Category Archives: Interviews

Crime and Science Radio: Investigating the Criminal Mind with Author Alan Jacobson

Join Jan Burke and me as we welcome author Alan Jacobson to Crime and Science Radio Saturday 5-23-15 at 10 a.m. PDT

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BIO: Alan Jacobson is the national bestselling author of ten thrillers, including the FBI profiler Karen Vail series and the OPSIG Team Black novels. His books have been translated internationally, they’ve been named to numerous best books of the year lists, and several have been optioned by Hollywood.

Jacobson has spent twenty years working with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the DEA, the US Marshals Service, SWAT, the NYPD, Scotland Yard, local law enforcement, and the US military. This research and the breadth of his contacts help bring depth and realism to his characters and stories.

For video interviews and a free personal safety eBook co-authored by Alan Jacobson and FBI Profiler Mark Safarik, please visit

Connect with Jacobson on Twitter (@JacobsonAlan) and on Facebook (



Alan’s Website:

FBI Website:

FBI Investigation & Operations Support:

FBI Behavioral Analysis Jobs:

A Look Inside the BAU:

NSA Website:

CIA Website:

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Crime and Science Radio: A Fly for the Prosecution: An Interview with Forensic Entomologist Dr. Lee Goff

Join Jan Burke and me as we discuss bugs and bodies with forensic entomologist Dr. M. Lee Goff.

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BIO: Dr. M. Lee Goff is one of the founding members of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, from which he retired in 2013.  Professor Emeritus, in Forensic Sciences at  Chaminade University of Hawaii and Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Hawaii, Manoa,, he received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1966, M.S. in Biology from California State University, Long Beach in 1974, and Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1977. He was Professor of Entomology and Chair of the Entomology Graduate Program at University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1983 until 2001. He then moved to Chaminade University of Honolulu as Director of the Forensic Sciences Program. Dr. Goff has been involved in forensic entomology for a period of over 25 years. He is currently a consultant in forensic entomology for the Office of the Medical Examiner, City and County of Honolulu and other state and federal agencies throughout the world.  He also serves as a consultant for the crime dramas CSI and Bones. He is curator of a traveling museum exhibition called CSI: Crime Scene Insects.

Additionally Dr. Goff has served as a member of the instructional staff for the FBI Academy course in Detection and Recovery of Human Remains taught at Quantico, Virginia. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, authored the popular book, A Fly for the Prosecution, co-edited the recent publication “Advances in Forensic Entomology” and participated in over 350 homicide investigations, consulting on cases worldwide.



Professor Emeritus Goff’s faculty Page on Chaminade University’s site

PBS Nature‘s Crime Scene Creatures Interview: Forensic Entomologist Lee Goff

Dr. Goff Interviewed on KHNL-TV

National Geographic Channel 2004 Interview with Dr. Goff

American Board of Forensic Entomology

Acarological Society of America

Acarology: The Study of Mites and Ticks (UK’s Natural History Museum)

Entomological Society of America

Insect Collections, Zoos, Museums, and Butterfly Gardens in North America

Amateur Entomologists’ Society: Forensic Entomology

How Stuff Works: What do bugs have to do with forensic science?

Smithsonian Channel Catching Killers: Insect Evidence

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Crime and Science Radio: Digging Up The Facts with Award-winning Investigative Reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan

Join Jan Burke and I Saturday, 10-25-15 on Crime and Science Radio for Digging Up The Facts with Award-winning Investigative Reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan

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BIO: HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. She’s won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and dozens of other honors for her groundbreaking journalism. A bestselling author of seven mystery novels, Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: three Agathas, the Anthony, Daphne, Macavity, and for THE OTHER WOMAN, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a “master at crafting suspenseful mysteries” and “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Her 2013 novel, THE WRONG GIRL, has the extraordinary honor of winning the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and the Daphne Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, and is a seven-week Boston Globe bestseller. Her newest hardcover, TRUTH BE TOLD, is now nominated for an Agatha Award – a landmark back-to-back-to-back nomination! It is also now an RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Suspense/Thriller of 2014. It’s also a Library Journal BEST BOOK OF 2014, Library Journal Editor’s Pick and RT Book Reviews Top Pick, with starred reviews from Booklist and from Library Journal, which raves, “Drop everything and binge read!” She is also nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction as editor of the anthology of essays by mystery authors, WRITES OF PASSAGE. Ryan’s next novel, WHAT YOU SEE, will debut in Fall 2015.  She’s a founding teacher at Mystery Writers of America University and 2013 president of national Sisters in Crime.



Hank’s Website:

Hank’s Facebook Page:

Hank’s Twitter Page:

Hank on GoodReads:

Trailer for the first Jane Ryland book: The Other Woman:

Hank discusses Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America:

Columbia Journalism Review:


Poynter Institute:

Emmy® News & Documentary Awards:

Radio Television Digital News Foundation:

Edward R. Murrow’s 1958 ‘ Wires & Lights in a Box’ Speech:

Pew Research Center:

Knight Lab:

Investigative Reporters and Editors:

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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Interviews, Writing


Crime & Science Radio: The Body Tells the Tale: DP Lyle and Jan Burke Interview Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

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The Body Tells the Tale: DP Lyle and Jan Burke Interview Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

Join DP Lyle and Jan Burke as they explore the world of death, corpses, and decay with Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass is the founder of the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, the so called Body Farm. Jon Jefferson is a journalist, writer, and documentary film maker. Together they write fiction as Jefferson Bass. This will be a lively, or is it deadly, interview.



The Body Farm-Wikipedia:

Tour The Body Farm:

Video Tour of The Body Farm:

WBIR Interview:

JeffersonBass Website:

Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales:

Metro Pulse: The Cult of Forensics Expert Dr. Bill Bass:

Peter Breslow’s 2004 NPR Profile of The Body Farm:



Crime and Science Radio begins September 7th

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Jan Burke and I are launching a new internet radio venture: CRIME & SCIENCE RADIO. It will be aired bimonthly on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Pacific on John and Shannon Raab’s Suspense Radio program on Blog Talk Radio. Of course the shows will be archived for later listening if the timing doesn’t work out for you. Join us for the program launch on September 7th.

On the first show we will cover crime scene, crime lab, and coroner/ME basics as well as some of the common mistakes writers and screenwriters make when writing crime fiction. The goal is, of course, to help writers eliminate these common errors. In future shows we will have guests from the science and the crime fiction worlds, talk about crime and science issues of interest to crime writers, cover the latest crime tech news, and most importantly have fun.

We hope to “see” many of you there.


DP Lyle Interview on Jim Harold’s Crime Scene

Here is a recent interview I did for Jim Harold’s Crime Scene show.
Hope you enjoy it.


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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Interviews, Writing


An Excellent Interview with My Wonderful Agent Kimberley Cameron

Here is an interview with my wonderful and hard-working agent, Kimberley Cameron. You can reach her at:


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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Interviews, Writing


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