The History of 1995
By Kathy Kenzora
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From the OJ Simpson trial to the Oklahoma City Bombing, 1995 was a year like no other. This podcast looks back at some of the events of 1995 and how they shaped the world we live in today. Season one is about the Paul Bernardo Murder trial. Podcast host Kathy Kenzora covered the trial and provides a first hand look at how the justice system dealt with Canada's most notorious killer.
||CleanThe break-in at 24 Sussex Drive||On November 5, 1995, an armed intruded broke into the house of Canada's Prime Minister. He wandered around undetected by RCMP officers stationed on the property until Prime Minister's wife woke up and called for help. What happened next...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpdate - Paul Bernardo Parole Hearing||On October 17, 2018, Paul Bernardo was denied day and full parole after a parole hearing at Millhaven Prison where he is housed in solitary confinement. Earlier this year he became eligible to apply for parole after serving 25 years in...||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpdate - Paul Bernardo Weapons Charge||On October 5, 2018, Paul Bernardo appeared in court to stand trial for a charge of possessing a weapon. In February, a homemade shank was reportedly found in his cell at Millhaven Penitentiary where he is serving a life sentence for...||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe trial of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman||On October 1, 1995, the biggest terrorism trial in American history ended with guilty verdicts for a man known as the "Blind Sheik" and nine of his followers. An eight month trial had revealed that the group planned to wage a war of urban...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unabomber Manifesto||On September 19, 1995, The Washington Post included a special eight page pullout that contained a 35,000 word manifesto written by someone known only as the Unabomber. Three months earlier the Unabomber had sent packages to the Washington Post...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Launch of Windows 95||This Day in 1995||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Shooting of Brian Smith||On August 1, 1995, a beloved Ottawa sportscaster was shot in the head while walking in the parking lot of the TV station where he worked. Smith, a former professional hockey player, died the next day from his injuries. Initially police...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 12, 1995 - The Chicago Heatwave||On July 12, 1995 a dangerous hot air mass settled over the city of Chicago. A heat advisory was issued that warned of an impending record-breaking heatwave. By the time it was over more than 700 people were dead. Many of them were old, alone and...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 29, 1995 - The trial of Heidi Fleiss||On this day in 1995 the trial of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss got underway in Los Angeles. Fleiss was charged with tax evasion and money laundering in connection with her international call girl ring and prosecutors promised that the trial would...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Common Sense Revolution||1995||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Exoneration of Guy Paul Morin - Part 3||Part three on the Exoneration of Guy Paul Moring looks back at the day he was finally acquitted of the murder of his 9-year-old neighbour Christine Jessop. After he was convicted of murder in 1992, a grass roots movement sprung up to help...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Exoneration of Guy Paul Morin - Part 2||On Part 2 of this series on the exoneration of Guy Paul Morin, I look back at Morin's two trials. At the first trial in 1986, Morin was found not guilty in the murder of his 9-year-old neighbour Christine Jessop. The Crown appealed and a...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Exoneration of Guy Paul Morin - Part 1||On January 23, 1995, Guy Paul Morin was acquitted in the murder of his 9 year old neighbor Christine Jessop. His 10 year legal battle finally came to an end when new DNA technology proved that he wasn't responsible for the brutal killing and sexual...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 17, 1995 - The Trial of Colin Ferguson||On This Day in 1995||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 8, 1995 - Tupac Shakur sent to jail||On This Day in 1995||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Assassinaton of Yitzhak Rabin||1995||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 11, 1995 - The NHL lockout ends||On this day in 1995||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment||1995||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 6, 1995 - The Patrick Roy Trade||This Day in 1995||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarin Gas Attack on Tokyo Subway System||1995||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Trial of Susan Smith||1995||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNew podcast: Suicide By Cop||I am taking a short break from 1995 to air a podcast series over the next several weeks about an unprecedented legal case that has been making news in Toronto since July 2013. That's when 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot and...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ipperwash Crisis - Part 2||Part two on the Ipperwash Crisis looks back at the criminal case and the public inquiry that took place after the shooting. It took years to unravel what really happened at Ipperwash Provincial Park in September 1995 when a native...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ipperwash Crisis - Part 1||In September 1995, a small group of natives in Southwestern Ontario, occupied a provincial park and campground on the shore of Lake Huron. They claimed Ipperwash Provincial Park contained sacred native burial grounds. Within days the...||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuebec Seperatist Referendum||1995||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToronto Subway Crash||1995||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOklahoma City Bombing||1995||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOJ Simpson Murder Trial - Verdict Day||1995||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Bonus Episode||In this bonus episode two interviews I did in 1995 about the Paul Bernardo Murder trial. www.1995podcast.com email@example.com Please join The History of 1995 Facebook discussion group||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 7||Part 7 looks back at what happened after Paul Bernardo was found guilty of first degree murder in the deaths of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. The Crown wanted Bernardo to be declared a Dangerous Offender so he could be sent to jail...||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 6||Part 6 looks back at the closing arguments and the verdict at the Paul Bernardo murder trial. The Defence continued to advance it's position that Bernardo was not present when 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French...||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 5||Part 5 looks at what happened when Paul Bernardo took the stand to defend himself against two first degree murder charges. It was the first time he would explain publically what happened to 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 4||Part 4 covers what happened when the Crown's star witness took the stand to testify against Paul Bernardo at his murder trial. His ex-wife Karla Homolka would spend 17 days on the stand. She testified about her abusive relationship...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 3||Part 3 takes a look back at what happened when jurors at the Paul Bernardo murder trial began watching video taped evidence that showed the horrific sexual assaults on Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. An earlier ruling by the judge...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 2||Part 2 looks back at the four hour opening statement made by the Crown on May 18, 1995, at the Paul Bernardo murder trial. The statement ended two years of secrecy and rumors about what really happened to Leslie Mahaffy and...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bernardo Murder Trial - Part 1||Part one of The History of 1995 dives into the trial of Canada's most notorious killer - Paul Bernardo. In this episode, host Kathy Kenzora takes a look back at jury selection. The intense media coverage of the case turned...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Kathy you are absolutely captivating to listen too! The clips you play are just great mixed in with all of the facts you give us.
I particularly like all of the crime/court cases you do - I recommend keeping 1995 going, even after you’ve exhausted all of those events. I would personally love your take on all events since that pivotal year! (Other Serial killers & court cases, 9/11, etc!!)
Well done - will be anxiously awaiting the next episode!!
I was 13 in 1995 and have memories of these events, but it is very interesting to hear these first person accounts. Kathy has an incredible radio voice, the production is fantastic and the storytelling is top notch. I hope she continues with other years in the 1990s!
Really enjoying these 1995 pod casts. Kathy does a wonderful job of bringing me back through her weaving of storytelling and clips from the past.