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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 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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?The Gorilla Man? Pt. 1: Earle Leonard Nelson

Reputed to have abnormally long arms and unusually large hands, Earle Leonard Nelson roamed the United States and Canada, strangling unsuspecting landladies in their own homes during the 1920s.
2020-01-06
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Best of 2019: ?The Spokane Serial Killer? Pt. 2: Robert Lee Yates Jr.

Here?s one of our listeners? most requested episodes of 2019: 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. 
2019-12-30
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Best of 2019: ?The Spokane Serial Killer? Pt. 1: Robert Lee Yates Jr.

Here?s one of our listeners? most requested episodes of 2019: 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.
2019-12-30
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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
2019-12-23
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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2

It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been prevented. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
2019-12-23
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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start? 
2019-12-23
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Dahmer: A 3-Part Special

You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer: one of history?s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive SERIAL KILLERS 3-part special event. To show our appreciation for our loyal listeners, we?re taking a deep dive into Dahmer?s life and crimes to understand where his behavior went off the rails?and why he continues to fascinate us. All 3 episodes will be available on December 23rd across all of Parcast?s true-crime related feeds!
2019-12-19
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David Joseph Carpenter

At least 10 people lost their lives at the hands of David Joseph Carpenter between 1979 and 1981. His infamous attacks at popular hiking spots in the San Francisco area and earned him the nickname, "The Trailside Killer."
2019-12-16
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Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 2

Archibald Hall carried out his murderous rampage across the U.K. in 1977 and 1978, killing five people in search of notoriety and wealth. As his clients would soon find out, their affable butler was not all he seemed.
2019-12-09
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Archibald Thomson Hall Pt. 1

Obsessed with breaking into the upper crust of society, Archibald Hall would go to any lengths to do so. Between 1977 and 1978, Hall killed five people across the United Kingdom. Each victim was killed a different way, but he knew all of them personally. 
2019-12-02
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The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 2

On Christmas Eve 1885, Austin, Texas was again the site of multiple, grisly slayings. Only this time, the victims were not African-American women. They were prominent white women. Did the Annihilator Killer change his M.O. or were there now two serial killers loose in the streets of Austin? 
2019-11-25
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The Servant Girl Annihilator Pt. 1

In 1884, Austin, Texas was shaken to its core when one of America's first serial killers committed a series of gruesome murders in its streets. The killer targeted African American women who worked as servants in the city's wealthier areas.
2019-11-18
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Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 2

Between 2007 and 2016, Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed elderly residents of the long-term care home where she worked as a night nurse. By the time of her capture, she was one of the most prolific killers in Canadian history.
2019-11-11
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Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1

Born in Canada in 1967, Elizabeth Wettlaufer struggled to accept her sexuality due to her deeply religious and conservative parents. As the years went on, the frustration and guilt of hiding her identity began to build, until eventually, she snapped.
2019-11-04
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Dana Sue Gray Pt. 2

In early 1994, Dana Sue Gray went on a month-long rampage that claimed the lives of several elderly ladies of Canyon Lake, California. Mixing murder with greed, she would go on extravagant shopping sprees using the credit cards of her victims.
2019-10-28
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Dana Sue Gray Pt. 1

Growing up in Southern California in the 50s and 60s, Dana Sue Gray developed a troubling childhood petulance, which would ultimately evolve into a homicidal greed. Explore the circumstances leading up to her first murder, and the terror she inflicted on the gated community of Canyon Lake.
2019-10-21
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?The Vampire of Sacramento? Pt. 2: Richard Trenton Chase

1977 proved to be a turning point for 27-year-old Richard Chase. Killing dogs and rabbits for their blood just wasn?t enough anymore. Only people would suffice, and a half-dozen of his neighbors would soon fall prey to his vampiric appetite. 
2019-10-14
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?The Vampire of Sacramento? Pt. 1: Richard Trenton Chase

He was a strange child?messy, disorganized and prone to random outbursts. As Richard Chase neared his 20s, things got worse? much worse. He convinced himself he needed to drink blood to stay alive. 
2019-10-07
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?The Lady Killer? Pt. 2 - Neville Heath

In 1946, British ex-pilot Neville Heath had lost everything. His wife left him and he had been dismissed from the airforce. He reacted to his string of failures by spiraling downward. He began suffering from blackouts, and started to become violent. Sadly, two young women would eventually fall victim to his uncontrollable rage.
2019-09-30
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?The Lady Killer? - Neville Heath

Born on June 6th, 1917, Neville Heath would grow up to be one of the most devious killers England had ever known. He developed a talent for deception early on, and used his looks and charm to fraudulently climb the social ladder. But eventually his lies started catching up with him, and he showed the world his inner dark side. Sponsors! Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter SERIALKILLERS.
2019-09-23
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?The Vienna Strangler? Pt. 2 - Jack Unterweger

In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria?s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn?t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again. Sponsors! Zola - Go to Zola.com/KILLERS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry!
2019-09-16
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?The Vienna Strangler? - Jack Unterweger

In the early 1970s, Jack Unterweger was sentenced to an Austrian prison for life after he murdered a young woman. While in prison, he transformed himself into a well-respected author. With Austria?s elite convinced that he was rehabilitated, he was released. But Jack wasn?t rehabilitated, he was simply buying his time to kill again.
2019-09-09
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?The Kindly Killer? Pt. 2 - Dennis Nilsen

With the start of the 1980s, British serial killer Dennis Nilsen was just hitting his stride. His twisted desire for companionship had spiraled out of control, launching him on a prolific killing spree that ended in the murder of a dozen young men and boys in just two years. But as Nilsen struggled to find room for his rotting lovers in the cramped space of his London flat, he would resort to desperate, gruesome measures that would put investigators hot on his trail.
2019-09-02
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?The Kindly Killer? - Dennis Nilsen

A hot meal, a stiff drink, or simple companionship. These are the tools Dennis Nilsen would use to lure victims back to his apartment in the late 70s and early 80s. Driven by loneliness, he keep the corpses of his victims, and even sit them down across the dinner table as he ate. Nilsen would claim at least a dozen victims this way, making him one of the most prolific killers in the UK. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we take on the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley! Search for The Dark Side Of on Spotify today!
2019-08-26
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?Arsenic Anna? Pt. 2 - Anna Marie Hahn

Five years into her killing spree, a team of financial detectives started to catch wind of Anna Marie Hahn?s dealings. With at least five confirmed victims by 1937, she showed no signs of stopping. Upon her arrest, police would discover a large cache of arsenic and various poisons. Sponsors! Mindhunter - Now Streaming, Only on Netflix.
2019-08-19
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?Arsenic Anna? - Anna Marie Hahn

In 1932, at the age of 26, Anna Marie Hahn came up with a morbid get rich quick scheme...murder. The German native would offer her services as a live-in caretaker for elderly men in Cincinnati, and used her expertise in poisons to get rid of her clients while claiming their life insurance. Sponsors! Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/KILLERS RIGHT NOW! Ring Neighbors -  If you want to see what?s going on in your neighborhood, go to Ring.com/SERIAL to download from the Apple or Android app stores.
2019-08-12
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?The Toy-Box Killer? Pt. 2 - David Parker Ray

By 1986, David Parker Ray was 46 years old, and had been abducting, raping, torturing, and killing women throughout the American Southwest for over 30 years. He would continue his reign of terror well into 1999, when one of his final victims would defy the odds and escape his torture, in horrific and dramatic fashion. Sponsors! Ring - Get a special offer on a Ring Starter Kit available right now at Ring.com/SerialKillers.
2019-08-05
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?The Toy-Box Killer? - David Parker Ray

Born on November 1st, 1939, David Parker Ray would grow up to be one of the most sadistic serial killers the world has ever seen. He started abducting, sexually assaulting, and killing women when he was only 15 years old, and he continued his crimes for decades, leaving bodies all throughout the New Mexico desert. Sponsors! Zola - Go to Zola.com/KILLERS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry.
2019-07-29
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