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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including Penguin Random House’s layoff announcement. Then stick around as Patrick chats with celebrated true crime writer, Kerrie Droban!

Kerrie Droban is a criminal defense attorney and the award-winning author of several true-crime books, one of which was made into a television series called Gangland Undercover. She is a national speaker and expert consultant on criminal pathology, organized crime, and outlaw motorcycle gangs. Her most recent release, Aurora: The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story, is available now.

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1 Comment

  1. Stephanie Bond

    9 months ago  

    Hey, all… I enjoy the show so much–thank you especially for the news segments at the beginning and the commentary at the end. I look forward to the podcast every week, and this week’s episode was terrific. Really enjoyed the comments from Christine and Patrick about the legal limits of working with disturbed children and adults–very enlightening.

    In response to the question about why true-crime shows are so popular, especially with women, the same question was posed to a producer of the Discovery I.D. channel at a panel I sat in on. She responded that women like to watch shows where the case is solved and the criminal is apprehended–we like closure, it makes us feel safe. Whereas the audience for shows like THE FIRST 48 hours where crimes might be left unsolved are primarily men who like the adrenalin and aren’t necessarily worried that criminals are still out there. She also said women watch true crime shows to learn skills they can use if they’re ever tossed in a car trunk or bound with duct tape, things like that; women say they actually feel safer after they watch the shows because it makes them more aware of their surroundings. As a woman, I agree.

    Thanks and cheers!

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