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Happy Face

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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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Great podcast

By nicolerf34 - May 15 2020
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I thought it was a great podcast overall. And I actually quite enjoyed the music it set the tone. Terribly sad story. Hopefully the victims can Rest In Peace.

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

By Bvvcn - May 10 2020
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Very interesting and love the first person account!!!

iTunes Ratings

7844 Ratings
Average Ratings
5252
1208
641
366
377

Great podcast

By nicolerf34 - May 15 2020
Read more
I thought it was a great podcast overall. And I actually quite enjoyed the music it set the tone. Terribly sad story. Hopefully the victims can Rest In Peace.

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

By Bvvcn - May 10 2020
Read more
Very interesting and love the first person account!!!
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Happy Face

Latest release on Jan 08, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 14 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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 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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