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In March 2021, London along with the rest of England was under a full national lockdown in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. An unusual mix of boredom, fear, and frustration permeated the country as it grappled with the ever-changing rules and restrictions. The entire world it seemed, was just waiting for things to go back to normal. But there wa…
 
Ben and Narcy Novak's marriage was held together by mutually-assured destruction. He had all the money. She had all the dirt. Ben Jr. Novack had it all - wealth, influence, and a thriving convention business that made him millions each year. He was also the son of one of the world’s most successful hoteliers. But none of that would protect him from…
 
Halloween is without a doubt considered the spookiest time of year. It’s the time of year when we binge watch all of the horror classics, sure to induce a good jump scare - like Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. There are also those other classics that take us to a much darker place - like Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen, wher…
 
A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Do…
 
Whether or not you're into mafia films like The Godfather or Goodfellas, you're guaranteed to love this episode - a story filled with all the makings of a Hollywood movie: comedy, romance, schemes, scams, sketchy characters, violence...and the occasional murder. This is a story about a man born into a life of crime and raised by a prominent mafia f…
 
In the Summer of 2004, in the quiet, soggy coastal town of Raymond Washington, a man lifted a body out of his family’s chest freezer. He struggled beneath its weight and couldn’t understand how his wife had managed to get it in there in the first place. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster Feel The Madness - The Funkoars …
 
BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2:Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete…
 
August 1990 - It was the beginning of a new academic year for University of Florida students. Thousands of young people, brimming with anticipation. Excited for new beginnings, classes, friends, and of course, football games. But that summer there was someone new in the picturesque college town. Someone watching students through their bedroom windo…
 
A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness…
 
Imagine sitting on the back deck of a yacht, soaking up Pacific sunshine off the coast of Mexico with a cold Margarita in one hand, and the love of your life in the other. No more work - just the pure bliss of retirement and endless summer. Swimming with dolphins at sunset in the Sea of Cortez. A beach in every bay, and a party in every port. This …
 
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. …
 
In April 2006, Marc and Debra R. were planning a summer vacation from their home in Alberta Canada to Ontario. The year before had been tiresome dealing with their preteen daughter J.R.'s rebellious behavior. They hoped a getaway might help reconnect them. But their daughter wasn’t as keen about the trip as they were. In fact, she had something mor…
 
On November 21st, 1987 in Holland Michigan, newlyweds Rick and Gail Brink had just returned to their peaceful country home on Ransom street after attending another couple's wedding reception. Although the house was a work in progress, Rick and Gail looked forward to eventually creating a lifetime of memories there. Tragically it was a future they’d…
 
Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your job to fix it? That’s how Barry Keenan was feeling back in 1963. He was broke, unemployed, hooked on booze a…
 
For some, it may be hard to believe there are still places that exist in the world where people don't give a second thought to leaving their doors unlocked. Small, safe, secure communities where the possibility of crime is the farthest thing from anyone's mind. 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts lived in such a place - the tight-knit farm community of Bro…
 
When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “WHY?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On KILLER PSYCHE, retired FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she worked on …
 
In November 2017, 24-year-old Nebraskan Sydney Loofe was ecstatic after a successful first date with a woman she’d met on Tinder and couldn’t wait for a second. Her dream match, however, wasn’t who she was claiming to be and her intentions for their second date were anything but romantic. Music Credits: The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Fos…
 
Backpacking around the world - very few ideas bring to mind such a sense of adventure, independence, and romantic idealism. For one young woman, in November 2018, traveling the world before jumping into a career was a dream come true. But she never could’ve imagined the danger in store for her in what is widely considered one of the safest countrie…
 
In the very early morning hours of March 19th, 2011, 22 year old Sian O’Callaghan decided to walk back to her apartment after a night out at a club in Swindon, England; a town with a reputation for its safe streets. It’s the reason Sian thought nothing of it to make the short walk back to her apartment by herself that night, totally unaware a preda…
 
On a hot day in Houston, Texas in June 2014, Catherine Martinez had just spent the day with her children as well as her mother and sisters. She was clearing the air after some difficulty with her sons’ father, Russell Neal, and was looking forward to getting back on her feet and expanding her personal training business. But Catherine’s former lover…
 
In the summer of 2016, in the city of Bend Oregon, the future was looking bright for Kaylee Sawyer. The 23-year old had recently decided on becoming a dentist, was in a loving relationship with her long-time boyfriend, and had the full support of her close-knit family. But in the early morning hours of July 24th, while Kaylee was walking alone in t…
 
Russell Tillis was described by residents of Bowden Circle East in Jacksonville Florida, as “the neighbor from hell.” Since taking over his parent's already dilapidated home, Russell set to work transforming the property into a ramshackle fortress, guarded with a makeshift privacy fence lined with razor blades and hidden booby-traps throughout his …
 
When 25 year old Josefina Rivera stepped into a white Cadillac on the evening of November 26th, 1986, it set in motion the first of a series of sinister events that would shock Philadelphia to its core. In this terrifying case, you’ll hear about six courageous young women and the horrors they endured in their desperate bid to stay alive. Music Cred…
 
Usually when we think about the possibility of an intruder entering our home with the intention of bringing us harm, we think of a stranger. Someone we don't know. But what happens when the intruder is someone from within? In the picturesque neighbourhood of Carrollwood, Florida, Vicki Robinson finds herself caught in what became every parent's wor…
 
In 1989, 26-year-old Monika Beerle headed to New York City in hopes of fulfilling her dream of becoming a dance instructor. As she searched for affordable housing she met an eccentric pot dealer named Daniel Rakowitz who offered to share his apartment with her. She had no idea that the laid-back hippie who served food to the homeless wasn’t the pus…
 
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