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This is the podcast where two passions become one. Here weekly I will present a true crime story. It may be a crime you know about and it may be one that is new to you. Every other week, I will be interviewing an author. Maybe an author and some books you have never known about. So if you like True crime and have a passion to read, this is the podcast for you!

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True Crime, Authors & Extraordinary People True Crime, Authors & Extraordinary People

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 208 Ratings

This is the podcast where two passions become one. Here weekly I will present a true crime story. It may be a crime you know about and it may be one that is new to you. Every other week, I will be interviewing an author. Maybe an author and some books you have never known about. So if you like True crime and have a passion to read, this is the podcast for you!

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    Ep 33 3 Decades Cold Maria Jefferson and Chris McMullin

    Ep 33 3 Decades Cold Maria Jefferson and Chris McMullin

    In this episode, I talk to author and detective Chris McMullen and author Maria Viola Jefferson about their book 'Three Decades Cold.' The book tells the story of Chris's career as a detective and his work on cold cases. The conversation covers topics such as the process of writing the book, the challenges of being a left-handed person, the reality of police work compared to TV shows, and the emotional impact of solving cold cases.

     The book focuses on four specific cases, including the story of Lisa Todd, a Jane Doe who was finally identified after 19 years. The conversation explores the impact of cold cases on the detective and writer, as well as the importance of perseverance and dedication in solving these cases. It also touches on the Christopher Dorner case and the issue of the 'blue line' in law enforcement. The book, 'Three Decades Cold,' aims to inspire readers and shed light on the reality of unsolved missing persons cases. 

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    Time Line
    00:00 Introduction and Book Release
    03:06 Introducing the Guests: Chris McMullen and Maria Viola Jefferson
    06:25 The Writing Process: Collaboration and Challenges
    10:07 Left-Handed Challenges and Representation
    12:31 The Reality of Police Work vs. TV Shows
    25:25 Using Modern Technology to Solve Cold Cases
    26:53 The Personal and Professional Impact of Cold Cases
    28:22 The Influence of Past Experiences on Parenting
    29:44 Giving Back Names and Closure to Victims' Families
    33:23 Transitioning to an Administrative Position in Law Enforcement
    37:13 The Christopher Dorner Case and the 'Blue Line' in Law Enforcement
    43:29 The Power of Perseverance in Solving Cold Cases
    44:26 Inspiring Readers and Shedding Light on Unsolved Missing Persons Cases

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    EP 32 Unraveling Deceit: Lies, Greed & Jealousy The Truth about LaDonna Humphrey

    EP 32 Unraveling Deceit: Lies, Greed & Jealousy The Truth about LaDonna Humphrey

    Summary
    I delve into a personal story involving deceit, lies, and extortion, shedding light on a complex web of relationships and events. It covers the impact of a legal case, the involvement of individuals in the death fetish community, and the manipulation of podcast content.

    The narrative unfolds with a focus on transparency, integrity, and the pursuit of truth amidst conflicting accounts and personal agendas. The conversation covers a range of topics related to the Strangled book controversy, including allegations of non-payment of royalties, defamation, and the involvement of various individuals.

    It also delves into the actions of a podcast host and the impact on the reputation of the individuals involved. The conversation provides detailed insights into the ongoing dispute and the attempts to discredit and Humiliate LaDonna Humphrey.

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    Time Line

    00:00 Unveiling Personal Struggles and Challenges
    05:40 The Impact of Deceit and Manipulation
    10:03 Legal Battles and Pursuit of Justice
    29:09 Transparency and Integrity in Relationships
    37:42 The Strangle Book Controversy: Allegations and Withdrawal
    53:32 Ethical Considerations in True Crime Journalism

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    Ep 31 Among the Bros: Shadows of Fraternity Life: Max Marshall

    Ep 31 Among the Bros: Shadows of Fraternity Life: Max Marshall

    The text discusses the critical issues surrounding suicide, drug abuse, and hazing within fraternity cultures, particularly highlighted in Max Marshall’s book “Among the Bros: A Fraternity Crime Story.” This work exposes the dangerous activities and illegal operations tied to Greek life at the College of Charleston, including Xanax abuse, student deaths, and a nationwide trafficking network. Marshall, leveraging his experiences as a former fraternity member, reveals the deep-rooted power and influence of fraternities, underscored by their historical connections to wealth and their significant role in creating influential networks.

    The narrative also tackles the problems of racism, unequal treatment, and the fallout from a college drug ring’s exposure through a murder investigation, which unveiled a much larger operation and led to extensive law enforcement involvement.Marshall’s research, grounded in police files, court documents, and comprehensive interviews, sheds light on the severe and often hidden hazing practices within these organizations, such as waterboarding and forced consumption of harmful substances, pointing out the difficulties in regulating such behaviors due to alumni support and the bonding it creates among members. The text also critiques the culture of impunity that prevails within elite circles, where money and influence often protect individuals from facing repercussions for their actions. By recounting the story of an individual deeply involved in drug smuggling and fraternity life, the author warns of the perilous consequences of drug use and hazing rituals. “Among the Bros” is presented as an insightful examination of American power dynamics, urging a broader conversation on the prevalent drug culture, anxiety, and blackout behavior in the context of fraternity life and beyond.

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    Time Line

    00:00 Introduction: You Are Seen and Worthy
    The podcast sets the tone with messages of worthiness and the importance of addressing suicide statistics.

    00:16 Fraternities: Secrets and Exposés
    Exploring the hidden world of fraternities, the secrets they hold, and the consequences of exposing them.

    01:03 Introduction to True Crime, Authors, and Extraordinary People
    An overview of the podcast, its purpose, and the extraordinary stories it aims to share.

    03:09 Author Introduction: Max Marshall
    An introduction to the author, Max Marshall, his background, and the inspiration behind his book.

    06:05 Exploring Fraternity Culture and Drug Trafficking
    Insights into the author’s investigation into drug trafficking within fraternities and the shocking discoveries made.

    13:05 Racism and Exclusivity in Fraternities
    Discussion on the historical context of racism in fraternities and the challenges of diversity within these organizations.

    19:43 Drug Trafficking and Consequences
    Detailing the extent of drug trafficking within fraternities and the lack of consequences faced by those involved.

    26:31 Culture of Impunity and Influence
    Exploring the culture of impunity, influence, and power dynamics that shield individuals from facing repercussions.

    33:05 Personal Reflections and Impact
    Insights into the author’s personal experiences, reflections on fraternity life, and the impact of his book.

    36:10 Book Promotion and Takeaways
    Encouraging readers to explore the book, highlighting its unique storytelling and the key messages it conveys.

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    • 39 min
    EP 30 America's Notorious Trial: The O.J. Simpson Trial

    EP 30 America's Notorious Trial: The O.J. Simpson Trial

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    Unlock the secrets of the O.J. Simpson trial as we guide you through the riveting narratives and the cultural shockwaves it sent across America. The case that became a cornerstone of true crime discussion is dissected with a blend of my original podcast recording from 2018 and fresh insights that have percolated over the years. Together, we'll navigate the labyrinth of events from the chilling double homicide, through the trial's aftermath, to the wrongful death lawsuit that brought a different kind of closure to the Goldman family.

    Feel the tension as we scrutinize the confounding details of Simpson's hypothetical confession and the racial divide that cleaved public opinion. The "If I Did It" narrative, with its eerie hypotheticals, and the so-called 'lost confession tapes,' lay bare a story that haunts the American legal landscape. We'll also examine Johnny Cochran's legendary defense and the prosecution's admitted missteps, peeling back the layers of a case that remains as perplexing as it does engrossing.

    As we look at the legacy of the trial, the Goldman family's relentless quest for justice takes center stage, alongside the unforeseen twists in Simpson's later life. From the contentious publication of Simpson's book to his robbery conviction and parole, this episode scrutinizes the long shadows cast by the 'trial of the century.' Next week, get ready for a powerful conversation with Max Marshall, author of "Among the Bros," where we'll take a piercing look at the complexities of fraternity culture.

    Time Line
    (00:00) The OJ Simpson Case
    (12:28) Analyzing the OJ Simpson Case
    (20:31) OJ Simpson Trial Analysis
    (31:50) Controversy Surrounding OJ Simpson Case
    (39:13) Analysis of OJ Simpson Trial
    (49:29) OJ Simpson Trial Fallout and Legacy
    (53:18) The Aftermath of the OJ Trial


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP 29 From Legal Struggles to Holistic Recovery Dee Hurley

    EP 29 From Legal Struggles to Holistic Recovery Dee Hurley

    Six grueling years within the confines of a family court battle left me, David McClam, emotionally scarred but determined to uncover the truth behind a system that seemed rigged against the very families it was meant to protect. This passion for advocacy led me to cross paths with Dee Hurley, a remarkable beacon of hope who turned her harrowing 11-and-a-half-year ordeal in an abusive marriage into a drive for healing through energy work. Together, we navigate the murky waters of family court corruption, where litigation abuse takes its toll on the innocent, and the shocking possibility of child trafficking connections emerges from the shadows. Our candid discussion unravels the struggles of those ensnared in high-conflict custody battles, the alarming collusion I've witnessed between judges and attorneys, and Dee's transformative journey out of darkness.

    The very fabric of what's meant to keep us safe is questioned as we tackle the misuse of concepts like parental alienation, and the alarming advocacy for pedophilia. Dee and I share this space to provide solace and understanding to the many who feel isolated and powerless in the face of such adversity. Our discourse highlights the importance of awareness and education, the red flags that should never be ignored, and the much-needed systemic reform. Together, we share a call to action, not just to mend broken systems, but to rekindle faith in justice and protection for those who need it most.

    Healing, in the truest sense, is at the core of our conversation. Dee introduces us to the profound effects of energy healing, as we delve into the transformative potential of the Emotion Code and Body Code, along with the groundbreaking AO Scan device. We talk about the inner journey of healing from PTSD, the significance of self-love, and how attracting healthier relationships starts with nurturing one's self-worth. As a testament to the indomitable spirit of survivors, our episode stands as a guiding light for those seeking to break the cycle of abuse and embrace a path of recovery and empowerment.

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    A Quick Programming note

    A Quick Programming note

    A Quick note on last weeks episode and this weeks program

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Patient.zero ,

Alecia exposed in more ways than one

Did my research to discover that Alecia did lie in her book strangled. So if there was a camera person is she now stating that the camera person and the producer did something to her together? She admits to being paid for the film and offers no evidence of her claims. She’s got no credibility but we are to believe her claims? No thanks. She needs to crawl back under that rock she came from.

ldro323! ,

Victim Blaming

Fact is, you have no idea if Alecia was s3xually abused or not. You don't know if she was drugged or not. Calling her a liar because she doesn't "act" like she was abused based on a f3tism film on the internet is pretty shameful, especially for people in the true crime community. Victim blaming, and encouraging other people to leave reviews following suit is tacky, to say the least. Believe survivors. Believe victims.

John Door Smithinstein ,

Unfollowed

Ladonna Humphrey show did it for me. Was sorta meh until then. But no matter the actual outcome of whatever she did this podcast has surpassed it’s usefulness.

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