Scared Monkeys Radio




For over a decade, Dana Pretzer has been doing his own brand of unique, entertaining, informed and refreshing style of talk radio. Talk radio where he allows the guest to talk, answer questions and inform the listeners on the important news stories of the day. Dana refers to it as "Main Street Media." We like to refer to it as a welcome and appreciated change.

Dana Pretzer brings his energetic yet relaxed demeanor and his well prepared yet spontaneous style of interviews to Scared Monkeys. Along with some of the biggest and most high-profile guests in the news today. Dana also brings a background in satellite radio and over 20 years in law enforcement. That, coupled with his relaxed yet professional and focused demeanor, makes him a natural behind the SMR microphone.

Dana and Scared Monkeys Radio focuses on Missing Persons, Unsolved Mysteries, Victims Rights, Politics, Crime & Punishment, Exploited Children, Entertainment, Technology and whatever the breaking and relevant stories are of the day. The stories that people want to talk about and hear.
The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: Clint Van Zandt & Robin Sax
September 14th, 2017 under Attorneys, Clint Van Zandt, Guests, Justice, Robin Sax, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Clint Van Zandt, former FBI hostage negotiator, will be discussing his updated book, “Facing Down Evil: Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator,” available at Amazon.

No ordinary Washington memoir, Facing Down Evil is an unprecedented look behind the scenes of our nation’s most powerful law enforcement agency. As the FBI’s premier hostage negotiator, Clint Van Zandt worked or consulted on some of recent U.S. history’s most unsettling and high-profile conflicts, including the Waco, Oklahoma City, and Unabomber cases.

  • Robin Sax, author, legal analyst, victim advocate, and a former prosecutor for the State of California, County of Los Angeles and Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, will be discussing high profile cases in the news.


The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: Michael Bishop, Marcel Danesi & T.J. Ward
August 31st, 2017 under Aruba, Guests, Missing Persons, Murder, Show Line Ups, T.J. Ward, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Author Michael Bishop will be discussing his new book, ‘A Murder in Music City’
    • Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later a judge’s son is convicted of the crime. Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secret file related to the case and with the help of some of the world’s top forensic experts–including forensic psychologist Richard Walter (aka “the living Sherlock Holmes”)–he uncovers the truth. What really happened is completely different from what the public was led to believe.Now, for the very first time, Bishop reveals the true story. In this true-crime page-turner, the author lays out compelling evidence that a circle of powerful citizens were key participants in the crime and the subsequent cover-up. The ne’er-do-well judge’s son, who was falsely accused and sent to prison, proved to be the perfect setup man. The perpetrators used his checkered history to conceal the real facts for over half a century.
  • Author Marcel Danesi will be discussing his new book, ‘Murder in Plain English’
    • This is the first book to examine murder through the written word–not only the writings of the killers themselves, but also the story of murder as told in literary fiction and the crime dramas that are now a staple of film and television. The authors–a criminologist specializing in cold cases, written evidence, and forensic science, and an anthropologist who has dealt with the signs and ciphers of organized crime and street gangs in his previous work–are widely recognized experts in this emerging specialty field. Based on extensive research and interviews with convicted murderers, the book emphasizes the often-overlooked narrative impulse that drives killers, with the authors explaining how both mass and serial murderers perceive their crimes as stories and why a select few are compelled to commit these stories to writing whether before, during, or after their horrific acts.The book also analyzes the written work of killers, using a combination of machine-based linguistic patterning, predictive modeling, and symbolic interpretation, to make sense of the screeds of everyone from the Son of Sam and the Zodiac Killer to the Columbine attackers, the Unabomber, and the recent spate of mass shooters using social media as their preferred narrative platform.
  • T.J. Ward – Private Investigator will be discussing the latest in the Natalee Holloway case and the newest discoveries in the case of the missing and declared deceased Alabama teen who went missing on Aruba in 2005. The latest discoveries are being documented on Oxygen TV.


The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: Diane Dimond & Diane Fanning
July 20th, 2017 under Diane Dimond, Diane Fanning, Guests, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Journalist Diane Dimond will be discussing the O.J Simpson parole hearing.
  • Author Diane Fanning will be discussing her new book, ‘Bitter Remains’

     On July 13, 2011, Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, went to pick up her two toddler sons. It would be the last time she was seen alive…

    Two weeks later, detectives searching for the missing mother made a gruesome discovery on the shores of Oyster Creek near Richmond, Texas—the dismembered body parts of a young woman whom they were able to identify as Laura Ackerson.

    Laura’s ex, Grant Hayes—the father of her two sons—and his wife, Amanda, the mother of his newborn daughter, both pointed the finger at each other as the one guilty of murdering Laura, cutting up her body, and then transporting and disposing of the remains.

    This is the hauntingly true story of a devoted mother, a disturbed couple, and how these horrific events came to pass…


The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Janet Merlo
June 8th, 2017 under Guests, Justice, Podcasts, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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Tonight’s Guest:

A stunning personal account of Janet Merlo’s twenty years of service in the RCMP, with an introduction by Linden MacIntyre. In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she had experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while serving in Canada`s national police force. The women kept silent for so long, she says, because there was no one to tell. In this courageous memoir, Janet recalls how her love of policing was soured by covert and overt sexism within the ranks and by an institutional culture that valued toughness and silence over ethics and accountability. Tracing her twenty years in uniform, Merlo’s story details the highs and lows of her career in the RCMP – while her mental health and personal life disintegrated. Eventually, the cost of keeping quiet was simply too high, and her story emerges as a lone, brave voice seeking change.

Janet Merlo


The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Blink, Christina Stoy, Editor In Chief of Blinkoncrime.com and President, Stoy Wigmore Associates
May 11th, 2017 under Blink from Blink on Crime, Guests, Missing Persons, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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Tonight’s Guest:

  • Blink, Christina Stoy, Editor In Chief of Blinkoncrime.com and President, Stoy Wigmore Associates will be discussing the case of missing persons, Jennifer Kesse. Jennifer went missing on January 24, 2006 at the age of  24 in Orlando, Florida. Join Dana and Christina Stoy in discussing this missing persons case that has sadly gone on far too long.

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The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Attorney & Author Michael Cicchini & Constable Jeffrey Bartsch
April 6th, 2017 under Attorneys, Guests, Murder, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Attorney Michael Cicchini, the author of Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System Behind Making a Murderer
  • Constable Jeffrey Bartsch, Police Officer and Mental Health Advocate, Honoring A Hero … A Ride to Remember!
    • I had the honor of getting to know Cst. Derek Pineo in 2007 at RCMP Depot in 2007. Tragically, Derek lost his life on duty on July 20, 2012 when his police cruiser collided with a moose near Wilkie, SK. Derek was 38 years old. In 2016, I rode the 1st annual Saskatchewan Ride to Remember law enforcement cycling event from Saskatoon Police HQ to the Regina Parliament grounds approx 320km to honor fallen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. At the end of the ride, we took part in the Saskatchewan Police & Peace Officer’s Memorial situated at the Saskatchewan Parliament grounds. The focus of my ride in 2016 was to honor Derek. This year in 2017, upon speaking with Derek’s wife Natasha, we would like to invite and bring Derek’s son, Kayleb to ride alongside the Ride to Remember to honor his dad.

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The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – Please Join Dana Tonight at 9 PM ET with Author Richard Muti
March 14th, 2017 under Guests, Politics, Richard Muti, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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Tonight’s Guest:

  • Richard Muti discussing his political and crime books. He will join Dana for the complete show.

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The Dana Pretzer Show – Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Please Join Me Tonight at 9 PM ET with Author Marie Sutro & Crime Blogger Christina Stoy, Editor In Chief of Blink on Crime
February 22nd, 2017 under Blink from Blink on Crime, Guests, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – Join Me Tonight at 9pm ET with Christina Stoy
October 18th, 2016 under Blink from Blink on Crime, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

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The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – With Special Guest Author Wendy Murphy and Pat Brown
September 13th, 2016 under Guests, Murder, Pat Brown, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime, Wendy Murphy. [ Comments: none ]

  • Author and victims advocate, Wendy Murphy, will join us tonight to discuss her book “And Justice For All” and the Jon Benet Ramsey case
  • Criminal profiler, Pat Brown, will be here to also discuss the Jon Benet Ramsey case

LISTEN TONIGHT LIVE AT 9 PM ET


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