Not a typical true crime podcast. It delineates Woodstock, a small town in Alabama. The opening chapter has an eccentric resident, John B McLemore, making an allegation of a murder cover up.
Chapter Two – there are rumours that Dylan Nichols was killed by Kabraham Burt, son of a wealthy local businessman.
Chapter Three opens with the suicide of McElmore. A troubled soul, he never fitted into his redneck community.
Chapter Four segues into Bibb County Alabama and Brian Reed’s (of Trojan Horde fame) perception of it. Suffice to say, nice Jewish girl Jacqui Hames, or half negro ex Det Con “Reds” Haslam would not have liked it. Boy.
Chapter Five – peppered with Bubbas and tattoo parlous, an unflattering examination of Woodstock. My cousin is in Mississippi so I can be as scathing about Alabama as I wish. Not that I am going to. Several Goggins served in the 14th, 29th and 42nd Infantry Regiments 1861-65. Boy.
Chapter Six – “Brokeback Mountain”, McElmore came out of the closet.
Chapter Seven – Cheryl Dodson, one of the few folks to emerge with any integrity, the ethics of podcasting, of naming someone who may be innocent, or dead and thus unable to defend themselves, as with ex P.C Fintan Creaven in the Daniel Morgan murder case, to which I will return. Interview with Kendall Burt, father of Kabraham. No confession, nor any arrests. A dead end, so far as true crime podcasts are concerned.
UPDATE – Adnan Syed was freed. Wonderful news that Sarah Koenig and all at “Serial” were able to expose a massive miscarriage of justice. Compare with the Daniel Morgan murder and the lack of alacrity in awarding Jonathan Rees and others wrongfully accused adequate compensation. Or the tardiness in arresting ex Det Ch Supt Dave Cook (Mr Jacqui Hames) and his minion former Det Con “Reds” Haslam. I have a busy week ahead.
Here is a totally superfluous image of Claire Danes, did you know that she supports Sutton United? (Hilarious in-joke).