There’s nothing we love more than true crime. We talk about it, we read about it, hell, we built the Death Becomes Us true crime festival (which is coming to New York City this March, get your tickets to hang out with Amanda Knox now!). So we decided to take our daily true crime chats (it’s a fun office environment!) and condense them into an easy to read column jam packed with all the crime news you crave. From our favorite podcasts, to some classic #TBTs, we’ve got all the talking points you need to scare your friends and family.
DISPATCHES FROM THE DEAD: PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS
- Your grandmother’s favorite TV host is jumping into the true crime genre! Dr. Phil dropped the trailer for his upcoming podcast Analysis of Murder where he talks about death and gore with the same tone he uses to talk about Danielle Bregoli. The first season is going to cover the wildly popular Gypsy Rose / Dee Dee Blanchard story and I can guarantee it’s going to be weird as hell.
- If you’ve been burning through Swindled (like me) and want some more stories about corporations and politicians behaving badly, Wondery’s American Scandal should be right up you alley. They’ve covered everything from BALCO to Iran Contra to Exxon Valdez.
- And if you’d like to go even deeper into the other side of true crime, check out Drilled, a podcast about the propaganda of climate change denial. After all, the biggest crime we’re committing is against the earth!
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- Your true crime long read of the week dives into the political and racial tensions surrounding Parkland shooting.
- Viceland and Antenna Pictures are developing a true crime show called How to Rob a Bank. I wonder what this one will be about.
- And speaking of TV and true crime, Yahoo Entertainment (a site I forgot existed) covers true crime’s romance with television.
- In more TV news, this is why you’re obsessed with true crime shows.
- Is The Act good? Or do we just like it because it’s bonkers.
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1961, serial killer / licensed nurse Orville Lynn Majors was born in Indiana. His Wikipedia photo sure is something.