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Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast

Rorie Jane McCormack
23 episodes   Last Updated: May 27, 24
Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast is a scripted narrative true crime podcast hosted and produced by Rorie Jane McCormack. Each season curates a series of true crime cases related to a single theme. The theme of Season 1 is Captivity and explores cases of human captivity in various settings, such as child abduction, familial confinement, and human exhibits. New episodes are released every two weeks on a Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts.

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In December 1965, an armed gang abducted a 17-year-old girl from her home in a premeditated raid. Their ringleader had been stalking and intimidating the girl and her family for months before striking. He intended to abuse and humiliate her, breaking her down, until she agreed to marry him. The law was on his side, and if she refused, she would be shunned by her community. Instead, Franca Viola courageously took her attacker to court, in a trial that sent shockwaves through Italian society. This is her story.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.More from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In July 1984, a 22-year-old athlete was abducted from a Montana mountain trail during a training run. Her abductors, father and son survivalists living off-grid in the wilderness had decided to steal a bride to establish and grow their very own mountain colony. When the woman didn’t return, her friends alerted authorities and inadvertently set off a tragic chain of events that not everyone would walk away from. This episode covers the abduction of Kari Swenson.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Read more from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In August 1982, three generations of a single family disappeared from a camping trip in British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) began an investigation but diverted resources to chase down a phantom theory of the crime. When a burnt-out vehicle was found in the wilderness, they realised that the true perpetrator had been hiding in plain sight all along. This is the story of the Bentley and Johnson family murders.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Read more from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In May 2018, a 24-year-old woman was making her way home from a bus stop in Enniskerry, Country Wicklow, when she was brazenly snatched from the street and bundled into a car. Authorities soon traced the vehicle to a 40-year-old man and initiated a manhunt to apprehend him. What followed was a tense stand-off with a desperate man, determined to hide his crime. This episode covers the case of Jastine Valdez.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Read more from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This bonus episode gives a behind the scenes look at the host and making of the podcast.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Read more from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Article: Who Owns a Story? Sensationalism, Ownership & the Right to Anonymity in True Crime Narratives by Rorie Jane McCormack.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This bonus episode follows on from The Darkest Hour: The Tragedy of the Stardust Fire, and explores the stories of the victims who lost their lives in the devastating nightclub fire on the 14th of February 1981.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.More from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On Valentine’s Day 1981, several Dublin families were woken in the early hours of the morning by frantic neighbours searching for their children. For many of those families, they would never see their children again. By morning, 44 people would be dead, with four more dying from their injuries within several weeks, and a further 214 injured. This is the story of the Stardust Fire, the worst tragedy of its kind in Irish history.Moore, Christy, ‘They Never Came Home’, YouTube.Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. The theme of this season is captivity. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.More from Rorie Jane McCormack on Medium.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In February 1984, an 11-year-old boy was abducted from his Baton Rouge home by a trusted family friend. To authorities, it seemed that the pair had vanished without a trace. A week later, a phone call provided a vital clue to the boy’s whereabouts. No one could have predicted the extraordinary circumstances that would lead one father to exact his own brand of vigilante justice. This episode covers the case of the abduction of Jody Plauché. Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. The theme of this season is captivity. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
As the 19th of February 1979 approached, the loyal disciples of the Ant Hill Kids cult anxiously awaited the end of the world. From their remote commune in Eastern Québec, their messiah, Roch Thériault or Moses, as he called himself, preached of fire and brimstone. He told them that he alone could provide salvation from the coming apocalypse. Only it wasn’t salvation he offered his followers, but cruelty and systematic dehumanisation. As each year passed, he became more and more unhinged and inflicted unbelievable violence on those around him. This is the story of the Ant Hill Kids Cult. Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. The theme of this season is captivity. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In August 2012, a Dublin woman drove to an isolated cemetery, parked her car, and seemingly vanished. Based on her complicated history, including time spent in psychiatric institutions, and the proximity to rocky cliffs that dropped dramatically into the Irish Sea, authorities believed that her disappearance may have been intentional. But nothing stays buried forever. The following year, evidence began to emerge to suggest that foul play was involved. As police closed in on a suspect, the salacious details of this case entranced the public. This episode covers the disappearance of Elaine O’Hara. Propensity is a true crime anthology podcast. The theme of this season is captivity. New episodes are released every second Tuesday, while in season. Propensity is available wherever you get podcasts. Disclaimer: This podcast deals with themes of an adult nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.To find out more about Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast, visit the website, www.propensitypod.com. Here you will find detailed show notes, episode-related images, and a full list of sources used in this episode.Follow the podcast on Instagram here, and TikTok here. You can contact the show by email at propensitypod@gmail.com.Listen to the episode now. Available wherever you get podcasts.Additional Music: Dishonest Vows R, Lies Beneath, The Velvet Twilight, Slip Stream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.