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The Wonderland Murders

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In 1981 four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin-- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral.

In 1981 four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin-- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral.
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In 1981 four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin-- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral.

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English


Episodes

What To Listen To: The Vanished

3/28/2019
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The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. Join host, Marissa Jones, as she explores each case often interviewing the loved ones who are still searching for answers. Subscribe and listen at wondery.fm/vanished

Duration:00:12:04

Introducing A Thrilling New True Crime Podcast

3/7/2019
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Case Closed is a true crime podcast about the times the bad guy didn’t get away with it. Season 1 investigates the murder of Erin Corwin, who was just 19 years old when she kissed her husband Jon goodbye at the Marine base in Twentynine Palms, California, and headed to Joshua Tree National Park to scout hiking trails. It was the last time he would ever see her alive. Subscribe at bit.ly/caseclosedpod.

Duration:00:25:45

Introducing Over My Dead Body | 14

2/12/2019
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What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or visit www.wondery.fm/omdb

Duration:00:06:09

Introducing Monstruo

1/9/2019
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The heart of a man is darkness… No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence. Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred. Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism... no terrifying detail will be left unexplored. Based on actual events, this immersive audio experience will shock you, terrify you, and possibly make you ill. Subscribe to Monstruo today at wondery.fm/monstruo

Duration:00:08:50

Introducing Last Seen | 13

12/11/2018
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It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. Listen to Last Seen today on...

Duration:00:07:38

Experience The Generation Why Podcast

12/3/2018
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The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Sit down with two friends, Aaron and Justin, who break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. Listen now at wondery.fm/genwhy

Duration:00:10:44

Iconic magazine editor Tina Brown and her new podcast | 12

11/27/2018
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As editor in chief at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown has had opportunity to sit down with the world’s most important people to hear their thoughts on the zeitgeist and on her new Podcast, “TBD with Tina Brown,” she invites you to hear her candid conversations with writers, politicals, crime sleuths, journalist and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Subscribe to TBD with Tina Brown on Apple Podcasts or by visiting wondery.fm/tbd

Duration:00:09:59

Malice in Wonderland: Interview with Dets. Tom Lange and Robert Souza | 7

6/21/2018
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Detectives Tom Lange and Robert Souza discuss the Wonderland murders and give you an inside look into the investigation as it actually happened. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip - Get your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at GetQuip.com/LACRIME Daily Harvest - Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code LACRIME to get three items FREE in your first box

Duration:00:52:37

Capture | 6

6/14/2018
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LAPD detectives arrest fugitive John Holmes in Miami and bring him back to Los Angeles, where he is charged with the four Wonderland murders. But convicting him will be difficult, since the prosecution’s key witnesses are victim Susan Launius, who can’t remember anything, and two drug addicts with long criminal records. As Detective Lange says, "When a crime occurs in hell, you don't have angels for witnesses." You can support this show by supporting our sponsors: Audible - Start a 30-day...

Duration:01:02:55

Revenge | 5

6/7/2018
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The Wonderland Gang celebrates their successful robbery of drug kingpin Eddie Nash. Although there’s talk of finding a new place before Nash can retaliate, Ron Launius decides to stay, certain he has the firepower to protect the house. The group spends the night doing drugs – unaware that Eddie Nash has found a way in. You can support this show by supporting our sponsors: Bombas - Save 20% on your first Bombas purchase by visiting bombas.com/HOLLYWOOD Casper - Get $50 towards select...

Duration:00:41:20

The Robbery | 4

5/31/2018
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After finding John Holmes's palm print at the house on Wonderland Avenue, police need to determine if the porn actor was a witness to the murders – or a participant. But what Detectives Tom Lange and Bob Souza really want to know is if Holmes will give up Eddie Nash. They’re confident Nash ordered the murders in retaliation for a home invasion robbery at his place two days earlier. If John doesn’t cooperate with police he could face the death penalty. But if he does, he could face something...

Duration:00:41:35

The Inside Man | 3

5/24/2018
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As John Holmes’s drug use makes him unreliable on the set, film jobs are harder to come by. Increasingly desperate, he’s begun stealing from his wife, his friends, his coworkers. But just when Holmes is about to hit rock bottom, he meets drug kingpin Eddie Nash and things start to look up – at least for a while. You can support this show by supporting our sponsors: Daily Harvest - Go to daily-harvest.com and enter promo code LACRIME to get three items FREE in your first box Bombas - Save...

Duration:00:49:22

The Snitch | 2

5/17/2018
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Two vice detectives arrest John Holmes on charges of pimping and pandering. Faced with serving hard time, he becomes an informant for the LAPD. As if mirroring his fictional counterpart, Johnny Wadd, Holmes becomes a real life undercover agent, turning in associates in the adult film industry. You can support this show by supporting our sponsors: Bombas - Save 20% on your first Bombas purchase by visiting bombas.com/HOLLYWOOD Hunt A Killer - To get 15% off go to...

Duration:00:41:47

Four on the Floor | 1

5/17/2018
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July 1, 1981. The Fourth of July weekend is over before it begins for LAPD Detectives Tom Lange and Robert Souza. Four people have been found brutally murdered on Wonderland Avenue in the Hollywood Hills. Another has been left for dead. From the extreme violence of the crime, Lange suspects that someone is sending a message. When a handprint is found near one of the victims, the detectives believe it could be their first big break. You can support this show by supporting our...

Duration:00:46:39

Introducing The Wonderland Murders

5/4/2018
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The Wonderland Murders premieres on May 17th.

Duration:00:02:04