True crime obsession
This episode originally aired on Aug. 7, 2023.
Americans have long been fascinated with true crime. The public can’t seem to get enough books, television shows and podcasts devoted to true tales of murder.
But is our fascination ethical and are there larger social issues at play when it comes to whose stories get told?
We’ll also learn about "Mary and Bill," a new podcast that investigates the murders of two Ohio State University students in 1970. The case remains unsolved.
We’ll look at why true crime stories seem to be a national obsession.
- Coltan Scrivener, research scientist at Aarhus University in Denmark
- Bobbi Miller, pop culture critic and host of "The Afternoon Special" podcast
- Justin Glanville, senior producer and host of Ideastream Public Media' "Mary and Bill" podcast
- Martha Petry, sister of murder victim Mary Petry featured in the "Mary and Bill" podcast
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