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119: Aileen Wuornos

Today we are finally covering the woman that many have dubbed the “First Female Serial Killer in America”. While this statement is inaccurate and in fact cannot be measured as the term “serial killer” was not even coined until the 1970s, we can say that Aileen was the first notorious female serial killer in American history. Most of this was due to the fact that Aileen’s case came to light just as the country was riding a wave of high profile serial killers. The 1980s saw a peak in serial killings before advancements in forensic and investigative sciences changed the landscape for mass murderers. Killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Ramirez, Gary Ray Bowels, and the duo Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole all were active during this time period. It is estimated that more than 200 serial killers were active during the decade, and of these only a very few were women. Such a small pool made it easy for someone like Aileen to stand out as a star.

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118: Richard Rogers; Last Call Killer

As we launch into October there are many things to celebrate. It’s LGBTQ+ history month, we’re just a few days before National Coming Out Day on October 11th, and also October serves as the original ‘Pride Month’. But all of that aside, what we really care about is Queer True Crime and October is Your Queer Stories True Crime month. So we thought what better way to kick the month off than to start with the underrated serial killer The Last Call Killer. Before we begin we want to put out a trigger warning for the entire month of October. We will be discussing blood, gore, violence, assault, sexual abuse, homophobia, queerphobia, transphobia, and more. So if you’re not up for any of that then please check out some of our past episodes. Last year’s Halloween episode discusses why October was the original Pride Month and our History of Drag episodes discusses the art behind many of the fabulous looks that are sure to be revealed this year. But for those of you still hear and ready for that queer true crime, let’s get into the life and mind of serial killer Richard Rogers, nicknamed, The Last Call Killer.

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73: Deadly Lovers Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas

The Deadly Lovers Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas: Our month of horror continues but this time with a love story. The tale of two star crossed lovers who met by chance and were instantly struck by one another. It may have helped that the two men also happened to be brutal serial killers. Every couple has their thing.

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71: Lizzie Borden – The Mistress of Maplecroft

It’s October which means it’s time to get a little freaky. And as we kick off our month of spooks we must address the murderess mistress of Maplecroft. The subject of Lizzie Borden’s love interests has been ALMOST as hotly debated as the mystery of her parents brutal murder.

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66: Australian True Crime

Get ready for some Australian True Crime. We’re wrapping up our world listeners month with a bloody tale from the land down under. At least twenty-seven gay men were hunted and murdered along the White Cliffs of Bondi Beach in New South Wales. Most of their deaths remain open cases to this day.

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45: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 2

The Chocolate Factory – We continue the story of Jeffery and the chocolate factory. The well-known children’s story of a magical factory turned house of horrors. 

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44: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 1

Homocrats! – Last week we took you to Sunday school and this week we take you to hell. In our first episode in the Queer Bad Guys series, we tackle notorious serial killer and gay man, Jeffrey Dahmer.

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22: Matthew Shepard Part 2: The Aftermath

We conclude the heartbreaking story of Matthew Shepard by discussing his the effect his legacy had on the queer community.

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21: Matthew Shepard Part 1

On October 6, 1998, America’s views on the queer community, and specifically hate crimes towards LGBTQ people, would change dramatically. All because of Matthew Shepard.

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