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The Blotter Presents is devoted to discussing (and/or despairing of) the best and worst of TV true crime: present-day shows, vintage gems, and everything in between. Hosted by Sarah D. Bunting.

The Blotter Presents is devoted to discussing (and/or despairing of) the best and worst of TV true crime: present-day shows, vintage gems, and everything in between. Hosted by Sarah D. Bunting.
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The Blotter Presents is devoted to discussing (and/or despairing of) the best and worst of TV true crime: present-day shows, vintage gems, and everything in between. Hosted by Sarah D. Bunting.

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Episodes

Brief 29: Untouchable

1/18/2019
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David Feige's 2016 documentary interrogates sex-offender registry statutes, but may not have questioned its own edit closely enough.

Duration:00:07:36

081: The Skies Belong To Us And The New Yorker's "A Cold Case"

1/16/2019
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First-time guest Alex Segura joints me to talk about The Skies Belong To Us, a page-turner that made a bunch of 2013's best-of lists -- and with good reason, as each of us only needed a day to finish it. But it did leave us wanting more of some subjects, and not necessarily in a pleasing way. Later, we go back even further in time with a New Yorker piece from 2000 on the crimes and disappearance of Frank Koehler, one that satisfies two competing readerly desires: to see someone walk away...

Duration:00:55:52

Brief 28: Dirty John, The Dirty Truth

1/14/2019
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Revenge Of Return Of Even More Dirty John Meehan, tonight on Oxygen.

Duration:00:05:10

080: Surviving R. Kelly and Behind The Music

1/9/2019
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Mark Blankenship on Lifetime's wrenching, but imperfect, Surviving R. Kelly: the power of the first four episodes, and the weirdness of the last two; the "tradition" of fetishizing teenage girls in rock music; the voices we heard for the first time, and the ones we still haven't heard; and whose time is up next. Then we move on to a vintage Behind The Music that's both very typical of VH1's legendary pop-gossip video mag, and delightfully off-brand, as it follows narrator Jim Forbes out of...

Duration:01:19:52

Brief 27: 60 Days In, Season 5

1/7/2019
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A&E's undercover show heads to Arizona, and raises the stakes. Is it worth revisiting?

Duration:00:08:41

Brief 26: Broken Harts

1/4/2019
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Two moms, six adopted kids, one terrible crash...and a somewhat amateurish podcast that's still compelling.

Duration:00:10:23

Brief 25: Murderville

1/2/2019
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The Intercept's investigation of a wrongful conviction in Georgia is a sadly familiar story -- in more ways than one.

Duration:00:08:37

Brief 24: The Lake Erie Murders

12/28/2018
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Will ID's event series on a notorious 1989 Ohio abduction hold your attention?

Duration:00:06:41

Blotter's 11: The Best Of 2018 True Crime

12/26/2018
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Three reads, three listens, and five watches that made my best-of list for the last year. SHOW NOTES Bad Blood, Episode 70 (https://theblotterpresents.fireside.fm/070) Jessica Pressler on Anna Delvey, The Summer Of Scam (https://theblotterpresents.fireside.fm/70) Kathleen Hale, "Living With Slenderman" (https://hazlitt.net/longreads/living-slenderman) Last Seen, Brief 1 (https://theblotterpresents.fireside.fm/brief-1-last-seen) Slow Burn, Episode 64 (http://URL...

Duration:00:13:34

Brief 23: Magical Unsolved Mysteries Tour

12/24/2018
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Listener Scott J. tasked me with a line-up of noteworthy Unsolved Mysteries segments; I ranked all five, from ghostly hecklers to NKOTB video mysteries and everything in between. SHOW NOTES Season 1 Episode 22 (https://www.amazon.com/Episode-1/dp/B01NBWXMY5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545397439&sr=8-1&keywords=unsolved+mysteries) Season 1 Episode 24 (https://www.amazon.com/Episode-1/dp/B01NBWXMY5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545397439&sr=8-1&keywords=unsolved+mysteries) Season 4 Episode 1...

Duration:00:24:21

Brief 22: American Dream/American Knightmare

12/21/2018
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Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. gives director Antoine Fuqua a compelling oral history...of himself.

Duration:00:06:20

079: The Innocent Man And Misfortune, "The Lou Pearlman Story"

12/19/2018
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Al returns to TBP to talk about Netflix's latest holiday-season bingeable, The Innocent Man, and how very much not...OK (sorry) the state of law enforcement is in Ada, Oklahoma. It's based in part on John Grisham's book about one of the two murder cases centered around false confessions; Al thinks it's one of the best she's seen of this type. *I* think that's in no small part thanks to one "Aint Peppy." Later, the great Bryan Burrough does a lot to rescue the not-great inaugural ep of the...

Duration:01:08:33

Brief 21: The Last Resort

12/17/2018
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...No, not "that boat show." A new documentary about photographer Andy Sweet grieves his loss, and celebrates his reflections on/of Miami.

Duration:00:06:27

Brief 20: The Teacher's Pet

12/14/2018
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Is The Australian's look at the long-cold Lyn Dawson case the Serial of the antipodes?

Duration:00:09:58

078: Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath And "The Apostate"

12/12/2018
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Jeb Lund is back to put the third season of Leah Remini's eponymous confrontation of Scientology "on the cans," and we don't mean to be entheta about it, but why not change the format to include some expert analysis from psychologists, debriefers, or forensic auditors? Why isn't Mike Rinder using his counter-PI-terrorism skills to find Shelly Miscavige? Why is dental floss apparently suppressive? And why doesn't Remini ever drive? Folded into that conversation is a "celebration rundown" of...

Duration:01:10:36

Brief 19: 48 Hours, "The Mysterious Death Of Casey Kasem"

12/10/2018
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Was there a crime committed in Kasem's 2014 death? Which one? And by whom? "The Long, Strange Purgatory Of Casey Kasem" (https://www.gq.com/story/last-days-of-casey-kasem) "The Worst Kasem Scenario" (http://previously.tv/law-and-order-svu/the-worst-kasem-scenario/)

Duration:00:08:09

Brief 18: Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland

11/30/2018
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Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's latest for HBO is a poetically harsh investigation of Sandra Bland's death in 2015.

Duration:00:06:25

077: Believed And 30 For 30's "The Two Escobars"

11/28/2018
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Stephanie Early Green probably regrets suggesting Believed as a Most Wanted topic, but nicely saw the idea through as she sat down to discuss Michigan Public Radio's difficult but significant new podcast on the predations of Larry Nassar -- what he did, how he got away with it, and how survivors finally brought him down. Later, we thought a vintage 30 For 30 on soccer might lighten the mood...but given how much Pablo Escobar loved the sport, and the lengths he was willing to go to to prevail...

Duration:00:57:07

Brief 17: No Man's Land

11/26/2018
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The Wing's new podcast about "women who were too bad for your textbooks." [NB: I biffed the location of the Riverside Terrace Mausoleum; it's in HAMILTON Heights, not Morningside Heights. Mgmt regrets etc.]

Duration:00:08:46

076: Dirty John And Stuff You Missed In History Class

11/21/2018
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[NB: The sound's tinny this week; I'm so sorry.] Bravo has turned the L.A. Times series, then podcast Dirty John into an all-star-cast TV series, and book glutton/attorney Julian Gross is here to discuss it. Did it need to become a TV series? Is Eric Bana the right casting as the titular John? Will we stick with it despite 1) some pacing issues and 2) knowing the outcome, which may affect 1) for us? And could someone please nominate Veronica for president? Later, it's a look at the How Stuff...

Duration:00:59:36