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.
And they are the same ads every episode
I found this podcast by chance, browsing through iTunes. After the first listen I was hooked. I appreciate the unique storytelling technique, mixing narration with the cast of actors replicating news anchors, press conferences, and police interviews. It's old timey radio drama meets investigative reporting. Fans of true crime, mystery, and Hollywood drama will love this. The storylines sometimes get a bit confusing, or jump around in a way that's hard to follow, but ultimately I find my way back and enjoy the time I spent listening. Would definitely recommend to others.
True crime and old Hollywood. Love it!
This podcast is my go-to while I'm driving, walking, and puttering around the house. The storytelling is well done, the reenactments are minimally cheesy, and it's a good history lesson for some terribly brutal crimes surrounding WWII. I hope more stories are to come!
This is an enjoyable podcast; well produced with just the right amount of camp in the "scenes." Only thing that really bugs me is the ads in the middle that use the same theme song. Same ads, same song. It's overkill and now the theme makes me nuts. But overall I recommend
I live in LA so I love when they mention places that are still around so I can take history drives. This podcast is very detailed and I hope there will be a lot more in the future!
Every episode leaves me entertained and wanting another episode.
Great storytelling! Loving this podcast!
If you're a fan of true crime and history, this is the best mix for you!
affected, cringey acting and unconvincing script. really annoying. wish the reporter would just narrate the story
I don't like the voices in this at all. It's like they are reading a script and trying out for an acting part. Just not my cup of tea.
Tacky & gimmicky, and done seemingly without respect for the victims or their families. Really feels like an attempt at a jaunty dog & pony show to ride the wave of popular true crime podcasts being released now. Re-enactments & voice acting feel even more contrived than those on Unsolved Mysteries. I'll pass on this novelty.
It's not very focused. It seems to hop around stories. The commercial breaks (while needed, obviously) mess up the flow a lot, as does the switching from narration to scenes featuring a bunch of different actors.May be good for someone interested in the history of LA, though.
This is an almost-great podcast, especially if you are fan of old-timey radio drama like I am. But be warned, the host is insufferable. I have to fast-forward whenever she's speaking because she is overacting SO hard. Also, it's VERY unclear when they are reporting facts and when it's totally made up. Like they'll say "This interview/press conference/etc. was recorded..." and then play an obviously renacted scene. This seems unethical and misleading. I'm not sure why they stopped after episode 12, but it was mostly interesting up to that point.
Was fine until they started playing other podcasts through their feed.
I have enjoyed this podcast from Day 1. If you have not listened yet, go back to the beginning and catch up!
can't wait for season2!!!!
Such an amazing podcast with so much audio drama and contextualization of serial killers! It's ð¥ð¥ð¥
Well done! Great story telling. Love the style
Very fun podcast and very different. Normally i find dramatizations obnoxious, but they use it sparingly here so when it does come up it is effective. It plays like a fun radio show. I had some previous knowledge of the black dahlia case but this podcast fills in LOTS of gaps. Check it out
I heard about this podcast from listening to Crimetown and I LOVE it!! I basically binged on it, ignoring my other podcasts for awhile and now I can't wait for season two. Try it, if you like true crime stories, you will love this podcast.
You have to be over 50 to enjoy the cheesy production and corny narration.
The subject is so compelling, but the bad old timey radio acting is insufferable. The recaps at the begining are muddled in with so much extra info that I always end up checking to see if I have the right episode on, and the odd placement of sponsorship is annoying. I think I'm hate listening at this point.
The narration and content are top notch, but the audio reenactments are all but unbearable to listen to. Either get rid of them entirely, or hire people with actual talent.
You may think the Black Dahlia has been done to death, but think again! Give THIS podcast a listen, you won't be disappointed.
I've been enjoying this podcast. Sometimes I get a little lost in all the names, dates and places, I wouldn't mind more recaps. Just when I thought the podcast would be winding down with the dahlia story the most recent episode revealed how much more is to come. I feel like the story is just heating up. Can't wait!
The voice acting is SO BAD and the ad placement is distracting and repetitive.
This is a fun podcast, but the acting is horrible. I almost can't take it seriously.
Not just the same old boring murder stories, The dramatization that is integrated into the reporting makes this a fun listen. Very retro. Perfectly produced.
This is my new favorite podcast! It's the perfect blend of storytelling and audio drama. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes crime stories.
Very high production quality, good content, overall very well done!
There are many dramatized crime podcasts out there. I haven't found one I could listen to till I tried Hollywood&Crime. Thanks for making a great podcast!
I really like the show, but the voice actors are a bit ameatur. What really turns me off are the amount of ads. I get that podcasters should be paid for their work and I'd be OK with a few ads per episode, but there are at least 6 ads per 40 minute show broken up into three ad breaks. It makes for a choppy listening experience.
Hard to believe, but this is my first-ever podcast and Iâm hooked. So much fun to listen to, and a treat for a mystery-lover like me!!!
I like this podcast as it focuses on a period in Los Angles in the 40's. It is well-covered ground by author James Elroy, but I can't get enough of it. Why do all the supporting characters in the scenes have east coast accents? Most times when a cop speaks in this podcast his accent is straight from Car 54. I'm sure there were a few transplants in those days, but most of the Californians spoke without that accent. In A recent episode a waitress spoke in a New York/Yiddish mix that sounded like she was a caterer on the set of West Side Story. It seems trivial, but the podcast comes across as so factual, yet they go for the low hanging fruit that most hack screen writers use when writing a cop scene (though to be fair, I haven't heard a cop character with an Irish brogue named "Clancy"...yet). Just seems lazy to go that route.
I love this podcast. It's very entertaining. It's like watching true crime but the visuals are all in your mind. I look forward to every new episode.
My favorite podcast thus far!
Simply put, this is the best podcast in the history of podcasts and the earth! I am so obsessed with this podcast. Great stories that are interesting and engaging. Keep up the great work!
The team behind the Hollywood & Crime podcast really know how to set a scene and make you visualize what is happening. Very interesting history about L.A. immediately post WWII.