True Crime Obsessed

By Patrick Hinds & Gillian Pensavalle

SHOW DESCRIPTION

The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on "Wild Wild Country," "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane," "Jesus Camp" and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.


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EPISODES LIST
12.11.2018
12.04.2018

65: The Case of the Cannibal Cop

In 2015, NYC Police Officer Gilberto Valle was convicted of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT: KIDNAP AND EAT. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution's narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison to make this film. There’s no way around it, you guys, this one is full of garbage—the cannibal cop himself (CANNIBAL COP, YOU GUYS), his enabling parents, and the filmmaker who never really tries to understand WHY and/or HOW Valle came to be the way he is. But don’t worry, there’s lots of good New York Post headlines….and one fabulous glamor shot. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Binge our 40+ bonus episodes via Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! When you join our Patreon fam, you not only support us, you also INSTANTLY get our entire catalog of bonus episodes, including **our episode-by-episode coverage of "SERIAL," "THE JINX," and "THE STAIRCASE."** You also get our interviews with **Asia McClain** (Adnan Syed's alibi witness), **Rabia Chaudry**, **"Tower" director Keith Maitland**, all of our mini-episodes, extended outtakes, AND full bonus episodes covering "Madonna: Truth or Dare" and "The Queen of Versailles." **AND IT'S ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) for information and tickets to our upcoming live events like our **February live shows** or our **Pride show** in June! **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

11.27.2018

64: Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger

THIS EPISODE IS RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES, YOU GUYS! In 2013, James (Whitey) Bulger, the South Boston mobster, was captured after 16 years on the lam. He was finally brought to justice for a murderous reign of terror that inspired books, films and a saga of Irish-American brotherhood and brutality. Last month (October of 2018) he was found beaten to death in a West Virginia prison. He was 89. This documentary tells the story of Whitey’s rise to power in South Boston, his dealings with the FBI during that time, it tackles questions of his relationship with the FBI. The film ultimately deals with his capture, trial, and--for lack of a better term--legacy. Whatever, any way you slice it, he was garbage. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! We also covered **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. And now we're on to **"The Jinx"**--the first 4 episodes of that series are now live! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! **[Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) for information and tickets to our upcoming live events like [OUR JUNE PRIDE SHOW!!](https://www.ticketcentral.com/online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A74DEEBB-2C77-46E7-AF9E-71AAC002452B&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=TCOPRIDE) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

11.13.2018

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

This week we're revisiting one of our most popular episodes!  A decade after making the documentary film “Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer” about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, director Nick Broomfield was subpoenaed as a witness for Aileen’s final appeal in overturning her death sentence. When he became a participant in Aileen’s legal fight, Broomfield decided made this new documentary which looks at Aileen's violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in her committing seven murders in the span of one year. For the documentary, Aileen granted Broomfield exclusive interviews in order to share her side of the story—conspiracy theories and all—as she prepared to be executed.  **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! We also covered **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. And now we're on to **"The Jinx"**--the first 3 episodes of that series are now live! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) for information and tickets to our upcoming live events like [OUR JUNE PRIDE SHOW!!](https://www.ticketcentral.com/online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A74DEEBB-2C77-46E7-AF9E-71AAC002452B&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=TCOPRIDE) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

11.06.2018

63: My Amityville Horror

In 1975, the Lutz family moved into the old house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amittyville, New York. The house was beautiful, nestled in the heart of an affluent neighborhood, it had a pool and a dock, and best of all, the family had gotten it at a staggeringly low price. **The only catch—a family of five had been brutally murdered there the year before.** According to the Lutz family, for the 28 days they lived in the home, they were tormented by ghosts and possessed by demons. They were thrown up the stairs, terrorized by mysterious creatures, and were levitated 13 feet into the air. In “My Amittyville Horror,” Daniel Lutz, who was 9 at the time, tells his version of the terrifying story for the first time. And you guys, this bro is intense. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! We also covered **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. And now we're on to **"The Jinx"**--the first 3 episodes of that series are now live! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) for information and tickets to our upcoming live events like [OUR JUNE PRIDE SHOW!!](https://www.ticketcentral.com/online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A74DEEBB-2C77-46E7-AF9E-71AAC002452B&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=TCOPRIDE) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

11.02.2018

63: My Amittyville Horror

In 1975, the Lutz family moved into the old house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amittyville, New York. The house was beautiful, nestled in the heart of an affluent neighborhood, it had a pool and a dock, and best of all, the family had gotten it at a staggeringly low price. **The only catch—a family of five had been brutally murdered there the year before.** According to the Lutz family, for the 28 days they lived in the home, they were tormented by ghosts and possessed by demons. They were thrown up the stairs, terrorized by mysterious creatures, and were levitated 13 feet into the air. In “My Amittyville Horror,” Daniel Lutz, who was 9 at the time, tells his version of the terrifying story for the first time. And you guys, this bro is intense. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! We also covered **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. And now we're on to **"The Jinx"**--the first 3 episodes of that series are now live! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) for information and tickets to our upcoming live events like [OUR JUNE PRIDE SHOW!!](https://www.ticketcentral.com/online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A74DEEBB-2C77-46E7-AF9E-71AAC002452B&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=TCOPRIDE) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

11.02.2018

62: Killer Legends

Welp, throw “Killer Legends” on the stacks of Halloween-ey docs we’ve hated! Having skimmed the Wikipedia pages and doing a combined 14 minutes of research, filmmakers Josh and Rachel head off to discover ‘the truth behind four of our most terrifying urban legends’….or whatever. Josh is overeager, Rachel is over Josh, and the city of Chicago is over the both of these fools asking if anyone is afraid of clowns. But hey, Donahue makes a hilariously morbid cameo, so it was all worth it.  **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! We also covered **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. And now we're on to **"The Jinx"**--the first 2 episodes of that series are now live! We also have **extended outtakes** for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here for information and tickets](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) to our upcoming live events like [OUR JUNE PRIDE SHOW!!](https://www.ticketcentral.com/online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A74DEEBB-2C77-46E7-AF9E-71AAC002452B&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=TCOPRIDE) Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes? [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

10.23.2018

Episode 61: Demon House

There’s no way around it, you guys: There is definitely a PORTAL TO HELL under the basement stairs in a crappy rental house in Gary, Indiana. It’s definitely definitely real, and I know this because that bro The Travel Channel--the one with the ghost hunter show or whatever-- said so. And so did the 12-foot goat-man who haunts his dreams. And he has NOTHING TO GAIN BY MAKING THIS WHOLE THING UP! Once again, we haaaaaaaaaaated this movie, so you know the episode is going to be hilarious. Zak Bagans buys the ‘haunted’ house, a little boy gets possessed and walks up a wall, and a cameraman turns evil. That’s about it. Oh and Patrick tries out the word “Bro” (it doesn’t go great) and Gillian laughs so hard she nearly chokes. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an **interview** with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! We also covered **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. And now we're on to **"The Jinx"**--episode 1 of that series is no live! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Want to see us LIVE?** [Go Here](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/see-us-live) for information and tickets to our upcoming live events like [OUR JUNE PRIDE SHOW!!](https://www.ticketcentral.com/online/default.asp?doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=A74DEEBB-2C77-46E7-AF9E-71AAC002452B&BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apromocode_access_code=TCOPRIDE) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [**GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!**](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

10.16.2018

"Tower": Commercial-Free Rebroadcast WITH EXTRAS!

YOU GUYS!!! A few weeks ago we got the chance to sit down with "Tower" director Keith Maitland for full interview about the film. [That interview is now live on the Patreon feed.](https://www.patreon.com/posts/21993766)We chatted about how he made the film, how he tracked down the victims and won their trust, how he learned about the tower shooting as kid and why is stuck with him for decades before he finally made the film, and how it was to tell the story of the shooting--the first-ever mass school shooting--as the story had been something of a state secret for nearly 50 years. We play a 3-minute clip of the interview at the end of the episode.  We wanted to rebroadcast this episode today so you could listen before listening to the interview with Keith! [So jump on over to the patreon feed and check it out!](https://www.patreon.com/posts/21993766) You guys, THIS EPISODE IS ALSO WHERE THE HERO BELL MAKES IT'S BEAUTIFUL DEBUT! Here's the original description of the episode: On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. Based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes, and survivors, TOWER combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation to tell the story of that day. The film highlights the fear, confusion, and visceral realities that changed the lives of those present, and the rest of us, forever - a day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

10.11.2018
10.02.2018
09.25.2018
09.18.2018

57: A Murder in the Park

Look, the specifics of this story are confusing AF. BUT at the heart of it, we’re dealing with a murder, a wrongful conviction, a false confession and A. WOMAN. NAMED. SHAWN. (She’s garbage, but we’re obsessed with the gender swapping name situation.). With his execution just 48 hours away, Anthony Porter's life was saved by a Northwestern University journalism class. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted-a double homicide in a Chicago park-led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it's because, as compellingly argued here, Porter actually is guilty, Simon is an innocent man and both are just pawns in a much larger plan. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to **Sarah Koenig** AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! Now we're covering **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. Episodes 1 - 7 are live now! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! **[Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

09.11.2018
08.28.2018
08.21.2018
08.14.2018

53: Wild Wild Country Part 1 (Covering Episodes 1 & 2 of the Netflix Series)

YOU GUYS!! MAJOR LIVE SHOW NEWS! [CLICK HERE FOR INFO AND TICKETS!!](https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10318459) Another bonkers cult-doc, you guys! Attend the tale of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a guru who rose to prominence in India in the nineteen-seventies, and collapsed into infamy in Oregon the decade after. But actually forget about him because everybody knows this shit is actually allllllllllll about his Lieutenant, er personal secretary, Sheela. In episodes 1 and 2, we watch in…horror? Confusion? as this band of religious lunatics? Chosen people? Weirdos? take over the small town of Antelope, Oregon (population 50) and try to build a community of thousands in the wilderness. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit doesn’t go great, you guys. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to **Sarah Koenig** AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! Now we're covering **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. Episodes 1 - 3 are live now! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)** **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS [BIOCLARITY](https://www.bioclarity.com/).** Complete skin care with two different daily routines! Get your first month for 50% off plus free shipping at [bioclarity.com](https://www.bioclarity.com/) and use the code TCO **[SQUARESPACE](https://www.squarespace.com/?channel=podcast&subchannel=audioboom&source=truecrimeobsessed)**. The easiest way to build your own beautiful website. Go to [Squarespace.com/TCO](https://www.squarespace.com/?channel=podcast&subchannel=audioboom&source=truecrimeobsessed) for a free trial. And when you're ready to sign up, use the offer code TCO to save $10 on a website or domain. **[FABFITFUN](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/)**. The fall box is now on pre-sale! Get 10$ off your first box by going to [fabfitfun.com](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) and use the code TCO

08.07.2018

52: The Central Park Five

This one has it all, you guys: Garbage Cops, False Convictions, And An 80s Home Perm Gone Seriously Wrong (oh AND two IDIOTS riding a TANDEM BIKE in CENTRAL PARK at 10 PM in 1989\. whatever, we'll get there.) In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling it "the crime of the century." But the truth about what really happened didn't become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! Now we're covering **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. Episodes 1 - 3 are live now! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS:**  **[THIRDLOVE](https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=TrueCrimeObsessed&utm_content=Audioboom&utm_medium=podcast&discount=V0EGBTMQHKF4)**. Find your perfect fitting bra! Go to [Thirdlove.com/TCO](https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=TrueCrimeObsessed&utm_content=Audioboom&utm_medium=podcast&discount=V0EGBTMQHKF4) and save 15% on your first purchase! [**SONG FINCH.**](https://www.songfinch.com/) Bring stories, feelings, and memories to life through a one of a kind song! Get 10% off your song from scratch at [Songfinch.com](https://www.songfinch.com/) and use the promo code TCO **[SCENTBIRD.](https://www.scentbird.com/)** THE luxury fragrance subscription service! Go to [Scentbird.com/TCO](https://www.scentbird.com/) and use the code TCO to save 50% on your first purchase PLUS free shipping! Are you kidding me?

07.31.2018

Episode 51: The Dog

The working title for this one was: “Three Gays Rob a Bank”. And we have an idea for the sitcom version. In August 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The act resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren began filming THE DOG in 2002 and continued for ten years. Drawing upon extraordinary archival footage, the film shuffles between the 1970s and the 2000s. We gain a historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love of his mother Terry, whose wit and charm infuse the film. How and why the bank robbery took place is recounted in gripping detail by Wojtowicz and various eyewitnesses. Looking for more TCO? [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! We covered "Serial" episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! Now we're covering "The Staircase" episode-by-episode. Episodes 1 and 2 are live now! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS:**  **[Legacy Box](https://legacybox.com/pages/pricing?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=TCO).** Digitized your home movies, videos, and photos! Save 40% off your first order OR save up to $200 on the largest Legacy Box Kit. Go to [Legacybox.com/TCO](https://legacybox.com/pages/pricing?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=TCO). [](https://simplisafe.com/tco) **[SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/tco).** Home Security System! Never get broken into while you're home and sleeping like Patrick did that one time! And for every order, SimpliSafe will donate a home security system to a home in need! Go to [SimpliSafe.com/TCO](https://simplisafe.com/tco) to order now!

07.24.2018

50: Evil Genius Part 2 (Covering episodes 3 & 4 of the Netflix Series)

WHY. ARE. THEY. ALL. HOARDERS? Heads Up! This episode of TCO covers parts 3 & 4 of the Netflix series. To hear our coverage of the first two episodes of the Netflix series,[go here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/single-post/2018/07/10/49-Evil-Genius-Part-1-Covering-Episodes-1-2-of-the-Netflix-Series) In this episode, we watch Marjorie just berate the soul out of her lawyer via Skpye, learn that the filmmaker’s unhealthy (and possibly unethical?) relationship with Marjorie is off the rails, we learn who the masterminds behind the pizza-delivery-bank-heist were (maybe), we meet more hoarders, AND we posit that meathead Jerry from the FBI and Jason Zwick from ATF are in a relationship? Maybe? Whatever, it’s all awful but we make you laugh. **Looking for more TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered "Serial" episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with Rabia Chaudry--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig. Now we're covering "The Staircase" episode-by-episode. [Episode 1 is live now!](https://www.patreon.com/posts/20047397) We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS ** **[FABFITFUN:](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) Beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness finds for women. Go to [fabfitfun.com](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) and use the code TCO to save $10 off your first box. ** **[CANVAS PEOPLE.](http://www.canvaspeople.com/TCO) Get and 11 X 14 print for free! Just pay shipping. Go to [canvaspeople.com](http://www.canvaspeople.com/TCO) and use the code TCO.** **[BIOCLARITY:](https://www.bioclarity.com/) Plant based skincare for clear, glowing skin. 50% off your first month plus free shipping. Go to [Bioclarity.com](https://www.bioclarity.com/) and use the code TCO.**

07.17.2018

50: Evil Genius Part 2 (Covering episodes 2 & 3 of the Netflix Series)

WHY. ARE. THEY. ALL. HOARDERS? Heads Up! This episode of TCO covers parts 3 & 4 of the Netflix series. To hear our coverage of the first two episodes of the Netflix series,[go here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/single-post/2018/07/10/49-Evil-Genius-Part-1-Covering-Episodes-1-2-of-the-Netflix-Series) In this episode, we watch Marjorie just berate the soul out of her lawyer via Skpye, learn that the filmmaker’s unhealthy (and possibly unethical?) relationship with Marjorie is off the rails, we learn who the masterminds behind the pizza-delivery-bank-heist were (maybe), we meet more hoarders, AND we posit that meathead Jerry from the FBI and Jason Zwick from ATF are in a relationship? Maybe? Whatever, it’s all awful but we make you laugh. **Looking for more TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered "Serial" episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with Rabia Chaudry--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig. Now we're covering "The Staircase" episode-by-episode. [Episode 1 is live now!](https://www.patreon.com/posts/20047397) We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS ** **[FABFITFUN:](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) Beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness finds for women. Go to [fabfitfun.com](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) and use the code TCO to save $10 off your first box. ** **[CANVAS PEOPLE.](http://www.canvaspeople.com/TCO) Get and 11 X 14 print for free! Just pay shipping. Go to [canvaspeople.com](http://www.canvaspeople.com/TCO) and use the code TCO.** **[BIOCLARITY:](https://www.bioclarity.com/) Plant based skincare for clear, glowing skin. 50% off your first month plus free shipping. Go to [Bioclarity.com](https://www.bioclarity.com/) and use the code TCO.**

07.17.2018

49: Evil Genius Part 1 (Covering Episodes 1 & 2 of the Netflix Series)

Let us paint a picture: The weirdest bank robbery in history, a collar-bomb, a cane-gun, three dead men, and two homes so hoard-ey they required hazmat suits. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you “Evil Genius.” In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation's attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong -- once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness -- is arrested. But 15 years later, this documentary proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought. **Looking for more TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered "Serial" episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with Rabia Chaudry--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig. Up next: our episode-by-episode coverage of "The Staircase." We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS [SQUARESPACE.](https://www.squarespace.com/?channel=podcast&subchannel=audioboom&source=truecrimeobsessed)** Build your own website! Go to [Squarespace.com/tco](https://www.squarespace.com/?channel=podcast&subchannel=audioboom&source=truecrimeobsessed) for a free trial. And when you're ready to launch, use the code TCO to save $10 on your first purchase of a website or domain.  [](https://www.betabrand.com/) **[BETABRAND](https://www.betabrand.com/).** Dress yoga pants! Go to [Betabrand.com](https://www.betabrand.com/) and use the code TCO to save 20%.  [RITUAL](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco).  Vitamins for Women. Order at [Ritual.com/TCO](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco)[](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco) [](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco)

07.10.2018

48: The Times of Harvey Milk

There are no two ways about it, Harvey Milk looked great in a T-Shirt.  Happy Pride, everyone! Let's talk about some gay stuff! (don't worry, this one is super true-crimey too.). In 1978, Harvey Milk became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 11 months later Milk and Mayor George Moscone were gunned down in their offices by Dan White, another of the city's Supervisors. This doc tells the story of Milk's rise to prominence and circumstances that led to the double assassination. This one is full of the gayest gays (Hey Girls!), The smartest lesbians (Hey Girls!), a FABULOUS pair of seashell earrings, and a union guy who, just trust us on this, gets a pass on calling Harvey Milk a "Fruit." Oh AND this case gives us "The Twinkie Defense," which is exactly as bullshit as it sounds.  Looking for more TCO? [We're on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) And we're covering "Serial" episode-by-episode--we're currently up to episode 10 and it's bonkers.  After "Serial," we're diving into "The Staircase" episode-by-episode. In addition, hear our two other full bonus episodes, extended outtakes from our episodes, and 8 mini-episodes (which are basically funny stories about everything from the time Patrick's kid went missing in the middle of the night to Gillian and Patrick's misadventures at CrimieCon). [Check it all out here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS:  [HIMS.](https://www.forhims.com/TCO) A one-stop shop for hair loss, skin care, and sexual wellness for men. Get a trial month for just $5 by ordering at [forhims.com/TCO](https://www.forhims.com/TCO) [ROTHY'S](https://rothys.com/) Sustainable, comefortable, and beautiful shoes for women.  Go to [Rothys.com](https://rothys.com/) and use the code TCO for free shipping with no minimum.  [](http://www.canvaspeople.com/) [CANVAS PEOPLE ](http://www.canvaspeople.com/) Your photos turned into art. Get a free 11x14 print (just pay shipping and handling) by going to [CanvasPeople.com](http://www.canvaspeople.com/), uploading your photo and using the code TCO at check out.  [](https://rothys.com/)

06.26.2018

47: Glory Daze

Happy Pride Month, Everyone! Now let's talk about a gay club kid who was super mean to people, became addicted to drugs, and murdered AND DISMEMBERED a fellow club-goer, shall we? Did I mention that he stuffed the body in a box LIVED WITH IT IN HIS APARTMENT FOR A WEEK, and then threw it into the Hudson River? No? Ugh, we'll get to it.  Glory Daze follows the rise and fall of club kid Michael Alig. From his humble beginnings as busboy in 1984 to his eventual reign as King of New York City nightlife, to his (sweet deal of a) prison sentence for murder. And as if that wasn't enough, get ready for some bonkers cameos from Patricia Field, Michael Musto, and Amanda Lepore (In A Limo! For No Apparent Reason!) **Looking for more TCO? [We're on Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! And we're covering "Serial" episode-by-episode--we're currently up to episode 9 and it's bonkers. In addition, hear our two other full bonus episodes, extended outtakes from our episodes, and 8 mini-episodes (which are basically funny stories about everything from the time Patrick's kid went missing in the middle of the night to Gillian and Patrick's misadventures at CrimieCon). [Check it all out here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)** **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS ** **[BETABRAND](https://www.betabrand.com/).**  Dress pants for women (that are actually yoga pants!). Use the code TCO to save 20% off.  **[RITUAL](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco).** The future of vitamins! Order yours at ritual.com/tco (or click on the word RITUAL here.) **[LEESA](https://www.leesa.com/products/leesa-mattress?utm_source=tco&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=2017&utm_content=all&utm_term=general&referrer=tco).** Our favorite mattress company! Go to Leesa.com/TCO to save $160 on your mattress! [](https://ritual.com/) . .

06.19.2018

46: Finders Keepers

You Guys, I Swear to God this is what this movie is about…. In 2004, John Wood had his left leg amputated after a single-engine plane crash that left him badly injured. He somehow convinced the doctors to let him keep the leg (!!!!!), he mummified it—yes MUMMIFIED IT—and eventually put it in a storage locker. In 2007 Shannon Whisnant unwittingly bought the leg when he purchased the contents of John’s storage locker after months of unpaid rent. Shannon—who should have been horrified—saw the leg as a money-making opportunity. He branded himself “The Leg Man” and tried to turn the leg into a tourist attraction. After learning what had become of his leg (HIS LEG, YOU GUYS), John decided to try to get it back. And the most ridiculous and disgusting custody battle the world has ever known was born. Looking for more TCO? [We're on Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed/posts)! And we're covering "Serial" episode-by-episode--we're currently up to episode 9 and it's bonkers. In addition, hear our two other full bonus episodes, extended outtakes from our episodes, and 8 mini-episodes (which are basically funny stories about everything from the time Patrick's kid went missing in the middle of the night to Gillian and Patrick's misadventures at CrimieCon). [Check it all out here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed/posts) THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS: [](https://rothys.com/) **[ROTHY'S](https://rothys.com/) Use the code TCO for free shipping--NO MINIMUM!** [](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) [](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) **[FabFitFun](https://fabfitfun.com/welcome/) Use the code TCO for $10 off your first box** **[LEESA](https://www.leesa.com/products/leesa-mattress?utm_source=tco&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=2017&utm_content=all&utm_term=general&referrer=tco) Go to Leesa.com/TCO (or just click the link above) to save $130 off your brand new mattress ** [Preview our Next Episode: "Glory Daze"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB18OEB2v0I)

06.12.2018

45: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

You guys, Gillian HATED this one, so, you know, buckle up this one is frikin' great.  Meet the White family--the most notorious pill popping, gun slinging, bad-tattoo-giving-while-hammered-in-the-kitchen, clan in all of West Virginia. For one year, the hot dummies behind MTV's "Jackass" followed them around with cameras to see what would happen. And Guess What Happens???!!!......really nothing. But somehow it's awesome. Drugs are done, dances are tapped (which should be super gay and fabulous, but definitely isn't), kids are removed by child protective services (thank God), attempted murders are admitted to, people go to jail, and one pair of sisters have an EPIC EXPERIENCE at the Taco Bell drive thru. This one is not to be missed. ALSO! Check out [our Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) for our weekly bonus content! We're covering "Serial" episode-by-episode. We're currently up to Episode 7 and honestly we're pretty over Sarah Koenig and her self righteous nonsense. But in this episode, we meet Diedre Enright of The Innocence Project AND THERE'S FINALLY AN ADULT IN THE ROOM. Via our Patreon feed, you can also check out our weekly extended outtakes (the ones from this week are epic), as well as our other Full Bonus Episodes, and mini-episodes. [Subscribe right now and immediately get like 22 new episodes in your Patreon podcast feed.](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR: [Dagne Dover](https://www.dagnedover.com/tco). Get 20% off when you visit [DagneDover.com/TCO](https://www.dagnedover.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=TCO) and enter the code TCO.

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05.15.2018

42: Author: The JT LeRoy Story

In 2000, the novel “Sarah” was published. It was written by a homeless teenaged hustler named JT LeRoy. Nobody had ever met him—his only correspondence with press and publishers was over the phone or fax machine—and still he became the literary sensation of the time. He was dubbed a ‘wunderkind,’ an ‘it boy’ and ‘the literary voice of his generation.’ He became a best-selling author and sold the film rights to his books. The only thing was, he didn’t actually exist. On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out that he was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert--like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids--breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Albert's epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. Also, our best friend Courtney Love (call us, girl!) Is back in a big, cocaine-infused way. Oh, how we’ve missed her. You Guys! We're creating WEEKLY FULL BONUS EPISODES [via our Patreon feed.](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We're currently covering "Serial" season 1 episode-by-episode. [The firs 4 episode of "Serial" plus 2 full bonus episodes (covering "The Queen of Versailles" and "Madonna: Truth or Dare") are now available.](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE: The Seven Five. [Check out the Trailer here!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBB7DolmQPY) THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS [Dagne Dover](https://www.dagnedover.com/) Visit Dagnedover.com/TCO and use the code TCO to save 20% off. [ProFlowers](https://www.proflowers.com/) Visit proflowers.com, to send a Mom in your life 100 colorful blumes with a free glass vase for just $19:99 plus shipping and handling. Click on the blue microphone in the upper right corner and use our code: TCO [ForHims.com](https://www.forhims.com/) Our listeners get a trial month of Hims for just $5\. Go to ForHims.com/TCO

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