Medical Murders

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 Mar 31, 2021

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 Mar 11, 2021

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We all know that medical professionals are trained to give exceptional care. But what about those who use their skills not to heal, but hurt? In the Parcast Original, Medical Murders, you’ll discover a disturbing diagnosis… that not every doctor wants to extend your life. Every Wednesday, meet the worst the medical community has to offer—men and women who took an oath to save lives, but instead, used their expertise to develop more sinister specialties. Join host Alastair Murden, as he examines the formative years and motives of history’s most infamous killer doctors, dissecting their medical backgrounds with expert analysis provided by practicing M.D., Dr. David Kipper. 

Episode Date
“The ‘Fatal Vision’ Murders” Jeffrey MacDonald Pt. 1
2775
Six months after the infamous Manson murders, an Army surgeon at Fort Bragg alleged that a hippie cult brutally murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters. Authorities weren’t convinced by Jeffrey MacDonald’s story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
“Cardiac Killer” Kristen Gilbert Pt. 2
3118
By 1996, the nurses who worked with Kristen Gilbert suspected she was lethally injecting patients with epinephrine. Circumstantial evidence piled up against her, but it wasn't until she made a bomb threat that her fate took a turn for the worst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Introducing: Impostors
698
Wayne Simmons had a dramatic 27-year career with the CIA taking down cartels and busting arms smugglers — or did he? The ex-CIA military analyst and cable news star stands accused of being a fraud. Hosted by the reporter who broke the story, Impostors follows the investigation into who Wayne Simmons really is… Hero, or conman? Impostors is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Produced by Topic Studios and Transmitter Media. Hosted by Alex French. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
“Cardiac Killer” Kristen Gilbert Pt. 1
3073
Kristen Gilbert showed neurotic tendencies and a penchant for lying as young as adolescence, but it wasn't until she became a nurse that these habits grew dangerous. In 1989, after joining the staff at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts, her colleagues began to notice a rise in cardiac arrest deaths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
“Gold Digging Dentist” Arthur Warren Waite
3562
Despite his promising career as a dentist, Dr. Arthur Warren Waite had no patience when it came to making a fortune. After marrying an heiress in 1915, he attacked her family one by one. Waite's weapon of choice? Deadly bacteria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
“Angel of Death” Beverley Allitt Pt. 2
3312
Over a dozen children fell mysteriously ill or died in the span of two months at Grantham Hospital, but it wasn’t until 1-year-old Claire Peck succumbed to a potassium overdose that medical staff contacted authorities. Their investigation found only one nurse was present for every emergency: Beverley Allitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
“Angel of Death” Beverley Allitt Pt. 1
3181
In a London hospital in the 1990s, nurses tended to the patients of Ward Four unaware that there was a murderer in their midst. But a suspicious rise in fatalities revealed a harrowing truth: someone among them was killing children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
“Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream Pt. 2
3735
Imprisoned in 1881 for poisoning a wealthy man, Cream served just ten years before he was released. He collected his share of his late father’s fortune, and set sail for England — where he earned his murderous moniker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
“Lambeth Poisoner” Thomas Neill Cream Pt. 1
3305
In the late 1800s, a dashing young doctor named Thomas Neill Cream used chloroform and strychnine to murder sex workers and women seeking abortions. His crimes spread across fifteen years and two continents.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
“Stepping Hill Poisoner” Victorino Chua
3014
In January 2012, Victorino Chua was arrested at his home in Stockport, England for murder. During the investigation, authorities uncovered a chilling portrait of the nurse who poisoned 22 patients, drafted by Chua himself in a letter to one of his mistresses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
“Docteur Satan” Marcel Petiot Pt. 2
3246
In the 1940s, posing as part of the French Resistance, Dr. Petiot promised safe passage to anyone trying to escape Nazi-occupied France. Instead, he took their money, and killed them in his own secret torture chamber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
“Docteur Satan” Marcel Petiot Pt. 1
3319
One of France’s most prolific serial killers was an early 20th century doctor and statesman. Marcel Petiot grew from a troubled boy into a troublesome soldier who later obtained a medical certification. He established himself in the small town of Villeneuve-sur-Yonn — where he learned that, in the public eye, titles trump virtue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
“Killing for Corpses“ William Burke and William Hare Pt. 2
3420
In 1828, Burke and Hare managed to successfully run a business selling corpses to anatomy professor Robert Knox. For nearly ten months, the duo went unnoticed — until an eye witness accused the men of murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
“Killing for Corpses" William Burke and William Hare Pt. 1
2875
In 19th-century Edinburgh, two men on the hunt for money found a lucrative industry: grave robbing. But the infamous Burke and Hare didn’t want to dig up corpses. Instead, they delivered death to the gullible, and brought the bodies to one high-paying professor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
“Bitter Physician” Debora Green Pt. 2
3479
The first target of Dr. Green’s vindictiveness was her husband, Mike. A month later, in October 1995, she set fire to their family home… with their three children still inside.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
“Bitter Physician” Debora Green Pt. 1
3693
By the 1990s, the perfectionism that had driven Dr. Debora Green’s once-promising medical career had turned into disillusionment. Her bedside manner deteriorated, along with her second marriage. When her husband asked for a divorce in 1995, she decided to retaliate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
“Jigsaw” Dr. Buck Ruxton Pt. 2
3449
After committing a gruesome double-murder, Dr. Ruxton set to work covering up his foul crime. But his efforts were no match for the groundbreaking forensic investigation that ensued.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
“Jigsaw” Dr. Buck Ruxton Pt. 1
2821
Shortly after he began practicing medicine in England, Dr. Ruxton met Isabella Kerr. The intensity between them simmered into volatility — and in 1935, after years of escalating domestic abuse, the Lancaster physician exploded in a murderous rage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
“Black Dahlia Murderer” Dr. George Hodel Pt. 2
3368
Despite the evidence against him, Dr. Hodel was never convicted of Elizabeth Short’s murder — or any other crime he was accused of in the 1940s and beyond. The skilled physician remained free to hone his dark proclivities until his death in 1999. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
“Black Dahlia Murderer” Dr. George Hodel Pt. 1
3253
In 1999, a former homicide detective flipped through a photo album belonging to his late father. One face stood out above the rest: Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress whose gruesome murder decades earlier was still unsolved — but not, perhaps, for long.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
The Lainz Angels of Death
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The “witch” of Ward D in Austria’s Lainz General Hospital led a group of nurses’ aides on a murderous crusade in the 1980s, killing at least 20 — and possibly up to 300 — patients in their care.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Glennon Engleman Pt. 2: “The Dentist Hitman”
2733
After killing three people, Engleman was confident he could continue to outsmart the law — so he plotted a three-victim homicide that would earn him his biggest fortune yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Glennon Engleman Pt. 1: “The Dentist Hitman”
2784
Some killers want blood, and some want glory. But more than anything, Missouri dentist Glennon Engleman wanted the hefty life insurance payout that accompanied a well-arranged murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
William Palmer Pt. 2: “The Prince of Poisoners”
3037
Drowning in debt in 1855, Dr. William Palmer used his medical knowledge to get away with life insurance fraud. In the process, he became one of the U.K.’s most notorious poisoners.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
William Palmer Pt. 1: “The Prince of Poisoners”
2977
By October 1847, Dr. William Palmer seemed to have it all: a new practice, a loving wife, and a substantial inheritance. But a secret addiction threatened his good fortune, and he was willing to do whatever it took to keep it all together — including killing those closest to him.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 2: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”
2948
Employment at a nursing home would’ve been Elizabeth’s crowning career victory, but it proved to be a fast road to burnout. Struggling to provide medical support to so many people, she began taking her anger and exasperation out on her patients. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Elizabeth Wettlaufer Pt. 1: “The ‘Red Surge’ Nurse”
2852
Starting in 2007, a Canadian nurse began injecting her elderly patients with lethal insulin overdoses. The inconspicuous method allowed her to escape suspicion for nearly a decade.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Amelia Dyer Pt. 2: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”
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Over three decades, Amelia Dyer killed upwards of four hundred infants. She conned desperate mothers while fine-tuning the details of her operation, until a bargeman’s discovery in 1896 forced the baby-farmer to have a reckoning.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Amelia Dyer Pt. 1: “Britain’s Baby Butcher”
2706
After her husband died 1869, nurse Amelia Dyer turned to baby-farming to avoid financial ruin. She took out ads in newspapers, and took in unwanted infants for a fee. But for Amelia, this was a business — and she was willing to do anything to keep the money coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Walter Freeman Pt. 2: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”
2818
As criticisms of lobotomy mounted, Dr. Freeman continued performing his dangerous procedure — even without patient consent. Then, with his legacy and career on the line, Freeman spent the final years of his life seeking redemption from patients. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Walter Freeman Pt. 1: “Ice Pick Lobotomist”
3037
Neurologist Walter Freeman was a top doctor in his field. He was on the cutting edge of brain surgery, even going so far as to develop a new procedure called the 'lobotomy'. Unfortunately, it became one of the deadliest medical techniques of the 20th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Jane Toppan Pt. 2: “Jolly Jane”
2920
During the summer of 1901, Nurse Jane Toppan poisoned her way to the picturesque shores of Cape Cod. When pressed for a sizable debt, she embarked on a killing spree that decimated a family. Dr. David Kipper explores how their murders went undetected, and what eventually brought the truth to light. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Jane Toppan Pt. 1: “Jolly Jane”
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She surpassed all expectations when she became the most sought after nurse in eastern Massachusetts. But instead of providing quality care, Jane Toppan preyed on the sickly and poisoned unsuspecting patients. Dr. David Kipper provides insight on Jane's arsenal of poisons as well as the rigorous demands of the modern day medical field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Josef Mengele Pt. 2: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”
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Once he arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Josef Mengele wasted no time in carrying out ghastly experiments, particularly on twins. Dr. David Kipper takes a closer look at Mengele's bogus science, performed in the name of progress, and examines the early 20th century fascination with eugenics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Josef Mengele Pt. 1: “Auschwitz Angel of Death”
2747
Before he was a fanatical Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele was a mediocre student studying medicine and anthropology. Dr. David Kipper offers insight into the changing face of genetics in pre-war Germany, and digs into what might have driven Mengele’s obsession with human experimentation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
H.H. Holmes Pt. 2: “The Torture Doctor”
2797
He used his medical knowledge to dispatch his victims quickly—and in some cases, to make their deaths look like accidents. But eventually the authorities caught on to Dr. Holmes, and a nationwide manhunt to stop one of history's most infamous killer doctors began.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
H.H. Holmes Pt. 1: “The Torture Doctor”
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He’s often cited as America’s first serial killer. Nine of the murders committed by Dr. H.H. Holmes have been confirmed, though many suspect him of slaughtering dozens, if not hundreds, of victims between 1891 and 1894. From the beginning, he entered medicine in order to abuse the power and trust his patients placed in his hands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Fred Shipman Pt. 2: “Dr. Death”
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After starting a private practice, Dr. Shipman escalated his crimes until a slip-up alerted authorities. The subsequent inquiry into “Dr. Death” forever changed the British medical field. Dr. David Kipper examines how Shipman used his medical training to get away with murder—and why it took almost thirty years to discover what actually happened to his "heart attack" victims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Fred Shipman Pt. 1: “Dr. Death”
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Between 1974 and 1998, Dr. Shipman killed at least 218 people—more than any other serial killer in UK history. Addiction expert Dr. David Kipper sheds light on how Dr. Shipman's addiction spiraled from pethidine abuse to cold-blooded murder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Welcome to Medical Murders!
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Last time you went to the doctor, you probably left with a prescription, some answers, and most importantly, the hope you’d recover. But some doctors betray that hope. And their only prescription... is a dosage of death. In Parcast’s newest original, Medical Murders, those who we trust to save lives—end them. Join host Alastair Murden, as he examines the formative years and motives of history’s most infamous killer doctors, dissecting their medical backgrounds with expert analysis provided by practicing M.D., Dr. David Kipper.  Medical Murders, premieres August 26th, with new episodes every Wednesday. Listen to Medical Murders free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020