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.
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...
Game-Changing Murder Trial Evidence
Monday 08 February 2021
: It’s the pivotal moment in any court-room drama — when evidence is presented that clinches a case. Ash and Alaina bang the gavel on the...
New Limited Series: Criminal Couples
Tuesday 02 February 2021
: This season, “L” stands for love… and lawless… and lethal. Beginning February 1st, uncover history’s most infamous couples in this...
Monday 01 February 2021
: It's a country. It's a continent. It's a true crime capital. Ash and Alaina count down the worst killers, con artists, and creeps from down...
Mysterious Musician Deaths
Monday 25 January 2021
: Two things people obsess over: music and murder conspiracy theories. And by people, we mean Ash and Alaina, as they investigate the...
Welcome to the Family: The Kennedys
Tuesday 19 January 2021
: They’re a powerful political dynasty with no shortage of tragedies, scandals and controversies. Ahead of the 60th anniversary of John F....
Solved Cold Case Disappearances
Monday 18 January 2021
: When the trail goes cold, that's often the end of the story. But this week, Alaina and Ash look at disappearances solved over twenty years...
Medieval Torture Methods
Monday 11 January 2021
: Everyone wants to see a criminal confess. But today's top ten may have wanted it a little too much. Ash and Alaina examine the gnarliest...
‘80s Horror Movie Killers
Monday 04 January 2021
: Just because they're made-up doesn't make these crimes less horrifying. Especially when you consider their real-life inspirations. Ash and...
Superstitions Special: New Year’s Eve Festivities
Thursday 31 December 2020
: The clock’s winding down on the final moments of the year and people around the world are putting their charms and traditions to work,...
Best of 2020: Deadly Cults
Monday 28 December 2020
: The Manson Family. Jonestown. Waco. So many cults end in tragedy. But it may be the cults you haven't heard of that are the most brutal. Ash...
The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)
Monday 21 December 2020
: For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been...
The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)
Monday 21 December 2020
: In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children....
The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)
Monday 21 December 2020
: Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did...
Not-So-Jolly Christmas Crimes
Monday 14 December 2020
: Happy holidays, weirdos! ‘Tis the season for arson, fraud and larceny as Alaina and Ash explore the most criminal ways someone’s ever...
Monday 07 December 2020
: Ash and Alaina count down crimes that'll make you lose your appetite — and maybe the contents of your stomach. Pro tip: Listen to this one...