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Killer Psyche

Wondery | Treefort Media

True Crime, Exhibit C

4.6 • 3.9K Ratings

Overview

When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these heinous acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Alex Murdaugh to Mary Bell.

Listen to Killer Psyche on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/killer-psyche now.

228 Episodes

Tackling True Crime, One Podcast at a Time: A Conversation With M. William Phelps

For more than 20 years, bestselling author and investigative journalist M. William Phelps has been immersed in the world of true crime. As the host of the podcast Paper Ghosts, he seeks answers in unsolved cases. And in his podcast Crossing the Line with M. William Phelps, he sheds light on stories of the missing and murdered from the past – and the present. In today’s Headlines, Phelps joins Candice to dive deeper into his investigative process, and discuss some of the headline-grabbing cases he’s been covering. Listen to Crossing the Line with M. William Phelps: http://www.crossingtheline.biz/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

Nancy Brophy: The Husband Killer

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the case of Nancy Brophy. Brophy was a romance novelist who murdered her husband Daniel at the culinary institute where he worked in 2018. Though it appeared that she and her husband had a good relationship and were said to be a loving couple, Brophy's elaborate plot showed signs that she had been planning his murder for years including an article she’d written entitled, “How To Kill Your Husband.” Candice explores how a seemingly happy relationship could suddenly evolve into murder.To hear more about the Nancy Brophy story, listen to Happily Never After: Dan and Nancy on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts.Wondery+ subscribers can binge all episodes of Happily Never After early and ad-free right now. https://wondery.com/shows/happily-never-after/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2024

How (Not) to Murder Your Husband: Inside the Story of Nancy Brophy

In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by novelist Heidi Tretheway, who was formerly a member of Brophy's writing group, and currently hosts the new Wondery limited series Happily Never After: Dan and Nancy. Together, they discuss possible reasons why Brophy committed such a horrible crime, and take a closer look at her behavior before and after the murder.To hear more about the Nancy Brophy story, listen to Happily Never After: Dan and Nancy on the Wondery app or wherever you get your podcasts.Wondery+ subscribers can binge all episodes early and ad-free right now https://wondery.com/shows/happily-never-after/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2024

ENCORE - John Bunting: The Snowtown Murders

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into John Bunting, the ring leader of the Australian Snowtown murders. Bunting recruited acolytes to help him kill those he deemed unfit to live. Bunting considered himself a vigilante for justice, but his sadistic nature and financial crimes suggest otherwise. Candice explores the psychological factors that created the monster that led others to perpetrate the Snowtown murders.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

The Case of Kouri Richins: Will the Defense Struggle to Prove Her Claim of Innocence?

In 2022, after the sudden death of her husband, Utah mother Kouri Richins released a children’s book about coping with grief. But shortly after the book garnered national attention, Kouri was charged with murder. Prosecutors say that she intentionally killed her own husband, but she claims she is innocent. Just a few weeks ago, Kouri’s attorneys withdrew from her case – and with her newly made public statements and previous jailhouse calls under the spotlight, there are questions now more than ever about how her case will play out in court. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by legal analyst Josh Ritter to discuss possible reasons why her counsel withdrew, and how Kouri’s own words could impact her case if it goes to trial. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

John Wayne Gacy, Part 2: A Conversation with his Appeal Lawyer

In the second half of this two-part episode, retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong speaks with Chicago trial attorney, radio show host and legal analyst Karen Conti, who represented notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy in his final death row appeal attempts. Candice and Karen discuss what Gacy was like on a personal level and what most people do not know about Gacy, the man convicted of committing 33 murders. Karen's new book, "Killing Time with John Wayne Gacy: Defending America’s Most Evil Serial Killer on Death Row" is out now and available on Amazon. To learn more about Karen and the book, please check out www.karenconti.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels. From Wondery, this is a story about what happens when the line blurs between fiction and reality.  Listen to Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting Wondery.fm/HNA_DN now.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Felonious Florida: The Case of The Pillowcase Rapist

During the 1980s, women in South Florida were terrorized by a prolific serial rapist. Victims reported a man sneaking into their homes at night and assaulting them while covering their faces with a pillowcase. They called him “The Pillowcase Rapist,” and after over 40 assaults, he vanished, until over 30 years later, when a stroke of luck led police to the culprit: Robert Koehler. In today’s Headlines, Candice talks to David Schutz, a journalist at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and host of the Felonious Florida podcast, whose newest season focuses on Koehler and his crimes. Candice and David discuss Koehler’s paranoid delusions and if he was mentally the same person committing the rapes as he is more than 30 years later.Listen to Felonious Florida at: https://wondery.com/shows/felonious-florida/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

John Wayne Gacy: The Killer Clown, Part I

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong breaks down the seminal case of John Wayne Gacy. Known as the "Killer Clown," Gacy murdered thirty-three boys and young men, burying the majority of them under his house. Candice digs into Gacy's abusive childhood, a domineering father and internalized homophobia to understand how he became one of the most famous serial killers of all time.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

Why Did Kendra Licari Harass her Own Daughter? The Strange Case of "Cyber Munchausen Syndrome"

For over a year, Kendra Licari’s 14-year-old daughter received threatening and harmful messages from a person she believed to be another teenager. She told her mom and together, they reported the harassment to the police. Cyberbullying at its worst, the hateful messages devastated Kendra’s daughter as she didn’t know the culprit behind the messages, nor could she make them stop. After months of investigating, police found that the sender was Kendra herself. The case inspired the new Lifetime movie, "Mommy Meanest.”In today’s Headlines, Candice talks to family and marriage therapist Dr. Karyl McBride about Kendra’s possible motivations and the pathology of narcissistic family members.To read Dr. McBride’s newest book Will the Drama Ever End? visit: https://www.amazon.com/Will-Drama-Ever-End-Untangling/dp/1982198737/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

The Weepy Voiced Killer: Paul Michael Stephani

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong delves into the case of Paul Michael Stephani, also known as the “Weepy-Voiced Killer.” A serial murderer who terrorized women around St-Paul in the early 80s, Stephani got his moniker because he would place anonymous calls to the police and report his own crimes in a whiny, high-pitched, weepy voice. Was he looking to be found? Was his remorse real? Candice explores why this killer would confess in 911 calls, and how his strict religious upbringing influenced his penchant for murder.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

The Trial of Chad Daybell: Will a Bombshell Testimony Lead to Conviction?

The trial of "Doomsday Prophet" Chad Daybell is well underway, expected to last at least two months, with more than sixty witnesses having taken the stand so far. Daybell stands accused of murder in the deaths of his first wife, Tammy Daybell, and the two children of his second wife, Lori Vallow. Daybell is facing the death penalty. Though his first wife’s death was originally thought to be a result of natural causes, officials later ruled it suspicious. The bodies of the children, Tylee and JJ, were found in Daybell’s backyard.In today's Headlines, Candice is joined by journalist Lauren Matthias, who has been attending the trial and covering the case extensively on her podcast Hidden True Crime. Together, they will discuss the evidence presented against Daybell so far, the shocking revelations from this week's testimony, and what we can expect from the trial in the weeks to come. To listen to Hidden True Crime, visit https://redcircle.com/shows/7b88c407-520a-4279-8325-416d02cd8602. To watch on YouTube, visit https://www.youtube.com/hiddentruecrime.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Nathan Matthews: The Murderous Step-Brother

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong examines the case of Nathan Matthews. With the help of his girlfriend Shauna Hoare, Nathan brutally murdered his sixteen year old step-sister Becky Watts in a sexually motivated attack. Candice walks us through how Nathan's history of resentment and dangerous sexual fantasies tore his family apart, and culminated in the murder of Becky, who later became known as "The Angel of Bristol." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power. So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at the center of their success started to unravel, Rob and Fab would discover the hard way the difference between star power and real power. From Wondery, Blame It on the Fame is a story about the lie that shot to #1 and what it cost to tell the truth. Hosted by Amanda Seales. Listen early and ad-free exclusively on Wondery+: Wondery.fm/BIOTF_MVSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Program or Prison Time? The Fate of Dharmesh Patel is Now in Judge’s Hands

In January 2023, California radiologist Dharmesh Patel intentionally drove his Tesla off a cliff with his wife and two children inside after suffering a “psychotic break” and extreme delusions. Miraculously, the entire family survived. When Patel recovered from his injuries, he was charged with three counts of attempted murder. Now, with the support of psychologists and Patel’s own wife, he is being considered for a mental health diversion program rather than a criminal trial and prison time. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by legal analyst Josh Ritter to take a closer look at what diversion programs are, and how the program could positively or negatively impact Patel’s case. Candice and Josh weigh the pros and cons of using the judicial system to solve mental health problems.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Pamela Smart: Fatal Obsession

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the case of Pamela Smart, whose twisted story became a media sensation in the 90s when her husband was found dead. Pamela was accused of orchestrating his murder with the help of four teenage boys, one of whom she alledgedly seduced. Candice explores how Pamela skillfully manipulated those around her to execute her sinister plan, and examines the unraveling of her murder plot.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The Trial of Karen Read: A Tale of Two Theories

After nearly two years of pretrial hearings and preparations, Karen Read’s second-degree murder trial is now underway. She is accused of hitting her boyfriend, Boston Police officer John O’Keefe with her SUV in 2022 and leaving him to die in a bitter snowstorm. She contends that John’s death was caused by a brutal beating by his own law enforcement friends, and that she is the victim of an elaborate cover-up. With two completely different theories of what happened that night being presented in court, many wonder which side will convince the jury – and how. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset to discuss the defense’s “third party culprit” argument, how a muddied investigation could hurt the prosecution’s chance at conviction, and what shocking evidence we can expect to see throughout the trial. For more about Rachel, visit https://zfzlaw.com/team-members/rachel-fiset/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Belle Gunness: The Norwegian Black Widow

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Belle Gunness, a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in America in the late 1800s. Known as “The Black Widow,” Belle found financial stability through multiple marriages...but the men she entrapped met gruesome ends, with their remains discovered buried on her property. The true extent of Belle Gunness’ crimes remains unknown, but it is believed that she killed at least fourteen people, including her own children and several suitors. After her crimes were discovered, Gunness disappeared without a trace. Many suspect she faked her own death and lived off her victims’ money.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Murder on My Mind: What Comes Next for YNW Melly?

Jamell Demons, known by his stage name YNW Melly, rose to fame when his song “Murder on My Mind” hit the mainstream rap charts. But not long after hitting a high point in his career, Melly was charged with killing his two childhood friends and staging the crime scene to mislead police. After his first trial was declared a mistrial, many are wondering what comes next for Melly – who is facing the death penalty. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by Law & Crime correspondent Angenette Levy, who conducted interviews with those closest to the case for the podcast Murder on My Mind. Together, they discuss the evidence against Melly, why his first trial ended the way it did, and the ongoing battle between Melly’s team and the prosecution.Listen to Murder on My Mind: YNW Melly Double Murder Trial, exclusively on Wondery+: https://wondery.com/shows/murder-on-my-mind-ynw-melly-double-murder-trial/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

America’s First Mass School Shooting: The Texas Tower Shooter

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the case of Charles Whitman, also known as the Texas Tower Shooter. In 1966, he wreaked havoc on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in one of the first mass school shootings in American history. Candice explores how Whitman went from a promising young man to a deadly gunman, who killed more than a dozen people and instilled fear into generations to come.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Listen Now: The Price of Paradise

When ex-Bunny girl Jayne Gaskin spots the desert island of her dreams for sale online, she decides to risk it all. Trading in their English village home, Jayne and her family relocate to their own private paradise, just off the coast of Nicaragua. And a reality TV crew follows them to film a new show, No Going Back. But soon they all discover that paradise has its secrets. The locals claim the island belongs to them, and it’s been sold illegally. Jayne’s not leaving without a fight. A fight that will soon turn deadly. Hosted by Alice Levine. Listen to The Price of Paradise on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting https://wondery.com/links/the-price-of-paradise/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 21 April 2024

Jennifer and James Crumbley Sentenced: Will More Parents Pay for Their Child’s Crimes?

Ethan Crumbley was just 15 years old when he was arrested for killing four students and injuring several others in a shooting at Oxford High School in 2021. When investigators learned that his parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, failed to prevent the deadly actions of their son, they were charged and eventually convicted of involuntary manslaughter – becoming the first parents in U.S. history to be held criminally responsible for their child’s mass school shooting plot. A landmark ruling last week sentenced them both to 10 years in prison. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by legal analyst Josh Ritter to discuss how Jennifer and James’ negligence led to their sentences, and the impact this case could have on parents in the future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

The Poisonous Mother: Diane Staudte's Antifreeze Murders

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into a tragic family betrayal: the antifreeze murders. Diane Staudte, a seemingly ordinary wife and mother from Missouri, shocked her community when it was revealed she was responsible for a series of poisonings that led to the deaths of her husband, her son and the hospitalization of her daughter. In a twisted bid for control and financial gain, Staudte poisoned her family with antifreeze–and acted with the help of her middle daughter and favorite child, RachelSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt: New Insights on the Dangerous Duo

In February, former “mommy vlogger” Ruby Franke and therapist Jodi Hildebrandt were sent to prison after their abuse of Ruby’s children came to light. But even with the duo behind bars, new information has made its way into the headlines – including Ruby’s own diary, in which she meticulously documented the abuse of her children whom she deemed “manipulative” and possessed. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by Jessica Lowther, executive producer, and Cooper Moll, writer and producer of the Law & Crime podcast The Rise and Fall of Ruby Franke. They discuss how Ruby and Jodi’s relationship only intensified their extreme beliefs and behavior, and the revelations from Ruby’s diary.   Listen to The Rise and Fall of Ruby Franke, exclusively on Wondery+: https://wondery.com/links/the-rise-and-fall-of-ruby-franke/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

Jennifer Pan: Deadly Expectations

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Jennifer Pan, a Canadian woman of Vietnamese descent who gained infamy for orchestrating a complex deception that culminated in the murder of her mother and the attempted murder of her father in 2010. Unable to meet her controlling parents high expectations, Jennifer fabricated a double life of academic achievement while secretly leading a rebellious lifestyle. Fueled by a desire to escape her parents' control and inherit her family's wealth, Pan devised a plan to have them killed by hiring hitmen. Candice digs into the myths surrounding "tiger parenting" and explores how Jennifer's upbringing may have pushed her over the edge. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

How “Professional Squatter” Caroline Herrling Made Her Victim Disappear

When longtime Sherman Oaks resident Charles Wilding stopped leaving his house in 2020, his neighbors became concerned. But what troubled them the most was the arrival of Caroline Herrling, a stranger claiming to be Charles’ trustee, responsible for restoring and selling his home. Eventually, neighbors and authorities would learn that Caroline was the mastermind behind a multi million dollar fraud scheme – and getting rid of Charles was simply the first step. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by LA Times staff writer Brittny Mejia, who has covered the case in-depth. They discuss how Caroline’s scheme was exposed, how she targeted other victims, and where the investigation stands now. For more of Brittny's reporting, visit https://www.latimes.com/people/brittny-mejia. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

Israel Keyes: The Making of an American Monster

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the sordid case of Israel Keyes, one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. Though Keyes was only formally charged with one murder, he is suspected of the sexual assault and killing of eleven other victims. His ability to evade detection for years left behind a trail of unsolved murders scattered across the country. Raised in a strict religious household, Candice explores how his early fascination with violence and his strict fundamentalist beliefs shaped him into the murderer he became. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Selena and Yolanda Saldivar: The Killing of an Icon

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong delves into the case of Yolanda Saldivar, who became famous after she murdered the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla. Claiming to be Selena’s biggest fan, Yolanda was given permission to form the young singer’s fan club and became an integral part of Selena’s other business ventures. But when it was discovered that she had stolen money from Selena and their “friendship” was over, Yolanda’s response turned deadly. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Chad Daybell: The Doomsday Prophet Trial

In 2020, Chad Daybell was arrested alongside his wife, Lori Vallow, in the deaths of Lori’s two children and his first wife Tammy. The murders have been tied to Chad and Lori’s belief of an impending apocalypse. Lori has been convicted and sentenced for her role in the crimes – and with Chad’s trial just around the corner, many are wondering how his case will play out in court. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by journalist Lauren Matthias, who has been covering the case extensively on her podcast Hidden True Crime. They discuss how Chad’s history and belief system played a role in his alleged crimes, and what we can expect from his defense at trial. To listen to Hidden True Crime, visit https://redcircle.com/shows/7b88c407-520a-4279-8325-416d02cd8602. To watch on YouTube, visit https://www.youtube.com/hiddentruecrime.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

The Jonestown Massacre: Inside the Mind of Jim Jones

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong examines the famous case of Jim Jones and the massacre in Jonestown, Guyana. Jones was the dynamic leader of The People's Temple cult, who moved his followers to a compound in Guyana to escape scrutiny. When California Congressman Leo Ryan took a group of journalists to investigate the claims the cult members were held against their will, he was assassinated by Jones' followers. This spurred Jones to mass murder and suicide within the compound, leaving over 900 people dead. While many people know about the Jonestown tragedy, Candice illuminates Jim Jones' journey from student pastor in the Methodist church to cult leader. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Listen Now: Felonious Florida Season 4

The award-winning Felonious Florida returns with a chilling new season available only on Wondery+. Imagine waking up in your own bed with a menacing figure standing over you? In 1980s Miami, this nightmare became a reality for dozens of women. The Pillowcase Rapist stalked and attacked his victims in their very own homes in a terror spree that spanned 4 decades. Who was the man beneath the pillowcase? And how did he stay in the darkness for so long? Felonious Florida: In the Darkness is available exclusively on Wondery+. You can listen to the first full episode wherever you listen to podcasts. To hear the full season, subscribe to Wondery+ in the Wondery App or Apple Podcasts: https://wondery.app.link/FFS4_KP See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

The Murder of Madeline Soto: Mother’s Boyfriend is Prime Suspect

When 13-year-old Madeline Soto did not show up to middle school on February 26th, her mother’s boyfriend, Stephan Sterns, claimed he dropped the teenager off that morning safe and sound. Since then, investigators have found evidence suggesting that Stephan sexually abused Madeline for years. When her body was found just days later, their missing persons report quickly turned into a homicide investigation. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by WFTV 9 reporter Shannon Butler to discuss how Stephan became the “prime suspect” in Madeline’s death, how Shannon learned of inconsistencies in statements made by Madeline’s mother, and where the investigation stands now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Terror on the Interstate: The Crimes of Randall Woodfield

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong unearths the case of Randall Woodfield, also known as the "I-5 Killer." A former football player turned serial killer who terrorized the West Coast in the 1970s, he preyed on victims along the Interstate 5 corridor, committing a string of murders, rapes, and robberies. Despite his charming facade, Woodfield's heinous crimes shocked the nation. Candice explores his seemingly normal upbringing and when he began to show signs of psychopathy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Cover Up or Cold-Blooded Murder? The Case of Karen Read

Karen Read was charged with second-degree murder for the death of her boyfriend, Boston Police officer John O’Keefe. According to prosecutors, Karen deliberately hit John with her car while dropping him off at a friend’s house, leaving him to die in the snow. But her defense team claims that she is the victim of a cover up, perpetrated by the police. Karen was supposed to go to trial this month, but now, it is delayed due to new evidence. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by legal analyst Josh Ritter to discuss why the trial date was pushed, and what we can expect to see from both sides when they finally face a jury.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

Love, Lies, and Murder: The Stephanie Lazarus Saga

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the death of Sherry Rasmussen, who was murdered by her boyfriend's jilted ex-lover, a former Los Angeles Police Department detective. Candice unravels the layers of deception, betrayal, and obsession that culminated in murder. The episode explores the devastating consequences of Stephanie Lazarus' unchecked obsession.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Listen Now: The Spy Who

These are stories you were never meant to hear. The invisible but vital work of the world’s intelligence services: secret operatives playing to very different rules. The Spy Who, hosted by Indira Varma and Raza Jaffrey, takes you deep inside that shadow world to meet spies who risked everything in the national interest – or, sometimes, their own. Search and follow The Spy Who wherever you listen to podcasts, or binge entire seasons early and ad-free on Wondery+ on Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

The Downfall of Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt

Ruby Franke’s popular YouTube channel, 8 Passengers, amassed millions of followers in just a few years. Viewers were drawn to vlogs about her life as a mother of six children. But her online facade fell apart when it was revealed that she, with the help of her counselor and business partner Jodi Hildebrandt, horrifically abused her children behind the camera. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. John Matthias to discuss what influence Jodi had on Ruby, and how their partnership only intensified their nightmarish approach to parenting.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

Fueled by Hate: Joseph Paul Franklin

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the many crimes of Joseph Paul Franklin. Desperate to start a "race war," Franklin's antisemitic and racist beliefs led him to murder over twenty-two people, from interracial couples to magazine publishers who stood against white supremacy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

Lover, Stalker, Killer: Inside the Twisted Mind of Liz Golyar

The Netflix docuseries “Lover, Stalker, Killer” digs into the head-scratching story of Liz Golyar, who, for three years, fooled her ex-fling Dave into thinking that his current partner, Cari Farver, was a deranged and deadly stalker. But in reality, Liz had killed Cari. It was Liz who assumed her identity and terrorized Dave – and herself – just to get him back. In today’s Headlines, Candice and her producer Julie Berke discuss how obsession and jealousy drove Liz to commit such an unthinkable act, and how she was able to deceive Dave for so long.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2024

Dean Corrl: Murder in Candyland

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong bites into the case of Dean Corrl, also known as The Candyman. Corrl sexually assaulted two young men and manipulated them into recruiting victims for him to torture, rape and kill. Eventually, Dean lost control - and his life - to one of his young accomplices, but not before he killed over twenty seven young men. Dean's twenty eighth victim has not been identified. Please see the link below if you have any information: https://www.missingkids.org/blog/2023/candy-man-victimSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

American Nightmare: The Kidnapping Hoax That Wasn’t

When Denise Huskins was kidnapped in 2015, police in Vallejo California were skeptical, convinced she and her boyfriend were carrying out an elaborate hoax. Now, their unbelievable true story is the subject of the Netflix docuseries “American Nightmare,” which details how investigators got it all wrong. Local crime journalist Henry Lee was contacted by the kidnapper Matthew Muller early in the investigation, hoping to use him as a conduit to the press. In today’s Headlines, Henry joins Candice to discuss his role in the case, and how he navigated being pulled into the story himself. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

Arthur Shawcross: The Genesee River Killer

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the case of Arthur Shawcross, known as The Genesee River Killer. A notorious American serial killer, Shawcross' reign of terror spanned from 1972 to 1989. Candice digs into how his time in the army during the Vietnam war may have made him a murderer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Mother of High School Shooter Found Guilty in Landmark Ruling

In 2021, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley killed four of his classmates at Oxford High School in Michigan. He was convicted for his crimes – and this week, so was his mother, Jennifer Crumbley. For the first time in US history, a parent of a mass school shooter was held criminally responsible for their child’s actions. In today’s Headlines episode, Candice speaks with legal analyst Josh Ritter to break down the key evidence from the trial, and discuss how the landmark ruling could affect similar cases in the future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2024

Charles Roberts: The Amish Schoolgirl Massacre

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the case of mass murderer Charles Roberts. In 2006, Roberts took an Amish school in Pennsylvania hostage and killed ten young girls before shooting himself. Candice explores how Charles could have gone from a devoted father of two, and loving husband, into a child murderer.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Listen Now: Academy - Featuring Myha'la

Welcome to Bishop Gray Academy, a world of high-stakes and cut-throat competition. Academy, a riveting coming-of-age audio drama co-produced by AT WILL MEDIA and Wondery, follows the story of Ava Richards, a scholarship student who transfers to Bishop Gray, one of the most elite and competitive boarding schools in America. As Ava tries to find her place in this high-pressure environment, she soon crosses paths with an underground society known as The Night of the Wolf, which caters to the school's wealthiest students and enforces strict secrecy. With trust in short supply, Ava must navigate a dangerous and alluring world where friendships will be tested, romances will bloom, and ambitions cut short.  Listen to Academy: Wondery.fm/Academy_See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Dr. Death: From White Coat to Black Magic

Dr. Serhat Gumrukcu, an ex-magician turned wunderkind scientist, raised millions of dollars for his revolutionary medical treatments and boldly claimed he could cure HIV, cancer and hepatitis. But when his miracle treatment is questioned and his flourishing career threatened, Dr. Serhat resorts to extreme measures, including an alleged murder-for-hire. In this Killer Psyche: Headlines episode, Candice and her producer Julie discuss the latest subject of the Dr. Death podcast, and explore the chilling, psychopathic similarities that exist between Dr. Serhat and the infamous Elizabeth Holmes.  Listen to Dr. Death Season 4: Bad Magic: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-death/id1421573955 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

Bryan Patrick Miller: The Arizona Canal Killer

Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Bryan Patrick Miller, a cosplay enthusiast known for his elaborate "Zombie Hunter" costume. Bryan was sentenced to death for the murder of two young women in Phoenix, over thirty years ago. After his father's death and years of abuse at the hands of his mother, Bryan took out his rage on young women. Candice explains how neither mental institutions nor prison could stop the Canal Killer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Trials of 2024: Did Michelle Troconis Cover Up a Murder?

Courts across the country are preparing for a busy year with several high-profile trials on the docket. From Bryan Kohberger to Richard Allen, many headline-dominating defendants may be handed down a verdict by year's end. In this Headlines episode, Candice speaks with legal analyst Josh Ritter to discuss the trials to keep an eye on in 2024 – with a special look into the ongoing trial of Michelle Troconis, accused of helping her boyfriend cover up the murder of his ex-wife, Jennifer Dulos, in 2019.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2024

Paolo Macchiarini: Dr. Death

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs deeper into the case of Paolo Macchiarini, the subject of Wondery's podcast and the new season of Peacock's TV series Dr. Death. Paolo was a star surgeon whose revolutionary development and use of synthetic windpipes was thought to put him on track to win a Nobel Prize. However, instead of helping countless lives like it promised, it was actually a path to his patient’s torturous death. Candice examines how this star surgeon continued to rise even as his victims were falling; and what compelled him to continue his deception. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Listen Now: Dr. Death: Bad Magic

When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret. From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen to Dr. Death - Bad Magic: Wondery.fm/Dr.DeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

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