Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.
When they met in Dallas in 1930, Bonnie & Clyde, were lost and despondent. But, both refused to accept the constraints of poverty, and their partnership would soon challenge the fundamental ideals of authority.Parcasters - We're tackling a big topic on Conspiracy Theories this week! Is the FDA hiding a cancer cure? We put the theory under the microscope at parcast.com/conspiracy
After a year long affair in Northern Ireland, Colin Howell and Hazel Buchanan made a deadly pact in 1991. Together, they helped each other murder their spouses and stage their suicides. But after their deaths, the burden of their shared secret weighed on the couple, and it wasn't long before they turned on each other.Sponsors!Best Fiends - Download the 5-star rated mobile game app for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends!The Bouqs - Send the Mom’s Day flowers your mom deserves from The Bouqs. Order today and get an extra 20% off when you enter code PASSION.Care/of - For 30% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter PASSION30.
In 1991, a man from Northern Ireland found himself caught between two women: his wife and his mistress. As a religious man, Colin Howell was in an impossible situation. How could he be with the woman he loved, without divorcing his wife? Sponsors!The Bouqs - Get an extra 20% off when you go to Bouqs.com and enter code PASSION.Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code PASSION to get 3 cups FREE in your first box!
From 1865 to 1890, the war between The Hatfields & The McCoys raged on the West Virginia/Kentucky border, claiming several lives on both sides. But on New Year's Eve, The Hatfields swore to wipe the McCoys from the face of the Earth, in a final tidal wave of violence. Parcasters - Eager to learn more about the Civil War era? Don’t miss our coverage of Abraham Lincoln on Assassinations and Conspiracy Theories this week! Available on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
In the late 1800s, two proud families, The Hatfields & The McCoys, lived on either side of the Tug Folk river in the hills of Appalachia. Their names are synonymous with bitter enemies and their bloody feud would last nearly three decades.Sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
On October 30th, 2004, 52-year-old Fred Jablin of Virginia, was found shot to death in his driveway. As investigators collected evidence, they quickly zeroed in on his wife and sister-in-law as the most likely suspects. Parcasters - One of the greatest true crime cases in ever told is also one of the most impactful events in our nation’s history! Can you guess which one it is? Find out now at parcast.com/assassinations
For almost 20 years, Fred Jablin and Piper Rountree, shared their lives together in Virginia, welcoming three children and a menagerie of pets. But eventually in 2001 their marriage crumbled; Fred saw dramatic changes in his wife and the way she treated their family. SPONSORS!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code PASSION to get three cups FREE in your first box!
When Linda Riss ended her relationship with Burt Pugach in 1959, he hired someone to attack her, blinding her with lye. Throughout the months of investigation, trial, and eventual imprisonment, Burt continued to plead with Linda for just one thing: not her forgiveness, but her hand in marriage.Parcasters - Check out our new show, Survival! In our first episode we covered Shin Dong-hyuk’s escape from a North Korean internment camp. Available now at parcast.com/survival
In 1957, a shy woman meets the man of her dreams: Burt Pugach, a successful lawyer in the East Bronx. Unfortunately, her dreams are crushed, when Burt confesses that he’s actually a married man. Linda tries to end the relationship, but Burt decides that if he can’t have her, then no one else can.Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new show! Check out Extraterrestrial if you’re looking for a another perspective on things at parcast.com/extraterrestrial
The relationship between Travis Alexander and Jodi Arias could only be described as hot and cold. They cycled through months of "on-again, off-again" periods, meeting up for late-night rendezvous in Meza, Arizona, even while they started dating other people. But by May of 2008, the intense relationship reached a boiling point, leading to cold-blooded murder.Sponsors!Care/of - For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code PASSION50.Shudder - To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to Shudder.com and use promo code PASSION.
To turn his life around, Travis Alexander moved in with his grandparents and took up the LDS faith. In search of a wife, he began dating Jodi Arias in 2007. The couple's relationship was often long-distance and quickly started to become problematic. She would be the last person to see Alexander alive. Parcasters - If you enjoyed this podcast are looking to change gears with a story about service and perseverance, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostage
In the summer of 1974, a war was brewing between Kay Hoyt Hein and her married lover, Harold Nokes. After she called off their affair, Harold lashed out. He poisoned her lawn. Poured sugar in her gas tank. He even wrote lewd graffiti messages about her sexual activity with other men. Later that year, police would discover Kay parents’ bodies in a lake and dismembered in several parts.
In 1973, Harold Nokes of Nebraska, had his wildest fantasy come to life when his wife agreed to join him in the bedroom along with his younger mistress. He would do anything to keep the menage-a-trois going. Even kill. Parcasters - If you enjoyed this episode, please tell a friend about it. And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
Happy Valentine's Day! We couldn't wait to share this special tease of our new podcast, CRIMES OF PASSION. If you enjoyed hearing about this love triangle gone wrong, you won't believe what else we have in store. Subscribe today so that you don't miss our first full episode on Wednesday, February 20!Two adrenaline junkies quickly became best friends because of their mutual love of skydiving. The pair, Els Clottemans and Els Van Doren, first met in 2005 through a skydiving club in Belgium. They shared more than just the same name and interests. They also had the same taste in men. Not only would their friendship be destroyed, but it would drive one of the Els to "cut ties" with her fellow parachutist.
The podcast where true love meets true crime. Every week, we’ll explore passionate crimes and the psychology of lethal relationships. How does a marriage progress from husband and wife to killer and victim? Or killer and co-conspirator? If there’s a thin line between love and hate, what manipulates our relationships into deadly results? Crimes of Passion premieres February 20th, with new episodes every Wednesday.