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Serial Killers

Serial Killers

Every Monday and Thursday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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?The Chicago Abductor? Brian Dugan

In the early ?70s, a teenaged Dugan had an encounter with one of the most notorious serial killers in the U.S.?a killer whose infamy Dugan would soon match, with a murder spree throughout Chicago?s rural suburbs.
2020-07-06
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?Milwaukee North Side Strangler? Walter E. Ellis

In his youth, Walter Ellis was prone to fits of physical violence. But as he grew older, he took on the role of a gentle and unsuspecting neighbor. Over the course of 20 years, it was this persona that allowed the man known as the Milwaukee North Side Strangler to avoid the detection of local police, who were facing a series of eerily similar murders.
2020-07-02
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?The Hitchhiker Killer? Thor Nis Christiansen

Growing up in the California town of Solvang, Thor Nis Christiansen was the quiet son of Danish immigrants. As he grew older, Thor began harboring dark, disturbing fantasies about women. Before his 20th birthday, he would strike for the first time?and it wouldn't be the last...
2020-06-29
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?A Chaotic Life? Andrew Urdiales

He endured extreme childhood abuse, served in the Marines, and was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia. Between 1986 and 1996, Andrew Urdiales turned his anger into murder, taking the lives of eight women.
2020-06-25
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?Crazy Charlie? Charles Ray Hatcher

He spent his life trying to escape jails, mental hospitals, and his urge to kill. From 1961 to 1982, Charles Ray Hatcher murdered at least four people, but he claims to have killed as many as 16 in Missouri, California, and Illinois.
2020-06-22
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?The Boy Torturer of Boston? Pt. 2: Jesse Pomeroy

Sent to a reform school for the remainder of his childhood, Jesse Pomeroy, and his distraught mother, had one shared goal in mind: early release. After only 17 months away, they'd got their wish. And by 1874, Jesse was free to continue his attacks?and this time, he was ready to kill.
2020-06-18
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?The Boy Torturer of Boston? Pt. 1: Jesse Pomeroy

Born in 1859 with a cleft palate, Jesse Pomeroy's father looked upon his son as weak, and brutally abused him throughout his childhood. Tormented at home and at school, Jesse began to entertain violent fantasies about torturing prisoners. By the time he was 12, simply fantasizing wasn't enough?and the ?Boy Torturer of Boston? emerged...
2020-06-15
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?Hannibal Lecter of Sweden? Sture Bergwall

He claimed to be Sweden's first serial killer. Throughout the 1990s, Sture Bergwall made shocking confessions to dozens of brutal murders across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. But his final confession was the most surprising of them all.
2020-06-11
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SNEAK PEAK: SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!

To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery?where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous ?in cold blood? murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
2020-06-09
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?Warwick Slasher? Craig Price

Growing up as one of the few black kids in Warwick, Rhode Island was not easy. By the time Craig Price transitioned from child to teen, the years of racism and bullying had already made a huge impact on his developing psyche. By the time he was 13-years-old in 1986, his anger had reached a boiling point.
2020-06-08
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?Doctor Satan? Pt. 2: Marcel Petiot

In 1942, Marcel Petiot's fake escape network, Fly-Tox, was operating at full steam. He took his victim's payment, and instead of helping them start new lives in South America, he murdered them and stored the bodies in his basement. But his scheme couldn't escape the attention of the Nazis for long.
2020-06-04
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?Doctor Satan? Pt. 1: Marcel Petiot

Since childhood, Marcel Petiot flaunted a disregard for the rules. As a doctor, he used his charm and influence to enrich his family and get away with his first murder. But when WWII reached Paris, a deadly new scheme began to brew...
2020-06-01
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?The Acid Bath Murderer? Pt. 2: John George Haigh

His first murder in 1944 had gone exactly as planned: the body had dissolved in acid, and he was sure no one would ever find out what he had done. So, with that in mind, John George Haigh set about repeating the process again, and again?always chasing the next big score.
2020-05-28
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?The Acid Bath Murderer? Pt. 1: John George Haigh

Born in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, John George Haigh rebelled against his hyper-religious upbringing and opted for a life of crime. He didn't see the point in earning an honest living when he could con others out of theirs. But Haigh soon realized that he needed a way to swindle people and make sure they stayed silent.
2020-05-25
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?The Cleveland Strangler? Pt. 2: Anthony Sowell

As his living conditions deteriorated in the late 2000's, so did Anthony Sowell?s state of mind. Investigators were horrified when they finally searched his Cleveland home and found the corpses of his victims decaying in nearly every room.
2020-05-21
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?The Cleveland Strangler? Pt. 1: Anthony Sowell

Plagued by addiction, Anthony Sowell killed 11 women between May 2007 and September of 2009. As his abuse became worse, so did his living conditions. Eventually Sowell was almost a total recluse, kept company only by the rotting bodies he kept in his home.
2020-05-18
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?The Slave Master? Pt. 2: John Edward Robinson

By 1984, after a lifetime spent breaking the law and facing few consequences, John Edward Robinson had finally crossed the line into cold-blooded murder. Having gotten away with it before, he decided that nothing was stopping him from doing it again, and again...
2020-05-14
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?The Slave Master? Pt. 1: John Edward Robinson

As a child growing up in Illinois in the 1940s and ?50s, John Edward Robinson was obsessed with figures from the criminal underworld. When he was grown and married, he began conning his way into jobs he wasn't qualified for. It wasn't long before his scheming ways took a decidedly dark turn...
2020-05-11
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?The Meanest Man in America? Pt. 2: Donald Henry Gaskins

In the late 1960s, Donald Henry Gaskins found himself consumed by a ravenous rage. He began stalking the highways of South Carolina, searching for victims. Eventually, he became so violent that even a maximum security prison couldn't stop him from killing.
2020-05-07
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?The Meanest Man in America? Pt. 1: Donald Henry Gaskins

Between 1953 and 1982, Donald Henry ?Pee Wee? Gaskins murdered at least 14 people, and claimed to have killed over 100. Gaskins began his crime spree early, and went from a young burglar and car thief in South Carolina to one of the most brutal serial murderers in U.S. history.
2020-05-04
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?The Gainesville Ripper? Pt. 2: Danny Rolling

In 1989, Danny Rolling had already gotten away with a shocking triple murder. As he tried to stay ahead of the Shreveport cops, he made his way to Gainesville, where he set about terrorizing the University of Florida Campus as the ?Gainesville Ripper.?
2020-04-30
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?The Gainesville Ripper? Pt. 1: Danny Rolling

It's likely that an abusive, loveless upbringing in the 1960s and ?70s shaped Danny Rolling?s troubling violent sexual fantasies. After a young life of petty crime in Louisiana and Georgia, one incident set Danny off.
2020-04-27
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NEW: ?The Scorecard Killer? Pt. 2: Randy Steven Kraft

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. For more than a decade, Randy Steven Kraft preyed upon vulnerable young Californian men?torturing, dismembering, and murdering dozens. His killings were made all the worse by the blasé approach authorities took to his case.
2020-04-23
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NEW: ?The Scorecard Killer? Pt. 1: Randy Steven Kraft

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Serial Killers today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. From 1972 to 1983, the gay community of Southern California was plagued by a vicious killer. His name was Randy Steven Kraft, and he would later become known for the morbid murder "scorecard" that he kept beneath his car rug.
2020-04-20
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Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Juana Barraza Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Serial Killers, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: Between 1998 and 2006, Juana Barraza became a deceitful serial killer. Because police believed the murderer to be a man, Juana continued her deadly crimes without fear. By the time she was caught, she was suspected of claiming up to 48 victims. 
2020-04-16
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Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Juana Barraza Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the true stories told in Serial Killers, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: From 1999 to 2006, as many as 48 elderly women were murdered in Mexico City. The woman at the center of this: a Lucha Libre wrestler turned infamous serial killer?Juana Barraza.
2020-04-13
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?The Most Prolific? Pt. 2: Samuel Little

By the 1990s, he had spent twenty years murdering dozens of women across the United States. Decades after his crimes, Samuel Little was finally brought to justice?and soon revealed to have one of the highest victim counts of all time.
2020-04-09
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?The Most Prolific? Pt. 1: Samuel Little

In 2018, he was serving a life sentence for the murders of three women in California?when he confessed to another. Then, another and another. Soon, Samuel Little had confessed to 93 murders across the U.S. over a period of 30 years.
2020-04-06
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The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 2

After a 7-month hiatus between 1918 and 1919, the Axeman jumped back into his killing spree. City officials tried to track down the mysterious killer, but their hunt led to nothing but dead ends and wrongful convictions. To this day, the Axeman's true identity remains unknown.
2020-04-02
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The Axeman of New Orleans Pt. 1

While the U.S. was wrapped up in the final days of World War I, New Orleans was facing an enemy right in their own backyard. In the early 20th century, a wave of fear rolled through Crescent City as a mysterious man began axing people in the dead of night while they were fast asleep.
2020-03-30
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Parcast Classic: Robert Lee Yates Pt. 2

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! In 1996, Yates was honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, but would resume serving his country by enlisting in the National Guard two years later. Few people in the Spokane, Washington metropolitan area would suspect this decorated veteran and family man could be capable of such heartless destruction.
2020-03-26
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Parcast Classic: Robert Lee Yates Pt. 1

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! He lived a seemingly normal life. A father of five children and army veteran, Robert Lee Yates, was well regarded in the Spokane, Washington community. All of that changed when he went on a murder spree, killing 17 women between 1975 and 1998 in the back of his van.
2020-03-23
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?The Golden State Killer? Pt. 2: Joseph DeAngelo

As Joseph James DeAngelo's crimes escalated from robbery to murder during the 1980s, he terrified the state of California. Despite the best efforts of authorities, he eluded capture for decades. But he couldn't run forever.
2020-03-19
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?The Golden State Killer? Pt. 1: Joseph DeAngelo

His crimes earned him the moniker of the ?Visalia Ransacker? and the ?East Area Rapist.? But Joseph James DeAngelo would become most notorious for his final nickname, the ?Golden State Killer.? Between 1974 and 1986, DeAngelo committed untold atrocities, all while leading a seemingly average life as a husband and small town cop.
2020-03-16
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?The Boxcar Killer? Robert Joseph Silvera Jr.

He was a freight hopper who rode the rails of the western United States for over a decade. Robert Joseph Silvera Jr. was responsible for more than 30 slayings in that time, most of his victims being fellow transients?earning him the nickname, ?The Boxcar Killer.?
2020-03-12
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False Confessions: Henry Lee Lucas

In the mid-1980s, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to nearly 600 murders. While most of those confessions were subsequently disproven, his case led to larger questions about United States interrogation methods.
2020-03-09
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?The Lust Killer? Pt. 2: Jerry Brudos

In many ways, Jerry Brudos wasn't in it for the kill?he was in it for the body. Between 1968 and 1969, he dressed his victims up and posed them, like living dolls. After killing them, he continued to defile and manipulate the bodies, keeping trophies for himself.
2020-03-05
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?The Lust Killer? Pt 1: Jerry Brudos

He developed an obsession with women's clothing from a young age?a fetish which would eventually turn violent. As a teenager, Jerry Brudos started attacking young women? just to steal their shoes. But when footwear wasn't enough to satiate his desires, Brudos graduated from thief to kidnapper. And eventually, murderer.
2020-03-02
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The Zodiac Killer Pt. 2

Following the string of brutal murders throughout the 1960s, the masked man known as the Zodiac Killer continued to write letters to the press and police, taunting them for their inability to catch him. Fifty years later, there is still no confirmed suspect as to the identity of the murderer.
2020-02-27
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The Zodiac Killer Pt. 1

In the summer of 1969, newspapers in San Francisco began receiving coded letters from a man who would come to identify himself as "the Zodiac." The killer confessed to a string of brutal murders and would go on to terrorize the Bay area into the early 1970s.
2020-02-24
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Serial Killers Rewind: Gwen Graham & Cathy Wood Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Serial Killers that you might have missed! After meeting at Alpine Manor in Michigan, nurses? aides Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood began a romantic relationship that eventually earned them the nickname ?The Lethal Lovers.? Motivated by dark erotophonophilia, Graham and Wood?s dangerous ?pranks? soon escalated to what they dubbed ?The Murder Game.?
2020-02-23
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?H.H. Holmes? Pt. 2: Herman Webster Mudgett

Between 1891 and 1895, H.H. Holmes embarked on a vicious killing spree across the United States, terrorizing an entire nation in the process. No one knows exactly how many murders he committed. He confessed to twenty-seven, but only nine were confirmed.
2020-02-20
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?H.H. Holmes? Pt. 1: Herman Webster Mudgett

He was the master of the infamous ?Murder Mansion,? and often cited as America?s first serial killer. H.H. Holmes began his career as a con artist in Chicago, taking advantage of anyone he could between 1886 and 1894?all the while hiding his darkest motives.
2020-02-17
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?The Campus Killer? Pt. 2: Ted Bundy

In 1974, Ted Bundy embarked on a murderous roadtrip across America committing dozens of murders from Colorado to as far as Florida. But after two prison escapes, and multiple trials, Bundy was far from finished. In 1979, he captivated the entire country by representing himself in the first televised murder trial in U.S. history.
2020-02-13
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?The Campus Killer? Pt. 1: Ted Bundy

He?s one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century, murdering dozens of young women on a bloody rampage across America that spanned four years. But Ted Bundy?s metamorhposis as a killer began during childhood?long before his first murder.
2020-02-10
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?The Lambeth Poisoner? Thomas Neill Cream

In the late 1800s, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was the go-to doctor for Chicago's Red Light District. The women, who grew to trust, admire, and even fall in love with Dr. Cream, would soon become victims of his quiet-but-deadly poisonings. 
2020-02-03
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?The Classified Ad Rapist? Pt. 2: Bobby Joe Long

In 1984, Bobby Joe Long terrorized Tampa?sexually assaulting and murdering women with alarming frequency. But one 17-year-old girl escaped his clutches, living to see him brought to justice.
2020-01-27
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Serial Killers Rewind: Ed Gein Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Serial Killers that you might have missed! He was known as the ?Butcher of Plainfield.? Ed Gein?s gruesome killings would go on to inspire horror movies such as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.
2020-01-26
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?The Classified Ad Rapist? Pt. 1: Bobby Joe Long

Bobby Joe Long was responsible for the murder of at least 9 Tampa women. Born in 1953, his early life was milestoned by several serious head injuries including a motorcycle accident which would leave him forever changed.
2020-01-20
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?The Gorilla Man? Pt. 2: Earle Leonard Nelson

From 1926-1928, Earle Nelson would roam across North America strangling unsuspecting land ladies. By the end of his rampage, he will kill at least 22 people, a record that would not be broken for another 50 years.
2020-01-13
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