Join the Caustic Soda crew and special guest Chris Stewart as we kill (comedically) and get away with it! Serial Killers, murder-suicide, and the legal misconceptions around murder trials.

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  • Fatrick

    Interesting tidbit: You mentioned that Leopold and Loeb were close, they were actually very close, and confessed to having a romantic relationship, but they were not open about it to anyone.

  • Fatrick

    Interesting tidbit: You mentioned that Leopold and Loeb were close, they were actually very close, and confessed to having a romantic relationship, but they were not open about it to anyone.

  • banks!

    Coincidentally, I got this podcast AND a Stuff You Should Know Podcast on Serial Killers on the same day. The SYSK podcast is an excellent companion to the Perfect Murder podcast. Naturally there is some overlap but the SYSK podcast provides a lot of info that Caustic Soda doesn’t touch up.

  • banks!

    Coincidentally, I got this podcast AND a Stuff You Should Know Podcast on Serial Killers on the same day. The SYSK podcast is an excellent companion to the Perfect Murder podcast. Naturally there is some overlap but the SYSK podcast provides a lot of info that Caustic Soda doesn’t touch up.

  • banks!

    Whoops hit enter too soon!

    Anyway, it is mentioned in the Perfect Murder that serial killers are regarded as ‘crazy’. SYSK discusses how serial killers are not ‘crazy’ (by legal definition). I thought you might like to check that out.

  • marlo

    I think this is my favourite episode so far! Chris Stewart really brought something extra – you should totally have him on again. And this is my first time hearing that Thickets song, which was awesome. Great lyrics.

  • marlo

    I think this is my favourite episode so far! Chris Stewart really brought something extra – you should totally have him on again. And this is my first time hearing that Thickets song, which was awesome. Great lyrics.

  • castewar

    Yes, Warren is right – I used “crazy” in a non-expert, broad sense – to mean they don’t tend to think or act in an average human way.

    I think the guys have serial killers down for their very own episode in the future, so yeah, there should totally be some time spent on just how alien these guys think.

    Thanks, Marlo! Hopefully one day there will be another topic to which I can lend some tid-bits…

  • Elfsar

    The topic of “Ghosts” perhaps? 😉

  • Elfsar

    The topic of “Ghosts” perhaps? 😉

  • castewar

    Man claims too much coffee caused temporary insanity that lead to him strangling his wife.
    http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/09/21/5146264-can-too-much-coffee-actually-make-you-crazy

  • Emi

    You talked about Leopold and Loeb in this podcast, but falsely said they were students at Harvard. They in fact met at the University of Chicago. They and their victim lived in Kenwood, a south side neighborhood adjacent to the University, which incidentally, stands on the former grounds of the Chicago World’s Fair, where H. H. Holmes found his murder victims. It’s creepy.

  • Emi

    You talked about Leopold and Loeb in this podcast, but falsely said they were students at Harvard. They in fact met at the University of Chicago. They and their victim lived in Kenwood, a south side neighborhood adjacent to the University, which incidentally, stands on the former grounds of the Chicago World’s Fair, where H. H. Holmes found his murder victims. It’s creepy.

  • Derek

    Greatest perfect murder film ever: The Heathers!

    IMHO, of course. :o)

  • Keeffer

    Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is a great book about HH Holmes and the world’s fair if anyone wants more reading.

  • Keeffer

    Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is a great book about HH Holmes and the world’s fair if anyone wants more reading.

  • Jon Paynter

    Willy Picton was an idiot – his psychological profile showed that he was somewhat retarted (that was one of his defense’s arguments – he was too stupid to pull this off on his own). So were the police who were repeatedly tipped off that Picton was the serial killer, including an eye witness who Willy tried to kill her but escaped. The police did not follow up the clues because they were just prostitutes. Willy did not commit the perfect crimes – he left evidence all over his farm and did not thoroughly clean up after himself. If the police hadn’t been so biased and had listened to the tips earlier, Willy would have been stopped and not have killed all those women.

    • Toren

      So what you’re saying is that all one needs for “the perfect murder” is bad cops. I can get behind that. Bonus plug for our “Bad Cops” episode.

  • Christine

    Soo I don’t know if you ever touched on the talented mr ripely with Matt Damon and Judd Law. He commited 2 perfect murders and did not get caught.

  • Chelle

    Murder By Death is HYSTERICAL! Watch it. Multiple times. I watch it every 6 years or so.
    P.S. You are now my favorite podcast. It only took 2 episodes to do it. Go on with your bad selves and your super podcasting powers!

  • Chelle

    Murder By Death is HYSTERICAL! Watch it. Multiple times. I watch it every 6 years or so.
    P.S. You are now my favorite podcast. It only took 2 episodes to do it. Go on with your bad selves and your super podcasting powers!