Category Archives: true crime

The Boston Strangler, Part One: The Murders

In June of 1962, the brutal murder and assault of Anna Slesers would kick off a string of similar murders. 

Dubbed “The Boston Strangler” by the press, it was quickly assumed that the murders were executed by one individual, a fact that is debated to this day. In part one of our two part series covering the case, we examine the murders. 

Edited by Max Holechek 

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Henri Landru: The Bluebeard of Gambais

Henri-Désiré Landru, nicknamed the Bluebeard of Gambais, was a French serial killer who swindled lovelorn women, promising romance with his lonely hearts personal ads in the early 1900s, when these women would go inexplicably missing – truly a cautionary tale for the Tinder generation. He eventually murdered at least 10 women and a young man between December 1914 and January 1919, until he was uncovered by two women whose sisters had gone missing, and they would stop at nothing to unveil this male Black Widow. 

Edited by Maxwell Holechek 

Bizarre Tales from Appalachia

Appalachia holds its mysterious cards close, and with its cultural background, it is ripe for legend and lore that manifests into bizarre actual beliefs. Join us for a real Appalachian buffet of the strange and unusual. We’ve got it all: Cryptids, Native American lore, deformed humanoids, aliens, and unsolved disappearances. But what is believable, and what is just lore?

Edited by Max Holechek

Unsolved: The Tube Sock Killings

In 1985 a string of murders in Mineral Washington left police baffled. What initially seemed isolated became connected by a tube sock left on some of the victims.  Piecing together suspects and looking for other connected murders has still left us with more questions than answers. Was this the work of a serial killer? Or a seeming tragic string of unconnected events? 

Audio Editing by Maxwell Holechek

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Priest’s Assassination Cold Case Gets Warmer with Medieval Murder Maps

This is a tale of two stories, really. One, an unsolved murder from hundreds of years ago fueled by romance, revenge, and politics, and the other, a modern-day criminologist and professor who began mapping medieval crimes to help better understand how the criminal justice system began and evolved. The two stories intertwined when said criminologist began to explore this cold case, and eventually, helped to come up with some resolutions, 686 years later.

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The Disappearance of Kenny Veach

In 2014 hiker Kenny Veach posted a YouTube video about his experience with a mysterious cave that left him shaking and with a strange feeling of dread. Prompted by other commenters, he would set out to find the cave again and never return…

What happened to Kenny Veach? Did he get lost in the desert? Abducted by aliens? Start a new life someone somewhere? Does the mysterious M Cave exist or was it all an elaborate hoax? The quest for answers only leads to more questions. 

TW: Talk of suicide.

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The Disembodied Feet of the Salish Sea

Since August 2007, at least 20 disembodied human feet have been found in shoes on the coasts of British Columbia and Washington state, with the most recent foot washing ashore this past summer. 

But why? Where did all of these disembodied feet come from? Was it another PNW serial killer dumping bodies into the Salish Sea? Was it foul play? Or was it a result of natural causes? And why just the feet? Join us as we put our best foot forward in undressing this weird podalic phenomenon. 

TW: brief discussion of suicide.

Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer Part 2

In Part 2 of our two part episode, the case takes a turn for the bizarre when Alcala competes on an episode of The Dating Game. His killing spree was as far from over….join us as we dive into the remaining crimes, his capture, and ultimately a slew of potential victims still waiting to be identified. 

Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer Part 1

Rodney Alcala grew to notoriety for having appeared on The Dating Game while he was in the midst of a murder spree. But what do we really know about him? 

In the first of this two part episode we look at Rodney’s early years, early arrests and far too many early releases which culminated in the start of a series of brutal murders. 

TW: Child abuse, rape, murder.