The recreations are good and the information is very well relayed. Iâm taking away two full stars because the ads play at a much higher volume, they happen too often, and are the old-school type of ad where a third person reads boring copy.
I love this podcast! I love the narrators voice! Itâs enthralling! The storylines are fascinating! Itâs interesting to find out why these people committed such horrendous crimes!
So interesting and love listening to it!
Like most of the other critical reviews, I'm having a hard time getting into the dramatization. Not sure if it's the actors themselves (they DO over-act at some points) or the format in particular. Maybe I'm too used to myriad other True Crime pods that don't have dramatization, and it's just a matter of taste. The narrator, however, is a treat to listen to. Love her voice and delivery.
Wow - so good!
Awesome story telling and thrilling chilling tales!!!
Only listened to the first episode because... I agree with another poster that the bad acting/scripting makes it tough to get into the story. But more than that the narrator doesn't have any connection to the story and she sounds like she is reading a script that would be better as an article than an audio story. The best true crime serial podcasts have an organic feel and the narrator is invested providing insightful thoughts and reflections on the case (see Wondery's Dirty John podcast). It's what hooks you into the story. Here the overly scripted storytelling creates an awkward pacing and randomly strays through forced cliffhanger moments without getting the listener invested and bringing the people and the time period to life. Too bad because the Black Dahlia case is the biggest, and most disturbing, unsolved crime of the last century.
This is an excellent podcast. I love the use of primary source documents.
With Tracy Pattonâs elegant voice as she leads us through the stories and the reenactments, the Hollywood and Crime podcast as perfect!!!
The story mysteries are excellent. Intriguing, suspenseful, and seemingly noticeable attention to historical details and facts. To top it off the arrangement and presentation of each series is professionally performed. Technically the arrangement of episodes is user friendly and easy to set-up. Five stars on both content and technical application. Great job folks and thank you. Love the stories on long drives.
I like true crime and I like reading about things that happened in the 1940 and 1950. World War II and the World War II Era and post war era is interesting to me. But I get so tired of listening to every other word being a curse word. This podcast is great for anyone interested in crimes like The Black Dalia. Because there were more than one. She may be the most famous one, but there were others very much like hers. Happy listening!
One of my favorite podcasts!! It is the first one I will go to when my new episodes are a available. I love the content. Well written and transcribed/acted out. Provides great detail and theory. KUDOS ðð¼ðð¼ð
Fantastic topic and presented exceptionally.
This will keep you on the edge of your seat, without being longwinded. I can't wait to listen to the next season!!!
It's a little cheesy, but I enjoyed the narration and voice acting. The stories are great and for someone not familiar with WW2-era LA, a fascinating look at history and a string of murders. I'm leaving a 4 star review because parts of it are incredibly cheesy. But I listened to every episode and enjoyed the storytelling.
I absolutely loved the the first season. I was hooked. I love true crime, and I never knew about these other murres that happened around the time of the Black Dahlia. The way the tell the story with a cast on a old radio show. Then they pick up on what they call season two. They are going to talk about the crimes in the 21st century, and how forensics now would help solve the cases. It went to straight boring. The host is boring, the people she has on the show is boring and how they present everything just boring. I had to stop listening, and unsubscribe. I wish didn't have to cause you had something great.
I'm living out my LA noir nightmare fantasies via Hollywood & Crime. Highly recommend!
BUT instead of going on hiatus, they keep pushing through series teaser for other shows. I'm unsubscribing until I hear that they are going back to their regular show.
The first season goes into great detail about a series of women murdered in Hollywood. The story telling is superb. Then to top it off the 2nd season introduces analysis, investigation and additional information to round out the events. Great job.
Despite some awkward ad placement & acting, this podcast is great for those who love old Hollywood & crime!
It is an amazing podcast. Cant stop listening!
This podcast is fantastic. I love Tracy Pattin's narration, her voice is clear, distinctive, and very easy to listen to. The reenactments are incredibly well done, and it makes you feel like you traveled back in time and are present during the investigations. Highly recommend, especially for people who are interested in the Black Dahlia case, and 1940's noir fiction.
The ads are very long and very disruptive
Love this podcast. It's evident that incredible amount of time and energy went into this show. Bring on more! Please.
So many ads! It's gross to listen to a description of a brutal murder and then have the host come on in a chipper voice and tell us about the meals she prepared this week. It's the same voice she uses to describe the murder details, like she is really enjoying all the gory details. It's creepy. The acting is terrible, almost mocking and distracts from the evidence. I don't think this show has much respect for the victims. The last episode of the season supposedly had "breaking news." Jim Clemente (behavior analyst) thinks it was a serial killer. That's it, that's the news. Now you don't have to listen to 10 minutes of ads. This podcast feels manipulative.
I am throughly enjoying this show. I have binged listened to Season One and now starting Season Two. VERY well done!
I'm so glad to have found this podcast. It brings the beauty of a radio drama to the modern age. It's well researched, fascinating and all around wonderful.
I gave this podcast 3 stars due to the awful music and poor voice acting. The story line is interesting and well told, but the actors ruin it for me.
I discovered this from a friends recommendation, and I'm so glad she gave it to me. This podcast was dramatic yet not over the top, very research based, and tried to stick as much as possible to evidence instead of speculation. I did not know all of the other victims and drama surrounding the black dahlias murder but it definitely is worth a listen. You won't be disappointed.
Very well done, interesting stories. I hope there will be many seasons!
The premise is cool and even though the voice acting can be rather cheesy, I can find myself being immersed in the time period...and then they throw two long commercials right in the middle of the episode. And they try to fit them in seamlessly so you don't know a commercial has started. It's so counterproductive to the format they've tried to lay out. You've obviously attempted to immerse people with your sounds and voice acting only to cut it off and try to sell us a bra. Just put the ads at the beginning for crying out loud. It destroys the whole experience.
Literally. I get a sharp pain in my lower left leg whenever I have to listen to the terrible voice acting. True story.
The content of the podcast is interesting, but the episodes seem a bit disjointed (at least the first 5). It's difficult to keep track of who's who and what story to follow. And the reenactment dialogue is just terrible. All that aside, it's still a worthwhile listen.
I really like the series and especially the final episodes with modern behavioral analysis. Excellent research.My only objections: I prefer a longer format -and- the voice reenactments took a bit of getting used to.
I was skeptical at first but was so happy I gave it a try. Wonderfully done and addictive to the end!
Just not my thing. Not into the acting or attempt to play out the story.
The story was interesting enough, I enjoy listening to true crime, however voice actors ruined it. I could only make it through 4 & 1/2 episodes. I would have preferred for the narrator to tell the story. I would have loved to hear her conclusion but I can't listen to anymore of this.
I like that you don't include a lot of unrelated conversation. Nice addition w JIM Clemente profile, great job thank you!!
Look forward to every episode!
Liked it at first, but after the recent episodes I'm very confused. The story doesn't flow very well and it's VERY hard to follow.
I enjoy how it goes from a narrator in present day back to a dramatization of what might have been happening in the past. Very interesting to learn about old cases. The host has a great voice!
Fascinating podcast with great reenactments! Very well produced and entertaining! And love Jim Clemente and his analysis!
Really enjoy this podcast
Came across this podcast by accident and I was not disappointed.
Soldier Boy especially. It sounds like I'm listening to a man tolerating two women who don't know what they're talking about but want to seem like they do. They quickly agree with the man when he easily/quickly points out how they are wrong. Cringe.
I live in California and I was always interesting on some. Unsolved mysteries of Hollywood. I hope you keep making more stories on some mysteries and crime in Hollywood.
Just an amazing podcast
One of my top 3 podcasts. It is a must listen. I have read several books on the Dahlia case, but I've learned so many new things from listening. Please keep it up!!
It's produced, but not over produced and I'm hooked. I really look forward to each new episode.