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#77, Part 2: The Rise & Fall of Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes

#77, Part 2: The Rise & Fall of Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes

September 30, 2021

This is the second part of a two-part episode. This is an active court case.

Theranos was supposed to revolutionize and democratize healthcare. Elizabeth Holmes was supposed to be the next Steve Jobs. Investors were supposed to rake in millions of dollars. However, things don’t always work out the way they should, especially when that genius inventor is a fraud and that revolutionary company is a scam. Join us this week as we lay the groundwork for understanding Theranos, its young founder Elizabeth Holmes, and her flashy ex-business partner/ex-COO/ex-president/ex-boyfriend Sunny Balwani. This comes at a very relevant time--Elizabeth’s trial began on August 31, 2021. She could face up to 20 years in prison for the fraud.

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#76, Part 1: The Rise & Fall of Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes

#76, Part 1: The Rise & Fall of Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes

September 19, 2021

Theranos was supposed to revolutionize and democratize healthcare. Elizabeth Holmes was supposed to be the next Steve Jobs. Investors were supposed to rake in millions of dollars. However, things don’t always work out the way they should, especially when that genius inventor is a fraud and that revolutionary company is a scam. Join us this week as we lay the groundwork for understanding Theranos, its young founder Elizabeth Holmes, and her flashy ex-business partner/ex-COO/ex-president/ex-boyfriend Sunny Balwani. This comes at a very relevant time--Elizabeth’s trial began on August 31, 2021. She could face up to 20 years in prison for the fraud.

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#75: The Hi-Fi Murders

#75: The Hi-Fi Murders

September 6, 2021

Ogden, Utah: 1974. No one could believe this crime could actually happen in this place. Join Kevin and Amy as they talk about the torture/killings of the Hi-Fi Shop.

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#74: Nathaniel-Bar-Jonah

#74: Nathaniel-Bar-Jonah

August 22, 2021

Are some people just born bad? We’d like to think not, but serial pedophile and suspected cannibalistic killer Nathaniel Bar-Jonah seems to be just that--born bad. From very early on, he exhibited violent, disturbing, sexually-sadistic tendencies. Additionally, he lived in a time and place where he could virtually fly under the radar--free to rape and prey on children. Enabled by both his family and inept law enforcement, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was the 375-pound boogie man that we all need to fear. Join us this week as we discuss this pile of garbage.

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#73: The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius

#73: The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius

August 5, 2021

Reeva Steenkamp was a promising young star and social justice advocate on the rise in South Africa. She had been dating Olympian Oscar Pistorius for three, difficult months before her horrifying murder that took place at Oscar’s home in Pretoria. There is no doubt that Oscar is the one who pulled the trigger--but was it an accident or homicide? Join us as we discuss this mind-boggling case this week. 

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#72 Kip Kinkel, Part 2

#72 Kip Kinkel, Part 2

July 16, 2021

This is the second half of our 2-parter on Kip Kinkel. We recommend that you go back to episode #71 and listen to that before starting this one.

Before Columbine and Sandy Hook, there was Kip Kinkel--the moody, dark, gun-obsessed, trench-coat-wearing poster child for school shootings. That image of Kip has remained frozen in time: the dangerous child people point to as the reason some kids need to be locked up for life. Last episode, we discussed Kip’s childhood, his family, and the first part of his killing spree.

In Part 2, we discuss the rest of his spree and the aftermath of those few murderous days. We heavily borrow from Jennifer Schulberg’s amazing Huffington Post article: “Kip Kinkel Is Ready To Speak” for this episode. 

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#71: Kip Kinkel, Part 1

#71: Kip Kinkel, Part 1

July 4, 2021

Before Columbine and Sandy Hook, there was Kip Kinkel--the moody, dark, gun-obsessed, trench-coat-wearing poster child for school shootings. That image of Kip has remained frozen in time: the dangerous child people point to as the reason some kids need to be locked up for life. Join us this week as we discuss Kip’s childhood, his family, and the first part of his killing spree.

In Part 2, we will discuss the rest of his spree and the aftermath of those few murderous days. 

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#70: Murder or Horrible Accident? Justin Ross Harris & Cooper Harris

#70: Murder or Horrible Accident? Justin Ross Harris & Cooper Harris

June 18, 2021

This Father’s Day, we will be talking about a father that will be receiving  no awards from us. Justin Ross Harris was a seemingly good father to his 22-month old son Cooper until June 18, 2014. Was Cooper’s death a terrible murder or a horrible accident? Though the jury decided one way, there is still some skepticism around that decision that we discuss this episode. Join Kevin, Amy, and special guest Carl, Amy’s dad this week. There are also some cameos in this episode of Abigail, our 11-week old kid. Sorry for that!

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#69: The Disappearance of Chantelle & Leela McDougall, Tony Popic, & Gary Felton

#69: The Disappearance of Chantelle & Leela McDougall, Tony Popic, & Gary Felton

June 4, 2021

Thanks to our Aussie listener, Katrina, for requesting this case. 

In western Australia during July of 2007, Chantelle McDougall and her daughter Leela went missing along with her cult leader boyfriend, Simon Kadwell/Gary Felton and their longtime friend, Tony Popic. They told numerous people that they were going to Brazil, but there is no record of them ever making it there. They simply vanished. We recount the bizarre details of this cult-y group and what happened before they disappeared to make sense of a mind-boggling case.

If you have any information or a tip to share about anyone in this group, please contact Crime Stoppers Australia by calling 1800 333 000 if you are in Australia or going to this website: https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/

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#68: The Mysterious Death of Arturo “Thunder” Gatti

#68: The Mysterious Death of Arturo “Thunder” Gatti

May 21, 2021

Arturo “Thunder” Gatti was a world-champion boxer, competing from 1991 to 2007. In the ring, he was a dedicated fighter, but in his personal life, he was a decadent playboy. That is, until he met Amanda Rodrigues, a total knock-out who he married soon after his retirement from the boxing world. Their relationship took a few punches, but on one fateful night in July of 2009, it was all over--TKO. Join us as we discuss Gatti’s mysterious death in a Brazilian paradise.

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