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Tuesday, June 15th – Guest: Elizabeth Randall

Elizabeth Randall – The Murder of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

Over four decades ago, a woman was hacked to death with a machete in broad daylight on the front steps of her white mansion bordered by a busy residential street. The murder of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley is legend in St. Augustine, Florida. Elizabeth Randall will discuss her meticulous research and evidence that she has collected that reveals the whole truth. She invites you to make your own judgement on whether this case is still “cold” or “closed.”

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Elizabeth Randall is a widely-published freelance writer for Salon, Education Week, Parabola, Tropic Magazine, The Orlando Sentinel, Florida magazine and is the author of five non-fiction books. She is currently a retired English teacher with a Master’s degree in English Education.

BOOKS:

Murder in St. Augustine; the Mysterious Case of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

Haunted St. Augustine and St. Johns County

Women In White: The Haunting of Northeast Florida

An Ocklawaha River Odyssey

WEBSITES:

ElizabethRandallAuthor.com

Elizabeth Randall on Muck Rack

TWITTER:

@elizrand1031

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All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
For more info on The Rentals and Q36 visit: https://therentals.bandcamp.com/

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/q36/1509863328

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Friday, April 23rd – Guest: Philip Jett

Philip Jett – The Kidnapping of “Mr. Exxon”

Philip Jett discusses one of the most fascinating, factual crime investigations since Patty Hearst. On April 29, 1992, Exxon International President Sidney J. Reso was abducted when he left for the office. No one saw or heard anything. So what happened?

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Philip Jett is a former corporate attorney who represented corporations, hospitals, CEOs, and celebrities from the music, television, and sports industries. His debut nonfiction book The Death of an Heir was named one of the best true-crime stories that year by the New York Times. Jett lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

BOOKS:

The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty 

Taking Mr. Exxon: The Kidnapping of an Oil Giant’s President

WEBSITE:

PhilipJett.com

TWITTER:

@PhilipJett

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All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
For more info on The Rentals and Q36 visit: https://therentals.bandcamp.com/

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/q36/1509863328

 

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Friday, February 19th – Guest: Janice Oberding

Janice Oberding – Ghosts, True Crime, and Lore of Nevada

Nevada has been the seat of silver fever, the wild west and ghost stories to back up the wild lifestyle that has always been there. Janice Oberding will focus on the interesting history, hauntings and horrific crimes that season the landscape of our 36th state.

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Janice Oberding, a Nevada author whose topics include the paranormal, history and true crime, has been involved in the paranormal for over 40 years. She has written over 20 books and taught the first ever online WebCT ghost hunting class at Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada. She also taught classes about Nevada’s History and Hauntings at Western Nevada Community College and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC). Janice was instrumental in creating Truckee Meadows Community College’s Paranormal Series which continues to this day and she is still involved in that. Janice has appeared in many TV shows on the Syfy Channel, the History Channel, LivingTV and the Travel Channel.

BOOKS:

Murders, Mysteries, and Misdemeanors of Las Vegas (America Through Time)

Ghosts and Legends of Nevada’s Highway 50

The Big Book of California Ghost Stories

A Death in Tonopah: The Unsolved Murder of Alice Nashlund

TWITTER:

@JaniceOberding

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All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
For more info on The Rentals and Q36 visit: https://therentals.bandcamp.com/

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/q36/1509863328

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 14th – Aaron Gulyas – Origins of Modern Conspiracy Culture

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Aaron Gulyas

Since 2017, Aaron Gulyas has produced and hosted The Saucer Life, a podcast which explores the history, lore, and culture of flying saucer belief. He is the author of several books including Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist (“A significant contribution to the body of literature on the UFO phenomenon in general and the contactee movement in specific”- Journal of Popular Culture), Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives (“an updated and well researched genealogy of some of the most enduring tropes of conspiracy lore”- Nova Religio), and The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television (“a helpful volume, and one that should be appreciated by scholars”- The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts). He has also written or edited a vast number of articles and books on much more boring subjects. Gulyas teaches history in Michigan, where he lives with his very, very patient family.

LINKS –

Podcast & Blog – SaucerLife.com

Aaron Gulyas on Amazon – Author & Book Links

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 7th – Chris Semtner – Edgar Allan Poe

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Chris Semtner

The Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, Chris Semtner has written several books and chapters on topics including Edgar Allan Poe, visual art, crime fiction, and cryptography in addition to contributing articles to Biography.com, Resources for American Literary Studies, Crime Writers’ Chronicle, and The Edgar Allan Poe Review. He has curated critically acclaimed exhibits for museums and galleries across the country with his Library of Virginia exhibit Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster earning the praise of The New York Times.

As curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, his exhibits for the Poe Museum brought that institution recognition and honors from TIME Magazine, USA Today, and several others. Semtner has collaborated on Poe-inspired performances with groups including the Latin Ballet of Virginia, the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, and the Garth Newel Music Center. Semtner has been interviewed on BBC4, PBS, Travel Channel, Military History, NPR, CNN, and other networks and featured in The New York Times, American Road Magazine, Smithsonian.com and several other publications.

He regularly speaks about a variety of unusual, obscure, and macabre subjects to groups of all ages at a variety of venues around the United States, from the Steampunk World’s Fair to the Library of Congress, and as far away as Japan. Chris Semtner is an internationally exhibited fine artist whose paintings have entered numerous private and public collections including the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland.  Chrissemtner.com

LINKS –

ChrisSemtner.com

PoeMuseum.org

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Monday, April 20th – Guest: Alan R. Warren

Alan R. Warren -Doomsday Cults and True Crime

Alan Warren will discuss the reality of cults and how they are still around now more than ever. He will also talk about the characteristics of the leaders and followers of them, and our fascination with true crime.

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Alan R. Warren has his Masters Degree in Music from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and a Recording & Sound Engineering Diploma from the Juno Award-winning Bullfrog Studios in Vancouver B.C. Canada. Alan started writing for articles in True Case Files Magazine and is still a contributor to Serial Killer Magazine. Since then he has completed 16 true crime books for two different publishers, RJ Parker/Vronksy Publishing in Toronto, Canada and WildBlue Press in America.

BOOKS:

Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages

In Chains: The Dangerous World of Human Trafficking

The Last Man Standing Is Jack David McCullough

The Killing Game: The True Story of Rodney Alcala

Above Suspicion: Russell Williams: A Canadian Serial Killer

WEBSITE/LINKS:

AlanRWarren.com

House of Mystery Radio

TWITTER:

@radiocubb