Stranglers Investigative

Hosted By: Portland Helmich
Produced By: Stitcher & Northern Light Productions

Stranglers investigates the nineteen months, that included 13 known murders, in the city of Boston.

Between interviews with actual suspects, extensive original research and new conversations with the victims’ family members, prepare to explore every facet of the case.

Did the right person confess? Or where there multiple stranglers?

Stranglers Podcast Host:

Portland Helmich is an accomplished TV host, interviewer, voice-over talent, writer, producer, and actor.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Empathetic Approach: Listeners appreciate Helmich’s empathetic and compassionate approach to the subject matter, as she explores the human element of the case, delving into the lives of the victims and the impact on their families.
  • Historical and Psychological Exploration: Beyond being a true crime podcast, Stranglers delves into the historical and psychological aspects of the Boston Strangler case. Listeners appreciate the broader context and the exploration of societal impacts and changes in law enforcement procedures.
  • Broad Appeal: Stranglers attracts a diverse range of listeners, appealing not only to true crime enthusiasts but also to those interested in history, psychology, and the human experience, making it accessible to a wider audience.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Lack of New Information: A few listeners have expressed disappointment with the lack of fresh revelations or new evidence presented in the podcast. They were hoping for more new discoveries or insights that could shed further light on the Boston Strangler case.
  • Overemphasis on Personal Anecdotes: While the human element of the case is generally praised, a few listeners have felt that the podcast occasionally veers too much into personal anecdotes or tangents, distracting from the main focus.
  • Repetition and Redundancies: Some listeners have noted instances of repetitive information or redundant storytelling within episodes or across the series.
  • Insufficient Exploration of other Suspects: Some listeners have expressed a desire for more in-depth examination of alternative suspects or theories surrounding the Boston Strangler case.

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