Mind of a Monster

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Hear from history’s most notorious serial killers—with chilling audio straight from the monsters themselves. Hosted by criminal psychologist Michelle Ward, Mind of a Monster brings you exclusive access and insight into these depraved killers.


Mind of a Monster Season 2 takes us back to 70s and 80s Los Angeles when two of the most notorious, vicious, and devastating serial killers in US history spread fear across the city: The Hillside Strangler and The Night Stalker. Between them, 25 murders, 5 attempted murders, and an unknown number of sexual assaults occurred, putting an entire city in a state of terror. Dr. Michelle Ward – who grew up in LA – speaks candidly with detectives, experts, friends, family and witnesses involved in each case to unravel exactly what happened and explore the shocking details to try and find out why such monsters came to be.


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S2 Ep.6: Killers on Trial
32:21

In the season finale, all three killers face the justice system. Dr. Michelle Ward guides us through legal proceedings and the circus of the courtroom – from Bianchi turning against Buono, to Richard Ramirez’s satanic theatrics. Will the killers be convicted?

 

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May 24, 2022
S2 Ep.5: The Satanic Murders
29:05

The shocking revelation about Kenneth Bianchi’s mental state is put under the microscope. Does he really have Multiple Personality Disorder? Or is he just faking it? Dr. Michelle Ward interrogates the evidence and tracks the arrest of Angelo Buono. 


In 1985, Richard Ramirez’s killings plunge the entire state into mass panic until investigators finally make a breakthrough. Could they be on the brink of apprehending the Night Stalker?

 

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May 17, 2022
S2 Ep.4: Catch Me If You Can
33:27

In this episode, Dr. Michelle Ward takes us beat by beat as the murders and disappearances continue, the net finally closes in on Kenneth Bianchi, and a journalist picks up the hunt for the second Hillside Strangler. We also flashforward to 1985 as Satan-worshipping Richard Ramirez begins to terrorize LA. Will the horror ever end?

 

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May 10, 2022
S2 Ep.3: No One’s Safe
31:21

In this episode, we follow the story of Kimberly Martin, a teenager who moves to LA to make a life for herself but crosses paths with the Hillside Stranglers. Meanwhile, 800 miles away in El Paso, Texas, 17-year-old Richard Ramirez obsesses over serial killers like Jack the Ripper. With more disappearances and killings, the public starts to wonder – is anyone safe?  


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May 03, 2022
S2 Ep.2: The Serial Killings Begin
28:36

It’s 1977 and women and girls around Hollywood are found murdered and displayed naked, with signs of strangulation. Dr. Michelle Ward follows the trail with former LAPD detective Bob Grogan and delves into Kenneth Bianchi’s and Angelo Buono’s psyches to get answers. Police are forced to confront a difficult truth – could there be a pair of serial killers operating in LA? 

 

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Apr 26, 2022
S2 Ep.1: Making a Killing in Hollywood
35:32

It’s the stuff of nightmares. Women and girls start disappearing, then are found murdered, naked and brutalized. A shadowy intruder breaks into homes, leaving satanic signs and murdering and raping everyone inside. Yet from 1977 to 1985 this was a reality for residents in Los Angeles as it became the center of two of the most notorious serial killer investigations in US history: those committed by the Hillside Strangler and the Night Stalker. 


Criminal psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward takes us to the beginning of the horror. It’s October 17, 1977, and a young woman’s naked body is discovered near famed Hollywood cemetery, Forest Lawn. Little do investigators know that the killers are just getting started…

 

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Apr 19, 2022
Introducing Mind of a Monster: The Hillside Strangler and The Nightstalker
1:37

Mind of a Monster Season 2 takes us back to 70s and 80s Los Angeles when two of the most notorious, vicious, and devastating serial killers in US history spread fear across the city: The Hillside Strangler and The Nightstalker. Between them, 25 murders, 5 attempted murders, and an unknown number of sexual assaults occurred, putting an entire city in a state of terror. Dr. Michelle Ward – who grew up in LA – speaks candidly with detectives, experts, friends, family and witnesses involved in each case to unravel exactly what happened and explore the shocking details to try and find out why such monsters came to be.



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Apr 12, 2022
Unraveled Once a Killer: The Uncatchable Killer
46:12

Unraveled, ID's popular podcast hosted by Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter, is back for a fifth season. Listen to the first episode here, and follow Unraveled for more.


The rape and murder of a small-town schoolteacher has the look of a serial predator on the loose. But when forensics and profilers can't identify the attacker, it takes 26 years before a new scientific process offers an unbelievable answer. 





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Mar 28, 2022
Introducing: Mafia Tapes
46:53

From ID comes a new podcast: Mafia Tapes.


Mafia Tapes dives into the legend of the notorious DeMeo Crew, and their once trusted associate Dominick Montiglio. The 8-part series tells the story of Dominick’s life, at the center of one of the most vicious mafia crews in history. With access to newly discovered audio tapes featuring Dominick, this isn’t your average mob tale.


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Jan 17, 2022
Introducing: Nightmare Next Door
43:00

For even more shocking true crime, check out ID's new show: Nightmare Next Door. Listen to a full episode here.


23-year-old Stephanie Bennett is brutally raped and murdered in her suburban Raleigh apartment. Investigators work the case for years but their leads go nowhere. A closer look at a peeping tom provides police the break they desperately need.


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Dec 03, 2021
Introducing: Betrayal with Daryn Carp
45:08

For even more shocking true crime, check out an episode of Betrayal with Daryn Carp called "An Arson Execution (with Rabia Chaudry)".


From romantic relationships to family bonds to the sordid history of the Chippendales, Betrayal with Daryn Carp explores love and all the dark ways it can go wrong. Each week Daryn is joined by a celebrity guest to help her dive in and discuss some of the most shocking cases of betrayal in the true crime world.


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Nov 09, 2021
S1 Ep.6: Seeking Justice
35:37

Season 2 coming soon.


With the killers captured, the cases go to trial. The stakes are high as both Herbert Mullin and Edmund Kemper attempt to plead insanity. Will they succeed? In the season finale, Dr Michelle Ward details the ultimate fates of the serial killers and their lasting impact on Santa Cruz. 


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Oct 26, 2021
S1 Ep.5: Hunting the Co-Ed Killer
32:33

It’s April 1973 and an early morning phone call triggers a chain of events that both shock and appall the Santa Cruz community. Criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward follows as law enforcement investigate a horrific crime scene and finally catch the man behind the second wave of killings.

 

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Oct 19, 2021
S1 Ep.4: Catching a Serial Killer
31:04

In this episode, the net finally closes in on murderer Herbert Mullin. But with body parts still being discovered, Dr Michelle Ward details how elation turns to despair as law enforcement realize there must be a second serial killer operating in Santa Cruz.  


 

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Oct 12, 2021
S1 Ep.3: The Bodies Pile Up
38:46

Criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward takes us beat by beat as the killings and disappearances escalate and Santa Cruz becomes the focus of the national media. Students are warned not to hitchhike. But with families massacred in their own homes, is anyone safe?

 

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Oct 05, 2021
S1 Ep.2: Investigating Murder
34:56

Criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward tracks the early stages of the investigation. As detectives identify human remains discovered on a mountain near Santa Cruz, a young student disappears, and a series of seemingly random killings dumbfound law enforcement. They’re forced to think the unthinkable… could there be a serial killer in town?


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Sep 28, 2021
S1 Ep.1: The Killings Begin
33:11

From 1972 to 1973 twenty-one individuals were brutally murdered as the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office dealt with not one, but two serial killers: Ed Kemper and Herbert Mullin. World-renowned criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward takes us back to Santa Cruz just before the killings to investigate how such a tiny place could spawn two of America’s most notorious murderers.


 

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Sep 21, 2021
Introducing Mind Of A Monster: Ed Kemper "The Co-Ed Killer" vs. Herbert Mullin
1:08

Take a true look inside the mind of history’s most notorious serial killers—straight from the monsters themselves. With exclusive access, never before heard testimony, and commentary from professional criminal psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward, Mind Of A Monster brings you insight into the mind of some of the most notorious serial killers throughout history.


Featuring jaw-dropping, never-before-heard audio recordings from both killers, Mind Of A Monster: Ed Kemper "The Co-Ed Killer" vs. Herbert Mullin, dives into the case of two serial killers operating at the same time in Santa Cruz, CA. Together, they murdered upwards of twenty people, and terrorized a city and a nation. Dr. Michelle Ward speaks candidly with detectives, experts and witnesses involved in the cases to unravel the shocking story, and provides professional expertise on what might have led Kemper and Mullin to becoming some of the most notorious killers in history.



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Sep 01, 2021