Rotten Mango

Rotten Mango

Stephanie Soo & Audioboom

True Crime

93 episodes

Rotten but still a little sweet! Rotten Mango is a true crime + all things spooky podcast. We love doing deep dives into the darkest crimes and we tend to not leave out any details - which can get a little rotten at times. If you want deep dives in the psychology of killers, no holding back storytelling of crimes, and stories of lesser known criminals from around the world this is the place for you. Welcome to Rotten Mango but don’t worry it all comes with a seasoning of comedy/sweetness.

  • 21 JUL 2021
    #83: The Tooth Fairy Serial Killer (Case of Snowtown Murders)
    2h 1m 42s

    You walk into an empty abandoned bank. You walk straight for the vault.  Sure, you know there won’t be anything of value left but you can’t help but try. In there you see a strange sight.  6 giant barrels lined up against the wall. May...

  • 18 JUL 2021
    #82: The Ballroom Murders (Case of John List)
    1h 9m 13s

    Wanda was reading a tabloid of “The Perfect Crime.” She couldn’t believe it - how does a family man just viciously murder his entire family in their 19 bedroom mansion? And the worst part is he got away with it and has been on the run fo...

  • 14 JUL 2021
    #81: Friday The 13th Axe Killer (Case of Candy Montgomery)
    1h 41m 10s

    The investigators arrived at the scene - it was Friday the 13th and the victim had been brutally killed with an axe. The victim suffered over 40 stabs with a 3ft long axe and half of her face was missing.  Was it a gang? A serial kille...

  • 11 JUL 2021
    #80: The 10 Year Old Killers (Case of James Bulger)
    1h 25m 41s

    When 2-year-old James goes missing at the mall his mom is quick to start her frantic search. Within seconds he had disappeared into the crowd.  When the police arrive and show her the CCTV footage everyone is relieved. James had been l...

  • 07 JUL 2021
    #79: The FaceBook Killers (Case of The Potter Family)
    1h 19m 39s

    What would you do if someone unfriended you on Facebook? You probably wouldn’t even notice. Maybe you confront them. Or maybe you sneak into their house and brutally murder them and their significant other…  How dare they unfriend you...

  • 04 JUL 2021
    #78: Isolated For 27 Years (Case of Christopher Knight)
    54m 6s

    In 27 years he only spoke one word. “Hi.” For decades he lived without a mirror - he had forgotten what he had looked like.  He had no friends, no family, no pets, no emotional attachments - those were all cut off the day he disappeare...

  • 30 JUN 2021
    #77: A High Schooler, A Stripper & A Suspicious Mom (Case of Franklin Floyd)
    1h 20m 23s

    Sharon - the high school student with straight A’s. She seemed perfect - but why does a 14-year-old have a closet full of lingerie and provocative clothes? Tonya - the mom who took a job as a dancer at a club. She was found dead on the s...

  • 27 JUN 2021
    #76: The Baskin Robbins Killer (Unsolved Case of Amy Mihaljevic)
    1h 21m 14s

    The rookie police officer was sent to the local middle school to give a lecture on how to be safe. Stranger Danger! But this town had nothing to worry about - it was a safe small town. The officer left happy with his work - he had no idea...

  • 23 JUN 2021
    #75: The Mean Girls Killers (Case of Shanda Sharer)
    1h 36m 28s

    The 4 teenage girls decided they wanted McDonald's for breakfast after their all-nighter. They carefully reverse parked into the lot so that all the bloody handprints on the back of their trunk would be hidden. They ordered a full breakfa...

  • 20 JUN 2021
    #74: The Party Monster Murder (Case of Michael Alig)
    1h 20m 12s

    The hottest clubs in New York City were run by Michael. He knew how to throw a party - serving cat food as appetizers, performances of women pulling Christmas lights out of - well, you know where.  A rotating wheel of 6 cow tongues for a...

  • 16 JUN 2021
    #73: Hotel Of Horrors (Serial Killer - H. H. Holmes)
    1h 33m 31s

    You’ve booked a room in a nice hotel that everyone calls “The Castle.” You quickly realize things are not what it seems here.  Doors with spikes attached. Vaults filled with acid. Secret peepholes in the rooms. Staircases that start and...

  • 13 JUN 2021
    #72: The Body In The FBI Agent’s Trunk (Case of Mark Putnam & Susan Smith)
    1h 40m 44s

    The hardworking FBI agent was on his way to a meeting when he noticed the large crack on the passenger window of his car. How is he going to explain that? He had a lie for the large wound on his hand. What about the deep scratches all ov...

  • 09 JUN 2021
    #71: Cannibal Mountain (Case - Uruguayan Rugby Team)
    1h 32m 47s

    “What’s the last thing you ate?” the doctor asked.  All 16 of them responded the same - “human flesh.” A plane of 45 passengers had crashed into the side of a snow covered mountain in the Andes. Yes, it’s freezing, they were only weari...

  • 06 JUN 2021
    #70: The Snuff Film Killers (Serial Killers Leonard Lake & Charles Ng)
    1h 22m 21s

    Most people collect ordinary things - paintings, books, baseball cards. But what if you could collect your darkest desires? Two men decide they will collect women to be held captive in their torture bunker.  The men started gathering all...

  • 02 JUN 2021
    #69: The Walgreens Killers (Case of Patricia Columbo & Frank Deluca)
    1h 29m 39s

    When you step into this Walgreens it feels like any other - aisles filled with cosmetics, household goods, and a pharmacy. The employees are kind but they’re harboring their own dark secrets.  The woman in cosmetics had inappropriate rela...

  • 30 MAY 2021
    #68: The Girl Who Died Twice (Case of Becky Brown & Amy Burridge)
    1h 12m 7s

    She died twice on that 12 story bridge.  The first time - she was thrown off the bridge by two men in hopes of killing her. This would be the only way their night of sick torture would stay secret.  The second time - 19 years later. Th...

  • 26 MAY 2021
    #67: 105 Hostages - The Hijacking of Flight 701 (Case of Roger Holder & Cathy Kerkow)
    1h 46m 40s

    A man with a briefcase entered the cockpit of Western Flight 701. The man tells the pilots there are 2 bombs on the plane and a grenade in his suitcase.  For 20 hours - a couple terrorized the entire flight in hopes of having their demand...

  • 23 MAY 2021
    #66: Burned Alive - 7 Hours of Torture (Cheshire Home Invasion Murders)
    1h 18m 16s

    A family of 4 is startled awake by two masked men - they tell them that everything is going to be okay. We just want money - that’s all.  Slowly for the next 7 hours - it becomes clear that’s not all they want. The 11yr old daughter was...

  • 19 MAY 2021
    #65: The Sisterhood Of Torture (Case of Michelle Knotek)
    1h 50m 49s

    They knew something was different about their family. The sisters saw it. They had guests doing chores - completely nude - in the house. Guests being duct-taped to the walls. They had a man jumping from their roof onto his bare feet over...

  • 16 MAY 2021
    #64: The “666” Death (The Man Who Wrote Letters To Serial Killers)
    2h 33s

    Dear Mr. John Wayne Gacy…  That’s how it all started… One letter to the “Clown Killer” who was responsible for 33 murders of young boys - and Jason was hooked.  For months he developed relationships and even visited with John Wayne Gac...

  • 12 MAY 2021
    #63: Yosemite National Park Serial Killer (Case - Steven & Cary Stayner)
    2h 17m 3s

    Why do so many people go missing in National Parks? Alien conspiracy theory? Government experiments? Or just lost in nature?  In this case - it’s none of the above. It’s a serial killer that leaves a trail of bloodshed and a decapitate...

  • 07 MAY 2021
    #62: Vanished In Tokyo Part 2 (Case Lucie Blackman / Joji Obara)
    59m 52s

    There is international panic on the fate of the missing British Airways flight attendant… and the crazy leads don’t make it any easier for police.  She was sold to the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia).  An adult film producer claims his colleag...

  • 05 MAY 2021
    #61: Vanished In Tokyo (Case Lucie Blackman / Joji Obara)
    1h 35m 21s

    A Japanese Hostess Club - purchase a table by the hour - female hostesses will come and sit with you the entire time. They pour your drinks, light your cigarette, flirt with you, and stroke your ego.  There’s an unspoken law that all the...

  • 03 MAY 2021
    #60: The Death Room Murders (Serial Killer - Dorothea Puente)
    1h 27m 33s

    You look out your window - the landlord has dug up another large hole in the backyard… they’re always doing strange gardening projects late at night.  You walk into the kitchen - there’s that smell again… the landlord says it’s new fertil...

  • 28 APR 2021
    #59: The Pig Farm Serial Killer (Case - Robert Pickton)
    2h 34m 56s

    Did you know pigs will eat anything? The Pickton Pig Farm - was isolated, private, had its own slaughterhouse equipped with commercial freezers, and hundreds of very hungry pigs.  The farm was well known by locals for many things - mai...

  • 25 APR 2021
    #58: Dr. Starvation The Serial Killer (Linda Hazzard & Belle Gunness)
    1h 19m 24s

    A massive 3 story sanatorium in the isolated woods of Washington. The whispers about what goes on in there - I heard she buries another patient every single day. If you walk past it the scary doctor might snatch you, lock you in a room, and...

  • 21 APR 2021
    #57: The Kidnap Kit (Case of Becky Watts)
    1h 37m 0s

    A family begged their community to help find their missing 16 year old daughter. #FindBecky started trending on social media. Nobody was prepared to find out that -  A 16 year old schoolgirl had been brutally murdered in her own room, dec...

  • 18 APR 2021
    #56: Mommy Needs Money Murders (Case of Ellen Boehm)
    1h 19m 30s

    Ellen could hear her 8-year-old daughter splashing around in the bath with her barbies. Thankfully her son was fast asleep - another long exhausting day as a single mom.  But what if things didn’t have to be this way? Ellen calmly walked...

  • 14 APR 2021
    #55: The Killer Kitty (Richardson Family Murders)
    1h 59m 35s

    The Richardson family was found viciously murdered in the middle of the night… The police are gathering clues when they realize that a family member is missing. The 12-year-old daughter… where is she? Has she been abducted? Did she escap...

  • 11 APR 2021
    #54: Abducted, Tortured, Left For Dead (Case of Alison Botha)
    1h 12m 51s

    She was driven off the main road where she was assaulted, disemboweled, and left for dead.  Against all odds, she managed to survive this attack. But that was just the beginning of a diabolical crime... Source Notes: rottenmangopodcast....

  • 07 APR 2021
    #53: Captive For 24 Years/ Girl In The Basement (Case-Elizabeth Fritzl)
    2h 5m 18s

    She was held captive for 24 years in the secret basement of the house that she grew up in. During her captivity she gave birth to 7 children - all in the dark with nothing but a pack of diapers and a pair of scissors.  For 24 years there...

  • 04 APR 2021
    #52: Giggling Granny Serial Killer (Nannie Doss)
    1h 23m 13s

    Who would ever suspect a sweet little grandma with the best-baked goods in town of having a sinister past? She was a doting grandmother, wife, daughter, and a “domestic goddess.” But once in a while, she would add a special ingredient to...

  • 31 MAR 2021
    #51: The Architect’s Almost Perfect Murder (Case Elaine O'Hara)
    1h 30m 14s

    Two friends go fishing - instead of fish they catch: BDSM leather masks, ropes, handcuffs, knives, and bondage equipment. Could this be the aftermath of a really crazy party? OR was it something more sinister? A case filled with i...

  • 24 MAR 2021
    #50: The Most Psychopathic Woman in Korea (Case Angela Simpson & Lady Eom)
    1h 16m 3s

    The press claimed she had a “perfect score” on the Psychopath Test - making her the most psychopathic woman in South Korea.  Why did all her loved ones go blind? Why did all her husbands end up dead? And why did she try to burn down an...

  • 21 MAR 2021
    #49: Tokyo Subway Killers (Case of Shoko Asahara)
    1h 6m 40s

    5 men board 5 different Tokyo subway trains at the same time. Each of them are carrying plastic bags filled with poison. At exactly 8 AM - peak rush hour - they will release the poison to thousands of passengers who are stuck in the tr...

  • 17 MAR 2021
    #48: The "Best Friends Forever" Murder (Case: Christine Paolilla & Vera Jo Reigle)
    1h 52m 39s

    They met in High School and became popular and inseparable. One of them was even voted “Miss Irresistible.”  Best friends forever & ever they said - but when four of them are found brutally murdered you have to wonder if someone cl...

  • 14 MAR 2021
    #47- Willy Wonka Killer Part 2 (Serial Killer Dean Corll)
    1h 20m 31s

    The CandyMan and his 2 assistant killers are ramping up their serial murders... 29 boys go missing from the same small town. Where are the police? And who finally takes down Willy Wonka? It all ends with one last party. Source Notes: r...

  • 10 MAR 2021
    #46: The Candy Man Part 1 (Serial Killer Dean Corll)
    1h 45m 3s

    The “CandyMan” is what all the little boys called him. He was a candy factory owner who passed out free candy to all the kids.  In the same small town of Houston Heights 29 boys go missing in the span of a few years…  At a time where it...

  • 07 MAR 2021
    #45- Korean Manson Cult (Case Jijonpa Family Cult)
    1h 6m 38s

    A cult in Korea heard the saying “eat the rich” and they decided to do just that. Literally. They turned their victims into side dishes for their Korean BBQ. Is this about the ever-growing wealth gap or are they just a sinister cult look...

  • 03 MAR 2021
    #44- The Sinister Staircase (Case of Michael & Kathleen Peterson)
    2h 4m 31s

    From the outside - they’re perfect. Wealthy, educated, compassionate, veteran, with 5 children in a blended marriage.  When Kathleen is found dead at the bottom of the staircase - all of the Petersons' family secrets come to light. We ha...

  • 28 FAB 2021
    #43- The Vienna Strangler (Serial Killer Jack Unterweger)
    1h 15m 6s

    A convicted murderer - sentenced to life in prison - decides to start publishing children’s books, short stories, and even a memoir. The elite literary community soaks in every word and praises him for becoming a reformed man in prison....

  • 24 FAB 2021
    #42- Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam
    1h 47m 54s

    Guests of the Cecil Hotel started complaining about water quality issues - their tap water was brown and had a strange taste to it...  They sent a maintenance man to go check on the water tanks on the roof that only staff had a key to - as...

  • 22 FAB 2021
    #41: The Law School Murder (Case of Lauren Giddings)
    1h 10m 30s

    When a law student goes missing - you can’t help but suspect everyone in her class. Was this law school jealousy, a love triangle, or a random crime? What if one of these very law students wrote about how to commit the perfect crime? I...

  • 17 FAB 2021
    #40- The Trash Chute Murder (Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk)
    2h 2m 4s

    A woman falls feet first down a 12 story trash chute to her death. The police are quick to determine it's a suicide or accidental death.  But there are still more questions than answers: 1. How did she fit herself into a garbage chute that...

  • 14 FAB 2021
    #39- She Made SOAP From Her Victim's Bodies (Serial Killer Leonarda Cianciulli)
    1h 18m 50s

    The famous soap maker was giving away free soaps & tea cakes from her beloved soap shop.  The neighbors were ecstatic to take home their luxurious bars of soap that they got for free and couldn't wait to test them out...  They wouldn't...

  • 10 FAB 2021
    #38- Ted Bundy 2.0 (Serial Killers Danny Rowling & Charlie Brandt)
    1h 40m 46s

    Two serial killers operating in the same state with the same goal - to be the next Ted Bundy. "A superstar" one says.  They both have a thing for beheading women and staging the crime scene to look as if the victim's head is staring at her...

  • 06 FAB 2021
    #37- The Waterbed Murder (Case of Maddie Clifton & Josh Phillips)
    44m 19s

    Melissa was sick of telling her teenage son to clean his room. For the past week, there had been a disgusting stench coming from it.  She had a theory - his waterbed was leaking and was causing the smell. She lifted it up hoping to find th...

  • 03 FAB 2021
    #36- Sexton Family Cult Murders (Case of Eddie Sexton & His Incestuous Family)
    1h 59m 23s

    They saw their dad as a "Half God" - the product of Lucifer mating with humans.  They followed his every command whether it was - marrying him, fathering children with his daughter, having sexual relations with their own siblings, or even k...

  • 31 JAN 2021
    #35- The Bizarre Kidnapping of an Unborn Child (Case of Lisa Montgomery)
    1h 8m 46s

    She told all of her friends that she was pregnant. People started getting suspicious when they realized she was so close to her due date but hadn't even started showing yet.  But Lisa had a plan. She would go visit an unsuspecting pregnant...

  • 27 JAN 2021
    #34- The Dance Moms Murder
    1h 53m 49s

    Cheerleading tryouts at this junior high school become deadly once a mom hires a hitman to literally "knock out" the competition.  What's a couple of dead people when your daughter has the chance to be a cheerleader?  We also cover the sto...

  • 20 JAN 2021
    #33- India's Daughter - New Delhi Bus Rape and Murder Case
    1h 40m 27s

    A 15-year-old hitchhiker catches a ride with a sweet "grandpa looking man." She was excited to go home but he had plans of his own. His plans resulted in her with both her arms amputated and thrown off a cliff.  On the other side of the wo...