Dead Man Talking
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Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer criss-crossed the US by freight train in the 80s and 90s, choosing his victims at random, before he was executed by the State of Texas in 2006. Before his death, Resendiz spoke to journalist Alex Hannaford and claimed, on tape, to have killed more than he had taken the blame for. The authorities said Angel Resendiz was lying in an attempt to delay his own death. But, haunted by the crackly interview tape, Alex is determined to investigate. Then a letter arrives from a woman serving life in prison for her husband’s murder — telling him that Resendiz once confessed to that killing too.
||Clean13: The Breakthrough||As he approaches the end of his investigation into the confessions of Angel Reséndiz, Alex has been trying to get a lawyer to look at the convictions of Diamantina Kolojaco and Andres Mascorro. He finally meets Catherine Greene Burnett, Associate Dean||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Michelle Lyons||In this episode Alex speaks to someone who not only spent lots of time with Angel Resendiz on Death Row, she also watched him die. Michelle Lyons was spokeswoman for the Texas department of Criminal Justice and she’s got some pretty unnerving thing||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Run with the Railroad||In 1997, two young lovers, Jesse Howell and Wendy Von Huben, went missing in Florida after riding the rails down there. Two years on, Resendiz confessed to killing the couple, and led detectives to Von Huben's body. Alex looks deeper into this case||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: The Attorney||Alex travels back to Houston to meet Les Ribnik, one of Angel Resendiz's appellate attorneys. Before the Railroad Killer's execution, Ribnik, believing his client may have information about other murders, was quoted as saying: "The state should be pati.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Holly Dunn||A special in-depth interview with sole survivor of the Railroad Killer, Holly Dunn. Holly tells Alex about surviving the attack and trying to rebuild her life while knowing Angel Resendiz was still at large. Presented by [Alex Hannaford](http://al||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Midnight Train to Georgia||In this episode we hear about the brutal murder of an elderly woman called Fanny Byers in a tiny rural Georgia town, a case that profoundly influenced what Alex thinks about Resendiz and the confessions that he made. Presented by [Alex Hannaford](h||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: The Lover||Diamantina’s former lover Andres Mascorro, who was also convicted of Darryl Kolojaco’s murder, has finally agreed to be interviewed in prison — after years of Alex writing to him with no response. Mascorro insists he is innocent; that police coerc||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: An Innocent on Death Row?||In this episode we learn about the case of Louis Perez, a man on death row for a triple murder in Austin, Texas. But the modus operandi of the killer was eerily similar to that of Resendiz. We meet Louis’s sister, Delia Meyer, who has campaigned tirel||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: False Confessions||Was Angel Resendiz lying in order to delay his execution or bolster his own myth; to get credit for unsolved murders around the Unites States? In this episode, Alex speaks to Jack Levin, an expert on serial killers, and Chuck Weaver, a professor of ...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Blythe Part 2||Alex is still in Blythe and still has lots of work to do to follow up on the claims of Angel Resendiz. He visits the two sheriffs' offices that straddle the Arizona / California state line to find out if any of the unidentified remains listed in the...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: "Where the river bisects two states" (Blythe Pt. 1)||In this episode the interview tape reveals another confession: Resendiz claims he killed “three or four” people on the border of Arizona and California. Although he can’t remember the name of the town, he’s precise about the location. It’s Bly||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: The Kolojaco Case||In 1998, two people were sentenced to life in prison for murder. Diamantina Kolojaco was found guilty of persuading her young lover to kill her husband for the insurance money. But a year after she went to prison, serial killer Angel Resendiz wrote to .||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: The Tape||In the first episode of Dead Man Talking we meet journalist Alex Hannaford, find out about his interview with serial killer Angel Resendiz fifteen years ago, and listen to his interview tape. We find out the back story to Resendiz and his crimes, an...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Dead Man Talking||Haunted by an old cassette tape of an un-investigated confession by a convicted murderer, journalist Alex Hannaford begins his investigation into the crimes and confession of Angel Resendiz aka The Railroad Killer, who criss-crossed the US by freight t.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting story, but sometimes repetitive and emphasis put on facts that seem questionable at best
The story is really interesting and I think the host has a great basis to do this research. It seems at times, however, he places emphasis on people and evidence suggesting Resendiz is guilty and brushing opposing suggestions to the side. I like investigative podcasts that consider both sides of the story and this seems pretty biased at times. The straw that broke the camels back between three and four stars for me was the interview with Louis’s sister Diane. I understand she is going to take her brothers side, but her description of the incident just seems incredibly vague. Additionally, I find it kind of suspicious there was some random “scrawny Mexican man” walking down the street mentioned by some stranger, but nobody else saw this individual nor did that person make a statement to police or anyone else. It was mentioned that Resendiz wouldn’t kill in a house with children... so did he change his methods and morals only for this incident? The problem with this account is that the host agrees with her description of the incident and brushes off any evidence to the contrary. Even when such does come up, he still says “oh well I still think he did it” but doesn’t give a good reason why. Like I mentioned, this is an interesting topic but hope the host can be a little less biased in future installments. If you set up the podcast saying “this is why he is guilty of more crimes” that is one thing, but this isn’t it boss.
1 out of 5
Poor audio and the story moves like an epileptic snake.
I have zero complaints about this podcast. It’s highly intriguing!! Don’t sleep on this one