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True Crime

True Crimecast

Magnifi Podcast Network

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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 theorie...Show More
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46:22 | May 7th

We have covered some of the most well known serial killers in America and abroad. Today is Canada’s turn. How many women fell victim to Robert “Willie” Pickton? What horrifying way did he dispose of their bodies? How was he finally caught? This is Tr...Show More

35:50 | Apr 30th

One of America’s most brutal hostage situations took place on April 22nd, 1977. Two young Air Force Airmen took 5 people hostage in an audio equipment store robbery. They left after killing 3 individuals and leaving the other 2 with gruesome injuries...Show More
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37:18 | Apr 23rd

Santa Claus, Georgia has always been a friendly, family-oriented community. When tragedy struck a family of 9 on a December night in 1997, then entire town was devastated. Four were left dead, two of them children. Who is capable of such a violent ac...Show More

39:37 | Apr 16th

Colleen Stan was hitchhiking her way to a friend’s home in May of 1977. She climbed into a car with a friendly looking couple and their beautiful young child. However, this peaceful scene is abruptly interrupted when Colleen finds herself being held ...Show More

51:57 | Apr 9th

For 17 years, he terrorized the entire nation. He attacked universities, airplanes, and even prominent executives in their own homes. Why did Ted Kaczynski choose this life of violence? How did he get away with it for so long? And what finally brough...Show More

38:03 | Apr 2nd

Kelsey Smith was a beautiful 18 year old with a very bright future ahead of her. However, on June 2, 2007, Kelsey was abducted and brutally murdered. Why would someone want to hurt this amazing young woman? Will her murderer be found and brought to j...Show More

58:27 | Mar 26th

Lauren Agee went on a weekend camping trip with friends to relax and have a good time. Two days later, her body was discovered floating in the lake near their camp site. Despite suspicious behavior by everyone around, the case was quickly closed and ...Show More

48:39 | Mar 19th

In October 2nd of 1998, Greg Witman was brutally attacked upon returning home from school. The crime scene was horrific, as he was stabbed almost 100 times. The only person home at the time was his brother, Zach, who would be charged with his brother...Show More

37:09 | Mar 12th

Stacey Castor has seen multiple tragedies in her life. She has lost her father, two husbands and almost saw her daughter’s life come to an untimely end. Do bad luck and misfortune follow Stacey Castor, or is she behind some of the most evil acts we h...Show More

43:39 | Mar 5th

On April 22 of 1999, Peter Dupas was arrested for the brutal murder of Nicole Patterson. The only thing more shocking than the details of the crime, however, is the trail of terror that Dupas left in his path. What happens when the criminal justice s...Show More

51:03 | Feb 26th

The Sodder family went to sleep on Christmas Eve in 1945 expecting to wake up to a joyous Christmas morning. However, shortly after midnight, the family was awakened to the smell of smoke and the sound of fire destroying their home. Five of their chi...Show More

50:35 | Feb 19th

Some people just seem like everything goes their way. They get what they want when they want it, and sometimes they may even can get away with murder. But what happens when their luck runs out? Can even the most fortunate among us have their pasts ca...Show More

46:03 | Feb 12th

Tara Grant was young, beautiful, and quickly climbing the ladder of success at her company. From the outside, Tara, her husband Stephan, and their 2 young children had a perfect life. But not everything was as it seemed. Tara was reported missing on ...Show More

48:43 | Feb 5th

The Amityville Horror is one of the most famous haunting stories of all time. What many people don't know is the history of the house leading up to the story that inspired the film. What drove Butch DeFeo to murder his entire family? Was there any ev...Show More

37:28 | Jan 29th

The summer of 1968 was supposed to be a summer filled with lakeside activities for the Robison family. However, their peaceful retreat ended in the brutal murder of every member of their family of six. 51 years later, this case remains unsolved. Who ...Show More

40:08 | Jan 22nd

Small town crime can be easy to overlook. But the pain felt by the families is just as real. The loved ones of Blake Crews have mourned his death for over four years with no answers. Someone knows what happened to Blake, and it is time for them to co...Show More

44:03 | Jan 15th

Sometimes you just know when you've met the woman of your dreams. But one thing is for sure: that woman is not Tracey Richter. Just how many lives did Tracey ruin? How many lives did she take? How did such a promising young lady turn into such a mons...Show More

51:24 | Jan 8th

Edmund Kemper III is one of the world’s most notorious serial killers, and is often referred to as ‘The Co-ed Killer.’ Between 1964 and 1973, Edmund killed 10 people including his own mother. What led this man to start such an evil killing spree? How...Show More

40:11 | Jan 1st

Christopher Porco was accused and convicted of brutally attacking his parents, leaving his father dead. But during trial, the lone eye witness that once implicated him as the attacker suddenly changed her tune and came to his defense. That witness wa...Show More

48:27 | Dec 25th, 2018

On December 23rd, 1991, a house fire in Corsicana, Texas killed Cameron Willingham’s 3 beautiful daughters. However, authorities didn’t see this tragedy as an accident. Willingham was convicted and executed for their deaths. New forensic research may...Show More

45:16 | Dec 18th, 2018

Looks can be deceiving, and that was certainly the case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, who are often referred to as the Ken and Barbie Murderers. Between March of 1986 and April 1992, this couple went on a spree of evil crimes, including at leas...Show More

40:58 | Dec 11th, 2018

The Canadian Crippler. The Rabid Wolverine. That's what fans called Chris Benoit during his very successful career in professional wrestling. But in June of 2007, days before he was slated for one of the biggest matches of his career, Benoit changed ...Show More

40:01 | Dec 4th, 2018

Part 2 of our discussion on the brave women that survived a decade of captivity at the hands of an evil man. There are criminals, there are villains, and then there are monsters. Ariel Castro kidnapped 3 women and held them captive for a decade, abus...Show More

44:46 | Nov 27th, 2018

There are criminals, there are villains, and then there are monsters. Ariel Castro kidnapped 3 women and held them captive for a decade, abusing and torturing them the entire time. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus survived this horrifi...Show More

26:39 | Nov 20th, 2018

When Shanna Holloway failed to make the cheerleading squad, her mother Wanda was naturally upset. But where most parents would question the coach’s decision or encourage their child to try harder, Wanda took another route entirely to getting her daug...Show More

51:19 | Nov 13th, 2018

It all happened so fast. One minute, Holly Bobo was heading out to take a big nursing exam. The next, she disappears completely. Her body is found 3 years later, but police believed they already had their man. What happened to Holly outside her house...Show More

45:44 | Nov 6th, 2018

Peter and Joanne were so excited for their world backpacking tour. Although their parents were hesitant due to the violence against tourists there, they were most excited to visit Australia. They loved it there, but their trip was cut short when they...Show More

44:20 | Oct 30th, 2018

19 year old Bryce Laspisa was excited to begin his second year of college at Sierra College in Northern California. Bryce frequently spent time with his friends and girlfriend when he wasn’t in class. However, soon after the start of a new school yea...Show More

50:44 | Oct 23rd, 2018

On June 22nd 2013, 18 year old Brookelyn Farthing attended a party in a rural community just outside of Berea, KY. Shortly after 4am, Brookelyn frantically texts for friends to come and pick her up, as she is alone with a man she doesn’t know and is...Show More

38:31 | Oct 16th, 2018

Just outside of Louisville, Bardstown, Ky is the epitome of a small town. Everyone knows everyone else's business, both good and bad. So how is it that Crystal Rogers could disappear without a trace? Is her disappearance linked to other murders in th...Show More

50:35 | Oct 9th, 2018

We trust doctors. We go to them at our most vulnerable times and expect them to have our best interest in mind. But what happens when they don't? Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a spinal surgeon that left a trail of pain and death in his wake. Why was he...Show More

53:52 | Oct 2nd, 2018

During the early hours of April 22nd, 2016 in Pike County Ohio, 8 members of the same family were murdered in 4 different homes. With no evidence pointing towards a suspect, police are still searching for leads to solve this case. There are lots of s...Show More

48:38 | Sep 25th, 2018

On June 5th, 2002, 14 year old Elizabeth Ann Smart was kidnapped from her home while the rest of her family was sleeping. After nearly a year of searching for their daughter, there was a break in the case. Will the family find Elizabeth Smart alive? ...Show More

51:08 | Sep 18th, 2018

Richard Kuklinski allegedly killed dozens, if not hundreds, of people in unimaginable ways. Killing was his job and he took pride is work well done. But how exactly did the long-time hit man get caught? Was justice served for the crimes that he commi...Show More

40:46 | Sep 11th, 2018

Serial killers are known for their compulsion, their irresistible drive to kill. With each victim, their passion for murder only grows stronger. But is it possible for a person to kill multiple people without that compulsion? Mafia hit man Richard "T...Show More

39:49 | Sep 4th, 2018

Between 1971 and 1979, at least 8 women were murdered by the evil hands of Rodney Alcala. Traveling from coast to coast, and even making an appearance on national television on the game show "The Dating Game," Rodney alluded responsibly for his evil ...Show More

38:35 | Aug 28th, 2018

John Price had heard about Katherine Knight’s violent reputation. He was aware of the abuse her boyfriends had suffered, but he just knew their relationship would be different. After giving it his best shot, he filed a restraining order in February o...Show More

39:06 | Aug 21st, 2018

For Denise Bulger, February 12, 1993 started out to be a normal day of running errands in Kirkby, England. However, this day would change her life forever. Her son, 2 year old James Bulger was lead away from his mother. His young broken body was foun...Show More

44:25 | Aug 14th, 2018

Since 1987, the McDonald’s Monopoly game has given customers the opportunity to win cash and prizes for feasting on Big Macs and fries. What fans of the golden arches didn’t realize is that the game was rigged all along. How did a man named “Uncle Je...Show More

40:28 | Aug 7th, 2018

On May 21st, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became a household name when he became the first person to ever fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, his instant popularity made him a target for one of the most notorious kidnapping cases the world ha...Show More

52:54 | Jul 31st, 2018

Spreckels Mansion is a magnificent, multi-million dollar home in beautiful Coronado, California. But in July of 2011, it became the site of multiple mysterious deaths. 6 year old Max Shacknai and 30 year old Rebecca Zahau suffered unthinkable tragedi...Show More

46:38 | Jul 24th, 2018

On January 15th, 1947, a young mother and her 3 year old child were walking to a shoe repair shop when they suddenly saw the body of Elizabeth Short laying in a vacant lot in Las Angeles, California. Elizabeth’s naked body was cut cleanly in half at...Show More

36:44 | Jul 17th, 2018

Philip Markoff was living the American Dream. A talented, good looking young man from Syracuse, New York, he was planning his wedding with his beautiful fiancé and being praised as at the top student at the Boston University School of Medicine. But h...Show More

51:49 | Jul 10th, 2018

On August 29th, 1989, José Menendez, a wealthy entertainment executive, and his wife Kitty were brutally gunned down inside their lavash Beverly Hills Mansion. Their sons, Lyle and Erik found their lifeless bodies and called police which begin an int...Show More

44:58 | Jul 3rd, 2018

On August 28, 2003, Brian Wells walked into a PNC bank with a bomb attached to his neck and demanded $250,000. Brian was quickly apprehended by police and, within a matter of minutes, he met his demise as the explosive suddenly detonated. Who was beh...Show More

1:06:56 | Jun 26th, 2018

After disappearing in June of 2008, Caylee Anthony’s skeletal remains are discovered just a quarter mile from her home. As her mother Casey’s house of lies begins to crumble, she becomes the only suspect in Caylee’s murder. Did her behavior reflect t...Show More

54:17 | Jun 19th, 2018

On July 15, 2008, Cindy Anthony called 911 to report that her granddaughter was missing. 2-year-old Caylee had not been seen since June 16th, and her mother Casey had been lying about her location the entire time. What really happened to Caylee Antho...Show More

49:40 | Jun 12th, 2018

On March 1st 2004, after a long, bitter divorce Drew Peterson’s ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, is found dead in her bathtub. While the circumstances seemed odd, Officer Drew Peterson was not charged in Kathleen’s death. On October 29th 2007, his new wife,...Show More

53:52 | Jun 5th, 2018

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 c...Show More

52:00 | May 29th, 2018

John Wayne Gacy was a business owner, a party clown, a husband, and a father. He is also one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Between 1972 and 1978, Gacy brutally murdered at least 33 young boys. What lead this man to become a monster? Was...Show More

38:31 | May 22nd, 2018

On May 11 of 2011, Timmothy Pitzen’s mother Amy picked him up early from school unexpectedly. In the following days, the two of them went on what appeared to be a fun-filled road trip…right up until Amy was found dead in a hotel room with a suicide n...Show More

56:35 | May 15th, 2018

On May 3rd, 2007, three year old Madeleine McCann was on holiday with her family in Praia da luz, Portugal when the unthinkable happened. While Madeline's parents were having drinks at a nearby bar, leaving their three children alone in the apartment...Show More

54:13 | May 8th, 2018

On Christmas Eve of 2002, Scott Peterson left his pregnant wife, Laci, at home to go on a fishing trip. Scott returned home later that day to find his wife gone with no indication of where she may have gone. Police found no evidence of foul play at t...Show More

54:17 | May 1st, 2018

Jeffrey Dahmer is one of America’s most well known serial killers. From 1978 - 1991, Dahmer killed 16 men in the most brutal fashion we have ever discussed on this show. Tune in to hear Jamie and John discuss the sinister details of the Jeffrey Dahme...Show More

52:49 | Apr 24th, 2018

From a Murder Castle to assuming multiple identities, the legend of H.H. Holmes is quite the story. But what was the reality? Were there really hundreds of victims? Did Holmes prey on visitors to the 1893’s World’s Fair? Jamie and John separate myth ...Show More

56:54 | Apr 17th, 2018

Join Jamie and John as they venture across the pond and look at a series of murders in 1888. Jack the Ripper is believed to have killed between 5-11 women in just a matter of months. listen in as they discuss the gruesome details and give their persp...Show More

31:10 | Apr 10th, 2018

On May 12, 2003, Martha Puebla was brutally shot on the curb beside her home in Sunny Valley, California in an effort to stop her from testifying in a murder trial. Juan Catalan, the brother of one of the defendants in the original murder, was prompt...Show More

30:32 | Mar 20th, 2018

On a cold December night in 1997, police respond to a car fire on a rural Tennessee road. The weeks following this brutal discovery have more twists and turns than highway 25W itself. Listen in as Jamie and John uncover the biggest con artist job Cam...Show More

53:25 | Mar 6th, 2018

There are two sides to every case. In last week's episode, we discussed how 6 teenagers murdered a family of Jehovah's Witnesses and fled to Mexico. But that was not the whole story. Join us for this interview with Douglas, an advocate for 3 defendan...Show More

39:56 | Feb 20th, 2018

For two FREE audiobooks, follow our link to our audible affiliate! True Crimecast Audible Membership For two FREE audiobooks, follow our link to our audible affiliate! True Crimecast Audible Membership In the early morning hours of December 9th, 2...Show More

31:24 | Feb 13th, 2018

For a FREE audiobook, check out our affiliate link to Audible! https://t.co/7lASCS2LfD 43 year old Lonnie Vann takes a 13 year old girl to a Campbell County church where he attempts to make an advance on her. The case takes a turn for the worse whe...Show More

31:23 | Feb 6th, 2018

In 1982, new Harlan County Sheriff Paul Browning Jr. was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and removed from office. In 2002, his bid for re-election was cut short as he suffered a much worse fate. Who was behind the tragedy of his death? Why d...Show More

46:32 | Jan 30th, 2018

Todd and Barbara Kendhammer were traveling down Highway M in La Crosse County, Wisconsin in September of 2016 when the unthinkable happened. In what appeared to be a freak accident, debris from a passing vehicle crashed through the windshield to fata...Show More

36:38 | Jan 23rd, 2018

4-year-old Bobby Dunbar went missing from the shore of Swayze Lake in Louisiana on August 23, 1912. It took 8 months for an arrest to be made and for the family to get their little boy back. But was it really that simple to solve the case? That seems...Show More

35:22 | Jan 16th, 2018

On November 8, 2005, Kenny Bartley took a gun to school in order to trade it for OxyContin. When administrators discovered the gun, the scene turned deadly as Bartley opened fire. After receiving a second trial due to a successful appeal, was justice...Show More

33:19 | Jan 9th, 2018

On September 22, 2006, Cassie Jo Stoddart invited some friends over to a house where she was house-sitting for the weekend. As her friends left throughout the night, Cassie was left at the large, secluded home all alone. When returning from their tri...Show More

49:12 | Jan 2nd, 2018

On October 31st, 2005, photographer Teresa Halbach went missing and was never seen alive again. In what seemed like an open and shut murder case, as time has gone on more and more holes have been poked in the evidence used at trial. Check out this ep...Show More

40:10 | Dec 26th, 2017

Homeland security expert Dr. Ryan Baggett joins us to talk about the forensic analysis and processes involved in the follow-up efforts to 9/11. Given that our audience is largely familiar with the primary facts of the tragedy, Dr. Baggett focuses on ...Show More

51:10 | Dec 19th, 2017

On Thanksgiving Day of 1971, a man in a business suit hijacked Flight 305 headed for Seattle. He demanded $200k in cash and 4 parachutes, jumped from the plane with the money in tow, and has never been identified. Did Dan "DB" Cooper die during the j...Show More

50:23 | Dec 12th, 2017

Born in eastern Kentucky in the 1950's, Donald Harvey suffered unimaginable trauma during his childhood. When he became an adult, however, he grew into an entirely different kind of monster. How many individuals did the Angel of Dead actually kill? W...Show More

41:34 | Dec 5th, 2017

On December 31st, 1997 Sheryl Shepperd got engaged on live television to her boyfriend Michael Lavoie. Two days later she was spotted leaving a bingo hall across the street from her apartment in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Nearly 20 have passed, and ...Show More

51:23 | Nov 28th, 2017

On Christmas day of 1996, 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was murdered in her own home. Aside from a ransom note left on the staircase, there was little to no evidence to suggest that someone outside the family entered the home to commit this crime. But h...Show More

53:30 | Nov 21st, 2017

18-year-old Hae Min Lee disappeared after leaving school on January 13, 1999. After finding her body weeks later, police arrested her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed for the murder. Syed was convicted and has been in prison for 19 years. But was the evidenc...Show More

57:49 | Nov 14th, 2017

On October 22, 2005, local beauty queen Tara Grinstead disappeared from her home in Ocilla, Georgia. Despite strong suspects early on, little progress was made in the investigation for 11 years. But has the case finally been solved? Do we know the wh...Show More

35:54 | Nov 7th, 2017

For the first episode, the guys discuss the podcasts that have piqued their interest and shaped their passion for the true crime genre. You will hear about John and Jamie's top five favorite podcasts and which cases they will tackle in upcoming episo...Show More