118 episodes

Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 1.4K Ratings

Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

    Introducing - Over My Dead Body: Season 3 – Fox Lake

    Introducing - Over My Dead Body: Season 3 – Fox Lake

    A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake. Hosted by Matt Baglio.

     

    Listen to Over My Dead Body: wondery.fm/FL_MindsOfMadness

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    Episode 113 - The Hustler

    Episode 113 - The Hustler

    Whether or not you're into mafia films like The Godfather or Goodfellas, you're guaranteed to love this episode - a story filled with all the makings of a Hollywood movie: comedy, romance, schemes, scams, sketchy characters, violence...and the occasional murder.

    This is a story about a man born into a life of crime and raised by a prominent mafia family in Detroit, Michigan - Gunner Alan Lindbloom. In this episode, he takes us back to his troubling childhood and into his professional life of crime where he eventually finds redemption and love in the unlikeliest of places.




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    Feel The Madness - The Funkoars

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars




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    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




    Special Thanks:

    Gunner Lindbloom

    https://www.youtube.com/c/GunnerLindbloom

    https://www.gunnerdetroit.com

    https://www.facebook.com/gunnerdetroit

    https://www.ourthingapparel.com

    https://www.amazon.ca/BE-KING-Gunner-Lindbloom-ebook/dp/B01N6RQ3AE

    Maria Lindbloom

    https://player.fm/podcasts/maria-lindbloom

    Justin Rimmel

    https://tunein.com/podcasts/Media--Entertainment-Podcasts/Mysterious-Circumstances-p1122709 




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    Sources:

    https://www.youtube.com/c/GunnerLindbloom

    https://www.gunnerdetroit.com/

    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/detroitnews/name/peter-tocco-obituary?pid=182296126

    https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/06/24/organized-crime-in-detroit-forgotten-but-not-gone/

    https://americanmafiahistory.com/giacomo-black-jack-tocco/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tocco

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Partnership

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    • 57 min
    Episode 112 - America's Most Evil Mother

    Episode 112 - America's Most Evil Mother

    In the Summer of 2004, in the quiet, soggy coastal town of Raymond Washington, a man lifted a body out of his family’s chest freezer. He struggled beneath its weight and couldn’t understand how his wife had managed to get it in there in the first place.




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    Feel The Madness - The Funkoars

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars




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    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger

    Luke Ahearn




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    Sources:

    If You Tell - by Gregg Olsen (2019)

    https://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/knotek-david.htm

    https://murderpedia.org/female.K/k/knotek-michelle.htm

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/shelly-knotek

    https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/876416/shelly-knotek-abuse-daughters-serial-killer/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Knotek

    https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/kids-of-murderer-michelle-shelly-knotek-warn-their-mom-could-kill-again/

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119827321/kathy-loreno

    https://apnews.com/article/1ba1a2ceca7d8bbbc82506c3b1b488b5

    https://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-court-of-appeals/1430291.html

    https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Raymond-couple-befriended-3-strangers-who-then-1121552.php

    https://tdn.com/business/local/david-knotek-pleads-guilty-to-second-degree-murder/article_5ae74764-1767-5670-8861-421b9edb9cac.html

    https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/michelle-knoteks-daughters-warn-shes-still-a-danger-as-prison-release-nears

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    • 42 min
    Introducing - Badlands: Sportsland

    Introducing - Badlands: Sportsland

    BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 

     

    BADLANDS Season 2:Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course,

    O.J. Simpson.

     

    This episode dives into Mike Tyson. His arrival as a prodigious 18-year-old professional boxer in the 1980s represented a major paradigm shift in the sport. But just as quickly as he rose, Mike Tyson began to fall.

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    Episode 111 - The Gainesville Murders

    Episode 111 - The Gainesville Murders

    August 1990 - It was the beginning of a new academic year for University of Florida students. Thousands of young people, brimming with anticipation. Excited for new beginnings, classes, friends, and of course, football games.

    But that summer there was someone new in the picturesque college town. Someone watching students through their bedroom windows at night, waiting for just the right moment to strike.




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    Feel The Madness - The Funkoars

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars




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    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




    Special Thanks:

    Christina Crane

    Dr. Christina Forzani Psy.D




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    Sources:

    A Monster of All Time - by JT Hunter

    The Making of a Serial Killer - By Danny Rolling 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Rolling

    http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/rolling1051.htm

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/danny-rolling-gainesville-ripper

    https://www.theledger.com/article/LK/20050826/News/608115592/LL

    https://www.biography.com/news/danny-rolling-scream-killer-gainesville

    https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r1/rolling-daniel-harold.htm

    https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Danny_Rolling

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2HX52GzMVg&ab_channel=SerialKillersDocumentaries

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNbhhuORbwE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz5J-oxbsGY&t=176s&ab_channel=CrimeDocumentaryFilms

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    • 55 min
    Introducing - Suspect

    Introducing - Suspect

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

     

    Listen to SUSPECT: wondery.fm/Suspect_MindsMadness

     

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Nixy-Nox ,

The Hustler

I loved this story.

moderaterock ,

Great true crime podcast!

Always look forward to new episodes! Thanks for the great content. Only complaint is the song at the end. It’s so, so, so bad and out of place.

chris_truecrime junkie ,

Not for me

I listened to episode 110. And I just couldn’t listen anymore. The voice was too much. I’m looking for a new true crime podcast and this isn’t it.

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