199 episodes

Betches Media presents a podcast for people who love all types of sketchy things—from cults to conspiracy theories to, of course, crime—with a healthy dose of irreverent humor. Your co-hosts, Sara Levine, and Danny Murphy give the lowdown on one morbidly fascinating topic per episode. They’ll present the facts of each case, punctuated with jokes and side tangents, along with their own personal theories.

Not Another True Crime Podcast Betches

    • True Crime
    • 4.0 • 2.2K Ratings

Betches Media presents a podcast for people who love all types of sketchy things—from cults to conspiracy theories to, of course, crime—with a healthy dose of irreverent humor. Your co-hosts, Sara Levine, and Danny Murphy give the lowdown on one morbidly fascinating topic per episode. They’ll present the facts of each case, punctuated with jokes and side tangents, along with their own personal theories.

    Mormon MomTok Drama Ft. Lola and Meagan From Trust Me

    Mormon MomTok Drama Ft. Lola and Meagan From Trust Me

    This week, Sara and Danny are joined by Lola Blanc and Meagan Elizabeth from the podcast "Trust Me: Cults, Extreme Beliefs, and the Abuse of Power" to talk all about the scandal that swept through Mormon MomTok. They discuss the Mormon MomToker at the center of it all, Taylor Frankie Paul, and how her unexpected news about her divorce rocked the MomTok world. They also breakdown all details of the scandal, and even explain what "soft swinging" really means. Be sure to check out the Trust Me podcast wherever you get your podcasts!
    RESOURCES:
    https://www.insider.com/expert-explains-soft-swinging-how-the-mormon-momtok-drama-unfolded-2022-6
    https://www.thecut.com/2022/06/mormon-momtok-swingers-drama-explained.html

    • 40 min
    The Mast Bros Chocolate Scandal Ft. Dan Perlman

    The Mast Bros Chocolate Scandal Ft. Dan Perlman

    This week, Sara and Danny are joined by comedian and writer Dan Perlman to break down the chocolate company whose scandal shook the world of bougie confectionary: Mast Chocolate. They talk all about the company used fancy sounding buzzwords like bean-to-bar to fool everyone into thinking that their chocolate was the next big thing, all the while using commercially available chocolate and selling it at a way too high price. Be sure to follow @danperlman and watch Season 2 of his show Flatbush Misdemeanors out now!

    • 47 min
    The Hipster Grifter & LIVE Show Games!

    The Hipster Grifter & LIVE Show Games!

    Sara and Danny are back to cover a deep cut from 2009, The Hipster Grifter. They talk all about Kari Ferrell’s fraud-fueled journey from Salt Lake City all the way to the hipster capital of the world, Brooklyn. The cover all the scams she did along the way and how on earth she was able to get a job at Vice with just a few simple lies. After that, we’re bringing you all the games from our live show at Union Hall, where Sara and Danny go head to head (with the help of some audience members) to see who will come out on top. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to be sure not to miss our next live show!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Psychic Ponzi Scheme

    The Psychic Ponzi Scheme

    Sara and Danny are back to talk about a scam in the 90's that affected over a million people in the US and abroad: the Maria Duval psychic mail scam. They go through all the details of how the scam came to be and how it functioned, and just how it managed to generate over $200 million in revenue by targeting the sick and the elderly. They also get into how the scam was brought down by the US government, and what happened to the fraudsters who perpetrated the scheme. To end the episode, they put their psychic powers of prediction to the test, answering a series of questions about how the rest of the year will unfold!
    RESOURCES:
    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/07/investigates/maria-duval-psychic-scam-invs/index.html
    https://nypost.com/2018/08/25/how-a-psychic-bilked-250m-with-a-simple-mail-scam/
    https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nyedce/2:2014cv06791/363225/51/
    https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/news/psychic-maria-duval-chapter-four/index.html
    https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/30/news/psychic-maria-duval-chapter-five/index.html
    https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/news/maria-duval-psychics/index.html
    https://ecf.nyed.uscourts.gov/doc1/123111878951

    • 47 min
    Candy Montgomery

    Candy Montgomery

    Danny and Sara are back to cover the murder of Betty Gore at the hands of Candy Montgomery. They get into all the particulars of the case, and how a quiet neighborhood in Texas was the site of the gruesome murder. They also talk all about the events leading up to the murder, including the affair between Candy and Allan Gore that ultimately led to Betty's murder. They also discuss the bizarrely short trial that followed it, and the Hulu adaptation that just came out. To end the show, they play "I Want Candy!," where they try to name famous candy bars just from their slogans.
    RESOURCES:
    https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/love-and-death-in-silicon-prairie-part-i-candy-montgomerys-affair/
    https://www.myimperfectlife.com/features/where-is-candy-montgomery-today
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/candy-montgomery-hulu-true-story-jessica-biel-b2082120.html

    • 56 min
    7M & The Alleged Tiktok Dance Cult

    7M & The Alleged Tiktok Dance Cult

    Sara and Danny are back to talk about a company that's been in the headlines for the wrong reasons: 7M Films, which some allege is a cult. They break down the history of 7M, its church ties, as well as the latest accusations and previous legal troubles. To end the episode, they play a game of "On Pointe!" where they put their knowledge of a very different type of dancing (ballet) to the test. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to find tickets to our upcoming live show on June 5th!
    RESOURCES:
    https://www.thecut.com/2022/05/wilking-sisters-7m-allegations.html
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-cult-claims-surrounding-miranda-derrick-and-her-tiktok-dance-crew-7m-films

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

jdisix ,

Luhhhh it!

I found this podcast a few weeks ago & I'm just blasting through the episodes, love it! Definitely like having 2 hosts instead of the 3, it could get reallll off topic long periods of time & a lot of talking over each other. You guys have grown so much & it’s truly a great show! Also, love the game at the end of each episode! George has the most beautiful talking voice that ever was… aside from Keith Morrison of course.

Thetgethe ,

Nah

The worst references/jokes. Omg

saphireee ,

Room for improvement

I really want to like this show more than I do. I will keep giving it a shot but….🤦🏻‍♀️ don’t get me wrong I am a betches fan all day but want to keep it real.

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