The Cooper Vortex

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Who is DB Cooper? A look into America's only unsolved skyjacking and the people who are trying to solve it.

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Dr. Robert Edwards is a mathematician, economist, researcher, and author of DB Cooper and Flight 305, which will be out on November 24th 2021.   Buy Bob's book! https://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Flight-305-Reexamining-Disappearance/dp/0764362569   Visit Bob's Linkedin Page! https://uk.linkedin.com/in/roberthedwards?trk=people-guest_people_search-card    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Nov 8

1 hr 40 min

Clarke Mayer is a writer, filmmaker, photographer, and author of the new book Incendiary.    Get Clarke's book! https://www.amazon.com/Incendiary-Clarke-Mayer/dp/1735547328/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=clarke+mayer&qid=1635710152&sr=8-1   Visit Clarke's website! https://www.clarkemayer.com/    Do you have an Ingram bill or an OG wanted poster? Let Clarke know! clarke@clarkemayer.com    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Nov 1

1 hr 42 min

Dan Gryder is a pilot, skydiver, instructor, banjo picker, and YouTuber. Dan is the Creator and host of Probable Cause: Dan Gryder.    Subscribe to Dan's YouTube channel, and watch his DB Cooper doc premiering on his channel November 24th. https://www.youtube.com/user/UGOT2CTHIS/featured   Visit Dan's website! https://www.dangryder.com/    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Oct 26

1 hr 18 min

Tim Collins is back! He has even more details about Duane and Jo Weber, and he needs your help with a safety deposit box that belonged to Duane aka John Collins.   If you or someone you know can help Tim identify what was in Duane Weber's safety deposit box let him know! findmycurrency@gmail.com   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Oct 22

4 hr 13 min

Liza Morado is the author of Rat on Rat: A Memoir with a Peculiar Twist.   Buy Liza's book! https://www.amazon.com/Rat-memoir-peculiar-twist/dp/B09DN2XY9M/ref=sr_1_2?crid=77Q8GW95KELW&dchild=1&keywords=liza+morado&qid=1632518361&sprefix=liza+morado%2Caps%2C501&sr=8-2   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Sep 25

1 hr 3 min

George McKeon is an artist, graphic designer, and author of The Mystery of DB Cooper - A True Crime Adult Coloring book.   Buy George's book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737712709/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_9ADQ95JNJ06H1MN3T2J4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1   Visit the illustrator's website! Fachrul Reza Riva'i https://fachrulrezaartwork.wixsite.com/fachrulrezaartwork/about    Visit George's website! http://georgemckeondesign.com/index.html#    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Sep 3

1 hr 6 min

Tom Sullivan is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and unsolved case enthusiast. His newest book Unsolved Case Files: Escape at 10,000 feet is all about DB Cooper and it is truly excellent.    Buy Escape at 10,000 Feet! https://www.amazon.com/Unsolved-Case-Files-Escape-Missing/dp/0062991515    Visit Tom's site and buy his other books! http://www.thomasgsullivan.com/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! Want to advertise on the show? Hit us up! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Mar 27

50 min 40 sec

Bruce is back for our 50th episode!    Bruce A. Smith is a legend in the Vortex. He's the author of DB Cooper and the FBI: A Case Study of America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking, and the force behind The Mountain News. You may have seen him on Discovery's Expedition Unknown and most recently in the BBC/HBO documentary The Mystery of DB Cooper.   Buy Bruce's Book! https://www.amazon.com/DB-Cooper-FBI-Americas-Skyjacking/dp/0997312009   Visit The Mountain News! https://themountainnewswa.net/    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Mar 18

1 hr 54 min

Rob Bertrand is the owner and operator of the NW Escape Experience, and is the author of an amazing new screenplay about the DB Cooper skyjacking. Rob has been lurking in the Vortex for years, knows many of the players, and has attended many of the various events.   Visit NW Escape Experience!  https://nwescapeexperience.com/ https://www.facebook.com/nwescapeexperience    Follow Rob on Twitter! https://twitter.com/Robertrand77    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast https://www.instagram.com/thecoopervortex/    Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Mar 2

1 hr 31 min

Part two of our interview with Tim Collins. If you haven't heard part one yet, I'd recommend you jump back one episode and start with part one.   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Feb 26

1 hr 20 min

Some of you may know Tim Collins as SafecrackingPLF from the Dropzone forum, and some of you may know him as "Jo's Memory Man" a name given to him by the production team on the HBO documentary The Mystery of DB Cooper. Tim has been investigating Duane Weber for over 15 years.  Thanks to audio provided by Tim, you'll get to hear Duane and Jo Weber's own voices.   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Feb 26

2 hr

Brendan Koerner is a contributing editor for Wired Magazine, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, Harpers, and ESPN the magazine. He's the author of Now the Hell Will Start and The Skies Belong to Us - Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking.   Follow Brendan on Twitter! https://twitter.com/brendankoerner   Buy Brendan's Books! https://www.amazon.com/Brendan-I-Koerner/e/B001JP7QM0?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1608595508&sr=1-1   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer    

Dec 2020

1 hr 16 min

Chris Cunningham is a college professor, an authority on the Zodiac Killer, and claims he's not an expert on DB Cooper only because he's humble.    You can find Chris on The DB Cooper Forum as Chaucer: www.thedbcooperforum.com   Email Chris! cunninghamchris35@gmail.com    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Russell Colbert and Darren Schaefer

Dec 2020

2 hr 5 min

Martin Andrade Jr is a radio host, political commentator, blogger, and author of one of our favorite books on DB Cooper and his survival, Finding DB Cooper: Chasing the Last Lead in America's only Unsolved Skyjacking. Marty is back to talk about the latest news in the case and answer some audience questions.   Go buy Marty's book! https://www.amazon.com/Finding-DB-Cooper-Americas-skyjacking/dp/1539694429/ref=as_li_ss_il?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F0YP0TQCM3DP5XJ6RWTF&linkCode=li3&tag=martandr-20&linkId=928e1508d93739a7c24417bbdce6374b   Go to Marty's Blog! https://martinandrade.wordpress.com/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Nov 2020

1 hr 59 min

Steven Rinehart is a registered Patent Attorney, pilot, SCUBA diver, and radio host. He hosts a radio talk program, on K-TALK AM 1640 each Saturday afternoon at 3:00 MST, which can be heard live online at www.k-talk.com.     Visit Steve's website! https://www.stevenrinehart.com/    Email Steve! stevenrinehart13@yahoo.com    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Oct 2020

1 hr 27 min

Harriette Sucher is the author of The World According to Jack Tarrance.    Buy Harriette's Book!  https://www.lulu.com/en/ca/shop/harriette-sucher/the-world-according-to-jack-tarrance-the-real-zodiac-killer-black-dahlia-avenger-get-hoffa-squad-member-and-more/paperback/product-1kkjrwzk.html   Follow Harriette on Facebook and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/harriette.sucher.522 https://twitter.com/HarrietteSucher    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Oct 2020

1 hr 10 min

Johnny Surles is a veteran and retired Lieutenant with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He was one of the first on the scene when Richard Floyd McCoy Jr robbed The Bank of North Carolina in 1974 after his escape from prison. A distinguished Mason, Johnny often gives presentations on DB Cooper aka Richard Floyd McCoy Jr.   Email Johnny! jsurles@ec.rr.com    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert    

Sep 2020

56 min 9 sec

Arthur L. Friedberg has been a professional numismatist for over 40 years. He has BA in history from George Washington University and an MBA from New York University. His family firm the Coin and Currency Institute is a founding member of the elite International Association of Professional Numismatists (I.A.P.N.). In June of 2001 Arthur was elected President of the Association, the first time in it's 50 year history an American has held that office. He is a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association, and a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild since 1977. He's been a consultant to the Money and Medal Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy and has testified as an expert before the United States Senate Banking Committee. Arthur has also authored several books including, Paper Money of the United States, Modern World Coins, and Coins of the Bible. He's a contributor to The Numismatist and Coin World.   The Coin and Currency Institute: http://www.coin-currency.com/   Buy Arthur's books! http://www.coin-currency.com/page8.html https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AArthur+L.+Friedberg&s=relevancerank&text=Arthur+L.+Friedberg&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Sep 2020

32 min 18 sec

Daniel Baer has no prior experience in criminal investigation, skydiving, or aviation, but he became intrigued by the DB Cooper skyjacking. Despite being a newcomer to The Cooper Vortex, Dan believes he has found a very compelling Cooper suspect and can offer new insight into the nearly 50 year old case.   Email Dan: dsnbaer@gmail.com   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Aug 2020

1 hr 40 min

Cheyna Roth is a former prosecuting attorney, investigative and political journalist, professor, radio host, and author of Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection.   Twitter and instagram @cheyna_r   Support local bookstores! Find Cheyna's book locally. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781646040346   Buy her book at Target! https://www.target.com/p/cold-cases-a-true-crime-collection-by-cheyna-roth-paperback/-/A-79760002    Buy her book on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Cases-Collection-Unidentified-Kidnappings/dp/1646040341    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Aug 2020

1 hr 6 min

Drew Beeson is an author and fan of mystery. He's written several books including Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B Braden and Sighting in on the Zodiac Killer. Drew also hosts his own true crime YouTube channel.   Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B. Braden - Vietnam Commando, CIA Operative, Congo Mercenary, and Just Maybe D.B. Cooper  https://www.amazon.com/Paratrooper-Fortune-Commando-Operative-Mercenary-ebook/dp/B08BY5N3SH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1593644244&refinements=p_27%3ADrew+Hurst+Beeson&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Drew+Hurst+Beeson   Drew's other books; https://www.amazon.com/s?i=digital-text&rh=p_27%3ADrew+Hurst+Beeson&s=relevancerank&text=Drew+Hurst+Beeson&ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1   Drew's website; https://drewbeesonbooks.com/   Drew's YouTube Channel; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxv5EfTss01iDhELoBZwdDw   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Jul 2020

2 hr 29 min

Patrick South is an entrepreneur, producer, broadcaster, and family man. He and his family created and star in The Adventure Agents, a very popular children and family show.   The Adventure Agents on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuD9aPKz5YukNZfT7lpYT4Q   The Adventure Agents on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Agents/dp/B07Y8XWXLZ   The Adventure Agents website: https://www.theadventureagents.com/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram @thecoopervortex If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Jun 2020

2 hr 49 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: https://www.chasechat.com/index.php   Check out Mindy's new YouTube channel where she just posted a great interview with Stephanie! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMAnEYj9rAQ9oUN1I6me_0g   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

May 2020

2 hr 4 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 nbnickyb233@gmail.com   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Apr 2020

2 hr 22 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! https://www.keithhirshland.com/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Apr 2020

1 hr 26 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 Facebook.   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Apr 2020

2 hr 8 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 Research Team, also known as the Citizen Sleuths. All the forensic work done on the case, was done by Tom Kaye and his team. They even had access to all the evidence the FBI had on the case. Check out his website to read about all their work on the case at CitizenSleuths.com.   Eric Ulis is the Organizer of CooperCon, the author of Sky Ghost: Unraveling the Enigma of DB Cooper, and his documentary The Final Hunt for DB Cooper premiers July 5th on Histories Greatest Mysteries on The History Channel. https://thecoopercase.com/ Eric's DB Cooper YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewfNi-lPOshvd9t55NXbbA   Anonymous Joe is a US Army Analyst and proponent of William J Smith as the hijacker. Follow him on Twitter  @DWNoone1 https://twitter.com/DWNoone1   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Mar 2020

2 hr 10 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: http://www.thinkingsidewayspodcast.com/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Mar 2020

2 hr

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.   Joe's book Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders https://www.amazon.com/Death-Sentence-Inside-Story-Murders/dp/1504049497/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=   Joe Sharkey's Website https://joesharkey.com/   Email Joe jsharkey123@gmail.com   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Mar 2020

1 hr 18 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 history at libraries and historical societies around the Great Lakes Region. Richardson is a trained technical SCUBA diver and has been involved in the discovery, identification, and documentation of numerous Lake Michigan shipwrecks. He was a public safety diver for the Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team and a Benzie Country Sheriff’s Department Special Deputy for many years.   Ross' book Still Missing: Rethinking the DB Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances; https://www.amazon.com/Still-Missing-Rethinking-Mysterious-Disappearances/dp/099600470X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=still+missing+db+cooper&qid=1582766076&sr=8-1   Ross' Website Michigan Mysteries; https://michiganmysteries.com/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Feb 2020

1 hr 57 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 similar to the type DB Cooper used. In 2006 Mark jumped from the rear airstair door of a DC 9 passenger jet flying unpressurized at 14,500 feet. Mark's diverse career path includes skippering commercial fishing vessels and practicing as a criminal defense attorney. He earned a BSEE degree from UC Berkeley and has designed patented electronic circuits for implantable medical devices. Mark is an aviation history buff who finds air mysteries such as Amelia Earhart's disappearance and DB Cooper's case absolutely fascinating.   You can find him on The DB Cooper Forum under the screen name 377. https://www.thedbcooperforum.com/db-cooper/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Dec 2019

1 hr 34 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 can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Dec 2019

31 min 31 sec

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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCviK0XeiDS0l1deHtEVmrKw   The Cooper Vortex Patreon Page; https://www.patreon.com/TheCooperVortex    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Nov 2019

1 hr 23 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 Vortex Patreon Page; https://www.patreon.com/TheCooperVortex    If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Oct 2019

2 hr 35 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: Examined, Identified, and Exposed by Nat Loufoque https://www.amazon.com/D-B-Cooper-Examined-Identified-Exposed/dp/1081758015   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Sep 2019

1 hr 22 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 info! https://dbcoopercon.com/   The following information is from the website dbcoopercon.com: Please join us at CooperCon 2019 and hear experts discuss all aspects of America's only unsolved skyjacking. There will also be ample opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Moreover, a special emphasis is being placed upon creating social events this year for people to get-together and have fun over food and drinks. See a real Cooper $20 bill from the ransom money found, a parachute just like the one Cooper used, a tie clip just like the one Cooper left behind on the jet, and much more.  Authors will be on-hand to autograph copies of their books. TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 AND WILL BE LIMITED PARKING IS FREE! SPEAKER & PARTICIPANT BIOS MARTY ANDRADE Marty Andrade is a Minnesota-based writer who has written four books, including "DB Cooper: Chasing the Last Lead in America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking." A Cooper investigator for over five years, he believes applying sound science and using an interdisciplinary approach will eventually solve the case. Formerly a radio talk show host and podcaster, Marty's current day job is estimating materials for large building projects. An avid lover of mysteries, he will soon be opening investigations in other disappearances and unsolved crimes from his home state. VERN JONES Vern is a multi-business entrepreneur with a passion for storytelling and bringing truth to light. A student of the sciences, he has since become an author, publisher, and speaker, not to mention golfer, hiker, scuba diver, water skier, and proud owner of the Portuguese Water Dog named DB Cooper. Vern lives with his wife Irene in Michigan. TOM KAYE (Video Presentation from CooperCon 2018) Tom is the Principal Investigator for the Cooper Research Team which was granted unprecedented access to the FBI's NORJAK files for investigative purposes. His main scientific interest is spectroscopy which branches out into the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. In paleontology, he leads yearly expeditions for the Burke Museum to recover dinosaur bones. He is directly involved in the controversy over the detection of preserved blood cells and blood vessels in T. rex bones where his work points to a bacterial source. In astrophysics he leads a team of astronomers that are trying to discover an extrasolar planet using spectroscopy to detect the stars wobble. Recently he has been working on analysis of grave goods from the 8,000-year-old Gobero site in Africa as well as the Chinese Feathered Dinosaurs. Tom resides in Sierra Vista, Arizona. MARK METZLER 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 similar to the type DB Cooper used. In 2006 Mark jumped from the rear airstair door of a DC 9 passenger jet flying unpressurized at 14,500 feet. Mark's diverse career path includes skippering commercial fishing vessels and practicing as a criminal defense attorney. He earned a BSEE degree from UC Berkeley and has designed patented electronic circuits for implantable medical devices. Mark is an aviation history buff who finds air mysteries such as Amelia Earhart's disappearance and DB Cooper's case absolutely fascinating. DARREN SCHAEFER Darren is the creator and host of The Cooper Vortex, a podcast covering the many facets of the DB Cooper case and the community created by it. A huge fan of the Cooper Caper, Darren has started to present himself as an expert on the case and so far, most people seem to be buying it. Darren lives with his wife and two children in a 100-year-old farmhouse he's fixing up near Boise Idaho. BRUCE A. SMITH Bruce A. Smith is an investigative journalist and the author of DB Cooper and the FBI - A Case Study of America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking. He writes extensively about Norjak at his online news magazine, The Mountain News-WA, and has consulted or appeared on numerous podcasts and documentaries on DB Cooper, most notably the History Channel's "Case Closed?" in 2016, and the Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" episode in 2017 on the money find at Tina Bar. ERIC ULIS Eric is the author of GHOST: Unraveling The Enigma of DB Cooper. In 2019 his research enabled him to re-identify the 1980 money find spot on Tena Bar. Eric was a commentator and producer on the TV show High Stakes Hold'em which aired nationally on Comcast SportsNet. In addition to the Cooper mystery, Eric is a fan of politics, sports, a good drink and a good cigar. After putting college on hold for “far too long,” Eric matriculated at the Extension School at Harvard University. Eric resides in Phoenix, Arizona. SCHEDULE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 START-OF-CONFERENCE SOCIAL :: VON EBERT BREWPUB (DETAILS BELOW)   SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019   10:00 AM - 10:15 AM :: INTRODUCTION | ERIC ULIS 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM :: PUBLIC FASCINATION WITH THE CASE | DARREN SCHAEFER 10:55 AM - 11:25 AM :: PARACHUTES & JUMP | MARK METZLER 11:25 PM -12:25 PM :: LUNCH BREAK 12:30 AM - 1:10 PM :: TIE & TIE PARTICLES (2018 REPLAY) | TOM KAYE 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM :: DB COOPER JEOPARDY GAME W/ 3 CONTESTANTS FROM AUDIENCE 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM :: CONSPIRACIES | BRUCE SMITH 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM :: BREAK 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM :: CONVERSATION W/ CAPTAIN SCOTT'S DAUGHTER CATHERINE  3:50 PM - 4:40 PM :: PANEL DISCUSSION WITH EXPERTS & AUDIENCE 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM :: GIVE-AWAYS & CLOSING DB COOPER MOVIE @ KIGGINS THEATRE :: DETAILS TBA END-OF-DAY SOCIAL :: VON EBERT BREWPUB (DETAILS BELOW)   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 BOAT TOUR TO TENA BAR :: DETAILS TBA DB COOPER ESCAPE ROOM :: DETAILS TBA DB COOPER GET-AWAY ROAD TOUR :: DETAILS TBA END-OF-CONFERENCE SOCIAL :: VON EBERT BREWPUB CooperCon 2019 Kiggins Theatre 1011 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 Saturday, November 23, 2019 10 AM - 5 PM Conference Socials For those interested in talking DB Cooper over a few beers and food, please join several of us at one of our socials. DATES & TIME Friday, November 22, starting @ 7PM Saturday, November 23, starting @ 7PM Sunday, November 24, starting @ 7PM LOCATION (About 8 minutes from the PDX hotel) Von Ebert Brewing 14021 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97230 503.878.8708 NOTE: We are simply reserving space, therefore people are welcome to join the get-together on a first-come first-serve basis. This is a busy time of year, so depending upon the crowd size in the brewpub upon your arrival, you may have to wait briefly to get in. CooperCon Hotel Partner Candlewood Suites Portland Airport   11250 NE Holman St. Portland, OR 97220 (503) 255-4003 The CooperCon room rate is $104 per night (approx. $120 w/ tax). Simply mention you're with DB Cooper.   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Sep 2019

37 min 28 sec

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 (In the Raw, Unedited!): a Memoir" is available on Amazon now.   Marla's book DB's Niece (In the Raw, Unedited!): a Memoir https://www.amazon.com/DBs-Niece-Raw-Unedited-memoir/dp/0692754539   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Sep 2019

2 hr 32 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: https://www.vector23.org/   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Aug 2019

1 hr 46 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 investigated William Smith, Walter Reca, Sheridan Peterson, and Robert Rackstraw to name a few.   A few articles Doug has written for The Oregonian: Robert Rackstraw, D.B. Cooper suspect with various bizarre Oregon connections, dies at 75 https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/robert-rackstraw-db-cooper-suspect-with-various-bizarre-oregon-connections-dies-at-75.html D.B. Cooper search leads to Bachelor Island; ex-FBI agent says suspect will get away with it ‘unless he confesses’ https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/06/db-cooper-search-leads-to-bachelor-island-ex-fbi-agent-says-suspect-will-get-away-with-it-unless-he-confesses.html D.B. Cooper 'secret ciphers' released, point to key suspect; cryptology experts say, Not so fast http://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/08/76268e4b361333/db-cooper-secret-ciphers-relea.html   Doug's website: http://www.douglasperry.net/   Doug's Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Douglas-Perry/e/B005DSA6GM?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1565830159&sr=8-1   Doug's Twitter https://twitter.com/douglasmperry   If you'd like to be on the show or know someone who we should have on you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Aug 2019

42 min 12 sec

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 support that.   James' Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrimeTalker1941 The Zodiac Killer Discussion Group on Facebook that James Moderates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1987982334820534/    If you'd like to ask us a question or tell us what we got wrong you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Aug 2019

1 hr 24 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 believes her father Joe Lakich pulled off the skyjacking to get revenge on the FBI for their part in that 58 November incident.   An article on the 58 November incident. https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/article/13018682/a-nashville-hijacking-38-years-ago-set-the-standard-on-how-not-to-handle-hostage-negotiations   Bill's Book, The Elusive D.B. Cooper; How he Escapes https://www.amazon.com/Elusive-D-B-Cooper-Escapes/dp/1544260091/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2UO7EUCDLQ7DF&keywords=the+elusive+db+cooper&qid=1563845397&s=gateway&sprefix=the+elusive++db%2Caps%2C256&sr=8-1   If you'd like to ask us a question or tell us what we got wrong you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Jul 2019

2 hr 25 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 child cannibal killer, Nathan Bar-Joseph. His cases have been featured on America’s Most Wanted, Dateline NBC, and he helped produce the series Most Evil on TruTV. In 2010, while working as an analyst for the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole in Deer Lodge Prison, Montana, he was asked to look into Ed Edwards. He was able to link Edwards to a double murder in Great Falls, and other crimes including JonBenet Ramsey, the Atlanta Child Killings, Teresa Halbach, The Zodiac Killer, DB Cooper, and many more.   John Cameron's site on Ed Edwards; http://coldcasecameron.com/   It Was Always ME! Ed Edwards The Most Prolific Serial Killer of All Time; https://www.amazon.com/Was-Always-ME-Edwards-Prolific/dp/1732237441/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1H81BY6T8F62Q&keywords=john+cameron+book&qid=1563165578&s=gateway&sprefix=john+cameron%2Caps%2C294&sr=8-1   John's docuseries, which I highly recommend, It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards; https://www.amazon.com/The-Killer-Gene/dp/B07BZBNDBX/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ed+edwards&qid=1563165811&s=gateway&sr=8-1   If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Jul 2019

2 hr 15 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 spent years researching her fathers crimes, but is still working on it. If you have any information that can help her, or if you can help her with transcription of her fathers tapes, you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.   Carolanne's Facebook www.facebook.com/Seekingthetruthandtheway Carolanne's Twitter https://twitter.com/IAmGods_Girl   If you have any questions, comments, or if you think you know who DB Cooper is you can reach us on Facebook we are The Cooper Vortex, on Twitter we are @DBCooperPodcast or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Jul 2019

1 hr 9 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. Coutcher first ran into Frank in Mexico when he was a teenager, but learned that Frank had known of him even longer than that. Frank Morris told Dr. Coutcher he pulled off the DB Cooper hijacking and even told him about it while he was still planning it. According to Dr. Coutcher, Frank and the Anglin brothers are responsible for over 25,000 murders including the Zodiac Killings and Texarkana Moonlight Murders.   My Dance with the Zodiac Killer https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Zodiac-Killer-David-Coutcher/dp/1640790349   Dr. Coutcher's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU2YzAYRy6MyJQlyxQhP3wg   Pharr Gym http://pharrgym.com/   Gold Chiropractic http://goldchiro.com/   If you have any questions, comments, or if you know where the ransom money is you can reach us on Facebook we are The Cooper Vortex, on Twitter we are @DBCooperPodcast or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review. https://www.facebook.com/TheCooperVortex https://twitter.com/DBCooperPodcast   Thank you for checking out our show! Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

Jun 2019

2 hr 11 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 crimes, narcotics, and public corruption. He is Past President of the Michigan FBI National Academy Associates and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He now owns and operates KMI Investigations in Western Michigan specializing in financial fraud investigations. He is the author of two books on forensic linguistics, Getting the Truth and his latest Getting the Truth: I am DB Cooper. Audio versions are also available.   If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.   Thank you. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert  

May 2019

1 hr 25 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 Northwest wilderness. In his years researching the case Marty has also become on expert on a controversial book published in 1985 by Max Gunther, DB Cooper: What Really Happened. His latest updates on the case can be found on his website martinandrade.wordpress.com.   If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.   Thank you. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

May 2019

1 hr 53 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 Research Team, also known as the Citizen Sleuths. All the forensic work done on the case, was done by Tom Kaye and his team. They even had access to all the evidence the FBI had on the case. Check out his website to read about all their work on the case at CitizenSleuths.com.   If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.   Thank you. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Apr 2019

1 hr 28 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 arrested. After his arrest he was released from a military prison under suspicious circumstances. Drew is a sharp guy, and he makes a great case for Ted Braden being the skyjacker. If you have any information regarding Ted Braden please reach out to Drew at drewbeeson@yahoo.com.   Ted Braden Article in Ramparts Magazine October 1967   If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.   Thank you. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Apr 2019

1 hr 31 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 until recently hadn't been on the long suspect list. Nicholas Broughton aka NickyB makes such a great case for James Klansnic that we couldn't cover it all in one episode.   If you have any questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper really is you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.   Thank you. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Apr 2019

1 hr 18 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 until recently hadn't been on the long suspect list. Nicholas Broughton aka NickyB makes such a great case for James Klansnic that we couldn't cover it all in one episode.   If you have any questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper really is you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.   Thank you. Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

Mar 2019

1 hr 43 min