Achievements

INTERVIEWS + PODCASTS + APPEARANCES

I wrote the script for an episode of the “Canadian True Crime” podcast based around my book, The Boy on the Bicycle. This book is about Ron Moffatt, wrongly convicted of murder in 1956 at age 14 in Toronto. Canadian True Crime is hosted by the very talented Kristi Lee. The podcast went live September 15, 2018.

Canadian True Crime image

Here is a link to the website for Canadian True Crime: https://canadiantruecrime.ca/

Here is the podcast: https://lnkd.in/d3BcCNz

 

I was interviewed by veteran journalist Peter Anthony Holder for his podcast, “The Stuph File Program”. We discussed my book, The Boy on the Bicycle. The interview went live August 13, 2018.

Stuph File

Here is a link to the website for The Stuph File Program: www.thestuphfilecom.

Here is our interview:

 

 

I was interviewed by crime writer/academic Lee Mellor about notorious Toronto serial killer Peter Woodcock (pictured below) for an episode of the “Murder Was the Case” podcast. Best-selling crime author and historian Peter Vronsky joined me for the interview.

The podcast went live August 2, 2018.

Murder Was the Case - Woodcock

Here is the Murder Was the Case website: https://murderwasthecase.podbean.com/

Here is the podcast:

 

I wrote the script for an episode of the “Canadian True Crime” podcast called “The Murder of Lynne Harper”. The script was based on my book about Steven Truscott (small-town Ontario teenager wrongly convicted of murder in 1959). Canadian True Crime is hosted by the very talented Kristi Lee. The podcast went live April 30, 2018.

Steven Truscott cover

Here is a link to the website for Canadian True Crime: https://canadiantruecrime.ca

Here is the podcast: https://tinyurl.com/y7rrgs3v

 

I was interviewed by crime writer/academic Lee Mellor for the “Murder Was the Case” podcast. We had a free-ranging conversation about con artists, subliminal messaging, Charles Ponzi, the Honeymoon Killers and more. The podcast went live February 1, 2018.

Nate - Murder was the Case podcast Feb 2018

Here is the Murder Was the Case website: https://murderwasthecase.podbean.com/

Here is the podcast:

 

 

In 2017, I appeared twice on the TV show, Mafia’s Greatest Hits on the American Heroes channel.

For the first episode, broadcast December 23, 2017, I was interviewed about Dutch Schultz, an eccentric Jewish-American gangster of the 1930s. I wrote about Schultz in a book (available here).

Dutch Schultz

For the second episode, broadcast December 30, 2017, I was interviewed about Al Capone, self-destructive crime czar of Chicago. I also wrote about Capone in a book (available here).

Capone new cover

 

I took part in a panel discussion on the topic of “Toronto Crime as Local History” at Toronto Reference Library, November, 23, 2017.

Toronto Crime as Local History - Nov. 23, 2017 Panel at TRL

Here is a link to a video of the discussion (my part begins at the 23 minute mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zOR4Xd-F4&feature=youtu.be.

 

I was interviewed by TIME magazine’s online edition for a story on the 50th anniversary of the classic 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde. The story was posted August 11, 2017. You can read the interview here.

Bonnie and Clyde

 

I was interviewed for the podcast Hudson Valley Legends (which focuses on New York state lore) about NYC gangster Dutch Schultz, subject of one of books (available here) and the person photographed below. The podcast was posted March 6, 2017.

Dutch Schultz shot

Here is the website for Hudson Valley Legends: http://hvlegends.libsyn.com/

Here is the podcast:

 

In 2016, I appeared twice on the TV show American Lawmen on the American Heroes channel, offering insights about famous criminals and peace officers.

For the first episode, broadcast February 24, 2016, I was interviewed about Joseph Petrosino, a brave Italian-American police officer who took on organized crime in New York City. Petrosino is pictured below.

For the second episode, broadcast March 2, 2016, I was interviewed about the wave of bank robbing desperadoes in the 1930s, such as Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Joe_petrosino

 

On September 21, 2016, I did a radio interview with Talk Radio Europe about my latest book, The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts and Swindles in American History.

I talked about Joseph Weil (aka “The Yellow Kid”–a notorious old-school con man), the origins of the term “confidence man”, the Nigerian email scam (a modern version of the Spanish Prisoner letter scam), con artists portrayed in movies, etc.

The Big Con book cover

Here is our interview:

 

A reading I gave in Toronto about my book on wrongfully convicted Ontario teenager Steven Truscott was covered in The Toronto Observer on December 13, 2013.

Here’s a link to the article: http://torontoobserver.ca/2013/12/10/decades-old-crime-remembered-at-scarborough-library-branch/

Nate reading

OTHER ACHIVEMENTS

A childrens’ book I wrote about Prime Minister Jean Chretien was nominated for a “Red Maple” award in 2007 by the Ontario Library Association. The photograph at the top of this page shows Mr. Chretien holding my book at a publishing event.

Jean Chretien book cover

I am an active member of PWAC (the Professional Writers Association of Canada), a national organization promoting the rights of freelance non-fiction writers. I have served as Toronto chapter president and national vice-president of PWAC. I am also a member of CWC (the Crime Writers of Canada) and served as a vice-president of this organization.

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