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The original true crime review podcast that looks at other podcasts, TV, and pop culture. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other podcasts (including 'Serial') as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, 'Crime of the Week.' Show website: crimewriterson.com. Follow the show on Twitter @cri ...
 
The podcast that looks at everything that is weird and wonderful about everyone's favorite DIY network. Host Rebecca Lavoie talks to all kinds of people (including complete strangers!) about HGTV shows and the trends they represent, from those awful Tiny House Hunters to Fixer Upper's miraculous re-brand of Waco to the never-ending controversy about which Property Brother *really* does the heavy lifting. Want to share your thoughts about HGTV? Call Rebecca's podcast hotline at 725-333-2241 o ...
 
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Three girls went to the park to find the mythical Glasgowman. Only one returned...Now SVU is looking for the missing tweens and the mysterious figure who stabbed the younger sister. Is the suspect really a supernatural predator? (We pinkie swear!) We're talking about SVU season 16 episode 6 "Glasgowman's Wrath." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr from th…
 
Southern California officials were dealing with a string of seemingly unrelated arsons. Then a manuscript turned up with a fictional account of the fire setter. Is the book a veiled confession by the author whose identity stuns investigators? The podcast "Firebug" explores that question. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "FIREBUG" GO TO 26:00 When a t…
 
The memories of what happened on September 11th are burned clearly into our minds, but what happened afterward is often fuzzy. In "9/12," from Pineapple Street Studios, Wondery, and Amazon Music, host Dan Taberski goes beyond the usual retrospectives, and looks at how 9/11 stopped being a day and became an idea. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "9/1…
 
In this bonus episode, Kevin chats with actress Elisabeth Röhm, who played Serena Southerlyn from 2001-2005. Elisabeth gives her perspective of Serena's final scene ("Is this because I'm a lesbian?"). She also discusses her new true crime podcast "Killer's Vault." For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partners…
 
A murder victim may have been trying to leave a woman's empowerment group run by a charismatic man. "Accredo" offers expensive classes, blackmail photos, branded symbols, and sex with the leader. Can hot-mess Amanda Rollins convince the women to stand on their own and tell the truth? We're talking about SVU season 20 episode 5 "Accredo." Our specia…
 
In 1989, daycare provider Effie Entezari was shot in the parking lot of her Vancouver, Washington apartment complex. KGW and VAULT Studio's "The Yellow Car" follows Pooneh Gray's quest to clear her father’s name, questioning the ballistics, and struggling to test DNA from an alternative suspect. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "THE YELLOW CAR" GO TO…
 
For the final CWO Classic rewind of the summer, we look back at the panel's May 2017 review of the HBO documentary about the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, "Mommy Dead and Dearest." Click here to get the Crime Writers On After Show, plus more exclusive content, on Patreon.: https://patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia See omnystudio.com/list…
 
A triple murder leads Briscoe and Curtis to a psychotic homeless man (Denis O'Hare). Claire is feeling the heat from Schiff for letting James Smith off with a fine in an earlier case. Jack finds that Smith is a legal wiz when back on his medication. It takes the testimony of his sister (Ann Dowd) to finally break his spirit. We're talking about one…
 
With Toby away on vacation, the crime writers welcome actress and podcaster Janet Varney to the panel. The Netflix documentary “Pray Away” looks back at the early-adopters of conversion therapy and the advocates who believed in its efficacy...until they didn’t. The film also follows an evangelical who renounced his trans identity and is organizing …
 
With the crime writers taking some more summer R&R, enjoy this classic rewind. Every once in a while, other podcast comes along and seems like the heir to "Serial." Few live up to the anticipation. Is it possible that the Cincinnati Enquirer's "Accused" podcast has replicated the secret sauce: a truly compelling murder mystery and the transparent, …
 
The immolation and castration of a homeless man leads Stabler and Munch to a Catholic high school. A student says the death was revenge for the rape of his sister. But Benson learns the girl initiated the sex because she and her friends made a pact to all get pregnant together. We're popping out SVU season 10 episode 6 "Babes." (Speaking of procrea…
 
In Oz, everyone wanted to get their hands on the ruby slippers. In Grand Rapids, someone did! The C13 Originals podcast “No Place Like Home” looks at the 2005 movie memorabilia heist and the hunt for the thieves. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "NO PLACE LIKE HOME" GO TO MINUTE 27:15 A pair of Dallas surgeons are alarmed by their new colleague. Dr. …
 
With the crime writers taking another week off, enjoy this rewind of a classic podcast review. From September 2018, the panel digs into the hit "Dr. Death" from Wondery. Billed as the successor to "Dirty John," reporter Laura Beil recalls the case of a doctor who performed a string of botched surgeries while the system was unable - or unwilling - t…
 
Someone is secretly videotaping ballerinas having sex. SVU then discovers the dancers are being blackmailed into getting prime roles if they sleep with the highest bidder at the gala auction. Cue the undercover sting! We're talking about SVU season 21 episode 17 "Dance, Lies and Videotape." Our guest is June Thomas from Slate's Working podcast. Thi…
 
In season two of Campside Media’s “Chameleon: High Rollers,” host Trevor Aaronson takes listeners inside the FBI’s ill-fated Operation Botox. The podcast promises a tale of love triangles, gun runners, exotic dancers, wrongful prosecutions, and a pair of agents having too much fun undercover in Sin City. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "CHAMELEON: …
 
As the team moves to its biweekly summer schedule, enjoy this rewind of a classic CWO review. In season two of CBC’s Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo, Connie Walker searches for a Cree girl who vanished after being adopted into an American family. Will she skillfully tie the tale to the heartbreaking story of Canada's "Sixties Scoop"? What did th…
 
After the brazen murder of a travel agent, Mike Logan and Phil Cerreta are on the hunt for a Columbian hit man who's "sending a message." During the investigation, Cerreta is shot by a twitchy illegal gun dealer in an undercover sting gone wrong. By the episode's bone-chilling ending, virtually everyone is dead: the travel agent, the wife, the gran…
 
Christopher Vaughn was convicted for the 2007 killings of his wife and children in the family minivan. The iHeart podcast "Murder in Illinois" looks into whether someone else was responsible and an innocent man is in prison. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "MURDER IN ILLINOIS" GO TO MINUTE 29:00 The killing of a teen in a Spanish seaside village and…
 
It took an act of Congress to compel the FBI to reinvestigate more than 100 civil rights-era murders. From FRONTLINE PBS comes the podcast “Un(re)solved,” a look at the attempt to close open cases of racially-motivated killings from five decades ago. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "UN(RE)SOLVED" GO TO MINUTE 28:00 In 1996, a French tourist was murd…
 
A man in the subway gets his twig and berries cut off. The detectives learn he had been keeping women chained in a sex dungeon. One of the former captives reported the abduction years earlier, but Olivia didn't believe her story. When the kidnapper ends up dead, Stabler wonders if Benson is hiding something. We're talking about SVU season 5 episode…
 
When journalist David Kushner was four-years-old, his older brother biked off to buy him his favorite gum. In "Alligator Candy" from UCP Audio, Kushner struggles to come to terms with the loss and the thought that his request led to tragedy. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "ALLIGATOR CANDY" GO TO MINUTE 28:15 The discovery of a handgun at an airport…
 
A stranger knocks on a woman's door and asks if she knows her ex-boyfriend, whom she learns was not who he said he was. In “Do You Know Mordechai” from UCP Audio and Antica Productions, host Kathleen Goldhar works on behalf of the bamboozled and brokenhearted to find a romantic con artist. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "DO YOU KNOW MORDECHAI" GO T…
 
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