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Ripped from the Headlines is a "fact and fiction" podcast that recaps an episode of Law & Order and discusses the true crimes "ripped from the headlines" that inspired the show. Enn and Matt discuss the difficult realities of crime with care and humor while talking about media representation in one of television's longest-running and most successful crime series.

Ripped From The Headlines Enn and Matt

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    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Ripped from the Headlines is a "fact and fiction" podcast that recaps an episode of Law & Order and discusses the true crimes "ripped from the headlines" that inspired the show. Enn and Matt discuss the difficult realities of crime with care and humor while talking about media representation in one of television's longest-running and most successful crime series.

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    Not a Member of the People Club

    Hey Listeners! We will be taking a short Autumn Holiday Break  returning in 3 weeks on December 8th! In this season of gratitude, we are sincerely grateful to all of you. This show is completely independent and self-funded and we remain motivated and passionate largely because of all of your support and engagement! THANK YOU!

    This week be prepared to go down the rabbit hole with us as Matt recaps S05 E05 of Law and Order: White Rabbit! It was a pretty insane episode between hidden identities, tearful monologues, and an Animorph?! The listen as Enn tells us the true story that this episode Ripped from the Headlines - the story of Sara Jane Olson is a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Had you ever heard of this story, and how do you think justice should have been served?
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    • 1 hr 21 min
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    14yr Old Supernatural Fanfiction

    This week is another big one folks! Enn takes us through the insanely dramatic Family Values (S05 E04 of Law & Order) guest starring a teenage Sarah Paulson! While this episode had multiple sources it drew from, most prominent was the story of  Mary Jo Buttafuoco who was shot by Amy Fisher on her doorstep and survived! The press dubbed her the “Long Island Lolita” and while  Amy and Joey are often the focus of this saga (just how they like it,) the real victims/survivors are the ones left behind to pick up the pieces - Mary Jo and her children.
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Tug at your Tear Ducts

    Tug at your Tear Ducts

    This week Matt recaps the very racially insensitive Episode 3 of Law and Order's 5th season titled: Blue Bamboo...OK? The shining bright light of this mess is guest star Laura Linney!! This episode was based on who would be referred to as "Japanese Comfort Women," a terribly oppressive, abusive and inhumane practice that is unfortunately widely unknown to so many of us. Enn also tells us the story of one such woman, Kim Hak-Sun, whose testimony illuminated this dark world to folks, like us, who never knew these of these horrors faced by thousands.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ha ha. Ha ha? …Ha ha.

    Ha ha. Ha ha? …Ha ha.

    This week we dive right into Coma, Episode 2 of our fifth Law and Order Season. Enn takes us through this sort of snooze of an episode but don't worry this episode has everything from gourmet ducks to Harriet the Spy! Afterwards Matt tells us about the tragic deaths within the Karlsen family. Levi and Katherine Karlsen both have tragic stories to tell, but could their deaths be connected? Listen to the end to find out the shocking conclusion!


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Fainting Nurse

    The Fainting Nurse

    Weeeee're Baaaaaa-aaaaack! Can you believe it's season 5 already? We sincerely cannot and we'd love to take our show to the next level, and bring you even more content (we have ideas folks!) so if you haven't already, please rate, subscribe and leave us a review. I know everyone asks for it, and it's almost background noise, but it will help us immensely and it costs you nothing ;) Thanks for continuing to hang out with us every week! 3

    Season Five's premiere episode Second Opinion introduces Jack McCoy (I will miss Stone!) and Matt has all sorts of feelings about this wild ride of an episode! Afterwards Enn explains the mysterious death of Gloria Ramirez under the most unusual of circumstances. It's important to remember that while the "case" may be full of intrigue, Gloria was a woman who lived and walked on this earth and who loved & was loved by many - What do you think happened to this warm spirit?


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    An Anna Delvey Exploration

    An Anna Delvey Exploration

    It's our Season Finale!! Because we took a long mid-season break, we are simply taking 2 weeks off recording and will return with the Season 5 Premiere on The Aug 20th!

    This week Enn recaps the tepid Season 4 finale of Law and Order: Old Friends. Hey at least we get Allison Janney in a starring role! Since this episode had no Inso, Matt tells the story of Michael and Dalia Dippolito. Much of this case is caught on video or audio recording, and be prepared for twists and turns that you will never see coming. What are your thoughts about the unique circumstances of this story?
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

CaseyofKS ,

Such a great show!

Ripped From the Headlines is fun and fascinating, and the hosts have great chemistry. Can’t recommend it enough!

lisatica ,

Love it!!!

I absolutely love it!!! Keep going!!!

MariaQDraia ,

Yay!

Love, love, love! Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast! The hosts are incredibly passionate and time flies while listening! Can’t wait for more!

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