Brianna Denison

Welcome back to the TCFC podcast. It is common knowledge that children who are abused or maltreated frequently have long-lasting effects as a result of the trauma they suffered. There are many physical, psychological, behavioral, and even societal implications of child abuse. The immediate result of child abuse is usually physical, both in terms of their wounds, but also potential brain damage from violent abuse. Mistreatment can lead to stunted brain growth, which can then lead to psychological issues immediately, or later in life. However, many studies have found that child abuse has been linked to a higher rate of diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, back problems, vision problems, and more (40). 

Psychological issues that stem from child abuse include poor cognitive skills, depression, low self-esteem, and attachment issues. Children who grew up in these situations have a higher prevalence of suicide attempts than those who did not. Additionally, those adults who do suffer from major depression have lower positive outcomes with antidepressants. Children of abuse are more likely to develop antisocial tendencies, which can lead to criminal behavior (40). 

Other studies show “that abused or neglected children are more likely to engage in sexual risk-taking as they reach adolescence” including a higher number of sexual partners and having sex in exchange for money or other material items. There is a higher prevalence of chemical dependency in adults who were maltreated as a child, particularly alcoholism. Of course, children of abuse are also more likely to also abuse their own children, although these numbers are not as high as previously believed. However, a study from the early 2010s showed that 26% of inmates incarcerated for murder had been subjected to child abuse, and an additional study showed that of 43 death row inmates, 36 had been sexually or physically abused, 37 were neglected, and 31 witnessed domestic violence growing up (40, 41). 

Despite the large numbers of violent offenders who were abused as children, the number of child abuse victims who do not resort to violence as adults is far greater – these children had broken the cycle of abuse (40, 41). Unfortunately, today’s perpetrator was not able to break the cycle of violence, destroying a family as a result. Okay…onto the show.

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Wondery Presents: Suspect

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day — choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.


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Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 3 – Miracle Man

Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that
transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll
transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to
be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the
world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own
that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr.
Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical
world and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil.

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Spotify Greenroom: Case Updates

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Gwen Araujo – Hosted by Tawny Platis of Death is Hilarious

Welcome back to the True Crime Fan Club podcast. I’m your host, Tawny of the Death is Hilarious podcast. I’m filling in for Lanie, who is on maternity leave. Transgender violence is a growing epidemic, particularly against women of color. Murders of transgender women reached an all-time level in 2020, with 37 transgender deaths by November 20th, Trans-Remembrance Day (1). One teen brought this violence to mainstream media in 2002. Okay…onto the show.

Gwen

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Spotify Greenroom: The Disappearance of Suzanne Morphew

Hi everyone! I am so excited to tell you about Spotify Greenroom! I host a room every Tuesday 🙂 please join me on there!

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Curtis Don Brown w/ Hannah of The Boozy Movies Podcast

Welcome back to the True Crime Fan Club podcast. I’m your host, Hannah, of the Boozy Movies Podcast, filling in for Lanie, who is on maternity leave. In the days before DNA was used in criminal investigations, some cases were solved by a perfect storm of events. Today we discuss a serial killer who was caught and arrested by walking with two purses taken off his latest victim. Okay…onto the show.

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Boys on the Tracks – Guest Hosts: All Crime No Cattle

Welcome back to the True Crime Fan Club podcast. We’re your guest hosts Erin and Shea of the All Crime, No Cattle podcast. We are sitting in for Lanie, who is on maternity leave. The case we are going to talk about today is likely familiar to true crime fans. Over the years, this case has become more than an unsolved mystery, it has also become one woman’s crusade for justice over the corruption and abuse of power by county, state, and even federal officials. The biggest source for this episode was Mara Leveritt’s book, The Boys on the Tracks.  Okay…onto the show.

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Wondery Presents: Killer Psyche

When a shocking crime occurs, people ask “WHY?” Was it about power, ego, or revenge? On
KILLER PSYCHE, retired FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong draws on her decades of
experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal
fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she worked on
first-hand. Candice has been called the FBI’s “real-life Clarice Starling,” and she will share
specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the
deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr.
Death to El Chapo.


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Hadden Clark – Hosted by Eric of True Consequences

Welcome back to the TCFC podcast. I’m Eric from the podcast, True Consequences, filling in for Lanie, who is on maternity leave. Research shows that children who are severely abused as children are three times more likely to develop schizophrenia as an adult (13, 14). In addition, “neglect and abuse in childhood have been shown to contribute to an increased risk of future violence” (15). Although this isn’t a reason to excuse the behavior, it does explain why some men and women grow up to be violent. Okay…onto the show.

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About Eric: Eric Carter-Landin was born and raised in New Mexico. As a child, Eric lived in poverty and watched his single mother struggle to make ends meet. When he was six (1986) his brother was murdered and the killer was never prosecuted. Because of this and because of the amount of unsolved or unresolved cases in New Mexico, Eric decided to create a podcast that focuses on crime in New Mexico. True Consequences is based in Albuquerque and was started to bring awareness to the general public about some of the most known and unknown cases. This is all done to try to affect change and leverage public awareness to help drive some of these cases from cold to solved. This will not be done overnight and will take the efforts of every listener and member of the public but together we can make an impact. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review.

Marie Pompilio – Hosted by Colleen from Misconduct

Welcome back to the TCFC podcast. I’m your guest host, Coleen, from Misconduct. Teen dating violence is a growing epidemic. A study published in the Journal of the Academic Medical Association in 2017 revealed that of the 2000 adolescent homicides between 2003 and 2016, 150 of these were committed by former boyfriends or girlfriends. 90% of these were female, with an average age of 17. In almost 80 percent of the cases, the male perpetrator was 18 years old or older (1). Today, we discuss an instance of break-up violence from 1988, before any real understanding of stalking behaviors or other red flags. Okay…onto the show.

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Introducing – Chameleon: High Rollers

From Campside Media, Chameleon’s new second season, “High Rollers,” tells the seedy
story of Operation Botox, an FBI undercover investigation designed to catch money launderers

Hosted by investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson, this new season uses FBI
undercover recordings that take listeners on a journey inside a two-year sting operation that
goes off the rails in ways both tragic and comic.
Set in “Sin City” Las Vegas, nothing comes short to this mind-blowing heist that involves
all the classic Vegas highs and lows:

o  high rollers get involved in a money-laundering scheme
o an informant runs his own scams
o a reported love triangle
o strippers
o and millions at stake
o (like exactly what you see in the movies, except this actually happened)​ 

It’s an investigative thriller that challenges listeners to consider and question the enormous
unchecked powers of the FBI and federal agents’ decisions to investigate unsuspecting
Americans.

Don’t miss this mind-blowing crime caper. Chameleon: High Rollers is available
every Tuesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.

The Bloody Bender Prototype Ft. Charlie of Crimelines

Charlie of the Crimelines Podcast is the guest host for this episode, focusing on the crimes of Patty Cannon. Slavery is a heinous crime against humanity, and history has made it no less so. When slavery was practiced in America, there were unscrupulous individuals who would kidnap freed blacks and sell them back into slavery, as was the case of Solomon Northup. The most notorious of these was also a female serial killer. Okay…onto the show.

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The Wamsley Murders

As we have learned before, children kill their parents for many reasons: to stop abuse, because they are about to be cut off financially, as a result of a psychotic break. Today’s episode looks at another reason: greed. It also looks at how corrupt the justice system can be, and might leave you questioning how fair some sentences are. Okay…onto the show.

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Berkshire Murders ft. Josh Hallmark

Welcome back to the True Crime Fan Club podcast. I’m your guest host Josh, of True Crime Bullshit. I’m sitting in for Lanie, who is on maternity leave. In 2018, Berkshire County in Massachusetts saw an explosion of violent murders. In the years between 2009-2019, there were approximately 25 homicides in Berkshire County, with approximately 25% of these in 2018.

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 is a serialized, investigative podcast exploring meticulous and enigmatic serial killer, Israel Keyes. Host Josh Hallmark takes listeners on a strange, terrifying, and emotional journey, as he attempts to find the missing, understand a killer, explore the impacts of crime, and reconcile with those left behind.

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Juan Chavez, Thrill Killer

Thrill killers are individuals who find “intense stimulation and excitement” by causing their victims pain or terror before their deaths. Once their prey is dead, they lose interest and often move onto another victim. These types of kills are typically not sexual and do not result in mutilation, as the power and pleasure come from the pain inflicted (1). Spree killers are those who kill at least three victims in a short period of time, usually close together chronologically, although separated geographically (2). Today’s episode discusses a murderer who falls into both categories.

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The Murder of Brandon Teena

This case has been with me since I saw the 1999 file ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. I was obsessed with learning about Brandon’s story and finally decided to tell it to you. We don’t often hear about Brandon anymore when we talk about Transgender rights and prejudices. His story is important. His story deserves to be told.    Note:  Although assigned Female at birth, Brandon identified as male and that is how he will be referred to throughout this episode.   If you or someone you know needs an advocate for transgender issues, please contact the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 or www.translifeline.org/  

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Abraham Shakespeare

All of us dream of winning the lottery. Millions to make our lives easier, to lavish extravagant gifts on our families and friends, and take time off from work. But many winners of the lottery find that it’s not all sunshine and roses, and studies show that 70% of winners are broke within seven years of winning…for those who live, that is.

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The Broken Bever Brothers

Parricide or familicide is rare, although these types of cases get so much media, making them seem more common than they are. Most of these types of murders are committed by a single individual, and in many cases, the perpetrator commits suicide after murdering their family members. Today is a rare instance of two perpetrators, both male, who did not commit suicide…because they had plans to kill hundreds of people.  Okay…onto the show.

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Dimebag – REPLAY

Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott was one of the founders of Pantera. His life was tragically ended when a crazed fan stormed the stage. His delusions caused him to believe that Pantera was stealing his thoughts. Dimebag was a born and bred Texas musician who is still fondly spoken about in the Dallas music scene.

R.I.P. Darell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004)

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Amy Bishop

Males primarily carry out mass shootings. Females account for 4% of mass shootings in the US. Overall, women are less likely to commit homicide, period, with 10 to 13 percent of homicides in the US carried out by females. Women are also less likely to use firearms to carry out their homicidal impulses, with only 8 percent of firearm homicides committed by women (1). Today’s focus is on a woman who broke the norms in every way.

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The Murder of Dawna Natzke

911 dispatchers are often the unsung heroes of emergency services. They work behind the scenes, acting as the first responder for numerous traumatic events. Nearly 40 percent of dispatchers experience burnout, which is almost double the burnout rate for “normal” jobs (1). However, most dispatchers believe they are safe both on and off the job. Unfortunately, this is not true, particularly for today’s case. Okay…onto the show. 

Dawna Natzke Missing Person’s Poster

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The Murder of Ashley Biggs (Justice for Ashley)

In most places, there is no statute of limitation on murder, so charges can be brought against someone regardless of how old the crime was. Thankfully, this allows justice to be served, even when a killer might think they have escaped punishment. That’s central to today’s episode.

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Ashley Biggs

Chad Cobbs
Erica Stefanko

Phil Hughes

In the 1970’s, Contra Costa County in California had several serial killers, including Joseph James DeAngelo, otherwise known as the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker. For all the crimes he committed, though, he was just one of at least four serial killers preying on victims in this area. Today, you’ll hear about one of the other serial killers from the area.  Okay…onto the show.

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The Santa Murders

Your family is supposed to come before everything. So many of us learn this and abide by it. But there are some that break that sacred bond by destroying the family unit. When you demolish what matters most to you, what does that make you? Okay, on to the show…

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Sex Gone Wrong – Mini Episode

A swingers’ lifestyle can be great for some, or it can be problematic for others. For one newly married couple, a wild night of sex and drugs turned deadly. Okay…onto the show.

Actora Bankhead was charged with two counts of murder for breaking the necks of two people after a group-sex session went awry. 

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Tina Resch

A young woman who received notoriety as a teenager as being the center of poltergeist activity grew up to receive the notoriety of another kind. When her young daughter dies under mysterious circumstances, she is arrested and charged with her death. Her prosecution has been shrouded in controversy, and she has supporters all across the world.

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The Cartel Blues

To many people, drug cartels are the stuff of fiction, as seen in movies and TV shows like Blow, Scarface, Ozark, Breaking Bad, and Weeds. But unfortunately approximately 150,000 homicide victims and their families know Mexican and Colombian cartels are all too real. Okay…onto the show.

The Toyota Sequoia pulling up ready to make the hit

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The Yacht Murders

What would compel a mild mannered young father to not only brutally kill two complete strangers, but involve several people in the plot? When he revealed his reasons, was he telling the truth? Okay…onto the show.

Tom and Jackie Hawks

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Daughters Who Kill

Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. Lizzie Borden is arguably the most infamous case of parricide, although she was acquitted of the murders of her father and step-mother. But, Lizzie was by no means the last time a daughter killed her father or had her father killed. Today’s perpetrators are far from a modern-day Lizzie Borden, but the acts were no less horrific.

Marlene Olive

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The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: A conversation W/ Author Anthony Amore

Rose Dugdale’s life is singularly notorious. Born into extreme wealth (she was a member of the last class of debutantes who were presented to the Queen), she abandoned her life as an Oxford-trained Ph.D. and heiress to join the cause of Irish Republicanism. While on the surface she appears to be the British version of Patricia Hearst, she is anything but. Dugdale ran head-first towards the action, spearheading the first aerial terrorist attack in British history by dropping bombs on a police station. Later, Dugdale was the mastermind and leader of the biggest art theft of her time, when she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland to make off with millions in prized paintings, including a work by the mysterious master Johannes Vermeer. Dugdale thus became— to this day—the only woman to pull off a major art heist. The Woman Who Stole Vermeer will examine the likelihood that this was not her only such heist. Rose Dugdale was truly ahead of her time. It’s the perfect book for a wide audience. It will appeal to fans of true crime, fine art, and third-wave feminism.

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Wondery Presents: Do No Harm

Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm.


The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable
children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in the footsteps of the Bright family as they battle to keep their children and fight against a system determined to tear them apart.


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Joel Guy Jr.

Money brings out the worst in many of us, even family members. As we have seen before, sons have even killed their parents for money. But rarely is a murder so meticulously planned out as the one we discuss this week.

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The Case of David Camm: did he do it?

Despite many advances in forensic science, people are still convicted on the testimony of people who call themselves experts. Some of the testimony and evidence is based on what lawyers and other scientists call junk science. For one man, junk science meant 13 years in prison, before the expert witness was finally debunked.

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Robert Hanssen

Fear. Rage. Two words, loaded with emotion. Two words that can make a person feel helpless and out of control. Two words that can cloud a person’s judgement. Two words that can change the course of their life. Robert Hanssen claimed that fear and rage were the key emotions that led him to betray his country, to become a mole, and to be one of the most damaging spies in the history of the FBI.

The only known photo of Robert in ADX Florence

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GetVokl: Into The Forest And All The Way Through w. Author Cynthia Pelayo

Into The Forest And The Way Through (release date: August 28, 2020). It’s a sobering look at missing and murdered women of color whose stories often go ignored, their killers never held to account, and it’s a searing call to arms to examine these wounds.

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Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo grew up in a haunted house with very superstitious parents in inner-city Chicago. She went on to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she says she majored in the macabre. Pelayo’s short story collection, Loteria, is a collection of 54 short stories that explores Latin American superstition, folklore, legend, and myth.

She is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books, a boutique horror press. She lives with her husband and two angry Shih Tzus in the very neighborhood she was raised. She wears black—most of the time—and she stays out of the sun as much as (un)humanly possible.

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Víctor Saldaño

Victor Saldano was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for a murder he committed in Plano, Texas. His mental state has declined severely and it brings into question, should we reconsider the death penalty for those who experience a severe mental defect as a result of the isolation they experience on death row? Share your thoughts below. 

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Deadly Home Invasions

In the first half of this episode, we discuss the unthinkable It’s terrible when a child loses his parents to violence. It is unthinkable to know a child witnessed the murder of his parents.

In the second half, we will discuss Halfways houses, formally known as residential reentry centers, serve various purposes. Halfways houses of any kind make many residents in the area nervous, and trigger the NIMBY effect – the Not In My Back Yard. Some halfways houses are focused on recovering addicts, as a transitional point between treatment and return to normal lives. Others are focused on mental health issues, and still others as a transitional point between incarceration and a return to society.

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The Murder of Tara Grant

Passion fuels many emotions and reactions: love and lust, anger and murder. Today, we talk about one man’s fury and how it affected many lives. It’s unique, too, because quite a bit of information came out after the trial.

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Chris Dankovich

 Losing a loved one to murder is perhaps one of the most traumatic things a family can imagine. That trauma is further compounded when the death comes at the hands of someone the victim knew and loved, someone they trusted. Perhaps the most unimaginable of all is a murder committed against a mother, by her son – her own flesh and blood. Today we’ll discuss the tragic death of Diane Michele and how even though her son Christopher Dankovich brutally cut her life short, their family still found the compassion within their hearts to forgive him.  The family did this knowing that kindness is what Diane herself would have wanted, and they did their best to pull together and honor her death with love and forgiveness.

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Chris Dankovich

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The Boles Family Massacre

The murder of an entire family is an incredible tragedy, but when no apparent motive exists, and the case remains unsolved, it is a double tragedy. Today’s episode is about a case that is 55 years old, with no arrests made, and very few clues to go on. These murders are plagued with more questions than answers.

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Wondery Presents: Billionaire Boys Club

Billionaire Boys Club is based on the incredible true story of a group of wealthy boys from LA in the 80’s who concoct a risky get-rich-quick plan that lures in millions of dollars of investment. The plan falls apart when their leader, Joseph Hunt, starts a string of kidnappings & murders in a desperate attempt to cover their losses.

Hosted by Timothy Olyphant and Tracy Patton.

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Larry Keith Robison

The US has no ban on the execution of people with mental illnesses. Many states have considered legislation to exclude the mentally ill from execution, but none have taken that step yet. The Supreme Court has stated a defendant’s mental illness “must be taken into consideration as an important reason to spare his or her life.” Those with mental illness cannot necessarily understand their defense, even if they are declared competent to stand trial. Additionally, many death row inmates will waive their appeals and “volunteer” to be put to death. Today, we are discussing a man who was put to death, despite his well-documented mental illness.

Larry Robison

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For Sale: The Deadly Side of Real Estate

When people think of “dangerous jobs,” the more obvious ones quickly come to mind: firefighters, law enforcement, oil riggers, but real estate agents are rarely at the forefront. However, realtors often go by themselves to meet strangers, usually in empty houses. There are numerous instances of these meetings going terribly wrong, terribly fast. Some of these are planned, targeted attacks, and others happen in an instant. Okay…onto the show.

Sarah Walker
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A Gun In My Gucci w/ Author Elaine Smith

A Gun in My Gucci is a true story of two “outsiders” who helped bring down the Chicago Mob — the middle-aged mobster Ken “Tokyo Joe” Eto, and a determined young woman, Elaine Corbitt Smith. In the early 1980s, Joe Eto was the highest-ranking Asian-American mob associate in the country. His nemesis, rookie Elaine Smith was one of a few female Special Agents in the FBI at that time. Only three percent of FBI Agents were women in 1979. Her relentless pursuit of Eto resulted in his detention by the Bureau on interstate gambling charges. Afraid that he would “spill his guts”, Eto’s Mob bosses decided not to gamble on Joe’s ability to remain silent. He had to be eliminated and a “hit” was ordered. Joe Eto would never talk, nevertheless the Mob still tried to kill him. But the “hit” was botched and Tokyo Joe walked away with three bullets in his head. Alive, with his honor intact, he was now released from any loyalty to the mob. He was ready to talk, but only to Special Agent Elaine Smith. Over time, Eto’s testimony released a waterfall of evidence and information which led to arrests, convictions, and long sentences for many of Chicago’s top mobsters. A Gun in My Gucci reveals the special relationship between Joe Eto and his FBI handler Elaine Smith, who went from school teacher to crime-buster. Smith’s story exposes her tough climb up the ladder of acceptance and ultimate success as she broke into the macho, male-dominated criminal justice system, and helped take down the Chicago Outfit.

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The Springford Family Murders

The murder of parents by their children is called parricide. It accounts for approximately 2% of the homicides in the US, annually. Most of these tend to be committed by males, and typically, it’s a single victim and single offender. However, occasionally, both parents, to include a biological parent and stepparent, are murdered. In the case of multiple offenders, it’s usually adolescent females who have enlisted their boyfriend or friend’s assistance. Adult offenders of both sexes are usually mentally ill, whereas adolescents of both sexes are seeking to gain freedom. Female adolescents have usually been told they cannot date someone. Regardless of the reasons, parricide is shocking and leaves surviving relatives struggling to understand. The victims in today’s episode were wealthy, philanthropic, and the loving parents of two children.

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GetVokl: A Discussion w Sarah Turney

I first met Sarah Turney at the True Crime Podcast Festival in 2019. She had just published the first episode of her new podcast called Voices for Justice [Link:https://www.voicesforjusticepodcast.com/] After meeting her, I realized that I wanted to know more, so I started listening to her show and man, did I have questions for her. So, I asked her to come on to my GetVokl stream so that we could talk about her advocacy work and, answer all of my questions. Sarah Turney is a beautiful and thoughtful person, who I hope is able to find justice for her sister.

Voices for Justice is written, produced, and, hosted by Sarah Turney. It features the story of missing teen and Sarah’s sister, Alissa Turney. Alissa went missing from Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 when she was 17 years old. The only person of interest in Alissa’s case is her and Sarah’s father. This podcast gives a never before seen and extremely intimate look into the strange circumstances leading up to Alissa’s disappearance. Sarah will be reviewing 30+ years of video and audio records, 3000 pages of case record from the nearly 20 year police investigation, and current efforts being made to get justice for Alissa.

Alissa Turney
Sarah Turney

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Ghouls of New York

For most people, when they bury their loved ones, they expect to grieve and for the deceased to rest in peace. Unfortunately, throughout history, and even today, the deceased and their families fall victim to graverobbers, or bodysnatchers. Most people are not aware this gruesome practice still occurs, but in the mid-2000s, thousands of families discovered their loved ones’ corpses had been desecrated.

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Introducing Once Upon A Time In…the Valley.

In the roaring 1980s X world, Traci Lords reigned supreme. No one questioned her right to sovereignty. Only, it turned out, the biggest star in Adult, wasn’t one. As America would discover in July 1986, when the FBI busted down her door. Traci Lords was really Nora Kuzma, who entered the industry as a 15-year-old high school sophomore. Traci, the victim, was saved. And the industry, the villain, was very nearly destroyed. But what if the victim here was also the villain; the villain, also the victim? Welcome to Once Upon a Time… in the Valley is the world’s first real-life psychological thriller and porno-noir mystery.