Female Criminals

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 Oct 24, 2019

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 Jun 26, 2019
Great podcast. I like hearing about the different historical crimes you don't usually hear about.


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The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Criminals is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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“The Hollywood Madam” Pt. 2: Heidi Fleiss
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In the early 1990s, after her mentor, Madam Alex, was thrown in jail, 26-year-old Heidi Fleiss had a decision to make: stay loyal to her former boss, or steal Madam Alex's client list and mount a career of her own. 
Jul 08, 2020
“The Hollywood Madam” Pt. 1: Heidi Fleiss
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After a disastrous break-up with a rich older man in 1989, 22-year-old Heidi Fleiss wasn’t ready to give up the luxuries she's grown accustomed to. Instead, she joined the underground world of high-class Los Angeles escorts.
Jul 01, 2020
Black Widows Series: Belle Gunness
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode!  Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Belle Gunness, who murdered husbands, suitors, and even children for financial gain...
Jun 30, 2020
Black Widows Series: Blanche Taylor Moore
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune in every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’ll meet Blanche Taylor Moore, the middle-aged churchgoer convicted of poisoning her boyfriend in 1986...
Jun 29, 2020
Black Widows Series: Uloma Curry-Walker
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Uloma Curry-Walker, a woman from Cleveland, Ohio who hired hitmen to kill her firefighter husband.
Jun 28, 2020
Black Widows Series: Lynn Turner
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Lynn Turner. She lost both her husbands to a mysterious, debilitating sickness...
Jun 27, 2020
Black Widows Series: Martha Needle
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Martha Needle, who discovered early on in life that an arsenic product called “Rough on Rats!” also had a deadly effect on people...
Jun 26, 2020
Black Widows Series: Susan Lee Russo
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Susan Lee Russo. This wife and mother of two manipulated two men into shooting her husband so she could collect a sizable payout...
Jun 25, 2020
“The Excedrin Killer” Pt. 2: Stella Nickell
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After murdering her husband, 42-year-old Stella Nickell tried to cover her tracks by poisoning more Excedrin pills. This led to the death of a second victim, finally putting Stella smack dab on the police’s radar.
Jun 24, 2020
Black Widows Series: Tillie Klimek
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Tillie Klimek. In addition to murdering three husbands, Tillie is also believed to have killed acquaintances, a couple relatives, and one or two puppies...
Jun 23, 2020
Black Widows Series: Margaret Rudin
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune in every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’ll meet Margaret Rudin, the antiques dealer accused of shooting and killing her husband in December 1994...
Jun 22, 2020
Black Widows Series: Sharon Nelson
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Sharon Nelson, a former pastor’s wife who raked in $400,000 in life insurance payments after the deaths of her second and third husbands...
Jun 21, 2020
Black Widows Series: Louisa Collins
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Louisa Collins. In 1888, Collins was found guilty of murdering her second husband with rat poison. She’d previously stood trial for murder three times...
Jun 20, 2020
Black Widows Series: Betty Neumar
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Betty Neumar. While she was never officially convicted of any murders, the marital mayhem that followed her for fifty years has led some to call her the Black Widow Granny...
Jun 19, 2020
Black Widows Series: Catherine and Margaret Flannagan
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’ll meet the “Black Widows of Liverpool,” a pair of sisters who poisoned lodgers and family members to collect insurance money...
Jun 18, 2020
“The Excedrin Killer” Pt. 1: Stella Nickell
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By 1986, 42-year-old Stella Nickell was over her marriage to Bruce. She saw her husband as a boring drunk who was bad in bed. But instead of divorcing Bruce, Stella opted for something much more sinister. She decided to slip a little something extra into his Excedrin pills...
Jun 17, 2020
Black Widows Series: Denise William
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode!  Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’ll meet Denise Williams—a Florida wife turned murder conspirator. On December 6th, 2000, she colluded with her secret lover to bump off her husband during a fishing trip...
Jun 16, 2020
Black Widows Series: Nannie Doss
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune in every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Nannie Doss. Dubbed the “Giggling Granny” or the “Lonely Hearts Killer,” Nannie was a jovial Southern grandmother who’d been widowed four times over. But after her fifth groom dropped dead, the real cause would be discovered...
Jun 15, 2020
Black Widows Series: Griselda Blanco
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Griselda Blanco, the “Black Widow of Columbia.” Though you might know her under a different moniker: The Cocaine Godmother...
Jun 14, 2020
Black Widows Series: Patricia Dagorn
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Patricia Dagorn. Known as the “Black Widow of the Riviera,” Dagorn targeted older men through manipulation and sexual favors, creeping her way into their lives, and often, their wills...
Jun 13, 2020
Black Widows Series: Lyda Southard
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Lyda Southard, also known as Lyda Trueblood, a serial widow who used illness to disguise her crimes...
Jun 12, 2020
Introducing SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!
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To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery—where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous “in cold blood” murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
Jun 11, 2020
Black Widows Series: Stacey Castor
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode!  Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Stacey Castor. She appeared to be a resilient single mother, grieving the death of not one but two husbands. But when one detective suspected foul play in the death of David Castor, her poisonous true nature finally came to light...
Jun 11, 2020
“The Bermondsey Horror” Pt. 2: Marie Manning
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After murdering Patrick O'Connor in 1849, Marie and Frederick Manning split up so they could more effectively evade the authorities. While Frederick fled to the Channel Islands, Marie ran to Scotland. However, though they initially tripped up the cops, the couple's luck would soon run out...
Jun 10, 2020
Black Widows Series: Elfriede Blauensteiner
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Elfriede Blauensteiner. Dubbed “Austria’s Black Widow,” Blauensteiner is believed to have killed over ten people with poison...
Jun 09, 2020
Black Widows Series: Mary Ann Cotton
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune in every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Mary Ann Cotton, who repeatedly married and then killed her family, collecting their insurance money...
Jun 08, 2020
Black Widows Series: Betty Lou Beets
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Betty Lou Beets. Betty was dubbed a “Black Widow” when police uncovered her fourth and fifth husbands’ dead bodies buried side by side...
Jun 07, 2020
Black Widows Series: Melissa Ann Shepard
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Melissa Ann Shepard, otherwise known as the “Internet Black Widow.” Using an online dating profile, she lured multiple men into her web. Once they were trapped, Melissa made sure they couldn’t escape...
Jun 06, 2020
Black Widows Series: Judy Buenoano
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Judy Buenoano. She earned the nickname the “Black Widow” after murdering a number of boyfriends and close family members to cash in on their life insurance...
Jun 05, 2020
Black Widows Series: Chisako Kakehi
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Chisako Kakehi, also known as “The Poison Lady.” For at least 10 years, Kakehi targeted wealthy older men. After winning their affection, she poisoned them and collected their life insurance...
Jun 04, 2020
“The Bermondsey Horror” Pt. 1: Marie Manning
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In the summer of 1849, 28-year-old Marie Manning invited her boyfriend, Patrick O'Connor, over for dinner. Unbeknownst to him, Marie was nursing a grudge. She believed that Patrick had cheated her out of money. So while Patrick expected food and merriment, the only thing on Marie's menu...was murder.
Jun 03, 2020
Black Widows Series: Narcy Novack
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune every day this month for a new episode! Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Narcy Novack. In 2009, her marriage to Florida millionaire Ben Novack Jr. ended in what most people would label a tragedy…
Jun 02, 2020
Black Widows Series: Mary Elizabeth Wilson
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This episode is part of our “Black Widows” series, where we detail how these female criminals lured their prey, and why they chose to kill. Tune in every day this month for a new episode!  Regular Female Criminals episodes will continue to run every Wednesday. Today, we’re discussing Mary Elizabeth Wilson. Dubbed the “Merry Widow of Windy Nook,” Mary’s lovers had a strange habit of suddenly dropping dead...
Jun 01, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Torture
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases in which a criminal tortured their victim. What would compel someone to torture another person, and what are the lasting effects on a victim who was tortured? Clips featured: Female Criminals: Gertrude Banisewski Pt. 1, Serial Killers: David Parker Ray Pt. 2, Hostage: Colleen Stan Pt. 2
May 29, 2020
“Something Went Very Wrong” Pt. 2: Susan Smith
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In October of 1994, Susan Smith, committed the unthinkable: she drove her car into a South Carolina lake, with her two young sons trapped inside. But rather than turn herself in for their murders, Susan invented the story of a carjacking that sent police and reporters on a wild goose chase for an unidentified man.
May 27, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Wealthy Criminals
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’ll focus on wealthy criminals. We’ll discuss what leads high-status individuals to commit crimes, as well as the consequences they face once captured. Clips featured: Kingpins: Pablo Escobar Pt. 1, Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Leona Helmsley Pt. 2
May 22, 2020
“Something Went Very Wrong” Pt. 1: Susan Smith
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In October of 1994, Susan Smith drove her car into a South Carolina Lake as her boys slept in their carseats. Troubling signs point back to the 23-year old mother of two’s traumatic childhood, tumultuous relationships with men, and an infamous letter which would ultimately push her to commit the unthinkable.
May 20, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Revenge Killings
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. What makes someone so vengeful, they’re willing to take a human life? Using clips from across the Parcast Network, we’ll search for clues by taking a closer look at some of history’s most infamous revenge killings. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Marty and Michelle Theer Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Valerie Solanas Pt. 2, Assassinations: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1
May 15, 2020
“The Cheerleader Mom” Pt. 2: Wanda Holloway
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When her daughter failed to make the cheerleading squad on her first try, Texas mother Wanda Holloway knew there was always next year. But by 1991, it seemed pretty clear—some things are worth killing for.
May 13, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Dead Political Figures
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing the deaths of American political figures. Whether their demise came at the hands of an assassin, or a political rival, the loss of each of these leaders left an indelible impact on U.S. history. Clips featured: Political Scandals: Election of 1800, Assassinations: Lincoln Pt. 2, Conspiracy Theories: JFK Assassination Pt. 1
May 08, 2020
“The Cheerleader Mom” Pt. 1: Wanda Holloway
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In the small, industrial town of Channelview, Texas, everyone was content with what they had—except Wanda Holloway. She had grown up with a strict religious father, and strove to be better than those around her by any means necessary. So in 1991, she hatched a plot to have the mother of her teenage daughter’s cheerleading rival killed.
May 06, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: First Murders
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing serial killers’ first murders. What did the murders look like and how does a killer’s modus operandi change after their first slaying? We'll hear clips from our shows across the Parcast Network, and dive deeper into their minds and methods. Clips featured: Clips featured: Today in True Crime: December 5, 2019: Boston Belfry’s First, Female Criminals: Mary Ann Cotton Pt. 1, Serial Killers: Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1
May 01, 2020
“The Temperance Movement” Pt. 2: Carry Nation
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In the early 1900s, Carry Nation decided to take her temperance fight national. She traveled from state to state smashing up saloons with her trusty hatchet. However, as Carry escalated her radical behavior, her critics began thinking up even more dire ways to stop her. 
Apr 29, 2020
Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify!
Apr 26, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Clues Left Behind
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing the clues that criminals left behind and the ways in which the police used them to hunt down their suspect. These clues could be biological, such as DNA or fingerprints; or physical, such as a piece of clothing fiber left at the scene. Some were merely overlooked by the criminal—and some were intentionally left behind. Clips featured: Serial Killers: BTK Pt. 2, Unexplained Mysteries: Zodiac Killer Pt. 1, Espionage: Aldrich Ames Pt. 2
Apr 24, 2020
NEW: “The Temperance Movement” Pt. 1: Carry Nation
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We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Female Criminals today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. In the mid-1800s, after her husband died from alcoholism, Kansas-native Carry Nation developed an interest in the temperance cause. By the end of the 19th century, Carry’s interest had transformed into radicalism, and an unstoppable rampage to destroy saloons and bars.
Apr 22, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Murder M.O.s
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're discussing "M.O.s", or the "modus operandi" of murderers. We'll talk about the tactics killers use on their victims, and what those methods say about their psyches. Clips featured: Female Criminals: Marie Sukloff Pt. 2, Unsolved Murders/Kingpins: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Pt. 1, Unexplained Mysteries: Jack the Ripper Pt. 2
Apr 17, 2020
Crossover Week: Crimes of Passion (Michelle Carter Pt. 2)
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If you enjoy the true stories told in Female Criminals, check out this episode from our series Crimes of Passion: Although she initially seemed eager to help her boyfriend Conrad Roy move past his struggles with depression, in July of 2014 Michelle Carter’s reaction changed. After Conrad's death, text messages from his phone revealed a darker side to their relationship.
Apr 15, 2020
Crossover Week: Crimes of Passion (Michelle Carter Pt. 1)
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If you enjoy the true stories told in Female Criminals, check out this episode from our series Crimes of Passion: They began an online relationship in 2012. Over the course of the next two years, through thousands of texts and social media messages, Conrad Roy confided in Michelle Carter his struggles with depression and suicidal ideation. Their relationship would end in tragedy in 2014.
Apr 15, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Indoctrination
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re exploring cases of indoctrination. We’ll discuss how cult leaders, secret societies, and kidnappers gain control of their victims and what makes individuals vulnerable to malicious manipulation. Clips featured: Cults: Alamo Christian Foundation Pt. 2, Secret Societies: The Triads Pt. 1, Hostage: Colleen Stand Pt. 1
Apr 10, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in this exclusive clip from our episode on the “Majestic 12.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Apr 09, 2020
“The Failed Assassin” Pt. 2: Sara Jane Moore
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After her attempt in 1975 to assassinate President Gerald Ford failed, Sara Jane Moore was incarcerated. Her contempt for authority ultimately resulted in Moore mounting an audacious prison escape.
Apr 08, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Craziest Trials
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today, we're looking at some of the most fascinating criminal trials in history. We'll see how certain tactics used by attorneys influenced juries, changed outcomes, and provided some of the most unexpected legal twists and turns in recent memory. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Lorena Bobbitt Pt. 2, Female Criminals: Salem Witches Pt. 2, Not Guilty: Central Park Five Pt. 2
Apr 03, 2020
“The Failed Assassin” Pt. 1: Sara Jane Moore
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In the 1970s, Sara Jane Moore’s activism in San Francisco's radical movement led to her being chosen to work undercover for the FBI. However after being slighted by the bureau, Moore began to consider her most radical act yet—assassinating a U.S. President.
Apr 01, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Abduction
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases of abduction, and examining some of the most infamous kidnappings throughout true crime history. We'll hear clips from our shows across the Parcast Network, and look at the different reasons why a criminal would carry out such a heinous act. Clips featured: Serial Killers: Ted Bundy Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1, Hostage: Frank Sinatra Jr. Pt. 1
Mar 27, 2020
Parcast Classic: Susan Polk Pt. 1
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Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! In 2002, after twenty years of marriage, 44-year-old Susan Polk of San Francisco, called it quits with her husband, 70-year-old Felix Polk. Susan's reasons for divorce were simple: she believed her husband was a spy working for the CIA.
Mar 25, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Cannibals & Vampires
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cannibals and vampires. We’ll examine strange cases of predators who drink blood and feast on flesh, and delve into their unique psychology. Clips featured: Unsolved Murders: Atlas Vampire, Female Criminals: Tracey Wigginton, Serial Killers: Albert Fish Pt. 2
Mar 20, 2020
“The 900-Mile Mission” Pt. 2: Lisa Nowak
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By 2004, Lisa Nowak’s friendship with Bill Oefelein had heated up into an extramarital affair. Despite knowing she was risking her marriage and job, Lisa didn’t care. She loved Bill. But when he tried to leave her for a younger woman, Lisa’s love turned into a dangerous obsession.
Mar 18, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Mar 16, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Wealthy Victims
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're looking into the crimes that affect wealthy victims. While we may assume the wealthy are most often the victims of crimes like robbery, in reality, the wealthy are less likely to be victimized than the poor. Why is this the case, and why do we find it so fascinating when the wealthy become the victims of illegal activities? Clips featured: Gone: Michael Rockefeller, Hostage: John Paul Getty III Pt. 2, Unexplained Mysteries: Alfred Lowenstein Pt. 2, Con Artists: Jeanne de la Motte Pt. 2
Mar 13, 2020
“The 900-Mile Mission” Pt. 1: Lisa Nowak
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All her life, Lisa Nowak dreamt of becoming an astronaut. She worked tirelessly in pursuit of this goal. And then in 2003, when space flight was just within her grasp, Lisa met fellow astronaut, Bill Oefelein. She had no idea that her relationship with Bill would soon make her risk everything.
Mar 11, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Notorious Assassins
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. What motivates someone to assassinate a President, or their musical hero? Today we’re highlighting three notorious assassinations and the perpetrators behind them. Using clips from shows across the Parcast Network, we’ll see what motivated them to kill some of the most prominent figures in history, and explore the lasting impact of their crimes. Clips featured: Conspiracy Theories: Lincoln Assassination Pt. 1, Assassinations: John Lennon, Female Criminals: Phoolan Devi Pt. 2
Mar 06, 2020
“Best Frenemies” Pt. 2: Willis & Connelly
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Bobby ruined every single romantic moment Lisa Connelly had with Marty Puccio. He was always hanging around, saying cruel things and being physically abusive towards anyone that challenged him. So Lisa, Marty and Lisa's best friend, Ali Willis, recruited four more teenagers and together they all set about ridding the world of Bobby Kent for good.
Mar 04, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Suspicious Celebrity Deaths
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Stars—they’re just like us. So why are we so intrigued by celebrity death, and why is the intrigue amplified when the death is unexpected? Today we’re discussing those high-profile cases. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, including Conspiracy Theories, Unsolved Murders, and Not Guilty.  Clips featured: Conspiracy Theories: Marilyn Monroe Pt. 2, Unsolved Murders: Natalie Wood Pt. 1, Not Guilty: Robert Blake Pt. 1
Feb 28, 2020
“Best Frenemies” Pt. 1: Willis & Connelly
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Lisa Connelly and Alice Willis were two Florida teens whose friendship turned homicidal in 1992 as they bonded over their common enemy: Alice’s ex-boyfriend, Bobby Kent.
Feb 26, 2020
Female Criminals Rewind: Dorothea Puente Pt. 1
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On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Female Criminals that you might have missed!  Dorothea Puente didn’t set out to become Sacramento’s most notorious female serial killer. But she did have a criminal streak that grew more sinister, culminating in the deaths of almost a dozen residents of the boarding house she ran. How was she able to evade detection from family members and social workers? And how did she get away with her first murder?
Feb 23, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Unhealthy Relationships
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're exploring cases of unhealthy relationships and examining some of true crime's most notorious couples. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and look at how the twisted—often abusive—dynamic between two criminals shapes the crimes they commit. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Bonnie and Clyde Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1, Con Artists: Jeanne de la Motte Pt. 1, Cults: Eastern Lightning Pt. 1, Serial Killers: Carol M. Bundy Pt. 1
Feb 21, 2020
Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!
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Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “The Knights Templar Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Feb 20, 2020
“The La Jolla Socialite” Pt. 2: Betty Broderick
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The Broderick’s bitter divorce unleashed an unpredictable, raging violence in Betty. She sought the ultimate revenge when she shot Dan and his new wife, Linda in cold blood. The story, the trial, and Betty’s lack of remorse would go on to captivate the country.
Feb 19, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Childhoods From Hell
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're taking a look at what some of the most infamous criminals in history have in common: a brutal childhood. As we dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, we'll explore how their early years of abuse, neglect, and trauma all shaped these individuals into notorious offenders.  Clips featured: Female Criminals: La Mataviejitas Pt. 1, Cults: Charles Manson Pt. 1, Serial Killers: Andrei Chikatilo Pt. 1
Feb 14, 2020
“The La Jolla Socialite” Pt. 1: Betty Broderick
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After discovering her husband’s affair in 1983, Betty Broderick’s perfect world came crashing down. During their protracted divorce, Betty’s behavior became increasingly short and violent—until she ultimately decided to take matters into her own hands.
Feb 12, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Elderly Criminals
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we explore the unique and shocking cases when elders we expect to respect defy society and commit crimes in their old age. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss all the reasons a senior citizen may defy the norm and break the law. Clips featured: Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 2, Female Criminals & Serial Killers: Dorothea Puente Pt. 2, Kingpins: Griselda Blanco Pt. 3, Cults: The Brethren Pt. 2
Feb 07, 2020
“The Starvation Cure” Pt. 2: Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard
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In 1911, Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard took her cruel alternative medicine practices to a new level by opening her infamous sanitarium in Washington—which locals would dub "Starvation Heights.” There, Linda continued her abuse and fraud by financially exploiting and starving wealthy British heiresses, Dora and Claire Williamson. 
Feb 05, 2020
Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at Parcast’s new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format.  Play along in this exclusive clip from our episode on the Manson family with a couple of very special contestants and Parcast hosts, Greg and Vanessa, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Feb 04, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Victims Who Escaped
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're exploring those rare and hopeful instances where victims managed to break out of their captors' clutches and flee to freedom. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss all the ways in which a victim might escape and the psychological effects their traumatic experiences might have had on them. Clips featured: Female Criminals: Valerie Solanas Pt. 2, Crimes of Passion: Ming Sen Shiue Pt. 2, Cults: Worker’s Institute Pt. 2, Hostage: James Riley Pt. 2, Serial Killers: David Parker Ray Pt. 2
Jan 31, 2020
“The Starvation Cure” Pt. 1: Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard
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She was a turn-of-the-20th century medical practitioner who preached starvation as a method of curing disease. But it was Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard’s childhood exposure to fad remedies that shaped her interest in alternative medicine.
Jan 29, 2020
Female Criminals Rewind: Anne Bonny Pt. 1
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On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Female Criminals that you might have missed!  Anne Bonny and her lover Calico Jack Rackham tore through the Caribbean together from 1718 to 1720, plundering loot from smaller ships.
Jan 26, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Mothers Misbehaving
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're taking a closer look at women who subverted their maternal expectations to lead a life of crime. We'll analyze these instances with clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss the different ways these mothers misbehaved.  Clips featured: The Dark Side Of: Stage Mother, Con Artists: Sante Kimes Pt. 2, Serial Killers: The Giggling Granny Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Torture Mother Pt. 2
Jan 24, 2020
“The Perpetual Teen” Treva Throneberry
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She never wanted to grow up. Treva Throneberry did everything she could to delay adulthood, even going as far as traveling from town to town throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s posing as a teenage runaway—pretending, lying, and stealing to cover her tracks.
Jan 22, 2020
Female Criminals Bites: Psychological Manipulation
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In addition to new episodes of Female Criminals each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we explore the idea of Psychological Manipulation—the tactics criminals use to deceive, coerce, and exert control over their victims. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss how these methods work, and most importantly, their dangerous consequences.
Jan 17, 2020
"The Bobbed Haired Bandit" Pt. 2: Celia Cooney
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By the winter of 1924, Celia Cooney had robbed 10 stores with her husband across Brooklyn. "The Bobbed-Haired Bandit" eventually ran out of luck, only to find that her capture and trial made her a nationwide star.
Jan 15, 2020
Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Jan 09, 2020
"The Bobbed Haired Bandit" Pt. 1: Celia Cooney
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Also known as the “Bobbed-Haired Bandit,” Celia Cooney and her husband became a media sensation during the winter of 1924 when they pulled off ten robberies in just under three months.
Jan 08, 2020
Best of 2019: “The Queen of Rum Row” Pt. 2: Gertrude Lythgoe
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Stories of her exploits on Rum Row in the early 1920s made Gertrude Lythgoe a tabloid darling. As books and article series were published, America was captivated by the “Queen of the Bootleggers.” Unfortunately for her, so was the United States Government.
Jan 01, 2020
Best of 2019: “The Queen of Rum Row” Pt. 1: Gertrude Lythgoe
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: During Prohibition, while most young women were focused on getting married and having a family, Gertrude Lythgoe was busy running her wholesale liquor empire in the Bahamas. She started as a quiet secretary, but found herself venturing into the dangerous waters of Rum Row.
Dec 25, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3
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Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
Dec 23, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2
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Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been stopped. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
Dec 23, 2019
Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1
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Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer—one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive 3-part special event. You can now listen to all 3 episodes within SERIAL KILLERS, and all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds. He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?
Dec 23, 2019
“The Queen of Cuba” Pt. 2: Ana Montes
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Up until 2001, Ana Montes led a double life as a Cuban spy and a high-ranking analyst in the U.S. intelligence community. A nationally recognized expert, she was nicknamed the "Queen of Cuba," until top-secret information provided by her own sister led to her arrest.
Dec 18, 2019
“The Queen of Cuba” Pt. 1: Ana Montes
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Ana Belen Montes was a smart, ambitious Puerto-Rican American with a passion for defending the sovereignty of Latin American nations. In 1985, her drive for social justice found an outlet when she was recruited as a spy for Cuban Intelligence.
Dec 11, 2019
"The Cutting Society” Pt. 2: Valerie Solanas
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By the late 1960s, Valerie Solanas tried to start an underground feminist movement using Andy Warhol to publicize her vision for a new world. But she became consumed with paranoia and rage. She was convinced that Warhol planned to steal her ideas and pawn them off as his own.
Dec 04, 2019
“The Cutting Society” Pt. 1: Valerie Solanas
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A radical feminist writer who overcame a childhood of poverty and sexual abuse to put herself through college. Valerie Solanas became obsessed with overthrowing the patriarchy — by any means necessary. But an undiagnosed mental disorder inspired increasingly erratic behavior, which soon took a criminal turn.
Nov 27, 2019
Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 24, 2019
“Rabbit Births”: Mary Toft
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In 1726, Mary Toft seemed to birth a series of strange creatures: rabbits, cats, and never-before-seen hybrid animals. She quickly became a national sensation. But how did an ordinary English wife and mother deceive the most accomplished doctors of the day?
Nov 20, 2019
Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 14, 2019
“The Tabloid Teacher” Pt. 2: Mary Kay Letourneau
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By 1997, Mary Kay Letourneau's affair with her 13-year-old student seemed doomed to be exposed when she found herself pregnant with his baby. But even as she faced arrest and imprisonment, she continued to maintain that they were in love.
Nov 13, 2019
“The Tabloid Teacher” Pt. 1: Mary Kay Letourneau
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After a troubled childhood, Mary Kay Letourneau always thought she had to be perfect: the perfect daughter, the perfect wife, the perfect mother. But when she found herself falling for 13-year-old Vili Fualaau at her Washington elementary school, she was ready to throw everything away.
Nov 06, 2019
Par for the Crime: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 03, 2019
Salem Witch Trials Pt. 2
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The trials continue: Tituba’s devilish confession sends chills through the town of Salem. And more men and women are tortured, imprisoned and executed as a result of the 1693 proceedings. 
Oct 30, 2019
Salem Witch Trials Pt. 1
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Massachusetts 1692-1693: Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne—the three women at the center of the Salem Witch Trials. Discover the three key factors that combined to create their witch hunt, as well as the months of moral panic and finger-pointing that followed.
Oct 23, 2019
Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Oct 22, 2019
“The Black Widow of England” Pt. 2: Mary Ann Cotton
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With a not-so-promising future in Victorian England, Mary Ann Cotton embarks on a journey of seducing, marrying, and killing her spouses and children to collect her insurance policies. Once she was caught in 1873, she learned just how unforgiving society could be to those who transgressed.
Oct 16, 2019
Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer
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On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
Oct 11, 2019
“The Black Widow of England” Pt. 1: Mary Ann Cotton
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A career gold-digger with a penchant for arsenic, and a trail of murders that would make headlines.
Oct 09, 2019
“Queenie” Pt. 2 - Stephanie St. Clair
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In 1920's New York City, policy bank queen Stephanie St. Clair was sitting on the top of the world. She had become one of the most successful policy bankers in her adopted home of Harlem, and had the cash to prove it. But as the Prohibition came to a close, Stephanie would be faced with a formidable new enemy - white mobsters encroaching on her turf.


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Oct 02, 2019
Introducing: MYTHICAL MONSTERS, Vanessa's new show!
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The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. Our new podcast, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind. 

In this episode, we look at the legendary Kraken! To listen to the rest of this episode subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Sep 30, 2019
“Queenie” - Stephanie St. Clair
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In 1911, 13-year-old Stephanie St. Clair left the Caribbean for America and never looked back. The scrappy teen lied about her age, and soon found herself on the streets of Harlem at the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance and the Prohibition Era - two moments in history that helped launch her career as the queenpin of a highly lucrative gambling ring. And ultimately, as New York City's first black woman gangster


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Sep 25, 2019
All Female Criminals Episodes Now Available!
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Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Sep 24, 2019
“Revolutionary Assassin” Pt. 2 - Marie Sukloff
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On Easter Sunday, 1903, Marie Sukloff awoke in her Russian prison cell to the sounds of a massacre. She overheard one of the bloodiest pogroms in Russian history. The bloodshed ignited a fire that Marie would feel to her dying day. In the years to come, she would plan and carry out an assassination that would make her famous.
Sep 18, 2019
“Revolutionary Assassin” - Marie Sukloff
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As the grip of Tsar Nicholas II loosened at the turn of the 20th century and the wave of Communism started to rise in Russia, a young girl named Marie Sukloff dutifully took her place in the revolution. After watching her peasant farming parents struggle to make ends meet, she learned to read from political bulletins, waiting for her day to strike. 
Sep 11, 2019
Introducing: HOROSCOPE TODAY, a new Parcast Original!
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Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily.

Find your daily briefing by searching the name of your sign, followed by “today,” or by visiting parcast.com/signs. 

Sep 08, 2019
"Lesbian Vampire Killer" - Tracey Wigginton
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It was called “one of the most brutal and bizarre crimes Australia has ever seen.” In 1989, Tracey Wigginton not only murdered bar patron Edward Buldock – she and her fellow vampires drank his blood. As the investigation unfolded, her small coastal town was riveted by the story of Tracey’s small occultist following, all self-proclaimed lesbian vampires.
Sep 04, 2019
"Black Sheep" Pt. 2 - Marjorie Congdon
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After heiress Marjorie Congdon was aquitted of her mother's 1977 murder, she remarried and began to build a new life. But mysterious deaths continued to plague Marjorie, who would become a suspect in numerous murders and arsons for decades.

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Aug 28, 2019
Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!
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Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.

In this clip, we look back at August 26th, 1916, when infamous organized crime courier Virginia Hill was born in Lipscomb, Alabama. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!
Aug 26, 2019
"Black Sheep" - Marjorie Congdon
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When Marjorie Congdon was adopted at three months old, she became the doted up daughter of an heiress. She grew up wanting for nothing, showered in gifts and affection. But Marjorie still suffered, eventually diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. Her mother, afraid of scandal, couldn't accept the diagnosis and Marjorie was never treated. Left unchecked, Marjorie would bring chaos and death to all those around her. 

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Aug 21, 2019
"The Hyena of Auschwitz" Pt. 2 - Irma Grese
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Irma Grese quickly proved herself as one of the most vicious guards at Ravensbruck concentration camp. In 1943, she was promoted and sent to Auschwitz, where her reputation for cruelty only grew. Thousands of interned prisoners suffered under her reign until they were finally liberated by Allied forces. 

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Aug 14, 2019
"The Hyena of Auschwitz" - Irma Grese
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As Irma Grese grew up in rural Germany, she watched Adolf Hitler rise to power. Completely swept up in the nationalist views of the Nazi Party, Irma tried to find the best way to serve her country. Eventually, she found her purpose as a concentration camp guard.

Parcasters - Is there any truth behind the rumored society that protects the secrets of the Holy Grail? Learn more about the Priory of Sion on this week’s episode of Conspiracy Theories!
Aug 07, 2019
“The Manson Girls” Pt. 2 - The Women of the Manson Family
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As the Manson Family turned onto Cielo Drive, time slowed to a crawl. In a few minutes, they would commit five murders that became the most infamous slayings in American history. They intended to start a riot that would burn LA to the ground. 

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Jul 31, 2019
“The Manson Girls” - The Women of the Manson Family
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By July, 1969, the "Manson Girls” saw Charlie as more than a leader, he was the second coming of Christ. Manson’s cult gospel called them to prepare for a fast approaching race war called Helter Skelter that would burn Southern California to the ground. And if the war didn’t start on its own, they would light the fuse.

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Jul 24, 2019
“Deadly Dalliance" - Brittany Holberg
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When 23-year-old Brittany Holberg found herself homeless in Texas, performing sex work, and addicted to cocaine, she didn't think her life would get any worse.  But then a botched robbery became a murder in 1996, and Brittany had to learn to build a new life for herself on Death Row.

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Jul 17, 2019
“The Smotherer” Pt. 2 - Waneta Hoyt
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After an off-handed comment about a serial killer on the loose, Syracuse DA William Fitzpatrick was determined to find out who the "H" family was in Dr. Alfred Steinschnieder's SIDS research. He was convinced the grieving "Mrs. H." was actually a serial killer in disguise. 

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Jul 10, 2019
“The Smotherer” - Waneta Hoyt
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In 1964, 18-year-old Waneta Hoyt gave birth to a beautiful, perfect baby boy. She and her husband were overjoyed. But less than four months after his birth, the baby died, presumably from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In all, Waneta Hoyt lost five babies to SIDS in seven years. For two decades, she was seen as the unluckiest mother in the world. But when new evidence emerged, police wondered if she wasn't a grieving mother, but in fact a serial killer. 

Parcasters - When conservation advocate Joy Adamson turned up dead, the authorities initially suspected one of her lions. Little did they know one of her disgruntled employees would be much more dangerous! Listen to her story on Assassinations, available now on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
Jul 03, 2019
“The Everleigh Club” Pt. 2 - Ada and Minna Simms
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In the early 1900s Ada and Minna Everleigh found their luxurious gentlemen's club in the midst of a moral war with Chicago's more rigid citizens. What these zealots didn't realize, is that the Everleigh Sisters had the government on their side. 

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Jun 26, 2019
“The Everleigh Club” - Ada and Minna Simms
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When sisters Ada and Minna Everleigh opened a brothel in early 1900, citizens were shocked to find that countless potential clients were bluntly turned away at the door. They weren’t suitable, they were told. Not for what was soon to be the most notorious and exclusive gentlemen’s club of the early 20th century.

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Jun 19, 2019
“Deadly Delusions" Pt. 2 - Susan Polk
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In 2005, Dr. Felix Polk of San Francisco, was found stabbed to death by his 15-year-old son, Gabriel. But he believed his mother, Susan, was responsible for the death, after years of threatening violence against her husband.  

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Jun 12, 2019
“Deadly Delusions" - Susan Polk
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In 2002, after twenty years of marriage, 44-year-old Susan Polk called it quits with her husband, 70-year-old Felix Polk. Susan's reasons for divorce were simple: she believed her husband was a spy working for the CIA and he had brainwashed her and her children. Felix dismissed his wife's complaints as delusions. But as the pressure of the divorce intensified, Susan's delusions would lead her to take terrible action. 

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Jun 05, 2019
“The Queen of Rum Row” Pt. 2 - Gertrude Lythgoe
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Stories of her exploits on Rum Row in the early 1920s made Gertrude Lythgoe a tabloid darling. As books and article series were published, America was captivated by the Queen of the Bootleggers. Unfortunately, so was the United States Government.

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May 29, 2019
“The Queen of Rum Row” - Gertrude Lythgoe
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During the early days of Prohibition in the 1920s, while most young women were focused on getting married and having a family, Gertrude Lythgoe was busy running her wholesale liquor empire in the Bahamas. She started as a secretary in the quiet Midwest, but found herself venturing to the dangerous waters of Rum Row.

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May 22, 2019
“I Don’t Like Mondays” Pt. 2 - Brenda Spencer
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On Monday, January 29th, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer shot 350 rounds at a San Diego Elementary School from her front window. Her family and neighbors were stunned by her violent actions. Brenda's response: "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."

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May 15, 2019
“I Don’t Like Mondays” - Brenda Spencer
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Before Parkland, before Sandy Hook, was the 1979 mass shooting at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. At 8:30AM on Monday, January 29th, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer lined up her .22 rifle and started firing at the schoolyard across the street from her house. Why would the shy teenager go on such a horrific rampage?

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May 08, 2019
“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Patricia Hearst
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After two months in captivity, Patricia Hearst sided with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army. By the end of 1974, the newspaper heiress turned full-blown urban guerrilla.

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May 01, 2019
Not Guilty, Vanessa’s new podcast!
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In this new podcast, we dive into cases resulting in acquittal or exoneration, examining the crimes, trials, and verdicts that make us ask the question: what defines guilt? If you enjoy true crime, courtroom drama, and high stakes storytelling, you won’t want to miss an episode of NOT GUILTY. Subscribe today on Spotify, or wherever you get your shows!

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Apr 25, 2019
“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Patricia Hearst
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In February of 1974, 19-year-old Patricia Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Her captivity would become one of the most well-known cases of Stockholm Syndrome in history.

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Apr 24, 2019
“The Queen of Mean” Pt. 2 - Leona Helmsley
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She climbed to the top of New York City’s real estate scene by bullying and blackmailing, earning her the moniker "The Queen of Mean." In the late 1980s, when Leona Helmsley was put on trial for fraud and tax evasion, all the little people she'd stepped on over the years lined up for their chance to take a swing at Leona. 

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Apr 17, 2019
“The Queen of Mean” - Leona Helmsley
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Born in 1920 to poor, Jewish immigrants, Leona Helsley spent the first 30 years of her life doing whatever it took to rise above her humble origins. She changed her name, bullied her competitors, and, if necessary, skirted the corners of the law, engaging in blackmail and fraud.

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Apr 10, 2019
“Alaskan Love Triangle” Pt. 2 - Mechele Linehan
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In 1992, nearly a decade after the murder of Kent Leppink, Alaska's Cold Case Unit finally uncovered the evidence needed to charge Mechele Hughes Linehan and John Carlin for his death. But who should face the murder charges? The man who pulled the trigger? Or the woman he killed for? 

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Apr 03, 2019
“Alaskan Love Triangle” - Mechele Linehan
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In this special crossover episode with the host of Crimes of Passion, we explore one of Alaska's most notorious cold cases from 1994. Within a year and a half of moving to Alaska, Mechele Linehan was engaged to Kent Leppink. And Scott Hilke. And John Carlin. When one of her fiances was murdered, police weren't sure which player in the bizarre love triangle was responsible.

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Mar 27, 2019
“Tokyo Rose” Pt. 2 - Iva Toguri
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She was out of options and desperately searching for a way back to her home to America. In 1945, Iva Toguri, stepped forward and claimed to be the infamous Japanese war broadcaster “Tokyo Rose”. Her bold decision landed her a trip back home, but it came with a steep price.

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Mar 20, 2019
“Tokyo Rose” - Iva Toguri
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A Japanese American found herself stranded in Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, unable to return to the United States. To make ends meet, she started working for Radio Tokyo in the early 1940s, broadcasting to American GIs. But did working for the Japanese turn her into a traitor?

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Mar 13, 2019
“Princess Die” Pt. 2 - Diane Downs
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In 1983, she was accused of shooting her three children in a twisted attempt to prove her love to her boyfriend. The Oregon district attorney feared that Diane Downs would walk free, due to a lack of evidence. All his hopes rested on a star witness: 8-year-old Christie Downs, Diane's oldest daughter.

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Mar 06, 2019
“Princess Die” - Diane Downs
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She was a mother from Oregon who felt like she never received the love she deserved. In 1983, when Diane Downs finally met a man who gave her the attention she craved, she was willing to sacrifice anything to keep them together. Including her own children.

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Feb 27, 2019
“Belle Starr” Pt. 2 - Myra Maybelle Shirley
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Known for stealing from the rich, and giving to the poor, newspapers called her "The Bandit Queen." But was Wild West anti-hero Belle Starr actually guilty of being a thief, or was she simply married to one? In 1889, her notorious reputation would result in a bloody ending only reserved for an American outlaw. 

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Feb 20, 2019
“Belle Starr” - Myra Maybelle Shirley
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She grew up during the Civil War and supported the Confederacy. When Belle Starr married her first husband, a notorious horse thief, she was plunged into a world of outlaws in the postwar era of the 1870s and 80s. Was she a bystander to her husband's crimes? Or complicit in his reign of terror in the Wild West?

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Feb 13, 2019
“Torture Mother” Pt. 2 - Gertrude Baniszewski
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After months of torment and abuse in the summer of 1965, Sylvia Likens stopped fighting back. No one would find out what was happening in Gertrude Baniszweski's house of horrors until it was far too late. By the time it’s over, Baniszweski wouldn’t be the only person convicted of manslaughter and murder. 


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Feb 06, 2019
“Torture Mother” - Gertrude Baniszewski
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In the summer of 1965 in Indiana, teenagers Sylvia and Jenny Likens were invited to stay in the home of their friend's mother, Gertrude Baniszewski. Only one of them would leave the house alive.


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Jan 30, 2019
“Flamingo” Pt. 2 - Virginia Hill
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Mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was perhaps the only man Virginia Hill ever loved. He also brought her closer than ever to a bloody downfall at the hands of the Mafia. Shortly before Bugsy’s assassination in 1947, Hill fled to Paris, leading to questions about her knowledge of his impending death.

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Jan 23, 2019
“Flamingo” - Virginia Hill
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A trusted operative, she ascended to the highest ranks of the Chicago Outfit in the 1930s and made millions of the dollars for the mob, and herself. By the time Virginia Hill was 30, her cutthroat mentality would land her at the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted list. 

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Jan 16, 2019
“Mob Girl” Pt. 2 - Arlyne Brickman
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After one fateful day in 1976, the New York City Queenpin lost her faith in the mob and turned her back on them forever. Brickman was able to bring the mob to its knees and take down kingpins as a police informant from the inside.


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Dec 26, 2018
“Mob Girl” - Arlyne Brickman
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Associated with some of New York City’s most infamous criminals, Brickman was involved in the drug empire from the mid-1950s until the 1980s.  She served as a courier, sold drugs, and ran her own bookmaking operation. Brickman not only used her family's mob connections, but also climbed the mob hierarchy, searching for the next powerful man she could seduce. 

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Dec 19, 2018
“Forty Whacks” Pt. 2 - Lizzie Borden
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Today, Lizzie Borden's name is forever associated with the brutal axe murder of her parents. But when she stood trial in 1892, she was known only as a polite, educated society woman. Even with all the evidence pointing towards Lizzie, convincing a jury that a well-mannered woman was a murderer was going to be a difficult task.

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Dec 12, 2018
"Forty Whacks" - Lizzie Borden
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Andrew and Abby Borden were found gruesomely slaughtered with a hatchet in their Massachusetts home in 1892. The main suspect was Lizzie Borden, a reserved Sunday school teacher who had been nothing but a loving daughter. Which begs the question - was she capable of killing her father and stepmother? 

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Dec 05, 2018
“Moors Murderer” Pt. 2 - Myra Hindley
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Between 1960 and 1964, numerous children began disappearing across Manchester, England. The sadistic rapist and torture duo behind the murders? Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. After getting away with murdering four children they wanted to push the limit. They decided they wanted to murder their next victim in front of a live audience. The trial would prove Myra Hindley to be “the most evil woman in Britain.”


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Nov 28, 2018
“Moors Murderer” - Myra Hindley
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Myra Hindley would do anything for her boyfriend, Ian Brady. She would even go as far as to murder someone for him. Both from troubled homes in Manchester, England, Hindley and Brady had abusive alcoholic parents. Their relationship would eventually cause Hindley to brutally murder five children between July 1963 and October 1965. 

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Nov 21, 2018
“Gangster Queen of Philadelphia” - Thelma Wright
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After her husband’s murder in the late 1980’s, she became head of a drug operation transporting cocaine and heroin from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Known for her extravagant fur coats, Thelma Wright used her drug money to keep up with appearances. 

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Nov 14, 2018
“Ma Barker” Pt. 2 - Kate Clark
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The leader of the Barker-Karpis Gang is responsible for increasingly violent bank robberies and kidnappings in the 1930s. In an attempt to take down the gang, the FBI engages in a shootout that lasts more than four hours. Does Ma Barker make it out unscathed?

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Nov 07, 2018
“Ma Barker” - Kate Clark
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She frequently traveled with her gang of sons during the Public Enemy Era. But did the “mother of criminals” actually commit any crimes?


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Oct 31, 2018
“Lincoln Conspirator” Pt. 2 - Mary Surratt
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The first woman executed by the US federal government. Her crime? Engaging in a conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. 


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Oct 24, 2018
"Lincoln Conspirator" - Mary Surratt
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Could you kill a president on your own? John Wilkes Booth used a network of conspirators to execute his plan of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. The Surratt tavern was a well known hideaway from Confederate spies, was Mary involved in their ultimate act of vengeance?

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Oct 17, 2018
“Brainwashed Bomber” Pt. 2 - Kim Hyon-hui
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After getting caught by authorities her partner dies and Kim expects to be tortured, but ends up surprised at what happens next.
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Oct 10, 2018
“Brainwashed Bomber” - Kim Hyon-hui
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Would you blow up a plane to be a hero? In November, 1987, twenty-five-year-old Kim Hyon-hui was given what would be her last mission as a North Korean spy. She and her partner were told that if they completed it, it would unify South Korea with North Korea. All they had to do was get on an airplane and plant a bomb.


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Oct 03, 2018
“The Bandit Queen” Pt. 2 - Phoolan Devi
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After committing more than 30 kidnappings, murdering 22 high-caste men in the 1981 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, and being placed on India’s Ten Most Wanted list—  Phoolan Devi was wanted dead or alive. How did she manage to re-brand herself as a local hero?

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Sep 26, 2018
“The Bandit Queen” - Phoolan Devi
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Phoolan Devi was born and raised in poverty but nevertheless was a precocious and resilient child. At ten years old, she learned her uncle's family had stolen her father's land, and fought back. It would be her first step to becoming Bandit Queen, a warrior for the lower classes.
Sep 19, 2018
“The White Widow” Pt. 2 - Samantha Lewthwaite
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Samantha Lewthwaite was just like any other housewife in the world. But while she was carrying on a life as a doting wife and mother, she was also a terrorist accused of planning attacks that have killed over 400 people. Her current whereabouts are unknown and international law enforcement agencies are still looking for The White Widow.
Sep 12, 2018
“The White Widow” - Samantha Lewthwaite
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Originally known for being the wife of 2005 London bomber Germaine Lindsay, international authorities have suspected her of running a bomb factory, funding terrorist cells, and being responsible for the 2013 shopping mall attack in Kenya. Discover how she started on a path to radicalism.
Sep 05, 2018
“L'Ange De L'Assassinat” Pt. 2 - Charlotte Corday
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Charlotte Corday set out on her journey to kill Jean-Paul Marat believing it was the only way to save France. So what made a young woman with no known political connections and no history of violence turn to murder?
Aug 30, 2018
“L'Ange De L'Assassinat” - Charlotte Corday
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Charlotte Corday grew up poor in French family clinging to its noble status. When the French Revolution started, she strongly believed in peaceful change and liberation, in contrast to the Jacobin party who led the revolution on a platform of violence and executions. What happened to the mild-mannered Corday that led her to murder a leader of the Jacobin party?
Aug 22, 2018
“The Death House Landlady” Pt. 2 - Dorothea Puente
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Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, California. She had perfected a technique of taking in tenants who were on government assistance, murdering them, and then fraudulently cash the checks. All the while, neighbors had no idea that dead bodies were being buried in her backyard. 
Aug 20, 2018
“The Death House Landlady” - Dorothea Puente
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We have a special guest. Greg from Serial Killers is to joining us to help provide some insight into the madness of Dorothea Puente. Dorothea Puente didn’t set out to become Sacramento, California’s most notorious female serial killer. But she did have a criminal streak that grew more sinister, culminating in the deaths of almost a dozen residents of the boarding house she ran. How was she able to evade detection from family members and social workers? And how did she get away with her first murder? 
Aug 15, 2018
“Spy Dancer” Pt. 2 - Mata Hari
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Despite payouts from her exotic dance performances and the gifts from her many generous lovers, Mata Hari struggled to finance her lavish lifestyle. So when offers of spywork came from both French and German government officials during World War II, Mata Hari couldn’t say no to the money. It led her down a path of spying, lying, and ultimately, execution. Was Mata Hari World War II’s biggest fall guy, or its biggest counter-espionage triumph? 
Aug 08, 2018
“Spy Dancer” - Mata Hari
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Mata Hari built her fame on the novel and erotic dances she performed, claiming to have learned them as part of a secretive religious ritual. She’s remembered in part for her pornographic postcard series, as well as a string of wealthy lovers left in her wake. But she’s best known for the way she died: executed as a foreign spy. 
Aug 01, 2018
“Angel Of Mercy” Pt. 2 - Genene Jones
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After numerous “close-calls” and many deaths, it became hard to ignore the number of emergencies that happened while Nurse Genene Jones was on duty in the pediatric ICU. Even after switching to work in a private practice, a dark cloud of tragedy followed her. Would forensic drug testing technology ever catch up with this Angel of Mercy? 
Jul 25, 2018
“Angel Of Mercy” - Genene Jones
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Genene Jones, a pediatric nurse from Texas, is believed to have killed between eleven and forty-six infants and toddlers between 1977 and 1982. Pediatric nurses give care to children, many of whom aren’t able to speak yet. Which is why they perfect targets. Find out what happened in Jones’ childhood that would drive her to murder innocent children. 
Jul 18, 2018
“Revenge Assassin” Pt. 2 - Shi Jianqiao
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In an act of filial piety (respect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors) and revenge over the murder of her father, Shi Jianqiao executed warlord Sun Chuanfang in a crowded Buddhist hall. The media circus that ensued unleashed a fierce debate over her fate, which would play out in the courts of both law and public opinion. Would she actually get away with murder? 
Jul 11, 2018
“Revenge Assassin” - Shi Jianqiao
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Shi Jianqiao was a notorious Chinese assassin who avenged her father’s death by executing the warlord responsible. Was she a devoted daughter fulfilling her duty after her father’s unjust murder? Or was she an outlaw vigilante who deserved to be punished for her crime? 
Jul 04, 2018
“Baader-Meinhof Gang” Pt. 2 - Ulrike Meinhof
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Ulrike Meinhof was a West German journalist, screenwriter, and mother of two. But the non-violent activist would turn to a life of terrorist bombings and bank robberies. Find out why and what ultimately lead to her capture. 
Jun 27, 2018
“Baader-Meinhof Gang” - Ulrike Meinhof
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Ulrike Meinhof was a known journalist, pacifist, and anti-war activist in Germany. After complaining of severe headaches for months, she had a brain procedure. After her recovery, her perspective changed. She became a political militant responsible for murders, attempted murders, bank robberies and bombings. 
Jun 20, 2018
“America’s 'First' Female Serial Killer” Pt. 2 - Aileen Wuornos
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Aileen Wuornos was convicted of killing Johns while working as a sex worker in Florida. During her trial, Wuornos would take the stand in her own defense in an effort to save her life. But it would only take a jury a couple hours to decide her fate. 
Jun 13, 2018
“America’s 'First' Female Serial Killer” - Aileen Wuornos
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Aileen Wuornos lived a difficult life as a sex worker along the highways to support herself. She killed seven men but she claims they were all in self-defense. Was Wuornos born a cold-blooded killer or did a difficult childhood mold her into one?  
Jun 06, 2018
“The Angel of Death” Pt. 2 - Kristen Gilbert
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Kristen Gilbert was a nurse at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center when patients began to suddenly die of cardiac arrest during her shifts. With very little hard evidence to go on, find out how investigators built a case against her and how her behavior leading up to the trial made her a danger to herself and others.
May 30, 2018
"The Angel of Death" - Kristen Gilbert
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By all accounts, Kristen Gilbert was a competent nurse, suburban wife, and soccer mom. But she also had an sinister side. Working at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, she was convicted of killing four patients and suspected of killing dozens more. But what turned this mild-mannered mother of two into a serial killer?
May 23, 2018
"The Lady Pirate" Pt. 2 - Anne Bonny
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Pirate Anne Bonny had seemingly met her match with Calico Jack, but the relationship didn't last forever. After leaving their child with a family in Cuba, Anne returned to the seas with Calico but found a new spark - this time with a most unexpected partner. 
May 16, 2018
“The Lady Pirate” - Anne Bonny
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As a child, Anne Bonny pretended to be a boy to cover for the fact that she was an illegitimate child. When she dressed as a woman later on, she realized she preferred the freedom of being treated like a man. Dissatisfied with traditional life as a wife to her husband, she found a true partnership with "Calico Jack," a pirate who treated her with more autonomy and respect than any woman on land would ever get.
May 09, 2018
“The Black Widow” Pt. 2 - Stacey Castor
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As police became more suspicious of Stacey Castor for the deaths of two husbands, she was quick to blame her daughter Ashley. When Ashley was discovered unresponsive with a suicide note next to her, the case got more difficult for detectives. Did Ashley try to commit suicide, or was she Castor’s next intended victim?
May 02, 2018
“The Black Widow” - Stacey Castor
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Over the course of her adulthood, Stacey Castor went from a loving mother and wife to a meticulous murderer. Her choice of weapon was poison, and her careful planning allowed her to get away with murder for many years. We investigate how one woman could take such a dark turn and murder those closest to her. SPONSORS! After Anna - Listen now at Macmillanaudio.com/AfterAnna
Apr 25, 2018
“The Bandit Politician” - Seema Parihar
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When Seema Parihar was just 13 years old, she was kidnapped from her home in Northern India by bandits. Parihar faced unimaginable mental and physical abuse at the hands of her captors, but persevered to become one of the most feared bandits in the region for nearly 20 years. We investigate her path towards banditry and unlikely second act as a politician. 
Apr 18, 2018
“Bonnie & Clyde” Pt. 2 - Bonnie Parker
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Bonnie Parker dreamed of being famous, but she became infamous. When she wasn’t robbing banks, Bonnie struggled to maintain relationships with her family, and maintain a “ladylike” image. However, Bonnie’s crimes kept her on less-than-ladylike wanted posters and led her to a violent death. 
Apr 11, 2018
“Bonnie & Clyde” - Bonnie Parker
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Since she was a little girl, Bonnie Parker dreamed of fame and fortune. And while she imagined life as a movie star, or a singer, she found an alternative way to make her dreams come true when she met Clyde Barrow. From stealing cars to robbing banks, Bonnie quickly became the most wanted woman in America for her role as half of the infamous criminal duo: Bonnie & Clyde. 
Apr 04, 2018
“Little Old Lady Killer” Pt. 2 - Juana Barraza
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Formerly a Lucha Libra wrestler in Mexico City, Juana Barraza became a deceitful serial killer. Between 1998 and 2006, she won the trust of elderly women, who she then killed and robbed. Because police believed the murderer to be a man, Juana continued her deadly crimes without fear. By the time she was caught, she was suspected of claiming up to 48 victims. 
Mar 28, 2018
“Little Old Lady Killer” - Juana Barraza
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From 1999 to 2006, as many as 48 elderly women were murdered in Mexico City. We dive deep into Juana Barraza’s transition from Lucha Libre wrestler, “The Silent Lady”, to one of Mexico’s most infamous serial killers, “The Little Old Lady Killer”. 
Mar 21, 2018
“Cocaine Godmother” Pt. 2 - Griselda Blanco
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Griselda Blanco was a Colombian drug lord who supplied cocaine to the United States in the 1970s and 80s. By the mid 1980s, she was moving roughly 2000 pounds of cocaine each month, and undergoing an intense rivalry with her former protege, Pablo Escobar. We dive into the life of the ruthless Cocaine Godmother and her reign as one of the bloodiest drug lords of her time. 
Mar 18, 2018
“Cocaine Godmother” - Griselda Blanco
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Griselda Blanco was born in Colombia on February 15, 1943. By age 11, Griselda committed her first of many murders. We follow her rise to becoming one of the first infamous leaders of the 1970’s drug trade. Between cold-blooded killing and drug overdoses, many died at the hands of the Cocaine Godmother. 
Mar 17, 2018
Welcome Trailer
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From the team behind hit podcasts Serial Killers and Cults, Female Criminals gets into the minds of women who live outside the law. Every Wednesday, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. Female Criminals premieres March 21st and new episodes will release every Wednesday. 
Mar 08, 2018
Find Full Archive of Female Criminals on Stitcher Premium
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We now offer our complete AD-FREE archives of episodes six months or older on Stitcher Premium! 

To get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to StitcherPremium.com/PARCAST and use the promo code PARCAST. 
Dec 31, 2013