Can we get a re-do??

Dec 18, 2019, 11:01 AM

In honor of our 100th episode, we are re-doing our very cringe-y first episode! Note: We’re not re-releasing the first episode. We’re completely redoing it. So sit back, relax, and let us tell you for a second time about the crimes that got us interested in lawsuits.

Can you believe it? It’s our 100th episode! Holy sexy times! Thank you to everyone who joined us on this perilous journey. We hope you’ll stay with us for many episodes to come. If you don’t, we’ll send a Bob Moss after you. Or maybe a juvenile bigfoot. 

In honor of our 100th episode, we are re-doing our very cringe-y first episode! Note: We’re not re-releasing the first episode. We’re completely redoing it. So sit back, relax, and let us tell you for a second time about the crimes that got us interested in lawsuits. 

Kristin starts us off with the story of Robert Courtney, a Kansas City pharmacist who was caught diluting cancer drugs. Over the course of several years, Robert diluted everything from chemotherapy drugs to fertility treatments. His horrific crimes affected an estimated 4,200 patients. 

Then Brandi tells us about the Tate-LaBianca murders, also known as the Manson Family murders. In the summer of 1969, members of Charles Manson’s cult brutally murdered seven people. They killed five people one night, and two more the next. The crimes were as senseless as they were shocking.

And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.

In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
“The Toxic Pharmacist,” New York Times Magazine
“Jury Awards 2.2B in Courtney Case,” Kansas City Business Journal
“Deadly Rx for Greed,” American Greed 
“Pharmacist Robert Courtney Admits He Diluted Drugs,” Kansas City Star
“Prosecutors Say Greed Drove Pharmacist to Dilute Drugs,” The New York Times
“Courtney’s Wife Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement,” Kansas City Business Journal
“Pharmacist’s Wife to Give Money to Victim Fund,” Southeast Missourian

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“Charles Manson and the Manson Family” by Marilyn Bardsley, The Crime Library
“Charles Manson Trial” Famous-Trials.com
“Helter Skelter” by Vincent Bugliosi
“Tate-LaBianca Murders” wikipedia.org