MYS054: 50 years ago, Charles Manson’s “family” committed the murders that made him infamous. Why did he do it? Greed? An insane plot to end the world? Or was there another more pedestrian reason? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the evil events and the theories surrounding them (without getting into the gruesome details.)
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Links for this episode:
- Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Helter Skelter”
- Susan Atkins’s book “The Myth of Helter Skelter”
- Charles “Tex” Watson’s book “Manson’s Right-Hand Man Speaks Out”
- Bobby Beausoleil interview (crude language)
- Interview with Manson’s son Michael
- “Helter Skelter” TV movie
- Wikipedia on the Manson Family
- Wikipedia on Charles Manson
- Wikipedia on what a helter skelter actually is
- Information on Bernard “Lotsapoppa” Crow
- Information on Gary Hinman
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