Episode 22: Leonard Peltier
Murderer or Government Scapegoat?
Date: October 2, 2016
Leonard Peltier was convicted of killing two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in the 1970s. There are allegations the government tampered with witnesses, misrepresented ballistic evidence, and withheld information from the defense. Did he actually kill them? Did he receive a fair trial?
Episodes 26 & 27: Murder of Michelle Young
Interview with Author Lynne Blanchard, "Absence of Evidence"
December 1 & December 15, 2016
Michelle Young was tragically killed with her infant child in the house. The police immediately suspected her husband, Jason Young. Unfortunately, there was limited evidence to support this theory, only suspicion. Regardless, the prosecution moved forward with the case. He was later convicted during a second trial. How and why did this happen?
Episodes 20 & 21: Interview with Joanna Madonna
Murder or Self-Defense?
Dates: September 1 & September 15, 2016
The tumultuous life of Joanna Madonna culminated with the death of her husband, Jose Perez. She admits to killing him, but was it a calculated, cold-blooded murder, self-defense, or somewhere in between? We will hear directly from Joanna.
Episodes 23 & 24: Pizza Bomber
Interview with Former FBI Agent & Co-author Jerry Clark
Dates: October 15 & November 1, 2016
We will talk with Jerry Clark about his book "Pizza Bomber," which covers one of the most fascinating bank robberies in history. He was the lead FBI agent on this case and spent years tracking down the perpetrators.
Episodes 18 & 19: The Zodiac Killer
Discussion with Mike Morford
Dates: August 2 & 14, 2016
I am talking with long-time Zodiac researcher Mike Morford. Zodiac is the nickname of an unidentified serial killer that operated in Northern California from the late 1960s to early 1970s. His sadistic taunts and brutal violence put an entire region on edge and left five confirmed dead, though he claims to have murdered thirty-seven. Who could have committed these horrific crimes and will this case ever been solved?
Episode 25: Duke Lacrosse "Rape" Case
Where the Narrative Trumped the Truth
Date: November 15, 2016
Three white Duke Lacrosse players where accused of raping a black, exotic dancer. The accusations and claims of a "hate crime" garnered considerable media and public attention, but when the students were later exonerated, the media was no where to be found.
Episode 32: Drew Peterson
And His String of Bad Luck
Date: March 1, 2017
When Drew Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, went missing, his third wife’s (Kathleen Savio) death was changed from accident to homicide. With tons of suspicion swirling around him, but little provable evidence, Drew Peterson taunted police through interviews and an overall cocky demeanor. In the end, Illinois law makers drafted a law specifically to charge and convict Peterson.
Episode 35: The Mafia's Skimming of Las Vegas Casinos
Interview with Gary Jenkins
Date: April 15, 2017
Interview with true crime writer, podcaster, and film-maker Gary Jenkins on Organized Crime in the 1970's. Gary worked on the Kansas City investigation that ultimately uncovered and dismantled the mob's skimming operation at several Las Vegas casinos and became the basis of the movie "Casino."
Episodes 30 & 31: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Interview with Kerrie Droban
Dates: February 1 & 15, 2017
We will talk with criminal defense attorney and award-winning true crime author Kerrie Droban. We will discuss her book, Vagos, Mongols, & Outlaws: My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs. She wrote it with Charles Falco, who infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs. Falco risked his life to bring violent sociopaths to justice.
Episodes 33 & 34: The Murder of Kitty Genovese
Interview with Catherine Pelonero
Dates: March 15 & April 1, 2017
We will discuss with Catherine Pelonero regarding her book, "Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences," which reached #10 on The New York Times Best Seller List for "Crime & Punishment." Kitty Genovese was stabbed on the street in Queens, New York, in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when it was revealed that dozens of witnesses saw or heard the attacks, but failed to help her or call police until after the killer fled.
Episode 29: Wrongfully Accused
Date: January 15, 2017
The police believed Bill Wegerle killed his wife, Vicki Wegerle. His reputation was ruined. His family was shattered. Then the infamous killer, Dennis Radar ("BTK"), admitted to killing her. Type your paragraph here.
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Episode 28: The Betty Broderick Case
Pushed to the Edge
January 1, 2017
What seemed like an ideal marriage ended in a vicious double murder. Did emotional abuse and torment drive Betty to murder her ex-husband and his new bride, or did her rage at being shoved aside push her out of control?
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