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Listen in as Sherrie Ward and Joshua Lancaster tell stories of true crimes.

The Wardcaster Files: A True Crime Podcast Sherrie Ward and Joshua Lancaster

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 67 Ratings

Listen in as Sherrie Ward and Joshua Lancaster tell stories of true crimes.

    The Final File: Richard Chase and The Hammersmith Ghost Murder

    The Final File: Richard Chase and The Hammersmith Ghost Murder

    In this final episode of The Wardcaster Files, Sherrie discusses the Vampire of Sacramento - Richard Chase and Josh covers the unusual murder of the Ghost of Hammersmith. 
    Thank you for your support over the last two years, it’s been a blast!
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    • 58 min
    File 91: Angels of Death Dr. Harold Shipman and Elizabeth Wettlaufer

    File 91: Angels of Death Dr. Harold Shipman and Elizabeth Wettlaufer

    What motivates a health care professional to commit the ultimate betrayal and do harm to their patient?  Sometimes it’s to spare the victim pain and suffering, but often there are other, nefarious reasons, like sex and greed.
    This week on The Wardcaster Files, we discuss two cases of medical serial killers, Dr. Harold Shipman and Elizabeth Wettlaufer.
    Stay tuned to the end for a big announcement and, as always, thanks for listening!
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    • 37 min
    File 90: Murder in the Family, Andrea Yates and Edward Gingerich

    File 90: Murder in the Family, Andrea Yates and Edward Gingerich

    In 2001, while her husband was at work, Andrea Yates drowned all five of her young children in the bathtub. 
    In 1993 Edward Gingerich killed his wife in a frenzy and became the first Amish man to be convicted of murder. 
    What motivated these two people to brutally end the lives of their loved ones, devastating their entire families?
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    File 89: The Kingsbury Run Murders and the Murder of Patricia Sue Richmond

    File 89: The Kingsbury Run Murders and the Murder of Patricia Sue Richmond

    Who was responsible for killing and dismembering 12+ people in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1930’s?  Was it one of the city’s homeless population or a skilled medical professional?

    In 1973 Patricia Sue Richmond was on her way home when she disappeared. Her burned car was found that same day but Susie’s body wasn’t found until two weeks later. Who could have brutally murdered this young mother?
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    • 55 min
    File 88: Children Who Kill - Danny Kovarbasich and Mary Bell

    File 88: Children Who Kill - Danny Kovarbasich and Mary Bell

    Danny Kovarbasich was only 16 years old when he violently beat and stabbed a friend of the family. 
    Mary Bell was just 11 when she was convicted of murdering and mutilating two toddlers. 
    What caused these two children to lash out and commit the ultimate crime?
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    File 87: Religious Murders

    File 87: Religious Murders

    Jeffrey Lundgren created an RLDS splinter group and proclaimed to be a prophet of the Lord, but why did he despise and hate his followers, the Avery family so much? 
    On the flip side, John Lawson believed he was the demon Pazuzu and lived his life in hatred and filth, which had unfortunate consequences for 2 people who crossed his path. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

AlliWill ,

Amazing True Crime Podcast

Guys…I just discovered this podcast in May. I went back and listened to every episode ever, and I am so saddened to hear that next week will be the final episode! :( I seriously feel so connected to Joshua and Sherie through this podcast, and I have learned so much about true crime. Also have to add in that while they don’t get super political within the show, it’s comforting to know where they stand as far as human rights issues (hint: it’s the compassionate side). Thanks for an awesome show y’all…you will be missed!

kiernan delaney ,

gr8 podcast, but i got some complaints.

if it wasn’t for the same old “which makes [killer’s name] a [zodiac sign]” for every time they say a killer’s date of birth, that would be great. what would also be great if they could stop being so offtopic for some of the murders to i guess in a way “relate” to the murders?

:Maya: ,

Amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Keeps you interested and informed about the cases. They respect the victims and give them the recognition that they deserve. I love it every time they get a new topic because I can’t wait for the next episode. I hope they keep up the amazing work!

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