Lauren Bright Pacheco is a New York City-based writer and producer who started out in news radio. Over the years she’s worked as a reporter, on-air television talent, newspaper columnist, magazine writer and has received three Emmy Awards for her efforts as a daytime television producer. She co-hosted, narrated and produced the critically acclaimed first season of Happy Face, Murder in Oregon and The Murders at White House Farm podcasts. She also is the executive producer of Speed of Sound, the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations.
For this fifth episode of the companion podcast to HBO Max’s The Murders At White House Farm, host Lauren Bright Pacheco talks to series writer Kris Mrksa to dive into the psychology of the case, and the many personas involved. Kris discusses his processes for bringing the various different characters involved to life -- including Jeremy Bamber’s complex and confusing personality -- as well as his approach to depicting Sheila Caffell’s mental health struggles. Kris also discusses what it was like to tread the fine line between reality and its onscreen counterpart, his processes for getting inside the characters’ heads, and what he means by “the slippery nature of truth.”
In this bonus episode, we hear the bizarre letter Diane wrote to her post-conviction attorney in full read by an actor.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
In this fourth episode of the companion podcast to HBO Max’s The Murders At White House Farm, host Lauren Bright Pacheco again talks with Carol Ann Lee -- author of the highly-researched book upon which the series is based -- this time, to discuss the many missteps taken by the police in the way they handled the investigation of the murders. Carol explains how, as the investigation continued under the guidance of DCI Taff Jones, he refused to consider the possibility that what happened was anything other than a straightforward case of murder-suicide. Carol explains how Taff Jones' steadfast belief that Sheila Caffell had killed her parents and twin sons before turning the gun on herself, had shaped the way the entire investigation was conducted, leading to the repeated breach of police protocol. She also discusses how the equally stubborn mindset of DS Stan Jones -- and his doubts about the likelihood of that initial murder-suicide narrative -- ultimately helped alter the course of the police investigation.
Eric Mason recounts Diane Down's strange escape from prison. Her post conviction attorney, Steve Gorham, shares a bizarre letter written after her trial that changes her story of what happened the night of the shooting. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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