24 episodes

From HLN Original Series, a true crime podcast obsessed with cracking the forty year mystery of California's most prolific serial murderer - the Golden State Killer. Who is he? Where did he go? Why did he stop? And is he still alive? With evidence suggesting the latter, in 2016 the FBI reopened the case - making the investigation hotter than ever. Based on the HLN television series, the weekly podcast will examine the newest theories and FBI evidence with exclusive guests tied to the crimes - bringing listeners one step closer to finding one of the nation's most dangerous predators. Watch HLN starting Sunday, March 18 at 9pm ET/PT for more of Unmasking A Killer.

Unmasking A Killer HLN

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 596 Ratings

From HLN Original Series, a true crime podcast obsessed with cracking the forty year mystery of California's most prolific serial murderer - the Golden State Killer. Who is he? Where did he go? Why did he stop? And is he still alive? With evidence suggesting the latter, in 2016 the FBI reopened the case - making the investigation hotter than ever. Based on the HLN television series, the weekly podcast will examine the newest theories and FBI evidence with exclusive guests tied to the crimes - bringing listeners one step closer to finding one of the nation's most dangerous predators. Watch HLN starting Sunday, March 18 at 9pm ET/PT for more of Unmasking A Killer.

    Introducing "The Plot Thickens"

    Introducing "The Plot Thickens"

    Peter Bogdanovich was a young cinephile who quickly rose to become one of Hollywood's top directors. But he soon found himself a victim of jealousy, hubris, public scorn – and a devastating crime.  Now, he looks back on a life of fame and failure, and through it all, an enduring love of the movies. A new seven-part documentary podcast from Turner Classic Movies. Subscribe today!

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    • 2 min
    Introducing "Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders"

    Introducing "Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders"

    Abby and Libby - two young girls murdered. Investigators are searching for the killer using their biggest clue: a recording of his voice from one of the victims' phones ordering the girls Down the Hill. Almost three years later, it's a mystery that still haunts the small town of Delphi, Indiana...and the police say the killer may walk among them.

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    • 2 min
    The Golden State Killer Case: Theory vs Fact

    The Golden State Killer Case: Theory vs Fact

    "Unmasking A Killer" Supervising Producer Todd Lindsey, who's been researching and investigating the Golden State Killer case for over 10 years, returns to recap what they got right and what they got wrong when it came to theories regarding the crime spree and the identity of suspected perpetrator, Joseph James DeAngelo. How do the clues, composites, evidence, profiles, and timeline match initial beliefs and suspicions about the possible identity of the prolific and then unknown serial killer versus what law enforcement now know about the man they believe to be the Golden State Killer? Will there be other crimes discovered and attributed to the GSK crime spree? And what questions does Todd have for Mr. DeAngelo should he ever have the opportunity to ask?

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    • 54 min
    In Defense of The Golden State Killer with San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Kwixaun Maloof

    In Defense of The Golden State Killer with San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Kwixaun Maloof

    On April 10, 2019, the team prosecuting the Golden State Killer case announced that they would seek the death penalty if suspect Joseph James DeAngelo is convicted of any of the capital crimes for which he's been charged. San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Kwixuan Maloof (who is NOT part of Mr. DeAngelo's defense) joins us to explain how the death penalty changes things for Mr. DeAngelo and his team of public defenders, and offer some insight on why a 100% DNA match to multiple crime scenes may not be the "slam dunk" case that many believe.

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    • 42 min
    Golden State Killer Case Updates - Death Penalty and Previous Incarceration

    Golden State Killer Case Updates - Death Penalty and Previous Incarceration

    There have been some developments in the case of suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo in recent weeks, including the prosecution's recent announcement that they plan to seek the death penalty upon conviction, and the Sacramento Bee's published report that this is not DeAngelo's first stay in the Sacramento County main jail. Reporter Sam Stanton joins to elaborate on that bombshell story, and Todd Lindsey returns to speak about the victim and family reactions to the death penalty announcement. Plus, an interview with Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert (that was recorded prior to the death penalty announcement) about the trial process and timeline in this complicated case.

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    • 39 min
    Jennifer Armour and Donna Jo Richmond Homicides & the Golden State Killer

    Jennifer Armour and Donna Jo Richmond Homicides & the Golden State Killer

    Tulare County has two homicides that have long been suspected of being the work of the Golden State Killer - Jennifer Armour and Donna Jo Richmond (Oscar Clifton was convicted of Donna Jo Richmond's killing but always maintained his innocence). With the identification and arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, who law enforcement believes to be the Golden State Killer, both cases have been back in the news. Sun-Gazette publisher Reggie Ellis and Editor-In-Chief Paul Myers return to share the investigative research they've done on both cases in relation to suspect Joseph DeAngelo. "Unmasking A Killer" Supervising Producer Todd Lindsey also joins to offer his take on the two murders and whether he believes either should be added to the Golden State Killer's list of alleged crimes.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
596 Ratings

596 Ratings

Eolswith ,

Joke is awesome!

I was new to this pod until this weekend and the first review I read was complaining about Joke’s manner of speech. I have now listened to many hours of the pod and I am very impressed with her intelligence, knowledge of the subjects in detail, and ability to ask the very questions I am thinking about. She is great, and could carry the show on her own. I am so tired of the emphasis on perfection in mass media - beauty, youth, perfect speech, wealth - it does not reflect the real world. Joke is a real person and she nails it.

sparks-funk ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

Love the hosts, their questions were thoughtful and their responses to the fact finding was enthusiastic. Love the mix of conversation and the presentation of the entire series of events. Cannot wait to listen to their next effort. Great job.

Goey Mueller ,

Great content!

You can tell the hosts put a ton of time in finding interesting content. Great job in landing great interviews. I definitely recommend!

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