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Jim Harold's Crime Scene

English, Documentary, 1 seasons, 22 episodes, 13 hours 15 minutes
Jim Harold interviews authors and experts on true crime. Past guests have included Pulitzer Prize winners, best selling authors and popular true crime podcasters.
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A Century of Swindles - Crime Scene 206

Long for the good ol' days when people were honest? Well, keep dreaming! Railey Jane Savage shares stories of the great scammers of history who would cheat you as soon as look at you! You can find her book, A Century of Swindles, at Amazon: Thanks Railey Jane for a great conversation! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
19/06/202329 minutes 32 seconds
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Retail Gangster - The Story of Crazy Eddie - Crime Scene 205 Yorkers remember the wild TV ads of Crazy Eddie, a very popular electronics chain in the 70s & 80s. Investigative journalist Gary Weiss joins us to talk about the real Eddie Antar and his machinations to separate customers from their dollars in a, not always, honest way. You can find Gary's book on the subject over at Amazon: Thanks Gary!
05/06/202336 minutes 46 seconds
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Cleveland's Torso Killer - Crime Scene 204

Finding mutilated bodies and chasing a mad butcher sounds like something out of a Jack The Ripper book. However, these headlines were found much closer to home for me! In the 1930s, my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio was terrorized by the Torso Killer who may have killed as many as 12-13 people. The criminal left the bodies in a dismembered and mutilated state around the city. Author James Jessen Badal joined us in this classic program from 2014 to talk about this fascinating case. Believe it or not, Eliot Ness of Untouchables fame was a key player and the case is still not officially solved after all of these years. Many of the events involved occurred close to where I grew up and I've always been fascinated by this gruesome tale of Cleveland lore. You can find Dr. Badal's book, In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland's Torso Murders can be found at Amazon: Thanks Dr. Badal!
16/05/202329 minutes 32 seconds
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Jack The Ripper - A Cold Case Investigation - Crime Scene 203

Research Psychologist Alexander Parker is confident he has cracked the Jack The Ripper case. We talk about it on this week's edition of Crime Scene! You can find Alexander's recent book, Jack The Ripper: A Cold Case Investigation, at Amazon here: Thanks Alexander! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
01/05/202333 minutes 49 seconds
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Answering Questions About Serial Killers

Forensic psychologist Joni Johnston joins us to answer questions about serial killers. You can find her book on the subject, Serial Killers: 101 Questions True Crime Fans Ask, on Amazon: Thanks Dr. Johnston! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
18/04/202345 minutes 28 seconds
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The Making of Blind Rage - Crime Scene 201

Carol Costello has interviewed multiple presidents and covered some of the biggest stories of our time during her decades of work with CNN. Yet, the one case that has stuck with her for decades was one of her very first. It's the terrible story of a woman who was raped and blinded in the 1980s. Carol tells her story on her podcast, Carol Costello Presents Blind Rage. We talk about Phyllis Cottle's story and the making of this podcast. You can find the program on all major podcasts and at the following link: Thank you Carol for sharing this important story.
20/03/202330 minutes 33 seconds
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The Serial Killer Next Door - Jim Harold's Crime Scene 200

Could a serial killer live next door to any of us? Richard Estep shares tales of serial killers who slipped under the radar while doing their evil deeds. You can find Richard's book, The Serial Killer Next Door: The Double Lives of Notorious Murderers at Amazon: Thanks Richard! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
13/03/202337 minutes 46 seconds
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Inside The Mind of John Wayne Gacy - Jim Harold's Crime Scene 199

John Wayne Gacy murdered AT LEAST 33 young men. Most he buried in his basement. This "killer clown" is one of history's most infamous serial killers. We have a truly disturbing conversation with journalist Brad Hunter about this monster. You can find Brad's recent book Inside the Mind of John Wayne Gacy: The Real-Life Killer Clown at Amazon here: We thank Brad for appearing on the show.    
27/02/202335 minutes 53 seconds
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The Bloody Benders of Kansas - Crime Scene 198

Unsuspecting travelers are murdered by a family that rents them a place to stay...sounds like something from today's headlines BUT this actually happened in the 1870's! Camilla Bruce has written a novel on The Bloody Benders, a family of serial killers, and we discuss these cold-blooded killers on this edition of Crime Scene! You can find it, All the Blood We Share: A Novel of the Bloody Benders of Kansas at Amazon: Thanks Camilla! Artwork image generated by Dall E 2 with text and Jim Harold logo added by Jim Harold Media.  
21/02/202330 minutes 27 seconds
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Dead In The Water - Crime Scene 197

Murder, hijacking, and a global conspiracy involving a huge oil tanker. Journalist Kit Chellel joins us to discuss the subject and his recent book, Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy, at Amazon: Thanks Kit!
13/02/202336 minutes 53 seconds
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The Vanishing Of DB Cooper - Crime Scene 196

D.B. Cooper is one of the most famous criminals of the 20th Century. What was his deal anyway? Who was he? Why did he do what he did? Was it an inside job? We discuss this with Chris Williamson. You can find his book on the subject, Take the Money & Run: The Vanishing of D.B. Cooper, at Amazon here: Thanks Chris!
06/02/202337 minutes 16 seconds
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All That Is Wicked - Jim Harold's Crime Scene 195

A serial killer who was "too intelligent to get caught" is the subject of today's podcast. Kate Winkler Dawson joins us to talk about 19th century murderer Edward Rulloff. You can find her book on Rulloff, All That Is Wicked: A Gilded-Age Story of Murder and the Race to Decode the Criminal Mind, at Amazon: Thanks Kate!
30/01/202340 minutes 35 seconds
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Death On Ocean Boulevard - Jim Harold's Crime Scene 194

A young woman is found hanged to death in her millionaire boyfriend's mansion. What happened? We discuss this very strange case with New York Times Best Selling author Caitlin Rother.   You can find Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case at Amazon: Thanks Caitlin! - This content is for adults. Thank you for listening.
23/01/202339 minutes 35 seconds
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The Forever Witness and DNA - Crime Scene 193

A 30-year-old cold case solved within two hours by a citizen scientist using a laptop and DNA data is the subject of this all-new edition of Jim Harold's Crime Scene. Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes. We discuss this fascinating case and his recent book on it. You can find The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder at Amazon here: Thanks Edward!
09/01/202337 minutes 27 seconds
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Drinks Dinner and Death - Crime Scene 192

We talk about the true story of British murderer Dennis Nilsen on this edition of Crime Scene. Our guest is author Alan Warren. You can find his book on Nilsen at Amazon: Drinks, Dinner & Death: The True Story of Dennis Nilsen (British Criminals Book 4) Thanks Alan!
18/12/201934 minutes 20 seconds
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Crime and Social Media - Crime Scene 191

Dr. Rebecca Hayes joins us to talk about the interaction between social media and crime on this edition of Crime Scene. You can find her book at Amazon: #Crime: Social Media, Crime, and the Criminal Legal System (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture) Thanks Dr. Hayes!
11/12/201927 minutes 50 seconds
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Savage Appetites - Crime Scene 190

Rachel Monroe examines the appeal of true crime to women in her recent book, Savage Appetites. We talk about it on this edition of Crime Scene. You can find her book at Amazon: Savage Appetites Thanks Rachel!
07/12/201941 minutes 50 seconds
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Law and Addiction - Jim Harold's Crime Scene 189

Famed trial lawyer Mike Papantonio joins us to talk about his fight against the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid crisis. You can find his novel based on the crisis at Law and Addiction Thanks Mike!  
31/10/201928 minutes 40 seconds
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FBI Myths and Misconceptions - Crime Scene 188

Former FBI Special Agent Jerri Williams talks to us about FBI Myths and Misconceptions. You can check out her book at Amazon: FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives Also, find her podcast FBI Retired Case File Review wherever you get your podcasts! Thanks Jerri! What a great guest you were!
18/10/201940 minutes 38 seconds
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Tin Badges - Crime Scene 186

Lorenzo Carcaterra has been a #1 New York Times Best Seller, a longtime writer for TV's Law and Order among his other successes.  He has a new book out, Tin Badges, that has already been optioned for a potential TV series. We talk about his career, crime writing and more on this edition of Crime Scene. You can find his new book at Amazon: Tin Badges: A Novel Thanks Lorenzo!
05/09/201934 minutes 7 seconds
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She's So Cold - Crime Scene 185

Defense attorney Donald McInnis talks to us about the tragic Stephanie Crowe murder case and justice gone wrong. You can find his book at She's So Cold: Murder, Accusations and the System that Devastated a Family Thanks Donald.
14/08/201939 minutes 28 seconds
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Inside The Manson Jury - Crime Scene 184

We go inside the Manson jury to find out what it was really like. Our guest is Deborah Herman. You can find Deborah's book at Inside the Manson Jury: From Deliberation to Death Sentence Thanks Deborah!
02/08/201946 minutes 36 seconds