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NOVEMBER 2nd, 2020

Ep. 74 Mental Health Mysteries:The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

Casey and Meg have special guests Jessica and Jeremy on the show to discuss the various human behavior aspects, mental health issues and societal impact of the disappearance and death of 21 year old Elisa Lam in 2013. Meg is fascinated by the viral nature spawned by “Youtubers” turning this case into a conspiracy theory-paranormally fueled-cyber web sleuth-led rabbit hole. Meanwhile, back in IRL trained investigators explain what happened with concrete evidence to back it up. The group discusses how detrimental it can be when misinformation goes viral. Meg also shares why she took a year off from all things True Crime and why she’s glad to be back! Also, before diving into the case – Jess and Meg shout their allegiance to side parts and skinny jeans – no matter what those Gen Z ers say! As always – buckle up and enjoy the ride of human behavior exploration at its finest. 

Show links:

Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel on Netflix

Is Elisa Lam’s Tumblr From ‘The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel’ Active?

Read Elisa Lam’s Tumblr, Nouvelle-Nouveau, From ‘Crime Scene’

Dr. Judy Ho | Licensed Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist 

Who is Josh Dean? Where is the Cecil Hotel journalist now?

Amy Price Now: Where Is the Cecil Hotel Manager Today in 2021?

Judge Throws Out Suit Filed By Elisa Lam’s Parents Against The Cecil Hotel

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WARNING: This show contains ADULT CONTENT and is NOT intended for children or adolescents! 

Special Thanks to Brad Tourcette aka Brad Sucks for being a copyleft participant and allowing us to use his song “Making Me Nervous” for our intro! 

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