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...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcast

True crime writers and pop culture podcasters Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie invite special guests to talk about ripped-from-the-headlines episodes of Law & Order, SVU, and Criminal Intent. Tweet to us @lawandorderpod or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/lawandorderpod and on the web at lawandorderpodcast.com.

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L&O: The mob kills everyone and Jon Cryer’s father is the judge (w/Jon Cryer)

In this episode, we're joined by Jon Cryer, star of "Two and a Half Men," "Pretty in Pink," and the "Undisclosed Addendum" podcast. We'll discuss Law & Order season 1, episodes 15 & 16, "The Torrents of Greed" parts 1 & 2. Greevey and Logan bust an illegal cigarette ring, but Stone can't nail the mob boss behind it. We'll also hear Jon Cryer's personal connection to the episode.This episode is inspired by the life of NYC mafia don John Gotti.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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SVU: Scott Bakula names his penis King Sebastian

The kidnapping of a baby leads the squad into the mystery of who the father is. Could he be the politically powerful man hoping to avoid a scandal? Kevin and Rebecca are joined by podcaster and Tomato Nation founder Sarah D. Bunting as they take on SVU season 14 episode 7 "Vanity's Bonfire."  This episode is inspired by the sex scandal of presidential candidate John Edwards.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

5 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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SVU: Joan Cusack's daughter gets kidnapped...again!

SVU searches for little Mackenzie who ran away from her smothering parents. Their older daughter was kidnapped and vanished years ago, and now they're making Mackenzie look just like her (with plastic surgery and a microchip). We're talking about SVU S12 E1 Locum with actor Chase Williamson. This episode takes some cues from the ripped from the headline story of Jaycee Dugard.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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SVU: He didn't know he's sleeping with his daughter

You think the guy in the creepy clown mask kidnapping the teen girl is the weirdest this episode gets. But HOLD ON. Wait until the music teacher finds out the student he's been sleeping with is actually the love child he never knew he had. (Vomit here.) We're still stunned by SVU S19 E17 "Send in the Clowns" and we'll talk about it with Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Steven Walter Pladl. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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SVU: Marcia Gay Harden is the killer in her own investigation

Old friend and FBI Agent Dana Lewis teams up with SVU to grill a suspect in an unsolved string of rape-homicides from the 1980s. But when Amaro catches her lying about her relationship with the fiancé one of the victims, he suspects the agent may be involved.  We're talking about SVU S14 E14 Secrets Exhumed with Melissa from the Moms and Murder podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Sherri Rasmussen. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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SVU: Tim Daly is a preacher who hates gay people

Singer/songwriter and L&O addict Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) joins Kevin & Rebecca to discuss SVU season 8, episode 17, "Sin." It looks like a male prostitute is murdered in a ritualized killing, but the trail leads Stabler & Benson to a charismatic preacher who may be hiding a secret. Special thanks to Mike, who let us use his new single, "I Can't Believe I Found You in That Town."This episode is inspired by the sex scandal of preacher Ted Haggard.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

26 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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BONUS: SVU S19 E9 Instant Recap! Grandma Sheila was Noah's kidnapper all along!

As a follow up to our last episode about SVU S19 E8 "Intent," part 1 of a cliffhanger, we're dropping this bonus episode to briefly talk about the conclusion of the kidnapping storyline in E9 "Gone Baby Gone." We'll hear from Rebecca Lavoie and Sarah D. Bunting about muttonchops, Twitter meltdowns, and how to get to New Hampshire.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17mins

6 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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SVU: The twin girl learns she's really a boy

Benson & Stabler's search for the victim of a botched rape leads them to a set of twins...and the sister has more in common with her brother than she realizes. Kevin and Rebecca welcome Jack O'Brien (Cracked podcast, Cracked magazine) to talk about SVU season 6 episode 12 "Identity." This SVU episode is based on the real-life case of David Reimer.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

15 Feb 2017

Rank #8

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SVU: The prep school rapist & the Cherry Pickers Club

What really happened between those two teens in the prep school darkroom? The girl's texts are hurting the case, but then the squad learns the boy is part of a virgin-collecting contest in the secret "Cherry Picker's Club." This episode, Kevin & Rebecca are joined by Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddy Gray journalist Amelia McDonell-Parry as they look at SVU season 17 episode 12 "A Misunderstanding." The ripped from the headlines case this episode is based on is the rape trial of St. Paul's prep school graduate Owen Labrie. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

15 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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L&O: A woman gets chased off a bridge & Rey's wife leaves

A woman jumps from a crowded bridge. Did she kill herself or was she chased to her death? Meantime, Rey tells Lenny that his wife moved out after he confessed his one-night stand. On this installment, author and Law & Order savant Brady Carlson joins Kevin and Rebecca as they dig into the classic Mothership episode, season 7 episode 11, "Menace." This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Delitha Ward.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

12 Oct 2016

Rank #10

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SVU: The shoe fetishist cuts off a woman's foot

Who would cut off a dead woman's foot? Maybe it's the creepy bowling alley worker whose apartment she accidentally went to? And why not arrest his mother for creating a shoe fetish murderer in the first place? We're talking about SVU S4 E16 Tortured with guest Aviv Rubenstein from the inferior podcast, "Special Viewing Unit." This episode was inspired by the real life case of Jerry Brudos. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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SVU21: The celebrity fakes his own hate crime

A hip hop artist is the latest victim of a serial predator. But when the squad busts the actual culprit, they discover the celebrity faked his attack to get attention. We're talking about the very latest episode in historic SVU season 21, episode 3 "Down Low in Hell's Kitchen." Our returning guest is Margo Donohue from the Book vs Movie podcast. This episode was inspired by the Jussie Smollett case. We're sponsored by ThirdLove and Joybird.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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L&O: Who did it? The mobster or his twin brother?

Gangster Cally Lonegan is the prime suspect in the murder of his crooked business partner, but the FBI says he was under surveillance at the time of the hit. Briscoe and Green learn the feds are covering for the mobster...and he has a twin brother! We're talking about Law & Order season 11 episode 21 "Brother's Keeper." Our returning guest is author and Wisconsin Public Radio host Brady Carlson. This episode is inspired by the lives of Whitey and Billy Bulger.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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SVU: Robin Williams is basically a super villain

In SVU's 200th episode, Robin Williams scams a burger manager to strip search an employee, defends himself at trial, appears on Morning Joe with a sheep named Elliot, organizes a Grand Central Station flash mob, kidnaps Benson and threatens Stabler to administer electrical shocks, blows up a recording studio, then disappears in the East River while still handcuffed. And gets nominated for an Emmy for doing it. We're talking about SVU S9 E17 Authority with Michelle Rubenstein from the It Takes Three podcast network. This episode was inspired by a 2004 phone scam at a Kentucky McDonalds.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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SVU: A fake child sex ring leads to a real child sex ring

A fake news story links a congressman to a sex ring run out of a Chinese restaurant. No sooner does SVU debunk the rumor then they stumble across a real child sex ring on the Internet. And once again Noah is...IN DANGER! Join us, snowflakes. We’re talking about SVU S18 E17 Real Fake News. Our guest is Jessa Nicholson Goetz from the Getting Off Podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped from the headlines controversy around Pizzagate.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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SVU: Is their rapist Danny from Caddyshack?

Olivia and Fin hunt a murdering rapist wearing a police uniform. Is it the line-crossing, prostitute-banging Officer Marcosi...or someone pretending to be a cop? We're discussing SVU S3 E14 Counterfeit with Mary Phillips-Sandy from the "Let's Talk About Cats" podcast. This episode takes its inspiration from the 1986 murder of Cara Knott. We're sponsored by Best Fiends and Madison Reed.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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SVU: Benson goes into virtual reality to rescue Vixy Platinum by turning on the sun

How do you find a vanished woman whose online avatar is teen stripper Vixy Platinum? Go INTO the game and locate the kidnapper's virtual cabin by making the sun come out at night. Also there's a sleepwalking rapist and a girl who's been missing for 25 years and still carries a torch for her pedophile kidnapper.  We turn the bat-shit-crazy to 11 with Sarah D. Bunting as we talk about SVU season 9 episode 2 "Avatar." The story takes plot points from the online world of Second Life. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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SVU: John Stamos has 20 kids & gets blown up with a knife

Remember when John Stamos was the guest star on SVU? And he fathered 20 kids by 20 different women (which isn't actually a crime)? And he got killed by a special knife that made his chest blow up? Yeah...it's kind of hard to forget. We're going to figure out what happened in SVU season 12 episode 22 "Bang." Our guest is Gillian Pensavalle from the True Crime Obsessed podcast.This episode is based loosely on a clinical study into "reproductive coercion," and also the story of British bloke Keith Macdonald who had ten baby mommas.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

7 Jun 2017

Rank #18

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SVU: Stuckey, the annoying lab tech, was really the killer

The psycho suspect escapes by riding through a Fun House, then fleeing super villain-style by dumping toxic gas to cover his tracks. But it's Benson who rescues Stabler from Stuckey, the real killer, by repeatedly slapping her partner and making out with the bad guy. We're looking at SVU season 10 episode 22 "Zebras." Our guest is from the "In Trouble for Talking" podcast, Sonia Sells. The episode takes some cues from the life of SVU regular Richard Belzer. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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SVU: Amaro shoots a kid and Cragen hits the road

After joining a police foot chase, Amaro shoots an unarmed teen. Now IAB is after him. But it's Cragen who turns in his badge, as the iconic character retires after 400 L&O and SVU episodes. We're talking with Kimmie Smith of Athleisure Mag about Special Victims Unit season 15 episode 10 (sometimes listed as episode 11) "Amaro's One-eighty."This story is inspired by the real life case of Ramarley Graham.This episode is brought to you by Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our special promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemediaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #20