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Introducing Monstruo

The heart of a man is darkness… No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred. Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be left unexplored. Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill. Subscribe to Monstruo today at


Lizzie Borden: Anatomy of a Sociopath

On August 4, 1892, the town of Fall River, MA became witness to one of the more horrifying, yet fascinating crimes in modern history, the gruesome axe murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, which remain unsolved to this day. At the time, however, strong suspicion was cast upon Andrew's daughter, Lizzie, who not only held contempt and disdain for Abby, but supposedly had her eye on her father's money as well. Despite significant circumstantial evidence, Lizzie's day in court saw her walk free and...


Introducing: Generation Why

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Sit down with two friends, Aaron and Justin, who break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. Listen to Generation Why now at



On the night of July 22, 1991 Milwaukee police entered the apartment of 31-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer in response to a complaint by a man who said he'd been handcuffed and held hostage there only minutes earlier. Having been to the residence in the past, the cops thought this might be another case of a domestic dispute between two young lovers. Once inside, however, what they found was far more sinister. Join host Ryan Kraus for Part II of a psychological journey through the emotional plight of...


Introducing Blackwood

Five years ago, three teenagers set out to investigate the local legend of their small town, The Blackwood Bugman, and the mysterious disappearances and murders connected to him over the years. But as they soon come to find out, getting too close to the truth can be dangerous. From the masterminds behind Hunt A Killer comes a chilling tale of secrets, monsters, and murder. Subscribe to Blackwood today at


Pet Sematary

Join host Ryan Kraus for a fascinating journey through the terrifying psychology embedded in Stephen King’s horror classic Pet Sematary. Sponsor: Green Chef Visit to get $50 off your first box.


Dahmer: Descent to Darkness

On May 21, 1960, proud parents Lionel and Joyce Dahmer welcomed their baby boy Jeffrey into the world. By 1991, he would become one of the more notorious serial killers of all time. Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological journey back in time to Jeff’s childhood to learn what went wrong. Part I of a limited series. Sponsor: Maeltopia - A New World of Horror Facebook: Promo: The Murder in My Family...


New Show: I, Survivor - Cold Case Murder Mysteries

Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences. Subscribe to I, Survivor today.


How to be Civil at Candlelight Vigils & Other Great Ways to Get in Her Pants While Making Concrete Plans to Spend Christmas in France: The Scott Peterson Story

On December 24, 2002, a young pregnant woman named Laci Peterson seemingly vanishes from the face of the earth while walking her dog. In the aftermath, media attention turns to her husband, Scott, who embarks on a series of odd behaviors before the bodies of his wife and unborn son finally turn up. Years later, Scott Peterson sits on California's Death row for the crime. But did he really do it? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological profile of the man convicted of this infamous crime.


How to Hinder Your Game on Tinder & Other Fantastic Fables from the Rise & Fall of Gold Coast Gable

BONUS EPISODE: In the early morning hours of August 8, 2014 a young woman named Warriena Wright plunged to her death from the hi-rise balcony of an apartment building located along Australia's Gold Coast. In the aftermath, her date for the evening, a local playboy named Gable Tostee, found himself charged with the crime. But one question remained: accident ... or murder? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological exploration of the events that precipitated the most infamous Tinder hookup in...


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BONUS: New True Crime Show: Felonious Florida - Cold Case Murder Mysteries

Leave behind the beaches, the theme parks and the tropical breezes. This is the dark side of the Sunshine State. Listen to Felonious Florida on Apple podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this or go to


The Inexplicable Hurry of Maura Murray: From Cerebral Cortex to Gravitational Vortex

On February 9, 2004, a 21-year-old college student named Maura Murray disappears after a car accident on route 112 in Haverhill, NH and is never seen again. What follows is one of the more baffling mysteries in American true crime lore. Join host Ryan Kraus for an in-depth look at the psychology of the event as he travels inside the mind of Maura Murray.


Missing Madeleine McCann & The Meticulous Metaphysical Manipulation of Miscalculated Motion

On May 3, 2007, a 3-year-old British girl disappears from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, igniting one of the most infamous missing persons cases in modern history. But in the 12 years since, from allegations of a kidnapper to suspicions cast upon the parents, one question remains unanswered: what happened to Madeleine McCann? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological examination of the evidence in an effort to uncover the truth.


Villains in Villisca: The Anatomy of an Axe Murder

At 10pm on June 9th, 1912, the Moore family of Villisca, Iowa returns home from the Children's Day Program at their local Presbyterian church along with two guests. But as night turns to dawn, the family of six never emerges from behind the drawn curtains of the residence. Soon after, a suspicious neighbor sets off a chain of events that leads to a gruesome discovery: eight dead bodies, all bludgeoned with an axe. Two adults. Six children. And no answers more than 100 years later. Join host...


The Exorcism of Elliot Rodger Part II: Investigating the Inherent Intricacies of Being Idly Introverted – E027

Join host Ryan Kraus in part II of this series covering Elliot Rodger and the Isla Vista Massacre, in which he takes the audience down the rabbit hole once again for a psychological examination of evolution's war on introversion and its resulting societal implications that lead to violence.


BONUS: LAUNCH - Cold Case Murder Mysteries

From Wondery, the content provider for hits like Dirty John and Young Charlie, comes a new podcast by screenwriter John August about what it takes to make your dreams reality. In October 2015, John began writing his first novel, and now he's sharing the experience of bringing it to life with the world. Join the host of Cold Case Murder Mysteries, Ryan Kraus, for an introduction to this exciting new show, and be sure to stay tuned for the preview to follow!


The Exorcism of Elliot Rodger Part I: Trajectory from the Old Rectory – E026

On the evening of May 23, 2014, 22-year-old UCSB student Elliot Rodger murdered three students in his apartment near campus before taking his rampage to the streets behind the wheel of a fast-moving car. After killing or wounding more than a dozen people in his path, the perpetrator crashed the vehicle and took his own life, leaving us with one very important question: why? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological examination of the early years documented in Elliot's manifesto "My Twisted...


Murderous Musings on Marilyn Monroe – E025

On August 5, 1962, the world learned of the death of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, who succumbed to an overdose of barbiturates at age 36. Decades later, however, many still speculate the actress was the victim of murder. Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological profile of the life and death of a legend.


Angie Housman & The Deification of the Devil – E024

On November 18, 1993, 9-year-old Angie Housman vanished after getting off a school bus less than a block from her home. In the following days, terror gripped the residents of St. Ann, MO as police searched desperately for a missing little girl and her abductor. Their worst fears were confirmed when Angie's frozen body was discovered tied to a tree in a remote wilderness nearby. 25 years later, her killer's identity remains unknown. Join host Ryan Kraus as he paints a psychological portrait...