BTK /// 4 Part Series

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  • Nick C

    Nick C Michigan

    That music...damn good.

    That music...damn good.

  • Chris

    Chris Unknown parts

    ADT sponsoring BTK series must be more then coincidental irony.

    ADT sponsoring BTK series must be more then coincidental irony.

  • Stephen

    Stephen California

    Great research, boys. I'm loving this series and can't wait for the next installment. If you guys haven't watched it, check out Dennis Rader's confession to the trial judge he gave in 2005: https://youtu.be/BvWOje46Xp8 . He talks about each of the murders with absolutely no guilt, remorse, or empathy. It's the same way I would describe what I had for lunch yesterday. Chilling stuff.

    Great research, boys. I'm loving this series and can't wait for the next installment. If you guys haven't watched it, check out Dennis Rader's confession to the trial judge he gave in 2005: https://youtu.be/BvWOje46Xp8 . He talks about each of the murders with absolutely no guilt, remorse, or empathy. It's the same way I would describe what I had for lunch yesterday. Chilling stuff.

  • Celeste Lazarski

    Celeste Lazarski Island Lake, IL

    Don’t you find it kind of funny that a “serial” killer throws a “cereal” box into the truck bed???

    Don’t you find it kind of funny that a “serial” killer throws a “cereal” box into the truck bed???

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    I concur; bloody excellent work on an intriguing case. The Captain's music complements it so well - very atmospheric and I always find Nic's voice very agreeable to listen to. I agree with Stephen - Rader is so matter-of-fact about the crimes. It is as if he is describing something mundane. By and large, he seems quite self-aware, doesn't he?

    I concur; bloody excellent work on an intriguing case. The Captain's music complements it so well - very atmospheric and I always find Nic's voice very agreeable to listen to. I agree with Stephen - Rader is so matter-of-fact about the crimes. It is as if he is describing something mundane. By and large, he seems quite self-aware, doesn't he?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Hi Celeste, Yes I do in a way. Seems like a bad joke. Plus I think Rader loves the title of being a serial killer. I also think that the Special K box was chosen for a reason. Remember the K in BTK stood for Kill. Inside that box if I recall correctly were pictures of a victim and one that was not previously linked to BTK. So I wonder if he were dubbing that a Special Kill. Cheers Nic

    Hi Celeste,
    Yes I do in a way. Seems like a bad joke. Plus I think Rader loves the title of being a serial killer. I also think that the Special K box was chosen for a reason. Remember the K in BTK stood for Kill. Inside that box if I recall correctly were pictures of a victim and one that was not previously linked to BTK. So I wonder if he were dubbing that a Special Kill.
    Cheers Nic

  • John

    John WI

    Did Dennis ever explain his commitment to the Church? Hard to believe it was purely a cover given the amount of time that passed. Was he getting paid or volunteering? Just another sick twist of a sick man, I guess.

    Did Dennis ever explain his commitment to the Church? Hard to believe it was purely a cover given the amount of time that passed. Was he getting paid or volunteering? Just another sick twist of a sick man, I guess.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Hi John, Rader started off I believe as a volunteer with the church and then at the time of his arrest he had held to type of official position I have read several different titles. I think this position would have come with some small salary. It's hard to believe that his heart was in the right place considering that he took a victim to the church to photograph her corpse. One of Rader strangest quotes about himself. I'm a good guy that just did some bad things. He has stated this when trying to get his family to maintain a relationship with him. I think he was bad all of the time. Pure evil. I do think if he were not married he would have killed more. Nic

    Hi John,
    Rader started off I believe as a volunteer with the church and then at the time of his arrest he had held to type of official position I have read several different titles. I think this position would have come with some small salary. It's hard to believe that his heart was in the right place considering that he took a victim to the church to photograph her corpse. One of Rader strangest quotes about himself. I'm a good guy that just did some bad things. He has stated this when trying to get his family to maintain a relationship with him.
    I think he was bad all of the time. Pure evil. I do think if he were not married he would have killed more.
    Nic

  • Kathy

    Kathy Chicago

    Two comments. Special K cereal is really good mixed with yogurt. The music for this BTK series might be the scariest I ever heard.

    Two comments. Special K cereal is really good mixed with yogurt. The music for this BTK series might be the scariest I ever heard.

  • Beth

    Beth WA

    Is anyone else wondering where Rader got his film developed? Did he have his own dark room? I didn't hear any mention of him developing his own photos, but you have to wonder...back in the 70s and 80s, people had to either send their photos away for processing, or find a 1-hour photo developing place in town to process them. If he had them developed locally, didn't any of the employees wonder WTF is going on in these photos??? Or perhaps he paid off an employee to not ask questions? What are your thoughts?

    Is anyone else wondering where Rader got his film developed? Did he have his own dark room? I didn't hear any mention of him developing his own photos, but you have to wonder...back in the 70s and 80s, people had to either send their photos away for processing, or find a 1-hour photo developing place in town to process them. If he had them developed locally, didn't any of the employees wonder WTF is going on in these photos???
    Or perhaps he paid off an employee to not ask questions? What are your thoughts?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Hi Beth, Thank you for bringing this up. We didn't cover this on the show but he was using a Polaroid instant camera Nic

    Hi Beth,
    Thank you for bringing this up. We didn't cover this on the show but he was using a Polaroid instant camera
    Nic

  • David

    David Southern IL

    Excellent coverage of the case. It is heartbreaking to read the effect this has on his family. His daughter's road to forgiveness is good reading. Dennis was just Dad before his arrest. I think you are absolutely correct that he would have killed many more if he was not married with a family or his job with Park City.

    Excellent coverage of the case. It is heartbreaking to read the effect this has on his family. His daughter's road to forgiveness is good reading. Dennis was just Dad before his arrest. I think you are absolutely correct that he would have killed many more if he was not married with a family or his job with Park City.

  • Stacia

    Stacia Muncie, IN

    First of all I absolutely love you guys! I just got through listening to episode 3 of BTK and I just wondered if you thought about the fact that he didn't claim the killing of Katherine because her brother got away leaving a witness. So that could possibly be why he didn't want the Fager murders associated with him?? I just find it odd that if Butterworth committed the murders, why couldn't he just go back in to get his keys? But I could also see him being in a rush to get away if he had just shot the father and was afraid somebody heard the shots. As Nick says, just food for thought 😉

    First of all I absolutely love you guys! I just got through listening to episode 3 of BTK and I just wondered if you thought about the fact that he didn't claim the killing of Katherine because her brother got away leaving a witness. So that could possibly be why he didn't want the Fager murders associated with him?? I just find it odd that if Butterworth committed the murders, why couldn't he just go back in to get his keys? But I could also see him being in a rush to get away if he had just shot the father and was afraid somebody heard the shots. As Nick says, just food for thought 😉

  • Robyn

    Robyn Missouri

    Holy hell, that is a terrifying picture! I absolutely loved the coverage of this. Very thorough.

    Holy hell, that is a terrifying picture! I absolutely loved the coverage of this. Very thorough.

  • Jordan

    Jordan Denton, TX

    I started listening to you guys about two months ago and I'm addicted! I have to admit though, I had to take a break after listening to this one. You guys did such a good job covering the story, and it was so chilling, that I found myself paranoid for several days! I'm back to normal again though, haha. You guys do a great job! I appreciate the research and multiple viewpoints you guys always present... And the banter between the two of you provides some entertainment as well. Keep it up!

    I started listening to you guys about two months ago and I'm addicted! I have to admit though, I had to take a break after listening to this one. You guys did such a good job covering the story, and it was so chilling, that I found myself paranoid for several days! I'm back to normal again though, haha. You guys do a great job! I appreciate the research and multiple viewpoints you guys always present... And the banter between the two of you provides some entertainment as well. Keep it up!

  • Matt

    Matt Kentucky

    I grew up in Wichita in the '70s. I remember the first thing I would do when we came home was run to the phone and listen for a dial tone, not sure what I would have done had there not been one, but this truly was a scary time. You guys did an excellent job of research and capturing the mood of the time. Love your podcast.

    I grew up in Wichita in the '70s. I remember the first thing I would do when we came home was run to the phone and listen for a dial tone, not sure what I would have done had there not been one, but this truly was a scary time. You guys did an excellent job of research and capturing the mood of the time. Love your podcast.

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