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What a Creep: Evel Knievel (Daredevil Creep)

What a Creep  

Season 7, Episode 8

Evel Knievel “Creepy Daredevil”

Evel Knievel is a true American-made superstar who is considered the father of extreme sports and the idol of several generations of folks who love the thrill of this death-defying jumps he created and the personae he created.

He presented himself as THE American modern-day hero who tried to inspire people to reach for their dreams and be upstanding citizens. But underneath his red, white, and blue uniform, the capes, the bravado, and his rugged good looks was a troubled man who could at times, quite frankly, be a huge abusive asshole.

He won it all and lost it under 15 years. But even though he has been gone for over 13 years now, his name and his legend are still revered by many who found him an inspiration in a dreary time in the world.

Trigger Warnings: Physical abuse, child abuse, verbal abuse, racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism.

Our main sources for this episode:

Wikipedia Evel Knievel

Maxim: You Can’t Kill Evel by Pat Jordan

Rolling Stone interview with Johnny Knoxville

“Being Evel” (2015) documentary

“Evel Knievel” starring George Hamilton (1971)

“I Am Evel Knievel” 2015 documentary

“Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel” by Leigh Montville

“Evel Incarnate: by Steve Mandich”

“Chasing Knievel: The Robbie Knievel Story

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What a Creep; Jon Voight (Actor Creep)

What a Creep

Season 7, Episode 7

Jon Voight

 

Jon Voight used to be an exciting actor. He took interesting parts from MIDNIGHT COWBOY to DELIVERANCE. He won an Academy Award for playing a paraplegic Vietnam vet in COMING HOME in 1978. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work in 1985’s RUNAWAY TRAIN. 

 

But now he’s probably more famous for being a shitty dad to Angelina Jolie, playing an asshole dad on RAY DONOVAN, and acting like everyone’s ignorant grandpa.

Trigger warning: This episode contains infidelity, crappy dads, and astounding ignorance.

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What a Creep: Ira Einhorn “The Unicorn Killer” (Hippie Creep)

What a Creep  

Season 7, Episode 6

Ira Einhorn aka “The Unicorn Killer”

Ira Einhorn was known as the pied piper of the Hippie movement in Philadelphia in the 1960s & 70s. He was embraced by the counterculture as well as local politicians. He was the person to know in Philadelphia if you wanted to mediate an issue. He claimed to be clued-in to the trends happening with the human mind 20 years into the future.

He was a part of the first Earth Day festival in 1970, was a hardcore environmentalist who ran “Sun Weeks” to celebrate solar energy. He was friends with CEOs and billionaires who were interested in his thoughts about the latest in computers, mind control, paranormal & psychic matters.

Ira was also an abusive narcissist who killed his girlfriend of five years, Holly Maddux in 1978, and managed to hide in France for several years before he was finally put away with a life sentence.

Trigger Warnings: Domestic Violence, murder, coercive control, smelly people, and delayed justice. 

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What a Creep: John Wayne (Old Timey Hollywood Creep)

What a Creep

Season 7, Episode 5

John Wayne

 

John Wayne starred in 142 films, and he was one of the top box office stars for three decades. He was an actor, director, and producer, making him a triple threat. He was also a racist, sexist, homophobe, which makes him a double-triple threat. 

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What a Creep: John Edwards (Political Creep) Season 6, Episode 3

What a Creep

Season 6, Episode 3

John Edwards

John Edwards was a US Senator for North Carolina and the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 with John Kerry for President. He also ran for president in 2008.

But also, he’s a creep who cheated on his wife while she was dying from cancer and misused campaign funds to keep his mistress a secret, which back in the day was enough to ruin your political career.

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Trigger warning: Cheating spouses, animal abuse, and cancer. If these are sensitive subjects for you, it’s OK to take care of yourself. And if you want to donate to a good cause, check out Pink Ribbon Girls

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What a Creep: “Sports Creeps” Mike Tyson, Margaret Court, John Rocker & Sean Avery

What a Creep 

Season 6, Episode 1

“Sports Creeps”

It’s season six here at What a Creep and today’s episode is all about the Creeps and assholes in the sports world (two apiece) and then we talk about a couple of sports folks who are about a “Not Creepy” as it gets. Enjoy!

 

Main sources for this episode: 

 

Margaret Court

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion of the world. He wrote a best-selling memoir. He did a one-man show in Vegas. He’s the guy in “The Hangover” movies and the animated series named “Mike Tyson Mysteries” on Adult Swim. He’s also a convicted rapist and domestic abuser. 

 

Sean Avery

 

John Rocker

John Rocker was a relief pitcher and closer in the MLB in the late 90s. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He’s also a racist and homophobic bigot. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode. 

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What a Creep: Leona Helmsley “The Queen of Mean” (Season 5, Episode 10)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 10

Leona Helmsley

Leona Helmsley and her husband Harry Helmsley had a $1.4 billion real estate empire in New York, including the Empire State Building, the Graybar Building, the Flatiron Building, and 26 hotels.

They were also tax-evading billionaires, who often tried to get out of paying people for their work. Leona, in particular, was known as the Queen of Mean, because she would yell at her employees and treated them like crap.

Sources include:

People Magazine from May 2, 1988

The New York Times

Reuters

The New Yorker

Chicago Sun-Times

ABC News

Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Frank Sinatra (Season 5, Episode 9)

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 9

Frank Sinatra

 

Francis Albert Sinatra is one of the most celebrated vocalists of the 20th Century. He has sold over 150 million records and continues to sell just as well now as he did at the height of his height popularity. 

He was known for his blue eyes and velvet voice He was one of the first teen heartthrobs, a lover of women, a man who would just as soon get into a fight and then hug a person. He was demanding of everyone around him but outside of music & performing—cut himself a lot of slack. 

Frank was a loyal friend unless you pissed him off, a good actor if you didn’t ask for too many takes, a lover who expected fidelity and gave none of it back. He was incredibly progressive for his time but used ethnic slurs without care.

Frank ran on all cylinders until he ran out of gas. Then he expected to be treated with kid gloves. He loved his kids but did not spend much time with them. He could be very generous and also hold a grudge for years.

He could be elegant and a total brute. Demanding and then pathetic. He was either a manic depressive or bipolar individual who at times could be a complete and total creep. He is complicated, smart, funny, mean, talented, childish, and ultimately a sad, lonely man who was his own worst enemy. 

Sources for this episode include:

The London Telegraph (Martin Chilton)

Wikipedia

Daily Mail (excerpt of Barbara Sinatra’s Book)

New York Daily News (Sheryl Connelly)

Mental Floss (Bill Demain)

PBS.org

Musicoholics

Frank Sinatra: Behind the Legend by J. Randy Taraborrelli

The Guardian (David Mayer)

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What a Creep: Bryan Singer Update & More Creeps in the News

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Update & Replay

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer’s movies have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. His films include four X-MEN movies, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, and SUPERMAN RETURNS. He directed most of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but he got fired three weeks before filming was completed, and his name was removed from the credits. He’s also is a serious creep, who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults over the past 20 years, and Hollywood only recently started acknowledging it.

We have some updated Creepy news here along with the original episode which ran in January 2020. 

The Atlantic

Deadline

Vox

Bryan Singer’s Instagram

NotableBiographies.com

DuncanRoy.com

Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Woody Allen (Season 5, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 7

Woody Allen

Woody Allen is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated writers and directors. He’s made more than 50 movies. He’s been nominated for the Academy Awards 53 times, and he won 12 times. 

People liked him so much that they pretended not to notice that Woody Allen is a dirty old man with an obsession for young girls. And they all but ignored the charges of child molestation that his daughter, Dylan, made until recently.

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Vox

Chicago Tribune

New York Times

Hollywood Reporter

Dylan Farrow’s piece in The New York Times

Woody Allen’s response in The New York Times

Dylan Farrow’s piece in The Los Angeles Times

New York Magazine interview with Soon-Yi Previn

People Magazine

The Daily Beast

Huffington Post

Vanity Fair

Biography

Wikipedia

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