Episode 105 – On Christmas Eve in 1988, after killing two security guards, gunmen burst into the Los Angeles offices of the Nakatomi Corporation in Century City at the newly opened Nakatomi Plaza building. The 30 plus hostages were all attendees of the Nakatomi Christmas party happening on the 30th floor. What at first appeared to be a terrorist incident was found out to be an elaborate heist, led by German born criminal mastermind Hans Grüber. What Grüber and his group did not count on was the heroism of one partygoer, John McLane, who almost singlehandedly foiled the plan.
Episode 088 – Over a ten month period, starting in late 1827, a pair of Irish born serial killers William Burke and William Hare killed 16 people, for fun and for profit in Edinburgh, Scotland. The corpses of their victims, twelve women, three men and one child, were taken to Surgeon’s Square and sold off to anatomist Dr. Robert Knox, for use in his anatomy classes.
Episode 075 – In the summer of 1908 a huge explosion levelled over 2000 square kilometres in Siberia. The event happened near the remote Tunguska river. It created the loudest sound ever heard by human ears and was visible through Europe and Asia. Locals reported seeing a large fireball rumbling across the sky before the blast. To this day, almost 111 years later, the exact cause of Tunguska Event remains a mystery.
NOTE: Scott is back as co-host!
Episode 062 – On the morning of February 28, 1997, two heavily armed men entered the Bank of America Branch on Laurel Canyon Blvd in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Over 44 minutes in a futile attempt at escape, the two men held off police and terrified a neighbourhood with automatic gunfire, all caught live on TV.
Episode 051 – After a long stint of playing at home in Canada, this week we take you to Plainfield, Wisconsin where in the late 1950’s the entire town was shocked to find there was a depraved monster in their midst. Small in stature, shy, but somewhat odd, Ed Gein was the last person townsfolk would peg as a murderer, grave robber and necrophile. Gein’s horrific crimes went on to inspire writers to create some of the most memorable Hollywood villians of all time, namely Norman Bates in Psycho, Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs and more.
** EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: LISTENER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED **
Episode 033: Andrei Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. From 1978 to 1990 with the cold war at its height Chikatilo stalked and butchered at least 56 victims in the the USSR. His victims were children, both male and female, as young as 7-years-old, teenagers and women as old as 44. Part 1 of our first away game series takes us through the killer’s formative years through 1984 when her murdered a staggering 15 people in a single year. Bonus: Hear Mike mispronounce the names of many Russian people and places.