Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime podcast

Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime

Esther Armendariz Ludlow

Esther, host of Once Upon a Crime, brings a fresh and spicy take on true crime podcasts. On each episode, Esther and a guest host will dish on what's new, hot & trending in true crime!

18 Episódios

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    Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime Breaking News


    My special guest this week is Aurora from Murder Murder News.  We discuss the Joseph DeAngelo/Golden State Killer guilty plea, the Lori Vallow-Chad Daybell Case updates, the Danny Masterson rape charges and more.   Sources:  "JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan Found in Chad Daybell's Yard" by Nate Eaton for EastIdahoNews.com, June 20, 2020.  "Scott Peterson asks court to overturn murder conviction" by Maura Dolan for The Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2020.  "Prosecutors, family members confront Golden State Killer in plea agreement hearing" by Josh Cain for the Orange County Register, June 30, 2020.  Sponsor: Better Help - www.BetterHelp.com/taco for 10% off your first month of professional, online counseling.  Links:  Murder Murder News  https://murdermurder.news/  
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    Let's Taco 'Bout Women and True Crime


    In this episode I and my guest, Erica from Southern Fried True Crime, discuss what draws women to true crime stories, what it's like being a woman true crime podcaster and share breaking news about another plagiarism case directed at true crime podcasters.  #truecrime #podcasters #plagiarism #womenpodcasters  Sponsor: BetterHelp - www.betterhelp.com/taco for 10% off your first month of online professional counseling.  Articles:  "Why do Women Love True Crime" by Kate Tuttle for The New York Times  "Why do we - women in particular - love true crime books?" by Megan Abbott for The Los Angeles Times.  "This is Your Brain on True Crime Stories" by Paige Smith for The Huffington Post  "CrimeCon - Where mostly women go to relish tales of rape and murder" by Maureen Callahan for The New York Post Southern Fried True Crime podcast - www.southernfriedtruecrime.com "Let's Taco 'Bout the Crime Junkie Plagiarism Scandal" - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-episode-lets-taco-bout-crime-junkie-plagiarism/id1452118167?i=1000447888185 
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    Let's Taco 'Bout "McMillions"


    On this episode we'll be discussing "McMillions" the six-part HBO documentary series that details the FBI investigation into the McDonald's Monopoly fraud case. Between 1989 and 2001 there were no legitimate winners of the grand prizes in the McDonald's Monopoly game promotion. One man set out to steal the instant winner game pieces that paid out up to $1 million dollars each that paid out a total of $24 million dollars.  "McMillions" traces the FBIs investigation to find out who the elusive "Uncle Jerry" was and how he was able to pull off this scam for over a decade.  My special guest is Jerri Williams, retired FBI agent, author and podcaster.  Jerri spent 26 years with the FBI working major economic fraud investigations.  She is the host of the podcast Retired FBI Casefile Review.  You can find her podcast, books and other projects and sign up for her reader team at www.jerriwilliams.com.   Watch McMillions here: https://www.hbo.com/mcmillions  Play the McDonald's Trivia Game here: https://www.usefultrivia.com/miscellaneous_trivia/mcdonalds_trivia.html  Sponsor: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month of professional counseling at www.BetterHelp.com/taco 
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    Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime Quarantine and Chill


    On this episode you'll hear from some of your favorite true crime podcasters to get recommendations on best ways to pass the time while under stay-at-home orders - true crime style, of course!  My guests include: Mike Morford host of Criminology, Murder in My Family and co-host of Three Men and a Mystery Lindsay from Mugshot Podcast Robin Warder from The Trail Went Cold Rachel from Yours in Murder Nina from Already Gone and Don't Talk to Strangers Podcasts Alvin from Affirmative Murder Podcast The Captain from True Crime Garage  ***** Link for the VokL Channel: https://getvokl.com/channel/robin-1 Link for True Crime Game Time livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUTo0xtK4CQ Sponsor: BetterHelp - www.betterhelp.com/taco for 10% off your first month of professional counseling  My Recommendations: BOOKS: Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession by Rachel Monroe American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold DOCUMENTARIES AND DOCUMENTARY SERIES: The Forgotten West Memphis Three The House of Suh The Family I Had Lost Compassion: What Happened to Mitrice Richardson?  TV SHOWS: Truth Be Told (Apple+) Barry (HBO) Derry Girls (Netflix) Better Things (FX) PODCASTS:  Dark Topic (True Crime) Art Holes (Comedy/Art History) 
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    Let's Taco 'Bout "The Tiger King"


    On this episode, my guest host is Brianna from Murder Dictionary Podcast.  We talk about the true crime documentary series that has taken the world by storm "The Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness".   #JoeExotic #CaroleBaskins #truecrimedocumentaries #Netflix Murder Dictionary Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/murder-dictionary/id1169967004  Sponsor: Better Help - To get 10% off your first month of professional counseling go to www.BetterHelp.com/TACO.  To watch the Tiger King: https://www.netflix.com/title/81115994 Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TacoBoutCrime 
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    Let's Taco 'Bout "Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story"


    My guest host on this episode is Alvin Williams from the Affirmative Murder Podcast.  We discuss the Lifetime television movie "Stolen by My Mother" that details the true crime case of Kamiyah Mobley. Kamiyah was kidnapped from a Florida hospital when she was a newborn.  It wasn't until she was sixteen-years-old that she discovered the woman she knew as her mother was her kidnapper.   You can watch "Stolen by My Mother" on Lifetime Movies, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.  Affirmative Murder Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/affirmative-murder/id1296864488  Twitter: @affirmativemur1  Music from https://filmmusic.io: "No Frills Comparsa" and "No Frills Cumbia" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  
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    Let's Taco 'Bout Being a Podcaster w/Aaron from The Generation Why


    My guest this time is Aaron from The Generation Why and Framed: An Investigative Story podcasts.  I get to ask Aaron about podcasting from both sides - producing a weekly, episodic show and a serialized podcast.  We also talk about the highs and lows of being a podcaster and get to know a little more about Aaron.  Subscribe to Framed: An Investigative Story here.  Subscribe to The Generation Why Podcast here.  Listen to Once Upon a Crime here.     
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    Let's Taco 'Bout The Teen Mom-Amber Portwood Arrest


    My co-host this time is comedian Tracey Carnazzo, host of Teen Mom Trash Talk Podcast.  We talk about the legal troubles and latest arrest of reality TV personality Amber Portwood of the MTV show "Teen Mom OG".   You can listen to Amber Portwood's leaked audio on the YouTube Channel "Without a Crystal Ball" - links here:  https://youtu.be/l2q9kyNxswM https://youtu.be/3SrPoNbNf_Q https://youtu.be/TD-FMxnXJE8 The Instagram rant can be seen here: https://youtu.be/nx93sHd6sEY Links for Tracey:  Website: http://www.traceycarnazzo.com Teen Mom Trash Talk Live - October 19th at Caroline's on Broadway - Get tickets on the website or get link in the Instagram bio here - https://www.instagram.com/trixietuzzini/ Twitter: @trixietuzzini   
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    Let's Taco 'Bout "I Love You, Now Die"


    In this episode my guest host is Lorena Garcia who joins me to discuss the 2-part documentary, "I Love You, Now Die" about the Michelle Carter case.   Links:   @TacoBoutCrime on Twitter For help and resources to deal with depression and thoughts of suicide you can call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or log on to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.  Music Credits:  Music from https://filmmusic.io: "No Frills Comparsa" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Music from https://filmmusic.io: "No Frills Cumbia" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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    Bonus Episode: Let's Taco 'Bout the Crime Junkie Plagiarism Scandal


    On this bonus episode I talk about breaking news in the true crime podcast community - the Crime Junkie plagiarism allegations.  My guests Steven Pacheco from Trace Evidence and Robin Warder from The Trail Went Cold have both been connected to this story.  My own podcast, Once Upon a Crime, has also been directly affected.   Links:  Trace Evidence Podcast: https://www.trace-evidence.com The Trail Went Cold Podcast: http://trailwentcold.com Comparison of audio from Episode #87 of Once Upon a Crime and Episode #33 of Crime Junkie:  https://youtu.be/ZtIrmuuKDJA Articles:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/media/crime-junkie-podcast-plagiarism.html The Hosts Of The Popular Podcast "Crime Junkie" Are Accused Of Quietly Deleting Episodes Over Plagiarism https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/crime-junkie-podcast-accused-plagiarism-episodes https://www.vulture.com/2019/08/crime-junkie-podcast-plagiarism-scandal.html?utm_source=fb&utm_campaign=vulture&utm_medium=s1&fbclid=IwAR30ctEsdER2C7cvW6qHkd18u3iihXkO4O1nppNblkujdnkCsuYx0MVuEiY http://www.edrants.com/crime-junkie-how-the-most-popular-true-crime-podcast-turned-to-serial-plagiarism/ https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/crime-junkie-podcast-ashley-flowers-plagiarism-1203302072/#article-comments Music Credits:  Music from https://filmmusic.io: "No Frills Comparsa" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "No Frills Cumbia" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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