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Serial Killers

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Rank #35 in True Crime category

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True Crime
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Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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Mondays are better now.

By Tomaladelburro - Sep 09 2019
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I love this podcast and the voices of the team

Great podcast

By Hunter60 - Sep 08 2019
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Addictive and wildly interesting.

iTunes Ratings

15851 Ratings
Average Ratings
13166
1233
543
393
516

Mondays are better now.

By Tomaladelburro - Sep 09 2019
Read more
I love this podcast and the voices of the team

Great podcast

By Hunter60 - Sep 08 2019
Read more
Addictive and wildly interesting.
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Serial Killers

Updated 3 days ago

Rank #35 in True Crime category

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Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

Rank #1: “BTK Killer” - Dennis Rader

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By all accounts, he was a loving family man, Scoutmaster, and church leader. None of his family members or colleagues ever suspected that he was also a sadistic killer. His M.O. was simple. He would bind, torture, and kill his victims. And that’s how Dennis Rader got his nickname.
Sep 24 2018
52 mins
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Rank #2: “The Killer Clown” - John Wayne Gacy

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John Wayne Gacy, or the “Killer Clown,” was named the worst serial killer in the United States after he murdered 33 teenage boys in the 1970s. Gacy lived a contradicting life as a celebrated community member, who then used his reputation to pursue secret, violent interests. We look into Gacy’s crimes and how the abuse from his father and his own feelings of alienation created a killer.
Dec 25 2017
37 mins
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Rank #3: “BTK Killer” Pt. 2 - Dennis Rader

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What if you picked out a book at the library and found a taunting note to police from a serial killer? As the BTK Killer, he loved when the media gave him attention. But his need for attention would also be his downfall and eventually lead to his capture. 

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Oct 01 2018
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Rank #4: “The Werewolf of Wysteria” Pt. 2 - Albert Fish

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“The Boogey Man”, AKA Albert Fish, attacked over 100 children, many of them unidentified. A traumatic childhood created a twisted old man, tormented by religious delusions and sick sexual fantasies. Greg and Vanessa explore the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd, which led to Fish’s downfall, his shocking confessions, and his eventual execution.
Jul 17 2017
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Rank #5: “The Casanova Killer” - Paul John Knowles

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He had no pattern. No victim type. No consistent MO. And he killed across the country. Nicknamed the “Casanova Killer” for his good looks, Paul John Knowles confounded the police. Greg and Vanessa dig into Knowles troubled childhood and disrespect for authority, then try to unpack a confusing man who described himself as both Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Bonnie and Clyde.
Jul 24 2017
38 mins
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Rank #6: “The Killer Clown” Pt. 2 - John Wayne Gacy

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We continue to look into the conflicted identity of John Wayne Gacy, who terrorized Chicago in the 1970s. Known as the “Killer Clown,” Gacy tortured and then murdered at least 33 teenage boys. But for many years, he appeared to be an outstanding member of his community...all while hiding his victims’ bodies underneath his house.
Jan 08 2018
42 mins
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Rank #7: “Lady Rotten” - Mary Ann Cotton

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She was determined to pull herself out of poverty, but the path towards financial freedom meant murdering her three husbands, 13 children, and family friends, who dared to stand in her way. This 19th century killer became known as Britain's Black Widow Killer, and the first female serial killer in England.

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Jan 21 2019
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Rank #8: “The Co-Ed Killer” - Edmund Kemper

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Verbally abused and psychologically tortured by his mother, young Edmund Kemper's mind turned towards vicious daydreams and perverted nightmares. Before he even reached adulthood in California, Kemper showed the world how truly violent he could be. The Co-Ed Killer went on to murder ten people between 1964 and 1973. 

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Nov 19 2018
45 mins
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Rank #9: Jack the Ripper Special - Pt. 1

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He's the world's most famous killer. But how could a series of crimes committed in a few weeks in 1888 still be so famous nearly 130 years after the fact? In the first episode of this special series, Unsolved Murders Hosts Carter and Wenndy join Serial Killers hosts Greg and Vanessa to explore the most infamous anonymous killer the world has ever known: Jack the Ripper.
Nov 07 2017
53 mins
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Rank #10: "The Spokane Serial Killer" - Robert Lee Yates Jr.

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He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.
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Feb 18 2019
47 mins
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Rank #11: “The Confession Killer” - Henry Lee Lucas

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Henry Lee Lucas, is one of history’s greatest liars. After his arrest in the 1980s, Lucas claimed to have murdered over 3,000 people across the U.S. His numerous confessions lead to his moniker, the “Confession Killer.” So what led Lucas to confess to so many different murders? And how many of these supposed crimes did he actually commit?
May 15 2018
38 mins
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Rank #12: “The Toy-Box Killer” - David Parker Ray

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Born on November 1st, 1939, David Parker Ray would grow up to be one of the most sadistic serial killers the world has ever seen. He started abducting, sexual assualting, and killing women when he was only 15 years old, and he continued his crimes for decades, leaving bodies all throughout the New Mexico desert.

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Jul 29 2019
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Rank #13: Carl Panzram

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Even as a child, Carl Panzram often found himself in trouble. He spent his teenage years either homeless, on the run, or imprisoned. From robbing former president Taft to setting churches and jails on fire, Panzram was always on the hunt for trouble. But what made the mischievous teenager turn into a serial killer?
May 01 2018
44 mins
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Rank #14: “The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders” - Gordon Stewart Northcott

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This Serial Killers and Hostage crossover covers Gordon Stewart Northcott, who held his nephew captive and forced him to participate in the murder of at least three boys. Northcott would restrain his victims in a chicken coop before eventually murdering them. The small town of Wineville, California changed its name in 1930 to disassociate from the killings. 

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Mar 04 2019
48 mins
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Rank #15: “The Trash Bag Killer” - Patrick Wayne Kearney

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Patrick Wayne Kearney was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. As a child, he was tormented relentlessly by schoolmates, and found happiness in slaughtering animals. We examine how he transitioned from a bullied child to a violent killer who left dozens of men in garbage bags alongside California freeways.
Mar 20 2018
46 mins
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Rank #16: “Candy Man” - Dean Arnold Corll

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In 1962 he took over the family candy shop outside of Houston and was only too happy to give away treats to the children who would come 'round after school. Of course, nobody suspected that the local Candyman, Dean Arnold Corll, was also abducting said children, killing them, and burying them under the shed.

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May 20 2019
51 mins
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Rank #17: “The Beast of British Columbia” - Clifford Robert Olson Jr.

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After his release from prison, Olson Jr. would go on a vicious killing spree and ultimately be convicted of eleven murders. Why would somebody who didn’t have a violent past suddenly turn into a monster?
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Oct 08 2018
49 mins
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Rank #18: “The Video Strangler” - Maury Travis

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There was no evidence in Maury Travis’ childhood of arson or animal abuse, often seen as early warning signs for serial killers. And he didn’t appear to have been a victim of abuse from either of his parents. So what made this seemingly normal kid turn into a man who would rape, torture and murder as many as twenty women?
Jul 24 2018
54 mins
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Rank #19: “The Beast” - Luis Garavito

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Luis Garavito was born in Colombia in 1957 to an abusive, alcoholic father and a time of civil unrest. At the age of sixteen, Garavito was kicked out of the house. This sparked a transient lifestyle and murder spree during which Garavito raped, tortured, and murdered over one hundred victims.
Jun 12 2018
48 mins
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Rank #20: “The Co-Ed Killer” Pt. 2 - Edmund Kemper

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Edmund Kemper despised his mother so much, he tried to destroy everything she had ever loved. As Edmund began to express his hatred, the trail of bodies he left in his wake between 1964 and 1973 would earn him the name of the Co-Ed Killer.

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Nov 26 2018
54 mins
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