Hunting Warhead

Reviews For Hunting Warhead

This podcast tackles a terrifying topic. At times it was difficult to listen. But this is important work, and the production is top notch.
I don’t think you can change it and if some do not act it’s very few I’m a Christian but it’s hard for me to not fantasize about killing them all myself
First off, the podcast (from what I heard) is well done and the subject is intense. That said, after listening to 90% of the first episode I could not go any further. The subject is too intense and the description of one of the images was all I could take. I appreciate the work that people do to bring justice for these kids and awareness to this horrible thing. But as someone listening to the podcast and taking it all in without any method of putting those emotions into justice it is like driving down dead end roads.
And depressing
Unbelieveable reporting of an unreal subject. Only the 2nd podcast where I had to stop and relisten because I though, I could not have heard that right. Sadily I did. The first time was on Risk 836 Live From Seattle 3! starting at 58:50.
This podcast infuriated me... which means it was extremely well done. One of the best podcasts I have ever listened to.
Brilliant podcast. That said, I Wish we could get more on the people working to catch these monsters like the guys from earlier in the podcast and less Ben. Episode 5 was just too much. I have no idea why the other inmates have allowed him to continue to live. He’s a disgusting human being and I pray for the healing of all the children he hurt.
Incredibly interesting investigation and reporting. I absolutely loved it and now find myself thinking about the details weeks after.
This podcast brings to light a disturbing topic but one that needs to be brought to light! They did a great job!

Wow
5/5

By Lowra
I very rarely write reviews of podcasts, but wow. This is so well done and informative. There were points where I was crying for the children. This is not an easy listen because of the subject matter, but bravo.

5/5

By MeL-DD
I was shocked at what is going on and NOT being reported on. This is disturbing and eye opening.
“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien. As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” It was hard to listen to this series but at the same time I couldn’t make myself not listen. We have a serious problem on planet earth with child abuse of all kinds, and none of it is acceptable to any degree. But if I were forced to choose the most damaging type, it would be child sexual abuse because of its additional lifelong effects, such as people recognizing abused individuals and further traumatizing them with that recognition. Why are we not talking about the strongest possible social deterrents, up to and including very public, humiliating, and even painful death sentences for those who sexually abuse children and for profit especially? Why do we tolerate it by our apathy in this manner? Make anyone who has this desire be absolutely, positively terrified to act on it, even more than some already say they are (according to the podcaster’s opinion). For those already acting on it, hunt down every known abuser and material producer with unending commitment and the goal of prosecuting them, convicting them in a fair trial with solid evidence, and then permanently removing them from the population. Otherwise, I can only see pedophilia becoming another protected class in the future. That would be horrifying to past and present victims of child abuse. It would be devastating to future victims.
This was horrifying tale. It doesn’t drag. It’s mixed quiet. But this is crazy, just scary and crazy.
I listen to plenty of true crime, watch dateline and docs... however this podcast is another level of leaving you wanting to take action for change.
I appreciated that the details of abuse are limited, but there are still some very disturbing moments that linger in the memory.
This podcast is great for the first 3 episodes. It’s intriguing, and very mysterious. Then all of a sudden, the story stops, and you dive into bens psyche? It felt like episode 3 gave me what I wanted to know, then the rest is not interesting and I don’t have much to listen for..
This is spectacular. Everyone needs to listen to this.

5/5

Compelling.
I enjoyed this podcast until I felt that the narrator started to stray away more and more from factual and analytic ways of looking at the full story, even to the root of how pedaephiles become that way or how it may start. It felt very biased and opinionated when he started making comments, HIS own comments much like how most people feel about the subject matter in general. I think it’s a cheap trick to get high ratings instead of making the public more aware of the root of the problem and getting help with people with these desires, it seems obvious that there are millions of people like this. You know a great show that does this, Broadchurch. Also, I was extremely uncomfortable with Jeni saying “kiddo” it begs to question why the narrator didn’t ask about their childhood and maybe if there were something in the family background that attributed to this? I understand many people just want to be disgusted but I think we need to really realize that this is going to happen whether we feel disgusted or not. Let’s get a better perspective, an honest one.
This is a very delicate subject. So far I’m just caught-up in it. It’s so fascinating and disgusting. Like watching a train wreck, and not being able to turn away. I was stunned to hear Child’s Play had over a million members! You know? It makes me think, What is wrong with men?! What The &^%&&* Is Wrong With Them? Whew! One problem however is in Episode 5, the conversation with Faulkner is very difficult to hear without headphones. The telephone recording is pretty bad. Lastly... This reporting is award-worthy. I hope it earns the acclaim it deserves. This type of work needs to continue. Pedophiles and child molesters need to be surgically augmented to quit this behavior.
While the subject content is tough to hear, the story telling is excellent. Well done.
This was extremely tough to listen to due to the subject matter but it was a really well done podcast. I haven’t been disappointed with a CBC podcast yet!
Despite the fair and non sensational way of presenting the story it left me shaken and grateful that there are people who do the work to shut them down. Thank you. As for Warhead, he doesn’t deserve protective custody. Maybe being a powerless victim will be helpful.
Curious, has Faulkner ever been checked for any brain tumors? Occasionally there have been links between those and pedophilia symptoms. Great reporting and thank you.

5/5

Incredible. I am haunted by this and despite the horror I still feel, it’s a must listen
Amazing listen, sad it’s only 6 episodes :(
Everything from production to the presenters voice, and research is great. I binged in one sitting. Changes focus slightly at ep 3 or so, and starts to explore everything well. It’s not it’s fault, but I liked the main and initial story which I found thrilling more than the topics and whatever from ep 3 to 6. But again that’s not their fault, I just liked the more cinematic crime centered part as opposed to talking about repercussions etc etc blah blah blah and learning about why ppl do what.
It sounds strange that this podcast is GREAT with its well deserved five starts. It is great in the production sense, as a medium; it is awful in the subject matter. I had to take breaks listening, especially the episodes that interview 'warhead' and his family. It is hard to listen all throughout but is is so well researched, edited and the subject matter so well handled! Hats off to everyone involved. PBS Frontline has nothing on you guys!
Could not stop listening. Great, but challenging, journalism. Very much appreciate how interviews with the perpetrator were reviewed and put into context. 20 stars. Thank you.
This has easily been one of the best, if not the best, podcasts I’ve listened to. The research, the interviewing, the presentation - all incredibly well done. I work in the foster care system and no one wants to talk about child sexual abuse. We know it exists, we know people make ‘jokes’ about killing pedophiles, but we as a society seem to ignore the reality that this is pervasive, and that the people we need to be most cautious of are the ones we know and trust. Jen: You are amazing. Truly. You did absolutely everything right and you protected your children the best you could have at the time. You seem well-spoken and thoughtful, and you’ve clearly maintained a sense of humor. Thank you for sharing your experience with the world. These stories of parents and victims aren’t shameful, and they need to be told so that others can hopefully others will bring their information to light.
I consider myself a weathered veteran when it comes to true crime stories and I have to say that this is hands down the absolute worst of the worst I’ve ever heard. This podcast was put together so well that I couldn’t stop listening. Thank you for shedding light on this topic with your epic journalism and respectful delivery. This podcast hasn’t left my head for weeks. Well done, and listener beware.. it is truly horrific.

5/5

Please catch all these sick Fs.
These people are truly doing the work of heroes. This podcast is extremely well produced and written and the host is fantastic. The topic is horrible and hard to listen to, but it needs to be heard.
Thank you for sharing this powerful, horrific story. I am thankful that he is in prison for life. Jen is an incredibly strong woman and I truly hope her and her family is healing!
I haven’t read other reviews, I’ll probably repeat what they’ve said. This podcast takes you to places you never knew existed, feelings you’ve probably not experienced, and creates an incredible empathy for victims (including the amazing Mom) you might not have thought to hold. I had to talk about this podcast with someone else to help alleviate my burden, it was a complete mistake to do so. You can point people to this podcast, but you need to give great caveat and warning before they listen. Your life will not be the same and you realize how many children and families affected will never be either.
...covered in a non-exploitational way. CBC wins again. I did not expect such an in depth study of pedophilia vs. psychopathy. Thank goodness for journalists like these. And bless those law enforcement officers who pursue evil.
This isn’t talked about enough and parents need be diligent

Wow
5/5

This is an incredible piece of investigative journalism in the modern era. It is captivating, infuriating, and inspiring (for programmers 😝). Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed.
Hard to listen to at times as a mother, but so important to listen to. CBC podcasts are always quality and this is no exception, highly recommended.
These are gonzojournalists at their best taking bipartisan stances and kicking tech criminals a**
So this was the first podcast I’ve listen to and I must say it was very informative and worth the listen
This is a great podcast. A lot of explicit content but I think this is something that does need to be talked about more. Great podcasting!
This is podcasting at its best. The subject matter is tough but the approach taken in this series is humane and thoughtful. I am incredibly impressed and totally hooked. Excellent work.
Thank you for doing this important work. This is a horrifying truth about our world today that needs to be more well publicized. You did an awesome job making it not titillating or anything like that and just clearly presenting the truth. It was incredible how you got Benjamin’s own words to show what he really is. A monster despite what his deluded family thinks. I really hope you will pursue the story in the Philippines. I hope you will do a season two because this needs to stop. People need to know about this. Perpetrators need to be prosecuted. Please keep it up and thank you again.

5/5

Amazing coverage on an uncomfortable topic. I think every parent should listen to this podcast so that they are more aware of their child’s surroundings. This stuff happens all the time and everywhere.
Exceptional deep dive into the world’s most deplorable abyss. The subject matter will understandably prevent this podcast from topping charts, but it is a standard- bearer nonetheless. - A Grateful Parent
I couldn’t stop listening! Sheds a light on dark web child abuse. As a victim of child abuse, I’m glad someone has the drive to keep digging. Keep doing what you do ❤️❤️

5/5

Riveting show. Highly recommend
Truthfully I didn’t think I could do this one. I was hesitant due to the content but they were very good at keeping abuse details minimal. (Those with abuse history should be warned that this could be very difficult regardless). Ive realized that being uncomfortable listening to stories like this is what keeps these issues from being understood and dealt with proactively. This news should be screamed from the rooftops, the gravity of it is earth shattering. Thank you for this amazing journalism, police work and the sacrifices made to keep children safe. This story is truly life changing