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True Crime Obsessed

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The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on "Wild Wild Country," "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane," "Jesus Camp" and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.

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The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on "Wild Wild Country," "There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane," "Jesus Camp" and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.

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3410 Ratings
Average Ratings
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My favorite

By RandyCarl2017 - Jan 19 2019
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Never stop laughing Patrick. WE LOVE YOU. Y’all’s podcast got me through my depression. ❤️

Great!

By Ctina23f - Jan 19 2019
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I love you guys! This podcast is a must for true crime lovers. These two are so great together!

iTunes Ratings

3410 Ratings
Average Ratings
3076
101
49
31
153

My favorite

By RandyCarl2017 - Jan 19 2019
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Never stop laughing Patrick. WE LOVE YOU. Y’all’s podcast got me through my depression. ❤️

Great!

By Ctina23f - Jan 19 2019
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I love you guys! This podcast is a must for true crime lovers. These two are so great together!

Top 10 Episode of True Crime Obsessed

Rank #1: Episode 1: The Imposter

May 12 2017
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For our very first episode, Patrick and Gillian are breaking down the 2012 true crime documentary "The Imposter." The film centers on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. Using clips from the movie, Patrick and Gillian take you through the film while discussing everything that is tragic, ridiculous, and yes, even hilarious about it. 

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Rank #2: 41: Fantastic Lies

Apr 24 2018
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In 2006, three Duke University lacrosse players were accused of rape. The men were presumed guilty by the much of school's student body, the faculty, and when the story became national news, the country. If convicted, the accused men faced decades of mandatory jail time without the possibility of parole. The District Attorney who was trying the case was determined to put them away at all cost and was willing to break the law to do it. But the men were innocent. The victim had lied. The question was, would the men be able to prove. It. In related-ish news. These lacrosse players had the filthiest bathroom on Earth. There is photographic evidence. And we go in on it. Because it’s disgusting. Have you heard? We're covering "Serial" episode-by-episode [via our Patreon feed](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! Check it out! You'll also find hilarious extended outtakes from recent episodes, 2 other full bonus episodes, and 7 mini episodes! [Join our Patreon community today](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) and see what everyone is talking about! NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE: Author: The JT Leroy Story. [Check out the trailer here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvMja-moAlE)

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Rank #3: 39: Crazy Love

Apr 10 2018
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There really aren't words to describe how much both Gillian and Patrick hated this film. H.A.T.E.D. Also, they both agree, this MIGHT be their best episode. These ladies are hilarious when they're furious.  Whatever, Garbage Bert meets Linda. He's disgusting, she's gorgeous. He's also insane, she's basically normal. He's rich, she likes him for his money and they date. But then she finds out that he's married. She finds someone else and he hires two guys to THROW ACID IN HER FACE. She's scarred and blinded. He goes to jail. But after he gets out her GARBAGE FRIENDS decide TO SET THEM UP ON A DATE (Like, I can't) and after five months THEY GET ENGAGED. And then THEY GET MARRIED.  Fine, whatever, they deserve each other.  Did you hear? We're covering 'Serial' episode-by-episode via our [Patreon feed](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! Our first episode is live now! Check it out and [join our Patreon community here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)

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Rank #4: Episode 19: There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane

Sep 19 2017
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On Sunday, July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler left the campgrounds in upstate New York where she was vacationing with her family and set off towards home on Long Island. With her were five young children: her son, her daughter, and three nieces. Four hours later, she drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway for nearly two miles – eventually crashing into an oncoming SUV, killing herself and seven others. Nine days after her deadly crash, Diane’s toxicology report revealed she had a blood-alcohol content of .19% – the equivalent of ten drinks and more than twice the legal limit – as well as a high blood level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. In sharp contrast to the toxicology report, Schuler had no known history of substance abuse or psychological problems and was generally known as a loving and stable wife and mother. In the aftermath, Diane Schuler was portrayed as a reckless drunk and a mother who cracked. But was she the monster the public made her out to be? Or the perfect wife and mother described by so many who knew her?

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Rank #5: 57: A Murder in the Park

Sep 11 2018
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Look, the specifics of this story are confusing AF. BUT at the heart of it, we’re dealing with a murder, a wrongful conviction, a false confession and A. WOMAN. NAMED. SHAWN. (She’s garbage, but we’re obsessed with the gender swapping name situation.). With his execution just 48 hours away, Anthony Porter's life was saved by a Northwestern University journalism class. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted-a double homicide in a Chicago park-led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it's because, as compellingly argued here, Porter actually is guilty, Simon is an innocent man and both are just pawns in a much larger plan. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)! We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to **Sarah Koenig** AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! Now we're covering **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. Episodes 1 - 7 are live now! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! **[Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **Looking for our Advertisers / Promo Codes?** [Go Here!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes) We now have a whole page of our site for you to check out and [GET. THOSE. DISCOUNTS!](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/get-our-promo-codes)

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Rank #6: 40: Kidnapped For Christ

Apr 17 2018
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Kate Logan, an Evangelical missionary, was in The Dominican Republic on a break from her second year of film school when she stumbled upon  Escuela Caribe, an American-operated, faith-based reform school that aims to "cure" teens of homosexuality and purge "ungodly" influences though "Christian milieu therapy." She set out to document the 'good work' the school was doing, but quickly realized that the kids she was documenting were in serious danger at the hands of their 'house fathers.' Kate then embarks on a year long journey of helping one of the students, David, escape.

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Rank #7: Episode 34: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Feb 13 2018
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A decade after making the documentary film “Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer” about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, director Nick Broomfield was subpoenaed as a witness for Aileen’s final appeal in overturning her death sentence. When he became a participant in Aileen’s legal fight, Broomfield decided made this new documentary which looks at Aileen's violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in her committing seven murders in the span of one year. For the documentary, Aileen granted Broomfield exclusive interviews in order to share her side of the story—conspiracy theories and all—as she prepared to be executed.  YOU GUYS! Our very first full bonus episode will be available [via Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) THIS WEEK! We're covering "The Queen of Versailles," a completely bonkers doc about a family of billionaires who begin construction on the biggest home in America just before the economy tanked in 2009\. BTW, Gillian HATED this doc, which ALWAYS makes for the funniest episodes! [Join our Patreon community here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed)

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Rank #8: Episode 30: Beware The Slenderman

Jan 16 2018
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BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN tells the story of the internet's elusive Boogeyman and two 12-year-old girls who would kill for him. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times, then set out on an odyssey to meet the tall and faceless man known online as Slenderman. Shot over 18 months with heartbreaking access to the families of the would-be murderers, the film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their crime, a Boogeyman. and our society's most impressionable consumers of media. The entrance to the internet can quickly lead us to its dark basement, within just a matter of clicks. How much do we hold children responsible for what they find there? Find all of our episodes at [our website](https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/episodes) and [follow us](https://twitter.com/TrueCrimeObsess) on twitter!

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Rank #9: 49: Evil Genius Part 1 (Covering Episodes 1 & 2 of the Netflix Series)

Jul 10 2018
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Let us paint a picture: The weirdest bank robbery in history, a collar-bomb, a cane-gun, three dead men, and two homes so hoard-ey they required hazmat suits. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you “Evil Genius.” In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation's attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong -- once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness -- is arrested. But 15 years later, this documentary proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought. **Looking for more TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered "Serial" episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with Rabia Chaudry--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig. Up next: our episode-by-episode coverage of "The Staircase." We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--ALL COMMERCIAL FREE! [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS [SQUARESPACE.](https://www.squarespace.com/?channel=podcast&subchannel=audioboom&source=truecrimeobsessed)** Build your own website! Go to [Squarespace.com/tco](https://www.squarespace.com/?channel=podcast&subchannel=audioboom&source=truecrimeobsessed) for a free trial. And when you're ready to launch, use the code TCO to save $10 on your first purchase of a website or domain.  [](https://www.betabrand.com/) **[BETABRAND](https://www.betabrand.com/).** Dress yoga pants! Go to [Betabrand.com](https://www.betabrand.com/) and use the code TCO to save 20%.  [RITUAL](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco).  Vitamins for Women. Order at [Ritual.com/TCO](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco)[](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco) [](https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tco)

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Rank #10: Episode 20: Prophet's Prey

Oct 03 2017
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In 1999, writer John Krakauer stopped at a gas station in Colorado City, AZ, a place he had never been. What he found was a town frozen in time, with women in long prairie dresses and hairstyles that rang of the 1800s. The curious sight led him on a journalistic investigation into a modern day 'prophet' named Warren Jeffs and the cult-like FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). When the investigation of Warren Jeffs sends him on the run, he winds up in the number two spot on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. The number one spot being occupied by Osama Bin Laden. The manhunt for Jeffs uncovers his 'religion's most vile atrocities including the forced marriages of underage girls, rape, and polygamy.  Fun, right? But fear not, we play a LOT of "The Book of Mormon" in this one. 

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