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Not Another True Crime Podcast
47 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
The Mast Bros Chocolate Scandal Ft. Dan Perlman
This week, Sara and Danny are joined by comedian and writer Dan Perlman to break down the chocolate company whose scandal shook the world of bougie confectionary: Mast Chocolate. They talk all about the company used fancy sounding buzzwords like bean-to-bar to fool everyone into thinking that their chocolate was the next big thing, all the while using commercially available chocolate and selling it at a way too high price. Be sure to follow @danperlman and watch Season 2 of his show Flatbush Misdemeanors out now!
81 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
The Hipster Grifter & LIVE Show Games!
Sara and Danny are back to cover a deep cut from 2009, The Hipster Grifter. They talk all about Kari Ferrell’s fraud-fueled journey from Salt Lake City all the way to the hipster capital of the world, Brooklyn. The cover all the scams she did along the way and how on earth she was able to get a job at Vice with just a few simple lies. After that, we’re bringing you all the games from our live show at Union Hall, where Sara and Danny go head to head (with the help of some audience members) to see who will come out on top. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to be sure not to miss our next live show!
45 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
The Psychic Ponzi Scheme
Sara and Danny are back to talk about a scam in the 90's that affected over a million people in the US and abroad: the Maria Duval psychic mail scam. They go through all the details of how the scam came to be and how it functioned, and just how it managed to generate over $200 million in revenue by targeting the sick and the elderly. They also get into how the scam was brought down by the US government, and what happened to the fraudsters who perpetrated the scheme. To end the episode, they put their psychic powers of prediction to the test, answering a series of questions about how the rest of the year will unfold! RESOURCES: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/07/investigates/maria-duval-psychic-scam-invs/index.html https://nypost.com/2018/08/25/how-a-psychic-bilked-250m-with-a-simple-mail-scam/ https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nyedce/2:2014cv06791/363225/51/ https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/news/psychic-maria-duval-chapter-four/index.html https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/30/news/psychic-maria-duval-chapter-five/index.html https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/news/maria-duval-psychics/index.html https://ecf.nyed.uscourts.gov/doc1/123111878951
59 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Danny and Sara are back to cover the murder of Betty Gore at the hands of Candy Montgomery. They get into all the particulars of the case, and how a quiet neighborhood in Texas was the site of the gruesome murder. They also talk all about the events leading up to the murder, including the affair between Candy and Allan Gore that ultimately led to Betty's murder. They also discuss the bizarrely short trial that followed it, and the Hulu adaptation that just came out. To end the show, they play "I Want Candy!," where they try to name famous candy bars just from their slogans. RESOURCES: https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/love-and-death-in-silicon-prairie-part-i-candy-montgomerys-affair/ https://www.myimperfectlife.com/features/where-is-candy-montgomery-today https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/candy-montgomery-hulu-true-story-jessica-biel-b2082120.html
56 minutes | May 30, 2022
7M & The Alleged Tiktok Dance Cult
Sara and Danny are back to talk about a company that's been in the headlines for the wrong reasons: 7M Films, which some allege is a cult. They break down the history of 7M, its church ties, as well as the latest accusations and previous legal troubles. To end the episode, they play a game of "On Pointe!" where they put their knowledge of a very different type of dancing (ballet) to the test. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to find tickets to our upcoming live show on June 5th! RESOURCES: https://www.thecut.com/2022/05/wilking-sisters-7m-allegations.html https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-cult-claims-surrounding-miranda-derrick-and-her-tiktok-dance-crew-7m-films
44 minutes | May 23, 2022
The Way Down Pt. 2
Sara and Danny kick off the episode with some updates on the Brittanee Drexel disappearance, now that we’ve finally gotten some answers. After that, they dive into The Way Down part 2, and talk all about the second installment of the bizarre cult that mixed diet and religion. The get into the new information that was brought to us on the doc, and They also talk about if this second part was even necessary, and why these well known stories get a seemingly endless amount of attention while some other lesser known stories are barely covered. RESOURCES: https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-beauty-queen-tara-grinstead-murder-trial https://people.com/crime/georgia-teacher-and-former-beauty-queen-was-killed-17-years-ago-former-student-at-school-is-on-trial/
45 minutes | May 16, 2022
Internet Sleuthing With Deanna Thompson AKA Baudi Moovan
Sara and Danny are joined by the one and only Deanna Thompson AKA Baudi Moovan who we all know and love from Don't F**k With Cats! They start off talking about her involvement in the Luka Magnotta case and how the process of filming the documentary unfolded. She also shares what the documentary got absolutely right, and a few things that it didn’t quite nail. Then, they get into the work that she does online and how she goes about it, and why some internet sleuths end up doing more damage than good if they’re not careful and thoughtful about what they’re doing. Be sure to follow Deanna @realbaudimoovan to stay up to date with her projects!
48 minutes | May 9, 2022
The Tara Grinstead Murder Trial Begins Ft. Payne Lindsey
This week, Sara and Danny are back with Payne Lindsey, who's back to share with us the updates on the case he helped bring to light years ago at this point: the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. They go over a quick overview of the case and then talk all about how the trail is shaping on and the give their thoughts on how it'll all unfold. After that, they get into some other pop culture topics and trials that are going on right now and Payne share's his thoughts on them with us. Be sure to follow @paynelindsey to stay up to date with everything he's doing!
55 minutes | May 2, 2022
The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch
Sara and Danny are back to hit us all with a hefty dose of 90's nostalgia as they discuss Netflix's latest documentary on Abercrombie & Fitch. They go over all the problematic aspects of the clothing store as it was run during its meteoric rise, and the racist and self-proclaimed exclusionary policies that they practiced for years before their declined. To end the show, they play a game called 'Musical Directions,' during which they put their musical knowledge to the test as they try to complete the lyrics of some iconic songs.
56 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Murders at Starved Rock
Sara and Danny are back to cover a case from the 60's that remains an open question to this day: the murders at Starved Rock for which Chester Weger spent almost 60 years in prison despite always maintaining his innocence. They go over everything we know about the case and the trial that followed it which garnered national attention. They also get into the events that led to his recent release under parole in 2020 and they the recent HBO documentary on the case. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to stay up to date with the case and to get your tickets for our upcoming live show!
51 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
The Crypto King
Sara and Danny are back this week to discuss the bizarre story of Gerald Cotten that still has people searching for answers to this day. They kick things off with his early life and the founding of his crypto exchange Quadriga that quickly became the biggest cryptocurrency marketplace in Canada. Then, they get into his sudden death in India, and the circumstances that led to being millions of dollars worth of crypto to just vanish. They also discuss their theories of what actually happened, and whether Cotten is really dead or somehow managed to pull off the biggest scam in crypto history.
44 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
CONversations With The Scam Goddess Ft. Laci Mosley
Danny and Sara are joined by the Scam Goddess herself, Laci Mosley (fangirl much?), to talk all about the latest true crime docs and celebrity cons. They start with the new Crypto King Netflix movie, revisit Bad Vegan, and talk about the semi-celeb credit card no one asked for. Then Laci shares some of her favorite con artist stories of all time, before closing things out with a convo about her role in the new iCarly reboot.
48 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Crime News Round-Up: Manson Murders, Ronnie Leon Hyde’s Trial, & True Crime Obsessed Philanthropists
For this episode, Sara and Danny are back with a veritable Smorgasbord of true crime news that have been on our radar's lately. They start off with an update on Leslie Van Houten’s parole review and what California governor Gavin Newsome ruled on the matter. Then, they go over Ronnie Leon Hyde's Trial, a former youth pastor who is pleading guilty to charges of murder & dismemberment. The round it all off discussing a recent NYT article about how a select group of True Crime obsessed are aiding police forces in solving cold cases by donating considerable amounts of money to carry out DNA testing. Be sure to follow us @notanothertruecrime to stay up to date with true crime news!
68 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Sara and Danny are back (in studio!) to talk all about the latest Netflix Documentary taking the world of true crime by storm, 'Bad Vegan.' They give a little backround of the story and dive right in with the bizarre story of Sarma Melngailis and Anthony Strangis (aka Mr. Fox), which at times seems stranger than fiction. They also talk all about the documentary itself and give their thoughts on it overall. Let us know what you thought of it @notanothertruecrime!
54 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
The Murder of Betsy Faria
Sara and Danny are back to cover a case chuck-full of twists and turns: the murder of Betsy Faria. They start off with some background about Betsy and her life before diving into the details of the murder. They discuss the night of the murder and her husband's account of it, and how the investigation might've been too quick to zero in on him. They also get into the trial of her husband, and the retrial that followed it years later. To round it all off, they discuss the bizarre looking show based on the story called "There's Something About Pam," and play a game testing their knowledge on iconic neighbors in popular media. RESOURCES: https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/who-was-betsy-faria-from-the-thing-about-pam https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/pam-hupp-charged-first-degree-murder-2011-stabbing-death-betsy-n1273772 https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/husband-of-lincoln-county-woman-found-dead-in-home-is/article_b6c38638-3720-11e1-8c21-001a4bcf6878.html https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/husband-of-lincoln-county-woman-found-dead-in-home-is/article_b6c38638-3720-11e1-8c21-001a4bcf6878.html#tncms-source=login https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/note-incriminates-defendant-in-lincoln-county-murder-trial-but-did/article_2c52c55f-e4cc-5a42-a8fb-1a9e2a0f12b3.html https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/pamela-hupp-charged-with-murder-in-alleged-frame-up-tied/article_916845ac-de2f-5d1e-ae5d-2b11a25b7287.html https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/timeline-from-the-betsy-faria-murder-to-the-shooting-death-of-louis-gumpenberger/html_19adbe2c-2b05-53f4-9fa1-234f045a2d19.html https://fox2now.com/news/fox-files/betsy-farias-daughter-says-dont-forget-victims-when-watching-pam-hupp-tv-series/
50 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
The Alleged Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini
Sara and Danny are back to cover a case with a bizarre recent twist: the kidnapping of Sherri Papini. In 2016, she was "abducted," only to mysteriously reappear a few weeks later. After her story didn't quite add up, an investigation was launched that slowly started piecing together what actually happened to Sherri, and what they uncovered was pretty unbelievable. Recent updates have shed some light on Sherri's tall tales, and we break down everything we know so far. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to stay up to date with all the ongoing updates! RESOURCES: https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/FBI-says-Sherri-Papini-made-up-kidnapping-16980963.php https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/08/us/sherri-papini-detention-hearing/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/07/us/sherri-papini-affidavit-ex-boyfriend/index.html https://www.justice.gov/usao-edca/press-release/file/1479901/download
65 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
The Murder Of Joy Risker Ft. Faith Jenkins
Sara and Danny are back to talk about the tragic murder of Joy Risker in San Diego in 2003, which they learned all about from Killer Relationship with Faith Jenkins. They get into the particulars of the case, and how her strange disappearance was investigated and ultimately solved. After that, we are joined by Faith Jenkins herself for a special interview! She shares her insights on the case and what led her to covering it on the show. They also talk about She even shares some red flags that are commonly ignored in relationships and why they can be Be sure to check out Killer Relationship on Oxygen! RESOURCES: https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna16553112 https://www.oxygen.com/killer-relationship-with-faith-jenkins/crime-news/sean-goff-polygamist-preachers-kills-wife-joy https://www.oxygen.com/killer-relationship-with-faith-jenkins/crime-news/joy-risker-case-what-to-know-before-killer http://www.sddt.com/News/article.cfm?SourceCode=20060915ci#.Yh5R6hPMKWC https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/wbna16546748
55 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
The Murder of Paige Birgfeld Ft. CC Suarez
This week, Sara and Danny are joined by anti-MLM boss/commentary youtuber CC Suarez to cover the murder of Paige Birgfeld. CC starts off by sharing some of her background and her work and then we dig right into the case. They run through the circumstances behind Paige's disappearance in Colorado and how the investigation was conducted from the outset. They also cover the revelation that Paige was leading a double life before her disappearance, and how that impacted the subsequent efforts. The round it off covering the tracking down of the culprit and how the courts handled the case Be sure to follow CC at @iamccsuarez and check out her amazing Youtube page CC Suarez! RESOURCES: CC's Vid on the case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gZRN8cYck https://abcnews.go.com/US/trials-killer-colorado-mom-secret-life-appeals-conviction/story?id=77812059 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-the-secret-life-of-paige-birgfe
51 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
The Disappearance of Brittanee Drexel
Sara and Danny are back to talk all about the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel, a 17-year old who went missing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They start off with the story of how she snuck out on a spring break trip against her mother's wishes (listen to your mothers kids) and how it all unfolded until her disappearance. They also cover a list of possible suspects, and why every investigation so far has come up blank. To end the show, the play "Answer Me Later, Gator!", a convoluted version of a trivia quiz about South Carolina's scariest predators: alligators.
31 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Inventing Anna, Susan Cox Powell’s Remains, and Prince Andrew’s Settlement
Sara and Danny bring us a special bonus episode with a few stories hitting the headlines this week! They start off with a few thoughts on Netflix's Inventing Anna before diving into the headlines. First, they discuss the potential discovery of Susan Cox Powell's remains over a decade after her disappearance in Utah. They also talk about Prince Andrew's recent settlement in a sexual assault case levied against him. Make sure to follow @notanothertruecrime for ongoing updates, and going the Facebook group where we talk all about them!
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