True crime podcasts and television are very popular. Entire TV channels are devoted to the genre and true crime podcast series often reside near the top of the podcast charts. What is our morbid fascination with murder? Why do we gawk at the misfortune of others, often forming our opinion based less on fact than on entertainment? Millions of untrained people are fed the most sensational aspects of a story and willingly sit and devour that information for their own entertainment. Join us as host Karl Stern examines true crime entertainment.
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