True Crime Uncensored with Burl Barer & Mark Boyer
By Burl Barer
"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, Fact Checker: Mark Boyer
Hosted by Burl Barer, Mark Boyer, ( with former co-hosts Howard Lapides, Don Woldman)
The Internet's FIRST true crime podcast now in our second decade of live broadcasts Saturday 2 pm PT on OutlawRadioLive.com .
"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, Fact Checker: Mark Boyer
Hosted by Burl Barer, Mark Boyer, ( with former co-hosts Howard Lapides, Don Woldman)
The Internet's FIRST true crime podcast now in our second decade of live broadcasts Saturday 2 pm PT on OutlawRadioLive.com .
DEATH BY TALONS - Did an owl kill Kathleen Peterson? TIDDY SMITH IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST.
An Outrageous Theory For Murder! On December 9, 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her Durham, NC home. Her scalp was laced with deep incisions, and her blood was strewn from outside to inside the house. The sinister truth of that night turned her murder into North Carolina's most enigmatic criminal case, capturing media attention across the globe. Police zeroed in on Kathleen’s husband, Michael Peterson, and charged him with murder. But Was It The Truth? A neighbor, Larry Pollard, came up with an alternative “killer;” he claimed an owl had attacked Kathleen outside her house. He said it sliced her scalp with its fierce talons and caused her to run inside, collapsing at the stairwell, and bleeding to death. When the media heard about his theory, Larry was mocked. And Michael was convicted. Now, twenty years later, author Tiddy Smith explores Pollard’s theory and questions whether law enforcement ignored, or even hid, evidence to convict Michael Peterson. And was an owl, in fact, the real killer?
February 03, 2023
AMISH CRIMES, INCLUDING AN AMISH SERIAL KILLER! PAT CRAIG, BEST SELLLING AIUTHOR OF AMISH FICTION GOES TRUE CRIME!
Burl gave previous guest, author and musician Pat Craig, an assignment: find examples of Amish criminals and bring them back to the show. Pat did as requested, even finding an Amish serial killer!
January 23, 2023
2022 Retrospective by Burl and Mark Plus a classic episode from 2017: "The Last Chicago Boss" author Kerrie Droban
A fun and flavorful recap of what we accomplished or demolished on the show in 2022, and then we replay a classic episode from 2017 starring our favorite biker babe attorney in Arizona, Kerrie Droban, author of THE LAST CHICAGO BOSS.
January 01, 2023
HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits A Small New England Town! plus Bonus Featurette "Unusual Punishment" Washington State Penitentiary
HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits A Small New England Town A father, his daughter, and a brave young girl thwarted criminals whose escalating hidden demons led them to bolder and more risky acts of violence in Margery Metzger's Debut True Crime. On January 7, 1994, residents of Berkshire Hills woke up to a typical snowy winter day in the majestic woods of Western Massachusetts. The quaint New England towns, the idyllic scenery and the people who lived there could have stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting. That day, a trial began for college student, Wayne Lo, who celebrated his 18th birthday by purchasing an assault rifle and opening fire on campus—killing two and wounding four others. Elsewhere, two young girls were accosted in the changing room at the local pool. Another young girl narrowly escaped being abducted at gunpoint on her way to school. Her quick thinking later resulted in profound repercussions regarding another case—that of a young boy who vanished from a strip mall. All these events appeared unrelated, and it seemed to police agencies and local residents that the world had suddenly gone mad. After all, they told each other, “These things don’t happen here!” In chilling, dramatic narrative HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits a Small New England Town, Margery B. Metzger details these events and reveals a savage serial killer, Lewis Lent, Jr., who lurked in the shadows. It was the bravery of a father and daughter, and the remarkable work of law enforcement officers, that would turn the table.
December 31, 2022
ANNE K.HOWARD : HOW TO GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE ALIVE!!
In early 2022, life in the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine was safe and predictable for Adoriana Marik. The 31-year-old tattoo artist loved walking her dog by the seaside and meeting friends at cafes and public gardens. But all that changed on February 24, 2022, when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his “special military operation.” Adoriana was forced to hide in a filthy network of basements and underground tunnels. For more than a month, under deafening round-the-clock bombardment, she huddled with little food or water, and no heat, surrounded by groans from the sick and the smell of death. She decided to escape.Anne K.Howard wrote the true story of the ESCAPE FROM MARIUPOLE
December 17, 2022
BURL SHARES GOOD NEWS AND WELCOMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR PATRICK CRAIG BACK TO THE SHOW.
Patrick Craig has an extensive background as a writer. Throughout his school years he edited high school and college newspapers. In 1964 he won a national editorial contest sponsored by the Wall Street Journal for an editorial he wrote on the death of President Kennedy, and, in the same year, acted as Senior Editor for a special issue of the University of Washington Evergreen during a summer internship for High School Editors. After a year at Whitman College, where he was a journalism major, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became a fixture on the local music scene. As a professional songwriter, he wrote with and for such artists as Bill Champlin (Chicago), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Buddy Miles, The Tazmanian Devils, and many others in the secular music industry. His songs were recorded by such artists and music groups as West Coast Natural Gas, Indian Pudding and Pipe, Joey Covington's Fat Fandango, The Sons of Champlin, The Tazmanian Devils, Buddy Miles, David Jenkins, Laura Allen, The Fairfax Street Choir and in Europe by the Swedish Band Seid. He had two music albums released on Warner Brothers records with The Tazmanian Devils and contributed as a performer and recording engineer to best selling albums by artists such as Chris Isaak and others. Recently a compilation of his early work was released in Switzerland as a specialty music album. As a performer he played keyboards and sang with bands such as West Coast Natural Gas, Indian Pudding and Pipe, Van Morrison, Joe E. Covington, The Kantner-Balin Band, The New Boogaloo Express, The Fairfax Street Choir, The Tazmanian Devils, David Jenkins, Buddy Miles, and many others. He retired from professional music in 1986 and attended Bible College, after which he became a Pastor, Worship Leader, Speaker and Seminar Leader in churches throughout California and The Pacific Northwest. Now as a full-time fiction writer he turns out two to three books every year and is fast-gaining a reputation in the literary world.
November 26, 2022
RON FRANSCELL : A True Crime Career isn’t all fame, glory, and groupies!
Ron and Burl get into the real life world of writing true crime now vs years past- the old formats and the new experiments in style and structure plus when true crime authors also write fiction.
November 13, 2022
Corrupt cops/ Crooked Cops -- Ken Eurell from Betrayal in Blue joins us
Ken and Mark share stories of corruption and crime by officers of the law, while Burl asks questions and makes his usual smart -a** remarks.
October 28, 2022
VIZCAYA MUSEUM HEIST -- THE TRUTH !! BURL BARER EXPLAINS.
This famous heist wasn't a heist. For the first time the truth is revealed.
October 15, 2022
REBECCA MORRIS -- BOY MISSING. THE UNSOLVED CASE OF KYRON HORMAN.
It is one of the most shocking unsolved missing-child cases in the world. Where is Kyron Horman? Why hasn’t the woman who police suspect is responsible for his 2010 disappearance—Kyron’s stepmother—been charged? That the seven-year-old disappeared from his grade school got the attention of parents around the world. The twists of the case —adultery, sexting, murder-for-hire—keep the story in the media spotlight. New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Morris tells the minute-by-minute, day-by-day story of the long investigation, the search for Kyron, and his family’s heartache. Based on years of research and interviews with Kyron's family, "Boy Missing" also examines what recourse families have as they wait for a loved one to be found and challenges a common assumption in no-body cases: that prosecutors must wait until there is a confession or remains are found. No-body cases can be prosecuted successfully.
October 15, 2022
THE LAST JEWISH GANGSTER PART TWO -- DAVID LARSON
Brilliant author David Larson returns to tell us more about The Last Jewish Gangster, ghostwriting, and his own fascinating life.
September 21, 2022
THE LAST JEWISH GANGSTER -- PART ONE. DAVID LARSON
THE LAST JEWISH GANGSTER -- PART ONE Celebrating the release of the second book in the series, Larson gives us the story of a man who became a murdering gangster to make his mother proud of him.
September 17, 2022
ETHICAL JOURNALISM: FRANK C. GIRARDOT, JR.
Ethical journalists are in great dismay as sensationalism and " spin and division" take over social media and agenda driven so-called NEWS outlets. Award winning journalist and true crime author Frank Girardot Jr. discusses this crises with Burl Barer and Mark Boyer.
September 17, 2022
EDITING TRUE CRIME -- BURL'S EDITOR AT WILD BLUE PRESS EXPLAINS WHAT A TRUE CRIME EDITOR DOES.
EDITORS WORK HARD TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN EVERY TRUE CRIME BOOK. HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT.
August 03, 2022
INSIGHTS : MURDER IN THE FAMILY Burl finds a pahtetic synopsis of his best seller for sale on the internet and isn't happy with it.
Similar to CLIFF's NOTES, INSIGHTS attempts to give students the important points of best-selling books. sadly, Burl Barer, author if Murder in the Family is NOT pleased with this poor attempt to summarize his best seller. He tells the story by comparing it to the "Insights" found in the condensed version.
August 03, 2022
SEXUAL BLACKMAIL -NICK BRYANT IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
NICK HAS WRITTEN TWO BOOKS ON SEXUAL BLACKMAIL IN AMERICAN POLITICS
August 02, 2022
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER PART ONE WILLIAM J CRAIG IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
It was a dreary winter afternoon in Ayer, Massachusetts, a quintessential New England town, the type which is romanticized in Robert Frost’s poems. But on January 30, 1979, a woman’s scream was heard piercing the northeast tempest wind. In an unassuming apartment building on Washington Street, Elaine Tyree, a mother, wife, and US Army soldier, had her life brutally ripped from her. Her husband, William Tyree, a Special Forces soldier, was convicted of this heinous murder, which he has always vehemently denied. Some elements of this case seem to be chilling echoes of the Jeffrey MacDonald case, made famous in the book and film Fatal Vision. A military doctor and US Army Captain, MacDonald was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters but always maintained his innocence. As in the MacDonald case, the case against William Tyree raises questions as to whether the government and military suppressed evidence that could prove his innocence. The Tyree case sent a shockwave through the idyllic community of Ayer, the United States Army, and the judicial system of Massachusetts. This case provoked suspicions of judicial misconduct, government cover-up, clandestine Black Ops by the military, and various conspiracy theories ultimately implicating “Deep State” involvement. The events that took place that fateful day, the subsequent courtroom showdown, and the ongoing legal battles raise provocative questions that continue to revolve around this case to this day.
June 29, 2022
SEX SCANDALS -- WHY WASNT JEFF EPSTEIN ARRESTED YEARS AGO? NICK BRYANT EXPLAINS WHY HE WAS UNTOUCHABLE
Nick Bryant exposed the Franklin Scandal -- Republican gay sex ring trafficking young boys. Then he investigated a Democrat sex trafficking operation featuring underage girls. The Franklin Scandal was covered up and the kids who testified to their abuse were sent to prison; when Bryant got damning evidence on Epstein's criminal sex business, no one would touch the story. Why not? It took years before a newspaper finally told the story and Epstein was arrested on minor charges only....until much more was revealed. Why was Epstein protected for years by the US Government no matter who was President?
June 21, 2022
SEX SCANDALS -- JEFFERY EPSTEIN : WHY WASN'T HE ARRESTED LONG AGO WHEN THE FEDS KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING?
OUR PAL NICK BRYANT RETURNS TO HELP US UNDERSTAND WHY JEFF EPSTEIN WAS ABLE TO TRAFFIC UNDERAGE PROSTITUTES TO THE POLITICAL ELITE OF THE USA FOR YEARS AND NEVER GOT BUSTED...AND WHERE ARE THOSE DVD'S OF TRUMP AND CLINTON HAVING SEX WITH YOUNG HOOKERS? AND WHY, WHEN NICK HAD EPSTEIN'S BLACK BOOK OF NAMES AND WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM, NO NEWS ORGANIZATION, AND NO LAW ENFORCEMENT BODY EVEN WANTED TO LOOK AT IT?.
June 21, 2022
SETH FERRANTI -- LSD, MUSHROOMS, AND TRUE CRIME
I’d spent my late teenage years dealing weed and psychedelics while following the Grateful Dead, only to get busted by cops in Northern Virginia for selling LSD and marijuana at East Coast colleges back in 1991. In my youthful, defiant brain, I’d just been selectively disregarding the law, just like everyone else does — albeit on a scale that involved thousands of hits of acid. I’d get LSD sent to me by an associate on the West Coast, and then distribute it, wholesale, to a network of suppliers and dealers. Unfortunately, one of the people on that supply chain turned out to be an undercover cop."
June 04, 2022
BRAND NEW MAY 2022! KEVIN SULLIVAN TALKS SHOP WITH HOST BURL BARER ABOUT TED BUNDY, ROBERT LEE YATES AND OTHERS
Due to Sullivan’s extensive writing about Ted Bundy (which has produced six books), he’s become a sort of magnet over the years, drawing out many people who were part of the Bundy story, but have otherwise kept a low profile over the decades; and these first-person contacts continue to this day. As such, this is the first book in a new series of books, whose aim is to bring new revelations to the public about Bundy, the victims, the murders, and the almost murders that failed Bundy for one reason or another. This first offering, Ted Bundy: The Yearly Journal Volume One, contains a great deal of never before published information from a number of women who barely escaped his grasp. It also reveals Bundy’s geographic hunting pattern after his arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah in September 1974; a surprising discovery the author never expected to make, but did, and it all came about through the valid testimonies of the women who encountered him during this period. The book also delves into what the author believes is perhaps an accurate, albeit it conservative estimate, of how many women or young girls Bundy approached but failed to abduct during his years of murder. Each new volume will also focus on particular aspects of the case where further investigation is warranted. There are still “unknowns” out there, and as the author has experienced, where unknowns exit, the possibility of discovery awaits. “With all the material we have on Ted Bundy, it’s easy to think we’ve thoroughly covered his life and crimes. But there still are holes, still things to learn. Reading Sullivan’s latest Bundy-based effort reminds me of when I sat in a London pub with a group of Ripperologists debating case minutiae. It has that feel. Newly discovered facts, some speculation, and some clarification – they’re all here. For those who can’t get enough of Bundy, the items in this illuminating volume show that we can still chip away at his secrets.” – Katherine Ramsland, author of Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis rader, the BTK Killer
May 21, 2022
ARRESTED FOR CRIMES THAT NEVER HAPPENED!! IMPOSSIBLE? NO! LISTEN TO THIS!
RAW DEAL Can a fiction writer on line be arrested for what he creates? When Gil Valle's wife saw what he was writing on a dark fantasy web site, she freaked out reading about him abducting, torturing and eating women..including her! She didn't stop to think that she was alive and hadn't been served up after salad and appetizers. He was subsequently arrested at gunpoint by FBI agents and tossed into solitary confinement. After Valle’s arrest, worldwide media coverage exploded in a frenzy of lurid tabloid headlines and stories about the “cannibal cop.” But here’s the fascinating part; Valle was simply engaging in his own private fantasies, albeit fantasies that are abhorrent and grotesque, with others in online chatrooms. But he was charged for his “thought crimes,” and faced life in prison. He was convicted by a jury and incarcerated for 21 months until the judge in his case, overturned the jury decision and he was eventually exonerated of all charges. RAW DEAL: The True Story of NYPD’s “Cannibal Cop” delves into the dark world of Valle’s violent sexual fantasies. But it is also the tale of his ordeal from his arrest and onslaught of media attention, the devastatingly embarrassing trial and relationship with his female attorney, his wrongful conviction and nearly two years of incarceration, his battle to be free, and his life since. RAW DEAL will certainly test the boundaries of any reader. But it also raises the question of when does thought become a crime? Valle’s story will challenge the reader’s beliefs about free speech, the right to privacy, and government’s role in watching over us.. Gil Valle joins Burl Barer, Howard Lapides and Mark Boyer on True Crime Uncensored for a fascinating hour. Listen to this fascinating hour!
May 20, 2022
Sniper charged with murder! SAVING SANDOVAL -- Guest is attorney/author Craig Drummond
SAVING SANDOVAL covers the events from the moment the trigger is pulled through the trial in a U.S. military compound on the outskirts of Baghdad during the height of U.S. military surge of troops into Iraq. The book brings the reader into the reality of modern warfare in a post September 11th environment where the enemy does not always wear a uniform and if an event makes headlines military leaders are quick to point the blame on the lowest ranking soldiers regardless of the injustice.
May 20, 2022
DAN ZUPANSKY-- CANADIAN CANNIBALS What fun! The host of True Murder joins us for one heck of a show
FAMED JOURNALIST AND RADIO HOST DAN ZUPANSKY JOINS BURL BARER AND HOWARD LAPIDES (PLUS FACT CHECKER MARK BOYER) FOR 53 MINUTES OF TRUE CRIME CONVERSATION AT ITS BEST! CANADIANS ARE KILLERS WHO DEVOUR HUMAN FLESH!!! Stop worrying about pUTIN and put your fear above the 49th Parallel. Canadian Cannibals such as Luka Magnotta and Vincent Li may be the tip of a human tri-tip iceberg. Vincent was the obviously upset individual who cut off a guy's head on the bus and ate various parts, while Luke dismembered his lover and sent the victim's foot in the mail to the Prime Minister. I think that is illegal.
May 16, 2022
ANDREA YATES REVISITED SUZY SPENCER
One day, Andrea Yates was a loving mother. The next, the nation was shocked by the death of her five innocent children... The 911 call that shocked the country. "I just killed my children." Why were they killed? On June 20, 2001, in a middle-class Houston suburb, Andrea Yates and her husband Russell, a NASA engineer, prepared for the routine week-day ahead. But before the morning was over, tragedy would strike the quiet family and turn the day into a nightmare. Shortly before 10 a.m., Andrea calmly summoned the police with a grim confession... One by one, Andrea Yates' children, ages 6 months to 7 years, had been drowned in their bathtub. No one who knew Andrea could picture the devoted mother capable of such an unbelievable crime or imagine the terror in the eyes of her trusting children. As their father struggled between overwhelming grief and loyalty to his imprisoned wife, an outraged nation struggled with an unfathomable question... Breaking Point provides a harrowing portrait of the suffocating darkness at the heart of one all-American family, and exposes the private demons that pushed a mother over the edge.
May 16, 2022
RON FRANSCELL -- OUTLAW LOS ANGELES A CLASSIC EPISODE FROM 2017
Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others. This book provides a sunset cruise through a place where ordinary inhumanities are entertainment—with GPS coordinates, photos and more. It continues the series that critics, true-crime fans, historians, and travelers have hailed as “thorough and unflinching” and “the best damn crime travel series ever published!” Dozens of fascinating stories are told in the same fast-paced, enthralling voice that’s made Ron Franscell one of America’s most beloved crime writers—and the Crime Buff’s Guides a three-time winner of TrueCrimeZine.com’s Book of the Year.
May 16, 2022
DANIEL GENIS RETURNS: THE WAR IN THE UKRAINE EXPLAINED, AND PUTIN IS SCREWING WITH DANIEL'S CAREER!
About Daniel Genis Daniel Genis is the son of Russian immigrants who came to the USA in 1977; he was born the following year. His father is Alexander Genis, a well-known Russian public intellectual and author. Daniel attended Stuyvesant high school and NYU, graduating in 1999. He began a career in publishing at the same time as selling blow and getting hooked on dope. He also read the entire corpus of writing from antiquity and was well into the Middle Ages when narcotics interfered. After a very desperate summer week in 2003, he was convicted of five counts of robbery and sent to prison for ten years. His time in Maximun Security as a New Yorker-reading smarty-pants and prison-yard weight lifter was good fodder for a journalistic career and the memoir SENTENCE; Ten Years & a Thousand Books in Prison. Today he's been free and clean since his release in 2014 and lives with his wife Petra Szabo in Brooklyn, NY.
April 25, 2022
RON FRANSCELL "SHADOWMAN" -- We always enjoy having Ron on the show, and Ron says he always enjoys being here! PERFECT!
"The pulse-pounding story of the first time in history that the FBI Behavioral Unit created a profile to catch a serial killer. On June 25, 1973, a seven-year-old girl went missing from the Montana campground where her family was vacationing. Somebody had slit open the back of her tent and snatched her from under their noses. None of them saw or heard anything. Susie Jaeger had vanished into thin air, plucked by a shadow. The largest manhunt in Montana's history ensued, led by the FBI. As days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months, Special Agent Pete Dunbar attended a workshop at FBI headquarters in Quantico led by two agents who had hatched a radical new idea: What if criminals left a psychological trail that would lead us to them? Patrick Mullany, a trained psychologist, and Howard Teten, a veteran criminologist, had created the Behavioral Science Unit to explore this new voodoo they called "criminal profiling." At Dunbar's request, Mullany and Teten built the FBI's first profile of an unknown subject: the UnSub who had snatched Susie Jaeger and, a few months later, a 19-year-old waitress. They deduced that he was a white twentysomething who'd grown up without a father; an intelligent, local loner who had served in the military. They predicted he would contact Susie's parents on the anniversary of her murder, and when caught would attempt suicide. When David Meirhofer was arrested fifteen months after Susie's abduction, and confessed to four murders, the profile fit him to a T"--
April 25, 2022
DENNIS MCDOUGAL -- BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF TRUE CRIME CLASSIC "MOTHERS DAY" AND THE REVELATORY BIO OF BOB DYLAN AND MORE....
Before he began writing books and film, McDougal was a staff writer covering movies and media for the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide and the New York Times. A UCLA graduate, McDougal earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English and journalism at UCLA. IN 1981, he was awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University and spent a year teaching and studying in Palo Alto, Japan and Canada. Over a career spanning nearly half a century, his journalism has won over fifty honors, including the National Headliners and George Peabody Award.A contributing writer with TV Guide, McDougal has also written for Los Angeles Magazine, Premiere, and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine.McDougal has lectured in journalism and creative writing at UCLA, Stanford, and the California State Universities at Fullerton and Long Beach. McDougal and his wife, Sharon, live near Memphis, Tennessee. Copyright © 2018 Dennis McDougal - All Rights Res
March 16, 2022
"SENTENCE: TEN YEARS AND A THOUSAND BOOKS IN PRISON" DANIEL GENIS' BOOK IS BRILLIANT
Daniel Genis has been talking about this book ever since we first had him on the show several years ago -- well, it is finally here and it was worth the wait.
March 16, 2022
DOUBLE FEATURE: JUDITH A YATES "PUT THE MONEY IN MY PURSE" / JEANETTE HENSBY "MURDER AND ME"
JUDITH A. YATES; Drawing on media reports, interviews and court records, this book recounts the stories of women bank robbers in the United States, from the time of the Revolutionary War to the present. Ranging from sensational to poignant! JEANETTE HENSBY: In 2018 I was told that, in the mid-nineteenth century, there had been a murder committed in the house that we live in. In the same year, I learned that my husband’s great great great grandfather had been publicly hanged in 1861. I decided to research both of these cases to see what I could find out about them. Remembering that I had a tenuous connection to three other murder cases, I decided to write them all down into a short book. This is it. I hope that you enjoy reading it. (SHE PUBLISHED IT UNDER A FAKE NAME. SHE EXPLAINS WHY ON OUR SHOW)
March 16, 2022
THE 500 MILLION DOLLAR CON THAT ALMOST WORKED
A Swedish con man comes to America with a daring plan to con the US Government out of 500 million dollars!
February 27, 2022
FIRST HE HAD A .357 PRESSED TO HIS HEAD; NEXT HE WAS IN JOAN CRAWFORD'S BED!
Who could that be other than our pal Punch?
February 07, 2022
PERSIAN WARS -- Bahman Akhavan is our special guest
Persian Wars: Vol 1 Home and Away
February 07, 2022
KEVIN M. SULLIVAN TED BUNDY TOOK OVER MY LIFE!
THE ULTIMATE BUNDY RESEARCH TIMELINE WITH EXPERT KEVIN SULLIVAN.
January 10, 2022
KEVIN M. SULLIVAN -- TED BUNDY, FALSE ACCUSATIONS, SPOKANE SERIAL KILLER, AND MUCH MORE (PART ONE OF TWO)
KEVIN IS THRE MAN WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT TED BUNDY AND HIS SICK PSYCHO: "SEX WITH THE DEAD" BEHAVIOR THAN ANY OHTER TRUE CRIME WRITER....AND HE LEARNS MORE ALL THE TIME.
December 11, 2021
:CRYPTO CURRENCY AND CYBER SCAMS! MARK BOYER AND "PUNCH" GIVE WARNINGS AND ADVICE
How not to get ripped off. This episode was published in error with the description of Kerrie Droban's episode. We apologize for the confusion
November 16, 2021
THE COLORADO THEATER SHOOTER -- INSANE? DUH. KERRIE DROBAN IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
KERRIE DROBAN is a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and the University of Arizona where she received her Masters and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Poetry. Her true crime books, Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF’s Infiltration of the Hells Angels, (Lyons Press, 2007) won the USA News National Book Award for best True Crime in 2008 and Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: My Life Born Into Madness,(St. Martin’s, Winter, 2011) is a two-time winner of the USA News National Book Award for Best True Crime and Best Memoir). Her book, Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws: My Infiltrations into America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs, (St. Martin’s, Winter 2013) is now a television series entitled, “Gangland Undercover,” produced by the History Channel. Her book, A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of Gary Triano, was featured on American Greed, Dateline and in “Murders and Mansions” produced by La Brea Entertainment. Kerrie’s poetry collection entitled “The Language of Butchers” has received critical acclaim, excerpts of which are published in The Antioch Review, Poet Lore, New Letters and Amelia and have won The Academy of American Poet’s Award, New Letters International Poetry Award, The Amelia Encore Award and The Daniel Shockett Award. Her fiction, The Watchman’s Circle (New Concepts Publishing) received the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery Writing Excellence. Kerrie has been a Keynote speaker at gang task force conferences and a national speaker at various Writing Conferences around the country. She has also appeared on national television on CNBC’s American Greed, “A Widow’s Web.” “A & E’s “Gangland” “Behind Enemy Lines”, the American Hero’s Channel, “Codes and Conspiracies,” Investigation ID and the Discovery Channel’s “Deadly Devotion.” Read less
November 15, 2021
COLORADO THEATER SHOOTER -- YEAH, HE'S CRAZY AND HIS SHRINK SAW "SOMETHING" COMING! KERRIE DROBAN IS OUR GUEST
KERRIE DROBAN is a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and the University of Arizona where she received her Masters and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Poetry. Her true crime books, Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF’s Infiltration of the Hells Angels, (Lyons Press, 2007) won the USA News National Book Award for best True Crime in 2008 and Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: My Life Born Into Madness,(St. Martin’s, Winter, 2011) is a two-time winner of the USA News National Book Award for Best True Crime and Best Memoir). Her book, Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws: My Infiltrations into America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs, (St. Martin’s, Winter 2013) is now a television series entitled, “Gangland Undercover,” produced by the History Channel. Her book, A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of Gary Triano, was featured on American Greed, Dateline and in “Murders and Mansions” produced by La Brea Entertainment. Kerrie’s poetry collection entitled “The Language of Butchers” has received critical acclaim, excerpts of which are published in The Antioch Review, Poet Lore, New Letters and Amelia and have won The Academy of American Poet’s Award, New Letters International Poetry Award, The Amelia Encore Award and The Daniel Shockett Award. Her fiction, The Watchman’s Circle (New Concepts Publishing) received the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery Writing Excellence. Kerrie has been a Keynote speaker at gang task force conferences and a national speaker at various Writing Conferences around the country. She has also appeared on national television on CNBC’s American Greed, “A Widow’s Web.” “A & E’s “Gangland” “Behind Enemy Lines”, the American Hero’s Channel, “Codes and Conspiracies,” Investigation ID and the Discovery Channel’s “Deadly Devotion.”
November 15, 2021
KEN EURELL RETURNS : KEN HAS A HIT YOUTUBE CHANNEL ALL ABOUT CORRUPT COPS!
Kenneth Eurell is a former New York City Police Department police officer and associate of the Adam Diaz drug organization La Compania was arrested for running a drug ring out of Suffolk County, Long Island. The charges were upgraded to RICO in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Eurell cooperated with federal authorities in the arrests of his former partner Michael Dowd and drug associates. He is a subject of the 2014 documentary film The Seven Five directed by Tiller Russell and produced by Eli Holzman.
October 09, 2021
FAMED TRUE CRIME JOURNALIST DAVID LOHR -- HIS RESUME OUTSHINES JUST ABOUT EVERYONE!
David Lohr is an American journalist. Lohr has written about and interviewed many of the world's most notorious criminals. Lohr gained national prominence in 2003 when Wichita, Kansas serial killer Dennis Rader, wrote letters to news outlets. One of his letters included a list of book chapters titled "The BTK Story" that were similar to a list of book chapters about BTK's crimes written by Lohr. This was among information that led to the arrest and eventual confession and conviction of Rader for the killing of 10 people between 1974 and 1991.
October 09, 2021
TRIBUTE TO THE CAREER OF TRUE CRIME AUTHOR GARY C. KING
GARY WROTE THE FIRST TRUE CRIME BOOK I EVER READ...AND HE GAVE ME GOOD ADVICE
September 23, 2021
9/11 -- Personal Impact,opinions, and observations by Burl Barer and Mark Boyer.
On 9/11, Saudi Arabian terrorists attacked America, so we retaliated by invading Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the attack.. At the end of the show, Ralph Odierna asks Burl to explain why he doesn't like calling the terrorists "Islamic Terrorists." (Answer: because Islam forbids all acts of terrorism)
September 21, 2021
WHEELS OF JUSTICE: 27 YEARS TO CONVICT HER SISTER'S KILLER. RENEE FEHR IS OUR GUEST
Renee Fehr knew that Gregory Houser killed her sister Sheryl. There was not a single doubt in her mind. Yet for 27 years Houser walked free. But Renee wouldn’t rest until he was convicted for murder. THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE is equal parts the story of a monstrous killer, a harrowing look at domestic violence, and an inspirational story of a family that wouldn’t quit until justice prevailed.
September 06, 2021
Murder on Labor Day & the False Confession
Burl and Mark detail the Labor Day Murder and coercion used to elicit a false confession
September 06, 2021
WATCH ME DIE -- AGAIN! Watching people die of lethal injection is not considered entertainment.
Dr Bill Kimberlin is the guy who waves goodbye when murderers go to hell.. His famous book WATCH ME DIE has a new, updated edition from Wild Blue Press coming in late September 2021 but you can order it now.
September 06, 2021
THE REAL ,MR BIG -- THE TRUE STRORY OF THE COLUMBIAN BUSINESS GENIUS REFUGEE WHO BECAME THE UK'S COCAINE KINGPIN
The Real Mr. Big: How a Colombian Refugee Became the United Kingdom’s Most Notorious Cocaine Kingpin By Ron Chepesiuk, Jesus Ruiz Henao 4.10 · Rating details · 10 ratings · 5 reviews Born in 1960, Jesus Ruiz Henao grew up poor, but wanted to be rich like the drug dealers he saw growing up in the cocaine-producing region of Colombia’s Valle of the Cauca. To realize his ambition, Ruiz Henao moved to London, United Kingdom, in 1985. There he and his wife settled in the quiet suburb of Hendon, where he held down mundane but respectable cleaning and bus driving jobs. At least to outward appearances ... Actually, Ruiz Henao kept a low profile while he built a wide-ranging drug distribution network that extended from Colombia to Spain and Europe and to the United Kingdom. For years, he stayed one step ahead of law enforcement, making more than a billion pounds over a ten-year period. However, it was a risky business with law enforcement on one side and ruthless competitors on the other. By the summer of 2003, Ruiz Henao decided to get out of the drug business. But he finally made the one mistake that would get him caught. It cost him a 17-year prison sentence, with more tacked on when he tried to make one last deal from behind prison walls. THE REAL MR. BIG, co-written by Ruiz Henao with bestselling author Ron Chepesiuk, is the story of how an ambitious Colombian immigrant set up a sophisticated drug trafficking enterprise that earned him law enforcement's description as "the Pablo Escobar of British drug trafficking."
August 13, 2021
Robyn Maharaj -- GRILLING DAHMER. The brilliant Interrogation of Jeffery Dahmer by Det. Pat Kennedy
In the late hours of July 22, 1991, Detective Patrick “Pat” Kennedy of the Milwaukee Police Department was asked to respond to a possible homicide. Little did he know that he would soon be delving into the dark mind of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, the “Milwaukee Cannibal” Jeffrey Dahmer. As the media clamored for details, Kennedy spent the next six weeks, sixteen hours a day, locked in an interrogation room with Dahmer. There the 31-year-old killer described in lurid detail how he lured several young men to his apartment where he strangled, sexually assaulted, dismembered, and in some cases, cannibalized his victims. In GRILLING DAHMER: The Interrogation of “The Milwaukee Cannibal” the reader is taken on a horrifying tour into the mind of evil as Kennedy patiently, meticulously, listened to unspeakable horrors so that a monster would be taken off the streets forever.
August 08, 2021
GREGG OLSEN AND BURL BARER COMPARE NOTES ON THEIR LONG LASTING TRUE CRIME CAREERS. FASCINATING AND INFORMATIVE
It has been many years since Gregg Olsen joined us on True Crime Uncensored, and we are thrilled that he's taken time from his busy schedule of being one of the world's best true crime authors, novelists, and media commentators to join us
July 16, 2021
DEATH ON OCEAN BLVD. CAITLIN ROTHER RETURNS WITH A FABULOUS NEW BOOK
The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah’s brother, Adam, claimed to have found Rebecca hanging by a rope from the second-floor balcony. On a bedroom door in black paint were the cryptic words: SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER. Was this scrawled message a suicide note or a killer’s taunt? Rebecca’s death came two days after Jonah’s six-year-old son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca’s care. Authorities deemed Rebecca’s death a suicide resulting from her guilt. But who would stage either a suicide ora murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way? Award-winning investigative journalist Caitlin Rother weaves stunning new details into a personal yet objective examination of the sensational case. She explores its many layers—including the civil suit in which a jury found Adam Shacknai responsible for Rebecca’s death, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department bombshell decision to reconfirm its original findings. As compelling as it is troubling, this controversial real-life mystery is a classic American tragedy that evokes the same haunting fascination as the JonBenet Ramsey and O.J. Simpson cases. “Rother’s meticulous journalism shines through in this authoritative account of the Rebecca Zahau death incident. If you think you know this case, think again. And read this book.” —Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology and author of The Psychology of Death Investigations
July 06, 2021
KEN EURELL FROM "BETRAYAL IN BLUE" RETURNS
June 08, 2021
The BETRAYAL IN BLUE TRILOGY -- from 2016, 2017 and 2019 Everything from dishonest cops and corruption to true love and compassion
Betrayal in Blue came out at the end of 2016. Written by Burl Barer, Frank Girardot and Ken Eurell, it is the full story of the crooked cops of the 75 -- the 75th Precinct in the NYPD. The first interview is Ken, Burl and Frank with Howard Lapides. Next Ken reunites with former fellow crooked cop "Chickie" to remember the bad old days of their tragic criminality. The final interview program features Dori, Ken's wife, who stayed true to him despite his infamous and ignominious betrayal of all the professional ethics of being a police officer in the NYPD.
May 16, 2021
KATHERINE RAMSLAND -- DERANGED MURDERERS, SERIAL KILLERS AND WHY SHE NEVER TOOK TYPING LESSIONS.
Katherine Ramsland began her career as a writer with Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice. She had a bestseller with The Vampire Companion. Since then, she has published 60 books and over 1,000 articles, reviews and short stories. From ghosts to vampires to serial killers, she has taken on a variety of dark subjects. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and philosophy. Currently, she teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University. Her books include The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators, and Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers. Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on his book, The Cases that Haunt Us, and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness, as well as The Real Life of a Forensic Scientist with Henry C. Lee and A Voice for the Dead with James Starrs. She speaks internationally about forensic psychology, forensic science, and serial murder, and has appeared on numerous documentaries, as well as such programs as The Today Show, 20/20, 48 Hours, NPR, Coast to Coast, Montel Williams, Larry King Live and E! True Hollywood. She spent 5 years assisting "BTK" Killer Dennis Rader write his autobiography, and has started a supernatural fiction series with The Ripper Letter.
May 11, 2021
"LSD CAUSES PARANOIA AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TAKEN IT" -- TIMOTHY LEARY. DENNIS MCDOUGLE IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
A search for the truth behind the DEA’s life imprisonment of acid's most famous martyr. Operation White Rabbit traces the rise and fall—and rise and fall again—of the psychedelic community through the life of the man known as the “Acid King:” William Leonard Pickard. Pickard was a legitimate genius, a follower of Timothy Leary, a con artist, a womanizer, and a believer that LSD would save lives. He was a foreign diplomat, a Harvard fellow, and the biggest producer of LSD on the planet—if you believe the DEA. A narrative for fans of Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind, Pickard’s personal story is set against a fascinating chronicle of the social history of psychedelic drugs from the 1950s on. From LSD distribution at UC Berkeley to travelling the world for the State Department, Pickard’s story is one of remarkable genius—that is, until a DEA sting named “Operation White Rabbit” captured him at an abandoned missile silo in Kansas. Pickard, the DEA said, was responsible for 90 percent of the world’s production of lysergic acid. The DEA announced to the public that they found 91 pounds of LSD. In reality, the haul was seven ounces. They found none of the millions of dollars Pickard supposedly amassed, either. But nonetheless, he is now serving two consecutive life sentences without possibility of parole. Pickard has become acid’s best-known martyr in the process, continuing his advocacy and artistic pursuits from jail. Pickard has successfully sued the US government because his requests for information on his case returned two blank DEA documents. But the appeals of his sentence have continually failed. The author visits him regularly in jail in an effort to find the truth.
May 01, 2021
Burl Barer and Fact Checker Mark Boyer adlib the entire show when a guest flakes,
When the scheduled guests failed to appear, Burl and Mark discuss everything from little known facts of the dead sea scrolls to Cher's first 45 rpm record. How do you fill almost an hour of air time off the top of your head? Here's how.
April 12, 2021
FLIGHT PATH The Fifth Plane and the Threat to Air Force One -- Yes there was ANOTHER plane on 9/11 Kristjan Thorsteinson is our guest
For the first time anywhere, Flight Path reveals a new crime scene, classified for over 15 years, relating to the most infamous crime of the 21st Century. After an intensive seven year investigation, journalist Kristjan Thorsteinson delivers a groundbreaking true crime book that adds to the historical record and provides a clear explanation of U.S. espionage and counterterrorism efforts in Europe. While the threat to Air Force One on the morning of September 11, 2001 has been widely talked about for many years, no one has ever publicly identified what the threat was. Flight Path does so in well-sourced detail, drawing on a wealth of declassified 9/11 Commission documents and rarely seen news reports. Anyone with an interest in true crime, counterterrorism, espionage, and dark networks (terrorist organizations and transnational organized crime) will find Flight Path essential reading.
April 04, 2021
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION! A FASCINATING DOUBLE PLAY. Special Guests: Mark Edward Howell * Victoria Pynchon
Mark Edward Howell, the well-known character actor, was held hostage and forced into prostitution at age 18 in Dallas, Texas Victoria Pynchon, an expert on conflict resolution, was invited to the show to promote her book "A is for Asshole" but she wasn't ready for how many Assholes were lying in wait for her. A IS FOR ASSHOLE by Victoria Pynchon and Dean Murray | Oct 20, 2010 4.0 out of 5 stars 21 Paperback Kindle $7.99$7.99 Available instantly
April 03, 2021
THE MURDER OF BIGGIE SMALLS -- SPECIAL GUEST CATHY SCOTT
The Notorious B.I.G. exploded onto the hip-hop scene with his platinum-selling album Ready to Die in 1995. The life of B.I.G. a.k.a. Biggie Smalls--born Christopher Wallace--had come a long way from the years spent in his Bed-Sty neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, where he dropped out of school at age seventeen to pursue the culture of the street and master his rapping style. It was on the street that Smalls began emceeing his original raps and was discovered by Sean "Puffy" Combs, who recognized Smalls's potential and took his gangsta image to the next level. Respected journalist Cathy Scott has traveled from Las Vegas to New York and Los Angeles, interviewing those involved with Smalls and reviewing court documents and police reports surrounding the case in order to tell the real story of the murder of Biggie Smalls. The Murder of Biggie Smalls uncovers what those around Smalls and Shakur don't want to be revealed, including: The possibility that Smalls may have owed a gang money and was killed to collect on the debt. That Puffy Combs, Smalls's record producer, may have hired Crips members as bodyguards, who in turn killed Smalls over a financial beef. That Combs may have been the intended victim instead of Smalls. The investigation into Suge Knight, Tupac Shakur's record producer, and the suspicion that he may have masterminded Smalls's murder from his California prison cell. Smalls's mother's belief that the federal government was involved in the mruder and that police have conspired not to solve the crime. Why many surrounding Smalls feel the police have neglected the case to the point of letting the murderer get away--while being unwilling to offer any information themselves or assist the police in their efforts.
March 30, 2021
TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED FAN "ANTHONY" IN NEW YORK CITY GETS TO BE OUR GIGGLING GUEST -- What a wild show!
We outdsource everyting now days -- we asked our man in Pakistan to find us a typical fan of our show in the USA and he gave us Anthony in New York City. Join us for a wild show about all sorts of true crime, sheep, STDs and much more!
February 24, 2021
JON MACK -- SHE RAN FROM GIANT SPIDERS ON THE SY-FY CHANNEL AND SEDUCED NICHOLAS CAGE!
Jon Mack is an American actress, producer, song writer, musician and founder and President of Defending the Endangered. In 2015 Jon was nominated for the best-supporting actress at the Fantastic Horror Film Festival for the movie Strangers in a Book. Her carer started in 1998 in the tv series One World as the character Vanessa. She also co-starred the film adaptation of the true-crime story THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS.
February 14, 2021
DANIEL GENIS -- FROM PUBLISHING TO PRISON. HE READ OVER 1000 BOOKS IN PRISON ...AND NONE OF THEM MINE!
He began his career with a rather classical education, and finished it off with a decade in prison. He is always a fun and fascinating guest.
February 07, 2021
Jon D'Amore Returns! Famed author and musician from a "connected" family shares great stories and talks about his writing career.
After three books that have kept readers on the edge of their seats, in April, 2020, Jon again changed genres with As Long As I Have Lips…a romantic comedy set amid the advertising and cosmetic industries, and the attraction older women have of younger men. In December of that same year, he released the drama Rubdown, a story of innocence, sex, betrayal, romance, trust, murder and secret identities. What does the future hold? One thing’s for sure, Jon’s already writing the next book, and the odds are good that it won’t resemble any genre he’s previously given to the public. In the meantime, Jon’s currently waiting for the check that’s supposedly in the mail...and listens to rock & roll music all the time.
February 02, 2021
"KILLER SIBLINGS " PRODUCER /DIRECTOR MATTHEW WATTS Talks true crime television and his brilliant career with Burl Barer and Mark Boyer.
Matthew Watts also wrote/directed and produced SWAMP PEOPLE, URBAN TARZAN, EPIC MYSTERIES, THE FIRST 48, and other well-known TV shows.
January 24, 2021
NYT BEST SELLING AUTHOR, TOD GOLDBERG -- Burn Notice, Gangsterland, and much more!
Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including The Low Desert, Gangsterland (a finalist for the Hammett Prize), Gangster Nation, The House of Secrets (which he co-authored with Brad Meltzer), Living Dead Girl (a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and the popular Burn Notice series. His books have been published in a dozen languages and around the world and were twice named a finalist for the VN international Thriller of the Year Award. His short fiction has been collected in three volumes — Simplify, which won the Other Voices Book Prize and was a finalist for the SCBA Award, Other Resort Cities, and his latest book, The Low Desert: Gangster Stories — and has been widely anthologized. His essays, journalism, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, among countless other publications and anthologies, and have earned five Nevada Press Association Awards for excellence, while his essay “When They Let Them Bleed” was selected for Best American Essays. For his body of work, Tod was honored with the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. In addition to his work on the page, Tod is also the cohost of the podcast Literary Disco, along with Julia Pistell & Rider Strong, which has been named a top podcast by the Washington Post, The Guardian, Mashable, and even Good Housekeeping (among many others). He is also the co-host, along with essayist Maggie Downs, of Open Book on KCOD Coachella FM, the leading public radio station in the Coachella Valley. Tod Goldberg holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Bennington College and is a Professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside where he directs the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. He lives in Indio, CA with his wife, the beauty writer Wendy Duren.
January 10, 2021
SO YOU WANT TO WRITE TRUE CRIME -- HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (PART ONE)
Fact checker Mark Boyer takes over and asks questions of award-winning true crime writers Frank Girardot and Burl Barer.
January 10, 2021
LEE GOLDBERG -- MONK, DIAGNOSIS MURDER, AND NOW THE EVE RONIN SERIES! Great show with Burl's nephew Lee Goldberg.
Goldberg broke into television with a freelance script sale to Spenser: For Hire. Since then, his TV writing & producing credits have covered a wide variety of genres, including sci-fi (seaQuest), cop shows (Hunter, The Glades), martial arts (Martial Law), whodunits (Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe), the occult (She-Wolf of London), kid’s shows (R.L. Stine’s The Nightmare Room), T&A (Baywatch, She Spies), comedy (Monk) clip shows (The Best TV Shows That Never Were) and total crap (The Highwayman, The New Adventures of Flipper). He’s written and produced TV shows in Canada (Murphy’s Law, Cobra, Missing), England (Stick With Me Kid, She Wolf of London) and Germany (Fast Track: No Limits). His mystery writing for television has earned him two Edgar Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. His two careers, novelist and TV writer, merged when he wrote the eight books in the Diagnosis Murder series of original novels, based on the hit CBS TV mystery that he also wrote and produced. He followed that up by writing fifteen bestselling novels based on Monk, another TV show that he worked on. His Monk novels have been translated and published in Germany, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, and many other countries. In addition to his writing, he’s worked as an international TV development expert and consulting producer for production companies and major networks in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands. But perhaps he’s best known for his pioneering work mapping the human genome and negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Goldberg lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his daughter and still sleeps in Man From U.N.C.L.E. pajamas.
December 25, 2020
KILLER CULTS -- STEVEN AND JOYCE SINGULAR, BURL BARER, AND FACT CHECKER MARK BOYER
What’s scarier than a murderer? Someone with the charisma to compel others to kill for them . . . or to kill themselves. Meet these cult leaders–and get an inside look at their beliefs and how they controlled others. Some cults, led by leaders like Charlie Manson, Jim Jones, and David Koresh, are notorious. But others are less well known, such as Shoko Asahara and his doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, who orchestrated the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Or Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret, who founded the Order of the Solar Temple, a doomsday cult that led to the death of 51 members by murder or suicide. Then there is Marshall Applewhite, leader of Heaven’s Gate, who, along with 38 followers, killed themselves in the belief that the Hale-Bopp comet signaled the arrival of a spaceship that would transport them to a higher plane of existence. What makes cult leaders so compelling is their often-unfathomable power over their adherents. Why do people kill others or themselves for a questionable set of beliefs? Killer Cults tells the stories behind both famous and unfamiliar cults, and the people behind them. Across a series of profiles, we learn the jaw-dropping truth behind some of the most mystifying and deadly cults, and their leaders, all of whom led their followers down a dark, murderous path.
December 06, 2020
GUILTY OF TWO ATTEMPTED MURDERS, SIDNEY SIMS WAS A HARD CORE CRIMINAL LIVING A NIGHTMARE...THEN HE WOKE UP.
Two attempted murder charges and a history of criminal behavior spelled a dead-end life for Sidney Sims...but something happened -- knowledge, volition, and action transformed Sims' life from monochrome predictability of retrograde to a vibrant multi-hued life of adventure and personal transformation in service of others. How did that happen?
November 17, 2020
THE VAMPIRE NEXT DOOR: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist. Special Guest Author J.T. Hunter
J.T. Hunter is a best-selling true-crime writer. He strives to craft compelling narratives that educate and inform while treating victims and their families with empathy and respect. J.T. has been interviewed for true crime documentaries broadcast in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and he has appeared on numerous true crime radio shows and podcasts. In his role as a college professor, J.T.’s teaching interests include creative writing and criminal psychology. He practiced law as a licensed attorney for nearly 15 years, including criminal law and appeals, and he has training in criminal investigation techniques. J.T. can be reached at JTHunter814@gmail.com. You can view his webpage at www.jthunter.org
November 15, 2020
MURDER TIMES SIX -- Entire Family Murdered on Camping Trip. Our Special guest is Alan R. Warren
A horrific case of multi-generation murder, sexual abuse of young girls and tragic loss for the extended family. The RCMP fought an uphill battle catching the killer, but once they had him, the brilliant interrogation resulted in a full confession -- meaning he admitted murdering the family, but he fictionalized the motive behind the murders until after he was sentenced, THEN he revealed the true reason he gunned them down.
November 01, 2020
VITO COLUCCI -UNDERCOVER IN THE MOB FOR THE FBI +SPENCER TANDY - FAMED BROADWAY PRODUCER AND SCREENWRITER
Vito Colucci, Jr. is the owner of Colucci Investigations LLC. Vito is a former member of the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department where he worked as a Narcotics Detective and Undercover Organized Crime Investigator. One of the main investigations Vito spearheaded during that time was uncovering the organized crime ties with his own bosses in the police department. Working along with the FBI, he wore a wire for this assignment and infiltrated two crime families. He has a newly released book called “Rogue Town” which chronicles this story. Vito has been a private investigator since 1990, working many high profile cases. Spencer Tandy is the incredibly talented and entertaining showbiz legend famed for live productions in USA and UK. He is also a brilliant screenwriter, ghostwriter and collaborator.
October 31, 2020
HOW TO BE A SUCCESS -- MIAN MOHSIN ZIA, INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING AUTHOR. OF "MISSING"
, Mian Mohsin Zia - "our man in Pakistan" -- is famous for being famous! He has a worldwide fanbase of those who absolutely love his books! How did this young man do what had never been done in the history of Pakistan? Mian shares the secret of success in this fascinating hour.
October 18, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST: EVE CARSON author and determined investigator into her sister in law's murder
On November 28, 1981, two days after Thanksgiving, Joan Webster goes missing from Logan Airport. Eve is Joan's sister-in-law (married, at the time, to Joan's brother) and these are the events that occurred within the family and throughout the investigation since her disappearance, plus the research that Eve did on the case in the hopes to find out who the real killer is. shocking, controversial, and twisted, this story is bizarre and baffling.
October 13, 2020
Double play: Mian Mohsin Zia from 2017 Plus famed songwriter P.F Sloan in a rare radio interview
Mian is the world-famous author calling in from Pakistan -- his first visit in 2017 PF Sloan is the world-famous singer/songwriter who even had a song written about him by his pal Jimmy Webb that became a hit again by Rumer
October 13, 2020
THE NIGHT STALKER -- FRANK C,. GIRARDOT JR. RECALLS THE SUMMER OF TERROR THAT GRIPPED LOS ANGELES.
Best-selling author Frank C. Girardot has been called the "Demon dog of true crime" by none other than Black Dahlia author James Ellroy. Praise for his writing has come from authors as varied as Walter Kirn and Michael Fleeman. His books have ranged from "Name Dropper", a chronicle on the bizarre antics of a murdering imposter who called himself Clark Rockefeller to "Betrayal in Blue" a look at cocaine dealing cops in 1980s New York City, which was co-authored by Burl Barer and Ken Eurell, one of the actual cops. In all of his writing, Girardot's ability to interview complicated characters like drug kingpin Adam Diaz, German imposter Christian Gerhartsreiter and serial arsonist John Orr, add a depth to his story telling that is often lacking in police procedurals masking as true crime. In each of his books, Girardot has displayed a unique ability to locate long-hidden public records and distill narratives from complex court records that brings his stories to life. Girardot's career in journalism began as a copyboy with the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner. As a reporter he covered stories as fascinating as the O.J. Simpson murder trial and as complex as the mistaken gang execution of three trick-or-treaters on Halloween 1993 in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, Girardot wrote a weekly column on the 2016 election for The Hill. Born in Texas in 1960, Richard Ramirez was an American serial killer who killed at least 14 people and raped and tortured at least two dozen more, mostly during the spring and summer of 1985. After developing epilepsy as a child, he became a heavy drug user and cultivated an interest in Satanism, which became a calling card for investigators at his crime scenes. Apprehended in August 1985, Ramirez was sentenced to death at the conclusion of his trial in 1989. He spent the remainder of his days at California's San Quentin Prison, before dying from cancer on June 7, 2013, at age 53.
September 27, 2020
SUPREME COURT DECISISONS: DRUG DOGS AND SEARCH WARRENTS. GUEST: PROFESSOR STEVE GONZALES, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT.
Steve Gonzales is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and a founding faculty member of Phoenix School of Law. He teaches Constitutional Law, FederalIndian Law, and knows his way around immigration policy as well. Yes, he is a legal smarty pants for sure! Wait....there's more! He founded the Veteran's Military Legal Assistance Clinic, Veteran's Tax Clinic, American Indian Law Clinic, and the Juvenile Defense clinics. In other words, he knows his stuff. So, if you want to hear someone who actually knows what he's talking about address issues related to the Constitution, Veterans, American Indians, and much more, make sure you listen to this episode of True Crime Uncensored.
September 26, 2020
DANIEL GENIS -- FROM PUBLISHING TO PRISON AND BACK . BURL'S PAL DANIEL RETURNS WITH MORE GREAT STORIES AND CONVERSATION
2001: In 2001, Genis traded in his publishing career for a life of crime to feed a raging heroin appetite. 2003: In June 2003, five months before his arrest, Genis married Petra Szabo, a photographer, and instructor of Vinyāsa and Forrest yoga. 2014: He also received the Rookie of the Year award by Deadspin and was nominated for Deadspin's Hall of Fame in 2014. 2015: Genis published his fifth article in Newsweek in 2015, continuing to explore his interest in Chinese art. 2015: Genis wrote an article for Vice entitled, "New York State's Scariest Prison", concerning the escapees at ClintonCorrectional Facility in June 2015 Genis achieved more fame appearing on True Crime Uncensored with Burl Barer and Howard Lapides. He has a much-anticipated book coming out in January 2021.
September 20, 2020
RING OF HELL / BREAKSHOT ---- INSIDE THE WWE WITH MATTHEW RANDAZZO & WEARING A WIRE IN THE MOB WITH KENJI GALLO
Ring of Hell is excellent in its research and exploration of how wrestling can be fraught with sadistic individuals that are only too willing to prey upon those hoping to "live their dreams." What happened with Chris Benoit, his wife and young son was tragic in every sense of the word, but, as the book details, how can you not expect such an insane demise for individuals participating within such an insane world? As each part of Chris Benoit's career is detailed - starting in Stu Hart's "Dungeon," idolizing "The Dynamite Kid" (a woefully tragic individual in his own right), working within the Stampede Wrestling Promotion, moving on to Japan and then ultimately becoming a star in the ECW, WCW and WWE promotions - you see how a naive individual participates in ritualized abuse and then succumbs when steroid and medication abuse compounds the damage received over multiple years. BREAKSHOT -"Crammed with the kind of characters and detail that make pages turn and moviemakers salivate, self-described 'mobster, drug lord, and porn kingpin' Gallo’s story of life as a criminal and mafia associate is tantalizing material. ... Honest, critical, occasionally remorseful and always entrancing, this criminal memoir will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
September 14, 2020
THE TED BUNDY ENIGMA ---- KEVIN SULLIVAN RETURNS WITH INSIGHTS INTO CHARISMATIC SERIAL KILLER TED BUNDY
About the Author Kevin M. Sullivan is a retired minister and author of 14 books. He’s a former contributing writer for Snitch, a weekly newspaper devoted to crime and the law. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Kevin is a frequent guest on Burl Barer's TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED.
September 13, 2020
FRANK C GIRARDOT JR wrote the first book about the Rockefeller Mystery . Frank shares the amazing true story.
Prepare to be shocked as the grisly details about the murder of computer geek John Sohus are revealed in Frank C. Girardot s new book, Name Dropper: Investigating the Clark Rockefeller Mystery. Sohus, a twenty-something resident of San Marino, California, was allegedly murdered in 1985 by con man Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who has become infamous under his most-known alias, Clark Rockefeller. Rockefeller, the prime suspect in Sohus murder, may have been the last person to see him alive. Nine years after his death, Sohus bones were dug up in the backyard of the home he once shared with his wife Linda, whose whereabouts remain unknown. Rockefeller s 2008 arrest for abducting his daughter put him squarely in the cross-hairs of the decades-old Sohus homicide case. Upon Rockefeller s arrest, Girardot began piecing together the convoluted tale in a series of articles for the Pasadena Star-News. His research resulted in Name Dropper, which reveals inside information about the case Girardot says is the most fantastic he s seen in his 25 years as an investigative reporter.
August 31, 2020
Stevie Cameron, famed Canadian investigative journalist! On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver’s Missing Women.
Covering the case of one of North America’s most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police – and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton – such as from Pickton’s long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement’s refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work. Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told.
August 31, 2020
JEFF MCARTHUR -- True Crime Author returns to talk PRO BONO, Prosecutorial misconduct, scam phone calls, and swap stories with Burl and Mark
It is always fun to have Jeff McArthur join us to shoot the true-crime breeze.; We get into some interesting examples of misconduct, ethical violations, and weird stories
August 30, 2020
NYT BEST SELLING AUTHOR TOD GOLDBERG and RABBI MARK BOROVITZ -- CRIMINAL BECOMES RABBI FACT AND FICTION
IMPROVED AUDIO REMIX CRIMINAL BECOMES RABBI : Tod Goldberg wrote it as fiction in Gangsterland and Gangster Nation, and Mark Borovitz lived it for real in Holy Thief Fiction meets real life--Mark Borovitz was a mobster, gangster, con man, gambler, thief, and a drunk. He is now the rabbi at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles, the House of Return, a rehabilitation facility for addicts of all kinds. Tod Goldberg wrote Gangsterland and Gangster Nation about a mobster who hides out as a Rabbi in Las Vegas. Now a real mobster turned Rabbi and Tod Goldberg come together to compare fiction with reality. “GANGSTER NATION punches even harder than the excellent GANGSTERLAND did: against the backdrop of 9/11, everybody’s roughed-up and bleeding, and nobody’s hiding it well. Tod Goldberg’s weird world is getting THE SOPRANOS-good, and THE SOPRANOS-funny: he can hit you high, low, or straight in the gut. Meshugener wiseguys. It’ll make you a better killer – and a better rabbi.” — Bill Beverly, award-winning author of Dodgers. “Tod Goldberg’s brilliant Gangster Nation is hilarious, complex, and a total page-turner. It’s also a little insane, in the best possible way.” —Lisa Lutz, New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger
August 29, 2020
BLOOD AND GHOSTS: SPECIAL GUESTS KATHERINE RAMSLAND AND Singer Songwriter ERIC MERCURY
What if forensic and paranormal investigation deliberately crossed paths? Can forensics aid ghost hunters, and might ghost hunters who use these tools one day assist in the cause of justice? The answers to these questions are explored within the pages of "Blood & Ghosts". Forensics is an applied science and many of its sub-disciplines have a kinship with ghost hunting: its tools and technology were devised to record and analyze evidence or behavior. Given this shared approach to solving mysteries, it makes sense to see how these disciplines could be brought together. From missing persons to mass and serial murder, it’s time to use all of our best resources to solve crimes.
August 25, 2020
UNDERCOVER IN BIKER GANGS-- KERRIE DROBAN RETURNS WITH A NAIL BITING STORY OF DECEPTION AND BETRAYAL
In exchange for a reduced sentence on his drug smuggling charges, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America’s most violent biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice. His dedication was profound; he even served time in San Bernardino’s Murder Unit and endured solitary confinement. He recorded confessions of gangland-style killings and nearly became a target himself before he sought refuge in the Witness Security Program.
August 25, 2020
SPECIAL GUEST PAUL LAROSA, PRODUCER OF CBS' 48 HRS.
"It's my memoir of growing up in a Bronx housing project and my first crazy days as a reporter at the New York daily news," says Paul, who worked such stories as Son of Sam and the murder of John Lennon. Paul LaRosa is currently a producer for CBS 48 Hours Mystery.
August 24, 2020
KERRIE DROBAN -- Wrapped in Leather, She never looked better! Motorcycle Gang expert and award winning true crime author
Kerrie M. Droban is an award-winning author and attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. Droban’s true crime books Running with Devil: The True Story of the ATF’s Infiltration of the Hells Angels and Prodigal Father Pagan Son: Growing Up Inside the Dangerous World of the Pagans Motorcycle Gang have received critical acclaim.
August 24, 2020
BURL BARER AND ANEA BARER LIVE FROM SEATTLE'S PIONEER SQUARE -- MURDER & MAYHEM IN WASHINGTON STATE
ANEA'S FORMER ROOMIE WAS AXE MURDERED IN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. ANOTHER WALLA WALLA VICTIM WAS MRS. ZACHARIAS. THE COPS ARRESTED THE 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO LIVED NEXT DOOR AND CHARGED HER WITH THE BRUTAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MURDER. SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY AND GOT LIFE IN PRISON. (she was innocent.)
August 20, 2020
STEVE JACKSON -- NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR, AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST, PUBLISHER AND WEREWOLF FIGHTER!
Okay, we're not talking about the werewolf episode this time, but we cover all manner of topics with one of America's best known and most experienced authors of true crime and so much more!
August 02, 2020
THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS -- SPECIAL GUEST GEORGIA DURANTE -- Former getaway driver for the mob, becomes Hollywood Stunt Driver!
She was ones of the most photographed models in the USA..she was The Kodak Girl...she became a getaway driver for the mob (she married a mobster). When mob wars threatened her life, she got in the car and drove California with her 7 year old daughter and became an in demand Hollywood stunt woman- a famed stunt driver who couldn't keep up with the demand for her talents behind the wheel and in front of the camera. Before she turned 20, she had endured a brutal rape, involvement with the mob, a failed marriage, and the birth of her daughter. Fleeing an abusive second marriage to the mafia-tied Joe Lamendola, she began a lucrative career in Los Angeles as one of the country's most successful commercial stunt drivers. The author of the powerful memoir The Company She Keeps, Durante now lives in Southern California and speaks across the country about her experiences with domestic violence.
July 28, 2020
SAVAGE SON COREY MITCHEL 2010
Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker arranged with two friends to kill his parents and younger brother Kevin. The much-indulged son of a well-to-do family, he resented the fact that his cousins would inherit the family business. And he was tired of waiting for his "share". Knowing that his parents were heavily insured and that their assets were significant, he cold-bloodedly arranged for them to be murdered. To deflect suspicion away from himself, he instructed his henchmen to make the murders look like an interrupted burglary. He scheduled the murders on the night that the family was having a celebratory dinner at an expensive local restaurant. Believing that their son was soon to graduate from college, the proud parents presented him with a $4,000 watch to express their pride in him. When the family arrived home, all four were shot. The plan was for the parents and Kevin to die and for Bart to be slightly injured. But Bart's young friend wasn't a professional. He killed Tricia and Kevin Whitaker, but only wounded Kent Whitaker. Mistake #1. And the rifling of the house that was supposed to make it look like a burglary was poorly done, looking like the fake job it was. Mistake #2. When the police started looking suspiciously at Bart Whitaker he bolted for Mexico and hid out there until the man whom he had paid to get him there turned him into the police and collected the reward. Mistake #3. Three strikes and you're out, even with relatives as naive and gullible as the Whitaker/Bartlett family.
July 27, 2020
THE JODI ARIAS TRIAL -- We don't usually cover cases still in adjudication...but this time we we made an exception
On the scene how the press covered the trial of Jodi Arias - Police found the motivational speaker brutally murdered in his Mesa, Arizona home on June 9, 2008. His body, five days decomposed, had been stabbed 27 times, with an ear-to-ear slash across his throat and a bullet to the head.
July 27, 2020
FAKES, FLAKES AND FORGERIES -- BURL BARER AND FAMED ATTORNEY DON WOLDMAN REVEAL ASTONISHING STORIES OF FAKES AND FORGERIES
When our guest,, scheduled to be with us in person, flaked on us, we did the show anyway -- hey, it was alive broadcast -- and except for our producer giving me a raft of crap about personality traits revealed in handwriting, I must this is one of my favorite shows and features Don Woldman at his brilliant best, I'm sure you will enjoy this show also! Burl
July 27, 2020
FRED ROSEN 2020 MY TRUE CRIME PAL FRED ROSEN RETURNS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REVEAL THE BIG SECRET OF BAT MASTERSON
Nearly 100 years since his death, Bat Masterson still holds great influence. Remembered by many for his adventures in America’s Old West - buffalo hunter, scout, gunfighter, and even lawman as Dodge City sheriff. in 20th Century New York City he became a sportswriter. However, Masterson left a legacy that is much more intricate. Masterson always stood up for the underdog. And his real legacy was how he fought for them. After the days of the Old West were over, he laid down his gun and picked up his pen. So great was his writing that he was vastly respected for his opinions on many topics of the day including, crime, politics, and war. But Bat Masterson had a secret. One that he kept well-hidden his entire life. For if known, he and all those he cared about would be ruined. His reputation and all that he worked for in his life would be in tatters. BAT MASTERSON: The First Dreamer-Fred Rosen
July 19, 2020
MOB SIT DOWN IN LAS VEGAS -- RECORDED LIVE IN LAS VEGAS WITH MOBSTERS AND THE FEDS WHO ARRESTED THEM!
A very strange and historic event -- mobsters including a mob hit man -- and the Federal Agents who arrested them....yes its a strange combination and I, Burl Barer, was invited to attend and record the event for broadcast!
July 16, 2020
FRED ROSEN 2012 ANOTHER CLASSIC EPISODE WITH MY TRUE CRIME PAL FRED ROSEN
July 16, 2020
ERIN MORIARTY 2012 - A classic episode! Erin at her best
i BELIEVE THIS WAS ERIN'S FIRST VISIT TO OUR SHOW-- SHE'S IN RARE FORM!
July 16, 2020
UNDER A FULL MOON; THE LAST LYNCHING IN KANSAS Special Guest Alice Kay Hill
UNDER A FULL MOON: The Last Lynching in Kansas tells of the tragic abduction and death of an eight-year-old girl at the hands of a repeat offender in 1932. This crime stands apart as the last mob lynching in Kansas. Based on true events, this account takes a deep dive into the psycho-social complexities of pioneer times and their impact on this particular crime and the justice meted out to the perpetrator. Beginning in the year 1881, and written in a chronological narrative non-fiction format, author Alice Kay Hill vividly weaves the stories of the victims and the families involved. She reveals how mental and physical abuse, social isolation, privations of homesteading, strong dreams and even stronger personalities all factored into the criminal and his crimes. We are delighted that Alice Kay Hill joined us to talk about the case and the 16 years of investigation that went into the book.
July 06, 2020
TRUE CRIME READING FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020 - NEW BOOKS YOU WILL WANT TO OWN (AND MORE)
In this captivating episode, Mark has to go rescue the lost groceries, Matt and Burl talk Twilight Zone and other TV/Movie stuff, then Burl shares what great new true crime books are being released for summer reading;
June 28, 2020
From Rock n Roll Disc Jockey to legendary Best Selling True Crime author and investigative Journalist - Special Guest BURL BARER (improved audio)
Yes, Burl Barer is the special guest on his own show as fact checker Mark Boyer grills Burl like a swordfish on the trajectory of his brilliant career! Plenty of laughs along with insights into writing true crime and why Burl is the true crime author criminals trust.
June 23, 2020
June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020
RAGE -- GARY C KING did our show as a special favor to me - he doesn't do many radio interviews. A true delight having a true crime master on the show.
Divorce Is Violent. . . Darren Mack had it all. A beautiful home in Reno. A lovely wife. Three children. And a million-dollar business. Then his wife Charla filed for divorce, winning a large settlement in a heated courtroom battle. According to friends, Mack was "angry." They had no idea how far his fury would take him... Revenge Is Bloody. . . Over the next year, the rage only intensified. Finally, Darren Mack snapped, stabbing and killing his ex-wife in his condo. Hours later, he stalked and shot their divorce judge in broad daylight. Before the blood had even cooled and law enforcement could react, he fled to Mexico, eluding police hot on his trail. Justice Is Final. . . The case made headlines nationwide, propelled by lurid details of Mack's wild "swinger" lifestyle, the shocking discovery of explosives in his apartment, and the chillingly prophetic remark made by his wife: "Someday he's going to kill me. . ." Catching him was the hardest part. . .
June 10, 2020
The Charmer: The True Story of Robert Reldan - Rapist, Murderer and Millionaire. Author Charles Buckley is our special guest
When prison inmate Robert Reldan's aunt died and left him an $8.9 million trust fund, Arthur and Barbara Reeve, parents of murder victim Susan Reeve, acted to deprive Reldan of the funds that could gain him freedom on parole. The Reeves ultimately got an unheard of $10 million judgment against their's daughter's killer, effectively stripping the man known as America's richest inmate. Soon after Susan's murder, the Reeves set up a scholarship fund in her name and the killer's money is currently used in that fund which helps to educate young men and women. The Charmer embraces the hunt to bring a Susan killer to justice and then the chase of a lifetime by one family determined to give their slain daughter a voice, decades after she was silenced.
June 09, 2020
Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend - Christian Cipollini is our special guest, author of this multi-award winning true crime book
Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Biography' & 'True Crime' categories of the 2015 International Book Awards Award-Winning Finalist in the 'True Crime' category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards Award-Winning author Christian Cipollini is a journalist, writer, organized crime historian and designer, a collector of rare crime related photographs & artifacts. In addition to the catalog of nonfiction books, his work can be found in numerous publications and digital realms including the Mob Museum Blog, Real Crime Magazine & Writersofwrongs.com. As a consultant Cipollini is often quoted in print and online publications, has lectured at colleges and appears on episodes of Reelz Channel Series "The Real Story of...." & "Gangsters: America's Most Evil," Travel Channel Series "Mission Declassified," History Channel Series "United Stuff of America," AHC's hit series "America: Facts vs. Fiction" & served as a Location Producer on National Geographic Channel's critically-acclaimed series DRUGS, INC. Most recently, he has written the true crime comic book series LUCKY, which follows the rise of America's most infamous gangster - Charles "Lucky" Luciano and collaborated with UK rapper Yellow Balaclava for the independent hip-hop album 'Salvatore Lucania.' www.ganglandlegends.com Author website
June 09, 2020
THE WORLD'S SECOND GREATEST DIAMOND THIEF RETURNS WITH COMMENTARY ON CRIME PRISONS AND HIS NEW FAME.
Punch (Pavle/Paul Stanimirovich) returns with more amazing stories of his life of high crimes -- billion dollar diamond heists etc.
June 07, 2020
FAMOUS COMPOSER SERGIO BARER EXPLAINS HOW THE CRIME OF THE SPANISH INQUISITION PLUS THE HOLOCAUST= THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Yes, we share the same last name and a certain degree of international fame, but Sergio has more fame in more genres than even I. His original compositions garner him cheering stomping standing ovations, and sold-out concerts in America, Mexico, Europe, and even a few of the lost continents - rumor has it that he is a time-traveling superstar on Atlantis! Some call him Sergio Barrer, others hail him as Sergio Barer. Then there are those who simply call him "The Musical Jew with the Big Beard!" "I didn't always have this big beard," confesses Sergio. " I lived many years clean-shaven! I was inspired t0 gr0w the big beard by the founder of the Zionist movement. His beard looked better than mine." While Sergio waters his beard and his reputation, people of all faiths are supporting his latest musical venture: an impressive and heartfelt musical exploration of the birth of the State of Israel with an awareness that were it not for the true crime of genocide against the Jews of Europe, the State of Isreal may not exist. Sergio Barer joins Burl Barer and Mark Boyer on True Crime Uncensored Pacific Time. Listen live by clicking this link and/or listen to the replay on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor.fm, and all the other podcast platforms.
May 24, 2020
BLIND RAGE -- The ASSASSIN, THE OBSESSION AND THE DOUBLE HOMICIDE FROM HELL~ Retired Police Chief Paula May is our special guest
Terrifying things are happening to Kay Weden, a forty-something single mom and high school teacher in Salisbury, North Carolina. Despite having no known enemies, Kay's home, car, and peace of mind are under attack throughout 1993. Most chilling of all are the senseless attacks on her only son and the shot fire in the night through a wall of her house, which narrowly misses his head as he sleeps. Kay's new love interest is the charming Viktor Gunnarsson. He's a handsome Swede who left his home country to seek political asylum in the U.S. after being charged with the 1986 assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister Olof Palme. Viktor was briefly held in custody but subsequently released due to a lack of evidence. The romantic connection between Kay and Viktor is immediate and intense until Viktor disappears without warning, leaving Kay baffled and sad. Kay leans on her loving, elderly mother, Catherine Miller, for solace until Catherine is brutally murdered inside her home by an unknown intruder. With nowhere else to turn, Kay reconnects with her ex-fiance L.C. Underwood, a seasoned police officer, particularly adept at criminal investigations. L.C. assures Kay he will get to the bottom of the incessant and tormenting occurrences. When Viktor's nude body is found two hours away in the snowy Appalachian Mountains, local Sheriff's Detective Paula May is assigned to investigate his murder. What follows is an intense, hair-raising investigation that will shock you from the bitterly cold beginning to the unthinkable end. About the Author Retired Police Chief Paula May is a specialist in criminal investigation, having earned numerous awards and recognitions in her 30 year career. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Paula is active in professional organizations, teaches at the university level and enjoys writing criminal justice articles, Christian and other motivational pieces. Paula has appeared on Dead of Winter, Forensic Files and the New Detectives. She continues to serve in her home state of North Carolina. She is our special guest
May 18, 2020
ERIN MORIARTY -- WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS. Crime Babe Supreme joins Burl Barer and Mark Boyer for a fascinating program
Erin Moriarty was one of our earliest guests twelve years ago, and this will be her fourth appearance on True Crime Uncensored. We . are delighted to have her return to the show. Erin's adventures on the front lines of broadcast journalism are always insightful, informative and entertaining.
May 04, 2020
PRISON RIOT -- that doesn't mean that being in prison is a laugh riot. GLENN LANGOHR started writing in solitary confinement. and hasn't stopped.
Glenn Langohr! No one messes when Glenn flexes! Before becoming a best selling author, Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home and entered the drug war with abandon. Business with the Mexican Mafia and Hell's Angels became a way of life until the Criminal Justice system interrupted him. In prison he was involved in riots and spent years in the hole. From solitary confinement he started writing and hasn't stopped since. B.J, a white inmate, serving time on drug charges, gets caught up in a Mexican gang war. The northern California Mexicans demand that the southern California Mexicans keep their shirts on to cover up their gangland tattoos. The prison explodes into chaos as each building erupts in deadly violence. For B.J, the war isn't over when he and over a hundred inmates get housed in solitary confinement, it's just beginning. For getting involved, he's labeled a southern Mexican ganster. The hardcore action unfolds like a movie in this bare bones thriller of true crime. "I want to show the world and the students and leaders of tomorrow, that we are only building bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders. In prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape." Help him show the world redemption is possible, buy and share his books. The author will gift his books FREE from the Kindle store to those who can't afford it. Glenn Langohr firstname.lastname@example.org lockdownpubishing.com
May 02, 2020
BIGGEST SCAM EVER In the wake of the riots following the verdict in the Rodney King case!
Burl tells the astonishing story of the Center for Constitutional Law & Justice in Los Angeles - a total scam the shocked the entire nation and how Private Eye Fred Wolfson brought it down
April 27, 2020
When the Amish go to War -- My old pal Pat Craig and his buddy Murray have taken Amish fiction into a new world of authentic conflict
My childhood pal Pat Craig always was the best k ind of rebel - the smart kind. He knew what he was up against and what he had in his arsenal of creativity vs imaginary limitations and standardized expectations. A best selling author of Amish fiction series, he stunned his publisher by delivering a novel with blood and the carnage and conflict of war dripping from the otherwise pristine pages of Christian niche paperbacks. Pat's instincts were correct -- readers of his Amish fiction books were crying out for the authenticity of real life, real conflict and real test of faith. Full details in this episode where Pat and his writing partner, Murray, join Buwrl and Mark for an unusual hour of exploring the world of writing publishing and dealing with other forms of evil.
April 26, 2020
Charles Manson NOW (2011) - Excellent book and excellent guest Marlin Marynick
From 2011: When we think of Charles Manson, the picture of him with his wild eyes is the image most often called to mind. That was, however, not only several years ago, it was several decades ago. Manson is still a paranoid schizophrenic who receives no mental health medication or treatment in prison, and has spent most of his years in solitary confinement, which doesn't bother him -- he's used to it. Marlin Marynick, a nice chap from Regina (that's in Canada), somehow captured Charlie's attention.and not in a bad way. The result: a new book CHARLES MANSON NOW. The book is excellent, and Marlin was a fun guest on the radio show I do with Don Woldman.
April 20, 2020
Christian Barth Part II -- Burl and Christian go more in depth on the Garden State Parkway Murders
"I hope that THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY MURDERS: A COLD CASE MYSTERY offers New Jersey State Police detectives some fresh leads and new names to consider, and inspires their Major Crime Unit to give a second look at persons of interest they might have previously overlooked or disregarded." Christian Barth manifests the two greatest characteristics of a successful true crime writer -- a love of research and a quest for truth. He also has the bravery required to endure another full hour with fellow crime writer Burl Barer and fact checker Mark Boyer on True Crime Uncensored on OutlawRadioLive.com
April 19, 2020
The Garden State Parkway Murders -- Christian Barth brings his 9 years of research and storytelling skills to TCU
“The Garden State Parkway Murders,” true crime writer and attorney Christian Barth dives into the harrowing story of the unsolved murders of Elizabeth Perry and Susan Davis. College friends, the two women were brutally knifed to death and their bodies left off the parkway in the early hours of May 30, 1969. Among the numerous suspects Barth identifies are infamous serial killers Ted Bundy and Gerald Eugene Stano, who were living within an hour’s drive from where the murder scene at the time they occurred. The killers also resided next to one another on Florida’s Death Row, and indirectly confessed to the double homicide. A culmination of more than nine years of research, Barth’s book is compiled from multiple sources, including interviews with retired New Jersey State Police detectives, law enforcement officials from other jurisdictions, federal agents, possible witnesses, victim family members, as well as information gathered from FBI case files, letters, journals, libraries, newspaper articles, and university archives.In “The Garden State Parkway Murders,” true crime writer and attorney Christian Barth dives into the harrowing story of the unsolved murders of Elizabeth Perry and Susan Davis. College friends, the two women were brutally knifed to death and their bodies left off the parkway in the early hours of May 30, 1969. Among the numerous suspects Barth identifies are infamous serial killers Ted Bundy and Gerald Eugene Stano, who were living within an hour’s drive from where the murder scene at the time they occurred. The killers also resided next to one another on Florida’s Death Row, and indirectly confessed to the double homicide. A culmination of more than nine years of research, Barth’s book is compiled from multiple sources, including interviews with retired New Jersey State Police detectives, law enforcement officials from other jurisdictions, federal agents, possible witnesses, victim family members, as well as information gathered from FBI case files, letters, journals, libraries, newspaper articles, and university archives.
April 12, 2020
BURL BARER LIVE FROM HOME -- YORKSHIRE RIPPER ETC.
Because Burl is high risk for the virus, he's does his show from home while fact checker Mark Boyer grills him like a swordfish.
March 29, 2020
PERSECUTION OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES -- Baha'is in Iran, Jews in Germany, Catholics in 1840's America, Burl tells the stories.
Fact checker Mark Boyer interviews Burl about his career in true crime and his rare book, LOVE AT THE COST OF LIFEv g - an English version of the Farsi original by Pouran Rahimi about the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran.
March 22, 2020
DIXIE'S LAST STAND -- John Ferak tells the strange tale of murder and air fresheners
Dixie Shanahan had a terribly troubled and abusive marriage in the sleepy little town of Defiance, Iowa. Then one summer day in 2002, Dixie's mean and wicked husband was gone. Some of the local residents presumed that Scott packed his bags and left town. But others were skeptical. After all, Scott's brown Ford pick-up truck was still parked in his driveway. The disappearance mystified Defiance for more than a year. Then in late October, 2003, the truth emerged... or did it? The gray ranch along Third Avenue in the sleepy Midwestern town of less than 400 people was the recurring site of screaming, mad chaos and horrific domestic violence. Then one day, abusive husband Scott Shanahan was gone. Some thought he packed his bags and left town. Weeks passed. Months went by. Still no sign of the volatile wife beater. But what really happened to him was so shocking and so unbelievable that even grizzled, long-time law enforcement officials were aghast by the sight and awful smell. The town wondered why Dixie Shanahan managed to live with her husband's rotting body inside her master bedroom - for fourteen months. "In Dixie's Last Stand, journalist John Ferak gives us an impeccably researched and well-written account of the Dixie Shanahan case. The Iowa woman killed her husband after enduring years of abuse. Ferak weaves a gripping narrative while exploring important topics such as battered wife syndrome and mandatory sentencing laws. Highly recommended." - Robert Sberna, author of HOUSE OF HORRORS, the shocking true story of Anthony Sowell. "A well-written, and gripping depiction of 'battered wife syndrome'. ... This fascinating story will leave you asking yourself one question: Was the punishment that Dixie received in her case justified? Highly recommended
March 20, 2020
Dangerous Vows -- A Polygamous preacher has a wife who (gasp) wants an education. So, he murders her. Sean Goff is guest
Sean Goff was a dynamic Pentecostal minister who was already running his own church by the age of twenty-two. He had wed a pliable teenager and bent her to his will, eventually convincing her to agree to his secretly taking a second wife named Joy. Although at first the clandestine arrangement worked well, problems soon began to surface. Leif Wright, Sean’s friend and co-worker, confronted Sean about his hidden polygamous lifestyle, which threatened to scandalize their employer, a world-famous televangelist. Sean’s foray into polygamy led to his association with an online community where he earned respect by dispensing advice to other evangelical polygamists. He derided divorce as the sign of a weak man who didn’t know how to lead his women. It was especially troublesome to Sean when Joy hinted that she wasn’t happy and wanted to have a meaningful career. Then Joy suddenly disappeared, although friends continued to receive her e-mails. The messages seemed strange, and some wondered whether she was really traveling around Europe. Leif M. Wright is a publisher of a popular online newspaper, a journalist with more than 25 years of experience, a longtime ghost writer, a professional musician, a former pastor and an author of both fiction and non-fiction books.. He is winner of numerous Associated Press journalism awards and recipient of the prestigious Best of Gannett Award for the investigative series "Shout at the Devil."
March 19, 2020
RETURN OF THE DRUG SMUGGLER -- ANOTHER SUPER COOL HOUR WITH LEONARD LEE BUSCHEL
Philly to Tel Aviv, Jamaica to Los Angeles, Leonard built a reputation as an honest and reliable drug dealer and drug smuggler, primarily selling hashish and pot, although he personally consumed all manner of consumables. He didn’t get busted or go to prison, but he “found himself” at the movies. Co-Founder, with Robert Downey Sr. of the Reel Recovery Film Festivals, Writers in Treatment and the recently postponed Experience Strength and Hope Awards, Leonard joins us for a fun hour of drug fueled adventures and how living a life awake and aware has kept him sane, productive, drug free and as eccentric as ever.
March 15, 2020
DOOMSDAY CULTS --The World is Ending so Follow me off a Cliff. Allen R. Warren returns to the show.
Jim Jones convinced his 1000 followers they would all have to commit suicide since he was going to die. Shoko Asahara convinced his followers to release a weapon of mass destruction, the deadly sarin gas, on a Tokyo subway. The Order of the Solar Temple lured the rich and famous, including Princess Grace of Monaco, and convinced them to die a fiery death now on Earth to be reborn on a better planet called Sirius. Charles Manson convinced his followers to kill, in an attempt to incite an apocalyptic race war. These are a few of the doomsday cults examined in this book by bestselling author Alan R. Warren. Its focus is on cults whose destructive behavior was due in large part to their apocalyptic beliefs or doomsday movements. It includes details surrounding the massacres and a look into how their members became so brainwashed they committed unimaginable crimes at the command of their leader. Usually, when we hear about these cults and their massacres, we ask ourselves how it possibly happened. We could also ask ourselves, what then is the difference between a cult and a religion? We once had a small group of people who unquestionably followed a person who believed he was the son of God. Two thousand years later, that following is one of the most recognized religions in the world. This book in no way criticizes believing in God. Rather, it examines how a social movement grows into a full religion and when it does not. And what makes the conventional faiths such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism stand above groups such as the Branch Davidians or Children of God
March 09, 2020
The Strangest and Most Baffling Case of Injustice in Recent History -- Highlights of the IRP6 Case
This is a federal court case that you may not have heard about, but it is a situation that can happen to anyone from any walk of life. This is the nightmare story of Gary Walker – CEO, David Banks – COO, Kendrick Barnes – CIO, Clinton Stewart – Bus Dev, Demetrius Harper – CEO/DKH and David Zirpolo, now being referred to, as the IRP6. Why are these guys in prison?
March 06, 2020
ONCE UPON A TIME -- HARRY MCLEAN Award winning author with fantastic book (interview from 2011)
In 1989, Eileen Franklin, a young California housewife, claimed to recover a repressed memory of her father killing her playmate 20 years earlier. In a landmark trial, the father was charged and convicted of first-degree murder, based solely on his daughter's testimony. This book chronicles the trial, explores the remarkably dysfunctional Franklin family, and delves into the reliability of repressed memory as evidence in court. This version contains a 2011 Epilogue, which details the reasons for the reversal of George Franklin's conviction and the refusal of the district attorney to retry him for murder.
March 06, 2020
WRECKING CREW - John Ferak and the Avery Case
-- John Ferak covered the Avery case as it happened before the Netflix documentary. Now he brings his insights once again to our show.
March 02, 2020
AMANDA LAMB OF WRAL TELEVISION -- IT IS DANGEROUS BEING A JOURNALIST
Amanda Lamb has been a television reporter for thirty years—25 of those years she has worked for WRAL. In addition to journalism, Amanda is also an author. She has published 8 books-four memoirs, three true crime books and one children’s book. Her first novel, a psychological thriller, will be published in May 2020.
February 23, 2020
DARREN KAVINOKY DEADLY SINS TRIPLE PLAY == three shows with Darren from 2013, 2014 and 2015
DEADLY SINS, THE HIT TV SHOW, WAS ORIGINALLY A BOOK THAT DARREN AND BURL WERE PUTTING TOGETHER. INSTEAD IT BECAME A SERIES