S1E09: Gable Tostee - The Balcony

Despite all of its potential tourist activities, 26-year-old New Zealand tourist, Warriena Wright, found herself seeking companionship instead. Tinder was her app of choice. It wasn’t long after swiping through photos and profiles the app when she found what she was looking for: Gable Tostee.

The case we’re covering today dives into the world of Tinder dating, the murky world of hook up culture that surrounds tinder, and a case that is less cut and dried than usual. There are a lot of twists and turns and those in the true crime community have taken strong stances on both sides. I’ll be interested to hear the consensus of my listeners, so feel free to reach out.

Music:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG Music - The Broken World
CO.AG - Background Music - Operative Code
CO.AG - Background Music - Loops
CO.AG Music - Documentary Music - Early signs
Paul Minesweeper - Sweet Moon

Sources:

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/gable-tostee-murder-trial-it-wasnt-just-an-ordinary-scream-it-was-a-terrified-scream/news-story/9d371f8eb19ac2e00fee6fa474f631fd

http://www.canyon-news.com/gable-tostee-cleared-of-murder/77152

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-13/gable-tostee-trial-injuries-warriena-wright-gold-coast-fall/7928954

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11727301

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/australia-warriena-wright-26-dies-in-balcony-fall-surfers-paradise-aug-2014-1.252726/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4546668/Gable-Tostee-opens-Tinder-candid-interview.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5233737/Gable-Tostee-calls-woman-Tinder-ho-match.html

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/gable-tostee-murder-trial-jury-hears-last-chilling-moments-of-warriena-wrights-life/news-story/264303a7fcdb3eda1c7bdfca468a6308

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/courts-law/gable-tostee-murder-trial-it-wasnt-just-an-ordinary-scream-it-was-a-terrified-scream/news-story/9d371f8eb19ac2e00fee6fa474f631fd

https://mashable.com/2016/10/23/gable-tostee-bodybuilding-forum-post/#UIvNMmod9aqL

https://youtu.be/ivdbsvjuW2Q

https://youtu.be/fPOlARpxick

S1E08: Jerad and Amanda Miller

The Dangers of Yellow Journalism

Fake News. It's a term we've heard sprout up within recent years but what exactly is it? In the past we called this yellow journalism, a type of news based on little research in order to invoke emotions, sensationalise stories, and push propaganda through misleading and eye-catching headlines with the intent to sell newspapers.

Over a hundred years later, we would witness the newspaper industry's steady decline as the ability to access news and other information through the internet became more prevalent. And while print tabloids may now be on the endangered species list, Yellow Journalism, or “Fake News” as we now call it, would see a second wave more widespread than Hearst or Pulitzer were likely to have ever imagined.

In this episode of Obscura we cover Jerad and Amanda Miller. Two people who were hell bent on dying for a cause and willing to use fake news to do so.
 

Episode Written By: 

Heather Sutfin 


Music:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CO.AG - The Desert - Background Soundscape

CO.AG - Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape - Dark memories of the past still linger

The Holy Club - And How Fire Runs Far as the Sea

Zenosyne - Sinking Sun - Factory Clock

Emotional and Ambient Electronic Music - 5 54 AM (Dawn)   

Brickmaker March (fife and drum)

 

Sources:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/bundy-blm/rejected-by-the-revolution-jerad-and-amanda-miller-decided-to-start-their-own/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWFYHN9P7a0
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-amanda-jared-miller-father-las-vegas-shooting-20140609-story.html
https://www.infowars.com/cliven-bundy-domestic-patriot/
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/inside-story/articles/2014/4/22/nevada-rancher-vthefederalgovernmentwhosintheright.html
https://www.infowars.com/nevada-governor-candidate-warns-boy-scout-jamboree-may-be-next-false-flag/
https://web.archive.org/web/20150925125239/http://nevadagovernor2014.com/obamas-foodstamp-hostage-nation-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/
https://web.archive.org/web/20131204083223/http://www.nevadagovernor2014.com
https://web.archive.org/web/20140112171524/http://nevadagovernor2014.com:80/oj-simpson-las-vegas-confession-cover-up-nevada-governor-2014-david-lory-vanderbeek/
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/al-jazeera-interviewlvshooters.html
http://gawker.com/vegas-shooters-facebook-warnings-i-will-willingly-die-1588078660
http://gawker.com/neighbors-say-vegas-shooters-were-white-supremacists-b-1588026886
https://knpr.org/knpr/2015-06/one-year-later-what-metro-learned-murder-two-officers
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2014/06/12/las-vegas-shooting-suspect-jerad-miller-threatened-violence-interview-bundy-ranch
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-nevada/las-vegas-gunman-killed-by-police-not-wife-authorities-say-idUSKBN0EM29K20140611
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/bundy-s-son-las-vegasshooterskickedoffranch.html
https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/justice/las-vegas-shooting/index.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/las-vegas-jerad-miller-unraveling-infowars-alex-jones/
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/09/alex-jones-alleges-that-las-vegas-cop-ambush-wa/199644
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/us/couple-in-las-vegas-killings-embraced-anti-government-ideology.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/24/las-vegas-cop-killers-packed-ammo-and-wore-adult-diapers-as-they-prepared-for-their-revolution/
http://news.yahoo.com/social-media-accounts-paint-chilling-portrait-of-alleged-las-vegas-cop-killers-194220082.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/jerad-amanda-miller-las-vegas-shooting-cliven-bundy-anti-government/
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jun/09/look/
https://www.pbs.org/crucible/frames/_journalism.html
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/yellow-journalism-the-fake-news-of-the-19th-century/
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/thousands-honor-slain-las-vegas-police-officer-igor-soldo/
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/las-vegas-bids-farewell-to-metro-officer-soldo/71063501
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/slain-las-vegas-police-officer-alyn-beck-remembered-in-wyoming/article_a4a6d00d-3f2f-5e1e-8089-1e3ae060de06.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism
https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/officer-alyn-beck-remembered-honored-in-las-vegas/71062639
https://www.infowars.com/how-did-unemployed-felon-jerad-miller-buy-expensive-firearms-and-ammo/
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-maine-explodes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaqWxNLYz5I
 

S1E07: Cary Stayner - A Shadow Cast Over Yosemite

In this episode we move on from Steven and cover his brother. Cary Stayner would not go on to be the net positive for society that his brother did. He would not pass on and have a funeral with 500 guests without a dry eye in the place. If Steven’s life was like a branch that grew beautifully, sprouting full but stopping short, then Cary’s branch grew long and trunk like. Twisting and disfigured. His legacy casts a shadow over Yosemite National forest.

Music Attribution:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Shore Plover - Tracker - 15 Vacate
Shore Plover - Tracker - 07 Peppermint

Shore Plover - Tracker - 12 Weird Sixteen

Shore Plover - Tracker - 16 Paintbrush

Castleview - Desolation - 02 Meditating Reaper

Epiglottis - Removal - 01 Lament

House Full of Tricks - Dark Ambient Music and Soundscape

Dark Ambient Background Music - He is Moving Closer Taboo

Sources: 

In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators by Jeffrey L. Rinek and Marilee Strong


http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Stayner,%20Cary%20-%202005.pdf

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Experts-doubt-Stayner-s-tales-of-violent-visions-3073910.php

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Stayner-on-tape-describes-killing-3-Court-2910908.php

http://articles.latimes.com/2000/dec/12/news/mn-64426

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,28816-2,00.html

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Defense-to-fight-for-Stayner-s-life-Lawyers-2820211.php

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Defense-to-fight-for-Stayner-s-life-Lawyers-2820211.php

https://people.com/archive/his-deadly-secret-vol-52-no-5/

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/04/local/me-stayner4

https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Yosemite-killer-sentenced-to-death-Terrible-2711605.php

https://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/Details.aspx?ID=T75166

http://www.nateferguson.com/sund.html

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/27/us/body-of-third-missing-woman-is-found-along-a-highway-leading-to-yosemite.html

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Life-goes-on-for-the-Sunds-3088837.php

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S1E06: Steven Stayner - The Good Son

For this two-part series, consider me your tour guide, as I’ll be guiding you through the wide range of wilderness that is Yosemite, the history and background of a sadistic killer, and, as always, we’ll take a moment to celebrate the lives of the victims.

 

Music Attribution: 

Shore Plover - Tracker - 15 Vacate

Shore Plover - Tracker - 07 Peppermint

Shore Plover - Tracker - 11 Date

Shore Plover - Tracker - 12 Weird Sixteen

Shore Plover - Tracker - 16 Paintbrush

Sinister Dark Ambient Music - Dark Road

Castleview - Desolation - 02 Meditating Reaper

Aer Leabhar - Improvisations III - 04 XXXIX

Epiglottis - She Unraveled The Heavens and The Light Shone Through - Her Fifth Visit - -Suicide Attempt

 

Sources:

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-22/news/vw-766_1_steven-stayner/2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DkHpRhAwAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq6NyCMd6c

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/824905/posts

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/276815046674078.shtml

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/oct/04/local/me-stayner4

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/steven-stayner-34446.php

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/824905/posts

http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-22/news/vw-766_1_steven-stayner/3

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/12/18/The-man-who-kidnapped-young-Steven-Stayner-alternated-sexual/8624377499600/

https://people.com/archive/17-years-later-a-tv-miniseries-forces-steven-stayner-to-relive-the-horror-of-his-childhood-vol-31-no-20/

https://people.com/archive/a-hit-and-run-crash-ends-the-life-of-kidnap-victim-steven-stayner-vol-32-no-14/

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/06/23/Steven-Stayner-a-teenager-who-spent-nearly-half-his/3526362116800/

http://www.fdap.org/downloads/victories/A106798.pdf

https://storieswarehouse.wordpress.com/katherine-starling/ksrev/kenneth-eugene-parnell/

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 https://www.nytimes.com/1982/01/07/us/2-convicted-in-72-kidnapping-of-7-year-old-california-boy.html

S1E05: Leopold and Loeb Part 03

Music Attribution:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Epiglottis - Seasongs - Drowning

Aer Leabhar - Improvisations - 20 XX

Zenosyne - We Would All Go Insane... - Feast for the Storks

Castleview - Desolation - Burn

The Holy Club - Oklahoma Federal Awkward Snake

Tom Parmiter -The Nightingale

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven (No Copyright Music)

Shostakovich plays Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in A major Op. 87 No. 7

myuu - Carmen - Habanera (Piano Version) Georges Bizet


Sources:

http://www.crimearchives.net/1924_leopold_loeb/html/confessions.html

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
by Simon Baatz

Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century
by Hal Higdon

Compulsion by Meyer Levin

https://www.biography.com/people/nathan-leopold-227820

https://www.biography.com/people/richard-loeb-227821

https://web.archive.org/web/20070315203922/http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/Accountoftrial.html

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LeopoldStatement.pdf

http://homicide.northwestern.edu/docs_fk/homicide/5866/LoebStatement.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20101103143040/http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials5.htm