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The Dating Game Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

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  • 08.06.2021
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    Introducing: The Devil Within

    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic” This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession. On the new podcast, The Devil Within, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed. Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? The Devil Within finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades... Listen Here: wondery.fm/TheDevilWithin

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

    Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis. Listen to the Vaping Fix: wondery.fm/VF_DatingGameKiller

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  • 31.05.2021
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    LA Serial Killers: A Conversation | 7

    Host Tracy Pattin talks with retired LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza and true crime social historian Joan Renner about Rodney Alcala and other serial killers who operated in and around Los Angeles from the 1970s to the 1990s. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items. Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Alice’s Restaurant Defense | 6

    Rodney Alcala’s initial conviction and sentence are only the beginning of his time in court. What follows is a 30-year odyssey through the American judicial system. Will the families and friends of his victims ever receive justice? Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. The RealReal - Visit TheRealReal.com and enter promo code REAL for 20% off select items. Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be! Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Witness | 5

    Hoping for a not guilty decision, Rodney Alcala’s defense attorney plans to discredit the state’s main witness and keep Alcala’s prior criminal record out of court. But the mother of one of his victims has a plan of her own. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Upstart - Head to Upstart.com/DatingGame to find out how low your rate can be! Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Mile Marker 11 | 4

    Another body is found, and one of the detectives on the case recognizes Rodney Alcala on a rerun episode of The Dating Game. As police close in, they begin to suspect they have a serial killer on their hands. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Thank you to our sponsors: Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Bachelor Number One | 3

    Rodney Alcala appears as a hopeful contestant on the popular TV show The Dating Game, attempting to win the heart of an eligible bachelorette. Soon after, he kills again, with disastrous consequences. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell - Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Rehabilitated | 2

    After being convicted of child molestation, Rodney Alcala becomes a model prisoner and works hard to convince the parole board he is no longer a threat. But when he is released less than two months later, he strikes again. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Bodewell- Go to Bodewellskin.com/DatingGame and use promo code DATINGGAME for 30% off your first order. Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Tali | 1

    Eight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Simplisafe - Go to Simplisafe.com/DatingGame for free shipping and a 60 day risk-free trial. Urban Stems - Get 15% off your order when you use code DATINGGAME at urbanstems.com

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Introducing The Dating Game Killer

    In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/datinggamekiller

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