Episodes

July 28, 2021

The Final File: Richard Chase and The Hammersmith Ghost Murder

In this final episode of The Wardcaster Files, Sherrie discusses the Vampire of Sacramento - Richard Chase and Josh covers the unusual murder of the Ghost of Hammersmith. Thank you for your support over the last two years, it...

July 21, 2021

File 91: Angels of Death Dr. Harold Shipman and Elizabeth Wettlaufer

What motivates a health care professional to commit the ultimate betrayal and do harm to their patient? Sometimes it’s to spare the victim pain and suffering, but often there are other, nefarious reasons, like sex and greed....

July 14, 2021

File 90: Murder in the Family, Andrea Yates and Edward Gingerich

In 2001, while her husband was at work, Andrea Yates drowned all five of her young children in the bathtub. In 1993 Edward Gingerich killed his wife in a frenzy and became the first Amish man to be convicted of murder. What m...

July 07, 2021

File 89: The Kingsbury Run Murders and the Murder of Patricia Sue Richmond

Who was responsible for killing and dismembering 12+ people in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1930’s? Was it one of the city’s homeless population or a skilled medical professional? In 1973 Patricia Sue Richmond was on her way home ...

June 30, 2021

File 88: Children Who Kill - Danny Kovarbasich and Mary Bell

Danny Kovarbasich was only 16 years old when he violently beat and stabbed a friend of the family. Mary Bell was just 11 when she was convicted of murdering and mutilating two toddlers. What caused these two children to lash ...

June 23, 2021

File 87: Religious Murders

Jeffrey Lundgren created an RLDS splinter group and proclaimed to be a prophet of the Lord, but why did he despise and hate his followers, the Avery family so much? On the flip side, John Lawson believed he was the demon Pazu...

June 16, 2021

File 86: The Murder of Amanda Wienckowski

This week we have special guest, Gavin Fish who tells us about the case of Amanda Wienckowski. Amanda’s nude, frozen body was found in a garbage bin, yet New York’s Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled her death an ac...

June 09, 2021

File 85: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen and the Murder of Matthew Shepard

Between 1978 and 1983 Dennis Nilsen killed 15 men in London, England. He was only found out because of plumbing issues in his apartment building that lead to a grisly discovery. In 1998 21 year old Matthew Shepard left a bar...

June 02, 2021

File 84: The Murder of Anita Cobby and Serial Killer Jerry Brudos

Anita Cobby was abducted and brutally murdered when she was walking home from the train station in Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Who could be so deranged to commit such a terrible crime? Years earlier, in 1968, another deranged ...

May 26, 2021

File 83: Serial Killer Rodney Halbower and The Missing Vancouver Women

First up is Rodney Halbower, The Gypsy Hills Killer, who murdered between 2 and 5 women in 1976. His weapon of choice was a knife, so he also acquired the nickname The San Mateo Slasher. Further north, in Canada between 1983 ...

May 19, 2021

File 82: Mass Shootings at The University of Alabama at Huntsville and Sandy Hook Elementary

In 2010, Assistant Professor Amy Bishop snapped and open fire in her Biology department staff meeting. Two years later, Adam Lanza went to his former elementary school and methodically shot students and staff. Support the sho...

May 12, 2021

File 81: Jane Toppan and Winnie Ruth Judd

In the 1890’s Jane Toppan killed 12 people and possibly many more with the ambition “to have killed more people—helpless people—than any other man or woman who ever lived.” In 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd was accused of murdering he...

May 05, 2021

File 80: The Disappearances of the Jamison Family and Phoenix Coldon

In Oklahoma in 2009, the Jamison family - dad Bobby, mom Sherilyn, and daughter Madyson - disappeared from the Sans Bois Mountains near where they were planning on building their dream home. In 2011, 23 year old Phoenix Coldo...

April 28, 2021

File 79: The Wrongful Convictions of James Richardson and Alice Crimmins

This week on The Wardcaster Files, we cover two cases of Wrongful Convictions. First, Josh covers the case of James Richardson, who was accused of poisoning his seven children, even though he wasn’t home at the time. Then She...

April 14, 2021

File 78: Kathleen Folbigg and The Moors Murders

What happened to Kathleen Folbigg’s four babies between 1989 and 1999? Did they die from unfortunate cases of SIDS or were they cruelly murdered by their own mother? Myra Hindley is another woman who was involved in the deat...

April 08, 2021

Have You Seen This?! Til Death Do Us Part, S1E2, Three Pops and a Pause

Ashlee and Emmett Corrigan seem to have the perfect marriage. True love, five beautiful kids, and a burgeoning new career. But one shocking night in March, 2011, turns all of that upside down. Support the show (https://www.pa...

April 07, 2021

File 77: Serial Killer Peter Tobin and the Moorhouse Murders

Scottish-born serial killer Peter Tobin is responsible for at least three deaths from 1991 to 2006, but could there be dozens more? In Australia, David and Catherine Birnie abducted, raped, and murdered four women in a rampag...

March 31, 2021

File 76: The Bludgeoning Murders of Helle Crafts and Jason Fox

Helle Crafts went missing in 1986 on her way to her sister-in-law’s house. Why was her husband out that same night with a wood chipper next to the Housatonic River? Jason Fox was murdered in a hate crime just last year when ...

March 25, 2021

Have You Seen This?! Cold Hearted S1E2 Twisted Fate

In March 1st, 1975, firefighters discover the naked, burned body of Sherry Gibson in an abandoned farmhouse. After a chilling confession, officials believe the case is finally closed until they receive a shocking revelation 2...

March 24, 2021

File 75: Tad Cummins and Cary Stayner

This week Josh and Sherrie cover stories of kidnappings. Josh recounts the case of Tad Cummins who abducted a 15 year old girl in 2017 and drove her across the US. Then Sherrie talks about the Yosemite Killer, Cary Stayner wh...

March 18, 2021

Have You Seen This?! Murder Comes Home S1E2 Wild Goose Chase

Recently widowed Marlys Sather doesn’t come back to work after lunch one day and what her family finds at her house is horrifying. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556)

March 17, 2021

File 74: The Aum Shinrikyo Cult and The Jonestown Massacre

In 1995 the Aum Shinrikyo cult set off 11 devices on trains throughout the Tokyo subway system, releasing deadly sarin gas. Thirteen people were killed and 5,500 more were injured. Almost 20 years earlier more than 900 people...

March 10, 2021

File 73: Serial Killer Christopher Wilder and The Farmville Murders

Sherrie covers the case of Christopher Wilder, a serial killer who went on a killing spree in 1984 and Josh discusses the murder of four people in Farmville, Virginia. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25398556...

March 04, 2021

Have You Seen This?! Murder in the Heartland S1E2 The Kind Sister

On November 7th, 2012, 45 year old Elizabeth Baune is found brutally murdered and set on fire in her bedroom in Payette, Idaho. Is this the work of a deranged stranger or someone that knows Elizabeth and has ulterior reasons ...