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Once Upon a Crime
Once Upon A Crime is a weekly true crime podcast that tells “the story behind the story” of real life crime. Told in a storytelling style, host Esther Ludlow digs into the details of each case to bring listeners the facts and information they won’t hear anywhere else. Esther calls on her background in criminal psychology and includes biographical details of both victims and perpetrators to fully explore the circumstances and motivations behind the most heinous crimes.
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4.6 stars from 6,082 ratings
Love Love LOVE!
I love this podcast and I adore Esther (even if she’s only a voice through my phone). She puts a lot of work & research in for these episodes and it shows. I appreciate her thoroughness, a lot of podcasts only regurgitate easily found news articles. Her background in counseling/psychology is...Read full review »
MissNoSelfControl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/23
July 24, 2023 Love Triangle
You had asked the question, “was there even Target Stores in 1980?” Yes, there Target Stores in the ‘80s and even in the ‘70s! Target was a fabulous store in its early years! Way better than it is today.
MaryMac62 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/23
I love your stories.
I love when you tell the stories. Not so much when you have guests. Your research is amazing! Lorena is amazing!!
Trixiegarrett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/23
Recent Episodes
In this month’s series, I detail crimes that happened on school campuses. In 1996, a 14-year-old walked into his 8th-grade math class and opened fire.  This early school shooting would shock his community and spark a nationwide debate about violence in the media, school bullying, mental health,...
Published 09/18/23
Published 09/16/23
LIVE FROM U.K. Tune in to this special bonus episode. We're pleased to offer you this special episode in collaboration with the amazing and very popular true crime podcast Minds of Madness!  Esther and Tyler co-host this episode to unravel the mysteries surrounding this gruesome case from the...
Published 09/16/23
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