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
- Tenderfoot TV and iHeartRadio are getting meta with the genre. Insomniac, their newest podcast, explores what diving into true crime and murders and serial killers day in and day out does to a persons mind. We’re probably all screwed.
- As a huge fan of Dateline and 48 Hours and all of those shows my parents watch every week without fail, I’m kicking myself for not knowing Dateline has a podcast! It sounds like it’s basically the show but in podcast form! For someone who doesn’t have cable, this is perfect. Take me away, Lester.
- It’s hot as hell outside, but let this BBC podcast about a missing and mysterious woman in Norway called Death In Ice Valley will make you feel very cold.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- Surprise, surprise, the NXIVM cult case is getting thrown into the Lifetime movie machine.
- American Predator, a book about the life and crimes of serial killer Israel Keyes, should be at the top of your true crime reading list.
- Check out this story about the funny / murdery podcast True Crime Obsessed.
- And speaking of podcasts, how much do you know about the Readhead murders?
- The entire Internet is a true crime. This is how you’re being manipulated.
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1963, American serial killer John Joubert was born.