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True crime writers and pop culture podcasters Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie invite special guests to talk about ripped-from-the-headlines episodes of Law & Order, SVU, and Criminal Intent. Tweet to us @lawandorderpod or find us on Facebook

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CI: A sex club, a porno mag, designer purses, blackmail...and murder!

The little black book of a porno mag publisher goes missing after the former centerfold who won it at auction is murdered. Photocopies of the book reveal evidence a US Senate candidate took his ex-wife (Rosanna Arquette) to a sex club, even though she didn't want to go. Goren and Eames discover the blackmailer was the club doorman who's just turned up dead. The detectives learn the ex-wife returned to the club without her husband - got it on with everyone - and is now desperate to keep her daughter from knowing the tawdry truth. Carver falsely charges the politician with murder, all part of an elaborate ruse to elicit a confession from the ex in exchange for destroying the evidence.We're talking about Criminal Intent season 4 episode 14 "Sex Club." Our guest from this February 26, 2020 episode is Katie Mitchell from the Date with Dateline podcast.This episode is inspired by the political sex scandal surrounding Jack and Jeri Ryan. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: A sex club, a porno mag, designer purses, blackmail...and murder!

The little black book of a porno mag publisher goes missing after the former centerfold who won it at auction is murdered. Photocopies of the book reveal evidence a US Senate candidate took his ex-wife (Rosanna Arquette) to a sex club, even though she didn't want to go. Goren and Eames discover the blackmailer was the club doorman who's just turned up dead. The detectives learn the ex-wife returned to the club without her husband - got it on with everyone - and is now desperate to keep her daughter from knowing the tawdry truth. Carver falsely charges the politician with murder, all part of an elaborate ruse to elicit a confession from the ex in exchange for destroying the evidence.We're talking about Criminal Intent season 4 episode 14 "Sex Club." Our guest from this February 26, 2020 episode is Katie Mitchell from the Date with Dateline podcast.This episode is inspired by the political sex scandal surrounding Jack and Jeri Ryan. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:27

12 Jun 24

SVU: Glasgowman demands a sacrifice!

After three girls disappear overnight in a city park, a large man is spotted returning stab victim Zoe from the woods. The child tells Benson her sister, Mia, and her friend, Perry, were kidnapped by the supernatural Glasgowman. They had a map to the creature's mansion they got from Perry's babysitter, a graphic artist. Amaro and Rollins find the missing girls, who say Glasgowman bound and stabbed them. It becomes clear that Perry is delusional, convinced her friends to go into the woods, then tried to make a blood sacrifice to Glasgowman. Mia is released and Perry is sentenced to a psychiatric hospital. Riding the elevator, Carisi spots the two discreetly intertwine their pinkies. The implication: she's faking and it was a set-up from the beginning. We're talking about SVU season 16 episode 6 "Glasgowman's Wrath." Our guest from this September 22, 2021 episode is Ronald Young Jr.This episode is inspired by the Slenderman stabbing case. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Glasgowman demands a sacrifice!

After three girls disappear overnight in a city park, a large man is spotted returning stab victim Zoe from the woods. The child tells Benson her sister, Mia, and her friend, Perry, were kidnapped by the supernatural Glasgowman. They had a map to the creature's mansion they got from Perry's babysitter, a graphic artist. Amaro and Rollins find the missing girls, who say Glasgowman bound and stabbed them. It becomes clear that Perry is delusional, convinced her friends to go into the woods, then tried to make a blood sacrifice to Glasgowman. Mia is released and Perry is sentenced to a psychiatric hospital. Riding the elevator, Carisi spots the two discreetly intertwine their pinkies. The implication: she's faking and it was a set-up from the beginning. We're talking about SVU season 16 episode 6 "Glasgowman's Wrath." Our guest from this September 22, 2021 episode is Ronald Young Jr.This episode is inspired by the Slenderman stabbing case. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

52:34

29 May 24

L&O: He gets stiff making his wife stiff and boning her frozen body

Briscoe and Green investigate a socialite who fell into an insulin-induced coma, even though she’s not diabetic. David Moore says he was helping her commit suicide, but the detectives learn the couple are part of a group who get off on a kink called “necrophilia without tears.” Moore injects his wife with insulin to paralyze her so he can have sex with her frozen body.McCoy and Carmichael charge the husband with attempted murder, but become suspicious of Mrs. Moore’s step-daughter and her doctor (John Slattery). In a plot to take her fortune, they’d been spiking the insulin with another drug to convince her she was dying and should end her own suffering.  We’re talking about Law & Order season 10 episode 23 “Stiff.” Our guest from this May 8, 2019 episode is Dr. Kelly Jones from the Still Pretty and Awegasm podcasts.This episode is inspired by the case of Claus and Sunny von Bülow. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: He gets stiff making his wife stiff and boning her frozen body

Briscoe and Green investigate a socialite who fell into an insulin-induced coma, even though she’s not diabetic. David Moore says he was helping her commit suicide, but the detectives learn the couple are part of a group who get off on a kink called “necrophilia without tears.” Moore injects his wife with insulin to paralyze her so he can have sex with her frozen body.McCoy and Carmichael charge the husband with attempted murder, but become suspicious of Mrs. Moore’s step-daughter and her doctor (John Slattery). In a plot to take her fortune, they’d been spiking the insulin with another drug to convince her she was dying and should end her own suffering.  We’re talking about Law & Order season 10 episode 23 “Stiff.” Our guest from this May 8, 2019 episode is Dr. Kelly Jones from the Still Pretty and Awegasm podcasts.This episode is inspired by the case of Claus and Sunny von Bülow. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:37

15 May 24

SVU: Barba kills a baby and McCoy STILL won't fire him

Lt. Benson and the SVU squad investigate a kidnapping involving the parents of an infant at the heart of a right-to-die case. ADA Barba sympathizes with the mother and does what she's unable to bring herself to do: switch off the baby's life support system. District Attorney Jack McCoy charges him with murder and enlists Barba's replacement, ADA Peter Stone, to prosecute the case. Even though he's acquitted and McCoy seems perfectly fine with letting a baby killer stay on staff, Barba resigns and leaves New York.We’re discussing the heart-tugging, star-packed Special Victims Unit season 19 episode 13 "The Undiscovered Country." Our guest from this March 11, 2020 episode is Gaby Dunn from the "Bad with Money" podcast. This episode is inspired by the 2017 case of Charlie Gard. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Barba kills a baby and McCoy STILL won't fire him

Lt. Benson and the SVU squad investigate a kidnapping involving the parents of an infant at the heart of a right-to-die case. ADA Barba sympathizes with the mother and does what she's unable to bring herself to do: switch off the baby's life support system. District Attorney Jack McCoy charges him with murder and enlists Barba's replacement, ADA Peter Stone, to prosecute the case. Even though he's acquitted and McCoy seems perfectly fine with letting a baby killer stay on staff, Barba resigns and leaves New York.We’re discussing the heart-tugging, star-packed Special Victims Unit season 19 episode 13 "The Undiscovered Country." Our guest from this March 11, 2020 episode is Gaby Dunn from the "Bad with Money" podcast. This episode is inspired by the 2017 case of Charlie Gard. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:43

1 May 24

L&O: First the singing, then the gunfire

Gunshots ring out after someone heckles the singer at mob-friendly Raimondo's restaurant. Briscoe and Green think a Hollywood producer at a different table was simply caught in the crossfire, but Van Buren says the bullet that killed him was from a different gun. The detectives nab a hitman who took advantage of the commotion to take out the producer. He says he was hired by an author who got stiffed on the movie adaptation of his Raimondo's-inspired book. But McCoy and Southerlyn learn it was Raimondo himself who sought revenge on both the writer and the producer for disrespecting his famous restaurant.We're talking about Law & Order season 14 episode 20 "Everybody Loves Raimondo's." Our guest from our April 17, 2017 episode is Chris Greene of RTÉ Two radio in Ireland.This episode is inspired by the real life shooting in Rao's restaurant by Louie "Lump Lump" Barone. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: First the singing, then the gunfire

Gunshots ring out after someone heckles the singer at mob-friendly Raimondo's restaurant. Briscoe and Green think a Hollywood producer at a different table was simply caught in the crossfire, but Van Buren says the bullet that killed him was from a different gun. The detectives nab a hitman who took advantage of the commotion to take out the producer. He says he was hired by an author who got stiffed on the movie adaptation of his Raimondo's-inspired book. But McCoy and Southerlyn learn it was Raimondo himself who sought revenge on both the writer and the producer for disrespecting his famous restaurant.We're talking about Law & Order season 14 episode 20 "Everybody Loves Raimondo's." Our guest from our April 17, 2017 episode is Chris Greene of RTÉ Two radio in Ireland.This episode is inspired by the real life shooting in Rao's restaurant by Louie "Lump Lump" Barone. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:13

17 Apr 24

SVU: Ooops. I slept with my daughter!

Captain Olivia Benson thinks the creepy cleaver-wielding butcher who likes to wear clown masks is behind the disappearance of a teenager. EADA Peter Stone charges him with murder, although her body is never recovered. Detectives Carisi and Rollins discover the girl is alive and well, living in hiding and having a secret affair with her music teacher. But sh*t gets bananas when the mother confronts the couple. She confesses to her own affair with the teacher years earlier which left her pregnant. Although they never knew it, the teacher has been sleeping with his own daughter. We'll never ever get over SVU season 19 episode 17 "Send in the Clowns." Our guest for the April 11, 2018 episode is Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast.This episode is inspired by the case of Steven Walter Pladl. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Ooops. I slept with my daughter!

Captain Olivia Benson thinks the creepy cleaver-wielding butcher who likes to wear clown masks is behind the disappearance of a teenager. EADA Peter Stone charges him with murder, although her body is never recovered. Detectives Carisi and Rollins discover the girl is alive and well, living in hiding and having a secret affair with her music teacher. But sh*t gets bananas when the mother confronts the couple. She confesses to her own affair with the teacher years earlier which left her pregnant. Although they never knew it, the teacher has been sleeping with his own daughter. We'll never ever get over SVU season 19 episode 17 "Send in the Clowns." Our guest for the April 11, 2018 episode is Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast.This episode is inspired by the case of Steven Walter Pladl. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:05

3 Apr 24

L&O: The politician's husband was bludgeoned protecting a trans kid

Cosgrove and Shaw investigate the murder of a right wing congresswoman's husband, a doctor bludgeoned in his home office. The detectives focus on a teenager who'd been secretly visiting the doctor's home. They learn the patient is a trans girl who'd been receiving gender affirming care despite her parents' objections, and Frank and Jalen arrest the dad for murder. His lawyer argues self-defense, and Price and Maroun quarrel about whether the victim should have been treating the 13-year-old without permission. In order to protect the teen from a withering cross-examination, McCoy offers a plea. But the political fallout from the trial might make things less safe for trans kids in the future.We're talking about Law & Order season 22 episode 19 "Private Lives." Our guest is Brady Carlson from the Cool Weird Awesome podcast.This episode takes its inspiration from the attack on the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: The politician's husband was bludgeoned protecting a trans kid

Cosgrove and Shaw investigate the murder of a right wing congresswoman's husband, a doctor bludgeoned in his home office. The detectives focus on a teenager who'd been secretly visiting the doctor's home. They learn the patient is a trans girl who'd been receiving gender affirming care despite her parents' objections, and Frank and Jalen arrest the dad for murder. His lawyer argues self-defense, and Price and Maroun quarrel about whether the victim should have been treating the 13-year-old without permission. In order to protect the teen from a withering cross-examination, McCoy offers a plea. But the political fallout from the trial might make things less safe for trans kids in the future.We're talking about Law & Order season 22 episode 19 "Private Lives." Our guest is Brady Carlson from the Cool Weird Awesome podcast.This episode takes its inspiration from the attack on the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:13

20 Mar 24

SVU: It's not the hot teacher! It's the catfishing wrestling coach!

Nerdy teenager Zach is getting dirty pics and suggestive texts from his English teacher, but vanishes on his way to a secret tryst with her. Benson and Dodds learn Miss Barnap has been giving lessons in lust to some students, but the photos to Zach were actually sent by the school's wrestling coach. The squad later finds the kidnapped boy in the man's remote cabin.  Zach's parents won't let him testify, so Olivia and Mike ask some of the coach's past victims to come forward. But one has a better idea...he gets a videotaped confession from the coach by torturing him to death. Also, Rollins apparently survived childbirth.In our 200th episode, we're talking about Special Victims Unit season 17 episode 10* "Catfishing Teacher." Our special guest is the winner of the "These Are YOUR Stories contest," Jon Gregory.Some inspiration for this episode comes from the life of former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau.*Note, because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 9. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: It's not the hot teacher! It's the catfishing wrestling coach!

Nerdy teenager Zach is getting dirty pics and suggestive texts from his English teacher, but vanishes on his way to a secret tryst with her. Benson and Dodds learn Miss Barnap has been giving lessons in lust to some students, but the photos to Zach were actually sent by the school's wrestling coach. The squad later finds the kidnapped boy in the man's remote cabin.  Zach's parents won't let him testify, so Olivia and Mike ask some of the coach's past victims to come forward. But one has a better idea...he gets a videotaped confession from the coach by torturing him to death. Also, Rollins apparently survived childbirth.In our 200th episode, we're talking about Special Victims Unit season 17 episode 10* "Catfishing Teacher." Our special guest is the winner of the "These Are YOUR Stories contest," Jon Gregory.Some inspiration for this episode comes from the life of former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau.*Note, because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 9. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

53:35

6 Mar 24

SVU: Amaro beats up that creep with the camera

An online sting leads the squad to a photographer (Joshua Malina) who has fantasies about slicing up children. Murphy and Tutuola uncover his torture chamber, but Benson and Rollins can't find any real-life victims. Barba prosecutes him anyway, but the defendant is acquitted. Meantime, while already dealing with family issues, Amaro spots the photographer taking pictures at a playground. Nick beats him to a pulp and is quickly arrested.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 15 episode 23* "Thought Criminal." Our guest is Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast. Inspiration for this story comes from the case of the so-called "Cannibal Cop" Gilberto Valle.*Note, because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 22. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Amaro beats up that creep with the camera

An online sting leads the squad to a photographer (Joshua Malina) who has fantasies about slicing up children. Murphy and Tutuola uncover his torture chamber, but Benson and Rollins can't find any real-life victims. Barba prosecutes him anyway, but the defendant is acquitted. Meantime, while already dealing with family issues, Amaro spots the photographer taking pictures at a playground. Nick beats him to a pulp and is quickly arrested.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 15 episode 23* "Thought Criminal." Our guest is Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast. Inspiration for this story comes from the case of the so-called "Cannibal Cop" Gilberto Valle.*Note, because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 22. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

51:55

21 Feb 24

CI: She's not the killer because she can only poop in her home toilet

When three parents are killed in separate shootings, Goren and Eames learn their three-year-old children had all been accepted to an exclusive day care center. Is someone trying to get their own kid off the waitlist and into the school by picking off the other moms and dads? An overbearing matriarch found with the murder weapon would do anything to get her grandson in, but Goren de-deuces she couldn't do it because she can only poop in her home toilet. It seems the child's belittled mom set up her mother-in-law, and now she's taken school officials hostage at gunpoint.We're talking about Criminal Intent season 7 episode 15 "Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger." Our guest is Chris Farah from the DocuSweeties podcast.Inspiration for this episode comes from the real life case of the Texas cheerleader murder plot. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: She's not the killer because she can only poop in her home toilet

When three parents are killed in separate shootings, Goren and Eames learn their three-year-old children had all been accepted to an exclusive day care center. Is someone trying to get their own kid off the waitlist and into the school by picking off the other moms and dads? An overbearing matriarch found with the murder weapon would do anything to get her grandson in, but Goren de-deuces she couldn't do it because she can only poop in her home toilet. It seems the child's belittled mom set up her mother-in-law, and now she's taken school officials hostage at gunpoint.We're talking about Criminal Intent season 7 episode 15 "Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger." Our guest is Chris Farah from the DocuSweeties podcast.Inspiration for this episode comes from the real life case of the Texas cheerleader murder plot. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:00

7 Feb 24

SVU: Will Arnett is adopting kids for all the wrong reasons

A Guatemalan boy is discovered in a bus luggage compartment. His friend tells Benson and Stabler they were running away from the child molester who adopted them and kept them locked in his apartment for sex. Before they can question Brett Jansen, he's found murdered in his bed. Olivia and Elliot learn Jansen is among those who've been traveling to Central America to bring back boys for their own pleasure. Munch goes undercover to bust the travel agent arranging the trips (Will Arnett). Was Jansen killed to protect the pedophile ring? Or was it because his love for the boys wasn't sweet enough?We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 4 episode 6 "Angels." Our guest is Alexis Linkletter from "Unraveled" and "The First Degree" podcasts.Inspiration for this story comes from the 1999 case of Marvin Hersh. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Will Arnett is adopting kids for all the wrong reasons

A Guatemalan boy is discovered in a bus luggage compartment. His friend tells Benson and Stabler they were running away from the child molester who adopted them and kept them locked in his apartment for sex. Before they can question Brett Jansen, he's found murdered in his bed. Olivia and Elliot learn Jansen is among those who've been traveling to Central America to bring back boys for their own pleasure. Munch goes undercover to bust the travel agent arranging the trips (Will Arnett). Was Jansen killed to protect the pedophile ring? Or was it because his love for the boys wasn't sweet enough?We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 4 episode 6 "Angels." Our guest is Alexis Linkletter from "Unraveled" and "The First Degree" podcasts.Inspiration for this story comes from the 1999 case of Marvin Hersh. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

52:30

24 Jan 24

L&O: They don't believe she's being stalked. Now she's dead.

Briscoe and Curtis look for the stalker who threw Andrea Blake down the stairs. Is it the computer hacker with a taste for opera or the creepy neighbor with the telephoto lens and X-rated website? But inconsistencies in the victim's story lead Lennie and Rey to suspect she faked the attack. Soon after, Andrea is murdered in her apartment.The defense attorney gets the 911 call tossed, saying she already falsely accused the defendant once. To save the case, Briscoe tells McCoy he believed Andrea's story all along, which everyone knows is a lie. Curtis refuses to perjure himself, so McCoy must attack his credibility to get a murder conviction.We're talking about Law & Order season 8 episode 18 "Stalker." Our guest is Jenn Jackson from the We Talk $hit podcast.Plot points for this episode come from the death of Canadian nurse Cindy James. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: They don't believe she's being stalked. Now she's dead.

Briscoe and Curtis look for the stalker who threw Andrea Blake down the stairs. Is it the computer hacker with a taste for opera or the creepy neighbor with the telephoto lens and X-rated website? But inconsistencies in the victim's story lead Lennie and Rey to suspect she faked the attack. Soon after, Andrea is murdered in her apartment.The defense attorney gets the 911 call tossed, saying she already falsely accused the defendant once. To save the case, Briscoe tells McCoy he believed Andrea's story all along, which everyone knows is a lie. Curtis refuses to perjure himself, so McCoy must attack his credibility to get a murder conviction.We're talking about Law & Order season 8 episode 18 "Stalker." Our guest is Jenn Jackson from the We Talk $hit podcast.Plot points for this episode come from the death of Canadian nurse Cindy James. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

51:31

10 Jan 24

SVU: The rapist likes his mommy's boobies

Detectives Churlish and Muncy investigate a rape accusation against the son of a rich, domineering real estate mogul. When Benson goes to arrest Martin Parish, she finds Connie Parish breastfeeding him. Carisi's rape case falls apart when the victim recants, then dies before testifying before the grand jury. The squad learns her cocaine was laced with industrial abrasive, which is also the cause of Martin's failing health. He refuses to testify against his mother, until his long-absent father returns to say he lost the taste for Connie's boobies when he learned she was trying to kill him with the same abrasive. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 24 episode 18 "Bubble Wrap." Our guest is Melody Carlisle from the "Heaving Bosoms" podcast.A few plot points in this episode are inspired by the controversy around actor Armie Hammer. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The rapist likes his mommy's boobies

Detectives Churlish and Muncy investigate a rape accusation against the son of a rich, domineering real estate mogul. When Benson goes to arrest Martin Parish, she finds Connie Parish breastfeeding him. Carisi's rape case falls apart when the victim recants, then dies before testifying before the grand jury. The squad learns her cocaine was laced with industrial abrasive, which is also the cause of Martin's failing health. He refuses to testify against his mother, until his long-absent father returns to say he lost the taste for Connie's boobies when he learned she was trying to kill him with the same abrasive. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 24 episode 18 "Bubble Wrap." Our guest is Melody Carlisle from the "Heaving Bosoms" podcast.A few plot points in this episode are inspired by the controversy around actor Armie Hammer. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:24

27 Dec 23

SVU: An evil children's author leaves Stabler blinded

Benson and Stabler learn the kidnapper and rapist they're looking for is children's book author Saul Picard. When they take him into custody, Picard head butts Elliot into a car window, leaving him temporarily blind. The feds want to bring Picard back to Louisiana where child rape is a capital offense. Huang says the suspect is schizophrenic and belongs in a hospital, not death row.Novak schemes with a defense attorney to keep Picard in NY.  Motivated by personal reasons, Casey's plan to sabotage her own prosecution to save Picard puts her at loggerheads with new District Attorney Jack McCoy and a vengeful Benson, seeking revenge for Stabler's injury. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season nine episode seven "Blinded." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the "Weight for It" podcast.A minor plot point alludes to the life of author Theodor Geisel, aka, Dr. Suess.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: An evil children's author leaves Stabler blinded

Benson and Stabler learn the kidnapper and rapist they're looking for is children's book author Saul Picard. When they take him into custody, Picard head butts Elliot into a car window, leaving him temporarily blind. The feds want to bring Picard back to Louisiana where child rape is a capital offense. Huang says the suspect is schizophrenic and belongs in a hospital, not death row.Novak schemes with a defense attorney to keep Picard in NY.  Motivated by personal reasons, Casey's plan to sabotage her own prosecution to save Picard puts her at loggerheads with new District Attorney Jack McCoy and a vengeful Benson, seeking revenge for Stabler's injury. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season nine episode seven "Blinded." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the "Weight for It" podcast.A minor plot point alludes to the life of author Theodor Geisel, aka, Dr. Suess.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

49:35

13 Dec 23

L&O: Only Briscoe heard the killer's confession...and no one believes him

Lennie Briscoe and his new partner Ed Green investigate a fatal mugging. They can't make an arrest stick to suspect Bobby Sabo, who enjoys taunting Briscoe, but the senior detective says Sabo spontaneously confessed to the crime while they were out of earshot from Green. Van Buren isn't confident the confession happened. Tensions boil over between the detectives as Briscoe feels his trustworthiness and age are questioned. McCoy's case is about to fall apart when the evidence gets thrown out. But Carmichael objects to a deal that might close two cases and reveal the truth about that disputed statement.We're talking about Law & Order season 10 episode 6 "Marathon." Our guest is Mary Payne Gilbert from the Pink Shade podcast.Inspiration for this episode comes from the 1999 murder of Jacqueline Frezza. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Only Briscoe heard the killer's confession...and no one believes him

Lennie Briscoe and his new partner Ed Green investigate a fatal mugging. They can't make an arrest stick to suspect Bobby Sabo, who enjoys taunting Briscoe, but the senior detective says Sabo spontaneously confessed to the crime while they were out of earshot from Green. Van Buren isn't confident the confession happened. Tensions boil over between the detectives as Briscoe feels his trustworthiness and age are questioned. McCoy's case is about to fall apart when the evidence gets thrown out. But Carmichael objects to a deal that might close two cases and reveal the truth about that disputed statement.We're talking about Law & Order season 10 episode 6 "Marathon." Our guest is Mary Payne Gilbert from the Pink Shade podcast.Inspiration for this episode comes from the 1999 murder of Jacqueline Frezza. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:07

29 Nov 23

SVU: The victim is a call girl! And a pole vaulter!

Benson investigates the rape of a housewife spotted jumping between rooftops. Jenna Miller has a big secret: she's been doing sex work. She has an even bigger secret: she's the world record-holding pole vaulter who could lose her endorsements if her double life were exposed. When the defendant's attorney suggests she's losing her good looks, Jenna responds by ripping off her blouse in court. With Barba's case tanking, Carisi and Rollins suspect Jenna's behavior might be the result of an undiagnosed mental illness. Meanwhile, Amanda remains unsettled  after her sister makes parole and moves in with her and Jessie.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 18 episode 4 "Heightened Emotions." Our guest is Wah Lino from the DocuSweeties podcast.This episode is based on the life of former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The victim is a call girl! And a pole vaulter!

Benson investigates the rape of a housewife spotted jumping between rooftops. Jenna Miller has a big secret: she's been doing sex work. She has an even bigger secret: she's the world record-holding pole vaulter who could lose her endorsements if her double life were exposed. When the defendant's attorney suggests she's losing her good looks, Jenna responds by ripping off her blouse in court. With Barba's case tanking, Carisi and Rollins suspect Jenna's behavior might be the result of an undiagnosed mental illness. Meanwhile, Amanda remains unsettled  after her sister makes parole and moves in with her and Jessie.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 18 episode 4 "Heightened Emotions." Our guest is Wah Lino from the DocuSweeties podcast.This episode is based on the life of former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

51:15

15 Nov 23

SVU: The little old lady who owns the slaughterhouse is the killer!

Benson and Stabler look for the killer of Laura Santiago. Their investigation uncovers cock fighting, radical vegan feminists, and hundreds of photos of women's butts. The detectives learn Laura was secretly filming an exposé on conditions in a slaughterhouse. Olivia goes undercover at the meat packing plant to find the missing film, but the left-handed foreman confesses quickly to the right-handed stabbing. Benson and Munch confront the elderly owner of Donna Rosa's Meatballs about whether she'd kill to protect the family recipe. This episode has everything! We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 11 episode 20 "Beef." Our guest is Roberta Blevins from the "Life After MLM" podcast. The story takes cues from the work of muckraker Upton Sinclair.This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience in Dallas, TX. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The little old lady who owns the slaughterhouse is the killer!

Benson and Stabler look for the killer of Laura Santiago. Their investigation uncovers cock fighting, radical vegan feminists, and hundreds of photos of women's butts. The detectives learn Laura was secretly filming an exposé on conditions in a slaughterhouse. Olivia goes undercover at the meat packing plant to find the missing film, but the left-handed foreman confesses quickly to the right-handed stabbing. Benson and Munch confront the elderly owner of Donna Rosa's Meatballs about whether she'd kill to protect the family recipe. This episode has everything! We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 11 episode 20 "Beef." Our guest is Roberta Blevins from the "Life After MLM" podcast. The story takes cues from the work of muckraker Upton Sinclair.This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience in Dallas, TX. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:53

1 Nov 23

L&O: Logan's childhood priest is at it again

When a cop is shot in a park, Logan recognizes him as childhood friend Billy Marino, who'd  been trading phone calls with their old priest, Father Joe Krolinsky. He and Briscoe learn Krolinsky left the priesthood and started a family, but Logan confides in Cragen (now assigned to Anti-corruption) Father Joe molested altar boys and even put the moves on him. The detectives learn Krolinsky gave Billy $50,000 as hush money. With all his sex assaults beyond the statute of limitations, McCoy charges Krolinsky with conspiracy to hide his past crimes. But the former priest has a shocking defense: he said young Billy recruited victims in the neighborhood and the cash was a belated payment for crimes beyond the statute of limitations. Kincaid  notices Krolinsky's wife is skipping the trial - and perhaps she has family secrets to share.We're talking about Law & Order season five episode twenty "Bad Faith." Our guest is Hank Krutulis from the "Procedural Veneration" podcast. The crimes of former priest James Porter serve as the inspiration for this episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Logan's childhood priest is at it again

When a cop is shot in a park, Logan recognizes him as childhood friend Billy Marino, who'd  been trading phone calls with their old priest, Father Joe Krolinsky. He and Briscoe learn Krolinsky left the priesthood and started a family, but Logan confides in Cragen (now assigned to Anti-corruption) Father Joe molested altar boys and even put the moves on him. The detectives learn Krolinsky gave Billy $50,000 as hush money. With all his sex assaults beyond the statute of limitations, McCoy charges Krolinsky with conspiracy to hide his past crimes. But the former priest has a shocking defense: he said young Billy recruited victims in the neighborhood and the cash was a belated payment for crimes beyond the statute of limitations. Kincaid  notices Krolinsky's wife is skipping the trial - and perhaps she has family secrets to share.We're talking about Law & Order season five episode twenty "Bad Faith." Our guest is Hank Krutulis from the "Procedural Veneration" podcast. The crimes of former priest James Porter serve as the inspiration for this episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:27

18 Oct 23

SVU: Diane Neil and her friends rape a male stripper

Olivia and Elliot learn Sydney, a woman who died of accidental autoerotic asphyxiation, was one of three friends who raped a male stripper at a bachelorette party. Stabler is among those who don't believe a woman can rape a man, but Benson and Cabot go after Pam and Amelia (played by Diane Neil).  At trial, the exotic dancer admits he was suing Sydney and she told her friends she was going to settle. The detectives think it's a great motive for murder and reopen the investigation of her death.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season three episode ten "Ridicule." Our guest is Natalie Grillo of the Obsessed Network.Some inspiration for this episode comes from the 1977 “Manacled Mormon” case. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Diane Neil and her friends rape a male stripper

Olivia and Elliot learn Sydney, a woman who died of accidental autoerotic asphyxiation, was one of three friends who raped a male stripper at a bachelorette party. Stabler is among those who don't believe a woman can rape a man, but Benson and Cabot go after Pam and Amelia (played by Diane Neil).  At trial, the exotic dancer admits he was suing Sydney and she told her friends she was going to settle. The detectives think it's a great motive for murder and reopen the investigation of her death.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season three episode ten "Ridicule." Our guest is Natalie Grillo of the Obsessed Network.Some inspiration for this episode comes from the 1977 “Manacled Mormon” case. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:34

4 Oct 23

SVU: Cassidy is accused of rape and Amaro learns he has a son

Before testifying against the pimp who had him shot, a former sex slave says Cassidy raped her when he was undercover.  When Amaro and Munch go to his apartment to question him, they see Olivia exit his bedroom.Though Brian says it's a frame-up, he goes on trial for the assault. His attorney confronts Amaro on the stand with Cynthia Mancheno, the woman he had a relationship with while undercover ten years ago. Nick learns he's the father of her nine-year-old son and Cynthia's boyfriend is using the kid to mule drugs. The squad goes undercover to get the boyfriend off the street and prove Cassidy's innocence.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season fourteen episode seventeen "Undercover Blue." Our returning guest is Nettie Smith from the Oh Hell Yes podcast.Some inspiration for this episode comes from a controversy around undercover officers in Britain's National Public Order Intelligence Unit.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Cassidy is accused of rape and Amaro learns he has a son

Before testifying against the pimp who had him shot, a former sex slave says Cassidy raped her when he was undercover.  When Amaro and Munch go to his apartment to question him, they see Olivia exit his bedroom.Though Brian says it's a frame-up, he goes on trial for the assault. His attorney confronts Amaro on the stand with Cynthia Mancheno, the woman he had a relationship with while undercover ten years ago. Nick learns he's the father of her nine-year-old son and Cynthia's boyfriend is using the kid to mule drugs. The squad goes undercover to get the boyfriend off the street and prove Cassidy's innocence.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season fourteen episode seventeen "Undercover Blue." Our returning guest is Nettie Smith from the Oh Hell Yes podcast.Some inspiration for this episode comes from a controversy around undercover officers in Britain's National Public Order Intelligence Unit.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:13

20 Sep 23

CI: Who cut the wire causing an actor to fall to his death?

The lead actor of the financially-troubled, accident-prone Broadway musical "Icarus" falls to his death after his safety wire is cut. Goren and Eames learn the show's demanding director (Cynthia Nixon) couldn't convince the producer to fire him and wanted his understudy to perform that night for the benefit of a theater critic. When the detectives discover an insurance policy that would cover investors' losses if the lead was killed, they get the show's dramaturg and producer to turn on each other.We're talking about Criminal Intent season 10 episode 7 "Icarus." Our returning guest is Brandi Brown.This episode is inspired by the ill-fated musical "Spider-Man:  Turn Off the Dark." New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: Who cut the wire causing an actor to fall to his death?

The lead actor of the financially-troubled, accident-prone Broadway musical "Icarus" falls to his death after his safety wire is cut. Goren and Eames learn the show's demanding director (Cynthia Nixon) couldn't convince the producer to fire him and wanted his understudy to perform that night for the benefit of a theater critic. When the detectives discover an insurance policy that would cover investors' losses if the lead was killed, they get the show's dramaturg and producer to turn on each other.We're talking about Criminal Intent season 10 episode 7 "Icarus." Our returning guest is Brandi Brown.This episode is inspired by the ill-fated musical "Spider-Man:  Turn Off the Dark." New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:25

6 Sep 23

SVU: Hayden Panettiere dabbles in child porn

Lisa, a teen with a fake ID, is murdered on a rooftop. Benson and Stabler learn she and her friend, Angela (Hayden Panettiere), teased high school students with colored sex bracelets, were big on the apps, gave oral for designer clothes and turned tricks at a fancy hotel. But it didn't stop there for the HIV-infected victim. Lisa also earned money as an underage porn star. Meanwhile, Stabler pressures Kathleen to give up whether her boyfriend pressured her to give it up.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season six episode fifteen "Hooked." Our guest is Michelle Rubenstein from the Total Betty Podcast Network.Plot points for this episode come from the life of actress Traci Lords. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Hayden Panettiere dabbles in child porn

Lisa, a teen with a fake ID, is murdered on a rooftop. Benson and Stabler learn she and her friend, Angela (Hayden Panettiere), teased high school students with colored sex bracelets, were big on the apps, gave oral for designer clothes and turned tricks at a fancy hotel. But it didn't stop there for the HIV-infected victim. Lisa also earned money as an underage porn star. Meanwhile, Stabler pressures Kathleen to give up whether her boyfriend pressured her to give it up.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season six episode fifteen "Hooked." Our guest is Michelle Rubenstein from the Total Betty Podcast Network.Plot points for this episode come from the life of actress Traci Lords. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:07

23 Aug 23

SVU: The serial killer doctor helps catch a serial killing doctor

When a new body washes up on his beach burial ground, imprisoned serial killer Dr. Gregory Yates  points Amanda to a mummified murder victim in a townhouse. He says the culprit is his old friend Carl Rudnick, the deputy chief medical examiner. After Yates's girlfriend tells Benson she has incriminating evidence, Rudnick kills and dismembers her, then flees dressed as a woman.  Rollins and Carisi capture the doctor, who hires both Calhoun and  Buchanan to defend him. Barba fears Rudnick's improbable self-defense claim is working with the jury, but Sonny uncovers video of the suspect saying the wrong things while talking to himself. Meanwhile, Rollins learns she's pregnant. We're talking about the Special Victims Unit two-part season seventeen opener, episode one "Devil's Dissections" and episode two "Criminal Pathology."* Our guest is Lauren van der Meer from the Drinks with Death podcast. Some plot points are taken from the Long Island Serial Killer case.*Note: some streaming services list this as a single episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The serial killer doctor helps catch a serial killing doctor

When a new body washes up on his beach burial ground, imprisoned serial killer Dr. Gregory Yates  points Amanda to a mummified murder victim in a townhouse. He says the culprit is his old friend Carl Rudnick, the deputy chief medical examiner. After Yates's girlfriend tells Benson she has incriminating evidence, Rudnick kills and dismembers her, then flees dressed as a woman.  Rollins and Carisi capture the doctor, who hires both Calhoun and  Buchanan to defend him. Barba fears Rudnick's improbable self-defense claim is working with the jury, but Sonny uncovers video of the suspect saying the wrong things while talking to himself. Meanwhile, Rollins learns she's pregnant. We're talking about the Special Victims Unit two-part season seventeen opener, episode one "Devil's Dissections" and episode two "Criminal Pathology."* Our guest is Lauren van der Meer from the Drinks with Death podcast. Some plot points are taken from the Long Island Serial Killer case.*Note: some streaming services list this as a single episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

49:41

9 Aug 23

L&O: Chevy Chase's antisemitic traffic stop leads to murder!

When washed-up actor Mitch Carroll (Chevy Chase) is pulled over for drunk driving, he goes on an antisemitic tirade, all while covered in blood. Green and Cassady trace his pistol to the murder of the Jewish TV producer he felt ruined his career. But the detectives learn Carroll's son pulled the trigger in his own bigoted rage.McCoy and Rubirosa try to prove the father's hate speech drove his son to murder. When the actor shows he's willing to let his boy take the fall, the teen turns on his dad and tells the truth.We're talking about Law & Order season 17 episode 7 "In Vino Veritas." Our returning guest is BFF Molly McKean.This episode takes cues from the 2006 drunk driving arrest of actor Mel Gibson. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Chevy Chase's antisemitic traffic stop leads to murder!

When washed-up actor Mitch Carroll (Chevy Chase) is pulled over for drunk driving, he goes on an antisemitic tirade, all while covered in blood. Green and Cassady trace his pistol to the murder of the Jewish TV producer he felt ruined his career. But the detectives learn Carroll's son pulled the trigger in his own bigoted rage.McCoy and Rubirosa try to prove the father's hate speech drove his son to murder. When the actor shows he's willing to let his boy take the fall, the teen turns on his dad and tells the truth.We're talking about Law & Order season 17 episode 7 "In Vino Veritas." Our returning guest is BFF Molly McKean.This episode takes cues from the 2006 drunk driving arrest of actor Mel Gibson. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:52

26 Jul 23

SVU: John Stamos gets killed with an explosive knife

An abandoned baby leads Benson and Stabler to a career woman (Lori Singer) who may have received the child in an illegal adoption. But it's the woman's lawyer/fiancé (John Stamos) who draws scrutiny. Ken Turner has fathered more than 40 children, all of them conceived after his condoms suspiciously broke. Olivia accuses him of being a "reproductive abuser," tricking women into having his babies. Though Turner's done nothing illegal, the squad calls in an expert to build a case against him. But police find Turner's body blown up from the inside out. The killer says she didn't know the special scuba diving knife she stabbed him with was filled with compressed CO2.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 12 episode 22 "Bang." Our guest is Gillian Pensavalle from the True Crime Obsessed podcast. This episode is based on a clinical study into "reproductive coercion" and the story of British baby daddy Keith Macdonald.Note: this episode was originally released June 7, 2017. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: John Stamos gets killed with an explosive knife

An abandoned baby leads Benson and Stabler to a career woman (Lori Singer) who may have received the child in an illegal adoption. But it's the woman's lawyer/fiancé (John Stamos) who draws scrutiny. Ken Turner has fathered more than 40 children, all of them conceived after his condoms suspiciously broke. Olivia accuses him of being a "reproductive abuser," tricking women into having his babies. Though Turner's done nothing illegal, the squad calls in an expert to build a case against him. But police find Turner's body blown up from the inside out. The killer says she didn't know the special scuba diving knife she stabbed him with was filled with compressed CO2.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 12 episode 22 "Bang." Our guest is Gillian Pensavalle from the True Crime Obsessed podcast. This episode is based on a clinical study into "reproductive coercion" and the story of British baby daddy Keith Macdonald.Note: this episode was originally released June 7, 2017. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:37

12 Jul 23

SVU: Sharon Stone hands a hostage taker her dead son

When a child is snatched, Benson and Stabler find evidence his mother, Dr. Sophie Gerard (Isabelle Huppert), was planning to sneak him overseas. But the hunt for the hired kidnapper leaves the boy dead in a watery car crash. Sophie cannot accept her son is dead, so Olivia and ADA Jo Marlowe (Sharon Stone) bring her to the morgue to see for herself. After a scuffle with the boy's father, Sophie steals an officer's gun, shoots Warner, and takes the rest hostage. While Elliot sneaks through an air duct, he learns the father masterminded the kidnapping. Before the mother can exact her revenge, Marlowe pretends the dead child is still alive and carries him over to Sophie.We're talking about the head-scratching Special Victims Unit season 11 episode 24 "Shattered." Our returning guest is Erika Villalba from the "That Aged Well" podcast.Some plot points for this episode come from the international child abduction case of Sean Goldman.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Sharon Stone hands a hostage taker her dead son

When a child is snatched, Benson and Stabler find evidence his mother, Dr. Sophie Gerard (Isabelle Huppert), was planning to sneak him overseas. But the hunt for the hired kidnapper leaves the boy dead in a watery car crash. Sophie cannot accept her son is dead, so Olivia and ADA Jo Marlowe (Sharon Stone) bring her to the morgue to see for herself. After a scuffle with the boy's father, Sophie steals an officer's gun, shoots Warner, and takes the rest hostage. While Elliot sneaks through an air duct, he learns the father masterminded the kidnapping. Before the mother can exact her revenge, Marlowe pretends the dead child is still alive and carries him over to Sophie.We're talking about the head-scratching Special Victims Unit season 11 episode 24 "Shattered." Our returning guest is Erika Villalba from the "That Aged Well" podcast.Some plot points for this episode come from the international child abduction case of Sean Goldman.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:11

28 Jun 23

SVU: Her daddy's the daddy, so she threw the baby in the trash

When a newborn baby is discovered in a garbage pile, Benson and Stabler trace the child to a college student who denies it's hers. Later, she says she was a victim of rape and didn't know she was pregnant until she went into labor. Cragen learns this wasn't the first time the woman gave birth and threw the child away. Meanwhile, Warner discovers the baby's father is his own grandfather, a politician who says he's in a consensual sexual relationship with his adult daughter. Novak can't get a conviction, but the mother reveals incriminating details about the previous child she disposed of.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 7 episode 14 "Taboo." Our guest is Simone Paget from the "We're Never Doing This Again" podcast.Plot points for this episode were inspired by the 1997 case of the so-called Prom Mom, Melissa Drexler. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Her daddy's the daddy, so she threw the baby in the trash

When a newborn baby is discovered in a garbage pile, Benson and Stabler trace the child to a college student who denies it's hers. Later, she says she was a victim of rape and didn't know she was pregnant until she went into labor. Cragen learns this wasn't the first time the woman gave birth and threw the child away. Meanwhile, Warner discovers the baby's father is his own grandfather, a politician who says he's in a consensual sexual relationship with his adult daughter. Novak can't get a conviction, but the mother reveals incriminating details about the previous child she disposed of.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 7 episode 14 "Taboo." Our guest is Simone Paget from the "We're Never Doing This Again" podcast.Plot points for this episode were inspired by the 1997 case of the so-called Prom Mom, Melissa Drexler. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:28

14 Jun 23

CI: A diaper-wearing astronaut drives to NY to kill her romantic rival

When an astronaut is murdered in her hotel room, Goren and Eames investigate shuttle commander Luke Nelson (Tate Donovan) with whom she had an affair. They turn their attention to another astronaut who had feelings for Nelson. They discover she drove to New York wearing adult diapers to kill her rival and return to Maryland to cover her tracks. The detectives conclude she was driven to violence by the commander's wife (Amy Ryan) who spiked the murderer's skin lotion with steroids to eliminate both women.We're talking about Criminal Intent season six episode nineteen "Rocket Man." Our returning guest is Katie from A Date with Dateline podcast.This episode is inspired by Commander Lisa Nowak and the so-called astronaut love triangle. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: A diaper-wearing astronaut drives to NY to kill her romantic rival

When an astronaut is murdered in her hotel room, Goren and Eames investigate shuttle commander Luke Nelson (Tate Donovan) with whom she had an affair. They turn their attention to another astronaut who had feelings for Nelson. They discover she drove to New York wearing adult diapers to kill her rival and return to Maryland to cover her tracks. The detectives conclude she was driven to violence by the commander's wife (Amy Ryan) who spiked the murderer's skin lotion with steroids to eliminate both women.We're talking about Criminal Intent season six episode nineteen "Rocket Man." Our returning guest is Katie from A Date with Dateline podcast.This episode is inspired by Commander Lisa Nowak and the so-called astronaut love triangle. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:38

31 May 23

SVU: The internet picks sides in a celebrity abuse case

The squad tries to help Kelsey, a famous singer who's in a violent relationship with her equally-famous boyfriend, Austin. When dueling accusations of assault are traded by the celebrities, Austin's fans turn hostile to the victim. It's up to Carisi to convince the jury who to believe in a high profile case of he said/she said. Meanwhile, Rollins struggles with her emotions after being shot in the line of duty.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 24 episode 3 "Mirror Effect." Our guest is Wendy from the Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The internet picks sides in a celebrity abuse case

The squad tries to help Kelsey, a famous singer who's in a violent relationship with her equally-famous boyfriend, Austin. When dueling accusations of assault are traded by the celebrities, Austin's fans turn hostile to the victim. It's up to Carisi to convince the jury who to believe in a high profile case of he said/she said. Meanwhile, Rollins struggles with her emotions after being shot in the line of duty.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 24 episode 3 "Mirror Effect." Our guest is Wendy from the Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:04

17 May 23

L&O: He goes free for killing a cop but is charged with killing the cop killer

An armed robbery leaves an off-duty cop dead and the two gunmen flee by hijacking a town car. When Briscoe and Curtis find one of them, the robber offers Ross a deal: in exchange for a light sentence he'll tell them where to find the kidnapped driver. Over the cops' objections, McCoy agrees to the bargain, but they learn too late the driver was already dead when the suspect offered it.When the other robber turns up dead, Jack shocks Lenny and Rey when he decides to honor the crooked deal. He lets the first guy go for killing a cop so he can charge him with killing the other cop killer. But the entire thing could fall apart if Briscoe and Curtis don't lie on the stand and say they didn't tell McCoy the cause of the accomplice's death was murder.We're talking about the award-winning episode of Law & Order season seven episode nineteen "Double Down." Our returning guest is Brady Carlson from the "Cool Weird Awesome" podcast.The landmark case of Brady v Maryland serves as a plot point to this episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: He goes free for killing a cop but is charged with killing the cop killer

An armed robbery leaves an off-duty cop dead and the two gunmen flee by hijacking a town car. When Briscoe and Curtis find one of them, the robber offers Ross a deal: in exchange for a light sentence he'll tell them where to find the kidnapped driver. Over the cops' objections, McCoy agrees to the bargain, but they learn too late the driver was already dead when the suspect offered it.When the other robber turns up dead, Jack shocks Lenny and Rey when he decides to honor the crooked deal. He lets the first guy go for killing a cop so he can charge him with killing the other cop killer. But the entire thing could fall apart if Briscoe and Curtis don't lie on the stand and say they didn't tell McCoy the cause of the accomplice's death was murder.We're talking about the award-winning episode of Law & Order season seven episode nineteen "Double Down." Our returning guest is Brady Carlson from the "Cool Weird Awesome" podcast.The landmark case of Brady v Maryland serves as a plot point to this episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:00

3 May 23

SVU: Who's the perv cutting off women's legs?

SVU searches for a woman abducted in a taxi cab. The victim's left leg is discovered in a canal, having been amputated while she was still alive. Benson and Amaro suspect a connection to a sex worker who said a john paid $25,000 to cut off her leg. The victim's obsession with body modification lead Fin and Rollins to a woman with a peg leg who gives pointy ear surgery to people out of a box truck. But the medical paper trail points to a psychiatrist who developed a strange fetish after his mother became an amputee. We're talking about one of the weirdest SVUs ever. It's Special Victims Unit season 13 episode 22 "Strange Beauty." Our returning guest is Ronald Young Jr from the "Leaving the Theater" podcast.This episode takes some cues from the real life story of Doctor John Ronald Brown. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Who's the perv cutting off women's legs?

SVU searches for a woman abducted in a taxi cab. The victim's left leg is discovered in a canal, having been amputated while she was still alive. Benson and Amaro suspect a connection to a sex worker who said a john paid $25,000 to cut off her leg. The victim's obsession with body modification lead Fin and Rollins to a woman with a peg leg who gives pointy ear surgery to people out of a box truck. But the medical paper trail points to a psychiatrist who developed a strange fetish after his mother became an amputee. We're talking about one of the weirdest SVUs ever. It's Special Victims Unit season 13 episode 22 "Strange Beauty." Our returning guest is Ronald Young Jr from the "Leaving the Theater" podcast.This episode takes some cues from the real life story of Doctor John Ronald Brown. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

52:02

19 Apr 23

SVU: Munch is haunted by a child abuse case

Benson and Stabler investigate a case of prolonged child abuse that's left a girl in a coma. The suspects include the victim's ex-con father, business executive stepfather, douchebag stepbrother, and an avuncular foreign diplomat. Munch tells Fin he isn't convinced they've arrested the right person. He gently elicits a confession from the girl's mother, herself a victim of childhood abuse. Later, a tearful Munch tells Olivia the victim reminded him of an abused girl he wished he could have saved when he was a teenager.We salute a fine performance by Richard Belzer in Special Victims Unit season 2 episode 4 "Legacy." Our guest is Bob Ruff from the "Truth and Justice" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Elisa Izquierdo. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Munch is haunted by a child abuse case

Benson and Stabler investigate a case of prolonged child abuse that's left a girl in a coma. The suspects include the victim's ex-con father, business executive stepfather, douchebag stepbrother, and an avuncular foreign diplomat. Munch tells Fin he isn't convinced they've arrested the right person. He gently elicits a confession from the girl's mother, herself a victim of childhood abuse. Later, a tearful Munch tells Olivia the victim reminded him of an abused girl he wished he could have saved when he was a teenager.We salute a fine performance by Richard Belzer in Special Victims Unit season 2 episode 4 "Legacy." Our guest is Bob Ruff from the "Truth and Justice" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Elisa Izquierdo. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:39

5 Apr 23

SVU: Did Snoop Dogg assault a pop star during a diss war?

Pop singer Dallas is found beaten in her home while her rap star husband Snake is on stage. As a child, Snake's family took Fin into their home after Mrs. Tutuola  was murdered.  Carisi and Rollins learn a rival rapper (played by Snoop Dogg) threatened the couple on his latest single. The trail eventually leads Benson to a music fan, but Fin figures out the attack was not about obsession...it was about revenge.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 20 episode 22 "Diss." Our guest is Gianmarco Soresi of "The Downside" podcast.Certain plot points were taken from the October 2016 robbery of Kim Kardashian. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Did Snoop Dogg assault a pop star during a diss war?

Pop singer Dallas is found beaten in her home while her rap star husband Snake is on stage. As a child, Snake's family took Fin into their home after Mrs. Tutuola  was murdered.  Carisi and Rollins learn a rival rapper (played by Snoop Dogg) threatened the couple on his latest single. The trail eventually leads Benson to a music fan, but Fin figures out the attack was not about obsession...it was about revenge.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 20 episode 22 "Diss." Our guest is Gianmarco Soresi of "The Downside" podcast.Certain plot points were taken from the October 2016 robbery of Kim Kardashian. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:04

22 Mar 23

L&O: They'd kill to get their kids into a $20k kindergarten

The admissions director at an elite kindergarten is murdered. Briscoe and Green learn she wanted to admit a gifted Black girl, but the headmaster overruled the decision  and gave the slot to the son of a pornographer. Southerlyn discovers the pornographer scratched the back of a cement supplier who scratched the back of a real estate developer who got the headmaster an expensive apartment. McCoy tells the jury the admissions director was about to expose the arrangement when she was killed.We're talking about Law & Order season 13 episode 20 "Kid Pro Quo." Our guest is Joshua Unruh from the "In the Gutter" podcast.This episode is inspired by the controversy around business tycoon Sandy Weill and the 92nd St Y. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: They'd kill to get their kids into a $20k kindergarten

The admissions director at an elite kindergarten is murdered. Briscoe and Green learn she wanted to admit a gifted Black girl, but the headmaster overruled the decision  and gave the slot to the son of a pornographer. Southerlyn discovers the pornographer scratched the back of a cement supplier who scratched the back of a real estate developer who got the headmaster an expensive apartment. McCoy tells the jury the admissions director was about to expose the arrangement when she was killed.We're talking about Law & Order season 13 episode 20 "Kid Pro Quo." Our guest is Joshua Unruh from the "In the Gutter" podcast.This episode is inspired by the controversy around business tycoon Sandy Weill and the 92nd St Y. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:28

8 Mar 23

Remembering Richard Belzer

To mark the passing of actor Richard Belzer, we revisit our discussion of the actor from an October 2017 episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

Remembering Richard Belzer

To mark the passing of actor Richard Belzer, we revisit our discussion of the actor from an October 2017 episode. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

08:06

27 Feb 23

SVU: The mean girls take out one of their own

Benson and Stabler investigate the brutal murder of a teen found in a car trunk. The detectives learn the victim was a popular girl who was bullying a classmate, but suspicion soon turns to her clique of friends. The motive is jealousy over a boy, and the other mean girls turn on the queen bee who put them up to the killing. While Novak gets justice in the courtroom, the bullied student gets instant justice in the classroom.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 5 episode 17 "Mean." Our returning guest is Sonia Sells. This episode is inspired by the brutal 1992 murder of twelve-year-old Shanda Sharer.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The mean girls take out one of their own

Benson and Stabler investigate the brutal murder of a teen found in a car trunk. The detectives learn the victim was a popular girl who was bullying a classmate, but suspicion soon turns to her clique of friends. The motive is jealousy over a boy, and the other mean girls turn on the queen bee who put them up to the killing. While Novak gets justice in the courtroom, the bullied student gets instant justice in the classroom.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 5 episode 17 "Mean." Our returning guest is Sonia Sells. This episode is inspired by the brutal 1992 murder of twelve-year-old Shanda Sharer.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:08

22 Feb 23

SVU: Gambling addiction made him kill his best friend

A Hudson University student who'd been making money selling term papers is found dead. Elliot and Fin trace Caroline's diamond ring to a football player who lost it to her in a poker game. They learn she was a high-rolling card shark, and her lifelong friend and poker-cheating partner Adam admits to strangling Caroline for running up a huge debt.Seeing a bit of himself in Adam, Stabler feels sympathy for the killer. The defense says his gambling addiction was to blame, but Novak discovers his motivation was the money needed to keep his rich girlfriend from dumping him.We're taking you to school for Special Victims Unit season 7 episode 17 "Class." Our guest is Lani Diane Rich from the "How Story Works" podcast. This episode takes some cues from the cheating scandal around Walmart heiress Elizabeth Paige Laurie. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Gambling addiction made him kill his best friend

A Hudson University student who'd been making money selling term papers is found dead. Elliot and Fin trace Caroline's diamond ring to a football player who lost it to her in a poker game. They learn she was a high-rolling card shark, and her lifelong friend and poker-cheating partner Adam admits to strangling Caroline for running up a huge debt.Seeing a bit of himself in Adam, Stabler feels sympathy for the killer. The defense says his gambling addiction was to blame, but Novak discovers his motivation was the money needed to keep his rich girlfriend from dumping him.We're taking you to school for Special Victims Unit season 7 episode 17 "Class." Our guest is Lani Diane Rich from the "How Story Works" podcast. This episode takes some cues from the cheating scandal around Walmart heiress Elizabeth Paige Laurie. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:03

8 Feb 23

L&O: Amy Ryan gets her revenge

Fontana and Green look into the murder of a mob accountant. When his widow (Amy Ryan) messes up on the witness stand, the burglar who killed him is acquitted. Later the victim's best friend, a former cop, shoots him. McCoy and Borgia aren't buying his claim it was self-defense. He threatens to lie on the stand about planting evidence in past murder cases, jeopardizing dozens of convictions. To get a guilty verdict, Jack grants the widow immunity to testify...when she discloses the revenge killing was her plan all along.We're talking about Law & Order season 16 episode 12 "Family Friend." Our guest is Shadow and Bone and Hell Bent author Leigh Bardugo.This episode takes cues from the evidence planting scandal for New York State Police Troop C. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Amy Ryan gets her revenge

Fontana and Green look into the murder of a mob accountant. When his widow (Amy Ryan) messes up on the witness stand, the burglar who killed him is acquitted. Later the victim's best friend, a former cop, shoots him. McCoy and Borgia aren't buying his claim it was self-defense. He threatens to lie on the stand about planting evidence in past murder cases, jeopardizing dozens of convictions. To get a guilty verdict, Jack grants the widow immunity to testify...when she discloses the revenge killing was her plan all along.We're talking about Law & Order season 16 episode 12 "Family Friend." Our guest is Shadow and Bone and Hell Bent author Leigh Bardugo.This episode takes cues from the evidence planting scandal for New York State Police Troop C. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:58

25 Jan 23

SVU: Chad Lowe sleeps with his mom, Margot Kidder

The rape and murder of an office worker leads Benson and Stabler to a former company security guard (Chad Lowe) who's eager to get into the police academy. With advice from newly-arrived Dr. George Huang, Elliot channels his misogyny to learn more about the suspect's relationship with the victim. Meanwhile, Olivia discovers he likes two things: pricking women's butts with hatpins and sleeping with his mother (Margot Kidder). We're talking about the creeptastic Special Victims Unit season 2 episode 20 "Pique." Our guest is Sarah D. Bunting from the Extra Hot Great podcast.This episode takes some cues from the 1990 crime spree by a suspect dubbed "the Dart Man." New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Chad Lowe sleeps with his mom, Margot Kidder

The rape and murder of an office worker leads Benson and Stabler to a former company security guard (Chad Lowe) who's eager to get into the police academy. With advice from newly-arrived Dr. George Huang, Elliot channels his misogyny to learn more about the suspect's relationship with the victim. Meanwhile, Olivia discovers he likes two things: pricking women's butts with hatpins and sleeping with his mother (Margot Kidder). We're talking about the creeptastic Special Victims Unit season 2 episode 20 "Pique." Our guest is Sarah D. Bunting from the Extra Hot Great podcast.This episode takes some cues from the 1990 crime spree by a suspect dubbed "the Dart Man." New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:24

11 Jan 23

L&O: Larry Miller kills his wife...again!

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the killing of a Central Park jogger. Her husband is the sleazy Michael Dobson (played with relish by Larry Miller), a club owner who tricked McCoy into dropping charges of murdering his first wife in an earlier episode. The hit man has connections to Dobson...but also to the mobster who Dobson owes money to. Is he guilty or not? McCoy and Kincaid fear he'll skate again for killing wife number two...until they unravel the mystery with the woman in line to be wife number three.We're talking about Law & Order season 6 episode 15 "Encore." Our guest is author and Emmy winner Edward Zuckerman, who also wrote this classic mothership episode.Plot points for this episode come from the murder of Maria Isabel Monteiro Alves.Check out Edward's new book, Wealth Management, a novel. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Larry Miller kills his wife...again!

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the killing of a Central Park jogger. Her husband is the sleazy Michael Dobson (played with relish by Larry Miller), a club owner who tricked McCoy into dropping charges of murdering his first wife in an earlier episode. The hit man has connections to Dobson...but also to the mobster who Dobson owes money to. Is he guilty or not? McCoy and Kincaid fear he'll skate again for killing wife number two...until they unravel the mystery with the woman in line to be wife number three.We're talking about Law & Order season 6 episode 15 "Encore." Our guest is author and Emmy winner Edward Zuckerman, who also wrote this classic mothership episode.Plot points for this episode come from the murder of Maria Isabel Monteiro Alves.Check out Edward's new book, Wealth Management, a novel. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

43:05

28 Dec 22

SVU: Benson gets Mike Tyson off death row

After a janitor (Peter Scanavino) assaults a coach he thought was molesting boys, Benson and Amaro look into the perpetrator's own abuse as a child at summer camp. They learn several of Coach Schultz's (Ed Asner) campers are now violent criminals, including death row inmate Reggie Rhodes (Mike Tyson). Olivia tries to get Reggie to disclose his abuse so they can build a case against Schultz. Meanwhile, civil rights attorney Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher) uncovers misconduct that might get Reggie a stay of execution.An all-star cast populates Special Victims Unit season 14 episode 13 "Monster's Legacy." Our guest is Karyn Cooper from the Chick-Lit podcast.This episode takes some plot points from the case of Mark Valera.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Benson gets Mike Tyson off death row

After a janitor (Peter Scanavino) assaults a coach he thought was molesting boys, Benson and Amaro look into the perpetrator's own abuse as a child at summer camp. They learn several of Coach Schultz's (Ed Asner) campers are now violent criminals, including death row inmate Reggie Rhodes (Mike Tyson). Olivia tries to get Reggie to disclose his abuse so they can build a case against Schultz. Meanwhile, civil rights attorney Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher) uncovers misconduct that might get Reggie a stay of execution.An all-star cast populates Special Victims Unit season 14 episode 13 "Monster's Legacy." Our guest is Karyn Cooper from the Chick-Lit podcast.This episode takes some plot points from the case of Mark Valera.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

51:25

14 Dec 22

SVU: Embryos are the specialest victims of them all

Benson and Stabler look for whomever broke into the Hudson cryobank and stole a tank of frozen embryos. As the clock ticks down on how long until the fertilized eggs perish, Olivia's biological clock is ticking even louder. The religious zealot behind the plot takes his case to the press at New York's most dangerous location: the courthouse steps.We're revisiting one of our favorite episodes: SVU season 9 episode 14 "Inconceivable." Our guests are Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy from the "Civics 101" podcast. The story takes cues from the real-life case of Ashley X. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord, NH.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Embryos are the specialest victims of them all

Benson and Stabler look for whomever broke into the Hudson cryobank and stole a tank of frozen embryos. As the clock ticks down on how long until the fertilized eggs perish, Olivia's biological clock is ticking even louder. The religious zealot behind the plot takes his case to the press at New York's most dangerous location: the courthouse steps.We're revisiting one of our favorite episodes: SVU season 9 episode 14 "Inconceivable." Our guests are Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy from the "Civics 101" podcast. The story takes cues from the real-life case of Ashley X. This show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord, NH.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

57:23

30 Nov 22

L&O: Dad kills the coach with a hockey stick

A youth hockey coach is found beaten to death. Briscoe and Green question a player who'd complained about not getting enough time on the ice, but discover it was his hot-headed father who delivered the fatal blows. McCoy and Carmichael seek a conviction, but the defense is claiming insanity. They say it's "sports rage."We're talking about Law & Order season 11 episode 8 "Thin Ice." Our returning guest is Mark Blankenship from the "Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs" podcast.This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Michael Costin. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Dad kills the coach with a hockey stick

A youth hockey coach is found beaten to death. Briscoe and Green question a player who'd complained about not getting enough time on the ice, but discover it was his hot-headed father who delivered the fatal blows. McCoy and Carmichael seek a conviction, but the defense is claiming insanity. They say it's "sports rage."We're talking about Law & Order season 11 episode 8 "Thin Ice." Our returning guest is Mark Blankenship from the "Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs" podcast.This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Michael Costin. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:44

16 Nov 22

SVU: Did Liv coerce Tom Sizemore's confession?

Picking up a storyline from season 14, Lewis Hodda (again played by Tom Sizemore) recants his previous confessions to kidnapping and murdering boys. Barba's circumstantial case is hurt by accusations Lieutenant Benson coerced the confession, by a creepy auxiliary cop's obsession with the case, by Dr. Huang's testimony for the defense, and by Detective Carisi sitting second chair in court. Meantime, maternity staff rush to save Rollins's life because of complications during labor.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 17 episode 9* "Depravity Standard." Our guest is Kimberly from "A Date with Dateline" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real life story of Etan Pates.*Note: Because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 8. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Did Liv coerce Tom Sizemore's confession?

Picking up a storyline from season 14, Lewis Hodda (again played by Tom Sizemore) recants his previous confessions to kidnapping and murdering boys. Barba's circumstantial case is hurt by accusations Lieutenant Benson coerced the confession, by a creepy auxiliary cop's obsession with the case, by Dr. Huang's testimony for the defense, and by Detective Carisi sitting second chair in court. Meantime, maternity staff rush to save Rollins's life because of complications during labor.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 17 episode 9* "Depravity Standard." Our guest is Kimberly from "A Date with Dateline" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real life story of Etan Pates.*Note: Because of a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 8. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

50:19

2 Nov 22

SVU: Cool mom gives girls booze and sleeps with the boys

A teen dies from drinking too much at a party.  High school tutor Becca lead Benson and Stabler to the cool kids who threw the bash and who can't follow Judge Donnelly's orders to stop drinking. The detectives discover Becca's mom is sleeping with one of the boys and suspect she's been supplying the booze. Can Novak use Becca's secret drinking problem to get mom to confess? Meantime, Elliot solves all of Kathleen's problems by burning her drivers license. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 8 episode 18 "Responsible." Our guest is Rebekah Sebastian from the "Die-alogue" podcast.  This episode takes some plot points from the case of Debra Lafave. This show was recorded in front of a live audience in Columbus, Ohio.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Cool mom gives girls booze and sleeps with the boys

A teen dies from drinking too much at a party.  High school tutor Becca lead Benson and Stabler to the cool kids who threw the bash and who can't follow Judge Donnelly's orders to stop drinking. The detectives discover Becca's mom is sleeping with one of the boys and suspect she's been supplying the booze. Can Novak use Becca's secret drinking problem to get mom to confess? Meantime, Elliot solves all of Kathleen's problems by burning her drivers license. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 8 episode 18 "Responsible." Our guest is Rebekah Sebastian from the "Die-alogue" podcast.  This episode takes some plot points from the case of Debra Lafave. This show was recorded in front of a live audience in Columbus, Ohio.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

43:50

19 Oct 22

L&O: A murder over missing pants leads to poisoned toothpaste

Green and Lupo investigate the murder of a lawyer whose opponent was suing a dry cleaner for $20 million for giving him the wrong pants. The other trousers belong to a SavingsMart executive who'll do anything to hide his office affair and save his job.  Van Buren's old boss, now SavingsMart's head of security, lies on the stand to sabotage the murder case. Why? Cutter and Rubirosa learn the suspect is blackmailing the company over their purchase of Chinese toothpaste filled with deadly antifreeze.  We're talking about original recipe Law & Order season 18 episode 4 "Bottomless." Our guest is popculture.com writer Daniel S. Levine.This episode takes cues from the 2007 lawsuit of Pearson v. Chung. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: A murder over missing pants leads to poisoned toothpaste

Green and Lupo investigate the murder of a lawyer whose opponent was suing a dry cleaner for $20 million for giving him the wrong pants. The other trousers belong to a SavingsMart executive who'll do anything to hide his office affair and save his job.  Van Buren's old boss, now SavingsMart's head of security, lies on the stand to sabotage the murder case. Why? Cutter and Rubirosa learn the suspect is blackmailing the company over their purchase of Chinese toothpaste filled with deadly antifreeze.  We're talking about original recipe Law & Order season 18 episode 4 "Bottomless." Our guest is popculture.com writer Daniel S. Levine.This episode takes cues from the 2007 lawsuit of Pearson v. Chung. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

41:52

5 Oct 22

SVU: Sharon Lawrence lets Stabler look up her skirt

A homicidal rapist is shot in self-defense by a prostitute (Sharon Lawrence). Munch and Fin learn the gun was used in connection with a string of unsolved murders of johns. When Stabler tries to interrogate her, the woman climbs on the table and gives him a peek up her dress. Cabot fights with Lewin to seek the death penalty, but Benson uncovers a secret about her child that forces the defendant to rethink her position.We're getting an eyeful of Special Victims Unit season 4 episode 1 "Chameleon." Our special guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the Leaving the Theater podcast.This episode is inspired by the story of Aileen Wournos. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Sharon Lawrence lets Stabler look up her skirt

A homicidal rapist is shot in self-defense by a prostitute (Sharon Lawrence). Munch and Fin learn the gun was used in connection with a string of unsolved murders of johns. When Stabler tries to interrogate her, the woman climbs on the table and gives him a peek up her dress. Cabot fights with Lewin to seek the death penalty, but Benson uncovers a secret about her child that forces the defendant to rethink her position.We're getting an eyeful of Special Victims Unit season 4 episode 1 "Chameleon." Our special guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the Leaving the Theater podcast.This episode is inspired by the story of Aileen Wournos. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:21

21 Sep 22

CI: A church poisoning, a boat sinking, teen orgies and a face slap

Goren and Bishop search for clues after someone poisons churchgoers on a secluded island.  They believe it's connected to the fatal drowning caused by a sabotaged rowboat and a gonorrhea outbreak from teen sex parties. The detectives home in on the reverend's charming nephew and a group of impressionable girls. During interrogation, Goren gets in the teen's face...and he gets in Goren's.We're talking about Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 3 episode 8 "Sound Bodies." Our guest is Katie Mitchell from the podcast A Date with Dateline.This episode is inspired by the 2003 case of poisoning at a church in New Sweden, Maine. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: A church poisoning, a boat sinking, teen orgies and a face slap

Goren and Bishop search for clues after someone poisons churchgoers on a secluded island.  They believe it's connected to the fatal drowning caused by a sabotaged rowboat and a gonorrhea outbreak from teen sex parties. The detectives home in on the reverend's charming nephew and a group of impressionable girls. During interrogation, Goren gets in the teen's face...and he gets in Goren's.We're talking about Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 3 episode 8 "Sound Bodies." Our guest is Katie Mitchell from the podcast A Date with Dateline.This episode is inspired by the 2003 case of poisoning at a church in New Sweden, Maine. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:36

7 Sep 22

SVU: Barba returns and declares his unconditional love

A domestic violence victim keeps letting her abuser back into her life, until she stabs him to death. Even though he's still on the outs with Benson, Barba agrees to defend the woman. After the trial, the two have a frank conversation about Olivia's feelings for Stabler and Barba's feelings for her.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 23 episode 22 "A Final Call at Forlini's Bar." Our guest is Princess Weekes from PBS's "It's Lit" and the Netflix "Geeked" podcasts.Some plot points for this episode were taken from the 2010 case of Marissa Alexander.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Barba returns and declares his unconditional love

A domestic violence victim keeps letting her abuser back into her life, until she stabs him to death. Even though he's still on the outs with Benson, Barba agrees to defend the woman. After the trial, the two have a frank conversation about Olivia's feelings for Stabler and Barba's feelings for her.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 23 episode 22 "A Final Call at Forlini's Bar." Our guest is Princess Weekes from PBS's "It's Lit" and the Netflix "Geeked" podcasts.Some plot points for this episode were taken from the 2010 case of Marissa Alexander.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:21

24 Aug 22

SVU: Carisi's niece lies about rape, then gets raped

After a Hudson classmate is suspended for raping his niece, Carisi wants to arrest him. When the case fizzles, Mia admits to her uncle she lied about not giving consent. Later the boy she accused actually rapes her. At trial, it comes out Carisi urged Mia to stay quiet about the first rape to win a conviction for the second one. It's up to new ADA Peter Stone to draw a confession out of the defendant on the stand. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 19 episode 15 "In Loco Parentis." Our guest is Sarah Carradine from the Crime Seen podcast.This episode is inspired by the ripped from the headlines case of Nikki Yovino. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Carisi's niece lies about rape, then gets raped

After a Hudson classmate is suspended for raping his niece, Carisi wants to arrest him. When the case fizzles, Mia admits to her uncle she lied about not giving consent. Later the boy she accused actually rapes her. At trial, it comes out Carisi urged Mia to stay quiet about the first rape to win a conviction for the second one. It's up to new ADA Peter Stone to draw a confession out of the defendant on the stand. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 19 episode 15 "In Loco Parentis." Our guest is Sarah Carradine from the Crime Seen podcast.This episode is inspired by the ripped from the headlines case of Nikki Yovino. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:54

10 Aug 22

L&O: McCoy charges the gun manufacturer with murder

Lenny Briscoe and his new partner Ed Green look for a mass shooter who killed 15 women in Central Park. They discover the suspect is a misogynist who easily modified his weapon to make it an automatic machine gun. McCoy and Carmichael learn the firearm's selling point was its ease of illegal modification. Jack charges the CEO with murder, but his least favorite judge is ready to throw out the case.We're talking about Law & Order season 10 episode 1 "Gunshow." Our guest is Margo Donohue from "Book vs Movie" and the "Dorking Out" podcast.This episode is inspired by the 1989 mass shooting at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Note: this episode deals with a fictional mass shooting of college students. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: McCoy charges the gun manufacturer with murder

Lenny Briscoe and his new partner Ed Green look for a mass shooter who killed 15 women in Central Park. They discover the suspect is a misogynist who easily modified his weapon to make it an automatic machine gun. McCoy and Carmichael learn the firearm's selling point was its ease of illegal modification. Jack charges the CEO with murder, but his least favorite judge is ready to throw out the case.We're talking about Law & Order season 10 episode 1 "Gunshow." Our guest is Margo Donohue from "Book vs Movie" and the "Dorking Out" podcast.This episode is inspired by the 1989 mass shooting at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Note: this episode deals with a fictional mass shooting of college students. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:44

27 Jul 22

SVU: Did the FBI profiler kill the serial killer?

Benson and Lake are joined by a young FBI profiler as they hunt for a sadistic serial killer named The Woodsman.  Huang suspects something's wrong with the case. Things take a turn when The Woodsman ends up dead - and the profiler appears to have sent the email telling cops where to find his body.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 9 episode 12 "Signature." Our guest is Sarah Snyder from the "Adulting with ADHD" podcast. Plot points for this episode come from the case of Todd Alan Reed, also known as The Forest Park Killer. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Did the FBI profiler kill the serial killer?

Benson and Lake are joined by a young FBI profiler as they hunt for a sadistic serial killer named The Woodsman.  Huang suspects something's wrong with the case. Things take a turn when The Woodsman ends up dead - and the profiler appears to have sent the email telling cops where to find his body.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 9 episode 12 "Signature." Our guest is Sarah Snyder from the "Adulting with ADHD" podcast. Plot points for this episode come from the case of Todd Alan Reed, also known as The Forest Park Killer. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

43:33

13 Jul 22

SVU: Is a celebrity couple filming themselves raping women?

A woman says she was drugged, filmed, and raped by a celebrity plastic surgeon and his girlfriend. But the couple - and the many other women with which they made sex tapes - say the sex was consensual.  Fin and Carisi find an encrypted video that links the doctor to a missing girl, a skeleton in a wall, and a tearful reunion for a father and daughter.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 20 episode 11 "Plastic." Our guest is Josh Duggan from the Munch my Benson podcast. This episode is based on the case of Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Is a celebrity couple filming themselves raping women?

A woman says she was drugged, filmed, and raped by a celebrity plastic surgeon and his girlfriend. But the couple - and the many other women with which they made sex tapes - say the sex was consensual.  Fin and Carisi find an encrypted video that links the doctor to a missing girl, a skeleton in a wall, and a tearful reunion for a father and daughter.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 20 episode 11 "Plastic." Our guest is Josh Duggan from the Munch my Benson podcast. This episode is based on the case of Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:31

29 Jun 22

L&O: A dog ripped a lady apart!

Briscoe and Green investigate a fatal dog attack in Central Park. They trace the killer canine to a dog fighting ring controlled by a prison inmate. McCoy and Southerlyn bring manslaughter charges against the convict's lawyer, who owned the dog. McCoy tries to convince the jury by showing them the murder weapon: the snarling, barking pit bull.We're talking about Law & Order season 12 episode 1 "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Our returning guest is comedian Brandi Brown.This episode is inspired by the 2001 death of Diane Whipple.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: A dog ripped a lady apart!

Briscoe and Green investigate a fatal dog attack in Central Park. They trace the killer canine to a dog fighting ring controlled by a prison inmate. McCoy and Southerlyn bring manslaughter charges against the convict's lawyer, who owned the dog. McCoy tries to convince the jury by showing them the murder weapon: the snarling, barking pit bull.We're talking about Law & Order season 12 episode 1 "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Our returning guest is comedian Brandi Brown.This episode is inspired by the 2001 death of Diane Whipple.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

43:13

15 Jun 22

SVU: Did the creepy billionaire also molest the girl being poisoned by her grandmother?

A boy says a rich toy store owner molested him during a children's party and paid his parents hush money. Novak is thwarted when the victim recants and leaves town. Then a woman tells Benson and Stabler her dying granddaughter was also molested by the billionaire. Her story falls apart when it's learned the girl doesn't  have cancer; she's being poisoned by her grandmother who suffers from Munchausen syndrome. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 5 episode 19 "Sick." Our guest is Adam Schwitters from the "Munch my Benson" podcast.Some plot points of this episode come from the story of Beth Thomas.    New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Did the creepy billionaire also molest the girl being poisoned by her grandmother?

A boy says a rich toy store owner molested him during a children's party and paid his parents hush money. Novak is thwarted when the victim recants and leaves town. Then a woman tells Benson and Stabler her dying granddaughter was also molested by the billionaire. Her story falls apart when it's learned the girl doesn't  have cancer; she's being poisoned by her grandmother who suffers from Munchausen syndrome. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 5 episode 19 "Sick." Our guest is Adam Schwitters from the "Munch my Benson" podcast.Some plot points of this episode come from the story of Beth Thomas.    New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:51

1 Jun 22

LA: Is Khloé Kardashian a murder suspect?

Hollywood stylist Lily Walker is gunned down at a stop sign. LAPD Detectives Ricky Morales and TJ Jaruszalski question those who had a beef with her...including Khloé Kardashian. As they prosecute designer Jill Jennings - a former friend who slept with her husband - prosecutors Joe Dekker and NYC-transplant Connie Rubirosa learn her beef with Lily goes further back than anyone suspected. We're talking about Dick Wolf's failed attempt to transplant the show to the west coast. We're looking at Law & Order: LA season 1 episode 12 "Benedict Canyon." We're joined by five-time guest Sarah D. Bunting.This episode takes cues from the story of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

LA: Is Khloé Kardashian a murder suspect?

Hollywood stylist Lily Walker is gunned down at a stop sign. LAPD Detectives Ricky Morales and TJ Jaruszalski question those who had a beef with her...including Khloé Kardashian. As they prosecute designer Jill Jennings - a former friend who slept with her husband - prosecutors Joe Dekker and NYC-transplant Connie Rubirosa learn her beef with Lily goes further back than anyone suspected. We're talking about Dick Wolf's failed attempt to transplant the show to the west coast. We're looking at Law & Order: LA season 1 episode 12 "Benedict Canyon." We're joined by five-time guest Sarah D. Bunting.This episode takes cues from the story of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:01

18 May 22

SVU: Jeremy Irons thinks the piano teacher's the killer

The body of a girl is found in a suitcase along with a doll. Despite statistics to the contrary, sex therapist-turned-consultant Cap Jackson (played by Jeremy Irons) thinks the killer is a woman. After getting a confession from the child's piano teacher, Benson and Stabler learn shocking details about her mother and sister. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 12 episode 20 "Totem." Our returning guest is Irish broadcaster Chris Greene.Plot points for this episode are taken from the 2009 murder of Sandra Cantu. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Jeremy Irons thinks the piano teacher's the killer

The body of a girl is found in a suitcase along with a doll. Despite statistics to the contrary, sex therapist-turned-consultant Cap Jackson (played by Jeremy Irons) thinks the killer is a woman. After getting a confession from the child's piano teacher, Benson and Stabler learn shocking details about her mother and sister. We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 12 episode 20 "Totem." Our returning guest is Irish broadcaster Chris Greene.Plot points for this episode are taken from the 2009 murder of Sandra Cantu. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:52

4 May 22

SVU: Is that girl on the phone in trouble or a hoax?

Benson takes a 911 call from a little girl locked in a room without food or water. The squad is frantically searching the city, but the cell signal keeps changing locations and some details the girl provides don't add up. Cragen worries the call is a hoax, but Olivia believes it's real and won't quit until the girl is rescued. We're talking about Mariska Hargitay's Emmy-winning performance in the highest ranked episode in the Law & Order franchise: SVU season 7 episode 3 "911."  Our guest is Sarah Devin from the Special Survivors Unit podcast.This episode takes some cues from the controversy around a fake 911 call made to New Jersey police in 2004.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Is that girl on the phone in trouble or a hoax?

Benson takes a 911 call from a little girl locked in a room without food or water. The squad is frantically searching the city, but the cell signal keeps changing locations and some details the girl provides don't add up. Cragen worries the call is a hoax, but Olivia believes it's real and won't quit until the girl is rescued. We're talking about Mariska Hargitay's Emmy-winning performance in the highest ranked episode in the Law & Order franchise: SVU season 7 episode 3 "911."  Our guest is Sarah Devin from the Special Survivors Unit podcast.This episode takes some cues from the controversy around a fake 911 call made to New Jersey police in 2004.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:35

20 Apr 22

L&O: Is their white murder suspect secretly Black?

A white socialite had given up her Black baby for adoption before being thrown from her balcony. Briscoe and Curtis learn her husband has been passing as white for years. Is he - or someone else - willing to kill to keep the family secret? We have thoughts about Law & Order season 8 episode 7 "Blood." Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning author/podcaster/professor Marcia Chatelain.This episode takes cues from the real-life story of author Anatole Broyard. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Is their white murder suspect secretly Black?

A white socialite had given up her Black baby for adoption before being thrown from her balcony. Briscoe and Curtis learn her husband has been passing as white for years. Is he - or someone else - willing to kill to keep the family secret? We have thoughts about Law & Order season 8 episode 7 "Blood." Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning author/podcaster/professor Marcia Chatelain.This episode takes cues from the real-life story of author Anatole Broyard. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

49:58

6 Apr 22

SVU: A reporter goes TOO hard on the mom of a missing baby

After her baby is kidnapped, Stabler and Cragen wonder if the mom is responsible. When a reporter accuses her on television of murder, the mother kills herself. The baby turns up unharmed and DNA leads to a biological father with a violent past. Their efforts to protect the child get Stabler and Novak sued, so they get Judge Donnelly to represent them in court.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 8 episode 15 "Haystack." Our guest is Nettie Smith from Oh Hell Yes: A Girlfriends Podcast.This episode is inspired by the real-life story of Melinda Duckett. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: A reporter goes TOO hard on the mom of a missing baby

After her baby is kidnapped, Stabler and Cragen wonder if the mom is responsible. When a reporter accuses her on television of murder, the mother kills herself. The baby turns up unharmed and DNA leads to a biological father with a violent past. Their efforts to protect the child get Stabler and Novak sued, so they get Judge Donnelly to represent them in court.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 8 episode 15 "Haystack." Our guest is Nettie Smith from Oh Hell Yes: A Girlfriends Podcast.This episode is inspired by the real-life story of Melinda Duckett. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

41:38

23 Mar 22

LAW & ORDER RETURNS! A celebrity serial rapist is killed by his victim

The mothership is back!A singer who drugged and raped dozens of women is murdered. Detective Kevin Bernard and his hot-headed new partner Frank Cosgrove trace the crime back to a rape victim. Uneasy with the ethics of Cosgrove’s interrogation, prosecutor Nolan Price tells DA Jack McCoy he won’t use the confession. The trial ensnares a familiar face: ADA Jamie Ross.  We’re talking about the first new Law & Order episode since 2010: season 21 episode 1 “The Right Thing.” Our guest is Brady Carlson from the Cool Weird Awesome podcast.This episode is based on the legal turns in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

LAW & ORDER RETURNS! A celebrity serial rapist is killed by his victim

The mothership is back!A singer who drugged and raped dozens of women is murdered. Detective Kevin Bernard and his hot-headed new partner Frank Cosgrove trace the crime back to a rape victim. Uneasy with the ethics of Cosgrove’s interrogation, prosecutor Nolan Price tells DA Jack McCoy he won’t use the confession. The trial ensnares a familiar face: ADA Jamie Ross.  We’re talking about the first new Law & Order episode since 2010: season 21 episode 1 “The Right Thing.” Our guest is Brady Carlson from the Cool Weird Awesome podcast.This episode is based on the legal turns in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:01

2 Mar 22

SVU: A second grader shoots a classmate

A seven-year-old boy shoots a classmate during recess. Benson and Stabler learn the gun was used in a previous homicide. The detectives hope solving the first shooting will answer questions about the second one. Meanwhile, Cabot doesn't want to prosecute a second grader for murder, but her politically-ambitious boss orders her to throw the book at him. We're talking about SVU season 2 episode 5 "Baby Killer." Our guest is Lauren van der Meer from the "Drinks with Death" podcast.This episode is based on the real-life story of Kayla Rolland. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: A second grader shoots a classmate

A seven-year-old boy shoots a classmate during recess. Benson and Stabler learn the gun was used in a previous homicide. The detectives hope solving the first shooting will answer questions about the second one. Meanwhile, Cabot doesn't want to prosecute a second grader for murder, but her politically-ambitious boss orders her to throw the book at him. We're talking about SVU season 2 episode 5 "Baby Killer." Our guest is Lauren van der Meer from the "Drinks with Death" podcast.This episode is based on the real-life story of Kayla Rolland. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:43

23 Feb 22

L&O: You can't claim double jeopardy if you bribed the judge

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a magazine publisher. A lawsuit over a bad review has placed his rich family in financial peril. His brother is charged, but when the judge dismisses the case, Schiff becomes suspicious of his old friend. Now McCoy and Kincaid have to prove the judge was bribed and find a way to get around double jeopardy and retry the killer.We're talking about Law & Order season 6 episode 4 "Jeopardy." Our guest is Sarah Marshall from the "You're Wrong About" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real life case of Harry “The Hook” Aleman. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: You can't claim double jeopardy if you bribed the judge

Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a magazine publisher. A lawsuit over a bad review has placed his rich family in financial peril. His brother is charged, but when the judge dismisses the case, Schiff becomes suspicious of his old friend. Now McCoy and Kincaid have to prove the judge was bribed and find a way to get around double jeopardy and retry the killer.We're talking about Law & Order season 6 episode 4 "Jeopardy." Our guest is Sarah Marshall from the "You're Wrong About" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real life case of Harry “The Hook” Aleman. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:19

9 Feb 22

SVU: Benson and Stabler choose each other over the job

The squad is looking for a man who murdered a whole family and kidnapped two children. When Stabler has a chance to rescue the boy, he instead rushes to help a wounded Benson - a choice that costs the child his life. Later, during an armed standoff, Olivia refuses to shoot their suspect because it may endanger Elliot. Realizing they are choosing each other over doing the job, the partners split up.We're looking at Special Victims Unit season 7 episode 19 Fault. Our guest is Anita Flores from the "Caretalkers" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Joseph Edward Duncan. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Benson and Stabler choose each other over the job

The squad is looking for a man who murdered a whole family and kidnapped two children. When Stabler has a chance to rescue the boy, he instead rushes to help a wounded Benson - a choice that costs the child his life. Later, during an armed standoff, Olivia refuses to shoot their suspect because it may endanger Elliot. Realizing they are choosing each other over doing the job, the partners split up.We're looking at Special Victims Unit season 7 episode 19 Fault. Our guest is Anita Flores from the "Caretalkers" podcast.This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Joseph Edward Duncan. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

43:47

26 Jan 22

CI: The wrong Hamilton is killed in a duel

A sniper takes out a man reenacting the Hamilton-Burr duel. Goren and Eames learn the men had switched costumes right before the shooting. Was the target actually the cheating, embezzling real estate developer who's dragging down his wife's political career? We're talking about Criminal Intent season 6 episode 13 "Albatross." Our guest is Katie Mitchell from the "Date with Dateline" podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life scandals of Fox News commentator Jeanine Pirro and her husband, Albert.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: The wrong Hamilton is killed in a duel

A sniper takes out a man reenacting the Hamilton-Burr duel. Goren and Eames learn the men had switched costumes right before the shooting. Was the target actually the cheating, embezzling real estate developer who's dragging down his wife's political career? We're talking about Criminal Intent season 6 episode 13 "Albatross." Our guest is Katie Mitchell from the "Date with Dateline" podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life scandals of Fox News commentator Jeanine Pirro and her husband, Albert.  New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:58

12 Jan 22

SVU: Cops stick a plunger where the sun don't shine

A prisoner bleeds out after being sodomized while in custody. The cop who arrested him quickly confesses to the assault, but Benson and Fin suspect he's covering for other officers who might have held the victim down during the attack.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 4 episode 13 "Rotten." Our special guest is Teddy Lavoie.Plot points for this episode were inspired by the 1997 police brutality case against Abner Louima. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Cops stick a plunger where the sun don't shine

A prisoner bleeds out after being sodomized while in custody. The cop who arrested him quickly confesses to the assault, but Benson and Fin suspect he's covering for other officers who might have held the victim down during the attack.We're talking about Special Victims Unit season 4 episode 13 "Rotten." Our special guest is Teddy Lavoie.Plot points for this episode were inspired by the 1997 police brutality case against Abner Louima. New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

38:41

29 Dec 21

SVU: Lewis breaks out of prison and comes for Liv!

Madman William Lewis escapes from a prison hospital and goes on a rape and murder spree. But what he really wants is Benson to confess to brutally beating him before she arrested him. As SVU combs the city for Lewis, Liv agrees to go with him for one final confrontation and a game of Russian roulette. We're looking at the classic SVU season 15 episode 20* "Beast's Obsession." Our guest is Kimberly from the "Date with Dateline" podcast. This episode takes cues from the real life story of Gillian Guess. Note: Because of a two-part season 15 opener, some streaming services list this as episode 19.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Lewis breaks out of prison and comes for Liv!

Madman William Lewis escapes from a prison hospital and goes on a rape and murder spree. But what he really wants is Benson to confess to brutally beating him before she arrested him. As SVU combs the city for Lewis, Liv agrees to go with him for one final confrontation and a game of Russian roulette. We're looking at the classic SVU season 15 episode 20* "Beast's Obsession." Our guest is Kimberly from the "Date with Dateline" podcast. This episode takes cues from the real life story of Gillian Guess. Note: Because of a two-part season 15 opener, some streaming services list this as episode 19.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:19

15 Dec 21

L&O: Nazis threaten Judge Candice Bergen

A member of a powerful racist prison gang is found murdered hours after his release. Fontana and Green arrest a guard whom the inmate had targeted. Now members of The Brotherhood are hoping the guard will end up on their side of the bars...and they aren't above threatening a judge (played by Candice Bergen) to make sure he's convicted. We're talking about Law & Order season 15 episode 3 "The Brotherhood." Our guest is Lauren Milberger from the "Murphy Brown podcast." This episode takes some cues from the real life story of Judge Joan Lefkow. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Nazis threaten Judge Candice Bergen

A member of a powerful racist prison gang is found murdered hours after his release. Fontana and Green arrest a guard whom the inmate had targeted. Now members of The Brotherhood are hoping the guard will end up on their side of the bars...and they aren't above threatening a judge (played by Candice Bergen) to make sure he's convicted. We're talking about Law & Order season 15 episode 3 "The Brotherhood." Our guest is Lauren Milberger from the "Murphy Brown podcast." This episode takes some cues from the real life story of Judge Joan Lefkow. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:35

1 Dec 21

L&O: Did a racist's speeches inspire skinheads teen to murder?

The murder of a girl leads Briscoe and Curtis to a group of White Power teens. When the team learns they were inspired by the speeches of a racist leader, McCoy charges him as an accomplice - setting off a series of debates about the First Amendment. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 10 "Hate." Our guest is Suzanne Cerreta of the Culips Everyday English podcast. This episode is inspired by the 1988 murder of Mulugeta Seraw.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Did a racist's speeches inspire skinheads teen to murder?

The murder of a girl leads Briscoe and Curtis to a group of White Power teens. When the team learns they were inspired by the speeches of a racist leader, McCoy charges him as an accomplice - setting off a series of debates about the First Amendment. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 10 "Hate." Our guest is Suzanne Cerreta of the Culips Everyday English podcast. This episode is inspired by the 1988 murder of Mulugeta Seraw.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:21

17 Nov 21

SVU: Carol Burnette is a black widow

A stripper's murder leads detectives to the fifth husband of bon vivant Birdie Sulloway, but before they can cuff him, he's thrown from a window. Benson and Stabler look closer at Birdie, her unusual relationship with her nephew, and the trail of dead husbands she's left over the years. We're talking about Carol Burnette's Emmy nominated performance in Special Victims Unit season 10 episode 16 Ballerina. Our guest is Jake Anthony from the Reality Gays podcast. This episode is inspired by the real life story of Betty Neumar.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Carol Burnette is a black widow

A stripper's murder leads detectives to the fifth husband of bon vivant Birdie Sulloway, but before they can cuff him, he's thrown from a window. Benson and Stabler look closer at Birdie, her unusual relationship with her nephew, and the trail of dead husbands she's left over the years. We're talking about Carol Burnette's Emmy nominated performance in Special Victims Unit season 10 episode 16 Ballerina. Our guest is Jake Anthony from the Reality Gays podcast. This episode is inspired by the real life story of Betty Neumar.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:27

3 Nov 21

SVU: Jennifer Love Hewitt gets a rape kit

A woman says she's been raped by the same man multiple times over two decades. When SVU can't make the identification stick, the squad stalks the suspect. Benson thinks he has other victims and she flies across the country only to find a huge backlog of untested rape kits. We're talking about the unforgettable SVU season 12 episode 3 "Behave." Our guest is Brittni Liyanage from the D20 Dames podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped from the headlines story of Helena Lazaro.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Jennifer Love Hewitt gets a rape kit

A woman says she's been raped by the same man multiple times over two decades. When SVU can't make the identification stick, the squad stalks the suspect. Benson thinks he has other victims and she flies across the country only to find a huge backlog of untested rape kits. We're talking about the unforgettable SVU season 12 episode 3 "Behave." Our guest is Brittni Liyanage from the D20 Dames podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped from the headlines story of Helena Lazaro.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:48

20 Oct 21

L&O: Lupo sleeps with a murder suspect and Van Buren gets cancer

The murder of a crime tech and a thwarted attack have Lupo and Bernard looking for a man targeting Asian women. Lupo breaks the rules by sleeping with the witness, but when he discovers a key piece of evidence in her apartment he realizes she's a suspect. Meantime, Van Buren learns her stage II cervical cancer was caused by an HPV infection from her ex-husband. We're talking about Law & Order season 20 episode 2 "Just a Girl in the World." Our returning guest is Lani Diane Rich from Chipperish Media. This episode is inspired by the case of Kari Ferrell, the so-called "hipster grifter."For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Lupo sleeps with a murder suspect and Van Buren gets cancer

The murder of a crime tech and a thwarted attack have Lupo and Bernard looking for a man targeting Asian women. Lupo breaks the rules by sleeping with the witness, but when he discovers a key piece of evidence in her apartment he realizes she's a suspect. Meantime, Van Buren learns her stage II cervical cancer was caused by an HPV infection from her ex-husband. We're talking about Law & Order season 20 episode 2 "Just a Girl in the World." Our returning guest is Lani Diane Rich from Chipperish Media. This episode is inspired by the case of Kari Ferrell, the so-called "hipster grifter."For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:49

6 Oct 21

SVU: Beware the Glasgowman!

Three girls went to the park to find the mythical Glasgowman. Only one returned...Now SVU is looking for the missing tweens and the mysterious figure who stabbed the younger sister. Is the suspect really a supernatural predator? (We pinkie swear!) We're talking about SVU season 16 episode 6 "Glasgowman's Wrath." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr from the Solvable podcast. This episode is inspired by the Slenderman stabbing case.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Beware the Glasgowman!

Three girls went to the park to find the mythical Glasgowman. Only one returned...Now SVU is looking for the missing tweens and the mysterious figure who stabbed the younger sister. Is the suspect really a supernatural predator? (We pinkie swear!) We're talking about SVU season 16 episode 6 "Glasgowman's Wrath." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr from the Solvable podcast. This episode is inspired by the Slenderman stabbing case.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

52:33

22 Sep 21

Bonus: Kevin asks Elisabeth Röhm about THAT scene

In this bonus episode, Kevin chats with actress Elisabeth Röhm, who played Serena Southerlyn from 2001-2005. Elisabeth gives her perspective of Serena's final scene ("Is this because I'm a lesbian?"). She also discusses her new true crime podcast "Killer's Vault."For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

Bonus: Kevin asks Elisabeth Röhm about THAT scene

In this bonus episode, Kevin chats with actress Elisabeth Röhm, who played Serena Southerlyn from 2001-2005. Elisabeth gives her perspective of Serena's final scene ("Is this because I'm a lesbian?"). She also discusses her new true crime podcast "Killer's Vault."For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

18:53

12 Sep 21

SVU: The women in this sex cult get branded

A murder victim may have been trying to leave a woman's empowerment group run by a charismatic man. "Accredo" offers expensive classes, blackmail photos, branded symbols, and sex with the leader. Can hot-mess Amanda Rollins convince the women to stand on their own and tell the truth? We're talking about SVU season 20 episode 5 "Accredo." Our special guest is Erika Villalba from the "That Aged Well" podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of the NXIVM cult. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The women in this sex cult get branded

A murder victim may have been trying to leave a woman's empowerment group run by a charismatic man. "Accredo" offers expensive classes, blackmail photos, branded symbols, and sex with the leader. Can hot-mess Amanda Rollins convince the women to stand on their own and tell the truth? We're talking about SVU season 20 episode 5 "Accredo." Our special guest is Erika Villalba from the "That Aged Well" podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of the NXIVM cult. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:58

8 Sep 21

L&O: A psychotic man defends himself in court...and it's heartbreaking

A triple murder leads Briscoe and Curtis to a psychotic homeless man (Denis O'Hare). Claire is feeling the heat from Schiff for letting James Smith off with a fine in an earlier case. Jack finds that Smith is a legal wiz when back on his medication. It takes the testimony of his sister (Ann Dowd) to finally break his spirit. We're talking about one of the most acclaimed episodes of Law & Order, season 6 episode 21 "Pro Se." Our special guest is writer and blogger Charlie Pierce. This episode takes cues from the real life story of David Riggins. Click here to read Charlie's article on L&O's 25th anniversary. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: A psychotic man defends himself in court...and it's heartbreaking

A triple murder leads Briscoe and Curtis to a psychotic homeless man (Denis O'Hare). Claire is feeling the heat from Schiff for letting James Smith off with a fine in an earlier case. Jack finds that Smith is a legal wiz when back on his medication. It takes the testimony of his sister (Ann Dowd) to finally break his spirit. We're talking about one of the most acclaimed episodes of Law & Order, season 6 episode 21 "Pro Se." Our special guest is writer and blogger Charlie Pierce. This episode takes cues from the real life story of David Riggins. Click here to read Charlie's article on L&O's 25th anniversary. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:13

25 Aug 21

SVU: The teens make a pregnancy pact!

The immolation and castration of a homeless man leads Stabler and Munch to a Catholic high school. A student says the death was revenge for the rape of his sister. But Benson learns the girl initiated the sex because she and her friends made a pact to all get pregnant together. We're popping out SVU season 10 episode 6 "Babes." (Speaking of procreation) our special guest is Rebecca's son, Henry Lavoie. This episode is inspired by the so-called pregnancy pact at Gloucester High School. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The teens make a pregnancy pact!

The immolation and castration of a homeless man leads Stabler and Munch to a Catholic high school. A student says the death was revenge for the rape of his sister. But Benson learns the girl initiated the sex because she and her friends made a pact to all get pregnant together. We're popping out SVU season 10 episode 6 "Babes." (Speaking of procreation) our special guest is Rebecca's son, Henry Lavoie. This episode is inspired by the so-called pregnancy pact at Gloucester High School. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

49:59

11 Aug 21

SVU: Ballerina sex trafficking ring!

Someone is secretly videotaping ballerinas having sex. SVU then discovers the dancers are being blackmailed into getting prime roles if they sleep with the highest bidder at the gala auction. Cue the undercover sting! We're talking about SVU season 21 episode 17 "Dance, Lies and Videotape." Our guest is June Thomas from Slate's Working podcast. This episode is inspired by the controversary around the New York City Ballet.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Ballerina sex trafficking ring!

Someone is secretly videotaping ballerinas having sex. SVU then discovers the dancers are being blackmailed into getting prime roles if they sleep with the highest bidder at the gala auction. Cue the undercover sting! We're talking about SVU season 21 episode 17 "Dance, Lies and Videotape." Our guest is June Thomas from Slate's Working podcast. This episode is inspired by the controversary around the New York City Ballet.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

41:01

28 Jul 21

L&O: It's a Columbian cartel bloodbath and Cerreta gets shot

After the brazen murder of a travel agent, Mike Logan and Phil Cerreta are on the hunt for a Columbian hit man who's "sending a message." During the investigation, Cerreta is shot by a twitchy illegal gun dealer in an undercover sting gone wrong. By the episode's bone-chilling ending, virtually everyone is dead: the travel agent, the wife, the grandmother, the daughter, the gun dealer, the business partner, and even the hit man. We're talking about one of the great all-time episodes of Law & Order, season 3 episode 8 "Prince of Darkness." Our guest is Brady Carlson from the "Cool Weird Awesome" podcast. This episode takes cues from the real life story of Jhon Jairo Velasquez. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: It's a Columbian cartel bloodbath and Cerreta gets shot

After the brazen murder of a travel agent, Mike Logan and Phil Cerreta are on the hunt for a Columbian hit man who's "sending a message." During the investigation, Cerreta is shot by a twitchy illegal gun dealer in an undercover sting gone wrong. By the episode's bone-chilling ending, virtually everyone is dead: the travel agent, the wife, the grandmother, the daughter, the gun dealer, the business partner, and even the hit man. We're talking about one of the great all-time episodes of Law & Order, season 3 episode 8 "Prince of Darkness." Our guest is Brady Carlson from the "Cool Weird Awesome" podcast. This episode takes cues from the real life story of Jhon Jairo Velasquez. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

49:11

14 Jul 21

SVU: He kept her in a sex bunker. She cut off his penis.

A man in the subway gets his twig and berries cut off. The detectives learn he had been keeping women chained in a sex dungeon. One of the former captives reported the abduction years earlier, but Olivia didn't believe her story. When the kidnapper ends up dead, Stabler wonders if Benson is hiding something. We're talking about SVU season 5 episode 9 "Control." Our pinch hitting guest is Lily Flynn from the These Are Their Stories podcast. This episode takes cues from the real life case of John Jamelske.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: He kept her in a sex bunker. She cut off his penis.

A man in the subway gets his twig and berries cut off. The detectives learn he had been keeping women chained in a sex dungeon. One of the former captives reported the abduction years earlier, but Olivia didn't believe her story. When the kidnapper ends up dead, Stabler wonders if Benson is hiding something. We're talking about SVU season 5 episode 9 "Control." Our pinch hitting guest is Lily Flynn from the These Are Their Stories podcast. This episode takes cues from the real life case of John Jamelske.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:42

30 Jun 21

SVU: The judge was running his own brothel!

The detectives' raids on pop-up brothels keep getting foiled because the judge who runs the operation is tipping them off. Meantime, Fin hopes to make a love connection with his old partner, Phoebe Baker. Plus: a bonus discussion about the season finales of Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime. We're talking about SVU season 20 episode 15 Brothel. Our guest is Melanie Joy from the Ewing Barbecue podcast. This episode takes cues from the real-life story of former judge Tim Nolan. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The judge was running his own brothel!

The detectives' raids on pop-up brothels keep getting foiled because the judge who runs the operation is tipping them off. Meantime, Fin hopes to make a love connection with his old partner, Phoebe Baker. Plus: a bonus discussion about the season finales of Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime. We're talking about SVU season 20 episode 15 Brothel. Our guest is Melanie Joy from the Ewing Barbecue podcast. This episode takes cues from the real-life story of former judge Tim Nolan. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:46

16 Jun 21

CI series finale! Did James Van Der Beek murder the Winklevoss twins?

The victims are the rich twins suing a woman for stealing their social network idea and making millions. Is it her, her hipster boyfriend, or the coke-snorting former pornographer (played by James Van Der Beek). Meantime, Goren learns if he will keep his job after completing mandatory therapy. This is how it ends...We're talking about the series finale of Criminal Intent, season 10 episode 8 "To The Boy In The Blue Knit Cap." Our guest is Juwan Holmes from LGBTQ Nation. This story is inspired by the lawsuit between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI series finale! Did James Van Der Beek murder the Winklevoss twins?

The victims are the rich twins suing a woman for stealing their social network idea and making millions. Is it her, her hipster boyfriend, or the coke-snorting former pornographer (played by James Van Der Beek). Meantime, Goren learns if he will keep his job after completing mandatory therapy. This is how it ends...We're talking about the series finale of Criminal Intent, season 10 episode 8 "To The Boy In The Blue Knit Cap." Our guest is Juwan Holmes from LGBTQ Nation. This story is inspired by the lawsuit between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:40

2 Jun 21

SVU: The politician was sending pics of his junk

Mayoral candidate Alex Muñoz asks Barba to intervene in a case involving their childhood buddy, but Amaro suspects the politician actually is being extorted for trading nude photos with women. Barba refuses to believe his oldest friend would send dick pics...until Muñoz falls into Amanda's online honey trap. ¡Dios mío! We're talking about SVU season 15 episode 6* October Surprise. Our guest is the winner of the These Are YOUR Stories contest Briley O'Connor. This episode is inspired by the case of Anthony Weiner. Note: Because of a two-part season 15 opener, some streaming services list this as episode 5.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The politician was sending pics of his junk

Mayoral candidate Alex Muñoz asks Barba to intervene in a case involving their childhood buddy, but Amaro suspects the politician actually is being extorted for trading nude photos with women. Barba refuses to believe his oldest friend would send dick pics...until Muñoz falls into Amanda's online honey trap. ¡Dios mío! We're talking about SVU season 15 episode 6* October Surprise. Our guest is the winner of the These Are YOUR Stories contest Briley O'Connor. This episode is inspired by the case of Anthony Weiner. Note: Because of a two-part season 15 opener, some streaming services list this as episode 5.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

53:31

19 May 21

L&O: Logan punches a homophobic politician and gets exiled

A gay city councilman is gunned down. McCoy and Kincaid go after the victim's homophobic political rival, but when it looks like Councilman Crossley will get away with it, Logan socks him in the face and ruins his career. (Next stop: Staten Island!) We're talking about Law & Order season 5 episode 23 "Pride." Our guest is Kate Dawson from the podcast "Tenfold More Wicked." This episode is inspired by the assassination of Harvey Milk. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Logan punches a homophobic politician and gets exiled

A gay city councilman is gunned down. McCoy and Kincaid go after the victim's homophobic political rival, but when it looks like Councilman Crossley will get away with it, Logan socks him in the face and ruins his career. (Next stop: Staten Island!) We're talking about Law & Order season 5 episode 23 "Pride." Our guest is Kate Dawson from the podcast "Tenfold More Wicked." This episode is inspired by the assassination of Harvey Milk. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:44

5 May 21

L&O: Two wives kill each other's husbands and Briscoe retires

Her philandering deliveryman husband is murdered, but the gun Mrs. Byrne purchased was used to kill Mrs. Gardner's husband. Did the wives make a deadly deal? Meantime, Lenny Briscoe puts in his papers and retires from the 2-7. We're offering a tribute to Jerry Orbach while discussing Law & Order season 14 episode 24 C.O.D.. Our guest is Lisa Strawn from the "Don't Talk To Strangers" podcast. Plot points are inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film "Strangers On a Train." For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Two wives kill each other's husbands and Briscoe retires

Her philandering deliveryman husband is murdered, but the gun Mrs. Byrne purchased was used to kill Mrs. Gardner's husband. Did the wives make a deadly deal? Meantime, Lenny Briscoe puts in his papers and retires from the 2-7. We're offering a tribute to Jerry Orbach while discussing Law & Order season 14 episode 24 C.O.D.. Our guest is Lisa Strawn from the "Don't Talk To Strangers" podcast. Plot points are inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film "Strangers On a Train." For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

45:46

21 Apr 21

SVU & OC: Stabler returns! Benson's not thrilled!

A car bomb kills Kathy Stabler while she and Elliot return from Italy to NYC. While SVU looks for who's behind the attack, Olivia works on her feelings about Elliot walking out of her life a decade ago. Later, Stabler's organized crime task force zeroes in on a mob boss behind the bomb...but it's his son who's been pulling the strings all along. We're doing a special episode covering the crossover event welcoming back Chris Meloni. We're talking about SVU season 22 episode 9 "Return of the Prodigal Son" and L&O: Organized Crime season 1 episode 1 "What Happens in Puglia." Our guest is Sonia Sells from the "Rewind the Love" podcast. These episodes take plot points from the real life case of the ’Ndrangheta crime syndicate. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU & OC: Stabler returns! Benson's not thrilled!

A car bomb kills Kathy Stabler while she and Elliot return from Italy to NYC. While SVU looks for who's behind the attack, Olivia works on her feelings about Elliot walking out of her life a decade ago. Later, Stabler's organized crime task force zeroes in on a mob boss behind the bomb...but it's his son who's been pulling the strings all along. We're doing a special episode covering the crossover event welcoming back Chris Meloni. We're talking about SVU season 22 episode 9 "Return of the Prodigal Son" and L&O: Organized Crime season 1 episode 1 "What Happens in Puglia." Our guest is Sonia Sells from the "Rewind the Love" podcast. These episodes take plot points from the real life case of the ’Ndrangheta crime syndicate. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

01:00:27

4 Apr 21

CI: Goren thinks the mysterious dying girl is fake

Goren and Eames learn a murdered man had been spending money on an inspirational teen dying of ALS. Though despite her rabid fanbase and her best-selling book, no one has ever seen the girl face-to-face. Would someone kill to keep up the charade? We're talking about Criminal Intent season 1 episode 21 "Faith." Our guest is comedienne and podcaster Brandi Brown. This episode takes cues from the case of Debbie Swenson. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

CI: Goren thinks the mysterious dying girl is fake

Goren and Eames learn a murdered man had been spending money on an inspirational teen dying of ALS. Though despite her rabid fanbase and her best-selling book, no one has ever seen the girl face-to-face. Would someone kill to keep up the charade? We're talking about Criminal Intent season 1 episode 21 "Faith." Our guest is comedienne and podcaster Brandi Brown. This episode takes cues from the case of Debbie Swenson. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:00

24 Mar 21

SVU: Mischa Barton lets Benson decide whether her baby lives or dies

Benson and Stabler hunt a religious fanatic who's killing prostitutes. A pregnant call girl is their only witness, but before she can identify the suspect, her baby is born prematurely. As the severely disabled child clings to life, the mother gives power-of-attorney to Olivia who must decide her fate. We're talking about SVU season 11 episode 14 "Savior." Our guest is Repy Hattersley from the "Hell and High Horror" podcast. A plot point for this episode is inspired by the sex scandal of former NY governor Eliot Spitzer. Sign up for our "These are YOUR Stories" contest for your chance to guest host a future episode. Fill out this form and listen for us to call your name.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Mischa Barton lets Benson decide whether her baby lives or dies

Benson and Stabler hunt a religious fanatic who's killing prostitutes. A pregnant call girl is their only witness, but before she can identify the suspect, her baby is born prematurely. As the severely disabled child clings to life, the mother gives power-of-attorney to Olivia who must decide her fate. We're talking about SVU season 11 episode 14 "Savior." Our guest is Repy Hattersley from the "Hell and High Horror" podcast. A plot point for this episode is inspired by the sex scandal of former NY governor Eliot Spitzer. Sign up for our "These are YOUR Stories" contest for your chance to guest host a future episode. Fill out this form and listen for us to call your name.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

47:55

10 Mar 21

SVU: ADD drugs turn Sarah Hyland into a killer

Benson and Stabler think a teen plucked from the river is a Ukrainian sex slave, but learn she's actually a prep school mathematics champion with an abusive father. Attention turns to her class rival (played by Sarah Hyland) who's been awake for days on pills to help her study. We're talking about SVU season 10 episode 12 "Hothouse." Our special guest is TATS promotions director Lily Flynn. Plot points for this episode come from the controversy around treatments for Attention Deficit Disorder in school children. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: ADD drugs turn Sarah Hyland into a killer

Benson and Stabler think a teen plucked from the river is a Ukrainian sex slave, but learn she's actually a prep school mathematics champion with an abusive father. Attention turns to her class rival (played by Sarah Hyland) who's been awake for days on pills to help her study. We're talking about SVU season 10 episode 12 "Hothouse." Our special guest is TATS promotions director Lily Flynn. Plot points for this episode come from the controversy around treatments for Attention Deficit Disorder in school children. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:59

24 Feb 21

L&O: Who'd kill to score a reality show? Jim Gaffigan or the Octomom?

The mother of ten adopted children with special needs is murdered. Lupo and Bernard find she was reluctant to star in the reality show her husband (played by Jim Gaffigan) wanted to do...and next in line is another mom of ten - including septuplets - determined to get the show. Later, Rubirosa gets burned by reality TV. We're talking about Law & Order season 20 episode 4 Reality Bites. Our guest is Tara Ariano from the Extra Hot Great podcast. This episode takes some inspiration from the story of the so-called "Octomom," Nadya Sulema.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Who'd kill to score a reality show? Jim Gaffigan or the Octomom?

The mother of ten adopted children with special needs is murdered. Lupo and Bernard find she was reluctant to star in the reality show her husband (played by Jim Gaffigan) wanted to do...and next in line is another mom of ten - including septuplets - determined to get the show. Later, Rubirosa gets burned by reality TV. We're talking about Law & Order season 20 episode 4 Reality Bites. Our guest is Tara Ariano from the Extra Hot Great podcast. This episode takes some inspiration from the story of the so-called "Octomom," Nadya Sulema.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

43:49

10 Feb 21

SVU: The one with Joe Biden and the perp based on Steven Avery

Joe Biden visits the squad to praise SVU for their work - which includes exonerating a man Fin wrongfully arrested for rape 16 years ago. When he becomes the suspect in a new murder, is it possible all those years of hard time turned an innocent man into a killer? We're marking the peaceful transfer of power with SVU season 18 episode 2 "Making a Rapist." Our guest is actress and comedian Janet Varney of The JV Club podcast. This episode is based on the real life case of Steven Avery.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The one with Joe Biden and the perp based on Steven Avery

Joe Biden visits the squad to praise SVU for their work - which includes exonerating a man Fin wrongfully arrested for rape 16 years ago. When he becomes the suspect in a new murder, is it possible all those years of hard time turned an innocent man into a killer? We're marking the peaceful transfer of power with SVU season 18 episode 2 "Making a Rapist." Our guest is actress and comedian Janet Varney of The JV Club podcast. This episode is based on the real life case of Steven Avery.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:17

20 Jan 21

L&O: Lorena Bobbitt, Son of Sam, a deadly burrito, and Michael Moriarty goes crazy

In one day, the detectives investigate a murder on lover's lane, a deadly stick-up, a drug shooting, a cold case, and a woman who cuts off her husband's penis. Logan commits police brutality with a bagel and Briscoe just wants to get to the Knicks game. All of this because Michael Moriarty went crazy on the set. We're talking about the classic, format-breaking Law & Order season 4 episode 17 "Mayhem" with our guest Erin Fox. One of the many ripped-from-the-headlines cases that inspired this episode is the story of Lorena Bobbitt. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Lorena Bobbitt, Son of Sam, a deadly burrito, and Michael Moriarty goes crazy

In one day, the detectives investigate a murder on lover's lane, a deadly stick-up, a drug shooting, a cold case, and a woman who cuts off her husband's penis. Logan commits police brutality with a bagel and Briscoe just wants to get to the Knicks game. All of this because Michael Moriarty went crazy on the set. We're talking about the classic, format-breaking Law & Order season 4 episode 17 "Mayhem" with our guest Erin Fox. One of the many ripped-from-the-headlines cases that inspired this episode is the story of Lorena Bobbitt. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:06

13 Jan 21

SVU: Cassidy goes undercover to nab cops raping drunk women

Tucker convinces SVU to help bust cops raping the drunk women they escort home. Cassidy goes undercover to expose the sexual misconduct...and has to do things during the sting that strain his new relationship with Olivia. We're talking about SVU season 15 episode 4* "Internal Affairs." Our guest is Nettie Smith from the Get Wasted on South of Nowhere podcast. This episode is inspired by the real life case of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata. *Note: Due to a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 3.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Cassidy goes undercover to nab cops raping drunk women

Tucker convinces SVU to help bust cops raping the drunk women they escort home. Cassidy goes undercover to expose the sexual misconduct...and has to do things during the sting that strain his new relationship with Olivia. We're talking about SVU season 15 episode 4* "Internal Affairs." Our guest is Nettie Smith from the Get Wasted on South of Nowhere podcast. This episode is inspired by the real life case of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata. *Note: Due to a two-part season opener, some streaming services list this as episode 3.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

42:07

30 Dec 20

L&O: A divorce attorney kills to win the case!

Briscoe and Curtis learn a marriage counselor may have been killed in a dispute over an annulment. The Kilpatricks hate each other, but not as much as their divorce attorneys hate each other. McCoy and Ross think Mrs. Kilpatrick's lawyer set up her own client for murder just to win the case. We're talking about L&O season 8 episode 16 "Divorce." Our guest is RTÉ 2fm host Chris Greene. This episode takes cues from the annulment case of Congressman Joseph Kennedy. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: A divorce attorney kills to win the case!

Briscoe and Curtis learn a marriage counselor may have been killed in a dispute over an annulment. The Kilpatricks hate each other, but not as much as their divorce attorneys hate each other. McCoy and Ross think Mrs. Kilpatrick's lawyer set up her own client for murder just to win the case. We're talking about L&O season 8 episode 16 "Divorce." Our guest is RTÉ 2fm host Chris Greene. This episode takes cues from the annulment case of Congressman Joseph Kennedy. For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

46:21

16 Dec 20

SVU 22: Who threw the hair drier in the bathtub?

We're doing a special quick-turnaround podcast on last week's episode of SVU! An abusive boyfriend is killed when a hair drier falls into his bathtub. Did his girlfriend or her son toss it in the water? Meantime, Fin deals with the legal fallout of last season's fatal shooting. Also, why is everyone wearing COVID masks, but taking them off to talk to people!!! We're talking about the super-spreader episode S22 E2 "Ballad of Dwight and Irena." Our returning guest is writer and podcaster Mary Phillips-Sandy. This episode takes some cues from the issue of family violence during COVID lockdowns.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU 22: Who threw the hair drier in the bathtub?

We're doing a special quick-turnaround podcast on last week's episode of SVU! An abusive boyfriend is killed when a hair drier falls into his bathtub. Did his girlfriend or her son toss it in the water? Meantime, Fin deals with the legal fallout of last season's fatal shooting. Also, why is everyone wearing COVID masks, but taking them off to talk to people!!! We're talking about the super-spreader episode S22 E2 "Ballad of Dwight and Irena." Our returning guest is writer and podcaster Mary Phillips-Sandy. This episode takes some cues from the issue of family violence during COVID lockdowns.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

49:38

25 Nov 20

SVU: Fin and Olivia pose as a pimp and madam to find a sex slave

A madam caught in a prostitution sting is really a mom looking for her daughter sold into sexual slavery. The whole squad goes undercover at a brothel - with Olivia posing as a madam and Fin as a pimp - to rescue the girl from Johnny D, Noah's father. We're discussing SVU season 16 episode 15 "Undercover Mother." Our guest is Jamilah Lemieux from the Mom and Dad are Fighting podcast. This episode is based on the real life story of Argentine activist Susana Trimarco.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Fin and Olivia pose as a pimp and madam to find a sex slave

A madam caught in a prostitution sting is really a mom looking for her daughter sold into sexual slavery. The whole squad goes undercover at a brothel - with Olivia posing as a madam and Fin as a pimp - to rescue the girl from Johnny D, Noah's father. We're discussing SVU season 16 episode 15 "Undercover Mother." Our guest is Jamilah Lemieux from the Mom and Dad are Fighting podcast. This episode is based on the real life story of Argentine activist Susana Trimarco.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:13

18 Nov 20

L&O: Benson helps Briscoe find kidnapped Ellen Pompeo

With some help from SVU's Benson and Stabler, Briscoe and Green track a rape/murder suspect who may still be holding the victim's sister (Ellen Pompeo). But after McCoy offers her a deal to testify against the killer, he realizes she was a willing participant in his brutal crimes. We're talking about the L&O/SVU crossover episode Law & Order season 10 episode 15 "Fools for Love." Our guest is Chris Klemmer from the "Quantum Week" podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Benson helps Briscoe find kidnapped Ellen Pompeo

With some help from SVU's Benson and Stabler, Briscoe and Green track a rape/murder suspect who may still be holding the victim's sister (Ellen Pompeo). But after McCoy offers her a deal to testify against the killer, he realizes she was a willing participant in his brutal crimes. We're talking about the L&O/SVU crossover episode Law & Order season 10 episode 15 "Fools for Love." Our guest is Chris Klemmer from the "Quantum Week" podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:10

4 Nov 20

SVU: Speed-dating rapist Dean Cain wants to pull his wife's feeding tube

Benson & Stabler track a serial rapist to a speed-dating event. His new wife is the star witness against him, and when she slips into a coma after an overdose, he fights her mother for the power to remove her feeding tube. We're talking about SVU season 7 episode 8 "Starved." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the Leaving the Theater podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Terri Schiavo.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: Speed-dating rapist Dean Cain wants to pull his wife's feeding tube

Benson & Stabler track a serial rapist to a speed-dating event. His new wife is the star witness against him, and when she slips into a coma after an overdose, he fights her mother for the power to remove her feeding tube. We're talking about SVU season 7 episode 8 "Starved." Our guest is Ronald Young Jr. from the Leaving the Theater podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Terri Schiavo.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

44:39

21 Oct 20

SVU: The father locks the children up...except to go bowling

SVU tries to help a malnourished girl on a train who'd been locked up with her eight siblings by her religious father. Amanda discovers the children only get to leave the home to go bowling, and her actions lead to a deadly shootout. We're talking about SVU season 19 episode 20 "The Book of Esther." Our guest is the actress who played Esther in this episode, Rebekah Kennedy. This episode is based on the ripped-from-the-headlines story of the Turpin family.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

SVU: The father locks the children up...except to go bowling

SVU tries to help a malnourished girl on a train who'd been locked up with her eight siblings by her religious father. Amanda discovers the children only get to leave the home to go bowling, and her actions lead to a deadly shootout. We're talking about SVU season 19 episode 20 "The Book of Esther." Our guest is the actress who played Esther in this episode, Rebekah Kennedy. This episode is based on the ripped-from-the-headlines story of the Turpin family.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:56

7 Oct 20

L&O: Cynthia Nixon is a subway vigilante!

Celebrating Law & Order's 30th anniversary! Greevey & Logan investigate gunfire on a crowded subway train. A white woman says she shot two Black teens because they were trying to rape her. But Stone & Robinette learn the woman had been attacked on the subway before and believe this time she was the one looking for trouble. We're going back to where this whole damn thing began. We're discussing Law & Order season 1 episode 2 "Subterranean Homeboy Blues." Our guest is Mark Blankenship from the "Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs" podcast. This episode is based on the 1984 subway shooting by Bernard Goetz.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

L&O: Cynthia Nixon is a subway vigilante!

Celebrating Law & Order's 30th anniversary! Greevey & Logan investigate gunfire on a crowded subway train. A white woman says she shot two Black teens because they were trying to rape her. But Stone & Robinette learn the woman had been attacked on the subway before and believe this time she was the one looking for trouble. We're going back to where this whole damn thing began. We're discussing Law & Order season 1 episode 2 "Subterranean Homeboy Blues." Our guest is Mark Blankenship from the "Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs" podcast. This episode is based on the 1984 subway shooting by Bernard Goetz.For exclusive content and more, sign up on Patreon.: https://www.patreon.com/partnersincrimemedia New episodes of "These Are Their Stories" will return on July 10. Stay subscribed for great content. 

48:48

23 Sep 20

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