Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier

Alaska is a land of mystery, danger, stunning beauty, and valuable resources. Over the decades, fortune seekers have been drawn to Alaska in search of gold, oil, fish, and crab. These fortune seekers are usually young men with little to lose and big dreams of becoming rich. Throughout Alaska’s history, a wave of crime has followed each economic boom, and in my podcast, I will tell you these stories of crime while I share a little about the rich cultural history and geography of this complex state I call home.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 35 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 hours 57 minutes


Dangerous Trails

Most people understand they face the risk of encountering wild animals when they enter the woods in Alaska. What people do not expect is to be shot and killed while hiking on a remote trail, so when a series of murders occurred in parks and on trails n...


 2020-06-28  19m

The Seductress

As troopers investigated the death of Kent Leppink, they uncovered a complex web of lies, seduction, and betrayal, with Mechele Hughes at the center of it all. Mechele was only 23 years old when someone murdered Kent Leppink on a remote trail,


 2020-06-07  36m

The Horrible Misdeeds of Papa Pilgrim

Alaska’s slogan is “The Last Frontier,” and to some people, this means Alaska is the wild west, a place with less law and order, and someplace they can live as they choose. The man who called himself Papa Pilgrim believed moving his family to the wilde...


 2020-05-16  35m

A Deadly Custody Battle

Muriel Pfeil - Neil Mackay was ruthless in both his personal and business dealings, and associates learned not to cross him. When a car bomb instantly killed his ex-wife, Muriel Pfeil, police knew Mackay had planned her murder,


 2020-04-26  23m

Double Murder at a Kodiak Fish Site

During the summer of 1988, I remember the whispers spreading across the island, first about two missing brothers who were fishermen in Uganik Bay, and later, about the mother of those two men discovering their bodies buried in a shallow grave near thei...


 2020-04-05  21m

The Teen Who Ordered a Hit on Her Mother

  Craig, Alaska Most teenagers fight with their parents, and during a heated argument, some kids might even scream, “I hate you” at their mother or father, but such disagreements signal normal growing pains. Few teens order a hit on a parent,


 2020-03-15  38m

The Machete Killer

We’ve all seen the horror movie where a stranger towers over his unsuspecting victim while she sleeps, and she awakes just in time to see him swing the machete toward her head. Imagine if this is no horror movie but a terrible, true event,


 2020-03-02  19m

Alaska Serial Killer Joshua Wade

Joshua Wade - In my last episode, I profiled Israel Keyes, a serial killer who moved to Anchorage in 2007. Many serial-killer experts consider Keyes to be one of the most intelligent, organized serial killers of all time.


 2020-02-02  26m

A Monster Moved To Anchorage: Serial Killer Israel Keyes

“I’ll tell you everything you want to know. I’ll give it blow by blow if you want. I have lots more stories to tell.” - Israel Keyes - A monster moved to Anchorage in 2007. Israel Keyes didn’t look evil; he appeared normal.


 2020-01-19  28m

Murder North of the Arctic Circle

Bitter cold, a clash of cultures, and a language barrier all played a part in this crime, but the primary cause, sadly, was something we see every day in all cultures. A father gave his son a gift he believed would make his son more of a man and help h...


 2020-01-05  18m