Dead to Me is just one gal's exploration of what dead means. Hi there. I'm Andy Kopsa and I am an investigative reporter. Dead to me means everything from actual death to how many people have been murdered in Jessica Fletcher's Cabbot Cove. I interview experts about everything from how a death investigation is conducted to every Brit murder mystery series you can shake a stick at. There will be some tough topics like true crime (solved and unsolved) and talking to the people left behind and those who lived through it. Death, like life, is balance. Welcome aboard.
Episode 16: How to Report Your Worthless Public Health Official: A Love Story
https://www.patreon.com/deadtomeCOVID19 getting you down? Feel helpless if you live in a state that doesn't really seem to care about science? This episode could help -- could help -- I am not a doctor or lawyer I am just a grumpy lady who has had it up to here with this nonsense. There is recourse - your state medical licensing board.
Episode 15: Jessica Pishko: Sheriff Accountability Expert on Sheriff's as Coroners, Lack of Oversight and Yes Anti-Mask Sheriff's
NOTE!! There is some graphic detail in this episode. Did you know that too often elected county sheriffs have no oversight? This week I want to warn you all: there is some disturbing stuff in this episode including the work of forensic pathologists that is briefly graphic. Also, there is a brief overview of a Supreme Court case involving the murder of three young girls. Reference Links: https://www.kqed.org/news/11638866/pathologists-say-san-joaquin-sheriffs-meddling-could-have-compromised-murder-cases https://cspoa.orgConnecticut votes to abolish sheriff system: https://www.middletownpress.com/news/article/Connecticut-voters-decide-to-abolish-11939612.php ALEC: https://www.alec.org
Episode 14: The Great And Wild Patti: The Lark Ascending (Happy Halloween)
My good friend Patti tells me all about her dad, her love of halloween (and it is THE most wonderful time of year), the Troubles and maybe some dandy highwaymen.
Episode 13: Bennington Triangle: Shirley Jackson's Missing Girls
Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite authors - dead authors that is. She is famous for her works The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived at the Castle and scads more. But when living in Southern Vermont with her husband and four kids, a girl goes missing, and Shirley starts writing (not that she ever stopped). Over several years people would simply disappear in the wilderness sometimes referred to as The Bennington Triangle. Did any of these disappearances influence the subtle, terrifying writings of Jackson? Please subscribe, like and post a (nice) comment if you enjoy this fledgeling podcast. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/deadtome?fan_landing=true Sources and more! http://www.benningtontriangle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/p9353068.jpghttp://ruthfranklin.net/author/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/10/shirley-jackson-ruth-franklin-review-a-rather-haunted-life https://www.christianscience.comhttps://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/lifestyle/legacy-of-author-shirley-jackson-lives-on-in-sonoma-county/https://twitter.com/LaurenceJH99By Joseph Citro: https://www.amazon.com/Passing-Strange-England-Hauntings-Horrorsebook/dp/B007QUU6XSBigfoot! https://www.bfro.netRebecca Robinson (SPJ freelancer page): https://www.spj.org/fdb-detail.asp?cmd=&ref=1088 Other stuff: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/29/shirley-jacksons-son-talks-to-his-fictional-mom-elisabeth-moss https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/mysterious-stories-blog/2019/12/12/the-strange-disappearance-of-paulajean-weldon-in-the-bennington-triangle https://crossettlibrary.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/11209/12086/31October2003BFP.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y https://bookriot.com/shirley-jackson-books/https://www.ttbook.org/interview/laurence-jackson-hyman-we-have-always-lived-castle
Episode 12: Cathy Hart: First Degree Murder Trail Juror, Sequestration Expert, Noted Minnesotan
Cathy was a juror seated in a 2006 murder trail. After two weeks in the courtroom the jury - her jury - was sequestered for two nights until they reached a verdict. This isn't like Law and Order.
Episode 11: Happy Birthday Dad: Gall Stones, Wooden Legs and Playing the Long Game
Leo Kopsa was born on October 14, 1936 - to wish dad a happy birthday I present gall stones, wooden legs and playing the long game. I can only share little bits of dad with you so far - because I still think - in part - if I share too much I will give him all away.But really? There is plenty of Leo Kopsa's epic bohemian weirdness to wrap us all in a fuzzy blanket as we stare at the stars and wonder: would I keep my gall stones?Me? Yes, all day long, yes.