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True Crime All The Time

True Crime All The Time

Emash Digital / Wondery

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Hosts Mike Ferguson and Mike Gibson guide you through the most interesting true crime stories. This is a true crime podcast that spares none of the details and delves into what makes these killers tick. Join us for a good mix of lesser known cases as well as our take on what we call the "Big Timers". We don't take ourselves too seriously but we take true crime very seriously.

Latest Episodes

Susan Polk

ESusan Polk was convicted of murdering her husband of 20 years, respected psychologist, Felix Polk in 2002. Susan claimed that the killing was self-defense but the prosecution argued that she killed Felix for money and custody of her children because of a contentious divorce. The two were married for 20 years and had 3 children together at the time of the murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Susan Polk. Everything about this case is the stuff that tabloids thrive off. The pair met when Susan was just a teenager and a patient of Dr. Polk. He later divorced his wife to marry Susan. She would later claim that Felix drugged and raped her as a teenager while she was under his care. Susan's trial was sensationalized by the media as she defended herself and made some outrageous claims, leading many to question her mental health. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

68 MIN3 d ago
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Susan Polk

The Lillelid Murders

EIn 1997, the Lillelid family was on their way home from a Jehovah's Witness retreat in Johnson City, Tennessee. Vidar, Delphina, and their two children, 6-year-old Tabitha and 2-year-old Peter stopped at a rest area to picnic. That's where they encountered a group of six young people who were travelling, trying to leave their lives in their small Kentucky town behind. When the two groups met, it started a chain of events that ended in murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the brutal and senseless murders of the Lillelid family. The group of six from Kentucky were led by an 18-year-old named Natasha Cornett. Natasha had a troubled life and became fascinated with the occult, vampire role-playing games, and the drinking of blood. Many of the others in the group followed her actions. But, how did a chance meeting between this group and a family of four end up in murder? And, who within the group actually fired the shots that killed 3 of the 4 Lillelid family members? You can suppo...

73 MIN1 w ago
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The Lillelid Murders

Steven Colver and Tylar Witt

E19-year-old Steven Colver and 14-year-old Tylar Witt became lovers despite their age difference. But, when Tylar's mother Joanne began a campaign to keep them apart, the pair made the decision that to be together they had to murder Joanne. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murder of Joanne Witt committed by Steven Colver and Tylar Witt. Colver and Witt went to great lengths to keep their relationship a secret. But, from the very beginning, they were determined to be together forever. And, they were willing to go to any length to make that a reality. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

77 MIN2 w ago
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Steven Colver and Tylar Witt

Daniel Eugene Remeta

EBy 1985, Daniel Remeta was a 27-year-old man who had spent the majority of his life incarcerated. He had been jailed numerous times and had done two different stints in prison. He was facing an arraignment for a destruction of property charge when he decided to skip town with his 18-year-old girlfriend and another friend. What transpired was a multi-state crime spree in which Remeta murdered five people. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Daniel Remeta. He knew he was about ready to go back to prison and that was something he couldn't have. Remeta chose to fund his short time on the run by robbing a number of businesses. The question is why did he choose to kill? Daniel even picked up a hitchhiker while on the run who became embroiled in his crime spree. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

71 MIN3 w ago
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Daniel Eugene Remeta

James Parker and Robert Tulloch

E16-year-old James Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch were friends who were bored with life in their small town of Chelsea, VT. They began to scheme and plan on ways to get to Australia. Eventually, those plans turned to crime and evolved into murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the crimes of Parker and Tulloch. How did these two kids come to the determination that they were willing to do anything, including committing murder, to escape their small town life? A plan to worm their way into homes, force the homeowners to give up their ATM cards and their pins, led them to encounter Half and Susanne Zantop. The Zantops were beloved professors at Dartmouth and their senseless murders affected many people. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

66 MINJUL 13
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James Parker and Robert Tulloch

Joseph Christopher

EJoseph Christopher went on a killing spree in 1980 around the Buffalo, New York area that caused the press to dub him the ".22 Caliber Killer." Christopher's murders were racially motivated and he targeted black males. But, he varied his M.O. up so much that police weren't sure how many murderers they were chasing and it caused the media to throw out other names such as the Midtown Slasher and the Huntsman. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Joseph Christopher. What happened during this man's life to cause him to begin targeting black males for death. There is a mental illness aspect to Christopher's story as he was turned away from a medical health facility just weeks before his murder spree began. He has said in interviews that he murdered 13 people in total but many believe the number could be even higher. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

64 MINJUL 6
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Joseph Christopher

John Rodney McRae

EJohn McRae's committed his first murder when he was only 15. He murdered an 8-year-old boy in his neighborhood. He was convicted of the murder and sent away to prison for life. It was thought that, after 20 years, he was rehabilitated and he was set free. That decision would prove disastrous. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of John McCrae. John went on to commit additional crimes, some for which he was ultimately convicted. He is thought to be responsible for a number of disappearances of young boys in Florida. There are many years where John seemingly committed no crimes. Is that possible for a predator like McRae? Or, was he just able to get away with his crimes and stay off police radar? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

59 MINJUN 29
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John Rodney McRae

Rod Ferrell

EBy 1996, 16-year-old Rod Ferrell was the leader of a vampire clan in Murray, Kentucky. He began telling everyone that he was a 500-year-old vampire. When his female friend in Florida began complaining about her family, Rod devised a plan to rescue her. But somewhere along the way, the plan changed to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Rod Ferrell. Rod, along with fellow teenagers Scott Anderson, Dana Cooper, and Charity Keesee, drove to Florida to rescue 15-year-old Heather Wendorf. On Nov 25, 1996, Richard and Ruth Wendorf were murdered. How did this vampire clan, which started out as a role-playing game, evolve into murder? Did Heather Wendorf know that when the group rolled into town, they were planning to murder her parents? And, how did 16-year-old Rod Ferrell rise to cult-like status within the group and get others to follow his lead? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

75 MINJUN 22
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Rod Ferrell

Steven Ray Thacker

ESteven Ray Thacker had a fear of rejection and abandonment. He suffered quite a bit of it during his childhood. He turned to drugs and alcohol and racked up a long rap sheet by the time he was in his twenties. After one stint in prison, he met and fell in love with a woman who had two children. Thacker now had a ready made family and he craved their attention and approval. But, when he lost his job, and couldn't provide for them, he made a fateful decision that would lead him to commit three murders in three different states. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Steven Ray Thacker. Thacker's killing spree began just before Christmas 1999 when he feared that he wouldn't be able to provide the Christmas that his family deserved. Was it the fear of rejection and abandonment of his new family that drove him to rob and commit murder? What part did his diagnosed mental illness, for which he refused to take his prescribed medication, play into his decision making? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

78 MINJUN 15
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Steven Ray Thacker

Jean Harris

EIn 1980, Jean Harris shot and killed her lover Herman Tarnower. She was arrested and charged with murder. The case made headline news all over because Jean was the headmistress at a prestigious school for girls and Tarnower was a cardiologist who co-authored the best-selling book, "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet Book". But what exactly happened that fateful night of March 10, 1980? Did Jean Harris commit murder or was Tarnower shot in a tragic accident? Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous case. Tarnower had become a household name after his best-selling diet book began filling household's all over the country. He and Jean had a 14-year relationship that ended in his death. What had gone so terribly wrong during that 14-year period? Jean's side of the story is that she was trying to end her life when Herman was shot accidentally after wrestling for the gun. But would a jury believe her? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

77 MINJUN 8
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Jean Harris

Latest Episodes

Susan Polk

ESusan Polk was convicted of murdering her husband of 20 years, respected psychologist, Felix Polk in 2002. Susan claimed that the killing was self-defense but the prosecution argued that she killed Felix for money and custody of her children because of a contentious divorce. The two were married for 20 years and had 3 children together at the time of the murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Susan Polk. Everything about this case is the stuff that tabloids thrive off. The pair met when Susan was just a teenager and a patient of Dr. Polk. He later divorced his wife to marry Susan. She would later claim that Felix drugged and raped her as a teenager while she was under his care. Susan's trial was sensationalized by the media as she defended herself and made some outrageous claims, leading many to question her mental health. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

68 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Susan Polk

The Lillelid Murders

EIn 1997, the Lillelid family was on their way home from a Jehovah's Witness retreat in Johnson City, Tennessee. Vidar, Delphina, and their two children, 6-year-old Tabitha and 2-year-old Peter stopped at a rest area to picnic. That's where they encountered a group of six young people who were travelling, trying to leave their lives in their small Kentucky town behind. When the two groups met, it started a chain of events that ended in murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the brutal and senseless murders of the Lillelid family. The group of six from Kentucky were led by an 18-year-old named Natasha Cornett. Natasha had a troubled life and became fascinated with the occult, vampire role-playing games, and the drinking of blood. Many of the others in the group followed her actions. But, how did a chance meeting between this group and a family of four end up in murder? And, who within the group actually fired the shots that killed 3 of the 4 Lillelid family members? You can suppo...

73 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Lillelid Murders

Steven Colver and Tylar Witt

E19-year-old Steven Colver and 14-year-old Tylar Witt became lovers despite their age difference. But, when Tylar's mother Joanne began a campaign to keep them apart, the pair made the decision that to be together they had to murder Joanne. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murder of Joanne Witt committed by Steven Colver and Tylar Witt. Colver and Witt went to great lengths to keep their relationship a secret. But, from the very beginning, they were determined to be together forever. And, they were willing to go to any length to make that a reality. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

77 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Steven Colver and Tylar Witt

Daniel Eugene Remeta

EBy 1985, Daniel Remeta was a 27-year-old man who had spent the majority of his life incarcerated. He had been jailed numerous times and had done two different stints in prison. He was facing an arraignment for a destruction of property charge when he decided to skip town with his 18-year-old girlfriend and another friend. What transpired was a multi-state crime spree in which Remeta murdered five people. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Daniel Remeta. He knew he was about ready to go back to prison and that was something he couldn't have. Remeta chose to fund his short time on the run by robbing a number of businesses. The question is why did he choose to kill? Daniel even picked up a hitchhiker while on the run who became embroiled in his crime spree. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

71 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Daniel Eugene Remeta

James Parker and Robert Tulloch

E16-year-old James Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch were friends who were bored with life in their small town of Chelsea, VT. They began to scheme and plan on ways to get to Australia. Eventually, those plans turned to crime and evolved into murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the crimes of Parker and Tulloch. How did these two kids come to the determination that they were willing to do anything, including committing murder, to escape their small town life? A plan to worm their way into homes, force the homeowners to give up their ATM cards and their pins, led them to encounter Half and Susanne Zantop. The Zantops were beloved professors at Dartmouth and their senseless murders affected many people. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

66 MINJUL 13
Comments
James Parker and Robert Tulloch

Joseph Christopher

EJoseph Christopher went on a killing spree in 1980 around the Buffalo, New York area that caused the press to dub him the ".22 Caliber Killer." Christopher's murders were racially motivated and he targeted black males. But, he varied his M.O. up so much that police weren't sure how many murderers they were chasing and it caused the media to throw out other names such as the Midtown Slasher and the Huntsman. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Joseph Christopher. What happened during this man's life to cause him to begin targeting black males for death. There is a mental illness aspect to Christopher's story as he was turned away from a medical health facility just weeks before his murder spree began. He has said in interviews that he murdered 13 people in total but many believe the number could be even higher. You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

64 MINJUL 6
Comments
Joseph Christopher

John Rodney McRae

EJohn McRae's committed his first murder when he was only 15. He murdered an 8-year-old boy in his neighborhood. He was convicted of the murder and sent away to prison for life. It was thought that, after 20 years, he was rehabilitated and he was set free. That decision would prove disastrous. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of John McCrae. John went on to commit additional crimes, some for which he was ultimately convicted. He is thought to be responsible for a number of disappearances of young boys in Florida. There are many years where John seemingly committed no crimes. Is that possible for a predator like McRae? Or, was he just able to get away with his crimes and stay off police radar? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

59 MINJUN 29
Comments
John Rodney McRae

Rod Ferrell

EBy 1996, 16-year-old Rod Ferrell was the leader of a vampire clan in Murray, Kentucky. He began telling everyone that he was a 500-year-old vampire. When his female friend in Florida began complaining about her family, Rod devised a plan to rescue her. But somewhere along the way, the plan changed to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Rod Ferrell. Rod, along with fellow teenagers Scott Anderson, Dana Cooper, and Charity Keesee, drove to Florida to rescue 15-year-old Heather Wendorf. On Nov 25, 1996, Richard and Ruth Wendorf were murdered. How did this vampire clan, which started out as a role-playing game, evolve into murder? Did Heather Wendorf know that when the group rolled into town, they were planning to murder her parents? And, how did 16-year-old Rod Ferrell rise to cult-like status within the group and get others to follow his lead? You can support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

75 MINJUN 22
Comments
Rod Ferrell

Steven Ray Thacker

ESteven Ray Thacker had a fear of rejection and abandonment. He suffered quite a bit of it during his childhood. He turned to drugs and alcohol and racked up a long rap sheet by the time he was in his twenties. After one stint in prison, he met and fell in love with a woman who had two children. Thacker now had a ready made family and he craved their attention and approval. But, when he lost his job, and couldn't provide for them, he made a fateful decision that would lead him to commit three murders in three different states. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Steven Ray Thacker. Thacker's killing spree began just before Christmas 1999 when he feared that he wouldn't be able to provide the Christmas that his family deserved. Was it the fear of rejection and abandonment of his new family that drove him to rob and commit murder? What part did his diagnosed mental illness, for which he refused to take his prescribed medication, play into his decision making? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

78 MINJUN 15
Comments
Steven Ray Thacker

Jean Harris

EIn 1980, Jean Harris shot and killed her lover Herman Tarnower. She was arrested and charged with murder. The case made headline news all over because Jean was the headmistress at a prestigious school for girls and Tarnower was a cardiologist who co-authored the best-selling book, "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet Book". But what exactly happened that fateful night of March 10, 1980? Did Jean Harris commit murder or was Tarnower shot in a tragic accident? Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this infamous case. Tarnower had become a household name after his best-selling diet book began filling household's all over the country. He and Jean had a 14-year relationship that ended in his death. What had gone so terribly wrong during that 14-year period? Jean's side of the story is that she was trying to end her life when Herman was shot accidentally after wrestling for the gun. But would a jury believe her? You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital Production

77 MINJUN 8
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Jean Harris

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