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DragonKing Dark: Adam Walsh & the birth of true crime content, pt. 1

Karl Stern begins a three-part look at why true crime became popular in pop culture.
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Continuing our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history, we are begin a three episode run of tragic events that gave rise to the true crime genre of documentaries, podcasts, and TV channels. 

The murder of Adam Walsh was a tragedy beyond comprehension. Yet, born out of that horrible event many incredibly good things came including the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Adam's Law, and America's Most Wanted. 

In this episode, we examine how this terrible story also influenced an entire sub-category of pop culture information.

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