What a Creep Season 11, Episode 8: H.H. Holmes

This week’s Creep is considered one of America’s first serial killers with anywhere from a couple of dozen to over 200 victims depending on your source. He was a thief, liar, schemer, forger, bigamist, and a killer of men, women, and children whose many deeds were described in the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. None other than Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are the producers of a HULU -TV production set to air sometime in 2022.

Trigger warnings for this episode: domestic abuse, violence, mention of animal abuse, and murder.

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 7: Creeps in the News

After listening to Britney Spears’s testimony to mark herself free of her father’s conservatorship, we had to drop our usual planned episode and talk about her, the death of past episode subject John McAfee, and some reality show Creeps in the news. A summer scorcher of Creepiness!

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 6: The Tylenol Murders

In September 1982, some creep put cyanide inside Tylenol capsules, put them back in the bottles, and randomly placed them on store shelves across the Chicago area.

Seven people died after taking Tylenol, including a 12-year-old girl, a new mom, and three members of the same family.

The police set up a special task force to investigate, and several suspects were questioned throughout the years, but no one has been arrested. It’s a What a Creep mystery!

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 5: Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh is one of the most important aviators in the history of flight. Not just on earth, but also in space where he is one of the grandfathers of the U.S. Space Program. He went from being a national hero to an international disgrace and back to hero status in his 72 years of life.

He was handsome, eloquent, and brave. He spoke about old-fashioned American values and the importance of living a curious life. Lindbergh was also a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic asshole who believed in eugenics and preserving a master race. When he died, he was considered a legend who was a devout conservationist and hero.

In this episode, we will dive into the world of “Lucky Lindy” (a name he hated, so I will use it throughout the episode) and the almost scary way he almost changed the entire course of world history.

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 4: Rachel Hollis

A few short years ago, motivational speaker Rachel Hollis was at the top of her game. Followed by millions on social media with her inspirational message of getting everything you want in life and overcoming poverty and sexism with cheery optimism and a bit of Jesus thrown in.

Married to her only boyfriend with adorable kids and an MLM/speaking business designed to help women to be girl bosses and take accountability in order to overcome shyness, abuse, and even worse—your awful fatness, Rachel was a hit.

Then she released a social media post extolling her desire to no be relatable and her followers took off.

There are dozens of blogs, YouTube channels, Tik Toks devoted to Rachel Hollis and her MLM ilk. Today, I am trying to be an overall perspective on who she is, what she claimed to be, and why it all seemed to go away.

Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, death by suicide, and fat shaming.

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Not a creep book recommendations

10 Books Like GIRL WASH YOUR FACE (… But Much Better) by Ashely Halstrom from Book Riot

What a Creep Season 11, Episode 3: Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is probably in some of your favorite movies from the 1990s, including Swimming with Sharks, The Usual SuspectsSe7en, LA Confidential, A Time To Kill, and American Beauty. He’s won two Oscars, multiple Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild awards, and critic awards.

He’s really good at playing creeps, but it turns out it wasn’t really acting. More than 30 people have accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. What a creep!

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Trigger warnings: Sexual harassment and sexual assault

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 2: Eddie Mannix

This episode was inspired by the 2016 Cohen Brothers movie Hail Cesar which stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansen, Tilda Swinton, and Josh Brolin playing a very fictionalized version of longtime MGM enforcer—Eddie Mannix. The film presents him as a lovable rogue and family man who has the tough job of keeping his stars in check. He was known as “the Fixer” and in reality, there was little to love about the man.

Mannix was a ruthless thug who would beat up anyone who caused him a problem and made some folks disappear altogether. He had plenty of enablers including Richard Strickling (MGM Publicity Director) and Louis B. Mayer (President of MGM and past Creep.)

Today, we are sticking to Mannix’s assholery with some of the creepiest moments in Hollywood legend.

Trigger warning: Domestic Violence, sexual assault, and murder

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 1: Blake Bailey, Josh Duggar, and Scott Rudin

Hello, Cohorts!

It is the beginning of a new season and we are beginning it with a trio of Creeps who have been featured in the recent news. They are harassers, exploiters, and total shitheads–just the kind we like to roast!

Get ready to rage out!

Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence, sexual assault, grooming by a predator, workplace violence, and child exploitation.

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Blake Bailey

Josh Duggar

Scott Rudin

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What a Creep Season 10, Episode 10: Brett Favre

Brett Favre is a quarterback who played in the NFL for 20 seasons, mainly with the Green Bay Packers. He had 321 consecutive starts from 1992 to 2010, the most in league history.

He’s also a creep who sends unsolicited dick pics and sexually harasses women.

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What a Creep Season 10, Episode 9: The Gardner Museum Heist

In this episode, we are talking about our first “Mystery Creep” as it is about one of the biggest art heists of all time and features the city of Boston, the world of stealing art as a form of currency with law enforcement and gangsters.

In the 30+ years since the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum was vandalized with 13 works stolen (some ripped right out of their frame), there have been no arrests and the artwork has never been recovered.

So, the questions are? Who did it and why? Where is the artwork and what condition is it in?

Trigger warnings: Descriptions of violence and Margo’s weak attempts at a Boston and Irish accent.

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Gardner Heist Wikipedia

Martin Foley “The Viper” (Irish Gangster)

YouTube Clip “The Richest” FBI Solve Gardner Museum Heist

CBS Early Show

BBC Documentary “The Billion Dollar Heist” 2020

Boston 25 News

Movie Maker.com

New York Times

USA Today

Netflix “This is a Robbery”

“You Can’t Make This Up” podcast

“Master Thieves” by Stephen Kurkjian

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