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The Minds of Madness - True Crime Stories

The Minds of Madness | Wondery

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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….
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30:22 | Jan 27th, 2017

On the evening of July 30, 2008 the passengers of Greyhound Bus 1170 thought they were en-route to Winnipeg Manitoba.  What they didn’t know was that one of their fellow passengers was on a mission from God and they had boarded a bus bound straight t...Show More

1:36:45 | Dec 21st, 2017

In the spirit of giving we wanted to do something really special for you all for the holidays. We decided to contact some of the incredible hosts of some of the podcasts that inspired me as a listener to start my own podcast, as well as a few that ha...Show More
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53:43 | Nov 22nd, 2017

This is the story about a small town in rural Missouri, that’s been hiding a very big secret…for close to 40 years. A small town that bound themselves tightly together in solidarity in order to eliminate a monstrous problem. Music Credits: Kevi...Show More

43:20 | Jul 24th, 2017

PART #1 - I reached out to Chester a couple months ago, asking how he’d feel about me possibly interviewing him for an upcoming episode. Truthfully, I didn't know much about the details surrounding his arrest. Please join me as fall deeper into this...Show More

17:51 | Jan 2nd, 2017

In 1984 the Plauche family dealt with the most agonizing reality no family would ever want to deal with….Their 11 year old son was abducted by a trusted family friend.  Their children’s karate coach…… Music Credits: Theme Song – Duncan Foster ...Show More

48:20 | Mar 8th, 2018

On October 1, 2017, a man named Stephen Paddock began to open fire on a crowd of people attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. He fired over 1100 rounds from his his Mandalay Bay hotel room, killing 58 people, and injuring anothe...Show More
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57:10 | Feb 9th, 2018

PART #3 – Previously in Part 2 of the Tanner Barton case, we went over the coroner’s autopsy and toxicology reports, neither of which seemed to provide any answers into Tanner’s sudden collapse and death. In fact, what we uncovered were inaccuracies ...Show More
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43:42 | Feb 4th, 2018

PART #2 – Previously in Part 1 of the Tanner Barton Case. You heard that on April 22, 2012, in Kokomo Indiana, a perfectly healthy 19-year-old college football student attending Marion University, suddenly collapsed and died. We shared witness testim...Show More
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46:26 | Jan 17th, 2018

PART #1 – On the morning of Sunday April 22, 2012 in Kokomo Indiana, Michele Barton and her husband Jeff received a phone call that would change their lives forever. One of their children's best friends called to inform them that there had been an ac...Show More

11:10 | Dec 4th, 2017

While we're busy working on our next episode I wanted to introduce you to a podcast that I've been listening to and have been finding quite fascinating. Its called "Young Charlie". With the recent passing of Charles Manson, I found myself revisitin...Show More

2:07:33 | Oct 31st, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Halloween MEGA-sode!!! I'll be taking you through a guided tour of Funhouse terror. Haunting tales brought to you by some of the most twisted minds in podcast-land. So close your curtains and lock your doors, and settle yourselves...Show More

58:45 | Oct 17th, 2017

PART #2 – Previously in Episode 17, Part 1…on June 2nd, 2010 the UK experienced one the worst gun massacres in history. Within an eight-hour period, a 52 year old taxi driver by the name of Derrick Bird executed a 25 mile rampage of mass murder throu...Show More

1:05:41 | Sep 25th, 2017

PART #1 – On June 2nd 2010 one of the worst ever gun massacres in UK history occurred. In the space of an eight hour period, a 52 year old taxi driver named Derrick Bird went on a 25 mile rampage of mass murder throughout the county, indiscriminately...Show More

38:29 | Sep 9th, 2017

PART #2 - Previously in Part #1, of the Marcus Fiesel story, you heard about a little boys life, before entering into the foster care system. You also heard about how he was then placed into the home of a couple, who from the outside, appeared to be ...Show More

42:48 | Aug 21st, 2017

PART #1 - In August of 2006, 3 year old Marcus Feisel was reported missing by his Foster Parent, Liz Carroll. But after weeks of desperate searching, by the entire community, the horrific truth of what happen to little Marcus was revealed. Music Cred...Show More

40:40 | Aug 1st, 2017

PART #2 - In episode 13 you heard how a former colleague of mine named Chester Abbotsbury, who found himself in an unimaginable position. In self-defence, he struck and killed a man who wouldn’t leave his home. We last left off, with Chester handcuff...Show More

1:04:55 | Jun 21st, 2017

PART #2 - On November 3rd, 1978, a beautiful 19 year old young woman, by the name of Theresa Allore, completely disappeared from her college campus…in the small borough of Lennoxville, Quebec. Located approximately 2 hours east of Montreal. Music Cr...Show More

38:50 | Jun 4th, 2017

PART #1 - On November 3rd, 1978, a beautiful 19 year old young woman, by the name of Theresa Allore, completely disappeared from her college campus…in the small borough of Lennoxville, Quebec. Located approximately 2 hours east of Montreal. Music Cre...Show More

54:34 | May 21st, 2017

PART #2 - On Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:20 am in the morning, Terre Haute Indiana emergency dispatchers began receiving a series of frantic calls. Kelly Ann Arney Ecker had in total made 4 attempts to alert authorities to the immediate danger she...Show More

33:18 | May 7th, 2017

PART #1 - On Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:20 am in the morning, Terre Haute Indiana emergency dispatchers began receiving a series of frantic calls. Kelly Ann Arney Ecker had in total made 4 attempts to alert authorities to the immediate danger sh...Show More

26:22 | Apr 23rd, 2017

On December 19th, 2010 at approximately 2:30am, Rogerio Damascena ended his wedding night with a very unexpected act that completely shocked and devastated those in attendance.  Music Credits:  Kai Engel – Imminence  Rest You Sleeping ...Show More

26:23 | Apr 9th, 2017

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at approximately 12:25 in the afternoon, police began receiving frantic reports of multiple gun shots being fired at a local community theater in Athens, Georgia. George Zinkhan, a 57-year-old marketing professor from...Show More
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33:10 | Mar 21st, 2017

On December 11th 2015. 41 year old Rohinie Bisesar pulled off an unthinkable attack, leaving an entire city shaken by its randomness. How could a MBA graduate with a strong academic record, reduce herself to such gruesome depths? How did she suddenly...Show More
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33:56 | Mar 5th, 2017

February 12th 2010, just before 4:00pm University of Alabama biology professor Amy Bishop would snap during a routine department faculty meeting and with calm deliberation she would execute 3 departmental members and seriously wound 3 others. What dr...Show More
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26:18 | Feb 13th, 2017

July 29, 1999 would be a day that Atlanta Georgia would see it’s largest most horrific mass shooting ever. Before the day was over, Mark Orrin Barton will take the lives of 12 people and send another 13 to the hospital with gunshot wounds.  What coul...Show More

51:12 | Jan 4th, 2017

In 1984 the Plauche family dealt with the most agonizing reality no family would ever want to deal with….Their 11 year old son was abducted by a trusted family friend. Music Credits: Theme Song – Duncan Foster But Enough About Me Bill Paxton...Show More

53:40 | Sep 15th

In mid-July of 2019, three intrepid explorers who all had a deep appreciation of nature and love of adventure ventured into Northern British Columbia, Canada to make the most of all the region has to offer. A young couple set out on a road trip to ex...Show More

06:16 | Sep 6th

Joe Exotic is a man who loves his animals and the zoo he created for them. But Joe has a nemesis in the animal world named Carole. And as much as they both love to save animals, Joe and Carole are hell-bent on destroying each other. Listen to season ...Show More

1:00:37 | Sep 1st

From the outside looking in at least, Jeff and Susan Wright appeared to be living the perfect life: two kids, a dog, and a beautiful house in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. But what happened on the evening of January 13th, 2003, forever shattered tha...Show More

53:28 | Aug 18th

Chris Benoit was an international superstar, an elite athlete, and one of the most inspiring performers in the world of professional wrestling. However, following a weekend in June 2007, Chris Benoit's reputation as a hero was stripped away, leaving ...Show More

52:26 | Aug 4th

51-year-old Ronald Platt was thrilled to be invited boating with his dear friend David Davis. Davis was a semi-retired Canadian businessman who lived in Woodham Walter, a village about 80 kilometers northeast of London in the English county of Essex,...Show More

53:35 | Jul 21st

In July of 2003, 30-year-old Heather DeWild was a loving mother to two beautiful children: Jacob, five, and Hannah, three. Heather and her husband Daniel had been married for six years and had created a good life for themselves in Edgewater, Colorado...Show More

59:21 | Jul 8th

On Wednesday October 10, 2012 Peter Chadwick and his wife Quee Choo disappeared from their Newport Beach home in California. The following day, Peter made a call to 911 from a gas station close to the Mexican border. Music Credits: The Minds Of ...Show More

1:01:22 | Jun 23rd

On November 18th, 1986, thirty-nine-year-old Helle Crafts was dropped off at her house in Newton, Connecticut by her co-workers. She was exhausted after fulfilling her flight attendant duties on a long haul from Frankfurt to New York. Helle was happy...Show More

14:22 | Jun 11th

From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery....Show More

49:04 | Jun 10th

In 2017, twenty-nine-year-old Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps appeared to have her whole life ahead of her. The newlywed lived in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Matthew Phelps, where she taught Sunday school, owned her own business, and was bus...Show More

38:28 | May 26th

On August 2nd, 1980, eighteen-year-old Candace “Candi” Rough Surface vanished while out for the evening in Mobridge, South Dakota. Nine months passed before the young mother was found.   Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan F...Show More

11:45 | May 21st

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiat...Show More

43:56 | May 15th

On a hot, humid afternoon in August 2003, Ardeth Wood borrowed her brother’s bike and ventured out along the wooded bicycle trails in Ottawa, Ontario. Ardeth was enjoying time with her family, unwinding, and reconnecting with her friends back home wh...Show More

1:34:44 | Apr 28th

On the evening of March 21st, 2010 in University Place, Washington, a mother named Kathy Powell was in the middle of preparing Sunday dinner when she suddenly got a phone call. The caller ID showed that it was coming from the Del Norte County Sheriff...Show More

1:12:27 | Apr 14th

Please join us as we take a look into the sudden disappearance of Aaron Pajich Sweetman. A kind and trusting 18-year-old young man who was known to be in daily communication with his family. An unsuspecting victim who unknowingly walked through the g...Show More

06:18 | Apr 9th

A seemingly-perfect marriage, a nasty divorce, and then...a murder. The first season of Over My Dead Body, "Tally" is available to binge now. Subscribe to listen at wondery.fm/madness

1:14:58 | Mar 31st

PART #2 of 2 - Join us, as we take a look into the investigation of Shannon Madill’s sudden disappearance, and how her family agonized for seven long months as they tried to find her. You’ll hear about the intense searches law enforcement conducted i...Show More

1:05:10 | Mar 17th

PART #1 of 2 - For Lisa and Dave Madill, December 1st, 2014 marked the beginning of a never-ending nightmare. Their 25-year-old daughter was missing. Shannon who was the youngest of their four children had failed to show up for a planned outing with ...Show More

47:08 | Mar 4th

On December 21st, 1992, just 4 days before Christmas, students at Roherstown Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania were excited to attend their morning holiday school assembly. Ms. Christy Mirack the school's 6th-grade science teacher was alwa...Show More

08:16 | Feb 26th

From Wondery, the company behind the hit podcasts "Dr. Death" and "American Scandal," comes One Plus One, a series that brings you the brilliant highs and feud-filled lows behind the world's greatest collaborations. What can we learn from pairs like ...Show More

52:22 | Feb 18th

On the afternoon of May 2nd, 2012 paramedics were called to check on 3 occupants who had rented a room at a Travelodge Motel in Barrie, Ontario Canada. Staff became alarmed after noticing that water was pouring out from under the door of room 129. Wh...Show More

1:08:25 | Feb 3rd

On the evening of April 17th, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a man by the name of Dr. Robert Ferrante, dialed 911 after his wife Dr. Autumn Klein suddenly collapsed on their kitchen floor. She appeared to be having a stroke. As paramedics arrived...Show More

1:14:18 | Jan 20th

On December 16th, 2000 in Tallahassee Florida, a woman by the name of Denise Williams made a call to the Jackson County police to report that her husband Michael Williams was missing. Earlier that morning, Mike had headed out to go duck hunting at a ...Show More
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08:58 | Jan 9th

The heart of a man is darkness… No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism....Show More
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58:42 | Dec 26th, 2018

Please join us for a very transparent conversation about what life is like Behind The Madness. Jeremy Collins, the host of Podcasts We Listen To, asks us questions about producing the show and how it affects our lives personally. A special thank ...Show More

52:14 | Dec 11th, 2018

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 t...Show More

56:50 | Dec 10th, 2018

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 e...Show More

10:57 | Dec 4th, 2018

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,...Show More

1:29:07 | Nov 26th, 2018

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 commu...Show More

42:53 | Nov 13th, 2018

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 h...Show More

55:33 | Nov 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:12:01 | Oct 28th, 2018

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 u...Show More

1:02:13 | Oct 16th, 2018

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...Show More

52:35 | Oct 15th, 2018

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 t...Show More

1:12:54 | Sep 30th, 2018

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 war...Show More

35:48 | Sep 13th, 2018

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 an...Show More

1:00:42 | Sep 2nd, 2018

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 w...Show More

56:03 | Aug 20th, 2018

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 op...Show More

57:31 | Aug 5th, 2018

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...Show More
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10:42 | Aug 1st, 2018

Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the me...Show More

1:15:20 | Jul 22nd, 2018

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...Show More

48:35 | Jul 8th, 2018

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 S...Show More

48:32 | Jun 24th, 2018

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 co...Show More

47:31 | Jun 8th, 2018

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 Le...Show More

48:57 | May 25th, 2018

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 ...Show More

43:13 | May 9th, 2018

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...Show More

1:14:59 | Apr 19th, 2018

Join me now, as we take a look into the suspicious disappearance of Angie Yarnell, the husband who fled with a very dark secret and the Missouri reporter who helped track him down. Music Credits: Kai Engel - Written in Ink Kai Engel - A Neon Fl...Show More
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08:30 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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/mind

1:06:44 | Mar 27th, 2018

On January 22, 1998, in Kansas City Missouri, a young teenage girl by the name of Jennifer Long suddenly vanished. After 9 painstaking months of her family desperately scouring the area in search of her, the grisly truth about what happened to her fi...Show More