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True Crime Couple

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We are a couple out of the New York City area that has always had a fascination with not just true crime but human nature in general. What drives a criminal to commit a crime? What makes a person's crimes escalate? Is evil something one is born with or does it manifest over time? On this bi-weekly podcast we want to discuss some of the crimes we have discussed for years. We hope you enjoy!
92 Episodes
In the Fall of September 1979 Southern California had three active serial killers and an additional two that had been apprehended that year. This is why, when a fourth is announced to the public, panic swept Orange County. They called him the Bedroom Basher. He prayed on young women who were alone in their first floor apartment buildings. He would use a blunt weapon to render them unconscious and then sexually assault them. On September 30th, he walked through the front door of Dianna D’Aiello’s apartment, little did he know it would be this case, that would be his undoing.  For 27 additional episodes join our Patreon: Sources: Source 3 ( Source 4 (
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.   Listen today at
In today’s episode, we are celebrating Christmas in June as we travel back to the Christmas of 1990 where the extended Tiede family had a beautiful wood cabin in the secluded back country of Summit County Utah. The family usually gathered at this location throughout the summer months but they made a point to always visit the location around Christmas time.  But this year, as the members of the close knit family make their way towards the cabin that is only accessible by snowmobile, they find that two men have been waiting for them to arrive. What the Tiede family thought was going to be their Christmas vacation turned quickly into a fight for survival. Sources:
A 24 year old Belgian backpacker placed an ad online for a job to extend her work visa in Australia. Unfortunately, the man that answered her ad had been planning on kidnapping a young woman and keeping her as a sex slave on his hobby farm. However, he got more than he bargained for with Davine Arckens.  Sponsors: Best Fiends Sources:
We want to tell you about a new podcast: Obsessed with: Disappeared Join hosts Patrick and Ellyn as they recap episodes of the true crime show, ID's Disappeared! Episodes 1 and 2 are out now where you get your podcasts with new episodes being released every Thursday.  While you’re listening, be sure to search for and subscribe to Obsessed with: Disappeared in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or whatever your favorite podcast app is!
Warning: graphic detail of sexual assault and murder Stoco Lake lies within the Lake Ontario drainage basin in the municipality of Tweed in Hastings County Ontario. The calm, three and half mile lake has one bay tucked away in its northwest corner. This area is known as the settlement of Cosy Cove. It is a charming section of Tweed that hugs around the lake with it’s dirt roads and beautiful bungalows. The families that call Cosy Cove home are all close. They are there for each other and welcoming to new members of their community. They have block parties and BBQs in the Summer and holiday get togethers in the Winter. It is truly the ideal place to call home. But the peace on the lake was shattered in the Summer of 2009 when the community learned that there was a man breaking into homes and sexually assaulting females. And it seemed like he was only escalating. Sources: Confessions:
In today's case we will cover the devastating destruction brought on the community of Emerson Heights in Indianapolis by one family for over just four decades. Every neighborhood has one, the family with the bad reputation. But how would you feel if the one in your town wore their prison sentences like badges of honor or, if they got away with murder? Sources: Source 1 ( Source 2 ( Source 3 ( Source 4 ( Special thanks to Mike Sellas for helping us set the scene!
In today's episode we will get deep into the world of a religious cult and the lengths the narcissistic leader will go to to maintain his dominance and pursuance of an ever growing religious movement.  Sponsors: Code: TCC to get $10 off Best Fiends Sources:
In today’s case we cover the disappearance of Michael 'Bradyn' Fuksa. The 22 year old beloved son and friend seemingly walked out of his life in the Summer of 2009. Was he keeping a secret or was he in danger? The mystery, although solved 6 six years and over 730 miles away from his hometown, still leaves us with many questions. Sources: Sponsors: Invisawear- to get $10 off your first purchase. Discount is applied automatically at checkout. Best Fiends
In today's episode we cover a callus criminal who is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in 1970s England. In part two of our two part series we present to you the 55 hours of hell the escaped Billy Hughes put the Moran/Minton family through.   Sources: Title: The Pottery Cottage Murders: The first-hand account of a family held hostage Author(s): Carol Ann Lee, Peter Howse ISBN: 1-4721-4393-0 / 978-1-4721-4393-8 (UK edition) (
In today's episode we cover a callus criminal who is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in 1970s England. In part one of our two part series we give you the backstory of Billy Hughes as well as three of his horrendous crimes.   Sources: Title: The Pottery Cottage Murders: The first-hand account of a family held hostage Author(s): Carol Ann Lee, Peter Howse ISBN: 1-4721-4393-0 / 978-1-4721-4393-8 (UK edition) Sponsors: CODE: TCC CODE: TCC
The episode we have for you today is a case of survival. A young mother whose will to live is stronger than that of her attacker. Sources:
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life.  He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer. Subscribe today:
1 in every 10,000 children reported missing is not found alive. In the cases where the children are murdered 74% of them are females and 74% of them were murdered within the first three hours of the abduction. Everything we just told you is so scary but is an unfortunate reality in our society. However, there are things you can do to protect your children, tell them to travel and hang out in groups, and to be safe, play close to the house, or even go as far as keeping them inside the house. But what if you do all of those things. What if your beautiful 12 year old daughter is with her friends, what if she is sleeping in her bedroom. She should be safe right? What kind of maniac would abduct a girl from her bedroom in the middle of a sleepover with her two friends?
Introducing Verified

Introducing Verified


Hey guys we wanted to present something really special to you in between our regularly scheduled episodes.   We’re excited to bring you a special clip from Verified, a new true crime podcast from Stitcher. Verified tells the story of a group of fearless women from around the world who band together with a team of Italian reporters to bring a policeman turned sexual predator to justice.   Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives. Season 1 of Verified is out NOW - listen and subscribe wherever you find your podcasts. If you want to listen to the full season of Verified now, without ads, sign up for Stitcher Premium at ( . Use promo code WITNESS for 1 month free. Subscribe to Verified in Stitcher or wherever you listen
The Crawford family murder was the 1970 killing of pregnant mother Therese Crawford and her three children: Kathryn, 13, James, 8, and Karen, 6. The family car was located at the bottom of a cliff  in Australia on 2 July 1970. The bodies of Therese and her children were still inside. But this case is not what it seems. Sources: Fogerty, G. (2011). Almost Perfect: The True Story of the Crawford Family.
Today we have a brutal case for you. We will be covering the case of one of the youngest serial killers America has ever seen. But we are not covering the case from the perspective of this killer, but from the one who got away. The killer’s third victim, that we know of, was able to survive her attack with the help of her neighbors. But that is what made her vulnerable. After she got away the killer escalated and intensified his crimes but his main goal was to take down the only woman that could identify him and he was going to stop at nothing to finish the job the second time around. Sponsors: Best Fiends Sources:
Show Description: For decades, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But behind that disguise was the real Bill Cosby – the monster who preyed on women by promising them mentorship, only to then drug and violate them. Hosted by Nicki Egan, the lead investigative journalist on this case, the series features jurors, lawyers, and over a dozen survivors telling their story together for the first time. “Chasing Cosby” is the definitive take on the rise and fall of America’s Dad. Link: (
In 1999 a notorious pimp from the Triad in Hong Kong would kidnap and torture a young mother for a month because she stole from him two years prior. This tragic story becomes known as the Hello Kitty Murders, one of the most depraved cases Hong Kong has ever seen. WARNING: This episode is extremely graphic! Sponsors: code: TCC Sources:
A group of teenagers are massacred in a nature reserve in 1973. Five people are attacked, four are murdered and one is raped. The crime scene was so gruesome and large that eight law enforcement agencies would need to get involved. They would discover that the events that took place that night were worse than they could have ever imagined.  Sources: Gitchie Girl: The Survivor's Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland: Phil Hamman, Sandy Hamman Gitchie Girl Uncovered: The True Story of a Night of Mass ... Book by Phil Hamman and Sandy Hamman
Comments (55)

Ariez Atkins

You two are great, I went back to the beginning to listen from when you two first started. Keep up the great work you two, can't wait for new episodes.

Jun 4th

Savannah Franklin

Detective John on the case! lol.

May 29th

lil john

Wow..felt bad for her losing everybody in her family..

Apr 10th

Alisha Gadsden

I haven't been listening for long, but now that I have found you two, I am listening often! Seriously, your podcast has very quickly become one of my all time favorites!💙 I cannot say enough about about how informative, respective, and well presented y'all are! Congratulations also💞💍💐🎊🎊🎊

Mar 10th


I lived in Allentown then and I remember living through this case. How awful, scary and shocking! There was another case of two brothers that were skinheads who killed their parents-The Freeman Brothers. Consider doing this case too?

Mar 1st

jamie andrews

how do we see pics from your wedding? I'm DYING to put faces to THE voices.

Jan 25th

Tiffani Howard

love the show! Hello Kitty has been in the US since 1976. just fyi.

Jan 22nd

Donna Bedette

Love your podcast. But I took offense to the comments you made about Distinys parents being neglectful for not making her come home. In the real world, you CANNOT MAKE a 15 yr old do anything! Yes as parents you're responsible for your child. However, they have rights and you as parents have little help or recourse if they misbehave.

Dec 27th

Jurgen darwin

does it matter that she knew what she was doing? This person has been abused throughout her life, without a sane upbringing. obviously she doesn't think and behave correctly. Not only have her parents failed her, so too has the system. Show me where this person this child received support, without knowing right from wrong how was she supposed to reach out for such support. I don't condone her behaviour, but I do believe she doesn't deserve what she got. She deserves support. Just consider the calm conversation she has with that first officer.

Dec 13th

Full Metal Jackalope

I really like how she told this story! And I really like how this podcast does cases that all the other podcasts haven’t done!

Dec 7th


oh god, that x-files episode still messes me up. the mother under the bed especially.

Nov 16th

Emily Tveter Wasson

Hey guys! Just found your podcast a few days ago and I've already listened to 10 episodes! Love the show! Thanks for all your hard work!

Oct 18th

jamie andrews

Congrats on tying the knot!!!! ❤❤❤👏👏👏

Oct 14th
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jamie andrews

That's a good one!!!! I like John's hypothesis, however, I think william did it, too much emotion and then none at all and 1St wife's strange death, I don't believe in coincidences. Can they really tell how fresh the 2 drops of blood were? Sad thing is, we will never know the truth and there's no justice for Diane.

Oct 8th


wow this episode was horrific 💔

Sep 4th
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Sage Dalrymple

i just cannot believe he used a spear gun. like ..gotta be a very painful way to go. the poor little girl. like couldn't even have the courtesy to make her go gently wtf

Sep 2nd
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I think you guys are great... I've been binging on your episodes. Keep up the great work!

Aug 26th
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Draakje 82

Very nice an episode with survivors. What an idiotic judge!

Aug 23rd

Monica A

Candace was not a casualty of a fad but a little girl.....

Jul 29th
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Adam Lee

have enjoyed the content, but the adds seem 2 progressively get worse episode to episode. outside of that keep up the good work.

Jul 24th
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