15 episodes

Media Circus takes an inside look at private tragedy in the public eye, and explores how the media got it right, got it wrong, and got in the way. In each episode, Victim Advocate and Author Kim Goldman gives us a fresh, behind-the-scenes look into high profile crimes you think you know, told by the victims and their families who were thrust into the spotlight in their most vulnerable moments. Media Circus connects you with the real people beyond the media coverage to share their stories -- in their own words, on their own terms.

Media Circus with Kim Goldman Kim Goldman

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 273 Ratings

Media Circus takes an inside look at private tragedy in the public eye, and explores how the media got it right, got it wrong, and got in the way. In each episode, Victim Advocate and Author Kim Goldman gives us a fresh, behind-the-scenes look into high profile crimes you think you know, told by the victims and their families who were thrust into the spotlight in their most vulnerable moments. Media Circus connects you with the real people beyond the media coverage to share their stories -- in their own words, on their own terms.

    The Beating of Rodney King

    The Beating of Rodney King

    March 3rd 1991: George Holliday and his wife were awoken by sirens and a helicopter flying low over his apartment complex. The plumber and amateur videographer reached for his brand new Sony Camcorder, went out to the balcony and hit record. What he didn’t realize was he was about to capture what was arguably the first viral video of our time. About 90 feet away, four white LAPD officers were beating a black man named Rodney King, stopped after a high-speed pursuit. At home, his 7 year o...

    • 31 min
    John Ramsey's Plea to Catch JonBenet's Killer

    John Ramsey's Plea to Catch JonBenet's Killer

    It was the day after Christmas 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. John and Patsy Ramsey woke early to get ready for a family trip to Michigan. John’s children from a previous marriage were en route to meet them. Their two youngest children were upstairs snuggled in their beds – or so they believed. John and Patsy Ramsey faced the unthinkable. But in the following days, and for the next 25 years, they’d also face scrutiny, accusations and death threats. And they’d be tried over and over again in ...

    • 50 min
    The Murder of Adrienne Shelly with Andy Ostroy

    The Murder of Adrienne Shelly with Andy Ostroy

    Andy Ostroy’s wife, actress, director and screenwriter, Adrienne Shelly, was in the prime of her life. On the verge of making it big, married to her love, and mom to a beautiful daughter, she had it all at her fingertips. Until the first day of November in 2006, when everything changed. Follow Andy Ostroy on Twitter. Listen to The Backroom with Andy OstroyVisit AdrienneShellyFoundation.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    Double Murder in Delphi with Kelsi German

    Double Murder in Delphi with Kelsi German

    Kelsi was 17 when she drove her sister Libby German and her friend Abby Williams to a local hiking trail. She never saw them again. The next day, Delphi, Indiana residents made an awful discovery. Their two bodies were found, turning the small Indiana town upside down. Follow Kelsi on Twitter.Sponsors: Download the FREE Upside app and use promo code: CIRCUS to get $5 or more cash back. Mejuri.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    Overcoming Jeffrey Epstein with Kiki Doe

    Overcoming Jeffrey Epstein with Kiki Doe

    Kiki Doe was living on her own in Manhattan in 2004 when a stranger approached her at the coffee shop where she worked with an interesting proposition. But what Kiki didn’t realize is that this young woman who would become a friend, was actually part of a sophisticated network that would ultimately uncover child prostitution, sex trafficking and the sexual assault of countless young victims, all who’ve suffered at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell. Li...

    • 42 min
    The Murder of Bonny Lee Bakley

    The Murder of Bonny Lee Bakley

    It was May 4, 2001. Bonny Lee Bakley, wife of Emmy-winning actor Robert Blake, was mysteriously gunned down a block away from Vitello's restaurant in Studio City, California. She was pronounced dead at the scene.The media couldn’t get enough of yet another Hollywood murder case. But many were focused on what would become of Bonny and Robert’s 11-month-old daughter, Rose. That beautiful baby girl, who grew up somewhat hidden from the public, is now a 22-year-old young woman. She’s smart,...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

NewbieTracker418 ,

Refreshing Perspective

Thank you for letting the victims left behind speak their truth. I know most of these cases and it is refreshing to get to hear their truths. Keep up the awesome work.

dds67 ,

Kim - you are awesome!

I LOVE this podcast and I’m a podcast junkie. You’re so right about the media. I hope your work can make some positive change in the world

55708 ,

Healthy soul food

Thank you for this…..so much food for thought, hope and love.

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