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Medical Murders

We all know that medical professionals are trained to give exceptional care. But what about those who use their skills not to heal, but hurt? In the Parcast Original, Medical Murders, you’ll discover a disturbing diagnosis… that not every doctor wants to extend your life. Every Wednesday, meet the worst the medical community has to offer—men and women who took an oath to save lives, but instead, used their expertise to develop more sinister specialties. Join host Alastair Murden, as he examines the formative years and motives of history’s most infamous killer doctors, dissecting their medical backgrounds with expert analysis provided by practicing M.D., Dr. David Kipper. 

Glennon Engleman Pt. 2: “The Dentist Hitman”

Medical Murders

  • 95 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 40:33

After killing three people, Engleman was confident he could continue to outsmart the law — so he plotted a three-victim homicide that would earn him his biggest fortune yet.

Glennon Engleman Pt. 1: “The Dentist Hitman”

Medical Murders

  • 59 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 41:24

Some killers want blood, and some want glory. But more than anything, Missouri dentist Glennon Engleman wanted the hefty life insurance payout that accompanied a well-arranged murder.

William Palmer Pt. 2: “The Prince of Poisoners”

Medical Murders

  • 56 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 47:11

Drowning in debt in 1855, Dr. William Palmer used his medical knowledge to get away with life insurance fraud. In the process, he became one of the U.K.’s most notorious poisoners. 

Blind Dating: Finding Love on a Podcast

Medical Murders

  • 66 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 20:23

You know you can find love in a bar… on an app… Why not a podcast? Every week on Blind Dating, one hopeful single is introduced to two potential matches in a virtual hangout — no cameras allowed. This week, listen in as Pauler, a 33-year-old dancer from Australia, meets a tutor who falls for mama’s boys and a one-time swinger who’s “lived and learned” in LA. Is personality enough to spark a lasting connection? Listen to find out… and don’t miss the twist at the end! Blind Dating is free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

William Palmer Pt. 1: “The Prince of Poisoners”

Medical Murders

  • 65 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 44:37

By October 1847, Dr. William Palmer seemed to have it all: a new practice, a loving wife, and a substantial inheritance. But a secret addiction threatened his good fortune, and he was willing to do whatever it took to keep it all together — including killing those closest to him. 

Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 2: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”

Medical Murders

  • 79 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 44:08

Employment at a nursing home would’ve been Elizabeth’s crowning career victory, but it proved to be a fast road to burnout. Struggling to provide medical support to so many people, she began taking her anger and exasperation out on her patients.