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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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If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, c…
 
In 1986, Stephanie Lazarus was an LAPD officer who murdered her ex-boyfriend's wife, Sherri Rasmussen. Lazarus was still infatuated with her ex, John Ruetten, and decided to execute the woman she thought was her romantic rival. She used her police training to make the murder look like a robbery. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murder of She…
 
William Dean Christensen is a serial rapist and serial killer who operated in both the United States and Canada. There is a lot of speculation regarding just how many murders Christensen committed, but estimates go as high as 30. William was caught many times over the years and even spent time in prison for many different offenses. But, each time, …
 
Margaret Rudin lived in fifteen different locations before she graduated high school. She married young and had children. By the 1980s, she was living in Las Vegas when she met and married Ron Rudin. It was the fifth marriage for both Ron and Margaret. But it was a rocky marriage filled with deceit and infidelity. Ron Rudin vanished just before Chr…
 
Ronald Gene Simmons committed the worst family massacre in the history of the US. Around Christmas in 1987, Simmons murdered 14 members of his family over a period of about four days in Arkansas. Then, several days after Christmas, Simmons went on a shooting rampage trying to get back at various people he felt had wronged him over the years. He mur…
 
On the surface, 17-year-old Napoleon Beazley appeared to be an all-American kid. He was a star athlete in both football and track as a senior at his high school in Grapeland, Texas. He came from a good family, and his classmates elected him as the senior class president. But, under the surface, Napoleon was much different than the persona that he s…
 
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about…
 
In April of 1996, Martin Bryant perpetrated an unimaginable mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania that shocked Australia and the world. Bryant's actions left 35 dead and many people wounded. It caused changes in Australia's gun laws, and left many pointing the finger at agencies they felt could have stopped Bryant at different points in time. Join…
 
In April of 1996, Martin Bryant perpetrated an unimaginable mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania that shocked Australia and the world. Bryant's actions left 35 dead and many people wounded. It caused changes in Australia's gun laws, and left many pointing the finger at agencies they felt could have stopped Bryant at different points in time. Join…
 
Richard Crafts seemingly had a great life. He was a successful airline pilot with a great wife and three children. But, by 1986, his wife Helle had hired a divorce attorney and a private investigator to track his infidelity. Before Richard was served with divorce papers, Helle disappeared. Richard very quickly became the center of police attention …
 
Yazeed Essa was a respected doctor with a loving wife and two young children. But, that wasn't enough for Yaz. He engaged in a number of extra-marital affairs and longed to be free to live a playboy's life. So, he hatched a plan to kill his wife Rosie. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murderous doctor Yazeed Essa. Yaz thought he was smart en…
 
Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm. The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in t…
 
Leroy Hall Jr had a fascination with fire from an early age. He also had an obsession with his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier. When Traci rejected his attempts at reconciliation, Hall stalked her and ultimately lit her on fire while she sat inside her car. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the heinous murder committed by Leroy Hall Jr. This w…
 
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From W…
 
Douglas Feldman was a man teetering on the edge. His world was falling apart and it seemed only a matter of time before he did something explosive. A road rage incident in 1998 in the Dallas, Tx area led to multiple murders. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murders of Douglas Feldman. Feldman was riding a Harley motorcycle when the incident …
 
19-year-old Ashton Sachs was a college student who came from a large family. His mother, Andra, had built a multi-million dollar empire. In 2014, someone entered the Sachs' California home and began shooting. Ashton's father Bill and his mother Andra were killed. His 8-year-old brother was paralyzed. The police investigation began with those people…
 
Ryan Jenkins was a good looking guy with a good education, who grew up in a wealthy Canadian household. His life changed when he accepted an invitation to be on a VH1 reality television show called Megan Wants a Millionaire. Megan Hauserman, a veteran of VH1 reality shows, was to choose between 17 millionaires. But, the world would never see all of…
 
17-year-old Daniel LaPlante had a history of breaking into homes in his hometown of Townsend, Massachusetts. He was charged with breaking into and terrorizing the family an ex-girlfriend. Two months after being released from jail on bail, he committed a brutal triple homicide of a mother and her two children. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the…
 
Marjorie Orbin was a dancer and choreographer in Las Vegas who was used to men paying a lot of attention to her. She was married six times by the time she was 34-years-old. But, the one thing she wanted most was to have a child. Jay Orbin was a successful businessman who fell head over heels for Marjorie and promised that he would pay whatever it t…
 
On July 19th, 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy, scion of the greatest political dynasty in modern America, drove his Oldsmobile into a pond. He escaped. But his passenger, a woman named Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. In the days that followed, he leveraged the Kennedy political machine to shield himself from scrutiny and safeguard his presidential aspirati…
 
Aileen Wuornos was a rarity in true crime, a true female serial killer. Wuornos murdered seven men in Florida between December 1989 and November 1990. Her story captivated many as authorities pieced together her murders. The state of Florida called her a cold-blooded murdered while Aileen portrayed herself as a victim who defended herself against m…
 
Aileen Wuornos was a rarity in true crime, a true female serial killer. Wuornos murdered seven men in Florida between December 1989 and November 1990. Her story captivated many as authorities pieced together her murders. The state of Florida called her a cold-blooded murdered while Aileen portrayed herself as a victim who defended herself against m…
 
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were a high number of sexual assaults in the South Hill section of Spokane, Washington. The authorities created a task force to catch this predator that the media dubbed "The South Hill Rapist." It would take some time but, eventually, authorities closed in on a man named Kevin Coe, whose father was the …
 
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were a high number of sexual assaults in the South Hill section of Spokane, Washington. The authorities created a task force to catch this predator that the media dubbed "The South Hill Rapist." It would take some time but, eventually, authorities closed in on a man named Kevin Coe, whose father was the …
 
On July 11th, 1988, 27-year-old Julie Love was on her way home from a meeting when she disappeared. Her car was found a few days later and police theorized that she had run out of gas and met with foul play. It became a highly publicized missing persons case and the pressure was on the police to solve it. Julie's family did everything they could to…
 
Matthew Macon had a rough childhood and he, along with some of his siblings, were placed into foster care at an early age. Macon developed a pretty extensive juvenile record and spent time at a number of facilities for juvenile offenders. He committed his first sexual assault at the age of 14. He spent much of his adult life incarcerated, but durin…
 
Susan Polk was convicted of murdering her husband of 20 years, respected psychologist, Felix Polk in 2002. Susan claimed that the killing was self-defense but the prosecution argued that she killed Felix for money and custody of her children because of a contentious divorce. The two were married for 20 years and had 3 children together at the time …
 
In 1997, the Lillelid family was on their way home from a Jehovah's Witness retreat in Johnson City, Tennessee. Vidar, Delphina, and their two children, 6-year-old Tabitha and 2-year-old Peter stopped at a rest area to picnic. That's where they encountered a group of six young people who were travelling, trying to leave their lives in their small K…
 
19-year-old Steven Colver and 14-year-old Tylar Witt became lovers despite their age difference. But, when Tylar's mother Joanne began a campaign to keep them apart, the pair made the decision that to be together they had to murder Joanne. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murder of Joanne Witt committed by Steven Colver and Tylar Witt. Colve…
 
By 1985, Daniel Remeta was a 27-year-old man who had spent the majority of his life incarcerated. He had been jailed numerous times and had done two different stints in prison. He was facing an arraignment for a destruction of property charge when he decided to skip town with his 18-year-old girlfriend and another friend. What transpired was a mult…
 
16-year-old James Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch were friends who were bored with life in their small town of Chelsea, VT. They began to scheme and plan on ways to get to Australia. Eventually, those plans turned to crime and evolved into murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the crimes of Parker and Tulloch. How did these two kids com…
 
Joseph Christopher went on a killing spree in 1980 around the Buffalo, New York area that caused the press to dub him the ".22 Caliber Killer." Christopher's murders were racially motivated and he targeted black males. But, he varied his M.O. up so much that police weren't sure how many murderers they were chasing and it caused the media to throw o…
 
John McRae's committed his first murder when he was only 15. He murdered an 8-year-old boy in his neighborhood. He was convicted of the murder and sent away to prison for life. It was thought that, after 20 years, he was rehabilitated and he was set free. That decision would prove disastrous. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes …
 
By 1996, 16-year-old Rod Ferrell was the leader of a vampire clan in Murray, Kentucky. He began telling everyone that he was a 500-year-old vampire. When his female friend in Florida began complaining about her family, Rod devised a plan to rescue her. But somewhere along the way, the plan changed to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the …
 
Steven Ray Thacker had a fear of rejection and abandonment. He suffered quite a bit of it during his childhood. He turned to drugs and alcohol and racked up a long rap sheet by the time he was in his twenties. After one stint in prison, he met and fell in love with a woman who had two children. Thacker now had a ready made family and he craved thei…
 
In 1980, Jean Harris shot and killed her lover Herman Tarnower. She was arrested and charged with murder. The case made headline news all over because Jean was the headmistress at a prestigious school for girls and Tarnower was a cardiologist who co-authored the best-selling book, "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet Book". But what exactly happene…
 
Peter Kurten was a German serial killer who operated in the early 20th century. The press dubbed him as the Vampire of Dusseldorf because he experimented with drinking the blood from some of his victim's wounds. Kurten grew up in household filled with depravity, his father subjected the entire family to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. These exp…
 
Darrell Keith Rich terrorized Shasta County, in Northern California, over a 2-3 month period in the summer of 1978. He began his predatory ways by sexually assaulting a number of women and girls. But, very quickly he began murdering, using the very same M.O. that he used previously. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Darrell…
 
When Richard Farley met a 22-year-old woman named Laura Black, he said it was love at first sight. Richard pursued Laura, but, she was not interested in seeing him romantically. This was something that Richard Farley could not understand. His infatuation turned to obsession and he began stalking Laura daily. This obsession ultimately led Farley to …
 
Ward Weaver had a turbulent childhood. He had an abusive father who left when he was young and his mother remarried a man who was also allegedly abusive. Ward modeled those same behaviors in the relationships that he had as an adult. Then, in 2002, when two young girls went missing in Oregon in the span of two months, Ward became the prime suspect.…
 
Ignacio and Heather Garraus had made a great life for themselves in Greeley, Colorado. But, in 2004, Ignacio, a Greeley police officer, began an affair with a police dispatcher named Shawna Nelson. When Ignacio ended the affair, years later, Shawna didn't take it well. She set out to take out the one person whom she felt stood in her way of having …
 
26-year-old Stephanie Scott was a high school teacher in Leeton, Australia. She was well-loved by friends, family, and her students. She was set to be married to the love of her life, but just days before her wedding was to take place she was killed by a monster. Friends and family searched for Stephanie after she failed to return home or answer ce…
 
Tookie Williams was a co-founder of the infamous Crips gang in the 1970s in Southern California. Raised by a single mother, Tookie learned how to be tough in order to survive on the streets. He lived the gang life for a number of years and got heavily involved with drugs. In 1979, Tookie was arrested and ultimately convicted of murdering four peopl…
 
William Scott Day was in trouble pretty much his entire adult life. He spent over 90% of it in Michigan prisons. Most of the time he spent outside of prison was because of his numerous prison escapes. His last escape was his most daring as he was able to talk a hospital supervisor into smuggling him out. While on the run, Day murdered at least six …
 
Arthur Gary Bishop was one of Utah's most infamous killers. Between 1979 and 1983, Bishop murdered five boys, but over years he molested many more. When the police closed in on him they found hundreds of photographs he had taken over the years of many different boys. Many have never been identified so police have no way of knowing how many victims …
 
In 2013, 71-year-old Gerald Uden and his 74-year-old wife Alice were arrested at their Missouri home. The couple had been keeping some very dark secrets for over 30 years. Alice had killed her 3rd husband in 1974. She then married Gerald. Gerald murdered his ex-wife and his two adopted sons in 1980. It took decades but the police finally put the pi…
 
Bob Berdella murdered at least six men in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1980s. When he was finally caught and all the details of his crimes came out, the press dubbed him "The Butcher of Kansas City" and "The Kansas City Butcher". Berdella drugged, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered his victims. He was a sadist and his crimes were extremely b…
 
Charles Cullen was a nurse who murdered a large number of patients over 16 years in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He confessed to murdering between 30 and 40 patients, but many people believe the true number of his victims could be in the hundreds. Unlike many serial killers, Cullen didn't feel compelled to keep souvenirs from his victims and h…
 
Phillip Jablonski was a serial killer who five women in California and Utah. Jablonski grew up with an abusive alcoholic father and it is thought that he patterned his later behavior from what he saw from his father. Jablonski's crimes were many and heinous in nature. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of this lesser known, but…
 
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisti…
 
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