8 episodes

Each week, comedians and amateur detectives Liza Treyger and Kara Klenk break down episodes of Law & Order: SVU, deep dive into the true crimes they're based on, and interview on-screen talent, ranging from big stars to joggers who find the body. These are their stories. Dun dun!

That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast Exactly Right

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 2.1K Ratings

Each week, comedians and amateur detectives Liza Treyger and Kara Klenk break down episodes of Law & Order: SVU, deep dive into the true crimes they're based on, and interview on-screen talent, ranging from big stars to joggers who find the body. These are their stories. Dun dun!

    Accredo

    Accredo

    Join Kara and Liza this week as they recap “Accredo” (Season 20, Episode 5), talk all things NXIVM, and interview the actor who portrays a convincing cult leader, Sebastian Roché.

    SOURCES:
    HBO’s The Vow
    Forbes
    The New York Times - 1
    The New York Times - 2
    Times Union
    Vanity Fair - 1
    Vanity Fair - 2
    Vanity Fair - 3
    Newsweek
    Katie Hill

    WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO:
    RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/

    Next week’s episode will be “Pornstar’s Requiem” (Season 16, Episode 5). 

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Counterfeit

    Counterfeit

    On this week’s episode, Kara and Liza cover “Counterfeit” (Season 3, Episode 14), the crimes of Craig Peyer, and chat with SVU-regular, Michael O’Keefe.

    SOURCES:
    Forensic Files
    CBS 8 San Diego
    NBC 7 San Diego

    WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: 
    Join Cara Knott's family in writing to CA Governor Gavin Newsom to block any early release for Craig Peyer: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

    Next week’s episode will be “Accredo” (Season 20, Episode 5). 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Babes

    Babes

    This week, Liza and Kara dig into the episode “Babes” (Season 10, Episode 6), the scenario it’s based on, and hear from the pregnancy pact ringleader herself, Fidelia, aka Jess Varley.

    SOURCES:
    Mass Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
    Gloucester 18 Trailer
    Gloucester 18 Scenes
    Inside Edition
    MarieClaire

    WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO:
    Planned Parenthood: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Burned

    Burned

    This episode, Kara and Liza take listeners through SVU's "Burned" (Season 8, Episode 11), the incredible story of survivor Yvette Cade, and talk with the actress who portrays Tessa, Tiffany Evans.

    SOURCES:
    Oprah
    ABC News
    Washington Post 
    HLN
    WUSA 9

    WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO:
    The Hotline - https://www.thehotline.org/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Raw

    Raw

    This week, Kara and Liza cover the SVU episode "Raw" (Season 7, Episode 6), the multiple true crimes the episode is ripped from, and chat with Oscar-winner and icon, Marcia Gay Harden. 

    SOURCES:
    Washington Post
    New York Times
    Chicago Tribune
    Fox 32 Chicago 
    Indiana University
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    FBI
    YouTube
    Matthew F Hale (Wiki) 
    Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (Wiki)
    Kingston Courthouse Shooting (Wiki)

    WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: 
    Ricky Byrdsong Memorial

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Damaged

    Damaged

    This week, Kara and Liza take listeners through Liza’s all-time favorite SVU episode, “Damaged” (Season 4, Episode 11) and the true crime it’s based on, The Ken and Barbie Killers. Plus a visit from Ari Graynor! 

    SOURCES: 
    Ken and Barbie Killers - YouTube
    Esquire

    WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: 
    If you are interested in learning more about psychopathy, check out The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Judy Jules ,

The podcast I didn’t know I needed

I’ve been obsessed with Law and Order SVU since I was way too young to be watching it (shoutout to kids with single moms who did their best!). I always wondered what the “real” stories were but was too lazy to do any research. Love these folks for giving me the story with zero effort on my part! Truly hoping an interview with the queen comes to fruition...

Amber Cannon ,

Love it!

I love this podcast. It’s beyond hilarious and satisfies my love of SVU and true crime all in one. What could be better. From reading other reviews it seems some people get sensitive when they hear the truth about certain things. But they can go listen to a crappy podcast that shares their crappy views.

Amber Cannon ,

Love it!

I love this podcast. It’s beyond hilarious and satisfies my love of SVU and true crime all in one. What could be better. From reading other reviews it seems some people get sensitive when they hear the truth about certain things. But they can go listen to a crappy podcast that shares their crappy views.

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