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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 the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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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 the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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By Sneakybomby - Feb 09 2020
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I love murder and disturbing stories I’m young and in elementary

Great podcast

By teenmomjunkie - Feb 07 2020
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Thanks for the interesting and well researched stories Keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

19725 Ratings
Average Ratings
16642
1423
631
436
593

Parcast

By Sneakybomby - Feb 09 2020
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I love murder and disturbing stories I’m young and in elementary

Great podcast

By teenmomjunkie - Feb 07 2020
Read more
Thanks for the interesting and well researched stories Keep up the good work!
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Serial Killers

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: “The Boston Strangler” - Albert DeSalvo

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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.” 

Apr 03 2018

48mins

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Rank #2: “The Sunset Strip Killer” - Carol Bundy

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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 fantasies and she would do anything to stay with him. Even kill. 

Jun 26 2018

55mins

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Rank #3: Carl Panzram

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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. But what made the mischievous teenager turn into a serial killer? 

May 01 2018

44mins

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Rank #4: “BTK Killer” - Dennis Rader

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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 Dennis Rader got his nickname. 

Sep 24 2018

52mins

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Rank #5: “The Killer Clown” - John Wayne Gacy

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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 secret, violent interests. We look into Gacy’s crimes and how the abuse from his father and his own feelings of alienation created a killer. 

Dec 25 2017

37mins

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Rank #6: “The Murder Factory” - Amy Archer-Gilligan

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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 cold, calculated killer. 

Jul 10 2018

46mins

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Rank #7: “The Casanova Killer” - Paul John Knowles

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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 for authority, then try to unpack a confusing man who described himself as both Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Bonnie and Clyde. 

Jul 24 2017

38mins

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Rank #8: “The Werewolf of Wysteria” Pt. 2 - Albert Fish

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“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 of Grace Budd, which led to Fish’s downfall, his shocking confessions, and his eventual execution.

Jul 17 2017

49mins

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Rank #9: “The Toy-Box Killer” - David Parker Ray

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Born on November 1st, 1939, David Parker Ray would grow up to be one of the most sadistic serial killers the world has ever seen. He started abducting, sexually assaulting, and killing women when he was only 15 years old, and he continued his crimes for decades, leaving bodies all throughout the New Mexico desert.

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Jul 29 2019

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Rank #10: “House of Horrors” - Fred and Rose West

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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.

Sep 10 2018

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Rank #11: Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

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He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start? 

Dec 23 2019

43mins

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Rank #12: “The Co-Ed Killer” - Edmund Kemper

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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. The Co-Ed Killer went on to murder ten people between 1964 and 1973. 

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Nov 19 2018

45mins

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Rank #13: “Candy Man” - Dean Arnold Corll

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In 1962 he took over the family candy shop outside of Houston and was only too happy to give away treats to the children who would come 'round after school. Of course, nobody suspected that the local Candyman, Dean Arnold Corll, was also abducting said children, killing them, and burying them under the shed.

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May 20 2019

51mins

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Rank #14: "The Spokane Serial Killer" - Robert Lee Yates Jr.

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He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.

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Feb 18 2019

46mins

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Rank #15: “The Craigslist Ripper” - The Long Island Serial Killer

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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 as 1982, yet he still hasn’t been caught. 

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Dec 03 2018

53mins

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Rank #16: Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1

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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 Serial Killers hosts Greg and Vanessa to explore the most infamous anonymous killer the world has ever known: Jack the Ripper. 

Nov 07 2017

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Rank #17: Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1

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Born in Canada in 1967, Elizabeth Wettlaufer struggled to accept her sexuality due to her deeply religious and conservative parents. As the years went on, the frustration and guilt of hiding her identity began to build, until eventually, she snapped.

Nov 04 2019

46mins

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Rank #18: “The Killer Clown” Pt. 2 - John Wayne Gacy

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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 member of his community...all while hiding his victims’ bodies underneath his house. 

Jan 08 2018

42mins

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Rank #19: Dana Sue Gray Pt. 1

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Growing up in Southern California in the 50s and 60s, Dana Sue Gray developed a troubling childhood petulance, which would ultimately evolve into a homicidal greed. Explore the circumstances leading up to her first murder, and the terror she inflicted on the gated community of Canyon Lake.

Oct 21 2019

47mins

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Rank #20: “The Bone Collector” - The West Mesa Murders

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In early 2009, when Christine Ross set out on her morning walk in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the last thing she expected was to stumble across human remains. But within a matter of hours, the abandoned work site near her house had been turned into one of the most expansive crime scenes in history.

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Apr 01 2019

55mins

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