Booby Trap is a true crime series about the murder of a 14-year old boy in the suburbs of North Miami Beach, Florida, in the summer of 1979. Told by one of the victim’s friends, the story centres around boy scout Richard Brush Jr., who was killed by a booby trap device set up by his scoutmaster, Carmine ‘Chuck’ Falco in Falco’s home.
James Archer Host
James is an American expat currently living in Montreal, Canada. As a professional musician, James spent many years touring throughout Europe and North America as a side-man keyboardist for such acts as Wire Train, Cath Carol and Alan Rankine, as well as a three year stint busking throughout Europe as part of a vaudeville act featuring gypsy guitar and a harmonica playing tap dancer.
His connection with Booby Trap co-host Michael Fragomeni goes all the way back to San Francisco in the late 1980s, where they were both part of the local music scene, eventually forming their own band, the Small Time Napoleons in the early ’90s. The Napoleons were infamous for showing up at clubs where they couldn’t get a gig, and insisting that they were on the bill that night and that the booking agent made a mistake. It worked, most of the time.
More recently, James has turned his creative talents to producing and narrating podcasts, and after connecting with his old friend, Mike, Booby Trap was born.