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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 True Crim‪e‬ Esther Ludlow

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 437 Ratings

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 True Crime Breaking News

    Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime Breaking News

    My special guest this week is Aurora from Murder Murder News.  We discuss the Joseph DeAngelo/Golden State Killer guilty plea, the Lori Vallow-Chad Daybell Case updates, the Danny Masterson rape charges and more.  

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout Women and True Crime

    Let's Taco 'Bout Women and True Crime

    In this episode I and my guest, Erica from Southern Fried True Crime, discuss what draws women to true crime stories, what it's like being a woman true crime podcaster and share breaking news about another plagiarism case directed at true crime podcasters. 

    #truecrime #podcasters #plagiarism #womenpodcasters 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout "McMillions"

    Let's Taco 'Bout "McMillions"

    On this episode we'll be discussing "McMillions" the six-part HBO documentary series that details the FBI investigation into the McDonald's Monopoly fraud case. My special guest is Jerri Williams, retired FBI agent, author and podcaster.  Jerri spent 26 years with the FBI working major economic fraud investigations.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime Quarantine and Chill

    Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime Quarantine and Chill

    On this episode you'll hear from some of your favorite true crime podcasters to get recommendations on best ways to pass the time while under stay-at-home orders - true crime style, of course! 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout "The Tiger King"

    Let's Taco 'Bout "The Tiger King"

    On this episode, my guest host is Brianna from Murder Dictionary Podcast.  We talk about the true crime documentary series that has taken the world by storm "The Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness".  

    #JoeExotic #CaroleBaskins #truecrimedocumentaries #Netflix

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Let's Taco 'Bout "Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story"

    Let's Taco 'Bout "Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story"

    My guest host on this episode is Alvin Williams from the Affirmative Murder Podcast.  We discuss the Lifetime television movie "Stolen by My Mother" that details the true crime case of Kamiyah Mobley. Kamiyah was kidnapped from a Florida hospital when she was a newborn.  It wasn't until she was sixteen-years-old that she discovered the woman she knew as her mother was her kidnapper.  

    You can watch "Stolen by My Mother" on Lifetime Movies, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. 

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
437 Ratings

437 Ratings

jasmin lyon ,

Let’s taco about plagiarism !!

Thank you for bringing Crime Junkie’s intelectual crimes to my attention ! I have a 0 tolerance policy when it comes to plagiarism! The Kasey Woody episode is important to me as a central Arkansas native , to hear that they plagiarized a journalist is appalling ! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing ! Can’t wait to dive in to your show !! I have unsubscribed and now am subscribed to your show along with some of the other shows mentioned on this episode ! I can’t wait to dive in to your story about Juarez and the murdered woman ! It’s a case that I have dove in to upon more than one occasion ! Keep on doing what you do !!

NikkiRoseRay ,

Uninteresting

True crime documentaries are going to be repeated/similar Bc many of the main stories are what ppl want to hear. I don’t understand why they think crime junkies plagiarized their “ideas” when most of the info is the same. They started their podcast after you & became more likable for it, you should self-reflect and figure out why ppl want to listen to their pod more than yours.

SWebbs13 ,

CJ

Thank you for calling out Crime Junkie! I’ve unsubscribed for various reasons (they mishandle cases most namely) but also this plagiarism is so gross.

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