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Join Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) as we dig into the real stories behind Netflix Original true crime series and films– how our filmmakers got access, what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of its subjects.

You Can’t Make This Up Netflix

    • TV & Film
    • 3.8, 509 Ratings

Join Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) as we dig into the real stories behind Netflix Original true crime series and films– how our filmmakers got access, what ended up on the cutting room floor, and even the impact a Netflix show can have on the real lives of its subjects.

    Unsolved Mysteries: Missing Witness

    Unsolved Mysteries: Missing Witness

    For over three decades, Unsolved Mysteries engrossed audiences with true tales of missing persons, unsolved murders, and paranormal occurrences - touching on a wide range of stories from UFO sightings to the Kennedy assassinations. Over 260 cold cases were solved because of tips from viewers of the show. Now, the iconic documentary series is on Netflix. “Missing Witness” is the sixth and final episode of volume one of this series. 

    In 2003, Lena Chapin confesses that her mother murdered her missing stepfather, Gary McCullough. At the time, Gary had been missing for four years. Not long before Lena is summoned to testify in court about his disappearance— she mysteriously vanishes. Was she killed by her mother to keep quiet? Lena’s sisters will not stop until they find the truth. In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) speaks with the "Missing Witness" episode executive producer, Robert Wise. Bob’s relationship with the show spans the life of the entire series. In fact, he was the cinematographer for the original Unsolved's pilot episode.

    Before the conversation with Bob, Rebecca also has a discussion with her real-life partner-in-crime and husband, Kevin Flynn. Kevin, who you’ve heard on this podcast before, is an Emmy-award winning former TV journalist, true crime author, and co-host of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Writers On’ with Rebecca. Loyal fans of Unsolved Mysteries might remember these words from the late and irreplaceable former host of the show, Robert Stack: “For every mystery, someone somewhere knows the truth. Perhaps that person is someone listening. Perhaps it’s you.”

    If you have any leads on what might have happened to Lena Chapin, go to https://unsolved.com/home/ to share tips or to learn more about the extensive amount of other mysteries covered by this series.

    Note to listeners: This episode contains spoilers. So make sure to watch the entire episode before listening on. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our guest was recorded in his home and not in a studio. We appreciate your understanding.

    • 46 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: Berkshires' UFO

    Unsolved Mysteries: Berkshires' UFO

    For over three decades, Unsolved Mysteries engrossed audiences with true tales of missing persons, unsolved murders, and paranormal occurrences - touching on a wide range of stories from UFO sightings to the Kennedy assassinations. Over 260 cold cases were solved because of tips from viewers of the show. Now, the iconic documentary series is on Netflix.

    “Berkshires' UFO” is the fifth episode of this series. Over fifty years ago, townspeople from Berkshire County, Massachusetts were traumatized by encounters with an unexplained flying object. In this episode, they come forward with dramatic testimony about the baffling events that took place on the night of September 1, 1969.

    In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) speaks with the "Berkshires' UFO" episode director Marcus A. Clarke.  Before the conversation with Marcus, Rebecca also has a discussion with her real-life partner-in-crime and husband, Kevin Flynn. Kevin, who you’ve heard on this podcast before, is an Emmy-award winning former TV journalist, true crime author, and co-host of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Writers On’ with Rebecca. 

    Loyal fans of Unsolved Mysteries might remember these words from the late and irreplaceable former host of the show, Robert Stack: “For every mystery, someone somewhere knows the truth. Perhaps that person is someone listening. Perhaps it’s you.” If you have any leads on what might have happened in Berkshire County on September 1, 1969, go to https://unsolved.com/home/ to share tips or to learn more about the extensive amount of other mysteries covered by this series. 

     Note to listeners: This episode contains spoilers. So make sure to watch the entire episode before listening on. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our guest was recorded in his home and not in a studio. We appreciate your understanding. Stay tuned for our next episode on Unsolved Mysteries, Episode 6: "Missing Witness."

    • 52 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: No Ride Home

    Unsolved Mysteries: No Ride Home

    For over three decades, Unsolved Mysteries engrossed audiences with true tales of missing persons, unsolved murders, and paranormal occurrences - touching on a wide range of stories from UFO sightings to the Kennedy assassinations. Over 260 cold cases were solved because of tips from viewers of the show. Now, the iconic documentary series is on Netflix. “No Ride Home” is the fourth episode of this series.

    Twenty-three-year-old Alonzo Brooks never returned home after attending a party at a farmhouse in rural Kansas. His body was found a month later only 250 feet from the party location, an area that had already been searched by law enforcement multiple times. Over sixteen years later, the manner and cause of his death still remain unknown. It’s rumored that locals know what happened to Alonzo but nobody’s talking.

    In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) speaks with the "No Ride Home" episode director Marcus A. Clarke. Before the conversation with Marcus, Rebecca also has a discussion with her real-life partner-in-crime and husband, Kevin Flynn. Kevin, who you’ve heard on this podcast before, is an Emmy-award winning former TV journalist, true crime author, and co-host of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Writers On’ with Rebecca.

    Loyal fans of Unsolved Mysteries might remember these words from the late and irreplaceable former host of the show, Robert Stack: “For every mystery, someone somewhere knows the truth. Perhaps that person is someone listening. Perhaps it’s you.” If you have any leads on what might have happened to Alonzo Brooks go to https://unsolved.com/home/ to share tips or to learn more about the extensive amount of other mysteries covered by this series.

    Since this interview was taped, there has been a major development in the Brooks case. According to KSNT, the local NBC news affiliate in Topeka, Alonzo’s body was recently exhumed. This development comes only a few weeks after the FBI announced that they are investigating Alonzo’s death as a potential racially-motivated crime, and offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of the individual or individuals that may be responsible for Alonzo’s death.

    Note to listeners: This episode contains spoilers. So make sure to watch the entire episode before listening on. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our guest was recorded in his home and not in a studio. We appreciate your understanding. Stay tuned for our next episode on Unsolved Mysteries, Episode 5: "Berkshires’ UFO."

    • 58 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: House of Terror

    Unsolved Mysteries: House of Terror

    For over three decades, Unsolved Mysteries engrossed audiences with true tales of missing persons, unsolved murders, and paranormal occurrences - touching on a wide range of stories from UFO sightings to the Kennedy assassinations.

    Over 260 cold cases were solved because of tips from viewers of the show. Now, the iconic documentary series is on Netflix. “House of Terror” is the third episode of this series.

    Almost ten years ago, the bodies of five members of an aristocratic French family were found buried under the back porch of their home —a house later dubbed by reporters as ‘The House of Terror.’ The victims — a mother and her four children — were each shot to death while they slept in their beds. Almost the entire Dupont de Ligonnès family massacred except for the father, Xavier, who vanished shortly after the killings. Xavier is the primary suspect. His whereabouts remain unknown.

    In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) speaks with the "House of Terror" episode director Clay Jeter. Before the conversation with Clay, Rebecca also has a discussion with her real-life partner-in-crime and husband, Kevin Flynn. Kevin, who you’ve heard on this podcast before, is an Emmy-award winning former TV journalist, true crime author, and co-host of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Writers On’ with Rebecca.

    Loyal fans of Unsolved Mysteries might remember these words from the late and irreplaceable former host of the show, Robert Stack: “For every mystery, someone somewhere knows the truth. Perhaps that person is someone listening. Perhaps it’s you.” If you have any leads on what might have happened to the Dupont de Ligonnès Family go to https://unsolved.com/home/ to share tips or to learn more about the extensive amount of other mysteries covered by this series.

    Note to listeners: This episode contains spoilers. So make sure to watch the entire episode before listening on. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our guest was recorded in his home and not in a studio. We appreciate your understanding.

    Stay tuned for our next episode on Unsolved Mysteries, Episode 4: "No Ride Home."

    • 39 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: 13 Minutes

    Unsolved Mysteries: 13 Minutes

    For over three decades, Unsolved Mysteries engrossed audiences with true tales of missing persons, unsolved murders, and paranormal occurrences - touching on a wide range of stories from UFO sightings to the Kennedy assassinations. Over 260 cold cases were solved because of tips from viewers of the show.


    Now, the iconic documentary series is on Netflix.


    “Thirteen Minutes” is the second episode of this series. It's the story of the abduction, disappearance, and murder of Patrice Endres. The 38-year old hairstylist vanished from her salon in Cumming, Georgia in broad daylight during a 13-minute timeframe. Twenty months later, her body was found in a wooded forest, 6 miles from her salon. In this episode, our host Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) speaks with the "13 Minutes" episode director Jimmy Goldblum.

    Before the conversation with Jimmy, Rebecca also has a discussion with her real-life partner-in-crime and husband, Kevin Flynn. Kevin, who you’ve heard on this podcast before, is an Emmy-award winning former TV journalist, true crime author, and co-host of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Writers On’ with Rebecca.


    Loyal fans of Unsolved Mysteries might remember these words from the late and irreplaceable former host of the show, Robert Stack: “For every mystery, someone somewhere knows the truth. Perhaps that person is someone listening. Perhaps it’s you.”

    If you have any leads on what might have happened to Patrice Endres go to https://unsolved.com/home/ to share tips or to learn more about the extensive amount of other mysteries covered by this series.


    This episode contains spoilers. So make sure to watch the entire episode before listening on. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our guest was recorded in his home and not in a studio. Thank you for understanding the change in our normal audio quality.


    Stay tuned for our next episode on Unsolved Mysteries, Episode 3: "House of Terror."

    • 46 min
    Unsolved Mysteries: Mystery on the Rooftop

    Unsolved Mysteries: Mystery on the Rooftop

    For over three decades, Unsolved Mysteries engrossed audiences with true tales of missing persons, unsolved murders, and paranormal occurrences - touching on a wide range of stories from UFO sightings to the Kennedy assassinations.

    Over 260 cold cases were solved because of tips from viewers of the show.

    In this episode, Rebecca Lavoie (Crime Writers On...) speaks with Terry Dunn Meurer, the series co-creator and executive producer. They break down episode one of the series reboot: “Mystery on the Rooftop” about the unexplained death of Rey Rivera.

    Before the conversation with Terry, our host Rebecca has a discussion with her real-life partner-in-crime and husband, Kevin Flynn. Kevin, who you’ve heard on this podcast before, is an Emmy-award winning former TV journalist, true crime author, and co-host of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Writers On’ with Rebecca.

    If you have any leads on what might have happened to Rey Rivera go to https://unsolved.com/ to share tips or to learn more about the extensive amount of other mysteries covered by this series.

    Loyal fans of Unsolved Mysteries might remember these words from the late and irreplaceable former host of the show, Robert Stack: “For every mystery, someone somewhere knows the truth. Perhaps that person is someone listening. Perhaps it’s you.”

    This episode contains spoilers so please make sure to watch the entire episode before listening on.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

Dpointted ,

“Mmmmmmm”

Pretty good, but the host says “like” and “mmm” so often that I might have to stop listening.

jimslade1972 ,

If Netflix True Crime Is The Chocolate, Ms. Lavoie-Flynn & Co. Bring the Peanut Butter

I've never been a big podcast fan until relatively recently, but have always enjoyed Netflix's true crime documentaries and docu-seires; plus, being a fan of another Rebecca Lavoie-Flynn hosted podcast, I figured I'd give this one a try. It's now a staple of my few favorite pods, and I love it. In short: You Can't Make This Up is a wonderfully produced, deliciously engaging, and insighful accompanyment to the Netflix produitions they cover. Brilliantly crafted "behind-the-scenes" interviews with people like Jeffrey Toobin, Joe Berlinger, Kevin Flynn, and Jimmy Goldblum give some valuable extra depth and color to the Netflix productions. It's a big beautiful audio cherry on Netflix's rich true crime cake. A must listen for any Netflix true crime fan. My ears are hungry for more.

Mattsky Pink Pants ,

Hire a New Host

Sorry but Rebecca Lavoie has no credibility due to views on Adnan Syed and her alignment with Arabia Chaudry

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