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In the 1980's there was a young serial child killer that many have never heard about. His first victim in the state of Maine wasn't solved until he committed two more brutal murders in Nebraska. Listen in to hear how authorities made the connection from over 1500 miles away without DNA evidence.#murder #truecrime #truecrimepodcast #childmurderer #crimesagainstchildren #solved
Andy Farfsing is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Purcell Marian High School, located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati. He and his team have led a transformative turnaround of this historic inner-city Catholic High School that counts business leaders, community leaders, and professional athletes among the list of famous alumni - including Dallas Cowboys NFL star, business leader, and philanthropist Roger Staubach. Andy has spent his entire career in Catholic secondary education; 10 years as a teacher and then 10 years as a principal. As a proud Purcell Marian alumnus (Class of 1995) he passionately believes that Marianist education is not only important to our students but to the human spirit. “Through Marianist education, we are helping our students discover their God-given talents and creating the next generation of justice seekers, servant leaders, and peacekeepers who can adapt to changing world.” He says that being at Purcell Marian feels like the “family business” to him and has little time for hobbies, choosing to put his energy into all things Purcell Marian, instead. He has been married to his wife, Lindsay (also a PM '95 graduate and staff member) for 17 years and has two children, Olivia and Rachel. The Farfsings love to travel in their RV and discover a beautiful country. Andy's favorite place they've visited so far is Kennebunkport, Maine.
This is Covid 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants, and new hotspots for January 26th, 2022.The U.S. administration has thrown in the towel, withdrawing its rule requiring workers at big companies get vaccinated or face regular testing. The rule would have impacted more than 80 million U.S. workers and was to go into effect January 4. The Supreme Court halted the plan saying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration overstepped its authority.The battle over facemasks in schools rages on in New York. An appeals judge restored the mask mandate one day after a judge in a lower court ruled the state lacked the constitutional authority to order people to wear face coverings. The governor's office is appealing the decision.Pfizer and BioNTech have started a clinical trial to evaluate a new vaccine specific to Omicron. Current vaccines protect against serious illness and death, but Omicron has had no problem breaking through the vaccines to spread itself. The study will include as many as 1,420 participants.Whether or not they work or add extra protection, most health officials say they do, America isn't so hot on getting booster shots. The CDC says only 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have gotten a booster. And the average number of booster shots given per day has plunged from 1 million in early December to about 490,000 as of last week. Some analysts blame confusion amongst a sea of changing recommendations and guidance.If you watch the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games from your couch, you'll be as close to the action as the sports commentators you're listening to. NBC Sports isn't sending any of its announcing teams to China. They'll be calling the action from Stamford, CT. In the United States, cases were down 14%, deaths are up 35%, and hospitalizations are up 9% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since January 14. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. There are 27,434,325 active cases in the United States.The five areas with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Montana 98%. Alaska 90%. Wyoming 87%. Alabama 67%. And Arkansas and Oregon 56%. The top 10 areas with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Uvalde, TX. Nome Census Area, AK. Crawford, IL. Maverick, TX. Douglas, IL. Wyoming, WV. Colbert, AL. Santa Cruz, AZ. Newberry, SC. And Dimmit, TX. There have been at least 871,937 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 79.1%, Rhode Island at 78.4%, and Maine at 77.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Alabama at 49.2%, Wyoming at 49.6%, and Mississippi at 49.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 63.4%.Globally, cases were up 26% and deaths up 24% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since January 17. There are now over 68 million active cases around the world, at 68,965,937.The five countries with the most new cases: France 501,635. The United States 443,072. India 283,540. Brazil 199,126. And Italy 186,740. There have been 5,614,043 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Covid 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Covid 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We know who cheated in the talent competition! This week Tyler and Johnny discuss the death of Julie Ward, as well as the case of Lady Wonder. Plus: a pretty jarring mystery that comes from Maine, we find out how much coffee is just enough (if you're RuPaul), and the search for the sexiest haunted doll continues. Join the Secret Society That Doesn't Suck for exclusive weekly mini episodes, livestreams, and a whole lot more! patreon.com/thatsspooky Check out our new and improved apparel store with tons of new designs! thatsspooky.com/store Check out our website for show notes, photos, and more at thatsspooky.com Follow us on Instagram for photos from today's episode and all the memes @thatsspookypod We're on Twitter! Follow us at @thatsspookypod Don't forget to send your spooky stories to email@example.com Thank you to today's sponsors: HelloFresh (use code SPOOKY16 for up to 16 free meals, 3 free gifts, AND free shipping), ShipStation (use code SPOOKY for a 60 day free trial), Bombas (go to Bombas.com/SPOOKY for 20% off your purchase) and Surfshark VPN (use code THATSSPOOKY for 83% off your order PLUS three free months)!
For years, Amy Neswald worked as a wigmaster on the Broadway production of Jersey Boys, as well as several other players. She was among the last people the actors would see before they stepped on the stage, and she has so many cool stories from her time in that world. Part of that experience led to the creation of I Know You Love Me, Too, a collection of linked stories that's already won the New American Fiction Prize despite being released less than two months ago. And because Amy likes to keep herself busy, she's also a screenwriter and teaches creative writing at the University of Maine in Farmington.
Greg recaps Tuesday's college basketball results, talks to Ky McKeon of the Three Man Weave to look at how to handicap games involving teams that just played each other within the past 21 days preview Wednesday's games & Greg picks & analyzes EVERY Wednesday college basketball game. Podcast Highlights 1:45-Recap of Tuesday's results 19:45-Interview with Ky McKeon 31:56-Start of picks with Florida vs Tennessee 34:15-Picks & analysis for Northwestern vs Michigan 36:29-Picks & analysis for Providence vs Xavier 38:39-Picks & analysis for Creighton vs Butler 40:59-Picks & analysis for UNC Greensboro vs E Tennessee St 43:08-Picks & analysis for VMI vs Furman 45:16-Picks & analysis for Boston College vs UNC 47:26-Picks & analysis for Duquesne vs St. Joseph's 49:31-Picks & analysis for Western Carolina vs The Citadel 51:29-Picks & analysis for Wofford vs Chattanooga 53:44-Picks & analysis for St. Bonaventure vs George Mason 55:41-Picks & analysis for UMass vs La Salle 57:42-Picks & analysis for SMU vs USF 1:00:04-Picks & analysis for Northern Iowa vs Evansville 1:02:03-Picks & analysis for Vanderbilt vs South Carolina 1:04:21-Picks & analysis for Arkansas vs Ole Miss 1:06:58-Picks & analysis for Miami vs Virginia Tech 1:09:10-Picks & analysis for Bradley vs Valparaiso 1:11:38-Picks & analysis for St. Peter's vs Marist 1:13:56-Picks & analysis for Oklahoma vs West Virginia 1:16:17-Picks & analysis for Tarleton St vs Lamar 1:19:03-Picks & analysis for Abilene Christian vs UT Rio GV 1:21:22-Picks & analysis for Drake vs Illinois St 1:23:59-DK Nation Pick Iowa St vs Oklahoma St 1:27:05-Picks & analysis for George Washington vs St. Louis 1:29:26-Picks & analysis for UCF vs Wichita St 1:31:39-Picks & analysis for Mercer vs Samford 1:34:00-Picks & analysis for Marquette vs Seton Hall 1:36:15-Picks & analysis for VCU vs Davidson 1:38:19-Picks & analysis for Penn St vs Indiana 1:40:34-Picks & analysis for Tulsa vs Tulane 1:42:31-Picks & analysis for Florida St vs GA Tech 1:44:40-Picks & analysis for NC State vs Notre Dame 1:47:01-Picks & analysis for Texas A&M vs LSU 1:49:10-Picks & analysis for Utah vs Washington St 1:51:31-Picks & analysis for Sam Houston St vs Cal Baptist 1:53:28-Picks & analysis for Stephen F Austin vs Seattle 1:55:42-Picks & analysis for San Diego St vs Utah St 1:58:06-Picks & analysis for Old Dominion vs Charlotte 2:00:21-Start of extra game picks Winthrop vs USC Upstate 2:01:59-Picks & analysis for Vermont vs Stony Brook 2:04:01-Picks & analysis for Army vs Lehigh 2:05:42-Picks & analysis for Albany vs UMasss Lowell 2:07:45-Picks & analysis for Hampton vs Campbell 2:09:44-Picks & analysis for Presbyterian vs Charleston Southern 2:11:42-Picks & analysis for Radford vs High Point 2:13:46-Picks & analysis for NC A&T vs Longwood 2:16:02-Picks & analysis for NJIT vs UMBC 2:18:10-Picks & analysis for Binghamton vs Hartford 2:20:17-Picks & analysis for Holy Cross vs American 2:22:09-Picks & analysis for Navy vs Bucknell 2:24:14-Picks & analysis for Boston U vs Lafayette 2:26:07-Picks & analysis for Maine vs New Hampshire Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Every Wednesday morning, the Three Man Weave crew of Jim Root, Ky McKeon and Matt Cox will join Big Bets On Campus to talk all things gambling in college hoops! This week, the guys give out their favorite underdogs (01:34), most-likely candidates for big blowouts (12:47), favorite Power 5 matchups (17:27), favorite mid-major matchups (24:39), and the “Trashman Games of the Week” (29:42). They wrap up the episode with a spotlight on the upcoming Big 12-SEC Challenge (31:49). Game previews include Western Kentucky vs. UAB (03:05), St. Peter's vs. Manhattan (04:59), Central Florida vs. Houston (07:21), Longwood vs. Winthrop (09:28), Air Force vs. Wyoming (11:09), Colorado State vs. UNLV (11:37), Oakland vs. IUPUI (13:34), Detroit vs. IUPUI (13:34), Vermont vs. Maine (15:26), Iowa vs. Purdue (17:48), Michigan State vs. Michigan (19:49), Creighton vs. Xavier (22:30), San Francisco vs. St. Mary's (24:41), Fresno State vs. Boise State (26:31), New Mexico State vs. Grand Canyon (28:22), UC Irvine vs. Cal Poly (30:13), Kansas vs. Kentucky (32:51), Alabama vs. Baylor (35:26) and Texas vs. Tennessee (36:58).
Public land turkey hunting in the "Pine Tree State" (Maine) and everything you need to get started. Season dates, regulations, where and how to hunt this state. Brett Ladeau joins me to share his knowledge of hunting the diverse terrain in Maine.
The birth rate in the United States declined for the sixth straight year in 2020, and according to the Pew Research Center, more people say they don't plan on having children. People are making that choice for a variety of reasons. Some are concerned about having children because of instability caused by climate change, political division and the COVID-19 pandemic. Others are concerned about the cost of child care, health care and education. And others are content being child-free and have no desire to have kids. MPR News host Angela Davis talks with a sociology professor and an author about why more people are choosing not to have children. Guests: Donna Freitas is a novelist and professor. Her most recent book is “The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano.” Amy Blackstone is a professor of sociology at the University of Maine and the author of the book “Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence.” Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.
My guest today is Katherine Gehl. She is part of the movement to protect and strengthen democracy by restructuring our election rules. Gehl is a former CEO of the food company her father started, which she sold in 2015 to focus on political reform. She founded the Institute for Political Innovation and co-wrote a book in 2020 with business consultant and author Michael Porter, “The Politics Industry,” in which they argue that political innovation is crucial to reversing the doom loop that American politics is stuck in currently.Gehl's main focus is final five voting. Alaska is the first state to do a version of this in their fall elections this year, though it's final four and not final five. Here's what that means: There will be no party primary in this new system. All candidates of all parties will run against one another in the August 16 primary contest. The primary will not be a ranked-choice election. The top four vote-getters will proceed to the Nov. 8 general election. Only then, in the fall election, will ranked-choice voting — also known as instant runoff voting — be implemented. Maine has used ranked choice voting statewide the last few years, and a growing number of cities and localities also are using the reform. New York City's mayoral contest was the most well known example of this last year. But no state has tried what Alaska will do this fall. The hope is that it will reduce the grip that each side's most intense partisans exercise on American elections through closed party primaries followed by plurality winners in general elections.You can read my full article on this here.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelonggame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Winter is the time of year where lakes from Maine to Minneapolis freeze over and kids strap on skates and get to go skating on the ice. Well, back in 1858, one of the kids you would have found on the ice, was a 15-year-old boy named Chester Greenwood. Chester had a problem that only an invention could solve! What was the invention? Tune in to find out!
This is Covid 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants, and new hotspots for January 25th, 2022.The head of the World Health Organization says it's a mistake to think Omicron is the last variant that will emerge. And as sorta proof, a sub-lineage of Omicron, BA.2, is under formal investigation by the UK Health Security Agency. 426 cases in the UK so far, and it's been spotted in the United States. It's called “stealth Omicron” because it can't be distinguished from other variants using PCR tests. So far, they feel current vaccinations work well against it. If you're wondering how often you need to clean the house, and yourself, Japanese scientists have found Omicron can survive longer than earlier strains on plastic surfaces and human skin. They say Omicron has a high "environmental stability" and that's what has helped it replace Delta as the dominant variant. It lasts about eight days on plastic, and 21.1 hours on skin.The FDA is revoking emergency use status for COVID antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly. The agency says the two don't work against Omicron. The drugs were bought by the federal government and have been administered to millions of Americans. Alternate therapies from Pfizer, Merck, and GlaxoSmithKline are still okay but are in short supply.We will continue using the term here in our report, but the CDC is trying to pivot the language from being “fully vaccinated” to being “up to date” with vaccination against COVID. Being up to date means you've gotten all the recommended shots at the intervals recommended. Which would make you fully vaccinated. But if it's time to have a booster and you haven't gotten it, you are not up to date, with no apparent repercussions for that yet. The damage done by COVID goes well beyond matters of health, both physical and mental. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year that was disrupted by the pandemic. That would end nearly two decades of nationwide progress toward getting more students graduated. Some states loosened standards, but the rate dropped anyway.In the United States, cases were up 2%, deaths are up 39%, and hospitalizations are up 18% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since January 14. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Ohio, Alaska, New York, Connecticut, and Tennessee. There are now over 27 million active cases in the United States, at 27,238,138.The five areas with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Alaska and Montana 93%. Wyoming 83%. Alabama 81%. And the U.S. Virgin Islands 79%. The top 10 areas with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Waukesha, WI. Dane, WI. Uvalde, TX. Nome Census Area, AK. Maverick, TX. Santa Cruz, AZ. Dimmit, TX. Randolph, IL. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. And Wyoming, WV. There have been at least 868,494 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 79.1%, Rhode Island at 78.4%, and Maine at 77.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Alabama at 49.2%, Wyoming at 49.6%, and Mississippi at 49.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 63.4%.Globally, cases were up 34% and deaths up 23% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since January 17. There are now over 67 million active cases around the world, at 67,479,089.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 465,154. India 255,874. France 108,481. Spain 101,810. And Germany 90,962. There have been 5,603,837 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this Minisode the girls take a look at Pornhub's year in review, and have Baddie Daddie explain some of these WILD search terms. Learn what 2021's top searches include, and where to find those sexy singles searching for you. Tracy plans a trip to Arkansas, while Jess heads for Maine. Become a VIP Baddie for even more Tray & J, only on patreon.com/badexamples! And support our sponsors! Visit Cheap Caribbean at www.cheapcaribbean.com, DipSea at dipseastories.com/badexamples, and Girlfriend Collective at girlfriend.com/badexamples. Remember to enter our show codes for your exclusive offers baddies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Chase and Ryan welcome to The Woodshed studios the leader of the Barnwood Builders, Mark Bowe. The guys talk about Mark's early formative work history, the craft of creating reality TV, and their shows' transition to Magnolia Network. From the Woodshed is a casual conversation with Chase Morrill and Ryan Eldridge from the Kennebec Cabin Company, the team that inspired the hit TV show Maine Cabin Masters. Topics range from the joys of Maine living to useful construction tips, while giving fans a behind-the-scenes flavor of their hit show.Brought to you by the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA), https://www.nelma.orgAlso brought you you by Hammond Lumber Company, your building project partner. https://www.hammondlumber.comAlso brought to you by Kennebec Savings Bank - Helping our local community save, thrive and grow for over 150 years.https://www.kennebecsavings.bank/And by Hero Media Network, connecting small businesses with new customers through engaging video and social media marketing.https://www.heromedianetwork.comMake sure to follow Kennebec Cabin Company on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop on all things Maine Cabin Masters:https://www.facebook.com/kennebeccabincompany/https://www.instagram.com/kennebec_cabin_company/
My guest is Pete Morse, who runs Red Vault Audio in Portland, Maine. In this episode, we discuss: Portland Studios Red Vault Audio WWF Working From Home Building a Studio at Home Studio Build Details Sketchy Contractors Camaraderie Mixing for Video Stock Music Creation Perfectionism MTV Influence Pink Floyd 0% Financing Streamdeck Worklife Balance Frozen Dance Partys SBA Counseling Family Communication Matt's Rant: More Backup Talk!Links and Show Notes Pete's Studio Pete on Instagram Pete on Linkedin Synology WCA on Instagram Connect with Matt on Linkedin Current sponsors & promos Credits Guest: Pete Morse Host: Matt Boudreau Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
To kick off season 4 of the podcast we have on the queen of the coop herself - Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily. Lisa has been raising chickens naturally for over a decade on her Fresh Eggs Daily Blog and shares with us all about how you can get started with your first backyard flock. We love her down-to-earth advice on using herbs and natural means to care for your hens. Lisa was and continues to be incredibly generous with her knowledge and insight on chicken care so be sure to tune in! With an audience of nearly a million followers that spans the globe, 5th generation chicken keeper and "eggspert" Lisa Steele is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural poultry-keeping advice on the internet, and one of the most influential players in the backyard chicken keeping community. Carrying on her time-honored family tradition (she grew up across the street from her grandparents chicken farm in Massachusetts), Lisa is also a Maine Master Gardener, avid DIYer, and accomplished "coop to kitchen" cook using fresh eggs from her coop and fresh produce and herbs from her gardens on the farm in central Maine she shares with her husband, their corgi, tuxedo cat, and a mixed flock of nearly two dozen chickens, ducks, and geese. With more than 130,000 copies of her six books in print, making her one of the most popular top-selling poultry authors of all time, Lisa is currently working on her seventh - an egg cookbook titled The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook which will be published by the Harper Horizon division of HarperCollins in February 2022. Preorder the cookbook at this link! Episode topics: How to process chicken manure for compost What does raising chickens naturally mean? What does it look like in practice? How to raise and maintain a healthy flock Beginner chicken keeping tips Winter chicken care tips What to do with leftover plastic feed bags? Lisa's favorite herbs she grows for her chickens Lisa's favorite chicken breed Lisa's Brewer's Yeast + Garlic Supplement for hens and ducks To have or not to have roosters? What to do with all those eggs? Lisa's new cookbook The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook Stay in touch with Lisa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and her website. Learn more about Green Willow Homestead's A-frame Mobile Chicken Tractor Build Plans
This is Covid 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants, and new hotspots for January 24th, 2022.So with things winding down for the moment, just how many more boosters are we going to need? The CEO of Pfizer says a once a year shot should eventually do the trick, and that would, for any number of reasons, be preferable to a booster shot needed every four months. He said Pfizer could be ready to file for approval of a redesigned vaccine to fight Omicron, and mass produce it, as soon as March.But in Israel, they're a fan of boosters. Their Health Ministry said a fourth dose given to people over 60 made them 3x more resistant to serious illness than triple-vaccinated people in the same age group. In fact, Israel's green pass is no longer considered a viable indicator of protection because it only shows three shots. Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District were already required to stay masked throughout the school day but now many parents are being told, “your kid's mask isn't good enough.” Students are now prohibited from wearing cloth masks. They must wear "well-fitting, non-cloth masks with a nose wire" both indoors and outdoors. You've heard people say it. “Everybody's just gonna have to get it.” Well, if that's true, how close are we to every American having had COVID? Turns out not even a little bit close. Only one in five have been infected since the pandemic began. That number is likely much higher because of bad data and unreported cases, but it'd still be a long way from “everybody got it.”You're probably going to love me after I tell you this. New research shows red wine could help make you more resistant to Covid. Apparently, those who drink more than five glasses a week had a 17% lower risk. White wine drinkers who have one to four glasses a week had an 8% lower risk. Sorry beer drinkers, you have an almost 28% higher chance of getting Covid, no matter how much you drink.In the United States, cases were up 2%, deaths are up 39%, and hospitalizations are up 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since January 14. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Ohio, Alaska, New York, Connecticut, and Tennessee. There are now over 26 million active cases in the United States, at 26,671,065.The five areas with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Montana 91%. Alaska 86%. Wyoming 82%. Alabama 81%. And the U.S. Virgin Islands 78%. The top 10 areas with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Waukesha, WI. Dane, WI. Uvalde, TX. Nome Census Area, AK. Maverick, TX. Santa Cruz, AZ. Dimmit, TX. Randolph, IL. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. And Wyoming, WV. There have been at least 866,540 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 79%, Rhode Island at 78.3%, and Maine at 77.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Alabama at 49%, Wyoming at 49.6%, and Mississippi at 49.8%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 63.2%.Globally, cases were up 32% and deaths up 21% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since January 17. There are now over 66 million active cases around the world, at 66,958,038.The five countries with the most new cases: India 306,064. France 301,614. The United States 197,374. Italy 138,860. And Brazil 84,230. There have been 5,595,967 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Covid 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Covid 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 years is a long time to wait for answers in an unsolved homicide, but in 2019 the family of 20-year old Sophie Sergie finally had a glimmer of hope that closure was possible. Familial DNA evidence led cold case investigators from Alaska all the way to Auburn, Maine and to the doorstep of the man now charged with the murder of Sophie Sergie. The trial of Steven H. Downs began in January 2022 and continues as we speak. If you haven't tuned into part I of Sophie Sergie's story, please pause here and turn back one episode, because in this episode, you'll hear about the evidence, the admitted mistakes, and the list of alternative suspects that the defense says will change your mind about who committed this violent crime. At the end of it all, we all just want one thing – Justice for Sophie Sergie and peace for her family. Sources are listed at darkdowneast.com.
We're back! This week we're covering some listener requests. Let's check out the hauntings in Fort Worth, Texas and the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Kaytlyn covers hear home and haunted state of Maine. To get your Ghoul Friends gear, head over to ghoulfriendspod.redbubble.com Got a spooky tale? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can find us on Instagram (ghoulfriendspodcast), on Facebook (Ghoul Friends Podcast) or send us a message at email@example.com
January 24, 2022 - What happens when an acclaimed author on figures from George Washington and James Madison to Aaron Burr and Andrew Johnson, turns his historical searchlight inward to his own family's American story? David O. Stewart does just that in his novel The New Land, Book One of the Overstreet Saga. This is attorney-turned-author David O. Stewart's fifth appearance on the show. I previously caught up with him to chat about his non-fiction books George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father, Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, and the epic, American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America. We also discussed The Lincoln Deception, a novel in his Fraser and Cook Historical Mysteries. David's new trilogy lands on the rocky shore of Broad Bay, Maine, in 1753, where we meet Johann Oberstrasse, a Hessian mercenary who's had enough of war after being hired out to the King of England. Johann's wife, Christiane, resolves that their son will never march in his father's footsteps. But the New World brings old problems, challenging the rebranded Overstreet family's longing for a peaceful life. Find our guests at DavidOStewart.com, or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Special thanks to Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D, who submitted a question for David about Washington's biggest regrets. Watch or listen to our conversation about her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.