Top Five for the True Crime Obsessed
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I used to think I was the only person obsessed with true crime stories, but apparently everyone was hiding the fact that they too have a sick infatuation. So now that we’re all out of the closet, here is my expert opinion on the five best true crime stories out right now:
A new podcast series about one of Utah’s most notorious crime mysteries: the disappearance of Susan Powell. Powell disappeared from her West Valley home in December 2009 in a case that sparked national attention. She has never been found, and what happened to her remains unknown. This podcast has more twists than a neurotic pretzel. The Oxygen Network is also releasing a four hour series on May 4th, so you have time to catch up. Available on the podcast app.
If you make your way through this list, you’ll notice I’m a sucker for big twists. This documentary is an emotional roller coaster, exploring the case of Gypsy Rose and the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Without giving too much away, this story has everything: murder, child abuse, forbidden love, mental illness – you name it. Available on HBO.
Five minutes in, you’ll find yourself asking these parents, “Really?”. So just as a heads up: yes, really. In this true crime documentary, a charming neighborhood friend abducts this family’s adolescent daughter. Twice. Available on Netflix.
This four-part series documents one of the most gruesome bank heists in US history. It starts with the death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a homemade bomb strapped around his neck. What unfolds is a crazy story of deception and pure evil. Available on Netflix.
Pick your favorite poison here, because both the podcast and documentary are equally juicy. ABC investigates the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 and set out to change the future of healthcare forever. The company went from being valued at $9 billion to a big fat zero. Elizabeth is currently on trial for fraud, so this one is fun because we’ll get to watch and see how it all pans out for her. HBO also produced a documentary, The Inventor, because apparently everyone is as obsessed with stories of fraud as I am. Available on the Apple podcast app, ABC.com & HBO.
Prepare to binge.
Posted by Abby