12 episodes

Esther, host of Once Upon a Crime, brings a fresh and spicy take on true crime podcasts. On each episode, Esther and a guest host will dish on what's new, hot & trending in true crime!

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Esther, host of Once Upon a Crime, brings a fresh and spicy take on true crime podcasts. On each episode, Esther and a guest host will dish on what's new, hot & trending in true crime!

    Let's Taco 'Bout Being a Podcaster w/Aaron from The Generation Why

    Let's Taco 'Bout Being a Podcaster w/Aaron from The Generation Why

    My guest this time is Aaron from The Generation Why and Framed: An Investigative Story podcasts.  I get to ask Aaron about podcasting from both sides - producing a weekly, episodic show and a serialized podcast.  We also talk about the highs and lows of being a podcaster and get to know a little more about Aaron. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout The Teen Mom-Amber Portwood Arrest

    Let's Taco 'Bout The Teen Mom-Amber Portwood Arrest

    My co-host this time is comedian Tracey Carnazzo, host of Teen Mom Trash Talk Podcast.  We talk about the legal troubles and latest arrest of reality TV personality Amber Portwood of the MTV show "Teen Mom OG".  

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout "I Love You, Now Die"

    Let's Taco 'Bout "I Love You, Now Die"

    In this episode my guest host is Lorena Garcia who joins me to discuss the 2-part documentary, "I Love You, Now Die" about the Michelle Carter case.  

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Bonus Episode: Let's Taco 'Bout the Crime Junkie Plagiarism Scandal

    Bonus Episode: Let's Taco 'Bout the Crime Junkie Plagiarism Scandal

    In this bonus episode I discuss the allegations of plagiarism by the true crime podcast Crime Junkie. My guests are Robin Warder from The Trail Went Cold and Steven Pacheco from Trace Evidence.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"

    Let's Taco 'Bout "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"

    This week I welcome documentary filmmaker and Quentin Tarantino fan Celene Beth Calderon to the show to talk about the new Tarantino film, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood", a reimagining of the Summer of '69 in Los Angeles and the Manson Murders. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout "The Act"

    Let's Taco 'Bout "The Act"

    We're back! In this episode my guest host is Jane, host of the upcoming comedy podcast 98% Stupid.  Jane and I discuss the 8-part movie "The Act" which is a dramatized telling of the Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blancharde case. 

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

Ima Chick ,

Great podcast

Esther does a great job with this podcast. I love to hear people discuss true crime and popular culture an Esther is so thoughtful and brings great insight.

MrsABRich ,

Love love love!!

Love the take of breaking down true crime!! Love your podcast.

GG Alan Jackson ,

Excellent Show!

Pay no attention to the negative reviews - they were left by the drones from Crime Junkie, a podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers, who recently got caught plagiarizing her episode scripts from Esther’s. Esther’s research and writing is so good that other podcasts with (allegedly) more followers have resorted to literally stealing it - and that should tell you everything you need to know about this show!

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