering young women and slurping their saliva. We dive deep into the life of Ahmad Suradji, and examine how he pursued his gruesome dreams to become the Sorcerer from Hell.
07/09/1838m 15s

“Dr. Death” Pt. 2 - Harold Shipman

During his 25-year medical career, Harold Shipman rose to be a respectable family doctor who treated his patients with outstanding care. But behind closed doors, he operated as Dr. Death, and injected his victims with deadly doses of diamorphine. We look into how this man, who may have killed more than 200 people, managed to get away with it for so long.
07/09/1837m 19s

“Dr. Death” - Harold Shipman

What happens when a doctor, someone we should trust, becomes a killer? Harold Shipman, later known as Dr. Death, terrorized Britain for 25 years, killing over 200 of his patients. We look into Shipman’s life to learn how someone who went through years of medical training could become a killer hidden in plain sight.
07/09/1839m 5s

“The Blood Countess” Pt. 2 - Elizabeth Bathory

Elizabeth Bathory was a cruel, widowed noblewoman who earned the title “The Blood Countess” from the rumors she bathed in the blood of her victims. We continue to dive deep into her torture and murder of young servants, as well as investigate the many accomplices who only helped her fulfill her lust for blood.
07/09/1841m 37s

“The Blood Countess” - Elizabeth Bathory

In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, young peasant girls who went to the Castle Cachtice were being led to death at the hands of the Blood Countess. Although much of her life is shrouded in mystery, it’s no secret that Elizabeth Bathory was a sadist responsible for dozens, perhaps hundreds of murders. Her position as one of the most blood-thirsty, notorious killers of all time has influenced stories for centuries, including the classic Dracula.
07/09/1838m 33s

“The Butcher of Plainfield” Pt. 2 - Ed Gein

After murdering two women, robbing graves, and decorating his home with human body parts, Ed Gein found himself arrested and in the media’s spotlight. We look into his trial, institutionalization, and the public’s fascination with him… a fascination that still lives on today.
07/09/1847m 42s

“The Butcher of Plainfield” - Ed Gein

We explore the twisted mind of Ed Gein, whose gruesome killings inspired horror movies Pyscho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. Gein was known for years as the local handyman in Plainfield, until it was uncovered in 1957 that he killed two women and robbed the graves of multiple other women.
07/09/1840m 52s

“Jolly Jane” - Jane Toppan

After a childhood filled with abuse, poverty, and shame, Jane Toppan (born Honora Kelley), left her foster home and pursued nursing. To many, she seemed like a loving nurse who cared deeply for her patients. But for years, she used her nursing skills to experiment with medicines...and kill the people who trusted her the most.
07/09/1850m 31s

“The Killer Clown” Pt. 2 - John Wayne Gacy

We continue to look into the conflicted identity of John Wayne Gacy, who terrorized Chicago in the 1970s. Known as the “Killer Clown,” Gacy tortured and then murdered at least 33 teenage boys. But for many years, he appeared to be an outstanding member of his community...all while hiding his victims’ bodies underneath his house.
07/09/1842m 57s

“The Killer Clown” - John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy, or the “Killer Clown,” was named the worst serial killer in the United States after he murdered 33 teenage boys in the 1970s. Gacy lived a contradicting life as a celebrated community member, who then used his reputation to pursue secret, violent interests. We look into Gacy’s crimes and how the abuse from his father and his own feelings of alienation created a killer.
07/09/1837m 41s

“The Moors Murderers” Pt. 2 - Ian Brady & Myra Hindley

Ian Brady & Myra Hindley shared a deep, dark passion for murder that led to the death of multiple children in England from 1963 to 1965. Their horrific actions made them two of the most infamous serial killers in modern history. In part two of the Moors Murders, Greg and Vanessa explore the couple’s crimes and their ultimate demise.
07/09/1837m 53s

“The Moors Murderers” - Ian Brady & Myra Hindley

When Myra Hindley, an ambitious, yet violent, young woman met Ian Brady, an unemotional man with a twisted mind, their deepening love became a source of tragedy. From 1963 to 1965, the duo acted on their dark desires by murdering children in England. Greg and Vanessa explore the bone-chilling dynamics of serial killer couples like Ian and Myra.
07/09/1837m 11s

“The Freeway Killer” Pt. 2 - William Bonin

After William Bonin took the life of his first victim, his killings only escalated in frequency and violence. In part 2, Greg and Vanessa dive into Bonin’s need for validation, and how the loneliness resulting from his traumatic childhood likely led him to invite multiple accomplices along on his killing spree. After the rape, torture, and murder of at least 21 men and boys, William Bonin’s accomplices became the key to his capture and conviction.
07/09/1850m 4s

“The Freeway Killer” - William Bonin

William Bonin drove California’s freeways, picking up hitchhiking men and boys and driving them to their deaths. As a child, he was abused by almost everyone he met--family, classmates and authority figures - leading to complete desensitization. Greg and Vanessa discuss Bonin’s hunger for power and addiction to torture, rape, and murder.
07/09/1843m 53s

“The Butcher of Rostov” Pt. 2 - Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo killed with increasing frequency over twelve years. Greg and Vanessa explain how the Soviet system of criminal profiling allowed a monster like Chikatilo to evade the police, even as his killing became more frequent, and more gruesome. They examine how a psychiatrist helped crack the case, Chikatilo’s attempt to plea insanity, and the horror of tracking down a killer who’s victim profile is “anyone they can get their hands on”.
07/09/1850m 27s

“The Butcher of Rostov” - Andrei Chikatilo

One of the most prolific serial killers ever to live, Andrei Chikatilo murdered 53 people between 1978 and 1990. Greg and Vanessa examine how Chikatilo was molded by the horrors of World War II in Ukraine and then the Soviet Union. Driven by his impotence, he could only be satisfied by killing women and children.
07/09/1842m 23s

Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 3

He was never caught. So why did Jack the Ripper stop killing? In the finale, Greg, Vanessa, Carter, and Wenndy follow the years-long search for Jack the Ripper, ranging from bloodhound trials to DNA testing. Then our hosts discuss Jack’s last victims, his pop culture influence, and a few major suspects; finally pinpointing the person they believe was Jack the Ripper.
07/09/1856m 59s

Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 2

One of the first serial killers to write letters to the authorities, Jack the Ripper’s mail was memorable, to say the least. Our resident Ripperologists examine Jack’s odd correspondence and determine which letters were fakes and which were truly penned by the Ripper. They also examine the “Double Event” murders and how sensational journalism and media coverage influences active killers.
07/09/1850m 47s

Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1

He's the world's most famous killer. But how could a series of crimes committed in a few weeks in 1888 still be so famous nearly 130 years after the fact? In the first episode of this special series, Unsolved Murders Hosts Carter and Wenndy join Serial Killers hosts Greg and Vanessa to explore the most infamous anonymous killer the world has ever known: Jack the Ripper.
07/09/1853m 28s

“The Lethal Lovers” Pt. 2 - Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood

In the case of the Lethal Lovers, Gwen Graham was charged with five murders, and Cathy Wood charged as her accomplice. But was that truly their relationship, or was Cathy blackmailing Gwen to use her as a scapegoat? Greg and Vanessa piece through the lies to discover who was really culpable in the Alpine Manor killings- Gwen Graham, Cathy Wood, or both women?
07/09/1847m 11s

“The Lethal Lovers” - Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood

After meeting at Alpine Manor in Michigan, nurses’ aides Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood began a romantic relationship that eventually earned them the nickname “The Lethal Lovers.” Motivated by dark erotophonophilia, Graham and Wood’s dangerous “pranks” soon escalated to what they dubbed “The Murder Game”.
07/09/1842m 29s

"Bible John" Pt. 2

Bible John left gruesomely specific crime scenes. This week, Greg and Vanessa scrutinize this killer’s disturbing methods for any semblance of meaning. Were the kills sadistic, predatory, or spurred by rage at encountering an “unclean” menstruating woman? And how, despite the fact that the Glasgow police interviewed over 20,000 people, did Bible John evade capture?
07/09/1840m 45s

"Bible John"

Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom was meant to be a place for people to dance and enjoy themselves. Instead, Bible John, one of Scotland’s most infamous serial killers, used the dance hall as a hunting ground. Vanessa and Greg investigate the motives of this mysterious murderer who may have used the Bible as justification to target menstruating woman.
07/09/1838m 7s

“The Angel of Death” Pt. 2 - Charles Cullen

Charles Cullen was one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. As a nurse, he went from hospital to hospital, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Greg and Vanessa investigate how the New Jersey hospitals that employed the killer nurse ignored evidence of his murders. Yet despite the mounting deaths, the one person capable of bringing Cullen to justice was his only friend.
07/09/1847m 27s

“The Angel of Death” - Charles Cullen

Nurses are trained to save lives. But this nurse killed. Charles Cullen overdosed his elderly patients on digoxin and insulin, passing off over 40 deaths as natural before authorities finally got involved. Greg and Vanessa examine how Cullen’s depression, feelings of victimhood and drug abuse led him to abuse drugs on others.
07/09/1848m 35s

“The Midwest Black Widow” Pt. 2 - Belle Gunness

A fire rages at black widow Belle Gunness's murder farm, where her many victims lie buried below her hog pen. After deputies find a headless woman's body in the ashes, authorities believe that Belle was murdered by her jealous farmhand. But Greg and Vanessa think that’s exactly what Belle wanted them to believe. Why would a serial killer fake her own death? And what would drive her to do so? Greg and Vanessa investigate.
07/09/1838m 58s

“The Midwest Black Widow” - Belle Gunness

Norwegian immigrant Belle Gunness was one of America's deadliest black widows. Suitors answering her personal ads seeking romance found themselves at the wrong end of Belle's meat cleaver. Join Greg and Vanessa as they investigate the motives behind Belle's prolific murders. Was early-life trauma to blame? Or did simple greed drive Belle to kill?
07/09/1840m 39s

"The Green River Killer" Pt. 2 - Gary Ridgway

What makes someone evil? And how evil is Gary Ridgway, serial killer and necrophiliac? Greg and Vanessa discuss Ridgway’s sex addiction, how he lured his victims, and the great lengths he went to in order to evade the police for nearly twenty years.
07/09/1854m 31s

"The Green River Killer" - Gary Ridgway

Struggling with a low IQ, Gary Ridgway always wanted to be the best at just one thing. That one thing turned out to be serial murder. The most prolific American serial killer, Ridgway claims to have killed almost eighty women. Greg and Vanessa discuss the formative events and possible Oedipal complex behind the Green River Killer.
07/09/1845m 34s

“The Giggling Granny” Pt. 2 - Nannie Doss

Behind the cheerful demeanor of a sweet southern grandma, lurked a vicious killer. Nannie Doss poisoned her husbands, killed her children, and even went after her own mother. This week, Greg explores Nannie’s use of the lonely hearts columns to find victims, and Vanessa examines how social conformity and societal norms helped this killer fly under the radar for so long.
07/09/1844m 31s

“The Giggling Granny” – Nannie Doss

“The Giggling Granny”, Nannie Doss’ home cooked meals were served with a side of poison. Was she suffering from Munchausen-by-Proxy, or did she just feel trapped by mid-20th century society? Greg and Vanessa examine how a troubled childhood, brain damage, and an abusive husband led this killer to snap and go after everyone who was closest to her.
07/09/1843m 8s

"The Grim Sleeper" Pt 2. - Lonnie Franklin Jr.

Lonnie Franklin Jr. offered rides to Los Angeles women, only to kill them, photograph them, and leave their bodies to be found like trash on the street. “The Grim Sleeper” had a deep-seated need to degrade women, ending at least ten lives before new breaks in forensic technology helped the police to catch him. Greg and Vanessa discuss Franklin’s change in MO, his police interrogation, and the remaining task of identifying the unknown women in his Polaroids. Join us after the episode for an exclusive interview with Hart Hanson, creator of the TV series BONES. We’ll talk about his new crime novel, The Driver.
07/09/1837m 24s

"The Grim Sleeper" - Lonnie Franklin Jr.

He targeted and killed multiple women in the 1980’s; then mysteriously disappeared. Fourteen years later, he started killing again. Why would he stop? And why, after so long, would he come back? Greg and Vanessa examine what made “The Grim Sleeper” different from other serial killers operating in the area at the same time, as well as the psychology behind his “trophies.”
07/09/1838m 56s

“The Casanova Killer” Pt. 2 – Paul John Knowles

A lust killer who dreamed to be known as an outlaw, Paul John Knowles sought infamy. He was so desperate to be remembered; he recorded his own confession to multiple murders while still a free man, and shared the tapes with his lawyer. Knowles killed indiscriminately, occasionally allowing writers to live—so they could chronicle his story. This week, Greg and Vanessa follow Knowles’ cross-country murder spree to its shoot-out conclusion.
07/09/1851m 52s

“The Casanova Killer” - Paul John Knowles

He had no pattern. No victim type. No consistent MO. And he killed across the country. Nicknamed the “Casanova Killer” for his good looks, Paul John Knowles confounded the police. Greg and Vanessa dig into Knowles troubled childhood and disrespect for authority, then try to unpack a confusing man who described himself as both Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Bonnie and Clyde.
07/09/1838m 15s

“The Werewolf of Wysteria” Pt. 2 - Albert Fish

“The Boogey Man”, AKA Albert Fish, attacked over 100 children, many of them unidentified. A traumatic childhood created a twisted old man, tormented by religious delusions and sick sexual fantasies. Greg and Vanessa explore the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd, which led to Fish’s downfall, his shocking confessions, and his eventual execution.
07/09/1849m 39s

“The Werewolf of Wysteria” - Albert Fish

Albert Fish preyed on young children in the early 1900s, molesting, murdering, and even cannibalizing them. He wasn’t caught until the 1930s, when three of his most horrifying crimes came to light. This week, Greg and Vanessa discuss Fish’s tumultuous childhood, his paraphilic disorders, and two of his most infamous victims.
07/09/1841m 30s

E22: "The Toolbox Killers" Pt. 2 - Lawrence Bittaker & Roy Norris

These sadistic killers notoriously recorded the audio of their final murder; a recording so disturbing, half the courtroom broke down in tears. Prior to the recording, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris plotted to kill a girl of every age from thirteen to nineteen, and got halfway through their plan. Greg and Vanessa discuss organized killers, and why this pair chose to leave their final victim in a place she was sure to be found. Stick around after the show for a special interview with Edgar-Award Winning Author Meg Gardiner where we discuss how she writes about the psychology of serial killers and detectives in her new book, UNSUB.
07/09/1853m 2s

E21: "The Toolbox Killers" - Lawrence Bittaker & Roy Norris

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris terrorized the streets Southern California during their five month killing-spree in 1979, taking the lives of at least five teenage girls. Greg and Vanessa dive into the psychology of this “gruesome twosome”, and the factors that can cause an inmate to leave prison ready to commit even more despicable crimes. 
07/09/1843m 22s

E20: "The Acid Bath Murderer" Pt. 2 - John George Haigh

If there’s no body, there’s no murder. At least, that’s what John George Haigh thought the legal term “corpus delicti” meant. Haigh dissolved his victims in acid, earning the nickname “The Acid Bath Murderer”. This organized and “paranoiac” killer went after people he knew, aiming to steal their money. Greg and Vanessa follow Haigh’s pattern of murders, and the arrogance that helped the police to bring him in. 
07/09/1844m 28s

E19: "The Acid Bath Murderer" - John George Haigh

John George Haigh poured his victims’ bodies down the sewer. A narcissistic killer, Haigh had a severe lack of empathy which led him to kill people, rob them, and dissolve their bodies in acid. This week, Greg and Vanessa explore narcissistic personality disorder, the insanity defense, and the factors in Haigh’s early life that led to him murdering one of his few friends. 
07/09/1844m 11s

E18: "The Chessboard Killer" Pt. 2 - Alexander Pichushkin

Alexander Pichushkin’s favorite book was How to Win Friends and Influence People, which he used to charm his victims into following him into the woods. He was charged with 49 murders, but was upset the authorities didn’t verify a higher kill count. Pichushkin idolized Russia’s most prolific serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo, and wanted to go down as an even more prolific killer. Greg and Vanessa examine how Pichushkin’s desire for validation was the only reason he was caught. 
07/09/1845m 56s

E17: "The Chessboard Killer" - Alexander Pichushkin

Alexander Pichushkin tracked his murders by marking X’s on his favorite chessboard. Luring victims into a park before bludgeoning them with a blunt object, Pichushkin also earned the nickname “The Bitsevsky Park Maniac”. This week, Greg and Vanessa look into the effects of frontal lobe damage on a child’s brain, and how alcoholism, a porn addiction and a love for chess shaped a prolific killer. 
07/09/1845m 2s

E16: The Zodiac Killer Pt. 2

The Zodiac Killer held San Francisco in a grip of terror in the 1960’s largely due to the letters and ciphers he sent the newspapers and police. Greg and Vanessa dig into the meaning of the mysterious messages, and try to figure out how a killer who mailed the authorities clues was never caught. They also take a look at the phenomena of false confessions. 
07/09/1838m 47s

E15: The Zodiac Killer

He’s one of the most notorious serial killers in US history, and we don’t even know his real name. A “thrill killer”, the Zodiac targeted couples, but they weren’t the only victims of his terror spree. This week, Greg and Vanessa dive into the Zodiac Killer’s crimes and examine how his methods of murder showed a need for attention. 
07/09/1840m 3s

E14: “The Redneck Charles Manson” Pt. 2 – Donald Henry Gaskins

Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins was so disturbed, he had classifications for the types of murders he’d commit- “coastal” or “serious.” The “Redneck Charles Manson” killed hitchhikers for pleasure, but also committed grudge murders on victims he knew. Greg and Vanessa explore Donald’s misogyny and examine the claims he made in his memoir. 
07/09/1848m 54s

E13: “The Redneck Charles Manson” – Donald Henry Gaskins

A killer so vicious he managed to kill twice while in prison, earning the nicknames “The Meanest Man in America” and “The Redneck Charles Manson”, Donald Henry Gaskins terrorized the American South in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This week, Greg and Vanessa dig into Donald’s need for dominance and his position in prison hierarchies.
07/09/1837m 6s

E12: The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2

The Axeman drove New Orleans to hysteria, but he also drove the citizens to play loud jazz music. Greg and Vanessa analyze this odd request, as well as police prejudice in investigating the case. Later, they read a letter from the killer, purporting his demonic association. What psychological factors led the Axeman to claim to be “From Hell”? 
07/09/1846m 50s

E11: The Axeman of New Orleans

In the early 1900’s, the Axeman of New Orleans chiseled his way into homes to kill his sleeping victims. Then he’d vanish; leaving the corpse, the weapon, and sometimes his own bloody clothes behind. Greg and Vanessa examine the concept of overkill in this disorganized killer. Then they ask the question: Was the narcissistic Axeman part of the mafia, a German spy, or a demon from hell? 
07/09/1834m 56s

E10: Ted Bundy Pt. 2

Arguably the most infamous serial killer of the modern day, Ted Bundy’s murders escalated in frequency and depravity as the cops chased him. Though Ted Bundy publicly admitted to thirty murders, Bundy’s lawyer said he committed over a hundred. Greg and Vanessa discuss psychopathy, psychosis, and the “mask of sanity” in relation to Ted Bundy. 
07/09/1839m 26s

E09: Ted Bundy

More than any serial killer in history, Ted Bundy was known for charming the media, and his victims. Greg and Vanessa explore Bundy’s early life, the mental compartmentalization of killers like Bundy, and the way he manipulated the media. 
07/09/1840m 17s

E08: The Ken and Barbie Killers Pt. 2

Karla Homolka helped Paul Bernardo rape and kill her own sister. Why would someone do that? Greg and Vanessa discuss the “Ken and Barbie Killers” and serial killer couples. Their charming public faces made it hard for the police to find them, and easy for the pair to lure victims. 
07/09/1845m 11s

E07: The Ken and Barbie Killers

Paul Bernardo, one of “The Ken and Barbie Killers”, also known as the “Scarborough Rapist”, flew under the radar in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, stalking young women and attacking them on dark suburban streets. Paul’s actions only got worse when he met Karla Homolka, who enabled him to go from raping to killing. Greg and Vanessa investigate police mismanagement and how these two serial killers pick victims and locations.
07/09/1839m 51s

E06: “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” Pt. 2 - Peter Kurten

Shockingly, Peter Kurten turned himself into authorities in 1931. Why would a bloodthirsty serial killer do that? More paradoxes came up in his confessions, especially when he explained “respecting” his murder victims. Greg and Vanessa investigate these inconsistencies, as well as how fire and animal cruelty may have been a gateway for his sadism to come out in murder. 
07/09/1830m 45s

E05: “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” - Peter Kurten

Known as “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” or “The Dusseldorf Monster”, Peter Kurten was a German serial killer and rapist that was found guilty of nine counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder. Born in Germany in 1883 to an impoverished and abusive household, Kurten became infamous after he occasionally made attempts to drink the blood from his victims’ wounds. He was executed in 1931. Join Greg and Vanessa as they explore the mind of Peter Kurten. 
07/09/1834m 21s

E04: Aileen Wuornos Pt. 2

As Aileen’s crimes ramped up, she was abandoned by her girlfriend, who later convinced her to confess in 1991. After the confession and trial, Aileen Wuornos was sentenced to death six times for killing seven victims. Aileen finally got the attention she desperately craved when the interrogations began. Why did she kill? She said she needed the money. Hosts Greg and Vanessa look for motivations deeper than money. 
07/09/1835m 59s

E03: Aileen Wuornos

Falsely labeled “the first female serial killer” by the media, Aileen Wuornos showed the world that women could kill in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. An alcoholic prostitute, Wuornos targeted older men, posing as a hitchhiker before killing and robbing her victims. Speaking of victims, Wuornos continuously insisted that she was the victim, that the men she killed raped her, society failed her and the police “made” her a serial killer. What makes a murderer see themselves as a victim? Join Greg and Vanessa as they examine the brain of this psychopath. 
07/09/1836m 25s

E02: H.H. Holmes Pt. 2

H.H. Holmes spent his life committing insurance fraud and treating people like objects. When his crimes caught up to him, Holmes gave false confessions claiming to have murdered people who are still alive and well, and some whose bodies could not be found. Why would he do this? And how many people did he really kill? Our hosts Greg and Vanessa examine what led this meticulous planner to his baffling end. 
07/09/1852m 14s

E01: H.H. Holmes

Welcome to Serial Killers. Our first episode covers H.H. Holmes, known as America’s first serial killer. In 1895, he confessed to 27 murders and was found guilty of 9 but may have killed up to 200 people. His Chicago home was dubbed the “Murder Castle” due to its labyrinthine design, secret torture rooms and bodies buried in the basement. Even more labyrinthine? This man’s mind. Join our hosts Greg and Vanessa as they get into the brain of a con man, and find out how he committed so many murders. 
07/09/1850m 30s

Welcome Trailer!

Every Monday we take a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers. Serial Killers officially debuts Monday February 27th. Here is a sneak peek.
07/09/182m 8s

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