A Weekly True Crime Podcast Exploring the Unknown
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ChefRuss77
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   6
Wow!

This guy likes the smell of his own farts!!

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Robin89075643
Dec 22 '19
Rating:   2
Fails to present evidence and uses his opinion as facts.

Fails to use all evidence and it’s one of those voice analyst.

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Mare 🦋
Dec 12 '19
Rating:   10
Delve with the details

It’s a fun dive.

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LydianalaMode
Dec 8 '19
Rating:   2
dumb and dangerous

This is NOT a true crime podcast; it is a podcast that features very fanciful “interpretations” of well-known crimes based on Ryan’s rather random selection of “symbols” and belief that “evolution” (his account of “evolution” has nothing to do with serious science — it is more like magic or theology) dictates everything behind the scenes. In his mind evolution is like a god, conscious and deliberate, pulling strings to force outcomes. Obviously such a presentation of the science of evolution makes it totally unrecognizable — it is fate rather than science, so it can be and do anything Ryan decides it should do or “intend.” This might sound interesting but it becomes a mess that enables easy determinations, and when one is trying to argue for the guilt of real human beings it becomes sloppy and potentially very sinister. Also, beware that Ryan the podcaster ALWAYS totally agrees with the prosecution in the cases he tramples over, even in difficult/slippery (likely) wrongful conviction cases such as the infamous West Memphis 3 case. He takes everything a prosecutor states, as in the Jaime Melgar case (since it was covered extensively by Bob Ruff’s very popular podcast other podcasters have “discovered” it), to be absolutely true (such as supposed marital troubles with the Melgars though no evidence presented in court proved this to be true, and Ryan keeps repeating the prosecutor’s unproven claim here with zero evidence — repeating again and again that Sandy no longer loved her husband — we do not know this to be the case unless we decide we are telepathic). His “insights” are thus nothing more than a long-winded restatement of the prosecution case with shallow, undergraduate interpretations of “symbols” he pulls out of thin air. Ryan makes absurd comments that reveal a sad and very shallow sense of the complexity of real-life events. He also makes the error consistently of stating what he imagines he “would” do and claiming that this is the right action, which is a great way to misread evidence and superimpose “guilt” because the podcaster *thinks* that *he* wouldn’t respond in a certain way given xyz so therefore the other person is guilty... I hope Ryan never serves on a jury! You (Ryan) don’t think that suddenly being accosted by a complete stranger in your home wouldn’t shock you? It’s sad that you mention the GSK as there were times when he subdued victims w/out a gun, based on shock and threats, and left the house leaving no evidence other than the absolute terror he inflicted. There were many victims who realized months later that one or two or three items appeared to be missing — yet according to you no home invader would ever behave in such a manner. Home invaders do not follow one rule book dude. It’s frankly terrifying that you think it’s all so easy. Your constant repetition of the mantra that “Jim didn’t want to hurt the intruder” and/or was “willing to die” is offensive and shows how little you know about how people respond to knife attacks. You have no idea how people respond to knife attacks sorry. Your comments reveal that quite clearly. And saying that Jim didn’t attempt to save his wife and that he was WILLING to die?! How dare you?! You have no idea — you are wildly speculating, and you make appalling comments like this about a victim that you could not possibly know. As if all murders by knife follow exactly the same pattern. No, they don’t — many knife attacks include shallow wounds as well as deeper ones. Jaime did have defensive wounds — you just don’t think they are the correct defensive wounds. Sigh. You do realize that many think that Jim DID go for his gun?! What did Sandy gain? There was no huge insurance policy, and she lost her husband and the father of her child. But...she “gained?” I also love how you know exactly what a “murderer” will do, and that the “murderer” will always behave in the way you believe he/she should behave. Don’t you understand how ridiculous that is? You say over and over that he/she “would have” done xyz. There are many cases in which a victim is killed and another victim is left alive and/or the murderers make all sorts of ridiculous decisions and can just be lucky. You also seem to be swallowing the prosecution’s dumb argument that Sandy could overcome her husband despite her disabilities, and that Jim didn’t defend himself, which he did! Your answer to this hard physical fact is that it is proven “emotionally.” Again, it is terrifying. And um no an ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE DOES NOT MAKE SANDY GUILTY. I quote you: “if the police can’t find another murderer then YOU are the murderer” FFS. That nonsense is how so many are wrongly convicted, and it reveals that you do not understand our legal system. It’s sad that you (Ryan) attempted the Melgar case. You misapplied your abilities to a case in which ZERO hard evidence, and a lot of religious prejudice (why do you think the prosecutor kept bringing up the fact that Sandy and Jim were Jehovah’s Witnesses?), has put a disabled woman in her fifties in jail for life. You seem to have a very poor understanding of how memory works; I know many people who drank or took medications or suffered from a seizure disorder, and blackouts and other impairments of memory can work in exactly the way Sandy experienced the memory loss. The comment that people with seizure disorders must be “timing” their seizures just reveals your utter ignorance about how these conditions work. You do know that massive stress, such as being confronted by strangers in a home invasion, can TRIGGER a seizure? Have you ever known anyone with a seizure disorder?! Your entire silly “psychoanalysis” of this case rests on such shallow assessments of complex conditions. This podcast once interested me,and I enjoyed a few of the (very) fanciful psychoanalysis-fused romps. The snarky comments in this episode have put me off completely. Don’t waste your time!

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Avaghost
Dec 5 '19
Rating:   10
Outstanding Podcast!

Ryan’s podcast episodes are so enlightening. I’ve yet to find anyone else that compares to his wisdom. I highly recommend it

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Lamlulu
Dec 4 '19
Rating:   10
Incredible perspective on human psychology, evolution, AI, and meaning in life

Ryan is a pioneer of our times. His beautiful and thoughtful proses, knowledge in human psyches, and often outlandish (in the best way) notions about evolution make this my favorite podcast of all times. I also find Ryan’s voice soothing—I love listen to his podcasts while walking my dog, riding a long international flight... If you like his work, I would totally recommend his premium episodes. Ryan is a treasure and I deeply appreciate the work he puts in his work.

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LilVeeGee
Dec 3 '19
Rating:   2
No thanks

Speculation in a sing song voice.

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Robokid9
Dec 1 '19
Rating:   4
Where is the story?

Gave this a serious listen. Heard maybe 5 minutes of the actual murder mystery. Then the ramblings of somewhere talking about psych 101

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Becca Ross
Nov 28 '19
Rating:   2
waste of time

if you are looking to listen to someone ramble on about something completely not related to the subject you searched for then this is the podcast for you! I was simply trying to learn more about jeffrey dahmers story while on a long drive, i found myself listening to ryan kraus ramble about drones, Frankenstein, and his lonely life. Out of the four hours of the dahmer podcast, 30 minutes were about actual facts about dahmer. i strongly recommend skipping this mind numbing podcast. complete silence would be better.

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heavyjohnson
Nov 22 '19
Rating:   2
Boring

Takes way too long to get to the actual story. His plain monotone voice sounds like someone reading a children’s novel to kindergarteners. So boring, almost put me to sleep.

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Princess Buttercup 0305
Nov 22 '19
Rating:   10
Unique

I would describe this podcast as art. Like all art, not everyone will appreciate it. The crime is analyzed psychologically, and usually tied to a seemingly unrelated concept. The connection is in the eye of the beholder. Definitely a fresh perspective.

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Kathyb527
Nov 20 '19
Rating:   2
👎

How long does it take to get to the story? Such a boring voice

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PosPlayer555
Nov 19 '19
Rating:   10
Riveting and Brilliant

Unfolding truth with insight and revealing the secrets behind some of the darkest behaviors... a must for every true crime follower!

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lcsn77
Nov 12 '19
Rating:   10
I like the show but should be free

I wish the entire show were free, using more ads if needed.

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Akiachenise
Nov 8 '19
Rating:   2
What did I just listen to...

I came here to listen to crime stories and got AI Russia and evolution.... he jus rambled to the point where I had to keep checking if I was listening to the right thing

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CCcyllus
Nov 7 '19
Rating:   2
Branch Davidian

If you’re susceptible to joining a cult, you’ll love this! The author has no basis in reality for his claims while maintaining the state of ultimate authority.

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Mare 🦋
Nov 6 '19
Rating:   10
Excellence

I admire your passion and unique intellect. Thank you for sharing it with the world. I can't say enough about how moved I am by your podcasts. It keeps me company at work.

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Ccrgirl61
Nov 6 '19
Rating:   4
Boo

This podcast is long and boring, it makes no sense and is hard to follow

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Juniorpoopysauce
Oct 30 '19
Rating:   2
Casey Anthony...

Is MEMORIZING? I don’t know if this dude is a genius or pretending to be, but this guy is insane, dangerous. He is DEFINATELY gonna have a run in wth authorities..... just a gross excuse of a human being.

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kate3.th3.gr3at
Oct 25 '19
Rating:   2
What the hell did I just listen to

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