Crime Stories Evil Genius Week: The FBI agent who snares serial killer UNABOMBER reveals how he did it

Ted Kaczynski was a mathematical genius who admitted to building bombs that he planted or mailed to targets around the United States that killed 3 people and wounded 23 others between 1978 and 1995. Dubbed the UNABOMBER by the FBI — and acronym for “Universities and Airlines Bomber, Kaczynski constructed his deadly devices in the small, primitive cabin in a remote area of Montana that he built after retreating for society in 1969. This Crime Stories episode is the first of five “evil genius” shows Nancy Grace is presenting this week.

Her guests include retired FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald, whose expertise as a criminal profiler and forensic linguist was key in the arrest and conviction of Kaczynski. Jim has published a 3-book memoir series — each called “A Journey to the Center of the Mind” available on Amazon.

Also in this episode is Los Angeles forensic psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman — also known as “The Terrorist Therapist” and author of “LIONS and TIGERS and TERRORISTS, Oh My! — How to Protect Your Child in a Time of Terror,” and Crime Stories Investigative reporter Alan Duke.

This week’s “evil genius” series continues Tuesday with the case of “virgin killer” Elliot Roger, the California college student who plotted for years to kill in revenge for his sexual rejection. Also this week, Nancy will explore the cases of serial killers Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, and Rodney Alcala.

“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is a national radio show, heard on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 132, five times a day. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iTunes and Google Play.

[Feature Photo: Ted Kaczynski via AP/John Youngbear, File]