Episode 058: Donald Gaskins, Part 6

on January 30, 2012 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by

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In any case, last episode, Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins did his Federal time, got out, and was soon thrown back into prison for rape. He also began developing what he later called a sense of “bothersomeness”, for which there seemed to be no cure.

This episode, Pee Wee discovers the violent, sadistic cure to his pain. If any listeners wonder why Pee Wee was sometimes referred to as the “Meanest Man in America”, you may now begin to understand.

You can also download the episode directly.

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

Sources:
“Pee Wee Gaskins: America’s No. 1 Serial Killer” by John Chandler Griffin
“Final Truth: The Autobiography of a Serial Killer” by Donald Gaskins and Wilton Earle
“The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers” by Michael Newton
“The Meanest Man in America” episode of the true crime show “Twisted”
“Palmetto Predators: Monsters Among Us” by Mark R. Jones

7 Comments

  • Di says:

    I have listened to every podcast that you have made
    and this is the first episode that I struggled to get through.
    I really can understand how he became known as the
    meanest man in America!

  • Becks says:

    I listen to these podcasts sometimes when falling asleep and must say, waking up to hear about what Pee Wee was doing to those women really made me question whether my subconscious mind should be subjected to things like this! I really wasn’t expecting this to turn out so brutally, as I hadn’t heard of Pee Wee Gaskins before this. As always, thanks for the interesting podcasts.

  • Tina P says:

    I fell asleep listening to this last night and am listening again now, and I have never struggled with this theme – until now. And last night? I thought I had fallen asleep before this episode came on, but I had a nightmare, that matches this episode almost note for note. Chills are running down my spine as I type. You were right Brian – any sympathy is now all gone, if there ever was any, and I am now in no doubt whatsoever as to why he was The Meanest Man in America.

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