Gen Lib’s Iso Top 5: True Crime Podcasts

- May 11, 2020

Stuck in Iso? Don’t worry! The Generation Liberty Campus Coordinators have you covered! Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be sharing their top tips forgetting through the lockdown. Today we have Neve Staltari from UWA with her Top 5 true cime podcasts.1.) Root of Evil.
This incredibly warped podcast is not for the faint-hearted, and definitely not recommended for those under the age of 18. It’s narrated by the two granddaughters of an infamous surgeon and Hollywood socialite from the 1930s, George Hodel, who was a suspect in the murder of Elisabeth Short, popularly known as “the Black Dahlia.” While this series does delve into a crime that disturbed and gripped the US throughout 1930s, it equally explores the disturbing traits and habits of the Hodel family, exploring surrealism, incest and psychopathy.2.) Up and Vanished.
Despite mysterious threats, narrator Payne Lindsay travels to a small town in the US State of Georgia to explore one of the State’s most baffling cold cases. Lindsay reignites interest in the disappearance of 24 year-old teacher and pageant queen Tara Grinstead. Tara vanished from her home in 2007, leaving her phone, keys and car behind. With little evidence at the scene, the case ran cold for almost 12 years until this podcast inspired the investigation to begin anew.3.) Atlanta Monster
Simply illustrated in the trailer: “Atlanta Georgia, 1979: one by one kids are going missing with no explanation.” The disappearance and murder of multiple children shocked and horrified the Atlanta community and left children unable to stay out after dark or unable to leave their house alone. The disappearances even inspired daily news reminders asking, “it’s 10pm – do you know where your children are?” These disappearances created a palpable air of fear and helplessness like no other, with people questioning who this monster was?4.) LISK (Long Island Serial Killer).
Multiple prostitutes have gone missing without a trace. However, when Shannan Gilbert disappears and the police begin searching for her body, they discover a gruesome trend with an estimate of 16 women having been murdered over 20 years. This Podcast follows these women’s tragic stories, which have also been covered in the famous novel and TV series “Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery.”5.) In the Dark.
This Podcast follows the tragic disappearance of 11-year-old boy Jacob Wetterling, with the disappearance remaining a mystery for almost 27 years. It not only delves into the tragedy of his disappearance but also questions the accountability of authorities involved and the legal systems put in place, inspired by his story.

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