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Crimes of Passion

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Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

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Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

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3477 Ratings
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Missing podcasts? Part 2 no part 1

By Jenni122794 - May 14 2020
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I noticed that some of the podcasts jump around with is kind of annoying. For example it jumps from episode 61, 62 than to 65? Where is 63 and 64?? Other podcasts it’ll also show part 2 but I cannot find part 1.

one of my favorite podcasts out there!!

By Chia mañana - May 09 2020
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i listen when i walk and do things around the house. always eager for a new one to come out!!

iTunes Ratings

3477 Ratings
Average Ratings
2872
270
129
86
120

Missing podcasts? Part 2 no part 1

By Jenni122794 - May 14 2020
Read more
I noticed that some of the podcasts jump around with is kind of annoying. For example it jumps from episode 61, 62 than to 65? Where is 63 and 64?? Other podcasts it’ll also show part 2 but I cannot find part 1.

one of my favorite podcasts out there!!

By Chia mañana - May 09 2020
Read more
i listen when i walk and do things around the house. always eager for a new one to come out!!
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Crimes of Passion

Latest release on May 29, 2020

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Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

Rank #1: NEW: J.R. and Jeremy Steinke Pt. 1

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We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Crimes of Passion today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.


In 2006, 23-year-old Jeremy Steinke met and carried on a pedophilic relationship with a rebellious 12-year-old Canadian girl. But when her parents forbade them from seeing each other, they began to plot a way to be together—no matter the consequences.

Apr 22 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: Chris Watts Pt. 1

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From the moment they married in 2012, Colorado couple Chris and Shanann Watts seemed to have the picture-perfect life. In reality, an extramarital affair, financial struggles, and conflicts with extended family were tearing the couple apart, all leading to a shocking, brutal crime that would end their marriage for good.

Mar 18 2020

51mins

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Rank #3: Michelle Carter Pt. 1

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Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter began an online relationship in 2012. Over the course of the next two years, through thousands of texts and social media messages, Conrad confided in Michelle his struggles with depression and suicidal ideation. Their relationship would end in tragedy in 2014, and even become the subject of a police investigation.

Mar 04 2020

48mins

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Rank #4: Ivrin Bolden, Jr. Pt. 1

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In the late 1980s, college sweethearts Joel Tillis and Ivrin Bolden, Jr. seemed like a couple destined for success. However, when Joel started to push away, Ivrin searched for someone else to blame. He eventually found a target in Joel’s best friend, 18-year-old Brenda Spicer.

Apr 08 2020

47mins

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Rank #5: Larry Swartz Pt. 1

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After Robert and Katheryn Swartz married in 1970, they adopted three orphaned children, hoping to craft the perfect family. But the couple soon found that they were not equipped to handle their children’s special needs, leading to tragic results.

Feb 19 2020

49mins

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Rank #6: Ruth Snyder Pt. 1

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She loved bright lights, dancing, and crowds. Her husband rarely wanted to do anything more than sit at home. By 1925, Ruth Snyder was already looking for a respite from the monotony of her marriage, and she found it in a handsome salesman named Henry Judd Gray.

Jan 08 2020

45mins

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Rank #7: Brynn and Phil Hartman Pt. 1

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In the late 1980s, Phil Hartman and Brynn Omdahl both had failed marriages under their belts. When they were set up on a blind date, it seemed like a perfect match. But as Phil's career on Saturday Night Live took off, their relationship showed its cracks.

Feb 05 2020

50mins

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Rank #8: Jodi Arias Pt. 1

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To turn his life around, Travis Alexander moved in with his grandparents and took up the LDS faith. In search of a wife, he began dating Jodi Arias in 2007. The couple's relationship was often long-distance and quickly started to become problematic. She would be the last person to see Alexander alive. 

Parcasters - If you enjoyed this podcast are looking to change gears with a story about service and perseverance, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostage

Mar 06 2019

55mins

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Rank #9: Harold Nokes Pt. 2

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In the summer of 1974, a war was brewing between Kay Hoyt Hein and her married lover, Harold Nokes. After she called off their affair, Harold lashed out. He poisoned her lawn. Poured sugar in her gas tank. He even wrote lewd graffiti messages about her sexual activity with other men. Later that year, police would discover Kay parents’ bodies in a lake and dismembered in several parts.  

Feb 27 2019

55mins

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Rank #10: Celeste Beard and Tracey Tarlton Pt. 1

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By the time Celeste Johnson celebrated her 30th birthday in 1993, she had already been married 3 times. After this string of failed marriages, Celeste met someone who offered stability and comfort at last—a Texas millionaire named Steve Beard. But her union with Beard was fraught from the beginning, and ended in violent tragedy.

Jan 22 2020

51mins

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Rank #11: Chris Watts Pt. 2

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In August of 2018, the picture perfect marriage of Chris and Shanann Watts ended in violent tragedy. The trauma left a family broken and a Colorado community reeling, as the public struggled to understand the shocking crime.

Mar 25 2020

48mins

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Rank #12: Ivrin Bolden, Jr. Pt. 2

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When she wouldn’t break off her friendship with Joel Tillis, Ivrin Bolden Jr. murdered Brenda Spicer and left her body in a dumpster in 1987. The incident sparked a major police investigation and sensational trial that led to the final, tragic end of Joel and Ivrin’s relationship.

Apr 15 2020

49mins

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Rank #13: “The Scissor Sisters” Pt. 1

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After 20 years in a loveless, abusive marriage, Kathleen Mulhall thought she'd finally found true love when she met Farah Noor in the summer of 2001 in Ireland. But Farah turned out to be just as violent as her husband. 

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May 29 2019

45mins

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Rank #14: Jodi Arias Pt. 2

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The relationship between Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias could only be described as hot and cold. They cycled through months of "on-again, off-again" periods, meeting up for late-night rendezvous in Meza, Arizona, even while they started dating other people. But by May of 2008, the intense relationship reached a boiling point, leading to cold-blooded murder.

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Mar 13 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: Robert and Linda Edelman Pt. 1

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Dallas real estate tycoon Robert Edelman and his wife Linda rose to prominence during the city’s economic boom in the 1980s. His controlling nature made him a nightmare to live with, and by 1986 the Edelman’s marriage was fractured beyond repair.

Nov 06 2019

49mins

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Rank #16: Brynn and Phil Hartman Pt. 2

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By early 1998, it seemed like the Hartman's marriage was on its last leg. Phil was spending less time at home, and Brynn's cocaine habit was forcing even more distance between the two. In the early hours of May 28th, 1998, everything would come to a devastating crescendo.

Feb 12 2020

41mins

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Rank #17: Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco Pt. 1

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Soon after marrying his high-school sweetheart, New Yorker Joey Buttafuoco found his relationship on the rocks. However, Joey seemed to clean up his act and become the ideal husband; until the 35-year old starting having an affair with 16-year old Amy Fisher in 1991.

Nov 20 2019

47mins

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Rank #18: Larry Swartz Pt. 2

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Throughout Larry Swartz’s childhood in the 1970s and 80s, problems with his adoptive family continued to intensify. This eventually erupted in a startling display of violence—and ultimately the murder of his parents.

Feb 26 2020

48mins

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Rank #19: Dorothy Stratten Pt. 1

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Paul Snider brought Dorothy Stratten to Hollywood. While her career took off in the 1970s, he enjoyed the benefits of her success and spent her money. When their relationship became troubled, she felt compelled to stay with him, despite multiple red flags.

Dec 11 2019

51mins

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Rank #20: Marty & Michelle Theer Pt. 1: An Air Force Affair

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Separated by distance, young couple Marty and Michelle Theer of North Carolina kept up their relationship with a digital connection, sending emails throughout Marty's deployment. But their 21st Century romance was thrown for a loop when one of them found evidence the other was cheating.

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Jun 26 2019

48mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Torture

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’re discussing cases in which a criminal tortured their victim. What would compel someone to torture another person, and what are the lasting effects on a victim who was tortured?


Clips featured: Female Criminals: Gertrude Banisewski Pt. 1, Serial Killers: David Parker Ray Pt. 2, Hostage: Colleen Stan Pt. 2

May 29 2020

21mins

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Eric Windhurst Pt. 2

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In November of 1985, Eric Windhurst took matters into his own hands to defend friend Melanie Paquette from her abusive father, Danny. The crime shocked the community of Hopkinton, and it would be years before the truth about that day finally emerged.

May 27 2020

44mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Wealthy Criminals

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’ll focus on wealthy criminals. We’ll discuss what leads high-status individuals to commit crimes, as well as the consequences they face once captured.


Clips featured: Kingpins: Pablo Escobar Pt. 1, Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Leona Helmsley Pt. 2

May 22 2020

21mins

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Eric Windhurst Pt. 1

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Melanie Paquette endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, Danny. Her family eventually escaped Danny's household, but he continued to haunt them for years. When her trauma finally came to a head in 1985, she confided her fears in her new friend, 17-year-old Eric Windhurst.

May 20 2020

41mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Revenge Killings

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


What makes someone so vengeful, they’re willing to take a human life? Using clips from across the Parcast Network, we’ll search for clues by taking a closer look at some of history’s most infamous revenge killings.


Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Marty and Michelle Theer Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Valerie Solanas Pt. 2, Assassinations: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1

May 15 2020

19mins

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Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

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Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they return to examine some of the most accomplished—and controversial—people to ever live. You’ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields… And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure. 

Enjoy this exclusive clip from our new season on the shocking life of film director Roman Polanski. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, free and only on Spotify.

May 14 2020

16mins

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Matt Baker Pt. 2

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Texas preacher Matt Baker preyed on young women for years while leading a double life as a mild-mannered husband and father. His wife, Kari Baker, ignored red flags for nearly 12 years until 2006, when she began to suspect that Matt was having an affair. The conflict prompted Matt to form a deadly plot to get her out of his life.

May 13 2020

48mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Dead Political Figures

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’re discussing the deaths of American political figures. Whether their demise came at the hands of an assassin, or a political rival, the loss of each of these leaders left an indelible impact on U.S. history.


Clips featured: Political Scandals: Election of 1800, Assassinations: Lincoln Pt. 2, Conspiracy Theories: JFK Assassination Pt. 1

May 08 2020

20mins

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Matt Baker Pt. 1

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When they married in Texas in 1994, Kari Baker thought she had found the perfect Christian man to start a family with. What Kari didn’t know was that Matt was a predator with a decade-long history of sexually harassing and assaulting young women. When she started to suspect the truth, Matt searched for a way out of his marriage.

May 06 2020

49mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: First Murders

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’re discussing serial killers’ first murders. What did the murders look like and how does a killer’s modus operandi change after their first slaying? We'll hear clips from our shows across the Parcast Network, and dive deeper into their minds and methods.


Clips featured: Today in True Crime: December 5, 2019: Boston Belfry’s First, Female Criminals: Mary Ann Cotton Pt. 1, Serial Killers: Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1

May 01 2020

18mins

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J.R. and Jeremy Steinke Pt. 2

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In April of 2006, a horrific night of violence ended with Jeremy Steinke and J.R. fleeing from the Canadian police. The subsequent investigation, arrest, and trials made headlines across the country.

Apr 29 2020

46mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Clues Left Behind

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’re discussing the clues that criminals left behind and the ways in which the police used them to hunt down their suspect. These clues could be biological, such as DNA or fingerprints; or physical, such as a piece of clothing fiber left at the scene. Some were merely overlooked by the criminal—and some were intentionally left behind.


Clips featured: Serial Killers: BTK Pt. 2, Unexplained Mysteries: Zodiac Killer Pt. 1, Espionage: Aldrich Ames Pt. 2

Apr 24 2020

20mins

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NEW: J.R. and Jeremy Steinke Pt. 1

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We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Crimes of Passion today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.


In 2006, 23-year-old Jeremy Steinke met and carried on a pedophilic relationship with a rebellious 12-year-old Canadian girl. But when her parents forbade them from seeing each other, they began to plot a way to be together—no matter the consequences.

Apr 22 2020

45mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Murder M.O.s

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we're discussing "M.O.s", or the "modus operandi" of murderers. We'll talk about the tactics killers use on their victims, and what those methods say about their psyches.


Clips featured: Female Criminals: Marie Sukloff Pt. 2, Unsolved Murders/Kingpins: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Pt. 1, Unexplained Mysteries: Jack the Ripper Pt. 2

Apr 17 2020

20mins

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Ivrin Bolden, Jr. Pt. 2

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When she wouldn’t break off her friendship with Joel Tillis, Ivrin Bolden Jr. murdered Brenda Spicer and left her body in a dumpster in 1987. The incident sparked a major police investigation and sensational trial that led to the final, tragic end of Joel and Ivrin’s relationship.

Apr 15 2020

49mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Indoctrination

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’re exploring cases of indoctrination. We’ll discuss how cult leaders, secret societies, and kidnappers gain control of their victims and what makes individuals vulnerable to malicious manipulation.


Clips featured: Cults: Alamo Christian Foundation Pt. 2, Secret Societies: The Triads Pt. 1, Hostage: Colleen Stand Pt. 1

Apr 10 2020

21mins

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Ivrin Bolden, Jr. Pt. 1

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In the late 1980s, college sweethearts Joel Tillis and Ivrin Bolden, Jr. seemed like a couple destined for success. However, when Joel started to push away, Ivrin searched for someone else to blame. He eventually found a target in Joel’s best friend, 18-year-old Brenda Spicer.

Apr 08 2020

47mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Craziest Trials

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today, we're looking at some of the most fascinating criminal trials in history. We'll see how certain tactics used by attorneys influenced juries, changed outcomes, and provided some of the most unexpected legal twists and turns in recent memory.


Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Lorena Bobbitt Pt. 2, Female Criminals: Salem Witches Pt. 2, Not Guilty: Central Park Five Pt. 2

Apr 03 2020

26mins

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Parcast Classic: Colin Howell Pt. 1

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Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy!


In 1991, a man from Northern Ireland found himself caught between two women: his wife and his mistress. As a religious man, Colin Howell was in an impossible situation—a situation that would end in deadly fashion.

Apr 01 2020

56mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Abduction

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In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast.


Today we’re discussing cases of abduction, and examining some of the most infamous kidnappings throughout true crime history. We'll hear clips from our shows across the Parcast Network, and look at the different reasons why a criminal would carry out such a heinous act.


Clips featured: Serial Killers: Ted Bundy Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1, Hostage: Frank Sinatra Jr. Pt. 1

Mar 27 2020

23mins

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iTunes Ratings

3477 Ratings
Average Ratings
2872
270
129
86
120

Missing podcasts? Part 2 no part 1

By Jenni122794 - May 14 2020
Read more
I noticed that some of the podcasts jump around with is kind of annoying. For example it jumps from episode 61, 62 than to 65? Where is 63 and 64?? Other podcasts it’ll also show part 2 but I cannot find part 1.

one of my favorite podcasts out there!!

By Chia mañana - May 09 2020
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i listen when i walk and do things around the house. always eager for a new one to come out!!