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Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn't commit, or imagine your child's killer is still on the loose even though there's enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.
 
Satisfy your celluloid addiction with the "Cinema Junkie" podcast, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.
 
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We are honored to feature an interview with this week’s author, Eliza Jane Brazier. We discuss her novel of suspense, murder, podcasting, and isolation in the Northern California wilderness. As always, the first half is spoiler-free. Two weeks in a row? Two thrillers in a row?! What is going on??By GenreJunkies.com
 
After 42-year-old Michelle Mockbee was found dead at her work in May 2012, investigators zeroed in on the janitor, David Dooley. He was convicted of murder just two years later, and sentenced to life in prison. But in 2016, David would be granted a new trial. Would new evidence come to light and prove his innocence, or would he be convicted again? …
 
On Thanksgiving weekend in 2016, the home of Lisa and Joel Guy Sr. became a horror scene, after their bodies were found inside their home. Prosecutors would later be tasked with proving that their son, Joel Guy Jr, was the killer. NOTE: This episode contains details and facts that are especially gruesome. Listener discretion is advised. Sponsors in…
 
What a year! In this End of the Year Recap, I introduce a really good friend of mine, Brittnee, to the show. We chat about what 2020 was like for Court Junkie, what my top 10 episodes of the year were, and answer listener questions. I’m also excited to announce that Brittnee and I will be doing monthly recap episodes on the main feed, starting in 2…
 
This horror show of a year is finally coming to a close, so let's take a look back on the year we just survived and the new year coming up. We have tons of recommendations and for you, and projects to look out for! End music: "Bud the C.H.U.D." from C.H.U.D. II, by Nicholas Pike Music courtesy of TerrorVision Records Sirens of Scream are: Jackie De…
 
It was supposed to be a happy day of homecoming for 20-year-old Skylar Nemetz, and his wife, Danielle. But on October 16, 2014, after Skylar returned home from a month-long training, tragedy struck, and Danielle lost her life. Had Skylar intentionally murdered her? NOTE: I will be taking a holiday break and will be back with a new regular episode o…
 
The final episode in Cinema Junkie's Giving Thanks to Film Editors trilogy. This time I speak with Oscar-nominated film editor Paul Machliss. He has had a wildly creative and innovative partnership with director Edgar Wright on films such as "Baby Driver" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World." He talks about having to edit on the set for "Baby Driver" …
 
How does a family of four just disappear, seemingly off the face of the Earth? That’s what happened in Fallbrook, California in February 2010, when the McStay family suddenly disappeared from their home. In Part 2, we take a deep dive into the trial of the accused, Chase Merritt. Sponsors in this episode: Man Crates - Now through December 23, buy o…
 
How does a family of four just disappear, seemingly off the face of the Earth? That’s what happened in Fallbrook, California in February 2010, when the McStay family suddenly disappeared from their home. This episode covers the circumstances of their disappearance and the investigation that followed. Sponsors: Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free s…
 
On the last episode of Cinema Junkie I kicked off a trio of podcasts that give thanks to film editors. I started with an interview with Tatiana S Riegel, the Oscar-nominated film editor of "I, Tonya." Now I speak with Stephen Mirrione who has worked repeatedly with Steven Soderbergh and Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu, and won an Oscar for his editing …
 
Prosecutors dubbed it a “real life horror movie” after a brutal home invasion attack in Hobart, Wisconsin left two people dead and one injured in January 2016. Years later, 26-year-old Jacob Cayer would face murder charges in court. Sponsors in this episode: Madison Reed - Get 10% off plus free shipping on your first Color Kit when you go to Madiso…
 
In 2019, Keith Raniere, one of the founders of NXIVM, a self-proclaimed self-help organization, went to trial for federal crimes including, extortion, forced labor, sex trafficking, fraud, and the production and the possession of child pornography. There have been numerous articles and documentaries made about this scandal, but in today’s episode, …
 
Join me in a three-part tribute to film editors. Most people can name a film's director and maybe even its writer, cinematographer or composer but far fewer can name editors. But film editors can alter performances, determine pace, and affect cinematic storytelling in so many ways. To kick off this three-part series is Tatiana S. Riegel, Oscar-nomi…
 
In October 2018, the body of 21-year-old Lauren McCluskey, a college student at the University of Utah, was found on campus. An investigation into her death would reveal her numerous complaints to university police about her dangerous ex-boyfriend - all of which went unanswered. A special thank you to Jill McCluskey, for sharing her daughter’s stor…
 
In January 2005, 16-year-old Adrianne Reynolds went missing from East Moline, Illinois. Investigators quickly uncovered that Adrianne’s friends knew more than they were saying. What happened to Adrianne Reynolds would shock nearly everyone in their community. Thank you to everyone who shared this story with us, including Joanna Reynolds, Nicole Lal…
 
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