True Crime Uncensored with Burl Barer & Mark Boyer
By Burl Barer
"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 with Burl Barer & Mark BoyerJul 16, 2020
DON'T GET SCAMMED! Scams you must avoid.
We will save you tons of money and perhaps your sanity in this episode! We will tell you about the most scams that people fall for every single day -- that's why they are so common!
Rescue me scams....and more
WRITING TRUE CRIME STEP BY STEP -- DAN LAWTON
He had never written a book before, tbut he decided to write a true crime book about a case he found compelling. Here is how he did it, step by step. He had more resources than sea]soned author Burl Barer, but the process is the same. Here is a master class in writing true crime!
Ron's TV series is on the air!! CRAZY CHARLIE is WHITE PARADISE ON VIX IN SPANISH WITH SUBTITLES
Now a summer 2023 ViX Original series based on this book byRon Chepesiuk.Carlos Lehder is one of the most important and fascinating individuals in the history of drug trafficking and the U.S. War on Drugs. Lehder was the drug kingpin who developed the transportation system that helped flood the flood the U.S. with drugs from Latin America. This is the first biography of Lehder.
Born in 1949, Carlo Lehder rose from a struggling, small time pot dealer to become a major godfather in the Medellin cartel, the crime syndicate largely responsible for initiating the cocaine epidemic plaguing American society since the late 1970s. Federal U.S. prosecutor Robert Merkle, who successfully prosecuted Lehder in 1988, said that the drug lord "was to cocaine transportation what Henry Ford was to automobiles" because he was the mastermind behind the transportation network that revolutionized the international drug trade. Lehder's genius was to devise a sophisticated transportation system that allowed the Medellin cartel to transport huge quantities of cocaine from Colombia, the source country, to the U.S., the world's major illegal drug market.
By 1987, the DEA and the Colombian government had put Lehder's net wealth at more than $3 billion. A great admirer of both Nazi icon Adolph Hitler and Marxist Che Guevara, Lehder hated the U.S. and viewed cocaine as a kind of atomic bomb that could destroy Uncle Sam from within. Lehder got the nickname, "Crazy Charlie," because of his bizarre and often unpredictable behavior.
ABOVE THE GROUND -- Dan Lawton is our guest
A SPECTACULAR SHOW! The story is compelling, the guest is brilliant and fascinating, we cover so many aspects of not only his excellent book, but also the challenges and obstacles faced in researching this controversial story of an innocent man framed by not just by some local cops, but by an entire government -- obviously that government was not eager to cooperate with the author who simply wanted to tell the true story honestly and factually.
DRUGS CRIME AND "DOPE MEN" SETH FERRANTI IS OUR GUEST
THERE WAS NO LINK BETWEEN CERTAIN DRUGS AND CRIME IN THE USA UNTIL DOCTORS STOPPED PROVIDING THEM.TO THEIR PATIENTS... FORMERLY INEXPENSIVE PRODUCTS, EASY TO GET, WERE NOW VERY EXPENSIVE AND, WHILE EASY TO GET, WERE ALSO ILLEGAL AND OF UNREGULATED QUALITY. From ex convict turned filmmaker Seth Ferranti comes a true crime VIDEO series spanning the untold history of illicit drugs in America. the Beginning with the first prohibition era drug cartel formed in the 1920's through the origins of the war on drugs.
DENNIS MCDOUGAL -- VERY FAMOUS AUTHOR RETURNS
A producer for CNN during the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, McDougal has won more than fifty honors, including a George Foster Peabody Award.
In addition to his famed best-selling true crime classics, he is the award-winning biographer of Jack Nicholson, Bob Dylan, Universal Studios chieftain Lew Wasserman and the Los Angeles Times’ Otis Chandler. He has lectured in journalism and creative writing at UCLA, Stanford, Cal State Fullerton, and Cal State Long Beach, but his biggest thrill is laughing and trading one liners with Burl Barer and Mark Boyer on True Crime Uncensored!
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CREATED AN AUDIO BOOK COMPANION TO MURDER IN THE FAMILY
SOME IDIOT ASKED AI TO CREATE A COMPANION STUDY GUIDE AUDIOBOOK TO BURL' S BEST SELLER, "MURDER IN THE FAMILY"--The result is incomprehensible stupidity and Burl is NOT happy about it,
TRAUMA , CRIME, AND ADDICTION: KELLEY MOSKOWITZ
Kidnapped and raped at age eleven, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood at 15, Kelley knows trauma, recovery, relapse, and just when everything seemed almost normal -- more trauma and being a central figure in a forthcoming true crime book! Kelley joins Burl and Mark live in the studio for a fascinating hour of relived trauma, getting kicked when you're down, and relying on Kickstarter to get back up!
BAD HENRY -- THE TACO BELL STRANGLER Ron Chepesiuk is our guest
A true treat for true crime fans as Burl Barer and Ron Chepesiuk talk the nuts and bolts of investigating and writing true crime.
Henry Louis Wallace terrorized Charlotte, North Carolina, from May 1992 to March 1994.
Wallace preyed on lower economic class Black women between 17 and 35 years old. He knew most of his victims, some through his job at Taco Bell, and gained their trust with his friendly demeanor and gentle nature—concealing a monster fueled by drug abuse and rage against women.
A rarity in that he was an African American serial killer, his murderous rampage spurred controversy throughout the city. Community members accused local police of ignoring the murders because of the victims' race. Wallace attended the funerals of many of his victims and offered condolences to families. The ensuing investigation became the largest in North Carolina’s history.
Wallace was eventually found guilty and convicted of nine counts of murder, but he admitted to more killings while incarcerated; he is potentially responsible for anywhere from 20 to 90 deaths of Black women. Wallace continues to appeal and awaits his execution at Central Prison in Raleigh.
BAD HENRY: The Murderous Rampage of ‘The Taco Bell Strangler’ by Ron Chepesiuk offers valuable insight into the psychology of serial killers and sheds light on issues surrounding race and policing.
RESEARCHING THE GREAT HEIST JEFF MCARTHUR
Research is a major component of writing any true crime book.
Author Jeff McArthur takes us through the amazing and even nail biting suspense story of eresearching his famous true crime book THE GREAT HEIST -- absolutely fascinating for any fan of true crime.
THE HEART OF VIOLENCE STEPHEN SINGULAR
Journalist Stephen Singular, a New York Times bestselling author, has written books about some of the most high-profile crimes in recent American history: the O.J. Simpson case, the JonBenet Ramsey case, and the saga of the BTK serial killer. Until now, he's probed human violence from the outside, documenting other people's stories. In The Heart of Violence, he turns the lens inward, combining true crime with a personal spiritual journey that examines the roots of violence from a radically different perspective. He explores the long-term effects of the war that shaped his father's life (and helped shape his own), while venturing far beyond the boundaries of conventional journalism. Neither he nor the reader could have imagined where this quest would lead him.
SECRETS OF A HOLLYWOOD PRIVATE EYE -- FRED WOLFSON, FAMOUS PRIVATE EYE, IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
Secrets of a Hollywood Private Eye is a white-hot, page turner expose of cheating spouses, greedy conmen, easily duped superstars, jealous directors, kidnapped children, and every type of civil and criminal caper imaginable in a town known for tinsel and glitter.
This compelling compendium of stranger than fiction cases from the files of Fred Wolfson, PI, take him not only to the exclusive Bel Air and Beverly Hills haunts of the rich and famous, but also to the hooker strewn street corners of seedy Hollywood Blvd, criminal hideouts in South America, and terrorist investigations in Saudi Arabia.
Whether Wolfson is tracking down missing money for Caesars Palace, outfoxing an international swindler, or breaking up a black market of stolen children, all the action is one-hundred percent true. The real bonus is that Wolfson doesn’t simply recount his adventures, but he shares the methods, both legal and otherwise, that made him the most in-demand and respected private detective of our time.
The famous names drop like quarters in a Vegas slot machine – The Rolling Stones, Roseanne Barr, Groucho Marx , Zsa Zsa Gabor, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, and the list goes on.
Wolfson’s fascinating reminiscences detail exactly how to tell when someone is lying, cheating or stealing from you. You’ll learn the tragic consequence of failing to conduct a simple background check, how to find out the truth about anyone, and most intriguing of all, how Fred Wolfson “hired himself” to get back millions of dollars that was stolen from him by someone he loved and trusted; someone who thought they had the perfect plan, but they didn’t plan on Fred Wolfson living long enough to bring them to justice.
About the author
Fred Wolfson, PI, is America’s most famous private detective and executive producer of the successful USA Network reality TV series, CASE CLOSED. He has also acted as consultant to L.A. Law, Murder She Wrote, Picket Fences and numerous others hit crime dramas.
NATURAL BORN KILLERS, BADLANDS, ETC VS. THE TRUTH ABOUT CARIL ANN FUGATE...JEFF MCARTHUR IS OUR GUEST. THE BOOK: PRO BONO,
In 1958, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather went on a murder spree that paralyzed Nebraska, shocked the nation, and left 11 people dead. With him when he was captured was his 14-year-old ex-girlfriend Caril Fugate. The question soon arose, was Caril a kidnapped victim, or a heartless accomplice?
Appointed to her case, attorney John McArthur initially accepted the assignment out of a sense of constitutional duty. But as he delved deeper, he found that the truth was far more complicated than anyone was letting on. Up against incredible odds, and with a strong conviction of her innocence, McArthur remained with Caril and fought for her freedom for 18 years. For this service, he took no pay, accepting the case pro bono.
This book follows the long struggle of McArthur, his partner Merril Reller, and John's son James as they took on the Nebraska legal system and a public that had already determined Caril's guilt before ever hearing a word of testimony. The story continues through all it influenced, such as Stephen King, who became a horror writer because of it, Bruce Springsteen, who wrote a whole album about it, Terrence Malick, Oliver Stone, Martin Sheen, and Peter Jackson, who wrote his first major movie based on the Starkweather-Fugate incident.
Pro Bono explores aspects of this incredible story that have never been revealed before, and sheds new light on these terrifying and complex events.
STEALING MANHATTAN -- MARK INTERVIEWS BURL AND PUNCH ABOUT THE NEW BOOK PART ONE
STEALING MANHATTAN...The long awaited much anticipated and often dreaded first entry in the trilogy now exists....listen and be amazed.
RACHEL REAR - CATCH THE SPARROW....OBSESSED WITH HER STEPSISTER'S MURDER.
The gripping story of a young woman’s murder, unsolved for more than two decades, brilliantly investigated and reconstructed by her stepsister.
Growing up, Rachel Rear knew the story of Stephanie Kupchynsky’s disappearance. The beautiful violinist and teacher had fled an abusive relationship on Martha’s Vineyard and made a new start for herself near Rochester, NY. She was at the height of her life - in a relationship with a man she hoped to marry and close to her students and her family. And then, one morning, she was gone.
Around Rochester - a region that has spawned such serial killers as Arthur Shawcross and the 'Double Initial' killer - Stephanie’s disappearance was just a familiar sort of news item. But Rachel had more reason than most to be haunted by this particular story of a missing woman: Rachel’s mother had married Stephanie’s father after the crime, and Rachel grew up in the shadow of her stepsister’s legacy.
In Catch the Sparrow, Rachel Rear writes a compulsively listenable and unerringly poignant reconstruction of the case's dark and serpentine path across more than two decades. Obsessively cataloguing the crime and its costs, drawing intimately closer to the details than any journalist could, she reveals how a dysfunctional justice system laid the groundwork for Stephanie's murder and stymied the investigation for more than 20 years, and what those hard years meant for the lives of Stephanie’s family and loved ones. Startling, thrilling and deeply moving, Catch the Sparrow is a retelling of a crime like no other.
REGRILLING DAHMER! ROBIN MAHARAJ AND HER GREAT LAUGH RETURN FOR A SURPISINGLY AMUSING HOUR
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 and meticulously listened to unspeakable horrors so that a monster would be taken off the streets forever.
THE DELPHI MURDERS -- NIC EDWARDSOF TRUE CRIME GARAGE IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
On February 13, 2017, two Indiana teenagers, Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, went for a walk in the woods near the abandoned Monon High Bridge.
They never returned home.
Their bodies were discovered on Valentine's Day morning, sparking a torrent of news coverage and social media speculation that engrossed the attention of people around the world.
A grainy photo of the suspected killer walking across the bridge and a chilling cellphone recording of his voice saying "down the hill" captured the public's attention. Numerous possible suspects were brought to the attention of the authorities but dismissed, leaving everyone wondering who could have committed such a heinous crime.
THE DELPHI MURDERS : Author Nic Edwards, host of the wildly popular True Crime Garage podcast, was fascinated by the case and for years conducted his own extensive research and commentary. As such he was able to dissect the investigation that included an extensive list of possible suspects, such as a hatchet-wielding lunatic, a kidnapper with unusual tattoos, a murderous pastor, a rapist, and a father and son catfishing team.
Then in late October 2022, local pharmacy technician Richard Allen was charged with the murders. His arrest raised multiple questions about how he was able to evade law enforcement for so long and what motivated him to commit such a horrific crime.
In The Delphi Murders: The Quest To Find ‘The Man on the Bridge’, Edwards and his best-selling coauthor Brian Whitney (You Have a Very Soft Voice, Susan) provide a detailed account of the investigation from the day the girls’ bodies were found to the events leading up to Allen's arrest, and unique insight into the minds of the killer and those who worked tirelessly to bring him to justice.
- The Decision to Kill: A True Crime Story of a Teenage Killer and the Mother Who Loved Him--Leslie Ghiglieri
In the early morning of October 18, 1986, Cherie Wier’s life collapses when her teenage son takes the life of her beloved husband. For years, Cherie grapples with events preceding and following the crime, struggling to overcome the consuming grief she suffers from her loss and the difficulty she faces as she attempts to forgive her son. The courtroom accounts of gruesome details and the shocking testimonies from experts, only add to Cherie’s yearning to make sense of the crime. She is tormented, wanting to know how and WHY this tragedy happened and if there was anything she could have done to prevent it . . .
REGENCY HOTEL HEIST VS PIERRE HOTEL HEIST PLUS BONUS EPISODE, THE HARRY WINSTON HEIST PUNCH STANIMIROVIC
Gem heist mastermind Punch details the truth about three famous heists -- The Pierre Hotel Heist was NOT the biggest. The Regency heist was much bigger and nobody was killed, cheated or deceived.
Plus bonus episode The Harry Winston Heist.
March 28, 2023
RON FRANSCELL DOUBLE PLAY -- DEAF ROW IS HIS NEW RAVE REVIEWED FICTION NOVEL, PLUS HIS SHOW FROM NOV. 2022
"Ron Franscell's 'Deaf Row' tells a darkly engrossing story with masterful, easy-flowing prose and a clever infusion of humor. The tension builds incrementally to a chilling five-star climax in which Franscell puts his well-honed skill as a true crime author to good use. It gave me goosebumps big time." —ANNE HILLERMAN, bestselling author of the Leaphorn, Chee, Manuelito mysteries
"A line-up that begs to be part of a movie. Author Ron Franscell, who writes both fiction and nonfiction, creates an endearing group of old men in a gripping story of a psychotic killer." — DENVER POST
"I'm a big fan of Ron Franscell's works and I consider them 'can't-miss' crime books." —CJ BOX, #1 New York Times bestselling author of LONG RANGE and THE HIGHWAY
"As you read along, be sure to dog-ear the pages bursting with Franscell's gritty descriptions - a sentence, a paragraph or a page - of the silver-haired people and the gray places of rural Colorado in this raw, wintry crime novel." —ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
"A first-class mystery!" —JORDAN RICH, host at WBZ-AM/Boston
"DEAF ROW is a self-aware, clever police procedural with a riveting climax, but what truly sets this mystery apart is its wonderfully realized characters. Franscell explores struggles with aging, death and friendship with poignant prose, humor and affection and has given us yet another gem of a book that's impossible to put down. I fell in love with these guys in DEAF ROW!" —CHRISTINE CARBO, bestselling author of A SHARP SOLITUDE
"Ron Franscell is well-known and justly revered for his brilliant, often elegant and always suspenseful non-fiction, but with DEAF ROW he breaks new ground and creates an immediately unforgettable new fictional character — Mountain Bell — who takes his place right near the top in the pantheon of thriller heroes. If you haven't yet read Franscell, this is a fantastic place to start, in a novel of shattering power and a mystery that will take your breath away. Highly recommended!" —JOHN LESCROART, author of 19 NYTimes bestsellers, including THE 13th JUROR and THE MISSING PIECE
"...an undisputed gift for storytelling." —GREGG OLSEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of IF YOU TELL
"A solid mystery that will keep readers rooting for [Woodrow] Bell and his band of retirees. For fans of Craig Johnson, CJ Box and Meg Gardiner." —LIBRARY JOURNAL
"A fantastic whodunit, but that's only part of what makes it so good ... it's also a story about aging, redemption, friendship, and connection. Finishing DEAF ROW was bittersweet; satisfying, yet like saying goodbye to a group of folks I'd come to care about like family." —OIL CITY NEWS, Casper WY
"By the second paragraph of Deaf Row, I was invested. ... I can't say enough about Deaf Row, except that I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Ron Franscell is one of our finest modern literary masters and this book proves it." —Robert Waters' KIDNAPPING, MURDER & MAYHEM BLOG
"A stroke of genius ... I fell in love with these characters." —TIM DENNIS, host at Darkness Radio
"Horrifying and hysterical! Smart writing and colorful characters from one of crime's best storytellers." —MYSTERYVOX
From the Author
"In the end, DEAF ROW is a classical mystery but it also dives into the lives of old people whose best days are behind them, whom we see every day but no longer actually notice. It's been either the blessing or the curse of my book-writing career: I just don't want to do it like everybody else is doing it. I blended journalism and novel technique in my true crime, and in DEAF ROW, I wanted to blend commercial crime fiction with a kind of literary exploration of men who have outlived their best days and who are now growing invisible to the rest of the world. So, yeah, DEAF ROW is an up-market fiction that should appeal to both suspense fans and to fans of more literary storytelling."
JonBenet Ramsey-- the case remains unsolved, but famed homicide detective Lou Smit didn't give up. John Anderson has the update
On Christmas Night 1996, six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. A ransom note was found in the home, but it was hours before her father, John, found her body in the basement. She had been strangled with a garrote and her skull was fractured.
The media sensationalized the tragic death of the “child beauty queen” and public speculation and rumors ran rampant. What followed was one of the most notorious unsolved murder investigations in American history.
Boulder police fixated on JonBenet’s parents as suspects. Needing investigative help, the Boulder DA brought in legendary homicide detective Lou Smit. However, he was soon disenchanted with law enforcement’s obsession with the Ramsey family as the primary suspects, excluding other possibilities.
Smit resigned but continued to work on his own time, and at his own expense, determined to find justice for JonBenet. He determined the Ramsey family was not involved in her death but died in 2010 before he could identify the killer.
Thousands of people attended his funeral service, including John Ramsey, and the detective’s lifelong friend and colleague, John Anderson. Along with a handful of retired detectives, Anderson and Smit’s family continue to pursue justice based on Smit’s work.
Now, for the first time in LOU AND JONBENET, Anderson tells the story of Smit’s investigation and why the Smit family team now believes that the killer can be identified.
TOXIC RAGE: A MURDER IN TUCSON JOURNALIST A.J. FLICK IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
Three years after Stidham moved to Tucson, his life ended in an empty, darkened parking lot. But who would murder such a nice man in such a violent manner?
HE SHOOTS A MAN IN SELF DEFENSE AND IS CHARGED WITH MURDER! Wade Williamson is our special guest.
Wade "Chip" Williamson did think there was any danger is having his wife's former boyfriend over to the house. WRONG. The ex boyfriend
roughs up the wife and threatens to kill the husband. When the boy friend tries to kill the husband, Chip shoots him in self defense.
He is surprised when he is charged with first degree murder.
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?
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!
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.
HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits A Small New England Town! plus Bonus Featurette "Unusual Punishment" Washington State Penitentiary
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.
ANNE K.HOWARD : HOW TO GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE ALIVE!!
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
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.
RON FRANSCELL : A True Crime Career isn’t all fame, glory, and groupies!
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.
VIZCAYA MUSEUM HEIST -- THE TRUTH !! BURL BARER EXPLAINS.
This famous heist wasn't a heist. For the first time the truth is revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SEXUAL BLACKMAIL -NICK BRYANT IS OUR SPECIAL GUEST
NICK HAS WRITTEN TWO BOOKS ON SEXUAL BLACKMAIL IN AMERICAN POLITICS
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.
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?
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?.
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."
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.
ARRESTED FOR CRIMES THAT NEVER HAPPENED!! IMPOSSIBLE? NO! LISTEN TO THIS!
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!
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.
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.
ANDREA YATES REVISITED SUZY SPENCER
<li>One day, Andrea Yates was a loving mother. The next, the nation was shocked by the death of her five innocent children...<br />
The 911 call that shocked the country. "I just killed my children." Why were they killed?<br />
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...<br />
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...<br />
<em>Breaking Point</em> 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.</li>
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.