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True Crime Binge

Host Bob Ruff invites other true crime content creators on the show each week to share their origin stories, break down cases they’ve covered, and give you a little taste of their podcasts.  Listeners get to listen in on fun conversations, learn about new cases, and find their next true crime binge!

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Host Bob Ruff invites other true crime content creators on the show each week to share their origin stories, break down cases they’ve covered, and give you a little taste of their podcasts.  Listeners get to listen in on fun conversations, learn about new cases, and find their next true crime binge!

104: Amy Donaldson – The Letter

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This week’s episode features award-winning journalist and host of the podcast “The Letter,” Amy Donaldson. From Lemonada Media and , “The Letter” tells the story of the 1996 murder of Zachary Snarr and attempted murder of Yvette Rodier in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout this 8-part narrative series, Amy features interviews with Zachary’s closest friends and family, as well as Yvette herself. Bob, Erica, and Amy also chat about Amy’s journalism career, pickle ball, and (of course) dogs.
Listen to the “The Letter” here: https://link.chtbl.com/TheLetterPodcast

Sep 28 2022

39mins

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103: Ruth Markel

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In this week’s episode, Bob interviews author and public speaker, Ruth Markel. Ruth is the mother of Dan Markel, who was shot to death in his driveway in 2014. Bob asks Ruth about her book, “The Unveiling,” in which Ruth describes her experiences after her son’s death and her work to help pass The Markel Act. “The Unveiling” was published on September 20, 2022 by Post Hill Press.

Sep 21 2022

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102: Kayla Waters

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This week, Bob is joined by the host of “True Crime Exposed,” Kayla Waters. Bob asks Kayla about working with her co-host/mom. They also chat about recording setups, Youtube, and Justin Bieber. Lastly, Bob and Kayla discuss the brutal murder of Angie Dodge and the wrongful conviction of Chris Tapp.

Sep 14 2022

42mins

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101: Maggie & Allison

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For this week’s episode, Bob interviews Maggie and Allison, the hosts of “Coffee and Cases.” Their podcast releases episodes weekly and focuses on unsolved, and often lesser-known, cases. Bob chats with the pair about their experiences as teachers and generational differences. They also discuss the unsolved murder of Valeri Brooks in Versailles, Kentucky.

Sep 07 2022

46mins

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100: Bob Ruff

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For this special, 100th episode of True Crime Binge, production manager Erica turns the tables on Bob, in a sort of AMSS (Ask Me Some Stuff). On YouTube LIVE, Bob and Erica chat about their favorite whiskeys and Bob’s artistic skills. Bob also answers a lot of questions about the beginning of “Serial Dynasty” and how it became “Truth & Justice,” as well as questions regarding past cases and some behind the scenes looks into the world of podcasting.

Aug 31 2022

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99: Kathleen Goldhar

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This week’s guest is Kathleen Goldhar, host of the podcasts “True Crime Byline” and “Do You Know Mordechai?” Before diving into the case, Kathleen educates Bob on the Canadian criminal justice system and journalism. Bob and Kathleen then discuss the murder of JoAnn Wilson by a Canadian politician.

Aug 24 2022

32mins

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98: Kristin & Mogab

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This week’s guests are Kristin and Mogab from the podcast “True Crime Creepers.” Kristin, the true crime “fanatic,” tells her friend Mogab, the true crime “newbie,” about a new case each week. Bob spends a large part of the episode chatting with the pair about Mogab’s name and Waffle House. They then discuss the case of Richard Glossip, a wrongfully-convicted man who currently sits on death row.

Aug 17 2022

43mins

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97: Laura Beil

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In this week’s episode, Bob is joined by medical journalist and podcast host, Laura Beil. Laura is the host of the hit podcast, “Dr. Death,” and has launched a new limited series podcast called, “Sympathy Pains,” from iHeartRadio. Laura tells Bob about her career in journalism, making career changes, and how she got into medical journalism. They also discuss the subject of “Sympathy Pains,” the case of Sarah Delashmit, a conwoman who faked illnesses for almost 20 years.

Aug 10 2022

36mins

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96: Eric Carter-Landin

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This week, Bob is joined by Eric Carter-Landin, host of “True Consequences,” where Eric focuses on telling the stories of unsolved crimes that occur in his home state of New Mexico. Eric tells Bob about his podcast production, as well as the story behind his brother Jacob’s murder, which remains unresolved. They also discuss the disappearance and murder of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine.

Aug 03 2022

39mins

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95: Chris Hansen

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This week’s guest is the one and only Chris Hansen, longtime host of “To Catch a Predator” on Dateline NBC, and host of the follow-up podcast “Predators I’ve Caught with Chris Hansen.” Bob chats with Chris about growing up in Michigan, his early career, and the beginnings of “To Catch a Predator.” They also discuss the case of Ronald Lloyd Bailey, a predator lurking around Detroit, MI in the 1980s.

Jul 27 2022

39mins

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94: Bill & Kristin

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This week, Bob is joined by Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley. The pair host “Mind Over Murder,” a short-form podcast that covers a new case in each episode, along with thoughtful conversations about true crime. Bob, Bill, and Kristin chat about the man himself, Jim Clemente, bad reviews, and their careers. They also discuss the Colonial Parkway Murders, a case that Bill has personal ties to and remains unsolved to this day.

Jul 20 2022

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93: LIVE: Aaron & Justin

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LIVE from Las Vegas! Bob invites Aaron and Justin from the “Generation Why” podcast on stage for a special live show at CrimeCon 2022. In thisfunepisode, Bob invites production manager Erica on stage to personally relay some weirdly personal facts about the OGs of true crime, and Bob learns more about their love of MMA and industrial music

Jul 13 2022

54mins

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92: Sarah Ferris

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This week, Bob is joined by Sarah Ferris, host of the new podcast, “Klooghless: The Long Con.” Sarah also hosts two other true crime podcasts, along with a sustainability podcast, but her most recent podcast covers the story of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in New Zealand history, and her family’s connection to the case. Before learning more about the case, Bob and Sarah chat about the fiasco at CrimeCon UK this year, real estate, and how Sarah ended up co-hosting a podcast with a former FBI agent.

Jul 06 2022

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91: Connie Walker

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In this week’s episode, Bob interviews award-winning investigative journalist and host of the podcasts “Missing and Murdered” and “Stolen,” Connie Walker. Bob and Connie chat about her work at the CBC, the differences between podcasting and TV journalism, and how Connie discovered her passion for covering indigenous cases. They also discuss Season 2 of “Stolen: Surviving St. Micheal’s,” which centers around Connie’s father’s experience as an indigenous child in a residential school and the abuse he, and many other children, suffered there.

Jun 29 2022

36mins

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90: Whitney & Melissa

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This week’s guests are Whitney and Melissa, hosts of “Cults, Crimes, & Cabernet.” The podcast is light-hearted in nature, but Whitney and Melissa have also dedicated themselves to advocating for victims by assisting in investigations and helping to bring awareness to unsolved cases. Bob chats with the ladies about science, COVID friend circles, and the absurdity of dry counties. They also discuss the infamous case of the disappearance of Brandon Lawson, and Whitney and Melissa’s connection to a recent update in the case.

Jun 22 2022

46mins

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89: Wendy & Beth

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This week’s episode features guests Wendy and Beth, co-hosts of the podcast “Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color.” Covering the often untold stories of crimes involving people of color, Wendy and Beth also discuss historical and social contexts that contribute to those crimes. Bob chats with the duo about the inspiration for their podcast, Beth’s art degrees, and Shane Yoder’s love for the xylophone. They then discuss the horrific tragedy of the Waddell Temple Massacre.

Jun 15 2022

46mins

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88: Robin Warder

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In this episode, Bob interviews the host of “The Trail Went Cold,” Robin Warder. Launching the podcast in 2016, Robin has since released over 300 episodes, covering a different cold case or unsolved mystery in every episode. Bob chats with Robin about writing screenplays, CrimeCon, and keeping a tidy home. They also discuss the case of Tommy Zeigler, a man convicted of the 1975 murder of his wife and three others, who some argue to this day may have been wrongfully convicted.

Jun 08 2022

33mins

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87: Chelsea & Brittany

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This week, Bob invites the hosts of “The Red Justice Project,” Chelsea Locklear and Brittany Hunt. Both citizens of the Lumbee tribe and business owners, Chelsea and Brittany created their podcast to help bring awareness to the many cases of missing and murdered indigenous people in the United States. Bob, Brittany, and Chelsea chat about their day jobs and online businesses, and discuss the lack of media coverage for cases involving indigenous victims. They also discuss the tragic murder of 18-year-old Lumbee woman Marcey Blanks and Brittany’s connection to the case.

Jun 01 2022

33mins

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86: David Raterman

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For this week’s episode, Bob is joined by writer and journalist David Raterman, who hosts the limited series podcast, “The Pink Moon Murders.” After researching and investigating the case for over 18 months, David released his podcast covering the massacre of the Rhoden family in Pike County, Ohio. Before getting into the case, Bob and David discuss what it’s like creating a podcast without a tech background, writing as a gambling columnist, and being self-employed.

May 25 2022

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85: Katie & Kimberly

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In this episode, Bob welcomes back friends and hosts of “A Date with Dateline,” Katie and Kimberly. Bob catches up with the ladies, chatting about Kimberly’s Etsy shop closure, the Harry Potter fandom, and Katie’s many moves across the country. True to form, the three have such a great time catching up that they ran out of time to discuss a case! Tune in for a hilarious, light-hearted episode.

May 18 2022

1hr 3mins

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