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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.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 190 Ratings

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.

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    • 2 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

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!

snout d ,

Corny

I get that some people like Keith Morrisons over the top delivery. For me its distracting and the writing is so cornball. Sometimes I feel almost like its mocking the victims. A facinating story that would have been more interesting with a deeper dive rather than a rehash of a TV show from years ago. Next.

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