215 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.

    Sins Of Our Mother

    Sins Of Our Mother

    Sara and Danny breakdown the recent Netflix true crime doc 'Sins of Our Mother,' which follows the terrifying story of Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell, who have been accused of murdering two of her children. The give some background on the whole story and how it all happend before diving into some recent updates of the state of the trial, and how it might unfold once it happens.
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    • 42 min
    The Lou Perlman Story

    The Lou Perlman Story

    This week, Danny is back with Jorge to breakdown a fraudster that had an undeniable impact on pop culture in the 90's: Lou Perlman. They get into Lou's beginnings before launching bands massively successful such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, and how he went from one scam to another defrauding people from all walks of life one step at a time. The also talk about the barrage of suits he faced throughout his fraudulent career, and just how he managed to escape jail for so many years.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    BREAKING UPDATES: Adnand Syed's Release

    BREAKING UPDATES: Adnand Syed's Release

    Sara and Danny are back for a special bonus episode covering how "Serial" subject Adnand Syed was released from prison after his conviction was vacated (at least, for now) due to deficiencies found in how the prosecutors turned over their evidence to the defense attorneys 23 years ago. Follow @notanothertruecrime to stay up to date with all of these updates as they develop!
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    • 24 min
    Quiz Show Scandal

    Quiz Show Scandal

    Sara and Danny take us back to the 1950’s to dive into a scandal that rocked the brand new world of Quiz Show TV. They follow the stories of Jack Barry and Dan Enright, and the lengths they went through to make their show Twenty-One interesting to watch, which ended up getting Congress involved. To end the show they play a very special edition of Jeopardy!, all centered around various true crime categories to see who knows their true crime trivia best.
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    • 56 min
    The Disappearance Of Lynette Dawson

    The Disappearance Of Lynette Dawson

    Sara and Danny are back to cover the case of Chris Dawson, an Australian rugby league footballer whose wife, Lynette Dawson, mysteriously disappeared from their family home. They go all the way back to the beginning of their relationship in Australia and set the scene before her disappearance, which included infidelity on Chris's part and reports of abuse. After that they get into the investigation that followed it which spanned decades, and which eventually came to a verdict a few weeks ago. 
    RESOURCES
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/30/australia/australia-chris-dawson-wife-murder-verdict-intl-hnk
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/03/she-felt-she-could-trust-him-chris-dawson-trial-lays-bare-his-chilling-pursuit-of-teen-girl
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/world/australia/chris-dawson-arrest-teachers-pet.html
    The Teacher’s Pet
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-05/lyn-dawsons-family-will-never-forgive-chris-dawson-over-murder/101391012
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    • 51 min
    Is OneTaste A Sex Cult?

    Is OneTaste A Sex Cult?

    This week, Sara and Danny cover OneTaste, an organization founded around their belief in the power of OM or orgasmic meditation. They dig into the group's controversial operations that caused an FBI investigation, which included reports of sex trafficking, prostitution, and manipulation all under the guise of sexual freedom and empowerment. They also talk about the organization's similarity to MLM's and how it took advantage of its clients and employees and left many in serious debt.
    RESOURCES:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-18/the-dark-side-of-onetaste-the-orgasmic-meditation-company
    https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/inside-hollywoods-orgasm-cult/
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Car2929999 ,

Obsessed

OMG, I am a brand new listener and I am obsessed! I’ll love Danny! And Hilary Duff does deserve the world! Thanks for the awesome content!

Mama AJ ,

Like getting together with buddies

[PLEASE cover the Armie Hammer doc!!! <3 ]
I love listening to Sarah and Danny. I like the format of “popcorn” reading a case. Pretty well researched. Their background knowledge of true crime and cults is lacking, so if your looking for experts in their field, this isn’t the place. I look forward to their “breaking news” updates. (Went here first hoping they’d discuss Adnan’s release) <3

Marknwm ,

Love the show!

Yup. Y’all need to do a few cases on some of these mothers that killed their children, specifically drowning their children

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