The story of Bluebeard, the wealthy man how murdered his wives, has become so lasting it’s actually become a recognized term in true crime lore. In this episode I tell you about two such Bluebeard…
One of the great myths about serial killers perpetuated by books and the movies is that they’re all criminal geniuses like Hannibal Lecter. In truth, the criminal mastermind is extremely rare. Back in the late 19th century there lived a serial murderer named Edward Rulloff, who was considered so brilliant by academics of the era that his brain was studied and put on display for many decades after. Rolloff is almost forgotten to history today, but back in the day he was considered one of the greatest criminal masterminds of his era.
Big Head, Dark Heart: The Notorious Brain of Edward H. Rulloff
The Owl, Moon Saturday, Owl’s Secret
Dexter Britain, The Tea Party
In 1958, 19 year old Charles Starkweather and 14 year old Caril Anne Fugate, set out on a murder spree that shocked a nation. Was Caril an innocent victim, or was she as violent as her boyfriend? Hear the true story that inspired numerous books, movies and songs.
“A Crime To Remember”: Teenage Spree Killer Charles Starkweather
Naoya Sakamata, Esteem
Dexter Britain, The Tea Party, Opus 4
Kai Engel, Difference
Blue Dot Sessions, Cobweb Transit, The Envelope, Suzy B