...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcas

...These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcas

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True crime writers and pop culture podcasters Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie invite special guests to talk about ripped-from-the-headlines episodes of Law & Order, SVU, and Criminal Intent.

Episodes

L&O: The bikini girl, the news anchors, and the Ponzi scheme (w/Amber Hunt)  

A bikini posing TV reporter gets murdered and all the anchors want to do is stab each other in the back. But could the lightweight journalist have been close to exposing a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme when she was killed? This time we look at original recipe season 19 episode 17 "Anchors Away." Our guest is host of the Accused podcast Amber Hunt.

This episode was inspired by the Bernie Madoff case and the scandals of TV anchors Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane.

SVU: Grifters fake a rape to extort a Trump-like billionaire (w/June Thomas)  

SVU S2 E8 Taken


Boy, it can really ruin the grand opening of a 5-star hotel when a guest is assaulted...even if it's only part of a convoluted scam to extort $10 million from the owner. This time we look at SVU season 2 episode 8 "Taken." Our guest is writer and co-host of Slate's DoubleX Gabfest podcast June Thomas.


This episode was inspired by the fake rape extortion case at Walt Disney World.


Our sponsor is Blue Apron. Get your first three meals free with free shipping at www.blueapron.com/order.

SVU: Come back with my frozen embryos! (w/Carvell Wallace)  

This case has everything! Someone stealing frozen embryos! A mother harvesting her disabled daughter's eggs! Olivia baby angst! A courthouse steps shooting! Dwarfs! Luis from "Sesame Street"! We'll try to figure out what happened in SVU season 9 episode 14 "Inconceivable." Our guest is writer and co-host of the Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting podcast Carvell Williams. Part of the story references the controversial case of little girl "Ashley X" and the medical treatment used to address her severe disabilities. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals free with free shipping at www.blueapron.com/order.

SVU: John Stamos has 20 kids & gets blown up with a knife (w/Gillian Pensavalle)  

Remember when John Stamos was the guest star on SVU? And he fathered 20 kids by 20 different women (which isn't actually a crime)? And he got killed by a special knife that made his chest blow up? Yeah...it's kind of hard to forget. We're going to figure out what happened in SVU season 12 episode 22 "Bang." Our guest is Gillian Pensavalle from the True Crime Obsessed podcast. This episode is based loosely on a clinical study into "reproductive coercion," and also the story of British bloke Keith Macdonald who had ten baby mommas. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Harry's razors. Get $5 off one of their shave sets at harrys.com/theirstories.

L&O: The stalker strangled the soap star (w/ Brady Carlson)  

How do you track down a deranged fan who'd choke their favorite soap star in Central Park? Interview a studio grip, a female impersonator, and Allison Janney. And stop to get some fettuccine before you make an arrest. Logan and Cerreta chase a stalker in L&O season 2 episode 12 "Star Struck." Our guest is repeat offender Brady Carlson of Wisconsin Public Radio.  This L&O episode is based on several high-profile cases, including the Rebecca Schaeffer murder. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Blue Apron. Get your first THREE meals FREE - with free shipping - by going to blueapron.com/order.

CI: Goren suspects everyone in the family bludgeoned Dad (w/Sarah D. Bunting)  

CI: S3 E9 "HAPPY FAMILY" When a wealthy financier is bludgeoned to death in his home, whom does Goren suspect? The soon-to-be-ex? The new boyfriend? The nanny? The brother-in-law? The children? The answer: everyone. We're diving into L&O:Criminal Intent S3 E9 "Happy Family," a rare episode in which the killer isn't revealed until the last minute. Our guest this episode is repeat offender and Chester Lake advocate Sarah D. Bunting: blogger, TV critic, and host of The Blotter podcast. This Criminal Intent episode is based on the Ted & Generosa Ammon case. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Casper mattress. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/lawandorder and using offer code LAWANDORDER. Support also comes from Protect America home security. Go to protectamerica.com/lawandorder to get $5 off your monthly monitoring.

SVU: The rape joke comic was a rape joke rapist (w/Pat Dixon)  

He's a stand up comic who likes to tell female hecklers it would be funny if they got raped. Then when one of them walks home...well, it's SVU so you can guess the rest. Kevin & Rebecca dive into SVU S15 E15 "Comic Perversion" with Pat Dixon, comedian and host of the podcast "NYC Crime Report." This episode is based on two scandals, one involving Daniel Tosh and the other with Derek Jeter. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals and free shipping at www.blueapron.com/order.

L&O: The singer caused the mob restaurant shooting (w/Chris Greene)  

Nothing like eating an expensive meal in an Italian restaurant when one mobster shoots another because he's heckling the singer. But that's just the start of the trouble in this mafia-and-meatballs-themed episode L&O S14 E20 "Everybody Loves Raimondo's." Green & Briscoe (in one of Jerry Orbach's last episodes) think a movie producer was the victim of a conveniently-timed hit at an exclusive restaurant frequented by celebrities, judges, and mobsters alike. Kevin & Rebecca welcome Chris Greene of RTÉ Two radio in Ireland and co-host of "Craic Addicts." He brings a certain amount of "Paddywackery" to the show. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder.

L&O: The Holocaust survivor who married a Nazi (w/ Adam Ragusea)  

L&O S3 E13 "NIGHT AND FOG" Kevin and Rebecca go back to the Stone Age to watch Law & Order Original Recipe Season 3, Episode 13. In "Night and Fog," Briscoe and Logan learn a pair of Holocaust survivors quarreled about a Nazi collaborator who came from the husband's village, and Stone and Robinette believe the woman was murdered because she'd learned his war-time secret.  Our guest is the very savvy Adam Ragusea, host of Current's "The Pub" podcast. He's also turned his savage wit and musical wisdom into a mostly-critical, but often-hilarious look at Billy Joel's career in "We Didn't Start the Podcast."  This episode of Law & Order takes its cue from the real life case of accused concentration camp prison guard John "Ivan the Terrible" Demjanjuk. Our sponsor is ThirdLove bras. ThirdLove stands behind their products so much that they’re willing to let our listeners try a bra from their 24/7 collection FREE! Just pay $2.99 for shipping. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder.

SVU: The prep school rapist & the Cherry Pickers Club  

SVU S17 E12 A Misunderstanding This episode, Kevin & Rebecca are joined by Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddy Gray journalist Amelia McDonell-Parry as they look at SVU season 17 episode 12 "A Misunderstanding." What really happened between those two teens in the prep school darkroom? The girl's texts are hurting the case, but then the squad learns the boy is part of a virgin-collecting contest in the secret "Cherry Picker's Club." The ripped from the headlines case this episode is based on is the rape trial of St. Paul's prep school graduate Owen Labrie. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals and free shipping at www.blueapron.com/order. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Try a free bra for 30 days at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.

SVU: The twin girl learns she's really a boy (w/Jack O'Brien)  

Kevin and Rebecca welcome Jack O'Brien (Cracked podcast, Cracked magazine) to talk about SVU season 6 episode 12 "Identity." Benson & Stabler's search for the victim of a botched rape leads them to a set of twins...and the sister has more in common with her brother than she realizes. The episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals free by going to www.blueapron.com/order. We're also brought to you by Casper Mattress. Get $50 off by going to www.caspser.com/lawandorder and using code LAWANDORDER at check out.

SVU: Bob Saget puts a microchip in his wife then gives her his liver (w/Taylor Quimby)  

SVU S8 E9 "Choreographed" Kevin & Rebecca are joined by Outside/In senior producer Taylor Quimby - better known to our fans as Uncanny Valleys, the composer of our catchy theme song. The panel discusses a CRA-zy SVU installment from season 8 episode 9, "Choreographed." Rabid dogs, mute witnesses, philandering husbands, secretly implanted microchips, a liver transplant...and Stabler & Benson are reunited after his fling with temporary partner, Dani. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals for free (with free shipping) by going to blueapron.com/order

SVU: Harry Connick Jr macks on Olivia & busts rapey military contractors (w/Patrick Hinds)  

Patrick Hinds (Theater People, Broadway Backstory podcasts) joins Kevin & Rebecca to dish on SVU S13 E12 "Official Story." Harry Connick Jr makes a guest stint as a DA who goes after some military contractors who drugged and gang-raped a co-worker in Afghanistan - and then goes after Olivia who's swooning over him. This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove. Try a bra for 30 days for free (just $2.99 for shipping) by going to thirdlove.com/lawandorder. And welcoming new sponsor Blue Apron. Get your first three meals for free (with free shipping) by going to blueapron.com/order.

L&O: Van Buren sends an innocent man to prison (w/Dr. Marcia Chatelain)  

Kevin & Rebecca talk with scholar and social justice advocate Dr. Marcia Chatelain (Office Hours podcast). In original recipe season 12 episode 7, "Myth of Fingerprints," a homicide lead Briscoe & Green to revisit the case that helped Van Buren make lieutenant - only to find the fingerprint evidence that put two men away was fudged. Sponsors of this episode include PrepDish. We're also brought to you by Esalon. Save 50% on your first order at esalon.com/lawandorder. TATS is happy to welcome its new sponsor, Third Love. Try a new bra from Third Love free for 30 days by going to thirdlove.com/lawandorder.

L&O: Rubirosa accuses Cutter of pimping her out (w/The Bitter Script Reader)  

LO S18E10 "Tango": Kevin & Rebecca are joined by the anonymous Hollywood blogger known as the Bitter Script Reader. They look at Law & Order season 18 episode 10 "Tango." A missing teenage girl is spotted in the company of a pimp and hooker before turning up dead. Will Cutter use Rubirosa's sex appeal to win the case? This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get $10 of your first order at esalon.com/lawandorder

CI: The guy from Stranger Things sends his family to heaven (w/Paul Bae)  

CI S8E9 "Family Values": Comedian, author, and producer of the hit podcasts "The Black Tapes" and "Tanis" Paul Bae gives Criminal Intent a try. In S8 E9 "Family Values," a conservative man believes he can save his family's souls by sending them to heaven. Can Goren and Eames save his daughter before it's too late? This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get 50% off your first box at esalon.com/lawandorder.

L&O: A creepy celebrity watches kids from an ice cream truck (w/Erin Fox)  

LO S13E24 "Smoke": TVGuide.com reporter Erin Fox joins the gang to discuss original recipe season 13, episode 24, "Smoke." A baby falls to his death after being dangled from a window by his celebrity father. But the investigation uncovers allegations of other improper conduct. This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get 50% off your first box at esalon.com/lawandorder.

CI: A woman poisons people to open a kid’s clothing store (w/Lani Diane Rich)  

CI S1E7 "Poison": Lani Diane Rich, writer and host of the StoryWonk network of podcasts (Dusted, We Used to Be Friends, The Light Bulb) chimes in on Criminal Intent season 1 episode 7 "Poison." Goren and Eames hunt someone putting cyanide in headache medicine. Is she trying to kill lots of people...or just one in particular? This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get 50% off your first box at esalon.com/lawandorder.

L&O: Van Buren shoots a teenager in front of her kids (w/Sarah Hohman)  

LO S5E6 "Competence": Writer and comedienne Sarah Hohman joins the panel to break down original recipe season 5, episode 6 "Competence." In an episode that feels familiar today, Van Buren kills an unarmed kid during an apparent robbery. Race, gender, politics, loyalty, and intellectual disabilities all complicate the investigation.

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