The Dark Side of True Crime

What if thinking and talking about real life murders was not actually good for us?

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Mentioned in this episode:
The Brides in the Bath episode of Shedunnit
The Murder at Road Hill House episode of Shedunnit
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
“True Crime Is Rotting Our Brains” by Emma Berquist at Gawker
“There’s Really No Easy Way to Say ‘I Was Stabbed’” by Emma Berquist at Human Parts
Missing Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist
The case of “the Servant Girl Annihilator”
The rescue of Baby Jessica
The Edith Thompson episode of Shedunnit
The Gabby Petito case
Paul Foot on the James Hanratty case
Heavenly Creatures (1994) directed by Peter Jackson
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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