Hidden: A True Crime Podcast

Hidden True Crime

Pull up a chair at our dinner table as the dynamic husband and wife duo of Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist, and Lauren Matthias, an investigative journalist, delve into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes. What are they hiding? What are they hiding from? What remains hidden? Find more on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/HiddenTrueCrime Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrimeHIDDEN TRUE CRIME PRODUCTIONSInquiries: HiddenTrueCrime@gmail.com / Ad sales: HiddenTrueCrime@gmail.com

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Our Editor's Take

People who commit horrible crimes all have one thing in common. They have something to hide. Hidden: A True Crime Podcast explores the psychology behind these horrific acts. Dr. John and Lauren Matthias host this riveting analysis of true crime stories.

Dr. John Matthias is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. In his long career, he has evaluated hundreds of cases and consulted on many others. John's wife, Lauren, is a skilled investigative journalist. She has reported for networks like ABC, FOX, and NBC. Together, the couple have created this thrilling examination of true crime. Fans of the podcast enjoy the research-based approach to true crime. Rather than focusing on the horrific aspects of the crime, the hosts analyze the motives. They explore the psychological drivers behind crimes without excusing the culprit's actions. Hidden: A True Crime Podcast features interviews with those closest to the story. Guests include friends and family members of the victims and perpetrators.

John and Lauren examine these stories in a respectful manner free of sensationalism. Instead of satisfying a morbid curiosity, they help listeners understand the human condition. The dynamic between the couple is charming and adds a pleasant tone to Hidden: A True Crime Podcast.

The care with which they interview guests makes this podcast an informative listening experience. They create a safe space for guests to be open about their experiences. They conduct interviews as a friendly conversation at their dinner table. The conversations help reveal the motivations behind the crimes.

Anyone interested in criminal psychology should try Hidden: A True Crime Podcast. The podcast examines more than the events of a crime. The hosts scrutinize what drives people to commit the worst crimes. Their psychological perspective helps listeners learn about the humanity within these stories. With expert storytelling and research, this podcast is a thorough and informative true crime listen.

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Episodes

TIM BALLARD EXPOSED: Forensic Psychologist John Matthias
1w ago
TIM BALLARD EXPOSED: Forensic Psychologist John Matthias
Many consider Tim Ballard a hero; a man fighting human trafficking and the subject of the movie “Sound of Freedom”. Several woman have come forward accusing Tim Ballard of assault.Hidden True Crime delves into the controversial figure and topic in a way no one else does. This podcast was originally recorded March 2, 2024DR. JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience in both clinical and forensic work. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and has consulted on numerous high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states.Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day.LAUREN MATTHIAS spent a decade working as an anchor and reporter. She has reported for News Nation and now produces the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.WEBSITE: https://hiddentruecrime.com/SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
CHAD DAYBELL TRIAL: Jury chosen.
Apr 10 2024
CHAD DAYBELL TRIAL: Jury chosen.
Eighteen jurors have been chosen. Opening statements begin Wednesday, April 10th. Join Hidden True Crime as we follow the Chad Daybell's trial beginning to end. Host Lauren Matthias is in the courtroom every day, doing lunch lives on YouTube and summarizing each day and week right here on Hidden: A True Crime Podcast.As jury selection begins, we speak with two jurors from Lori Vallow Daybell's trial.LAUREN MATTHIAS was a television reporter for a decade, and has followed the Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell case since 2019. Lauren and her husband John Matthias, a criminal psychologist, started Hidden True Crime in 2020 with their Season: 'Beyond the Veil' a psychological deep dive into the doomsday murders and prophet. A podcast that started at their dinner table has now turned into the dynamic husband and wife duo of Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist, and Lauren Matthias, an investigative journalist, delving into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes every week.Thank you for your support through sponsorships, subscribing, listening, and becoming at Patreon member at Patreon.com/HiddenTrueCrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
CHAD DAYBELL TRIAL: Tammy Daybell's Aunt Vicki Hoban talks Jury Selection
Apr 10 2024
CHAD DAYBELL TRIAL: Tammy Daybell's Aunt Vicki Hoban talks Jury Selection
Vicki Hoban, Chad Daybell's Aunt is in court every day along with Lauren Matthias. They share their experience with jury selection. Join Hidden True Crime as we follow the Chad Daybell's trial beginning to end. Host Lauren Matthias is in the courtroom every day, doing lunch lives on YouTube and summarizing each day and week right here on Hidden: A True Crime Podcast.As jury selection begins, we speak with two jurors from Lori Vallow Daybell's trial.LAUREN MATTHIAS was a television reporter for a decade, and has followed the Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell case since 2019. Lauren and her husband John Matthias, a criminal psychologist, started Hidden True Crime in 2020 with their Season: 'Beyond the Veil' a psychological deep dive into the doomsday murders and prophet. A podcast that started at their dinner table has now turned into the dynamic husband and wife duo of Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist, and Lauren Matthias, an investigative journalist, delving into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes every week.Thank you for your support through sponsorships, subscribing, listening, and becoming at Patreon member at Patreon.com/HiddenTrueCrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
CHAD DAYBELL TRIAL: Week One -Jury Selection
Apr 9 2024
CHAD DAYBELL TRIAL: Week One -Jury Selection
Join Hidden True Crime as we follow the Chad Daybell's trial beginning to end. Host Lauren Matthias is in the courtroom every day, doing lunch lives on YouTube and summarizing each day and week right here on Hidden: A True Crime Podcast. As jury selection begins, we speak with two jurors from Lori Vallow Daybell's trial. LAUREN MATTHIAS was a television reporter for a decade, and has followed the Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell case since 2019. Lauren and her husband John Matthias, a criminal psychologist, started Hidden True Crime in 2020 with their Season: 'Beyond the Veil' a psychological deep dive into the doomsday murders and prophet.  A podcast that started at their dinner table has now turned into the dynamic husband and wife duo of Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist, and Lauren Matthias, an investigative journalist, delving into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes every week. Thank you for your support through sponsorships, subscribing, listening, and becoming at Patreon member at Patreon.com/HiddenTrueCrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
BEYOND THE VEIL: Suzanne Freeman, Friend of Chad Daybell  PART TWO
Apr 8 2024
BEYOND THE VEIL: Suzanne Freeman, Friend of Chad Daybell PART TWO
PART TWO: This interview with Suzanne was originally recorded in 2022. A friend of Chad Daybell for 15 years, Suzanna and Chad had a falling out once he started publishing books by Julie Rowe. Suzanne emailed him and told him that his new beliefs would "Lead to death and destruction".Find out what else Suzanne knows and discovers during this heart-to-heart talk with investigative journalist and Hidden True Crime host Lauren Matthias.LAUREN MATTHIAS spent a decade working as an anchor and reporter. She has reported for News Nation and now produces the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
BEYOND THE VEIL: Suzanne Freeman, Friend of Chad Daybell  PART 1
Apr 5 2024
BEYOND THE VEIL: Suzanne Freeman, Friend of Chad Daybell PART 1
PART ONE: This interview with Suzanne was originally recorded in 2022. A friend of Chad Daybell for 15 years, Suzanna and Chad had a falling out once he started publishing books by Julie Rowe. Suzanne emailed him and told him that his new beliefs would "Lead to death and destruction".Find out what else Suzanne knows and discovers during this heart-to-heart talk with investigative journalist and Hidden True Crime host Lauren Matthias.LAUREN MATTHIAS spent a decade working as an anchor and reporter. She has reported for News Nation and now produces the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.WEBSITE: https://hiddentruecrime.com/SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
RUST: What Hannah Knew  [Alec Baldwin's Armorer Convicted in 'Rust' Film Shooting Trial]
Mar 30 2024
RUST: What Hannah Knew [Alec Baldwin's Armorer Convicted in 'Rust' Film Shooting Trial]
March, 2024: Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in her role in the death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec Baldwin's "Rust" movie set. The trial and verdict caused many to ask who was to blame, and why, when it came to the tragedy that took the young mother and talented filmmakers life. DREAM Night Drink: Make a good night's sleep a focus in 2024. Click https://shopbeam.com/hiddentruecrime and use code TRUECRIME to get up to 35% off Beam’s clinically tested nighttime blend, Dream. DR. JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience in both clinical and forensic work. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and has consulted on numerous high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states.Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day.LAUREN MATTHIAS spent a decade working as an anchor and reporter. She has reported for News Nation and now produces the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: Shocking new evidence -Criminal Psychologist Reacts
Mar 26 2024
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: Shocking new evidence -Criminal Psychologist Reacts
Dr John Matthias, forensic psychologist, breaks down videos, interviews and body cam footage in a massive document dump this week in a case we've been following from the beginning.THE CASE: August 30, 2023--a brave 12-year-old boy named "R" escapes a house of torture in Southern Utah, rescuing himself and his 10-year-old sister "E". The children's mother YouTube Celebrity Ruby Franke, and Ruby's therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, are arrested and charged with 6 counts of aggravated child abuse.JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and consults on high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states. In the forensic area, Dr. Matthias has developed expertise in personality assessments, hidden behavioral motivations, complex trauma and criminal psychology. In the clinical realm, he has worked with numerous victims. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child counseling, as well his doctorate degree, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day.LAUREN MATTHIAS worked as an anchor and reporter for a decade in Utah and Idaho. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award and is a regular contributor on News Nation. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Three-year-old dies during 12-hour exorcism - Rest in Peace Arley Naomi
Mar 22 2024
Three-year-old dies during 12-hour exorcism - Rest in Peace Arley Naomi
Arley Naomi Proctor-Hernandez was taken to a church on September 24, 2021. Her grandfather was pastor at the small California church, and family members met to assist in an exorcism. Her mom believed she was possessed. The probable cause is difficult to read, and the determined cause of death is asphyxiation. The week before Arley's mother, Claudia Hernandez-Santos, was arrested, Claudia started a YouTube channel and spoke to her viewers. It's chilling to listen. The trio of family members stand before a judge this week in San Jose California, and according to reporters in the court room, Claudia swiveled in a chair and occasionally yawned while listening to Police testimony. This episode was recorded just after the arrests were made in January 2022, and was only available on Patreon until today.  It was recorded after the pandemic had ended, but remnants still lingered. Domestic violence had increased, and fear gripped many. This episode tackles many of those issues in 2020/2021. We believe this episode is important to revisit and have decided to make it public. We have 60 bonus episodes just like this one on our Patreon account at Patreon.com/hiddentrueCrime. Thank you to those who support us there with your monthly membership"Denial is always a strategy of self protection. Denial is about making ourselves feel better in some ways because we don't understand something or something is too painful to address or to cope with. " -Dr John MatthiasDR. JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience in both clinical and forensic work. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and has consulted on numerous high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states.Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day.LAUREN MATTHIAS has worked as an anchor and reporter for ABC, NBC, and FOX News in East Idaho, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent a decade reporting on a diverse range of topics from high profile crimes to Presidential visits. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award. She has reported for News Nation and now produces the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.WEBSITE: https://hiddentruecrime.com/SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime https://paypal.me/hiddentruecrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
BEYOND THE VEIL: Crime Nation 'Fatal Devotion' Episode - Behind the scenes with Larry Woodcock and Hidden True Crime
Mar 19 2024
BEYOND THE VEIL: Crime Nation 'Fatal Devotion' Episode - Behind the scenes with Larry Woodcock and Hidden True Crime
Larry Woodcock and Hidden True Crime talk about participating in the latest Crime Nation episode released in March 2024--Fatal Devotion. Those in the U.S. can stream the episode for free on The CW appFor those new to this twisted case about Doomsday beliefs leading to a murderous spree across states, and to better understand future episodes-we recommend our full Beyond the Veil season, but if there is one episode to listen to that will get you caught up on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow, it’s our May 2nd, 2023 episode titled: "Beyond the Veil: The prequel -Chad daybell and Lori Vallow - the background story you’ve never heard."HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join the married hosts -a forensic psychologist and broadcast journalist - on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.TO SUPPORT:https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrimehttps://paypal.me/hiddentruecrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
MATTHEW COLEMAN- Jailhouse letters from the father who confessed to killing his children
Mar 14 2024
MATTHEW COLEMAN- Jailhouse letters from the father who confessed to killing his children
Returning home to California from Mexico - Matthew Coleman is taken into custody and confesses to killing his two young children with a spearfishing gun. According to the probable cause, Coleman had been following conspiracy theories online and believed his wife had passed her serpent DNA onto their children, which would mean his son and daugther would grow up to become monsters, and Coleman had to kill them in order to save the world.This episode was originally recorded in the summer of 2022 - a year after Matthew Coleman confessed to killing his children. Currently, Matthew is being held in an undisclosed federal location for treatment after being deemed incompetent to stand trial in October 2023. Matthew had a competency hearing scheduled for March 8th, 2024 but it never happened and we still wait. Hidden True Crime is following closely.JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and consults on high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states. In the forensic area, Dr. Matthias has developed expertise in personality assessments, hidden behavioral motivations, complex trauma and criminal psychology. In the clinical realm, he has worked with numerous victims. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child counseling, as well his doctorate degree, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day.LAUREN MATTHIAS worked as an anchor in Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent a decade reporting on a diverse range of topics from high profile crimes to Presidential visits. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award and is a regular contributor on News Nation. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
MATTHEW COLEMAN: The week the unthinkable happened
Mar 12 2024
MATTHEW COLEMAN: The week the unthinkable happened
For today's episode we are traveling back to August of 2021. Its an episode we've never shared publicly, until now. One week before we recorded this conversation at our kitchen table - on August 8th, 2021 - Matthew Coleman, a 40-year-old Santa Barbara California surf teacher, killed his two young children with a spear fishing gun in Mexico.His wife Abby reported that Matthew had taken their children from their California home and left suddenly. He was taken into custody and confessed to killing 2-year-old Kaleo and 10-month old Roxy . According to the probable cause--Coleman believed Abby had passed serpent DNA to their children. . Matthew said he knew what he did was wrong, but he was saving the world.  In the next episode we will delve deeper into this story, but here are our initial thoughts the week this tragic case unfolded.  JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and consults on high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states. In the forensic area, Dr. Matthias has developed expertise in personality assessments, hidden behavioral motivations, complex trauma and criminal psychology. In the clinical realm, he has worked with numerous victims. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child counseling, as well his doctorate degree, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day.LAUREN MATTHIAS worked as an anchor in Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent a decade reporting on a diverse range of topics from high profile crimes to Presidential visits. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award and is a regular contributor on News Nation. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
LUCY LETBY - UK BABY KILLER UNMASKED with Forensic Psychologist Dr John Matthias
Mar 7 2024
LUCY LETBY - UK BABY KILLER UNMASKED with Forensic Psychologist Dr John Matthias
This podcast was originally recorded on August 21, 2023, the day former British neonatal nurse Lucy Letby was sentenced in the UK to a whole life-order.34-year-old Letby murdered seven infants at Countess of Chester Hospital, and attempted to murder six others between June 2015 and June 2016. She was charged in November 2020, and her trial lasted from October 2022 to August 2023. Letby's methods included injecting the infants insulin or air, overfeeding them, and physically abusing them using medical tools. In January 2024 an application to appeal her conviction was refused, but she still faces a retrial on one of the counts coming up in June 2024 on the one charge where the jury was unable to reach a verdict during the original trial.  We will certainly be following.JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience in both clinical and forensic work. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and has consulted on numerous high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states. In the forensic area, Dr. Matthias has developed expertise in personality assessments, hidden behavioral motivations, complex trauma and criminal psychology. In the clinical realm, he has worked with numerous victims. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child counseling, as well his doctorate degree, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day. Dr. Matthias has been an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Nevada Las Vegas clinical psychology doctoral program since 2007. He supervises UNLV doctoral students on forensic assessments, clinical case formulation, and various therapeutic approaches to clinical work.LAUREN MATTHIAS has worked as an anchor and reporter for ABC, NBC, and FOX News in East Idaho, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent a decade reporting on a diverse range of topics from high profile crimes to Presidential visits. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist. Your support helps us produce these podcasts/videos. We have some big plans to explore the true crime terrain in a way that no one else has attempted. HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.WEBSITE: https://hiddentruecrime.com/SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime https://paypal.me/hiddentruecrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
BEYOND THE VEIL: Chad Daybell's former neighbor breaks her silence.  Is Eldon Clawson also Chad's victim?
Mar 6 2024
BEYOND THE VEIL: Chad Daybell's former neighbor breaks her silence. Is Eldon Clawson also Chad's victim?
Chad Daybell's former neighbor breaks he silence. The crimes that happened in her quiet Idaho town haunt her years later, along with the secrets she says are permeating through Madison and Fremont County.Bernadine tells Hidden True Crime host Lauren Matthias what she saw, and why she believes Chad Daybell has more victims. She discusses the suspicious death of neighbor Eldon Clawson and the concerns many share about his unexpected death just days after 7-year-old JJ Vallow was buried in Chad's yard.For those new to this twisted case about Doomsday beliefs leading to a murderous spree across states, and to better understand future episodes-we recommend our full Beyond the Veil season, but if you don't have that time, we have one episode summarizing everything you need to know.If there is one episode to listen to that will get you caught up on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow, it’s our May 2nd, 2023 episode titled: "Beyond the Veil: The prequel -Chad daybell and Lori Vallow - the background story you’ve never heard."LAUREN MATTHIAS has worked as an anchor and reporter for ABC, NBC, and FOX News in Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent a decade reporting on a diverse range of topics from high profile crimes to Presidential visits. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.Your support helps us produce these podcasts/videos. We have some big plans to explore the true crime terrain in a way that no one else has attempted.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.TO SUPPORT:https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrimehttps://paypal.me/hiddentruecrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT SENTENCED:  Criminal Psychologist Dr John Matthias reacts to their sentencing statements
Mar 1 2024
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT SENTENCED: Criminal Psychologist Dr John Matthias reacts to their sentencing statements
Dr John Matthias, forensic psychologist, breaks down Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt's sentencing statements. Justice is served in a Utah courtroom on February 20th, 2024 in the case of YouTuber mom Ruby Franke and her therapist Jodi Hildebrandt. Hidden Host Lauren Matthias reported live from St George, Utah.Host and psychologist Dr John Matthias now weighs in on the statements.August 30, 2023--a brave 12-year-old boy escapes a house of torture in Southern Utah --rescuing himself and his 10-year-old sister. A neighbor feeds the emaciated boy and calls 911. The children's mother YouTube Celebrity Ruby Franke, and Ruby's therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, are arrested and charged with 6 counts of aggravated child abuse.JOHN MATTHIAS is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with 30 years’ experience. He serves as an expert witness for the federal government and consults on high-profile cases for District Attorney’s offices and defense attorneys in several states. In the forensic area, Dr. Matthias has developed expertise in personality assessments, hidden behavioral motivations, complex trauma and criminal psychology. In the clinical realm, he has worked with numerous victims. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child counseling, as well his doctorate degree, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Matthias graduated with honors in philosophy from Princeton University, and he won the prestigious McCosh Thesis prize while there. In high school he graduated valedictorian from a large public high school in Chicago where he was chosen to participate in a ground-breaking valedictory study that continues to this day. LAUREN MATTHIAS worked as an anchor in Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent a decade reporting on a diverse range of topics from high profile crimes to Presidential visits. Most recently, she reported for Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate News4Utah. In 2015 she received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award and is a regular contributor on News Nation. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves.SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrime Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: Adam Steed Attends Sentencing and sits down with Hidden True Crime
Feb 29 2024
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: Adam Steed Attends Sentencing and sits down with Hidden True Crime
After the sentencing of Utah therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, we follow-up with her former patient and one of her victims--Adam Steed. (You can listen Adam's original interview with Hidden True Crime HERE )Justice is served in a Utah courtroom on February 20th, 2024 in the case of YouTuber mom Ruby Franke and her therapist Jodi Hildebrandt. Hidden Host Lauren Matthias reported live that morning from St George, Utah. Stay tuned for additional episodes and a full report of the days events.Host and psychologist Dr John Matthias will also soon weigh in on the statements.August 30, 2023--a brave 12-year-old boy escapes a house of torture in Southern Utah --rescuing himself and his 10-year-old sister. A neighbor feeds the emaciated boy and calls 911. The children's mother YouTube Celebrity Ruby Franke, and Ruby's therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, are arrested and charged with 6 counts of aggravated child abuse.To learn more about Adam Steed and his victimization from Jodi Hildebrandt: https://tinyurl.com/22kcfkpeAdam Steed v Boy Scouts of America: https://law.justia.com/cases/idaho/supreme-court-civil/2007/steed.htmlThank you for subscribing to our podcast and to our YouTube channel LAUREN MATTHIAS has worked as an anchor and reporter for ABC, NBC, and FOX News in East Idaho, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah. She received the Idaho State Broadcaster’s Association Best Reporter award and is a frequent contributor on News Nation. She left the reporting world to produce the Hidden True Crime Podcast along with her husband Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist.HIDDEN: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST is: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY REINVENTED. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors in order to understand the world and ourselves. WEBSITE: https://hiddentruecrime.com/TO SUPPORT: https://www.patreon.com/hiddentruecrimeOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: Legal Analysis of Sentencing
Feb 28 2024
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: Legal Analysis of Sentencing
Lauren Matthias speaks to defense attorney Natalie Whittingham Burrell to understand the sentencing of Jodi Hildebrandt and Ruby Franke that took place earlier that morning.Stay tuned for additional coverage from Hidden True Crime in St George, Utah on the day the pair were sentenced for 4 counts of aggravated child abuse.Justice is served in a Utah courtroom on February 20th, 2024 in the case of YouTuber mom Ruby Franke and her therapist Jodi Hildebrandt. Hidden Host Lauren Matthias reported live.Stay tuned for additional episodes and a full report of the days events.Host and psychologist Dr John Matthias will also soon weigh in on the statements.August 30, 2023--a brave 12-year-old boy escapes a house of torture in Southern Utah --rescuing himself and his 10-year-old sister. A neighbor feeds the emaciated boy and calls 911. The children's mother YouTube Celebrity Ruby Franke, and Ruby's therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, are arrested and charged with 6 counts of aggravated child abuse.Thank you for your support by joining PatreonOur Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: SENTENCED!  Law & Crime with Hidden True Crime Reports. Listen to Full sentencing
Feb 28 2024
RUBY FRANKE/JODI HILDEBRANDT: SENTENCED! Law & Crime with Hidden True Crime Reports. Listen to Full sentencing
Justice is served in a Utah courtroom on February 20th, 2024 in the case of YouTuber mom Ruby Franke and her therapist Jodi Hildebrandt. Hidden Host Lauren Matthias reported live that morning from St George, Utah on the Law and Crime Network. While Lauren reports live, Listen to Ruby and Jodi's full sentencing statements as well as the press conference following the news.August 30, 2023--a brave 12-year-old boy escapes a house of torture in Southern Utah --rescuing himself and his 10-year-old sister. A neighbor feeds the emaciated boy and calls 911. The children's mother YouTube Celebrity Ruby Franke, and Ruby's therapist Jodi Hildebrandt, are arrested and charged with 6 counts of aggravated child abuse.Stay tuned for additional episodes and a full report of the days events.Host and psychologist Dr John Matthias will also soon weigh in on the statements.Our Sponsors:* Check out Armoire and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: http://www.armoire.style* Check out My Life in a Book and use my code HIDDENTRUECRIME for a great deal: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/* Check out Shopify and use my code hiddentruecrime for a great deal: https://www.shopify.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hidden-a-true-crime-podcast1836/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy