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
- The current hot podcast at the top of the Apple chart is The Clearing, a deep dive into the history of the American serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards, as told by his daughter.
- Our friends at Parcast (you can read our interview with founder Max Cutler here) have a brand new podcast! Summer of ’69 dives into the darkness and the lightness of 1969.
- And since we’re based in D.C. and I’d bet lots of money that most of the people reading this are political nerds (I mean that with love), our final true crime podcast of this week is The Report. This brand new podcast created by Lawfare and Goat Rodeo combs through the Mueller Report piece by piece.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- Ever wonder what happens to most of your stuff when you die? These are the people who take care of it.
- Author Laura Lippman chatted to Salon about her upcoming book Lady in the Lake, which is based on two real Baltimore crimes.
- And here’s an equally as long tale about a con man who writes true crime tales from prison.
- The New York Times takes a look at HBO’s and Sundance’s “high-end” true crime docs.
- And here’s a further look at Sundance’s upcoming doc No One Saw A Thing, which covers a small town murder in Missouri.
- Spotify is pushing Parcast to the next level (and making a name for itself in the true crime podcast space).
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1967, American serial killer Cleophus Prince Jr. was born. He murdered six women in San Diego during the year of 1990.