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Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. N ...
 
The Undisclosed podcast investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict... and finding new evidence that never made it to court.
 
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 ...
 
A former criminal prosecutor, a public radio producer, and a hardcore skeptic who perform comedy together sit down to talk about their obsession with the podcast Serial.Producer's note: The "Serially Obsessed" podcast is not produced, affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the "Serial" podcast. Additionally, the views, comments and opinions expressed on the "Serially Obsessed" podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers of "Serial".
 
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A journalist investigates a 1993 murder in California’s marijuana country. Did it actually happen...and was Bigfoot the killer? We’ll talk about the Hulu true crime series “Sasquatch.” FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "SASQUATCH" GO TO 21:00 He murdered nearly three dozen teens and buried most in the crawlspace beneath his house. In “John Wayne Gacy:…
 
Zoe talks to people in the county who believe the Bladen Improvement PAC has been cheating for years. She tries to get beyond the rumors and into specifics, and comes face to face with the intense suspicion and scrutiny leveled against the organization. In the middle of another election, Zoe goes out with members of the PAC to watch how they operat…
 
Following a notorious case of election fraud in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 2018, the reporter Zoe Chace gets an invitation from Horace Munn, the leader of the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, a Black political advocacy group whose name was dragged into the scandal. Horace asks Zoe to come down and investigate for herself and find o…
 
His follow SEALS said while in Mosul, Eddie Gallagher stabbed to death a wounded, teenage ISIS prisoner, then posed with his corpse. In "The Line" host Dan Taberski brings his unique voice to a controversial tale of how the lines between duty and dishonor are blurred in Iraq’s Forever War. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "THE LINE" GO TO 31:35 “The …
 
In March 1990, two men dressed as Boston police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, bound the guards, and made off with millions in fine art. Netflix’s “This Is A Robbery” takes an in-depth look at how the heist went down, the many colorful characters who could have pulled it off, and the likelihood these masterpieces will ever be…
 
A charming jeweler and party host traveled through Southeast Asia in the 1970s trading gems and killing tourists. Can a lone Dutch diplomat capture him? We’ll talk about the docudrama “The Serpent” from Netflix and BBC One. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "THE SERPENT" GO TO 29:30 In 1970, a Wisconsin lawman was shot to death in his bedroom. In Wond…
 
April 8, 2021 / In the final addendum of Season 5, Rebecca Lavoie discusses Episode 16 and next steps for Jeff Titus along with Susan Simpson and guests Jacinda Davis and Kevin Fitzpatrick from Red Marble Media. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed #udaddendum Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclos…
 
April 5, 2021 / In the final episode of our series on Jeff Titus's case, we take a closer look at who all was at the crime scene in the Fulton State Game Area. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In 1980, Allan Bridge created a phone line for New Yorkers to leave messages to friends or strangers apologizing for the wrongs they’ve done. Wondery's "The Apology Line" looks at the confessional forum for both the contrite and the criminal - and its effects on its creator. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "THE APOLOGY LINE" GO TO 29:00 A Florida w…
 
Authorities in Malibu arrest a drifter for a campsite murder and a spree of sniper shootings, but right away questions emerge whether the evidence actually points to Anthony Rauda. The podcast "Lost Hills" offers investigators, families, as well as some of Malibu’s colorful locals in an attempt to pull back the curtain on the embattled L.A. County …
 
March 22, 2021 / Who did Jim Bennett hunt with on the day that he was killed, and how did he end up at the Fulton Game Area – a place that he'd previously made a point of avoiding? Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
In Netflix's "Murder Among the Mormons," a pair of deadly bombs in Salt Lake City appear connected to unearthed historical documents that could rock the Mormon church and make collectors rich...but only if they're authentic. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "MURDER AMONG THE MORMONS" GO TO 28:10. An NPR reporter finds a source in a prisoner serving …
 
Wealthy Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard threw lavish parties in the Bahamas that were just a pretext to lure and rape women. The CBC spent years trying to land the story of his decades of sexual assaults and intimidation in four countries. The podcast "Evil by Design" tells the stories of victims, advocates, and journalists in the Nygard cas…
 
March 8, 2021 / The investigation into Thomas Lee Dillon ended once he confessed to the murder of five outdoorsmen in Ohio – but did he really confess to every crime that he had committed, or could there have been some that he left out? Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclos…
 
Jermain Charlo left a Missoula, Montana bar, walked down an alleyway, and vanished. In Gimlet’s new podcast “Stolen: The Search for Jermain,” host Connie Walker continues her work documenting crimes against Indigenous women. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "STOLEN: THE SEARCH FOR JERMAIN" GO TO 29:00 Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd had been missing from…
 
00In Dateline NBC’s newest podcast “Mommy Doomsday,” Keith Morrison picks up where he left off with “The Thing About Pam,” applying his unique reporting style to a true crime mystery. Where are Lori Vallow’s missing children? Why have so many people around her suddenly died? And does her religious cult focused on the apocalypse have anything to do …
 
February 22, 2021 / Tom Dillon, a serial killer who targeted hunters and other outdoorsmen, was ruled out as a suspect in the Fulton Game Area murders – but had investigators been too hasty in concluding that he wasn't involved? Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undi…
 
When we left off with “I’m Not a Monster” from BBC Panorama and PBS Frontline, Samantha Elhassani was wanted by the FBI. In the final episodes, Josh Baker returns to Syria to fact-check her claims she was an ISIS prisoner, not an ISIS soldier. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF THE FINALE OF "I'M NOT A MONSTER" GO TO 37:30. When a Canadian tourist disa…
 
February 18, 2021 / Rebecca hosts the addendum this week with Susan and is joined by Amber Hunt as they discuss episode 12 of the Titus case. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed #udaddendum Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
February 15, 2021 / In 1992, the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit identified a possible suspect in the murders of Jim Bennett and Doug Estes – a serial killer who targeted hunters. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy …
 
They were the famous male exotic dancers that made the ladies scream. But behind the scenes the story of Chippendales is filled with drugs, backstabbing, and even murder. We'll preview the new podcast "Welcome to Your Fantasy." FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "WELCOME TO YOUR FANTASY" GO TO 34:40 In 1974 a new three-wheeled car promised to change t…
 
In 1980, California cops found themselves outgunned at a deadly bank robbery firefight. “Norco 80” from LAist Studios revisits the heist and chase which set law enforcement down the path to the modern militarized police force. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "NORCO 80" GO TO 30:00 In the new film "The Little Things," Deputy Sheriff John Deacon retur…
 
February 4, 2021 / Rebecca hosts the addendum this week with Susan and is joined by special guest, Tali Farhadian Weinstein. They review episode 11 as well as discussing the battle for a more progressive criminal justice system. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed #udaddendum Support the show: https://www.patr…
 
February 1, 2021 / The Kalamazoo cold case team had an impressive success rate – but were they following the evidence, or something else? Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Rebecca returns to the host's chair in time to talk about “Chicano Squad” from Frequency Machine and the Vox Media Podcast Network. To deal with a crime spree in a Latino community that no longer trusts them, Houston police create a special unit of Spanish-speaking officers to solve its toughest cases. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "CHICANO SQUAD"…
 
January 28, 2021 / This week, Rebecca Lavoie hosts the addendum with Susan SImpson and special guest, Preet Bharara as they discuss episode 10 of the Jeff Titus case as well as criminal justice overall. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed #udaddendum Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See…
 
January 25, 2021 / At Jeff Titus's trial, his attorneys introduced a new, and untested, defense: that a man from a neighboring county had been the real killer. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
After Rebecca calls in sick at the last minute, Kevin is pressed into hosting duties. He, Lara, and Toby talk about Netflix's new documentary, "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer." The series largely removes the killer from the frame, focusing instead on the crimes and those affected by the case. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "NIGHT STAL…
 
January 21, 2021 / Rebecca Lavoie hosts this addendum, with Susan and guests Jacinda Davis and Kevin Fitzpatrick of Red Marble Media, to discuss Episodes 9 of the Jeff Titus case. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed #udaddendum Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listene…
 
January 18, 2021 / The cold case team began its investigation into Jeff Titus by interviewing dozens of his former coworkers. Their strategy paid off – at Jeff Titus's trial, over a dozen of his coworkers testified to hearing him make incriminating statements. But how accurate were their memories? And was what they had to say actually evidence of m…
 
The HBO Max documentary “Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults” traces the group’s founding in the 1970s through the Internet age to explain the origins of the largest mass suicide in US history. The four-part series takes a serious look at a religious group dismissed as space cadets. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "HEAVEN'S GATE: CULT OF CULTS" GO TO 3…
 
A foreign correspondent is pulled into the story of a Westerner whose account of joining ISIS is suspect. No, it’s not "Caliphate" - we’ll discuss “I'm Not a Monster” from BBC Panorama and Frontline PBS. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "I'M NOT A MONSTER" GO TO 37:00 Their father was a fertility doctor who used his own sperm for insemination. “Baby …
 
January 7, 2021 / Rebecca Lavoie discusses Episode 8 of Undisclosed: State v. Jeff Titus, "Little Rumors Everywhere," with Susan Simpson, and guests Anya Bidwell and John Ross of the Institute for Justice's Bound by Oath podcast. In Season 2, Bound By Oath is exploring how government officials evade accountability through qualified immunity and oth…
 
January 4, 2021 / After the murder of two deer hunters in the Fulton Game Area, rumors about who could be responsible began to swirl through the community. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In this episode, Kevin begins with a thank you to the listeners. THANK YOU. We love you a lot. In 1975, West Yorkshire police discovered the body of a woman who’d been brutally murdered, the first in a series of killings that rocked Northern England. The British press could not resist the similarities between this criminal and London’s most famous …
 
While the team enjoys the holiday vacation, here's a classic rewind of their original discussion from January 2016 of "Making a Murderer." Lara loses her mind over the ethics of Dassey's defense, Toby is skeptical but sympathetic, Rebecca goes out on a limb, and Kevin gives his wife a terrible anniversary card. Plus, the Crime of the Week! Click he…
 
A string of femicides in a Mexican border town dating back to the 1990s has claimed the lives of hundreds of women. Were the women snatched by a serial killer...or by a network of people who knew they could get away with it? We review the podcast, “Forgotten: Women of Juárez.” FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "FORGOTTEN: WOMEN OF JUÁREZ," GO TO 32:0…
 
December 17, 2020 / In this week's addendum, host Rebecca Lavoie is joined by Susan, Colin Miller and Jacinda Davis as they discuss details around episode 7 and answer listener questions. Episode scoring music by Animal Weapon and Blue Dot Sessions. #undisclosed #udaddendum Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/undisclosedpod See omnystudio.com…
 
December 14, 2020 / The prosecution convicted Jeff Titus on the theory that his obsession with his property had driven him to commit murder. To prove this, the state introduced testimony about four different occasions that Jeff Titus had aggressively targeted hunters in the woods – but the jury never got to hear the whole story. Episode scoring mus…
 
With such a fantastic finale, the crime writers dig into episode four of "Murder on Middle Beach." Taken as a whole, this documentary exceeded expectations...by a lot! After being arrested in 1983 for a petty theft in London, a homeless Irishman killed his cellmate for snoring too much. When grilled by detectives, Kieran Patrick Kelly unexpectedly …
 
December 7, 2020 / At Jeff Titus's trial, his alibi witness Stan Driskell testified that, on the evening of the murders at the Fulton Game Area, he and Titus had been hunting 27 miles away. But Titus's neighbor, Bonnie Huffman, testified that she'd seen Titus near the scene of the crime that evening – and that Stan hadn't been with him. Episode sco…
 
In 2010, Barbara Beach Hamburg was bludgeoned to death outside her Connecticut home. In HBO’s four-part “Murder on Middle Beach,” Madison Hamburg offers an intimate look at his mother's killing, his troubled family, and his own painful search for answers. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH," GO TO 36:00 Grace Fraser’s life is up…
 
November 30, 2020 / In 1990, Jeff Titus was cleared as a suspect in the murder of two deer hunters after his alibi witnesses confirmed he'd been 27 miles away at the time the homicides occurred. But he was convicted of the crime in 2002, after the cold case team that reopened the investigation discovered what it believed to be a flaw in Jeff Titus'…
 
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