14 episodes

The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capitol murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County? 

The Piketon Massacre iHeartRadio

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 2.6K Ratings

The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capitol murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County? 

    The Piketon Massacre Season 2 Trailer: Return to Pike County

    The Piketon Massacre Season 2 Trailer: Return to Pike County

    In 2016, eight members of the Rhoden family were viciously murdered in their homes. Two years later, four members of the Wagner family, were charged with the largest massacre in Ohio’s history. As justice plays out in the courtroom, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused.
    Starting Wednesday, May 12th listen to The Piketon Massacre: Return to PIke County, a production of KT Studios on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 1 min
    Introducing: Camp Hell: Anneewakee

    Introducing: Camp Hell: Anneewakee

    Hey listeners, today we're excited to introduce you to a brand new true crime show we think you'll love. It's called Camp Hell: Anneewakee, and it tells the story of The Anneewakee Treatment Center for Emotionally Disturbed Youth. This facility operated in Douglasville, Georgia for over 25 years and, purportedly, it was a place that parents could send their troubled kids for help. But in reality, it was a breeding ground for abuse. This is the story of Anneewakee, as never told before.
    If you liked this trailer, search for "Camp Hell: Anneewakee" in your podcasting app of choice and subscribe/follow, so you never miss an episode!
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    • 3 min
    We Think You'd Like 'Criminalia'

    We Think You'd Like 'Criminalia'

    Hey, Piketon Massacre listeners, check out this iHeartRadio & Shondaland Audio podcast – Criminalia.
    On Criminalia, hosts Holly Frey and Maria Trimarchi explroe the intersection of history and true crime. This season is all about lady poisoners. During the time that Chicago’s most visible criminal element was organized crime, Tillie Klimek was quietly becoming the city’s most prolific female serial killer. She allegedly killed between six and 20 people, all through arsenic poisoning.
    We hoped you liked this episode of Criminalia. If you want to hear more, listen to Criminalia every Tuesday on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 10- Wild Country

    Episode 10- Wild Country

    The most infamous crime that occurred in South Eastern Ohio is the murder of eight members of the Rhoden family. While four members of the Wagner family have been arrested and charged with the murders, the community knows all too well that in this area, there are often more questions than answers.
    In episode 10, we dive deeper into subjects we’ve only previously touched on such as the relationship between Angela and Billy Wagner and Sheriff Reader’s involvement in the case. Finally, we explore how a neighboring town harbors its own dark secrets. 
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    • 33 min
    Piketon Uncovered

    Piketon Uncovered

    With the Wagner family awaiting their day in court, the residents of Piketon are left to wonder how the largest criminal investigation in Ohio’s history will end.
    In episode nine, we explore unheard topics such as how the community reacted to the newfound attention and how our team began producing the podcast. We’ll also answer questions submitted by listeners that pertain to the case.
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    • 36 min
    Truth Be Revealed

    Truth Be Revealed

    With Fredericka Wagner and Rita Jo Newcomb spared jail time in connection with the Rhoden murders, we turn our focus to the four other family members awaiting their days in court.
    In episode eight, we look at what life in prison is like for Billy, Angela, George and Jake Wagner, the four accused “trigger pullers” in the Rhoden murders. George has requested solitary confinement and Angela’s phone and mail privileges have been revoked. How does this affect their upcoming trials and overall quality of life? We’ll also examine both the prosecution and defenses’ arguments, the turns the case has taken since their imprisonment and how the outcome will shape the legacy of Ohio’s largest mass murder.  
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

TyneSwedish ,

Too many commercials

Too many long commercials for such short episodes.

littleporkbao ,

Took Me a While to Finish

A compelling story and I think it was well researched. It just lost a little steam towards the end.

ahsu57akso899 ,

This is actually a really bad podcast

The real story is so compelling, yet this podcast was awful. They tell the entire story in the first episode and answer essentially every question that you might have. Every episode after that is just dragging the story out.

This had so much potential, but it fell flat because the story was told so poorly. Hopefully a different podcast will look into this case and do a better job.

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