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Killer Psyche

When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these heinous acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Alex Murdaugh to Mary Bell. You can listen to Killer Psyche one week early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. Killer Psyche season 3 will be available September 19th on Wondery+ and September 26th wherever you get your podcasts.

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The Downfall of Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt
Ruby Franke’s popular YouTube channel, 8 Passengers, amassed millions of followers in just a few years. Viewers were drawn to vlogs about her life as a mother of six children. But her online facade fell apart when it was revealed that she, with the help of her counselor and business partner Jodi Hildebrandt, horrifically abused her children behind the camera. In today’s Headlines, Candice is joined by clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. John Matthias to discuss what influence Jodi had on Ruby, and how their partnership only intensified their nightmarish approach to parenting.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13:44 01.03.24
Fueled by Hate: Joseph Paul Franklin
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the many crimes of Joseph Paul Franklin. Desperate to start a "race war," Franklin's antisemitic and racist beliefs led him to murder over twenty-two people, from interracial couples to magazine publishers who stood against white supremacy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:56 27.02.24
Lover, Stalker, Killer: Inside the Twisted Mind of Liz Golyar
The Netflix docuseries “Lover, Stalker, Killer” digs into the head-scratching story of Liz Golyar, who, for three years, fooled her ex-fling Dave into thinking that his current partner, Cari Farver, was a deranged and deadly stalker. But in reality, Liz had killed Cari. It was Liz who assumed her identity and terrorized Dave – and herself – just to get him back. In today’s Headlines, Candice and her producer Julie Berke discuss how obsession and jealousy drove Liz to commit such an unthinkable act, and how she was able to deceive Dave for so long.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11:53 23.02.24
Dean Corrl: Murder in Candyland
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong bites into the case of Dean Corrl, also known as The Candyman. Corrl sexually assaulted two young men and manipulated them into recruiting victims for him to torture, rape and kill. Eventually, Dean lost control - and his life - to one of his young accomplices, but not before he killed over twenty seven young men. Dean's twenty eighth victim has not been identified. Please see the link below if you have any information: https://www.missingkids.org/blog/2023/candy-man-victimSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:38 20.02.24
American Nightmare: The Kidnapping Hoax That Wasn’t
When Denise Huskins was kidnapped in 2015, police in Vallejo California were skeptical, convinced she and her boyfriend were carrying out an elaborate hoax. Now, their unbelievable true story is the subject of the Netflix docuseries “American Nightmare,” which details how investigators got it all wrong. Local crime journalist Henry Lee was contacted by the kidnapper Matthew Muller early in the investigation, hoping to use him as a conduit to the press. In today’s Headlines, Henry joins Candice to discuss his role in the case, and how he navigated being pulled into the story himself. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12:48 16.02.24
Arthur Shawcross: The Genesee River Killer
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the case of Arthur Shawcross, known as The Genesee River Killer. A notorious American serial killer, Shawcross' reign of terror spanned from 1972 to 1989. Candice digs into how his time in the army during the Vietnam war may have made him a murderer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:07 13.02.24
Mother of High School Shooter Found Guilty in Landmark Ruling
In 2021, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley killed four of his classmates at Oxford High School in Michigan. He was convicted for his crimes – and this week, so was his mother, Jennifer Crumbley. For the first time in US history, a parent of a mass school shooter was held criminally responsible for their child’s actions. In today’s Headlines episode, Candice speaks with legal analyst Josh Ritter to break down the key evidence from the trial, and discuss how the landmark ruling could affect similar cases in the future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12:34 09.02.24
Charles Roberts: The Amish Schoolgirl Massacre
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the case of mass murderer Charles Roberts. In 2006, Roberts took an Amish school in Pennsylvania hostage and killed ten young girls before shooting himself. Candice explores how Charles could have gone from a devoted father of two, and loving husband, into a child murderer.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:27 06.02.24
Listen Now: Academy - Featuring Myha'la
Welcome to Bishop Gray Academy, a world of high-stakes and cut-throat competition. Academy, a riveting coming-of-age audio drama co-produced by AT WILL MEDIA and Wondery, follows the story of Ava Richards, a scholarship student who transfers to Bishop Gray, one of the most elite and competitive boarding schools in America. As Ava tries to find her place in this high-pressure environment, she soon crosses paths with an underground society known as The Night of the Wolf, which caters to the school's wealthiest students and enforces strict secrecy. With trust in short supply, Ava must navigate a dangerous and alluring world where friendships will be tested, romances will bloom, and ambitions cut short.  Listen to Academy: Wondery.fm/Academy_See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06:19 05.02.24
Dr. Death: From White Coat to Black Magic
Dr. Serhat Gumrukcu, an ex-magician turned wunderkind scientist, raised millions of dollars for his revolutionary medical treatments and boldly claimed he could cure HIV, cancer and hepatitis. But when his miracle treatment is questioned and his flourishing career threatened, Dr. Serhat resorts to extreme measures, including an alleged murder-for-hire. In this Killer Psyche: Headlines episode, Candice and her producer Julie discuss the latest subject of the Dr. Death podcast, and explore the chilling, psychopathic similarities that exist between Dr. Serhat and the infamous Elizabeth Holmes. Listen to Dr. Death Season 4: Bad Magic: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-death/id1421573955 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11:27 02.02.24
Bryan Patrick Miller: The Arizona Canal Killer
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Bryan Patrick Miller, a cosplay enthusiast known for his elaborate "Zombie Hunter" costume. Bryan was sentenced to death for the murder of two young women in Phoenix, over thirty years ago. After his father's death and years of abuse at the hands of his mother, Bryan took out his rage on young women. Candice explains how neither mental institutions nor prison could stop the Canal Killer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:52 30.01.24
Trials of 2024: Did Michelle Troconis Cover Up a Murder?
Courts across the country are preparing for a busy year with several high-profile trials on the docket. From Bryan Kohberger to Richard Allen, many headline-dominating defendants may be handed down a verdict by year's end. In this Headlines episode, Candice speaks with legal analyst Josh Ritter to discuss the trials to keep an eye on in 2024 – with a special look into the ongoing trial of Michelle Troconis, accused of helping her boyfriend cover up the murder of his ex-wife, Jennifer Dulos, in 2019.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14:42 26.01.24
Paolo Macchiarini: Dr. Death
Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs deeper into the case of Paolo Macchiarini, the subject of Wondery's podcast and the new season of Peacock's TV series Dr. Death. Paolo was a star surgeon whose revolutionary development and use of synthetic windpipes was thought to put him on track to win a Nobel Prize. However, instead of helping countless lives like it promised, it was actually a path to his patient’s torturous death. Candice examines how this star surgeon continued to rise even as his victims were falling; and what compelled him to continue his deception. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:47 23.01.24
From Felony to Fame: The Release of Gypsy Rose Blanchard
In 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard enlisted the help of her boyfriend to kill her own mother, who suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The case quickly became a media sensation, with documentaries and television shows depicting the years of medical and physical abuse Gypsy endured at the hands of her mother. In December 2023, she was granted parole – and became an overnight celebrity in the process. In this Headlines episode, Candice and her producer Julie Berke discuss what drove Gypsy to plan a murder, why her sentence was lighter than her co-conspirator’s, and how her newfound fame could impact her life moving forward.Welcome to Killer Psyche Headlines, a news-driven weekly minisode where host Candice Delong discusses the latest in the world of true crime, and the recent cases that keep her up at night.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13:11 19.01.24
Graham Young: The Tea Cup Poisoner
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler, Candice DeLong examines the crimes of Graham Young, also known as the Teacup Poisoner. Young began poisoning his victims at the age of 13. Candice explores what could have happened to create a killer at such a young age.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
43:49 16.01.24
John Joseph Joubert: The Deadly Airman
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the tale of John Joseph Joubert, an airforce radar technician who strangled three young boys to death. Though John’s childhood was filled with loneliness and bullying, it was his obsession with old school detective magazines that fueled his fantasies of murder.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
46:47 09.01.24
ENCORE - Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Slayer
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Winnie Ruth Judd, The Trunk Slayer. Ruth made headlines in the 1930s when news broke that she had killled two of her friends, chopped them up, and took their body parts with her to California. But when Candice researches the case, she learns there is much more to Ruth than the media's moniker of her as a "crazy axe murderess."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:07 02.01.24
John Bunting: The Snowtown Murders
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into John Bunting, the ring leader of the Australian Snowtown murders. Bunting recruited acolytes to help him kill those he deemed unfit to live. Bunting considered himself a vigilante for justice, but his sadistic nature and financial crimes suggest otherwise. Candice explores the psychological factors that created the monster that led others to perpetrate the Snowtown murders.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:31 26.12.23
Matriarch of Murder: Sante and Kenneth Kimes' Trail of Death, Part II
In the second episode of our two-parter, retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong continues the case of Sante and Kenneth Kimes, a mother-son duo whose criminal exploits shocked the nation. Candice digs deeper into the complicated and potentially incestuous relationship between mother and son, and how their dynamic contributed to their cycle of grift and murder.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:56 19.12.23
Matriarch of Murder: Sante and Kenneth Kimes' Trail of Death, Part I
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the sinister activities of Sante and Kenneth Kimes, a mother-son duo whose criminal exploits shocked the nation. They were jailed for, among other crimes, the murder of 82 year old Irene Silverman in 2000, after Sante plotted to kill her to take ownership of her Upper East Side mansion. Candice explores the complicated and potentially incestuous relationship between mother and son, and what might have led them down this trail of death.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:17 12.12.23
Danny Rolling: The Gainsville Ripper Who Inspired "Scream"
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the case of Danny Rolling, aka The Gainsville Ripper. Candice explores how Rolling's murders terrified the city of Gainsville so much that students from the local university left the school in droves. Rolling's rash of serial murders have inspired the horror movie "Scream." What were the similarities between the movie's Ghostface Killer and the real Gainsville Ripper? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
33:52 05.12.23
Nightingale No More: The Case of Vickie Dawn Jackson
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the particular case of Vickie Dawn Jackson. Seen by her peers as the ultimate caregiver and considerate nurse - one who looked up to Florence Nightingale - Vickie left a trail of 10 bodies in her wake, mostly elderly patients, including family friends. From her firsthand knowlege after interviewing Vickie in the past, Candice digs into her motivations and what changed in Vickie's life that may have led her to murder. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
46:16 28.11.23
Mark Hoffman: From Master Forger to Murderer
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong delves into the case of Mark Hofmann, who became rich by forging documents and selling them to the Mormon church. Candice explores how Hofmann went from conman to murderer after his schemes began to fall apart.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
33:19 21.11.23
From Criminal Past to Notorious Abductor: Richard Allen Davis
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong shares her question and answer session from CrimeCon 2023, where the audience had the chance to ask her anything. From the chances of meeting a serial killer to what harm reduction techniques you can adopt to protect yourself, Candice shares her knowledge and first hand experience with the audience. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:44 14.11.23
Candice DeLong at CrimeCon 2023: Ask Me Anything
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong shares her question and answer session from CrimeCon 2023, where the audience had the chance to ask her anything. From the chances of meeting a serial killer to what harm reduction techniques you can adopt to protect yourself, Candice shares her knowledge and first hand experience with the audience. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
41:57 07.11.23
H.H. Holmes: The Truth Behind the Murder Castle
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into one of America’s creepiest tales: the mysterious H.H. Holmes and his “Murder Castle.” In this Halloween episode, Candice walks us through Holmes’ murders and the castle’s lore to separate fact from fiction.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:34 31.10.23
Larry Gene Bell: When a Sadistic Killer Calls
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong walks us through the sordid case of Larry Gene Bell, the South Carolina serial killer who murdered teenage girl Shari Smith and 9-year-old Debra Helmick. Candice's mentor at the FBI, John Douglas, helped identify Bell and called him “one of the most sadistic murderers I’ve come across" for tormenting the families by telephone and forcing his victim to write her own obituary.This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault. Please be advised. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:43 24.10.23
Lethal Infatuation: The Amy Fisher Affair
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the shooting of Mary Jo Buttafuoco by then 17-year-old Amy Fisher, who was having an affair with Mary Jo's husband, Joey. Candice delves into Amy's troubled background and the fallout of Amy's lethal infatuation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
44:02 17.10.23
Down the Hill: the Delphi Murders
Retired FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong dives into the murders of 14 year-old Libby German and 13 year-old Abigail Williams. After five years, Richard Allen has been arrested for the "delphi murders." Candice also speaks with journalist Susan Hendrix, who covered the case and has written a new book about it entitled, "Down the Hill: My Descent into the Double Murder in Delphi."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
48:16 10.10.23
Killer Psyche Daily - Over My Dead Body: Killer Couple Exposed
When Mike Williams went missing in Tallahassee, Florida in 2000, the community was devastated. But 17 years later, a major breakthrough exposed what really happened to Mike – and the sinister plot carried out by two unlikely suspects. Jennifer Portman, host of the podcast Over My Dead Body Season 4: Gone Hunting, spent more than a decade covering every twist and turn in the shocking case. She joins Candice to discuss what she learned in her reporting, and to dive deeper into the minds of the murderous duo responsible.Listen to Over My Dead Body Season 4: Gone HuntingListen to every episode of Killer Psyche Daily on the Amazon Music app with your Prime account or you can listen with Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on Apple Podcasts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12:31 05.10.23

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