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From Tenderfoot TV and HowStuffWorks, 'Monster: The Zodiac Killer' dives into one of the most notorious, unsolved serial killing sprees in history. Despite sketches, cyphers and taunting letters to the press, the question still remains: who is the Zodiac? While you're here, don't forget to listen to Season 1, 'Atlanta Monster', which tells the true story of one of Atlanta’s darkest secrets, almost 40 years later.
||ExplicitS2 E6: School Bus||Zodiac is making threats which now target children. And he says he’s making a bomb.||21 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 E5: Taxi Driver||Zodiac moves to the City by the Bay||15 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 E4: The Lake||Who is this man in a medieval mask?||9 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 E3: The Most Dangerous Game||Three nearly identical letters, each containing one-third of a 408-symbol cryptogram, arrive at three Bay Area newspapers.||7 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 E2: Lover's Lane||All small towns have their secrets.||2 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 E1: In the Shadows||Christmastime, 1968. All was not calm, all was not bright.||2 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Trailer: Monster: The Zodiac Killer||Who is the Zodiac and where is he? Season 2 launches January 3, 2019.||19 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: The Sheriff||Why is Sidney Dorsey so important to this case? What role did he have in the Atlanta Child Murders, and why is he in a Georgia Prison?||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: The Night Shift||Recalling Wayne's time working as a stringer... under the cover of night.||27 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: Live from CrimeCon||Live from CrimeCon 2018, Payne Lindsey and team take you inside the hit podcasts Atlanta Monster and Up and Vanished. Moderated by HowStuffWorks’ Jason Hoch.||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: Live from SXSW||Live from the TuneIn stage at SXSW, the team gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Atlanta Monster. Moderated by Tracy Kaplan.||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: Questions: Part 2||Payne and the team answer more listener questions.||3 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: Questions: Part 1||Payne and the team answer listener questions.||26 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E10: Loose Ends||In this case, the truth depends on who you choose to believe.||22 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E9: The Trial||Trial by trace evidence||15 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Bonus: The List||One thing is clear -- no one can agree on The List.||9 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E8: CIA||What car did Wayne really drive? Where did the reward money go? And was Wayne scouted by the CIA?||2 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Bonus: The Vault||The team behind Atlanta Monster digs deeper into untold stories||22 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E7: Conspiracy?||Payne explores theories of Klan involvement within the case.||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E6: The Splash||Payne and the team gear up for a closer look at the so-called "bridge incident."||8 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E5: Wayne's World||Payne makes contact with the alleged Atlanta Monster.||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E4: Gemini||Wayne Williams through the eyes of those seemingly closest to him...||25 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E3: Atlanta Monster Seized||Atlanta asks, who is Wayne Williams?||18 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E2: Manhunt||Atlanta’s search for a serial killer becomes more and more convoluted.||11 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 E1: Boogeyman||It's 1979 in Atlanta - and children are going missing.||4 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Preview: Missing Darron Glass||On September 14, 1980, Darron Glass went missing.||31 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Trailer: Atlanta Monster||Hysteria hits as kids disappear from their own neighborhoods.||25 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Frustratingly lightweight “investigation” into a famous case. He barrels through eight episodes of conspiracy theory before finally delving into hard-to-ignore fibre evidence which links Wayne Williams to the crime. Why even bother? Williams may not be guilty of ALL the killings linked to him, but to suggest he is an innocent man who has been railroaded is just laughable.
Promising but under delivers
I started off optimistic that this would be a good story with some insights into a place I don’t know well but it is overly drawn out. An interesting story and a case worth examining but it lacks any substance and then attempts to hide that with pointless filler in order to make a long series.
Some judicious editing would have helped this a lot but by episode 6 it is clear that there is nothing more there. I have lost interest in Lindsay’s work since he has upped the commercialization attempting to profit from the pain of communities with the drawn out number of episodes and tours related to the Tara case (gag) and then the endless interrupting ads in this series. This has lost its way, more focused on sensationalizing murder and a convicted killer then about examining community issues, policing and justice.
See the Boston Strangler podcast or CBC’s season 2 of Missing and Murdered for genuinely interesting and informative true crime stories that look at communities and context and are far more interesting than this one.
Love true crime but couldn’t get through the previous podcast from this host and it’s like wading through wet mud trying to get through this. Real amateur hour.
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- Language: English
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