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An investigative discovery, uncovering the series of events, circumstances, and state of mind which cause ordinary people to do unthinkable things….

An investigative discovery, uncovering the series of events, circumstances, and state of mind which cause ordinary people to do unthinkable things….
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An investigative discovery, uncovering the series of events, circumstances, and state of mind which cause ordinary people to do unthinkable things….




Episode 40 – Tara Grant – Part 2

PART # 2 of 2 - Previously in Part 1 of the Tara Grant episode. You heard how Stephen and Tara Grant met and fell in love and were living what appeared to be the all American dream. That is, until Tara mysteriously vanished, and her husband took to the media, pleading for his wife's safe return. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster All music is used under an Attribution License - Music provided by George Cattapan -...


Episode 39 – Tara Grant – Part 1

PART # 1 of 2 - On February 9th, 2007, Tara Grant was traveling home from a business trip in Puerto Rico. Tara had worked her way up the corporate ladder to an executive position with her company. The position had her traveling away from her family every week to an office in San Juan but then flying back to her home in Detroit, Michigan on weekends. From the outside looking in, the family of 4 had everything, and were living a happy and successful life together. Music Credits: The Minds Of...


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.


Episode 38 – Marty Duram

Connie and Keith Ream were used to seeing their neighbors Marty and Glenna Duram puttering around their country home on a regular basis. Living in a rural area of Michigan, the Ream’s and Duram’s had gotten to know each other over the years and communicated daily. That’s why when Connie and Keith hadn’t seen or heard from their friends in several days, they became concerned. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster All music is used under an Attribution License -...


Episode 37 – The Yosemite Murders And FBI Agent Jeffrey Rinek – Part 2

PART 2 OF 2 - Previously in Part 1 of the Yosemite Murders and the FBI agent who helped solved them. In 1999, a total of 4 women had mysteriously vanished near Yosemite National Park in California. Their bodies were eventually discovered...and they had been brutally murdered. After a massive investigation, the FBI felt confident they had the perpetrators behind bars. However Special FBI agent Jeffrey Rinek felt differently. Music Credits: Kai Engel - Mist and Clouds Kai Engel - The...


Episode 36 – The Yosemite Murders & FBI Agent Jeffrey Rinek – Part 1

PART 1 OF 2 - Yosemite is a National Park stretching over nearly 1,200 square miles of rugged terrain in northern California. Each year the park draws millions of tourists from all over the world, who visit to take in the soaring granite cliffs, the mountain meadows and thick sequoia forest. But in 1999, tragedy struck one of America’s natural wonders after it became apparent that a serial rapist-murderer was on the loose Music Credits: Sergey Cheremisinov - Fog Kai Engel - Paranoia Kai...


Episode 35 – The Devil Made Me Do It Case

Can you remember back to a time when you were afraid to go to sleep at night as a child because of a game you played with friends, like Bloody Mary or maybe with a Ouija board? Or how about sleeping with the light on because of a spooky story or an urban legend you heard at bedtime or while sitting around a campfire? As children our imaginations made it possible for these stories to seem believable, despite being told by our parents a million times there is no such thing as monsters or...


Episode 34 – The American Beauty Murder – Part 2

In this episode, we are joined by Steve, Devin, and Joe from Thinking Sideways! PART #2 When we last left off in part one, Kristin’s double life of drug use and extra marital affairs had finally caught up with her. She was no longer able to hide her duplicity from those who were closest to her. Her parents suspecting something was wrong, offered her an alternative...a way out. Music Credits: Meydn - Chalet Meydn - LEtoile_danse_Pt_2 Meydn - Tired_of_life Meydn - Story The Minds Of...


Episode 33 – The American Beauty Murder – Part 1

In this episode, we are joined by Steve, Devin, and Joe from Thinking Sideways! PART #1 - On the evening of November 6, 2000, in La Jolla California, a distraught 24-year-old woman by the name of Kristin Rossum made a frantic 9-1-1 call to report that her 26-year-old husband Greg de Villers wasn’t breathing. Music Credits: Kai Engel - Between Nothing and Everything Meydn - Tired of life Meydn - LEtoile danse Pt 2 John Bartmann - Serial Killer Kai Engel - Silence The Minds Of Madness...


Episode 32 - Sierah Joughin

Join me now as we shine a light into the darkness, unearthing a history of twisted obsessions nurtured by a man who hid behind an ordinary façade. We’ll explore how he progressed from fantasizing about hurting women, to eventually actualizing his warped delusions on two unsuspecting young females. Music Credits: Kai Engel - Idea Kai Engel - Seeker Kai Engel - Between Nothing and Everything Kai Engel - Crying Earth Kai Engel - Will I Ever See Another Sunrise Kai Engel - The World is...


Episode 31 - Dianne Lake

It was fifty years ago, that Charles Manson assembled a group of young followers and set up a commune in Southern California. Mirroring the energy of the era, Manson an ex-convict became an aspiring musician who began preaching messages of peace and love. His charisma made it possible for him to attract young followers into his inner circle. But no one could have predicted that some of his peace- loving followers would turn into America’s most horrifying group of cold-blood...


Episode 30 - Sulejman Talovic

The evening of February 12, 2007, the Trolley Square Mall located in Salt Lake City Utah, was busy with shoppers and diners alike. The mall features an eclectic mix of restaurants and stores including Cabin Fever, a card and gift shop many shoppers were visiting in anticipation for Valentine’s Day. It was by all means an average Monday night for the popular mall. Music Credits: Andy G Cohen - Trophy Endorphins Sergey Cheremisinov - When You Leave Kai Engel - Chance Lee Rosevere - A Role...


Episode 29 - Ronnie Lee Gardner

In April 1985, a man named Ronnie Lee Gardner who was facing numerous felony charges and the possibility of a death sentence was meeting his lawyers downtown Salt Lake City at the Metropolitan Hall of Justice. Having escaped prison before, another opportunity for breakout presented itself. As Ronnie was led into the courthouse that morning, shackled at the waist, a female friend approached him and handed him a loaded revolver. Music Credits: Steve O'Connell - Doom and...


Episode 28 - William "Wild Bill" Holbert

Between 2007 and 2010, the Bocas del Toro province of Panama seemed to have become somewhat of a Bermuda Triangle for American ex-pats who had decided to take root in the Caribbean Coastal area. Within those 3 years, 5 Americans mysteriously vanished without a trace, leaving their family and friends desperately searching for answers. This is a really special episode because we got to partner up with the host of Pretend Radio, Javier Leiva. Recently Javier covered a case he thought our...


Episode 27 – The Railroad Killer – Part 2

PART #2 of 2 - In part 1 we last left off with the mysterious murder of Jesse Howell and the disappearance of Wendy Von Huben. You heard about Angel Mataurino Resendiz childhood and details about his lengthy history using the railway system to commit a string of crimes across the US. Music Credits: Sergey Cheremisinov - Lucerna Kai Engel -January Sergey Cheremisinov - Comets and Sparks Sergey Cheremisinov - Escape Sergey Cheremisinov - Our_Future Sergey Cheremisinov - Fog Kai Engel -...


Episode 26 – The Railroad Killer – Part 1

PART #1 of 2 - On August 1st, 1960, Angel Maturino Resendiz was born in Puebla, Mexico. His mother, Virginia de Maturino, could never have imagined that the baby she held in her arms that day would grow up to become a murderer known as The Railroad Serial Killer. Music Credits: Sergey Cheremisinov – Sleepers Sergey Cheremisinov – Hibernation Kai Engel - Rejecting the Sirens Kai Engel - Shining Dawn Kai Engel - A Neon Flesh Kai Engel - Written in Ink The Minds Of Madness Theme Music –...


Episode 25 – Lyle Kopenkoskey

Just after 5am on October 2nd, 2012, in Petoskey Michigan, 911 dispatchers received a call from a man by the name of Carl Kopenkoskey. Standing on a remote country side road beside his brother Lyle’s red pickup truck, Carl had made the call out of concern for his missing brother. Music Credits: George Cattapan - Background Tension Kai Engel - Encore Tender Kai Enge – January Kai Enge - Will I Ever See Another Sunrise Kai Enge – aspirato Kai Enge - Between Nothing and Everything Kai...


Episode 24 – Theresa Allore – Part 3

PART #3 - In episode 8 and 9 we covered the cold case of Theresa Allore. A 19-year-old young woman, who completely vanished from her college campus in 1978. She had only attended 8 weeks at Champlain College, a school located in a small borough of Lennoxville Quebec, about 2 hours east of Montreal. 40 years after finding Theresa Allore’s body, the family is still searching for answers. Music Credits: Kai Engel - Embracing the Sunrise Kai Engel - Shining Dawn Kai Engel - Global...


Episode 23 – Levi King

In the fall of 2005, Levi King went on a rampage that left 5 people dead in 2 different states. A ten-year-old girl was the soul survivor of his second attack that left her entire family dead as they slept in their beds. How the little girl survived and the actions she took to remain safe are no short of a miracle. Music Credits: Josh Woodward - The Voices Instrumental Version Sergey Cheremisinov – Fog Lee Rosevere - A Role In Life Kevin McLeod - Virtutes Instrumenti Kai Engel - When...


Episode 22 - Bruce McArthur

We recently attended CrimeCon in Nashville, Tennessee. We wanted to take advantage of having some of our favorite podcast hosts all in one place and brought along our portable recorder. We wanted to capture an informal conversation about the on-going investigation of Canadian Serial Killer, Bruce McArthur. Join us as we speak with Mike Browne and Robin Warder. This is different from anything we've done before, but we wanted to give you an opportunity to be a fly on the wall and hear what a...