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True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Don’t send us a link to a case, remember YOU are the one that writes it! Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we’ll send you some stickers as a reward!

  • Hi Bloody Murder, My name is Ira Stoneham and I’m from Otawa in the Canada and here’s my TCNT. It’s about Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father from 2008, Directed by Kurt Kuenne. I love true crime documentaries, especially movie length ones, but I avoided Dear Zachary for years, as my friends told me it was brutal and heartbreaking. They were right, what they didn’t tell me is the Kurt Kuene has made a beautiful and moving dedication to his best friend Andrew Bagby and his...

  • Hi Barney and Tara, here’s my review of the Netflix’s Mindhunter Season 2 Now we can all agree that Season 1 of Mindhunter was great. It had a completely different approach to crime prodecurals. Created by David Fincher, maker of such films as Seven, Zodiac, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, all revolving around serial killers, Mindhunter is apparently inspired by the investigations and writings of John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Fincher directed the first three episode of the new season and two episode are directed by the great...

  • In Late 2014 the prestigious $25,000 Blake Art prize was awarded to Melbourne artist Richard Lewer for his short video animation about a true crime real-life love tragedy. Richard Lewer’s work, titled “Worse Luck I’m Still Here”, tells the true story of Bernie Erickson and his long-term de facto wife Julie Kuhn. It’s a short video animation about a true crime real-life love tragedy. In the local newspaper, the artist, Lewer read that Erickson, 81, had pleaded guilty of murder for the smothering death of wife in the half fulfilment...

  • Dear Bloody Murder, My wife is the true crime buff, but she has finally converted me after eight years of lovely wedded bliss. I drive for Uber and Lyft in Minnesota, and my radio in my Ford focus died last summer This event eventually got me to try podcasts for a regular break from music while at work. My true crime nerd time is something I watch regularly, It’s BuzzFeed Unsolved. This is on its own channel on YouTube now, and can be found on Hulu as well. The two...

  • Hi Tara and Barney I watched this gem the other day : Abducted in Plain Sight I know that many of us true crime buffs are really into murders specifically, and while this story does contain a death, which I will not reveal due to the spoiler factor, it is more a story that starts with child molestation and webs into a whole lot more shit. My husband chose this movie to ‘Netflix and chill’ and while I didn’t expect much, there were times that my mouth was agape and...

  • There are 2 docos I reckon are worthy. Blackfish This doco made me so mad. Its the type I can’t bring myself to watch again because I was so affected. It’s not your traditional crime doco but what happens in it is definitely a crime. Greedy fuckers putting employees lives at risk to make a buck!!! People get hurt, 3 people die and the people who can change it DONT. I hope those cunts burn in hell. Be warned there is some animal cruelty involved, as it’s about Tilikum an...

  • Crime is something that South Africa is not short on. Many of the stories that would be front page news in other countries is a side note on page 3 or not mentioned at all. True Crime stories are easy to find but rather difficult to find a satisfactory conclusion to, many never have an ending. But the other day my husband sent me a news article of a SA crime that sounds more like a plot for a Guy Ritchie film. We start with the headline “Alleged gang boss...

  • My name is Jade, I live in New Zealand and I have just started to listen to your podcast and I love it. There’s so many episodes that it’s really hard to choose just one. I listen to so many true crime podcasts and your podcast is one of my favourites beside Moms and Murder, Casefile, Untold Murders, Serial Killers, Female Criminals by Parcast, Weird Darkness, Murder Mile and The Trail Went Cold. I love the comedy, you guys are very funny, keep up the good work. For True Crime...

  • The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley My parents bought this book as a Christmas gift for me in 2016, and the second I got around to reading it, I couldn’t put it down. It’s not exactly a traditional true crime book, but it scratches all my itches. It chronicles the story of Tony Ciaglia, who suffered a traumatic brain injury at a young age that drastically changed his personality. In order to cope with the depression and dark thoughts that followed, he began corresponding with serial killers that are...

  • Frank Olson plunged from a 10th floor hotel window, but his son was never convinced it was suicide. In Wormwood he and Errol Morris try to unravel the truth behind what happened. This six-part Netflix series explores every angle of the suspicious demise of Frank Olson, a family man and army scientist who apparently killed himself in 1953. How Olsen came to plunge from the 10th-floor window of a New York hotel has obsessed his son Eric for more than 60 years and dominated his entire life. Through present day...

  • I have a recommendation for true crime nerd time – an old tv show called ‘Autopsy’. Its the one with Michale Baden – not to be confused with the program of the same name where the strange large-hat wearing German guy does live autopsies or the one where they talk about famouse peoples last hours. His wikipedia states Autopsy is a television series of HBO’s America Undercover documentary series. Dr. Michael Baden, a real-life forensic pathologist, is the primary analyst, and has been personally involved in many of the cases...

  • Although the cases that are discussed in this book will be well-known to many Bloody Murder listeners, it is still fascinating. Former FBI profiler John Douglas and his long-time coauthor Mark Olshaker examine five cases: Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Zodiac killer, and JonBenet Ramsay, and include helpful images and maps. Douglas provides a brief but thorough summary of the events in each case, examines the historic theories surrounding them, and provides new insight via a profiler’s analysis. On the whole, the book is riveting...

  • Myself and most true crime nerds seem to be less interested in medical serial killers, i think because there’s no exciting knifings, just some boring-ass poisonings, but this book, about serial killer nurse Charles Cullen was so well written that it’s a real page turner. Cullen is one of those “guy next door” type of serial killers, and definitely does not fit the stereotype. You also get to read about the stunning treatment of him by various hospitals, whom transfer him to other hospitals even after suspecting he caused the...

  •   Barney Black and the delightful Tara Sariban, I have a True Crime Nerd Time entry for ya. It’s the song “A Tale They Won’t Believe” by Australian Celtic rockers, Weddings, Parties, Anything. It is about a gaol break back in Convict times. In 1822 there was a prison on the remote west coast of Van Diemens Land which was designated for those convicts who had committed crimes after arriving in the penal colonies of New South Wales or Van Diemens Land. One day a group of convicts absconded from...

  • Columbine by Dave Cullen – I was in high school when the Columbine shooting occurred and i clearly remember the surreal feeling of watching it unfold on the news and then having to go to my own high school the next day. It was incredibly bizarre, i hadn’t seen that sort of thing happen in my lifetime, and of course now it’s staggeringly depressing how common it is. Well when Columbine happened, the news did their best to portray those fuckers in a very specific way- as trench coat wearing...

  • TORSO is a graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko (Brian writes for Marvel, while Marc now writes Wonder Woman ’77 for DC) that’s all about the investigation into the Cleveland Torso Murderer, aka the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run. This serial killer focused on the poor and “dregs” of society, included people of color, LGBT, and sex workers. The novel follows the investigation from before Elliot Ness was involved, to how it consumes him, and ultimately the defeat knowing that the killer will never be caught. They...

  • My current true crime favorite book right now is Life Means Life by Nick Appleyard. It’s a compilation of the (at the time of publication) 36 men and one woman sent to prison for a sentence of “life meaning life” in the United Kingdom. Some of the murderers featured in this book is human rodent, neo-nazi wannabe fuckface Ian Brady – a man who desperately deserved a toothbrush shiving in the kidney if there ever was one – and the supposed real life Hannibal Lector Robert Maudsley. The one thing...

  • Imagine, if you will, a mother sitting in the darkness of her sleeping child’s room late at night, night after night, bent over her laptop, going further and further down a dark rabbit hole of internet articles, emails from authorities and fellow searchers. Chasing a killer. Feeling the shape of him slip out of her fingers just when she thinks she is finally about to grasp him. There are so many clues. So many tips. He SHOULD be caught. Michelle McNamara’s obsession with catching the human monster she named The...

  • “Perhaps it is part of the human condition that we cannot analyze or explain that which most frightens us. We will never understand why people like Vacher arise to bring chaos and violence into a world that we struggle to keep orderly and safe. We cannot account for the source of that impulse. We can only study it and try to keep it at bay.” These are the last three sentences of the epilogue to Douglas Starr’s The Killer of Little Shepherds, my second-most favourite true crime book. I have read...

  • The first book that really launched my interest in reading true crime is Homicide by David Simon. If you haven’t read it, it’s a classic true crime book which tells the story of the writer spending a year following around Baltimore homicide detectives. This took place in the late 80s and at the time, crime was rampant in Baltimore and the detectives were kept more than busy. Over the course of 1988, the year that he was with them, there were nearly 300 murders in Baltimore. While he does go...

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Unlike the first season of American True Crime Story, which was about OJ Simpson and everyone my age knew the story of, I was surprised to realise the Assassination of Gianni Versace was a story I had no idea existed. Somehow I’d never realised he’d been murdered let alone murdered by a serial killer. Although the show is titled and framed around Versaces murder, as we move into the story we find it is actually about serial killer Andrew Cunanan – delusional,...

  • We have added a new segment to Bloody Murder and we need your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). Keep it to about 2 mins please. Email here!