24 episodes

From the producers of Up and Vanished, Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks present, 'Atlanta Monster.' This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Nearly 40 years after these horrific crimes, many questions still remain. Host Payne Lindsey aims to find truth and provide closure, reexamining the disappearance and murder of over 25 African American children and young adults.

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    • 4.0 • 1.2K Ratings

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From the producers of Up and Vanished, Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks present, 'Atlanta Monster.' This true crime podcast tells the story of one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Nearly 40 years after these horrific crimes, many questions still remain. Host Payne Lindsey aims to find truth and provide closure, reexamining the disappearance and murder of over 25 African American children and young adults.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Boogeyman [01]

    Boogeyman [01]

    It's 1979 in Atlanta - and children are going missing.

    • 42 min
    Manhunt [02]

    Manhunt [02]

    Atlanta’s search for a serial killer becomes more and more convoluted.

    • 42 min
    Atlanta Monster Seized [03]

    Atlanta Monster Seized [03]

    Atlanta asks, who is Wayne Williams?

    • 55 min
    Gemini [04]

    Gemini [04]

    Wayne Williams through the eyes of those seemingly closest to him...

    • 58 min
    Wayne's World [05]

    Wayne's World [05]

    Payne makes contact with the alleged Atlanta Monster.

    • 51 min
    The Splash [06]

    The Splash [06]

    Payne and the team gear up for a closer look at the so-called "bridge incident."

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

0sj86091 ,

Great show, doesn’t deserve the negative reviews.

Not sure where the bad reviews are coming from but this show was great. People claiming it’s slow are probably not used to having to actually absorb or learn information that isn’t spoon fed to them. Maybe they have a problem sorting through the data and ideas to form their own conclusions. This podcast is well presented and informative. My only complaint (more of a question)...where are the rest of the DC Sniper episodes?

WonderkidRJ ,

More “What If?” Than True Crime

While I agree that it’s pretty absurd to label someone as “The Atlanta Child Murderer” despite never being charged for any of the children’s murders this show simply devolves way too much into a series of conspiracy rabbit holes, conjecture and interviews with people who have clearly already formed their opinion without any evidence to back it up and hold strong to that opinion. Whether it be KKK involvement, government conspiracies or just some ludicrous hypothetical “white man who was pretending to be black to blend in to the neighborhood” (an actual opinion given by someone who claims that a white man could have walked, talked, dressed and acted black to somehow trick people into believing he was black 🤦🏻‍♂️) there is just simply way too much attention and time given to people spouting wildly baseless assertions rather than actual facts or opinions with actual evidence to support it.

WhoGivesAShirt? ,

Overly padded with the wrong kind of material

The makers did an excellent job of arranging interviews, but man this series is overlong and stuffed with padded-out episodes that contribute nothing but red herrings, indulgent conspiracy theories, and interminable ad spots.

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