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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime Esther Ludlow

    • True Crime

Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

    Introducing: Deadly Misadventures

    Introducing: Deadly Misadventures

    From Wondery Plus comes a new podcast, Deadly Misadventures, that asks the question do our choices control our destiny? Or is each day just a roll of the dice - a series of random events that have the potential to lead us to dark and unforgiving places?

    • 9 min
    Episode 158: Bad Seeds: Lowell Lee Andrews

    Episode 158: Bad Seeds: Lowell Lee Andrews

    In Kansas in 1958, an 18-year-old kills both of his parents and his only sibling. Was it a case of greed, mental illness, or was Andrews just a "bad seed"?  

    #parricide #InColdBlood #TheBrothersKaramazov #deathrow #familyannihilators 

    • 35 min
    Episode 157: Bad Seeds: Marlene Olive

    Episode 157: Bad Seeds: Marlene Olive

    In 1975, a rebellious teen enlists her boyfriend to kill her parents in a small, Northern California town. The gruesome crime would be dubbed "The Barbecue Murders" in the press. 

    • 46 min
    Episode 156: Behind the Crime: Aileen Wuornos

    Episode 156: Behind the Crime: Aileen Wuornos

    In this special episode I'll do an in-depth look at the infamous serial killer Aileen Wuornos.  

    Time stamps:
    Early Life: 02:41
    Teen Years: 13:25
    Young Adult Life: 32:17
    On the Road: 35:30
    Criminal Activity: 36:12
    Tyra: 47:30
    The Victims: 55:57
    Closing In/The Arrest: 1:36:40
    The Confession: 1:44:46
    Arlene Pralle/Adoption: 1:51:50
    The Trial: 1:56:42
    Death Sentence: 2:04:26
    Execution 2:12:44
    Final Thoughts: 2:14:35

    • 2 hr 22 min
    Bonus Episode: Happy New Year from Once Upon a Crime

    Bonus Episode: Happy New Year from Once Upon a Crime

    On this bonus episode I share the highs and lows for 2019, list the top episodes of last year, talk about upcoming events and share the last word on the 2019 plagiarism scandal.  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 155: Analyzing the JonBenet Ramsey Case with Jack Luna

    Episode 155: Analyzing the JonBenet Ramsey Case with Jack Luna

    On this special episode my guest is Jack Luna from Crime Machine Podcast.  We discuss the evidence and theories behind the JonBenet Ramsey Case.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

Monica and Shawn ,

Lots of original material

A really nice mix of stories you haven’t heard about before. Clear and well researched.

lillimay5 ,

Informative.

I think the work you do is amazing. Love how thorough you are. I just think that a little editing to have it run smoother would be helpful. It gets to detailed sometimes before we know what happened (the crime) or why we should be invested(the victim).

Nicpartyof6 ,

Huge fan!

I love how she tells the story, which is always well researched! It’s my go-to podcast when I want to hear what happened without a lot of side tracking chatter.

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