52 episodes

A narrative podcast bringing awareness to missing persons cases and exploring the unexplained. 
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The Missing and Unexplained Podcast Tyler Hooper

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

A narrative podcast bringing awareness to missing persons cases and exploring the unexplained. 
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    MISSING: Katherine Berry (Muskogee, Oklahoma)

    MISSING: Katherine Berry (Muskogee, Oklahoma)

    This week, I have a baffling case for you.
    The last time Natalie saw her sister, Katherine Berry, was when she was only a few months old. When Natalie became a teenager, she was told that Katherine was missing, and her heart was shattered.
     Natalie has dedicated many years to searching, praying, and thinking about Katherine. In December 2022, she discovered that a missing person's report was not on file for her. Undeterred, she gathered as much basic information as possible, drove to the Muskogee police station, and filed the missing person's report for her (Case#: 2023-10570, Namus: MP103987).
    Pinning down the exact date and circumstances surrounding Katherine's disappearance is tricky. Natalie thinks her sister Katherine went missing sometime around February of 1987 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Katherine would have been a senior in high school and had just turned 18 years old.
    Natalie has spent the last year gathering more information about Katherine, sifting through rumours and facts, and speaking to whoever would speak to her. Natalie and her mother also contributed their DNA to a database to compare the DNA of unidentified remains across the country, but there has yet to be a match.
     If you have any information that might be helpful, contact Natalie through the "Where is Katherine Berry Facebook Page" or call the Muskogee Police Department at 918-683-8000.
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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper

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    • 23 min
    MISSING: Ian Indridson (Victoria, B.C.)

    MISSING: Ian Indridson (Victoria, B.C.)

    Today's show focuses on the missing person, Ian Indridson. Ian is a 56-year-old Caucasian man who is five feet, eleven inches tall and has a slim build. He has salt-and-pepper hair, short at the time of his disappearance. On January 10, 2022, Ian disappeared in the Fairfield area of Victoria. At that time, he wore a dark-coloured Eddie Bauer sweater, sweatpants and rubber boots. I worked briefly with Ian, and in our few conversations, he always struck me as kind, smart and funny. I spoke to his wife, Gloria, about his uncharacteristic disappearance.
    If you have any information about where Ian may be and have yet to speak with officers, please call the Victoria Police at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. Alternatively, you can report anonymously by calling Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submitting a tip online on their website. I also encourage you to visit the "Find Ian Indridson" Facebook page and the GoFundMe link in the show notes. Gloria is using the GoFundMe to retain the services of a private investigator who is helping in the search for Ian. Please consider donating if you have the resources to do so. 
    It is important to remember that if you see Ian, you call the Victoria Police and report the sighting. Let's all be vigilant and do our best to find Ian and bring him back safely.
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    DISCLAIMER:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper

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    • 21 min
    INTERVIEW: Amanda Knox and the Ethics of True Crime

    INTERVIEW: Amanda Knox and the Ethics of True Crime

    Today, I have a very special guest: Amanda Knox.
    For those of you who don't know Amanda, she is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the best-selling memoir, "Waiting to Be Heard." 
    Between 2007 and 2015, Amanda spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn't commit. The controversy over Amanda's case made international headlines and unwillingly thrust her into the public spotlight, where she was vilified and shamed.
    Amanda now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth-seeking, and public shaming. Her essays and journalism have been published in major publications like USA Today, the L.A. Times, The Atlantic, The Independent, The Free Press, the Seattle Times, and Seattle Magazine.
    Amanda is also the co-host of the podcast "Labyrinths." In Labyrinths, Amanda and her co-host Christopher Robinson delve into stories of getting lost and found again through compassionate interviews, philosophical rants, and playful debate with fascinating people.
    I invited Amanda on my show to talk about a five-part series she did in her Labyrinths podcast, "Blood Money," which looks at the history and evolution of true crime content and the many ethical dilemmas that appear when creating and consuming true crime.
    "Blood Money" is a must-listen for any creator or consumer of accurate crime content. I was so grateful that Amanda agreed to come on the podcast to talk about how the series came about, her struggles with her own story being exploited by content creators, and how we can all strive to be more ethical when creating and consuming accurate crime content.
    Enjoy my interview with Amanda!
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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper
    Mastering/Sound Engineering: Manfred Lotz

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    • 59 min
    UNEXPLAINED: Patty Hearst and the SLA (Dr. Rachael Hanel)

    UNEXPLAINED: Patty Hearst and the SLA (Dr. Rachael Hanel)

    I have a very intriguing episode for you this week; I interviewed Dr. Rachael Hanel about Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).
    Rachael is a former newspaper reporter and copy editor and teaches Creative Writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children. Her first adult book is "We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter." She's also the author of "Not the Camilla We Knew," a book about Camilla Hall, a pastor's daughter from small-town Minnesota who eventually joined the ranks of the notorious Symbionese Liberation Army before dying in a shootout with Los Angeles Police in May 1974.
    The SLA, an American militant far-left organization active in California between 1973 and 1975, kidnapped Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, from her Berkley dorm in February of 1974. A bizarre story followed, including extortion and Hearst joining the SLA as one of its members. The saga climaxes with a bank robbery gone awry.
    I had heard of the SLA and Patty Hearst in passing before talking to Rachael, but I had no idea just how incredible and strange this story is. Rachael was kind enough to walk me through what happened in 1974 and how much of what happened is still relevant fifty years later.
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    DISCLAIMER:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper.

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    • 32 min
    MISSING: Dean Kelly Morrison (Merritt/Kamloops, B.C.)

    MISSING: Dean Kelly Morrison (Merritt/Kamloops, B.C.)

    On October 22, 2013, Dean Kelly Morrison disappeared after leaving his job as a painter at the 2600-hectare Stump Lake Ranch between Merritt and Kamloops. He is a 44-year-old father of three who had been living in a trailer on the ranch's property. Despite extensive search efforts, Morrison's disappearance remains a mystery to his family.
    It's alleged that on the day he was let go, he had an altercation with the ranch's foreman. It's also alleged that on the day Dean went missing, the Stump Lake Ranch foreman contacted members of Dean's family, asking them to get rid of his truck and trailer; the foreman eventually called a tow truck to have Dean's truck and trailer taken away. His sister reported him missing on October 28.
    Despite air and several ground searches and hiring a private investigator, no concrete evidence has been found to explain why Morrison disappeared. His sister had given him a bottle of Ativan pills to help him cope with personal stress, including his marriage breaking up, but the family does not believe that he would have willingly vanished; he told his mother before he disappeared that he would never leave his children.
    Dean's mother, Elizabeth, told me that when the family first reported Dean missing, both the ranch foreman and later the police informed her that Dean had committed suicide despite having no physical evidence to prove this. The case remains open.
    Please visit the Facebook page "Missing: Dean Kelly Morrison" for more information about Dean's case.
    Any information regarding Morrison's disappearance should be reported to Kamloops RCMP at 250-314-1800.
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    DISCLAIMER:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper .

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    • 26 min
    INTERVIEW: Tim Marczenko (Gone Cold)

    INTERVIEW: Tim Marczenko (Gone Cold)

    Today, on the show, I have Canadian author Tim Marczenko. Tim has written two books, "Disembodied Voices: True Accounts of Hidden Beings" and "Gone Cold: Death and Disappearances in the Northwoods." I wanted Tim on the show to talk about his latter book, "Gone Cold," which looks at cold, missing person cases in my home province, Ontario. Tim's book is incredibly gripping and exhaustively researched. 
    I was delighted he wanted to come on the show to discuss his book, the writing process, and some of the cases he's spent so much time researching.
    You can find both Tim's books on Amazon in print and audio format; you can also find Tim on Facebook and Instagram.
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    DISCLAIMER:
    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the creator and do not necessarily reflect those of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis do not reflect the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.
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    FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPod
    INSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpod
    TWITTER: @missingXpod
    EMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.com
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    Credits: 
    Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music 
    Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper .

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    • 46 min

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79 Ratings

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