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
- We have to start this off with a podcast that is currently at the top of the charts (and for good reason). The L.A. Times has only published two episodes of Chasing Cosby and we already can’t stop thinking about it. This show is definitely, absolutely going to make you mad.
- Speaking of things we can’t stop thinking about, Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein was just recommended to me last night at a birthday party and it’s very good. And by good I mean upsetting. There are only two episodes, so you can get caught up right away.
- If you’re looking for something with a longer back catalogue that you can really immerse yourself in, Casefile is a classic (and it doesn’t hurt that the host is Australian and has a delightful accent). Lucky for you, you have 133 to peruse. Take your time.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- The Murder Squad podcast (featuring Paul Holes and Billy Jensen) has officially solved a murder. Hot damn.
- Oxygen has detailed some very upsetting passages from the rerelease of The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy, a book written by Bundy’s ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall.
- Fox News is pivoting to true crime. Expect a lot more Nancy Grace.
- A Snapchat-based interactive crime puzzle is turning into an interactive crime podcast? This isn’t true crime but it’s weird.
- Do you want another season of Unbelievable?
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1947, the remains of Elizabeth Short were discovered in L.A. She would go on to be known in the media as the Black Dahlia.