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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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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.

    Episode 133 - Blue Moon Murders

    Episode 133 - Blue Moon Murders

    On August 4th, 2015 in Pensacola, Florida. Escambia County Sheriff, David Morgan delivered a disturbing press conference, giving insight into a recent triple homicide that had taken place inside a quiet suburban home.

    The grizzly crime scene he described and the brutal way the victims had been murdered was disturbing, but it’s what he said next that sent chills down reporter's spines.

    The murders appeared to have been ritualistic. Part of some sort of witchcraft ceremony coinciding with the recent and rare Blue Moon.




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    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




    Featured Podcast:

    Least Of These - https://audioboom.com/channels/5077396 




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    Sources:

    FL v. HARTUNG (Full Trial)

    Hartung First Interview

    Hartung Second Interview

    Sheriff Press Conference - Witchcraft

    Impact Statements at Sentencing

    The Snitch System (Northwestern University)

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    • 51 min
    Introducing - The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

    Introducing - The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

    On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando. 

    Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date. 

    This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?

    From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.

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    Episode 132 - The Birdhouse

    Episode 132 - The Birdhouse

    It was undeniable, that Eudy Simelane was born to play soccer. From an early age, she gravitated to the sport and by the time she was an adult, was being recognized as one of South Africa's star players.

    But while Eudy proudly represented her country with her gifted athletic abilities, she eventually decided to dedicate herself to representing a different community. A community in need of a champion, a strong voice against hate crimes in South Africa. A force that would continue, even into her heartbreaking and barbaric murder.




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    Content Consultants:

    Dr. Christina Forzani Psy.D

    Nicole Engelbrecht - True Crime South Africa Podcast

    Karen Lotter

    Simone Mathews - Murderous Minors Podcast




    Special Thanks:

    Dr. Christina Forzani Psy.D




    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




    Featured Podcast:

    True Crime South Africa - https://truecrimesouthafrica.com 




    Sources:

    History Workshop

    SAHO

    All Gay Long

    Borgen Magazine

    The New Humanitarian

    Leiden Law Blog

    The Science of Hate, Matthew Williams (2021)

    New York Times

    New York Times #2

    Remembering Eudy Simelane

    Cause of Death: Woman

    Taboo Media

    Action Aid

    The Guardian

    Blacklooks.org

    BBC

    Eudy Simelane Lecture

    Gabrielle Goliath

    Human Rights Watch

    Triangle.org.za

    Mamba Online

    International Journal for Equity in Health

    Maverick: Extraordinary Women from South Africa’s Past, Lauren Beaukes, Nechama Brodie (2015)

    Financial Times

    Africa Human Rights Law Journal

    The Female Fear Factory

    Hate Crime Statistics

    More than a name

    Weforum.org

    Cambridge.org

    uchastings.edu

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    • 50 min
    Introducing - Persona: The French Deception

    Introducing - Persona: The French Deception

    Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away?

    For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app: wondery.fm/MoM_Persona

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    • 4 min
    Episode 131 - Stranger Than Fiction

    Episode 131 - Stranger Than Fiction

    “Who are you and what have you done with my wife?” It's the kind of rhetorical question asked in jest, expressing pleasant surprise when someone has a change in behavior or attitude.

    But what if this wasn’t a rhetorical question? What if someone believed their spouse had actually been replaced by someone else? An imposter. A lookalike. Suddenly “Who are you and what have you done with my wife” takes on a much darker, and more sinister tone.




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    Special Thanks:

    Dr. Christina Forzani Psy.D




    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




    Sources:

    Habeas Corpus Appeal

    Student Guilty of Wife’s Murder SMH.com

    In Fear of the Most Loved Ones

    Independent.ie

    Uk Telegraph

    Otago Daily Times

    Ithaca.com 

    Caroline’s Personal Bio

    No Self Without Self-Delusion

    Star Gazette

    Star Gazette #2

    Barbara Kot Obituary

    GQ-induced Psychosis case in France

    Capgras Syndrome in Chloroquine Induced Psychosis

    Capgras Attempted Murder (cannabis)

    Cornell Sun

    Cornell Sun #2

    Ithaca Journal 

    Ithaca Journal #2

    Ithaca Journal #3

    NZ Herald #1

    NZ Herald #2

    NZ Herald #3

    NZ Herald #4

    NZ Herald #5

    NZ Herald #6

    NZ Herald #7

    NZ Herald #8

    NZ Herald #9

    NZ Herald #10

    NZ Herald #11

    NZ Herald #12

    NZ Herald #13

    NZ Herald #14

    NZ Herald #15

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    • 40 min
    Episode 130 - Hiding In Plain Sight

    Episode 130 - Hiding In Plain Sight

    Watch enough crime shows and it doesn’t take long to figure out the steps a killer will take to get away with murder.

    They stage the crime scene, they ditch the murder weapon, they fabricate an alibi, and at all costs, make sure to keep their mouths shut until the day they die.

    But in the case you’re about to hear the killer takes things a step further by actually manipulating information in the case file. Even making evidence disappear. All while hiding in plain sight for more than two decades.




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    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




    Sources:

    Crime Library

    Complaint against LAPD

    Stephanie Lazarus Appeal

    The Atlantic

    LA WEEKLY: ART COP CONFIDENTIAL

    LA MAG: IN PLAIN SIGHT

    Hot Art, Joshua Knelman (2012)

    LAPD ONLINE: Art Theft Detail

    Sprocket-Trials.Blogspot

    Stephanie Lazarus Police Interview 

    Prosecution Statement of Views 

    The Lazarus Files, Matthew McGough (2019)

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

amoralavida ,

A Leap Above The Rest

I really enjoy this podcast. It is clear that a lot of foot work is done in preparing each episode.

Quality Research + Superb Delivery = A Great True Crime Podcast
Thank you Minds of Madness for upping the bar of true crime!

A.S.
Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱

SandyMcD ,

Well researched but why talk like we are hiding in a closet

I’ve enjoyed these podcasts but the delivery leaves me cold. I’ve listened to Tyler talk normally in interviews, so why change it, sounds quite unnatural. Otherwise details are well constructed and presented.

J.D.canada ,

Interesting stories, told respectfully and clearly

Took a few episodes for me to “get into,” but glad I stuck with it!

The host covers lots of stories I had never heard of, and provides interesting context that brings it to life. So impressed with how wells they are able to tell so much in such little time!

As well, the focus on the victims keeps the stories grounded and respectful. Would recommend!

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