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Happy Face

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Rank #191 in True Crime category

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For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

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For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

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7768 Ratings
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Terrifying, chilling, emotional

By maccabyrd - Mar 12 2020
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“Men are afraid of women laughing at them. Women are afraid of men killing them.” Let that sink in. It’s hard to understand (creeps me out actually) how people even noticed the music with content as deep and engaging as this. This rates as one of the best true crime podcasts in my opinion.

Great

By Pms12 - Feb 15 2020
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Loving the story. It’s very compelling!

iTunes Ratings

7768 Ratings
Average Ratings
5203
1190
633
366
376

Terrifying, chilling, emotional

By maccabyrd - Mar 12 2020
Read more
“Men are afraid of women laughing at them. Women are afraid of men killing them.” Let that sink in. It’s hard to understand (creeps me out actually) how people even noticed the music with content as deep and engaging as this. This rates as one of the best true crime podcasts in my opinion.

Great

By Pms12 - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Loving the story. It’s very compelling!
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Happy Face

Latest release on Jan 08, 2020

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For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

Rank #1: Episode 1: Childhood

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Sometimes it's hardest for the people who are closest to see the obvious clues. Melissa Moore reckons with the reality of her childhood and growing up with a serial killer for a dad.

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Sep 28 2018

31mins

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Rank #2: Episode 6: Leroy

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Melissa faces Don Findlay - the son of Jesperson’s last victim. Why has he been living a double identity for so long? What does he know about Keith? And can he forgive a person he sees as an extension of the man who brutally murdered his mother? 

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Nov 02 2018

43mins

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Rank #3: Episode 2: Disruption

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For years, Melissa believed her mother held much of the blame for tearing their family apart, but soon comes to understand that her father was never really a hero. 

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Oct 05 2018

29mins

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Rank #4: Episode 7: Don

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Though Jesperson has clearly left his mark on both of their lives, Don and Melissa manage to find solace in their shared experiences. 

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Nov 09 2018

33mins

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Rank #5: Episode 8: Happy Face

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Keith Jesperson savagely killed at least 8 women between 1990 and 1995. Eluding capture, he taunted law enforcement and media with letters signed with a smile. But the detectives and journalist who helped end his killing spree say his reputation as a macho, murdering mastermind is not what it seems.

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Nov 16 2018

35mins

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Episode 1: Childhood

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Sometimes it's hardest for the people who are closest to see the obvious clues. Melissa Moore reckons with the reality of her childhood and growing up with a serial killer for a dad.

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Sep 28 2018

31mins

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Episode 2: Disruption

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For years, Melissa believed her mother held much of the blame for tearing their family apart, but soon comes to understand that her father was never really a hero. 

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Oct 05 2018

29mins

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Episode 3: Keith

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Melissa’s mother believes Keith wasn’t born a psychopath, but that he was raised to be that way by his father, Les. 

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Oct 12 2018

34mins

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Episode 4: Broken

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Melissa was 15 years old when she found out her father was a serial killer, and the news couldn’t have arrived at a worse time: she just found out she was pregnant. Melissa confronts her high school boyfriend to get a better grasp on the time.

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Oct 19 2018

33mins

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Episode 5: Misdirection

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How did Keith get away with murder for so long? It comes down to luck... and the bizarre story of a couple who tried to take credit for the crime. 

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Oct 26 2018

34mins

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Episode 6: Leroy

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Melissa faces Don Findlay - the son of Jesperson’s last victim. Why has he been living a double identity for so long? What does he know about Keith? And can he forgive a person he sees as an extension of the man who brutally murdered his mother? 

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Nov 02 2018

43mins

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Episode 7: Don

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Though Jesperson has clearly left his mark on both of their lives, Don and Melissa manage to find solace in their shared experiences. 

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Nov 09 2018

33mins

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Episode 8: Happy Face

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Keith Jesperson savagely killed at least 8 women between 1990 and 1995. Eluding capture, he taunted law enforcement and media with letters signed with a smile. But the detectives and journalist who helped end his killing spree say his reputation as a macho, murdering mastermind is not what it seems.

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Nov 16 2018

35mins

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Episode 9: Normalcy

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Melissa married her husband Sam hoping to find stability and distance herself from her father’s crimes - but her inability to open up emotionally is destroying their marriage - and it leads them both to question whether Melissa is capable of feeling compassion - a psychopathic trait she and her father seem to share.

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Nov 30 2018

39mins

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Episode 10: Ghosts and Letters

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Melissa is conflicted by how her father’s crimes have shaped her life and her career. She’s also conflicted about the paranormal ‘gift’ they both share-- seeing and feeling ghosts. Does this bolster Sam’s psychopath argument? And has she passed this trait to her son as well? 

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Dec 07 2018

32mins

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Episode 11: Psychopathy

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After getting a PET Scan, Melissa meets with a neuroscientist who believes brain patterns can identify psychopaths. Dr. James Fallon also happens to be a psychopath. He shares his incredible personal story before revealing her results.

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Dec 14 2018

32mins

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Episode 12: Aftermath

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How has this journey changed Melissa’s life? And were she and her father tormented by his ghosts or their shared inner demons? Melissa now has an answer.

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Dec 21 2018

32mins

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Monster: DC Sniper - Official Trailer

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From the creators of 'Atlanta Monster' and 'Monster: The Zodiac Killer,' iHeartRadio and Tenderfoot TV present 'Monster: DC Sniper.' This true crime podcast, hosted by Tony Harris, reinvestigates the beltway sniper attacks of 2002.


Monster: DC Sniper is now available. Listen here.

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Jan 08 2020

2mins

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iTunes Ratings

7768 Ratings
Average Ratings
5203
1190
633
366
376

Terrifying, chilling, emotional

By maccabyrd - Mar 12 2020
Read more
“Men are afraid of women laughing at them. Women are afraid of men killing them.” Let that sink in. It’s hard to understand (creeps me out actually) how people even noticed the music with content as deep and engaging as this. This rates as one of the best true crime podcasts in my opinion.

Great

By Pms12 - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Loving the story. It’s very compelling!