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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

Esther Ludlow

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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

Esther Ludlow

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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.

Latest Episodes

Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 2

On this second part of a two-part episode we continue the story of 9-year-old Walter Collins who went missing from Los Angeles in 1928. In part two, we discover that a serial killer, Gordon Stewart Northcott, has been preying on boys and young men in the LA area. Was Walter Collins a victim of Northcott's?

30 MIN5 h ago
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Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 2

Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 1

A young boy who goes missing in 1928. When he returns home, his mother will say he's an imposter, but her claims are dismissed. Who was the boy claiming to be her missing son and what happened to the real Walter Collins?

30 MIN1 w ago
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Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 1

Stranger Than Fiction: Starr Faithfull and "BUtterfield 8"

The life and tragic death of a young socialite in the 1930s inspires an Academy Award winning movie. But, Starr Faithfull's life was far from the glamorous treatment it would receive on the big screen.

40 MIN2 w ago
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Stranger Than Fiction: Starr Faithfull and "BUtterfield 8"

"Ripped from the Headlines" with author Harold Schechter

As a bonus for this month's theme "Stranger Than Fiction" I interviewed authorHarold Schechter about his new book,Ripped from the Headlines: The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies' Most Memorable Crimes,an anthology of forty true crime cases that inspired films.

38 MIN2 w ago
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"Ripped from the Headlines" with author Harold Schechter

Wondery Presents: Blood Ties: Season Two

BLOOD TIES SEASON TWO IS AVAILABLE NOW! After the sudden death of Michael and Elenore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen today at: Wondery.fm/onceuponacrime_BT

12 MIN3 w ago
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Wondery Presents: Blood Ties: Season Two

Stranger Than Fiction: Belva Gaertner & Beulah Annan and "Chicago"

Two women accused of murder in the Roaring 20s would become the inspiration for one of the best known and longest running shows in American musical theater history. This is the story of the real life Roxie and Velma from "Chicago".

36 MINJUL 14
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Stranger Than Fiction: Belva Gaertner & Beulah Annan and "Chicago"

Stranger Than Fiction: Richard Crafts and "Fargo"

In 1986,a beautiful young mother discovers her husband is cheating on her and files for divorce. Soon afterward, she goes missing. Discovering what happened to Helle Crafts would take an small army of detectives, forensic scientists, serologists, forensic anthropologists, a police diving team and other investigators to unravel this bizarre crime and would inspire an Academy-Award winning film.

43 MINJUL 7
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Stranger Than Fiction: Richard Crafts and "Fargo"

Till Death Do Us Part: Nancy Andrade and Mark Crew

In the last chapter of "Till Death Do Us Part" a woman meets and quickly marries a man. He promises her a new life, but soon after the wedding she goes missing. It will take years of investigative and legal work to bring her killer to justice.

47 MINJUN 30
Comments
Till Death Do Us Part: Nancy Andrade and Mark Crew

Till Death Do Us Part - Kelly Ecker and Scott Samson

A bride sees many red flags in her relationship before walking down the aisle. but her fear of angering her fiancee would compel her to go through with the ceremony. Within hours, that decision would become fatal. #domestic violence #coercive control

39 MINJUN 23
Comments
Till Death Do Us Part - Kelly Ecker and Scott Samson

Till Death Do Us Part - Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson

A new bride decides she's made a mistake in tying the knot. The decision she makes in order to end the marriage will be a shocking act of cruelty.

51 MINJUN 9
Comments
Till Death Do Us Part - Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson

Latest Episodes

Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 2

On this second part of a two-part episode we continue the story of 9-year-old Walter Collins who went missing from Los Angeles in 1928. In part two, we discover that a serial killer, Gordon Stewart Northcott, has been preying on boys and young men in the LA area. Was Walter Collins a victim of Northcott's?

30 MIN5 h ago
Comments
Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 2

Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 1

A young boy who goes missing in 1928. When he returns home, his mother will say he's an imposter, but her claims are dismissed. Who was the boy claiming to be her missing son and what happened to the real Walter Collins?

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 1

Stranger Than Fiction: Starr Faithfull and "BUtterfield 8"

The life and tragic death of a young socialite in the 1930s inspires an Academy Award winning movie. But, Starr Faithfull's life was far from the glamorous treatment it would receive on the big screen.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Stranger Than Fiction: Starr Faithfull and "BUtterfield 8"

"Ripped from the Headlines" with author Harold Schechter

As a bonus for this month's theme "Stranger Than Fiction" I interviewed authorHarold Schechter about his new book,Ripped from the Headlines: The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies' Most Memorable Crimes,an anthology of forty true crime cases that inspired films.

38 MIN2 w ago
Comments
"Ripped from the Headlines" with author Harold Schechter

Wondery Presents: Blood Ties: Season Two

BLOOD TIES SEASON TWO IS AVAILABLE NOW! After the sudden death of Michael and Elenore Richland’s billionaire father, disturbing allegations emerge about his dark past. These revelations thrust them into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. As the stakes of telling the truth continue to rise, they grapple with their father’s legacy and what to do with it. Listen today at: Wondery.fm/onceuponacrime_BT

12 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Wondery Presents: Blood Ties: Season Two

Stranger Than Fiction: Belva Gaertner & Beulah Annan and "Chicago"

Two women accused of murder in the Roaring 20s would become the inspiration for one of the best known and longest running shows in American musical theater history. This is the story of the real life Roxie and Velma from "Chicago".

36 MINJUL 14
Comments
Stranger Than Fiction: Belva Gaertner & Beulah Annan and "Chicago"

Stranger Than Fiction: Richard Crafts and "Fargo"

In 1986,a beautiful young mother discovers her husband is cheating on her and files for divorce. Soon afterward, she goes missing. Discovering what happened to Helle Crafts would take an small army of detectives, forensic scientists, serologists, forensic anthropologists, a police diving team and other investigators to unravel this bizarre crime and would inspire an Academy-Award winning film.

43 MINJUL 7
Comments
Stranger Than Fiction: Richard Crafts and "Fargo"

Till Death Do Us Part: Nancy Andrade and Mark Crew

In the last chapter of "Till Death Do Us Part" a woman meets and quickly marries a man. He promises her a new life, but soon after the wedding she goes missing. It will take years of investigative and legal work to bring her killer to justice.

47 MINJUN 30
Comments
Till Death Do Us Part: Nancy Andrade and Mark Crew

Till Death Do Us Part - Kelly Ecker and Scott Samson

A bride sees many red flags in her relationship before walking down the aisle. but her fear of angering her fiancee would compel her to go through with the ceremony. Within hours, that decision would become fatal. #domestic violence #coercive control

39 MINJUN 23
Comments
Till Death Do Us Part - Kelly Ecker and Scott Samson

Till Death Do Us Part - Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson

A new bride decides she's made a mistake in tying the knot. The decision she makes in order to end the marriage will be a shocking act of cruelty.

51 MINJUN 9
Comments
Till Death Do Us Part - Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson

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