We were just looking for a True Crime TV Club offering darkly suited to Valentine’s Day. What we got was an episode of 20/20 so densely packed with murder, depravity and institutional incompetence you might want to take notes. Or you can just rely on the ones Christopher and Eric have taken for you as they serve up 20/20, Episode 9, Season 43, “The Dating Game Killer”. Join your hosts for a terrifying ride that hops counties, cities and coasts as a handsome psychopath uses the free love movement and the historic crime waves of the 70’s to conceal a massive killing spree, the sheer scope of which has only recently come to light. Meet Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game Killer. The man who got away with murder again and again.
(This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)