Aug 24

Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

Posted on August 24, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Bryce Chalkley

In an earlier blog post, I looked at the Jonestown Massacre, Jim Jones, and Peoples Temple as covered in Jeff Guinn’s Road to Jonestown. As a long-time student of this event, I’ve read dozens of in-depth studies and articles, and listened to and watched hours of footage and audio related to this incident. If you have an interest in this shocking event, I’m suggesting you read the most comprehensive study on Jones and Peoples Temple, Tim Reiterman’s and John Jacobs’ Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People.

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Tag(s): Podcasts, Crime, Books, Adrian

May 18

The Ultimate Evil: The Search for the Sons of Sam

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 11:16 AM by Bryce Chalkley

Every few months it seems an old case comes back to the limelight thanks to a documentary. This time, the Son of Sam case gets the spotlight in the just-released Netflix documentary The Sons of Sam. While the crime is well covered, the focus of the documentary is the author of one of the few in-depth books on the case, Maury Terry and The Ultimate Evil.

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Tag(s): Podcasts, Crime, Books, Adrian

Mar 16

The Jodi Arias Case

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 11:33 AM by Bryce Chalkley

In the late 2000s and early 2010s, the investigation and trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of her boyfriend captivated much of America and created many sensational headlines. Arias was convicted of the murder, despite her claims of self-defense and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The case has received newfound attention in the past year due to the disbarment of the prosecuting attorney who won a conviction against Arias, and a recently released documentary.

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Tag(s): Podcasts, Crime, Books, Adrian