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After a couple months hiatus we return with our good friend Jodi McDaniel Lowery and talk about her first book EULA: The First Woman in Georgia to be Sentenced to the Electric Chair. (Check out first interview with her here).  ABOUT THE BOOK:  Eula was born an Elrod but used several last names during her tumultuous life, some legally, others questionable.  Although few  considered Eula “drop dead gorgeous,” she used  her female wit and wiles to persuade men to do her bidding. She was accused of bootlegging (illegally transporting moonshine from Georgia to Tennessee), robbery, conspiracy, bigamy, running a house of prostitution, and murder-- all before she was 25 years old.  Eula’s father reportedly told a relative that he thought that Eula  was the meanest woman who ever lived in Murray County.   She was the first woman in Georgia sentenced to die in the electric chair, at a time before Murray County even had electric service.   Governor Hardman personally involved himself in Eula’s murder case.  Newspapers across America printed stories about this rebellious woman’s exploits and legal entanglements. Visit Jodi McDaniel Lowery's site here and pick up EULA here. ________________________________ Don't forget to visit our homepage here and on our Facebook page. ________________________________ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks 
Our dear friend Linda Zimmermann, who visited us before, stopped by to talk about her book "Hudson Valley Homicide." It is an anthology of true crime stories from Hudson Valley, New York.   She discussed murders, serial killers and the importance of getting help should someone be dealing with domestic violence (If you are, please reach out here).  Check out her book here.  Also, check out Linda's podcast - "Murder in the Hudson Valley" - here. Check out her other books at her website here.  Don't forget to visit her on Facebook. You can see the comic book Linda Zimmermann did with my dear friends at Pinion Comics here. NOTE: There are background sound issues due to installation of a new recording software.  ________________________________ Don't forget to visit our homepage here and on our Facebook page. ________________________________ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
For a few years, I hosted a podcast called The Sherlock Conversations. We dealt with all things Sherlock Holmes (and a side of Doctor Who when the moment was right).  During that time I had the interview Fraser Heston, the son of the great Charlton Heston. He directed his father in "The Crucifer of Blood", a retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Sign of the Four."   We discuss Sherlock Holmes, directing his father, and Fraser's murder mystery book "Desolation Sound" which he wrote with Heather McAdams! Also check out his page at Agamemnon Films!  Take a trip back to the far away past of 2016 and listen in!  Enjoy! ________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks 
America's Historian of the Strange Robert Damon Schneck, author of "The Bye Bye Man" and "Mrs. Wakeman versus Anti-Christ," returned to share his favorite true crime books! A Private Disgrace: Lizzie Borden by Daylight by Victoria Lincoln (1967) 10 Rillington Place by Ludovic Kennedy (1961) Mostly Murder by Sydney Smith (1959)  Hunting Humans (1990) & Volume II (1993) and Still at Large (1998) by Michael Newton  Encyclopedia of Murder by Colin Wilson, Patricia Pitman (1961) The Murderer’s Companion by William Roughead (1941) The Victorian Underworld by Kellow Chesney (1972) The Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow (1976)  NOTE: The sound quality is off due to familiarity with a new recording software.  Thank you!  Visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here.  Theme credit. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Rod Sadler is a former cop-turned-true crime writer. His second book, "A Slayer Waits" tells the story of an escaped convict who murdered an elderly farm couple after his escape from prison.  Rod discusses who the convict was, how he was caught, and how Rod wrote the book.  Listen in to this exciting tale!  Check out Rod's website here and his Twitter account here. You can pick up "A Slayer Waits" here.  ________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
He was considered one of the greats in the world of science fiction, sadly H. Beam Piper passed away way to young back in 1964 at his own hand. However, he left behind a prolific legacy of amazing writing and some of it celebrated his and mine adopted hometown of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.   I had the chance to write an article about his life for the "Williamsport Sun Gazette." I wanted to share the article here and an audio version of his short story that the good people of Librivox posted on their site here. The story is read by an amazing reader credited as Bellona Times.  To find out more about H. Beam Piper, check out the amazing sites run by David Johnson and John Carr (also note I got the image of Piper from this site) .   _______ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Prolific True Crime Author Kathryn Casey stopped by to talk about her latest book IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE KAUFMAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR MURDERS" which is currently available on Amazon.  We discuss how a political rivalry went very bad and led to the death of three individuals and the sentence of death for a fourth.  We discuss how she became interested in the case and we also discuss the process it takes to research and write a true crime story.  Sit back and listen and enjoy!  ________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Police officer & author Michael J. Worden hosts Murder in the Hudson Valley on Hudson River Radio with writer and (friend of the CotS) Linda Zimmermann.   Michael wrote a book called The Murder of Richard Jennings which detailed the first murder for hire in New York state. The murder of Jennings led to a double hanging in Orange County, New York in 1818. Michael and Linda even discussed the murder on their show here on Spotify. Michael stopped by to talk about his book, which you can get at Michael's site here.  Listen in and let's go back 200 years!  _______ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks   --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The amazing Joshua Lancaster and Sherrie Ward, the hosts of the "Wardcaster Files," stopped by to talk about true crime, their interest and we discussed several cases they covered on their show.  Joshua and Sherrie have a big heart for the persons, friends and families for those affected by these crimes. However, it does not stop them from being engaging, insightful and enjoyable!  Listen in to your talk and go back and listen to their podcast!  Find them on Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook as well as a Facebook group. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
It was 1956, in Tonronto, Wayne Mallette was found murdered and 14 year-old Ron Moffatt was arrested and convicted of the murder. However, when two other children were found murdered, police arrested Peter Woodcock, later David Michael Krueger.  Moffatt was released, however, the murder has hung over him like a cloud.   Writer Nate Hendley researched and wrote about Moffatt's story in the book The Boy on the Bicycle. He details the murder and how Moffatt was able to rebuild his life.  Nate spoke with Conversations of the Strange about the book, Ron Moffatt and the ultimate fate of serial killer Peter Woodcock.  Listen in!  ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jodi McDaniel Lowery chronicled the story of murderer Janice Buttrum. In September 1980, she and her husband, Daniel, murdered 19 year-old Demetra Parker in her book, JAN: The Youngest Woman Sentenced to Georgia's Death Row from Outskirts Press. After being caught, both of them were sentenced to death. However, Janice's sentence was commuted to life in prison.   Jodi talks with us about chronicling the murder, her interviews with Janice and the real story behind the murder and Janice's life in prison.   Visit Jodi's Facebook page here. Listen in to one of the most tragic and informative interviews we have covered here at Conversations of the Strange!   ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" at our website here and on our Facebook page here. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Every state has a legend, and our new friend Tanner Davidson is looking for the cryptozoological beasts an monsters to discuss! Listen in to our awesome interview!  We discuss bigfoot, lake monsters, and the awesomeness that is Anchor.Fm.  Check out his website here and his Facebook here.   NOTE: We had technical issues in this episode. Thanks. ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" here and on Facebook. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We had the chance to talk with Philip Cappello the director of the horror thriller "Hell's Caretaker." It's the story of "has recently inherited his parents' old farmhouse in Vermont. Sam's faithful dog is sick and must be put down. At his ten-year high school reunion Sam meets up with a gang of friends. They decide to take his dog to the farmhouse for one last party weekend but have no idea the horror that awaits them."  Check out his movie on the YouTube King's of Horror Channel here.  ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" here and on Facebook. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
It has been four years since Missy Bevers, a wife and mother of three, was found murdered in a church in Midlothian, Texas. Chilling footage of the suspect was released and it featured an individual dressed in tactical police gear was released to the public. However, no one has yet to be charged for the murder.   In this episode, we speak with "The True Crime Broads" - Crystal Lawson and Renae Rodden - who have been breaking down the murder and discussing every aspect each week on their podcast.   Check out our interview with Crystal and Renae as they talk about what Missy meant to them personally and their thoughts on the case.   Check out their podcast on Anchor.Fm here. ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" here and on Facebook. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
About a year ago, I watched an independent movie called EMPTY ROOMS (made in 2012).  It freaked me out!  It reminded me of "THE OTHERS" with Nicole Kidman and Christopher "The Doctor When DOCTOR WHO was Good" Eccleston!  I managed to track down the director, Adam Lamas, and we began to talk.  I had to have him on "Conversations of the Strange" and he was kind enough to do an interview! He also shared a link to see his movie on Vimeo here. Use the password: Emptyrooms2323!  to see it! Listen in!  ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" here and on Facebook. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
As we continue being stuck at home, we have a chat with the awesome Bobby Nash - an awesome writer! We talk about his action hero and detective Abraham Snow! We talk about his love of 1970s and 1980s detective shows that inspired Snow and his new book SNOW STAR!  You can pick up a copy of his books here!  Listen in!  Check out Bobby Nash on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  ___________ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" here and on Facebook. _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We welcome multi-genre author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto to the program. We talk with her about her new book "Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers." The second book in the series, "Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns" is due out in July 2020.   We talk with her about her book, the support of various animal charities and how she became the popular crime writer she is today!  You can visit her site here, her Facebook page, and her Twitter account.  Pick up "Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers" here.  _______ Don't forget to visit "Conversations of the Strange" here and on Facebook.   _______ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Linda Zimmermann has been a long time friend! We talk the recent Covid 19 outbreak; her new podcast radio drama - "Science Friction Theater"; her show "Murder in the Hudson Valley" which are on Hudson River Radio. Check out Linda's website here.  Check out her co-host Michael J. Worden's site here.   You can see the comic book Linda Zimmermann did with my dear friends at Pinion Comics here.  Don't forget to visit our homepage here and on our Facebook page.   ________________________________ New theme credit - "Extinction Level Event" by Jingle Punks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Will Holland is many things - a talented writer, an awesome artist and a podcaster! However, he is one heck of a guy!  Join us as we talk about his character PENCIL NINJA, growing up with a love of comic books!  We talk about his books - check out his Amazon page here!  We also talk about his podcast "Conversations About..." (great title, right!)  And we also discuss the new CHRISTMAS CAROL with Guy Pearce as Scrooge.   Listen in!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Bill Oberst Jr. has been a friend for years! He stopped by to talk about his past projects "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies", acting his current Ray Bradbury project!  He also spoke about how important his faith was to him!  Check out his website and his Facebook page.  Listen in!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
As the first decade of the Twenty First Century came to a close, Jeremiah Greer hosted one of the most famous internet shows dealing with the unusual and that was "Shadows in the Dark." It was all over the internet and it inspired a loyal following.  However, the show came to an end, but Jeremiah is still out there keeping busy and being an all around great guy!  Check out our interview with Jeremiah and listen as he talks about his time on Shadows in Dark!  Check out Jeremiah's shop of vintage items here and his YouTube channel featuring his music here!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We had the chance to speak with Rob Caprilozzi, the director of the documentary of "Halloween in a Box." The interesting documentary talks about the history of the Halloween costume in American culture. We talk with Rob about how he made the documentary and what he enjoyed about this beloved and spooky holiday.   Check out "Halloween in a Box's" trailer here.  View the movie on Amazon here.  Visit Rob Caprilozzi's HNN Productions here.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Author and investigator Randy Williams stopped by to talk about his book SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE AUTUMN OF TERROR. While he writes it as a Sherlock Holmes novel, he shares the real story behind Jack the Ripper.  Pick up a copy of the book here and visit his Facebook page here.  Don't forget to visit Conversations of the Strange here.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Writer Robert Damon Schneck talked with writer Don Everett Smith Jr. about his favorite top five horror movies! Kick back, relax and listen and enjoy!! Check out Robert's Facebook  group "Historian of the Strange" here.  Check out Conversations of the Strange new web site here and the new Facebook page here.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Podcast Details

Created by
Don Smith
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Oct 27th, 2019
Latest Episode
Aug 7th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
24
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
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