Are True-Crime Podcasts Ready for the #DefundthePolice Era?

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Podcasts may be a newer medium to the true-crime game, but what they’ve missed in longevity they’ve made up for in volume and popularity. On the Apple Podcasts charts, Crime JunkieMy Favorite Murder, and Missing in Alaska make up 3 of the top 10. The appeal is no mystery; true-crime pods offer up a world of misdeeds and murder, feeding our most morbid curiosities from the portable, no-stakes comfort of our earbuds.

Some of the most popular podcasts have relied on a paternalistic and trusting relationship with the criminal justice system—one that seems increasingly out of step with the current moment.

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