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TrueCrimeIRL is a podcast hosted by native Iowan, Kelli Berens-Brink. Kelli discusses murder and missing persons cases, as well as cold cases from across the nation. You'll enjoy first-hand accounts of crimes, told from Kelli's own unique and quirky perspective. Kelli includes many guests, such as law enforcement, lawyers, victims, perps, and more. Tune into TrueCrimeIRL, and visit TrueCrimeIRL.com for more info. Follow us on social media @ TrueCrimeIRL. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/truecrimeirl/support

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TrueCrimeIRL is a podcast hosted by native Iowan, Kelli Berens-Brink. Kelli discusses murder and missing persons cases, as well as cold cases from across the nation. You'll enjoy first-hand accounts of crimes, told from Kelli's own unique and quirky perspective. Kelli includes many guests, such as law enforcement, lawyers, victims, perps, and more. Tune into TrueCrimeIRL, and visit TrueCrimeIRL.com for more info. Follow us on social media @ TrueCrimeIRL. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/truecrimeirl/support

    S2 EP4: The Prosecution & The Defense | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    S2 EP4: The Prosecution & The Defense | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    Listen to opening statements from the prosecution and the defense in the Jerry Burns trial. 

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    TRUE CRIME IRL is 100% original and unique – and is written, produced, & hosted by Kelli Berens-Brink.

    For more information, go to truecrimeirl.com

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    • 36 min
    S2 EP3: I'm Starting A Podcast | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    S2 EP3: I'm Starting A Podcast | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    Kelli talks about the murder case that she's obsessed with... the one that inspired her to start a podcast: Michelle Martinko.

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    TRUE CRIME IRL is 100% original and unique – and is written, produced, & hosted by Kelli Berens-Brink.

    Join the fight against plagiarism!!

    For more information, go to truecrimeirl.com

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    Thank you to the music & the sources used in this episode:

    Spy Glass by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4410-spy-glass

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    https://www.kcrg.com/2021/01/21/jerry-burns-hires-making-a-murderer-lawyer-to-appeal-michelle-martinko-conviction/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Michelle_Martinko

    https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/michelle-martinko-murder-evidence-photos/

    http://sandhillsexpress.com/cbs_national/young-murder-victim-helps-solve-her-own-cold-case-cbsid314346ae/

    https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/police-search-of-dna-behind-much-of-the-argument-in-jerry-burns-appeal


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    • 49 min
    S2 EP2: A Murderer Among Us | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    S2 EP2: A Murderer Among Us | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    The town of Manchester gets the shocking news that there's a murderer among them who has been living as a free man for nearly 40 years. 

    Kelli gets rattled by the local true crime stories creeping into her community. 

    Chris is a robot. 

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    TRUE CRIME IRL is 100% original and unique – and is written, produced, & hosted by Kelli Berens-Brink. 

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    For more information, go to truecrimeirl.com 

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    Thank you to the music & the sources used in this episode: Spy Glass by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4410-spy-glass License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license As I figure Royal Coupling by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5743-royal-coupling License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Big Drumming by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7524-big-drumming License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3770-folk-round License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Graveyard Shift by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3823-graveyard-shift License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Quirky Dog by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4259-quirky-dog License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license The Entertainer by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5765-the-entertainer License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Waltz of Treachery by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4606-waltz-of-treachery License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Urban Gauntlet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5012-urban-gauntlet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Virtutes Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4590-virtutes-instrumenti License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Wretched Destroyer by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5017-wretched-destroyer License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license New Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-town License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Western Streets by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4617-western-streets License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Two Finger Johnny by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5008-two-finger-johnny License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin%27s_Grove_Stagecoach_House https://www.geni.com/people/Clement-Coffin-Judge/6000000011727491488 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_removal https://youtu.be/BVcEa1AEMiE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumspringa https://thehobbywife.com/delaware-county-iowa/ https://youtu.be/T1XgFsitnQw


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    • 38 min
    S2 EP1: Welcome to Manchester | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    S2 EP1: Welcome to Manchester | TCIRL Presents The Manchester Mysteries

    Kelli and Chris tell you the story about how they moved to Manchester. They thought it was your average, run-of-the-mill, boring and safe little town. They were dead wrong. 

    S2 EP1: Welcome to Manchester | TCIRL Presents: The Manchester Mysteries 

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    TRUE CRIME IRL is 100% original and unique – and is written, produced, & hosted by Kelli Berens-Brink. 

    For more information, go to truecrimeirl.com 

    FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA: INSTAGRAM: @TRUECRIMEIRL AND @KELLIBRINK TIKTOK: @TRUECRIMEIRL FACEBOOK: @TRUECRIMEIRL TWITTER: @TRUECRIMEIRL OR @KELLIBRINK 

    BECOME A PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/TRUECRIMEIRLPODCAST 

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    Thank you to the music & the sources used in this episode: 

    Spy Glass by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4410-spy-glass License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license As I figure Royal Coupling by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5743-royal-coupling License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Big Drumming by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7524-big-drumming License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3770-folk-round License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Graveyard Shift by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3823-graveyard-shift License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Quirky Dog by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4259-quirky-dog License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license The Entertainer by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5765-the-entertainer License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Waltz of Treachery by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4606-waltz-of-treachery License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Urban Gauntlet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5012-urban-gauntlet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Virtutes Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4590-virtutes-instrumenti License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Wretched Destroyer by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5017-wretched-destroyer License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license New Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-town License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Western Streets by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4617-western-streets License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Two Finger Johnny by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5008-two-finger-johnny License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin%27s_Grove_Stagecoach_House https://www.geni.com/people/Clement-Coffin-Judge/6000000011727491488 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_removal https://youtu.be/BVcEa1AEMiE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumspringa https://thehobbywife.com/delaware-county-iowa/ https://youtu.be/T1XgFsitnQw


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    • 29 min
    TALK MURDER TO ME: A TRUE CRIME TOUR (Coming To Colorado!) | PROMO

    TALK MURDER TO ME: A TRUE CRIME TOUR (Coming To Colorado!) | PROMO

    TALK MURDER TO ME: A TRUE CRIME TOUR

    Join TCIRL along with: GENERATION WHY, TRUE CONSEQUENCES, & CULTS, CRIMES AND CABERNET!

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    SEASON 2 PROMO: The Manchester Mysteries

    SEASON 2 PROMO: The Manchester Mysteries

    Welcome to Season 2 of True Crime IRL, The Manchester Mysteries. This season, we will be discussing some high-profile and unusual cases that have come out of one particular small community in the Midwest, called, "Manchester". Stories of murder, passion, corruption, and more, are intertwined with local folklore and told from my perspective, as a transplant who witnessed it all go down.  Listen everywhere you get your podcasts. 

    And - lock your doors, people.  

    TrueCrimeirl.com 

    Produced and hosted by Kelli Berens-Brink.


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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

brianbuck13 ,

Perfect True Crime Podcast

I’m so glad I found this podcast. True crime stories delivered in a perfect way. My commutes are a lot easier now! Cant recommend enough!

FB1037 ,

Great podcast

True Crime IRL is a great podcast if you’re looking for one that tackles a new story each week. Great content & production!

GAScreenwriter ,

The Real Deal IRL

Kelli is the real deal, she approaches her episodes with empathy and curiosity. She allows the story to come to her before bringing it to the audience in a truly accessible way. Her passion for truth and justice shines through and she couples that thought and care in her work with an entertaining presentation.

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