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Who’s the worst serial killer? Where’s the creepiest cult? What’s the coldest of all cold cases? If you’re a true crime fan, you’ve probably asked yourself some of these questions. Well, Parcast thinks you deserve answers… or at least some passionate opinions. And they’ve enlisted co-hosts Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit podcast Morbid to get to the bottom of things. Welcome to their Parcast original series, Crime Countdown. Every Monday, Ash and Alaina discuss ten unsettling true crime stories centered around a common theme. With the help of the Parcast research gods, they’ll try to shock, surprise, and one-up each other—debating each case and their rankings with a hint of humor to lighten the mood. These best friends may not be experts. And they may not always agree. But… they’re counting down anyway.

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The murder of America's 35th president, followed by the murder of his killer, and the untimely death of his killer's killer, left the U.S. in a tailspin. Ash and Alaina tackle the ten most believable theories that surfaced in the wake of the chaos.
Mysterious Water Deaths

Mysterious Water Deaths

2020-11-1635:119

You never know what's lurking below the surface — and that applies to criminals just as much as oceans and lakes. Ash and Alaina dive into ten awfully suspicious deaths and disappearances. Were they all watery accidents? Or was there something deeper?
Obsessed Stalkers

Obsessed Stalkers

2020-11-0933:586

We've all done some light stalking: looking up a new acquaintance on Facebook, searching for a crush on Google... But there's nothing light about today's ten crimes. Ash and Alaina examine the creepiest stalkers, and their disturbing psychology.
Greatest Art Heists

Greatest Art Heists

2020-11-0232:502

Exciting. High-profile. And usually, no one dies! Alaina and Ash dish up ten art heists, and try to figure out why this is one crime that keeps getting labeled "cool."
Halloween Murders

Halloween Murders

2020-10-2638:538

No one bats an eye when they see gore or dead bodies on Halloween... and some cold-blooded killers use that to their advantage. Alaina and Ash recount Halloween night's most unsettling crimes.
Haunted Murder Sites

Haunted Murder Sites

2020-10-1943:414

The only thing creepier than a room where someone was murdered? That room being haunted. Ash and Alaina present the top ten murders where the victim’s death was just the beginning…
Stolen Body Parts

Stolen Body Parts

2020-10-1239:249

Stealing a dead body? Unsettling. Stealing a single dead finger? Simply bizarre. Ash and Alaina count down the weirdest thefts of disembodied skulls, limbs, and internal organs.
25 years ago, most of our listeners were probably paying more attention to their Beanie Babies than to true crime. So Ash and Alaina dive into ten of 1995's crimes you may have missed... and the ones we'll never forget.
Introducing Blind Dating

Introducing Blind Dating

2020-09-3019:302

Can you meet the love of your life doing a socially distanced podcast in your living room? There’s only one way to find out! Every Wednesday on Blind Dating, host Tara Michelle introduces one hopeful single to two strangers in a voice-only virtual hangout. They’ll chat, flirt, and make the case for why they deserve a second date. But once a match is made and the cameras are turned on, will the new connection be strong enough to last? Enjoy the first episode of Blind Dating, then follow Blind Dating free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
We all agree that Alcatraz is the world’s most infamous prison, but who are its most infamous inmates? Alaina and Ash count down the most memorable criminals to ever go into Alcatraz, and a few who got out—or died trying.
Royal Killers

Royal Killers

2020-09-2138:274

Today’s criminals ruled with bone-crushing fists. Ash and Alaina’s top ten royal killers include a queen who protected her siblings, a king who had his wives beheaded, and vile forms of torture that could only be the result of absolute authority.
Killer Texans

Killer Texans

2020-09-1434:484

"Don't Mess With Texas" never rang truer than in these ten criminal cases. Alaina and Ash dive into the Lone Star State's most notorious killers.
Lottery Scams

Lottery Scams

2020-09-0741:077

A chance of luck, a stroke of fortune, a twist to beat the odds… The lottery represents hopes and dreams—but not everyone's willing to wait for their lucky day. These criminals set out to rig the system through cons, theft, and even murder. Ash and Alaina stack up the ten most striking lottery scams.
Shocking Daytime Murders

Shocking Daytime Murders

2020-08-3131:208

What drives a person to kill in front of witnesses? Ash and Alaina explore the tales and motives of shameless criminals who killed in broad daylight. The only thing more shocking than the brutality of these slayings is the fact that some remain unsolved.
Dangerous Moms

Dangerous Moms

2020-08-2439:239

"Maternal" typically means warm and loving... These moms were anything but. Alaina and Ash dive into the top ten dangerous moms, including a cheer mom gone crazy, the notorious Casey Anthony, and unthinkable baby-killers.
Daring Prison Breaks

Daring Prison Breaks

2020-08-1735:447

From Alcatraz to the Tower of London, prisons are built to keep people in. But today's criminals dodged bullets, swam miles, changed their names—and even their faces—to gain freedom. Alaina and Ash decide which prisoner took the biggest risk… and if it paid off.
Hotel Crimes

Hotel Crimes

2020-08-1032:349

Is there anything creepier than finding a dead body in your hotel room? Whether you believe they're haunted or not, some hotels have stains that can't be cleaned. Alaina and Ash check into hotels linked to cases of mob hits, arson, and mysterious disappearances.
Serial Killer Letters

Serial Killer Letters

2020-08-0335:287

There are two types of serial killers: Those who never want to be known, and those who crave infamy. The second group are the letter writers: the ones who add to the horror and confusion with manifestos and threats. Alaina and Ash review the ten most chilling letters, and killers who wrote them.
Zodiac Killer Theories

Zodiac Killer Theories

2020-07-2736:4310

He may be the most famous serial killer of all time, but we still don't know who he is. Ash and Alaina round up the most chilling Zodiac Killer suspects, and try to uncover how a notorious murderer with multiple eyewitnesses escaped prosecution.
Unsolved Murders: 1970s

Unsolved Murders: 1970s

2020-07-2039:028

Despite fifty years of investigation, a question mark still remains next to these crimes. But just because there's no answer doesn't mean there isn't disturbing evidence... or creepy suspects. Ash and Alaina dive into unsolved murders that are anything but groovy.
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Viva La Vida

The Mona Lisa is tiny. It would not have left a big, empty space.

Nov 11th
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Chris Watson

How did Arthur Richard Jackson not get on this list?

Nov 9th
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Nickster_1984 CBK

port aurther Tasmania Australia

Nov 8th
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Arianna Thibodeau

ah did it stop for anyone else as they were saying the last one? right after the Boston accent thing?! dangit I wanted to know number 1!!!!

Nov 2nd
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Karolina Pihl

Actually, the Mona Lisa is not a big painting. Only 30×21 inches. Makes it even crazier to go look at the empty wall. :D

Nov 2nd
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Nic Leszinsky

oh my gosh. I was 20 in 1995 lol I feel ancient. The 90s were cool :)

Oct 20th
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Paige Rory Newham

How did I not now about this until today's morbid podcast?!

Oct 18th
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Stacy Peacock

Don't bother with the baby teeth. They will rot and look gross after some years. But keep that first haircut ponytail. My daughter is 18 and I still love seeing that little ponytail!!

Oct 18th
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Melody Moore

All the lights on the second floor (my floor) just went out lol. creepy!!!

Oct 7th
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Melody Moore

I'm currently staying in a hotel guys... ugh lol

Oct 7th
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Joe Ramirez

Poser..... lmao!! I freaking love you girls.

Oct 6th
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The Everyday Bombshell

Single White Female came out in 1992, so it could not have been influenced by a murder that happened 3 years later. Unless someone had a time machine, which would then arguably make it the number one crime of 1995.

Oct 6th
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David Ruggieri

nice Podcast! I'm actually surprised that Princess Olga of Kiev wasn't on the list. she basically "Saw"ed (as in the movie) a whole village to death after they killed her husband.

Oct 5th
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Kim Land

There is the story of an American man, Dwight Worker, who escaped a Mexican prison dressed as a woman. That should have been on the list somewhere.

Oct 5th
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Michael Yaussi

Art installation! I love you gals. (Whoa, that escalated quickly😆😂😂🤣)

Sep 22nd
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Michael Yaussi

Great show! These amazing ladies make me laugh! Adorable and awesome

Sep 15th
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Jennifer Madewell

great podcast!

Sep 14th
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Amy Garney

I agree with the majority of these, but I definitely feel like Myra Hindley and Ian Brady should have been #1 though. They're absolutely nightmares.

Sep 9th
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SouthernRoots

A three-shot Derringer? Or did he reload?

Sep 6th
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Adriana

I love Morbid but not loving this podcast. I’ll stick to morbid :)

Sep 5th
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