Burl Barer is an American author, literary historian, and radio host.
Okay, we're not talking about the werewolf episode this time, but we cover all manner of topics with one of America's best known and most experienced authors of true crime and so much more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/burl-barer/support
She was ones of the most photographed models in the USA..she was The Kodak Girl...she became a getaway driver for the mob (she married a mobster).  When  mob wars threatened her life,  she got in the car and drove California with her 7 year old daughter and became an in demand Hollywood stunt woman- a famed stunt driver who couldn't keep up with the demand for her talents behind the wheel and in front of the camera.  Before she turned 20, she had endured a brutal rape, involvement with the mob, a failed marriage, and the birth of her daughter. Fleeing an abusive second marriage to the mafia-tied Joe Lamendola, she began a lucrative career in Los Angeles as one of the country's most successful commercial stunt drivers. The author of the powerful memoir The Company She Keeps, Durante now lives in Southern California and speaks across the country about her experiences with domestic violence.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/burl-barer/support
 Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker arranged with two friends to kill his parents and younger brother Kevin. The much-indulged son of a well-to-do family, he resented the fact that his cousins would inherit the family business. And he was tired of waiting for his "share". Knowing that his parents were heavily insured and that their assets were significant, he cold-bloodedly arranged for them to be murdered. To deflect suspicion away from himself, he instructed his henchmen to make the murders look like an interrupted burglary. He scheduled the murders on the night that the family was having a celebratory dinner at an expensive local restaurant. Believing that their son was soon to graduate from college, the proud parents presented him with a $4,000 watch to express their pride in him. When the family arrived home, all four were shot. The plan was for the parents and Kevin to die and for Bart to be slightly injured. But Bart's young friend wasn't a professional. He killed Tricia and Kevin Whitaker, but only wounded Kent Whitaker. Mistake #1. And the rifling of the house that was supposed to make it look like a burglary was poorly done, looking like the fake job it was. Mistake #2. When the police started looking suspiciously at Bart Whitaker he bolted for Mexico and hid out there until the man whom he had paid to get him there turned him into the police and collected the reward. Mistake #3. Three strikes and you're out, even with relatives as naive and gullible as the Whitaker/Bartlett family. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/burl-barer/support
On the scene how the press covered the trial of Jodi Arias - Police found the motivational speaker brutally murdered in his Mesa, Arizona home on June 9, 2008. His body, five days decomposed, had been stabbed 27 times, with an ear-to-ear slash across his throat and a bullet to the head. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/burl-barer/support
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Aug 8th, 1947
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Episode Count
204
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 week, 1 day
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 406887