MURDERISH

MURDERISH

MURDERISH is a true crime podcast that delves into true stories of murder, disappearances and other creepy events. Also featured on the podcast are in-depth interviews with high-profile people in the true crime community. This podcast will take you on a deep-dive journey through interesting cases, beginning the date of the crime and ending with the courtroom verdict. If you are fascinated by true crime, and all that embodies the genre, this podcast will appeal to you. Listening to this podcast doesn't make you a murderer, it just means you're murder-ish.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 47 min
Imagine one minute you’re having drinks with a family member, and the next thing you remember is waking up in a hospital bed surrounded by law enforcement officers. You’re groggy and unsure of what transpired the previous day. For one young woman, this was her reality. By the time the whole confusing ordeal was over, she would come to learn how she ended up in the hospital and that someone very close to her was behind it. As it tur...
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In the early morning hours of December 6, 1959, the Perelson family found themselves under attack. The tortured screams emitted from the family’s stately three-story home resounded through their Los Feliz neighborhood, jolting nearby residents from their slumber. What horrors had unfolded that cold December night, and what could the motive be for the bloody and horrifying event? Over 60 years later, this story continues to be told ...
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In the 1970s, a group of four teenagers set up camp in the Adirondack Mountains. Sadly, only three of them would make it out alive. A high-profile manhunt for the murderer ensued and eventually led to a trial during which stunning confessions were revealed. These confessions shocked the courtroom and a huge scandal followed, one that is still being debated by legal professionals today. The ongoing legal debate begs the question ......
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January 22, 2021 6 min
If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you
apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is
the story of the line and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation.
He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to
everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apolog...
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On May 27th, 1991, a call came in to the front desk of the Palm Springs Ramada Inn. The caller was 33-year-old Susan Schnell, a guest at the hotel. Shockingly, Schnell said that she had been sexually
assaulted and her throat had been slit. The battered woman was in critical condition but fortunately, she survived. Police quickly arrested her attacker. When investigators questioned the man about the attack on Schnell, they got much m...
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On December 28, 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers vanished from a Long Island amusement center. National headlines in the days that followed read “The Tiny Tragedy from Long Island” and “America’s little girl lost.” The ripple effects were extensive. Not only was a young child missing, but a paralyzing sense of ‘stranger danger’ also terrorized New York’s second largest county. What had become of little Katie? Was any child safe? The...
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Winning the lottery is a dream. On the surface, it seems money can buy some level of happiness and put an end to many problems. In the case we’re examining today, a lottery winner used his newfound wealth to help his community. His generosity extended not only to his family and friends but to people whom he didn't even know. When this man suddenly couldn’t be located, his family wondered where he had gone. Did he use his lotter...
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December 11, 2020 5 min
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it
might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with a shy smile and
whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her
rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about love, sex, and murder in
1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the...
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September 8, 2017 marked the last time anyone heard from 33-year-old Taylor Wright. The former police officer and current private investigator seemingly dropped off the face of the earth, but not before she sent a perplexing text message to a loved one saying she needed time away to think. Where could Taylor have gone? Was this an impulsive getaway stemming from a midlife crisis? Or, had something far more ominous transpired? Again...
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In April of 2016, Air Force veteran and hospice nurse Tricia Todd mysteriously vanished from a tranquil beachside town. The 33-year-old mother of one was vivacious, compassionate, and well-liked in her community. No one could ever imagine she would abandon her young daughter, and the notion of someone wanting to harm her was equally unfathomable. Years of secrecy obscured a daunting truth, one that wouldn’t be fully unveiled until ...
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November 13, 2020 4 min
Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The
Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm. The Bright family was thrust
into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from
abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we
walk in the footsteps of the Bright family as they battle to keep their children and fight
against ...
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The life of a celebrity is often viewed as glamorous, something that you could only dream of achieving. Walking the red carpet, rubbing elbows with A-list celebrities, and hosting lavish parties are all regular occurrences in the life of the rich and famous. This was especially true of Frank Sinatra, singer extraordinaire and mega-celebrity who was connected to a lot of powerful people. Sinatra, known as The Chairman of the Board, ...
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October 30, 2020 4 min
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment
from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor.
Between his prestigious education, years of experience, and a pleasant bedside manner,
Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be.
From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a
poisonou...
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On October 27, 1988, McLean County Coroner William Anderson had just come from the Central Catholic vs. University High School football game. Afterward, he was due to meet with members of his re-election campaign to go over strategies. Before the meeting, Anderson was volunteered by the others to get beer for the meeting. He went to the closest store, S&S Liquor Store, located at 703 N. Clinton Street in Bloomington-Normal Illi...
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In the early 1980s, a single mother was living a quiet life in Southern California. She’d wake up each day, put in hours of work at her two jobs, and then go straight home to be with her young son. Her life was quiet and uneventful, until it wasn’t. Unbeknownst to the young mother, someone was watching her. Soon, she began receiving frightening phone calls and it became clear that she had an obsessed stalker. Her simple life was tu...
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One of the most significant food recalls in modern history all came down to peanuts. In 2015, following decades of food safety violations, three major players from a large food manufacturing company were identified as being grossly neglectful in their practices. Nine American consumers lost their lives while hundreds more fell ill due to the utterly shocking food safety violations. Join me as I walk you through the case of Stewart ...
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When one young man discovered his passion for drumming, he soon began dreaming of living the rockstar lifestyle. His talent and ambition paid off and soon, he found himself in very high demand. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol, combined with an undiagnosed mental illness, turned his dream into a nightmare that ended with the brutal murder of someone very close to him. Join me as I walk you through the life and crimes of famed rock ...
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On August 25, 2013 a body was discovered in a field in Bakersfield California. A suspect emerged, and investigators worked to figure out why this person wanted the victim dead. As it turned out, the killer may have been seen on surveillance footage leaving the crime scene, but was it really the killer? This would be a source of debate in the trial that took place years after the murder. Join me as I examine a case that broke stereo...
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Billionaire Boys Club is based on the incredible true story of a group of wealthy boys
from LA in the 80’s who concoct a risky get-rich-quick plan that lures in millions of
dollars of investment. The plan falls apart when their leader, Joseph Hunt, starts a string
of kidnappings & murders in a desperate attempt to cover their losses.

Hosted by Timothy Olyphant and Tracy Patton. Listen today at

wondery.fm/murderish_BBC
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It’s February 8, 2018. A man is lying on his back in the parking lot of Wildwood Park in San Bernardino, California. He’s been shot multiple times. He’s struggling to breathe and has the look of imminent death in his eyes. He would be dead soon. Police caught up with the man’s killer and it seemed, this was just another homicide in a city previously dubbed, the “Murder Capital” of California. But, things are not always what they se...
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