The horrible case of the Incel Martyr, Elliot Rodger

Episode 4,  Sep 15, 04:00 AM

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are travelling to the ‘manosphere’ to learn all about the secret world of Incels and their gross revered martyr, Elliot Rodger. It’s a warm Saturday evening in the college town of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara, California. Students all over town are getting ready for house parties at some of the biggest sorority and fraternity parties of the UCSB. But by nightfall, an angsty incel had wreaked havoc on the town, injuring 14 people, and taking 6 innocent lives. Who was Elliot Rodger, and why had his inability to get a girlfriend provoked him to do such damage? Nikki and Cheryl are going to find out. Expect misogyny galore, the cringiest autobiography of all time, and an insight into how obsessed incels are with their chins… 

This episode contains graphic details of violence, including mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  

00:00 - Intro
04:54 - Nikki sets the scene
07:03 - What is the ‘manosphere?’
09:43 - Who incels really are
16:41 - Where Elliot Rodger’s story begins
21:14 - Elliot is obsessed with sex
25:03 - The college town of Isla Vista gets a new resident 
26:03 - Elliot no friends
27:20 - Elliot goes all girl boss gate keep
29:51 - Elliot stars planning his revenge
32:36 - Elliot has a huge tantrum
36:50 - Elliot’s parents hire counsellors 
40:06 - Elliot’s 22nd Birthday (the Gucci sunglasses incident)
44:15 - Elliot starts waxing lyrical on YouTube
46:04 - The murders of Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen and Weihan Wang
47:18 - Elliot Rodger’s Retribution
47:54 - The murders of Veronica Wiess, Katherine Cooper and Christopher Michaels-Martinez
49:08 - Elliot takes his own life
49:52 - The fall out
52:38 - Terrorist Alek Minassian
54:42 - Outro

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Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. 

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The Samaritans helpline: 116 123
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Hope Not Hate: 020 7952 1181
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Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200
Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000

The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:
2014 Isla Vista killings - Wikipedia
The Men Who Killed for Youtube Fame: Luka Magnotta and Elliot Rodger
Elliot Rodger | Criminal Minds Wiki
The Killer Virgin | The Delusional Case of Elliot Rodger
Elliot Rodger's Father Discusses His Son
Elliot Rodger: Inside the Mind of a Killer
The Horrific Rampage Of The "Killer Virgin": Elliot Rodger
The secret language of incels - The Fifth Estate
How Reddit Is Teaching Young Men to Hate Women
Elliot Rodger and the Toxic Weight of Virginity
Elliot Rodger’s Online Life Provides a Glimpse at a Hateful Group of "Anti-Pick-up Artists"
Elliot Rodger - Incel Wiki
How Elliot Rodger went from misfit mass murderer to 'saint' for group of misogynists — and suspected Toronto killer - Los Angeles Times
Terrorist Alek Minassian
Toronto van attack - Wikipedia
5 Years Later, Remembering the 6 Student Victims of the Isla Vista Killings
Timeline of Isla Vista Massacre Reconstructs a Murderous Sequence | Local News -