Episodes 35 & 36: The Mafia's Skimming of Las Vegas Casinos
Interview with Gary Jenkins
Date: April 15 & May 1, 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 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.
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Episode 41: DC Snipers
Where Everyone Was Vulnerable
Date: July 15, 2017
A year after 9/11, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo held the metropolitan area of Washington, DC hostage for three weeks with their random execution of citizens. The killing spree resulted in 10 deaths and three people being injured. In total, the snipers were responsible for 17 murders. How and why did the DC Snipers terrorize the nation’s capital?
Episode 39: Lana Clarkson
Tragedy in Hollywood
Date: June 15, 2017
The actress and fashion model was killed inside the home of famous record producer Phil Spector. He was charged with her murder, but he claimed it was an accidental suicide.
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 44: The Murder of John Lennon
The End of an Era
Date: September 1, 2017
On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman killed the Beatles' great, John Lennon, shocking the nation. What motivated him to kill this famous icon?
Episode 45: Unabomber
Interview w/ former FBI Profiler James Fitzgerald
September 9, 2017
The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, mailed numerous packages to universities, airline officials, among others, between 1978 and 1995. He killed three people and injured 23. The FBI finally caught him with the assistance of statement analysis and linguistics. I will be interviewing former FBI agent and profiler, James Fitzgerald, who is largely credited with tracking down the Unabomber. His time on the Unabomber Task Force ("UTF") is the basis for the Discovery Channel's mini-series "Manhunt: Unabomber."
Episode 40: Eve Carson
Taken too soon
Date: July 1, 2017
University of North Carolina student body president, Eve Carson, was murdered in 2008. Her random murder caused panic in the small community of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Episodes 42 & 43: Word of Faith Fellowship
Interview with Javier Leiva
August 1 & 15, 2017
The Word of Faith Fellowship religious organization has been accused of physically abusing its members. However, they have never been successfully convicted of any wrong-doing. I will be discussing this organization and the allegations of abuse with the host of the podcast “Pretend Radio,” Javier Leiva.
Episode 38: Death of Marilyn Monroe
What Really Happened?
Date: June 1, 2017
Marilyn Monroe's official manner of death was "probable suicide" and her cause of death was "overdose." Do the facts and circumstances of the case support the official conclusions?
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.
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?
Episode 37: White Collar Crimes
John Rigas and the Bankruptcy of Adelphia Communications
Date: May 15, 2017
We will discuss John Rigas' role in the bankruptcy of Adelphia Communications. How a successful and brilliant businessman exploited his position to bilk a company out of billions of dollars. Not all sociopaths are violent, but they can still be dangerous.
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.