Rank #1: Ep109 Seduced to Kill
This week, the gals get intimate with a couple of cases involving feminine wiles. Topics include seduction tips for men and women (and the vast disparity between the two), an interview with a former Nazi resistor, and a deadly pizza delivery. Pop a bottle of Sakonnet Siren Vidal Blanc, drape yourself in sushi, don't forget deodorant, and tune in for Seduced to Kill.
Rank #2: Ep101 Hot for Teacher Crimes
This week, the gals get schooled on some inappropriate student-teacher relations. Topics include an infamous educator with an unhealthy idea of romance, the double-edged sword of power dynamics, and an unsanctioned field trip with a health teacher. Pour yourself a big ol' glass of Winc's Summer Water Rosé, finish up your homework, and tune in for Hot for Teacher Crimes.
Rank #3: Ep104 Vampire Serial Killers
This week, the gals open the casket and investigate some eerie slayings. Topics include the identity politics of real-life vampires, a French bloodsucker hiding in plain sight, and a human trafficker who was really bad at covering his tracks. Drip some Vampire Vineyards Dracula Merlot onto your lips, tuck into that rare steak, and tune in for Vampire Serial Killers.
Rank #4: Ep102 Social Media Crimes
This week, the gals log in and scroll through some socially motivated crimes. Topics include a paternity debacle taken too far, some fatal familial non-issues, and the legal reasons you may want to stay off the grid entirely. Pour a glass of Winc's #TBT White Blend, turn on your away message, and tune in for Social Media Crimes.
Rank #5: Ep85 Craigslist Crimes
This week, the gals seek personal stories of murder from the annals of public online forums. Topics include Mr. List's origin story, a grizzled Santa with a super shady internet history, and a multitalented babysitter who answered the wrong ad. Pop open a bottle of Winc's Ruza Zinfandel Rosé, rethink that too-good-to-be-true job offer, and tune in for Craigslist Crimes. This ep is supported by TalkSpace. Get $45 off your 1st month at www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #6: Ep106 Love Triangles
This week, the gals focus their attention on some cases involving one too many lovers. Topics include some incriminating Facebook posts, major drama in a hotel lobby, and a healthy(ish) dose of Freud. Pop open a fresh bottle of Ménage à Trois Red Blend, give your Brandy and Monica CD a break, and tune in for Love Triangles.
Rank #7: Ep105 Police F*ck Ups
This week, the gals turn the tables to investigate some investigators. Topics include the challenges facing good cops, a famous case from a chicken farm, and, well, some soft-core erotica. Crack open a fresh bottle of Winc's Debts and Lessons Riesling, spit-shine that badge, and tune in for Police F*ck Ups.
Rank #8: Ep3 Lesser Known Cults
The gals discuss a couple of utterly bonkers cults that have somehow evaded the spotlight in recent years. These stories will have you saying "Uganda be kidding me!" and googling travel agencies to take you to the comet Hale-Bopp (AKA San Diego). Episode topics include our odds for scoring a Nike endorsement deal, #tfw your apocalypse predictions are thwarted, and everyone's favorite company, Herbalife. This week's wine pairing has a bizarre (and somewhat inexplicable) cult following of its own: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. Go grab a bottle (you know it's on sale) and enjoy!
Rank #9: Ep37 Occult Crimes
This week, the gals get into the Halloween spirit to chat about occult crimes. Topics include a headless vet, some very imaginative preschoolers, and more skull crafts. This episode is paired with Winc's Invoke Syrah, so put it in your basket, recover some lost memories, hang onto your rosary, and tune in. This episode is supported by TalkSpace, an online therapy company that makes it easy to connect with an experienced, licensed therapist, hand-picked just for you. Get $30 off your first month here: www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #10: Ep81 Vanished Without a Trace
This week, the gals slip into some mysterious cases involving people who disappear and leave no clues behind. Topics include an unhappy girl with a fishy father, a young woman with everything going for her, plus Payne Lindsey joins us from the podcast "Up and Vanished." Pour a glass of Lost Vineyards Bianco, do not go for that run, and tune in for Vanished Without a Trace. This episode is supported by TalkSpace. Get $45 off your first month with promo code "GALS" www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #11: Ep63 Unbelievable Acquittals
This week, the gals drop their jaws at some of the most ridiculous acquittals in history. Topics include a not-so-mysterious insulin overdose, yet another killer cop, and courtroom racism. Pop open a bottle of Winc's Matchlock Cabernet, consult an attorney, demand a toxicology report, and tune in for Unbelievable Acquittals. This episode is supported by TalkSpace. Get $30 off your first month with promo code "GALS" www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #12: Ep50 Crimes Solved by Psychics
This week, the gals explore the paranormal and how investigators can channel it. Topics include a Dutch Miracle Max, a pointy-faced derelict, and some frighteningly specific sets of numbers, plus intuitive consultant Charles Tiemann shares his story. Order a bottle of Winc's Diviner Sauvignon Blanc, shuffle your tarot cards, burn some sage, and tune in for Crimes Solved by Psychics. This episode is supported by TalkSpace. Get $30 off your first month with promo code "GALS" www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #13: Ep112 Florida Crimes (Tampa LIVE)
This week, the gals indulge in some wacky cases straight out of "America's Basement." Topics include door-to-door breast exams, a roving ring of restaurant thieves, and the ubiquitous Florida Man. Crack open a fresh bottle of Le Tour Sauvignon Blanc, harness your gator, avoid all trees just to be safe, and tune in for Florida Crimes (Live from Tampa!).
Rank #14: Ep66 Crimes that Inspired Bestsellers
This week, the gals read about some famous crimes that became the basis for books. Author M. William Phelps joins the conversation to give some insight on how true crime books take shape. Other topics include a sensational book release and some questionable pajama alibi. Grab a bottle of Winc's Selected Works Chardonnay, put some batteries in your portable recorder, hire a ghostwriter, and tune in for Crimes that Inspired Bestsellers.
Rank #15: Ep78 Game-Changing Evidence
This week, the gals examine some crimes that may not have been solved had it not been for some radical new technologies. Topics include innovated autopsies, a violent man with poor penmanship, and a Super Bowl party turned deadly. Pick up a bottle of Salton's Evidence Brut Chardonnay, pour yourself a bowl of STRmix, do not trust your car, and tune in for Game-Changing Evidence.
Rank #16: Ep111 Bank Heists
This week, the gals break into a few cases about some daring folks with not much to lose and a whole lot to gain. Topics include some seriously sketchy landscapers, a braggadocios burglar with a YouTube channel, and the importance of good customer service. Pour a glass of Pheasant Run's Bank Robber Red Blend, map out your tunnel, remove your sunglasses, and tune in for Bank Heists.
Rank #17: Ep53 Infamous Females
This week, the gals chat dangerous dames, violent vixens, and murderous mavens. Topics include the rise of female incarceration, a Russian serf-slayer, and a maternity hospital from hell. Pop open a bottle of Winc's Honey Beast White Blend, purchase your freedom by any means necessary, check in with the babysitter, and tune in for Infamous Females. This episode is supported by TalkSpace. Get $30 off your first month with promo code "GALS" www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #18: Ep19 Stockholm Syndrome
In Ep19, the gals discuss Stockholm Syndrome (a condition from which Dan most likely suffers #ProposeDan) over a bottle of Spellbound Petite Sirah. Cases include an heiress turned "freedom fighter," an Austrian modern-day Cinderella who got fed up with chores, and the ultimate nightmare-fuel... The Girl in the Box. So loosen your restraints, convince your captor to roam for a bit, and tune in!
Rank #19: Ep38 Sweet Revenge
This week, the gals get vindictive chatting about sweet revenge. Cases include a sleazeball with a penchant for jewelry who couldn’t take no for an answer (plus throw in a cuckolded cop and pair of lesbian lovers for good measure), and one bad ass Mama Bear. This episode is paired with Winc’s Loves Me Not Rosé, so order a bottle, dust off your burn book, and tune in. This episode is supported by TalkSpace, an online therapy company that makes it easy to connect with an experienced, licensed therapist, hand-picked just for you. Get $30 off your first month here: www.talkspace.com/gals
Rank #20: Ep15 Catfishing Crimes
This week, the gals examine the modern phenomenon of catfishing. Topics include a lonely football star, a sniper with a chip on his shoulder, a bunch of fake suicides, a literal ghost, and a whole lotta Nev. This episode is paired with Predator Cabernet Sauvignon, so set your away status, pick up a glass, admit you're not an eighteen-year-old blonde, and tune in(cognito) for Catfishing Crimes.