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The Keepers  

O.J. Simpson: The lost confession 

Murder in the Park 

Wormwood 

The Thin Blue Line  

Call Me Lucky 

The Family I Had  

The Golden State Killer: it’s not over  

The Disappearance of Maura Murray  

Mindhunter

65 comments

  • Jason
    Jason JACKSONVILLE FL
    For the EAR there is a great podcast called Criminology that is airing weekly episodes now profiling EAR. It is a great true crime podcaat

    For the EAR there is a great podcast called Criminology that is airing weekly episodes now profiling EAR. It is a great true crime podcaat

  • Megan
    Megan
    The Sister Cathy Cesnik case for me is what the West Memphis Three is to Nick and the Captain. Maybe it's my very Catholic upbringing and living as an atheist adult in a post-Spotlight world. But case drips with obvious institutional conspiracy and so many layers of crime.

    The Sister Cathy Cesnik case for me is what the West Memphis Three is to Nick and the Captain. Maybe it's my very Catholic upbringing and living as an atheist adult in a post-Spotlight world. But case drips with obvious institutional conspiracy and so many layers of crime.

  • Kristin
    Kristin MD
    Hey! Can you please post your old lists here, too?

    Hey! Can you please post your old lists here, too?

  • Joanne
    Joanne UK
    Thanks for compiling a list. I've watched at least half listed. I wanted to share a crime documentary channel on YouTube titled Real Stories and I've just finished watching the episode The Price of Honor. A tragic crime and a real eye opener about so-called 'honor killings'.

    Thanks for compiling a list. I've watched at least half listed.
    I wanted to share a crime documentary channel on YouTube titled Real Stories and I've just finished watching the episode The Price of Honor. A tragic crime and a real eye opener about so-called 'honor killings'.

  • Mary Elere
    Mary Elere Memphis, TN
    Great list, gentlemen! This one came out very recently, you've probably heard of it but haven't gotten to it yet ... "Wild Wild Country" on Netflix. Definitely binge-worthy!

    Great list, gentlemen! This one came out very recently, you've probably heard of it but haven't gotten to it yet ... "Wild Wild Country" on Netflix. Definitely binge-worthy!

  • Allison
    Allison Oklahoma
    I've tried The Keepers twice now but I couldn't stay awake. I've heard good things about Wild Wild Country, but same situation... it started kind of slow and is a pretty long series, so I couldn't stay motivated. I will try both again at some point. Loved episodes 3 - 8 of The Confession Tapes. Goodnight Sugar Babe on Amazon is a short and weirdly entertaining one. Favorite ongoing series is Cold Justice - Kelly Siegler is a badass.

    I've tried The Keepers twice now but I couldn't stay awake. I've heard good things about Wild Wild Country, but same situation... it started kind of slow and is a pretty long series, so I couldn't stay motivated. I will try both again at some point. Loved episodes 3 - 8 of The Confession Tapes. Goodnight Sugar Babe on Amazon is a short and weirdly entertaining one. Favorite ongoing series is Cold Justice - Kelly Siegler is a badass.

  • Helene s
    Helene s West chester pa
    Thanks guys, love you guys and the podcast. Faithful listener and really loved the recent episode just talking about your recommendation for documentaries/docu-series. Got a bunch on you list I didn’t see yet so now have a few to binge watch. You guys are my #1 true crime podcast! ❣️ Keep up the good work

    Thanks guys, love you guys and the podcast. Faithful listener and really loved the recent episode just talking about your recommendation for documentaries/docu-series. Got a bunch on you list I didn’t see yet so now have a few to binge watch. You guys are my #1 true crime podcast! ❣️ Keep up the good work

  • Lauren
    Lauren Canada
    I would highly recommend the doc "Mommy Dead and Dearest" about Gypsy and Dee Dee Blancharde. That story is crazy!! Thanks for letting us know about the ones you liked!

    I would highly recommend the doc "Mommy Dead and Dearest" about Gypsy and Dee Dee Blancharde. That story is crazy!! Thanks for letting us know about the ones you liked!

  • Kelly
    Kelly Estero, FL
    Thanks for the recommendations! You guys NEEED to watch The Jinx - HBO. It’s a little slow at first but the end is everything. It’s the life of Robert Durst.

    Thanks for the recommendations! You guys NEEED to watch The Jinx - HBO. It’s a little slow at first but the end is everything. It’s the life of Robert Durst.

  • Jade
    Jade London
    I watched Call Me Lucky after listening to your podcast and I have to say it was one of the best docs I've seen (and I've watched a lot).. So inspirational and touching. Thanks for the list and the podcasts, I'm a big fan!

    I watched Call Me Lucky after listening to your podcast and I have to say it was one of the best docs I've seen (and I've watched a lot).. So inspirational and touching. Thanks for the list and the podcasts, I'm a big fan!

  • Aimee
    Aimee STL
    Hey Fellas, I was surprised no one recommended the Jinx docuseries covering the case of Robert Durst. Please check it out! It’s a must-watch! https://www.hbo.com/the-jinx-the-life-and-deaths-of-robert-durst

    Hey Fellas,
    I was surprised no one recommended the Jinx docuseries covering the case of Robert Durst.
    Please check it out! It’s a must-watch! https://www.hbo.com/the-jinx-the-life-and-deaths-of-robert-durst

  • I LOVED Mindhunter. That tone the Captain mentioned is the aura that director David Fincher creates in all of his work and it's awesome!! He is an extremely talented filmmaker, and apparently Charlize Theron helped produce it too which is pretty badass! I read the book Mindhunter by John Douglas about a year before the show came out, so I came into the show a huge fan but also had very high expectations that were luckily met. I agree with the Captain that Holden took awhile to warm up to, although I never warmed up to the girlfriend. I am anxiously waiting for season 2.

    I LOVED Mindhunter. That tone the Captain mentioned is the aura that director David Fincher creates in all of his work and it's awesome!! He is an extremely talented filmmaker, and apparently Charlize Theron helped produce it too which is pretty badass! I read the book Mindhunter by John Douglas about a year before the show came out, so I came into the show a huge fan but also had very high expectations that were luckily met. I agree with the Captain that Holden took awhile to warm up to, although I never warmed up to the girlfriend. I am anxiously waiting for season 2.

  • Melissa
    Melissa Boston
    I can’t get enough Mindhunter. Finished season 1 and immediately picked up the book. Can’t wait for season 2

    I can’t get enough Mindhunter. Finished season 1 and immediately picked up the book. Can’t wait for season 2

  • Tracy
    Tracy Minneapolis
    Just snagged the Maura Murray one on Amazon. I'm really glad you guys mentioned the quality of the filmmaking because that can be a killer in these documentaries. One I would recommend is the recent one on the Menendez case in 2017. It's called "The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All". That case has so many crazy elements.

    Just snagged the Maura Murray one on Amazon. I'm really glad you guys mentioned the quality of the filmmaking because that can be a killer in these documentaries. One I would recommend is the recent one on the Menendez case in 2017. It's called "The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All". That case has so many crazy elements.

  • Rachel
    Rachel Parts unknown
    I'm truly surprised that The Jinx is not on this list! It's one of the eeriest and well executed documentaries ever made. Also shows how powerful film can be in bringing criminals to justice. If you guys haven't seen it, please watch it! It's phenomenal

    I'm truly surprised that The Jinx is not on this list! It's one of the eeriest and well executed documentaries ever made. Also shows how powerful film can be in bringing criminals to justice. If you guys haven't seen it, please watch it! It's phenomenal

  • Colin
    Colin Montreal
    Interesting list. Not what I expected, but good stuff to be sure. I'm a complete True Crime junkie and I've watched more true crime docs than I care to admit (I was hoping to find something new on this list, but I've seen them all). The ones I consider to be the best are a bunch that most people have heard about (I was surprised to see the Jinx wasn't on this list), but I'll give a couple of recommendations that I think go very underappreciated and that I think anybody who listens to this podcast will enjoy : The Confession Tapes - A Netflix series about false confessions. Truly devastating but fantastically well made and as compelling as a documentary series can get. Each episode is about a different case, and every single one is more infuriating and fascinating than the last. I would say that unlike "Making a Murderer" or "Serial", there's really no ambiguity in these cases. I would bet my life savings that every single one of the convicted confessors in this show are as innocent as a newborn cub. I believe it was mentioned in TCG before, but honestly every potential juror in the world needs to see this series. Captive - Another Netflix documentary series, about kidnappings, mostly ransom-style and political kidnappings. Very fascinating, and the kind of show I expected to be a worldwide smash hit but somehow flew under the radar. Each episode is about a different case. They manage to get interviews with both the captives, the victims and the captors themselves, which makes for some very engaging perspectives. Shadow of Truth - An Israeli true-crime series that focuses on one particular case of a young girl who gets murdered in the school bathroom *during school hours*. This one has all sorts of twists and turns, and doesn't let up for one moment. I think even if this were covered by sup-bar documentarians it would still be very gripping just because of how unbelievable the crime and the investigation of that crime is, but fortunately the filmakers are top-notch and know what they are doing. It's made up entirely of interviews, media footage and a handful of understated re-enactments - as all good true crime docs should be - and as it tells a horrifying but fascinating story it also gives a window into a culture and a society that mainstream media doesn't expose us to all that much (at least here in the west). Well worth a watch. I was particularly impressed with the style in this series. If you're a fan of true crime, you're missing out big time if you let this one slip by you. I watched it on Netflix, but it might only be on the Canadian Netflix I'm not sure. Sour Grapes - I've called this the best documentary I've ever seen, possibly the best ever made, many times. It doesn't focus on a heinous or violent criminal, but rather a con-artist who infiltrated the world of high-end wine connoisseurs. It gives a glimpse into that somewhat weird subculture, sure, but more importantly it follows a truly fascinating and frankly sympathetic character who did something truly amazing. Even if it involved lying to all his closest friends and defrauding people of potentially millions of dollars. I don't think there's a person on earth who shouldn't see this. Icarus - Another Netflix original. Starts with an American interested in trying performance enhancing drugs to see how it will improve his bike-marathon times, and morphs into an exposé on the Russian Olympic doping programs as the whistleblower (and architect of the Russian doping program) decides to tell all once he gets close to the American who just wanted to try doping and make a film about it. As is often the case with some of the best documentaries, it starts off with a particular topic in mind, but then organically transforms into something far more compelling as the documentary itself has a real impact on the world.

    Interesting list. Not what I expected, but good stuff to be sure.

    I'm a complete True Crime junkie and I've watched more true crime docs than I care to admit (I was hoping to find something new on this list, but I've seen them all). The ones I consider to be the best are a bunch that most people have heard about (I was surprised to see the Jinx wasn't on this list), but I'll give a couple of recommendations that I think go very underappreciated and that I think anybody who listens to this podcast will enjoy :

    The Confession Tapes - A Netflix series about false confessions. Truly devastating but fantastically well made and as compelling as a documentary series can get. Each episode is about a different case, and every single one is more infuriating and fascinating than the last. I would say that unlike "Making a Murderer" or "Serial", there's really no ambiguity in these cases. I would bet my life savings that every single one of the convicted confessors in this show are as innocent as a newborn cub. I believe it was mentioned in TCG before, but honestly every potential juror in the world needs to see this series.

    Captive - Another Netflix documentary series, about kidnappings, mostly ransom-style and political kidnappings. Very fascinating, and the kind of show I expected to be a worldwide smash hit but somehow flew under the radar. Each episode is about a different case. They manage to get interviews with both the captives, the victims and the captors themselves, which makes for some very engaging perspectives.

    Shadow of Truth - An Israeli true-crime series that focuses on one particular case of a young girl who gets murdered in the school bathroom *during school hours*. This one has all sorts of twists and turns, and doesn't let up for one moment. I think even if this were covered by sup-bar documentarians it would still be very gripping just because of how unbelievable the crime and the investigation of that crime is, but fortunately the filmakers are top-notch and know what they are doing. It's made up entirely of interviews, media footage and a handful of understated re-enactments - as all good true crime docs should be - and as it tells a horrifying but fascinating story it also gives a window into a culture and a society that mainstream media doesn't expose us to all that much (at least here in the west). Well worth a watch. I was particularly impressed with the style in this series. If you're a fan of true crime, you're missing out big time if you let this one slip by you. I watched it on Netflix, but it might only be on the Canadian Netflix I'm not sure.

    Sour Grapes - I've called this the best documentary I've ever seen, possibly the best ever made, many times. It doesn't focus on a heinous or violent criminal, but rather a con-artist who infiltrated the world of high-end wine connoisseurs. It gives a glimpse into that somewhat weird subculture, sure, but more importantly it follows a truly fascinating and frankly sympathetic character who did something truly amazing. Even if it involved lying to all his closest friends and defrauding people of potentially millions of dollars. I don't think there's a person on earth who shouldn't see this.

    Icarus - Another Netflix original. Starts with an American interested in trying performance enhancing drugs to see how it will improve his bike-marathon times, and morphs into an exposé on the Russian Olympic doping programs as the whistleblower (and architect of the Russian doping program) decides to tell all once he gets close to the American who just wanted to try doping and make a film about it. As is often the case with some of the best documentaries, it starts off with a particular topic in mind, but then organically transforms into something far more compelling as the documentary itself has a real impact on the world.

  • Lorraine
    Lorraine Haverhill, Ma
    Thanks for the list, guys! Good episode!

    Thanks for the list, guys! Good episode!

  • Kim
    Kim
    Goodnight, Sugar Babe.... The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle.....so so disturbing. On Amazon .

    Goodnight, Sugar Babe.... The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle.....so so disturbing. On Amazon .

  • Liza
    Liza
    The Keepers is so sad, I cried so much, I was raised in the Catholic Church but I just can't go anymore, not only because of The Keepers but it's was the last drop. I don't like Holden after 8 episodes ... but I do like Ed and hate his mother. I'm obsessed with The Golden State Killer I can not accept that he was never caught , he is a real monster. I didn't watch 07 on the list and I'll see them soon, except OJ, I can't see anything about him. Another true crime based Netflix series that I found to be excellent was Manhunt Unabomber I didn't think it would be possible to have sympathy for the guy, and I don't know if sympathy is the correct word... but I could understand what led him to that state of mind.

    The Keepers is so sad, I cried so much, I was raised in the Catholic Church but I just can't go anymore, not only because of The Keepers but it's was the last drop. I don't like Holden after 8 episodes ... but I do like Ed and hate his mother. I'm obsessed with The Golden State Killer I can not accept that he was never caught , he is a real monster.
    I didn't watch 07 on the list and I'll see them soon, except OJ, I can't see anything about him.
    Another true crime based Netflix series that I found to be excellent was Manhunt Unabomber I didn't think it would be possible to have sympathy for the guy, and I don't know if sympathy is the correct word... but I could understand what led him to that state of mind.

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey Louisiana
    I agree with Jason. I’ve been listening to Criminology about the East Area Rapist and it’s very good.

    I agree with Jason. I’ve been listening to Criminology about the East Area Rapist and it’s very good.

  • Jules/Rosarian
    Jules/Rosarian St. Paul, MN USA
    Thanks very much for this. Particularly interested in Call Me Lucky. I was in grad school in the WWW's infancy, and well remember AOL (and its Mac predecessor, eWorld) and we saw a lot of strange transactions happening on those message boards, the BBs. Wish we'd known what was really going on and been able to help. I really look forward to watching this, as well as The Keepers which I also haven't seen. *Apologize if I've recommended this before, but in case not I want to throw in my all-time favorite, The Deliberate Stranger. It's not a documentary, it's all actors, but no one plays Ted Bundy better than Mark Harmon. It's a little hard to find, but worth it! Peace, love your show -- enjoy your break!

    Thanks very much for this. Particularly interested in Call Me Lucky. I was in grad school in the WWW's infancy, and well remember AOL (and its Mac predecessor, eWorld) and we saw a lot of strange transactions happening on those message boards, the BBs. Wish we'd known what was really going on and been able to help. I really look forward to watching this, as well as The Keepers which I also haven't seen. *Apologize if I've recommended this before, but in case not I want to throw in my all-time favorite, The Deliberate Stranger. It's not a documentary, it's all actors, but no one plays Ted Bundy better than Mark Harmon. It's a little hard to find, but worth it! Peace, love your show -- enjoy your break!

  • Bailey
    Bailey
    Love this! Perhaps for the next time you do an episode like this, you could include where you can watch the stuff you are suggesting. :)

    Love this! Perhaps for the next time you do an episode like this, you could include where you can watch the stuff you are suggesting. smile

  • Wallace
    Wallace Lafayette
    Good list. If you haven't, check out Natalee Holloway on Investigation Channel. I imagine it didn't make the list because of the ending, but it was still interesting. Also, The Jinx on HBO was excellent; surprised this didn't make your list.

    Good list. If you haven't, check out Natalee Holloway on Investigation Channel. I imagine it didn't make the list because of the ending, but it was still interesting. Also, The Jinx on HBO was excellent; surprised this didn't make your list.

  • Laura
    Laura Columbus
    I know you guys devoted a entire pod to it, but one of my favorites ones is The Killing Season. I also love Mindhunter. Just my opinion.

    I know you guys devoted a entire pod to it, but one of my favorites ones is The Killing Season. I also love Mindhunter. Just my opinion.

  • Roxanne
    Roxanne San Diego
    The Family I Had: did anyone else notice Paris Bennett and Burke Ramsey have many personality similarities????

    The Family I Had: did anyone else notice Paris Bennett and Burke Ramsey have many personality similarities????

  • Lisa
    Lisa Massachusetts
    You need to look into the Debbie Melo case from Taunton, MA. Missing since June 2000. You'll probably pronounce Taunton wrong it's ok though lol

    You need to look into the Debbie Melo case from Taunton, MA. Missing since June 2000. You'll probably pronounce Taunton wrong it's ok though lol

  • Heather
    Heather Toronto, Canada
    “The Keepers” was absolutely riveting and completely horrifying! I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. I stayed up all night watching it. It’s so deeply disturbing that the people one would least suspect were the abusers. Thanks for the recommendation. Keep up the good work. H

    “The Keepers” was absolutely riveting and completely horrifying! I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. I stayed up all night watching it. It’s so deeply disturbing that the people one would least suspect were the abusers. Thanks for the recommendation. Keep up the good work. H

  • Dagny
    Dagny
    Great overview guys! The ones I had seen out of your compilation I totally agreed with, Mindhunter was a masterpiece! Manhunt: Unabomber (Netflilx) is for sure on the same level, super interesting journey into the mind of the Unabomber and details previously unknown (at least to me) as well as the birth of forensic linguistics at the FBI - highly recommended! My all time true crime favorite will though always be The Jinx - I'm sure you've talked about it before, since it's quite legendary and mindblowing! Finally I want to recommend the Netflix documentary Team Foxcatcher, it was probably the most positively surprising documentary I've ever seen as I had zero expectations and then it turned out to be such a f***ed up situation. Anyways, keep up the good work - Cheers!

    Great overview guys! The ones I had seen out of your compilation I totally agreed with, Mindhunter was a masterpiece! Manhunt: Unabomber (Netflilx) is for sure on the same level, super interesting journey into the mind of the Unabomber and details previously unknown (at least to me) as well as the birth of forensic linguistics at the FBI - highly recommended! My all time true crime favorite will though always be The Jinx - I'm sure you've talked about it before, since it's quite legendary and mindblowing! Finally I want to recommend the Netflix documentary Team Foxcatcher, it was probably the most positively surprising documentary I've ever seen as I had zero expectations and then it turned out to be such a f***ed up situation. Anyways, keep up the good work - Cheers!

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks for all of the suggestions! Cheers Nic

    Thanks for all of the suggestions!
    Cheers Nic

  • Laura
    Laura Columbus
    Just watched Call Me Luckly. Seriously just crying. Now going to try to find the Golden State Killer. Thank you guys for great suggestions!

    Just watched Call Me Luckly. Seriously just crying. Now going to try to find the Golden State Killer. Thank you guys for great suggestions!

  • Sophmorejohn
    Sophmorejohn Reno, NV
    Long time listener and lurker on the site but I had to chime in. Glad you guys watched the GSK/ EARS doc and I've been hoping that y'all would cover it something especially sense Patton Oswald's late wife just realeased a book on GSK but I highly recommend the podcast Casefile, they did an incredible 4 part podcast on EARS that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was enthralled every minute. It's a great 4 hours of podcasting and we'll worth a listen. Thanks for being so awesome and keep up the great work.

    Long time listener and lurker on the site but I had to chime in. Glad you guys watched the GSK/ EARS doc and I've been hoping that y'all would cover it something especially sense Patton Oswald's late wife just realeased a book on GSK but I highly recommend the podcast Casefile, they did an incredible 4 part podcast on EARS that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was enthralled every minute. It's a great 4 hours of podcasting and we'll worth a listen. Thanks for being so awesome and keep up the great work.

  • Chessa
    Chessa
    The Seven Five on Netflix was a good one about a corrupt NYC cops in the 80s.

    The Seven Five on Netflix was a good one about a corrupt NYC cops in the 80s.

  • Tosha W.
    Tosha W. Knoxville, TN
    Great list! SO glad you included Call Me Lucky. Fantastic doc and Barry was a fantastic man. R.I.P. Barry 7/3/1953-2/28/2018

    Great list! SO glad you included Call Me Lucky. Fantastic doc and Barry was a fantastic man.
    R.I.P. Barry 7/3/1953-2/28/2018

  • Papa
    Papa Nashville
    Why there is no "The Jinx" on that list. I mean do You guys even know about it? I don't think there is a better crime documentary ever made and everybody knows that lol

    Why there is no "The Jinx" on that list. I mean do You guys even know about it? I don't think there is a better crime documentary ever made and everybody knows that lol

  • Christy
    Christy
    The 11 from A&E was really interesting and I had no problems binge watching it. It is about the murder of 11 young women in Galveston TX area in the 70s. I am also currently interested in all things GSK after reading Michelle McNamara’s book. I’ve watched/listened to many shows and podcasts about GSK, but I’ve found the book to be the most interesting thing I’ve come across with regard to that case.

    The 11 from A&E was really interesting and I had no problems binge watching it. It is about the murder of 11 young women in Galveston TX area in the 70s.

    I am also currently interested in all things GSK after reading Michelle McNamara’s book. I’ve watched/listened to many shows and podcasts about GSK, but I’ve found the book to be the most interesting thing I’ve come across with regard to that case.

  • Speedro
    Speedro Slc utah
    Just watched Indictment with James woods. A good movie about one of my sadly favorite cases.

    Just watched Indictment with James woods. A good movie about one of my sadly favorite cases.

  • Alex
    Alex Williamsburg
    Anyone who believes the stories in The Keepers is gullible and can't be much of a critical thinker. I knew instantly "Jane Doe" was lying and off her rocker. Turns out I was right and most of her lunacy was left out of the series to make sure you, the viewer, would be duped. The only thing known to be true in the entire series is that there were murders at that time in Baltimore, most likely at the hands of some rando psycho and nothing to do with the Catholic Church. This wasn't even a good attempt at manipulation and deception. Don't believe everything you see, folks. http://www.bigtrial.net/2017/07/the-dangerous-misleading-narrative-of.html

    Anyone who believes the stories in The Keepers is gullible and can't be much of a critical thinker. I knew instantly "Jane Doe" was lying and off her rocker. Turns out I was right and most of her lunacy was left out of the series to make sure you, the viewer, would be duped. The only thing known to be true in the entire series is that there were murders at that time in Baltimore, most likely at the hands of some rando psycho and nothing to do with the Catholic Church. This wasn't even a good attempt at manipulation and deception. Don't believe everything you see, folks. http://www.bigtrial.net/2017/07/the-dangerous-misleading-narrative-of.html

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    A lot of questions about the Jinx. A great true crime doc series from the mighty HBO. This is a great show, case and a must watch. We discussed the Jinx when we talked true crime docs on Oct. 31st 2016. When we did this latest show we chose to only talk about stuff we have watched since. There are dozens of great ones out there, we chose to discuss just ten. Cheers Nic

    A lot of questions about the Jinx. A great true crime doc series from the mighty HBO. This is a great show, case and a must watch. We discussed the Jinx when we talked true crime docs on Oct. 31st 2016. When we did this latest show we chose to only talk about stuff we have watched since. There are dozens of great ones out there, we chose to discuss just ten.
    Cheers Nic

  • Steph Brubaker
    Steph Brubaker CRV - Canada
    Thanks for the list! I’ve been bingeing (slowly because I’m waiting for my husband to watch with me) Wild Wild Country on Netflix. I first heard about the Rajneeshpuram on Forensic Files. I had NO idea how insane the story actually is! Totally worth checking out! Anyways, thanks for the podcast, really enjoy listening.

    Thanks for the list! I’ve been bingeing (slowly because I’m waiting for my husband to watch with me) Wild Wild Country on Netflix. I first heard about the Rajneeshpuram on Forensic Files. I had NO idea how insane the story actually is! Totally worth checking out!
    Anyways, thanks for the podcast, really enjoy listening.

  • Anders
    Anders Palo Alto
    The Thin Blue Line is the definitive "true crime" documentary and resulted in an innocent man being saved from both execution and prison. Apparently you two are oblivious to it.

    The Thin Blue Line is the definitive "true crime" documentary and resulted in an innocent man being saved from both execution and prison. Apparently you two are oblivious to it.

  • Connor
    Connor Canada
    Came here like a few other because I couldn’t believe The Jinx isn’t on this list. I’ve seen all the ones you recommended and The Jinx is the best of all of them by far. If you haven’t seen it you need to.

    Came here like a few other because I couldn’t believe The Jinx isn’t on this list. I’ve seen all the ones you recommended and The Jinx is the best of all of them by far. If you haven’t seen it you need to.

  • MysterGirl
    MysterGirl Parts Unknown
    Nic and the Captain, Next time you guys binge true crime docs or series I highly recommend The Witness (it's about the Kitty Genovese case and follows her brother investigating the crime and her life), Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (talks about the Catholic Church abuse scandal. I thought the victims were very brave in telling their stories and the documentary also delves into Vactican law and the hierarchy), Mommy Dead and Dearest (compelling story), Talhotblonde (the case is full of twists and turns and by the end you'll probably be saying 'wth'), and also because the Captain mentioned Soaked in Bleach I wonder if you guys had seen the Montage of Heck documentary about Kurt Cobain its really good coverage of the musicians life

    Nic and the Captain,

    Next time you guys binge true crime docs or series I highly recommend The Witness (it's about the Kitty Genovese case and follows her brother investigating the crime and her life), Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (talks about the Catholic Church abuse scandal. I thought the victims were very brave in telling their stories and the documentary also delves into Vactican law and the hierarchy), Mommy Dead and Dearest (compelling story), Talhotblonde (the case is full of twists and turns and by the end you'll probably be saying 'wth'), and also because the Captain mentioned Soaked in Bleach I wonder if you guys had seen the Montage of Heck documentary about Kurt Cobain its really good coverage of the musicians life

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks MysterGirl! Yes I have seen a few you listed, great stuff. I'll add the others to my que! Cheers Nic

    Thanks MysterGirl!
    Yes I have seen a few you listed, great stuff. I'll add the others to my que!
    Cheers Nic

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Anders, clean out your ears - The Thin Blue Line was on our list and we gave it a score of 5 out of 5. I said I've watched it twice! You should listen to our show twice, ha! Cheers Nic

    Anders, clean out your ears
    - The Thin Blue Line was on our list and we gave it a score of 5 out of 5. I said I've watched it twice! You should listen to our show twice, ha!
    Cheers Nic

  • Mallory
    Mallory Michigan
    Hi guys! Love the podcast. Is there anyway you could post where to find all the true crime documentaries or docu-series you suggested? If not, I’ll keep googling! And I’d like to agree with Allison from Oklahoma, Cold Justice is definitely my favorite on going true crime series. Gives you such an in depth look into one cold case at a time. Since most physical evidence seems to be contaminated or nonexistent, Kelly Siegler and her team interview as many people close to the case as possible until they can eliminate suspects and narrow it down to one. As a former state prosecutor, she knows what is needed to get a conviction and can compile damning circumstantial evidence to do so. Definitely a must watch!

    Hi guys! Love the podcast. Is there anyway you could post where to find all the true crime documentaries or docu-series you suggested? If not, I’ll keep googling! And I’d like to agree with Allison from Oklahoma, Cold Justice is definitely my favorite on going true crime series. Gives you such an in depth look into one cold case at a time. Since most physical evidence seems to be contaminated or nonexistent, Kelly Siegler and her team interview as many people close to the case as possible until they can eliminate suspects and narrow it down to one. As a former state prosecutor, she knows what is needed to get a conviction and can compile damning circumstantial evidence to do so. Definitely a must watch!

  • Louise H
    Louise H Michigan
    Great list guys. I have a lot of watching to do. You might want to consider doing the Christine Jessop cold case out of Canada. I used to live there many years ago and this case was huge. I still wonder about what really happened.

    Great list guys. I have a lot of watching to do.

    You might want to consider doing the Christine Jessop cold case out of Canada. I used to live there many years ago and this case was huge. I still wonder about what really happened.

  • Jamie
    Jamie Katy, TX
    Hi, guys! Thanks so much for the list! I'm always looking for new crime shows and docs to watch. Just wanted to say how it warmed my heart when The Captain said there was too much sex in Mindhunter. I wouldn't call myself a prude, but I felt the exact same way. I think it's a shame how Netflix and HBO think they have to throw lots of gratuitous sex into their shows. In this case, it certainly detracted (for me) from the viewing experience. But it was just nice to hear a single guy say the same thing. I'm enjoying the later episodes much more. Looking forward to watching the docs on your recommended list and hopefully seeing y'all at Crime Con!

    Hi, guys!
    Thanks so much for the list! I'm always looking for new crime shows and docs to watch. Just wanted to say how it warmed my heart when The Captain said there was too much sex in Mindhunter. I wouldn't call myself a prude, but I felt the exact same way. I think it's a shame how Netflix and HBO think they have to throw lots of gratuitous sex into their shows. In this case, it certainly detracted (for me) from the viewing experience. But it was just nice to hear a single guy say the same thing. I'm enjoying the later episodes much more. Looking forward to watching the docs on your recommended list and hopefully seeing y'all at Crime Con!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer Aurora Illinois
    I think the vanilla sex of Mindhunter illustrated nicely a counterpoint to the rape, necrophilia, and all around skull f**kery. I didn’t find it gratuitous. More so a palate cleanser.

    I think the vanilla sex of Mindhunter illustrated nicely a counterpoint to the rape, necrophilia, and all around skull f**kery. I didn’t find it gratuitous. More so a palate cleanser.

  • Maria Amelia
    Maria Amelia Brazil
    I loved this episode! Since you guys mentioned Mindhunter (which is based on a book, but some stuff on the show are different from the book) , I´d like to add American Crime Story - The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Manhunt: Unabomber to the list. As far as true crime documentaries go, I really like The Witness (it´s heartbreaking) and The Galapagos Affair ( scary stuff).

    I loved this episode! Since you guys mentioned Mindhunter (which is based on a book, but some stuff on the show are different from the book) , I´d like to add American Crime Story - The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Manhunt: Unabomber to the list. As far as true crime documentaries go, I really like The Witness (it´s heartbreaking) and The Galapagos Affair ( scary stuff).

  • Scott
    Scott Canada
    If you want to watch a truly creepy documentary in the "catfish" type genre, I strongly recommend "Talhotblond".

    If you want to watch a truly creepy documentary in the "catfish" type genre, I strongly recommend "Talhotblond".

  • Genevieve
    Genevieve Denver, CO
    Maria Amelia thanks for recommending the Galapagos Affair....just watched and I think it might make it to my top ten! Riveting!

    Maria Amelia thanks for recommending the Galapagos Affair....just watched and I think it might make it to my top ten! Riveting!

  • Kate
    Kate Austin TX
    I loved Mindhunter. I think the personal/sex scenes we're shown was to show how their work was affecting them outside of the office rather than added for entertainment's sake. I can't wait until the next season!

    I loved Mindhunter. I think the personal/sex scenes we're shown was to show how their work was affecting them outside of the office rather than added for entertainment's sake. I can't wait until the next season!

  • Christa
    Christa Pickerington, OH
    I did a Google search on the TCG recommended list -- not 100% if these are correct but it's a start! The Keepers -- Netflix O.J. Simpson: The lost confession -- Hulu Murder in the Park -- Netflix Wormwood -- Netflix The Thin Blue Line -- Netflix Call Me Lucky -- Netflix The Family I Had -- ID The Golden State Killer: it’s not over – ID, Amazaon The Disappearance of Maura Murray – Oxygen, Amazon Mindhunter -- Netflix

    I did a Google search on the TCG recommended list -- not 100% if these are correct but it's a start!

    The Keepers -- Netflix
    O.J. Simpson: The lost confession -- Hulu
    Murder in the Park -- Netflix
    Wormwood -- Netflix
    The Thin Blue Line -- Netflix
    Call Me Lucky -- Netflix
    The Family I Had -- ID
    The Golden State Killer: it’s not over – ID, Amazaon
    The Disappearance of Maura Murray – Oxygen, Amazon
    Mindhunter -- Netflix

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks Christa for putting the list together! Cheers Nic

    Thanks Christa for putting the list together!
    Cheers Nic

  • Brandy
    Brandy AZ
    Have you guys watched Long Shot ? It’s on Netflix.

    Have you guys watched Long Shot ? It’s on Netflix.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    That's on my list Brandy. I have heard it's pretty good. Cheers Nic

    That's on my list Brandy. I have heard it's pretty good.
    Cheers Nic

  • Shannon
    Shannon Bedford TX
    Hey guys, thanks for this list. Your podcast saved me on a long 5 hour drive. I saved up several episodes to pass the time in the car. PLEASE tell me yall have watched the documentary on Netflix "The Long Shot". SO good!!!

    Hey guys, thanks for this list. Your podcast saved me on a long 5 hour drive. I saved up several episodes to pass the time in the car. PLEASE tell me yall have watched the documentary on Netflix "The Long Shot". SO good!!!

  • Susan
    Susan Mt. Vernon VA
    Hey guys, Thanks for the great podcast!! Have you watched Into the Abyss? It’s a documentary by Verner Herzog about 2 guys on death row in Texas. Fascinating. They both claim innocence and blame the other.

    Hey guys, Thanks for the great podcast!! Have you watched Into the Abyss? It’s a documentary by Verner Herzog about 2 guys on death row in Texas. Fascinating. They both claim innocence and blame the other.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    At Susan - Yeah that is a good one. Cheers Nic

    At Susan - Yeah that is a good one.
    Cheers Nic

  • Shelby
    Shelby Southern Oregon
    You MUST see Talhotblond. It’s one of my favorites ; I’ve seen it twice (if that means anything) and always recommend it to friends. Thank you for the list.

    You MUST see Talhotblond. It’s one of my favorites ; I’ve seen it twice (if that means anything) and always recommend it to friends.
    Thank you for the list.

  • Leigh
    Leigh New Hampshire
    The Killing Season - The Long Island Serial Killer Have watched it twice https://www.aetv.com/shows/the-killing-season

    The Killing Season - The Long Island Serial Killer

    Have watched it twice
    https://www.aetv.com/shows/the-killing-season

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Thanks Leigh... The Killing Season was fantastic and we were very lucky to have Joshua Zeman On TCG. Can’t wait to see what his next project will be... Cheers Nic

    Thanks Leigh... The Killing Season was fantastic and we were very lucky to have Joshua Zeman On TCG. Can’t wait to see what his next project will be...
    Cheers Nic

  • Maria
    Maria Darien, IL
    Love your show! Catching up on old podcasts. I would recommend Mommy Dead and Dearest. So creepy and just unbelievable! Great list, you put together! Also, the staircase was recently added to Netflix! I am starting that tonight. I was following this when court TV or tru TV now, had the trial on TV. Very gripping. And again unbelievable!

    Love your show! Catching up on old podcasts. I would recommend Mommy Dead and Dearest. So creepy and just unbelievable!

    Great list, you put together!

    Also, the staircase was recently added to Netflix! I am starting that tonight. I was following this when court TV or tru TV now, had the trial on TV. Very gripping. And again unbelievable!

  • Lisa Poirier
    Lisa Poirier Saskatchewan
    Hello! LOVE your show. I have been working backwards through the episodes and am currently listening to the episodes on Jonbenet Ramsey. In the episode "We Have Your Daughter", you discuss many possibilities surrounding the author of the ransom letter. One idea that was not discussed is that the author was not a native speaker of English. Surrounding the question surrounding, "Watch over" as opposed to "Watch", for example, in French, watching someone is "Veiller sur..." Word for word it means "Watch on". It would be impossible to just say "Watch" in French. It would have to be followed by a preposition. I am not saying that the author is French, necessarily, but the author could be using structures and syntax from his/her native language. Another example of this is "groupe". In French, which could be the case for another language, we wouldn't say, "We are a group." We would have to say a group of something. It just sounds weird to end with group and nothing else. This ties into another thought about language and culture. Some cultures keep messages brief. Others do not! This could explain why this note was so long. I happen to spend a lot of time reviewing translations. Sometimes people who have clumsy structures come up with sophisticated vocabulary by using a dictionary and choosing whatever word is suggested, even though the word is not commonly used by native speakers in everyday language. For example, if I didn't know how to translate "Donc", I look it up in the dictionary and find "Hence". I don't know that most people would likely say, "So", so I just pick the first word suggested by the dictionary. Same goes for the word "Attache". Also, there are culturally awkward phrases in the letter, such as, "Make sure you are well rested." This might be a common thing to say in another language. In French, for example, we often say, "Bonne chance!" when we say goodbye. "Bonne chance" means "Good luck". When I say that to native English speakers, they ask me, "Good luck with what?" Culturally, it doesn't jive in English. Another major linguistic difference is writing negative phrases. In English there is one word, in French two. The negative structure of the author's first language might be quite different than that of the English language. This could explain why in a couple spots, it seems like they want to say don't, but say do. There are some idiomatic expressions in the letter, which would be difficult for someone whose first language is not English, the dollar signs are in the appropriate spot and the ones do not look European, but there are enough other little oddities in the letter to at least consider the possibility that the writer is not a native speaker of English. Also, I realize that because of my background I am more likely to "see" this because that is how my lenses are adjusted. Still though, it could be considered. It would be interesting to have the letter analyzed by translators of a variety of languages.

    Hello! LOVE your show. I have been working backwards through the episodes and am currently listening to the episodes on Jonbenet Ramsey.
    In the episode "We Have Your Daughter", you discuss many possibilities surrounding the author of the ransom letter. One idea that was not discussed is that the author was not a native speaker of English. Surrounding the question surrounding, "Watch over" as opposed to "Watch", for example, in French, watching someone is "Veiller sur..." Word for word it means "Watch on". It would be impossible to just say "Watch" in French. It would have to be followed by a preposition. I am not saying that the author is French, necessarily, but the author could be using structures and syntax from his/her native language. Another example of this is "groupe". In French, which could be the case for another language, we wouldn't say, "We are a group." We would have to say a group of something. It just sounds weird to end with group and nothing else.
    This ties into another thought about language and culture. Some cultures keep messages brief. Others do not! This could explain why this note was so long.
    I happen to spend a lot of time reviewing translations. Sometimes people who have clumsy structures come up with sophisticated vocabulary by using a dictionary and choosing whatever word is suggested, even though the word is not commonly used by native speakers in everyday language. For example, if I didn't know how to translate "Donc", I look it up in the dictionary and find "Hence". I don't know that most people would likely say, "So", so I just pick the first word suggested by the dictionary. Same goes for the word "Attache".
    Also, there are culturally awkward phrases in the letter, such as, "Make sure you are well rested." This might be a common thing to say in another language. In French, for example, we often say, "Bonne chance!" when we say goodbye. "Bonne chance" means "Good luck". When I say that to native English speakers, they ask me, "Good luck with what?" Culturally, it doesn't jive in English.
    Another major linguistic difference is writing negative phrases. In English there is one word, in French two. The negative structure of the author's first language might be quite different than that of the English language. This could explain why in a couple spots, it seems like they want to say don't, but say do.
    There are some idiomatic expressions in the letter, which would be difficult for someone whose first language is not English, the dollar signs are in the appropriate spot and the ones do not look European, but there are enough other little oddities in the letter to at least consider the possibility that the writer is not a native speaker of English. Also, I realize that because of my background I am more likely to "see" this because that is how my lenses are adjusted. Still though, it could be considered.
    It would be interesting to have the letter analyzed by translators of a variety of languages.

  • Lisa Poirier
    Lisa Poirier Saskatchewan
    Oh AND, A few little linguistic notes to add to my previous message: 1. She dies. Present tense. This is the tense that would make sense to a native French speaker. To put it in the future tense would be very strange, almost as though she would die someday, like the rest of us. Some ideas, like being born and dying, use different tenses in different languages. If the writer was thinking in his/her first language and translating to English, this could explain the choice of tense. 2. And hence. Again, in French, "Et donc" would make perfect sense and translate to "and hence". 3. A earlier. The writer does not use "an". This could be because sometimes French people pronounce words beginning with a vowel with an "h" in front. 4. The idea about "beheading". Hmm, not common in the English speaking world, but maybe more common in other cultures? 5. Finally, the word "scrutiny" is maybe not what the author actually means. Surveillance maybe? I think this could be another example of someone translating an idea with the help of a dictionary and then choosing one word out of many, but not the exact word for the intended meaning.

    Oh AND,
    A few little linguistic notes to add to my previous message:
    1. She dies. Present tense. This is the tense that would make sense to a native French speaker. To put it in the future tense would be very strange, almost as though she would die someday, like the rest of us. Some ideas, like being born and dying, use different tenses in different languages. If the writer was thinking in his/her first language and translating to English, this could explain the choice of tense.
    2. And hence. Again, in French, "Et donc" would make perfect sense and translate to "and hence".
    3. A earlier. The writer does not use "an". This could be because sometimes French people pronounce words beginning with a vowel with an "h" in front.
    4. The idea about "beheading". Hmm, not common in the English speaking world, but maybe more common in other cultures?
    5. Finally, the word "scrutiny" is maybe not what the author actually means. Surveillance maybe? I think this could be another example of someone translating an idea with the help of a dictionary and then choosing one word out of many, but not the exact word for the intended meaning.

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