13 episodes

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

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    • 4.3, 7.5K Ratings

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Mimimimi1232123 ,

Happy Face is hard to follow

The story is great but the 3 of us are very confused following who is talking, or where we are in the timeline. It jumps around a lot in the timeline and we can’t tell where Happy Face is. For example, suddenly we hear them talking about when the mom and dad they first met and we were confused on what she was talking and laughing about. This has been frequent throughout the first two chapters, but we’re giving it a chance!

ezswen ,

Overwhelming

Music is used as a tool to transition within the story. While this can be effective it is over-used in the Happy Face Podcast, and it seems as if there is as much music as story. On the other hand the narrative is titillating, and leaves the listener yearning for the next episode.

Claricie66 ,

Tears

I’m only half way through but this hits hard. I appreciate the focus on Leroy and what he went through. That is a difficult part of true crime that we don’t often hear. It helps to truly understand what this man did. There is so much compassion in this podcast.

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