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155. ‘If I Did It' w/ Peter-john Byrnes


Codex is joined by comedian Peter-john Byrnes to burn it all to the ground (hypothetically). You can find the book online and at the local Bronco dealership.   If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by OJ Simpson   Get the full story in O.J. Simpson’s own words! On July 31, 2007 Federal Court Judge A. Jay Cristol awarded the Goldman family the rights to If I Did It. Thus began one of the strangest odysseys in publishing history. The book, called “one of the most chilling things I have ever read” by Barbara Walters, skyrocketed up bestseller lists across the country in fall 2007 as the national media relentlessly covered O.J. Simpson’s dramatic Las Vegas arrest for armed robbery and kidnapping. Originally written by O.J. Simpson, this edition includes essays by the Goldmans and a member of the Goldman family legal team that reveal the fascinating story behind the bankruptcy case, the book’s publication and the looming court proceedings, that would eventually lead to his conviction. In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately acquitted of criminal charges. The victims' families brought a civil case against Simpson, which found him liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole committing battery with malice and oppression. In 2006, HarperCollins announced the publication of a book in which O.J. Simpson told how he hypothetically would have committed the murders. In response to public outrage that Simpson stood to profit from these crimes, HarperCollins canceled the book. The Goldman family views the book as his confession, and has worked hard to ensure that the public will read this book and learn the truth. This is O.J. Simpson's original manuscript, approved by him, with up to 14,000 words of additional key commentary.   SHOW NOTES:    Previous Episodes: 5. ‘Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze’ w/ Peter-john Byrnes 16. ‘White Rabbits’ w/ Jill Bernard 24. "SCUM Manifesto" w/ Kelly Stone 25. ‘Days of War Nights of Love’ w/ Goodrich Gevaart 29. ‘American Boomerang’ w/ Chad Briggs 33. "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" w/ John-Michael Bond 48. 'The Coming of the Fairies' w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Tamara Lynn Chambers 57. "Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles" w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Sherman Edwards 74. 'Bachelor Pad Economics' w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Patrick McManus 83. 'Atlas Shrugged' w/ Peter-john Byrnes & Kevin Lobkovich 100. 'My Awakening' w/ Bill Bullock & Peter-john Byrnes 104. 5-Year New World Order Anniversary LIVE 132. ‘Communion' w/ Peter-john Byrnes   Currently Reading: ’The Twelve Caesars’ by Suetonius   Topics: a surprising amount about Claudius and hot tubs   Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Facebook.com/Tomefoolery. Please rate and review on iTunes!   WEBSITE: http://Tomefoolery.com STORE: http://squareup.com/market/Codexotica PATREON: http://patreon.com/Codexotica FAN GROUP: https://discordapp.com/invite/5mq7tPV


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 2019-08-01  1h28m