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True Crimecast

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True Crimecast is a podcast that adds a unique perspective to the true crime genre. John and Jamie dig into new cases and revisit old ones to try to get to the truth. Each episode takes on a different case and the hosts share both details and theories about what really happened.

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Son of Sam - David Berkowitz

February 23, 2021 11:00 - 43 minutes - 57.9 MB

David Berkowitz, most commonly referred to as Son of Sam, terrorized New York City in the mid 1970’s. He would go on to kill 6 people and injure several others during his terror spree. What was behind his evil actions? Was justice served for his crimes? Find out now on True Crimecast.

True Crime To-Go - Katie Autry

February 22, 2021 08:00 - 7 minutes - 10.3 MB

What can authorities do when all of the evidence is destroyed in the commission of a crime? Jamie and John discuss a murder and arson that takes place in their own state of Kentucky.

True Crime To-Go - Manslaughter

February 19, 2021 01:09 - 10 minutes - 14.7 MB

When a Canadian couple goes missing and there is only one person of interest, how can police find a way to let justice slip away?

Radical Injustice - The Central Park Five

February 16, 2021 11:00 - 34 minutes - 45.1 MB

While on a peaceful, late evening jog in New York’s beautiful Central Park, Trisha Meili would suffer a brutal attack. Under immense pressure from city politicians and powerful citizens, police had to scramble to solve the crime. Did police arrest those responsible, or did innocent teenagers face unwarranted consequences? This is True Crimecast.

True Crime To Go - Alibi TV

February 12, 2021 19:40 - 9 minutes - 12.1 MB

A young man walked into the gruesome scene of his mother's murder, and he quickly became the prime suspect. Did Peter Reilly kill his mother? Or would an innocent son go to prison?

The Hillside Stranglers - Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr.

February 09, 2021 11:00 - 32 minutes - 40.4 MB

In the hills surrounding LA, 12 women would be savagely raped and murdered by a pair of men hellbent on mayhem. What could cause this duo to inflict so much pain and suffering? How would they eventually be caught and brought to justice? Find out now on True Crimecast.

True Crime To-Go - The Cowboy Way

February 07, 2021 23:16 - 8 minutes - 10.9 MB

Claude Dallas grew up wanting to be a cowboy. He learned to live off the land and be handy with the steel, if you know what I mean. But he took his western justice too far and committed a vicious murder. Or was it self defense? You decide.

The Grim Sleeper - Lonnie Franklin Jr.

February 02, 2021 10:00 - 33 minutes - 33.3 MB

Lonnie Franklin is responsible for at least 10 murders, although his actual body count may be as high as 25. Known as the Grim Sleeper or the Southside Slayer, lonnie proved to be one of America’s worst and most violent serial killers. Can justice be served for all of his victims? Can authorities know exactly how many women he murdered? This is True Crimecast.

True Crime To-Go - Redhead Murders

February 01, 2021 02:53 - 10 minutes - 12.2 MB

Over the course of 14 years, redheaded female victims were attacked along major highways in the southeastern United States. Would their killer ever be found? And how could a previous episode of True Crime to Go be connected to this case?

True Crime To-Go - Alaska Boat Murders

January 28, 2021 23:56 - 8 minutes - 10.1 MB

An entire family and crew was murdered on a fishing boat called Investor just off the shore of Craig, Alaska in 1982. The boat was found on fire with no physical evidence left behind. Will this crime ever be solved?

True Courage - Jayme Closs

January 26, 2021 10:00 - 38 minutes - 41.1 MB

Jayme Closs was only 13 years old when she endured the most horrific event in her life. After watching both her parents be savagely murdered, she was kidnapped and held in a makeshift prison for 87 days. Her bravery and will to fight saved her life. Discover more now on True Crimecast.Also, be sure to check out our AudiblePlus 30 day free trial! Audible.com/Crimecast

True Crime To-Go - Lori Ruff

January 25, 2021 09:50 - 9 minutes - 12 MB

Lori Ruff was found dead in her in-laws' driveway in December of 2010. It was then that the mystery of her true identity started to unravel. Who was Lori? Why was she hiding her past? And how was that past finally uncovered?

Prosecutorial Misconduct - Curtis Flowers

January 19, 2021 11:00 - 39 minutes - 51.7 MB

In July 1996, four innocent people would breathe their last breath as they were tragically shot and killed during an armed robbery. A case was quickly built suggesting that Curtis flowers murdered these four people as a disgruntled employee and stole $400 out of the cash register. Ultimately, Flowers would face six trials, but would walk out of prison 25 years later a free man. This is True Crimecast.

Wondery Presents - The Apology Line

January 19, 2021 09:00 - 6 minutes - 7.49 MB

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 somethin...

True Crime To-Go - Baby Girl

January 18, 2021 07:50 - 10 minutes - 13.2 MB

When the human remains of a young girl are found in a secluded area near Jellico, TN, where will authorities turn to identify the body and find justice for the victim?

Mischief Night - Martha Moxley

January 12, 2021 11:00 - 39 minutes - 52.4 MB

Martha Moxley was a beautiful 15 year who had the rest of her life before her. However, just before Halloween in 1 975, this young girl was savagely murdered. What’s more devastating is that justice has yet to be served. This is True Crimecast.

True Crime To-Go - The Count

January 11, 2021 03:33 - 10 minutes - 13.8 MB

Enjoy the very first edition of True Crime To-Go, a True Crimecast production that shares stories you can listen to between meetings or on your short commute to work. These mini-sodes will be available at random times throughout the month, so make sure you are subscribed to not miss any episodes.“Count” Victor Lustig used as many as 47 aliases during his life, and we are not sure we know his real name. What we do know is that he was one of the most successful con men of all time.

Prolific - Samuel Little

January 05, 2021 11:00 - 33 minutes - 44.6 MB

By the time of his death, Samuel Little had confessed to 93 murders between 1970 and 2005, and at least 50 of those confessions have been corroborated by evidence. With that death toll, Little surpasses other prolific serial killers like Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway. How can a human be capable of so much evil? Find out now on True Crimecast.

California Injustice - Kevin Cooper (Replay)

December 29, 2020 11:00 - 55 minutes - 70 MB

In the early 1980’s, Chino Hills, California was an affluent city that seemed to be immune to violent crime. That all changed on June 5th, 1983 when a quadruple homicide at the home of Doug and Peggy Ryen devastated the entire community. A man hunt commenced to find the killer, and within a matter of days, prison escapee Kevin Cooper was identified and charged with the murder. In a very controversial decision, Cooper was found guilty and sentenced to death. Did the police get their man? Or is...

The Night Stalker - Richard Ramirez

December 22, 2020 11:00 - 41 minutes - 26.7 MB

Richard Ramirez, also known as “The Night Stalker”, murdered, robbed and sexually assaulted victims during his killing spree in 1985. 14 people lost their lives at his hands, but entire communities would lose their sense of security because of the extremely violent nature of his crimes. This is True Crimecast.

Social Injustice - Emmett Till

December 15, 2020 11:00 - 40 minutes - 53.2 MB

In the summer of 1955, a time of great social injustice and unrest, Emmett Till was visiting with relatives in Mississippi when the unthinkable happened. After rumors circled town that he had disrespected a local store owner’s wife, the owner himself would kidnap, beat and kill the young boy in heartless fashion. Would justice be served for his grieving family? This is True Crimecast.

Wondery Presents: Death of a Starlet

December 08, 2020 09:00 - 5 minutes - 7.51 MB

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 i...

The Defensive Stance - Ray Lewis

December 08, 2020 08:00 - 36 minutes - 24.6 MB

Ray Lewis was an absolute beast on the football field. However, the story of this hall of fame legend will forever be blemished by a a double murder. On February 1st, 2000, Ray Lewis was at the scene of a violent crime that resulted in two people losing their lives. How much involvement did Lewis have that night? Was justice appropriately served? This is True Crimecast.

Overkill - The Villisca Axe Murders

December 01, 2020 11:00 - 38 minutes - 24.8 MB

On a late summer night in 1912, a beautiful family of six and their two guests were savagely murdered while they slept. Known now as the Villisca Axe Murders, this brutal case is yet to be solved. Several theories have been proposed over the years, but justice is yet to be served. What person of interest is the most plausible? Can this case be solved? Find out on True Crimecast.

Forty Whacks - Lizze Borden

November 24, 2020 11:00 - 41 minutes - 52.6 MB

Andrew and Abby Borden could have lived a life of luxury. Instead, they were brutally murdered in August 1892. Many suspect their own daughter slaughtered them with an axe as a way to inherit the life she always wanted. However, nearly 130 years later, the actual cause of their death remains unsolved. This is True Crimecast.

Hit and Run - Maura Murray

November 17, 2020 11:00 - 47 minutes - 62.7 MB

On February 9, 2004, 21 year old nursing student Maura Murray stunned all those in her life when she abruptly packed up her dorm room, drained her bank accounts, and told her professors she would be gone for a week. That evening, police 150 miles away responded to a crashed vehicle. At the scene was Murray’s Saturn, but Murray herself was not present. In fact, she has never been seen again. What happened to Maura Murray? Will her family ever know the truth behind her disappearance? This is Tr...

The Silent Sisters - June and Jennifer Gibbons

November 10, 2020 11:00 - 37 minutes - 48.4 MB

The story of June and Jennifer Gibbons is unlike anything John and Jamie have ever covered. The twins, who were born in the United Kingdom in 1963, almost never spoke to anyone other than each other. While they didn’t commit the most shocking crimes in their lifetime, their story is sure to ignite a good conversation. This is True Crimecast.

Wondery Presents - Do No Harm

November 10, 2020 08:30 - 4 minutes - 5.88 MB

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 at won...

Spy Games - Julius and Ethel Rosenburg

November 03, 2020 11:00 - 38 minutes - 50.5 MB

I’m the 1940’s, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a married couple from New York City allegedly spied on the United States and secretly passed top-secret information on nuclear weapons and other military secrets to America’s biggest foe: the Soviet Union. Classified records became open to the public in the mid 90s, and cast serious concerns on their involvement and punishment. Was justice truly served, or did they take the fall for someone else? This is True Crimecast.

Beauty Queen Killer - Christopher Bernard Wilder

October 27, 2020 10:00 - 36 minutes - 47.4 MB

Christopher Bernard Wilder committed crimes that spanned over two decades all over the world. Was he really the rich, real estate mogul, life of the party playboy? Or was he something much, much worse? Dubbed the Beauty Queen Killer, how did Christopher Wilder get away with his crimes for so long? And why did it take 500 FBI agents to take him down? This is True Crimecast.

Introducing: Dr. Death Season 2

October 27, 2020 07:00 - 4 minutes - 2.62 MB

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the awa...

A Different Kind of Evil - Francine Meegan

October 20, 2020 07:00 - 33 minutes - 22.2 MB

On October 9th, 1990, a ranch owner and his son were inspecting their vast property when they found the unimaginable. In the middle of their Arizona ranch, were the charred remains of a one year old baby girl. What heartless monster could murder and burn an innocent child? Could the people responsible be found and brought to justice? Find out now on True CrimeCast.

Cold Blooded - Watts Family Murders

October 13, 2020 10:00 - 33 minutes - 44 MB

Shan’ann Watts seemed to have it all. A picture perfect home, a great husband, two beautiful girls and a son on the way. However, in the early morning hours, on August 13th, 2018, things took a heartbreaking turn. Calls and texts to Shan’ann went unanswered, and police quickly learned that she and her two girls had vanished. What happened to this beautiful family? Would they ever be seen again? Who could be responsible for their disappearance? Find out now on True Crimecast.

A Mob Mentality - Ken McElroy

October 06, 2020 10:00 - 39 minutes - 52.1 MB

Ken McElroy was one of the most despised men in Missouri in the 1980’s. His string of felonies, including rape, child molestation, and attempted murder meant that he was despised by nearly everyone he encountered. When the residents of Skidmore could no longer turn to police for help, they took matters into their own hands. Ken McElroy was shot multiple times, and everyone in town was a potential suspect. Did Ken deserve the violent death he met, and did police do all they could to find his m...

Wondery Presents: Click Bait with Bachelor Nation

October 01, 2020 07:00 - 6 minutes - 7.27 MB

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 po...

Wondery Presents - Click Bait with Bachelor Nation

October 01, 2020 07:00 - 6 minutes - 7.27 MB

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 po...

The Trailside Killer - David Joseph Carpenter

September 29, 2020 10:00 - 34 minutes - 45.4 MB

For three years, a mass murderer roamed the western United States, stalking and snatching innocent victims from state parks in California.Join True CrimeCast as we explore a listener-suggested case involving the brutal murders and other violent offenses of David Joseph Carpenter, also known as the Trailside Killer. Who were his victims, and why did he spend years terrifying the general public? Did his victims ever receive the justice they deserve? Find out now on True Crimecast.

CHEAPER, BUT WILL DO - Mysteries of The Ohio Valley

September 24, 2020 07:00 - 27 minutes - 19.4 MB

Stove Leg Media's new show ~ Mysteries of The Ohio Valley ~ features True Crimecast's Nate Metz, as he and his partner-in-crime Devin dive into some of the strange and mysterious happenings in The Ohio Valley. If you like it, please subscribe and leave us a review!On the first episode, they discuss how a series of seemingly harmless pranks turned violent. Be sure to subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts! Apple link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mysteries-of-the-ohio-v...

The Bystander Effect - Kitty Genovese

September 22, 2020 10:00 - 37 minutes - 50.1 MB

In 1964, Kitty Genovese had left work at 3am and returned to her home in New York City. When she was walking to her door, she noticed a strange man coming towards her. She attempted to run for help, but before she could make it to safety, she was caught and stabbed. This attack would last for more than 30 minutes. Nearly 40 people heard her screams for help, and did nothing. What happened to Kitty Genovese? Why would so many people do nothing to help her? This is True Crimecast.

The Watcher - The Broaddus Family

September 17, 2020 10:00 - 35 minutes - 42.9 MB

In a well-to-do neighborhood in New Jersey, a family moves into their dream home. Everything seems perfect, until one day a letter reveals that someone has been watching their family. Join Jamie and John as they team up with Jaimie and Jake from the Strictly Stalking podcast to tackle this mysterious case.

Helter Skelter - Charles Manson

September 15, 2020 10:00 - 37 minutes - 48.5 MB

Jamie and John have covered some deranged individuals over the years. But perhaps none of them are more deranged than Charles Manson. After troubled beginnings, he went on to form one of the most infamous cults in American history: The Manson Family. What made Charles Manson the monster he grew up to be? This is True Crimecast.True Crimecast Merchandise: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/true-crimecast?ref_id=13466Bless Their Hearts Merchandise: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/bless-their-hea...

Wondery Presents - Even the Rich: The Kennedys

September 15, 2020 07:00 - 5 minutes - 5.77 MB

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 ...

The Tip Top Cafe - Janice Foiles

September 08, 2020 07:00 - 32 minutes - 20.8 MB

After Christmas of 1969, Moscow Idaho was the scene of an atrocious murder. How did this happen? Was the killer ever caught? Find out more on this episode of True Crimecast.

Body in a Barrel - Kountze County Murders

September 01, 2020 10:00 - 34 minutes - 44.6 MB

Mabel McCormick was tending to her antique shop with her granddaughter when the unthinkable happened. Two men enter the store, brutally murder Mabel, drown her 3 year old granddaughter, and then make their getaway with a few thousand dollars in stolen antiques. The two men end turn themselves in to police, but the outcome of the trial is shocking. Find out what happened, and how a lack of justice led to more murder. This is True Crimecast.True Crimecast Merchandise: https://www.teepublic.com/...

Up In Flames - Sandy Maloney

August 25, 2020 07:00 - 44 minutes - 34.7 MB

Sandy Maloney was a great wife, mother and friend until a health problem led to substance abuse. With her life spiraling out of control, her husband John filed for divorce custody of their 3 children. The day before the divorce hearing, Sandy’s body was found burned in her home. Did John lose control and murder his wife, or is there more to this story than meets the eye? This is True Crimecast.True Crimecast Merchandise: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/true-crimecast?ref_id=13466Bless Their ...

If It Doesn't Fit - O.J. Simpson Part 2

August 18, 2020 10:00 - 35 minutes - 48.1 MB

Last week, we learned how Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally murdered, and the bizarre car chase ending in the arrest of football player/celebrity O.J. Simpson. In part two, Jamie and John focus on “The Trial of the Century.” What evidence did the prosecution present against Nicole’s ex-husband? Can 6 million dollars spent on a defense team be enough to get away with murder? Learn more about this infamous case now on True Crimecast.True Crimecast Merchandise: https://www.teepublic....

The Chase - O.J. Simpson Part 1

August 11, 2020 10:00 - 32 minutes - 41 MB

35 year old Nicole Brown Simpson and 25 year old Ron Goldman were found brutally murdered on June 12, 1994. The evidence found at the scene pointed to Nicole’s famous husband, O.J. Simpson, as the prime suspect. Join Jamie and John in this special two apart series s they discuss the crime, evidence and a bizarre police chase with O.J.’s famous white Ford Bronco. They will also go in depth on, what media called, “The Trial of the Century.” This is True Crimecast.

Making a Killing - William Burke and William Hare

August 04, 2020 10:00 - 34 minutes - 46 MB

We’re all familiar with the typical motives for murder: jealousy, arguments, anger. But what happens when innocent people are killed for profit? Before life insurance schemes, two killers stalked Scotland, abducting their victims, gruesomely killing them, and then selling their bodies for cash. Who were William Burke and William Hare? How did they get away with these bizarre crimes for so long? And what ultimately brought them to justice? This is True Crimecast

Introducing The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

July 29, 2020 07:30 - 5 minutes - 7.56 MB

The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek follows a world champion surfer as he pulls off the biggest jewel heist in American history. Things turn deadly as he is implicated in two murders afterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an even darker story.Download today at http://wondery.fm/thesneak_crimecast

War Crimes - John Demjanjuk

July 28, 2020 10:00 - 35 minutes - 46.7 MB

In the 1980’s John Demjanjuk was known, to his friends and family, as the Cleveland grandfather. A gentle, kind soul who would always be willing to lend a hand if a neighbors bicycle was broken. However, he was accused of being one of the most violent Nazi concentration camp guards who could be responsible for the deaths of nearly 30,000 people. Was this a mistaken identity, or could he be one of the most evil men to ever walk this planet?

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