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The First Degree

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The First Degree
The First Degree

The First Degree

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Join Ladygang's Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We're talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself. From Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer to an unknown heinous murder in your very own hometown, The First Degree will bring a new and refreshing perspective to the true crime phenomenon. And who knows... you may be our next guest.

Latest Episodes

The Hollywood Ripper

Mike Gargiulo was a chameleon who possessed the ability to blend into the gritty backdrop of Los Angeles, slipping into the lives and proximity of his targets without a trace. Gargiulo committed crimes that both proceeded and followed the murder of Ashley Ellerin. His method of choice? Stalking each beautiful woman from the outskirts of their lives, acquainting himself with each of their habits before Striking at their most vulnerable moment. On episode 64, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined again by Ashley Ellerin's childhood best friend Carolyn Murnick, as they discuss the hunt for the monster who would come to be known as The Hollywood Ripper.

90 MIN1 w ago
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The Hollywood Ripper

Ashley Ellerin

22-year-old Ashley Ellerin was standing outside her Hollywood home next to a car with a flat tire when a handsome guy approaches and insisted on helping. This "chance encounter" would eventually be revealed as the first step in a carefully choreographed scenario designed to win Ashley's trust. It’s through this story that America would be introduced to a methodical serial killer; one who would leave a path of destruction and catch hundreds of people -- from a close-knit family in Illinois to Ashton Kutcher in Los Angeles -- in his wake. In episode 63, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore Ashley's life and the mysterious identity of the man who stole it.

66 MIN2 w ago
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Ashley Ellerin

Jesse "LJ" Matthew

One student is last seen at a Metallica concert. Her remains are found three months later. Fast forward five years, another student is last seen on late night surveillance video walking from bar to bar in the same town. And someone else is seen on the video—following her. It would be the clue that would capture a serial killer—-one who it seems could have been stopped much earlier. In a special crossover episode with Billy’s other podcast, Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore how a high school football star turned into a sexual predator and serial killer.

114 MIN3 w ago
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Jesse "LJ" Matthew

Betty Stotts

When a fire breaks out at a Texas drive-in theater, everyone assumes it was an accident. But once the firemen entered the ticket booth, they learned the truth— the fire had been started intentionally in an attempt to conceal a horrific crime. In episode 61, Jac, Alexis and Billy dig into the details of the case, the unexplainable events that happened in the days that followed, and speak to two members of the Stotts family whose lives were forever altered by the events of that evening. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/FIRSTDEGREE Canvas 1839 - Go to CanvasRelief.com/firstdegree and get your Travel Size Relief Cream for $2 before they’re gone! Simple Health - The annual prescription is usually $20, but our listeners can try Simple Health for FREE - just go to SimpleHealth.com/DEGREE , or enter the code 'DEGREE' at checkout.

99 MINOCT 16
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Betty Stotts

Serial Killer Roger Fain

On the morning of June 28th, 1999, Darlene Anderson failed to show up to work. Darlene always showed up to work. After a massive search, police made an awful discovery that led them to believe that she may have crossed paths with a serial killer. On episode 60, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the decades of violence inflicted by Roger Fain. They'll discuss the many cases he's been linked to, the tactics he used to select his victims, the flawed system that allowed him the opportunity to kill over and over again and the police work that finally took him down. Living Proof - make the switch to Living Proof today by visiting LivingProof.com/first and use promo code FIRST to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase!

102 MINOCT 9
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Serial Killer Roger Fain

Jaymie Adams

25-year-old Jaymie Adams went out to meet a friend in Oklahoma City. When the pregnant mother of four failed to return home, the community watched as a bizarre case unfolded, and a likely suspect emerged. On episode 59 of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis and Billy examine the crime, the investigation and explore how personal biases possess the potential to ruin lives. Stamps.com - get a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in FIRSTDEGREE Canvas1839 - Visit canvasrelief.com/firstdegree to get your FREE Travel Size of CBD cream. No strings attached. No hidden subscription fees. Just $2 bucks to try the best damn CBD on the market. Noom - Visit noom.com/firstdegree to start your trial today! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/FIRSTDEGREE

88 MINOCT 2
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Jaymie Adams

Tracey Schoettlin

The body of a young woman is found under a bridge in Birmingham Alabama. She had been stabbed and sexually mutilated. Her murder sent shock waves through the bible belt community, this was 1986, and rumors of a connection to witchcraft and devil worship spread through the town. On episode 58, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the evidence, theories, the investigation, and discuss the impact this woman's murder had on the 14-year-old girl who discovered her body. Simple Health - try Simple Health for FREE, just go to simplehealth.com/DEGREE , or just enter the code 'DEGREE' at checkout! REN clean skincare - get 20% off all full-size items including Perfect Canvas at usa.renskincare.com using code 'FIRST'

87 MINSEP 25
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Tracey Schoettlin

Glen Rogers, The Casanova Killer

Glen Rogers charmed his way into Linda Price’s life at the Mississippi state fair in the autumn is 1995–and in less than three weeks she would be found murdered in the bathtub of the apartment they shared. The police soon learned that Linda was not the first beautiful redhead killed by the man come to be known Casanova Killer. And she wouldn’t be the last. The hunt for Rogers was an urgent multi state effort that landed his name at the top of the FBI's most wanted list. On episode 57, Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude Linda Price's story through the first degree experience of her daughter Chrystal, and delve into Glen Rogers' reign of terror—which he continues to inflict upon the families from behind bars on Florida's death row. CANVAS 1839 - Visit canvasrelief.com/firstdegree -- and get your Travel Size of cream. No strings attached. No hidden subscription fees. Just $2 bucks to try the best damn CBD on the market. REN SKINCARE - For a limited time, listeners get 20% off all full-si...

93 MINSEP 18
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Glen Rogers, The Casanova Killer

Linda Price

On a fall evening at the Mississippi State Fair, Linda Price was approached a blonde stranger named Glen Rogers. He was charming, mysterious, and exactly what Linda had been looking for. But what started out as a storybook romance quickly turned into a nightmare, when Linda couldn't be reached by her family on Halloween night. On episode 56, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with Linda's daughter Chrystal about the horror she and her family experienced at the hands of Glen Rogers, also known as The Casanova Killer. FabFitFun - Use coupon code " FIRSTDEGREE " for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.com LivingProof - visit LivingProof.com/first and use promo code " FIRST " to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase! ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/firstdegree to find your perfect-fit ting bra, and get 15% off your first purchase!

54 MINSEP 11
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Linda Price

Marti Hill

On Sept. 10, 2010, Marti Hill was savagely attacked and left for dead in the basement of her Kansas home. On episode 55 of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis, and Billy speak with Marti’s daughter Mackenzie, and try to understand why her mother was targeted, and if it’s possible to keep ourselves safe if no clear motive can be detected. Right now, FD listeners can get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment - Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in FIRSTDEGREE Get an exclusive intro offe of 6 bottles of wine for only $29.95, plus free shipping at First Leaf! Just go to TRYFirstleaf.com/FIRSTDEGREE Get 20% OFF all FULL-SIZE items, including Perfect Canvas at usa.RENskincare.com by using code 'FIRST'

66 MINSEP 4
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Marti Hill

Latest Episodes

The Hollywood Ripper

Mike Gargiulo was a chameleon who possessed the ability to blend into the gritty backdrop of Los Angeles, slipping into the lives and proximity of his targets without a trace. Gargiulo committed crimes that both proceeded and followed the murder of Ashley Ellerin. His method of choice? Stalking each beautiful woman from the outskirts of their lives, acquainting himself with each of their habits before Striking at their most vulnerable moment. On episode 64, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined again by Ashley Ellerin's childhood best friend Carolyn Murnick, as they discuss the hunt for the monster who would come to be known as The Hollywood Ripper.

90 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Hollywood Ripper

Ashley Ellerin

22-year-old Ashley Ellerin was standing outside her Hollywood home next to a car with a flat tire when a handsome guy approaches and insisted on helping. This "chance encounter" would eventually be revealed as the first step in a carefully choreographed scenario designed to win Ashley's trust. It’s through this story that America would be introduced to a methodical serial killer; one who would leave a path of destruction and catch hundreds of people -- from a close-knit family in Illinois to Ashton Kutcher in Los Angeles -- in his wake. In episode 63, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore Ashley's life and the mysterious identity of the man who stole it.

66 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ashley Ellerin

Jesse "LJ" Matthew

One student is last seen at a Metallica concert. Her remains are found three months later. Fast forward five years, another student is last seen on late night surveillance video walking from bar to bar in the same town. And someone else is seen on the video—following her. It would be the clue that would capture a serial killer—-one who it seems could have been stopped much earlier. In a special crossover episode with Billy’s other podcast, Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore how a high school football star turned into a sexual predator and serial killer.

114 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Jesse "LJ" Matthew

Betty Stotts

When a fire breaks out at a Texas drive-in theater, everyone assumes it was an accident. But once the firemen entered the ticket booth, they learned the truth— the fire had been started intentionally in an attempt to conceal a horrific crime. In episode 61, Jac, Alexis and Billy dig into the details of the case, the unexplainable events that happened in the days that followed, and speak to two members of the Stotts family whose lives were forever altered by the events of that evening. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/FIRSTDEGREE Canvas 1839 - Go to CanvasRelief.com/firstdegree and get your Travel Size Relief Cream for $2 before they’re gone! Simple Health - The annual prescription is usually $20, but our listeners can try Simple Health for FREE - just go to SimpleHealth.com/DEGREE , or enter the code 'DEGREE' at checkout.

99 MINOCT 16
Comments
Betty Stotts

Serial Killer Roger Fain

On the morning of June 28th, 1999, Darlene Anderson failed to show up to work. Darlene always showed up to work. After a massive search, police made an awful discovery that led them to believe that she may have crossed paths with a serial killer. On episode 60, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the decades of violence inflicted by Roger Fain. They'll discuss the many cases he's been linked to, the tactics he used to select his victims, the flawed system that allowed him the opportunity to kill over and over again and the police work that finally took him down. Living Proof - make the switch to Living Proof today by visiting LivingProof.com/first and use promo code FIRST to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase!

102 MINOCT 9
Comments
Serial Killer Roger Fain

Jaymie Adams

25-year-old Jaymie Adams went out to meet a friend in Oklahoma City. When the pregnant mother of four failed to return home, the community watched as a bizarre case unfolded, and a likely suspect emerged. On episode 59 of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis and Billy examine the crime, the investigation and explore how personal biases possess the potential to ruin lives. Stamps.com - get a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in FIRSTDEGREE Canvas1839 - Visit canvasrelief.com/firstdegree to get your FREE Travel Size of CBD cream. No strings attached. No hidden subscription fees. Just $2 bucks to try the best damn CBD on the market. Noom - Visit noom.com/firstdegree to start your trial today! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/FIRSTDEGREE

88 MINOCT 2
Comments
Jaymie Adams

Tracey Schoettlin

The body of a young woman is found under a bridge in Birmingham Alabama. She had been stabbed and sexually mutilated. Her murder sent shock waves through the bible belt community, this was 1986, and rumors of a connection to witchcraft and devil worship spread through the town. On episode 58, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the evidence, theories, the investigation, and discuss the impact this woman's murder had on the 14-year-old girl who discovered her body. Simple Health - try Simple Health for FREE, just go to simplehealth.com/DEGREE , or just enter the code 'DEGREE' at checkout! REN clean skincare - get 20% off all full-size items including Perfect Canvas at usa.renskincare.com using code 'FIRST'

87 MINSEP 25
Comments
Tracey Schoettlin

Glen Rogers, The Casanova Killer

Glen Rogers charmed his way into Linda Price’s life at the Mississippi state fair in the autumn is 1995–and in less than three weeks she would be found murdered in the bathtub of the apartment they shared. The police soon learned that Linda was not the first beautiful redhead killed by the man come to be known Casanova Killer. And she wouldn’t be the last. The hunt for Rogers was an urgent multi state effort that landed his name at the top of the FBI's most wanted list. On episode 57, Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude Linda Price's story through the first degree experience of her daughter Chrystal, and delve into Glen Rogers' reign of terror—which he continues to inflict upon the families from behind bars on Florida's death row. CANVAS 1839 - Visit canvasrelief.com/firstdegree -- and get your Travel Size of cream. No strings attached. No hidden subscription fees. Just $2 bucks to try the best damn CBD on the market. REN SKINCARE - For a limited time, listeners get 20% off all full-si...

93 MINSEP 18
Comments
Glen Rogers, The Casanova Killer

Linda Price

On a fall evening at the Mississippi State Fair, Linda Price was approached a blonde stranger named Glen Rogers. He was charming, mysterious, and exactly what Linda had been looking for. But what started out as a storybook romance quickly turned into a nightmare, when Linda couldn't be reached by her family on Halloween night. On episode 56, Jac, Alexis and Billy speak with Linda's daughter Chrystal about the horror she and her family experienced at the hands of Glen Rogers, also known as The Casanova Killer. FabFitFun - Use coupon code " FIRSTDEGREE " for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.com LivingProof - visit LivingProof.com/first and use promo code " FIRST " to get a free sample of their award-winning dry shampoo with your purchase! ThirdLove - Go to thirdlove.com/firstdegree to find your perfect-fit ting bra, and get 15% off your first purchase!

54 MINSEP 11
Comments
Linda Price

Marti Hill

On Sept. 10, 2010, Marti Hill was savagely attacked and left for dead in the basement of her Kansas home. On episode 55 of The First Degree, Jac, Alexis, and Billy speak with Marti’s daughter Mackenzie, and try to understand why her mother was targeted, and if it’s possible to keep ourselves safe if no clear motive can be detected. Right now, FD listeners can get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment - Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in FIRSTDEGREE Get an exclusive intro offe of 6 bottles of wine for only $29.95, plus free shipping at First Leaf! Just go to TRYFirstleaf.com/FIRSTDEGREE Get 20% OFF all FULL-SIZE items, including Perfect Canvas at usa.RENskincare.com by using code 'FIRST'

66 MINSEP 4
Comments
Marti Hill
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