Dark Topic

By Jack Luna

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 Mar 15, 2019

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Description

Dark Topic is a True Crime Podcast created to ensure that the people Stay Paranoid.


Episode Date
Inaugural Case - Crazy Dave
02:01:00

Dark Topic will return with new content on April 2nd. Until then, back by popular demand, I present the inaugural case of this podcast. Originally released in early February of 2017 by a nervous drunk guy with zero experience. Hopefully after listening, those of you who have been critical of my decision to drop the first season will finally understand why I did so. Thank you for your patience. Back with a vengeance soon. Stay Paranoid


Sources:

Blood Stained: When No One Comes Looking - By Dory Maust

Mar 23, 2019
Introducing - Over My Dead Body
00:05:44

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead? Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or at wondery.fm/omdb

Feb 11, 2019
Dark Topic Two Year Anniversary Special
01:19:36

A Q&A plus much more...

https://www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

https://www.himalaya.com

Feb 09, 2019
21 • The Zed Team
00:26:07

The Zed Team. An unholy crew of misfits, who turned on one of their own.

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Suggested Youtube - https://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/

Suggested Podcast - www.monstruopodcast.com

Patreon - www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

SOURCES :

i. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/jimmy-prout-murder-facebook-injuries-13206066

ii. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-40324334

iii. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/03/cultish-neighbours-tortured-and-killed-tyneside-man-jury-told-jimmy-prout

iv. https://metro.co.uk/2017/06/27/killers-jailed-for-life-for-boiling-mans-testicle-and-forcing-him-to-eat-it-6738376/

v. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-39794370

vi. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-35907061

vii. https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/20/ex-wishes-she-could-say-sorry-to-dad-forced-to-eat-his-own-testicle-8157848/

viii. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6406371/Cult-victims-ex-girlfriend-reveals-agony-not-able-save-him.html

ix. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7722572/dangerous-uk-cults/

x. https://genwhypod.com/blogs/the-generation-why-podcast-blog/the-murder-of-jimmy-prout

xi. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/jimmy-prout-murder-trial-live-13006731

xii. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/police-increasingly-concerned-man-woman-11099701

xiii. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/jimmy-prout-murder-trial-live-12978134

xiv. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/story-jimmy-prout-dad-two-13206598

xv. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/truth-cult-killer-zahid-zaman-13218270

xvi. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/he-like-poison-estate-residents-13205442

xvii. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/wheelchair-bound-puppetmaster-behind-jimmy-13205337

xviii. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-shields-death-cult-how-13205619

Stay Paranoid

Jan 11, 2019
Introducing Monstruo
00:08:58

The heart of a man is darkness…

No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred. Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be left unexplored.

Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill.

Subscribe to Monstruo today at wondery.fm/darktopic

Jan 09, 2019
20 • The Killing Machine - Final
00:34:11

The Killing Machine Finale.

Research - Doctor Hagar Barak

Music - Tyler Jakes, Psycho Killer (Talking Heads Cover) www.tylerjakes.com

Additional Vocals - Beth Brown

Sources:

Video

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/dating-game-killer/ Investigation Discovery stays classy by making a non-documentary TV show about Alcala, starring a dude from Seinfeld and Scandal. I should not assume the show is cheesy, but the poster sure is☺

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/serial-killer-rodney-alcala-the-killing-game/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12PXvKfWdZs (this is Alcala’s appearance on ‘The Dating Game’

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Serial-Killer-Rodney-Alcalas-Photos-Released-Can-You-ID-Any-Of-These-Women-91752849.html video montage of pictures of women found among Alcala’s belongings, which the police asked for the public’s help in identifying

Print

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/flashback-serial-killer-appears-on-the-dating-game-mid-spree-192077/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Alcala

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-serial-killer-new-killing-20160921-snap-story.html

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vdpn9j/the-haunting-photography-of-a-serial-killer

https://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-goad/2018/06/rodney-alcala/

http://www.ibtimes.com/rodney-alcala-dating-game-killer-psychological-profile-2623321 as the link says, this is a psychological profile of Alcala that appeared, for some reason, in international Business News. This is a collection of highlights from an interview given by UK psychologist, research and writer Dr. Nicola Davis, to Pick Me Up! Magazine. The subject of the interview is why did Alcala end up Alcala.

Books

Stella Sands, The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of A TV Dating Show, A Violent Sociopath and A Series of Brutal Murders (St. Martin’s True Crime, 2011) There are several books on Alcala, but as far as I can tell this one is the only one published by a known publishing house, as opposed to self-published. It is also more than twice the length of the other books on Alcala. It’s not a great book, not because it’s inaccurate or biased, mostly because it’s very slow.

Stay Paranoid

Dec 17, 2018
19 • The Killing Machine
00:48:33

Better known as The Dating Game Killer. But you can call him Rodney…

Music - Psycho Killer (Talking Heads Cover) Tyler Jakes. Visit www.tylerjakes.com

Research - Doctor Barak

www.patreon.com/darktopicpod for extra content, and to support DT.

www.darktopicpodcast.com for links to merch.

SOURCES

Video

• https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-­‐‑shows/dating-­‐‑game-­‐‑killer/ Investigation Discovery stays classy by making a non-­‐‑documentary TV show about Alcala, starring a dude from Seinfeld and Scandal. I should not assume the show is cheesy, but the poster sure isJ

• https://www.cbsnews.com/news/serial-­‐‑killer-­‐‑rodney-­‐‑alcala-­‐‑the-­‐‑killing-­‐‑game/

• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12PXvKfWdZs (this is Alcala’s appearance

on ‘The Dating Game’

• https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Serial-­‐‑Killer-­‐‑Rodney-­‐‑Alcalas-­‐‑ Photos-­‐‑Released-­‐‑Can-­‐‑You-­‐‑ID-­‐‑Any-­‐‑Of-­‐‑These-­‐‑Women-­‐‑91752849.html

video montage of pictures of women found among Alcala’s belongings, which the police asked for the public’s help in identifying

Print

• https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-­‐‑news/flashback-­‐‑serial-­‐‑killer-­‐‑ appears-­‐‑on-­‐‑the-­‐‑dating-­‐‑game-­‐‑mid-­‐‑spree-­‐‑192077/

• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Alcala

• http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-­‐‑me-­‐‑ln-­‐‑serial-­‐‑killer-­‐‑new-­‐‑killing-­‐‑

20160921-­‐‑snap-­‐‑story.html

• https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vdpn9j/the-­‐‑haunting-­‐‑photography-­‐‑of-­‐‑a-­‐‑ serial-­‐‑killer

• https://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-­‐‑goad/2018/06/rodney-­‐‑alcala/

• http://www.ibtimes.com/rodney-­‐‑alcala-­‐‑dating-­‐‑game-­‐‑killer-­‐‑psychological-­‐‑ profile-­‐‑2623321

as the link says, this is a psychological profile of Alcala that appeared, for some reason, in international Business News. This is a collection of highlights from an interview given by UK psychologist, research and writer Dr. Nicola Davis, to Pick Me Up! Magazine. The subject of the interview is why did Alcala end up Alcala.

Books

• Stella Sands, The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of A TV Dating Show, A Violent Sociopath and A Series of Brutal Murders (St. Martin’s True Crime, 2011)

STAY PARANOID…

Nov 17, 2018
Secret Project Teaser
00:31:25

A conversation between myself, Mike Boudet of Sword and Scale, and Tyler Bell of the Westside Fairytales, regarding the project we've been creating behind the scenes for almost a year now. Due for release 1-9-19

Oct 31, 2018
18 • The Curious Case of Randall Hopley
00:25:03

This is an episode pilfered from the Padded Room of Patreon. Hopley is due for release in November 2018.

Podcast recommendation - One Eye Open

Oct 01, 2018
Best of Early DT - The Broomstick Killer
01:11:51

Sources: Bad Boy from Rosebud - Gary Lavergne

This episode upset some people due to it's graphic nature at times. I hesitantly describe horrible rape. Beware.

Sep 15, 2018
17 • The Silent Angels of Albert Fish - Final
00:58:08

“I am a man of passion. You don’t know what that means, unless you are my kind. At the orphanage where they put me just before Garfield was assassinated, there were some older boys that caught a horse in a slopping field. They got the horse up against a fence down at the bottom of the field and tied him up.

An old horse.

They put kerosene on his tail and lit it and cut the rope and away went that old horse busting through fences to get away from the fire. But the fire went with him.

That horse, that’s me. That’s the man of passion. The fire chases you and catches you and then it’s in your blood. And after that, it’s the fire that has control, not the man.

Blame the fire of passion for what Albert H. Fish has done…"


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Writing Credit - Tyler Bell. Visit www.westsidefairytales.com

Research Credit - Dr. Hagar Barak

Sources:

Robert Keller, Confessions of a Cannibal, 2015

John Borowski, Albert Fish in his own words, Waterfront Publications 2012

https://www.nytimes.com/1936/01/17/archives/slayer-of-budd-girl-dies-in-electric-chair-albert-fish-65-pays.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1930/09/05/archives/man-67-seized-here-as-budd-kidnapper-wife-accuses-caretaker-as.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1935/03/26/archives/fish-is-sentenced-admits-new-crimes-death-in-electric-chair-fixed.html https://local.theonion.com/[object%20Object]

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/police-try-to-link-budd-girls-slayer-to-3-other-crimes-fish.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html

Stay Paranoid

Sep 03, 2018
Closer to Shore - Update
00:35:11

An update on our good friend Shoreman.

Aug 09, 2018
16 • The Silent Angels of Albert Fish - Part 1
00:51:23

You might think of hell as a hot place. That’s how it's depicted, in old films and cartoons. A sweltering abyss full of ghouls thrusting pitchforks, and inflicting bloody debauchery upon the recently damned. I'm not a believer in such places... but if i were... I'd be more inclined to go with the Dante’s Inferno depiction. Where hell is a cold, forgotten place. The darkest point of the universe, furthest from God, where sinners are trapped unmoving beneath the ice, and Satan mindlessly flaps his wings, trying to escape. 

But then...there are Devils among us. Devils who become immortalized in movies, books, television shows and podcasts... . The types contained within the Dark Topic Catalogue. The types who raise the bar of how evil and savage we can be... who inspire future psychopaths to pursue their own dark dreams and satiate their enormous appetites. The worst of which, I can almost believe were sent from an evil place … maybe spawned from a cold corner of the cosmos…, a spore that crashed here via asteroid eons ago…… eventually morphing into something unfathomable…. And burping up from the bottom of the ocean to take the form of something hideous …like an Angler Fish…. Or worse …Like an Albert Fish.

Writing Credit - Tyler Bell of the Westside Fairytales Podcast. www.westsidefairytales.com

Research Credit - Doctor Barak   

This episode sponsored by Shudder. www.shudder.com                            Use promo code LUNA for a free 30 day trial 

Support Dark Topic by visiting www.patreon.com/darktopicpod and gain access to additional content.

Sources:

Robert Keller, Confessions of a Cannibal, 2015 

John Borowski, Albert Fish in his own words, Waterfront Publications 2012

https://www.nytimes.com/1936/01/17/archives/slayer-of-budd-girl-dies-in-electric-chair-albert-fish-65-pays.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1930/09/05/archives/man-67-seized-here-as-budd-kidnapper-wife-accuses-caretaker-as.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1935/03/26/archives/fish-is-sentenced-admits-new-crimes-death-in-electric-chair-fixed.html https://local.theonion.com/[object%20Object]

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html 

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/police-try-to-link-budd-girls-slayer-to-3-other-crimes-fish.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html

Stay Paranoid

Aug 07, 2018
15 • The Invisible People
01:00:08

The Truck Stop Killer.

This episode was co-written by Tyler Bell of The Westside Fairytales Podcast. Visit www.westsidefairytales.com for some horror fiction in podcast form.

Research Credit: Doctor Barak

Music Credit: Tyler Jakes - Woodchips & Pouty Lips. www.tylerjakes.com

For DT Merch and more, visit www.darktopicpodcast.com

Sources:

ARTICLES:

 https://www.gq.com/story/truck-stop-killer-gq-november-2012

The author of this article was a teenage runaway hitchhiking at truck stops during the time when Rhoades was active. She had a scary encounter with a man who she later came to suspect was Rhoades, and she goes to attempt to verify her suspicion. It’s a good read with lots on insights into hitchhiking in the ‘80s

https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/faq/the-haunting-case-of-robert-ben-rhoades-truck-stop-muderer.html

honestly, I cannot attest to the journalistic credentials of truck driver jobs, but they do have a refreshing angle, in that they don’t assume that truck drivers are, in general, a bunch of creepy psychos.

https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/truck-stop-killer-robert-ben-rhoades-ex-wife-recounts-time-with-serial-killer-and-rapist/

basically, a link to the ID interview

https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-trucker-traveling-torture-chamber-admits-murders/story?id=16037743

on the 2012 trial

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2223778/The-night-I-murdered-truck-stop-serial-killer-One-woman-tells-story-survival.html

Vanessa Veselka, who wrote the GQ article, got covered in the DM! so you know it’s true

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9175140/Torture-chamber-trucker-sentence-to-life-in-prison.html

summary of the case on after the 2012 trial

https://healthpsychologyconsultancy.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/making-of-a-monster-robert-ben-rhoades/ An interview with a psychologist who specialized in childhood abuse (who did not interview Rhoades but did review the material) on the events that may have contributed to create this serial killer.

http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Rhodes,%20Robert%20Ben%20spring%202007.pdf

 Behold a timeline of his life events (that are related to his murders) recorded by students at the psychology department at Radford: (I will be checking this against the other sources to ascertain its reliability, since, just to start with, they misspelled ‘Council Bluffs, Iowa’)

VIDEOS:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21lu4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj1H3_aQhTg

Stay Paranoid

Jun 12, 2018
Best of Early DT - Doctor Kevorkian
00:42:33

“Dying is not a crime” - Jack Kevorkian.

Sources:

60 Minutes Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozwoYhxdbTQ&t=81s

You Don’t Know Jack Documentary 

https://youtu.be/D8_Ket4prGU

May 18, 2018
14 • Getting Closer to Shore
00:50:23

"Shore". A Dark Topic listener, and friend.

Tickets for the Canadian Crime Podcast Event Available

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-crime-podcast-event-tickets-44327443577

May 04, 2018
13 • Uday
01:24:45

The life and crimes of Uday Hussein. History's most sadistic wild child…

This episode features a conversation with Tyler Bell from The Westside Fairytales. A former United States Marine Corps infantryman, journalist, and award-winning photographer, who served three tours in Iraq. And is a half decent guy to boot.

Thanks:

Tyler Bell from the Westside Fairytales. Visit… https://westsidefairytales.com/westside-fairytales-podcast/

True Crime Guys. Visit… https://truecrimelasvegas.podbean.com/

DT Researcher - Hagar Barak

DT Designs - Jesse Marshall

Everyone who supports on Patreon. Visit… www.patreon.com/darktopicpod to become a lunatic.

SOURCES

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/jul/23/iraq.suzannegoldenberg

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/8681025/Saddams-demon-seed.html

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/woman-had-rare-insight-into-uday-s-twisted-world-1.367891

http://www.newsweek.com/my-life-uday-husseins-body-double-68475

https://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0926/p01s02-woiq.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/06/world/aftereffects-reign-of-terror-soccer-players-describe-torture-by-hussein-s-son.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1988/11/22/iraqi-leader-says-his-son-killed-guard/2a2cf2d8-de06-4af5-b3d3-51b8f44e1649/?utm_term=.c6546835d8fc

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jul/23/world/fg-sons23/2

Stay Paranoid

Apr 13, 2018
Welcome to Dark Topic
00:03:20
Apr 12, 2018
12 • Special - The Colonel
01:27:06

This is a special offering from the Padded Room of Patreon. 

Sources:

Above Suspicion - The Fifth Estate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvfK1kZbqEA&t=1563s

The Confession - The Fifth Estate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj7QRP37Wn0&t=8s

*Audio clip in this episode has been pieced together to avoid long pauses.

Support Dark Topic by visiting www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Mar 27, 2018
11 • Stopwatch Stephen
00:54:58

A fast paced episode to match the in and out style of the infamous Stopwatch Gang.

SOURCES:

Documentary - The Fifth Estate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM34e4N-tMw&t=1672s

Articles:

• https://magazine.atavist.com/the-life-and-times-of-thestopwatch-gang

• https://todayinottawashistory.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/the-stopwatchgang/

Today in Ottawa History

• https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/stopwatch-gang-bank-robber-andauthor-stephen-reid-denied-full-parole/article23274831/n

• http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,186513218651331865212,

• http://redrocknews.com/news/13-top-news/6369-1970s-stopwatch-gang-hid-in-oak-creekcanyon

http://articles.latimes.com/1995-10-08/news/mn-547101fast-bank-robber

Dark Topic Research - Hagar Barak

Dark Topic Designs - Jesse Marshall

Music for this episode provided by Tyler Jakes. Visit Tylerjakes.com

Support Dark Topic and receive additional content at www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Stay Paranoid

Mar 13, 2018
9 • Sinning Marybeth Tinning
01:11:44

Marybeth Tinning and her husband Joe, buried all 9 of their children over a 15 year period. Doctors scratched their heads while nurses brought theirs together in whisper. Had the Tinning’s created a “death gene”? Or was Marybeth bringing children into the world for the explicit purpose of taking them back out… in exchange for pity?

Sources: From Cradle to Grave - by Joyce Egginton

Recommended listening - www.disgracelandpod.com

Dark Topic Designs - Jesse Marshall

Visit www.patreon.com/darktopicpod to support the show!

Music Credit - The Children's Room by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Stay Paranoid

Feb 24, 2018
8 • Gorilla Man: The Dark Strangler
00:44:20

A true crime story that may be old… but is all too familiar.

MERCH MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE CANCELLED

Sources: The Dark Strangler - Michael Newton, RJ Parker, Peter Vronsky.

Suggested listening - www.nighttimepodcast.com

Music by Tyler Jakes. Visit www.tylerjakes.com or search on Itunes.

DT Designs - Jesse Marshall @primercharge

DT Hype Man - @realleroyluna

Support Dark Topic and receive additional content at www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Stay Paranoid

Feb 01, 2018
7 • Chikatilo: The Red Ripper - Final
00:40:31

The blood soaked finale...

Sources: Comrade Chikatilo by Mikhail Krivich and Olgert Ol'Gin

Support Dark Topic and receive additional content at www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Dark Topic Designs - Jesse Marshall

Dark Topic Hype Man - Leroy Luna... Twitter @realleroyluna

Special Mention - Canadian True Crime - https://canadiantruecrimepodcast.podbean.com/

Jan 16, 2018
6 • Chikatilo: The Red Ripper - Part 1
00:44:48

Warning: This episode contains descriptions of sexual abuse.

Sources: Comrade Chikatilo by Mikhail Krivich, Olgert Ol'Gin

Support this podcast and receive additional content at www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Dec 30, 2017
5 • The Missoula Mauler
00:48:21

For over a decade, a serial killer skulked among the residents of Missoula Montana. Wayne Nance was most likely the man responsible for having taken the lives of at least 6 people, although we'll never know for certain; thanks to his final targets.

Sources: John Coston - To Kill and Kill Again

Music: Tyler Jakes - Fifth Fang www.tylerjakes.com

Dark Topic Art: Jesse Marshall

Nov 28, 2017
4 • The Inventor
00:25:00

It's a myth that you can kill a sleepwalker by waking them. The reality is that - they could kill you...

Sources: "Walking Terror" - Forensic Files S9-E13

Support Dark Topic and receive extra content at www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Nov 06, 2017
3 • Big Ed Kemper
00:53:43

At 6'9, Edmund Kemper literally stands out. His intelligence, and long list of murders do the same. Hop in and take a ride with Big Ed. Don't mind his reach. That passenger door needs a slam.

This episode made possible by those who support on Patreon. www.patreon.com/darktopicpod

Sources: Edmund Kemper: The True Story of the Co-Ed Killer - Jack Rosewood.

Documentary - Edmund Kemper in his own words.

Oct 20, 2017
2 • SPECK - Final
00:31:42

The heinous finale.

Sources - The Crime of the Century: Dennis Breo and William Martin

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Sep 26, 2017
1 • SPECK - Part 1
00:29:51

Sources - The Crime of the Century: Dennis Breo and William Martin.

Support Dark Topic by visiting www.patreon.com/darktopicpod and gain access to additional content.

Sep 23, 2017