It all just got a little dark.
So you thought Barbie was all about pink perfection, long legs, and spreading joy? Well, think again! Turns out, there’s a darker side to the happiest doll on the planet, and LiSTNR has got the crime podcasts to prove it.
From the story of the notorious criminals dubbed the ‘Ken & Barbie Killers’, to spine-chilling Barbie calling cards, LiSTNR have rounded up four crime podcast episodes exploring a different side of Barbie’s legacy.
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If you’re still waiting to see the Barbie movie, or you’ve already been there and done that, maybe dive into some of these spine-chilling episodes. Sorry, Barbie girl!
Killer Psyche with Candice DeLong – Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The Ken & Barbie Killers
Former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong takes you on a gripping journey into the horrifying murders committed by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, infamously known as the ‘Ken and Barbie Killers.’ These attractive and youthful-looking criminals might have seemed innocent at first glance, but their actions were far from it. Uncover the twisted psychology that brought them together and find out why only one of them remains behind bars to this day.
Listen to the episode here.
True Crime Garage – The Barbie Doll Killer Part 1 & 2
In 1995, the heart-wrenching case of six-year-old Rosie Tapia shocked the world. Abducted from her bedroom in the dead of night, her body was found just hours later. But the mystery doesn’t end there – a Barbie Doll was left on her grave a few days after her funeral. Could this little doll hold the key to solving Rosie’s tragic murder?
Part 1: Listen here.
Part 2: Listen here.
The First Degree – Killing Time: Barbie Blunders
Want to know more about Barbie’s history? Join Jac Vanek, Alexis Linkletter, and Billy Jensen as they take you through the controversial editions of Barbie that Mattel would probably rather forget. From questionable choices to blunders, this episode of The First Degree will make you see Barbie in a whole new light.
Listen from 10:54 mins to catch up on the history of Barbie, or jump to 34:53 mins.
Listen to the episode here.
My Favorite Murder – Live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta (The Barbie Bandits)
In this special live episode, Karen and Georgia unravel the incredible story of Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller, also known as the ‘Barbie Bandits.’ These ladies took their criminal endeavors to a whole new level, and their tale is as fascinating as it is outrageous.
Story begins: 50:30 mins
Click here to listen.
So, buckle up, because this journey into the dark side of Barbie is anything but child’s play. Prepare to be captivated, intrigued, and maybe a little spooked by these thrilling crime podcasts.