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Episode 84: The Popularity of True Crime with Kate Winkler Dawson

podcast Jan 28, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down with author and podcast host, Kate Winkler Dawson, to discuss the ways in which we talk about and consume true crime. Kate and Sharon ruminate on why the true crime genre is especially appealing to women, and how Kate feels a responsibility to the women in true crime; they are often the victims we leave behind in order to follow the movements of men who make up the majority of the perpetrators and the investigators. Join the conversation to learn more about The Bender Family, Kate’s research process, and what evidence collecting may look like in an all-digital future. Parental discretion advised due to the overall theme of crime and violence.

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About the Guest:

Kate Winkler Dawson is the author of American Sherlock, Death in the Air, and the forthcoming book All That is Wicked. She is the host of the podcasts “Tenfold More Wicked” and “Wicked Words,” as well as a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Catch her new season of Tenfold More Wicked on the Exactly Right Network to hear the story about a Southern girl turned Hollywood chorus girl turned killer with a hammer in 1920s Los Angeles.

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