Murder

Episode 018: True Crime Game Changers: Kitty Genovese

A young woman's murder becomes and indictment on American apathy and changes the way crime is reported. . Resources:

Episode 017: Bonus Episode: Halloween Tales

On this special bonus Halloween episode I share something a little different. Instead of the usual true crime case I'm sharing two ghost stories with you. Feel free to listen in the dark! Happy Halloween!   #Halloween #ghoststories #spooky Please...

Episode 016: Fatal Fans: John Hinckley

John Hinckley, Jr. tries to impress an actress by killing President Ronald Reagan. Was he legally insane? This is the final chapter in the series "Fatal Fans".    John Hinckley's mug shot - dated 3/30/81 - the day he tried to kill President...

Episode 015: Fatal Fans: John Lennon

Mark David Chapman stalks and murders John Lennon on a New York city street in 1980. This is Chapter 3 of Fatal Fans.   John Lennon autographs his album for Mark Chapman a few hours before Chapman shoots him dead on December 8, 1980. Resources:...

Episode 014: Fatal Fans: Rebecca Schaeffer

An unhinged fan has murderous plans towards young actress Rebecca Schaeffer.     Rebecca Schaeffer Robert John Bardo in court. Resources: "An Innocent Life, A Heartbreaking Death" by Pete Axthelm, People Magazine, July 31, 1989.  "In...

Episode 013: Fatal Fans: Theresa Saldana

A young actress is stalked by an unhinged drifter who is intent on killing her. Facebook: OnceUponACrimePod Twitter: @UponACrime Celebrity crime, stalking victims, true crime. Theresa Saldana arrives at the court house 2 weeks after her near fatal...

Episode 012: The Day the Music Died: Selena

The Queen of Tejano Music is gunned down by a fan in 1995. Resources: Music: DVD: Book: To connect with the show: On Twitter: @uponacrime On Facebook and Instagram @OnceUponaCrimePod Website:     Save

Episode 011: The Day the Music Died: Tupac and Biggie

Two of music's biggest rap stars are cut down in their prime. But, who killed them? This week's episode - Tupac and Biggie. Follow us on Twitter @UponACrime and on Facebook and Instagram @OnceUponaCrimePod Resources for this episode: Music:  ...

Episode 010: The Day the Music Died: Kurt Cobain

The second installment in the series about the tragic endings of musical icons this time I discuss the life and death of Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain. Justin Evans from the Generation Why and The Peripheral podcasts weighs in on "Soaked in...

Episode 009: The Day the Music Died: Marvin Gaye

This series tells the tragic stories of recording artists who were killed or died under mysterious circumstances. In the first chapter, Marvin Gaye, a top R&B recording artist is murdered by a family member in 1984.   Books:    ...

Episode 008: Killer Kids: Brenda Spencer

The first school mass shooting in the U.S. is committed by a 16-year-old year girl.    Brenda Spencer's mugshot. January 29, 1979. Wearing her "lucky" hat. Brenda Spencer goes to court. "Does Anyone Like Mondays? The Brenda Spencer Murder...

Episode 007: Killer Kids: Mary Bell

An 11-year-old is accused of murdering two boys in the 1960s. Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  Gitta Sereny, The Case of Mary Bell (London:Pimlico), 1995.  Audio Clip: The Mary Bell Case. YouTube,...

Episode 006 Bonus Episode Making a Murderer in Conversation

A bonus episode partially recorded at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA. Making a Murderer's Dean Strang and Jerry Buting on their speaking tour "A Conversation on Justice". To subscribe to Once Upon a Crime on iTunes, . To subscribe to Once...

Episode 005: Killer Kids: Jesse Pomeroy

A young serial killer terrorizes South Boston in 1872.                                     Book links: Murder, serial killers, true crime, Jesse Pomeroy,...

Episode 004: Bonus Episode: Stockholm Syndrome and Patty Hearst

When kidnap victims are held for a period of time the public often wants to know "why didn't they try to escape?" This episode explains a psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm Syndrome", how it might apply to the victims I discussed in the...

Episode 003: Lost and Found: The Cleveland Kidnappings

Three girls go missing over as many years in a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood.  Years go by before they are ever seen again. When it was revealed who had taken them and what they were subjected to the city was stunned to find that the perpetrator...

Episode 002: Lost and Found: Elizabeth Smart

This is our second installment in the series "Lost and Found". Elizabeth Smart was a 14-year-old girl from a loving, Mormon family living in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family's kindness towards a local transient would make her a target for kidnapping....

Episode 001: Lost and Found: - Jaycee Dugard

An 11-year-old girl goes missing in Lake Tahoe, California.

Episode 000: Welcome to Once Upon A Crime!

Welcome to Once Upon a Crime the true crime podcast that tells the story behind the story of real life crime.  New episodes release every Monday. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora or wherever you listen to...