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Female Criminals

A weekly True Crime, History and Society podcast featuring Vanessa Richardson
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This season, “L” stands for love… and lawless… and lethal. Beginning February 1st, uncover history’s most infamous couples in this collection of episodes from across Parcast Network. Follow the misdeeds of married mafiosos. Enter the transgress
In the 1920s and ‘30s, two crime bosses dominated Sydney’s criminal underworld. Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine were queens of vice, building their empires on alcohol, cocaine, and sex. They were also fierce rivals. Learn more about your ad choices
Have you ever discovered something you wished you hadn’t? A secret… a lie… a crime, even? What if that discovery opened up a Pandora's box of corruption? Would you keep your mouth shut? Or take the risk, and blow the whistle? Whistleblowers is
In 2007, three years after Lisa Montgomery’s grisly crime, her trial began. What unfolded there, and in the decade following, put discussions of mental health, abuse, and the death penalty in the national spotlight. Learn more about your ad cho
In a gruesome 2004 crime, Lisa Montgomery strangled 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett before cutting her unborn child out of her. Montgomery’s own past was itself a trove of horror and abuse.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic
As we look ahead to the new year, we want to take one last chance to say thank you for the year that was — and present our "Best of 2021"! Please enjoy this episode from our fan-favorite podcast, Solved Murders. In August 1969, actress Sharon
On Christmas Eve nearly seventy years ago, Dorothy Martin and the Seekers stood outside in Chicago and sang carols. They were waiting for a spacecraft that would shepherd them away from Earth — and the impending apocalypse. In this Christmas Sp
By the end of 1979, Marie was facing a life behind bars. But before authorities could lock her up for good, she made a run for it. When she resurfaced, the escape artist had a new name, a new look… and a new con. Learn more about your ad choice
Celebrate Walt Disney’s 120th birthday with this special collection of Parcast episodes — featuring nine twisted tales that first inspired some of Disney’s most iconic films. Along the way, we’ll trace the legacy of the original Imagineer himse
Ever since childhood, Audrey Marie Hilley loved being in command. But when she started losing control over her family, she turned to a bottle of arsenic… and poured it down their throats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c
Kansas City, Missouri’s most infamous femme fatale is a woman dubbed “La Pistolera” by Mexican newspapers. In the early 1960s, Sharon Kinne killed three people with a pistol, and before the decade was over, she’d break out of prison — never to
Hosts Vanessa Richardson and Lanie Hobbs explore the story of Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally — the so-called king and queen of Diamond Mountain who used tantric yoga to lure hundreds to their Arizona desert retreat. This episode is a
In Japan, a yoga teacher named Shoko Asahara claimed he had special DNA, developed the battery-powered “Perfect Salvation System,” and directed his cult, Aum Shinrikyo, to carry out chemical attacks in Tokyo. This is the final episode in the th
How do quests for enlightenment get so sinister? In this three-part special from Cults, a Spotify Original from Parcast, we’re looking at three stories of yoga gurus who were loved — then loathed — for their practices. We start in Romania, char
In the mood for gratitude? Join us right here on Tuesday, November 23rd, for a three-part Thanksgiving special presented by Cults and Crimes of Passion. Listen to the trailer for a “breathtaking” introduction to the series. Learn more about you
After marrying the heir to the Gucci empire, Patrizia Reggiani was living the dream. Almost overnight, she became a jet-setting socialite, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. But when her husband threatens to take all the glitz and glam
Starting today, unpack the epic dramas of history’s most infamous buccaneers. Real Pirates takes you right into the heart of the action with immersive storytelling and pulse-racing tales, charting the lives of the legendary men and women who ro
In the early 1990s, erstwhile biographer Lee Israel was having the time of her life forging letters from long-dead celebrities. But when that particular scheme got too risky, she switched gears, and started making real money moves... Learn more
A new daily show packed with real feelings, deeper meanings, and new points of view. Every weekday, join host Jordyn Rolling for stories of love, loss, and becoming — all told by the actual people who lived them. Catch an episode right here, th
When a sought-after biographer makes a costly misstep, she gets desperate enough to use her talents for more criminal exploits… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
One night in 1834, a fire swept through the LaLaurie mansion in New Orleans, drawing a crowd of worried onlookers. Until then, Delphine LaLaurie had been a queen of Creole society, but what volunteers found inside her home as they rushed to hel
Delphine LaLaurie is a name synonymous with history's most twisted villains. But though there are countless embellished and horrific stories about the evils she carried out in her New Orleans mansion, few know the story before the legend... Lea
You might recognize them from the hit true crime podcast RedHanded, but now, Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire are serving up cults analysis like you’ve never heard it before. Every week, they’ll examine the unbelievable crimes and everyday insid
Mary Batemen had been playing people for fools for years. The problem was, too many of her dissatisfied customers stuck around to complain about her trickery. Her solution? Murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch
We’re gazing deep into the crystal ball to meet the leading figures — and tireless skeptics — of the 19th-century Spiritualism movement. Come for the history, mystery and lies. Stay for the Halloween séance. Listen to an exclusive clip from the
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