17 episodes

Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random, before he was executed by the State of Texas in 2006.
Before his death, Resendiz spoke to journalist Alex Hannaford and claimed, on tape, to have killed more than he had taken the blame for.
The authorities said Angel Resendiz was lying in an attempt to delay his own death. But, haunted by the crackly interview tape, Alex is determined to investigate. Then a letter arrives from a woman serving life in prison for her husband’s murder — telling him that Resendiz once confessed to that killing too.

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Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random, before he was executed by the State of Texas in 2006.
Before his death, Resendiz spoke to journalist Alex Hannaford and claimed, on tape, to have killed more than he had taken the blame for.
The authorities said Angel Resendiz was lying in an attempt to delay his own death. But, haunted by the crackly interview tape, Alex is determined to investigate. Then a letter arrives from a woman serving life in prison for her husband’s murder — telling him that Resendiz once confessed to that killing too.

    16: The Corrections Officer (BONUS EP)

    16: The Corrections Officer (BONUS EP)

    In this special interview, Alex speaks to Dead Man Talking listener and former Corrections Officer, Bobby Blanton.
    Bobby worked as a guard at the Polunsky Unit, which houses Texas’s death row, and got to know Angel Resendiz well while the serial killer was an inmate there. Bobby explains why he believes the confessions on the tape are true. 
    Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)

    • 23 min
    15: The Q & A (BONUS EP)

    15: The Q & A (BONUS EP)

    In this special episode Alex looks back on the Dead Man Talking series and answers listeners' questions — ranging from his faith in the US justice system, regrets on losing the tape, and why Resendiz was only ever charged with one murder.
    Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)

    • 36 min
    14: The Finale

    14: The Finale

    In the final episode of Alex's investigation into the confessions of Angel Resendiz, we look at all the evidence gathered so far. Was his hunch that Resendiz was telling him the truth correct? Or has he been led down the garden path?
    Plus, find out whether he's found a lawyer to help with Andres Mascorro's appeal.
    Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)

    • 41 min
    13: The Breakthrough

    13: The Breakthrough

    As he approaches the end of his investigation into the confessions of Angel Reséndiz, Alex has been trying to get a lawyer to look at the convictions of Diamantina Kolojaco and Andres Mascorro. He finally meets Catherine Greene Burnett, Associate Dean at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, and finds a big breakthrough in the case.
    He also finally meets Andres Mascorro's family and updates them.
    Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)

    • 30 min
    12: Michelle Lyons (BONUS EP)

    12: Michelle Lyons (BONUS EP)

    In this episode Alex speaks to someone who not only spent lots of time with Angel Resendiz on Death Row, she also watched him die.
    Michelle Lyons was spokeswoman for the Texas department of Criminal Justice and she’s got some pretty unnerving things to say about Resendiz as she got to know him pretty well on his time on Death Row.
    Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)

    • 22 min
    11: Run with the Railroad

    11: Run with the Railroad

    In 1997, two young lovers, Jesse Howell and Wendy Von Huben, went missing in Florida after riding the rails down there.  Two years on, Resendiz confessed to killing the couple, and led detectives to Von Huben's body.  Alex looks deeper into this case and finds strong similarities with Resendiz's confession to him of multiple murders on the California/Arizona border.

    Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and presented by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

SueNick2112 ,

Excellent podcast

I’ve just found and listened to this series and have really enjoyed it hope we will get updates on what happened next. Really would recommend.

Jexit Jen ,

Compelling story so well told

Just finished the entire series in just a few sittings. Alex tells a great story, reserving opinion as far as necessary. Unlike many other true crime stories you feel this one will get a conclusion. Oh and fab sound track too!

Boston1981 ,

Really engaging podcast

Alex Hannaford is really great to listen to, he’s concise, has a good voice and is really engaging. A really interesting podcast.

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