so this thing is blowing (has blown) up. i read it gets over a million dl's per week and thats huge for a podcast. they are 9 episodes in now but i just started this week.
the show centers around a murder case from 99 about a high school kid who was convicted of killing his girlfriend after he was dumped a month or so prior. the host narrates us through a series of interviews and some conjecture relating to the case.
its a very solid listen. its like a true detective type show but its real and its a podcast.
whenever i hear about a case like this i tend to side with the officials and thats the case here. its pretty clear that the host tinks the man is probably not guilty. in this case a lot of it is centered around this really short (20 min) period of time that seems to be the key to his innocence or guilt. its kinda nuts to expect anyone to remember a specific segment of time 15 years ago but somehow this show makes it really compelling.
whats great about the show is all the interviews. the host talks to the convicted killer a ton through calls to and from the jail. she also talks to a ton of both his and the victims friends and family. she also read through a bunch of the testimony.
if u have some time give it a listen. even though i dont really agree with the hosts point of view its a really compelling show. one of the best new crime dramas out there and its not even a tv show or movie.