124 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
    • 4.7 • 133 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 123 History of Cuba Part 1

    Episode 123 History of Cuba Part 1

    Episode 123 is the first  in a multiple episode wander on the history of Cuba.  It is here that the story converges around the Cubans, CIA men and the mafia.  All in one place.  Join us as we continue to explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and in the last six episodes we  presented a short history of the Cosa Nostra in this country, the  Mafia, and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history. History  will now tie us to  the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. 

     Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. 

    Now we enter the unknown Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. 

    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. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!

    This 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 changed the world forever.

    • 24 min
    Episode 122 Lessons of Mafia History

    Episode 122 Lessons of Mafia History

    Episode 122 is the final episode in the History of the Mafia series and it is a short episode and just a bit more wander that allows us to summarize  some key elements of what we learned about the rise of the Mafia.  Lessons we can take with us as we pivot in upcoming episodes and experience the island of the Cuba and the convergance of Cubans, CIA men and the mafia. All in one place.  Join us as we continue to explore  the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and in the last six episodes we  presented a short history of the Cosa Nostra in this country, the  Mafia, and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history. History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. 

     Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. 

    Now we enter the unknown Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. 

    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. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!

    This 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 changed the world forever.

    • 16 min
    Episode 121 History of the Mafia Part 6

    Episode 121 History of the Mafia Part 6

    Episode 121 is the seventh  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 6 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  In part 6,  we cover the last leg of the story of the Great Awakening. The story of the government and the public finally recognizing and acknowledging  the existence of a national crime syndicate.  Episode 121 covers the infamous  Joe Valachi and the Joe Valachi hearings. A story  that was dubbed as one of the two greatest intelligence coups in the history of the fight against the Mafia in this country up to that time. This series is  a prelude to what comes next, as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.    History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences.  Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. 

    Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. 

    Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. 

    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. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!

    This 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 o

    • 51 min
    Episode 120 History of the Mafia Part 5

    Episode 120 History of the Mafia Part 5

    Episode 120 is the sixth  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 5 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  In part 5,  we cover the infamous Apalachin Meeting that was dubbed as one of the two greatest intelligence coups in the history of the fight against the Mafia in this country. It was this event that forced J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to acknowledge existence of a national crime syndicate and its influence and control in America. This series is  a prelude to what comes next as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.  Hear more about the great awakening of the government and the public regarding the existence of a national crime syndicate,   History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences.  Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. 

    Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. 

    Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. 

    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. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!

    This 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 researc

    • 30 min
    Episode 119 History of the Mafia Part 4

    Episode 119 History of the Mafia Part 4

    Episode 119 is the fifth  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 4 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  This series is  a prelude to what comes next as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century.  Hear more about the great awakening of the government and the public regarding the existence of a national crime syndicate and the history of the McClellan  Committee.   History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. 

     Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. 

    Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. 

    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. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!

    This 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 changed the world forever. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you wil

    • 37 min
    Episode 118 History of the Mafia Part 3

    Episode 118 History of the Mafia Part 3

    Episode 118 is the fourth  episode of a series of quasi history lessons and Part 3 of a series covering the history of the Mafia.  This series is  a prelude to what comes next as we begin to  explore the forces that were shaping the world in that era of the twentieth century. We started first in Episode 115 with the origins of the CIA and the history of covert operations, since they will eventually play an important role in this story. Starting  in Episode 116 and continuing into our current episode and beyond,  we begin   to discuss the Mafia and its historical origins in a small wander that provides essential history.  Hear more about the great awakening of the government and the public regarding the existence of a national crime syndicate and the history of the Kefauver Committee.   History  that will eventually tie in to the Cuban story whose politics, geography, and economic circumstances would all collide and create an epicenter of geopolitical consequences. Consequences that would intersect  in a crescendo right at the moment that JFK was coming to the Presidency. Understanding the leadup and history of the various players who involved themselves in the Cuban story , including the Mafia and  CIA, is critical to this part of the journey that is JFK the Enduring Secret. 

     Join us in this rather interesting story that, like other parts of the JFK assassination, has it's own twists and turns and mysterious elements.  Let us know  what you like about the podcast or just provide us with comments on the episode via  email at podcastjfk@gmail.com or get active in our blog for each episode at www.podcastjfk.com   Either way, keep listening, and join us for the whole series of episodes about the fantastic goings on that encompass this part of the JFK story. 

    Our episodes have now begun  to explore  an array of matters that  dive into a deeper  darkness  related to what  went on that day in Dallas and in the  period before and after the assassination.  Matters   that possibly point  to a  wider  and more sinister  plot to kill the president and  that clearly call into question the theory that there was a  lone assassin.   Complex cases without  an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important.  Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting. 

    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. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!

    This 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 mo

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

BP Fitness ,

Favorite Podcast

I have been an assassination buff since I was 12 years old. This podcast is the answer to my dreams. He is engaging and pleasant to listen to. I hope he keeps going for a long time!

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Difficult to listen to in the car

Difficult to listen to because of the way the speaker says words with “s”. It comes through the speaker as a piercing whistle. Otherwise good podcast.

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Second time around

I am listening to the episodes for the second time. I love this!!!

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