Hunting Warhead

A weekly True Crime podcast featuring
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How do you take down a criminal network that’s hidden in the shadows? How do you rescue child abuse victims who could be anywhere in the world? Hunting Warhead follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the darkest corners of the internet. What they discover shocks them. Host Daemon Fairless tracks down the investigators, survivors and criminals themselves. A co-production of CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG.
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12 episodes
Not even sure how to start this review. This podcast is absolutely captivating and I wanted to listen to it nonstop. The story is presented exceedingly well and every angle is nuanced and explored. But this isn’t for the faint of heart and I hesitate to recommend listening to it because it is so painful to get through. I think it will leave a scar on most people who listen to it, particularly parents of young children. The information is harrowing and the central character is nothing short of a monster. You will probably cry or come close at various times during this podcast, and rightly so. All of the people interviewed are important and impactful, and each one provides a perspective that will shape how you interpret this story. But while I walked away feeling sad and angry, I also felt grateful and hopeful. Thankful that there are people capable and motivated to find and bring to justice perpetrators of child abuse. That even though the dark web is a Mecca for child abuse, it isn’t the untouchable black hole we think of it as. I also walked away with a lesson and, sadly, a permanent hole in the trust I have for people in general. It unfortunately is not enough for someone to be a friend or family member to trust them alone with your kids, I now realize the ease with which perpetrators can and will victimize children, even toddlers. This podcast will open your eyes to the realities of child sexual abuse and force you to reckon with one of the darkest parts of human existence and our duty to protect our kids from it.
This is tough subject material to get through but it is thoroughly researched and produced It sheds light on a lot of dark corners of humanity I never knew existed
This podcast is harrowing. It is not light material but is sooo important. I highly recommend you check it out but make sure to have some lighter material to accompany it.
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Podcast Details

Created by
CBC
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Sep 16th, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 28th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
13
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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