S1E1: The Official Story

Show Notes

Welcome to Episode One. This week, James and Mike discuss the murder of 14-year-old Richard “Richie” Brush, as it was originally investigated and reported by the authorities. Mike recalls his friendship with Brush, as well as Brush’s interest in the Boy Scouts and his ‘cool’ scoutmaster. Additionally, as Gen X-ers, Mike and James investigate the differences in generations and the shift in parenting styles from the 1970s to the 2000s. Episode One also provides a macro description of South Florida in the late 1970s, adding a sense of historicity to the narrative.

Major sources for this episode include:

Primary Sources – Interviews
Echeverri, Leanna. Personal interviews. May 2009 – ongoing.
MacCullough, Scott. Personal interview.  2020.
Marin, Marlene. Personal interview. 2020.
Simmons, Anthony William. Personal interviews. May 2009 – Sept. 2011.

Primary Sources – Police Reports
Alonso, Fabio. Metro-Dade County Police Dept. Sworn Statement of Carmine Charles Robert Falco. Miami: Metro-Dade County Dept., July 19,1979.

Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Death Scene Investigation Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., July 19,1979.

Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Offense – Incident Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., August 14,1979.

Secondary Sources
Rimer, Sara. “Boy Scout Killed in Leader’s Booby Trap.” The Miami Herald, 20 July 1979, p. 1-A and 26-A.
McDuffie Riots. News Clip. Source Unknown.

Series Credits:
Written, Hosted and Produced by James Archer & Michael Fragomeni
Based on a true story by Michael Fragomeni

Additional Research by Leanna Echeverri

Sound Design by James Archer

Music:
Theme Music: ‘’19 Floors’’ written and performed by The Big Wheel
“Overtown” written by Dave Froschneider, performed by Charlie Pickett and the Eggs

“Triggering the Gun” written and performed by Mark McCartney
“Hey, Stupid’’ written and performed by The Small Time Napoleons

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Welcome to Episode One. This week, James and Mike discuss the murder of 14-year-old Richard “Richie” Brush, as it was originally investigated and reported by the authorities. Mike recalls his friendship with Brush, as well as Brush’s interest in the Boy Scouts and his ‘cool’ scoutmaster. Additionally, as Gen X-ers, Mike and James investigate the differences in generations and the shift in parenting styles from the 1970s to the 2000s. Episode One also provides a macro description of South Florida in the late 1970s, adding a sense of historicity to the narrative.

Major sources for this episode include:

Primary Sources – Interviews
Echeverri, Leanna. Personal interviews. May 2009 – ongoing.
MacCullough, Scott. Personal interview.  2020.
Marin, Marlene. Personal interview. 2020.
Simmons, Anthony William. Personal interviews. May 2009 – Sept. 2011.

Primary Sources – Police Reports
Alonso, Fabio. Metro-Dade County Police Dept. Sworn Statement of Carmine Charles Robert Falco. Miami: Metro-Dade County Dept., July 19,1979.

Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Death Scene Investigation Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., July 19,1979.

Alonso, Fabio. North Miami Beach Police Dept. Offense – Incident Report. North Miami Beach: North Miami Beach Dept., August 14,1979.

Secondary Sources
Rimer, Sara. “Boy Scout Killed in Leader’s Booby Trap.” The Miami Herald, 20 July 1979, p. 1-A and 26-A.
McDuffie Riots. News Clip. Source Unknown.

Series Credits:
Written, Hosted and Produced by James Archer & Michael Fragomeni
Based on a true story by Michael Fragomeni

Additional Research by Leanna Echeverri

Sound Design by James Archer

Music:
Theme Music: ‘’19 Floors’’ written and performed by The Big Wheel
“Overtown” written by Dave Froschneider, performed by Charlie Pickett and the Eggs

“Triggering the Gun” written and performed by Mark McCartney
“Hey, Stupid’’ written and performed by The Small Time Napoleons

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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