Fascinating true story!
Stranglers is truly an excellent and heartbreaking podcast. Throughly researched and captivating, Stranglers captures the fear and panic in Boston during the 60s. Portland is incredibly respectful of the victims and you feel as if you really get to know them.
Out of all the true crime podcasts, this one really stands out. The investigative journalism and research is extrememly well done. I love all of the interviews with the actual police and attorneys involved, and how after so many years this case is still so vivid in their minds. The podcast is also heartbreaking as it does not lose track of the victims and their stories like many serial killer stories do. It in fact focuses on the women whose lives were taken and the injustices they faced even after death. The reenactments are not phony but instead help to shape the story in your mind and aids in the mystery. I binge-listened to this in a few days. Couldn't stop. Definitely deserves 5 stars!
This show came out a year ago and occasionally I still think about things discussed on this show. So haunting and great.
I've put ears to many a true crime podcasts and this is one of the best. It is well-paced but not repetitive and builds up enough suspense that I sat in my car in my garage to hear the closing minutes of several episodes. It is also well-balanced, focusing on both the suspect(s) and victims with thoughtful consideration. I reached the final episode, a truly powerful one, with much regret.
Excellent and thorough podcast. I started listening because Karen from My Favorite Murder raves about it. Itâs very different from MFM because this has interviews, re-enactments and tons of facts - not a comedy at all but itâs just as addictive!
This is worth a listen to everyone. Great insight.
Started a little slow but really ended up being a terrific listen. Well worth my/your time.
This podcast was amazingly well done. Portland has a calm, educated and easy voice to listen to. I really am glad that some of the women that were abused during this time spoke about it. I actually learned some things about myself listening to this podcast besides about the Boston Strangler Case. The ending was perfect. Those amazing women that lost their life due to this/those animals were properly respected and not forgotten. Thank you for the wonderful job done making this podcast.
I LOVED this podcast. Great reporting and amazing backstory into a topic I thought I knew so much about. I am telling all my friends about Stranglers!!
Found this podcast mildly interested but kind of jumbled, and too heavy-handed with sound treatment/effects, and the '48 Hoursâ music production value was sort of cheesy.I came here to review specifically because of one part that bothered me a *lot* in episode 12: the visit to the apartment building on Park Drive. Leaving the note on the apartment door felt like an incredible invasion of the occupantsâ privacy. The host & Adele were essentially forcing this knowledge on the residents (if they didnât know about the murder, a quick Google search of the address and the year would turn it up), and if they did know about it, then it might feel like an unwelcome and unsettling intrusion. I live nearby, and this part REALLY bothered me â it seemed like a serious ethical lapse on the part of the host.
This podcast is so well made and mesmerizing. I couldnât stop listening.
One episode in and Iâm hooked ... already recommended it to three folk ... wicked good
I listened to this non-stop for days while I did yard work, cooked, ran errands-SO good! So detailed and informative! The podcast that got me into podcasts!
Such an interesting podcast. A bit disturbing at some parts, but such an important and engaging story. Portland has a great Podcast voice
Super interesting story that has been done very well! Looking forward to more podcasts!
Wonderfully reported and interesting. I can't stop listening!
Amazingly put together. I binged in this at work. It was like watching a movie...very well narrated. Great job!
This is the most riveting true crime podcast I've listened to in a long time. I hope they do more!
I am from the Boston area and heard about the Boston Strangler, but being in my 30's it really isn't something I had first hand knowledge of; just the lore. This podcast and Portland herself, does a fantastic job of bringing the 13 victims' stories to light in a respectful and succinct way. Loved every but of it and can't wait for whatever is coming next! Thanks!
If you're into crime stories, this is perfect
This podcast is very captivating and well done! I recommend listening if you're at all intrigued by the psychology of and investigation of true crime.
... and too pretentious for me. Got through episode 7.
I really enjoyed this series and was sad to see it end! I had heard of the Boston Strangler, of course, but this was very informative and I learned way more about it than I had in a couple mini documentaries I had seen.
This was an excellent series from start to finish. The presentation was fast-paced, informative and absolutely compelling. The producers shed new light on the conundrums and contradictions of this complicated case.
Best podcast. Interesting from top to bottom. Kudos to Portland.
I love a podcast that keeps me listening! I ate it all up in two days while painting my garage. It's a fascinating story that is well produced and researched. I was sorry to come to the end. I really hope this team will provide another season with an equally interesting subject. Well done!
I found out about this podcast from an add in Google Play Music. I'm glad I did. I won't lie, it is disturbing. There are details and dramatization that were difficult to listen to sometimes. However, the subject is fascinating to me; the score is excellent, the acting is done well; the narrator, Portland, has a perfect broadcasting voice; and the whole investigation and editing of the episodes is highly professional. Looking forward to the next season!
I never knew about this event in history, it's a scary reminder for women of all ages to listen to your instincts and keep your guard up! Great job!
This podcast was simply amazing. I listened to all 12 episodes in less than 1 week. Great production quality, fascinating topic, well researched and great narration.
Actually holds my attention. I'm binge listening.
I'm already halfway through and only started yesterday. Really good! Helps with my long commute
One of the best podcasts ever.
This is an excellent podcast. It had me sucked in one the first episode and I couldn't stop listening. Very well put together and told a wonderful story. I think it helped shed some light on the forgotten cases and told the side of a story people didn't know.
If it were a book it would be a page turner. The story kept me want to listen non stop. I liked the format of the producers and writers etc. Was not the annoying type of pod cast where you get two people talking over each other. I enjoyed it.
Excellent podcast... until the last episode. 11 out of 12 episodes stick to the facts while episode 12 was mostly just feminist opinion. Many takes on theories and possible suspects while still sticking to reality.
This podcast is absolutely fascinating. The story is well told and keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the production is of the highest quality. If you are a true crime lover like myself, you will love this podcast! Can not recommend enough.
Loved the stories
I never thought the Boston Stranglers were interesting, but now I'm hooked! Great podcast and well done!
In the middle of a podcast binge at the moment, Stranglers is fantastic!! Highy recommend it!!
Seriously cannot stop listening!
This is a really well done podcast that keeps you wanting more information. It treats the victims with respect and dignity and does a really great job capturing all the dimensions of this case.
Good true crime podcast. The narrator gives factual information with a bit of storytelling.
Fascinating and you won't want it to end
Great reporting and story-telling. This is a must-listen!
Loved the series so much, listened to it in a day. If you're into true crime, give it a listen!!!
I hadn't heard of these murders in the past and I really liked how the show was put together!
Enthralling mystery, superb investigation and beautiful narration. This podcast has it all with the bonus inclusion of how these murders shaped a generation of women and continue to push people to seek the truth and never settle for an easy confession.