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The Minds of Madness - True Crime Stories

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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

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United States

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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing - Confronting: Columbine

5/4/2021
The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. The second season of Confronting takes on one of the most prolific tragedies in American history: the Columbine High School massacre. It was a devastating example of how easily a place of learning,...

Duration:00:09:16

Episode 101 - Joni Lynn Gunter

4/25/2021
Russell David Tillis was described by residents of Bowden Circle East in Jacksonville Florida, as “the neighbor from hell.” Since taking over his parent's already dilapidated home, Russell set to work transforming the property into a ramshackle fortress, guarded with a makeshift privacy fence lined with razor blades and hidden booby-traps throughout his yard. In February 2016, police arrived at his property with shovels and a hand-drawn map. They were there to unearth the dismembered...

Duration:01:03:55

Introducing - In God We Lust

4/20/2021
A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia...

Duration:00:06:25

Episode 100 - Pit of Darkness

4/11/2021
When 25 year old Josefina Rivera stepped into a white Cadillac on the evening of November 26th, 1986, it set in motion the first of a series of sinister events that would shock Philadelphia to its core. In this terrifying case, you’ll hear about six courageous young women and the horrors they endured in their desperate bid to stay alive. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission -...

Duration:00:50:55

Introducing - Spy Affair

3/30/2021
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story...

Duration:00:05:49

Episode 99 - Vicki Robinson

3/28/2021
Usually when we think about the possibility of an intruder entering our home with the intention of bringing us harm, we think of a stranger. Someone we don't know. But what happens when the intruder is someone from within? In the picturesque neighbourhood of Carrollwood, Florida, Vicki Robinson finds herself caught in what became every parent's worst nightmare. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission -...

Duration:00:50:50

Introducing - MANslaughter

3/17/2021
MANslaughter tells intertwining stories about how one gunshot on a cold Wisconsin night in 1970 dramatically changed multiple lives. A bullet brutally tore through decorated law enforcement veteran LaVerne Stordock. Decades later, his niece, Dorothy Marcic, transformed herself into an amateur detective in a quest for truth and closure about that night. At the center of Dorothy’s investigation is Suzanne Brandon, LaVerne’s second wife, who confessed to the shooting -- and who Dorothy believes...

Duration:00:06:02

Episode 98 - Monika Beerle

3/14/2021
In 1989, 26-year-old Monika Beerle headed to New York City in hopes of fulfilling her dream of becoming a dance instructor. As she searched for affordable housing she met an eccentric pot dealer named Daniel Rakowitz who offered to share his apartment with her. She had no idea that the laid-back hippie who served food to the homeless wasn’t the pushover he appeared to be. Listen to Episode #98 now to hear the firsthand account from someone who not only knew Daniel but recorded one of their...

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 97 - Taylor Wright

2/28/2021
In Pensacola Florida, 2017, 33 year old Taylor Wright was a newly divorced young mom struggling to rebuild her life. As Taylor dealt with exhausting custody proceedings, she decided to reach out to a good friend for help. She could never have imagined that one of the people she’d grown to trust the most would deceive her in the worst possible way. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission -...

Duration:00:56:36

Episode 96 - Telford Lane

2/14/2021
On the morning of August 6th, 2004, a local painter stopped by a Deltona, Florida home to pick up his two friends for work. After knocking several times with no answer, the door suddenly popped open revealing a scene straight out of a horror film. Hours later, the community learned of a massacre that became the area’s bloodiest and more horrific mass murder ever. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission -...

Duration:00:43:48

Episode 95 - No More Silence

1/31/2021
On November 13th 2015, Megan Hiatt was busy packing up her belongings when her partner showed up unexpectedly. She’d called him earlier that day to inform him she was leaving him and taking their 5 month old twin daughters with her. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast: SimpliSafe - get a FREE...

Duration:00:53:32

Introducing - The Vanished

1/26/2021
On the evening of October 6, 2019, Rosemary Rodriguez went to dinner with her boyfriend and her mother. On the way home, they dropped Rosemary's mother off and headed to her boyfriend's home. According to her boyfriend, Rosemary left his residence in Longview, Texas, after a brief argument. Two days later, a colleague called Rosemary's family to tell them she hadn't been to work, something very much out of character for Rosemary. Rosemary's family immediately called the police to report her...

Duration:00:07:46

Introducing - The Apology Line

1/19/2021
If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do...

Duration:00:06:38

Episode 94 - Joe Cinque

1/17/2021
In October 1997, Joe Cinque uprooted his entire life in Newcastle Australia to be with his girlfriend in Canberra. He had no idea just how deeply disturbed she was or how she'd been fantasizing about becoming the star performer in her own romantic tragedy, with the final act involving a suicide pact. There was just one problem. Joe wasn’t aware of it, or about the friends she’d invited to be the audience. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness -...

Duration:00:36:27

Episode 93 - Cari Farver

1/3/2021
In 2012, David Kroupa was working as a mechanic and enjoying life as a bachelor when his life was suddenly turned upside down after a few visits to a dating website. David had no idea he’d become the deadly obsession of a woman with predatory focus unwilling to let anything stand in her way. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars Please check out this episodes...

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 92 - Lynsey Wilson

12/20/2020
In December 1998, a young mother named Lynsey Wilson was busy preparing for the Christmas holidays when she suddenly vanished without a trace. Lynsey’s disappearance wasn’t reported for almost 2 months, which became even more suspicious when her husband appeared to be strangely basking in the spotlight of a missing persons case. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission -...

Duration:00:36:37

Introducing - Death of a Starlet

12/11/2020
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about love, sex and murder in 1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the rage, and the Playboy mansion hosted the biggest party...

Duration:00:05:47

Episode 91 - Lisa and Joel Guy

12/6/2020
As Lisa and Joel Guy prepared to host their family Thanksgiving in Knoxville, Tennessee, a gruesome plot was being concocted behind the scenes. You’ll hear how two parents' abounding love wasn’t enough to protect them from the inner workings of a dark and disturbed mind. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support...

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 90 - Pushed To The Edge

11/22/2020
Nicole Nachtman was excited to begin University in Tallahassee Florida, mostly because it meant she’d finally be free from her mother’s authoritarian parenting. Little did she realize, no amount of distance could ever break the ties that connect a mother and daughter. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our...

Duration:00:44:10

Introducing - Do No Harm

11/10/2020
Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm. The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in the footsteps of the Bright family as they battle to keep their children and fight against a system determined to tear them apart. Listen today...

Duration:00:04:46