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The original true crime review podcast that looks at other podcasts, TV, and pop culture. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other po… read more

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Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic & Happy Jail

September 16th, 2019

1:12:16

Rebecca gets around. Even as she’s laid up recovering from ankle surgery, our host will appear on other podcasts including "Undisclosed Addendum," "The JV Club," and bonus episodes of "In the Dark." Meantime, there’s a …

Bardstown & The Great Hack

September 9th, 2019

1:17:23

Kevin provides some good news in his battle with cancer. Also, Lara hired a murderer. (It's complicated.)

The panel talks about Netflix’s latest documentary, a deep dive into the scandal around Cambridge Analytica. “The …

Mindhunter returns! Plus, 30 for 30: The Sterling Affairs

September 2nd, 2019

1:09:28

On the podcast, Kevin talks about being radioactive and Toby, where is thy sting?

In True Crime Update: even more about Dirty John.

The panel reviews the latest from 30 for 30 podcasts: The Sterling Affairs. It explores …

Room 20 & Who Killed Garrett Phillips?

August 19th, 2019

1:13:55

Studio C has been relocated to accommodate Rebecca and Kevin's upcoming medical procedures. They give Lara and Toby health updates.

First on the double bill is HBO's "Who Killed Garrett Phillips." The 12-year-boy was …

Bundyville: The Remnant and The Clearing

August 5th, 2019

1:07:59

As summer rolls on, so do the hot new podcasts. First, the panel revisits the Patriot Movement in the sequel to Bundyville: “The Remnant.” It’s a …

I Love You, Now Die & Exhibit A

July 22nd, 2019

1:18:42

We're back with a double review. First, HBO's “I Love You, Now Die,” exams the strange case of a teenager accused of ordering her boyfriend to commit suicide over text message. The documentary tells a deeper story than …

In the Dark Revelations and Atlantic

July 8th, 2019

1:01:24

Following the US Supreme Court striking down Curtis Flowers’ conviction, In The Dark has returned with what could be the final episode of season two. …

Big Little Lies and Slate's The Queen

July 1st, 2019

1:12:44

This week, the panel talks about Madeline Baron’s rapid response episode of “In the Dark” following the SCOTUS decision on Curtis Flowers. What was …

Double review: Confronting OJ and Man in the Window

June 24th, 2019

1:14:14

Lots of true crime podcast updates this week! The US Supreme Court has vacated the conviction of In The Dark S2 subject Curtis Flowers in a 7-2 …

When They See Us & This Land

June 17th, 2019

1:23:29

In True Crime Update, a listener of the “Bear Brook” podcast solved a big part of the cold case. We hear from Rebecca’s colleague Jason Moon, as well …

The Legend of Cocaine Island (Live from PodX!)

June 10th, 2019

1:05:12

In a break from format, this episode was recorded before a live audience at PodX in Nashville!

The panel discusses the stylized, semi-serious Netflix documentary "The Legend of Cocaine Island." Is this story of buried …

HBO's Chernobyl and Killing Eve season 2

June 3rd, 2019

1:03:22

Kevin makes his return from his latest surgery to sound that call: TRUE CRIME PODCAST UPDATE! From Paris, the trial of "West Cork" subject Ian Bailey …

White Lies and that Game of Thrones finale

May 27th, 2019

1:04:30

With Kevin taking a week off to recuperate from cancer surgery, Rebecca, Lara, and Toby nerd out on the series finale of Game of Thrones. (Bran the Broken? WTF?) Then the panel digs deep into NPR's new podcast, "White …

That Zac Efron Bundy movie and The Last Days of August

May 20th, 2019

1:21:49

This week on the podcast: TWO REVIEWS!

The panel breaks down the latest film in the Ted Bundy canon: It's called Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile and it's on Netflix.

Then, a review of Jon Ronson's latest take on …

Double review of "Charged" and "At the Heart of Gold"

May 13th, 2019

1:17:51

The panel begins with some appearance announcements, plus the reveal of our PodX ticket giveaway winner. Then somehow we get on a tangent about the 1978-1981 TV series, "The White Shadow."

There's a new HBO documentary …

Whatcha gonna do with our Running from COPS review?

May 6th, 2019

1:14:55

Kevin begins with a health update. Then the panel then wields their Valyrian steel and takes a stab at The Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones.

TO SKIP SPOILERS FROM EP 3 OF GoT, go to 18:12

Moving on, the …

Netflix's Madeleine McCann doc and a Make-a-wish mystery podcast

April 29th, 2019

1:08:23

With Rebecca and Lara on school vacation, Kevin and Toby are joined by special guest Sarah D. Bunting from "The Blotter Presents...."

First off the …

The Murder Squad! A Blackout podcast review! And Billy Jensen!

April 22nd, 2019

1:07:18

We take a quick look at “Murder Squad.” The concept of the podcast from journalist Billy Jensen and cold case investigator Paul Holes is to not only …

A double review! Uncover: The Village and The Ballad of Billy Balls!

April 15th, 2019

1:19:43

Uncover: The Village,” investigates a series of murders in Toronto’s Gay Village. Despite a 2018 arrest, gay residents of The Village have been …

To Live and Die in LA - NOPE. Plus, an In The Dark SCOTUS update!

April 8th, 2019

1:14:39

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The Case Against Adnan Syed Part 4 - So what did we learn?

April 1st, 2019

1:28:01

The crime writers give some hot takes on SCOTUS oral arguments on the Curtis Flowers case. Which justices shocked the panel? Plus, we get a hilarious sneak-peek at Lara's new Patreon-exclusive podcast, The Brickter …

Breaking: Adnan Syed's DNA was NOT found in new evidence tests. But what does that mean?

March 29th, 2019

16:20

Ahead of this weekend's final episode in "The Case Against Adnan Syed," the Baltimore Sun broke the news with an article that says the State of Maryland ran DNA tests in October 2018 on previously untested evidence from …

The Case Against Adnan Syed Part 3 - Did we get that bombshell yet?

March 25th, 2019

1:13:25

After an announcement about Kevin's health, Rebecca gets straight to business with Colin Miller. Legal Siri himself discusses an error he discovered …

The Case Against Adnan Syed part 2 (on TV and in real life)

March 18th, 2019

1:25:57

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Rebecca and Kevin discuss Adnan Syed’s recent legal setback with Rabia Chaudry. She also …

The Case Against Adnan Syed Part 1 & Leaving Neverland

March 11th, 2019

1:23:53

The crime writers give their take on part 1 of HBO's "The Case Against Adnan Syed." Like the movie version of a favorite book, the episode covers the …

Update: Adnan Syed Denied A New Trial

March 8th, 2019

8:50

Rebecca and Kevin react to the breaking news in Adnan Syed's legal case, and talk about what could happen next.

Over My Dead Body review, True Detective wrap, and a Steven Avery win

March 4th, 2019

1:16:17

A big week for Lara, as she broadcasts from the Great White North of New Hampshire, having traversed the area on a snowmobile. She also hosted True Crime Obsessed’s Patrick Hinds and his family for their Granite State …

I am the Night! Reply All's The Founder! And an In The Dark update!

February 25th, 2019

1:17:11

Rebecca teases the upcoming supplemental episodes of In the Dark, Lara gets sick, Toby has further thoughts on Maura Murray, and Kevin explains his fear of being blown up by his snow blower.

The panel discuss "The …

A Conviction Podcast Review! And An (Informed) Maura Murray Case Update!

February 18th, 2019

1:25:32

Crime writers assemble! Lara gets to bitch about stuff she can’t hear them saying on “True Detective.” Toby discovers the “Crime Beat” podcast, which he predicts will go big. Rebecca talks to Maggie Freleng about new …

The Ted Bundy Tapes, The Dropout, and it's coming...The Case Against Adnan Syed

February 11th, 2019

1:18:04

Rebecca and Kevin announce a new benefit for Patreon supporters. You’ll now be able to get Married with Podcast, their exclusive marriage & parenting advice show. Check out www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia for …

Is True Detective back? (Plus, Gimlet's new true crime project and Sheela's big screen potential!)

February 4th, 2019

1:14:05

Lara is hopped up on chocolate-covered espresso beans…so hold on to your hats, people. The panel talks about Hollywood’s plans for a dramatized …

Abducted in Plain Sight....is bananas

January 28th, 2019

1:08:52

It's a breakfast-hour recording for the panel after a basement flooding emergency threw off the schedule (not to fear...Studio C is undamaged). Also, …

Monster: The Zodiac Killer - Is it a podcast worth listening to?

January 21st, 2019

1:12:37

The crime writers discuss the finer points of hate mail. Toby gives a shout out to a little-known but important local podcast called 2nd Read, Rebecca and Kevin plug their appearance on Netflix's "You Can't Make This Up

Broken Harts broke our hearts (and not in a good way)

January 14th, 2019

1:10:43

Two true crime updates this week. The "hot sheriff" from Murder Mountain issues a rebuttal of-sorts to the Netflix doc. Meantime, based on a recent court decision favorable to his case, Adnan Syed's legal team has …

Murder Mountain and Bandersnatch and Chill

January 7th, 2019

1:11:00

It’s 2019 and the Crime Writers resolve to bring it in the new year.

The panel clicks its way through "Bandersnatch," Netflix’s hot interactive TV …

The Innocent Man on Netflix, a Making a Murderer lawsuit, and a Monster podcast trailer

December 24th, 2018

1:14:14

Is it an early Christmas present, or a justified lawsuit? We weigh in on the news that one of the maybe-corrupt law enforcement officers featured in Making A Murderer has filed suit against Netflix and the filmmakers. …

A big break, a Cold review and the Best of 2018

December 17th, 2018

1:22:40

OH SNAP! Rebecca describes her misadventure in the woods. We make an announcement about PodX. In true crime update, Curtis Flowers's defense hopes to …

A Teacher's Pet update, HBO's The Sentence and Headlong: Surviving Y2K

December 10th, 2018

1:28:22

IRL Rebecca renders a verdict...and gets to check something off her bucket list. There's a true crime update out of Australia with an arrest in the …

Dirty John on TV, an Ear Hustle update, and our review of The City

December 3rd, 2018

1:11:58

Good news/bad news in our true crime podcast updates. He’s podcasting’s second most-famous inmate. Now someone is leaving Ear Hustle…for a great reason. Also, a return trip to Winona by Madeline Baron and In the Dark

Serial Season 3 is over! And is Homecoming worth a watch?

November 19th, 2018

1:24:07

Serial wraps up season 3 with more from Joshua behind bars (should the whole season have been him?). We leave some notes in the suggestion box for …

Serial Episode 8 & Believed (the podcast about Larry Nassar)

November 12th, 2018

1:22:18

Sarah Koenig talking to a man behind bars who got done-wrong by the system. Wait, what season of Serial is this? We're talking about "A Madman's Vacation" with its revealing look at the Cleveland juvenile justice system.

Making a Murderer Season 2 - Our breakdown and review!

November 5th, 2018

1:22:17

Killers or conspiracy? Justice or just desserts?

We dedicate our entire episode to the much-awaited sequel to 2016's breakout hit and cultural …

Serial Episode 7 and Gladiator from Wondery

October 29th, 2018

1:14:35

In Serial episode 7, "Snowball Effect," we see the negative after-effects of Erimius's and Jesse's cases. What were once two men with the moral high …

Serial Episode 6 and Happy Face (A hot mess review!)

October 22nd, 2018

1:08:51

It's the return for the Brickter Scale. In Serial episode 6, "You in the Red Shirt," Sarah and Emmanuel get into the story of a man beaten by East …

Serial Episode 5 & The Dream (Yup, that podcast about MLMs!)

October 15th, 2018

1:23:59

In Serial episode 5, Pleas Baby Pleas, Sarah brings us inside the prosecutor’s office, giving us a view of what it’s like to be one of too-few prosecutors in a system with too many felonies to prosecute, with some …

Serial Episode 4 & American Vandal (Season Number Two!)

October 7th, 2018

1:13:28

For Serial season 3 episode 4, "A Bird in Jail is Worth Two on the Street," Sarah introduces us to man charged with shooting of an infant in a car …

Serial Season 3: Episode 3 & Uncover: Escaping NXIVM

October 1st, 2018

1:18:53

In Serial episode 3, "Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit," Sarah looks into the issue of how the police interact with the African-American population in …

Serial Season 3: Episode 1 and 2 - Our breakdown and review!

September 24th, 2018

1:18:42

Get ready for the best discussion and analysis of the Serial podcast. Sarah Koenig is back for season 3 (finally!) - Along with Emmanuel Dzotsi, Sarah gives us a year in the life of the Cleveland Justice Center.

For …

Dr. Death, Ozark Season 2, and Serial Season 3 is almost here!

September 13th, 2018

1:11:41

Weekly episodes of "Crime Writers On" have returned! And so has "Serial!" For season 3, Sarah K and Co. will look at the justice system from the inside: embedding themselves in a criminal courthouse in Cleveland.

Note: …

Serial Season 3 is almost here, guys

September 5th, 2018

1:43

Those wacky Serial folks just dropped an 8-minute mini ep/trailer for season 3!! We are *all* over it.

This episode has IT ALL: Up and Vanished, Sharp Objects, Pam Smart, Kim Kardashian and MORE!

August 31st, 2018

1:21:50

Wow, we've got more true crime than you can shake a stick at! This time out we talk about Kim Kardashian's new-found love of "Serial," the latest …

A Double-Bill Review: Slow Burn and Castle Rock!

August 16th, 2018

1:11:30

In the world of true crime updates, Irish authorities have issued a new report on police conduct in the West Cork case. Speaking of podcasts from …

A Bundyville review! A Dark Tourist debate! And Rebecca gets called for jury duty!

August 3rd, 2018

1:15:17

On our off week, the Crime Writers got together face-to-face for the first time in ages. We're back with lots to talk about. This includes the latest "In the Dark"-related court filings in the Curtis Flowers case, the …

An S-Town lawsuit, an In The Dark tragedy, and a Sharp Objects Review

July 20th, 2018

1:30:27

While Toby broadcasts from a beautiful island lake house, the rest of the panel sweats it out to bring you another episode of Crime Writers On with a …

Rewinding The RFK Tapes and In The Dark's triumphant finale

July 6th, 2018

1:22:58

Kevin is recording in his underwear and Stephen King has come to live at Lara's house. It must be time for the summer edition of Crime Writers On.

In the first part of the podcast we'll review The RFK Tapes from the team …

Has In The Dark surpassed Serial? Plus, Adnan Syed gets a timeline, and Flint Town gets our review.

June 22nd, 2018

1:16:56

Is In The Dark a better podcast than Serial season one? Or would it not even exist were it not for Serial?

The Crime Writers take on that debate as we …

Those new eps of The Staircase! An S-Town movie? And In The Dark has us like...

June 15th, 2018

1:23:55

What a bad week for Lara. First she loses the chowder contest, then she had to listen to that enraging interview with DA Doug Evans from "In the Dark" (of which Rebecca genuinely worried for Lara's health). Everyone has …

'In the Dark' outrages, 'Killing Eve' slays, and what really happened to Maura Murray

June 8th, 2018

1:13:20

Lara hits the roof after hearing the latest installment of "In the Dark." We knew the court was rough on the defendant - but the jurors too?!

Kevin gives a plug for the June 8-9 Toronto True Crime Film Festival. He'll be …

A hot review of 30 for 30's "Bikram," Adnan Syed responds, and an "In the Dark" recantation

June 1st, 2018

1:11:32

More paper pasted this week in the Adnan Syed case. The defense has filed its conditional cross-petition. It basically says, "Hey state supreme court, don't take this case. But if you do, we got some stuff over here we …

Dismissing Adnan's charges? The Handmaids return! An In The Dark Update! And Grading The Teacher's Pet!

May 25th, 2018

1:03:50

Could it be? Could the next Baltimore State's Attorney be willing to drop charges against Adnan Syed? Well..he's gotta win first. How about them

Evil Genius! That HBO Adnan Syed Documentary! Miracle Whip! And More In the Dark!

May 18th, 2018

1:14:56

There are TWO true crime updates this week in the Adnan Syed case. First, prosecutors have decided to ask Maryland's highest court to review the …

In The Dark - A Great True Crime Podcast Returns!

May 11th, 2018

1:14:22

This week the Crime Writers look at the second season of "In the Dark" from APM Reports. Madeline Baron and her team investigate the case of Curtis Flowers, a man who’s been tried six times for the same crime. Is the …

The clock's ticking on Adnan Syed's case! Done Disappeared is back! And our Caliphate podcast review!

May 4th, 2018

1:03:48

Lara makes her triumphant return, promising to bring her A game.

We give an update on the COSA appeal in favor of Adnan Syed: why the next 15 days are important. Speaking of triumphant returns, John David Booter is back …

Is The Habitat a terrible podcast? Is the Golden State Killer caught??! And Westworld returns!

April 27th, 2018

1:11:29

Lara picked the wrong week to go on vacation...

The panel gives their reaction to the capture of the alleged Golden State Killer. Did Michelle …

Extra! The Golden State Killer has been caught! So here's our I'll Be Gone In The Dark book club show!

April 25th, 2018

1:05:15

If you've been following the news, you've probably heard that the man dubbed the Golden State Killer by I'll Be Gone In The Dark author Michelle …

Death in Ice Valley! And our review of Unforgotten (on PBS!)

April 20th, 2018

1:06:49

Internet fame is bestowed upon one of the crime writers (thanks to The Daily podcast and interpretive dancing). News from West Cork...Ian Bailey is going to have to pay a lot of money. And the panel wants to know more …

Marcia Clark Investigates! And is Felonious Florida a felonious podcast?

April 13th, 2018

1:16:48

This episode Toby announces the title and guest panel for his next Patreon book club podcast (name of podcast still TBD). The Peabody Award nominations are out, and true crime is well represented. And Rebecca reveals …

A legal victory for Serial's Adnan Syed & A review of Empire on Blood

April 6th, 2018

1:34:09

This episode we breakdown the recent COSA decision affirming Adnan Syed's right to a new trial. Kevin asks Undisclosed's Colin Miller (aka Legal …

Wild Wild Country, Moon over New Mexico, and We are the Champions

March 30th, 2018

1:14:56

We said we had to win the whole damn thing - and we did! THANKS TO LISTENERS LIKE YOU we won Podcast Madness, vanquishing This America Life in the …

BREAKING NEWS: Adnan Syed wins in court!

March 29th, 2018

3:23

True crime podcast update: The Court of Special Appeals has affirmed Serial subject Adnan Syed's lower court ruling which vacated his conviction and …

Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo, The Staircase returns, and an Atlanta Monster take-down

March 23rd, 2018

1:20:08

IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP! Crime Writers On is facing off against This American Life for a chance to win DiscoverPods's PODCAST MADNESS. We are one win away from SHOCKING THE WORLD! Let's get it done: vote now at

O.J. Confessed? Atlanta Monster revisited? Seven Seconds Reviewed! (And more!)

March 16th, 2018

1:12:48

This episode the panel blitzes through a bunch of topics. Who knew Stormy Daniels was an accomplished equestrian? That $500m lottery winner gets to remain anonymous. Why did Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth) get paid less …

A McMafia Review, An EPIC Rant & "I'll be Gone in the Dark"

March 9th, 2018

1:05:49

The panel talks about updates from "The Pope's Long Con" and "Mommy Dead & Dearest." We listen to a profanity-laden rant from "Crime in Sports" about self-important podcasters. And we talk about the gripping new …

Disgraceland reviewed, the Pope's final con, & Dassey's SCOTUS appeal

February 23rd, 2018

1:09:33

Before we take a week off for school vacation (thank you, children) we'll circle back to some important True Crime Updates. The election to fill the …

HBO's Mosaic, lottery woes, and a brief return to West Cork

February 16th, 2018

1:15:51

This week we ponder the problems of winning $550 million in the lottery and keeping a low profile. We get a love letter from Ireland and circle back …

Double Take: The Onion's 'A Very Fatal Murder' and our (spoiler free) 'West Cork' review

February 9th, 2018

1:05:56

Not even a blizzard can stop the Crime Writers from their appointed rounds (though it may crackle the connection once in a while).

We get skeeved out by the latest accusations of "Making a Murderer" …

A Done Disappeared encore, Slow Burn’s next story, The Walk’s big idea, The Alienist reviewed

February 2nd, 2018

1:05:05

A Done Disappeared encore, Slow Burn’s next story, The Walk’s big idea, and an Alienist review

The Crime Writers take on a trio of True Crime Podcast Updates as Slow Burn wraps up season one and teases a *fantastic* …

In which we review "Dark" from Netflix and retract our criticism of a maligned media figure

January 25th, 2018

1:12:47

This week we unveil the new name for Studio C (it's a mouthful), learn Toby's actually the nice one, and get freaked out by what this drug can make …

Atlanta Monster gets our review! And Dirty John gets the prime time treatment!

January 19th, 2018

1:24:04

It was one of 2017's biggest podcasts. Now the tale of "Dirty John" gets the treatment from Dateline NBC. Does a 42 minute TV episode add anything to …

WTF Wormwood? At least we still have Slow Burn...

January 12th, 2018

1:15:27

"We are not crooks." This episode we'll circle back to Slate's excellent Watergate-based series, "Slow Burn." Look what happens when those who …

The Pope's Long Con and Done Disappeared finale! (And by the time you hear this we might all be dead.)

January 5th, 2018

1:10:33

The Crime Writers might be from New Hampshire, but the shizz that's been going down with our weather has been BANANAS. Seriously, by the time you hear this, we might all be dead.

BUT - we're not dead yet, so we responded …

A Godless Review, Adnan Syed's Witness, & A New Jinx Lead?

December 22nd, 2017

1:18:16

In our last installment of 2017, we have an exclusive interview with Undisclosed’s Rabia Chaudry. She’ll be talking about a defense alibi witness for Adnan Syed, whose recent arrest again points to prosecutors looking …

Dassey Hopes Dashed, Done Disappeared Does Us, and a Voyeur Review

December 15th, 2017

1:09:10

Well, lookie lookie here. We've got the latest disappointing news for Brendan Dassey's hopes of a new trial, get to spread some podcast love to both Amber Hunt and Bill Rankin, and take the hit from Done Disappeared's …

Slow Burn Podcast Review, Making A Murderer Misstep & A Cow Named Lara

December 8th, 2017

1:08:47

The Crime Writers dig in to the problem with sending flowers to a judge, even when said judge has just ruled the way you wanted her to in the Steven …

Done Disappeared, Alias Grace on Netflix and More

December 1st, 2017

1:11:30

OMG - We can't get enough of Done Disappeared, the amazing parody true crime podcast by the unparalleled talent that IS John David Booter. We review that show and try to figure out the mystery of just what happened to …

Manson, Long Shot, and our Must-Listen Podcast Recommendations

November 22nd, 2017

1:13:14

It's our 100th episode and we're celebrating by...doing what we always do.

We'll look at the times and crimes of the late Charles Manson. The panel …

A CWO Gameshow! Some Up and Vanished News, and Elizabeth Smart on A&E

November 17th, 2017

1:08:14

Watch out - this episode is punchy! The Crime Writers settle a beef, play a couple of games, and yes, talk about Payne Lindsey's new TV deal AND his YouTube music video alter ego.

Then, a look at the Elizabeth Smart case …

Stranger Things 2 Reviewed, Maura Murray Disputed, Bowe Bergdahl Sentenced

November 10th, 2017

1:18:09

The Crime Writers complain about Rebecca's jet lag and a certain crappy airline, and Lara is LITERALLY about to become a crazy cat lady. Plus, Toby's book is classy AF.

Then, a trio of True Crime Updates: Bowe Bergdahl's …

Heaven's Gate, Toby's Cult of Personality, & Stranger Things 2 First Impressions

November 3rd, 2017

1:10:31

No more Amazon list??? Yup, the behemoth site kicked us out of their affiliate program, so we'll have to find something else for Toby to do...

The Crime Writers open up the hit podcast Heaven's Gate, and, KNOWLEDGE …

Mindhunter from Netflix, Making a Murderer's Paper Trail, and an Ode to Stampy

October 27th, 2017

1:20:28

The Crime Writers dive in to Mindhunter - a series from Netflix about FBI profilers that even Rebecca can get behind. And newly-minted Broadway Siri Patrick Hinds makes a cameo with a little Groffsauce primer you won't …

Accused Season 2 and BIG Serial and S-Town legal news

October 20th, 2017

1:05:49

The Crime Writers review the second season of Rebecca's favorite true crime podcast from last year, Accused by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Will the …

Dirty John (and Debra!), a Sarah Koenig encounter, and a (maybe) deal for Serial's Bowe Bergdhal

October 13th, 2017

1:19:28

Rebecca met Sarah Koenig!! She fills us in on that awkward encounter.

What's the latest with Serial season two subject Bowe Bergdahl? Seems he's made some kind of deal with the government. We invite back retired USMC Lt …

Law & Order does the Menendez Brothers, Scott Peterson's guilt in question, Steven Avery gets dealt a blow

October 6th, 2017

1:07:40

The Crime Writers review the totally not Law & Order take on a famous case: Law & Order: The Menendez murders. Plus, a big setback for Stephen Avery has the panel revisiting our opinions on the Making a Murderer …

American Vandal, The Confession Tapes, and a Making a Murderer update

September 29th, 2017

1:12:17

Did Brendan Dassey's dubious confession on "Making a Murderer" make your skin crawl? The Chief Circuit Judge in his ongoing appeal said it did. But …

The Deuce review, updates on Slenderman, S-Town and Unabomber and SO much more

September 22nd, 2017

1:18:28

The Crime Writers change the way we do business because someone told us to. We dive into a bunch of updates on cases surrounding the S-Town podcast …

We review Hanging AND catch-up on Laci, Scientology, Slenderman & more!

September 15th, 2017

1:08:01

Weekly episodes have returned (no more goldbricking for Bricker - no more laying about for Lavoie)! The Crime Writers revisit some of the content …

That Laci Peterson series, a Bowe Bergdahl update, and a podcaster controversy

September 1st, 2017

1:23:31

Red-eyed and jet-lagged, Rebecca and Kevin are back from Podcast Movement in Anaheim with stories of their exploits with your (and their) favorite podcasters. They'll spill some tea over what caused some controversy a …

Casting Call, Black Hands & Ozark Binge

August 18th, 2017

1:16:24

We're ready for our close ups! Our listeners asked and answered the hypothetical question, "If there were a movie about the Crime Writers, who would …

Manhunt: Unabomber, A Profiler Debate, & Homecoming Season 2 Review

August 4th, 2017

1:06:42

The Crime Writers tackle a pair of hot media properties this week with a look at the Discovery Channel's latest foray into crime with Manhunt: The Unabomber. This leads to a heated debate about how FBI profilers are …

OJ Gets Out, Game of Thrones Groans, Breakdown Returns, A Trace Review

July 21st, 2017

1:13:28

So that happened...OJ Simpson got early release for his 2007 Las Vegas robbery conviction. After watching the "Parole Hearing of the Century," what …

Dassey Hopes Dashed, More Ear Hustling, & Making a Mogul

July 7th, 2017

1:07:22

As David Lee Roth said, "I heard you missed us. We're back."

A one-week break gives us plenty of time to listen to stuff. And catch up on the latest news from the world of true crime.

We circle back for a listen to the …

True Crime & Wine, Disappointing Verdicts, & Raccoon Badassery

June 23rd, 2017

1:11:12

Love mail galore as listeners weigh in on Ear Hustle, Toby's dog-like voice, and listening to our show during the most important moments of their lives (really!). Then, our take on the not-so surprising (but still …

Ear Hustle Crushes It! Adnan's Judges Get It! & Another S-Town Twist

June 15th, 2017

1:10:04

What should Toby's standard karaoke song be? THE WORLD IS WEIGHING IN.

Rebecca heard something in this week's Undisclosed episode on Adnan Syed's …

Adnan Syed & Steven Avery Updates, The Keepers (Wrapped in Newspaper!) Detail & 74 Seconds

June 9th, 2017

1:16:02

The State of Maryland got its bite at the apple, asking a three judge panel to reinstate Adnan Syed's conviction. The hour-long hearing dove more into Asia McClain and not-so-much into fax cover sheets. What's next for …

Jeepers! Netflix's The Keepers, Tiger Woods' Fall, and Dede Revisited

June 2nd, 2017

1:26:32

We start with a pat on the back for Kevin, as our spin-off podcast "...These Are Their Stories" has been nominated for Best TV/Film Podcast by the Academy of Podcasting. No one know how or why the show was picked, but …

She can walk?!!! A 'Mommy Dead and Dearest' review - Is it PEAK true crime?

May 26th, 2017

1:11:49

The crime writers take on the super weird and (sort of) satisfying HBO film Mommy Dead and Dearest. Plus, we explain why we talk about some podcasts and not others, Rebecca asks our listeners for a HUGE favor, and a …

Serial Justice, Podcast Crushes, And A Big Hand For The Handmaid's Tale

May 18th, 2017

1:10:55

First: More listener-driven shenanigans

Next: The panel makes recommendations for podcasts you should be downloading. They include finishing the …

Richard Simmons Strikes Back, 'Trigger Warning' Debate, and Casting JonBenet

May 12th, 2017

1:14:10

We open up the mail bag and let you weigh in on our discussions about "13 Reasons Why" and the former-profiler-turned-podcaster who's caused a bit of a dust-up among our fans.

Richard Simmons may have lost touch with …

Real-Crime Profile of S-Town, 13 Reasons Why & The War on Twitter

May 5th, 2017

1:23:48

We needed that week off. Seems like everyone's got a podcast side gig now. Toby's hosting Radio Free Dystopia, Kevin's making an appearance on Jed Bartlet is My President, and Rebecca is a new permanent panelist on …

Richard Simmons Emerges! Adnan Syed Update! And Casey Anthony...WTF?

April 20th, 2017

1:11:51

Did Missing Richard Simmons flush out our favorite fitness guru? The Crime Writers give their take. Plus, Kevin reaches out to Legal Siri (AKA Colin …

S-Town by Serial: Group Therapy on a Post-Podcast Couch

April 14th, 2017

1:14:09

The Crime Writers are taking you to church (er...not that church) as we share your love for and criticisms of S-Town (and your criticisms of our criticisms).  

Were we made to sympathize with racist characters? Did we …

S-Town by Serial - Episodes 5-7 recap

April 5th, 2017

1:19:48

The crime writers review chapters 5, 6, and 7 of S-Town, the new podcast series from Serial and This American Life. The entire series, featuring host Brian Reed, dropped on Tuesday, March 28. This discussion gets a …

S-Town by Serial - Episodes 2-4 Recap & Review

March 31st, 2017

1:12:04

The Crime Writers jump in to chapters two through four of "S-town," the new podcast series from Serial and This American Life. The entire series, featuring host Brian Reed, dropped on Tuesday, March 28.

Watch your feed …

S-Town by Serial - Episode 1 Recap & Review

March 29th, 2017

36:54

The Crime Writers review episode one of S-Town - the new podcast series from the folks behind Serial and This American Life. The entire series, …

Missing Richard Simmons Finale Review, Tickled Shocker, And A Breakdown Breakdown?

March 24th, 2017

1:14:27

After recommending people watch the documentary "Tickled," the response from our listeners was an overwhelming, "What the F did I just watch"? Then a shocker: David D'amato, a key figure in the investigation, "died …

Intrigued by S-Town ! Disturbed by Tickled ! And the Owl Theory takes flight!

March 17th, 2017

1:04:25

What do you do in the middle of blizzard? Record a podcast, of course. 

First, the trailer for the new Serial spin-off "S-town" dropped! What will the seven episode series be about? We don't know, but Sarah Koenig's crew …

A Richard Simmons Slump! An Adnan Syed Tidbit! And A Review Of Time: The Kalief Browder Story

March 10th, 2017

1:04:46

The panel is at full strength now that Lara managed to talk her way out of an arrest by the railroad police (yes, there is such a thing).

We begin …

State v Adnan Syed (AGAIN), MORE Missing Richard Simmons & HBO's Big Little Lies

March 4th, 2017

1:05:23

It's another paper dump in the ongoing appeals around Adnan Syed from Serial season one. Kevin takes a look at yet another news-making turn in the …

We Talk About 'Missing Richard Simmons' AND That 'Up and Vanished' True Crime Update!

February 25th, 2017

1:14:05

Can you feel the love tonight? The Crime Writers can. 

Plus, the gang dives in to the breaking news about an arrest in the Tara Grinstead case - that's the one featured in the "Up and Vanished" podcast.

At the time of …

Out Like A Serial Flynn, Etan's Legacy, & Netlix's Shadow Of Truth

February 17th, 2017

1:06:28

In a jam-packed episode, the panel drinks the hater-aid as they read some of their correspondence. Rebecca name drops her fill-in gig on Slate's "Mom & Dad Are Fighting" podcast - which, ironically, is what the …

The Staircase/Michael Peterson Owl Theory, Alford Pleas & A Stranglers Podcast Review

February 11th, 2017

1:01:37

The panel tackles a HUGE true crime update - the Alford plea taken by Michael Peterson, the novelist and suspected murder featured in The Staircase - a documentary Rebecca contends is the Citizen Kane of true crime. As …

YUGE Serial News! Beware the Slenderman! And the Bear Brook Murders...solved?

February 4th, 2017

1:18:42

The first Serial spinoff, "S-town," will be dropping in March. And we do mean "dropping." Serial Productions says it will release all of its episodes at once...making it one of the first major podcasts to invite fans to …

No Serial Pardon, Bowe Bergdahl's Trump Problem & The Myth Of Kitty Genovese

January 28th, 2017

1:04:07

Note: next week we're talking about HBO's "Beware the Slenderman." (Homework is optional!)

Pardon us. Please. We're looking into the latest twist in the court martial of Serial season two protagonist Bowe Bergdahl. We're …

Serial Appeal Stumble, Journalism Bullies & Suspect Convictions

January 21st, 2017

1:13:18

Toby's back...just in time to weigh in on the newest true crime podcast fill our ears.
But first - the state of Maryland has won the latest round in Adnan Syed's quest to get out of prison now that his conviction has …

Serial Snobbery? A JonBenet Lawsuit! And Scientology & The Aftermath

January 14th, 2017

1:15:41

When Toby's away, the mice will play...AND talk about all sorts of great stuff.

Special guest panelist Amelia McDonnell-Parry gives us a lowdown on what she saw at Adnan Syed's PCR hearing, and why she thinks Sarah …

Adnan Syed's Setback, Serial's Audio Boo-Boo, and a Homecoming Podcast Review

December 30th, 2016

1:04:25

After a holiday break, we're back. And so much has happened again.
In the land of true crime podcast updates, Adnan Syed has been denied bail while …

A FEISTY Split Decision: Should You Listen to This True Crime Podcast?

December 16th, 2016

1:03:47

The CBC's Someone Knows Something is back with a second season.

So should you listen? That's the question the crime writers will try to answer. …

Crimetown & Westworld Have Us Like Whoa!!

December 9th, 2016

1:14:48

This week we dive in to two format-smashing shows: one the up-ends the conventions of podcast storytelling, and one that challenges the concept of story telling itself.

The panel examines "Crimetown." This podcast from …

Serial Scoop? Breakdown Conviction! Undisclosed Up Close! And Missing & Murdered

December 3rd, 2016

1:18:43

So many gifts for true crime fans this holiday season, as a new batch of podcasts are hitting the charts. Where to begin...where to begin?
First, the …

Writing Crime, Podcasting and More: A Special Live Show

November 19th, 2016

1:01:04

A Serial spinoff?! A verdict in the Breakdown / Justin Ross Harris case! Brendan Dassey can go home, and then he can't!

All great topics to talk about, right?

Sorry to say we're not going to get to any of those this week. …

Serial Season 3 News? Sort Of. And What's Different About Up And Vanished?

November 11th, 2016

1:18:44

Breaking: Lara's cat has a super weird disease! For real.

Some maybe-news about Serial Season 3 has us theorizing. Was Kevin super, duper wrong when …

Was In the Dark Better Than Serial? Plus Our Book, TV & Podcast Picks

November 5th, 2016

59:15

What do people want to talk about? World Series? Presidential election? Nope. The world wants to know what Lara Bricker got arrested for. (Hint: it …

Adnan Syed's Bail Motion, Sarah Koenig's Serial Choices, Offshore's Big Splash

October 28th, 2016

1:18:49

Heads up Baltimore City Court! Here comes Adnan Syed seeking a bail hearing. It's not your usual motion, written more like a campaign speech than a legal brief.

The Crime Writers dig into the latest in the efforts of …

A Triple True Crime Podcast Bonanza - Phoebe's Fall, Breakdown & In The Dark

October 21st, 2016

1:15:39

Things get back to normal in the Crime Writers' world. They discuss the perils of doing bad accents and explain why they can't do audio book versions of their own books.

A true crime update (add your own echo): Burke …

Amanda Knox - The Documentary And Case That Divides Us All

October 15th, 2016

1:20:45

Oh no! We went there!

The Crime Writers discuss the controversial Netflix doc "Amanda Knox." Why are we still intrigued by the murder case? Does any of the evidence add up? Is the motive believable? Is Knox herself …

We Stand Accused ...of Loving the Podcast 'Accused'

October 8th, 2016

1:25:41

Every couple of weeks, other podcast comes along and seems like the heir to "Serial." Few live up to the anticipation. Is it possible that the Cincinnati Enquirer's "Accused" podcast has replicated the secret sauce: a …

That JonBenet Ramsey Special - Yup, We Went There

September 30th, 2016

1:12:01

The Crime Writers take on what's good - and what's *not* so good - about the The Case of JonBenet, the four-hour CBS special featuring profilers Jim Clemente and Laura Richards and an all-star cast of forensic …

In The Dark...as Usual

September 24th, 2016

1:27:56

Now that the crime writers are all back in their closet studios after their awesome live show, they tackle the newest high-quality true crime podcast, "In the Dark." It's like "Someone Knows Something"... if someone …

Live From The Mall: The Crime Writers Book Club Special

September 16th, 2016

1:12:31

Yup, the Crime Writers went all in with a live show taping - there was even a real-life audience there to hear it! We talked about our summer book club pick, Laura Lippman's Wilde Lake. Toby also read an epic items …

New Evidence in the 'Making A Murderer' Case? And Last Call for 'The Night Of'

September 9th, 2016

1:09:04

We heard you missed us. But hey, we're back!

After a semi-vacation over the summer, the crime writers are back weekly to talk about all things …

Making a Murderer Brendan Dassey SHOCKER! Plus, Bergdahl Update & The Night Of Predictions

August 20th, 2016

1:19:19

Another episode, another questionable murder conviction vacated.
The panel reacts to the news that a federal magistrate has vacated the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the accused accomplice in the Steven Avery "Making a …

Sneak Preview - These Are Their Stories: A Law & Order Podcast

August 12th, 2016

3:44

Just for fans of our show, here's a trailer for our spinoff, in which Kevin will talk with Rebecca and a special guest about their obsession with Law & Order, and break down the true crime cases behind …

Stranger Things, Serial Update(s) & Omar on The Night Of

August 5th, 2016

1:13:04

Well, it took more than one try, but the Crime Writers are getting it done with a well-rehearsed discussion on Netflix's newest breakout hit, "Stranger Things." It's like Stephen King and Steven Spielberg had a baby …

HBO's The Night Of, DNA Shenanigans, A Serial Update & Rebecca's Big Win

July 23rd, 2016

1:21:54

It's been more than ten days. What's the latest on whether the state will appeal Judge Welch's decision to vacate Adnan Syed's conviction?
"The Night Of" is sure to be "the show of the summer." This moody, unsettling …

Serial Epilogue: Adnan Syed Gets a New Trial...Maybe

July 9th, 2016

1:16:06

Ever since Sarah talked to Asia the world wondered whether she was the key to getting Adnan Syed a new trial. In the end, it was a single sentence in …

Quick Tease: Serial Subject Adnan Syed Gets a New Trial

June 30th, 2016

3:24

Rebecca and Kevin give their quick thoughts on the breaking news of Adnan's Syed's being granted a new trial. We'll be talking about the case in our …

OJ: Made in America, Adnan Syed: Made for TV

June 24th, 2016

1:21:15

We've spent a lot of time with the boob tube (ahem) so far this summer. This episode, the Crime Writers take out their ear buds and tune in to some of the season's most talked about television.

The Adnan Syed case …

Reply All Does True Crime & Shines Bright Like King Diamond

June 11th, 2016

1:21:08

Who thought we'd see Serial reborn in a podcast about the internet? Reply All's Sruthi Pinnamaneni brings us a four-part story about an inmate, his blog, the shifty characters associated with his crime, a flimsy …

Two And A Half Crime Writers (AKA The One Where We Chat With Jon Cryer!)

May 28th, 2016

1:00:18

Why the heck would mega TV and movie star Jon Cryer agree to be on our little podcast? Because he's a fan, dammit! It also turns out that he's a HUGE …

Bowraville - The Podcast From A Land Down Under

May 21st, 2016

1:13:50

This week, the panel talks about Bowraville, the true crime podcast created by The Australian newspaper. (Scroll down to listen!) Rebecca also …

Bowe Bergdahl's Court Win & The SWAT Team Controversy

May 14th, 2016

58:10

When news broke last week that Bowe Bergdahl's legal team had scored a victory in his case, we weren't sure we understood exactly what happened. So, Kevin reached out to our trusty military legal eagle James Weirick for …

Breakdown's Breakdown and British Crime's Dark Side

May 7th, 2016

1:07:35

Just when we were getting ready to see how Justin Ross Harris's trial in the baby-in-the-hot-car homicide would play out, a twist no one saw coming. …

These Are Their Stories: A Very Special Law & Order Special

April 30th, 2016

1:15:06

Kevin and Rebecca are joined by two very special guests to discuss Law & Order: "Original Recipe," AKA, the first series in the juggernaut franchise that's been on the air for nearly three decades.

The panel talks …

S2 Ep 13: Endings are Important! Plus, Our Podcast & Media Picks

April 23rd, 2016

1:07:14

The crime writers respond to a listener's very British rant about the critical nature of endings in a good story, talk about what TV shows totally failed at the end, and settle a long-term marital dispute that's been …

S2 Ep 12: Does Someone Know Something? Damned if We Know.

April 16th, 2016

1:04:30

The Crime Writers talk about another true crime podcast, Someone Knows Something, the Canadian-crafted cold case show that's holding firm on the …

S2 Ep 11.5: The People Vs. Serial Season 2 - Was OJ The Better-Told Story?

April 9th, 2016

1:24:30

The Crime Writers welcome very special guest Lt. Col (R) James Weirick on board to talk about the art of storytelling, and whether Serial delivered …

S2 Ep 11: Reporting For The End (of Serial Season 2)

April 2nd, 2016

1:14:35

After eleven episodes, Sarah and team tapped out of season two. In "Present for Duty," the Serial squad does some solid enterprise reporting into …

S2 Ep 10.5: JAGged Little Pill, Your Questions, & A People Vs. OJ Breakdown

March 26th, 2016

1:27:59

It's yet another a super long episode! (Sorry about that.)

But hey, at least there are t-shirts you guys can buy. Here's the link to those.

For civilians, is there something about Serial Season 2 that neither we nor …

S2 Ep 10: We Never Promised You A Rose Garden - Serial Season 2

March 19th, 2016

1:12:37

The Crime Writers dissect almost every aspect of Serial, Season 2, Episode 10, "Thorny Politics." It gets so deep that Rebecca feels the need to …

S2 Ep 9.5: Ruff Week, Trumping Bowe, OJ on the Side, & Downton's Downturn

March 12th, 2016

1:08:32

The Crime Writers talk about why it's not a good idea to say you think someone committed a murder in public and also cover some new developments around Bowe Bergdahl media projects and his lawyer's request to interview …

S2 Ep 9: Trade...Ahem...Secrets - Serial Season 2

March 5th, 2016

1:02:57

The Crime Writers zoom all around a huge episode of Serial in which Sarah unpacks the attempts at diplomacy that led (and didn't lead) to Bowe Bergdahl's release.

Also, we talk about that mysterious throat clearing …

S2 Ep 8.5: Bowe's Brain, Loose Story Threads, & Listener Questions - Serial Season 2

February 27th, 2016

1:07:30

The Crime Writers pick at some loose threads from Serial's recent episodes, and talk with an actual expert on about how Bowe's personality disorder may have led to his walking away but also helped him cope with five …

S2 Ep7/8: Hindsight, in Two Episodes - Serial Season 2

February 20th, 2016

1:12:15

The Crime Writers dissect the most interesting aspects of this week's 2-part Serial Season 2 release, 'Hindsight.' Highlights include Rebecca's unprecedented disagreement with Sarah Koenig, Toby's astute analysis of …

S2 Ep 6.5 Megasode: Making a Murderer's 'Silver Fox', Adnan Syed's PCR Wrap, Bowe's Brain, & The People Vs. O.J. Simpson

February 13th, 2016

1:36:46

Rebecca's dream comes true as she gets the chance to chat with Making a Murderer's breakout press-pool guy Aaron Keller. Well, it would have been her …

S2 Ep6: Adnan's Hearing & Bowe's 5 O'Clock Shadow - Serial Season 2 (and 1!)

February 6th, 2016

1:13:51

The Crime Writers take on Sarah Koenig's phoned-in updates on Adnan Syed's PCR hearing and try to solve the mystery of why she's staying in a hotel …

S2 Ep 5.5 Mega Show: Kratz's Book, Your Questions, & The Black Tapes - Tanis Guys

January 30th, 2016

1:23:19

The Crime Writers discuss Ken Kratz's book and Making a Murderer fatigue. answer listener questions and give their own podcast and TV recommendations. Also, Rebecca talks to the guys who make Tanis and The Black Tapes …

S2 Ep5: We Zoomed! To Tampa! - Serial Season 2

January 23rd, 2016

1:03:27

We talk all about Serial's episode 'Meanwhile, In Tampa.' We also get the lowdown on how Lara would commit murder, hear more on why Rebecca's …

S2 Ep4.5: Sarah Pauses, Colin Ponders, & Nancy Interrupts

January 16th, 2016

1:10:29

We talk about Sarah Koenig's big announcement about Serial going biweekly and return to our dissection of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." …

S2 Ep4: Making a Murderer is Still Our Captor...So is Serial Season 2

January 9th, 2016

1:10:11

The gang talks some more about the Netflix hit documentary series "Making a Murderer," and then chats about Serial's "Captors." Also, Rebecca makes the case for "Poorfluenza," Jon Cryer humiliates Kevin, someone barely …

S2 Ep3.5: Bonus - We Talk About 'Making a Murderer' from Netflix

January 2nd, 2016

1:15:40

The Crime Writers talk about the 10-part true crime series "Making a Murderer" from Netflix. Lara loses her mind over the ethics of Dassey's defense, Toby is skeptical but sympathetic, Rebecca goes out on a limb, and …

S2 Ep3: The Escaping Clause - Serial Season 2

December 27th, 2015

1:00:40

The Crime Writers discuss every aspect of Episode 3 of Serial, including Bowe Bergdahl's twin escape attempts, those propaganda videos, and Bowe's …

S2 Ep2: Why Did the Golden Chicken Cross the Road? - Serial Season 2

December 20th, 2015

1:03:19

The Crime Writers dissect every aspect of Serial Season 2 Episode 2, "The Golden Chicken," and it gets pretty heated. Also, Rebecca is afraid of …

S2 Ep1: DUSTWUN in the Wind - Serial Season 2

December 12th, 2015

55:47

The Crime Writers dissect every aspect of Serial Season 2's first episode and bring back Rebecca's favorite part of the show, the Crime of the Week. Also, Kevin forgets something pretty important!

Season 2 Teaser - Serial's Back...And We Are, Too!

December 10th, 2015

0:50

Rebecca reveals the details behind the premiere of Crime Writers On... Season 2.

Serial Season 2, Limetown, Dishing Maura Murray

October 4th, 2015

1:07:26

Rebecca, Kevin, Toby and Laura talk about the possibility of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's story as the focus of season two of Serial. Rebecca also interviews the guys behind Missing Maura Murray, a podcast that has the rest of …

WTF, True Detective? Plus, We Answer Your Questions!

August 5th, 2015

1:02:35

We get the world (and TV series) we deserve.
In this episode, we ask if "Undisclosed" has anything left to disclose and whether the new season of "True Detective" has lived up to the hype (spoiler alert: it hasn't). Is …

Lividity, Brian Williams, and Book Picks

June 19th, 2015

58:18

Rebecca and the panel talk about the possibilities for Serial seasons two and three. Will Sarah K. and company have the same success without a murder …

Podcastception! Full Disclosure On 'Undisclosed.'

May 14th, 2015

51:32

Rebecca and the panel talk about the podcast 'Undisclosed,' which features Rabia Chaudry, Colin Miller, and Susan Simpson talking about the evidence …

House of Rabia and Scientology

April 3rd, 2015

1:12:25

Rebecca talks with Rabia Chaudry, the person who started this whole thing by bringing Adnan's case to Sarah Koenig. 
After that, Rebecca and Kevin, …

JINXED! We talk about The Jinx & The Staircase

March 17th, 2015

48:03

Rebecca and Kevin invite fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk a little bit about Serial, and a WHOLE LOT about The Jinx and The Staircase. If you haven't watched them and you hate spoilers, you will …

No One Puts Asia in a Corner!!! Urick, that affidavit & Natasha's drama

January 23rd, 2015

49:58

Rebecca and Kevin invite fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk about Serial prosecutor Kevin Urick's Intercept interview, the drama surrounding Natasha Vargas-Cooper's Intercept pieces, and that new …

O...M...Jay!!! We talk about that interview.

January 5th, 2015

49:14

Rebecca and Kevin invite special guests and fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk about Jay's interview with The Intercept and the …

Bonus Episode: Season One's Best Moments

December 24th, 2014

34:45

Rebecca and Kevin invite special guests and fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk about their favorite moments from Serial: Season One. It's a little bit listicle, and just a little bit like those …

Episode 12 Discussion: "What We Know"

December 19th, 2014

50:52

Rebecca and Kevin invite special guests and fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk about the finale episode of Serial: What We Know. It gets pretty meaty, guys.
You can subscribe to the podcast on …

Episode 10 Discussion: "The Best Defense is a Good Defense"

December 13th, 2014

36:14

Rebecca and Kevin invite special guests and fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk about Episode 10 of Serial: The Best Defense is a Good Defense. Also, the panel catches up on the series, and reveals …

Episode 11 Discussion: "Rumors"

December 13th, 2014

45:17

Rebecca and Kevin invite special guests and fellow crime writers Lara Bricker and Toby Ball to talk about Episode 11 of Serial: Rumors. Not everyone loved it. But Rebecca did.
You can subscribe to the podcast on …

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