The Mind of a Murderer Podcast
By Discovery Communications
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What drives people to kill? Criminal Psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind prison walls to talk face to face with six violent murderers in Investigation Discovery's first ever podcast series, THE MIND OF A MURDERER. Relying on her expertise as a trial consultant, Dr. Ward drills down into each killer’s psyche to reveal the genetic, emotional and psychological components of a homicidal brain. Interwoven with these criminals are her own personal and professional insights and comments from family and friends of both the killer and victim. With first-hand accounts and personal stories you haven’t heard, Dr. Ward and Investigation Discovery successfully and intensely bring you into THE MIND OF A MURDERER.
||CleanEpisode 6 - Rage and Rampage||After his parents abandon him, Willie Trottie grows into an insecure and jealous man, who will stop at nothing to control his girlfriend, Barbara Canada. When she attempts to protect herself and their baby from his abusive grasp, he reaches a boiling po||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Evil Rider||When Jane Johnston dumps ex-con Karl Knapp after years of abuse, he goes on a rampage. Furious, drunk, and coming off a drug binge, Knapp shows up at her workplace and guns her down, along with two other innocent people. After a standoff with a SWAT te||4/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Heat of the Night||Hot-tempered Janene Patton is quick to throw a punch at her husband Troy, but he stands by her side… until an alleged affair threatens to destroy their rocky marriage. After a heated bar fight continues all the way home, Janene tells Troy she’s goin||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Ivy-League Killer||Jason Bohn becomes a successful Wall Street attorney despite a childhood filled with neglect and abuse and an explosive temper. When he meets a kind, intelligent and young businesswoman, Danielle Thomas, it seems he’s overcome his demons… until one||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Cutthroat Criminal||Travis Runnels is a skilled thief who becomes addicted to stealing cars and jewelry on the Dallas streets. What begins as a joy ride quickly becomes a nightmare after Runnels gets charged for a robbery he says he didn’t commit. But when the victim pic||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanEpisode 1 - Bad to the Bone||In a fit of rage, ex-con Tracy Beatty savagely strangles and beats his own mother to death and then buries her in a shallow grave in her backyard. After making up multiple stories to try to cover up his crime, Beatty finally leads police to her body and||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Boring interviews from a sarcastic gawker.
So disappointed. Is this woman really a psychologist or even a professional? Her tone (and sometimes actual words) sound like "ewww, can you believe he did that?" Sarcasm doesn't work with these stories. She is not revealing anything interesting or psychologically based about these killers. She speaks from the perspective of an ignorant gawker. The problem is that she treats these men as sub human. She has decided from the beginning (and tells us) that these men are nothing more than bad seeds. To her they are worthless. Therefore she has no where to go in the interview. We have nothing to discover. I know I'm sounding harsh, but I can't believe this woman sits in the seat of an actual criminal psychologist. The interviews end up being boring, nothing new, because we are already capable of gawking and throwing out sarcastic judgmental remarks ourselves. We don't need a flippant interviewer to tell us what we already know. Maybe these are more for the "Entertainment Tonight" crowd.
Also, these interviews have not OVERTLY racist tones, but there's an uncomfortable feeling that these men are probably black and this white woman demeans and almost pokes fun at their situation. Maybe I'm going too far with this comment but this podcast left me with a very bad taste in mouth. So sad in many ways.
I really love this. It reminds me of the Serial podcast. Amazing production values.
The production value of this show is shockingly bad, with noticeable edits and changes in sound quality. The storytelling sounds simply like a television show being played on the radio.