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  • Christie Groves
    Christie Groves WA
    I listened to most of the episodes all but three to be exact and those were the three that were in a different format, Shaker Heights, the interview w/ Maura Murray's sister and Mind Hunter guy. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit and get thrown off by change, we can, "blame it on my A.D.D. baby." I can't pinpoint one episode that I like better than the other because they are all so meaningful to me, in the sense that a killer has been caught, a killer is at large, a person is missing or finding human remains is necessary in a case to find closure. But, I did make an effort to listen to the Jennifer Kesse case a few times, not because she is a Caucasian Female with blonde hair and blue eyes, etc., but because her parents took over the investigation in October of 2019, and now have the files related to the case, and are continuing to pursue getting the redacted parts unredacted. I still believe regardless of what he says, the man that moved her car was indeed Chino, and he was living at the complex. That same day there is footage of him walking in the same outfit on the what appears to be a sweeping lawn and walkway, and his hair was cut in a dutch boy at that time. I do hope they find her, Jennifers human remains someday and can have a proper send off for her. The other case that I would really like to see some action on and loved that you covered was that of Jaliek Rainwalker , can I just say WTF? How have those adoptive parents been allowed to live or even have custody of their current children, that poor boy! Even the Grandmother knows the truth and his vocalized her impression that the Father killed him! It's cases like this, where I wish I was a vigilante and could take justice into my own hands, the things I would do that adoptive POS Father dare I even use that word Father-OMG he is the embodiment of repugnance!!! On a side note yes, I am and always will be a The Silence of the Lambs fan, however I admit my favorite movie is the 1986 film Manhunter, and if you have not watched it please do, it's part of the four pack and an easy order, and admire the soundtrack for it, this soundtrack is probably my most favorite, it is a tie with the soundtrack for First Love Last Rites a totally unrelated weird movie about love and loss. Manhunter is a take on Red Dragon which I love too, I mean who doesn't love Ralph Fiennes with his shirt off or Philip Seymore Hoffman (RIP) alight flying down the street in a wheelchair, can I have nightmares for-ever, it's like the scene in Hannibal when Ray Liotta gets his brains eaten in a wheelchair, can I please be haunted more, well I guess the tuck scene is probably the worse in TSOTL. Thank you again for all your good work this year.

    I listened to most of the episodes all but three to be exact and those were the three that were in a different format, Shaker Heights, the interview w/ Maura Murray's sister and Mind Hunter guy. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit and get thrown off by change, we can, "blame it on my A.D.D. baby." I can't pinpoint one episode that I like better than the other because they are all so meaningful to me, in the sense that a killer has been caught, a killer is at large, a person is missing or finding human remains is necessary in a case to find closure. But, I did make an effort to listen to the Jennifer Kesse case a few times, not because she is a Caucasian Female with blonde hair and blue eyes, etc., but because her parents took over the investigation in October of 2019, and now have the files related to the case, and are continuing to pursue getting the redacted parts unredacted. I still believe regardless of what he says, the man that moved her car was indeed Chino, and he was living at the complex. That same day there is footage of him walking in the same outfit on the what appears to be a sweeping lawn and walkway, and his hair was cut in a dutch boy at that time. I do hope they find her, Jennifers human remains someday and can have a proper send off for her. The other case that I would really like to see some action on and loved that you covered was that of Jaliek Rainwalker , can I just say WTF? How have those adoptive parents been allowed to live or even have custody of their current children, that poor boy! Even the Grandmother knows the truth and his vocalized her impression that the Father killed him! It's cases like this, where I wish I was a vigilante and could take justice into my own hands, the things I would do that adoptive POS Father dare I even use that word Father-OMG he is the embodiment of repugnance!!! On a side note yes, I am and always will be a The Silence of the Lambs fan, however I admit my favorite movie is the 1986 film Manhunter, and if you have not watched it please do, it's part of the four pack and an easy order, and admire the soundtrack for it, this soundtrack is probably my most favorite, it is a tie with the soundtrack for First Love Last Rites a totally unrelated weird movie about love and loss. Manhunter is a take on Red Dragon which I love too, I mean who doesn't love Ralph Fiennes with his shirt off or Philip Seymore Hoffman (RIP) alight flying down the street in a wheelchair, can I have nightmares for-ever, it's like the scene in Hannibal when Ray Liotta gets his brains eaten in a wheelchair, can I please be haunted more, well I guess the tuck scene is probably the worse in TSOTL. Thank you again for all your good work this year.

  • Debby Sullivan
    Debby Sullivan
    Great episode, guys! I must agree- the John Douglas episodes were my favorite too. He is also my hero; I've been a fan of his since I got into true crime, at age 20. I don't know how you don't lose it around him, Nic- I'd pee my pants if I ever met him! 😂 I love how yunz are not only entertaining but educational- you actually provide information on crimes and help with unsolved cases, which is awesome. You're doing a community service, and thank you for that. PS: Captain, can I ask you something about aardvarks?? 😂

    Great episode, guys! I must agree- the John Douglas episodes were my favorite too. He is also my hero; I've been a fan of his since I got into true crime, at age 20. I don't know how you don't lose it around him, Nic- I'd pee my pants if I ever met him! 😂
    I love how yunz are not only entertaining but educational- you actually provide information on crimes and help with unsolved cases, which is awesome. You're doing a community service, and thank you for that.
    PS: Captain, can I ask you something about aardvarks?? 😂

  • Slatts McCracker
    Slatts McCracker Sydney
    5. Evensdale: should be just as well known as Delfi. Both solved within 5 years (hopefully) 4.Jennifer Kesse: needed to be a 4 parter so well done. Workers who are long gone. Will never be solved. 3.The cassinover killer: had no idea about this guy 2.Scott lee Kimball: what an arsehole 1. Las cruces: Fascinated by these types of unsolved cases (yogurt shop, Burger Chef, even lane Bryant) 6. Honourable mention: Best of 2020: keep the countdown shows coming. Would love to hear your guys wish list in terms of cold cases you think/hope will be solved in 2021. Maybe for OTR And Bring back the Fahmi Ts dammit Slatts

    5. Evensdale: should be just as well known as Delfi. Both solved within 5 years (hopefully)
    4.Jennifer Kesse: needed to be a 4 parter so well done. Workers who are long gone. Will never be solved.
    3.The cassinover killer: had no idea about this guy
    2.Scott lee Kimball: what an arsehole
    1. Las cruces: Fascinated by these types of unsolved cases (yogurt shop, Burger Chef, even lane Bryant)
    6. Honourable mention: Best of 2020: keep the countdown shows coming.

    Would love to hear your guys wish list in terms of cold cases you think/hope will be solved in 2021. Maybe for OTR

    And Bring back the Fahmi Ts dammit
    Slatts

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ All - Christie - love the Manhunter recommendation - it's a fantastic movie. Anyone that likes the Hannibal probably have already watched it. I was lucky enough to find it and watch it before Red Dragon was released. @ Debby - Thanks for the kind words. The John Douglas moments are HUGE for me in what is starting to look like a career in true crime podcasting. It's been 5 years and the Garage is still gaining strength! @ Slatts - you da man! Thanks for the list and I'll put in a good word for the Fahmi shirts (I know a guy). Cheers Nic

    @ All -
    Christie - love the Manhunter recommendation - it's a fantastic movie. Anyone that likes the Hannibal probably have already watched it. I was lucky enough to find it and watch it before Red Dragon was released.
    @ Debby - Thanks for the kind words. The John Douglas moments are HUGE for me in what is starting to look like a career in true crime podcasting. It's been 5 years and the Garage is still gaining strength!
    @ Slatts - you da man! Thanks for the list and I'll put in a good word for the Fahmi shirts (I know a guy).
    Cheers Nic

  • Eric
    Eric Indiana
    If we ranked the episodes based on intro/outro's they'd all be #1. I've listened to probably half this years episodes and like Christie I'm not necessarily a fan of the different format but wanted to congratulate you both on a fantastic year! Thanks for all your work!

    If we ranked the episodes based on intro/outro's they'd all be #1.

    I've listened to probably half this years episodes and like Christie I'm not necessarily a fan of the different format but wanted to congratulate you both on a fantastic year! Thanks for all your work!

  • Dr. Meow Meow
    Dr. Meow Meow
    Moops

    Moops

  • Dr. Meow Meow
    Dr. Meow Meow
    Happy Festivus! True Crime Garage; Festivus miracle!! Echoing The Captain’s sentiments: may 2021 require less feats of strength and may there be less grievances to air. Beer Run -> Human Fund? Thank you for another year gentlemen

    Happy Festivus!
    True Crime Garage; Festivus miracle!!

    Echoing The Captain’s sentiments: may 2021 require less feats of strength and may there be less grievances to air.

    Beer Run -> Human Fund?
    Thank you for another year gentlemen

  • Helsey
    Helsey New South Wales
    Slatts said ever i was going to say except number 3 id have Delphi but other than that he nailed it , well said sir 👏👏. cheers 🍻 n one for slatts 🍺

    Slatts said ever i was going to say except number 3 id have Delphi but other than that he nailed it , well said sir 👏👏.
    cheers 🍻 n one for slatts 🍺

  • SheilaM
    SheilaM
    Yes, I totally agree... who with? All of you... my favourite episodes are the same as Nic's... and the Captain's. Then I see all the comments and I think you all are right too. The show just goes strength to strength and I appreciate all the work that goes into it. My absolute favourite this year... by a very narrow margin was Shaker Heights. I admit that like many, I found it odd at first and it did take me a while to get into, but in the end I loved it. Really well done and a case I knew very little about. She

    Yes, I totally agree... who with? All of you... my favourite episodes are the same as Nic's... and the Captain's. Then I see all the comments and I think you all are right too. The show just goes strength to strength and I appreciate all the work that goes into it.

    My absolute favourite this year... by a very narrow margin was Shaker Heights. I admit that like many, I found it odd at first and it did take me a while to get into, but in the end I loved it. Really well done and a case I knew very little about.

    She

  • Brandon
    Brandon Chicago
    If we’re doing Fanny shirts again, that would be pretty cool. I am on re-listen 3 of Boys on the Track right now to actually connect the dots. So much to follow!

    If we’re doing Fanny shirts again, that would be pretty cool. I am on re-listen 3 of Boys on the Track right now to actually connect the dots. So much to follow!

  • Jean H
    Jean H Vallejo, Ca
    This was a tough year for everyone and I thank you both for continuing to give me something to look forward to. My top 5 for 2020 5 Danielle Stislicki 4 Annie McCarrick loves that it was in a different country and the captain did an amazing job with the music 3 The moody massacre 2Maura Maury interview 1 Tyler Ryan and JJ Vallow I had been waiting for you guys to do an episode on this case, so I was super excited to listen as I didn’t know much. Of course all your episodes were good, and I liked your guys list. I definitely enjoyed the John Douglas episode as well. I love that you guys do shows on cases I have heard of and that you try to bring light to cases. Also love the captain and his comments lol in some way he’s saying what we are thinking. Cheers to you both!

    This was a tough year for everyone and I thank you both for continuing to give me something to look forward to.
    My top 5 for 2020
    5 Danielle Stislicki
    4 Annie McCarrick loves that it was in a different country and the captain did an amazing job with the music
    3 The moody massacre
    2Maura Maury interview
    1 Tyler Ryan and JJ Vallow I had been waiting for you guys to do an episode on this case, so I was super excited to listen as I didn’t know much.

    Of course all your episodes were good, and I liked your guys list. I definitely enjoyed the John Douglas episode as well. I love that you guys do shows on cases I have heard of and that you try to bring light to cases. Also love the captain and his comments lol in some way he’s saying what we are thinking. Cheers to you both!

  • Jane
    Jane NW Oregon Coast Range
    You two are the bomb. Nice balance of personalities. Never a hint of exploitation or self aggrandizement in your earnest and thoughtful presentation of human tragedy. Your occasional silliness, dollops of well placed profanity and self deprecating good humor advance the narrative and offer a kind relief that suggest to me that other true crime podcast might be vastly improved with a healthy sense of proportion and the joyful slamming back of a few beers!

    You two are the bomb. Nice balance of personalities. Never a hint of exploitation or self aggrandizement in your earnest and thoughtful presentation of human tragedy. Your occasional silliness, dollops of well placed profanity and self deprecating good humor advance the narrative and offer a kind relief that suggest to me that other true crime podcast might be vastly improved with a healthy sense of proportion and the joyful slamming back of a few beers!

  • Deborah
    Deborah Brownsville, VT
    If you haven’t, you guys need to watch HBO’s 3 1/2 Mins, 10 Bullets. I’ve never stopped thinking about it. Michael Dunn is such a sickening animal. The reality of what happened to Jordan Davis should be fully understood and never forgotten.

    If you haven’t, you guys need to watch HBO’s 3 1/2 Mins, 10 Bullets. I’ve never stopped thinking about it. Michael Dunn is such a sickening animal. The reality of what happened to Jordan Davis should be fully understood and never forgotten.

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