There’s nothing we love more than true crime. We talk about it, we read about it, hell, we built an entire festival around it (coming to DC AND NY this year, stay tuned!). 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
- Podcast recommendations come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This week, while listening to Harmontown we were introduced to RedHanded, a delightfully British show with a humorous streak that doesn’t skimp on any of the (gory) details. We recommend you give it a go. It’s oddly soothing.
- We know we’re late, but we’re finally jumping on the Cold bandwagon. The podcast covers the disappearance of Susan Powell in 2009. Check it out if you’re comfortable listening to a show that features domestic violence and you like lots of new information and updates.
- We’re digging into some old Criminal episodes and each and every one of is a treasure. If you’re not keeping up with the enigmatic Phoebe Judge, you’re missing out.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- Netflix is releasing their Fyre Festival documentary today and we could not be more excited to dig into all the details. Hulu has also a competing doc, so you can make a double feature of it.
- And speaking of Netflix, The Assassination of Gianni Versace is now streaming, so you don’t have any excuses.
- Plus, The Hollywood Reporter does a deep dive on the Making a Murderer lawsuit.
- And John Walsh, one of the forefathers of true crime, has a brand new Investigation Discovery show.
- More into reading your true crime than watching it? Check out this review of Burned, the story of JoAnn Parks.
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
Albert DeSalvo, also know as the Boston Strangler, was convicted after murdering 13 women from 1962-1964.