The First Degree
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Join Ladygang’s Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We’re talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself. From Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer to an unknown heinous murder in your very own hometown, The First Degree will bring a new and refreshing perspective to the true crime phenomenon. And who knows...you may be our next guest.
||CleanEpisode 23: The Hero Of The Gabrielle Giffords Mass Shooting||In episode twenty three, Jac, Alexis & Billy delve into the 2011 Tucson mass shooting and assassination attempt of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, an attack in which six people were killed and thirteen injured. While they explore...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: The Source Family Cult||On Episode twenty two, Jac, Alexis & Billy discuss Father Yod and The Source Family Cult. With the help of former member Magus The Aquarian, they detail all of the bizarre sex practices, the murders, the ruined lives and the Manson...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Chris Spotz||On episode twenty one, Jac, Alexis & Billy explore a baffling murder case that stretches from the bright lights of Hollywood to the wheat fields of Northeast Colorado – two fledgling actors, a secret life, and a deadly high speed chase. Sunday...||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Milan Ross||Holiday hijinx abound as Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the bizarre case of Milan Ross: a celebrity vegan Chef with a secret past, a dark food obsession and history of violence that culminated in a triple homicide on Christmas 2017. Sun...||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: The Jonestown Massacre, Part 2||On episode nineteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy close with part two of The Jonestown Massacre. They'll explore the events of one of the largest mass murders in history accompanied by The First Degree perspectives of survivors Jim Jones...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Jonestown Massacre, Part 1||In episode eighteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy explore what some call the one of the biggest mass murders in history. The First Degree connection to the Jonestown Massacre are two people who were able to escape with their lives; including...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Thad Reynolds, Part 2||Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude with part two of the Thad Reynolds story, a case that deals with conspiracy, manipulation, and incredible acts of adultery, all which culminated in an act of ultimate betrayal; murder. Blink - Check out...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Thad Reynolds||On episode sixteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy examine a grisly murder that left the conservative town of Rome, Georgia reeling. Thad Reynolds, husband, father and Church deacon was stabbed 19 times in his office. His savage slaying left the...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Internet Satan||On episode fifteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy speak with two First Degree guests who were plagued by the same fiendish stalker for decades, a stalker they came to call “Internet Satan.” They cover the twisted details of his crimes, his tactics...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Travis Forbes, Part 2||On episode fourteen, Jac, Alexis & Billy conclude the Travis Forbes case by exploring the details of the attack on his second known victim, the evidence that broke the case wide open, the demise of sociopath Travis Forbes, and finally;...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Travis Forbes, Part 1||A teenage girl goes missing and a smooth talking modern day Ted Bundy has all the answers. Follow Jac, Alexis and Billy as they explore the unthinkable crimes committed by Travis Forbes with the help of not one but two First Degree connections....||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Paul Ezra Rhoades||On episode twelve, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the horrifying case of serial killer Paul Ezra Rhoades. The terrifying details of his crimes and the emotional aftermath that followed is accompanied by the chilling First Degree perspective...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Nightmare on Hickory Street, Part 2||On episode eleven, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude The Nightmare On Hickory Street case. They dive into the details of this gruesome double-homicide and attempt to understand what could turn a typical suburban kick back party into a...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The Nightmare On Hickory Street, Part 1||On episode ten, Jac, Alexis and Billy examine a disturbing and senseless double-murder known as "The Nightmare On Hickory Street." In part one, they'll delve into the details of the crime scene, the possible motives, and the...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Curious Case of Johnny Lewis||On episode nine, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the puzzling trail of destruction left in the wake of Sons of Anarchy actor, Johnny Lewis. They'll track his rapid decline, his decent into madness, the grisly murder of his elderly landlady...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Chasing Luka Magnotta, Part II||Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with Part 2 of the Luka Magnotta story, a case which deals with a fame obsessed, narcissistic killer who first murdered kittens and posted the videos online before escalating to killing a human victim, posting...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Chasing Luka Magnotta, Part I||Jac, Alexis and Billy encounter one of the most demented killers of the social media era, Luka Magnotta. The details of Luka's infamous crimes are told through the First Degree perspective of a determined citizen detective who hunted,...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Far Would You Go For Revenge?||On episode 6, Jac, Alexis and Billy examine the murder of a beautiful San Francisco socialite named Joan McShane Mills. The characteristics of Joan's slaying and the events that followed have all the makings of a twisted Hollywood thriller;...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Was Just Leaving Work...Then He Slid His Knife Into My Side||On episode five, Jac, Alexis and Billy cover The Bellevue Slasher, a silent assailant who calmly stabbed five strangers during a slashing spree in Midtown Manhattan on November 11th, 1980. Don't bother trying to google the case, you'll...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Detective Hunted Serial Sex Offenders...Then Found One In His Family||On episode four, Jac, Alexis and Billy dismantle the minds of serial sex offenders through the perspective of Detective Jordan Mirakian; a dedicated law enforcement officer who uncovered a horrifying personal connection to a series of chilling...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHe Went To My Sweet 16...Then He Murdered Someone||In episode three, Jac, Alexis, and Billy delve into a nightmarish murder that sent shock waves through the picturesque hamlet of Nesconset, New York. After hearing this chilling First Degree perspective from one of our very own hosts, you'll...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJac’s Story: The Real Homicide Of Orange County||In episode two, Jac, Alexis, and Billy dive head first into Jac’s first degree story. Growing up in a cookie cutter neighborhood of Orange County, the last thing Jac expected was to be one degree away from a sinister homicide. This episode...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMegan Wants A Millionaire: The Story of Ryan Jenkins||In the debut episode, Jac, Alexis, and crime journalist Billy Jensen examine the tale of Ryan Jenkins, an alleged Canadian millionaire with a dream of making it big on reality television. His wish was granted when he landed starring roles...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser||Debuts Wednesday, August 15th 2018.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is pure junk. If you were to listen in on two twenty-something women talking about fashion or “oh my gawd” type conversation, this podcast is for you, otherwise it’s pretty annoying when all you want is to hear the case or person they’re talking about and that’s it. Who cares about they’re personal lives etc. I figure PodcastOne is willing to take whatever they can get, because this piece of crap shows how desperate they are.
ONE OF THE BEST TRUE CRIME PODCASTS!
They are the best storytellers when it comes to true crime stories. Their ‘first degree’ narrative is so unique in a sea of true crime podcasts. A MUST LISTEN!!!
I absolutely love Jac and The Ladygang podcast, and I’m also a huge fan of true crime. Put the two together and I seriously cannot wait for the first episode to come out!