What a Creep Season 17, Episode 6: The Murder of Betty Gore by Candy Montgomery

What a Creep

Season 17, Episode 6

The Murder of Betty Gore by Candy Montgomery

Candy Montgomery was just another bored 70s suburban Texas housewife when she was tried for committing a crime so heinous people still have difficulty making sense of it. The murder of Betty Gore was the subject of a TV series starring Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey on HULU called Candy. It will also be adapted into an HBO series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemmons next spring.

What is so unusual about a murder in 1980 (which was also adapted into a 1990 TV movie starring our forever “old man crush” Brian Dennehy, A Killing in a Small Town) that captures our imagination? Let’s see if we can figure that out today.

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Trigger warning: Murder

What a Creep Season 17, Episode 5: Jimmy Savile

What a Creep

Season 17, Episode 5

Jimmy Savile

Trigger warnings: Sexual assault and sexual abuse

Jimmy Savile was a British DJ, and television and radio personality who hosted a bunch of BBC shows, including Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It for decades, making him a household name. He was known for his platinum-dyed hair and later his tacky tracksuits and cigars. He was also a well-known good samaritan, raising millions for charities all over the country.

But, after his death in 2011, he was revealed to be one of Britain’s most serious sexual predators. Over several decades he abused almost 600 boys and girls some as young as 2 years old. He did this in the BBC’s broadcasting studios, 14 hospitals, and 20 children’s hospitals across England.

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What a Creep Season 17, Episode 4: The Murder of Stanford White

What a Creep

Season 17, Episode 4

The Murder of Stanford White

Architect Stanford White was one of New York’s most revered architects who built the second Madison Square Garden & the Washington Square Arch, which stand today. In public, he was a bon vivant who moved with old school wealthy and the nouveau riche. He was also a creep who participated in the sexual assault of several young women as part of a group of entitled men in New York’s high society. A Creep, Harry Thaw, killed him on June 25, 1906, because of one such assault on actress Evelyn Nesbit who was 16.

The trials of Harry Thaw caught the nation’s interest and are a part of NYC lore. In this episode, we will discuss the major players and what happened to Evelyn after she outlived the Creeps.

Trigger warning: Sexual assault and abuse

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And for our non-creep: One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States and Cuba this week. And last week Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Fionia. Here’s a list of organizations accepting donations for those impacted by hurricanes Ian and Fiona.

  • Red Cross
  • Caring for Others, an Atlanta-based nonprofit aimed at addressing poverty caused by natural disasters, is coordinating its “Caring Convoy” to transport relief supplies to Florida.
  • Americares is working with 148 local clinics and community health centers in Florida.
  • Global Giving is accepting donations to provide food, emergency supplies, and more throughout Cuba and Florida.
  • Roots of Hope, a nonprofit Cuban youth organization, is collecting donations to help Cuban families.
  • Convoy of Hope is providing relief supplies in Florida and Puerto Rico.
  • Puerto Rican Civic Club is raising funds for solar lights and gas generators for Puerto Rico
  • Global health and humanitarian Project HOPE is mobilizing emergency responders in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Donate to their Fiona relief fund here.
  • Animal Lighthouse Rescue is raising money to repair its sister shelter in Puerto Rico, El Faro de Los Animales, which was damaged in the hurricane.

 

What a Creep Season 17, Episode 3: Tony Robbins

What a Creep

Season 17, Episode 3

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a motivational coach, speaker, and author. He’s famous for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books

He has worked with four U.S. presidents and top entertainers (Oprah Winfrey, Aerosmith, Green Day, Usher, Pitbull, Hugh Jackman, Kim Kardashian), and athletes and sports teams, including Serena Williams, and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He’s worked with Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff, Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber, and real estate developer and creep Steve Wynn.  He currently boasts an estimated net worth of $500 million.

He’s also a creep who berates abuse victims and sexually harasses female fans and employees.

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What a Creep Season 17, Episode 2: Rock Creeps

What a Creep

Season 17, Episode 2

“Quartet of Creeps”

Ryan Adams, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Ike Turner, & Morrissey

Margo and Sonia talk about a quartet of Rock Creeps in this episode celebrating our 17th season. From the early days of rock to modern rock, we talk about four Creeps who may have lit the music world on fire, but personally–they have some Creepy behavior to answer for.

Trigger warning: Domestic violence, sexual assault, and racism

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What a Creep Season 17, Episode 1: The Port Chicago Disaster

What a Creep

Season 17, Episode 1

The Port Chicago Disaster July 1944

On Monday, July 17, 1944, at just after 10 pm, the Northern California town of Port Chicago had an explosion of two ships that took the lives of over 320 sailors and injured almost 400 others. For two years, the US Navy shipped munitions around the clock at the naval base that consisted of a segregated outfit (the entire military, with FDR as its Commander in Chief, was segregated.)  Everything from bullets to bombs weighing thousands of pounds was brought in and shipped in 24-hour shifts with white officers in charge of black recruits with no chance of advancement. No one received proper training in handling munitions or was given safety precautions like gloves, glasses, or any gear to protect the crew.

The man who ran the shifts knew there was so much demand for product and not so much worry about safety that they bet on who could produce the most in the shortest amount of time. The black officers were not only treated poorly on the base, but they also experienced segregation in the communities where they trained and worked.

After the Port Chicago disaster, 50 men refused to continue working under these dangerous conditions and were tried and convicted of treason. In one way, they helped jump-start the military’s civil rights movement, but they have yet to receive proper recognition for what they went through. Maybe our little show can help?

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What a Creep Season 16, Episode 10: Pete Rose

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 10

Pete Rose

Pete Rose, also known as “Charlie Hustle,” is a former professional baseball player and Major League Baseball manager. He was a huge star in the MLB, playing from 1963 to 1986, and was named Player of the Decade (1970–79) by The Sporting News. Pete Rose was a big deal! Which is why it was a big deal when he got banned for life from Major League Baseball for gambling in 1989. OH AND, he’s been credibility accused of having sex with girls as young as 14 during the height of his baseball fame.

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What a Creep Season 16, Episode 9: Colonel Tom Parker

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 9

Colonel Tom Parker

There is no way to talk about Elvis Presley without talking about his manager/agent/public relations officer and overall CEO, CMO, and COO of all things for Elvis Inc–Colonel Tom Parker. I recently caught the Baz Luhrmann version of Elvis and was shocked at Tom Hanks’ version of Parker–a Stay Puff Marshmellow Man who seemed more annoying than a malevolent Creep who was part of the reason his only client died an early death and could have been far more secure in financial manners. Today we will discuss the LIES this man told his entire life about his past, what he told Elvis, and the wreckage it caused.

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What a Creep Season 16, Episode 8: David O. Russell

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 8

David O. Russell

David O. Russell is the director of such movies as “Three Kings,” “The Fighter,” “American Hustle,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” He’s been nominated for five Academy Awards and has won four Independent Spirit Awards and two BAFTA Awards. He’s also a man-baby who throws on-set tantrums and has been accused of groping his own niece. Perhaps the “O” in David O. Russell stands for OH MY GOD what a creep.

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Trigger warnings: Temper tantrums and sexual assault

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What a Creep Season 16, Episode 7: Kim Fowley

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 7

Kim Fowley

When Kim Fowley died of bladder cancer on January 15, 2015, most headlines read that he was an underground rock and roll/LA legend who managed “The Runaways” in the 1970s. He was a tall, peculiar eccentric who never had the fame he craved but had a cult-like following of slavish fans who will miss him. Some outlets, like, NPR, mentioned he was a Svengali who seemed to prey on teenage girls.

In reality, everything you have heard about (and will hear today) about him is true. He was a striking, creative, intelligent artist/salesman and a cruel, ugly, pathetic, sexually abusive creep who left several women in his wake. He never paid for his crimes, but he was never a financial success either. He was NEVER as famous as he wanted to be. His body and mind, which he used to dominate and hurt others, failed him throughout his life.

Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, verbal abuse, and drug use

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