In the final episode of our American Terrorism series, we tell the story of the Columbine High School Massacre, in memorial of the 20th anniversary of April 20, 1999. We start with a brief history of school shootings in America, continue on to tell the stories of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, including the events of the massacre, then conclude with a non-exhaustive list of devastating and impactful shootings since 1999.
Our penultimate American Terrorism episode is much of a climax to the overall story. The background, life, and radicalization of Timothy McVeigh, the bombing, and the fallout. We also tell the stories of some of the victims inside the Alfred P. Murrah building, making this one of our most emotionally difficult episodes.
We're halfway through our American Terrorism series with the story of cult leader David Koresh and his followers the Branch Davidians. We talk about how a religious zealot and social outcast became a loyally followed cult leader, and how another situation of manifesting fears became a fiery end to this cult and the lives of 80 people.
In our second American Terrorism episode we go into the story of Ruby Ridge. This is a big "it's complicated" story, with no easy direction to point blame, and huge mistakes made by all parties. Sunshine and Alix talk about self fulfilling prophecies and how they created exactly what they were looking for when a government went hunting for extremist white supremacists and a family tried to hide away from a government bound for causing the end of days.
This is the start of a five part series on American Terrorism. Think of it as a season 1. In our first episode, Sunshine and Alix talk about Jewish American talk show host Alan Berg and the white supremacist terrorist organization that assassinated him.
In the finale of the crimes behind the sex offender registry, Sunshine and Alix tell the story of Adam Walsh and his legacy, paved by mourning parents John and Reve Walsh. His story implicates a couple of well known serial killers, and leads to a very well known TV show, as well as the most recent version of the sex offender registry (SORNA).
In this episode, Sunshine and Alix continue their journey through the crimes behind the Sex Offender Registry, telling the story of Megan Kanka and Megan's Law. They discuss the crime, then go into detail on the laws created and challenges, both constitutional and societal.
In Part 2 of Jacob Wetterling's story, Sunshine and Alix go through what really happened to Jacob Wetterling. Also covered are the stories of other young victims in Stearns County, and how the Stearns County Sheriff Department dropped the ball on this whole case.
In our longest episode yet (sorry and you're welcome?), Sunshine and Alix start the heavy journey into the stories behind the sex offender registry - starting with the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. In part 1, they talk about Jacob, the abduction, and the ensuing search, all leading to the creation of the first national sex offender registry law. They also take time to discuss the pros and cons of the sex offender registry and Alix tells her own story.
Sunshine and Alix finish up the true stories behind the werewolf myth. They talk about the line between man and monster and tell some seriously gruesome tales. Also, Alix continues to butcher European languages.
We're talking werewolves! Sunshine and Alix go through the earliest stories that first gave life to the man, the beast, the wolf. They discuss what makes lycanthropy a gift and what makes it a curse. But most of all, Alix has a hard time pronouncing words from all over Ye Olde Europe.
Sunshine and Alix got mail! And it's the coveted article "Our Dream House Was Haunted" from Good Housekeeping, which we're hoping contains the closest to "real" story of the Amityville haunting. We go through what we got right, what we got wrong, and what the hell?
In honor of Halloween we wanted to cover werewolves, but before we covered werewolves, we decided to cover "The Big Bad Wolf." Sunshine and Alix dive into stories of Red Riding Hood over the years, and the subtext in those stories. Twitter @horroracademy IG @horror_academy Email us at email@example.com
It's episode 3, and Sunshine and Alix are back to talk about the real horror behind the Amityville Horror. A brutal family annihilation and the story surrounding the DeFeos one fateful November night in 1974.
In episode 2, Sunshine and Alix go into the real story behind a classic urban legend. The story most know as the murderer with a hook for a hand stalking couples on lovers' lane was actually influenced by a string of murders which took place in an unsuspecting town in 1946.
In episode 1, Sunshine and Alix talk about their favorite horror video game, Silent Hill. The inspirations and stories behind the Silent Hill game and film. In particular, our hosts go in depth into one infamous ghost town. The town on fire, Centralia, Pennsylvania.