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‘Dirty John’ and 5 other true crime podcasts you need to listen to right now

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

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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

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The 16 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch Right Now

Comedy was a priority in 2017. No surprise there: It was that kind of year. But it was also a good time to drop into richly layered dramas—fantastical worlds steeped in danger (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things 2) or American landscapes filled with a more familiar kind of treachery (Big Little Lies, Godless)

The point, in either case, was not reality but escape, often courtesy of Netflix. The streaming platform had an exceptional 2017, beating most network and cable channels for originality and quality. 

Herewith, the Newsweek culture team’s favorite shows of the past 12 months. Some are returning soon, so use the long weekend to catch up. 

Tyler Alvarez on Netflix series 'American Vandal' Tyler Alvarez of the Netflix docu-crime satire “American

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Five Amazing True Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Netflix is quickly becoming the hot spot for documentaries and the popular crime documentaries are part of the influx that is gaining a lot of attention. The depth of human feeling in each one of them makes it difficult to stay objective when trying to remember that a lot of the people in these films don’t have any remorse whatsoever for what they’ve done. Those that are sorry for their crimes or that were accused and charged with something that might not have been entirely their fault make it very difficult to believe in a justice system where a person can go away for being the wrong for the right reasons. Whatever the reason people are incarcerated there’s always another side of the story that has yet to be told.

What remains to be seen is if that second version is any more convincing than the first.

5. They Call Us Monsters

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Frame of Mind: To Do True Crime Right, The Confession Tapes Used Private Interview Locations and Macro Lenses …

What makes a scene work?

Does it lie in the carefully executed plans of a film’s cast and crew? Or does the magic rest upon fortuitous mistakes, spontaneity and improvisation? What steps must be taken to convey your vision and intent? Watch our video series, Frame of Mind, to get answers to these questions and more from commentators working in a wide variety of areas in production who’ll guide you through clips from their films, in their own words. Moviemakers and film fans: Grab your notepads, popcorn, or both, and press play.


Yet another addition to Netflix’s nearly-unmatched slate of compelling true crime non-fiction series, creator/director Kelly Loudenberg’s The Confession Tapes probes multiple cases of false confessions that have led to the death sentencing of those who’ve confessed. Loudenberg eschews the serial format now expected of this subgenre in favor of focusing on one individual, standalone case per episode. In the video below, she breaks

Read more at: https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/series/frame-of-mind/frame-of-mind-the-confession-tapes/

Frame of Mind: To Do True Crime Right, The Confession Tapes …

What makes a scene work?

Does it lie in the carefully executed plans of a film’s cast and crew? Or does the magic rest upon fortuitous mistakes, spontaneity and improvisation? What steps must be taken to convey your vision and intent? Watch our video series, Frame of Mind, to get answers to these questions and more from commentators working in a wide variety of areas in production who’ll guide you through clips from their films, in their own words. Moviemakers and film fans: Grab your notepads, popcorn, or both, and press play.


Yet another addition to Netflix’s nearly-unmatched slate of compelling true crime non-fiction series, creator/director Kelly Loudenberg’s The Confession Tapes probes multiple cases of false confessions that have led to the death sentencing of those who’ve confessed. Loudenberg eschews the serial format now expected of this subgenre in favor of focusing on one individual, standalone case per episode. In the video below, she breaks

Read more at: https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/series/frame-of-mind/frame-of-mind-the-confession-tapes/

True crime shows worth watching right now

Law Order finally joined the party that other true-crime series have been hosting for years.

Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders continues the franchise’s long tradition of ripping from the headlines. Except this time, it’s a detailed, blow-by-blow retelling of a crime almost 30 years old. And it stars Edie Falco as all-star defense attorney Leslie Abramson.

It’s more like “ripped from the case files.”

In 1989, brothers Lyle, 21, and Erik Menendez, 18, stand accused of murdering their parents. Most people think the motive is money; the brothers went on a spending spree in the weeks following the deaths of their parents. Lyle Menendez maintained in a recent interview that he had been abused by his father but says he regrets it.

This isn’t the first time this saga has made it onscreen. The TV movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, starring Edward James Olmos and Beverly D’Angelo, was

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Finally Gets One Thing Right About Serial Killers

Edmund Kemper stands at an imposing 6’9” and studies FBI Agent Holden Ford calmly from across the room in the second episode of Mindhunter.

Ford shifts on his feet and tries his damndest to show no fear in the presence of the man accused of murdering ten people, the man who became known as the “Co-Ed Killer.” Kemper had lopped off his own mother’s head and forced post-mortem irrumatio (in other words, a blow-job) with her head.

Kemper, portrayed by Cameron Britton, is the first subject of the Netflix series in which FBI Agent Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, interviews serial killers to understand how they think.

It seems fair to say that this face-off is the moment viewers had been waiting for.

True crime geeks likely flocked to Mindhunter seeking methodical conversations with fascinating serial killers and that’s kind of

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