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Cold Case Murder Mysteries

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A Weekly True Crime Podcast Exploring the Unknown

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A Weekly True Crime Podcast Exploring the Unknown

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Staircase Murder

By samxo"9 - May 08 2020
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I had to stop listening about 6 minutes in to the episode. The way he keeps repeating himself regarding the 911 call is annoying. It’s also puzzling the way he breaks down the call. He says that the caller shouldn’t have done this and that, but this is an emergent situation. You can’t say how someone should react to being put in that moment. You can’t even say how you yourself would react to being out in that situation. You’re not calling to order a pizza. You’re calling bc you’re in a crisis. Of course you’re going to be worked up and not make the most logical decision in that moment.

I’m only ten minutes in and I am HOOKED

By MyYelpNickname - Mar 11 2020
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Thank you! The world needs more podcasts like this. The way your mind works makes a lot of sense.

iTunes Ratings

1113 Ratings
Average Ratings
638
96
49
82
248

Staircase Murder

By samxo"9 - May 08 2020
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I had to stop listening about 6 minutes in to the episode. The way he keeps repeating himself regarding the 911 call is annoying. It’s also puzzling the way he breaks down the call. He says that the caller shouldn’t have done this and that, but this is an emergent situation. You can’t say how someone should react to being put in that moment. You can’t even say how you yourself would react to being out in that situation. You’re not calling to order a pizza. You’re calling bc you’re in a crisis. Of course you’re going to be worked up and not make the most logical decision in that moment.

I’m only ten minutes in and I am HOOKED

By MyYelpNickname - Mar 11 2020
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Thank you! The world needs more podcasts like this. The way your mind works makes a lot of sense.
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Cold Case Murder Mysteries

Latest release on Mar 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: COLUMBINE

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April 20, 1999. Seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold enter Columbine High School armed with bombs and guns, murdering twelve students and a teacher, while injuring dozens more in what becomes the most iconic school shooting in US history. In the aftermath, a shocked community, and even the nation, searched for understanding that wouldn’t come easily. Twenty years later, we still want to know the answer to one question: why? Join host Ryan Kraus for a journey through the evolutionary architecture of existence, starting 200,000 years ago with the foundations of modern humanity, moving through the times of Egyptian pyramids, to the formation of the post-WWII middle class mindset, to the rise of Marilyn Manson, the mental health crisis, and finally, inside the doors of Columbine High School on that fateful day as he examines how we ended up with Eric and Dylan, why they killed, and, most importantly, how we can address the problem to finally put an end to mass shootings.

Apr 20 2019

5hr 10mins

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Rank #2: Missing Madeleine McCann & The Meticulous Metaphysical Manipulation of Miscalculated Motion

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On May 3, 2007, a 3-year-old British girl disappears from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, igniting one of the most infamous missing persons cases in modern history. But in the 12 years since, from allegations of a kidnapper to suspicions cast upon the parents, one question remains unanswered: what happened to Madeleine McCann? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological examination of the evidence in an effort to uncover the truth.

Mar 13 2018

3hr 4mins

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Rank #3: Lizzie Borden: Anatomy of a Sociopath

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On August 4, 1892, the town of Fall River, MA became witness to one of the more horrifying, yet fascinating crimes in modern history, the gruesome axe murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, which remain unsolved to this day. At the time, however, strong suspicion was cast upon Andrew’s daughter, Lizzie, who not only held contempt and disdain for Abby, but supposedly had her eye on her father’s money as well. Despite significant circumstantial evidence, Lizzie’s day in court saw her walk free and claim her inheritance. But the mystery remains. Did Lizzie Borden commit cold-blooded murder? And, if so, what really drove such a seemingly docile woman over the edge? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological exploration of the sociopath, from its conception by nature, through the act of murder, and beyond the stars into a distant future.

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Dec 11 2018

1hr 37mins

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Rank #4: Casey Anthony – E005

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On July 5, 2011, Casey Anthony was acquitted of numerous charges related to the asphyxiation death of her 3-year-old daughter Caylee in Orlando, FL, drawing outrage from the media and general public that persists to this day, even garnering her the moniker "World's Most Hated Mom." But years later, still lost in the shuffle is what really happened to little Caylee Anthony. In a case predicated upon lies, join me as I endeavor to uncover the truth by way of reverse-engineering the psychology and linguistics of this madness in the absence of fact.

Jul 06 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #5: The Inexplicable Hurry of Maura Murray: From Cerebral Cortex to Gravitational Vortex

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On February 9, 2004, a 21-year-old college student named Maura Murray disappears after a car accident on route 112 in Haverhill, NH and is never seen again. What follows is one of the more baffling mysteries in American true crime lore. Join host Ryan Kraus for an in-depth look at the psychology of the event as he travels inside the mind of Maura Murray.

Apr 03 2018

2hr 13mins

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Rank #6: The Real Amityville Horror Part I: The Lost Relics of Babylon

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Amity, NY. In the early morning hours of November 13, 1974, Suffolk County police make a gruesome discovery inside the DeFeo residence located at 112 Ocean Avenue. The bodies of two adults, in addition to four children, are found in different bedrooms throughout the home, victims of a shooting. But while it was relatively simple for police to deduce the surviving 23-year-old son, Ronald DeFeo Jr., was the culprit, no one ever could have expected the terror that would ensue when he was unable to answer this question: why?

Aug 21 2017

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Rank #7: West Memphis Three Part I: Mr. Bojangles & the Ponderings of Pennywise – E017

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May 5, 1993 - When three young boys out for an afternoon bike ride through West Memphis, Arkansas never return home, a search the next morning reveals they were brutally murdered, their bodies concealed in a drainage ditch. A police report filed that day shows that an incident at a nearby restaurant the night before involved a mysterious man covered in blood and mud who just disappeared into the night without a trace. But to this day, nobody knows his identity, or if he had anything to do with the murders. Join me as I examine the infamous Mr. Bojangles.

Sep 17 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #8: How to be Civil at Candlelight Vigils & Other Great Ways to Get in Her Pants While Making Concrete Plans to Spend Christmas in France: The Scott Peterson Story

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On December 24, 2002, a young pregnant woman named Laci Peterson seemingly vanishes from the face of the earth while walking her dog. In the aftermath, media attention turns to her husband, Scott, who embarks on a series of odd behaviors before the bodies of his wife and unborn son finally turn up. Years later, Scott Peterson sits on California's Death row for the crime. But did he really do it? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological profile of the man convicted of this infamous crime.

Jul 31 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #9: Adnan Syed: Part I – E012

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Enter the strange, analytical mind of host Ryan Kraus as Part I of this series scratches the surface of motive in this case by specifically examining the psychological impetus for 17-year-old Adnan Syed to murder his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee after school on January 13, 1999.

Jul 23 2017

45mins

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Rank #10: How to Hinder Your Game on Tinder & Other Fantastic Fables from the Rise & Fall of Gold Coast Gable

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BONUS EPISODE: In the early morning hours of August 8, 2014 a young woman named Warriena Wright plunged to her death from the hi-rise balcony of an apartment building located along Australia's Gold Coast. In the aftermath, her date for the evening, a local playboy named Gable Tostee, found himself charged with the crime. But one question remained: accident ... or murder? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological exploration of the events that precipitated the most infamous Tinder hookup in recent memory.

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Apr 22 2018

53mins

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Rank #11: The Staircase Murder – E004

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In the early morning hours of December 9, 2001, novelist and aspiring politician Mike Peterson makes a harrowing 911 call to report that his wife Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC mansion and is barely breathing. By the time police arrive, however, they find Kathleen dead in a pool of blood, and what's been reported as an accident suddenly seems like murder. But the only other person in the house that night was her loving husband. So, did he do it? And is the truth buried in a dark secret from his past? Let's take a look.

Jul 06 2017

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Rank #12: Brandon Swanson – E015

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In the early morning hours of May 14, 2008, a 19-year-old college student driving home from a party got his car stuck in a ditch while navigating the back roads of rural Minnesota. But as he contacted his father and attempted to meet him at a nearby location, the call suddenly dropped. And that's the last time anybody ever heard from Brandon Swanson.

Aug 14 2017

24mins

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Rank #13: A Table for Two at Folie à Deux: The Eriksson Twins

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In May 2008, Swedish-born twins Ursula and Sabina Eriksson fled Sabina’s home without warning in the middle of the night, leaving her partner and two children ignorant of their whereabouts. Later that day, they arrived in Liverpool, England, presumably by ferry, where they proceeded to kick off one of the strangest events in recent years, one so mired in psychological uncertainty that even professionals have been left scratching their heads as to how it culminated in murder. Join host Ryan Kraus for an analytical dissection of the event from start to finish, including a theoretical road map for eliminating such mysterious emotional ailments in the future.

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Feb 21 2019

2hr 49mins

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Rank #14: Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders/JonBenet Ramsey: A Closer Look – E003

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In a 2-part episode, we first delve into the unsolved Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders, a series of unexplained deaths throughout the 1970s involving young female victims being dumped along roadsides, a case in which there is still very little evidence. Everybody from Ted Bundy to the Hillside Stranglers have been investigated, to no avail. However, there is a prime suspect, one we know all too well. But did he do it? Then, in the second part of our show, we take a closer look at some of the evidence in the JonBenet Ramsey case, specifically analysis of the 911 call, ransom note, and bowl of pineapple.

Jul 06 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: The Devil in the Details: Diane Downs

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At 10:40pm on the night of May 19, 1983 a young mother named Diane Downs pulled her Nissan Pulsar up to the ER entrance of a hospital near Springfield, OR and informed the staff her children had been shot by a strange man who tried to carjack her out on a dark, desolate road nearby. Inside the vehicle, doctors and nurses discovered three kids who had suffered severe wounds delivered by a .22 handgun, leaving one of them dead and the other two barely clinging to life. It was a mother’s worst nightmare. As the police began to investigate, however, it soon became clear Diane’s story of what happened conflicted with the forensic evidence found at the scene. Before long, Diane was arrested, charged, and convicted of the shootings, leaving the world to wonder how a loving mother could perpetrate this unspeakable act against her offspring. Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological exploration of Diane’s childhood to uncover the irreconcilable emotional wound from her past that led to murder.

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Jul 25 2019

1hr 59mins

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Rank #16: Martha Moxley – E014

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A harrowing discovery was made on Halloween morning, 1975, when 15-year-old Greenwich, CT resident Martha Moxley was found bludgeoned to death underneath a tree in the family's backyard. It soon became apparent a monster was lurking somewhere in the shadows of a wealthy, gated community, but more than four decades later, we're still asking one pertinent question. Who really killed Martha Moxley?

Aug 06 2017

46mins

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Rank #17: Dahmer: Descent to Darkness

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On May 21, 1960, proud parents Lionel and Joyce Dahmer welcomed their baby boy Jeffrey into the world. By 1991, he would become one of the more notorious serial killers of all time. Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological journey back in time to Jeff’s childhood to learn what went wrong. Part I of a limited series.

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Sep 18 2018

2hr 5mins

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Rank #18: DAHMER: DEMON RISING

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On the night of July 22, 1991 Milwaukee police entered the apartment of 31-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer in response to a complaint by a man who said he'd been handcuffed and held hostage there only minutes earlier. Having been to the residence in the past, the cops thought this might be another case of a domestic dispute between two young lovers. Once inside, however, what they found was far more sinister. Join host Ryan Kraus for Part II of a psychological journey through the emotional plight of the Milwaukee Cannibal, arguably the most infamous serial killer to have ever lived.

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Nov 27 2018

2hr 9mins

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Rank #19: The Exorcism of Elliot Rodger Part I: Trajectory from the Old Rectory – E026

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On the evening of May 23, 2014, 22-year-old UCSB student Elliot Rodger murdered three students in his apartment near campus before taking his rampage to the streets behind the wheel of a fast-moving car. After killing or wounding more than a dozen people in his path, the perpetrator crashed the vehicle and took his own life, leaving us with one very important question: why? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological examination of the early years documented in Elliot's manifesto "My Twisted World" to learn what brought forth the demon.
With a special appearance by Jessica from the Asian Madness Podcast.

Jan 22 2018

51mins

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Rank #20: The Real Amityville Horror Part II: Butch vs. Shaggy

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Join me for the second chapter of this series as I go inside 112 Ocean Avenue to diagram the psychology behind the DeFeo murders, specifically dissecting the killer's methods by way of the only survivor of the massacre: Shaggy the Sheepdog. Only days before the crime, Ronald DeFeo Jr. swore to his father he was going to kill the animal. But in the end, the canine was the only one spared. Why?

Aug 22 2017

20mins

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