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Starting June 19th the Deep Dive podcast will become Panic: Queer True Crime, a podcast, and youtube channel. Season one and two will remain here and on the website. https://reggiedeepdive.com/queerpanicdive/ A little bit about Panic. I created this true-crime channel to focus on the life and murders of LGBTQ+ people. I called the channel Panic because for much more of the recorded history of LGBTQ+ folks there’s been a panic. By investigating everything from hate crimes to domestic violence murders and serial killers we'll gain insight into how societal views can affect the fight for justice. now and then we'll celebrate some of the people who’ve lived their lives out loud and proud often at great sacrifice. Panic is both a podcast and a Youtube channel. Sometimes being queer can be murder. Join me!

Starting June 19th the Deep Dive podcast will become Panic: Queer True Crime, a podcast, and youtube channel. Season one and two will remain here and on the website. https://reggiedeepdive.com/queerpanicdive/ A little bit about Panic. I created this true-crime channel to focus on the life and murders of LGBTQ+ people. I called the channel Panic because for much more of the recorded history of LGBTQ+ folks there’s been a panic. By investigating everything from hate crimes to domestic violence murders and serial killers we'll gain insight into how societal views can affect the fight for justice. now and then we'll celebrate some of the people who’ve lived their lives out loud and proud often at great sacrifice. Panic is both a podcast and a Youtube channel. Sometimes being queer can be murder. Join me!

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Starting June 19th the Deep Dive podcast will become Panic: Queer True Crime, a podcast, and youtube channel. Season one and two will remain here and on the website. https://reggiedeepdive.com/queerpanicdive/ A little bit about Panic. I created this true-crime channel to focus on the life and murders of LGBTQ+ people. I called the channel Panic because for much more of the recorded history of LGBTQ+ folks there’s been a panic. By investigating everything from hate crimes to domestic violence murders and serial killers we'll gain insight into how societal views can affect the fight for justice. now and then we'll celebrate some of the people who’ve lived their lives out loud and proud often at great sacrifice. Panic is both a podcast and a Youtube channel. Sometimes being queer can be murder. Join me!

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English


Episodes

Scammed: The Murder of Ellis Greene

9/11/2022
In 1988, 55 year-old, Yale educated Dr. Richard Boggs and business partners 46 year-old, Melvin Eugene Hanson, and 25 year-old John Hawkins joined together in an insurance scam that would net them a million dollars. The only problem was, in order to get the money someone would have to die. The victim of the scheme, 36 year-old Ellis Greene was in the wrong place at the wrong time. In order to bring the suspects to justice law enforcement would reach across the Atlantic ending in four ruined...

Duration:00:15:26

Intimate Partner Murders

8/28/2022
Thank you for joining me for, Intimate Partner Murders. Intimate partner and domestic violence have many of the same root causes as they do elsewhere. Here are three stories of same-sex intimate partner murder. 39-year-old, Dr. Louis Chen, his decade-long partner 29-year-old, Eric Cooper, and their adorable 2 1/2-year child moved into a gleaming Seattle, Washington penthouse in the summer of 2011, but things were not as ideal as they appeared. An explosion of violence would end lives and...

Duration:00:16:13

Bashed: The Gay Bondi Cliff Murders

8/21/2022
For decades murders of gay men were happening on the cliffs of Bondi Beaches. Between 1970 and 2010 gay men were hunted, brutally attacked, and in some cases thrown to their deaths from the cliffs of cruising spots above the beautiful beaches of Sydney, Australia. Many of these murders remain unsolved. John Russell was a barmen in Bondi he’d spent the night with his friends then capped the evening off with a visit to the gay cruising spots above the beaches of Bondi, Australia his body was...

Hated

8/14/2022
I choose these three cases for the things they have in common. All of them are unsolved or unresolved. None of the three cases are terribly well known and I wanted to share them with you. Howard Efland was a nurse who lived his life in the closet until he was murdered in a seedy downtown Los Angeles hotel. No one knew the murder of three men shot execution style in a tiny adult bookstore in North Carolina would have its roots in a declaration of hate. Navy Seaman August Provost’s short life...

Duration:00:09:45

Blood Money

8/7/2022
Murder and financial crimes are rare but they do happen and when these crimes are coupled with the desire for love and intimacy they can be doubly complicated to escape. In this episode we’ll take a look at three men who were killed for their money. Jake Merendino thought he found a young handsome man who he could shower with gifts and affection. Harley Walker would meet men in online chat rooms for the possibility of sex and romance. Silent movie star Roman Novarro cultivated a...

Murdered By The Family

7/31/2022
For me one of the worst types of murder are those commmitted by a family member. In this episode six people, actually seven, murdered by the family. One of the reasons I wanted to compile this list was to illustrate that homophobic hate crimes can happen anywhere from the leafy green suburbs of Los Angeles county to a small town in Iran. A note: I say there are six cases covered but there are actually seven people. Brittney Cosby and Crystal Jackson are often referred to as a couple and I'm...

Duration:00:16:47

Bruce McArthur: Killing With Ease

7/24/2022
Between 2010 and 2017 Bruce McArthur killed eight men in the city of Toronto. Despite the imploring of families and friends, despite two separate task forces looking into the missing men, it would take investigators nearly a decade to track a serial killer who had been arrested and detained for assaults and banned from Toronto’s Gay Village. Using court records and investigative research this episode will take a look at the murders, the missing men, and the missed opportunities that allowed...

Duration:00:23:42

Stephen Port: Serial Killing in Plain Sight

7/16/2022
The serial killer Stephen Port was able to murder 4 men in plain sight leaving all of his victims within feet of his Barking, East London home. After Port’s trial and sentencing, several inquests were convened to look at why the police failed so spectacularly to identify and stop Stephen Port before he became a serial killer. Over the next two episodes, I'm going to use the inquest details to track the murders, the evidence, and the lack of investigation to try to understand how the serial...

Duration:00:19:05

Stalked to Death

7/10/2022
Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Victimconnect.org Thomas Whitney came out late in life and when he met Lawrence Wong he thought his life had finally begun. Instead, a relentless campaign of obsession would culminate in an act of violent brutality. Whitney and Wong were murdered one day after Wong’s 51st birthday. The pair were both classical musical talents and seemed to everyone who knew them a happy pair....

Duration:00:14:58

Eight Unsolved Transgender Murders

7/3/2022
Iris SantosThe murders of transgender women of color are alarmingly high once again this year. Frequently, transgender murders go unsolved. Here are eight transwomen of color who's murders remain unsolved. Courtney Eshay Key, Tyianna Alexander, Bianca “Muffin” Bankz, Keeva Scatter, Iris Santos, Nedra Sequence Morris, Duval Princess, Kitty Moore were all murdered by gun violence between 2020 and 2022. According to the HRC Foundation’s “Dismantling a Culture of Violence” report...

Duration:00:10:50

Pride: Five Gays to Make You Proud

6/27/2022
Our history is bound up in the stories of women and men who have created and inspired, as Alice Walker wrote, in love, and in trouble. In honor of Pride, here are five gays to make you proud. Included in this episode, musical genius Billy Strayhorn, Tomatsu Yato’s stunning photography of Japanese men, Sadao Hasegawa’s bravura graphic artwork put Asian men at the center of an erotic world, fashion designer Willi Smith revolutionized American fashion, and the internationally renowned...

Duration:00:17:35

Graveyard Love: The Murder of Jamie Carroll

6/19/2022
Jeffrey Mundt and Joseph (Joey) Banis met, did lots of meth, and one night they invited an acquaintance over for some drug-fueled sex. The results of that night wouldn't be discovered for months to come. A domestic violence call from a historic house in Louisville, Kentucky, would bring an ill-fated relationship to an end. The body buried in the wine cellar would answer the question of where a missing man had gone. The resulting murder trial is still being talked about to this day. Join me...

Duration:00:25:06

Panic: Queer True Crime

6/14/2022
A new episode starts on June 19. I created this true-crime channel to focus on the life and murders of LGBTQ+ people. I called the channel Panic because for much more of the recorded history of LGBTQ+ folks there’s been a panic. By investigating everything from hate crimes to domestic violence murders and serial killers we'll gain insight into how societal views can affect the fight for justice. now and then we'll celebrate some of the people who’ve lived their lives out loud and proud...

Duration:00:00:43

Fannie Lou Hamer Says VOTE

2/28/2021
In this episode the political life and times of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer. Community organizer and civil rights activist Mrs. Hamer endured threats of violence and brutal physical harm to ensure poor black voters had the right to vote. If don't who she is or if you heard of her you'll be inspired hearing her tell her story in her own words.

Duration:01:30:25

Apologies

10/5/2020
We'll look at some terrible apologies and a few public and private apologies and how to be better at it.

Duration:02:48:07

Negritude

8/29/2020
Thanks for joining me for the first episode of season two of the podcast. I wanted to look at racism and what feels like a real moment of change.

Duration:02:41:18

Sex and the Zipper

6/2/2020
One of the things I forgot to mention in this episode is my favorite idiom use of the zipper is Zip it. As in, "Hey, you with the face, zip it." A slang version of Shut-up. I've only used it in jest but it's pretty satisfying.

Duration:02:10:14

The San Francisco Hayes Valley Carnival of 1911

5/20/2020

Duration:02:09:07

The Doodler, Cops, Queers and Serial Killers

4/7/2020
In 2019 the San Francisco police announced they had DNA evidence, a digitally aged photo and a $100,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the 1970s serial killer The Doodler. Be sure to visit the Deeper Dive section for maps, photos and other details I couldn't fit in this episode. https://reggiedeepdive.com/adeeperdivepod/

Duration:04:39:08

Life at the Movies

2/29/2020

Duration:01:42:20