8 episodes

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

The Thing About Pam NBC News

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 43 Ratings

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

    Return to Lincoln County

    Return to Lincoln County

    Pam Hupp is charged with the murder of Betsy Faria.

    • 12 min
    6 - Anything Can Happen

    6 - Anything Can Happen

    Another thing about Pam…
    Watch the full Dateline NBC episode here.
    https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-thing-about-pam/4034417

    • 30 min
    5 - I’m a Little Cold

    5 - I’m a Little Cold

    A 911 call. An intruder killed. Or was it something more sinister?

    • 34 min
    4 - Say Hi to Cathy

    4 - Say Hi to Cathy

    The greeting seemed innocuous, but not for long. 

    • 31 min
    3 - Manna from Heaven

    3 - Manna from Heaven

    An unexpected call changed everything. 

    • 22 min
    2 - A Matter of Trust

    2 - A Matter of Trust

    The prosecution believed it was a case about greed. The defense did, too.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

R0CKETSHIP ,

True Crime done well

This true crime podcast is easy to follow & dramatic enough to tell the facts in an engaging fashion while remaining respectful. Some may find the narration polarizing (especially to this Kiwi) where his delivery seems more suited to sensational TV exposé than the sincerity I have come to enjoy from different podcasters. Never the less I would recommend ‘The Thing About Pam’ to True Crime listeners
Also the AD placement was not too intrusive -a thing I am finding more distracting & annoying of late (I’m looking at you Wondery!)

BeeVeeTee ,

Such a great story

Terrible story but so engaging. I loved this

nyalathotep ,

Cheesy mannered delivery

Just not a fan treating murders like some sort of hokey chucklefest.

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