"The best True Crime radio program on the air." - Erin Moriarty CBS 48Hrs
"True Crime Uncensored is amazing, amusing and completely unexpected! This is the 'Car Talk' of True Crime podcasts, and the show all other true crime shows listen to!" -- Travis Webb. Created by Burl Barer, produced by Magic Matt Alan, Archived by Douglas Shearer. Fact Checker: Mark Boyer Hosted by Burl Barer and Howard Lapides. Celebrating 10 years live on the Internet every Saturday 2 pm PT onOutlawRadioLive.com
(In memory of the great Don Woldman, Burl's original co-host for many years)
Howard Lapides begins the show by stating that I (Burl Barer) am wandering the streets of the San Fernando Valley. No, I was in the hospital trying to stay alive. I obviously made it. Kevin is the world's expert on Ted Bundy..and this is his latest research. If you are into Ted Bundy, this one if for you
"Susan Fensten's new book, You Have a Very Soft Voice, Susan, is a pulse-pounding work that proves once again that truth is stranger than fiction." --Kevin M. Sullivan, author of The Bundy Murders and Vampire: The Richard Chase Murders
"You Have a Very Soft Voice, Susan is quite possibly the most twisted and surreal case of stalking I have ever encountered. Well written and gripping. Just when you think it can't get any more bizarre, it does." --Patrick Quinlan, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of All Those Moments
"A harrowing and visceral read. Fensten takes you straight into the heart of darkness in her debut book. A must-have for true crime readers everywhere." --Jesse P. Pollack, author of The Acid King
"Susan Fensten's autobiographical account of how her simple internet search for lost relatives on an ancestry website unleashed a horrifying armada of mad kinky ghouls to relentlessly stalk her, is a fright house of a tale; a Dantesque decent into a cyber inferno that any one of us could easily find themselves drawn into." --Peter Vronsky, author of Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From the Stone Age to the Present
Denis Kelly's life is part Hunter S. Thompson, part Timothy Leary, and part Eckhart Tolle. From his beginnings in an abusive and alcoholic home in Wisconsin to becoming a major force in the counterculture movement, and then from a life on the run and in prison to a life in a monastery and in service, it is as entertaining as it is inspirational.
A Heart Blown Open chronicles the life and teachings of Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi as he worked to integrate hard-won wisdom into his dynamic life. Experience the successes and failures that brought him to found an entirely new form of Zen called Mondo Zen. Extraordinary for their playfulness, depravity, and liberating insight, Jun Po’s life events swirl together to underscore and illuminate the environment from which one of the most controversial masters of the American Zen scene has emerged
For the young widow of Tacoma, Washington businessman Robert Henry, September 11th is both the date of his cold-blooded murder, and the date that his murderer went to prison. This is the story of the five year investigation that solved the homicide, Read the minibook by Burl Barer
"If it weren't for having a double life, I would have no life at all" -- Burl Barer.
Sean Sullivan, known on Instagram and Pinterest as Layercakeny, had a double life or perhaps triple -- an outlaw weed dealer and outlaw grafitti artist equally comfortable in the Hamptons or the Bronx, dining with the mayor or breaking bread and sharing paint cans in the famed Freedom Tunnel. His father was a cop and security expert;his uncle was a pioneer grafitti artist. Hear this amazing story for yourself.
Joe Silvestri was a tough kid from the mean streets of New York. He went from street brawler to wearing a tux at the glamorous Copacabana. He eventually provided “muscle” for the Mob, a highly respected and feared fixer—the guy you went to if you had a problem that needed to be resolved. He followed Mob protocol when having a sit down with an adversary: You never break bread with the enemy.
Award-winning Mob author Dennis Griffin joins forces with Joey “the Fixer” Silvestri to tell a tale of a bygone era when organized crime dominated New York City. It was a time when neighborhood bosses controlled their turf and some cops would look the other way for the right price. Your best friend one day might want you dead the next. It was a violent life in which only the strong survived.
Dennis was one of our first guests ten years ago when we started this show, and it is always a delight to have him back.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING -- ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO RETURNS
Anthony M DeStefano is not only a famed journalist/author, he is also an expert on human trafficking. Mark Boyer offers the first ever expose of exploitation and alleged trafficking in the IT industry. shocking!
Until Someone Gets Hurt , Tyson Wrensch, victim of scum bag theives (this guy got more than even, he got 'em put away!) gives us the shocking story of an innocent man in prison with the men who framed him so they could steal his fortune. They didn't get away with it, but their victim is still behind bars!! That's only part of the story. Meanwhile, a convicted killer is furious that a true crime book about him calls him a killer!
What do you do when the law wants you behind bars and the New York crime families want you buried?
That was the life-and-death dilemma confronting Andrew DiDonato, who began his criminal career at age 14 under the watchful eyes of the local Mob.
Why was a nice Jewish boy with great grades and a bright future not in college, but tending bar in Miami? Why was his brother, a prosecutor, irked at him? Well..well educated and intelligent Owen Band found himself semi-attached to some of the most important coke dealers and distributers in Miami...he wasn't a big wheel or even a cog -- but he lived most of it before it all went South -- further South than Miami itself. Find out where the money went and how Owen went from moving coke to representing authors as a literary agent. This is a fascinating show-- you will love it!
Dori Eurell knew her husand, Ken, an NYPD cop, was up to no good, but she didn't know how bad the no-good really was. Sooner or later, Dori believed that she would find out. She was right. Ken is now infamous as the 2nd most corrupt cop in the contemporary history of the NYPD.
Dori could have ditched him when he got busted with his buddy and partner in crime Michael Dowd, but she didn't and she made the right decision.. 36 years together, through sickness and health, scandal shame arrest and conviction..their marriage surived and thrived --proof that it is not time alone that heals all wounds, but time and true love. Dori and Ken Eurell join Burl, Howard and Marc on True Crime Uncensored.
This was Ron's first visit to the show, and he is so compelling in his storytelling, you will understand why we always love having him on the program.
Casper, Wyoming:1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her eighteen-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky’s car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. But they were anything but Good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived. The other did not.
Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell—who lived in Casper at the time of the crime, and was a friend to Amy and Becky—can’t forget Wyoming’s most shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Neither could Becky, the surviving sister. The two men who violated her and Amy were sentenced to life in prison, but the demons of her past kept haunting Becky…until she met her fate years later at the same bridge where she’d lost her sister.
Okay we start off talking about the infamous Heidi crime against the NFL, and then shift gears and before you know it, we are hearing about one of the most horrific multiple murders in California history, thanks to Frank C. Girardot Jr. A strange but remarkably fascinating hour with Frank, Howard, Burl and Mark.
Anthony M. DeStefano
Anthony M. DeStefano is a New York City journalist who specializes in legal affairs, criminal justice and organized crime. He is the author of "The Big Heist", published in June 2017;"Gangland New York: The Places And Faces of Mob History, published in July 2015; "Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall Of A New York Mobster," published in July 2013; "The Last Godfather" "King of the Godfathers" and "Mob Killer," the latter of which was released in June 2011. He also authored "The War On Human Trafficking," published by Rutgers University Press. As a member of the staff of Newsday, Mr. DeStefano was on a team of reporters who won the Pulitizer Prize for spot news in 1992 for the newspapers coverage of the Union Square subway crash (1991).
In connection with his work, he has traveled to Europe and South America. He also speaks at academic conferences about crime and human trafficking. As part of promotional work for "Gangland New York", Mr. DeStefano has appeared on WPIX-TV in New York City, NY1 in New York City, as well as WVOX radio in New Rochelle and The Frank Morano Show on 970AM. Recently, he has appeared on the Biography Channel and Sundance Channel and is scheduled to appear in an upcoming cable series as an expert commentator about organized crime in New York City.
The highlight of his career ? Being a frequent guest on True Crime Uncensored.
Janet McClellan identifies and analyzes a significantly neglected population of serial murderers, African-American serial murderers in the United States, and examines current profiling practices and the procedures for the satisfactory and practical application of direction in investigations, and identifies unique profiling questions that might help in the investigative processes. Case examples are provided to underscore the problems of current profiling methods and to illustrate the extent of African American serial homicide offending.
The lust murderers examined by Janet McClellan include Theodore Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Dennis Rader. The book proposes the need for a composite typology technique in order to have a more promising approach in identifying a suspect pool from a broader range of psychosocial, offense activities, and particular offender characteristics to aid in investigations. The study advocates that a primary function of the development of typologies is to provide aid and assistance in the investigation of violent crime, specifically violent sexualized homicides. As such, this book presents a comprehensive series of issue discussions linking specific issues, activities, processes, and operational contexts in general homicide investigation and specifically for lust murder investigation.
The harrowing and heart-wrenching memoir of humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan's kidnapping by Somali land pirates, her three months in captivity, her rescue by the Navy SEALs, and her husband's extraordinary efforts to help bring her home.
In 2006, 27-year-old Jessica Buchanan arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, with a teaching degree and long-held dreams of helping to educate African children. By 2009, she had met and married the man of her dreams, a native Swede named Erik Landemalm, who worked to coordinate humanitarian aid with local authorities in Africa. With dreams of starting a family, they moved from Nairobi to Somalia, and their future couldn't have seemed brighter....
But on October 25, 2011, Jessica and a male colleague were kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom by an organized band of Somali land pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters. She was held outdoors in filthy conditions and kept on a starvation diet while her health steadily deteriorated. Negotiations for ransom dragged on, and as the ordeal stretched into its third month, the captors grew increasingly impatient.
Every terrifying moment Jessica spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. Finally, on January 25, 2012, President Barack Obama ordered a rescue operation by a team of 24 Navy SEALs. The team killed all nine kidnappers, with no harm to the hostages, who were quickly airlifted out on a military rescue helicopter.
In riveting detail, Impossible Odds details Jessica and Erik's mutual journey during those torturous months. Together they relate the events prior to the kidnapping, the drama of Jessica's fight to stay alive, and Erik's efforts to bolster and support the hunt for her while he acted as liaison between their two families, the FBI, professional hostage negotiators, and the United States government.
Mike Morford and his partner Mike Ferguson have their own very popular true crime podcast and two great books from Wild Blue Press — The Case of the Zodiac Killer, and The Case of the Golden State Killer.
Mike Morford joins Burl, Howard and Mark for an entertaining hour where we let Mark actually ask questions!
In Northern California, he was known as the East Area Rapist. In Southern California, he was called the Original Night Stalker. When his crimes all over California were finally connected, he would become known as the Golden State Killer, and by 1986, he had racked up a staggering tally of over 100 home break-ins or burglaries, 50 or more rapes, and at least 12 murders. Don’t invite him over.
A classic episode from 2008 -- Jim Lichtman, author of The Lone Ranger's Code of the West joins famed character actor Marvin Kaplan (and then President of AFTRA) to talk ethics and morality at the time of the writers' strike. Also featured is the great Don Woldman and actress/singer Judy Faye.
Willis Wilson was minding his own business when he was arrested and charged with a horrible crime. Everyone was sure that he was guilty. He knew he was innocent. As seen on Oprah, but our show is more fun. This clasic episode features my original co-host, the great Don Woldman.
John DeDakis required two episodes to give him the time he deserved -- so here are part one and part two (two weeks apart back in 2016) of our conversations with the brilliant journalist John DeDakis Since 1969, I've been a just-the-facts-ma'am journalist working in radio and television newsrooms in Wisconsin, Germany, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Highlights of my career include getting tear gassed while covering the anti-Vietnam War riots in 1970 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; doing a 40-minute, one-on-one radio interview with Alfred Hitchcock in 1973 during my stint in the Army at the American Forces Network (AFN)-Europe; and covering the White House for CBN News during the last three years of Ronald Reagan's presidency.
In 1988, I joined CNN as a writer. From 2001 to 2005, I supervised the writing on "Daybreak" anchored by Carol Costello. From 2005 to 2013, I was a Senior Copy Editor on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." In March of 2013 I retired from CNN after 25 years with the network. I now write full time.
I grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin and earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977).
The name DeDakis first appeared in the Chicago phone book about 1915 as a typographical error. My grandfather, who had just immigrated from Greece, felt the accidental capitalization of the second D made the name look more "dignified" so, Dedakis became DeDakis.
It's pronounced dih-DAY-kiss, by the way.
Mr. DeDakis, being shy, didn't mention the highlight of his media life is appearing on True Crime Uncensored on Outlaw Radio with fellow old school journalists Burl Barer and Howard Lapides
A.E. Sawan Presents A Story of Obsession and Revenge In THE GHOST
THE GHOST: An Assassin’s Story, is based on the true story of the author’s experiences growing up in Lebanon during that country’s bloody civil war, as well as his time as a counter-terrorist operative. The story follows “Paul” from his childhood in the Bekaa Valley to adulthood when he is recruited and trained as a killer by both Israel’s Mossad and the CIA.
A tale of obsession and revenge, in this first book of the Al Shabah Assassin Series, Paul ultimately finds himself on the trail of a childhood nemesis who had become the feared charismatic leader of a violent jihadist group. This fast-paced thriller takes Paul around the world in his personal search for truth and justice, and a final showdown with a yellow-eyed terrorist who one violent day ended Paul’s childhood and set him on the road to becoming an assassin.
Serial killers in Australia are just as bad as serial killers everywhere, you just haven't heard of them. Your ignorance will evaporate in the heat of shocking information n Alan Warren returns with yet ANOTHER new book in the Serial Killers around the World series..a series of serial killers!
Young Paul told his classmates that his father was a successful jeweler when he was actually a successful jewel thief. Paul pulled his first multi-million dollar heist at age 16 -- he is indeed his father's son.
What happens when one of the most evil men in the history of America meets a man he trusts to share his darkest secrets with? How does it affect someone already on the edge of society when he is taken under the wing of a serial killer? Partly told through the letters of Arthur Shawcross, THE SHAWCROSS LETTERS is the tale of one of America’s most notorious serial killers and his relationship with his would-be biographer, John Paul Fay. John Paul Fay was a murderabilia dealer with a troubled past. Arthur Shawcross, also known as the Genesee River Killer, was in prison after being convicted of murdering numerous women, he officially has killed 14 people in all. The two created a business relationship, with Fay shopping the drawings of Shawcross and working with him on a book of his life. They also created a bizarre friendship in which Shawcross would let out his darkest secrets and Fay would finally meet someone that he himself felt oddly at home with. But as we all know, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. THE SHAWCROSS LETTERS is a unique book, it is not only literary, but it lets the reader into the mind of a serial killer in a way that few books have ever done before. The reader will be drawn into the mind of Shawcross through his letters, and will find themselves wondering, what actually separates a serial killer from someone that walks among us every day?
Over the last 21 years, 43-year-old Seth Ferranti earned a master’s degree, got married, launched a writing career and founded a publishing house. And he did it all from behind bars.
His crime and punishment are so out of line, it is difficult to believe that the USA would treat a college kid selling pot and LSD as if he were Pablo Escobar, but that's what they did. He got the highest possible sentence. Even Adam Diaz, head of the Dominican drug cartel featured in the book Betrayal in Blue, served far far less time in an American prison.
1991,in Anchorage, Alaska, a very pregnant Peggy Barnett along with her 9-year old daughter drove to the post office to deliver a package to an associate, George Kerr in Chugiak, fifteen miles outside of Anchorage. George's father David Kerr picked up the package three days later and brought it home. He and his wife Michelle were in the kitchen when David opened the package. The explosion was so intense, neighbours feared there had been an earthquake. David died instantly but Michelle survived.
Michelle told U.S postal inspectors that Doug Gustafson was involved. It was no secret that Douglas Gustafson and his cohort, Raymond Cheely, despised George Kerr, had knowledge of explosives, and liked to blow things up. However they had perfect alibis. They were already in prison for murder.
64 awards so far for Lillian Glass' brilliant documentary,Reinventing Rosalee, about her 101 year old mother surviving the Gulag and reinventing herself as a media star in her 90's. We talk to Dr. Glass, then Daniel gives us insights into the horrors of the Gulag.
Dr. Ramsland is brilliant, accomplished and blessed with an adorable laugh, Burl gets her to laugh several times, and vice-versa. We cover everything from Ann Rice to serial killers and the tragedy of death by sexual misadventure, Howard was out of town, so there is no one to dominate the show other than the host with sidebar comments by Mark Boyer and a choir of crickets.
Groundbreaking history and exciting investigative journalism combine in a work jam-packed with newly unearthed finds and fresh insights that pull us deeper into the world of Jack the Ripper and closer to the man himself. Wescott does not promote a suspect but instead comprehensively investigates the murders of Polly Nichols and Elizabeth Stride, bringing to light new medical evidence, crucial new material on important witnesses, and – revealed for the first time – the name of a woman who may have met Jack the Ripper and survived to tell the tale. Also discussed in this book: Charles Lechmere, recently named as a suspect in the Jack the Ripper documentary, Conspiracy: The Missing Evidence, is restored to his proper place in history as an innocent witness.
At least once a year we coax Leonard Buschel away from his pressing duties as producer of the REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVALS to tell us stories of his life or crime, how drug dealers define success, and why he walked away from the high pressure, high stakes world of international drug importing/exporting
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder Chronicles, Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Serial Killer Couples, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime anthology, Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1).
Joe Bruno has cranked out 32 true crime books -- all of them have captured a JOE BRUNOsignificant and devoted readership obsessed with "the Mob" -- from killers to gun molls, stand up guys and rats who squeal....Joe Bruno documents them all in his amazing ongoing series of fascinating true crime books!
From award-winning author Anthony Flacco comes a powerful tale of a picture-perfect betrayal that plunged his family into a fatal nightmare -- and those are the WORST KIND! Robert Peernock appeared to have the ideal life; working as a pyrotechnics engineer and computer expert and coming home to his wife and daughter, he projected the American dream. Even when he and his wife separated, it seemed amicable, just a small bump for the well-to-do family. But there was madness in his house: in private, Peernock was violent, subtly manipulative, and bordering on psychotic. But the horrifying details of his home life would only come to light after Peernock finally lost all control.
Why the hell would someone confess to a crime or multiple crimes, they didn't commit? Prof. Alan Hirsch is the leading expert on false confessions, and we will find out why you can't believe a confession, even one that has accurate details.
Camille Kimball, Official True Crime Hottie and Emmy Award winner and brilliant broadcaster tolerates another hour with Burl, Howard, Mark and Magic Matt Alan discussing primaerily MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME, and Burl explains his diagnosis of "Charming."
Famed television writer/producer Gary Grossman has a hit thriller series. #4 is out now, and it is incredibly timely. Gary joins us for an hour of fun conversation.
"As local and national political figures are systematically assassinated, President Morgan Taylor assigns Secret Service Agent Scott Roarke to work with America’s intelligence services to unravel the plot. At the same time, a growing secessionist movement is stirring up anti-government fervor across the nation."
Two famous unsolved crimes get solved in this episode because one of the participants in both crimes is our guest -- yes, Punch is back telling how and who and all that jazz. As usual, he is semi-out of control and vastly amusing
Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman’s life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it’s her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption.
Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh’s darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over tour. Loaded with true stories never before heard, Rock Monster is essential reading for classic rock fans and anyone touched by addiction. Kristin Casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. Sharply written, bold and incisive, it’s the worldly-wise tome only an ex-addict, ex-stripper, and ex-rock-chick could give us.
In the tradition of women-in-rock survivor tales—by Marianne Faithful, Crystal Zevon, or Mackenzie Phillips—Kristin Casey pulls a veil on the enduring myth of the lifestyle’
When the killers murdered a frail old farmer, they left behind one living witness: the farmer's devoted dog. This true story will have you throwing Timmy down the well justo see Lassie go running to Gramps.
McCain, a writer who grew up on army bases, takes aim at the military and the ways soldiers bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq home with them. Her best-seller, MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY, recounts the murder of 25-year-old Army Specialist Richard T. Davis by four fellow members of the army's Third Infantry.
This is the same case that inspired the movie, "In the Valley of Elah."
A story of war, a murder, and justice.
After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust – in ghettos, on death marches, and in concentration camps – a young couple seeks refuge in Canada. They settle into a new life, certain that the terrors of their past are behind them. They build themselves a cozy little cottage on a lake in Muskoka, a cottage that becomes emblematic of their victory over the Nazis. The charming retreat is a safe haven, a refuge from haunted memories.
Then, one day, while exploring the crawl space beneath their cottage, they discover a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and almost hidden from view. Nothing could have prepared them for the horror of the crate’s contents – or how the peace and tranquility of their lives would be shattered.
Now, their daughter, Deborah Vadas Levison, an award-winning journalist, tells the extraordinary account of her parents' ordeals, both in one of the darkest times in world history and their present-day lives.
Reformed diamond heist mastermind and bank robber and credit card fraudster and commercial burglar and son of the world's greatest gentleman thief explains how the Russian gangsters were sent to America as an act of kindness by the Soviets who agreed to allow Jews to leave Russia -- some of these people wouldn't know Torah if the head Rabbi of Jerusalem whacked them over the head with it -- they were hitmen and mobsters thrilled to come to the land of the (formerly) free., now land of the fact free poodle puppets of Putin and homegrown over-reaching oligarchs. Paul Stanimirovic aka Pavle, aka Paul Montana, aka Reginald Mathews aka a bunch of other names -- our resident real-life reformed criminal mastermind gives us another fascinating hour.
A monster was on a killing spree. In just nine months, seven people went missing; all of their bodies eventually discovered in a wooded lot behind a suburban strip mall. But the investigation that led law enforcement to their suspect, William Devin Howell, is only part of the story behind HIS GARDEN: Conversations With A Serial Killer.
A practicing attorney, author Anne K. Howard first contacted Howell while he was serving a fifteen-year sentence for the murder of one of his seven victims. He was about to be charged for the remaining six murders. A unique and disturbing friendship between the two began, comprised of written correspondence, face-to-face prison visits and recorded phone calls.
Not until Dirty Trickster, Corporate Spy does a memoir exist by one of the principal Watergate saboteurs-provocateurs that exposes the full extent of the insalubrious side of politics and negative campaigning. And that is not all: After Watergate, Kelly became a corporate security consultant that provided undercover agents for client companies to spy on their employees. Kelly also specialized in eavesdropping detection, which took him around the world searching for clandestine listening devices for clients such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Ferdinand Marcos, the Miami Dolphins, Eastern Airlines and even suspected drug dealers. He secretly provided debugging training for entities such as IBM, Revlon, the U.S. Navy and dozens of others.
Paul Stanimirovic, alias Paul Montana, alias Paulie Zaza aka "Punch" returns with another astonishing hour including how he won over $1.8 million a year three years in a row at the Hard Rock Casino in Florida playing the slot machines.
Pat Craig was Burl's co-host on the Walla Walla High School Radio Program on 250 Watt KTEL when they were teenagers. That was long ago -- both Burl and Pat have become best selling authors and Pat was also a SF rock star for a while.
Steven Avery was railroaded to prison for a crime he didn't commit. It took years to set him free...and once he was free....well, that's when things went deadly wrong.
From the brutal assault of a woman jogging along a remote stretch of beach on the Lake Michigan shoreline, through a history-making verdict twenty years later, it's a fast-paced story full of suspense.
In this two part episode, Doug Bopst tells his story of transformation from crime and addiction, and how he pays it forward. In part two, investigative journalist Burl Barer exposes "patient brokering" in the rehab business.
In the late summer of 1969, the nation was transfixed by a series of gruesome murders in the hills of Los Angeles. Newspapers and television programs detailed the brutal slayings of a beautiful actress--twenty six years old and eight months pregnant with her first child--as well as a hair stylist, an heiress, a businessman, and other victims. The City of Angels was plunged into a nightmare of fear and dread. In the weeks and months that followed, law enforcement faced intense pressure to solve crimes that seemed to have no connection.
Drawing upon deep archival research and exclusive personal interviews--including unique access to Manson Family parole hearings--former federal prosecutor and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl has written a propulsive, page-turning historical thriller of the crimes and manhunt that mesmerized the nation.
One of the most daring dangerous and decidedly brave books in our contemporary sexually repressive climate, Suzy Spencer tries to remain an aloof journalist but she can only fool herself so long -- she's not investigating the sexual fringe, she's seeking a safe way to penetrate her own sexuality which had been in the frozen food section for over a decade. The final chapter is brilliant as Suzy's complete terrified vulnerability battles with her fears of pissing off Jesus, Mary and Suzy's own mother, Suzy is always an excellent guest especially on this very personal show.
Bestselling True Crime author Rebecca Morris returns to Oregon to investigate the 1968 murder of a classmate. Burl and Rebecca share professional history, Howard asks great questions as do Frank Hagen and Marc Boyer. Good show!
This is the remarkable story of Frank Matthews, a charismatic drug kingpin from the late 1960s and 1980s who organized a huge criminal enterprise before jumping bail and 1973 with $15 million and a beautiful woman. Nicknamed Black Caesar, Matthews has never been seen again in what has become one of organized crimes most intriguing mysteries.
Black Caesar is a 2013 USA Best Book Award Winner in the True Crime: Non-Fiction category.
"Dodge takes us behind the headlines and introduces real people and their very real struggles yearning to breathe free. Page-turning, proactive and highly recommended"--Craig McGuire, author of Brooklyn's Most Wanted
Kahassai fled the Ethiopian Red Terror that killed his father and hundreds of thousands of others, trekking through a snake-infested jungle while hyenas followed him at night to find safety.
Georgette crossed the Congo while the Hutus and Tutsis struggled for control as millions of defenseless people were murdered and displaced.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Asmi and Leela were children in Bhutan when soldiers burned their villages and drove out the Nepalese-speaking Hindus.
Roy narrowly escaped Afghanistan after the Americans began bombing Kabul to drive our the Taliban.
For years Lori Orr believed her Los Angeles firefighter dad was a selfless hero. When Lori’s dad was arrested and charged with four murders and countless arson fires, it was her testimony that helped keep him from being sent to Death Row. Eventually, Lori’s search for the truth lead her to the dark secrets lurking in her family’s past and to an inescapable conclusion about the remorseless killer and arsonist known as the "Pillowcase Pyro" and his reign of terror in sunny Southern California.
Ron Chepsiuke knows more about the cartels than anyone --= well, close
A fascinating look inside the cocaine trade. J Ron Chepesiuk
A native of Thunder Bay, Canada, and based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Ron Chepesiuk is an optioned screenwriter, award-winning author, documentary producer and director, publisher, and radio host. He's published thirty-five books and more than 4,000 articles that have appeared in 350 plus magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and USA Today
In 1995, NFL great and movie star, O.J. Simpson beat a murder rap for the death of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. But in 2007 his luck with avoiding Lady Justice ran out in Las Vegas.
ROOM 1203 is the true story of the convoluted and bizarre events surrounding a violent armed robbery of a sports memorabilia collector in a Vegas hotel. On that night, Simpson put an exclamation mark on his spectacular fall from the height of Hollywood’s glamour and glitz to a shadowy world of scams and schemers in Sin City.
Written by the lead detective assigned to the case, the book provides details, insights and facts not previously reported, as well as the investigation that pieced the crime together and landed an arrogant man who believed he was above the law in a Nevada prison.
Who is going to know more about the Russian Mob than someone who was raised on Russian, and born into the world of international crime? Stanley Nechayev meets that criteria, he even lives in South Florida, and has enough symbolic body art to validate his career.
Stan wo n’t talk to just anybody. I’m not just anybody. I’m the legendary Burl Barer, and he talks to me.
He would also talk to Howard Lapides because Howard survived 89 days with Paula Abdul, and that earns the respect of anyone who has lived life on the edge,
The brilliant and talented Daniel Genis calls in from New Jersey to report the truth about Fentanyl and then we get off into life in prison, Daniel's forthcoming new book, and we even talk about the infamous Red Rubber Dress!
Six Times More Explosive Than 'Making A Murderer'! "John Ferak has carved his necessary true-crime niche with another fascinating exploration of unalloyed evil in overlooked places, and a dysfunctional judicial system. A chilling piece of journalism."
One morning in July 1974, Anita Andrews, the owner and bartender at Fagiani's Cocktail Lounge in Napa, California was found dead in her bar-raped, beaten, and stabbed to death in a bloody frenzy. ... Author Steve Jackson shares the entire sordid story with fellow true crime author Burl Barer and co-host Howard Lapides.
Our beloved reformed criminal mastermind
"Punch" primarily did diamond heists, but he did spend one year exploring the world of financial fraud, bank fraud, and all manner of financial deception. He mastered it but stopped because it hurt people..and his father insisted that no innocent person should ever be hurt by his crimes.
He's a combination criminal profiler, sociologist, criminologist, rape investigation expert, and can tell how a crime scene has been manipulated to fool the cops...he's honest and accurate, and that makes him dangerous.. be careful what you ask him because he'll give you an answer -- and it may not be what you want to hear
Brent is a champion of justice...although justice doesn't always appreciate champions.....He's taught crime investigation in China, just got back from South America, and unwinds in the wilds of Sitka, Alaska.
Text books -- yes, he writes plenty of them, and tons of scholarly articles, too. He has a new one about Steroid crimes that should get you pumped.
Miscarriages of justice are a regular occurrence in the criminal justice system, which is characterized by government agencies that are understaffed, underfunded, and undertrained across the board.
Kevin Cooper was convicted of the brutal murders of a Chino Hills, California family and a young houseguest in 1985 and has been on death row at San Quentin ever since. In his new explosive expose, "Scapegoat," investigative journalist J. Patrick O'Connor reveals how the sheriff's office and the district attorney's office of San Bernardino County framed Cooper for these horrific murders.
"Scapegoat" provided a rare direct examination of the broken justice system in the United States, where homicide detectives and district attorneys all too often become blinded by their goal of winning convictions rather than searching for justice for both the victims and the accused.
Burl Barer was unceremoniously inducted into the "Rock n Roll Radio Hall of Fame" - i t was a package deal "Okay, you can have Larry Lujack, Pat O'Day, Tom Murphy, Dick Curtis and these other great talents, but only if you put Burl Barer in there somewhere." He won numerous advertising writing and production awards for both radio and television,,,,,then he decided to write books. His first book won the EDGAR AWARD from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also two time Anthony Award Nominee and the apex, Zenith, and Motoroll of his career is being host of True Crime Uncensored on OutlawRadiolive.com
From “Birthers” who claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States to counter-jihadists who believe that the Constitution is in imminent danger of being replaced with Sharia law, conspiratorial beliefs have become an increasingly common feature of our public discourse. In this deeply researched, fascinating exploration of the ideas and rhetoric that have animated extreme, mostly right-wing movements throughout American history, Arthur Goldwag reveals the disturbing pattern of fear-mongering and demagoguery that runs through the American grain.
On a hot night in July 1995, Janet Downing, a 42-year-old mother of four, was brutally stabbed 98 times in her home in Somerville, a city two miles northwest of Boston. Within hours, a suspect was identified: 15-year-old Eddie O’Brien, the best friend of one of Janet’s sons.
But why Eddie? He had no prior history of criminal behavior. He was not mentally ill. He had neither motive nor opportunity to commit the crime. Others had both. Yet none of that mattered because powers far beyond his Somerville neighborhood decided that Eddie needed to be guilty.
On September 5, 2015, in a public park in LaVergne, Tennessee, fourteen-year-old Sherokee Harriman drove a kitchen knife into her stomach as other teens watched in horror. Despite attempts to save her, the girl died, and the coroner ruled it a “suicide.” But was it? Or was it a crime perpetrated by other teens who had bullied her?
NYPD officers Mike Dowd and Kenny Eurell knew there were two ways to get rich quick in Brooklyn's Lower East Side. You either became drug dealers, or you robbed drug dealers. They decided to do both.
“I promised my wife that we would make a lot of money, and that she had nothing to worry about. I LIED!”
Dowd and Eurell ran the most powerful gang in New York’s dangerous 75th Precinct, the crack cocaine capitol of 1980s America. These “ Cocaine Cops” formed a lucrative alliance with Adam Diaz, the kingpin of an ever-expanding Dominican drug cartel. Soon Mike and Ken were buying fancy cars no cop could afford, and treating their wives to levels of luxury not associated with a patrol officer's salary. They Were Daring, Dangerous and Untouchable Until ...Then “ the biggest police scandal in New York history” exploded into the headlines with the arrest of Mike, Ken, and their fellow crooked cops. Released on bail, Mike offered Ken a long shot at escape to Central America...
“That woman is evil. She is evil!” Ejaz Ahmad was handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother’s dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love. Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a history of drug charges, petty crime, and a questionable past. She led a flotsam life, drifting from town to city to state. When she was introduced to Ejaz Ahmad, she believed she had found the ultimate answer: a place to live, someone to take care of her, and money to spend. But what began idyllic soon became abusive and then dangerous for Ejaz. His friends and family warned him. And in May of 2003 Ejaz paid the ultimate price,,,
Lee Goldberg's new book, TRUE FICTION debuted at #1 on Amazon -- Naturally, he couldn't wait to come on our show to celebrate!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.
When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident.
Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn’t imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done…and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.
Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight—Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won’t stop until Ian and Margo are dead.
According to the Daily Mail Ian Ogilvy was 'the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint'. The show turned him into a household name, causing him to be touted as the next James Bond.
From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school
escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British and Death Becomes Her. His story plays host to a spectacular all-star cast including Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith, Derek Nimmo, Timothy Dalton, Derek Jacobi and Meryl Streep, and Ogilvy gives a vivid account from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of television and film.
Before abuse hot lines and safe houses were widespread, June Briand shot four bullets into her husband’s head and was sentenced to fifteen years to life. This is the shocking true story of survival—and the intense bond June shared with her pathologically violent husband, a monster who physically and sexually tortured, degraded and dominated her so relentlessly that she refused to believe he was dead even after she killed him.
The brains behind Machine Gun Kelly (who didn't know anything about machine guns and wasn't a good shot) was a brand created by his wife. She thought it up, promoted him, and managed his criminal career.