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  • Happy Father's Day and Update on LaDonna Humphrey Episode

    19 JUN. 2024 · Hoping all of the fathers out there had a happy Father's day. I also give you an update and answer questions on the LaDonna Humphrey Episode.  Statement from LaDonna on her Website Which includes a copy of the police report as well as the blindside text she was sent by Javier. I want you to keep in mind that when he posted parts of this foer his listeners, he DID NOT include the police report that exonerated her over her phone or the text where he lied about which show she would be talking about.  https://www.ladonnahumphrey.com/lets-not-pretend Here is the full statemet LaDonna Made on Julie Murray and what happened with the Murray family.  Statement from LaDonna Humphrey Regarding Julie Murray's Allegations For years now, because the Murray family has suffered greatly at the loss of their beloved daughter and sister, Maura Murray, I have tried to be respectful and not cast any negativity in their direction. In fact, to use Julie Murray's own words, I have tried to "engage with empathy." That is why I find it so sad and shocking that Julie has decided to come forward to make allegations against me. These are the facts: Let's Bring Them Home, a nonprofit agency that served the families of missing adults, did, in fact, launch a reward for information in the disappearance of Maura Murray. While I communicated with both Fred Murray and Helena Murray, I was not the sole decision maker in launching the reward. We had an entire Board of Directors that made that decision. Once we were asked (as an agency) to handle tips/information in a manner that made us uncomfortable, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to pull the reward. Nothing can change that fact.Any information I provided to James Renner on this indisputable fact was scanned in from a hard file and redacted to the best of my ability. The content of the message was not changed. The agency is long since defunct and none of the original board members or volunteers have access to the email account. It was deleted many, many years ago.  All we have left is the information we provided to James Renner.When this situation came to light again several years ago, I regretted not standing up taller next to James Renner as he battled the Murray family and their harsh allegations against him. I have apologized to James, and I share this message with you now because, despite what Julie Murray wants to believe, it is the truth. I believe Fred Murray was overwhelmed with grief, anger, and a plethora of emotions because his daughter was missing. He's human, like we all are, and I believe he said things and made decisions he might not otherwise have done. But the fact remains that our agency, Let's Bring Them Home, issued a reward that we later retracted.If the world, based on Javier Leiva's slanted attempt at "journalism," chooses not to believe me, so be it. I have asked others from the former agency to reach out to James Renner to confirm the truth of what I am saying. As for Julie Murray, I wish her only the best and I hope to see her once again "engage with empathy." DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created by Diana of Other Worldly Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 29m 45s
  • Ep 33 3 Decades Cold Maria Jefferson and Chris McMullin

    8 JUN. 2024 · In this episode, I talk to author and detective Chris McMullen and author Maria Viola Jefferson about their book 'Three Decades Cold.' The book tells the story of Chris's career as a detective and his work on cold cases. The conversation covers topics such as the process of writing the book, the challenges of being a left-handed person, the reality of police work compared to TV shows, and the emotional impact of solving cold cases.  The book focuses on four specific cases, including the story of Lisa Todd, a Jane Doe who was finally identified after 19 years. The conversation explores the impact of cold cases on the detective and writer, as well as the importance of perseverance and dedication in solving these cases. It also touches on the Christopher Dorner case and the issue of the 'blue line' in law enforcement. The book, 'Three Decades Cold,' aims to inspire readers and shed light on the reality of unsolved missing persons cases.  Get your copy of 3 Decades Cold on https://www.amazon.com/3-Decades-Cold-C-McMullin-ebook/dp/B0D552KLXL/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VHMQGLBBSQ52&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.1tL-6FLb3YncbHGEEojrEkJOf4mwwl1y0CxFBhKzy3I8GdS_6UpWng3jrvfRc7uamgGuqX8qnwGhDpqlcfIAGysHZ7ozVA8d_MF5984Xrz2aPe8mtBPh-7w0KOjrCZIKgpnN9QqjW7q8Cz4b4plJBrIlaokGLY-m_13DmWYs9U3hn-NLPkBGZCXIVZBJpuqYOopFFMbl0llu5x5mpLrCU06jt8Fgfl7Lh--YPIXUIGt3ZRsV_hxNzkQZCgMiQo5ymwLYjrxRREOXYj-V5ory7yIzxxaNBqZbxHFMrV-JW4Y.1l-s0jiWOOvPK1ZwtgA0o7owV_q8NqH8HHAoawmtBLU&dib_tag=se&keywords=3+decades+cold&qid=1717833849&sprefix=3+decades+cold%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-1 On https://geniusbookpublishing.com/products/3-decades-cold Time Line 00:00 Introduction and Book Release 03:06 Introducing the Guests: Chris McMullen and Maria Viola Jefferson 06:25 The Writing Process: Collaboration and Challenges 10:07 Left-Handed Challenges and Representation 12:31 The Reality of Police Work vs. TV Shows 25:25 Using Modern Technology to Solve Cold Cases 26:53 The Personal and Professional Impact of Cold Cases 28:22 The Influence of Past Experiences on Parenting 29:44 Giving Back Names and Closure to Victims' Families 33:23 Transitioning to an Administrative Position in Law Enforcement 37:13 The Christopher Dorner Case and the 'Blue Line' in Law Enforcement 43:29 The Power of Perseverance in Solving Cold Cases 44:26 Inspiring Readers and Shedding Light on Unsolved Missing Persons Cases Get your Tickets for True Crime Fest https://www.truecrimefestnwa.com/event-details-registration/true-crime-fest-2024 DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created by Diana of Other Worldly Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 50m 24s
  • EP 32 Unraveling Deceit: Lies, Greed & Jealousy The Truth about LaDonna Humphrey

    2 JUN. 2024 · Summary I delve into a personal story involving deceit, lies, and extortion, shedding light on a complex web of relationships and events. It covers the impact of a legal case, the involvement of individuals in the death fetish community, and the manipulation of podcast content. The narrative unfolds with a focus on transparency, integrity, and the pursuit of truth amidst conflicting accounts and personal agendas. The conversation covers a range of topics related to the Strangled book controversy, including allegations of non-payment of royalties, defamation, and the involvement of various individuals. It also delves into the actions of a podcast host and the impact on the reputation of the individuals involved. The conversation provides detailed insights into the ongoing dispute and the attempts to discredit and Humiliate LaDonna Humphrey. Click https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/deepdarksecretsepisodes/episode/202ad36d/will-the-real-fetish-master-please-stand-up for the Deep Darkl Secrets episode on this topic Will the real fetish master please stand up. Time Line 00:00 Unveiling Personal Struggles and Challenges 05:40 The Impact of Deceit and Manipulation 10:03 Legal Battles and Pursuit of Justice 29:09 Transparency and Integrity in Relationships 37:42 The Strangle Book Controversy: Allegations and Withdrawal 53:32 Ethical Considerations in True Crime Journalism Get your Tickets for True Crime Fest https://www.truecrimefestnwa.com/event-details-registration/true-crime-fest-2024 DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created by Diana of Other Worldly Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 1h 14m 20s
  • Ep 31 Among the Bros: Shadows of Fraternity Life: Max Marshall

    28 ABR. 2024 · The text discusses the critical issues surrounding suicide, drug abuse, and hazing within fraternity cultures, particularly highlighted in Max Marshall’s book “Among the Bros: A Fraternity Crime Story.” This work exposes the dangerous activities and illegal operations tied to Greek life at the College of Charleston, including Xanax abuse, student deaths, and a nationwide trafficking network. Marshall, leveraging his experiences as a former fraternity member, reveals the deep-rooted power and influence of fraternities, underscored by their historical connections to wealth and their significant role in creating influential networks. The narrative also tackles the problems of racism, unequal treatment, and the fallout from a college drug ring’s exposure through a murder investigation, which unveiled a much larger operation and led to extensive law enforcement involvement.Marshall’s research, grounded in police files, court documents, and comprehensive interviews, sheds light on the severe and often hidden hazing practices within these organizations, such as waterboarding and forced consumption of harmful substances, pointing out the difficulties in regulating such behaviors due to alumni support and the bonding it creates among members. The text also critiques the culture of impunity that prevails within elite circles, where money and influence often protect individuals from facing repercussions for their actions. By recounting the story of an individual deeply involved in drug smuggling and fraternity life, the author warns of the perilous consequences of drug use and hazing rituals. “Among the Bros” is presented as an insightful examination of American power dynamics, urging a broader conversation on the prevalent drug culture, anxiety, and blackout behavior in the context of fraternity life and beyond. https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/blog/MaxMarshall/ For the blog post for this episode. Time Line 00:00 Introduction: You Are Seen and Worthy The podcast sets the tone with messages of worthiness and the importance of addressing suicide statistics. 00:16 Fraternities: Secrets and Exposés Exploring the hidden world of fraternities, the secrets they hold, and the consequences of exposing them. 01:03 Introduction to True Crime, Authors, and Extraordinary People An overview of the podcast, its purpose, and the extraordinary stories it aims to share. 03:09 Author Introduction: Max Marshall An introduction to the author, Max Marshall, his background, and the inspiration behind his book. 06:05 Exploring Fraternity Culture and Drug Trafficking Insights into the author’s investigation into drug trafficking within fraternities and the shocking discoveries made. 13:05 Racism and Exclusivity in Fraternities Discussion on the historical context of racism in fraternities and the challenges of diversity within these organizations. 19:43 Drug Trafficking and Consequences Detailing the extent of drug trafficking within fraternities and the lack of consequences faced by those involved. 26:31 Culture of Impunity and Influence Exploring the culture of impunity, influence, and power dynamics that shield individuals from facing repercussions. 33:05 Personal Reflections and Impact Insights into the author’s personal experiences, reflections on fraternity life, and the impact of his book. 36:10 Book Promotion and Takeaways Encouraging readers to explore the book, highlighting its unique storytelling and the key messages it conveys. Get your copy of Among the bros. https://www.amazon.com/Among-Bros-Fraternity-Crime-Story-ebook/dp/B0BPSZTS2G/ref=sr_1_1?crid=R6HA33GOOS5V&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ePPJ7ykCD6v5SvSSoXLOFYYETpdVlf1wBeGkfXTwmam26IJ00LeEPgZgXAUyFto7r0XSysXmMgtMfipX4c8u5aVnrakOTHu0_PDHvDWjoAMGl4MuqG_tlJ-i9y5zs8idHH29lLG7AMoowgN2naCEgjCxvqfZQ7cB8g-9RM1u21gW_8WToR9yUo97IBB5lKPERm9C-LRbsMnsqnN-Ry8Rl9wxug8KzsQe3aWg_wVrJXc.j3PqVmkjcICow_zv69TmJwu3fGvJjCx6zUanjJChI9Q&dib_tag=se&keywords=among+the+bros&qid=1714458227&s=books&sprefix=among+the+bros%2Cstripbooks%2C141&sr=1-1
    Escuchado 39m 39s
  • EP 30 America's Notorious Trial: The O.J. Simpson Trial

    21 ABR. 2024 · If you would like to support the show, Buy Me A Coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/truecrimeauthor Unlock the secrets of the O.J. Simpson trial as we guide you through the riveting narratives and the cultural shockwaves it sent across America. The case that became a cornerstone of true crime discussion is dissected with a blend of my original podcast recording from 2018 and fresh insights that have percolated over the years. Together, we'll navigate the labyrinth of events from the chilling double homicide, through the trial's aftermath, to the wrongful death lawsuit that brought a different kind of closure to the Goldman family. Feel the tension as we scrutinize the confounding details of Simpson's hypothetical confession and the racial divide that cleaved public opinion. The "If I Did It" narrative, with its eerie hypotheticals, and the so-called 'lost confession tapes,' lay bare a story that haunts the American legal landscape. We'll also examine Johnny Cochran's legendary defense and the prosecution's admitted missteps, peeling back the layers of a case that remains as perplexing as it does engrossing. As we look at the legacy of the trial, the Goldman family's relentless quest for justice takes center stage, alongside the unforeseen twists in Simpson's later life. From the contentious publication of Simpson's book to his robbery conviction and parole, this episode scrutinizes the long shadows cast by the 'trial of the century.' Next week, get ready for a powerful conversation with Max Marshall, author of "Among the Bros," where we'll take a piercing look at the complexities of fraternity culture. Time Line (00:00) The OJ Simpson Case (12:28) Analyzing the OJ Simpson Case (20:31) OJ Simpson Trial Analysis (31:50) Controversy Surrounding OJ Simpson Case (39:13) Analysis of OJ Simpson Trial (49:29) OJ Simpson Trial Fallout and Legacy (53:18) The Aftermath of the OJ Trial Get your Tickets for True Crime Fest https://www.truecrimefestnwa.com/event-details-registration/true-crime-fest-2024 DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION https://www.change.org/p/enforce-federal-obscenity-laws-in-the-united-states?recruiter=1286778319&recruited_by_id=a5f40ee0-6a95-11ed-8607-194ca90c9229&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35053550_en-US%3A7 Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created byArslan (Moazzam) From Fiverr Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 1h 2m 41s
  • EP 29 From Legal Struggles to Holistic Recovery Dee Hurley

    12 ABR. 2024 · Six grueling years within the confines of a family court battle left me, David McClam, emotionally scarred but determined to uncover the truth behind a system that seemed rigged against the very families it was meant to protect. This passion for advocacy led me to cross paths with Dee Hurley, a remarkable beacon of hope who turned her harrowing 11-and-a-half-year ordeal in an abusive marriage into a drive for healing through energy work. Together, we navigate the murky waters of family court corruption, where litigation abuse takes its toll on the innocent, and the shocking possibility of child trafficking connections emerges from the shadows. Our candid discussion unravels the struggles of those ensnared in high-conflict custody battles, the alarming collusion I've witnessed between judges and attorneys, and Dee's transformative journey out of darkness. The very fabric of what's meant to keep us safe is questioned as we tackle the misuse of concepts like parental alienation, and the alarming advocacy for pedophilia. Dee and I share this space to provide solace and understanding to the many who feel isolated and powerless in the face of such adversity. Our discourse highlights the importance of awareness and education, the red flags that should never be ignored, and the much-needed systemic reform. Together, we share a call to action, not just to mend broken systems, but to rekindle faith in justice and protection for those who need it most. Healing, in the truest sense, is at the core of our conversation. Dee introduces us to the profound effects of energy healing, as we delve into the transformative potential of the Emotion Code and Body Code, along with the groundbreaking AO Scan device. We talk about the inner journey of healing from PTSD, the significance of self-love, and how attracting healthier relationships starts with nurturing one's self-worth. As a testament to the indomitable spirit of survivors, our episode stands as a guiding light for those seeking to break the cycle of abuse and embrace a path of recovery and empowerment. DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION https://www.change.org/p/enforce-federal-obscenity-laws-in-the-united-states?recruiter=1286778319&recruited_by_id=a5f40ee0-6a95-11ed-8607-194ca90c9229&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35053550_en-US%3A7 Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created byArslan (Moazzam) From Fiverr Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 41m 9s
  • A Quick Programming note

    12 ABR. 2024 · A Quick note on last weeks episode and this weeks program DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION https://www.change.org/p/enforce-federal-obscenity-laws-in-the-united-states?recruiter=1286778319&recruited_by_id=a5f40ee0-6a95-11ed-8607-194ca90c9229&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35053550_en-US%3A7 Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created byArslan (Moazzam) From Fiverr Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 46s
  • Ep 28 God the Artist: Author Morgan McCarver

    28 MAR. 2024 · As our hands mold the clay on the wheel, so too are our lives shaped by the trials we face and the faith we hold dear. Morgan McCarver, a ceramic artist whose spine curves like the clay she sculpts, joined us to recount her transformation from a dancer sidelined by scoliosis to an artist and author whose work is an embodiment of resilience and reflection. Exchanging pirouettes for pottery, Morgan's journey is not just about adapting to life's harsh rhythms but about finding a symphony in the silence of the art studio, where each piece she crafts is a testament to the melding of her creative spirit with her steadfast faith. Through the whirr of the potter's wheel and the silent prayers in church pews, Morgan shares how skepticism from others about her career choice in ceramics became the kiln in which her determination was fired. Balancing a business minor with her artistic aspirations, she forged a path that intertwined practicality with passion, proving that when guided by a higher calling, the practicality of our dreams need not be questioned. Her experiences, as varied as the glazes on her pottery, took her from customer service to teaching and writing, with a common thread of spirituality woven throughout.      Ending on a note that draws from the earth itself, Morgan's foray into teaching ceramics to a new generation is perhaps her most fulfilling work, imbuing young minds with the skills to shape the world in their own image. Her story is a reminder that embracing our creativity is more than an act of self-expression—it's a form of worship and an outreach that nourishes the community. Whether it's through the wildflower patterns etched into her pottery or the lessons she imparts to her students, Morgan's narrative is one of faith's capacity to sculpt a life as exquisite and enduring as the vessels she creates. If you or someone you know is facing domestic Violence, Click https://www.thehotline.org/ Get you copy of God the Artist: Revealing God’s Creative Side Through Pottery https://www.amazon.com/God-Artist-Revealing-Creative-Through/dp/1636982034/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2DY5YEWH9K6TL&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.26pUbKon60wcQpVETPbktZmyEAKJ8OiHuDTjnXTexwge7lEoATxJ6H6qYGa6lZ4tqngraBoxV7gW09aV4K07KpOsmX5CtyFIVBL9tAe6gGzYckWPNG9Rtkb8QQN1324pYqeOviUwRPsfdYGx5HNcxa5phGm14CHYoAPzCUMXSl_Mf3-Um8azUvxFt1ehhgFJxfUL4C5bnSVouWeOby71pbqUHRUv4nR5uvuu6EPliJg.L3zYt2fbQxpgPEwhVtxlaC-3FruiolL1z68BMZE_Jsw&dib_tag=se&keywords=god+the+artist&qid=1711609869&sprefix=god+the+artist%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1 https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/blog/-morgan-mccarver-/ For the blog post for this episode. Time Line (00:00) Scoliosis Journey (08:26) Finding Faith Through Adversity (14:48) Artistic Faith and Pottery Journey (25:42) Pottery Resurgence and Instruction Encouragement (29:02) Symbolism of Pottery and Faith (32:58) Balancing Faith, Art, and Youth Outreach (40:17) Embracing Creativity About Morgan McCarver Morgan McCarver was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her work is inspired by her female mentors of past and present, as well as her connection to Victorian corsetry through her scoliosis journey. She received an art degree with a ceramics concentration and a double minor in art history and business in 2019 from Anderson University in Anderson, SC.  McCarver had the honor of receiving the 2019 Outstanding Art Major Ceramics Award her senior year. As a 2020 701 Center for Contemporary Art prize finalist, she had the honor of being the youngest artist to ever make it that far. She is a multi-award winning artist who recently received an Artist Support Grant to attend a national ceramics conference. She has had the honor of displaying her work in 3 solo exhibitions, “FemininiTEA” 2020, “The Strength of a Wildflower” 2022 and “Postures in Porcelain” 2023. She recently completed a residency at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock Summer 2023 and participated 2022 as well. McCarver has studios in Asheville, NC and Spartanburg, SC. Her art can be found in various galleries around the Carolinas and Tennessee. Her first book, “God the Artist: Revealing God’s Creative Side Through Pottery,” will be released with Morgan James Publishing January 9, 2024. DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION https://www.change.org/p/enforce-federal-obscenity-laws-in-the-united-states?recruiter=1286778319&recruited_by_id=a5f40ee0-6a95-11ed-8607-194ca90c9229&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35053550_en-US%3A7 Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created byArslan (Moazzam) From Fiverr Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
    Escuchado 48m 32s
  • Ep 27 A Jacket Off The Gorge: Author Susan Ashline

    21 MAR. 2024 · Step into the unsettling yet captivating world of true crime as we welcome Susan Ashline, an author whose narratives expose the darkest crevices of human experience. She discusses "Without a Prayer," a book that tells the grim tale of Lucas Leonard and the church that became his demise. Yet, beyond the true crime, Susan boldly reflects on her own life in "A Jacket Off the Gorge," offering a rare, unfiltered glimpse at the challenges faced by an author in the trenches of humanity's worst. Love can be blinding, and Susan's story with John Fontaine is a harrowing testament to this. She unravels a web of theft, deceit, and a missing treasure, all concealed behind the facade of romance. The conversation twists through the complexities of a relationship marred by hidden criminal pasts and the haunting reality that sometimes the person closest to us is the most enigmatic. Susan's introspective journey is not merely her own but serves as a beacon for those who have encountered the perils of deceit in love. As we wrap our discussion, the focus shifts to a topic often left in the shadows: domestic violence.  Susan confronts the harsh truths faced by victims, particularly men who seek solace and justice. The episode is a call to arms, pushing for a reformed criminal justice system and advocating for the overlooked. It's not just about story-sharing; it's about igniting change and empowering those who've been silenced to find their voice. Join us for this profound conversation that's as educational as it is emotionally resonant. If you or someone you know is facing domestic Violence, Click https://www.thehotline.org/ Get you copy of A Jacket Off the Gorge: True Story of the Biggest Liar https://www.amazon.com/Jacket-Off-Gorge-Story-Biggest-ebook/dp/B0CQ3P5PBK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=A0E6DMZYSF3X&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ZPkkdpdx8kaEhjqGmGelD5x9ndVYdwmXu5bG7bf0-EBlA-gxZRtOTIx2nMU698ENykd7B9P-QIecIVzpyMIr6SI_C_jj7MjE3C1xZp1d1NY.oJQoKNg3a3bgYQmfRcc3YnGSsXG-h17qHuDGHdz8wXI&dib_tag=se&keywords=a+jacket+off+the+gorge&qid=1711035649&sprefix=a+jacket+off+the+gorg%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1 Get your copy of Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Culthttps://www.amazon.com/Without-Prayer-Leonard-Church-Became/dp/1643130722/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=kF97J&content-id=amzn1.sym.cf86ec3a-68a6-43e9-8115-04171136930a&pf_rd_p=cf86ec3a-68a6-43e9-8115-04171136930a&pf_rd_r=136-1963642-3652747&pd_rd_wg=ecIqW&pd_rd_r=1be99ddc-e163-407b-9433-25eacc81925a&ref_=aufs_ap_sc_dsk https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/blog/a-jacket-off-the-gorge-susan-ashline/ For the blog post for this episode. Time Line (00:00) Author Discusses True Crime Memoir (05:43) Uncovering a Criminal's Hidden Secrets (18:32) Survivor's Book and Domestic Violence Awareness (31:47) True Crime Author Discusses Book Challenges (44:40) Domestic Violence and Writing Empowerment About Susan Ashline Susan Ashline is the author of the nationally acclaimed true crime book Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult. She is an Emmy-nominated journalist whose career spans more than twenty-five years. Her work has received major awards, including a first place Associated Press award for general excellence in individual reporting, and a Gannett Gold Medal award. Susan graduated from the University of Massachusetts, and she studied at the University of New Mexico and the State University of New York. DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION https://www.change.org/p/enforce-federal-obscenity-laws-in-the-united-states?recruiter=1286778319&recruited_by_id=a5f40ee0-6a95-11ed-8607-194ca90c9229&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35053550_en-US%3A7 Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created byArslan (Moazzam) From Fiverr Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
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  • Ep.26 The High Cost of Truth: Morality and Greed Lauren Cleary

    15 MAR. 2024 · Unlock the enigmatic realms of human nature and morality as we confront the riveting domain where money and ethics clash. This episode of True Crime Authors and Extraordinary People brings you face-to-face with the eye-opening narrative of Lauren Cleary on "The Moment of Truth" and her high-stakes gamble that placed her relationships on the line for financial gain. We dissect the profound implications of her choices, questioning the moral fabric of reality TV and the striking effects of truth-telling when the world is watching. Embark on an emotional rollercoaster that challenges the very essence of reality entertainment. Through the lens of "Temptation Island," we scrutinize the manipulative machinations behind what viewers are led to believe, revealing the tortuous impact on those who bear their souls on national television. Host David McClam takes you through the distressing yet captivating experiences of participants, including the ethical conundrums faced by the show's host, Mark Wahlberg. We contrast these trials with the human capacity for compassion, discussing the profound connections we share with animals and how simple acts of kindness resonate in times of need. Prepare to navigate the treacherous waters of greed and desire as we delve into the climax of Lauren Cleary's journey on "The Moment of Truth." The episode reaches a fever pitch as she confronts a question worth $100,000, an inquiry that could unravel the threads of her marriage. We examine the consequential fallout, the dissection of motives, and the sobering reminder that in the pursuit of wealth, one may pay with far more than money. Together, we ponder the lasting effects of reality TV infamy and the enduring lesson that not all that glitters is worth the cost to our conscience and our connections. Moment of Truth Season 1 Ep. 5 Lauren Cleary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7F1wki-klM&t=2573s Kringe Against Humanity with MrBlackPasta https://www.youtube.com/@KringeAH https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/blog/LaurenCleary//for the Blog Post for the Episode Time Line (00:00) Examining Money, Morality, and Consequences (13:34) Reality TV Show (21:41) Acts of Kindness and Family Secrets (26:33) The $100,000 Moment of Truth (34:42) The Truth Comes Out (44:57) The Consequences of Greed DON'T FORGET TO RATE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE JOIN ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY FOLLOWING THE https://linktr.ee/davidmcclam SIGN THE DEEP DARK SECRETS PETITION https://www.change.org/p/enforce-federal-obscenity-laws-in-the-united-states?recruiter=1286778319&recruited_by_id=a5f40ee0-6a95-11ed-8607-194ca90c9229&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_35053550_en-US%3A7 Follow Our Family Of True Crime Shows https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/episodes https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ https://www.spreaker.com/show/extinguished Cover Art and Logo created byArslan (Moazzam) From Fiverr Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice) From Fiverr
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