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Listen closely: why Hollywood has become obsessed with podcasts

Dozens of podcasts are being adapted into TV shows and movies, from true-crime to conversation-style, but will they lose some of their appeal in the process?

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Zach Braff in Alex Inc, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson aka 2 Dope Queens and Julia Roberts, set to star in Homecoming.
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The podcast and prestige TV booms have charted similarly ascendant paths in the last several years, so it makes sense that, with both bubbles almost at capacity, the

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/feb/14/podcasts-adapted-film-tv-2-dope-queens-pod-save-america

10 True Crime TV Shows and Movies You’ll Be Obsessed With in 2018

The genre of true crime isn’t going anywhere. 2018 promises another year of chilling murders, haunting personalities, and podcasts that will definitely make you miss your subway stop. Below, in no particular order, the TV shows, books and podcasts you’ll be talking about next year.

TV SHOWS:

1. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac The Notorious B.I.G. (TBD, USA)

Tupac died after being shot in a drive by in Las Vegas in September 1996. Six months later, The Notorious B.I.G. suffered a similar fate in Los Angeles. How are the two deaths connected? And have any the conspiracy theories held up over the years? The first installment of USA’s new anthology series stars Marcc Rose as Tupac (he also portrayed him in Straight Outta Compton), Wavyy Jonez as B.I.G., and Josh Duhamel as detective Greg Kading, who investigated both murders and serves as co-executive producer on the show.

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Read more at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a14427366/true-crime-movies-shows-books-podcasts-2018/

Why Our Current Political Climate May Be Reason We’re All So Obsessed With True Crime Docs

Why are people so into true crime documentaries these days?

Oxygen spoke to forensic psychologist Joni Johnston who theorized that it may have something to do with our political climate.

“During times of social unrest [and] cultural change, it makes sense that we are interested in material in which there are good guys and bad guys and we see a resolution by the end of the show,” she said.

Johnston said that people have a personal investment in today’s true crime, because of the way it is depicted. 

“Today’s true crime shows are more likely to tackle issues of social importance (wrongful convictions, racial imbalances in the criminal justice system, the politics of crime) than the previously sensationalized focus on glitz and glamorizing the actual deeds and participants,” she said. Johnston went on to say that during times of social unrest, we look for ways to distract ourselves from the underlying anxiety that we

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/why-our-current-political-climate-may-be-reason-were-all-so-obsessed-with-true-crime-docs

David Fincher Knows Exactly Why We’re All So Obsessed With True Crime

David Fincher has made a career of delving into abnormal minds, with Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl. But he says his newest project, Mindhunter, isn’t about psychopaths. It’s about the people who figured out how to hunt psychopaths — and that’s an important distinction.

Fincher produced and directed four episodes of the addictive new Netflix show, which starts streaming Oct. 13. The series

Read more at: http://time.com/4966408/david-fincher-mindhunter/

The Chilling Story of Eddie Waitkus and His Encounter with an Obsessed Cubs Fan THE CHICAGO CUBS: Story of a …

This story is the latest installment in the Sports Illustrated True Crime series, which explores the intersection of sports and crime through in-depth storytelling, enhanced photos, video and interactive elements. For more features in this series, visit the SI True Crime homepage.

The following is excerpted from THE CHICAGO CUBS: Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Copyright © 2017 by Rich Cohen. All rights reserved.

Eddie Waitkus, a tall, slender 29-year-old first baseman, had played well that afternoon—June 14, 1949—reaching base twice in his second trip back to Wrigley Field since the Cubs traded him to the Phillies. He’d finished a couple postgame cocktails in the lobby of Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel when a bellboy told him a message was waiting at the desk. It was written on hotel stationery:

Mr. Waitkus—

It’s extremely important that I see you as soon as possible. We’re not acquainted, but I have

Read more at: https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/09/13/eddie-waikus-stalker-chicago-cubs-story-curse-rich-cohen-excerpt

The 10 New TV Shows You’ll Be Obsessed With This Fall

Summer is ending, and with it comes the conclusion of our obsessive chronicling of every incestuous hookup on Game of Thrones and the preposterous Roadhouse booking on Twin Peaks: The Return. But don’t leave the couch just yet. While this fall does welcome the anticipated return of fan favorites like HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Netflix’s Narcos, there’s also plenty of new programs for all the cool kids to watch. We’ve rounded up ten shows that you’ll be obsessed with by the year’s end.

The Deuce

Just as The Wire was about more than gangs and drugs and Treme was about more than post-Katrina New Orleans, David Simon’s new show—which he co-created with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos—is about more than the early days of the porn industry. The series, which gets to an

Read more at: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a57227/new-tv-shows-fall-2017/

Why TV is so obsessed with Charles Manson | New York Post

Face it, faithful TV viewers: you’re obsessed with killers.

That’s why you gobble up true crime series like “Making a Murderer” (Netflix), “American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson” (FX) and “OJ: Made in America” (ESPN/ABC). It’s also why you give niche cable networks like ID (all crime, all the time) a reason to exist. Such is your hunger for humanity’s seamy underbelly that you’ve forced Oxygen — which caters to a female audience with shows like “Bad Girls Club” — to rebrand itself as a crime network starting this summer.

True crime = ratings.

Lyle (left) and Erik MenendezAP Photo/Nick Ut

The beat goes on: ABC scored big numbers in January with its two-hour documentary on the Menendez Brothers (Lyle and Erik). They’re both serving life sentences for murdering their parents in cold blood, yet still loom large

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/03/16/why-tv-is-so-obsessed-with-charles-manson/

Why TV is so obsessed with Charles Manson

Face it, faithful TV viewers: you’re obsessed with killers.

That’s why you gobble up true crime series like “Making a Murderer” (Netflix), “American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson” (FX) and “OJ: Made in America” (ESPN/ABC). It’s also why you give niche cable networks like ID (all crime, all the time) a reason to exist. Such is your hunger for humanity’s seamy underbelly that you’ve forced Oxygen — which caters to a female audience with shows like “Bad Girls Club” — to rebrand itself as a crime network starting this summer.

True crime = ratings.

Lyle (left) and Erik MenendezAP Photo/Nick Ut

The beat goes on: ABC scored big numbers in January with its two-hour documentary on the Menendez Brothers (Lyle and Erik). They’re both serving life sentences for murdering their parents in cold blood, yet still loom large

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/03/16/why-tv-is-so-obsessed-with-charles-manson/