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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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 4,301 ratings
Great Podcast
What a great pod cast
Lyncello via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/20
Outstanding
Engrossing from start to finish. If you like listening to podcasts about true crime, this one really stands out.
DonJohnT45 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/20
Haunting and scary
Stephen Lang’s haunting deliver of creating the scenarios of the killer’s thoughts are sometimes better than watching a scene in a horror movie. Wow!!
sandyfos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/20
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