What defines guilt? Should we judge the accused based on the evidence found against them? Or by the decision made about them by a jury of their peers? Each week we look at complicated criminal cases, where the evidence and the verdict don’t always line up, testing the limits of “innocent until proven guilty.” Not Guilty is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they examine some of the most accomplished—and controversial—people to ever live. You’ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields… And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure.
He was a 19th century poet and playwright who was prosecuted and imprisoned for falling in love with another man. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our episode on Oscar Wilde. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Famous Fates, free and only on Spotify.
To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery—where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify.
Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous “in cold blood” murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it.
Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify!
If you enjoy the true stories told in Not Guilty, check out this episode from our series Crimes of Passion: Just because John and Lorena Bobbitt were acquitted for their individual crimes in 1994 didn't mean their challenges were behind them. But while Lorena used her verdict to grow beyond her history of abuse, John devolved into a world of D-list celebrity and continued domestic violence.
If you enjoy the true stories told in Not Guilty, check out this episode from our series Crimes of Passion: After the now-infamous maiming on June 23rd, 1993, Lorena and John both faced criminal charges. Lorena for the violent wounding and John for the years of abuse that led to her actions.
If you enjoy the true stories told in Not Guilty, check out this episode from our series Crimes of Passion: Lorena Bobbitt thought she'd found her piece of the American dream when she married John Bobbitt in 1989. But her fantasy was quickly shattered; John was abusive. Eventually, after years of violence, Lorena tried to escape.
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 conventional.
Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in this exclusive clip from our episode on the “Majestic 12.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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 conventional.
Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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: “Bohemian Grove Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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 exclusive clip from our episode on the Manson family with a couple of very special contestants and Parcast hosts, Greg and Vanessa, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
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 special clip from our first episode, learn about Benito Mussolini’s transformation from Italian “Superman” to despised despot. To finish this episode, subscribe to DICTATORS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
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 the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
For eight months, lawyers argued the case against O.J. Simpson. Prosecutors laid out a narrative of domestic violence and showed DNA evidence. The defense blamed racist cops. And the world waited as a jury would decide his fate.
On the evening of June 12th, 1994, the body of Nicole Brown Simpson was found on the steps outside her condominium, in a pool of her own blood. The corpse of Ron Goldman was sprawled in the nearby bushes. And the bloody clues lead right to the door of Nicole's ex-husband...O.J. Simpson.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In October of 1819, the two Boorn brothers, 27-year-old Jesse and 31-year-old Stephen, stood trial for the murder of their brother-in-law, Russell Colvin.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Jesse and Stephen Boorn never liked their sister’s husband, Russell Colvin. They would become prime suspects in connection with Colvin’s disappearance in 1812.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In July of 1925, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow finally faced off in Judge Raulston’s courtroom in Dayton, Tennessee. The future of American morality was on the line.
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.
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.
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 variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?
The state of Tennessee saw the Theory of Evolution as a direct assault on Christian values and therefore banned the subject from classrooms. The resulting criminal charges against science teacher John T. Scopes in 1925 grew into one of the most notable landmark court cases in American history.
In the summer of 2000, Kareem White stood trial for drug charges that he insisted were false. Over 30 other defendants had been convicted ahead of him. But White insisted that all of the Tulia cases were shams, trumped-up charges fabricated by narcotics officer Tom Coleman.
They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service, and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions.
Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
In 1999, the town of Tulia, Texas was rocked by the racially motivated arrests of 46 people—39 of them African American. This resulted in 38 convictions for various drug charges with sentences of up to 90 years in prison.
Following the 1981 attempted assassination of President, Ronald Regan, FBI agents interviewed John Hinckley, Jr. and were certain they had an open and shut case. But they soon realized the case was much more complicated than they imagined.
They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names.
Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
On May 17, 1973, the Senate Select Committee began its hearings of several key witnesses in the Watergate break-in. What they would uncover would shock the country, dismantle a powerful presidency, and shake Americans' trust in the office of the president for years to come.
Dragons, serpents, giants, and demons… they aren't merely foils to a hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The Parcast original series, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these legendary beasts, and explores what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday.
And now you can hear a special clip from the episode on the demonically-menacing Gargoyle. To finish this episode, subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
In 1972, a break-in at the Watergate office complex in Washington D.C. had the FBI investigating what they thought was an ordinary burglary. But when the evidence led them to the White House, they uncovered what would become the biggest political scandal of the 20th century.
Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials.
And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
After his wife Sunny von Bülow fell into a mysterious coma in 1980, Claus von Bülow was charged with her attempted murder. A high-profile trial would follow—resulting in a shocking verdict, and ultimately, a momentous acquittal.
Sunny von Bülow collapsed in her Rhode Island home in December of 1980—inexplicably falling into a coma, ultimately never to recover. An investigation would soon be launched by her children into the possible involvement of their step-father, socialite Claus von Bülow.
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.
In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Buffalo, NY: After being arrested for the murder of her thirteen-year-old daughter in 1993, we follow Lynn Peters’ criminal proceedings, and also examine the shocking cold-case investigation that uncovered new evidence...13 years later.
By 1895, a middle-aged Charles Chilton Moore had been arrested three times due to libel, blasphemy, and the mailing of "obscene materials". But Moore simply used his subsequent imprisonments to further his cause, bringing national attention to his fight for separation between church and state. And ultimately, after more arrests and trials, becoming one of the major catalysts that helped expand the definition of free speech.
In Reconstruction era Kentucky, Charles Chilton Moore was a minister-turned-atheist whose criticisms of religion would set him on a path to become a famous atheist, and founder of the so-called "infidel" paper The Blue Grass Blade. A publication that would push the boundaries of free speech, and ultimately land him in court time and time again.
In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday! In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg amputee. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
In May of 1981, housewife Elana Steinberg was brutally stabbed to death; a pair of home invaders attacked her, using a knife from her own kitchen. Her husband, Steven Steinberg, tried to fight off the burglars but couldn’t stop them from killing Elana. Immediately, the police mounted a search for the bearded murders. But as more details emerged about the crime, the Steinbergs, and Steven’s history of addiction, police found a new suspect.
In October of 1819, the two Boorn brothers, 27-year-old Jesse and 31-year-old Stephen, stood trial for the murder of their brother-in-law, Russell Colvin. The only problem for the prosecution: Colvin’s body had never been found and there was no evidence of foul-play. The Boorn Brothers were on trial for a murder that may or may not have actually happened.
Jesse and Stephen Boorn never liked their sister’s husband, Russell Colvin. It stood to reason that when he disappeared from their small town in Vermont, that the brothers would be regarded with some suspicion. For seven years, nothing came of it, until Russell visited a member of the Boorn family in a dream, breathing new life into the case.Parcasters - This week on Unsolved Murders we cover the killing of Jeanette DePalma, who some believe was the victim of ritual sacrifice. Listen now on Spotify by searching Unsolved Murders!
Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 26th, 1916, when infamous organized crime courier Virginia Hill was born in Lipscomb, Alabama. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!
In July of 1925, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow finally faced off in Judge Raulston's courtroom in Dayton, Tennessee. The future of American morality was on the line. Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!
When Darwin published On Human Evolution, theists around the world had to grapple with their faith and this new scientific knowledge. The state of Tennessee saw the Theory of Evolution as a direct assault on Christian values, and therefore banned the subject from public classrooms. The resulting criminal charges against science teacher John T. Scopes in 1925 grew into one of the most notable landmark court cases in American history. Sponsors!Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter NOTGUILTY at checkout.
After the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention devolved into riots, the country demanded answers. Who was responsible for the rampant violence in the streets? In the end, eight of the protest organizers stood trial, referred to as "The Chicago 8." Parcasters - Irma Grese made a name for herself as one of the most brutal concentration camp guards in the Nazi regime. How did she earn her reputation? Find out today on Female Criminals.
The Democratic National Convention was hotly contested in 1968. On the streets of Chicago, liberal protesters turned out in droves. Much to the dismay of Mayor Richard Daley, who enforced a hard line of law and order. When the two sides clashed, the whole world was watching. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
In 1975, 17-year-old Tommy Skakel was the primary suspect in the Martha Moxley murder case. But when new evidence came to light twenty years later, it was his younger brother, Michael Skakel, who stood trial. Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
On October 30th, 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was murdered less than a 100 yards from her front door. The police felt certain of the identity of her killer, but wouldn't be able to press charges for over twenty years.Sponsors!Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/GUILTY.
In 1985, Bernie Baran stood trial for the alleged assault of six preschool children. The jury listened in shock and horror as the children, ages 3-6, described their experiences with the young teacher's aide. But new evidence would make the courts question every one of their statements. Parcasters - This week on Unexplained Mysteries we explore the legend of the Yeren, China’s Bigfoot. Learn about this mythical creature on Unexplained Mysteries today! Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!
In the wake of the 1983 McMartin Preschool scandal, accusations of child sexual abuse at daycare centers starting popping up all over America. For one teacher's aide, 19-year-old Bernie Baran, it was his words versus a 3-year-old's. Parcasters - This week on Unsolved Murders we explored the Mary Phagan murder, and the controversial execution of Leo Frank. Was he responsible? Find out today on Unsolved Murders, available on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
In February of 1996, 21-year-old Kristine Bunch stood trial for the arson of her Indiana trailer home and the murder of her three-year-old son. In the wake of Kristine's absolute silence to the press, the court of public opinion deemed her guilty. Now a jury would decide her fate.Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/NOTGUILTY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
In July of 1995, 21-year-old Kristine Bunch woke up up in the middle of the night to her house on fire. As fire investigators picked through the rubble, they found suspicious clues that suggest the house fire wasn't an accident at all. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code NOT GUILTY to get three cups FREE in your first box!Gabi - Take two minutes and see if you can save up to $865 a year on car insurance at Gabi.com/GUILTY. There are NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam.
When Ernesto Arturo Miranda's defense attorney decided to appeal his conviction in 1965, he had no idea the case would make its was all the way to the Supreme Court. The landmark case would introduce a set of phrases that would be permanently incorporated into the American justice system.Parcasters - This week on Assassinations we cover an assassination that altered the course of history by setting off the Second World War. Listen now at parcast.com/assassinations
In March of 1963, an 18-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on her way home from work in Phoenix, Arizona. The investigation and trial that followed would change the landscape of American policing forever.Parcasters - In Conspiracy Theories this week we explore the North American Union, a supposed superstate created through merging the governments of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Was it in the plans, is it still? Find out today at parcast.com/conspiracy
In the summer of 1990, The Central Park Five went on trial for the brutal attack on 28-year-old Trisha Meili. But as the evidence against the boys grew thin, the entire case rested on their written and taped confessions. Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/NOTGUILTY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
On April 19th, 1989, 28-year-old Trisha Meili was brutally attacked while jogging in Central Park. In less than 48-hours, five teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 were charged for the attack. The city of New York rejoiced at what they thought was "swift justice." But were the boys responsible for the attack? Or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time?Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code NOTGUILTY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
During her trial in 1980, none of Cynthia Payne's male clients faced any charges. The public wondered who the real transgressor was and whether she deserved punishment or the law deserved a rewrite. Parcasters - Seeking more stories from Great Britain? Check out our Kingpins episode dropping tomorrow on international ecstasy dealer Shaun Atwood. Subscribe today so that you don't miss his incredible rise to power!
In 1978, police closed in on a clandestine brothel located in a quiet, humble home in London. The ensuing trial of the brothel’s madam, Cynthia Payne, called into question everything the straitlaced British culture believed about sex work.Parcasters - Did you catch our most recent episode of GONE? We finally dive into the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, you’ll have to listen to find out our theories about the most famous missing man in history. Available now at parcast.com/gone
After an 11-month-long investigation, Robert Blake, a household name for his portrayal of 70's TV cop Baretta, was charged with the murder of his wife in 2002, Bonny Lee Bakley. But forensics proved Blake hadn't fired a gun that night.Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/NotGuilty to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
On the night of May 4th, 2001, 44-year-old Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death while she waited in the passenger seat of her husband's car in Los Angeles. Her husband, the actor Robert Blake, claimed that Bonny had been a small-time criminal and someone she'd wronged must be responsible for her murder. But Bonny's friends and loved ones painted the marriage as a sham, alleging that Blake would have done anything to get out of it. Even kill.Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code NOT GUILTY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
Take a seat in the jury box as we dive into the most unbelievable acquittals and exonerations to ever take place in a court of law. Analyze the crime, observe the investigation, examine the evidence, and submit your verdict. Which way do the scales of justice tilt? Not Guilty, a Parcast Original, premieres Thursday, April 25th. New episodes available every Thursday on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!