Ted Bundy

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Evil Men In History

America’s most well-known serial killer-rapist-necrophile is Caustic Soda’s next Evil Man In History. Kevin, Toren, and Joe discuss Ted Bundy, the “sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human’s pain and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death, and even after.”

Music: “Protein” by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

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  • banks!
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    On a related note, there are a few famous people who thought their mother was their sister. Jack Nicholson, Eric Clapton and Bobby Darin all were told their grandparents were their actual parents and their mothers were their sisters. I guess that was just how it was done back in the day.

  • banks!
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    On a related note, there are a few famous people who thought their mother was their sister. Jack Nicholson, Eric Clapton and Bobby Darin all were told their grandparents were their actual parents and their mothers were their sisters. I guess that was just how it was done back in the day.

  • MissionBrown
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    Not recommended to people with children.

  • Lisa
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    Am I going to hell because I yelled “Yay!” when I saw this? It was not approval expressed for Bundy but for a new Caustic Podcast

  • Lisa
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    Am I going to hell because I yelled “Yay!” when I saw this? It was not approval expressed for Bundy but for a new Caustic Podcast

  • Matt
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    This was a great episode and I’m really enjoying the evil people series. The lesser of two evils conversation had great points on both sides and was very thought provoking.

    I think the fact that Bundy didn’t kill people he knew makes me think Hitler was more evil. Hitler killed anyone who was even remotely considered to be in his way. The prolonged and horrific suffering within the concentration camps could easily be described as definitive evil.

    The fact that Bundy would return to the bodies and manipulate them made my head swirl with disgust. I have had the unfortunate experience of seeing a couple bodies that were exposed to the elements for only a few days and good lord, it’s awful. I can only think that Bundy’s descent into madness was a result of incredible sickness.

    I read that when Bundy was being prepped for execution he cried uncontrollably.

  • She Fights Like A Girl
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    This was an excellent, and particularly difficult to listen to, episode. I mean that emotionally. Good idea for Joe to experience all of this “live” as it made the storytelling that much more visceral.

  • She Fights Like A Girl
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    This was an excellent, and particularly difficult to listen to, episode. I mean that emotionally. Good idea for Joe to experience all of this “live” as it made the storytelling that much more visceral.

  • Marc
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    I remember when I was a kid reading in the newspapers about Bundy’s (long overdue) execution; the one article that’s stuck in my head since then is the sidebar article on the Burger King near the prison, which had on its marquee “FREE FRIES WHEN BUNDY FRIES”.

    I was too young to have any more than the vaguest idea of what he’d done, but I remember being kind of amazed that all the adults I knew, even the ones who opposed capital punishment, said that he deserved it. If I’d had even the tiniest inkling of how horrific his crimes were, I don’t think I would have been able to sleep for years.

  • spookyparadigm
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    I thought you guys handled this one really well, thought Kevin’s narrative was excellent.

    Surprised at the absence of two Venture Brothers pop culture references. The first being the obvious, with the episode guest-written by Ben Edlund (of The Tick fame), entitled “Viva los Muertos!” There is a ton of things going on it, but the relevant bit is that the “Groovy Gang” comes to solve a mystery at the Venture compound. All of the Scooby Doo characters are parodied with pitch perfect equivalents from the real world of that time (1970s) with Fred replaced with Teddie, a violently abusive ringleader, obviously derived from Ted Bundy. All of the replacements are great, but the Shaggy and Scooby ones are particularly brilliant. Adult Swim may have the episode available.

    The other of course, is that there is a character on VB that thinks his mother is his sister, and while he’s fairly normal by VB standards, the circumstances surrounding all this are tawdry and twisted, though not Ted Bundy style twisted.

  • spookyparadigm
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    I thought you guys handled this one really well, thought Kevin’s narrative was excellent.

    Surprised at the absence of two Venture Brothers pop culture references. The first being the obvious, with the episode guest-written by Ben Edlund (of The Tick fame), entitled “Viva los Muertos!” There is a ton of things going on it, but the relevant bit is that the “Groovy Gang” comes to solve a mystery at the Venture compound. All of the Scooby Doo characters are parodied with pitch perfect equivalents from the real world of that time (1970s) with Fred replaced with Teddie, a violently abusive ringleader, obviously derived from Ted Bundy. All of the replacements are great, but the Shaggy and Scooby ones are particularly brilliant. Adult Swim may have the episode available.

    The other of course, is that there is a character on VB that thinks his mother is his sister, and while he’s fairly normal by VB standards, the circumstances surrounding all this are tawdry and twisted, though not Ted Bundy style twisted.

  • Arlen Woods
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    Great episode. Appropriately less funny. Literally close to home for me.
    I graduated from Newport HS in Bellevue WA in 1974. Issaquah HS was my schools traditional rival in Sports.
    Lake Sammamish State Park was about a 15 minute drive and a place I spent time.
    I can neither confirm nor deny that I saw Ted Bundy there.
    In the ‘it’s a small world’ category, one of my college friends is a cousin of one of Bundy’s Colorado victims.
    When are you going to do Gary Leon Ridgway the Green River Killer?
    I think Kevin meant to say Millersylvania State Park near Olympia WA.

  • Frothy_Ham
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    I just started listening to this podcast in the last few weeks or so (started off at the beginning) and none of the previous “gross-out” subjects had really bothered me (and I have a weak stomach).

    However, listening to the horrible story of this sick son of a bitch really got to me. It’s almost hard to believe how fucked up this guy was and how many innocent women and children had to suffer because of him. I can’t really say I “enjoyed it” but I am glad I listened in a way. So…thanks? I guess?

    I do want to say that the subject matter was handled very well by you guys, nothing came off as flippant or insensitive at all.

  • Frothy_Ham
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    I just started listening to this podcast in the last few weeks or so (started off at the beginning) and none of the previous “gross-out” subjects had really bothered me (and I have a weak stomach).

    However, listening to the horrible story of this sick son of a bitch really got to me. It’s almost hard to believe how fucked up this guy was and how many innocent women and children had to suffer because of him. I can’t really say I “enjoyed it” but I am glad I listened in a way. So…thanks? I guess?

    I do want to say that the subject matter was handled very well by you guys, nothing came off as flippant or insensitive at all.

  • Bridgete
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    So I had no idea that many of his victims were from Oregon and Washington. My mom grew up in Southern Oregon and went to college in Portland. While he was active, she was definitely the right age and, looking at the various yearbook photos, fit quite well with the “look” he seemed to go after. Really creepy to think about. I might not have existed.

  • Mae Rhys
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    I know this is an older podcast but it was new to me. I must commend Kevin, Toren, and Joe for an informative, interesting podcast that had funny moments but was ultimately sensitive to the material. If only other podcasts could follow your lead, I’d have a lot more to listen to.

    • Joe
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      Thanks Mae. Finding that balance is important to us, and I’m glad that care shows.

  • Mae Rhys
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    I know this is an older podcast but it was new to me. I must commend Kevin, Toren, and Joe for an informative, interesting podcast that had funny moments but was ultimately sensitive to the material. If only other podcasts could follow your lead, I’d have a lot more to listen to.

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