7 episodes

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.

Motive for Murder NBC News

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 500 Ratings

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.

    6 - Straight To Hell

    6 - Straight To Hell

    A conversation with a killer and the motive for murder is revealed.

    • 48 min
    5 - Something Hinky

    5 - Something Hinky

    A routine traffic stop leads to a break in the case.

    • 25 min
    4 - Baggage

    4 - Baggage

    An escape from danger becomes the beginning of the nightmare.

    • 20 min
    3 - The Twin Connection

    3 - The Twin Connection

    A second murder raises perplexing questions for investigators.

    • 25 min
    2 - Was it Love?

    2 - Was it Love?

    Investigators learn more about the men in Gelareh’s life.

    • 30 min
    1 - A Scream. Then Silence.

    1 - A Scream. Then Silence.

    She was a small woman with a big voice. And then she was gone. 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
500 Ratings

500 Ratings

ShyempressSerena ,

Josh M is a master

Episode two needs to start at 3:30 ! The brilliant narrative style of Josh telling a story is only second to and sorry Josh… Keith Morrison. Both of you are masters. Of course you have a team of researchers and writers and producers… But hearing Josh tell the story is a classic winning formula.

SweetWildHoneyChild ,

Give me more!

I will never tire of Josh’s voice.

zendog2009 ,

Lazy effort by Dateline

This is a case that could have been (and I believe was) adequately handled in a regular length single podcast. The series is padded with uninteresting interviews, pontificating by Josh (who i do like but sheesh), inarticulate producers, and repetitiveness. A poor excuse for a series length podcast. Reckon it was dashed off for ad revenue. Do better, Dateline.

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