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Episode #4 - Interview with Nic Stone ft. Dear Martin

The Book Junkie

27:59 min | 6 months ago

Episode #4 - Interview with Nic Stone ft. Dear Martin

"Hey guys welcome to the book Junkie. PODCAST brought to you by Brown gets read. This is a podcast where I bring on one of my friends and try to convince them to read a book that I really enjoyed. We talk about plot themes quotes, and how the story relates to us in real life, especially because routine majors I also interview authors who are making a big change in the world of young adult literature by writing about hot topics that are impacting the new generation. It's pretty much just a casual conversation all about books. Let's go into the episode. Today I am joined by Knicks Stone. She's the best selling author of Deer Martin odd out in clean get-away. She's also releasing a new book in September called Your Justice. She is a former cheerleader and graduate from SPELMAN, university. She loves writing and fever food is Bacon. I have the opportunity to talk to her. All about her book. Dear Martin in the background behind the story. I actually did a podcast episode with my friend Christian about Dear Martin in some really important issues that were encountered in the story. Miss Stone thanks for coming on the chat with me. Thank you for having me my dear. Okay so when I was reading about you and the birth of Deer Martin, I noticed that you have the concept for the book. After hearing about the shooting of seventeen year old Jordan Davis and I really love that you took initiative to write this book after seeing a problem in the world, so in what ways did writing this book influence? You personally not just your career. So the reason the Jordan Davis story impacted me so intensely because I have to African Americans sons. My older son was five months old windows. Davis was killed and it hit me in a place I hadn't been hit before because I didn't have children before so having a child who will grow up and we'll who, and who will be similar appearance to Jordan. Davis and to Michael Brown. Tamir Rice into all of these these. These black boys that have lost their lives. That's what made me want to dig into the book, and it has helped me to be more aware of my surroundings. Be More aware of how the world functions and also be more aware of my parts in this shared story that we're all living in how you know. My role is to write the stories that I think needs to be written, and hopefully with some kind of. Hopefully there's something in the stories that make people think a little bit harder. Yet can kind of relate to that because when I hear stories about that, I think my little brother who's also little black boy and when he gets older, he's GonNa look like all those other kids like you said about your son so i? Get concerned scared for him. I'm like I. Don't want you to grow up because I. Don't want something to happen to you or something to impact your future. Even take your life away from a simple mistake or somebody else's misconception. Yeah. I completely agree and I was reading the book and I noticed that Justice had kind of an internal battle with his personal relationship with white friends, in the fact that others who looked like them mistreated him so badly you know when he was arrested and they ripped his best friend away. What message would you give to Young African? American tour experiencing those emotions will the interesting thing about racism is that it's it's a systemic problem. Right like this is the problem that exists on a societal level and individuals obviously are affected by the way that we think about ourselves. The way that we think about other people is obviously shaped by the messages we get from society, but. And this is a big bite. It's important that we recognize each individual as an individual. I did have some problematic white friends when I was younger, and I was justice, like I, had that experience sitting in a classroom and hearing these things said around you that you know there's something wrong with there's. There's something not okay with what these people around you are saying, but you don't know how to speak up the thing that helped me the most. Most was coming to the realization. That like I. Get to be in charge of me. I get to be the person who decides who I'm going to be. What I'm GonNa do I'm going to stand for and what I'm not going to stand for, and I think that when kids in situations where you love your friends, but maybe your friends are saying things that highlight some problematic ways of thinking or or maybe wages. They are thinking at all. For me now what I would say, it's important to like. Talk to them about it. If friendship if your friendships are real, your friends should be receptive to hearing what you have to say into hearing about the ways that they hurt you and if they're not receptive to that, then they're probably not actually your friends. Is that make sense? Yes, because even in the book I was looking at the relationship between jared in manny in I was like manny should probably say something to jared. All other white friends who are saying comments that are aggressive towards his race in his people. You know yeah, yeah, but it's tricky like it is a tricky thing when you've been accepted by a group of. Of People for so long? There's a desire not want to upset that. However, even manny got to a breaking point. Right and I think as long as we recognize our own value. It's easier for us to stand up for ourselves for the people that we care about. Yes, because I understood manny's perspective, too, because he that's all he ever knew. That's what that's what he grew up with. You know the quote. Unquote preppy black boy and I think it was a really different take on young adult literature to see a black kid like many injustice. Go through real life struggles, but just the specifically because he found a way to. To confront it with peace, how did you come up with the idea for justice to write letters to Dr King Interestingly enough. There was a second. This is I won't say a second. This was like in a string. It was a pretty high number in the string of shootings, but there was a shooting that impacted me just as much as Jordan Davis, and that with the shooting of my own Brown in Ferguson Missouri, in response to that shooting, protests and marches broke out across the country, and it was really amazing to see people's kind of standing in solidarity against racism, but there was also a contingent of people who would quote. Quote Dr King in opposition to some of the protesting in the marching, which is a thing that like never made sense to me. I'm like no I'm pretty sure this is exactly the kind of thing Dr King. Not only would have stood for did stand for so after hearing. There's the mayor the mayor of my city. Actually at that point was his name was Christine read, and there was a day where we were supposed to do March and he got on the news, and he said all I ask is that you don't take the freeways. Dr King would never take a freeway and Dr King took a lot of freeways. So that it was like that line of thinking that made me want to examine contemporary events through the Lens of Dr King's teachings because it seems like any time. Something happens to a black person and people in the black community express any kind of anger over it. Other people white people, specifically especially white people in power. We're GONNA throw Dr. King says if like Dr King would have done things differently. He wouldn't be mad type thing and I don't agree with that, so that's why he ended up writing letters to Dr King because I really wanted to address this notion of Dr, King As. A pacifist quote unquote in the sense that like he would have. Just kind of taken would've thrown at him. I don't think that's true. Yeah, and I think it's also hypocritical for people to argue against the protesting with the words of a man who is quite arguably one of the most famous protesters in the world peacefully. Preach Baby. And justices name justice. It's pretty cool to me because the whole book is about justice for Black lives. So when I was reading the book at Keep Reminding Myself Pay, this is his actual name and the spelling was pretty unique to the y. c. e. when you first started writing the book. Did you have justices name? Just stuck in your head, or did you have something that inspired you to name him justice. Yeah, it's always been a very overt play on words. everything about this book is. About Justice. The character in the book is a play on words and Mike and I spell it with a wide did not directly on the nose so I was burying it just a little bit. Because you know people, we kind of created with the way we sell our names and I think that's beautiful day so from the get go. I knew this haircuts name was justice, and I knew that her name justice was going to be writing letters. Dr King, trying to figure out how justice actually work, and so throughout after book. If you see the where this is a good team, you can replace it with the concepts like in the opening chapter you have justice being arrested, and that's what's happening to the concept of justice in that scene, because there is no justice in that scene is being arrested as well because the boy hasn't done anything wrong, the girl has. So yeah I dislike kind of in your face metaphors. That's interesting. I love reading books. You know not not necessarily hidden meanings, but purposeful placement of the words. The absolutely and the sequel. Dear Justice is I. Kid incarcerated writing letters to justice, and it's the same play on words, so that was fun. Yeah, I can't wait to read that one I've really can't in September when that book drops, I will probably be the first person to read it honestly, and that brings me into the title Dear Martin Even Justice was it something that came after the story was written, or did you write the book based on justice writing to Martin or you know the title? Yeah the latter, so like I. When I wrote this book, I knew it was going to be a kid writing letters to Dr King. And Dear Dr King was just too much of a mouthful. So I went with Martin and like the same thing with your Justice Justice Kwan. He's a character India Martin is writing letters to justice. So that made it really easy fun fact, these are the only two books of mine that I have come up with the title for because I'm actually really bad at titling books, so these were easy, obviously like you ever kid writing writers Martin and Kate Writing Letters to justice very simple with my other books. I had a lot of help with those titles. Like how you called him? Martin in the Book Guy, made it more relatable for me, because if just wanted to be running dear Dr, Martin Luther King Junior dear Dr. Martin Luther King Junior now. I like that I liked how it was deere Martin like he was writing a letter to a friend. Thank you, and if you had to add another character into justice life, this is kind of an interesting question. Who would that person be to him? so interestingly enough the draft of Deer Martin that went to prints in the draft. Everyone like it is in the actual book was not the first one the initial. Dear Martin had it was double the length of what everybody's read. It had eight different points of view. It jumped back and forth in time and justice actually died on page three So. The very different book, but at the same time it was the same book it just like I, move stuff around, however in that previous version justice had a little sister, and she says she was a year younger manny like. Thing for her, and I wound up taking her out. In Edit. It's the one regret I have about this book because you know if you I don't know if you noticed, but there are no black girl in the book Melo is Biracial, but there's no straight up black girl, representing the black girl experience in the book because I, wound up taking her out and not realizing it I. didn't I didn't even notice that I had removed. Removed myself from the story, so that is the person that I would honestly put back in like if I could add another character, I would put her back into the book because she really was this kind of sounding board and this voice of reason in the thick of everything going on so personality lake. She was a big reader. She was kind of quiet. She kept to herself. academically driven she injustice were a lot of like She did not get along. Get along with their mother at all. Where justice with the he has the issue with his mom when it comes to s j win the sister within their. She and her mom just didn't get along at all so like it was just added a different layer the story I think. I would've loved to read about her. And I was reading the book in the realization came to me while not really realization because I knew this was going on in the world, but it settled in for me that this really is the harsh reality for so many black teenage boys who are being victimized by law enforcement in this book is actually the truth like some of their stories written down, so do you know anybody in your personal life that face this kind of adversity with law enforcement? I absolutely do unfortunately I know more than one person. I know one person who just turned eighteen, and he's one of my favorite people on Earth and he has had. He's had some run INS with law enforcement that have been completely unfair with every time he gets arrested. He gets out in the charges. Get dropped because he shouldn't have been charged in the first place type thing and then I actually have a female friend recently had an experience with police brutality that. Shook her up pretty shook her up pretty badly and it's it's interesting. Right? Because in both of these situations, it typically ends up being. There's always more than one police officer. Always and you have this group of like. Three four five police officers who are all for some reason intensely afraid of this one. African American person. You know it's it's such an interesting dynamic, and it's an unfortunate one and I'm glad that I got to write about. Police brutality, and I got to write about kind of this humanity of people, really because even police officers are people, and we're all fallible and I grew up with a police officer in my house. My Dad was a cop for the first twenty four years of my life, so having his insight and having him help me kind of walk through. Separating this ideal when it comes to what police officers are supposed to be from the fact that like they're human and they mess up. That really helped me with this book, and it helps me kind of when I'm hearing these stories from friends. It helps me Kinda like knocking as mad as probably would've other. Right, and it's not even the fact that it's all these beliefs offers going for this one person, a lot of the Times that person is a child. They're minor, and they're not even doing anything wrong. That warrants time treatment that they're being given. I even saw a video of this young girl and the officer that that she was holding a blunt, and she was holding a mechanical Pencil and the officer tackled her. She was fourteen. She was one year younger than me and that really hit hard for me. Yeah, and why? You know like why even if she wa holding a blunt. What would be the purpose in tackling her? You know what I mean like. It's one of those things around like what goes through your head. What goes through your head? When you're making these decisions that clearly are not good decision right and I know you went to bell men in Hec you and I love the idea of going to college of the bunch of people identify. What's kind of jealous on model fifteen in college yet, but towards the. Justices roommate is a preppy boy whose first impression immediately. Let's readers know that they're. Really Award contrast between their backgrounds. So, what was your college experience like in? How do you think it would differ from experience at a predominantly white college so I can tell you exactly how it differed from from the experience that a predominantly a predominantly white institution, Pwi, if you will, because I went to one I started at Georgia Tech So I started my first year college at. The Georgia Institute of Technology, which is a technological university definitely majority white and I hated it so much. It's interesting because I came from the kind of space that justice did with regard to like my classes. My high school was very diverse Supermix probably I think when I was in high school. It was one of the most socio economically diverse high schools in the country like not just the state, but like in the nation so you had kids who only eight at school, because they didn't have food at home or they didn't have a home. And then you had kids who drug this wound BMW like it was like this very wide variety of students that was very ethnically diverse. It was majority white, but there were people from all different backgrounds I had friends from all different backgrounds, but in my classroom spaces I was typically the only African American student. It says a lot about how we qualify the word gifted etc ninety to go into that right now, but. I had classrooms like justices, so I thought that the transition from a space like the one I would high school in to space like Georgia tech would be an easy one right like I was used to being surrounded by white people, but it was next level and walking around in a space where you have to be like you're there because of merit, right like people think of college it's like. It's base you. Being at an institution is basically based on test scores and grades. Etcetera Etcetera so if you're at like a more prestigious institution, people expect that either if you're if you're a person of color, there's either this expectation that you. It depends on what kind of person of color you are right, because like I. Don't think anybody aside a students of East Asian descent at Yale like that's the. There's this expectation that that east people that are Asian to sink are very very smart, but if you're Latino. Or if you're African American, if you're African even there's this expectation that will you're only here because -firmative action and I could feel that walking around campus interestingly enough. There's a scene in the book. They're talking about their test. Scores Justice Has Gotten Higher Higher Act score in jared. Jared is kind of the main antagonists endear. Martin and jared just does not believe him when he when justice says this. I pulled that whole scene from my life year of high school I had a girl in my iffy language and composition class, who was appalled at the idea that I had gotten a higher act score than her and I could feel that same kind of attitude as I walked around the Georgia Tech campus, so I transferred with Spelman and it was be complete opposite like Spelman, with such a warm and welcoming and life giving place because suddenly you don't have that cloak over you right like you don't have that feeling of somebody looking at you and assuming that you're not supposed to be there, it's just you are free to thrive. People are supported. You have all of these people who look like you and who know what your experience you're like. General experiences in this country are like so you can just vibe and it was I. can't I can't have more highly recommend the ABC experience for kids who are for kids who are black his. It's just like for a minute for four years. You get to be in this. This incubator where people want to see you succeed, you come to discover how beautiful it is to be the type of person that you are and everything about you is celebrated and I just like. If I could go back I would definitely do it again. Yeah! I would love to have not experienced because like how you were saying you went to the diverse high school I went to. An. Elementary school was predominantly white, but there was still a lot of diversity because it was predominantly white, mostly white people there and I had a lot of white friends. There was once this white boy that had the audacity needs to come up to me Commun- Oreo. End I was like I'm not an Oriole I'm a saw new I i. don't really understand where you're coming from with that, but that's just an example of how. People were trying to alienate me because I was black, but apparently because I speak properly, I sound white, which doesn't make sense. You can't sound or color, but I was speaking to when I spoke to Christian about Dear Martin, for the other episode. We discussed how jared was trying to make justice feel like less because. He thought that he didn't have a higher test score, which that doesn't have the same education, and it's not even about test scores test scores don't necessarily determine your intelligence or your emotional intelligence or anything like that it determined your ability to retain information, and that information back out on a test paper, which is bad I'm just saying that's what this and irritated say that to justice into so shocked. You know shaken to the core. He was shaking in his boots. Because justice had a higher test score was just crazy to me. Me Too 'cause that's that girl by class was looking. There's no way you gotta higher than me Okay why is that like? Why is that your assumption? And it's interesting because when you call, people backtrack immediately, because most people don't actually realize that they have these racist ideas in their head, and it's it's like. They don't reflect. I WanNa say this racist ideas don't reflect poorly on a person. As long as that person is willing to deal with the idea where it came from, so we are all products of our environment. We grew up in a country that has drilled into every single one of us that we are listed on when I say one of I. Mean Black People that black people we are less than. We don't have the same emotional I mean the same. Same, intellectual capacity! We are not as smart. We can't do as well on test. Scores like these are things that we have been conditioned to believe about ourselves, and that other people have been conditioned to believe about us so when you call that out, it's like okay now. You person who just made the statement that is a racist statement, and that calling you a racist I'm saying that what you just said with a racist statement that is evidence of a racist. Racist idea that you have in your head. Are you willing to confront that idea in adjusted? If you're not then, you are racist if you are. They're being anti-racists right? And that even goes back to the ideas of segregation in schools. Because when those black kids got him, he down from white people, they were thinking in their head. Hey, you don't deserve the new things, so we'll give you the old things and it's Kinda parallel to now when white kids think. Think that they're better than us. Because of the you know, it's just not true. Everybody has a mental capacity and I just don't like that stereotype. I think it's really ignorant for people to say yes. I completely agree and also like the way that we hold up standardized testing as this kind of end, all be all message on intelligence is also kind of a problem because it's not everybody's brain works the same way anyway. We could talk all day about this. Right because for double I'm a really good test taker I can remember information sometimes without even studying put on tests, but the person next door might struggle memorizing things, but the really really good at math in systems and things like that Yup. Okay, so now we're going to go into the quiz segment in I'm going aboard are well. The you know your book game were I'm GonNa ask you five questions about details in the story in each question, you will have five seconds to answer correctly. What a gun! Your point in that final score, so that's a little takeaway from this conversation. Question One. What type of car was mellow Taylor founding when justice SAR, it's a Mercedes. The candy, Apple Red Mercedes I. Don't remember the model. Oh boy. Yeah, that's right. And I put put them on. I don't even know if I. Put the MODEL in the book, but it's a candy. Algorithm Sadie Yeah You said Candy Apple Red mercedes-benz. Yes, okay, awesome! Okay, question one. That's correcting. Question to. What is manny's cousins full name? It's Brunell. Look one Bain accurate. Yeah I just wrote a whole new book about him. You know. If I missed that one ever going to be a problem. Yes, that's good. Okay, so wanted to correct question number three. What beverage did bring justice when he came to visit? GATORADE. Yes, and I know that because it's my own hangover remedy. I am thirty five years old. And sometimes there are times. On. Question Four. What is the name of the mountain that justice in many were supposed to go hiking on? Down Mountain, yes. Are Eighty, percent of the way through your winning right now. Number five which country artist S. J always listen to. She was doing schoolwork. Oh shoot. Okay, I think it's Carrie underwood. It's either Kyrie Underwater Miranda, Lambert but I think Carrie underwood. It's Carrie underwood. One hundred percent. You know your buck. That's so. Awesome I thought it would be easy, but you got all of them so good job. Thank you, my dear okay. Well I, just WANNA. Say thank you so much for coming to talk to me and thank you to everyone who listened to us. Discuss this book. Make sure you follow or subscribe to the Book Junkie podcasts on whatever platform you're using right now. If this got you interested in reading dear Martin by Nick Stone, you can purchase it on sites like Brown Katrina Dot Org Amazon Barnes and noble or Nixon Dot Info. If you'd like to know more about me. Visit Brown's redoubt work, which is a website for my nonprofit, you can learn about my personality, my undying love for books, and how I turn into a nonprofit, that helps others. You can also follow. Brown gets read on Instagram facebook and twitter all at Brown. And don't forget to follow Miss Nick. Stone on these platforms as well by going to the search bar in typing in Nick Stone. I promise you'll find. I'm glad you made it to the end of this episode and I'm so happy. You decided to click on the book junkie thank. You so much for listening and be sure to come back for more of my friends and I discussing diverse books as well as interviews with the same authors. Miss Stone any last words your often in all of you read our. They're often keep it up. Awesome okay well until next time book junkies by.

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The Daily Show Podcast Universe Episode 4: Pod Save Little Creek Elementary

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

11:15 min | 10 months ago

The Daily Show Podcast Universe Episode 4: Pod Save Little Creek Elementary

"You're listening to comedy central. Their podcast listener. This is delighted from the daily show with Trevor Noah. Letting you know that Pond Save Little Creek. Elementary is just one episode and the daily show podcast universe a new mini series from the daily show with Trevor Noah to hear all five episodes search for the daily show. podcast universe on Apple podcasts. What can you do to fight back against the injustices of today? Obviously there's no no better activism than listening to a podcast. It's time to join the resistance against a tyrannical divisive elementary school principal. Along with your hosts I Johnny Tommy and Isabel this is pod save little creek elementary. Hello and welcome to another episode of pod Save Willow Creek elementary the five hundred nineteenth podcast growing network. We are the podcast by the resistance and for the resistance inside Little Creek. Elementary School and Fairfax. Virginia I'm judy. I'm Isabella and I'm Tommy. Word fourth grade and we have so much to discuss this week including Principal Walsh's outrageous decision to shorten recess by fifteen minutes. This is not normal we also have plenty more about billable Welsh's efforts to build a wall between Mill Creek Gallery in Santa Fe Blah mill school. Your parents tax dollars hard at work later in the POD. We have an interview with miss stowed. She's a substitute teacher. Who we think should be the next couple of low creek elementary school? She made a lot of ways last week when she let us have to snack times so excited for that before we get going some housekeeping. We're recording a live episode of pod. Save Low Creek at Jackson's birthday party on Saturday. If you'd like to attend the taping being get your mom to RSVP to Jackson's mom there's going to be laser tag. Tommy we also have some news about Isis podcast. Yes our sister. MR PODCAST has new interview with my sister. Her name is Victoria. He's an eighth grade and she's really mean to me. Check Out pod save my sister on I tunes. Also this episode of pod. Safe Little Creek is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue delivered straight to your cubbyhole. Are you tired of constantly running out of glue. I know I am glue. Apron is your new source for all things glue crazy glue or cement. You name it last week. I got an amazing lustig from Apron. It's purple. I'm obsessed love Glue Brand. I especially like their edible glow. I don't think any of the glue is edible. Asked to go to the bathroom. Glue Apron it's paste modernize let's get to the news this week. Principal Welsh announced escalation shade war banning the trade of POKEMON cards. He said quote. I'm calling for a total and complete shutdown of all snow lacks decks until we figure out what's going on a few questions first of all can the principal do this absolutely really not. He is way beyond his authority here. It's mind blowing for years. The foundation of our elementary school continue to unmistakable truce I everybody needs Kuti. Start and second that free. Trade is essential to the health of this school Isabella. I want to turn to you. So why are they teachers. Speaking up about this clear abuse of power while the teacher speak up when principal Walter pointed Jimmy Johnson Hall Martyr. Even though he's the biggest biggest bully and fifth grade teacher speak up when he tried to ban all finger painting because one kid eight the paint again. It looked like it was edible. We know this about the teachers. They are complicit. They're egotistical and they are. I saw Sali's. Can I just say something this. The principal is bull who is stoking divisions. He's making us learn long division. Every phone has a calculator. Man I can I say another thing. There's there's no reason we should be learning to play the recorder visible lonely instrument. Let's get back on track. I think we need to face the facts here. And this is unpleasant to admit but the principle is a fart face Disa- principal who has shown time and time again that he's a fart face but all of his neighbors are too afraid to say principle welches afar face. It's always like calling someone. A fight face is worse than actually being a Fart face being afar. Faces aces houses. The Principal Welsh Sung student of the month. You're talking about Principle Walsh Judea. Yeah he doesn't even know what a fraction as and all of a sudden he's doing morning announcements and getting straight as part of a larger pattern of corruption. I mean why is it that principle Welt. It's forcing us to learn cursive. No one writes discursive anymore. It's because crystal. Welsh is a right to protest is in out an outright supremacist. This is not normal. Let's also not forget. The principal. Welsh has repeatedly committed adultery and Tommy Minder listeners adultery as adultery is when you ask an adult why hi there doing something and they say because I'm and you aren't I hate adultery. My Dad always commits adultery. When I ask why he gets to eat ice scrape for dinner? My Dad also committed adultery. And now I get two Christmases Isabela. What can our listeners due to fight back against principal Welsh? There are still many awesome organizations out there you can go to vote save little creek dot org for a list of opportunities. We are currently looking for volunteers to t p principal welches his office. And that's a great event for a great cause. You should also check our friends at swing left and how our listeners fides we left all the playground. It's it's a swing set on the left next the monkey bars another great organization and a very fun swaying Oga evade back. After this word from our sponsors answers great I'm going to go to the potty pods. A Little Creek brought to you by progressing. Mommy insurance did you accidentally call your teacher. Mommy did you cry as everyone laughed at you. I've done unless several multi unit progressing. Mommy's which can project you. In the case of a mommy acid guessing. Mommy Insurance will tell other students you did. I did actually say mommy and that just crying because you had dusted you. I question what this work if I called Mister Thompson Dad and hypothetically peed my pants during the school talent. Show absolutely guessing mom you served also covers data accidents no additional cost. Wow where was all of second grade this mommy. Don't talk to your teacher without it Hello pod save little creek elementary listeners. I'm Tom Steyer if you're like me. You're concerned about the direction of Little Creek. Elementary School under principal Welsh. That's why I'm spending twelve million dollars of my own money on PODCAST UNCAST adds to announce my candidacy for principle of Little Creek Elementary. I support progressive school policies like more flavors of milk in the cafeteria and and a ban on dodgeball whether your third grader or a pe teacher. I'd appreciate your support and now back to the pod I guess today is that we I believe should be the next principal little creek elementary. She was a substitute teacher last week. Please welcome Mr Code High Kids. This podcasting studio is so cool. Did your parents are you kidding. My parents are so behind the Times. They communicate via text message. Let's so Miss Stone. You are in mazing substitute teacher. We were supposed to take a geography quiz. You let us play Board Games. uh-huh we were supposed to learn long vision. You let us watch chicken run. Let's start at the beginning. Why were you inspired to become sub? let's see. I got fired from Old Navy for running illegal casino in the fitting rooms. The next day I saw pop up ad for a substitute teacher. NASTY CELEB- make outs dot com and two days later boom. I'm teaching teaching fourth graders inspiring. Tell me Miss Stone. What would your first act as principal of little creek elementary school be Herb that'd probably turn the Music Room and to illegal casino. Okay what else I guess the Performing Arts Theatre I would also turned into an casino so we were hoping you had some ideas that would make the school better for us the students. Oh okay okay okay. You know. I've got problems with principal. Welsh watch. We hear that for example. Why do you fourth graders have so much homework sing? It says there in fact why you have to come to school at all. I'm loving this. You could make plenty plenty of money as a blackjack dealer illegal casino. Okay mistake you've given us in our listeners. Lot think about thank you for coming on the PODCAST. Thank you for having me do you. Validate parking. Parking is free. This is a public elementary school. How how no she could be the future of this elementary school? Yeah Yeah I mean I have some concerns about the illegal casino part of her platform. But there's no such thing as the perfect candidate for principle this. It's not normal. What's not normal? Sorry I'm a- forgot to cut the crusts off. PB and J.. That's all for today's episode of Paul. Dave Little Creek Elementary. Be sure to tune in next week when we will have an interview with Mr Weaver. He is another candidate for principal. Who is running on a promise of Cudi shots for all no student to go into debt because they cannot afford a Kuti shot? That's next week on pod save low creek elementary until then. We hope to see you at Jackson's birthday party this Saturday. Let's on fudge this elementary school. Now this has been a comedy central podcast.

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Pod Save Little Creek Elementary

The Daily Show Podcast Universe

10:56 min | 11 months ago

Pod Save Little Creek Elementary

"You're listening to comedy central. What can you do to fight back against the injustices of today? Obviously there's no better activism than listening to a podcast. It's time to join the resistance against a torrential divisive elementary school principal along with your hosts Johnny Tummy and Isabel. This is pod save little creek elementary. Hello and welcome to another episode of pod Save Willow Creek elementary the five hundred nineteen podcast and growing network. We are the podcast by the resistance and for the resistance inside Little Creek. Elementary School in Fairfax Virginia. I'm Judy I'm Isabella and I'm Tommy word fourth grade and we have so much discussed this week including Principal Walsh's outrageous decision to short recess by fifteen minutes. This is not normal we also have plenty more about pivotal. Walsh's efforts to build a wall between Lil Creek elementary and Santa Plug blood mill school. Your parents tax dollars. Hard at work later in the POD. We have an interview with miss stowed. She's a substitute teacher. Who we think should be the next principle of low creek elementary school. She made a lot of ways last week. She let us have to snack times so excited that before. We get going some housekeeping. We're recording a live episode of Positive Mill Creek at Jackson's died birthday party on Saturday. If you'd like to attend to get your mom to our VP to Jackson's mom. There's going be laser tag. Tommy we also have some news about Isis podcast. Yes our sister. Podcast has new interview with my sister. Her name is Victoria. She's an eighth grade and she's really mean to me. Checkout pod. Save my sister on itunes. Also this episode of pod Safe Little Creek is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue delivered straight to your cubbyhole. Are you tired of constantly running out of glue? I know I am glue. Apron is your new source for all things. Glue crazy glue or cement. You name it last week. I got an amazing stick from Blue Apron. It's purple. I'm obsessed love. Glue a brand. I especially liked their edible glow. I don't think any of the glue is edible bathroom. Blue Apron it's paste modernized. Let's get news this week. Principal Welsh announced an escalation is shade war banning the trade of all POKEMON cards. He said quote. I'm calling for a total and complete shutdown of all snow. Relax decks until we figure out what's going on a few questions first of all. Can the principal do this? Absolutely not he is way beyond his authority. Here it's mind blowing for years the foundation of our elementary school continue to unmistakable truths first. Everybody Needs Kuti. Start and second that free. Trade is essential to the health of this school Isabella. I want to turn to you. Why are they teachers? Speaking about this clear abuse of power well does the teacher speak up when principal appointed Jimmy Johnson Hall martyr. Even though he's the biggest bully and fifth grade teachers speak up when he tried to ban all sanger painting because one kid eight the paint again. It looked like it was edible. We know this about the teachers. They are complicit. They are egotistical. And they are. I saw Sali's can I just say something? This a principal who is stoking divisions. He's making us learn long division. Every phone has a calculator a man I can. I say another thing. There's no reason we learned to play the recorder visible lonely instrument. Let's get back on track. I think we need to face the facts here. And this is unpleasant to admit but the principle is a fart face this principle who has shown time and time again that he's a fart face but all of his neighbors are too afraid to say principle welches afar face. It's always like calling someone. A fight face is worse than actually being a fart face being a fart faces. How is the principal? Welsh is sung got student of the month. You're talking about Pixel Walsh Judea. Yeah he doesn't even know what a fraction as and all of a sudden he's doing morning announcements and getting straight as part of a larger pattern of corruption. I mean why is it? That principle Welt is forcing us to learn cursive. No one writes cursive anymore. It's because pistol. Welsh is a right to protest in out an outright supremacist. This is not normal. Let's also not forget that. Principal Welsh has repeatedly committed adultery and Tommy Reminder listeners adultery as adultery is when you ask an adult why they're doing something and they say because I'm an adult and you aren't. I hate adultery. My Dad always commits adultery. When I ask why he gets T- ice cream for dinner. My Dad also committed adultery. And now I get to Christmases Isabella. What our listeners. Due to fight back against principal Welsh. There are so many awesome organizations out. There you can go to vote save little creek dot org for a list of opportunities. We are currently looking for volunteers to T- principal welches office. That's a great event for a great cause. You should also check out our friends at swing last and how Listeners Fides. We left all the play ground. It's a swing set on the left next monkey bars another great organization and a very fun swing. Okay all right back after this word from our sponsors great I'm going to go to the potty pods little creek brought to you by progressing. Mommy insurance did you accidentally call your teacher. Mommy did you start cry as everyone laughed at you. I've done this several well. Tommy you need progressing mommy. Which can project you. In the case of a mommy accident guessing mommy insurance will tell other students. You did actually say Mommy and that you've just crying 'cause you had dusted you. I question what this work by called Mister Thompson Dad and hypothetically peed my pants during the school talent. Show absolutely me Also covers data accidents for no additional cost. Wow where was this all of second grade desimone insurance? Don't talk to your teacher without it. Hello pod save little creek elementary listeners. I'm Tom Steyer if you're like me. You're concerned about the direction of Little Creek. Elementary School under principal Welsh. That's why I'm spending twelve million dollars of my own money on. Podcast ADDS to announce my candidacy for principle of Little Creek Elementary. I Support Progressive School Policies. Like more flavors of milk in the cafeteria and a ban on dodgeball. Whether you're a third grader or a PE teacher. I'd appreciate your support and now back to the pod. I guess today someone that we believe should be the next principal. Little Creek Elementary. She was a substitute teacher last week. Please welcome miss stowed high kits. This podcast studio so cool. Did your parents are you kidding? My parents are so behind the Times. They communicate via tax message. Let's texting so miss stone. You are amazing substitute teacher. We were supposed to take a geography quiz. You let us play Board Games. We were supposed to learn long division. You let us watch chicken run. Let's start at the beginning. Why were you inspired to become sub? let's see. I got fired from old Navy for running an illegal casino in the fitting rooms the next ask pop up ad for a substitute teacher. Nasty CELEB- make outs dot com in two days later. Boom I'm teaching. Fourth graders inspiring. Tell me Miss Stone. What would your first act as Principal Little Creek? Elementary School be Probably turn the Music Room an illegal casino. Okay what else I guess the Performing Arts Theatre I would also turn into an illegal casino. We were hoping you had some ideas that would make the school better for US students. Oh okay okay okay. You know. I've got problems with principal Welsh. We hear that for example. Why do you fourth graders have so much homework? Sing it sister in fact why you have to come to school at all. I'm loving this. You could make plenty of money as a blackjack dealer am I illegal casino. Okay MS stowed. You've given us in our listeners. Lot think about thank you for coming on the POD. Thank you for having me. Do you validate parking. Parking is free. This is a public elementary school. We'll put our no. I think she could be the future of this elementary school. Yeah I mean I have some concerns about the illegal casino part of her platform. But there's no such thing as the perfect candidate for principle. This is not normal. What's not normal. Sorry my mom forgot to cut the CRUSTS OFF MY PB and J. That's all for today's episode of Pod. Dave Little Creek Elementary. Be sure to tune in next week when we will have an interview with Mr Weaver. He is another candidate for principal. Who is running on a promise of Cudi shots for all? Those students should go into debt because they cannot afford according shop. That's next week on pod. Save Low Creek elementary until then. We hope to Jackson's birthday party this Saturday. Let's on fudge this elementary school. This has been a comedy central podcast.

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October 20, 2020: Man Illegally Jumps Over Niagara Falls

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October 20, 2020: Man Illegally Jumps Over Niagara Falls

"This episode is brought to you by bull and branch incredibly soft sheets crafted with organic cotton. So comfortable even three former US presidents have slept on them only at B. O.. L.. L.. Andbranch DOT. com. Today is Tuesday October Twentieth Two Thousand and twenty on this day in two thousand and three forty year old Kirk Jones threw himself over Niagara Falls and miraculously survived whether he intended the come out of the venture alive is up for debate but wouldn't be his last dive into the choppy waters. Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're covering Kirk Jones's risky and illegal jump over Niagara Falls at the New York Canada border. Now, let's go back to one of the world's most famous rivers about six meters above the horseshoe falls drum. Joan stared out at the water eat was epic the way it boomed in his ears. It was a monster of a river nature at her finest. No wonder. So many couples came here for their honeymoons. It was just the place to feel the majesty of the world and to embrace an enormous risk to give yourself fully to another person. But Kirk wasn't here for love. He was on a different kind of mission and it was time to launch. Without further ADO, the forty year old American threw himself into the icy water. It swept him beat I towards the edge of the falls almost instantly the river rushed at one hundred, fifty, thousand gallons per second Kirk heard the sound of screaming tourists and then he fell. The feeling of plunging down the one hundred eighty foot drop was unlike anything he had ever experienced it was as if an enormous vacuum cleaner was sucking him up like he was no more than a tiny insect on a counter being pulled into a swirling vortex, and then he was on the inside and beloved by the falls he spiraled down through the water, his entire body compressed under an unbelievable pressure, and then there was the pain. Kirk crashed hard into the granite table at the base of the falls. But before he could fully register the impact, his mind went blank he blacked out. When he came to he was underwater sputtering and shocked he crawled to the surface and took a deep breath of air as the oxygen filled his panicked adrenaline fuelled body. He realized he'd made it to the falls and lived. Jones pulled himself onto a nearby rock huddled into a little ball and sat down to wheat. Now that he was here at the base of Horseshoe falls and breathing all the uncertainty of the day was gone the park would send a rescue team. He'd visit a hospital to heal his aching ribs. Then he'd explained to authorities that it all had been a suicide attempt hopefully, they'd let him off easy and finally in a week or so he do an interview with Good Morning America about the experience after all he was the first man to go over the falls without any protection and survived. Coming. Up The fallout from Kirk. Jones's jump and the day his luck finally ran out. Listeners. Who Doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I, am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising go stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair Murdoch Summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India the UK and even ancient Rome. Don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon Blackwood A. Sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the Mecer Missouri. A Spanish tale of a wondering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget. October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research a different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain, just relax I go to best scenes the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads, and counting best fiends is a challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play used to play here, and they're like between recording sessions. Or while waiting in line at the store but now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it so much I think what I like most about best scenes is that it's challenging without being so difficult that it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like all never be bored again download best means free today on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best fiends now back to the story. On October twentieth two, thousand, three, forty year old Kirk Jones was swept over the biggest of the Niagara Falls Horseshoe falls he came out of the one hundred eighty foot drop with just a few minor rib injuries at a bruised spine making him the first person to ever survive the jump without protection. and. Then he explained that this wasn't the desired outcome. It had all been a suicide attempt authorities were not as sympathetic to his claim as you might have hoped in part that was because his family and friends predicted it claiming he'd pulled the stunt for the Thrill and glory when he went on Good Morning America to talk about the experience he seemed to revel in the publicity deepening their suspicions. Finally when Kirk announced that he and his brother would be writing a book about the dive those suspicions were all but confirmed it was apparently going to be titled. You're kidding me a knuckleheads guide to surviving Niagara Falls. Still the consequences were fairly mild. Jones was charged with mischief and unlawfully performing a stunt in Canada as the falls straddled the US Canadian border after pleading guilty, he was hit with a three thousand dollar fine and banned from Canada for life. That should have been the end of the Kirk Jones Niagara Story as himself put after leaving court I understand what I did was wrong. You'll never see and action in Niagara Waters with mine name written on it again. And for years, it was true. Jones never published a book about his Niagara Fall and soon after the fiasco, he leveraged his fifteen minutes of fame to get a job as a stunt performer with a Florida circus, an apt and legal home for his talents. By two, thousand, seventeen, he was a relatively unknown fifty-three-year-old living in spring, Hill. Florida. Until in June of that year, he decided it was time to return to the north and Niagara Falls. In youngstown New York about twelve miles from horseshoe falls the Niagara River and lake. Ontario meet on June second two, thousand, seventeen nearly fourteen years after he took his first plunge that's where Kirk Jones's body washed to shore investigators quickly surmised that he'd returned to the area on April nineteenth and attempted the horseshoe falls drop a second time. Allegedly Kirk had called his wife and told her he was doing a stunt at the falls then he reportedly asked her to wish him luck. But wishing for luck doesn't always work and this time Kirk had none to spare. He may have been inspired to jump over the falls a second time because he was no longer the only man to survive the stunt during the fourteen years between his first and last drops. Three other people matched his achievement. His legacy was also overshadowed by nick will lender. The self-described King of the high wire will Linda is known for performing high-wire stunts without a safety net and on June fifteenth to thousand twelve, he became the first person to walk a tight rope across Niagara, falls. More dare devils are likely to supplant both Jones and will lend in the future. The rushing Niagara River at its majestic falls are an iconic natural monument and for someone with a taste for watery thrills, they'll always be an alluring challenge. Thanks for listening today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. You can find all episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast. For Freon, spotify we'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today true crime was created by Max Cutler and his a podcast studios original it executive produced by Max Cutler Sound Design Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden, and Freddie. 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October 19, 2020: Robert Lee Yates, Jr. Pleads Guilty

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October 19, 2020: Robert Lee Yates, Jr. Pleads Guilty

"Shipped is delivery done differently, their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About full shoppers unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped. Makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today once again, that's S. H. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Monday October. Nineteenth two, thousand twenty on this day in two. Thousand serial killer Robert Lee Yates junior pled guilty to thirteen murders. It marked an end to Yates nearly twenty five year murder spree and all. But ensured that he would spend the rest of his life in prison or face the death penalty. Welcome welcomed today in true crime a spotify original from podcast. Due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today recovering the trial of serial killer Robert Lee Gates Junior. Let's travel back to spokane Washington on October nineteenth two thousand. Forty eight year old, Robert, Lee Yates junior shuffled into a spokane county superior court room with a receding hairline comb over and glasses. He looked more like an insurance actuary then a cold blooded killer but the courthouse was packed with friends and families of his victims in all Spokane county detectives and prosecutors linked Yates military veteran and family man to thirteen murders and they suspected yates had committed more yates face remained expressionless as the courtroom erupted into jeers. The families could barely contain their disdain for the confessed murderer. The judge tried to bring the crowd to order. He smashed his gavel onto the wooden days after a few moments the spectators hushed. Then, the judge read a list of charges against Yates Thirteen counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder in response to each charge yates wiped his eyes and droned. Guilty your honor. Throughout the courtroom many family members sobbed and comforted each other envisioning the horror that snuffed out their loved ones lives when the judge was complete, he dismissed gates he ordered the killer back to prison where he would await sentencing for his unspeakable acts. At that had been going on four years. A typical night in the life of Yates the serial killer was may twelfth nineteen ninety. Eight After eating dinner his family forty, five year old Robert Lee Yates junior went out to the driveway of his spokane. Washington home. He started the engine of his White Nineteen, seventy, seven Chevrolet Corvette. He was proud of his vintage sports car and he washed nearly every week. He told his wife and five children that he was taking the car out for a spin little. Did they know he had a loaded twenty five caliber handgun stuffed in his pocket and he planned to murder someone? Yates pulled out of the driveway and aimed the old sports car toward downtown spokane. He cruised past quaint churches and white picket fences past diners and dive bars. Then he turned onto sprague avenue sprig wasn't any old street in spokane the portion of it. He was closest to was considered the red light district home to sex workers and drug addicts, and it was Yates's ground he knew every corner and parking lot. Yates slowed the corvette down to a crawl as he scoped the sidewalks for his next victim. Then, he spotted her forty three year old Melody Murphy. Murphy was thin and wiry from years of drug use and hard living. She had dark straight hair not unlike Yates wife. Linda. And most importantly she was alone the perfect target. Yates pulled the corvette over and roll down the car window. He smiled at Murphy and tried to seem charming after negotiating a deal she got in next to him they drove to a dark alley nearby there they had sex in the car. Afterward. While Murphy was straightening her skirt gates game to plastic grocery bag over her head. While the woman struggled to breathe Yates pulled the twenty five caliber pistol from his pocket and shot her in the head twice. Melody Murphy was dead. Coming up Robert Lee Yates junior berries, one of his victims in an unusual place. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October first, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series, haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair murden summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India, the UK and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon. Blackwood. A sinister account of condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the Mecer Ray a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned-out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search park cast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain and just relax I go to best fiends the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads and counting best beans is a challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play I used to play here and they're like. Between recording sessions or while waiting in line at the store but now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it so much I think what I like most about best fiends is that it's challenging without being so difficult that it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like I'll never be bored again download best fiends free today on the apple APP store or Google play that's friends without the our best fiends. Now back to the story. On October nineteenth two. Thousand serial killer Robert Lee Yates junior pled guilty to thirteen murders. His crime stretched back for years amongst the dark alleys of spokane Washington. The Night of May Twelfth Nineteen Ninety eight was just one example when forty five year old Robert Lee Gates junior killed Melody Murphy. Her body was slumped over and bleeding in the passenger seat of Yates's White Nineteen seventy seven Chevrolet corvette it's unknown whether Yates continued to have sex with Murphy's body after she was deceased but police discovered evidence that he had done. So with previous victims after Yates admired his kill, he started the car he knew he had to dispose of the body in the past he drove his victims miles outside of spokane to secluded dumpsites. Recently, however, Yates had become more brazen. He began leaving bodies along the side of the road only blocks from where he picks them up. But this time Melody Murphy's body would be left in peculiar and ritualistic place. Yates. Drove back through spokane to his family's home on East Forty Ninth Avenue. While you gates's wife and five children were inside sleeping, he snuck into a storage shed and grabbed shovel. He crossed the backyard to the flowerbed under his and his wife's bedroom window there he dug a shallow grave. Next, he dragged Melody Murphy's body from the car and arranged her under the window only twelve inches from the foundation of the home. Then he her in eight inches of dirt. Afterwards Yates cleaned up and went to bed knowing that melodies body was just outside. It was an escalation of his serial killer behavior. Now, he was keeping trophies of his kills literally in his own backyard. Fortunately justice caught up with Yates two years. Later he was arrested on April eighteenth two thousand. As part of his plea bargain he drew a map to wear melody Murphy's body was buried at Yates sentencing on October twenty, six, two, thousand families and friends of the victims were allowed to confront the murderer melody Murphy's daughter and Davis addressed gates with an emotional speech. She called him a sick monster and asked why he would bury her mother in his yard. She told him that she hoped he would be tormented in prison for the rest of his life. Throughout and testimonial yates remained cold and expressionless. He only showed emotion when he read a prepared apology. Yates contrition fell on deaf ears though the judge sentenced gates to four hundred, eighty years in prison. Two years later in two, thousand and two Yates was convicted of additional murders in nearby Pierce County, and this time he was sentenced to death. That plan didn't come to fruition though in two thousand, eighteen while awaiting execution Yates death sentence was commuted. The state of Washington ruled that capital punishment was unconstitutional for all prisoners even serial killers like Yates. Robert Lee. Yates remains behind bars at the Washington state penitentiary where he will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Thanks for listening today in true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson for more on Robert Lee Yates checkout serial killers episodes, which delve deeper into his life and crimes. Today and true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today and true crime and all other spotify originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound design by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron, Shapiro Carly Madden and Freddie. 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October 24, 2020: UK Closes Syrian Embassy

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October 24, 2020: UK Closes Syrian Embassy

"Shipped is delivery differently, their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About full shoppers, unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today. Once again, that's S. H. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Saturday October Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty on this day in nineteen, eighty, six, the British government cut diplomatic ties with Syria over a failed airplane bombing, an attack that was allegedly planned by Syrian intelligence. Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're covering the fallout of Nasar. Hindawi's attempt to blow up L. Flight Zero one six. Let's go back to the Syrian Embassy in London on October twenty fourth. Nineteen eighty-six. The Syrian ambassador. Dr, Lau tough Heidar didn't WANNA. Ever hear reporters voice again, it seemed that every television set in the United Kingdom was tuned to coverage of the trial a trial that had seemingly revealed his own country's duplicity just six months earlier, a terrorist named Nasar Hindawi had tried to blow up a plane although his plot was thwarted. The attempt made international news especially when he claimed that the Syrian government had put him up to. It Hindawi initially claimed that a Syrian intelligence official told him the suitcase contained drugs that needed to be smuggled and sold in Tel Aviv for a fee of two, hundred, fifty, thousand dollars. He was unaware that actually contained an explosive once the bomb was intercepted. Hindawi fled to the Syrian embassy and their ambassador. Heidar had taken him in and allegedly advised Hindawi to cut and dye his hair in the hopes that would help him escape justice. At least that was what Hindawi claimed. But ever since the would be bombers arrest in April Heidar had insisted on his country's innocence he acknowledged that he had met with Hindawi after the bomb was discovered but is an ambassador. It was his job to help all Syrian citizens even those who committed horrendous crimes. Of course British parliament didn't by his denials they called hi Dr Aligarh according to the Crown Serious guilt was plane. So it only stood to reason that British and Syrian relations should fail and on October twenty fourth the same day the jury delivered their guilty verdict against Hindawi Ambassador Heidar got the news he had one week to pack up his things and leave the embassy and the country for good. In the moment Haider's exit and the related terrorist trial was a shameful scandal, but few people would forsee the long term fallout of the ambassadors ouster. Up Next affoil terrorist bombing and how the political machine reshaped the narrative. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling Chan's mysteriously moving objects unfinished business I am ready for all things spooky and so his podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair murden summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India the UK and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon Blackwood A. Sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the MEESE. aurorae a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places go stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast cast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. This episode of today's true crime is brought to you by simply safe simply safe was designed to be easy to use while protecting your whole home twenty, four seven. You can order it online with just the click of a button when mine arrived, I was eager to get it set up immediately it didn't take long I just had to place the sensors plugged in and connected to my Wifi. Then suddenly my whole home was protected I didn't have to worry about tools or drilling or waiting around for technicians. The setup is also intuitive and the. Components blend into my home seamlessly as a single mom who's main job is related to true crime. I really appreciate the peace of mind that simply safe brings their pricing is fair and honest you can get twenty, four, seven professional monitoring and emergency dispatch starting at just fifty cents a day not bad for what US News and World Report called the best. Overall. Home. Security of twenty twenty head to simplisafe dot com slash today and get a free hd camera that simplisafe dot com slash today to make sure they know that our show sent you. Now back to the story. On October, twenty fourth nineteen, eighty, six, the united, Kingdom shut down the Syrian embassy and cut diplomatic relations entirely. It was a dramatic response to the failed terrorist plot to blow up an airplane. The would be bomber Nasar Hindawi. We said that Syrian intelligence agents had bribed him to commit the attack, but they didn't tell him to involve his fiancee and. Marie. Murphy. In Dolly and Murphy had met in Nineteen eighty-five, she'd worked as a maid at the London. Hilton where he was staying as a guest, they soon began dating right up until the end of the year when Murphy announced she was pregnant with Hindawi child unwilling to be a father Hindawi left her. But the next April Hindawi suddenly reinitiated contact. He said, he wanted to marry Murphy and raise the child but only if she'd fly to Israel a few days later for the wedding, he also insisted that they take separate flights. If any of that struck Murphy as strange, she didn't speak up since she was five months pregnant she probably didn't WanNa rock the boat and risk alienating Hindawi again. Before the trip Hindawi but Murphy a new suitcase. She had no way of knowing how to secret hidden bottom containing a plastic explosive especially because Hindawi generously helped her pack the bag ensuring, she wouldn't examine it too closely. He also gave her a calculator saying it was a present for a friend in Israel during the drive to the airport. He asked her to take it out of the bag. So he could test some of its features. Murphy couldn't imagine he was actually setting a timer. Unaware. Of the ticking bomb Murphy cleared. Security. Issue, she almost made it all the way to the plane except a security guard thought her suitcase seemed unexpectedly heavy. When he examined the bag, he found the explosive. The bomb never went off, but it still blew up Murphy's entire life for the next four months she had to grapple with the knowledge that her fiance had used her and her unborn child not carrying that they would have died on the aircraft along with everyone else by the time the trial began that fall Murphy's love had curdled into loathing on the stand. She made eye contact with Hindawi and yelled, you bastard you, how could you do this to me i? Hate you I, hate you your wicked. And the jury sympathized with her on October twenty fourth the same day that the UK cut ties with Syria in we was sentenced to forty five years in prison. His conviction made it easy for officials to cut ties with the Syrian government that allegedly sponsored him by October Thirty First Ambassador Heidar and his staff had left the embassy and we're boarding their flights back to Damascus. The UK in Syria were no longer allies. At least officially but a few years later, the crown reversed course. So did the United States and Canada both of whom had withdrawn ambassadors from Syria following the bombing. The renewed relationship wasn't because of brilliant diplomacy. It stemmed from more complicated motivations tied to the red scare. In the nineteen eighties. Syria and the Soviet Union were close is even though they also had ties to the UK and the United. States the western superpowers considered Syria a sort of unofficial middleman in the Cold War like how divorced parents might question their child about what their ex spouse is up to. But after the bombing plot as long as the UK in Syria weren't speaking to one another, they missed out unimportant intelligence the capitalist world needed the two nations to make up. So in nineteen, eighty, six, the French, and Greek governments both publicly announced that they weren't. that. Hindawi was a Syrian agent and in one thousand, nine, hundred, ninety while the Gulf War raged the UK normalized relations with Syria once more. It wasn't because of a sudden new finding about Hindawi's motives. It wasn't because Syria or ambassador hi, dr were vindicated instead the UK's decision was all about politics. Thanks for listening to today and true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson to hear more about the scandals that shaped United States policy. Be sure to check out political scandals on spotify today in true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other originals for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a spotify original from podcast. It is executive produced by Max Cutler Sound designed by Juan. With production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden, and Joshua Kern this episode of today in true crime was written by Angela Jorgensen with writing assistance by Abigail cannon I'm Vanessa Richardson. 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October 15, 2020: Clarence Thomas Confirmed to Supreme Court

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Now, let's go back to October fifteenth, Nineteen Ninety one to the Senate floor in Washington DC. It was a tense day for the nation for three days. America had listened to law professor Anita Hill testify about the lewd comments Clarence. Thomas. Had made to her while he was her boss ironically at the equal employment. Opportunity, commission or EEOC and hills testimony suggested that there was not much by way of opportunity if you were a young black woman working under Thomas. while. She was reluctant to characterize her treatment under Thomas as illegal sexual harassment in the workplace. She made it clear that his character was not at the standard necessary to serve the highest court in the land. Many Americans rindt convinced by Hill's testimony however, most believed that Clarence Thomas should be confirmed according to a poll run by CBS and the New York. Times these skeptics had various reasons for dismissing hill some she was lying or exaggerating or simply deluded some thought her allegations were part of a racist witch hunt despite the fact that hill like Thomas was black Thomas, himself accused the all white Senate, Judiciary Committee of conducting a high tech. Lynching still other, Thomas. Believed that even if hill whilst telling the truth, it shouldn't matter. Thomas should be considered for the job of Supreme Court judge based on his work, not his personal life. Of course, as his aide Anita, Hill's treatment was part of his work. Now, the Senate was settling in for one last debate over these questions. As the senators argued on the floor President George H W Bush scrambled in the White House doing his best to bring executive pressure to bear on Congress. He wanted his nominee confirmed the American people meanwhile inundated Capitol Hill with all the pressure they could bring to bear phones were ringing off the hook telegrams were coming in droves everyone wanted their say. But in the end, it was up to the Senate their votes would determine whether or not Clarence Thomas was worthy of a spot on the highest judicial bench in the land. The tension of the day reached a boiling point as the results were called in fifty two to forty eight in favor of Thomas. If, three more senators had abandoned Thomas. He would have lost his opportunity to sit on the Supreme Court bench forever but he had just enough Democrats on his side to scramble across the Finish Line Eleven. Many of those senators were dependent on the support of black constituents and likely feared that a vote against Thomas would be read as an anti-black vote. Still it was far from a sweeping victory for Thomas. It's no surprise that the judge wanted to put the whole ordeal behind him as he put it this is a time for healing not a time for anger or Animus or animosity we have to put these things behind us and go forward. That worked out pretty well for him to this day almost two decades later he still sits on the Supreme Court and at seventy two, he may have years left before retirement. The oldest ever judge to leave the court was Oliver Wendell. Holmes Junior who served until he was ninety years old. Many women were less eager to forget what happened in October nineteen ninety one however, Marsha Green Burger founder of the National Women's law center explained it way. Anita. Hill sparked conversations among women that they had never had before about experiences that they realized were shared by so many others. This was the first time that they saw they weren't alone both by her telling her own story, and then by they're discussing their stories with their friends and family many of these women saw potential in this new solidarity and were determined to transform it into change. Coming up the legacy of Anita Hill's testimony against. Thomas. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair Murdoch in summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan, India the UK and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by. Blackwood a sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the me Suray a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned-out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget. October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. This episode of today in true crime is brought to you by simply safe simply safe was designed to be easy to use while protecting your whole home twenty, four seven. You can order it online with just the click of a button when mine arrived, I was eager to get it set up immediately it didn't take long I just had to place the sensors plugged in and connected to my Wifi. then. Suddenly my whole home was protected. I didn't have to worry about tools or drilling or waiting around for technicians. The setup is also intuitive and the components blend into my home seamlessly as a single mom who's main job is related to true crime. I? Really appreciate the peace of mind that simply safe brings their pricing is fair and honest you can get twenty, four, seven, professional monitoring and emergency. Starting at just fifty cents a day not bad for what US News and World Report called the Best Overall Home Security of twenty twenty head to simplisafe dot com slash today and get a free hd camera that simplisafe dot com slash today to make sure they know that our show sent you. Now back to the story. On October Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety one the US Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States despite credible reports of harassment by law professor, Anita Hill in the process, they woke many American women to the danger of a predominantly male government nineteen, ninety, two, the year following Anita Hill's testimony was dubbed the Year of the woman. Thanks to a record number of women elected into Public Office that included twenty four women elected into the House of Representatives more than doubling the total number of women in the house. At the time, four women were also elected to the Senate for A. Grand total of six still paltry numbers but at least things were moving in the right direction meanwhile claims of sexual harassment filed with Hill and Thomas's former workplace. The EOC increased Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of Nineteen ninety-one, giving more legal recourse to victims of sexual harassment in the workplace and state laws, and even corporate policy started to shift tending towards increased protection against harassment today many people see the viral metoo movement as a descendant of the work that started when Anita Hill spoke up on Capitol Hill, and who herself remains of vocal respected voice against harassment and discrimination of all kinds. But unfortunately, change has been far from linear when Brad Kavanagh was nominated to the Supreme Court by the trump administration in two thousand, eighteen, a disturbingly familiar drama played out in front of Congress and across TV screens around America. Cavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by psychology Professor Christine Blasi Ford. The alleged assault took place when Cavanaugh and Blahsy Ford were both teenagers Blasi four did not seek legal action against cavenaugh. But when he was under consideration for job on the highest court in the land, she sought to inform America about his character. Once again, the allegations swept the country into fervor of dissenting opinions ranging from disbelief at Blasi Ford to discussed at Cavenaugh, and once again despite the controversy, the judge made it to the Supreme Court bench. Of. Course progress isn't always linear and the fact that such similar scenes played out in nineteen, ninety, one and two thousand eighteen does not mean nothing has changed, but it serves as a reminder that the work of ensuring victims are heard and respected is far from. As Anita Hill, put it in an op-ed on the cavenaugh confirmation. Today the public expects better from our government than we got in Nineteen ninety-one when our representatives performed in ways that gave employer's permission to mishandle handle workplace harassment complaints. Now. We need to make sure the government meets those expectations. 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October 18, 2020: Benjamin Moloise Hangs

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Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today recovering the tragedy and controversy that came with the hanging of South African poet and activist. Benjamin Mo- Luiz. Let's go back to October eighteenth nineteen eighty five to a prison in Pretoria South Africa. At six Am Mommy K. Malawi Louise's pushed through a throng of journalists as she raced to the entry of pretorious central prison. It's rare that someone begs to be led into prison but Mommy K. pleaded with authorities for permission to enter her thirty year old son Benjamin was scheduled to be hanged at seven am and the inconsolable mother just wanted to say goodbye Benjamin work doesn't upholster and was talented poet, but he was also allegedly a killer. Three years earlier in nineteen eighty two Benjamin was arrested for murdering a pretorious security officer named Filipa Saliba. It wasn't just a random killing in fact, celebres death was a political act planned by the African National Congress a group dedicated to fighting for black South Africans rights both Benjamin and Selecta were black but they were on two sides of a massive sociopolitical political divide to understand the situation me found himself in we must I consider the fraud struggle for civil rights in South Africa South Africa Games sovereignty from the British in nineteen ten. But a minority of white South Africans were dead set on keeping colonial racism alive. The nineteen thirteen land act made it illegal for black South Africans to be sharecroppers and divided residents of the country into racially segregated zones. The country's structural and systemic racism solidified in nineteen, forty eight with the election of the offering Connor National Party. Their Credo was apartheid, which is offering cons for the term apartments. Now, we're familiar with unjust segregation laws in the US and across the world but apartheid era systemic racism was truly vicious. South Africans were split into four categories black white, Asian, and coloured. The color distinction was applied to those who are mixed race and eventually interracial marriage was banned altogether eighty percent of South African land was reserved for the white minority while people of color were forced to carry legal passes if they entered white territory black South Africans were also effectively banned from participating in local government so they had to rely on their own political party to fight back. The African. National Congress was founded in nineteen twelve to lobby for the interests of non white. South. Africans. But the group took a revolutionary bent in the nineteen fifties and sixties by then the white government was actively slaughtering black protesters and ANC members like Nelson Mandela, knew they had to double down on their efforts in nineteen fifty five, they declared South Africa belongs to all who live in it black or white. Nineteen, fifty five was also the year that Benjamin me she was born in the minority township of Alexandra not much is known about Benjamin's childhood or his adult life other than his job as an upholster and his predilection for writing poetry. Like many others of his generation, he was outraged by the white government's cruelty and joined the ANC to fight against them by the early nineteen eighties. The ANC conducted regular guerilla attacks on local police stations. In November nineteen eighty, two, fifty, two year, old police officer Filipa celebre testified against three ANC members for their role in a series of police station attacks. The men were sentenced to death and the ANC knew they had to retaliate against SELECTA. Late One night celebre was ambushed outside his Pretoria home and murdered with an automatic weapon. Benjamin me was arrested for the murder though it's not fully clear why he was suspected other than the fact that he may have been in the area at the time of the crime and was known to support the ANC. Benjamin was placed in solitary confinement for months. During that time, he confessed to killing celebre, but he later recanted saying he'd felt pressured to confess since he had no access to legal counsel during confinement his lawyer later argued that his admission was made under duress the African. National. Congress also vouched for Benjamin's innocence they admitted to ordering celebres murder, but they insisted that it was carried out by someone else however, they did not offer an alternative suspect for authorities to investigate. According to his defenders Benjamin was not a killer, but he wasn't completely innocent either he admitted that he'd helped plan celebres death, but only because he was coerced into doing. So despite the defense's efforts Benjamin was found guilty of murder in September of nineteen eighty three, he was sentenced to death and his family knew that if they wanted to fight the sentence, they would have to look for help outside of South Africa. Next will learn about the international fight for Benjamin Malawi. Says Life. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series, haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair Murdoch Summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan, India, the UK, and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon. Blackwood. A sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the me Suray a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned-out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. This episode of today in true crime is brought to you by simply safe simply safe was designed to be easy to use while protecting your whole home twenty, four seven. You can order it online with just the click of a button when mine arrived I was eager to get it set up immediately it didn't take long. I just had to place the sensors plugged in and connected to my Wifi. Then, suddenly my whole home was protected I didn't have to worry about tools or drilling or waiting around for technicians. The setup is also intuitive and the components blend into my home seamlessly as a single mom who's main job is related to true crime. I. Really appreciate the peace of mind that simply safe brings their pricing is fair and honest you can get twenty, four, seven, professional monitoring, and emergency. Starting at just fifty cents a day not bad for what US News and World Report called the best overall home security of. Head to simplisafe dot com slash today and get a free hd camera that simplisafe dot com slash today to make sure they know that our show sent you. Now, back to the story. In nineteen eighty three South African Civil Rights Activists Benjamin Mole Louise was found guilty of murdering a police officer, his lawyer and representatives of the African National Congress insisted that while Benjamin helped plan the murder, he wasn't the actual killer, but authorities sentenced him to death anyway. Benjamin was a black man in a racist country and it seemed he had no chance of appealing his sentence. The legal system was simply too prejudiced. However, the case attracted worldwide attention and soon, some of the most powerful countries on the planet came to Benjamin's aid. Starting in the nineteen seventies, the international community had grown critical of South Africa's apartheid. They could no longer ignore the country's vicious attacks on its black community like teargassing students and murdering protesters. The United Nations formerly denounced apartheid in nineteen, sixty two and put embargoes on weapons sold to South Africa in nineteen seventy seven by the mid nineteen eighties, superpowers like the US and the UK imposed economic sanctions on south. Africa Benjamin Melissa's unfair death sentence became yet another symbol of the South African governments cruelty and the world couldn't stand idly by leaders from across the world implored South African President P W, Bua, Ta to give Benjamin Clemency. But sadly, the appeals fell on deaf ears. That's how Benjamin's mother Mommy K. found herself racing to enter the pretorious central prism on October? Eighteenth nineteen, eighty five. It was just after six am and Benjamin was going to be executed that morning. Mommy I just wanted to make sure her son felt her presence by his side in the final few moments of his life she was forced to show her passbook to the prison guards after all she was a black woman in white territory. The guard stalled as the crowd outside the prison grew journalists were there to capture the outcome of this controversial sentencing while ANC, members showed up to provide a Meka with support. But by the time prison officials led mummy K. inside it was seven fifteen am and Benjamin was already dead. All McKay got to see was a closed coffin. When she left the prison, she gathered the strength to face the media. She made her thoughts clear with a simple statement. This government is cruel. It is really really cruel. Thirty year old Benjamin's deaf galvanized the ANC and South Africa's black community and just hours after his execution protests broke out across the Pretoria and Johannesburg regions. One police officer was stabbed several pedestrians were injured and many stores were looted, but the anger filling the South African streets was righteous fury for the way the government had callously killed a young activist despite worldwide appeals for clemency police made no efforts to be conciliatory. In fact, they even dispersed a vigil outside Benjamin's family home by firing tear gas into the crowd of mourners. No matter what they did. They couldn't change the fact that Benjamin Moore Lois would be remembered as a hero and a martyr. Benjamin was a poet and while imprisoned, he wrote the following passage. The storm of oppression will be followed by the reign of my blood. I. Am Proud to give my life my solitary life. It appears Benjamin new his death would help a greater movement and in the years that followed South Africa's non white community. Finally saw incremental changes to the systemic racism that permeated their lives. By the late nineteen, eighty s people of color no longer needed passbooks to travel between different regions and interracial marriage was made legal again in nineteen eighty nine President Bua Tower was replaced by FW declerk who seemed dedicated to undoing the evils of apartheid between nineteen, eighty, nine and nineteen ninety-four radical change swept across South Africa racist laws were repealed and ANC. Political prisoners like Nelson Mandela were freed and given a voice in government in Nineteen ninety-four Mandela was elected president and for the first time, the country's government was led by a non white majority none of this made up for the decades of pain caused by apartheid. But for the first time, South Africans of color could hope for a better more equal future. Benjamin, me arrest and execution and the protests that followed helped turn the tide against apartheid while these events occurred in nineteen eighty five, they're stunningly similar incidents of police brutality, anti-racist protests happening in America today. The fight for equality is a never ending one, but the only right thing to do is to keep fighting. Thanks for listening to today in true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson today true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler and is podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound design by John Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carleen Madden, and Freddie Beckley. 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October 22, 2020: Pretty Boy Floyd Killed

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"Shipped. Done. Differently, their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About, full shoppers unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind that's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today. Once again, that's S. H. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Thursday October Twenty Second Two thousand twenty on this day in Nineteen thirty, four, Charles Pretty boy floyd died after a shootout with the police he was wanted for the Kansas City massacre of violent altercation in July of nineteen three. The took the lives of three police, officers and one FBI agent after his death floyd would go on to become a mythical icon of depression era America. Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're covering the gruesome slaying of Mus Robber Charles Pretty, boy floyd. Now let's go back to the evening of October twenty second nineteen thirty four. Charles Floyd tramped through the woods of East Liverpool Ohio. He'd been on the run for over a year and he knew the cops were still on his tail after all FBI Director J Edgar, Hoover had fingered him for what went down in Kansas City. It didn't matter how much floyd denied having anything to do with those dead officers. Hoover had labeled him public enemy number one that left floyd with two choices run or end up six feet under like John Dillinger Floyd chose to run but after being spotted on October Twentieth Nineteen thirty four around East Liverpool he really needed to lay low. So at the site of a friendly little farmhouse, he slow down walked up and knocked. Forty one year old ellen cockle opened the door and honestly she didn't know what to make of the disheveled fellow on the other side. He told her he was a hunter but there was something about his eyes when he said it, she didn't buy it. Ellen was a widow and all alone. So when the shabby looking man asked if he could enter, she felt like she didn't have any other choice she even went as far as making the disconcerting stranger a warm meal serving up spare ribs, Rice Pumpkin Pie and coffee. Floyd couldn't believe his luck. He told Ellen that the spread was a meal fit for a King. It was something worth acknowledging. For A boy who grew up in abject poverty? Was Born in Nineteen Oh four in Georgia. But grew up in Oklahoma after his family moved there in nineteen eleven like almost everyone he knew his parents were farmers who barely got by there was no honor in poverty and eventually not having enough to eat war on floyd right about when he turned eighteen, he'd had enough. So he robbed a neighborhood post office and got away with it if he couldn't come by the good things in life honestly then he get them the other way. The first big job floyd pulled was a payroll robbery at a kroger store warehouse in Saint Louis Missouri. He walked away heavy with approximately twelve thousand dollars and he likely felt grand but the good vibes didn't last his first big job earned him a stint in the Missouri State Penitentiary it wouldn't be his last. The Minute Floyd was released he got right back to pulling cons. He was happy to dabble with stick them up bank jobs but another of his specialties became highway robbery it was like fish in a barrel. All Floyd had to do was stand by the road with a power to flash machine gun and they could take their pick of any drivers bounty. Sure. It meant that floyd spent periods of nineteen, twenty, nine and nineteen, thirty in and out of jail but it beat being poor life was good. It was around this time that floyd picked up the nickname pretty boy some claim it was given to him by particularly amorous sex worker. He patronized floyd hated the moniker but his problems went it was a pretty benign one to have. And then things got complicated. Floyd continued to escalate his criminal activity and from nineteen twenty, nine to the early nineteen thirties. He mainly became involved in robbing banks. He hit up banks across the Midwest primarily in Ohio and Oklahoma with a crew of big time heavies. He became infamous for using machine guns and firing their bullets at a whim. His cavalier violence might be why the police suspected him for the Kansas City massacre what went down in Kansas City initially had nothing to do with floyd instead, it concerned a career criminal named Frank Nash. Nash had been convicted of assault armed brewery and murder. He was on the run after escaping prison in nineteen thirty however, three years. Later, he was caught an on June seventeenth nineteen, thirty three a group of armed officers were tasked with transporting him back to the Leavenworth prison outside of Kansas, city however upon arriving at Union station on route to the penitentiary gunmen opened fire on the group according to several accounts. The assailants were accomplices of Nash who were trying to help rescue him. If this was the case, their efforts were counterproductive as Nash was caught in the crossfire and killed. So worth three officers and one federal agent. Doodoo his presence in the area at the time and his notoriety as a trigger happy gunman FBI Director J Edgar Hoover fingered floyd as the mastermind behind the shootings declaring him public enemy number one after that the chase was on and pretty boy floyd was forced to go on the run. Coming up the police tried to track down pretty boy floyd. Listeners. Who Doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair, Murdoch Summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all. Over the world including Japan India, the UK, and even ancient Rome. Don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon blackwood a sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the me Suray a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned-out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes until he dies. You can find and follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget. October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. This episode of today in true crime is brought to you by simply safe simply safe was designed to be easy to use while protecting your whole home twenty, four seven you can order it online with just the click of a button when mine arrived I was eager to get it set up immediately it didn't take long I just had to place the sensors plugged in and connected to my Wifi. Then suddenly my whole home was protected, I didn't have to worry about tools or drilling or waiting around for technicians. The setup is also intuitive and. The components blend into my home seamlessly as a single mom who's main job is related to true crime I really appreciate the peace of mind that simply safe brings their pricing is fair honest. You can get twenty, four, seven, professional monitoring and emergency dispatch starting at just fifty cents a day not bad for what? US, news and World Report called the best. Overall Home Security of twenty twenty head to simplisafe dot com slash today and get a free hd camera that simplisafe dot com slash today to make sure they know that our show sent you. Now back to the story. On October Twenty Second Nineteen thirty four pretty boy floyd was on the run from the FBI and by the end of the day, he'd be dead in the crossfire of a federal manhunt. FBI Director J Edgar Hoover had helped apprehend notorious gangster John Dillinger, and he was determined to do the same with Charles Pretty Boy Floyd. But Floyd was putting on a good escape act in the aftermath of the Kansas City massacre. He'd been laying low in cooks and Oklahoma with this criminal accomplice Adam Rossetti. This was made easier due to the fact that locals loved Floyd. Authorities might have considered him to be an amoral gangster but cookson residents soft Loyd is a sort of Robin Hood figure. They had heard tales about how floyd made sure to destroy all the mortgage documents in every bank. He robbed in Depression Era America many families lost their homes due to an inability to pay their mortgage for that reason stories of floyd saving farmers from foreclosure by destroying these documents made him a folk hero. It's actually unclear whether floyd ever did rip up any mortgage documents but regardless people believed he did. So they helps the bank robber and his accomplice evade the police unfortunately that luck ran dry. As night fell on October twenty second nineteen, thirty four after a year of being hot on Floyd's tail federal authorities finally caught up to the gangster on Ellen cockles farm near east. Liverpool. Ohio after he and his accomplice Adam Rosetti were spotted in the area two days earlier. After eating a meal fit a king at the widow's house, floyd likely had a full belly and high spirits. Perhaps that's what caused him to let his guard down. While searching the area police spotted floyd as he was about to enter the car of cockles brother day wasted no time in catching him. On. Seeing them floyd took off sprinting across the cornfields police officers gave chase firing a hailstorm of bullets all the while ultimately Lloyd didn't stand a chance. He was hit. He fell and as he lay dying the cops allegedly questioned him about the Kansas City massacre imploring him to confess his part in it but floyd said nothing and then he was gone. To. This Day it's unclear whether floyd was involved in the Kansas City slayings. What is clear however is that his legend lived on and the gangster would even go on to be immortalized in the Woody Guthrie. Song. That bears his name. Thanks for listening to today and true crime. I'm Vanessa. Richardson today in true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler, and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler Sound Design by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden, and Joshua Kern. This episode of today and true crime was written by the Galliani Magoo with writing assistance by Nora Battelle, I'm Vanessa Richardson. Remember to join Alistair murden every Thursday for the all new series haunted places go stories don't miss the most chilling spirits ever imagined by authors from around the world follow haunted places go stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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October 13, 2020: Death of Emperor Claudius

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October 13, 2020: Death of Emperor Claudius

"Shipped. Done, differently their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About full shoppers, unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today once again, that's S.. H.. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Tuesday October Thirteenth, two thousand twenty on this day in the year fifty, four ce Roman emperor Claudius was poisoned by his wife I'll grow Pena agree. Pena was a cunning strategist and knew that with Claudius out of the way she could get her son from a previous marriage into the seat of the emperor. Welcome to today and true crime a cast original do the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today we're covering the poisoning of Roman emperor Claudius by his much younger fourth wife I'll repeat. Now. Let's go back to ancient Rome on October thirteenth fifty four C, e. It was just. Tonight in the sprawling imperial mansion of sixty four year old emperor Claudius. He was hosting a lavish dinner party. There were tables of senators, Roman nobility, and other distinguished guests all around them servants carried jugs of wine and gilded trays of meat and vegetables. Claudius. Sat on a raised day with a few of his most trusted lieutenants and his beautiful wife thirty-three-year-old I'll. Pena. Gripping also happen to be Claudius niece. In fact, the Roman Senate had to make a special exception to the Empire's incest laws for Claudius to marry her but Claudius didn't care after three previous marriages. He finally had a beautiful woman at his side during a break in the musical entertainment Claudius raised his silver goblet and toasted her the most beautiful woman in all of Rome. I'll group enough tried to smile at her husband and emperor, but it wasn't easy. The man's nose was constantly runny. He drooled and spit when he spoke and he had a habit of drinking too much. As Agra, Pena bit her lip and raised her glass. She silently pray that the old man would die soon and leave the throne to her seventeen year old son Niro. When the toasting was over in the Music Return Agree Pena excused herself from the table and slipped into the kitchen. There she found Claudius. Personal Food taster holidays. Holidays was tasting plate of Venison cooked with mushrooms one of the emperor's favorites. He saw Pena he tensed they word supposed to be seen together. But Agree Pena moved quickly she slipped talented a small pouch of gold coins and sprinkled a package of her own mushrooms onto the dish. Then she continued into the kitchen like nothing had happened. Back at the dinner party, Claudius was oblivious to agree Pena's dealings. He toasted the senators and his personal bodyguards the Praetorian guard he stopped when he saw servants enter with another barrage of trays he welcomed everyone to enjoy the next course of food. While everyone ate from communal dishes. Claudius received an individual plate, which as usual had been checked by his food taster Halladay. Claudius thanked his trusted eunuch and then ate ravenously devouring the meat and mushrooms. After another round of toast to his distinguished guests, Claudius requested a musical performance a group of singers and Harpists were led into the ballroom. As, they started to play something happened that would change the course of the Roman. Empire. Claudius, started sweating his mouth drooled more than usual. His I seem to spin in his head. He reached out for something to hold onto, and then suddenly he collapsed onto the table. Claudius. Torso and head smashed into his plate and spill the wine goblet guests screamed immediately the PRAETORIAN guard swarmed. They yelled for Claudius personal doctor who was also at the party. Gayus. Rushed over to examine Claudius, he ordered the Praetorian Guard to carry the stricken emperor back to his bed chambers. There's xenophon one look at the emperor's sweating trembling body and gave his diagnosis the emperor had been poisoned and his life was in danger. Coming up emperor Claudius fights for his life. Listeners who doesn't love a good go story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising go stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series, haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair murden summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India the UK and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algan Blackwood, a sinister account of a condemned murderers. And the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the me Suray a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places go stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain and just relax I go to best fiends the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads and counting best fiends is challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play I used to play here and they're like. Between, recording sessions or while waiting in line at the store. But now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it. So much I think what I like most about best fiends is that it's challenging without being so difficult, it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like all never be bored again, download best fiends free today on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best fiends. Now back to the story. On October thirteenth fifty, four, ce sixty, four year, old Roman emperor Claudius was poisoned at a dinner party his ambitious wife. Agra Pena, had slipped the emperor poisoned mushrooms with the help of the royal food taster. Death by poison was a common occurrence in ancient Rome Claudius, his father druce was rumored to have been poisoned as well as several other members of Claudia's extended family meaning Claudius is Dr Xenophon was quick to realize what had happened as the Praetorian Guard stood vigil next to the emperor xenophon pulled Dogra Pena side to discuss the situation. I there was the update on the emperor's condition xenophon titled Pena that Claudius must've only consumed a small amount of poison. He might live or he might die in a few days. There was no way to tell at this point but then xenophon said something that would horrify most doctors. He told Pena that he would finish the job. xenophon return to Claudius, his bedside he informed the Praetorian guard that the only way to save the emperor would be to make him regurgitate the poison from his stomach. The guards stood back as the doctor gently opened the emperor's mouth and threaded along ravens feather into the man's throat, the emperor gagged but nothing emerged from his mouth xenophon tried again this time it worked the emperor's body convulsed vomiting the poisoned food. Within minutes, the emperor's body was no longer writhing in pain. He seemed to stop sweating. The PRAETORIAN guard was relieved. The doctor had saved their. Emperor. At this point, xenophon told the soldiers that they could leave the emperor to rest. No, one would bother him now little did the guards realize the emperor's apparent tranquillity was not the result of a miracle cure xenophon feather was actually dipped in atro- Bub Bella Donna. As deadly nightshade, he applied a heavy dose of the poison to Claudius his larynx and throat where it entered the bloodstream. Instantly, the emperor was now breathing shallowly within an hour he was dead. When. The Sun rose in the morning I'll gruppen went into see her husband there in his bed. She found him cold and unresponsive. She screamed for the servants to fetch the doctor. Once again, this time when xenophon arrived, he confirmed that the emperor was indeed dead. As the servants looked on xenophon admitted that perhaps the emperor hadn't regurgitated enough of the poison he had tried his best but there was nothing that they could have done. He tried to comfort agree Pena who was now a widow? Pena. Didn't tell the Senate of Claudius is death for a few days according to her astrologer. She had to wait for the correct stars to align. She wanted an auspicious moment to break the news to them. But more importantly to announce that her son Nero would ascend the throne. In the days that followed, they were elaborate funeral rites held for Claudius, his body was cremated and the ashes were interred in the mausoleum of Emperor. Augustus. Ironically seventeen-year-old Niro delivered the eulogy for his slain stepfather. Many Romans had the hide their laughter during the speech. They knew the boy had the most to gain from. Claudius as death and everyone suspected Niro's mother had poisoned hair. Unfortunately, there wasn't much that could be done. Now the empire needed a ruler. So the Senate conferred the title of Emperor on Seventeen Year Old Miro. As fate would have it. Justice was eventually served for most of Claudius 's murderers months later xenophon the doctor died of undocumented causes though many suspected he was poisoned. By. Years later in fifty nine ce agree Pena was murdered as well by none other than her son. Nero, he didn't use poison though when he sent his assassin to kill her, she said to have commanded they stab her in the womb, the womb that had given birth to him and in sixty eight C e after a disastrous reign Niro himself chose to die by suicide rather than face execution although in his last moments, he couldn't bring himself to take the final plunge. He had to ask a servant to stab him. So in the end, Claudius was avenged and the Great Roman Empire kept dying its own slow death of murder greed and corruption. Thanks for listening to today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson for more stories on the intrigues of Rome's emperors checkout park cast original dictators today in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast cast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already have all of your favorite music. spotify making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar, we'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound designed by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron, Shapiro Carleen Madden and Freddie Beckley this episode of today and true crime was written by Adam Dasilva with writing assistance by Nora Battelle I'm Vanessa Richardson. Remember to allies stare murden every Thursday for the all new series haunted places. 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October 23, 2020: Christ Miracle Healing Shootout

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"Let's say you're Toyota Venza driver and you'll love scary movies real tough. Now, say there's a horror film festival at a drive in movie theater that starts in an hour with do you as a film buff do? Well with the Venza Standard, all wheel drive and available navigation. The only thing scarier than the movie will be how easy it was to get there on time introducing Toyota Venza everything you need when you did most learn more at Toyota dot com slash Venza Toyota. Let's go places. Today is Friday October Twenty, third two thousand twenty on this day in nineteen, eighty, two police in southern Arizona engaged in a shootout with members of the Christ miracle, healing center and Church the incident resulted in two tragic deaths. Welcome today and true crime a spotify original from park cast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're discussing a shootout between Co. Cheese County deputies and members of a tight knit religious community. Let's go back to the morning of October twenty third nineteen, eighty, two to the small town of Miracle Valley near the southern border in Arizona. The weather was mild, but tensions were at a boiling point officers from the local sheriff's department stood tensely outside of the large compound of the Christ Miracle Healing, center and Church. The day before on. October twenty second, the officers attempted to serve arrest warrants on unpaid traffic fines to members of the group. But as they tried to enter the building about two dozen members of the group refused to let them inside. They claimed neither of the men in question had any traffic tickets and refused to negotiate. Now, authorities were unsure of how to proceed, but they feared escalating the situation animosity between the police and the church had been building for years. The Christ Miracle Healing Center in Church boasted around three hundred members totaling nearly two thirds of Miracle Valley's population. Since arriving in nineteen seventy, nine from Chicago members of the all black church clashed with the nearly all white community of Miracle Valley. The congregation wanted to preach their fundamentalist Christian teachings in peace. But outsiders derided them as a cult because of their strict beliefs and distrust of modern medicine. Then, in nineteen eighty tensions increased when the group began an armed security patrol in the community to ward off theft and vandalism. The action sparked fear in many Miracle Valley residents and made even some local authorities nervous some worried become too militant and non-members felt intimidated by the patrols presence. Then on April Twentieth Nineteen, eighty, two, six months before the standoff twenty or so members of Church got into a confrontation at the local high school after a church member was arrested for assaulting a female bystander the before the on campus scuffles soon, morphed into a massive brawl when authorities arrived to break up the fighting members of the Church carjacked nearby witnesses and fled into the blazing Arizona Desert. Authorities gave chase but were unable to apprehend the suspects before they made it back to the compound. The only way the men were finally caught was through the intervention of the state's governor Bruce Babbitt who personally reached out to Thomas for cooperation. Eventually, three members of the church were given prison sentences. By. That point trust between the community and the group had all but vanished. So when authorities tried to enter the compound on the morning of October twenty, third nineteen, eighty two to attempt to serve the arrest warrants a second time they were at their wit's end deputies nervously discussed the best course of action outside the compound thirty five officers from several different agencies and over a dozen cars waited on standby. Authorities were intent on avoiding any further escalation? The agencies reached a consensus to let one squad car just before dawn to apprehend the suspects in question they hoped that by that point, tensions might have deflated enough for a safe environment. According to authorities the morning of October twenty third, a single patrol car slowly entered the compound to deputies exited the vehicle and proceeded to go door to door looking for their suspects. As they walked to their next address, a car rolled up and angry church members filed out. Each of them carried improvised weapons, including Tire Irons, clubs, and wrenches. The group immediately surrounded the officer and berated them. It only took a few moments for things to spin out of control authorities claimed the members jeered at the officers and became aggressive even a few swings at them when they ran back to their squad car as the officers retreated, they radioed in for backup. Police. Warmed the compound while over a hundred members of the church came out of their houses to join in the conflict there was pushing and shoving punches were thrown and people were knocked to the ground in the commotion bystanders. saw. William Thomas Junior Pastor Francis Thomas son unload several long barrelled weapons from a nearby car moments. Later, the bullets started lighting. Up next members fall and the aftermath of the shootout. Listeners who doesn't love a good go story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising go stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series, haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair murden summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India the UK, and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon Blackwood. A sinister account of a condemned murderers wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the Mesa Raerae a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies you can find and follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget. October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain and just relax, I go to best fiends the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads and counting best is challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play I used to play here and they're like between. Recording sessions or while waiting in line at the store. But now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it. So much I think what I like most about best fiends is that it's challenging without being so difficult that it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like all never be bored again, download best fiends free today on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best fiends. Now back to the story. On October twenty, third nineteen, eighty, two members of a local fundamentalist church in miracle. Valley Arizona engaged in a shootout with local authorities. Bystanders saw Pastor, Thomas's son William Thomas Junior reach into his car and pull out several rifles moments later gunfire erupted at the sound of the gunshots many of the church members screamed and fled the scene. But the fight was far from over it appeared that Thomas ran into the fray with one of the weapons and approached forty-five-year-old Sheriff's Deputy Race Thatcher according to the deputy Thomas pointed his weapon in their direction in that split second bachelor fired four rounds each striking Thomas. Moments later Thomas was dead on the ground in the Fray Thatcher said another church member fifty, two year old gus tate went to pick up the weapon fearing for his life Thatcher fired and additional four at tate. died instantly. People on both sides panicked moments after the to church members were killed authorities retreated. By the time the attack was over dozens of people were injured including seven deputies. Deputy Jeffrey Carl Brown suffered a bruised after being struck by Five Foot Long Pipe William Thomas Junior, and gust tate lay dead in the dirt. Hundreds of bullet casings littered the ground those left behind screamed while others cried most believed that the worst was over but to keep everyone safe authorities evacuated the remaining one, hundred fifty people living in Tau. In the next few tense hours authorities worried about additional violence but it never came after the dust cleared and the situation was deemed safe authorities launched an investigation into what happened. They called in the FBI to ensure an unbiased report. In the aftermath over ten members of the church were arrested and charged with a slew of offenses. There were conflicting reports about the events of the conflict authorities including deputy. Thatcher, stuck with their story of events. However, members of the church including pastor Thomas said things happened differently. Thomas claimed her son was shot in the back and that her followers were unarmed during the conflict. The members who face charges stemming from the shootout had their cases dismissed each one requested a public defender Coaches County stated they were unable to provide the defendants with lawyers citing a lack of funds. The judge had the option to dismiss the case with or without prejudice if they simply dismissed the case, the defendants could be retried down the line. However, the judge felt the prosecution's evidence was shaky at best and dropped the charges with prejudice. The entire ordeal was a black eye on the community most just wanted to move forward with their lives when it was all over the tensions that had been building over the years finally exploded and now everyone involved was forced to deal with the aftermath after all to church members had been killed in nineteen eighty-three, pastor Thomas and the group packed up and went back to Chicago Thomas later died in nineteen, ninety five. In two, thousand, twelve, thirty years after the shootout Pentecostal missionaries purchase the old church land in Miracle Valley they claimed Ghalib. Called on them to heal the land but not all scars fade. WHO Thanks for listening today and true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson today and true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from last for free on spotify will be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max. Cutler. 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October 12, 2020: Sex Pistols Girlfriend Found Dead

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"Shipped is delivery differently their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About full shoppers unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today once again that's S. H. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Monday October Twelfth Two Thousand Twenty on this day in nineteen. Seventy. Eight twenty year old Nancy Spungen the girlfriend of former sex pistols bassist sid vicious was found dead she had succumbed to a stab wound on a hotel bathroom floor. Welcome to today in true crime. Apar- cast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're covering the murder of Nancy Spungen. Let's go back to the Chelsea Hotel in New York City in the dark morning hours of October Twelfth Nineteen seventy eight. It was two thirty. Am when twenty year old Nancy spungen placed a desperate call. FIDGETED with the phone cord listening to the incessant ring as she glanced over at her boyfriend sid. Twenty one year old John Simon Ritchie known as sid vicious sat on the edge of the bed in drugged out Hayes he and Nancy had been living here at the Chelsea hotel for months. Now Sids punk band. The sex pistols had broken up earlier that year from infighting when he joined the band as a bassist sid barely knew how to play his instrument but the GIG had catapulted him to fame in the punk scene. That was how nancy a troubled punk groupie and sex worker from Philadelphia had latched onto him. Even after the band dissolved Nancy had stuck with sid who was generally shy and withdrawn and what sid lacked in assertiveness his girlfriend more than made up for Nancy was brazen winey and rude, the very ethos of punk. But so much so that most of sids friends couldn't stand her some of them called her nauseating Nancy still by all appearances she and Sid were deeply in love or at least deeply codependent. Finally, Nancy heard hello on the other end it was twenty nine year old Michael Mora better known as rockets Red Glare rugged was a fixture in the New York punk scene frequenting the same grungy clubs as sid and Nancy he even worked as sids bodyguard on occasion. Tonight. Nancy had a special request. She said, they needed a delivery of dilaudid opiates to their. Hotel Room. Rockets wasn't sure where he would find these. So late at night, but he knew better than to argue with Nancy besides he was sure sid would be able to pay up. Earlier that year SID had released a string of Solo tracks including a smash hit cover of Frank. Sinatra's my way. The EX bassist was rolling in royalties and it was no secret that he and Nancy we're spending it all on drugs. From the minute Nancy and rockets hung up the details got hazy. Rockets alleges he went to visit sid and Nancy at their hotel room telling them. He was unable to find any dilaudid. So late at night, he also claimed to have seen Stephen Sid and Nancy's quayle lewd, and to in all dealer in the hotel as he left other friends claim to have visited the couple that night were they watched sid take around thirty doses of two and all more than most people could handle and certainly enough to knock the PUNK stor out cold. Then at seven thirty am sid and Nancy's neighbor Vero. Heard Female moans coming from the room next door mendelssohn claimed that whoever it was it sounded like she was alone. Wasn't until hours later at ten am that the front desk got a call it was said he reportedly said someone was sick and needed help when police arrived sid was pacing the hall, the site inside his room was gruesome. Nancy was balled up on the bathroom floor covered in blood in her lower abdomen was a single stab wound she had bled to death. Up next authorities try to piece together who killed Nazi. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places go stories Alistair Murdoch summons a new spine tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan. India. The UK and even ancient. Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon Blackwood, a sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the MEESE. A Spanish tale of a wondering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places go stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget. October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search park cast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research a different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain and just relax, I, go to best fiends the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads and counting best fiends is a challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play I used to play here and they're like. Between recording sessions or while waiting in line at the store but now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it. So much I, think what I like most about best fiends is that it's challenging without being so difficult that it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like I'll never be bored again, download best fiends free today on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best fiends. Now. Back to the story. When twenty year old Nancy Spungen was found dead on the morning of October Twelfth Nineteen Seventy eight the most immediate suspect was her boyfriend twenty one year old punk musician sid vicious sid even incriminated himself when questioned by the police he replied. I did it because I'm a dirty dog. Immediately, SID, was arrested but shortly after he rescinded his claim and said, he'd been unconscious when the crime happened his label virgin records even posted a twenty five thousand pound bail. As fans authorities waited to hear the outcome of the investigation Sid attempted suicide. Then in December, he had an altercation with musician Patti Smith's brother smashing a Heineken bottle over his head. It was enough to get him locked up again. Sid served a two month jail sentence while the public speculated whether this usually shy punk rocker was in fact capable of things far worse than hitting someone with a beer bottle. But the murder just didn't add up by all accounts said had been strung out on to an all likely unconscious. When Nancy I'd what's more the couple had allegedly had multiple visitors that night and six different types of fingerprints were found in the bathroom to top this off sitting Nancy's substantial amount of cash was missing a possible motive for someone other than Sid. Some fixtures in the seventies punk scene were sure that twenty nine year old rockets Red Glare had done it while sid was knocked out onto an all rockets stabbed nancy in the stomach taken sids money and ran for it. Some posters even claimed to have overheard rockets brag about the murder at local clubs. But when questioned rockets always maintained that he was innocent, he likely pointed his finger at Sid and Nancy's drug pushers Stephen, who he'd seen on his way out. Beyond murder rumors of a botched double suicide lent an air of sorted romanticism to Nancy's deaf people speculated that sids heavy dose of two and all was supposed to kill him and that Nancy with her fearless flair for the dramatic had tried to stab herself. Sid Suicide Attempt, shortly, after his release from jail was seen as evidence that their plan had gone awry and he wanted to uphold his half of it. Ultimately, Nancy's murder was not thoroughly investigated by her family's accounts. She'd always been a troubled child with a violent personality and because she had such difficult reputation, her loss hardly sparked an sympathy from those who had known her towards the end of her life. Even as suspicions loomed over Sid, they only served to bolster his punk fame emerging fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood even printed teacher with the slogan she's dead I'm alive I'm yours. In any case following his second release from prison sid went to celebrate with his new girlfriend Michelle Robinson at her apartment in New York, syd's mother and beverly was in town a drug addict like her son she brought some party favors for the occasion. The next morning. February second, Nineteen seventy-nine nine sid was found dead in Robinson's apartment. He had died of a heroin overdose less than four months after Nancy passed away. Sid was cremated and according to Punk Lor. His ashes were scattered over Nancy SPUNGEN's grave in Philadelphia to this day, no killer has ever been convicted of her death. Thanks for listening to today and true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson if you're interested in more stories of true love turned deadly checkout Parkhouse, original crimes of passion today true crime is of Park cast original. 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October 14, 2020: Theodore Roosevelt Assassination Attempt

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October 14, 2020: Theodore Roosevelt Assassination Attempt

"Shipped. Done differently, their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About full shoppers, unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today. Once again, that's S. H.. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Wednesday October Fourteenth Two thousand and twenty on this day in nineteen twelve saloon keeper. John. Shrank shot US President Theodore Roosevelt the bullet remained lodged in Roosevelt's chest for the rest of his life. Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast. I'm Vanessa Richardson and today I'm joined by our guest host Lamy Hobbs from crimes of passion per show covers sordid stories of love gone wrong. She's here to discuss some of the aftermath of today's story while all cover the narrative. Thanks for having me, Vanessa. Hello everyone. Today, we're covering the attempted assassination of president. Theodore Roosevelt committed just minutes before he was scheduled to give a speech in Wisconsin as he ran for his third term. Let's go back to Milwaukee on the evening of October Fourteenth Nineteen twelve a little after eight PM. It was called that evening but Theodore Roosevelt supporters didn't mind a little chill. They were just excited to see their candidate up-close bundled in thick coats. They waited patiently outside the Gill Patrick Hotel on Third Street eager for a glimpse of the former president. Though. The weather was frosty that night it was nothing compared to the bitter fight for the US presidency with just weeks until the election tensions were running high but Roosevelt paid little attention to the drama of the campaign and focused instead on shoring up his support wherever he went large crowds. Cheered him on fifty-three-year-old Roosevelt had already served two terms as president. But this time he faced an uphill climb. To the white. House, as a third party candidate, he didn't have the infrastructure of the Republican or Democratic parties. So his frequent stops around the country were vital part of his plan. He would need every single vote if he was to win his way back to the Oval Office, which is probably why on October fourteenth he stopped for a moment to greet the supporters who waited outside his Milwaukee Hotel. After a few moments shaking hands Roosevelt climbed into his open top car. He took off his hat and waved at the crowd eliciting a cheer that nearly muffled the sound of a gunshot from just a few feet away thirty six year old John Shrank pulled revolver and fired a round into the candidates chest. As Roosevelt's Naga for restrained shrank the crowd surrounding him turned vicious just as they were poised to exact vengeance on the would be assassin Roosevelt called out for restraint between strained breaths asked for shrank to be brought forward to him. Roosevelt demanded his attacker explain himself but only received a steely silence in reply seeing that he wouldn't get a straight answer Roosevelt ordered the shooter be turned over to the police only then did he reach inside his coat to feel where the bullet him? He felt a hole, the size of a small coin in his shirt and told an. He Pink Me. He then coughed three times into his hand to make sure there was no blood satisfied that the bullet hadn't punctured his lung. He ordered his driver to take into the Milwaukee Auditorium injured or not he was determined to give his speech. Minutes later Roosevelt time stage and ask for silence from the crowd as the audience quieted down. Roosevelt announced. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot. He then pulled from his coat pocket, a fifty page speech that was folded in half right through the centre was the hole through which the bullet traveled the thick speech as well as his woollen coat had helped slow the bullet down. Waving the papers in the Air Roosevelt said I was going to make a long speech and it probably saved me from the bullet going into my heart. So I cannot make very long speech, but I will try my best. The fifty three year old former president proceeded to speak for eighty four minutes while he talked. He usually glared at the AIDS who were standing by in case he collapsed seemingly annoyed that they thought a single bullet could stop him. Roosevelt was willing to do whatever it took to get back in the White House even if it killed him. Up Next will examine Roosevelt's nineteen twelve presidential campaign and the reason John Shrank wanted him dead. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October first we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places go stories, Alistair myrddin summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan. India. The U K and even in Rome don't miss stone cold classics liked the Kit bag by Algan Blackwood a sinister account of a condemned murderers. And the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the Mecer Raerae banish tale of a wondering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places go stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain and just relax, I, go to best fiends the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads and counting best means is a challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play I used to play here and they're like between recording sessions. Or while waiting in line at the store. But now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it. So much I think what I like most about best fiends is that it's challenging without being so difficult that it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like all never be bored again, download best fiends free today on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best fiends now back to the story. On the evening of October Fourteenth Nineteen. Twelve disgruntled saloon keeper, John Shrank Shot Theodore Roosevelt Wall. The presidential candidate was on his way to win election rally. Luckily, fifty-three-year-old Roosevelt's thick coat and speech notes slowed the bullet down and he escaped without serious injury. My guest host Lamy is going to take over from here to discuss the aftermath of the shooting as well as the factors that drove John Shrank to violence. Thanks Vanessa. Following his speech at the Milwaukee Auditorium fifty-three-year-old Roosevelt finally allowed his aides to rush him to the hospital. x-rays of his chest showed that the bullet broke one of Roosevelt's ribs and ended up lodged near his right lung. And there it was to remain doctors decided it was best to leave the bullet where it was rather than risk invasive surgery to retrieve it confident that he was in no more danger. Roosevelt sent a telegram to his wife describing his wound as trivial. But were it not for his thick coat and full pockets Roosevelt not have been so flippant thirty, six year old John Shrinks aim was true. He simply got lucky. While? Roosevelt. was being examined by doctors shrank was being interrogated. The would be assassin eventually gave several reasons for wanting the president dead chief among them was the fact that Roosevelt was running for office again in the first place. See Roosevelt already, a two-term commander in chief was seeking re election after just three years out of office. Traditionally. US. Presidents limit themselves to two four year terms. Roosevelt ignored that tradition when he threw his hat in the ring in nineteen twelve formerly of Republican Roosevelt split from the party after they refused to back his campaign opting to run under the banner of the Progressive Party. And though he had plenty of supporters, Roosevelt also amassed a large collection of detractors who argued he was breaking with tradition by running again. One such a poser was John Shrink who followed Roosevelt's campaign around the country waiting for the right moment to strike. When they searched shrink investigators found a letter addressed to his fellow citizens in his pocket. It described a dream he'd had in which Roosevelt's predecessor President William McKinley asked shrank to. His death. Presumably that's what shrank tried to do that October evening. But at his trial less than a month later, shrink a different explanation for his crime. He pleaded guilty to attempted murder but argued that he never intended to kill. Roosevelt. In his statement to the court he said. I sought to warn citizen Roosevelt that two terms as president or enough and force him to desist from his attempt to seize an honor never before granted an American citizen. Despite the clarity of mind needed to make such an eloquent argument shrink was declared insane. He was committed to a mental asylum for the rest of his life. Theodore Roosevelt did not win a third term as president. He remains the third party presidential candidate to win the most votes in US election history but didn't have enough support to overcome Democratic nominee woodrow. Wilson. Though it wasn't shrinks pool at that stopped him. He may have taken comfort in the fact that Roosevelt never made it back to the Oval Office. I'm Vanessa Richardson thanks again Laney for joining me today. Thanks for having me. You can find my podcast crimes of passion on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks for listening today in true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson for more stories about political intrigue and action checkout podcast original political scandals. You can find all episodes up today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in. True Crime. Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound designed by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron. Shapiro. Carly. Madden, and Freddie Beckley this episode of today. True. Crime was written by Joel Callen with writing assistance by Tara Wells, and stars Laney Hobbs and Vanessa Richardson. Remember to join. Alistair murden every Thursday for the all new series haunted places. 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October 25, 2020: Teapot Dome Scandal

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"This episode is brought to you by the Hulu original series Kallstrom. Just in time for Halloween Hellstrom is a scary mature action packed series full of twists and turns you won't see coming Hellstrom follows the story of two children who were estranged and raised separately and must come together to save their mother. This dark thrilling and chilling show is produced by Marvel Television and based on characters for Marvel Comics. Every family has its demons but not like the Hellstrom family and the world is ready for Hellstrom family reunion. Are. You. All episodes of Hellstrom are now streaming only on Hulu. Today is Sunday October Twenty Fifth Two Thousand Twenty on this day in nineteen twenty nine president harding's Interior Secretary Albert. B Fall was found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office no other cabinet member before him had ever been convicted of a crime. Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today recovering the Teapot Dome Scandal it was revealed that Albert fall the secretary of the Interior took approximately four hundred thousand dollars worth of bribes from major oil companies. Now, let's go back to Washington DC on October twenty. Fifth Nineteen Twenty. Nine. Albert B fall sat in the prisoner's dock of a DC courtroom coughing a year ago he'd been president harding's secretary of the Interior. Now, he was sick with a lung ailment and on trial for one of the greatest scandals in the nation's history, a nurse stood on his right side and a physician on his left as he awaited his final verdict. The trial began back in April of nineteen twenty two after Wyoming Oilman spotted the Sinclair logo on the side of a few trucks. The next day, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that a deal had been brokered between the federal government and Harry Sinclair to develop a naval oil reserve at teapot dome. Wyoming. Full had spun it well at first saying that the deal was an excellent thing for the United States but there were suspicions as to why there's been no competitive bidding government answered that Sinclair oil had won the contract because it was only one of two corporations that had the capacity to undertake the project with their cooperation. If it hadn't been for Wyoming Senator John, B Kendrick, they might have even gotten away with it. But. Kendrick wanted to investigate further the teapot dome was government owned land. There wasn't a president for the rights to drill being given to private interests. President Roosevelt had intended for the land to be conserved not dug up for profit Kendrick, inquired to the cabinet as to how the contract had come about, but he'd gotten no. Information. So on April Sixteenth Nineteen twenty two, he introduced and passed a resolution that required fall to give an answer full responded within the week stating truthfully that the contract had been given to Henry Sinclair's newly-formed mammoth oil company two weeks prior to the announcement but his answer wasn't enough for the Senate on April Twenty Ninth Nineteen twenty two Wisconsin Senator Robert. La. Follett. Authorized the Committee on public lands and surveys to investigate all of the leases of naval oil reserves. This also required Secretary Fall to release all documents and information on the matter. Something about the deal wasn't right for one Albert fall had become suddenly rich. He was an avid poker player but there was no way that he would have been able to purchase a new. Mexico ranch from gambling winnings alone plus he'd previously carried a mountain of debt and when someone ransacked lefale office in the Senate, he became even more suspicious. The investigation was slow and tedious initially led by junior minority member Montana Democrat Thomas Walsh. It's stalled out then in January of nineteen twenty-three, Albert Fall resigned from his position to spend time on his new ranch in August of nineteen twenty-three president harding died suddenly and President Calvin Coolidge, was sworn in. Coolidge appointed new Special Democrat, and Republican prosecutors to the investigation emblazoned by New Authority. The Investigatory Committee soon, discovered that fall had purchased his New Mexico ranch with a one hundred thousand dollar interest free loan from an oil man named Edward Doe Heaney the owner of Panamerican Petroleum Company when he was called in to testify he admitted that he had given his son Ned dough heaney a black bag containing five stacks of twenty thousand dollars each to be delivered directly to fall. Not long after Doe Heaney's company was given exclusive drilling rights to two different naval reserves in California. The investigation also discovered that a large herd of livestock had been purchased by Harry Sinclair and delivered to falls. Ranch Sinclair's company then transferred some three hundred thousand dollars, worth of bonds and cash to falls son-in-law. When asked why he had kept these contracts, a secret from the public fall claimed that it was to protect the locations of valuable national resources but by then fall had already looked very guilty. On October Twenty Fifth Nineteen Twenty nine former secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was convicted of accepting a one hundred thousand dollar bribe from tycoon Edward Doe Heaney. He was sentenced to a fine of the same amount and one year in prison. Fall was the first cabinet member in US history to be convicted of bribery. He would not be the last. Coming up president harding's involvement in the scandal. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects, unfinished business I am ready for all things spooky and so his par cast network starting October first, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places go stories, Alistair Murdoch in someone's a new spine-tingling tale of rates Phantoms and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India, the UK, and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon Blackwood. A sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the mecer railway a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places, ghost stories for on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. WanNa keep scratching that edge for solving mysteries the Nintendo switch system can help. Solve the puzzles and find power moons in Super Mario Odyssey. Explorer the challenges of the legend of Zelda breath of the wild. Or find some friendly neighbors in animal crossing new horizons. Nintendo switch. It's my way to play games and system sold separately games rated e ten plus now back to our story. On October Twenty Fifth Nineteen Twenty nine former secretary of the interior. Beef fall was officially convicted of bribery and sentenced to one year in prison. Fall had taken bribes from oil tycoons Edward. Doe Heaney and Harry Sinclair in exchange for exclusive mining contracts on U s naval reserves despite no historical precedent. Fall had not necessarily been a rogue actor from the US government. In fact, the entire administration was wrought with scandal. Publicly President Warren be harding had run on a platform of small town values, return to normalcy and generally conservative agenda that involved protecting American interests over his predecessor Woodrow Wilson's international involvement. But privately, he had the growing oil industry tugging his ear. Oil was booming at the time by nineteen twenty. The US exported more than eighty percent of the world's oil. The Chairman of the Republican National Committee was an attorney who frequently represented oil interests and sat on the board of a major oil company Henry Sinclair himself funneled three million dollars into that year's convention. So after he won the nineteen twenty election harding appointed fall to the position of secretary of the Interior, a major win for the oil companies. Fall a senator from new. Mexico was a strong opponent of Teddy. Roosevelt's conservationist movement which sought to protect and limit the drilling of all on American soil. Instead fall firmly believed that any regulations were an impediment to jobs and development and wanted to get drilling. He quickly convinced president harding to transfer the naval oil reserves over to falls interior department. Once transferred fall began negotiating with his oil industry friends to sell the lease rights after contracts were drawn up with both sinclair and DOE Heaney harding himself signed the papers. But. There was one problem the teapot dome land leased to Sinclair already had been claimed by Colonel James. G Darden and in the summer of Nineteen, twenty, two Darden began drilling fall right into the White House and demanded that harding send in the US Marines to contend with the squatters. As he called Darden in his crew harding was reluctant at first Darden was a friend and campaign donor but fall aggressively persuaded him and marched straight to then Secretary of the Navy Ted Roosevelt. Junior. And told him to send in the Marines. When Roosevelt asked if it was legal fall lied and told him that there was precedent. Not, long after dealing with Darden, the Denver, post got wind of the confrontation and published it. They threatened additional editorials detailing the scandal but possibly pressured by both fall and harding Harry Sinclair paid the paper one million dollars to keep quiet soon after fall stepped down as secretary of the Interior. By January of Nineteen twenty-three harding's entire cabinet was falling apart known as the Ohio Gang. Other members also faced accusations of corruption and bribery even harding himself was suspected of taking money from Sinclair after a suspiciously high offer came in for the purchase of harding's newspaper harding tried to keep his distance from the scandals even famously claiming that he could take care of his enemies. All right. But his friends were the ones who kept him walking the floor at nights. The controversy weighed on him behind closed doors on August second nineteen twenty-three harding died at the young age of fifty seven. The cause of death is debated but believed to be either a heart attack or stroke. Meanwhile fall served nine months in jail but was released early on account of his health he died in nineteen forty four but his legacy would live on in an important way the nineteen twenty, nine Supreme Court ruling in Sinclair versus the United States gave the Senate the power to investigate criminal cases involving government officials a practice that continues to be important even today. Thanks for listening to today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson for more stories about government oversight check out the spotify original from podcast political scandals. Today in true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today and true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in. True Crime. Today true crime was created by Max Cutler and spotify original from podcast. It is executive produced by Max. 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October 21, 2020: Elizabeth Olten Murdered

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October 21, 2020: Elizabeth Olten Murdered

"Shipped. Done differently, their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About, full shoppers, unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today. Once again, that's S. H. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Wednesday October Twenty First Two thousand twenty on this day in two thousand nine Alissa Bustamante killed her nine year old next door neighbor Elizabeth old ten boost monty was only fifteen years old when she committed the murder. Welcome to today in true crime a podcast original due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. I'm Vanessa Richardson and today I'm joined by our guest host Carter Roy from obituaries together, he and I delve into the lives and relationships between two historical figures in each episode. Carter is here to discuss the aftermath of today's story while I'll cover the narrative. Thanks for having me Vanessa, today, we're covering the tragic murder of Elizabeth Olten. When police identified her killer as Eliza Bustamante, they were shocked by her callous motives. Let's go back to the small town. Of Saint, Martin's Missouri it's October twenty first two, thousand, nine at five PM. Awesome Pans bubbled on the Stove Savory aromas made nine year old Elizabeth Mouth Water, which was a problem because she didn't have time for food. She had a role in the school play and needed to rehearse her lines. While Elizabeth recited the same phrase for maybe the billionth time her brother grimaced she only took his annoyance as encouragement adopting an overly dramatic accent. She said her line yet again. Just before a fight could break out between the siblings Elizabeth heard pounding at the door. It was Emma a six year old neighbor from down the street she wanted to play Elizabeth immediately turned to her mother pleading for permission to join Emma outside to her delight her mother agreed just as long as Elizabeth was home in time for dinner at six. Elizabeth didn't need to be told twice in seconds she was out the door. Already, the sun was setting casting long shadows across the thick forest beyond Elizabeth's backyard. She didn't have long before darkness fell. So Elizabeth and Emma made the most of their hour of play. All the while Emma's half sister Eliza lingered near by watching them. Elizabeth wasn't sure what to make of Elissa. She was a teenager with all the Moody Miss that implied sometimes, she made upsetting jokes on the other hand she was usually nice to Elizabeth and she seemed cool and grownup. So when Eliza said, she had something to show her Elizabeth only hesitated for a moment before allowing the other girl to lead her into the forest. Ama- didn't get the invite at first that made. Elizabeth Proud. She alone was mature enough for Eliza. But the fun walk through the woods quickly became a nightmare. Elizabeth never emerged from the forest alive but Eliza did. Later that evening Eliza strode into her room and shut the door quickly her heart raced adrenaline surge through her veins. Her bedroom was her safe-space a haven where she could calm down in process what had happened bizarre phrases poems and sketches were scrawled on the wall some in pen and others in blood too many times elicits powerful emotions had welled up and threatened to overwhelm her she needed to let them out. The walls were living diary capturing her darkest impulses. She also had a literal diary which she soon flipped open to the first blank page. With a deep breath Eliza scrawled quote I just killed someone I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them. Now they're dead I don't know how to feel at the moment. It was amazing. As soon as you get over the Oh my God I can't do this feeling. It's pretty enjoyable. I'm kind of nervous and shaky though right now K I gotta go to Church Now L. O. L.. Once. The confession was on paper she smiled with relief then she shut the book and walked out of the room. Elissa was at peace. Up next investigators determine how and why Eliza murdered Elizabeth. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places go stories Alistair murden summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan. India the UK and even ancient Rome. Don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon. Blackwood a sinister account of condemned murderers final wish and the links he'd go to fulfill it and the mecer. Raerae a Spanish tale of a wandering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned-out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies you can find and follow haunted places ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. Ship is delivery done differently, their expert shoppers pick up fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories. You love you can get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. So you can save time for the good stuff like perfecting bat freshly baked loaf of bread or getting around to reading that novel that's been collecting dust for the past month or so you're shopper will keep you updated with texts from the I'll. Pick in season products like a total probe got full shoppers, unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at chip dot com slash true crime today. That's S. H. I. Dot Com slash. True Crime. Now back to the story. On October twenty, first two, thousand, nine, fifteen year old Eliza Bustamante murdered nine year old Elizabeth Olten that night she wrote in her diary that the homicide figures. Amazing. My guest host Carter Roy is going to take over from here to discuss a motives and the investigation that led police to her door. Thanks Vanessa. Analysis, Journal held all her darkest secrets. It was one of the only records of her inner turmoil. Most were friends believe she was kind friendly and above all and normal teenager. But her life was anything but normal. Elissa grew up in an unstable environment with their parents spent time in jail her mother for drug and alcohol abuse her father for assault. When she moved in with her grandparents in two thousand, two things seemed to turn around at least from the outside. A few trusted friends knew about her suicide attempt when she was thirteen or the fact that she was briefly institutionalized afterward. Olis' online persona however did hint at her obsession with death. Her my space in Youtube profiles alluded to self harm and quote killing people. Her tweets were also alarming, but few people took her posts seriously. Maybe. Everyone wrote them off as teen. Angst. Meanwhile elicits real life behavior became more disturbing. She dug and filled numerous empty graves in her backyard rehearsing for the eventual murder she planned to commit. She needed was a victim. It's unclear why Elissa targeted her nine old neighbor. Sheen Elizabeth never fought and elicit didn't hate the young girl. As she later explained. Elissa killed her because according to highway. Patrol Sergeant. David Rice. She merely quote. Wanted to know what it felt like. On the evening of October twenty first she dispatched her half sister Emma to someone Elizabeth from her house. Then, she led the girl into the forest. There she strangled Elizabeth stabbed her and slit her throat. The crime was so senseless that local investigators who are joined by concerned residents, and later by the FBI didn't know where to start when her mother reported Elizabeth Missing. Ping's from Elizabeth cellphone authorities to the wooded area near the neighborhood. A day after Elizabeth's disappearance, a tip led investigators to Eliza. Around. The same time what seemed to be a fresh grave was discovered behind the Teenagers House. Elicit confessed that she dug it explaining to an investigator that she liked digging holes. That grave was empty but presumably given elissa strange behavior investigators zeroed in on her as a suspect they seized her diary during a search and discovered that the final entry had been scribbled over with a blue pan. At. First. Apparently, the only word they were able to make out were slit and throat. But this was enough to have them bring Olisa in for questioning. She soon, confessed to the murder and led investigators to the grave where she buried Elizabeth's body. Using a blue light. They were eventually able to recover all of lists censored text. Revealing written confession. Given the brutality of the premeditated crime Elissa was tried as an adult. Her trial was scheduled for two thousand twelve but first, prosecutors offered elissa bargain. She'd served ten to thirty years in prison. So long as she pled guilty to second degree murder and armed criminal action. She accepted. The deal outraged Elizabeth's mother Patty Price. She didn't think Elissa deserved clemency. As price testified during lists arraignment. So. Much has been lost at the hands of this evil monster a hater I hate everything about her she's not even human. The words may have seemed harsh, but elicits crime was monstrous. We can debate whether she acted out because of her troubled childhood or if she had an inherent darkness within her. But whatever elicit motives? One thing is undeniable. Her crime revealed how cruel people Can. Be. I'm Vanessa Richardson thanks again Carter for joining me today. Thanks for having me. You can find my podcast obituaries spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks for listening to today in true crime to hear more about women and girls who broke the law checkout female criminals on spotify today and true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. 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October 16, 2020: Lesley Ann Downey Found Dead

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October 16, 2020: Lesley Ann Downey Found Dead

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Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from podcast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today, we're covering the grisly end of the search for ten year old Leslie and. Let's go back to October Sixteenth Nineteen sixty-five to win eerie isolated place in northern England known as Saddleworth Moor. The Manchester Police spread out across Saddleworth a thirty mile expanse of hill country. They were determined to find Lesley Ann Downey and had strong reason to believe she was buried somewhere on the more unfortunately authorities had only discovered that information while investigating the murder of another youth named. Edward. The sudden break came under. Circumstances but it meant investigators finally had the chance to solve a mystery that had haunted Manchester and Leslie family for ten long months. Leslie was last seen on December twenty, six, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, four boxing day in England the Brunette blue eyed ten year old lived in an apartment in Manchester with her mother three brothers and her mother's fiance shy polite. Leslie was likely in high spirits that day she'd gotten a toy sewing machine from Santa the morning before and there was no cause for post. Christmas blues. She was even going to a local holiday carnival with her neighbors and siblings her mother had given her a whole six pence to spend. The carnival was a winter wonderland, but by early evening Leslie was left alone at the fair. Some sources indicate that are friends had run out of money and gone home while others say she was left there by her older brother either way Leslie was defenseless as she strolled straight into the path of dangerous killer who upon first glance appeared just as innocent and wholesome as Leslie. Herself. A young woman in her twenties walked by Leslie that night dropping a bag onto the ground as she passed, she asked Leslie to help her pick it up and loaded in her car which the polite girl gladly. In the parking lot the woman asked if Leslie wanted to ride home, she allegedly accepted and the two drove off together. That was the last night. Anyone saw Lesley Ann Downey alive. When Lesley's mother and her future husband Alan realized the girl was missing they set off for the fairground to find her after having no luck there. They went to the police though Lesley's family held out. Hope as the officers mounted a search effort, the little girl would remain missing until. October nineteen, sixty five. That month Manchester Police received unsettling information from a traumatized young man named David Smith. He claimed that the night before he'd witnessed his sister in Law Myra Hindley and her boyfriend he and Brady brutally murder a teenager named Edward Evans. Ian Was a mentor to David and made him promise to return the next day to help them Berry Evans in Saddleworth more. But David went to the police instead leading officers to Ian. And Mira's home. After a search they discovered Edwards Body hacked to pieces by an axe by October eleventh, ESPN and Myra were in police custody. The couple's crime was horrific but David claimed it was only the tip of the iceberg Ian and Myra. Had told him that they had killed before. After searching the couples belongings, officers found photos of Saddleworth more along with a notebook page on which a single name was scribbled over and over John Kilbride. Kilbride was a twelve year old boy who had disappeared in November nineteen, sixty three now were certain that Ian and Myra had something to do with it. Continuing their search they soon found a suitcase. The couple had clearly taken pains to hide. It's likely officers were hoping to find a clue about Edward Evans or John kilbride inside but instead they found something much more disturbing. Pictures of Lesley Ann, Downey naked gagged, and tied to a bed police were horrified. It was clear that only Saddleworth Moor held the answers to their disturbing questions on October sixteenth nineteen, sixty, five, a search team was dispatched there. After hours of poking around the Moors Soft Pete and officer noticed the bone of a human arm sticking out of the ground. After a dig, he uncovered the decomposed body of a little girl. By the time the search was over the murder of Lesley Ann Downey would be cemented as one of the most terrifying crimes in British history. Up Next will learn the terrible truth about how Leslie died. 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October is our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. This episode today in true crime is brought to you by simply safe simply safe was designed to be easy to use while protecting your whole home twenty, four seven. You can order it online with just the click of a button when mine arrived, I was eager to get it set up immediately it didn't take long I just had to place the sensors plugged in and connected to my Wifi. Then suddenly my whole home was protected I didn't have to worry about tools or drilling or waiting around for technicians. The setup is also intuitive and. The components blend into my home seamlessly as a single mom who's main job is related to true crime. I really appreciate the peace of mind that simply safe brings their pricing is fair honest. You can get twenty, four, seven, professional monitoring and emergency dispatch starting at just fifty cents a day not bad for what US News and World Report called the best overall home security of twenty twenty head to simplisafe dot com slash today and get a free hd camera that simplisafe dot com slash today to make sure they know that our show sent you. Now back the story. On October Sixteenth nineteen sixty five police found the body of ten year old Lesley Ann Downey buried in Saddleworth more officers in Manchester England new Myra Hindley and Ian. Brady were responsible for Leslie's death but they had no idea why the couple had killed an innocent child. It was tragic enough that Lesley's body was found buried in a shallow grave, the nude bound and gagged photos of the girl in Myra. Andeans possession were even more concerning however even those weren't the most disturbing evidence detectives found in the killer couples suitcase. There was also an audio tape and while authorities had to play it for Leslie's mother. So she could identify her daughter watching her listen to it must have been excruciating. The sixteen minute recording was taken on the Night Leslie disappeared December Twenty Sixth Nineteen, sixty, four on it Myra could be heard hitting a struggling leslie so that Ian could photograph her as the poor girl fought against her captors and their sadistic sexual torture Ian threatened to slit her throat throughout the audio of her assault little leslie leded for her mom. The tape was absolutely sickening and that's what prosecutors were counting on when they played it for shocked courtroom at Ian and Mirus trial in April nineteen, sixty six, the couple stood accused of murdering the three children whose bodies had been recovered Leslie, Edward Evans and Jason Kilbride kilbride's body was uncovered in the more just days after police found Leslie it was clear. He'd also been sexually assaulted before his death. Myra and Ian became objects of scorn and fascination for all of England after their arrests on the surface. The twenty-something lovers seemed like average office workers but investigators discovered that they were secretly not only sadists but even Nazi sympathizers. Myra. Lure children in by pretending to need help getting things to her car. It was exactly this tactic that allowed her to kidnap Lesley from the Boxing Day carnival. Afterward, she took the children back to Ian home where they were assaulted tortured and killed then buried on Saddleworth more. During an interrogation in Brady admitted to being the one who planned the murders Myra claimed she was innocent. She insisted that she was always in a different room when the real violence happened and that she was a helpless victim of ESPN's. Manipulation. Myra was somewhat convincing especially because in the nineteen sixties, nobody wanted to believe a nice young woman was really a child murderer but she had one major problem the sixteen minute recording of Leslie's torture and assault featured her as a key player. She sounded just as unhinged as IAN did. On May sixth, nineteen, sixty, six, almost eighteen months after Leslie's death Ian Brady and Myra. Hindley were found guilty both were given consecutive life sentences. Ian was convicted of all three murders with prosecutors were unable to find enough evidence to tie Myra to John Kilbride's death because of this, she would be eligible for parole after twenty five years in prison, and she fully intended to walk free. Throughout the nineteen eighties, Myra desperately tried to downplay her involvement in Lesley's murder. She wrote to Leslie's mother and West claiming that she never tortured the girl even though the audio evidence from the trial clearly contradicted her Leslie's family. Believe it was just mirrors attempt to curry public favor before parole hearings they remained firm in their conviction that Myra was a murderous monster just like her lover he n. In two, thousand, two changes in England's prison laws finally gave Myra a real chance at getting out of jail on parole. But before the change went into effect, she died of a chest infection on November fifteenth two thousand to. Be in Brady died fifteen years later at the age of seventy nine. The kidnapping assault and murder of Lesley Ann Downey was a wakeup call to nineteen sixties. England it showed an entire nation that no child was truly safe not even at a Christmas carnival mere blocks from their mother's house. What was especially scary too many was that Leslie's captors seemed just as innocent. They appeared to be a young couple in love who worked nine to five at least on most days. But every once in a while Ian Brady and Myra. Hindley's disturbing appetite stirred and innocent children paid the price. Thanks for listening today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson. You can find all episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in. True. Crime today in true crime was created by Max Cutler is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound designed by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly, madden, and Freddie Beckley. This episode of today in true crime was written by a mean Osman with writing assistance by terrel wells, I'm Vanessa Richardson. Remember to join Alistair murden every Thursday for the all new series haunted places. 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October 17, 2020: Al Capone Convicted

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October 17, 2020: Al Capone Convicted

"This episode is brought to you by the Hulu original series, Kallstrom. Just in time for Halloween, Hellstrom is a scary mature action packed series full of twists and turns you won't see coming Hellstrom follows the story of two broken children who were estranged and raised separately and must come together to save their mother. This dark thrilling and chilling show is produced by Marvel Television and based on characters for Marvel Comics every family has its demons but not like the Hellstrom family and the world is ready for Hellstrom family reunion. Are you. All episodes of Hellstrom are now streaming only on. Hulu. I. Today is Saturday October Seventeenth Two, thousand twenty on this day in nineteen thirty, one, thirty, two year, old gangster capone was convicted of income tax evasion finally ending his violent reign as public enemy number one. Welcome today in true crime, a spotify original from podcast today will covering the conviction of America's most notorious gangster al capone unable to secure convictions for his more violent crimes. The government settled for nailing him for tax evasion. Now, let's go back to a Cook County courthouse on the afternoon of October Seventeenth Nineteen thirty one. He was just before three. PM, when the jury filed out of the courtroom to begin deliberations. Is were on the thirty two year old defendant Al Capone. Faced several charges of tax evasion and conspiracy to violate the prohibition. act. But the mobster gave little away as the twelve man jury exited far from worried capone seemed confident. He escaped punishment just like he always did earlier he boasted the government can't collect legal taxes from illegal money and it was illegal money he and his lawyers seem to have no problem admitting that. But how he acquired his wealth wasn't the focus of the eleven day trial in. Their Defense Capone's lawyers argued their client was a gambling addict who had lost some three hundred thousand dollars over a number of years. It was an odd defense to put up but might have been their only option because Al Capone was guilty of the charges against him. He'd never filed a single income tax return but was worth tens of millions and faced with those facts. His lawyers sought to mislead the jury imploring them to pity a hopeless gambling addict. It didn't seem to fool anyone still the jury deliberated for about eight hours and return to the courtroom later that same evening. Silence fell over the courtroom as judge James H Wilkerson directed the clerk to read the verdict as soon as the first guilty was announced reporters raced from the room heading for phones to call the news into their editors meanwhile capone grinned as though he felt he had gotten off easily according to the New York Times. The bulky man stood in his green suit grinning at anyone who looked at him perhaps he smiled because he knew he could appeal the verdict or because he anticipated a light sentence. But a month later on November twenty, fourth nineteen, thirty, one judge wilkerson sentenced the mob boss to eleven years in federal prison and imposed fines and tax payments close to three hundred, thousand dollars. It was the longest term ever imposed for tax evasion, which was possibly a reflection of capone's notoriety. Capone wasn't used to losing so badly except perhaps at the race track. So as he was led from the courtroom in handcuffs, he allegedly yelled I'm not through fighting yet. But. As capone would learn, there are some fights you just can't win. Coming up, we look at the crimes of Al Capone and the winding road that led to his downfall. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business I am ready for all things spooky and so his podcast network starting October first, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every. Thursday. On the new original series haunted places go stories, Alistair Murdoch and summons a new spine tingling tale of rates phantoms and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan India, the UK and even ancient Rome don't miss stone cold classics like the Kit bag by Algernon Blackwood. A sinister account of a condemned murderers final wish and the lengths he'd go to fulfill it and the me Suray a Spanish tale of a wondering musician who here's a terrifyingly beautiful song in a burned-out monastery and is doomed to capture. It's notes. Until he dies, you can find and follow haunted places go stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget. October. Is Our favorite month and one of our busiest. So make sure to search podcast network in the spotify search bar to see all our new shows. It takes time to research different true crime for each day of the year a lot of time. So when it comes time to turn off my brain and just relax I, go to best fiends the casual mobile puzzle game with over one hundred, million downloads and counting best fiends is a challenging match three game that has literally millions of five star reviews on the apple APP store and Google play I used to play here and they're like. Between recording sessions or while waiting in line at the store but now I find myself playing more often because I enjoy it. So much I think what I like most about best fiends is that it's challenging without being so difficult that it's frustrating with over five thousand best fiends puzzles to solve. It looks like all never be bored again, download best fiends free today on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best fiends. Now back to the story. On October Seventeenth Nineteen, thirty, one, thirty, two, year, old gangster Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion. It was the final nail in the coffin for capone. Eventually, sentenced to eleven years in federal prison, and though the result was a win for the authorities getting, there hadn't been an easy journey until his tax conviction capone operated under an assumption of invulnerability as Leader of the notorious Chicago outfit crime syndicate capone commanded vast resources in excess of a reported one, hundred million dollars each year in today's money that's around one point, five billion dollars, and with that money came the ability to buy influence and favor with officials of every level. Capone even had Chicago's mayor. Big Bill Thompson safely in his pocket meaning he feared no repercussions for his racketeering bootlegging and gambling businesses. So great was his influence that his enforcers an army of triggermen who took care of the violent aspects of capone's business dealings carried cards to hand to law enforcement. The cards were issued by the city and read to the police department. You will extend the courtesies of this department to the bearer they were in effect get out of jail free cards. Not that they were always needed in addition to his money and influence capone was one of the country's most feared men past criminal charges against him including murder failed to stick because so many people were either on the take or too scared to testify against the mandate called scarface. But. When US President Herbert Hoover told his treasury secretary quote I want that man in jail it signal the end of Capone's rain. In the past it proved difficult to pin charges against the mobster for his underworld activities but they weren't the only laws he'd broken by nineteen twenty, nine capone himself was reportedly worth around thirty million dollars but had never filed an income tax return. Thanks to an earlier. Supreme. Court ruling all in income even money earned from criminal activities was subject to taxation proving capone earned money would prove he was also a tax cheat. So with that in mind investigators from the Treasury's Special Intelligence Unit set to work finding evidence to use against capone. It was easy to see that capone's wealth was massive, but it was less clear where his money came from. He didn't keep a bank account and never signed checks or receipts making it almost impossible to trace his finances but determined to get there man the investigators got creative. They looked into the records of department stores, car dealerships and hotels. And found evidence capone spent huge sums on things like diamond studded belt buckles, custom clothing, gold plated dinner wear, and a Lincoln limousine. They were also able to link capone to thirty nine thousand dollars in phone bills and an extravagant party to watch a boxing match along with the circumstantial evidence tying capone to extraordinary wealth raids unearthed incriminating ledgers that suggested he earned money from gambling hall additionally federal agents convinced several of Capone's associates to give testimonies against their boss. In nineteen, thirty, one as the walls closed in around coupon he and his lawyer met with investigators to work out a deal facing charges of tax evasion. Both sides agreed to a bargain coupon would plead guilty to the charges and in exchange served two and a half years behind bars. But in July of nineteen, thirty, one after component appeared before federal judge James, H Wilkerson the previous month the judge threw the deal out in response coupon with drew his guilty plea and the criminal pace moved forward. Before they even reached, the courtroom capone tried once more to rig the system in his favor he bribed members of the potential jury pool somehow discovering their names before even the judge new ones prosecutors were tipped off they alerted judge Wilkerson who seemed unruffled by the news on the day capone's trial was set to begin wilkerson instructed his bay lift to escort the entire jury down the hall to a different courtroom where they would switch places with the jury from another trial. Also beginning that day Wilkerson was determined to show that capone could cheat the system all he wanted, but it was he the judge who set the rules and he could change them whenever he wanted. Capone was sunk following his guilty verdict and sentencing capone's appeals all failed. So he entered the US penitentiary in Atlanta. Georgia. There he bribed officials to allow him luxuries to make his stay more comfortable including rugs, a typewriter and a set of encyclopedia's. But when authorities discovered his scam in nineteen thirty four, he was moved to Alcatraz in San Francisco. They're the once fearsome mobster wasted away unable to work the system. As he'd done, his entire adult life capone eventually admitted it looks like Alcatraz has got me linked. Indeed Capone's mental state deteriorated while he was a prisoner on the island penitentiary, but it was late stage syphilis, not the prisons brutal conditions that caused his declining health and when capone was released in November of nineteen, thirty nine, his physician declared that the forty year old had the mentality of a twelve year old child. Clearly unable to resume control of his criminal empire Al Capone retreated to his luxury home on Palm Island in Florida where he lived the remainder of his days with his wife and immediate family. It's often said that death and taxes are the two parts of modern life that come for us all. Taxes came, for AL, capone, in nineteen thirty one and in nineteen forty, seven death followed proving that though he wants enjoyed a god-like status in Chicago, he was only human after. Thanks for listening to today in true crime I'm Vanessa Richardson. If you enjoyed today's episode, you'll love our show kingpins which charts the rise and fall of underworld leaders just like Al. Capone today in true crime is a spotify original from podcast. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other originals from podcast for free on spotify we'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler Sound by Juan. Boorda. With production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden, and Freddie Beckley this episode of today in true crime was written by Joel Callan with writing assistance by Abigail. Cannon. I'm Vanessa Richardson. Remember to join Alistair murden every Thursday for the all new series haunted places. Go stories don't miss the most chilling spirits ever imagined by authors from around the world follow haunted places, ghost stories free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Battle for legitimacy: Afghanistan v the Taliban

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22:22 min | 1 year ago

Battle for legitimacy: Afghanistan v the Taliban

"This economists podcast is sponsored by linked in jobs. Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events. Shaping your world. A list of the world's self made female billionaires reveals a curious. Fact, lots of them are Chinese. We look at the Mao era, attitudes that pave the way for China's billionaire S's, white seems there will be fewer of them in the future. And Barack Obama is laying the groundwork for his presidential library. Every former president has a site in their honor, but what are they are? Caves tourist attractions, PR factories. We take a look at why there frequently so controversial. But I. Afghan militants and American officials sat down for their latest round of negotiations in Qatar last week, even as violence continued almost eighteen years since merica and other NATO members invaded Afghanistan. The Taliban is still a powerful and lethal force. Earlier this month an attack by the insurgency group on an American run compound in Kabul, spread chaos and left at least five people dead. In response to the unrelenting violence, America and its allies are now, negotiating with the Taliban seeking withdrawal in exchange for commitment from the group, not harbor terrorists on the ground in Afghanistan are plenty of clues as to why the Taliban has been so hard to beat. So I found myself at this truck stop outside candidate city in southern Afghanistan know, sat on rug of the t there was this kind of enormous storm coming in Daniels is an international correspondent, at the economist, he's been recently reporting enough ghanistan, and these guys told me about what it's like to drive across Afghanistan, they drove all over the country carrying goods. And they, you know, they told me about how they get stopped all the time. By with guns. They get stopped by the Taliban and they get stopped by the Afghan army. And by the police, and what they told me is that, you know, difference between the two, you know, both groups are guys with guns who wanna take money from you. But when you get stopped by the Taliban, there's a kind of fixed fees, they, they look at what you've got and they charge you a fee and they give you a receipt, and you can charge that to your customers. Whereas the government is different. They stop you every time and they just take whatever they can they rob you? So you know what that told me is that the Taliban kind of more organized in some ways than the Afghan government. And that's a problem. And why, why were you in Afghanistan, what were you trying to find out what I wanted to? Find out is why of the eighteen years and almost a trillion dollars and so much support the reason to government in Afghanistan that sort of capable of holding territory that with all the backing of a superpower. Why is it that the Afghan states is not able to win the war with this kind of ragtag group? Taliban. And so you went to kinda hard to find out. Yeah. So I went to Kandahar, and I went to Kabul and Kabul, I met governments fficials and diplomats and people who trying to do this from the top, and then in Kandahar, and I went tonight, talk to ordinary people lorry-drivers and police officers Newsom officials to see kind of their how basil things at the ground level. And what did you learn? So one person I went to see was the governor guy could hire to the higher anything to. He just recently arrived in Kandahar. He's sort of in charge of trying to, to make this place work. And he's very insistent about how important Kandahar is to Afghanistan. The heart is key. If Kandahar is safe of montesano safe it come to hurry, stabilize. So it's devised. He points out that this is really the heart of Afghanstan a place where the first true independent, Afghan state emerged in the eighteenth, century. It's also where the Taliban themselves came from the nineteen nineties Muller, Omar, who is the leader of the Taliban lived in Kandahar. You visited Kabul twice when the Alabama and control it was really one of those places that they, they were adamant in two thousand and one that they would hold onto and NATO troops invaded. And, and so this ambitious new governor, what's, what's his plan. What he talks about the need to recreate the relationship between the government and people make people trust the government and give them reason. To back the government, as opposed to the Taliban was assigned to come here to bring or establish that relation between the central government and, and Kandahar thing relation was a bit weak. He you know, he concedes some real problems in can how that, that the government is not very countable that things need to change. We have people here were here for the last seventeen or eighteen years and are not capable of their jobs, as far as the income is concerned. I think the whole thing is not going into the government pockets, you can see that the Taliban that they have their support that they influential would, you mean when you say that they have influence in, in LeBron's like Kandahar, what do they actually control in terms of actual control in Canada? How the Taliban, they didn't have that much territory, daring control of, but there's sort of a lot more. Influential in places that are not in control of so they're able to mount attacks and plums. And things, but they're also able to work with farmers is a lot of people growing opium in Canada. Opium poppies, which they sell to Taliban middlemen, who, who often do things like provide seek capital who helped people grow, so that they can take chunk of the prophets later, they quite organized in that sense. And that stretches even beyond the parts of the country that they control. And I suppose with this level of organization. And if you like community involvement, that, that gives them a lot of legitimacy notwithstanding, the violent part, I mean, legitimacy is quite strong, but they more legitimate than the government, and that sort of all that they need to be. They're not popular Taliban people don't like them, but they will turn to them, because they're so dissatisfied with the actual government as these talks with America play out and discussion turns to, to draw down from from American troops. How do you think Dr would respond? What would it look like? So that's the big open question is just what happens. So the Afghan government if the support, it's getting from America is disappears, or is, is reduced a lot. They really rely on kind of American military support to be able to still controlled territory. And I think the, the big fear is that the Taliban be able to come back, they'll be able to take a lot more territory. There'd be able to really operate more in the open and have a great deal more influence. So if you have a provincial governor kind of admitting that the central government doesn't really have a good grip on place like Canada, Har. What did the officials in Kabul tell you, you know, not everybody says exactly the same thing? But this kind of picture merges of the president, and the president Ashraf Ghani is a guy who seem pretty much everybody thinks he genuinely wants to transform Afghanistan for the better that he's very committed to the idea of having a better government. But at the same time he's kind of a control freak. Can he thinks that he's the only guy with the plan, and he's really tried to centralize power and to, to hold power to make? All the decisions himself. And that has actually weakened, the legitimacy encounter ability of the government out in places like Kandahar. So what's to be done? Then after eighteen years of American support of, of the central government doesn't seem to have done very much and the US now kind of heading for the door. What, what do you think should be done? So I think could Ashraf Ghani. Well, he has to do is recognize that he's not going to have the support that he has had in the, in the pasta and he needs to it out and get people who don't particularly like him right now onside and perhaps, give up some of the pallet that he is kinda hoarded for himself in Kabul. And, you know, only that way, will he be able to kind of come up with a legitimacy that will allow the government to survive? Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much. In china. The philosophy that success depends on hard work is celebrated don't mean Jew is from a wet can cost family. She was one of seven children. Stephanie Studer is our senior China business correspondent, she's been to meet an entrepreneur, who story though. Remarkable is part of a trend in Chinese business. It was only at the age of thirty that she decided to leave her hometown. She was recently widowed and had a young son, so she up sticks and went to ju- high in the booming south in nineteen ninety and decided to join gree, which was at the time a young state-owned prize. It only just started selling echinacea's and she went door to door selling them for the company. And there are tales of her managing to sell these unit full price in the unusually cold spring of nineteen ninety four. And so she got noticed, she became president of green in two thousand one venture women in twenty twelve and is now the largest maker of air conditioning units in the world and miss dome. Very much the face of female into prize in China. She's really a celebrity. Worth a lot of money. How wealth is estimated at three billion Yuan, which is four hundred forty million dollars until about meeting her where where was that who was with you? We met her at the Greek head poses in junior high. Fact that factory Disney's. Okay. Jack handle town. Very good wonderful, and it's a pretty sparse in place, as you might expect for a company that is still nominally owned by the state is its largest shareholder, also. And her office itself, is small and pretty sober is a portrait of Mao a black and white sketch hanging above her desk, and from her window, she can observe have aust- factory, where the most extraordinary a unit Eunice now being turned out put onto the market ordinary air conditioners. There were pretty cool Tidiane thing, what we were given a tour showroom and they're awesome amazing ones, standalone AC units. The saw glittery have crystal basis, some have revolving roses that rise out of them as the AC unit works. And then the ricin sleeker designs in golds, and Silva's was pretty chillier. Do you highs a pretty humid place? And they kept the temperatures down. What would say about her her sort of horizon fame surprisingly, little, actually, she knew that I was going to ask her about women in business in China, I'm asking about women, but you're not answering about women? Is it not a subject that you like to talk about much should yet? She evaded, almost every one of my questions, I think, as she sees it has sex is relevant to her rise. And from what she told us, she doesn't think about this shit do. So she when I asked her about her rise in a nation run by men, politically. She said men or women fewer up to the challenge. How unusual is his story? Notice unusual, as you might think the her enrich list, which is a Shanghai based outfit that puts out a who's who of the rich weld wide found this year that fifty one of eighty nine self made female billionaires were Chinese, and that's quite remarkable because that's fifty seven percent. Well above that twenty percent share of the world's women who are trying to other female self made alter wealthy. The list is rich in colorful rich, the operative works because on it is a property mogul with a ten billion dollar fortune end at that. His one had the title of richest self made woman in the world. This also Joe, too. When fate of lens technology, who rose from the factory floor, the touch screen Queen who makes them for apple iphones. There's a polyester Queen a soil source Queen paper Queen, and also to women unto men behind Heidi. Lau, which is a very popular chain of hotpot restaurants. So why have Chinese women done so disproportionately well, well, I think when you sat her in China, the most natural comparison to make his with South Korea Japan, and those are both vibrant democracies running on capitalist systems so then what is trying to done differently. Temptation, I think is to put it all down to the gala, -tarian is a move. China's socialist era mouth Adang famously said in nineteen sixty eight women hold up half the sky, which perhaps was into reflection of what was happening at the time. But it was sesame an encouragement in expectation that women should end to the labor force, and that's vastly different. To the social society expectations of South Korean Japan, which to this day struggle with the idea of a working mother. But that's not a sufficient explanation. And I think that the likely reason is China's manufacturing, boom, the not only propelled, it's economic ascent, but also that of its women and in the nineteen eighties the labor force participation rate was at around eighty percent, which is enviable high. And then since then they've done very well at university to at the moment. Fifty six percent of university graduates. All women. Don't have anything to say about the differences between the way things were during the Mao era. And now, yes that was one way that she approached my question about whether things have changed for women in today's China compared to when she rows, would you choose? Jewel, and she said herself times, have changed who woman with a hoop, and she recalled that she lived in a time when resources was scarce, people knew cherish what they had she said, and she made the point that young people now have grown up in a honeypot with the term. She's, so I think that there's a sense from her understandably that she had to brave real hardships that young people now in China simply don't have to face. She leave too. So. Is that to say that the opportunity for women in China? Now is, is, is greater as it is. And, and miss stone, would certainly agree with that it the moment for every ten Chinese men starting a business. Eight women doing the same which is a very high rate by the same token there has been assessing backlash against female entrepreneurs. So even though it's a lower level, many more of them pushing into business they might be finding it hard to rise. So, for instance, a Chinese investor in Beijing, who was speaking in public presentation about his top tips for success said that rule number ten was, I quit. We usually don't invest in female CEO's, and it was encouraging to see the the backlash against this from women men alike. But I was told from female preneurs here. That's this is increasingly common. Stephanie, thank you very much for joining us. Jason. In the latest episode of money talks, our business and finance podcast, a journey around China and America to understand the roots and the future of the trade war. As Gary divorce. Check a business consultant based in Beijing puts it America is just looking for a fair shake everything that the Americans accused the Chinese of happens. Right. So the, the technology transfer intellectual property deaf, there's a lot of the love the more basic day-to-day challenges. And I think the Americans have every right to say, we don't want you steal in all of our developments technology, all that we just want a level playing. That's the Americans aren't looking for an advantage per se. Looking for. Money talks is out every Tuesday. Find it wherever you listen. In February last year. Barack Obama was in Chicago championing. His library cargo. But the ex-president wasn't schilling for donations at a community meeting trying to persuade locals to support the project. It said to be built on twenty acres of land in Jackson park on the city's south side. I'll be back in Chicago. So. Recco, bums presidential library will be built in Jackson pocket plans to be twenty acres. Does Abe CuA is a social media fellow at the economist and there's been some issues with a, so a local pressure group has come forward and Kood an illegal landgrab, because the city has basically given them a ninety nine year lease for ten dollars, and they claim that there's been some dodgy dealings with an have taken the cities court. So what were the plans for the library. What's it going to be, what will it look like in contain the library is essentially going to be a community center. Unlike other libraries that store archives is that she just getting to exhibitions and spaces for the local community instead of having the archive, they're going to digitize all his records and online. So it's very different to usual libraries will, I mean, what, what are the usual, libraries, I have to concede, I haven't been to one say, the libraries, essentially on mediums, so they have exhibitions and they have objects, some of them have replicas oval offices and usually onsite. There are all the presidential records correspondence books, all those sorts of things are usually stored onsite with archivists look after and help people kind of troll three but you say, essentially, they're also like like museums. Yeah. They sometimes can be ridiculous. So in Reagan's library has a massive plane. Hugh needs a replica. The Oval Office. We know what it looks like it's kind of a manifestation of presidential ego. So BJ reportedly off the library, stopped, providing doughnuts and extending opening time because he was really obsessed with attendance figures Nixon in the first iteration of his library, which was privately owned initially framed. Watergate as a conspiracy on the Paul of Democrats to overturn the nineteen seventy two election, Reagan's library, which wasn't privately and actually for number of years, failed to mention the Iran contra scandal, which was a massive scandal in his presidency. So it's kind of funny, how these places are supposed to be the kind of combination of all their life's work, and everything they done in the White House, but it fails to be Watson. Oh, is there. But on the other hand, yes. Well, some people do think that does bring something so they will call me the Obama foundation describes the library as an economic engine for the city. So that definitely some positives. But in a way you can kind of see where this. Group is coming from in terms of handing over about large tract of land to what you're describing as centrally. A manifestation of presidential ego. Definitely, I cooled them basically presidential publicity centers, and it's difficult to Meyer, the idea of taking public space for what is a sensually presidents kind of bloating in the greatness and how great the presidency was in kind of whitewashing, the entire thing, so who foots the Bill, then say the way that the presidential library system usually works is that the president will build their library with funds that they raise themselves and then transfer over to the national archives records association, which is government agency, then they will pay for maintenance. So American tax payers, usually foot, the Bill so these things are clearly not ever without some level of controversy. How do you think it will play out with broke Obama's presidential library? So it stops for now it stopped the building of the library. 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Andrew Bird's-eye View

World Cafe

28:15 min | 1 year ago

Andrew Bird's-eye View

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from American pest as the leading provider of safe sustainable pest control solutions across the DMV. Let American past help you take back your home or business. From menacing pests. Visit them today at American pest dot net. Hey, you're listening to world cafe I'm totally Schlesinger. Through that. It's injured bird enders new album is called my finest work yet. Why be? This may very well. Be my finest recant he's being a little cheeky as you can tell at least one song showcases Andrews talent for whistling people. Think of whistling is disorder wins. The goal casual thing I wanted to do a melody that was like barely bad outs. Like wind in your hair out on the open plains. Andrew also shows his love of history and Greek mythologies. From. Pissed Paul on this album. Andrew zooms out on history and humanity, and he addresses, really big ideas, like futility, fate responsibility. The idea that our enemies are what make us whole and somehow in this, very birdie and way, he turns these high concepts into amazingly fun appealing pop songs we have so much to talk about here, we go may Andrew bird. Welcome back to world. Cafe thanks for having me back. Yeah. So I the album is called my finest work yet. And I'm sure every single person is asking you some sort of cheeky question about that title. And I'm going to do the same because I think it's a wonderful album. And maybe it is your finest work yet. Why did you call it that I made? I've made fourteen records and after while naming that body of work starts to feel like a silly exercise. So I thought I'd just have fun with it this time and just say, you know, why? Because like this may very well be my finest were kid who. No. I mean, it's also, you know, we're not exactly living in an age of discretion. So. Thought. I'd just try try it out this time. It's so it's funny as you're saying that now there's so much humility and gentle wisdom on the album. And it's so it's such an offering rather than a demand like it's not a heavy-handed album, and that like that almost makes the title extra funny in the context of what you've just said, I think it works with the the image on the of the cover. You know, the painting the death of Murat, it's a famous painting, you might recognize it. But if you don't know the his is from the French revolution. But if you don't know the history is just it appears like a man on his deathbed or in this case of a bathtub the poet, pending. His final words with his final breath. So it's super romantic super dramatic actually happens to be me in the bathtub. Pending these final thoughts. What what are your final thoughts? Did you have to think through like if you're going to recreate the death of Murat? Did you have to think through what your final thoughts would be that? You would offend tickly right on this piece of paper that you're holding on the cover. Yeah. I thought it through and I you know, I had a. Calligraphy specialist to the the letter. But I can't remember something like. Treachery. Trish, I wrote. Something that seemed like. Dramatic. But there's a lot of musically. Fascinating choices that you've made on this album that I want to talk about. But I I have a question about the historical and the logical references that you have on here. I know that sort of a tent pole of your song writing in general. But I'm wondering when an interest in history and mythology goes back to for you like were you a history junkie when you were a kid, or is it a grownup thing? No, I was always really into history and. Like when now in eighth grade. I we were all had to come up with a subject to do a report on and I I chose the most obscure corner of history. I could find everyone else is doing Julius Caesar and I chose the citizens of the Russian steps. And just because they're the underdog, you know, and and and it seemed like I guess, that's my tendency is to try to find things we're not talking about and. And discuss them. Well, let's talk about one of the historic moments that you that you dig up on the album nineteen thirty six Catalonia the Spanish civil war on the song. Bloodless? What made you want to dig up that moment in history for this song? I kept thinking about it as an analog to what what's happening now in our country. Are what really Moore's a cautionary thing of what could happen. And I kept thinking of the Spanish civil war. Not in the sense that like. Trump is Franko or anything like that. But it could be that. But more in the sense of like how the the left and writer behaving and the concern that the left is too fractured and this too much infighting for to be able to resist the. Ideology of the right? You know, which is what happened in Spain in the thirties to just kind of steam rolled over the communists and anarchists. And they were all. Concerned with very more micro details of their ideology and just couldn't get it together to to put up solid United front and. Yeah, that's that's something. I wondered some I take it that far, you know, to drop in a a specific date and place in history as a reference and on this record. I just kind of pushed I moved the line. A little farther is. As far as how far I want to go with being explicit about what's going on. You know what I mean? Because that can be a pitfall if you are too explicit in some ways. And that it places it in time. But I I've read a lot about that period of time. And I think it's kind of fascinating period of history. And and it seems very it's contagious a lot about what's happening. Now. Let's have a listen to the song is blood lesson. Will the best. Aw. You just him in. We've. Less Andrew bird from my finest work yet you sing on the song while things are relatively bloodless. Are they relatively bloodless right now? As compared to how they could get suppose. Yeah. But I mean, I wrote that song between the two thousand sixteen election, and and Charlottesville. So it's not that I set out to write a a political song per se. It's just I'm just alive in this time, and I'm an artist and absorbing what's around me. And and that's what comes out. In reference to what you said earlier, I guess about deciding how to how to approach bringing in political or historic references into these songs musically. This is this is not the most relevant example. But the way that you've treated politics reminds me a little bit of what Marvin Gaye did on what's going on where the music is is so appealing so inviting an interesting in fund that any of the messaging sort of yours to to discover the deeper that you listen does that something that you are consciously going for. That just happens because I have to. I pursue things. Just for the love of a good melody sometimes and the lyric stream is is is a different thing. But when they come together, I think it makes sense because. Yeah. I don't think much about like underscoring leering idea with you. You know, said music with sat lyrics, or, you know, angry lyrics with angry music. You know, it helps you get beyond preaching to the choir. Really? It's it's you make the music. So like, you said fun and appealing and that when you set it for while you can then absorb the lyrics. If you're in it for the for the pursuit of a good melody, could you pick out a melody that feels like one of your your favorites from the new that we could listen to and then talk a little bit about. I think just the whistle. Melody from Syphis is good example. People think of whistling is. Win cicle casual thing. I wanted to do a melody that was like. Really bad ass like wind in your hair out in the open plains. Like, I kept picturing that scene from easy rider when they're in like, the west, you know, just glorious sounding than actually it's interesting the melody that melody. Was originally the melody for bloodless, but then the the piano part and everything kind of pushed that melody out. And I was like, oh, I got to put the somewhere fit into cicis. And is way. So it's funny. When you're when you first start working on a record that ideas, are are not very loyal to particular songs, they they split off and say, hey, I'm gonna hang out with this for a while. I kind of enjoy that that period of of writing where things are still fluid like that. That's funny. I'm just I'm not getting tired of whistling on records. I just I I don't think I ever will. It's just such a to me. It's just a powerful way to present a melody and very honest to the way, I make music whistle all day long. So you do does your family ever say like Andrew you're whistling again. And you don't even realize that you're doing it. Yeah. On my my seven year old is whistles all day long as well. So drives me crazy. Yeah. What does he whistle? He's actually whistles this yesterday morning woke up whistling of his lost a tooth and yet lost one of his front teeth opened up a different range. So yeah, it's bizarre. Having your own melodies. Get filtered through. Whistled back to your through a toothless toothless child. Okay. Well, let's listen to to the song. Miss stone stole from the precipice, Paul. Did he? Crass? Visit house down. That is this that opens my finest work yet apple by Andrew bird. So we we think we sorted out. Who says efficient, can you tell us a little bit about about who who he is? And why you were interested in telling his story on this album. Yeah. Well, I I stumbled into it. I because I was thinking about precipice like coming to the edge of precipice. That's how the song became began. Because I. I I've just this is something I was thinking about a lot. So I decided to write a song about like thresholds like crossing over this line like. And. Then I just thought cicis Ryan's with precipice, but that got the ball rolling. So he's agreed king that there was punished by Zeus for trying to cheat death and outsmart the gods. And so he gets sentenced to lifetime of pushing a rock up hill, and it's nearly gets to the top rolled back down. And he just has to keep doing it for a turn ity. I don't know that. That's I I have a tendency to. Seek out struggle. Sometimes you know, it in my own life. I have a I'm drawn to it. I I like to do things the hard way and. And so I was kind of drawn to that story. It seems like it's just a task that's solitary with involving just this man who's has this task. But I thought like what about does it involve anyone else? Can when the rock rules is going to damage is going to roll it into the town to set it extends beyond that an individual to like a community, and and not that cicis had much choice in the matter. But. I took it from there. It's funny. How can start? Somewhat arbitrarily than they worked their way towards meaning. Is it a moment ago that you've at tendency for doing things the hard way? And I'm wondering if there's a musical application for that on this on this album is there's something that you did the hard way here that that in retrospect, you're like man that that could have been easier. Definitely make the hard way. And I think it's worth it. But we this whole record was done. Live streaming live in a room with the band to tape sixteen tracks, you know, limit limitations. There's not much you can do in post when you record that way. But the rewards if you get it right are great. It doesn't sound like records being made today. Some of my favorite records are early sixties jazz records that were produced by Rudy van Gilder and those records are all about learning the instruments bleed into the other instruments microphones and using few microphones as possible, and it's just a natural sound of people playing in a room together. But it can to make that sound extrordinary is a trick. But everyone's I like it because everyone's connected. You know, if you want to change the vocal sound you have to change. Trump sound and a lot of people see that as a problem. But I see that is a beautiful thing. Using the room like playing with the sound of a room that you're in. I think so much about your musical mind. And I know that that you've done that before on albums like on echo locations river, like you've you've interacted with the space that you're in in terms of the music that you're making and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with how you learned to play music in the first place that you are a student of this is Yuki method on violent as little kid. Could you tell me a little bit of a about that for for people who don't know what that is just a little bit about that? And how it shapes your musical mind. Yeah. This is a message was kind of. You could call like a prefab oral tradition sort of swept suburbs in the seventies. And eighties and it's bit of a one room schoolhouse approach to teaching with group, there's private lessons group lessons, and then everyone comes together and they're all playing the same repertoire. But once you you're at the limit of your what song you're on? Then you hear that next the kids that are above you in skill. You know, keep playing see we're always hearing and digesting the same songs over and over again, it's a mix of Bach and Mozart and folksongs, and but it's all by year, which is key. I think a lot of people have a problem with that. And they don't like it for that reason. But I think I wouldn't be talking to you today. If I didn't learn your, and I was told. I was told that I had I had had a good tone. When I was little, and I've always been very sensitive to tones in other music to like certain instruments. Make me feel queasy you know, or like what what what what does this sound of an instrument that would make you feel like the like the pedal steel guitar. Really kid my dad like country music and going on vacations and to the smoky mountains and listening to that pedal steel sound I mean, I love it today. But it's still makes me little carsick. And yeah, just just different textures. I have pretty visceral reaction to and. When I was a teenager. I would go into different spaces. If I was playing in a. Auditorium, or or church or something? I I would like to go in there alone. And just play one note that that space wanted to hear and see if I could get. Find the resonant frequency of that space and just play a note for for an hour every show at play. I changed set list if the room doesn't want to hear the song if it's just giving me weird feedback. I just don't do that song play. What when I'm feeling that day. It's all about playing the notes that tell you the most about where you are in that space. This. This is fascinat- like it's fascinating to think about a space in terms of what what notes it wants to hear what music it wants to hear can you pick. Maybe a song from echo locations river that we could talk a little bit about in terms of the space that you what that space wanted to hear from you. Yeah. Actually. There's a tune that. Conceived of the melody for some that's on Montana store, which is on cappella go. So listen to a piece from echo located river. It's came out in two thousand seventeen. I'm just telling what what species are interacting with on this album. The Ellie river is. Hundred scribes river. It's more like a canal that they're trying to return to wetlands, but it's still pretty industrial and under Hyperion bridge, and which is an old bridge from nineteen fifteen the crosses the river. And. Actually, two bridges that are at slightly different angles arches create different ellipse, 'this. And and. It was just a really interesting acoustical space and kind of interesting mix of manmade and natural surroundings and then plane is kind of. Swooping notes. Also, kind of tell you give you interesting feedback. So I came up with this Melis. And that's where the melody for the song archipelago. Came from from that. Improvisation? Oh, she's the song archipelago on on your on your new album. My finest one it was instrumental on this to us, and that's pretty strong melody. And. That came. Well, I wanna play the song archipelago, and it contains one of the themes that I have noticed on this album that wanna talk to you about in just a moment looks on. I. Loudon. Taking too when. This. No excuses. No more. The same though all. Archipelago Andrew bird from my finest work yet. I like how you stretch out the pronunciation of archipelago on on the song to make it musically. I mean in a perfect rule this way, we'd all say it archipelago feels not really Rickel, and it wouldn't work in the song. So I took more gonna talion below exactly. And the the the the poetry of that sound feels fitting to to describe what what we're describing. It's a it's a chain of islands, I guess or seek containing chain violence, like Bahamas or Japan. So tell me about using that idea on this song talk to me about the that metaphor. Well, this is really about again about this the atmosphere of our world right now of that. I see as being kind of this intimacy. This aggressive intimacy between two polar sides, and how much they seem to need each other and feed off each other. And it's it's talking about that that interdependence between enemies like what if you were just to walk away. You has probably the worst thing you can do do your opponent. Was reluctant to death group and his taking its toll. And your enemies would make you whole and the archipelago things more about like, well, we're not we don't all live on a chain of islands. Isolated. The rest of the world. We've got to figure this out. Wait. That that concept of enemies being what make you whole or comes up. Also on on the last song. I think in a different way on on Bellevue bridge club. The VERA you'll be witnessed carnage. You know, there's no you without me. And I think it says a lot about your take on the current moment that we're in and the idea of of this album that is based in the now ticks to explore this really, I guess poetic notion that that there's a symbiotic relationship between enemies, and that they are dependent on each other. Like, why did you want to explore that idea at this moment? Why is that important for us to understand? We have to understand it to be able to fix it. Because it's getting there's always gonna be that. I mean relationships are always going to be get ugly at times and and conflict is is part of being in civilization being human. But the way things are going is is is not healthy. So I you got to recognize what's happening. And that's that was the trick. With this record is how to talk about it that it stays above the news feed. Knows. Because we're all. Increasingly in our own feedback. Loops and and it's just it's not going. It's not going into good direction. So. I think that's my job is to try to show that not to tell people what to think, but to just. Reframe the whole question. I think we're gonna leave it there. And if it's okay with you. I wanna go out on the song Bellevue bridge club, which closes the album in the spirit. I guess of you doing your job as you've put it and asking the questions is that. Okay with you. Yeah. Okay. Andrew bird. It's been such a pleasure to talk to you. Thank you. Thank you. Stint? Make you. Conspiracy. You know? Amazingly spell view bridge clubs the song that closes Andrew bird's album. My finest work yet hope you get the chance hills into the whole record start to finish his so with your ears. Thanks to Andrew for being such a wonderful guest. And thanks to our senior producer Kimberly do nod for editing this session until you're Slinger. And this is the world cafe. See? Support for this podcast and the following message. 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The Cheeto Trough, Henry VIII spies, Royal Jellied Eels, The naughty protein shake.

Keep Calm and Cauliflower Cheese Podcast

37:55 min | 4 months ago

The Cheeto Trough, Henry VIII spies, Royal Jellied Eels, The naughty protein shake.

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Dirty, old man's life in the south of France entails of the companion. We may have a little bit of Scalia like dots where we ruining dissect the most heinous crimes of the gutter press in the week and and write them in terms of missing the bold triple twenty up to Chappie special prize. So some of the quotes of the week we half to mock the truth. You have to know the truth. Free, speech is too important for broadcasters. Zip, allow, to censor offensive. Program says actor. Idris Elba mosques of the new Bra. When you don't wear one everybody knows is Judy Mary Andy Murray's. The threat aimed at oneself is really not the same as an avalanche of death falling all around you. That's living in hiding. After Iran's told him. Amy Threaten my life. Says Salman Rushdie I. feel like a constant feeding machine, those what the Duchess's Cambridge southern life with three young children. This English accent was always sounded I. Say Saito with someone I didn't like. Received, pronunciation was the voice of the Tories and the ruling classes Welsh Act maxxie reese, who was pushed to learn to speak drama school Sirsi will know it's pretty essential for Butler to wear the sparkling White Prestige Glaus that you have this boy lauch a spoonful of oxy clean to get any dirt or horrible unskilled stain out of them so. One the I guess I well problems as opposed in terms of snack foods is the Wonderful Orange Delicious Delight? That is a cheeto. Now. My daughter was staying with me recently. And I said well, we'll sort of snap. Would you like to save him? Darling and she said. I'd like Cheetahs Daddy and so I got. Back Cheetahs and Puerto some into a ball and she says. I don't really want to touch them. I don't WanNa get that. That sit of insipid orange stain on. My thing is that I can never get off these offer the week and I was easing some cheetos and she says Daddy. Your hands are stained for five hours. I said why washed them at the stain is still that. So I, don't waste. Wear my white gloves around oversleep around in the bath so She suggested I so I gave her the ball and I said What are you going to do that? And she actually moved up a sheet Miana. She moved face down and I. Appreciate the Cheetah's like a trough face down, and then I got to say well darling, if we to identify part in this living cheetos. The, they'll thing that you should have a basic neanderthal, so she then evolved into etiquette friend friendly eating cheaters spoon. which I think is absolutely genius though easing the eating the. cheeto trough was one thing. The spoon was absolutely genius, so that orange dirt an Oscar doesn't get all over your fingers. That's why one always has to carry a pair of white gloves in the pocket, white gloves in the pocket at all times to avoid any any snack. The link is on the fingers rather too long. Through praise to the Lord the dirty dancing lake is back in business. Water levels are rising against so fan of the Patrick. swayze film can have the time of their lives. I have the time of. Thanks to good spring rains every fans, eighty seven film, dirty dancing make pilgrimage to the Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia Patrick swayze hoisted Jennifer Gray ever ahead. The Lodge has original cabin where baby pay by grace stays family in the Gazebo where she learns to dance, it started to drain in two, thousand, six and two thousand. A night was completely dry, according to hide Easter. Easter and the manager. It was an awkward moment for the resort named Mountain Lake Lodge. As it was even harder for all the dirty dancing fans, they know very well from the most famous London film that nobody puts baby in the corner now to the delight of the lodge all that who wished to be baby? The lake has abruptly began to refill started coming back. Back this spring says Miss Stone and we've had an unusually wet spring. See you're going to have a lot of people probably on their way over to the lake. retracing this moment now I'd love to a couple COUPLA SUMO's lift each UvA in that lake. That will be pretty fantastic. may be a very strong smaller lady, a robber robber, a ton man would be. Be? would be rather fantastic as well, but in my you know sad case said I am in I think I might have to take my dog George there and left her aloft, but she may need a snotty to to persuade for me to lift her loft over my head in the middle of that lake, but we would be having the time of I la. says. We're of lovely piece about rock field. How Welsh pig farm changed the history of Rock and roll rock failed is down a rocky track between two fields. A few miles from the Welsh town of monmouth looks much like any other ramshackle, pleasantly bucolic family farm cows failed horses in the stable, dry stone wall, bordering and old bond. You'd never guess how many of the world's greatest rock bands of live slept for and made the album's hair Freddie mercury apparently wrote a human rhapsody. It was called Freddie's thing and queen spent a week there where they played frisbee and did the recordings. Cul play. Chris Martin recorded his albums there. The stone roses took thirty months making the second coming. And they wanted to witness the arrival of two cars on the Farm David Bowie potter out with a huge piece of cheese and a can of Heineken according to Jim Carey simple minds. He recorded albums there and no gallagher who made the second oasis album? What the story morning glory at rock filled a two weeks in one, thousand, nine, hundred five, and apparently there was like almost a pick forks at dawn. Some of the some of the band members I imagine late Liam and Noel maybe wrestling, romping around in the in the straw hair with pick folks dawn, trying to decide over the next lyric for one the wall, or whatever it is, but really an interesting documentary out at the moment about rock-filled femme and its history in the in the whole encyclopedic knowledge of Rock and pop music. So I said in the show, recreational cricket and other Recreational Sports Back Baseball's actually back this week as well, which is Robert, fabulous but I saw on twitter beach game of cricket where they wanted to flatten out the sand, and the US went one of them more heavy Walrus, looking teammates, and they rolled him along the sand to perfect the. The beautiful smooth pitch like surface so at least afterwards after this gentleman I think he was probably almost like a keg. At that point, he is the head to sheets to the wind, but at least they didn't see any cracks in the pitch off to be enrolled, and now just boycott can stick his kid and zip a moist track on all. So, we're all on zoom calls at the moment and apparently veins zoom as going crazy for Cama- cosmetic surgery before returning to the office next time you're in the office, do not be surprised if one of your colleagues looks a little bit different. 'cause medic surgery clinics reporting a surgeon people having procedures of the MSA scrutinizing their parents on the video conference APPs such as zoom some opting for tweaks. I- lifts to restore. Move more youthful appearance of choosing mummy makeovers. Involving breast lifts Tummy Tucks and Liposuction Up to twenty thousand. pounds. Jeff Lamb. Jared Lam's hurry because medic plastic surgeon and spokesman for the British Association for Arctic Plastic, surgeons he runs reflect clinics all over London. He said his bookings increased fivefold over the zoom factor. Many are extra keen to get booked while they can work from home and recover without colleagues, and why family knowing that they've got had some work done. There will be a lot of people returning to work in the coming months looking mysteriously fresher perkier and slimmer. Well, you know I, think I probably store a Bagel in between my Chen's at the moment, so I I might get. Get a little bit of Chin Soccer, match the but you know, start collar and Cravat or ask Ole cover a multiple of sense. She can pop them. Ask all up to cover any double Chin and then if you have puffy to ruffled shirt this well I and you can, you can probably You can probably see cover the cover the beer belly as well so my my advice would be get yourself an Ascott gold, Cravat, and puff that up under the Chin I think that works wonders and another thing to to probably dissuade. People, on the on the zoom, com is have a portrait of yourself directly behind on the call so I the pitcher myself, my dunk directly behind, so people can see May and then they seem the portrait of me and George actually I think. Is Eddie behind me, so that's Arava wonderful trick as well. But my go-to on any Zuma. FACETIME call. Is that while bowl? An EMOJI? It release all board for those on the Cole sang a like a big hairy cartoonish while bowl very tuskegee, very, Harry, absolutely delicious for his ankle and knee out ails any. Any any od y'all's jelly deal swifty nails jelly all deals jelly deals deals and the ODEAL. An Annual D. yells anyway so jelly deals, which is absolute British delicacy. So you know long snake like things swim along rivers we actually fish for them and make them into a Jedi like substance so. Jelly Deals Cure Pied Prince William for some reason. It's Herod the dog. avas swear by. Johnny to so capable. The previous night successes, the future king at she tends to Jelly sales after a bender the Duke of Cambridge reveal that he wants tried the east end snack chopped boiled in the spice stock that sets forming a Jelly as a hangover cure. The Prince William made the surprise admission to form a rough sleep Gary Griffiths during a visit on Thursday to the Light Project Peter. For the homeless Griffith REPHR- worked and the restoration of wind, ninety two remarked on the Jukes Trim Physique and he said he needed a Pie Mash to fatten you up a bit and when replied. That the Jelly deals on a hangover after bender, agreeing he might have to shed a few pounds after in around the jobs. The working class dish dates back to the eighteenth century when ill pie and mash houses opened up in east in east London, but it's acquired taste and many disappear as European hills, which once thrived in the river. Thames are engaged in the numbers a down ninety percent. Organized crime sentiment make three billion dollars a year smuggling, fifty million live babies to Asia where their prized hangover cures dismissed by the National Service of the myth, but the prince could try eating a banana before bed, downing some pickle, juice or rubbing size of lemming under his armpit before drinking. You know I I quite liked the idea of the jails. I think what I would do. Is I would go for Jelly. Deal Cucumber Sandwich. Of course the cross have to be cut off and then followed by the Jelly deals I would add a spot of an sport Dick and some casted so jelly sandwich cross cutoff spotted didn't cussed Yummy Yummy Yummy Yummy so love a bit of Banter with with our alsi cousins, of course a lot of them. Arrival light thing. Did we send them over to To Australia on the back of the boat many years ago, a couple of ex cons over that, but now we love a little by the Bantu Lot of sport play between the UK and all the all the land and. One of the most interesting things I was looking at the week as biddable picture of the snowy PA, so living in Colorado snowy passes, said of to a penny, absolutely stunning views and vistas him, but I never knew about Charlotte. Poss- New South Wales so the Charlotte Path Pass. As an elevation of one, thousand, eight, hundred and thirty seven meters, and its location, snow, resort and village in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. The pass is located in the National Park that crosses a Kangaroo Ridge and the positive closest village of Mount couscous. Go now I've probably absolutely messed that up the the pronunciation of that but his in the snowy mountains named after Charlotte Adams who was the first European women to. To clown climb the mountain, and it provides access to some of the Australia's highest Alpine terrain AS Roma's Stafa. Stop off point for a public vehicle access to the mountain and being an Alpine areas subject extreme temperatures. I never knew that was a never knew that there was actually ski destinations and ski runs in. Australia, but no South Wazoo is is the highest point I believe in Australia and I think the northern point as well. but anyway the things that you learn about about our ozzy. Our cousins so I, mean I. Would probably need on the Charlotte Path. Extra firm is required, Kate. The snags warm You could have sort of like an ashes, equivalent or bobsleigh equivalent England against the alsi ice fishing competition. Maybe for sustenance, toasted vegemite sandwiches for all the cold skiers and. What are the other? Areas within. Australia. The Robin detain me when I was a little bit of research about Charlotte Pass. Is the name smygin All's name? All's. Which is another part of? This northern part of Australia this this is very high elevated part and S- Megan. All's is Scottish origin and it means a trampling of hundreds of cattle consumer rock soul that Grazie to place. They're causing depressions that filled with water. These depressions are called S- Megan all's. It reminds me of some of my ex. Girlfriends. Actually the year nineteen thirty nine signaled assault smcgaels as a destination, scarce Megan, all's is widely regarded as one of the best to ski roles in the Australian Snow fell. So I think I made may need to make a a quick trip out the Smith and halls, and then how the sky and they do have great meat pies. They're so you can always have. Halt pile off of the doing the background. You'll. We have some fantastic news. They gentleman naked cowboy. Rules Strip streets of New York the BUSCA. The Naked Cowboy is in Manhattan as started welcome back Tipping Tauruses holiday makers trickle back to the big apple so Torres tentatively return to Times Square. The Naked Cowboy has a novel waving, encouraging them to come close for photograph, he says coronavirus, my ass, and a wiggles around his tone behind his tertiary his Daria. We can't French kiss anymore, he says. It works at treat. GIGGING OUTTA towners leap into the street performance, beefcake arms, and pose for pictures and Lee for tip Robert Burke to use his real name as wearing his usual three piece uniform, tight, white y fronts, cowboy boots and Stetson style hat, and he's now sporting. His face marked as its Chinstrap with his guitar, slung under his Crotch, hiding his breeze, giving him the illusion of nudity. So anyway. Good that the is good that the cowboy is back. Maybe I could become Colorado's naked Butler giving white glove treatment full table, dancing services while serving orders, but I didn't think we could do the flaming at the table. flom Bay too much flammable heroin show. So it seems like in the week Mick Hotwheel, the randy rampant redhead from simply red as come out as the rock is against wokers. Something's obviously got him started. He certainly on a new flame, head, red head, and he used to just want the ladies for their babies, but now stars fallen. At least he's speaking against the fairground, woke brigade, no laughter about midgets or bid ladies. I think in this new age. bidded ladies I mean I was thinking about this in the week. Bid Lady should donate their facial hair to balding men with a limited Bonnet, I think it'd be apps. It was solve a lot of problems so in if they decide to shave off the beard, then then then some of these more unfortunate gentleman who lacking had could have the bid lady's. Bonnet on top of the on top of the building damn. What do you think? So. We have a little bit of medieval Delving into the Dingley Dell. Henry the eighth. taught his daughter how to spy. England secret service was not founded as supposed by Elizabeth I curious. Try to secrets so Francis Walsum. Her father had his own sophisticated network. Half a century historian claims Neil Murphy of November. University said he then co uncovered rings dozens of Spies Working Henry in Scotland in the fifteen twenty s at the same core skills of walls again who would bring down Mary, queen of Scots decades later his research indicates that England's espionage networks with great, the expanded and refined during Henry's conflicts with Scotland and France. For Paper Vaster Research. Dr Murphy. Troll back to fifteen twenty three inland with Bryce for Scottish invasion that threatened to divert their resources for an offensive in France, the academic said he was surprised to discover extensive infiltration, the Scottish court and army of spies informers, operating in cells and passing on coded messages. so women were very prominent amongst England spies Isabel Hopping Ringel. Of Cold Stream, the first person to alert sorry to Albany's arrival in Scotland in September that year. The sixties used her position as a pretext to move. With their retinue, observing Scottish preparations for the for the the actual war. Dr Murthy said the popular understanding Elizabeth third laid the foundations as secret service is incorrect. Most of the ground vickers established by Henry the eighth. These groups of informers was similar to what you see today, the double agents and triple agents and they're opportunists who come with information shadow individuals at the center of the Scottish Court, and the French court. Scalawags Darsur so we take the most heinous headlines. In the week. Mainly in the British press Probably around the world we we. Drill into some of the dodgy headlines across the whole of the world in terms of. Heinous press headlines, so we basically side. There's missing the board triple twenty. Is it going to be pools? Special prize so I think Probably missing the ball this week. We've got another latest citing the Loch ness monster yet A. Size of the. Monster. Getting old so dull so dull indeed. slaps missing the board and I think also missing the board this week is panther on the loose clinging to a park bench turned out to be a stuffed toy. Missing Missing The Missing Arrows board this week. And I think we have probably triple twenty. Swarm of flying ants is so big. It actually shows up on the weather map from space. And then. We got absolutely brilliant. Bubonic, plague. Frivolous faulting of a bullseye here man is fine, four hundred and fifty pounds. Find four hundred and fifty pounds lady's Mantle Paces. Four a provocative fart in front of police officers, four, hundred fifty, the grains. For a provocative fought in front of in front of Police Office, I'm just sort of wondering. You what a what a provocative body the means so VN has been finally five hundred pounds for farting provocatively in front of Police Officers Ostrom police officers of forced to defend the penalty. Often, the rich newspaper revealed the mandate being punished for the. Public Decency on fifth offices argued that the offender was uncooperative and behaving provocatively, which led officers leading up to the incident they wrote on twitter, and they're mannered, been sitting on a park bench before looking up at them, and letting and letting go a massive intestinal wind, apparently with full intent so I'm just thinking about how that would probably how that would probably sound in if we're if we're actually if we're if you delve into this I. See. You've got your your police offices coming over here. Just imagine the like a couple of a couple of bobbies. and and their own their own the way to see that the culprit as sitting on the sitting on the park bench and a all remote. What are you doing there on the park bench. And then he and then, and then he just liked. Let's absolutely. Or Governor. You're going to have to come with us. Anybody got anybody rubber gloves. And we have choppy special prize. Mom Drinks Sperm smoothies to fight off the coronavirus, so I think she's having shake for breakfast shape for lunch, and then a full evening Shag I would say. Tales from looking Panya. Tell to the French countryside, my DOCILELY! Nolte little, impish, cheeky, little uncool. Who resides in the south of France at a trip to Paris, apparently recently with lockdown lifted in seventy five destination Frances. Is, actually one of them and a little people, obviously adding to more secluded areas, but apparently Paris according to him as ideal the golden all the. The train service on the Eurostar. Train, SERVICES ACTUALLY PRACTICING Social, distancing everybody's wearing moss. You're getting leopard-print ones. You're getting the French Nichols on the had apparently according to him this belly, a acuity liuw. Arrived at eleven, thirty slot and quickly through security. and. There was no cues to sing. Leonardo's virgin on the rocks. Hobby Virgin for many years Pinellas portrait of the young Princess Goya's. A copy of no no cues that the museums actually operating a one way system, so you end up walking miles down corridors. And you'd probably hit ten thousand steps within half an hour, and then across the same. The muzy does all say. You don't have the book and there's no wait to actually get in. Mart. The, no way to get into more mart either. So I mean it's. It's A. Wonderful place to go at the moment hobby any crowds. You can sit on the sand and have a little bit of picnic. A lot of the restaurants had practicing social distancing with only fifty capacity. So. You can have your back in the little. DASH BLADDER PUNISH SHOCK LA. Anyway I imagine. Uncle and his trip to Paris almost like when Crop Dundee went to New York. He probably being full tweed rather than the fedora skin jacket. But you know what I think make Dundee's knife. If my uncle did have a have a similar sort of machete knife would be absolutely wondrous. And fantabulous when the Sokoto Replayed Arise Coscia cooter board, just imagine having that knife to carve up all that meat and cheese. In I think I'M GONNA get myself one of those. So always love logo poetry to end the and the podcast keep coming, cauliflower cheese episode number sixteen. So I. Had A faure into some some Colorado pudgy visit, absolutely as the mountain vistas Hera incredible so I came across his lovely auto. poem by Henschel I am Eagle. I welcome the rising sun from the comfort of my airy, surveying, my demane, the mountain streams and third and prairie I pre- my feathers and flex my wings for another day of Flight Song over God's Vaas Craciun, cherishing everything in sight to behold the ever changing panorama unfolding Neef, my wings, immortals can only dream that magnificence of such things shimmering lakes, from which latter for lunch snag trout below Hud's a bison and groups of day with forms gambling about. Heard from Dulcet hymns of water, rushing US stones, and meandering streams, distant, snowcapped mountains, glistening in the sun's radiant beams. I settle a top Colorado spruce to rest. Amuse upon my situation, I'm so honored to be selected as Z. emblem of this great nation with the people of this land. I shed Vegas fossilized vision even with its flaws. Democracy will be sustained. This is what I envision. I take time to gaze at the grandeur of the sun setting in the West never glorious mural by the. Status so beautifully expressed. I Sore and Back to my airy top, the mountain tower, and fold my wings, and dream is soaring the great heights one more out realism, ignificant, momentous permanent. Makes me think the of the. Of the of the trout that Sir swimming in a could be Colorado. Lake already. And the eagles circling around almost hypnotic, circling around the the lake and sees the trout. Floundering swimming, no knowing it's fate below. The trout swimming, watching the Eagle as it circles the head almost hypnotic. As swoops and dies down into the lake. The trout jumps out of the water. To make life easier for the Eagle, and this hoisted aloft into the skies into the sky is. Obviously the end of the the trout's life, but the trout wanted to experience something bigness, magnificent, a wondrous separate from its mundane life, going round the the lake all the rather, and for that moment it costs, and really sense God's presence and I think it's like a quite a quite a good little thought to end the podcast. So what we have! Obviously after the end I think with with a with a little British ditty, little British poem, few and Always always love always love the summer poems here memories of some. Province Brown. Awaken at the dawn of chorus of birds, warm sunlight on my pillow. Cumulus clouds surreal. Guy Fields of golden wheat below the buzzing of Honeybee as it passes by unseen, the distant sound of a cricket game, being played on a village, Green, a graceful flight of swallow, soaring high above the trees, the fragrant scent of Lavender, carried by some breeze, a picnic with my loved one eating strawberries in the sun, the peaceful sound of a blackbird singing when the day is done all these fond memories. Asama seemed to help me in a way when the weather's cold outside on a frosty winters day. Really appreciate you hospitals and hospices listening to the podcast so weak and all your feedback. Keep Cheese at key on twitter and. Your I'll be back again. In this little portal of Windy and wonder and nostalgia next week. thanks for listening into the podcast on the week where the pros the quotes of the week I think is. England cricketer becomes I to break role in the no saliva on the Bulls. Jerry.

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