Bonus Episode: 3 Million Downloads, FBI Myths and Misconceptions Audiobook

Happy New Year. Wow, and what a year it has been. I recorded this bonus episode because I’m thrilled to report that, as predicted in episode 182, FBI Retired Case File Review surpassed 3 million downloads earlier this week. Woo hoo! I know there are shows where each episode has 3 million downloads, but among the independent shows where the host still does all the production things, we’re doing good and, if you don’t mind me saying so, I’m super proud of my accomplishments. (UPDATE: By the end of 2023, FBI Retired Case File Review will have surpassed 10 million downloads. Thank you for listening!)

In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, I’ve uploaded Chapter 1 –  FBI PROFILERS HUNT SERIAL KILLERS and Chapter 2 – THE FBI DOESN’T PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS from the FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives audiobook, 33 minutes. I skipped the introductory chapter about my mission because well… you already know me. But I want to tell you about my Film and Fiction review and rating system. Basically, I watched a TV show or movie featuring FBI characters and wrote whether it made me want to take my shoe off and throw it at the screen. Nonfiction, the book resulted directly from me producing this podcast. In it, I debunk twenty clichés and misconceptions about the FBI, by presenting quotes from retired agents who have been guests on the show, along with educational excerpts from the FBI website, and reviews of popular films and fiction featuring FBI agent characters.

Thank you for listening and thank you for sticking with me when I adjusted the schedule from weekly to every other Wednesday so I could devote more time to writing books which was the original motivation for this podcast. But, as you well know, the show quickly became so much more.

Speaking of books, I want to let you know that Amazon selected the FBI Myths and Misconceptions paperback for a limited time only discount. It’s offering the paperback at $7.49 which means you save $5.50. If you haven’t yet picked up your copy, now’s the time. For those of you who already purchased a book, don’t me mad at me. I had nothing to do with lowering the sales price. I guess it was one of those algorithm bots or perhaps a an Amazon customer service representative who liked it. Thank you Amazon! One thing I know for sure is that I have no idea how long they will offer the discount.

Thank you all, guests and listeners, for joining me on my mission to show the public who the FBI is and what the FBI does. If you’re a retired agent with a dusty PowerPoint presentation about one of your old FBI cases buried away somewhere, ripped through those old boxes and drawers and pull out the file, blow off the cobwebs and please contact me. I’m always looking for great cases to review.

All my books are is available wherever books are sold. Click here for a list of retailers.

If you enjoy what you hear, the audiobook has six more hours for you to listen to or you can pick up the ebook, paperback, or hardback. I want FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives to become “the book” to learn about the FBI. All my books are is available wherever books are sold.  By the way, my son and I are busy working on the companion FBI Search Word and Activity Book to provide a fun and relaxing way for you to be amazed at how much you’ve learned about the FBI from listening to the show.

2020 will be an amazing year. Besides the puzzle book, I’m 99 percent sure that my husband and I will be relocating to Raleigh, NC in the late spring to help my daughter and son-in-law with my grandson and the new baby due in June. I hope your year will be amazing too.

Thank you for your support.


Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 300 episodes available on all popular podcast apps and YouTube.


  1. Allan KlattApril 3, 2024

    Hi Jeri –
    I just finished listening to the poscast on 3 Million Downloads, FBI Myths and Misconceptions Audiobook.

    You mentioned at the end of the podcast that you have 20 promo codes available for a free audio book on FBI Myths and Misconceptions.

    Are any still available? I am interested.

    Thank you

    Al Klatt

    1. Jerri WilliamsApril 7, 2024

      Al – That episode is from several years back and the promo codes are all gone. Thank you for your interest. — Jerri

  2. DLBSeptember 2, 2021

    Just a short note to say Congratulations!

    I love this podcast. I’m hooked.
    You have such interesting guests and you are a natural at interviewing folks.

    Thank you, and thank you for your service, Jerri!

    1. Jerri WilliamsSeptember 2, 2021

      Thanks for listening!

  3. Lisa GunnoeJuly 2, 2020

    Okay, I have this book but I’m now going to get the audio book!
    I love your guide on how believable a TV show or movie is…. shoes tied, loosened, thrown, brilliant and funny!
    I do have a question, I will use Criminal Minds as an example. Their are a number of retired FBI as consultants for this and other shows, yet it is completely unbelievable. Why the disconnect? Is it because they have to solve the case in an hour and keep the audience engaged and reality just won’t do that? This is not a critique of those consultants, it is a desire to understand.

    1. Jerri WilliamsSeptember 2, 2021

      Sorry for the delayed response. Did you get a chance to listen to last weeks episode on TV industry tips? The agents answers your creative license questions. Thanks for picking up a copy of Myths and Misconceptions!


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