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The Blotter Presents
The true crime that's worth your time.
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  • Black Box · Tokyo Vice · Casting home run
    03 May 2022
    Uh-oh, Tokyo Vice. We’ve talked about the HBO series Tokyo Vice a couple times here: It’s the Michael Mann-adjacent show about an American reporter in Japan, based on the book of the same name by jour...
  • Maybe not ALL the president's men (a Watergate reading list)
    02 May 2022
    Patrick Mahon arrives for the inquest. (Alamy) It’s the first edition of the month, which sees me doing the budget-doc equivalent of picking individual bits of lint off the floor after the cleaners co...
  • April 2022 Bonus Review: Reversal Of Fortune
    30 Apr 2022
    The crime On December 21, 1980, American heiress and socialite Sunny von Bülow was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor — her second coma in a year’s time. She never woke up from this one. Her sec...
  • Edgar Award Winners Announced · I-65 · Gucci
    29 Apr 2022
    I’ve always loved that the Edgars are so colorfully morose The 2022 Edgar Award Winners were announced last night. By now, you’re pretty familiar with the Fact Crime category nominees, as Susan Howard...
  • Under The Banner Of Heaven: "Our faith breeds dangerous men"
    28 Apr 2022
    It’s time to vote for the May 2022 bonus-review topic! A reminder: anyone can vote for what I review, but only paid subscribers will get to read it. And a paid sub gets you nearly three years of our a...
  • Why is the Unabomber a hot property again?
    27 Apr 2022
    It’s been 28 years since Theodore John Kaczynski — nicknamed “the Unabomber” by the media — was arrested in his Montana cabin (April 3, 1996, to be exact). Not much has happened in the case since then...
  • A break in the Madeline McCann case?
    26 Apr 2022
    It’s been just over three years since Sarah and I discussed Netflix series The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann. In that archived episode of The Blotter Presents, from April 10, 2019, we struggled wi...
  • Gaslit: "She's completely insane; I love her"
    25 Apr 2022
    Joe Berlinger with his Extremely Wicked star Zac Efron. (The Observer) The Paris Theater has put together a Joe Berlinger retrospective. Pinned to the 30th anniversary of Brother’s Keeper, “New York C...
  • Tiffany Dover · Scamfluencers · Morbid
    22 Apr 2022
    Happy Friday, friends! For our weekend pleasure, I’m running down all the true crime podcast news that’s crossed our desk the last couple weeks. We’ve got industry gossip, back stories, and a lot to l...
  • Captive Audience • A Very British Scandal
    21 Apr 2022
    The crime(s) Oo-fah, where to start. Well, with a spoiler warning, for starters — the disposition of the cases isn’t a secret, but if the name “Stayner” doesn’t bring up the particulars, you may get m...
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