Crime-Obsessed Broads: An Interview With Rachel Monroe

Why do women love true crime? Wait, no—why do people love true crime? Author Rachel Monroe comes on the podcast to deconstruct our appetite for horrifying true stories. Also covered: relating to the Manson girls, why true crime is not the same as a bowl of oatmeal, the ethics of crime scene photos, and the murky side of the victim's rights movement. Check out Rachel’s new book, Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsessiontoday! Want more #content? 1) Subscribe to the new podcast I’m hosting, Why Women Kill, from CBS All Access. 2) Come see me + the host of DIE-ALOGUE talk about female cult leaders in NYC on October 30. Tickets here! *** SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Become a Patreon supporter and get a cool postcard. Get a free month of courses at The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/broads. Check out Harlequin Suspense’s new line of creepy fall books at bit.ly/mustreadsuspense.*** Sources: Interview with Rachel Monroe: August 28, 2019Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession, by Rachel MonroeRachel’s con-man article in the Atlantic: “The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t,” April 2018 issueThe article about serial rapists we discuss: “An Epidemic of Disbelief,” by Barbara Bradley Hagerty, The Atlantic, August 2019 issue Music: “Guilty” by Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, sung by Anna Telfer“Can You Tame Wild Wimmen?” by Billy Murray, licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License“Shake It and Break It” by Lanin's Southern Serenaders, licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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