Dead Man Talking

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Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random, before he was executed by the State of Texas in 2006. Before his death, Resendiz spoke to journalist Alex Hannaford and claimed, on tape, to have killed more than he had taken the blame for. The authorities said Angel Resendiz was lying in an attempt to delay his own death. But, haunted by the crackly interview tape, Alex is determined to investigate. Then a letter arrives from a woman serving life in prison for her husband’s murder — telling him that Resendiz once confessed to that killing too.

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9: Holly Dunn
1518
A special in-depth interview with sole survivor of the Railroad Killer, Holly Dunn.   Holly tells Alex about surviving the attack and trying to rebuild her life while knowing Angel Resendiz was still at large. Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Dec 11, 2018
8: Midnight Train to Georgia
1997
In this episode we hear about the brutal murder of an elderly woman called Fanny Byers in a tiny rural Georgia town, a case that profoundly influenced what Alex thinks about Resendiz and the confessions that he made.   Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Dec 04, 2018
7: The Lover
2009
Diamantina’s former lover Andres Mascorro, who was also convicted of Darryl Kolojaco’s murder, has finally agreed to be interviewed in prison — after years of Alex writing to him with no response. Mascorro insists he is innocent; that police coerced a confession from him and threatened to deport his undocumented family back to Mexico. He tells Alex: “I never knew what one signature could do.” Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Nov 20, 2018
6: An Innocent on Death Row?
2026
In this episode we learn about the case of Louis Perez, a man on death row for a triple murder in Austin, Texas. But the modus operandi of the killer was eerily similar to that of Resendiz. We meet Louis’s sister, Delia Meyer, who has campaigned tirelessly for her brother since his arrest two decades ago. She takes Alex to the railroad track near the murder scene and asks: did the Railroad Killer commit this crime too? Alex discovers that Perez’s former attorneys once filed a motion to stay Resendiz’s execution so they could investigate. What can this case teach Alex about the taped confessions? Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Nov 13, 2018
5: False Confessions
2024
Was Angel Resendiz lying in order to delay his execution or bolster his own myth; to get credit for unsolved murders around the Unites States? In this episode, Alex speaks to Jack Levin, an expert on serial killers, and Chuck Weaver, a professor of psychology and neuroscience - and an expert in false memory - to get their views on the Resendiz tape. We also hear the story of Henry Lee Lucas, one of the most prolific serial killers in America, who confessed to over a thousand murders before detectives realised he couldn’t have committed the vast majority of them. Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Nov 06, 2018
4: Blythe Part 2
2014
Alex is still in Blythe and still has lots of work to do to follow up on the claims of Angel Resendiz. He visits the two sheriffs' offices that straddle the Arizona / California state line to find out if any of the unidentified remains listed in the database could have been victims of the Railroad Killer. Things here are less straightforward, and could other serial killers have been operating in the area? Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Oct 30, 2018
3: "Where the river bisects two states" (Blythe Pt. 1)
1866
In this episode the interview tape reveals another confession: Resendiz claims he killed “three or four” people on the border of Arizona and California. Although he can’t remember the name of the town, he’s precise about the location. It’s Blythe, California, and Alex goes there to investigate. There, he meets the local police chief, and plays him Resendiz’s confession. His response: “I believe him, and I’ll show you why.” Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Oct 16, 2018
2: The Kolojaco Case
2063
In 1998, two people were sentenced to life in prison for murder. Diamantina Kolojaco was found guilty of persuading her young lover to kill her husband for the insurance money. But a year after she went to prison, serial killer Angel Resendiz wrote to her from death row with a message: that he had committed the murder. In this episode Alex interviews Diamantina in prison — her first ever media interview. Could an innocent couple die in prison for a murder Resendiz committed? Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Oct 09, 2018
1: The Tape
2247
In the first episode of Dead Man Talking we meet journalist Alex Hannaford, find out about his interview with serial killer Angel Resendiz fifteen years ago, and listen to his interview tape. We find out the back story to Resendiz and his crimes, and about the trial which ultimately saw him facing execution. We hear Alex's memories of meeting Resendiz and how he’s still haunted by the confessions to further crimes that he made during that meeting. Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://alexhannaford.com/) and produced by [Peter Sale](https://www.petersale.co.uk/)
Oct 02, 2018
Introducing Dead Man Talking
339
Haunted by an old cassette tape of an un-investigated confession by a convicted murderer, journalist Alex Hannaford begins his investigation into the crimes and confession of Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer, who criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random.
Sep 18, 2018