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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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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

    Murdaugh Murders and The Way Down

    Murdaugh Murders and The Way Down

    Gwen Shamblin earned fame and fortune with a diet program heavy on religious devotion. The HBO Max series "The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin" shows when her religious dogma veered away from mainstream Christianity, her church took on the trappings of a cult.

    FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS OF "THE WAY DOWN" GO TO 34:30

    They were a powerful name in South Carolina’s legal community. But after the double slaying of two family members, new scrutiny was paid to the Murdaughs’ past involvement in a series of deaths. "Murdaugh Murders" explores in real time the fast breaking story of homicide, obstruction, fraud, and influence in the Lowcountry. 

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    In Crime of the Week: tough day at The Office.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Britney Vs Spears and Fault Line

    Britney Vs Spears and Fault Line

    For years one of the world’s biggest pop stars was held captive to a conservatorship which controlled her money and her life. The Netflix documentary “Britney Vs Spears” reveals the undisclosed legal documents which trace how the singer’s father and a gaggle of lawyers leveraged the system to restrict her agency and make themselves rich.

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    In October 2019, two men in a car ran over antifa protestor Sean Kealiher in Portland before fleeing. The podcast “Fault Line: Dying for a Fight” asks whether police won't solve the case because of the victim's left-wing, anti-law enforcement views.

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    In crime of the week: captivating review.

     

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Witnessed: Borderlands & The Women and the Murderer

    Witnessed: Borderlands & The Women and the Murderer

    In the new podcast series “Witnessed: Borderlands” from Campside Media, host Rob D’Amico recalls the story of a drug runner and a crooked lawman who moved pot and cocaine through West Texas and how their alliance culminated in a botched billion dollar coke deal. 

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    The Netflix French import “The Women and the Murderer” recalls the manhunt for a serial killer who terrorized Paris. It's told from the point of view of the female detectives, reporters, and lawyers involved in the case. 

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    In crime of the week: take the money and run.

    Stitcher's True Crime Week

    Crime Writers On is featured on Stitcher's second annual True Crime Week. You can listen to our show and all the other True Crime Week podcasts on the Stitcher app or at stitcher.com/discover.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Suspect and John of God

    Suspect and John of God

    For years, the Brazilian faithful sought out psychic healer John of God, but the religious leader told young women their miracles were to be performed through other techniques. The Netflix import “John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer,” explores the case of a man who used his position to assault hundreds of women.

    FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "JOHN OF GOD" GO TO 22:30

    A murder in an apartment building left cops with two viable suspects, but not enough evidence for an arrest.  Did they put too much faith in a questionable interpretation of the DNA? “Suspect” from Campside Media and Wondery slowly pulls back the layers of a case with dubious assumptions, racial bias, and junk science which likely put the wrong man behind bars.

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    In crime of the week: naked grapes.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Firebug and Laëtitia

    Firebug and Laëtitia

    Southern California officials were dealing with a string of seemingly unrelated arsons. Then a manuscript turned up with a fictional account of the fire setter. Is the book a veiled confession by the author whose identity stuns investigators? The podcast "Firebug" explores that question.

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    When a teenager's scooter is found abandoned in the road, police begin a desperate search. The six-part French language series “Laëtitia,” now on HBO, focuses on her troubled past, the effect on her twin sister, the hunt for evidence, and the leaders who used the crime for their own political ends.

    FOR OUR SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF "LAËTITIA" GO TO 56:00

    In crime of the week: take a bite out of crime.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    9/12 and LuLaRich

    9/12 and LuLaRich

    The memories of what happened on September 11th are burned clearly into our minds, but what happened afterward is often fuzzy. In "9/12," from Pineapple Street Studios, Wondery, and Amazon Music, host Dan Taberski goes beyond the usual retrospectives, and looks at how 9/11 stopped being a day and became an idea.

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    While leggings company LuLaRoe earned billions, the money came not from consumers - but from the tens of thousands of sales women purchasing substandard inventory too flimsy to sell. The Amazon Prime documentary “LuLaRich” dives into what officials have called a huge pyramid scheme. 

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    In crime of the week: no mate, proper whack.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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