The Blotter Presents

The Blotter Presents

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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035: Final Vision And Murder In A College Town

The Blotter Presents

But the REAL crime is the vandalism of a guest's internet connection: Sarah D. Bunting's going solo for an all-Felicity look at the Jeffrey MacDonald and Butch Pratt cases.

37 Min

Dec 13, 2017

034: Homicide For The Holidays And Guilty Rich

The Blotter Presents

First-time guest Stephanie Cangro digs into a Thanksgiving murder, and yet another take on the demise of Dave Schultz.

48 Min

Dec 6, 2017

033: Village Of The Damned And JFK: The Smoking Gun

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Dan Patrick Brady on a cursed town and a not-so-magic bullet.

53 Min

Nov 29, 2017

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48 min
Nov 23, 2017
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The story that made, then destroyed, Truman Capote -- and the trials of the man who played Perry Smith -- as Mark Blankenship returns to the pod.

53 min
Nov 15, 2017
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Sarah D. Bunting and Eve Batey wonder whether a supercomputer, a smoker, and some circumstantial evidence is enough to crack a 50-year-old case.

29 min
Nov 15, 2017
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As The Menendez Murders comes to a close, Tara and Sarah render their verdicts on the finale's accidental insights, and the season as a whole.

37 min
Nov 8, 2017
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Smash-ologists Tara Ariano, Kevin O'Keeffe, and Adam Grosswirth play judge and jury for a Lifetime movie and the next great crime-story musical!

30 min
Nov 8, 2017
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The jury puts the 'deliberate' back in 'deliberations,' and the Harry Hamlinassaince continues, on Law & Order: True Crime.

40 min
Nov 1, 2017
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Dan Patrick Brady is back to discuss the season premiere and the show's 'talent' for asking stupidly obvious questions, plus 48 Hours on a wrongful conviction.

27 min
Nov 1, 2017
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Lyle and Erik finally reveal what made them fear for their lives on Law & Order True Crime; Tara and Sarah disagree on whether the show should have chosen a side.

26 min
Oct 25, 2017
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The trial is underway on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, but Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting have objections.

35 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Sarah D. Bunting and AB Chao go back to the '70s with the beginning of the FBI's profiling program, and a series of unsolved murders in Texas.

22 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Leslie and Jill dig into Lyle and Erik's sexual abuse claims in E04; Sarah and Tara break it down!

34 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Alan Sepinwall on Dick Wolf's latest unscripted crime show, plus choosing which crime producer should tackle legendary cases.

25 min
Oct 11, 2017
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As the defense team starts gathering ammunition, a revelation from Erik may change the game. Sarah and Tara have your verdict on E03!

66 min
Oct 4, 2017
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Stephanie Early Green is back to discuss one of the internet's most enduring, and annoying, Reddit herrings -- plus a legendarily dumb episode name for a pretty good 48 HRS.

18 min
Oct 4, 2017
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Sarah and Tara discuss what worked (trail mix) and what didn't (wigs) in E02 of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders as we debut The Blotter Presents: Summary Judgment.

45 min
Sep 27, 2017
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Tara Ariano returns to discuss the most prestigious take yet on the Menendez case, plus a disgraced Canadian airman. CHUNG CHUNG!

63 min
Sep 20, 2017
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Mark Blankenship is back to discuss Yance Ford's formal and personal Strong Island, plus American Masters and Mysteries & Scandals on Sam Cooke.

44 min
Sep 13, 2017
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Netflix's new series chills Sarah D. Bunting and AB Chao with stories of false confessions, plus a surprisingly competent look at the Gary Plauche case from Investigation Discovery.

41 min
Aug 30, 2017
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Legends of hip-hop and the Italian Renaissance as Mark Blankenship joins us for an all-music episode!

55 min
Aug 23, 2017
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Will Dave Holloway get the answers he's searched for for so long? And what exactly <em>was</em> wrong with Charlie Brandt? Allison Lowe Huff returns to look at mysteries within mysteries.

47 min
Aug 16, 2017
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Kim Reed and Sarah D. Bunting discuss A&E's event series, plus a Forensic Files in Kim's backyard (figuratively).

43 min
Aug 9, 2017
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Eve Batey's back for two takes on the original Zodiac, one on the NYC copycat, and a whole lotta side-eyeing of questioned-document 'science.'

62 min
Aug 2, 2017
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Lani Diane Rich and Sarah D. Bunting examine three Son Of Sam-related properties, and the struggle to control a narrative.

52 min
Jul 26, 2017
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Monty Ashley and Sarah D. Bunting on two Joe Berlinger projects, serial-killer theories, and network-note narration.

45 min
Jul 19, 2017
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Dan Patrick Brady 'returns' (to his...own couch? just go with it) to render a verdict on two perspectives on the system.

40 min
Jul 12, 2017
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Crime Writers On's Toby Ball returns to discuss two (pretty awful) takes on America's first serial killer.

49 min
Jun 28, 2017
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Chris Huff and Sarah D. Bunting on Deadly Women, and a Designing Women star as America's most notorious female serial killer.

64 min
Jun 21, 2017
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Eve Batey returns to discuss the American Experience AND the Powers-Boothe-miniseries takes on the tragedy in Guyana.

37 min
Jun 14, 2017
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Alex Collins joins Sarah D. Bunting for a riot grrrrl, Bill Kurtis, and two VERY unhappy families.

60 min
Jun 7, 2017
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Kim Reed joins Sarah D. Bunting to discuss Cos, podcasts, and a Southern Tier case that hits <em>very</em> close to home.

43 min
May 24, 2017
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Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting on recovered memories in Baltimore and a provincial narcissist in Saskatchewan.

36 min
May 17, 2017
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Stephanie Green returns to discuss HBO's take on the Blanchard/Munchausen's-by-proxy case, plus Australia's most lethal Bunting.

44 min
May 10, 2017
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Kevin Smokler and Sarah D. Bunting talk about a not-so-hot take on Boulder's most notorious cold case, plus the granddaddy of TV true crime.

29 min
May 5, 2017
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Dick Wolf's back in the non-fiction space with a look at the Fibbies' New York office -- and Dan Patrick Brady's here to discuss it, plus stupid underage-drinking tricks! Chung chung!

41 min
Apr 24, 2017
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TV's got tons of content looking back at the L.A. riots in 1992; John Ramos joined Sarah D. Bunting for a closer look at two documentaries.

46 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Toby Ball from the Crime Writers On podcast on 'the most hated woman in America,' plus a look back at true-crime docu classic Paradise Lost.

44 min
Apr 7, 2017
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Allison Lowe Huff on NCAA mayhem, plus a look at the birth of the Natalee Holloway industry via <em>48 Hours</em>.

29 min
Mar 24, 2017
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Leah Kwan on a better-than-usual ID joint, and a classic true-crime miniseries.

37 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Eve Batey joins Sarah D. Bunting for a discussion of Spike's prestige true-crime series.

27 min
Mar 9, 2017
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It's Bill Kurtis vs. Danny Glover when Stephanie Green joins us for the inaugural episode!

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