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WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST

WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST

By Tricia Griffith
WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST features the latest breaking cases, biggest stories, powerful interviews, and exclusive guests.

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF PRINCE - Prince's cousin Charles Smith
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21ST AT 9 PM CENTRAL THERE IS A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR PRINCE AT RILEY CREEK BRIDGE IN CHANHASSEN MINNESOTA.  HERE IS THE LINK WITH INFO ON VIGIL PRESENTED BY FUNKATOPIA.   Prince grew up with his cousin Charles Smith.  Charles always knew that the truth was not told about the death of Prince. We are coming up on the 5-year anniversary of his death and Charles has not given up his fight to learn what really happened to the man he loved so deeply. Listen to this special message from Charles. Then join us Wednesday night after the vigil for Prince as we welcome Charles Smith live.  We will talk about not only Prince the musician but Prince the person. It is an event you do not want to miss. Wednesday Night April 21st after the vigil for Prince on Websleuths Radio Podcast and Websleuths YouTube Live.
03:38
April 19, 2021
ECHO LLOYD: MISSING MISSOURI MOM - Interview with her daughter Kelsey Smith
Echo Lloyd was last seen on Mother's Day. At some point that weekend both Lloyd's cellphone and home phone started going straight to voicemail, On Friday, May 15, 2020, Echo's daughter Kelsey Smith learned her mother was missing from her home. NOTHING was missing but her keys, her pistol, and her medications. An investigation was then started by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department. Unfortunately, they have no leads, no evidence, and need your help! GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/bvm7yc-bring-echo-home ALL donations will help go towards bringing Echo Lloyd home and bringing her justice! Web page http://bringechohome.com/ To contact Echo's family please email bringechohome@gmail.com Missouri Highway Patrol (573) 751-3313 Benton Missouri Police (573) 545-3525 Please visit : www.facebook.com/bringecholloydhome to learn more about Echos story.
25:12
December 3, 2020
DO NO HARM - Wondery Presents DO NO HARM
Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm. The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in the footsteps of the Bright family as they battle to keep their children and fight against a system determined to tear them apart. Listen today at http://wondery.fm/DoNoHarm_Web
04:51
November 11, 2020
NXIVM CULT EXPERT - Rick Alan Ross Interview
Rick Alan Ross is a cult expert, deprogrammer, and author of the book "CULTS INSIDE OUT: How People Get In And Can Get Out." He testified at  NXIVM founder Keith Reniere's criminal trial -- Reniere was sentenced to 120 years behind bars. Rick's work was featured in the docuseries SEDUCED: Inside the NXIVM Cult that’s currently streaming on the Starz network.
51:02
November 9, 2020
DR. DEATH SEASON 2 - Wondery Presents Dr. Death Season 2
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.” Listen today at wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Webslueth
04:51
October 27, 2020
JUSTICE FOR DON LEWIS - Donna Pettis & Gale Rathbone Interview
Carole Baskin, who became infamous due to her decade-long public feud with Joe Exotic and Netflix’s docuseries TIGER KING, is being sued for defamation by Don Lewis's former assistant Anne McQueen. As part of the lawsuit, Don's daughters are seeking more information about what happened to their father who disappeared 23 years ago. Listen to my bombshell interview with two of Don Lewis’s daughters, Donna Pettis & Gale Rathbone. A reward fund has been set up by the family. https://www.gofundme.com/f/sqscbh-don-lewis-reward-fund WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST? Visit our listing on Advertisecast to learn more: https://www.advertisecast.com/WebsleuthsRadioPodcast
37:06
October 21, 2020
JOE EXOTIC: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up – Jim Rathmann Interview
JOE EXOTIC: Tigers, Lies and Cover-up features retired homicide investigator Jim Rathmann in a multi-part series for Discovery ID.  It's a new investigation into the Don Lewis disappearance and is yielding shocking new leads, rising suspicions, and yes, the reemergence of the meat grinder.  HAVE A TIP? Contact Jim Rathmann at: https://jimrathmannthecompany.com/ Watch the series Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up streaming now on Discovery ID. https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/joe-exotic-tigers-lies-and-cover-up/full-episodes/secrets-uncaged WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST? Visit our listing on Advertisecast to learn more: https://www.advertisecast.com/WebsleuthsRadioPodcast
24:57
October 14, 2020
TIGER KING: DON LEWIS COLD CASE INVESTIGATION – Anne McQueen Interview
The Joe Exotic "Tiger King" case has captivated people around the world, but what about the Cold Case Investigation at the center of it? Don Lewis' longtime executive assistant, Anne McQueen, told police that the only  Will and Power of Attorney she knew about was under her desk. Don Lewis had made McQueen the executor of his Will and Power of Attorney of his Life Insurance, but after his disappearance, a new Will and Power of Attorney emerged naming his wife Carole Baskin as the executor. Fast forward to June 2020, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister announces that the Will had been forged. So what happened to Don Lewis before he disappeared and the investigation that followed, listen to find out! Please visit the GoFundMe Page – Don Lewis - Missing Person Reward Fund – to learn more: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sqscbh-don-lewis-reward-fund WANT TO ADVERTISE ON WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST? Visit our listing on Advertisecast to learn more: https://www.advertisecast.com/WebsleuthsRadioPodcast
01:13:25
July 11, 2020
THE SERIAL KILLER WHISPERER – Laura Brand Interview
Laura Brand is a private investigator known as the “serial killer whisperer." For the last six years, Laura has traveled to San Quentin’s death row to interview Lawrence Bittaker who, along with Roy Norris, were known as the Toolbox Killers – a psychopathic duo known for abducting, raping, and torturing young women in their van they referred to as the "Murder Mac." Both men were convicted of some of the most heinous serial murders in history, but Laura is brave detective working on an important project. Tune in to find out what she's working on.
42:43
May 14, 2020
THE DATING GAME KILLER – Wondery presents THE DATING GAME KILLER
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date   on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a   prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this   six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen   Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into   Alcala’s twisting secret life.  He hid behind normal jobs as a   typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this   predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards —   all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a   one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From   the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of   the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer. Subscribe today: wondery.fm/acastDGK
08:34
March 5, 2020
STALKING LAW REFORM – Laura Richards Interview
In the wake of Dr. Amie Harwick's murder by her alleged stalker and ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse, there's a call for new legislation to protect victims from stalkers through two online petitions and the #Justice4Amie movement. Tricia Griffith speaks with Laura Richards, a former investigator from Scotland Yard, who is a world-renowned expert on stalking including stalking law legislation. For more about Laura Richards, go to: https://paladinservice.co.uk/about-us/ To sign the petitions to change the stalking laws, go to: https://www.change.org/p/adam-b-schiff-justice-4-amie-domestic-violence-laws-updated?source_location=petitions_browse https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/felony-stalking-laws?fbclid=IwAR3Tom1RTOdkposWWUQqdQxdWKgGHQy2oK81XuvDiFALOiDfdPwTnkkXpYk
34:54
March 4, 2020
THE KILLER ACROSS THE TABLE – Mark Olshaker Interview
Mindhunters, Inc., was created by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker in 1995, after John retired from the FBI. The two met five years earlier when Mark, a prominent author and filmmaker, was writing and producing a documentary on John’s Investigative Support Unit and criminal profiling at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  By then, John was already a living legend in law enforcement. As John contemplated retirement, he wanted to stay active in criminal justice, preserve the experience and knowledge he had pioneered for the Bureau, and tell his own story. He asked Mark to work with him, and in 1995 they published their first international bestseller, MINDHUNTER, which recounted the early days of the profiling program and Investigative Support Unit, and a number of John’s most important cases. Since then, John and Mark have developed a Holmes and Watson working relationship as detective and reporter, analyst and interpreter, combining their skills and experience to form a dynamic team. Tricia Griffith speaks wit Mark Olshaker about their latest book THE KILLER ACROSS THE TABLE.
58:01
February 27, 2020
SURVIVING R. KELLY PART II: THE RECKONING - Sudi Khospropur Interview
After decades of allegations against R. Kelly, prompted by outrage after the explosive documentary series SURVIVING R. KELLY, aired on Lifetime, the authorities renewed their interest in him. Now, at 52-years-old, R. Kelly is in custody facing a stack of federal and state charges including sexual assault, obstruction of justice, and child pornography. In January Lifetime aired a follow-up series, SURVIVING R. KELLY PART II: THE RECKONING, a five-part documentary, that looked at the toll taken on the women who came forward, and provided some new details about R. Kelly’s life and his treatment of women. Tricia Griffith speaks with Sudi Khospropur who served as the showrunner and Co-Executive Producer on SURVIVING R. KELLY PART II: THE RECKONING.
33:03
February 12, 2020
BEAR BROOK MURDERS – Interview with Rebekah Heath
The Bear Brook murders refer to four female victims. In 1985,  two bodies were discovered in a steel drum inside Bear Brook State Park and two more bodies were found in 2000 also inside a steel drum. The bodies went unidentified for years, until an amateur sleuth looked into the case and cracked a real-life murder mystery. Rebekah Heath is a librarian from Simsbury, Connecticut and an amateur sleuth.
44:52
February 2, 2020
CASE UPDATES - Leigh Egan of Crime Online Interview
On this edition of Websleuths Radio Podcast, we welcome our favorite true crime reporter Leigh Egan from Crimeonline.com who gives us the latest  updates on several high profile cases, including the murder of Paighton Houston. Police had a suspect in custody, a 50-year-old convicted Alabama sex offender named Fredrick Hampton, but they let him go due to a lack of evidence. Now they want to charge him with “abuse of a corpse,” but they can’t find him. Leigh gives us the latest. Anthony Todt confessed to killing his family along with their dog, but why and what was his “noticeable smell” all about? Finally, Leigh updates us on the tragic case of Heidi Broussard. Heidi was murdered allegedly by a childhood friend for her baby. Are we any closer to finding out the truth about what happened to Magen Fieramusca?
23:04
January 20, 2020
THE MURDER OF TERESA SIEVERS – Carrie Kain Interview, Part One
Mark Sievers was sentenced to death recently for hiring his best friend to kill his wife Dr. Teresa Sievers. In part one and part two we interview Mark Sievers's friend, Carrie Kain. When Carrie was a teenager she dated Mark's best friend Wayne Wright who is believed to have killed Teresa with a hammer. For seven months, Carrie reported her hundreds of conversations with Mark to the police and wore a wire when she met with him in person. Carrie has been through a harrowing experience and could not say a word until now. Listen as Carrie comes forward to discuss the case and she does not hold back!!!
50:25
January 5, 2020
THE MURDER OF TERESA SIEVERS – Carrie Kain Interview, Part Two
Mark Sievers was sentenced to death recently for hiring his best friend to kill his wife Dr. Teresa Sievers. In part one and part two we interview Mark Sievers's friend, Carrie Kain. When Carrie was a teenager she dated Mark's best friend Wayne Wright who is believed to have killed Teresa with a hammer. For seven months, Carrie reported her hundreds of conversations with Mark to the police and wore a wire when she met with him in person. Carrie has been through a harrowing experience and could not say a word until now. Listen as Carrie comes forward to discuss the case and she does not hold back!!!
49:03
January 5, 2020
THE MURDER OF HEIDI BROUSSARD - Leigh Egan & Sheryl McCollum Interview
Tricia Griffith, owner of Websleuths.com, discusses new developments in the murder case of 33-year-old Heidi Broussard and the abduction of her weeks old baby, Margo,  with Leigh Egan, a journalist and editor of Nancy Grace's CRIME ONLINE, and Sheryl McCollum, a crime analyst, founder and director of the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute based in Atlanta, Georgia. 
34:08
December 23, 2019
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF REBECCA ZAHAU - Doug Loehner Interview
One of the most talked about cases on Websleuths.com is the mysterious and suspicious death of Rebecca Zahau. Tricia Griffith speaks with Rebecca’s brother-in-law Doug Loehner about new developments with the case. Detective Trapp podcast Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/webDT URL Link: Wondery.fm/webDT
58:40
December 17, 2019
DOES CHICAGO HAVE A SERIAL KILLER AT LARGE? - Thomas Hargrove Interview
Tricia Griffith speaks with Websleuths member Thomas Hargrove of the Murder Accountability Project about a series of 51 unsolved murders of women in Chicago.  The Murder Accountability Project, a nonprofit group, used Thomas Hargrove's algorithm to map 51 unsolved strangulation cases that took place on the west and south sides of Chicago between 2001 and 2018. The 51 murders have striking similarities: all the victims were women, most of the victims were discovered outside in a public place, 76 percent were African American, and 75 percent of the crimes had a “clear sexual component." Can an algorithm catch a serial killer? Detective Trapp podcast Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/webDT URL Link: Wondery.fm/webDT
43:22
December 3, 2019
INTRODUCING DETECTIVE TRAPP - Wondery Presents Detective Trapp
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at wondery.fm/DTwebsleuths
08:53
November 20, 2019
STOLEN BY A SERIAL KILLER – Heather Tiffany Robinson Interview
Tricia interviews Heather Tiffany Robinson, who as a baby was abducted, then adopted out by serial killer John Robinson—a man later convicted of killing her mother and several other women. Detective Trapp podcast Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/webDT URL Link: Wondery.fm/webDT
45:57
November 19, 2019
GORY DETAILS - Crime Scene Cleaner Interview
Tricia Griffith interviews Ben Mihm, a a retired homicide detective turned crime scene cleaner, to learn more about what it's like cleaning up crime scenes, finding evidence that's left behind and uncovering other strange things.
44:21
November 5, 2019
MURDER IN THE BAYOU - Ethan Brown Interview
In the Jeff Davis 8 case—eight unsolved murders of women near Jennings, Louisiana—law enforcement has for many years claimed that the deaths were the work of a serial killer. But were they? The episode takes a deep dive into the Jeff Davis 8 case—and reveal how Ethan Brown, author and executive producer of the documentary series Murder In the Bayou on Showtime, decided to investigate these unsolved homicides. Brown will also share why he believes the deaths were not the work of a serial killer—but were perpetrated by individuals known to the victims.
40:45
October 29, 2019
WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST - Trailer
As owner of Websleuths.com, the biggest true crime forum for citizen sleuths, Tricia Griffith's podcast series features the latest breaking cases, biggest stories, powerful interviews, and exclusive guests. 
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October 19, 2019