18 episodes

Hear from history’s most notorious serial killers—with chilling audio straight from the monsters themselves. Hosted by criminal psychologist Michelle Ward, Mind of a Monster brings you exclusive access and insight into these depraved killers.
Mind of a Monster Season 2 takes us back to 70s and 80s Los Angeles when two of the most notorious, vicious, and devastating serial killers in US history spread fear across the city: The Hillside Strangler and The Night Stalker. Between them, 25 murders, 5 attempted murders, and an unknown number of sexual assaults occurred, putting an entire city in a state of terror. Dr. Michelle Ward – who grew up in LA – speaks candidly with detectives, experts, friends, family and witnesses involved in each case to unravel exactly what happened and explore the shocking details to try and find out why such monsters came to be.
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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 310 Ratings

Hear from history’s most notorious serial killers—with chilling audio straight from the monsters themselves. Hosted by criminal psychologist Michelle Ward, Mind of a Monster brings you exclusive access and insight into these depraved killers.
Mind of a Monster Season 2 takes us back to 70s and 80s Los Angeles when two of the most notorious, vicious, and devastating serial killers in US history spread fear across the city: The Hillside Strangler and The Night Stalker. Between them, 25 murders, 5 attempted murders, and an unknown number of sexual assaults occurred, putting an entire city in a state of terror. Dr. Michelle Ward – who grew up in LA – speaks candidly with detectives, experts, friends, family and witnesses involved in each case to unravel exactly what happened and explore the shocking details to try and find out why such monsters came to be.
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    S2 Ep.6: Killers on Trial

    S2 Ep.6: Killers on Trial

    In the season finale, all three killers face the justice system. Dr. Michelle Ward guides us through legal proceedings and the circus of the courtroom – from Bianchi turning against Buono, to Richard Ramirez’s satanic theatrics. Will the killers be convicted?
     
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    • 32 min
    S2 Ep.5: The Satanic Murders

    S2 Ep.5: The Satanic Murders

    The shocking revelation about Kenneth Bianchi’s mental state is put under the microscope. Does he really have Multiple Personality Disorder? Or is he just faking it? Dr. Michelle Ward interrogates the evidence and tracks the arrest of Angelo Buono. 
    In 1985, Richard Ramirez’s killings plunge the entire state into mass panic until investigators finally make a breakthrough. Could they be on the brink of apprehending the Night Stalker?
     
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    • 29 min
    S2 Ep.4: Catch Me If You Can

    S2 Ep.4: Catch Me If You Can

    In this episode, Dr. Michelle Ward takes us beat by beat as the murders and disappearances continue, the net finally closes in on Kenneth Bianchi, and a journalist picks up the hunt for the second Hillside Strangler. We also flashforward to 1985 as Satan-worshipping Richard Ramirez begins to terrorize LA. Will the horror ever end?
     
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    • 33 min
    S2 Ep.3: No One’s Safe

    S2 Ep.3: No One’s Safe

    In this episode, we follow the story of Kimberly Martin, a teenager who moves to LA to make a life for herself but crosses paths with the Hillside Stranglers. Meanwhile, 800 miles away in El Paso, Texas, 17-year-old Richard Ramirez obsesses over serial killers like Jack the Ripper. With more disappearances and killings, the public starts to wonder – is anyone safe?  
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    • 31 min
    S2 Ep.2: The Serial Killings Begin

    S2 Ep.2: The Serial Killings Begin

    It’s 1977 and women and girls around Hollywood are found murdered and displayed naked, with signs of strangulation. Dr. Michelle Ward follows the trail with former LAPD detective Bob Grogan and delves into Kenneth Bianchi’s and Angelo Buono’s psyches to get answers. Police are forced to confront a difficult truth – could there be a pair of serial killers operating in LA? 
     
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    • 28 min
    S2 Ep.1: Making a Killing in Hollywood

    S2 Ep.1: Making a Killing in Hollywood

    It’s the stuff of nightmares. Women and girls start disappearing, then are found murdered, naked and brutalized. A shadowy intruder breaks into homes, leaving satanic signs and murdering and raping everyone inside. Yet from 1977 to 1985 this was a reality for residents in Los Angeles as it became the center of two of the most notorious serial killer investigations in US history: those committed by the Hillside Strangler and the Night Stalker. 
    Criminal psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward takes us to the beginning of the horror. It’s October 17, 1977, and a young woman’s naked body is discovered near famed Hollywood cemetery, Forest Lawn. Little do investigators know that the killers are just getting started…
     
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

Binks67 ,

Excellent

Just heard the first podcast and already know I will listen to more. Keeps me intrigued. I’m a “armchair detective” who wants to try to understand why they do what they do. Thank you 😊👍

CallMeTheOriginal ,

rambling

Subject matter is good but episode dialogue rambles and is disjointed.

Sanicole91 ,

Amazing!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I was hesitant to start a season on the crimes of Ed Kemper and Herbert Mullins; we’ve all but exhausted and sensationalized every last detail. But!! This series was so well done. Extremely professional with a mental health perspective and a fresh focus on why this location had two horrible serial killers at the same time. By the time I finished this series I had spring cleaned my whole house! Amazing podcast, and perfect for all true crime lovers. If I had any recommendations it would be to PLEASE lengthen the episodes, they are far too short; 30 mins with ads? I’ve stopped listening as episodes are released and now wait to listen at the end of season.

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