Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.
Rank #1: 3. Manna from Heaven.
An unexpected call changed everything.
Rank #2: 2. A Matter of Trust.
The prosecution believed it was a case about greed. The defense did, too.
How did a man who claims he had 13 alibi witnesses get convicted of murder and serve 20 years in prison? In this original series from Dateline NBC, producer Dan Slepian chronicles the case of Richard Rosario, who was convicted of a 1996 murder in New York City. Rosario has always insisted that he is innocent, and that 13 alibi witnesses will swear he was a thousand miles away in Florida while the crime was happening in New York. Ride along in real time as Slepian spends two years digging deep into Rosario’s case in a quest for the truth.
Rank #1: 1 - Behind Bars.
Is Richard Rosario an innocent man? Or is he a murderer? Dan Slepian begins his investigation at a prison in upstate New York, and at the scene of the crime in the Bronx.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 5 - Breaks My Heart.
After two decades with their father behind bars, Richard Rosario’s family has new hope that he may be set free. After an emotional prison visit, a court is about to decide if it is time for this family to be finally reunited.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bardstown is coming. Episode one launches August 28.
Rank #1: The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.
Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World, with centuries-old history and small-town charm. But just under the surface, there are whispers, secrets and five unsolved murders. The first one to shock the small town was in May 2013 as a police officer was heading home from work.
Rank #2: Badge 139.
What happened on that spring night as Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis turned off the Bluegrass Parkway? We dig into the investigation, the theories and the evidence. We’ll also tell you who Jason Ellis was: a father, a husband, a baseball player, a brother and a son.
When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature. Produced by Pineapple Street Media in association with Gimlet.
Rank #1: 1. Hunting Season.
April reads a news story and everything changes.
Rank #2: 2. Creepy John Wayne.
Who the hell was Edward Wayne Edwards anyway?
It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for nearly 24 hours and murdered inside a burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.
Rank #1: The Money Drop.
Hours after the victims are taken hostage, a ransom is delivered to the mansion on Woodland Drive. But it doesn’t save the victims -- the calls, text messages and voicemails end, leaving key parts of the timeline unexplained. But after the trial, a new theory emerges explaining how the killer got inside the house. This episode is written and produced by WTOP reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit http://22hourspodcast.com to meet our hosts, view photos of the crime scene, explore a map of key locations in the case, and ask questions or leave comments in our interactive blog. You can also reach out via email, email@example.com, or via Twitter, @22hourspod. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; “Call me” and “Rhythmic Pulse” by Daniel Birch, as well as “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, all licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0); and "Beyond the Lows" by The Whole Other, available in the YouTube Audio Library.
Rank #2: The Pizza Crust .
The Savopoulos house was held in evidence for weeks as crime scene investigators looked for clues. In the end, five pieces of forensic evidence linked Daron Wint to the killings, including a sliver of his DNA on the crust of a pizza that had been delivered to the house while he held the family captive. But was the forensic evidence a slam dunk? This episode is written and produced by reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com for photos, maps and an interactive blog where you can ask us questions or leave your comments about each episode. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; “Procession” by Puddle of Infinity, available in the YouTube Audio Library; “Rhythmic Pulse,” “Marimba on the Loose” and “Closing My Eyes for a Moment” by Daniel Birch, and “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, all licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International.
The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media.
Rank #1: The First Six Days | 1.
Reporter Joanne Faryon quits her job to find out what happened to a man known as Sixty-Six Garage. After spending six days with him in his nursing home room, she starts to question whether he’s actually in a vegetative state, like she was first told.
Rank #2: Is He in There? | 6.
Omar, the roommate, speaks and Garage sees his sister for the first time since he was a teenager. Faryon learns she is not responsible for her mother’s death and convinces a world expert on diagnosing consciousness to test Garage. She’s finally able to answer the question she had when she first met Garage - is he still in there?
Culpable explores unsettled cases where the people who seem deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. After a mere 45-minute investigation, local police ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to Christian’s death not only being a homicide, but premeditated murder. Host Dennis Cooper investigates and shares a compelling story about this suspicious death, the questions surrounding it, and a grieving family’s ongoing fight for justice.
Rank #1: Trust the Process | 1.
On February 26th, 2014, the Andreacchio family suffered a tragic loss, the death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio. Host Dennis Cooper travels to Lauderdale, Mississippi to visit Christian's mother Rae and the rest of his family. Rae, laments the time lost with her son as their 4 year struggle for justice continues. From Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV, this is Culpable.https://culpablepodcast.com/
Rank #2: Doesn't Add Up | 8.
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the forensics, and hear from three professionals who worked on Christian’s case: Michael Knox, who focuses on ballistics and crime scene reconstruction; Ryan Rider, an expert in 3D scanning; and Dr. Jonathan Arden a Forensic Pathologist. These professionals share their scientific findings, which include new revelations refuting the manner and time of death. https://culpablepodcast.com/
In 1983, Paladin Press, a fringe publisher, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who went by the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with murder. Ten years later, Tiffani Horn’s mother, 8-year-old brother, and a close family friend were found murdered. The exhaustive investigation involved multi-state surveillance and wiretaps, but it wasn’t until detectives stumbled upon Hit Man that they suddenly had what they called a blueprint for the murders. Hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris.
Rank #1: If Books Could Kill.
In 1983, the Colorado-based non-fiction publisher, Paladin Press, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who wrote under the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Man with the Plan.
You might not know the name Lawrence T. Horn, but you definitely know his work. Nicknamed “Your Man with the Plan”, the talented engineer is riding high at Hitsville USA, helping to create some of Motown’s greatest hits. One day, while flying first class on a flight to Los Angeles, he meets his match – a determined and beautiful flight attendant named Millie Maree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We now know that Jeffrey Epstein was a sexual predator. He was also accused of fraud, embezzlement, coercion and more. But for most of his life, he was a mystery to the public, and to many of the people who knew him. In this six part series, we peel back the layers of Epstein’s life to detail his financial and sexual crimes, and his network of enablers, with original reporting and interviews. From humble beginnings, Epstein came to amass significant wealth which he used to buy sex, social status, silence, even justice —until money wasn’t enough. From Wondery (“Dirty John”, “The Shrink Next Door”), and hosted by Lindsay Graham (“American Scandal”).To go in-depth on more scandals from Eliot Spitzer to Enron, subscribe to American Scandal from Wondery, also hosted by Lindsay Graham
Rank #1: Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein.
The Mysterious Mr. Epstein premieres on October 1st.
Rank #2: A Free Man | 1.
It starts with a schoolyard fight that leads the Palm Beach police to a horrific discovery about Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence is clear. But it will take a newspaper investigation a decade later for the real story to be revealed.If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for free and let them find the right hire for you at ziprecruiter.com/asThredUP - Get 30% off your first order at thredup.com/mme
Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.
Rank #1: October 15, 2019: Marie Antoinette Convicted.
On this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted, and condemned to death the following day.Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.
Rank #2: August 21, 2019: Mona Lisa Stolen.
On August 21, 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa.
What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? What are the consequences to a person's psyche? From iHeartRadio and TenderfootTV comes a new podcast about twisted serial killers and one man's journey through their stories.
Rank #1: The I-70 Strangler - Part One .
Herb Baumeister spent his days as a father, a husband, and a businessman. But at night, he committed murderous acts in front of an audience that could never tell a soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: The Creepy Neighbor – Part One.
Stephen McDaniel had a crush on his next door neighbor. But this isn’t a love story. This crush ends with a headless torso. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.
Rank #1: Chapter One: Marilyn – A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine.
She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden.Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power struggle between the President of the United States, his Attorney General brother, the highest levels of the Mafia, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI, Frank Sinatra, and America’s hidden Communist threat.The woman who had used her sexuality to hold sway over men her whole life was ultimately undone by her choice of lovers – and become little more than a puppet in their deadly schemes against one another. Care/of: Visit TakeCareOf.com and use promo code KILLING to get 25% off your first order. Away: Get $20 off a suitcase at AwayTravel.com/Monroe, using promo code MONROE at checkout.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Chapter Two: A Fractured Childhood.
In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships – including with the first husband that history has mostly forgotten. Upstart: Find out how low your rate is at Upstart.com/Monroe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25 years after the crimes that ignited the "Trial of the Century" Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, is digging deep into the vicious crime that changed her life, and many others, forever. Thrust into the public eye at the age of 22, Kim was devastated when OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her brother Ron. There has been much debate and confusion about what really happened the night of those brutal murders and for the first time Kim gets answers to questions that have been haunting her since the trial. She sits down with prosecutors, investigators, and witnesses who never got to speak and jurors who voted not guilty. In this 10-part series, Kim takes you on a journey as she reclaims and reflects on the part of her life that was changed permanently.
Rank #1: Objectively Bonkers | 2.
In episode two, Kim reexamines the crime with the case’s lead investigator, Tom Lange, and lead prosecutor, Marcia Clark. Kim confronts the long list of evidence that never went to trial, wrestles with the decisions made by the prosecution, and learns about facts of the case that were never scrutinized 25 years ago. Some truths take on new light for Kim while others remain “objectively bonkers”.Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Confrontingpod
Rank #2: The Life and Death of Ron Goldman | 1.
Kim and her father, Fred confront the day they found out that Ron was killed twenty-five years ago. Life has moved forward, but there is still grief and pain. In this episode, Kim starts her journey by remembering the life of her brother. Through conversations with friends and loved ones, we remember the brother, son, friend and murder victim who was lost on June 12th, 1994. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Confrontingpod
Jeffrey Epstein described himself as “radioactive”, and then he died in prison. But right before that, he was a friend and confidant of many of America’s most powerful politicians, billionaires, and entertainers, some of whom apparently shared a common interest: trafficking underaged girls. In "BROKEN: JEFFREY EPSTEIN" host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker) and Special Correspondent and Executive Producer Julie K. Brown (The Miami Herald) tell the full story of Epstein, his accomplices, and the broken systems that enabled his crimes.
Rank #1: S1 E4: Where the Strings Are.
Two stories from women who were manipulated by Jeffrey Epstein — with very different results.
Rank #2: S1 E3: In the Shadow of Towers.
Before Bernie Madoff, there was the Towers Financial scandal, one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. And it was orchestrated with help from Jeffrey Epstein.
88 Days: The Jayme Closs Story is a new KARE 11 original podcast that dives into the case of a missing 13-year-old girl and the brutal murder of her parents.
Rank #1: Chapter 1: Day One.
"I’ve been doing this for 20-plus years, and I just don’t know what happened in this case."
Rank #2: Chapter 8: Healing.
"I will go on to do great things in my life, and he will not."