2 episodes

In this multi-part limited series, host and journalist Jason Cavanagh conducts a real-time investigation into the murders, crimes, and conspiracies of hitman, Charles Harrelson, father to actor Woody Harrelson. The investigation will uncover new evidence never shared before, but seeking the truth comes at a risk. There may be people out there - serious, dangerous people - who have an interest in keeping Charles Harrelson’s secrets buried. Listen to episode 2 and future episodes only on Spotify. Produced by Spotify Studios and Tradecraft in association with High Five Content. 

Son of a Hitman Spotify Studios

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 402 Ratings

In this multi-part limited series, host and journalist Jason Cavanagh conducts a real-time investigation into the murders, crimes, and conspiracies of hitman, Charles Harrelson, father to actor Woody Harrelson. The investigation will uncover new evidence never shared before, but seeking the truth comes at a risk. There may be people out there - serious, dangerous people - who have an interest in keeping Charles Harrelson’s secrets buried. Listen to episode 2 and future episodes only on Spotify. Produced by Spotify Studios and Tradecraft in association with High Five Content. 

    Chapter 1: All He Has Done

    Chapter 1: All He Has Done

    Host Jason Cavanagh introduces us to the hitman Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson. Through conversations with Charles’ son Brett, prosecutor Ray Jahn, and criminal defense attorney Danny Sheehan, we begin to learn about the three murders Charles Harrelson was charged with, including the assassination of a federal judge. Listen to episode 2 and future episodes only on Spotify.

    • 33 min
    Son of a Hitman, coming May 5th

    Son of a Hitman, coming May 5th

    Infamous hitman Charles Harrelson served life in prison for the assassination of a federal judge. But his sons believe he may be innocent. Host and journalist Jason Cavanagh investigates the crimes and conspiracies involving the father to actor Woody Harrelson. Son of a Hitman premieres on May 5th. Listen to episode 1 wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
402 Ratings

402 Ratings

"excuse me for liking story" ,

Story very interesting. Looking for a good slot attentive listening

Give a review when I can.

”Excuse me for liking the story”

Jason Cavanaugh

Well I didn’t get very much to go on with pilot episode + 5 minutes. Have no idea where it went with remainder of your investigation.

I do know there is much to see. A great deal of information that exists is suppressed and remains classified. There are many more tangentially related threads that contain direct information that you are unlikely to find. The period (50 years) for full disclosure has come and gone for suppressed material from Kennedy assassination.

Many of those threads lead directly to the same people implicated in assassination of Judge Woods in Bexar County. Some are still living individuals with much to lose who still are powerful. Henceforth,still no disclosure for the sake of posterity and Historical accuracy and truth.

I have to say what I heard in the single podcast touched only upon the very shallow topmost layer that came in with rise of Jimmy Chagra. I am reluctant to say more about this murky and fraught period in relative history, because I don’t even have the other episodes in your podcast to see how far you may have gotten.

I will say that a dominant core of actual historians who covered these doings and claim to have treated history meticulously and exhaustively in fact whitewashed truth in favor of the dominant narrative and left out much of the story which remains suppressed.

I saw this podcast and immediately was curious. I cannot say I have a totally clear picture of all the dramatic and granular details about this disturbing bit of history, but there were more layers, groups of players and foci involved. I was a late witness to small portion of it.

My dad died a few years ago at 93 years of age. Prior to his passing and at my Mother’s wake, he recounted to me the story of the time he met Charles Harrelson socially in the company of another of my more infamous relatives, and because he knew that I would like that.

I often think of Woody Harrelson and know poquito about what his life must have been like under the circumstances. Was unaware of his brothers entirely. Always fancied what a colorful chat we may have enjoyed were that I ever did happen to meet him. I am midway between him and his father’s generation.

“Excuse me for liking the story”

luvvagoodstory ,

Slimy to hook and jump :-(

One episode here and then it becomes exclusive to Spotify? Shady-shady-shady... on principle alone I will not listen to this ‘over there’.. posting one episode here is a cheap ploy to pull us over to Spotify, and it just doesn’t work that way. Sad, I had subscribed.. now I’m someone that won’t listen, and certainly will not recommend this... I’m one of many- we’re not stupid..

mirakel9 ,

Could’ve been done in 2 episodes

First off, it’s a sad story, but this show drags out and “there’s no there, there”! Seriously, could’ve been done in 2 episodes, max. A lot of build up and hype, promises of new information, but there isn’t any. Spoiler - it’s unsolved, there’s a video but the police are secretive about details (and drag them out, much like this show), to the detriment of the case! This show needed a lot of editing, less melodrama, and could have been much shorter.

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