10 episodes

Everyone is someone's child, even a serial killer.

In each episode, Donal MacIntyre and a team of experts examine the complex stories of serial killers' family relationships and on a case by case basis looks at the vital role played by their mothers.

This Podcast is the companion series to the CBS Reality show ”Murderers and Their Mothers” Sundays at 10:00pm.

#MurdererMums
http://www.cbsreality.co.uk/

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Everyone is someone's child, even a serial killer.

In each episode, Donal MacIntyre and a team of experts examine the complex stories of serial killers' family relationships and on a case by case basis looks at the vital role played by their mothers.

This Podcast is the companion series to the CBS Reality show ”Murderers and Their Mothers” Sundays at 10:00pm.

#MurdererMums
http://www.cbsreality.co.uk/

    Ep10 - RICHARD KUKLONSKI: The Iceman Killer

    Ep10 - RICHARD KUKLONSKI: The Iceman Killer

    Richard Kuklinski, known as the ‘Iceman’ for his method of freezing victims to mask the time of death, claimed to have killed up to a hundred people in a criminal career spanning three decades. Born into a household plagued by violence, Kuklinski, according to his own testimony, was beaten on a daily basis by his Irish mother and alcoholic Polish father.
     
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    • 35 min
    Ep9 - LESZEK PEKALSKI: The Vampire of Bytowa

    Ep9 - LESZEK PEKALSKI: The Vampire of Bytowa

    One of Poland’s most notorious serial killers, Leszek Pekalski confessed to murdering dozens of people - men, women and children. Pekalski’s mother was a violent alcoholic who drank heavily while pregnant with Pekalski and his twin sister. The children were subjected to extreme physical violence at the hands of their mother and grandmother on a daily basis, neglected and often starved.

     
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    • 35 min
    Ep7 - ADAM LANZA: Sandy Hook School Shooting

    Ep7 - ADAM LANZA: Sandy Hook School Shooting

    Adam Lanza killed his mother before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School and shooting dead 20 children and six teachers in one of the bloodiest mass shootings in American history. Many blame his mother, Nancy – a gun enthusiast who did nothing to remove her arsenal of weapons from the family home – for refusing to get Adam the help he so badly needed.
     
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    • 38 min
    Ep6 - ROBERT BLACK: The Lone Killer

    Ep6 - ROBERT BLACK: The Lone Killer

    Serial child-killer Robert Black worked as a delivery driver, preying on young girls up and down the country. Black’s own childhood was fraught with violence and abandonment. His biological mother left him shortly after his birth, while his alcoholic foster mother neglected and physically abused him.

    Join MacIntyre and distinguished criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley as they unpick the psychology of one the most complex killers.
     
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    • 36 min
    Ep6 – JOACHIM KNYCHAŁA: Frankenstein

    Ep6 – JOACHIM KNYCHAŁA: Frankenstein

    Joachim Knychala, the Polish serial killer who earned the ghoulish nickname ‘Frankenstein’, attacked his victims with an axe, butchering and desecrating their bodies after death. He brutally murdered five women and attempted to murder another seven over eight grisly years. Knychala grew up in poverty, with a mother who rejected him and often had sex with boyfriends in front of him and a grandmother who meted out violent punishments on a daily basis. MacIntyre and criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley explore Knychala’s twisted relationship with his mother and grandmother to discover whether they were the cause of his murderous misogyny and why he was hell bent on becoming Poland’s most notorious serial killer.
     
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    • 34 min
    Ep5 - DENNIS NILSEN: The Kindly Killer

    Ep5 - DENNIS NILSEN: The Kindly Killer

    One of Britain’s most infamous killers, Dennis Nilsen murdered fifteen young men, some as young as 14, in London during the late seventies and early eighties. Nilsen held on to the corpses of his victims for weeks on end, keeping them in pristine condition and talking to them on his return home from work and sleeping beside them.
    His horrific crimes were only revealed when a plumbing company found human remains in his drains. But what led this seemingly normal civil servant to start killing for company? How big a role did his lonely childhood in an isolated Scottish fishing village play? And how devastating was his cold and religious mother’s inability to feel any love for him or to acknowledge his homosexuality?
    Join MacIntyre and distinguished criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley as they unpick the psychology of one of the country’s most complex killers.
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MsCaptainWinchester ,

Stop Blaming Video Games

I am enjoying this podcast, except that for every murderer they talk about, they bring up the fact that murderers are playing violent video games or movies, which is not really relevant. I and at least half the people I know play the same games and watch the same movies they are talking about these killers viewing and are not murderers. Concetrate on the family connection and leave the fact that a murderer was a fan of Wolverine (seriously?! Half of the male population of the world is a fan of Wolverine.) out of it.

M12457 ,

Interesting but problematic

Interesting, but blaming women for the toxic behavior of men is problematic. For example, the Iceman was clearly molded into a killer by his father, not his mother. Yet somehow the mother gets the blame.

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