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SURVIVED: Chrystul Kizer and Cyntoia Brown
When 17-year-old Chrystul Kaizer is arrested for first-degree murder in Milwaukee, the investigation uncovers a connection between her and her victim that can’t be ignored. And it mirrors an eerily similar story -- that of Cyntoia Brown -- that played out over a 15-year span in Tennessee.
MISSING: Diane Francis
A woman goes missing, leaving behind little evidence to help figure out when, how, where or why she disappeared. But her determined daughter has spent years piecing together every clue she can find.
MISSING: Lauren Dumolo
When Lauren Dumolo disappeared, she left behind a ton of questions, a mystery that keeps unfolding and a family desperately searching for answers.
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF: Patricia Viola
Just before Valentine’s Day in 2001 a New Jersey housewife goes missing. For almost a decade her case remains unsolved until a bizarre connection is made to a clue that washed ashore years before.
MURDERED: Mary Lynn Witherspoon
When Mary Lynn Witherspoon doesn’t show up to work at the South Carolina school where she taught, her friends and family immediately know something must be wrong. And they immediately suspect the involvement of a person who had been stalking and harassing Mary Lynn for more than twenty years. There’s just one problem: that person is supposed to be in jail.
MISSING: Damien Nettles
A 16-year-old vanishes from England’s Isle of Wight. And the quest for answers leads us deeper and deeper into an underbelly most didn’t even know existed on the island.
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This is the best podcast ever! I love how Ashley and Brit tell the stories and honor those who have passed or are missing.
I started on the very first episode about 10 months ago and somehow managed to get through every episode (some of them twice 😬). I listened to the most recent episode yesterday and was decanted when there were no new ones. I’m going to find another audiochuck series to binge
This show is addicting. If you like true crime, you’ll love Crime Junkie! The episodes are well researched and thoroughly discussed. The hosts are down-to-earth and engaging and make you feel like you’re part of the conversation. They give back to communities and are passionate about what they do. They care about the victims and their families and it shows. What’s not to like? According to some reviews: politics and being “woke.” If someone tells you they’re white, come from rural Indiana in “the sticks” where they were raised around guns, hunters, a family of evangelical Christians, and lived a very “vanilla” life, what would you guess their party affiliation is? If you’ve listened to this podcast for years, you’d know that is the exact description the hosts have for themselves! Based on that alone, it’s hard to go from that to the scathing “woke” accusations on reviews I see on here. The hosts NEVER discuss political party preference. What they have done is lament about lack of media coverage for cases where victims are disproportionately minorities and/or live on the margins of society. They point that out when there’s little case information to divulge, or when they want to shine a spotlight on cases because the victims had so little media attention. If hearing things about racial inequality bothers you and causes you to complain and give one-star reviews, you’d probably leave a scathing review of MLK Jr’s speeches too and accuse him of being “woke,” like it’s a bad thing to call out racial injustice. The hosts also identify individuals (not JUST victims) by their preferred gender pronouns. If they decided to ignore the pronoun thing, they’d end up like Dave Chappelle, cancelled by one group. They do the politically correct thing, then get cancelled by another. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! If you actually listen to what Dave Chappelle says and what the hosts of this show say, maybe you’d give them both a break. The trolls posting one-star reviews claiming the hosts pandered to the one trans criminal by using neutral pronouns are also claiming the hosts are “trying so hard not to offend people.” All your reviews actually speak to quite the opposite. The hosts apparently succeeded in offending a lot of sensitive right-wing listeners. Looks like all you have to do to ruin a right-winger’s podcast experience is say “they/them,” or utter the words “racial injustice.” Another accusation is that the hosts are anti-cop. To this I say: WHAT?! These listeners must have selective hearing. The hosts routinely bring on law enforcement on the show, praise their hard work, volunteer with police organizations, and have said things about how much they love this cop or that cop or have a “cop crush.” Another quote from one of the hosts about law enforcement: “They are committed to the job, to the country, to us.” Yes, they’ve criticized botched investigations or said a negative thing or two when it’s warranted. If you can’t take hearing even the slightest criticism about law enforcement without getting defensive, that’s a problem with you, not the show, and certainly not the hosts. Move along, sensitive right-wing listeners. This show might upset you. You should probably also stay away from MLK Jr Day, transgender people, and anyone with an opposing viewpoint.
Love True Crime and just recently got into listening to a couple of True Crime podcasts. I asked my Alexa dot to recommend a true crime podcast and Crime Junkies was recommended. I’ve literally been binging this podcast daily for about the last week!! Some people of these cases I’ve heard about and know well but some are completely new to me. I like how the host delivers the information.