12 episodes

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.

Motive for Murder NBC News

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 4.8K Ratings

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive.

    Introducing: Making Space with Hoda Kotb

    Introducing: Making Space with Hoda Kotb

    As a bonus for Motive for Murder listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of the brand new original podcast, Making Space with Hoda Kotb.

    Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb on a journey of self-discovery and resilience of the human spirit. Hoda hears from some of the people she admires most, and whose stories of personal triumph keep her going. Like Hoda, you’ll leave these talks stronger than when you started and inspired to make space in your own life.

    Listen now to Making Space with Hoda Kotb: https://link.chtbl.com/makingspace_feed

    • 1 min
    BONUS: Killer Role

    BONUS: Killer Role

    As a bonus for Motive for Murder listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Killer Role, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison.

    An actress playing a killer in a horror film is so good, you’d almost think she’d done it in real life. Turns out she had… Dateline’s Keith Morrison takes you inside a story where fiction and reality collide.

    Listen Now to Killer Role: https://link.chtbl.com/kr_dateline_fd

    • 4 min
    Introducing: Killer Role

    Introducing: Killer Role

    The actress Wyn Reed had that powerful combination of charisma, beauty and smarts. She was such a talent that a team of movie producers couldn’t believe it when the 28 year-old Wyn agreed to play the lead — a killer—in their upcoming, small-budget, horror movie. What the filmmakers didn’t know, as they got on location, was that Wyn wasn’t really Wyn. That was all make believe. But the killer part? That was real. This original podcast series from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC tells a story even Hollywood couldn’t have imagined.

    • 2 min
    BONUS: Mommy Doomsday

    BONUS: Mommy Doomsday

    As a bonus for Motive for Murder listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Mommy Doomsday, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison.

    The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 would expose a bizarre trail of death, devotion and Doomsday beliefs that captivated the nation. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the haunting mystery that has to be heard to be believed.

    Subscribe to Mommy Doomsday now: https://link.chtbl.com/mommydoomsday_drop

    • 4 min
    Introducing: Mommy Doomsday

    Introducing: Mommy Doomsday

    The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 would expose a bizarre trail of death, devotion and Doomsday beliefs that captivated the nation. A haunting podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC, Mommy Doomsday premieres February 16th. Subscribe now.

    • 3 min
    6 - Straight To Hell

    6 - Straight To Hell

    A conversation with a killer and the motive for murder is revealed.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

littleporkbao ,

Loved it!

I binged this series and it was really good. Interesting and of course very sad story. The narrator is always great. I always say it’s Like the only way you would fall asleep listening to murder stories so soothingly - highly recommend

Lisalouise0713 ,

Really good heartbreaking story

I currently live in Houston and I remember the news of the woman who was shot in her car by the Galleria mall. I never found out the back story and I appreciate Josh’s compassionate way that he tells the victim’s story. They deserve to have their story told. Well done podcast.

Stui Wa ,

Incredibly Satisfying

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast. I had previously watched another dateline show on these two murders. This version fills in the gaps, adds even greater depth to an already good story,
and portrays the story with humanity and sensitivity.I was all about Keith Morrison before, pretty much exclusively, but I’m adding Manx to the pedestal.

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