Who’s the worst serial killer? Where’s the creepiest cult? What’s the coldest of all cold cases? If you’re a true crime fan, you’ve probably asked yourself some of these questions. Well, Parcast thinks you deserve answers… or at least some passionate opinions. And they’ve enlisted co-hosts Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit podcast Morbid to get to the bottom of things. Welcome to their Parcast original series, Crime Countdown. Every Monday, Ash and Alaina discuss ten unsettling true crime stories centered around a common theme. With the help of the Parcast research gods, they’ll try to shock, surprise, and one-up each other—debating each case and their rankings with a hint of humor to lighten the mood. These best friends may not be experts. And they may not always agree. But… they’re counting down anyway.
Honeymoons Gone Wrong
Monday 26 July 2021
: Honeymoons can go bad in a lot of ways. But some go criminally bad. Ash and Alaina count down the haunting memories of post-wedding trips...
Monday 19 July 2021
: Neighbor disputes are usually over petty issues such as collapsed fences, barking dogs, or untrimmed trees. Ash and Alaina count down the...
Faked Deaths and Double Lives
Monday 12 July 2021
: Faking your death is so extreme you must be running from something criminal to do it. Ash and Alaina call out the fakers who tried to escape...
Influential Internet Sleuths
Monday 05 July 2021
: It’s one thing to enjoy true crime. But getting involved in real cases when you’re not a real detective is a complicated world. Ash and...
Monday 28 June 2021
: Some places are magnets for the inexplicable… Ash and Alaina visit trippy locations where we’ve blamed unsolved and unexplained activity...
Monday 21 June 2021
: Traveling never goes exactly right. But some trips go deadly wrong. Ash and Alaina snapshot picture-perfect vacays that turned into unsolved...
Monday 14 June 2021
: Loyalty is usually seen as a virtue, even if it’s a problematic one. Ash and Alaina name the most devoted sidekicks to infamous...
State Park Crimes
Monday 07 June 2021
: The great outdoors can be peaceful… or the setting of horrific crimes. Ash and Alaina set up camp in some of the most majestic state parks...
Spine-Chilling 911 Calls
Monday 31 May 2021
: We all know “911. What’s your emergency?” But the responses to that question can send shivers down your spine. Ash and Alaina dial up...
Monday 24 May 2021
: Being famous or a secret agent seems like two very different fantasies. But in real life, these two worlds have collided quite often. Ash...
Tragic Wedding Crimes
Monday 17 May 2021
: Weddings are meant to be magical. But when crime crashes your big day, happiness turns to horror. Ash and Alaina cordially invite you to the...
Horrifying Home Invasions
Monday 10 May 2021
: We’re all scared of what goes bump in the night. Because that noise could mean someone has just invaded your home. Ash and Alaina unlock...
Charismatic Cult Leaders
Monday 03 May 2021
: Behind every successful cult is a persuasive leader convincing hordes of people to conform to their views of the world. Ash and Alaina...
Weird Hollywood Crimes
Monday 26 April 2021
: L.A. has seen some very odd crimes that don’t quite have a Hollywood ending. Ash and Alaina head off to La La Land for the most bizarre...
Monday 19 April 2021
: The higher you go, the further you fall. Ash and Alaina blaze through legendary crimes committed by drug smugglers, con artists and kingpins...
Monday 12 April 2021
: Their killer histories and haunting folklore leave us wondering if that was a tree we heard falling or something far more sinister. Ash and...
Deadly Sibling Dysfunction
Monday 05 April 2021
: As long as there have been siblings, there’s been dysfunction. But most family drama ends in apologies or time outs. Ash and Alaina...
Victims Who Got Away
Monday 29 March 2021
: The victims of ruthless killers, genocide, or deranged predators didn’t choose to put their lives at risk. But they did choose to survive....
Baffling Boston Crimes
Monday 22 March 2021
: Boston is a proud city. But even in the best of towns, questionable things happen in the dark. And this episode is personal. Ash and Alaina...
Twisted Spring Break Crimes
Monday 15 March 2021
: Spring Break is a chance to let loose and let your guard down. But no one loves a carefree teen quite like a killer. Ash and Alaina visit...
Monday 08 March 2021
: Whether they fell from the sky, out of a window, or just in their own home, the details of these stories will have you questioning...
Eeriest Killer Nicknames
Monday 01 March 2021
: Some nicknames, given to the world’s worst killers, conjure up images of horror, bloodshed, and demented minds. Ash and Alaina roll call...
Florida Man Moments
Monday 22 February 2021
: Ridiculous crimes from the Sunshine State helped make criminals there become an internet trend. Ash and Alaina highlight the craziest crimes...
Alaina and John’s Love Story - A Valentine’s Special
Tuesday 16 February 2021
: A Valentine’s Special? Count us in! Ash and Alaina are each sharing the highlights and hardships of their real-life romances in Our Love...
Terrifying Urban Legends
Monday 15 February 2021
: Truth or twisted fiction, these stories are so hauntingly good, they’ve lasted for generations. Ash and Alaina revisit the most terrifying...