55 episodes

BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.

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BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.

    Episode 40: Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Episode 40: Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    The heinous crimes of Ted Bundy captured a nation as he stood trial for murder in Florida. At the time, few knew his true body count, in a series of murders that spanned multiple states on the other side of the country.
    In the years since, his seemingly incongruent demeanor and reputation, earned or not, as a smart and charming killer has inspired multiple movie adaptations, the most recent of which stars none other than Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. This is Based on a True Crime.
    Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
    GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month.
    If you're in the mood for more great true crime podcasts, we are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly). They have a lot of great shows, so be sure to check them out.
    SUBSCRIBE! iTunes,Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher. You can also stream directly from our website.
    Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime.
    Besides podcasting, we also pour our creative hearts into LAB CREATURE, our indie art business where we focus on creating weird cat and spooky art. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature.
    Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 39: Party Monster

    Episode 39: Party Monster

    In the early 90s, Michael Alig rose to prominence as a club promoter and founding member of the Club Kids, before being arrested for the vicious murder of Angel Melendez while high on ketamine.
    His story was brought to the big screen twice by directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, first in 1998’s “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” and again in 2003’s “Party Monster,” starring Macaulay Culkin. This is Based on a True Crime.
    Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
    GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month.
    If you're in the mood for more great true crime podcasts, we are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly). They have a lot of great shows, so be sure to check them out.
    SUBSCRIBE! iTunes,Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher. You can also stream directly from our website.
    Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime.
    Besides podcasting, we also pour our creative hearts into LAB CREATURE, our indie art business where we focus on creating weird cat and spooky art. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature.
    Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 38: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Henry Lee Lucas

    Episode 38: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Henry Lee Lucas

    In 1983, Henry Lee Lucas was arrested in Texas for unlawful possession of a firearm. While in custody, he confessed to hundreds of murders committed in dozens of states with a partner, Ottis Toole, earning him the nickname “The Confession Killer.” Despite many of these confessions proving to be false, his story captured the public consciousness, inspiring the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. This is Based on a True Crime.
    Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
    We are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly). Be sure to check them out.
    Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar.
    SUBSCRIBE! iTunes,Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher. You can also stream directly from our website.
    Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime.
    Besides podcasting, we also pour our creative hearts into LAB CREATURE, our indie art business where we focus on creating weird cat and spooky art. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature.
    Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 57 min
    Episode 37: The Exorcist

    Episode 37: The Exorcist

    It's our Exorcist Halloween Special! In the Spring of 1949, a 14-year-old boy began exhibiting signs of demonic possession after the death of his aunt. Following a harrowing exorcism, the boy, known only as Roland Doe, was cured.
    Local news stories about the exorcism caught the eye of William Peter Blatty, inspiring his 1971 novel “The Exorcist”. He also wrote the screenplay that became the 1973 film, directed by William Friedkin.
    This is Based on a True Crime.
    Sources:
    Is The Exorcist based on a true story? Real-life tale of Roland Doe's possession that's more terrifying than the film and TV show by Jo-Anne Rowney
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/film/exorcist-based-true-story-real-11303612
    The True Story of the St. Louis House That Inspired The Exorcist by Chad Garrison
    https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/hell-of-a-house/Content?oid=2491650&showFullText=true
    Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
    We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out!
    Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar!
    SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website.
    Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime.
    If you'd like to see David's art and see what else we're up to in the art world, follow Lab Creature Art Studio on Instagram @labcreature.
    Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 36: The Villisca Axe Murders

    Episode 36: The Villisca Axe Murders

    Late one night in June of 1912, eight people were bludgeoned to death in a house in Villisca, Iowa. Although several suspects were named, and even put on trial, the case remains unsolved.
    The Villisca axe murder house remains as a tourist attraction, offering tours and overnight stays. Many supernatural events are said of have occurred there over the years, inspiring the 2017 indie horror film “The Axe Murders of Villisca.”
    This is Based on a True Crime.
    Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
    We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out!
    Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar!
    SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website.
    Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime.
    If you'd like to see David's art and see what else we're up to in the art world, follow Lab Creature Art Studio on Instagram @labcreature.
    Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Episode 35: Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bernie Tiede

    Episode 35: Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bernie Tiede

    In August of 1997, the body of 81-year old Marjorie Nugent was found in a taped up freezer in her home. Police quickly arrested her close, and only, friend, 39-year-old Bernie Tiede.
    Much to the dismay of law enforcement, the city of Carthage, Texas rallied around Bernie, and tales of his supposed kindness versus the miserliness of Marjorie captured the attention of director Richard Linklater, who co-wrote and directed an adaptation of this true crime, BERNIE. This is Based on a True Crime.
    Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.
    We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out!
    Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar!
    SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website.
    Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime.
    If you'd like to see David's art and see what else we're up to in the art world, follow Lab Creature Art Studio on Instagram @labcreature.
    Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

LookAtJimmy ,

One of My Top 5 Favourite Podcasts!

This is everything I never knew I wanted, and when I came across this podcast it truly felt as if all my dreams were coming true. I made a Letterboxd list of all the films covered and can’t wait to make my way through it. I hope and hope and hope you will be back eventually, can’t imagine not having this podcast in my life ever again.

ashengrayskies ,

everything I had hoped for and more!

I'm so glad I stumbled upon this podcast! It's everything I love wrapped into one place. I love the banter and discussion that Chelsea and David bring to each episode, and I love the depth of the research that they do! If you're on the fence about listening to this, I highly recommend that you dive in!

ddrtessier ,

Amazing true crime podcast

This podcast does a great job of covering true crime cases that inspired movies. I have really enjoyed this podcast all the way through from the very beginning. The format of the show begins with a good in depth explanation of the true crime event, followed by a review of the movie based on the event. I love the chemistry between Chelsea and David, including the banter sessions throughout the show. I highly recommend this podcast!

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