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Episode 25- The Jeremy Thorpe Affair

8/7/2018
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In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the President of the Liberal Party and Member of Parliament, went on trial charged with the attempted murder of Norman Scott. Scott had claimed for years that he'd had an affair with Thorpe in the 1960's during a time when homosexuality was illegal in the UK. It was believed that Thorpe had arranged a hit on Scott in an attempt to silence him before he ruined Thorpe's political career. Were the allegations true, or was it all a story made up by Scott to ruin the...

Duration:00:42:59

Episode 24- Frozen and Left for Dead, the Teri Jendusa-Nicolai Story

7/10/2018
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Teri Jendusa-Nicolai lived to tell her story of domestic abuse. After a horrific attack by her ex-husband, David Larsen, Teri was left to die in a garbage can filled with snow. What could drive a man to attack his ex-wife three years to the day after their divorce? Listen as we discuss this amazing story of survival. Facebook Page @NPOFPOD Twitter- @not_podcast Email- notperfectorfunctional@gmail.com Website- notperfectorfunctional.com We've launched our Patreon page! If you'd like...

Duration:00:48:13

Episode 23- An Astronaut's Crimes, The Lisa Nowak Story

6/18/2018
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What could drive an accomplished, brilliant, female astronaut to drive 900 miles, and then attack another woman? Lisa Nowak had recently completed a thirteen day shuttle mission to space, when she attacked Colleen Shipman in the parking lot of the Orlando Airport. Was the ultimate plan kidnap and murder? This case is definitely out of this world! Facebook Page @NPOFPOD Twitter- @not_podcast Email- notperfectorfunctional@gmail.com Website- notperfectorfunctional.com We've launched our...

Duration:00:41:29

Abuse of Power- The Baillie Gibson Story

5/29/2018
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Baillie Gibson was recruited to the University of Arizona because of the state records she held for the discus and shot put. She never thought that she would end up in a sexual relationship relationship, that she contends was not consensual, with the coach that recruited her, Craig Carter. When Gibson attempted to break it off, Carter would stalk, and physically assault Gibson. Listen as we discuss this case about the abuse of power between an athlete and her coach. We've launched our...

Duration:00:45:40

Episode 21- Crimecon and Chlamydia Koalas

5/15/2018
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On this special bonus episode, we're completely off-script discussing our trip to Crimecon that was held in Nashville, Tennessee. We give some insight on the convention, discuss what we did, and who we saw. Listen as we talk about our adventures and recount our visit with Mark's family after the convention! Facebook Page- @NPOFPOD Twitter-@not_podcast Email- notperfectorfunctional@gmail.com Website- notperfectorfunctional.com We've launched our Patreon page! If you'd like to help...

Duration:01:02:40

Episode 20-The Double Life of Paige Birgfeld

4/23/2018
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Paige Birgfeld, a 34 year old mom of three, went missing on June 28th, 2007 from Grand Junction, Colorado. As the police investigated her disappearance, they would learn that Paige was not only a typical soccer mom, and pre-school dance school owner, but that she also led a secret life as a high-end escort. Were one of her two ex-husbands involved, or was someone from her secret life to blame? Facebook Page- @NPOFPOD Twitter-@not_podcast Email- notperfectorfunctional@gmail.com Website-...

Duration:00:36:39

Episode 19-False Confessions -The Murder of Antwinica Bridgeman

4/12/2018
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In November 1994, 19 year old Antwinica Bridgeman was found raped and murdered. Her murder would lead to the wrongful conviction of two men that would spend 23 years behind bars for a murder they did not commit. Learn how this happened, and how the Whitesox baseball team would play a part in the life of one of the men, Nevest Coleman, after he was released. Facebook Page- @NPOFPOD Twitter-@not_podcast Email- notperfectorfunctional@gmail.com Website-...

Duration:00:48:28

Episode 18- Murder in the Bahamas and the Orphan on the Ocean

3/20/2018
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In November 1961, a week long sailing trip by the Dupperault family in the Bahamas would end in the murder of all but one member of the family. People around the world would marvel at the story of survival of eleven year old Terry Jo who was found after four days alone at sea on a tiny float. Who killed the family, and why? Listen as we discuss this story of true crime, bravery, and miracles. Books: Alone Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard D. Logan and Tere Duperrault Fassbender Facebook...

Duration:00:47:40

Seventeen's Just a Number- Bad Dad, The Rae Carruth Story

3/5/2018
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Rae Carruth, once a first round NFL draft pick of the Carolina Panthers, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of involvement in the murder of Cherica Adams. Cherica was eight months pregnant with Carruth's son at the time she was shot. Listen as we discuss the events leading up to the murder, and the consequences that changed the lives of all involved. Facebook Page-@NPOFPOD Twitter-@not_podcast Email- notperfectorfunctional@gmail.com Website-...

Duration:00:49:57

Sixteen years of marriage- The Murder of Viki Lozano

2/19/2018
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In this episode, we discuss the death of Viki Lozano, the wife of Denton, Texas police detective, Bobby Lozano. The day after their 16th wedding anniversary, Viki is found dead in her bed with a gunshot wound to the chest. Was this a murder, an accident or a suicide? The investigation would reveal a well known secret, Bobby was a serial cheater. Could this be the reason for Viki's death? Because of the efforts of one local newspaper reporter, Donna Fielder, the truth about Viki's death...

Duration:01:05:15

15 Minutes of Fame- The Kidnappings of Jennifer Wilbanks and Quinn Gray

2/5/2018
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Two women go missing, one while out for an evening jog in Georgia, the other abducted from her $4M waterfront home in Florida. Both women will return and tell the police bizarre tales of how and why they went missing. Listen as we discuss these two extraordinary stories and explain why we decided to present them in the same episode. We're pleased to announce our new Facebook discussion group. Just search for the Not Perfect or Functional Discussion Group! Answer three short questions and...

Duration:00:50:22

The 14 Karat Episode - The Kim Kardashian Robbery and the Pink Panther Jewel Thieves

1/23/2018
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Listen as we recount what really happened during the Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris in October 2016. Who was responsible? How did it happen? And most importantly, was her 20 karat diamond engagement ring ever returned? There was speculation that it may have been the international jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers. Was the Kim K. heist the work of the gang responsible for crashing two stolen cars through the doors of a mall in Dubai in order to rob a jewelry store in mere seconds?...

Duration:00:48:14

Only in America Lucky #13- The Hair Raising Tale of Don King

1/9/2018
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Only in a American can you go from prison to the most infamous boxing promoter of all time. Listen as we discuss Don King, a man larger- than-life with the gift of gab, flashy duds, and electrified hairstyle. Hear how after serving time in prison for killing a man, he went on to promote, and exploit, some of the biggest names in boxing history. You can find us at: www.notperfectorfunctional.com Facebook: @NPOFPOD Twitter: @not_podcast

Duration:00:46:24

The Twelve Days of Christmas-Bonus Christmas Episode

12/24/2017
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What's more Christmas-y than a news story about a stolen baby jesus, pot-related Christmas news, or interesting and strange Christmas and New Year's traditions from around the world? Join us for this very special Christmas episode. www.notperfectorfunctional.com Facebook- @NPOFPOD Twitter- @not_podcast

Duration:00:43:47

Film At Eleven- Small Town Murder on the Big Screen, the Murder of Marjorie Nugent

12/19/2017
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Carthage, a small town in East Texas, was propelled onto the big screen in the movie "Bernie". The story of an assistant funeral director, Bernie Tiede, who befriends a wealthy widow, Marjorie Nugent. Their friendship would end in murder and the elderly woman would be stuffed into a deep freezer for nine months before being found. Listen as we discuss what drove the most loved man in town to commit such a heinous crime.

Duration:00:48:40

Five Will Get You 10- The Juan Catalan Story, How a TV Show Cleared a Man of Murder

12/5/2017
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Picture this, based on footage filmed by a TV show at a baseball game, a man is cleared of murder. Sounds like an episode of your favorite true crime TV drama, right? Nope, this is a true story. On this episode you'll hear how Juan Catalan was cleared of the murder of 16 year old Martha Puebla, and learn how police involvement played a role.

Duration:00:41:54

Russian Love Potion #9- The Story of Viktoria Nasyrova, Scam Artist to Murderer

11/27/2017
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This is the story of Viktoria Nasyrova who was hunted down across the globe, with the help of Facebook, a grieving daughter, and an intrepid private detective. Nasyrova was a suspect in three murders that took place in Russia. It was soon discovered that there was a longer list of victims of her scams in the US. Listen as we discuss the stories of the victims she left behind.

Duration:00:33:36

We Eight the Whole Thing- The Story of the Cannibal Cop

11/21/2017
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Tie on your bib and put your eatin' pants on! It's a very special Thanksgiving episode, and what could be better than a story about the Cannibal Cop? Come with us as we talk Thanksgiving traditions, and move along (at the 13 minute mark) to discuss Gilberto Valle, also known in the media as The Cannibal Cop. This former New York City police officer that was convicted, and later acquitted, of conspiracy to kidnap while he surfed fetish chat rooms on the internet. This is one story you have...

Duration:00:50:53

Lucky Number Seven- The Catfishing of IK Enemkpali, Manti Te'o & Chris Andersen

11/14/2017
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We open with an update on the Sherri Papini kidnapping, discuss our latest Netflix recommendation, and then move on to the topic of the day, catfishing. What's catfishing? It's when someone uses a made up online persona and gets others to believe they are someone they are not. Hold on to your hats and listen as we discuss three very different tales of catfishing, all involving professional athletes. We're discussing NFL players, IK Enemkpali and Manti Te'o, and NBA player Chris "The...

Duration:01:06:09

Six Feet Under- Halloween Bonus Episode

10/29/2017
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Join us as we read through listener reviews and then move on to our special Halloween bonus episode. We discuss childhood Halloween rituals and scary movies. Yolanda tops it off by telling about a house she lived in that was haunted. We also have a special interview with Haley from Murder Road Trip Podcast (at the hour mark). She talks about her Halloween rituals past and present, scary movies and tells about her frightening experience with a stalker! Sit back and get comfortable. We made...

Duration:01:42:29