Episode 143: Polly Klaas
The Boogey Man
October 15, 2021
It's every parent's worst nightmare. A stranger comes into the sanctity of one's home and takes their child in the middle of the night. That's exactly what happened to Polly Klaas. Click Here to listen.
Episode 142: John McNamara & Richard Crafts
October 1, 2021
A man defrauds General Motors out of millions of dollars. Another man kills his wife. How did these two cases later get linked together? To listen, click Here.
Episode 141: The Massie Affair
Interview with author Mike Farris
September 15, 2021
Murder, allegations of rape, and many unknowns still to this day, surrounded Thalia Massie in the early 1930s in Hawaii. Click Here to listen.
Episode 140: John Hinckley
September 1, 2021
The attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. I will delve into the sorted mind of John Warnock Hinckley and how close he came to changing the trajectory of this country. To listen, click Here.
Episode 139: Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
In Plain Sight
August 15, 2021
John Wayne Gacy was one of the most prolific and talked about serial killers. We will analyze many of his disturbing acts and try to determine what motivated him to kill. Click Here to listen.
Episode 138: Murder of Pantyu Pantev
August 1, 2021
Pantyu Pantev was one of the heads of the Bulgarian Mafia. What caused someone to murder one of the most dangerous and ruthless men within this organized crime syndicate? Click Here to listen.
Episodes 136 & 137: The DeFeo Family Murders, Parts 1 & 2
Amityville, New York
July 1 & 15, 2021
Ronald Defeo murdered his entire family in their home in the middle of the night. A little over a year later another family moved into the home. They left their belongings and fled the home less than a month later claiming the house was possessed by evil spirits. These events were the basis for a 1970s book and later movie, called "The Amityville Horror." What actually happened in one of the most terrifying houses in America? To listen to part 1, click Here, and for part 2, click Here.
Episodes 134 & 135: Conspiracy to Murder Gary Triano, Parts 1 & 2
Interview with author Kerrie Droban
June 1 & 15, 2021
Award-winning author, Kerrie Droban will discuss the 1996 murder of Arizona business man Gary Triano. To listen to part 1 click Here and to listen to part 2, click Here.
Episode 133: Former IL Governor George Ryan
May 15, 2021
How did a freak car accident on a remote Wisconsin highway result in Illinois Governor George Ryan going to prison? We are going to delve into my home state of Illinois and look at arguably one of the most corrupt state governments in the country. To listen, click Here.
Episode 132: Murder of Daniel Green
May 1, 2021
Exeter police officer Daniel Green was found shot to death inside his home. Though he just completed a nasty divorce, his ex-wife, Erika Sandoval, claimed she was nowhere near the house at the time of his murder. Her story continued to evolve to where she finally claimed that she killed her ex-husband to protect their son. What really happened? Click Here to listen.
Episode 131: Bernie Madoff
April 15, 2021
It was the largest Ponzi Scheme ever created. This investment fraud didn't involve swindling money out of widows and orphans, it targeted the wealthiest and most sophisticated investors. How did Bernie Madoff con so many people? And why did it take so long for him to be caught? Click Here to listen.
Episode 130: The Murder of Gregory Witman
April 1, 2021
Ron and Sue Witman experienced the ultimate tragedy when their 13-year-old son, Gregory Witman, was murdered. They wanted more than anything for the police to find his killer. However, when the police zeroed in on their 15-year-old son, Zachary, another tragedy began for them. Did the police, prosecutors, and ultimately, a jury, get it wrong in a rush to judgment, or did Zachary kill his younger brother? Click Here to listen.
Episode 129: The Death of Vincent Viafore
Homicide or accident?
March 15, 2021
Vincent Viafore drowned while kayaking on the Hudson River. Yet, investigators quickly believed this was no accident. His fiancé, Angelika Graswald, likely murdered him for his life insurance money. The press nicknamed her the "Kayak Killer." Was it a homicide or an accident? Click Here to listen.
Episode 128: Serial Killer Samuel Little
March 1, 2021
Samuel Little is the most prolific serial killer in American history. How was he able to kill so many, and how was he eventually caught? Click Here to listen.
Episode 127: Heaven's Gate
February 15, 2021
On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult were found dead in a mass suicide. How did their leader, Marshall Applewhite, convince so many people that taking their own lives was something they should do? And what do former members think about the group over 20 years later? Click Here to listen.
Episode 126: "Bad Medicine"
Interview with author Charlotte Bismuth
February 1, 2021
New York assistant district attorney Charlotte Bismuth talks about Dr. Stan Li who ran a pain clinic, but many referred to it as a 'pill mill.' Click Here to listen.
Episode 125: Patty Hearst
January 15, 2021
In 1974, a domestic terrorist group kidnapped college student and media heir, Patty Hearst. As time went on, Patty appeared to be less of a victim, which generated conflicting beliefs about her current mental state. Did she suffer from Stockholm Syndrome? Click Here to listen.
Episode 124: Charles Lindbergh Revisited
Interview with former judge Lise A. Pearlman
January 1, 2021
In 1932, Charles Lindbergh, Jr. was kidnapped from his second floor nursery with his parents awake in the house. Former judge Lise A. Pearlman has a theory as to what happened and who perpetuated it. I will be interviewing her about her her book, "The Lindbergh Kidnapping." Click Here to listen.
Episode 123: The Theft of Mona Lisa
Interview with Dr. Noah Charney
December 15, 2020
In 1911, someone stole Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. I will be discussing Mona Lisa's theft, Leonardo Da Vinci, art crimes, and more, with professor Noah Charney. Click Here to listen.
Episode 122: Missy Bevers
Killer on film
December 1, 2020
On the morning of April 18, 2016, surveillance video from the Creekside Church of Christ in Midlothian, Texas captured an individual inside the church. Minutes later, the individual brutally murdered Terri "Missy" Bevers. The case is still unsolved. Click Here to listen.
Episodes 119, 120, & 121: Assassination of Malcolm X, Parts 1 - 3
October 15, November 1 & 15, 2020
Malcolm X was a polarizing and often misunderstood civil rights' activist. His passion and outspoken nature likely contributed to his death. Who was behind the murder of Malcolm X? This is episode 1 of 3. Click Here to listen to part 1, Here for part 2, and Here to listen to part 3.
Episode 118: Paul Michael Stephani
October 1, 2020
After attacking and killing several women, Paul Michael Stephani called police in a whiny voice. The media dubbed him the 'Weepy-voiced killer.' Click Here to listen.
Episode 117: Kelli Bordeaux
September 15, 2020
On the night of April 13, 2012, 23-year-old Army health specialist Kelli Bordeaux went to a bar in Fayetteville, North Carolina. After the evening out, she simply vanished. Click Here to listen.
Episodes 115 & 116: Dalia Dippolito, Parts 1 & 2
August 15 & September 1, 2020
Dalia Dippolito hired an undercover police officer to kill her husband, Mike Dippolito. After being caught red-handed, she claimed it was all a big misunderstanding. Click Here to listen to part 1 and Here for part 2.
Episode 114: Charles Cullen
Angel of Death
August 1, 2020
Charles Cullen worked as a nurse at several hospitals. While working, he killed, at least, dozens of patients. How did he continue to get away with murder at hospital after hospital? To listen, click Here.
Episodes 112 & 113: Russ Faria, Parts 1 & 2
July 1 & 15, 2020
When Betsy Faria was murdered, police immediately suspected her husband, Russ Faria. However, the most obvious suspect is not always the correct one. Click Here to listen to part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 111: The Springfield Three
June 15, 2020
On June 7, 1992, Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter, and her Suzie's mother, Sherrill Levitt, vanished from a home in Springfield, Missouri. What happened to these three women and who could be involved? Click Here to listen.
Episodes 109 & 110: Colette, Kimberley, & Kristen MacDonald Murders, Parts 1 & 2
June 1 & May 15, 2020
On February 17, 1970 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jeffrey MacDonald's wife and two daughters were viciously murdered. MacDonald claimed a cult group invaded their home, but he luckily escaped with his life. Click Here to listen to part 1 and Here for part 2.
Episode 108: Morgan Harrington & Hannah Graham
May 1, 2020
We look into the murders of Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, Virginia. Click Here to listen.
Episodes 106 & 107: Aaron Hernandez, Parts 1 & 2
April 1 & 15, 2020
NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez had unlimited talent and potential. When he was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd, his life came crashing down. Were there warning signs, and just how dangerous was Aaron Hernandez? Click Here to listen to Part 1 and Here for Part 2.
Episodes 104 & 105: The Murder of Marilyn Sheppard, Parts 1 & 2
Interview with true crime author Cynthia L. Cooper
March 1 & 15, 2020
When Marilyn Sheppard was murdered in 1954, the police immediately suspected her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard. In their rush to judgment, did they miss the true perpetrator, or did they get it right? Click Here to listen to Part 1 and Here for Part 2.
Episodes 102 & 103: Al Capone, Parts 1 & 2
Interview with Nate Hendley
February 1 & 15, 2020
True crime writer Nate Hendley and I discuss the most notorious gangster of all time: Al Capone. Click Here to listen to Part 1 and Here to listen to Part 2.
Episodes 100 & 101: Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parts 1 & 2
Conspiracy or lone gunman?
January 1 & 15, 2020
Looking into the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was his assassination the result of a vast conspiracy or a lone gunman? To listen to part 1, click Here & part 2, click Here.
Episode 99: Eyewitness Identification
Interview with Dr. Neil Brewer
December 15, 2019
Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Flinders University in South Australia, Dr. Neil Brewer, will discuss the latest research on eyewitness identification and why eyewitnesses are wrong more than expected. To listen, click Here.
Episode 98: Nina Sharanova: “Presumed Dead”
Interview with crime reporter Henry K. Lee
December 1, 2019
When Nina Sharanova mysteriously disappeared, her husband, Hans Reiser, began acting suspiciously. Where was Nina? What role did Hans play in her disappearance? To listen, click Here.
Episodes 96 & 97: The Disappearance of Denise Huskins, Parts 1 & 2
The real 'Gone Girl'?
November 1 & 15, 2019
On the afternoon of March 23, 2015, Aaron Quinn called the Vallejo California Police Department to report that intruders kidnapped his girlfriend, Denise Huskins, from their Mare Island home. Except, they didn't believe him. To listen to part 1, click Here, and click Here for part 2.
Episode 95: The Murder of Marvin Gaye
October 15, 2019
Legendary musician, Marvin Gaye, revolutionized the music industry, while his personal life crumbled. How did his contentious relationship with his father ultimately result in his death? To listen, click Here.
Episode 94: The Murder of Wayne Mallette
Interview with true crime writer Nate Hendley
October 1, 2019
Seven-year-old Wayne Mallette was murdered in Toronto in 1956. Ron Moffatt, a local 14-year-old, was wrongfully convicted of his murder. True crime writer, Nate Hendley, will take su through these horrific events, which he chronicled in his book, "The Boy on the Bicycle." Click Here to Listen.
Episodes 92 & 93: The "Attack" on Jussie Smollett, Parts 1 & 2
Where does the truth reside?
September 1 & 15, 2019
On January 29, 2019, actor and singer, Jussie Smollett, claimed he was attacked on the streets of Chicago. Was it a hate crime or a hoax? To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episodes 90 & 91: The Death of Rebecca Zahau, Parts 1 & 2
Murder or Suicide?
August 1 & 15, 2019
Rebecca Zahau was found hanging from a balcony in the courtyard of her boyfriend's Coronado Island, California mansion. Her death was engulfed in suspicious circumstances, yet the authorities quickly ruled it a suicide. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episodes 88 & 89: The Death of Caylee Anthony, Parts 1 & 2
Casey Anthony: "The Most Hated Woman in America"
July 1 & 15, 2019
Caylee Anthony vanished in June of 2008. A month later, Caylee's grandmother reported her missing, after her mother, Casey Anthony, told her that she was kidnapped. This was only the beginning of the lies. To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 87: The Disturbed Mind of Elliot Rodger
June 15, 2019
Troubled throughout his life, rather than look inward, Elliot Rodger chose to hurt and kill perfect strangers to express his discontentment. Prior to his killing rampage, he uploaded a dark and disturbing video called "Retribution," which provided some insights into his twisted mind. Click Here to listen.
Episode 86: Erik & Lyle Menendez
June 1, 2019
Lyle & Erik Menendez killed their parents. They lavishly spent their inheritance; however, when they were caught, they claimed self-defense associated with sexual abuse. Where is the truth? Click Here to listen.
Episodes 84 & 85: Chris Watts, Parts 1 & 2
May 1 & 15, 2019
Chris Watts killed his wife, Shanann, and two young daughters, Bella and Celeste, in 2018. What drove him to commit such unspeakable acts? To listen, click Here for part 1 & Here for part 2.
Episode 83: Kidnapping of Exxon Executive Sidney Reso
Interview with true crime author John O’Rourke
April 15, 2019
In 1992, Exxon executive Sidney Reso was kidnapped from the driveway of his New Jersey home. The kidnappers requested an unprecedented ransom of $18.5 million. We will be discussing his latest book, "Mystery, Millions & Murder in North Jersey ." Click Here to listen.
Episode 82: Interview w/ Frmr Homicide Detective Cloyd Steiger
Homicide: The View from Inside the Yellow Tape
April 1, 2019
Former Seattle P.D. Homicide Detective Cloyd Steiger talks about his experience investigating murders and his book, "Homicide: The View from Inside the Yellow Tape." Click Here to listen.
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? Click Here to listen.
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. Click Here to listen.
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 [proper spelling] handled the case internally, which potentially compromised the 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.
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