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. 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 baby off with something exciting. The Score: Bank Robber Diaries takes you step by step through the world of one of Southern California’s wildest bank robbers. He explains his entire stories and walks you through exactly how it feels to rob a bank and the tools he used to amp himself up for a robbery.
- After you learn exactly how to rob a bank, press play on Cautionary Tales. This podcast is focused on learning from other people’s mistakes, including dealing with cults, airship disasters and more. Also, Malcolm Gladwell is in it.
- This is an old podcast (it started in 2013!) that isn’t producing episodes anymore, but if you’d like to dig into some weird Internet hoaxes, cryptids, missing persons cases and more, you should check out the archives of Thinking Sideways. It has a rich back catalogue filled with interesting stories.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- No one likes Apple TV’s true crime show Truth Be Told.
- And speaking of new, weird streaming services, HBO Max is going to stream the British true crime show White House Farm. I hope that means something to you, it doesn’t mean anything to me.
- In more streaming news, Netflix has a history of editing its original content after receiving international pressure. Wild times!
- Also, who the hell is using Facebook Watch? I’m serious. Please email me if you’re watching.
- If you’re looking for some true crime reading that has nothing to do with streaming services, check out this story in The Guardian about the feminist artist Ana Mendieta, who died under vaguely mysterious circumstances and explored blood and death quite a bit in her art.