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Crimes of Passion

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Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion

Parcast Network

1.2K
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16.4K
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Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

Latest Episodes

Paul and Kate Brennan Pt. 1

In the 1990s, a 43-year-old writer in the Midwest who used the pseudonym “Kate Brennan” met a man she called “Paul.” Kate thought Paul was charming and worldly when they first met. But over the course of their relationship, she would discover how cruel he could be.

44 MIN22 h ago
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Paul and Kate Brennan Pt. 1

Crimes of Passion Bites: Torture

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases in which a criminal tortured their victim. What would compel someone to torture another person, and what are the lasting effects on a victim who was tortured? Clips featured: Female Criminals: Gertrude Banisewski Pt. 1, Serial Killers: David Parker Ray Pt. 2, Hostage: Colleen Stan Pt. 2

21 MIN5 d ago
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Crimes of Passion Bites: Torture

Eric Windhurst Pt. 2

In November of 1985, Eric Windhurst took matters into his own hands to defend friend Melanie Paquette from her abusive father, Danny. The crime shocked the community of Hopkinton, and it would be years before the truth about that day finally emerged.

44 MIN1 w ago
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Eric Windhurst Pt. 2

Crimes of Passion Bites: Wealthy Criminals

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’ll focus on wealthy criminals. We’ll discuss what leads high-status individuals to commit crimes, as well as the consequences they face once captured. Clips featured: Kingpins: Pablo Escobar Pt. 1, Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Leona Helmsley Pt. 2

21 MIN1 w ago
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Crimes of Passion Bites: Wealthy Criminals

Eric Windhurst Pt. 1

Melanie Paquette endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, Danny. Her family eventually escaped Danny's household, but he continued to haunt them for years. When her trauma finally came to a head in 1985, she confided her fears in her new friend, 17-year-old Eric Windhurst.

41 MIN2 w ago
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Eric Windhurst Pt. 1

Crimes of Passion Bites: Revenge Killings

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. What makes someone so vengeful, they’re willing to take a human life? Using clips from across the Parcast Network, we’ll search for clues by taking a closer look at some of history’s most infamous revenge killings. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Marty and Michelle Theer Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Valerie Solanas Pt. 2, Assassinations: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1

19 MIN2 w ago
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Crimes of Passion Bites: Revenge Killings

Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they return to examine some of the most accomplished—and controversial—people to ever live. You’ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields… And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our new season on the shocking life of film director Roman Polanski. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, free and only on Spotify.

16 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

Matt Baker Pt. 2

Texas preacher Matt Baker preyed on young women for years while leading a double life as a mild-mannered husband and father. His wife, Kari Baker, ignored red flags for nearly 12 years until 2006, when she began to suspect that Matt was having an affair. The conflict prompted Matt to form a deadly plot to get her out of his life.

48 MIN3 w ago
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Matt Baker Pt. 2

Crimes of Passion Bites: Dead Political Figures

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing the deaths of American political figures. Whether their demise came at the hands of an assassin, or a political rival, the loss of each of these leaders left an indelible impact on U.S. history. Clips featured: Political Scandals: Election of 1800, Assassinations: Lincoln Pt. 2, Conspiracy Theories: JFK Assassination Pt. 1

20 MIN3 w ago
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Crimes of Passion Bites: Dead Political Figures

Matt Baker Pt. 1

When they married in Texas in 1994, Kari Baker thought she had found the perfect Christian man to start a family with. What Kari didn’t know was that Matt was a predator with a decade-long history of sexually harassing and assaulting young women. When she started to suspect the truth, Matt searched for a way out of his marriage.

49 MINMAY 6
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Matt Baker Pt. 1

Latest Episodes

Paul and Kate Brennan Pt. 1

In the 1990s, a 43-year-old writer in the Midwest who used the pseudonym “Kate Brennan” met a man she called “Paul.” Kate thought Paul was charming and worldly when they first met. But over the course of their relationship, she would discover how cruel he could be.

44 MIN22 h ago
Comments
Paul and Kate Brennan Pt. 1

Crimes of Passion Bites: Torture

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases in which a criminal tortured their victim. What would compel someone to torture another person, and what are the lasting effects on a victim who was tortured? Clips featured: Female Criminals: Gertrude Banisewski Pt. 1, Serial Killers: David Parker Ray Pt. 2, Hostage: Colleen Stan Pt. 2

21 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Bites: Torture

Eric Windhurst Pt. 2

In November of 1985, Eric Windhurst took matters into his own hands to defend friend Melanie Paquette from her abusive father, Danny. The crime shocked the community of Hopkinton, and it would be years before the truth about that day finally emerged.

44 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Eric Windhurst Pt. 2

Crimes of Passion Bites: Wealthy Criminals

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’ll focus on wealthy criminals. We’ll discuss what leads high-status individuals to commit crimes, as well as the consequences they face once captured. Clips featured: Kingpins: Pablo Escobar Pt. 1, Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Leona Helmsley Pt. 2

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Bites: Wealthy Criminals

Eric Windhurst Pt. 1

Melanie Paquette endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, Danny. Her family eventually escaped Danny's household, but he continued to haunt them for years. When her trauma finally came to a head in 1985, she confided her fears in her new friend, 17-year-old Eric Windhurst.

41 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Eric Windhurst Pt. 1

Crimes of Passion Bites: Revenge Killings

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. What makes someone so vengeful, they’re willing to take a human life? Using clips from across the Parcast Network, we’ll search for clues by taking a closer look at some of history’s most infamous revenge killings. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Marty and Michelle Theer Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Valerie Solanas Pt. 2, Assassinations: Phoolan Devi Pt. 1

19 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Bites: Revenge Killings

Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they return to examine some of the most accomplished—and controversial—people to ever live. You’ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields… And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our new season on the shocking life of film director Roman Polanski. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, free and only on Spotify.

16 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

Matt Baker Pt. 2

Texas preacher Matt Baker preyed on young women for years while leading a double life as a mild-mannered husband and father. His wife, Kari Baker, ignored red flags for nearly 12 years until 2006, when she began to suspect that Matt was having an affair. The conflict prompted Matt to form a deadly plot to get her out of his life.

48 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Matt Baker Pt. 2

Crimes of Passion Bites: Dead Political Figures

In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing the deaths of American political figures. Whether their demise came at the hands of an assassin, or a political rival, the loss of each of these leaders left an indelible impact on U.S. history. Clips featured: Political Scandals: Election of 1800, Assassinations: Lincoln Pt. 2, Conspiracy Theories: JFK Assassination Pt. 1

20 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Crimes of Passion Bites: Dead Political Figures

Matt Baker Pt. 1

When they married in Texas in 1994, Kari Baker thought she had found the perfect Christian man to start a family with. What Kari didn’t know was that Matt was a predator with a decade-long history of sexually harassing and assaulting young women. When she started to suspect the truth, Matt searched for a way out of his marriage.

49 MINMAY 6
Comments
Matt Baker Pt. 1
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