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Serial Killers

Every Monday and Thursday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

“The Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Pt. 1

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  • 360 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 40:51

Spotting his genius at a young age, Ted Kaczynski’s parents pushed their son to academic excellence — but Ted never found a true home in the hallowed halls of academia. Instead, by 1969, he was a former math professor with a festering hatred for the modern world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Madman of Marshall Street” Gary M. Heidnik Pt. 2

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  • 310 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 37:19

By Thanksgiving 1986, Gary Heidnik had captured a woman and locked her in his basement, where he intended on making her carry his children. But Gary wanted an entire “birthing harem.” Over the next four months, he lured five more women to his Philadelphia home… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Madman of Marshall Street” Gary M. Heidnik Pt. 1

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  • 490 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 36:14

Estranged from his family, Gary Heidnik’s behavior grew more and more troubling as he grew older. By 1976, no one was around to notice when he started digging a pit in his basement — one big enough to hold a person... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Lipstick Killer” William George Heirens Pt. 2

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  • 390 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 41:33

When a six-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Chicago in 1945, the public and the press demanded answers. Luckily, police found the killer by chance when they arrested a teenage burglar named William Heirens. Or did they? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Lipstick Killer” William George Heirens Pt. 1

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  • 270 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 38:13

Growing up in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, William Heirens turned to burglary to ease his economic anxiety. It became a compulsion he couldn’t control, and got him into trouble with the law in the early 1940s. Then, one day, it changed his life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Earthquake Killer” Herbert Mullin Pt. 2

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  • 6 months ago
  • 34:50

Herbert Mullin believed he was saving the world. After all, God had told him that murdering people would prevent catastrophic earthquakes. So, with his heaven-sent mission, he set out to kill and kill again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“Earthquake Killer” Herbert Mullin Pt. 1

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  • 270 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 34:47

Throughout his childhood in the 1950s and ‘60s, Herbert Mullin's life seemed decidedly idyllic. But tragedy struck when he was 18. In the aftermath, Mullin began hearing voices — and they told him to kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Kansas City Butcher” Robert Berdella Pt. 2

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  • 770 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 35:45

Having killed and dismembered his first victim, Robert Bordella was anxious to take another person captive. He kidnapped and tortured multiple men in succession, drugging them with tranquilizers and documenting his actions in a diary — until someone eventually escaped.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Kansas City Butcher” Robert Berdella Pt. 1

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  • 330 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 35:34

Inspired by a 1965 horror film called The Collector, Robert Berdella harbored dark fantasies about abuse and control. As a college student, he acted out his sadism on animals, and later, in the early ‘80s, on a teenager named Jerry Howell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Snowtown Murders” Pt. 2

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  • 430 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 47:04

In November 1997, John Bunting claimed his sixth victim, and successfully passed it off as a suicide. From there, he and his accomplices moved at alarming speed, torturing and killing another six people until police finally caught up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Snowtown Murders” Pt. 1

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  • 7 months ago
  • 44:08

Arriving in South Australia in the 1980s, John Bunting surrounded himself with people he could easily manipulate: a small group of men who hated pedophiles and gay men, and were determined to rid their community of both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Suitcase Killer” Steven Zelich Pt. 2

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  • 210 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 36:58

After his first murder, Steven Zelich couldn't bear to let go of his victim, and kept her body close by. But eventually he began to crave the same powerful feeling he'd had the first time, and the hunt for his next target began... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

“The Suitcase Killer” Steven Zelich Pt. 1

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  • 280 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 39:06

Once a police officer who loved the authority and respect his position brought him, Steven Zelich's life took a turn in the late ‘90s when the power went to his head. His quest for the thrill of control led him to the world of BDSM… and eventually, murder.

Killer Couples Pt. 4: Ray Fernandez and Martha Beck

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  • 250 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 39:47

Once a promising intelligence officer, Ray Fernandez transformed into a career conman, swindling lonely women out of their savings. When he met Martha Beck in 1947, his Lonely Hearts con became a deadly scheme of spiralling jealousies and stolen fortunes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Killer Couples Pt. 3: Gerald and Charlene Gallego

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  • 340 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 44:46

If love makes you do something evil, does that make you evil, too? In the late 1970s, Gerald Gallego twisted himself around Charlene’s heart and didn’t let go. The couple, later known as “The Sex Slave Killers,” worked in tandem to kidnap and murder ten women. Was Charlene a victim, too?

Killer Couples Pt. 2: Alton Coleman and Debra Brown

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  • 7 months ago
  • 43:35

Following a whirlwind romance, Alton Coleman and Debra Brown embarked on a violent rampage that turned the summer of 1984 bloody.

Killer Couples Pt. 1: Ray and Faye Copeland

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  • 290 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 42:32

They say that “love is a many-splendored thing.” But for Ray and Faye Copeland, it was a thing of violence. The couple’s murderous crimes made them two of the oldest people ever sentenced to death in the United States.

New Limited Series: Criminal Couples

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  • 200 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:08

This season, “L” stands for love… and lawless… and lethal. Beginning February 1st, uncover history’s most infamous couples in this collection of episodes from across Parcast Network. Follow the misdeeds of married mafiosos. Enter the transgressions of casanova cult leaders. And demystify the lives of coupled kingpins, pirates, and spies… Because in this limited series, romance takes a sharp turn into the radical.  Get a preview of Criminal Couples right here, then search “Criminal Couples” to find and follow the series. Episodes air every Monday. Listen free, only on Spotify.

“The Monster of Florence” Pt. 2

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  • 190 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 39:38

By 1985, the Monster of Florence had claimed 16 lives. Unfortunately, authorities were no closer to catching the killer than when they'd started their investigation, and the trail was getting colder every day...

“The Monster of Florence” Pt. 1

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  • 230 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 42:23

One of Italy’s most notorious serial killers has never (definitively) been identified. The mysterious Monster of Florence murdered couples in their cars, beginning in 1974. The crimes were so horrific that all of Florence was on edge, and the hunt for the killer was vast.