8 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.

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    • 4.8 • 11 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

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Amazing (but incorrectly uploaded??)

Love this podcast! It’s so well narrated, writes, and I just wish there could be more. 100% recommend! Although I think episode four is incorrectly uploaded - every time I try to play it an episode of paper ghosts plays!

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