14 episodes

The Hidden true crime podcast explores the hidden motives behind unimaginable crimes, while examining our deepest fears along the way. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors, both good and bad, in order to understand the world and ourselves. Pull up a chair at our dinner table as a forensic psychologist and a journalist, who are husband and wife, delve into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes. What are you hiding? What are you hiding from? What remains hidden?

Hidden: A True Crime Podcast hiddentruecrime

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

The Hidden true crime podcast explores the hidden motives behind unimaginable crimes, while examining our deepest fears along the way. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors, both good and bad, in order to understand the world and ourselves. Pull up a chair at our dinner table as a forensic psychologist and a journalist, who are husband and wife, delve into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes. What are you hiding? What are you hiding from? What remains hidden?

    Beyond the Veil: When Lori Met Chad and the Dream of Immortal Love Part II

    Beyond the Veil: When Lori Met Chad and the Dream of Immortal Love Part II

    Tonight, we continue our dinner conversation about the power of love in human behavior, beliefs, and, quite possibly, as a primary motivation for murder. Join us as we continue to untangle Lori’s quest for ideal love and its repercussions for her extreme behaviors.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Beyond the Veil: When Lori Met Chad and the Dream of Immortal Love Part I

    Beyond the Veil: When Lori Met Chad and the Dream of Immortal Love Part I

    Join us for an in-depth dinner conversation about belief formation and the desire for ideal love. We dig as deep as we can into Lori Vallow Daybell’s psyche and start to put all of the pieces together to develop a comprehensive psychological portrait of how and why these murders occurred. Tonight, we explore Lori’s role in these tragic events through an examination of Lori’s yearning for other-worldly love as a panacea for all her worldly pain and suffering.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Beyond the Veil: When Chad Met Lori and the Dream of Immortality

    Beyond the Veil: When Chad Met Lori and the Dream of Immortality

    Join us for an in-depth dinner conversation about death anxiety, terror management theory and Chad’s desire to achieve immortality. We dig as deep as we can into Chad Daybell’s psyche and start to put all of the pieces together to develop a comprehensive psychological portrait of how and why these murders occurred. When Chad met Lori a seemingly inescapable cascade of events and psychological elements began to unfold that ended in multiple murders. Join us to discover why.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Beyond the Veil: Revisiting Chad and a Tribute to Tammy Daybell

    Beyond the Veil: Revisiting Chad and a Tribute to Tammy Daybell

    Tonight, we revisit Chad’s role in the murders through a close examination of his family upbringing, books and career choices based upon new information since our first episodes. We lay the foundation for the combustible moment when Chad and Lori meet and nothing can deter them from their murderous mission. Lauren concludes dinner with a personal tribute to Tammy Daybell.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Beyond the Veil: The Fearlessness and Filicide of Lori Vallow Daybell

    Beyond the Veil: The Fearlessness and Filicide of Lori Vallow Daybell

    We get closer to answering the big questions at dinner tonight- Why do human beings murder? Why did Lori really kill her children? We examine the research on filicide and psychopathy to provide some insight into these thorny questions in addition to bringing in a famous child murderer from the past, Diane Downs, to assist in our analysis. Before finishing dinner, we explore the roles of courage and fearlessness in homicide. What does fearlessness have to do with murder? And what does real courage look like and how can we attain it?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Beyond the Veil: The Many Extremes of Lori Vallow Daybell Part II

    Beyond the Veil: The Many Extremes of Lori Vallow Daybell Part II

    In this second half of dinner we explore the relationship between borderline personality disorder and violence potential. We also make the connection between Lori’s extremism and research on terrorists and terrorism. Is Lori a terrorist? Is Chad a terrorist? What makes a terrorist? We conclude our lengthy two-week dinner with a tribute to the many victims of crime and the emotional impact of delving deeply into crime.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Styxxx72 ,

Unbelievably FANTASTIC Podcast!!

The amount of knowledge that Doctor John drops is astounding! I feel like I’m back in college in a criminal psychology course again, and I LOVE IT! He sites his references so that I can go and learn more, if I want to! I don’t think anyone else does this so well in any other true crime podcast - we all know, there are plenty to listen to. He is clinical without being boring, and you can tell, he has a big, compassionate heart too.

And then there’s Lori… she is the PERFECT match to Doctor John. Ever the journalist, her input to the podcast is always spot on, she always asks the questions “I would want to ask,” and her firsthand knowledge of the LDS religion is extremely valuable in this particular series. I’m sure she’d be a rockstar, regardless of the content, but in this setting, it’s particularly great that she can fill in some of the blanks for people who may not have ever been LDS.

These two are an incredible team. I’m happy I fumbled upon this show. They are tackling the Vallow/Daybell case as professionally as possible, without disparaging the faith that these two “alleged” murderers were involved
in, and I can’t wait to hear more and look forward to what they do next!

LOVE THIS SHOW!

bassalthetime ,

Dynamic Duo

The combination of journalistic and psychological talents of Lauren and Dr. Jon Matthias presents fascinating insights into the mentally ill/criminal mind. I have even come to know my “hidden” motives for my own behaviours. I hope this podcast never ends.

crj90232 ,

Phenomenal - must listen for all adults

This podcast is currently focused on the Lori Vallow/Chad Daybell cases. Lauren, an accomplished journalist, guides the discussion with her husband, Dr. John, a forensic psychologist, in a way that flows naturally. The psychological expertise that Dr. John possesses is impressive. What I love about this podcast, though, is that Dr. John offers his expertise without jargon (alternately, jargon is clearly explained). There is information that can be applied to anybody. Not only will you be better informed regarding one of the most trending and heinous cases, you’ll extract information that inspires strong inspection.

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