True Crime Bullsh** is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer, Israel Keyes. Host Josh Hallmark takes listeners on a strange, terrifying, and emotional journey, as he attempts to find the missing, understand a killer, explore the impacts of crime, and reconcile with those left behind.
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“I’m like a dog, always barking at a ghost.”
-I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me, Laura Gibson
In March of 2012, Israel Keyes was pulled over outside of Lufkin, Texas. And in that moment, hundreds of lives would be forever changed. Including mine. At first, I became obsessed with this murder mystery in reverse; we knew who the killer was, but not his victims. I needed to know. I needed closure for those lost I’d never even known.
But over the last three years, the deeper I got into the FBI files and hundreds of missing persons reports, the more compelled I became by the stories surrounding Israel. There was a connectivity between the people in his life, the lives he took, the lives lost all across the country. I started to see the true crime genre so differently. I became haunted by the faces of the missing, and their families, and their stories.
I needed to find the humanity in this story. And so True Crime Bullsh** became as much about finding Israel’s missing victims as it did deconstructing True Crime and sharing the stories of those impacted by it. And how I lost myself in it.
True Crime Bullsh** is sixty percent listener-funded. There are several ways you can help support the making of this show, including monthly support through Patreon and one-time donations through PayPal. Patreon patrons have access to rewards including ad-free episodes, access to FBI files, and more. Consider supporting the show for as little as one dollar per month.
True Crime Bullsh** is made possible by the many generous listeners who have and continue to support the show, including the following patrons giving at the highest level:
Jessica Alihodzic, Krissa Swain Randolph, Hannah Rose, Denise de la Veaux, John Lawson, Jennifer Head, Vicki Russell, Christina Sisson, Spooky, Jake Davis, Helga Zauner, Lenore Monai