Episode 257: Bands Gone Wild: Guns N’ Roses and The Riverport Riot

In our first “Rocktober” episode of the month I’ll tell you the story of the Bad Boy of Rock and Roll - Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses. In July of 1991, Guns N’ Roses was on its 28-month “Use Your Illusion” tour when the lead sing...

Sex Crimes/Rape Crimes On Campus

Episode 256: Crimes on Campus: Brock Turner

In this episode, I’ll cover a case that sparked a national debate and shone a spotlight on discrepancies in the justice system regarding the treatment and rights of survivors of sexual assault. Brock Turner was a first-year s...

Bonus Episode: Death of an Artist: A Conversation with Helen Molesworth

In this bonus episode I talk to Helen Molesworth, writer and art curator, about the story of Ana Mendieta, a Cuban-born artist who was just gaining recognition for her genre-bending performance art when she fell 34 stories to...

Episode 255: Crimes on Campus: Melissa Drexler “Prom Mom”

In this episode I’ll tell you about a case that got worldwide media attention due to the bizarre circumstances, the heinous nature of the crime, and the venue at which it occurred - a high school prom. Resources: Melissa Drex...

Murder College Campus

Crimes on Campus: The Murder of Lola Martinez

A student residing with three roommates on an Indiana college campus finds herself mired in a tense living situation. An unusual set of circumstances soon turns deadly. Resources: Murder Loves Company: Dorm Living Nightmare ,...

Welcome to The Sunshine Place

Once called “the miracle on the beach,” Synanon began in the 1960s as an experimental rehab facility in Santa Monica, California with a radical claim: It could cure heroin addiction. Before long, it would make an even bolder ...

Episode 253: Wild Women: Kitty LeRoy

Kitty LeRoy was a sharpshooter, cardsharp, dancer, and entrepreneur. She became a well-known entertainer in the Old West and ran with legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock. But her fierce temper and fiery personali...

Episode 252: Wild Women: The True Story of Lavinia Fisher and The Six Mile Wayfarer House

In 1819, Lavinia Fisher and her husband John were accused poisoning and murdering multiple guests of their Charleston, South Carolina inn and sentenced to hang. But were the Fishers really serial killers or is the legend simp...

Female Killers

Episode 251: Wild Women: Sally Six-Shooter

In this series we’ll step back in history to learn about some of the history’s first female outlaws. In this episode I’ll tell you about Sally Skull, ranch owner, horse trader, fandango dancer, and gunslinger. Some say Sally’...

Love Affairs Murder

Episode 250: Final Curtain Call: Fatal Obsession - The Murder of Catherine Woods

A young girl leaves her hometown of Ohio for the Big Apple with her heart set on a career as a Broadway dancer. Instead, she meets a young man who becomes obsessed with controlling her life. Unable to let her go, Paul Cortez ...

Murder

Episode 249: Final Curtain Call: Theatre of Pain - The Murders of Daniel Wozniak

This week’s episode details a murder that, at first glance, appears to be a cut-and-dried case of a lover’s quarrel turned deadly. Upon investigation, it is discovered to be a much more thought-out and sinister plan. When au...

Episode 248: Final Curtain Call: Paul Bateson and The Exorcist

In this month’s series “Final Curtain Call” a film or theater actor is connected to a sensational crime. In 1973, The Exorcist was released in theaters. Moviegoers were shocked by the film’s graphic depiction of a little girl...

Episode 247: Picture Perfect Murder: Harry Uzoka

Harry Uzoka was a rising star who’d broken into the world of high-end modeling against all odds. But another model envious of his success began a rivalry which lead to a violent showdown that no one saw coming. SOURCES Adey, ...

Bizarre Crimes

Episode 246: Real Life Heroes: The Foiled DeAnza College Shooting

In light of the ongoing tragedies of frequent mass shootings in America, I’ve decided to make this week’s episode one of hope and heroism. In this story, a young girl becomes an unlikely hero when she acts upon a hunch derai...

Episode 245: Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber with Author Jamie Gehring

In 1996, the longest and most expensive investigation in the FBI’s history was successfully solved when Theodore Kaczynski was identified as “The Unabomber” 18 years after he began building and planting bombs at various locat...

Episode 244: Picture Perfect Murder: The Beauty Queen Killer

Christopher Wilder posed as a photographer to lure beautiful young women with the promise of modeling work. Those who take him up on his offer - and even those that didn’t - found themselves victims of a serial rapist who soo...

Mass Shooting YouTube Mayhem

Episode 243: YouTube Mayhem: The YouTube Headquarters Shooting

A young woman who creates a YouTube channel to advocate for animal rights and veganism becomes disgruntled with the social media platform when she feels she is being targeted for discrimination. But, no one imagined that her ...

Family Annihilators

Episode 242: YouTube Mayhem: Mr. Anime

In this episode, a young man who dubs himself “Mr. Anime” gains a large following as a critic and reviewer on YouTube.. But, he’ll later admit to harboring dark fantasies most of his life after he commits a shocking act of vi...

Interviews Mass Murder/Spree Killers

Episode 241: The Minds of Mass Killers with Author Shavaun Scott

This week I have a special episode diving into the topic of the psychology of mass killers. What prompts someone to commit mass murder against random strangers? How did Columbine become a cultural touchstone that inspired oth...

Gun Shooting Pranks Gone Wrong

Episode 240: YouTube Mayhem: Dying To Be Famous

A young couple on a quest for internet fame record a prank for their YouTube channel with tragic results. Resources: YouTube Prankster Jailed, BBC News , March 15, 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43410816 The La...

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Female Killers Multi-part Episodes Family Narcissist

Episode 239: The Ties That Bind: The Crimes of Shelly Knotek - Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2-part- episode. As we continue the story, Shelly and Dave Knotek have isolated themselves, their three daughters, nephew, and a boarder, Kathy Loreno, in their Ramond, Washington home. The torture and abu...

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence Female Killers Multi-part Episodes

Episode 238: The Ties That Bind: The Crimes of Shelly Knotek - Part 1

Shelly Knotek has been called “America’s Most Evil Mom”. She abused, tortured, and humiliated her children and partners, but her control and abuse went beyond her own family members. One-by-one people she took into her home a...

Bizarre Crimes Child Abuse/Domestic Violence

Episode 237: The Ties That Bind - The Turpin Family

In this month’s series, we’ll take a look at the fascinating phenomenon of narcissistic family cults - a family unit that exhibits all the hallmarks of a traditional cult group but is led by a narcissistic family member - usu...

International Crimes Mass Murder/Spree Killers Live Streamed Crimes

Episode 236: Livestreamed Crimes: The Christchurch Mosque Mass Shootings

A young man’s racist ideology lead him to take the lives of 51 people and injure dozens more all while recording and uploading a video of the murders to Facebook Live. Resources: Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist...