Ep. 40 - Killing Lincoln (and Getting Away With It)
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We've been told that John Wilkes Booth murdered President Abraham Lincoln at Fords' Theater. But did he? Could he have gotten away with it? New research done in conjunction with the private investigators has brought forth a new theory: Maybe he didn't?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 39 - The Microwave Attack on America: Could You Be Next?
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Ray guns, death rays, laser beams, blaster cannons. They go by many names. You wouldn't be alone to assume these space weapons are relegated to the world of fiction and don’t actually cause chaos in the real world. Tonight, listeners, we speak of an actual ray gun attack that happened in 2016 to American diplomats in Cuba. Tonight’s episode aims to solve the mysteries of; what types of weapons were used in these attacks, who used them and most importantly, why.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 38 - Naked Justice: The Mysterious Mexican Vigilante
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If your city was suddenly besieged by crime wave what would you do? What would you do if gangs, murderers and rapists took control of your neighborhood, threatened your family’s safety, menaced your home and where hell bent on destroying everything you hold dear.Would you cry, run, hide? Or would you stand and FIGHT! Tonight, we tell the crime infested Mexican municipality of Puerto Vallarta and one mysterious vigilante who has decided to fight back.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 37 - Lost in Space: The Misadventures of Russian Cosmonauts
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Space. The final frontier. If you’ve seen it in movies or by looking up at the sky during the nighttime, you’ve probably noticed how big it is. How does anyone find their way around up there? The Russians wondered that themselves in the late 1950s. Are there humans out there now, living among the stars? Lost in space? Find out the answers to that amazing question and more on this week's episode, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 36 - Jack the Ripper
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The industrial revolution is in fuel steam and while wealth and luxury had grow exponentially for the ruling class, the bulk of London was basically an overcrowded slum, with poverty and crime running rampant. Tonight, we will discuss the notorious murderer known as Jack the Ripper. You’ve heard the name BUT do you know the story? We’ll see if we can finally solve what the FBI, MI6, Hollywood and numerous authors have failed to solve.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 35 - The Murdered Man on the Shores of Australia
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What you are about to embark upon is a journey into the heart of Australia, a land in which everything wants to kill you. Which is exactly what happened to one poor fellow. A gentleman who just so happened to find himself, dead, deceased and rotting on a beach. But this murdered chap is quite unlike any other corpse you have ever heard of. The murdered gentlemen we are going to tell you of tonight sparked Australia’s largest murder investigation, involves espionage, poison and most intriguing, the man we are going to tell you of has never been identified. Join us, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 34 - Dark, Mysterious & Deadly: Voodoo

In 1970's rural Alabama, lived a charismatic preacher and voodoo enthusiast named Reverend Willie Maxwell. Despite his charms - or maybe because of them - death seemed to follow him like a shadow. Involved in 3 murder cases as a key suspect and eventually acquitted on all charges. Coincidence or voodoo? Find out, won't you?

Benjamin PoteskyComment
Ep. 33 - Colonel Tomb: A Vietnamese Mystery
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In the heat of the Vietnam war, whispers of an enemy ace as fierce and deadly as any plane in the skies began to circulate in the U.S. Air Force. Colonel Tomb, they called him, as you would certainly meet your grave should you greet him in the air. But who was he? WHAT was he? Was he even real? Well lets find out. I definitely think so, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 32 - Avocados, Mexican Drug Cartels and You
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Tonight we examine a story involving kidnapping, extortion, murder, fast cars, sex with supermodels, billions of dollars changing hands and America’s neighbor to the south, Mexico. If you think we’re about to talk about the cocaine trade, well, you’re a racist. Tonight listeners, we talk about the lucrative Mexican avocado trade and how the some of the nations most brutal drug cartels may have taken control of this almost $2 billion dollar industry.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 31 - Murder, Cover-up, and Nuclear Power: The Death of Karen Silkwood
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Nuclear technology. It has the power to destroy entire civilizations and light our cities. When most of us think about nuclear technology we imagine the end of all life on earth in a fiery blaze of destruction. But is it safe to work with on a daily basis? Karen Silkwood didn’t think so. Tonight on Drunk Mysteries we take a deep dive into the mystery that the nuclear industry doesn’t want you to hear. Tonight we investigate the life, times and death of Karen Silkwood and attempt to finally solve what could have been a nuclear murder.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 30 - The Swedish Crown Jewels Have Been Stolen!
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Very recently, on July 31st 2018, 17th century Swedish Crown jewels were taken from a cathedral near Lake Malar. Possibly inspired by the movies of Ocean's Eleven and the Italian Job, these thieves made there getaway by jet ski (probably). But where are they now and what are they plotting next?! Join us, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
EP. 29 - Bela Kiss: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Serial Killer
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Neighbors. For the most part, we all have them and in all likeliness, they seem  to be normal, friendly people. But take a second and ponder, ‘how well do I really know my neighbors? What are their names? What do do they do for work? What are they into sexually?’ These are questions that we no longer ask ourselves as America’s sense of community evaporates.
Tonight, our mystery is about a man who could have been anyone’s neighbor and he went and murdered 24 people and pickled them in alcohol. Join us, won't  you?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 28 - The Creepy, Unsettling, No Good Denver Airport
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Even before The Denver International Airport opened in 1995, even when it was a mere blueprint, it was the subject of countless conspiracy theories, suspicions, intrigue and terror. To this day, this notoriously bizarre airport is shrouded in secrecy, riddled with weird statues and creepy art, and is swamped in myth. Join us tonight as we discover the truth, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
EP. 27 - Jolly Jane Toppan: The Killer Nurse with Special Guests: Tawnie Lynn and Field Agent Kassi
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Nurses. Most people think of them as the epitome of kindness, compassion and selflessness. For most people it is hard to imagine that anyone who enters the nursing field could have anything but the noblest of intentions. For almost all nurses, this is true. But tonight on Drunk Mysteries, we examine “Jolly” Jane Toppan - the world’s most infamous female serial killer and a nurse who abandoned nursing’s noble intentions for nefarious deeds.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 26 - The Texarkana Moonlight Murders
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Just after the 2nd world war, in 1946, between the wide open landscape where Texas meets Arkansas - known endearingly to the locals as Texarkana - a spree of grizzly murders took place. This killing spree would wash a creeping sense of dread across the rural expanse. To put simply, the actions of one evil and nefarious person drove the lightly populated county into a state of panic. Neighbors no longer trusted each other, children weren’t allowed to explore freely, and for a few weeks they suspected everyone around them to be capable of murder. The killer would never be caught or apprehended. Join us, won't you?

 

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 25 - Abducted by Aliens: Betty and Barney Hill
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For thousands of years humans have been plagued a startling string of events. Evidence can be found of this phenomenon from victims, police reports, the bible itself and even cave paintings: extra terrestrial abductions. The American public would however remain largely unaware of this terrifying phenomenon until it happened to an outstanding American married couple during a routine drive. Tonight on what could be the most terrifying of Drunk Mysteries to date, we talk about the Alien Abduction Barney and Betty Hill - America’s first reported alien abduction.

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 24 - Mayoral Candidate Alex Strenger Questions the Moon Landing (and other musings)
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On a very special episode of Drunk Mysteries, we interview Austin mayoral candidate Alex Strenger. A local firebrand, Alex is no stranger to questioning what he is told nor hesitating to give his opinions. His platforms include but are not limited to: equipping law enforcement with flamethrowers instead of guns, construction of a dome around the city to prohibit California refugees, and a passionate opposition to attempts to bring an MLS franchise to Austin. Join us as we question the fabric of reality, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 23 - Flight 19 & the Bermuda Triangle
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What does it mean to be lost? Our mystery tonight is about a team of brave pilots who would find themselves lost and trapped in the clutches of the world's deadliest triangle. This brave squadron of bomber pilots would become inexplicably disoriented and would fail to follow even the simplest of directions only to disappear without any trace. Join us tonight as we solve this mystery and possibly save the world, won't you?

Benjamin Potesky
Ep. 22 - The Ghost Ship of the Malaccan Straits
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Over 50 years ago in the distant far east Malaccan Straits, a mysterious vessel sent out a cryptic distress call. Upon arrival, what the rescue crew would find would shake them to their cores and question their grip on reality. The barrier between the living and beyond remains shockingly thin. Join us, wont you?

Benjamin Potesky