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Jim Harold's Crime Scene
Jim Harold interviews authors and experts on true crime. Past guests have included Pulitzer Prize winners, best selling authors and popular true crime podcasters.
Jun 19, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/42PjjQ7 Thanks Railey Jane for a great conversation! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
Jun 5, 2023
Retail Gangster - The Story of Crazy Eddie - Crime Scene 205
https://jimharold.com/retail-gangster-the-story-of-crazy-eddie-crime-scene-205/New 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: https://amzn.to/3WTTKvJ Thanks Gary!
May 16, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/42KbxHW Thanks Dr. Badal!
May 1, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3LudGjM Thanks Alexander! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
Apr 18, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/40iKKR3 Thanks Dr. Johnston! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
Mar 20, 2023
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: https://killerpodcasts.com/carol-costello-presents-blind-rage Thank you Carol for sharing this important story.
Mar 13, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3YLQhi2 Thanks Richard! -- For more information on our podcast data policy CLICK HERE
Feb 27, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3xX8tuo We thank Brad for appearing on the show.
Feb 20, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3YNxTGt Thanks Camilla! Artwork image generated by Dall E 2 with text and Jim Harold logo added by Jim Harold Media.
Feb 13, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3XI0Hix Thanks Kit!
Feb 6, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3I1b1gE Thanks Chris!
Jan 30, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3JurICn Thanks Kate!
Jan 23, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3HoVNSk Thanks Caitlin! - This content is for adults. Thank you for listening.
Jan 9, 2023
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: https://amzn.to/3WYLoSH Thanks Edward!
Dec 18, 2019
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!
Dec 11, 2019
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!
Dec 7, 2019
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!
Oct 30, 2019
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 Amazon.com: Law and Addiction Thanks Mike!
Oct 18, 2019
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!
Sep 5, 2019
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!