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Rank #48 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture

Happy Face

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Rank #48 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

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For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

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Super interesting.

By marnoldesque - Mar 31 2019
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Really compelling story, but the music is annoying.

Gripping

By justaskmaw - Mar 24 2019
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Could not stop listening. Loved it !

iTunes Ratings

6342 Ratings
Average Ratings
4297
931
512
295
307

Super interesting.

By marnoldesque - Mar 31 2019
Read more

Really compelling story, but the music is annoying.

Gripping

By justaskmaw - Mar 24 2019
Read more

Could not stop listening. Loved it !

Cover image of Happy Face

Happy Face

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #48 in Society & Culture category

Read more

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Ghost Story

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"I felt like I wasn't alone...that I was being watched in every room."

Aug 30 2018
3 mins
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Rank #2: The Visitor

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"Were you ever afraid of him?"

Sep 05 2018
1 min
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Rank #3: The Letter

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"The letter, unsigned and written on pale blue paper, has a Happy Face at the top of the first page -- two tiny circles for eyes, an upturned sliver of a moon for a mouth: Have a nice daaay."

Sep 14 2018
1 min
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Rank #4: Episode 1: Childhood

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Sometimes it's hardest for the people who are closest to see the obvious clues. Melissa Moore reckons with the reality of her childhood and growing up with a serial killer for a dad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Sep 28 2018
31 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 2: Disruption

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For years, Melissa believed her mother held much of the blame for tearing their family apart, but soon comes to understand that her father was never really a hero.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 05 2018
29 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 3: Keith

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Melissa’s mother believes Keith wasn’t born a psychopath, but that he was raised to be that way by his father, Les.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 12 2018
34 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 4: Broken

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Melissa was 15 years old when she found out her father was a serial killer, and the news couldn’t have arrived at a worse time: she just found out she was pregnant. Melissa confronts her high school boyfriend to get a better grasp on the time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 19 2018
33 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 5: Misdirection

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How did Keith get away with murder for so long? It comes down to luck... and the bizarre story of a couple who tried to take credit for the crime.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 26 2018
34 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 6: Leroy

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Melissa faces Don Findlay - the son of Jesperson’s last victim. Why has he been living a double identity for so long? What does he know about Keith? And can he forgive a person he sees as an extension of the man who brutally murdered his mother?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 02 2018
43 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 7: Don

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Though Jesperson has clearly left his mark on both of their lives, Don and Melissa manage to find solace in their shared experiences.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 09 2018
33 mins
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