26 episodes

When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.
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When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.
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    George Trepal: The Mensa Murderer

    George Trepal: The Mensa Murderer

    This episode comes out for free on 12/7, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong examines George Trepal, The Mensa Murderer. George attempted to kill 6 people - his next door neighbors - but only one of the victims died. George, a former chemist, used a highly toxic and rare poison, and believed with his genious IQ that he could outsmart the police. Candice dives into what the use of this particularly brutal poison tells us about this brilliant chemist, and why his faith in his own intelligence might have led to his eventual capture and arrest.

    Pedro Rodrigues Filho: The Brazilian Dexter

    Pedro Rodrigues Filho: The Brazilian Dexter

    Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Pedro Rodrigues Filho, aka the Brazilian Dexter. Filho killed around 100 men -- 47 of them while he was imprisoned -- all of whom he deemed unworthy to live. And yet, Rodrigues Filho is now out of jail and has become a YouTube star in his native Brazil. Candice unpacks the events that led to his release and how this brutal, prolific killer became a Brazilian celebrity.

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    • 32 min
    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera

    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera

    It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.




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    • 4 min
    Fox Lake Murder

    Fox Lake Murder

    Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong and her producer, Julie, discuss the Fox Lake Murder - the subject of season three of Wondery’s podcast, “Over My Dead Body.” They explore the impact the resolution of the case had on the family of Joe Gliniewicz, the town of Fox Lake, and the law enforcement officers that worked the case.




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    • 39 min
    Jodi Arias: The Most Hated Woman in America

    Jodi Arias: The Most Hated Woman in America

    Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong revisits the case of Jodi Arias, who became a media sensation after she brutally killed her ex boyfriend,Travis Alexander. Jodi told one lie after another and gave interview after interview, never believing that she would ever be convicted. Candice will explore why Jodi was not only dubbed, “the most hated woman in America,” but was also known as the “poster girl for narcissism.”

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    • 45 min
    John Orr: The Pillow Pyro

    John Orr: The Pillow Pyro

    Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the notorious arsonist, John Orr - also known as The Pillow Pyro. John was supposed to be one of the good guys - he was an Arson Investigator with the Glendale Fire Department in California - and he was skilled at determining the point of origin for most fires. But, that may be because he set the majority of them. Candice looks at the mindset of the man who started over 2000 fires and killed 4 people. 

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    • 39 min

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