Christopher & Eric Podcast: True Crime Episodes

All our episodes featuring true crime, collected here for your binge-listening pleasure.

The Murder of William Arnold (Billy) Newton

Please see our special Episode Guide for all the Billy Newton homicide case episodes, including how the killer was identified and confessed.

True Crime TV Club Episodes

  • Ep 226 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Disappeared: Spring Break Nightmare”
    A fateful walk to the beach. A make-up case left behind. A serial killer who died before he could answer for his crimes. Following this trail of sandy clues, Spring Broke heads to the heart of Spring Break country — Daytona Beach, Florida — and travels back in time to 1984. Here Christopher and Eric unearth a decades old story of a vanished young woman, a mysteriously troubled mother and a tragically incompetent medical examiner as True Crime TV Club serves up DISAPPEARED, Season 4, Episode 9, entitled “Spring Break Nightmare”. What became of struggling high school student Colleen Orsborn on that long ago afternoon when she left her house in search of sun, sand and freedom? And why did it take so long to find out?
  • Ep 225 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Never Seen Again: Caleb Diehl, Parts 1 and 2”
    Welcome to Spring Broke, where adolescents make reckless decisions and your hosts are reminded why they don’t have kids. Because they’d be too afraid to let them out of the house! It’s not the first time Christopher and Eric have visited a small Texas town in search of a missing young man. Echoes of the Tom Brown story can be heard in this breathless installment of True Crime TV Club. Here your hosts serve up a two part episode of the Paramount + series NEVER SEEN AGAIN, Parts 1 and 2 covering the dramatic disappearance of 18-year-old Caleb Diehl. When the borrowed truck Caleb was driving suddenly reappears but the young man who was driving it doesn’t, the resulting investigation unearths a dark legacy of abuse and lies, shaking the tiny, dusty hamlet of Nocona, Texas down to its cattle ranching roots. Police might have the right man, but for what crime? More importantly, where is Caleb? The question remains unanswered, but Christopher and Eric have theories. And they’re not as pretty as the young man at the center of this disturbing case.
  • Ep. 218 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Club Serves Up “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Never Stop Looking”
    Citizen Detective Month continues with a decades old mystery that will set your teeth on edge and bring your blood to a boil. In this True Crime TV Club installment, Christopher and Eric serve up episode 7 of season 3 of DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL entitled “Never Stop Looking”, the tale of Ruth Vosseler’s search for her missing children. When her marriage hit the rocks, Ruth assumed she and her husband would reach an amicable, if difficult, parting. Then one day he and their two children never returned from a weekend away visiting relatives, relatives who soon confessed her husband and the children had never showed up there either. The resulting saga includes false starts, an FBI manhunt and an unflinching look into the many ways the system failed this crusading and determined mother as she became her own investigator in the search for her missing children.
  • Ep. 217 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Citizen P.I: Malibu Sniper”
    Welcome to Malibu, home to surf, celebrities and a murderous sniper who became a political football in a hotly contested election for Los Angeles County Sheriff. Christopher and Eric kick off Citizen Detective Month with this twisty exploration of a case that captivated LA County and the nation. Is amateur journalist and Malibu resident CeCe Woods a crusader for justice or an overwrought conspiracy theorist who allowed herself to be used by ambitious politicians? Find out in this installment of True Crime TV Club as your hosts serve up episode 2 of season 1 of the show CITIZEN P.I. entitled “Malibu Sniper.”
  • Ep. 216 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Home Sweet Homicide: Footsteps In The Snow”
    “If you’ve got a criminal record in both Florida and Jersey, you’re automatically guilty,” is the line that emerges loudest from your hosts in this new installment of True Crime TV Club’s Winter Times Crime finale. Here the victim is only spoken for by one friend, who didn’t seem to know her very well, and the footprints leading into the victim’s house don’t seem to come out again. In episode 1, season 1 of HOME SWEET HOMICIDE entitled “Footprints In The Snow”,  the Northeast shows its most frigid colors in a tale of young love gone bad. But Eric senses some holes in the story he’s eager to fill.
  • Ep. 215 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Ice Cold Killers: Open Season”
    Can a hunting accident happen behind the wheel of a car? Can a stray bullet travel over a mile? Can a cold blooded killer be quite this transparent and stupid? These are the Winter Time Crime questions Christopher and Eric want answers to as they serve up episode 5, season 6 of ICE COLD KILLERS entitled “Open Season”.  On a freeze night in a small Missouri town, the killing of a local outdoorsman leaves the community baffled — until the killer starts advertising their guilt in bright red neon.
  • Ep 214 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “An Unknown Compelling Force”
    Christopher and Eric serve up one of the most infamous, unsolved mysteries of all time, the Dyatlov Pass Incident, as Winter Time Crime continues with a tale of the collision of Cold War secrecy and Russia’s brutal wintry landscape — a tale  that produced decades of paranormal conspiracy mongering. Apparently winter wasn’t the harshest thing awaiting this group of experienced young Russian hikers when they set out into the Ural Mountains in 1959. While the documentary AN UNKNOWN COMPELLING FORCE might have its flaws, it gives a thorough crash course in this baffling story — not so baffling to Eric, however, who offers up an explanation as simple as it is compelling.
  • Ep 213 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Dead Of Winter: The Killing Field”
    Winter Time Crime begins with this twisted, frigid tale of random shootings, terrifyingly loyal girlfriends and vindictive parents. Was Sean Cerniglia a sweet humorous teen or a criminal enabler? The jury’s still out as family, friends and local law enforcement deliver the disturbing details of his untimely end in season 2, episode 5 of DEAD OF WINTER entitled “The Killing Field”.  Christopher and Eric have plenty to say about the sluggish initial response from law enforcement and the petty asides of the parents involved. Dead of winter and cold as ice is the order of menu. 
  • Ep. 212 – The Best of 2023
    Come now, you didn’t think two bitches as opinionated as Christopher and Eric wouldn’t do a Best Of episode, did you? Well, you might be surprised to hear they’re keeping the list positive. Christopher and Eric offer up their best TV shows for 2023 and surprisingly almost none of them are the true crime documentaries they podcast about on a regular basis. Perhaps that’s a sign, or perhaps yet another example of how in order to gain their attention your show must have a hero both handsome and British. Couldn’t hurt, right?
  • Ep. 211 – All I Want For Christmas Again
    What do you want for Christmas this year? Unless it was “for Christopher and Eric to shut up and stop making podcasts”, your hosts served up your responses to our Facebook query. While they don’t have an in with Santa — not since they accused him of extortion in a previous episode, what with that whole “naughty or nice” racket — they loved hearing about your hoped for gifts, large and small. Spiritual and shiny. Handsome and hot. Henry Cavill and otherwise.
  • Ep. 210 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Royal Inquest: The Mountbatten Murder”
    Christopher and Eric continue their celebration of the return of THE CROWN with a True Crime TV Club serving of the tragic, real life basis for one of the famed Netflix series’ most haunting episodes. In season 1, episode 8 of ROYAL INQUEST entitled “The Mountbatten Murder”, the most decorated and experienced royal in British history becomes the victim of a chilling terrorist attack, and the ticking-clock investigation that follows has all the suspense and drama of a crime thriller. A deft use of forensic science and a growing Irish disdain for nationalist terrorism combine in this race for to avert greater violence and find justice.
  • Ep. 209 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Royal Inquest: Hunted Royal/ The Queen’s Visitor”
    Christopher and Eric celebrate the return of one of their favorite TV shows of all time, Netflix’s THE CROWN, with this House of Windsor themed installment of True Crime TV Club. Who would you most want defending you in a fight? Queen Elizabeth II or Princess Anne? It might be tough to decide after watching this double feature. In season 1, episode 3 of ROYAL INQUEST entitled “Hunted Royal/The Queen’s Visitor” two of the most famous women in the history of the British royal family face bloody, life threatening attacks which – spoiler alert! — they survive with astonishing results. Also, our VIPPs are treated to a brand new Insider Episode celebrating THE CROWN and all its previous seasons. Sign up today if you haven’t already. See you in the VIPP section!
  • Ep. 208 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder Comes To Town: No Witnesses”
    What would a buffet of Heartland Horrors be without a trip to the Deep South? The South Carolina Low County that is, where miles of backroads lead to swampy mysteries, mysteries from which some of us don’t return. In season 5, episode 2 of MURDER COMES TO TOWN entitled “No Witnesses”, Christopher and Eric meet a bright and promising young woman who vanished without a trace while giving a friend a late night ride home. The resulting trip rocked the small town of Moncks Corner to its core, put the young woman’s loved ones through hell and unveiled villains as pathetic as they were diabolical.
  • Ep. 207 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Hometown Homicide: Unsafe Anywhere”
    This episode of Heartland Horrors Month surprises Christopher and Eric with a 1990’s serial killing spree that found gay men being targeted in one of the Midwest’s most progressive cities, a story that somehow managed to escape the notice of your queer-savvy hosts until now. In season 2, episode 6 of HOMETOWN HOMICIDE entitled “Unsafe Anywhere”, we head to Minneapolis/St. Paul where a vicious, self-loathing killer stalks the gay men who’ve sought sanctuary in its more accepting neighborhoods. But a responsive police force — with some help from an undercover gay detective — put a stop to the murders before they could exact an even more terrible toll. Still, why are many of us just learning of this story now? Was it swallowed up by the nightmarish murder spree and arrest of a more famous Midwestern slayer of queer men?
  • Ep. 206 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Homicide For The Holidays: The Last Thanksgiving”
    Heartland Horrors Month continues as Christopher and Eric give the coast-hugging, city dwellers among us several good reasons not to leave their urban idylls. And season 5, episode 1 of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS — never a show for the faint of heart — just might take the cake for most gruesome episode in TDPS history. In “The Last Thanksgiving”, your hosts are confronted by a crime that is shocking in both its grotesqueness and its competent incompetence, leaving them with stunned questions about the motivations at play, motivations that seem to lie just outside the reach of this hour of television they watched with jaws on the floor and sick bags within reach. Happy Thanksgiving it isn’t.  Sorry. Or, you’re welcome.
  • Ep. 205 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder In The Heartland: A Deceitful Heart”
    Leave it to Christopher and Eric to come up with reasons *not* to go home for the holidays. That’s apparently the objective of Heartland Horrors Month here at TDPS, starting with this twisted tale of double lives and chatty wives. In season 1, episode 6 of MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND entitled, “A Deceitful Heart”, we head to a Detroit suburb where everyone’s desperate to tell you what a quaint and wholesome town they live in while simultaneously recounting a disturbing tale of addiction, murder and (incompetent) deceit. Quaint is in the eye of the beholder, we guess. Or the guilty. Does “double-life” end up being code for “gay twist”? Follow along with your ever curious hosts to find out.
  • Ep. 204 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York – Episodes 3 and 4”
    In the second episode in a two parter serving up the landmark HBO documentary series LAST CALL: WHEN A SERIAL KILLER STALKED QUEER NEW YORK, Christopher and Eric are left breathless. The reveals come fast and furious throughout as the conclusion comes into focus in this moving exploration of a serial killer who used homophobia to thrive. Forensic science advances. A killer is unmasked. Heroes and advocates step forward to bring long overdue justice to an investigation marked by bigotry and dismissal. It’s a deeply upsetting and satisfying conclusion to a confounding story. And for your hosts, LAST CALL makes for a painfully nostalgic tour through a challenging and not too distant period in gay history. But it’s also the story of the persistence and dedication required to bring justice when the justice system spent years refusing to see the victims as fully human.  (We’re looking at you, NYPD.)
  • Ep. 203 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Last Call: When A Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York – Episodes 1 and 2”
    Some murders happen twice in a row. First comes the killing, then comes the erasure of the victim by the very institutions equipped to find the perpetrator.  Christopher and Eric mark the tragic anniversary of the brutal slaying of Billy Newton, whose decades old murder was solved thanks in part to the attention brought to it by this podcast, by serving up the first two episodes of a landmark HBO documentary LAST CALL: WHEN A SERIAL KILLER STALKED QUEER NEW YORK. As the dismembered bodies of two queer men turn up outside New York City in the early 90’s, the similarities between their stories feel starkly alike — victims who struggled with homophobia and shame, a media that refused to see them as full-fledged humans. Your hosts share their own heartbreaking and disturbing experience of watching Billy’s story get erased by supposed allies once again. It’s all build up for their next episode, in which the shocking twists at the end of LAST CALL leave Christopher and Eric breathless.
  • Ep. 202 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Homicide For The Holidays: Halloween Horror”
    Sometimes a host of gory details only serves to distract from the real story. Eric believes that may well be the case with this episode of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, season 4, episode 1, entitled “Halloween Horror”. When the Liskey family is massacred in their sleep the night before Halloween, their isolated Ohio farmhouse becomes a scene of horrifying mystery. Blood splatter evidence abounds, but what led to this shocking outburst of savage violence against this seemingly happy Oak Harbor family? Was there a deeper and darker secret here this particular hour of television was too timid to lay bare? Brotherly love gone tragically wrong, perhaps? Bring your theories to the table. Eric has his own, as always.
  • Ep. 200 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Mary Kay Letourneau: Notes On A Scandal”
    Back to School month comes to a devastating conclusion with this disturbing exploration of a case that’s been the butt of too many jokes and not enough explorations into the twisted manipulations employed by the seemingly gentle predator at its core.  As Christopher and Eric serve up the documentary MARK KAY LETOURNEAU: NOTES ON A SCANDAL, they’re whisked back to the 1990’s when a school teacher’s shocking (and criminal) sexual affair with an underage male student made headlines around the world. But what at first threatens to be an apologia for an abuser turns into a deep dive into a legacy of obsession and abuse. Yours hosts are left wondering what would have become of young Vili Fualaau if he hadn’t crossed paths with this deceptive predator.
  • Ep. 199 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder Under The Friday Night Lights: Where is Tom Brown?”
    It’s a quiet night in a small Texas panhandle town when one of its most beloved high school students vanishes, leaving behind a threadbare trail of mystifying clues. Within hours of the discovery of Tom Brown’s abandoned SUV, one of the most baffling unsolved true crime stories of a generation is born. What truly happened to this beloved high school senior who’d recently been cut from the football team and turned his attention to the theater in response? As Christopher and Eric serve up episode 2 of season 1 of MURDER UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS entitled “Where Is Tom Brown?” on Discovery Plus, they find themselves awash in conspiracies and baffled by the mysterious appearance of various pieces of key evidence years after the young man failed to return home. As Eric confronts whether or not the local journalist at the center of the episode is too reflexively (and conservatively) dismissive of some of the more outlandish theories of the case, Christopher reveals a key detail that was strangely omitted from the episode.
  • Ep. 198 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Vanity Fair Confidential: St. George’s Hidden Dragons”
    Back to School Month continues as Christopher and Eric head to a posh New England prep school where secrecy and lies mask a legacy of abuse. But this tragedy extends far beyond the leafy borders of the seemingly idyllic campus of St. George’s School, founded in the 19th Century to educate the offspring of the Gilded Age elite. A stunning expose in Vanity Fair magazine unveils the lengths administrators went to in order to protect the predators in their midst and the school’s prestigious reputation. Christopher and Eric work to keep their tempers in check as they serve up episode 10 of season 3 of the series VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL entitled, “St. George’s Hidden Dragons” on Max and Discovery Plus. Brace yourself as you discover the true and terrible meaning of the term “passing the trash”.
  • Ep. 197 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Death In The Dorms: Christian Aguilar”
    Christopher and Eric kick off Back to School month, a quartet of episodes about the crimes endured by high school and college students as well as their loved ones. When Christian Aguilar begins his freshman year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, he’s the first member of his family to attend college. But when he vanishes in the course of a single evening, his proud and devoted family vows they will stop at nothing to find the truth.  As Christopher and Eric serve up DEATH IN THE DORMS entitled “Christian Aguilar”, episode 2 of season 1 on Hulu, they’re riveted by this tale of devious and terrible revenge as old high school rivalries stalk the shadows of a promising new life.
  • Ep. 195 – Christopher & Eric’s TV Club Serves Up “The Mystery of D.B. Cooper”
    After so many episodes of bloodshed and mayhem, Christopher and Eric bring their True Crime movie Time Summer Film Festival in for a soft landing. Here your hosts bring you a true crime pairing about one of the most talked about, argued about, debated about, and speculated about unsolved mysteries in American history, the mystery of D.B. Cooper. On Thanksgiving Eve 1971, a man claiming to be D.C. Cooper used a ransom note and a fake bomb to skyjack a passenger plane and rob the airline of a tidy sum in cash before allegedly parachuting to his escape. Or did he? THE MYSTERY OF D.C. COOPER on Max offers up a wild tangle of theories about who the real skyjacker was and where his hefty haul ended up. Too tangled, at times, for your hosts, who examine its strange cast of suspects with a skeptical eye. And what did Hollywood make of this incredibly bizarre story? Find out next week when Christopher and Eric discuss the 1981 film THE PURSUIT OF D.B. COOPER starring Treat Williams and Robert Duvall.
  • Ep. 193 — Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Green River Killer: Mind of a Monster”
    Don your waterproof slicker and pull on those thigh high rain boots. It’s time for the storm drenched final leg of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival, Pacific Northwest Nightmares. Gary Ridgway was a predator so prolific and diabolical he became a household name. Better known as the Green River Killer, his decades long reign of terror in Washington State revealed police missteps, political machinations and an urgent need to embrace the humanity of sex workers before they became the victims of terrible crimes. Here, Christopher and Eric serve up the arresting Discovery ID special GREEN RIVER KILLER: MIND OF A MONSTER, the first in a true crime pairing that sets the stage for next week’s viewing of THE RIVERMAN, a made-for-TV movie that attempts to draw a connection between Ridgway and another predator whose name haunts the Seattle area, Ted Bundy.  
  • Ep. 191 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery”
    How have Christopher and Eric gone this long without discussing the Robin Hood Hill murders, the case that essentially gave birth to the modern day true crime genre? In this installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, they serve up THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY, which encapsulates the dark saga of gruesome murder and rank injustice that divided a town and spawned several famous documentaries as well as a dramatic film adaptation. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelly. How did these misunderstood small town youths become the West Memphis Three, a moniker that became synonymous with justice denied? Hint. The answer lies in a topic that never fails to bring your hosts to the boiling point, the Satanic Panic.
  • Ep. 189 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “American Justice: Payback For A Bully”
    Christopher and Eric kick off the Southern Sins portion of their True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival with this wrenching look at addiction and murder among a group of disaffected teens in the Sunshine State. Meet Bobby Kent, a popular and good looking weight lifter — and a bully so vicious his closest friends decided there was only one way to put an end to his abuse. This installment of True Crime TV Club serves up an old school episode of AMERICAN JUSTICE: Payback For A Bully, episode 5 of season 15.  (Remember Bill Curtis?) It’s all set up for next week’s discussion of the gritty and controversial film based on the case, BULLY directed by Larry Clark and starring the late Brad Renfro.
  • Ep. 187 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Real ‘Natural Born Killer’, Charles Starkweather” (Born To Kill)
    Midwest Mayhem departs the big and dirty city and heads to the bleak countryside for its second true crime pairing, the disturbing story of Charles Starkweather and Carol Fugate, two young killers whose gruesome crimes shocked a nation and inspired numerous film versions in the years that followed. In THE REAL ‘NATURAL BORN KILLER’, CHARLES STARKWEATHER (BORN TO KILL), available to stream on the Our Life You Tube Channel, we’re given a by the numbers retelling of a horrifying killing spree that crossed the great plains of the Midwest. But Eric hears a story the producers aren’t telling, the tale of a young woman who used as her weapon of choice, not just a gun, but a man desperate for her love and approval to exact her adolescent fantasies of revenge. We will complete our true crime pairing on our next episode when your hosts serve up a 1970’s art house director’s dramatic interpretation of these very crimes — Terence Malick’s BADLANDS.
  • Ep. 185 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Eliot Ness VS. Al Capone”
    Christopher and Eric kick off the Midwest Mayhem portion of their True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival with an all new true crime pairing devoted to two of the most mythologized figures in the history of American organized crime. Thanks to its snarky European producers, the documentary ELIOT NESS VS. AL CAPONE offers vicious commentary about the so-called land of the free. (To our Chicago based Party People, we beg your forgiveness in advance. We don’t write the documentaries, we just serve them up.) But Eric was surprised by the film’s fresh insights into the personality of the crusading Eliot Ness while Christopher struggled to keep track of which real life figures were being captured by its overwhelming flood of archival footage. It’s all a set up for next week’s discussion of the wildly popular Brian DePalma film THE UNTOUCHABLES, a cinematic exploration of the storied clash between these two men and modern day legends.
  • Ep. 183 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “World’s Most Evil Killers: David Berkowitz”
    East Coast Carnage heads to the Big Apple and the Five Boroughs as Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival continues. For the first time, Christopher and Eric tackle one of the most notorious serial killer cases of all time, the Son of Sam killings, which terrified the New York area during the late 1970’s. As they serve up this episode of WORLD’S MOST EVIL KILLERS: DAVID BERKOWITZ, your hosts question the killer’s alleged insanity and his supposed adherence to Satanic beliefs. Did this case give birth to a hideous panic that would sweep the nation a few years later, warping both reason and due process in the decade to come?
  • Ep. 181 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing”
    East Coast Carnage,  the next chapter in Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival, kicks off with the Boston Marathon bombing, a horrific act of terrorism that’s still fresh in many of our minds. Even though they thought they knew the story, Christopher and Eric were unprepared for the emotional impact of MARATHON: THE PATRIOT’S DAY BOMBING, streaming on the recently renamed Max. How do you move past a trauma when the evidence of it is literally written on your body? That’s just one of many harrowing questions tackled by this enormously powerful documentary. It’s also the first in a true crime pairing that continues in our next episode with a discussion of the Peter Berg directed Mark Wahlberg vehicle PATRIOT’S DAY as we compare, contrast and serve up the facts with the fiction.
  • Ep. 179 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Very Scary People: The Hillside Stranglers Parts 1 and 2”
    A new “true crime pairing” in California Screaming month begins with this latest installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, serving up a two-part documentary special about the case that ushered in a new era of human depravity and horror in the City of Angels. In episodes 7 and 8 of season 4 of VERY SCARY PEOPLE: “The Hillside Stranglers Part 1 and 2”, host Donnie Wahlberg channels his inner Blue Blood to bring us the tale of a terrifying, seemingly random murder spree that claimed the lives of a diverse cross section of the city’s innocent women before it unveiled a house of unspeakable horrors in middle of an often overlooked Los Angeles suburb. The stunning and seemingly unconnected array of victims as well as the media’s response raises intriguing questions about LA’s sense of itself as a city with fluid borders. Next week, they’ll serve up the second half of this “true crime pairing” with a 1989 TV movie based on the case.
  • Ep. 177 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “History’s Greatest Mysteries: Who Is The Zodiac Killer?”
    Christopher and Eric’s cross country journey of murder and mayhem begins with California Screaming month, the first chapter in the True Crime Movie Time Summer Film Festival, a series of episodes devoted to “true crime pairings” featuring some of America’s most notorious human predators. How have your hosts gone this long without covering the Zodiac killer (or killers, plural)? Perhaps it’s the story’s epic scope, packed as it with years of false leads and cryptic, terrifying letters sent to the media by a man claiming to be responsible for scores of killings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and possibly beyond). In this installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Club, they serve up episode 2 of season 4 of HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES: Who Is The Zodiac Killer? As Laurence Fishburne whisks us through a dizzying array of facts and files about California’s most elusive serial killer, Eric arrives at a sure-to-be controversial conclusion about where the investigation might have gone wrong. It’s a nice set up for next week’s episode, a True Crime Move Time airing in which your hosts put fact to fiction to analyze the director’s cut of the critically acclaimed David Fincher film, ZODIAC.
  • Ep. 176 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Stealing Van Gogh: The Greatest Art Heist of the 21st Century”
    In the final burst of April Showers Bring Van Gogh Flowers Month, Christopher and Eric embark on a dizzying international journey that begins with a swift and skillful break in at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which your hosts visited only weeks before. (They’re innocent. We promise!) In STEALING VAN GOGH: THE GREATEST ART HEIST OF THE 21st CENTURY on the Real Stories You Tube channel, art historian Andrew Graham Dixon takes a globe-trotting journey in search of two beloved Van Gogh paintings that were stolen in the dead of night by accomplished thieves. From the streets of Amsterdam to the frigid alleyways of the Ukraine to the sun drenched suburbs of Naples, Italy, it’s a suspenseful and ultimately gratifying story that taught Christopher and Eric the real value of art in the eyes of the criminal underworld.
  • Ep. 174 — Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Fake Van Gogh Paintings?”
    April showers bring Van Gogh flowers as Christopher and Eric celebrate their return from Europe with a twisty, international true crime tale involving the incredible artist they paid tribute to on their recent trip abroad. Vincent Van Gogh’s life and career were short and marked by great mental challenges culminating in a tragic end. Today he’s considered one of the greatest painters of all time. But allegations of forgery and fraud bedevil some of his most beloved works. In THE FAKE VAN GOGH PAINTINGS on the Real Stories You Tube Channel, the tale of a record breaking auctioned canvas that may or may not have been by his hand exposes the strange path to greatness his paintings traveled in the wake of his brutal and untimely death. 
  • Ep. 168 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Playboy Murders: Bunny Meets Bachelor”
    Find out how this wrap up to Toxic Love Month almost became a second train wreck episode. (We’re looking at you, Christopher.) Jasmine Fiore was determined to use her Playboy Playmate career as a stepping stone to a better life than the one in which her father abandoned their family and her mother struggled to make ends meet. So how did she end up horribly beaten, and mutilated and disposed of in an Orange County dumpster? Christopher and Eric chart the sad and infuriating course as they serve up the premiere episode of the brand new Discovery ID series THE PLAYBOY MURDERS entitled “Bunny Meets Bachelor”.
  • Ep. 165 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege And Justice: Phil Spector”
    No one chronicled a Hollywood murder mystery better than storied writer Dominick Dunne, and no one serves up Hollywood scandal better than your hosts Christopher and Eric. The first in one of their “true crime pairings”, this installment of True Crime TV Club serves up DOMINICK DUNNE’S POWER, PRIVILEGE AND JUSTICE, season 1, episode 1, entitled “Phil Spector’. What really happened on that night twenty years ago when a down on her luck actress found herself at the isolated castle of a has-been music producer know for waving guns in the air to get his way? Does the blood splatter tell the truth or is the telling detail far more ordinary? It’s the first episode of Toxic Love Month!
  • Ep 164 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “My Amityville Horror”
    Movin’ On Month continues and in typical, morbid Christopher and Eric fashion your hosts are celebrating with a special edition of True Crime TV Club that focuses on one of the most famous haunted house stories in American history. Who was the biggest victim of the Amityville Horror story? The beleaguered couple who claimed they were run out of their new home by demonic spirits? Or the young children caught in the crossfire of what many believe to be a high flown hoax? Your hosts tackle the unpleasant truths, possible lies and disturbing revelations in the documentary film, MY AMITYVILLE HORROR. And speaking of demons, beleaguered critic-at-large Jordan Ampersand is scheduled to make a visit too with interviews, insights and the results of his “State of the Gay Union” survey.  
  • Ep 162 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Worst Roommate Ever: Call Me Grandma”
    Movin’ On Month continues! Eric Shaw Quinn’s finally getting his own place. To celebrate, we’re bringing you an all new True Crime TV Club that proves it’s always better to live alone. Dorothea Puente seemed like a sweet, charitable old lady who took in boarders out of the kindness of her own heart.  Then came the disappearances. And the strange smells. And the stupefying agents. Christopher and Eric serve up Episode 1 of Season 1 of the Netflix series WORST ROOMMATE EVER entitled “Call Me Grandma.” We’ll pass, madam, but thank you anyway.
  • Ep. 156 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Dead of Winter: Last Christmas”….We Think.
    We’re calling it the train wreck episode, and not just because the crime involved took place next to some railroad tracks. Listen to find out why this became the most chaotic installment of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club to date. Allegedly your hosts serve up an episode of a show called DEAD OF WINTER. Specifically, episode 5 of season 1. We think. We hope. One thing’s for sure, madcap antics ensue. But that’s par for the course at the TDPS Network.
  • Ep. 148 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Menendez Brothers: Misjudged”
    For years now, Eric Shaw Quinn has proclaimed that if Lyle and Erik Menendez had been women, there would be statues of them on the lawn of the Beverly Hills Courthouse. Today, as the Discovery ID documentary MENENDEZ BROTHERS: MISJUDGED makes clear, a growing movement of young people are starting to agree with your host. Do Lyle and Erik Menendez deserve to spend the rest of their life behind bars, or have they been further victimized by a despicably dishonest prosecutor’s office, the questionable decisions of the presiding judge and society’s refusal to accept that sexual abuse of young men is a real and terrible epidemic?
  • Ep. 146 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Killer Bods: Pride & Payback”
    Eric searched the heavens for a True Crime TV Club that could mark the autumnal equinox and somehow we all ended up at a gym in Florida. Find out how we made the strange trip as your hosts serve up episode 2 of season 1 of KILLER BODS, entitled “Pride & Payback”. What turned a gorgeous physical trainer to South Florida’s elite into an agent of death and destruction? Was it oblivious corporate overlords, bad management or what was once an essential ingredient to his brawny success?
  • Ep. 142 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “How The Police Missed The Grindr Killer”
    In the first serving of this all new True Crime Pairing, Christopher and Eric head across the pond and into the twisted mind of one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers, Stephen Port. In “How The Police Missed The Grindr Killer” — the BBC doc is available on You Tube here in the United States — we learn how Port claimed the innocent lives of several young queer men before playing sadistic mind games with their grieving relatives. But would this nightmare have come true for so many if not for the complete incompetence of the local police? Was it homophobia or bigoted stereotyping or just disorganized unprofessional bureaucracy? Find out in this and next week’s episode, when we serve up “The Barking Murders” aka “Four Lives”, a dramatized limited series based on the case.
  • Ep. 140 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “A Crime To Remember: Guess Who?”
    With its period costumes and not-always-terrible reenactors, the Discovery Channel series A CRIME TO REMEMBER is a TDPS favorite, but episode 6 of season 4, entitled “Guess Who?” left Christopher and Eric scratching their heads and checking the rafters. This story of marital murder in 1922 Los Angeles at first seems pretty cut and dried….until you look up. As the twists and turns unfold, Eric focuses his magnifying glass on the most important question of all — how stupid were the cops assigned to this case?
  • Ep. 136 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “20/20: Overboard”
    As summer continues, Christopher and Eric take to the high seas of true crime again. This particular journey leads them to a destination so chilling its details are forever seared in their memories. Tom and Jackie Dawes decided to sell their fifty-foot pleasure cruiser so they could move closer to their new grandson. But after a planned meeting with the boat’s new buyers, the loving husband and wife vanish into the sunset. As they follow the trail to the couple’s last known whereabouts, desperate family members and suspicious investigators uncover a final voyage into the darkest depths of greed and calculated violence, born of a childhood and a marriage made in hell.
  • Ep. 134 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Cruise Ship Killers: James”
    Summer’s upon us and it’s time for Christopher and Eric to set sail on the high seas of murder. Or the more murky waters of mysterious disappearances. Now that Eric has singlehandedly “saved the Peacock”, he’s plumbing the depths of the NBC streaming platform’s true crime offerings and salvaging the most promising pieces of lost cargo. That’s how he found CRUISE SHIP KILLERS,  season 1, episode 25, entitled “James” for our 4th of July edition. Did a night of Independence Day celebration aboard a Puerto Rico-bound mega liner lead to foul play? Or does the family of a vanished passenger need to come to terms with a more tragically accidental, if no less devasating, explanation?
  • Ep. 132 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “World’s Most Evil Killers: Patrick Kearney”
    For their Pride Month episode, Eric was on the hunt for a true crime special that impacted the gay community, but what he turned up was a case with shocking parallels to a gruesome unsolved murder your hosts have been trying to draw attention to for years. In season 5, episode 7 of WORLD’S MOST EVIL KILLERS, entitled Patrick Kearney, a man claims to be solely responsible for the gruesome murder and dismemberment of more than thirty young men over many years. But what about his partner, the man he’s lived with for more than a decade? When warrants are issued for both men, they go on the run together. But when Kearney’s partner isn’t charged and is promptly set free, it raises more questions. One in particular for your hosts. 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.
  • Ep. 130 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Deep Water – The Real Story”
    Christopher and Eric commence their Pride Month observances in an international way with this riveting tale of anti-gay violence, police misconduct and moving family loyalty from Down Under. In “Deep Water – The Real Story”, a rash of suspicious deaths and disappearances of gay men at Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach reveals a dark legacy of violent hatred and a police force even more complicit than first meets the eye. Where the documentary ends, Christopher and Eric bring you the hopeful and encouraging outcome to one of the victim’s stories. #ItsGettingBetter
  • Ep. 128 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Longshot”
    Batter up! At least we think that’s how you say it. Christopher and Eric aren’t the biggest baseball fans, but they thought they should celebrate the season with a serving of #TrueCrimeTVClub that features the all American pastimes of Major League Baseball and… Curb Your Enthusiasm. Yeah, that’s right. In the twisted Netflix docudrama LONGSHOT, it’s time to break out the Cracker Jacks and find out how a Dodgers fan came within striking distance of a massive injustice.
  • Ep. 125 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Evil Kin: Body Farm” 
    As this installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club proves, some mothers are for the birds. Dive into the disturbing real life horror show that inspired next week’s True Crime Movie Time as Christopher and Eric serve up episode 12, season 3 of EVIL KIN, entitled Body Farm. It’s a disturbing exploration of the notorious Wineville Chicken Coop Murders. It’s also the first course in our Mother’s Day true crime pairing that serves up the best and the absolute worst of the maternal among us.
  • Ep. 121 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Redux featuring “Dateline: Dark Valley” vs. “The Perfect Murder: Jump Shot”  
    The mysterious disappearance of handsome Hollywood film executive Gavin Smith gets stranger and stranger… depending on who’s telling the story. In their first ever True Crime TV Club Redux, Christopher and Eric pit two dueling true crime shows– each covering the same crime–against each other to find out which one told the truth and which one stretched the facts to breaking. It’s Episode 47, season 25 of DATELINE, entitled Dark Valley, vs THE PERFECT MURDER, Season 5, Episode 9, a show already guilty of straight-washing the murder of a closeted gay man (See “TDPS Presents Christopher & Eric” Episode 69). May the best true crime story teller win!
  • Ep. 119 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves up “Dateline: Murder in the House of Gucci”
    It’s the first in an Oscar season “true crime pairing” and possibly Christopher and Eric’s most fashionable True Crime TV Club to date! In advance of our discussion of the controversial Lady GaGa film based on the same shocking case, Christopher and Eric serve up DATELINE episode 10, season 30, entitled “Murder In The House of Gucci”. So much more than just the facts, ma’am.
  • Ep. 117 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Dateline: Family Affair”
    Christopher just released SAPPHIRE SUNSET, the first book in his steamy and emotional Sapphire Cove series. Since the novel’s set at a luxury resort, Eric thought that in honor of Christopher’s new work and achievement, this week’s True Crime TV Club should be hospitality-themed, so we bring you DATELINE Season 21, episode 3, entitled “Family Affair”, a tale of murder, brutality and millions among the family behind one of Miami Beach’s most storied hotels – a riveting choice even if there was no hotel in his wonderful new book.
  • Ep. 114 — Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?: Strange Bedfellows & Prayer and Prophet”
    On a special Valentine’s Day edition of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, your hosts serve up philandering politicians, deranged cults and a rousing discussion of the true meaning of the word “filth”. Christopher heads to the Garden State for the unsettling tale of the gay icon gay people didn’t want, serving up Season 2, Episode 9 of STRANGE BEDFELLOWS on Discovery +. Eric takes a dusty and disturbing road trip to the plains of Utah with Season 4, Episode 2 of the same series where a sect of radical Mormons take time from hating on gay people to abuse each other. Sometimeslove means having to say you’re guilty of a crime.   
  • Ep. 108 – 2021 True Crime Countdown
    A former college basketball star turned recovering addict, or a man who claims Bigfoot might be capable of multiple murders? America’s first terrorist airplane bombing, or a savage New York homicide shrouded in a media driven narrative of lies? In their 2021 True Crime Countdown, Christopher and Eric turned to you, our Party People, for your picks for their best true crime episode of the year. They also did some detective work of their own to find out the year’s Top 10 most downloaded episodes. It’s all part of their 2021 year-end wrap up as we ring in the New Year and wring out the old.  
  • Ep. 106 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?”
    She was a poster girl for innocence before she became a tragic headline. In Hollywood, few untimely deaths have left behind more pain and unanswered questions than the sudden loss of Brittany Murphy. Christopher and Eric serve up both parts of the searing HBO Documentary WHAT HAPPENED, BRITTANY MURPHY?  What caused the starlet’s light to fade? At what point do pathological lies become a crime? Will the answers to these questions shed light on the real reason Brittany Murphy was lost too soon? Listen in, and let us know what you decide.
  • Ep. 102 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Crimes That Changed Us: Selena” (Selena, a True Crime Pairing Pt. 1)
    A wildly talented singer and performer and one of the most important figures in the history of Latin American pop culture, Selena Quintanilla’s shocking murder outside of a Texas motel was a defining event of the 1990’s. As they serve up season 1, episode 5 of THE CRIMES THAT CHANGED US, entitled “Selena”, Christopher and Eric navigate the harrowing events of that shocking day in an attempt to untangle the twisted combination of youth, success and toxic fandom that cut short a dazzling career and resulted in a dramatic, high-profile murder trial. It all sets the stage for next week’s episode, part 2 of our Selena Crime Pairing, a True Crime Movie Time episode featuring SELENA, the Jennifer Lopez-film based on the late singer’s life.
  • Ep. 99  – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Southern Gothic: They Call Me Animal”
    In this edition of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club, your hosts serve up a shocking set of murders that destroyed a small town’s innocence. In May 1986, three popular local teenagers from Hawkins, Texas drove out to a nearby lake to spend the day the swimming and sunning — they were never seen alive again. The shocking events that followed included a massive manhunt, a jail break and two different heart stopping stories of survival and fortitude. Christopher was a fan of the atmospheric and stylish execution of episode 1 of season 1 of SOUTHERN GOTHIC, entitled “They Call Me Animal”, but was Eric convinced they included all the relevant facts? Join us for thoughts on the untold story.
  • Ep. 97 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “48 Hours: In The Name Of Hate”
    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 asking us to visit this shocking case for some time, so Christopher and Eric made it the focus of this True Crime TV Club, serving up episode 45 of season 43 of the series 48 HOURS, entitled “In The Name of Hate”. This vicious hate crime seems open and shut. But Christopher and Eric debate whether or not the producers fully illuminated the terrible events that lead to Blaze’s murder, or descended into conspiratorial fearmongering to support their own narrative. In the end, did 48 HOURS focus enough on the real killer? Christopher and Eric have opinions, as always.
  • Ep. 94 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Southern Fried Homicide: Evil Among Us”
    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 what better time to start than hurricane season. So fire up those electric lanterns, get your spare batteries ready and break out the sardines and Vienna sausages, it’s time to discuss season 3, episode 3 of SOUTHERN FRIED HOMICIDE entitled “Evil Among Us”. A fierce hurricane. A mother who suddenly stops answering her daughter’s phone calls. A fiery and disturbing crime scene. Once the hurricane has passed there’s far more devastation left behind than meets the eye of this storm.
  • Ep. 92 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Detectives: My Killer Case – Joanna Dennehy: Serial Killer”
    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 most disturbing cases — the Peterborough ditch murders. In the first episode of the first season of DETECTIVES: MY KILLER CASE, entitled “Joanna Dennehy Serial Killer”, we’re plunged into the madness of the episode’s titular character.  What motivated this killer of uncompromising brutality? Christopher and Eric have strong opinions.
  • Ep. 91 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Woman Who Wasn’t There”
    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’s True Crime TV Club they’re serving up THE WOMAN WHO WASN’T THERE, an arresting documentary about the nature of truth, lies and deceit in the shadow of the fallen World Trade Center towers that is so compelling, Eric makes a special request of you.
  • Ep. 90 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “48 Hours: Home Renovation Homicide”
    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 Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club promises to combine true crime AND home renovation as it attempts to answer that very question. Here, your hosts serve up an episode of 48 HOURS entitled “Home Renovation Homicide”. That’s episode 47 of season 33.  Watch out for the queer little twist in the floorboards underfoot.
  • Ep. 87 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Crimes That Changed Us: Atlanta Olympic Bombing”
    “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 back to summer 1996. The eyes of the world were on Atlanta, Georgia where the Olympics were in full swing. When a set of pipe bombs detonated inside a crowded park, the man who discovered the bomb and rushed others to safety went from hero to zero in no time flat. Who bears the ultimate responsibility for the smearing of Richard Jewell? We’ll have more on this question in our next episode, the second half of our crime pairing, when we bring you a True Crime Movie Time featuring the Clint Eastwood-directed film, RICHARD JEWELL.
  • Ep. 86 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “20/20: Taken”
    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 investigate the complex case at hand. From Season 43, Episode 27 of ABC’s 20/20, entitled “Taken”, we bring you the terrifying and infuriating story of Aaron Quinn and Denise Huskins, a promising young Northern California couple who awake one night to find themselves in the midst of a living nightmare. In an instant, Denise is kidnapped by a band of terrifyingly skillful assailants with a disturbing list of demands. But when Aaron calls the Vallejo Police Department, the real nightmare begins.  
  • Ep. 84 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “A Time To Kill: A Miami Murder Mystery”
    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 criminals who put its reptilian residents to diabolical use, and it’s the destination for Christopher and Eric’s July 4th installment of True Crime TV Club. In A TIME TO KILL, Season 1, Episode 5, entitled “A Miami Murder Mystery”, we meet Henry Diaz, a handsome local businessman with a devoted wife, a perfect family and a secret that draws him into the shadows where the truth can kill.
  • Ep. 83 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Bridegroom”
    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 same. It’s 2011, and the Supreme Court’s landmark gay marriage ruling is still two years away. When tragedy strikes the passionate relationship between Shane Crone and a young singer named Tom Bridegroom it’s hard not to describe everything that follows as a crime. BRIDEGROOM offers up a harrowing tour of what life was like for struggling gay couples before marriage equality became the law of the land, and it’s the perfect Pride Month history lesson and a poignant celebration of the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that led to marriage equality.
  • Ep. 80 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder In Cape Town: Who Killed Bruno Bronn?”
    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, serving up “Murder In Cape Town: Who Killed Bruno Bronn?” from the Real Stories You Tube Channel. When Bruno Bronn was found murdered by his housekeeper in 2012, his friends and co-workers were sent reeling. Meanwhile, the number one suspect strutted through town as if he didn’t have a care in the world, even after he was arrested and charged. The result is a case that still raises questions about how we frame and honor the history of the gay community as well as the true motives and perpetrators of this tragic crime. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 78 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Lady Gucci: The Story Of Patrizia Reggiani”
    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 story hits screens. Patrizia Reggiani married her way into one of Italy’s most prominent fashion families. But did she resort to murder to avoid being banished from the House of Gucci forever? Well, it all depends on who you ask, and Christopher and Eric were left to wonder who curated this cast of characters. We think you’ll agree that these unusual suspects put the cat in catwalk as we serve up, “Lady Gucci: The Story of Patrizia Reggiani”, currently available on Discovery +. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep.  76 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “James Patterson’s Murder Is Forever: Mother Of All Murders”
    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 featuring Hollywood stars. So what does one of the world’s most successful thriller novelists have to say about it? Christopher and Eric serve up an episode of JAMES PATTERSON’S MURDER IS FOREVER entitled “Mother Of All Murders”, Season 1, Episode 2. Will the author narrate? Will there be talking heads galore? Will it be in “reincraptacular”? Our answers might surprise you. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 73 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Was Herbert Mullin Born To Kill?”
    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 Mullin, who beat a path of terror through the backwoods of Northern California in the early 70’s. For the first time, Christopher and Eric head to You Tube for this installment of #TrueCrimeTVClub, serving up an episode from the Real Crime You Tube channel, entitled “Was Herbert Mullin Born To Kill?”. It’s a terrifying and gruesome case which bring us to the sometimes blurry line between true madness and a murderous desire for revenge.   (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 71 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Lake Eerie Murders: Black Sabbath”
    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 church on Holy Saturday is no less disturbing. In THE LAKE EERIE MURDERS, Season 2, Episode 4, entitled “Black Sabbath”, Christopher and Eric go on a Gothic journey into faith, sadism and the dark secrets that can hide behind the holiest walls.  (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 69 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Perfect Murder: Jump Shot”
    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 athlete turned model turned film executive goes missing, the result is a twisted tale of deception and drugs that’s as LA as palm trees and sun. And so is this episode of THE PERFECT MURDER, Season 5, Episode 9,  entitled “Jump Shot”, which sets new a benchmark for reenactments in the true crime TV world. Is it a slam dunk, or just “reincraptacular”? Watch for yourself, or listen to find out if this “Jump Shot” is a hit or a miss. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 67 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “American Experience: Oklahoma City”
    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: OKLAHOMA CITY offer up an origin story for bomber Timothy McVeigh that’s supported by the facts? Christopher & Eric’s #TrueCrimeTVClub tackles the question head on as the destructive consequences of anti-government hysteria and wild conspiracy theories play out in America’s troubled history and continue to make themselves clear in our present day. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 66 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Hate In America: The Klan on Trial”
    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 journalist Tony Harris through an engrossing and impassioned tour of the court cases that formed the Southern Poverty Law Center and their efforts to combat the spread of virulent racism throughout the United States. When a young Alabama Black man is brutally murdered in 1981, the ensuing court cases write the playbook for the organization’s efforts to stop the Klu Klux Klan’s evil before it claims more lives.  (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep.  64 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “20/20: The Dating Game Killer”
    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 you might want to take notes. Or you can just rely on the ones Christopher and Eric have taken for you as they serve up 20/20, Episode 9, Season 43, “The Dating Game Killer”. Join your hosts for a terrifying ride that hops counties, cities and coasts as a handsome psychopath uses the free love movement and the historic crime waves of the 70’s to conceal a massive killing spree, the sheer scope of which has only recently come to light. Meet Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game Killer. The man who got away with murder again and again. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep.  61 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Ice Cold Killers: Hunting Humans”
    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 installment of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, your hosts try something a little different. By serving up ICE COLD KILLERS, Season 1, Episode 1, entitled “Hunting Humans”, they’ll visit the real story behind the feature film they intend to screen in the next episode of the podcast. Alaska in the 1980’s was ripe for a killer who used the state’s combination of brutal wilderness and a thriving sex trade to commit and conceal his heinous crimes. But Christopher and Eric can’t help but wonder if this particular monster could have been stopped earlier. Find out how the documentary version compares to the cinematic one they serve up in their next episode. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep.  59 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “A Crime To Remember: 38 Witnesses” and “People Magazine Investigates: Without A Trace”
    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 of Kitty Genovese, a notorious tale of alleged urban apathy that smeared an entire city. But is anything you’ve heard about it actually true? Eric was stunned by the revelations within A CRIME TO REMEMBER, Season 2, Episode 1, entitled “38 Witnesses”. For Christopher, it’s the disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins from a San Francisco street corner in 1984, as documented in PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, Season 4, Episode 3. It’s a tragically unsolved case, but years later, the person responsible may be within sight. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep.  58 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Homicide For The Holidays: Bloody New Year’s”
    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”. When beloved Cindy Luu is murdered in front of her children on New Year’s Eve, it kicks off a shocking crime wave and the Edmonton Police Service are drawn into a breathless hunt for answers. Is it gang violence, racially motivated hate or a twisted form of revenge? The death toll is staggering before the night is through. Secrets, betrayal and broken families are a recipe for disaster year round. But at the holidays, this toxic brew seems especially combustible. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep.  56 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Homicide For The Holidays: Santa Claus Is Coming To Kill”
    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 TDPS special correspondent Jordan Ampersand, who makes a surprise appearance to smear his own noxious brand of holiday cheer all over this episode. And then, of course, there’s the real-life psychopath in a Santa suit who turns the Christmas holidays into an excuse to terrorize Southern California in this disturbing installment of Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club, which serves up Season 1, Episode 3 of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, entitled “Santa Claus Is Coming To Kill”. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 54 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Death By Gossip: Her Last Christmas”
    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 Season 1 of DEATH BY GOSSIP, entitled “Her Last Christmas”, in which the radio and TV star takes us to Jacksonville, Florida where a Christmas gift from the devil unleashes holy hell during the holiday season. Along the way, we’re introduced to judgy neighbors with better front yards than yours and a swingers club with as many backstabbers as front loaders. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 52 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, A Thanksgiving Double Stuffed Special featuring “Homicide for the Holidays: A Deadly Thanksgiving” & “Murder Comes To Town: Who Killed Thanksgiving?”
    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 not one, but two true crime specials in one. Eric heads to the town of Jupiter, Florida where he serves up a shocking family massacre in  Episode 1 of Season 1 of HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, “A Deadly Thanksgiving”, and Christopher travels to northern Washington State where he serves up a hippie-turned-holy roller’s Thanksgiving torture slaying on Episode 3 of Season 2 of MURDER COMES TO TOWN, “Who Killed Thanksgiving?” Trust us. These families will make you thankful for the one you got. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 50 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “American Experience: The Island Murder”
    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 and don’t find anything close to the tropical escape they’ve been looking for. In the summer of 1931, when an inebriated Navy Officer’s wife decides to walk home alone from a local nightspot, the result is a series of shocking accusations resulting in an abominable lynching, rising geopolitical tensions and the near collapse of Hawaii’s sugar industry. Could marriage counseling have saved the day?  Doubtful. Join Christopher and Eric for a shocking history lesson of justice delayed, denied and lost to history. Evil thy name is Grace. That’s all we’re saying. (You’ll see!) (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 47 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Case That Haunts Me: The Evil Fantasy – Parts 1 and 2”
    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, entitled “The Evil Fantasy, Parts 1 and 2”. Like us, maybe you’ve heard of the notorious Canadian serial killer who hid the body parts of his victims in shockingly idyllic locations. But you might not know the twisted path through the darkest corners of the Internet that lead Toronto police to his door. On the Dark Web, the line between fantasy and criminality can seem razor thin. But in this case, a penchant for gruesome role play leads to a real-life killer whose crimes shocked one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse LGBT communities. (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.)
  • Ep. 46 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Rewind”
    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 the sexual abuse that infected a family for generations and an indictment of how the criminal justice system treated one of its youngest victims. Directed by the man who was subjected to this horror show of physical, emotional and judicial abuse, REWIND uses unflinching interviews with the official and familial witnesses to these crimes as well as an extensive archive of prescient home movies from the director’s childhood. It’s a story of tragedy and incredible bravery, and for your hosts the result is a podcast every bit as emotional as REWIND’s depiction of trauma, hope, activism and change. (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.)
  • Ep. 44 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “A Crime To Remember: Candyland”
    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 just because they wanted to save on rent. (Yeah, sure, dudes.) A more peaceful time when sleeping with your relatives was as simple as having a little cosmetic surgery, and Chevrolets were considered cool. This installment of True Crime TV Club, in which Christopher and Eric serve up Season 2, Episode 3 of A CRIME TO REMEMBER, entitled “Candyland”, offers up more bitter marital acrimony than bonbons, and a murder mystery to choke on. Be warned. The only thing sweet about Candy Mosler — the Houston socialite at the center of this jaw-dropping story — is her name. (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.)
  • Ep. 42 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Young, Hot & Crooked: Killer Looks”
    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” Christopher and Eric have never heard of! It’s an episode packed with True Crime TV Club firsts as Christopher and Eric warily slide their dollar bills into the sweaty G-string of  Season 1, Episode 8 of  YOUNG, HOT & CROOKED entitled, “Killer Looks”. Was John Snavely, a popular porn performer with a gay-for-pay past, responsible for a bloody South Florida crime? What this special doesn’t tell you Christopher & Eric reveal as they strip off the insinuations to expose their own throbbing update on the case. Along the way they offer up a spirited discussion of how the shame and stigma associated with sex work endangers lives. (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.)
  • Ep. 40 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “American Nightmare: Paradise Lost”
    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 salute to hurricane season, Christopher and Eric serve up Season 1, Episode 3 of AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, entitled “Paradise Lost”.  When Mike and Missy MacIvor are found brutally murdered in their new home in the Florida Keys, the blood trails seem to lead to past lovers. And possibly their neighbors. Or maybe drug smugglers? The case drags on for a year and Christopher and Eric have some questions about the stunning recollection that solves it. But perhaps the more important question is, how much is too much real crime scene video? (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.)
  • Ep.  38 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The 1980’s, The Deadliest Decade: Friday the 13th”
    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 Texas town that’s fairly free of chainsaws, but home to one blood-soaked axe murderer. In Season 2, Episode 3 of THE 1980’s, THE DEADLIEST DECADE, entitled “Friday The 13th“, we meet mild mannered married couple Al and Betty Gore. When Betty, a devoted wife and school teacher is found brutally murdered in their suburban home, all roads lead to …the local movie theater? As if. Try Betty’s church group. Can shushing someone have deadly consequences? Not on this podcast, apparently, because there’s no telling your hosts to be quiet about the outrageous defense and impossible-to-believe outcome of this gruesome case. (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.)
  • Ep.  36 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Vanity Fair Confidential: Natalee Holloway, Lost In Paradise”
    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 shrouded in mystery and suspicion. But the Natalee Holloway case took more twists than most. It even made a pit stop for a little retribution. As your hosts serve up Episode 12 from season 3 of VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, find out which central player in this international drama most impressed Eric with her fortitude and smarts, and take solace in the fact that your vacation plans got cancelled this summer. As the Natalee Holloway case proves, sometimes that island paradise is not as tranquil as it looks. (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.)
  • Ep. 34 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “A Crime To Remember: Time Bomb”
    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 visit the series A CRIME TO REMEMBER, Episode 4, Season 1, where they discover that sometimes even the most hideous acts of mass murder are caused by the simplest (and darkest) of human motives. What happened aboard United Airlines Flight 629 changed the aviation industry forever, and its artful depiction here wins the admiration of your opinionated hosts. Christopher and Eric agree. This is definitely a crime to remember. (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.)
  • Ep. 32 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The Case That Haunts Me: Murder ‘Round The Campfire”
    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 Columbia convince Eric to spend more time outside? The answer to only one of these questions is yes. Find out which one when Christopher and Eric’s True Crime TV Club serves up Episode 8, Season 1 of THE CASE THAT HAUNTS ME. Detective Mike Eastham delivers a harrowing re-telling of a disturbing crime that claimed the life of an entire family in the woods outside Kamloops, British Columbia, terrifying all of Canada and leading police on a cross-country hunt for a remorseless killer. (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.)
  • Ep. 30 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The 1990’s, The Deadliest Decade: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    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 wasn’t the worst thing gay people had to worry about. As Christopher and Eric discuss Season 1, Episode 8 of THE 1990’S, THE DEADLIEST DECADE, we meet handsome, beloved Navy radioman Allen Schindler, whose attempts to shield himself from institutionalized, systemic anti-gay harassment result in bloodshed and a mother’s agonizing grief. But sometimes grief turns to activism and activism creates change. As one determined mother pursues justice for her son, we’re reminded of all that’s been accomplished by the LGBT community in the past two decades and how far we still have to go. (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.)
  • Ep. 28 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Dateline: Before Daylight”
    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 & Eric’s True Crime TV Club, Christopher and Eric return to one of their favorite true-crime TV series. DATELINE “Before Daylight”, Season 28, Ep. 27, goes all in on the vicious murder of twenty-three-year-old Missouri college student Jesse Valencia. The crime was swift and brutal, and in the end, a popular young gay man was left to bleed to death on a grassy lawn outside his apartment. Eric and Christopher get passionate as they serve up their competing theories of what really happened to Jesse Valencia during his last terrifying minutes. More importantly, they tackle the case’s enduring question – did justice ensnare the one who was actually guilty, or just the one who had the most to hide? (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.)
  • Ep. 26 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murder In Paradise: French Kiss Of Death”
    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 something, that’s for sure. The rest is a masterclass in poor life choices as your hosts serve up MURDER IN PARADISE: Season 1, Episode 6.  When hedonistic British aristocrat Anthony-Ashley Cooper goes missing from his Cannes hideaway after a brief and fiery marriage to a woman half his age, the lusty lord becomes the epicenter of an international manhunt that turns up four different versions of every story, all of them blood-soaked. The next time Christopher and Eric take a trip to this tawdry part of the true crime world, they’ll be sure to buy travel insurance. (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.)
  • Ep. 24 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Murderers And Their Mothers: Fred and Rose West – The Serial Killer Couple”
    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 the breathtakingly diabolical deeds of British serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. (MURDERERS AND THEIR MOTHERS. Season 1, Ep. 2) There’s evil, and then there’s Fred and Rosemary West evil. How much are their parents to blame for their diabolical deeds? More importantly, how much of their story can Christopher and Eric get through without screaming into their mics or putting their fingers in their ears and humming a happy tune? This edition of Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club really puts your jaded mystery writing, true crime solving hosts to the test. Thankfully, they survive, and so will you. (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.)
  • Ep. 22 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Wives With Knives: Mama’s Little Princess”
    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 their listeners in steaming hot slices. The big day has arrived! Christopher and Eric are finally serving up an episode of the aforementioned crap – I mean, crime-fest, this one entitled “Mama’s Little Princess.” (WIVES WITH KNIVES, Season 3, Ep. 7)  Expecting intrigue among the manner born, your hosts were instead met with something so low class it makes Joe Exotic look like Brooke Astor. But there’s a stunning surprise in store – halfway decent re-enactors! Can it be true? Take a listen to find out. (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.)
  • Ep. 20 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “Passport To Murder: South of the Border Sins”
    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 Discovery ID series “Passport to Murder”, the toxic brew includes a Spring Break vacation into hell and a murder so gruesome they struggle to get through its details. Was it drug fueled insanity or a  deep belief in Satan that drove the perpetrators to commit the barbaric acts visited upon handsome Texas college student Mark Kilroy during the last hours of his life? What was the true nature of the terrible evil that blossomed at an isolated Mexican ranch outside Matamoros? Christopher and Eric try to shine light into the dark corners of this terribly dark tale, finding answers where history and biased media coverage might have fallen short, and raising some serious questions of their own.
  • Ep. 18 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “48 Hours: Finding Yura – Manhunt On The Dark Web”
    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 mastermind. It’s the first time Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club has served up an episode of “48 Hours”, and before they’re through the first course, your hosts find themselves choking on a question too big to swallow in one gulp – just what in God’s name is “the dark web” anyway?  The answers are in short supply, but as always, Christopher and Eric draw their own conclusions about the internet’s capacity for malevolence and lies, and whether or not this episode of true crime television did justice to the case before the cameras.
  • Ep. 16 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime TV Club Serves Up “The 1980’s, The Deadliest Decade: The Cotton Club Murder”
    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 sordid stew of drug-fueled conspiracies and ambitions run amok in 1980’s Hollywood. When wildly successful theater producer Roy Raydin tries to make a name for himself in the City of Angels, he crosses paths with a host of wannabes and couldabeens who lead him to the doorstep of usetabe uber-producer Robert Evans, the man behind such films as “Chinatown” and “The Godfather”.  This episode of “The 1980’s, The Deadliest Decade” follows every grisly, twist and turn on the one-way trip from Tinseltown to the bottom of an isolated Los Angeles canyon. Don’t worry. Christopher and Eric will be sitting right next to you for the whole wild and terrifying ride.

True Crime Special Editions

  • Ep. 155 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty”
    The brutal slaying of a prominent attorney’s wife and son is only the beginning of this dark saga of murder, homophobia and corruption in South Carolina’s Low Country. Your hosts — former southerners themselves — take a deep dive into this swampy, deadly soup by way of the HBO Max documentary series LOW COUNTRY: THE MURDAUGH DYNASTY. By the end, they have a possible theory of the case no one seems to be talking about. Do you agree?
  • Ep. 153 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Sins of Our Mother”
    Where are the children? Some true crime stories reach out from the screen and grab you by the throat from the second you first read the headline. That’s what happened to Christopher and Eric when the tale of one of the most evil mothers in history first started making headlines in 2019. Does the new Netflix series SINS OF OUR MOTHER reveal depths of Lori Vallow’s delusional evil and religious fanaticism that haven’t been reached by previous coverage? Your hosts are determined to find out.
  • Ep. 139 – Why Do We Love True Crime?
    In which your hosts Christopher and Eric get self-reflective about something other than their diet plans. Why do we love true crime stories? What do we gain from studying them and discussing them? We asked you for your thoughts on The Dinner Party Show’s Facebook page. Many of you went deep, some of you went dark, and that’s why you’re our Party People.
  • Ep. 138 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “The Clown & The Candyman”
    Christopher and Eric’s True Crime Special Editions bring you a multi-episode true crime documentary series in one steaming episode of their opinion-packed podcast. This Special Edition is THE CLOWN AND THE CANDYMAN, currently streaming on Discovery Plus. Is it a probing expose of the secret child abuse rings that connected depraved serial killers Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy or a fevered batch of Q Anon level nonsense spiced with doses of nouveau Satanic Panic? One thing’s for sure. Conspiracy or not, these two gruesome serial killings gained national attention and had far reaching consequences. To the many of you who have asked us to cover the John Wayne Gacy case, we hope this satisfies you; Christopher and Eric have no intention of doling out these stomach-churning details again.
  • Ep. 123 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard”
    He’s called Canada’s Jeffrey Epstein. But if you’ve never heard of Peter Nygard, don’t worry, Christopher and Eric hadn’t either until diving headfirst into UNSEAMLY: THE INVESTIGATION OF PETER NYGARD available on Discovery Plus. Listen in as your hosts serve up this stunning and devastating tale of how wealth and celebrity were used to enable a vast network of criminality and abuse. From wintry Winnipeg to the sun drenched Bahamas, this is one of the most epic and disturbing true crime sagas they’ve ever covered.  
  • Ep. 121 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Redux featuring “Dateline: Dark Valley” vs. “The Perfect Murder: Jump Shot”  
    The mysterious disappearance of handsome Hollywood film executive Gavin Smith gets stranger and stranger… depending on who’s telling the story. In their first ever True Crime TV Club Redux, Christopher and Eric pit two dueling true crime shows– each covering the same crime–against each other to find out which one told the truth and which one stretched the facts to breaking. It’s Episode 47, season 25 of DATELINE, entitled Dark Valley, vs THE PERFECT MURDER, Season 5, Episode 9, a show already guilty of straight-washing the murder of a closeted gay man (See “TDPS Presents Christopher & Eric” Episode 69). May the best true crime story teller win!
  • Ep. 116 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Murder on Middle Beach”
    Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition serves up a multi-episode true crime documentary series for you in one episode of our podcast. In this installment, we bring you the HBO series MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH, a sprawling and frustrating tale of suburban privilege and addiction that at times pushes the boundaries of journalistic ethics. When Connecticut housewife and mother Barbara Hamburg is brutally murdered in 2010, police fail to arrest the prime suspect. In the years since, her son employs his dubious and ineffective investigating skills to cast suspicion on an ever-growing list of possible killers, many from his own family.
  • Ep. 108 – 2021 True Crime Countdown
    A former college basketball star turned recovering addict, or a man who claims Bigfoot might be capable of multiple murders? America’s first terrorist airplane bombing, or a savage New York homicide shrouded in a media driven narrative of lies? In their 2021 True Crime Countdown, Christopher and Eric turned to you, our Party People, for your picks for their best true crime episode of the year. They also did some detective work of their own to find out the year’s Top 10 most downloaded episodes. It’s all part of their 2021 year-end wrap up as we ring in the New Year and wring out the old.  
  • Ep. 105 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Curse Of The Chippendales”
    Loins and triceps and murder, oh my! Christopher and Eric bust into the famous Ladies Only club to serve up the super-sized documentary series CURSE OF THE CHIPPENDALES from Discovery Plus. Join us on this pulsing, gyrating journey into the sordid series of crimes that haunted the world’s first successful all-male burlesque show, and hold on to your hats for the sordid tale’s shocking climax. How many more sexual innuendoes can we plow into this synopsis? Not as many as Christopher and Eric make in this episode. We promise.
  • Ep. 79 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Sasquatch”
    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 entire multi-episode series in a single podcast episode. Here, your hosts tackle the Hulu Original series “Sasquatch”, in which an intrepid journalist enters a labyrinth of illegal marijuana growers, racism, memory and myth to determine if a mythological beast was responsible for a brutal triple homicide in 1993. (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)
  • Ep. 70 – Christopher & Eric’s True Crime Special Edition Delivers “Dateline: The Widower”
    #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 take you on a cross-country, generation-hopping saga of murder and deception that asks the question: Is the most dangerous place for a woman on Thomas Randolph’s arm? It’s a tale so complex you might want to take notes. (Christopher didn’t, and he paid the price.) And you thought black widows were the deadliest spiders! (This episode was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, which might explain slight variations in sound quality.)

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