Necronomicast is a podcast that explores the "Horror of Hollywood...and Beyond!" Horror movies and the real paranormal, true crime, and strange subjects that inspire them.
Episode 216 Dr. Katherine Ramsland "Confession of a Serial Killer"
Jan 6 2022
Episode 216 Dr. Katherine Ramsland "Confession of a Serial Killer"
For the first show of 2022, it is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Katherine Ramsland to the show. Katherine Ramsland is a professor of forensic psychology and teaches criminal justice at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She holds master's degrees in psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and a Ph.D. in philosophy. She is one of the nation's leading experts on Serial Killers. We will be talking about her book and new A&E Channel docu-series “Confession of a Serial Killer” about Dennis Rader, the BTK killer who terrorized Wichita, Kansas for over 30 years. She has spent over a decade of her life interviewing Rader in hopes of unraveling the mystery of how and why he became one of the worst serial killers in American history. "Confession of a Serial Killer" on Amazon.
Jan 6 2022
Episode 215 "Kindred Spirits" with Amy Bruni & Adam Berry
To close out 2021, I'm very excited to have not one, but two spectacular guests for your listening pleasure. Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are here to talk about the upcoming release of the 6th Season of their hit television program "Kindred Spirits" on Travel Chanel and Discovery+! You'll discover details here that you won't find anywhere else about their unique approach to paranormal investigations and the philosophies they share when interacting with ethereal phenomena. Join me along with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, for this 215th episode of The Necronomicast! Amy Bruni Official Site Adam Berry Official Site
Dec 15 2021
Episode 214 "The Pursuit of Truth" with JFK researcher Craig Ciccone
It was fifty-eight years ago when tragedy unfolded in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was gunned down in broad daylight. The aftermath of that fateful day is still unfolding as researchers and historians like my next guest continue to ask the questions and search for answers of what really happened. Craig Ciccone, is one such researcher and historian. His diligent, thorough, and important work continues on. His focus isn't just on the events of Nov 22, 1963, but on all political assassinations of the 1960s. Join me and Craig, on our pursuit of truth on this episode of The Necronomicast! For more information on Craig Ciccone.
Dec 1 2021
1 hr 13 mins
Episode 213 "Cleanin' Up The Town-Remembering Ghostbusters"
Tonight I welcome to the program, from England, the brother and sister filmmaking team of Anthony & Claire Bueno who have put together the ultimate documentary of the classic hit film "Ghostbusters"! "Cleanin' Up The Town-Remembering Ghostbusters" is more than just a documentary. It plays like a love letter to the film that was an American pop culture force for decades and introduced a new generation to the world of the paranormal. Listen in as we discuss the stars in front of the camera as well as the incredible talent behind the camera that defied all odds to produce the classic that moviegoers love to this day. On the eve of the release of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" go behind the scenes of the movie that started it all on this episode of the Necronomicast!
Nov 15 2021
Episode 212 "Secrets of New Orleans Voodoo" with Bloody Mary
Happy Halloween and welcome to this special episode of The Necronomicast featuring Bloody Mary! Born on the bayou, Bloody Mary was raised in the Crescent City. She grew up to be a profound priestess who also serves her hometown of New Orleans as a Culture bearer, tradition keeper or "Griot" as well as psychopomp (“guide of souls”) and ghost whisperer. Mary is a fearless enthusiast about her home town and all of its history, heritage and mysticism. She is a known publicly as Vodoo Queen, storyteller, celebrity historian, author, psychic medium, ghost hunter and owner of the famous Bloody Mary's Tours - an Avant-garde Boutique tour company for over 20 years. Bloody Mary is also the curator of the notorious Haunted Museum and Voodoo Pharmacy Spirit shop at 826 N. Rampart Street which receives international acclaim. You will see her on TV and cinema featured on hundreds of international documentaries about the other side of her hometown. See her and her famous haunted houses on Paranormal Lockdown, Buzzfeed Unsolved, Haunted History and Ghost Adventures... Check out her on TikTok and her YouTube channel too! Bloody Mary's Official Website
Oct 29 2021
1 hr 7 mins
Episode 211 "The Ghosts of Lincoln" with Alan Boye and Tayden Bundy
My exploration of the "Haunted Heartland" continues during the month of October and you really get your money's worth with this episode as I welcome not one, but two fantastic authors. First, Alan Boye, author of "A Guide To The Ghosts Of Lincoln" joins me to discuss his classic landmark book. First published in the early 1980s, the book was required reading for those interested in true ghost stories in the Nebraska area. Later in the program, I welcome author Tayden Bundy to chat about his new book "Beyond Lincoln" which is a tremendous collection of hauntings and their roots in history. Both authors are master writers and are at the top of their craft with these volumes. No matter where you are in the world, these books are universal in their spine-tingling appeal! A Guide To The Ghosts Of Lincoln by Alan Boye Beyond Lincoln by Tayden Bundy The Music of Andrew Vogt (Additional Music: "Benson Babylon" written by N. Barber, B. Corey, J. Dodson, S. Zimmerman) This episode and all the programming for this month of October is dedicated to the memory of "Coyote" Chris Sutton, a friend of the paranormal community who passed away last month. Rest in peace, Chris.
Oct 15 2021
1 hr 27 mins
Episode 210 "Answering The Call" with Ron Haskett
October programming on the Necronomicast will feature personalities and stories unique to the "Haunted Heartland". Tonight, I welcome paranormal investigator Ron Haskett to the program. This interview was recorded on location, inside the Malvern Manor, in the darkness of the "shadow man hallway". Ron is featured in the documentary "Answering the Call" about his spiritual journey, his relationship with the infamous Malvern Manor, and the spirits who still occupy the historic haunted landmark. Listen in as Ron recounts his journey that brought him halfway across the United States from the mountains of West Virginia to the cornfields of Nebraska. This episode and all the programming for the month of October is dedicated to the memory of "Coyote" Chris Sutton, a friend of the paranormal community who passed away last month. Rest in peace, Chris. "Answering The Call" on YouTube For more information on the Malvern Manor
Oct 1 2021
1 hr 3 mins
Episode 209 "The Curse of Lizzie Borden" with Sam Baltrusis
My guest tonight, for a late night conversation is author, historian, lecturer, and clairvoyant psychical investigator Sam Baltrusis. Sam has written over a dozen paranormal themed historical books and has appeared on multiple television shows. Sam's work on the new Shock Doc “The Curse of Lizzie Borden”, now streaming on Discovery +, will be the focus of our conversation. We all know about the history of the Axe murders, but Sam will take us for an exclusive deep dive with behind the scenes details of their struggle with the evil encountered during the filming of that investigation. "The Curse of Lizzie Borden" with Sam Baltrusis, on the Necronomicast! For more information, please visit: www.sambaltrusis.com
Sep 1 2021
Episode 208 Tessa DelZoppo, Psychic Medium!
My special guest tonight for a late night conversation is renowned psychic medium, Tessa DelZoppo! Ever since she was a young girl, she knew she was different and that she had a special gift… She went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in education and her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her work as a medium overpowered what she could do in a clinical setting— so she decided to put her career aside and follow her passion as a medium relaying messages from the spirit world. Now she does it all, from private readings to paranormal work, criminal investigations involving missing persons and homicides...and talking to me on The Necronomicast! For more information on Tessa, please visit: tessadelzoppo.com
Sep 1 2021
1 hr 3 mins
Episode 207 Ben Hansen "UFO Witness" and the search for truth!
My guest tonight, for a late night conversation, is former federal agent, UFO researcher/historian, and main investigator on the hit TV show "UFO Witness", and the just released "Roswell: The Final Verdict"...Ben Hansen. We will recount the major UFO cases covered indepth on his programming and discuss the interwoven UFO legends and accounts while looking for the true stories that are kept from public view. So join me and preeminent UFO expert, Ben Hansen, on this episode of The Necronomicast! www.benhansen.com
Aug 16 2021
Episode 206 "Murder Among The Mormons" with Tyler Measom
My guest tonight, for a late night conversation, is award-winning producer and director, Tyler Measom. Tyler’s latest documentary, "Murder Among The Mormons” took the country by storm earlier this year on Netflix. I am very excited to have him on to talk about making that film and the true story of the Salt Lake City bombings of 1985. Together, we are going to look for the truth in a world filled with lies and deception…. Heavy stuff, with my guest, Tyler Measom, on this episode of The Necronomicast! Tyler Measom Online
Aug 3 2021
Episode 205 "Sharks: Monsters or Misunderstood?" with Dr. Mike Heithaus
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! More information on Dr. Mike Heithaus
Jul 15 2021
1 hr 3 mins
Episode 204 "12 Days of Terror" with Dr. Richard Fernicola
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: "Twelve Days of Terror" on Amazon.
Jul 1 2021
1 hr 12 mins
Episode 203 Jeff Belanger "The Call of Kilimanjaro"
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! https://jeffbelanger.com
Jun 16 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Episode 202 "The Corpsewood Manor Murders" with Amy Petulla
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! www.chattanoogaghosttours.com
Jun 1 2021
1 hr 3 mins
Episode 201 Dr. Mireya Mayor "Expedition Bigfoot"!
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! www.mireyamayor.com
May 17 2021
1 hr 1 min
Episode 200 Nick Groff "Death Walker"
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!
May 3 2021
Episode 199 "Behind The Horror" with Dr. Lee Mellor
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! www.leemellor.com
Apr 19 2021
1 hr 4 mins
Episode 198 "Song of Dance and Death" with Troy Taylor
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: https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/
Apr 5 2021
Episode 197 "A Tangled Web" with Leslie Rule
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: https://authorleslierule.com/ (Music Credit: "A Web, Tangled" by Brian Corey)
Mar 15 2021
1 hr 4 mins