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A deep dive into the darker side of the Golden State hosted by Roseanne with a quietly intense storytelling style and is always ad-free
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He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnsonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.htmlhttps://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htmhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obsesIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnsonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.htmlhttps://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htmhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obsesIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnsonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.htmlhttps://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htmhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obsesIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnsonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.htmlhttps://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htmhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obsesIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnsonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.htmlhttps://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htmhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obsesIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnsonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.htmlhttps://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htmhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obsesIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com 
Happy 200th episode to us Dreamers!  This story has nothing to do with California, but everything to do with crimes that make you go hmmmmm....  But we must ask ourselves one burning, eye stinging question...what do you do when life hands you lemons?!
From 1984 through 1991, thousands of fires were intentionally set from Southern California to the Central Coast, the Central Valley and countless places in between.  Homes, business, dry brush...nothing was off limits.  The arsonist left virtually nothing behind in the way of evidence that could ever be traced back to him for years.  The damage and destruction soared into the millions...countless millions.  And 4 innocent lives were lost.  The arsonist was brazen, he set fires with impunity, and he managed to get away with it for a long time...until he finally slipped up and left behind a clue that would eventually lead investigators right to him.  It was then that it became clear why this pyromaniac was able to set fire after fire after fire while managing to elude capture - he was one of them...investigating the very fires that he was setting.  Busting arsonists while moonlighting as one.  Driven by a desire for attention, to be a hero, to be the very best at arson investigation, to garner recognition for his dedication to his job while he steadily rose through the ranks.  But, there was also an insatiable desire to feed his own sadomasochistic sexual urges...which for him, was to watch things burn.  It took years for investigators to catch on to him...and even when he did come up as a possible suspect, nobody who knew him or worked with him were even willing to entertain the possibility he was the arsonist they sought.  This only emboldened him even more and allowed for the devastation and destruction to continue for much longer than it should have.  Even years later, there are many who still refuse to believe he was responsible.  Join me as I tell the story of the most prolific serial arsonist the state of California, possibly the entire country, has ever seen.  You are listening to Killafornia Dreaming...And this is the tale of the firestarter.SOURCES:FIRE LOVER By Joseph Wambaughhttps://www.aetv.com/real-crime/john-orr-arsonist-father-firefighter-murderer-family-lori-orr-kovachhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mind-arsonist-head-los-angeles-fire-starters/story?id=15274504IMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
From 1984 through 1991, thousands of fires were intentionally set from Southern California to the Central Coast, the Central Valley and countless places in between.  Homes, business, dry brush...nothing was off limits.  The arsonist left virtually nothing behind in the way of evidence that could ever be traced back to him for years.  The damage and destruction soared into the millions...countless millions.  And 4 innocent lives were lost.  The arsonist was brazen, he set fires with impunity, and he managed to get away with it for a long time...until he finally slipped up and left behind a clue that would eventually lead investigators right to him.  It was then that it became clear why this pyromaniac was able to set fire after fire after fire while managing to elude capture - he was one of them...investigating the very fires that he was setting.  Busting arsonists while moonlighting as one.  Driven by a desire for attention, to be a hero, to be the very best at arson investigation, to garner recognition for his dedication to his job while he steadily rose through the ranks.  But, there was also an insatiable desire to feed his own sadomasochistic sexual urges...which for him, was to watch things burn.  It took years for investigators to catch on to him...and even when he did come up as a possible suspect, nobody who knew him or worked with him were even willing to entertain the possibility he was the arsonist they sought.  This only emboldened him even more and allowed for the devastation and destruction to continue for much longer than it should have.  Even years later, there are many who still refuse to believe he was responsible.  Join me as I tell the story of the most prolific serial arsonist the state of California, possibly the entire country, has ever seen.  You are listening to Killafornia Dreaming...And this is the tale of the firestarter.SOURCES:FIRE LOVER By Joseph Wambaughhttps://www.aetv.com/real-crime/john-orr-arsonist-father-firefighter-murderer-family-lori-orr-kovachhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mind-arsonist-head-los-angeles-fire-starters/story?id=15274504IMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
From 1984 through 1991, thousands of fires were intentionally set from Southern California to the Central Coast, the Central Valley and countless places in between.  Homes, business, dry brush...nothing was off limits.  The arsonist left virtually nothing behind in the way of evidence that could ever be traced back to him for years.  The damage and destruction soared into the millions...countless millions.  And 4 innocent lives were lost.  The arsonist was brazen, he set fires with impunity, and he managed to get away with it for a long time...until he finally slipped up and left behind a clue that would eventually lead investigators right to him.  It was then that it became clear why this pyromaniac was able to set fire after fire after fire while managing to elude capture - he was one of them...investigating the very fires that he was setting.  Busting arsonists while moonlighting as one.  Driven by a desire for attention, to be a hero, to be the very best at arson investigation, to garner recognition for his dedication to his job while he steadily rose through the ranks.  But, there was also an insatiable desire to feed his own sadomasochistic sexual urges...which for him, was to watch things burn.  It took years for investigators to catch on to him...and even when he did come up as a possible suspect, nobody who knew him or worked with him were even willing to entertain the possibility he was the arsonist they sought.  This only emboldened him even more and allowed for the devastation and destruction to continue for much longer than it should have.  Even years later, there are many who still refuse to believe he was responsible.  Join me as I tell the story of the most prolific serial arsonist the state of California, possibly the entire country, has ever seen.  You are listening to Killafornia Dreaming...And this is the tale of the firestarter.SOURCES:FIRE LOVER By Joseph Wambaughhttps://www.aetv.com/real-crime/john-orr-arsonist-father-firefighter-murderer-family-lori-orr-kovachhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mind-arsonist-head-los-angeles-fire-starters/story?id=15274504IMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
From 1984 through 1991, thousands of fires were intentionally set from Southern California to the Central Coast, the Central Valley and countless places in between.  Homes, business, dry brush...nothing was off limits.  The arsonist left virtually nothing behind in the way of evidence that could ever be traced back to him for years.  The damage and destruction soared into the millions...countless millions.  And 4 innocent lives were lost.  The arsonist was brazen, he set fires with impunity, and he managed to get away with it for a long time...until he finally slipped up and left behind a clue that would eventually lead investigators right to him.  It was then that it became clear why this pyromaniac was able to set fire after fire after fire while managing to elude capture - he was one of them...investigating the very fires that he was setting.  Busting arsonists while moonlighting as one.  Driven by a desire for attention, to be a hero, to be the very best at arson investigation, to garner recognition for his dedication to his job while he steadily rose through the ranks.  But, there was also an insatiable desire to feed his own sadomasochistic sexual urges...which for him, was to watch things burn.  It took years for investigators to catch on to him...and even when he did come up as a possible suspect, nobody who knew him or worked with him were even willing to entertain the possibility he was the arsonist they sought.  This only emboldened him even more and allowed for the devastation and destruction to continue for much longer than it should have.  Even years later, there are many who still refuse to believe he was responsible.  Join me as I tell the story of the most prolific serial arsonist the state of California, possibly the entire country, has ever seen.  You are listening to Killafornia Dreaming...And this is the tale of the firestarter. SOURCES:FIRE LOVER By Joseph Wambaughhttps://www.aetv.com/real-crime/john-orr-arsonist-father-firefighter-murderer-family-lori-orr-kovachhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mind-arsonist-head-los-angeles-fire-starters/story?id=15274504IMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
From 1984 through 1991, thousands of fires were intentionally set from Southern California to the Central Coast, the Central Valley and countless places in between.  Homes, business, dry brush...nothing was off limits.  The arsonist left virtually nothing behind in the way of evidence that could ever be traced back to him for years.  The damage and destruction soared into the millions...countless millions.  And 4 innocent lives were lost.  The arsonist was brazen, he set fires with impunity, and he managed to get away with it for a long time...until he finally slipped up and left behind a clue that would eventually lead investigators right to him.  It was then that it became clear why this pyromaniac was able to set fire after fire after fire while managing to elude capture - he was one of them...investigating the very fires that he was setting.  Busting arsonists while moonlighting as one.  Driven by a desire for attention, to be a hero, to be the very best at arson investigation, to garner recognition for his dedication to his job while he steadily rose through the ranks.  But, there was also an insatiable desire to feed his own sadomasochistic sexual urges...which for him, was to watch things burn.  It took years for investigators to catch on to him...and even when he did come up as a possible suspect, nobody who knew him or worked with him were even willing to entertain the possibility he was the arsonist they sought.  This only emboldened him even more and allowed for the devastation and destruction to continue for much longer than it should have.  Even years later, there are many who still refuse to believe he was responsible.  Join me as I tell the story of the most prolific serial arsonist the state of California, possibly the entire country, has ever seen.  You are listening to Killafornia Dreaming...And this is the tale of the firestarter.  SOURCES:FIRE LOVER By Joseph Wambaughhttps://www.aetv.com/real-crime/john-orr-arsonist-father-firefighter-murderer-family-lori-orr-kovachhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mind-arsonist-head-los-angeles-fire-starters/story?id=15274504IMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
From 1984 through 1991, thousands of fires were intentionally set from Southern California to the Central Coast, the Central Valley and countless places in between.  Homes, business, dry brush...nothing was off limits.  The arsonist left virtually nothing behind in the way of evidence that could ever be traced back to him for years.  The damage and destruction soared into the millions...countless millions.  And 4 innocent lives were lost.  The arsonist was brazen, he set fires with impunity, and he managed to get away with it for a long time...until he finally slipped up and left behind a clue that would eventually lead investigators right to him.  It was then that it became clear why this pyromaniac was able to set fire after fire after fire while managing to elude capture - he was one of them...investigating the very fires that he was setting.  Busting arsonists while moonlighting as one.  Driven by a desire for attention, to be a hero, to be the very best at arson investigation, to garner recognition for his dedication to his job while he steadily rose through the ranks.  But, there was also an insatiable desire to feed his own sadomasochistic sexual urges...which for him, was to watch things burn.  It took years for investigators to catch on to him...and even when he did come up as a possible suspect, nobody who knew him or worked with him were even willing to entertain the possibility he was the arsonist they sought.  This only emboldened him even more and allowed for the devastation and destruction to continue for much longer than it should have.  Even years later, there are many who still refuse to believe he was responsible.  Join me as I tell the story of the most prolific serial arsonist the state of California, possibly the entire country, has ever seen.  You are listening to Killafornia Dreaming...And this is the tale of the firestarter.  SOURCES:FIRE LOVER By Joseph Wambaughhttps://www.aetv.com/real-crime/john-orr-arsonist-father-firefighter-murderer-family-lori-orr-kovachhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/mind-arsonist-head-los-angeles-fire-starters/story?id=15274504IMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com 
WARNING:  EXPLICIT LANGUAGEIn 2001, Amanda Bossingham committed a federal crime by using someone else's social security number when taking out a $15,000.  After years of delays and appeals, she finally served her 14 month sentence beginning in October of 2008.  During the years of delays, Amanda got married and she and her husband opened a bakery and bistro in Scottsdale, Arizona and when she was released from prison, she was fortunate to have been able to go right back to it.  But being in the restaurant industry proved to be somewhat of a challenge for the couple and by later 2012, their business was failing.  So, who did they reach out to for help?  None other than Gordon Ramsay and his show, Kitchen Nightmares.  It would turn out to be more than even Gordon himself could fix!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5O7TRTpesMIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
This is a remastered re-release of a bonus episode from October of 2018 entitled The Tale of the Castle Doctrine.  I was asked to take the episode down.  It was one that was suggested to me by a listener.  But someone closely related to the story took issue with the episode, so I pulled the version where I thanked the listener who recommended this to me and I am re-recording it renaming it the Tale of Brandon Ketsdever and the Castle Doctrine.  I feel these cases are important lessons, especially for young people who might be getting into mischief or pranking.  It is a cautionary tale and serves as a reminder that our kids and young people need to think about the things they do, make good choices, use better judgement, and that they are not immortal.  SOURCES:https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-dec-03-me-11018-story.htmlhttps://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-aug-03-me-pumpkin3-story.htmlhttps://lvcampustimes.org/1999/10/halloween-killing-defies-rationality/https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1065277https://tinyurl.com/ysryvabehttps://denniscooperblog.com/ghoster-presents-13-bloodcurdlingly-true-halloween-stories/https://www.ocweekly.com/diary-of-a-mad-county-6386770/https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/brandon-ketsdeverhttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6014846/brandon-david-ketsdeverhttps://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/smith-byron-david.htmIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
On March 13th, 2008, the citizens of Omaha, Nebraska were shaken as news broke that there had been a double murder in Dundee, one of the city’s normally quiet, affluent neighborhoods.  It was a mysterious crime that, on the surface, made no sense.  It was abundantly clear, however that whoever this murderer was had gone there that day with that purpose and that purpose alone - to kill.  It was a crime that left detectives scratching their heads.  Days, weeks, months, and ultimately years would pass without any clues or evidence pointing towards any suspects.  The case grew cold and the city of Omaha were left wondering - was there a killer among them?  5 years and 2 months later, on Mother’s Day of 2013, Omaha would be struck yet again by another double murder...and it brought the first double murder case back to life.  Evidence at the scene left no doubt that these 2 cases were connected, leaving investigators faced with the terrifying possibility that they were dealing with a serial killer.  And it brought about a renewed sense of urgency to get these cases solved and the killer behind bars.  Today, we are going to examining these murder investigations to try to find the answers to some burning questions - how did these 4 people, who had no obvious connection to one another end up murder 5 years apart in eerily similar ways?  Why were these people targeted?  Who was responsible?  And we are going to try and figure out if important clues were overlooked early on that, if investigated thoroughly, could have prevented the second double murder from happening.  This is the 189th episode of Killafornia Dreaming...the Tale of Dr. Serial Killer.  SOURCES:Pathological: The Murderous Rage of Dr. Anthony Garcia by Henry J. Cordes and Todd Cooperhttps://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/garcia-anthony.htmhttps://apnews.com/article/769e7cc90dfc4eada5e139646dca8f13https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20190812_050000_DatelineIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com 
On March 13th, 2008, the citizens of Omaha, Nebraska were shaken as news broke that there had been a double murder in Dundee, one of the city’s normally quiet, affluent neighborhoods.  It was a mysterious crime that, on the surface, made no sense.  It was abundantly clear, however that whoever this murderer was had gone there that day with that purpose and that purpose alone - to kill.  It was a crime that left detectives scratching their heads.  Days, weeks, months, and ultimately years would pass without any clues or evidence pointing towards any suspects.  The case grew cold and the city of Omaha were left wondering - was there a killer among them?  5 years and 2 months later, on Mother’s Day of 2013, Omaha would be struck yet again by another double murder...and it brought the first double murder case back to life.  Evidence at the scene left no doubt that these 2 cases were connected, leaving investigators faced with the terrifying possibility that they were dealing with a serial killer.  And it brought about a renewed sense of urgency to get these cases solved and the killer behind bars.  Today, we are going to examining these murder investigations to try to find the answers to some burning questions - how did these 4 people, who had no obvious connection to one another end up murder 5 years apart in eerily similar ways?  Why were these people targeted?  Who was responsible?  And we are going to try and figure out if important clues were overlooked early on that, if investigated thoroughly, could have prevented the second double murder from happening.  This is the 189th episode of Killafornia Dreaming...the Tale of Dr. Serial Killer.  SOURCES:Pathological: The Murderous Rage of Dr. Anthony Garcia by Henry J. Cordes and Todd Cooperhttps://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/garcia-anthony.htmhttps://apnews.com/article/769e7cc90dfc4eada5e139646dca8f13https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20190812_050000_DatelineIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com 
On March 13th, 2008, the citizens of Omaha, Nebraska were shaken as news broke that there had been a double murder in Dundee, one of the city’s normally quiet, affluent neighborhoods.  It was a mysterious crime that, on the surface, made no sense.  It was abundantly clear, however that whoever this murderer was had gone there that day with that purpose and that purpose alone - to kill.  It was a crime that left detectives scratching their heads.  Days, weeks, months, and ultimately years would pass without any clues or evidence pointing towards any suspects.  The case grew cold and the city of Omaha were left wondering - was there a killer among them?  5 years and 2 months later, on Mother’s Day of 2013, Omaha would be struck yet again by another double murder...and it brought the first double murder case back to life.  Evidence at the scene left no doubt that these 2 cases were connected, leaving investigators faced with the terrifying possibility that they were dealing with a serial killer.  And it brought about a renewed sense of urgency to get these cases solved and the killer behind bars.  Today, we are going to examining these murder investigations to try to find the answers to some burning questions - how did these 4 people, who had no obvious connection to one another end up murder 5 years apart in eerily similar ways?  Why were these people targeted?  Who was responsible?  And we are going to try and figure out if important clues were overlooked early on that, if investigated thoroughly, could have prevented the second double murder from happening.  This is the 189th episode of Killafornia Dreaming...the Tale of Dr. Serial Killer.  SOURCES:Pathological: The Murderous Rage of Dr. Anthony Garcia by Henry J. Cordes and Todd Cooperhttps://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/garcia-anthony.htmhttps://apnews.com/article/769e7cc90dfc4eada5e139646dca8f13https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20190812_050000_DatelineIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com 
On March 13th, 2008, the citizens of Omaha, Nebraska were shaken as news broke that there had been a double murder in Dundee, one of the city’s normally quiet, affluent neighborhoods.  It was a mysterious crime that, on the surface, made no sense.  It was abundantly clear, however that whoever this murderer was had gone there that day with that purpose and that purpose alone - to kill.  It was a crime that left detectives scratching their heads.  Days, weeks, months, and ultimately years would pass without any clues or evidence pointing towards any suspects.  The case grew cold and the city of Omaha were left wondering - was there a killer among them?  5 years and 2 months later, on Mother’s Day of 2013, Omaha would be struck yet again by another double murder...and it brought the first double murder case back to life.  Evidence at the scene left no doubt that these 2 cases were connected, leaving investigators faced with the terrifying possibility that they were dealing with a serial killer.  And it brought about a renewed sense of urgency to get these cases solved and the killer behind bars.  Today, we are going to examining these murder investigations to try to find the answers to some burning questions - how did these 4 people, who had no obvious connection to one another end up murder 5 years apart in eerily similar ways?  Why were these people targeted?  Who was responsible?  And we are going to try and figure out if important clues were overlooked early on that, if investigated thoroughly, could have prevented the second double murder from happening.  This is the 189th episode of Killafornia Dreaming...the Tale of Dr. Serial Killer.  SOURCES:Pathological: The Murderous Rage of Dr. Anthony Garcia by Henry J. Cordes and Todd Cooperhttps://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/garcia-anthony.htmhttps://apnews.com/article/769e7cc90dfc4eada5e139646dca8f13https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20190812_050000_DatelinePROMO: True Crime Files PodcastIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com 
The Kissel boys were born and raised in what we used to think of as the quintessential American family...like something you’d watch on some wholesome sitcom.  They were as competitive as they were ambitious and those qualities would take both brothers on their very own, unique successful journeys in life.  But the younger of the two, Robert, he always seemed to have a bit of an edge on older brother Andrew...he was taller, more athletic, more popular, more social, friendly...things simply came easier.  Robert was the brother who followed the rules...he maneuvered wisely, cautiously, thoughtfully.  Andrew preferred the quick and easy...the fastest way to winning, even if it wasn’t exactly the right way.  It didn’t matter because getting to the finish line first was the only thing that mattered.  The irony is the manner in which both of these brothers would come to meet an equally tragic end...three years and thousands of miles apart in ways and for reasons that, to this day remain mysterious and nearly impossible to reconcile...this is a special vacation series presentation of Killafornia dreaming...the tale of the Kissel Family Curse…SOURCE: A FAMILY CURSE BY KEVIN McMURRAYMUSIC: BLUE DOT SESSIONSIMPORTANT LINKS:Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/killaforniapodPayPal:  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/killaforniapodMerchandise:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/killaforniapod/shop?asc=uWebsite:  https://killaforniadreamingpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1296620370450345/Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/killaforniadreamingInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/killaforniadreamingpod/?hl=enTwitter:  https://twitter.com/killaforniapodEmail:  killaforniapod@gmail.com
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Rivendell Network

Loved the Lord Dumpling laughing fit. Made me smile which is rare when listening to true crime all day.

Oct 10th
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PathD

5 STAR PODCAST! CONGRATULATIONS #200! Keep going strong!!

Sep 21st
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PathD

5 STAR PODCAST! Tale of the Firestarter was incredible! What a case it was, I learned so much! I binged from beginning to end in one day!You did a fantastic job and an outstanding performance! Thank you!

Sep 18th
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lil john

she thinks that “ALL” of the customers likes her food, but in reality her husband is not telling her about any complaints..of course she going to think that her food tasted good and “NEVER” had any problem..no wonder she thinks she the shit..smh..

Jul 28th
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Lynn Nix Nankervis

Amazing podcast with well researched episodes and an awesome host! Roseanne is the best! 😊

Jul 24th
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Vicki Camacho

Happy Anniversary!!! You did an excellent job on this series and all the episodes. Thank you for sharing your writing talent with us.

Jun 28th
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Vicki Camacho

👍👍👍👍👍

Jun 7th
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Vicki Camacho

Excellent series.

May 25th
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Vicki Camacho

Well done.👏👏👏👏

Feb 21st
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lil john

Gross..eating poop..lol..smh

Feb 20th
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Curtis Massey

God bless people like you. You are natural caretakers. The world is lucky to have you lot. I'm not that way. I depend on people like you. I don't know you, or Betty, or Jane, but you gave Betty something very special in her last days. I think you know that. You feel it too, that's why you cry and miss her. God bless you, and people like you.

Jan 5th
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Nicole Gdula

Almost 4 agonizing minutes of sponsorship!

Nov 30th
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lil john

Oh damn if u watch that movie A better luck tomorrow..they did the exact same thing in the movie..where they kill that guy in the garage..interesting I didn’t know it was a actual thing that happen..

Oct 20th
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Jenny

6:15

Sep 1st
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Jamie Houston

you de-railed way to long with Bundy.

Aug 6th
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Charlie Mccreary

great details!

Jul 23rd
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dachiggaman

dope fiends are not good men

Jun 24th
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Charlie Mccreary

very good recap thank you

Jun 24th
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Charlie Mccreary

amazing job Roxanne you are spot on most ridiculous book I've ever heard of and you are once again right murders is no measure of manhood its true cowardice and I'm saying this as a ex-military Marine

Jun 1st
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lil john

The hitman book is similar to those martial art books in the 80s..teaching you how to be a ninja..lol..they are ridiculous..lol..

May 30th
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