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New York Times bestselling novelists Christopher Rice (The Burning Girl Series) and Eric Shaw Quinn (The Write Murder Mysteries) return to their studio on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip for an all new podcast that’s all talk. Join them for their trademark blend of humor, irreverence and passionate opinion as they dish on some of the most popular true crime TV shows of the moment in their recurring, special feature “Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club”. (A production of TDPS, the same network that brought you the comedy/variety and celebrity interview filled fun of The Dinner Party Show.)

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United States

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New York Times bestselling novelists Christopher Rice (The Burning Girl Series) and Eric Shaw Quinn (The Write Murder Mysteries) return to their studio on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip for an all new podcast that’s all talk. Join them for their trademark blend of humor, irreverence and passionate opinion as they dish on some of the most popular true crime TV shows of the moment in their recurring, special feature “Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club”. (A production of TDPS, the same network that brought you the comedy/variety and celebrity interview filled fun of The Dinner Party Show.)

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 220 – Clark Williams Discusses The Murder of Tracy Nute

2/25/2024
Clark Williams, our fellow citizen detective at TDPS, returns to round out Citizen Detective Month with another stunning interview, this one focused on a murder that struck close to home for your hosts. In August of 1987 the mutilated remains of eighteen-year-old runaway Tracy Nute were found scattered along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Fresno. Meanwhile, an appliance rental company in West Hollywood discovered someone had returned a chainsaw that was flecked with bits of blood and human bone. Were these two horrifying incidents the work of a serial killer preying on young queer men long before Jeffrey Dahmer made headlines for his hideous crimes? With Clark on the case, we’re hopeful we’ll have answers soon as he applies the Clark Williams Method to another baffling case.

Duration:01:05:37

Ep. 219 – Clark Williams Discusses The Murders of Mary Alice Hedglen Ellicott and Talfrieda Covington

2/18/2024
It wouldn’t be Citizen Detective Month at TDPS if Christopher and Eric didn’t include their very own fellow citizen detective, Clark Williams, the brilliant and determined amateur sleuth who solved the murder of Billy Newton after thirty years. Clark joins the podcast in our Sunset Strip studios to discuss the cold case murders he’s been working on since finding justice for Billy. Who abandoned Alice Ellicot’s corpse in a Midwestern field? Who ended Talfrieda Covington’s life steps from the front door of her own home? We’re hopeful Clark’s work with local authorities brings justice for these nearly forgotten victims as well.

Duration:01:03:08

Ep. 218 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Club Serves Up “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Never Stop Looking”

2/11/2024
Citizen Detective Month continues with a decades old mystery that will set your teeth on edge and bring your blood to a boil. In this True Crime TV Club installment, Christopher and Eric serve up episode 7 of season 3 of DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL entitled “Never Stop Looking”, the tale of Ruth Vosseler’s search for her missing children. When her marriage hit the rocks, Ruth assumed she and her husband would reach an amicable, if difficult, parting. Then one day he and their two children never returned from a weekend away visiting relatives, relatives who soon confessed her husband and the children had never showed up there either. The resulting saga includes false starts, an FBI manhunt and an unflinching look into the many ways the system failed this crusading and determined mother as she became her own investigator in the search for her missing children.

Duration:00:57:35

Ep. 217 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Citizen P.I: Malibu Sniper”

2/4/2024
Welcome to Malibu, home to surf, celebrities and a murderous sniper who became a political football in a hotly contested election for Los Angeles County Sheriff. Christopher and Eric kick off Citizen Detective Month with this twisty exploration of a case that captivated LA County and the nation. Is amateur journalist and Malibu resident CeCe Woods a crusader for justice or an overwrought conspiracy theorist who allowed herself to be used by ambitious politicians? Find out in this installment of True Crime TV Club as your hosts serve up episode 2 of season 1 of the show CITIZEN P.I. entitled “Malibu Sniper.”

Duration:00:59:58

Ep. 216 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Home Sweet Homicide: Footsteps In The Snow”

1/28/2024
"If you've got a criminal record in both Florida and Jersey, you're automatically guilty," is the line that emerges loudest from your hosts in this new installment of True Crime TV Club’s Winter Times Crime finale. Here the victim is only spoken for by one friend, who didn't seem to know her very well, and the footprints leading into the victim's house don't seem to come out again. In episode 1, season 1 of HOME SWEET HOMICIDE entitled "Footprints In The Snow", the Northeast shows its most frigid colors in a tale of young love gone bad. But Eric senses some holes in the story he's eager to fill.

Duration:00:52:17

Ep. 215 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Ice Cold Killers: Open Season”

1/21/2024
Can a hunting accident happen behind the wheel of a car? Can a stray bullet travel over a mile? Can a cold blooded killer be quite this transparent and stupid? These are the Winter Time Crime questions Christopher and Eric want answers to as they serve up episode 5, season 6 of ICE COLD KILLERS entitled "Open Season". On a freeze night in a small Missouri town, the killing of a local outdoorsman leaves the community baffled — until the killer starts advertising their guilt in bright red neon.

Duration:00:58:03

Ep 214 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “An Unknown Compelling Force”

1/14/2024
Christopher and Eric serve up one of the most infamous, unsolved mysteries of all time, the Dyatlov Pass Incident, as Winter Time Crime continues with a tale of the collision of Cold War secrecy and Russia's brutal wintry landscape — a tale that produced decades of paranormal conspiracy mongering. Apparently winter wasn't the harshest thing awaiting this group of experienced young Russian hikers when they set out into the Ural Mountains in 1959. While the documentary AN UNKNOWN COMPELLING FORCE might have its flaws, it gives a thorough crash course in this baffling story — not so baffling to Eric, however, who offers up an explanation as simple as it is compelling.

Duration:01:03:06

Ep 213 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Dead Of Winter: The Killing Field”

1/7/2024
Winter Time Crime begins with this twisted, frigid tale of random shootings, terrifyingly loyal girlfriends and vindictive parents. Was Sean Cerniglia a sweet humorous teen or a criminal enabler? The jury's still out as family, friends and local law enforcement deliver the disturbing details of his untimely end in season 2, episode 5 of DEAD OF WINTER entitled "The Killing Field". Christopher and Eric have plenty to say about the sluggish initial response from law enforcement and the petty asides of the parents involved. Dead of winter and cold as ice is the order of menu.

Duration:00:55:25

Ep. 212 – The Best of 2023

12/31/2023
Come now, you didn't think two bitches as opinionated as Christopher and Eric wouldn't do a Best Of episode, did you? Well, you might be surprised to hear they're keeping the list positive. Christopher and Eric offer up their best TV shows for 2023 and surprisingly almost none of them are the true crime documentaries they podcast about on a regular basis. Perhaps that's a sign, or perhaps yet another example of how in order to gain their attention your show must have a hero both handsome and British. Couldn’t hurt, right?

Duration:00:58:41

Ep. 211 – All I Want For Christmas Again

12/24/2023
What do you want for Christmas this year? Unless it was "for Christopher and Eric to shut up and stop making podcasts", your hosts served up your responses to our Facebook query. While they don't have an in with Santa — not since they accused him of extortion in a previous episode, what with that whole "naughty or nice" racket — they loved hearing about your hoped for gifts, large and small. Spiritual and shiny. Handsome and hot. Henry Cavill and otherwise.

Duration:00:58:44

Ep. 210 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Royal Inquest: The Mountbatten Murder”

12/17/2023
Christopher and Eric continue their celebration of the return of THE CROWN with a True Crime TV Club serving of the tragic, real life basis for one of the famed Netflix series' most haunting episodes. In season 1, episode 8 of ROYAL INQUEST entitled "The Mountbatten Murder", the most decorated and experienced royal in British history becomes the victim of a chilling terrorist attack, and the ticking-clock investigation that follows has all the suspense and drama of a crime thriller. A deft use of forensic science and a growing Irish disdain for nationalist terrorism combine in this race for to avert greater violence and find justice.

Duration:00:51:14

Ep. 209 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Royal Inquest: Hunted Royal/ The Queen’s Visitor”

12/10/2023
Christopher and Eric celebrate the return of one of their favorite TV shows of all time, Netflix's THE CROWN, with this House of Windsor themed installment of True Crime TV Club. Who would you most want defending you in a fight? Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Anne? It might be tough to decide after watching this double feature. In season 1, episode 3 of ROYAL INQUEST entitled "Hunted Royal/The Queen's Visitor" two of the most famous women in the history of the British royal family face bloody, life threatening attacks which – spoiler alert! — they survive with astonishing results. Also, our VIPPs are treated to a brand new Insider Episode celebrating THE CROWN and all its previous seasons. Sign up today if you haven’t already. See you in the VIPP section!

Duration:00:59:49

Ep. 208 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder Comes To Town: No Witnesses”

12/3/2023
What would a buffet of Heartland Horrors be without a trip to the Deep South? The South Carolina Low County that is, where miles of backroads lead to swampy mysteries, mysteries from which some of us don't return. In season 5, episode 2 of MURDER COMES TO TOWN entitled "No Witnesses", Christopher and Eric meet a bright and promising young woman who vanished without a trace while giving a friend a late night ride home. The resulting trip rocked the small town of Moncks Corner to its core, put the young woman's loved ones through hell and unveiled villains as pathetic as they were diabolical.

Duration:00:54:03

Ep. 207 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Hometown Homicide: Unsafe Anywhere”

11/26/2023
This episode of Heartland Horrors Month surprises Christopher and Eric with a 1990's serial killing spree that found gay men being targeted in one of the Midwest's most progressive cities, a story that somehow managed to escape the notice of your queer-savvy hosts until now. In season 2, episode 6 of HOMETOWN HOMICIDE entitled "Unsafe Anywhere", we head to Minneapolis/St. Paul where a vicious, self-loathing killer stalks the gay men who've sought sanctuary in its more accepting neighborhoods. But a responsive police force — with some help from an undercover gay detective — put a stop to the murders before they could exact an even more terrible toll. Still, why are many of us just learning of this story now? Was it swallowed up by the nightmarish murder spree and arrest of a more famous Midwestern slayer of queer men?

Duration:00:54:57

Ep. 206 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Homicide For The Holidays: The Last Thanksgiving”

11/19/2023
Heartland Horrors Month continues as Christopher and Eric give the coast-hugging, city dwellers among us several good reasons not to leave their urban idylls. And season 5, episode 1 of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS — never a show for the faint of heart — just might take the cake for most gruesome episode in TDPS history. In "The Last Thanksgiving", your hosts are confronted by a crime that is shocking in both its grotesqueness and its competent incompetence, leaving them with stunned questions about the motivations at play, motivations that seem to lie just outside the reach of this hour of television they watched with jaws on the floor and sick bags within reach. Happy Thanksgiving it isn't. Sorry. Or, you’re welcome.

Duration:00:55:18

Ep. 205 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder In The Heartland: A Deceitful Heart”

11/12/2023
Leave it to Christopher and Eric to come up with reasons *not* to go home for the holidays. That's apparently the objective of Heartland Horrors Month here at TDPS, starting with this twisted tale of double lives and chatty wives. In season 1, episode 6 of MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND entitled, "A Deceitful Heart", we head to a Detroit suburb where everyone's desperate to tell you what a quaint and wholesome town they live in while simultaneously recounting a disturbing tale of addiction, murder and (incompetent) deceit. Quaint is in the eye of the beholder, we guess. Or the guilty. Does "double-life" end up being code for "gay twist"? Follow along with your ever curious hosts to find out.

Duration:00:57:42

Ep. 204 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York – Episodes 3 and 4”

11/5/2023
In the second episode in a two parter serving up the landmark HBO documentary series LAST CALL: WHEN A SERIAL KILLER STALKED QUEER NEW YORK, Christopher and Eric are left breathless. The reveals come fast and furious throughout as the conclusion comes into focus in this moving exploration of a serial killer who used homophobia to thrive. Forensic science advances. A killer is unmasked. Heroes and advocates step forward to bring long overdue justice to an investigation marked by bigotry and dismissal. It's a deeply upsetting and satisfying conclusion to a confounding story. And for your hosts, LAST CALL makes for a painfully nostalgic tour through a challenging and not too distant period in gay history. But it's also the story of the persistence and dedication required to bring justice when the justice system spent years refusing to see the victims as fully human. (We're looking at you, NYPD.)

Duration:00:48:08

Ep. 203 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York – Episodes 1 and 2”

10/29/2023
Some murders happen twice in a row. First comes the killing, then comes the erasure of the victim by the very institutions equipped to find the perpetrator. Christopher and Eric mark the tragic anniversary of the brutal slaying of Billy Newton, whose decades old murder was solved thanks in part to the attention brought to it by this podcast, by serving up the first two episodes of a landmark HBO documentary LAST CALL: WHEN A SERIAL KILLER STALKED QUEER NEW YORK. As the dismembered bodies of two queer men turn up outside New York City in the early 90's, the similarities between their stories feel starkly alike — victims who struggled with homophobia and shame, a media that refused to see them as full-fledged humans. Your hosts share their own heartbreaking and disturbing experience of watching Billy's story get erased by supposed allies once again. It's all build up for their next episode, in which the shocking twists at the end of LAST CALL leave Christopher and Eric breathless.

Duration:00:58:06

Ep. 202 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Homicide For The Holidays: Halloween Horror”

10/22/2023
Sometimes a host of gory details only serves to distract from the real story. Eric believes that may well be the case with this episode of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, season 4, episode 1, entitled "Halloween Horror". When the Liskey family is massacred in their sleep the night before Halloween, their isolated Ohio farmhouse becomes a scene of horrifying mystery. Blood splatter evidence abounds, but what led to this shocking outburst of savage violence against this seemingly happy Oak Harbor family? Was there a deeper and darker secret here this particular hour of television was too timid to lay bare? Brotherly love gone tragically wrong, perhaps? Bring your theories to the table. Eric has his own, as always.

Duration:00:53:59

Ep. 201 – Annetober

10/15/2023
We’re renaming October as we celebrate the legacy of our beloved Premiere Party Person, Anne Rice, born this month of darkness, mystery and transition. Travel along with Christopher and Eric has they share their memories of the woman who changed fiction forever. As your hosts reminiscence about book signings and fan club gatherings of yore, we'll even hear from Anne herself, with a special archival interview recorded in her New Orleans hotel suite the morning after a glittering costume ball celebrating Prince Lestat's return to bestsellerdom. Your hosts also bring you the latest about Anne's forthcoming Celebration of Life in New Orleans and how you can get all the updates.

Duration:00:56:54