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Join Ladygang's Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We're talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself. From Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer to an unknown heinous murder in your very own hometown, The First Degree will bring a new and refreshing perspective to the true crime phenomenon. And who knows... you may be our next guest.

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Join Ladygang's Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We're talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself. From Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer to an unknown heinous murder in your very own hometown, The First Degree will bring a new and refreshing perspective to the true crime phenomenon. And who knows... you may be our next guest.

    Dianne Hood, Part 2

    Dianne Hood, Part 2

    Diane Hood had been murdered in cold blood by her husband’s lover. That much is clear. But what everyone wants to know now is: Did she act alone, or did Diane’s husband come up with the idea? In episode 115, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude the story of the Fatal Attraction killing, with tales of manipulation, mercy killings, a life insurance policy, and a man twisting Bible verses for evil.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dianne Hood

    Dianne Hood

    Two women walk through a parking lot at night. They are accosted by a masked figure who demands their belongings. They comply. But as one of them runs away, she is shot in the back. The masked assailant then stands over her and shoots her in the chest, killing her. The police first think it’s a robbery gone wrong. But as they dig further, they find something far more sinister. In episode 114, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the Colorado Springs murder of Dianne Hood.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Vicki Logan & Wanda Faye Turner

    Vicki Logan & Wanda Faye Turner

    Imagine being in college and getting a phone call--the police think one of your best friends from high school, a guy you thought of as a little brother-- murdered his mother and grandmother. Where would your mind go? Would you immediately think “this can’t be true” and go into help mode? Would you be defiant till the end? Or as the evidence piled up against him, would you finally accept it? In episode 113, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the murders of Vicki Logan and Wanda Faye Turner.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 3

    Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 3

    In episode 112, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with part three of their series on The Oklahoma City Bombing.

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    • 53 min
    Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 2

    Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 2

    Imagine you just got married six weeks ago. You’re both secret service agents. You work in Phoenix. She works in Oklahoma City, but you are planning your next rendezvous soon. Then one morning, your beeper is filled with pages, one after another. All of them urgent. You learn the federal building in Oklahoma City has been destroyed by a terror attack. In episode 111, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined by another first degree connected with the Oklahoma City Bombing, and they cover the crime scene investigation and capture of Timothy McVeigh.

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    • 47 min
    Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 1

    Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 1

    Depending on your generation, you have those defining moments of our childhood, where you can recall exactly where you were when it happened. For baby boomers, it's the Kennedy assassination, for GenX’rs, it's the Challenger explosion, for Millennials, its 9/11. But how you would feel if you were a child, watching the events unfold on TV, and not knowing if a loved one who was there at the site of one of these events was alive or dead. In episode 110, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the horror of one of the worst terror attacks in American history, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.

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    • 54 min

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