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A true crime podcast exploring unsolved cases by way of psychology and evolution.

Cold Case Murder Mysteries Ryan Kraus

    • True Crime
    • 3.7 • 1.3K Ratings

A true crime podcast exploring unsolved cases by way of psychology and evolution.

    TOMB RAIDER: Carl Tanzler

    TOMB RAIDER: Carl Tanzler

    Join host Ryan Kraus for a very special episode as we delve deep into the darkest recesses of the human mind to uncover the truth about who we are. First is an extensive, in-depth discussion of the evolutionary trajectory of humanity, from the battlefield to the movie theater to creation of new universes. Following that, we'll enter the weird, wacky, and strange mind of tomb raider Carl Tanzler, who preserved a dead young woman as his corpse bride in order to accommodate an irreconcilable emotional ailment that prevented him from being able to distinguish purpose in his work and passion in his love life, leading him to shortcut technology in search of a solution. But what resulted was an abomination of nature.

    • 4 hr 33 min
    Metaphorical Plans for Unused Gas Cans: Mapping the Mind of Chris Watts

    Metaphorical Plans for Unused Gas Cans: Mapping the Mind of Chris Watts

    In August 2018, 33-year-old Chris Watts, a young father with a seemingly perfect life, found himself the subject of sensational headlines around the world when he viciously murdered his 34-year-old pregnant wife, Shanann, along with the couple's daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. In the aftermath, Watts admitted his wrongdoing, and went to prison for life; however, one question remains: why? Why did he throw it all away?







    Join host Ryan Kraus for a fascinating journey deep inside the criminal mind of a family annihilator, examining cognitive function, the evolutionary mechanics of thought, relationship dynamics, development of sociopathic behaviors, and more, in an effort to uncover why men kill.

    • 3 hr 42 min

    Invisible Intruders, Empty-Handed Looters & The Perfect Occasion for Planning a Home Invasion: Sandy Melgar

    Invisible Intruders, Empty-Handed Looters & The Perfect Occasion for Planning a Home Invasion: Sandy Melgar

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    On the afternoon of December 23, 2012, a Houston, TX woman named Sandra Melgar was discovered bound and trapped inside her bathroom closet, while her husband Jim lay nearby in a pool of blood, the victim of a vicious stabbing. In the aftermath, what initially seemed like a home invasion became a situation where detectives zeroed in on Sandy as the prime suspect. But could this seemingly fragile woman, limited by physical ailments such as two hip replacements and arthritis, really butcher her husband in cold blood? A jury believed so, and convicted Sandy. But did she do it? Join host Ryan Kraus for a psychological journey through the evolutionary implications of the crime scene and beyond in search of the truth.

    • 3 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

xxxjustamyxxx ,

Great Job!

Very interesting, great perspectives. A little different than your average true crime podcast. Insightful and interesting. The only thing slightly negative that I have to say is (I mean this in a constructive way) It’s unsettling to hear him take a drink and listen to the ice clanging in the glass, and the loud swallowing. Great podcast though!

Robbie1014 ,

Fascinating

Really enjoy listening. I don’t know how much I buy into some of his theories, and I disagree with some of his assessments, but his thoughts are always really interesting. I like the different perspectives he brings to cases

tonya rbg ,

Ryan’s lyin

I was disgusted to listen to this guy. He tried to sound as if he was giving legitimate facts about what the grieving process absolutely has to be.
Complete B.S!!!
THAT ISNT HOW GRIEF WORKS!!
At least he started spouting b.s. within the first 5 mins of the first podcast I played.
So I didn’t have to waste any more time listening.

If you’re gonna talk about true crime, stick to the facts. Don’t start make believing that you’re some kind of expert.

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