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.
First-time guest Rebecca Lavoie on 'the social-media case of the century,' and a show from the previous century that hasn't aged well.
Dan Patrick Brady on Oxygen's latest competent, but misnamed, Saturday series -- plus a scavenger hunt for his UM episode!
Kevin Smokler and Sarah D. Bunting are the last people to marathon and discuss Netflix's latest true-crime series on an Oregon cult (but is it?), plus Rob Lowe and tone problems in our Lifetime-movie Cold Case section!
J. Paul Getty III and Patty Hearst were kidnapped within a year of each other. Sarah D. Bunting kidnapped Toby Ball again to discuss FX's event series on the former, and the Smithsonian Channel's take on the latter.
Investigation Discovery on a horrifyingly prolific UNSUB, and Mike Dunn on Michelle McNamara's book on the same perpetrator: The Golden State Killer.
Don't be fooled by the inappropriately cutesy name; Investigation Discovery's latest limited series is DARK. Chris and Allison Lowe Huff return to discuss that show, plus a multi-platform New York story.
Occupants of a non-plural marriage Sarah D. Bunting and Dan Patrick Brady on A&E's latest cult investigation, and other Mormon-related crime properties.
Kevin Smokler and Sarah D. Bunting on what some true-crime shows need women -- and murder victims -- to 'be.'
Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting on the unknowable Andrew Cunanan...and Chad Boushell on trying not to blink.
Oxygen's new investigation series questions one mom's conviction; AB Chao and Sarah D. Bunting question another mom's diagnosis.
Dan Patrick Brady on a cursed town and a not-so-magic bullet.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Leslie and Jill dig into Lyle and Erik's sexual abuse claims in E04; Sarah and Tara break it down!
Alan Sepinwall on Dick Wolf's latest unscripted crime show, plus choosing which crime producer should tackle legendary cases.
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.
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.
Tara Ariano returns to discuss the most prestigious take yet on the Menendez case, plus a disgraced Canadian airman. CHUNG CHUNG!
Legends of hip-hop and the Italian Renaissance as Mark Blankenship joins us for an all-music episode!
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.
Kim Reed and Sarah D. Bunting discuss A&E's event series, plus a Forensic Files in Kim's backyard (figuratively).
Monty Ashley and Sarah D. Bunting on two Joe Berlinger projects, serial-killer theories, and network-note narration.
Alex Collins joins Sarah D. Bunting for a riot grrrrl, Bill Kurtis, and two VERY unhappy families.
Kim Reed joins Sarah D. Bunting to discuss Cos, podcasts, and a Southern Tier case that hits <em>very</em> close to home.
Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting on recovered memories in Baltimore and a provincial narcissist in Saskatchewan.
Stephanie Green returns to discuss HBO's take on the Blanchard/Munchausen's-by-proxy case, plus Australia's most lethal Bunting.
Eve Batey joins Sarah D. Bunting for a discussion of Spike's prestige true-crime series.