Episodes
In this week’s episode, Kara and Liza cover SVU’s “Stocks & Bondage” (Season 1; Episode 9), the cases of financial criminal Martin Frankel and homicide victim Sharon Lopatka, and talk with playwright, TV writer and Dick Wolf Universe regular, Geoffrey Nauffts. SOURCES: CNBC Hartford Courant Greenwich Time Toledo Blade Independent Washington Post - 1 Washington Post - 2 Wall Street Journal - 1 Wall Street Journal - 2 Wall Street Journal - 3 Wall Street Journal - 4 Wall Street Journal -...
Published 04/09/24
Today, Liza and Kara cover “Missing Pieces” (Season 13, Episode 5) and the hoax perpetrated by Joseph Bales and Helene Lemay.  SOURCES: NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 Washington Post Tampa Bay Times WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: CDC: SIDS Next week’s episode will be “Stocks & Bondage” (Season 1, Episode 9).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/02/24
This week, Kara and Liza recap “Crush” (Season 10, Episode 20), the Kids for Cash scandal, and interview the SVU character we all love to hate, Dale Stuckey, aka the wonderful Noel Fisher. SOURCES: Juvenile Law Center AP News - 1 AP News - 2 "Kids for Cash" Philadelphia Inquirer NBC News NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 CNN WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: "Kids for Cash" Documentary Next week’s episode will be “Missing Pieces” (Season 13, Episode 5).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 03/26/24
On today’s episode, Liza and Kara cover the SVU episode “Perverted Justice” (Season 16, Episode 21) and the story of Chaneya Kelly. SOURCES: The New Yorker New York Magazine NBC News Change.org WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Innocence Project Next week’s episode will be “Crush” (Season 10, Episode 20).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/19/24
In this week’s episode, Kara and Liza break down “Cage” (Season 8, Episode 8), the cases of Michael & Sharen Gravelle and the tragic death of Candace Newmaker, and talk to the Dick Wolf Universe mainstay, Marlyne Barrett. SOURCES: NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 NY Times - 3 NY Times - 4 NY Times - 5 NY Times - 6 NY Times - 7 NY Times - 8 NY Times - 9 NY Times - 10 NY Times - 11 Cleveland.com - 1 Cleveland.com - 2 CBS News NPR NY Post The News-Herald NBC News - 1 NBC News - 2 Washington...
Published 03/12/24
Liza and Kara cover “Internal Affairs” (Season 15, Episode 4), the NYPD scandals uncovered by Adrian Schoolcraft, and talk with a very talented actor they serendipitously met on an airplane, Marc Menchaca. SOURCES: NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 NY Times - 3 NY Times - 4 NY Times - 5 NY Post Village Voice Wikipedia 50-a.org - 1 50-a.org - 2 50-a.org - 3 50-a.org - 4 50-a.org - 5 WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: ACLU - "Taking Action to Stop Police Sexual Violence" Next week’s episode will be “Cage”...
Published 03/05/24
On today’s episode, Kara and Liza recap SVU’s “Townhouse Incident” (Season 17, Episode 11) and break down the horrific Cheshire home invasion murders.  SOURCES: Washington Post Wikipedia NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 ABC News NY Post The Cheshire Murders (HBO) New Haven Register WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Petit Family Foundation Next week’s episode will be “Internal Affairs” (Season 15, Episode 4).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/27/24
In this week’s episode, Liza and Kara cover the SVU episode “Down Low in Hell’s Kitchen” (Season 21, Episode 3), the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax, and interview the charming L. Steven Taylor.  SOURCES: BBC Fox 5 DC NY Times Variety Wikipedia - 1 Wikipedia - 2 WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Human Rights Campaign Next week’s episode will be “Townhouse Incident” (Season 17, Episode 11).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/20/24
This week, Kara and Liza break down “Juvenile” (Season 4, Episode 9) and cover the two cases it’s based on, the murder of Ruth Pelke and the conviction of Lionel Tate. Plus, they interview the legendary Becky Ann Baker. SOURCES: Rolling Stone USA Today Death Penalty Information Center Indy Star CNN NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 ABC7 Chicago - 1 ABC7Chicago - 2 Tampa Bay Times CBS News - 1 CBS News - 2 Ocala StarBanner - 1 Ocala StarBanner - 2 Ocala StarBanner - 3 Wikipedia LA Times Sun...
Published 02/13/24
Today, Liza and Kara cover the SVU episode “A Story of More Woe” (Season 20, Episode 13), the mysterious murder of Terry King, and chat with the talented Mark Tallman. SOURCES: CBS News - 1 CBS News - 2 NY Times - 1 NY Times - 2 NY Times - 3 Wikipedia WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: "A Perversion of Justice: A Southern Tragedy of Murder, Lies, and Innocence Betrayed" Next week’s episode will be “Juvenile” (Season 4, Episode 9).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/06/24
On today’s episode, Kara and Liza cover the SVU episode “Heightened Emotions” (Season 18, Episode 4), the wild story of Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, and interview the talented Brit Morgan. SOURCES: Olympics.com International Bipolar Foundation ABC News People Yahoo The New Yorker Elle Sports Illustrated Times of San Diego WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Next week’s episode will be “A Story of More Woe” (Season 20, Episode 13).  Learn more about your...
Published 01/30/24
This week, Liza and Kara recap SVU’s “Blood” (Season 6, Episode 21) and break down the case against Cynthia Ann Pinson. Plus, guests are back with a bang, with none other than Stabler’s daughter Kathleen, Allison Siko. SOURCES: LA Times Wikipedia WBAL-TV 11 News PubMed WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: ElderAbuse.org Next week's episode will be “Heightened Emotions” (Season 18, Episode 4).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/23/24
Today, Kara and Liza cover the SVU episode “Dependent” (Season 8, Episode 14) and dissect the horrific murders perpetrated by 12-year-old Jasmine Richardson and her 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke. SOURCES: The New Zealand Herald Daily Star WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Futures Without Violence Next week’s episode will be “Blood” (Season 6, Episode 21). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/16/24
In this week’s episode, Liza and Kara recap “Baby Killer” (Season 2, Episode 5) and discuss the heartbreaking murder of Kayla Rolland. SOURCES: The New York Times ABC News Wikipedia - Killing of Kayla Rolland CNN MLive.com WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Next week’s episode will be “Dependent” (Season 8, Episode 14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/09/24
This week, Kara and Liza recap the episode “Breakwater” (Season 24, Episode 5). Plus, they discuss the Chicago Park District lifeguard sexual abuse scandal and the Paul Hickson rape cases. SOURCES: Cook County Sheriff's Office WBEZ 1 WBEZ 2 WBEZ 3 WBEZ 4 WBEZ 5 WBEZ 6 WBEZ 7 WBEZ 8 Chicago Sun-Times 1 Chicago Sun-Times 2 Chicago Sun-Times 3 Chicago Sun-Times 4 Chicago Sun-Times 5 The Independent The Herald Wikipedia - Paul Hickson The Statesman WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Safe4Athletes Next...
Published 01/02/24
On today’s episode, Liza and Kara break down the SVU episode “Merchandise” (Season 12, Episode 4) and dissect the death of Janice Marie Young and the 2004 New York Times article ‘The Girls Next Door.’ SOURCES: Wikipedia - Death of Janice Marie Young KTVU FOX 2 Tampa Bay Times The New York Times Ball State University The Deadbolt You're Wrong About: Human Trafficking Front Page Confidential WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: You're Wrong About: Human Trafficking Next week’s episode will be “Breakwater”...
Published 12/19/23
This week, Kara and Liza recap “Russian Brides” (Season 13, Episode 7) and discuss the horrific crimes of Jurijus Kadamovas and Iouri Mikhel.  SOURCES: The Seattle Times Los Angeles Times The Orange County Register Los Angeles Daily News 1 Los Angeles Daily News 2 Death Penalty Information Center Federal Trade Commission 1 Federal Trade Commission 2 RussiaWoman.org The New York Times CNN East Bay Times WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: What to Know About Romance Scams Next week’s episode will be...
Published 12/12/23
On today’s episode, Liza and Kara break down the episode “A Misunderstanding” (Season 17, Episode 12) and discuss the Owen Labrie “Senior Salute” rape case perpetrated at the elite St. Paul’s School. SOURCES: Vanity Fair The New York Times Vice ABC News Wikipedia - St. Paul's School (New Hampshire) The Boston Globe Jezebel WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope Teacher Wishlists on ‘Things I Bought and Liked’ Next...
Published 12/05/23
This week, Kara and Liza recap the SVU episode “Surveillance” (Season 3, Episode 17) and cover the very creepy Susan Wilson case.  SOURCES: CBS News ABC News 1 ABC News 2 The News Star Women's Congressional Policy Institute Eisner Gorin LLP Legal Information Institute WomensLaw.org The Spokesman-Review New York Post WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Next week’s episode will be “A Misunderstanding” (Season 17, Episode 12).
Published 11/28/23
Today, Liza and Kara cover “Depravity Standard” (Season 17, Episode 9) and dissect the terrifying disappearance of Etan Patz.  SOURCES: Wikipedia - Disappearance of Etan Patz The New York Times 1 The New York Times 2 The New York Times 3 ABC News New York Magazine WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: The Lost Boy - “48 Hours” Next week’s episode will be “Surveillance” (Season 3, Episode 17).
Published 11/21/23
In this week’s episode, Liza and Kara recap “Manhattan Vigil” (Season 14, Episode 5) and discuss the upsetting Bobby Greenlease kidnapping case. SOURCES: St. Louis Post-Dispatch FBI.gov Wikipedia - Murder of Bobby Greenlease WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Next week’s episode will be “Depravity Standard” (Season 17, Episode 9).
Published 11/14/23
This week, Kara and Liza recap the episode “Solitary” (Season 11, Episode 3). Plus, they cover four different real-life events: the murder of Mary Rogers, the disappearance of Margot Kidder, the release of Herman Bell, and Norman Mailer’s involvement with convicted killer Jack Abbott.  In support of the SAG-AFTRA strike, there will be no guests on this episode. SOURCES: Mental Floss Chicago Tribune The New York Times 1 The New York Times 2 The New York Times 3 The New York Times 4 The New...
Published 11/07/23
On today’s episode, Liza and Kara break down “Tortured” (Season 4, Episode 16) and dissect the truly horrific murders of renowned serial killer Jerry Brudos. In support of the SAG-AFTRA strike, there will be no guests on this episode.  SOURCES: Wikipedia - Jerry Brudos That Oregon Life Radford University Crime Library WHAT WOULD SISTER PEG DO: Lust Killer by Ann Rule Next week’s episode will be “Solitary” (Season 11, Episode 3).
Published 10/31/23
This week, Kara and Liza recap “Secrets” (Season 2, Episode 12). Plus, they cover the separate murders of two New York teachers: Roseann Quinn and Jonathan Levin. In support of the SAG-AFTRA strike, there will be no guests on this episode.  SOURCES: The New York Times 1 The New York Times 2 The New York Times 3 The New York Times 4 The New York Times 5 The New York Times 6 The New York Times 7 Wikipedia - William Howard Taft High School (New York City) New York Daily News New York State...
Published 10/24/23