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Welcome to the 23rd edition of The Cord Cutter Podcast! Shows and movies that document true crimes have been popular for many years, so it should come as no surprise that many streaming services are home to several ways for you to get your fix of the real crimes that have kept people talking. Join us today while we talk about some of our favorite true crime shows and delve into the Netflix original, Mindhunter! Speaking of Netflix, shows like Making A Murderer, The Confession Tapes and The Keepers have gone a long way to making enjoyment of true crime popular, but the genre has been around on screen for a long time. Even if you're not a true crime fan, you'll probably know about television programs like Dateline and 48 Hours that have been regaling audiences with tales of humanity's darkness for several decades.
To that end, this week will see hosts Mick and Adrienne welcome their guest, Mack Rawden, VP of Product for CinemaBlend's parent company GatewayBlend, as they discuss their top choices for true crime streaming. They'll also discuss why someone would enjoy watching in depth reports on horrible crimes and how they got into the genre. Then, talk will move to Mindhunter and everything there is to love or dislike about the show, which is based on the work of real FBI agents who interviewed serial killers in the hopes of using the information to solve ongoing cases. Ready to dive in? Great! Read on to get the lowdown on this week's podcast and then listen for yourself above!
5:14 -News! (Amazon Prime getting ads, Amazon producing LOTR show)
10:47 -Weekly Queue (Midsomer Murders, No Activity, Future Man)
18:03 -True Crime Streaming
18:10 -Why Adrienne doesn't watch True Crime
20:27 -Mack's Picks (Homicide Hunter, Forensic Files, The Keepers)
26:25 -Mick's Picks (Into the Abyss, Interview with a Serial Killer, H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer)
33:48 -Mindhunter (Spoilers henceforth!)
35:20 -BTK's appearances in the show
41:03 -Are you a Holden or Tench?
44:18 -Ed Kemper
49:30 -What's up with Bill's kid?
52:38 -Who might they interview in Season 2?
56:53 -Game Time! The Unnamed Serial Killer Trivia Game