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Hit Man

English, Old Time Radio, 2 seasons, 29 episodes, 7 hours, 38 minutes
About
In 1983, Paladin Press, a fringe publisher, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who went by the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer— where to find employment, how much to charge...and how to get away with murder. Ten years later, Tiffani Horn’s mother, 8-year-old brother, and a close family friend were found murdered. The exhaustive investigation involved multi-state surveillance and wiretaps, but it wasn’t until detectives stumbled upon Hit Man that they suddenly had what they called a blueprint for the murders. Hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris.
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Introducing: The Girlfriends: Our Lost Sister

In Season 1, The Girlfriends told the story of how a group of incredible women came together to bring down one bad ex-boyfriend and seek justice for the murder of Gail Katz. But there’s one part of that story that’s still a mystery. During the investigation into Gail’s case, a torso washed up on Staten Island and was misidentified as Gail. Nobody knows her name or what happened to her after she was ruled out from the case. In Season 2, the amateur ladies detective club are back with a new mission: to uncover the identity of this woman and finally find Our Lost Sister. Listen here and subscribe to The Girlfriends: Our Lost Sister on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/20241 minute, 21 seconds
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Introducing Cold Blooded

Hi, Hit Man listeners! iHeartPodcasts has geared up for a riveting new podcast called Cold Blooded hosted by Scott Weinberger! With a smile and optimism that epitomizes South Florida in the 1980s, Billy Halpern is the last person anyone expects to find brutally murdered. Six months after his body is found, throat slit ear-to-ear in a professional execution-style hit, the investigation goes cold. When his best friend and girlfriend turn up dead, investigators realize Billy might have been caught up in a larger scheme involving the city's most dangerous criminals. Tune in to this top-tier true crime story, but don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself! Show Description: With a smile and optimism that epitomizes South Florida in the 1980s, Billy Halpern is the last person anyone expects to find brutally murdered. Six months after his body is found, throat slit ear-to-ear in a professional execution-style hit, the investigation goes cold. When his best friend and girlfriend turn up dead, investigators realize Billy might have been caught up in a larger scheme involving the city's most dangerous criminals, local wise guy and mob associate Bert Christie and decorated ex-cop Gil Fernandez.  Despite circumstantial evidence tying a growing list of crimes back to Christie and Fernandez, the murders go unsolved for years. Decades later, investigative journalist and former cop Scott Weinberger and Detective Danny Smith agree to work together to solve this murder mystery. Ultimately, this yearlong investigation will expose the true motive behind this killing spree and uncover new evidence including the DNA of the killer. Justice for Billy Halpern is just a listen-away.  Listen to Cold Blooded on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/20242 minutes, 51 seconds
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Introducing - Paper Ghosts Season 4 The Ozarks

Hi, Hit Man fans! Listen to Paper Ghosts Season 4 hosted by M. William Phelps! It’s the dead of summer, 1989, in the heart of the Ozarks. An 18-year-old woman goes missing from Bella Vista, Arkansas. As the search moves forward, several suspects emerge. Then… a body is found not far from the Missouri border, and a homicide investigation begins. Tune in to this top-tier true crime story, but don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself!   Show Description: It’s the dead of summer, 1989, in the heart of the Ozarks. An 18-year-old woman goes missing from Bella Vista, Arkansas. As the search moves forward, several suspects emerge. Then… a body is found not far from the Missouri border, and a homicide investigation begins. Soon, a second body is discovered nearby. What was a mystery transforms into the hunt for a possible serial killer stalking young women throughout the Ozarks. M. William Phelps digs in nearly 35 years later and begins to understand that things aren’t always what they seem.     Listen to Paper Ghosts on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/20243 minutes, 21 seconds
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Introducing Hello, John Doe

Hi, Hit Man fans! Check out the self-taught detective, who for 20 years was the go-to guy for the US Department of Justice to reunite unclaimed and unidentified dead bodies with their loved ones. In this ten-episode narrative series, Todd Matthews tells the story of a family torn apart by tragedy and his quest to bring them back together. Hello, John Doe is a winding, poignant tale that explores what it means to be lost and found.   About Hello, John Doe: At age 45, Steve Patterson made a shocking online discovery: his own missing person’s page. Desperate to uncover why he had been included on the list, Steve called Todd Matthews, a missing persons investigator, in search of answers. Together, Todd and Steve discover a sordid family past that includes long-lost relatives, kidnappings, and murders. It turns out that Steve was presumed dead because, around the time he was born, his biological mother had married a serial killer who tore their family apart. Along the way, Steve would have to make sense of a personal story with more twists and turns than he’d ever imagined. In this ten-episode narrative series, Todd Matthews, an amateur sleuth from Tennessee, tells the story of a family torn apart by tragedy and his quest to bring them back together. From Revelations Entertainment, First and Last Productions, and Neon Hum Media, "Hello John Doe" is a winding, poignant tale that explores what it means to be lost and found. Listen to Hello, John Doe now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Introducing: Murder 101

In a small Tennessee town, a local serial killer was caught by the most unlikely investigators: A group of high school students, led by their teacher, Alex Campbell. Throughout the course of one school semester, the class pieced together a 30-year-old mystery and identified the killer behind at least six brutal murders. Shockingly, while the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations publicly agrees with their theory, no charges have been filed against the murderer. While some sleuthing students already have graduated, they, along with a fresh crop of current high schoolers, still want to finish the assignment, once and for all.  Listen here or on the iHeartRadio app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/10/202452 seconds
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Introducing: True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here

Hi, Hit Man Fans! We want to share a new true crime podcast hosted by Hilarie Burton Morgan that we think you'll love... About the show: The tight knit fabric of a small town can be torn apart when a violent crime happens. Join host and advocate Hilarie Burton Morgan in the companion podcast to SundanceTV's powerful true crime documentary series, "It Couldn’t Happen Here." Along with key crew from the TV series as her co-hosts, Burton Morgan will dive deeper into the cases covered on the show featuring never before heard archive and a behind the scenes lens of how the team tackles these head-scratching and heart-breaking stories. "It Couldn’t Happen Here" encourages everyone to get curious, get involved, and ask how can I help when it appears the system has failed? After listening to this podcast, you'll find yourself thinking twice about our series title: "It Couldn't Happen Here". It can, and it does, more than you would think. For more information on the cases we cover or if you have a case you’d like us to tackle, please follow our advocacy work on @ICHHstories on Instagram and Twitter Listen here and subscribe to True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/20231 minute, 9 seconds
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Introducing: The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told

The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told is an anthology podcast series of the most layered and engrossing true crime stories about female killers, cops, scientists, lawyers, scammers, activists, and more. Hosted by true crime writer, Mary Kay McBrayer, this podcast tells the stories in which women aren’t narrowly defined as victims, but instead are the protagonists. Listen to The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-the-greatest-true-crime-s-128412643/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/5/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Introducing: Talking to Death with Payne Lindsey

Hi, Hit Man fans! Tenderfoot TV and iHeartPodcasts have teamed up for another exciting podcast called Talking to Death, hosted by Up and Vanished creator Payne Lindsey. Since you love this show, we think you'll like this one too. Don't just take our word for it, though. Check out this trailer and start listening today! Show Description: Up and Vanished host and creator Payne Lindsey wants to talk you to death in his first “true crime” talk show (that may or may not actually be about true crime). Pull up a chair as Payne and guests talk about all things crime, life, mystery, and fun. From Tenderfoot TV and iHeartRadio comes a new weekly series, Talking to Death. Take a listen… odds are, you won’t die. Listen to Talking to Death on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/15/202355 seconds
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Introducing: What Happened to Libby Caswell

Hi, Hit Man fans! iHeartPodcasts is pleased to introduce the second installment of the "What Happened to" series, which covers the tragic story of Libby Caswell. You can expect host Melissa Jeltsen's same in-depth, thorough reporting and exceptional storytelling in each episode of "What Happened to Libby Caswell," starting on November 2nd. Here's a peek into the season, so check it out and start listening to Libby's story today! Show Description: In 2017, Libby Caswell was found dead in a motel room in Independence, Missouri. Police quickly ruled her death a suicide. But her mother Cindy thinks she was murdered — and she believes she has proof the crime scene was staged. Award-winning investigative reporter Melissa Jeltsen dives deep into Libby’s final days, finding new evidence that unravels the official story and threatens to implicate more than just those in the motel room that day. In her search for answers, Jeltsen exposes the web of failures that left Libby vulnerable and explores how her story fits into one of America’s most deadly epidemics. Listen to What Happened to Libby Caswell on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/2/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Introducing- Erased: The Murder of Elma Sands

Twenty-two-year-old Elma Sands is found murdered in a Manhattan well on January 2, 1800. Her lover, wealthy and well-connected Levi Weeks, is accused of the barbaric offense. Weeks brings in the nation’s best legal defense team – none other than Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr – to clear his name while a pandemic-stricken New York City buzzes with scandal. This six-episode true story unfolds over the unbelievable two-day trial that laid the sexist roots of today’s justice system. Through flashbacks and testimony recreated in modernized language and narrated by Allison Flom, Erased: The Murder of Elma Sands investigates history’s chronic erasure of women and highlights the toils of Catherine Ring, a 27-year-old Quaker woman who took on the nation’s best legal team to preserve her cousin Elma’s name.   Starring & executive produced by Allison Williams (Get Out, Girls) as Catherine Ring, Tony Goldwyn (Scandal, Ghost) as Alexander Hamilton, Barry Scheck (Innocence Project founder) as Aaron Burr and Jason Flom (Wrongful Conviction) as Judge John Lansing. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/20232 minutes, 21 seconds
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Introducing: Unrestorable

Hi, Hit Man fans! Listen to Unrestorable hosted by Beth Karas and Sarah Treleaven! A new Truecrime podcast that takes us into the wild murder trial of Catherine Hoggle. Catherine has been found not competent to stand trial for the 2014 murders of her children. On the verge of release, is it possible she’s been faking it all along?. Don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself!   Listen to Unrestorable on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/4/20232 minutes, 45 seconds
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Introducing: Earwitness

One July night in 1995, Deputy Sheriff William G. Hardy was shot behind the Crown Sterling Suites hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. At the same time as the murder, at least 10 people saw Toforest Johnson four miles away at a popular nightclub called Tee's Place. But detectives zeroed in on him as a main suspect in Deputy Hardy’s murder anyway, ultimately resulting in Toforest being tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. For over a quarter century, Toforest has been confined to a 5’ by 8’ cell on Alabama’s death row.   In 2019, investigative journalist Beth Shelburne began covering the case, going down a disturbing rabbit hole revealing many unsettling facts that cast grave doubts about Toforest’s guilt. The facts she found tear at the very foundation of the American criminal justice system: No eyewitnesses or physical evidence tied Toforest to the murder; the state tried to convict a different man for the same crime; and perhaps most disturbing of all, Toforest’s conviction relied on an "earwitness" – a woman who claimed to have eavesdropped on an incriminating phone call, a woman whom prosecutors paid for her testimony, in secret. That payment was not disclosed to the jury, Toforest, or his lawyers until after he had been on death row for 17 years.   From the team behind the award-winning hit podcast Bone Valley, Lava for Good’s Earwitness is an eight-episode docuseries that asks the question, “How did an innocent man end up on death row — and why is the state still trying to execute him over the objection of the prosecutor who put him there?” Shelburne’s unprecedented access to key players—the lead detective, lead prosecutor, witnesses, jurors, and the earwitness herself—illuminate a story filled with disturbing twists, frustrating ambiguities, and shocking admissions. The story of Toforest Johnson and the state's enthusiasm for the death penalty in the face of such troubling evidentiary flaws brings to light the failings of a criminal justice system run amok. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/19/20232 minutes, 41 seconds
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Introducing: The Idaho Massacre

On November 13, 2022, four students from the University of Idaho are brutally stabbed to death in an off-campus house. After a lengthy investigation and cross-country manhunt, a Ph.D. student from a neighboring university is charged with the crimes. As it turns out, the 28-year-old was majoring in criminology, studying the behavior of killers like the ones he would later be accused of becoming. Did he use his skills to become a real-life Dexter? Were the Idaho victims his first, or was a serial killer hiding in the midst? The producers of The Piketon Massacre explore all sides of the shocking crime in pursuit of the truth. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/20231 minute, 38 seconds
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Introducing: The Girlfriends

It’s 1995 and Carole Fisher is a high-flying divorcee looking for love in Las Vegas. It’s slim pickings in the medical community she works in. But then Bob comes to town. Bob Bierenbaum is a plastic surgeon who flies planes and speaks several languages. Her mom loves that he’s Jewish - but there’s something off about him. He’s perfect on paper but he’s quick to anger and he never talks about his ex-wife. Who, it turns out, is missing and presumed dead. After Carole and Bob break up she tells her friend Mindy all about Bob’s wife and his bizarre behavior. You see, Mindy dated Bob too, in fact a lot of women in Vegas dated Bob and they all have their own strange stories to tell. Before too long they form a club dedicated to bitching about Bob, eating noodles and figuring out what happened to his wife, Gail. In this riveting nine part series, Carole Fisher uncovers the truth of Gail Katz’s death, the systems that failed her and all the girlfriends that brought her justice. Listen to The Girlfriends on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-the-girlfriends-118226591/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/20232 minutes, 48 seconds
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Introducing: Sad Oligarch

Hi, Hit Man Fans! Take a listen to the trailer for Sad Oligarch - an investigative podcast series that looks into the many Russian oligarch deaths of 2022. About the show: Since January 2022, more than a dozen of Russia's wealthiest businessmen have been found dead. One was poisoned with frog venom. One was found hanged on a handrail with his wife and children killed with an axe. Several fell out of high windows. Most of the deaths are suspicious. Russia says most of them were coincidental suicides resulting from depression. We have a theory though that something much darker is afoot.  Sad Oligarch is a modern true crime style investigative podcast series that looks into the many Russian oligarch deaths of 2022, unravelling a dark tale of Kremlin corruption and Russian political influence across the world. Listen here and subscribe to Sad Oligarch on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/14/20231 minute, 46 seconds
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Introducing: Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult

Hi, Hit Man fans! Dive into how South African cult leader Cecilia Steyn leads her followers to kill 11 innocent people over the course of four years. Join host and filmmaker Kurt Kubicek as he travels to Krugersdorp, SA - a small mining town rocked by these brutal serial murders. Listen to Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! About Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult: Serial Cult murders in South Africa bring on a deep, winding, decade-long investigation to uncover the criminal mastermind of Cecelia Steyn and those who followed her. She has been dubbed “The Charles Manson of South Africa.” Complete with corrupt cover-ups by police that would cost the lives of many, this cult case unravels itself to reveal dark truths about the cost of belonging and the nature of free will.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/20232 minutes, 26 seconds
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Introducing: Freeway Phantom

Hi, Hit Man fans! We're excited about the newest TenderfootTV podcast, Freeway Phantom. Since you enjoyed our show, we think you won't want to miss this important story. You don't have to only take our word for it, though. Check out the trailer to decide if Freeway Phantom is your next true-crime obsession! Show Description: Between 1971 and 1972, six black girls went missing in the Washington D.C. area. Their bodies were discarded alongside DC freeways. And their killer was never found. The media dubbed him “The Freeway Phantom.” From iHeartRadio and Tenderfoot TV, a new podcast reinvestigates the 50-year-old unsolved murders of these young girls. Journalist and Public Radio veteran Celeste Headlee (NPR, PBS, TEDx) examines old case files and interviews the investigators and family members who are still haunted by these killings. Headlee will ask the questions: Why didn’t these murders make the news headlines? Did law enforcement do enough to solve these crimes? And how do racial disparities impact these types of investigations, past and present? Plus, we’ll explore new evidence which may crack the cold case wide open again. Listen to Freeway Phantom on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/20232 minutes, 3 seconds