Smoke Screen: My Friend, the Serial Killer

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Subscribers: 978
Reviews: 8
Episodes: 88

 Jul 2, 2024
I absolutely loved Fake Priest and am thoroughly enjoying I am Rama as well - though I do add that the host for Fake Priest is my favoured amongst the two thus far. I'm really happy to have found a new podcasts with this many seasons!

Danny Soliz
 Apr 15, 2024
My Fugitive Dad: It could have been told in 3 or 4 episodes. Every time Ashely speaks, it sounds more like she's reading rather than just having a conversation. The way she says "Mum" annoys me for some reason. The ending is cringe.

 Aug 13, 2023
Super Podcast 👍

 Mar 31, 2023
Deadly Cure...Within 10 minutes of the first episode your narrator lets you know that this podcast will be geared toward left wing politics, hating Donald Trump and making fun of anyone who isn't WOKE. 10 minutes were enough for me. Bye!

 Dec 31, 2020
Pretty good, but without warning you're in mid-advertisement. Literally, the host ends a sentence and within a breath you're confused about the crime obsessed podcast's connection to the case. FFS learn to edit.


Smoke Screen is an investigative documentary series on people with complex motives and morals. Follow characters on the fringes of society — con artists, cult leaders, corrupt politicians — as they seduce their marks and bend communities to their will. Join us as we unravel their stories and bring justice to the people they’ve deceived. SEASON 9: My Friend, the Serial Killer In the 1970s, Steve Fishman was an intern at his local newspaper, when one day he hitched a ride back from Boston with Robert Carr III, better known as “Red.” Red seemed trustworthy enough, but he was hiding a secret: by the time he had picked up Steve, he had already killed three people—and all of his prior victims were hitchhikers themselves. Unlock all episodes of Smoke Screen, ad-free, by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Smoke Screen show page on Apple Podcasts or visit to get access wherever you listen. SEASON 8: My Fugitive Dad Ashley’s Dad was her favorite person in the world. He drove fast cars and sold them for a living. He was a scratch golfer and the love of her Mum’s life. Ashley thought she knew him better than anyone. But at 38, she found out he wasn’t who he said he was. Inspired by his favorite movie the Thomas Crown Affair, he had pulled off a robbery in Cleveland then disappeared. It turns out he evaded the authorities for half a century, living in their sleepy Massachusetts town. His secret upended his family’s life, but another family’s too. Because from the moment this 20-year-old vault teller escaped with $215,000 in 1969, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Elliott made it his life’s mission to bring him to justice. After he retired, his son even took up his mantle. For this six episode podcast, host Jonathan Hirsch teams up with Ashley Randele to unravel the mystery of how her Dad got away with it, and ultimately, why he left behind everyone and everything to start over. SEASON 7: Betrayal on the Bayou For almost two decades, DEA Special Agent Chad Scott ruled the streets just North of New Orleans. He controlled a network of snitches by convincing people he arrested to work for him as informants. Chad would stop at nothing to put drug dealers behind bars. His successes won awards at the DEA, but his willingness to bend the rules earned him a terrifying reputation on the streets. Some called him the Golden Boy. Others called him the White Devil. But when one of guys on Chad's team is caught dealing drugs, Chad’s life is overturned. His right-hand men betray him and confess everything to the FBI. Investigators go over his career with a fine-toothed comb, asking the question: is Chad Scott the greatest DEA Agent in the South, or is he a criminal?  SEASON 6: Just Say You're Sorry Texas Ranger James Holland is celebrated as the ‘serial killer whisperer’, solving dozens of murders through his legendary interrogation skills. But how far does he go to get confessions? And has he put innocent people in prison along the way? Smoke Screen: Just Say You're Sorry uses shocking police tapes to reveal the psychological drama behind one murder case, and uncovers something rotten at the heart of the justice system. SEASON 5: Deadly Cure Smoke Screen: Deadly Cure is a podcast about a family on the fringe who convinced tens of thousands of people across the globe to buy a miracle liquid made of poison, the international conspiracy they ignited, and the people who fought to take them down. Produced in collaboration with Bloomberg. SEASON 4: Puppy Kingpin SEASON 3: The Sellout SEASON 2: I Am Rama SEASON 1: Fake Priest

Episode Date
My Friend, the Serial Killer | 6. Unfinished Business
Jul 08, 2024
My Friend, the Serial Killer | 5. Donna
Jul 01, 2024
My Friend, the Serial Killer | 4. The Exclusive
Jun 24, 2024
My Friend, the Serial Killer | 3. Take Us To The Bodies
Jun 17, 2024
My Friend, the Serial Killer | 2. Confessions
Jun 10, 2024
My Friend, the Serial Killer | 1. Local Man
Jun 03, 2024
Introducing: My Friend, the Serial Killer
May 28, 2024
The Most Dangerous Man You've Never Heard Of - Who is John Todd?
May 06, 2024
Introducing The Runaway Princesses from In The Dark and The New Yorker
Feb 02, 2024
My Fugitive Dad | 6. Settling Accounts
Jan 08, 2024
My Fugitive Dad | 5. Tom's Very Last Round
Jan 01, 2024
My Fugitive Dad | 4. The Ringer
Dec 25, 2023
My Fugitive Dad | 3. The Last Randele
Dec 18, 2023
My Fugitive Dad | 2. The Hunt
Dec 11, 2023
My Fugitive Dad | 1. Becoming Thomas Crown
Dec 04, 2023
Introducing: My Fugitive Dad
Nov 17, 2023
Introducing *Crime Waves: Cold Truth*
Nov 08, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 8. Approximation of Justice
Sep 18, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 7. Inside the War Room
Sep 11, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 6. Cops to Canaries
Sep 04, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 5. Deal at the DoubleTree
Aug 28, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 4. A Sign of Good Faith
Aug 21, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 3. Kid Gloves
Aug 14, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 2. The A-Team
Aug 08, 2023
Betrayal on the Bayou | 1. The White Devil
Aug 01, 2023
Introducing: Betrayal on the Bayou
Jul 18, 2023
Assassins, Heists, & Nazis - The Untold Story of the Abortion Pill in America
Jul 10, 2023
Just Say You’re Sorry | 6. Closure Doesn’t Exist
Jun 05, 2023
Just Say You’re Sorry | 5. The Serial Killer Whisperer
May 29, 2023
Just Say You’re Sorry | 4. Memory, Taste and Odor
May 22, 2023
Just Say You’re Sorry | 3. The Grand Canyon
May 15, 2023
Just Say You’re Sorry | 2. The Word of God
May 08, 2023
Just Say You’re Sorry | 1. Not That I Recall
May 01, 2023
Introducing: Just Say You're Sorry
Apr 24, 2023
Deadly Cure | 8. The Rattlesnake King
Mar 15, 2023
Deadly Cure | 7. Doing Time
Mar 08, 2023
Deadly Cure | 6. The Raid
Mar 01, 2023
Deadly Cure | 5. Operation Quack Hack
Feb 22, 2023
Deadly Cure | 4. The Limelight
Feb 15, 2023
Deadly Cure | 3. The Martyr
Feb 08, 2023
Deadly Cure | 2. The Bleach Hunters
Feb 01, 2023
Deadly Cure | 1. Genesis
Feb 01, 2023
Introducing: Deadly Cure
Jan 18, 2023
A New Investigation: The Last Days of the NXIVM Sex Cult
Jan 05, 2023
Aug 04, 2022
A New Case: The Criminal Empire of Scam Calls
Aug 01, 2022
A Q&A with Smoke Screen host Alex Schuman
Jul 22, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 7. Consequences
Jul 21, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 6. License to Sell
Jul 14, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 5. Small Town Secrets
Jul 07, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 4. A Kind of Identity Theft
Jun 30, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 3. Hobo K9
Jun 23, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 2. Inside a Puppy Mill
Jun 16, 2022
Puppy Kingpin | 1. Follow the Puppies
Jun 16, 2022
Coming Soon: Puppy Kingpin
May 25, 2022
Bonus episode: Where's my money?
May 20, 2022
The Sellout | 9: There's A Fire
Dec 14, 2021
The Sellout | 8: The Downfall
Dec 07, 2021
The Sellout | 7: The Coverup
Nov 30, 2021
The Sellout | 6: The Heyday
Nov 23, 2021
The Sellout | 5: How Downtown Was Won
Nov 16, 2021
The Sellout | 4. Progress Over People
Nov 09, 2021
The Sellout | 3. Red Flags
Nov 02, 2021
The Sellout | 2. Gentrification is Warfare
Oct 26, 2021
The Sellout | 1. The Gem of Boyle Heights
Oct 26, 2021
Introducing The Sellout and Smoke Screen Plus
Oct 22, 2021
Coming Soon: The Sellout
Oct 12, 2021
I Am Rama | 10. Legacy
Aug 17, 2021
I Am Rama | 9. Conscience Bay
Aug 10, 2021
I Am Rama | 8. Public Opinion
Aug 03, 2021
I Am Rama | 7. Accused
Jul 27, 2021
I Am Rama | 6. Deprogramming
Jul 20, 2021
I Am Rama | 5. Brenda
Jul 13, 2021
I Am Rama | 4. Spiritual Contract
Jul 06, 2021
I Am Rama | 3. California Dreaming
Jun 29, 2021
I Am Rama | 2. Becoming
Jun 22, 2021
I Am Rama | 1. Golden Light
Jun 22, 2021
Coming Soon: I Am Rama
Jun 08, 2021
Fake Priest | 9. How To Get Away With Fraud
Oct 08, 2020
Fake Priest | 8. Origin Story
Oct 01, 2020
Fake Priest | 7. Two Dead Priests
Sep 24, 2020
Fake Priest | 6. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Sep 17, 2020
Fake Priest | 5. Meet The Browns
Sep 10, 2020
Fake Priest | 4. Llama Drama
Sep 03, 2020
Fake Priest | 3. The Teacher
Aug 27, 2020
Fake Priest | 2. Coming Home
Aug 20, 2020
Fake Priest | 1. An Unholy Priest
Aug 13, 2020
Introducing Smoke Screen: Fake Priest
Jul 31, 2020