Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are:

How many serial killers are active at any one time?
What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers?
Why do so many killers have three names?
Are there many serial killers to whom a significant number of unsolved killings could be attributed?
How come you didn’t take up a career in criminology or psychology?
Which is your favorite serial killer ritual?
Which serial killer have you read the most about?
Who is your favorite fictional serial killer?
What would your deathrow last meal be?
Do you find serial killers from your own area more scary?
What’s your position on the death penalty?
Which serial killer story has upset you the most?
Which serial killer would you least like to meet in a dark alley?
Which serial killer do you find the most sinister?

Mentioned in this episode: Theodore Durrant, Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, Douglas Clark, John Wayne Gacy, Joel Rifkin, Fred West, Andrei Chikatilo, Harold Shipman, Luis Alfredo Garavito, Gilgo Beach Killer, David Berkowitz, Albert Fish, Gary Ridgway, Kenneth Allen McDuff, Henry Lee Lucas, Richard Ramirez, Donald Gaskins, Edmund Kemper, Dorothea Puente, Amy Archer-Gilligan, Jane Toppan, Robert Hansen

You can also download the episode directly.

And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion.

“The Anatomy of Motive” by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
“Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters” by Peter Vronsky
“The Serial Killer Files” by Harold Schechter
“The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition” by Newton
And countless other books I’ve read over the years.

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