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True Crime Obsessed

A weekly True Crime, Society and Culture podcast featuring Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle
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When a young woman named Kenia vanishes after a night out with friends, a mysterious young man named Travis comes forward. He said he met the young woman and offered her a ride home, but en route, she got out of his care and went on with anothe
On a February night in 1994, Lamar Woods came home. The door to his apartment was open and his 10 month old son was screaming. In the bedroom, Lamar found his girlfriend, Brandi Henderson, brutally murdered. For a local detective, the murder so
FAM! THIS IS APPARENTLY DATELINE'S 'MOST CHILLING EPISODE'! ALSO, KEITH SWEARS, IT'S PRETTY AMAZING. Chris Smith was living his dream southern California life: close family, great friends, running a small business with trusted colleague. So wh
In a nutshell: THE REAL-LIFE GUY "THE SOPRANOS" IS BASED ON BUYS A HOCKEY TEAM FOR HIS IDIOT SON...HILARITY (AND A LOOOOOOOOT OF FIGHTING) ENSUES. Look, this is the combination of The Mafia and The Sports that you've been dying to hear us talk
The text messages came often and always went something like this: "My favorite thing to do is stand outside and stare at you," or "I hate you so much, I want to drive a knife into your heart." The texts were sent to Dave and to his ex-girlfrien
YOU. ARE. NOT. READY. TO. MEET. LISSA. YELLOWBIRD.  For decades, indigenous women have gone missing around Lissa. And when the authorities have been unwilling or unable to find them, Lissa stepped in and got the job done. LET THE WOMEN DO THE W
KEITH. MORRISON. HATES. EVERYONE. IN. THIS. EPISODE. It's March, 2011 just before 8:30pm. A frantic 911 call comes in. A violent showdown between two men vying for the attention of a woman named Kandi has ended in a shooting. Both men have been
LESBIAN BOXERS KICKING ASS!!! LITERALLY WHAT COULD BE BETTER? You guys wanted to hear us talking about the sports, so HERE. WE. GO. Christy Martin was unquestionably the best female boxer in the world. She was also problematic as hell.  And kin
June 22, 1990. 2:00 am. The phone rings at Gayle and Kay Baker's house in the San Fernando Valley. "We have your son. Unless you give us $100,000 by 5pm, he will die." At first they thought it was a joke. But when the man called back in the mor
FAM!! We're doing that thing we do, like, twice a year, and giving ourselves a Tuesday "off" (read: not off, ever off, always working, lol), so we're replaying a favorite episode. BUT DON'T WORRY, YOU'RE GETTING AN ALL NEW DATELINE EPISODE ON T
Lori Vallow was devoted wife and mother, but then people around her started dying. And THEN her children vanished. Lori insisted to the police that the children were fine and being cared for by friends in other states, but that story quickly fe
YOU GUYS, BOB ROSS WAS TOTALLY A SEX SYMBOL...WHAT?? Anyway, not the point. Who knew that the world's most beloved painter--the guy who could paint entire landscapes in 28 minutes--had a life and legacy completely shrouded in DRAMA? Also, who k
HAPPY DATELINE THURSDAY! For the next 10 Thursdays, we're giving you a bonus episode covering A KEITH MORRISON DATELINE EPISODE! This week we're diving into the case of Lori Vallow who was charged with deserting her children Tylee and JJ who
YOU GUYS ARE NOT READY TO HEAR PATRICK AND GILLIAN TALK ABOUT THE SPORTS! At a 2004 Sportsgitball game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pacers (oh my god, listen to me knowing the NAMES!) all hell breaks loose when a fan (who we MEET
On February 14, 2017, the bodies of 14 year old Abigail Williams and 13 year old Liberty German were found near the Manon High Bridge trail in Delphi, Indiana. The girls had disappeared from the trail the day before. Soon it was revealed that o
One of the most brutal and prolific serial killers of all time: John Wayne Gacy is known to have murdered at least 32 people during his reign of terror in a suburb of Chicago. AND. MOST. WERE. BURRIED. UNDER. HIS. HOUSE. This story is told by G
FAM!! To celebrate this HUGE milestone, we're doing something we've never done before! Patrick and Gillian are surprising each other with their favorite clips TCO's funniest moments! From Patti Peterson to bears pooping in the woods and all the
In 1993, 16-year-old Daniel Villegas was convicted of a double murder he couldn't have committed. He was railroaded into confessing and spent decades in prison--hope of ever getting out was all but lost. But then a remarkable turn of events occ
Fam! We're super excited to share this episode of "Strange and Unexplained" with the TCO fam. I (Patrick) helped research and write this episode and it tells two stories I've been OBSESSED with for decades. As the title says, these two stories
In 1994, a woman walked into one of New York City's most famous art galleries and told it's President that she had a cache of never-before-seen masterworks. And she was looking to sell to the gallery on the cheap. And so began the largest art f
This is part 2 of our coverage of The Zodiac Killer! If you're looking for part 1, go here! FAM! It's Gillian's favorite case, this time through the lens of... New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlburg?!?!? You know Gillian has THOUGHTS on th
We're covering this documentary over two episodes! Episode 2 is available right now and ad-free for 1 week only on our Patreon at all levels. Part 2 will be our regular episode next week! FAM! It's Gillian's favorite case, this time through t
In the middle of the night on Nov. 20, 1969, a group of mostly young Native Americans escaped to Alcatraz, landing on the shores of Alcatraz Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay. They occupied the former prison for 19 months, demanding th
In 1986, self-proclaimed Pastor Gary Heidnik, kidnapped six women and held them prisoner in his basement. The women were tortured for months and two of them died. In this Oxygen special, two of the survivors tell their harrowing stories of how
We're so excited to share our interview with Damien Echols, author, artist, husband, producer, and wrongfully convicted human. We talk all about West of Memphis, his journey being one of the West Memphis Three, his years on death row, his ongoi
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