Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
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
Bardstown is coming. Episode one 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.
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.
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 Sell | 4.
John K. builds his company, and focuses on what he does best. A fleet of salesmen and doctors are selling a miracle, and they’re not necessarily sharing the whole story of the bad batch.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
Rank #2: 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
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/
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
How did a man who claims he had 13 alibi witnesses get convicted of murder and serve 20 years in prison? In this original series from Dateline NBC, producer Dan Slepian chronicles the case of Richard Rosario, who was convicted of a 1996 murder in New York City. Rosario has always insisted that he is innocent, and that 13 alibi witnesses will swear he was a thousand miles away in Florida while the crime was happening in New York. Ride along in real time as Slepian spends two years digging deep into Rosario’s case in a quest for the truth.
Rank #1: S E1: 1 - Behind Bars.
Is Richard Rosario an innocent man? Or is he a murderer? Dan Slepian begins his investigation at a prison in upstate New York, and at the scene of the crime in the Bronx.
Rank #2: S E4: 2 - 1000 Miles Away.
The murder case against Richard Rosario was based on two eyewitnesses. But Rosario claims there are more than a dozen people who can prove he was nowhere near the scene of the crime. Dan Slepian packs his bags and heads to Florida to speak with some of those alibi witnesses. Along the way, he also meets Rosario’s wife and two children.
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?
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
In 1983, Paladin Press, a fringe publisher, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who went by the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with murder. Ten years later, Tiffani Horn’s mother, 8-year-old brother, and a close family friend were found murdered. The exhaustive investigation involved multi-state surveillance and wiretaps, but it wasn’t until detectives stumbled upon Hit Man that they suddenly had what they called a blueprint for the murders. Hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris.
Rank #1: If Books Could Kill.
In 1983, the Colorado-based non-fiction publisher, Paladin Press, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who wrote under the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Man with the Plan.
You might not know the name Lawrence T. Horn, but you definitely know his work. Nicknamed “Your Man with the Plan”, the talented engineer is riding high at Hitsville USA, helping to create some of Motown’s greatest hits. One day, while flying first class on a flight to Los Angeles, he meets his match – a determined and beautiful flight attendant named Millie Maree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: MARILYN: A Fractured Childhood - Chapter Two.
In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships – including with the first husband that history has mostly forgotten.Upstart: Find out how low your rate is at Upstart.com/Monroe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?
Jeffrey Epstein described himself as “radioactive”, and then he died in prison. But right before that, he was a friend and confidant of many of America’s most powerful politicians, billionaires, and entertainers, some of whom apparently shared a common interest: trafficking underaged girls. In "BROKEN: JEFFREY EPSTEIN" host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker) and Special Correspondent and Executive Producer Julie K. Brown (The Miami Herald) tell the full story of Epstein, his accomplices, and the broken systems that enabled his crimes.
Rank #1: S1 E6: Life and Death at a Downtown Jail.
Why Jeffrey Epstein’s death was nearly 50 years in the making – and what it tells us about our justice system.
Rank #2: S1 E5: An Outsider's Way In.
Julie K. Brown wasn't always a star investigative reporter. A look at the winding road to uncovering the Jeffrey Epstein story.
Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.
Rank #1: December 2, 2019: Pablo Escobar Killed.
On this day in 1993, notorious cocaine crime lord Pablo Escobar was fatally shot after a police chase across the rooftops of Bogota.
Rank #2: August 21, 2019: Mona Lisa Stolen.
On August 21, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa.
Dr. Phil McGraw takes an in-depth look at crime cases and investigations with bizarre circumstances. As someone who has trained as a forensic psychologist and has worked over 40 years to help profile criminals in numerous cases , Dr Phil will provide new insights into the most intriguing cases as you’ve never heard before. The series has all the twists and turns of a mystery but with expert psychoanalysis as only Dr. Phil can deliver. More info: https://www.drphilpodcasts.com/
Rank #1: 1 - The Devil Beside Me: The Chris Watts Story - Husband, Father, Killer.
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”
Rank #2: 1 - Mansion of Secrets: The Mysterious Death of Rebecca Zahau: Analysis by Dr. Phil.
In 2011, the glamorous Spreckels Mansion in Southern California was witness to not just one but two grisly deaths — just days apart. When a beautiful young woman is found hanging nude from the mansion’s balcony, police rule it a suicide. Police say a tragedy days before triggered Rebecca Zahau to take her own life, but her loved ones claim suspicious evidence led to foul play.