True Crime Garage
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Each week Nic & The Captain get in the garage and talk true crime and drink beer.
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Killing Fields Trilogy /// Part 3
Killing Fields Trilogy /// Part 3 of 3
Part 3 of 3
There is a large plot of land about a mile from interstate 45 in south Texas called the Killing Field. This spot along with the stretch of I-45 that runs from Houston to Galveston have claimed many victims and held many secrets. Since 1971 homicides of girls and young women have occurred here at an alarming rate. There have been over thirty murders and several women who have vanished. This story will span three different Texas Counties. Twelve different law enforcement agencies worked these cases. Join us as we take a trip to one of our favorite states to discuss one of America's most notorious serial cases.
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Rated 4 out of
Nic is as good as it gets
I like this show because they take interesting cases and Nic does some serious research and is very well versed. If I have one complaint, it is that the Captain seems like the bored kid in the back of the classroom that often involves themselves in conversation only to crack a joke or go off task. I mean, he sometimes makes decent point, but rarely. And sometimes the attempt at levity are not appropriate. However, Nic is so good, he offsets this and redirects the conversation. I mean, if you have something to inject that is relevant, but if you just want to speak because you are tired of listening, well, good for you, but nobody else.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of
A True Crime Fan's DELIGHT
This is absolutely my favorite true crime podcast available! The guys do a great job covering the facts and sharing their own thoughts and opinions while remaining conscious and compassionate to the victims and their families. Something that is sometimes lost on other podcasts of this kind.
When I first started listening I thought the mixes with the news clips at the beginning of each show were a lil hokey but now I actually really look forward to seeing how they will introduce an episode musically every week. I'm actually finding myself now being caught up on episodes wanting to go back and re-listen to the older ones again, so bravo!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of
Great job guys
Great show, guys. Unlike some reviewers, i like the interaction between Nic and the Captain. Captain's humor is welcome and Nic is a natural for these things. I loved the first episodes like Brian Shaffer (chilling) and many more. Since they make two episodes by case, though, i think that it's too long. Sometimes, we're about to go somewhere, and usually the Captain will intervene with something not that important and goes on and on. I think you should make one episode for each case (like you did at the beginning), unless you really have a lot of stuff. Anyway, love listening to you. Keep it up.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of
Hosts are Real and Down to Earth
I usually don't review, but felt compelled when I saw someone had said the hosts have no chemistry. Not true in the slightest! They call each other out, but not in a bickering way. It helps the audience feel heard by one host saying things that typically I am thinking. For example, in the Aurora episode Nik says something along the lines of movie attendees turning off their phones for a movie, and as a viewer I scoffed that nobody turns there phones off, and then the Captain corrected him and pointed out people silence their phones. I know this is an odd example, but this was the last episode I listened to. Not bickering, just discussion. Awesome podcast. Have been a regular listener for a long time! Humor and crime, what more could you ask for? EVEN their sponsor shout outs don't bug me and typically make me laugh.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 2 out of
For the most part this is well-researched and calmly presented information, but the Captain has the diction and vocabulary of a 15-year-old C student. He's just a chore to listen to. He claims to be the sound guy and editor, so why doesn't he edit out the times when it takes him 6 or 7 tries (sometimes with aggravated grumbling) to get out a sentence? Nic would be better served playing the interested everyman against someone who passed high school biology and can string 9 words together without gargling them at the back of the throat.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 3 out of
Enjoyable but too many conspiracy theories
I do enjoy the podcast, but sometimes the Captain goes a bit too far in presenting ridiculous conspiracy theories (see the James Holmes episode). I also occasionally cringe at the bad grammar of both hosts. The Captain needs to also not make such stupidly obvious statements such as "He was a super bad dude" when talking about killers (duhh). These are minor quibbles. Overall I enjoy the podcast.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 2 out of
Dump the "Captain" and you'll have a great show.
I was interested in a lot of the crimes TCG covered, but had to abandon it because I can't listen to the Captain anymore. I teach high school, and this guy has the mentality of a high school boy. From incessant joking about the "short bus" on one episode to making fun of people's voices, I just find most of what comes out of his mouth irrelevant. Too bad -- Nic is great and clearly puts a lot of time into it.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of
I am fascinated by true crime, but I am not a fan of the podcast that have actors trying to reenact scenes. It's just too campy for me.... Being a Minnesotan, I am very familiar with the Wetterling case. I remember the night it happened and I remember how life as I knew it, changed forever. These Fellas did an excellent job in telling the story and giving the listener facts and details necessary to what when down in St Joseph that October. The Stearns County dropped the ball many, many times during this investigation. Jacob was right there the entire time. 27 years, Jacobs parents had no idea he was so close. I feel terrible for Jacob and Jared.... The authorities failed them miserably.
Date published: 2017-01-19