True crime fans fascinated by America’s most notorious cannibal are about to get a holiday treat.
Parcast, which releases a serial killer podcast every Monday, has announced a three-episode special event about Jeffrey Dahmer. For those unfamiliar with America’s most loathed chocolate factory worker, he killed 17 men and boys over the course of 13 years. What made this Milwaukee man so notorious was the fact that he didn’t just hunt down and kill his targets, but he ate some of them, too. A human head was even found in his fridge when he was caught.
On Monday, the day before Christmas Eve, Parcast will release all three parts of the Dahmer special.
The series will launch just in time for holiday travel listening.
Most of their episodes run about 45 minutes, so the series could make for interesting listening while on the way to see family. How festive. Isn’t Dahmer the name of one of Santa’s reindeer, anyway? Or was that Satan Claus?
The episode will be hosted by Vanessa Richardson and Greg Polcyn, who regularly host Parcast’s “Serial Killers” podcast. While they often do two-parters, Dahmer will get an extra-special three-episode treatment. There’s a reason for that. Dahmer is the most requested episode of all time, they noted.
"The details of his case are shocking," Richardson noted in an audio trailer. "Necrophilia, cannibalism, dismemberment, a shrine of human skulls inside an unremarkable Milwaukee apartment."
Polcyn promises that he and his co-host will "take a deep dive into Dahmer's life and crimes to see when his behavior went off the rails and why he continues to fascinate us."
Each episode of the "Serial Killers" podcast “takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories,” according to the podcast’s website.
Parcast is a Spotify company and they plan to release this three-episode special event across all of their true crime feeds on Monday, Dec. 23.
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