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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

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United States

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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

Language:

English


Episodes

THE AGE OF ZODIAC-Michael Benson

10/17/2020
You probably know part of the Zodiac story. The guy killed five, wounded two, wrote letters in code, and drew tremendous press. There was a great movie about the case. But true crime veteran Michael Benson is taking a brand new look at that most-interesting of cold cases, coming from the mindset that the Zodiac’s combination of diverse killing styles, codemaking, and letter writing means more than one guy was involved. The Zodiac has team-work written all over it. And so, perhaps, a Zodiac...

Duration:01:29:25

THE CORPSEWOOD MANOR MURDERS IN NORTH GEORGIA-Amy Petulla

10/14/2020
Author Amy Petulla uncovers the curious case that left two men dead and the incredible story still surrounded by controversy, speculation and myth. In 1982, Tony West and Avery Brock made a visit to notorious Corpsewood Manor under the pretense of a celebration. They brutally murdered their hosts. Dr. Charles Scudder and companion Joey Odom built the "castle in the woods" in the Trion forest after Scudder left his position as professor at Loyola. He brought with him twelve thousand doses of...

Duration:01:29:39

FRANCIS "TWO GUN" CROWLEY'S KILLINGS IN NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND-Jerry Aylward

10/6/2020
On a May morning in 1931, Nassau County police officer Fred Hirsch was gunned down by the notorious New York City gangster Francis Crowley. Nicknamed "Two Gun" for tricking and murdering cops with a second loaded firearm, Crowley left a bloody trail from the Bronx to Long Island. He shot and wounded two men at a local dance hall and a New York City police detective and murdered one of Nassau County's finest. Eventually, he was tracked to a hideout in Manhattan, where a two-hour gun battle,...

Duration:01:40:59

Wondery Presents CLICK BAIT With BACHELOR NATION

10/1/2020
Everyone loves a good bit of gossip. Go inside the juiciest stories on Click Bait with Bachelor Nation. Hosts Tayshia Adams, Hannah Ann Sluss and Joe Amabile, know what it's like to live in the spotlight. They’ve seen that fame can mean being praised, adored, and sabotaged. Sometimes all in the same day! On Click Bait, they share what they’ve learned from their wild days at Bachelor Mansion to bring you a new kind of celebrity news podcast. Each week, they break down the biggest stories in...

Duration:00:06:19

FURIOUS HOURS-Casey Cep

9/28/2020
Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City...

Duration:01:05:52

KILLING WOMEN-Rod Sadler

9/25/2020
Will A Serial Killer Soon Walk The Streets Again? Don Miller was quiet and reserved. As a former youth pastor, he seemed a devout Christian. No one would have ever suspected that the recent graduate of the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice was a serial killer. However, when Miller was arrested for the attempted murder of two teenagers in 1978, police quickly realized he was probably responsible for the disappearances of four women. Offered a still-controversial plea...

Duration:01:29:28

KILLER CULTS-Joyce and Stephen Singular

9/16/2020
What's scarier than a murderer? Someone with the charisma to compel others to kill for them . . . or to kill themselves. Meet these cult leaders--and get an inside look at their beliefs and how they controlled others. Some cults, led by leaders like Charlie Manson, Jim Jones, and David Koresh, are notorious. But others are less well known, such as Shoko Asahara and his doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, who orchestrated the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Or Joseph Di Mambro and Luc...

Duration:01:03:24

"Wondery Presents Even The Rich: The Kennedys"

9/15/2020
On July 19th, 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy, scion of the greatest political dynasty in modern America, drove his Oldsmobile into a pond. He escaped. But his passenger, a woman named Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. In the days that followed, he leveraged the Kennedy political machine to shield himself from scrutiny and safeguard his presidential aspirations. As the investigation progressed, his story about the events leading up to the crash started to fall apart. Soon he faced accusations that not...

Duration:00:05:13

THE ATLANTA RIPPER-Jeffery Wells

9/12/2020
An examination of the unsolved mystery of the Jack the Ripper-style serial killer who terrified early 20th century Atlanta, Georgia. As Atlanta finished rebuilding after the Civil War, a new horror arose from the ashes to roam the night streets. Beginning in 1911, a killer whose methods mimicked the famed Jack the Ripper murdered at least twenty black women, from prostitutes to working-class women and mothers. Each murder attributed to the killer occurred on a Saturday night, and for one...

Duration:01:13:20

THE FIRST CELEBRITY SERIAL KILLER IN SOUTHWEST OHIO-Richard O. Jones

9/10/2020
Just before Christmas 1902, Alfred Knapp strangled his wife in her sleep. He put her body in a box and sent the box floating down the Great Miami River, telling everyone that Hannah had left him. When the truth came out, Knapp confessed to four other murders. Newspapers across the Midwest sent reporters to interview the handsome strangler. Despite spending most of his adulthood in prison, he had a charming, boyish manner that made him an instant celebrity serial killer. True crime historian...

Duration:01:21:15

THE JERSEY SHORE THRILL KILLER-John E. O'Rourke

9/9/2020
Beachgoers usually dread riptides and rainy days, but from 1974 to 1983, a different fear gripped the New Jersey Shore: young women were disappearing. Their abductor was Richard Biegenwald, a man released for good behavior after serving seventeen years in prison for murder and spending time in a psychiatric facility. Police arrested him on suspicion of rape, and it was not until they connected him to a woman's death in Asbury Park that he finally stopped his rampage. Investigators later...

Duration:01:14:33

TRUE

9/8/2020
“TRUE - A podcast that features the strange, unique, and often wacky side of criminality. These are the stories that will make you wonder if they came from Hollywood - or if Hollywood took it from them.”

Duration:00:02:50

TO KILL OR BE KILLED-Joni Ankerson

9/3/2020
Obviously, I knew better than to take a life — but that was before. Before him. The day we met in October of 1997, I was working at the District Court in Traverse City, Michigan as a Deputy Clerk. It was like most other days with arraignments, sentencings, civil case hearings and the like. People shuffling in and out, everyone taking care of their important business with court appearances, document filings, paying tickets, fines and bonding loved ones out of jail. I loved my job. It was...

Duration:01:35:01

THE BAD BOYS OF BUTLER COUNTY-Sarah Sexton Miller

9/1/2020
In the 1890s, a "band of robbers" terrorized Butler County, running illegal beer joints, bilking the railroad, robbing businesses and the elderly, and murdering anyone who got in their way. It is the last decade of the 1800s. Fears of Jack the Ripper, still uncaptured, have White Chapel and the rest of London on edge. Yet across the ocean, in a small southern town in Alabama, murder runs so rampant, even England is reporting the news. THE BAD BOYS OF BUTLER COUNTY: A Band of Robbers: The...

Duration:00:59:46

END GAME-GOLDEN STATE KILLER-Anne Penn

8/27/2020
End Game of The Most Dangerous Game GOLDEN STATE KILLER takes you through the journey of trying to find a serial cat burglar, a serial rapist and a serial killer. After a lifetime of tracing and tracking, waiting and watching one of the most dangerous serial killers the State of California has ever seen, Anne Penn takes us through the chapters including the guilty pleas of Joseph James DeAngelo June 29, 2020. End Game at last, the criminal will spend his final days in prison. This is the...

Duration:01:02:46

SEATTLE'S FORGOTTEN SERIAL KILLER-Cloyd Steiger

8/18/2020
In 1969, the body of a young woman was discovered in the woods of Renton, rocking the communities along Puget Sound. Three more brutal murders followed, drawing the attention of multiple police agencies as they tried to piece together the meager clues left behind. The seemingly unrelated cases challenged detectives, who struggled to realize they were all connected to one man: Gary Gene Grant. Before the term "serial killer" was even coined, Grant stalked his prey, destroying lives and...

Duration:01:00:06

WITH ONE SHOT-Dorothy Marcic

8/13/2020
The lovely widow had confessed to the coldblooded murder of her husband. But Dorothy Marcic suspected a more sinister tale at the heart of her beloved uncle’s violent death. The brutal murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, shocked his Wisconsin community. On the surface, the case seemed closed with the confession of Stordock’s wife, Suzanne. But the trail of secrets and lies that began with his death did not end with his widow’s insanity...

Duration:01:02:51

THE BUNDY MURDERS-Part 2-Kevin M. Sullivan

8/11/2020
In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record. Bundy's story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totalled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new...

Duration:01:26:33

THE BUNDY MURDERS-Part 1-Kevin M. Sullivan

8/5/2020
In this revised, updated and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more infamous--and flamboyant--American serial killers on record. Bundy's story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totalled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new...

Duration:01:26:17

THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS-Susan Hall

7/31/2020
The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is the most comprehensive set of its kind in the history of true crime publishing. Written and compiled by Susan Hall, the four-volume set has more than 1600 entries of male and female serial killers from around the world. Defined by the FBI as a person who murders 3 or more people over a period of time with a hiatus of weeks or months between murders, serial killers have walked among us from the dawn of time as these books will demonstrate. While...

Duration:01:01:17