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Testimony Under Duress with Brian McLaren
"Today. Special guest is the author of faith after doubt brian mclaren. Welcome to the show. Thanks great to be with you. Michael appreciate you coming on and sending me the book that's awesome. I always love getting books from the gas. Really fun the honest with you. Though man i was a little disappointed. There was no No autograph for you know. We'll have to try to remedy. That somehow awesome good. I like those special notes that they send me. Those are fun so does a little bit about your book. Well i was a pastor for twenty years and my life as a pastor. I had so many folks come to me over the years with their questions and doubts and things that just didn't make sense and Sometimes their questions really sort of the united my own questions and So i've always been interested about the intersection of pay out. Especially i grew up in a super conservative religious background. Where it wasn't real. You know ask asking questions and acknowledging that weren't really allowed so I left the past some years ago. And i i still speak primarily to pass pastors and i would say that hardly a week goes by where i don't hear from several people who tell me their pace falling apart or you're having serious doubts about this or that element of it and it's surprising how many clergy are also in that situation. So all that interesting together to say this is. This is something. I've been struggling with for a long time and Maybe something. I could help others with interesting. So do you think it's it's a good thing to doubt. Let's put it this way. It's a bad thing to just believe something because somebody else told you. You have two more threaten you with some punishment. If you didn't say that you believe honesty's important and stout important on a doubt in and of itself won't get us to where we need to go but faith without any doubt. is I think it's pretty dangerous. It among other things it sets us up to be exploited. It sets us up to the Ripped off by con artists because then con con artists. Were they they tell us to believe what they say and put son has been where Where we end up being manipulated manipulated by our ninety faith. Yeah scary stuff. A lot of cutler's out there and get you in you know you just go follow the group. Whatever the group does here drink this cool eight. It'll be great. do what what. What's a little scary is those kinds of Those kinds of connor artists exist in the world of religion and in the world of business and in the world of politics there hammer. unfortunately religious communities can easily become aggregate For people who want to believe and and then they become aggravates for people who can be manipulated. So that's why. I think it's important to help Christians and people of other religions well but for me as a christian especially how christians and especially i have a soft spot in my heart for pastors. Since i was one for so long to help passed a better job on helping people honest with their questions and doubts interesting. Kinda wanna go back to something. You said there for a minute. You said punishment if they don't say that they believe it. So do you. Do you find that if if if you don't believe something a punishment for not believing that is wrong or shouldn't be done a well. Maybe i maybe. I can explain it like this. I'm one of the things. I wanna the insights really that became clear from within. The book is how faith isn't just an individual. Aw an individual experience and doubt is not just an individual experience but because we belong to communities that are often bound together by agreements to certain creeds doctrinal statements or agrees that our social life is really wrapped up our doubts as well and And so what we end up experiencing a lot of its experience is that were part of a group and we just raise an honest sincere question and then people realize this is a question that our group is not allowed to ask and so The punishment might being new won't be allowed to be a small group leader anymore. Because we don't trust you anymore because you admitted that you have this question now. Probably a lot of other people that question through but they just hadn't admitted it or it could even go farther where people are at the face the possibility of excommunication and and there's not just the theological dimension that but that often means separation from family and friends. I in the beginning book. I tell the story the young man who came to see me he was a pastor. He he dared to question what most of us would consider an extremely esoteric doctrine of his little church and And he was kicked out and among the people who kick about were his parents and his gra- one grandparents so you can imagine how devastated.
The Peace of God and Stress Management
"I leave with you. We're born again. We have the prince of peace living on the inside of us way down deep inside if you think about a body of water and a storm comes over that water you're gonna save rippling waves a disturbance on the surface but down deep is just as quiet as quiet can be. That's why piece is described as quiet heart. All kinds of things can be going on around us. But if we stay in communication with god and we continue to lean on him and rely on him we can still have his piece. That doesn't mean we have to love the circumstance. That doesn't even mean that it doesn't hurt but it does mean that we can have this special kind of peace. The peace that the world offers is a piece that only works when circumstances sued us. But jesus has given us something. That's far superior to that. He's giving us a piece. That really the best way to say is a piece. That just doesn't make any sense. It's an unreasonable piece. In other words. I don't know how i can have peace. You almost feel embarrassed to tell anybody you've got peace because they are going to thank. You are just being hyper religious or something but you honestly can have peace in the most difficult circumstance. If you really have a depth of relationship with god. And i'll tell you. I think we need more. I will lovingly called deeper teaching. And then i was thinking about that some this week i was just pondering a lot of different things and how years ago there actually were. Conferences called the deeper life conferences. And i think we need some more those in luke chapter five. Jesus said come on into the deep and get ready for a hall so we need to learn how to live out of our hearts and live out of our spirits and not. Just keep reacting according to everything. That's going on around us. Well i don't know how to do that. Okay well what value do you place on peace. You're not going to get much out of this if you don't really make your mind up. That piece is probably one of the top most valuable things that you have. The love of god is way up there at the top. The grace of god is awesome. But i tell you this piece that is so important. Let me ask you a question. What's the point of even getting out of bed if you've got to get out of bed and be upset settled and that's why some people get depressed. Don't bother to get out of bed. They just stay in bed. Because i don't want to face another day but that's not the answer. The answer is not to hide from life is not to avoid are issues is to learn how to deal with things the way jesus dealt with things. Let me share my journey of stress with you a little bit so you know that i know what i'm talking about first of all. I was sexually abused by my father for many years. Married the first guy that came along. Because i thought nobody would ever want me and he was a con artist and a petty crook and ended up going to jail for stealing and that was a five year nightmare on top of an eighteen year nightmare. So now i'm twenty. I'm twenty three. And i'm just messed up. You know it's amazing. How many people look good on the outside but boy they are messed up. And i think they created the word dysfunction for me i just see that's why i am just sold radical about the word of god because this is what has changed me
The Hippie Trail Killer Charles Sobhraj
"Nineteen seventy four, thirty year, old Charles Sobhraj had an international rap sheet that would make any con artists blush. He committed grand theft auto and France smuggled black vehicles into Bombay oath thousands to Macau's casinos and robbed a jewelry store and telly. Perhaps. Worst of all Charles tricked his half brother Andre into switching places with him abandoning him to eighteen years of hard labor. Charles was a manipulator of the highest order and he was only shot just getting started after his escape from a Turkish prison. Charles made his way back to Southeast Asia from there, he concocted a scheme to con people out of their money and identities. Charles, stationed himself along the HIPPIE trail, a tourist laden road between Thailand and Turkey because he was half Indian and half Vietnamese he easily blended in and could pose a helpful local. He often claimed to be a gem dealer or photographer and offered his services to help guide Western tourists. Once he gained their trust, he robbed them blind or convinced them to smuggle precious gems for him. For over a year Charles Rome to Southeast Asia perfecting his scams and in May of nineteen seventy five, he was in northern India carrying out his usual scheme on some French tourists when he met a young Canadian woman who would change everything. Twenty, nine year old marie-andree. Leclair was French Canadian and had never traveled outside of her country. But when she arrived in India, she was delighted to meet a man who introduced himself as a long goatee. Along was really Charles who used his fluency in French to Charles Marie and convince her he was a famous photographer. Charles Pursued Marie suddenly at first coming across us a mysterious rogue adventurer then to Marie, it seemed like he wasn't entirely interested. So of course, she fell head over heels in love with him. When her vacation eventually came to a close Charles asked her to stay and travel with him through Thailand but Marie used she had a life back home in Canada once in Quebec. However, Marie couldn't stop thinking about the mysterious along she wondered if she should have prolonged her travels and as she felt the weight of regret, a slew of love letters from her dashing prints made up her mind. Convinced. He was the one Marie flew back to meet Charles in. August of Nineteen, seventy five. She was completely devoted to him and completely unaware of his criminal past or his criminal present for that matter. That Fall Charles Marie were in Thailand spending time in the coastal town of Taya. But when they met a young Australian couple Charles knew it was the perfect opportunity to test Marie devotion to him. He Convinced Marie to help him drug their coconut milk when the tourists were knocked out Charles and Marie stole all of their belongings and ran by the time. The Australians Awoke Charles. Marie were Long Gone
Scambusters: Be aware of work-at-home scams
"WSB scam Alert con artist petal work from home schemes in in the the pandemic. pandemic. Naomi Naomi Simms Simms thought thought she'd she'd been been hired hired as as a a contractor contractor threw threw it it a a cab cab company, company, but but a a month month in in no no paycheck paycheck calling calling and and calling calling and and No No one one would would answer answer the the phone phone channel Two action news tracks down the company and discovers its name and address had been hijacked. The Georgia Attorney General Warren Scammers, are preying on people's desperation.
"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
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"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
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Summer of Celebrity Splits, Big Brother's Big Risk & Plastic Surgery Catfish
"Welcome to nightly pop the best place for a facelift advice and break up revenge. Lena's off tonight. But Hunter has here as always and our new best friend Luke. A thoughts is back for more. Hi Guys. Thank you so much. I know I had one day off but I'm back I'm here. Today and let me tell you. Is Easy to make it look. Really did we I just need I think I should ask Vivica did hunter up any prompter Vivica he mess up any reads that you can run. Maybe, once to very honest with you, I was very proud. That he like got in there and all that snow and. Charming. As he lies on yet Morgan between me and Roxy D. as so he loved it I'll I'll right he was in a sandwich there. Okay. All right I guess we're not gonNA top any of the comments that were just made Cilicia get right into it is officially this summer of splits Kelly Clarkson Julianne Huff. Meghan. Fox Kristen Cavalieri. The plug on their relationships VIVICA. Florentine all this lockdown. But do you think this is what's driving couples to just be Finito Dunn's Oh absolutely they are spending more time than what they ever had. When you know celebrities were always on the road working on a said, you know you get to see someone and it's like honeymoon you get to have a lot of Kline I remember I dated a guy and it was so much fun. I was on the road and the moment that the tour was over I. Think we broke up in a couple of months. To. He musician was shot. MARCI was I honey? Mortga do not confuse VIVICA. For anyone less than a god. Okay because she's Doing it well. Share I I think people are breaking up in the celebrity will because one of the most attractive things about a celebrity is their success it's that they're. And, they're good what they do and when you see them without that success, not only do you feel less attractive to them? They feel as attractive themselves we have like we're in this industry because of our ego because we need to be seen. Not Seen we kind of become worse people unranked. We'd be. Real, little school anyway moving on big brothers back tonight there is already drama according to multiple reports Julie Chen revealed some of this season's potential contestants tested positive for Kobe nineteen. She says they were paid for the final cast but okay hunter would you still what I don't even know him asking me this would you go into that house mortgage? How bad do you think my career is going if you if that's the question they're going into big brother now I've got to television shows Morgan okay. I'm doing. Okay. Don't I don't even know why bother I mean we have I'm not GonNa ask you because you are a legitimate movie star and you're not going into that house. But if somebody said I'm giving you five million bucks to do this. Would you? Let you know that the offer did come my way and it's not five million bucks. But I'm going to ask Charlie. Yeah it's not holy cow. It's been the five million dollars on that set and getting everyone there. To do it and I can live with another person let alone sixteen is it like twelve or singling on that house yet? No. My worst never ever Talaat. Moving to Morgan's house right now, I feel like moving to Morgan House and I get to hang out with Jordan all the time. It's GonNa make. Their relationship better because Jordan is not going to spend as much time with Morgan film it. Little brother and it's. It's a perfect show. Yeah. I think. So we just recovering from me yelling about the fact that there was no Wifi, but I just wasn't connected to wi FIS. So anyway. He's like everyone has wife I'm like, yeah I'm not on the WIFI moving on. News for anyone looking to get a face lift a you might get catfish. Dr. Jacobo. Who just gave Sonja? Morgan her new look lanes he's dealing with online imposters. He tells page. Con Artists are creating fake social media accounts and cat fishing his patients one client was even tricked into wiring twenty grand deposit I mean. People falling for this. Clue. One twenty thousand dollars but that just goes to show you like. Doing Corona that people were you know happy to be more natural and not getting. To be so tight and so right even though I must say he looks like he does excellent Oh my thing is i. think plastic surgery especially something as serious an entire facelift or no job or something you should do your research and if you can't even properly research who the doctor supposed to be. Sending it to like an offshore account. Then, you deserve a bad nose job in my opinion. On Yourself. I I love an offshore account though I love the sound of that. Nice offshore. Offshore Bank Account I. Love it like. So, desperate for beauty and that he has just answer. Yes
Joe Biden, Elon Musk, And Barack Obama's Twitter Accounts Were Hacked In A Bitcoin Scam
"Con artist today apparently hacked into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians and major companies in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The ruse included bogus tweets from Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co founder Bill Gates and Tesla's The evil Elon Musk of the fake tweets offered to send $2000 for every $1000 sent to a Bitcoin address. Twitter didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
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"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
"Poison is an extremely rare method of murder. The FBI estimates that it's only used in half of one percent of homicides in the United States. When it is employed, the victim is typically someone close to the perpetrator. This makes poison attractive to killer caregivers and mothers killing their children. The FBI says that women are seven times more likely to poison their victims than men in addition killers over thirty or two times more likely to use poising than murderers. Their victims are often vulnerable populations, typically young children or older adults. The method often deceives investigators as a poisoning death can look similar to a natural death, especially in older patients, according to researchers. Marine Lima Franz Konrad. Is the most common type of poison used in homicides? That's because it's colorless. Tasteless odorless often given in small doses over a long period of time. Victims are usually completely unaware. They're being poisoned. Too late? In, modern times, testing for poisons has become more advanced, but historically poisoning was very difficult to detect. In today's crime bites, we'll investigate three cases of poisoning and delve into the motivations of the killers responsible. Our first clip comes from podcast original female criminals covering the crimes of Marjorie Congdon Marjorie strongly suspected of killing five people, but was never actually convicted of murder. Marjorie struggled with mental health issues from a young age. It's been speculated that she had an antisocial personality disorder, but because of the social stigma surrounding mental health Marjorie never received treatment instead her wealthy mother Elizabeth indulged her bad behaviour and took care of any problems with payout once she was an adult. Elizabeth cut off her impulsive daughter. She wouldn't see any more of her mother's money until she was dead. In November of nineteen seventy-three, Marjorie went to visit her mother. She brought a jar of homemade marmalade with her. This was an odd choice of a gift. As Elizabeth was diabetic and couldn't eat something as sugary as Marmalade but Marjorie insisted that Elizabeth share a marmalade sandwich with her. When Elizabeth declined, citing her dietary restrictions Marjorie pushed the issue. Finally, Elizabeth's nurse intervened. She didn't want to fight. Break Out, so she assured Elizabeth that it was okay to eat one small. Sandwich Marjorie prepared the sandwiches and then sat and with her mother after the meal and a brief conversation. Marjorie left. She took the remaining Marmalade with her. That night Elizabeth slipped into a coma. When her nurse arrived the next morning, she was frightened to find that Elizabeth wouldn't wake up by the time doctor arrived. Elizabeth was awake, but confused her blood, pressure and pulse were dangerously low. The doctor took a blood sample to try to determine what had caused. The episode tests showed that Elizabeth suffered from an overdose of tranquilizer called M-. appropriate. Elizabeth's nurse remembered Marjorie insistence. Insistence that Elizabeth eat a Marmalade Sandwich, but by now the sandwiches and the Marmalade were long gone, and there was no way to test for poison. Marjorie must have been devastated to learn of Elizabeth's recovery. She even reportedly told a friend. She was disappointed not to receive her greatly needed inheritance for her entire life. Marjorie had blamed Elizabeth for all of her problems. She believed she'd be free with Elizabeth's death. Dr Donald W black of the University of Iowa carver. College of Medicine explained in an interview that people with APD tend to externalize guilt. Even when caught doing something wrong person with a PD will blame their victims for creating a situation where the wrongdoer feels compelled to harm.
"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
"Then in the summer of Nineteen ninety-seven Sean Davies died. I show Hob was the only one present at the hospital at the time at the inquest into her death. The coroner asked Aisha whether Sean had any children I said no I shall later justified her actions, saying quote. We definitely didn't want Katie to be taken away and not participate in building a new society and quote. Julia even amidst John's death, there was still a strong belief in Balas vision of a new world. Later I should would admit that grief and guilt caught up with her to some degree. After she left the called, she admitted that the thought of leaving the workers. Institute had crossed her mind several times, but every time she started to think about how she would exit. She quickly realized she had nowhere to go. She recounted. I had nobody outside I had lost contact with my family I had no money. I had no job and I might have been deported Dr Kathleen Taylor. A cognitive neuroscientist asserts that a core strategy across these groups is isolation. It plays an important role in the brainwashing process during the beginning stages of a recruits indoctrination in Aisha's case, and for many others, the lifelong isolation creates huge obstacles down the road. Should they ever consider leaving the cult for those institute members who even still had passports Bala kept them confiscated at all times in the years following Sean Steph. The colts environment continued to worsen. In two thousand four tragedy struck the Workers Institute yet again. Oh car on a Malaysian national who had joined the cult with show harm back in the seventies, apparently hit her head on a kitchen cabinet, and a dire situation ensued is from Malaysia like Bala. She had long worked as a nurse to help support the Workers Institute this might sound odd given Balas abhorrence of modern medicine, but he was nothing. If not a man of contradictions, either way Katie fondly remembers Oh as one of the few members whoever pushed back against Comrade Bala. Should we called quote, I, only ever remember Oh. Talking back to him unexpectedly defending herself against whichever charge had been brought secretly, very secretly admired her for having an independent mind and quote, Katie was there when Oh hit her head twenty minutes later, oh started vomiting and asked ballot a call a doctor in keeping with his harsh irrational views on medicine. Bala refused to call for. Help became disoriented and eventually fainted going completely catatonic laid still for an hour before Balakrishnan, finally caved and called an ambulance. It turned out that she had suffered a stroke and died later that day at the hospital..
"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
"con artists" Discussed on Con Artists
"<Music> <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> following that clip <Speech_Male> from hostage. <Speech_Male> Coleen regained <Speech_Male> some freedoms <Speech_Male> and was allowed out of <Speech_Male> the box to work <Speech_Male> as a maid in a motel. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> When Cameron announced <Speech_Music_Male> he would make Coleen his <Speech_Male> second wife <Speech_Male> Janice became <Speech_Male> so upset <Speech_Male> that she secretly <Speech_Male> confessed to Coleen <Speech_Male> that she too <Speech_Male> had been brainwashed <Speech_Male> and tortured <Speech_Male> by Cameron <Speech_Male> and the <Speech_Male> company did <Speech_Male> not exist. <Speech_Male> Janice <Speech_Male> drove choline to a bus <Speech_Male> station and escaped <Speech_Male> with her. Two Daughters <Speech_Music_Male> Janice <Speech_Music_Male> reported cameron to <Speech_Male> the police and <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> after getting immunity <Speech_Male> for her testimony <Speech_Male> sent Cameron. <Speech_Male> Prison for <Speech_Male> one hundred. <SpeakerChange> Four <Speech_Music_Male> years <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> are <Speech_Male> subjects today displayed <Speech_Male> some of the most horrific <Speech_Male> torture <Speech_Music_Male> methods known to man <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> in both <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> serial killers and <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> hostage. David <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Parker Ray <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and Cameron Hooker <Speech_Male> created torture <Speech_Male> chambers to house <Speech_Male> their victims <Speech_Male> in female <Speech_Male> criminals. Gertrude <Speech_Male> created a living <Speech_Male> hell in her own home <Speech_Male> purely <Speech_Male> terrorize a teenager <Speech_Male> whom she <Speech_Male> envied. <Speech_Male> We also saw <Speech_Male> that. These criminals <Speech_Male> enjoyed the torture. <Speech_Male> They instilled <Speech_Male> on their victims. <Speech_Male> David Parker <Speech_Male> Ray was a sexual <Speech_Male> sadist with antisocial <Speech_Male> personality <Speech_Male> disorder <Speech_Male> which is characterized <Speech_Male> by a lack of <Speech_Male> empathy and violation <Speech_Male> of the rights <Speech_Male> of others <Speech_Male> while no diagnosis <Speech_Male> is available <Speech_Male> for Cameron. <Speech_Male> He was likely <Speech_Male> sexual sadist. <Speech_Male> Similar <Speech_Male> today at Park <Speech_Male> Array <Speech_Male> Gertrude. Bouna <Speech_Male> chef ski also <Speech_Male> enjoyed the suffering <Speech_Male> she inflicted <Speech_Male> upon. Sylvia likens <Speech_Male> up until <Speech_Male> the moment Sylvia <Speech_Male> died from her <Speech_Male> torment. <Speech_Male> Sadly <Speech_Male> Sylvia likens <Speech_Male> lost her life. <Speech_Male> But Colleen Stan <Speech_Male> and several <Speech_Male> David Parker raised <Speech_Male> victims escaped <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> be unimaginable <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> torture <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> to live a life <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> of freedom once <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> again. <Speech_Male> Even in the darkest <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> circumstances <Speech_Male> there is <Speech_Male> always the hope <Speech_Male> of finding <Speech_Male> something <SpeakerChange> better. <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Female> <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> Thanks for tuning <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> into podcast. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Crime Bites. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> We hope you enjoyed this <Speech_Male> episode on <Speech_Male> torture. <Speech_Male> We'll be back next week <Speech_Male> with a new episode <Speech_Male> on crimes with <Speech_Male> the political motive. <Speech_Male> If you like <Speech_Male> to listen to the episodes <Speech_Male> that we discussed today <Speech_Male> in full simply <Speech_Male> search for our podcast. <Speech_Male> Original shows <Speech_Male> serial <Speech_Male> killers hostage <Speech_Male> or female criminals <Speech_Male> on spotify <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> battle to spotify <Speech_Male> already. Have all <Speech_Male> your favorite music. <Speech_Male> But now spotify <Speech_Male> is making it easy <Speech_Male> for you to enjoy <Speech_Male> all of your favorite <Speech_Male> podcast originals <Speech_Male> for free from <Speech_Male> your phone desktop <Speech_Male> or smart speaker <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> don't forget to follow us <Speech_Male> on facebook and <Speech_Male> Instagram at <Speech_Male> park cast <Speech_Male> and twitter at <Speech_Male> Parkas network. <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> I'll see <Speech_Music_Male> you next time.
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"The FBI agents. She spoke to were stunned by what she had to say. She detailed father's sexual appetite and run. Ins with sex workers. She told them all about his extensive collection of sex toys and homemade torture devices. Then she delivered a bombshell. Her father had a penchant for abducting young women torturing them and either killing them or selling them into sexual slavery down South in Mexico. Iraqi stations were fairly general in scope as she couldn't name any of his specific victims but they were shocking enough to get the FBI interested. The agents thanked Jesse for her statements and the F. B. I. Immediately began an investigation into David. Parker raise activities. We don't know much about the specifics of the investigation. However we know. They searched for some of his alleged victims but could find no trace of them. We also know that. They brought David in for questioning on multiple occasions. Strangely when David was brought into talk he was startlingly forward about his personal life. He was very cooperative and told agents all about his sexual fetishes. He spoke fondly of his love for beat. Sm and told them he was part of the underground kink community in Phoenix. He even told them that he sold some of his personally created torture devices in be. Dsm Magazines David showed the investigators the ads he had placed and lead them to the Po box where he received and orders out of elephant. Butte Lake perhaps most surprisingly David was uncomfortably open about the overwhelming nature of his sexual urges. He said that ever since he was thirteen he had been obsessed with bondage culture and more disturbingly sadism. He could go months at a time living life normally but then his sexual fixations would kick in and he would become obsessive. He would spend weeks of his time quote fantasizing about everything imaginable in cluding killing women in order to Jackie late David even told the FBI investigators that he thought he was potentially dangerous without ever confessing to any specific crimes. David had effectively told the FBI almost everything about his inner mental life. We don't know if the F. B. I. Ever Tap David's phones or searched his home. We do know that. The investigation lasted porn entire year from June of Nineteen eighty-six to the summer of nineteen yet. Fbi investigators failed to find any concrete evidence of criminal wrongdoing on David's part because Jesse had been either unable unwilling to provide any specific details about the victims the F. B. was left with general accusations and no hard evidence. David strange willingness to cooperate with the investigation. Meanwhile could be interpreted two different ways at the time. The investigators believed that a statements were simply the ramblings of a very unusual but innocent man however hindsight. We know that he was an incredibly confident killer. Who knew that he had not left behind any evidence the FBI could find.
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"In that clip from kingpins Pablo. Escobar gained the trust of a gang of drug smugglers in order to increase overall profit. Pablo eventually use these same tactics his own cartel to great effect in nineteen thousand nine. He was named the seventh richest man in the world. When Pablo was finally arrested two years later he used his money to cut a deal with the Colombian government. They allowed him to be incarcerated in a prison. He built himself. Dubbed Casa drawl the penitentiary featured a Jacuzzi a soccer field and a full bar. Pablo was allowed to take visitors and it was even able to conduct his cartel business from inside his cell. Pablo Escobar showed how a tiny criminal operation could rapidly expand. Many hyper rich criminals. Were able to pull off similar feats our next subject. Bernie madoff also started small but eventually his wealth would eclipse even Pablo. Escobar's coming up. We take a look at Bernie madoff sixty five billion dollar ponzi scheme. Thousands of animals in communities need your help especially those in pandemic stricken areas. These animals must have food. Water and medical hat they require supplies that he'll rehabilitate and comfort. It can be scary when so much is out of your control but in times like this it's essential to focus on things you can control the. Spca is a national leader in animal rescue and protection. They work tirelessly to put an end to animal abuse and neglect. You can fight cruelty and give animals nationwide a second chance at life when you become an ASPCA Guardian. Your monthly gift will make a difference for animals all year long become an ASPCA audience for just sixty three cents a day visit. Aspca DOT ORG slash spotify today to get started now back to the show so far we've discussed how Pablo Escobar built drug-smuggling empire than used his wealth to buy a cushy. Stay in prison. Our next criminal wasn't nearly so flashy targeting wealthy investors rather than those suffering from drug addiction. It our next clip from podcast. Original con-artists will learn about the mastermind behind the biggest Ponzi. Scheme of all time Bernie Madoff by the time made off was arrested in two thousand eight. He had stolen sixty five billion dollars from investors before his Ponzi scheme grew to those heights however made off founded a small investment securities firm but even in the early days he relied on nefarious practices to boost his numbers he used a tactic called riskless arbitrage which involves buying stock at one price while simultaneously locking sale of that same stock for a higher price. Essentially this allowed him to buy and sell the stock at the same time and profit off the transaction service.
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"Following the events in that clip from the unsolved murders and kingpins crossover. Police directed their attention toward members of Al Capone's south side. Gang capone had a long standing rivalry with bugs Moran. He wanted full. Power of Chicago's bootlegging operations. So he had motive to get rid of the north side gang ultimately police could not definitively connect capone to the crime and the massacre remains unsolved. The use of the Thompson Submachine Gun colloquially known as the Tommy. John was common among police officers in the Nineteen Twenties and thirties due to its high rate of fire and large magazine capacity. Those traits also made it popular with nefarious gangsters. Such as pretty boy floyd John Dillinger and baby face Nelson. The Valentine's massacre inspired Congress to take action on gang violence of guns in nineteen thirty four president. Franklin Roosevelt signed the National Firearms Act which imposed a hefty two hundred dollar fine on high powered weapons such as the Tommy Gun for Marie. Suk Law and the orchestrators of the Saint Valentine's Day massacre the murders were somewhat of a business transaction. Something that needed to be done in order to obtain another goal. But what does it look like when a killers mo suggests? He enjoys the kill coming up. We discussed the modus operandi of Jack. The ripper high listeners. The launch of our new park. Our series supernatural with Ashley. Flowers has been a great success. We've received some incredible feedback and can't thank you enough tuning in if you haven't had a chance to listen yet. I strongly urge you to head over to the supernatural with Ashley. Flowers feed and subscribe today every Wednesday. Ashley Flowers takes on a different crime or mystery. Where the most fitting theory isn't always the most conventional here are some of the episodes. You can catch up on. Were the deaths of two Brazilian men a result of making contact with spirits on Mars. Get close sits of the truth and ever before regarding the mystifying lead mosques case who and wants were responsible for the unexplained death of Australia's Somerton man dig deeper into the peculiar details and poetry involved in the case and my favorite so far did four friends have a highly unusual encounter during a camping trip in Maine saw through the out of this world circumstances surrounding the allegations incident. Each week Ashley takes on the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences. It's a fantastic ride that I hope you enjoy. Follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the show from bombs used to assassinate governors to high-powered submachine guns used to wipe out a gang criminals employees of variety of different weapons to carry out their murders but what methods are used by a serial killer between eighteen eighty eight and eighteen. Ninety one eleven female victims were murdered in the White Chapel area of London. At first police didn't realize the murderer connected but using their knowledge of the killers. Mo they were able to determine that at least five of the women were killed by the same person. Jack The ripper. Two murders that kinetically linked to Jack The ripper murders of Elizabeth Stride and Cato's who were slain on the same night this final clip from podcast original unexplained mysteries covers the modus operandi. Object the ripper. Jack's hatred of women whether it was tinged with classism childhood trauma or adult betrayal is undeniable. But Jack's treatment of his victims was very specific. He did not sexually assault victims instead. He killed them as quickly and quietly as possible by strangling them then he would proceed to mutilate the body. Sometimes removing sexual and reproductive organs modern analysis of Jack's various specific modus operandi lands him in the category of product killer. A product killer is less interested in the murder itself then in what he does with the body after the kill this explains why the ripper preferred to kill his victims by strangulation saving the slashing for after they were dead for example the devil event murder of both Elizabeth Stride and Kate eddoes on September thirtieth eighteen. Eighty eight makes more sense. When viewed through the Lens of product killer for Jack. The pleasure came from what he did to the body after the murder rather than the act of murder itself because he was interrupted before he was able to mutilate Elizabeth guts and remove her uterus. He immediately attacked another victim. Kate eddoes now that we have a better understanding of the why behind the rippers murders. Let's consider the how for example you'll recall from part one that the second victim of the double event. Kate was killed in Mitre Square police. Records and witness statements show. That Mitre Square was being patrolled every five to ten minutes by constables. The night of double event. But despite this hefty police presence Jack managed to lure kate to the square strangle her slash her throat open and mutilate her. Jack Cut Kate Open from Groin to sternum and pulled her intestines from her body leaving them draped over her shoulder he cut out about two feet of intestine and laid it beside her body and then he delicately removed one of her kidneys and took it with him before disappearing into the night. Jack could have performed all this with the nearest superhuman efficiency. In the ten minutes of privacy he had between police patrols or the police waited until Jack was finished to raise the alarm..
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"<Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> in that <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> clip from hostage. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Cameron Hooker. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Indoctrinated <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Colleen Stan <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> into believing that <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> a mysterious and <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> malignant company <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> was hunting <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colleen and her family <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> after eight months <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> of being held in a box <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> only seeing <Speech_Male> light when cameron <Speech_Male> letter out to assaulter <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colleen <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> was extremely <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> susceptible to manipulation <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> colleen believed <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> in the company and <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Thought Cameron was saving <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> her from the organization <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> that was <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> trying to kill her <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> family. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> Colleen continued <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> to fear the <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> retribution of the company <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> until. 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"In that clip from secret societies. We heard the way. The triads indoctrinated their new members. The two essential tenants of the triads are loyalty and brotherhood their initiation ceremony forced new recruits to accept those values and vow to live by them unquestioningly. We've heard how both the triads and the Allama Christian Foundation indoctrinated thousands of new members but the subject of our next clip only sought to control and indoctrinate a single person. This final clip from hostage covers the horrific captivity of colleen. Stan Colleen was kidnapped in nineteen seventy seven by Cameron Janice Hooker Cameron who had already indoctrinated Janice wanted to kidnap someone new and keep them as his sex slave after he kidnapped. Her Cameron Kept Twenty. Year old colleen in a box underneath his bed only letting her out to sexually assault her after a while. Cameron devised a lie to manipulate colleen and ensure that she would never leave him voluntarily eight months after her kidnapping Cameron presented colleen with a document. He wanted her to willingly. Sign over her freedom. Coleen was confused then. Cameron showed her a newspaper article. That reported that around the world women were being abducted and forced into slavery. According to Cameron Coleen was soon to be one of them. According to Dr Leach the psychological effects of extreme isolation such as Coleen had endured include increased susceptibility to suggestion instability of belief and increased compliance essentially. Coleen was a no place to rationalize anything. Cameron was telling her Cameron told her that. From now on she was to refer to him as Master and Janice as Ma'am she would be forbidden to sit or speak unless given permission and she allowed to wear underwear. Finally Cameron gave her a new slave. Name K Colon was so overwhelmed. She couldn't begin to process what was happening. Finally she read the documents in front of her. It was a slave contract. Cameron wanted her. Sign the document giving away her freedom. She wanted to shut down to scream but she knew that would only incite more torture heartbroken. She signed and Cameron gladly ran the document upstairs. Cameron had an extensive collection of hardcore fringe pornography. One of his favorite films was the nineteen seventy five French art film story of O in Roddick drama about a woman who is subjected sadomasochistic rituals including torture and beatings in the film. The woman is given the single letter name. Oh this is clearly where cameron got the idea for. Colleen's new name. What's more while thumbing through the January? Nineteen seventy eight issue of his favourite underground S. and M. newspaper inside news. Cameron had seen a mocked save contract while the document was meant as a prop between two consenting adults cameron had another use in mind with rented typewriter and calligraphy stencils he reproduced the slave contract with exacting detail and presented it to Coleen along with an accompanying article which he passed off as real but cameron needed more than just a slave contract to gain. Full control over Coleen. He came up with an elaborate lie. A fictitious company of slavers that would hunt. Coleen down if she ever tried to run. He said they'd kill her family. Hooker spent the following weeks months and even years embellishing his lie about the company to Coleen. He told her that he'd been raised around the slave trade and that if his father found out about Coleen he'd be tempted to borrow Coleen for parties a few weeks after making her sign the slave contract cameron handed Coleen a laminated registration card. Saying that he just received it from the company. The Card acknowledged receipt of fifteen hundred dollars for the registration of a new slave coleen. Stan was a simple deception that it worked coleen spent hours. Isolation churning over the registration card in her mind. This was indisputable proof that the company was Real Cameron told her the house and phone were bugged and if she ever tried to escape the company would catcher in torture her to death.
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"A list of episodes that we used will be posted in the episode description. Today we're discussing cases of indoctrination. We'll discuss how cult leaders secret societies and kidnappers gain control of their victims and what makes individuals vulnerable to malicious manipulation at its core. Indoctrination is the practice of imposing an ideology onto another person. It's often achieved by breaking down. A person's sense of self prolonged indoctrination can lead to out of character behavior like engaging in violence or criminal lacks. Indoctrination is most often associated with cults psychologist. Robert S. Barron points instances such as the Jonestown mass suicide as a prime example of indoctrination. But Barron says this kind of manipulation also extends to other situations such as the kidnapping of Patricia hearst. Eventually hearst abetted her kidnappers crimes in his paper arousal capacity and intense indoctrination. Baron explains that psychologists are still unsure of the exact reason certain people become indoctrinated but most theories contend that indoctrination begins with an intense period of psychological stress speculation about why the stress can lead to a complete upheaval of personal. Beliefs varies among researchers. Something that stress can push people into hypnotic states of confusion leaving them vulnerable to suggestion others believed the stress weakens ego strength and elevates dependency needs leading a person to identify with and depend on their captor or leader in our clips today. We'll discuss several cases. I'm indoctrination and see how victims can be manipulated into cooperating with dangerous. Abusers begin with a clip from podcast original cults about the Allama Christian Foundation. This group was founded in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine by married couple. Tony and Susan Alamo. From the onset the Allama Christian Foundation was heavily criticized for its aggressive evangelization. Tony and Susan prayed on the young and unfortunate often recruiting teenage runaways and those with drug issues from the streets of Hollywood to attend church services but once their new recruits were part of the church. The Allama made it nearly impossible to leave Susan's daughter from her second marriage. Chris witnessed the beginnings of the Alamo Christian Foundation. She knew the cult was a scam designed to procure corporate donations and Free Labor from its followers. Chris had a strained relationship with their mother and stepfather. Tony Sexually Assaulted Chris. A teenager and her mother refused to believe that it happened at age. Twenty one Chris had a daughter of her own. She didn't want her child to be raised in the dangerous world of Susan. And Tony Llama. So she plotted her escape. Chris knew that if she raised her daughter on the isolated saugus compound their mother would try and manipulate and indoctrinate her daughter the same way she had with so many others. This is a key component of brainwashing. Stein continued the lack of alternate information undermines of followers cognitive processes. The cult can now do the thinking for them. But when Chris told her mother she wanted to leave the foundation in one thousand nine hundred seventy one. Susan refused the saugus compound was still in its infancy and needed as much money and new converts as possible. Susan demanded that Chris stay help according to Chris. Susan told her. Don't be stupid. You're my daughter but there is too much money and too much at stake here. Don't make me kill you Chris. Ed hurt her. Mother say a lot of twisted things. She knew deep down. The foundation was only a scheme to funnel money up to Susan. Tony but this threat was a new low. She couldn't believe her mother was serious and decided it was all a bluff Shirley. Susan wasn't willing to kill her own daughter especially after Kris promised she would keep her mouth shut about the foundation scams. She ignored her mother's warning and called a cab to take her and her baby away but as soon as Chris hung up the phone Tony Susan and several other foundation members burst into the room. They surrounded Chris while she was still holding her baby and started beating her the punched her while she tried to protect her daughter. Chris had nowhere to run. She screamed but noone. No one would come to help. Susan told her daughter they were going to beat her into a coma and tell the police she'd fallen down the stairs. While the attack was occurring the cabdriver. Chris had called arrived. He knocked on the door but got no answer. He looked through a window near the door and saw a woman holding a baby being beaten by at least six people. He called the police when officers arrived. Susan told them Chris was a drug addict. She claimed they were simply trying to restrain Chris in the midst of a drug addled rage. The police believed her at first. Then they took a closer look. At Chris's injuries. Her Lip was split open. Her nose was broken. Some of her hair had been ripped out and she was bruised all over her face and chest but before they could investigate further. The COPS got another emergency call and decided to leave. Despite Chris's please.
It's The End Of The World! (Again)
"Heaven's Gate wasn't a modern outlier. Apart from the whole two thousand twelve with the Mayan calendar there have been a number of supposed dates for the end of the world. Or of the rapture. What have you? Multiple predictions were made by Harold Camping. Ceo and host of the Christian family radio network programming began as standard hymns and Bible readings. Then things started to get weird camping's first prediction was that the rapture would occur on September fourth or sixth of nineteen. Ninety four left himself a little wiggle room there as well as in the title of his book. Nineteen Ninety four question mark. Nineteen ninety-four came and went but that didn't seem to damage camping's credibility with family radio listeners. He went back to his math. Which we'll get into shortly because walkers and decided the date had to be may twenty first twenty. Eleven according to family radio's website. The Bible guarantees it. I will come a massive earthquake. Powerful enough to throw open all graves. Then we'll follow a slow dying off of all non-believers until the end of the world. This was supposed to begin at Christmas Island in the South Pacific at six PM. Local time going around the world with earthquakes and soon armies hitting each time zone at six. Pm Family Radio and camping's followers funded a huge publicity campaign to warn people park bench ads around the country over three thousand billboards around the world and a five RV caravan to tour America and Canada handing out pamphlets to non believers one ardent believer gave up the better part of his retirement savings. Almost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to help the campaign. What would money matter after he was raptured? Anyway people quit. Their jobs took their kids out of ran up huge credit card bills and did other unadvisable things. That sound like fun when you think there are no consequences even true believers had to reevaluate things when on May twenty second. The world is still here. There are plenty of videos on youtube of that very moment when the apocalypse feels to start you kind of have to feel bad for the fellow that spent his life savings flags. I didn't do the dishes before I left. I didn't expect to be going back on. What looks like I will be going back to your dishes. Camping backpedalled and claimed that meant final judgment was going to be on the twenty first of May but the actual apocalypse wasn't going to be until October twenty first by that point the believers had stopped believing and the media didn't find it sporting to make fun of him anymore. Camping said he was flabbergasted that his predictions had been wrong. How could his math have been so far off? Here is the math. Used Not a word of a lie. People who got higher than a D in Algebra. Both Times like me might want to double check his figures. He started with April. I thirty three C as the date of the crucifixion seems arbitrary. But we know he then took the numbers. Seventeen representing heaven. Ten for completeness and five for Atonement Because One Bible Verse Mentions Half Shekel or point five. Shackle multiply them together square the result and you get seven hundred twenty two thousand five hundred. That's the number of days between the crucifixion. And the second coming his mouth did account for leap years. But I don't know if camping or anyone else who calculated the end of days included things like the shift to the Julian calendar when the Roman Empire just negated eleven days skipped right over them another thing that all the biblical athletes seem to have missed is a verse in the Book of Matthew that specifically says no man can know when the end is coming. So it's actually heretical to claim that you do. The math of basic economics caught up with camping and family radio. They had spent huge sums of money both corporate and donated on the awareness campaign after the hat trick of failures plus another ten predictions. I didn't even get into donations all but stopped and the network was drowning in debt. The world finally ended for Herald camping on December fifteenth. Twenty thirteen when he died after a fall at age. Ninety two. And that's where we run out of ideas at least for today but going back to Joanna south caught. She wasn't a con artist as far as we can tell. She believed in what she was saying. As did her followers South Khan died. Two months after the MESSIAHS projected due date having demonstrably never been pregnant for followers initially refused to bury her believing she would rise from the dead when it became clearly obvious from even a cursory visual or olfactory inspection that she was not coming back the group agreed to bury her south got left behind a locked box full of predictions which she said could only be opened in a time of national crisis in the presence of all twenty four Anglican Bishops. The box was supposedly opened by a psychic researcher and was found to contain unimportant papers a lottery ticket and a
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"Berries idea was to make the kidnapping seemed like a robbery. Gone wrong to cover up his premeditation and confuse the police. They wouldn't know to look for someone with a relationship to the Sinatra family. If they thought the kidnappers just a couple of garden variety muggers continuing the performance berry acted as if he was about to leave the dressing room then changed his mind and announced he'd be taking one of the men with him. He addressed junior as you with dark hair as if he had no idea. He was looking at Frank Sinatra junior in the flesh. Of course this made no sense. Juniors name was displayed in lights on the casinos marquee. Nobody would ever believe that. A couple of muggers wandered in with no idea who was playing that night and just happened to kidnap a Sinatra. The two amateur kidnappers tied John. Fos Up with adhesive tape in ordered him not to move for ten minutes then they left with junior and without berries gun berry blushing had to go back to the dressing room to retrieve the gun. His nerves had already gotten the best of him five minutes into the kidnapping. Perhaps if it hadn't been for his belief that God had blessed this mission he would have given up right then and there somehow Berry Joe managed to spirit junior in the gun out of the dressing room and into their car. They laid him down on the back seat and covered his is. The snow was falling faster. Now and Berry was worried. About leaving Tahoe. Before John Fos could get the cops on his tail. There one saving grace. John had no way of knowing what kind of car they were driving. But a trust up Sinatra in the back seat would look pretty suspicious berry made a split second decision to do something that wasn't in the plan ask for the victims. Cooperation very turned around and explain the situation to his hostage if they wanted to leave. Tahoe without running into a hail of police bullets they'd have to look like a trio of friends just out for pleasant drive. He'd picked the right Guy Frank. Junior wasn't exactly upset about the robbery. As a matter of fact the nineteen year old was totally unafraid of his captors. He quickly agreed to play along believing that he was only going to be held hostage long enough for the muggers to escape with twenty dollars. Probably the only person willing to believe that Berry had no idea who had robbed. Was there victim. Junior sat up cheerfully introduced himself and even suggested that. Berry take his iconic signet Pinky ring. If he kept it on somebody might recognize him. It might seem odd to us. Peons that a ring could be so recognizable as to give junior away but the ring was famous and easily recognizable at the time. Especially given the junior was slated to sing a concert. Just a few miles up the road.
Feds warn of coronavirus-related scams
"Authorities are warning us that con artists are taking advantage of the corona virus crisis specifically targeting senior citizens with scams like fake vaccines and cures those do not exist for corona virus but our crime and justice reporter he would abuse Kristen Johanson explains the feds are sounding the alarm on the increase of fraud across the country every U. S. attorney across the country now has a unit dedicated to coordinating investigations linked to the corona virus as U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania bill McSwain there've been reports of fraudsters trying to sell fake cures to people fake vaccines to people also we have internet scams where a phishing email schemes are being used where a fraudster will try to get you to click on a link or something that could infect your computer he says since the virus seems to be most of the day seniors they are a scam artist number one target because they're anxious about the virus and they're more likely to perhaps fall for an email or a phone call or an advertisement or something that's offering fake cures are fake vaccines and when it comes to price gouging the feds are helping to track those who hoard supplies and sell at a high price but it's mostly handled by state and local prosecutors we can coordinate with our state local partners to make sure that things like price gouging are also dealt with appropriately Kristen Johanson KYW
Police: Suspects Wanted For Scamming More Than A Dozen Victims Citywide
"All the N. Y. P. D. busy today searching for some con artists who've been scamming people out of some big cash in the release security camera footage of one of those suspects at least fifteen victims of come forward to report this game which began when they receive phone calls reporting they have relatives in legal trouble they needed cash for Balaam lawyers the scammers would then arrange to meet the victims to pick up the cash anywhere from three to almost ten thousand dollars the victims range in age from their fifties on up to some in their nineties police say the incidents reported in the Bronx Brooklyn queens the NYPD says family emergency phone scams are an ongoing problem in that if anyone contact you with a story like this check it out with other relatives first and reported to
Evel Knievel: Ramping Up To Glory
"Knievel Oh is one of the most iconic names of the twentieth century. There's a reason that people are still being compared to him nearly forty years after his last jump he rubbed elbows with Hollywood's greatest performed stunts. No one thought were possible. And pioneered the whole subject of stunting known as action sports which has blossomed into a multi multi billion dollar industry. Pretty much all of my favorite people of my childhood odor career to able able. Yeah I think we should preface this by saying most of our sources were just documentaries because there's a million documentaries on him The biggest one being being evil By Dick House House productions who did jackass a really good documentary She go check it out. After this absolutely I watched last night it is really good. Check it out on or wherever you can find it all right so Knievel performed over seventy five motorcycle jumps over his career. Most most of which were successful. Some were catastrophically unsuccessful. Many were on bikes. That weighed close to five hundred pounds. Most of the CAR Harley Davidsons. Yeah he loved Harley he he had a triumph Bonneville He actually started selling Honda motorcycles. which will get into? But I think that's crazy because Jeff I mean Jeremiah's motorcycle rider and he's like yeah it's like like motorcross jump. Bikes are like two hundred. Two hundred twenty pounds. He's jumping bike. That's three hundred pounds more than that. What's an an animal that was five hundred pounds grill? It's like jumping a hundred Yeah so these motorcycles are flat track bikes. That were. We're not designed to jump. As Joe said he also broke many many bones in his body and spent a lot of time in the hospital and against all odds he lived to a He lived to sixty nine years old. Nice Nice Nice for more impressive than his death. Defying stunts was eagles ability to act as his own promoter. Heitmann and publicist He knew how to pump up the drama and get the crowd on their feet I think that's my favorite part out of the documentary. I didn't know that evil was. He's like a handsome guy he's super now and just so confident like oozing confidence in every interview he does I. I guess it makes sense that he was so good at that. Because I mean you got I think if you have the mindset of like hey I'm going to jump over thirteen buses or whatever you also have to the confidence and be like I'm GonNa tell people who watch my stuff but like I don't know like you you talk to like race car drivers today. They're definitely there's only a few that only a few that can talk at all. Yeah EXAC- nerd. Best Friends with her dad. So it was very interesting seeing Mister Knievel and Action Green Anaconda by the way five hundred pounds. Wow which surprised me more because I. That's a big thing that makes a big meat tube. Evils Charisma inspired a new generation of stunt people around the world. He was a natural showman. con artist and outlaw. But he wasn't always evil He was born Robert. Craig Knievel on October thirteenth. Nineteen thirty in Butte Montana. Butte at the time was a small rough town known for the two things mindful of copper and bars full of miners. Robert's parents Robert Senior and an knievel gave birth to his brother. Nick a year later. Then They divorced soon after his mother moved to Reno and his father moved to California leaving Robert in Nick in the hands of their grandparents day says reading more round Butte and there is like three thirty thousand people in the town but there are three thousand prostitutes will serve all the miners so literally one tenth of the population was prostitutes. That means ten guys. We're doing the same Gal. Well Ignatius and Ama- knievel. His grandparents showered the kids with love and affection. Filling in a much-needed Ignatius We haven't Ignatius at donut. Then we haven't Agnosio. Yeah but like that's that's kind of a Sam his grandparents bought the boys Bicycles and toys and took in the fairs when Robert was eight Ignatius. Emma took him in his brother to a daredevil show. That would forever change his life from that point on the Joey Chitwood thrill show was a traveling. Extravaganza sends like a rockabilly band. Joey Chitwood Joe. Joey Joey Chitwood trill show played at the fair there. I'm surprised he didn't have his own signature. peachy cours So this extravaganza that featured stunt driver Joey Chitwood J. Turns and driving on two wheels and what amounted amounted to be a giant commercial for Chevrolet What really interested Young Kyu knievel? was the motorcycle stunts. Riders would smash new flaming boards at high speeds. They do we lease and jumped through flaming hoops. This show sparks something in Robert. In his words I would go home and take defenders of my bicycle and put clothes pins in cards so it sound like motorcycle. That was the start of his lifelong obsession with motorcycles. And
Con Artists Sell ‘Gold Brick’ to 80-Year-Old Woman in Latest Scam
"Dark sheriff deputies looking for to con artists who've been scamming elderly shoppers out of thousands of dollars in southern California Japanese save eighty year old woman was shopping at target when she was approached by a man and a woman who tricked her into giving them four thousand dollars cash for a fake gold brick the scammers convince the victim the goal break was real and offered to sell it to her for half the value claiming they couldn't sell
Scammers Find More Opportunities on Social Media
"Scammers work yeah however they can and we think about all the scams of taking place by people calling you by people emailing you but a new report from the better business bureau says that scammers have been able to engage with people much more often on social media than any other way or by getting people conned buying on websites like eBay and Craigslist that sort of thing the social media thing is gigantic people are five times more likely to be taken over social media then by con artists on the phone four times more likely according the better business bureau data to be taken over social media then something through the mail that's a fake solicitation know that social media is where you are most vulnerable to a con be very careful what you post and be extra careful who you
FTC Sues Match, Alleges it Conned Users
"AH from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Tuesday October eighth fiercely competitive tender now outshines matches the parent company's fastest growing dating APP and the FTC so far hasn't mentioned tender investment site the Motley fool argues that investors at least should shrug off the FTC's suit saying the most match will pay fines as sixty million the company here's who didn't find their match within six months would get six months free but didn't disclose extremely difficult requirements for making that happen the emails the FTC's suit claims that match used five different deceptive practices to lure vulnerable daters into paying for plans on its site and and bots from its site within twenty four hours it no longer allows instant messages or favorites and says the vast majority of its communications are via email for lawsuit match is vigorously denying the allegations in a statement on its website officials say it developed tools that eliminate ninety six percent of fake accounts first fate according to the FTC that match had knowingly put customers in danger of being scammed the agency has been investigating Max since twenty seventeen keep them paying creating a profile on match is free but to respond to communication from potential suitors requires a subscription from twenty thirteen type of message that match dot com sent to lots of its users to tempt them to sign up for paid subscriptions one problem though at least one federal agency alleges that over the agency says match sent those notes to people after it had already flagged at potential romantic partner as scammer Andrew Smith is the director of the grew eighteen percent in the last quarter alone and has more than nine million users spread across its various dating apps but what about the lonely person looking com use this strategy for years to plump up its user base and its profits and so the agency sued the match group late September the Goliath people subscribed within twenty four hours of receiving the emails but what they saw when they signed up wasn't what they hoped for the lawsuit claims that upon hundreds of thousands of cases that perfect guy or girl was likely to be a bought con artist or Scammer Federal Trade Commission claims that dating site match dot who were from scammers the suit also claims that match made it very difficult for users to cancel subscriptions it also alleges that the company guaranteed that accent potential subscribers were effective using matches own data the FTC says from two thousand sixteen to twenty eighteen almost half a million it offered to settle last year for sixty million dollars and a promise from the company to shut down those practices match refuse to settle prompting the Septem- of the online dating industry the match group owns match dot com okay cupid hinge plenty officials and its flagship APP tinder along with many other sites they say e mail has a fraud rate of only one percent the company promised to fight the suit in court the online dating industry is growing highly profitable and not C.'s Bureau of Consumer Protection he said quoting here we believe that match dot Com conned people into paying for subscriptions by messages the Company for his or her lifetime companion or even just a weekend date match has a new formidable rival you may have heard of it facebook the social sign up customers either received messages that match had flagged the interested parties scammer or that the account no longer existed or they faced a potentially of course as the Motley fool notes in a display of the obvious facebook has its own problems with privacy and fake news in its announcement of facebook dating the company twenty eighteen Max sent notes to basic users those not paying anything suggesting that a new lover was interested and wouldn't they like to pay to see who it was media site launched its dating APP in the US in early September and facebook has a built in audience of some two hundred million users who say they're single it's it's privacy and security features still the question of whether the gorgeous guy or girl sending you a friend request can be believed or not is a serious one ask any one who met their mate online and they'll tell you they're grateful for online dating but the dangers are real will the true winners in the dating industry be those who can finally did the APPs of bots scammers and con artists. We hope so in the meantime hey we like you and that's the truth Washer won't you that way you'll never miss these thanks a bunch. I'm David Brown and we'll see you tomorrow
Neville Heath AKA The Lady Killer
"We're going to dive into the brutal murders committed by Neville Heath better sown as the lady killer never was responsible for the grisly murders of two young women in England during nineteen forty six at attempted declaim the lives of even more this week will cover nevels early life and his progression from petty criminal to con artist will track Krakow early. Criminal tendencies led to violence has mounting mistakes prevented him from achieving the life of luxury he desired next week. We'll dive into the murders. Themselves will explore the confusion. The British people felt when they learned that a handsome charming war pilot was capable of such atrocious acts. Neville Heath was born Ilford England on June six nine thousand nine hundred seventeen as Neville George George Cleveland Heath his parents Bessie and million heath where respectable middle-class people his father owned a barber shop and his mother was a homemaker. You're never came from a loving home with parents that doted on him but he was born. During an uncertain time in Europe in one thousand nine hundred seventeen eighteen world war one was still a year away from ending and Britain was dreamed the Brits initial positively about their nation's involvement in the war had changed after conscription had been enacted the previous year World War One was also the first time that Britain experienced air raids this this left the country exhausted from constant fear of attacks from above though unconfirmed the heath's claimed that Neville was born during one of these air raids aides though Neville may have entered this world in the midst of violence. His parents did their best to ensure. He had a happy home and a happy home home. It was never was a beautiful child he had golden curls shocking Blue Eyes Chubby pristine cheeks and a darling smile mile. He was the apple of his family's. I by nineteen twenty. They added to their little family unit. With the birth of Carroll. William clearly heath never loved having brother but Carol sadly died of tuberculosis at age to his death devastated six-year-old Neville before Carol Past Neville had been a happy pampered boy he had no experience with loss and therefore must have been torn apart after his brother's death. He was once again an only child Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode. Please note wrote. Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks Greg the late Chicago. Psychotherapist Jerry Rothman found that after experiencing a child's death there's a tendency for parents to become extremely overprotective towards surviving children and this forces those children to deal with their parents trauma in addition to their own. This can create a repression of the surviving child's feelings. These feelings can eventually be reawakened as adults when placed under severe stress the certainly rings true for Bessie and William who coddled Neville even more extremely after Carol's death. Even as a precious little boy he was already starting to exhibit criminal behavior never would steal steal cakes and other cheap items from local stores and then hide them in his room. Though he was scolded he was never severely punished. Many parents go easy on their children but this early leniency might have taught Neville just how much he could get away with bessie thought the things he stole were odd. God as they were never expensive items or things that he needed. She would say confused. There was no need to steal as he always had plenty at home. It should be noted that when nevels misdeeds were discovered his first instinct was to run away. This suggests an impulsiveness at the time of committing meeting his crimes a cooling off period would follow where he would workout what had happened before coming forward with an excuse and apology but Neville didn't stay privileged only child forever in nineteen twenty eight. The family had another son Michael. Whom they fondly called Mick Neville now eleven was elated. It seemed that he would finally get that brotherly bond that he had been robbed of years earlier. Unfortunately the for Neville he would soon be separated from his new brother. His parents saved up enough money to send Neville to the all boys Grammar School Rutledge located in a London suburb. He was sent away from home to get an education the year after his brother was born. Rutledge wasn't quite as fancy as the country's. He's more prestigious private schools but it was nevertheless something that Bessie and William had to stretch themselves thin to afford grammar schools in those days were heavily. We attended by middle class. Children with private schools reserved for the rich. Even today Britain's struggles with the lack of upward social mobility caused by the presence presence of private schools they remain relics of high status unreachable for those who are not born with money never would constantly yearn for that upper social tear throughout his life. Despite rutledge is solid reputation. His schooling proved to be an area of intense disappointment for him to Neville Rutledge was the JV team and he felt that he deserved to be on Varsity despite his discontent Neville excelled socially socially and athletically in his new environment he enamored teachers and the headmaster with his affable demeanor charm he was made a prefect which which put him into a leadership role it also gave him power. He likely should not have had at the time prefix were in charge of delegating canings. Tainting is a form of corporal punishment but involves a specific amount of hits or lashes with a cane or stick. The number of hits is dependent on the infraction his role of prefect put fourteen year old Neville in control of who might receive punishment and how severe it was Neville's parents had spoiled rather than punished him so the canings and corporal punishment that were common at rutledge were notable. They were likely Glee nevels first experience with violence as a reaction to wrongdoing in a series of studies conducted by Columbia University researcher Elizabeth Thompson Gurshkov found that the only benefit that could be derived from corporal punishment was immediate compliance but it's also strongly associated with encouraging future direct physical abuse and antisocial behavior antisocial behavior is characterized by person's inability to care about what's right and wrong as well as a tendency to ignore the feelings of others not only was never learning that violent punishment brought about immediate results salts but those punishments were also potentially having a lasting impact on the way he developed during his time at Rutledge nevels family moved to a large property and Wimbledon once they're bessie rented out their spare rooms for extra money. Returning from school breaks to a large home allowed to be ten d came from a family of high status but to maintain the illusion he had to cover up the fact that his mother was a landlady nevels obsession session with hiding his background grew even further due to rutledge his curriculum. The new headmaster Edward Varnish wanted to model the syllabus to compete with Britain's more prestigious schools aspiration was encouraged in students in particular rutledge was very specific about teaching their boys to speak proper standard English and to learn the mannerisms of the elite as Neville's desire for wealth and status grew. He began to embrace the tools he he had his disposal. It was nineteen thirty-three and Neville was fifteen by now. Nibble was well aware of his attractiveness and adopted a charming coming lighthearted demeanor but always seemed to get him out of
Sante Kimes: Mother, Murderer, and Criminal Mastermind
"Is is the story of the original helicopter mother sean take times and her son kenny holy shit i'm about to tell you a story that i got an jay did the research urge for me i got sources from vanity fair article from two thousand by a writer named susanna andrews called sean times mother murderer and criminal masterminds as well as wikipedia murder pedia and sean taes LA times obituary i also last night watched this made for TV movie like mother like son the a strange story of sean kennedy times it's on youtube it's so good at starring mary tyler moore sean times she's amazing she play they like the quintessential like this is the type of person we're talking about like the quintessential mary tyler moore she like out of the box she's out of the box this is not the mary the MTA AMU thought you know she's a she's a schemer and con artist and a weirdly sexual with everybody and it's very uncomfortable to watch our hero mary tyler moore be the key such a villain expressed jean stapleton is in it who if you if you aren't familiar is a great actress she was is it all in the family i stephen yes that's how she's very well know but she is a an amazing actress when you when you see her in another part you're like oh my god she's so good very different and then and gabriel olds plays kenny times and i think he is from a soap opera but he is great so anyway and that made for TV movie was based on the book the mother the sun and the socialite socialite by adrian hill so there's lots of things if the story interests you get down and dirty details in lots of ways so let me let me get into it we will start with a woman irene silverman so irene she's a retired ballerina she was in the new york city ballet accompany member but she was also an elite socialite and she lived with her husband multimillionaire mortgage broker sam silverman in an extravagant seven million dollar townhouse on east sixty fifth street in manhattan seven million seven million in the seventies oh my god yeah and so so she is an extrovert she throws parties all the time she's she's a true social fun yeah right having money she's always entertaining guests has tons of friends canopies everywhere pays can pay an canopy it's even that can the pay can i pay existence so when her husband sam passes away in one thousand nine hundred eighty irene decides that she's going to take their humongous townhouse and and turn it into like an apartment building into basically luxury apartments so on average the rents of these individual apartments go for about six thousand dollars hours a month which in today's money would be seventeen thousand five hundred dollars or an apartment for an apartment in on east sixty sixty fifth street manhattan all right write nana's so her tenants are very impressive and include such luminaries luminaries as the marquis and marchioness of northampton you know i'm reading a phonetic spelling of both of those martian of north hampton danton marcia marcia s north hampton not a martian take me to your leader day-lewis and chaka khan i would together together we don't start gossip but yes they were deeply in love with those with that cast list i'd i pay up to eighteen thousand dollars a month to live there he managed to get a camera installed so i can watch your go downstairs to get your mail and their chaka khan like hey girl what's up you know like thank you wanna go out partying let's party so okay we're going to skip ahead about twenty years after she's established he's beautiful luxury apartments now irene is eighty two years sold on june fourteenth nineteen ninety eight a young businessman from palm beach named manny garren arrives at irene's home asking if he can rent one of his apartments he is traditionally good looking like lou diamond phillips special something you know everybody has different tastes we talk talk about people being good looking at beautiful time but who knows what people like you don't get a fucking say in it that's right traditionally good-looking means if someone drew a picture that's what a good looking person look like right look hugh grant traditionally good luck traditionally good-looking right but there's lots of people who are good looking dapper eh anyhow self esteem he's good looking traditionally well-spoken very friendly very charming i'm very smooth he tells iran he was referred by a mutual friend she recognizes the name oh you know it's all great or the marchioness from it's a yeah it's the marchioness us or the marquess unfortunately manny doesn't have any ID on him can't remember his social security number and the only he doesn't have any other references but he promises he's going to get them to irene the next day and then he gives her six grand in cash for his first month's rent so ordinarily irene there's actually very careful about stuff like this but because they have mutual friend and because he's paying in cash and probably because he's traditionally good-looking incredibly charming she allows him to move in the day of day of fact that okay everyone will and also well ninety eight early days of the internet yeah that's ten and eighty two year old woman wouldn't real absolutely it was all there at our fingertips okay so over the course of the next three weeks manny goes from being a charming suave a businessman type to a creepy weirdo he never turns over the proper ID or references he will not allow irene's maids into the unit to clean which goes along with your six thousand dollar rent ready yeah kind of like hotel he always hides his face from the security camera in irene's lobby show very acorn shell and he always has strange guests in his apartment and including an older woman who seems to be there all the time john chaka khan shocker gone she would shock would never go down she knows creeps when she sees him right now in the mary tyler moore movie that i watched watched she tells when the maid comes she tells her that she is manny's assistant and is very rude to the man so she doesn't make any friends so so basically after the first week irene decide she's gonna ask manny to leave she's like you had your you had your month enough of this he flatly refuses flabby creepy can you imagine that traditionally handsome i am flatly refusing something then you're just like well i guess this is the new reality yeah because the the hawk doesn't want to right well here's what irene does 'cause she didn't take any shit she cuts off his phone line thinking that's going to get him out of there and she begins eviction shen proceedings so she's immediately kicking yourself for being nice yeah which is what happened always a mistake so on the evening of saturday july fourth nineteen ninety eight i arena has friends over 'cause it's fourth of july and they also have noticed manny's strange behavior she irene explains the whole situation and her friends are very concerned and they say you know like do you need help what he wants to do she says that she can handle it they know she's tough as his nails so you know everybody feels okay about it the next morning july fifth nineteen ninety eight irene asks one of her maids if she would run some errands for her and when the made gets back from running those errands she can't find irena anywhere in the house from the made immediately contact irene's business manager who then decides to contact like the police and when the police searched the home they don't find any signs of disturbance there's no blood inside the struggled indicate that there was violence or or an incident of any kind so they start questioning irene's friends and the tenants but manny garin is nowhere to be found and when they run a name check on on that one new mysterious tenant the name manny garin is fake so suddenly the mystery tenant is now possible suspect in iran's disappearance it just so happens that on that same night july fifth a mother and son by the name of sean taylor and kenneth times are arrested in front of the manhattan hilton holton for stealing a lincoln towncar from a dealership in cedar city utah wow yes they finally tracked them down and they get arrested so when a detective who was on the scene for the silverman case sees the story of the crimes arrest on the news he sees kenneth and says that looks looks exactly like the description of manny garin and handsome hey that guy's traditionally handsome in a way that bores me but that but then i also immediately immediately trust for reasons i can't explain so he puts it together that they are one in the same person so on july seventh nineteen ninety eight the NYPD have shontayne kenneth times properly identified and in custody and that's when they discovered that the mother and son are being tracked by the FBI as suspects for a slew of crimes across across the nation including arson fraud and murder okay so now we'll go back we'll talk a little bit about sean times she was born sandra louise sing in oklahoma city on july twenty fourth nineteen thirty four she grows up in nevada with her parents mary van horn and mahendra promising and there's almost nothing known about her childhood factually they believe that her birth certificate was forged forged so her exact origins and even date of birth are they're not sure creepy about it and the funny thing is is mary tyler moore playing sean take himes all she talks about how much she hates getting older and aging it's it's pretty funny so it would make sense that the first thing she does erase her birth sir
The IT Guy Vs. The Con Artist
"Hundred responses. They turn those responses into a great episode. They just published it. You can go listen now. One of the stories they included in their show was just so delightful and so- eliminating that we said we have got to run this as one as a planet money so that's what today's episode is a now. I'm just gonna turn the show over to gregory warner. The host of rough translation in in two thousand and ten felipe fernandez was laid off from his i._t. Job at hewlett packard in costa rica fully based costa rican and the layoff was a huge blow. He didn't what he was going to do next someone from his family fully they didn't want me to say who approached him with a potential job. There was a business that needed an i._t. He person which sounded good he was an i._t. Guy he needed work so i was obviously curious. What he said was <hes>. We actually <hes> run. This cam on senior citizens the people who need the i._t. Guy they were in the business of calling people steal their money senior citizens in the u._s._a. He elaborated said we have a script. All you have to do is call and call and call until someone bites. You know this groped ma'am. I have good news for you. You have won a sweepstakes prize of four and a half million dollars. All you have to do due to collect that prize is wire a small deposit for our insurance policy that is forty five hundred dollars and you can send that today by western union. I was doubtful awful. How can you really make money out of that but this scam is pulling in hundreds of deals a week. They call it deals each call it deal the scammers are called agents and this operation like all businesses needs an i._t. Guy philippe as hearing this and he's horrified. I that this is a business seconded. His relatives involved but philippi keeps a poker face. I immediately told him to. This is not something that i can just decide site right there and then <hes> but that i will think about philippi goes home any google's the phone number for the f._b._i. They tell them that's. That's not our jurisdiction. He should call up the u._s. Embassy in costa rica. I called him and they asked me to come in for a meeting which i did and is it like the the movies. Do they meet you you in a in a room with you know the blinds closed. It was just a conference room and and the u._s. embassy in this conference room. He explains his plan dan. He wants to take the job. Collect information that the u._s. authorities might use like the names of these games and their location. Maybe some license plates you as you said. I am about to take this job and i want to stop this stuff from happening. I want you to know what i'm doing so you don't think i'm one of the bad guys so that pretty much astounded us to a year. That joe healy was a u._s. Postal inspector these now retired but in two thousand and ten he was investigating mail fraud specifically telemarketing scams in costa rica and weirdly the hard thing about prosecuting these cases was not finding the bad guys it was finding the victims crooked you so so embarrassed and so ashamed the victims didn't come forward because they felt so ashamed about falling for the con and so for joe healy it's kind of the reverse of the typical investigators problem instead of having the dead body trying to figure out who the bad guy is. He knows the bad guy. He has to track down enough victims to make the arrest. We needed a lot of victims a lot of credible victims and lots of losses without lots of victims and lots of losses. We couldn't bring cases joe. Healy is sitting in this conference room with fully bay the i._t. Guy in his buttoned-up shirt physically little guy. He's five foot four and not not overly muscular. He's trying to explain to this isn't some quick job where you grab some license plate numbers and addresses he would need the names of the victims and philippa is considering doing it heading into the criminals den to get that information himself. We said okay you know. We can't guarantee your safety because we can't be there. You know so as long as you're going into the open is <hes> you know that that would help when felipe day was a kid. He never imagined himself in i._t. He thought he'd be a cop like his grandfather. A police chief in san jose flea bay remembers watching his grandfather on the local news when he solved a big case. I remember him <hes>. <hes> you know in the in the in the police headquarters the way everybody looked at him and i grew up admiring his sense of duty philippe as grandfather used to tell him that seeing something wrong being done and not doing
Con artists already running fake Equifax settlement websites
"There's a new Equifax warning two years after data breach that expose personal information on more than one hundred forty million people the Federal Trade Commission says hackers are setting up fake websites to steal settlement claims the only legitimate sites are Equifax breach settlement dot com and FTC dot gov backslash
Can You Ever Forgive Lee Israel?
"I came across this letter in a collection with the signature of one of my favorites, the writer and wit, Dorothy Parker and the letter is so her eighty three Norma place Hollywood, California, the Joshua Allen told me to write an apologize. I'm doing that. Now while he dresses for Turkey dinner with the boys across the road. I have a hangover that as a real museum piece. I'm sure that I must have said something terrible the year this kind of exertion in the future. I'm thinking of having little letters runoff saying can you ever forgive me? Dr. Except that Dorothy Parker didn't actually write or sign that letter Lee Israel, did her book called can you ever? Forgive me tells the story of her years as a literary con-artist forging letters by all sorts of famous writers, then selling the memoir was just Apted into terrific new film, also called can you ever forgive me. It stars Melissa McCarthy as Israel. This. One line. Here was particularly clever. Don't you think it's wonderful. I love his writing and Dorothy Parker's while caustic wit. Caustic wit is my religion. With the film. Now in theaters I wanted to revisit my conversation with the real Li Israel. She died in two thousand fourteen but I talked to her when her memoir came out in two thousand eight so that isn't by Dorothy Parker at all. Well, there's one line the best line. Can you guess which it is? That's really Dorothy this have hangover that as a real museum piece. So the title of your book is from this purported letter by Dorothy Parker, but it's a real realign. Yes, I imagine Dorothy apologizing her waif-like way for some misdeed, and and I sat down, and I wrote it's in the spirit of kind of Judah spree. So how did you get the idea for this this racket of forging famous people's letters and selling them to dealers started? It was incremental as most things are in life. I I was in the library where I spent most of my time foraging, and they gave me a group. Of of letters. And I thought perhaps even one or two of those could pay for from Mike my kitties tests, and I shoot it. I took it a walked out of the library. And I sold it. I was told by the the woman who bought my letters that which I didn't know anything about the business, but she would pay more for better content. So I went home, and I typed up some better content. And then when you started forging after that instead of stealing what was the first thing before actually, I don't remember where I started. I have a feeling let me think I know it wasn't. I think of the first things I fought would know account letters and you bought not just one but a whole series of antique typewriters on which to do. We'll finally if I had knoll type on one typewriter Dorothy on another and and EDNA Ferber on yet another and Finally I had about six or seven of them in locker I rented on Amsterdam have Aminu looked like a very classy porn shop, but his pawnshop not a porn shop. Not a foreign chef. And it's amazing. How little regulation there is. I mean, for instance, the Noel coward letters, some of them were published in an anthology of his correspondent. That's right recently in highly regarded, well, reviewed book, cool, the letters of no coward. And they were two of my lettuce showed up in that volume. Can we hear one of your letters? Okay. Gotta find it. All right. I'll just this. Dear Kevin Sunday. And at the the letterhead as lays of all sumo shoes. Pardon my French, dear Kevin, I who doesn't exist. I am feeling years younger having lose this morning over perfectly packed snow. There is no substitute for oxygen in the lungs. It seems to release something very like morphine Marlene Marlene as perhaps mentioned to you. When we spoke was here for almost two week. She will never change in Detroit a four service folly, she moans endlessly about the ravages of aging the betrayal of friends the lonely. Of celebrity the Silio crowd addresses each of these problems, if she were the only beautiful and celebrated creature to experience reversals, I intend to have her in my life until one of us crooks, but she is possibly the most June grandmother in the history of our planet. It's a very good thing that I love her. I laughed uproariously at show dog dog arrow yours ever know flea. Israel's version of no account, and they were among the best letters. I think of his well what you don't I'll tell you why? Because he Kurt guess he didn't have to be knoll coward. When he wrote letters. He was writing letters. I had to try hard. I had to be no coward. And so they were lay will cavorted they camped they jumped high jet Jade around. I mean, he didn't write letters like that. I was I was doing it to please dealers and to do an imitation of disturbed sick man who didn't have to try to be no coward. How did you? Did you have to try to get into character? How much did? Immerse yourself in their work. Did you put on a hat like they were support yourself drink? What did you do? I'd never put myself drink because who was it who said John Cheever that old womanising alcoholic said even Sipa Sherry shows in his prose. So I never I never drank. When I ride I just I immersed myself in that wonderful thing that happens grade of people kind of trance the creative transits it's as good as it gets. We'll have more of my interview with Lee Israel in just a minute. But first I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at studio three sixty show. And now back to the podcast now, let's let's rewind before you ever got into this. You were of successful bog refer when I was in my early thirties. I wrote a book about Dorothy Kilgallen, I wrote a book about to Lula Bankhead. I did finally book that wasn't so good about Estee Lauder after the Lord of book, my lights dimmed a bit, and they stopped taking me to Lynch, and and you were on welfare. And and it was it was really rough. It wasn't. It wasn't just that. You were no longer a bestseller. What is rough? I mean, I wasn't eating roots and Niger, but in terms of my life. It was bad. It was I was alone. She was alone. And you and you had a sick cat as well. I had. Sick the romance of the whole thing, and how much did you get for that those? I I think the forty dollars a piece something like that. So it wasn't a lot of money per letter. Forty bucks, forty bucks. Allowed me to take my cat to the vet and find out baby. What was wrong with her? It was enough to keep me as I say finally in in lunch and cigarettes and rent. It was not a lot of money in terms of the letters you forge a part from the marketability of a given author or figure how how did you choose who you wanted to do? I've been thinking about that. I I know that I have certain hide certain criteria which had to be bet they the signature mostly had to be doable, easy, so EDNA, for instance, EDNA Ferber or some EDNA Ferber. She signed her letters with a period. Very simple writing. No, no loops. No swirls. No, no were jumps. Same thing. Knowles was a little harder. Dorothy, Parker had an easy signature. They had to present a challenge to me. They had to have literary epistolary styles that I thought I could duplicate and have fun doing. And I guess those are the criteria fun is interesting to me because they are also nearly all sort of swan. You naughty, people of a certain period and certain certain habits with alcohol and certain age, which meant that if I shook a little in the signature, it wouldn't tell so much, but they would all you. No, one would want to go to the cocktail party with all most of these people all of them, maybe EDNA Ferber. I was gonna say. How many letters did you right now? I think about four hundred really, yeah. You can see you can see as we sit. There's a loosely with copies basically two or three a week for the three years something like that. I guess I didn't you do the math. I did. I did whatever I needed to do them. There was one deal in New Hampshire who would call and say, do you have something Greta Garbo will have you something which George q-car is mentioned. Now, I always satisfied is demands that what did he think I mean, really? And where would you say? Yeah. Maybe I do I have a feeling maybe they may be in the country. You know, like I had a country home. I'll check and I o. I always I wasn't. I not even smart enough to say, oh, no. I couldn't I always was eighty ninety one hundred dollars. Ed was the Noel coward letters that finally done me in because I overdid and because one of the one of his friends who was in the market to buy Noel coward. That is was shown some of mine in new. Full. Well, that know having lived at a time when homosexuality was jailing offense never would've put so many campy funny allusions in his letters and the stuff that's homoerotic etcetera. I got from his his diaries, but Noah would have been much too careful to disclose his. I did what happened. Finally is that one. Once the man friend of Knowles discerned that there was something rotten in Denmark. He told the dealer who told other dealers and finally the well was toxic, and I could no longer sale. And then as soon as the the federal agents showed themselves didn't arrest you mmediately. You went off trying to thinking we're going to get rid of the typewriters destroy the guy rid of everything I could get my hands on scissored everything. I I took the typewriters from the locker one by one and they were very heavy. You know, we're talking nineteen forties. Nineteen fifties at I place them up and down various trash receptacles on Amsterdam avenue. So you were you were. Finally nabbed prosecuted went to trial. You got off pretty easy. I did. Well, I had I got six months house arrest, which is not so easy. If you saw my apartment at the time, not only did you not go to jail. You you have this lovely book. That's come out. That is getting good reviews and kind of kind attention, nobody that I've seen seems to be saying how dare this thief and forger getaway with this. I know, and I'm really, but I I have a knowledge that what I did was was wrong. But I don't I don't feel that in the pit of my stomach the bloggers not being so so kind blinders do, yeah, I know one of them called twit, and I hope he spelled it right? Somebody else called me, an intellectual terrorist. I beat so that happens, but mostly the the community of writers and not so much scholars of writers. And peers of of a liking it and are being very kind to me non-judgmental. I know what I did was for honest, Ana.