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Killafornia Dreaming: True Crime Tales from the Golden State is a podcast that delves into the darker side of California. There are so many people, places and things to love about this beautiful state. But just like any other picturesque locale, not everything is postcard perfect. This is a show that brings you stories from the not-so-golden state. The tales are endless as you begin this journey with me while I take you on a detour into the noir…and I promise this experience will forever change the way you think about California and California Dreams….

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    • 4.3 • 1.5K Ratings

Killafornia Dreaming: True Crime Tales from the Golden State is a podcast that delves into the darker side of California. There are so many people, places and things to love about this beautiful state. But just like any other picturesque locale, not everything is postcard perfect. This is a show that brings you stories from the not-so-golden state. The tales are endless as you begin this journey with me while I take you on a detour into the noir…and I promise this experience will forever change the way you think about California and California Dreams….

    #170 The Tale of Skeletons in the Closet [Part 2]

    #170 The Tale of Skeletons in the Closet [Part 2]

    This is the second part of a multi-part series, so if you have not listened to Episode 169, which is part 1, listen to that first, then come back to this. There will be a part 3. In 1995, Patricia Esparza was a college student, attending school at Pomona University in California. She was an incredibly high achiever and would go on to become a professor of psychology at a university in Geneva. However, the road there was not easy, as Patricia described being sexually abused as a child and also having been date raped while attending college. The twist in her story is that her alleged rapist wound up being hacked to death with a meat cleaver 3 weeks later. His murder investigation grew cold…but it did not go away forever.













    https://archive.org/details/WRC_20150516_010000_Dateline_NBC





    https://www.orangecoast.com/features/the-professors-mortal-sin/





    https://www.ocweekly.com/norma-patricia-esparza-respected-professor-faces-trial-for-killing-man-she-says-raped-her-6450223/





    http://www.eyesforlies.com/blog/2013/12/norma-patricia-esparza-writes-for-huffington-post/





    https://www.huffpost.com/author/norma-patricia-esparza





    https://archive.org/details/WRC_20150516_010000_Dateline_NBC/start/360/end/420

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #169 The Tale Of Skeletons in the Closet [Part 1]

    #169 The Tale Of Skeletons in the Closet [Part 1]

    In 1995, Patricia Esparza was a college student, attending school at Pomona University in California. She was an incredibly high achiever and would go on to become a professor of psychology at a university in Geneva. However, the road there was not easy, as Patricia described being sexually abused as a child and also having been date raped while attending college. The twist in her story is that her alleged rapist wound up being hacked to death with a meat cleaver 3 weeks later. His murder investigation grew cold…but it did not go away forever.













    https://archive.org/details/WRC_20150516_010000_Dateline_NBC





    https://www.orangecoast.com/features/the-professors-mortal-sin/





    https://www.ocweekly.com/norma-patricia-esparza-respected-professor-faces-trial-for-killing-man-she-says-raped-her-6450223/





    http://www.eyesforlies.com/blog/2013/12/norma-patricia-esparza-writes-for-huffington-post/





    https://www.huffpost.com/author/norma-patricia-esparza





    https://archive.org/details/WRC_20150516_010000_Dateline_NBC/start/360/end/420

    • 1 hr 24 min
    [Update] Rest Easy Betty (1922-2020)

    [Update] Rest Easy Betty (1922-2020)

    This is a short update about my friend Betty who passed away this Tuesday.  (January 8, 1922 ~ December 29, 2020)

    • 39 min
    [Bonus] The Tale of Flights 773 & 1771

    [Bonus] The Tale of Flights 773 & 1771

    Two air disasters, both of them in California, both of them involving disgruntled passengers, both of them took over the planes by incapacitating the pilots… 2 incidents, 22 years apart. Listen the the stories of doomed Flights 773 and 1771…











    http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,145653,00.html





    https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19640507-0





    https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/us/us-airline-hijackings-1970s-declassified/index.html

    • 59 min
    #168 The Tale of the Persian Violets

    #168 The Tale of the Persian Violets

    On July 9, 2004, aspiring chemistry professor Jarrod Davidson was gunned down by a single bullet that pierced his chest as he stood on the front porch of his apartment. The unassuming single father of one seemed an unlikely target of what appeared to be a well-planned out execution. And even more puzzling was a pot of Persian violets that had been delivered to Jarrod’s door, with a card addressed “To My Teacher”. Nobody seemed to have a motive to want Jarrod dead…with the exception of one person. But could investigators prove their case?







    http://www.crimevoice.com/2013/12/31/hemet-parents-arrested-for-weapons-violations-and-child-endangerment/



    https://roscoepond.blogspot.com/2019/02/48-hours-update-on-murder-comes.html



    https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20111008_180000_Family_Ties/start/3120/end/3180



    https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20090923032



    https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna15418659

    • 1 hr 44 min
    [Bonus] The Mysterious Death of Gunther Stoll [Vacation Series]

    [Bonus] The Mysterious Death of Gunther Stoll [Vacation Series]

    In this special Vacation Series episode of Killafornia Dreaming, we explore the mysterious death of 34 year old Gunther Stoll in Germany. On the evening of October 25, 1984, Gunther seemed to have slipped into a psychosis, he told his wife “they” were after him, he scrawled the letters YOG’TZE on a piece of paper, scribbled it out, and abruptly left his house. 4 hours later, he would be discovered mortally wounded in his crashed car off the side of the Autobahn. What happened to Gunther Stoll?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

phatfitbaddie ,

One of my favorites !

I always look forward to hearing your calming voice .

SDSTORRS ,

Too Many Detours

Well researched episodes but there are just way too many detours and jumps down rabbit holes.

lynintexas ,

Hard to listen to

I use to enjoy this podcast, but lately the host repeatedly says things that make me cringe. She comes across as someone who strongly dislikes other women. I don’t understand the need to personally attack other women, innocent women who are bystanders in the crime story. It makes me not want to listen.

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