Not Another True Crime
Betches Media presents a podcast for people who love all types of sketchy things—from cults to conspiracy theories to, of course, crime—with a healthy dose of irreverent humor. Each week, Sara Levine and Danny Murphy give the lowdown on one morbidly fascinating topic. They’ll present the facts of each case, punctuated with jokes and side tangents, along with their own personal theories. For more things true crime, follow us on Instagram @natcpod.View Promo Codes
Sara Levine is the Editor-in-Chief of Betches and the co-host of Not Another True Crime Podcast. Her hobbies are whichever season of Real Housewives she’s watching.
Danny Murphy is a comedian and coffee drinker who hosts Not Another True Crime Podcast for Betches. He also can be heard every Wednesday as the resident pop culture host on Sirius XM’s Bennington and is the host/creator of the digital series Venti Vents: where caffeinating meets complaining.
Where to Start
The Mast Bros Chocolate Scandal
This week, Sara and Danny are joined by comedian and writer Dan Perlman to break down the chocolate company whose scandal shook the world of bougie confectionary: Mast Chocolate. They talk all about the company used fancy sounding buzzwords like bean-to-bar to fool everyone into thinking that their chocolate was the next big thing, all the while using commercially available chocolate and selling it at a way too high price. Be sure to follow @danperlman and watch Season 2 of his show Flatbush Misdemeanors out now!
The Hipster Grifter & LIVE Show Games!
Sara and Danny are back to cover a deep cut from 2009, The Hipster Grifter. They talk all about Kari Ferrell’s fraud-fueled journey from Salt Lake City all the way to the hipster capital of the world, Brooklyn. The cover all the scams she did along the way and how on earth she was able to get a job at Vice with just a few simple lies. After that, we’re bringing you all the games from our live show at Union Hall, where Sara and Danny go head to head (with the help of some audience members) to see who will come out on top. Be sure to follow @notanothertruecrime to be sure not to miss our next live show!
The Psychic Ponzi Scheme
Sara and Danny are back to talk about a scam in the 90's that affected over a million people in the US and abroad: the Maria Duval psychic mail scam. They go through all the details of how the scam came to be and how it functioned, and just how it managed to generate over $200 million in revenue by targeting the sick and the elderly. They also get into how the scam was brought down by the US government, and what happened to the fraudsters who perpetrated the scheme. To end the episode, they put their psychic powers of prediction to the test, answering a series of questions about how the rest of the year will unfold! RESOURCES: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/07/investigates/maria-duval-psychic-scam-invs/index.html https://nypost.com/2018/08/25/how-a-psychic-bilked-250m-with-a-simple-mail-scam/ https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nyedce/2:2014cv06791/363225/51/ https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/news/psychic-maria-duval-chapter-four/index.html https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/30/news/psychic-maria-duval-chapter-five/index.html https://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/news/maria-duval-psychics/index.html https://ecf.nyed.uscourts.gov/doc1/123111878951
Love you guys so much. The content and commentary is spot on. I love crime but I neeeed the comedy mixed in because I’m a Scorpio and my only sense of humor is dark.
Every Monday I listen to NATCP and I feel like I am catching up with friends talking about crime and conspiracies over coffee.
It’s —-not another—- true crime podcast! It’s not the same as others (which I also like). This is TRULY like doing a rundown of a case with your friends sitting around. The hosts are great and hilarious! The fan base is as well.
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Think of Jordana and Dr. Naomi as your BFF and your therapist, sitting side-by-side at the brunch table trying to help you get through your problems. Because sometimes we really need advice from people with no skin in the game. And let’s face it, your friends can’t stand to hear that story one more time.