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 Aug 5, 2018
Just finished Season 1. Fascinating podcast. Love the show. Keep up the good work guys!


Criminology is a true crime podcast that takes a deep dive into some of the most famous cases in the annals of crime. Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will give you every details of these infamous crimes. Each season is a new case told over 8-10 episodes.

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S3 Ep2 - Ted Bundy Part 2

Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this second episode, we dive further into the murders committed by Bundy and the methods he used to lure his victims. We also discuss his life in politics.

As the number of murders and sexual assaults he committed rose, victims came forward with his description. Once that was put out into the public, people who knew Ted Bundy started to come forward to police that he looked very much like the composite sketch. It's just a matter of time before the law catches up to him.

Aug 12, 2018
S3 Ep1 - Ted Bundy Part1

Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. He is responsible for murdering more than 30 women and girls in the 1970s. Bundy was charming and handsome, and he used these attributes to his advantage in luring his victims. In this first episode on Ted Bundy, we focus primarily on his childhood and talk about some of the early warning signs that he exhibited. We'll discuss his love life, his relationship with Ann Rule, and his first murder.

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Aug 05, 2018
The Murder in My Family Invite
A promo for Morf's new podcast The Murder In My Family.
Jul 14, 2018
The Murder in my Family Preview episode

Mike ‘Morf’ Morford co-host of Criminology invites you to check out his brand new true crime podcast, The Murder In My Family featuring a single murder case in each episode, and an interview with a family member of the victim. You can subscribe on iTunes right now at:

Jun 11, 2018
S2 Ep15 - The Golden State Killer

In this final episode of season 2 we take a look at the background and timeline of the arrested suspect Joseph J. DeAngelo. 

We have multiple interviews with people who interacted with DeAngelo, one man who worked with him for many years. He sheds insight on the man that he knew and tells stories of DeAngelo through the years.

We have a fascinating interview with the Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert. And we unveil the long awaited post-arrest follow up interview with Paul Holes.



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Jun 03, 2018
S2 Ep14 - The Original Nightstalker

In this episode we are focusing the last two murders committed in the EAR/ONS/GSK series. We are joined by family members who provide insight into the victims, the details of the crimes, and the aftermath.

The connections between the East Area Rapist crimes and those committed by the Original Night Stalker are finally made. And we talk with detectives Larry Crompton and Paul Holes who provide valuable information.

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May 27, 2018
S2 Ep13 - The Orange County Killer

We start off this episode giving an update on the 2nd court appearance of the suspect Joseph J DeAngelo. Then we continue with the murders committed by the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer.

He strikes next in Orange County murdering a young couple named Keith and Patrice Harrington. We go into their backgrounds and the details of this horrific murder.

Then, staying in Orange County, the EAR/ONS/GSK murders a 28 year old woman named Manuela Witthuhn. The authorities in Southern California discover that they have a serial killer on their hands. This killer would be dubbed the Night Stalker. This is the original Night Stalker, committing his murders before Richard Ramirez.

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May 20, 2018
S2 Ep12 - The Diamond Knot Killer

A double murder occurs in an affluent neighborhood of Ventura California. The press would dub the suspect "The Diamond Knot Killer" because of the intricate knots he used to bind his victims.

It wouldn't be until years later that police would figure out that the Diamond Knot Killer was yet just another nickname for EAR/ONS/GSK.

We speak to one of the victims daughters who provides details and insight into the tragic murders.


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May 13, 2018
S2 Ep11 - The Creek Killer

The East Area Rapist moves to Southern California and becomes known as The Original Night Stalker and later The Golden State Killer. 

We start to talk about the murders that this individual committed in Southern California. But at the same time we have new information coming in about the suspect Joseph DeAngelo. So we have to talk about that as well.

This season was originally set to be a total of 12 episodes. But with the recent events of the arrest of DeAngelo, we are making plans to continue our coverage of this case. We will continue to finish out the events that took place so many years ago. But in addition to that, we have to make plans to look at this case using the information that comes about DeAngelo's movements and whereabouts back during the time the crimes were committed. So stay tuned!


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May 06, 2018
S2 Ep10 - The East Area Rapist Vanishes

The arrest of a suspect in this case has grabbed the world's attention like nothing we've seen recently in the world of true crime. And like all of you, we'll be glued to the events as they unfold. But, we still have a ways to go in our coverage of the crimes.

In episode 10, we see the EAR attack back in the area of Rancho Cordova. We discuss the only attack in the series that took place in Fremont, which is in Alameda County. Then the EAR returns to Contra Costa County, but this time it is in the town of Walnut Creek.

We finish up the attacks committed by the East Area Rapist in Northern California. We're preparing to dive in to his move into Southern California and the radical change in the crimes that he commits there.



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Apr 29, 2018
S2 - Bonus episode - Suspect Arrested

A suspect as been arrested in the EAR/GSK case. We wanted to put out a bonus episode to talk about this unbelievable break in the case.

We will cover this in more depth as additional details continue to come out.



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Apr 26, 2018
S2 Ep9 - The Homework

In this 9th episode of Season 2 we delve into more crimes commited by the EAR/GSK. We hear from a victim that has chosen for the first time to publicly come forward to talk about her ordeal.

We hear more from some of the detectives that worked the case back then as well as those working it now. And we talk in depth about "The Homework", papers found near one of the crime scenes that many felt may have been dropped by EAR.


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Apr 22, 2018
S2 Ep8 - EAR targets Modesto and Davis

Episode 8 brings with it more attacks by the East Area Rapist. He had terrorized Sacramento County. He had struck in Stockton. Many residents outside of this area were not as fearful, thinking it would not happen in their town.

But when EAR attacks in both Modesto and Davis, the area of fear will widen dramatically. Is anyone safe from this madman?

We preview an exclusive interview with an EAR victim that has never spoken publicly before. That interview is coming in episode 9.



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Apr 15, 2018
S2 Ep7 - The Air Force Couple

In episode 7, we dive into some additional communication that may be from the East Area Rapist. There is a call we'll play that was made to the Sacramento PD. What may be the first written communication by EAR is sent to multiple outlets. And he continues to call and terrorize his victims.

A good lead on this suspect comes into police and they set up a sting operation to nab him. We'll hear from one of the original detectives on how it played out.

We also discuss the murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore which may very well be the work of the EAR. We talk with Katie's brother, detectives who worked the case then and now, as well as a witness to the events that took place 41 years ago.

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Apr 08, 2018
S2 Ep6 - EAR's Youngest Victim Speaks

The EAR is still on the loose and terrorizing Sacramento County. But he will move out of his home area and strike fear in Stockton, California. 

In this episode we talk to a number of people associated to the case. We speak with Detective Sgt. Ken Clark of the Sacramento County Sheriff's dept as well as Contra County investigator Paul Holes who is currently working the EAR case.

But in a very special interview we get to hear from Margaret Wardlow who was the 27th and youngest victim of the East Area Rapist. Margaret tells us about the attack she suffered at the hands of EAR when she was only 13 years old. Her strength, resolve, and fight is amazing.

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Apr 01, 2018
S2 Ep5 - Roots in Visalia?

The East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer has been terrorizing the citizens of Sacramento county. We talk about additional attacks to start this episode. There were a number of sightings of strange people in different neighborhoods, some posing as meter readers, some posing as census takers. Neighbors and victims continue to receive haunting phone calls. 

We talk to a man who in 1977 saw the East Area Rapist in his yard and actually came close to catching him. He takes us back to those events that occurred 40+ years ago.

And then we finish talking about the Visalia Ransacker. This criminal, who operated in the mid-1970s, terrorized the town of Visalia. And then all of a sudden he vanished. Or, has some have theorized, did he move 200 miles to Sacramento County and begin operating there as EAR?


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Mar 25, 2018
S2 Ep4 - Tracking the MO of a Predator

The East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues to terrorize Sacramento county. As the attacks begin to mount it becomes evident that the specifics of each, as well as the descriptions of the attacker are similar. But the attacker does begin to add new elements as he becomes more and more brazen in his attacks.

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Mar 18, 2018
S2 Ep3 - A Monster Terrorizes

The story of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues in this episode 3 of Season 2 of Criminology. The unidentified rapist continues to terrorize women all over Sacramento county. His tactics are brazen and oftentimes bizarre. 

Join Mike and Morf as we discuss the chronology of this monster, his crimes, the victims, and the effects on the community. We'll hear from the some of the investigators who handled the original case as well as the victims. We will also take a look at some of the news articles from that time period and how the community reacted to these horrible crimes.

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Mar 11, 2018
S2 Ep2 - A Victim Speaks Out

In this second episode of season 2 of Criminology you are going to hear from various people associated with this case. Jane Carson Sandler was the 5th victim of the monster and she joins us to talk about her experience and how her life was changed.

You'll hear from Carol Daly and Richard Shelby who were some of the original detectives on this case. Their insight into how the investigation was conducted and the effect on the community is very impactful.

And of course, we have to continue to go in depth on the crimes committed by the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer/ Original Night Stalker. As you will hear, his crimes become increasingly vicious and he displays some extremely odd behavior.

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Mar 04, 2018
S2 Ep1 - The Epicenter of Fear

Criminology is back for Season 2! This season we will doing an in depth look at one of America's most infamous unsolved cases. This predator goes by many names: The East Area Rapist, The Golden State Killer, and the Original Night Stalker. This person is suspected of more than 100 home break ins and burglaries, at least 50 rapes, and a dozen or more murders.

We'll be covering the crimes, the victims, and the clues using case documents and firsthand accounts. We talk with the investigators who worked this case back when it started and those who are working it today. We speak to victims who survived this monster and to the family members of victims that lost their lives.

Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford for episode 1 of Season 2 of Criminology to hear how this tragic tail began. Then buckle in because it is going to take a full season to detail the horrific crimes committed by this prolific serial rapist and murderer.

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Feb 25, 2018
S2 - Introduction episode

This is the introduction episode for season 2 of the Criminology podcast. Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will unveil the topic for the second season and talk about what you can expect to hear as it unfolds. 

We also have a sample of the type of audio that you can expect to hear: Many hours of interviews have been done with cold case investigators, surviving victims, and victim's family members.

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Feb 18, 2018
S1 Ep12 - Season 1 Zodiac Finale

This is the finale episode of season 1 of Criminology and the end of the Zodiac series. We have a couple of great interviews in this episode. We discuss the effect of Zodiac on pop culture, the books, and the movies that have been made over the years.

Gibby from True Crime All The Time makes a guest appearance to discuss some of the Zodiac movies and lend his encyclopedic knowledge.

This is the final episode of season 1 but we'll be back soon with a new season of Criminology. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss the new episodes!




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Oct 29, 2017
S1 Ep11 - Zodiac Ciphers Conversation

In this episode we take a deeper dive into Zodiac's Cipher communications. Dave Oranchak joins us to provide greater insight into the ciphers.

Why was the 408 cipher solved while subsequent ciphers were not? What were the differences between them all that make some harder to solve than others. 

Join Ferg and Morf as they tap into the wealth of knowledge that Dave brings to the subject. We also talk to Dr. Katherine Ramsland who sheds light on what it may have meant to Zodiac to write these as well as the connection to BTK.



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Oct 22, 2017
S1 Ep10 - Zodiac Suspects Part 2

We continue the discussion on Zodiac suspects in this part 2 episode of the Zodiac suspects. This part 2 focuses some of the lesser known suspects, some of which have developed in recent years.

We also discuss some of the various suspects that have resulted in family members stating that they believe that their father, sibling, etc. was the Zodiac.

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Oct 15, 2017
S1 Ep9 - Zodiac Suspects

The Zodiac known and potential crimes have been wrapped up in previous episodes. We've also covered the known and potential communication to the police and press.

Now it is time to talk about the potential Zodiac suspects. In this part 1 of 2 episodes devoted to potential suspects we touch on the most well-known of the Zodiac suspects.  Those that developed early on in the hunt for the infamous killer. These are the ones that have been prominently featured in books and movies. Join Mike and Morf as we dig deep into these guys, the pros and cons as to why they may or may not be the Zodiac.

In next week's part 2 episode on suspects we'll focus on the lesser known but equally fascinating suspects that have developed over the years. 




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Oct 08, 2017
S1 Ep8 - A Killer's Epilogue

In this eighth episode of season 1 of Criminology we continue to explore both confirmed and unconfirmed Zodiac activity. This includes possible early murders as well as additional correspondence. 

Join Mike and Morf as they continue the discussion on the infamous Zodiac.

Upcoming planned episodes will focus on suspects as well as Zodiac's influence on pop culture.

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Oct 01, 2017
S1 Ep7 - Looking In Lake Tahoe

In this episode we explore the aftermath of the discovery of Zodiac's Riverside connection being exposed. There are a number of incidents that could be related to the Zodiac and we discuss those in detail.

Zodiac would even resume his correspondence and take credit for a murder in Lake Tahoe. Donna Lass would go missing from the Lake Tahoe area and Zodiac would revel in corresponding about the disappearance.

Paul Avery would also receive new communications from Zodiac. One in particular is in response to an article written about a movie of all things.

So join Mike and Morf as they continue the discussion on the infamous Zodiac case.




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Sep 24, 2017
S1 Ep6 - Zodiac's Riverside Roots Examined

In this examine we continue the examination into Zodiac's connection with the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, CA. We dissect the letter that was mailed to both the police and the paper about a month after Cheri's death.

Then we discuss a poem that was found on a desk at the Riverside Community College where Cheri attended. Was this poem an early work of the Zodiac and if so what clues does it present as to who the Zodiac could be?

As time goes by the papers put out articles on the anniversaries of Cheri's murder talking about the state of the case and the investigation. These spark communication from someone claiming to be the murderer.

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Sep 17, 2017
S1 Ep5 - The Riverside Connection

In this episode we talk about the tip which leads Paul Avery down the path of investigating a murder in Riverside which could be connected to Zodiac. If it is, it's very possible that this could be his first murder.

In 1966 a college freshman named Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. Join Mike and Morph as they discuss the facts surrounding this murder and the mysterious letter that is sent after it occurs. 

Is this the earliest known work of the Zodiac?




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Sep 10, 2017
S1 Ep4 - A Killer Takes Credit

In March of 1970 a woman traveling through California with her 10-month old daughter would have a frightening experience. A man would trick her into thinking something was wrong with her car on the highway. The woman and her baby would be luck to escape with their lives. But later she would say that the man she saw that night was the Zodiac.

In this episode we dive into the details of this harrowing experience as well as a number of Zodiac communications that come out. Was it really Zodiac who had terrified this woman on the highway? He would later take credit for it as well as a host of other crimes. But all of these crimes were in the news well ahead of his communications. So the question that comes up is whether or not Zodiac is really committing murders or whether he is merely taking credit for those happening around him.

Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they continue to explore the fascinating details of the Zodiac case. 




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Sep 03, 2017
S1 Ep3 - A Killer Changes His MO

In this episode we pick up the investigation of the Lake Berryessa attack that we covered in episode 2. There are some very good clues found at the crime scene.

A murder of a cab driver in San Francisco appears to be random, most likely committed during a robbery. But very quickly the Zodiac resumes his communication with the press. He has a need to take credit for his work and to poke fun at the police. Police will see just how close they were to catching this killer. 

We're joined in the episode by Dr. Katherine Ramsland who weighs in with her thoughts on Zodiac. Expect to hear more from Dr. Ramsland and other experts in their field as this season of Criminology unfolds.

The hunt for the Zodiac is just beginning.

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Aug 27, 2017
S1 Ep2 - A Killer Deciphered

An unknown killer has attacked two couples in lover's lane situations. 3 of the 4 victims involved died. The 1 surviving victim gave limited details. The killer had initial communications to police taking credit for both attacks.

In this episode we focus on additional communications made by the killer. This time the communication goes to various newspapers and includes ciphers that the killer says will reveal his true identity.

A third attack on a couple occurs but the location and the MO is somewhat different this time. However, the killer does leave a clue at the scene to let investigators know there is a serial killer on the loose. And soon the killer will give police the name that he wants to be called.

Join Mike Ferguson and Mike "Morf" Morford as they walk through the evolution of this infamous serial killer. Dive into the ciphers in detail as well as the 3rd attack.

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Aug 20, 2017
S1 Ep1 - A Killer Strikes

Just before Christmas in 1968, a killer targeted a couple out on their first date sitting in a lover's lane. The senseless murder would shock the quiet town of Vallejo, California and the surrounding areas. What the police and public could not foresee is that these murders would be just the beginning of the infamous saga of a killer that would later become known the world over as the Zodiac.

Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they take deep dive into one of the most fascinating unsolved cases in true crime history. In this premier episode we cover the first two attacks. And over the rest of the season we're going to cover every facet of the case.

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Aug 13, 2017
S1 - Introduction

Introduction episode for a new true crime podcast called Criminology. Criminology delivers every detail of an infamous true crime case told over the span of 8-10 episodes.

Mike Ferguson and Mike Moreford are the hosts of Criminology and will be bringing you all of the details season by season.

Season one delivers the infamous case of the Zodiac who terrorized the Bay area of California and remains to this day one of the most famous unsolved cases in history.

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Jul 27, 2017