173 episodes

A podcast about true crime, pop culture, and other podcasts.
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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A podcast about true crime, pop culture, and other podcasts.
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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Kingcleooforange ,

Toby has redeemed himself

I originally abandoned this podcast after the commentary on S-Town. Toby had criticized the horologist theme a bit too preemptively, in my opinion, and I smirked about him eating crow as final episode of S-Town played out, before hitting Unsubscribe on Crime Writers On...

At some point, though, I ended up resubscribing, likely in the middle of the night while trying to resubscribe to some other podcast (thanks, iTunes, for randomly unsubscribing me to a seemingly random menagerie of podcasts daily). The format, the content, and the banter are great. I'm writing this review while cracking up hearing Rebecca and "the other woman" (Lara) cackle in response to a rather misogynistic iTunes review. (I'm a singer and have 2 voice disorders, so I can empathize with all the crap female podcasters take.) This pod is an efficient way to keep up to date with the true crime podcast world. It's also an entertaining way to learn what pop culture you ought to consume during the rest of your commute or rage walk or Friday night Netflix & Chill with a bottle of wine and a bag of pretzels.

The latest episode discussed the Ted Bundy movie - Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. I was unsurprised that the panel was largely unimpressed; most of the other criticism of the film I've heard was that the idea was good but the execution poor, giving Efron a rather limited vehicle. I'm still going to watch it, because Efron is going to fall madly in love with me after the Malibu Triathlon this year. What kind of boyfriend would I be if I hadn't seen his work?

Getting back to Toby, I actually really enjoy his criticism and find it be on point 99% of the time. I'm only giving him a hard time because Rebecca and Lara said he gets the least negative criticism, and I'm trying to share the love. I enjoy each of their unique perspectives as well as the peek into life in the 'Shire. As a singer/arranger, I appreciate Rebecca's commentary as an audio producer. Kevin's ad transitions are hysterical. I'm a catman who enjoys Lara's various adventures. Anyway, I'm a fan, and you should check it out.

CharmingPiper ,

My favorite podcast

I don’t know why there are negative reviews for this podcast. I work in the criminal justice field and I deal with a lot of hard subjects all day. I can’t wait for Monday afternoons when I can listen to intelligent people speak plainly about different media products. I know Rebecca gets a lot of flack for her voice but I love it, when she starts laughing I start laughing and wish I had as much joy in my life as she does and a partner (in crime) to keep me laughing through life. I love the small town stories of NH and Lara’s contagious investigative curiosity. Toby always has a dry comment and alternative insight. And seriously, Kevin’s ad transitions are the delight of my day. I really enjoy the way they don’t always agree and how they kind of interrupt one another. It’s like friends coming over, standing around my kitchen island talking about life and current events and what shows they like on Netflix. This is truly my favorite podcast and I can’t wait for the next episode.

sukecee ,

The best!

It’s like hanging out with my favorite friends chatting and needing out about the ins and outs of true crime media. I adore these people! Their voices, their laughs, their smahts, their goofiness, and their opinions. They have introduced me to some great true crime podcasts and shows that I wouldn’t have known about. Keep up the fabulous work!

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