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Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With th...Show More

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E48: “The Killer Clown” Pt.2 - John Wayne Gacy

40:08 | Jan 8th, 2018

We continue to look into the conflicted identity of John Wayne Gacy, who terrorized Chicago in the 1970s. Known as the “Killer Clown,” Gacy tortured and then murdered at least 33 teenage boys. But for many years, he appeared to be an outstanding memb...Show More

E45: “The Moors Murderers” - Ian Brady & Myra Hindley

35:22 | Dec 11th, 2017

When Myra Hindley, an ambitious, yet violent, young woman met Ian Brady, an unemotional man with a twisted mind, their deepening love became a source of tragedy. From 1963 to 1965, the duo acted on their dark desires by murdering children in England....Show More

E01: H.H. Holmes

47:37 | Feb 19th, 2017

Welcome to Serial Killers. Our first episode covers H.H. Holmes, known as America’s first serial killer. In 1895, he confessed to 27 murders and was found guilty of 9 but may have killed up to 200 people. His Chicago home was dubbed the “Murder Castl...Show More

E103: “The Butcher of Hanover” Pt. 2 - Fritz Haarmann

47:11 | Feb 11th

Sent to his first mental institution at the age of 17, Fritz Haarmann had a troubled childhood full of trauma. He went on to murder close to 30 people between 1918 and 1924. His massive killing spree left a lasting legacy on both his hometown and the...Show More

E102: “The Butcher of Hanover” - Fritz Haarmann

49:49 | Feb 4th

He didn't just love to kill his victims; Fritz Haarmann liked to bite into their Adam's apples and tear out their throats. His "love bites" earned him the nickname The Werewolf of Hanover, Germany. From 1918-1924, Fritz murdered as many as 50 childre...Show More

E101: “Lady Rotten” Pt. 2 - Mary Ann Cotton

51:02 | Jan 28th

After suffering multiple miscarriages, she begins to see her children less as a blessing and more of a burden. Mary Ann Cotton’s severe struggles with PTSD and postpartum depression caused her to disconnect from her own thoughts and commit unthinkabl...Show More

E100: “Lady Rotten” - Mary Ann Cotton

45:01 | Jan 21st

She was determined to pull herself out of poverty, but the path towards financial freedom meant murdering her three husbands, 13 children, and family friends, who dared to stand in her way. This 19th century killer became known as Britain's Black Wid...Show More

E99: “Phoenix Serial Shooters” Pt. 2 - Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman

55:13 | Jan 14th

In the summer of 2005, innocent people were being gunned down in the streets of Phoenix, Arizona with no suspects, no witnesses, and no plausible motives. Dale Hausner and Sam Dieteman were ruthless murderers killing anyone they saw fit. The pair liv...Show More

E98: “Phoenix Serial Shooters”- Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman

48:34 | Jan 7th

In an instant, Dale Hauser's family was gone. He was left broken, isolated, and enraged. In 2005, his anger would boil over. He would begin stalking the streets of Phoenix, looking to create random chaos, and steal the lives of others as quickly as h...Show More

E97: “The Double Initial Murders” Pt. 2 - Joseph Naso

47:23 | Dec 31st, 2018

Working as a photographer, he obsessively documented his crimes. Naso’s journals included more than 250 detailed descriptions of assaults, accompanied by thousands of photographs of his victim. He strangled at least six women to death between 1977 an...Show More

MIND’S EYE, Parcast’s First Psychological Thriller!

30:01 | Dec 24th, 2018

We have a holiday gift for you… Parcast’s first fictional crime show AD-FREE! In Mind’s Eye, a serial killer is back and homicide detective Kate McClay fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, and even her own family... The scariest monsters are t...Show More

E96: “The Double Initial Murders” - Joseph Naso

49:55 | Dec 17th, 2018

A routine home inspection in 2010 uncovers heinous crimes committed by Joseph Naso. Dating back to the late 1970s, Naso was responsible for deaths in California, Nevada and possibly one of the most famous unsolved murder sprees in New York State hist...Show More

E95: “The Craigslist Ripper” Pt. 2 - The Long Island Serial Killer

43:35 | Dec 10th, 2018

Many of the details surrounding the murder of 16 women in Long Island remain a mystery, the only connection is that the women all used Craigslist. Investigations have yielded no concrete suspects. Only 35 miles from Manhattan, a serial killer remains...Show More

E94: “The Craigslist Ripper” - The Long Island Serial Killer

53:27 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Ten bodies were found on Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island in 2010 all linked to one person. The killer primarily targeted sex workers who charged about $200 an hour via Craigslist. The Long Island Serial Killer’s murders go as far back a...Show More

E93: “The Co-Ed Killer” Pt. 2 - Edmund Kemper

54:24 | Nov 26th, 2018

Edmund Kemper despised his mother so much, he tried to destroy everything she had ever loved. As Edmund began to express his hatred, the trail of bodies he left in his wake between 1964 and 1973 would earn him the name of the Co-Ed Killer.ASSASSINATI...Show More

JFK Pt. 1 – Assassinations, A new Parcast Podcast!

42:42 | Nov 20th, 2018

Hi Serial Killers fans! We know today is one of the busiest travel days of the year so we wanted to provide some extra AD FREE content for you! We hope you enjoy this sneak peak of our new podcast, Assassinations, where we examine history’s most dram...Show More

E92: “The Co-Ed Killer” - Edmund Kemper

45:53 | Nov 19th, 2018

Verbally abused and psychologically tortured by his mother, young Edmund Kemper's mind turned towards vicious daydreams and perverted nightmares. Before he even reached adulthood in California, Kemper showed the world how truly violent he could be. T...Show More

E91: “Killer Caregiver” Pt. 2 - Beverley Allitt

54:16 | Nov 12th, 2018

Can detective Stuart Clifton find enough evidence to lock up the serial killer known as the, “Angel of Death” away for life? Or will Beverley Allitt’s mental illness affect the verdict in the UK? Sponsors!Calming Comfort - Go to CalmingComfortBlanket...Show More

E90: “Killer Caregiver” - Beverley Allitt

46:16 | Nov 5th, 2018

A sweet and loving pediatric nurse was secretly torturing and murdering children at a England hospital in in the early 1990s. We’ll explore Beverley Allitt’s turbulent childhood, mental illness and what caused her turn into such a violent monster. Sp...Show More

E89: “The Jacksonville Cannibal” Pt. 2 - Ottis Toole

56:59 | Oct 29th, 2018

A man hungry for murder, and other things… The Cannibal Kid invites you to his famous BBQ, but this isn’t your standard Fourth of July celebration. Scheduled around the satanic calendar, human flesh will be on the menu.Sponsors!Hunt A Killer - Go to ...Show More

The Iceman Serial Killer - KINGPINS, a new Parcast podcast!

55:19 | Oct 26th, 2018

He killed over a hundred people before the police had even heard his name. So when the Mafia needed a body to drop without getting their hands dirty, there was only one man to call. Richard Kuklinski was quick, vicious, and utterly invisible. Hello S...Show More

E88: “The Jacksonville Cannibal” - Ottis Toole

51:31 | Oct 22nd, 2018

He was either one of the most prolific killers of all time, or a compliant interviewee taken advantage of by the police to clear their cold case files. Which story will you believe?Sponsors!Blue Apron - Check out this week’s menu and get your first 3...Show More

E87: “The Beast of British Columbia” Pt. 2 - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.

57:47 | Oct 15th, 2018

A chance meeting with child killer Gary Marcoux inspired Olson Jr. to commit his own string of murders. What measures would law enforcement have to take to identify and locate the victims of his crimes?Subscribe to Parcast's new Podcasts HOSTAGE now!...Show More

E86: “The Beast of British Columbia” - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.

49:26 | Oct 8th, 2018

After his release from prison, Olson Jr. would go on a vicious killing spree and ultimately be convicted of eleven murders. Why would somebody who didn’t have a violent past suddenly turn into a monster?Sponsors!Ring - Save up to $150 off a Ring of S...Show More

E85: “BTK Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Rader

53:40 | Oct 1st, 2018

What if you picked out a book at the library and found a taunting note to police from a serial killer? As the BTK Killer, he loved when the media gave him attention. But his need for attention would also be his downfall and eventually lead to his cap...Show More

E84: “BTK Killer” - Dennis Rader

52:07 | Sep 24th, 2018

By all accounts, he was a loving family man, Scoutmaster, and church leader. None of his family members or colleagues ever suspected that he was also a sadistic killer. His M.O. was simple. He would bind, torture, and kill his victims. And that’s how...Show More

E83: “House of Horrors” Pt. 2 - Fred and Rose West

52:47 | Sep 17th, 2018

Fred and Rose each came from abusive homes and each showed signs of being abusive as they became adults. But together, they would start a new life and collectively be responsible for nine murders over a span of decades.

E82: “House of Horrors” - Fred and Rose West

1:02:41 | Sep 10th, 2018

Fred and Rose each came from abusive homes and each showed signs of being abusive as they became adults. But together, they would start a new life and collectively be responsible for nine murders over a span of decades.

E81: “The Yorkshire Ripper” Pt. 2 - Peter Sutcliffe

53:15 | Sep 3rd, 2018

From the years 1969 to 1981, a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper freely roamed the streets of Yorkshire, England. Police were so determined to find him, they interviewed over 250,000 people. Sutcliffe had been brought in for questioning on ...Show More

E80: “The Yorkshire Ripper” - Peter Sutcliffe

47:27 | Aug 27th, 2018

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe claimed he was directed by voices of God to kill innocent women. Naturally, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the charges that he slaughtered over a dozen women. Was his psychosis real or did he develop a de...Show More

E79: “The Death House Landlady” - Special

54:25 | Aug 20th, 2018

This is a crossover special with the hosts of Serial Killers and Female Criminals. Listen to part 2 after this episode on the Female Criminals feed AD FREE Dorothea Puente didn’t set out to become Sacramento, California’s most notorious female seria...Show More

E78: “Son of Sam” Pt. 2 - David Berkowitz

57:47 | Aug 13th, 2018

From the summer of 1976 through the summer of 1977, David Berkowitz went on a year long killing spree that terrorized the New York City boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Young women with dark hair were being targeted and anybody near them ...Show More

E77: “Son of Sam” - David Berkowitz

44:55 | Aug 6th, 2018

Plagued by the voices of monsters and demons since adolescence, serial killer David Berkowitz set over a thousand small fires throughout his youth and early adulthood. But his later involvement in devil worship and the occult, paired with his deep ha...Show More

E76: “The Video Strangler” Pt. 2 - Maury Travis

48:19 | Jul 30th, 2018

Like many serial killers, Maury Travis became over-confident. In the summer of 2002, after reading a story in the newspaper about one of his victims, he mailed a letter to the local newspaper offering them information on the location of another. He w...Show More

E75: “The Video Strangler” - Maury Travis

52:45 | Jul 23rd, 2018

There was no evidence in Maury Travis’ childhood of arson or animal abuse, often seen as early warning signs for serial killers. He didn’t appear to have been a victim of abuse from either of his parents. So what made this seemingly normal kid turn i...Show More

E74: “The Murder Factory” Pt. 2 - Amy Archer-Gilligan

42:49 | Jul 16th, 2018

Amy Archer-Gilligan owned and operated a home for elderly residents in Windsor, Connecticut, but fell deeply into debt.  Over time, she developed a deadly business model - stealing money from residents, then poisoning them - ultimately killing more t...Show More

E73: “The Murder Factory” - Amy Archer-Gilligan

44:45 | Jul 9th, 2018

Amy Archer-Gilligan opened a nursing home in Connecticut in 1907. By portraying herself as a kind and religious woman, she was able to recruit new residents. She was beloved in her neighborhood which is exactly why nobody suspected that she was a col...Show More

E72: “The Sunset Strip Killer” Pt. 2 - Carol Bundy

51:19 | Jul 2nd, 2018

In the summer of 1980, Carol Bundy helped Douglas Clark sexually assault a young girl and murder over a half-dozen women. Her extreme desire to please Clark evolved into a murderous partnership, and finally a killer in her own right.   Sponsors! ...Show More

E71: “The Sunset Strip Killer” - Carol Bundy

53:06 | Jun 25th, 2018

After years of abuse as a child at the hands of her parents, Carol Bundy suffered through the same fate as an adult at the hands of various boyfriends. When she met Douglas Clark, she thought things would be different. But he had dark sexual fantasie...Show More

E70: “The Beast” - Luis Garavito Pt. 2

43:59 | Jun 18th, 2018

Luis Alfredo Garavito raped, tortured, and killed well over 100 children. Find out how he lured away his victims and avoided detection from authorities before eventually being apprehended and tried. Sponsors! Hangman - Visit BookClubbish.com ...Show More

E69: “The Beast” - Luis Garavito

44:11 | Jun 11th, 2018

Luis Garavito was born in Colombia in 1957 to an abusive, alcoholic father and a time of civil unrest. At the age of sixteen, Garavito was kicked out of the house. This sparked a transient lifestyle and murder spree during which Garavito raped, tortu...Show More

E68: “The Smotherer” - Kathleen Folbigg Pt. 2

1:04:49 | Jun 4th, 2018

The stress of losing four children mysteriously in their sleep ended the marriage between Kathleen Folbigg and her husband Craig. While cleaning out her belongings, Craig stumbled across something alarming. Was it enough to prove that his children we...Show More

E68: “The Smotherer” - Kathleen Folbigg Pt. 2

1:04:49 | Jun 4th, 2018

The stress of losing four children mysteriously in their sleep ended the marriage between Kathleen Folbigg and her husband Craig. While cleaning out her belongings, Craig stumbled across something alarming. Was it enough to prove that his children we...Show More

E67: “The Smotherer ” - Kathleen Folbigg

53:17 | May 28th, 2018

Kathleen Folbigg was born in Australia on June 14, 1967. As a child, she grew up in a foster home and only discovered as a teenager that her birth mother was murdered by her father. We examine the relationship between Kathleen's difficult childhood, ...Show More

E67: “The Smotherer” - Kathleen Folbigg

53:16 | May 28th, 2018

Kathleen Folbigg was born in Australia on June 14, 1967. As a child, she grew up in a foster home and only discovered as a teenager that her birth mother was murdered by her father. We examine the relationship between Kathleen's difficult childhood, ...Show More

E66: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas Pt. 2

42:53 | May 21st, 2018

Henry Lee Lucas served only 10 years for killing his abusive mother. After being released early due to overcrowding, he longed for a sense of family and befriended fellow murderer Ottis Toole. Lucas moved in with Toole and his family. Once together,t...Show More

E66: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas Pt. 2

42:53 | May 21st, 2018

Henry Lee Lucas served only 10 years for killing his abusive mother. After being released early due to overcrowding, he longed for a sense of family and befriended fellow murderer Ottis Toole. Lucas moved in with Toole and his family. Once together,t...Show More

E65: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas

38:05 | May 14th, 2018

Henry Lee Lucas, is one of history’s greatest liars. After his arrest in the 1980s, Lucas claimed to have murdered over 3,000 people across the U.S. His numerous confessions lead to his moniker, the “Confession Killer.” So what led Lucas to confess t...Show More

E65: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas

38:05 | May 14th, 2018

Henry Lee Lucas, is one of history’s greatest liars. After his arrest in the 1980s, Lucas claimed to have murdered over 3,000 people across the U.S. His numerous confessions lead to his moniker, the “Confession Killer.” So what led Lucas to confess t...Show More

E64: Carl Panzram Pt. 2

56:19 | May 7th, 2018

Carl Panzram didn't start out a murderer. He started with smaller crimes like robbery and arson and quickly worked his way up to more violent crimes. But most kids with his background grow up to not be serial killers. What happened to Carl Panzram th...Show More

E64: Carl Panzram Pt. 2

56:19 | May 7th, 2018

Carl Panzram didn't start out a murderer. He started with smaller crimes like robbery and arson and quickly worked his way up to more violent crimes. But most kids with his background grow up to not be serial killers. What happened to Carl Panzram th...Show More

E63: Carl Panzram

40:20 | Apr 30th, 2018

Even as a child, Carl Panzram often found himself in trouble. He spent his teenage years either homeless, on the run, or imprisoned. From robbing former president Taft to setting churches and jails on fire, Panzram was always on the hunt for trouble....Show More

E63: Carl Panzram

40:21 | Apr 30th, 2018

Even as a child, Carl Panzram often found himself in trouble. He spent his teenage years either homeless, on the run, or imprisoned. From robbing former president Taft to setting churches and jails on fire, Panzram was always on the hunt for trouble....Show More

E62: “Killer Petey” - Pedro Rodrigues Filho

40:13 | Apr 23rd, 2018

After his girlfriend Maria was murdered by gang members, Pedro Rodrigues Filho made it his mission to avenge her death, and kill as many criminals as possible. In popular culture, this kind of vigilantism is celebrated, in real life it leaves a bruta...Show More

E62: “Killer Petey” - Pedro Rodrigues Filho

40:13 | Apr 23rd, 2018

After his girlfriend Maria was murdered by gang members, Pedro Rodrigues Filho made it his mission to avenge her death, and kill as many criminals as possible. In popular culture, this kind of vigilantism is celebrated, in real life it leaves a bruta...Show More

Early Access: “D.B. Cooper” - GONE, a new Parcast podcast!

53:28 | Apr 20th, 2018

Serial Killers will be back on Monday, however we have exciting news to share! Parcast has a new podcast out called Gone! Every other Monday, our friends Richard and Molly search for everything lost, from ancient civilizations to hidden treasures to ...Show More

E61: “The Boston Strangler” Pt. 2 - Albert DeSalvo

53:47 | Apr 16th, 2018

After being admitted to Bridgewater State Hospital, Albert DeSalvo began confiding in other patients, bragging about his crimes and admitting he was the Boston Strangler. But was that a lie for attention? Or was DeSalvo truly the killer behind the cr...Show More

E61: “The Boston Strangler” Pt. 2 - Albert DeSalvo

53:48 | Apr 16th, 2018

After being admitted to Bridgewater State Hospital, Albert DeSalvo began confiding in other patients, bragging about his crimes and admitting he was the Boston Strangler. But was that a lie for attention? Or was DeSalvo truly the killer behind the cr...Show More

E60: “The Boston Strangler” - Albert DeSalvo

43:27 | Apr 2nd, 2018

There’s a special sense of security within our own homes. But from 1962 to 1964, Albert DeSalvo took advantage of this trust. He swayed women into letting him through the front door, only to leave them as victims of “The Boston Strangler.” Sponso...Show More

E60: “The Boston Strangler” - Albert DeSalvo

43:27 | Apr 2nd, 2018

There’s a special sense of security within our own homes. But from 1962 to 1964, Albert DeSalvo took advantage of this trust. He swayed women into letting him through the front door, only to leave them as victims of “The Boston Strangler.” Sponsors!...Show More

E59: “The Trash Bag Killer” Pt. 2 - Patrick Wayne Kearney

49:54 | Mar 26th, 2018

After luring in victims using a false sense of security, Patrick Wayne Kearney earned his title as “The Trash Bag Killer” by murdering a confirmed 21 young men and leaving their remains in trash bags along Southern California freeways during the 1970...Show More

E59: “The Trash Bag Killer” Pt. 2 - Patrick Wayne Kearney

49:54 | Mar 26th, 2018

After luring in victims using a false sense of security, Patrick Wayne Kearney earned his title as “The Trash Bag Killer” by murdering a confirmed 21 young men and leaving their remains in trash bags along Southern California freeways during the 1970...Show More

E58: “The Trash Bag Killer” - Patrick Wayne Kearney

44:36 | Mar 19th, 2018

Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. As a child, he was tormented relentlessly by schoolmates, and found happiness in slaughtering animals. We examine how he transitioned from a bullied child to a violent killer who left...Show More

E58: “The Trash Bag Killer” - Patrick Wayne Kearney

44:36 | Mar 19th, 2018

Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. As a child, he was tormented relentlessly by schoolmates, and found happiness in slaughtering animals. We examine how he transitioned from a bullied child to a violent killer who left...Show More

E57: “The Sorcerer” Pt. 2 - Ahmad Suradji

37:33 | Mar 12th, 2018

Many people innocently dream of having super powers. But Ahmad Suradji’s dreams led him to become a murderous “Sorcerer from Hell” who killed 42 women in his quest to become invincible. We explore Suradji’s path to killing, including a disturbing dre...Show More

E57: “The Sorcerer” Pt. 2 - Ahmad Suradji

37:34 | Mar 12th, 2018

Many people innocently dream of having super powers. But Ahmad Suradji’s dreams led him to become a murderous “Sorcerer from Hell” who killed 42 women in his quest to become invincible. We explore Suradji’s path to killing, including a disturbing dre...Show More

E56: “The Sorcerer” - Ahmad Suradji

36:44 | Mar 5th, 2018

In 1986, Ahmad Suradji had dreamed of becoming a mystic healer in his community. But this dream also led him to believe he could become invincible… by murdering young women and slurping their saliva. We dive deep into the life of Ahmad Suradji, and e...Show More

E56: “The Sorcerer” - Ahmad Suradji

36:44 | Mar 5th, 2018

In 1986, Ahmad Suradji had dreamed of becoming a mystic healer in his community. But this dream also led him to believe he could become invincible… by murdering young women and slurping their saliva. We dive deep into the life of Ahmad Suradji, and e...Show More

“Stonehenge” - Unexplained Mysteries is a new Parcast podcast!

32:32 | Mar 1st, 2018

Enjoy early access to our new Parcast podcast, Unexplained Mysteries! In this episode, we search for answers to why, and how, Stonehenge was built. Every Thursday, hosts Richard and Claire dig deep to uncover earth’s greatest mysteries. If you enjoy ...Show More

E55: “Dr. Death” Pt. 2 - Harold Shipman

34:01 | Feb 26th, 2018

During his 25-year medical career, Harold Shipman rose to be a respectable family doctor who treated his patients with outstanding care. But behind closed doors, he operated as Dr. Death, and injected his victims with deadly doses of diamorphine. We ...Show More

E54: “Dr. Death” - Harold Shipman

36:31 | Feb 19th, 2018

What happens when a doctor, someone we should trust, becomes a killer? Harold Shipman, later known as Dr. Death, terrorized Britain for 25 years, killing over 200 of his patients. We look into Shipman’s life to learn how someone who went through year...Show More

E53: “The Blood Countess” Pt. 2 - Elizabeth Bathory

38:28 | Feb 12th, 2018

Elizabeth Bathory was a cruel, widowed noblewoman who earned the title “The Blood Countess” from the rumors she bathed in the blood of her victims. We continue to dive deep into her torture and murder of young servants, as well as investigate the man...Show More

E52: “The Blood Countess” - Elizabeth Bathory

34:56 | Feb 5th, 2018

In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, young peasant girls who went to the Castle Cachtice were being led to death at the hands of the Blood Countess. Although much of her life is shrouded in mystery, it’s no secret that Elizabeth Bathory was a s...Show More

“Area 51” - Conspiracy Theories a new Parcast Podcast!

41:33 | Feb 1st, 2018

Surprise! Parcast has a new podcast out called “Conspiracy Theories”! In the third episode of CONSPIRACY THEORIES, hosts Molly and Carter explore Area 51. From its founding in 1955 until 2013, Area 51 was completely top-secret. The CIA did everything...Show More

E51: “The Butcher of Plainfield” Pt.2 - Ed Gein

45:25 | Jan 29th, 2018

After murdering two women, robbing graves, and decorating his home with human body parts, Ed Gein found himself arrested and in the media’s spotlight. We look into his trial, institutionalization, and the public’s fascination with him… a fascination ...Show More

E50: “The Butcher of Plainfield” - Ed Gein

38:58 | Jan 22nd, 2018

We explore the twisted mind of Ed Gein, whose gruesome killings inspired horror movies Pyscho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. Gein was known for years as the local handyman in Plainfield, until it was uncovered in 1957 tha...Show More

E49: “Jolly Jane” - Jane Toppan

46:26 | Jan 15th, 2018

After a childhood filled with abuse, poverty, and shame, Jane Toppan (born Honora Kelley), left her foster home and pursued nursing. To many, she seemed like a loving nurse who cared deeply for her patients. But for years, she used her nursing skills...Show More

E47: “The Killer Clown” - John Wayne Gacy

34:26 | Dec 25th, 2017

John Wayne Gacy, or the “Killer Clown,” was named the worst serial killer in the United States after he murdered 33 teenage boys in the 1970s. Gacy lived a contradicting life as a celebrated community member, who then used his reputation to pursue se...Show More

E46: “The Moors Murderers” Pt. 2- Ian Brady & Myra Hindley

33:19 | Dec 18th, 2017

Ian Brady & Myra Hindley shared a deep, dark passion for murder that led to the death of multiple children in England from 1963 to 1965. Their horrific actions made them two of the most infamous serial killers in modern history. In part two of the Mo...Show More

E44: “The Freeway Killer” Pt. 2 - William Bonin

49:06 | Dec 4th, 2017

After William Bonin took the life of his first victim, his killings only escalated in frequency and violence. In part 2, Greg and Vanessa dive into Bonin’s need for validation, and how the loneliness resulting from his traumatic childhood likely led ...Show More

E43: “The Freeway Killer” - William Bonin

42:00 | Nov 27th, 2017

William Bonin drove California’s freeways, picking up hitchhiking men and boys and driving them to their deaths. As a child, he was abused by almost everyone he met--family, classmates and authority figures - leading to complete desensitization. Gre...Show More

E42: “The Butcher of Rostov” Pt. 2- Andrei Chikatilo

48:47 | Nov 20th, 2017

Andrei Chikatilo killed with increasing frequency over twelve years. Greg and Vanessa explain how the Soviet system of criminal profiling allowed a monster like Chikatilo to evade the police, even as his killing became more frequent, and more gruesom...Show More

Jack the Ripper Special Pt. 3 (Ad Free - Thank You!)

51:23 | Nov 16th, 2017

He was never caught. So why did Jack the Ripper stop killing? In the finale, Greg, Vanessa, Carter, and Wenndy follow the years-long search for Jack the Ripper, ranging from bloodhound trials to DNA testing. Then our hosts discuss Jack’s last victims...Show More

E41: “The Butcher of Rostov” - Andrei Chikatilo

40:41 | Nov 13th, 2017

One of the most prolific serial killers ever to live, Andrei Chikatilo murdered 53 people between 1978 and 1990. Greg and Vanessa examine how Chikatilo was molded by the horrors of World War II in Ukraine and then the Soviet Union. Driven by his impo...Show More

Jack the Ripper Special pt. 2

47:18 | Nov 9th, 2017

One of the first serial killers to write letters to the authorities, Jack the Ripper’s mail was memorable, to say the least. Our resident Ripperologists examine Jack’s odd correspondence and determine which letters were fakes and which were truly pen...Show More

E40: “The Lethal Lovers” Pt.2 - Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood

43:30 | Nov 6th, 2017

In the case of the Lethal Lovers, Gwen Graham was charged with five murders, and Cathy Wood charged as her accomplice. But was that truly their relationship, or was Cathy blackmailing Gwen to use her as a scapegoat? Greg and Vanessa piece through th...Show More

Jack the Ripper Special pt. 1

48:32 | Nov 2nd, 2017

He's the world's most famous killer. But how could a series of crimes committed in a few weeks in 1888 still be so famous nearly 130 years after the fact? In the first episode of this special series, Unsolved Murders Hosts Carter and Wenndy join Seri...Show More

E39: “The Lethal Lovers” - Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood

44:15 | Oct 30th, 2017

After meeting at Alpine Manor in Michigan, nurses’ aides Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood began a romantic relationship that eventually earned them the nickname “The Lethal Lovers.” Motivated by dark erotophonophilia, Graham and Wood’s dangerous “pranks” s...Show More

E38: Bible John Pt. 2

38:37 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Bible John left gruesomely specific crime scenes. This week, Greg and Vanessa scrutinize this killer’s disturbing methods for any semblance of meaning. Were the kills sadistic, predatory, or spurred by rage at encountering an “unclean” menstruating w...Show More

E37: Bible John

34:36 | Oct 16th, 2017

Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom was meant to be a place for people to dance and enjoy themselves. Instead, Bible John, one of Scotland’s most infamous serial killers, used the dance hall as a hunting ground. Vanessa and Greg investigate the motives o...Show More

Friday the 13th Special – Haunted Places

34:16 | Oct 13th, 2017

As a thank you for supporting Parcast shows, we wanted to give you a surprise! AD FREE access to episode 1 of Parcast’s new Podcast, Haunted Places hosted by Greg! Episode one tells you the haunted stories of the Cecil Hotel. Built in the 1920’s as a...Show More

E36: “The Angel of Death” Pt. 2 - Charles Cullen

46:40 | Oct 9th, 2017

Charles Cullen was one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. As a nurse, he went from hospital to hospital, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Greg and Vanessa investigate how the New Jersey hospitals that employed the killer nur...Show More

Historical Figures: Einstein - Early Access to Vanessa’s new Podcast!

53:46 | Oct 7th, 2017

Vanessa has a new podcast called “Historical Figures”! In the first episode, Vanessa and Carter explore the life of Albert Einstein! Long before he won the Nobel Prize, he was a rebellious, lovesick young man and a music lover who infuriated his prof...Show More

E35: “The Angel of Death” - Charles Cullen

45:24 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Nurses are trained to save lives. But this nurse killed. Charles Cullen overdosed his elderly patients on digoxin and insulin, passing off over 40 deaths as natural before authorities finally got involved. Greg and Vanessa examine how Cullen’s depres...Show More

E34: “The Midwest Black Widow” Pt. 2 - Belle Gunness

38:51 | Sep 25th, 2017

A fire rages at black widow Belle Gunness's murder farm, where her many victims lie buried below her hog pen. After deputies find a headless woman's body in the ashes, authorities believe that Belle was murdered by her jealous farmhand. But Greg and...Show More

“The Manson Family” Pt.1 - Charles Manson - Early Access to our new Podcast CULTS

48:10 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Greg and Vanessa have a new podcast called CULTS! In the first episode of “Cults” Greg and Vanessa explore the life of Charles Manson: how he turned from a troubled “callous and unemotional” child into an infamous cult leader, where Manson got his in...Show More

E33: “The Midwest Black Widow” - Belle Gunness

37:52 | Sep 18th, 2017

Norwegian immigrant Belle Gunness was one of America's deadliest black widows. Suitors answering her personal ads seeking romance found themselves at the wrong end of Belle's meat cleaver. Join Greg and Vanessa as they investigate the motives behin...Show More

E32: "The Green River Killer"Pt. 2 - Gary Ridgway

52:07 | Sep 11th, 2017

What makes someone evil? And how evil is Gary Ridgway, serial killer and necrophiliac? Greg and Vanessa discuss Ridgway’s sex addiction, how he lured his victims, and the great lengths he went to in order to evade the police for nearly twenty years. ...Show More

E31: "The Green River Killer" - Gary Ridgway

43:04 | Sep 4th, 2017

Struggling with a low IQ, Gary Ridgway always wanted to be the best at just one thing. That one thing turned out to be serial murder. The most prolific American serial killer, Ridgway claims to have killed almost eighty women. Greg and Vanessa discus...Show More

E30: “The Giggling Granny”Pt.2 - Nannie Doss

41:35 | Aug 28th, 2017

Behind the cheerful demeanor of a sweet southern grandma, lurked a vicious killer. Nannie Doss poisoned her husbands, killed her children, and even went after her own mother. This week, Greg explores Nannie’s use of the lonely hearts columns to find ...Show More

E29: “The Giggling Granny” – Nannie Doss

41:42 | Aug 21st, 2017

“The Giggling Granny”, Nannie Doss’ home cooked meals were served with a side of poison. Was she suffering from Munchausen-by-Proxy, or did she just feel trapped by mid-20th century society? Greg and Vanessa examine how a troubled childhood, brain d...Show More

E28: "The Grim Sleeper" Pt 2. - Lonnie Franklin Jr.

59:53 | Aug 14th, 2017

Lonnie Franklin Jr. offered rides to Los Angeles women, only to kill them, photograph them, and leave their bodies to be found like trash on the street. “The Grim Sleeper” had a deep-seated need to degrade women, ending at least ten lives before new ...Show More

E27: "The Grim Sleeper" - Lonnie Franklin Jr.

38:11 | Aug 7th, 2017

He targeted and killed multiple women in the 1980’s; then mysteriously disappeared. Fourteen years later, he started killing again. Why would he stop? And why, after so long, would he come back? Greg and Vanessa examine what made “The Grim Sleeper” ...Show More

E26: “The Casanova Killer” Pt. 2 – Paul John Knowles

50:59 | Jul 31st, 2017

A lust killer who dreamed to be known as an outlaw, Paul John Knowles sought infamy. He was so desperate to be remembered; he recorded his own confession to multiple murders while still a free man, and shared the tapes with his lawyer. Knowles kille...Show More

E25: “The Casanova Killer” - Paul John Knowles

37:20 | Jul 24th, 2017

He had no pattern. No victim type. No consistent MO. And he killed across the country. Nicknamed the “Casanova Killer” for his good looks, Paul John Knowles confounded the police. Greg and Vanessa dig into Knowles troubled childhood and disrespect f...Show More

E24: “The Werewolf of Wysteria” Pt. 2 - Albert Fish

48:36 | Jul 17th, 2017

“The Boogey Man”, AKA Albert Fish, attacked over 100 children, many of them unidentified. A traumatic childhood created a twisted old man, tormented by religious delusions and sick sexual fantasies. Greg and Vanessa explore the kidnapping and murder ...Show More

E23: “The Werewolf of Wysteria” - Albert Fish

38:49 | Jul 10th, 2017

Albert Fish preyed on young children in the early 1900s, molesting, murdering, and even cannibalizing them. He wasn’t caught until the 1930s, when three of his most horrifying crimes came to light. This week, Greg and Vanessa discuss Fish’s tumultuou...Show More

E22: "The Toolbox Killers" Pt. 2- Lawrence Bittaker & Roy Norris

1:05:04 | Jul 3rd, 2017

These sadistic killers notoriously recorded the audio of their final murder; a recording so disturbing, half the courtroom broke down in tears. Prior to the recording, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris plotted to kill a girl of every age from thirteen...Show More

E21: "The Toolbox Killers" - Lawrence Bittaker & Roy Norris

43:51 | Jun 26th, 2017

Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris terrorized the streets Southern California during their five month killing-spree in 1979, taking the lives of at least five teenage girls. Greg and Vanessa dive into the psychology of this “gruesome twosome”, and the ...Show More

E20: "The Acid Bath Murderer" - John George Haigh Pt. 2

43:08 | Jun 19th, 2017

If there’s no body, there’s no murder. At least, that’s what John George Haigh thought the legal term “corpus delicti” meant. Haigh dissolved his victims in acid, earning the nickname “The Acid Bath Murderer”. This organized and “paranoiac” killer we...Show More

E19: "The Acid Bath Murderer" - John George Haigh

41:25 | Jun 12th, 2017

John George Haigh poured his victims’ bodies down the sewer. A narcissistic killer, Haigh had a severe lack of empathy which led him to kill people, rob them, and dissolve their bodies in acid. This week, Greg and Vanessa explore narcissistic persona...Show More

E18: "The Chessboard Killer" - Alexander Pichushkin Pt.2

42:06 | Jun 5th, 2017

Alexander Pichushkin’s favorite book was How to Win Friends and Influence People, which he used to charm his victims into following him into the woods. He was charged with 49 murders, but was upset the authorities didn’t verify a higher kill count. P...Show More

E17: "The Chessboard Killer" - Alexander Pichushkin

42:35 | May 29th, 2017

Alexander Pichushkin tracked his murders by marking X’s on his favorite chessboard. Luring victims into a park before bludgeoning them with a blunt object, Pichushkin also earned the nickname “The Bitsevsky Park Maniac”. This week, Greg and Vanessa l...Show More

E16: The Zodiac Killer Pt.2

36:07 | May 22nd, 2017

The Zodiac Killer held San Francisco in a grip of terror in the 1960’s largely due to the letters and ciphers he sent the newspapers and police. Greg and Vanessa dig into the meaning of the mysterious messages, and try to figure out how a killer who...Show More

E15: The Zodiac Killer

38:14 | May 15th, 2017

He’s one of the most notorious serial killers in US history, and we don’t even know his real name. A “thrill killer”, the Zodiac targeted couples, but they weren’t the only victims of his terror spree. This week, Greg and Vanessa dive into the Zodiac...Show More

E14: “The Redneck Charles Manson” Pt.2 – Donald Henry Gaskins

45:20 | May 8th, 2017

Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins was so disturbed, he had classifications for the types of murders he’d commit- “coastal” or “serious.” The “Redneck Charles Manson” killed hitchhikers for pleasure, but also committed grudge murders on victims he knew. Greg a...Show More

E13: “The Redneck Charles Manson” – Donald Henry Gaskins

35:37 | May 1st, 2017

A killer so vicious he managed to kill twice while in prison, earning the nicknames “The Meanest Man in America” and “The Redneck Charles Manson”, Donald Henry Gaskins terrorized the American South in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This week, Greg...Show More

E12: The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2

45:37 | Apr 24th, 2017

The Axeman drove New Orleans to hysteria, but he also drove the citizens to play loud jazz music. Greg and Vanessa analyze this odd request, as well as police prejudice in investigating the case. Later, they read a letter from the killer, purporting ...Show More

E11: The Axeman of New Orleans

34:21 | Apr 17th, 2017

In the early 1900’s, the Axeman of New Orleans chiseled his way into homes to kill his sleeping victims. Then he’d vanish; leaving the corpse, the weapon, and sometimes his own bloody clothes behind. Greg and Vanessa examine the concept of overkill i...Show More

E10: Ted Bundy Pt. 2

37:20 | Apr 10th, 2017

Arguably the most infamous serial killer of the modern day, Ted Bundy’s murders escalated in frequency and depravity as the cops chased him. Though Ted Bundy publicly admitted to thirty murders, Bundy’s lawyer said he committed over a hundred. Greg a...Show More

E09: Ted Bundy

39:45 | Apr 3rd, 2017

More than any serial killer in history, Ted Bundy was known for charming the media, and his victims. Greg and Vanessa explore Bundy’s early life, the mental compartmentalization of killers like Bundy, and the way he manipulated the media. SPONSORS! ...Show More

E08: The Ken and Barbie Killers Pt. 2

42:14 | Mar 27th, 2017

Karla Homolka helped Paul Bernardo rape and kill her own sister. Why would someone do that? Greg and Vanessa discuss the “Ken and Barbie Killers” and serial killer couples. Their charming public faces made it hard for the police to find them, and eas...Show More

E07: The Ken and Barbie Killers

37:40 | Mar 20th, 2017

Paul Bernardo, one of “The Ken and Barbie Killers”, also known as the “Scarborough Rapist”, flew under the radar in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, stalking young women and attacking them on dark suburban streets. Paul’s actions only got worse when...Show More

E06: “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” - Peter Kurten Pt. 2

28:03 | Mar 13th, 2017

Shockingly, Peter Kurten turned himself into authorities in 1931. Why would a bloodthirsty serial killer do that? More paradoxes came up in his confessions, especially when he explained “respecting” his murder victims. Greg and Vanessa investigate th...Show More

E05: “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” - Peter Kurten

30:13 | Mar 6th, 2017

Known as “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” or “The Dusseldorf Monster”, Peter Kurten was a German serial killer and rapist that was found guilty of nine counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder. Born in Germany in 1883 to an impoverished and a...Show More

Introducing Vanessa

01:32 | Feb 28th, 2017

We are pleased to welcome our new co-host Vanessa to Serial Killers. We believe she will be a wonderful addition to the podcast. Thank you again for all the feedback and support. You, our listeners are the most important part of what we do. We will b...Show More

E04: Aileen Wuornos Pt. 2

31:59 | Feb 27th, 2017

As Aileen’s crimes ramped up, she was abandoned by her girlfriend, who later convinced her to confess in 1991. After the confession and trial, Aileen Wuornos was sentenced to death six times for killing seven victims. Aileen finally got the attention...Show More

E03: Aileen Wuornos

32:21 | Feb 19th, 2017

Falsely labeled “the first female serial killer” by the media, Aileen Wuornos showed the world that women could kill in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. An alcoholic prostitute, Wuornos targeted older men, posing as a hitchhiker before killing and r...Show More

E02: H.H. Holmes Pt.2

48:15 | Feb 19th, 2017

H.H. Holmes spent his life committing insurance fraud and treating people like objects. When his crimes caught up to him, Holmes gave false confessions claiming to have murdered people who are still alive and well, and some whose bodies could not be ...Show More

Welcome Trailer!

02:08 | Feb 10th, 2017

Every Monday we take a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers. Serial Killers officially debuts Monday February 27th. Here is a sneak peek.