Unraveling the Intricacies of True Crime 

Dedicated to the discussion and analysis of thought-provoking crime cases

​Episode 81: Kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr.

The Crime of the Century

March 15, 2019

​In 1932, Charles Lindbergh, Jr. was kidnapped from his second floor nursery with his parents downstairs and awake. Bruno Hauptmann was tried and convicted, in what was known as the "trial of the century." Did he act alone? 

Episode 80: Serial Killer William Devin Howell

Interview with true crime author Anne K. Howard

March 1, 2019

In preparation for her true crime book, "His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer," attorney and writer Anne Howard corresponded and met with William Devin Howell over several years. I will be interviewing Anne about this experience. 

Episodes 77 - 79: Death of Pravin Varughese, Part 1, 2, & 3

​Interview with victim advocate Monica Zukas 

January 15, 2019 & February 1 & 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? Lovely Varughese, Pravin's mother, will not stop until she finds out the truth about what happened to her son. 

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

Still unsolved

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

Seeking Forgiveness

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

Eric Rudolph

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

Rodney Alcala

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. 

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