True Crime Review
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An unflinching gaze into the depths of human depravity
||CleanEp. 14: True Crime Audio – Courtroom Confession of BTK||Welcome to Episode 14 of the True Crime Review Podcast. This is a True Crime Audio episode, presenting primary source audio (complete with full transcript below) from the trial of Dennis Lynn Rader, who called himself BTK, which stands for “bind, t||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: The Disappearance of Joanne Gladys Garr||Clarification: Due to poor writing and unclear reading, it sounds like I say Erica Parsons disappeared in 2017 around 20:m 45s. I meant that we should see charges against her adoptive parents in 2017. Erica disappeared in 2011. Note: True Crime Review is||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: True Crime Audio – Antoinette Tuff Talks Down Would-Be School Shooter||Introduction No script here, and I think no script will be the norm for these True Crime Audio episodes, since I do hardly any talking. In fact, I didn’t do any story-specific talking in this episode. The only non-archival speaking is done by a tex||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: The Disappearance of Sherri Vanessa Holland||Editor’s Note This episode contains some experiments. I was so focused on research and writing for this episode that I forgot to mention any of the following on the recording. Please let me know via the post comments, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook or VO||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: True Crime Audio – The Murders of Brisenia and Raul Flores||No script for Ep. 10, just a big list ‘o sources. Clip from Horizonte about Forde sentencing Clip from PBS debate featuring Shawna Forde KVOA: Leader of ‘Minuteman’ Group Arrested for Murder Photo Essay: Why Brisenia Flores Matters
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||CleanEp. 9: Duval sisters, Kirsten Fritch, Sabrina Matthews, Sherri Holland, Gaby Gonzalez||I know it took a long time, but here it is, Episode 9. Don’t forget to save a friend from a bland TCR-less life by telling them to subscribe! Shout-outs Revbom0z7: Love this podcast So informative and loving the emergency calls being added in at ti||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Gordon Semple, Erica Parsons, Sarah DeLeon, Paradise Torso Case||Introduction Thanks to these folks for offering kind words on Facebook and iTunes: Carol Laura Dianne FernandaMe Jayne blondesx40x I updated the big giant enormous list of true crime podcasts at truecrimereview.net/the-list. There are more than 100 true||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Emergency Audio – Townville Elementary School Shooting and the Murder of Jacob Hall||Episode Introduction A quick technical note before we get into the substance of Episode 7. This is an Emergency Audio episode. These episodes include at least one Emergency Audio call or similar audio like police radio traffic (this one actually includes||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 – Victoria Martens, Erica Parsons, Scarlett Keeling||Introduction I know I skipped a week. I’m sorry. I’m not happy about it either. Correction: Victoria Martens’ rapists and killers, who I’ll remind you included her mother, who had arranged several rapes of her own daughter previou||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Emergency Audio – Kidnapped Serial Killer Shawn Grate||This Emergency Audio episode includes the audio from the 911 call made by an unnamed female kidnapping victim of Shawn Grate, who has since [been tied to as many as five homicides]. I drastically reduced the volume of the ear-shattering “beeeee||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4 – Victoria Martens, Jessica Runions, Chris Zahl||True Crime Review - Ep. 4: Victoria Martens, Jessica Runions, Chris Zahl||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 – Jacob Wetterling, Ghost Weddings and More||Topics Minnesota cold case cracked open by sad discovery Kidnapped Pa. wife shot dead had feared husband would kill her Authorities questioning abduction story in Montana woman’s death Gang murders two mentally disabled women to sell as corpse brides fo||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 – Russian Serial Rapist, PSU Professor and Crucifix Murder||Topics Mum wants death penalty for monster who raped daughter leaving her so traumatised she’s unable to speak a year later PSU professor might have stayed alive for days after fatal push into quarry Mother Accused Of Killing Daughter With Crucifix Says||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 – Victoria Martens, Brittanee Drexel and Chinese Serial Killer||Topics Victoria Martens Brittanee Drexel Chinese serial killer, married father of two, caught Subscribe iTunes Google Play Stitcher Overcast Soundcloud Pocket Casts TuneIn Podtail Audioboom Blubrry RSS Connect Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook:||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Off to a Great Start
After implementing several reviewers' suggestions the podcast has improved sound and format wise. The material is well researched and I look forward to listening to future episodes!
I enjoy your show
You are doing a good job, don't get discouraged, it takes time to build a following. Just the fact you're doing a podcast is brave, with so many people not having filters in their social media comments. Just keep going.
I'm giving this 5 stars...
...not because it deserves it yet but because there is a great deal of potential IMO. My complaints are:
I don't want to hear about formats, editing and the like. If I'm to continue listening -please cut the unprofessional chatter, the behind the scenes podcast stuff and the needless IT details prior to or after the story. Just say hello, give an intro and get into the story.
Enough of the "uhs." It takes practice, at least it did for me, but you'll get it.😊
And you make the format decisions not us. No offense but I don't want to listen to a bunch of production stuff or even be apart of it. My time is limited and I tune in for a good story. So trust your instincts, pick a format and fly with it.
Also be sure of the facts. You do have a very difficult job and in most cases you are speaking to a very educated crime audience.
And please don't constantly call perps garbage and worse. We all have a collective disgust with regard to perps. We all know what they are- use that time for more details in the story or a transition to another story.
As a crime victim investigator I really love how you speak of the victims and your obvious compassion for them and their families. You seem extremely sincere and that is refreshing.
You have a great voice and I hope you will find the confidence to be a great podcaster! You have good ideas.