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From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo's full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more than 50 years later, significant doubts continue to surround the case. Was DeSalvo really the killer? Was there more than one Strangler? And did the Boston PD and the FBI do everything necessary to find and stop the murderer? Stranglers, an original 12-part weekly documentary podcast from Earwolf and Northern Light Productions, is a fascinating, contemporary audio investigation of the Boston Strangler story. Using never-before-heard voices, interviews with actual suspects, extensive original research and new conversations with the victims' family members, host Portland Helmich will introduce you to every facet of the case, from the reporters who originally covered it to the police who worked furiously to solve it, as well as terrified witnesses who claim to have met the Strangler himself.
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Confessions||In 1965, a series of swift maneuvers by Albert DeSalvo’s attorney, F. Lee Bailey, blocked investigators from closing in on their prime Strangler suspect. DeSalvo was more than ready to talk: he had given investigators nearly 60 hours of recorded...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Bridgewater||By November, 1964, detective Phil DiNatale was closing in on a prime suspect, Albert DeSalvo, who had a long record of sexual assaults. DeSalvo was already in custody, in fact, at Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where he was...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMid-Season Preview||With 2016 behind us, we want to take a quick minute to thank you all for supporting this podcast. The Atlantic listed us at #7 in their top 50 podcasts of 2016, and we were first in GQ Magazine’s list of the 7 best new podcasts to check out. We’re...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Measuring Man||In 1963 and 1964, several more Strangler murders drive the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts to take extraordinary measures. Attorney General Edward Brooke creates a special task force to coordinate police work across the state, but the...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Gotham Strangler||Two more murders in Boston bring the total to 7. The Strangler continues to elude investigators through the winter and spring of 1963. Then, in June, New York police find the body of sixty-two-year-old Zenovia Clegg in a Times Square hotel. She had...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Abnormal Psychology||On December 29, 1962, twenty-three-year old Patricia Bissette was found strangled in her Boston apartment. She was second young victim, and the seventh overall attributed to The Boston Strangler. But there were some who weren't so sure Bissette...||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Dead Ends and Copycats||Three months with no new deaths: investigators were beginning to believe that the Boston Strangler’s killing spree had ended. Then, on December 5, 1962, a roommate found the body of 20 year old Sophie Clark, and the case took a terrifying new turn...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Fear in Boston||Two more murders bring the total to five, terrorizing the city. As the police come up short in their attempt to protect the city, women take desperate measures to protect themselves. In this episode, host Portland Helmich meets a granddaughter of the...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Sisters in Death||In 1964, 19-year-old Mary Sullivan was strangled to death in her apartment, the 13th victim of a killing spree that had terrorized Boston for 18 months. Her death remained unsolved for nearly 50 years. The same is true for a dozen more deaths...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview: Investigating The Boston Strangler||Premieres Wed. 11/16. From Earwolf and Northern Light Productions, Stranglers is a 12-part true crime podcast exploring one of the 20th Century’s most terrifying serial killings. This sound-rich audio documentary includes never-before-heard archive...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Lots of promise!
Teaser sounds great, can't wait for this series
Really interesting so far, very well put together! Can't wait to hear where this goes.
loving it so far
the archival audio is very intriguing. excited to hear more!