9 episodes

Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.

The Thing About Helen & Olga Dateline NBC

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 278 Ratings

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Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    1 – Nothing to Lose. Everything to Gain

    1 – Nothing to Lose. Everything to Gain

    Helen and Olga are on a mission to help homeless men in Los Angeles, when tragedy strikes. Twice.

    • 31 min
    2 – “The Girls”

    2 – “The Girls”

    An insurance investigator’s hunch leads law enforcement to assign a task force to tail two little old ladies.

    • 32 min
    3 – Silk Pajamas and a Flimsy Nightgown

    3 – Silk Pajamas and a Flimsy Nightgown

    The Granny Task Force conducts simultaneous early-morning raids at the homes of Helen and Olga.

    • 37 min
    4 – Girl Talk

    4 – Girl Talk

    Detectives leave Helen and Olga alone together in a room wired for sound. Old resentments boil over.

    • 34 min
    5 – Just a Little Red Paint

    5 – Just a Little Red Paint

    The investigation goes into high gear with the discovery of the murder weapon.

    • 28 min
    6 – The Bottom Line

    6 – The Bottom Line

    Fireworks and finger pointing in court as two little old ladies do whatever it takes to beat a murder rap.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

BGW in NWOnt ,

Spellbinding

A podcast about geriatric murderers? Morrison is the perfect moderator for this series.

LadyJane1313 ,

Helen & Olga - The Psycho-grannies you just didn’t see coming!

The only person who COULD make this unbelievable tale of greed, fraud & murderous seniors sound plausible, is Canada’s own, Keith Morrison. What a delightfully devious, twisted tale.
KUDOS to all !

wendy2022 ,

Helen

It’s very hard to believe this is a true story. I’ve only listened to two episodes but already it appears these women are completely psychotic and so devious it’s unfathomable. Keith Morrison has the kind of voice that washes over the narrative like warm, thick dark chocolate. Yum!

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