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Unresolved

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Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.

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RERELEASE: The Acid King

In July of 1984, a story originating from Long Island, New York began to make headlines throughout the world.

The body of 17-year-old Gary Lauwers was found in a shallow grave in the Aztakea Woods, just outside of the sleepy harbor village of Northport. Police would quickly narrow in on the person they believed to be responsible for this violent crime: 17-year-old Ricky Kasso, who they alleged had participated in a cult ritual during the commission of this vile act.

While the story would fade from the headlines, its legacy would live on, becoming an omen of the Satanic Panic craze yet to come later that decade...



Special thanks to Jesse Pollack, Dan Jones, and Anthony Zenkus for speaking with me. Jesse and Dan are co-directors on the documentary film The Acid King, which Anthony not only helped produce but experienced firsthand. I'm so glad that they were able to speak to me, and I owe a huge thanks to Jesse and Dan for not only being good friends, but for putting together such a good flick (and for contributing so much to this episode).

Their documentary, "The Acid King," is being released this Tuesday (November 9th) via Wild Eye Releasing. It will be available through most VOD apps/websites, and I cannot recommend it enough for fans of this show.



Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Music courtesy of Jesse Pollack ("The Acid King")

Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me



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