The Dating Game Killer

The Dating Game Killer


In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of The Dating Game Killer?

There are 5 episodes avaiable of The Dating Game Killer.

What is The Dating Game Killer about?

We have categorized The Dating Game Killer as:

  • Society & Culture
  • True Crime

Where can you listen to The Dating Game Killer?

The Dating Game Killer is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did The Dating Game Killer start?

The first episode of The Dating Game Killer that we have available was released 22 February 2020.

Who creates the podcast The Dating Game Killer?

The Dating Game Killer is produced and created by Wondery.