Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories podcast

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

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Clear, informative and professionalThis podcast just feels of great quality; the limited voice actors fill each role well and it becomes easy to immerse yourself in each case. Sure, they’re occasionally a little cheesy and the accents tend to stay U.S. no matter where it’s set, but it doesn’t take anything away from the podcast at all. (and I personally like the sort of retro/kitsch vibe of the show - which makes you feel even more a part of the historic cases!) People giving one star because this is ‘cheesy’ are being pretty ridiculous really - sure it may not be to your personal taste, but the actual execution of the podcast is slick and professional and I personally enjoy the style! It makes the dark subject matter a little less intimidating when I listen to it whilst walking home alone.... 😭.Score: 5/5

Great showHaving listen to haunted places also from parcast I gave this ago and have not been disappointed a great show.Score: 5/5

Like listening to a radio soapIf that’s of interest, give it a go. Not my thing..Score: 2/5

Love these!Really enjoying these, they’re delivered in a serious sympathetic manner not laughing and joking. I also enjoy the re enactments even if they can be a little cheesy as they really bring the stories to life - these cases are about real people not just story characters. They’re a really interesting selection of cases too most of which I’d never heard of. Not keen on the theme music but it doesn’t last long and doesn’t detract much from the rest of the show. Great job guys - keep them coming!.Score: 5/5

FantasticReally interesting podcast of your a fan of true crime. Especially enjoy the re-enactments.Score: 5/5

Good but stop beggingI have given this a 3 stars for a number of reasons and the biggest one is begging for a 5 star review and them claiming they had people contact them asking how they can help, I find it hard to believe people would go out there way to ask them how they can help, please STOP BEGGING, and this has been going on since the start, second some of the stories are really interesting and I have to agree with some of the comments, but for me it’s the voice from one story to another I am getting mixed up with characters, a father is re-enacted by someone with a really old voice and yes the music doesn’t always fit the scene, overall it’s got some good story’s and your assessment of the cases are very good. Just please I will say it again STOP BEGGING FOR A 5 STAR REVIEW..Score: 3/5

Bad vocalThe male acting voice in particular is so terrible and irritating. They did some researches but the mystery remain a mystery. Nothing new is provided..Score: 1/5

Please stop the dramatisations.Any value in this podcast is completely negated by the hilariously bad voice acting in the cheesy skits. Truly awful..Score: 1/5

DramatizationsReally enjoy this show. But I was disappointed that the dramatization in the double episode on Australian murders were done in a US American and not Australian accent..Score: 3/5

Great podcastsReally interesting, use voice actors to keep it simple and somehow more fun to listen to! If you like mysteries have a listen to these guys. The poison pill episodes are a favourite of mine....so far!.Score: 5/5

OkWell researched and sympathetic towards victims but the re-enactments are very cringeworthy - especially the cases outside of the English-speaking world acted out by Americans..Score: 2/5

The Green BicycleHaving listened to the most recent episode - The Green Bicycle - I am unsure of the authenticity of using American accented actors for characters and from Leicestershire. And the Americanising of terms such as ‘attorney’ is frustrating. Also, apparently “Ronald Bright died in the seaside town of Kent” - or, with a quick check, actually Charing, Ashford, Kent (not a seaside town) - so maybe not so ‘well researched’.Score: 3/5

CringeyTrue crime is a really interesting topic and can be done really professionally and respectfully. I’m sorry but the voice acting in this is just so bad it’s painful. Sad really because I quite like other parcast podcasts.Score: 2/5

UK FANJust started listening to the unsolved murder podcast on the stitcher platform. They are amazing! So well set out, very easy to stay with the story and the voice acting is brilliant. It’s my go to when at home or in the car..Score: 5/5

Brilliant!I’ve been listening to a lot of the True crime stories podcast recently, and I find the length of each podcast fits perfectly into my morning routine before school. Most of the episodes vary from 30-50 minutes long, which in my opinion makes the podcast perfect to listen to whilst perhaps driving home, getting ready for work or school. At first, I was skeptical that the ‘frightening’ aspect of many of the crime stories would make it difficult to listen to at night time, as I myself am often anxious about the strange things that happen in many of the crimes. I often get chills when listening to horror stories- which of course is interesting, but can sometimes become ‘too real.’ However, I believe that the podcast is both not too scary, but still very interesting and gripping- the perfect balance for someone like myself, who loves a bit of horror- but sometimes gets a bit too involved in storylines and plots and scares them-self. Admittedly, I haven’t been a Parcast Subscriber for a while- I’ve only been listening to True Crime Stories for a matter of 2-3 weeks or so at this point- but still I have managed to listen to almost every podcast. Additionally, I’ve even been so inquisitive about multiple cases that I’ve been inspired (on more than one occasion) to do my own research about multiple of the conspiracies involved in the crimes. Carter Roy and Wenndy MacKenzie (the Podcast’s presenters) always manage to pleasantly surprise me as the plot thickens with each case- they do a really good job of not arousing suspicion before mentioning every perspective and angle of the crime story. Another thing I have often noticed with Parcasts’ Unsolved Murders presenters is their positive outlook on multiple cultures and beliefs. What I mean by this is that (often) with many unsolved crime stories their seems to be at least one conspiracy involving either spiritual, scientific or religious beliefs. Carter Roy and Wenndy MacKenzie (and the producers/script writing team, I am sure) do well to not ‘beat around the bush’ when it comes to these beliefs. Although many people find religion, spirituality or scientific beliefs difficult to talk about when considering everyone’s opinion, they do well to speak carefully and to not offend any listeners who may support the same beliefs as those involved in the crime story’s plot. A good example of this would be the podcast’s “The Lead masks case” episodes- in which a lot of the conspiracies about the confusing murder involve in-depth spiritual beliefs. The script writers do well to take into account that anyone at any time could be listening about something they too believe in- they do not make those in the story with said beliefs sound ‘crazy’ or strange. Thanks Parcast for this brilliantly written podcast :). Fay, 16..Score: 5/5

Great Podcast, but..I have asked my 13 year-old daughter what she thinks of this podcast- she thought it was ‘Creepy and Awesome!’ She loves it. Keep it up! The only thing that she said she didn’t like was the woman presenter. My daughter didn’t really think the lady was needed because, ‘all she really did was repeat what the guy said and point out the obvious.’ I thought that his podcast was fab! Well done..Score: 4/5

FantasticOne of the best parcasts ever. I enjoy listening to you two so much . Please carry on doing such amazing work . It’s so educational and I enjoy putting theories together and trying to figure them out.Score: 5/5

Addictive and well producedWould be 5 stars but recently they’ve started splitting stories over 2 episodes every time - the fluff and filler in these is a bit frustrating, less pacy compared to their earlier episodes. Overall it’s great story telling though and the hosts are very natural (not painfully over scripted like others)..Score: 4/5

Very cheesy but interestingSometimes I find the podcast far too cheesy but often I put up with the corny reenactments because they cases they choose are different and interesting..Score: 3/5

Odd..The stories are interesting, but would be much easier to sit through without all the dramatisation and weird (and frankly quite bad) re-enactments with voice actors who can’t seem to fake a scream. It’s a shame because I’d love to listen to the accounts of each event, but I just can’t deal with the combination of the over dramatic narration and the bad voice acting. Wouldn’t recommend, but I suppose some people seem to enjoy the above..Score: 2/5

MehDecent stories, always interesting narration by the two hosts, but hearing about a murder in London, involving exclusively British people, being told with (apparently) hired in American actors is just.... poor. Really takes you out of it, and it doesn’t help that the Americans can barely pronounce some place names..Score: 3/5

Good but voice acting takes away.Voice acting is in American accent but talks like the person it’s meant to be or try’s to. Especially Easey Street that old woman is horrible lol. Why put dialogue if not sure what was said? Seems silly and seems two hosts has to have different theories at the end. Now on Spotify there is a solved Murders podcast from the same two and not on iTunes. No way to rate podcasts on Spotify.Score: 2/5

Love it!!Contrary to other reviews, I enjoy the presentation style... it's lighthearted for a murder podcast. Listening helps de-stress me while studying :D MORE.Score: 5/5

Great stuffLove these guys. I even enjoy the dramatisations (though they did take a little getting used to at first!) Great presentation and interaction. Some truly fascinating stories and characters. Thank you.Score: 5/5

AwfulTerrible acting really atrocious Just tell the story you don’t need sound effects and hammy actors. Won’t be tuning in again.Score: 1/5

Loving itLoving this podcast so far! Only started listening to it today and currently on the phantom killer part 2, I like how they tell it as a story and make it a bit more fun that what it actually is. The only downside and why I only gave 4 stars is that the stories are split up into 2 or more parts of about 30 minutes, so I find myself in the middle of doing something and having to stop to put on the next episode, I’d find it a lot better if they put all the parts together into one that’s 1+ hour long rather then the 2 or 3 30 minute ones..Score: 4/5

Genuinely boringI love murder mystery but bloody hell this pair will put you to sleep. The number of adverts for their other channels and merchandise is really really annoying. Bad acting, drawn out and just really dull.Score: 1/5

Not for MeEven the trailer was too much.......really noisy with all that screaming. Can't be listening to more of that !!.Score: 1/5

Let it grow on youBeen a Parcast listener for a year and a half and only recently managed to get into Unsolved. Tried it back when I first became aware of Parcast and couldn’t enjoy it... however now I think it’s their most interesting show; the structuring of the narrative is clever, playing on the human need for closure. You’ll start off like “there’s no way of knowing who did this” but pieces will fall into place and you’ll end up having a prime suspect (most of the time). It takes more than one case to get into it but trust me it’s worth it - going newest to oldest will make that easier. The acting gets panned in some of the reviews but I see it as somewhat necessary, partly due to the incomplete nature of what we’re hearing about. It’s no coincidence they still have it as of writing this, despite the fact it was removed from Serial Killers a while ago. I urge you to give this a listen and you may see it how I do..Score: 5/5

Couldn’t even finish the first episode.Far too melodramatic and cheesy for me..Score: 1/5

Original story-telling style podcastLove the dramatic re-constructions that they include in the podcast about unsolved murders. Really interesting & well presented! Thanks!.Score: 5/5

AmazingSeriously amazing interpretations of events that paints an incredibly vivid picture in your head. 100% would recommend.Score: 5/5

Good but the actors voices are GRATINGThe stories are excellent, the narration is amazing and engaging, factual yet still a followable narrative. However, I find the excessive use of the same actors who voice the fictional text distracting & also makes me just skip these bits (ironically, I don’t even miss any bits of the story when I do this - makes me worry if they actually need it!).Score: 3/5

Gripping to the end....alwaysEerie....educational.....thrilling......very well presented.....exceptional writing that keeps you hooked to the end. Would highly recommend to anyway and have done on several occasions. Keep up the great work!!.Score: 5/5

Unsolved murdersAbsolutely hooked on these! I listen to them all day during work to get me through it 🙌.Score: 5/5

I love itListen to this pod cast it’s amazing! There’s loads of episodes! It’s really good to just listen and imagine the images and it’s a good distraction from the outside world. It’s been great to listen to on my commute to and from work. Would 100% recommend. The adverts are a little annoying but you can skip through them..Score: 5/5

FlatI love this kind of podcast but this one is bad for a number of reasons: The music is weird, doesn’t match the content and it’s used too much, background music is cheesy and unnecessary Why two hosts? Hate dramatisation, pointless and again cheesy.Score: 1/5

I am enjoying this podcastBoth the stories and the podsters are good quality..Score: 5/5

Bad re-enactmentThis has the potential to be good but the dramatisations are unbearably bad and the fake story-tension in the hosting and dramatic music is deeply off-putting. They’re well-researched and would make good stories if not for the bizarre cringey add-ins. Please knock off the weird re-enactments!.Score: 3/5

Terrible actingThe acting is embarrassing. It’s supposed to be a true crime documentary but any authenticity is quickly lost because of the dramatised vocals. Shame!.Score: 2/5

Fantastic... butThe only thing stopping me putting 5* is the fact that I struggle to understand why two people are required to tell the same story... it can be distracting The research is very in-depth and the re-enactments are refreshing.Score: 4/5

Excellent - no other wordsTerrific content - amazing production - excellent writing - interesting stories - what more could you ask. Top marks!.Score: 5/5

Excellent ShowIt’s like old time radio so people say. Very slick very professional, im glad i managed to find the podcast. Which was just by accident by the way. Any chance of a murders solved series ?..Score: 5/5

Keeps me going through night shiftThis has become a nightly ritual as I do 7 night shifts in a row, it certainly gets me through the night! So well put together and informative. Both the narrators voices are so clear and well spoken. Well done guys 👍.Score: 5/5

EnjoyableI love true crime podcasts and thought I would try this which is a bit different with its dramatisations and its two hosts. I really like this show and the way they tell the stories of victims and the suspects and investigations. I also just love the way Wendy says “merch”.Score: 5/5

Deleted this from my LibraryTruly dreadful production, cheesy and amateurish.Score: 1/5

Murder(s) UnsolvedEasy, and Good to Listen Too!.Score: 5/5

Love this podcast!This is my favourite podcast it’s so informative and interesting to hear the stories play out!.Score: 5/5

Voices are awfulI like this production but Wendy’s voice is so annoying. Carter’s voice suits the production as it has a dark somber feel too it which fits perfectly were as Wendy is excitable and high pitched. Music is also very poor and cheesy, take a few tips of haunted places for suitable music.Score: 2/5

BrilliantGreat podcast, a lot of work goes into this poddy with the voice acting and sound effects, it’s one of my favourite pods and not riddled with adverts like a lot of other podcasts. These stories are a nice length to which is great when on long boring drives. I do wish we knew who the murderers were but I suppose it wouldn’t be called unsolved if we did, but to think most of the killers got away with it is something that makes the blood boil..Score: 5/5

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10/10 production qualityA must listen series..Score: 5/5

I can’t get past the bad re-enactmentsIt’s like they took the most obnoxious kid from high school drama class and told him to ham it up. A real shame, because without the re-enactments it would be a good podcast. But they ruin it..Score: 1/5

BlehHonestly, they are just reading the Wikipedia page. It’s a good podcast if you suffer from insomnia. But the host, like most of this channel, do not offer any original content. Alright if you want to sleep, but nothing original. On a scale from 1 to 10, it is -100..Score: 1/5

Like when the TV commercial is too loudReally jarring transitional music that takes me out of the narrative. Then it takes a while to let my hearing level out and focus again. Too bad. Good content..Score: 3/5

Very good productIt is an excellent podcast and one of my top 5.Score: 5/5

Best True Crime PodcastDon’t listen to any negative reviews, everything about parcast podcasts is perfect! The storytelling, the narrators, voices, music, all these things are done amazingly and make for a great listening experience. I have looked for other true crime podcasts and nothing has come close to the quality of parcast. It’s either an annoying voice or poor story telling, there’s always something that makes me give up on a different podcasts and always come back to parcast. Keep em coming! You guys keep me sane at work and during traffic! <3.Score: 5/5

So good!Love it..Score: 5/5

Love it but....The hosts are enough. Get rid of the actors doing the silly portrayals. Too cheese. Ruin it for me..Score: 4/5

Voice ActingSome of the voice acting is brutal. It’s a true crime podcast, not a 1950’s radio show..Score: 1/5

Highly recommendedI love their podcast! It’s just so enjoyable, nice voice cast! Excellent quality in every way, not the boring “talk show” kind but sounds like an audiobook! Love it!.Score: 5/5

Great podcast, Buttt......Unlike many of the reviews here I am not being a pain and talking about the voice actors... Honestly it’s just a little bit to change your imagination and it’s interesting to listening to butttt...... They kind of really need to change the way they talk about the victims I love listening but sometimes the way they talk about them just makes me stop and think, is this the right way to talk about the dead victims... Overall I enjoy this.Score: 5/5

Don’t listen!The hosts have no respect for the cases and the voice actors are horrible!.Score: 1/5

Mixed reviewVery well researched and excellent narrative from the hosts but unfortunately the vocal reenactments are at times a bit jarring and work as a distraction from the foundation of the material..Score: 4/5

Addiction like a drugHey guys i have been listening from last two days and i have finished 17 episodes. I like to watch crime documentaries and now i can listen them as well. listening to this podcast is like a drug for me, there is no harm in saying im addicted to this drug now..Score: 5/5

I love this!I love this podcast! It’s my favourite one I’ve ever listened to, I love the voices of the two people! I really enjoy “Dying to Go Out”, you should do more cases like that one!.Score: 5/5

Save the acting for daytime TVInteresting cases, but the dramatizations take away from the contents of the stories..Score: 1/5

Good, but.....HATE the reenactments.Score: 1/5

Interesting but the acting is awfulI would have given this podcast 5 stars but the acting in it is awful. It would be WAY better if they did away with the acting and just had the narrators..Score: 3/5

You ruined itThis would be a really cool and engaging podcast if you stopped doing the re-enactments, no one likes them, they are really annoying and made me stop listening..Score: 1/5

Stick to storytelling, lose the brutal actingReally sorry but Wendy is difficult to listen to. The acting is terrible and the music distracts from any part of the story. I lasted 5 minutes into the first episode, I should mention I am a regular parcast listener.Score: 2/5

Not sure what happened...I use to quite enjoy this pod but over the last few months, the re-enactments have become unbearable. They always had an old radio show flare to them, which was great, but these last few episodes have slipped right into melodrama which is a shame..Score: 4/5

FinallyOne amazing podcast,the voice actors make it like you were right there,if your not listening to this your missing out!.Score: 5/5

Excellent episode, thank you.Love it.Score: 5/5

Good podcast, bad actingI love this podcast. The stories are all very well researched. My only issue is that the acting and the script for the reenactments are pretty bad. In one particular episode, for example, a guy said he thought he killed someone and the cop interrogating him very quickly after he admitted to it said “Who did you kill?” There are a ton of other examples I could use..Score: 5/5

AnnoyingI like the premise and the couple stories I listened to were good. The male narrator is fine but the woman makes this podcast virtually unlistenable. She’s really annoying and her voice just grates on your ears. It’s too bad because the rest is good..Score: 2/5

Re-enactments have to go!!The stories are good but those re-enactments are awful and so unnecessary. The acting is unbearable..Score: 3/5

EnjoyableI just listened to Silk Pyjama Strangling Pt1. I quite enjoyed it. It was my first from them and I will surely listen to more..Score: 5/5

Distractingly Bad Re-enactmentsStory telling is solid, and the cases would be interesting, but truly awful voice acting and contrived dialogue will make you turn it off. I’ve returned to this podcast again and again hoping I’ll be able to sit through it, but the re-enactments always have me deleting it again..Score: 2/5

Too slow.People who are saying the narrator is too dramatic are correct..Score: 2/5

Where is the story...Why did I just listen to a minute of a man choosing what kind of bubble bath he wanted. There is no substance to these stories - you don’t hear about any of the ghostly activity what so ever. Get rid of these phoney stories they are so unnecessary..Score: 1/5

Good storiesUnlike the other reviewers, I actually appreciate the voice acting. No, it’s not the greatest acting, but it’s a nice change from the other true crime podcasts..Score: 5/5

Used to likeLike listening to a radio show, very professionally done. I used to like Parcast but I'm very unhappy about the push to using stitcher and now only offering the past 6 months of their episodes :(.Score: 3/5

LoveI love this podcast, the voice actors are a nice touch. Every episode is so informative and leaves me wanting more. That one episode of the axeman, I finished it right before class. But it ended on a cliffhanger, I wanted so bad to listen to more..Score: 5/5

Love the Whole Parcast Network!Parcast has plenty of interesting content, and their voices are MADE for podcasting! Highly recommend, even if this specific channel may not be for you, they have plenty to offer, and continue to offer more!.Score: 5/5

The guy narratorI’ve listened to this podcast for a while and a lot of episodes. I’d rather listen to the dramatizations than the male narrator. He talks so slow and dramatic, it’s too much. Every single word..Score: 4/5

MehThe story choices are great, but the actors take away from it. Very awkward to listen to. Too many adds also..Score: 3/5

Unsolved MurdesI love this podcast. I love how they have some re-enacted scenes. This is one of my favourites..Score: 5/5

My FavMy fav show on par cast. I think I have a mini crush on Carter Roy 🙈.Score: 5/5

Thumbs upGreat to job.Score: 5/5

Interesting but awkwardInteresting but the acting is so cringeworthy. The hosts ‘banter’ with each other is so awkward. But- it’s worth it for the amazingly interesting stories..Score: 3/5

FanI’ve always been a fan and will continue to be!.Score: 5/5

Edgar Allen episodesHey guys, I’m all caught up finally. Parts 3,4,5 of the Edgar Allen story threw me for a loop tho. Otherwise Keep up the good work! Reenactors and all! 😘🇨🇦 Kailyn.Score: 5/5

Different but goodYes the reenactment are at times cheesy but it’s different and I like it. At first I wasn’t sure I liked all the old old unsolved murders but I realized these were popular back in the day and I’m learning a little about history. Great jobs guys.Score: 5/5

Cringe inducingStrap in for some of the worst script writing and voice acting you’ll ever hear. It’s like a 14 year old wrote the dialogue, it so stilted and cliched and...silly, and it gives the voice actors nothing to work with, which may explain why it makes my skin crawl with how bad they are. I don’t understand this idea at all. They take interesting stories and fascinating mysteries and make a mockery out of them, mutilating the tale to the point where it’s like watching an elementary school production of King Lear. Embarrassing, and unnecessary..Score: 1/5

Literally dying.That’s what your podcast has me doing after listening to the absolutely laughable voice acting and terrible dialogue created for characters. This could be a really interesting podcast but it was immediately lost to me when I heard the voice acting. Can’t get around it, completely dreadful..Score: 1/5

Horribly BlandCases are interesting. But the horrible re-enactments really remove you from the story. Especially when they are international cases but everyone sounds like a midwestern American..Score: 3/5

Professionally doneThe most disappointing thing is when you find a podcast that looks like it’s right up your alley, but when you play it, it sounds like your 18 year old sibling made it on their iPhone, in their room and it sounds like they are just reading out loud something they found on the net. This sounds quite professionally done. Thanks guys 👍🏼!.Score: 5/5

Good podcastOverall, I really like the podcast. The information is relayed efficiently. My only complaint is the re-enactments....they’re pretty cheesy..Score: 4/5

Amazing podcast!I love the re-enactments ..... definitely my favourite part !.Score: 5/5

Great stories and podcast BUT....The actors are just silly. It’s like listening to Jr high drama class. Absolutely unnecessary..Score: 4/5

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Love the facts, don’t love the dramaI wish you’d leave out the dramatics 😖.Score: 4/5

It’s okThey focus too much on the dramatization and not so much on the facts. They actually don’t share lots of important facts to most of the cases. The hosts of the podcast are more into sharing their 2 cents which most of the time just makes them look like morons. Pick hosts that know what they’re talking abt and someone that definitely has a desire to find the truth behind some of these cases even if that might never be possible..Score: 2/5

Needs new hostsTerrible, boring delivery. Monotonous and unappealing voices. It doesn’t make sense why the hosts are the hosts - they don’t even do their own research or writing?! Podcast would have much more appeal with new hosts..Score: 1/5

Love it!!Man I love this Podcast! Everyday at work im always listening to it. Love the acting. Makes my day goes faster!! Keep up the good work y’all!!.Score: 5/5

Why?Why did we not find out about the gasoline until the end of part 3?.Score: 1/5

There's only one thing holding me backI want to like this podcast - the problem is the dramatization. The drama is often incorrect with the context of the known facts. It's really often like the scenes are maximum stereotypes - and stereotypes are really not good. Please do something about it. Maybe tone the histrionics down a little bit..Score: 3/5

YawnWith fantastic details this podcast would be fantastic. But the boring reading and acting out of events destroys it. As much as I wanted to listen I couldn’t bear listening to these two..Score: 2/5

Fun show, would love to rate higher.Interesting takes and entertaining cases but the voice acting is just ridiculous. Completely overdone and distracting to the overall narrative..Score: 3/5

The addsThe is a lot on one podcast. In the first podcast in 3 minutes there is already a add. And it sound that the are read Wikipedia or a book..Score: 1/5

More propagandaIf you listen to enough episodes, they contradict their own arguments.Score: 1/5

Re-enactments are lameI listened to a couple of the podcasts and enjoyed the historical storytelling but the re-enactments are really lame. The actors sound excessively hammy and sound like teenagers of the 21st century. Cut them out and the podcast would be 5 star effort..Score: 3/5

This Goes for Most of the Parcast NetworkI really enjoy the Parcast network and a lot of their content. However, whoever edits the episodes constantly leaves mistakes. I continuously see points where it’ll say something, then it jumps back 30 seconds and repeats it. Or, it’ll jump forward and skip stuff. It’s really irritating when it’s in almost every episode in some way shape or form..Score: 3/5

Entertaining, SO MANY COMMERCIALSWithin 30 minutes, I’ve had at least 3 commercial breaks. So annoying. Otherwise this podcast is pretty entertaining..Score: 3/5

Carter & WendyFell in love with your podcast from the first episode! I’ve always been a crime buff even since I was a little kid but this is for sure my favorite crime podcast! Best place I’ve found to listen to this is the podcast app. Very few ads and no mistakes. I absolutely love it!!! Thank y’all so much!.Score: 5/5

Love Lewis & ClarkI read Undaunted Courage years ago & found Lewis & Clark fascinating characters. You did a wonderful job of capturing their story in a brief synopsis! I can hardly wait for the next episode!.Score: 5/5

Hitlers NieceInteresting, but I take the conjectures about Hitler’s personal life with a large dose of skepticism!.Score: 4/5

Carter & WendyLove love ❤️ u too & ur Podcast, be safe 😷. Got my first COVID vaccine yesterday, I am 64 & work at Walgreens 🤪.Score: 5/5

Great show!Really great show! Very interesting..Score: 5/5

ReviewGreat podcast!! The re-enactments could use some improvements but the podcast is super. really makes me feel like I was apart of the case and knew the people involved with it. Also the hosts are great and I like how they give their own opinions about the murderer/murderers..Score: 5/5

Woke HistoryStories dripping with typical liberal anti-American editorializing. It really is too bad they could not have simply told the story with the available facts..Score: 1/5

Why tho?! 🤢The voice re-enactments are so stupid and just plain awkward. Chill the heck out unsolved murders, you’re starting to go to down hill..Score: 2/5

Perfect for crime junkiesI have no idea why ppl are complaining about the re enactments as I think they’re quite enjoyable and helps make it more real and imagine what actually happened. I like how in depth they go; you can tell they really do their research. As for the ads, yes, they annoying, but you can easily fast forward past them. Talk about first world problems..Score: 5/5

Thank god for this amazing podcastOk let me get to the point this podcast is the best of helps me do my go unlike music witch distracts me and I’m 11 that’s saying a lot and.Score: 5/5

Love the hosts!Great true crime podcast! I especially like the hosts and the re-enactments that are spread throughout the show. Well done! I like that each host gives their opinion at the end on who they feel may have committed the crime..Score: 5/5

Love this pod:).Score: 5/5

I dig itSome say cheesy with some of the acting voices, but that’s what kinda keeps me entertained. I really enjoy this one..Score: 5/5

Love and hateI really enjoy listening to Carter and Wendy inform us about old cold cases but as soon as the “actor’s “ start doing their thing my attention span just drops off of a cliff. I am very close to deleting this podcast which I don’t want to do..Score: 3/5

AdsLike listening but way to many ads, ten minutes in and already three ads played. Will stop listening if this keeps up..Score: 3/5

WeirdIt’s like they read Wikipedia and add these odd, modern cheesy voice “acting” that’s cringe-worthy and made up..Score: 3/5

Oh my...The female narrator is over-dramatic..Score: 3/5

I love the scenes and hostsThere are a million crime podcasts, all the same. This one brings the past to life. Love it..Score: 5/5

BingedI started from the very beginning and am now almost caught up to real time. I listen on my way to and from work, on road trips, while working, anytime I’m by myself I’m probably listening to this podcast. I’m actually not looking forward to being caught up, because then I’ll have to wait a week to hear another episode. Thanks for a great show!.Score: 5/5

Annoying NarrationThe stories are interesting however Carter’s narration is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I can’t stand the way enunciates random words..Score: 2/5

Great Podcast!As someone with ADHD, this actually keeps my attention and helps me focus on my daily tasks much more efficiently. Keep up the great work guys! I love the dramatics and all the details. It’s very informative as well. 🤓👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽.Score: 5/5

Podcast needs a makeoverThe voice re-enactments are so uncomfortable. Especially the episode about Hitlers niece, so unnecessary, it’s like glamorizing him. Please consider new hosts too. They are so hard to listen to..Score: 2/5

Two hostsNot a fan of two hosts, it feels like an elementary class where each student reads a paragraph of a chapter. The story’s are interesting but I can’t sit through an entire episode as they pass the book back and forth in this fashion..Score: 1/5

Lose the DramatizationsIf I were to rate this podcast solely on its hosts, I'd give it a five star rating. Despite reading a script (usually filled with errors) Carter and Wenndy are wonderful, never sounding like they're reading from a script. The problem is the overacting in the unnecessary dramatizations; I can be listening to the facts and then have to sit through something that tries to evoke old radio dramas, forgetting that there's a reason that this type of dramatization doesn't exist any longer. Thankfully, they stopped trying to use local accents in these scenes - the faux Italian and Southern accents in the Axe Murderer of New Orleans episodes were so bad that they bordered on racism. These scenes are chock full of cliches - every detective has to have a gruff voice, as does every abusive parent. Please - get rid of these "actors.".Score: 3/5

Two host nightmareI really wanted to enjoy this one but I just couldn’t get over two hosts basically finishing each other‘s sentences! It is very distracting and kills the flow of storytelling. It totally ruined the podcast for me. Pick one narrator and please don’t share sentences. I just could not get into it and was really disappointed because it could’ve been great..Score: 2/5

Hate the adsI absolutely love most parcast originals but please put the ads at the beginning and or end of the show. Not a long enough show for so many ads in my opinion. They drive me nuts when getting into the story..Score: 3/5

All of your podcasts.I cannot listen to whoever does your commercials. Her voice is irritating & needs to find another position NOT using her voice. Btw you have too many commercials now as is...Thank you..Score: 3/5

Frequent Editing problemSeveral episodes have listened to skip ahead or cut back like someone chopped audio and placed it in the wrong spot. It's hard to miss details and not get frustrated.. I love listening to these two hosts and am addicted to the series. Thank you!! Keep it up!.Score: 4/5

Ugh!!!I was so upset when the girls stopped narrating! 🥺😡😢😭.Score: 1/5

5 stars for meI love everything about this podcast. i tried listening to other crying podcasts but there are none that i like more than these!! And the dramatization and acting make the story clearer and more interesting!:).Score: 5/5

LoveI listen to this one I’m now starting back over from the start. Only complaint is I want more. I love the dramatizations and the way it’s done like an old time radio show, it keep my attention and entertains me. As someone with major ADD is actually helps me focus on tasks by keeping my mind focused and engaged. I find myself going home after work looking into many of these unsolved to learn more..Score: 5/5

Acting...yikesCan’t handle the voice acting. It makes me so uncomfortable and ruins the actual cases for me. Carter’s inflections at the end of every sentence are also stressful...makes him sound like he’s annoyed by the information he’s trying to convey and the story he’s trying to tell..Score: 1/5

AdvertisingI understand advertising for podcast but why can’t they all be at the end or beginning instead of continually interrupting a really good podcast? Others do it so I know bit can be done..Score: 3/5

Not for meI couldn’t even stand listening to 10 minutes of the podcast due to annoying voices as well as cringe commentary!.Score: 1/5

Too many mispronunciationsThe hosts were adding a nonexistent syllable to the Stelzriede name. There is no "n" in this name whatsoever. This is just the most recent example. Also, how can the hosts do extensive research when their names aren't credited at the end of the show for research or writing the episodes? Not fooling anyone..Score: 3/5

Not historically correctHorrific unneeded reenactments, really bad anachronisms, and poor research with historic errors. Parcast podcasts are usually really good but this one is a waste of time. I wish I hadn’t wasted my time with 4 episodes trying to give it a chance. How do hosts not even learn how to properly pronounce a name of someone they accuse of murder?.Score: 1/5

Give me more!Every single time I listen to this podcast I have a better and better time! They make it like this is a story and every murder is hard to believe it’s real! I love when they do a “flash back” into dialogue to what being in that time would’ve been like. I usually listen to moms and murder, another very good murder podcast but unsolved murders has my heart!.Score: 5/5

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Room for improvementI do appreciate the parcast network podcasts, and look forward to listening to them every week. My only qualm would be that new series are released quite often, and it seems like the older series lessen in quantity and somewhat in quality. There should be a focus on the existing series before new ones are released..Score: 4/5

Exploitative, Salacious, Unethical, Opinionated.Not only is this salacious and speculative story telling, at times it is just plain wrong. In episode 84 for example the hosts offer their opinion as to who murdered Arlis Perry: “Although we entertain other scenarios, we both agree Arlis was the target of a cult or other Satanist organisation.” Of course you do because this is the most titillating scenario. But it’s wrong. Arlis was murdered by the security guard. I’m aware this episode was produced before the crime was solved but it speaks to these hosts desire for lascivious content over facts. Please keep your opinions to yourself and stop disrespecting the victims and their families they are real people not characters in your fantasies. Although the production values are reasonable the dramatisation of events is in bad taste, the dialogue in the scripted reenactments is fanciful and cringe worthy, they treat victims like characters in a midday movie. If you’re interested in factual true crime investigations ‘Trace Evidence’ is a far superior podcast, better researched with a sense of moral responsibility. I’m sure there are countless others but this isn’t one of them..Score: 1/5

PaddyLove your podcasts, easy listening, good content, what more can I say From Australia.Score: 5/5

Perfectionist at presenting true crime!!Really interesting intriguing and creepy I love it! I may be in my early teen years but it’s so good once you start listening your hooked on! I love it when you have to voice actors play out bits it’s a nice little touch!.Score: 4/5

One one of the best!I love love love this podcast the hosts voices are great! The dramatisations add to the story. lots of interesting cases are discussed.Score: 5/5

So so enjoyable. Love the scripting: witty, good sense of humour yet still insightfulHighly recommended 😬.Score: 5/5

MediocreThe stories are told so slowly. The hosts repeat themselves over and over again. Stick to the facts and say something once..Score: 2/5

Great dramatisationLove the dramatisation as it made the storey telling interesting. Love it..Score: 5/5

Sorry but the episode I heard was awfulMy first episode was the Easey St murders and it was excruciating.The dramatisations were cringeworthy - and not just the American accents for the Australian characters. So I won't be bothering with any more. I don't like bagging podcasters and I've given it 2 stars which is more than this episode deserved. Sorry. BTW - there's a good coverage of the case on the Life and Crimes (with Andrew Rule) Podcast - or read the new book by Helen Thomas i.e. Murder on Easey Street..Score: 2/5

Dramatisations are embarrassingI really wanted to like this podcast and was actually enjoying the Easey Street murders story until I got to part 2. The old lady talking to the cop dramatisation was too cringy! Omg I can’t listen anymore. Hosts, your story telling us good enough. Please stop the dramatisation..Score: 1/5

Not realistic enoughLove the stories, but not a fan of the over dramatisation. The voiceovers and the acting, it seems a bit over the top. Made me zone out a little bit after a while..Score: 2/5

Unsolved murdersGreat podcast but not too fond of the dramatisations.Score: 4/5

Great idea, horrible re-enactmentsI would have loved to get into this podcast. But the re-enactments are ridiculous. The two presenters do a good job of telling the story, no need to have people acting it out, and badly done too. Shame, would have been good.Score: 1/5

InterestingI really like this podcast especially how the end of the episodes have the hosts say their opinions on who did it. I'm listening to episode 53 at the moment and it's possible that the alphabet murders could have been done by more than one person, because of how different Carmen's case was. Which is possible but I think that the killer became more careful and that's why he fed Wanda and Michelle. This is a reason why I like this podcast it gets me thinking on criminal psychology and details I wish I knew where to comment on these episodes with other listeners..Score: 5/5

I’m embarrassed for themAwful and awkward dramatisations. I can’t even get through an episode.Score: 1/5

Hitlers Half Niece episodesThe two episodes on Hitlers Half Niece were interesting and well researched. However the ridiculous dramatisations were unnecessary and frankly annoying. I wanted to hear about the possible theories so I kept listening until the end of part 2. I don’t think I can listen to anymore episodes though.Score: 3/5

Can’t get enoughI love this podcast so much. It’s gripping, provides different points of view and has a great team of narrators (although Wendy’s voice is slightly irritating). I would highly recommend it but not late at night or you might get a little spooked👻.Score: 5/5

Story telling wrecks it too chesseyLame.Score: 1/5

5 StarsCarter and Wenndy!! You do such an amazing job!!! I’m in love with you’re podcast. Keep it going!!! If you’re still alive!!!.Score: 5/5

Unsolved Murders: True Crime StoriesThis show is awesome . You guys do an amazing job - thank you for being so entertaining and listenable !!!!.Score: 5/5

EvieI loved all of the titles I have listened to..Score: 5/5

No thanksThe reanactments are actually quite disturbing. I feel like I’m listening to a children’s book being read when it’s actually about children being murdered, it’s quite creepy. No thanks.Score: 1/5

Just plain bad.Why are people allowed to broadcast this rubbish? There should be some kind of karmic fine for awfully researched and distastefully presented stuff like this. In addition, they need to pay more attention to two things (that stood out) - 1. AMBIENCE. Setting the tone/mood, particularly via background music is of paramount importance. Their choices leave a lot to be desired. For example, listening to the Beaumont Children felt like it was light entertainment to them with the chirpy theme of their mood music. I know this case very well. I lived around the corner from the Beaumonts. My parents knew their parents. It’s not a chirpy event to me. 2. CHARACTERISATION They really need to be careful about how far over the mark they step with what THEY think a person was like as they frequently get this wrong. Again, with a case I know well, I can confidently dismiss the way the Beaumonts were portrayed. I found this so off the mark, it was offensive. They also missed key notes of the case that would have added much needed weight to their presentation but surprisingly they didn’t. Which leads me to think they don’t actually know anything about the cases they’re podcasting but reading from a researcher’s script. Listen to RTE’s Documentary on One for lessons in how to be mindful and respectful of truth..Score: 1/5

AddictiveI am addicted to this podcast. I just wish there was more stories about Australia.Score: 5/5

Grrrr - dramatisation!This podcast would be so much better without the needless dramatisation. I get that drama adds to a story but this is the wrong fit. I’ve tried but I can’t keep listening.Score: 2/5

Enough AshPlease don’t cross over. Those women are terrible. Just stay with Carter Roy..Score: 5/5

Engaging and interestingI recently got into podcasts and I was specifically looking for crime and murder ones. This one wins by a mile because tbe hosts are amazing at keeping you interested and hooked with the smooth narration and the well-placed re-enactment. Love love love this podcast!! highly recommend :).Score: 5/5

Must-tryI was looking for an alternative to music to listen to whilst walking, and these are perfect. I’ve always been fascinated by true crime and with two young kids I don’t have much of a change to read. I never even thought the ‘dramatising’ could be a problem until I read other reviews. Personally I think it helps visualising the events and makes it far more interesting than simply retelling the facts and gives it the feel of an audio book. I need my material to be engaging to motivate to finish my exercise!.Score: 5/5

Easey streetAs a resident of easey street Collingwood. This episode has been fantastically researched and I have found out details I never knew. Well done. Be better if actors attempted Aussie accents though..Score: 5/5

😒Ridiculously annoying narration, can’t stand the stupid commentary. Sounds like the old lady is going to have a coronary any minute.Score: 1/5

CringeyThe re-enactments are cheesy and dismal. The woman’s voice is cringey. The way this podcast is executed is disrespectful to the victims of the crimes discussed. Worst crime podcast I’ve come across..Score: 1/5

FantasticI love this pod cast , just great voices , keep up the good work..Score: 5/5

Gatton murdersInteresting to see you covering this case! I am from Australia and read a book on this case as it apparently involved a descendant of mine from Gatton who was a suspect at the time. Then again, everyone was a suspect! I’ve been out to Gatton and to the graveyard where the three siblings monument is. Eerie stuff, tragic story..Score: 4/5

AccentsIf you are dramatising events couldn’t you at least get a change of accents? I’ve had to turn off Eliza because of the American accents on an English woman..Score: 3/5

Excellent podcast. All good!!!Great podcast. Very entertaining while driving long distance trucks. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Completely wrong toneI find the twee, almost chipper tone totally inappropriate to the subject matter and quite disrespectful to the victims. While I find true crime a source of ‘entertainment’, I don’t think it should be presented so flippantly or without deference..Score: 1/5

Love thisGreat podcast - love Carter and Wendy’s voices and storytelling.Score: 5/5

Great podcast!I wasn’t sure to start with how I would feel about the dramatisation of these crimes but I’m quite enjoying it. It’s so hard for me to find a true crime podcast that I enjoy!.Score: 4/5

Ok I guessI don’t know if anyone else noticed this but the lady really sounds like she’s got an awful blocked noise and the man sounds really monotone. I think this podcast needs a bit of tweaking but it was somewhat interesting I guess.Score: 3/5

Great podcast! Love it!The short dramas, stories are great and the details are rich and captivating..Score: 5/5

Can’t get enough can you do 2 pew week!All the way from Aus I love listening to the narrative of the stories and dramatisation. Can you do 2 per week? 1 isn’t enough!.Score: 5/5

Great ShowVery detailed and professional..Score: 5/5

Cringey and awful dramatisationWhere do I start? The hosts narrates in a cheerful tone for a morbid podcast; the outro is awful and cringe-worthy. The dramatisation adds nothing to the podcasts, just fillers to drag the length of the shows, no wonder there’s two parts for each case. The cases are interesting but there’s no many elements that makes it difficult to get into. Not a fan..Score: 1/5

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIMEWords cannot express how much I dislike the dramatisations used. The dramatisations are unnecessary and added no insight or substance to the overall story. The female lead is so upbeat that it is cringe worthy. There are many many true crime podcasts out there that use comedy tastefully in their storytelling - I simply can’t decide if she is trying to be funny or not..Score: 1/5

ParcastEverything made by parcast is on the nose.Score: 1/5

Awesome work 👏Love this series! I’m trying to hunt down the Hostage podcast but I can’t find it.... please help.... im looking forward to listening to it.Score: 5/5

Just awfulWhat a shame. This was a huge case / mystery in Australia and potentially a compelling true crime podcast. The dramatisation is just awful. Australians just don’t talk this way, it sounds cheap & cheesy, especially bad acting & cliche soap opera music underscoring it. I couldn’t continue after the first 5 minutes..Score: 2/5

Dreadful dramatizations!Good historical podcasts but with dreadful cringey dramatizations of the crimes with the worst acting you can imagine. Keep the podcast, stop the re-enactments!.Score: 3/5

Great show!I really enjoy the dramatisation, very engaging.Score: 5/5

Love the showLove the show and can’t wait for more.Score: 5/5

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Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories Podcast Episodes

E237: Daisy Zick Pt. 1

On January 14th, 1963, Raymond Mercer waited for his girlfriend, Daisy Zick, to show up at the factory where they both worked. She never arrived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E236: The Stelzriede Family Massacre Pt. 2

The 1874 Saxtown ax murders turned neighbor against neighbor in the small Illinois town. Missing money, a sizable inheritance, and rumors of a family feud inflamed paranoid accusations. And just as it seemed justice might be served, the case ran cold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E235: The Stelzriede Family Massacre Pt. 1

On March 19th, 1874, Fritz Stelzriede picked up a mysterious package and made rounds at a farm auction before heading home to Saxtown, Illinois. By the next morning, his home had been ransacked, and the entire family was dead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E234: “The Green Bicycle Case” Bella Wright

On July 5th 1919, 21-year-old Bella Wright was found dead in the English countryside, her bicycle strewn across the road beside her. Investigators thought her death was accidental, until new evidence revealed she had been murdered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E233: "Hitler's Half-Niece" Geli Raubal Pt. 2

The 1931 gunshot death of Geli Raubal was ruled a suicide by Munich police, but for many people, questions remained. With Hitler’s political career on the line, Nazi officials resorted to cruel measures to control the official narrative.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E232: "Hitler's Half-Niece" Geli Raubal Pt. 1

She’s said to be Hitler’s greatest love — a vivacious companion who became a romantic obsession. Was Geli Raubal also the future Führer’s first victim?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E231: Florence Broadhurst Pt. 2

By March 1989, Florence Broadhurst’s case had been cold for over a decade. But a string of murders in suburban Sydney, Australia brought renewed attention to the legendary designer’s mysterious death.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

E230: Florence Broadhurst Pt. 1

Sultry stage performer, shrewd businesswoman, charming dressmaker… Florence Broadhurst knew the power of bold reinvention. In 1961, on the brink of financial ruin, she took a gamble that created an empire. But the enemies were close behind.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)

For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful. But the clues remain, the questions linger, and the case unofficially stays open…  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history’s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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