Foul Play: Crime Series

Foul Play: Crime Series

Welcome to Foul Play: Crime Series, the riveting true crime podcast that takes you on a deep dive into the world's most gripping cases. Each season unravels a unique case—choose one that intrigues you and dive in.


December 6, 2023 58 mins
In this thought-provoking episode of Foul Play, hosts Gemma and Shane delve into the profound implications of the Maryland Attorney General's recent report on clergy abuse. Joined by advocate and paralegal Mary Beth and survivor Kim, the episode offers an in-depth analysis of the report's findings and its impact on the ongoing struggle of survivors.

Listeners will be drawn into a heart-rending discussion about how the report sheds l...
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In the gripping final installment of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 3 on Foul Play: Crime Series, we delve into the heart of darkness that engulfed the small town of Texarkana. This episode takes you on a chilling journey through the twisted paths and dead ends of one of history's most baffling and terrifying unsolved mysteries.

As the community reels under the shadow of a ruthless killer, we explore the intricate web of sus...
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November 22, 2023 23 mins
In this suspenseful second episode of the Foul Play: Crime Series podcast titled "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2," we delve deeper into the harrowing tale of a series of brutal attacks that terrorized the small town of Texarkana in 1946. This episode takes you through the unnerving investigation and the scant evidence that baffled authorities. As the town grapples with fear, we explore the unique challenges posed by Texark...
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November 15, 2023 20 mins
In the premiere episode of this Season on The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, we travel back to the year 1946. The small, tranquil city of Texarkana is caught in the grip of terror as a masked predator known as the Phantom Killer emerges, leaving a trail of unspeakable crimes in the moonless night. From lovers' lanes to the quiet of a home, no place is safe from the Phantom's reach. This episode takes listeners through the haunting ev...
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November 8, 2023 17 mins
Episode 2 continues the grim saga of the murderous spree that plagued the Tuscan countryside. This installment plunges into the labyrinth of the investigation's most turbulent years. We examine the pressure-cooker environment of the 1980s, where the local police's frantic search for the Monster led to several wrongful arrests that cast a long shadow of doubt over the law enforcement's competence.

The episode dissects the case of Enz...
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November 1, 2023 22 mins
In the first episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series" titled "The Monster of Florence," we unmask the horrors lurking in the idyllic Tuscan hills. The story begins on a gruesome note with the discovery of Antonio Lo Bianco and Barbara Locci, marking the onset of a series of brutal slayings between 1968 and 1985. This episode probes into the killer's calculated strikes on unsuspecting couples in secluded spots, culminating in chilling s...
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October 26, 2023 44 mins
In this special episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series," recorded live from Crimecon in Glasgow, we're excited to sit down with the formidable Jo Millington, a forensic scientist with over 25 years of experience. Jo will guide us through her incredible journey—from her early days in Scotland, specializing in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA), to working on high-profile cases in London's Forensic Science Service and her own consultancy...
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October 24, 2023 86 mins
...1 eerie corn maze...
...9 haunting figures...
...9 spine-tingling tales...
...Will YOU find your way out? This holiday season, step into a labyrinth of shadows and suspense with Shane Waters as your guide. In this chilling collaboration, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 acclaimed true crime podcasts, each offering a dark tale and a life lesson to send shivers down your spine. This is not just a special episode; it's an immersive jou...
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Who Stands to Gain? The Complex Web of Archdiocesan Bankruptcies and Sister Cathy’s Unsolved Murder. After funneling an extensive amount of resources into fighting against survivors in Maryland to preserve the statute of limitations, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has now opened a new legal front—filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Astoundingly, the archdiocese seems willing to spend millions more in legal and court fees to essentially ...
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October 18, 2023 18 mins
In this gripping episode the courtroom becomes the stage as we recount the trial and sentencing of Robert Ben Rhoades, the notorious Truck Stop Killer. The episode unravels the intense legal battle that ensued following Rhoades's arrest. From the prosecution's demand for the death penalty to the defense's attempts to downplay the atrocities, we explore the intricate details of a trial that held the rapt attention of a community see...
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October 11, 2023 20 mins
Episode 2 on the Truck Stop Killer season intensifies as we explore the depths of Robert Ben Rhoades's depravity. This episode recounts the chilling breakthrough in the case when a state trooper's routine check turned into a rescue of a chained, tortured victim from Rhoades's truck. The discovery unearthed Rhoades's horrifying double life as a long-haul trucker and a sadistic predator, with his 18-wheeler doubling as a mobile tortu...
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October 4, 2023 18 mins
In Episode 1 we delve into the grim story of Robert Ben Rhoades, whose reign of terror along the American highways during the late '70s and '80s culminated in the nightmarish transformation of his 18-wheeler into a chamber of horrors. This episode recounts the harrowing escape of his would-be victim, Shana Holts, and the subsequent complacency of law enforcement that allowed Rhoades to continue his murderous spree.

Listeners will be...
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September 20, 2023 19 mins
This is the second episode in our series on the mysterious murder of 24-year-old Phoebe Handsjuk. In the last episode, we learned about how Phoebe Handsjuk died and the conflicting theories surrounding her demise. Despite the police's conclusion that it was an accidental death caused by Phoebe's drunken state, her grandfather, Lorne Campbell, a retired police detective, believed that foul play was involved.

The medical examiner and ...
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September 13, 2023 21 mins
In the darkest recesses of the human psyche lies an insatiable curiosity for the bizarre and the unexplained… a desire to peer behind the veil of the ordinary and uncover the secrets that hide just beneath the surface.

These strange and confounding cases ignite the imagination and send shivers down the spine as we struggle to comprehend the sinister forces within our seemingly familiar world.

And those are the cases we dive into he...
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August 30, 2023 20 mins
In our previous episode, we discussed the death of Mary Cecilia Rogers, famously known as The Beautiful Cigar Girl, in 1841. In this episode, we will delve deeper into the investigation of her death, the various theories surrounding it, and the haunting legacy of her story.

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August 23, 2023 24 mins
In the shadowy corners of human creativity, where imagination and reality intersect, the mysterious figure of the muse has long been a guiding force. Some artists find inspiration in fleeting glimpses of beauty, while others find it in the depths of darkness and despair. For renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe, a master of the macabre, it was the tragic tale of the Beautiful Cigar Girl that sparked a fire within his haunted soul.

New Y...
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Tinseltown shines just enough to blind you from the horrors that go on behind the curtains. This is episode 2 in our series on the murder of Thelma Todd, a celebrated comedic actress, and businesswoman who was found dead in a car in her lover's garage.

‌Could it have been Jewel Carmen, the lover's wife, who learned about his affair? Or could it have been the lover himself, Roland West? Or… could it have been suicide?

‌We dive deepe...
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The 1920s and 1930s were the golden age of Hollywood, a time of glitz and glamour, where movie stars were treated like royalty. But amidst all the glitter and fame, there was a dark side to the movie industry, a side that often saw stars fall from grace and suffer tragic ends.

Thelma Todd was a shining star of the silver screen, known for her comedic chops and stunning beauty. She was the epitome of the old Hollywood glamour, but h...
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July 19, 2023 18 mins
This is episode 3 of the Hall-Mills Murder story. Be sure to listen to episodes 1 and 2, where we learn about Edward Wheeler Hall and Eleanor Mills and uncover deeper details of their love affair and families. As the clock struck 12, the imposing figures of the officers could be seen marching towards the door of Frances Hall's secluded mansion. Tension filled the air as they prepared to place the most powerful woman in town under ...
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July 12, 2023 20 mins
This is episode 2 of the Hall-Mills Murder tragedy. Be sure to listen to episode 1, where we learn about the victims, Edward Wheeler Hall and his lover, Eleanor Mills. The Hall-Mills murder mystery of the 1920s is a tale of scandal, tragedy, and intrigue that has captivated the public for decades. On a fateful September night in 1922, two innocent bystanders stumbled upon a gruesome scene while on a romantic stroll down a secluded...
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