Christopher & Eric Podcast

 One year ago and with your help, Christopher and Eric marked the 30th anniversary of the tragic murder of young gay man named Billy Newton by bringing investigators their first real lead in deca...Read More»

In 2017, Blaze Bernstein, a talented and beloved young gay man, returned home to California to visit his family for the holidays and vanished into thin air. Or so it seemed. Our Party People have been...Read More»

During last episode’s discussion of the Robert Durst murder trial, Christopher and Eric raised intriguing questions about cover stories and fake alibis, and what it means to stand by the ones yo...Read More»

The Robert Durst murder trial just ended in a guilty verdict here in Los Angeles, so Christopher and Eric bring you a new installment of True Crime Movie Time featuring the start-studded (and vastly u...Read More»

From the moment we launched Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, our Party People have been asking us to serve up a steaming episode of this heavily battered and deep fried goodie. And w...Read More»

He’s baaaaaack! And no, we’re not talking about Eric’s appendix. (Thank God!) In this episode, Christopher and Eric celebrate the return of one of Anne Rice’s most iconic chara...Read More»

This edition of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club takes a trip across the pond where a dignified and reserved small town British detective gives us a terrifying glimpse into one of his...Read More»

Christopher and Eric didn’t want to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with the usual roster of disaster porn, so on this special edition of Christopher & Eric...Read More»

Home renovation shows have become Christopher and Eric’s SECOND favorite pandemic-era binge. But what happens when you rip a house down to the studs and find murder within? This installment of C...Read More»

Christopher and Eric return! Having gone as long as they can using Eric’s appendectomy as an excuse not to produce new episodes, your hosts roar back into the studio. They have much to say about...Read More»

“Falsely Accused Month” concludes with the second in our latest “crime pairing”, a lively discussion of the film, RICHARD JEWELL, a compelling biopic that covers the events of ...Read More»

“Falsely Accused Month” continues, as Christopher and Eric serve up the first in a “crime pairing”, an episode of THE CRIMES THAT CHANGED US, Season 1, Episode 2, that takes us...Read More»

Christopher and Eric kick off “Falsely Accused Month” here at TDPS with this jaw-dropping tale of an incompetent police department more determined to control the news cycle than investigat...Read More»

Why did Eric drop everything and move to England? Why won’t Christopher go anywhere near a Ouija board? What does it take to get started in podcasting?  Christopher and Eric can run their mouth...Read More»

Miami can be not-so-nice, so we’ll say it thrice. The sunlit city isn’t just the fictional home of The Golden Girls. It’s also the home of alligator alley and some fairly nasty crimi...Read More»

There’s no murder or kidnapping or child abduction in this installment of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club, but BRIDEGROOM took Christopher and Eric’s breath away just the s...Read More»

Ep. 82 – Daddy Issues
June 19, 2021

When Eric Shaw Quinn submitted his comedic novel about gay parenting to publishers in the 1990’s, many were shocked. One editor dismissed SAY UNCLE by saying “You and I simply don’t ...Read More»

We asked, you answered. As Pride month continues here at The TDPS Network, we headed to The Dinner Party Show’s Facebook page and asked you to tell us about your gay heroes. They could be living...Read More»

Christopher and Eric launch their Pride Month episodes with a True Crime TV Club dedicated to the slaying of a nightclub owner who helped found one of South Africa’s most vibrant gay communities...Read More»

Join Christopher and Eric as they trek into the primeval redwood forests of Northern California in search of a monster. True Crime Special Edition is a super-sized True Crime TV Club that serves up an...Read More»

Something tells us this isn’t what they mean by “love, Italian style”! Or is it? Bone up on your fashion trivia before the Lady Gaga and Adam Driver film inspired by this true crime ...Read More»

The jab. The shot. The way forward. Whatever you’re calling it, the COVID-19 vaccines are opening up our world again. Christopher and Eric celebrate their own vaccinations by asking you, our bel...Read More»

The terrifyingly toxic relationship between teenager Gypsy Rose Blancharde and her mother-from-hell Dee Dee has been the fodder for countless true crime specials and even a limited television series f...Read More»

You remember where you were. You remember exactly what you were doing. Afterwards, your world seemed forever changed. A recent #TrueCrimeTVClub covering the 1994 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building...Read More»

Christopher and Eric’s ongoing discussion of the brutal, 30-year old unsolved homicide of gay adult film actor William “Billy” Newton (aka Billy London) hasn’t just drawn the a...Read More»

What do Albert Einstein, the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the sleepy beach town of Santa Cruz, California have in common? Nothing. Unless you enter the mind of serial killer Herbert Mull...Read More»

We asked, you answered! On The Dinner Party Show’s Facebook page, our #WednesdayQuestion is a chance for you to let your guard down with your hosts and fellow Party People. Recently, we presente...Read More»

In a possible #TrueCrimeTVClub first, Christopher and Eric serve up a holiday-set crime that isn’t a family massacre. But the brutal murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl inside of a Toledo, Ohio c...Read More»

#TrueCrimeTVClub gets super-sized with this #TrueCrimeSpecialEdition delivering all three episodes in the new Dateline NBC series, THE WIDOWER. Sit back and strap yourselves in as Christopher and Eric...Read More»

In the latest #TrueCrimeTVClub, Christopher and Eric honor March Madness the only way they know how, with a true crime tale that kinda, sorta has something to do with basketball. When a former college...Read More»

Christopher and Eric take a break from dark tales and true crime so they can plot a dazzling escape from the world’s troubles using the magic of Hollywood. What films and television shows have t...Read More»

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on 1995 is one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism ever carried out in the United States. But does AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: OKLAHO...Read More»

The latest #TrueCrimeTVClub honors Black History Month by serving up HATRED IN AMERICA: THE KLAN ON TRIAL, Season 1, Episode 1, entitled “The Klan on Trial”. Christopher and Eric follow jo...Read More»

Ep. 65 – Romancing The Hosts
February 20, 2021

Christopher and Eric saluted Valentine’s Day with an episode devoted to a serial killer, which pretty much sums up how they feel about the holiday. Now they’re back to discuss the topics t...Read More»

We were just looking for a True Crime TV Club offering darkly suited to Valentine’s Day. What we got was an episode of 20/20 so densely packed with murder, depravity and institutional incompetence y...Read More»

Over the course of several months, Christopher and Eric have been examining the gruesome, unsolved homicide of a young gay man named William Newton, who performed in adult films as Billy London. Now t...Read More»

A box office bomb at the theater, THE FROZEN GROUND rocketed to Netflix’s Top 10 when it landed on the streamer in 2020. Starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusak and former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens,...Read More»

Christopher and Eric take a twisted walk across the frozen trails of the Alaskan backwoods as they follow the crimes of real life serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted women for sport. In the latest...Read More»

In Episode 48, Christopher and Eric marked the grim anniversary of their very own “hometown murder”, the gruesome slaying of William Arnold Newton, a young gay West Hollywood man and adult...Read More»

In this emotional edition of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club, your hosts serve up the first true crime stories that disturbed them when they were young. For Eric, it’s the murder...Read More»

What is it with the holidays and gruesome spree killers? Christopher and Eric return to the true crime series HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS and serve up Season 2, Episode 8, “Bloody New Year’s...Read More»

Christopher and Eric shine a light on their favorite bright spots in a very dark year, serving up their picks for the most helpful, therapeutic and diverting highlights of 2020, the year of the pandem...Read More»

It wouldn’t be the holidays if Christopher and Eric weren’t talking about the hideous antics of a psychopath who destroys everything he touches. And that’s the perfect description of...Read More»

Christopher and Eric have served up true crime TV specials galore. Now it’s time to unleash their sharp and silver tongues on a bigger screen in this new series devoted to breaking down feature ...Read More»

There’s very little diva Wendy Williams can’t pull off, but how good is she at narrating a true crime series? Christopher and Eric are determined to find out as they serve up Episode 3 of ...Read More»

Assuming it wasn’t this one, Christopher and Eric asked you, the Party People, to share your recollections of the best Thanksgiving ever, and the result was a rousing discussion that gives us ho...Read More»

Thanksgiving is the bloodiest time of the year. And not just for turkeys. In their first ever double stuffed, special edition of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, your hosts bring you...Read More»

Christopher and Eric reached out to you, the Party People, on The Dinner Party Show’s Facebook page to find out how you’re handling the holidays during this year without compare. Are you g...Read More»

For their 50th episode, Christopher and Eric visit the 50th state! On the latest installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, your hosts take you to the island paradise of Hawaii ...Read More»

As Christopher comes out as a fan of cryptids, Eric wonders if these amateur videographers really captured some frenzied hauntings or if they’ve just got the world (and their appliances) on a st...Read More»

It’s been thirty years since the dismembered remains of William “Billy” Newton were discovered in a Hollywood dumpster, three decades in which his loved ones have gone without answer...Read More»

Christopher and Eric return to one of their favorite true crime television series, the exquisitely produced and absolutely riveting THE CASE THAT HAUNTS ME, serving up Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 3, en...Read More»

  In one of the more moving and riveting installments of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club to date, your hosts serve up the powerful documentary film REWIND, an exploration of&nbs...Read More»

When satellites go high, TV producers go low. That’s the basic flight path for WHAT ON EARTH? the latest victim…er, subject of Christopher and Eric’s special series, “What’s ...Read More»

Join Christopher and Eric on this trip back through the years to a simpler time when married male business owners chose to live with their much younger, handsome male employees in cramped apartments j...Read More»

In this new edition of WHAT’S SCIENCE?, Eric takes a conspiracy-driven trip to the moon that never quite sticks the lunar landing. Or anything else, for that matter. Meanwhile, Christopher tries...Read More»

A twenty-minute TV show with a fifteen minute opening theme song! One male strip club re-enactment played over and over and over and over (and over) again! An “adult film superstar” Christ...Read More»

HBO’s documentary series I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK paints a powerful portrait of the obsessions that inspired and consumed Michelle McNamara. Her work was pivotal to identifying The Golden ...Read More»

A terrible storm. A gorgeous couple poised to begin an exciting new life. Enough real crime scene video to give you the creeps. And then some more crime scene video on top of that. In their dark salut...Read More»

Christopher and Eric put down their magnifying glasses and pick up their Botox needles so they can get rid of all the furrows in their brows they developed after sitting through these alleged trips in...Read More»

Christopher’s third and latest offering in his Burning Girl book series unfolds in Texas. To celebrate the release of BLOOD VICTORY, Christopher and Eric revisit the sordid mysteries of a small Texa...Read More»

Inspired by the first episode of HBO’s documentary series I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, Christopher and Eric channel their inner Michelle McNamara, the citizen detective who helped crack The G...Read More»

It’s some parents’ worst nightmare, and in the early 2000’s it was every cable news network’s favorite kind of story. A missing young white woman whose disappearance is shroude...Read More»

Something tells Christopher and Eric that big summer vacation you had planned for 2020 isn’t going to work out. So why not take a walk down memory lane and relive some of those summers when you ...Read More»

Christopher and Eric take you back to the very unfriendly skies of 1956 and a  murder that changed the modern conception of human evil – at 30,000 feet! Your intrepid flat screen detectives...Read More»

Our fearless hosts take a break from the grueling True Crime TV beat to consort with the lunatic fringe! They’ll each explore a different mind-bending episode of  MYSTERIES AT THE NATIONAL PARK...Read More»

Did Christopher and Eric finally discover a true crime TV show with re-enactments that live up to Christopher’s impossibly exacting standards? Will this bloody foray into the forests of British ...Read More»

Christopher and Eric close out their Pride Month celebration with an episode packed full of coming out stories in all their various forms. They asked, you answered. Thanks to your Facebook responses, ...Read More»

Christopher and Eric  continue to honor Pride Month with an installment of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club that takes us back to a time when getting thrown out of the military was...Read More»

“Gay panic”! It’s not just when Eric finds out he can’t watch the Oscars live. It’s the offensive and ridiculous notion that implying someone might be gay is so terrible ...Read More»

It’s a real-life story that reads like one of Christopher and Eric’s novels, a tale of double lives, secret sexuality, crimes of passion and betrayal. In this installment of Christopher &a...Read More»

As they approach thirty episodes, Christopher and Eric take a deep dive on why true crime captivates us all, and which installments of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club so far have hau...Read More»

Murder? Definitely. Paradise? Hardly. Christopher and Eric embark on a trip to the South of France in search of high crimes amongst the upper classes. Well, these criminals are definitely high on some...Read More»

This week, your hosts get personal with your personal responses to the topics of aging and age-related time travel as they tackle the question, “If you had to be one age you’ve already liv...Read More»

It happens every few episodes. Just when Christopher and Eric announce that their True Crime TV Club has served up the most disturbing crime imaginable, they somehow manage to top it, this time with t...Read More»

If you want to treat yourself to some of what Christopher calls “the ass-kicking advice” of his co-host Eric Shaw Quinn, you can always send him your questions at eric@thedinnerpartyshow.c...Read More»

When Eric first came up with the idea for Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, he proposed Wives With Knives as a potential show he and Christopher could break down and serve up for thei...Read More»

It’s the trashy true crime sensation that’s sweeping the sheltering-at-home nation, and naturally Christopher and Eric have a growling desire to go on and on and on about it. And as always...Read More»

Is this the most disturbing installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club yet?! If not, it’s pretty damn close. When Christopher and Eric serve up this episode of the Discover...Read More»

Got a question that’s keeping you up at night? Ask Eric. He pulls no punches and he takes no prisoners. He delivers the truth unvarnished, and his guidance can deliver the perspective shift you ...Read More»

A doomed, disturbing, international and highly inappropriate teenage love affair. A murder-for-hire plot that circles the globe and the dark web. An on-camera confrontation with an alleged criminal ma...Read More»

Did Christopher actually go on a beach vacation with Gianni Versace’s killer?! Is that why the FBI stormed Anne Rice’s Garden District mansion in 1999? Eric won’t stop until theyR...Read More»

Mountains of cocaine and a sex-party filled seventy room mansion in the Hamptons are just two of the spicy ingredients in this installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, a sordi...Read More»

Ep. 15 – Birthday Ache
March 7, 2020

Your hosts thought it would be a frothy and fun conversation about the fact that their birthdays are only days apart, but this special birthday episode turned into a probing and revelatory discussion ...Read More»

True Crime TV Club gets exclusive as we rummage through the closets of Brooke Astor,  the toast of Manhattan. Christopher and Eric don white gloves and guide you down the gilded corridors of New ...Read More»

Christopher’s Burning Girl novels feature a super-powered vigilante who seeks vengeance against sadistic serial killers like the ones who murdered her mother. When he pulls back the curtain on t...Read More»

Teenage angst combines with the isolation of a small Alaska town to fuel a fiery crime that tests the limits of Christopher and Eric’s threshold for darkness in this installment of “Christopher &a...Read More»

Ep. 11 – Award Yourself
February 8, 2020

It’s awards season in Hollywood, so Christopher and Eric are diving into the deep end of the glittering swimming pool as they talk more about the meaning of the season (or lack thereof) than the...Read More»

True Crime TV Club is back. This time Christopher and Eric take you on a steamy tour of 1970’s Hollywood and a torrid sex scandal that came close to consuming the Reagan White House. In the early 70...Read More»

Ep. 9 – Holiday Escape
January 26, 2020

Christopher and Eric have returned from their holiday hiatus with hearts full of lovely comments from their listeners, a.k.a “the Party People”, as well as their usual headfulls of opinions. How m...Read More»

Just in time for Christmas, it’s a tale of holiday murder. With re-enactments. A lot of them. In the latest installment of “Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club”, your h...Read More»

Fame. Drugs. Murder. Encino! They’re all on offer in the latest installment of “Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club” in which your hosts tackle a recent ABC News Specia...Read More»

It’s the Dateline episode everyone’s talking about, and Christopher and Eric have plenty to say about this astonishing story as well. Some of it they’re going to yell because this ca...Read More»

A mysterious shoe box full of cash. An abandoned car on a bridge. A turbulent river named for beasts of the sea. How does ABC’s 20/20 tie these disparate elements together as they cover the dist...Read More»

Take a trip into the shadows of the Louisiana bayous as Christopher and Eric join the hunt for one of the most prolific serial killers in history. In the second installment of Christopher & Eric...Read More»

Join Christopher and Eric as they wade through accusations of devil worship, tainted investigations and homophobia to reveal the twisted path to the truth taken by several embattled, strong-willed wom...Read More»

Christopher and Eric go all in on the topics of coming out, being yourself and letting your own personal freak flag fly. Also, they reveal the title of the first true crime documentary they’ll b...Read More»

Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn, New York Times bestselling authors and creators of “The Dinner Party Show,” return to their dining room studio on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip to b...Read More»

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