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Ripped from the Headlines is a "fact and fiction" podcast that recaps an episode of Law & Order and discusses the true crimes "ripped from the headlines" that inspired the show. Enn and Matt discuss the difficult realities of crime with care and humor while talking about media representation in one of television's longest-running and most successful crime series.
 
A Storytelling/Book Club/YouTube Reaction Video podcast where Matt (he/him) and Enn (They/Them) discuss Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series and the upcoming Wheel of Time TV Series on Amazon. Matt's a first-timer and Enn has read the series many many times, so we're spoiler-free! Join us as we discuss Enn's favorite fantasy series, and enjoy all the tangents and jokes. New episodes weekly on Thursdays!
 
My name is Dustin Kensrue and I’ve always been fascinated by the REALLY BIG questions. I’ve spent my life as a songwriter (in Thrice and on my own) wrestling through those big questions, but now I’m starting a new phase of that exploration. I’d love for you to join me on the Carry The Fire podcast, where we dig deep into those big questions through the lens of the good, the true, and the beautiful as we speak with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and professions; together ...
 
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We’re back Headliners! (We are so making that a thing lol,) and we have got a doozie this week. Enn recaps the strangely accurate episode (S03 E13 L&O) Night and Fog. Matt talks about the story of John Demjanjuk; was this the craziest case of mistaken identity in decades, or was he actually Ivan the Terrible? Support the show (https://www.patreon.c…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss the Wheel of Time Amazon Series Episode 07! This one features lots of new characters including Min! She does not disappoint and neither does Fal Dara - this episode does give us feelings though and features Matt’s least favorite scene of the series. Also don’t listen to us at the beginning - it’s just episode 7…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss the Wheel of Time Amazon Series Episode 06! We start this episode with a short bonus clip: the little chat we have is featured in our other show's most current episode (Ripped from the Headlines), but it was more relevant here. It's the big episode we've all been waiting for, and it did. not. disappoint! We get…
 
This week we are righting our wrongs folks and Enn tells us the true crime we missed last time. Since last week's episode had no direct inspo, Enn chose to explain the still unsolved (or is it?) story of the Dardeen Family Homicides. In November of 1987, a perfectly ordinary family met their devastating end far too early and the mystery of who did …
 
It's finally happened folks...This week Matt and Enn BOTH recapped episode 12 of Law and order Season 3: Right to Counsel. Your honor, we plead temporary insanity lol and so this week you get our hilarious focused recap led by Matt and next week Enn will be spending the whole episode on a juicy story for you all <3 HELP GET JUSTICE FOR DAMIAN DYMKA…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss the Wheel of Time Amazon Series Episode 05! We meet Loial folks, and we have VERY varied reactions! Let us know what you think on our Social or Discord! This week features funerals, torture and persimmons (they're in season...Mmm.) E05: Blood Calls Blood Special thanks to everyone who shared that we were in you…
 
This week we have a special treat! We are covering S01 E07 of Law and Order SVU (Uncivilized.) This week Matt recaps the episodes where we meet the pizza roll bad Boyz Jimmy G and Mike D. Following that extreme trip to the 90s, Enn tells us about the story of Leopold and Loeb which inspired the show! If you like what you hear, on our Patreon we hav…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss the Wheel of Time Amazon Series Episode 04! We have a lot to talk about this week folks! Logaine hears the woven voices of madness, Else makes her appearance (and is not the horny cultural icon we remember!) and we get warders cuddling by a bonfire! We also get a swooshy nightmare sequence and we're still not f…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss the Wheel of Time Amazon Series Episodes 02-03! Forgive Matt's Audio for the first 6 minutes; I promise it improves lol. We get our first views of Ba'alzamon...meh. The Whitecloaks are in full effect and the gang enters Shadar Logoth which gives us Chernobyl vibes. Our group is seperated and we find out what Ny…
 
Get ready to see a some major fashion choices, and hair that is in Enn's words "Inexplicable," as they recap S03 E11 of L&O: Extended Family. Then prepare to hear the extremely polarizing tale of a wildly polarizing woman named Faye Yager, and the network she created Children of the Underground. Matt gives us her history, and the accounts of those …
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss the Wheel of Time Amazon Series Premiere Episode! We chat about channeling, the major changes and our major feelings about them, we rate the series thus far and we lie to you about which episodes we're covering (oops! lol.) In Episode 1 our primary cast is introduced, Rand and Egwene eat berries and bone, Perri…
 
Tune in this week for Matt's breakdown of S03 E10, Consultation, which features an explosion of Culture - which in Law & Order's context means a trip to World Market and Pier 1 Imports. Hang around with us afterwards for Enn to tell us about Isabelle Lagace & Melina Roberge the "Cocaine Cuties," and find out how looking for Instafame led these girl…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 18 & 19 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! This week Perrin, Gaul, Faile and Loial enter The Ways but they are not alone; Bain and Chiad are here. for. the. Dramaaa! Then we join Elayne and the worst travel companion ever, Nynaeve, as they meet the Sea Folk and board th…
 
It's out with Ceretta and in with Briscoe in S03 E09 of Law and Order: Point of View. Guest star and icon Elaine Stritch delivers an Emmy-award winning performance and Enn provides an equally amazing play-by-play of this episode. Since there was no direct inspiration, Matt then tells the story of Ky Peterson, a trans black man who survived a rape a…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 16 & 17 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! Loial’s got on thigh high boots, Elmindreda is in full drag and Moiraine and Thom face off; The shade of it all! Join us as we see Faile trick Loial much to Perrin’s dismay and prepare for a very macabre ending. Ch. 16: Leaveta…
 
Halloween's over but the Prince of Darkness (S03 E08 of Law and Order) is here in this week's episode. It may be one of our highest rated ones yet, and after Matt recaps it, Enn tells one of the most amazing stories they've researched to date! Find out how human rights activist, Mother and overall badass Miriam Rodríguez Martínez fought for her dau…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 14 & 15 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series and discuss the recently released official trailer for the Amazon Series!! Matt is a book psychic because this week we start with a Perrin chapter and our first Faile perspective; She and Berelain face off over our resident Wolf…
 
A Patreon episode on the main feed? It's more likely than you think! Enjoy this unlocked episode where Matt and Enn recap the VERY FIRST episode of Law & Order SVU. Enn covers the crimes that inspired the episode, war crimes that occurred during the Bosnian War. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 12 & 13 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! In this week's episode Egwene wakes up a little late, but just in time for Moiraine to deliver an ominous letter. Meanwhile Aviendha finds herself leaving against her will while Mat feels as though he's stuck right where he is.…
 
Law and Order S03 Episode 07, Self Defense, is based on the Bernie Goetz Case (which we covered in Season 01 Episode 2!) Enn trudges through this episode for us that deals with racial violence and gun control, and afterwards Matt tells the heartbreaking story of 15 year old Latasha Harlins. Her name has been overlooked for decades but her senseless…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 10 & 11 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! Pigeons and dogs...and flies...and rats...Oh My? This week join Egwene as she gets lost in a dream (literally.) Also we meet Amys, proving Matt's book psychic abilities, and find some interesting world-crossing artifacts! Ch. 1…
 
This week's episode (S03 E06) Helpless, sums up how Matt felt watching it, quite well! This pre-SVU episode deals with the trauma of sexual assault but without a direct inspiration. Enn found a very relevant case to cover; the unfathomable story of George Tyndall who preyed upon women coming to him for healthcare needs, and instead found themselves…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 08 & 09 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! Rand and Elayne spend some time figuring out the age old question "I know you like me, but do you like like me?" Then we get a chapter that catches us up on all of our characters and ends with the return of that maniac Selene w…
 
Hello friends! This week Enn recaps a particularly problematic episode (Wedded Bliss; S03 E04 of Law and Order,) that was inspired by the crackdown on illegal 'sweatshops' in the 90s. Matt then talks about the 2021 murder of Jeyasre Kathiravel that exposes the gender and caste based violence and discrimination occurring everyday to Dalit women in t…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 06 & 07 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! Moiraine is on a roll (cue Ashley O) this week but also has some vulnerable moments with our girls. We learn about a new Ter’Angreal and then we get to see conspiracy theorist Rand completely fly off the handle. Ch. 06: Doorway…
 
Prosecutor Ponytail returns in this week's episode (S03 E04 The Corporate Veil) and we get some top notch child acting along with the most bizarre haircut Matt's ever seen on a little girl. Since this episode had no direct inspo, Enn tells us the sinister and fascinating story of Giulia Tofana & the origins of Aqua Tofana. Is this the most prolific…
 
It's a special side quest episode folks! We're joined by our very first guests Jenny (LezbiNerdy on Youtube) & Tanner (@TannerofTarth on Twitter,) and we couldn't be more excited! We chat about the WoT on Prime teaser that we've all had on repeat for weeks now, and talk about all of the things we've seen/hope to see in future trailers and the show!…
 
We're officially a bicoastal show! The audio on Matt's end is a little off, but next week we should be back to normal <3 Thanks for understanding! In S03 E03 of Law and Order (Forgiveness) the Scrunchie Brigade is in full effect folks! Be prepared for the usual Law and Order inappropriateness but shockingly, the true case is even worse than the sho…
 
We're officially a bicoastal show! The audio on Matt's end is a little off, but next week we should be back to normal <3 Thanks for understanding! In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 03-05 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! In these chapters we see a battle of will between Moiraine and Rand, discover more…
 
In this special Extended episode, Matt takes us through E03 of Law and Order, Season 3, and much to our surprise, it's not so bad! Find out all of our predictions for the season, and then join us as Enn takes on the big task of telling the story of Malcolm X, and his assassination. This episode featured a major historical figure, and so we aimed to…
 
Welcome to Part 2 of our two-part Season 4 Premiere! In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 02 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! This chapter features our three Ta’veren in various states of undress, and we have no complaints lol. We also get the coolest most surreal scenes in a long time and Faile’s startin…
 
Welcome back friends! Season 3 is coming in hot, with guest star Claire Danes in Episode 1, Skin Deep. Listen along as Enn takes us through this episode one 90s aerobics leotard at a time, and then stay tuned for Matt's interpretation of the still ongoing case of Dr Thomas Burchard. Should you have any supplemental information regarding this case c…
 
We’re Back Friends <3 Welcome to Part 1 of our two-part Season 4 Premiere! In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 01 of Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising from the Wheel of Time series! This week Min dishes the hot goss to Siuan, while Gawyn pledges to find his sister, Egwene and that other girl (Nynaeve would NOT like that lol.) Also we get …
 
In this, our Season 3 Finale Side Quest episode, Matt and Enn Wrap-Up Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! We discuss Matt's predictions and interpretations of Min's visions and Egwene's dreams thus far. We also play MFK with surprising results and dole out our annual Destiny's Child Awards :D We’re asking all of our lis…
 
It's the Season 2 Finale folks! If you haven't already, we're asking that you please rate and review our show on whatever platform you are listening to this episode on! As we wrap up our season with the finale of L&O S02, The Working Stiff, prepare for most of our primary cast to be verrrrry suspish throughout. After Matt lightly tears into the epi…
 
In this, our Season 3 penultimate episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 55 & 56 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! Egwene spends some extra time getting comfortable in Tel'aran'rhiod…like REALLY comfy. Perrin finds himself lost in a dream and stepping into a chamber of nightmares, and Rand faces Ba'alzamon and they…
 
This week's episode features Enn spilling all the Tea about S02 Episode 21, Silence, which features the 90s treatment on Queer folk; I'd say use your imagination but Enn did it for us all (literally, Matt forgot to watch...) What Matt did instead was recount the story of Paul Broussard and the Woodlands 10. Listen along as Enn & Matt give some pers…
 
In this extended episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapters 51 through 54 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! This week the girls face betrayal and later MG spills the Tea to Thom…and funnels it down his throat. Perrin finds himself on an unexpected mission and spends some time wolfin it up with Hopper. Also, Matt wants …
 
Hello, and welcome to another Ripped From the Headlines! This week Matt recaps S02 E20 of Law and Order, Intolerance. Find out which 2 famous sitcom moms guest star this time! Speaking of Moms, Enn tells the story of the "Pom Pom Mom," Wanda Holloway. When is a parent's ambition too far? -Definitely this case. Support the show (https://www.patreon.…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 49 & 50 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! This week in addition to our hot music debate at the jump, be prepared for Egwene to manifest her future; No literally, she manifests an entire location. We get some big moments with Mat and Perrin as well and find out why even …
 
This week's Law and Order Episode (S02 E19) The Fertile Fields had one redeeming quality; Jerry Stiller (Rest In Peace) guest stars! After Enn tells us all about this wild ride of a storyline, Matt explains all of the delicate ins and outs of the Crown Heights Riots of 1991 from which this episode borrowed its plot points. Support the show (https:/…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 47 & 48 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! Mat wonders if he should be concerned that he is feeling motivated while Thom and Gil get sloshed and play board games…And speaking of hangovers, Nynaeve and Egwene are seasick AF while Elayne is just sick of them. Ch. 47: To Ra…
 
In this episode, Matt recaps takes us from Cradle to Grave, with S02 E18 of Law and Order; Ready for some really strange casting choices? This episode was loosely inspired by the miraculous story of Brittany Eichelberger - A beautiful tale, but quite short. Enn gives us the rundown regardless, and then takes us through the unsolved disappearance/mu…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 45 & 46 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! Mat may be over everyone’s obsession with Rand, but still follows his example by breaking into Caemlyn’s palace with “style.” This week also shows that he is getting way better at lying (is this a good thing?) Find out who he cl…
 
This week's Law and Order (S02 E17), recapped with particular hilarity by Enn, is titled Sisters of Mercy and THE William H. Macy graces us with his presence, guest starring in another episode! Stick around afterwards as Matt recounts The Covenant House Scandal that inspired this episode; Was this a safe haven for homeless youth or a breeding groun…
 
Stick around after the show for a blooper about the Darkhounds in Matt's neighborhood :D In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 43 & 44 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! This week Perrin spills the beans in a major way and the gang gets chased by Darkhounds! *New creature alert* Also experience a wolf dream …
 
Hello friends; This week Matt recaps S02 Episode 16 of Law and Order titled Vengeance. This episode had no direct inspiration, so Enn ripped a case from more recent headlines and dives in the mysterious 2014 disappearance of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon. These girls went to Panama and were only ever seen again in photographs - What do you think h…
 
In this episode, Matt and Enn discuss Chapter 41 & 42 of Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn from the Wheel of Time series! This week Moiraine is seriously miffed and letting everyone know it. Then Perrin and company have to deal with some unexpected visitors at an inn that is bawdy at best. Ch. 41: A Hunter’s Oath Ch. 42: Easing the Badger From the …
 
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