Skip if you’re conscientious about how you engage with true crime content
I could only listen to the first few episodes before I had to unsubscribe. A significant portion of the episode content is a voice actor reading the perpetrator’s testimony verbatim, which not only feels lazy from a storytelling perspective, but also graphically details the rapes and murders of many victims (primarily women) - so it’s pretty traumatizing to listen to. I appreciate when true crime content creators have a purpose for telling the story (they promote victim advocacy, education about the issues covered, explore criminal psychology from a place of knowledge-seeking, etc.), and avoid getting into unnecessarily graphic detail about the crimes themselves. This podcast is NOT that. This feels very much like “trauma porn” and centers the perspectives of the murders/rapists in a way that feels gross and unethical. If you try to be a conscientious consumer of true crime content and don’t want to support podcasts that use the traumatic experiences of the victims for profit, I’d recommend skipping this one.
ohiloveya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/22
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The background noise that happens over the recording of the reenactment segments is super frustrating and distracting.
anon537384 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/22
The highlight of this podcast is the actor that voiced Karl Taylor. The sound editing is great and I felt like I was in the interrogation room with him. However, the podcast repeats itself too much and I feel like this could have been 3 instead 6 episodes, or was it 7? Too many either way.
Al_in_IL via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/22
Narrator not so good. Love Wondery but this one is a total miss.
AnneWi20 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/22
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