Dark Topic

By Jack Luna

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Cults, Asylums, Serial Killers and more. Welcome to Dark Topic. The podcast for the paranoid.


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19 • The Killing Machine

Better known as The Dating Game Killer. But you can call him Rodney… Music - Psycho Killer (Talking Heads Cover) Tyler Jakes. Visit www.tylerjakes.com Research - Doctor Barak www.patreon.com/darktopicpod for extra content, and to support DT. www.darktopicpodcast.com for links to merch. SOURCES Video • https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-­‐‑shows/dating-­‐‑game-­‐‑killer/ Investigation Discovery stays classy by making a non-­‐‑documentary TV show about Alcala, starring a dude from Seinfeld and Scandal. I should not assume the show is cheesy, but the poster sure isJ • https://www.cbsnews.com/news/serial-­‐‑killer-­‐‑rodney-­‐‑alcala-­‐‑the-­‐‑killing-­‐‑game/ • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12PXvKfWdZs (this is Alcala’s appearance on ‘The Dating Game’ • https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Serial-­‐‑Killer-­‐‑Rodney-­‐‑Alcalas-­‐‑ Photos-­‐‑Released-­‐‑Can-­‐‑You-­‐‑ID-­‐‑Any-­‐‑Of-­‐‑These-­‐‑Women-­‐‑91752849.html video montage of pictures of women found among Alcala’s belongings, which the police asked for the public’s help in identifying Print • https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-­‐‑news/flashback-­‐‑serial-­‐‑killer-­‐‑ appears-­‐‑on-­‐‑the-­‐‑dating-­‐‑game-­‐‑mid-­‐‑spree-­‐‑192077/ • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Alcala • http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-­‐‑me-­‐‑ln-­‐‑serial-­‐‑killer-­‐‑new-­‐‑killing-­‐‑ 20160921-­‐‑snap-­‐‑story.html • https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vdpn9j/the-­‐‑haunting-­‐‑photography-­‐‑of-­‐‑a-­‐‑ serial-­‐‑killer • https://thoughtcatalog.com/jim-­‐‑goad/2018/06/rodney-­‐‑alcala/ • http://www.ibtimes.com/rodney-­‐‑alcala-­‐‑dating-­‐‑game-­‐‑killer-­‐‑psychological-­‐‑ profile-­‐‑2623321 as the link says, this is a psychological profile of Alcala that appeared, for some reason, in international Business News. This is a collection of highlights from an interview given by UK psychologist, research and writer Dr. Nicola Davis, to Pick Me Up! Magazine. The subject of the interview is why did Alcala end up Alcala. Books • Stella Sands, The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of A TV Dating Show, A Violent Sociopath and A Series of Brutal Murders (St. Martin’s True Crime, 2011) STAY PARANOID…

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17 • The Silent Angels of Albert Fish - Final

“I am a man of passion. You don’t know what that means, unless you are my kind. At the orphanage where they put me just before Garfield was assassinated, there were some older boys that caught a horse in a slopping field. They got the horse up against a fence down at the bottom of the field and tied him up. An old horse. They put kerosene on his tail and lit it and cut the rope and away went that old horse busting through fences to get away from the fire. But the fire went with him. That horse, that’s me. That’s the man of passion. The fire chases you and catches you and then it’s in your blood. And after that, it’s the fire that has control, not the man. Blame the fire of passion for what Albert H. Fish has done…" * * * This episode sponsored by Casper. Head over to Casper.com/topic and get $50 towards select mattresses by using promo code TOPIC at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Writing Credit - Tyler Bell. Visit www.westsidefairytales.com Research Credit - Dr. Hagar Barak Sources: Robert Keller, Confessions of a Cannibal, 2015 John Borowski, Albert Fish in his own words, Waterfront Publications 2012 https://www.nytimes.com/1936/01/17/archives/slayer-of-budd-girl-dies-in-electric-chair-albert-fish-65-pays.html https://www.nytimes.com/1930/09/05/archives/man-67-seized-here-as-budd-kidnapper-wife-accuses-caretaker-as.html https://www.nytimes.com/1935/03/26/archives/fish-is-sentenced-admits-new-crimes-death-in-electric-chair-fixed.html
https://local.theonion.com/[object%20Object] https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/police-try-to-link-budd-girls-slayer-to-3-other-crimes-fish.html https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html Stay Paranoid

09.03.2018

17 * The Silent Angels of Albert Fish - Final

“I am a man of passion. You don’t know what that means, unless you are my kind. At the orphanage where they put me just before Garfield was assassinated, there were some older boys that caught a horse in a sloping field. They got the horse up against a fence down at the bottom of the field and tied him up. An old horse. They put kerosene on his tail and lit it and cut the rope and away went that old horse busting through fences to get away from the fire. But the fire went with him. That horse, that’s me. That’s the man of passion. The fire chases you and catches you and then it’s in your blood. And after that, it’s the fire that has control, not the man. Blame the fire of passion for what Albert H. Fish has done..." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode sponsored by Casper. Head over to Casper.com/topic and get $50 towards select mattresses by using promo code TOPIC at checkout. Terms and conditions apply. Writing Credit - Tyler Bell. Visit www.westsidefairytales.com Research Credit - Dr. Hagar Barak Sources: Robert Keller, Confessions of a Cannibal, 2015  John Borowski, Albert Fish in his own words, Waterfront Publications 2012 https://www.nytimes.com/1936/01/17/archives/slayer-of-budd-girl-dies-in-electric-chair-albert-fish-65-pays.html https://www.nytimes.com/1930/09/05/archives/man-67-seized-here-as-budd-kidnapper-wife-accuses-caretaker-as.html https://www.nytimes.com/1935/03/26/archives/fish-is-sentenced-admits-new-crimes-death-in-electric-chair-fixed.html
https://local.theonion.com/[object%20Object] https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html  https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/police-try-to-link-budd-girls-slayer-to-3-other-crimes-fish.html https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html Stay Paranoid

09.03.2018
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16 • The Silent Angels of Albert Fish - Part 1

You might think of hell as a hot place. That’s how it's depicted, in old films and cartoons. A sweltering abyss full of ghouls thrusting pitchforks, and inflicting bloody debauchery upon the recently damned. I'm not a believer in such places... but if i were... I'd be more inclined to go with the Dante’s Inferno depiction. Where hell is a cold, forgotten place. The darkest point of the universe, furthest from God, where sinners are trapped unmoving beneath the ice, and Satan mindlessly flaps his wings, trying to escape.  But then...there are Devils among us. Devils who become immortalized in movies, books, television shows and podcasts... . The types contained within the Dark Topic Catalogue. The types who raise the bar of how evil and savage we can be... who inspire future psychopaths to pursue their own dark dreams and satiate their enormous appetites. The worst of which, I can almost believe were sent from an evil place … maybe spawned from a cold corner of the cosmos…, a spore that crashed here via asteroid eons ago…… eventually morphing into something unfathomable…. And burping up from the bottom of the ocean to take the form of something hideous …like an Angler Fish…. Or worse …Like an Albert Fish. Writing Credit - Tyler Bell of the Westside Fairytales Podcast. www.westsidefairytales.com Research Credit - Doctor Barak    This episode sponsored by Shudder. www.shudder.com                            Use promo code LUNA for a free 30 day trial  Support Dark Topic by visiting www.patreon.com/darktopicpod and gain access to additional content. Sources: Robert Keller, Confessions of a Cannibal, 2015  John Borowski, Albert Fish in his own words, Waterfront Publications 2012 https://www.nytimes.com/1936/01/17/archives/slayer-of-budd-girl-dies-in-electric-chair-albert-fish-65-pays.html https://www.nytimes.com/1930/09/05/archives/man-67-seized-here-as-budd-kidnapper-wife-accuses-caretaker-as.html https://www.nytimes.com/1935/03/26/archives/fish-is-sentenced-admits-new-crimes-death-in-electric-chair-fixed.html
https://local.theonion.com/[object%20Object] https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html  https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/police-try-to-link-budd-girls-slayer-to-3-other-crimes-fish.html https://www.nytimes.com/1934/12/15/archives/exwife-unconcerned.html Stay Paranoid

08.07.2018

15 • The Invisible People

The Truck Stop Killer. This episode was co-written by Tyler Bell of The Westside Fairytales Podcast. Visit www.westsidefairytales.com for some horror fiction in podcast form. Research Credit: Doctor Barak Music Credit: Tyler Jakes - Woodchips & Pouty Lips. www.tylerjakes.com For DT Merch and more, visit www.darktopicpodcast.com Sources: ARTICLES:  https://www.gq.com/story/truck-stop-killer-gq-november-2012 The author of this article was a teenage runaway hitchhiking at truck stops during the time when Rhoades was active. She had a scary encounter with a man who she later came to suspect was Rhoades, and she goes to attempt to verify her suspicion. It’s a good read with lots on insights into hitchhiking in the ‘80s https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/faq/the-haunting-case-of-robert-ben-rhoades-truck-stop-muderer.html honestly, I cannot attest to the journalistic credentials of truck driver jobs, but they do have a refreshing angle, in that they don’t assume that truck drivers are, in general, a bunch of creepy psychos. https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/truck-stop-killer-robert-ben-rhoades-ex-wife-recounts-time-with-serial-killer-and-rapist/ basically, a link to the ID interview https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-trucker-traveling-torture-chamber-admits-murders/story?id=16037743 on the 2012 trial http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2223778/The-night-I-murdered-truck-stop-serial-killer-One-woman-tells-story-survival.html Vanessa Veselka, who wrote the GQ article, got covered in the DM! so you know it’s true https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9175140/Torture-chamber-trucker-sentence-to-life-in-prison.html summary of the case on after the 2012 trial https://healthpsychologyconsultancy.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/making-of-a-monster-robert-ben-rhoades/ An interview with a psychologist who specialized in childhood abuse (who did not interview Rhoades but did review the material) on the events that may have contributed to create this serial killer. http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Rhodes,%20Robert%20Ben%20_spring%202007_.pdf  Behold a timeline of his life events (that are related to his murders) recorded by students at the psychology department at Radford: (I will be checking this against the other sources to ascertain its reliability, since, just to start with, they misspelled ‘Council Bluffs, Iowa’) VIDEOS: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21lu4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj1H3_aQhTg Stay Paranoid

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19 • The Killing Machine

11.17.2018

Better known as The Dating Game Killer. But you can call him Rodney… Music - Psycho Killer (Talking Heads Cover) Tyler Jakes. Visit www.tylerjakes.com Research - Doctor Barak www.patreon.com/darktopicpod for extra content, and to support DT. www.darktopicpodcast.com for links to ...