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The original true crime review podcast that looks at other podcasts, TV, and pop culture. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other podcasts (including 'Serial') as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, 'Crime of the Week.' Show website: crimewriterson.com. Follow the show on Twitter @cri ...
 
The podcast that looks at everything that is weird and wonderful about everyone's favorite DIY network. Host Rebecca Lavoie talks to all kinds of people (including complete strangers!) about HGTV shows and the trends they represent, from those awful Tiny House Hunters to Fixer Upper's miraculous re-brand of Waco to the never-ending controversy about which Property Brother *really* does the heavy lifting. Want to share your thoughts about HGTV? Call Rebecca's podcast hotline at 725-333-2241 o ...
 
The Crime Beat podcast digs deep into fascinating true crime stories, exploring new twists along the way with award-winning Southern California News Group reporter Keith Sharon’s fresh interviews of criminal masterminds, some of their victims and the detectives trying to piece together what really happened. Each season explores a different crime, beginning with the biggest bank heist in American history.
 
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Benson & Stabler track a serial rapist to a speed-dating event. His new wife is the star witness against him, and when she slips into a coma after an overdose, he fights her mother for the power to remove her feeding tube. We're talking about SVU season 7 episode 8 "Starved." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the Leaving the Theater podcast. This …
 
Stop, what's that sound? CWO reveals its new theme music (listen for the typewriter). The 2016 disappearance of the senior class president divided a small Texas town. And when he turned up dead two years later it only added to the mystery. In the Texas Monthly podcast “Tom Brown’s Body” award winning journalist Skip Hollandsworth explores this unso…
 
It was a scam that tricked film crew members to fly halfway around the world for a fake movie. But what was this con job really about? We’ll talk about the new podcast, "Chameleon: The Hollywood Con Queen." FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "CHAMELEON" GO TO 24:00 Netflix’s new documentary “American Murder: The Family Next Door” is told exclusively th…
 
SVU tries to help a malnourished girl on a train who'd been locked up with her eight siblings by her religious father. Amanda discovers the children only get to leave the home to go bowling, and her actions lead to a deadly shootout. We're talking about SVU season 19 episode 20 "The Book of Esther." Our guest is the actress who played Esther in thi…
 
It's the feel bad episode of the season! First, the Oklahoma City bombing opened America’s eyes to anti-government groups. In “Two Minutes Past Nine” from BBC Sounds, host Leah Sottile ("Bundyville") provides a primer on American extremism and draws a straight line between Timothy McVeigh and today's extremists. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "TWO …
 
He was a troubled teen who fell into a gang before being gunned down in an East London park. Was CJ the actual target? Are his killers taunting his family in rap videos? We’ll review “Who Killed CJ Davis?” FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "WHO KILLED CJ DAVIS?" GO TO 33:00 It's the story of a womanizing real estate developer whose unconventional poli…
 
Celebrating Law & Order's 30th anniversary! Greevey & Logan investigate gunfire on a crowded subway train. A white woman says she shot two Black teens because they were trying to rape her. But Stone & Robinette learn the woman had been attacked on the subway before and believe this time she was the one looking for trouble. We're going back to where…
 
His parishioners didn't learn Father Ryan Scott wasn't a priest until he'd already made off with their money. The crime writers share their thoughts on "Smoke Screen: Fake Priest." FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "SMOKE SCREEN: FAKE PRIEST," GO TO MINUTE 24:00 Then HBO Max's "Class Action Park" plays for laughs with its look back at a NJ water park …
 
Lara announces she's combining her love of cats and investigative skills into a new career. Who knew you could? Was the 1954 lynching of prominent Black businessman Isadore Banks solely an act of racism, or was there also a financial motive? We're discussing "Unfinished: Deep South” from Witness Docs. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "UNFINISHED" GO …
 
In this bonus episode of Crime Writers On, here is Rebecca's exclusive interview with Madeleine Baran, host of "In The Dark," with her reactions to news the state has dropped charges against Curtis Flowers. Additional resources: APM Reports: It's Over: Charges against Curtis Flowers are dropped New York Times: After 6 Murder Trials and Nearly 24 Ye…
 
Before we begin season five of "These Are Their Stories," here's a look back at the best moments, Hey It's That Guys, and Ripped from the Headlines from the past year. We'll hear from past guests Steven Pappas, Katie Mitchel, Issac Butler, Lani Diane Rich, Lawrence Tucker, Lauren Milberger, Katie Mitchel, Tracey Furgeson, Diana Goodman, Nick Cappod…
 
Kevin kicks off the discussion with some excellent medical news. In season two of "The Sneak: The Murders at Whiskey Creek," Jack Murphy was a champion surfer who captured headlines in 1964 as a cool jewel thief for stealing the world’s largest sapphire from a New York museum. But was the charming thief known as "Murph the Surf" more violent than h…
 
With Kevin taking a sick day, the rest of the panel gets to hear about Lara's new profession: pet detective. Plus, Toby's killer cat Little Foot is at it again. In the podcast “Relative Unknown," host Jackee Taylor learns the man at the center of a double murder/homicide was actually her father, a former Hells Angel who took his family into Witness…
 
Baby Sierra is missing and her young mom is off partying. Yes, she buried the girl's body in an abandoned lot, but Olivia and Elliot don't arrest her. Instead they bust the anti-vaxxing mom whose kid gave Sierra measles and charge her with murder. We're looking at a classic SVU, season 10 episode 19 "Selfish." Our guest is Anita Flores from "I'm Li…
 
Leading off...“The Orange Tree” revisits a crime which resonates with college students in Austin years later. What makes "The Orange Tree" different is the seven-part series is not the work of a major publishing house. It’s written and produced by students at the University of Texas. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "THE ORANGE TREE," GO TO 35:00 The…
 
A girl shot in an alley leads Benson and Stabler to creepy Dr. Lang's school, where all the students were thought to be missing or kidnapped. What's he need all these teens for? He's fertilizing them with the clones of rich parents' dead kids. We're talking about SVU season 4 episode 24 "Perfect." Our guest is Jaimie Beebe from the Strictly Stalkin…
 
They thought they were on a vision quest retreat with a leading self-help teacher. In the end, three were killed in a make-shift sweat lodge. We learn what happened in Wondry’s new hit, “Guru.” FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "GURU" GO TO 34:00 The new 30 for 30 podcast “Heavy Medals” looks at the story of Bela and Martha Karolyi, who made champions…
 
Kelly supposedly died on 9/11, but her skeleton is discovered in Midtown. Did the son of a powerful politician kill his mistress on September tenth, cut off her hand, leave it at Ground Zero, then bury the body somewhere else to save his marriage? Serena's got this one in the bag. For our 100th EPISODE OF THESE ARE THEIR STORIES we're talking about…
 
HBO is out with a reboot of “Perry Mason.” But this time, Mason is not a 1950s defense attorney. Instead, he’s a 1930s private eye, working for a lawyer and investigating the case of a kidnapping-gone-wrong. Will Mason find the answers in Hollywood’s underbelly...and will he get the case-clearing confession the character is known for? FOR OUR SPOIL…
 
Who killed the young musician by tossing her from the roof at intermission? Her lover, the temperamental conductor? Her mother, the prima donna opera singer? Logan and Barek have to deal with false teeth, cocaine-covered costumes, and Mad Cow Disease to solve the crime. We're looking at Criminal Intent season 5 episode 16 Dramma Giacosa. Our return…
 
On this episode we introduce our podcast audience to our new Facebook Watch audience. Be sure to tune in and be a part of both CWO families. His alibi was solid and the case went cold...until investigators put together a prosecution with bad evidence and dodgy witnesses. He was exonerated after two decades, but if Glen Assoun isn't Brenda Way's kil…
 
Detectives learn a Jewish man paid to have his father's business partner killed, but when Briscoe and Green go to arrest him they learn he's fled to Israel. The Law of Return protects him from extradition, so Carmichael pleads her case in Rabbinical court in an effort to prove he's actually Irish. A shonda! We're not completely comfortable with Law…
 
Here's a big announcement from the team. "Crime Writers On..." is now a video show on FACEBOOK WATCH. Just search for "Crime Writers On..." on Facebook Watch or on Facebook to see video from the podcast. DEBUTS JULY 7. In the latest season of “Slow Burn” from Slate, host Josh Levin chronicles white supremacist David Duke’s methodical journey from f…
 
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