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Jul 30, 2017 | | Say something

The links below are in alphabetical order for ease of finding. The order of the podcasts in the post below it are in descending order of how excited I am to listen to it.

Curiosity Kills
Detective
Faculty of Horror
Generation Why
Hollywood & Crime
In the Dark
Liar City
Martinis & Murder
Missing Maura Murray
Missing Richard Simmons
Once Upon a Crime
Real Crime Profile
Serial
Sisters Grimm, The
the memory palace
The Mind of a Murderer
They Walk Among Us
Thin Air
Thinking Sideways
This is Actually Happening
True Crime Historian
True Crime Japan
True Murder
UK True Crime
Unresolved Podcast, the

Serial

Forcing myself to listen to the whole series because it’s constantly referenced by other podcasts. The interruptions in the interviews are woven in really well.

Hearing “phone noise” behind the supplemental comments keeps me aware that the phone call I was listening to hasn’t actually ended yet.

Faculty of Horror

Women who have genuinely interesting opinions about horror fiction. First episode compared Halloween and Black Christmas.

Massive movie nerd cred with me.

They discuss the concept of Final Girl (introduced by Halloween) and how the remakes of both movies sucked because focusing too hard on the murderer is boring as fuck.

I agree. Want more.

Curiosity Kills

This is basically what I had hoped My Favorite Murder would be. I learned something, I like the ladies, I’m excited to hear the next episode.

Missing Richard Simmons

I liked that the host had a small personal stake in finding solvency to the title of the podcast. A lot of “unsolved mystery” cases might involve family members as guests but don’t really seem to be hosted by someone who was an actual friend of the missing/murdered persons in question.

I appreciated the ad break being directly in the middle of the podcast so I had the chance to determine if I liked the podcast for its content without having to fast-forward at all, and I do like it.

Real Crime Profile

Retired FBI profilers = I’m in love already. I’m fully sick of Making a Murderer at this point, but I don’t think there could be a more interesting third part opinion. I will absolutely continue.

Liar City

Great introduction. Hosts spoke faster than the woman who does the introduction.

If you like Tom Ripley movies, people posing as things they’re not and getting away with it for a while and then it blows up… this is probably the podcast for you. I want more.

This Is Actually Happening

Each podcast title is a question, and the podcasts themselves are guests who simply have a personal story which answers that question.

The first: “What if your boyfriend set himself on fire?” Both of the first two episodes feature really interesting suicides.

the memory palace

I was in love with this podcast just from the name.

I appreciated the first episode explanation that the podcast is not serialized and that starting anywhere is a valid approach to the podcast.

I liked that the episodes are themed and the lack of personal commentary. Just reporting some facts which are thematically connected.

It’s very short, and I think that the intent there is to circumvent fatigue since you don’t have that break in the flow that banter usually resides in.

I’m definitely interested in listening to more, but I’d like to have a notepad nearby next time.

Once Upon a Crime

“Room” clip was kind of a cheap inclusion, especially right at the beginning.

Having stuck it out for the whole episode: the host does a fantastic job describing her purpose in casting and swiftly moved me through an emotional journey. Want more.

Detective

Really interesting Guest Focus podcast.

I don’t know if they’re going to be all the same detective being interviewed, but it almost doesn’t matter to me. I love hearing experiences from people who have survived high-risk careers.

Hollywood & Crime

Great introduction, straight to the point. Caught my attention, and the opening theme was short enough that I didn’t lose interest waiting to get back to the story at hand.

It’s a bit of a bait-and-switch to describe the salient details of the Black Dahlia murder and then have the podcast actually be about Georgette Beauerdorf, but I’ll forgive it.

During this podcast I realized a lot of murder podcasts have home security sponsorships. Go figure.

In the Dark

x2 Speed needed. Conservative use of sound effects. Good content density.

I like that it just cuts to recorded quotes, no preface, only elaboration instead of criticism after the end of the clip. I want more.

True Crime Historian

Strongly-performed and presented. The use of historical sources interests me greatly.

True Murder

I never knew the interrogation technique which cons people into confessing was called the Reid Technique, until this podcast. Interesting case, decent interviews. Worth further consideration.

Martinis & Murder

This kind of split the difference between a MFM/Grimm, “friends chatting over murders” style as the name probably does a fine job of describing, and UK True Crime.

I feel like the hosts, while enjoying chemistry, don’t veer too far into how drinky they are or their personal details enough to distract from murderous intent.

It’s a far longer format, the first I’ve listened to that has an intentional cliffhanger, but I don’t feel “cheated” by the length:content ratio.

I think as far as having something to listen to while I’m at work, this has the most potential to help me plow through 12-hour shifts.

It’s long enough format that I don’t feel like I’ll have to queue hundreds of them to satisfy that 12-hour duration, and I don’t think I’ll get too tired of listening to the banter breaks between bloodshed being broadcasted.

UK True Crime Podcast

Short and sweet, it simply highlighted a murder that occurred potentially due to racial-sexual reasoning, as well as social delusion.

I don’t feel like I have to look anything up about this case to feel like I know it, though I probably will anyway because there are so many interesting things about it.

I don’t need further explanation, I just need the additional resources to file away the details that stood out to me while I was listening.

Thin Air

I learned that “missing persons” are people who are actively being looked for, not merely reported nor people with no one to report them. Story of Charlie Allen Jr. becoming “addicted” to games/tennis: fierce committal. Napped polyphasic style. I wish I could. Neo Maximus is a hilarious name.

They Walk  Among Us

Very soothing host voice for UK true crime. 1.5x speed is perfect. I was surprised to be along for the ride on this one. I need to listen to more for a thorough evaluation.

Thinking Sideways

“We remastered it so there’s no music or sound effects,” damn. No sarcasm, I’m in love with that method. The delivery is so lively and he’s so excited that I’m more interested in the Ghost Blimp than I would ever have been otherwise.

The Sisters Grimm Podcast

If my major issue with MFM was that I didn’t feel like I learned enough about the topics raised, the first two episodes of Grimm really put the worst foot forward for me. The first episode felt like an unnecessary, long-winded introduction. The second episode was a poorly-researched discussion of Halloween, something I do happen to have a bit of knowledge about.

MFM often mentioned how they probably had listeners up in arms over them getting details wrong, and I couldn’t relate to that because I’m not really a student of Murder. Of movies? Fuck.

Grimm was similarly just two gals having a friendly chat about a thing, often veering from the topic to discuss their conditions. I don’t really like to hear about where people are recording, it spoils the suspension of disbelief that I’m “present” during the discussion. I had air conditioning and I did not have wasps.

I’ll probably give another two or four episodes a chance to see if their hit their stride, but so far I’m not looking forward to it.

Missing Maura Murray

Music fits and isn’t distracting. Hosts have distinct, good voices. Want more.

The Unresolved Podcast

The second podcast, for me, which has opened on the original Night Stalker / East Area Rapist. Incredibly dull delivery, nerdy-sounding guy trying to be spooky. Eagle Scout to the Cub Scouts tier. Almost comically dark mood music. The attempt at poetic interpretation is immensely distracting as well, such as assuming what beliefs people have.

It is nonetheless functional and demonstrates the difference between covering an event straight, and peppering in some banter, and I think it’s worth following further.

True Crime Japan

Hosts are cuties (a couple?) but even at x2 speed they are unbelievably slow speakers. I hope English isn’t their first language. Hard to maintain focus on their topic. Pity following.

Generation Why

I know I liked it but it was late in my shift at work and I apparently just didn’t write anything down about it.

The Mind of a Murderer

Immediately hated the background music. The host’s voice is easy enough to track despite it, though.

I already dislike field interviews, but she interjects every fucking sentence. This is a wet dream for a high school introvert: have a conversation with a scary man, then from the safety of retrospect, say snarky bitchy things about everything he says.

If your guest isn’t interesting enough that you can’t avoid peppering in cunty judgment: find another guest.

Unfortunately, I am still interested in these interviews. I hope someone else does this but better, though.

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