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What are we even talking about when we talk about true crime?

That’s the big question DIE-ALOGUE host, Rebekah Sebastian, is getting to the heart of when she interviews her guests — a diverse cross section of true crime and criminal justice players. From lawyers and creators, to authors and survivors, DIE-ALOGUE examines the most compelling aspects of true crime, challenges the genre's tropes, and explores the ethics of true crime content for both creators and consumers. Listen in to hear the leading voices in crime, culture and justice.

KILL THE SMALL TALK. Start a DIE-ALOGUE.

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DIE-ALOGUE Rebekah Sebastian

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 205 Ratings

What are we even talking about when we talk about true crime?

That’s the big question DIE-ALOGUE host, Rebekah Sebastian, is getting to the heart of when she interviews her guests — a diverse cross section of true crime and criminal justice players. From lawyers and creators, to authors and survivors, DIE-ALOGUE examines the most compelling aspects of true crime, challenges the genre's tropes, and explores the ethics of true crime content for both creators and consumers. Listen in to hear the leading voices in crime, culture and justice.

KILL THE SMALL TALK. Start a DIE-ALOGUE.

Visit https://www.rebekahsebastian.com/diealogue-episodes \

    Rebekah Sebastian| The Final (é) Conversation

    Rebekah Sebastian| The Final (é) Conversation

    All good things must come to an end. This is the final episode of DIE-ALOGUE! Tune in to hear my interview with true crime author and friend, Tori Telfer — learn the WHY behind my decision to end DIE-ALOGUE, at least for now.

    Make sure to listen through to the end for some fun, surprise appearances!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING AND FOR KILLING THE SMALL TALK!

    Special thanks:
    Chris Gersbeck
    Jason Usry
    Javier Leiva
    Dr. Scott
    Dr. Shiloh
    Crawlspace Network
    Michelle K
    Shannon N

    Please keep in touch!
    IG: @hi_itsrebeakh
    TWITTER: @hi_itsrebekah
    RebekahSebastian.com

    • 52 min
    Gilbert King | I've Given You the Truth

    Gilbert King | I've Given You the Truth

    How can a justice system allow an innocent man to remain in prison?
    Bone Valley explores that maddening question and so much more.

    What a thrill to conclude our series on WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS today with Gilbert King, the host of my favorite podcast this year, BONE VALLEY. Gilbert is also the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove. HE has written two other NYT best-selling books and his work covers race, crime, and justice in America.

    If you have already listened to BoneValley then you’ll leave hearing some of Gilbert’s behind-the-scenes discussion about the making of the show, and if you have not yet listened then you’ll also love hearing his passion and conviction for this nearly unbelievable story.

    BONE VALLEY OVERVIEW
    IN 1987, 18-year-old Michelle Schofield was found dead in a phosphate pit in Florida. Two years later, her husband Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Fifteen years later, previously unidentified fingerprints matched Jeremy Scott--a violent teenager who lived nearby. Jeremy has since confessed to Michelle’s murder. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars.

    + Learn more about Gilbert’s work, including his three books, here.
    http://www.gilbertking.com/
    + Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/gilbert_king
    + Sign the petition to have Leo’s case reviewed by the Conviction Integrity unit for an
    independent review. ​​https://www.change.org/p/transfer-leo-schofield-s-case-to-a-
    conviction-integrity-unit-for-independent-review

    If you like DIE-ALOGUE, here is how you can support the show:
    Subscribe/follow on your podcast app - make sure you get new episodes downloaded!
    Leave a five star rating and review on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen!
    Rate on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/die-alogue-a-true-crime-conversation/id1470890320
    Follow the show share it on Instagram and Twitter and tag @diealoguepresents
    Become a DIE-HARD on Patreon and receive early, ad-free + bonus episodes! https://www.patreon.com/creator-home

    • 40 min
    Santa Maybe, A Criminal Feed Drop!

    Santa Maybe, A Criminal Feed Drop!

    It's November 30, do you know where your holiday spirit is?!?

    I am delighted to present Season 2 Episode 1 of SANTA MAYBE, A CRIMINAL - on the feed today! Enjoy this true crime satire, Yuletide mystery podcast created by my friend and editor, Jason Usry.

    Listen closely to hear yours truly for an audio appearance, along with several other true crime podcasters you know and love. If you haven't listened to Season 1, go back and binge it now. Follow and subscribe to SANTA MAYBE, A CRIMINAL.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finding-my-boo/id1575647520?i=1000587540458

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    Richie Buck is back. After being heartbroken from Santa's jail escape he's decided to bring Santa back to face the (Christmas) music.

    Santa Maybe, a Criminal is a limited true crime satire podcast created by Jason Usry.

    This is Season Two – The First Day of Christmas – “Finding My Boo”

    Created by:

    Jason Usry

    Rebekah Sebastian, host of DIE-ALOGUE a true crime conversation

    Dr. Shiloh Catanese, & Dr. Scott Musgrove, co-hosts of the LA Not So Confidential Podcast, and our very own Legal Eagle, Mickey Kat.

    It is written and produced by Jason Usry.

    Besides host Richie Buck, this week’s cast included (in order of appearance)…

    As Rodney and Rita – Frank and Marie– from the Voca Vacay podcast

    Bob of the Defense Diaries podcast.

    Scott of the LA Not So Confidential Podcast

    Kelli of True Crime IRL and her new show True Crime Sleep Stories

    Brett and Alice from The Prosecutors & The Prosecutors Legal Briefs

    Courtney from Nefarious Nightmare

    Rebekah Sebastian from Die-Alogue & Criminality

    Cherry from Crimepedia

    Morgan from Crimepedia

    Nic from True Crime Garage & The Big Kids Show

    Shiloh of the LA Not So Confidential Podcast

    Bootsy from the End of Watch with Bootsy & Sal podcast

    Jami from Murderish


    The non-profit organization we’re highlighting this week is: The Porchlight Project

    Music and Sound FX sourced through Epidemic Sound, Soundstripe, Audiio, Motion Array, and Audioblocks.

    Additional music and atmospheres provided by Captain Fathands.

    This show does contain satire and the only character based on a real person is Santa Claus. Any other names or likenesses are purely coincidental.

    Santa Maybe, a Criminal is an Ear Cult Production and is distributed in association with Glassbox Media.

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 36 min
    Jason Flom + Maggie Freleng | The High Cost of Wrongful Convictions

    Jason Flom + Maggie Freleng | The High Cost of Wrongful Convictions

    In addition to the moral cost of incarcerating the innocent, it’s also literally expensive. Today’s guests are going to share about the high cost of wrongful convictions.

    They are a dream team, a force to be reckoned with, a dynamic duo — and they are applying their talents to combat the horrors of wrongful convictions. Please welcome back Maggie Freleng and say hello to our first time guest, Jason Flom.

    Maggie is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and host of Wrongful Conviction with Maggie Freleng. Jason Flom is a music industry icon turned criminal justice advocate, reformer, and philanthropist. He created the podcast network, Lava for Good, and hosts Righteous Convictions.

    In addition to their passion, Maggie and Jason bring us staggering statistics around wrongful convictions and women in prison. These two understand the plights of the wrongfully convicted more than most and I hope you will listen, learn and be moved to action.

    Follow the link below for the full portfolio of Lava for Good podcasts.
    https://lavaforgood.com/

    These are the books Jason references:
    https://www.amazon.com/Duped-Innocent-Confess-Believe-Confessions/dp/1633888088
    https://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300

    Additional resources on wrongful convictions:
    https://innocenceproject.org/
    https://innocencenetwork.org/

    If you appreciate DIE-ALOGUE, here is how you can support the show:

    Subscribe/follow on your podcast app - make sure you get new episodes downloaded!

    Leave a five star rating and review on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen!

    Rate on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/die-alogue-a-true-crime-conversation/id1470890320

    Follow the show share it on Instagram and Twitter and tag @diealoguepresents

    Become a DIE-HARD on Patreon and receive early, ad-free + bonus episodes! https://www.patreon.com/creator-home

    DIE-ALOGUE is sponsored in part by She’s Birdie – the stylish and effective, personal safety alarms that I honestly don’t leave home without! You can get 10% off your Birdie purchase when you shop this link: https://www.shesbirdie.com/?rfsn=4885943.d5e5e8

    Thank you for joining the conversation. You can always drop me a line via my website https://www.rebekahsebastian.com/discover/#contactvia
    or via email: rebekah@yellowtapemedia.com

    DIE-ALOGUE is part of the Crawlspace Network, and is hosted and edited by Rebekah Sebastian. Audio engineering and additional editing by Jason Usry. @jasonusry
    Theme song by OIivia Himes. @oliviaprimehimes

    • 40 min
    Lauren Bright Pacheco | Justice is Not One Size Fits All

    Lauren Bright Pacheco | Justice is Not One Size Fits All

    What happens when political corruption leads to a wrongful conviction? Unfortunately, that’s what unfolds in the podcast, Murder in Oregon, hosted and produced by today’s guest, Lauren Bright Pacheco. Lauren is an Emmy award winning TV Producer who has parlayed her storytelling skills to podcasting. It’s in this medium that she discovered “audio activism” which has illuminated something I’ve been seeking for quite some time!

    Join me as Lauren gives us insight into the horrifying story of Michael Franke’s murder, and Frank Gable’s wrongful conviction. Frank has been released and Lauren updates us on his case.

    Be sure to to listen to the iheart podcast, Murder in Oregon and check out Lauren’s other shows via the links below:

    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-murder-in-oregon-50598718/
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-murder-in-illinois-84071522/
    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-symptomatic-a-medical-mys-102740051/

    If you appreciate DIE-ALOGUE, here is how you can support the show:

    Subscribe/follow on your podcast app - make sure you get new episodes downloaded!

    Leave a five star rating and review on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen!

    Rate on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/die-alogue-a-true-crime-conversation/id1470890320

    Follow the show share it on Instagram and Twitter and tag @diealoguepresents

    Become a DIE-HARD on Patreon and receive early, ad-free + bonus episodes! https://www.patreon.com/creator-home

    DIE-ALOGUE is sponsored in part by She’s Birdie – the stylish and effective, personal safety alarms that I honestly don’t leave home without! You can get 10% off your Birdie purchase when you shop this link: https://www.shesbirdie.com/?rfsn=4885943.d5e5e8

    Thank you for joining the conversation. You can always drop me a line via my website https://www.rebekahsebastian.com/discover/#contactvia
    or via email: rebekah@yellowtapemedia.com

    DIE-ALOGUE is part of the Crawlspace Network, and is hosted and edited by Rebekah Sebastian. Audio engineering and additional editing by Jason Usry. @jasonusry
    Theme song by OIivia Himes. @oliviaprimehimes

    • 37 min
    Jeff Deskovic | What Happens to an Exoneree After Their Release?

    Jeff Deskovic | What Happens to an Exoneree After Their Release?

    What happens to an exoneree after they are released? Let's find out as we welcome BACK today’s guest, Jeff Deskovic. A truly remarkable human, Jeff is an exoneree, an advocate for criminal justice reform, a lawyer, and the founder of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation.

    I would encourage you to go back and listen to his first interview (which is two parts) on DIE-ALOGUE where Jeff shares his practically unbelievable story. He was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Angela Correa, only to be exonerated (on the grounds of ACTUAL innocence) 16 years later.

    Listen to Jeff’s 1st interview on DIE-ALOGUE here:

    Today he’s come back to help us understand what happens to an exoneree after their release. Listeners, prepare yourselves: it’s horrible. The better news is that Jeff is working tirelessly to change that and he gives us ways to join the cause. You don’t need to be rich, talented, or have a certain type of career- we can ALL do SOMETHING.

    If you care about wrongful convictions, this conversation is a must listen. Please share! Resources listed below, including a link to Jeff’s Foundation’s Patreon page.

    https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/
    https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/donate
    https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/contact

    If you appreciate DIE-ALOGUE, here is how you can support the show:

    Subscribe/follow on your podcast app - make sure you get new episodes downloaded!

    Leave a five star rating and review on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen!

    Rate on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/die-alogue-a-true-crime-conversation/id1470890320

    Follow the show share it on Instagram and Twitter and tag @diealoguepresents

    Become a DIE-HARD on Patreon and receive early, ad-free + bonus episodes! https://www.patreon.com/creator-home
    DIE-ALOGUE is sponsored in part by She’s Birdie – the stylish and effective, personal safety alarms that I honestly don’t leave home without! You can get 10% off your Birdie purchase when you shop this link: https://www.shesbirdie.com/?rfsn=4885943.d5e5e8

    Thank you for joining the conversation. You can always drop me a line via my website https://www.rebekahsebastian.com/discover/#contactvia
    or via email: rebekah@yellowtapemedia.com

    DIE-ALOGUE is part of the Crawlspace Network, and is hosted and edited by Rebekah Sebastian. Audio engineering and additional editing by Jason Usry. @jasonusryTheme song by OIivia Himes. @oliviaprimehimes

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

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