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Episode 267: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 10

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare the life of the Hillside Strangler. In August of this year, Judge Mader published Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America, which best selling author Michael Connelly called: "a perfect book: engrossing and telling at the same time." The Judge has granted Crime Story permission...

Episode 266: Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 9

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare the life of the Hillside Strangler. In August of this year, Judge Mader published Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America, which best selling author Michael Connelly called: "a perfect book: engrossing and telling at the same time." The Judge has granted Crime Story permission...

Ten (+1) Memorable Crime Story Journal Entries

2020 was the first full year of Crime Story’s existence and we thought it would be fitting to mark the end of that year with a list of some of our most memorable posts. Last week, we presented eleven memorable interviews with storytellers who have produced stories in the world of crime and justice, which you can find here. Today we present eleven stories that have helped define the Crime Story mission to explore what lies behind impactful real life narratives in the world of crime and justice.

Episode 265: The Robert Durst Trial: Susy Berman’s Greatest Unfinished Story — Part 4

You can find part three of this story here. Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. On the last night of her life, Dec. 22, 2000, Susan Berman picked up her friend Richard Markey, and drove her Isuzu —an SUV rebuilt by her mechanic to replace the LeBaron — to dinner at the Broadway Deli in Santa Monica. Then, they took in a movie, “Best in Show.” She dropped him off afterward, at about 10:30 pm, Markey said, “and...

Episode 264: The Robert Durst Trial: Susy Berman’s Greatest Unfinished Story — Part 3

You can find part two of this story here. Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. By 1983, Susan Berman was back in Los Angeles, having embarked on her new career as a screenwriter, and working on the script for “Easy Street.” She rented a house in Beverly Hills and bought a Chrysler LeBaron convertible. “It was very important to her to maintain an image,” said television writer Carol Mendelsohn, who worked with Berman during the last year of...

Ten (+1) Memorable Storyteller Interviews

2020 was the first full year of Crime Story's existence and we thought it would be fitting to mark the end of that year with a list of some of our most memorable posts. We begin with eleven memorable interviews from The Crime Story Podcast with storytellers who have produced stories in the world of crime and justice. Here they are in no particular order: David Simon Homicide, The Corner and The Wire This is my 4-Part conversation with David Simon.