#159 100 Hours, 34 Sessions With David Berkowitz, The Son of Sam (Part One)
Cops and Writers Podcast
by Patrick O'Donnell / Vic Ferrari / Michael Caparrelli
6d ago
Dr. Michael Caparrelli spent 100 hours,  34 Sessions With David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam. Welcome everyone to part one of my interview with Bestselling Author and Psychologist, Dr. Michael Caparrelli. Dr. Caparrelli holds a PhD in Behavioral Science with an emphasis on Addiction Psychology.  Dr. Caparrelli spent 100 hours, over 34 sessions with one of the most feared murderers in America’s history, David Berkowitz aka The Son of Sam. Dr. Caparrelli wrote an amazing book titled, MONSTER MIRROR: 100 HOURS with DAVID BERKOWITZ, ONCE KNOW AS the SON OF SAM that chronicles his time with ..read more
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158 Bestselling and Award Winning Author Nick Petrie Tells us to 'Just Write A Bad Book.'
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by Patrick O'Donnell / Nick Petrie
1w ago
Today’s show will be especially helpful for you writers out there. On the show today we have award-winning and bestselling author, Nick Petrie.  His first novel, The Drifter, won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards and was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017.  Light It Up was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books. Both Light it Up and The Wild One were shortlisted for the Barry Award. Nick is the quintessential blue-collar author. He h ..read more
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157 I Love a Cop With Bestselling Author and Police Psychologist, The 'Cop Doc' Dr. Ellen Kirschman (Part Two)
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by Patrick O'Donnell / Ellen Kirschman
2w ago
Welcome back everybody to the conclusion of my interview with the “Cop Doc” Dr. Ellen Kirschman.   For over four decades, Dr. Ellen Kirschman's specialty has been treating first responders, cops, firefighters, and their families who are suffering with work-related traumatic stress. Dr. Kirschman is also an award-winning and best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction. She is best known for the gold standard book for cops and their families, “I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know” along with “Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know” and “I Love a Fire Fighter: What the F ..read more
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156 I Love a Cop With Bestselling Author and Police Psychologist, The 'Cop Doc' Dr. Ellen Kirschman (Part One)
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by Patrick O'Donnell / Ellen Kirschman
3w ago
Welcome everybody, today’s show will be especially valuable for those of you who are first responders and maybe more important, for their families to listen to. Or, if you are curious about what goes on behind closed doors in a police family. There is so much good information here, I had to split this up into two episodes. My guest on today’s show is known as the ‘Cop Doc’, Dr. Ellen Kirschman.  For over four decades, Dr. Ellen Kirschman's specialty has been treating first responders, cops, firefighters, and their families who are suffering from work-related traumatic stress. Today’s epis ..read more
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155ATF Deputy Assistant Director Peter Forcelli Reveals Government Cover-Up and Corruption Surrounding Operation Fast And Furious (Part Two)
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by Patrick O'Donnell / Peter Forcelli / Steve Murphy
1M ago
Welcome back everybody to the conclusion of my interview with my special guest, Retired ATF Deputy Assistant Director, former NYPD homicide detective, and author of the bestselling book, The Deadly Path: How Operation Fast & Furious and Bad Lawyers Armed Mexican Cartels, Peter Forcelli. If you like heroes, homicide, government corruption at the highest levels, a government whistle blower, and good old fashioned police work, you’re going to love this episode.  Peter was a "whistleblower," who came forward and testified in the congressional inquiry into the "Operation Fast & Furious ..read more
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154 ATF Deputy Assistant Director Peter Forcelli Reveals Government Cover-Up and Corruption Surrounding Operation Fast And Furious (Part One)
Cops and Writers Podcast
by Patrick O'Donnell / Peter Forcelli / Steve Murphy
1M ago
Welcome everybody to part one of this very special show with my guest, Retired ATF Deputy Assistant Director, former NYPD homicide detective, and author of the bestselling book, The Deadly Path: How Operation Fast & Furious and Bad Lawyers Armed Mexican Cartels, Peter Forcelli. If you like heroes, homicide, government corruption at the highest levels, a government whistle blower, and good old fashioned police work, you’re going to love this episode.  Peter was a "whistleblower," who came forward and testified in the congressional inquiry into the "Operation Fast & Furious" scandal ..read more
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153 Master Con Man Matthew Cox Was The Shark Swimming in The Housing Pool. (Part Two)
Cops and Writers Podcast
by Patrick O'Donnell /Matthew Cox/ Jerri Williams
1M ago
Welcome back everybody to the conclusion of this very special show with my guest Matthew Cox. Dateline NBC called Matthew, "A gifted forger and silver-tongued liar." If you’re a true crime junkie, you’re going to love this show! Matthew’s captivating story has been featured in Playboy, Rolling Stone, Dateline NBC, and numerous other news publications. Matthew Cox, one of the most ingenious con men in history—bilked America’s biggest banks out of millions. Despite numerous encounters with bank security, state and federal authorities, Cox narrowly avoided capture for years. During his run Matt a ..read more
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152 Master Con Man Matthew Cox Was The Shark Swimming in The Housing Pool. (Part One)
Cops and Writers Podcast
by Patrick O'Donnell / Matthew Cox / Jerri Williams
1M ago
Welcome everybody to part one of this very special show with my guest Matthew Cox. Dateline NBC called Matthew, "A gifted forger and silver-tongued liar." If you’re a true crime junkie, you’re going to love this show! Matthew’s captivating story has been featured in Playboy, Rolling Stone, Dateline NBC, and numerous other news outlets. Matthew Cox, one of the most ingenious con men in history—bilked America’s biggest banks out of millions. Despite numerous encounters with bank security, state and federal authorities, Cox narrowly avoided capture for years. During his run, Matt assumed over fif ..read more
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151 Special Guest Appearance: On the 'Wish I'd Known Then' Podcast with Sara Rosett and Jamie Albright"
Cops and Writers Podcast
by Patrick O'Donnell / Sara Rosett / Jamie Albright
2M ago
Happy New Year everybody! I wish you all a happy and healthy 2024.  Today we're going to do something a little bit different. Back on November 22nd, I sat down virtually with Sarah Rosett and Jamie Albright on their fantastic podcast wish I’d known then. We talked about common errors writers make when it comes to crafting their police stories and how to improve their thrillers or mysteries. Check out the Wish I'd Known Then Podcast with Jamie Albright and Sara Rosett! Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writers book series. Please visit the Cops and Wri ..read more
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150 Finding The Strength To Write After Tragedy And Grief With USA Today Bestselling Author Melinda Colt.
Cops and Writers Podcast
by Patrick O'Donnell / Melinda Colt
2M ago
Today on the show we are traveling to Romania speaking to USA Today Bestselling Author Melinda Colt.  Melinda Colt is an award-winning and bestselling author of thrillers, suspense, and mystery novels. While she’s a Juris Doctor and professional target shooter, she worked as a journalist before she became a full-time author and owns a graphic design business. Melinda indulges her romantic side by writing romance novels under the pen name Melinda De Ross.    In today’s episode we discuss: ·      Melinda’s wide variety of interests, including having a law degree, be ..read more
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