Why I Can’t Get Enough of This Podcast
Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t get enough of true crime in any form. True crime comics, books, documentaries…. you name it, I love it. There’s something that is just SO fascinating about seeing a sociopath’s motives. There’s something even more fascinating about getting a look into the investigation process. It comes as no shock then that I fell in love with a podcast perfectly named for someone like me – True Crime Obsessed.
True Crime Obsessed is a podcast hosted by Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle. These two hosts bring a ton of charisma from their background in musical theater. Which, side note, is another thing I love. Basically, it was destiny for me to find this. Listening to them talk reminds me of when I recap shows or movies with my closest friends. Episodes are full of creative nicknames, accurate call outs, and the occasional musical theater reference. It takes a very special kind of person to cover such heart-wrenching material and somehow make it hilarious and bearable.
True Crime Obsessed focuses specifically on documentaries. Patrick and Gillian watch a documentary, take notes, then come back and share their thoughts. They avoid focusing on gruesome details and instead focus on the people involved and their own theories. I find this really refreshing compared to other true crime podcasts that tend to rehash entire investigations and focus on the grossest parts of the crime. They do a great job of combining their own summaries with clips from the documentaries they watch, so you can follow along even if you haven’t seen the episode yet. They’re also SO relatable. While listening to them cover something I’ve seen, I often find myself thinking “I know, right?” I find myself relating with Gillian and her spot-on rants the most.
If you like true crime at all, I highly recommend checking out True Crime Obsessed. Some good episodes to start off with are Catfish (the movie, not the show), The Keepers, and Netflix’s Amanda Knox. Episodes usually run about 50 to 60 minutes long and can be found on all the usual podcast apps (including Spotify!). You can also check them out on Twitter at @truecrimeobsess. They are super responsive and love to interact with listeners.