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 (buy your tickets to the upcoming D.C. festival 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
- Let’s kick this off with a new one, shall we? Bardstown, by the people who brought you 88 Days (which we’ve covered in preview columns), is your classic deep dive into a small town darkness. Filled with southern drawls and unsolved murders (five of them to be exact), Bardstown paints a lush story of a town where everybody knows each others names, which makes the unsolved crimes feel far more sinister.
- Slightly less new (but still less than five episodes in), Mob Queens takes a fun and flirty look at Anna Genovese, a mob wife and drag club owner. Featuring a host who wrote for RuPaul’s Drag Race and another host who wrote for Bring It On, it’s a rollicking good time.
- Wondery’s Over My Dead Body is back and this season they’re covering the buckwild story of Joe Exotic, a wild animal lover (and zoo owner) whose feud with the owner of a big cat sanctuary went sideways.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- If you try and fake your death, these are the people who’ll call you on your shit.
- The Washington Post tackles that hard, never before asked question, why do women like true crime? If I never read an article about women and true crime again, it will be too soon.
- This reading round up features a true crime book for every state and some of them look fascinating as hell.
- We can’t stop reading about the Crime Junkie podcast plagiarism and we bet you can’t either.
- And speaking of podcasts, if you’re looking for some stories about killer women, look no further.
- Finished with the second season of Mindhunter? Here’s what to watch next.
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1954, Florida murderer James Randall was born.