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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 Golden State Killer case, and take to the internet to discover all they can about two real life mysteries that have obsessed them for years. For Eric, it’s a mysterious Santa Barbara kidnapping with strange sexual overtones in which the wealthy and handsome young victim might have been in on the scheme. For Christopher, it’s the gruesome unsolved homicide of a popular gay porn performer William Newton (aka Billy London), whose severed body parts were found in a Hollywood dumpster. Your intrepid studio detectives work to bring fresh attention to the case with new tips and leads — maybe even from you — as the 30th anniversary of Newton’s murder approaches. Visit The Dinner Party Show’s Facebook page for more info. We don’t want this tragic and gruesome crime to be forgotten.
(If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)
To listen to all the episodes featuring the William Arnold “Billy” Newton case and how it came to a stunning conclusion, check out our Episode Guide.
New York Times bestselling novelists Christopher Rice (The Burning Girl Series) and Eric Shaw Quinn (The Write Murder Mysteries) return to their studio on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip for an all new podcast that’s all talk. Join them for their trademark blend of humor, irreverence and passionate opinion as they dish on some of the most popular true crime TV shows of the moment in their recurring, special feature “Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club”. (A production of TDPS, the same network that brought you the comedy/variety and celebrity interview filled fun of The Dinner Party Show.)