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True Crime All The Time

Mike Ferguson / Wondery

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True Crime All The Time

True Crime All The Time

Mike Ferguson / Wondery

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Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these killers tick. Join us for a good mix of lesser known cases as well as our take on what we call the "Big Timers". We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.

Latest Episodes

Joseph Christopher

EJoseph Christopher went on a killing spree in 1980 around the Buffalo, New York area that caused the press to dub him the ".22 Caliber Killer." Christopher's murders were racially motivated and he targeted black males. But, he varied his M.O. up so much that police weren't sure how many murderers they were chasing and it caused the media to throw out other names such as the Midtown Slasher and the Huntsman. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Joseph Christopher. What happened during this man's life to cause him to begin targeting black males for death. There is a mental illness aspect to Christopher's story as he was turned away from a medical health facility just weeks before his murder spree began. He has said in interviews that he murdered 13 people in total but many believe the number could be even higher. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

63 MIN2 d ago
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Joseph Christopher

John Rodney McRae

EJohn McRae's committed his first murder when he was only 15. He murdered an 8-year-old boy in his neighborhood. He was convicted of the murder and sent away to prison for life. It was thought that, after 20 years, he was rehabilitated and he was set free. That decision would prove disastrous. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of John McCrae. John went on to commit additional crimes, some for which he was ultimately convicted. He is thought to be responsible for a number of disappearances of young boys in Florida. There are many years where John seemingly committed no crimes. Is that possible for a predator like McRae? Or, was he just able to get away with his crimes and stay off police radar? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

59 MIN1 w ago
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John Rodney McRae

Rod Ferrell

EBy 1996, 16-year-old Rod Ferrell was the leader of a vampire clan in Murray, Kentucky. He began telling everyone that he was a 500-year-old vampire. When his female friend in Florida began complaining about her family, Rod devised a plan to rescue her. But somewhere along the way, the plan changed to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Rod Ferrell. Rod, along with fellow teenagers Scott Anderson, Dana Cooper, and Charity Keesee, drove to Florida to rescue 15-year-old Heather Wendorf. On Nov 25, 1996, Richard and Ruth Wendorf were murdered. How did this vampire clan, which started out as a role-playing game, evolve into murder? Did Heather Wendorf know that when the group rolled into town, they were planning to murder her parents? And, how did 16-year-old Rod Ferrell rise to cult-like status within the group and get others to follow his lead? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

75 MIN2 w ago
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Rod Ferrell

Steven Ray Thacker

ESteven Ray Thacker had a fear of rejection and abandonment. He suffered quite a bit of it during his childhood. He turned to drugs and alcohol and racked up a long rap sheet by the time he was in his twenties. After one stint in prison, he met and fell in love with a woman who had two children. Thacker now had a ready made family and he craved their attention and approval. But, when he lost his job, and couldn't provide for them, he made a fateful decision that would lead him to commit three murders in three different states. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Steven Ray Thacker. Thacker's killing spree began just before Christmas 1999 when he feared that he wouldn't be able to provide the Christmas that his family deserved. Was it the fear of rejection and abandonment of his new family that drove him to rob and commit murder? What part did his diagnosed mental illness, for which he refused to take his prescribed medication, play into his decision making? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

78 MIN3 w ago
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Steven Ray Thacker

Jean Harris

EIn 1980, Jean Harris shot and killed her lover Herman Tarnower. She was arrested and charged with murder. The case made headline news all over because Jean was the headmistress at a prestigious school for girls and Tarnower was a cardiologist who co-authored the best-selling book, "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet Book". But what exactly happened that fateful night of March 10, 1980? Did Jean Harris commit murder or was Tarnower shot in a tragic accident? Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous case. Tarnower had become a household name after his best-selling diet book began filling household's all over the country. He and Jean had a 14-year relationship that ended in his death. What had gone so terribly wrong during that 14-year period? Jean's side of the story is that she was trying to end her life when Herman was shot accidentally after wrestling for the gun. But would a jury believe her? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

77 MINJUN 8
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Jean Harris

Peter Kurten

EPeter Kurten was a German serial killer who operated in the early 20th century. The press dubbed him as the Vampire of Dusseldorf because he experimented with drinking the blood from some of his victim's wounds. Kurten grew up in household filled with depravity, his father subjected the entire family to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. These experiences would have a profoundly negative influence on his life. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Peter Kurten. He committed the majority of his crimes in 1929 when he terrorized the city of Dusseldorf, Germany. But his exploits were published around the world striking fear into all those who read about them. Kurten's childhood was so messed up that it's impossible to think that his need for sexual gratification through brutality didn't in part stem from his experiences. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

70 MINJUN 1
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Peter Kurten

Darrell Keith Rich

EDarrell Keith Rich terrorized Shasta County, in Northern California, over a 2-3 month period in the summer of 1978. He began his predatory ways by sexually assaulting a number of women and girls. But, very quickly he began murdering, using the very same M.O. that he used previously. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Darrell Keith Rich. This a guy who committed his spree of crimes in his early twenties. But, thankfully, he was caught very quickly, mainly because he chose to go around town telling people what he had been doing. This is also a case with some interesting legal twists and turns. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital production

77 MINMAY 25
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Darrell Keith Rich

Richard Farley

EWhen Richard Farley met a 22-year-old woman named Laura Black, he said it was love at first sight. Richard pursued Laura, but, she was not interested in seeing him romantically. This was something that Richard Farley could not understand. His infatuation turned to obsession and he began stalking Laura daily. This obsession ultimately led Farley to commit a workplace mass murder that left seven dead and four wounded. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the workplace shooting committed by Richard Farley. This is a man who just could not get it through his head that someone he was infatuated with didn't want to be with him. His stalking increased over the years and became darker and more ominous until it led to murder. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital production

81 MINMAY 18
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Richard Farley

Ward Weaver

EWard Weaver had a turbulent childhood. He had an abusive father who left when he was young and his mother remarried a man who was also allegedly abusive. Ward modeled those same behaviors in the relationships that he had as an adult. Then, in 2002, when two young girls went missing in Oregon in the span of two months, Ward became the prime suspect. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Ward Weaver. Weaver wasn't shy about telling the media that he knew police believed he had something to do with the disappearances of both Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis. He maintained his innocence and told the media that the police were harassing him. But, when he was arrested for another crime, police got the break they needed to prove that Ward Weaver was a murderer. The crimes against these young girls were horrific, as would the reasons behind the murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital production

74 MINMAY 11
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Ward Weaver

Shawna Nelson

EIgnacio and Heather Garraus had made a great life for themselves in Greeley, Colorado. But, in 2004, Ignacio, a Greeley police officer, began an affair with a police dispatcher named Shawna Nelson. When Ignacio ended the affair, years later, Shawna didn't take it well. She set out to take out the one person whom she felt stood in her way of having a life with Ignancio and their son. Join Mike and Gibby as they talk about this love triangle that turned deadly. Shawna Nelson was willing to commit the ultimate sin to get what she wanted. She murdered Heather Garraus because she felt like she was standing in her way of having that life. But, the lengths that Shawna went to were shocking. The planning, the alibi, some of which Shawna pointed at her own husband as the killer. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital Production

72 MINMAY 4
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Shawna Nelson

Latest Episodes

Joseph Christopher

EJoseph Christopher went on a killing spree in 1980 around the Buffalo, New York area that caused the press to dub him the ".22 Caliber Killer." Christopher's murders were racially motivated and he targeted black males. But, he varied his M.O. up so much that police weren't sure how many murderers they were chasing and it caused the media to throw out other names such as the Midtown Slasher and the Huntsman. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Joseph Christopher. What happened during this man's life to cause him to begin targeting black males for death. There is a mental illness aspect to Christopher's story as he was turned away from a medical health facility just weeks before his murder spree began. He has said in interviews that he murdered 13 people in total but many believe the number could be even higher. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

63 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Joseph Christopher

John Rodney McRae

EJohn McRae's committed his first murder when he was only 15. He murdered an 8-year-old boy in his neighborhood. He was convicted of the murder and sent away to prison for life. It was thought that, after 20 years, he was rehabilitated and he was set free. That decision would prove disastrous. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of John McCrae. John went on to commit additional crimes, some for which he was ultimately convicted. He is thought to be responsible for a number of disappearances of young boys in Florida. There are many years where John seemingly committed no crimes. Is that possible for a predator like McRae? Or, was he just able to get away with his crimes and stay off police radar? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
John Rodney McRae

Rod Ferrell

EBy 1996, 16-year-old Rod Ferrell was the leader of a vampire clan in Murray, Kentucky. He began telling everyone that he was a 500-year-old vampire. When his female friend in Florida began complaining about her family, Rod devised a plan to rescue her. But somewhere along the way, the plan changed to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Rod Ferrell. Rod, along with fellow teenagers Scott Anderson, Dana Cooper, and Charity Keesee, drove to Florida to rescue 15-year-old Heather Wendorf. On Nov 25, 1996, Richard and Ruth Wendorf were murdered. How did this vampire clan, which started out as a role-playing game, evolve into murder? Did Heather Wendorf know that when the group rolled into town, they were planning to murder her parents? And, how did 16-year-old Rod Ferrell rise to cult-like status within the group and get others to follow his lead? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

75 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Rod Ferrell

Steven Ray Thacker

ESteven Ray Thacker had a fear of rejection and abandonment. He suffered quite a bit of it during his childhood. He turned to drugs and alcohol and racked up a long rap sheet by the time he was in his twenties. After one stint in prison, he met and fell in love with a woman who had two children. Thacker now had a ready made family and he craved their attention and approval. But, when he lost his job, and couldn't provide for them, he made a fateful decision that would lead him to commit three murders in three different states. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Steven Ray Thacker. Thacker's killing spree began just before Christmas 1999 when he feared that he wouldn't be able to provide the Christmas that his family deserved. Was it the fear of rejection and abandonment of his new family that drove him to rob and commit murder? What part did his diagnosed mental illness, for which he refused to take his prescribed medication, play into his decision making? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

78 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Steven Ray Thacker

Jean Harris

EIn 1980, Jean Harris shot and killed her lover Herman Tarnower. She was arrested and charged with murder. The case made headline news all over because Jean was the headmistress at a prestigious school for girls and Tarnower was a cardiologist who co-authored the best-selling book, "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet Book". But what exactly happened that fateful night of March 10, 1980? Did Jean Harris commit murder or was Tarnower shot in a tragic accident? Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous case. Tarnower had become a household name after his best-selling diet book began filling household's all over the country. He and Jean had a 14-year relationship that ended in his death. What had gone so terribly wrong during that 14-year period? Jean's side of the story is that she was trying to end her life when Herman was shot accidentally after wrestling for the gun. But would a jury believe her? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

77 MINJUN 8
Comments
Jean Harris

Peter Kurten

EPeter Kurten was a German serial killer who operated in the early 20th century. The press dubbed him as the Vampire of Dusseldorf because he experimented with drinking the blood from some of his victim's wounds. Kurten grew up in household filled with depravity, his father subjected the entire family to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. These experiences would have a profoundly negative influence on his life. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Peter Kurten. He committed the majority of his crimes in 1929 when he terrorized the city of Dusseldorf, Germany. But his exploits were published around the world striking fear into all those who read about them. Kurten's childhood was so messed up that it's impossible to think that his need for sexual gratification through brutality didn't in part stem from his experiences. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

70 MINJUN 1
Comments
Peter Kurten

Darrell Keith Rich

EDarrell Keith Rich terrorized Shasta County, in Northern California, over a 2-3 month period in the summer of 1978. He began his predatory ways by sexually assaulting a number of women and girls. But, very quickly he began murdering, using the very same M.O. that he used previously. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Darrell Keith Rich. This a guy who committed his spree of crimes in his early twenties. But, thankfully, he was caught very quickly, mainly because he chose to go around town telling people what he had been doing. This is also a case with some interesting legal twists and turns. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital production

77 MINMAY 25
Comments
Darrell Keith Rich

Richard Farley

EWhen Richard Farley met a 22-year-old woman named Laura Black, he said it was love at first sight. Richard pursued Laura, but, she was not interested in seeing him romantically. This was something that Richard Farley could not understand. His infatuation turned to obsession and he began stalking Laura daily. This obsession ultimately led Farley to commit a workplace mass murder that left seven dead and four wounded. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the workplace shooting committed by Richard Farley. This is a man who just could not get it through his head that someone he was infatuated with didn't want to be with him. His stalking increased over the years and became darker and more ominous until it led to murder. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital production

81 MINMAY 18
Comments
Richard Farley

Ward Weaver

EWard Weaver had a turbulent childhood. He had an abusive father who left when he was young and his mother remarried a man who was also allegedly abusive. Ward modeled those same behaviors in the relationships that he had as an adult. Then, in 2002, when two young girls went missing in Oregon in the span of two months, Ward became the prime suspect. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Ward Weaver. Weaver wasn't shy about telling the media that he knew police believed he had something to do with the disappearances of both Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis. He maintained his innocence and told the media that the police were harassing him. But, when he was arrested for another crime, police got the break they needed to prove that Ward Weaver was a murderer. The crimes against these young girls were horrific, as would the reasons behind the murders. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital production

74 MINMAY 11
Comments
Ward Weaver

Shawna Nelson

EIgnacio and Heather Garraus had made a great life for themselves in Greeley, Colorado. But, in 2004, Ignacio, a Greeley police officer, began an affair with a police dispatcher named Shawna Nelson. When Ignacio ended the affair, years later, Shawna didn't take it well. She set out to take out the one person whom she felt stood in her way of having a life with Ignancio and their son. Join Mike and Gibby as they talk about this love triangle that turned deadly. Shawna Nelson was willing to commit the ultimate sin to get what she wanted. She murdered Heather Garraus because she felt like she was standing in her way of having that life. But, the lengths that Shawna went to were shocking. The planning, the alibi, some of which Shawna pointed at her own husband as the killer. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise and donation information An Emash Digital Production

72 MINMAY 4
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Shawna Nelson

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