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"Making a Mania: The Steven Avery Saga and Why We're Obsessed," is a podcast from USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin exploring the phenomenon of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" and the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.

"Making a Mania: The Steven Avery Saga and Why We're Obsessed," is a podcast from USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin exploring the phenomenon of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" and the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.
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"Making a Mania: The Steven Avery Saga and Why We're Obsessed," is a podcast from USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin exploring the phenomenon of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" and the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.

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English


Episodes

Should you watch 'Making a Murderer Part 2'? | Ep. 7

10/25/2018
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The long-awaited Part 2 of Netflix's "Making a Murderer" has arrived. USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reporters Doug Schneider and Shane Nyman talk about their binge session, impressions from the new episodes and whether or not it's worth the 10-hour investment.

Duration:00:30:11

A conversation with Dean Strang | Ep. 6

10/9/2018
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Dean Strang was part of Steven Avery's defense team and became a Midwestern folk hero after "Making a Murderer." We talked with him about changes he'd make in the criminal justice system, the politics of Avery supporters, how the Netflix series changed him and more.

Duration:00:23:20

Why would anyone ever confess to a crime they didn't commit? | Ep. 5

10/9/2018
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Jim Trainum, retired homicide detective and author of "How the Police Generate False Confessions: An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room," explains how and why false confessions happen and how law enforcement can prevent it from happening. Trainum's book on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y87cw7eb

Duration:00:24:57

Ken Kratz on the dishonesty of 'Making a Murderer' | Ep. 4

10/9/2018
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There's no doubt that Ken Kratz, the Calumet County D.A. who prosecuted Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey more than 10 years ago, comes off as a villain in "Making a Murderer." We sit down with Kratz to break down what he says are the most misleading scenes in the series' Part 1. (Kratz's book, "Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What 'Making a Murderer' Gets Wrong," on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7rlwjzv)

Duration:00:23:03

Dahmer and Gein: Wisconsin's other notorious crimes | Ep. 3

10/9/2018
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Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are far from Wisconsin's first famous convicted killers. In the not-so-distant past, the Badger State was home to two of the most famous murderers in history: Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. We talk with Jim Stingl, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist who covered the Dahmer trial in the '90s, and Keith Gurgall, collector and historian who’s been fascinated by Gein for years.

Duration:00:31:56

True crime: Why's it so bloody captivating? | Ep. 2

10/9/2018
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We talk true crime obsessions with Molly Fitzpatrick, a New York-based freelance journalist who covered the 2017 CrimeCon, and Janine Vaccarello, COO at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Read Molly's report from CrimeCon: https://tinyurl.com/RingerCrimeCon

Duration:00:31:41

Why'd the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer' capture worldwide attention? | Ep. 1

10/8/2018
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We talk with Robert Thompson, a trustee professor of television, radio and film at Syracuse University, and Catherine Tatge, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of the Civic Life Project, about why "Making a Murderer" works and whether it's entertainment or journalism.

Duration:00:26:55