“Dirty John” has emerged as the latest “Serial,” the kind of podcast that’s so riveting, it’ll eat up your whole night if you’re not careful. It’s all thanks to Los Angeles Times veteran journalist Christopher Goffard, who uncovered con man John Meehan and his crimes, which are mind-boggling and have struck a nerve with listeners.
But if you want more murder and mayhem, listen up. Megyn Kelly TODAY staffers share their favorite podcast picks, for police procedural and courtroom drama buffs.
“Sword and Scale”: Beautifully researched and produced. Gets very in-depth, with lots of audio from police interrogations and court interviews
I’m in the car a lot, as I imagine most of us are these days. I have a long commute, and while I love cranking up the Taylor Swift tunes, sometimes a podcast or a book are better ways to keep a driver alert and engaged behind the wheel.
I’ve purchased some books on CD at Half-Price Books, and even though they’re used and therefore discounted, they’re kind of expensive. I recently downloaded the Audible smartphone application, because the first audio book is free. After that, the subscription is $14.99 for one book a month. To me, that’s really not worth it. I can get books much cheaper from Amazon, although I can’t read a paperback whilst driving. I’d say go for it if you are a truck driver or have a long road trip in your future, but for the daily commuter, it’s probably not worth your money.
You no longer have to wait for new episodes of Dateline or 48 Hours to get chilled to the bone! Now, murder stories are just a click away, and we’ve rounded up some of the best true crime podcasts so that you can get to listening ASAP. You’ve no doubt heard of our first choice, but the rest of these entries are just as intriguing… and, arguably, just as blood-curdling.
We couldn’t not mention this wildly popular podcast from the producers of This American Life. Each Serial season digs into a different mystery: Season 1 tackled the 1999 murder of high schooler Hae Min Lee and Season 2 explored the case of Army deserter and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl.
The Serial producers also released this podcast after a man named John B. McLemore asked them to look into a murder in
(RNS) — True crime and self-help podcasts are all the rage. But even avid listeners might not know about a trove of podcasts aimed at those interested in religion.
If your resolution this year is to learn more about the experiences of people of faith around America — or even to hear from people who have disavowed the traditions in which they were raised — here are six podcasts aimed at the spiritually curious.
See Something, Say Something
Every week, over a cup of chai, BuzzFeed writer Ahmed Ali Akbar sits down with comedians, politicians, scholars, reporters and others to discuss what’s on the minds of Muslims in America. When BuzzFeed launched “See Something, Say Something” in 2016 — the name is a reference to the post-9/11 security-driven culture that critics say endangers innocent Muslims and people of color — The New
For the people who’ve already seen every Netflix true crime documentary at least five times each.
Resisting a good true crime story is hard. Doesn’t your hair stand on end when you hear the details of a horrible murder? It’s horrifying what people can do to others — but for some reason, we can’t get enough. It’s almost like an addiction that always leaves you wanting more.
For a long time, true crime has been my guilty pleasure. I would watch episodes of the lastest of cold cases on Investigation Discovery and wouldn’t tell a soul. Watching crime cases was not considered popular or even normal.
Further investing in the hope that soon we’ll all watch TV on Apple, Reese Witherspoon is developing a new series for the tech company turned Netflix rival. Octavia Spencer is set to star in a show about a book about a podcast. Stay with us now: Are You Sleeping is based on Kathleen Barber’s novel of
According to Brendan Regan, VP of Content Partnerships at podcasting platform audioBoomm, for NewsWeek, when you pass someone with earbuds in you have to wonder, is it music they’re
playing or is it the
As 2017 slips into the history books, take a look back at the year in culture—with the best new content that drew from the past. Whatever medium your personal passion might be, these new releases proved that what’s old can be new again.
Directors took a hard look at the past with films that explored war and race through pivotal moments in history.
Director Christopher Nolan proved that there are still new ways to frame a war epic, with Dunkirk, a retelling of an Allied evacuation during