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True crime obsessed wife horrifies her husband with awful true crime tales.

This Is Awful Trevor & Alison

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

True crime obsessed wife horrifies her husband with awful true crime tales.

    Jason Fox

    Jason Fox

    In this episode Alison horrifies Trevor with the murder of Jason Fox
    Sources:
    KREM.com
    KHQ.com
    Inlander.com
    Out.com
    Spokesman.com
    NBCRightNow.com
    KXLY.com
    Justice for Jason Michael Fox on Facebook


    Cause of the Week:
    Pride Foundation


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Luke Homan and The Smiley Face Killer pt2

    Luke Homan and The Smiley Face Killer pt2

    In this episode Alison intrigues Trevor with the story of The Smiley Face Killer
    Sources:
    BadgerHarold.com
    WISsports.cnet
    JSonline.com
    MarquetteWire.com
    RollingStone.com
    HomicideCenter.org
    ABCNews.com
    Wikipedia.com
    Pittsburg.CBSLocal.com
    Oxygen.com
    CBS58.com
    Archives.FBI.gov
    GDInvestications.com
    LacrosseTribune.com
    WPXI.com
    DailyBeast.com
    ThoughtCatalogue.com
    Legacy.com


    Cause of the Week:
    EveryKidSports


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    • 56 min
    The Smiley Face Killers

    The Smiley Face Killers

    In this episode Alison intrigues Trevor with the story of The Smiley Face Killer
    Sources:
    RollingStone.com
    HomicideCenter.org
    ABCNews.com
    Wikipedia.com
    Pittsburg.CBSLocal.com
    Oxygen.com
    CBS58.com
    Archives.FBI.gov
    GDInvestications.com
    LacrosseTribune.com
    WPXI.com
    DailyBeast.com
    ThoughtCatalogue.com
    Legacy.com


    Cause of the Week:
    Dakota James Foundation

    Epilepsy Foundation


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    JonBenet Ramsey

    JonBenet Ramsey

    In this episode Trevor discusses with Alison with the story of JonBenet Ramsey
    Sources:
    Casting JonBenet - Netflix Documentary
    Wikipedia
    Cause of the Week:
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

    Epilepsy Foundation


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    Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata I, Sarah H, Shaun B.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Jan Broberg

    Jan Broberg

    In this episode Trevor traumatizes Alison with the story of Jan Broberg
    Sources:
    Abducted in Plain Sight - Skye Borgman
    Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story - Mary Ann Broberg
    Wikipedia
    Cause of the Week:
    Stop It Now


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Real True Crime Is...

    The Real True Crime Is...

    In this episode Alison and Trevor discuss disabilities and true crime.
    Sources:
    PodGist.com
    Reddit.com
    BJS.OJP.gov
    TheArc.org
    PSMag.com
    RudermanFoundation.org
    OVC.OJP.gov
    ProjectLETS.org
    ABC.go.com
    ABC7Chicago.com
    HuffPost.com
    ChicagoTribune.com


    Cause of the Week:
    Project LETS


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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

121664 ,

Fabulous

Great pod

laurelmode ,

Fun dynamic

I enjoy this true crime pod. The hosts are very cute together. I see they haven’t uploaded in awhile so I hope they haven’t stopped

KatAttack17 ,

Awful stories represented amazingly

I’m bad at podcasts. I listen to an episode here and there when the subject is interesting, but more frequently I start an ep, listen for 10-15 minutes, then get annoyed for some reason — whether the host annoys me, or the way they tell stories is just frustrating, or I just get distracted and have no desire to return.

This is never the case with This Is Awful. I look to it every week.

Trevor and Ali are both brilliant and hilarious, and on top of that, they dive into root causes and delve into social justice issues and socioeconomic facts that lead to situations where awful crimes are perpetuated for obscene amounts of time. Their banter and pop culture references give the perfect lightness to offset the harsh details of the cases they discuss. Their mission of not commodifying the victims’ experiences but raising awareness is a refreshing take from the norm, and I admire the research Alison puts into every case. (As a journalist, it’s obvious when others don’t, and I’m less likely to invest my time in that lazy behavior.)

As far as episodes go, The Women of Acres Homes two-parter is award worthy. (Is there an SPJ Awards for True Crime podcasts? Because these deserve one.)

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