On April 10th, 1933, the small town of Harris, Minnesota was shocked to see the Johnson family's farmhouse burning down. They were horrified to discover that Alvira Johnson and her seven children all perished in the blaze. But a peculiar absence made some suspect that this fire was not an accident after all.
Published 03/31/20
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! It sounds like a traditional campfire story: Four teenagers camp along the shore of Finland’s Lake Bodom in July of 1960. But their weekend of fun turns dark when an unknown murderer commits a triple homicide—leaving...
Published 03/24/20
In late 1978, four teens from Indiana were abducted from the Burger Chef restaurant where they worked—and murdered later that same night. The investigation into their deaths would turn up many suspects, but disappointingly few answers.
Published 03/17/20
Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most...
Published 03/16/20
On November 17th, 1978, four teens were working at the Burger Chef fast food restaurant in Speedway, Indiana. As they were closing up the restaurant, an unknown assailant abducted them at gunpoint. Their corpses would later be found in a forest the next town over.
Published 03/10/20
In the early morning hours of October 27th, 1961, 19-year-old student Betty Gail Brown went missing on her college campus. Her disappearance led to a campus wide-search, until she was eventually found in her car, strangled by her own bra.
Published 03/03/20
In 1560, scandal hits young Queen Elizabeth when the wife of her rumored paramour, Lord Robert Dudley, is found mysteriously dead from a fall. To this day, nobody can determine the true cause of her death.
Published 02/25/20
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unsolved Murders that you might have missed!  Josslyn Hay was a British aristocrat who moved with his wife, Lady Idina Sackville, to Africa. There, they were part of the “Happy Valley Set,” a group of wealthy expats who lived to drink alcohol, do drugs and have sex. So when Hay was found miles from his home, dead of a gunshot wound, virtually everybody in their social circle was a suspect.
Published 02/23/20
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode:...
Published 02/19/20
In 1560, young Queen Elizabeth I's relationship with Lord Robert Dudley had one complication: his wife. Rumors that the two were plotting to poison her came to an abrupt end—when she was discovered dead from a fall.
Published 02/18/20
In 1968, a state trooper found the brutalized body of a young school teacher named Irene Izak on the side of the road. The investigation into her death would be hampered by weather, timing, and incompetence. But things became truly dark when the only evidence seemed to point to the state trooper who had found her in the first place.
Published 02/11/20
Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at Parcast’s new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format.  Play along in this...
Published 02/05/20
On a lonely night in 1968, a young French teacher named Irene Izak was driving north, to Canada, for a job interview. The hopeful trip would take a turn for the worst, as her body was discovered the next morning—lying dead in a ditch.
Published 02/04/20
After the bodies of Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris were found in a frozen lake in 1924, investigators scrambled to find their killer. But though the investigation continued for years, the culprit remained elusive.
Published 01/28/20
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Unsolved Murders that you might have missed!  In 1922, Reverend Edward Hall and his lover Eleanor Mills were found dead beneath a crabapple tree surrounded by their shredded love letters. Their killer was never identified, but one woman claimed to have witnessed the crime.
Published 01/26/20
They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall. In this...
Published 01/22/20
In 1924, Edward Nickols, Roy Wilson, and Dewey Morris spent the winter in a remote cabin in the Oregon wilderness, operating fur traps near Lava Lake. But weeks later the friends’ fateful trip would end in their disappearance, and soon, a horrifying discovery.
Published 01/21/20
In 1862, California wine grower and rancher John Rains was mysteriously murdered. In the wake of his death, the law struggled to find the culprit. While vigilante mobs wreaked havoc, his brother, Robert Carlisle, took advantage of Rains’ widow.
Published 01/14/20
They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from...
Published 01/09/20
On August 20th, 1900, police responded to the home of wealthy industrialist Robert L. Fosburgh who lived with his wife and 27-year-old son. Fosburgh reported a break-in by three individuals, one of whom shot and killed his 24-year-old daughter May. But police weren’t so sure about his story.
Published 01/07/20
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the early 1800s, the Duke de Choiseul-Praslin was suspected of murdering his wife. However, a vial of arsenic and a corrupt government would prevent justice from being served.
Published 12/31/19
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the early 1800s, Fanny, the Duchess of Choiseul-Praslin, and her husband Charles, the Duke, were highly regarded among the French nobility. From the outside, it appeared they had it all, but internally their marriage was filled with distrust and turmoil.
Published 12/24/19
Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
Published 12/23/19
Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been stopped. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
Published 12/23/19
Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer—one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive 3-part special event. You can now listen to all 3 episodes within SERIAL KILLERS, and all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds. He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a...
Published 12/23/19