Thu, 15 July 2021
Shark Month on The Necronomicast continues with a "fintastic" conversation with one of the world's most respected experts on Sharks, Dr. Mike Heithaus!
Dr. Mike Heithaus is dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. He is a respected marine ecologist specializing in predator-prey interactions and the ecological importance of sharks and other large marine species.
We will discuss famous shark attacks throughout history, the top 3 man-eaters, and the myths and mysteries of these majestic, misunderstood monsters of the deep!
Dr. Mike is featured on two new shows making their debut on Nat Geo and Disney + this month as part of Shark Fest. He is a frequent contributor on Shark Week programming as well. You've seen him as a guest on the "Tonight Show", now take a deep breath and dive into my late night conversation with Dr. Mike Heithaus on THE NECRONOMICAST!
Thu, 1 July 2021
For tonight's late night conversation, we are going to take you back in time to July 1916. It was a time when World War I loomed over America, New York City was in the midst of a deadly polio epidemic, and the tri-state area sought relief at the Jersey shore. The Atlantic’s refreshing waters proved to be dangerous, however.
In just twelve days, four swimmers were violently and fatally mauled in separate shark attacks, and a fifth swimmer escaped an attack within inches of his life. These horrific events would later inspire Peter Benchley to write "Jaws".
In his thoroughly researched account, Dr. Richard Fernicola, the leading expert on the attacks, presents a riveting portrait, investigation, and scientific analysis of the terrifying days against the colorful backdrop of America in 1916 in Twelve Days of Terror.
Buy the book here:
Direct download: Episode_204__2212_Days_of_Terror22_with_Dr._Richard_Fernicola.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am CDT
Wed, 16 June 2021
My guest on this episode of the Necronomicast for a late night conversation is author, podcaster, storyteller, adventurer, and explorer of the unexplained, Jeff Belanger.
He’s written more than a dozen books that have been published in six languages. He’s the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime. He provides programs and lectures to audiences all over the world, and he’s been the writer and researcher for every episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.
We discuss his fantastic new book "The Call of Kilimanjaro" and the journey and deeply personal adventure that changed his life!
Jeff has made media appearances on hundreds of radio and television programs over his 20-year career, and he has a passion for mysteries and legends.
So I invite you to sit back and relax as my guest Jeff Belanger and I answer the call of Mt. Kilimanjaro on this episode of the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_203__Jeff_Belanger_22The_Call_of_Kilimanjaro22.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT
Tue, 1 June 2021
On this episode of the Necronomicast, my guest for a late night conversation is former trial and district attorney Amy Petulla.
Amy is the owner of Chattanooga Ghost Tours and is the author of the book “The Corpsewood Manor Murders”
It’s the story of Dr. Charles Scudder and his companion Joey Odom, who built a castle named “Corpsewood Manor” in the woods of the Trion forest in Georgia to spend their retirement. They brought with them twelve thousand doses of LSD as rumors of drug use and Satanism swirled around the two men.
In 1982, Tony West and Avery Brock made a visit to Corpsewood Manor under the pretense of a celebration. They brutally murdered their hosts.
The murders set the stage for a legendary trial vibrant with local lore. So I invite you to sit back and relax as my guest Amy Petulla and I uncover the curious case of the Corpsewood Manor Murders on this episode of the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_202__22The_Corpsewood_Manor_Murders22_with_Amy_Petulla.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am CDT
Mon, 17 May 2021
My guest tonight for a late night conversation is Dr. Mireya Mayor. She is a world-renowned primatologist and explorer, an award winning TV host and a recognized science communicator. As National Geographic’s first female wildlife correspondent, Mireya has hosted dozens of documentaries, including her own Nat Geo Wild! series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor and Mark Burnett’s Expedition Africa for History Channel. Mireya currently stars in Travel Channel’s hit series, Expedition Bigfoot. But the former NFL cheerleader, daughter of Cuban immigrants, and mother of six, is not your typical scientist.
Mireya is known for exploring the most remote regions of the earth in search of elusive, rare and little known animals. Her explorations have led to several scientific discoveries, most notably her co-discovery in Madagascar of the world’s smallest primate, a brand new species to science.
In addition to her regular TV appearances, Dr. Mayor is also the Director of Exploration and Science Communications at Florida International University (FIU) and regularly gives lectures around the country for the National Geographic Speakers Bureau.
So join us for a discussion of the scientific possibilities of BIGFOOT on this episode of the NECRONOMICAST!
Direct download: Episode_201__Dr._Mireya_Mayor_22Expedition_Bigfoot22.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am CDT
Mon, 3 May 2021
Welcome to Episode 200 of The Necronomicast! For this milestone, I have the pleasure of welcoming to the program world renowned paranormal investigator, NICK GROFF!
The world has gotten to know Nick from the television programs "Ghost Adventures", "Ghosts of Shepherdstown", and "Paranormal Lockdown". Tonight, get to know another side of Nick as we talk about his life, his passions, and what drives his inextinguishable spirit.
Nick will share the story behind his new series "Death Walker" and much more during this exclusive late night conversation on the 200th episode of The Necronomicast!
Mon, 19 April 2021
My guest tonight for a late night conversation is Dr. Lee Mellor, PhD. He is a Canadian bestselling author, criminologist, and profiler specializing in homicide and sex crimes. He is also an accomplished singer-songwriter.
The focus of our conversation is his recent book that was tailor made for this show..."Behind the Horror, True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies"
We will talk about the real life events that inspired movies like Jaws, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, M: A City Searches For a Murderer, Psycho, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, and more.
As the chair of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases' academic committee, Mellor has reviewed unsolved homicides in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, and London, submitting offender profiles and recommendations to numerous police agencies.
So dim the lights, settle in, and enjoy this late night conversation with Dr Lee Mellor!
Direct download: Episode_199__Dr._Lee_Mellor_PHD.__22Behind_the_Horror22.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am CDT
Mon, 5 April 2021
My guest tonight for this episode of the Necronomicast is true crime and paranormal historian and bestselling author Troy Taylor!
Together, we will uncover frightening tales from the history of music, from the days of gregorian chants, classical composers, and turn of the century blues men. Explore the curses, murders, and brushes with the supernatural throughout time. Did Jim Morrison fake his own death?
Join along as we uncover some of rock-n-roll’s most horrific murders, and infamous and little-known twists of fate as we discuss Troy's book:
A SONG OF DANCE AND DEATH: MAGIC, MURDER, MAYHEM AND THE DIABOLICAL NOTES OF THE DEVIL’S MUSIC!
Visit Troy at:
Direct download: Episode_198__Song_of_Dance_and_Death_with_Troy_Taylor.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am CDT
Mon, 15 March 2021
My guest tonight for this episode of the Necronomicast is bestselling true crime author Leslie Rule!
I didn't have to look far to bring you the story of the most bizarre love triangle that is too convoluted to believe. It all takes place here, in Omaha, Nebraska.
It is the sorted story of sex, lies, murder, cyber-stalking, all wrapped up and tucked into bed with a missing person case.
If you saw the recent 20/20 special on ABC featuring this case, be prepared to go even deeper in this late-night conversation with the author of "A Tangled Web" Leslie Rule.
"A Tangled Web" is available in hardcover now and will be released on paperback on March 30th!
Visit Leslie at:
(Music Credit: "A Web, Tangled" by Brian Corey)
Mon, 1 March 2021
John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized and highly sought-after investigators of UFO, Paranormal, and Occult phenomena in America. He has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic, conspiratorial, occult, UFOlogical, and paranormal research for over 30 years. Over those past 30 years, more than 100,000 people have attended one of John’s signature “Weird Lectures” in person and millions have experienced his unique approach in film, on television, in print, and online.
He is also an accomplished artist, humorist, and musician. We will talk about our different experiences in the world of punk rock and how that shaped our world view.
Real life exorcisms, ghosts, bigfoot, UFOs, life, death, and why Kid Rock is not to be trusted.
WHAT YOU THINK IS WEIRD IS WEIRDER THAN YOU THINK!
Direct download: Episode_196__Punk_Rock_Paranormal_with_John_E.L._Tenney.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:20am CDT
Mon, 15 February 2021
On February 20, 2003, one of the deadliest fires in American history took place at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The pandemonium started when the band Great White's pyrotechnics ignited the nightclub, killing 100 people and devastating the lives of hundreds more.
My guest tonight is bestselling author and three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Scott James, whose new book, Trial By Fire investigates all the central figures with firsthand accounts, interviews, and court documents.
Scott explores the rush to judgment about what happened that left the victims, their families, and a community desperate for justice.
Although the fire itself lasted minutes, the search for the truth would take years. TRIAL BY FIRE: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth with my guest Scott James.
Mon, 1 February 2021
Hello Lovebirds! On this episode of The Necronomicast, I welcome back to the program writer/producer Mark Onspaugh. I had Mark on a few episodes ago with his "Christmas Ghost Stories". That episode was so well received, that I invited Mark back to chat about the dark history of Valentine's Day and highlight his book entitled Dark Valentines, a collection of writings and short stories. Mark will read two stories, a short one about the budding of a new love, and a long form story about the nostalgia of a long lost love. Throw in a discussion about the odd relationships in Peanuts cartoons, and a visit from the ghost of Chet Baker, and you have yourself a wonderful way for you and your sweetheart to spend an hour of your time.
(Music Credits: "At Rest" and "Easy Lemon" by Kevin MacLeod, (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons, "My Funny Valentine" and "Have You Met Mrs. Jones" as performed by Chet Baker. )
Direct download: Episode_194__Dark_Valentines_with_Mark_Onspaugh.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:06am CDT
Fri, 15 January 2021
It is my pleasure to welcome to the Necronomicast Lena Derhally, a licensed psychotherapist and clinical instructor at the George Washington School of Medicine in Washington DC. She is the author of the #1 bestseller "My Daddy is a Hero, How Chris Watts Went From Family Man to Family Killer".
This is no ordinary true crime book. This is a fascinating and riveting account of the 2018 murders of a Colorado family that shocked, infuriated, and saddened the nation.
In this episode, Lena will help us to understand sociopathic, psychopathic, and narcissistic personality disorders that lead to these unspeakable crimes and how they can remain hidden from view until it is far too late.
(Music credit: "Heartbreaking" by Kevin MacLeod, (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons)
Fri, 1 January 2021
The Necronomicast is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and I can't think of a better guest to kick off this 10th year than Richard Estep, one of the world's preeminent paranormal investigators! You have seen him on the television programs "Paranormal 911", "Haunted Casefiles", "Paranormal Nightshift", and "Haunted Hospitals". He has written over 20 books dealing with the unexplained in our world. But perhaps his most important work is with his full time profession as an emergency paramedic and clinical instructor in Longmont, Colorado.
We will discuss his careers with the living and the dead and you'll get a remarkable insight with one of the leading and most interesting paranormal investigators working today.
So sit back and relax, as I have a late night conversation with Richard Estep, here on the Necronomicast!
(Music credit: "Binary Sunset" by John Williams, as recorded by Andrew Vogt. Used with kind permission.)
Direct download: Episode_192__Paranormal_Paramedics_and_Poltergeists_with_Richard_Estep.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am CDT