Why do women love true crime? Wait, no—why do people love true crime? Author Rachel Monroe comes on the podcast to deconstruct our appetite for horrifying true stories. Also covered: relating to the Manson girls, why true crime is not the same as a bowl of oatmeal, the ethics of crime scene photos, and the murky side of the victim’s rights movement. Check out Rachel’s new book, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession today!
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Interview with Rachel Monroe: August 28, 2019
Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession, by Rachel Monroe
Rachel’s con-man article in the Atlantic: “The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t,” April 2018 issue
The article about serial rapists we discuss: “An Epidemic of Disbelief,” by Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic, August 2019 issue
“Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer
“Can You Tame Wild Wimmen?” by Billy Murray, licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License
“Shake It and Break It” by Lanin's Southern Serenaders, licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License