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The best podcasts for true crime lovers, who can't find time to read crime books and want to know who, what, where & why!

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Host of the Murder Shelf Book Club podcast, Jill is a retired high school history and psychology educator, she has loved true crime since before 'true crime' existed! Believing in giving back to her community, after studying at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust education institute of Israel, Jill served on the Bd of Directors at CHHANGE, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education Center at Brookdale Community College for 25 years, teaching teachers and presenting workshops for the community. Her areas of expertise are Holocaust education, Balkan ethnic cleansing of the 1990s, terrorism, and international relations. Jill works with the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe as an election observer, evaluating the legality and quality of elections across Europe and central Asia. Her deployments include Croatia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine. Growing up during the 'Golden Age of Serial Killers', Jill was baffled, repulsed, wanting to know WHY such terrible crime occur! After 30 years of teaching AP Psychology, Jill retired. Today, she is the host of the Murder Shelf Book Club true crime podcast. She tells the author's story, with her analysis and updates, delving into the case. Passionate about accuracy and integrity, Jill's research is unmatched, ensuring that what she says is truthful, while being sensitive to the victims, their families and the families of perpetrators. Every other week, a new episode posts here! https://linktr.ee/murdershelfbookclub Teaching psychology while reading voraciously any book on serial killers, Jill created an age-appropriate unit on the types of serial murderers, begun for graduating students. Fascinated, her students insisted on do the project, even if they'd already earned an "A" for the year. After retiring, Jill joined a true crime book club, taking over as organizer. She also began teaching two serial killer courses for a continuing adult education program. Eager to learn more herself, she began working on her certification as a criminal profiler. Her interest became further heightened after attending CrimeCon, a convention for serious true crime fans. There, Jill met P.I. Sheila Wysocki, and began working on a series of cases with her, applying her skills as a researcher and her psychology background. Jill also investigated and reported on the missing person case of indigenous woman, Kristyn Sue Richerson in Muskogee, Oklahoma, missing since Memorial Day weekend 2018.

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

The Murder Shelf Book Club is named for host Jill's literal 'murder shelf', where she keeps all of her crime, serial killer, missing persons, and criminology books and textbooks. Frankly, it's daunting and has terrorized any number of electricians and workers, who jerked back, fearing where they had wandered into. Jill selects books about a poignant true crime case, while weaving into the story the lessons that may be extracted, identifying red flags, and promoting safety. Compassionate, Jill does not hesitate to condemn the guilty. She often suggests reforms that would strengthen the judicial system, using common sense in her approach, Jill subscribes to a number of true crime podcasts that she appreciates, who subscribe to her philosophy of respecting victims, their families as well as innocents impacted by the cases.

What is my podcast playlist about?

Jill has created a playlist of quality true crime podcasts who have an important role to play in educating the public about the judicial system, specific cases, and heighten awareness.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Without Warning Podcast®

Why this podcast?

Jill has worked with P.I. Sheila Wysocki on several of cases, doing research and developing psychological profiles. She knows first-hand that Sheila committed to finding answers for her clients with integrity and perseverance. The Jonathan Crews, Lauren Agee, Christian Andreacchio and Katy and River Major cases showed Jill that Sheila is the 'real deal'.

Without Warning Podcast®

Without Warning Podcast®

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Without Warning Podcast® is a true crime in real-time. This podcast goes behind the scenes with renowned private investigator Sheila Wysocki as she pulls back the curtain on official police investigations of real, tragic deaths that don’t add up. Crowdsourcing JusticeTM. In Season One of the Without Warning® podcast, Wysocki investigates the tragic death of Lauren Agee, who died while attending a lakeside boating event with friends. Is the police's conclusion that it was an accident consistent with all the evidence? Hear what Lauren's mother, her friends, others at the scene, and law enforcement have to say. In Season Two of Without Warning Podcast® Crowdsourcing JusticeTM, Wysocki turns her attention to Christian Andreacchio, who was found in his bathtub with a bullet hole in his head by friends who called 911 believing he had shot himself. But does the physical evidence add up to suicide? Hear what Christian's mother, friends, and law enforcement say. In this true-crime podcast, you decide who’s telling the truth, who’s lying, what happened to the evidence, and whether the police investigation was done right. In Season Four of Without Warning Podcast® Crowdsourcing Justice, Wysocki takes the listener through the Jonathan Crews case. Brenda Lazaro called 911, saying Jonathan wanted to show her how much he loved her and shot himself. The evidence tells a different story. Season Five takes a turn Through Private Eyes with co-host Katherine Mayer of Mayer Consulting and Private Investigator Danielle Burch. Taking the listeners through the eyes of an investigation. Taking all sides of the Dani Smith case, a reported suicide with many red flags throughout the investigation. Was it a suicide? Season Six takes the listener through the 47 million-dollar lawsuit against the Andreacchio family, podcasters including Without Warning. The end of the lawsuit produced a wealth of information for Christian's case. Not one penny was paid for the frivolous lawsuit. Jett Miller, the plaintiff, explains why the lawsuit was filed, not what you think. PI Page: www.sheilawysocki.com Podcast Page: https://www.sheilawysocki.com/the-studio Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/withoutwarning Twitter: @scrappymomPI Instagram: @withoutwarningpi @privateeyepups Facebook: Without Warning PI All rights reserved ©

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2. The Unlovely Truth

Why this podcast?

Lori Morrison's skills as a P.I. are impressive as is her understanding of human nature, which comes across deftly in her podcast, The Unlovely Truth. Cast through the lens of Lori's profoundly deep Christian faith, the lessons revealed apply to all people, of every creed. A true crime podcast, one is LIFTED after listening.

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Exploring the intersection of faith and true crime.

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3. Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum

Why this podcast?

The vast professional experiences of Sheryl McCollum, combined with her decency, integrity, and delightful southern affect makes for an amazing venture into true crime, often unsolved cold cases. The array of guests also lends itself to quality and great insight, as together, they peel back the layers of the onion. Family members often speak freely, comfortable with Sheryl, so the listener learns who the victims were, beyond the headlines.

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Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum

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Work a cold case alongside investigator Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. Every week, Sheryl dives into her cold case files alongside accomplished guests to look for clues into unsolved murders, missing people, and more. This ain’t just a podcast but a war room. Sheryl opens her cold case files, her heart and her little black book! You will quickly realize Zone 7 is not a place but a lifestyle!

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4. The Prosecutors

Why this podcast?

Very well known, highly respected, The Prosecutors delve into true crime cases from a position of legal expertise. Brett and Alice are resolved to examine the evidence, which leads to their conclusions, a refreshing take where many falter by allowing conspiracy theories and misinformation to motivate. Applying a heavy dose of judicial experience meshed with critical thinking, they leave no stone unturned.

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The Prosecutors

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A true crime podcast with a different point of view. Every week, Alice and Brett bring their unique perspective as prosecutors to the most famous cold case mysteries of all time. Murder, mayhem, disappearances, you name it. If it's true crime, they're on the case. Custom case art by Hannah Hill. https://instagram.com/serious_moonlite?igshid=lhy8ijowoc9p

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5. True Crime Brewery

Why this podcast?

Hosts Jill and Dick do the work necessary to thoroughly present a true crime story from all angles, with a compassionate heart. A pediatrician, Dick uses his lifetime of professional experience to explain complex autopsies, drug interactions, overdoses, and other physical issues that are pertinent to the story. Always respectful, they maintain a balance between interesting and accurate, never sensationalizing.

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True Crime Brewery

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