A True Crime Podcast Series from NJ.com

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In 1971, a mild-mannered accountant and Sunday school teacher from New Jersey meticulously murdered his wife, mother and three children. John List left behind a letter explaining his horrific deeds and disappeared to start a new life. Now, two award-winning journalists go inside the mind of the killer, uncover new details about the doomed family and the twisted crime that took their lives, and take you along on the unbelievable 18-year quest to bring this father to justice.

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Bonus Episode: Postcards from the edge

Bonus Episode: Postcards from the edge

Our hosts answer your questions and reveal more surprising details from the cutting room floor.Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father Wants Us DeadContact...

Episode 9: Sympathy for the devil

Episode 9: Sympathy for the devil

50 years later, two reporters try to understand what drove John List to commit such atrocities — and the real cost.Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father...

Episode 8: Judgment Day

Episode 8: Judgment Day

Back in New Jersey to stand trial, John List makes one last attempt to stay free.Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father Wants Us DeadContact Us Use the...

Episode 7: The old lady and the tabloids

Episode 7: The old lady and the tabloids

Eighteen years after the murders, a tip from an unlikely source leads authorities to John List's doorstep.Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father Wants Us...

Episode 6: America’s Most Wanted

Episode 6: America’s Most Wanted

With the trail gone cold, police try one last gambit to find their man. Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father Wants Us DeadContact Us Use the form below...

Episode 5: The Talented Mr. List

Episode 5: The Talented Mr. List

As police frantically search for the mysterious killer, John List slips out of one identity and into another.Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father Wants...

Episode 4: Mopping up the blood

Episode 4: Mopping up the blood

Step by terrible step, John List systematically kills each member of his family — and then confesses everything. Recent Posts:Subscribe to Father...

Episode 2: The boogeyman of Westfield

Episode 2: The boogeyman of Westfield

John List moved his family to New Jersey seeking a better life, but this seemingly ordinary accountant will turn out to be the scariest neighbor his...

Episode 1: The mansion turned morgue

Episode 1: The mansion turned morgue

In a quiet, well-to-do New Jersey suburb in December 1971, police make a shocking discovery that sends the community reeling — and launches a...

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