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Mark Pinsky: Drifting into Darkness

Author Mark Pinsky details the complicated story of a double murder…the killing of a philanthropic couple in Montgomery, Alabama. Their son was the main suspect, but was he being controlled by someone else?

That’s Criminal with John Stamp

Episode 14: Crime Reporter and Author Mark Pinsky

Mark Pinsky reported on criminal justice, mostly murder in the Southeast, for nearly 50 years, including racial injustice in the 1970s, Ted Bundy, and Green Beret Captain Jeffrey MacDonald. In this episode, he discusses his two latest books with host John Stamp.

In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson

Author Mark Pinsky Recalls Montgomery Murders

True crime writer Mark Pinsky talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about the circumstances surrounding the 2004 murders of Brent and Charlotte Springford of Montgomery by their son.

The Minds of Madness

Episode 124: Deadly Path to Enlightenment

Charlotte and Brent Springford Sr. were well-respected, successful, progressive-minded pillars of their community in Montgomery, Alabama. Everything in their lives seemed perfect, but that was all about to change.

Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast

Episode 235: The Murder of Nancy Morgan

In June of 1970, the body of 24-year-old Nancy Morgan was found inside a government-owned car in Madison County, North Carolina.

103.3 Asheville FM

Southern Reckoning

Patricia Furnish, host of Southern Reckoning on 103.3 Asheville FM, interviews Mark Pinsky about his new book, Drifting Into Darkness

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

Drifting Into Darkness

Two grisly murders—a brutal double parricide—a suicide, and a fourth death under suspicious circumstances. Drifting Into Darkness is a tangled tale of family dysfunction, fatal attraction, and greed, a saga that wends its way from the elegant Southern mansions of Montgomery, Alabama, to the New Age salons of Boulder, Colorado, to rural, windswept Wyoming.

The Kentucky News Network

Kentucky Focus

Author Mark Pinsky takes Will Clark, host of Kentucky Focus on The Kentucky News Network, back to rural North Carolina in the summer of 1970 when he looks for answers in the murder of Nancy Dean Morgan, as covered in his upcoming book Met Her on the Mountain: The Murder of Nancy Morgan.

103.3 Asheville FM

Southern Reckoning

Patricia Furnish, host of Southern Reckoning on 103.3 Asheville FM, interviews Mark Pinsky during her show on Sunday, March 27th from 3 to 4 p.m. EST.

KeyLife Network

The Odd Couple

Can people with differing religious and political views get along? Friends Mark Pinsky and Rusty Wright think so. This week, Steve and the gang chat with the veteran writers about their enduring, if unlikely, friendship and what we can learn from it.

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

In this interview, we discuss some of the themes talked about in the Disney book, along with a brief look at the Simpsons book. One of our questions is whether Disney and the Simpsons have been a positive influence on our society, to which the author responded that they were.


WSFA12 News

New book about 2004 Springford murders reveals new details

The author of a new book about one of Montgomery’s most high-profile murders will speak about the case and what his own investigation turned up Thursday.


PBS NewsHour

‘Don’t Say Gay’ causes unexpected showdown between Florida, Disney corporation

The Walt Disney Company is more than a giant corporation. To many, it’s long been synonymous with family entertainment. It’s now caught up in a much larger battle in Florida tied to the country’s cultural and political divides, prompted by its opposition to the governor’s stance on LGBTQ issues.


T.D. Allman, Finding Florida:

Salty Scribe
‘Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State’

Evangelicals and Environmentalism:

The Greening of Jesus


Teflon Televangelists

Books (with T.D. Allman, Unfinished Business entry):

Cobalt Blue: Kundalini for Dummies?

Book Reviews

New York Journal of Books: A Thirst for Murder. El agua es la vida—“water is life”—Cedar Koons writes at the beginning of her compelling new mystery, A Thirst for Murder, quoting an old Southwest Spanish saying. Read More

Library Journal: Law and Crime. Investigative journalist Pinsky (Met Her on the Mountain) chronicles a series of deaths, all of which, he argues, are the result of a con artist who was never brought to justice. VERDICT: The well-written, well-researched book is ideal for fans of true crime and general readers. Read More

After Evangelicalism: The Path to a New Christianity
As November approaches, national Democratic strategists are focusing on an unlikely path to the White House: winning the small but prophetic minority of anti-racist, humanitarian, white evangelicals. Read More
White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
With November’s presidential election fast approaching, much attention is being given to white evangelical voters, the bedrock of Donald Trump’s electoral base—more so now, with the racial debate that was sparked by the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Read More
Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump
Who is best suited to understand and explain the cynical marriage of convenience between Donald Trump and America’s white evangelicals—a critical outsider, or a sympathetic insider? Read More
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
In the Book of Genesis (25:29-34), a famished Esau sells his birthright to his devious brother Jacob for a “mess of pottage”—what scholars say was probably a lentil stew. Read More
The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities
In 2016, Duke University Divinity School Professor Kate Bowler burst onto the media scene with a New York Times op-ed column called “Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me.” Read More
Rednecks: A Novel
Taylor Brown’s Rednecks brings to life one of those rare episodes of American class warfare in his passionate, new novel, based on the 1921 “Battle of Blair Mountain” in Appalachian West Virginia. Read More
White Poverty: How Exposing Myths About Race and Class Can Reconstruct American Democracy
The Rev. William J. Barber II is one of the nation’s foremost civil rights and anti-poverty leaders. Although African American, he has always insisted on a multiracial agenda in his activism. Read More