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It's the podcast dividing listeners as we bring unique insights and interviews with the world's most notorious serial killers. Our case files bring you the facts, but our exclusive interviews show you another side -- the human side. Amanda Howard is a best selling true crime author who doesn't just talk about serial killers, she talks to them. Now Amanda is sharing almost 30 years worth of research, including letters and never-before-heard recordings that will shed new light on famous cases. Our weekly news section brings you the latest developments from the world of true crime with insight on each story. *Our back catalogue can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/MWMconfessions

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It's the podcast dividing listeners as we bring unique insights and interviews with the world's most notorious serial killers. Our case files bring you the facts, but our exclusive interviews show you another side -- the human side. Amanda Howard is a best selling true crime author who doesn't just talk about serial killers, she talks to them. Now Amanda is sharing almost 30 years worth of research, including letters and never-before-heard recordings that will shed new light on famous cases. Our weekly news section brings you the latest developments from the world of true crime with insight on each story. *Our back catalogue can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/MWMconfessions

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Love the show from Atlanta, Georgia in the US!

By Bret E - Mar 22 2019
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I absolutely love the show. Fascinating insight from Rob and Amanda! Keep it up you two! Kudos!

Awesomeness

By @wendibearr - Feb 24 2019
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Love the hosts! Great details, different perspectives and always thought provoking.

iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
Average Ratings
157
14
11
7
10

Love the show from Atlanta, Georgia in the US!

By Bret E - Mar 22 2019
Read more
I absolutely love the show. Fascinating insight from Rob and Amanda! Keep it up you two! Kudos!

Awesomeness

By @wendibearr - Feb 24 2019
Read more
Love the hosts! Great details, different perspectives and always thought provoking.
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Monsters Who Murder: Serial Killer Confessions

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It's the podcast dividing listeners as we bring unique insights and interviews with the world's most notorious serial killers. Our case files bring you the facts, but our exclusive interviews show you another side -- the human side. Amanda Howard is a best selling true crime author who doesn't just talk about serial killers, she talks to them. Now Amanda is sharing almost 30 years worth of research, including letters and never-before-heard recordings that will shed new light on famous cases. Our weekly news section brings you the latest developments from the world of true crime with insight on each story. *Our back catalogue can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/MWMconfessions

Rank #1: S06E01 The Green River Killer - Gary Ridgway PLUS Todd Kohlhepp, Billy Chemirmir, Roberta Williams

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This week on Monsters Who Murder: Serial Killer confessions we examine one of America’s worst known serial killers. The case, known as the Green River Killer remained unsolved for more than two decades until DNA advancements enabled suspect, Gary Ridgway, to be finally identified.


In the news section:

  • Police investigate possible serial killer after three women are found shot dead near St Louis within a month
  • A TV producer working on a reality show with gangland widow Roberta Williams and her associates claims he was kidnapped in a bizarre bid for money.
  • Dallas County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Billy Chemirmir Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp says public knows only 10% of his crimes


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Aug 04 2019
47 mins
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Rank #2: ARCHIVE BONUS - S01E02 - Ivan Milat, Santa Fe School Shooting, Golden State Killer, Arthur Ream, Krugersdorp Murders, Bruce McArthur & Dennis Nilsen

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**This is a bonus episode from our archives covering Ivan Milat, 'The Bapacker Murderer'. Milat is being treated for terminal cancer and does not have long to live.


This episode was originally published on 19 May 2018.


The Backpacker Murders gripped Australia like no other. Ivan Milat, the man convicted for killing seven people in the Belanglo State Forrest, is known as Australia's worst serial killer.


But what if he didn't act alone?


You will hear Milat's version of events... in his own words, as he takes us through the flawed evidence that doesn't seem to add up.

What if there's another killer out there?


Our news section covers the Santa Fe School Shooting, Golden State Killer, Arthur Ream, Krugersdorp Murders, Bruce McArthur, Dennis Nilsen and Meghan Markle's possible link to Jack The Ripper.


*Ivan Milat feature starts at 29:50

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Jun 04 2019
58 mins
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Rank #3: S04E03 Anita Cobby PLUS The Teacher's Pet, Samuel Little, Grandpa Killer & Samuel Galbraith

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Our psychological profile this week is on the horrifying rape, torture and murder of Anita Cobby on February 2, 1986. Anita was a young Sydney nurse who was walking home from the train station after a night out with friends. 


Her father would normally pick her up when she called, but the public payphone was broken. Her only choice was to walk the 1km distance to her parents’ home. 


She would never make it home alive.


In our news section;

  • A serial killer sketches his victims to help identify them
  • Is a serial killer responsible for the deaths of three elderly men?
  • Why a killer released on parole is suing


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Feb 21 2019
59 mins
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Rank #4: S05E01 Charles Manson PLUS Snowtown Killer, Nicholas Gibson & alleged Dutch serial killer arrested

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Charles Manson is one of the most infamous names in American history.


1967 had seen hippie culture take over in a revolutionary movement of peace and love in what became known as the Summer of Love. But just 2 years later in the underbelly of the sub-culture, another revolutionary movement was brewing and by August 1969 it exploded across the world. 


It was to be called Helter Skelter - a race war started by a tiny yet charismatic leader of a group, known as "the family"


Before his death in 2017 Charles Manson gave many interviews to the media but didn’t always tell the truth. We will take you through his claims and the evidence… piece by piece.


IN OUR NEWS SECTION:

 - Snowtown killer Robert Wagner denied parole

 - A man caught on suspicion of murder confesses to 6 other killings

 - Dutch police arrest a man over the deaths of 3 elderly people who were killed while walking their dogs


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May 17 2019
55 mins
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Rank #5: BONUS - COLD CASE COLLECTION EPISODE 2

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For those needing a break from our in-depth look at Charles Manson we present a bonus episode usually reserved for our Patreon subscribers.


In episode 2 of Monsters Who Murder: Cold Case Collection we investigate a strange case, that has been referred to as the Yogtze case, and has gone down in infamy in Germany as one of their strangest cases to date.


If you'd like access to all the episodes from our Cold Case Collection then subscribe to the $10 or more tier on our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/MWMconfessions

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Jul 19 2019
27 mins
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Rank #6: COLD CASE COLLECTION Episode 1: Gilbert Bogle & Margaret Chandler

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To celebrate 1 million downloads Amanda & Robert are sharing episode 1 of the subscription-only series "Monsters: Cold Case Collection". This episode focuses on the mysterious deaths of Gilbert Bogle & Margaret Chandler.


If you would like to continue hearing this series please go to https://www.patreon.com/MWMconfessions and subscribe to the $10 tier (or higher).


Thank you for supporting us.

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May 22 2019
54 mins
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Rank #7: S04E02 Jeffrey Dahmer Pt 2 PLUS Bruce McArthur, The Doodler & Dennis Rader (BTK Serial Killer)

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This week we continue our psychological profile on Jeffrey Dahmer, an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. 


Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts.


You will hear the testimony that put Dahmer in jail and the shocking twist that comes next.


In our News Section;

  • Bruce McArthur sentenced after pleading guilty to killing 8 people
  • A new search begins for a serial killer from 1974
  • The bizarre memento the BTK serial killer made


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Feb 16 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #8: S04E08 HH Holmes PLUS Jack The Ripper, Claremont Serial Killer & Bowraville

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Herman Webster Mudgett is more commonly known as Dr Henry Howard Holmes, or HH Holmes.


He was a monstrous killer who murdered, defrauded, and conned his way across America. His crimes were finally stopped when he was hanged for the murder of a friend in Philadelphia in 1896 at the age of 34. 


In our news section:

  • Has Jack the Ripper finally been identified?
  • A new twist in the Claremont serial killer trial
  • Justice may finally come to the families of the victims in the Bowraville serial killer case


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If you are interested in viewing the documentary HH Holmes: America’s First Serial killer by John Borowski, you can order copies at hhholmesthefilm.com or view it on Amazon Prime.

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Mar 30 2019
45 mins
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Rank #9: S06E02 Velma Barfield PLUS Canada Killers, Ivan Milat AND Bradley Edwards (accused Claremont Serial Killer)

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On November 2, 1984 Fifty-two year old Margie Barfield, also known as Velma Barfield, was executed by lethal injection in North Carolina. She was the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1962. Her crimes? She had murdered six family members over a nine year period from1969 to 1978. 


This week we profile a Black Widow.


In our news section;

  • The two Canadians wanted over a series of murders found dead
  • 'Backpacker' killer Ivan Milat back in hospital
  • Judge throws out evidence in the trial of accused Claremont Serial Killer Bradley Edwards.


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Aug 16 2019
41 mins
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Rank #10: S04E04 Dennis Nilsen PLUS Claremont serial killer, Truck Stop Killer, Russian serial killer & Anita Cobby's killer dies in jail

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Dennis Nilsen was a Scotsman living in Britain who murdered 15 men over a four year period. The low ranking civil servant kept his victims’ bodies for days, often sleeping next to them, before finally disposing of them when they began to smell. He disposed of those bodies by either torching them or flushing them down the toilet. 


Keep listening right to the very end for a powerful interview with one of Nilsen's victims who got away.


In our news section:

  • The trial of Bradley Robert Edwards being in Western Australia over the Claremont serial killings.
  • A man from Arizona who was recently arrested for the 1997 rape of an Ohio woman, has been allegedly linked to the unsolved slayings of four women through DNA.
  • Russian police called in to investigate a murder when a pack of street dogs were found fighting over body parts that had been dumped in wrapped packages in a public street.
  • One of the men responsible for the gruesome rape and murder of Anita Cobby has passed away in jail. 


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Mar 01 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #11: S05E10 Charles Manson - Trial & Aftermath PLUS Kathleen Folbigg, "Toy Box" killer, Suspected NSW Serial Killer & Candian killers on the run

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In the final episode of our special series looking into Charles Manson and the Manson Family we turn our attention to the trial and aftermath.


The summer of love and hippie culture was about to be destroyed by the realisation that the murders were perpetrated by those who sprouted peace and love but it would not be an easy ride and there were be more murders before the case was done. 


On August 10, 1969 the two cases, the Tate Murders and La Bianca murders were splashed across the news bulletins, but it was not going to be an easy case to solve and early details were dismissed.


In our news section:

  • Questions asked over whether a serial killer is on the loose on the east coast of New South Wales in Australia
  • Canadian authorities issue a warning about two teenagers believed to be on the run after a series of killings
  • Elderly Man Released From Prison Deemed Too Old To Be Dangerous Kills Again
  • Judge says an inquiry into the conviction of Kathleen Folbigg only served to reinforce her guilt
  • A woman considered on of New Mexico’s most notorious predators after pleading guilty to kidnapping and sexually torturing women is now a free woman.
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Jul 26 2019
55 mins
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Rank #12: S04E09 HH Holmes Pt 2 PLUS Chicago Serial Killer, Snowtown Bodies -in-the-barrel, Zodiac Serial Killer AND Joseph Duncan III)

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This week we continue our psychological profile on HH Holmes.


Born Herman Webster Mudgett he changed his name to Dr Henry Howard Holmes in order to appear of better stock.


Besides being a serial killer, Holmes was also a con artist and a bigamist. in fact he was the subject of more than 50 lawsuits in Chicago alone. 


He was a monstrous killer who murdered, defrauded, and conned his way across America. His crimes were finally stopped when he was hanged for the murder of a friend in Philadelphia in 1896 at the age of 34. 


In our news section;

  • Police in Chicago believe a serial killer might be responsible for killing more than 50 woman
  • The Snowtown ‘Bodies-in-the-barrels’ serial killer seeks a non-parole period
  • Has the elusive Zodiac killer been identified 
  • Killer Joseph Duncan III has had two of his death sentences upheld


Audio used in this episode was sourced form HH Holmes: America’s First Serial killer by John Borowski. You can order copies at hhholmesthefilm.com

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Apr 07 2019
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Rank #13: S04E05 Marc Dutroux (Monster of Belgium) PLUS Cardinal George Pell, Chicago Serial Killer & Phillip Lett

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Marc Dutroux is known as the Monster of Belgium. He was sentenced to prison for the murders of two teenage girls and two eight year olds. All of them had been abducted and kept at various properties owned by Dutroux.

They suffered horrible abuse at the hands of their captor, but their stories are only the tip of the iceberg in a case that caused widespread discontent in Belgium.

It's also the case that co-host Amanda Howard needed therapy for when she first went through the police file.

In our news section;

  • Australia’s most senior official in the Catholic Church found guilty of child sex offences
  • Questions are being raised over whether a serial killer is on the loose in Chicago
  • A man who kidnapped and murdered a six year old boy just three days before Christmas is set to be released


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Mar 08 2019
54 mins
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Rank #14: S05E02 Charles Manson Pt 2 PLUS Ivan Milat, Bradley Edwards & Bobby Joe Long

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Charles Manson was an American cult leader who formed what would become known as the Manson Family — a commune based in California.


Manson had such influence over his followers they committed murder for him. In 1971 he was convicted of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people.


In this episode we continue our look at Manson’s personality, before we move onto the people he influenced and the crimes committed.


IN OUR NEWS SECTION:


 - 'Backpacker killer' Ivan Milat sent to hospital

 - A twist in the trial of Bradley Edwards, the man accused of being the Claremont Serial Killer

 - A date set for the execution of Bobby Joe Long

 - And a self-confessed serial killer claims his murders were an accident

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May 25 2019
55 mins
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Rank #15: S05E03 The Manson Family - Susan Atkins PLUS Bobby Joe Long execution, Britain’s youngest serial killer & Japan’s ‘Black Widow’

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This week we continue our series on Charles Manson and the Manson family by examining one of the instrumental people in Manson’s life - Susan Atkins. 


To the world she was Susan Atkins but was known to Manson followers as Sadie May Glutz or Sexy Sadie. 


Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in California over a period of five weeks in the summer of 1969. Atkins was convicted for her participation in 8 of these killings.


In our news section;

 - The execution of Bobby Joe Long

 - Britain's youngest serial killer makes a shocking confession

 - Japan's 'Black Widow' fails in her attempt to escape the death penalty


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May 31 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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