Episodes
Published 05/13/24
Rob Parkes is not a paedophilic, drug-dealing, gang-leading tyrant. But that’s exactly what his pathologically controlling, abusive ex-wife tried to lead everyone to believe. It’s also why, she said, he had to die. In a very special episode of RedHanded, we hear directly from a man who found out there was a price on his head – and that over the years, six separate people had been approached to kill him. In interviews conducted in our studio, Rob remembers the years of coercive control; a...
Published 04/11/24
Ten years ago, two young women entered the Panamanian cloud forest, accompanied by a dog named Blue.  Blue was the only one to ever return.  The events that transpired on Panama’s El Pianista trail that day have remained a chilling mystery for a decade now – and possibly will forever. Join us as we delve into the perplexing case of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, where speculation abounds and answers remain elusive. Exclusive bonus content: Wondery - Ad-free & ShortHand Patreon -...
Published 04/04/24
Found dead and with severe internal injuries in the swimming pool of the UK’s biggest TV star, Stuart Lubbock’s tragic demise became an instant tabloid sensation. Michael Barrymore’s handling of the tragedy left a lot to be desired – as did the conduct of the British press. But what really happened the night Lubbock died, and who was responsible? Exclusive bonus content: Wondery - Ad-free & ShortHand Patreon - Ad-free & Bonus Content Follow us on social...
Published 03/28/24
Found drifting on the open ocean on the brink of death, Terry Jo Duperrault’s survival was nothing short of a miracle. She’d been at sea for over 3 days, enduring harsh heat, bitter cold, and the tormenting bites of the parrot fish. Terry Jo was the survivor of an apparent yacht accident – yet when the boat’s captain was told the incredible news, he went to a motel, and took his own life. This is the gut-wrenching story of the sinking of The Bluebell, and the deaths of 4 members of the...
Published 03/21/24
Three weeks after going missing, Californian ‘supermom’ Sherri Papini was found running down a highway with a chain tied to her waist and the word "exodus" burned into her back. Her story defied belief. Kidnapped outside of her home, by a pair of Latina women and driven hundreds of miles with nothing but mariachi music for company, it seemed almost too strange to be true. The police investigation that followed was one of the biggest in recent memory - yet it took over four years before the...
Published 03/14/24
UPDATE: Since we released our episode on the Barnetts – who said their adopted 9-year-old daughter had turned out to be a murderous, adult woman – Natalia has finally broken her silence in a six(!)-part new interview series. And the revelations are damning… Relisten to the episode to brush up first, or skip to 1:20:00 for Hannah and Suruthi’s take on the latest shocking updates! - In 2009, the Barnetts, a wealthy picture-perfect American family, adopted 6-year-old Natalia Grace from...
Published 03/10/24
Found raped and brutalised in the hills, just a stone’s throw from one of Hong Kong’s richest neighbourhoods, teenagers Kenneth McBride and Nicola Myers became the subjects of a national outrage. At a point of deep uncertainty in Hong Kong, the tragic murder of the two white expat teenagers became a symbol of everything that was bubbling under the surface. From accusations of racism and classism in the police, to involvement from the local triads, this would quickly become the biggest murder...
Published 03/07/24
Now that a new Netflix doc has got everyone talking about Danny Casolaro – we wanted to rerelease one of our favourite past episodes, to give you the full RedHanded rundown. Let us know your theories on our socials! Governments kill people who try to uncover their dirty dealings, that’s a fact. But is that what happened to Danny Casolaro? Danny claimed to be on the verge of connecting the dots between multiple governmental scandals and uncovering an international network of unbelievable...
Published 03/01/24
On the 8th March 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was making a routine red-eye flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, when it seemingly vanished in the clouds.  The 175-tonne Boeing 777 – and all 239 people on board – have never been seen again. And 10 years on, there are still no solid answers as to what happened.  In this episode, we’ll take you through the facts and theories behind what remains the greatest mystery in the history of aviation.  Exclusive bonus content: Wondery -...
Published 02/29/24
In 2004, amid a horrific snowstorm in a remote mountain town, a talented yet troubled young woman crashed her car and vanished off the face of the Earth.  The more you learn about the life of Maura Murray, and the things she got up to in the days before her mysterious disappearance, lead to more questions than answers.  Was she trying to kill herself? Was she trying to disappear? Was she abducted, and were the police involved? This is one of the most infamous missing persons cases of...
Published 02/22/24
On 19 February 2008, 9-year-old Shannon Matthews left school, waved goodbye to her best friend, and then vanished on the half-mile walk home. West Yorkshire police, and a determined group of locals from Shannon’s estate, spent weeks doing all they could to find the missing little girl. But when the truth behind Shannon’s disappearance was eventually uncovered, it was more shocking than anybody could have imagined. Exclusive bonus content: Wondery - Ad-free & ShortHand Patreon -...
Published 02/15/24
Following the conviction of Charlie Adelson in November 2023, his mother Donna allegedly attempted to flee the US for Vietnam. Arrested on the runway, awaiting take off, the 73 year old now denies any involvement in the murder of her son-in-law, Dan Markel. In this concluding episode we take a look at the entire Adelson clan, with a focus on what the “grieving ex-wife” Wendi Adelson likely knew, and when… Exclusive bonus content: Wondery - Ad-free & ShortHand Patreon - Ad-free &...
Published 02/08/24
When Wendi Adelson was left feeling trapped in Tallahassee, following her divorce from FSU professor Dan Markel, she told her big brother Charlie. What happened next is beyond anything anyone could have imagined. In a bizarre murder for hire plot involving hundreds of hours of FBI wiretapping, an owl loving hitman, coded calls about pot belly pigs and a tv repairman, this case has been bubbling away in Florida for the past decade. But finally in November 2023, some shocking truths were...
Published 02/01/24
Prospect medical student turned slacker spree-killer is hardly a normal turn of events. Yet Jean-Claude Romand managed to throw his entire life away by simply doing nothing. No school, no job, and no income, all propped up by a tower of ever increasing lies. A secret life spanning over thirty years, and ending in the deaths of his wife, their two children, both his parents, and their family dog, all to avoid telling the truth.  This is what happens when you tell that one little lie, and...
Published 01/25/24
When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret. From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and...
Published 01/22/24
The Friedmans were your average upper-middle-class family in ‘70s America, but everything changed when one day accusations of mass child sexual abuse landed on the father and one son. What followed was a chaotic investigation of slippery memories, attempted hypnosis, coercive police questioning, disturbing confessions, folk devils and real-life villains – nothing about this case is black-white. In this episode, we tell you the story of the Friedman family as we know it, not that we can say...
Published 01/18/24
Deep in the middle of the UK’s shambolic COVID lockdown, 33 year old Sarah Everard went for a walk. That night she crossed paths with a man who would abduct, rape and kill her. Within days detectives had a man named Wayne Couzens on their radar, but with this breakthrough came a huge reckoning for investigators - because Couzens was a serving London Metropolitan police officer. Exclusive bonus content: Wondery - Ad-free & ShortHand Patreon - Ad-free & Bonus Content  Follow us...
Published 01/11/24
Thanks to COVID, we all now know, better than ever the impact that social isolation can have on our mental health.  Depression, confused thinking, and emotional instability were symptoms many of us became all too familiar with; but imagine you had been in lockdown somewhere thousands of miles away from the nearest city, in perpetual darkness for 6-months of the year, and subjected to temperatures as low as -80 degrees celsius... Oh, and you're locked down with your co-workers... That shit...
Published 01/04/24
When countless lone travellers began to vanish without a trace along the Great Osage Trail in the early 1870s, the people of Labette County, Kansas, were gripped with fear. Soon enough, the county’s residents realised that all the victims had one thing in common: they’d all visited the Bender Inn, a small cabin run by a mysterious German family. But by then it was too late. The Benders were gone with the wind – and as for who they were and where they went, well, that remained a mystery for...
Published 12/28/23
The trial of Michael Peterson remains one of the most baffling we’ve ever come across. Red neurons, missing blood spatter and of course that pesky blow poke. What led the jury to land on the decision they made? Was evidence overlooked, or was this a cover-up? And finally, if Michael Peterson isn’t guilty, how and why did Kathleen really die? Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com See Privacy Policy at...
Published 12/21/23
From the outside the Petersons had it all; the perfect family, a beautiful mansion and more money than they could spend. But on 9th December 2001 all that changed, when Michael Peterson claimed to have found his wife, Kathleen, dead at the bottom of their stairs. What followed would become a bizarre tale of strange family secrets, shocking revelations and a true crime case obsessed over like nothing before, or since. Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our...
Published 12/14/23
At 3 am on the 1st of December 2006, Anneli Auer phoned Finnish emergency services – to tell them an intruder was stabbing her husband to death as she spoke. Police arrived on the scene in less than 10 minutes, but it was too late, and the mysterious killer had seemingly vanished into thin air.  Judicial madness, police f**k-ups, greed, undercover lovers, Satanic child abuse rituals, DNA mix-ups, a family torn apart, and a murder mystery that divided a nation: this is the murder of Jukka...
Published 12/07/23
Vanishing in seconds when her older brother turned away, 8-year-old Sarah Payne’s high-profile disappearance gripped the nation. But as mother and father begged for answers and hoped to see their little girl again, sadly it would leave a very different legacy. This truly heartbreaking case would change the British legal system forever – not before Rebekah Brooks and ‘News of The World’ brought the British media into absolute chaos. Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our...
Published 11/30/23
The evidence against Chris Dawson was overwhelming from the start - so why did it take several investigations, 2 coronial enquiries and 40 years of agony for Lyon’s family for New South Wales police to even make an arrest? In our final episode on the murder of Lynette Dawson we discuss the day of her disappearance and the unfathomable lack of effort put into finding her. Not to mention why the police were so unwilling to investigate a man several officers referred to lovingly as...
Published 11/23/23