14 episodes

A true crime podcast that recalls the brutal slaying of BETTY ANN SULLIVAN on a snowy night in January of 1988, a night that, more than 30 years later, the small town of Jefferson Township, New Jersey has yet to fully recover from. The violence of that evening shocked the nation for the perpetrator... was her own son, a boy of fourteen who would take his own life only hours later. What the investigation revealed left a community in tatters, unwilling to believe the evil that had befallen them.

The Devil Within Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 3.2 • 2.1K Ratings

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A true crime podcast that recalls the brutal slaying of BETTY ANN SULLIVAN on a snowy night in January of 1988, a night that, more than 30 years later, the small town of Jefferson Township, New Jersey has yet to fully recover from. The violence of that evening shocked the nation for the perpetrator... was her own son, a boy of fourteen who would take his own life only hours later. What the investigation revealed left a community in tatters, unwilling to believe the evil that had befallen them.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing: ISLAND

    Introducing: ISLAND

    The history of the island of Manhattan.

    • 2 min
    Interview

    Interview

    An interview with the writer/director.

    • 32 min
    A Prayer in Spring

    A Prayer in Spring

    The writer/director returns to the scene of the crime.

    • 23 min
    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Season one ends with shocking answers to thirty year old questions.

    • 34 min
    Acquainted with the Night

    Acquainted with the Night

    Tommy returns to Clinton Road with a singular purpose.

    • 34 min
    The Road Not Taken

    The Road Not Taken

    Tommy makes his first trip to the mysterious ruins in the woods of Clinton Road.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

JackieWhiteRvA ,

Interesting story but audio is terrible

The music that plays every paragraph ending is super distracting. Like just talk. You don’t need all the bells.
This doesn’t feel like a Wondery podcast

Papa Fraley ,

This is a ghost story, not journalism

I expected some sensationalism, but this is just too much speculation, to the point of being offensive. You pan this off as journalism, but it’s simply a modern-day ghost story. Try to stick to the facts, at least a little bit next time. Or, make it clear you’re just making a bunch of crap up. The idea you can speculate what was on this child’s mind in the last moment of his mothers and then his own life is kind of gross, honestly. Come on, Wondery, you have and can do better.

Johnkirin ,

The single worst podcast I have ever listened to

This is more poorly and breathlessly written than a piece of Twilight fan fic produced by a fifth-grader. Just jumps from one absurd sweeping generalization to the next (some directly contradictory of each other) about what is a normal, boring exurb and a normal, if too-conservative parochial school. I know, because I’m from the town and attended the school; I don’t have any strong feelings about the town and hated the school, but neither was priming this boy to be in constant fear of demonic possession. Just a mentally ill kid. The narrator’s judgment is so poor and misleading that I’m not even sure that one can trust the simple facts (such as names and dates) he presents. I refer to him as a narrator, because this is a poor piece of fantasy, not reporting.

Oh, and the “Batman voice” the narrator uses … could have been spared that nonsense too.

WHY CAN’T I GIVE THIS TRASH ZERO STARS?!?

SHAME ON WONDERY!!!

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