Tenfold More Wicked Presents: Wicked Words

Wicked Words is a unique blend of narrative, nonfiction, true crime storytelling with in-depth interviewing. Host of Tenfold More Wicked, Kate Winkler Dawson, interviews journalists and writers about their best true crime cases. These are the stories behind the stories.

21:45:26 2022-07-04
Travel journalist Brandon Presser explores a remote, sparely populated island in the South Pacific with a history of mutiny, greed, and murder. Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producer Alexis Amorosi/mixer Ryo Baum...
21:04:45 2022-06-28
Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning ...
21:40:45 2022-06-27
The hosts of the hit true crime podcast “RedHanded” recall murderous stories from their book and uncover some unanswered questions about the killers’ motivations.   Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/pro...
21:44:41 2022-06-20
Award-winning author and historian Candice Millard writes about the fusion of adventure, courage, and death on the Nile River.   Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Dawson/producer Alexis Amorosi/mixer Ryo Baum/soun...
21:42:49 2022-06-13
"Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" is the fascinating true-life story of Grace Humiston, a New York lawyer and detective who broke gender rules at the turn of the century and solved the famous cold case of 18-year-old Ruth Cruger. Author Brad Ricca tells the...
21:02:21 2022-06-06
Wicked Words is back for Season 2 with more cases from some of the world’s best journalists and writers. Host Kate Winkler Dawson interviews storytellers about their best true crime investigations, including the journalist who teamed up with he...
21:40:06 2022-05-30
The fallout from Dorothy Symons’ death echoes throughout her family for generations. Her mother was institutionalized. Her brothers were separated. But the Symons are resilient, and they will never forget Dorothy.  Buy my books: kat...
21:40:33 2022-05-23
The conclusion of Newton Yarberry’s murder trial is revealed as Dorothy Symons’ family falls apart. Will they get retribution for her death?  Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com   If you have suggestions for historical cr...
21:40:14 2022-05-16
One murder, two real suspects. The death of Dorothy Symons ripped apart a small coastal town as everyone in Aransas Pass debated who killed the 18-year-old. Would investigators focus on locals Tom Conner or Newton Yarberry? Buy my books: k...
21:40:31 2022-05-09
A man and his family made a terrible discovery on the beach of Redfish Bay in Texas; it’s clear to investigators that Dorothy Symons had been murdered. But who tops their list of suspects?  Buy my books: katewinklerdawson.com  &...
21:40:28 2022-05-02
As Dorothy Symons’ family searches for her, we learn more about her past. Her biological father in Indiana was shady and dangerous. Aransas Pass wasn’t the safe small town it seemed to be. And Dorothy was supposed to go swimming in the bay wi...
21:38:29 2022-04-25
Dorothy Symons was a small-town girl from Aransas Pass on the Texas Coast. By 1931, America was deep into the Great Depression and Prohibition, yet the 18-year-old still had fun with girlfriends in towns…and boyfriends. Then one night, she disa...
21:02:12 2022-04-18
The sixth season of Tenfold More Wicked is called “The Echo of Murder.”  It’s a historical true crime story, set in 1931, about the murder of an 18-year-old woman with so much potential, who felt so much pressure to be perfect. An...
21:40:19 2022-04-11
Captain Vincent Oliver Witcher and his four grandsons might stand trial for murdering three members of the Clement family. Or will they walk away? What becomes of both families? The story of the famous Blood Feud ends with both the Clements and t...
21:39:27 2022-04-04
The feud between the Witchers and the Clements comes to a bloody end as three members of one family are dead. The community in southern Virginia is split over who is to blame. Several members of the other family head to court…and possibly to th...
21:40:51 2022-03-28
A list of witnesses gives their opinions on the terrible marriage between Victoria Witcher Smith and James Clement; James claims that Victoria isn’t fit to raise little Leila Maude, while Victoria accuses James of being violent. There are two m...
21:40:33 2022-03-21
The marriage between James Clement and Victoria Witcher Smith will soon be officially over. They both want a divorce and they both want custody of their little girl, Leila Maude. A date for their divorce depositions has been set and things are te...
21:40:05 2022-03-14
The marriage between James Clement and Victoria Witcher Smith has now deteriorated. Their families are watching them closely, each hoping the other doesn’t react violently. But when James becomes more possessive, Victoria starts to lash out. He...
21:40:27 2022-03-07
In 1860, the Witchers and the Clements have more than a century of history; they served in the American Revolution together; they married one another, and both respected each other…until James Clement marries Victoria Witcher Smith and they had...
21:02:34 2022-02-28
The fifth season of Tenfold More Wicked is called “Blood Feud.” It’s a historical true crime story about a deadly feud between two very angry families in 1860s Virginia. The Clements were wealthy, but the Witchers were powerful. And wh...
21:40:36 2022-02-21
A lot has happened to Clara Phillips in 1922: she was convicted by a jury of killing Alberta Meadows, but jurors handed her a light sentence. She soon escaped jail and now Clara’s on the run in Honduras with her sister as Armour ...
21:40:09 2022-02-14
Clara Phillips sits in the witness chair, gazing at the gentlemen sitting on the jury at her murder trial in Los Angeles in 1922. Clara has always been adept at manipulating men…will it work this time? Meanwhile, the press harasses both Ar...
21:40:26 2022-02-07
Alberta Meadows’s father must identify his daughter’s body while her killer, Clara Phillips, is on the run, sitting on a train that is heading to Texas. But her husband, Armour, is having second thoughts. Will he turn her in, o...
21:39:23 2022-01-31
Clara Phillips has finally had enough—she has a failing marriage, a career in Hollywood that is sliding to a stop and no children. More than a decade of violent outbursts has finally added up to extreme violence and Alberta Meadows is her targe...
21:39:12 2022-01-24
Clara Phillips’s jealousy is becoming more serious as she begins lashing out at Armour and stalking Alberta Meadows—even though there’s no evidence that Armour is cheating. And now Clara has drawn her best frie...
21:40:52 2022-01-17
In 1922, former chorus girl Clara Phillips and her handsome husband Armour has a lovely house in West Hollywood, a car, a telephone, nice clothes…all those important status symbols. Armour tells everyone that he wo...
21:02:31 2022-01-10
The fourth season of Tenfold More Wicked is called “Tiger Woman.” It’s a historical true crime story about a Southern girl turned Hollywood chorus girl turned...killer with a hammer in 1920s Los Angeles. Armour Phillips ...
21:36:15 2021-12-20
In Part Two, author and journalist Elon Green reveals the identity of the serial killer who preyed upon gay men in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s...and it was an unlikely suspect.  Written, researched, and hosted by Kate Winkler Daws...
21:39:58 2021-12-13
Author and journalist Elon Green lays out the case of the Last Call Killer, who preyed upon gay men in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s and had all the hallmarks of the most notorious serial killers. Yet because of the sexuality of his...
21:43:51 2021-12-06
Author Blaine Pardoe tells us about the infamous Colonial Parkway Murders –the name given to eight murders that took place in the Tidewater region in the late 1980s. Young people in the prime of their lives were the targets but then, myste...
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