The Dating Game Killer

By Wondery

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Mrs. C
 Apr 2, 2020
An accurate and detailed telling of an awful person. I loved the narrator.


 Mar 30, 2020
Interesting story I'd never heard of. It is unfortunate how many serial killers seemed to have crop up in the 60s/70s. This guy was sadly one of many.

Robert Clark great murder podcast I am 11
 Mar 9, 2020

Description

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.


Episode Date
Wondery Presents: In God We Lust
00:06:18

A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. 

Listen at wondery.fm/IGWL_DatingGame.

Apr 27, 2021
Wondery Presents: Against The Odds
00:06:57

In 2011, two U.S. humanitarian aid workers in Somalia were on their way home when the unthinkable happened: they were abducted by dangerous land pirates and held for ransom.

The second season of Wondery's original series Against The Odds takes you into the three months they spent in captivity. Alone and at the whims of their ruthless captors as they endured mental and physical torture. But even as the odds of their survival grew smaller each day, they held onto hope. But would rescue ever come?

Listen to season 2 of Against The Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

Apr 13, 2021
LA Serial Killers: A Conversation | 7
00:49:04

Host Tracy Pattin talks with retired LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza and true crime social historian Joan Renner about Rodney Alcala and other serial killers who operated in and around Los Angeles from the 1970s to the 1990s.


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Apr 08, 2020
The Alice’s Restaurant Defense | 6
00:58:46

Rodney Alcala’s initial conviction and sentence are only the beginning of his time in court. What follows is a 30-year odyssey through the American judicial system. Will the families and friends of his victims ever receive justice?


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Apr 01, 2020
The Witness | 5
00:53:39

Hoping for a not guilty decision, Rodney Alcala’s defense attorney plans to discredit the state’s main witness and keep Alcala’s prior criminal record out of court. But the mother of one of his victims has a plan of her own.


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Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.

Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

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Mar 25, 2020
Mile Marker 11 | 4
00:41:07

Another body is found, and one of the detectives on the case recognizes Rodney Alcala on a rerun episode of The Dating Game. As police close in, they begin to suspect they have a serial killer on their hands.


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Mar 18, 2020
Bachelor Number One | 3
00:36:49

Rodney Alcala appears as a hopeful contestant on the popular TV show The Dating Game, attempting to win the heart of an eligible bachelorette. Soon after, he kills again, with disastrous consequences.


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Support us by supporting our sponsors!

Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.

Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

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Mar 11, 2020
Rehabilitated | 2
00:36:55

After being convicted of child molestation, Rodney Alcala becomes a model prisoner and works hard to convince the parole board he is no longer a threat. But when he is released less than two months later, he strikes again.


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Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Bodewell- Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.

Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

Mar 05, 2020
Tali | 1
00:50:51

Eight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala.


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Support us by supporting our sponsors!

Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

Mar 05, 2020
Introducing The Dating Game Killer
00:02:12

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.


Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller

Feb 22, 2020