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Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. New episodes come out every Saturday night at 10 PM.
 
Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these killers tick. Join us for a good mix of lesser known cases as well as our take on what we call the "Big Timers". We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.
 
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On June 22nd, 1991, 40-year-old Charles Holden left work and stopped by a Hardee's restaurant. A stranger came up to his window asking for a ride and Charles agreed to give him one. But, just a few miles down the road Charles changed his mind and a fight ensued. He was able to get away in his truck. But, when he got home he found this man lurking a…
 
It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part …
 
In 1995, 15-year-old Elyse Pahler left her home in Arroyo Grande, California to hang out with some kids her age and never returned. What Elyse didn't know is that three boys, Joseph Fiorella, Jacob Delashmutt, and Royce Casey had been planning to kill her for some time. The murder was shocking, but, the reasons behind the murder caused a media fren…
 
Richard Lyon was a man who had it all. He had money, a loving wife, and two little girls. But, when he met another woman, he began scheming on how to get out of his marriage. He wanted this new woman, but, he did not want to give up his social status, his money, or his children. He developed a plan to poison his wife, Nancy, and he almost got away …
 
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, known as the Moors Murderers, were British child murderers and rapists. Their crimes are some of the most violent and disturbing acts against children ever committed in Britain. They abducted, tortured, beat, sexually abused, and murdered five children. The couple quickly became the most hated people in the country. Join…
 
In 1966, Anita Taylor was murdered inside her home in Springfield, Ohio. Her husband came home from work to find her clinging to life and their infant son in his crib, alive, but with a broken leg. Anita was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The investigation into Anita's murder began and a number of persons of interest were ruled. Join M…
 
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too la…
 
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too la…
 
Betty Neumar was married five times and all of her husbands died. Some of the deaths were suspicious but police had a very hard time putting together the evidence to charge Betty with any of them. That changed in 2008 when Betty was charged with hiring a hitman to murder her fourth husband Harold Gentry in 1986. It took authorities 22 years to put …
 
Reyna Marroquin left El Salvador in 1966 to make a new life for herself in America. She got a job as a factory worker at Melrose Plastics in Manhatten, New York. That's where she met Howard Elkins, the co-owner of the factory, and the two started an affair. Howard was married but continuously told Reyna that he was going to divorce his wife so that…
 
The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. The second season of Confronting takes on one of the …
 
The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen dead and another twenty-one severely injured. And it was all broadcast over national tv for the nation to see. The second season of Confronting takes on one of the …
 
Jerry Buck Inman experienced a horrible childhood. He was also diagnosed with a number of severe mental illnesses. He first went to prison at the age of 17 and did an 18-year stretch. As soon as he got out, He began traveling from his home in Tennesse to college campuses looking for young women to assault. In 2006, Inman saw college student Tiffany…
 
HH Holmes is often called one of the first serial killers in the United States. Born Herman Mudgett, he took on various aliases over his life, including his most famous one, HH Holmes. Holmes was a con artist and a serial killer. While living in Chicago, he built what many have called his "murder castle." In 1893, the World's Fair came to Chicago a…
 
In 2019, Canadian teenagers Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod embarked on a deadly crime spree. They told their families that they were headed to the Yukon territory to look for work. But, after stopping to buy a semi-automatic rifle, they started their killing spree. Their victims were selected at random and included a young couple whose van broke …
 
Gregory Fester and Jessica Reid were 19-years-old and 17-years-old, respectively, when they went on a drug-fueled crime spree in 2006. The couple left their home in Wisconsin determined to make it to a beach somewhere and they were willing to do anything they had to in order to get what they wanted. This including picking the home of Wayne and Shar…
 
In 1987, the small town of Ina, Illinois was rocked by the senseless and brutal murders of the Dardeen family. When 29-year-old Keith Dardeen failed to show up for work, his parents called the police. The police made a shocking discovery at the Dardeen home. Keith's wife Elaine, who was seven months pregnant, and their 3-year-old son Peter were fou…
 
Margo Freshwater grew up in Columbus, Ohio. In 1966, she made the decision to head to Memphis, Tennessee to try to get her boyfriend out of jail. She ended up having a relationship with the attorney, Glen Nash, who was supposed to help her boyfriend. Glen Nash had some severe mental health issues and began having delusions. Margo was with Glen when…
 
In Nevada, Interstate 80 runs through stretches of desert. The desert can be a very unforgiving place with temperature swings and dangers that await those who venture through it. There have been a large number of unexplained disappearances and deaths along a certain stretch of I-80. Pumpernickel Valley's Exit 205 is extremely interesting because it…
 
Charles Starkweather was a teenager when he went on a killing spree in the late 1950s. He committed 11 murders in total, including 3 members of his 14-year-old girlfriend's family. He then took Caril Ann Fugate with him on the run from Nebraska to Wyoming, murdering as he went. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous case from the 1950s. …
 
In 1976, residents of Circleville, Ohio began receiving obscene and threatening letters that contained details and rumors regarding some of the residents in town. For residents of Circleville, it wasn’t a serial killer that shattered their sense of safety and neighborly closeness. It was a serial writer - a writer who by the time he or she was done…
 
In 1984, Angela Samota was a 20-year-old college student studying computer science and engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Angela lit up every room she walked into and she was extremely intelligent, hard-working, and driven. But, in October of that year, Angie showed kindness to a stranger and let him inside her apartment to use…
 
Bryan and David Freeman were two teenagers in Pennsylvania rebelling against authority. Their parents, Dennis and Brenda Freeman, were devout members of the Jehovah's Witness religion. Bryan and David shunned their religion and began to take up with various neo-nazi and white supremacist groups. As their parents tried to gain control, the anger wit…
 
MAN-Slaughter tells intertwining stories about how one gunshot on a cold Wisconsin night in 1970 dramatically changed multiple lives. A bullet brutally tore through decorated law enforcement veteran LaVerne Stordock. Decades later, his niece, Dorothy Marcic, transformed herself into an amateur detective in a quest for truth and closure about that n…
 
In December 2001, Tracey Richter shot and killed 20-year-old Dustin Wehde. What followed was an investigation into what exactly happened that fateful night. Just exactly who was Tracey Richter and, did she act in self-defense or did she murder Dustin in a failed plan to frame her ex-husband John. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Tracey Richter a…
 
Mark Valera claims that his father Jack Van Krevel abused him while he lived at home. By the age of 19, Mark had moved out of the home and changed his last name to Valera. The hatred he felt toward his father grew and he took it out by murdering two men, David O'Hearn and Frank Arkell. Join Mike and Gibby as they head to Wollongong, Australia to ta…
 
Between 2005 and 2009, 8 women were found murdered in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. There were eight women from Jennings, Louisiana who were murdered in those four years and they are referred to collectively as "The Jennings 8” or "The Jeff Davis 8.” 14 agencies from the federal level down to the local level worked together to hunt a serial ki…
 
Bonnie Haim was a wife and mother who disappeared on January 6th, 1993. There were indications that her marriage to Michael Haim was in trouble and that he was abusive. Bonnie had been making preparations to take off with her 3-year-old son Aaron before she disappeared. Little Aaron made incriminating statements to police against his father, but th…
 
The Tiede family spent quality family time each year at their cabin in Oakley, Utah. Rolf and Kay Tiede had two daughters, Linae and Tricia, and a son named Shaun. In December 1990, The Tiede family went to their cabin and were joined by Kaye's mother, Beth Potts, and a number of other family members. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the Tiede fa…
 
Eddie Lee Mosley had a very low IQ and didn't make it past the 3rd grade. He worked some low-paying jobs but eventually turned to crime. He was convicted of an armed robbery at the age of 18. By 1973, Mosley was suspected of at least one murder and almost 100 rapes in the Northwest part of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Join Mike and Gibby as they discu…
 
On January 21, 1998, 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe was found dead in her bedroom. She had been fatally stabbed multiple times while her family slept. Multiple people would eventually be charged with her murder, including members of Stephanie's own family. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the mysterious murder of Stephanie Crowe. Police initially su…
 
By 2015, Carrie and Steven Turner had retired and had begun looking at homes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for their retirement. They took care of Carrie's brother, Thomas Daley, who required constant care due to an intellectual disability. Thomas accompanied them on their trips to Myrtle Beach to look at houses. But, in March of that, the Turner…
 
The Thanksgiving holiday in 2018 should have been a joyous time for 29-year-old mother, Kelsey Berreth. She was engaged to be married and had a little girl with her fiance Patrick Frazee. But, Kelsey went missing and the police began to suspect that Patrick was somehow involved. Join Mike and Morf as they discuss the disappearance and murder of Kel…
 
Michael Wayne Jackson was a man with a long criminal record, abused alcohol and drugs, and was diagnosed with multiple forms of mental illness. Jackson woke up on the morning of September 22, 1986, for a scheduled meeting at his house with his probation officer. Things went sour quickly and Jackson shot and killed the man. This began a 13 hour or s…
 
Gary Charles Evans experienced a horrible childhood at the hands of his alcoholic parents. He was the victim of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. He left out on his own at an early age and lived off the money he earned robbing stores and houses in New York. But, in 1985, Gary committed his first murder, and it seems as though it became eas…
 
31-year-old Blair Adam's death in July of 1996 is as mysterious as a case can get. It has baffled investigators and fueled speculation by online sleuths for years. Much of this has to do with Blair's erratic behavior during the time before his death. He had mentioned to a number of people that he was afraid of something or someone. His movements fr…
 
Carroll Edward Cole was a serial killer who confessed to 14 murders but has said he may have murdered as many as 35 women. Cole was abused by his mother and later said that he preyed on women with similarities to his mother as a way to get back at her. Whatever the true number of his victims is, Cole was definitely a predator whose murders became m…
 
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