True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History and the Authors That Have Written About Them
About This Show
Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.
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LOVE GONE WRONG-Caitlin Rother
2 days ago
New York Times bestselling crime authors Caitlin Rother and Gregg Olsen have joined up to release this compilation of incredible murder cases from Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.
In Florida a former flight attendant murders her multimillionaire boyfriend of eighteen years, using a gun, a knife, a hammer (and possibly poisoned gin), claiming he was abusive for years and put a loaded gun to her head. A woman with a history of violent, drug-addicted boyfriends kills her latest lover after only a few weeks together, alleging that he forced a gun into her mouth in a drug-induced rage. A 15-year-old girl falls in love and wants to have a baby with a boyfriend who is four years older. Her mother, who wants to end the relationship, ends up dead after being stabbed, choked, and injected with a syringe loaded with bleach. A 16-year-old girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend conspire to fatally bludgeon her disapproving father with a baseball bat.
In Georgia a socialite wife of a multimillionaire is fatally shot by a flower delivery man on the day of a key divorce hearing. A crooked businessman trying to go straight is shot in his driveway by a hit man wearing a ski mask and camouflage gear—a contract-for-hire murder, advertised in Soldier of Fortune magazine. A Gulf War veteran and father of three is kidnapped, beaten and stabbed by the lover of his on-and-off-again wife, who wants to collect life insurance benefits and pay off her house.
In South Carolina a woman goes to the electric chair after a vengeful feud over a dead calf turns fatal; the state's most prolific serial killer manages to kill a fellow prisoner while on death row; and a young white man tries to incite a race war by fatally shooting nine African-Americans during Bible study in a historic church. LOVE GONE WRONG: Notorious U.S.A.-Caitlin Rother
Rated 2 out of
I REALLY want to like this show....
however, the sound quality is distracting. What is the host doing while these people talk? Please sit still and be quiet! It also drives me crazy when the author stumbles over words and most of the interview is uh...uh.... and... and... and... uh. Please pause the interview and ask him to gather his thoughts. So really what it boils down to is editing. Make the sound quality better and edit out the verbal drooling. Oh, and when you have a sponsor, they are paying you to get it right so practice your pitch.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of
One of My Favorite Podcasts
I listen to a few true crime podcasts and this is definitely a favorite! I think the format (interviews with authors) is such an excellent way to tell these stories. Dan Zupansky does a great job with the interviews. It's clear that he has read these books and is always prepared to ask the questions that listeners would want to know. I can't understand any complaints about editing. This great entertainment/education costs me nothing -- and It's clear that countless hours are put into each episode. No complaints, just a huge THANKS DAN -- keep up the good work!!
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 3 out of
Good show but Dan really needs to learn how to edit. The callers frequently drop off the line or are hard to hear.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 2 out of
Could be better
Could be so much better. EDITING PLEASE!!! The host stumbles, the author stumbles, calls drop, all it takes is just a little editing. If you are doing a "professional" podcast have the courtesy to try a little editing. The host also asks ridiculous strings of questions and repeats himself constantly. The sound quality is also really poor which makes it tough to listen to sometimes. The content can be interesting but overall could be way better.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of
True stories are the weirdest, and this is like listening to an articulate friend calmly reporting on an unbelievably gristly event last night in the neighborhood.
Date published: 2015-10-04