14 episodes

From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo's full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more than 50 years later, significant doubts continue to surround the case. Was DeSalvo really the killer? Was there more than one Strangler? And did the Boston PD and the FBI do everything necessary to find and stop the murderer?
 
Stranglers, an original 12-part weekly documentary podcast from Stitcher and Northern Light Productions, is a fascinating, contemporary audio investigation of the Boston Strangler story. Using never-before-heard voices, interviews with actual suspects, extensive original research and new conversations with the victims' family members, host Portland Helmich will introduce you to every facet of the case, from the reporters who originally covered it to the police who worked furiously to solve it, as well as terrified witnesses who claim to have met the Strangler himself.

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    • 4.8, 1.8K Ratings

From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo's full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more than 50 years later, significant doubts continue to surround the case. Was DeSalvo really the killer? Was there more than one Strangler? And did the Boston PD and the FBI do everything necessary to find and stop the murderer?
 
Stranglers, an original 12-part weekly documentary podcast from Stitcher and Northern Light Productions, is a fascinating, contemporary audio investigation of the Boston Strangler story. Using never-before-heard voices, interviews with actual suspects, extensive original research and new conversations with the victims' family members, host Portland Helmich will introduce you to every facet of the case, from the reporters who originally covered it to the police who worked furiously to solve it, as well as terrified witnesses who claim to have met the Strangler himself.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Nit41 ,

Greatful She Was

This was absolutely heartfelt and I’m quite sure very hard to due after so many years I’m glad this story was told meaning the behind the seance

gooatz ,

Great in-depth compelling and dark podcast

I have run thru all my favs. I like dark, smart well researched material. I heard an ad for this podcast and gave it a try. It’s very well done, lots of facts, tie ins, human interest and history. NO MINDLESS BABBLE!!! Thank you!!! I am sooo over hosts wasting my time w 20 min of gunk trying to be cool and chatty over crap I don’t care about. I am here for the crime. This podcast delivers!

Mooooo8 ,

Top Tier Podcast

This is probably the best true crime podcast out there. Beautifully produced and the interviews are extremely compassionate and not exploitative. I’ve listened to this podcast a couple times through because it’s that good. I will say that if you’re a female living alone, I’d be very wary of listening to this. It’s extremely scary and made me think twice about trusting anyone.

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