The Dating Game Killer

By Wondery

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Subscribers: 3138
Reviews: 5

Apps
 Aug 30, 2021
Run of the mill, dramatised true crime series. I wish it had put less emphasis on the criminal tho' - feels like it gave him exactly what he always wanted, attention/spotlight. But at least the victims got equal time.

Tom
 Aug 26, 2021
Very sensational. Told like it's a made up scary story at a camp

Mrs. C
 Apr 2, 2020
An accurate and detailed telling of an awful person. I loved the narrator.


 Mar 30, 2020
Interesting story I'd never heard of. It is unfortunate how many serial killers seemed to have crop up in the 60s/70s. This guy was sadly one of many.

Robert Clark great murder podcast I am 11
 Mar 9, 2020

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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.


Episode Date
Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera
00:04:31

It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.


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Nov 29, 2021
Introducing: Operator
00:06:01

During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a different story. The powerful stigma against sex work was always lurking just beneath the surface, until it threatened to tear apart the whole company. Hosted by Tina Horn (Why Are People Into That?), OPERATOR is an eight-part series about big ambitions, Shakespearean-level corporate backstabbing, men and women at the cutting edge of a technological revolution...and on the front lines of a sexual one.

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Nov 08, 2021
Killer Psyche profiles Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer
00:06:39

The Dating Game Killer took an in-depth look at the criminal mind of Rodney Alcala. Why did he commit these heinous crimes? What made his disturbing mind tick? Killer Psyche is a new podcast from Wondery explores these types of questions about the crimes that killers and criminals commit, and in a recent episode, they covered the Dating Game Killer. Host Candice Delong uses her five decades of experience as a clinical psychiatric nurse and FBI Agent to dissect the motivations and behaviors of the most terrifying felons in history. 

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Sep 16, 2021
LA Serial Killers: A Conversation | 7
00:49:04

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.


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Apr 08, 2020
The Alice’s Restaurant Defense | 6
00:58:46

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?


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Apr 01, 2020
The Witness | 5
00:53:39

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.


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Mar 25, 2020
Mile Marker 11 | 4
00:41:07

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.


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Mar 18, 2020
Bachelor Number One | 3
00:36:49

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.


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Mar 11, 2020
Rehabilitated | 2
00:36:55

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.


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Mar 05, 2020
Tali | 1
00:50:51

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.


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Mar 05, 2020
Introducing The Dating Game Killer
00:02:12

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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Feb 22, 2020