This Sounds Serious

By Kelly & Kelly

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In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later.

Episode Date
8: The Premiere
00:31:01

With Kirk’s release from prison and a movie premier in the works, the truth comes into focus.

Oct 20, 2020
7: Vegas
00:26:46

Gwen travels to Las Vegas, where crime writer Frank Reeves tells her that a casino robbery took place during the film shoot, and Kirk buried the movie to hide the evidence.

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Oct 13, 2020
6: Rotten Popcorn
00:27:37

After tracking down Grand Casino, Gwen watches the movie and is underwhelmed. She calls on the goofball hosts of the “Rotten Popcorn” podcast to weigh in, and investigates a theory that maybe Kirk was the one who buried the movie.

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Oct 06, 2020
5: The Con Man’s Handbook
00:32:04

Gwen finds out how Kirk finally got caught. Kirk insists Grand Casino exists and invites Gwen to use his “Con Man’s Handbook” dictaphone recordings to help uncover it.

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Sep 29, 2020
4: Visiting Hours
00:30:47

Gwen travels to Maricopa County Prison to meet Kirk Todd and get inside the mind of a con man. She learns about his marriage to art forger Helen Chatham and the events that tore them apart.

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Sep 22, 2020
3: How to Make a Fake Movie
00:33:50

In order to pull off the Grand Casino con, Kirk had to convince the studio and the crew that he was making the movie. How did nobody catch on?

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Sep 15, 2020
2: We Were Filming a Crime Scene
00:26:17

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How did Kirk Todd put himself in the position to pull off this con? Gwen answers that question and reveals the events of the Grand Casino premier from the red carpet to the chaos in the lobby after the crime is discovered. 

Sep 08, 2020
1: Jeremy, Kenny, Karl, Klaus, and Kirk
00:24:24

A 9-1-1 call about a heart attack at a 1991 movie screening leads investigative journalist Gwen Radford to unearth the life story of con man, Kirk Todd, from his childhood crimes through his career as a TV producer, up to Grand Casino, the movie he never made.

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Sep 01, 2020
This Sounds Serious: Grand Casino
00:01:04

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In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later. 

Aug 25, 2020
Introducing Record Club
00:33:07

From Kelly&Kelly, the studio that brought you This Sounds Serious comes Record Club - a live storytelling podcast that celebrates seminal albums and explores how these albums affect our lives. Hosted by musician Louise Burns, each episode features storytellers telling a true, personal story about how a particular record shaped them. 

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Jun 25, 2020
Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein
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For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at Wondery.fm/soundsserious
Oct 01, 2019
Introducing Room 20
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For more than 15 years, a man named Sixty-Six Garage would lay in a nursing home bed, unidentified and unconscious. Or so everyone believed. Join reporter and host Joanne Faryon across borders and through the twists and turns of the truth until she finally uncovers who Garage really is. Listen now at wondery.fm/somethingserious
Aug 02, 2019
8: The Conclusion
00:29:17
Seriously, what is in those barrels? Surprise evidence found in the quarry leads to a confession, but maybe not justice.
Jul 16, 2019
7: The Barrels
00:21:03
The barrels in Rhoda Day’s backyard may hold the key to Melissa Turner’s disappearance. Gwen wants to find out what’s inside them, but it’s not going to be easy.
Jul 09, 2019
6: Theories
00:23:31
Gwen outlines the most likely scenarios about what happened to Melissa Turner. A surprise phone call by a key player bolsters one theory.
Jul 02, 2019
5: The Mayor
00:24:34
Gwen’s focus turns to Rhoda Day, Jimmy’s mother and the longtime mayor of Tom Day. Just how many strings is Rhoda Day pulling in this town? And are they about to snap?
Jun 25, 2019
4: Subcultures
00:21:40
Manhattan Media podcast “Here’s Some Information” teams up with TSS to learn about the online society of scent fanatics that could possibly link Jimmy and Melissa.
Jun 18, 2019
3: All About Jimmy
00:31:25
Gwen travels to Tom Day, Oregon the home of serial hostage-taker Jimmy Kline and learns about his criminal past through his mother, his neighbors, and the man himself.
Jun 11, 2019
2: Hostages
00:28:47
Gwen takes us on an audio tour of an incredibly bizarre 9-1-1 call that chronicles the 36 hours that Jimmy Kline held a bank hostage in Tom Day, Oregon, claiming the mayor killed his girlfriend, Melissa Turner.
Jun 04, 2019
1: Missing Melissa
00:27:24
A 9-1-1 call from a 2017 bank heist leads investigative journalist Gwen Radford to the story of the country’s most missing person, Melissa Turner. And now Melissa has disappeared again, only this time it’s different. 
Jun 04, 2019
This Sounds Serious: Missing Melissa
00:02:08
After listening to a 9-1-1 call from the longest hostage situation in Oregon history, Gwen finds herself on the trail of America’s most missing person. Season 2 brings you another story so believable it can’t be true. Launching June 2019. 

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May 28, 2019
BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads is back!
00:04:32
Here’s a podcast recommendation for you: LeVar Burton Reads. Experience the best short fiction, handpicked and narrated by the world’s most legendary storyteller. Let host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) transport you to unknown worlds through immersive soundscapes and unmatched narration as he tells stories from authors like Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more. Hear all-new Season 4 episodes on Apple Podcasts now. applepodcasts.com/levar



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May 14, 2019
Introducing Blackwood
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Gwen gives a small update on Season 2 and introduces a new podcast, "Blackwood". Blackwood: Five years ago, three teenagers set out to investigate the local legend of their small town, The Blackwood Bugman, and the mysterious disappearances and murders connected to him over the years. But as they soon come to find out, getting too close to the truth can be dangerous. From the masterminds behind Hunt A Killer comes a chilling tale of secrets, monsters, and murder. Subscribe to Blackwood today at wondery.fm/convict 

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Nov 19, 2018
Dr. Death
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Host Gwen Radford gives an update on Season 2 of This Sounds Serious and previews Wondery’s new true-crime podcast Dr. Death. Listen to it on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2oE7I5v 

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Sep 04, 2018
8: The Finale
00:24:58
Daniel travels to Gwen to confront her about the podcast, the 911 call, and the truth. 

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Jun 16, 2018
7: The Trial
00:29:49
After all the other suspects were ruled out, Daniel Bronstadt went on trial for murder. With his life on the line, he decided to use a rookie attorney… himself. 

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Jun 12, 2018
6: The Weatherman Strangler
00:25:01
Could a serial killer who targeted weathermen be responsible for Chuck Bronstadt’s murder? Gwen looks to the classic true crime TV show, Last Known Whereabouts, for answers. Featuring Lauren Ash (NBC's Superstore). 

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Jun 05, 2018
5: The Suspects
00:25:50
Despite the mountain of evidence against him, Daniel has always maintained that he didn’t kill Chuck. But if he didn’t, who else could have? Featuring: Paul F. Tompkins, Graham Clark. 

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May 29, 2018
4: All About Chuck
00:31:59
While Daniel was in a cult, Chuck’s career as a weatherman was on the rise. But then Daniel returned. Guest star: Paul F. Tompkins. 

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May 22, 2018
3: The Cult
00:25:08
In the 1990s, a cult known as “the Mandala” was infamous for trying to rebuild the lost city of Atlantis. Was Daniel Bronstadt a key member? 

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May 15, 2018
2: Meet The Twins
00:27:06
Journalist Gwen Radford travels to Florida to finally meet Daniel Bronstadt. While at his creepy ranch she learns about the brothers’ past: their boy bands, their twin pranks and their falling out. 

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May 08, 2018
1: The Call
00:25:29
A confusing 9-1-1 call is placed to report the murder of Florida weatherman, Chuck Bronstadt. Journalist Gwen Radford tries to track down the caller only to meet a man who is even more fascinating than the murder itself. 

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May 01, 2018
This Sounds Serious: The Case of Daniel Bronstadt
00:02:12
This Sounds Serious: The Case of Daniel Bronstadt is a comedic take on the mystery and crime genre that promises to be both gripping and hilarious. - This Castbox Original launches in April, 2018. 

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Apr 01, 2018