Tue, 26 March 2019
Think you know the story behind TNT's 'I Am The Night?'
Think you know everything about The Black Dahlia?
A few years ago, I recorded an interview with Steve Hodel, son of George Hodel, shadowy figure in I Am the Night and potential Black Dahlia suspect.
Based on the surge in popularity of that episode, I'm re-releasing BOTH episodes—over 3 hours—in celebration of the show and renewed interest in the case.
Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective, shared his fascinating upbringing with me, as well as the details he believes proves a link between his father, George Hill Hodel, and the murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947.
This true crime episode revolves around more than just the most significant unsolved murder in LA's history, it delves into the seamy underbelly of the world of LA in the 1940s, and I feel honored to be able to present this interview, nearly unedited, to you, the public.
I'll be re-releasing the second part in a few days, but if you just can't wait, here's the link to Episode 202 with Steve Hodel.
Sat, 16 March 2019
This is the third and final installment of the life and crimes of Paul Dennis Reid (AKA The Fast Food Killer). Here are links to Part I and Part II of the trilogy. As mentioned before, the entirety of this true crime series is based on the book When Nashville Bled: The Untold True Stories of Serial Killer Paul Dennis Red, by Judith A. Yates.
Paul Dennis Reid—or PDR, as he is often called in the podcast—ups the ante in his reign of terror in Nashville by kidnapping two women from a Baskin Robbins in Clarksville, TN and butchering them in a nearby state park.
This true crime saga is as brutal as it is heartbreaking. As far as Nashville goes, Paul Dennis Reid is evil to the core, as is evidenced in his horrific crime spree and (thankfully) sudden downfall.
It's hard to determine whether or not Reid is best described as a serial killer or a spree killer, given the motive for his crimes—money. Either way, he's a brutal, unfeeling murderer, and his story makes for a true crime legend the likes of which Music City has rarely seen.
The next series after the Paul Dennis Reid Trilogy will be based on the groundbreaking book A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man, by Michael Bishop.
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