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Elizabeth Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947 in Los Angeles. She would be forever remembered as the Black Dahlia, and her murder remains one of the most infamous unsolved cases in ...Show More

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Introducing I, Survivor

10:41 | Jul 31st, 2018

There are so many podcasts about crime and tragedy - but few if any who give a voice to those who survived, who overcame adversity, and who could help others get out of the way of physical or emotional harm. Subscribe today:

Introducing Inside JAWS

09:24 | Jun 26th, 2018

Inside Jaws takes you on an immersive journey through the making of 1975’s pulse-pounding hit film Jaws, the first-ever summer blockbuster. Subscribe to Inside Jaws on Apple Podcast today or hear the first 5 episodes at

Introducing Young Charlie by Hollywood & Crime

04:56 | Nov 8th, 2017

How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shared with film director Roman Polanski. The fo...Show More

24 | The Best Suspect Ever

44:45 | Oct 20th, 2017

Eight months passed and then, on Valentine’s Day 1948, there were two attacks. Viola Norton survived an assault by two men who abducted her in Alhambra, an eastern suburb of Los Angeles, and drove her 16 miles to Leimert Park. She was found clinging ...Show More

23 | The Silk Stocking Murder

46:44 | Oct 13th, 2017

On June 21, 1947, six months after the murder of the Black Dahlia, another shocking homicide stole the Werewolf killer’s spotlight. Top Hollywood mobster Bugsy Siegel was assassinated in a Beverly Hills mansion. In a book written decades later, an au...Show More

22 | The Last Stop

41:34 | Oct 6th, 2017

Just ten days after Dorothy Montgomery’s body was found, another wife and mother was attacked – this time in Long Beach, a port city about 25 miles south of L.A. Laura Trelstad was last seen leaving a Mother’s Day party to go dancing  at the Pike, a ...Show More

Introducing Dirty John

05:31 | Oct 2nd, 2017

A true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times. Listen to the rest of Dirty John and subscribe here so you never miss an episode: https://smartu...Show More

21 | Sadist Slayer

42:57 | Sep 29th, 2017

The fourth victim in the mutilation murders of 1947 was Dorothy Montgomery – a mother, homemaker and a teetotaling churchwoman -- whose nude body was found sprawled beneath a pepper tree in L.A.’s southeast suburbs.  Unlike the previous victims, Doro...Show More

Coming soon: Hollywood & Crime S.2

05:38 | Sep 15th, 2017

The ground-breaking serialized docu-drama returns September 29th.

20 | Noir L.A. – Hollywood and Vice with Special Guest Tere Tereba

37:34 | Sep 15th, 2017

Tere Tereba (Author of Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster) discusses all aspects of vice that ran rampant in Los Angeles in the 1940s – with Hollywood & Crime host Tracy Pattin. Featured stories include movie star extortio...Show More

19 | Noir L.A. – Hollywood and Headlines with Special Guest Joan Renner

38:43 | Sep 8th, 2017

Historian Joan Renner (Author of The First with the Latest!: Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City) discusses the news media, the relationship between the Press and the Police in Los Angeles in the 1940s, and three ...Show More

18 | Noir L.A. – ​ Hollywood and Scandals ​ with Special Guest Martin Turnbull

29:56 | Jul 7th, 2017

Martin Turnbull (Author of The Garden of Allah series of novels) ​discusses three headline-making Hollywood Scandals from the 1940s with Hollywood & Crime host Tracy Pattin. ​The featured stories include the statutory rape trial of screen star ​Errol...Show More

17 | Stunning News

37:14 | May 12th, 2017

In this fifth and final special Hollywood and Crime episode host Tracy Pattin sums up these five fascinating cases with FBI Profiler and Real Crime Profile host Jim Clemente and Hollywood crime historian and author of website Deranged LA Crimes Joan ...Show More

16 | A Killer's Message

38:42 | May 5th, 2017

In this fourth special Hollywood and Crime episode host Tracy Pattin talks again to former FBI Profiler and Real Crime Profile Host, Jim Clemente and Hollywood Crime historian and author of website Deranged LA Crimes. This time they analyze two murde...Show More

15 | High Risk Behavior

36:28 | Apr 28th, 2017

In this third special Hollywood and Crime episode we analyze and dig into the horrific details of the most famous unsolved murder to date; that of Elizabeth Short, who will forever be known as ‘The Black Dahlia.’ Host Tracy Pattin is joined by forme...Show More

14 | Soldier Boy

28:53 | Apr 21st, 2017

In this second special episode of Hollywood and Crime, we delve into the unsolved murder of oil heiress Georgette Bauerdorf. Host Tracy Pattin looks into the case with the help of former FBI profiler and Real Crime Profile host Jim Clemente and Holl...Show More

13 | Death Ride

34:54 | Apr 14th, 2017

In this first of five special episodes, Hollywood and Crime profiles the Black Dahlia Murders. Applying 21st Century behavioral analysis to our Season One murders, host Tracy Pattin examines each of our five 20th Century crimes with this modern twist...Show More

Introducing Inside Psycho

13:03 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Inside Psycho is a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitc...Show More

12 | Man Crazy

42:26 | Mar 17th, 2017

In late March 1947, while police in Los Angeles hunted a serial killer, FBI agents in Pittsburgh interrogated the latest prime suspect in the Black Dahlia case. An Army sergeant recounted the romantic 24 hours he’d spent with Elizabeth Short in Septe...Show More

11 | Kiss of Death

39:30 | Mar 10th, 2017

After midnight on March 10, 1947, a railroad worker happened upon a woman’s body sprawled near the tracks in Downtown Los Angeles. Assuming she was drunk, he tried to kiss her – and to his horror realized that the woman was dead. Nine hours later, an...Show More

10 | Dream Killer

41:53 | Mar 3rd, 2017

A month after the trail went cold in the Black Dahlia case police were retracing the steps of Lipstick Murder victim Jeanne French, hoping they would lead to her killer. What they found instead was another brutal murder. The victim this time was an e...Show More

9 | The Lipstick Murder

40:40 | Feb 24th, 2017

On February 10th a woman’s body was found lying in the weeds in a desolate area called “the Moors.” Her face had been beaten to a pulp, and the killer had slashed her face across the mouth from ear to ear – a gruesome reminder of Elizabeth Short’s mu...Show More

8 | Werewolves

44:39 | Feb 17th, 2017

“Werewolves Leave a Trail of Women Murders in L.A.” Only eight days after Elizabeth Short’s body was found Herald-Express reporter Agness Underwood connected the Black Dahlia with an ever-growing list of high profile cold cases, including those of Ge...Show More

7 | Red Herring

43:39 | Feb 10th, 2017

Police investigators closed in on Suspect #1 in the sadistic murder of Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia. The man they sought was Robert “Red” Manley – identified when he used his real name to check into a Pacific Coast Highway motel with Short on Ja...Show More

6 | Black Dahlia

40:06 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Homicide detectives and reporters retraced Elizabeth Short’s steps prior to her body being discovered in Los Angeles on January 15th. Her mother, back in Massachusetts, told investigators that “Betty” had been living in San Diego. She was also traced...Show More

5 | Jane Doe

40:03 | Jan 27th, 2017

January 15, 1947: The body of a young woman was found in a vacant lot south of Hollywood. Mutilated, completely sliced in two at the waist and drained of blood, her face was slashed into the infamous “Glasgow smile.” The head of Los Angeles’ Homicide...Show More

4 | Vampire Slayer

41:50 | Jan 20th, 2017

Two women are found mutilated and murdered in downtown Los Angeles. One woman’s body was lying in the doorway of the closet at the Barclay Hotel. Her leg had been hacked off at the knee; her ankle and foot tossed aside. A few hours later the second w...Show More

3 | White Gardenia

42:47 | Jan 13th, 2017

Early one morning, a young boy and his dog stumbled upon the body of a woman lying on a golf course. Her name was Ora Murray, and she’d been strangled and mutilated – a white gardenia corsage still pinned to her tattered dress. In Los Angeles to visi...Show More

2 | Generous Georgette

40:49 | Jan 6th, 2017

After young oil heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found raped and strangled in her Sunset Strip apartment, police turned their attention to the famous Hollywood Canteen, where she volunteered as a junior hostess. A soldier referred to as the Jitterbug ...Show More

1 | Bathtub Murder

42:48 | Jan 6th, 2017

When beautiful young heiress Georgette Bauerdorf was found dead in her luxurious Sunset Strip apartment, police assumed it was just a tragic accident. The housekeepers discovered her body submerged face down in the bathtub with the hot water tap stil...Show More

Coming Soon

04:57 | Dec 19th, 2016

From Wondery, a new true crime series will immerse you in both the glamour and the underbelly of Hollywood in the 20th century. In season one, Tracy Pattin reopens the murder of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia, and seven other similar...Show More

Introducing Over My Dead Body

06:09 | Feb 12th

What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or visit

Introducing Monstruo

08:51 | Jan 9th

The heart of a man is darkness… No person, place or culture is immune to extreme violence.  Be prepared to take a journey, a tour of the world, where the most horrible atrocities have occurred.  Murder, rape, incest, dismemberment, & cannibalism....Show More

Introducing Last Seen

07:38 | Dec 11th, 2018

It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and th...Show More

Courtroom Drama: Listen Now with Legal Wars

09:44 | Dec 7th, 2018

The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, Wondery’s new podcast LEGAL ...Show More

Introducing TBD with Tina Brown

09:59 | Nov 27th, 2018

As editor in chief at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown has had opportunity to sit down with the world’s most important people to hear their thoughts on the zeitgeist and on her new Podcast, “TBD with Tina Brown,” she invites you to hear her...Show More

Introducing Blackwood

10:49 | Oct 24th, 2018

Five years ago, three teenagers set out to investigate the local legend of their small town, The Blackwood Bugman, and the mysterious disappearances and murders connected to him over the years. But as they soon come to find out, getting too close to ...Show More

Bonus: The City

05:32 | Sep 24th, 2018

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.  After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its d...Show More

Introducing The Wonderland Murders by Hollywood & Crime

06:26 | May 17th, 2018

The Wonderland Murders takes you on journey back to the drug- and sex-fueled world of 1970s Los Angeles, building to a brutal multiple murder just off the Sunset Strip. You can hear the first two episodes right now by searching for The Wonderland Mur...Show More

Wondery presents: Safe For Work

11:36 | Mar 20th, 2018

Sometimes the workplace can get crazy and messy, that's where the podcast Safe For Work comes in. Join the former head of marketing for Nike, NatGeo, and the Oprah Winfrey Network, Liz Dolan and recovering lawyer turned comedian and executive recruit...Show More

Introducing This Is War

08:54 | Mar 13th, 2018

A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “This Is War” chronicles the trials of combat vets both abroad and at home. Subscribe today:

Introducing Business Wars

12:17 | Feb 6th, 2018

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live.  Business Wars gives yo...Show More

Introducing American History Tellers

10:14 | Jan 3rd, 2018

The Cold War, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? American History Tellers takes you to the eve...Show More

32 | Young Charlie: Coming Down Fast

1:02:59 | Dec 29th, 2017

Susan Atkins horrified the Grand Jury on December 5, 1969 with her vivid, gruesome story of the Tate, LaBianca and Hinman murders. Other witnesses, including fellow Manson Family member Linda Kasabian, backed up and added to Atkins’ disturbing testim...Show More

31 | Young Charlie: Slippies

48:44 | Dec 22nd, 2017

On December 4, 1969, prosecuting attorney Vincent Bugliosi interviewed Susan Atkins and was convinced he had a case to connect Manson and his followers to all the murders. And though Manson wasn’t present at any of the actual killings, Bugliosi knew ...Show More

30 | Young Charlie: Summer of Love

47:31 | Dec 15th, 2017

Susan Atkins shared with two inmates the gruesome details of the Tate–LaBianca murders, the murder of Gary Hinman, and her life with cult leader, Charles Manson. One of the inmates decided she had to tell someone and reached to the L.A.P.D. It’s 196...Show More

29 | Young Charlie: How to Win Friends

48:32 | Dec 8th, 2017

In October, 1969, another raid at the Spahn Ranch led to the arrest of a family of hippies tied to a series of crimes. Their leader gave his full name as Manson, Charles M. AKA Jesus Christ, God. One of those arrested, Susan Atkins, told her inmates ...Show More

28 | Young Charlie: Crazy Charlie

48:08 | Dec 1st, 2017

By September 1969, police had interviewed over three hundred people and still had no viable suspects in the Tate or LaBianca murders. It didn’t help that the two separate police departments investigating the murders were not sharing information. And ...Show More

27 | Young Charlie: The Ketchup Bottle Bandits

47:55 | Nov 24th, 2017

On the morning of August 9, 1969, the bodies of actress Sharon Tate and four other people were discovered at the sprawling Benedict Canyon home of Miss Tate and her husband, film director Roman Polanski. The victims had all been brutally murdered. Th...Show More

Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

07:52 | Nov 16th, 2017

Tracy chats with Christine Blackburn of Story Worthy about their favorite episodes on each other podcasts. Feast on these shows @ Hollywood & Crime Binge: How I Built This Story Worthy Dirty John S-Town Sword & ...Show More

26 | Cold Cases

1:08:50 | Nov 3rd, 2017

In the wrap-up of our Black Dahlia Serial Killers series, host Tracy Pattin interviewed true crime experts Joan Renner, editor of Deranged LA and author of The First with the Latest: Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid ...Show More

25 | Missing Persons

48:30 | Oct 27th, 2017

In June 1949, more than a year after the Kern murder, another body was found. Louise Springer, a successful young hairdresser, was carjacked in a parking lot on Crenshaw Boulevard, just five blocks from the site at 39th and Norton where Elizabeth Sho...Show More

Introducing Accused

20:33 | Aug 16th, 2017

When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates: Was the right guy charged, or did a killer wa...Show More

Introducing Locked Up Abroad

15:57 | Jul 11th, 2017

What does it feel like in the split second you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightm...Show More

Introducing Sword and Scale Rewind

06:25 | Jun 14th, 2017

Do you love Sword and Scale? Then you definitely won't want to miss this Sword and Scale aftershow hosted by Lynette Carolla and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. Sword and Scale Rewind will recap and rehash the gripping tales from the wildly popular podcast...Show More

Announcement: Who Did It?

03:02 | Apr 12th, 2017

5 unsolved murders, 1 question. New to Hollywood & Crime? Subscribe here: Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get your first 3 meals for free with free shipping by visiting them here: A...Show More

Introducing I Hate My Boss

17:58 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Today, we're introducing I Hate My Boss. Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief. Hosts Liz Dolan and Larry Seal will help you make the big decisions, navigate the small stuff and get more fulfillment from your work life. Plus, a comedy segment based at the...Show More