Tenfold More Wicked

Tenfold More Wicked

Tenfold More Wicked takes listeners on a gruesome trip through history with chilling campfire stories of true crime. It's a unique blend of narrative nonfiction storytelling and investigative journalism. Host Kate Winkler Dawson takes a deep dive into the lives of victims...and killers. And how they made history. Now in its tenth season, "Entitled" is a historical true crime story that meets a political scandal in the colony of Virginia, ten years before the Revolutionary War. “Entitled” is about the deaths of three men in the 18th century, how they changed history and about protecting the wealthy and the powerful. Also featured: Wicked Words: a weekly true crime chat show hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson Host Kate Winkler Dawson interviews a journalist, writer or other professional about their best true crime cases. Explore the story behind some of history's most infamous cases. Past interviews include the filmmaker who investigated the Long Island serial killer, the forensic psychologist who spent years exploring the mind of BTK killer Dennis Rader, the author who makes a compelling case for the owl theory behind Kathleen Peterson’s death and the author who later realized their beloved childhood babysitter was a serial killer. Tenfold More Wicked and Wicked Words are part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including historic true crime, comedic interviews and news, science, pop culture and more. Podcasts on the network include Buried Bones with Kate Winkler Dawson and Paul Holes, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, This Podcast Will Kill You, Bananas and more.

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February 26, 2024 42 mins
One morning in June, John Chiswell visits a favorite tavern, only to be confronted by a drunk, abusive merchant. At least that was Chiswell’s version of events. So he picked up a sharp sword…and nothing good can come of that.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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John Chiswell’s powerful son-in-law, John Robinson is gravely sick. Robinson is Chiswell’s most important business partners. They’re both keeping secrets and, if Robinson dies, Chiswell’s secret will be uncovered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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February 12, 2024 43 mins
Colonel John Chiswell is one of Colonial Williamsburg’s most respected men. He married into a famous family and his daughter married one of the most powerful people in Virginia. But Chiswell’s life was a house of cards…and by 1766, it was teetering.    Written, researched and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson  Producer Jason Wehling   Senior Producer Alexis Amorosi  Consulting Producer Kyle Ryan  Researcher Nicole Brown  Sound Designer...
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“Entitled” is the tenth season of Tenfold More Wicked. It’s a historical true crime story that meets a political scandal in the colony of Virginia, ten years before the Revolutionary War. “Entitled” is about the deaths of three men in the 18th century, how they changed history and about protecting the wealthy and the powerful.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This episode isn’t about a typical true crime story. There’s no murder, but there doesn’t need to be to make it a wild story. This is about manipulation, tragedy…and obsession. Lots of obsession. Author Michael Finkel documented all of it in his book: The Art Thief.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldmorewicked.com   Follow me on...
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One of my most favorite blogs is one called Murder by Gaslight. It focuses on historical true crime. The writer behind it is Robert Wilhelm and he’s also a nonfiction author. He tells us the story of Pearl Bryan from his book, So Far From Home. Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldmorewicked.com   Follow me on social: @tenfoldmore (T...
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A writer’s stepfather is a researcher in a prison when he meets a prisoner---and they’ll change each other’s lives forever. This is a tragic true crime tale about regret…lots of regret. Could one decision have saved the life of a police officer? Author Lisa Belkin tells us her very personal story from her book: Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night. Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you h...
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January 8, 2024 44 mins
In the late ‘60s, a serial killer stalked women in New England. His name was Tony Costa. He was unusual because he spent a lot of time drawing in his victims. We’ve heard this story from a woman who Costa babysat, but this is a different account. Journalist Casey Sherman tells the story from his book, Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod. Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for histori...
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I’ve been fascinated with the story of Jesse Pomeroy in 1870s Boston. He’s the boy who murdered kids for quite a while before he was caught. What does this story tell us about crime today? Author Roseanne Montillo talks about her book, The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could us...
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By now, most of you know the story of the Delphi murders. Actually, this wasn’t a case that I had kept up with. So that’s why this episode is interesting for me. My guest is Nic Edwards—he’s the host of the True Crime Garage podcast. He’s also an author. Nic wrote a book about the murders of Libby and Abby in 2017 called The Delphi Murders: The Quest To Find ‘The Man On The Bridge.’ He told me a lot of things about the case that I ...
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December 11, 2023 49 mins
I love 1920s Hollywood…it was full of glitz, glamour, controversy and murder. William J. Mann’s wonderful book: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood details the story of a mysterious, unsolved murder of film director William Desmond Taylor. Did Mann solve Taylor’s murder, 100 years later? Maybe.  Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some att...
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Most of us know this, but women are just as capable of killing as men are. Yet most true crime stories cover men killing women, which makes sense, considering the statistics. Author Jennifer Wright wrote a book called She Kills Me. She did research on dozens of stories, where women are the killers. And now she tells us why.  Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some atte...
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Most of us know the story about serial killer John Wayne Gacy. I frankly don’t want to know more about Gacy. But I do want to hear about his victims. So I had a great discussion with author David Nelson, who focuses on the boys who were Gacy’s victims in his book, Boys Enter the House: The Victims of John Wayne Gacy and the Lives They Left Behind.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes...
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In February of 1992, a 22 year old walked into a police station in Florida and confessed that he’d shot and killed his parents. He claimed that he had been possessed by the devil. He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and ruled “not criminally responsible” for the murders on grounds of insanity. But after the trial, where do the "criminally insane” end up? Nonfiction author and psychoanalyst Mikita Brottman unravels the st...
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What would it be like to interview a serial killer? New York Times best-selling author Jillian Lauren knows. Her haunting account of confronting Samuel Little is detailed in her book Behold the Monster. In our chat, Jillian explains how she convinced Little to tell her where one unknown victim was buried.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: i...
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Best-selling author Bryan Burrough returns to his small-town Texas roots in the podcast, by Texas Monthly, called “Stephenville.” This season he explores a murder case that went cold for nearly two decades. To tell this amazing story, Bryan is armed with the newly discovered diary of the killer himself.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: inf...
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The story of one of America’s youngest death row inmates is tragic and complicated. How did a young woman in 1980s Indiana end up in prison? Alex Mar unfolds her incredible book, Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy. It’s a journey about racism, anger, and forgiveness.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldmorewicke...
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Maurice Chammah hosts a podcast called “Smoke Screen: Just Say You’re Sorry.” It tells the story of a brutal murder of a woman who was disparaged by the police to secure a suspect. And that's just the beginning of the questionable techniques used by investigators, as well as the Texas Rangers.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldm...
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One of the most incredible stories in true crime is the tale of Arthur Conan Doyle and how he helped free a man…who was innocent of murder. Author Margalit Fox offers us a deep dive into the characters in her book, Conan Doyle for the Defense.   Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldmorewicked.com   Follow me on social: @tenfoldmore (...
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October 9, 2023 46 mins
You can’t beat a story about an eighteenth-century mutiny and survival and then conflicting accounts. Author David Grann has written about the epic, harrowing saga of a ship and its crew in a book called The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder.  Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical crimes that could use some attention, email me: info@tenfoldmorewicked.com   Follow me on social: @ten...
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