Killer Psyche

By Wondery | Treefort Media

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Subscribers: 1040
Reviews: 6

Ranelle
 Jan 19, 2022
Informative and well-researched cases that are presented respectfully and well-paced. A mix of both 'historical' and current/more recent cases.

Jeff Hindmarsh
 Jan 6, 2022
Hi from Australia! Such an informative and weirdly entertaining podcast. The show has depth and character. It's a daily listen for me as I navigate the entire library. Congratulations.


 Dec 7, 2021
Love how this FBI profiler can give us some insight on why these people commit these crimes

JJ
 Sep 21, 2021
Candace DeLong is a retired FBI profiler and psychiatric nurse. She is also a true crime icon, and dissects these crimes as if profiling the criminals. I was so happy to hear she was hosting a podcast. It does not disappoint!


 Jul 28, 2021
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When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “Why?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.

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Episode Date
The Path to Profiling: Part 2
00:38:14

In part 2 of this 2 part episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong discusses how she joined the FBI and started as a profiler.

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Jan 25, 2022
Wondery Presents: Even the Rich - Kidnapping American Royalty: The Patty Hearst Story
00:04:45

One night, 19-year-old college student Patty Hearst, who happened to be the heir to the Hearst newspaper fortune, was kidnapped from her apartment. She was kept in a closet for weeks, while her captors demanded millions from the Hearst family and the release of their imprisoned co-conspirators. But after she was released, she shocked the world when she robbed a bank with her captors and announced that her name was now Tania. In an all-new series of EVEN THE RICH, dive into the wild and unpredictable story of Patty Hearst.

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Jan 20, 2022
The Rescue
00:48:13

In this very special episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong talks with Tony Fort, who was a kidnapped as a child in 1996. Candice was on the FBI team that rescued him, and twenty years later, the two still have a bond. Tony talks with Candice about the events that led up to the kidnapping, and how his life changed after he returned home.

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Jan 18, 2022
The Path to Profiling: Part 1
00:40:37

In part 1 of this 2 part episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong discusses how she joined the FBI and started as a profiler. She revisits some of the cases that impacted her as well.

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Jan 11, 2022
The East Hampton Murder
00:47:10

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong delves into the East Hampton murder and its major players, Danny Pelosi and Generosa Ammon. The murder made national headlines due to the very wealthy victim and the over the top behavior of its main suspects. Candice also uses her own personal experience from her interview with Danny Pelosi to explore the psychological factors that led to this murder.

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Jan 04, 2022
Gabby Petito: A Case Update
00:57:58

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong updates us on what has transpired in the Gabby Petito case since our original episode on the case aired. Afterwards, in a reprise of the original episode, Candice and her producer, Julie, explore what was known in the case at that snapshot in time.

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Dec 28, 2021
Thomas Richard Bunday: The North Pole Killer
00:41:05

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the case of Thomas Richard Bunday, The North Pole Killer. In 1979, the small town of North Pole, Alaska was terrified when 5 young women went missing. Their bodies were eventually found within a 10 mile area - all had been strangled and raped. When investigators finally caught up to Bunday, they discovered that not only was the FBI profile completely off base, but they were powerless to arrest him.

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Dec 21, 2021
Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Slayer
00:38:42

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Winnie Ruth Judd, The Trunk Slayer. Ruth made headlines in the 1930's when news broke that she had killled two of her friends, chopped them up, and took their body parts with her to California. But when Candice researches the case, she learns there is much more to Ruth than the media's moniker of her as a "crazy axe murderess."


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Dec 14, 2021
George Trepal: The Mensa Murderer
00:42:55

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong examines George Trepal, The Mensa Murderer. George attempted to kill 6 people - his next door neighbors - but only one of the victims died. George, a former chemist, used a highly toxic and rare poison, and believed with his genious IQ that he could outsmart the police. Candice dives into what the use of this particularly brutal poison tells us about this brilliant chemist, and why his faith in his own intelligence might have led to his eventual capture and arrest.

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Dec 07, 2021
Pedro Rodrigues Filho: The Brazilian Dexter
00:32:56

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the case of Pedro Rodrigues Filho, aka the Brazilian Dexter. Filho killed around 100 men -- 47 of them while he was imprisoned -- all of whom he deemed unworthy to live. And yet, Rodrigues Filho is now out of jail and has become a YouTube star in his native Brazil. Candice unpacks the events that led to his release and how this brutal, prolific killer became a Brazilian celebrity.

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Nov 30, 2021
Fox Lake Murder
00:39:09

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong and her producer, Julie, discuss the Fox Lake Murder - the subject of season three of Wondery’s podcast, “Over My Dead Body.” They explore the impact the resolution of the case had on the family of Joe Gliniewicz, the town of Fox Lake, and the law enforcement officers that worked the case.


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Nov 23, 2021
Jodi Arias: The Most Hated Woman in America
00:45:21

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong revisits the case of Jodi Arias, who became a media sensation after she brutally killed her ex boyfriend,Travis Alexander. Jodi told one lie after another and gave interview after interview, never believing that she would ever be convicted. Candice will explore why Jodi was not only dubbed, “the most hated woman in America,” but was also known as the “poster girl for narcissism.”

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Nov 16, 2021
John Orr: The Pillow Pyro
00:39:16

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong explores the notorious arsonist, John Orr - also known as The Pillow Pyro. John was supposed to be one of the good guys - he was an Arson Investigator with the Glendale Fire Department in California - and he was skilled at determining the point of origin for most fires. But, that may be because he set the majority of them. Candice looks at the mindset of the man who started over 2000 fires and killed 4 people. 

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Nov 09, 2021
Ed Gein: Hollywood’s Favorite Killer
00:43:04

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong takes a look at Ed Gein, the muse behind some of Hollywood’s most famous horror films. Though Ed only murdered two women, he was more known for his graverobbing and his macabre collection and use of body parts. Ed’s case was one of the most talked about of his generation, and his crimes were the inspiration for the famous onscreen killers Norman Bates, Leatherface, and Buffalo Bill.

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Nov 02, 2021
Ron DeFeo: The Real Story Behind the Amityville Horror
00:37:52

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong examines the murders by Ron DeFeo, and the legend of the Amityville horrors. Ron’s killing of his entire family in the 1970’s sparked the beginning of a horror story phenomena, when the house where the murders took place was declared, “the most haunted house in the world.” Candice weighs in not only on the rarity of Ron’s familicide, but on the psychology behind our fascination with scary stories.

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Oct 26, 2021
Betty Broderick
00:45:11

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong focuses on Betty Broderick, who, after having one of the most infamous divorces in United States history, proceeded to kill her ex-husband and his new wife. Betty’s absolute certainty that she did the right thing, and her complete lack of remorse, are some of the clues that help Candice unravel Betty’s psyche.

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Oct 19, 2021
Mark David Chapman: The Man Who Killed John Lennon
00:39:47

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong takes a look at Mark David Chapman - the man who killed John Lennon. Candice reflects on how Mark’s obsession with the book “The Catcher in the Rye,” his very vivid fantasy life, and his frequent delusions all played a part in the death of one of music’s greatest icons.

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Oct 12, 2021
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The Ken & Barbie Killers
00:47:05

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the murders committed by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka - dubbed the ‘Ken and Barbie Killers’ by the press for their youth and good looks. But their name does not reveal the sadistic nature of the series of rapes and murders that the couple committed. Candice explores the psychology that brought these two killers together, and why only one of them is truly paying for the crimes.

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Oct 05, 2021
The Case of Gabby Petito
00:53:58

In this special episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong and her producer, Julie Berke, discuss the ongoing investigation of the death of Gabby Petito. As they recap recent events in the case, they explore the psychological workings that could be occurring, the steps investigators might be taking, and address the public’s insatiable interest in the homicide case that has gripped the nation.

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Sep 28, 2021
John Katehis: A Craigslist Killer
00:46:36

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong reflects back on her interview with John Katehis, one of the first ‘Craigslist Killers’. Back in 2009, John brutally murdered popular New York City radio host, George Weber, after connecting with him through Craigslist. Candice dives into the fetish world that both the victim, and possibly, the killer were into, and examines why the ferocity of John’s rage was placed onto a stranger.

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Sep 21, 2021
Richard Chase: The Vampire Killer of Sacramento
00:47:59

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong focuses on Richard Chase, also known as The Vampire Killer of Sacramento. His butchering of his victims sent the entire city of Sacramento into a state of panic. Candice delves into how his gruesome and chaotic murders reflected his inner turmoil. She also explores the ways his mental illness compelled him to kill his victims and consume their blood and organs.

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Sep 14, 2021
Inside the Mind of Dr. Death: Miracle Man
00:46:45

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong examines the case of Paolo Macchiarini, the subject of Wondery’s Dr. Death, season three. Paolo was a star surgeon whose revolutionary development and use of synthetic windpipes was thought to put him on track to win a Nobel Prize. However, instead of helping the countless lives like it promised, it was actually a path to his patient’s torturous death. Candice examines how this star surgeon continued to rise even as his victims were falling; and what compelled him to continue with his deceits, even when he knew that there was no way to sustain them.

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Sep 07, 2021
Jennifer Reali: The Fatal Attraction Murderer
00:37:45

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong revisits the case of Jennifer Reali, also known as the Fatal Attraction Murderer. She is able to rely on her meetings and interviews with Jennifer to give listeners the inside scoop on what caused this seemingly normal young mother to commit murder. Candice also uses her first hand account from Jennifer to examine what made her so desperate that she could be manipulated to kill another person.

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Aug 31, 2021
Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer
00:38:58

Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong takes a look at Rodney Alcala, also known as the Dating Game Killer, who is generally thought to be one of America’s most prolific serial killers. She explores how this vicious murderer was able to charm his way to freedom not once, but several times. She also weighs in on how Rodney’s sadism drove not only how he committed his crimes, but how he defended them.

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Aug 24, 2021
The Menendez Brothers
00:43:21

Former FBI agent Candice DeLong looks into the case behind one of the biggest media sensations of the 90’s: the Menendez brothers. After the brutal killing of their parents, Lyle and Erik Menendez were thrust into the national spotlight. Candice delves into the allegations of psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and what effect it had on their state of mind. Candice also weighs in on how attitudes about the long term psychological effects on abuse victims have changed, and why this case has inspired a whole new generation to demand a new trial.

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Aug 17, 2021
Aileen Wuornos
00:41:00

Former FBI agent Candice DeLong looks back at the murders of Aileen Wuornos, one of the first female serial killers in the public consciousness. She explores how Aileen’s case made investigators rethink how they profile serial killers, and why her story inspired multiple books, movies and documentaries. Candice also digs into how Aileen’s horrific childhood left her with so much rage and that she was compelled to kill seven men.

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Aug 10, 2021
The Tylenol Murders
00:44:49

Former FBI agent Candice DeLong revisits one of the biggest cases she worked during her years as a rookie agent in Chicago: the death of seven innocent people who ingested poisoned Tylenol in 1982. She reveals the devastating false lead that she and her partner pursued for two weeks, as well as the mind games played by the prime suspect in the murders. Candice also discusses how the killer’s ability to elude capture nearly 40 years later weighs on her to this day.

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Aug 03, 2021
The DC Sniper Case
00:39:29

Former FBI agent Candice DeLong rethinks the case of The DC Sniper and the complicated relationship between the two murderers who terrified the nation in October 2002. She explores the notion that for every predator, there is a perfect victim -- and pieces together how 17 year old Lee Malvo was that victim for John Muhammad, a divorced father embroiled in a contentious custody battle whose anger fueled a homicidal spree that left 10 innocent people dead.

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Jul 27, 2021
The Lipstick Killer
00:37:12

Former FBI Agent Candice DeLong takes a look back at one of the most memorable cases she studied. From the haunting message the killer scrawled in lipstick on the wall of the female victim’s apartment in Chicago in 1945, the press nicknamed him “The Lipstick Killer.” Candice unravels how the murderer, William Heirens, escalated his criminal career from seemingly petty “nuisance crimes” to sexually-motived homicides.

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Jul 20, 2021
Inside the Mind of Dr. Death
00:42:22

Candice unravels the twisted mind of Christopher Duntsch, a.k.a. Dr. Death, the infamous Texas neurosurgeon whose record of botched surgeries left behind a trail of death and destruction. In the years prior to his arrest, Duntsch spewed countless lies and manipulated those around him so he could continue to practice medicine at any cost. Candice delves into his troubled past to break down why he butchered his patients, and how he managed to keep operating.

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Jul 13, 2021
The Unabomber: Evil Genius
00:55:41

Candice DeLong went undercover in Montana and sat face-to-face with Ted Kacszynski in a cabin in Montana. For years, Americans were terrified to open their mailboxes, fearful of falling victim to this elusive killer. Candice digs into his childhood to discover what really drove the Unabomber, and why he captured the public’s attention.

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Jul 13, 2021
Introducing: Killer Psyche
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When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “WHY?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On KILLER PSYCHE, retired FBI Agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she worked on first-hand. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.

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Jun 25, 2021