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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers Dan Zupansky -

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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the true crime authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

    MURDER TIMES SIX-Alan R. Warren

    MURDER TIMES SIX-Alan R. Warren

    It was a crime unlike anything seen in British Columbia. The horror of the "Wells Gray Murders" almost forty years ago transcends decades.

    On August 2, 1982, three generations of a family set out on a camping trip – Bob and Jackie Johnson, their two daughters, Janet, 13 and Karen, 11, and Jackie's parents, George and Edith Bentley. A month later, the Johnson family car was found off a mountainside logging road near Wells Gray Park completely burned out. In the back seat were the incinerated remains of four adults, and in the trunk were the two girls.

    But this was not just your average mass murder. It was much worse. Over time, some brutal details were revealed; however, most are still only known to the murderer, David Ennis (formerly Shearing). His crimes had far-reaching impacts on the family, community, and country. It still does today. Every time Shearing attempts freedom from the parole board, the grief is triggered as everyone is forced to relive the horrors once again.

    Murder Times Six shines a spotlight on the crime that captured the attention of a nation, recounts the narrative of a complex police investigation, and discusses whether a convicted mass murderer should ever be allowed to leave the confines of an institution. Most importantly, it tells the story of one family forever changed. MURDER TIMES SIX: The True Story of the Wells Gray Park Murders-Alan R. Warren

    • 1 hr 33 min
    INTRODUCING: DR. DEATH SEASON 2

    INTRODUCING: DR. DEATH SEASON 2

    If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

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    • 4 min
    THE MAKING OF A SERIAL KILLER-Sondra London

    THE MAKING OF A SERIAL KILLER-Sondra London

    The True Story of the 1990 Gainesville Student Murders in the Killer's Own Words. 2nd Edition. Murder confessions & drawings done on Death Row in Florida during the early 1990's. The man convicted of the vicious murders of five college students in Gainesville, Florida, discusses his motivations and actions in committing the crimes, reflects on what made him into a killer, and his struggle to come to terms with what he did.

    New prologue, new illustrations and a new preview of the companion volume, Beyond the Making of a Serial Killer. THE MAKING OF A SERIAL KILLER: Second Edition-Sondra London

    • 1 hr 33 min
    THE AGE OF ZODIAC-Michael Benson

    THE AGE OF ZODIAC-Michael Benson

    You probably know part of the Zodiac story. The guy killed five, wounded two, wrote letters in code, and drew tremendous press. There was a great movie about the case. But true crime veteran Michael Benson is taking a brand new look at that most-interesting of cold cases, coming from the mindset that the Zodiac’s combination of diverse killing styles, codemaking, and letter writing means more than one guy was involved. The Zodiac has team-work written all over it. And so, perhaps, a Zodiac Club. Many Zodiac experts assume that, in later Zodiac letters when “he” wrote the San Francisco Examiner letters claiming a prolific kill count, that the guy responsible for the murders of Betty Lou Jensen, David Faraday, Darlene Ferrin, Cecilia Shephard, and Paul Stine (and maybe Cheri Jo Bates) was just bragging about the other forty or so. Benson looks at it another way. All of them could have been the Zodiac, if the Zodiac was a psycho squad not a lone nut. Each and every victim gets Benson’s full attention and, as the body count grows, there is ongoing analysis involving hard and circumstantial evidence, commonalities between the murders, geographic profiling, and pertinent connections to known Zodiac suspects. Many murders are examined. It was the era of serial murder, an epidemic, especially bad in northern California where privacy, seclusion, dusty wilderness, and hitchhiking were prevalent. Some of these cases were found to be not the Zodiac at all, but perhaps a glimpse at the early work of a Ted Bundy, Ed Kemper, “Golden State Killer” Joseph DeAngelo, and other known killers, the next wave of psycho serial carnage. THE AGE OF ZODIAC-Michael Benson

    • 1 hr 29 min
    THE CORPSEWOOD MANOR MURDERS IN NORTH GEORGIA-Amy Petulla

    THE CORPSEWOOD MANOR MURDERS IN NORTH GEORGIA-Amy Petulla

    Author Amy Petulla uncovers the curious case that left two men dead and the incredible story still surrounded by controversy, speculation and myth.

    In 1982, Tony West and Avery Brock made a visit to notorious Corpsewood Manor under the pretense of a celebration. They brutally murdered their hosts. Dr. Charles Scudder and companion Joey Odom built the "castle in the woods" in the Trion forest after Scudder left his position as professor at Loyola. He brought with him twelve thousand doses of LSD. Rumors of drug use and Satanism swirled around the two men. Scudder even claimed to have summoned a demon to protect the estate. The murders set the stage for a trial vibrant with local lore. THE CORPSEWOOD MANOR MURDERS IN NORTH GEORGIA-Amy Petulla

    • 1 hr 30 min
    FRANCIS "TWO GUN" CROWLEY'S KILLINGS IN NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND-Jerry Aylward

    FRANCIS "TWO GUN" CROWLEY'S KILLINGS IN NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND-Jerry Aylward

    On a May morning in 1931, Nassau County police officer Fred Hirsch was gunned down by the notorious New York City gangster Francis Crowley. Nicknamed "Two Gun" for tricking and murdering cops with a second loaded firearm, Crowley left a bloody trail from the Bronx to Long Island. He shot and wounded two men at a local dance hall and a New York City police detective and murdered one of Nassau County's finest. Eventually, he was tracked to a hideout in Manhattan, where a two-hour gun battle, including more than two hundred cops and ten thousand spectators, led to his capture. His murder spree involved thousands of law enforcement personnel, stole national media attention and cut across the New York metropolitan area. Author Jerry Aylward presents the murderous life of Francis "Two Gun" Crowley from the streets of New York to the electric chair in Sing Sing. FRANCIS "TWO GUN" CROWLEY'S KILLINGS IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND-Jerry Aylward

    • 1 hr 29 min

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Like the podcast hated the political ads

While listening to the Corpsewood Murders episode today (10/18/20) there were several divisive political ads. Speaking for myself, I enjoy true crime podcasts as a means of escape from all that 2020 has brought, hearing those ads spoiled it for me. I did fast forward but still feel you can insert other ads.

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Boring and very bad sound

The Katherine rams land interview was dead before it began and I love her but the sound was so bad I could hardly decipher her words. Such a shame

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