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 (which is coming to New York City this March, get your tickets to hang out with Amanda Knox now!). 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
- Right before the news that Parcast was being acquired by Spotify, they dropped the first episode of their newest show Survival. It seems very heavy metal.
- And speaking of podcast companies that have been bought by Spotify, it’s the perfect time for you to start listening to Crimetown, which chronicles the crime of a different American city every season.
- If I was in charge of acquisitions at Spotify (to keep the theme going), I’d take a good long look at Wondery, who has produced some serious heavy hitters including Dirty John and Dr. Death, both of which are required listening.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- Death Becomes Us is over, but the photos of us hardstyling with Amanda Knox will last forever.
- WBUR has a very interesting story about the appeal of “murderabilia” AKA desired items owned or created by serial killers.
- The Daily Californian hosted a March Madness of true crime podcasts while Above The Law is currently hosting one for true crime documentaries. This list reminded me that The Jinx was a thing. It seems so long ago.
- And Lifehacker has a list of their favorite true crime podcasts just in case you don’t trust my taste.
- Bustle goes to bat for women who kill.
- And here’s a review of Netflix’s new series Delhi Crime.
THE CRIME CAPSULE: ON THIS DAY
It’s the anniversary of Jerry Brudos death. He was a serial killer in Oregon who was really into women’s shoes.