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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

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From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery.fm/MITW
In 2017, twenty-nine-year-old Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps appeared to have her whole life ahead of her. The newlywed lived in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Matthew Phelps, where she taught Sunday school, owned her own business, and was busy mapping out her future. Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterFleslit - She A Goofy The Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast:BetterHelp: If you’ve been wanting to talk you can get started right now, go to betterhelp.com/MADNESS listeners get 10% off your first month!THIRD LOVE: Go to THIRDLOVE.com/MADNESS now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!Research & Writing:Christine Penhale https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ Featured Podcasts: Real Life Real Crime https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/woody-overton/real-life-real-crime M.C.R.O. Radio https://open.spotify.com/show/2pVd76WNM2kbtTTQZaK8Da Looking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodWebsite - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
On August 2nd, 1980, eighteen-year-old Candace “Candi” Rough Surface vanished while out for the evening in Mobridge, South Dakota. Nine months passed before the young mother was found.  Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterThe Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Check us out on Sticher Premium!You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code WONDERY. Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast:BetterHelp: If you’ve been wanting to talk you can get started right now, go to betterhelp.com/MADNESS Simply fill out the questionnaire and get matched with a counsellor you’ll loveDaily Harvest: Go to www.daily-harvest.com and use promo code MADNESS to get three cups FREE in your first box!Purple: Right now our listeners will get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress! That’s in addition to the great free gifts they’re offering site-wide. Just text MADNESS to 84-888. Message and data rates may apply.Research & Writing:Christine Penhale  https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ Special ThanksHomer and ClaraFeatured Podcasts: Writing About Crime  https://winingaboutcrime.podbean.com/  Murderish  https://www.spreaker.com/show/murderish_2 Looking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodWebsite - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years.This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/TSND
Episode 49 - Ardeth Wood

Episode 49 - Ardeth Wood

2019-05-1500:45:027

On a hot, humid afternoon in August 2003, Ardeth Wood borrowed her brother’s bike and ventured out along the wooded bicycle trails in Ottawa, Ontario. Ardeth was enjoying time with her family, unwinding, and reconnecting with her friends back home while on a two-week break from the Philosophy PhD program at the University of Waterloo.  Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterThe Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Check us out on Sticher Premium!You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code WONDERY. Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Research & Writing:Christine Penhale https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ Special ThanksSophie HFeatured Podcasts: Murder And Such https://murder.ly/murder-and-such Dark Poutine https://darkpoutine.comLooking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodWebsite - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
Episode 48 - Taylor Powell

Episode 48 - Taylor Powell

2019-04-2801:37:115

On the evening of March 21st, 2010 in University Place, Washington, a mother named Kathy Powell was in the middle of preparing Sunday dinner when she suddenly got a phone call. The caller ID showed that it was coming from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department in Crescent City California.  Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterThe Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Special Thanks to:Kathy Powell & The Powell Family Dr. Frank MillerKaren PowellFord WelchSophie HargestMaggy JamesTae DavisTimothy StrattonAshley BlackAna VidalDaniel BrewerMike BrowneJustin RimmelKaren WikiamCheck us out on Sticher Premium!You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code WONDERY. Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast:BetterHelp: If you’ve been wanting to talk you can get started right now, go to betterhelp.com/MADNESS Simply fill out the questionnaire and get matched with a counsellor you’ll loveDaily Harvest: Go to www.daily-harvest.com and use promo code MADNESS to get three cups FREE in your first box!Purple: Right now our listeners will get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress! That’s in addition to the great free gifts they’re offering site-wide. Just text MADNESS to 84-888. Message and data rates may apply.Featured Podcasts:Coast To Ghost https://www.spreaker.com/show/coast-to-ghost Case Closed https://us.macmillan.com/podcasts/podcast/case-closed/ Looking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodSocial Media:Website - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
Please join us as we take a look into the sudden disappearance of Aaron Pajich Sweetman. A kind and trusting 18-year-old young man who was known to be in daily communication with his family. An unsuspecting victim who unknowingly walked through the gates of hell, into a trap that had been created for him by two women from different countries. One whom he trusted.Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterThe Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Special Thanks to:Sharon PajichTim Watson-Munro http://timwatsonmunro.com.au/Dancing with Demons, my memoir. (Pan Macmillan Australia, June 2017).For further information visit: http://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760552664/A Shrink in the Clink. (Pan Macmillan Australia. Publication Date: 31 July 2018).For further information visit: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760558222/Voices of Jemma & Trudi:Lauren BSusie Q.Check us out on Sticher Premium!You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code WONDERY. Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast:BetterHelp: If you’ve been wanting to talk you can get started right now, go to betterhelp.com/MADNESS Simply fill out the questionnaire and get matched with a counselor you’ll loveDaily Harvest: Go to www.daily-harvest.com and use promo code MADNESS to get three cups FREE in your first box!Purple: Right now our listeners will get a FREE Purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress! That’s in addition to the great free gifts they’re offering site-wide. Just text MADNESS to 84-888. Message and data rates may apply.Featured Podcasts: One Eye Open https://oneeyeopen.podbean.com/  Dumb & Busted https://soundcloud.com/user-347681993  Looking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodWebsite - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
A seemingly-perfect marriage, a nasty divorce, and then...a murder. The first season of Over My Dead Body, "Tally" is available to binge now. Subscribe to listen at wondery.fm/madness
PART #2 of 2 - Join us, as we take a look into the investigation of Shannon Madill’s sudden disappearance, and how her family agonized for seven long months as they tried to find her. You’ll hear about the intense searches law enforcement conducted in hopes of finding Shannon, along with the various avenue’s they pursued, all the while, keeping a close eye on one particular suspect.   Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterThe Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Special Thanks to:Erin MadillTyler MadillDave MadillLisa MadillNancy HixtCheck us out on Sticher Premium!You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code WONDERY. Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast:AMC Networks’ SHUDDER: SHUDDER is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of all degrees with the best selection of horror and thrillers. Shudder’s irrepressible and thriving community revels in all things provocative, evocative, and dangerous.BetterHelp: If you’ve been wanting to talk you can get started right now, go to betterhelp.com/MADNESS Simply fill out the questionnaire and get matched with a counselor you’ll love. Listeners get 10% off your first month.Featured Podcasts: Mind Of A Mass Murderer https://media.zencast.fm/mind-of-a-mass-murderer   Crime Beat https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/398/crime-beat/    Looking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodSocial Media:Website - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
PART #1 of 2 - For Lisa and Dave Madill, December 1st, 2014 marked the beginning of a never-ending nightmare. Their 25-year-old daughter was missing. Shannon who was the youngest of their four children had failed to show up for a planned outing with her older brother Brett, which was unusual…but not completely out of character for her. Music Credits:The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan FosterThe Funkoars – Feel The MadnessUsed with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/Special Thanks to:Erin MadillTyler MadillDave MadillLisa MadillWendy K. Winer, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFAThe Center for Endometriosis Care | Kenny Sinervo, MD FRCSC, LLChttp://www.centerforendo.comCheck us out on Sticher Premium!You can now listen to new episodes of the show, completely ad-free, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code WONDERY. Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.Please check out this episodes sponsors and help support our podcast:AMC Networks’ SHUDDER: SHUDDER is a premium streaming video service, super-serving fans of all degrees with the best selection of horror and thrillers. Shudder’s irrepressible and thriving community revels in all things provocative, evocative, and dangerous.BetterHelp: If you’ve been wanting to talk you can get started right now. For 10% off your first month go to betterhelp.com/MADNESS Simply fill out the questionnaire and get matched with a counsellor you’ll love.Audio Book:One's Aspect to the SunSherry D. Ramsey (Author), Shannon Burgess (Narrator), Tyche Books Ltd. (Publisher)https://www.amazon.ca/Ones-Aspect-to-the-Sun/dp/B072HRDKDSTravel Guide:Calgary Stampedehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av58qgOPKwg#action=share Featured Podcasts:AnxZenity https://anxzenity.podbean.com/All Crime No Cattle https://murder.ly/all-crime-no-cattleLooking for extra content?If you would like to support the show and get some extra perks including extra content, including early release/ad-free episodes, Go to: https://www.patreon.com/MadnessPodSocial Media:Website - https://mindsofmadnesspodcast.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themindsofmadness/Twitter - @MadnessPodInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/themindsofmadness/Don't forget to Subscribe, Like, Review, and Share. Please help listeners find this show more easily, by taking the time to review on iTunes. Thank you
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Johnn Dubya

that 911 operator was a cunt

Jun 13th
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Jessica Mill

oh my goodness. In my state and close to home..how scary

Jun 12th
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Amie Webster

Oof. That pronunciation of Appalachian hurts.

Jun 11th
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Maggie Hare

so I take coricidin on a regular basis. I have a kidney disease, and it's one of the few cough, cold, and flu meds that are safe for kidney patients. The worst side effect I've ever had is falling asleep at the cinema after taking it...

Jun 11th
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William Lundeen

Matthew Allen Sexton from Dallas Oregon, in 1997 or 1998 shot both of his parents to death. He was 16, with a younger brother tried to dispose of their bodies. May be a good one for this pod

Jun 10th
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William Lundeen

William Lundeen BTW love the pod

Jun 10th
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Jack Napier

this episode is horrible

Jun 7th
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Casey Gartner

I can't get jiggy with this music

Jun 7th
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Dwaipayan Ghosh

18:30 wouldn't that be 3 years 'before' the disappearance?

Jun 1st
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Shane Marten

No question.... I'd have done the same.

May 30th
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Logan

Everything about this case stinks. I can tell you all with 100% certainty that this man did not make a mil a year "gambling." Most likely he was buying guns in the states and selling them across the border. Las Vegas is a major hub for coke and meth import and distribution from south america. It is common in that world to do deals during and around major events in order to blend in with the crowd. l would be willing to bet the weapons he had were just the most recent haul that he had amassed for sale. photos of the room show the weapons laid out as if for sale, not ready to be deployed. A man with firearm experience would not have brought so many. He would have brought a few reliable systems that he was familiar with and much more ammunition. I also find it strange how "matter-of-fact" the authorities are about what happened considering the lack of evidence. Im rambling now but anyone who has exp in that world will know that gambling is a prime way to wash dirty money, another reason why Vegas is part of the drug highway... too many questions here for just a guy that "snapped."

May 17th
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Maggie Hare

No true Wiccan would be caught dead on a website for satan.

May 14th
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Maggie Hare

I am really confused at the music selection in this episode. Such happy, upbeat choices for solemn moments. Still love the podcast, but found it a bit offputting.

May 14th
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Jessica Mill

Best podcast, i couldn't put it down. your voice is so easy and nice to listen to.

May 12th
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Luke Murphy

it's a good podcast. But my God! can the narrator speed up his speech pattern a bit!? he's like the Canadian Dr. Phil for Christ sake.

May 9th
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jessica burkhardt

I am loving this podcast!! I was so heartbroken when sword and scale semi-ended,which was the all time best podcast that I’ve heard 😔. I am happy to have finally found after much looking something somewhat similar. Keep up the good work👏

May 8th
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Jessica Girl

jessica burkhardt S and S is Garbage. Try Casefile, especially Case 53, I really enjoyed it

Jun 4th
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Scoutk Bartholomew

it's so heart breaking to hear that little girl talking to the 911 operator. When she said she just wanted her blanket and pillow, I just locked up. I just thought about my little girl.

May 5th
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Sam Alberts

The ending was beautiful.

May 1st
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Loula Evangelides

Dont know why its sped up spoils the story

Apr 30th
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Loula Evangelides

Dont know why its sped up spoils the story

Apr 30th
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Tim Donovan

I live in Perth and Jemma's dad was on TV a couple of weeks ago saying she would never murder anyone and she has nothing to do with the crime. Delusional. They are scum.

Apr 29th
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