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Happy Face

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Rank #4 in Society & Culture category

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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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I know I know

By Macnroe65 - Dec 15 2018
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You lost me at I know I know. This was good until ...well you know

Love it!

By clotilda - Dec 14 2018
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This podcast is EXCELLENT. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

4289 Ratings
Average Ratings
3067
536
295
182
209

I know I know

By Macnroe65 - Dec 15 2018
Read more

You lost me at I know I know. This was good until ...well you know

Love it!

By clotilda - Dec 14 2018
Read more

This podcast is EXCELLENT. Thank you!

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!

Top 10 Episode of Happy Face

Rank #1: Ghost Story

Aug 30 2018
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"I felt like I wasn't alone...that I was being watched in every room."

Rank #2: The Visitor

Sep 05 2018
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"Were you ever afraid of him?"

Rank #3: The Letter

Sep 14 2018
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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."

Rank #4: Episode 1: Childhood

Sep 28 2018
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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.

Rank #5: Episode 2: Disruption

Oct 05 2018
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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. 

Rank #6: Episode 3: Keith

Oct 12 2018
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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. 

Rank #7: Episode 4: Broken

Oct 19 2018
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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.

Rank #8: Episode 5: Misdirection

Oct 26 2018
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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. 

Rank #9: Episode 6: Leroy

Nov 02 2018
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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? 

Rank #10: Episode 7: Don

Nov 09 2018
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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.