A True Crime Podcast

Episode 199: Disappearance of Ayla Reynolds

Suspicion Looms

February 15, 2024

Twenty-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her father’s home in the middle of the night. Was this another rare child abduction from a stranger, or do the adults inside the home know more than they are telling? To listen, click Here.


Episode 198: Death of Leonard Allan Cure

Tragedy

February 1, 2024

After 16 years, a judge exonerated Leonard Allan Cure for a crime he didn’t commit. Then, just a few years later, a roadside traffic stop with a Georgia Deputy Sheriff would end his life. Click Here to listen.


Episodes 196 & 197: Murder of Garnett Spears, Parts 1 & 2

Munchausen by proxy

January 1 & 15, 2024

Police and prosecutors believe Lacey Spears poisoned her five-year-old son to death with excessive amounts of salt. This was likely a culmination of years of Lacey causing her son to be sick to garner attention for herself, commonly referred to as Munchausen by proxy. To listen, click Here to part 1 and Here for part 2. 


​​Episode 195: John List

Family Annihilation 

December 15, 2023

In 1971, John List killed his entire family. He left a lengthy confession letter explaining his reasoning for the murders. Does a killer’s explanation help us understand his crimes better? Click Here to listen.


​Episode 194: James "Whitey" Bulger

Ends Justify the Means

December 1, 2023

Whitey Bulger ran one of the most ruthless and violent Irish gangs in Boston in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. How did he hold onto his power for so long? The FBI protected him. Yet, this business arrangement would ultimately lead to his demise. To listen, click Here.


Episode 193: Death of Sam Cooke

Interview with Abayomi Azikiwe

November 15, 2023

Writer Abayomi Azikiwe from the Pan African News Wire discusses the death of legendary singer Sam Cooke. Click Here to listen.


Episode 192: Jennifer Schuett Kidnapping

Taken

November 1, 2023

Someone took eight-year-old Jennifer Schuett out of her bed as she slept. However, the perpetrator picked the wrong girl because she dedicated her life to finding the man who took her. To listen, click Here.


Episode 191: Murder of Tupac Shakur

Gone too soon

October 15, 2023

Tupac Shakur is one of the most influential musicians of all time. He was gunned down in his prime. I will delve into the life and death of Tupac. Click Here to listen.


Episodes 189 & 190: FBI Burglary, Parts 1 & 2

Breach of Trust

September 15 & October 1, 2023

Savanna Steele from the ‘Woo! There it is! Podcast’ and I will be talking about a group of concerned citizens who burglarized an FBI office in the 1970s. They risked their freedom and livelihood because they believed the FBI was doing horrible things to American citizens. They were right. To listen to part one, click Here and part two, click Here


Episode 188: Tom Monfils

Monfils 6

September 1, 2023

Interview with director Michael Neelsen about the death of Tom Monfils and his documentary, "Beyond Human Nature." Click Here to listen. 


Episodes 181 - 187: Rebekah Barsotti, Parts 1 - 7

Vanished

May 15 - August 15, 2023

A seven-episode series on the disappearance and death of Rebekah Barsotti. She went missing outside of Missoula, Montana in July of 2021. Her body was found in May of 2022. Did she die from a river accident or didn’t something nefarious happen to her? To listen to part 1: click Here; part 2: click Here; part 3: click Here; part 4: click Here; part 5: click Here; part 6: click Here; & part 7: click Here.


Episodes 179 & 180: Bella in the Wych Elm, Parts 1 & 2

Discussion with Savanna Steele

April 15 & May 1, 2023

Savanna Steele, from the “Woo! There it is” Podcast, and I will discuss the mysterious case surrounding Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm from 1940s England. To listen to part 1, click Here, and for part 2, click Here.


Episode 178: Alcatraz Escape

Escape Proof?

April 1, 2023

In 1962, four prisoners at Alcatraz planned a daring escape, using fake heads, raincoats as a raft, and lots of free time, to make their way off of the island. Did they make it to shore? Are they dead or alive? To listen, click Here.


​Episode 177: Assassination of P.M. Indira Gandhi

Revenge

March 15, 2023

In 1984, the first female prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her bodyguards. We will delve into the horrific events that led-up to the assassination of India’s leader. Click Here to listen.


Episode 176: Death of Elliott Smith

Suspicious Circumstances

March 1, 2023

​Elliott Smith was a singer-songwriter with incredible talent. In 2003, Elliott Smith died from an apparent suicide. He allegedly stabbed himself in the chest twice while his girlfriend was locked in the bathroom nearby. Was it murder or suicide? To listen, click Here


​​Episode 175: Kidnapping of Ted Binion

A Death Wish

February 15, 2023

In 1967, Marvin Shumate, a Las Vegas cab driver, came-up with the idea of kidnapping the son of Horseshoe casino owner, Benny Binion. When criminals target other criminals, it doesn’t usually end well. Click Here to listen.


​Episode 174: Leon Jacob & Valerie McDaniel

Out of Options

February 1, 2023

Leon Jacob and Valerie McDaniel had two significant problems. Leon Jacob’s ex-girlfriend accused him of stalking, which could result in him going to prison and losing his medical license. And Valerie McDaniel’s ex-husband wanted custody of their daughter because of her association with Leon Jacob. The couple decided the best way to address their issues was to hire a hitman. To listen, click Here


Episodes 172 & 173: Children of God Cult, Parts 1 & 2

Interview with Lou Eytalis

January 1 & 15, 2023

Former Children of God cult member, Lou Eytalis, talks about her experiences growing-up in a cult and what it took for her to finally break-away. To listen to Part 1, click Here, and Part 2, click Here


Episodes 169, 170, & 171: The Murdaugh Family, Parts 1 - 3

Lowcountry, South Carolina

November 15 & December 1 & 15, 2022

We will delve into the perplexing and ever complicated cases surrounding the Murdaugh family in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Embezzlement, fraud, murder, what is going on in and around this family? To listen to part 1, click Here.  For part 2, click Here and Here for part 3. 


Episode 168: "American Murderer"

Interview with writer & director Matthew Gentile

November 1, 2022

Jason Derek Brown lived a lavish life-style as a conman, but he wanted more. In 2004, he shot an armored car guard in the process of stealing $56,000. In October of 2022, the true crime thriller, “American Murderer,” hit movie theaters, which cover the case. Click Here, to listen.


Episode 167: Murder of Al Canty

Interview with Jan Canty

October 15, 2022

Al Canty was murdered in 1985 in Detroit, Michigan. Unbeknownst to his wife, he was living a double life, spending considerable time and money with a prostitute and her john. I will be talking with Al’s wife, Jan Canty, about the horrific experience associated with having her husband murdered and how she managed to emerge from this tragedy. To listen, click Here.


Episode 166: Disappearance of Heather Elvis
Love “Hate” Triangle

October 1, 2022

Twenty-year-old Heather Elvis had a relationship with an older man, Sidney Moorer, who turned out to be married. After his wife, Tammy, found out, Heather’s world fell apart. Then, on December 18th of 2013, Heather Elvis simply vanished. Did Tammy and Sidney Moorer have something to do with the disappearance of Heather Elvis, or were there just a lot of bad coincidences? Click Here to listen. 


​Episode 165: Murder of Benjamin Siegel
Bugsy

September 15, 2022

Benjamin Siegel was a brutal and feared member of organized crime in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. He is also considered one of the forces behind the creation of modern-day Las Vegas. An unknown assailant murdered him in Los Angeles in 1947. His murder remains unsolved. To listen, click Here.


Episode 164: Sex Trafficking

Interview with Chris Armitage

September 1, 2022

U.S. Air Force Veteran and advocate for the reduction of human and sex trafficking, Christopher Armitage will be talking about the complex and troubling crime of sex trafficking. Click Here to listen.


Episode 163: Operation Northwoods

False Flag

August 15, 2022

In the early 1960, the U.S. Government devised a plan to commit or stage acts of terrorism against the United States and blame them on Cuba. It was designed to garner support and justification for a war against Cuba. It was called Operation Northwoods. To listen, click Here.


Episode 162: Bill Coulthard

Interview with Anthony Smith

August 1, 2022

Las Vegas-based blogger Anthony Smith will be discussing the murder of former FBI agent Bill Coulthard. To listen, click Here.


Episode 161: Shrinerites

Interview with Author Tony Russo

July 15, 2022

Sherry Shriner ran an online cult. When two cult members died, concern as to what was going on inside their group increased significantly. I will be talking with veteran journalist and podcaster Tony Russo about the cult he named the 'Shrinerites.' Click Here to listen.


Episode 160: Patty Prewitt

Interview with Maggie Freleng 

July 1, 2022

In 1984, Bill Prewitt was murdered in his bed by his own gun while his wife, Patty Prewitt, slept next to him. Patty was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison. Now, Patty has a strong contingent of advocates supporting her claims of innocence. Was Patty wrongfully convicted or is she where she is supposed to be? Click Here to listen.


Episodes 158 & 159: Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart, Parts 1 & 2

Real life 'Scream'

June 1 & 15, 2022

We will delve into the murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart. Click Here to listen to part 1 and Here for part 2.


Episode 157: David Parker Ray

The 'Toy Box Killer'

May 16, 2022

David Parker Ray is known as the 'Toy Box Killer." His sick and demented torture of women is something normally reserved only for nightmares. Click Here to listen. 


Episodes 155 & 156: Murder of Jackie Thomas, Parts 1 & 2

Confirmation Bias

April 15 & May 1, 2022

We will look into the 1991 murder of Jackie Thomas in Raleigh, NC. Click Here to listen to part 1 and click Here to listen to part 2.


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