Rank #1: 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 #2: 95: Ep. 95: Jodi Arias, Part 1
Jessa and Nick are reunited after Jessa's vacation and are pretty flippant and basically assholes while reciting the facts of the Jodi Arias case.
***WARNING: This particular episode contains sexually graphic content, violent content, and some majorly sarcastic and un-PC commentary about religion. If that sort of thing offends you, this is probably not the episode for you.
May 28 2018
Rank #3: 108: Ep. 108: Warren Jeffs, Part 1
Jessa and Nick are back with a professional ass theme song (thank you, Jenn Beaupre!!!) and allllllll the child rape. It's a rough one, guys. Seriously. Jessa did her level best to avoid making terrible comments about religion (and probably failed.) There are also jokes about being on the lam, and a mini-interview with podcaster Jim Perry.
UPDATE: in our zeal to play the fabulous theme song we have, we cut the first minute of jabbering in which we explain that we can’t do the Dee Dee Blanchard case because the codefendant boyfriend of Gypsy isn’t set to go to trial until November of 2018. That’s what you missed.
PS—Justin, is it Some Other Bitch Did It???
PPS—Nope, Jessa figured it out. SOME OTHER BIRD DID IT!!!
Jul 12 2018
Rank #4: 174: Ep.174: Another Perspective: An Introduction to Sandra Melgar
Nick and Jessa are diving into a controversial case that has gotten a lot of publicity recently. Here's our introduction with primers on how we define "direct" and "circumstantial" evidence, and discuss what we hope to add to the conversation.
Feb 25 2019
Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 219: Ep.219: Jeffrey Epstein, Part 1
Jul 31 2019
Rank #9: 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
Rank #10: 57: Ep. 57: Michael Peterson, Part 1
Jessa and Nick are back, and launch into the North Carolina homicide case involving Michael Peterson.
Feb 12 2018
Rank #11: 212: Ep.212: The Murder of Jessica Dishon, Part 1
Jul 07 2019
Rank #12: 223: Ep.223: Mary Kay Letourneau Crossover w/LANSC, Part 1
Aug 15 2019
Rank #13: 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 #14: 230: Ep.230: Voluntariness, Gangs, and an introduction to Jacqueline Montanez
Sep 12 2019
Rank #15: 97: Ep.97: Jodi Arias, Part 3 -- God, we're tired of this.
Jun 04 2018
Rank #16: 52: Ep. 52: Casey Anthony, Part II
Jessa and Nick struggle to work through the evidence presented at trial and reconcile it with the verdict.
Feb 01 2018
Rank #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: 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