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Ep87 - Melvin Ignatow

7/15/2018
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Mel Ignatow murdered his fiancee Brenda Schaefer in Louisville, KY in September 1988. He enlisted the help a former girlfriend who ultimately turned on him. But a jury acquitted Ignatow of the murder of Brenda Schaefer. Six months after the trial, incriminating evidence was found in his house leaving no doubt that he murdered Brenda. Double jeopardy barred the state from going after Ignatow for the murder. Authorities would have to find another avenue to prosecute Ignatow. Join Mike and...

Duration:01:10:50

Ep86 - Daniel Rakowitz

7/8/2018
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Daniel Rakowitz made his way from Texas to New York City in the 1980s. He began squatting in empty buildings, hanging out with the homeless population, and plotting to build a marijuana empire. Daniel would meet and move in with a dancer named Monica Beerle. When she tried to end the relationship, Rakowitz murdered her in a blind rage. But, it's what would happen to Monica after death that would shock New York. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the bizarre life and actions of Daniel...

Duration:01:08:56

Ep85 - Christan Karl Gerhartsreiter

7/1/2018
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Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was born in Germany but made his way to the United States as a teenager. In the U.S., he embarked on a life as a con man, taking many different names, and murdering along the way. Christian was no ordinary con man, he was able to weave his way into the elite of society by claiming to be Clark Rockefeller, a member of the rich and famous Rockefeller clan. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Gerhartsreiter, the ultimate con man. He would build a pretty posh life...

Duration:01:25:35

Ep84 - Joseph Paul Franklin

6/24/2018
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Joseph Paul Franklin was an American serial killer responsible for upwards of 20 murders, multiple bombings, and numerous robberies. Franklin confessed to many different crimes, but his changing stories make it difficult for the authorities to know the exact scope. What is known is that Franklin had a master plan to start a race war and the murders he committed were all racially motivated. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Joseph Franklin. What influenced Franklin...

Duration:01:26:37

Ep83 - The Murders of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian

6/17/2018
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Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian were on their way to a party on the night of January 6th, 2007 when they were carjacked at gunpoint. The couple, who had only been dating a short time, would be taken to a house of horrors. The crimes committed against this couple were extremely brutal. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss one of Knoxville, Tennessee's most horrific murder cases. What happened to Chris and Channon is shocking. But what is equally shocking is the reason behind the...

Duration:01:29:14

Ep82 - Keith Hunter Jesperson

6/10/2018
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Keith Hunter Jesperson is an American serial killer who was born in Canada. He murdered at least 8 women during the 1990s while working as a long-haul trucker. He selected victims that had no connection to him as he was driving across the country. But his last victim would be someone that he knew and that would ultimately lead to his capture. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the crimes of the Jesperson, a huge and powerful man who preyed on vulnerable women. He used his vocation as a...

Duration:01:18:52

Ep81 - The Murder of Michele Avila

6/3/2018
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In 1985, Michele "Missy" Avila was a typical 17 year old teenager. But on this night, she would be betrayed by the girls that she thought of as her best friends. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this tragic case involving jealousy, love triangles, and murder. Karen Severson and Laura Doyle were good friends with Missy. But they were also jealous of her and animosity had been brewing over what they thought were Missy's inappropriate actions with their boyfriends. Please help support...

Duration:01:22:40

Ep80 - Robert Hansen

5/27/2018
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Robert Hansen was a special kind of evil. He was a family man, with a wife and kids, who led a sadistic double life. He was a business owner in Anchorage Alaska and was viewed as a respected member of the community. But he was also a serial rapist and murderer, killing at least 17 and raping more than 30 women. He selected the majority of his female victims from 4th avenue in Anchorage, a place where topless bars were numerous and sex workers were out on the street. Join Mike and Gibby as...

Duration:01:24:25

Ep79 - Harvey Robinson

5/20/2018
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Harvey Miguel Robinson is an American serial killer who committed his murders in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the 1992 and 1993. His crimes were extremely brutal. But what sets Robinson apart from many other serial killers is his age. He was only 17 when he began murdering and was 18 when he was finally caught. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the background and crimes of one of America's youngest serial killers. What were the circumstances in Harvey's life that led him down this evil...

Duration:01:15:08

Introducing The Wonderland Murders

5/17/2018
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The Wonderland Murders takes you on journey back to the drug- and sex-fueled world of 1970s Los Angeles, building to a brutal multiple murder just off the Sunset Strip. You can hear the first two episodes right now by searching for The Wonderland Murders on Apple Podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this, or by visiting wondery.fm/wonderland

Duration:00:06:11

Ep78 - The Briley Brothers

5/13/2018
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Linwood, James Jr, and Anthony Briley were 3 brothers from the Richmond, VA area that would terrorize that city during a seven month stretch of 1979. They, along with a fourth accomplice Duncan Meekins, committed a serious of brutal crimes. They started off selecting their victims at random which enhanced the level of terror. But selecting victims closer to home is what led to their eventual capture. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the Briley gang and the reign of terror that they...

Duration:01:23:56

Ep77 - Susan Smith

5/6/2018
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In late 1994, Susan Smith became one of the most hated women in the world. The case of her two missing young sons hit the national news after Susan told police that an African-American male had kicked her out of her car and taken off with it while her kids were still inside. Volunteers came from all over to help in the search for the missing kids. But within weeks, the true story would come out and it would shock the world. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this tragic case of a mother...

Duration:01:17:37

Ep76 - Gypsy Rose Blancharde

4/29/2018
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Gypsy Rose Blancharde was a girl who had been told by her mother Dee Dee all her life that she was sick. Her mother even put her in a wheelchair from a very young age. There was one problem with all of this, Gypsy wasn't sick and she could walk just fine. This charade continued for many years, but as Gypsy became an adult she wanted out. And she conspired with her boyfriend to kill her mother. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of this bizarre but fascinating true crime tale....

Duration:01:18:17

Ep75 - David and Catherine Birnie

4/22/2018
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We're headed to Australia for this week's episode to talk about the serial killer couple David and Catherine Birnie. This sadistic pair hunted women on the streets around Perth and would take them back to their home on Moorhouse Street. The press would dub their crimes as "The Moorhouse Murders". Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of this bizarre but fascinating case. Let's dive into the childhoods and backgrounds of both David and Catherine to see what may have led them down...

Duration:01:16:40

Ep74 - Richard Speck

4/15/2018
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Richard Speck was one of the most infamous mass murderers in U.S. history. On the night of July 13th 1966, moving into July 14th, Speck would force his way into the dorm of 9 female student nurses. Over a period of hours he would assault and murder 8 of the nurses. But one nurse was able to hide herself under a bunkbed and would live to tell about what happened to her classmates that awful night. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the horrible crimes of Richard Speck. What happened over...

Duration:01:20:14

Ep73 - Jesse Pomeroy

4/8/2018
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Jesse Pomeroy may very well be one of the most sadistic kids that has ever lived. It's hard to imagine how a boy as young as 12 years old can make the conscious decision to torture and murder other children. But this is exactly what Jesse Pomeroy did. He started to torture other children by the age of 12 and within a few years started to commit murders. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the crimes of Jesse Pomeroy, who became known as "The Boy Fiend". This is a case that will shake you...

Duration:01:10:35

Introducing Felonious Florida

4/3/2018
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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 wondery.fm/florida

Duration:00:08:28

Ep72 - Dean Corll "The Candyman"

4/1/2018
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Dean Corll was a monster who was given the nickname "The Candyman". In the early 1970s, Corll preyed on teenage boys around the Houston, Texas area. He is thought to have tortured, sexually assaulted, and murdered as many as 27 from 1970 to 1973. But Corll didn't totally act alone. He was able to convince other teenage boys to lure his victims to him. But in the end, it would be one of these teenage boys that would turn on Corll. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details surrounding...

Duration:01:19:38

Ep71 - Erin Michelle Caffey

3/25/2018
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Erin Michelle Caffey was a 16 year old girl who was brought up in a loving religious home. Her mom and dad were together in the home and she had two younger brothers. As most teenagers do, Erin started to experience more freedom after she turned 16. She got her driver's license and a job at a fast food place. It was there that she met a 19 year old boy named Charlie Wilkinson who would become her everything. But Erin had a problem in that her parents did not approve of the relationship....

Duration:01:17:13

Ep70 - Gertrude Baniszewski

3/18/2018
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In 1965, Gertrude Baniszewski was a 37 year old divorced mother of seven children. Lester and Betty Likens were a couple who worked the carnival circuit and they needed someone to watch their 15 and 16 year old daughters. In a chance meeting they would meet Gertrude and make the decision to allow her to watch their girls in exchange for $20 a week. What would ensue over the next several months to Jenny and Sylvia Likens would be considered as one of the most terrible crimes in Indiana...

Duration:01:22:12