Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

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This bonus episode gives news and announcements for the month of May including information on Season 4.  Website: www.truecrimepodcast.com  Social Media: Twitter - @uponacrime and @tacoboutcrime Facebook and Instagram - @onceuponacrimepod Patreon -…
A mother takes justice into her own hands in Jamestown, California in 1993 when she discovers her son has been abused by a child molester.  Some called her a hero, others denounced her actions as vigilantism.  This is Chapter 2 of "Disorder in the …
In 2005, a man on trial for rape escapes custody in Atlanta's Fulton County Courthouse and goes on a violent rampage.  This is Chapter 1 of "Disorder in the Court".   Today's Sponsor:  Harper Wilde - www.harperwilde.com/ONCE for a free home try-on …
A summer ball game descends into chaos when a promotional event goes seriously awry.  This is the last chapter in the series "Bad Sports" recounting the Cleveland Indians' "Ten Cent Beer Night" riot.  Today's sponsor:  Hask Beauty - www.haskbeauty.…
A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence.  Resources:  Article: A Yellow Card, Then Unfathomable Violence in Brazil by Jere Longman and Taylor Barnes for The New York Times, October 31, 2013 "Football …
Ray and Sally McNeil were a married couple who were both accomplished athletes in the sport of professional bodybuilding.  But, a combination of infidelity, abuse and anabolic steroid use would lead to a final, bloody confrontation on Valentine’s D…
This month I'll be sharing stories of outrageous crimes that occurred at sporting events or by sports figures.   First up, a neighborhood ice rink, a pee-wee hockey pick-up game and some unsportsmanlike conduct leads to a confrontation between pare…
A man starts having vivid memories of a violent crime he believes he may have committed during an alcoholic blackout.  Sponsor:  Backblaze - www.Backblaze.com/ONCE to receive a 15-day no risk free trial of Backblaze's cloud backup and storage servi…
I conclude the story about Eileen Franklin who claimed to have witnessed her friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason's murder in 1969. She would say her memory of the event was only recovered after 20 years.  Her story would begin a debate about the validit…
In this series I'll share crime stories that feature a very strange and rare phenomenon - recovered memories of murder.  Is it possible to forget about a murder?  Could a traumatic event, like witnessing a violent crime, cause a person to repress t…
A career criminal commits multiple murders plus an attempted murder and continues to be released on parole.  This is the case of Michael Keith Moon.  CrimeCon: www.crimecon.com  Use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your standard registration.  Patr…
On this bonus episode, I interview actor and producer Alison Sweeney about the new Hallmark Channel mystery series Chronicle Mysteries.  Alison plays Alex McPherson, a true crime podcaster who finds herself investigating crimes in her small town.  …
In the conclusion of the story of Louise Peete, the convicted murderess is released from prison and, before long, goes on to commit another violent crime.  Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  Dead Woman Walking:…
I'm pleased to announce my new podcast "Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime"!  Each episode will feature me and a special guest host talking about what's new, hot, and trending in true crime - in a fun and casual format.  First episode drops on February 19…
In this episode. I share a story about a particularly lethal woman who's long criminal career saw her acquitted of a murder, sentenced to life for another and still released to continue her murderous ways. This is Part One of the case of Louise Pee…
On this bonus episode I discuss the new movie "The Amityville Murders" with the director Daniel Farrands.    With his new film, Farrands out to tell the real story of the DeFeo family mass murder that took place in Amityville, New York in 1974.  Ma…
A man murders three innocent teens in 1966, is sentenced to death and later is released from prison to kill again.  This is the case of Kenneth Allen McDuff aka "The Broomstick Killer".  Photo: Kenneth Allen McDuff at his first trial in 1966 for t…
A rare form of serial killer are Black Widows - women who kill their spouses and other family members - usually for financial gain.  Even more rare are Black Widow Sisters.  This week I'll share two stories of sisters who set up murder syndicates f…
In this episode of The Next Chapter I interview author Jesse Pollack about his book The Acid King that details a true crime case that happened in Northport, New York in the summer of 1984.  The Acid King on Amazon.com  Jesse Pollack on Twitter: @j…
Just a short announcement about January's release schedule. 
A woman is discovered to have murdered two of her husbands and hid their bodies in her yard.   Resources:  Book: Buried Memories: The Bloody Crimes and Execution of the Texas Black Widow by Irene Pence Article: CNN.com - "Texas Executes Betty Lou B…
The heart of a man is darkness... No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Based on actual events, this immersive audio experi…
In this episode of The Next Chapter I interview author Corey Mead about his book The Lost Pilots which details a fascinating true crime case from the 1920s.   The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple by…
Enjoy this ad-free episode of the new podcast from the Parcast Network Mind's Eye!  This is the first fiction podcast from the network that brought you Serial Killers and Cults.  Homicide detective Kate McClay is having terrifying dreams.  She disc…
As a special holiday episode Yolanda from Not Perfect or Functional Podcast aka my little sister returns! This time we discuss the ever-debated Darlie Routier case.   Yolanda's Podcast: www.notperfectorfunctional.com or look for it under "Not Perfe…
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Podcast Details
Started
Jun 9th, 2016
Latest Episode
May 13th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
153
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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