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Sinister Silhouettes

40 EpisodesProduced by Tasha PierceWebsite

Sinister Silhouettes is a true-crime podcast that explores the illicit, the sordid, and the downright conniving acts that one person can commit against another.  Join Tasha as she unravels cases that made headlines and conspiracies that just might hold a grain of truth. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podc… read more

31:13

The Setup by Pete Crooks

The pitch went like this: Chris Butler, a retired cop, ran a private investigator firm in Concord, California. His business had a fascinating angle—his firm was staffed entirely by soccer moms.


In fact, Butler employed PI Super Moms: attractive, organized, smart, and trained in investigative techniques, self-defense, and weaponry. This American Life host Ira Glass described them as “MILF: Charlie’s Angels.”


When this story came across Pete Crooks’s desk when he was working at Diablo magazine in 2010, he was instantly hooked. He’d heard a little bit about Butler and his super moms in the news; they’d been featured in People magazine and on Dr. Phil. What Butler’s publicist was offering was too tantalizing to pass up: an opportunity to ride along with Butler and a few of his sexy PIs as they prepared to start filming a reality TV show.


 He soon found himself deep in the underbelly of fake sting operations, wannabe celebrities, police corruption, drug-dealing, reality television, double-crossing employees, and more twists and turns than a dozen crime thrillers.


Thanks to James of From A to Geekz podcast for voicing the disclaimer and Rutherford/Carl Marino!!

Additional sources were Diablo Magazine's April 2011 article "The Setup", Carl Marino's IMDB bio, and This American Life ep 447!

Music:

Jet Fueled Vixen

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

"Jet Fueled Vixen" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


In two weeks we cover Jack Olsen's Charmer.

Tweet at me: @TCbyTB

Email: TCbyTB@gmail.com

 






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