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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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Eeriest Killer Nicknames

Eeriest Killer Nicknames

2021-03-0138:582

Some nicknames, given to the world’s worst killers, conjure up images of horror, bloodshed, and demented minds. Ash and Alaina roll call the eeriest of them all, and share the spine-chilling stories behind them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Florida Man Moments

Florida Man Moments

2021-02-2231:495

Ridiculous crimes from the Sunshine State helped make criminals there become an internet trend. Ash and Alaina highlight the craziest crimes where the headline started with “Florida Man...” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Valentine’s Special? Count us in! Ash and Alaina are each sharing the highlights and hardships of their real-life romances in Our Love Story, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Listen here to Alaina and John recount their relationship milestones. Then search “Our Love Story” to hear Ash and Drew — and more of your favorite Parcast hosts — do the same. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen free on Spotify!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Terrifying Urban Legends

Terrifying Urban Legends

2021-02-1536:275

Truth or twisted fiction, these stories are so hauntingly good, they’ve lasted for generations. Ash and Alaina revisit the most terrifying urban legends that blur lines between what’s real and what's just a scary story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s the pivotal moment in any court-room drama — when evidence is presented that clinches a case. Ash and Alaina bang the gavel on the most significant pieces of murder trial evidence ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Australian Crimes

Australian Crimes

2021-02-0132:426

It's a country. It's a continent. It's a true crime capital. Ash and Alaina count down the worst killers, con artists, and creeps from down under. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Two things people obsess over: music and murder conspiracy theories. And by people, we mean Ash and Alaina, as they investigate the strangest details behind ten rock stars' mysterious deaths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When the trail goes cold, that's often the end of the story. But this week, Alaina and Ash look at disappearances solved over twenty years after the person went missing. After years of wondering, the families got the closure they needed, and in some cases, a rare happy ending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Medieval Torture Methods

Medieval Torture Methods

2021-01-1132:256

Everyone wants to see a criminal confess. But today's top ten may have wanted it a little too much. Ash and Alaina examine the gnarliest torture methods, the people who used them, and those who suffered before giving up information — or were killed in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Just because they're made-up doesn't make these crimes less horrifying. Especially when you consider their real-life inspirations. Ash and Alaina take a nostalgia trip to find the top ten ‘80s movie killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Manson Family. Jonestown. Waco. So many cults end in tragedy. But it may be the cults you haven't heard of that are the most brutal. Ash and Alaina explore famous, infamous and lesser-known cults to determine the deadliest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy holidays, weirdos! ‘Tis the season for arson, fraud and larceny as Alaina and Ash explore the most criminal ways someone’s ever ruined Christmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Creepy Cannibals

Creepy Cannibals

2020-12-0735:435

Ash and Alaina count down crimes that'll make you lose your appetite — and maybe the contents of your stomach. Pro tip: Listen to this one after lunch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Death Row Last Meals

Death Row Last Meals

2020-11-3034:076

The only thing weirder than death row inmates’ last meal requests is that we, as a society, honor them. Ash and Alaina count down the top ten death row meals, and examine how usually, they’re more than just a meal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Greatest Art Heists

Greatest Art Heists

2020-11-0232:503

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." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Haunted Murder Sites

Haunted Murder Sites

2020-10-1943:418

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… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Andrea Tillman

Gacy's painting were not his. other inmates did them and he sold them as his own work🥴 another dick move smh

Mar 2nd
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Andrea Garcia

my family is in Tampa Florida man is epic!!!

Feb 23rd
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Darilyn Endersby

I can't believe you don't mention the great Wall of China when speaking of Genghis Khan. He is the whole reason for it's construction

Feb 17th
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Melissa Masica Reid

Ivan Milat was not released, he died in prison October 2019 😊

Feb 16th
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Christine L

Rex is also latin for King, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was part of the reason for BTK's choice.

Feb 9th
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ravenb83

Return to Oz!!!! LOVE that movie!!!!! Glad I'm not the only one, haha!

Jan 28th
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Michael Yaussi

Wow! Incredible episode! Fun!

Jan 25th
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Zoltan Lengyel

Vincent Li ( the greyhound bus killer) never served any time in jail. He pleaded Insanity,which was accepted by the judge. He was in mental institution until 2017 after which he was discharged and had his name changed... Fuck me right?

Jan 20th
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Christa Fouts

I think the Cleveland abduction should have been on this list. Still love the show though.

Jan 18th
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Samantha

The Bessy marriage certificate revelation made me drop my chapstick!!

Jan 14th
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Samantha

STURDY GIRL?! 😭😭😭

Jan 14th
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Samantha

There is a pic of me having a panic attack on the spiral stair case in the tower were the princes were kept. I was a kid when I went and the Tower of London freaked my shit out so bad lol. Felt trapped everywhere I went in there.

Jan 14th
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Samantha

My girl Ann ain't do nothin!! lol

Jan 14th
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Angela Mayo

there used to be a torture museum in Alton, Illinois! It was creepy. There is a sign outside that says no one under 18 allowed in. this is the website https://www.curiositymuseumalton.com/

Jan 11th
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Christine L

this was quite fun! nice spin on the crime aspect and lots of laughs.

Jan 5th
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Stacy Peacock

I enjoy this show much more when its Ash and Alaina telling the stories.

Jan 3rd
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Johnny Utah

They missed the Mormon church....

Dec 28th
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Sergio de santos

they missed 2015 San Bernardino attack..it was a Christmas office party

Dec 16th
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Viva La Vida

How was Hauptmann the worst? There were so many inconsistencies with this case, and his conviction was based purely on circumstantial and perjured evidence. if he really was responsible, he didnt act alone, and the death of the baby was likely an accident.

Dec 2nd
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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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