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Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

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Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing In Their Court

5/9/2022
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of In Their Court, a new podcast series from NBC News and NBC Sports about the impact of Title IX in women’s basketball and beyond. Follow now and listen to the first two episodes: https://link.chtbl.com/itc_feeddrops

Duration:00:03:01

Introducing Tiffany Dover Is Dead*

4/18/2022
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Truthers: Tiffany Dover Is Dead*, a new original podcast from NBC News about misinformation and conspiracy theories. Listen to the first two episodes and follow now: https://link.chtbl.com/ttdis_fdlw

Duration:00:02:54

The Thing About “The Thing About Pam”

3/7/2022
Keith Morrison talks with Renée Zellweger about how and why she made her scripted series.

Duration:00:11:36

Special Preview: New Podcast Series

12/6/2021
Listen to a special preview of “American Radical”, a new MSNBC original podcast. This five-part series tells the shocking true story of how one woman became a foot soldier in one of the most dangerous movements in America. Listen to the first episode and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/americanradical_feed

Duration:00:02:46

BONUS: The Thing About Helen & Olga

11/16/2021
“The Thing About” series continues with another chilling story from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. As a bonus for you, we’re sharing a special preview of the new podcast The Thing About Helen & Olga. If you thought the Pam Hupp story was twisted, meet Helen and Olga, two kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then...

Duration:00:03:58

Introducing: The Thing About Helen & Olga

11/9/2021
“The Thing About” series continues with another chilling story from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer of the new podcast The Thing About Helen & Olga. If you thought the Pam Hupp story was twisted, meet Helen and Olga, two kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another...

Duration:00:01:46

Introducing: Cooking Up a Storm with Al Roker

11/1/2021
As a bonus for you, TODAY’s Al Roker is sharing a special preview of his brand-new original podcast, Cooking Up a Storm with Al Roker. Join Al as he whips up a complete Thanksgiving feast with some of the very best chefs around – like Ina Garten and Marcus Samuelsson. Grab your apron as they spill the beans on family secrets to get you ready for the holidays. It’s a feast for the ears! Listen now to Cooking Up a Storm with Al Roker:https://link.chtbl.com/cus_feed

Duration:00:01:10

Introducing: Making Space with Hoda Kotb

9/20/2021
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of the brand new original podcast, Making Space with Hoda Kotb. Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb on a journey of self-discovery and resilience of the human spirit. Hoda hears from some of the people she admires most, and whose stories of personal triumph keep her going. Like Hoda, you’ll leave these talks stronger than when you started and inspired to make space in your own life. Listen now to Making Space with Hoda Kotb:...

Duration:00:01:32

Return to Lincoln County

7/28/2021
Pam Hupp is charged with the murder of Betsy Faria.

Duration:00:11:33

BONUS: Killer Role

4/13/2021
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Killer Role, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. An actress playing a killer in a horror film is so good, you’d almost think she’d done it in real life. Turns out she had… Dateline’s Keith Morrison takes you inside a story where fiction and reality collide. Listen Now to Killer Role: https://link.chtbl.com/kr_dateline_fd

Duration:00:04:51

Introducing: Killer Role

4/6/2021
The actress Wyn Reed had that powerful combination of charisma, beauty and smarts. She was such a talent that a team of movie producers couldn’t believe it when the 28 year-old Wyn agreed to play the lead — a killer—in their upcoming, small-budget, horror movie. What the filmmakers didn’t know, as they got on location, was that Wyn wasn’t really Wyn. That was all make believe. But the killer part? That was real. This original podcast series from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC tells a story...

Duration:00:02:14

BONUS: Mommy Doomsday

2/16/2021
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Mommy Doomsday, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 would expose a bizarre trail of death, devotion and Doomsday beliefs that captivated the nation. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the haunting mystery that has to be heard to be believed. Subscribe to Mommy Doomsday...

Duration:00:04:41

Introducing: Mommy Doomsday

2/9/2021
The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 would expose a bizarre trail of death, devotion and Doomsday beliefs that captivated the nation. A haunting podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC, Mommy Doomsday premieres February 16th. Subscribe now.

Duration:00:03:06

Introducing: Do No Harm

11/10/2020
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Do No Harm”, a new, six-part original podcast series from NBC News and Wondery. “Do No Harm” is the terrifying true story of one family’s fight against a system so committed to protecting children, it sometimes fails to protect innocent parents. Hosted by NBC News Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh. Listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/dnh_drop

Duration:00:03:20

Wondery presents Bunga Bunga

9/8/2020
Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the...

Duration:00:05:41

Wondery presents Billionaire Boys Club

8/18/2020
In 1980s Los Angeles, a group of prep school boys got together to make investments together, get rich quick, and live large. But headed by a handsome and charismatic leader named Joe Hunt, the members of the self-proclaimed “Billionaire Boys Club” get sucked deeper into twisted schemes of kidnapping, torture, and revenge. The boys must stick together, or risk prison - or worse. From the makers of The Wonderland Murders, Guru, and The Dating Game Killer, comes a six-part series co-hosted by...

Duration:00:03:46

Wondery presents GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

7/1/2020
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,”...

Duration:00:06:19

BONUS: Introducing Motive for Murder

5/7/2020
As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Motive for Murder, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam. Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. It’s the chilling story of the race to find the killer by unmasking...

Duration:00:04:45

Introducing Motive for Murder

4/30/2020
From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam, comesMotive for Murder. Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive. Motive for Murder premieres May 7th. Subscribe now.

Duration:00:05:08

Wondery presents The Dating Game Killer

3/5/2020
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster...

Duration:00:11:47