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True Crime Bullsh**

112 EpisodesProduced by Josh HallmarkWebsite

True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast. It's first two seasons explored meticulous and enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes. Now, in it's third season, TCB is investigating female serial killer Kelly Cochran and attempting to identify her (at least) 7 unknown victims.

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The NAMUS-44: Ashley Nicole Summers

May 19th, 2022


A NAMUS-44 case out of Ohio is plagued by Runaway Syndrome, misinformation, and media frenzy.

This is the second episode of an eight episode miniseries, written and researched by TCB researchers Shana Wilensky and …

The NAMUS-44: Brooke Wilberger

May 5th, 2022


This is the first episode of an eight episode miniseries, written and researched by TCB researchers Shana Wilensky and Michelle Tooker. This series …

0516 | Unravel

April 21st, 2022


Season finale.

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.

With additional research by Shana Wilensky, Michelle Tooker, Andrew French, and Kaz.

Patreon producers: Alexa Horn, Amy Basil, Ashley …

0515 | The House You Built

April 14th, 2022


New data and dates from data breaches provide new insight into old cases and rule out others. New information sheds light on other Keyes activities. …

Al Kite (Bonus)

April 7th, 2022


Very special announcements and a bonus episode on the murder of Al Kite.

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.

Research Roundtable

March 17th, 2022


For the first time ever, Josh and all four researchers got together, face-to-face, to discuss the Israel Keyes case. We talk about what got us each interested in the case, our most frustrating and amusing research dead …

0514 | Threads

March 10th, 2022


The Israel Keyes data breaches take us to some strange and surprising places, and quite the 'Oh, Shit' moment in Texas.

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.
With additional research by …


March 8th, 2022


In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down.

Follow American …

0513 | Breach

March 4th, 2022


In an ever-evolving world, there is less and less safety in experience.

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.
With …

The Cowlitz County John Doe

March 3rd, 2022


True Crime Bullshit is partnering with Othram Labs / DNA Solves in 2022. We have put together a list of Does that DNA Solves will be working to …

0512 | Sun City

February 17th, 2022


We take a close look at the Las Vegas disappearance of Steven Koecher, and whether Keyes could have been involved. Plus, how the media shaped and …

0511 | The Desert

February 10th, 2022


In the Mojave Desert, we take a look at a Jane Doe, a missing person's case with multiple ties to Keyes and several of his hotspots, and a fairly …

0510 | Don't Make Me Come to Vegas

January 27th, 2022


The Phoenix-Riverside-Vegas triangle is examined, with a deep-dive into a missing person's case that eerily lines up with Keyes's MO and travel patterns.

TCB will be back on February 10th.

This episode was written, …

0509 | Psychology

January 20th, 2022


Josh and Dr. Chris Kunkle deep-dive Keyes's patterns, behaviors, tells, and other psych factors that could be key to identifying his victims and …

0508 | Something Everywhere

December 17th, 2021


"Everything I've done... it's all connected."

TCB will be back on January 20th.

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.
With research assistance by Andrew French, Shana Wilensky, Michelle …

0507 | Countermeasure #2

December 9th, 2021


Keyes gets caught in a very big lie - unfortunately, not by the FBI. And a deep dive into two caches, provides a significant amount of insight into all of Keyes's caches, crimes they're likely connected to, and where we …

0506 | Wreckage

December 2nd, 2021


There are many references in interviews with Keyes, his friends and family, and in his favorite media to car accidents. An alleged car accident out of the late 90s in Washington state that makes no sense whatsoever, …

(BONUS) Mary Lyall Conversation

November 25th, 2021


In June of 2021, I had the opportunity to participate in a True Crime panel with Suzy Lyall's mother Mary. In October, the two of us got together on Zoom to discuss Suzy’s love for poetry and computer science, her …

0505 | Countermeasure #1

November 11th, 2021


We take a very close look at Keyes's use of his victims' cars to both muddle investigations and both figuratively and literally create distance between himself and his crimes. We revisit previously investigated cases - …

0504 | 18 Miles, 9 Minutes (part two)

November 4th, 2021


The look into the disappearance of Karen Adams continues; taking a close look at Keyes's history, habits, and comfort zones - and how they relate strikingly to the Karen Adams case.
CORRECTION: Brianna Maitland was …

0503 | 18 Miles, 9 Minutes (part one)

October 21st, 2021


A first look into the disappearance of Karen Adams involves media disparities among the missing, multiple jurisdictions, cell towers and pings, …

0502 | Hawk Mountain

October 14th, 2021


An eerie encounter with Keyes catapults us into a close look at Keyes's activity in Pennsylvania, some emerging patterns with the NAMUS-44, a …

0501 | Release

October 7th, 2021


"I heard it on a podcast." The season 5 premiere takes us to the woods of Maine. //

This episode was written, produced, and researched by Josh Hallmark.
With additional research by Michelle Tooker, and research …

Season 5: Preview & Q&A

September 23rd, 2021


Josh is joined by journalist and writer Clemence Michallon to discuss the upcoming season and answer listener questions. Topics include: cases to be covered, research practices, Boca Raton, marathons, Keyes's attorneys, …

(BONUS) Keyes Interview 10.30.2012

September 16th, 2021


Israel Keyes's final two FBI interviews were his two most forthcoming and revealing. In this TCB bonus, enjoy the majority of his penultimate …

A Personal Story (Our Americana)

September 9th, 2021


In 2018, I produced a series of episodes about an HIV epidemic in Austin, Indiana. This interlude in that series is my own personal story. It was recorded in a single take, with minimal editing. I was significantly more …

Keyes Encounters (BONUS)

August 12th, 2021


I get a lot of email from people who believe they've encountered Israel Keyes. Some of them seem quite credible. Here is the full interview with …

The Reading (Our Americana)

August 5th, 2021


A town, its trolls, and the public reading of a banned book.
This episode first aired in June of 2017.

Hometown Stories - Jen (Our Americana)

June 3rd, 2021


A woman's intense and personal story of addiction is told through several late night phone memos. And an update on Gold River, BC.
This episode first …

Luna the Whale, part 2 (Our Americana)

May 21st, 2021


The story of Luna the Whale and Gold River, BC continues.

Luna the Whale, part 1 (Our Americana)

May 20th, 2021


Five years ago today, I released my very first podcast episode. To celebrate the milestone, every few weeks during the hiatus, I'll be sharing some of my favorite episodes I've produced.
"Luna the Whale" was the 9th …

0418 | No Control

May 6th, 2021


"I'm like a dog, always barking at a ghost."

Written, researched, and produced by Josh Hallmark.
This episode was made possible by Patreon producers: Alexa H, Amy B, Chelsea C, Dana K, Jessica A, Kimberly, Jillian N, …

0417 | The Knife

April 22nd, 2021


New information about Keyes, his activity, and James Lamar Tidwell, causes us to revisit the second half of Keyes' February 2012 trip to Texas, …

0416 | Red Earth

April 15th, 2021


A recently publicized cemetery encounter with a man believed to be Israel Keyes is explored; and it leads us to the Deep South, a missing person, and …

0415 | Suzy, part 2

April 8th, 2021


After new leads, new contacts, further investigation, and surprising revelations, we follow-up on the Suzy Lyall case and its increasing connections …

TCB Replay: 0117 | Suzy

April 7th, 2021


A quick primer on the case of Suzy Lyall in preparation for tomorrow's episode:
We investigate a possible Keyes victim, Suzy Lyall, who disappeared …

0414 | Follow the Hurricanes

April 2nd, 2021


New information about Keyes and his whereabouts sheds new light on an old case. Plus, Keyes gets caught in a few lies about his kill kits.

Written, …

0413 | Route 30

March 11th, 2021


A comparison of known online comments made by Israel Keyes to online comments about potential Keyes victims leads us to Johnstown, New York and some strong leads and startling conclusions. // **Correction: A slip of …

0412 | Less Than 12

March 4th, 2021


The Everett Doe leads us back to the case of Khoi Dang Vu, which in turn leads us to some very big revelations about Keyes and his number of victims.

Written, researched, and produced by Josh Hallmark. //

With …

0411 | Federal & Tribal Lands

February 18th, 2021


We take a look at the final three Washington State Doe cases and possible missing persons matches. The investigations take us back to Fort Lewis, trailheads, Mormon churches, abandoned houses, the NAMUS-44, and the …

0410 | Disembodies

February 12th, 2021


A Jane Doe, recovered from an Army base Keyes was stationed on, sends us on a strange journey back to Sacramento, California. A possible new pattern surrounding Keyes's bank robberies emerges, and several critical …

Bonus Episode: The King & Keyes

February 5th, 2021


A strange tip takes us to Burger King, and then Texas.

0409 | Bodies, pt. 2

February 4th, 2021


The investigation into Washington state Does continues, leading us to some familiar missing persons cases, and 3 very likely Keyes victims. // For more information about the Charley Project Fundraiser:

0408 | Bodies, pt. 1

January 22nd, 2021


The investigations into Giovanna Tyler and Steven Mike Mason lead us to several Washing state Does, and that opens up a deep-dive into the 78 still-unidentified remains found in Washington state since Keyes's time in …

0407 | At Sea

January 14th, 2021


A disappearance from neighboring tribal lands, with an eerie litany of coincidences to Keyes's known MO and crimes, makes it both impossible to overlook Keyes nor how this disappearance may have inspired future crimes. …

0406 | Two Rivers

January 7th, 2021


This episode takes a detailed look at the bizarre disappearance of Steven "Mike" Mason, told through the witness statements from the last six people …

TCB Replay: The VFW

December 24th, 2020


The VFW originally aired in July of 2020. This minisode focuses on missing person, Stephen Michael Mason, and his various links to Israel Keyes. True …

0405 | Mythology

December 17th, 2020


Keyes's mythology is deconstructed by looking closely at his time in Neah Bay, and three area disappearances; including a polarizing case with …

Keyes Q&A with Josh & Special Guest Sofia Hublitz (Ozark)

December 10th, 2020


Celebrities - they're just like us! They go to the grocery store AND they obsessively research serial killers. Actress Sofia Hublitz and I connected over our shared interest in the Keyes case, and decided to get …

0404 | Beginnings

December 3rd, 2020


New revelations shed light on Keyes's early years. And we take a look at 3 unsolved homicides that occurred in Colville, while Keyes was living …

0403 | Hindsight

November 26th, 2020


Information from Keyes's psych evaluation, and a revelation regarding Kimberly's brother, shine a light on how Keyes was able to exploit the people in his life in order to fly under the radar. And we take a look at a …

0402 | The Timeline

November 19th, 2020


A close examination of the FBI's timeline, and some of its failures, sheds new light on Israel Keyes's travels. Analysis of a trip to Seattle and Sacramento, leads us somewhere else entirely. And in Sacramento, a …

0401 | Obsession

November 12th, 2020


New tips, sources, cold cases, and revelations take Josh back into the story of Israel Keyes. In the season premiere, Josh heads to Upstate New York …

Season 4: Promo & Extended Trailer

October 8th, 2020


True Crime Bullsh** returns on November 12, 2020.

Written, Produced, and Researched by: Josh Hallmark
Featuring: Michelle Kaszuba, Becca Cline, and …

0318 | Both/And

September 3rd, 2020


The season three finale.
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark.
Research assistance by Becca Cline.
Music by William Hellfire, Chris Zabriskie, Lee Rosevere, Whithe, and Stacxk.

0317 | A Boreal Feast

August 27th, 2020


An examination of the strange relationship and power dynamics between Kelly Cochran and Detective Ogden, reveals new patterns in Kelly's stories and …

0316 | Deep River

August 20th, 2020


A look at how sexual abuse may have contributed to Kelly's life and crimes; and how it may play a role in deciphering her many stories.

Written, …

0315 | MEN

August 6th, 2020


An examination of the disparities surrounding the portrayals of men and women in crime, and how Kelly exploited them.


Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark.
Research assistance by Becca Cline. …

0314 | Lies, Games, and Manipulation

July 23rd, 2020


An exploration into Kelly's practice of avoidance, her list of trophies, and consistencies in her wildly varying stories, leads to some pretty solid …

0313 | The Lists

July 16th, 2020


Josh deep-dives the lists of Kelly's and Jason's alleged 32 victims, with some shocking revelations and a whole lot of WTF moments.
Written, …

0312 | Playing Games

July 2nd, 2020


Kelly's lists of 32 alleged victims lead investigators to find some interesting evidence in Illinois and Minnesota. And Josh begins making sense of Kelly's lists (and lies).


Written, researched, edited, and produced …

0311 | Camping

June 25th, 2020


Kelly's brother, Colton, shares some revealing and shocking information with investigators. Kelly discusses her first three murders. And patterns …

0310 | The Park

June 18th, 2020


The Kelly Cochran case files arrive, opening a Pandora's Box of depravity. And during an encounter following Jason's death, Kelly shows Hobart police …

0309 | Inside

May 21st, 2020


Josh goes inside the investigation into Kelly Cochran, revealing new information, new links, and a possible timeline. And the investigation itself raises some important questions about what authorities do and don't …

0308 | Rotten Love

May 14th, 2020


If Laura Frizzo knows Kelly best, then Walt Ammerman probably knew Jason best. We get to know Jason through an interview with friend and eventual informant, Walt. Then we explore Kelly's Facebook and its odd parallels …

0307 | Laura

May 7th, 2020


She may be the only living person to truly know Kelly Cochran.
Laura Frizzo talks the Cochrans, David Thayer, the glass ceiling, and how this case …

0306 | On Mississippi Street

April 23rd, 2020


The investigation into Jason and Kelly Cochran's other crimes begins with a look into their time in Indiana; revealing some strange and shocking …

0305 | Quack Quack, Oink Oink

April 16th, 2020


The trial of Kelly Cochran reveals shocking information about Kelly and Jason, discerns Kelly's truth from lies, and begins painting a clear picture of the Cochrans' killing spree. Plus, we take a closer look at Jason's …

0304 | Two Women

April 9th, 2020


Kelly discusses a third murder. Josh takes a look at the two women at the center of this case, and how their lives were affected and intertwined by …

0303 | Baby Bird

March 26th, 2020


Investigators and psychologists try to get to the bottom of which Cochran was abusing the other. Chief Frizzo works with the FBI and an unlikely …

0302 | Hunters & Gatherers

March 19th, 2020


Phone records, discrepancies in Kelly Cochran's statements, search warrants, and several interviews lead to some shocking revelations surrounding …

0301 | The Pact

March 12th, 2020


On the night of Kelly Cochran's wedding, her husband Jason forced her to agree to a pact: That if she ever cheated on him, she'd have to kill the man …

Season 3: The Crimes of Kelly Cochran

March 4th, 2020


Season 3 of True Crime Bullsh** returns on March 12. Enjoy this promo, plus a mini episode on Israel Keyes.

0215 | Abyss

December 22nd, 2019


How deep is this hole I'm in?

Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark .
Music by William Hellfire, Radical Face, LaBon, Lee …

0214 | Nowhere & Anywhere

December 19th, 2019


We examine Israel Keyes's ability to be both nowhere and anywhere, and how he may have used that to conceal his crimes.

Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark .
Music by William Hellfire, Radical …

0213 | Lies Lives Lies

December 13th, 2019


The lies Israel Keyes told paint a picture of what exactly he was trying to hide. And that trip to Hunters strangely leads us back to a familiar …

0212 | Alice & Denise

December 6th, 2019


Josh hits a roadblock, hits the road, and hits on some gold in the investigation of Israel Keyes.

To support the show:

True Crime Bullsh** Q&A with Lanie Hobbs

November 26th, 2019


Lanie & Josh discuss all things Israel Keyes, and Josh answers some listener questions.

PLUS, Josh discusses his new favorite true crime podcast: …

0211 | Keyes & Cars

November 8th, 2019


We take a look at Keyes's strange history with cars and missing people, including two infamous disappearances that happened within Keyes's hotspots, and a re-examination of one of his murders.

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0210 | Highways

November 1st, 2019


A pattern emerges from various eye witness reports, new information is revealed, we return to the suicide note, and Israel Keyes gets a whole lot …

0209 | Hotspots

October 25th, 2019


The revelations from episode 0208 redefine how we look at Keyes, his travels, and his MO.

To support the show:
Written, researched, edited, and produced by Josh Hallmark
Music by William …

0208 | Sacred Places

October 18th, 2019


Eye witness reports and tips shed more light on whether Keyes stalked his victims. And some newfound information changes everything we thought we knew about Keyes's MO, and possibly rips the entire case wide open.

To …

0207 | Fishin' and Huntin'

September 27th, 2019


In his final three years in Alaska, Keyes starts to lose control. New patterns in his MO and behaviors start to emerge. And several shocking …

0206 | ...Alaska

September 20th, 2019


We continue our exploration of Keyes's time in Alaska and how Kimberly may have impacted his crimes there.

To learn more:
To …

0205 | The Problem with...

September 13th, 2019


We take a look at Alaska and what makes it such a dangerous place, before diving into how Keyes may have contributed to that danger.

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0204 | Canadians Don't Count

August 30th, 2019


An off-the-cuff statement from Israel has us investigating border security, missing sex workers, and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women in …

0203 | Corozal

August 15th, 2019


Israel's travels and cell writings have us investigating abroad, and possibly answering a big question about his travel anomalies, while also …

0202 | Searching

August 9th, 2019


In this episode we use Israel Keyes's known victims to make sense of some of the NAMUS-44, and how his search terms might help us determine which of …

0201 | Writings on the Wall

August 2nd, 2019


In the season two premiere, Josh reveals some previously undisclosed information regarding Israel Keyes's death, as he sets the table for the season to come. The 44 missing people found on Israel's computer are revealed …

Season 2 begins on August 1

July 24th, 2019


In season 2, we'll take everything we learned in season 1 and use it to investigate Keyes, his travels, and his potential victims.

19 | I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me

June 6th, 2019


I don't want your voice to move me.
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Written, researched, …

18 | I Keyes 605740

May 31st, 2019


Israel Keyes's tumultuous 9 months in jail are chronicled.
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17 | Suzy

May 20th, 2019


We investigate a possible first Keyes' victim, Suzy Lyall, who disappeared in 1998 from Albany, New York. 
To learn more:  …

16 | Cleburne, Texas

May 9th, 2019


We explore Israel's travels in Texas, using all we've learned thus far about his MO and patterns of behavior, to determine his final victim.
To learn …

15 | At War

April 19th, 2019


The FBI turns to Israel's old Army friends to get a better understanding of him, revealing some shocking information about Keyes. Then Keyes heads to …

14 | Influences

April 12th, 2019


Israel goes quiet, and the FBI investigate his research into other serial killers. Plus, a strange trip leads to a possible victim. And a man from …

True Crime Bullsh** Q&A with Charlie Worroll

April 4th, 2019


While True Crime Bullsh** is on its regularly scheduled week off, Charlie Worroll (of Crimelines and Rusty Hinges) and I decided to sit down and …

13 | Real Bad News

March 29th, 2019


We look into the Lauren Spierer disappearance and links to Keyes. And the FBI comes up with a plan to manage Vermont and get Keyes talking.
To learn …

12 | The Farmhouse, part 2

March 22nd, 2019


What happened to The Curriers' remains? And what was Israel Keyes doing in Indiana?
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11 | Patterns

March 14th, 2019


An incredibly revealing trip is examined, and a pattern emerges.
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10 | Last Frontier

February 14th, 2019


The FBI builds a geographic timeline for Israel Keyes, and starts deep diving his computer. Meanwhile, Israel moves to Alaska and has to recalibrate …

09 | Ghosts

February 7th, 2019


In this episode, we spend a lot of time in the woods. Plus, Israel meets someone new; and learns to adapt and evolve his methodologies.
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08 | Crime Scenes

January 31st, 2019


Israel juggles his dual lives, as his family life falls into turmoil; and he tests new tools and practices for murder. Discrepancies in his …

07 | Rogue Wave

January 18th, 2019


There's only one unsolved couple disappearance that matches Israel's description of his Washington double homicide.
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06 | Plans

January 11th, 2019


Israel finds himself living a double life. And he begins making plans: for his life, for his career, and for his first three homicides.
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05 | Exodus

January 4th, 2019


We explore Israel's adolescence, family, religious background, military career, and early criminal activity. We also examine Nature vs. Nurture and …

04 | The Farmhouse

December 20th, 2018


WARNING: This episode includes graphic descriptions of rape and murder.
Israel tells the FBI about a disturbing double homicide; and Josh struggles …

03 | Negotiation

December 14th, 2018


What happened to Samantha Koenig? After Israel's arrest, he tells the FBI. 
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02 | Daughters

December 11th, 2018


On March 13, 2012, Israel Keyes was arrested for the abduction of Samantha Koenig.
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01 | This is Israel Keyes

December 7th, 2018


Israel Keyes is considered one of the most meticulous serial killers in American history. He had a fetish for missing people, and to this date, only …

True Crime Bullsh** Promo

November 19th, 2018


True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes. Join me on this strange, …

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