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True Crime, Authors & Extraordinary People

  • EP32 From Yelp to Court: The Unfolding Drama of Melissa Montalvo

    21 MAG 2024 · This week we feature Melissa Montalvo, who faced legal repercussions after posting a negative review about Gordo’s Tacos and Tequila. Melissa, who has struggled with depression and uses baking as a coping mechanism, details her legal battle following the negative review, which led to accusations of harassment and false police reports. Despite having evidence supporting her innocence that she was not allowed to present, she was found guilty and fined. Navigating this legal ordeal, Melissa expressed frustration over the lack of court transcripts necessary for an appeal and sought support from the Black Alliance Attorneys of Pittsburgh. She also faced new harassment charges related to TikTok videos. The narrative touches on differences between civil and criminal cases, biased treatment, and difficulties obtaining essential documentation. It highlights the importance of having a voice and not letting anyone silence it.  To Support Melissa in this fight, add to her Gofund me https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-pay-for-a-lawyer-to-sue-gordos-tacos-tequila Hear the whole story on Melissa's Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@kissedbymel Time Line 00:00 Introduction and Suicide Awareness 01:08 Introduction to True Crime Podcast 02:41 Guest Introduction: Melissa Montalvo 03:06 Melissa’s Background and Baking Journey 04:31 Encounter with Gordo’s Tacos and Tequila 09:08 Legal Consequences and Social Media Response 16:05 Court Case and Judgment 22:14 Preparation for Appeal and Support 24:33 Understanding the Legal Process 27:18 Questioning Judicial Impartiality 32:01 Preparing for Appeal and Legal Strategy 39:24 Uncovering Patterns of Misconduct 46:26 Seeking Resolution and Justice 51:38 Supporting Legal Battle for Justice 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 Dianna of Otherwordly Rose Garden Sound Mixing and editing by David McClam Intro script by Sophie Wild From Fiverr & David McClam Intro and outro jingle by Jacqueline G. (JacquieVoice)
    54 min. 18 sec.
  • Ep 31 Among the Bros: Shadows of Fraternity Life: Max Marshall

    28 APR 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
    39 min. 39 sec.
  • EP 30 America's Notorious Trial: The O.J. Simpson Trial

    21 APR 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
    1 h 2 min. 41 sec.
  • EP 29 From Legal Struggles to Holistic Recovery Dee Hurley

    12 APR 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
    41 min. 9 sec.
  • A Quick Programming note

    12 APR 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
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  • 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
    48 min. 32 sec.
  • 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
    53 min. 20 sec.
  • 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
    57 min. 21 sec.
  • Episode 25. From Survivor to Warrior: Joelle Casteix

    7 MAR 2024 · When the darkness of child sexual abuse entered Joelle Castex's life, it shaped a path she never anticipated. Courageously transforming her pain, Joelle, now a TedX speaker and advocate, joins us to share her journey from survivor to warrior, shining a light on the shadows we often fear to confront. Together, we navigate the difficult terrain of childhood trauma, the lasting impact it has, and the strength found in advocacy. Joelle's story is not only a testament to her resilience but also an invitation to join the fight in protecting our children and empowering survivors. Weaving personal narratives with crucial advice, this episode is a rich tapestry of hope and action. We tackle the often-overlooked details like the importance of naming body parts correctly, setting boundaries early on, and fostering open communication with our kids. These conversations are vital for prevention and provide healing paths for those who've been hurt. We reflect on the cultural shifts that movements like Me Too have brought about, discussing the complex nature of abuse in institutions, and the changing tides in survivor support and legal systems. Peering into the digital world, we examine how technology serves as both a beacon of hope and a potential threat. Joelle's insights into the intersection of advocacy and technology provide a strategic approach to ending the cycle of abuse. We also highlight the indispensable role of community and legal support in acknowledging and addressing the harm endured by survivors. This episode doesn't just expose the raw and real issues at hand but also equips us with the understanding and tools to make a difference in the lives of those affected by child sexual abuse. https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/blog/joelle-casteix/for the Blog Post for the Episode Time Line (00:00) Survivor Advocates Against Sexual Abuse (13:52) Preventing Childhood Trauma and Healing (18:10) Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Understanding (30:21) Naming Body Parts and Me Too' (Note (38:53) Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Through Communication (49:50) Building Resilience and Preventing Abuse (56:34) Tech Solutions for Social Problems About Joelle Casteix When Joelle Casteix blew away audiences at her TEDx talk—amassing more than 100K views— organizers saw what activists had known for years: she is lightning in a bottle. An accomplished author and journalist, a seasoned speaker, and an in-demand global media interview darling, Joelle’s personal journey is just as intriguing and inspirational as her sold-out talks. Joelle endured the typical aftermath of child sexual assault: continued depression, self-destructive behaviors, suicide attempts, and a failed marriage. Somehow, she persevered. But by the age of 27, Joelle realized that something had to change. He pain and decisions had created a life that was a continued emotional failure. It was no way to live. Joelle woke up one morning and with a revelation: she knew she had a choice. If she stayed on her current path, she would die. It was decision time—Joelle decided it was time to live and time to heal. And everything changed. Get your copy of the The Well-Armored Child: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Abuse https://www.amazon.com/Well-Armored-Child-Parents-Preventing-Sexual/dp/1632990393/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SBQ8EAA066VB&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.RNakgBYTG19imm7hD5uOZyQYr7qZSxH8N9VhKMb-1Y92I7u_3hjY_rV-G1ZiA8hdsSFJ9ZS8RPJkHkIzESHNXJRd7fZgyNd1I3awb-4yeLcw7IAFwKPJ-iJ1g6e4WzJ9.jZxJnUEpZ7yPwA1ucwZCF63JASJIRKpoJ4yipJIcsSQ&dib_tag=se&keywords=the+well+armored+child&qid=1709804153&s=books&sprefix=the+well+armored+child%2Cstripbooks%2C148&sr=1-1 Visit Joelle's Website https://www.casteix.com/
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  • Ep 24 Author Tamron Hall: Watch Where They Hide

    29 FEB 2024 · When I donned my headphones and leaned into the microphone, I knew this conversation with Tamron Hall was going to be one for the books. We're not just talking about an award-winning journalist and talk show host here; we're talking about a powerhouse of advocacy and storytelling who has walked through fire in her personal and professional life. Tamron invites us into her world, sharing the highs and lows of her dynamic career—from making history on the Today Show to her deep dive into the literary world with her Jordan Manning series. Her relentless pursuit of justice, especially as it pertains to domestic violence, is not only inspiring but a testament to the strength found in vulnerability and the courage to shine a light on the darkest corners of society. This episode isn't just an interview; it's a mosaic of stories from survivors, an exploration of truths often left unsaid, and a celebration of resilience. Tamron Hall opens up about the tragedy that struck her family with the loss of her sister Renata and how that fueled her unwavering commitment to support those affected by domestic violence. We're reminded that these issues touch all genders, ages, and backgrounds, with a male survivor's narrative underscoring the universality of this fight. Our discussion underscores the transformative power of giving voice to the voiceless and the importance of continuing to champion mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Finally, Tamron draws back the curtain on the imaginative process behind her Jordan Manning series and the upcoming "Watch Where They Hide." Her reflections on how her characters help her make sense of the real-life horrors she's encountered underscore the therapeutic nature of storytelling. We even get a taste of her life outside the newsroom, from the duties of family to the excitement of her upcoming cookbook. Tamron Hall is more than a media figure; she's a movement, disrupting norms and paving the way for representation and diversity in every story she tells. Join me as I celebrate her achievements and the indelible mark she's making on the world. https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/blog/tamron-hall/for the Blog Post for the Episode Time Line (00:00) Tamron Hall (04:26) Survivors of Domestic Abuse Speak Out (11:41) Journey of a Journalist (23:33) Tamron Hall Discusses Book Series (35:29) Writing True Crime Stories and Process (46:56) Tamron Hall Discusses Latest Book About Tamron Hall Two time Emmy® Awardwinning journalist and author Tamron Hall is Executive Producer and host of the nationally syndicated talk show “Tamron Hall.” “Tamron Hall” is currently the second longest running Disney produced syndicated talk show and continues to be one of television’s highest rated daytime shows Tamron’s extensive resume also includes hosting “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery, “TODAY” and “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall. She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for her segment on domestic violence as part of “TODAY’s Shine A Light” series. An outspoken advocate for shedding light on domestic abuse, Hall has partnered with Safe Horizon to launch The Tamron ❤ Renate Fund in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence Pre Order your copy of Watch Where They Hide Releasing 3/12/2024 https://www.amazon.com/Watch-Where-They-Hide-Manning-ebook/dp/B0BLSR1TCC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RKBONQUP9MIW&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.FX_Pzy45Pyhoi85TdcS0G69FX-FWutL9FoC-myMgwrdjO2uMohZg0MMku1bSfMN_eAaqscGhqzfPV3mu8brdej6ynnK4GI3Ybl9kS2MpmEkGB6vMkpE_yOlT1_WedwpqM4KBnv76gMc5SH8MmiJO4Pu17iOF4fyyO4sjMvzwNWKuSXAS2Z5XH72R9PK4iL3SbZzUAauxPrYbtgSSpCaCU3WY-ixJAYlbluFShN3Rb5A.IJO8MxMvGLWWDsw5CWw4Vv3hn471qwB03TvxBad__Ts&dib_tag=se&keywords=watch+Where+They+hide&qid=1709189305&sprefix=watch+where+they+hid%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1 Get your copy of As The Wicked Watch https://www.amazon.com/As-Wicked-Watch-Jordan-Manning-ebook/dp/B08THSNQLT?ref_=ast_author_mpb 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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