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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 ...
 
The Crime Beat podcast digs deep into fascinating true crime stories, exploring new twists along the way with award-winning Southern California News Group reporter Keith Sharon’s fresh interviews of criminal masterminds, some of their victims and the detectives trying to piece together what really happened. Each season explores a different crime, beginning with the biggest bank heist in American history.
 
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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…
 
The detectives' raids on pop-up brothels keep getting foiled because the judge who runs the operation is tipping them off. Meantime, Fin hopes to make a love connection with his old partner, Phoebe Baker. Plus: a bonus discussion about the season finales of Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime. We're talking about SVU season 20 episode…
 
Defense attorney Frank Carson was a rough courtroom brawler, unafraid to accuse police and prosecutors of corruption to win cases. But the disappearance of a small-time thief led investigators to focus on Carson. Was the criminal attorney as violent as his clients...or was it a vendetta by cops and lawyers to bring down their pugnacious foe? FOR OU…
 
After her reclaimed fame in "Wild Wild Country," former cult leader Ma Anand Sheela went on a book tour of India. Netflix's follow-up "Searching for Sheela" shows her greeted by fans and reporters, projecting an image of a woman both enlightened by her experience and unrepentant of her past. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "SEARCHING FOR SHEELA" GO …
 
The victims are the rich twins suing a woman for stealing their social network idea and making millions. Is it her, her hipster boyfriend, or the coke-snorting former pornographer (played by James Van Der Beek). Meantime, Goren learns if he will keep his job after completing mandatory therapy. This is how it ends...We're talking about the series fi…
 
The sudden death of Gerald Cotten left Bitcoin owners in the lurch, because no one else had the password that controlled the hundreds of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. In the “Exit Scam,” host Aaron Lammer asks did this missing Crypto-King take a fortune to his grave...or take it on the run? FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "EXIT SCAM" GO TO …
 
A North Korean cyber group made headlines when it hacked Sony Pictures, then stole a billion dollars from a Bangkok bank. The BBC World Service podcast “The Lazarus Heist” explains how the communist regime unleashed a gang of cybercriminals on the world. Are they in it for the thrill, for the politics, or for the money? FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS…
 
Mayoral candidate Alex Muñoz asks Barba to intervene in a case involving their childhood buddy, but Amaro suspects the politician actually is being extorted for trading nude photos with women. Barba refuses to believe his oldest friend would send dick pics...until Muñoz falls into Amanda's online honey trap. ¡Dios mío! We're talking about SVU seaso…
 
It was founded on a curriculum of hard work, discipline, and emotional counseling for out-of-control adolescents. The iHeartRadio podcast “Camp Hell: Anneewakee” explores the sordid history of the Anneewakee Treatment Center, sold to parents as a solution for their children's problems, but was actually a breeding ground for sexual abuse. FOR OUR SP…
 
Wondery’s new series, “In God We Lust,” looks at the origins of the Jerry Falwell Jr pool boy scandal. It’s a tale of a famous Evangelical couple who preached against the sins of the flesh while all along indulging in them. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "IN GOD WE LUST" GO TO 29:20 A Swedish woman says she murdered her lover's wife after getting …
 
A gay city councilman is gunned down. McCoy and Kincaid go after the victim's homophobic political rival, but when it looks like Councilman Crossley will get away with it, Logan socks him in the face and ruins his career. (Next stop: Staten Island!) We're talking about Law & Order season 5 episode 23 "Pride." Our guest is Kate Dawson from the podca…
 
A journalist investigates a 1993 murder in California’s marijuana country. Did it actually happen...and was Bigfoot the killer? We’ll talk about the Hulu true crime series “Sasquatch.” FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "SASQUATCH" GO TO 21:00 He murdered nearly three dozen teens and buried most in the crawlspace beneath his house. In “John Wayne Gacy:…
 
His follow SEALS said while in Mosul, Eddie Gallagher stabbed to death a wounded, teenage ISIS prisoner, then posed with his corpse. In "The Line" host Dan Taberski brings his unique voice to a controversial tale of how the lines between duty and dishonor are blurred in Iraq’s Forever War. FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "THE LINE" GO TO 31:35 “The …
 
Her philandering deliveryman husband is murdered, but the gun Mrs. Byrne purchased was used to kill Mrs. Gardner's husband. Did the wives make a deadly deal? Meantime, Lenny Briscoe puts in his papers and retires from the 2-7. We're offering a tribute to Jerry Orbach while discussing Law & Order season 14 episode 24 C.O.D.. Our guest is Lisa Strawn…
 
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