Based on a True Crime
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BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.
||CleanEpisode 30: First Year Podcast Anniversary Q&A||You asked us questions about true crime, horror movies and personal stuff and we have answers!||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Bobby & Ila Fae Dent and The Sugarland Express||On April 2, 1969, Bobby and Ila Fae Dent fled a routine traffic stop, took a trooper hostage, and led police on one of the largest chases in history. Their story inspired Steven Spielberg's feature-length film debut, 1974's The Sugarland Express.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Murder in the First & Henri Young||In 1941, Henri Young went on trial for the murder of a fellow Alcatraz inmate. His case brought to light atrocities committed against Alcatraz prisoners, but just how true is his portrayal in the 1995 film, Murder in the First?||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: True Crimes Based on Movies||The common thread in the movies we’ve covered has been their inspiration by real-life crimes, whether they are factual retellings, or original stories grown from ...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Eaten Alive and Joe Ball||Two years after the success of 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, director Tobe Hooper and screenwriter Kim Henkel joined forces for a follow-up movie 'EATEN ...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Executioner’s Song & Gary Gilmore||On July 2, 1976, the US Supreme court reserved its ruling that the death penalty was unconstitutional, allowing it to be reinstated as punishment for ...||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Bonnie and Clyde||In 1932, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow embarked on a two-year crime spree, gaining a reputation as fun-loving outlaws which has been cemented by their many portrayals ...||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Starkweather & Fugate & Natural Born Killers||Between January 21 and January 29 of 1958, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Fugate, went on a killing spree across America’s Heartland that left 10 ...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: The Night of the Hunter & Harry Powers||In August of 1931, police searching a farm in Quiet Dell, West Virginia made a gruesome discovery: five bodies, three of them children, buried in ...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Janett Christman and When a Stranger Calls||On March 18, 1950, 13-year-old Janett Christman was babysitting for the Romacks in their small, isolated home on the outskirts of Columbia, Missouri. That night, ...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Have Yourself a Scary Little Black Christmas||Before he directed the holiday classic A Christmas Story, Bob Clark helmed a film that was quite a bit darker: Black Christmas, an early entry to ...||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Christmas Murders||In this special crossover episode with The Little Podcast of Horrors, we chat with Julie about a couple of Christmas murders, including the Los Feliz Murder Mansion and ...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Bob Crane & Auto Focus||By the late 1960s, Bob Crane was a household name, famous for his portrayal of the wisecracking Colonel Robert Hogan on Hogan’s Heroes. Less than 10 years ...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Winter Holiday Horror||In this episode, we celebrate winter holiday horror movies (mostly Christmas horror movies). We begin the discussing with an overview of the controversy surrounding 1984's Silent Night, ...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Maria Marten & Murder in the Red Barn||Note: In this episode we use an outdated term for the Romani people. We are very sorry and appreciate our listeners taking the time to ...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: My Friend Dahmer||My Friend Dahmer is the film adaptation of Derf Backderf's true story graphic novel about his time hanging out with Jeffrey Dahmer in high school, before Dahmer started killing ...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Richard Ramirez & Nightstalker||Between June of 1984 and August of 1985, a spree of home invasion robberies, rapes, and murders terrified residents of Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Crime-Solving Ghosts & Lady in White||In this minisode we discuss ghosts who solved their own murders and the 1988 film "Lady in White." Based on a True Crime is a podcast where ...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Deadly Dreams and A Nightmare on Elm Street||Join us as we detail a string of mysterious sleep-related deaths that inspired the late, great horror master Wes Craven and his 1984 slasher film, A ...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: The Poughkeepsie Tapes||It's a bonus minisode! The Poughkeepsie Tapes may be too scary to contain in one episode, so we teamed up with the Victims and Villains podcast for ...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Jack the Ripper and From Hell||Join us for another spooky October discussion! This time it's all about the 1888 London murders committed by Jack the Ripper and as told in the film ...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Robert the Doll & Child’s Play||In this special Halloween minisode, we tell the story of Robert the Doll, the creepy real-life inspiration for the murderous Chucky in "Child's Play" (1988). Based on ...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Conjuring Universe||Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated over 10,000 cases of paranormal activity and founded the New England Society for Psychic Research. Join us for a spooky chat ...||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: The History of Halloween & Our Top Halloween Films||It's Halloween season, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the history of Halloween and list our favorite Halloween movies! If you're looking ...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Town That Dreaded Sundown||In the spring of 1946, a string of killings committed by a so-called "Phantom" terrified the Texarkana region, and inspired the 1976 film "The Town ...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Delphine LaLaurie & The Axeman of New Orleans||We're heading on a trip to New Orleans to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, so in this very special minisode, we figured that it's the ...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Murder by Numbers||On May 21, 1924, 14-year-old Bobby Franks was killed for the thrill of it by two wealthy Chicago-area teens looking to commit the perfect murder. ...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: The Exorcism of Emily Rose||In this episode, we talk about the deadly exorcism which inspired the 2005 horror movie “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” Based on a True Crime is a podcast ...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre||The late, great director Tobe Hooper was a true Master of Horror. In this episode, Chelsea and David discuss real life cannibal families and then ...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: In Cold Blood||In this deluxe episode, Chelsea and David discuss details surrounding the Clutter family murders by ex-convicts Richard Hickock and Perry Smith as detailed in the film adaptation ...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09: Real Life Home Invasions & The Strangers||Do stories of home invasion freak you out? They terrify us! In this episode, we chat about a handful of real-life home invasions, including the ...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08: River’s Edge||On November 3, 1981, 14-year-old Marcy Renee Conrad was murdered by her friend, Anthony Jacques Broussard. For two days afterward, he bragged about the killing ...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Sharks vs Humans & JAWS||We love #SharkWeek, we figured that this minisode would be a perfect time to chat about shark versus human attacks and JAWS. Based on a True ...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07: Clairvius Narcisse, Zombies & The Serpent and the Rainbow||On May 2, 1962, Clairvius Narcisse was pronounced dead after suffering a brief illness at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti, and was buried in a cemetery ...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Bodiless Murders & Phenomena (aka Creepers)||Phenomena, directed by Dario Argento stars Jennifer Connelly who, while attending boarding school discovers she has a psychic connection to insects and teams up with ...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06: Cyril and Stewart Marcus / Dead Ringers||On July 17, 1975, twin gynecologists Cyril and Stewart Marcus were found dead in their upscale Manhattan apartment, surrounded by decaying chicken parts, rotten fruit, and empty ...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer Announcement||Hey everyone! Life got in the way this past week or so, which means that our episode won't come out until a little later this ...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Awakening the Zodiac||In this special minisode (a mini-deluxe), we discuss the 2017 film 'Awakening the Zodiac'. We also chat about other serial killers who have sent taunting ...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05: 10 Rillington Place||On March 9, 1950, Timothy John Evans was executed by hanging, following the murder of his wife, Beryl, and 13 month old daughter, Geraldine. Three years later, it ...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04: Lake Bodom||On June 5, 1960, some time between the hours of 4 and 6AM, four teenagers were savagely attacked while camping at the edge of Lake ...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03: Cropsey||The legend of Cropsey has been told around many campfires in the New England area as a warning tale for misbehaving children, and inspired a number ...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Favorite True Crime||In a special minisode, Chelsea and David discuss their favorite films based on a true crime, their favorite true crime stories and more. Based on a ...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02: The Amityville Horror||In November of 1974, 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York was the scene of the gruesome mass killing of the DeFeo family by their ...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love that they're combining two interests of mine - true crime and film. Keep up the good work!
Unique and Amazing take on a True Crime Podcast!
I binged all the available episodes yesterday while I worked and loved them! Chelsea and David put together a very entertaining show and I am lookng forward to more episodes from them!
Love this podcast!
I love the way they have combined their interests to make a really interesting and enjoyable podcast. Both know a TON about horror movies and true crime (I almost never remember composers or directors of my more obscure favorites) and so I always learn something. Plus, it's entertaining and fun to listen to their interactions.