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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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By holly724;1975 - Jan 04 2020
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Need to n episode on Mary Kay Laturno (May have spelled wrong

Lanie ROCKS!!

By Justfaith01 - Dec 18 2019
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The way the stories are told, keep me in suspense! Keep it up!

iTunes Ratings

3034 Ratings
Average Ratings
2514
239
102
77
102

Favorite Podcast

By holly724;1975 - Jan 04 2020
Read more
Need to n episode on Mary Kay Laturno (May have spelled wrong

Lanie ROCKS!!

By Justfaith01 - Dec 18 2019
Read more
The way the stories are told, keep me in suspense! Keep it up!
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Crimes of Passion

Latest release on Jan 17, 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: 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 #2: 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 #3: “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

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: George & Barbara Kogan Pt. 1: The Millionaire and the Mistress

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This married couple built a small fortune together through their chain of department stores in Puerto Rico. In 1988, George and Barbara Kogan retired to New York City to escape the rat-race of the family business and recommit themselves to each other. Instead, the move showed them that their relationship was past their prime and soon they headed for divorce. 

Parcasters - In a much anticipated episode of Conspiracy Theories, we explore the Denver Airport! Listen now on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!

Jul 10 2019

51mins

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Rank #8: David Hendricks Pt. 1: Business As Usual

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In 1983, David Hendricks had all he could ask for: family, fortune, and faith. But as his business grew, David felt unsettled in his white picket fence life. A distance grew between David and his wife, leaving space for a terrible fate.

Parcasters - Is there any truth behind the rumored society that protects the secrets of the Holy Grail? Learn more about the Priory of Sion on this week’s episode of Conspiracy Theories!

Aug 07 2019

42mins

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: Linda Riss Pt. 1

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In 1957, a shy woman meets the man of her dreams: Burt Pugach, a successful lawyer in the East Bronx. Unfortunately, her dreams are crushed, when Burt confesses that he’s actually a married man. Linda tries to end the relationship, but Burt decides that if he can’t have her, then no one else can.

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Mar 20 2019

47mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: Dorothy Stratten Pt. 2

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When Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten informed her husband that she wanted a separation, he went into a tailspin. The gory murder-suicide inspired a feud that threatened to destroy the careers of a famous director as well as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Dec 18 2019

53mins

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Rank #13: Colin Howell Pt. 1

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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. How could he be with the woman he loved, without divorcing his wife? 

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May 01 2019

56mins

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Rank #14: Tyler Hadley Pt. 1: Blake and Mary-Jo

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Tyler Hadley grew up with a loving family in a stable home. Yet he suffered from behavioral issues from childhood, and his parents had trouble disciplining him. In 2011, when Tyler was 17, his deviance became too difficult to bear, and the family issues came to a head.

Sep 25 2019

49mins

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Rank #15: Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree Pt. 1

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For almost 20 years, Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree, shared their lives together in Virginia, welcoming three children and a menagerie of pets. But eventually in 2001 their marriage crumbled; Fred saw dramatic changes in his wife and the way she treated their family. 

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Apr 03 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: “The Scissor Sisters” Pt. 2

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By the spring of 2005, the violence in Kathleen Mulhall and Farah Noor's relationship had reached a fever pitch. Kathleen grew more and more concerned that one day Farah would go too far. 

Parcasters - In Female Criminals this week we discuss the murder of Dr. Felix Polk by his wife Susan, who suffered paranoid delusions after receiving memory recovery treatment. Hear more about this incredible story at parcast.com/criminals

Jun 05 2019

48mins

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Rank #17: Ming Sen Shiue Pt. 1: A Student’s Obsession

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Ming Sen Shiue lives a lonely life, with only fantasies of his high school algebra teacher, Mary Stauffer, to comfort him. Finally, in the 1970s, after more than a decade of planning, he prepared to act on his darkest desires.

Sep 11 2019

50mins

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Rank #18: Gaston Calmette Pt. 1

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What started as a breezy spring day in Paris on March 16, 1914 would ultimately end with a gunshot. Unravel the feud between French politician Joseph Caillaux and newspaper editor Gaston Calmette, and discover a tale of corruption, hypocrisy, and ultimately—murder.

Oct 23 2019

53mins

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Rank #19: Marty & Michelle Theer Pt. 2: John Diamond

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In the wake of Marty Theer's death, police tried to uncover who would have motive to pull the trigger. Was Michelle Theer a grieving widow, or a woman tired of her marriage and looking for a way out? 

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Jul 03 2019

51mins

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Rank #20: Robert and Linda Edelman Pt. 2

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In 1987, Linda Edelman was contacted with disturbing information about her soon-to-be ex-husband, real estate tycoon Robert Edelman. Afterward, she was faced with a choice—one which had life-threatening consequences.

Nov 13 2019

46mins

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Crimes of Passion Bites: Psychological Manipulation

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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 explore the idea of Psychological Manipulation—the tactics criminals use to deceive, coerce, and exert control over their victims. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss how these methods work, and most importantly, their dangerous consequences.

Jan 17 2020

30mins

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Ruth Snyder Pt. 2

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In the wake of the Roaring 20s, flapper Ruth Snyder conspired with her lover to murder her husband Albert. Though they thought they'd gotten away with the perfect crime, their story soon fell apart and led to one of the biggest headlines of the decade.

Jan 15 2020

49mins

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Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

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They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs.


Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Jan 09 2020

14mins

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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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Best of 2019: Lorena and John Bobbitt Pt. 3

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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Just because John and Lorena Bobbitt were acquitted for their individual crimes in 1994, it didn’t mean their challenges were behind them. 

Jan 01 2020

48mins

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Best of 2019: Lorena and John Bobbitt Pt. 2

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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: After the now-infamous maiming on June 23rd, 1993, Lorena and John both faced criminal charges. Lorena for the violent wounding, and John for the years of abuse that led to her actions.

Jan 01 2020

46mins

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Best of 2019: Lorena and John Bobbitt Pt. 1

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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Lorena thought she’d found her piece of the American dream when she married John Bobbitt in 1989. But her fantasy was quickly shattered as John became abusive. Eventually, after years of violence, Lorena tried to escape.

Dec 25 2019

48mins

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Dorothy Stratten Pt. 2

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When Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten informed her husband that she wanted a separation, he went into a tailspin. The gory murder-suicide inspired a feud that threatened to destroy the careers of a famous director as well as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Dec 18 2019

53mins

Play

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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Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco Pt. 3

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On May 19th, 1992, 17-year-old Amy Fisher shot her boyfriend's wife, 37-year-old Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the side of her head. The resulting trial ignited a decades-long media storm that would wreak havoc on the lives of everyone involved.

Dec 04 2019

51mins

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Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco Pt. 2

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With no plans to leave his wife, 17-year old Amy Fisher decided to take matters into her own hands. On May 19th, 1992, Fisher showed up at the Buttafuoco house, rang the doorbell, and shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head. 

Nov 27 2019

50mins

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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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Robert and Linda Edelman Pt. 2

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In 1987, Linda Edelman was contacted with disturbing information about her soon-to-be ex-husband, real estate tycoon Robert Edelman. Afterward, she was faced with a choice—one which had life-threatening consequences.

Nov 13 2019

46mins

Play

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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Gaston Calmette Pt. 2

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The vengeful murder of newspaper editor Gaston Calmette would shock Paris in 1914. The trial to follow would be one of the most scandalous in French history.

Oct 30 2019

51mins

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Gaston Calmette Pt. 1

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What started as a breezy spring day in Paris on March 16, 1914 would ultimately end with a gunshot. Unravel the feud between French politician Joseph Caillaux and newspaper editor Gaston Calmette, and discover a tale of corruption, hypocrisy, and ultimately—murder.

Oct 23 2019

53mins

Play

Sheila Garvie Pt. 2

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Scotland 1967: It soon became clear that a clean break from her husband wouldn’t be possible. Pushed to the brink, Sheila Garvie had to decide whether she and her lover were willing to do whatever it took to stay together.

Oct 16 2019

46mins

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Sheila Garvie Pt. 1

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1967: A husband. A lover. And one of the most infamous murders in Scotland’s history.

Oct 09 2019

50mins

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Tyler Hadley Pt. 2: The Party

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In 2011, Tyler Hadley took revenge on his parents after they tried to discipline him. He made sure they wouldn't be able to do anything to stop him as he threw a wild house party where there was only one rule: no one was allowed in the bedroom upstairs

Oct 02 2019

49mins

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Tyler Hadley Pt. 1: Blake and Mary-Jo

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Tyler Hadley grew up with a loving family in a stable home. Yet he suffered from behavioral issues from childhood, and his parents had trouble disciplining him. In 2011, when Tyler was 17, his deviance became too difficult to bear, and the family issues came to a head.

Sep 25 2019

49mins

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iTunes Ratings

3034 Ratings
Average Ratings
2514
239
102
77
102

Favorite Podcast

By holly724;1975 - Jan 04 2020
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Need to n episode on Mary Kay Laturno (May have spelled wrong

Lanie ROCKS!!

By Justfaith01 - Dec 18 2019
Read more
The way the stories are told, keep me in suspense! Keep it up!