KILLER CULTS-Joyce and Stephen Singular
1 hr 3 min
What's scarier than a murderer? Someone with the charisma to compel others to kill for them . . . or to kill themselves. Meet these cult leaders--and get an inside look at their beliefs and how they controlled others.

Some cults, led by leaders like Charlie Manson, Jim Jones, and David Koresh, are notorious. But others are less well known, such as Shoko Asahara and his doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, who orchestrated the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Or Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret, who founded the Order of the Solar Temple, a doomsday cult that led to the death of 51 members by murder or suicide. Then there is Marshall Applewhite, leader of Heaven's Gate, who, along with 38 followers, killed themselves in the belief that the Hale-Bopp comet signaled the arrival of a spaceship that would transport them to a higher plane of existence. What makes cult leaders so compelling is their often-unfathomable power over their adherents. Why do people kill others or themselves for a questionable set of beliefs? Killer Cults tells the stories behind both famous and unfamiliar cults, and the people behind them. Across a series of profiles, we learn the jaw-dropping truth behind some of the most mystifying and deadly cults, and their leaders, all of whom led their followers down a dark, murderous path. KILLER CULTS: Stories of Charisma, Deceit, and Death-Joyce and Stephen Singular.
Trace Evidence
Trace Evidence
Steven Pacheco
138 - Littleton Bowling Alley Triple Homicide
***Sponsored by: SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Trace for a sixty day free trial and a FREE home security camera. Firstleaf! Visit TryFirstleaf.com/Trace for six bottles of wine for just $29.95 and free shipping!*** In late January, 2002, twenty-three year old Bobby Zajac, twenty-six year old Erin Golla and twenty-nine year old James Springer Jr were preparing to leave the AMF Broadway Bowling Lanes in Littleton, Colorado, when they were seized upon by an armed individual. After robbing the safe, the thief turned into a cold blooded killer, executing all three with a handgun. Moments later he casually walked out of the building, smirking to a witness waiting to pick up Erin before driving off into obscurity. For nearly twenty years police and the families have sought justice, though it has remained elusive. Was this a random robbery gone wrong? A planned attack? Was one of the victims an intended target or could this horrible crime be linked to another series of murders that happened just two months later? FB: https://www.facebook.com/TraceEvidencePod/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/traceevidencepod/ TW: https://twitter.com/TraceEvPod Visit https://www.trace-evidence.com for more information, case photos, contact information and more. Merch: https://traceevidence.threadless.com/ GetVokl: https://getvokl.com/channel/trace-evidence-1 (Weekly livestreams 7pm-8pm Eastern) Music Courtesy of: "Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Unresolved
Unresolved
Unresolved Productions
Teekah Lewis
"I turned my head for less than a minute and she was gone. Someone had to pick her up and run out the door." On the evening of January 23rd, 1999, two-year-old Teekah Lewis was abducted from the New Frontier Lanes bowling alley in Tacoma, WA. Teekah's family had been watching the child walk back-and-forth from the arcade just feet away from them, and in the 10-15 seconds that the child was unsupervised that night, she would disappear. Almost immediately, police suspected foul play. Within days, they had become reasonably certain that this was a rare case of stranger abduction... Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves Producers: Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Amy Hampton, Scott Meesey, Steven Wilson, Travis Scsepko, Scott Patzold, Marie Vanglund, Astrid Kneier, Aimee McGregor, Bryan Hall, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Marion Welsh, Seth Morgan, Jo Wong, Alyssa Lawton, Patrick Laakso, Kevin McCracken, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Michele Watson, Teunia Elzinga, Ryan Green, Dawn Kellar, Stephanie Joyner, gravityheadzero, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ruth Durbin, and Sally Ranford Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or Producer This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe. To save 30% on your home security order (and claim your free security camera) please head to https://simplisafe.com/unresolved and let them know Unresolved sent you.
43 min
MURDERISH
MURDERISH
Jami Rice
“Tricia Todd, Faith & Forgiveness” | MURDERISH Ep. 070
In April of 2016, Air Force veteran and hospice nurse Tricia Todd mysteriously vanished from a tranquil beachside town. The 33-year-old mother of one was vivacious, compassionate, and well-liked in her community. No one could ever imagine she would abandon her young daughter, and the notion of someone wanting to harm her was equally unfathomable. Years of secrecy obscured a daunting truth, one that wouldn’t be fully unveiled until it was much too late. Check us out: Visit Murderish.com for more info about the show and Creator/Host, Jami. The website also has links to buy MURDERISH merchandise and become a Patreon supporter. Patreon subscribers can get access to exclusive Patreon-only episodes. To sign up for Patreon perks, click “Go Behind the Scenes” on the website OR click here for a direct link to our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/Murderish . Let’s get social: @MurderishPod (Twitter), @MurderishPodcast (Instagram), search “Murderish” (Facebook). Midroll podcast promo: The Shattered Window. Subscribe! Want to advertise on this show? We’ve partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising requests. Click this link to get started advertising your brand, podcast, company etc. on MURDERISH https://www.advertisecast.com/MURDERISH . Production & Music: John & Jessica Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions (production), Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams (music). Research & Writing: Alison Schwartz. Remember, listening to this podcast doesn’t make you a murderer ...it just means you’re murder-ish.
42 min
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