Astra Nullius

A free online science fiction serial

Criminal Records Podcast

A true crime podcast about history’s weirdest criminal cases

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By day, I’m a digital marketer. By night, I write science fiction and fantasy. I’m currently publishing Astra Nulliusa web serial about a crew of would-be heroes just barely scraping by in a dangerous galaxy.

My work is fast-paced, fun, and unapologetically pulpy. My characters are hot messes just trying to get by in worlds that are spinning out of control. My current plan is to work toward becoming a hybrid author, with some stories available for free, some as self-published e-books, and some available through traditional publishers.

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Criminal Records Podcast Recent Episodes

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Episode 14 – Narutaki Mansuke

This week, Isaac and Demetria make use of a tale of revenge from 1820s Japan to discuss one of the most interesting legal practices we’ve ever seen: kataki-uchi, the system of legally permitted revenge of Japan’s samurai era. Why turn revenge into something akin to getting your license renewed at the DMV? What are the rules? And what can we learn about the nature of justice from thinking about this?

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Episode 12 – Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

This week, Isaac and Demetria investigate the case that grabbed headlines across 1920s America. We’ll talk about the intersection of xenophobia, violent anarchism, and the American legal system, and how all of them manifested in a bungled case that remains divisive to this day.

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Episode 11 – The Dead Body of Pope Formosus

This episode has it all: Pope-on-pope legal drama! Corpse desecration! 3 separate French kings named Charles! Come for an explanation of the Corpse Synod, stay to find out how why it’s not easy being pope.

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