If you listened to my Crime Con Top 10 Countdown episode a few weeks ago, you know one of my highlights was meeting retired Supervisory Special Agent, Criminal Profiler and Forensic Linguist, James Fitzgerald. Perhaps I should start calling him Jim, or Fitz, as he mentioned I could.
Jim was so gracious when we met and he offered to be a guest on TwistedPhilly podcast, because as you may have heard me mention before, Jim is a Philly guy, and well, we Philly kids stick together.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Jim about growing up in Philadelphia, his early career in law enforcement at the Bensalem Police Department, his transition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and his career as a linguistic expert which lead to his participation in the identification and ultimate capture of the Unabomber. Jim’s work on that case in particular is the subject of an upcoming Discover Original Series “Manhunt: Unabomber,” premiering on August 1, 2017.
Throughout his career Jim has been involved in numerous high profile cases, yet he’s never lost his Philly roots. I am so very grateful for the time we spent together and I know you’ll enjoy learning more about Jim Fitzgerald’s career and the original series premiering on Discovery. Jim is also a published author and you can find his book, Journey to the Center of the Mind, Volumes I-III, on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can follow Jim on Twitter @JFitzJourney and on Facebook at James R. Fitzgerald.
Special thanks to Emmy Cerra for the music you heard in this episode. You can find out more about Emmy on her website, www.emmycerra.com, and download her music on iTunes.