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The Piketon Massacre

English, Investigative journalism, 5 seasons, 89 episodes, 1 day, 15 hours, 46 minutes
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The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capitol murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County? 
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Introducing: Cold Blooded

Hi, Idaho Massacre 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, Idaho massacre 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, Idaho Massacre 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, Idaho Massacre 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, Idaho Massacre 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, Idaho Massacre 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: Burden of Guilt

Burden of Guilt is an emotionally harrowing audio docu-series that tells the story of Tracyraquel Berns, a woman who has spent four decades at the center of one of the most bizarre and disturbing criminal cases in American History – surrounding the devastating and mysterious death of her baby brother. This podcast explores Tracyraquel’s pursuit for justice and her journey to confront the burden of guilt she has carried with her for the majority of her life. Listen to Burden of Guilt on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-burden-of-guilt-125035763/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/21/20231 minute, 55 seconds
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Introducing: True Crimes with John & Deanna

In 2019, Netflix’s true crime docuseries Don’t F*** With Cats became a sensation. With millions of views, feline and crime fans alike propelled the series to become one of the year’s most streamed true crime documentaries. Now, the amateur investigators who cracked the case, Deanna Thompson and John Green are teaming back up to tackle new unsolved crimes. Over the course of each season, the duo uses their investigative prowess to bring justice to cases across the country. Working with victims’ loved ones, law enforcement, forensic specialists, and other experts, Deanna and John prove that while you don’t want to F with cats, you don’t want to F with them either. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/20231 minute, 4 seconds
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Introducing: The Idaho Massacre

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8/2/20231 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: Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult

Hi, The Piketon Massacre 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, Piketon Massacre  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.
5/25/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Introducing: The Piketon Massacre

On the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Piketon, Ohio - eight members of the Rhoden family were viciously murdered execution style in their homes. Two years later in 2018, their neighbors, the Wagners, were arrested and charged with committing the largest massacre in Ohio’s history. Shocked by the arrests, this once close-knit and religious community remains divided and unable to cope. Was a respected and reputable Piketon family responsible for this unimaginable murder spree? Our team will examine the deep ties that connected both families. We’ll examine the evidence and possible motives for the crimes. For the first time we’ll speak with townspeople, psychological experts, respected investigators, friends and members of both families. Are the Wagners responsible for the murders, and if convicted, will they be executed? Or is it possible that there is still a murderer at large waiting to kill again? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/20201 minute, 6 seconds