Reviews
Payne is the worst. In every podcasts I’ve ever listened to with him, his tone and cadence make everything he says sound fake. It’s so sharp and rehearsed. I feel like I’m being read a terrible news article by a robot.
bre904 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/19
New to podcasts- loves Serial and this was recommended by Podcasts to try next. I’m really confused why this has so many episodes despite having very little content to offer- other than the opportunity for sponsors and ads. Also not sure if it’s just me but does anyone else think that the...Read full review »
Brigalmcc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/19
Learning about these cases were interesting and it is great how much research and time is spent to get all the information. I really enjoyed listening to this series because it was a catching story that did not drag on forever.
Flower45power65 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/19
While I understand that the Zodiac case is full of speculation, the fact that the show would interview a bunch of random people to share their encounter with Zodiac is really unnecessary and adds nothing to the show.
Jthe357 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/19
Stretched too thin. Too many adverts and interruptions. Very little content. Poor audio levels AGAIN. It’s like they learned nothing from the first season.
MaxMWood via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/14/19
It’s the late 70’s, it’s the south and racism is involved or not. Did it get your attention? Wish I could get my few hours back from listening to this junk.
EleKtroMeX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/19
I think episodes 1-11 are solid. However, episodes 12-13 are mostly filler about internet detectives and a copy cat Zodiac. I’m waiting on the promise of new info. about the case. The next episode(14) appears to be about DNA given the success of catching the Golden State Killer. I’m hoping...Read full review »
Jamie Devall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
I’ve listened to other podcasts and docu-series about the Zodiac killer. I enjoy this one. I’ve listened to other Payne Lindsey podcasts, and despite the hate he gets, I still like what he brings to the table. I look forward to more seasons as they finish up this one.
StayCtruebeats via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
Initially was looking forward to the podcast, but when listening, I noticed that the narrator shamelessly left out critical evidence that emerged during the trial. Instead of focusing more on objective facts, he spends too much time interviewing conspiracy theorists.
Matt 1200 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
This podcast doesn’t know what it wants to be. Drama? Insight? True crime? Who knows. It started out as Atlanta Monster, but totally switched directions and headed down a new path. The new topic switching from Wayne Williams to The Zodiac Killer with no explanation seems fishy, and there’s little...Read full review »
Lynne LaBate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
These theories are not only absurd, but just downright laughable and repetitive. This podcast is boring, drawn out, and uninteresting on every level.
Mike.hawk.1028 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/19
Great start, first 4/6 episodes are great, gripping and an interesting story for someone who doesn’t know what had happened. However the podcast slowly peters out and slows down towards the end. My main gripe with the podcast is that it’s mostly filled with adverts which kind of takes away from...Read full review »
Yeh Kellbe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/19
Great music, great audio production but the contents of Atlanta monster is so vague it’s a disservice. Payne passes over facts time and time again barley even mentioning them. He eludes to nothing but speculation the entire series. Very frustrating!
Raptor 3121 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/13/19
I suffered through much of Season 1 before giving up due to too much filler material, and ad breaks every 8 minutes. Season 2 started off as being tolerable, but the ads and personal perspectives have become only worse. I get it, advertisements are what fund your ability to create such...Read full review »
JChapin51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
The same people who slow down to stare at a car crash - celebrating a horrid time in a minuscule moment. Why can’t they find something helpful to do with their time? This includes the producers of this show: none of them will accomplish anything that helps anyone except themselves in a perverse...Read full review »
jacksonoreilly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
TO MANY ADs I expected more info and be more in-depth but sadly I could get more info on google. The ads are killing me I’m not paying not to hear them.
Kate77? via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/12/19
Stick to the facts, tell the story, but why devote so much airtime to the Zodiac followers?
TxMom50 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
Very unclear who Payne angered based on all of these one star reviews, but I find it fishy given the nature of his podcasts. I think he and his crew have done a great job covering a very old case in a comprehensive manner. Ignore all of the comments from people who clearly who have a vendetta...
LEG444 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
I think this podcast is very well done! Listen for yourself😀
bionicgram_on_IG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
If you cut out all the filler and ads, this podcast would be about 10 minutes per episode. Host is also really irksome. He tries to imbue the podcast with an urgency that is consistently undermined by all the filler.
gvarone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
The Monster podcast meanders irritatingly all over the place with no central premise and no clear narrative. It needs a lot of editing. I don't mind that normally if it's interesting. In this case, it's not. The small dog barking in the background through so many interviews was saying "move it...Read full review »
zendog2009 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/12/19
I tried to get into season 1, but it was pretty boring and didn’t hold my attention. I’m also frustrated by the idea of giving Wayne more exposure and chance to spread his views. He may not have killed the children, but he killed someone and I didn’t like hearing from him.
Ellerpea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/19
It just seems that there isn’t enough information to fill an episode. The advertising is also too frequent and lengthy.
😳DC via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/09/19
Interesting listen for 7-8 episodes, but after that takes a lazy turn into interviewing amateur theorists instead of sticking to the facts from sources directly knowledgeable of the case. What’s worse, some of these folks—who possess the same relevant qualifications as you, dear reader—accuse...Read full review »
DK09879543 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/19
Zodiac is great! It’s a story everyone knows well, but without the editing, and added drama of Hollywood. Makes you think twice about who really did it.
Demita via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/19
Interesting stories. But Payne Lindsay is hard to follow. Half the time, I’m not really sure what’s going on in the story.
chikesh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/19
The last few episodes of monster are simply fulfilling the episode quota. No reason to listen to them.
Jimmy "Country" Smith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/19
Started off ok I guess, but has been spinning it’s wheels since episode 3. The story hasn’t moved since and just keeps repeating the same things about the same guy. It’s just a vehicle for ads at this point
Bigsteveoya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/19
The previews promise never before heard evidence. Nothing new, extremely anticlimactic and just downright boring.
nelson 109 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
If you’re unfamiliar with the zodiac story, the first few episodes are interesting because you get the background story. The latest few episodes have been rambling, pointless filler, e.g., interviews with zodiac obsessed people who really need to get a life. Lots of hype here but doesn’t deliver....Read full review »
jerazin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/19
The beginning of this podcast was good, but then the host starts interviewing crazy conspiracy theorists that have no real evidence. Unfortunately had to stop listening.
Cvtomey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
This season (2) suffers from the same problem the first season did. It starts out solid, escalates in quality and then about 2/3 through the season devolves into conspiracy-laden wingnut crazy town. Are the creators stretching to fill more episodes or do they feel that all positions deserve...Read full review »
Jack Perpi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
But it’s terrible
canyoumakethismoredifficult via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
Very little information. Lots of speculation and ads. Edited to make nothing seem like it maybe something.
hidnutopia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/19
As someone who knew nothing about The Zodiac, the first five or six episodes of this were really interesting (although retrospectively it seems there’s little more than can be found on the topic’s Wikipedia page). But after covering the crimes themselves, there’s nothing left. Completely runs...Read full review »
boredeastlondoner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/19
There is gold in these podcasts. Worth listening to. Keep doing these please. Also I find the music is perfect. Keep working on your craft. Those with negative comments should try negotiate the art of podcasting in the public eye and see how they do.
Dirtsifter via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/05/19
Dammit! I wanted to listen to this, and then Payne Lindsey’s voice started talking. I can’t handle another self-glorifying podcast told through his terribly cadenced voice. Skip it.
EmJuddz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/19
#1
My First Ever PodCast Been Hooked Ever Since , Last One Was Historic Figures , But the Narative Was Kept me Hooked and Wayne And Payne Interviews was More real. My Condolences To The Victims Family !!
CRAZE213420 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/19
Poorly written, verbose and repetitive.
Flying Elvii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/19
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49ers legit es foetnite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/19
Season one was great. But on the second season, they got greedy. Cut the episode time in half, and tripled the advertising. Sorry, but it’s too much.
Bill453217 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/03/19
Lost track several times as felt like one massive advert for a mattress or some food
sbel9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/19
Racebaiting nonsense. Nearly nothing to do with the murder or murderer 30min into S1E1. Why do you have to propagandize EVERYTHING?! I only wanted to hear an interesting story about true crime.
Alltoolovely via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/19
This is a great podcast about adverts, it’s just a shame it’s spoilt by all of the talk about a serial killer!
Razzclart8119 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 03/01/19
This is so wonderfully produced . Thoroughly engrossing. I look forward to each new episode. Thank you
J&3 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/19
I’m not talking about the subject matters I’m talking about the host and his/their presentation and storytelling ability (or lack thereof).
Common Problem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/19
The production value is great. That’s the only positive thing to say about this podcast. Doing a podcast on the Zodiac is the first mistake. The Zodiac killings are one of the most widely covered unsolved serial killings in U.S. history. These murders have inspired MANY movies, best selling...Read full review »
Marie3265 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/19
Born and raised in various cities within the SF Bay Area I remember this case as in real time. People were terrified and really didn't have any idea how to protect themselves against this guy.
RidgebackLove via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/19
Let’s get the positive out of the way - it has good sound quality and production quality. Ok. That’s it. Both seasons are utterly impossible to listen to. There is SO MUCH filler, deadspace, over dramatization, repetition, etc. A decent editor would be able to condense this into 1/3 the...Read full review »
John C Rhem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/19
A fantastic collection of adverts that are constantly being interrupted by a murder story. Genuinely, a 30 minute episode with only about 15 minutes of actual content. Fascinating subject, spoiled. Put all ads together instead of interspersed throughout each episode.
Marshy77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/19
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