From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo's full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more t ...
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Chris Catania grew up in Middletown, New Jersey, where he learned about the New York sports trinity that would shape his adulthood: the Mets, the Giants, and the Rangers. When Chris isn't crafting itineraries or drinking beer, he loves having passionate discussions about baseball, football, and hockey. He currently lives in Hoboken, NJ with his fiancé Danielle. On this episode of Popography, Chris and I discuss how his love of the Mets transcended baseball and gave him a love of statistics that he carried into a doing sales for a primary research firm. More importantly, he reveals how the mutual passion of baseball he shares with his father helped develop their relationship and bring their family closer together. This conversation was recorded at the Hotel East Houston in New York City on October 21, 2016.