The Dark Side of Barbie: Four Crime Podcasts that Involve the iconic doll
(And, sorry Barbie girl!)
She’s famous for pink perfection, loooooong legs and spreading joy around the world, so there couldn’t possibly be a dark side to the happiest doll on the planet.
Or could there?
From the story of the notorious criminals dubbed the ‘Ken & Barbie Killers’, to spine-chilling Barbie calling cards, here’s four crime podcast episodes from LiSTNR that explore a different side of Barbie’s legacy:
1. Killer Psyche with Candice DeLong – Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The Ken & Barbie Killers
In this gripping episode of “Killer Psyche,” former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong delves into the horrifying murders perpetrated by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, infamously known as the ‘Ken and Barbie Killers.’ Although their media-given monikers highlighted their attractive and youthful looks, their actions were far from innocent. This episode explores the psychology that brought these killers together and uncovers the reason why only one remains incarcerated to this day.
2. True Crime Garage – The Barbie Doll Killer Part 1 & 2
In 1995, six-year-old Rosie Tapia was tragically taken from her bedroom in the middle of the night.
Her body was found nearby, just hours later. Although Rosie’s case remains unsolved, a Barbie Doll was left on her grave days after her funeral.
Could this Barbie be the key to finding Rosie’s killer?
3. The First Degree – Killing Time: Barbie Blunders
Curious about the history of Barbie?
Where did she come from and why did she become so popular?
In this episode of The First Degree, Jac Vanek, Alexis Linkletter and Billy Jensen take us through the controversial editions of Barbie that Mattel would probably rather us forget.
Listen from 10:54 mins to catch up on the history of Barbie, or jump to 34:53 mins.
4. My Favorite Murder – Live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta (The Barbie Bandits)
In this special Live episode of My Favourite Murder, Karen and Georgia take us through the story of Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller aka the ‘Barbie Bandits’.
Story begins: 50:30 mins
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