Author: Samantha Sanders

BLOTTER | June 22

Hi, out there. I have a roundup busting at the seams to see you through the weekend. All links have been quality-tested by me under the harshest conditions to ensure their quality. Let’s do things list-style today, huh? Podcasts First up: A man serving a life sentence for murder decided to pass some time by listening to a podcast. He heard a voice he thought he recognized. He was right. Need something a bit different to try? Archive 81 is a “found footage” podcast that describes itself as being “about horror, cities, and the subconscious.” Oh, and if you...

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BLOTTER | JUNE 20, 2017

Welcome back to your twice-weekly rundown of all things true crime (at least as they relate to page, pod, and screen). We’re going to do something a bit different today. We’ll be taking a closer look at links of interest related to England’s infamous Moors Murders. One of the perpetrators, Ian Brady, died in prison last month at 79. His accomplice, Myra Hindley, has been dead since 2002. With that tangible link to those horrific crimes now gone, it’s worth another look at how the murders affected England then and now. Here are some links of note: • Al-Jazeera...

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BLOTTER | JUNE 14, 2017

Hi, all. I have links, lists, and longreads to see you through the weekend, starting with The New York Times and their true crime summer reading picks. If you’re looking for crime of the fictional kind, they have that, too. Movies more your thing? Lately they are for me. Oxygen has a list of 10 true crime classics from the 80s, including I Know My First Name is Steven, which was responsible for a fair share of my middle school nightmares. As you may or may not remember, Steven’s brother later went on to become a serial killer. The...

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BLOTTER | JUNE 12, 2017

Hi, guys! [said sheepishly] Last week’s summer Friday turned into a week-long break from the crime scene on Audiences Everywhere, but I never stopped collecting links 4 U. In the meantime, I also had jury duty, and likely sensing my deep expertise in all things crime, I never got called to a case, but did enjoy a full day of reading and relaxing in the surprisingly well-appointed courthouse for Brooklyn (they have charging stations). But back to those links. In further proof that interest in true crime just keeps getting more meta, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office recently...

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BLOTTER | JUNE 1, 2017

Happy June! This is our twentieth installment of Blotter—thanks for reading—so we’re going to try and pack a lot in. Deep breath, here goes: In podcasts, Forbes talked with Maria Konnikova, host of the excellent show The Grift, about the screwy mental distortion of interviewing the most convincing liars in the game. I just began listening to They Walk Among Us, a UK podcast about some of Britain’s most intriguing cases and I’m hooked, if you need a new show. Also, be sure to look for AE’s Becky Belzile on Pop Culture Case Study this week, talking Patty Jenkins’ Monster,...

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