The Clown and the Candyman

Two serial killers, Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy, thousands of miles apart, brutally murdered over 60 teenage boys. The police said the murders were the work of these sole deranged killers, but for the first time we reveal that they were actually connected by a network of pedophiles which was partially financed by prominent members of American society. This is America’s sordid secret.

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When Missing Maura Murray first launched in July of 2015, there was no telling how popular Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna’s first podcast would become. But as you can imagine, they wanted to branch out from just covering the case of Missing Maura Murray. So in 2017 they decided to launch their second podcast: Crawlspace. Crawlspace was meant to continue their deep dives into missing persons cases, murders, robberies, and other mysteries. 

It’s important to note that Lance and Tim have incredible chemistry and that oozes out of your earbuds upon your first listen. But as appealing as Tim and Lance’s chemistry is, one of my favorite factors of Crawlspace is the variety of topics that they cover. The podcast initially launched covering the disappearance of Brianna Maitland, a teenager who went inexplicably missing in Vermont in March of 2004; a case that is eerily similar to that of Maura Murray. However, Tim and Lance have expanded into a variety of unsolved cases that they approach with the same passion they have for Maura Murray.

With variety being the spice of life, listeners can expect to hear guests ranging from criminologists, podcasters, victims, and government officials. Tim and Lance have a unique ability to draw information out of their guests while making them comfortable. This creates fantastic conversations with troves of valuable information. As a listener, it’s a great product to digest. Each episode is about an hour-long making it an easy podcast to add to your rotation.

Both Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace have a very loyal fan base and take time to engage their audience. It’s more than just a podcast, which is why we love them here at Podfluence. If you want to check them out, check out GetVokkl on Thursday evenings. The two do a live show and it’s a great opportunity to interact with the hosts and whatever subjects they may be exploring that given week. 

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Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can’t handle it. Tap out now.

Morally Indefensible

Morally Indefensible

What do the Jinx and the Crimetown podcast have in common? (Besides being some of the best binges out there). Marc Smerling.  
Marc hosts a new short podcast series called “Morally Indefensible”. The podcast centers around the book “Fatal Vision”, a bestseller from the 1980s. If you are like me, you may not be familiar with the book and the controversy. In 1970, a young doctor & former Green Beret was accused of killing his wife and two daughters.  On the surface, Jeffrey McDonald had it all. A successful doctor with a young family. What would drive someone to do this? 

Initially, he tells the police a story of acid-loving bloodthirsty murderers (it is the Manson era anyways). His charismatic demeanor and illustrious background created doubt about whether or not he is guilty. Eventually, he is convicted 9 years later.  
While waiting for an appeal, he hires an author to write a book about his innocence, or so he thought. Over time the two become friends and Joe McGinnis uses this relationship to gain access to the material. He asks Jeff to share everything, so he can better write the book, at one point staying at Jeff’s house. While Jeff believes Joe is a true friend, the feeling is not mutual. Jeff opens up to Joe and unknowingly creates his demise.  
Morally Indefensible dives deep into the story about Jeff and Joe. Over the course of seven episodes, Marc investigates both sides. Besides using Jeff to write a NY Times Best Seller, was it ethical for Joe to release a book while a man is awaiting an appeal? Even worse, the book calls Jeff a murderer and completely shatters any positive perception. 
The podcast is a companion to the FX TV series, A Wilderness of Error. The show just premiered, so you can either jump into it or wait for a weekend binge.  

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Murder Mile

Welcome to Murder Mile UK True-Crime. A true-crime podcast and audio guided walk of London’s most notorious (and often forgotten) murder cases, 300+ mysterious deaths all set within West London, and featuring vivid descriptions, eye-witness testimony and authentic sounds recorded from the location itself, as well as a website full of photos, videos and maps, so that no matter where you’re listening to this podcast, you’ll feel like you’re actually there.

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