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Female Criminals

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The true crime podcast where women aren’t just the victims. Every week, we examine the psychology, motivations, and atrocities of female felons. New episodes come out every Wednesday. Female Criminals is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

215 Episodes
Edythe Klumpp liked to have fun with the men in her life... even if that made her the "other woman." But in 1958, her love triangle turned deadly. Edythe would make the ultimate sacrifice for her lover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Lori Loughlin had it all: a career as a beloved TV icon, a happy marriage, and two loving daughters. But in the world of the ultra-rich and famous, success seemed to rest on the wins your child netted. And there was no bigger win than getting into a top college. So Lori left nothing to chance… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Introducing: Impostors

Introducing: Impostors


Wayne Simmons had a dramatic 27-year career with the CIA taking down cartels and busting arms smugglers — or did he? The ex-CIA military analyst and cable news star stands accused of being a fraud. Hosted by the reporter who broke the story, Impostors follows the investigation into who Wayne Simmons really is… Hero, or conman? Impostors is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Produced by Topic Studios and Transmitter Media. Hosted by Alex French. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A particular caper in 1965 brought Doris uncomfortably close to law enforcement and the media. With her face now easily recognizable in the U.S., she turned her attention to Europe, eager to prove just how good she really was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Born in 1930, Doris Payne realized early on that she had a taste for the finer things in life. She also realized she had a knack for putting people at ease — and it was a skill she could use to get exactly what she wanted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After abducting Elizabeth Smart in 2002, Barzee and Mitchell — known to each other as Hephzibah and Immanuel — fashioned her into a sister-wife, systematically abusing her into submission. It would be nine months before Elizabeth was rescued by police in Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
All Wanda Barzee wanted in life was for someone to take care of her, and in return she promised complete devotion. So when her paramour, self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell, demanded she help him find a child bride, Wanda aided and abetted the kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
She's perhaps the most famous femme fatale of the 20th century. And yet, Mata Hari's supposed crimes are shrouded in mystery. Who was this woman who captivated all of Europe? How did she become embroiled in the espionage of WWI? And who masterminded her ultimate fate? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In espionage terms, honeytraps are the stuff of legend: a beautiful temptress so seductive that she can convince even the most cunning of men to reveal state secrets. But in the case of Shi Pei Pu and the affair known as M. Butterfly, seduction would turn to love, and a decades-long deception which would ultimately expose a very different kind of secret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The beautiful Soviet seductress is a well-known figure of femme fatale lore. She's patriotic, irresistible, and deadly. But how much of that is true? Did the KGB really train women to seduce and kill men? Or were the "sparrows" just women desperate for a better life? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A cunning puppetmaster, Catherine de Medici is most vividly remembered as a one-time queen of France who dispatched beautiful women in her court to manipulate the men of France. Except… that’s not really the case. But hidden in the spectacular legends lie kernels of truth about Catherine and her Flying Squadron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The term "femme fatale" conjures up noir vixens whose sole purpose is to bring the story's male hero to his knees. But sometimes, women behaving badly are just getting things done the only way society will allow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In the aftermath of her elaborate bank-robbery-gone-wrong, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong had to resort to every tactic up her sleeve to avoid going to jail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Intelligent and unstable, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong always had a way with men. But they never seemed to live for long. Nobody connected her to their deaths — until she roped an innocent hostage into an elaborate bank heist, and forced him to wear a collar bomb.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In 1936, Abe Sada was so in love — and lust — she committed a gruesome crime. The case scandalized all of Japan. When she was finally caught, Abe was resolved to meet her fate. But then she was thrown a twist nobody saw coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As a young woman in 1920s Tokyo, Abe Sada dreamed of becoming a geisha… but settled for sex work. She began a heated affair with a married man. When his wife threatened their happiness, Abe decided she wouldn’t let him go. Even if it meant losing him forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The unceasing stream of deaths in Castle Cachtice did not go unnoticed, but priests and concerned parents alike were powerless to intervene. When the Countess set a new trap to lure more girls, she unwittingly began the end of her torturous reign.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Real-life vampire or expert sadist? Elizabeth Báthory was allegedly responsible for killing hundreds of young women in 16th century Hungary. Her story is steeped in the kind of hearsay and legend befitting a cruel, untouchable noblewoman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Called one of the most dangerous anarchists in the country, Emma Goldman was deported back to Soviet Russia in 1919. Ostracized from her peers and the movement she helped progress, Goldman found new ways to advance anarchist causes until her death at 70.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
At the turn of the 20th century, a Russian immigrant spent decades supporting the anarchist cause in America — plotting an assassination, publishing a magazine, and lecturing on everything from freedom of speech to prison reform to birth control.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (195)

Teresa D M Smith

Doesn’t matter if your a good parent or a shifty one,, boys are going to do what they want to do!

Apr 24th

Timothy Drummond

WTF. She's a convicted sex offender And lives next to an elementary school??!! Something is broken in that system...

Apr 15th

yash kamble

A perfect marriage ruined by an extra marital affair. They should have separated peacefully.

Apr 4th

Lori C.

drinking game .... "in her biography". you'll likely be on your butt if you play. holy wow.... how many times was this said??

Mar 30th

Lola Jones

It’s disgusting how this podcast consistently refers to these white female serial killers as victims and underprivileged. If they were another color and gender there would be no mercy or shits given about how they grew up. Do better Parcast.

Jan 11th

Sherri Taylor

The gaslighting and things Dan did were despicable. I can understand her hating him. I do not understand how they could live in the pettiness and harming their children. Such toxic people, their poor children.

Oct 15th
Reply Mfz

this one is not about female criminals, but about female victims of the ignorance and paranoia promoted by churches. i can understand the people of the era truly believing in what they did, thinking it is in the best interest of the world.

Oct 8th
Reply Mfz

this one is a true monster..

Oct 3rd

Dianna W

this is heart breaking

Sep 23rd

Dianna W

here we go with the too loud commercials. please stop hurting our ears!

Sep 23rd

Mike King

Why do you spoil every story? I enjoy the stories but I haven't heard of or know the outcome of pretty much every story and am sure a lot of your listeners haven't either. I just loved being surprised in a story but you choose to tell the outcome of every story before you even start the story and then throughout story before breaks. Otherwise you're doing great! I just wish you wouldn't do this. but who am I to tell you how to run your podcast right.

Sep 17th

Irene Ullrich Allen

This is the story that started my love of all things true crime!!!

Sep 16th

Ladonna Nall

in both oboohOHjoohhohgxvhiohoxozohigh. he can know _<=(&&^(&@;

Sep 12th

Darysabel Torres

Puertorricans do not have dual citizenship, we are American citizens.

Sep 9th

Lori C.

and now Mary has passed...

Sep 7th
Reply (1)

Lisaggh g

these are good but they all have that tinge of sympathy for the poor victim murderesses. and you are right, we all have issues...its what we do with them.

Aug 21st
Reply Mfz

this crime got me really emotional..

Aug 15th

Sean Rosenau

So basically their blaming her actions on the men in her life. Oh boohoo her father wasn't there. Her stalking victim didn't love her back. Neither of my parents cared about me. I've had failed relationships. Did I commit a bunch of crimes? No, because I'm not psychotic bitch. Fuck you feminist cunts.

Jul 23rd

Sherrie Lucas

Please!!!! Get your license in psychiatry, or hire someone who does have one! Just, stop saying that on every freaking episode! Btw, it does not assure me, that you know anything more than the rest of us. You are, in essence, stealing from those who have earned their licenses!!

Jul 9th

Loretta Mowell

it's about fucking time they have a new real episode!

Jun 22nd
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