Tag Archive for Principled Uncertainty Podcast

Unsolved Murder Betsy Aardsma

A Death in the Stacks: The Unsolved Murder of Betsy Aardsma

  This podcast episode deals with one of the most bizarre unsolved murder s of the last fifty years. Betsy Aardsma was a young, talented, socially-conscious woman in 1969, when her life was cut tragically short in the Pattee Library at Penn  State University. It was the Thanksgiving holidays, and most students had gone home to be with family. Aardsma… Read more →

Book Research

An Insanely Simple Guide to Research for your Novel [Podcast]

I have to be completely honest here. Book research is not something I do terribly effectively well, and it’s one of the reasons I spoke with mystery author Jeffrey Eaton. His Dalton Lee mystery series has a phenomenal hook. His protagonist is an architect, and so each book revolves not just around the murder but the art and architecture of the… Read more →

The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam Will Freak You Out

Of all the stories I’ve covered on the Principled Uncertainty Podcast, I don’t think any have personally bothered me to the extent that the mysterious death of Elisa Lam has. It is a sad, bizarre, and — forgive me for saying — spooky true crime tale straight out of Los Angeles. Not only that, there are connections to serial killers and decades-old… Read more →