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Author: Stephanie Soo & Audioboom

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Rotten but still a little sweet! Rotten Mango is a true crime + all things spooky podcast. We love doing deep dives into the darkest crimes and we tend to not leave out any details - which can get a little rotten at times. If you want deep dives in the psychology of killers, no holding back storytelling of crimes, and stories of lesser known criminals from around the world this is the place for you. Welcome to Rotten Mango but don’t worry it all comes with a seasoning of comedy/sweetness.
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Why do so many people go missing in National Parks? Alien conspiracy theory? Government experiments? Or just lost in nature?  In this case - it’s none of the above. It’s a serial killer that leaves a trail of bloodshed and a decapitated head bobbing in a stream in Yosemite.  Once they catch the killer that’s when the real mystery begins - wasn’t his little brother a national hero? Didn’t they make TV shows about this family?  How did one brother become America’s sweetheart and the other America’s heartless serial killer?
There is international panic on the fate of the missing British Airways flight attendant… and the crazy leads don’t make it any easier for police.  She was sold to the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia).  An adult film producer claims his colleague kidnapped her for producing a snuff film.  The police finally get their first good lead - they knock on the suspect’s door and open up a can of worms. Why is his dog frozen? What are all the videotapes? How many victims does he really have? *Please listen to Part 1 first (#61)
A Japanese Hostess Club - purchase a table by the hour - female hostesses will come and sit with you the entire time. They pour your drinks, light your cigarette, flirt with you, and stroke your ego.  There’s an unspoken law that all the flirting - was nothing but a fantasy.  But when a British Airways flight attendant disappears while working at a hostess club - a question arises…  Was her abduction someone’s fantasy? 
You look out your window - the landlord has dug up another large hole in the backyard… they’re always doing strange gardening projects late at night. You walk into the kitchen - there’s that smell again… the landlord says it’s new fertilizer but the smell is distinct. There are usually 8 tenants but once in a while, one will disappear without notice… what really is going on in this house?
Did you know pigs will eat anything? The Pickton Pig Farm - was isolated, private, had its own slaughterhouse equipped with commercial freezers, and hundreds of very hungry pigs.  The farm was well known by locals for many things - mainly the smell that radiated from it… but soon it would be known by the whole world.  For where 49 women get murdered…  
A massive 3 story sanatorium in the isolated woods of Washington. The whispers about what goes on in there - I heard she buries another patient every single day. If you walk past it the scary doctor might snatch you, lock you in a room, and starve you to death.  Sounds like campfire scary stories? But what if it’s not. What if this is one of America’s worst female serial killers? 
A family begged their community to help find their missing 16 year old daughter. #FindBecky started trending on social media. Nobody was prepared to find out that -  A 16 year old schoolgirl had been brutally murdered in her own room, decapitated, dismembered, and placed into suitcases.  Not long after 6 people were arrested - 2 of them family members.  
Ellen could hear her 8-year-old daughter splashing around in the bath with her barbies. Thankfully her son was fast asleep - another long exhausting day as a single mom.  But what if things didn’t have to be this way? Ellen calmly walked over to the bathroom, plugged in her hairdryer… and threw it in the bathtub where Stacy was playing... Plop.
The Richardson family was found viciously murdered in the middle of the night… The police are gathering clues when they realize that a family member is missing. The 12-year-old daughter… where is she? Has she been abducted? Did she escape? Was she killed? Is her body somewhere else? Time is ticking...
She was driven off the main road where she was assaulted, disemboweled, and left for dead.  Against all odds, she managed to survive this attack. But that was just the beginning of a diabolical crime...
She was held captive for 24 years in the secret basement of the house that she grew up in. During her captivity she gave birth to 7 children - all in the dark with nothing but a pack of diapers and a pair of scissors.  For 24 years there were two families residing in one house.  The “family above” lived a normal life. Celebrating holidays. Taking pictures.  The “family below” lived a life with no sunlight, mold on the walls, and torment beyond imagine. 
Who would ever suspect a sweet little grandma with the best-baked goods in town of having a sinister past? She was a doting grandmother, wife, daughter, and a “domestic goddess.” But once in a while, she would add a special ingredient to her baked goods resulting in the death of her loved ones. After 11 funerals - nobody suspected the grieving grandma.  Do you trust your grandma?
Two friends go fishing - instead of fish they catch: BDSM leather masks, ropes, handcuffs, knives, and bondage equipment. Could this be the aftermath of a really crazy party? OR was it something more sinister? A case filled with intimate text messages between the killer and victim, bloodlust, and a raging psychopath. 
The press claimed she had a “perfect score” on the Psychopath Test - making her the most psychopathic woman in South Korea.  Why did all her loved ones go blind? Why did all her husbands end up dead? And why did she try to burn down an entire hospital? How much is too much coincidence? 
5 men board 5 different Tokyo subway trains at the same time. Each of them are carrying plastic bags filled with poison. At exactly 8 AM - peak rush hour - they will release the poison to thousands of passengers who are stuck in the trains breathing in the lethal gas. 
They met in High School and became popular and inseparable. One of them was even voted “Miss Irresistible.”  Best friends forever & ever they said - but when four of them are found brutally murdered you have to wonder if someone close to them was involved… Secrets between friends are sometimes the darkest ones. One of them is a Pretty Little Liar. 
The CandyMan and his 2 assistant killers are ramping up their serial murders... 29 boys go missing from the same small town. Where are the police?And who finally takes down Willy Wonka?It all ends with one last party. 
The “CandyMan” is what all the little boys called him. He was a candy factory owner who passed out free candy to all the kids. In the same small town of Houston Heights 29 boys go missing in the span of a few years… At a time where it felt like nobody could be trusted - the CandyMan seemed like a wholesome adult figure. But you know where this story goes.
A cult in Korea heard the saying “eat the rich” and they decided to do just that. Literally. They turned their victims into side dishes for their Korean BBQ. Is this about the ever-growing wealth gap or are they just a sinister cult looking for blood? Source Notes: rottenmangopodcast.com
From the outside - they’re perfect. Wealthy, educated, compassionate, veteran, with 5 children in a blended marriage.  When Kathleen is found dead at the bottom of the staircase - all of the Petersons' family secrets come to light. We have more questions than ever… IF she fell (like Michael Peterson claims) why was there blood soaking the floor & walls? Why did Michael delete personal emails right after he found out his wife died? Why do people believe an owl (the bird) killed Kathleen?  And what about the other woman in Michael’s life found at the bottom of a staircase? Source Notes: rottenmangopodcast.com
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Comments (118)

Heather Anthony Kofalt

I LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!!! 2x a week is just not enough. please get a patron so I can donate. I love how you dig deep unlike other podcast. Your not afraid to tell us the dirty details others do not. please please please do more episodes

May 12th
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Shahed Meqdadi

MS is a very difficult and scary disease, my mom suffers from it. Hope everyone suffering gets better ❤️

May 12th
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Kayla Brown

I’m pissed about this ending! I was SO HOPING that he wouldn’t be able to hang himself 😡

May 7th
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Kere Earl

wow you can really tell that 5hiscase really got to you and you really bring it to life well

May 7th
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Michael Goss

there was another weird one was blood letting if you were sick you had to much blood

Apr 27th
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Brenda Mai

i honestly think there was some truth to his confession. I think he was there to sexual assault her with a mask covering his face. During the struggle, the mask came off and since he had already made marks to her skin, he had to kill her

Apr 23rd
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Vicki Camacho

great telling of a tragedy.

Apr 22nd
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Lorraine Jones

Story was similar to the book/movie "Rosemary's Baby" from 1968.

Apr 9th
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Georgia Putz

Its drug induced psychosis... i had psychosis because of a medical condition and i behaved in a scary similar manner... it only lasted about a month and i didn’t hurt anyone to be clear... but psychosis does make you like that...

Apr 9th
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Lorraine Jones

Babushka is an old lady.

Apr 8th
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Heather Anthony Kofalt

I literally can not get enough of this podcast. I binged all episodes in 2 days. Love how the two of you are so perfect together doing this show. I never get bored. I absolutely love how you do shows about crimes in other countries that I've never heard anf really go into detail of the crime your detail is appreciated....Thank you so much for making my day at work go smoothly and you make the time fly with your amazingstories. please do more episodes a week I would pay if you had a Patrion for more content. xoxooxoxoxo

Apr 6th
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소피Sophie

This story never gets easier...good job

Mar 27th
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소피Sophie

Yay more Stephanie stories!

Mar 27th
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Vicki Camacho

Reese Witherspoon in Pretty in Pink the movie.

Feb 23rd
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Vicki Camacho

Minisode. OK, but I like the longsode. Thank you.

Feb 23rd
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burrito pablito

Nobody: Stephanié: GUILTY!

Feb 19th
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Quinton Pressley

Really good job on this one.

Feb 18th
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Vicki Camacho

I love when you do your voices and American accents. Your Southern accent kills.

Feb 18th
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Gabriel Smith

wait how many kids did rosemary have?

Feb 17th
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Vicki Camacho

Wow!

Feb 9th
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