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, December 14, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guest: Dr. Carole Lieberman
December 14th, 2017 under Dr. Carole Liberman, Guests, News of the Day, Show Line Ups, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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Tonight’s Guest:

Dr. Carole Lieberman’s multi-dimensional career as an internationally renowned “Media Psychiatrist” is always leading edge! On TV, Radio, the Internet, in Film, Print, as a Speaker and as the first Shrink on Board airline in-flight entertainment, Dr. Carole’s insights help people seize the moment to live happier, more fulfilling lives. Today, called upon more than ever to help people cope with terrorism and other 21st century challenges… the doctor is in!

Dr Carole Liberman

A three-time Honoree by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences & The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Daytime Emmy Awards, Dr. Carole Lieberman analyzes the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and/or host on all major media outlets. Her passionate commentary is far more than entertaining and exciting — it dauntlessly cuts to the heart of the issue! Perhaps that explains why everyone from Oprah to Larry King, Katie Couric to Bill O’Reilly, and countless others, think of Dr. Carole when they need a ‘house call’. Viewers will recognize her from frequent appearances on Fox News, CNN, BBC, “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, Court TV, “Entertainment Tonight” and many more.


The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: MADD Canada Chapter Service Mgr. Michelle Okere, Dawn Kaufmann, Michael H. Stone, MD & Robert H. Jordan, Jr.
November 16th, 2017 under Dawna Kaufmann, Guests, Justice, Murder, News of the Day, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Michelle Okere, MADD Canada Chapter Service Manager discussing the problems of impaired driving.
    • MADD Canada works to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations and groups across Canada have joined this effort. Discover all the ways that you can support MADD Canada.
  • Dawn Kaufmann, True crimes author will be discussing the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood.
    • Ann has been a full-time true crime writer since 1969. Over the past 30 years, she has published 33 books and 1400 articles, mostly on criminal cases. Ann graduated from Coatesville High School, and has a BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing, with minors in psychology, criminology and penology.
  • Michael H. Stone, will be discussing his book, ‘The Anatomy of Evil’.
    • The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them “evil.”
      In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines
  • Robert H. Jordan, Jr., will be discussing his book, ‘Murder in the News’. It is an inside look at how TV covers crime.
    • A veteran, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor provides a unique insider glimpse into the newsroom revealing how murder cases are selected for TV coverage.
      Television news anchor Robert Jordan Jr. draws from forty-seven years of news experiences to provide an eye-opening look at how news programs decide which murders to cover and which ones to ignore. Jordan takes readers behind the scenes into the big city newsrooms of Chicago. Here split-second decisions are made on where to send limited resources when dozens of shootings and several murders are occurring on a daily basis.


The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: MADD Canada Chapter Service Mgr. Michelle Okere & FBI Profiler Pat Brown
October 26th, 2017 under Guests, Justice, Murder, Pat Brown, Podcasts, Show Line Ups, The Dana Pretzer Show, True Crime. [ Comments: none ]

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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Tonight’s Guests:

  • Michelle Okere, MADD Canada Chapter Service Manager discussing the problems of impaired driving.
  • Pat Brown, Criminal FBI profiler will be discussing mass murderers.


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 ]

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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 ]

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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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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