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S4 Ep1 - A new era in crime fighting

Sun Sep 30 2018 (51:33)

Forensic genealogy has ushered in a new era in crime fighting. Season 4 of Criminology is all about cases solved in 2018 using forensic genealogy techniques and databases to match old DNA to suspects. GedMatch and Parabon are names that have been in the news lately as they have been used to solved cold cases. We will be covering these cases in depth over the course of Season 4.In this first episode we lay the ground work by diving into how law enforcement is using this public information to zero ...

02 - Charles Horvath

Sun Sep 16 2018 (01:06:16)

Charles Horvath went missing in 1989 while backpacking across Canada. His mother, Denise Horvath-Allan, has been searching for him for 29 years

01 - The San Francisco Witch Killers

Sun Sep 02 2018 (01:19:12)

We're discussing the case known as the San Francisco Witch Killers. It’s an interesting case in which mental illness, drugs, and the twisted beliefs of Jim Carson and Susan Barnes converge and leave a trail of murder victims along the way. In addition to the details of the case, in this episode you will hear from the daughter of one of them and she tells us what it was like having to grow up with all of this in her life, and what it was like knowing her own father was a serial killer.You can hel ...

S3 Ep4 - Ted Bundy Part 4

Sun Aug 26 2018 (01:44:07)

In this fourth and last episode of our Ted Bundy series, we close it out by talking with some Bundy experts and authors. They are able to provide some amazing insight into the infamous serial killer.You can help support the show at patreon.com/criminology

S3 Ep3 - Ted Bundy Part 3

Sun Aug 19 2018 (01:26:57)

Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this third episode, we discuss Bundy's murders in Florida including those he committed at the Chi Omega sorority house. We dive into his capture and eventual execution. Bundy gave a number of interviews before he was executed and these allow us to analyze him, or do they? Who was the true Ted Bundy behind the mask, showing people what they wanted to see, and telling them what they wanted to hear?

S3 Ep2 - Ted Bundy Part 2

Sun Aug 12 2018 (01:03:04)

Ted Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. In this second episode, we dive further into the murders committed by Bundy and the methods he used to lure his victims. We also discuss his life in politics. As the number of murders and sexual assaults he committed rose, victims came forward with his description. Once that was put out into the public, people who knew Ted Bundy started to come forward to police that he looked very much like the composite sketch. It's j ...

S3 Ep1 - Ted Bundy Part1

Sun Aug 05 2018 (58:33)

Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who targeted young females. He is responsible for murdering more than 30 women and girls in the 1970s. Bundy was charming and handsome, and he used these attributes to his advantage in luring his victims. In this first episode on Ted Bundy, we focus primarily on his childhood and talk about some of the early warning signs that he exhibited. We'll discuss his love life, his relationship with Ann Rule, and his first murder.You can help support ...

The Murder in My Family Invite

Sat Jul 14 2018 (02:12)

A promo for Morf's new podcast The Murder In My Family.

A promo for Morf's new podcast The Murder In My Family.

The Murder in my Family Preview episode

Mon Jun 11 2018 (01:17)

Mike ‘Morf’ Morford co-host of Criminology invites you to check out his brand new true crime podcast, The Murder In My Family featuring a single murder case in each episode, and an interview with a family member of the victim. You can subscribe on...

Mike ‘Morf’ Morford co-host of Criminology invites you to check out his brand new true crime podcast, The Murder In My Family featuring a single murder case in each episode, and an interview with a family member of the victim. You can subscribe on iTunes right now at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-murder-in-my-family/id1396717244?mt=2

S2 Ep15 - The Golden State Killer

Sun Jun 03 2018 (01:57:10)

In this final episode of season 2 we take a look at the background and timeline of the arrested suspect Joseph J. DeAngelo.  We have multiple interviews with people who interacted with DeAngelo, one man who worked with him for many years. He...

In this final episode of season 2 we take a look at the background and timeline of the arrested suspect Joseph J. DeAngelo.  We have multiple interviews with people who interacted with DeAngelo, one man who worked with him for many years. He sheds insight on the man that he knew and tells stories of DeAngelo through the years. We have a fascinating interview with the Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert. And we unveil the long awaited post-arrest follow up interview with Paul Holes.     An Emash Di ...

S2 Ep14 - The Original Nightstalker

Sun May 27 2018 (01:36:28)

In this episode we are focusing the last two murders committed in the EAR/ONS/GSK series. We are joined by family members who provide insight into the victims, the details of the crimes, and the aftermath. The connections between the East Area Rapist...

In this episode we are focusing the last two murders committed in the EAR/ONS/GSK series. We are joined by family members who provide insight into the victims, the details of the crimes, and the aftermath. The connections between the East Area Rapist crimes and those committed by the Original Night Stalker are finally made. And we talk with detectives Larry Crompton and Paul Holes who provide valuable information. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology     An Emash Dig ...

S2 Ep13 - The Orange County Killer

Sun May 20 2018 (51:31)

We start off this episode giving an update on the 2nd court appearance of the suspect Joseph J DeAngelo. Then we continue with the murders committed by the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer. He strikes next in Orange County murdering a young couple...

We start off this episode giving an update on the 2nd court appearance of the suspect Joseph J DeAngelo. Then we continue with the murders committed by the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer. He strikes next in Orange County murdering a young couple named Keith and Patrice Harrington. We go into their backgrounds and the details of this horrific murder. Then, staying in Orange County, the EAR/ONS/GSK murders a 28 year old woman named Manuela Witthuhn. The authorities in Southern California dis ...

S2 Ep12 - The Diamond Knot Killer

Sun May 13 2018 (52:47)

A double murder occurs in an affluent neighborhood of Ventura California. The press would dub the suspect "The Diamond Knot Killer" because of the intricate knots he used to bind his victims. It wouldn't be until years later that police would figure...

A double murder occurs in an affluent neighborhood of Ventura California. The press would dub the suspect "The Diamond Knot Killer" because of the intricate knots he used to bind his victims. It wouldn't be until years later that police would figure out that the Diamond Knot Killer was yet just another nickname for EAR/ONS/GSK. We speak to one of the victims daughters who provides details and insight into the tragic murders.   You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology   A ...

S2 Ep11 - The Creek Killer

Sun May 06 2018 (56:48)

The East Area Rapist moves to Southern California and becomes known as The Original Night Stalker and later The Golden State Killer.  We start to talk about the murders that this individual committed in Southern California. But at the same time...

The East Area Rapist moves to Southern California and becomes known as The Original Night Stalker and later The Golden State Killer.  We start to talk about the murders that this individual committed in Southern California. But at the same time we have new information coming in about the suspect Joseph DeAngelo. So we have to talk about that as well. This season was originally set to be a total of 12 episodes. But with the recent events of the arrest of DeAngelo, we are making plans to continue ...

S2 Ep10 - The East Area Rapist Vanishes

Sun Apr 29 2018 (57:38)

The arrest of a suspect in this case has grabbed the world's attention like nothing we've seen recently in the world of true crime. And like all of you, we'll be glued to the events as they unfold. But, we still have a ways to go in our coverage of...

The arrest of a suspect in this case has grabbed the world's attention like nothing we've seen recently in the world of true crime. And like all of you, we'll be glued to the events as they unfold. But, we still have a ways to go in our coverage of the crimes. In episode 10, we see the EAR attack back in the area of Rancho Cordova. We discuss the only attack in the series that took place in Fremont, which is in Alameda County. Then the EAR returns to Contra Costa County, but this time it is in t ...

S2 - Bonus episode - Suspect Arrested

Thu Apr 26 2018 (01:13:53)

A suspect as been arrested in the EAR/GSK case. We wanted to put out a bonus episode to talk about this unbelievable break in the case. We will cover this in more depth as additional details continue to come out.     An Emash Digital Production

A suspect as been arrested in the EAR/GSK case. We wanted to put out a bonus episode to talk about this unbelievable break in the case. We will cover this in more depth as additional details continue to come out.     An Emash Digital Production

S2 Ep9 - The Homework

Sun Apr 22 2018 (58:49)

In this 9th episode of Season 2 we delve into more crimes commited by the EAR/GSK. We hear from a victim that has chosen for the first time to publicly come forward to talk about her ordeal. We hear more from some of the detectives that worked the...

In this 9th episode of Season 2 we delve into more crimes commited by the EAR/GSK. We hear from a victim that has chosen for the first time to publicly come forward to talk about her ordeal. We hear more from some of the detectives that worked the case back then as well as those working it now. And we talk in depth about "The Homework", papers found near one of the crime scenes that many felt may have been dropped by EAR.   You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology    An ...

S2 Ep8 - EAR targets Modesto and Davis

Sun Apr 15 2018 (01:18:59)

Episode 8 brings with it more attacks by the East Area Rapist. He had terrorized Sacramento County. He had struck in Stockton. Many residents outside of this area were not as fearful, thinking it would not happen in their town. But when EAR attacks in...

Episode 8 brings with it more attacks by the East Area Rapist. He had terrorized Sacramento County. He had struck in Stockton. Many residents outside of this area were not as fearful, thinking it would not happen in their town. But when EAR attacks in both Modesto and Davis, the area of fear will widen dramatically. Is anyone safe from this madman? We preview an exclusive interview with an EAR victim that has never spoken publicly before. That interview is coming in episode 9.     An Emash Digit ...

S2 Ep7 - The Air Force Couple

Sun Apr 08 2018 (01:50:43)

In episode 7, we dive into some additional communication that may be from the East Area Rapist. There is a call we'll play that was made to the Sacramento PD. What may be the first written communication by EAR is sent to multiple outlets. And he...

In episode 7, we dive into some additional communication that may be from the East Area Rapist. There is a call we'll play that was made to the Sacramento PD. What may be the first written communication by EAR is sent to multiple outlets. And he continues to call and terrorize his victims. A good lead on this suspect comes into police and they set up a sting operation to nab him. We'll hear from one of the original detectives on how it played out. We also discuss the murders of Brian and Katie M ...

S2 Ep6 - EAR's Youngest Victim Speaks

Sun Apr 01 2018 (02:04:05)

The EAR is still on the loose and terrorizing Sacramento County. But he will move out of his home area and strike fear in Stockton, California.  In this episode we talk to a number of people associated to the case. We speak with Detective Sgt....

The EAR is still on the loose and terrorizing Sacramento County. But he will move out of his home area and strike fear in Stockton, California.  In this episode we talk to a number of people associated to the case. We speak with Detective Sgt. Ken Clark of the Sacramento County Sheriff's dept as well as Contra County investigator Paul Holes who is currently working the EAR case. But in a very special interview we get to hear from Margaret Wardlow who was the 27th and youngest victim of the East ...

S2 Ep5 - Roots in Visalia?

Sun Mar 25 2018 (01:25:54)

The East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer has been terrorizing the citizens of Sacramento county. We talk about additional attacks to start this episode. There were a number of sightings of strange people in different neighborhoods, some posing as...

The East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer has been terrorizing the citizens of Sacramento county. We talk about additional attacks to start this episode. There were a number of sightings of strange people in different neighborhoods, some posing as meter readers, some posing as census takers. Neighbors and victims continue to receive haunting phone calls.  We talk to a man who in 1977 saw the East Area Rapist in his yard and actually came close to catching him. He takes us back to those events tha ...

S2 Ep4 - Tracking the MO of a Predator

Sun Mar 18 2018 (01:10:23)

The East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues to terrorize Sacramento county. As the attacks begin to mount it becomes evident that the specifics of each, as well as the descriptions of the attacker are similar. But the attacker does begin to...

The East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues to terrorize Sacramento county. As the attacks begin to mount it becomes evident that the specifics of each, as well as the descriptions of the attacker are similar. But the attacker does begin to add new elements as he becomes more and more brazen in his attacks. You can help support the show by going to patreon.com/criminology     An Emash Digital Production

S2 Ep3 - A Monster Terrorizes

Sun Mar 11 2018 (01:16:12)

The story of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues in this episode 3 of Season 2 of Criminology. The unidentified rapist continues to terrorize women all over Sacramento county. His tactics are brazen and oftentimes bizarre.  Join...

The story of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer continues in this episode 3 of Season 2 of Criminology. The unidentified rapist continues to terrorize women all over Sacramento county. His tactics are brazen and oftentimes bizarre.  Join Mike and Morf as we discuss the chronology of this monster, his crimes, the victims, and the effects on the community. We'll hear from the some of the investigators who handled the original case as well as the victims. We will also take a look at some of ...

S2 Ep2 - A Victim Speaks Out

Sun Mar 04 2018 (01:37:05)

In this second episode of season 2 of Criminology you are going to hear from various people associated with this case. Jane Carson Sandler was the 5th victim of the monster and she joins us to talk about her experience and how her life was changed....

In this second episode of season 2 of Criminology you are going to hear from various people associated with this case. Jane Carson Sandler was the 5th victim of the monster and she joins us to talk about her experience and how her life was changed. You'll hear from Carol Daly and Richard Shelby who were some of the original detectives on this case. Their insight into how the investigation was conducted and the effect on the community is very impactful. And of course, we have to continue to go in ...

S2 Ep1 - The Epicenter of Fear

Sun Feb 25 2018 (01:11:30)

Criminology is back for Season 2! This season we will doing an in depth look at one of America's most infamous unsolved cases. This predator goes by many names: The East Area Rapist, The Golden State Killer, and the Original Night Stalker. This person...

Criminology is back for Season 2! This season we will doing an in depth look at one of America's most infamous unsolved cases. This predator goes by many names: The East Area Rapist, The Golden State Killer, and the Original Night Stalker. This person is suspected of more than 100 home break ins and burglaries, at least 50 rapes, and a dozen or more murders. We'll be covering the crimes, the victims, and the clues using case documents and firsthand accounts. We talk with the investigators who wo ...

S2 - Introduction episode

Sun Feb 18 2018 (07:24)

This is the introduction episode for season 2 of the Criminology podcast. Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will unveil the topic for the second season and talk about what you can expect to hear as it unfolds.  We also have a sample of the type of...

This is the introduction episode for season 2 of the Criminology podcast. Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford will unveil the topic for the second season and talk about what you can expect to hear as it unfolds.  We also have a sample of the type of audio that you can expect to hear: Many hours of interviews have been done with cold case investigators, surviving victims, and victim's family members. Make sure you subscribe now so you don't miss a single episode!

S1 Ep12 - Season 1 Zodiac Finale

Sun Oct 29 2017 (01:21:17)

This is the finale episode of season 1 of Criminology and the end of the Zodiac series. We have a couple of great interviews in this episode. We discuss the effect of Zodiac on pop culture, the books, and the movies that have been made over the years....

This is the finale episode of season 1 of Criminology and the end of the Zodiac series. We have a couple of great interviews in this episode. We discuss the effect of Zodiac on pop culture, the books, and the movies that have been made over the years. Gibby from True Crime All The Time makes a guest appearance to discuss some of the Zodiac movies and lend his encyclopedic knowledge. This is the final episode of season 1 but we'll be back soon with a new season of Criminology. Make sure you subsc ...

S1 Ep11 - Zodiac Ciphers Conversation

Sun Oct 22 2017 (58:16)

In this episode we take a deeper dive into Zodiac's Cipher communications. Dave Oranchak joins us to provide greater insight into the ciphers. Why was the 408 cipher solved while subsequent ciphers were not? What were the differences between them all...

In this episode we take a deeper dive into Zodiac's Cipher communications. Dave Oranchak joins us to provide greater insight into the ciphers. Why was the 408 cipher solved while subsequent ciphers were not? What were the differences between them all that make some harder to solve than others.  Join Ferg and Morf as they tap into the wealth of knowledge that Dave brings to the subject. We also talk to Dr. Katherine Ramsland who sheds light on what it may have meant to Zodiac to write these as we ...

S1 Ep10 - Zodiac Suspects Part 2

Sun Oct 15 2017 (01:00:53)

We continue the discussion on Zodiac suspects in this part 2 episode of the Zodiac suspects. This part 2 focuses some of the lesser known suspects, some of which have developed in recent years. We also discuss some of the various suspects that have...

We continue the discussion on Zodiac suspects in this part 2 episode of the Zodiac suspects. This part 2 focuses some of the lesser known suspects, some of which have developed in recent years. We also discuss some of the various suspects that have resulted in family members stating that they believe that their father, sibling, etc. was the Zodiac. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to ensure you get all future episodes. Please rate/review the podcast on Itunes.       An Emash Digital Produc ...

S1 Ep9 - Zodiac Suspects

Sun Oct 08 2017 (47:01)

The Zodiac known and potential crimes have been wrapped up in previous episodes. We've also covered the known and potential communication to the police and press. Now it is time to talk about the potential Zodiac suspects. In this part 1 of 2 episodes...

The Zodiac known and potential crimes have been wrapped up in previous episodes. We've also covered the known and potential communication to the police and press. Now it is time to talk about the potential Zodiac suspects. In this part 1 of 2 episodes devoted to potential suspects we touch on the most well-known of the Zodiac suspects.  Those that developed early on in the hunt for the infamous killer. These are the ones that have been prominently featured in books and movies. Join Mike and Morf ...

S1 Ep8 - A Killer's Epilogue

Sun Oct 01 2017 (46:12)

In this eighth episode of season 1 of Criminology we continue to explore both confirmed and unconfirmed Zodiac activity. This includes possible early murders as well as additional correspondence.  Join Mike and Morf as they continue the...

In this eighth episode of season 1 of Criminology we continue to explore both confirmed and unconfirmed Zodiac activity. This includes possible early murders as well as additional correspondence.  Join Mike and Morf as they continue the discussion on the infamous Zodiac. Upcoming planned episodes will focus on suspects as well as Zodiac's influence on pop culture. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any future episodes and rate/review on Itunes or your favorite Android app.

S1 Ep7 - Looking In Lake Tahoe

Sun Sep 24 2017 (39:59)

In this episode we explore the aftermath of the discovery of Zodiac's Riverside connection being exposed. There are a number of incidents that could be related to the Zodiac and we discuss those in detail. Zodiac would even resume his correspondence...

In this episode we explore the aftermath of the discovery of Zodiac's Riverside connection being exposed. There are a number of incidents that could be related to the Zodiac and we discuss those in detail. Zodiac would even resume his correspondence and take credit for a murder in Lake Tahoe. Donna Lass would go missing from the Lake Tahoe area and Zodiac would revel in corresponding about the disappearance. Paul Avery would also receive new communications from Zodiac. One in particular is in re ...

In this examine we continue the examination into Zodiac's connection with the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, CA. We dissect the letter that was mailed to both the police and the paper about a month after Cheri's death. Then we discuss a poem...

In this examine we continue the examination into Zodiac's connection with the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, CA. We dissect the letter that was mailed to both the police and the paper about a month after Cheri's death. Then we discuss a poem that was found on a desk at the Riverside Community College where Cheri attended. Was this poem an early work of the Zodiac and if so what clues does it present as to who the Zodiac could be? As time goes by the papers put out articles on the anniver ...

S1 Ep5 - The Riverside Connection

Sun Sep 10 2017 (40:35)

In this episode we talk about the tip which leads Paul Avery down the path of investigating a murder in Riverside which could be connected to Zodiac. If it is, it's very possible that this could be his first murder. In 1966 a college freshman named...

In this episode we talk about the tip which leads Paul Avery down the path of investigating a murder in Riverside which could be connected to Zodiac. If it is, it's very possible that this could be his first murder. In 1966 a college freshman named Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. Join Mike and Morph as they discuss the facts surrounding this murder and the mysterious letter that is sent after it occurs.  Is this the earliest known work of the Zodiac?       An Emash Digital Production

S1 Ep4 - A Killer Takes Credit

Sun Sep 03 2017 (49:17)

In March of 1970 a woman traveling through California with her 10-month old daughter would have a frightening experience. A man would trick her into thinking something was wrong with her car on the highway. The woman and her baby would be luck to...

In March of 1970 a woman traveling through California with her 10-month old daughter would have a frightening experience. A man would trick her into thinking something was wrong with her car on the highway. The woman and her baby would be luck to escape with their lives. But later she would say that the man she saw that night was the Zodiac. In this episode we dive into the details of this harrowing experience as well as a number of Zodiac communications that come out. Was it really Zodiac who h ...

S1 Ep3 - A Killer Changes His MO

Sun Aug 27 2017 (57:44)

In this episode we pick up the investigation of the Lake Berryessa attack that we covered in episode 2. There are some very good clues found at the crime scene. A murder of a cab driver in San Francisco appears to be random, most likely committed...

In this episode we pick up the investigation of the Lake Berryessa attack that we covered in episode 2. There are some very good clues found at the crime scene. A murder of a cab driver in San Francisco appears to be random, most likely committed during a robbery. But very quickly the Zodiac resumes his communication with the press. He has a need to take credit for his work and to poke fun at the police. Police will see just how close they were to catching this killer.  We're joined in the episo ...

S1 Ep2 - A Killer Deciphered

Sun Aug 20 2017 (53:54)

An unknown killer has attacked two couples in lover's lane situations. 3 of the 4 victims involved died. The 1 surviving victim gave limited details. The killer had initial communications to police taking credit for both attacks. In...

An unknown killer has attacked two couples in lover's lane situations. 3 of the 4 victims involved died. The 1 surviving victim gave limited details. The killer had initial communications to police taking credit for both attacks. In this episode we focus on additional communications made by the killer. This time the communication goes to various newspapers and includes ciphers that the killer says will reveal his true identity. A third attack on a couple occurs but the location and the MO is som ...

S1 Ep1 - A Killer Strikes

Sun Aug 13 2017 (49:07)

Just before Christmas in 1968, a killer targeted a couple out on their first date sitting in a lover's lane. The senseless murder would shock the quiet town of Vallejo, California and the surrounding areas. What the police and public could not foresee...

Just before Christmas in 1968, a killer targeted a couple out on their first date sitting in a lover's lane. The senseless murder would shock the quiet town of Vallejo, California and the surrounding areas. What the police and public could not foresee is that these murders would be just the beginning of the infamous saga of a killer that would later become known the world over as the Zodiac. Join Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford as they take deep dive into one of the most fascinating unsolved case ...

S1 - Introduction

Thu Jul 27 2017 (07:33)

Introduction episode for a new true crime podcast called Criminology. Criminology delivers every detail of an infamous true crime case told over the span of 8-10 episodes. Mike Ferguson and Mike Moreford are the hosts of Criminology and will be...

Introduction episode for a new true crime podcast called Criminology. Criminology delivers every detail of an infamous true crime case told over the span of 8-10 episodes. Mike Ferguson and Mike Moreford are the hosts of Criminology and will be bringing you all of the details season by season. Season one delivers the infamous case of the Zodiac who terrorized the Bay area of California and remains to this day one of the most famous unsolved cases in history. Subscribe to the podcast to ensure th ...