Shooter: Amy Bishop

Amy Bishop was obsessed with her Harvard degree, but the rest of the world failed to bow down to her, and she couldn’t take it. “These people are against me,” she ranted to a coworker. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. —Preorder my new book, Confident Women, at Pilsen Community Books or Binnacle Books or wherever you get your reads! —Here’s my Atlantic article about women who commit mass shootings. —SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patron. —See heartbreaking photos of young Amy and Seth here. Sources: “A Loaded Gun,” by Patrick Radden Keefe, New Yorker, 4 Feb 2013 “What Made This University Researcher Snap?” by Amy Wallace, Wired, 28 Feb 2011 “For Professor, Fury Just Beneath the Surface,” New York Times, 20 Feb 2010 “Ambition fueled a smoldering rage,” Boston Globe, 21 Feb 2010 Mother Jones mass shootings database “UAH shooter Amy Bishop pleads guilty to capital murder, avoids death penalty,”, 11 Sept 2012 “UAH shooting victim speaks out following shooter's prison apology,” Waff48, 20 Oct 2015 “Amy Bishop claimed she was victim in 2002 IHOP assault,”, 18 Feb 2010 Team: Jillian Collins, research assistant Jennifer Longworth of Bourbon Barrel Podcasting, editor Music: Stereodog Productions (Dan Pierson & Peter Manheim). Intro and conclusion: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer. Learn more about your ad-choices at

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