Episodes - Bloody Murder: A True Crime Podcast
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  • Columbine by Dave Cullen – I was in high school when the Columbine shooting occurred and i clearly remember the surreal feeling of watching it unfold on the news and then having to go to my own high school the next day. It was incredibly bizarre, i hadn’t seen that sort of thing happen in my lifetime, and of course now it’s staggeringly depressing how common it is. Well when Columbine happened, the news did their best to portray those fuckers in a very specific way- as trench coat wearing...

  • 21 year old Sophie Lionnet was a shy and reserved  French woman working as a nanny in the UK. Her delusional employer Sabrina Kouider, believed Sophie was colluding with her ex Mark Walton, a founding member of Irish boyband Boyzone, to drug and sexually assault her family, so they tortured her to death. On an overcast morning in March 2003, Senior Constable David Rixon pulled over ice addicted knucklehead Michael Allen Jacobs for a random breath test. Already disqualified from driving, Jacobs decided to shoot his way out of the...

  • Firecrotch Stacey Castor was a cold-hearted dumbass who thought she was some kind of criminal genius. She was fond of murdering the men in her life and also won the “Theresa Knorr Mother of the Year Award” for the unfathomable shit she put her daughter’s through. Ross Streeter was the black sheep of a sheep farming family that had lived in the tiny town of Natte Yallock in rural Victoria for generations. For reasons only known to Ross, he went on a killing spree in 2003 that turned the family...

  •   William Devin Howell is the most prolific serial killer in Connecticut history. He murdered 7 people in his van “the murder mobile” and buried them behind a shopping centre in a marshy woodland area he called “his garden.” Cheeky tomboy Michelle Lewis and disabled teenager Kenny Harris were two unlikely best friends from the wrong side of the tracks. They had the good fortune to find each other and experience real happiness for the first time in their lives, only to be murdered. Thanks so much to Regina from...

  • TORSO is a graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko (Brian writes for Marvel, while Marc now writes Wonder Woman ’77 for DC) that’s all about the investigation into the Cleveland Torso Murderer, aka the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run. This serial killer focused on the poor and “dregs” of society, included people of color, LGBT, and sex workers. The novel follows the investigation from before Elliot Ness was involved, to how it consumes him, and ultimately the defeat knowing that the killer will never be caught. They...

  • Rakesh Bhayani claims he started gambling when he was 8 years old, playing the slot machines at fairgrounds. By the time he was in his late 30’s his epic gambling addiction was dangerously out of control and he would go to any length to support it – even murder. Nicholas Vernage was a career criminal who specialised in violent robbery and burglaries. After his release from Prison in 1991, he embarked on a orgy of burglary and murder, driven by his hatred of society and his twisted desire to kill...

  •   William Beggs is the so called “limbs in the loch murderer.” This case became one of Scotland’s most high profile and gruesome murder investigations after a police diver on a routine training exercise found a bin bag containing a severed forearm and leg. Rodney Collins was one of Australia’s most prolific hitmen, a mean hearted little man, who mostly killed for greed but was known to commit brutal and vicious crimes for pleasure as well. He was involved in at least 10 murders and was also rumoured to be part of...

  • 27 years ago Marlene Warren opened the door to someone dressed as a clown who gave her a bouquet of flowers and shot her in the face. We discuss her killers recent arrest and the long elusive motive. Edwin Lewis wanted to be rich, but the silver-tongued dickweed lacked the smarts and skills and instead relied on his only talent: boundless dishonesty. When he realised he couldn’t swindle himself rich, he resorted to murder. This is a Patron Only episode. To become a Patron click here

  • My current true crime favorite book right now is Life Means Life by Nick Appleyard. It’s a compilation of the (at the time of publication) 36 men and one woman sent to prison for a sentence of “life meaning life” in the United Kingdom. Some of the murderers featured in this book is human rodent, neo-nazi wannabe fuckface Ian Brady – a man who desperately deserved a toothbrush shiving in the kidney if there ever was one – and the supposed real life Hannibal Lector Robert Maudsley. The one thing...

  •   Pierre Basson was South Africa’s first documented serial killer. His lack of empathy made him a very dangerous man. He was described by police as ‘a scoundrel from infancy’ due to his violence towards animals and later graduated to murdering innocent people for insurance money. Former meat salesman Dennis Bagwell was a cocaine addicted, rage-monster with a violent criminal past. When his mother would only give him $20 to buy drugs with, his barely contained fury exploded with devastating consequences. Become a Bloody Murder Patron for over a dozen extra episodes, early...

  •   Cambo from True Crime Island joins forces with Tara and Barney to discuss one of the most powerful and scary Australian career criminals of all time; Lenny McPherson. Lenny controlled much of Sydney’s organised crime activity from the 1950’s right into the mid 1990’s and has been described as “More cunning than a shithouse rat.” Nicknamed Sydney’s “Mr Big” of organised crime, he was feared by his competition and green lit by the corrupt cops supporting him. His criminal activities included robbery, theft, extortion rackets, illegal gambling, sly-grog shops,...

  • Imagine, if you will, a mother sitting in the darkness of her sleeping child’s room late at night, night after night, bent over her laptop, going further and further down a dark rabbit hole of internet articles, emails from authorities and fellow searchers. Chasing a killer. Feeling the shape of him slip out of her fingers just when she thinks she is finally about to grasp him. There are so many clues. So many tips. He SHOULD be caught. Michelle McNamara’s obsession with catching the human monster she named The...

  •   Judy Buenoano was a stone cold, psychopathic serial killer who murdered her son and several lovers for insurance money. Although she favoured poison as a weapon, she wasn’t afraid to branch out and try other rather dramatic methods. Donald Webb was a mob connected, slippery bastard. Police described him as “an itinerant burglar well versed in the art of criminal impersonation”. Webb liked to steal shit, murder cops, make it onto FBI lists and hide for years in closets. Become a Bloody Murder Patron for an extra 14 episodes, early release...

  • What is it about Florida that makes men want to eat other men’s faces? We take a look at two cases of men with no history of mental illness snapping and snacking on the faces of people they’d never even met before. Late October,1960, Clarence Leon Raby, staggered out the front doors of the Knox County courthouse, with a gun in each hand and three bullets in his stomach. With a mad look in his eyes, he stumbled down the steps and died. But how did he get to this...

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  • “Perhaps it is part of the human condition that we cannot analyze or explain that which most frightens us. We will never understand why people like Vacher arise to bring chaos and violence into a world that we struggle to keep orderly and safe. We cannot account for the source of that impulse. We can only study it and try to keep it at bay.” These are the last three sentences of the epilogue to Douglas Starr’s The Killer of Little Shepherds, my second-most favourite true crime book. I have read...

  •   Serial killer Richard Beasley always had a racket going on, including selling drugs, making moonshine or pimping out down on their luck women. He came up with the idea to use Craigslist to lure unemployed, middle aged men to him by promising them the job of a lifetime. Then he’d kill them, rob them and bury them with the help of his gigantic 16 year old accomplice. Known as The Mangrove Monster, The Colombian Sadist and The Beast of the Andes, Daniel Camargo Barbosa  was a psychopathic serial killer from...

  • The first book that really launched my interest in reading true crime is Homicide by David Simon. If you haven’t read it, it’s a classic true crime book which tells the story of the writer spending a year following around Baltimore homicide detectives. This took place in the late 80s and at the time, crime was rampant in Baltimore and the detectives were kept more than busy. Over the course of 1988, the year that he was with them, there were nearly 300 murders in Baltimore. While he does go...

  •   Widow Dorothea Kraft had a tough time trying to raise her daughter on a failing farm in the early 1900’s in South Africa. After relying on the kindness of strangers backfired horribly and threatened to leave her homeless she felt she had no choice but to turn to murder. John Lynch, nasty convict, shitfull farmer, wannabe robber was Australia’s first and possibly worst serial killer. One hundred and fifty years before the term serial killer was even a thing, he wandered the Berrima district murdering people until he finally...

  •   Cleophus Prince Jr. raped and killed 6 women in San Diego in 1990. Most of the attacks took place in or around the apartment complex in Clairemont where he and his girlfriend lived. He would stalk the women – usually after seeing them at the gym, break in to their homes during the day and attack them when they were showering with knives from their own kitchens.. Bold Jack Donohue was a prancing dandy Irish Bushranger who terrified country New South Wales in the 1830’s. His bravado and daring...

  • For some reason 12 year old Jasmine Richardson’s parents did not approve of her 23 year old unemployed goth boyfriend who thought he was a 300 year old werewolf. When they tried to put a stop to the relationship the two got together and reenacted scenes from their favourite romantic movie Natural Born Killers. George Remus was a pharmacist, lawyer and bootlegger during the Prohibition era. He threw OTT lavish parties and is said to be the inspiration for the title character in F Scott Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby. When...

  •   Cajun millionaire Harold Landry murdered his much-younger wife by stabbing her 23 times outside their English manor. He claimed it wasn’t murder because she had been provoking him but a violent incident in his past proved he always felt his brutality was justified. A strange living arrangement saw Ann Marie Anastasi living with her husband and his mistress under the one roof. But this bizarre love triangle led to tragedy when she coerced her 13 year old daughter and her daughters boyfriend into helping her murder her husband and...

  •   New Yorker Dean Faiello was a self-obsessed laser hair removalist who liked to big-note himself and increase his income by pretending to be a doctor. Despite being prosecuted and having to stop treating people as a condition of his parole, he secretly continued to do so and the consequences were devastating. Weird Poet and furniture restorer Peter Shoobridge lived a lovely life in Tasmania. But everything was not as it seemed, after the Port Arthur Massacre something snapped inside him and the results would be deadly for him and...

  •   Gary Charles Evans was a serial killer, escape artist and burglar who specialised in stealing antique furniture and jewellery. His accomplices on the robberies were his closest friends but they had a nasty habit of “going to California” never to be seen again. For over twenty years police believed the death of six year old Bonny Clarke was committed by her mother Marion. It took the dogged determination of a dedicated detective, a re-interpretation of forensic evidence and a controversial sting to finally catch the real killer. See our...

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  • We have added a new segment to Bloody Murder and we need your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). Keep it to about 2 mins please. Email here!

  •   When former head of the Gucci fashion empire, Maurizio Gucci was gunned down  on a spring morning in 1997, suspicions initially fell on his volatile and litigious family whom he’d out manoeuvred to get control of the company. However his bitter and dramatic ex-wife Patrizia was also a suspect. She and her personal psychic were known to delve into the black arts and it was no secret she wanted Maurizio dead. The Three Kane brothers, Les, Brian, and Ray were all career criminals. They specialised in extortion and armed robbery...

  •   Rosie Batty never thought she’d have children. The death of her mother when she was 6 years old left her feeling traumatised and hesitant to be close to people. Having her son Luke changed everything for the better, but her relationship with his father Greg Anderson, turned violent and very dangerous. What ensued was a decade of terrifying family violence, and failure after failure by the authorities in Australia who were meant to be protecting them from it. It took the ultimate tragedy and an unthinkable amount of courage...

  •   In 1993 in Hong Kong, American citizen Nancy Kissel bludgeoned her husband Robert to death after subduing him with a strawberry milkshake laced with sedatives. Were her claims of spousal abuse true or did she do it to inherit her husbands 18 million dollar fortune and run off with her trailer park dwelling lover? Alexander MacDonald, bank robber extraordinare, had deviously and meticulously planned the con of a life time. His idea was to erase the sins his past by murdering and assuming his victim’s identity. But was he...

  • Dante Sutorius was a petite, narcissistic gold digger who spoke in a baby voice and liked to play the part of a little lady who needed rescuing. Her four ex husbands all had chilling stories about the threats and destruction she brought upon them but it was husband number five that didn’t survive. People kill others for a variety of reasons but these reasons don’t always make sense. From coveting somebody’s packet of Cheetos to being served cold eggs, we take a look at some of the most absurd things...

  •   Moses Sithole became South Africa’s worst serial killer after a year long rape and murder spree that claimed the lives of 38 innocent victims. He preyed on his victims attempts to support their families by offering them jobs in a humanitarian foundation that didn’t exist, before torturing and murdering them in broad daylight. The crimes were nicknamed the ‘ABC Murders’ because they began in Atteridgeville, continued in Boksburg and ended in Cleveland. This story was a patron request for Libby Spicer. Raymond Brooks pleaded guilty to sexually abusing “Eva”...

  •   Fred Andros was a corrupt official for the Town of Poughkeepsie. He carried on numerous affairs and used his standing in the community and shrewd nature to manipulate part-time lover Dawn Silvernail into murdering a former lover for him in a church parking lot. On a sunny afternoon in August 1997, taxi driver Wade Frankum decided to go full Travis Bickle in The Coffee Pot Cafe in Western Sydney. The bloody event would be named “The Strathfield Massacre.”

  •     Tara and Barney have joined forces for an hour long special edition on Carl Williams! Crime boss, serial killer, prison snitch, loving father and husband, gutless coward and scum-cleansing hero – there are many ways to describe Carl Williams.  The Australian public’s regard for Carl vacillates between Melbourne underworld cult legend and merciless, simpering, dumbass criminal. By the end of the self-proclaimed “Premier’s” reign he participated in, or ordered, somewhere between 7 to 12 murders in a Melbourne gangland war that viciously claimed over 30 lives. If you would...

  •   When Jack Wayne Reeve’s second wife died of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound no autopsy was conducted. When his third wife, who was afraid of water, drowned in a lake he had her quickly cremated. But it wasn’t until the disappearance of his fourth wife that suspicions were aroused enough for police to start investigating him. In early 1993, the small town of Greenough in Western Australia was rocked by a horrific tragedy, which became known as the Greenough Family Massacre. The murders were so gruesome that some of...

  • Greek native Periklis Papadopoulos was a grumpy old bastard with a short fuse. His nasty temper had already landed him in prison over a petty dispute in his home country. After relocating to Australia upon his release, his hot head would make him murder again, this time for the most ridiculous of reasons. Danilo Restivo, was an Italian man who had a creepy obsession with secretly cutting off locks of unsuspecting women’s hair in public locations. In 1993 he was the last person seen with 16 year old Elisa Claps...

  • Barney continues on his theme of Magician’s by talking about the many ridiculous ways they have accidentally died on stage. He also details the recent model murders of Russian serial killer Gosha the Wizard. Tara gets down and dirty with some lady killers. Frances Kidder took being a terrible step mother to murderous new lows and ended up being the last woman publicly hanged in Britain.Olga Hepnarova is one of Europe’s least talked about spree killers. She deliberately drove a truck into a crowded area in an effort to sentence...

  •   We had 69 questions and a bitch wasn’t one! Barney and Tara have a few drinks and answer all your questions – from the super serious to the bloody absurd, while Pop Dogster literally chews the scenery.  

  • Kimberly Proctor was a 17 year old Canadian girl who had just completed high school and looked forward to volunteering at an animal shelter. Her friends Kruse Wellwood and Cam Moffat were sexual sadists who had met in the fifth grade and decided to live out their vile fantasies on the completely unsuspecting Kimberley. Australian contract killer Christopher Dale Flannery was so good at his vocation he was nicknamed Mr Rent-A-Kill. He was involved in all kinds of untoward dealings in the Australian underworld of the 70’s and 80’s. But...

  • We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with some great Aussie True Crime Podcasts to do a listener meet up on Saturday December 16th! Broderick Ash from Felon, Cambo Ford from True Crime Island and Barney and Tara from Bloody Murder will all be there. Come and join us for a drink and some true crime talk – we look forward to meeting you! It’s at The Park Hotel in Abbotsford! If you are thinking of coming, leave a comment or send us an email. Here are the Deets: 1pm...

  • Belle Gunness was a Norwegian-born Amazonian woman of doom also known as Hell’s Bell, Lady Bluebeard and the Big F**k Off Queen of Murder and Insurance Fraud! She was so irresistible to lonely gents that they usually bought thousands of dollars with them to pay off her mortgage when they visited her. She also flamed out in a spectacular way – staging her own murder, killing her kids, burning down her house and disappearing like a phantom. This is a Patron request for Kirsten Houssell. Styllou Christofi was a Greek Cypriot...

  •   Alexander Komin was a Russian serial killer who held people hostage in an underground bunker he spent 4 years digging out. Here he raped, tortured and punished his captives as well as forcing them to work in a makeshift underground sweatshop. Most of his captives did not survive the ordeal and those who did were shown an alarming lack sympathy. Gregory “Bluey” Brazel is a former altar boy and son of a New South Wales detective. He has more than 75 criminal convictions and a prison record involving at...

  •   Every year an alarming number of people are killed by strangers who push them into the path of oncoming trains – because people are the worst! We discuss several such shoving murders and UK serial killer Kieran Kelly who used pushing people in front of trains as his main killing method. In February, 1997 Stephen Lawrence Anderson went on a killing spree in the small New Zealand town of Raurimu. Six people lost their lives that day and others were wounded as they tried to flee the gunman –...

  • Backpack Serial Killer Ivan Milat…This is 20 minute conversation Tara and Barney had about backpacker serial killer Ivan Milat. It originally appeared as a guest spot on the podcast “Murder under the Midnight Sun”. Here it is for Bloody Murder Patrons, presented in full and unedited! This is a Patron Only episode. To become a Patron click here

  • This was a pilot episode we made for a podcast we didn’t end up doing. We were thinking of focussing on the bizarre human aspects of fetishes and things but instead realised all roads led back to serial killers so we may as well go with it, we discuss Jerry Brudos and the Macabre song about him and his foot fetish. We do the introduction at the end because we were born pro’s with mad podcasting skillz! This is a Patron Only episode. To become a Patron click here  

  •   This is the story of a buxom blonde escort and a Welsh millionaire going through a midlife crisis. There’s blackmail, phone tapping, salacious encounters, cocaine, helicopter rides and murder. “It came around my 50th birthday. It just hit me that nothing lasts forever.” This is how 54 year old Welsh millionaire Peter Morgan described the start of his “mid life crisis.” In 1983 truck driver Douglas Crabbe was ejected from a Bar in Darwin for being pissed and rowdy. His answer to this was ram his 25 ton Mack...

  • Peter Demeter was sent to prison in Canada for hiring a Hungarian hitman nicknamed “the Duck” to murder of his model wife Christine, for the insurance money. He maintains his innocence to this day, but the fact he also tried to put out hits on family members and his lawyer’s daughter while incarcerated makes it impossible to believe him. The judge in his 1988 case hit the nail on the head when he said “You ooze evil out of every pore and contaminate everyone around you.” Malcolm Baker sat in a...

  • 25 year old Summer Inman wanted the best for her three young children. To ensure this, she needed some space away from her domineering husband and his controlling, ultra religious parents. But the Inman’s were a special combination of stupid and evil and they refused to let Summer live her life on her own terms. Pedro Rodrigues Filho is one of Brazil’s most prolific serial killers and was responsible for at least 71 murders, slaying his first victim at at the age of 14. Also known as “Pedrinho Matador” or...

  • Armin Meiwes was a German computer technician who developed fantasies about slaughtering and eating people during his lonely childhood. After his mother’s death, he was able to find a man online with a compatible kink who was willing to let him do so. What happened next was bloody and gruesome, but was it really murder? Christmas was just around the corner when the Ipswich 2006 serial murders began. The “most boring bloke in the world” Steve Wright was on the prowl. He had for years hidden a secret life of...

  • Barney and Tara join forces for a 1 hour long look at Aussie crime icon Chopper Read! Chopper was a violent standover man, robbing drug dealers and pimps and torturing those who resisted his demands until they started to see things his way. His specialities were removing toes with bolt cutters and blow torches as well as putting live explosives in his mouth and threatening to blow up everyone, including himself. He proudly spoke of his moral code, saying that although he may have killed 19 people, tortured a lot more and caused...

  • John List was a very religious man who justified killing his entire family by saying he was doing them a favour by sending them to heaven. He assumed a new identity and managed to elude the authorities for 18 years, before an episode of America’s Most Wanted lead to his capture. Matthew Harris was sent in a slow burn rage after he found out he was adopted, which led to him living life as a street kid and sex worker. After finding and being rejected by his birth parents his...

  • Levi Bellfield was a nasty British bastard who liked cruising the streets hitting on young blonde girls who had recently gotten off the bus. When the girls declined his unwanted advances he would become very aggressive, sometimes killing them on the spot for daring to say “No” to him. John Coombes was abandoned as a baby in a hotel room in Melbourne. Did this produce a troubling pattern of low self-esteem and a seething hatred of women and make him murder three times? Or was it greed? It’s hard to know with...

  • 16-year-old South African Marlene Lehnberg was a sheltered girl from a strict family who had an affair with her much older, married boss. He refused to divorce his wife for her so she manipulated a down on his luck black amputee to help her with the dirty deed by promising him sex and a car. Scissors were also involved. 14 year old Bertha Schippan was murdered on New Year’s night of 1902 in Towitta in South Australia. While there were many suspects, it was her older sister, Mary, that was committed to trial for her brutal death. PLUS...

  • Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas had a history of violence and psychological problems and had been in and out of jail for car theft and drug offences. After an Ice fueled night, he stabbed his brother in a homophobic attack and kidnapped his girlfriend. With police in pursuit, he then proceeded at high speed down a busy shopping mall and ran down 37 people. Carroll Edward Cole was an alcoholic with a genius IQ who knew his urges to strangle and rape women were a problem. He tried to get psychiatric help for...

  • How can two teenage girls found murdered in Warren County, New Jersey never be identified? And what challenges do law enforcement have when investigating the tragic deaths of “Tiger Lady” and “Princess Doe”? Jealous Jessica Stasinowsky saw 16 year old Stacey Mitchell as an annoyance and a threat to her relationship with lover Valerie Parashumti. To prove their undying love for each other, the two women drugged and murdered Stacey in cold blood – even making a video afterwards to commemorate the romantic occasion. The sea was angry when the Pong Su...

  •   Sante Kimes was a nasty piece of work. She committed insurance fraud, forged documents, kept Mexican girls hostage to work as slaves in her mansions and stole anything that wasn’t nailed down. She and her son Kenny not only had an incestuous relationship but they also ran many scams and were happy kill those who stood in their way. Alex Tsakmakis appeared to be a company director and a Melbourne family man. But his actions made him nothing but pure evil. After chalking up at least 8 murders and...

  • Fritz Haarmann named “The butcher of Hanover” was fond of sexually assaulting and murdering boys and young men in post World War 1 Germany. With his partner Hans Grans, they dumped their dismembered parts in the river. After doing poorly with the ladies and accruing a mountain of debt Brett Ryan became the “Fake Beard Bandit”. But one terrible secret will led to a triple murder so Brett could get to the church on time. Download the song “Tara my Jewel” here.

  • In the early 90’s a disturbed man using a .22 with a red laser site was terrorising the people of Sweden by randomly shooting immigrants. The man was also a bank robber and hunter who liked to go on African safari’s to murder majestic beats, that is until he started hunting humans. Australian father and son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco were on the run from the police for 8 years. During this time they blazed a trail of destruction and left many traumatised farmers in their wake, even resorting...

  •   Matthew Hoffman claims he set out to burglarise a house and never meant to hurt or kill anyone. The fact he murdered 3 people and kept a teenage girl hostage in his creepy, leaf filled basement must make him a pretty shit burglar. Roger Rogerson was a colourful character and one of the most decorated officers in the NSW police force. He was also one of the most corrupt. There was no length he wouldn’t go to in order to get what he wanted – even murder.

  • Latin lover Raymond Fernandez used voodoo to help him get power over the women he met from lonely hearts clubs ads, so he could fleece them of their valuables. Obese nurse Martha Beck was supposed to be one of these women but her devotion to Raymond saw her join him in conning and murdering these lonely ladies. Outlaw bikie Christopher Hudson had a dodgy past that included a long history of violence, crime and drug use. He was high on ice, drunk and awake for days when he made headlines...

  • Scrawny ghoul Issei Sagawa had fantasised about eating a tall, beautiful western woman ever since he was a teenager. Unable to find a woman who would be complicit in his plan, he murdered a fellow student and had a private orgy of cannibalism and dismemberment with her corpse. Avoiding any real punishment for the crime, he ended up becoming a celebrity in his homeland of Japan. In the eyes of most people who knew him, Herman Rockefeller was a millionare businessman, an avid churchgoer and a solid family man.But he led a secret...

  • Law abiding, church-going, 65 year old Mary Jane Fonder seemed like an unlikely suspect for murder. But her lusty obsession with the local pastor made her desperate to stamp out a fellow choir member who she considered to be a love rival. Derek Percy was a perverted and stabby Australian serial killer who was active in the 1960’s. He was thought to be responsible for the Wanda Beach murders and the disappearance of the Beaumont children along with the murder and mutilation of many others.

  • Sexual sadist Michael Ross was raised on a chicken farm in Connecticut and honed his strangulation techniques on malformed chickens as a child. At university he started stalking women, then raping them and finally he became a serial killer. There were a lot of scary things about the Egg Man but the scariest of all was how non-threatening he seemed. Unemployed Sydneysider Paul Anthony Evers had a history of mental illness and a sexual relationship with his half-sister. Increasingly paranoid and stressed by the demise of his relationship he went...

  • Frenchman John-Claude Romand’s medical qualifications, prestigious job and fortune were all part of an elaborate series of lies he’d been telling everyone he knew for over 20 years. When cracks started to show in his completely fake perfect life he came up with an evil plan to murder his parents, family and mistress. Ben Hall never killed anybody; in fact he was one of the nicest bushrangers anyone ever met and an inspiration for the future career of a young Ned Kelly. His gang were clever and capable, only robbing...

  • Charlie Starkweather was a high school drop out from Lincoln, Nebraska who idolised James Dean. In 1958, he and his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Anne Fugate killed 11 people during a 2 month road trip and murder spree which became the inspiration for the films Badlands and Natural Born Killers, among others. Kevin Simmonds was a milk-loving bank robber from Sydney who gained nation wide attention after a daring prison escape in 1959. Eluding authorities for almost 5 weeks he became a folk hero with the people, despite killing...

  • Melanie Smith has earned her place in history as one of the worst mass murderers Wales has ever produced. Her volatile nature, relationship paranoia and alcoholism culminated one horrible night in 2012, when she cold-heartedly started a fire in her upstairs neighbours’ pram. Paul Haigh was an Australian serial killer who brought trauma and death to virtually all he encountered. He was a self-centred small time crim who perceived himself to be living by an honourable criminal code when in actual fact it was merely an excuse for his psychopathic...

  • Angel Maturino Resendiz was a Mexican serial killer who slipped across the U.S. border and roamed the country by freight train, robbing, sexually assaulting and murdering people who lived near the railway tracks in their homes. In March 1993, three men went on a balls-out, nine-day rampage across QLD and NSW, wreaking havoc and building up their body count before everything culminated in a deadly siege at a farmhouse at Hanging Rock Station in Cangai.

  • Peter Manuel has the dubious honour of being Scotland’s worst serial killer. From the age of 10 he was in and out of remand homes for petty theft, escalating to violent sexual assaults by his mid-teens and murder in his late 20’s. He was a wannabe gangster who had an eye for teenage girls but also wasn’t opposed to breaking into homes in the middle of night and killing entire families. Colleen and Laura Irwin were sisters in their early 20’s who had moved to Melbourne from country Victoria to...

  • Andrei Chikatilo was the biggest serial killer the USSR ever produced. He was also a bed wetter and chronic masturbator who suffered from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. He stabbed out eyes, he drank blood, he bit off nipples and he slipped through the authorities fingers time and time again! Andras Pandy was a serial killer who was active in Belgium in the late 1980’s. To the outside world he appeared to be a devout pastor, successful investor and family man, but behind closed doors he was more inclined towards...

  • Verry Idham Henyansyah, better known as Ryan, is an Indonesian serial killer who was nicknamed the Singing Serial Killer because he liked to entertain court officials, fellow inmates and the media by singing songs off the album he recorded in prison. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, he also wrote a tell all autobiography detailing his murders and his life growing up as a religious, homosexual, aerobics instructor and “model.” In the 1960’s, the inner city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy was a lot different to the upwardly mobile...

  • Joachim Kroll was a simple soul with a low IQ, some bedwetting issues and a chronic masturbation habit. After his mother died he began killing girls then raping them, as his blow up doll collection wasn’t as good as the real thing. He started eating human flesh to save money on his grocery bills but came to find it was his favourite kind of tasty meat. Captain Moonlite was an Irishman who moved to Australia with dreams of becoming a priest. His penchant for theft, fraud and recklessness led him...

  • Have you ever wanted to go on a shopping spree so much you’d kill for it? Would you actually strangle and bludgeon and murder living people so you could splash some cash and treat yo self? Dana Sue Gray was a petite, blonde American woman in her mid thirties who just loved to shop. She was also a serial killer. She would murder unsuspecting older women just to get at their credit cards and cheque books. Straight after the murders, without even stopping to change clothes, she would go out...

  • Joseph Schwab was a German tourist in his mid twenties who had been to Australia before. He liked it so much he decided to come back in 1987, buy a shit tonne of fire arms and go on a killing spree in the Northern Territory. He was a cowardly psycho who hid out in the bushes near camping grounds and hunted humans for sport. This is why we don’t go camping without bullet proof vests and helmets any more. Canadian Allan Legere was a shit used car salesman who became...

  • British serial killers John Duffy and David Mulcahy became friends on the first day of high school. They had a lot of interests in common like karate, the music of Michael Jackson and raping young women near deserted train stations. This brutal rapey game of theirs escalated and they started murdering their prey. Duffy was caught and sentenced but he didn’t roll over on his school chum for over a decade, leaving Mulcahy free to do god knows what in that time. On the 9th of August 1987, disgruntled ex-Army guy...

  • Early on a spring morning in March 1993, an unidentified young woman’s body was dumped on a snow bank beside a highway in the small town of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The authorities first had to figure out who she was before they could even hope to track down her killer. Dr Victor Chang was a heart surgeon, a pioneer in cardiac research and a damn great Australian. The bumbling plot to extort money from him not only ended in his murder but also cost the many lives he would have continued...

  • Under the criminal tutelage of their mother, Indian sisters Seema Gavit and Renuke Shinde graduated from petty theft to murder in the early 1990’s. Kidnapping children from crowded city streets, the women would operate in pairs, stealing and using the children as a decoy if one of them were caught. If the children complained or became an inconvenience the women would end their lives without a second thought. On the December 8th, 1987, Frank Vitkovic went postal at the Australia Post offices in Queen St, Melbourne. Disconnected from reality and...

  • To say John Edward Robinson led a double life would be a gross understatement. He was a con man who lied so much he had to buy fire proof pants. Under the guise of being a slave master and successful entrepreneur he lured women he met online to Kansas on the promise of a better life and kinky sexy fun times. Soon after arriving the women disappeared. It took decades of vigilant police work to gather enough evidence to bring this POS scumbag down. Len Lawson was a best selling...

  • In Sydney in the 1980’s to early 90’s up to eighty homosexual men were murdered by roaming gangs of youths who considered “poofter bashing” to be a national sport. One of these gangs, nicknamed the Alexandria 8, took particular delight in participating in these heinous hate crimes. They’d brag to their friends about ambushing and brutally attacking the men and collected newspaper headlines as trophies. Jurgen Bartsch was a teenage German serial killer in the 1960’s. Adopted by a clean-freak mother who bathed him several times a day until he was...

  • Church arsonist, possible neo Nazi, former Mayhem bassist and Burzum founder Varg Vikernes claimed he heard through the Norwegian black metal grapevine that band mate Euronymous had planned to tie him to a tree and torture him to death while filming it. Considering how Euronymous handled the suicide of Mayhem lead vocalist Dead, that didn’t sound like such a far fetched concept. So Varg stabbed him…23 times. “Crazy Shelley” sounds like a the nickname of fun party gal but Michelle Knotek would be better described as a cold hearted, sadistic, master...

  • It was Japan in the late 80’s and Tsutomu Miyazaki was heavily into anime. He also enjoyed kidnapping little girls, murdering them and engaging in vile sexual acts with their dead bodies. He claimed at trial that it was his love of anime and an alter ego named “Rat Man” that made him do it. We call bullshit on all of that. In the mid 1800’s in central Queensland the Fraser family and the local Yeeman tribe didn’t always see eye to eye. Some settlers thought it was fine to rape and...

  • In Melbourne in 2002 the piped fair ground music and sweet treats of Francesco Mangione’s ice cream truck were horribly upstaged by the dying screams of his cousin Dennis. Just how could a turf war over ice cream get so far out of hand that it leads to murder? Manuel Blanco Romasanta was Spain’s first serial killer. He made soap out of his victims fat and sold it at markets. He also claimed to be a werewolf. When asked to prove this to the court he said that the 13...

  • Gilbert Paul Jordan aka the Boozing Barber had a nasty habit of seeking out Indigenous women who were down on their luck in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and killing them. His weapon of choice was vodka, which led the whole sordid scenario to be dubbed “the so called alcohol murders”. In 2010 the skeletal remains of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson were found in Belangalo State Forest, NSW – and for once Ivan Milat didn’t put them there. Her young daughter Khandalyce’s remains were found in a suitcase on the side of the road...

  • Douglas Clark was narcissistic even by 1980’s LA standards. He called himself “a sexual athlete” and would charm women with self esteem issues into supporting his lazy ass. Carol Bundy had the kind of horror show upbringing that made her grist for his type of mill. Together they were vile and deadly. Lock up your children, hide your pets, fire proof your home – and your children and your pets! Cayetano Godino had murder on his mind from a very young age and didn’t let his small stature diminish his...

  • The story of Travis the chimp and the harrowing 911 call accompanying it will make most people rethink how fun it would be to own a monkey. On January 1st 1993, Englishman Colin Ireland made a new years resolution to become a serial killer but he had a frustrating time geting kudos for his killings as the police kept assuming his homosexual victims had died accidentally while engaging in S&M games. In 1935 a great white shark in a Sydney aquarium regurgitated a human arm with a unique tattoo. The investigation to how it got...

  • Theresa Knorr becomes convinced her eldest daughter Suesan has been casting spells on her to make her fat. The obvious reaction is to kill her and cover up the crime with the help of her other children. Next she forces her second oldest daughter Sheila into prostitution and then claims she gave her VD from a toilet seat. That doesn’t end well either. Truro is a rural area outside of Adelaide (of course) where Christopher Worrell and James Miller dumped the bodies of several girls that had met a grisly...

  • When sailing a bath tub sized boat from Australia to New Zealand wasn’t enough of an adventure Ashley Mervyn Coulson set out on a murderous spree.  In the misguided hopes of somehow becoming beautiful 15 year old dancer Rachel Barber, her former neighbour Caroline Reed Robinson kills her and buries her in a pet cemetery. Essentially the guy who punched the kangaroo in the face is the sanest person here.  This is a Patron Only episode. To become a Patron click here

  • An artistic Austrian sex worker slayer, an inventive Australian family annihilator and a boobalicious meth-head robber walk into a podcast. Jack Unterweger was thought to be rehabilitated and got early release from his prison sentence for murder due to the popularity of his writing projects and the help of some Viennese intellectuals. Unfortunately for the sex workers of Europe and LA his rehabilitation didn’t really stick. Elmer Crawford brutally murdered his wife and 3 children and tried unsuccessfully to make it look like his wife had done it. Instead it...