Rank #1: Ep76 - Gypsy Rose Blancharde
Gypsy Rose Blancharde was a girl who had been told by her mother Dee Dee all her life that she was sick. Her mother even put her in a wheelchair from a very young age. There was one problem with all of this, Gypsy wasn't sick and she could walk just fine. This charade continued for many years, but as Gypsy became an adult she wanted out. And she conspired with her boyfriend to kill her mother. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of this bizarre but fascinating true crime tale. Dee Dee Blanchard, they would add the 'e" to their last name sometime later, displayed all the signs of Munchausen by proxy. But this is a case that will have yourself asking, "how could a mother do that to their child". At the same time you may be conflicted about the outcome of this case and wonder who the real victims is. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact and merchandise information. Please visit our sponsor at eharmony.com and use the promo code tcatt to get started on your journey of finding a real meaningful relationship. Credits: Writing/Research - Maggie Dobschuetz
Rank #2: Ep 41 - The Menendez Brothers
Lyle and Erik Menendez were born into a life of privilege. They would have the finest of everything growing up. Their father Jose was a high powered media executive who had a reputation for doing anything necessary to get what he wanted. Their mother Kitty was a stay at home mom. Jose ran the family with an iron fist. He expected excellence in all areas from Lyle and Erik and this would become a constant theme in their life, one they would not be able to live up to. On August 20th, 1989, the brothers would brutally murder both of their parents inside their home. Their attempts to get away with the murders would only work for a short while. They would tell more than one person what they had done but it would be one person in particular that would provide the police with the information that they need. But this case is not a whodunit. The biggest question here is why did the brothers murder their parents. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous case of two sons killing their parents. What was the real motive behind the killing and was one brother pushing the other? Mike and Gibs discuss the backgrounds of the family and the situation in that household that led up to the murders. Eventually this trial would become a media frenzy and the whole world would be watching the performance play out in real time. Visit the the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact and merchandise information. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime
Rank #3: Ep56 - Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer and sex offender who was known the world over. He murdered at least 17 males, both men and boys, between the late 1970s and early 1990s. Dahmer became infamous not just for the sheer number of murders he committed but the extremely sadistic methods he used. He would be dubbed by the media as "The Milwaukee Cannibal". Join Mike and Gibby as they explore the cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer. How did his early life shape the murders that he would commit? Was this a case of nature/nurture or did Dahmer just decide to commit these horrible acts because he wanted to? Either way, Dahmer is one of the most infamous serial killers that ever lived. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for merchandise and contact information. While you are on the website please go through our Amazon link for all of your Amazon holiday shopping. Credits: Writing/Research - Maggie Dobschuetz
Rank #4: EP3 - BTK Dennis Rader Part 1
Dennis Rader, better known by BTK (for Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized Wichita Kansas for nearly thirty years. He committed 10 murders in total between 1974 and 1991 but would elude the police for many years after that. He was a vicious psychopath and sexual sadist. He trolled for victims every day and stalked what he called his "projects". This is episode 1 of a multi-part episode on BTK. There is so much to cover that we just couldn't fit into one episode. Please visit the show's website at http://truecrimeallthetime.com. Click through our Amazon banner for all of your Amazon shopping this holiday season. They will give some love back to the show and it won't cost you any extra on your purchases. Check out the contact section of the website for all of the ways to follow the show on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, and Tumblr). Please subscribe to the show, rate, review, and tell a friend!
Rank #5: Ep2 - Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski
Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski committed his first murder at the age of 14. In his early days he killed anyone that annoyed or slighted him. He went on to become a mafia hitman and eventually formed his own crime ring. He earned the Iceman moniker for his method of freezing his victims, sometimes for years, in order to confuse law enforcement as to the victim's time of death. Law enforcement believes that the body count of The Iceman could be as high as 200.
Rank #6: Ep77 - Susan Smith
In late 1994, Susan Smith became one of the most hated women in the world. The case of her two missing young sons hit the national news after Susan told police that an African-American male had kicked her out of her car and taken off with it while her kids were still inside. Volunteers came from all over to help in the search for the missing kids. But within weeks, the true story would come out and it would shock the world. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this tragic case of a mother who committed the ultimate sin. What would drive a mother to murder her two young sons? We will delve into Susan's background and upbringing. We also talk about her relationships, including one that was faltering prior to the tragedy that may have been the catalyst for Susan taking the fateful actions she did. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information Credits: Writing/Research - Maggie Dobschuetz
Rank #7: Ep51 - The Amityville Murders
In a TCATT first, for our Halloween episodes we're combining True Crime All The Time and True Crime All The Time Unsolved. This episode of True Crime All The Time deals with the DeFeo Murders that took place in Amityville, NY. The TCATT Unsolved episode follows up with the resulting haunting that was alleged to have taken place in the same house to the next owner. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of the DeFeo murders. Many people are familiar with the Amityville Horror but not everyone is familiar with the mass murder that happened in that house prior. Ronald "Butch" DeFeo Jr. murder his entire family. Did he hear voices that compelled him to commit the murders? Did George and Kathy Lutz who would buy the house after the murders experience the same demonic forces that cause Butch to kill? You can support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for merchandise and contact information.
Rank #8: Ep8 - Scott Peterson Part 1
Scott Peterson returned home from a fishing trip on Christmas Eve 2002 to find that his wife Laci was not at home. Laci Peterson was 8 months pregnant at the time that she went missing. Volunteers from all over would flock to assist in the search for Laci. The story would quickly become headline news on every outlet. Scott would come under intense scrutiny as many of his secrets would be revealed in front of the whole world. Join Gibby and I for part 1 of this story as we discuss the circumstances around Laci's disappearance and the revelations that caused her husband Scott to become the prime suspect. Please visit our website http://truecrimeallthetime.com for all info related to the show. If you like the show rate/review us on ITunes. You can help the show financially for as little as $2 a month by clicking on the Patreon button on our website. Tell your friends who enjoy true crime! Episode Sponsors: Sockclub - Go to www.sockclub.com and use the discount code "TRUECRIME" at check out to receive 15% off your order. Sock club subscriptions make the perfect gift at any time of the year. SimpliSafe - SimpliSafe is an industry leader in the home security field. They are offering TCATT listeners $200 off their Defender package if use the url www.simplisafe.com/crime. SimpliSafe offers advanced protection features with a monitoring price that is up to 1/3 of others in the industry. True Crime All The Time is an Emash Digital, LLC Production
Rank #9: Ep54 - Stephen McDaniel
In 2011, Stephen McDaniel was a young man who had a lot going for him. He had just graduated from law school and was studying to take the bar exam. But Stephen had some deep dark secrets that would soon be revealed including the fact that he was obsessed with his next door neighbor and fellow law school graduate Lauren Giddings. This obsession would ultimately lead Stephen down the path of murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the case of this troubled individual who took the life of a woman who was loved by everyone with whom she came into contact. The details of the case are horrific but it's the motive for this murder that is truly perplexing. When it is all said and done, Stephen will be made to tell every sick detail of his crime. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact and merchandise information. While you're there make sure you click on our amazon link for any amazon shopping that you do. It's a great way to support the show. Credits: Writing/Research - Maggie Dobschuetz
Rank #10: Ep42 - The Menendez Bros Finale
This is the continuation and finale to the Menendez brothers murder saga. In episode one we covered the background of the family and the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. In episode two we cover the arrest of Lyle and Erik Menendez and the circumstances around each arrest. Then we dive into the circus that was the trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the evidence against the brothers and the shocking revelations that come out during the trial that will become the basis for their defense. Lyle and Erik take the stand during the trial and both their actions and words have to be examined. The case put forth by the prosecution and the stance taken by the defense has to be dissected. You can support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit our website at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #11: Ep93 - The Rafay Family Murders Part 1
In the early morning hours of June 13, 1994, most of the members of the Rafay family were found murdered in their home. They were found by their son, Atif Rafay, and his friend, Sebastian Burns, who had been out on the town. Join Mike and Gibby for part 1 of 2 of this murder mystery. Who would want to murder what appeared to be a professional, and loving family? Police would begin to focus their attention on Atif and Sebastian. But, the US would engage in years of discussion with Canada in an attempt to get the two men brought back to face justice. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at www.truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information
Rank #12: Ep123 - Cesar Barone
Cesar Barone was an American serial killer who murdered at least 4 in the states of Oregon and Florida. Police believe he is responsible for more murders but he was only convicted of 4. Barone was born Adolph James Rode, but later changed his name to try to reinvent himself. Unfortunately, he didn't reinvent himself for good. He went on to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Cesar Barone. People knew that he was a bad seed from a very early age. And as with many killers, he began his criminal career burglarizing homes, and then graduated to sexual assaults and murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime where you can gain access to extra episodes just for our Patreon members Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com
Rank #13: Ep62 - The Murder of Shanda Sharer
On January 11, 1992, Shanda Sharer was a 12 year old in middle school who had just switched schools and was thriving. But Shanda had started a romantic relationship with a 14 year old girl named Amanda which would lead to trouble. Amanda already had a 16 year old girlfriend named Melinda who was a very jealous person. Melinda would recruit three other teenage girls to help her murder Shanda. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the events surrounding the murder of Shanda Sharer. How did this teenage love triangle lead to murder? What would lead four teenage girls to murder an innocent 12 year old on that fateful day? You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact and merchandise information. Be sure to check out all of the new TCATT merchandise for sale. Big thanks to our sponsors: RX Bars - Go to www.rxbar.com and use the promo TCATT to get 25% off your first order Daily Harvest - Go to www.daily-harvest.com and use the promo TCATT to get 3 items free in your first box Credits: Writing/Research - Maggie Dobschuetz
Rank #14: Ep28 - Arthur Shawcross Part1
Arthur Shawcross was an American serial killer who was given the moniker of "The Genesee River Killer" among many others. The stories that he would tell would be so fantastic that it is hard to separate fact from fiction. What we do know, though, is that the murders that Shawcross committed rank up there with some of the most horrific ever on record. Shawcross had two different chapters in his life. He was incarcerated in the early 1970s for committing some very brutal murders. Somehow he was paroled in the 1980s which allowed him to embark on another murder spree. In this first episode of Arthur Shawcross, Mike and Gibby talk about Arthur's early formative years and how they may have influenced his murderous ways. They will focus on the details of the murders he committed in his first "chapter", his eventual capture, and how the system allowed this brutal human being back out on the streets again. Please rate/review us on itunes or your favorite android app. Visit our website truecrimeallthetime.com for all of the show's information. And you can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime. Stay safe and keep your own time ticking! An Emash Digital Production
Rank #15: Ep6 - Melissa Huckaby
8 year old Sandra Cantu went missing from the mobile home park she lived at on March 27, 2009. A massive search would begin immediately for the little girl. Suspicion would soon fall on the most unlikeliest of suspects, a 28 year old woman who lived in the same mobile home park and taught Sunday school. The facts of this case are so bizarre that they are hard to believe. Join Gibby and I as we discuss the facts of the case along with an assortment of clips from both families, the ensuing trial, and the actual murderer. Please visit our website http://truecrimeallthetime.com for all the information you need related to the show. You can help support the show through the Patreon button for as little as $2 a month. We will be putting our more and more content on Patreon for patrons only including audio of what hit the cutting room floor. Support our sponsors: Go to http://sockclub.com and receive 15% off your order by using the discount code "TRUECRIME". SockClub is offering this amazing discount to our podcast listeners and we appreciate their partnership. Switch to a Simplisafe home security system and get the best and most affordable protection in the industry. Go to www.simplisafe.com/crime to get $200 off SimpliSafe's Defender package. This is an amazing deal and will not last long. Last but not least, Gibby and I want to thank all of our TCATT listeners! It is amazing how quickly we have climbed the charts and you have so much to do with that. We hope you continue to support us and we'll continue to do our very best to provide you with quality content.
Rank #16: Ep91 - Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka pt1
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka are one of the most infamous serial killer couples in Canadian history. Bernardo was already a serial rapist by the time he met Homolka. But, the crimes that they would commit together would be even more shocking. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous duo. Their good looks and the horrific details of their crimes caused their faces to be splashed across all media platforms around the world. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at www.truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information Help support our sponsor Daily Harvest: Go to daily-harvest.com and use our promo code TCATT to get three items free in your first box!
Rank #17: Ep114 - The Murder of Skylar Neese
Skylar was a well-liked and bubbly 16-year-old who lived in West Virginia. She had two best friends and three of them did everything together. As with many teenagers, their lives played out on social media. But the friendship between the trio began to fray and in 2012 Skylar's friends made the decision that they were going to end her life. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the strange and horrible events surround Skylar's death. She was a straight A kid who worked a part-time job. What happened with the relationship with this trio that was once inseparable? How can teenage girls plan and carry out the murder of their best friend and what were the true reasons behind it? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information Sponsors: Visit takecareof.com and use our promo tcatt50 to get 50% off your first month of vitamins especially put together just for you and your needs.
Rank #18: Ep48 - Austin Sigg
On October 5th, 2012, 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway left her home to walk to school. She said goodbye to her mother, walked out of the door, but she never made it to school and she would not return home that day. The community would rally in support of Jessica and they, along with police, would do everything they could to find her. What no one could know at the time was that there was a 17 year old boy by the name of Austin Sigg that was harboring a frightening secret. And as the police closed in on finding out what happened to Jessica, Austin would tell his mother what he had done. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of this tragic case. What happened to little Jessica that day would be beyond belief and the stuff of nightmares. Austin Sigg would tell everything and the details would all come directly from him. But what would make a 17 year old boy commit the ultimate sin?
Rank #19: Ep118 - The Murder of Nikki Vanderheyden
In 2016, Nikki VanderHeyden was a 31-year-old mother of three. She went out one night with her boyfriend and some friends. The next day Nikki's body was found in a farmer's field. Two men were arrested in connection with her death, one of those being her boyfriend Doug Detrie. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of Nikki VanderHeyden and the search for her killer. This was an investigation and trial that focused heavily on technology, including information gathered from cell phones and a Fitbit. The technology helped clear one man and convict another. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information Sponsors: Audible.com/truecrime TakeCareOf.com and use our promo code TCATT50
Rank #20: Ep97 - Drew Peterson
Drew Peterson was a police officer in Illinois for thirty years. He was married four times, but he was a serial cheater who jumped from relationship to relationship. He was convicted of killing one wife and suspected of killing another. Through his interviews with the media, he gave the world a glimpse of just what type of person he really was. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Drew Peterson who became one of the most hated men in the world during the height of his media coverage. Much like another hated husband, Scott Peterson, with Drew you have to ask the same question. How could a man murder the women in his life that, at least at some point, he loved with all his heart? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information Help support our sponsor Daily Harvest! Go to daily-harvest.com/tcatt and use the promo code tcatt to get 3 free cups in your first order