Episode 052: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 2

on October 28, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by

Last week, we looked at 4 of the 7 phases of the serial killer cycle: the aura phase, the trolling phase, the wooing phase, and the capture.

This week, we look at the last three phases: the murder, the totem phase, and the depression phase.

By the way, this episode marks one year since I began broadcasting the Serial Killers Podcast. I’d like to thank you all for listening. I hope you’ve learned a great deal about serial murder. I know I have.

I’ve also learned a lot about how to structure a podcast, and how to record audio. The latter, especially, still has room for improvement, but the next steps I need to take are further hardware improvement. That’s probably not going to happen until the baby comes along, and the initial purchases are made.

Babies get cheaper after the first couple of months, right?

In any case, episodes of the Serial Killers Podcast have been downloaded about 168-thousand times over the last year. I haven’t been able to find any comparative information on podcast traffic, but it seems like a decent amount to me.

I’m happy to share more on the statistics of the show, but I won’t do so unless there’s interest. I don’t want to bore you. And, if anyone can point me towards any averages in the podcast industry, I’d love to see them.

In any case, on to the show…

Mentioned in this Episode: Edmund Kemper, John Wayne Gacy, Jane Toppan, Jerry Brudos, Robert Hansen, Ted Bundy, Andrei Chikatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer, Donald Gaskins, Vaughn Orrin Greenwood, William Lester Suff, Gary Ridgway, Harvey Glatman, Leonard Lake, Charles Ng, Karla Homolka, Paul Bernardo, Lonnie Franklin Jr., Joseph Kallinger, Henry Lee Lucas

You can also download the episode directly.

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

“Serial Killers” by Joel Norris
“Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters” by Peter Vronsky
“Serial Murderers and Their Victims” by Eric Hickey
“The Serial Killer Files” by Harold Schechter
“The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers” by Schechter and Everitt
“Sexual Homicide: Patters and Motives” by Ressler, Burgess and Douglas
“What Makes Serial Killers Tick?” by Shirley Lynn Scott on TruTV.com