Sword and Scale
Sword and Scale
Oct 17, 2020
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1 hr 13 min

On August 2nd, 2016, 30-year-old speech pathologist Karina Vetrano left her home to go for a late-afternoon jog through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, Queens. When she didn’t return, a lengthy police investigation and two murder trials would follow, revealing a strange motive rooted in misdirected anger and pure rage.

The Vanished Podcast
The Vanished Podcast
Wondery
Kianna Galvin
On May 6, 2016, 17-year-old Kianna Galvin told her sister that she was going to the park and left the family home in South Elgin, Illinois, on foot. Kianna did not go to the park but instead walked to the house of an acquaintance. Neighbors later reported that they saw Kianna going into the house, but she did not come out. Her cell phone died or was shut off several hours later, and she hasn’t been seen since. Kianna’s story is one full of unanswered questions, a quest for justice, and characters whose actions remain unexplained.  If you have any information about Kianna Galvin’s disappearance, please call the South Elgin Police Department at 630-232-8400. You can follow Kianna’s story on social media at Justice for Kianna.  This episode was sponsored by: Hunt A Killer- Go to HuntAKiller.com/VANISHED and use promo code VANISHED at check-out for 20% off. Babbel- Visit Babbel.com and use promo code VANISHED for three free months with a purchase of a three month subscription. Boll and Branch- Right now you can get $50 off any sheet set if you visit BollANDBranch.com and enter code VANISHED. Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevanished If you have a missing loved one that you would like to have featured on the show, please fill out our case submission form: http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/case-submission/. Follow The Vanished on social media at: Facebook Instagram Twitter
1 hr 8 min
Timesuck with Dan Cummins
Timesuck with Dan Cummins
Dan Cummins
220 - The Truck Stop Killer: Robert Ben Rhoades
Robert Ben Rhoades, born in 1945, started driving big rigs across America’s interstates and major highways in the mid-1970s, and he seemed to most like an unassuming and harmless trucker for the next fifteen-ish years. He wasn't. He was a monster. The Iowa native’s childhood had ended abruptly when his dad was arrested for an alarming crime and, after the way his father responded to this arrest, life seemed to spiral out of control for the man who would soon introduce himself to others as either “Dusty”, or, via is CB radio - “Whips and Chains.” Bob became a sexual sadist, obsessed with the fetish world of BDSM. Soon, he began to completely ignore the “fun and consensual” part of bondage and submission, pivoting from pleasure through pain to pleasure through rape, torture, and murder. The “Truck Stop Killer”  killed an estimated fifty-plus people between roughly 1975 and 1990, most of them young women and the occasional men they were traveling with. Bob overpowered young hitchhikers and sex workers in the sleeper cab of his truck, tying them up with BDSM chains and restraints, and then raping and torturing them for days, sometimes longer, in a mobile dungeon with nipple clamps, belts, chains, handcuffs, fish hooks and more. We explore Bob's crimes, the world of BDSM he was obsessed with, and more in today's true crime edition of Timesuck.  In honor of Veteran’s Day,  we made a Bad Magic Productions donation of $10,000 to https://veteransfoodpantry.org/.  Watch the Suck on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ydt4VBd_NSY Merch  - https://badmagicmerch.com/   Discord! https://discord.gg/tqzH89v COTC private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cultofthecurious/ For all merch related questions: https://badmagicmerch.com/pages/contact Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG and http://www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast Wanna become a Space Lizard? We're over 10,000 strong! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/timesuckpodcast  Sign up through Patreon and for $5 a month you get to listen to the Secret Suck, which will drop Thursdays at Noon, PST. You'll also get 20% off of all regular Timesuck merch PLUS access to exclusive Space Lizard merch. You get to vote on two Monday topics each month via the app. And you get the download link for my new comedy album, Feel the Heat. Check the Patreon posts to find out how to download the new album and take advantage of other benefits. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 54 min
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