Chasing Evil

Chasing Evil

A compelling true crime podcast featuring never-before-heard moments of real crimes told by the survivors and those who were called in to chase - and ultimately stop - evil. Host and creator, Emmy award-winning film and television producer Christopher Godsick, goes behind the scenes to share the untold stories of criminal cases including the infamous fraudster Bernie Madoff, notorious drug lord El Chapo, the recovery of missing children and much more.


March 22, 2023 78 mins
Andre Sterling was wanted for Armed Assault with Intent to Murder after shooting a MA State Trooper in Cape Cod. A manhunt ensued, and the Marshals tracked Sterling to a tiny apartment in the Bronx. What followed was a dramatic shootout. One Deputy was shot five times. Join us for this candid and emotional story told by the Deputy Marshals who were there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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A man enters a convenience store and is suddenly shot by someone making a purchase inside. Ride along in real time with the U.S. Marshals as Huntsville, Alabama deputies pursue the shooter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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March 1, 2023 57 mins
On this episode, we delve into the mysterious disappearance of Brian Keith Freeman, a man who murdered his estranged fiancée and then vanished without a trace. We'll explore the circumstances surrounding Freeman's disappearance and the conflicting evidence that has offered more questions than answers. Did Freeman take his own life in a remote wooded area, or did he flee justice and go on the run? Join us as we explore this open cas...
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February 22, 2023 82 mins
The fatal shootings during an eleven-day standoff at Ruby Ridge have always been controversial. With any controversy, it's important to hear a variety of perspectives. For the first time in thirty years, Deputy Marshals Art Roderick and Larry Cooper discuss the incident in great detail, including the deaths of Deputy Marshal Bill Deegan and Sammy Weaver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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It’s one of the world’s most exclusive airlines. Convicts only. Welcome to Con Air. Transporting criminals in a closed and confined space is dangerous. There are a unique set of challenges to prevent the plane from descending into chaos and violence. Unlike the movie starring Nicolas Cage, there are no steel cages or shackles on the seats. An incident can kick off anytime. On the other hand, many inmates find themselves rubbing elb...
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Growing up a sharecropper's son in the segregated South, Louie McKinney joined the U.S. Marshals Service and rose through the ranks to become the agency's first Black Director. Louie has done it all and seen it all. In this episode, we'll discuss some of the more infamous characters to have crossed his path. Among them, Frank Lucas, John Hinckley Jr. and Joe "the Animal" Barboza. Along the way, Louie was almost an unwitting accompl...
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Whitey Bulger was one of the most infamous names in American crime history. Racketeering, murder, armed robbery and extortion were just a few of his crimes. Acting on a tip from a compromised FBI agent, Bulger went on the run and was able to evade capture for sixteen years. That is until… our guest today, Neil Sullivan, a deputy U.S. Marshal, joined the FBI’s Bulger Fugitive Task Force. With a two million dollar reward on his head,...
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January 25, 2023 62 mins
Jacob Scott was placed on the U.S. Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted list. Scott, who fled days before he was supposed to plead guilty to 14 counts of child sex abuse in July 2018, was accused of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter, ultimately impregnating her. Shortly after, there were signs of a suicide: a gun, a note and some blood drops in a dinghy found in the Gulf of Mexico. Eighteen months later, he was in custody. He...
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January 18, 2023 72 mins
This is the most honest, funny and powerful episode yet. Join three female Deputy Marshals as they recount stories from the beginning of their careers in the Wild West of court houses, more commonly known as DC Superior Court. They've been jumped, punched, bitten and, while out on a warrant, one was even set on fire. None of this slowed them down. It's just another day at the office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc...
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Join us as we recount the high-stakes manhunt for Eric Frein, who fled into the Pocono mountains after killing a Pennsylvania State Police Corporal and critically wounding a Trooper - all in an attempt to ignite a revolution. For 48 days, law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Marshals' Special Operations Group scoured the mountainous terrain in search of Frein. Tune in to hear the inside story of the relentless pursuit and ca...
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January 4, 2023 68 mins
As parents there’s nothing we fear more than child predators. What makes them tick? How do they choose a victim? Today we sit down with one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, forensic psychologist Dr. Michael Bourke. He has interviewed or evaluated over 1,000 sex offenders over three decades. Prepare to be educated. Dr. Bourke’s insights will help keep you and your children safe and able to recognize subtle red flags. ...
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December 21, 2022 38 mins
Lilly Schmidt is beautiful, mysterious and deadly. Facing a long jail term, Lilly hires a mafia hitman to kill two federal agents in the hope that her other charges will fade away. Things don't go according to plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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December 14, 2022 64 mins
Bobby Joe Claybrook, Jr. is wanted for attempted murder. When his pursuers approach the house, Bobby Joe fires through the window before they can reach the door. Hear two members of the Marshals' Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force tell their story of survival and perseverance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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December 7, 2022 43 mins
A sexual predator with prior convictions holds a woman hostage in a small box for four months. How do we as a society determine a person's likelihood to reoffend? On what grounds? In this episode, the protocol for measuring the probability of future crimes is examined, along with the severe cost of getting it wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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November 28, 2022 71 mins
Sue is groomed from ages 12 to 16. With a home life that is intolerable, she runs away with the man she thinks she loves. Hear Sue herself bravely recount her harrowing story of abuse, imprisonment, sexual assault - and finally - her rescue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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November 28, 2022 57 mins
When the house of Madoff fell, there were innumerable restitutions owed to his victims. This is the story of Bernie and Ruth’s asset forfeiture within the Madoff Penthouse, where everything was up for auction - from a Steinway piano to Bernie's underwear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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November 27, 2022 70 mins
Law enforcement is unaware of “Dave's” capacity for violence. With no sign of “Sue”, they begin the heartbreaking search for her body. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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