Serial Killers podcast

Serial Killers

Get a rare glimpse into the minds and methods of sadistic murderers. From notorious names like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy to lesser-known killers like “Death House Landlady” Dorothea Puente, what turns a regular person into a predator? Serial Killers is a Spotify Original. New episodes Mondays.

Get a rare glimpse into the minds and methods of sadistic murderers. From notorious names like Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy to lesser-known killers like “Death House Landlady” Dorothea Puente, what turns a regular person into a predator? Serial Killers is a Spotify Original. New episodes Mondays.

 

#507

Was Carla Walker Murdered by a Serial Killer?

In 1974, 17-year-old Carla Walker was abducted from a car in Fort Worth, Texas. Days later, her body was discovered in a remote culvert a few miles away. 46 years later, an arrest was made. But was she Glen McCurley’s only victim? Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

21 hrs Ago

40 MINS

40:34

21 hrs Ago


#506

Mary Bell: England’s Youngest Female Killer

At 11, Mary Bell was on trial for not one, but two murders – during which she was often considered a “bad seed” by those who couldn’t comprehend how such a young girl could commit these acts. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2024

43 MINS

43:55

13 May 2024


#505

“The Avenging Angel” Sheila LaBarre Pt. 2

It’s 2004, and Sheila LaBarre has inherited wealth, a massive farm, and animals she adores. She has everything she ever wanted…almost. What Sheila really wants is to find men who sexually abuse children, and kill them. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

06 May 2024

36 MINS

36:35

06 May 2024


#504

“The Avenging Angel” Sheila LaBarre Pt. 1

Sheila LaBarre’s childhood dreams weren’t out of the ordinary: get out of her small town, become famous, marry a wealthy man. But after a near-death experience, Sheila’s perspective shifts and she sets her sights on revenge. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

36 MINS

36:20

29 Apr 2024


#503

Introducing: Stolen Season 3

Violence. Retaliation. Disappearances. The Navajo Nation is 27,000 square miles of remote terrain with just over 200 tribal police officers. This season on Stolen, Connie Walker’s investigation into the cases of two missing women leads her on a search for justice in a place where people say you can get away with murder. To listen to the entire season, search for “Stolen” on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

29 MINS

29:43

26 Apr 2024


#502

National DNA Day: The First Murder Conviction

April 25 marks National DNA Day in the US, and if you’ve been following true crime stories for a while you know how important DNA can be for solving even the most complicated of cases. In this episode, we’re exploring the first murder case ever solved using DNA analysis, and how it changed a small English town, and forensic science, forever. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

44 MINS

44:34

22 Apr 2024


#501

“Killer Nurse” Kristen Gilbert

In 1989, Kristen Gilbert started her nursing career at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts. She impressed medical staff for her quick and skilled reactions to emergencies on her ward and in the ICU. But over the following seven years, so much death occurred during her shifts that she gained the moniker “The Angel of Death.” Was it a coincidence, or was Kristen Gilbert killing her patients? Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

45 MINS

45:12

15 Apr 2024


#500

The Murder of the Lyon Sisters

In 1975, two young girls, Kate and Sheila Lyon, disappeared from the Wheaton Plaza Mall in Montgomery County, Maryland. Investigators assumed the worst: that they were abducted by a stranger with sexual motivations. But the case went cold without answers — and all these years later, the truth is still complicated. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

44 MINS

44:34

08 Apr 2024


#499

The Clutter Family Murders

Based on a tip from a former cellmate, Perry Smith and Richard Hickock drove for miles across Kansas to get to the Clutter family home. Their plan was to steal the family's hidden safe and then kill them, but things didn't go as planned. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

13 MINS

13:08

04 Apr 2024


#498

“The Revenge Doctor” Anthony Garcia

All Anthony Garcia ever wanted to be was a successful doctor.  When anyone got in his way, he attacked – resulting in four violent murders. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

49 MINS

49:38

01 Apr 2024


#497

Israel Keyes Pt. 3 (with Josh Hallmark)

Israel Keyes died having only confessed to a handful of murders and crimes. Researchers and investigators are left piecing together evidence to solve cold cases. Special thanks to Josh Hallmark for lending his expertise to today’s episode. Check out [True Crime Bullshit] (https://open.spotify.com/show/073muZEPrJTiwYvsDplJRp?si=e64188a88ba14d97) , Josh’s investigation into Israel Keyes, as well as his other [Studio BOTH/AND] (https://www.bothand.fyi/) podcasts on Spotify or wherever else you listen. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

40 MINS

40:16

25 Mar 2024


#496

Israel Keyes Pt. 2 (with Josh Hallmark)

Over the course of six months in 2012, Israel Keyes sits down with the FBI for a series of interviews. In between toying with investigators and bargaining for what he wants, he confesses to a handful of other crimes — while alluding to a whole lot more. Special thanks to Josh Hallmark for lending his expertise to today’s episode. Check out [True Crime Bullshit] (https://open.spotify.com/show/073muZEPrJTiwYvsDplJRp?si=e64188a88ba14d97) , Josh’s investigation into Israel Keyes, as well as his other [Studio BOTH/AND] (https://www.bothand.fyi/) podcasts on Spotify or wherever else you listen. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

45 MINS

45:55

18 Mar 2024


#495

Israel Keyes Pt. 1 (with Josh Hallmark)

In 2012, Israel Keyes is arrested and charged with kidnapping and killing an 18-year-old barista. Prior to that, he’d had just one blemish on his criminal record: a DUI. He’s since been called “the most terrifying serial killer you’ve probably never heard of.” Special thanks to Josh Hallmark for lending his expertise to today’s episode. Check out [True Crime Bullshit] (https://open.spotify.com/show/073muZEPrJTiwYvsDplJRp?si=e64188a88ba14d97) , Josh’s investigation into Israel Keyes, as well as his other [Studio BOTH/AND] (https://www.bothand.fyi/) podcasts on Spotify or wherever else you listen. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

37 MINS

37:41

11 Mar 2024


#494

The Tylenol Murders (with Brad Edwards)

On September 29, 1982, 12-year-old Mary Kellerman took one Extra Strength Tylenol capsule to ease her sore throat and mysteriously died less than four hours later. The same day, three members of the Janus family ingested Tylenol. Brothers Adam and Stanley died hours later. Theresa, Stanley’s wife, experienced chest pain and was rushed to the hospital, where she passed away two days later. In that span of time, two more victims – Mary Reiner and Mary McFarland – met similar fates. Shortly after, Paula Prince was discovered dead in her apartment All seven victims were living in the Chicago area; all seven had taken Extra-Strength Tylenol. Authorities determined the capsules had been laced with deadly potassium cyanide; a task force was promptly assembled; and Tylenol’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson, swiftly removed products from shelves amid growing concern around the country. Soon, they introduced tamper-proof packaging that became ubiquitous for medications and other products. And yet, the crime remains unsolved to this day. One name loomed large in the field of suspects connected to the unsolved 1982 Chicago Tylenol Murders: James Lewis. Investigators could never prove he did it, but Lewis held a certain fascination anyway. Why? Who was this man – and could he really have committed such an evil crime? CBS Chicago investigative reporter Brad Edwards decided to trace Lewis’s past to answer those questions for the docuseries [PainKiller: The Tylenol Murders] (https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/painkiller-the-tylenol-murders/) , on Paramount Plus. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

47 MINS

47:20

04 Mar 2024


#493

Long Island Serial Killer: The Gilgo Beach Murders (with Robert Kolker)

In July 2023, Rex Heuermann was arrested and charged with the murders of Megan Waterman, Melissa Barthelemy, and Amber Costello. Additional charges came in January 2024 for the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Robert Kolker, author of Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery joins the show to talk about the 16-year investigation, the apathy toward sex workers, and the lives and families of the Gilgo Four. The audiobook edition of [Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery] (https://open.spotify.com/show/6X9CZAkbWcVS9cy3HCtXKr?si=6312f40273274ceb) by Robert Kolker is available for Spotify Premium Subscribers in our Audiobook catalog, where you can check it out after listening to this episode. To buy the hard copy, you can visit: [https://www.harpercollins.com/products/lost-girls-robert-kolker] (https://www.harpercollins.com/products/lost-girls-robert-kolker) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

46 MINS

46:21

26 Feb 2024


#492

Murder in Marlborough Sounds

Olivia Hope and Ben Smart were partying with their friends on New Year’s Eve in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. As the party was dying down they accepted an offer from a stranger to come aboard his yacht. They were never heard from again. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

40 MINS

40:24

22 Feb 2024


#491

Who Killed Gertrude McCabe?

In October 1983, police found Gertrude McCabe dead inside her San Jose home: Who would murder an 88-year-old woman in such a violent fashion? Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) — This episode is sponsored by ABC’s Will Trent, last season’s most talked-about new crime series. Special agent Will Trent has an eye for the crucial clues that close even the toughest cases. He uses his amazing gift for reading crime scenes to catch kidnappers, murderers – even a serial killer. Watch Season 2 of Will Trent, at its new time, Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC and stream on Hulu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

41 MINS

41:06

19 Feb 2024


#490

The Morgans: A Fatal Love

During a 1972 snowstorm, musical prodigy Lee Morgan and his band played a set at Slug’s Saloon in New York City. One minute, he was entertaining the crowd, his trumpet blaring with solo after solo. The next, he was dead. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

29 MINS

29:53

12 Feb 2024


#489

Deadly Exes: Domestic Violence Awareness (with Annie Elise)

Sometimes violence comes from the people you least expect. ​Annie Elise, host of [SERIALously] (https://open.spotify.com/show/6HdheEH8WeMTHoe5da34qU?si=86ca090b4cfc4e50) and [10 to Life] (https://www.youtube.com/@annieelise) , joins Vanessa to discuss two shocking murders, overlooked warning signs, and how all of us can prevent future tragedies. The case of Brenda Delgado and Ricky Paniagua begins at (2:53), and the case of Morgan McCaffery and Gilbert Newton III begins at (17:17). Annie and Vanessa share their final thoughts and the resources available to all of us starting at (28:11). Visit [https://impact.byspotify.com/serialkillers] (https://impact.byspotify.com/serialkillers) to learn more, get support, and take action on the specific types of abuse in this episode. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence in any form, help is available. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free, confidential support 24/7. Call 1-800-799-SAFE, or visit [TheHotline.org.] (http://thehotline.org./) If you need support for a teen or young person experiencing dating abuse, visit the Love is Respect website at [https://www.loveisrespect.org/] (https://www.loveisrespect.org/) . For mental health resources and global domestic violence resources, you can visit [https://resources.byspotify.com/] (https://resources.byspotify.com/) Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

36 MINS

36:40

05 Feb 2024


#488

Charles Manson Pt. 2

Leading up to the Grammys, we’re covering one of history’s most infamous musicians: Charles Manson. Vanessa explores the music references Manson’s followers left at the crime scenes, how the crimes reverberated through the music business, and why Charles Manson blamed the murders on The Beatles. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:02

29 Jan 2024


#487

Charles Manson Pt. 1

Leading up to the Grammys, we’re covering one of history’s most infamous musicians: Charles Manson. Vanessa explores how Manson’s failed music career morphed into a murder cult. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:10

22 Jan 2024


#486

BTK's First Victims: The Otero Family Murders

50 years ago to this day, Dennis Rader, aka BTK, killed four members of the Otero family. These murders were his first of ten, and he would play cat-and-mouse games with media and law enforcement for the next 30 years before his own ego got him captured. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

36 MINS

36:07

15 Jan 2024


#485

The Killer in the Mansion Pt. 2

A fire in the beautiful LaLaurie mansion reveals some ugly secrets. In this episode we recount the events of the night in 1834 when Delphine went from being the queen of Creole society to one of its most reviled citizens. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) and Tiktok [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.tiktok.com/@serialkillerspodcast) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

47 MINS

47:41

08 Jan 2024


#484

The Killer in the Mansion Pt. 1

Her New Orleans mansion is said to be haunted, but the truth behind the legend of Delphine LaLaurie is much scarier than a ghost lurking in the corner. Join Vanessa as she recounts the life and horror of the infamous mistress. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) and Tiktok [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.tiktok.com/@serialkillerspodcast) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:47

01 Jan 2024


#483

BEST OF 2023: "The Buried Bodies Killer" Robert Garrow Pt. 2

Happy holidays from all of us at Serial Killers! We will be back with a new episode in January. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy one of our best episodes of the year. After Robert Garrow committed his first murder, he retreated to Adirondack Park to hide in the wilderness. But the peaceful atmosphere of the woods only agitated him more, leading him to go on a gruesome murder spree in the Adirondack Mountains. And even after being caught, he still planned to continue killing. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) and Tiktok [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.tiktok.com/@serialkillerspodcast) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

35 MINS

35:08

25 Dec 2023


#482

BEST OF 2023: "The Buried Bodies Killer" Robert Garrow Pt. 1

Happy holidays from all of us at Serial Killers! We will be back with a new episode in January. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy one of our best episodes of the year. He grew up without any friends and suffered severe head injuries due to abuse from his parents. As Robert Garrow got older, he turned to crimes like larceny and burglary. But eventually, he gave way to darker and more twisted impulses. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) and Tiktok [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.tiktok.com/@serialkillerspodcast) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

38 MINS

38:29

18 Dec 2023


#481

The Mastermind

After the fallout at the PNC Bank, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Bill Rothstein scrambled to cover their tracks. But the FBI was already closing in, working to reveal the mastermind behind the entire plan. Keep up with us on Instagram [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/serialkillerspodcast/) and Tiktok [@serialkillerspodcast] (https://www.tiktok.com/@serialkillerspodcast) ! Have a story to share? Email us at [serialkillerstories@spotify.com] (mailto:serialkillerstories@spotify.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Dec 2023

38 MINS

38:26

11 Dec 2023