The Blotter Presents
About This Show
The Blotter Presents reviews the true-crime properties of today AND yesteryear TV, movies, books, podcasts, and longform articles. A rotating roster of guests discusses everything from Aileen to the Zodiac each week. Hosted by Sarah D. Bunting.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
064: Slow Burn And Patty Has A Gun
4 days ago
Last week, the Slow Burn podcast turned its attention to the pettily tawdry period in American politics known as "the Bill Clinton Impeachment," and Canadian Alex Collins has politely agreed to turn HER attention to the Slate podcast's second season. Do we think differently about Clinton's "high crimes" -- and their victims -- than we did back then? And how will Slow Burn tell us something new about a time those of us who lived through it thought we'd never want to hear about again?
Later, we talk about CNN's podcast Patty Has A Gun, something of an audio companion to the network's miniseries on the kidnapping of Hearst heiress Patricia...and her subsequent "conversion" to the beliefs of her captors. We find a number of striking parallels between Monica Lewinsky's situation and "Tania"'s, and a number of similarities in solid storytelling between our Cold Case podcast and our Most Wanted. Begin communique: it's The Blotter Presents, Episode 64.
Slow Burn (http://www.slate.com/articles/slate_plus/watergate.html)
Patty Has A Gun (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/turner-podcast-network/patty-has-a-gun-the-life-and-crimes-of-patricia-hearst)
CNN's miniseries, The Radical Story Of Patty Hearst (https://www.cnn.com/shows/radical-story-patty-hearst)
Toobin's American Heiress (https://amzn.to/2MfW2Er)
Bryan Burrough (https://www.vanityfair.com/contributor/bryan-burrough) for Vanity Fair
Bachelor Nation (https://amzn.to/2B7CJb6)Read more »