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True crime podcasts?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by wesraft, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. wesraft

    wesraft Low-Roller

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    My daughter got me started on "My Favorite Murder" and I heard their live show from Red Rocks Casino, which was highly entertaining. It covered Ted Binion's murder and another previously unknown (to me) Circus Circus performer. Has anyone heard any others that were Vegas related or otherwise that they could recommend? Here's the link to the aforementioned podcast. https://www.myfavoritemurder.com/138-live-at-the-red-rocks-ballroom-in-las-vegas/
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  2. ardee

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  3. wesraft

    wesraft Low-Roller

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    Thanks! I'm gonna give this one a shot today!
     
  4. Crawfordesquire

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    22 hours is decent.
     
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    Yet another to check out:cool: Thanks!
    I just remembered another one that I heard awhile back. Not specifically Vegas, but Vegas-adjacent you might say. It's about the bombing of Harvey's Casino in Reno. A CRAZY story that I had never heard of before, but is described in great detail, with a lot of humor thrown in. It's on a podcast called The Dollop. https://m.soundcloud.com/the-dollop/309-big-john-and-harveys. There is even video of the bombing on YouTube.
     
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    i would be shocked if there wasn't some podcasts on ted binion.
     
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    There is a very thorough telling of the Ted Binion story in the book "Positively Fifth Street" by James McManus. It's a good read intertwined with McManus' improbable run in the pre-Moneymaker WSOP.
     
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    I can confirm I worked at Harvey’s a few years after that bombing and it was regularly discussed in employee meetings