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From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. ...Show More
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Episode 12: Memorial

51:20 | Feb 15th, 2017

55 years after the Boston Strangler murders first began, and despite decades of investigation, the search for answers continues. Although we may never know the truth about what happened to these women, we can draw some conclusions about the likely ki...Show More
Introducing: Over My Dead Body

05:42 | Feb 12th

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead? Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or www.wondery.fm/omdb.
HEADLONG: Missing Richard Simmons Returns

04:59 | Nov 13th, 2018

The team behind Missing Richard Simmons is back with another story the world got wrong. From an evangelical family who gave up their possessions in preparation for the apocalypse to the coders who fixed the Millennium Bug, Headlong: Surviving Y2K has...Show More
Introducing Sold In America

04:32 | Oct 10th, 2018

Here’s something new from the team here at Stitcher: Journalist and activist Noor Tagouri grew up thinking she knew everything about sex trafficking in the U.S. But when she embarks on a deeply personal, deeply reported journey, taking listeners into...Show More
Introducing Dear Franklin Jones

03:16 | Feb 28th, 2018

Growing up, Jonathan’s family was a little different. They followed a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. Join Jonathan on a journey to find out what really happened. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones, a new documentary podcast f...Show More
BONUS — Heaven's Gate #1: The Seekers

41:37 | Oct 25th, 2017

Here's the first full episode of a new podcast from Stitcher, Heaven's Gate, hosted by Glynn Washington. The Heaven's Gate faithful weren't freaks or space cadets. They were regular people, hungry for something more. They were seekers.  Hear the ...Show More
BONUS — Introducing Heaven's Gate

04:32 | Oct 18th, 2017

Introducing a new show from Stitcher, Heaven’s Gate. In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question…’Why?’  Here’s a first gl...Show More
Episode 11: Digging Up the Past

51:04 | Feb 8th, 2017

Doubts and confusion about the identity of the Boston Strangler didn’t end with the death of lead suspect Albert DeSalvo. In fact, a small but determined group of family members and journalists continued to investigate the many unresolved questions s...Show More
Episode 10: Fame and Consequences

43:36 | Feb 1st, 2017

Boston is gripped by fear once again after Albert DeSalvo escapes from Bridgewater State Hospital. But imprisonment never stops the man most people believed to be the Boston Strangler from communicating with—and attempting to manipulate—those outside...Show More
Episode 9: Testimony

49:41 | Jan 25th, 2017

Albert Desalvo said he committed all the Strangler murders, but he would never be tried for those crimes. Instead, he would stand trial for his crimes as the Green Man. DeSalvo’s wily lawyer, F. Lee Bailey, used DeSalvo’s violent history and his repu...Show More
Episode 8: Confessions

49:34 | Jan 18th, 2017

In 1965, a series of swift maneuvers by Albert DeSalvo’s attorney, F. Lee Bailey, blocked investigators from closing in on their prime Strangler suspect. DeSalvo was more than ready to talk: he had given investigators nearly 60 hours of recorded con...Show More
Episode 7: Bridgewater

43:57 | Jan 11th, 2017

By November, 1964, detective Phil DiNatale was closing in on a prime suspect, Albert DeSalvo, who had a long record of sexual assaults. DeSalvo was already in custody, in fact, at Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where he was und...Show More
Mid-Season Preview

04:52 | Jan 4th, 2017

With 2016 behind us, we want to take a quick minute to thank you all for supporting this podcast. The Atlantic listed us at #7 in their top 50 podcasts of 2016, and we were first in GQ Magazine’s list of the 7 best new podcasts to check out. We’re ve...Show More
Episode 6: Measuring Man

42:19 | Dec 21st, 2016

In 1963 and 1964, several more Strangler murders drive the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts to take extraordinary measures. Attorney General Edward Brooke creates a special task force to coordinate police work across the state, but the k...Show More
Episode 5: Gotham Strangler

41:19 | Dec 14th, 2016

Two more murders in Boston bring the total to 7. The Strangler continues to elude investigators through the winter and spring of 1963. Then, in June, New York police find the body of sixty-two-year-old Zenovia Clegg in a Times Square hotel. She had b...Show More
Episode 4: Abnormal Psychology

42:21 | Dec 7th, 2016

On December 29, 1962, twenty-three-year old Patricia Bissette was found strangled in her Boston apartment. She was second young victim, and the seventh overall attributed to The Boston Strangler. But there were some who weren't so sure Bissette was a...Show More
Episode 3: Dead Ends and Copycats

31:21 | Nov 30th, 2016

Three months with no new deaths: investigators were beginning to believe that the Boston Strangler’s killing spree had ended. Then, on December 5, 1962, a roommate found the body of 20 year old Sophie Clark, and the case took a terrifying new turn. H...Show More
Episode 2: Fear in Boston

42:04 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Two more murders bring the total to five, terrorizing the city. As the police come up short in their attempt to protect the city, women take desperate measures to protect themselves. In this episode, host Portland Helmich meets a granddaughter of the...Show More
Episode 1: Sisters in Death

39:04 | Nov 16th, 2016

In 1964, 19-year-old Mary Sullivan was strangled to death in her apartment, the 13th victim of a killing spree that had terrorized Boston for 18 months. Her death remained unsolved for nearly 50 years. The same is true for a dozen more deaths attribu...Show More