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True Crime and Mysteries is a true crime podcast where we investigate missing persons cases and raise awareness about them.

True Crime and Mysteries Michael & Rebecca Duke

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    • 4.1, 7 Ratings

True Crime and Mysteries is a true crime podcast where we investigate missing persons cases and raise awareness about them.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Hannahmirza ,

True crime

Great podcasts look forward to every episode thanks!

InkyBlob ,

I have issues with this podcast

This podcast is set out as being about a mixture of solved and open crimes & missing persons cases, aimed at raising awareness of those cases to try and solve them. The hosts actively persue some missing persons cases themselves to try and bring them to a resolution. This seems like a noble goal, but after listening to most of the episodes to date I'm not convinced. (I haven't stopped listening yet because I'm hopeful that the podcast will improve with time.)

When discussing the cases, the hosts engage in a lot of speculation around what might have been, usually based on their own assumptions and knowledge which at times is lacking. Frequently you'll hear "oh, I should have looked that up" or "I need to do more research on that" - I'm aware podcasts take a lot of effort to make, but these are cases the hosts are choosing to look into, you'd think that might mean doing more than cursory research into them.

At times Rebecca Duke seems to need to centre her own feelings over maintaining any attempt at professional distance - the comment about getting her nose pierced in tribute to Tiffani Streling, getting tearful whilst talking to family members who have lost people, talking about odd personal tangents that bear little relevance to the case being discussed other than to focus on herself for a moment. As I said at the start, ostensibly this podcast has a noble aim, but the way it's conducted means I question this.

Also the recent episode explaining Mike's health condition, whilst understandable to a degree, by the end fell into the realms of "why are you releasing this?" If it was to further the understanding of conversion disorder, it didn't. It just felt like exploiting a condition for dramatic audio.

Anywho. If you're looking for in depth, thorough investigations of current and past criminal cases and missing people, this podcast isn't really that.

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