Episode 77: Death of Pravin Varughese
Interview with victim advocate Monica Zukas
January 15, 2019
Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese froze to death in the woods near Carbondale, IL in February of 2014. Just prior, he got into a "fight" with an individual by the name of Gaege Bethune. Did the beating he received result in his death, or was it just an unfortunate accident?
Episodes 75 & 76: "The Girls Are Gone," Parts 1 & 2
Interview with authors Michael Brodkorb & Allison Mann
December 15, 2018 & January 1, 2019
David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki were engaged in a contentious and lengthy divorce and custody battle. As this was transpiring, their two oldest daughters, Samantha and Gianna, disappeared. "The Girls Are Gone" chronicles this story, and I will be talking with the authors.
Episode 74: The Murder of Chandra Levy
December 1, 2018
The murder of D.C. intern, Chandra Levy, is still unsolved. Was her murder a random, stranger killing or was it a targeted attack?
Episode 73: Death of Reeva Steenkamp
What was Oscar Pistorius' role?
November 15, 2018
Oscar Pistorius fired three shots through his bathroom door, which killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Was it intentional or accidental?
Episode 72: Interview with Exoneree Ronald Cotton
November 1, 2018
Ronald Cotton spent over 10 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. How did this happen and what impact did it have on his life?
Episodes 70 & 71: Serial Arsonist John Orr, Parts 1 & 2
Interview with True Crime Author Frank Girardot
October 1 & 15, 2018
True crime author Frank Girardot will discuss his latest book, "Burned," which covers one of the most prolific arsonists of the 20th Century, John Orr.
Episode 69: Branch Davidians at Waco
Let God Sort It Out
September 15, 2018
In 1993, the Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms ("ATF") tried to execute a search warrant on a Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. In the end, dozens of men, women, and children were killed. How did this happen?
Episodes 67 & 68: Darlie Routier, Parts 1 & 2
Vicious Killer or Wrongfully Convicted?
August 15 & September 1, 2018
In 1996 in Rowlett, Texas, six-year-old Devon Routier and five-year-old Damon Routier were stabbed to death. Their mother, Darlie Routier, was also cut during the attack. Did Darlie kill her children and stage her injuries, or did an intruder attack the family?
Episode 66: Atlanta Olympic Bombing
August 1, 2018
A bomb exploded at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The FBI raced to find the perpetrator, but inadvertently focused on the wrong person.
Episode 65: Blanche Taylor Moore
Interview with True Crime Blogger E.J. Hammon
July 15, 2018
True crime blogger, E.J. Hammon, and I discuss serial husband killer Blanche Taylor Moore.
Episode 64: "The Dating Game" Killer
July 1, 2018
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer who casually appeared on the game show "The Dating Game," concealing his dark and dark, evil side.
Episodes 62 & 63: Death of Michelle O'Connell, Parts 1 & 2
Murder or Suicide?
June 1 & 15, 2018
On September 2, 2010, Deputy Jeremy Banks of the St. Johns Sheriff's Office in Florida found his girlfriend, Michelle O'Connell, dead from a gunshot wound. He was allegedly standing outside the room when she shot herself with his duty firearm. Ignoring the obvious conflicts of interest, Sheriff David Shoar handled the case internally, which potentially compromised the entire investigation.
Episode 61: Murder of Travis Alexander
An Analysis of Jodi Arias
May 15, 2018
Jodi Arias claimed self-defense in the 2008 murder of Travis Alexander. Is she a cold, calculating murderer or a victim of her circumstances?
Episode 60: "Squeezing Silver"
Interview with Author Mark Cymrot
May 1, 2018
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Bunker and Herbert Hunt, among others, illegally manipulated silver prices. Numerous entities filed civil lawsuits against the Hunts for their losses. Mark Cymrot was the lead attorney for the largest lawsuit against the Hunts. He wrote a book about his experience called, "Squeezing Silver," and we will be discussing his book and the underlying case.
Episodes 58 & 59: "The Shawcross Letters," Parts 1 & 2
Interview with Author John Fay
April 1, 2018 & April 15, 2018
John Fay struck up a letter correspondence and later a friendship with notorious serial killer Arthur Shawcross. He recently wrote "The Shawcross Letters" about his relationship with Shawcross and his own dark journey.
Episode 57: Chappaquiddick & the Death of Mary Jo Kopechne
Ted Kennedy's Fall From Grace
March 15, 2018
Behind a carefully crafted facade, Ted Kennedy was poised to pursue the U.S. presidency, but then came the Chappaquiddick incident, which resulted in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
Episodes 55 & 56: Peter James & The Outlaw Motorcycle Club
Interview with true crime author Kerrie Droban
February 15, 2018
Award-winning true crime author and criminal defense attorney, Kerrie Droban, will be discussing her latest book, "The Last Chicago Boss," which she co-wrote with Peter "Big Pete" James. The book chronicles Big Pete’s life in outlaw motorcycle gangs and how he helped form the criminal syndicate “Outlaw Nation” in Chicago.
Episodes 53 & 54: Serial Killer Joseph Christopher
Interview with author Catherine Pelonero
January 15 & February 1, 2018
True crime author Catherine Pelonero will discuss her latest book: "Absolute Madness: A True Story of a Serial Killer, Race, and a City Divided," which chronicles Joseph Christopher, a white serial killer who preyed on black men during a crime spree across New York state in the early 1980's.
Episode 52: The Murder of Carrie Singer
Interview with Detective Randy Patrick
January 1 , 2018
Homicide detective Randy Patrick, with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, led the investigation into the murder of Carrie Singer in 2004. It was a case that turned cold, until recently. The Discovery Channel decided to dedicate season three of the true crime series “Killing Fields” to this case. On this episode, I will interview Randy about the case and the television series.
Episodes 50 & 51: The Murder of Faith Hedgepeth
Interview with Investigative Journalist Tom Gasparoli
December 1 & 15, 2017
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth was brutally murdered in her off-campus apartment in 2012. Though the killer left considerable evidence behind at the crime scene, the case remains unsolved. Tom Gasparoli and I will be discussing this sad and perplexing case.
Episode 49: Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Lone Assassin or Conspiracy?
November 15, 2017
In June of 1968, presidential candidate Robert Kennedy was gunned down by 24-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Did he act alone or was there a conspiracy and cover-up?
Episode 48: The Murders of John Drees & Robert Gowing
Interview w/ Dana Bradford
November 1, 2017
I will be talking with Dana Bradford, John Drees' sister, about his and Robert Gowing's brutal murders, which occurred in Newport News, Virginia in 2005.
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