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A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses.

From John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer to the “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez and the Butcher of Plainfield, Ed Gein–What Makes a Killer explores how they became killers.

What Makes a Killer Audioboom Studios

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 719 Ratings

A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses.

From John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer to the “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez and the Butcher of Plainfield, Ed Gein–What Makes a Killer explores how they became killers.

    Introducing Killers, Cults and Queens

    Introducing Killers, Cults and Queens

    From Audioboom Studios, Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole (RuPaul's Drag Race UK) will be traveling to the strangest corners of the world, stopping to learn about the craziest true crime cases in history, spooky paranormal activities, truly bonkers internet mythology, very convincing cults, and much, much more...

    It’s going to be a wild ride!

    Killers, Cults and Queens is out NOW with new episodes every Thursday. Follow on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 10 min
    Ted Bundy

    Ted Bundy

    Florida State University, Tallahassee. January 15th, 1978. Around 2:45 am, a man broke into the Chi Omega Sorority House and attacked four women. He was a known serial killer, and was on the run after breaking out of prison for the second time. Within four years, one of America’s most prolific killers– Ted Bundy– kidnapped, raped, and sadistically murdered at least thirty young women during the mid 1970’s. Initially convicted of only kidnap and assault, it is suspected that he may have actually raped and slaughtered up to a hundred young women.


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    Original music by Ben Krejci, Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Daniel Birch. Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound.

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

    • 48 min
    Aileen Wuornos

    Aileen Wuornos

    1990s Central Florida–a woman posing as a sex worker has made a name for herself by targeting middle-aged, wealthy men with expensive cars, killing them, and pawning off their belongings. In what would turn out to be a year long murder spree with no clear killer, Aileen Wuornos would shoot, rob, and murder seven men... just because she felt like it.

    Original music by Ben Krejci, Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Daniel Birch. Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound.




    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

    • 38 min
    Angus Sinclair

    Angus Sinclair

    In October, 1977 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the body of a 17-year-old girl was found on a deserted beach. Then, just a few hours later, the body of a second teenage girl was found in a field, just a few miles away. Later, the girls were identified as friends, and had last been seen alive the previous evening at the World’s End Pub in Edinburgh. Their murders prompted one of the biggest manhunts in Scotland’s history. But it would take nearly 40 years for investigators to discover who was behind the crime. 

    This episode is sponsored by:

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    Original music by Ben Krejci, Sergey Cheremisinov, Kai Engel, Kevin MacLeod, and Daniel Birch. Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound.




    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

    • 44 min
    Colin Ireland

    Colin Ireland

    March 10th, 1993 in London, England. A man called a national newspaper to declare that he had just killed somebody. The victim had been suffocated to death with a plastic bag during a sadomasochistic sex session. His was the first death of many. The killer was 38-year-old Colin Ireland; a man with a singular obsession–becoming a serial killer of gay men.

    Original music by Ben Krejci, Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Daniel Birch. Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound.




    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

    • 42 min
    Danny Rolling

    Danny Rolling

    In late August 1990, freshman roommates Christina Powell and Sonja Larson were excitedly preparing for their first semester at the University of Florida in Gainesville. But they would never make it to the start of the school year. Hidden in the shadows, outside of their apartment, was a man fixated on feeding his sexual desires and twisted need to succeed at something in his life. Their murders would be the first in a string of violent killings that would turn the bustling college town completely upside down.

    Original music by Ben Krejci, Kai Engel, Sergey Cheremisinov, Daniel Birch, and Kevin MacLeod. Additional music provided by: Epidemic Sound

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
719 Ratings

719 Ratings

JillNord ,

Keep it up

This is a great podcast. There are some episodes I have to speed through some parts but the detail is great. I love the pacing and the voices. Thanks for this!

Seanh2412 ,

Great show!!

This is a great podcast for any true crime fan. I love how the material is presented in the story and how they have different experts and survivors on to tell their stories. Jennifer has a great way she tells the stories and presents the material and it helps make the show more enjoyable.

Emmabluhh ,

Yes more please

I can’t believe I’m doing this but I have never left a comment so here it goes I really enjoyed all the episodes and I’m definitely looking forward to more it was very eye opening and the voice yes ma’am 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🗣🗣

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