Devil in the Darkness’ Episode 1 Talks Jeffrey Epstein’s Origins

In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein‘s death, everyday Americans are wondering how he could become the criminal he did — and, even more so, how he got away with it for so long. In “Epstein: Devil in the Darkness,” the new podcast investigates exactly what happened in real-time. In episode 1, the hosts tackle the issue of his origin story, detailing just how he became the “monster” we saw in the media. The show will talk to Epstein’s “coconspirators, colleagues and victims” as they explore his “unspeakable crimes.”

They start, of course, at the beginning, discussing how he grew up as a smart, popular kid who excelled at school both in the classroom and out of it. It wasn’t until the late inmate got to college that things started to go wrong. “It’s something of a mystery as to why he dropped out,” journalist Melissa Cronin shares…