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Crimeficionados

Hey everybody! We are Travis Daughtrey and Lee Flores, and we are here to discuss all facets of true crime. We release full episodes every Tuesday and mini episodes every Thursday. Our first 15-part series covers the life and times of John W. Hinckley, Jr., attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan. In our mini episodes, we will be discussing some cases that you are probably familiar with, some that you may not be familiar with, and honestly anything that we find fascinating. We hope you enjoy our discussions and we are looking forward to creating and growing the "Crimeficionados" podcast with all of you!!

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Episode 11- Elizabeth Holmes Part 1- The Advent of Theranos & The Medicine Show Revival

Travis & Lee introduce the case of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, and reveal the startling discovery they made about a turn-of-the 20th century fraudster whose diagnostic device bore an uncanny resemblance to the Theranos-created, Edison, which could allegedly diagnose disease using only one drop of blood.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

52mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 1-March 30, 1981

Travis Daughtrey and Lee Flores discuss the day that John W. Hinckley, Jr., shot Ronald Reagan and three other people. This episode begins a series long discussion about the attempted assassination and the impact it had on all of the people affected, directly and indirectly.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

49mins

12 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 4- Anna Delvey Part 2- The Road to Marrakesh Mayhem

Travis & Lee trace the fraudulent activities of Anna Delvey through her attempt to start her own $40 million art foundation through the inevitable breakdown of her house of cards and her ill-fated trip to Marrakesh.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

1hr 3mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 10- Sex! Pizza! Golf Umbrellas!

John Hinckley met fellow patient, Leslie DeVeau at a Halloween dance at St. Elizabeths Mental Hospital in 1982. Travis & Lee discuss Leslie DeVeau and the long, bizarre relationship that followed.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

53mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 12- The Others

In episode 12,"The Others", when discussing the other residents of St. Elizabeths who are primarily from marginalized communities, Lee rants and Travis gets emotional. The differences in treatment and care expressed by the hospital towards John Hinckley and the other patients are explored in depth in this episode, with patient, Franklin Frye, a focal point.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

46mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 5- Texas Tech

Things started to get weird when John Hinckley went away to college. Travis & Lee travel the timeline from 1973-1980 when Hinckley was an on-again, off-again student at Texas Tech.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

57mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 15- Series Finale- Happy As a Clam

Travis, despite having been hit by a car earlier in the day, and Lee conclude the tale of John Hinckley through the present day and the implications of his release for the future.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

43mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 12- Elizabeth Holmes Part 2- The Fall of Theranos

Travis & Lee discuss the fall of Elizabeth Holmes and the rapid devaluation of Theranos amid increased federal scrutiny.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

47mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 9- St. Elizabeths Part 1-Arrogant AF

Following the trial, John Hinckley was remanded to St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington D.C.. In this episode, Travis & Lee explore John Hinckley's initial adjustment to life in a mental hospital and his new found celebrity.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

51mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 14- The Victims

A traumatic event can have long lasting impact on the people who are affected by it, both directly and indirectly. In this episode, Travis & Lee discuss the lives of the four shooting victims, their families, and others victimized by the Reagan assassination attempt.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

44mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 6- John Lennon is Dead

The death of his idol, John Lennon, in December 1980, was devastating for John Hinckley. In this episode, Travis & Lee discuss John Lennon's murder as a critical precipitous event in the months leading up to the Reagan assassination attempt. Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered Lennon, is discussed as well.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

55mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 4- Growing Up Hinckley

Answers are often found in the examination of a person's childhood. Sometimes, however, they are not. Join Travis & Lee as they explore the lives of the Hinckley family, from Jack and Joann's first meeting through John's graduation from high school.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

54mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 13- WTF!!! Conspiracy Theories

What is an assassination attempt without a slew of conspiracy theories? In this episode, Travis & Lee discuss the myriad of conspiracy theories that have developed in the years following the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

59mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 11- St. Elizabeths Part 2- Whine, Women, & Song

Travis & Lee discuss John Hinckley's time in St. Elizabeths Hospital from 1985 to 2016, his crazy attempts to get back into the public eye, and his relationships with women.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

1hr 2mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 7- The Making of An Assassin

Travis & Lee discuss John Hinckley's activities following the murder of John Lennon until the day before the Reagan assassination attempt.Please note- While Travis & Lee refer to this episode as "The Lead Up", they have since changed the title to "The Making of an Assassin".Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

58mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 8- Courtroom Chaos

The trial of John Hinckley was a pivotal moment in American justice. In this episode, Travis & Lee reveal little known details of the trial, its confusions, and its eventual outcome.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

1hr 10mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 10-Frank Abagnale Part 4- The Skyway Man Falls to Earth

Travis & Lee discuss the escapades of Frank Abagnale, Jr., that led to his eventual capture in the finale episode of his story.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

45mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Mini episode 28- Just Talkin' with Travis & Lee- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel & The Very Scary Case of Rebecca Zahau

Travis & Lee discuss their current viewing habits which have led Lee to binge The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Travis to watch HLN's Real Life Nightmare series featuring the case of Rebecca Zahau. Was it murder or suicide?**SPOILER ALERT- The discussion of Mrs. Maisel contains some very light first episode spoilers.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

20mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 7-Frank Abagnale Part 1- Birth of a Con Man

Travis & Lee begin the elaborate tale of Frank Abagnale, the con man best known from the book and film, Catch Me If You Can, who traveled the world forging checks and using false identities.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

50mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 8-Frank Abagnale Part 2- The Rise of Skyway Man

Travis & Lee continue the story of Frank Abagnale through his exploits around the globe posing as a Pan Am airline pilot.Support the show (http://patreon.com/crimeficionados)

42mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #20