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
- Yahoo News is diving headfirst into the world of conspiracy theories. Their newest podcast Conspiracyland takes you through the incredibly sad death of DNC staff member Seth Rich, and the insane conspiracy theories that have blossomed in its wake.
- If you like your true crime with a slice of celebrity gossip, Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood will take you back to the early 80’s for a crime stacked with old school Hollywood intrigue and new reporting.
- And speaking of an older crime, we’ll finish this week’s list of recommendations off with a not-quite-true-crime-but-not-not-true-crime pick. iHeartRadio released the first episode of Noble Blood last week. This podcast takes a look at the darker side of history, starting off with the death of Marie Antoinette.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- The Cut has two different articles tackling Epstein’s arrest and his locus of power.
- Here’s an interesting (and very long) story about sex work, BDSM and cults.
- And here’s an equally as long tale about a con man who writes true crime tales from prison.
- On the other hand, this story is about a true crime writer who has been accused of fabricating his interviews with serial killers.
- The New York Times asks that age old question: Why do women love true crime?
- And according to YouGov, 18-to-25-year-olds make up 55% of the serial killer / true crime audience (plus more fun facts).
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1946, American serial killer Gerald Armond Gallego was born.