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 (buy your tickets to the upcoming D.C. festival 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
- A podcast that is particularly close to our hearts and souls is Voices for Justice. It takes a deep dive into Alissa Turney’s missing person’s case. It’s beautifully hosted by her sister Sarah Turney. Their father is and always has been the only “person of interest” in this case. Don’t skip this podcast.
- Make your day significantly sadder by listening to Wrongful Conviction. It takes an indepth look at the stories of people whose lives have changed because of a wrongful conviction. It’s the kind of show that will make you want to donate all your cash to the Innocence Project.
- Keep the tears going and tune into Last Day, which focuses on the opioid epidemic (and other things that are killing us).
- Take a break from crying and pop in an episode of Morbid. It’s a cute lo-fi true crime podcast that features two friends talking about weird shit. It’s a good chaser for all of the sad stuff I just recommended.
NEWLY UNEARTHED: TRUE CRIME NEWS
- Your long read of the day involves Jimmy Hoffa, government surveillance and so much more. It’s a fascinating read.
- And speaking of Jimmy Hoffa, The New York Review of Books talks about the crime behind Scorsese’s new film The Irishman.
- Vulture kicked off October with a list of the most influential true crime podcasts. I bet you already know what number one is.
- Let’s pivot to TV real quick. Here’s an update on everything that’s going on with Making a Murderer.
- And HBO’s I Love You, Now Die true crime doc gets a rave review from The Guardian.