True Crime Obsessed
By Patrick Hinds & Gillian Pensavalle
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Have you listened to "Serial" season 1 more than once? Do you have notes in the margins of you copy of "Zodiac"? Could you have watched seven MORE episodes of "The Jinx"? Us Too! Each week hosts Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle break down one of these true crime classics in the funny, engaging, and interesting way that only two gorgeous theater nerds can.
||CleanEpisode 14: The Witness||In the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was murdered in front of her building in Kew Gardens, Queens. According to the New York Times story that followed, 38 people watched the murder happen and did nothing. 50 years...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Who Took Johnny?||Johnny Gosch was 12-years-old when he disappeared while on his paper route on September 5, 1982. There were FIVE witnesses, but the local police (and eventually FBI) declared there was no crime. Over the years, Johnny's parents never gave up hope that...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Jesus Camp||Jesus Camp follows a group of children as they attend an evangelical Christian summer camp, where they are taught that they have "prophetic gifts" and can "take back America for Christ. The film claims that it "documents and does not...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Netflix's Amanda Knox (Part 2)||Amanda Knox was an 21-year-old exchange student in rural Italy when she and her boyfriend were arrested for and convicted of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher. It took nearly five years, almost all of which she spent behind bars, to clear her...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Netflix's Amanda Knox (Part 1)||Amanda Knox was an 21 year old exchange student in rural Italy when she and her boyfriend were arrested for and convicted of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher. It took nearly five years, almost all of which she spent behind bars, to clear her...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Capturing The Friedmans||Meet the Friedmans: Father Arnold, Mother Elaine, and kids David, Seth, and Jesse. They're all living the 'perfect' middle class life on Long Island in the 1980 until Arnold and Jesse are arrested and charged with truly horrific crimes. And guess...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: The Woman Who Wasn't There||We believe the working title for this documentary was "The Garbage-Human Who Pretended To Be A 9/11 Survivor." Ugh, Meet Tania Head, the woman who claimed to be a survivor of the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. An "employee of...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Keepers: Part 2 (Episodes 4 - 8)||Who killed Sister Cathy Ceznick in Baltimore, MD in November of 1969? Two former students--our heroes Gemma and Abbie--launch a dogged investigation into the decades-old cold case. The horrors they uncover include stories of sexual abuse by Priests, a...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Keepers: Part 1 (episodes 1 - 3)||Who killed Sister Cathy Ceznick in Baltimore, MD in November of 1969? Two former students--our heroes Gemma and Abbie--launch a dogged investigation into the decades-old cold case. The horrors they uncover include stories of sexual abuse by Priests, a...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Mommy Dead and Dearest||Late on the evening of June 14, 2015, deputy sheriffs in Greene County, Missouri, found the body of Dee Dee Blancharde laying facedown in a pool of blood from the stab wounds that had killed her several days earlier. There was no sign...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Kurt And Courtney||What drove music icon Kurt Cobain to take his own life on April 8th, 1994. Is it possible that he didn't? Could he have been murdered? After all, the gun had been wiped of finger prints and there are a LOT of questions about the legitimacy of the...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Lots of Feelings About "Casting Jonbenet" + A "Catfish" Update!||A "Catfish" update! Hot nerds Nev, Ariele, and Henry are back! In the first part of episode 3, we take you through the 7-minutes "Catfish" follow up "Finding the Woman in the Pictures" in which the boys track down Aimee Gonzales, aka Megan Facio, who...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Catfish||In episode two, Patrick and Gillian dive into 2010's Catfish, the documentary that shed a light on the world of people posing as others on the internet. We follow Nev Schulman, his brother Ariel, and their collaborator Henry Joost as they document...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Imposter||For our very first episode, Patrick and Gillian are breaking down the 2012 true crime documentary "The Imposter." The film centers on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrue Crime Obsessed Preview||Have you listened to "Serial" season 1 more than once? Do you have notes in the margins of you copy of "Zodiac"? Could you have watched seven MORE episodes of "The Jinx"? Us Too! Each week hosts Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle break down...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The podcast I didn't know I needed
Before this podcast launched, I was already a fan of the hosts and everything they've created. I'm a true crime fan already, so this was just the perfect storm of everything I love.
What I think is the best part about this podcast is that while it's having all the discussions I want to have and be a part of, they're able to find the light and funny elements of the stories they're covering. On top of all of this, they've introduced me to new stories or tellings of stories I wasn't yet familiar with. This will be a weekly staple for sure!
A different type of true crime podcast
I really enjoy this podcast because so far the episodes have talked about t.v. shows and documentaries that discuss true crime!
Lots of potential here...
I live the concept of this podcast. The topics are interesting, and the discussions are well-formulated and researched. Admittedly, the dialect gets kind of annoying after a while.