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Spectacle: True Crime
Spectacle: True Crime
Neon Hum Media/ Sony Music Entertainment

Spectacle is a series that analyzes the cultural and societal implications of your guilty pleasures. From reality TV to true crime, Spectacle... more

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Introducing The Sunshine Place

Once called “the miracle on the beach,” Synanon began in the 1960s as an experimental rehab facility in Santa Monica,... more

15 Aug 2022 · 6 minutes
True Crime | 8. Soledad O'Brien Highlighting 'Black & Missing' Women

On this week’s episode of Spectacle, our obsession with certain missing women. When Gabby Petito disappeared in September 2021, the... more

11 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
True Crime | 7. From Dirty John to Anna ‘Delvey’ -- why we love a good con

From tech bro scammers to fake heiresses, there’s a scammer story for everyone... nearly everywhere. In this week’s episode, Host... more

04 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
True Crime | 6. Citizen Sleuthing Gone Good… and Bad

In this week’s episode, host Mariah Smith digs into the phenomenon of citizen sleuths. It’s nothing new but with the... more

28 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
True Crime | 5. If It Bleeds, It Leads

When you turn on the nightly news, what usually leads? Often… It’s violence. A shooting. A 5-car pileup. The portrait... more

21 Jul 2022 · 41 minutes
True Crime | 4. Keith Morrison on How Dateline Cracked the True Crime Code

In its 30 years and counting, the news magazine show Dateline has created an unbeatable formula for true crime. Its... more

14 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
True Crime | 3. How Televised Trials Of The 90s Turned Crime Into a Spectacle

In the 1990s, a true crime phenomenon took over our lives – the televised trial. For the first time, we... more

07 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
True Crime | 2. "Hot Ted Bundy"

In this week’s episode, we’ll dissect our problematic sexualization of serial killers. Yeah, it’s kinda sick that #HotTedBundy is a... more

30 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
True Crime | 1. In Cold Blood to Serial & true crime tropes

Host Mariah Smith is back for season 3 to dissect a messy obsession. This is Spectacle: True Crime. In our... more

23 Jun 2022 · 40 minutes
Introducing Spectacle: True Crime

Why is it that after a long, hard day of work we want to unwind with a glass of wine... more

09 Jun 2022 · 2 minutes
Spectacle: True Crime
Introducing The Sunshine Place
Spectacle: True Crime