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What Makes a Killer

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A look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses.From John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer to the “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez and the Butcher of Plainfield, Ed Gein–What Makes a Killer explores how they became killers.

Latest Episodes

Volker Eckert

EOn the Season finale of What Makes a Killer: On November 17th 2006, police in the German city of Cologne searched the vehicle of a 47-year man suspected of murder. What they found inside the truck was a collection of gruesome memorabilia. That day, police apprehended Volker Eckert, bringing an end to a 32 year career of murder that spanned five European countries. To this day, the exact number of his victims is still unknown. This episode is sponsored by: Kenko (https://www.kencko.com/) Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/?locale=en-US) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

44 MINENE. 30
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Volker Eckert

Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal

EShortly before midnight on July 22nd, 1991, two Milwaukee police officers were flagged down in their patrol car by a man with a pair of handcuffs dangling from one wrist. The man had escaped from a small one bedroom apartment. When the officers went to investigate, they found themselves in a living nightmare. Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys by luring them back to his apartment where he would drug and strangle them. But it wasn’t the act of murder that thrilled Dahmer - it was the dead bodies of his victims that he was interested in . . . This episode is sponsored by: Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/?locale=en-US) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

48 MINENE. 23
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Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal

Levi Bellfield

ELevi Bellfield was responsible for the brutal murders of two young women and the attempted murder of another across a 16 month period between 2003 and 2004. While serving time in prison, he was again found guilty in 2011 of one of the highest profile cases of the 21st century - a crime that had gone unsolved for almost a decade. Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

43 MINENE. 16
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Levi Bellfield

Peter Tobin

EIn September 2006, Glasgow police discovered the body of a 23-year-old student, Angelika Kluk, under the floorboards of a local church. The investigation into Angelika's murder would uncover a series of shocking crimes dating back as far as the early 1990s. Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) , and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

40 MINENE. 9
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Peter Tobin

Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

ESerial killer and rapist, Stephen Port used online dating sites to lure young men to their deaths. His victims had been found within yards of one another in East London, and it was initially thought that no foul play was involved. But the discovery of a fourth victim in September 2015, led the police to the killer who had poisoned his trusting victims. Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) andKai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

42 MINENE. 2
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Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

Fred and Rosemary West

EFor 20 years, Fred and Rosemary West satisfied their appetite for sex and murder inside their home on 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester – which became known as “The House of Horrors.” This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

47 MIN2019 DIC. 20
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Fred and Rosemary West

Ian Huntley

EOn August 4th, 2002, 10 year olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman went out to buy candy in Soham, England...and then disappeared. A local school caretaker, Ian Huntley, is the last one to see them alive... This episode is sponsored by: Native (https://www.nativecos.com/) Audible (https://www.audible.com/) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

51 MIN2019 DIC. 12
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Ian Huntley

Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield

EWhen a local woman went missing in 1957, police searched the farmhouse of loner Ed Gein. What they found stunned the small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin - and the world. This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/?utm_campaign=What&utm_source=Podcast) BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

50 MIN2019 DIC. 5
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Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield

Joanne Dennehy

EIn her twelve day killing spree, 31-year old Joanne Dennehy killed three men and stabbed two others in broad daylight, leaving them for dead. Some have characterized Dennehy as a femme fatale, a woman who entices men into her life before turning in an instant... with deadly results. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/) Lola (https://www.mylola.com/?home_grp=4&utm_expid=.6OXDYUf4R0-Zg_R3mBdgXw.3&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F) Kencko (https://www.kencko.com/) Promo Code: WHAT Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

56 MIN2019 NOV. 21
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Joanne Dennehy

Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper

EIn his five-year reign of terror, Peter Sutcliffe brutally murdered 13 young women across the North of England. During the investigation, Sutcliffe was interviewed nine times by police - narrowly escaping capture each time. When he was finally apprehended in January 1981, it brought an end to a manhunt that had both terrified and captivated the nation. This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/) Care/of (https://takecareof.com/) Native (https://www.nativecos.com/) Code: WHAT Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

57 MIN2019 NOV. 14
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Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper

Latest Episodes

Volker Eckert

EOn the Season finale of What Makes a Killer: On November 17th 2006, police in the German city of Cologne searched the vehicle of a 47-year man suspected of murder. What they found inside the truck was a collection of gruesome memorabilia. That day, police apprehended Volker Eckert, bringing an end to a 32 year career of murder that spanned five European countries. To this day, the exact number of his victims is still unknown. This episode is sponsored by: Kenko (https://www.kencko.com/) Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/?locale=en-US) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

44 MINENE. 30
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Volker Eckert

Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal

EShortly before midnight on July 22nd, 1991, two Milwaukee police officers were flagged down in their patrol car by a man with a pair of handcuffs dangling from one wrist. The man had escaped from a small one bedroom apartment. When the officers went to investigate, they found themselves in a living nightmare. Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys by luring them back to his apartment where he would drug and strangle them. But it wasn’t the act of murder that thrilled Dahmer - it was the dead bodies of his victims that he was interested in . . . This episode is sponsored by: Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/?locale=en-US) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

48 MINENE. 23
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Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal

Levi Bellfield

ELevi Bellfield was responsible for the brutal murders of two young women and the attempted murder of another across a 16 month period between 2003 and 2004. While serving time in prison, he was again found guilty in 2011 of one of the highest profile cases of the 21st century - a crime that had gone unsolved for almost a decade. Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

43 MINENE. 16
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Levi Bellfield

Peter Tobin

EIn September 2006, Glasgow police discovered the body of a 23-year-old student, Angelika Kluk, under the floorboards of a local church. The investigation into Angelika's murder would uncover a series of shocking crimes dating back as far as the early 1990s. Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) , and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

40 MINENE. 9
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Peter Tobin

Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

ESerial killer and rapist, Stephen Port used online dating sites to lure young men to their deaths. His victims had been found within yards of one another in East London, and it was initially thought that no foul play was involved. But the discovery of a fourth victim in September 2015, led the police to the killer who had poisoned his trusting victims. Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) andKai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

42 MINENE. 2
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Stephen Port, The Grindr Killer

Fred and Rosemary West

EFor 20 years, Fred and Rosemary West satisfied their appetite for sex and murder inside their home on 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester – which became known as “The House of Horrors.” This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) , Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

47 MIN2019 DIC. 20
Comments
Fred and Rosemary West

Ian Huntley

EOn August 4th, 2002, 10 year olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman went out to buy candy in Soham, England...and then disappeared. A local school caretaker, Ian Huntley, is the last one to see them alive... This episode is sponsored by: Native (https://www.nativecos.com/) Audible (https://www.audible.com/) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

51 MIN2019 DIC. 12
Comments
Ian Huntley

Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield

EWhen a local woman went missing in 1957, police searched the farmhouse of loner Ed Gein. What they found stunned the small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin - and the world. This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/?utm_campaign=What&utm_source=Podcast) BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/) Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

50 MIN2019 DIC. 5
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Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield

Joanne Dennehy

EIn her twelve day killing spree, 31-year old Joanne Dennehy killed three men and stabbed two others in broad daylight, leaving them for dead. Some have characterized Dennehy as a femme fatale, a woman who entices men into her life before turning in an instant... with deadly results. This episode is sponsored by: BetterHelp (https://www.betterhelp.com/) Lola (https://www.mylola.com/?home_grp=4&utm_expid=.6OXDYUf4R0-Zg_R3mBdgXw.3&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F) Kencko (https://www.kencko.com/) Promo Code: WHAT Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

56 MIN2019 NOV. 21
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Joanne Dennehy

Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper

EIn his five-year reign of terror, Peter Sutcliffe brutally murdered 13 young women across the North of England. During the investigation, Sutcliffe was interviewed nine times by police - narrowly escaping capture each time. When he was finally apprehended in January 1981, it brought an end to a manhunt that had both terrified and captivated the nation. This episode is sponsored by: Embr (https://embrlabs.com/) Care/of (https://takecareof.com/) Native (https://www.nativecos.com/) Code: WHAT Original music by Ben Krejci (https://soundcloud.com/ben-krejci) and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) .

57 MIN2019 NOV. 14
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Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper
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