Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
SERIAL KILLER: The Alphabet Murders Part 1
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? This is Part 1 of 2. 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. Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit to view the current membership options and policies. Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: 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!
34 min
The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
Here’s How an Open Democratic Convention Would Work
Last week on the show, I argued that the Democrats should pick their nominee at the Democratic National Convention in August. It’s an idea that sounds novel but is really old-fashioned. This is how most presidential nominees have been picked in American history. All the machinery to do it is still there; we just stopped using it. But Democrats may need a Plan B this year. And the first step is recognizing they have one. Elaine Kamarck literally wrote the book on how we choose presidential candidates. It’s called “Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know About How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates.” She’s a senior fellow in governance studies and the founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution. But her background here isn’t just theory. It’s practice. She has worked on four presidential campaigns and 10 nominating conventions for both Democrats and Republicans. She’s also on the convention’s rules committee and has been a superdelegate at five Democratic conventions. It’s a fascinating conversation, even if you don’t think Democrats should attempt to select their nominee at the convention. The history here is rich, and it is, if nothing else, a reminder that the way we choose candidates now is not the way we have always done it and not the way we must always do it. Book Recommendations: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore H. White Quiet Revolution by Byron E. Shafer Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. 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 Kate Sinclair and Kristin Lin. Our senior engineer is Jeff Geld. Our senior editor is Claire Gordon. The show’s production team also includes Rollin Hu. 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.
1 hr 3 min
Morbid Network | Wondery
Episode 539: Ronald Dominique: The Bayou Strangler (Part 3)
(Part 3) In the spring of 2005, law enforcement officials in southern Louisiana had a growing number of murder victims they had begun to suspect were connected to an unidentified serial killer operating in the area. The victims were all men, mostly in their twenties and thirties, many had histories of drug and alcohol abuse or were known to police as sex-workers, and all had been strangled and dumped in secondary locations. Over the course of a decade, Ronald Dominique developed into one of the worst and most prolific serial killers in American history; yet his story and those of his victims remains largely unknown and ignored by the mainstream media.  Thank you to the Incredible Dave White of Bring Me the Axe & 99 Cent Renal Podcasts for research! References Alford, Jeremy. 2005. New information coming soon in local murders. August 24. Accessed March 29, 2023. Armstrong, Shell. 2007. Dominique pleads not guilty to 9 murders. January 17. Accessed March 29, 2023. Associated Press. 2005. "Man found in Lafource Parish was from Houma area." Abberville Meridional, May 3: 2. —. 2005. "Deaths od five south Lousiana men may be linked, police say." Shreveport Times, April 25: 12. —. 1999. "La. deaths may be work of serial killer." Shreveport Times, June 23: 5B. —. 2006. "Police look for links between serial suspect, priest's death." Shreveport Times, December 9: 22. —. 2006. "Arrest made in serial-killer investigation." Town Talk, December 2: 17. —. 2006. "Serial murder suspect was average Joe, says shelter residents." Town Talk, December 3: 8. DeSantis, John. 2006. Accused lived on the fringe of two worlds. December 4. Accessed March 26, 2023. Hunter, Michelle. 2006. "Serial-killer suspect confesses; Trysts led to rapes, strangling, cops told." Times-Picatune, December 6. L'observateur. 1999. Beaten teen’s body discovered in Kenner. October 26. Accessed March 27, 2023. —. 1999. Two deaths reclassified as murders in St. Charles Parish. Fdebruary 6. Accessed March 27, 2023. Morris, Robert. 2006. Mother protests dead son’s link to serial killer. June 19. Accessed March 26, 2023. Ramage, James. 2005. "Serial killer theory floats around cases." Shreveport Times, May 15: 1. Rosen, Fred. 2017. The Bayou Strangler. New York, NY: Open Road Media. —. 2018. Uncovering the Truth Behind One of the Bayou Strangler’s Victims. April 10. Accessed March 27, 2023. St. Charles Heral-Guide. 2006. Mother’s tears for son killed by serial madman Dominique. 12 06. Accessed March 27, 2023. The Daily Review. 2002. "Houma man's body found." Daily Review, October 17: 6. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
1 hr 6 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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