Rotten but still a little sweet! Rotten Mango is a true crime + all things spooky podcast. We love doing deep dives into the darkest crimes and we tend to not leave out any details - which can get a little rotten at times. If you want deep dives in the psychology of killers, no holding back storytelling of crimes, and stories of lesser known criminals from around the world this is the place for you. Welcome to Rotten Mango but don’t worry it all comes with a seasoning of comedy/sweetness.
#61: Vanished In Tokyo (Case Lucie Blackman / Joji Obara)
A Japanese Hostess Club - purchase a table by the hour - female hostesses will come and sit with you the entire time. They pour your drinks, light your cigarette, flirt with you, and stroke your ego.
There’s an unspoken law that all the flirting - was nothing but a fantasy.
But when a British Airways flight attendant disappears while working at a hostess club - a question arises…
Was her abduction someone’s fantasy?
#60: The Death Room Murders (Serial Killer - Dorothea Puente)
You look out your window - the landlord has dug up another large hole in the backyard… they’re always doing strange gardening projects late at night.
You walk into the kitchen - there’s that smell again… the landlord says it’s new fertilizer but the smell is distinct.
There are usually 8 tenants but once in a while, one will disappear without notice… what really is going on in this house?
#59: The Pig Farm Serial Killer (Case - Robert Pickton)
Did you know pigs will eat anything?
The Pickton Pig Farm - was isolated, private, had its own slaughterhouse equipped with commercial freezers, and hundreds of very hungry pigs.
The farm was well known by locals for many things - mainly the smell that radiated from it… but soon it would be known by the whole world.
For where 49 women get murdered…
#58: Dr. Starvation The Serial Killer (Linda Hazzard & Belle Gunness)
A massive 3 story sanatorium in the isolated woods of Washington. The whispers about what goes on in there - I heard she buries another patient every single day. If you walk past it the scary doctor might snatch you, lock you in a room, and starve you to death.
Sounds like campfire scary stories? But what if it’s not. What if this is one of America’s worst female serial killers?
#57: The Kidnap Kit (Case of Becky Watts)
A family begged their community to help find their missing 16 year old daughter. #FindBecky started trending on social media. Nobody was prepared to find out that -
A 16 year old schoolgirl had been brutally murdered in her own room, decapitated, dismembered, and placed into suitcases.
Not long after 6 people were arrested - 2 of them family members.
#56: Mommy Needs Money Murders (Case of Ellen Boehm)
Ellen could hear her 8-year-old daughter splashing around in the bath with her barbies. Thankfully her son was fast asleep - another long exhausting day as a single mom.
But what if things didn’t have to be this way? Ellen calmly walked over to the bathroom, plugged in her hairdryer… and threw it in the bathtub where Stacy was playing... Plop.