Crime Countdown

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 Jul 25, 2020
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Who’s the worst serial killer? Where’s the creepiest cult? What’s the coldest of all cold cases? If you’re a true crime fan, you’ve probably asked yourself some of these questions. Well, Parcast thinks you deserve answers… or at least some passionate opinions. And they’ve enlisted co-hosts Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit podcast Morbid to get to the bottom of things. Welcome to their Parcast original series, Crime Countdown. Every Monday, Ash and Alaina discuss ten unsettling true crime stories centered around a common theme. With the help of the Parcast research gods, they’ll try to shock, surprise, and one-up each other—debating each case and their rankings with a hint of humor to lighten the mood. These best friends may not be experts. And they may not always agree. But… they’re counting down anyway.

Episode Date
Honeymoons Gone Wrong
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Honeymoons can go bad in a lot of ways. But some go criminally bad. Ash and Alaina count down the haunting memories of post-wedding trips that will have everyone asking — accident or murder? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Bad Neighbors
2259
Neighbor disputes are usually over petty issues such as collapsed fences, barking dogs, or untrimmed trees. Ash and Alaina count down the neighbors who didn’t understand simple conflict resolution, and took their anger to deadly levels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Faked Deaths and Double Lives
2266
Faking your death is so extreme you must be running from something criminal to do it. Ash and Alaina call out the fakers who tried to escape liability, responsibility, and prison by “dying” or becoming someone else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Influential Internet Sleuths
2102
It’s one thing to enjoy true crime. But getting involved in real cases when you’re not a real detective is a complicated world. Ash and Alaina click through the internet sleuths who made the biggest impacts on real crimes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Bermuda Triangles
2347
Some places are magnets for the inexplicable… Ash and Alaina visit trippy locations where we’ve blamed unsolved and unexplained activity on serial killers, extraterrestrials, and Bigfoot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Deadly Vacations
1978
Traveling never goes exactly right. But some trips go deadly wrong. Ash and Alaina snapshot picture-perfect vacays that turned into unsolved murders, mysterious disappearances, and road trips with tragic last stops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Infamous Accomplices
1940
Loyalty is usually seen as a virtue, even if it’s a problematic one. Ash and Alaina name the most devoted sidekicks to infamous cold-blooded killers, who proved that loyalty can in fact be very problematic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
State Park Crimes
2090
The great outdoors can be peaceful… or the setting of horrific crimes. Ash and Alaina set up camp in some of the most majestic state parks in the U.S. whose reputations have been tested by murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Spine-Chilling 911 Calls
2090
We all know “911. What’s your emergency?” But the responses to that question can send shivers down your spine. Ash and Alaina dial up killer confessions and calls for help where goosebumps are guaranteed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Celebrity Spies
2136
Being famous or a secret agent seems like two very different fantasies. But in real life, these two worlds have collided quite often. Ash and Alaina unmask the celebrities who have had a starring role in espionage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Tragic Wedding Crimes
1941
Weddings are meant to be magical. But when crime crashes your big day, happiness turns to horror. Ash and Alaina cordially invite you to the most unfortunate unions between matrimony and mayhem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Horrifying Home Invasions
2142
We’re all scared of what goes bump in the night. Because that noise could mean someone has just invaded your home. Ash and Alaina unlock the door to the most terrifying and deadly break-ins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Charismatic Cult Leaders
2332
Behind every successful cult is a persuasive leader convincing hordes of people to conform to their views of the world. Ash and Alaina rollcall the most charming leaders with the most devout followings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Weird Hollywood Crimes
2193
L.A. has seen some very odd crimes that don’t quite have a Hollywood ending. Ash and Alaina head off to La La Land for the most bizarre crimes with twists and turns that seem tailor-made for the big screen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
High Crimes
2254
The higher you go, the further you fall. Ash and Alaina blaze through legendary crimes committed by drug smugglers, con artists and kingpins that all came at a high cost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Scariest Forests
2435
Their killer histories and haunting folklore leave us wondering if that was a tree we heard falling or something far more sinister. Ash and Alaina visit forests with the deadliest reputations and spookiest inhabitants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Deadly Sibling Dysfunction
2095
As long as there have been siblings, there’s been dysfunction. But most family drama ends in apologies or time outs. Ash and Alaina introduce us to siblings whose jealousy, power struggles, and greed turned deadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Victims Who Got Away
2318
The victims of ruthless killers, genocide, or deranged predators didn’t choose to put their lives at risk. But they did choose to survive. Ash and Alaina tell the harrowing tales of victims who got away — but just barely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Baffling Boston Crimes
2217
Boston is a proud city. But even in the best of towns, questionable things happen in the dark. And this episode is personal. Ash and Alaina reveal the most wicked baffling crimes that happened right in their hometown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Twisted Spring Break Crimes
2350
Spring Break is a chance to let loose and let your guard down. But no one loves a carefree teen quite like a killer. Ash and Alaina visit sunny hot spots where twisted crimes put an end to amazing vacations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Suspicious Falls
2680
Whether they fell from the sky, out of a window, or just in their own home, the details of these stories will have you questioning everything. Ash and Alaina dissect the most dubious drops, pitting accident against murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Eeriest Killer Nicknames
2514
Some nicknames, given to the world’s worst killers, conjure up images of horror, bloodshed, and demented minds. Ash and Alaina roll call the eeriest of them all, and share the spine-chilling stories behind them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Florida Man Moments
2065
Ridiculous crimes from the Sunshine State helped make criminals there become an internet trend. Ash and Alaina highlight the craziest crimes where the headline started with “Florida Man...” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Alaina and John’s Love Story - A Valentine’s Special
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A Valentine’s Special? Count us in! Ash and Alaina are each sharing the highlights and hardships of their real-life romances in Our Love Story, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Listen here to Alaina and John recount their relationship milestones. Then search “Our Love Story” to hear Ash and Drew — and more of your favorite Parcast hosts — do the same. New episodes every Tuesday. Listen free on Spotify!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Terrifying Urban Legends
2371
Truth or twisted fiction, these stories are so hauntingly good, they’ve lasted for generations. Ash and Alaina revisit the most terrifying urban legends that blur lines between what’s real and what's just a scary story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Game-Changing Murder Trial Evidence
2175
It’s the pivotal moment in any court-room drama — when evidence is presented that clinches a case. Ash and Alaina bang the gavel on the most significant pieces of murder trial evidence ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Australian Crimes
2130
It's a country. It's a continent. It's a true crime capital. Ash and Alaina count down the worst killers, con artists, and creeps from down under. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Mysterious Musician Deaths
2300
Two things people obsess over: music and murder conspiracy theories. And by people, we mean Ash and Alaina, as they investigate the strangest details behind ten rock stars' mysterious deaths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Solved Cold Case Disappearances
2330
When the trail goes cold, that's often the end of the story. But this week, Alaina and Ash look at disappearances solved over twenty years after the person went missing. After years of wondering, the families got the closure they needed, and in some cases, a rare happy ending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Medieval Torture Methods
2202
Everyone wants to see a criminal confess. But today's top ten may have wanted it a little too much. Ash and Alaina examine the gnarliest torture methods, the people who used them, and those who suffered before giving up information — or were killed in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
‘80s Horror Movie Killers
2249
Just because they're made-up doesn't make these crimes less horrifying. Especially when you consider their real-life inspirations. Ash and Alaina take a nostalgia trip to find the top ten ‘80s movie killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Best of 2020: Deadly Cults
2475
The Manson Family. Jonestown. Waco. So many cults end in tragedy. But it may be the cults you haven't heard of that are the most brutal. Ash and Alaina explore famous, infamous and lesser-known cults to determine the deadliest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Not-So-Jolly Christmas Crimes
2267
Happy holidays, weirdos! ‘Tis the season for arson, fraud and larceny as Alaina and Ash explore the most criminal ways someone’s ever ruined Christmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Creepy Cannibals
2240
Ash and Alaina count down crimes that'll make you lose your appetite — and maybe the contents of your stomach. Pro tip: Listen to this one after lunch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Death Row Last Meals
2199
The only thing weirder than death row inmates’ last meal requests is that we, as a society, honor them. Ash and Alaina count down the top ten death row meals, and examine how usually, they’re more than just a meal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
JFK Assassination Theories
2154
The murder of America's 35th president, followed by the murder of his killer, and the untimely death of his killer's killer, left the U.S. in a tailspin. Ash and Alaina tackle the ten most believable theories that surfaced in the wake of the chaos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Mysterious Water Deaths
2252
You never know what's lurking below the surface — and that applies to criminals just as much as oceans and lakes. Ash and Alaina dive into ten awfully suspicious deaths and disappearances. Were they all watery accidents? Or was there something deeper? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Obsessed Stalkers
2116
We've all done some light stalking: looking up a new acquaintance on Facebook, searching for a crush on Google... But there's nothing light about today's ten crimes. Ash and Alaina examine the creepiest stalkers, and their disturbing psychology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Greatest Art Heists
2174
Exciting. High-profile. And usually, no one dies! Alaina and Ash dish up ten art heists, and try to figure out why this is one crime that keeps getting labeled "cool." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Halloween Murders
2528
No one bats an eye when they see gore or dead bodies on Halloween... and some cold-blooded killers use that to their advantage. Alaina and Ash recount Halloween night's most unsettling crimes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Haunted Murder Sites
2798
The only thing creepier than a room where someone was murdered? That room being haunted. Ash and Alaina present the top ten murders where the victim’s death was just the beginning… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Stolen Body Parts
2603
Stealing a dead body? Unsettling. Stealing a single dead finger? Simply bizarre. Ash and Alaina count down the weirdest thefts of disembodied skulls, limbs, and internal organs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Unforgettable Crimes of 1995
2219
25 years ago, most of our listeners were probably paying more attention to their Beanie Babies than to true crime. So Ash and Alaina dive into ten of 1995's crimes you may have missed... and the ones we'll never forget. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Infamous Alcatraz Inmates
2268
We all agree that Alcatraz is the world’s most infamous prison, but who are its most infamous inmates? Alaina and Ash count down the most memorable criminals to ever go into Alcatraz, and a few who got out—or died trying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Royal Killers
2509
Today’s criminals ruled with bone-crushing fists. Ash and Alaina’s top ten royal killers include a queen who protected her siblings, a king who had his wives beheaded, and vile forms of torture that could only be the result of absolute authority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Killer Texans
2285
"Don't Mess With Texas" never rang truer than in these ten criminal cases. Alaina and Ash dive into the Lone Star State's most notorious killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Lottery Scams
2706
A chance of luck, a stroke of fortune, a twist to beat the odds… The lottery represents hopes and dreams—but not everyone's willing to wait for their lucky day. These criminals set out to rig the system through cons, theft, and even murder. Ash and Alaina stack up the ten most striking lottery scams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Shocking Daytime Murders
2150
What drives a person to kill in front of witnesses? Ash and Alaina explore the tales and motives of shameless criminals who killed in broad daylight. The only thing more shocking than the brutality of these slayings is the fact that some remain unsolved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Dangerous Moms
2590
"Maternal" typically means warm and loving... These moms were anything but. Alaina and Ash dive into the top ten dangerous moms, including a cheer mom gone crazy, the notorious Casey Anthony, and unthinkable baby-killers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Daring Prison Breaks
2410
From Alcatraz to the Tower of London, prisons are built to keep people in. But today's criminals dodged bullets, swam miles, changed their names—and even their faces—to gain freedom. Alaina and Ash decide which prisoner took the biggest risk… and if it paid off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Hotel Crimes
2314
Is there anything creepier than finding a dead body in your hotel room? Whether you believe they're haunted or not, some hotels have stains that can't be cleaned. Alaina and Ash check into hotels linked to cases of mob hits, arson, and mysterious disappearances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Serial Killer Letters
2488
There are two types of serial killers: Those who never want to be known, and those who crave infamy. The second group are the letter writers: the ones who add to the horror and confusion with manifestos and threats. Alaina and Ash review the ten most chilling letters, and killers who wrote them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Zodiac Killer Theories
2563
He may be the most famous serial killer of all time, but we still don't know who he is. Ash and Alaina round up the most chilling Zodiac Killer suspects, and try to uncover how a notorious murderer with multiple eyewitnesses escaped prosecution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Unsolved Murders: 1970s
2702
Despite fifty years of investigation, a question mark still remains next to these crimes. But just because there's no answer doesn't mean there isn't disturbing evidence... or creepy suspects. Ash and Alaina dive into unsolved murders that are anything but groovy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Fatal Romances
2623
Shakespeare wrote that Iove is blind, but in these criminal cases, love is blinding. Ash and Alaina dive into obsessive, dangerous love stories—including a murdered queen, an outlaw couple and a few Beyoncé references. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
Deadly Cults
2448
The Manson Family. Jonestown. Waco. So many cults end in tragedy. But it may be the cults you haven't heard of that are the most brutal. Ash and Alaina explore famous, infamous and lesser-known cults to determine the deadliest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020