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True Crime Bullsh**: The Story of Israel Keyes

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True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes. Join me on this strange, terrifying, and emotional journey, as I attempt to find the missing, understand a killer, explore the impacts of crime, and reconcile with those left behind.

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True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes. Join me on this strange, terrifying, and emotional journey, as I attempt to find the missing, understand a killer, explore the impacts of crime, and reconcile with those left behind.

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Amazing!

By MariCorre79 - Feb 20 2020
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I listen to many incredible murder podcasts. This is the first one I’ve ever had to turn off and take a break from it for a little bit because I was scared out of my mind. Listening to the actual serial killer talk about how he did what he did and why was truly bone chilling. I also like that the families of the victims are considered in this podcast. We are reminded that this is investigative information that he has collected and that not everything that you hear everywhere is true and to not go on your own witch-hunt of people mentioned because of what you heard in this or any other podcast. This show is worth every second. ❤️

Narcissistic host

By Mcwordface - Feb 19 2020
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The host guy just goes on and on throughout about his feelings, thoughts, questions, musings, realizations and how tough making this podcast was for HIM. Then his thoughts...about...his thoughts. Ugh. The says he empathized with this sick, filthy murderer. Then he interviews others blabbing about their own feelings, thoughts, questions, musings...ugh it’s like ‘’news or sports tv’ where the announcers or hosts get more screen time if they share every thought that went through their mind. Is it filler or narcissistic or both!? Or worse?

iTunes Ratings

2147 Ratings
Average Ratings
1768
163
83
64
69

Amazing!

By MariCorre79 - Feb 20 2020
Read more
I listen to many incredible murder podcasts. This is the first one I’ve ever had to turn off and take a break from it for a little bit because I was scared out of my mind. Listening to the actual serial killer talk about how he did what he did and why was truly bone chilling. I also like that the families of the victims are considered in this podcast. We are reminded that this is investigative information that he has collected and that not everything that you hear everywhere is true and to not go on your own witch-hunt of people mentioned because of what you heard in this or any other podcast. This show is worth every second. ❤️

Narcissistic host

By Mcwordface - Feb 19 2020
Read more
The host guy just goes on and on throughout about his feelings, thoughts, questions, musings, realizations and how tough making this podcast was for HIM. Then his thoughts...about...his thoughts. Ugh. The says he empathized with this sick, filthy murderer. Then he interviews others blabbing about their own feelings, thoughts, questions, musings...ugh it’s like ‘’news or sports tv’ where the announcers or hosts get more screen time if they share every thought that went through their mind. Is it filler or narcissistic or both!? Or worse?
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True Crime Bullsh**: The Story of Israel Keyes

Latest release on Feb 12, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 02 | Daughters

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On March 13, 2012, Israel Keyes was arrested for the abduction of Samantha Koenig.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Additional research by: Lanie Hobbs, Hannah Ostic, Haley Gray, and Vicki RussellVoice work by Sam Kulper & Adam SaundersMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, Chris Zabriskie, Sergey Cheremisinov, and DYAN
Sponsors: Podbean

Dec 11 2018

26mins

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Rank #2: 18 | I Keyes 605740

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Israel Keyes's tumultuous 9 months in jail are chronicled.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
For more information and promos for this week's sponsor: Green Chef: www.GreenChef.us/TrueCrimeBS75Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, Sergey Cheremisinov, Whithe, Ian Alex Mac, and Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins.
Sponsors: Podbean, Green Chef
Promo: Wine & Crime

May 31 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: 04 | The Farmhouse

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WARNING: This episode includes graphic descriptions of rape and murder.
Israel tells the FBI about a disturbing double homicide; and Josh struggles with the ethics of true crime.  
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Special thanks to guests True Crime Listeners: Renee, Kendra and StephanieMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, Chris Zabriskie, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Sparklehorse
Sponsors: Podbean

Dec 20 2018

56mins

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Rank #4: 03 | Negotiation

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What happened to Samantha Koenig? After Israel's arrest, he tells the FBI. 
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Additional research by: Haley Gray and Vicki RussellSpecial thanks to guests:Dr. Katherine RamslandTrue Crime Listeners: Kendra and StephanieMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, Lee Rosevere, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Mi & L'au
Sponsors: Podbean

Dec 14 2018

35mins

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Rank #5: 15 | At War

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The FBI turns to Israel's old Army friends to get a better understanding of him, revealing some shocking information about Keyes. Then Keyes heads to Texas, where he completely loses control.
TCB returns on 5/9 for the final four episodes of the season.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
For more information and promos for this week's sponsors: Green Chef: www.GreenChef.us/TrueCrimeBSThe Last Stone by Mark Bowden
Music by Keaton Henson, William Hellfire, Radial Face, Sergey Cheremisinov, Kevin MacLeod, Utopia Ohio, and Santigold.
Sponsors: Podbean, Green Chef, The Last Stone by Mark Bowden

Apr 19 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: 0211 | Keyes & Cars

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We take a look at Keyes's strange history with cars and missing people, including two infamous disappearances that happened within Keyes's hotspots, and a re-examination of one of his murders.

To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radical Face, LaBon, Sergey Cheremisinov, and On an On
Sources: The Charley Project, NAMUS, Missing Maura Murray, and Crawlspace

Nov 08 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: 08 | Crime Scenes

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Israel juggles his dual lives, as his family life falls into turmoil; and he tests new tools and practices for murder. Discrepancies in his statements arise. And Josh and Katherine land on a new theory about Israel's victims.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Special thanks to guest: Dr. Katherine Ramsland  
For more information and a promo for this week's sponsor, Green Chef, go to www.GreenChef.us/TrueCrimeBSMusic by William Hellfire, Lee Rosevere, Radial Face, LeBon, Broke for Free, and Taken by Trees
Sponsors: Podbean

Jan 31 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: 13 | Real Bad News

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We look into the Lauren Spierer disappearance and links to Keyes. And the FBI comes up with a plan to manage Vermont and get Keyes talking.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
For more information and promos for this week's sponsor: Green Chef: www.GreenChef.us/TrueCrimeBSMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Westy Reflector, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Aimee Mann
Sponsors: Podbean, Green Chef

Mar 29 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: 0201 | Writing's on the Wall

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In the season two premiere, Josh reveals some previously undisclosed information regarding Israel Keyes's death, as he sets the table for the season to come. The 44 missing people found on Israel's computer are revealed and discussed, as is Keyes's entire travel history. Then Josh gives a high level overview of the FBI's investigation into missing indigenous people who may be linked to Keyes.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com
To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, Sergey Cheremisinov, Whithe, Lee Rosevere, and The Album Leaf
Promo: True Crime Fan Club

Aug 02 2019

31mins

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Rank #10: 06 | Plans

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Israel finds himself living a double life. And he begins making plans: for his life, for his career, and for his first three homicides.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Special thanks to guest:Dr. Katherine RamslandSpecial thanks to Shaun Gurd from the Unconcluded podcast for audio clips.Music by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, Chris Zabriskie, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Future Islands
This episode featured a promo for the podcast Don't Talk To Strangers
Sponsors: Podbean

Jan 11 2019

39mins

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Rank #11: 05 | Exodus

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We explore Israel's adolescence, family, religious background, military career, and early criminal activity. We also examine Nature vs. Nurture and how both contributed to Israel's criminal pathology.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  Special thanks to guests:Dr. Katherine RamslandMusic by William Hellfire, Whithe, Radical Face, The Trumpeteers, Roger McGuinn, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Sans Nom
Sponsors: Podbean

Jan 04 2019

48mins

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Rank #12: 0207 | Fishin' and Huntin'

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In his final three years in Alaska, Keyes starts to lose control. New patterns in his MO and behaviors start to emerge. And several shocking revelations about the Samantha Koenig abduction are made.

To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com
To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, LaBon, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Dusty Springfield

Sources: The Charley Project and NAMUS

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #13: 0208 | Sacred Places

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Eye witness reports and tips shed more light on whether Keyes stalked his victims. And some newfound information changes everything we thought we knew about Keyes's MO, and possibly rips the entire case wide open.

To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, LaBon, Sergey Cheremisinov, Ian Alex Mac, and Beverley Karen

Sources: Los Angeles Times, Fox News, The Washington Department of Natural Resources, The Charley Project and NAMUS

Sponsors:
BetterHelp: Go to www.BetterHelp.com/TrueCrimeBS for 10% off your first month.
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Care/Of: Go to www.TakeCareOf.com and enter Promo code: TrueCrimeBS for 25% off your first order.

Oct 18 2019

48mins

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Rank #14: 0204 | Canadians Don't Count

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An off-the-cuff statement from Israel has us investigating border security, missing sex workers, and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada.

To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com
To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, Sergey Cheremisinov, Whithe, Lee Rosevere, LaBon, and Daughter
Promo: Mugshot

Sources: CBC News, ABC News, Center for Immigration Studies, The Doe Network, and The Charley Project

Aug 30 2019

44mins

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Rank #15: 14 | Influences

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Israel goes quiet, and the FBI investigate his research into other serial killers. Plus, a strange trip leads to a possible victim. And a man from Israel's past comes to the forefront.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
For more information and promos for this week's sponsors: The Last Stone by Mark BowdenCare/Of: www.takecareof.com Promo Code: TrueCrimeBS50Music by William Hellfire, Whithe, Westy Reflector, Sergey Cheremisinov, LaBon, and El Perro del Mar
Sponsors: Podbean, The Last Stone, Care/Of

Apr 12 2019

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Rank #16: 0210 | Highways

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A pattern emerges from various eye witness reports, new information is revealed, we return to the suicide note, and Israel Keyes gets a whole lot scarier.

To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radical Face, Lee Rosevere, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Sarah Harmer
Sources: The Charley Project and NAMUS

Nov 01 2019

26mins

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Rank #17: 0209 | Hotspots

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The revelations from episode 0208 redefine how we look at Keyes, his travels, and his MO.

To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, LaBon, Sergey Cheremisinov, Whithe, Talos and Banks
Sources: Los Angeles Times, The Charley Project, NAMUS, and Websleuths

Sponsors:
• BetterHelp: Go to www.BetterHelp.com/TrueCrimeBS for 10% off your first month.
• Feals: Go to feals.com/TrueCrimeBS for 50% off your first order, with free shipping.
• Best Fiends

Oct 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #18: 11 | Patterns

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An incredibly revealing trip is examined, and a pattern emerges.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, Chris Lynn, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Little Grey Girlfriend

Mar 14 2019

49mins

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Rank #19: 09 | Ghosts

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In this episode, we spend a lot of time in the woods. Plus, Israel meets someone new; and learns to adapt and evolve his methodologies.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark   Special thanks to guest: Dr. Katherine Ramsland  
Music by William Hellfire, Lee Rosevere, Radial Face, LeBon, Cloud Jumper, and James Vincent McMorrow
Sponsors: Podbean

Feb 07 2019

33mins

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Rank #20: 16 | Cleburne, Texas

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We explore Israel's travels in Texas, using all we've learned thus far about his MO and patterns of behavior, to determine his final victim.
To learn more: www.truecrimebullshit.com   To support the show: www.patreon.com/truecrimebs
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark  
For more information and promos for this week's sponsors: Care/of: www.takecareof.com Promo Code: TrueCrimeBS30
Music by William Hellfire, Radial Face, Sergey Cheremisinov, The Hathaway Family Plot, Jozef van Wissem, and Ava Luna
Sponsors: Podbean, Care/Of

May 09 2019

47mins

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