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The First Degree

The First Degree

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Join Ladygang's Jac Vanek, true crime TV producer Alexis Linkletter, and investigative journalist Billy Jensen on a chilling ride into the darkest corners of your worst nightmares. We're talking murder, serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories and beyond, all told through the eyes of a guest who is one degree of separation from the story itself. From Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer to an unknown heinous murder in your very own hometown, The First Degree will bring a new and refreshing perspective to the true crime phenomenon. And who knows... you may be our next guest.

Latest Episodes

Thanksgiving

45 min1 w ago
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Thanksgiving

Westley Young

In 2006, a Myspace post began circulating among a group of friends in Stevens point Wisconsin. The claims made in the post were sinister, horrifying and suggested that a murder had taken place. The revelations that followed devastated the community, fractured a group of friends and left loved ones of the victim at a complete loss. On episode 118, Jac, Alexis & Billy profile and search for answers in the perplexing case of Westley Young. Please support the show by checking out our sponsors! Simplisafe: Get up to 50% off SimpliSafe plus a free security camera today by visiting SimpliSafe.com/FIRSTDEGREE Vistaprint: Go to Vistaprint.com/FIRSTDEGREE to get started on your unregiftable gift. The holidays are coming up! Chil Wellness: Visit Chilwellness.com and enter “15OFF” at checkout for 15% off your order. Embark: Go to Embarkvet.com now to get the best deal of the year AND free shipping. Use Promo code FIRSTDEGREE to save $64 off your Embark Breed and Health Kit Green Chef: Go to GreenChef.com and use code first90 to get $90 off including free shipping

66 min2 w ago
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Westley Young

Coach Scully

A high school pole vaulting coach doesn’t show up for practice. His car is then found on the side of the roads near the woods, door open, keys still in the ignition. That’s just the beginning of this twisted case. In episode 117, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve deep into the story of Jeremy Scully, and uncover a tale of sex clubs, falling in love, jealousy and murder. Plus, talking dream talk show guests for Killing Time.

71 min3 w ago
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Coach Scully

Stephen Perez

Imagine enlisting in the army before you even turn 18. You do two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, come back home to Boston and pursue a career in law enforcement. Then one night when you’re out with friends, words are exchanged with another group. A brawl ensues. And the unthinkable happens. On episode 116, Jac, Alexis and Billy investigate the murder of Stephen Perez. And if you stick around for Killing Time, you will finally learn what Alexis and Billy were up to on Long Island.

67 minNOV 4
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Stephen Perez

Dianne Hood, Part 2

Diane Hood had been murdered in cold blood by her husband’s lover. That much is clear. But what everyone wants to know now is: Did she act alone, or did Diane’s husband come up with the idea? In episode 115, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude the story of the Fatal Attraction killing, with tales of manipulation, mercy killings, a life insurance policy, and a man twisting Bible verses for evil.

62 minOCT 28
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Dianne Hood, Part 2

Dianne Hood

Two women walk through a parking lot at night. They are accosted by a masked figure who demands their belongings. They comply. But as one of them runs away, she is shot in the back. The masked assailant then stands over her and shoots her in the chest, killing her. The police first think it’s a robbery gone wrong. But as they dig further, they find something far more sinister. In episode 114, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the Colorado Springs murder of Dianne Hood. Support the show by checking out our sponsors: Caliper: Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code FIRSTDEGREE at TRYCALIPER.COM/FIRSTDEGREE Daily Harvest: Go to DAILY HARVEST.com and enter promo code FIRST to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Noom: Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/FIRSTDEGREE Shapermint: Go to Shapermint.com/FIRSTDEGREE and use code FIRSTDEGREE, to get an exclusive listener added discount of an extra 10% off your order

62 minOCT 21
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Dianne Hood

Vicki Logan & Wanda Faye Turner

Imagine being in college and getting a phone call--the police think one of your best friends from high school, a guy you thought of as a little brother-- murdered his mother and grandmother. Where would your mind go? Would you immediately think “this can’t be true” and go into help mode? Would you be defiant till the end? Or as the evidence piled up against him, would you finally accept it? In episode 113, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the murders of Vicki Logan and Wanda Faye Turner. Support the show by checking out our sponsors: Daily Harvest: Go to Dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FIRST to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Green Chef: Go to GreenChef.com/degree80 and use code degree80 to get $80 off across 4 boxes including free shipping on your first box! Healist: Go to Healistnaturals.com/Firstdegree to sign up and get your free sample today NetSuite: Let NetSuite show you how they’ll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at NetSuite.com/FIRSTDEGREE

65 minOCT 14
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Vicki Logan & Wanda Faye Turner

Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 3

In episode 112, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with part three of their series on The Oklahoma City Bombing. Please support the show by checking out our sponsors: Healist: Go to Healistnaturals.com/Firstdegree to sign up and get your free sample today Upstart: Go to Upstart.com/firstdegree to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be

53 minOCT 7
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Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 3

Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 2

Imagine you just got married six weeks ago. You’re both secret service agents. You work in Phoenix. She works in Oklahoma City, but you are planning your next rendezvous soon. Then one morning, your beeper is filled with pages, one after another. All of them urgent. You learn the federal building in Oklahoma City has been destroyed by a terror attack. In episode 111, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined by another first degree connected with the Oklahoma City Bombing, and they cover the crime scene investigation and capture of Timothy McVeigh. Support the show by checking out these sponsors: Curology: Go to Curology.com/firstdegree for a free 30-day trial Daily Harvest: Go to DAILYHARVEST.com and enter promo code FIRST to get twenty-five dollars off your first box Healist: Go to Healistnaturals.com/Firstdegree to sign up and get your free sample today Madison Reed: Listeners get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit. Go to Madison-Reed.com and Use code: FIRSTDEGREEPODCAST

42 minSEP 30
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Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 2

Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 1

Depending on your generation, you have those defining moments of our childhood, where you can recall exactly where you were when it happened. For baby boomers, it's the Kennedy assassination, for GenX’rs, it's the Challenger explosion, for Millennials, its 9/11. But how you would feel if you were a child, watching the events unfold on TV, and not knowing if a loved one who was there at the site of one of these events was alive or dead. In episode 110, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the horror of one of the worst terror attacks in American history, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Please support the show by checking out our sponsors: Caliper: Go to CALIPER.COM/FIRSTDEGREE. Don’t forget promo code FIRSTDEGREE for 20% off your first order! Madison Reed: Go to Madison-Reed.com, Listeners get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on their first Color Kit with code FIRSTDEGREEPODCAST Noom: Visit noom.com/FIRSTDEGREE to start your trial today Shapermint: Go to Shapermint.com/F...

54 minSEP 23
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Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 1

Latest Episodes

Thanksgiving

45 min1 w ago
Comments
Thanksgiving

Westley Young

In 2006, a Myspace post began circulating among a group of friends in Stevens point Wisconsin. The claims made in the post were sinister, horrifying and suggested that a murder had taken place. The revelations that followed devastated the community, fractured a group of friends and left loved ones of the victim at a complete loss. On episode 118, Jac, Alexis & Billy profile and search for answers in the perplexing case of Westley Young. Please support the show by checking out our sponsors! Simplisafe: Get up to 50% off SimpliSafe plus a free security camera today by visiting SimpliSafe.com/FIRSTDEGREE Vistaprint: Go to Vistaprint.com/FIRSTDEGREE to get started on your unregiftable gift. The holidays are coming up! Chil Wellness: Visit Chilwellness.com and enter “15OFF” at checkout for 15% off your order. Embark: Go to Embarkvet.com now to get the best deal of the year AND free shipping. Use Promo code FIRSTDEGREE to save $64 off your Embark Breed and Health Kit Green Chef: Go to GreenChef.com and use code first90 to get $90 off including free shipping

66 min2 w ago
Comments
Westley Young

Coach Scully

A high school pole vaulting coach doesn’t show up for practice. His car is then found on the side of the roads near the woods, door open, keys still in the ignition. That’s just the beginning of this twisted case. In episode 117, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve deep into the story of Jeremy Scully, and uncover a tale of sex clubs, falling in love, jealousy and murder. Plus, talking dream talk show guests for Killing Time.

71 min3 w ago
Comments
Coach Scully

Stephen Perez

Imagine enlisting in the army before you even turn 18. You do two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, come back home to Boston and pursue a career in law enforcement. Then one night when you’re out with friends, words are exchanged with another group. A brawl ensues. And the unthinkable happens. On episode 116, Jac, Alexis and Billy investigate the murder of Stephen Perez. And if you stick around for Killing Time, you will finally learn what Alexis and Billy were up to on Long Island.

67 minNOV 4
Comments
Stephen Perez

Dianne Hood, Part 2

Diane Hood had been murdered in cold blood by her husband’s lover. That much is clear. But what everyone wants to know now is: Did she act alone, or did Diane’s husband come up with the idea? In episode 115, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude the story of the Fatal Attraction killing, with tales of manipulation, mercy killings, a life insurance policy, and a man twisting Bible verses for evil.

62 minOCT 28
Comments
Dianne Hood, Part 2

Dianne Hood

Two women walk through a parking lot at night. They are accosted by a masked figure who demands their belongings. They comply. But as one of them runs away, she is shot in the back. The masked assailant then stands over her and shoots her in the chest, killing her. The police first think it’s a robbery gone wrong. But as they dig further, they find something far more sinister. In episode 114, Jac, Alexis and Billy explore the Colorado Springs murder of Dianne Hood. Support the show by checking out our sponsors: Caliper: Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code FIRSTDEGREE at TRYCALIPER.COM/FIRSTDEGREE Daily Harvest: Go to DAILY HARVEST.com and enter promo code FIRST to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Noom: Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/FIRSTDEGREE Shapermint: Go to Shapermint.com/FIRSTDEGREE and use code FIRSTDEGREE, to get an exclusive listener added discount of an extra 10% off your order

62 minOCT 21
Comments
Dianne Hood

Vicki Logan & Wanda Faye Turner

Imagine being in college and getting a phone call--the police think one of your best friends from high school, a guy you thought of as a little brother-- murdered his mother and grandmother. Where would your mind go? Would you immediately think “this can’t be true” and go into help mode? Would you be defiant till the end? Or as the evidence piled up against him, would you finally accept it? In episode 113, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the murders of Vicki Logan and Wanda Faye Turner. Support the show by checking out our sponsors: Daily Harvest: Go to Dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FIRST to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! Green Chef: Go to GreenChef.com/degree80 and use code degree80 to get $80 off across 4 boxes including free shipping on your first box! Healist: Go to Healistnaturals.com/Firstdegree to sign up and get your free sample today NetSuite: Let NetSuite show you how they’ll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at NetSuite.com/FIRSTDEGREE

65 minOCT 14
Comments
Vicki Logan & Wanda Faye Turner

Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 3

In episode 112, Jac, Alexis and Billy conclude with part three of their series on The Oklahoma City Bombing. Please support the show by checking out our sponsors: Healist: Go to Healistnaturals.com/Firstdegree to sign up and get your free sample today Upstart: Go to Upstart.com/firstdegree to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be

53 minOCT 7
Comments
Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 3

Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 2

Imagine you just got married six weeks ago. You’re both secret service agents. You work in Phoenix. She works in Oklahoma City, but you are planning your next rendezvous soon. Then one morning, your beeper is filled with pages, one after another. All of them urgent. You learn the federal building in Oklahoma City has been destroyed by a terror attack. In episode 111, Jac, Alexis and Billy are joined by another first degree connected with the Oklahoma City Bombing, and they cover the crime scene investigation and capture of Timothy McVeigh. Support the show by checking out these sponsors: Curology: Go to Curology.com/firstdegree for a free 30-day trial Daily Harvest: Go to DAILYHARVEST.com and enter promo code FIRST to get twenty-five dollars off your first box Healist: Go to Healistnaturals.com/Firstdegree to sign up and get your free sample today Madison Reed: Listeners get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit. Go to Madison-Reed.com and Use code: FIRSTDEGREEPODCAST

42 minSEP 30
Comments
Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 2

Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 1

Depending on your generation, you have those defining moments of our childhood, where you can recall exactly where you were when it happened. For baby boomers, it's the Kennedy assassination, for GenX’rs, it's the Challenger explosion, for Millennials, its 9/11. But how you would feel if you were a child, watching the events unfold on TV, and not knowing if a loved one who was there at the site of one of these events was alive or dead. In episode 110, Jac, Alexis and Billy delve into the horror of one of the worst terror attacks in American history, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Please support the show by checking out our sponsors: Caliper: Go to CALIPER.COM/FIRSTDEGREE. Don’t forget promo code FIRSTDEGREE for 20% off your first order! Madison Reed: Go to Madison-Reed.com, Listeners get 10% off plus FREE SHIPPING on their first Color Kit with code FIRSTDEGREEPODCAST Noom: Visit noom.com/FIRSTDEGREE to start your trial today Shapermint: Go to Shapermint.com/F...

54 minSEP 23
Comments
Oklahoma City Bombing, Part 1
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