Episode 089: Infamous Locales: Whitechapel and the Jack the Ripper Murders

The district of Whitechapel in London, England was the location of one of the most infamous, unsolved serial murders in history - the Jack the Ripper Murders. But, there was possibly a second serial murderer operating at the same time. Journey with us...

Episode 088: Infamous Locales: The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

One intersection in Beverly Hills has been the site of many events from airplane crashes, car accidents, and murders. Could it be a coincidence or is the area cursed?  Photo: The intersection of Sunset Blvd, North Linden and North Whittier Drive...

Bonus Episode - Patreon Sneak Peek Bonus Story

Surprise! Here's an extra episode for you since I'm off this week.  This is as bonus episode that I would normally make available only for Patreon members, but I'll give you a little sneak peek of Patreon bonus content by sharing it with...

Episode 087: Last Stop: Diana the Hunter of Bus Drivers and the Murdered Women of Juarez

A woman takes revenge for hundreds of raped and murdered women in Juarez, Mexico by targeting city bus drivers. Photo: Pink crosses spring up around Juarez with the words "Ni una mas" or "not one more" after hundreds of women are murdered beginning in...

Mass Murder/Spree Killers

Episode 086: Last Stop: The Tokyo Subway Attack

On March 20, 1995 a group of men board the Tokyo Metro subway system and release deadly sarin gas.  The mass murder was ordered by Aum Supreme Truth cult leader Shoko Asahara. #massmurder #cults #Japan #terrorism #chemicalweapons Resources:...

Episode 085: Last Stop: The Hijacking of Bus 174

A hijacking on a bus unfolds live on television in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June of 2000.  #hijacking #hostagecrisis #Brazil  Resources: Documentary: Bus 174 (2002) directed by Jose Padilha Podcast Recommendations: Trace...

Episode 084: Last Stop: The Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping

In 1976, in the small farming community of Chowchilla, California, a school bus full of children is kidnapped for ransom.  #kidnappings #Chowchilla #ransom #crimehistory #California Several resources were used in the research for this episode...

Episode 083: Unusual Criminal Defenses: The Affluenza Defense

A 16-year-old boy from a well-to-do Fort Worth family commits a quadruple vehicular homicide.  His attorneys will argue that his overprivileged upbringing resulted in him not knowing how to discern right from wrong. The term "affluenza" was...

Episode 082: Unusual Criminal Defenses: The Twinkie Defense

Supervisor Dan White murders San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978. His defense would claim "diminished capacity" to keep him from being sentenced to death. The media dubbed this "The Twinkie Defense". But, what really...

Episode 081: Unusual Criminal Defenses: The Sleepwalking Defense

Three cases are outlined where a person commits murder and then blames the crime on sleepwalking.  First up, Albert Tirrell murders his mistress in 1846 claiming he was in a trance-like state at the time. Kenneth Parks travels 23 km to commit a...

Episode 080: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Stolen Oscars, Streakers and Deadly Deeds

The last chapter of this series continues with stories of the darker side of the Academy Awards.  You'll hear about missing and stolen Oscars, the tragic story of the Oscar Night Streaker and a murder committed by the son of an Oscar winning...

Episode 079: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Chapter 3: The Killing Fields and Dr. Haing S. Ngor

A man escapes the genocide in Cambodia and becomes an Academy Award Winning Actor in the U.S.  #genocide #Cambodia #VietnamWar #refugees #Hollywoodcrime                ...

Episode 078: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski lives a life of hardship and tragedy before becoming an award winning director - and a fugitive from justice after being charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.  We'll hear from my special guest AJ Benza, the host of the...

Episode 077: Academy Award Winning Crimes: The Dog Day Afternoon Bank Heist

The Academy Awards is held annually to honor the best of Hollywood. But, there is a darker side of this star-studded ceremony. The first is the true story of the crime portrayed in the Academy Award winning film Dog Day Afternoon.  #bankrobberies...

Episode 076: Survivor Stories: Mary Vincent

A teenage hitchhiker is picked up by a violent rapist in Northern California in 1978. The attack upon her would horrify the public and Lawrence Singleton would serve as a terrifying warning about accepting rides from strangers.  Mary Vincent...

Episode 075: Survivor Stories: Tracey Thurman

A woman leaves her abusive husband and spends months trying to get  law enforcement authorities to help her escape her abuser. In 1983, she survives one of the most brutal and vicious incidents of domestic violence I've ever encountered. She will...

Episode 074: Survivor Stories: I Survived Ted Bundy - Rhonda Stapley

A young woman is offered a ride by a nice looking man in Salt Lake City in 1974. By the end of the day she would be attacked and almost killed by the infamous serial killer, Ted Budy.  My special guest, Rhonda Stapley, is the author of "I...

Episode 073: Survivor Stories: The Abduction of Elizabeth Shoaf

A young girl is abducted on her way home from school in Lugoff, South Carolina in 2006.            14-year-old Elizabeth Shoaf masterminded her own rescue from this underground bunker hidden deep in...

Episode 072: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Laci Peterson - Part 2

I continue my discussion of the Laci Peterson case with my co-host, Yolanda of the Not Perfect or Functional Podcast. In this episode we take a deep dive into the background and psychology of Scott Peterson and what we believe contributed to his...

Episode 071: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Laci Peterson: Part 1

On Christmas Eve day, 2002, an 8-month pregnant woman went missing from her home. A large-scale search was started right away, but suspicion immediately fell upon her husband, Scott Peterson.  This episode will be a little different for OUAC. I...

Episode 070: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Holiday Hijinx

We're talking Black Friday Madness, Grinchy burglars, and more true crime holiday craziness on this special holiday edition episode.   Hear holiday greetings from some of my pod friends including Canadian True Crime, True Crime Garage, Southern...

Episode 069: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Very Bad Santas

We kick our true crime holiday season with stores of Santas who go bad. #Christmascrime #badsantas #historicalcrime

Episode 068: Murder in the Family: Fritz Klenner and Susie Lynch

Two cousins from a prominent and wealthy family seek revenge on their own relatives and turn to murder.   Resources: Books: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe Movies/Television: In...

Episode 067: Murder in the Family: Sante and Kenny Kimes

A mother-son team of grifters turns to murder to get away with their financial schemes. Sante & Kenny Kimes on 60 Minutes. #serialkillers #SanteKimes #KennyKimes #conartists Patreon: