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New Podcast Asks: Did Cops Investigating Atlanta Child Murders Get the Right Guy?

Did Wayne Williams kill more than 25 children, adolescents and adults during a two-year-spree that terrorized Atlanta’s black community nearly 40 years ago?

That’s the mystery explored in a new true-crime podcast, Atlanta Monster, which picks up where the investigation left off after Williams, who was charged only with killing two adults, was convicted and sentenced in 1982 to two consecutive life terms in prison and assumed by prosecutors to be guilty of all the other killings.

Williams, 59, was never charged in any other murders and has maintained his innocence.

A 2016 podcast, Up and Vanished, by Atlanta Monster creators and Tenderfoot TV founders Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, enlisted listeners as real-time detectives to reconsider the cold-case investigation into the 2005 murder of Georgia teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead. The podcast is credited with contributing to two arrests in the case last year.

The creators hope to generate the

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/up-and-vanished-wayne-williams-atlanta-child-murders/

Atlanta Child Murders Case: New Podcast Questions Killer’s Guilt …

Did Wayne Williams kill more than 25 children, adolescents and adults during a two-year-spree that terrorized Atlanta’s black community nearly 40 years ago?

That’s the mystery explored in a new true-crime podcast, Atlanta Monster, which picks up where the investigation left off after Williams, who was charged only with killing two adults, was convicted and sentenced in 1982 to two consecutive life terms in prison and assumed by prosecutors to be guilty of all the other killings.

Williams, 59, was never charged in any other murders and has maintained his innocence.

A 2016 podcast, Up and Vanished, by Atlanta Monster creators and Tenderfoot TV founders Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, enlisted listeners as real-time detectives to reconsider the cold-case investigation into the 2005 murder of Georgia teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead. The podcast is credited with contributing to two arrests in the case last year.

The creators hope to generate the

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/up-and-vanished-wayne-williams-atlanta-child-murders/

Netflix is launching a Wormwood podcast to further fulfill your true-crime entertainment needs

(Photo: Mark Schafer/Netflix)

Sure, true-crime TV is great, but we all know where entertainingly in-depth investigations of real-life deaths really belong: Podcast-land. Acknowledging this Serial-inspired inevitability, Netflix has announced that it’s launching a companion podcast for its new Errol Morris series Wormwood, featuring an even-more robust investigation into the supposedly CIA-assisted death of scientist Frank Olson, and his son Eric’s investigation into his alleged murder.

Besides Morris himself, the podcast will feature contributions from series star Peter Sarsgaard, Eric Olson, and author Jon Ronson, who wrote about Frank Olson’s death for his book The Men Who Stare At Goats. Netflix previously did something similar for its hit docuseries Making A Murderer; meanwhile, there are three episodes of the Wormwood podcast already out on iTunes right now.

[via Vulture]

Read more at: https://www.avclub.com/netflix-is-launching-a-wormwood-podcast-to-further-fulf-1821540400

Netflix is launching a Wormwood podcast to further fulfill your true …

(Photo: Mark Schafer/Netflix)

Sure, true-crime TV is great, but we all know where entertainingly in-depth investigations of real-life deaths really belong: Podcast-land. Acknowledging this Serial-inspired inevitability, Netflix has announced that it’s launching a companion podcast for its new Errol Morris series Wormwood, featuring an even-more robust investigation into the supposedly CIA-assisted death of scientist Frank Olson, and his son Eric’s investigation into his alleged murder.

Besides Morris himself, the podcast will feature contributions from series star Peter Sarsgaard, Eric Olson, and author Jon Ronson, who wrote about Frank Olson’s death for his book The Men Who Stare At Goats. Netflix previously did something similar for its hit docuseries Making A Murderer; meanwhile, there are three episodes of the Wormwood podcast already out on iTunes right now.

[via Vulture]

Read more at: https://www.avclub.com/netflix-is-launching-a-wormwood-podcast-to-further-fulf-1821540400

Introducing Vanity Fair’s Newest Podcast, Still Watching: Versace

In 2016, FX and Ryan Murphy took TV viewers by surprise and by storm with a 10-episode deep dive into the mid-90s trial of O.J. Simpson. The dramatized true-crime series, American Crime Story, will return to the 90s once again in January with Season 2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Starting with the 1997 murder of the famed Italian fashion designer on the steps of his Miami home, and spooling back in time to examine the events leading up to the murder, the series is based, in large part, on the 1999 book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, by Vanity Fair contributor Maureen Orth. That book was based on her 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Killer’s Trail”.

An obsession with true crime, fashion, and the intersection of the two has long been a Vanity Fair tradition—and in 2018, it will take a

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/still-watching-versace-preview

Introducing Vanity Fair’s Newest Podcast, Still Watching: Versace …

In 2016, FX and Ryan Murphy took TV viewers by surprise and by storm with a 10-episode deep dive into the mid-90s trial of O.J. Simpson. The dramatized true-crime series, American Crime Story, will return to the 90s once again in January with Season 2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Starting with the 1997 murder of the famed Italian fashion designer on the steps of his Miami home, and spooling back in time to examine the events leading up to the murder, the series is based, in large part, on the 1999 book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, by Vanity Fair contributor Maureen Orth. That book was based on her 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Killer’s Trail”.

An obsession with true crime, fashion, and the intersection of the two has long been a Vanity Fair tradition—and in 2018, it will take a

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/still-watching-versace-preview

Oxygen, Propagate base doc on podcast

NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet Oxygen has partnered with Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content to develop a documentary series based on a true crime podcast.

Payne Lindsey

Investigative podcast Up Vanished is credited with helping to crack the 11-year-old cold case of missing beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, ultimately leading to two arrests.

The podcast comes from Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV, whose executives Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright are now working with Silverman, Howard T Owens and Brett-Patrick Jenkins of Propagate to develop it for TV.

Propagate previously developed Lore, a horror series based on the podcast of the same name, for Amazon.

Up Vanished has been downloaded 150 million times, according to Tenderfoot TV, which is now working on a second season of the podcast that will explore a new true crime case.

The company has also partnered with veteran podcasting company HowStuffWorks on Atlanta Monster,

Read more at: https://www.c21media.net/oxygen-propagate-base-doc-on-podcast/

Oxygen, Propagate base doc on podcast | News | C21Media

NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet Oxygen has partnered with Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content to develop a documentary series based on a true crime podcast.

Payne Lindsey

Investigative podcast Up Vanished is credited with helping to crack the 11-year-old cold case of missing beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, ultimately leading to two arrests.

The podcast comes from Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV, whose executives Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright are now working with Silverman, Howard T Owens and Brett-Patrick Jenkins of Propagate to develop it for TV.

Propagate previously developed Lore, a horror series based on the podcast of the same name, for Amazon.

Up Vanished has been downloaded 150 million times, according to Tenderfoot TV, which is now working on a second season of the podcast that will explore a new true crime case.

The company has also partnered with veteran podcasting company HowStuffWorks on Atlanta Monster,

Read more at: https://www.c21media.net/oxygen-propagate-base-doc-on-podcast/

A Killing On the Cape: ABC’s True Crime Podcast Hit

Christa Worthington was a sophisticated journalist who had covered fashion. She was seen by her peers as “glamorous” although that was a word she would not have ascribed to herself. Ahead of her time in many ways, she was a woman in her early 40s who had considered becoming a single mom.so she would not miss out on motherhood. In fact, Christa had been booed by the Leeza Gibbons Show audience for voicing those very sentiments aloud. Eventually, Christa actually did become pregnant accidentally through an illicit relationship. Tragically, she met an early demise when her daughter was just a toddler and she was found slain on her kitchen floor with the traumatized child nearby. A criminal investigation would follow with no shortage of suspects, including former lovers, a family member and acquaintances. The small town would insist on its male population submitting to the DNA swabbing process, and there

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-killing-on-the-cape-abcs-true-crime-podcast-hit_us_5a0ce22ae4b006a16baf1f17