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Foul Play: Crime Series

Welcome to Foul Play: Crime Series, the riveting true crime podcast that takes you on a deep dive into the world's most gripping cases. Each season unravels a unique case—choose one that intrigues you and dive in.

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Recent Episodes of Foul Play: Crime Series


S33 Ep11: The Beach Murders

S33 Ep11: The Beach Murders

In Episode 11 we delve into the tragic tales of young couples whose lives were cut short in brutal attacks that foreshadow the infamous Zodiac killer's reign of terror. Before the Zodiac became a household name for fear and intrigue, there were eerily similar murders. This episode explores the sunny day in Lompoc, California, in 1963 that ended in darkness for Bobby and Linda, and the heartbreak in San Diego in 1964 for Johnny and Joyce, unveiling the chilling possibility that these violent acts were the early works of the Zodiac.

Through detailed investigation and storytelling, the episode paints a...

Episode 11 16 May 2024 21m and 14s


S33 Ep10: Ray Davis 1962 Cab Murder

S33 Ep10: Ray Davis 1962 Cab Murder

In this episode, we journey back to the haunting night of April 10, 1962, when Oceanside cab driver Ray Davis was found murdered under mysterious circumstances. Discover how this chilling crime left investigators puzzled and locals gripped by fear, following an anonymous phone call that eerily predicted the tragedy. As detectives scrambled to find the elusive killer, a pattern emerged that would later draw striking parallels to the infamous Zodiac murders that terrorized California in the late 1960s.

We'll delve into the unsettling similarities between Ray Davis' case and the Zodiac's known victims, exploring how the ominous threats against...

Episode 10 10 May 2024 17m and 8s


S33 Ep9: Donna Lass

S33 Ep9: Donna Lass

In this episode we delve into the chilling disappearance of Donna Lass, a 25-year-old nurse who vanished under mysterious circumstances from the Sahara Tahoe Casino Hotel in 1970. As we weave through the sinister trails left by the infamous Zodiac Killer, this episode explores how a cryptic postcard sent to the San Francisco Chronicle might be linked to her disappearance.

The card, filled with perplexing symbols and dire messages, hints at the possibility that Lass could have been one of Zodiac’s victims. Our investigation takes us through the eerie details of the postcard, the ongoing Zodiac investigation, an...

Episode 9 1 May 2024 18m and 21s


S33 Bonus #3: The Riverside Suspect

S33 Bonus #3: The Riverside Suspect

In this bonus episode we delve more into the unsolved murder of Cheri Jo Bates. On the night of October 30, 1966, Bates, an 18-year-old college student, met a tragic end on the campus of Riverside College in California. In this episode we discuss the Riverside Suspect and new evidence that came forward. 



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Episode 29 April 2024 9m and 13s


S33 Bonus #2: The Hoax Letters

S33 Bonus #2: The Hoax Letters

This bonus episode unfurls the perplexing case of Cheri Jo Bates, murdered in 1966, whose death sparked not only grief but a series of sinister letters that shook the Riverside community. Delve into the dark twists of this case as anonymous letters once believed to be from the infamous Zodiac Killer come to light as a disturbing prank by a troubled teen. Explore how these revelations shift the focus back to the quest for the real killer, reigniting a cold case that refuses to be silenced.

Uncover the interplay of fact and fiction in an investigation that spans...

Episode 26 April 2024 7m and 33s


S33 Ep8: The Murder of Cheri Jo Bates

S33 Ep8: The Murder of Cheri Jo Bates

Explore the haunting details of Cheri Jo Bates's brutal murder in 1966, set against the backdrop of a society captivated by the likes of the Beatles and the debut of Star Trek. Delve into a meticulously detailed recounting of her last known hours, the gruesome crime scene, and the chilling letters that followed, which stoked the fear and fascination surrounding the Zodiac Killer.

This episode takes a deep dive into the complex web of evidence, from the infamous confession letter to the sinister poems left behind, as investigative journalist Paul Avery links the murder to the Zodiac's cryptic...

Episode 8 24 April 2024 23m and 31s


S33 Bonus #1: Melvin Belli - "Please Help Me"

S33 Bonus #1: Melvin Belli - "Please Help Me"

In this bonus episode we dive into a haunting chapter of the Zodiac killer saga when the notorious serial killer directly reaches out for help through a dramatic interaction with famed attorney Melvin Belli. On October 22, 1969, in an audacious move, the Zodiac demanded Belli appear on a popular morning TV show, igniting a series of events filled with hope and deception. The episode unravels this bizarre engagement through the lens of Belli and the call-in show, capturing the tense exchanges and the desperate pleas of a caller identifying himself as 'Sam,' claiming to suffer from unbearable headaches since...

Episode 22 April 2024 12m and 37s


S33 Ep7: The Zodiac Letters & 340 Cipher

S33 Ep7: The Zodiac Letters & 340 Cipher

In this episode we delve into the cryptic and chilling world of the Zodiac Killer's communications through his letters and the infamous 340 Cipher. This episode unveils the terror that began with a series of menacing letters starting in November 1969, where the Zodiac threatened the lives of school children and baffled authorities with his complex ciphers. We explore how these letters not only continued to instill fear across California but also taunted the police with clues that seemed almost within reach yet remained unsolvable for decades.

Further intensifying the narrative, the episode covers the evolution of Zodiac's threats...

Episode 7 17 April 2024 23m and 26s


S33 Ep6: Paul Stine San Francisco Cab Murder

S33 Ep6: Paul Stine San Francisco Cab Murder

In this episode we delve into the haunting narrative of Paul Stine’s murder by the Zodiac Killer. On a seemingly ordinary night in the tranquil neighborhood of Presidio Heights in San Francisco, the silence is broken by a heinous act that propels Stine, a hopeful academic moonlighting as a cab driver, into the midst of a terrifying killing spree. Through detailed reconstructions, firsthand accounts, and police reports, this episode pieces together the events that led to Stine's untimely death, set against the backdrop of the Zodiac's reign of terror over the Bay Area.

The investigation into St...

Episode 6 10 April 2024 17m and 10s


S33 Ep5: The Zodiac: Bryan Hartnell's Attack

S33 Ep5: The Zodiac: Bryan Hartnell's Attack

In this episode, we explore the sinister shift in the Zodiac killer's methods during the daylight attack on Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard beside the tranquil yet foreboding shores of Lake Berryessa. This encounter, marked by the killer's transition to a more personal and horrifying mode of assault, unveils the chilling audacity of a murderer willing to confront his victims face-to-face. As the episode unfolds, the narrative captures the initial bliss of the victims' day out, spiraling into the terror that ensues when they realize they're not alone.

The aftermath focuses on Bryan Hartnell's miraculous survival and...

Episode 5 3 April 2024 21m and 3s

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