Sisanie sat down with award-nominated podcast host Payne Lindsey to get all the deets on new iHeartRadio podcast Monster: The Zodiac Killer. The podcast, which is nominated for four iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, including Podcast of the Year, revisits the infamous case of the Zodiac killer.
Host Payne Lindsey teams up with “Stuff They Don't Want You To Know” host Matt Frederick as they interview more than 30 people about the still-unidentified killer who had seven confirmed victims (two of whom survived) between 1968 and 1969. The serial killer murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa and San Francisco.
“I was just a fan like everyone else,” Payne told Sisanie of how he got started with the podcast. “… We don’t want to just retell something for the sake of doing it,” he added of Monster: The Zodiac Killer. “We want to bring new information to the table and really make it informative and be helpful if possible.”
Payne, who interviews witnesses and even some surviving victims, explains that they’ve set out to obtain new evidence and information.
“It really hinges on a couple of things,” he said of finally identifying the killer. “One being certain police departments releasing information that has to do with DNA and stuff like that and we’ve been bugging some of these people and barking up all the trees and there’s new stories, new witness stories, so if anything it’ll bring some sort of new information that can help dispel some of the mystery here.”
Watch back the full interview above and catch the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards tonight at 8pm PT/11am ET live steam here!