18 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!

Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime Esther Ludlow

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 466 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
466 Ratings

466 Ratings

nicolenoelle890 ,

It’s just boring

There’s no emotion or music and the sound quality is terrible, I can never understand what people are saying. She also needs a cohost her personality isn’t enough to carry it on her own. I will say I appreciate the crime junkie episode, stating facts isn’t an attack and only idiots who have their blinders on see it this way. Stealing someone else’s work is wrong and just a horrible thing to do to someone who actually does the research. Just because you are a CJ fan doesn’t make what they did right. Ashley flowers did an article for variety about her plagiarism, she’s owning it how is this podcast discussing it bad?

nononsense911 ,

I Beg to Differ

Boring?! This podcast is far from boring! I find the host and subject matters to be extremely engaging and definitely interesting. The Crime Junkie debacle led me to this podcast and for that, at least, I must say thank you!

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 !!

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