Monster: The Zodiac Killer Investigative, Tenderfoot

Hosted By: Payne Lindsey
Produced By: iHeartRadio & Tenderfoot

Monster: The Zodiac Killer dives into one of the most notorious, unsolved serial killing sprees in history, The Zodiac Killer.

Listen to interviews with investigators from the case, journalists and family members of victims as this podcast aims to unpack 50 years of search efforts to answer the biggest question… who is the Zodiac?

Monster: The Zodiac Killer Podcast Host:

Payne Lindsey is a filmmaker and documentarian known for his dedication to exploring cold cases. He gained widespread recognition with the podcast’s first season, which focused on the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, a high school teacher and beauty queen from Ocilla, Georgia, who went missing in 2005. Lindsey’s investigative efforts led to renewed interest in the case, eventually contributing to a break in the investigation.

Praise from Listeners*:

New Insights and Perspectives: The podcast provides new insights and alternative perspectives on the unsolved mystery, presenting theories that challenge conventional wisdom.

In-depth Interviews: Listeners appreciate the interviews with key individuals involved in the case, such as investigators, witnesses, and experts, adding credibility and authenticity to the storytelling.

Community Engagement: Monster: The Zodiac Killer fosters a community of true crime enthusiasts who actively engage in discussions, share theories, and exchange information about the case.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Pacing and Length: Some listeners feel that the podcast could be more concise and that certain episodes or segments are overly long, leading to a slower pace and occasional repetition of information.
  • Speculation: Critics argue that at times, the podcast leans too heavily on speculation and hypothetical scenarios, straying away from presenting concrete facts and evidence. This approach can frustrate listeners seeking a more evidence-based analysis.
  • Limited Exploration of Alternative Suspects: A few listeners argue that the podcast predominantly focuses on specific suspects or theories, potentially neglecting other viable possibilities.

* Note: The TCC teams aims to keep this as an unbiased search database. In order to do this, we only share likes/dislikes that are the most mentioned from the last 50 reviews on iTunes.

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