Ep. 313: Jeff Kass – Author, Private Investigator, Former Journalist

Jeff Kass is author of Columbine: A True Crime Story and a private investigator and he's the guest on Ep. 313 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting December 15, 2021.
Jeff Kass is author of Columbine: A True Crime Story and a private investigator and he’s the guest on Ep. 313 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting December 15, 2021.

Jeff Kass is a former journalist at the Rocky Mountain News and other outlets, wrote the definitive book about the Columbine tragedy, and is now a private investigator and head of Kass Research Group. I was introduced to him by my friend and guest on Episode 306 Jonathan Stine.

On this week’s show we discuss his work as a journalist covering the Columbine tragedy and his book Columbine: A True Crime Story at length as we get into why he was positioned to become one of the foremost experts on the tragedy, why he was compelled to continue to dig even years after the tragedy, some insights from his book, and a ton more. That was a dark day in the history of Colorado (and the world, really), but it’s worth exploring and unpacking. Jeff is gracious with his insight and candor.

We also discuss Jeff’s transition away from journalism and into private investigation. The only reference point for a private investigator is what I’ve seen on TV or the movies, so to say I was interested in what a real private investigator does would be an understatement. Jeff does not own a trenchcoat or a fedora, nor has he ever tailed a spouse suspected of cheating. What he does do is incredibly interesting, and we cover it in some depth.

This episode is available on iTunes, streaming on Spotify, on podcatchers everywhere, or at the Jon of All Trades homepage.

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