Mind of a Monster

Hear from history’s most notorious serial killers—with chilling audio straight from the monsters themselves. Hosted by criminal psychologist Michelle Ward, Mind of a Monster brings you exclusive access and insight into these depraved killers.Mind of a Monster Season 2 takes us back to 70s and 80s Los Angeles when two of the most notorious, vicious, and devastating serial killers in US history spread fear across the city: The Hillside Strangler and The Night Stalker. Between them, 25 murders, 5 attempted murders, and an unknown number of sexual assaults occurred, putting an entire city in a state of terror. Dr. Michelle Ward – who grew up in LA – speaks candidly with detectives, experts, friends, family and witnesses involved in each case to unravel exactly what happened and explore the shocking details to try and find out why such monsters came to be.Watch full episodes of Mind of a Monster on discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/mindofamonster to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32:21 2022-05-24
In the season finale, all three killers face the justice system. Dr. Michelle Ward guides us through legal proceedings and the circus of the courtroom – from Bianchi turning against Buono, to Richard Ramirez’s satanic theatrics. Will the killers be co...
29:05 2022-05-17
The shocking revelation about Kenneth Bianchi’s mental state is put under the microscope. Does he really have Multiple Personality Disorder? Or is he just faking it? Dr. Michelle Ward interrogates the evidence and tracks the arrest of Angelo Buono. ...
33:27 2022-05-10
In this episode, Dr. Michelle Ward takes us beat by beat as the murders and disappearances continue, the net finally closes in on Kenneth Bianchi, and a journalist picks up the hunt for the second Hillside Strangler. We also flashforward to 1985 as Satan-...
31:21 2022-05-03
In this episode, we follow the story of Kimberly Martin, a teenager who moves to LA to make a life for herself but crosses paths with the Hillside Stranglers. Meanwhile, 800 miles away in El Paso, Texas, 17-year-old Richard Ramirez obsesses over serial ki...
28:36 2022-04-26
It’s 1977 and women and girls around Hollywood are found murdered and displayed naked, with signs of strangulation. Dr. Michelle Ward follows the trail with former LAPD detective Bob Grogan and delves into Kenneth Bianchi’s and Angelo Buono’s psyche...
35:32 2022-04-19
It’s the stuff of nightmares. Women and girls start disappearing, then are found murdered, naked and brutalized. A shadowy intruder breaks into homes, leaving satanic signs and murdering and raping everyone inside. Yet from 1977 to 1985 this was a reali...
1:37 2022-04-12
Mind of a Monster Season 2 takes us back to 70s and 80s Los Angeles when two of the most notorious, vicious, and devastating serial killers in US history spread fear across the city: The Hillside Strangler and The Nightstalker. Between them, 25 murders, 5...
46:12 2022-03-28
Unraveled, ID's popular podcast hosted by Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter, is back for a fifth season. Listen to the first episode here, and follow Unraveled for more.The rape and murder of a small-town schoolteacher has the look of a serial predator o...
46:53 2022-01-17
From ID comes a new podcast: Mafia Tapes.Mafia Tapes dives into the legend of the notorious DeMeo Crew, and their once trusted associate Dominick Montiglio. The 8-part series tells the story of Dominick’s life, at the center of one of the most vicious m...
43:00 2021-12-03
For even more shocking true crime, check out ID's new show: Nightmare Next Door. Listen to a full episode here. 23-year-old Stephanie Bennett is brutally raped and murdered in her suburban Raleigh apartment. Investigators work the case for years but their...
45:08 2021-11-09
For even more shocking true crime, check out an episode of Betrayal with Daryn Carp called "An Arson Execution (with Rabia Chaudry)".From romantic relationships to family bonds to the sordid history of the Chippendales, Betrayal with Daryn Carp explores l...
35:37 2021-10-26
Season 2 coming soon. With the killers captured, the cases go to trial. The stakes are high as both Herbert Mullin and Edmund Kemper attempt to plead insanity. Will they succeed? In the season finale, Dr Michelle Ward details the ultimate fates of the ser...
32:33 2021-10-19
It’s April 1973 and an early morning phone call triggers a chain of events that both shock and appall the Santa Cruz community. Criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward follows as law enforcement investigate a horrific crime scene and finally catch the ma...
31:04 2021-10-12
In this episode, the net finally closes in on murderer Herbert Mullin. But with body parts still being discovered, Dr Michelle Ward details how elation turns to despair as law enforcement realize there must be a second serial killer operating in Santa Cru...
38:46 2021-10-05
Criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward takes us beat by beat as the killings and disappearances escalate and Santa Cruz becomes the focus of the national media. Students are warned not to hitchhike. But with families massacred in their own homes, is anyon...
34:56 2021-09-28
Criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward tracks the early stages of the investigation. As detectives identify human remains discovered on a mountain near Santa Cruz, a young student disappears, and a series of seemingly random killings dumbfound law enforce...
33:11 2021-09-21
From 1972 to 1973 twenty-one individuals were brutally murdered as the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office dealt with not one, but two serial killers: Ed Kemper and Herbert Mullin. World-renowned criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward takes us back to Santa Cru...
1:08 2021-09-01
Take a true look inside the mind of history’s most notorious serial killers—straight from the monsters themselves. With exclusive access, never before heard testimony, and commentary from professional criminal psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward, Mind Of A...