Tenfold More Wicked

Tenfold More Wicked

Exactly Right
True Crime
28 episodes
Take a gruesome trip through history with chilling campfire stories of true crime. It’s a unique blending of narrative nonfiction storytelling with investigative journalism, a deep dive into the lives of victims...and killers. And how they made history.
  • Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff reports on how the murder of Mickey Bryan stunned her small Texas town. But when Mickey's husband, Joe Bryan, was charged with killing her, controversial forensic evidence became the focal point. Did he do it, or had there been a terrible mistake thanks to jun...
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  • Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Wesley Lowery talks with us about a lynching in rural Georgia in 1983 and how it impacted the victim’s family, along with the town. Will the Coggins family receive justice for the murder of Timothy?    Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/produc...
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  • Author Sarah Weinman shines a light on the kidnapping of young Sally Horner and how her ordeal in the 1940s might have inspired controversial novelist Vladimir Nabokov’s book “Lolita” and what lessons we can learn about victim-blaming.   Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/prod...
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  • Documentary filmmaker Joshua Zeman takes us on a journey to unearth controversial evidence that perhaps there were two serial killers using the same dumping ground in Long Island, New York.  Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producer Alexis Amorosi/sound designer Andrew Eapen...
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  • Vanity Fair reporter and New York Times best-selling author Bryan Burrough went to high school with a young man who would eventually become a serial killer. Burrough returns to his hometown of Temple, Texas for a deep dive into this very personal story, talking to survivors and investigators.  Wr...
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  • Forensic psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland spent years interviewing BTK Killer Dennis Rader in prison, digging into the psyche of a psychopath and a serial killer. Find out what he taught her in this fascinating episode.   Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producer Alexis A...
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  • The host of Tenfold More Wicked, Kate Winkler Dawson, interviews journalists and writers about their best true crime cases. You’ll meet the filmmaker who investigated the Long Island serial killer, the forensic psychologist who spent years interviewing BTK Killer Dennis Rader, and a New York Times b...
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  • The climax of Howard Pierson’s story. After almost 30 years in a mental health facility, the killer might just walk free. And if he does, he’ll have a huge amount of money at his disposal, thanks to his siblings. But Howard Pierson’s life would end tragically…just not in the way you might expect....
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  • Howard Pierson has escaped from the Austin State Hospital, three years after killing his parents. Newspapers print dramatic headlines while investigators, including the Texas Rangers, search for the escapee. Is Howard capable of killing again? One relative has a startling theory about why Howard rea...
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  • A jury finds Howard Pierson incapable of standing trial because he is insane. He’ll be sent to a mental health facility, not a prison. But there’s a caveat: if Howard is ever determined to be sane, he can be tried for killing his parents. We also find out more about Will Pierson…he’s not the kind pe...
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  • In April of 1935, Howard Pierson has confessed to Austin police that he murdered his parents. The district attorney prepares a case against the 21-year-old, asserting that Howard snapped because his father had refused to fund his education at the University of Texas and then forced him to toil in a...
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  • Will and Lena Pierson are dead and their son, Howard, is sitting in a police station in Austin, Texas. Howard’s siblings describe him as a sad boy who became an awkward young man. Investigators also discover that Will and Lena Pierson had a hefty life insurance policy. But who would benefit the most...
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  • In 1935 William and Lena Pierson are living a wonderful life; he is an associate judge on the Texas Supreme Court, a career politician. She is a beloved homemaker and mother to their three children: Bill, Alice and Howard. One night in April, Howard (their youngest child) rushes into a local hospita...
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  • Introducing: Tenfold More Wicked, Season Three The third season of Tenfold More Wicked is called “Murder in the Court.” It's a historical true crime story about a fractured family in 1930s Texas and the murders that left a black mark on its history. Associate Supreme Court Justice William Pierson...
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  • The climax of Burke and Hare’s story—will they both die on the gallows? Would their wives face the same fate? A twist on the tale is coming. And Dr. Robert Knox has a reckoning. Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producers Jason Wehling and Laura Sobel/sound designer Eric Frie...
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  • A raucous Halloween parts leads to a violent death for one poor person in Old Town. The police are offered a valuable tip, but will they ignore it? Dr. Robert Knox is targeted. The end is near… Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producers Jason Wehling and Laura Sobel/sound de...
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  • Resentment grows between William Burke and William Hare in Old Town, while Dr. Robert Knox continues to make professional enemies in New Town. And the serial killers pick the wrong victim. Will this be the end of their partnership…even their lives? Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler...
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  • Mary Paterson has entranced Dr. Robert Knox, and she’s earned William Burke and William Hare a large fee. As the murders continue, things begin to shift as mistrust between the serial killers grows. While one victim haunts Burke, Hare and his wife make a fateful decision. Written, researched, and...
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  • William Burke and William Hare begin targeting victims and perfecting their murder method: Burking (look it up in the dictionary). Dr. Robert Knox’s classes are at capacity now…he’s making loads of money. He and his assistants happily hand over money to Burke and Hare…and never ask questions. But so...
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  • In 1827 William Burke and William Hare, both poor immigrants from Ireland, enter into a business partnership. When a lodger at Hare’s boarding house suddenly dies the pair meets Dr. Robert Knox, one of the world’s most sought-after anatomy professors. Knox needs cadavers to teach classes to future s...
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  • Introducing: Tenfold More Wicked, Season Two This second season of Tenfold More Wicked is called “The Body Snatcher.” It's a historical true crime story about the world’s most famous graverobbers…who never actually robbed a grave. They murdered. In the early 1800s William Burke and William Hare s...
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  • The climax of Edward Rulloff’s tale—would he escape the noose once again? Would his brilliant brain make history, as he suspected it would? Yes. But not for the reasons he had hoped. Edward would become the avatar for the “criminal mind.”  Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/pr...
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  • Edward’s failure to secure funding for his research has not deterred him. But he and his crime ring need money, so they rob a dry goods store in Upstate New York—a terrible idea. Three more people would soon die and Edward Rulloff would become infamous. Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Win...
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  • After Edward’s release from prison, the Schutts pressure the district attorney to make a drastic decision. But it's too late because their son-in-law vanishes and reappears in New York City where he can easily hide from the Schutts. Edward becomes Professor Leurio and the aging academic hopes to sel...
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  • Now that his secrets are laying at the bottom of Cayuga Lake, Edward is free to become the academic he had always strived to be. But the people of Tompkins County—and the Schutt family—have different plans for him. And they involve a noose. Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/p...
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  • Edward is frustrated with his banal life in the countryside. He’s bored by his job as a botanical doctor—he dreams of a career in academia. Edward is disgusted by his disloyal in-laws and his unappreciative wife, Harriet. And he hates Dr. Henry Bull, Harriet’s handsome (and flirtatious) cousin. Four...
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  • In 1842 Edward Rulloff, a mysterious young academic, charms his way into the Schutt family in Dryden, a small village in Upstate New York. He’s hardworking and loyal—he impresses the prominent family. Edward is a good husband, at first. But the Schutts quickly learn that he’s also arrogant, jealous…...
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  • This first season of Tenfold More Wicked is the real-life saga of America’s most intelligent killer, Edward Rulloff, a brilliant academic in Gilded Age New York City who murdered members of his own family in 1845. He escaped from prison and, while on the run for 30 years, he recruited a cabal of you...
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