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 NYC 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.
This week marks 48 years since Charles Manson, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel were found guilty of seven counts of murder. So welcome to our very special Charles Manson edition of The Week In True Crime.
DISPATCHES FROM THE DEAD: PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS
- Kick off your Manson week by going back to the beginning with Wondery’s Young Charlie. If you like digging deep and trying to figure out the motivations of a killer, this is a good one.
- We’re obviously big fans of Stuff You Should Know, so their Manson Family Murders episodes are an easy recommendation.
- Of course, this (very small) list wouldn’t be complete without You Must Remember Manson a spinoff from the geniuses behind You Must Remember This, which covers the Hollywood perspective of Manson and the murders.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- In non-Charles Manson news, Netflix’s Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will start streaming tomorrow.
- And in more Netflix news, they’re rebooting Unsolved Mysteries, everyone’s favorite TV show.
- High Country News has an incredibly interesting story about indigenous reporters and true crime stories.
- This new book tells the story of Alaska’s worst unsolved mass murder.
- The Gaurdian covers Surviving R.Kelly and the true crime renaissance.
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