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The Hidden True Crime podcast and YouTube Channel bring criminal psychology and journalism together in a “genre-breaking” way as the husband-and-wife team of Dr. John Matthias and Lauren Matthias explore the psychological elements and hidden motivations of unthinkable crimes within the larger context of the human condition.

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For those asking about Excelsior Spring’s Timothy Haslett, please see our full playlist of videos and interviews HERE: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn... #TimothyHaslett #JaynieCrossdale #bluebarrellkiller #kansascityKiller The murder charge came down while I was at the Rust Shooting Trial of Alec Baldwin, and we are grateful more light is being shed on Haslett, his crimes and the victims with the recent murder charge. We will continue following ...

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Happy anniversary!!

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John and I will be going live tomorrow (Saturday) night! You can catch me, Lauren, on Banfield tonight at 10 on News Nation to share my perspective inside the courtroom. ... See MoreSee Less

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I feel, after watching this, that the prosecutor Morrissey, the CST Poppell, Sherriff Corporal Hockman and the entire system perhaps, needs to be investigated by the New Mexico Attorney General for corruption. If Alec Baldwin was treated this way, how are poorer defendants treated? Every case that Kari Morrissey prosecuted should be looked at. I follow a lot of crime, and this was a kangaroo court. It must have been stunning for you, Lauren, to witness in person.

You guys changed my mind on him and on this case completely I totally agree with Dr. John and great episode

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Amazing, insightful commentary delivered conversationally by a journalist and forensic psychologist couple from their family home. Wonderfully engaging & intimate. Always linking the discussion of the crime at hand to larger truths about the human condition. One of my absolute favorite crime series.

Your podcast effectively weaves a tapestry of facts, knowledge, instinct and research that not only applies to the cases being discussed, but provides an opportunity for the listeners to employ the strategies discussed and enrich their own relationships.

Podcast I didn’t know I needed: I’ve been an avid true crime podcast listener, always seeming as though I walked away missing something. This podcast fills that void. The deep psychological dive this couple takes is both needed in this world of true crime and much appreciated.

I am stunned by your competency- content and presentation- as a team.

You guys need more followers. I watched all the Daybell-Vallow episodes in one day. I have some of the same traits and mental health issues that Lori has. I don’t want to kill anybody, but you explained the problem. Thank you. I wish you were my mental health professional.

This is the best assessment, hands down, I have heard in years with regard to analysis of the criminal mind…thank you for having such integrity and for not talking down to your audience.

I looked forward to listening to your first podcast and thoroughly enjoyed it. Novel, unique, intelligent, insightful and even inspiring. Who would have thought I could listen to an episode about this case and walk away feeling inclined to be more grateful, grounded, mindful, and accepting of my humanity and mortality? Love both of you and can’t wait for the next one.

I listened to all the podcasts. Very valuable, interesting and intriguing information! I love the way John speaks and teaches. I love his references and stories. I LOVE how he explains Chad’s behaviors through psychology, referencing well respected clinical philosophies. John explains what I sensed about him…I plan to listen to these podcasts again because they are just plain educational! And very interesting. Looking forward to dinner next week!

I love hearing a point of view from someone who understands the mind of a criminal. Please put out more podcasts and consider doing one live. I have so many questions!

This is utterly brilliant. The best podcast I have ever heard. Ever.

The most important podcast I’ve ever heard. This has to be some of the most profound content in media today. A must listen for anyone trying to understand dysfunctional people around them.