Solving JFK-logo

Solving JFK

History Podcasts

Solving JFK examines each issue in the JFK Assassination by looking at the arguments from both those who believe Oswald acted alone and those who believe there was a conspiracy to kill president Kennedy. Host Matt Crumpton analyzes each tree in the forest and then zooms out to look at the big picture. Objective truth is the paramount goal of the podcast, with every factual proposition cited. In season one, we look at whether the Warren Report got it right that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin, and if not, what the open questions are that still need to be resolved.

Location:

United States

Description:

Solving JFK examines each issue in the JFK Assassination by looking at the arguments from both those who believe Oswald acted alone and those who believe there was a conspiracy to kill president Kennedy. Host Matt Crumpton analyzes each tree in the forest and then zooms out to look at the big picture. Objective truth is the paramount goal of the podcast, with every factual proposition cited. In season one, we look at whether the Warren Report got it right that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin, and if not, what the open questions are that still need to be resolved.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 36: Oswald in Russia (Part 2)

2/28/2024
In this episode, we look at Oswald's time in Minsk before he met Marina and examine the CIA's first interaction with Oswald that can be found in the declassified records. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:27:26

Ep 35: Oswald in Russia (Part 1)

2/21/2024
In this episode, we look at Oswald's travel to Russia, including the mysteries surrounding his time in Helsinki, Finland, and the speed with which he obtained permission to travel to the Soviet Union. We also look at the history of American Defectors in the Soviet Union and Oswald's alleged suicide attempt at Hotel Metropole in Moscow. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:29:11

Recap & Rebuttals Part 6 (Episodes 32-34) featuring Jeff Crudele of JFK: The Enduring Secret

2/7/2024
In this episode we break down the disputed claims from Episodes 32-34 as we look at Lee Harvey Oswald's time in the Marines, including many conflicting records, a look at his discharge from the Marines in 1959, and an analysis of when exactly he began to learn Russian and study Marxism. We are joined by Jeff Crudele from the JFK: The Enduring Secret podcast. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:01:25:15

EP 34: Oswald in the Marines (Part 3)

1/31/2024
In this episode, we look at Oswald's discharge from the Marines and Marguerite Oswald's candy box injury, then we do a deep dive on Oswald's history with Marxism and try to determine exactly when he learned to speak Russian. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:33:16

Ep 33: Oswald in the Marines (Part 2)

1/24/2024
In this episode, we look at Oswald's return to California from Japan, including possible intelligence ties via David Bucknell. We also look at the small upstart school in the Swiss Alps - Albert Schweitzer College. Why did Oswald apply there? What's really going on with Albert Schweitzer College? Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:23:33

Ep 32: Oswald in the Marines (Part 1)

1/17/2024
In this episode, we begin our analysis of Oswald’s time in the Marines. We’ll continue to unpack the major documented moments in Oswald’s biography, like when he shot himself in the arm in Japan and when he freaked out and started shooting at nothing in the woods in Taiwan. We’ll also cover more discrepancies with the documents and witness statements that raise questions about the Warren Report’s timeline for Oswald’s life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:32:20

Recap & Rebuttals Part 5 (Episodes 29-31) Featuring Michael Lombardi

1/10/2024
In this episode we break down the disputed claims from Episodes 29-31 as we zoom in to the life of Young Lee Harvey Oswald. We are joined by NFL journalist, executive, author, Michael Lombardi. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:01:01:38

S2 Bonus 3 - Barbara Shearer of JFK: What the Doctors Saw

1/3/2024
In this bonus episode, Matt interviews Barbara Shearer, the director and executive producer of the documentary film, JFK: What the Doctors Saw - available on Paramount Plus. For more information visit solvingjfkpodcast.com. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:42:22

Ep 31: Young Oswald (Part 3)

12/20/2023
We look at Oswald's teen years right before joining the Marines. When did Oswald work at Pfisterer Dental Lab and Tujague's Shipping Company? Was Oswald really violent as a kid? Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:28:00

Ep 30: Young Oswald (Part 2)

12/13/2023
Did Lee Harvey Oswald go to Stripling Junior High School? And did he know David Ferrie from his time in the Civil Air Patrol? Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:29:10

Ep 29: Young Oswald (Part 1)

12/6/2023
What was Lee Harvey Oswald's life like growing up? Where did he live and go to school? We'll focus on his early years in Texas and New York and look at discrepancies in some of his official records during that time. Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:27:21

S2 Bonus 2 - Interview with the authors of The JFK Assassination Chokeholds

12/1/2023
In this bonus episode, Matt interviews his co-authors for the book: The JFK Assassination Chokeholds, including James DiEugenio, Paul Bleau, Andrew Iler, and Mark Adamczyk. For more information visit solvingjfkpodcast.com. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:49:09

S2 Bonus 1 - The 60th Anniversary JFK Assassination Conference

11/29/2023
In this episode, we take a field trip to Pittsburgh for the 60th Anniversary JFK Assassination Conference at the Cyril Wecht Institute at Duquesne University. We hear from Alec Baldwin, Rob Reiner, Josiah Thompson, Jefferson Morley, Doug Horne, and more! For more information visit solvingjfkpodcast.com. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:23:03

Ep 28: The Allegations of Paul Landis

11/22/2023
Solving JFK returns for Season 2. Before turning to Lee Harvey Oswald, we analyze the claims of former Secret Service agent, Paul Landis about finding the magic bullet behind President Kennedy in the limo. We even interview Mr. Landis! Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:26:08

Season 2 Trailer - Solving JFK

11/9/2023
Last season on Solving JFK, we examined some of the most contentious issues in the case – weighing the arguments and evidence from both Warren Report defenders and critics – to see which is most credible on each individual point. In doing that, we learned that, while many evidentiary questions are a close call, Oswald was not likely the lone assassin of President Kennedy. But, we did not determine whether Oswald was involved in the assassination in some other way. We didn’t look at Oswald’s motives or his back story. To fully understand Oswald’s role in the assassination, if he had one, and what motivated him, we need to zoom in on Oswald’s life and what he was like as a person. That’s why this season on Solving JFK, we’ll try to answer the question “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald, Really?” by looking at Oswald’s history and the cast of characters he was involved with, from George DeMohrenschildt and Ruth Paine to David Ferrie and Guy Bannister. What can we learn from Oswald’s time in the military or his defection to Russia? Did Oswald really travel to Mexico City? And what’s up with all of the people impersonating him? We’ll also get to the General Walker incident and the famous backyard photos. So, join us for Season 2 of Solving JFK. New Episodes return on November 22 everywhere podcasts are available. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:02:35

Ep 27: Conclusions...So Far

8/8/2023
In this Season 1 conclusion episode, we’ll go over the list of tough positions that Warren Report defenders and critics alike are signing up to defend. Then, I’ll share my conclusions for the 15 most important questions that we set out to answer in Episode 2. Finally, we’ll talk about the plans for the future of the podcast. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:01:27:33

Recap & Rebuttals Part 4 (Episodes 20-26) Featuring Solving JFK Producer Jerry DePizzo (of O.A.R.)

7/25/2023
In this episode we recap the main points and arguments from episodes 20-26, and also look at rebuttals that were sent in by listeners. We’ll look at the firing tests of the expert marksmen, Oswald’s skills as a shooter, and the allegation that the shots were fired in close succession. Then, we’ll turn to the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit and ask whether the Warren Report got it right. Finally, we’ll review the arrest, detention, and murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and try to decipher Jack Ruby’s motive to kill Oswald? We'll be joined by Solving JFK producer Jerry DePizzo, saxophonist/guitarist in multi-platinum rock band, O.A.R.Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:01:06:09

Ep 26: Ruby Kills Oswald

7/11/2023
In this episode, we zoom in to the actions of Jack Ruby on the weekend of the assassination. In the hours and days leading up to the time he shot Oswald, did he take what was Ruby up to? Did he suddenly decide to kill Oswald or was it premeditated? Most importantly, why did Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald? Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:44:13

Ep 25: Oswald In Jail

6/27/2023
In this episode, we examine the statements Oswald made while he was in police custody at the Dallas Police Department. We also look try to decipher the meaning of a would-be phone call to Raleigh, NC and examine whether there were any warnings about Oswald being killed. Program Note: We are wrapping up the end of Season 1! Here's what we have left: Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:21:48

Ep 24: Texas Theater & the Conclusion of the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit

6/20/2023
In this episode, we examine how Oswald entered the Texas Theater, what he was doing while inside, and the details of his arrest, including allegations of an Oswald lookalike and Jack Ruby being present. Then, we synthesize everything from the last four episodes and look at the arguments for Oswald's guilt and innocence when it comes to the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com

Duration:00:47:12