Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.
Rank #1: 1 - They're Still Counting.
The evidence pointed to a crime of passion. But was it?
Rank #2: 6 - Anything Can Happen.
Another thing about Pam…Watch the full Dateline NBC episode here.https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-thing-about-pam/4034417
Welcome signs proclaim it “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.” It’s considered the Bourbon Capital of the World. And in many ways, Bardstown, Kentucky is just like a lot of small, tight-knit communities all across the country. But just under the surface, there’s something darker. Not everyone wants to talk about it. And a lot of people would rather forget. That’s because since 2013, Bardstown has also been the site of five unsolved murders. Now, the team behind “Bomber,” “True Crime Chronicles,” and “88 Days” is digging into these cases to find out what’s really happening in Bardstown, and whether these murders could be related. And along the way uncovering a history of violence and fear in this otherwise quintessential southern town. Bardstown launches August 28.
Rank #1: The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World, with centuries-old history and small-town charm. But just under the surface, there are whispers, secrets and five unsolved murders. The first one to shock the small town was in May 2013 as a police officer was heading home from work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Badge 139.
What happened on that spring night as Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis turned off the Bluegrass Parkway? We dig into the investigation, the theories and the evidence. We’ll also tell you who Jason Ellis was: a father, a husband, a baseball player, a brother and a son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO. And to a multibillion dollar stem cell industry where greed and desperation collide. Laura Beil, the award-winning host and reporter of “Dr Death,” returns for this six-part investigative series from Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John” and “The Shrink Next Door.”
Rank #1: The Cure to Everything | 1.
We’ll try anything to help our loved ones who are experiencing pain. John and Elaine both turn to a new medical treatment to help their mothers. But for one of them, it will go horribly wrong.For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit www.isscr.org/about-stem-cells, a site maintained by the International Society for Stem Cell Research.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
Rank #2: Pure | 2.
More patients are getting sick. As people across the country start asking questions, John K scrambles to figure out what went wrong and to save his company. For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
We now know that Jeffrey Epstein was a sexual predator. He was also accused of fraud, embezzlement, coercion and more. But for most of his life, he was a mystery to the public, and to many of the people who knew him. In this six part series, we peel back the layers of Epstein’s life to detail his financial and sexual crimes, and his network of enablers, with original reporting and interviews. From humble beginnings, Epstein came to amass significant wealth which he used to buy sex, social status, silence, even justice —until money wasn’t enough. From Wondery (“Dirty John”, “The Shrink Next Door”), and hosted by Lindsay Graham (“American Scandal”).To go in-depth on more scandals from Eliot Spitzer to Enron, subscribe to American Scandal from Wondery, also hosted by Lindsay Graham
Rank #1: A Free Man | 1.
It starts with a schoolyard fight that leads the Palm Beach police to a horrific discovery about Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence is clear. But it will take a newspaper investigation a decade later for the real story to be revealed.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for free and let them find the right hire for you at ziprecruiter.com/asThredUP - Get 30% off your first order at thredup.com/mme
Rank #2: Poor, Smart, and Desperate | 2.
The college dropout who becomes a private school teacher. The teacher who becomes a Wall Street titan. That’s the myth of Jeffrey Epstein’s rise to wealth and power. But the truth is more complicated and nefarious. He may even be the mastermind behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. That didn’t stop him from winning over one lonely billionaire in particular.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get free shipping and money back guarantee at simplisafe.com/mmeBest Fiends - Download the game for free on the apple app store or google play
In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?
Rank #1: Ep 3 | Breaking Point.
Months after Mike's murder, the official investigation seems to stall. Frustrated, Pat and Kevin link up with newspaper columnist Phil Stanford. Their combined efforts lead them to a controversial confession, a mysterious sketch of a possible suspect and the fury of Salem government officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Ep 4 | Corruption.
A deep dive into the history of corruption in Salem reveals a long and sordid relationship between criminal and political powers. It also leads to a troubled and violent man some believe murdered Michael Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
From the creative minds behind Crime Junkie and with participation from the Indiana State Police, Ashley Flowers takes you alongside the reinvestigation into one of Indianapolis' most infamous unsolved cases.
Rank #1: Episode 3: The Men That Came Before.
To understand this case in 2019, we need to go back to the men who built the foundation of it starting back in 1978. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 1: So Many Rabbit Holes.
In this first episode Ashley meets with First Sergeant Bill Dalton of the Indiana State Police to discuss one of the most infamous unsolved case in their files... the Burger Chef Murders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For 22 years, the JonBenét case has gripped the world, leaving everyone asking the same question: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? The six year old's death shocked the nation. The circumstances surrounding her murder, horrific. Now, for the first time ever, JonBenét Ramsey's father and brother are armed with the original suspect list from Lou Smit, the late lead investigator on the case. Will they finally track down JonBenét's killer to solve one of the nation's most infamous crimes?The creators of THE KILLING OF MARILYN MONROE and FATAL VOYAGE: THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF NATALIE WOOD bring you THE KILLING OF JONBENÉT: THE FINAL SUSPECTS. The Killing of JonBenét: The Final Suspects is narrated by Danielle Robay. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.
Rank #1: MARILYN: A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine - Chapter One.
She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden.Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power struggle between the President of the United States, his Attorney General brother, the highest levels of the Mafia, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI, Frank Sinatra, and America’s hidden Communist threat.The woman who had used her sexuality to hold sway over men her whole life was ultimately undone by her choice of lovers – and become little more than a puppet in their deadly schemes against one another.Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/MONROE.Care/of: Visit TakeCareOf.com and use promo code KILLING to get 25% off your first order.Away: Get $20 off a suitcase at AwayTravel.com/Monroe, using promo code MONROE at checkout. Best Fiends: Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: JONBENÉT: Christmas Tragedy.
When Patsy Ramsey found a two-and-a-half page ransom note on the morning of December 26th, 1996 demanding $118,000 for the return of her six-year-old daughter JonBenet, in a state of shock and disbelief, she searched the child’s empty bedroom and called 911. Within minutes, police, family and friends filled the house. Who would kidnap this adorable, beloved child? Hours later, father John was told to search again to see if anything was “amiss”. He went to the basement and opening the door made a grisly discovery.BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/JBR for 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Culpable explores unsettled cases where the people who seem deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. After a mere 45-minute investigation, local police ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to Christian’s death not only being a homicide, but premeditated murder. Host Dennis Cooper investigates and shares a compelling story about this suspicious death, the questions surrounding it, and a grieving family’s ongoing fight for justice.
Rank #1: Trust the Process | 1.
On February 26th, 2014, the Andreacchio family suffered a tragic loss, the death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio. Host Dennis Cooper travels to Lauderdale, Mississippi to visit Christian's mother Rae and the rest of his family. Rae, laments the time lost with her son as their 4 year struggle for justice continues. From Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV, this is Culpable.https://culpablepodcast.com/
Rank #2: Until We Meet Again | 2.
Dennis and the team visit the Andreacchio’s to attend “Wishing Night,” an annual event held on Christian's birthday to commemorate his life. Dennis talks to Christian’s ex-girlfriend, Avery Smith and an old friend Taylor Dial and learns more about what Christian was like. We learn about Christian’s new girlfriend, Whitley Goodman and new friend Dylan Swearingen, and how he began to change once these people came into his life. https://culpablepodcast.com/
Ever miss those spooky campfire stories you heard growing up? Well, gather round... and listen close.
Rank #1: Ersatz.
I need to tell you a story before it's too late. A story to prove to you... and me... that I am real. Ersatzby: David: FlowersYou can read the original story at FullBodyChillsPodcast.comThis episode is brought to you by Simplisafe, to learn more check out simplisafe.com/fbc
Rank #2: An Open Letter to My Best Friend.
I found a letter online that has me really worried someone is in trouble.I Found Something on the deepweb: "An Open Letter to My Best Friend"By: David FeulingYou can read the original story at FullBodyChillsPodcast.comThis episode is brought to you by Simplisafe, to learn more check out simplisafe.com/fbc
After more than two decades of rumors and secrets, the question still remains, who killed Denise Johnson?
Rank #1: Episode 1: Dainty .
A killer remains at-large 22 years after a woman is brutally murdered inside her home in coastal North Carolina. Host, Delia D’Ambra, begins a new investigation into the unsolved murder starting with recollections from eyewitnesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 3: The Dog.
In 1997, the first eyewitness on scene is detained by police and years later CounterClock tracks him down. Investigators begin to consider Denise’s four-legged companion a critical piece of evidence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” The series is about a singular detective on a relentless, sometimes lonely quest for answers.From the Los Angeles Times and Wondery, “Detective Trapp” is a new story from Christopher Goffard, the writer and host of “Dirty John.”
Rank #1: All the Missing | 1.
Episode 1: Detective Julissa Trapp fights her way onto the homicide unit in her hometown of Anaheim, California — and strives amid personal struggles to understand God’s plan for her. In a nearby city, women begin vanishing.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com/detectiveThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit them at ThredUp.com/TrappBombas - Get 20% off your order when you visit them at bombas.com/TrappRocket Mortgage - Get started today at rocketmortgage.com/trappNoom - Get started today on a healthier path with a trail at noom.com/TrappTalkspace - Get $100 of your first month when you use code TRAPP at talkspace.com
Rank #2: Behind The Scenes | 6.
Christopher Goffard talks with Matthew Shaer, host of Over My Dead Body, about the journey from Dirty John to Detective Trapp.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get 25% off your security system plus a free camera when you go to simplisafe.com/detectiveThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit them at ThredUp.com/TrappBombas - Get 20% off your order when you visit them at bombas.com/TrappRocket Mortgage - Get started today at rocketmortgage.com/trappNoom - Get started today on a healthier path with a trail at noom.com/TrappTalkspace - Get $100 of your first month when you use code TRAPP at talkspace.com
When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature. Produced by Pineapple Street Media in association with Gimlet.
Rank #1: 1. Hunting Season.
April reads a news story and everything changes.
Rank #2: 2. Creepy John Wayne.
Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?
Twisted Love: Bringing A Murderer To Justice, a new podcast from Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr Phil, is a behind-the-scenes look at the murder of Michelle Warner. Dr. Phil’s exclusive, unprecedented interview with ex-boyfriend Mark Castellano, turns into a chilling game of cat and mouse.
Rank #1: S1E1: The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose: Analysis of Murder by Dr. Phil.
Dr. Phil psychoanalyzes one of the most bizarre murder mysteries in modern times. In this episode, it's 2015, Dee Dee Blancharde has been stabbed to death in a vampire-like attack. Her thought to be seriously ill and disabled daughter Gypsy Rose is missing, and police believe the killer kidnapped the young woman. A nationwide manhunt is underway to find Gypsy Rose before it’s too late. For more: http://killerthornofgypsyrose.com
Rank #2: S5E1: The Devil Beside Me: The Chris Watts Story | Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil.
Shan’ann Watts, a pregnant mother of two little girls, was strangled to death by her husband, Chris Watts, in August 2018, before he smothered their children. Months later, Chris allegedly made a horrifying jailhouse confession, detailing the murders to Colorado authorities. Hear the details of that confession on “The Devil Beside Me: The Chris Watts Story - Husband, Father, Killer” on a brand new “Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil”
It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for nearly 24 hours and murdered inside a burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.
Rank #1: The Money Drop.
Hours after the victims are taken hostage, a ransom is delivered to the mansion on Woodland Drive. But it doesn’t save the victims -- the calls, text messages and voicemails end, leaving key parts of the timeline unexplained. But after the trial, a new theory emerges explaining how the killer got inside the house. This episode is written and produced by WTOP reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit http://22hourspodcast.com to meet our hosts, view photos of the crime scene, explore a map of key locations in the case, and ask questions or leave comments in our interactive blog. You can also reach out via email, email@example.com, or via Twitter, @22hourspod. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; “Call me” and “Rhythmic Pulse” by Daniel Birch, as well as “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, all licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0); and "Beyond the Lows" by The Whole Other, available in the YouTube Audio Library.
Rank #2: The Pizza Crust .
The Savopoulos house was held in evidence for weeks as crime scene investigators looked for clues. In the end, five pieces of forensic evidence linked Daron Wint to the killings, including a sliver of his DNA on the crust of a pizza that had been delivered to the house while he held the family captive. But was the forensic evidence a slam dunk? This episode is written and produced by reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com for photos, maps and an interactive blog where you can ask us questions or leave your comments about each episode. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; “Procession” by Puddle of Infinity, available in the YouTube Audio Library; “Rhythmic Pulse,” “Marimba on the Loose” and “Closing My Eyes for a Moment” by Daniel Birch, and “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, all licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International.
The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media.
Rank #1: Ep. 1: The First Six Days | 1.
Reporter Joanne Faryon quits her job to find out what happened to a man known as Sixty-Six Garage. After spending six days with him in his nursing home room, she starts to question whether he’s actually in a vegetative state, like she was first told.
Rank #2: Ep. 6: Is He in There? | 6.
Omar, the roommate, speaks and Garage sees his sister for the first time since he was a teenager. Faryon learns she is not responsible for her mother’s death and convinces a world expert on diagnosing consciousness to test Garage. She’s finally able to answer the question she had when she first met Garage - is he still in there?