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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 • 59 Ratings

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

    File 81: Jane Toppan and Winnie Ruth Judd

    File 81: Jane Toppan and Winnie Ruth Judd

    In the 1890’s Jane Toppan killed 12 people and possibly many more with the ambition “to have killed more people—helpless people—than any other man or woman who ever lived.”
    In 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd was accused of murdering her two best friends and stuffing their bodies in steamer trunks, earning her the nickname The Trunk Murderess. But was she really guilty?
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    File 80: The Disappearances of the Jamison Family and Phoenix Coldon

    File 80: The Disappearances of the Jamison Family and Phoenix Coldon

    In Oklahoma in 2009, the Jamison family - dad Bobby, mom Sherilyn, and daughter Madyson - disappeared from the Sans Bois Mountains near where they were planning on building their dream home.  
    In 2011, 23 year old Phoenix Coldon disappeared from her home in Spanish Lake, Missouri where she had recently moved back in with her parents.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    File 79: The Wrongful Convictions of James Richardson and Alice Crimmins

    File 79: The Wrongful Convictions of James Richardson and Alice Crimmins

    This week on The Wardcaster Files, we cover two cases of Wrongful Convictions. 
    First, Josh covers the case of James Richardson, who was accused of poisoning his seven children, even though he wasn’t home at the time. 
    Then Sherrie discusses Alice Crimmins, who was also accused of killing her two children despite evidence showing otherwise. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    File 78: Kathleen Folbigg and The Moors Murders

    File 78: Kathleen Folbigg and The Moors Murders

    What happened to Kathleen Folbigg’s four babies between 1989 and 1999?  Did they die from unfortunate cases of SIDS or were they cruelly murdered by their own mother?
    Myra Hindley is another woman who was involved in the death of children, but we know she is responsible along with her boyfriend, Ian Brady. They murdered five children between 1963 and 1965. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Have You Seen This?! Til Death Do Us Part, S1E2, Three Pops and a Pause

    Have You Seen This?! Til Death Do Us Part, S1E2, Three Pops and a Pause

    Ashlee and Emmett Corrigan seem to have the perfect marriage. True love, five beautiful kids, and a burgeoning new career. But one shocking night in March, 2011, turns all of that upside down. 
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    • 25 min
    File 77: Serial Killer Peter Tobin and the Moorhouse Murders

    File 77: Serial Killer Peter Tobin and the Moorhouse Murders

    Scottish-born serial killer Peter Tobin is responsible for at least three deaths from 1991 to 2006, but could there be dozens more?
    In Australia, David and Catherine Birnie abducted, raped, and murdered four women in a rampage in 1986.  How did this murderous couple build up to these heinous crimes?
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

HFA32 ,

One of the BEST

I adore the hosts and the show. They tell stories that are lesser known and interesting. They show respect for all the victims and often poke fun at the stupidity of criminals. Their “spin” on topics is just as exciting when they find out what they will be researching and then when they tell it. Well told stories and the dynamic between Sherrie and Josh is one of the best that’s on air at the moment. Proud to be a Profiler and will continue to support this amazing podcast!!

Mamahahanana ,

Insightful and non conventional

I listened to several crime podcasts. This one is different. I know that one of the crime podcasts used a clip of this show as a bad example to demonstrate that the hosts should respect the case and respect the victim. I need to say come on! Listen to their full episode! Sherrie and Josh they respect the case and they respect the victim. Of course they make fun of the criminals and how stupid they are! That’s why it makes this show entertaining and non conventional! They are like two friends sitting next to me in my couch, with all the good crime stories! Some of their stories are really unique and really touching. Thanks! Josh for your willingness to share your personal story! Hug hug! They address stories that are from under represented populations. I really like the pride month stories. They are my new world of crimes.
Fabulous, you do you.

tritch1 ,

Great coverage and interesting cases

I enjoy the hosts and they have introduced me to many cases I didn’t know about, which I didn’t think was possible. Really enjoying the stories and their coverage.

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