The Cooper Vortex

The Cooper Vortex

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and The Thrill of the Chase - Mindy Fausey and Stephanie Thirtyacre
Apr 30 • 124 min
Mindy Fausey and Stephanie Thirtyacre have nearly 20 years combined experience searching for and researching the Forrest Fenn Treasure. They believe Forrest Fenn could be DB Cooper. Find Mindy and Stephanie on Stephanie’s Forum Chase Chat:…
Conspiracy Panel - Bruce Smith and Nicky Broughton
Apr 24 • 142 min
Bruce Smith is an author, journalist, and operates The Mountain News. You can find him there at https://themountainnewswa.net Nicky Broughton has made a name for himself researching DB Cooper suspect James Klansnic. You can reach him on facebook or at…
was ingrained in my memory - Keith Hirshland
Apr 17 • 86 min
Kieth Hirshland is an Emmy Award-winning sports television producer, author, and was at the Reno airport when flight 305 touched down. Keith’s website, where you can find his blog and his books Big Flies, Cover Me Boys I’m Going In, and more!…
is a Folk Hero - Ben Holland
Apr 10 • 128 min
Ben Holland is an entrepreneur, political activist, and friend of the show. He grew up a few miles from Tena Bar and has lived inside the dropzone the last 10 years. Find him on Twitter @benholland001 https://twitter.com/benholland001 and find him on…
Science Panel - Eric Ulis, Tom Kaye, Anonymous
Mar 26 • 130 min
Tom Kaye is a scientist who works in the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. Somehow his work got him involved in the DB Cooper caper, and like everyone else once he was in he couldn’t escape the vortex. He was the lead investigator for the Cooper…
DB Cooper’s Shocking Details - Joe Swaney
Mar 23 • 120 min
Joe Swaney is co-host of The Shocking Details podcast, co-creator of the podcast Thinking Sideways, Portlander, and semi-professional Dragon Boater. Joe’s new show: https://www.theshockingdetails.com/ Joe’s old show:…
Did Not Murder His Family - Joe Sharkey
Mar 9 • 78 min
Joe Sharkey is Vietnam veteran, a 20 year veteran of the New York Times, and author of 5 books. He wrote the go-to book on John List who is often considered a suspect in the DB Cooper skyjacking, Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders.…
is Still Missing - Ross Richardson
Feb 26 • 117 min
Ross Richardson is the author of two books, “The Search for the Westmoreland: Lake Michigan’s Treasure Shipwreck” and “Still Missing: Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances.” He also speaks about Great Lakes maritime…
Introduction to DB Cooper - Darren Schaefer’s 2019 CooperCon Speech
Dec 18, 2019 • 31 min
This episode is Darren’s speech from the 2019 DB CooperCon in Vancouver, Washington. It also serves as an introduction to the case and some of the main suspects for the uninitiated. If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you…
was a Sport Parachutist - Mark Metzler
Dec 18, 2019 • 94 min
Mark Metzler is an active skydiver with over 50 years of parachuting experience. He holds a USPA class D (Expert) parachutist license which required both night and water jumps. Mark also has extensive experience jumping military surplus parachute gear…
was a Priest - Gregg Gossett
Nov 7, 2019 • 83 min
Gregg Gossett is an entrepreneur, trading mentor, and the son of DB Cooper suspect William Wolfgang Gossett. Follow Gregg on Twitter @GossettTrading https://twitter.com/gossetttrading Gregg’s YouTube Channel Gossett Trading and Mentoring Live…
was a Railroader - Anonymous
Oct 16, 2019 • 155 min
This episode features an anonymous military analyst who uncovered the person he believes is responsible the DB Cooper skyjacking. Check out his website https://dbcooperhijack.com/ and follow him on Twitter @DWNoone1 https://twitter.com/DWNoone1 The Cooper…
Went Rogue - Nat Loufoque
Sep 22, 2019 • 82 min
Nat Loufoque is the author of DB Cooper: Examined, Identified, and Exposed. His book is available on Amazon right now. Nat lives in the Shenandoah Valley, and he does not believe in bigfoot. He can be reached by email at: nloufoque@gmail.com DB Cooper:…
DB CooperCon 2019 - Eric Ulis
Sep 15, 2019 • 37 min
Eric Ulis is the creator and host of the 2019 DB CooperCon this November 22-24th in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. He was kind enough to take the time to personally tell us about the upcoming event. Check out the website for more…
was my Uncle - Marla Cooper
Sep 9, 2019 • 152 min
Marla Cooper is a designer, author, and niece of DB Cooper. Her story came to light in 2011 around the 40th anniversary of the highjacking. The FBI thoroughly investigated her claims including giving her a polygraph, which she passed. Her book “DB’s Niece…
was a Frogman - Matt L’Hommedieu
Aug 25, 2019 • 106 min
Matt L’Hommedieu is a former US Navy SEAL, Air Force PJ, Captain/Paramedic Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Smokejumper, and current Poker Player and DB Cooper investigator. You can read more of what Matt has to say at his blog Vector 23. Matt’s Blog:…
Didn’t Survive the Jump - Douglas Perry
Aug 14, 2019 • 42 min
Douglas Perry is a writer, author, and journalist at The Oregonian. Over the last few years he’s written many articles covering DB Cooper for The Oregonian. Doug has done a lot of great work on the case, covering suspects and the folklore. He’s…
is not the Zodiac Killer - James Cook
Aug 4, 2019 • 84 min
James Cook is an expert on the Zodiac Killer case and has spent two decades researching it. He joins us in this episode to help us understand why some people believe there is a connection between the Zodiac and DB Cooper, and if there is any evidence to…
had a Grudge - Bill Rollins
Jul 22, 2019 • 145 min
Bill Rollins is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, pilot, and author of The Elusive DB Cooper; How he Escapes. His work on the case led him to the 58 November incident, and the father of Susan Germaine Giffe who was killed in that highjacking. Bill…
was a Serial Killer - John Cameron
Jul 15, 2019 • 135 min
John Cameron is a retired police detective from Great Falls, Montana. His career in law enforcement began in 1979 and he retired in 2005 as a Sergeant of Detectives, working cold cases. He has worked on FBI serial killer task forces, catching ritualistic…
was the Zodiac Killer - Carolanne Stanislaw
Jul 2, 2019 • 69 min
Carolanne Stanislaw believes her father was DB Cooper, the Zodiac Killer, and the Oakland County child killer. Her father Stephen Stanislaw Jr was convicted for the murder of his father in 1979, but found not guilty by reason of insanity. Carolanne has…
Escaped From Alcatraz - Dr David Coutcher
Jun 19, 2019 • 131 min
Dr David Coutcher is the author of My Dance with the Zodiac Killer: Stalked by a Psycho Killer for Thirty Years Volume 1. He also has a series of YouTube videos where talks all about his encounters with Frank Lee Morris and the Anglin brothers. Dr.…
was Telling the Truth - Joe Koenig
May 30, 2019 • 85 min
Joe Koenig retired from the Michigan State Police after 26 years of service and has 45 years of investigative experience in both the public and private sectors. He was lead investigator on the Jimmy Hoffa case, and has investigated homicides, financial…
Survived the Jump - Martin Andrade
May 13, 2019 • 113 min
Martin Andrade is a writer, radio talk show host, and author of Finding DB Cooper: Chasing the Last Lead in America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking. His book does an excellent job making the case that DB Cooper survived his jump from the 727 into the Pacific…
Wore a Tie - Tom Kaye
Apr 29, 2019 • 88 min
Tom Kaye is a scientist who works in the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. Somehow his work got him involved in the DB Cooper caper, and like everyone else once he was in he couldn’t escape the vortex. He was the lead investigator for the Cooper…
was a Mercenary - Drew Beeson
Apr 14, 2019 • 91 min
Drew Beeson is confident he’s solved the case. Drew believes the man who jumped out of flight 305 was none other than Ted Braden. Ted Braden was US Special Forces in Vietnam before going AWOL. Later he was caught working as a mercenary in the Congo, and…
was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part Two
Apr 4, 2019 • 78 min
Nicholas Broughton was forced into investigating Robert Rackstraw aka Airborne Bob. After investigating him for a while he concluded Rackstraw wasn’t Cooper so he started looking for a new suspect and found one, James Klansnic. Klansnic is a name that…
was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part One
Mar 16, 2019 • 103 min
Nicholas Broughton was forced into investigating Robert Rackstraw aka Airborne Bob. After investigating him for a while he concluded Rackstraw wasn’t Cooper so he started looking for a new suspect and found one, James Klansnic. Klansnic is a name that…
was an International Spy - Vern Jones
Jan 1, 2019 • 82 min
Vern Jones is an author, entrepreneur, and publisher of D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend. An amazing book by Carl Laurin that details the life of Walter Reca. If reading isn’t your thing, be sure to check out their documentary D.B.…
is Alive - Eric Ulis
Dec 17, 2018 • 101 min
Eric Ulis is the author of DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation of Sheridan Peterson. Make sure you check out his website TheCooperCase.com and pick up a copy for yourself. Eric was also the one to organize this years DB Cooper Conference in Portland…
was here - Bryan Woodruff
Dec 4, 2018 • 91 min
Bryan Woodruff is the owner of The Ariel Store in Ariel, Washington. The Ariel Store hosted the annual DB Cooper Days celebration from the 70’s to 2015 when his mother Dona passed away. The county and state took away the store’s business and liquor…
was an Inside Job - Robert M. Blevins
Nov 21, 2018 • 88 min
Robert M. Blevins is the Managing Editor for Adventure Books of Seattle and co-author of Into the Blast: The True Story of D.B. Cooper. His book points to Kenny Christiansen as the infamous hijacker. Kenny Christiansen worked for Northwest Orient Airlines…
was Transgender - Ron, Pat, and Tammy Forman
Nov 7, 2018 • 112 min
Ron, Pat, and Tammy were close personal friends of Barbara Dayton, born Robert Dayton. Barb lead an interesting life, from POW, Hells Angels, and skyjacker to a transgender woman, librarian, and pilot. Pat and Ron are the authors of The Legend of D.B.…
was my Father - Bradley Collins
Oct 20, 2018 • 60 min
Bradley Collins is the author of My Father Was D.B. Cooper: An American Story. A great book about how his father Jack and uncle Bud pulled off the DB Cooper caper. http://a.co/d/9bzxnff If you have any questions, comments, or inside information you can…
was Special Forces - Bruce A. Smith
Oct 20, 2018 • 143 min
Bruce A. Smith is the author of DB Cooper and the FBI: A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking. A must read for any fans of the DB Cooper case. http://a.co/d/c6bu24p Bruce also runs The Mountain News WA an online news site serving the greater…