Dark Topic

By Jack Luna

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AlieMarie
 Jan 18, 2019

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 Nov 12, 2018

Stephanie
 Oct 22, 2018
I love the how vivid and raw the storytelling is. Most of the crime discussed are ones I've never heard of. I'm glad there isn't just a focus on the big ones that every true crime podcast covers. I'm excited to keep listening.

sovery slowly
 Sep 20, 2018
really charismatic host, unexpected cases, accompanied by perfect music. episodes worth listening to more than once. (worth being supported on patreon!)

MJ
 Aug 20, 2018
I love the way the story is told and his personal insight. Not like almost all of the other true crime podcasts! It's one of the top 3 I look forward to downloading.

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

Episode Date
21 • The Zed Team
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The Zed Team. An unholy crew of misfits, who turned on one of their own. Visit https://takecareof.com and enter promo code LUNA for 25 percent off your first order of personalized vitamins. 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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…" * * * This episode sponsored by Casper. Head over to Casper.com/topic and get $50 towards select mattresses by using promo code TOPIC at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. 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
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An update on our good friend Shoreman.
Aug 09, 2018
16 • The Silent Angels of Albert Fish - Part 1
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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
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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%20_spring%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
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“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
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"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
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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
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Apr 12, 2018
12 • Special - The Colonel
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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
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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/0,28804,1865132_1865133_1865212, • http://redrocknews.com/news/13-top-news/6369-1970s-stopwatch-gang-hid-in-oak-creekcanyon http://articles.latimes.com/1995-10-08/news/mn-54710_1_fast-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
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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
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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 - @real_leroy_luna Support Dark Topic and receive additional content at www.patreon.com/darktopicpod Stay Paranoid
Feb 01, 2018
7 • Chikatilo: The Red Ripper - Final
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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 @real_leroy_luna Special Mention - Canadian True Crime - https://canadiantruecrimepodcast.podbean.com/
Jan 16, 2018
6 • Chikatilo: The Red Ripper - Part 1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The heinous finale. Sources - The Crime of the Century: Dennis Breo and William Martin www.patreon.com/darktopicpod
Sep 26, 2017
1 • SPECK - Part 1
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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