Culpable explores unsettled cases where the people who seem deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. On February 26, 2014, Christian Andreacchio was found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head. After a mere 45-minute investigation, local police ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to Christian’s death not only being a homicide, but premeditated murder. Host Dennis Cooper investigates and shares a compelling story about this suspicious death, the questions surrounding it, and a grieving family’s ongoing fight for justice.
Introducing SomebodyMar 31, 2020 254
Description:Introducing "Somebody" a new podcast available now. When Shapearl Wells's son Courtney is found outside a Chicago police station with a fatal bullet wound, Shapearl immediately distrusts the official narrative. So she launches her own investigation into her son’s murder and teams up with journalists from the Invisible Institute to confront the cops and find the truth about Courtney's death. Somebody explores the racial disparities and turbulent relationship between law enforcement and citizens in one of America’s largest cities. A co-production of the Invisible Institute, The Intercept, Topic Studios, and iHeartRadio, in association with Tenderfoot TV. For more info visit www.somebodypodcast.com.
Introducing 'Monster: DC Sniper'Jan 9, 2020 472
Description:From the creators of Atlanta Monster comes the third installment in the Monster series, iHeart Radio and Tenderfoot TV present, "Monster: DC Sniper." Explore the tragic case of the D.C. Sniper from the first shot to the last with journalist and host Tony Harris, For more info, visit www.monster-podcast.com.
Introducing Radio Rental with Payne LindseyNov 5, 2019 535
Description:Explore bizarre, real-life horror stories in 'Radio Rental’, a new anthology series from the producers that brought you 'Up and Vanished’, ‘To Live and Die in LA’ and 'Culpable'. Creator and host Payne Lindsey interviews people who have lived to tell their terrifying tales. This semi-scripted series is set in a fictional video rental store, where actor Rainn Wilson voices the store clerk, Terry Carnation, guiding you through your Radio Rental experience, and sharing his VHS collection of real-life horror stories. From Tenderfoot TV and Cadence 13... welcome to Radio Rental. Visit www.radiorentalusa.com for more information.
Introducing Bad BatchOct 23, 2019 337
Description:In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/culpable
Bonus Episode | 10.03.19Oct 3, 2019 3027
Description:In this Q&A + Round Table bonus episode, the Black Mountain Media team gives case updates, answers questions from our listeners and discusses their experience creating Culpable.
Round Table | 09.26.19Sep 26, 2019 3691
Description:In this bonus episode, Jacob and Dennis sit down with Sheila, Rae, and Josh to take a deep dive into new information and new aspects of Christian’s case, such as new information around the 911 call, additional insights from another forensic expert, and some other important details that was not covered in the podcast.
The Bigger Picture | 15Sep 16, 2019 2817
Description:In our season finale, Dennis shares some final thoughts on Christian's case from various inconsistencies to how poorly this case has been handled. Throughout working this case, we have learned that Meridian is plagued with much bigger issues of crime that span beyond the death of Christian, and Dennis discusses some of the problems the city is facing. Rae and her brother Chris expand on this and talk about the effects Christian's case has had on the community, and what changes need to be made in Meridian in order for the citizens to feel served and protected.
Case File | 14Sep 9, 2019 3055
Description:In this episode, we cover Christian’s case file, which was released in July of 2019. The case file contains documents gathered by various individuals and agencies who have worked this case over the years, including the recent investigation and presentation by the Attorney General’s office. Dennis discusses the release of the case file and breaks down its contents.
Behind Closed Doors | 13Sep 2, 2019 3694
Description:The PIs continue their investigation meeting with a few more people including Captain Jay Arrington (Meridian Police) who believes that the charges he wanted for manslaughter by culpable negligence should have and could have been carried out back in 2017 had Bilbo Mitchell (DA) allowed him to present to a jury. We also hear leaked audio from a recent meeting between several public officials regarding Christian’s case.
Q&A | 08.29.19Aug 29, 2019 2249
Description:Dennis, Sheila, and Mark G. answer listener's questions.
The Investigation Pt. 2 | 12Aug 26, 2019 3143
Description:In this episode, Sheila and her team of private investigators continue their investigation in Meridian, interviewing key witnesses in attempts to obtain pertinent information regarding Christian’s case.
The Investigation Pt. 1 | 11Aug 19, 2019 3296
Description:Dennis travels with Jacob to meet Sheila Wysocki, a private investigator. Sheila and her team of PIs agreed to investigate Christian’s case. A strategy is devised with the first step being a trip to Key West, FL, where Whitley is residing. Jacob travels to Key West, FL with three PIs (Michael Kenney, Jay Marin, and Claudia Barrios) and the investigation begins.
Persons of Interest | 10Aug 12, 2019 2014
Description:In this episode, we hear two separate accounts identifying new persons of interest. One woman saw two men leaving Christians apartment the afternoon of the day he died, and this account is emphasized by a man who was given information implicating two men’s involvement, one of which was the same man seen leaving the apartment.
Q&A | 08.08.19Aug 8, 2019 1794
Description:Dennis & Mark answer listener's questions and release new information about the case.
Time of Death | 9Aug 5, 2019 2593
Description:In this episode we re-examine Dylan’s alibi through his interview with investigators with a new time of death in mind based on Dr. Arden’s findings and a witness who validates the time. We then discuss arrest warrants which led to Christians case being presented to a grand jury as well as the results of their ruling.
Doesn't Add Up | 8Jul 29, 2019 3160
Description:In this episode, we take a deep dive into the forensics, and hear from three professionals who worked on Christian’s case: Michael Knox, who focuses on ballistics and crime scene reconstruction; Ryan Rider, an expert in 3D scanning; and Dr. Jonathan Arden a Forensic Pathologist. These professionals share their scientific findings, which include new revelations refuting the manner and time of death.
A Second Look | 7Jul 22, 2019 2779
Description:Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s assumes responsibility of Christian’s case. The result of MBIs investigation is suicide. Dennis breaks down the MBI report. Rae shares their experience of working with MBI, which consists of lost evidence, a report based on theories, and false claims. Dennis also talks with Lt. Colonel Gale Mills who had an in with MBI and gets her take on their investigation.
Q&A | 07.18.19Jul 18, 2019 1763
Description:Dennis answers listener's questions and releases new information.
Welcome to Meridian | 6Jul 15, 2019 3184
Description:Meridian Police Department rules Christian’s death a suicide after a mere 45 minute investigation. MPD holds everything close to the vest and Rae shares her experience of what working with MPD was really like. We also speak with attorney Cynthia Speetjans and private investigator Max Mayes who have worked closely on this case and hear their take on MPD’s involvement.
Gun Night | 5Jul 8, 2019 2311
Description:We recount the night before Christian’s death. Three of our persons of interest, including Whitley, were shooting guns at Jett Miller’s house the night of February 25th; Matt Miller (cousin) was also present. We hear conflicting stories on whether or not Whitley shot the gun.
Complex | 4Jul 1, 2019 2157
Description:Dennis recaps Whitley and Dylan’s alibis on the day of Christian's death, and recounts their movement the night prior. Christian’s uncle gives his account of what he saw at the apartment when he and Christian’s brother Josh checked out the scene.
The Apartment | 3Jun 24, 2019 2463
Description:February 26th, the day of Christian’s death. Christian abruptly left his job on the tugboat and was picked up by Dylan Swearingen, He is driven home to confront his girlfriend Whitley Goodman about her alleged cheating. Later that day, Christian is found dead in the upstairs bathroom of his apartment.
Until We Meet Again | 2Jun 17, 2019 2820
Description:Dennis and the team visit the Andreacchio’s to attend “Wishing Night,” an annual event held on Christian's birthday to commemorate his life. Dennis talks to Christian’s ex-girlfriend, Avery Smith and an old friend Taylor Dial and learns more about what Christian was like. We learn about Christian’s new girlfriend, Whitley Goodman and new friend Dylan Swearingen, and how he began to change once these people came into his life.
Trust the Process | 1Jun 17, 2019 2137
Description:On February 26th, 2014, the Andreacchio family suffered a tragic loss, the death of 21-year-old Christian Andreacchio. Host Dennis Cooper travels to Lauderdale, Mississippi to visit Christian's mother Rae and the rest of his family. Rae, laments the time lost with her son as their 4 year struggle for justice continues. From Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV, this is Culpable.
A Mother's PleaJun 10, 2019 149
Description:"Open letter to the people who hold the fate of my son in their hands..." On February 26, 2014 Rae Andreacchio suffered the tragic loss of her 21-year-old son, Christian. After a 4-year fight, her cries for justice have gone unanswered. Host Dennis Cooper will work to unearth the truth behind the story of a young man with a promising future, whose life met an unexpected end, and the years of injustice that ensued.
From Black Mountain Media and Tenderfoot TV, this is Culpable. Get the first 2 episodes June 17th.