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  • Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.
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  • Nov 5 2021

    Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent.  After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.

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    2 mins
  • Nov 16 2021

    Helen and Olga are on a mission to help homeless men in Los Angeles, when tragedy strikes. Twice.

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    32 mins
  • Nov 16 2021

    An insurance investigator’s hunch leads law enforcement to assign a task force to tail two little old ladies.

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    33 mins

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Frightening that it is real

Well Done. Excellent presentation of the facts and situation. Sad story on the deprivity of two old ladies who valued money above humanity.

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Labeled wrong?

I’m confused. It is labeled the 1st episode, but throughout the narrator says it’s episode 4. The actual story doesn’t match the description posted here. Has potential but I’m confused.

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excellent

Keith Morrison was excellent as usual. these 2 women were absolutely cold blooded. great listen!

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Devious Con Women

Such a diabolical pair, lives lost. Eventually the women received the verdict and sentencing they deserved. Dateline narrator, Keith Morrison is always enjoyable to listen to, such a calm, soothing voice, no matter the subject matter...

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wow!

If this wasn't true you'd have to worry about the person who would make it up! Riveting, keeps you wanting to listen to all the episodes at once. My husband even got interested in it when I was listening to it in our car. His mother was Hungarian and escaped from the communists around the same time.....interesting...

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Highly entertaining...

I am a huge fan of Dateline's TV program and new to podcasts. So I was extremely pleased to find this in-depth case study. I hope to find more.

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omg so good

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Enthralling!!!

I just couldn’t wait for all the facts to unfold. It was very interesting & well done. Loved it!