58 episodes

Crossing the Line is a true crime podcast revealing cases of the missing and murdered, told start-to-finish each week. Using the campfire storytelling style that made Paper Ghosts a #1 hit on the charts, host M. William Phelps connects deeply with families touched by violent crime - he understands them, because he is oneof them. Having gone through the murder of his own pregnant sister-in-law, Phelps brings not only his personal experience, but also 20-plus years of investigative journalism into the worlds of these stories. Follow and subscribe to Crossing the Line for a weekly dose of murder, mayhem and madness.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 438 Ratings

Crossing the Line is a true crime podcast revealing cases of the missing and murdered, told start-to-finish each week. Using the campfire storytelling style that made Paper Ghosts a #1 hit on the charts, host M. William Phelps connects deeply with families touched by violent crime - he understands them, because he is oneof them. Having gone through the murder of his own pregnant sister-in-law, Phelps brings not only his personal experience, but also 20-plus years of investigative journalism into the worlds of these stories. Follow and subscribe to Crossing the Line for a weekly dose of murder, mayhem and madness.

    Introducing Paper Ghosts Season 3

    Introducing Paper Ghosts Season 3

    When a young college student’s car was found abandoned on the side of a busy midwest highway in 1992, police figured it was a runaway case. Nine days later, she was found brutally murdered, nearly 500 miles away in another state. What happened to Tammy Jo Zywicki? Hear the story when PAPER GHOSTS returns with a new season on February 1.
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    • 2 min
    ‘THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE:’ The “Texting” Death of Conrad Roy

    ‘THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE:’ The “Texting” Death of Conrad Roy

    Conrad Roy died by suicide on a hot July night in 2014. But what is the true story behind “the girl from Plainville”, who faced a judge on manslaughter charges after texts reveal she might have had urged him to take his own life? Phelps digs into the social and legal aspects of this high-profile case, featured in a special Hulu series. 
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    • 41 min
    Tipster Killer

    Tipster Killer

    When a tipster starts calling in to a California tip line saying he knows where bodies are buried, eyebrows are raised. But after cash payouts for info on several missing women, suspicions arise that an actual serial killer might just be phoning in his own murders.
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    • 37 min
    The Frankford Slasher: The "Jack the Ripper" of Philly

    The Frankford Slasher: The "Jack the Ripper" of Philly

    During the late 1980s in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, women were murdered one after the other, with the brutality of a serial killer so exceptionally grotesque, he is compared to Jack the Ripper. Phelps goes deep into his psychology, in an episode surely not for kiddos. Buckle up.
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    • 40 min
    The Value of a Life: The Murder of Liz Romero

    The Value of a Life: The Murder of Liz Romero

    43-year-old Liz Romero of Waco, Texas goes missing in early April 2022. Her family and friends are concerned almost immediately. The case cools before a tip comes in. And the horror of what transpired becomes everyone’s worst reality. 
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    • 39 min
    The Petite Jasmine Tragedy

    The Petite Jasmine Tragedy

    A mother loses custody of her kids to her violent and abusive ex. Did the government go one step further and effectively sanction her murder?
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
438 Ratings

438 Ratings

Wmhunt ,

Good but Getting stale

Paper Ghost 5 stars. Same for White Eagle. Crossing The Line started off good but now covering stories that have been covered before on other podcasts.

beanna0105 ,

Huge Fan!

I’ve been a fan of Phelps for a very long time (as someone who took dance from Aprilles Danceprints). Have always watched his shows and just recently got into listening to Podcasts. He’s an excellent story teller in my opinion and I love the report he has with his producer! Keep it up!!

Blake102479 ,

M. William Phelps is fabulous!

I'm going to fan girl here for a minute and just say that I love everything this man does. I have listened to all of his podcasts and have enjoyed them all. I find his voice soothing. He always reveals something that I hadn't heard in other podcasts/news stories. He shows respect for the victims and their families which cannot be said for all podcasts. He has a great sense of humor and though I can't see him while listening to his podcasts I know that he is handsome. Give his podcasts a listen, you won't be disappointed.

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