Every Wednesday, we tell a love story that turns into a crime story. Our subjects might start as lovers, friends, or family, but by the end, there's a criminal and a victim. Along the way, we analyze the relationship dynamics and psychology that lead to betrayal, theft, and even murder. Crimes of Passion is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media.
After Robert and Katheryn Swartz married in 1970, they adopted three orphaned children, hoping to craft the perfect family. But the couple soon found that they were not equipped to handle their children’s special needs, leading to tragic results.
19 February Finished
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we're taking a look at what some of the most infamous criminals in history have in common: a brutal childhood. As we dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, we'll explore how their early years of abuse, neglect, and trauma all shaped these individuals into notorious offenders. Clips featured: Female Criminals: La Mataviejitas Pt. 1, Cults: Charles Manson Pt. 1, Serial Killers: Andrei Chikatilo Pt. 1
14 February Finished
By early 1998, it seemed like the Hartman's marriage was on its last leg. Phil was spending less time at home, and Brynn's cocaine habit was forcing even more distance between the two. In the early hours of May 28th, 1998, everything would come to a devastating crescendo.
12 February Finished
In addition to new episodes of Crimes of Passion each week, you’ll now also hear Crime Bites every Friday. Each Crime Bites episode gives you a deeper, yet brief look into true-crime topics covered at Parcast. Today we explore the unique and shocking cases when elders we expect to respect defy society and commit crimes in their old age. We'll dive into clips from shows across the Parcast Network, and discuss all the reasons a senior citizen may defy the norm and break the law. Clips featured: Con Artists: Bernie Madoff Pt. 2, Female Criminals & Serial Killers: Dorothea Puente Pt. 2, Kingpins: Griselda Blanco Pt. 3, Cults: The Brethren Pt. 2
7 February Finished
In the late 1980s, Phil Hartman and Brynn Omdahl both had failed marriages under their belts. When they were set up on a blind date, it seemed like a perfect match. But as Phil's career on Saturday Night Live took off, their relationship showed its cracks.
5 February Finished