Episode 027: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 4

on April 29, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by

For the last three weeks, we have explored the origins of Fred West, a sadistic pedophile and rapist. During this time, he killed at least one woman, and likely many more. He also liked to seduce or rape young girls. Either was fine with him, really. And dismembering the bodies, yeah, that was fun too.

The poets say we all have a soul mate, a person that compliments us perfectly. That person who, as Jerry McGuire said, completes us. For Fred, that person was Rosemary.

You can also download the episode directly.

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

“Fred & Rose” by Howard Sounes
“Fred & Rose West” by Marilyn Bardsley on TruTv.com
“Serial Killers & Mass Murderers: Profiles of the World’s Most Barbaric Criminals” by Nigel Cawthorne
“The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: Second Edition” by Michael Newton
“Serial Murder and the Psychology of a Sexual Sadist: Frederick West” by Steven Morris in the September 9, 2007 issue of New Criminologist


  • The Evil Gringo says:

    I’ve enjoyed the Fred & Rose episodes, and I am appreciative of all the work you have put into the Serial Killers Podcast – however (as of 1 May 2011), the is a glitch in the downloading of installment 4 on the Wests.

    • Brian Combs says:


      What sort of glitch are you seeing? I just found a typo in the direct download link on this page, so I’ve fixed that. Just tested that link and it seems to be working, and iTunes seems to be ok.

  • The Evil Gringo says:

    Whatever magic you have worked has done the trick: the link is functioning today. Thanks again for all the insights and effort you have put in the podcast.

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