Happy Face
For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 4,702 ratings
Great listen
Really enjoyed this chilling podcast. I appreciated the real interviews.. felt like I was actually there.
champagnetasteplease via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
4 stars not 5
My husband and I listen to the podcast together as big fans of true crime podcasts. This one was very good up until episode 6. It is very difficult to listen to Don. His overall demeanor made us cringe and we only kept listening to get through the podcast. I’m sure he has had many challenges but...
heartdoulamomma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
What’s up with the music?
I thought maybe it was just me, but I see from fellow reviewers that this appears to confuse many of us: The random musical interludes come across misplaced & are MUCH too long. Thankful for Apple podcasts “30 second skip” feature so that I can hopefully get into this storyline!
Kateholl198 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
Recent Episodes
Melissa is conflicted by how her father’s crimes have shaped her life and her career. She’s also conflicted about the paranormal ‘gift’ they both share-- seeing and feeling ghosts. Does this bolster Sam’s psychopath argument? And has she passed this trait to her son as well? 
Published 12/07/18
Melissa married her husband Sam hoping to find stability and distance herself from her father’s crimes - but her inability to open up emotionally is destroying their marriage - and it leads them both to question whether Melissa is capable of feeling compassion - a psychopathic trait she and her...
Published 11/30/18
Keith Jesperson savagely killed at least 8 women between 1990 and 1995. Eluding capture, he taunted law enforcement and media with letters signed with a smile. But the detectives and journalist who helped end his killing spree say his reputation as a macho, murdering mastermind is not what it seems.
Published 11/16/18
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