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Of Myth and Mercy is a true crime podcast with a real modus operandi of its own: We do our best to focus on obscure, lesser-known cases, events, subject matter, and incidents, specifically ones involving the marginalized of society.

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Why Public Outcry Put Over the "Fabulous" Moolah
<p><span style="color: #cc99ff;"><strong>The Life of the Fabulous Moolah.</strong></span></p> <p>After overwhelming disapproval and dissent by the public at large at their goal of paying homage to the Fabulous Moolah with a bout at Wrestlemania in March 2018, the WWF conceded to popular opinion and changed their plans. Though she was technically a heel/villain, the outcry wasn't about her as a wrestling. Taking advantage of her students isn't the only abhorrent thing the First Goddess of the Squared Circle did to make herself genuinely and profoundly disliked.</p> <p> <img style= "display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src= "https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/106912/fabulous-moolah.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="225" /> </p> <p><span style="color: #cc99ff;"><strong>Why a Legendary, Hall of Fame Wrestler was Put Over By Public Outrage</strong></span></p> <p>The Fabulous Moolah sexually and financially exploited women and girls. She ruined countless lives even those who idolized her and pursued careers to imitate Moolah. She held the Women's Wrestling Championship throne for a total of almost 30 years, and she wrestled alongside her best friend against wrestler Victoria in next to nothing in her mid-70s without fear.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #cc99ff;"><strong>"I Want Money! I want Moolah!"</strong></span></p> <p>The story of a particularly influential wrestler whose reputation is polarizing, at best and at worst.The WWE nearly honored her legacy with a battle royal last month. But the public’s fury put over that notion. This episode is about the reasons behind all the genuine, real life heat for the acclaimed women’s wrestler, wrestling trainer, and the record holder for being the Divas champion in the WWE, first goddess of the squared circle, the Fabulous Moolah.</p> <p> </p> <h2><span style="color: #cc99ff;"><strong>PROMOS FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:</strong></span></h2> <p>The <a href="https://maulpodcast.podbean.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">M.A.U.L. Podcast</a> and <a href= "https://audioboom.com/channel/the-true-crime-enthusiast-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">True Crime Enthusiast</a>!</p> <hr /> <h2><strong>TOLL-FREE CRISIS HOTLINE NUMBERS</strong></h2> <p><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:</strong> 1(800) 273-8255 (online chat available)<br /> The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</p> <p><strong>Crisis Text Line:</strong> Text START to 741-741<br /> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):</strong> 1(800)656-HOPE)<br /> The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. (For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</p> <p><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline:</strong> 1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)<br /> They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. (For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</p> <h2><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></h2> <p><strong>The Trevor Project:</strong> 1(866) 488-7386<br /> The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.</p> <p><strong>The GLBT National Hotline</strong> (age 26&up): 1(888)843-4564<br /> The GLBT National Youth Talkline(youth serving youth through age 25): 1(800)246-7743<br /> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><strong>Pride Institute:</strong> 1 (800) 547-7433<br /> Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e13: Jon Burge - A Legacy of Torture & Injustice
<p>Jon Burge, a decorated former police commander and his overnight crew of cops torture confessions out of over 330 detainees over the course of decades. It took years and years for the baddie brigade's shameful misdeeds to be exposed, causing death row convictions, life-sentences, and more to be overturned... Costing Chicago taxpayers a STILL GROWING estimate of over $130 million dollars in settlements and wrongful conviction payouts, Burge's legacy of injustice continues.</p> <p>As the Of Myth and Mercy season 1 finale, this episode discusses the ever-present, still ongoing, and increasingly costly consequences to Chicago, Illinois... All while Jon Burge & his cohorts suffer little to no punishment for their unjustifiable misdeeds.</p> <p>Tuesday, April 10th, 2018's episode about the very real abuses and horrific acts perpetrated by a WWE honoree. The new episode is the first of our new season and it comes with a whole lot of awesome newness which we hope you enjoy!</p> <p><strong>Promos featured in this episode:<br /></strong>The <a href="http://www.thatsweird.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">That's Weird podcast</a> & the <a href="http://allcrimenocattle.podbean.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">All Crime, No Cattle podcast</a>.</p> <p>----------------------</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style= "text-decoration: underline; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></span></p> <p><a href= "https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong>The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /> </strong> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong>They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style= "text-decoration: underline; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong>The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.<br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /> </strong> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</em> Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e12: Maddie Clifton and Joshua Philips - A Kid Killed By a Kid
<p>When it comes to crime, Floridians seem to be a fertile ground for crimes to be either highly entertaining and ridiculous or especially gruesome and horrific. Maddie Clifton's case, one of a preteen being killed by her teenage neighbor, Joshua Philips, is a tragic example of the latter.</p> <p>After decades in prison for taking Maddie's life, Joshua is now an adult and displays remorse, regret, and sorrow. He files appeals and is an ongoing catalyst in conversations about how to ethically, acceptably, and successfully sentence minors who commit serious crimes. Was he too young to understand the depths of murder? Was it an accident a still developing mind didn't know how to handle appropriately? Was Joshua simply evil? And... Is he still? </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Featuring promos from <a href= "https://soundcloud.com/nothingrhymeswithmurder" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nothing Rhymes with Murder</a> (beginning of episode) and <a href="http://paranormalreport.us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paranormal Report</a> (end of episode).</strong> Check both of them out for a healthy dose of great dialogue and subject matter!</p> <p> </p> <p>------------------------------------</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #ff6600;"><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></span><br /> <br /> <a href="https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong>The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /> </strong> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong>They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong>The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.<br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /> </strong> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</em> Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e11: Latasha Harlins, 25 years later. Say her name.
<p>In the years following the senseless murder of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins, her name and existence seemed to disappear from media and history. Even the woman convicted of her murder managed to slide away with little to no consequence. But for those who participated in those paramount 4 days of political unrest in 1992, Latasha and Rodney King were the names spray-painted, burned, and etched into the walls of Los Angeles. Latasha Harlins was the last spark after repeated injustices, and Rodney King was a final fire from years of racialized violence in southern California... One ignited the other, and together they lit a fuse which set the city of Angels into a justified and chaotic upheaval. </p> <p>Cassandra and Alice discuss the history leading up to, one nearly forgotten catalyst, and the shameful way one judge's horrendous idea of justice which set the L.A. riots in motion...</p> <p>Latasha Harlins, 25 years later. Say her name.</p> <p>------------------</p> <p>This episode features a promo for <a href= "https://audioboom.com/channels/4932184" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">the Blood on the Rocks podcast</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style= "border-width: 3px; margin: 5px;" src= "https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/106912/62862209_f9bd01c3-7811-4167-ac4e-7f4d489bc661.png" alt="" width="250" height="253" /></p> <p>------------------</p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></p> <p><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:</strong> 1(800) 273-8255 (online chat available)<br /> The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</p> <p><strong>Crisis Text Line:</strong> Text START to 741-741<br /> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):</strong> 1(800)656-HOPE)<br /> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. (For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</p> <p><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline:</strong> 1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)<br /> They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. (For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</p> <p><br /> <strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><strong>The Trevor Project:</strong> 1(866) 488-7386<br /> The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.</p> <p><strong>The GLBT National Hotline</strong> (age 26&up): 1(888)843-4564<br /> The GLBT National Youth Talkline(youth serving youth through age 25): 1(800)246-7743<br /> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><strong>Pride Institute:</strong> 1 (800) 547-7433<br /> Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e10: Jessica Kate Williams
<p>When a young black woman with disabilities is found murdered in East Portland, veteran homicide investigators are left reeling. The scene reveals an especially depraved murder... Committing what they suspect was their 4th victim. <br /> <br /> A total of 13 people were arrested. Only 3 of them were over 18. The eldest, who was the street family's "father," leads the transient street kids with their mohawks and patches into a life described as "Lord of the Rings on Meth," murder, and infamy.<br /> <br /> This week we discuss the tragic loss of a young woman lovingly referred to as Giggles due to her cheer and warmth. Jessica Kate Williams deserves to be recognized instead of lost to history, and she deserves to be remembered.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></p> <p><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:</strong> 1(800) 273-8255 (online chat available)<br /> The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</p> <p><strong>Crisis Text Line:</strong> Text START to 741-741<br /> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):</strong> 1(800)656-HOPE)<br /> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. (For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</p> <p><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline:</strong> 1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)<br /> They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. (For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</p> <p><br /> <strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><strong>The Trevor Project:</strong> 1(866) 488-7386<br /> The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.</p> <p><strong>The GLBT National Hotline</strong> (age 26&up): 1(888)843-4564<br /> The GLBT National Youth Talkline(youth serving youth through age 25): 1(800)246-7743<br /> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><strong>Pride Institute:</strong> 1 (800) 547-7433<br /> Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e09: Lin "Spit" Newborn and Daniel Shersty
<p>In 1998, Lin "Spit" Newborn and Daniel Shersty were brutally gunned down in the Las Vegas desert by Neo-Nazis. In the years after their murder, however, despite an abundance of both evidence and eyewitnesses, only one man has ever been convicted for his part in their murders.</p> <p>Although almost twenty years have passed, the darker undercurrents of American society that led to the violence still plague us today.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></p> <p><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:</strong> 1(800) 273-8255 (online chat available)<br /> The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</p> <p><strong>Crisis Text Line:</strong> Text START to 741-741<br /> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):</strong> 1(800)656-HOPE)<br /> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. (For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</p> <p><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline:</strong> 1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)<br /> They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. (For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</p> <p><br /> <strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><strong>The Trevor Project:</strong> 1(866) 488-7386<br /> The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.</p> <p><strong>The GLBT National Hotline</strong> (age 26&up): 1(888)843-4564<br /> The GLBT National Youth Talkline(youth serving youth through age 25): 1(800)246-7743<br /> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><strong>Pride Institute:</strong> 1 (800) 547-7433<br /> Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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s01e08: The Noida Double Murder
<p>India is a country with a rich culture, complex and interesting history, and mystery. </p> <p>Two horrific murders under the same roof go unsolved due to years of grossly mishandled evidence and public scrutiny. Successful parents go from suspects, to convicts, to exonerated. But who is guilty? And why? </p> <p>This episode's case was requested by the incredible Robin Warder, host of <a title="The Trail Went Cold podcast" href= "http://trailwentcold.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Trail Went Cold podcast</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong>The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /> </strong> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong>They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong>The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.<br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /> </strong> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</em> Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e07: Aum Shinrikyo - Doomsday Cult (Part 2)
<p>Aum Shinrikyo changed our lives forever but not as many people know about the Japan-based doomsday cult. You heard about their foundations and origin in part 1. Hear about their devastation in this, part 2 of our two part special. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong>The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /> </strong> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong>They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong>The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.<br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /> </strong> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</em> Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e06: Aum Shinrikyo - Doomsday Cult (Part 1)
<p>Aum Shinrikyo changed our lives forever but not as many people know about the Japan-based doomsday cult. Hear about how they started, how they became a cult, and how they became notorious in our first two part episode.</p> <p>Stay tuned until the end for a secret from Cassandra! And let us know what you think of our new production style.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong>The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /> </strong> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong>They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong>The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.<br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /> </strong> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</em> Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e05: Cathy Woods and Michelle Mitchell
<p>After 35 years serving time for a murder she didn't commit, Cathy Woods was exonerated when DNA evidence cleared her of Michelle Mitchell's killing. It sounds like a happy ending, but the investigation and trial make it clear police departments in two separate states didn't care about finding justice. The second episode where mistreatment of a mentally ill person results in the unacceptable.... And a possible serial killer and convicted rapist is irrefutably linked.</p> <p>After a guilty conviction in 1980 was overturned, Woods was resentenced in 1985. When she was finally released in 2014, she held the longest sentence served before being exonerated.</p> <p>This case was requested by Sara at the conclusion of our interview about Jason Eschevarria's death at Riker's Island (Episode #3). Thank you again, Sara! </p> <p>Kamron and Cassandra discuss the case and discuss the next episode we have in store for you to be released Tuesday, December 26th. If you celebrate holidays this month, we have good news: it isn't about murder or mayhem... Or at least, not exactly.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style= "text-decoration: underline; font-size: 14pt;"><span style= "color: #3366ff; text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></span></span><br /> <br /> <a href="https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong>The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /> </strong> The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong>They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong>The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.<br /> <br /> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /> </strong> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /> </strong> Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong><em>Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</em> Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</p>
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s01e04: The Brutal Murder of Brandon Teena
<p><strong>Brandon Teena</strong>'s legacy lives on beyond the blockbuster Hollywood dramatization which won praise, as well as an an Academy Award for Hilary Swank's portrayal of the transgender man. His untimely and brutal end helped pave the way for hate crime laws to be updated and include under their umbrella those of the LGBTQIA+ community.</p> <p>While the movie, <em>Boys Don't Cry</em>, may be alluring and provocative, the incidents leading up to the actual event, as well as the mishandled investigation and disputable attitudes during the aftermath of the rape and murder don't need to be exaggerated for us to cover here at oMaM.</p> <p><strong>* Correction on this episode: Danica Roem was not the first person who is transgender to be elected to the senate/house. Althea Garrison holds this honor and won a seat over 25 years ago. We apologize for this oversight. *</strong></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style= "text-decoration: underline; font-size: 14pt;"><span style= "color: #3366ff;"><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers</strong></span></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><a href= "https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/"><strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800) 273-8255</strong> <strong>(online chat available)</strong><strong><br /></strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><a href= "http://www.crisistextline.org/"><strong>Crisis Text Line</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>Text</strong> <strong><em>START</em></strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>741-741</strong><strong><br /></strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.</span></p> <p><a href="https://rainn.org/"><strong>Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)656-HOPE)</strong><strong><br /></strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.</span> <strong>(For TTY services, call 1(800)810-7440)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thehotline.org/"><strong>U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(800)799-7233 (Eng. & Span.)</strong><strong><br /></strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.</span> <strong>(For TTY services, call: 1(800)787-3224)</strong><strong><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><span style= "text-decoration: underline; font-size: 14pt;"><span style= "color: #993366;"><strong>FOR LGBTQIA2SA+</strong></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/"><strong>The Trevor Project</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(866) 488-7386</strong><strong><br /></strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National</strong></a> <a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>Hotline</strong></a> <strong><em>(age 26&up)</em></strong><strong>:</strong> <strong>1(888)843-4564</strong><strong><br /></strong><a href= "http://www.glbthotline.org/hotline.html"><strong>The</strong></a> <a href="http://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html"><strong>GLBT National Youth Talkline</strong></a><strong><em>(youth serving youth through age 25):</em></strong> <strong>1(800)246-7743</strong><strong><br /></strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.</span></p> <p><a href="http://pride-institute.com/"><strong>Pride Institute</strong></a><strong>:</strong> <strong>1 (800) 547-7433</strong><strong><br /></strong> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.</span></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style= "font-size: 8pt;"><strong><em>Source for hotline numbers/contact methods:</em></strong> <em><br /> PFLAG’s website, located at:</em> <a href= "http://pflag.org"><strong><em>http://pflag.org</em></strong></a></span></p>
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s01e03: Jason Echevarria's Death at Riker's Island
<p>We have our first interview with Sara, a former employee at Riker's Island Correctional Facility in NYC. She talks about her experiences there, specifically one in which she testified in a front of a Federal Grand Jury about the negligence which head to the horrific death of mentally ill detainee Jason Echevarria. </p> <p><strong>Toll-Free Crisis Numbers:</strong></p> <p><strong>For North America/USA:</strong><br /> <strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong><br /> Call 1-800-273-8255</p> <p><strong>National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong><br /> 1-800-799-7233<br /> 1-800-787-3224 (TTY for Deaf/hard of hearing)</p> <p><strong>Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong><br /> 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)</p>
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s01e02 : The Mysterious Fate of Annie McCann
<p><strong>Annie McCann </strong>was a happy, picture-perfect 16 year old girl from a picturesque and affluent suburban home... Or so it seemed. As it goes, there are sides to all of us we keep hidden but these secrets we keep don't always lead to danger, mystery, or our death. </p> <p>Today, Halloween, 2017, marks the 9 year anniversary of her curious journey and ultimate fate.</p> <p><a href="http://thegenerationwhypodcast.com">The Generation Why podcast</a> covered this case only a couple months ago and the response was immediate. Justin suggested Kamron and Cassandra take a stab at it from a different perspective. </p> <p>Cassandra even went so far as to hunt down numerous medical and academic texts, compiling them in <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/ofmythandmercy/McCann.pdf">this document (pdf)</a> available for you to download and investigate yourself.  </p> <p>Also, enjoy a small homage honoring the GenWhy 'pod people' for their 5 year anniversary of casting! </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Toll Free Crisis Hotlines For North America/USA:</strong><br /> <strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong><br /> 1-800-273-8255</p> <p><strong>National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong><br /> 1-800-799-7233<br /> 1-800-787-3224 (TTY for Deaf/hard of hearing)</p> <p><strong>Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong><br /> 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)</p>
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s01e01: Paul Durousseau
<p><strong>Paul Durousseau</strong> was tall, attractive, charming, and unfortunately, a manipulative serial killer who dehumanized women he victimized. There are questions still lingering about the former military man but what is known unfolds to be a horror for Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida.<br /> <br /> Breaking the false notion of black men of color being serial killers, and worse yet, targeting those in some of the most marginalized communities of America without regard or remorse, Kamron and Cassandra discuss a horror from the city they currently call home for the first episode.<br /> <br /> We are looking forward to hearing any and all feedback and input from everyone who listens! Please feel encouraged to reach out to us through any of the links to our social media and other contact pages. Thanks for checking us out and enjoy our double episode premier.<br /> <br /> <strong>Toll Free Crisis Hotlines For North America/USA:</strong><br /> <strong>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</strong><br /> 1-800-273-8255</p> <p><strong>National Domestic Violence Hotline</strong><br /> 1-800-799-7233<br /> 1-800-787-3224 (TTY for Deaf/hard of hearing)</p> <p><strong>Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)</strong><br /> 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)</p>
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