Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
SERIAL KILLER: The Alphabet Murders Part 2
Dozens of commuters see a young girl fleeing a car on the side of the expressway in Rochester, NY, but no one pulls over to help. The community is devastated when her body is discovered just days later, but it’s assumed to be a tragic but isolated incident. But when more young girls go missing…only to have their bodies discovered within days in a similar manner…the community must ask: is a serial killer stalking the streets of Rochester? And is he choosing his victims based on a seemingly random characteristic? * If you have any information relating to any of these cases, please contact the New York State Police Department at (585) 398-4100, or email them at * Check out _Alphabet Killer: The True Story of the Double Initial Murders__ _by Cheri Farnsworth. * Check out _Nightmare in Rochester: The Double Initial Murders_ by Michael Benson. And be sure to listen to CONSPIRACY: North Fox Island & The Oakland County Child Killer Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already! * For more information about or to donate to Season of Justice, please visit Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: You can learn more about The Good segment and even submit a story of your own by visiting The Good page on our website! Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit to view the current membership options and policies. Don’t miss out on all things Crime Junkie! * Instagram: @crimejunkiepodcast | @audiochuck * Twitter: @CrimeJunkiePod | @audiochuck * TikTok: @crimejunkiepodcast * Facebook: /CrimeJunkiePodcast | /audiochuckllc Crime Junkie is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. * Instagram: @ashleyflowers | @britprawat * Twitter: @Ash_Flowers | @britprawat * TikTok: @ashleyflowerscrimejunkie * Facebook: /AshleyFlowers.AF Text Ashley at +1 (317) 733-7485 to talk all things true crime, get behind the scenes updates, random photos of Chuck, and more!
49 min
Planet Money
Planet Money
A controversial idea at the heart of Bidenomics
Réka Juhász is a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, and she studies what's known as industrial policy. That's the general term for whenever the government tries to promote specific sectors of the economy. The idea is that they might be able to supercharge growth by giving money to certain kinds of businesses, or by putting up trade barriers to protect certain industries. Economists have long been against it. Industrial policy has been called a "taboo" subject, and "one of the most toxic phrases" in economics. The mainstream view has been that industrial policy is inefficient, even harmful. For a long time, politicians largely accepted that view. But in the past several years, countries have started to embrace industrial policy—most notably in the United States. Under President Biden, the U.S. is set to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on industrial policy, to fund things like microchip manufacturing and clean energy projects. It's one of the most ambitious tests of industrial policy in U.S. history. And the billion dollar question is ... will it work? On today's show, Réka takes us on a fun, nerdy journey to explain the theory behind industrial policy, why it's so controversial, and where President Biden's big experiment might be headed. Help support Planet Money and get bonus episodes by subscribing to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy
26 min
Behind the Bastards
Behind the Bastards
Cool Zone Media
Part One: TB Joshua: The Evangelical Pastor Who Built His Own Hell
Robert sits down with Miles Gray to talk about TB Joshua, a Nigerian pastor whose cult trapped people from all over the world in a literal physical hell of his own design. (2 Part Series) Sources: See for privacy information.
1 hr 6 min
The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
Your Questions on Open Conventions, a Gaza Schism and Biden’s Chances
We received thousands of questions in response to last week’s audio essay arguing that Democrats should consider choosing a candidate at August’s D.N.C. convention. Among them: Is there any chance Joe Biden would actually step down? Would an open convention be undemocratic? Is there another candidate who can bridge the progressive and moderate divide in the party? Doesn’t polling show other candidates losing to Donald Trump by even larger margins? Would a convention process leave Democrats enough time to mount a real general election campaign? In this conversation, I’m joined by our senior editor Claire Gordon to answer these questions and many more. Mentioned: “Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden” by Ezra Klein “Here’s How an Open Democratic Convention Would Work” with Elaine Kamarck on The Ezra Klein Show Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at This episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” was produced by Annie Galvin. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris, with Mary Marge Locker. Our senior engineer is Jeff Geld, with additional mixing from Efim Shapiro. Our senior editor is Claire Gordon. The show’s production team also includes Rollin Hu and Kristin Lin. Original music by Isaac Jones. Audience strategy by Kristina Samulewski and Shannon Busta. The executive producer of New York Times Opinion Audio is Annie-Rose Strasser. And special thanks to Sonia Herrero.
51 min
Morbid Network | Wondery
Episode 541: The Unsolved Murder of Georgette Bauerdorf
On the morning of October 12, 1944, Lulu Atwood arrived at the El Palacio Apartments in West Hollywood, where she worked cleaning apartments for wealthy and celebrity clients. When Lulu reached the apartment of twenty-year-old Georgette Bauerdorf, she called out and when she got no reply, she entered the apartment to begin her work. Inside, Lulu could hear the water running in the bathtub upstairs, and when she made her way to the second-floor bathroom, she found the dead body of Georgette Bauerdorf half-submerged in the water. As a well-known socialite and the prominent daughter of a wealthy oil tycoon, Georgette’s untimely death surprised the Los Angeles society circles in which she moved. But when her death was officially labeled a murder, and one with sexual overtones, their surprise turned to shock and dismay—who would have wanted to kill Georgette Bauerdorf and why? As a member of Hollywood’s elite class, Georgette Bauerdorf’s murder dominated the headlines of Los Angeles papers for weeks, but when the leads dried up just a few weeks later and no new suspects were identified, the case went cold and by the end of the year the investigation was essentially shelved. Once considered alongside the Black Dahlia as one of Los Angeles’ most notorious unsolved murders, today the story of Georgette Bauerdorf has now all but faded from public memory, making it unlikely the mystery will ever be solved.  Thank you to David White, of The Bring Me the Axe Podcast, for research! References Buffalo Evening News. 1944. "Murder theory studied in death of wealthy girl." Buffalo Evening News, October 13: 1. Dowd, Katie. 2021. "A California oil heiress was strangled in her apartment. Who got away with murder?" SF Gate, November 28. Foster, Ernest. 1944. "Heiress found dead in bathtub mystery." Daily News, October 13: 224. Los Angeles Times. 1944. "Evidence shows heiress waged terrific fight." Los Angeles Times, October 15: 3. —. 1944. "Ex-soldiers tale of killing heiress here discounted." Los Angeles Times, December 29: 6. —. 1944. "Girl mystery death laid to attacker." Los Angeles Times, October 14: 1. —. 1944. "Girl mystery death laid to attacker." Los Angeles Times, October 14: 1. —. 1945. "Note professing Bauerdorf girl slaying knowledge pondered." Los Angeles Times, September 21: 2. —. 1944. "Oil heiress death clues valueless, deputies say." Los Angeles Times, October 17: 5. —. 1945. "Self-appointed sleuth held in heiress' death." Los Angeles Times, September 25: 2. —. 1944. "Tale of killing heiress here false, ex-soldier concedes." Los Angeles Times, December 30: 11. New York Times. 1944. "Miss Bauerdorf, oil man's daughter, slain by strangler in her Hollywood apartment." New York Times, October 14: 15. San Francisco Examiner . 1944. "Heiress' generosity believed to have led to her murder ." San Francisco Examiner , October 15: 3. San Francisco Examiner. 1944. "Hollywood girl believed strangled far from home." San Francisco Examiner, October 20: 3. —. 1944. "New theory in girl slaying." San Francisco Examiner, October 27: 15. —. 1944. "Police reject confession." San Francisco Examiner, December 30: 24. —. 1944. "Slaying of Oil Heiress in Hollywood confessed." San Francisco Examiner, December 29: 3. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
52 min
WNYC Studios
G: The World's Smartest Animal
This episode begins with a rant. This rant, in particular, comes from Dan Engber - a science writer who loves animals but despises animal intelligence research. Dan told us that so much of the way we study animals involves tests that we think show a human is smart ... not the animals we intend to study. Dan’s rant got us thinking: What is the smartest animal in the world? And if we threw out our human intelligence rubric, is there a fair way to figure it out? Obviously, there is. And it’s a live game show, judged by Jad, Robert … and a dog. The last episode of G, our series on intelligence, was recorded as a live show back in May 2019 at the Greene Space in New York City and now we’re sharing that game show with you, again. Two science writers, Dan Engber and Laurel Braitman, and two comedians, Tracy Clayton and Jordan Mendoza, compete against one another to find the world’s smartest animal. They treated us to a series of funny, delightful stories about unexpectedly smart animals and helped us shift the way we think about intelligence across all the animals - including us. _Special thanks to Bill Berloni and Macy (the dog) and everyone at The Greene Space._ EPISODE CITATIONS: Podcasts: If you want to listen to more of the RADIOLAB G SERIES, CLICK HERE ( Videos: Check out the video of our live event here!_ (_ _Our newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. __Sign up__ (!_ _Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of __The Lab__ ( today._ _Follow our show on __Instagram__, __Twitter__ and __Facebook__ @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing __radiolab@wnyc.org__._ _Leadership support for Radiolab’s science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation._
50 min
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