225 episodes

An in depth tutorial and discussion around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, (JFK) the country's 35th president who was brutally murdered in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963. The series comprehensively explores the major facts, themes, and events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We review key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching. Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and change the world forever.

JFK The Enduring Secret Jeff Crudele

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 446 Ratings

An in depth tutorial and discussion around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, (JFK) the country's 35th president who was brutally murdered in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963. The series comprehensively explores the major facts, themes, and events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We review key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching. Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and change the world forever.

    Episode 221 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 5 (Final Episode of the Wander)

    Episode 221 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 5 (Final Episode of the Wander)

    Episode 221 is the fifth and final  episode of a mutli-part wander that  is the story of James Meredith and the Oxford Riots. Meredith was the first black man admitted to the University of Mississippi. Most  who are familiar with the history, recall  the tense moment of his admission, but few understand the extent of the violence which encompassed the event.  By the end of September 1962, Meredith's attempt at  registration had become  an ongoing affair. After his initial rejection , he filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming racial discrimination   and the suit prevailed  and it set the stage for a massive showdown as the beginning of the fall school semester came upon the university. The story had beginnings reminiscent of the Little Rock 7 entering Little Rock High School  and the intervention by the armed forces in that integration case. Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett would adopt the Doctrine of Interposition and assert that the state of Mississippi had the right to defy a federal court order and declare a federal law null and void.  He would  instruct all state employees and officers including law enforcement to resist the admittance of James Meredith to Ole Miss.  The situation would escalate and become the largest invocation of the Insurrection Act of 1806, Over 31,000 national guardsman,  federal marshals, other law enforcement officers and members of the military  would be activated for the event. The degree of domestic disturbance and  the related violence and extensive  involvement of the military would be taken to a new level.  A level not seen in prior civil rights disturbances,  and a level that would set the stage for intense retribution from the  radical right. This wander into the depth of violence and hate is done to demonstrate that which was present in the form of danger to all who opposed the civil rights movement and especially leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and 
    members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King.
     
    Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. This  real-life story is more fascinating than fiction.  No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

    • 43 min
    Episode 220 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 4

    Episode 220 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 4

    Episode 220 is the fourth episode of a mutli-part wander that  is the story of James Meredith and the Oxford Riots. Meredith was the first black man admitted to the University of Mississippi. Most  who are familiar with the history, recall  the tense moment of his admission, but few understand the extent of the violence which encompassed the event.  By the end of September 1962, Meredith's attempt at  registration had become  an ongoing affair. After his initial rejection , he filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming racial discrimination   and the suit prevailed  and it set the stage for a massive showdown as the beginning of the fall school semester came upon the university. The story had beginnings reminiscent of the Little Rock 7 entering Little Rock High School  and the intervention by the armed forces in that integration case. Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett would adopt the Doctrine of Interposition and assert that the state of Mississippi had the right to defy a federal court order and declare a federal law null and void.  He would  instruct all state employees and officers including law enforcement to resist the admittance of James Meredith to Ole Miss.  The situation would escalate and become the largest invocation of the Insurrection Act of 1806, Over 31,000 national guardsman,  federal marshals, other law enforcement officers and members of the military  would be activated for the event. The degree of domestic disturbance and  the related violence and extensive  involvement of the military would be taken to a new level.  A level not seen in prior civil rights disturbances,  and a level that would set the stage for intense retribution from the  radical right. This wander into the depth of violence and hate is done to demonstrate that which was present in the form of danger to all who opposed the civil rights movement and especially leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and 
    members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King.
     
    Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. This  real-life story is more fascinating than fiction.  No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

    • 47 min
    Episode 219 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 3

    Episode 219 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 3

    Episode 219 is the third episode of a mutli-part wander that  is the story of James Meredith and the Oxford Riots. Meredith was the first black man admitted to the University of Mississippi. Most  who are familiar with the history, recall  the tense moment of his admission, but few understand the extent of the violence which encompassed the event.  By the end of September 1962, Meredith's attempt at  registration had become  an ongoing affair. After his initial rejection , he filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming racial discrimination   and the suit prevailed  and it set the stage for a massive showdown as the beginning of the fall school semester came upon the university. The story had beginnings reminiscent of the Little Rock 7 entering Little Rock High School  and the intervention by the armed forces in that integration case. Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett would adopt the Doctrine of Interposition and assert that the state of Mississippi had the right to defy a federal court order and declare a federal law null and void.  He would  instruct all state employees and officers including law enforcement to resist the admittance of James Meredith to Ole Miss.  The situation would escalate and become the largest invocation of the Insurrection Act of 1806, Over 31,000 national guardsman,  federal marshals, other law enforcement officers and members of the military  would be activated for the event. The degree of domestic disturbance and  the related violence and extensive  involvement of the military would be taken to a new level.  A level not seen in prior civil rights disturbances,  and a level that would set the stage for intense retribution from the  radical right. This wander into the depth of violence and hate is done to demonstrate that which was present in the form of danger to all who opposed the civil rights movement and especially leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and 
    members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King.
     
    Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. This  real-life story is more fascinating than fiction.  No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

    • 32 min
    Episode 218 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 2

    Episode 218 James Meredith and the Oxford Riot Part 2

    Episode 218 is the second episode of a mutli-part wander that  is the story of James Meredith and the Oxford Riots. Meredith was the first black man admitted to the University of Mississippi. Most  who are familiar with the history, recall  the tense moment of his admission, but few understand the extent of the violence which encompassed the event.  By the end of September 1962, Meredith's attempt at  registration had become  an ongoing affair. After his initial rejection , he filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming racial discrimination   and the suit prevailed  and it set the stage for a massive showdown as the beginning of the fall school semester came upon the university. The story had beginnings reminiscent of the Little Rock 7 entering Little Rock High School  and the intervention by the armed forces in that integration case. Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett would adopt the Doctrine of Interposition and assert that the state of Mississippi had the right to defy a federal court order and declare a federal law null and void.  He would  instruct all state employees and officers including law enforcement to resist the admittance of James Meredith to Ole Miss.  The situation would escalate and become the largest invocation of the Insurrection Act of 1806, Over 31,000 national guardsman,  federal marshals, other law enforcement officers and members of the military  would be activated for the event. The degree of domestic disturbance and  the related violence and extensive  involvement of the military would be taken to a new level.  A level not seen in prior civil rights disturbances,  and a level that would set the stage for intense retribution from the  radical right. This wander into the depth of violence and hate is done to demonstrate that which was present in the form of danger to all who opposed the civil rights movement and especially leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and 
    members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King.
     
    Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. This  real-life story is more fascinating than fiction.  No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

    • 28 min
    Episode 217 James Meredith And The Oxford Riot Part 1

    Episode 217 James Meredith And The Oxford Riot Part 1

    Episode 217 is the story of James Meredith and the Oxford Riots. Meredith was the first black man admitted to the University of Mississippi. Most  who are familiar with the history, recall  the tense moment of his admission, but few understand the extent of the violence which encompassed the event.  By the end of September 1962, Meredith's attempt at  registration had become  an ongoing affair. After his initial rejection , he filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming racial discrimination   and the suit prevailed  and it set the stage for a massive showdown as the beginning of the fall school semester came upon the university. The story had beginnings reminiscent of the Little Rock 7 entering Little Rock High School  and the intervention by the armed forces in that integration case. Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett would adopt the Doctrine of Interposition and assert that the state of Mississippi had the right to defy a federal court order and declare a federal law null and void.  He would  instruct all state employees and officers including law enforcement to resist the admittance of James Meredith to Ole Miss.  The situation would escalate and become the largest invocation of the Insurrection Act of 1806, Over 31,000 national guardsman,  federal marshals, other law enforcement officers and members of the military  would be activated for the event. The degree of domestic disturbance and  the related violence and extensive  involvement of the military would be taken to a new level.  A level not seen in prior civil rights disturbances,  and a level that would set the stage for intense retribution from the  radical right. This wander into the depth of violence and hate is done to demonstrate that which was present in the form of danger to all who opposed the civil rights movement and especially leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and 
    members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King.
     
    Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over  the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it,  were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. This  real-life story is more fascinating than fiction.  No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as  we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.

    • 26 min
    Mysteries at Bethesda Is Now Live At Our You Tube Channel! A Live Discussion With Famed JFK Author and Researcher William Matson Law and Rick Russo

    Mysteries at Bethesda Is Now Live At Our You Tube Channel! A Live Discussion With Famed JFK Author and Researcher William Matson Law and Rick Russo

    This is the long awaited followup You Tube episode that I promised after the podcast preview a few weeks ago with Rick Russo.  Mysteries of the Enduring Secret is our new mini-series  on our You Tube channel  that tackles some of the more fascinating and remaining mysteries of the JFK's assassination.  Certainly, one of the most perplexing of those is the mystery of what went on   that night at the autopsy.   Join us for one of the most eye opening episodes that you will have been exposed to yet as part of JFK The Enduring Secret....This is our latest in that series...and it's really something special. As a member of the jury,   conclude for  yourself as you look and  listen to two individual researchers  who may know more about this topic than anyone still living on the planet. William Matson Law is an esteemed author on the topic of Bethesda and the autopsy having written a number of books  that are staples in the research community and having developed and maintained relationships over the years with many of the key witnesses from that night. Rick Russo is of course, my new co-host on the Mysteries of the Enduring Secret You Tube series and his knowledge and energy for this topic is endless. And Rick, may have just figured out the true mystery of Bethesda, but lets listen to  what William Matson Law has to say about all of that and in the end, you be the jury! Get on over to the You Tube Channel and watch for the episode as it becomes available this weekend. Please do subscribe to our You Tube Channel  as well, if you have not already done so. 
    My Best!
    Jeff

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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446 Ratings

446 Ratings

Mike from NEO ,

Just facts and evidence

It has been fun listening to Jeff grow as a storyteller/podcaster.

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Big fan of this podcast!

I really became interested in the JFK story early on in 2023 and this is one of the best podcast out there covering the story. The host goes into great detail and leaves no some unturned. Keep up the great work!

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Literally the best JFK podcast there is.

This podcast dives deep into things that are involved with JFK if you don’t want to listen to all the details and actually learn something I suggest you go somewhere else. This podcast goes into everything which is what we should be doing painstakingly going through everything. Why not? We have time. Thank you Jeff for all your hard work and dedication.

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