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A podcast focusing on criminals with mental illnesses or disabilities. We discuss how these factors may have affected them or their crimes. We look at these crimes and criminals through an educational lens and dive into the specifics of their mental illnesses or disabilities.

Special Criminals Casey & Monica

    • Education
    • 4.1 • 41 Ratings

A podcast focusing on criminals with mental illnesses or disabilities. We discuss how these factors may have affected them or their crimes. We look at these crimes and criminals through an educational lens and dive into the specifics of their mental illnesses or disabilities.

    Wayne Henry Garrison - Depression and psych concerns

    Wayne Henry Garrison - Depression and psych concerns

    On this episode of Special Criminals, we will be discussing the case of Wayne Henry Garrison, who was called the Tulsa Child Serial Killer and who had a history of hospitalizations due to mental health concerns as a child. Stay tuned to hear more!...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Kipland (Kip) Kinkel - Learning Disability and Depression

    Kipland (Kip) Kinkel - Learning Disability and Depression

     On this weeks episode of Special Criminals, we will be discussing the case of Kipland (Kip) Kinkel, a young man who was diagnosed with learning disabilities early on in school, mental illnesses as a teenager, and then perpetrated a school shooting....

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Women's Mental Health Through History

    Women's Mental Health Through History

    On this episode of Special Criminals, we will be diving into a portion of women’s mental health through the years, starting back in the 1800s and bringing it to some of the modern day equivalents. Stay tuned to hear more! If you need help, please reach...

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Short Story - "The Yellow Wallpaper"

    Short Story - "The Yellow Wallpaper"

    On this episode of Special Criminals, we are doing something a little different. To help celebrate Halloween, we are bringing an old short story to you - "The Yellow Wallpaper." This old story was written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and first published...

    • 49 min
    Jodi Arias - Borderline Personality Disorder (Suspected)

    Jodi Arias - Borderline Personality Disorder (Suspected)

    On this episode of Special Criminals, we will be discussing the case of Jodi Arias, a woman who murdered her boyfriend after stalking him. She was also evaluated for borderline personality disorder. Stay tuned to hear more!Please rate and review! Every...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Michelle Erstikaitis - Personality Disorders and Psychopathy

    Michelle Erstikaitis - Personality Disorders and Psychopathy

    On this episode of Special Criminals, we will be discussing the case of Michelle Erstikaitis, a woman who has been placed on Canada’s dangerous offender list and given an indefinite sentence. She has also been diagnosed with multiple personality...

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Mandi-Candi ,

perfect to listen to anytime

I really love listening to your conversations and not just fact after fact. It feels like im included in the conversation and its super nice. Also this is the only place that goes in depth of the psychology behind the people you guys mention, which is the most interesting part of true crime. I just really appreciate what you guys do and hope to hear more!!!

mollyfae ,

Oof

The title is cringeworthy. It’s 2021, please use a less patronizing term than “special,” preferably one that more actual disabled and/or mentally ill folks self identify with. The podcast itself is also incredibly boring—sounds like a conversation with none of the irrelevant parts edited out. Some may like that style, but not for me.

britt1977 ,

I would like it but...

I would like it but the co-host is annoying. Every thing that is said about the killers is ‘awe’ and ‘so sad’ . It’s not sad at all.

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