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Like a real life detective story.  I've found most true crime podcasts prefer to focus on the gruesome details of crimes, and "getting inside the mind of the killer" or whatever, and gloss over the part I find interesting, which is how the criminals actually got caught, or how they were found guilty.
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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 08:43:15 PM »

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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 10:14:12 PM »
These are good: https://serialpodcast.org/

I listened to serial.  I really liked it but its actually the opposite of what I'm looking for at the moment, because in in the first case we don't really know what happened.  In the second case the only mystery is why he did what he did, and the question is just how much you want to believe him.  Both seasons are all about who do you believe, which leaves me unsatisfied.

I'm looking for stories about cases or other mysteries that were cracked and the work that went into doing it.
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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 12:34:13 PM »
How about Criminal. http://www.thisiscriminal.com/  Early episodes were kind of investigation heavy, they have now kind of moved into a Profile of the person stage. Still intriguing IMO.
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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 12:56:46 PM »
A friend of our family was on a few cases for "Cold Justice." That was heavily focused on investigation and motivation to resolve old case files. It's a TV show, not podcast, though.

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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 07:45:07 PM »
Cold case files sounds like the opposite again.  Has there actually been an incidence of a podcast solving a cold case?

I found this one called casefile true crime.  It's Australian but covers crimes from around the world.  It's a bit dry and the earlier episodes aren't great, but after I listened to a few more recent ones I started liking it.  Not all the cases are solved cases though.
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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 03:28:34 PM »
I just put this into google:
serial podcast solved crime

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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 08:27:50 PM »
I just put this into google:
serial podcast solved crime

Yeah, you just get serial, and things like serial.
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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 10:06:08 PM »
I've been listening to Small Town Dicks, and the few episodes I've heard seem to match what you're asking for.
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Re: Are there any podcasts which focus on how crimes/mysteries were solved?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 07:24:40 PM »
There's a podcast from Canada's CBC called "SKN" - or "Somebody Knows Something".  The CBC investigator takes up a cold case and re-investigates it, and week by week, you hear how he's getting on.  It's definitely worth a listen, though it's not on all the time.  You can download past episodes.

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I hate cold cases.  It's like the last pages missing from a mystery novel.

"Forensic Files" is a pretty good one.  Seems like its adapted from a tv show. 30 min episodes covering a crime and how it was solved.  HEavily focused on forensics though, less to do with detective work, more to do with the science.
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I hate cold cases.  It's like the last pages missing from a mystery novel.

"Forensic Files" is a pretty good one.  Seems like its adapted from a tv show. 30 min episodes covering a crime and how it was solved.  HEavily focused on forensics though, less to do with detective work, more to do with the science.

How many of those are bullshit science like burn patterns, bite marks, etc?
Forensics hs a huge component of what can onl be considered pseudo-science.
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i don't recall any burn pattern or bite marks, but there's other stuff that seems fairly credible like DNA, fibres, shoe and tyre tracks, the usual stuff.

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