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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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4.4 stars from 6,658 ratings
Seemed very sensationalised and I sometimes wondered if the details in the story were necessary. However engaging enough, as listened to the whole story - a fascinating story of how slow the legal system was to catch up to the risks he posed.
Meeeeksy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/07/23
The storytelling is impossible to follow. Why all the narrators and perspective changes. This is not a book and the dramatization makes this so hard to listen to.
Lovethiscusbapp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/23
The writer’s reimagining of each killing mirrors a portal in the very issue of its content. The dramatization and verbiage of this very sensitive subject is not only unintelligent, it’s creepy. Complete lack of empathy and reasonable reporting. So often talking about how handsome the killer is...Read full review »
McGuffog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/22
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