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Eerie Parallels in the Origins of John Pilate

Mysterious Goings On

Release Date: 10/24/2019

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Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! Listen in to our request for your support. For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. This is the first time in our history we have asked for assistance for production costs, and I hope you will chip in--it's less than the costs of a latte every month. Please consider helping us out, as we certainly can use your help to keep the show going.

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We wrap-up our interview with Alex Greenwood about the origins of the John Pilate Mysteries. Today, guest interviewer Brian Hutton probes about Greenwood's actual involvement and brushes with a modern-day tragedy at the small college that eerily parallels the events that inspired the John Pilate Mysteries.

Greenwood recounts how his relationship with a former Peru State College president seemingly went from perfect to poisonous in a matter of moments, with little-known details of the man who achieved tremendous success yet was undone by a secret past, unethical behavior, and a final, desperate act.

Greenwood also discusses his creative process, how he chooses locales for stories, what he regrets about John Pilate's name, and shares hints of what's next in the series.

 

Some source material for this discussion derived from "Tragedy at Peru State College: The Murders of William Nicholas and Paul Maxwell" by Nancy Handy Moran in Nebraska History -- Fall 1988

Other materials gleaned from online reports in the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald and assorted websites. For a complete list of links, contact the podcast at MGOPod.com. 

The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Mysterious Goings On series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Mysterious Goings On podcast. 

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The Mysterious Goings On Podcast is recorded at Green Shebeen Studios in the heart of beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2019, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting or other use without written permission.

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