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. For more info, check out the website: Justice for Pravin. To listen, click Here for part 1, Here for part 2, & Here for part 3.
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. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
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? Click Here to listen.
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? Click Here to listen.
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? Check out his book: "Picking Cotton." Click Here to listen.
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. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
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? Click Here to listen.
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? To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
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. Click Here to listen.
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. Check out her writings at her blog: Bundyphile. Click Here to listen.
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. Click Here to listen.
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. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
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? Click Here to listen.
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. Click Here to listen.
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. To listen, clickHere for part 1 & Here for part 2.
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. ClickHere to listen.
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. To listen, click Herefor part 1 & Herefor part 2.
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. To listen, clickHere for part 1 & Here for part 2.
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. ClickHere to listen.
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. To listen, clickHere for part 1 &Here for part 2.
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? ClickHere to listen.
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. ClickHere to listen.
Episodes 46 & 47: The Case Against Steven Avery
Interview w/ true crime author Lynne Blanchard
October 1 & 15, 2017
True crime author and wrongful conviction advocate, Lynne Blanchard, will be joining me to discuss the ever evolving and complex evidence behind the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey in the murder of Teresa Halbach. To listen, clickHere for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 45: Unabomber
Interview w/ former FBI Profiler James Fitzgerald
September 15, 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." Click Here to listen.
Episode 44: The Murder of John Lennon
The End of an Era
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? Click Here to listen.
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. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 41: DC Snipers
Where Everyone Was Vulnerable
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? Click Here to listen.
Episode 40: Eve Carson
Taken too soon
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. Click Here to listen.
Episode 39: Lana Clarkson
Tragedy in Hollywood
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. Click Here to listen.
Episode 38: Death of Marilyn Monroe
What Really Happened?
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? Click Here to listen.
Episode 37: White Collar Crimes
John Rigas and the Bankruptcy of Adelphia Communications
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. ClickHere to listen.
Episodes 35 & 36: The Mafia's Skimming of Las Vegas Casinos
Interview with Gary Jenkins
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." To listen, click Here for part 1 &Here for part 2.
Episodes 33 & 34: The Murder of Kitty Genovese
Interview with author Catherine Pelonero
March 15 & April 1, 2017
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. Catherine Pelonero and I will discuss her book, "Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences." To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 32: Drew Peterson
And His String of Bad Luck
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. ClickHereto listen.
Episodes 30 & 31: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Interview with Kerrie Droban
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." She co-wrote it with Charles Falco, who infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 29: Wrongfully Accused
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. Click Here to listen.
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 beyond reason? ClickHere to listen.
Episodes 26 & 27: Murder of Michelle Young
Interview with Author Lynne Blanchard
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? Check out "Absence of Evidence." Click Here to listen. To listen, click Here for part 1 &Here for part 2.
Episode 25: Duke Lacrosse "Rape" Case
Where the Narrative Trumped the Truth
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. ClickHereto listen.
Episodes 23 & 24: Pizza Bomber
Interview with Former FBI Agent & Co-author Jerry Clark
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. To listen, clickHere for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 22: Leonard Peltier
Murderer or Government Scapegoat?
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? Click Here to listen.
Episodes 20 & 21: Interview with Joanna Madonna
Murder or Self-Defense?
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. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episodes 18 & 19: The Zodiac Killer
Discussion with Mike Morford
August 2 & 14, 2016
Long-time Zodiac researcher Mike Morford will be discussing the 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 is the Zodiac? Will this case ever been solved? To listen, click Here for part 1 &Here for part 2.
Episode 17: Ted Bundy
Interview with E.J Hammon
July 15, 2016
Interview with true crime blogger E.J. Hammon, who has studied lust and serial killers for over two decades. We will be discussing the motives, modus operandi, and mind set of lust killers, as well as her research on Ted Bundy. Check out her blog at: Bundyphile. ClickHere to listen.
Episode 16: Belinda van Krevel
Surrounded by Murder
Date: July 5, 2016
In August of 2000 near Sydney, Australia, Belinda Van Krevel scooped up her young daughter and fled the scene of the crime. Inside the house, Belinda's father, Jack, was viciously beaten and stabbed to death. The killer was a friend of hers and a few days prior she told him she wanted her father to die. Click Hereto listen.
Episode 15: Scott Peterson
Compulsive Liar, Murderer, or Both
June 15, 2016
Laci Peterson went missing on December 24, 2002 from her Modesto, California home she shared with her husband, Scott Peterson. Laci was happy, pregnant, and with no known enemies. Scott came across as nonchalant with the police, drawing their attention. When it was revealed he was having an ongoing affair, all suspicion fell on him. Did Scott kill his wife and unborn child or did his arrogant demeanor and reckless behavior result in his conviction? Click Here to listen.