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Each week, Rebekah Sebastian interviews fascinating people connected to true crime and criminal justice in unique ways. From veteran attorneys like Kirk Nurmi ( Jodi Arias) and David Rudolf ( Michael Peterson) to retired law enforcement officials. Cult experts and cult survivors, your favorite podcasters like Justin Evans ( Generation Why), Maggie Freleng (Unjust and Unsolved), and Katie + Kimberly. ( A Date with Dateline) From victims advocates to courageous survivors, together they explore ...
 
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SUMMER SERIES! Many of you know that I followed Derek Chauvin's trial very closely, and so his sentencing was of particular interest to me. TRIALOGUE was the perfect place to debrief the sentence which was ruled on Friday, June 25. I am playing that episode for everyone here on the main feed as it is an important conversation, not just about Chauvi…
 
First of all, #FREEBRITNEY I was lucky ( subtle Britney reference) enough to grab some time with my friend and podcast colleague, Dr. Scott, of LA Not So Confidential Podcast. As a former dancer and forensic psychologist who works with clients facing conservatorships, he was the perfect guest to break down the ongoing legal saga around Britney Spea…
 
This is going to be the true crime series everyone is talking about. It begins as a documentary covering one family's search for their missing daughter, Christina Whittaker. But as my guest, director, Christina Fontana, will tell you: it turns into a whole lot more. Lies, secrets, and too many WTF moments to count. Christina has been covering this …
 
SURPRISE! It's a bonus episode and this is one is important. This is time sensitive so please read on and then listen to the interview! UNCOVERED is a brilliant platform that is combining data and tech with great design with the energy and passion of the true crime community to help find answers and justice for COLD + UNSOLVED MISSING AND MURDERED …
 
Maggie Freleng is a returning guest, friend, investigative journalist, and host of the podcast MURDER IN ALLIANCE, which is the second season of her show, Unjust & Unsolved. MURDER IN ALLIANCE explores one case that she just couldn’t resist despite its layers of challenges. She has teamed up with Jason Baldwin and his non-profit, Proclaim Justice, …
 
Nicki Weisensee is an investigative crime reporter who first broke the Cosby story in 2005. With allegations dating back to the mid 1960's, and involving 60+ accusers, Nicki meticulously covered the story for years, even when others wouldn't. She has championed the brave women who have come forward in the years since. After her book, Chasing Cosby …
 
Kara Robinson Chamberlain shook things up on TikTok when she shared her story of surviving an 18 hour kidnapping and assault at the young age of 15. She went on to work in law enforcement, and in victims assistance, and she now spends her time parenting and empowering others to survive and thrive after trauma. Kara is producing a documentary about …
 
Love DIE-ALOGUE? Please rate + review the show! ——> https://podfollow.com/diealogue Today's guest is the multi-talented Lenora Claire – TV producer, casting director, art curator, media personality and victim’s advocate. Lenora has been stalked by a man for years and she quickly learned how to be her own advocate and her life’s work is now helping …
 
Love DIE-ALOGUE? Please rate + review the show! ——> https://podfollow.com/diealogue Today's guest is author, Dan Schilling, who is here to discuss his new book, The Power of Awareness: And Other Secrets from the World's Foremost Spies, Detectives, and Special Operators on How to Stay Safe and Save Your Life. He is the one to write this book because…
 
Today's guest is a colleague of Josh Bloch - friend of DIE-ALOGUE and past guest. ( twice!) She is an executive producer, journalist and podcast host from Canada, and she recently launched a great new podcast called "Do You Know Mordechai?" It's a twisty and intimate story featuring one of her closest friends who fell for a man who was not who he s…
 
We learned A LOT about NXIVM last year. But we barely scratched the surface. My guest today, reporter and author, Sarah Berman, has covered NXIVM extensively for years — first at VICE, and most recently, in her new book, DON'T CALL IT A CULT. This book is THE place to get the whole story of how NXIVM came to be and ALL the players within. Sarah and…
 
Malibu, California is a practically mythical place. I love the new podcast, LOST HILLS, because of the way host, writer and producer, Dana Goodyear, sets the scene in the wild hills of Malibu - a series of shootings, one murder, a reluctant investigation, and an uncooperative suspect. It makes for a really good podcast. Dana Goodyear is a journalis…
 
This story is the REAL LIFE Narcos. It also inspired the Hollywood film, PROOF of LIFE, starring Russell Crowe. MIRACLE FISHING is the story of a father's kidnapping as told through the 1994 video diaries of his son, the film's director, and today's guest:! Miles Hargrove. https://www.miraclefishing.com/ The seed to become a filmmaker was planted d…
 
This is an exclusive, early release episode of Death by Incarceration for your ears before the June 1st premiere. Listen as the DBI team interviews the current DA of Philadelphia and former civil right attorney Mr. Larry Krasner. Both sides pull no punches and from it, a powerful relationship is formed. Death By Incarceration is a show about life b…
 
Welcome to TRIALOGUE: a courtroom conversation - a companion podcast to DIE-ALOGUE! In this Patreon only podcast, I will explore trials and cases in the news with lawyers and experts who will help us understand their larger application in the criminal justice and true crime world. They went to law school so I don't have to! In the premiere episode,…
 
Jia Wertz won numerous awards for her debut documentary, CONVICTION, which tells the story of Jeff Deskovic, and the aftermath of his wrongful conviction. Jeff was a guest on DIE-ALOGUE, so it was a special thrill to see his story told in this way. Jia shares what led her to pick up filmmaking, her passion for criminal justice reform, and how Seria…
 
Today’s guest is brilliant documentary filmmaker, who did everything she could not to become a.. wait for it : FILMMAKER. Alexandra Dean, a journalist and now director, has storytelling in her blood. Her father, uncle and brothers all make films, and when the recession eliminated her journalism job at PBS, she took to the camera. She made a documen…
 
What happens when a seasoned attorney awakens to the injustices of wrongful convictions, and gets to know the victims and family members who have survived gun violence? Well, if you are Andy Hale, you start making documentaries. Andy recognized that another way to effect change ( other than his law practice) is to tell important stories. So he beca…
 
Kicking off our new series: TRUE CRIME DOCS, with the talented and insightful, Gillian Pensavalle! She knows true crime docs from her hit podcast, True Crime Obsessed. But she is a woman of many talents. If you are already a fan of Gillian with a G, I think you will learn something new about her. If you haven't yet discovered her talent and podcast…
 
Closing this series for women's history month with the brilliant women of WOMEN & CRIME podcast, Dr. Amy Shlosberg + Dr. Meghan Sacks. After a good catch up session ( me and Meghan were on the same episode of "Talking Evil" and had no idea until it aired!), we get right into some of the questions I had for them: Is there gender equality in prison, …
 
Let’s keep the women’s history/celebrations rolling with two of the loveliest podcasters out there! Welcome to Kimberly and Katie who host the wildly podcast, A Date with Dateline! Love Dateline tune in for their hilarious recaps. Meh about Dateline? Tune in for their hilarious recaps. Together we learn their respective true crime origin stories, t…
 
We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with a woman who I am truly honored to meet - a leader in her field, and fellow podcaster. Retired FBI agent, Jerri Williams, entered the FBI in 1982, one of very few women, and even fewer women of color. Jerri specialized in white collar crime and was later given the role of media spokesperson for the…
 
Who better to celebrate Women’s History Month than with Rachel + Leah, the wonderful hosts of Hashtag History podcast?! On today’s episode, the historians in residence unpack the whole Anita Hill case from her early career to how she found herself at the center of the Supreme Court hearings in 1991. Spoiler alert: Anita Hill DID NOT come forward. (…
 
Donna Green is a relentless advocate for the families who have a missing loved one - and a reminder to never lose hope. Her infant son, Raymond, was kidnapped from her home in 1978, and she has never stopped looking for him. Her son’s case received sparse attention and if she had never pursued it further, would have been completely ignored. Donna n…
 
Life coach, podcaster, speaker + all around badass, Terra Newell is BACK on DIE-ALOGUE! What a joy to hear from Terra a year and a half since our first conversation - she has grown leaps and bounds, and is sharing her hard earned wisdom with others. If you missed her first interview on the podcast, definitely check it out! I was pretty green, but s…
 
Trigger Warning: Today’s episode covers sexual assault and rape at length. Please be advised and take care while listening. If you need support after a rape or assault, here is the information for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline We continue to hear from survivors i…
 
There is no better guest to kick off our new series: SURVIVORS. Kathy Kleiner survived a brutal attack by notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy, at Florida State University, in 1978. Though she is most known for surviving this horrific experience, Kathy has endured even more than this throughout her life. From losing a parent as a child, a grace child…
 
Author and podcaster, Tori Telfer is BACK on DIE-ALOGUE to discuss her NEW book, her NEW podcast, and her NEW baby! Go back and listen to the very first episode of DIE-ALOGUE if you haven't already. Double the Tori, double the fun! Her book, CONFIDENT WOMEN drops Feb. 23!https://www.amazon.com/Confident-Women-Swindlers-Shapeshifters-Persuasion/dp/0…
 
Mike Watkiss is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award winning journalist, and an endless treasure trove of true crime story GOLD. He shares some of his most memorable career highlights and why he ended up telling all in his new book, STORY HUSTLER: Murder, Mayhem, and PTSD. Come to hear what it felt like interviewing Richard Ramirez in a tiny room, st…
 
Charlotte Bismuth, former ADA at the NYC Special Narcotics office, joins me for a heartfelt conversation about her new book - Bad Medicine: Catching New York's Deadliest Pill Pusher. The book is a investigative true crime story that culminates in a precedent setting trial and conviction, coupled with a vulnerable memoir of Charlotte's own personal …
 
Tyler Maroney, Private Investigator and author of the book, MODERN DETECTIVE: How Corporate Intelligence is Reshaping the World. Inside this book, will hear the very up close and personal, insiders stories on what PI's like Tyler and his colleagues do in the world of financial crime, business, and much more. The stereotypes are not factual...mostly…
 
Chris Duett is the host of Criminal Perspective - a true crime podcast that features interviews with criminals - many still inside prison. This podcast was born out of Chris's years of correspondence with serial killers, murderers and other known criminals. If it sounds intense, it really is which is why we discuss mental health quite a bit. Chris …
 
How to write an intro for a woman who needs no introduction? From the NH public radio newsroom to multiple successful podcasts, perhaps best known for her original true crime review show, CRIME WRITERS On, it's Rebecca Lavoie! I always want to kill the small talk and that was not a problem as Rebecca is an honest, deep and thoughtful conversational…
 
He was a business man and then a seminary student, which soon led him down a road to to setting innocent people from prison free. HOW? I am beyond excited to welcome the Jim McCloskey to the podcast. Jim is the founder of the very first innocence organization, Centurion Ministries, which he founded in 1983. Jim tells the story of how Centurion came…
 
Today I am joined by Anthony Redgrave to highlight the work of the Trans Doe Task Force; TDTF was created to research cold cases in which the subject may have been transgender or gender-variant. TDTF also advises and educates the public, media, and law enforcement regarding the needs of and sensitive differences between Trans Doe cases and other Do…
 
I am joined by Bruce Maitland who has not seen his daughter, Brianna, since she went missing on March 19, 2004. ( age 17 at the time of her disappearance) Bruce shares parts of his journey and how he was able to think outside himself and start the non-profit, Private Investigations for the Missing. PI For the Missing seeks to, at no cost, provide f…
 
Welcome our 4th guest to our November series on True Crime Podcast series, AMBER HUNT. As I learned, Amber is so much more than a podcaster, she is an award winning (hello, 2018 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting) reporter, an author, and someone who reminded me about ZINES! Amber’s reporting is thorough, well-respected and you will hear she blazed…
 
You might know my next guests podcast, SMALL TOWN DICKS. If you don't, you still might feel like you know of my hosts. What do I mean? Well, Yeardley Smith, one host and producer of Small Town Dicks podcast, is also the iconic voice of Lisa Simpson. She's a legend. What. DELIGHT to speak with her. And her co-hosts and co-producers, Detectives Dan a…
 
Week 2 of our November series: TRUE CRIME PODCASTERS! My next guest needs no introduction, but let me try anyway. He is one half of the raucously funny, wild hit of a podcast, TRUE CRIME OBSESSED. The show who's title we all relate to immediately. Patrick Hinds is here today and he shares how he and Gillian stumbled into the successful format of TC…
 
Welcome to the November series: TRUE CRIME PODCASTERS! I mean, this is what we are all about, my friends! Thrilled to kick it off with the talented writer, reporter, producer and podcast, Josh Dean. You might know him from his long form journalism days, his first podcast, The Clearing ( which we discuss at length!), or his current podcast, CHAMELEO…
 
Today's episode is from a LIVE event last October at Caveat in New York City. Co-hosted with the lovely and talented Tori Telfer, we delved into the feminine side of cults, with some cult trivia for good measure! If you just want to hear my spiel on NXIVM skip to about 3o minutes in and you will hear me breakdown what I know then about the women le…
 
It is my pleasure to introduce you to my guest, Frank Lyford. Frank spent 18 years in the Heaven's Gate cult, following the teachings of Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Frank saw red flags along the way, but it took nearly two decades for these warnings to become loud enough for him to know if was time to go. And once he knew, we left. What…
 
Another Wednesday, another new DIE-ALOGUE episode about cults. We are joined today by a wonderful professor, author, expert and sociologist, Dr. Janja Lalich. Dr. Lalich unwittingly joined a political cult in the 1970's and spent over 10 years crushed by the group's grip. She finally broke free and set about the long road to recovery. Once healed, …
 
Welcome back to our kick off cult episode - PART TWO. I spoke with a leading expert in the world of cults, Rick Alan Ross. Does his name sound familiar? He is often called up to speak about cults in the media and was most recently seen on HBO’s The Vow. In this episode you hear all about Rick's 14 year legal battle with Keith Raniere and NXIVM and …
 
It’s October and our new 4 week series will be CULTS. To kick it off, I spoke with a leading expert in the world of cults, Rick Alan Ross. Does his name sound familiar? He is often called up to speak about cults in the media and was most recently seen on HBO’s The Vow. He is the author of CULTS Inside Out, and wow, what a resource. It has just abou…
 
This is PART 2 of my conversation with Jeff. Go back to Part 1 if you didn't listen. We left off when Jeff shared how his exoneration happened and how he was released with nothing. Learn how unprepared for life on the outside he was, and what he accomplished in spite of it. He is a survivor, a hero, and now a legal advocate for those still behind b…
 
It was an honor to interview today's guest, Jeff Deskovic. He is many things - an advocate, a lawyer, a business owner, a free man, but for 16 years, he was an inmate at a maximum security mens prison. His story is harrowing and humanizes the topic of wrongful convictions. I am astounded at his resilience and blown away by his desire to help other …
 
Welcome, Maggie Freleng! Maggie has been on my list to interview for a while, and the launch of her new podcast from the Obsessed Network, Unjust & Unsolved, seemed like the perfect time to do so. Maggie lets us in on her reluctant foray into the true crime world, and how her background in journalism prepared her to advocate for stories she felt ne…
 
We are back! Welcome to Season 2 of DIE-ALOGUE: a true crime conversation! We are kicking it off STRONG with power couple, David Rudolf and Sonya Pfeiffer - married attorneys who are now focused entirely on wrongful conviction cases. You will hear all about how their podcast came to be and their impassioned perspectives on the American criminal jus…
 
In light of the recent press mention in THRIVE GLOBAL, I thought I would re-play the episode that. made their list of "Unbelievable True Stories" because that's just what this one is... IF you CHOOSE to believe him. I have gotten some push back on this one, but I stand by the interview, the conversation and the wonderful Steve Hodel, who was gracio…
 
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