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Morally Indefensible
Morally Indefensible

From Marc Smerling, the creator behind The Jinx and Crimetown, comes a story of murder, friendship and betrayal. In 1979, Ex-Green Beret... more

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Introducing | Crooked City: Youngstown, OH

From Marc Smerling, the creator of Crimetown and The Jinx, welcome to CROOKED CITY.  The Saturday Evening Post dubbed Youngstown,... more

25 Jul 2022 · 8 minutes
Introducing | Firebug

From the co-creator of The Ballad of Billy Balls, Crimetown, and the host of Morally Indefensible comes a new podcast,... more

21 Jul 2021 · 2 minutes
Chapter Eight | The Final Witness

After more than thirty years in prison, Jeffrey MacDonald is granted a new hearing to present evidence that may finally... more

24 Sep 2020 · 36 minutes
Chapter Seven | Morally Indefensible

Joe McGinniss takes a page from Jeffrey MacDonald’s playbook and invites famous journalist Janet Malcolm to write about the lawsuit... more

22 Sep 2020 · 33 minutes
Chapter Six | How Many Lies Would You Tell to Get to the Truth?

Jeffrey MacDonald finally gets his day in court…civil court, that is. He sues Joe McGinniss for betraying him and lying... more

15 Sep 2020 · 32 minutes
Chapter Five | Friends Become Enemies

Joe McGinniss’s book finally comes out.  It’s called Fatal Vision.  Jeffrey MacDonald learns what his old friend wrote about him…... more

08 Sep 2020 · 26 minutes
Chapter Four | The Confessions

Jeffrey MacDonald’s new lawyers uncover some startling new evidence.  Could the murderous hippies be real after all? Learn more about your... more

01 Sep 2020 · 31 minutes
Chapter Three | Pen Pals

Joe heads home to write his book about Jeff’s case while Jeff sits in prison serving three life sentences. But... more

25 Aug 2020 · 28 minutes
Chapter Two | The Trial

At Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald’s murder trial, journalist Joe McGinniss comes face to face with the evidence, and questions whether his... more

18 Aug 2020 · 36 minutes
Chapter One | February 17th, 1970

Jeffrey MacDonald was the all-American boy. A green beret doctor with the perfect family. Joe McGinniss was a literary sensation... more

18 Aug 2020 · 35 minutes
Morally Indefensible
Introducing | Crooked City: Youngstown, OH
Morally Indefensible