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Season Three, Episode 12: All Expert Testimony Is Opinion Neurotic Nourishment

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Neurotic Nourishment Season Three, Episode 12: All Expert Testimony Is Opinion

Warning: If you're not into bloody crime scenes, this episode *probably* isn't for you. Seriously. Maybe you just skip this one, just this one time, of course.

In today's episode I get to geek out with Anita Zannin, an expert in Blood Spatter Pattern Analysis. Seriously, guys, don't call it blood spatter, that's just a sign of a newbie, or nub as my kids annoyingly and seemingly randomly say. 

If you're wondering how Anita came to be an expert in scientific gore, the answer is pretty simple: Kinda by accident. She majored in chemistry, didn't like it, worked in the medical field, still not quite the right fit, was interested in law but not so much being a lawyer, and when an opportunity came up to work with Herb McDonnel, one of the foremost experts in crime scenes who just so happened to testify in the O.J. Simpson case, and no biggie, also trained Henry Lee, a name you might recognize from, oh, I don't know, the Jon Benet Ramsey case, Laci Peterson, and Caylee Anthony, Anita was up for the challenge!

Also, if you are into true crime and you haven't listened to Unraveled, hosted by Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter, it's time to pause this podcast and head on over there. Seriously, I won't be offended. They are absolutely f*****g amazing. In their first season they tackled the Long Island Serial Killer case in a way that *actually* made me interested. And in their latest season, season number three, Anita Zannin appears on the show to explain the facts of forensic evidence -- which are much less glamorous than the story the prosecutors like to weave them into. 

I guess what I'm saying is that *technically* since Anita came on my podcast and Anita knows Billy and Alexis -- holy shit, my street cred just skyrocketed by association!

Anita's website, az-forensics.com is fantastic, and a perfect resource for the student, the teacher, and the creepy-ass true-crime podcaster like me!




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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neuroticnourishment/support

Neurotic Nourishment Season Three, Episode 12: All Expert Testimony Is Opinion

Warning: If you're not into bloody crime scenes, this episode *probably* isn't for you. Seriously. Maybe you just skip this one, just this one time, of course.

In today's episode I get to geek out with Anita Zannin, an expert in Blood Spatter Pattern Analysis. Seriously, guys, don't call it blood spatter, that's just a sign of a newbie, or nub as my kids annoyingly and seemingly randomly say. 

If you're wondering how Anita came to be an expert in scientific gore, the answer is pretty simple: Kinda by accident. She majored in chemistry, didn't like it, worked in the medical field, still not quite the right fit, was interested in law but not so much being a lawyer, and when an opportunity came up to work with Herb McDonnel, one of the foremost experts in crime scenes who just so happened to testify in the O.J. Simpson case, and no biggie, also trained Henry Lee, a name you might recognize from, oh, I don't know, the Jon Benet Ramsey case, Laci Peterson, and Caylee Anthony, Anita was up for the challenge!

Also, if you are into true crime and you haven't listened to Unraveled, hosted by Billy Jensen and Alexis Linkletter, it's time to pause this podcast and head on over there. Seriously, I won't be offended. They are absolutely f*****g amazing. In their first season they tackled the Long Island Serial Killer case in a way that *actually* made me interested. And in their latest season, season number three, Anita Zannin appears on the show to explain the facts of forensic evidence -- which are much less glamorous than the story the prosecutors like to weave them into. 

I guess what I'm saying is that *technically* since Anita came on my podcast and Anita knows Billy and Alexis -- holy shit, my street cred just skyrocketed by association!

Anita's website, az-forensics.com is fantastic, and a perfect resource for the student, the teacher, and the creepy-ass true-crime podcaster like me!




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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neuroticnourishment/support

53 min