Rank #1: 86: Ep. 86: The Menendez Brothers, Part I
Continuing our April theme of family violence, we tackle a "biggie" in this and the next episode -- the Menendez Brothers, dirty psychologists, mistresses, parricide, and Jessa's massive girl-crush on defense attorney Leslie Abramson all come up.
Apr 26 2018
Rank #2: 223: Ep.223: Mary Kay Letourneau Crossover w/LANSC, Part 1
Aug 15 2019
Rank #3: 72: Ep. 72: Michelle Carter, Part 1
In honor of discussing limitations on our protected rights, like freedom of speech, Jessa and Nick bring you case coverage of the "texting homicide" case of Michelle Carter.
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Mar 22 2018
Rank #4: 3: Ep. 3: People v. Brock Turner, Part 1
Nick & Jessa discuss the Brock Turner case in a two part episode. This covers the facts of the case and some of the pretrial issues. Part 2 covers the trial and sentencing.
Nov 15 2017
Rank #5: 82: Ep. 82: State v. Debra Head, Part I
Jessa and Nick stick close to home, talking about a Wisconsin homicide case from 1998 that greatly expanded our state's view of the "reasonable person" standard in evaluating claims of perfect and imperfect self-defense, specifically with regard to Battered Woman defense. This episode covers the facts of the case through the initial trial, and the second episode will discuss the post-conviction rulings and how they changed our legal landscape.
Apr 19 2018
Rank #6: 159: Ep.159: David Camm, Part 1
Jessa and Nick timeline the multiple trials and appeals of the David Camm case.
Jan 03 2019
Rank #7: 51: Ep. 51: State v. Casey Anthony, Part I
Nick and Jessa talk about the extremely weird circumstances that led up to the capital trial of Casey Anthony. We cannot stress enough: THIS CASE IS SO WEIRD.
Jan 31 2018
Rank #8: 69: Ep. 69: Scott Peterson, Part 1: Audio Corrected
So, Jessa's splice and dice editing didn't go over so well. Here's the proper version of Nick & Jessa diving into Scott Peterson's case.
Mar 19 2018
Rank #9: 219: Ep.219: Jeffrey Epstein, Part 1
Jul 31 2019
Rank #10: 212: Ep.212: The Murder of Jessica Dishon, Part 1
Jul 07 2019
Rank #11: 70: Ep. 70: Scott Peterson, Part 2: Just How Biased Are We?
Jessa and Nick's differing conclusions about Scott Peterson's guilt/conviction cause them to examine what biases they're bringing to the table when listening to evidence. Also, the trial.
Mar 19 2018
Rank #12: 186: Ep.186: This is Criminal Justice in America. (MELGAR: THE FINAL CONCLUSION.)
Here it is. Jessa and Nick start off by sharing their (divergent) views on how they each would've voted based on the trial record in Melgar, but more importantly, they talk about why this particular high profile case is so important to talk about in considering larger issues of criminal justice reform. More importantly yet, they talk about what you can do about it. And, unlike their usual sparse notations, here are some links that give the option of donating time or money to support criminal justice reform. Please consider spending some time with one of these organizations.
We hope that we've given new listeners something to think about, and now, we'll be back to the usual. Our next episode will be an introduction to the most recent Listener's Choice vote: Andrea Yates.
Here's a link to a site where you can educate yourself on local judges and prosecutors running for election in your area:
And finally, here are links to the murder mystery subscription services Jessa mentions:
Apr 08 2019
Rank #13: 20: Ep. 20: 12Play: R.Kelly, Part 1.
Strap in, everybody. This is about to be the longest timeline EVER. Nick & Jessa start to unpack the wild and probably illegal world of R.Kelly.
*Disclaimer: R.Kelly has never been convicted of a sex crime. When we say "probably", we aren't basing that on, like, the law and stuff.
Dec 17 2017
Rank #14: 236: Ep.236: Amber Guyger, Part 1
Oct 17 2019
Rank #15: 197: Ep.197: Sentencings & Affluenza (Ethan Couch, Part 1)
Nick and Jessa talk about a patron-suggested case, the State of Texas vs Ethan Couch, otherwise known as the "affluenza teen" -- they cover how argued sentencings work and the evidence presented at the Couch sentencing.
May 16 2019
Rank #16: 130: Ep.130: The "Slender Man Stabbing", Part 1
Nick and Jessa get paranormal on your asses and discuss the urban myth of Slender Man and the competency and juvenile jurisdiction issues surrounding the cases of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier.
Sep 27 2018
Rank #17: 138: Ep. 138: A Supreme Gentleman: Elliot Rodger, Part 1
In this special episode, Nick and Jessa discuss the life, times, and journals of Elliot Rodger, everyone's "favorite" incel. This episode is proudly sponsored by hims.com -- check the ad out at 24 minutes in for more information.
Also, this is special. We cannot stress that enough.
Oct 25 2018
Rank #18: 73: Ep. 73: Michelle Carter, Part 2
Jessa and Nick conclude their discussion of the Michelle Carter case, and get a little emotional about the topic of teen suicide. We might be out of our lanes on this one, but we're COMPASSIONATELY out of our lanes.
Mar 26 2018
Rank #19: 4: Ep. 4: Brock the Casbah (People v. Brock Turner, Part 2)
Nick & Jessa conclude their discussion of the Brock Turner case, including trial and sentencing. #lawpod #truecrime
Nov 18 2017