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Ripped from the Headlines is a "fact and fiction" podcast that recaps an episode of Law & Order and discusses the true crimes "ripped from the headlines" that inspired the show. Enn and Matt discuss the difficult realities of crime with care and humor while talking about media representation in one of television's longest-running and most successful crime series.

Ripped From The Headlines Enn and Matt

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Ripped from the Headlines is a "fact and fiction" podcast that recaps an episode of Law & Order and discusses the true crimes "ripped from the headlines" that inspired the show. Enn and Matt discuss the difficult realities of crime with care and humor while talking about media representation in one of television's longest-running and most successful crime series.

    Horse Girl Stuff

    Horse Girl Stuff

    This week's extended episode covers a pretty major case. After Matt recaps the very cult-y S04 E07 of Law and Order, Apocrypha, Enn is tasked with researching the episodes infamous inspiration: Charles Manson! Now we probably could do a whole podcast on this one, but Enn gives a full scope of this man's hatred and the murders he incited, including some victims and beliefs that are usually left on the cutting room floor. What are your feelings on "The Family," and the manipulative ways he managed to use others to do his bidding?
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    He's Dead, She's Deadpan

    He's Dead, She's Deadpan

    We're Baaa-aack! Thanks for joining us as Enn recaps S04 E06 of Law and Order Pride & Joy. The acting in this episode could be best summed up by legendary drag performer Tatianna: "...Choices." (Check out guest star Lauren Ambrose though!) Since this episode involving patricide was not based on any specific event, Matt tells us the horrifying true story of the nightmare that the Maldonado family endured living with the patriarch Aaron until he was ultimately killed. Write in or comment on our social media to let us know how you feel about whether justice was served in this case.

    Some of the descriptions of abuse in the episode are graphic, but are the reality for so many people out there: If you or someone you know is living with domestic violence call 1 800 799 SAFE to reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline available 24/7.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ballistic with a Frying Pan

    Ballistic with a Frying Pan

    Hey Headliners - Next week we will be taking a short break, but will return to our usual schedule on May 5th!

    This week get's very fancy - Matt covers S04 E05 of Law and Order titled Black Tie, so we hope you're dressed for the occasion. We are talking about some serious money in this episode, and surprisingly the true story that inspired the show does more than triple the amount from the episode! Stay tuned as Enn tells us the story of heiress and socialite Sunny von Bülow - It's still debated whether the events that led to her highly publicized coma were intentional or not; Tell us what you think!
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Great Soda Debate of 1997

    The Great Soda Debate of 1997

    In this week's Episode, Enn recaps S04 E04, Profile, which features guest star James Earl Jones! While the premise for this episode was ripped from several stories, including Anthony P. Griffin defending a Klan member in 1993, Matt takes us through the chilling accounts of The .22 Caliber Killer and The Midtown Slasher - These serial killings resulted in the loss of 12 lives and the near-killings of 7 others in under 4 months. Men of color were targeted in this 1980-1981 killing spree and left the community forever changed.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Cobb Salads & Club Sodas

    Cobb Salads & Club Sodas

    Welcome back Headliners! This week's Law and Order (Season 4 Episode 3,) Discord tells the story of a young woman's sexual assault by a Rock Star named C-Squared. Nothing says heavy metal like Algebra, am I right folks? After Matt recaps the show, Enn tells us about what inspired it, the story of Desiree Washington. Mike Tyson, who also assaulted his ex-wife Robin Givens, raped Desiree when she was 18 years old and who did the press annihilate over it? Spoiler Alert, it wasn't the boxer...What are your thoughts on how this sensational case played out?
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Cookies and Crime

    Cookies and Crime

    In this week's Law and Order, (S04 E02) Volunteers, we get a story of a neighborhood and criminal justice system, that really doesn't cater to those experiencing homelessness. Enn takes us through the episode, which guest stars Dennis O'Hare, and then Matt recounts the story of Larry Hogue that was it's inspiration. Given the moniker The Wild Man of 96th Street by the press in the 90s, Larry is indicative of a much larger issue - Where do you land on these topics?
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

CaseyofKS ,

Such a great show!

Ripped From the Headlines is fun and fascinating, and the hosts have great chemistry. Can’t recommend it enough!

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I absolutely love it!!! Keep going!!!

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