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Crimes of Passion

Parcast

Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

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United States

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Parcast

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Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sarah Jo Pender & Richard Edward Hull Pt. 2

7/8/2020
When Sarah Pender and Richard Hull killed their roommates in the fall of 2000, police initially arrested Richard and released Sarah after her cooperation. But as time went on, authorities started to suspect that Sarah was not as innocent as she seemed…

Duration:00:42:51

Crimes of Passion Bites: Economic Misfortune

7/3/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases of criminality inspired by economic misfortune. What happens when a person who has fallen on hard times turns to a life of crime? We’ll take a closer look using clips from shows across the Parcast Network. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Bonnie and Clyde...

Duration:00:19:09

Sarah Jo Pender & Richard Edward Hull Pt. 1

7/1/2020
They were a hard-partying couple who frequently experimented with drugs. In the year 2000, Pender and Hull moved in with two escaped prison inmates, Tricia Nordman and Andrew Cataldi. The situation quickly unravelled, leading to horrific violence.

Duration:00:38:41

Crimes of Passion Bites: Isolation

6/26/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases of isolation. What kind of effect does living in isolation—with little contact with the outside world, friends, or family—have on the psyche? We’ll take a closer look using clips from shows across the Parcast Network. Clips featured: Hostage: Colleen Stan...

Duration:00:19:46

The Menendez Brothers Pt. 2

6/24/2020
In August of 1989, 21-year-old Lyle and 18-year-old Erik Menendez murdered their parents in Beverly Hills after years of abuse. Afterward, they attempted to cover it up, but their stories quickly unravelled.

Duration:00:43:17

Crimes of Passion Bites: Satanism

6/19/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing Satanism. What kind of influence has Satanism had on crime and society? We’ll explore this topic using clips from shows across the Parcast Network. Clips featured: Serial Killers: David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) Pt. 2, Unsolved Murders: Jeanette DePalma Pt. 1,...

Duration:00:17:26

The Menendez Brothers Pt. 1

6/17/2020
Jose Menendez pursued wealth at the expense of everything else in his life, including his relationship with his family. He abused his wife Kitty, and his sons, Lyle and Eric, until tension in the household finally boiled over in 1989.

Duration:00:42:13

Crimes of Passion Bites: Crimes That Changed Society

6/12/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we will take you chronologically through three crimes that inspired change in society, laws, or policies. Clips featured: Not Guilty: Ernesto Miranda Pt. 2, Serial Killers: Ottis Toole Pt. 2, Unsolved Murders: Tylenol Murders Pt. 2

Duration:00:18:17

Introducing SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!

6/11/2020
To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery—where the...

Duration:00:14:26

Paul and Kate Brennan Pt. 2

6/10/2020
After Kate Brennan broke up with her boyfriend, Paul, she hoped she'd never have to see him again. But Paul refused to accept the split and had no intention of letting Kate move on. He stalked her throughout the 1990s, making sure she’d never forget him.

Duration:00:42:07

Crimes of Passion Bites: Political Crimes

6/5/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing political crimes. What types of political crimes are there, and what is their impact on society and governments as a whole? Clips featured: Political Scandals: Jack Abramoff, Espionage: The Rosenbergs Pt. 2, Assassinations: Pancho Villa Pt. 1

Duration:00:20:27

Paul and Kate Brennan Pt. 1

6/3/2020
In the 1990s, a 43-year-old writer in the Midwest who used the pseudonym “Kate Brennan” met a man she called “Paul.” Kate thought Paul was charming and worldly when they first met. But over the course of their relationship, she would discover how cruel he could be.

Duration:00:42:33

Crimes of Passion Bites: Torture

5/29/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing cases in which a criminal tortured their victim. What would compel someone to torture another person, and what are the lasting effects on a victim who was tortured? Clips featured: Female Criminals: Gertrude Banisewski Pt. 1, Serial Killers: David Parker Ray Pt....

Duration:00:20:16

Eric Windhurst Pt. 2

5/27/2020
In November of 1985, Eric Windhurst took matters into his own hands to defend friend Melanie Paquette from her abusive father, Danny. The crime shocked the community of Hopkinton, and it would be years before the truth about that day finally emerged.

Duration:00:39:20

Crimes of Passion Bites: Wealthy Criminals

5/22/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’ll focus on wealthy criminals. We’ll discuss what leads high-status individuals to commit crimes, as well as the consequences they face once captured. Clips featured: Kingpins: Pablo Escobar Pt. 1, Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 1, Female Criminals: Leona Helmsley Pt. 2

Duration:00:22:00

Eric Windhurst Pt. 1

5/20/2020
Melanie Paquette endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, Danny. Her family eventually escaped Danny's household, but he continued to haunt them for years. When her trauma finally came to a head in 1985, she confided her fears in her new friend, 17-year-old Eric Windhurst.

Duration:00:38:46

Crimes of Passion Bites: Revenge Killings

5/15/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. What makes someone so vengeful, they’re willing to take a human life? Using clips from across the Parcast Network, we’ll search for clues by taking a closer look at some of history’s most infamous revenge killings. Clips featured: Crimes of Passion: Marty and Michelle Theer Pt. 1,...

Duration:00:17:34

Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

5/14/2020
Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they return to examine some of the most accomplished—and controversial—people to ever live. You’ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields… And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure. Enjoy this...

Duration:00:16:50

Matt Baker Pt. 2

5/13/2020
Texas preacher Matt Baker preyed on young women for years while leading a double life as a mild-mannered husband and father. His wife, Kari Baker, ignored red flags for nearly 12 years until 2006, when she began to suspect that Matt was having an affair. The conflict prompted Matt to form a deadly plot to get her out of his life.

Duration:00:47:07

Crimes of Passion Bites: Dead Political Figures

5/8/2020
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we’re discussing the deaths of American political figures. Whether their demise came at the hands of an assassin, or a political rival, the loss of each of these leaders left an indelible impact on U.S. history. Clips featured: Political Scandals: Election of 1800,...

Duration:00:17:59