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Rachel Fisher and Desi Jedeikin

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Desi Jedeikin and Rachel Fisher tell true tales of Hollywood's most sordid crimes and scandals
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Episode 76 - Brad Renfro

59:32 | Jan 29th

We talk about one of Desi and Rachel's favorite actors, the late, great Brad Renfro.
Episode 50 - Phil Spector

1:06:13 | Jul 23rd, 2018

It's our one year anniversary! This week we explore the life of legendary music producer, Phil Spector, his wigs, and the murder of Lana Clarkson. 
Episode 40 - L.A. Horror: Hollywood Hills Head

51:57 | May 7th, 2018

First, some true crime updates, and then on to our main story: In January 2012 a grisly discovery was made on a hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills. 
Minisode - The Omen Curse

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2017

We discuss the eerie events surrounding the making of the 1976 film, The Omen
Free Britney with Tess Barker

55:37 | May 3rd

We had comedian Tess Barker of Lady to Lady podcast on to talk about the Free Britney movement.
Episode 88 - Food Network Crimes and Scandals Part 2

57:54 | Apr 30th

We have even more Food Network related crimes and scandals to talk about!
Episode 87 - Karyn Kupcinet with Special Guest Billy Jensen

1:07:11 | Apr 23rd

This week we are joined by Billy Jensen of Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad podcast to discuss the case of Karyn Kupcinet.
Episode 86 - Jean Spangler

50:12 | Apr 16th

On October 7th, 1949 actress Jean Spangler went missing.
Episode 85 - Bobby Brown Part 2

53:37 | Apr 10th

This week we talk about Bobby's legal troubles, his life with Whitney, Being Bobby Brown, and more.
Episode 84 - Bobby Brown Part 1

56:56 | Apr 2nd

In part one of our 2-part series on Bobby Brown we cover the singer's early life, his rise to fame, and his romantic life.
Episode 83 - Selena

55:54 | Mar 26th

This week we talk about the life and tragic death of singer and Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
Episode 82 - Larry Flynt Part 2

1:03:30 | Mar 20th

This week we talk about some of Larry's most famous legal battles, his outrageous courtroom antics, and what he's up to today.
Episode 81 - Larry Flynt Part 1

50:40 | Mar 12th

In part 1 of this 2 part episode, we talk about Larry Flynt's early life and the creation of Hustler magazine.
Episode 79 - The Tiger Woman

50:00 | Feb 26th

In 1922 Clara Phillips was out for blood. They called her the Tiger Woman.
Episode 73 - Spider Sabich

38:02 | Jan 8th

In the 1970s, Spider Sabich was a beloved celebrity skier. By 1976, his life was tragically cut short.
Episode 72 - Movie vs. Reality: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

52:02 | Jan 3rd

This week we discuss the true crime behind the 2018 film Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy.
Episode 59 - Girl 27

58:47 | Sep 24th, 2018

In 1937 Patricia Douglas became the first person to challenge a major Hollywood studio after she was raped at an MGM party.
Episode 57 - Dirty Dancing

44:24 | Sep 10th, 2018

In this episode we discuss two crimes involving actors from the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
Episode 54 - Rebel Without A Cause Part 1

59:35 | Aug 20th, 2018

In part one of this two parter, we discuss crimes and scandals surrounding the actors and the director of the 1955 classic, Rebel Without A Cause.
Episode 53 - L.A. Horror: Randy Kraft Part 2

56:20 | Aug 13th, 2018

In part 2 Randy continues his reign of terror in Southern California but also decides to take his act on the road!
Episode 51 - Movie vs. Reality: Targets and the University of Texas Tower Shooting

59:34 | Jul 30th, 2018

This week we examine the 1966 mass shooting at the University of Texas and discuss the films that were based on this tragic event. 
Episode 49 - Rebecca Schaeffer

52:37 | Jul 16th, 2018

In 1989 rising star, Rebecca Schaeffer was stalked and murdered by an obsessed fan. 
Episode 47 - Double Lives

1:00:48 | Jul 2nd, 2018

This week we discuss two different stories about Hollywood double lives. The tragic stories of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny and HBO Producer Marc Johnson and WME exec Skip Chasey and the accidental BDSM sex death.
Episode 46 - Scotty Bowers

49:41 | Jun 25th, 2018

In this episode we discuss the secret sex lives of the stars from the golden age of Hollywood according to former Hollywood "pimp," Scotty Bowers in his book, Full Service.
Episode 45 - Blake Leibel

52:29 | Jun 18th, 2018

It's been called one of the most gruesome murders in LA history.
Episode 44 - Long Island Lolita: Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco

59:31 | Jun 13th, 2018

The story of the "Long Island Lolita" that dominated the news in the early 90s
Episode 43 - You Light Up My Life writer Joseph Brooks

1:08:17 | May 28th, 2018

The story of Joseph Brooks, the writer of the Oscar winning smash hit song. 
Episode 42 - The Exorcist Curse

52:03 | May 21st, 2018

First we briefly share our thoughts about Evil Genius and then it's on to our main story: Was there a curse surrounding the 1973 film The Exorcist? Also we talk horror movies in general, child actors, and Rachel has a recipe for the listeners. 
Episode 41 - Lana Turner

52:45 | May 14th, 2018

First we briefly discuss the new true crime docu series we're excited about, then Rachel fills us in about her trip to her arch enemy's restaurant, and then we get to our main story: the murder of Lana Turner's boyfriend Johnny Stompanato.
Episode 39 - Allison Mack and the NXIVM Sex Cult

58:01 | Apr 30th, 2018

We talk about the genesis of a Hollywood cult, its founder, and how one of the stars of Smallville became involved. 
Episode 38 - Father Yod and The Source Family

59:19 | Apr 23rd, 2018

In 1969 a hip vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles spawned a cult known as The Source Family. 
Episode 37 - Movie vs. Reality: Paterno

1:01:10 | Apr 16th, 2018

This week we discuss the scandal that rocked Penn State in 2011, the coverup, and the HBO movie based on the events, Paterno. 
Episode 36 - Food Network Crimes and Scandals

1:08:27 | Apr 10th, 2018

This week we discuss different crimes and scandals involving various celebrity chefs on the Food Network.
Episode 35 - Chappaquiddick

1:05:24 | Apr 2nd, 2018

During the summer of 1969, 28 year old Mary Jo Kopechne was found dead after attending a party hosted by Senator Ted Kennedy. 
Episode 34 - L.A. Horror: William Bonin: The Freeway Killer

1:23:25 | Mar 26th, 2018

First we give our final recap of Versace, then it's onto our main story: In the late 70's and early 80's, a serial killer targeting teen boys terrorized Los Angeles and Orange County. 
Episode 33 - Michael Alig

57:39 | Mar 19th, 2018

First a brief Versace recap, and then we dive into Michael Alig, the Club Kids, and the murder of Angel Melendez.
Episode 32 - L.A. Horror: The Cecil Hotel

57:39 | Mar 12th, 2018

First we give a brief recap of Versace, then we get a fun surprise, and then we launch into our main story about the infamous Cecil Hotel. 
Episode 31 - Christa Helm

1:07:41 | Mar 5th, 2018

First a brief Versace recap, and then we get to our main story: In 1977 actress and It Girl, Christa Helm was brutally murdered in West Hollywood.
Episode 30 - Movie . Reality: Bully

52:29 | Feb 26th, 2018

This week we examine the true story of 7 young adults from Florida who brutally murdered their friend and the film that was based on the case: Bully (2001)
Episode 29 - Natalie Wood Part 2

1:12:29 | Feb 20th, 2018

First we recap the latest episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, then we explore the alternate theories of Natalie Wood's tragic death.
Episode 28 - Natalie Wood Part 1

1:11:42 | Feb 13th, 2018

First we give a brief recap of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, then we dive into the mysterious death of legendary actress, Natalie Wood in part one of this two part episode. 
Episode 27 - The Dark Side of Disneyland

1:15:59 | Feb 5th, 2018

This week we explore death, scandals, and ghost sightings that have occurred at the Disneyland Park
Episode 26 - William Desmond Taylor

1:12:40 | Jan 29th, 2018

In 1922, film director William Desmond Taylor was found dead inside his apartment. In this episode we explore the events leading up to his death and the cast of characters who would become suspects in what has been called Hollywood's first murder mys...Show More
Episode 25 - Phil Hartman

1:18:08 | Jan 22nd, 2018

This week we discuss the life of legendary comedic actor, Phil Hartman, his relationships, and his tragic death. 
Episode 24 - Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan

1:06:59 | Jan 15th, 2018

In 1997 Andrew Cunanan went on a murder spree that claimed the life of one of the most beloved icons in the fashion industry.
Episode 23 - Hugh Grant

50:47 | Jan 8th, 2018

First we talk about the Golden Globes, then we go into our main story: In 1995 Hugh Grant was arrested for getting a BJ from a sex worker.
Episode 22 - The Dating Game Killer

58:37 | Jan 1st, 2018

In 1978 Rodney James Alcala was a contestant on The Dating Game and he won. He was also a serial killer. 
Minisode - Tammy Lynn Leppert

26:56 | Dec 21st, 2017

In 1983 rising star Tammy Lynn Leppert mysteriously vanished. Over 30 years later the case is still cold. So what the hell happened?
Episode 21 - The Jenny Jones Show Murder

45:32 | Dec 18th, 2017

In 1995 a guest on the Jenny Jones Show was murdered by another guest on the show. Was daytime talk show partially responsible? 
Minisode - Tweets That Got The Stars In Trouble

29:10 | Dec 15th, 2017

We take a walk down memory lane and look back at tweets that got celebrities and brands in trouble. This will no doubt be a multi-part episode! 
Episode 20 - The Los Feliz Murder House

45:29 | Dec 11th, 2017

In 1959 a gruesome murder occurred at the home of a wealthy family in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The house remained untouched for decades.
Minisode - L.A.Horror: The Covina Santa Murders

32:13 | Dec 8th, 2017

On Christmas Eve, 2008 a man put on a Santa suit and committed unspeakable acts of terror in Covina, California. 
Episode 19 - L.A. Horror: The Hillside Stranglers Part 2

44:40 | Dec 4th, 2017

This is Part 2 of The Hillside Stranglers and the murders that rocked Los Angeles in the 70's. 
Bonus Episode - Rob Ford

21:29 | Nov 27th, 2017

We're off this week, so we've uploaded one of our weekly bonus episodes normally only available to our Patreon contributors. If you'd like to become a patron visit Patreon.com/HollywoodCrimeScene   
Minisode - Carole Landis

23:31 | Nov 24th, 2017

We discuss actress Carole Landis' suicide and her relationship Rex Harrison.
Episode 18 - The Hillside Stranglers Part 1

36:27 | Nov 20th, 2017

Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono were cousins and literal partners in crime. It was 1977 in Los Angeles and the bodies were piling up.
Minisode - Jared Fogle

30:33 | Nov 17th, 2017

We discuss the heinous crimes of Subway's former spokesman, Jared Fogle
Episode 17 - Susan Cabot

44:20 | Nov 13th, 2017

First we give a Corey Haim update and then we discuss the murder of actress Susan Cabot. 
Minisode - Brittany Murphy

39:05 | Nov 9th, 2017

We discuss this strange events surrounding beloved actress, Brittany Murphy's tragic and untimely death. 
Episode 16 - The Two Coreys

1:17:49 | Nov 6th, 2017

In the late 80's the two hottest teen stars on the planet were Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. We chronicle their rise to success, their struggle with addiction, and we discuss Hollywood's biggest "open secret."
Halloween Minisode- The Candy Man

21:47 | Oct 31st, 2017

In this minisode we discuss tainted Halloween candy and the true crime that may have inspired the panic. 
Episode 15 - Martha Moxley Part 2

52:09 | Oct 30th, 2017

We discuss the investigation of Martha Moxely's murder, the trial, and the verdict in the conclusion to our two part episode.
Minisode - The Omen Curse

24:53 | Oct 26th, 2017

We discuss the eerie events surrounding the making of the 1976 film, The Omen
Episode 14 - Martha Moxley Part 1

39:52 | Oct 23rd, 2017

In 1975 15 year old Martha Moxley was found murdered in the yard of her upscale Connecticut home. We discuss the connection to the Kennedys, famous crime writer Dominick Dunne's search for answers, and a young whistle blower in Part 1.
Minisode - Victor Salva

31:02 | Oct 19th, 2017

We discuss film director and convicted pedophile, Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers, Powder).
Episode 13 - Movie vs. Reality: Alpha Dog and Jesse James Hollywood Part 2

40:28 | Oct 16th, 2017

We conclude this tragic tale and discuss the aftermaths of the parties that were involved in this senseless crime. 
Minisode - Judith Barsi

26:49 | Oct 12th, 2017

In the 1980s, child star Judith Barsi voiced two of the decades most popular animated films. Her talent was remarkable and her career was just beginning, but in 1988 her life would tragically be cut short.
Episode 12 - Movie vs. Reality: Alpha Dog and Jesse James Hollywood Part 1

50:39 | Oct 9th, 2017

Privileged, suburban white boys playing gangster, a botched drug deal, an escalating feud, and a kidnapping. We tell the true tale of the 2006 movie, Alpha Dog. 
Minisode - Tim Allen

21:47 | Oct 5th, 2017

We discuss Tim Allen's coke dealing days and weird shit he's said about Hollywood
Episode 11 -The Diff'rent Strokes Curse

49:11 | Oct 2nd, 2017

We discuss the life and crimes of three child stars from the 1980's hit show Diff'rent Strokes, the effects of child stardom, and society's unfair scrutiny of sufferers of mental illness and alcoholism.  
Episode 10 - L.A. Horror: The Sunset Strip Killers Part 2

50:55 | Sep 25th, 2017

In the conclusion to this two-part episode, we discussed the brutal crimes carried out by the Sunset Strip Killers during the summer of 1980, as well as the shocking information revealed during the police investigation. Very NSFW
Minisode - Stephen Collins

29:50 | Sep 21st, 2017

Desi and Rachel discuss the shocking case of the Dad from 7th Heaven and share some personal stories. 
Episode 9 - L.A. Horror: The Sunset Strip Killers Part 1

38:41 | Sep 18th, 2017

In this two part L.A. Horror episode, we discuss the serial killer couple that terrorized Hollywood in 1980. In part one we get to know the monsters behind the crimes. 
Episode 8 - Bob Crane

59:31 | Sep 12th, 2017

In the 1960's Bob Crane was a beloved television actor, starring on the hit show, Hogan's Heroes. We examine his life, his fetishes, his sexual appetite, and his shocking death.
Bonus Episode: Rod Stewart and the Cum Urban Legend

25:18 | Sep 11th, 2017

Enjoy one of our bonus episodes for free today. NSFW - we get to the bottom of one of Hollywood's dirtiest rumors. Get access to more bonus episodes at Patreon.com/HollywoodCrimeScene 
Episode 7 - Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan

1:02:04 | Sep 4th, 2017

A month before the 1994 Winter Olympics, America's Sweetheart was attacked and sent the media and the nation into a frenzy. This week we explore the life of Tonya Harding, her rise to fame, her husband Jeff Gilooly, and her rival Nancy Kerrigan. 
Episode 6 - Sid and Nancy

49:02 | Aug 28th, 2017

This week we talk about the lives of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, the rise and fall of The Sex Pistols, and the murder that shook the music scene. 
Episode 5 - Heidi Fleiss

59:45 | Aug 21st, 2017

In 1993 Madam to the Stars, Heidi Fleiss was arrested for pandering and Hollywood was shook. This week we examine Heidi's early life, her rise to infamy, and what she's been up to now. 
Episode 4 - Movie vs. Reality: Frances Farmer

56:20 | Aug 14th, 2017

By 1936, the talented and outspoken actress, Frances Farmer was rising to fame in Hollywood. But soon she was making headlines for drinking, violent outbursts, and mental illness. This week we examine the real life of Frances Farmer vs. the 1981 film...Show More
Episode 3 - The Poltergeist Curse

1:03:58 | Aug 7th, 2017

This week Desi and Rachel discuss the bizarre and tragic events surrounding the Poltergeist franchise. 
Episode 2 - Fatty Arbuckle

30:57 | Jul 31st, 2017

This week we discuss comedian and silent film star, Fatty Arbuckle and the crime sent the media into a frenzy and ruined his career. 
Episode 1 - John Holmes and the Wonderland Murders

55:31 | Jul 23rd, 2017

This week's episode is all about John Holmes aka "The Elvis of Porn." We discuss his career, his member, his descent into drug addiction, and his connection to the Wonderland Murders.
Episode 77 - L.A. Horror: The White Flame Murder

39:15 | Feb 5th

This week we discuss two cases from 1930s, starting with 1937's White Flame Murder, tried by celebrity defense attorney, Jerry Giesler. Then we talk about a case from 1935 involving a landlady and her disgruntled tenant.
Episode 75 - Vicki Morgan

58:24 | Jan 22nd

She was a beautiful, young model, and he was a much older multi-millionaire with powerful connections.
Introducing: Mind's Eye

30:29 | Dec 25th, 2018

Subscribe to Mind's Eye to listen to the first four episodes now or visit Parcast.com/mindseye
Episode 70 - Sam Cooke

46:41 | Dec 11th, 2018

On December 11, 1964 legendary soul singer, Sam Cooke was murdered at an LA hotel.
Episode 69 - L.A. Horror: Marion Parker

56:17 | Dec 4th, 2018

In 1927 12 year old Marion Parker was kidnapped from her Los Angeles school and held for ransom.
Episode 67 - The Barclay Hotel

35:26 | Nov 20th, 2018

This week we explore the sordid history of Downtown LA's Barclay Hotel
Episode 66 - L.A. Horror: Sherri Rasmussen

58:07 | Nov 13th, 2018

In 1986 Sherri Rasmussen was murdered at her home in Los Angeles. The case went cold for over two decades, until a shocking discovery was made in 2009.
Episode 65 - Ramón Novarro

55:57 | Nov 6th, 2018

In 1968 silent film star, Ramón Novarro was murdered in his Laurel Canyon
Episode 64 - Movie vs. Reality: Ravenous and Alferd Packer

49:24 | Oct 30th, 2018

In 1874 Alferd Packer was arrested in Colorado for murdering and cannibalizing his travel companions
Bonus Episode: Parcast Network's newest show Kingpin

49:57 | Oct 29th, 2018

Check out the Kingpins feed for Part 2 of this episode which is out now! 
Episode 63 - Movie vs. Reality: The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Anneliese Michel

51:56 | Oct 23rd, 2018

This week we discuss the true story of the demonic possession that plagued a young woman from Germany, and the 2005 film her story was based on.
Episode 62 - Movie vs. Reality: Scream and The Gainesville Ripper

48:04 | Oct 16th, 2018

In this episode we discuss the true story of a man who terrorized a college town in 1990 and became the inspiration for the 1996 movie Scream.
Episode 61 - Movie vs. Reality: The Amityville Horror

1:15:19 | Oct 8th, 2018

In 1974 Butch DeFeo murdered his entire family in their home. This tragic story would become the inspiration for the films, The Amityville Horror and Amityville II: The Possession. 
Episode 60 - Even MORE of The Dark Side of Disneyland

44:18 | Oct 1st, 2018

This sequel to our Dark Side of Disneyland episode is less dark and more fun. 
Episode 60 - Disneyland Part 2

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2018

This sequel to our Dark Side of Disneyland episode is less dark and more fun.
Episode 58 - Movie vs. Reality: Lizzie Borden

57:08 | Sep 18th, 2018

We talk about Lizzie Borden and the new film about Lizzie Borden starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart
Episode 56 - The Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder

1:03:10 | Sep 3rd, 2018

In 1980 Jean Harris killed her longtime lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower. 
Episode 55 - Rebel Without A Cause Part 2

54:33 | Aug 27th, 2018

In the conclusion of this two part episode we explore the lives and tragic deaths of actors James Dean and Sal Mineo.