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The Dating Game Killer

The Dating Game Killer

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In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

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Introducing The Dating Game Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show,The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life.He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer. Binge all six episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial atwonderyplus.com/datinggame

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Introducing The Dating Game Killer

Tali

EEight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala. Binge all episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggame Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

53 MINMAR 5
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Tali

Rehabilitated

EAfter being convicted of child molestation, Rodney Alcala becomes a model prisoner and works hard to convince the parole board he is no longer a threat. But when he is released less than two months later, he strikes again. Binge all episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggame Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell- Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

42 MINMAR 5
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Rehabilitated

Bachelor Number One

ERodney Alcala appears as a hopeful contestant on the popular TV show The Dating Game, attempting to win the heart of an eligible bachelorette. Soon after, he kills again, with disastrous consequences. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

42 MINMAR 11
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Bachelor Number One

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EAnother body is found, and one of the detectives on the case recognizes Rodney Alcala on a rerun episode of The Dating Game. As police close in, they begin to suspect they have a serial killer on their hands. Thank you to our sponsors: Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

41 MINMAR 18
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The Witness

EHoping for a not guilty decision, Rodney Alcala’s defense attorney plans to discredit the state’s main witness and keep Alcala’s prior criminal record out of court. But the mother of one of his victims has a plan of her own. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be! Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

53 MINMAR 25
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The Witness

The Alice’s Restaurant Defense

ERodney Alcala’s initial conviction and sentence are only the beginning of his time in court. What follows is a 30-year odyssey through the American judicial system. Will the families and friends of his victims ever receive justice? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be! Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

58 MINAPR 1
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The Alice’s Restaurant Defense

LA Serial Killers: A Conversation

EHost Tracy Pattin talks with retired LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza and true crime social historian Joan Renner about Rodney Alcala and other serial killers who operated in and around Los Angeles from the 1970s to the 1990s. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

49 MINAPR 8
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LA Serial Killers: A Conversation

Introducing The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

EThe Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek follows a world champion surfer as he pulls off the biggest jewel heist in American history. Things turndeadly as he is implicated in two murders afterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an even darkerstory. Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thesneak_dgk

5 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek
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Latest Episodes

Introducing The Dating Game Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show,The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life.He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer. Binge all six episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial atwonderyplus.com/datinggame

2 MINFEB 23
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Introducing The Dating Game Killer

Tali

EEight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala. Binge all episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggame Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

53 MINMAR 5
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Tali

Rehabilitated

EAfter being convicted of child molestation, Rodney Alcala becomes a model prisoner and works hard to convince the parole board he is no longer a threat. But when he is released less than two months later, he strikes again. Binge all episodes of The Dating Game Killer right now on Wondery+. Start your FREE trial at wonderyplus.com/datinggame Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell- Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

42 MINMAR 5
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Rehabilitated

Bachelor Number One

ERodney Alcala appears as a hopeful contestant on the popular TV show The Dating Game, attempting to win the heart of an eligible bachelorette. Soon after, he kills again, with disastrous consequences. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

42 MINMAR 11
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Bachelor Number One

Mile Marker 11

EAnother body is found, and one of the detectives on the case recognizes Rodney Alcala on a rerun episode of The Dating Game. As police close in, they begin to suspect they have a serial killer on their hands. Thank you to our sponsors: Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

41 MINMAR 18
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Mile Marker 11

The Witness

EHoping for a not guilty decision, Rodney Alcala’s defense attorney plans to discredit the state’s main witness and keep Alcala’s prior criminal record out of court. But the mother of one of his victims has a plan of her own. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be! Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

53 MINMAR 25
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The Witness

The Alice’s Restaurant Defense

ERodney Alcala’s initial conviction and sentence are only the beginning of his time in court. What follows is a 30-year odyssey through the American judicial system. Will the families and friends of his victims ever receive justice? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be! Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

58 MINAPR 1
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The Alice’s Restaurant Defense

LA Serial Killers: A Conversation

EHost Tracy Pattin talks with retired LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza and true crime social historian Joan Renner about Rodney Alcala and other serial killers who operated in and around Los Angeles from the 1970s to the 1990s. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends- Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go toBodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items. Simplisafe- Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

49 MINAPR 8
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LA Serial Killers: A Conversation

Introducing The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek

EThe Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek follows a world champion surfer as he pulls off the biggest jewel heist in American history. Things turndeadly as he is implicated in two murders afterwards. Interviews with him and his accomplices expose even more murders, and an even darkerstory. Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thesneak_dgk

5 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek
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