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The Dating Game Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

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  • 19.01.2021
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    06:50
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    Wondery Presents: The Apology Line

    If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.Listen today at wondery.fm/DatingGameTAL

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  • 05.01.2021
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    07:52
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    Wondery Presents: The Generation Why Podcast

    The latest episode of The Generation Why Podcast covers the murder of Christine Belford. February 11, 2013. Wilmington, Delaware. Christine Belford and her ex-husband, David Matusiewicz, had a contentious relationship after their 2006 divorce that culminated in David and his mother kidnapping the couple’s three daughters. Four years after she got her children back, Christine and her friend stepped into the county courthouse to attend Christine’s child support hearing where they were shot dead. What prompted the shooting, and why could no one prevent it? Listen to the story of Christine Belford on Generation Why today: wondery.fm/christinebelford

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  • 17.06.2020
    47 MB
    49:04
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    LA Serial Killers: A Conversation | 7

    Host Tracy Pattin talks with retired LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza and true crime social historian Joan Renner about Rodney Alcala and other serial killers who operated in and around Los Angeles from the 1970s to the 1990s.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

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  • 17.06.2020
    56 MB
    58:46
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    The Alice’s Restaurant Defense | 6

    Rodney Alcala’s initial conviction and sentence are only the beginning of his time in court. What follows is a 30-year odyssey through the American judicial system. Will the families and friends of his victims ever receive justice?Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be!Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 17.06.2020
    51 MB
    53:39
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    The Witness | 5

    Hoping for a not guilty decision, Rodney Alcala’s defense attorney plans to discredit the state’s main witness and keep Alcala’s prior criminal record out of court. But the mother of one of his victims has a plan of her own.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be!Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 17.06.2020
    39 MB
    41:07
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    Mile Marker 11 | 4

    Another body is found, and one of the detectives on the case recognizes Rodney Alcala on a rerun episode of The Dating Game. As police close in, they begin to suspect they have a serial killer on their hands.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerThank you to our sponsors:Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 17.06.2020
    35 MB
    36:49
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    Bachelor Number One | 3

    Rodney Alcala appears as a hopeful contestant on the popular TV show The Dating Game, attempting to win the heart of an eligible bachelorette. Soon after, he kills again, with disastrous consequences.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 17.06.2020
    35 MB
    36:55
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    Rehabilitated | 2

    After being convicted of child molestation, Rodney Alcala becomes a model prisoner and works hard to convince the parole board he is no longer a threat. But when he is released less than two months later, he strikes again.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Bodewell- Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

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  • 17.06.2020
    48 MB
    50:51
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    Tali | 1

    Eight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekillerSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 17.06.2020
    2 MB
    02:12
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    Introducing The Dating Game Killer

    In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller

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