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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

    Introducing - The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    Introducing - The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra

    Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze and pills, and his family was falling apart. Barry needed a miracle. And against all odds, he got one. One day the voice of God came over the radio in Barry’s car and told him there was a simple solution to all his problems: all he had to do was kidnap Frank Sinatra, Jr. For the first time ever, Barry Keenan shares his version of the bizarre story in his own words, from beginning to end. This is just a preview of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, but you can listen to full episodes at wondery.fm/MindsofMadnessScheme

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    • 8 min
    Episode 107 - Mollie Tibbetts

    Episode 107 - Mollie Tibbetts

    For some, it may be hard to believe there are still places that exist in the world where people don't give a second thought to leaving their doors unlocked. Small, safe, secure communities where the possibility of crime is the farthest thing from anyone's mind.

    20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts lived in such a place - the tight-knit farm community of Brooklyn, Iowa. But on a cool evening in the summer of July 2018, that was all about to change.




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    Feel The Madness - The Funkoars

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    Research & Writing:

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    Sources:

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/08/17/cristhian-bahena-rivera-mollie-tibbetts-brooklyn-murder-marshalltown-frese-iowa-immigrant-trial/1996512001/

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/12/28/mollie-tibbetts-iowa-ia-brooklyn-mexican-immigrant-murder-suspect-ulises-felix-cristhian-rivera/2430196002/

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/09/01/mollie-tibbetts-father-common-decency-immigration-heartless-despicable-donald-trump-jr-column/1163131002/

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/2018/08/22/first-degree-murder-charges-filled-mollie-tibbetts-investigation/1061930002/

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/08/21/mollie-tibbetts-missing-iowa-student-body-cristhian-bahena-rivera-arrest-warrant/1058089002/

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/2018/08/20/mollie-tibbetts-knows-how-connect-people-father-says/1044881002/

    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/2018/08/21/searching-mollie-tibbetts/1053041002

    https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/crops/pdf/a1-12.pdf

    https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a23571291/mollie-tibbetts-memorial-run/

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary

    • 56 min
    Introducing - Killer Psyche

    Introducing - Killer Psyche

    When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “WHY?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On KILLER PSYCHE, retired FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she worked on first-hand. Candice has been called the FBI’s “real-life Clarice Starling,” and she will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.

     

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    • 6 min
    Episode 106 - Sydney Loofe

    Episode 106 - Sydney Loofe

    In November 2017, 24-year-old Nebraskan Sydney Loofe was ecstatic after a successful first date with a woman she’d met on Tinder and couldn’t wait for a second. Her dream match, however, wasn’t who she was claiming to be and her intentions for their second date were anything but romantic.




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    Feel The Madness - The Funkoars

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars




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    Research & Writing:

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    Sources:

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/07/236939/nebraska-man-aubrey-trail-sex-cult-witches-vampire-testimony-murder-trial

    https://www.1011now.com/2020/10/06/bailey-boswell-trial-day-9-witnesses-discuss-dna-evidence-surveillance-video/

    https://www.knopnews2.com/content/news/Sydney-Loofe-murder-trial-continues-without-Trail--Search-for-Loofes-remains-outlined--511839881.html

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/sydney-loofe-aubrey-trail

    https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Prosecution-shows-surveillance-video-from-hotels-Trail-and-Boswell-stayed-in-after-Sydney-Loofes-death-512173651.html

    https://www.newschannelnebraska.com/story/42730171/text-conversations-home-depot-purchases-revealed-at-boswell-trial

    http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1181608/good-morning-beautiful-jury-reads-tinder-messages-between-sydney-loofe-bailey

    https://www.klkntv.com/bailey-boswell-found-guilty-of-first-degree-murder/

    https://www.1011now.com/2020/10/08/witnesses-show-pattern-of-bailey-boswell-meeting-women-on-tinder-talking-about-torture-killing/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIU64teSMHg

    https://www.myantelopecountynews.com/nelighnews/susie-loofe-provides-first-testimony-in-murder-trial?fbclid=IwAR2quRKR-IgJt5ttEayBpvv_A3UiEOra0CEVWSvVZ0iwwGajrZ1TC_I3XZ8

    https://www.klkntv.com/sydney-loofes-mother-friends-testify-at-boswell-trial/

    https://www.knopnews2.com/2020/10/01/bailey-boswell-trial-day-6-witnesses-explain-how-technology-helped-crack-the-case/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5osimcT84wM&ab_channel=LNKTVCity

    https://kearneyhub.com/news/state/iowa-town-bewildered-by-former-star-athletes-link-to-sydney-loofe-case/article_009df68e-de88-11e7

    • 45 min
    Episode 105 - Grace Millane

    Episode 105 - Grace Millane

    Backpacking around the world - very few ideas bring to mind such a sense of adventure, independence, and romantic idealism. For one young woman, in November 2018, traveling the world before jumping into a career was a dream come true. But she never could’ve imagined the danger in store for her in what is widely considered one of the safest countries in the entire world.




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    Feel The Madness - The Funkoars

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars




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    Research & Writing:

    Ryan Deininger




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    Sources:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/117623648/the-complete-evidence-the-grace-millane-murder-trial-heard-inside-the-case-that-gripped-a-nation

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/grace-millane-murder-trial-accused-told-police-he-last-saw-grace-at-10pm/ZPTGAIWHZEWTFRCZWXUZMKPNWI/

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/11/grace-millane-murder-trial-timeline-of-british-backpackers-final-hours.html

    https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-national/timeline-trials-and-conviction-grace-millanes-killer-jesse-kempson#:~:text=British%20backpacker%20Grace%20Millane%20arrived,grave%20in%20the%20Wait%C4%81kere%20Ranges.

    https://gracemillane.portfoliobox.net/cv

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/grace-millane-murder-woman-who-went-on-date-with-killer-warns-women-to-trust-their-instincts.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Grace_Millane

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300152121/grace-millane

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300149742/grace-millanes-killer-named-as-jesse-kempson-who-raped-and-attacked-other-women

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300185667/grace-millane-jesse-kempson-abused-multiple-women-before-murdering-backpacker

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/109943778/grace-millane-woman-feels-lucky-to-be-alive-after-terrifying-date-with-killer

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/grace-millane-remembered-during-funeral-in-hometown-overnight/7EQHCIBK3KCE5BHO2I4I2NOAMM/

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/whanganui-chronicle/news/grace-millane-remembered-by-those-who-knew-her-as-a-beautiful-person-inside-and-ou

    • 58 min
    Introducing - The Devil Within

    Introducing - The Devil Within

    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life.

    Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic” 

    This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession. 

    On the new podcast, THE DEVIL WITHIN, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed.  

    Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? THE DEVIL WITHIN finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades...

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    • 8 min

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Strong cases for the Death Penalty.

There is no ‘low bar’ for these criminals.

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love this podcast

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