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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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Royal Killers

Royal Killers

2020-09-2138:272

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.
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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

2020-09-0741:076

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

2020-08-3131:207

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

2020-08-1735:444

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

2020-08-1032:346

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

2020-08-0335:285

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

2020-07-2736:4311

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

2020-07-2039:027

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.
Fatal Romances

Fatal Romances

2020-07-1337:4312

Shakespeare wrote that Iove is blind, but in these criminal cases, love is blinding. Ash and Alaina dive into obsessive, dangerous love stories—including a murdered queen, an outlaw couple and a few Beyoncé references.
Deadly Cults

Deadly Cults

2020-07-1334:5323

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.
The craziest events. The most disturbing criminals. The creepiest details. Ash and Alaina from the hit podcast Morbid probably don’t agree on where they should all rank… but they’re counting down anyway! This is their new Parcast series, Crime Countdown. Every Monday, discover ten unsettling true crime stories centered around a common theme. With the help of the Parcast research gods, Ash and Alaina will try to shock, surprise, and one-up each other—debating each case and their rankings with a hint of humor to lighten the mood. Topics include Fatal Romances, Serial Killer Letters, and even Stolen Body Parts. Crime Countdown premieres July 13th! Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!
Comments (38)

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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Maria Arroyo

Even though she ended up as the victim of murder Dee Dee Blanchard should have gotten an honorable mention.

Aug 24th
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SouthernRoots

The research gods overlooked Susan Smith. She reported her children missing - a black man had taken her car with all 3 kids inside. She even made a plea to return her babies on TV. She had actually driven her minivan with her children inside into a lake.

Aug 24th
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Tony Champagne

I tried listening to a couple of episodes and I can't continue. The constant gigling and silly comments are very annoying.

Aug 20th
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Joe Ramirez

I freaking love you girls, I counted down with you and said Lisa Lam as well for number one. no joke by LOL and thought BFFs.

Aug 18th
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K G

kennika Jenkins I thot be on hotel list

Aug 11th
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Dryad

because you guys hated going to church that means "all kids" did? not everyone's an agnostic. you say some ignorant stuff sometimes.

Aug 10th
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Emily Tveter Wasson

Guys! I'm loving your new show!!! I've tried numerous times to listen to morbid but I just can't get pass the ridiculous amounts of F-bombs... so glad you are toning it down for this show. I love your fun banter and light way you bring us these horrible stories. keep it up!

Aug 7th
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Craig Titus Fitness

God these hosts are so annoying

Aug 6th
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ID18005605

Arthur Leigh Allen lived just miles from where I live. He was a teacher at the elementary school I went to....

Jul 27th
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Joshua Beisker

Not one mention of Ted Cruz

Jul 27th
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Dryad

yeah, a beautiful fairy tale except for cheating on his wife and there being a power imbalance between him and the common born maid (which of course is why his dad was ticked. Kings didn't marry common women. you needed to marry noble or royal blood to form alliances and keep peace.)

Jul 24th
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Brooke Parler

The branch davidians did not burn their compound down. Watch Waco on Netflix!

Jul 24th
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Lori Rodriguez

I Love this Podcast!

Jul 23rd
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Lindsay Fitzgerald

Very superficial look at crimes, cults, etc. The hosts make light of horrific events and people. The chit chat and jokes are annoying. Not worth a 'subscribe' in my opinion.

Jul 22nd
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