191 episodes

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 @crimewriterson. Find us on Facebook facebook.com/crimewritersonpodcast. Email the show at crimewriterson@gmail.com.
Artwork by Benjamin Frisch

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    • 4.5, 183 Ratings

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 @crimewriterson. Find us on Facebook facebook.com/crimewritersonpodcast. Email the show at crimewriterson@gmail.com.
Artwork by Benjamin Frisch

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

Billie-Jean_82 ,

Love it

This is a great podcast. The random conversations, smart insights along with a great mix of personalities make this super enjoyable. I don’t even listen to most of the things they review just enjoy their retelling.

RobnJPerthAus ,

Listen up! And to mix my metaphors, get a wide-angle view of the case...

EDIT August 2019

Briefly.... If you've never listened, or you haven't for a few years, it is WELL worth it if you're at all interested in true crime podcasts or TV shows. We benefit from their work in journalism, radio production, and as authors of, variously, true crime and noir fiction books. They help us decide whether to invest time in a podcast - not by dictating what should and shouldn't be listened to, although they give a thumbs up or thumbs down - but by telling you what a podcast is about and any issues you may have to be aware of (eg poor audio). They seem so be well known to those in the genre they cover, as demonstrated by some of the guests they've had on another of their productions, Toby Ball's Deep Dive Book Club.

The wordy version
I continue to regularly return for a couple of hours at a time to hang out with the guys. Listening to this podcast is like sitting around with some pretty smart, informed, and funny friends, discussing current podcasts & TV shows. Some of my podcasts are daytime or not-before-bed listening, because they're pretty intense. Sure, Crime Writers On... discuss some serious issues, but there's an acknowledgment of that being pretty full on, and it's always just part of a podcast that includes a lot of banter & humour. They look after each other when they're discussing the full-on things, and it feels like it extends to me somewhat. And the audience can email or tweet the team or contrarian Toby to put in their two cents worth.
I don't listen to every episode. I also DO listen to episodes about shows I haven't listened to; it's not hard to follow. And each episode moves through a few topics of varying importance & humour.

The benefit of writers of true crime texts, as well as an experienced investigator for defence teams. On the topic of Serial, they cover a lot of territory, looking at facts presented, theories, the people involved - what they've said, their behaviour, possible motivations - in the case, the actions, tactics, methods of producers of Serial, as well as people connected to the case, and journalists, attorneys, and the public commentators who have responded. This team has brought some of these people in to the show, or quoted their comments, and this has allowed a wide-shot of the case i haven't found in other arenas. They give spoiler alerts, and let you know what to listen to before you keep listening. Links to sites of interviews and articles they discuss allow more engagement. This show gives perspective on Serial. It wasn't something I got from Serial, just due to the method chosen to narrate this story.
Though Serial has ended the team has provided responses to interviews, articles, & progress regarding the case. Other crimes in the news, or being covered in documentaries, have also been discussed.
There's been the promise of future episodes as items of interest arise, and so far that has happened. I hope this podcast continues because there's no shortage of crimes and legal cases that I'd like to hear analysis of, from their points of views and experience in journalism and writing, crimes, and legal experience (as a defence investigator)(you may be pleased to know that this former defence investigator does not appear to be biased towards the defence, & offers critical, in both senses of the word, analysis and query).

Pinteresting ,

Thoughtful and funny review show

The team provide an entertains and thought provoking review of true crime -and true crime adjacent - properties.

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