Episode 060: Interview with Scott Bonn

on March 14, 2012 in Interviews, Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Unsubs by

We’re taking a brief break from Pee Wee Gaskins to have our first interview show. Our guest today is Scott Bonn, a criminology professor and expert on serial killers and the media.

Doc Bonn and I discussed issues such as serial killer myths, why people are fascinated by serial murder, why the media focuses on one murder series and not another, his conversations with David Berkowitz, and the Gilgo Beach Serial Killer.

We recorded the interview over Skype, so I apologize in advance for any sound issues there might be.

This interview was recorded on March 13, 2012. No Odds & Ends this episode. We’ll catch up on the news next time.

Scott A. Bonn, PhD can be found online at DocBonn.com.

Mentioned in the Episode: David Berkowitz, Joel Rifkin, Dennis Rader, Aileen Wuornos, Ted Bundy, Vincent Groves, Harrison Graham, Mark Goudeau, Antonio Rodriquez, John Wayne Gacy, Gilgo Beach Serial Killer, Eastbound Strangler

You can also download the episode directly.

And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion.


  • Tina P says:

    You know, i keep forgetting about Skype…

    Loved this podcast. I loved hearing the views of a criminologist, a field I wanted to go into. There were a couple of volume issues, such as you often couldn’t be heard very well, and once Dr Bonn had a sudden volume burst, but overall it was very good and I heard the whole thing.

    You both portrayed an interesting rapport which kept me listening. And I thank you also for adding his link to this site, I shall certainly be visiting it in the very near future.

    • Brian Combs says:

      Yeah, the volume difference was odd. It was actually worse before I cleaned it up. It’s probably a setting in the software I used to record the call.

      The other challenge is that Skype has a slight lag. Makes it easy to step on each other’s words. I think we did a pretty good job of avoiding that.

      • Tina P says:

        You did an excellent job of it. I think you only crossed over once,and even that was only very slightly and it came across more as you were both enthusiastic to speak, rather than the Skype lag.

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