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In 1986, the body of affluent, beautiful, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin was found dead in Central Park. Her killer: Robert Chambers, a tall, handsome prep from the Upper East Side. He claimed she attempted to rape him and her death was an accident. Join host Amanda Knox as she deconstructs the stories behind the victim-blaming, privilege and media sensationalism that surrounded this murder and trial, as seen in the SundanceTV docu-series The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of AMC Networks and its employees.

The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox SundanceTV and Sundance Now

    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 40 Ratings

In 1986, the body of affluent, beautiful, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin was found dead in Central Park. Her killer: Robert Chambers, a tall, handsome prep from the Upper East Side. He claimed she attempted to rape him and her death was an accident. Join host Amanda Knox as she deconstructs the stories behind the victim-blaming, privilege and media sensationalism that surrounded this murder and trial, as seen in the SundanceTV docu-series The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of AMC Networks and its employees.

    'Orphan Black: The Next Chapter' Full Part 1 Sample

    'Orphan Black: The Next Chapter' Full Part 1 Sample

    Fans of The Truth About True Crime now have the opportunity to sample the official ebook and audiobook continuation of Orphan Black, narrated by Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany. In Part 1, it's been 8 years since Project LEDA was destroyed for good, but all is not well. Visit serialbox.com/redeem and use code truth10 to get 10% off the series.

    • 32 min
    SundanceTV at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

    SundanceTV at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

    Looking for more podcasts from SundanceTV? As the official television network of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, SundanceTV has exclusive access to the buzziest celebrities and emerging artists trekking out to Park City, Utah. With a prime location on Main Street during the festival, SundanceTV hosts star-studded panels in front of a live audience, giving festival-goers and fans the opportunity to dig into lively conversations from the likes of Kerry Washington (Scandal), Amy Ryan (The Office), Winston Duke (Us) and more.

    This excerpt from the “Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter: Indie Filmmakers“ panel features a candid discussion with Lana Wilson (Miss Americana), Channing Godfrey Peoples (Miss Juneteenth) and Janicza Bravo (Zola). For the full conversation and more panels, go to SundanceTV at the Sundance Film Festival, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.

    • 6 min
    The Preppy Murder: Symbols

    The Preppy Murder: Symbols

    White male privilege, cancel culture and victim-blaming — has society changed at all since the Preppy Murder? In the final episode of the season, host Amanda Knox explores the legacy of the crime and the transformation of Robert Chambers and Jennifer Levin from people to national symbols.

    • 44 min
    The Preppy Murder: Schisms

    The Preppy Murder: Schisms

    Get to the heart of the crime as host Amanda Knox strips away courtroom stories and tabloid headlines to expose new details about Jennifer Levin and Robert Chambers, interviewing those closest to them at the time of the murder.

    • 56 min
    Bonus Episode: Amanda and Lorena (Bobbitt) Gallo LIVE

    Bonus Episode: Amanda and Lorena (Bobbitt) Gallo LIVE

    Amanda Knox takes the stage for an in-depth and personal conversation with Lorena (Bobbitt) Gallo, a woman who survived and transcended an abusive husband, tabloid exploitation and the casual cruelty of an entire nation. Recorded LIVE at the Death Becomes Us true-crime festival, Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2019. This episode is nominated for a 2020 Webby Awards for Best Live Podcast Recording. Vote now for it to win the People's Voice Award at vote.webbyawards.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Preppy Murder: Stories

    The Preppy Murder: Stories

    Twenty dropped charges, two missing earrings, and a "sex diary" leaked to the press. Join us as we unearth the sensational trial of Robert Chambers, the murder of Jennifer Levin, and the case that put the victim on trial.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

keurbooms ,

Excellent

Thoughtful, articulate, detailed and genuinely interesting. Impressive number of main players who participate and add layers of info. I find Amanda’s personal reflection and insight really valuable.

billyboyzzz ,

3 down and going strong

Great job getting here!
You’ve a natural and unique way of delivering true crime but impressed on the latest season drawing on your own experiences to enhance the narrative.

Cant imagine it’s easy, but you’re giving us an insight that is as illuminating as it is edutaining.

🙏🏽

Libra babies ,

A little disjointed

I’ve listen to series 2 and am now listening to series 3 and find them a little disjointed with a lot of information left out. I also get a bit tired of Knox relating everything back to her own experience.

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