Reviews
It is a great story & I like hearing the details But I wish they would of just stuck with one subject ie one serial killer or even one area of the country at a time … trying to keep up with the going back & forth was a bit much .. Also .. I wasn’t a fan of having different narrators
kitty936 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Couldn’t stop listening to this hideous story. So glad we now live in a world of DNA evidence & computerised police records!
Lashing Rain via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/21
Too hard to follow the timeline of the story.
Diq via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/21
I’m 40 minutes in to the first episode and this is one of the most poorly authored podcasts. It’s like they’ve engaged the producer of a b grade reality show, a washed up romance author and the editor of a thesaurus to write the podcast. With countless interjections from advertising themselves...Read full review »
user_9972112994 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/10/21
This is very thoughtfully put together and well presented. An interesting podcast, worth a listen
Nannamoo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/06/21
Ugh
Not worth listening to. Plus the dinging sound they play in the background is so obnoxious.
Janelle001122 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/21
Did we really need another tacky overdramatic murder podcast from wondery?
jane3083 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/21
Yet another podcast that takes a compelling tragic story and turns it into entertainment. Please be embarrassed to have been a part of this if you aren’t already. Stop it with the manipulative background music, the overly emotive narration, the biased writing, jumping from storyline to storyline...Read full review »
Sairah Svahtee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/21
These are horrific crimes, and I appreciate their reporting on all this. Love Tracy Pattin & as always, very well made
Rosy_9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/21
This is not entertainment. This man is the source of unimaginable trauma for so many people, myself included. I was looking for another podcast and happened upon this to my shock and deep dismay. Everyone who had a hand in this podcast should be ashamed of themselves.
Ditnes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/21
Omg! May be the most engaging well presented and produced real life thriller ever. Love the hosts- perfect tone. Thanks to the sponsors for funding. Will support your products.
tashi# via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
Loved the layout; the story shared between the hosts makes it a little easier to understand the switch between Alcala’s periods of life between NY and LA and such. Only nit-picky downside was the subtle music behind the narrators, when it was often a simple two-tone piece— it sounds exactly like...Read full review »
CelticRiver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
Don’t understand why the story switches back and forth between Alcala, the Hillside Strangler, and the Son of Sam. Very confusing!!
Andraywill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/21
I CANNOT believe I didn’t know more about this guy. Absolute EVIL
Meganm007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/21
I love the two hosts and the special guests, but it was a little hard to follow at times. This story and other true crime stories always interest me.
ihefbgerfhbrwnnji via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/21
Very interesting (sickening) podcast of the case. Would have given it 5 stars but having two narrators made the story a little confusing at times.
Phone1999 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/21
La
sannaomg via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 03/03/21
& well-made
adiblaas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/21
This was a riveting story and told very well. I couldn’t stop listening. Thank you for this! Thank you also for the reminder about the body farm in San Marcos. I knew about it because I attended Texas State University. I am going to donate my body to them instead of being cremated. What a...Read full review »
MinaNUB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/21
I am what most people call a True Crime buff. I have seen/heard a lot of different shows and podcasts and “The Dating Game Killer” is no different. The story telling is simple and leaves the listener wanting to learn more despite the storyline Definitely a recommend podcast along with Dateline!
Roorz89 via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 02/24/21
I would have preferred a podcast format with re-enactments, foley and sound effects. Still, this is well written in the old-fashion way and well narrated.
Nanapovic via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/22/21
The commentators are usually what makes me keep looking for another podcast. Loved everything about this series!!
Mossy jen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/21
Can wait for more similar podcasts from the same team
MSportsEngineering via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/21
I love true crime podcasts but this one is confusing because of the switch between different stories and narrators. Makes it hard to follow.
aiimeeeee__ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/21
Good series but really hard to follow when there are so many adds for other crime podcast in the middle of it. You don’t really get in to the story.
Karrakkas via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 02/02/21
Although I had already heard of this story from television and documentaries I wanted to listen to this in the background but it was quite interesting. The story is told in a very thorough narrative. It’s not boring and of course isn’t skimpy on all the sad and gory details that intrigue a lot of...Read full review »
littleporkbao via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/21
The quality: crystal clear, minimal but aptly placed environment sounds and spot on range. The pace: we all know that true crime can be a hard listen for anyone. Not the production type but the subjects discussed. I do appreciate the warning at the being of the episodes for those that may be...Read full review »
Lil Scallion via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/21
No missing that the internal dialogue feels fictionalized. But if you can see your way past that, the narration is excellent, the noise landscape is superb, and the overall editing and production value very professional. Really enjoying how this is presented (no matter how many times a character...Read full review »
Chellepatt via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/22/21
This podcast was compelling from the first minute to the interview episode at the end. Very immersive.
ChellBell99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/21
Wondery are great!! The only podcast produced I listen to nowadays. So many gripping series, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Chilling, shocking and engaging!
hc17539 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/21
There are multiple stories with various narrators. Definitely not one of Wonderly’s best.
Fb stock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
Great story but it’s butchered by the way it is told. Shame.
Ksnsbjsbkwndn via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/14/21
I always worry whether we are glorifying these murderers by creating and listening to podcasts about them. This was one exceptionally well handled retelling of the dating show killer. It was almost a history class. Well done! My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and the podcast...Read full review »
BankAddict via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
A must listen !
jesuislsurie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/09/21
Fascinating case and really well told by this podcast! Definitely a listen, easy to binge listen too!
jadiethegamer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/01/21
A Well told story
Bestofall via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/23/20
Don’t get me wrong, I love true crime but I felt like this glamorized the crimes and was just in general poorly told. Would not recommend.
Grinding Nemo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/22/20
Interesting story ruined by overdramatic music and ridiculously hammy and exaggerated reading. What a waste. Can’t even listen.
LNP515 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/20
While the story of Alcala’s horrors and how he got away with it and was eventually caught is a truly compelling one, this podcast did not rise to the occasion. It’s definitely not one of investigation, let alone investigative journalism. It doesn’t tackle the gaps in law enforcement’s approach,...Read full review »
javielito r via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/20
Well told story of the psycho serial killer! I listened straight through. It was like reading a true crime book. Thank you.
truecrime052585 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/20
Am I the only one who is being driven mad by that faint background door bell like noise? Other than that, a good, well researched podcast.
BexNark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/20
Sensationalistic predator-porn. Too much sappy subjective horror and not enough storytelling. Felt like I was watching crappy late-night TV. Barely made it through E1.
Whywontyouletmepickaname? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/20
If you’re going to talk about gendered violence so graphically, you might want to offer some feminist context and not be so sensational.
RLGR38 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/07/20
Birth date of perpetrator is wrong. Looked on Wiki & many other places. Month of birth is August, not March. Makes me wonder if they made a mistake on something so simple, what else might they have gotten wrong? Bad editing.
Connie Kaczka-Slattery via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/20
I was very engrossed in this story. I like podcasts that go a bit further into detail like this one. There were a couple things missing to get if go five stars. First, they didn’t ever go through a list of his victims and timeline at the end. Second, the dates and victims were hard to keep track...Read full review »
Kelliejo55906 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/20
Perfectly narrated. Keeps my attention. I also like the added empathy of the victims and families.
deb0999 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/20
Headline says it all. It was an ok podcast but it was more like a novel than investigative journalism. Bounced around too much between victims. There were commercials literally every two minutes.
Katherine Lewin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/20
The show is ok but who writes these fake conversations and super detailed thoughts of people who are dead? Very strange, writer needs a lesson in podcasts, it’s not a fiction novel. Worth listening to but be prepared to roll your eyes repeatedly.
Salvelinus via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/15/20
Thoroughly interested in the entire series and loved how it was explained to a T. Terrifying but loved it!
nowwah via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 11/02/20
Jumps around way too much with no rhyme or reason to the chronology.
Shannon (Elam) Angel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/20
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