Manage episode 222857725 series 64870
We're getting down into the down and dirty story Dirty John, the new Bravo show based on the LA Times and Wondery podcast of the same name. Joining us in the discussion this week is media scholar and TV critic Sarah Kessler who happens to also be married to our very own Karen Tongson. Dirty John is the true crime story about Debra Newell, a successful Orange County businesswoman who seemed to have everything going for her except when it came to love. In her middle age, she began online dating and met this guy who her two daughters found extremely shady. Obviously, throughout the course of the limited series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, she and we find out why.
We take a deep dive into what it is that titillates and draws us into the dark and disturbing world of true crime. The panel takes a look at podcasts like Teacher's Pet, Serial and Bear Brook, among others, as well as shows such as Making a Murderer, Lifetime’s A Woman Scorned and the sensational, made-for-tv accounts of the most notorious serial killers. What does true crime tell us about women and what does it tell women to watch out for? Find out!
List of All the True Crimes Stories Referenced in the Episode
Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh is all about the interpersonal dynamics at play at H.W. Bush’s funeral.
Sarah Kessler is all about My Brilliant Friend on HBO based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.
Karen Tongson is all about a recent stand-up set she saw of Aparna Nancherla.
That's My Jam
Sarah Kessler - Stereolab - Outer Accelerator
Wynter - Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
Karen Tongson - Juliana Hatfield - A Little More Love
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