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July 1, 2020
Detectives learn a Jewish man paid to have his father's business partner killed, but when Briscoe and Green go to arrest him they learn he's fled to Israel. The Law of Return protects him from extradition, so Carmichael pleads her case in Rabbinical court in an effort to prove he's actually Irish. A shonda! We're not completely comfortable with Law & Order season 11 episode 5 "Return." Our guest is Michal Schick of the Nice Jewish Fangirls podcast. This episode is based on the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Samuel Sheinbein. Support the show.
June 17, 2020
A child dies after her mother locks her in a cage. Why didn't the Department of Child Services know what was going on? Convinced of a cover-up, Benson gets Barba to charge the caseworkers (including Whoopi Goldberg) with manslaughter.  We're talking about SVU season 17 episode 4* "Institutional Fail." Our special guest is Nigel Poor from the Ear Hustle podcast. This story is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Nixzmary Brown. *Note: some streaming services list this as episode 3. Support the show.
June 3, 2020
The crazy playground lady steals a baby. Turns out she was its biological mother. Is the father a married man and prominent legal scholar? He says there was only one way it could have happened... This is a classic podcast episode about a classic SVU episode. We're talking about SVU season 14 episode 7 "Vanity's Bonfire." Our guest is Sarah D. Bunting. This episode is inspired by the sex scandal of presidential candidate John Edwards. This podcast episode originally aired in October 2016. Support the show.
May 20, 2020
The discovery of a body casts doubts about the guilt of the man serving time for the murder. With his conviction overturned, he's now out for the prosecutor who put him behind bars in the first place.  In this special podcast, we're looking at Law & Order:UK, season 1 episode 4 "Unsafe." The British episodes are based on original recipe scripts; this one mirrors L&O season 4 episode 8 "American Dream."  Our guest is Ana Anderson from the Crime by the Bar podcast. The ripped-from-the-headlines case that inspired both episodes is the Billionaire Boys Club.  Support the show.
May 13, 2020
The discovery of a body casts doubts about the guilt of the man serving time for the murder. With his conviction overturned, he's now out for the prosecutor who put him behind bars in the first place.  In this special podcast, we're looking at Law & Order:UK, season 1 episode 4 "Unsafe." The British episodes are based on original recipe scripts; this one mirrors L&O season 4 episode 8 "American Dream."  Our guest is Ana Anderson from the Crime by the Bar podcast. The ripped-from-the-headlines case that inspired both episodes is the Billionaire Boys Club.  Support the show.
May 6, 2020
Benson and Stabler cross paths with an HIV-positive man who's infecting women on purpose. He's cleared in a murder case and cleared in a rape, so instead the elite squad charge him with spreading the disease. We're talking about SVU season 11 episode 11 "Quickie." Our guest is Brandie Posey from the Lady to Lady podcast.  This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Nushawn Williams.  Support the show.
April 22, 2020
Green and Van Buren aren't sure what to make of Briscoe's replacement, Joe Fontana. On their first case, a reservist who'd been a guard at Abu Ghraib is murdered and their suspect declares herself a prisoner of war.  We're looking back at a milestone episode, Law & Order season 15 episode 1 "Paradigm." Our guest is Tracey Ferguson from the Docs That Rock podcast. (Spoiler: Tracey had an important part in this television episode.) The show takes cues from the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison.  Support the show.
April 8, 2020
Mom didn't want her teen having sex with a 21-year-old man. That's how she wound up dead in the kitchen. Her daughter says she bashed her head in because of her severe form of PMS. We're looking at SVU season 6 episode 19 Intoxicated. Our guest is Lauren Milberger from FYI: the Murphy Brown podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Vicki Robinson.  Support the show.
March 25, 2020
Logan and Briscoe think a fertility doctor is scamming women into believing they’re pregnant. Then McCoy and Kincaid learn he’s been using his own baby batter to inseminate his patients. It’s a sticky situation in Law & Order season 5 episode 15 “Seed.” Our guest is Dr. Kelly Jones from the How Story Works Conversations podcast.  This episode is based on the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Dr. Cecil Jacobson. Support the show.
March 11, 2020
Inserting himself in an infant’s right-to-die case, Barba takes matters into his own hands. So DA Jack McCoy enlists the help of Peter Stone to prosecute him for murder. We’re discussing the heart-tugging, star-packed SVU S19 E13 The Undiscovered Country. Our guest is Gabby Dunn from the "Bad with Money" podcast. This episode is inspired by the 2017 case of Charlie Gard. Support the show.
February 26, 2020
Who would kill over a porno mag publisher's black book? Somebody who wants to blackmail a politician, that's who. Goren and Eames learn the politician's ex-wife refused to go with him to the club...until she didn't. We're talking about Criminal Intent season 4 episode 14 Sex Club. Our guest is Katie Mitchell from the Date with Dateline podcast. This episode is inspired by the political sex scandal surrounding Jack and Jeri Ryan.  Support the show.
February 12, 2020
A teenage girl is found beaten around the abdomen and soon loses her baby. The squad learns she agreed to the attack because it was too late to legally terminate the pregnancy. That’s when Benson and Stabler find out the abortion clinic she went to was fake!  We’re talking about SVU S7 E9 Rockabye with four-time guest Lani Diane Rich from Chipperish Media. This episode takes cues from a 2005 case of Michigan teenagers purposely using a baseball bat to induce a miscarriage.  Support the show.
January 29, 2020
Mom wants Justin to get into Hudson SO BAD that she'll sleep with the admissions director, but - surprise - that guy's not really the admissions director. He says he's just a playboy, but Benson convinces Barba to charge him with rape. We're talking about SVU S18 E3 Imposter. Our guest is Ralph Castaneda from the Hudson University parody twitter account. This episode takes cues from the real life case of Jared Rohrig. Support the show.
January 15, 2020
What was the carjack victim doing with vials of SARS in her trunk? Briscoe and Green learn the lab director infected his ex-lover with the virus, triggering an outbreak. But thanks to Serena, the doctor’s wife throws the trial into confusion. We’re talking about Law & Order season 14 episode 3 “Patient Zero.” Our guest is Samantha Thompson from the Spooky Adventures of Alec and Sam podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Doctor Richard Schmidt. Support the show.
January 1, 2020
Old friend and FBI Agent Dana Lewis teams up with SVU to grill a suspect in an unsolved string of rape-homicides from the 1980s. But when Amaro catches her lying about her relationship with the fiancé one of the victims, he suspects the agent may be involved.  We're talking about SVU S14 E14 Secrets Exhumed with Melissa from the Moms and Murder podcast. This episode is inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines case of Sherri Rasmussen.  Support the show.
December 18, 2019
Who would cut off a dead woman's foot? Maybe it's the creepy bowling alley worker whose apartment she accidentally went to? And why not arrest his mother for creating a shoe fetish murderer in the first place? We're talking about SVU S4 E16 Tortured with guest Aviv Rubenstein from the inferior podcast, "Special Viewing Unit." This episode was inspired by the real life case of Jerry Brudos.  Support the show.
December 4, 2019
When a woman is murdered and raped, McCoy blames a criminal whose parole he opposed. His desire to pin the act on Lewis Darnell causes McCoy to push the bounds of ethics and the law.  We have some issues with Law and Order season 7 episode 18 "Mad Dog." Our guest is Nick Capodice from the Civics 101 podcast.  This episode takes cues from the murder case of Megan Kanka.
November 20, 2019
Gangster Cally Lonegan is the prime suspect in the murder of his crooked business partner, but the FBI says he was under surveillance at the time of the hit. Briscoe and Green learn the feds are covering for the mobster...and he has a twin brother! We're talking about Law & Order season 11 episode 21 "Brother's Keeper." Our returning guest is author and Wisconsin Public Radio host Brady Carlson. This episode is inspired by the lives of Whitey and Billy Bulger.
November 6, 2019
Olivia and Fin hunt a murdering rapist wearing a police uniform. Is it the line-crossing, prostitute-banging Officer Marcosi...or someone pretending to be a cop? We're discussing SVU S3 E14 Counterfeit with Mary Phillips-Sandy from the "Let's Talk About Cats" podcast. This episode takes its inspiration from the 1986 murder of Cara Knott. We're sponsored by Best Fiends and Madison Reed.
October 23, 2019
A hip hop artist is the latest victim of a serial predator. But when the squad busts the actual culprit, they discover the celebrity faked his attack to get attention. We're talking about the very latest episode in historic SVU season 21, episode 3 "Down Low in Hell's Kitchen." Our returning guest is Margo Donohue from the Book vs Movie podcast. This episode was inspired by the Jussie Smollett case.  We're sponsored by ThirdLove and Joybird.
October 9, 2019
CELEBRATING SVU'S 21 SEASON! In honor of SVU's TV milestone, we look back at the episode that started it all. Veteran cop Elliot Stabler and his rookie partner Olivia Benson, along with a squad room of crazy characters, investigate the murder of a cabbie who got his junk cut off. But they soon discover the victim might be a war criminal accused of raping dozens of women.  We're talking about SVU season 1 episode 1 Payback. Our returning guest is Diana Goodman from the ThirtyTwentyTen podcast. This episode is inspired by stories of war atrocities during the Bosnian War.  We're sponsored by Third Love and Best Fiends. http://www.lawandorderpodcast.com/podcast-episodes/payback
September 25, 2019
CELEBRATING SVU'S 21 SEASON! Someone is raping lesbians! Brash activist Babs Duffy insults everybody, makes a pass at Benson, and swaps spit with Stabler. But to get a confession, Liv swings the other way. Plus, there's a vampire. Pucker up. We're talking about SVU S11 E13 P.C. Our guest is Haley Manrique from the "We're Not Together" podcast. This episode takes cues from the political movement known as Radical Lesbianism. We're sponsored by Joybird & Madison Reed.
September 11, 2019
Detectives learn a boy abandoned in Times Square had been part of a family kept locked in a basement for years. Now the hunt is on to find their captor. Meantime, Olivia returns to work after her own kidnapping…and is not adjusting well. We’re talking about SVU season 15 episode 2 “Imprisoned Lives.” Our guest is Steven Pappas from the “Is This Adulting” podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Ariel Castro.  We're sponsored by Third Love and Best Fiends.
August 28, 2019
How else do you deal with a daughter who is hell on wheels? You perform an exorcism, of course. Carmichael wants to convict the former nun who hears the voice of Saint Michael...but McCoy isn't so sure it's an act. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 15 Disciple. Our returning guest is Lawrence Tucker from the Awesome 80s podcast. This episode is inspired by the 1998 death of Charity Miranda Martin. We're sponsored by Madison Reed and Best Fiends. http://www.lawandorderpodcast.com/podcast-episodes/disciple
August 14, 2019
The squad hunts down a chat room predator and convinces him to throw a party for all the pedophiles he knows so they can arrest them as well. Meantime, Elliot is losing his mind because HIS CHILDREN HAVE A COMPUTER TOO! Plug in your dial-up modems. We're going back to SVU season 1 episode 18 Chat Room. Our guest is Isaac Butler from Slate's "Lend Me Your Ears" podcast. This episode is inspired by real life tales of Internet predators.  We're sponsored by Third Love and Joybird. http://www.lawandorderpodcast.com/podcast-episodes/chatroom
July 31, 2019
It's our season three finale! To mark the end of the season of These Are Their Stories, we're going to revisit some of our favorite moments from this year's podcasts. We'll hear from those who've had brushes with stardom, get advice on what to do at a swingers' club, discuss the wildest ripped-from-the-headlines stories, and hear everyone's favorite detective team.  This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code to get 10% off. We're also brought to you by the good people at Joybird.
July 17, 2019
A dad who wants out of his marriage injects his son with a deadly bacteria. But when the bio-supplier won't turn over their records, McCoy charges the corporation as an accomplice to murder. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 4 Flight. Our guest is Isaiah Headen from the Sketch Nerds podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Brian Stewart. We're brought to you by Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code. Additional support comes from Third Love. Receive 15% off with the code LAWANDORDER.
July 3, 2019
The squad works around the clock to find a girl snatched by a kidnapper who kills his victims on the third day. And the long hours are making everybody tired and cranky (no, you may not use Fin’s eyedrops). We’re looking at SVU season 2 episode 15 “Countdown.” Our guest is Carolyn Paine from the Big Little podcast. This episode was inspired by the real-life case of Robert Black.  This episode is sponsored by BrüMate. Get 15% off with code LAWANDORDER. Additional support comes from Third Love. Receive 15% off with the code LAWANDORDER.
June 19, 2019
Kelly can’t remember being raped. Fortunately Eric videotapes himself assaulting all his victims. His defense: he’s addicted to porn and the cross-examination boner proves it. (Plus there's dolphin porn!) We’re talking about SVU season 10 episode 10 "Smut" with Repy Hattersley from the Hell and High Horror podcast live at PodX in Nashville. This episode was inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines story of Andrew Luster. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/ORDER and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER.
June 5, 2019
Benson and newbie Rollins investigate a suave Italian diplomat who raped a chambermaid, but their victim has serious credibility issues. Then Olivia learns her BFF Stabler is quitting the force. We’re turning the page on SVU in season 13 episode 1 “Scorched Earth.” We’re joined by Stuart Rice from the Sketch Comedy Podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of French diplomat Dominique Strauss-Kahn. We’re sponsored by Acorn TV, Madison Reed, and Brumate.
May 22, 2019
They didn't pick his pocket. This guy wound up in Central Park with his kidney stolen. Logan and Greavey find their man, but Stone and Robinette want the billionaire who paid the doctor to do it. We're going old school Law & Order with season 1 episode 21 "Sonata for Solo Organ." Our guest is Dan Taberski from the Headlong podcasts "Missing Richard Simmons" and "Running from COPS." The episode was inspired by the 1989 organ scandal involving Amhet Koc. We're sponsored by Acorn TV, Madison Reed and Third Love.
May 8, 2019
How did rich Mrs. Moore wind up in an insulin-induced coma? A sex game called “necrophilia without tears.” McCoy and Carmichael find out the insulin was spiked with a drug that has left her “frozen.” Is the doctor who wants her money to blame? We’re talking about Law and Order season 10 episode 23 Stiff. Our guest is Dr. Kelly Jones from the Still Pretty and Awegasm podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Claus and Sunny von Bülow. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/order and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER.
April 24, 2019
After a washed-up teen star accuses Amaro of coming on to her, the squad discovers a powerful Hollywood producer has been abusing underage actresses for years. We’re talking about SVU season 16 episode 3 “Producer’s Backend.” Our guest is Matt Reuter from the podcast Law & Order: Special Viewers Unit. This episode is inspired by the sex accusations against director Bryan Singer. We're brought to you by Madison Reed. Listen for our special promo code. SEE US AT PodX MAY 31-JUNE 2. SIGN UP FOR A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS FROM US.
April 10, 2019
A woman's recovered memory of her father's abuse rips her family apart and leads to a frame-up. But when the father is murdered, Benson and Stabler learn the memory was false all along.   We're talking about SVU S3 E1 Repression with Kimberly from the A Date with Dateline podcast. Some inspiration for this episode comes from the real life case of Cheryl Pierson. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/ORDER and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER. SEE US AT PodX MAY 31-JUNE 2. SIGN UP FOR A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS FROM US.
March 27, 2019
The SVU squad debunks rumors of a child sex ring run out of a Chinese restaurant only to find evidence of a real one.
March 13, 2019
Mom and son killed, daughter shot, Olivet says dad could be a "family annihilator." But when she changes her diagnosis, it looks like before-she-was-famous Ellen Pompeo orchestrated the whole thing...all so she could spend more time with her boyfriend. Plus, Briscoe eats a baked potato covered in peanut butter. We're talking about L&O original recipe season 6 episode 16 "Savoir." Our guest is podcaster and sports journalist Sonja Missio. This episode takes some plot points from the case of John List. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping on their first Color Kit.
February 27, 2019
In SVU's 200th episode, Robin Williams scams a burger manager to strip search an employee, defends himself at trial, appears on Morning Joe with a sheep named Elliot, organizes a Grand Central Station flash mob, kidnaps Benson and threatens Stabler to administer electrical shocks, blows up a recording studio, then disappears in the East River while still handcuffed. And gets nominated for an Emmy for doing it. We're talking about SVU S9 E17 Authority with Michelle Rubenstein from the It Takes Three podcast network. This episode was inspired by a 2004 phone scam at a Kentucky McDonalds. PLEASE TAKE OUR PODCAST SURVEY! It gives advertisers a sense of our audience composition...and it helps keep this podcast going! podsurvey.com/lawandorder We're brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/order and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping on their first Color Kit.
February 13, 2019
We're declaring a national emergency. Halfway through season 20, we hear from listeners and past guests about what's working and what isn't on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Then we'll ask the question: should SVU be renewed for a 21st season? We'll hear from Rebecca Lavoie, Vaya Pashos, Margo Donohue, Henry Lavoie, Kimberly, and Sarah D. Bunting, plus Kevin Flynn will give the State of the Unit Address.   We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off.
January 30, 2019
How do you find a vanished woman whose online avatar is teen stripper Vixy Platinum? Go INTO the game and locate the kidnapper's virtual cabin by making the sun come out at night. Also there's a sleepwalking rapist and a girl who's been missing for 25 years and still carries a torch for her pedophile kidnapper. We turn the bat-shit-crazy to 11 with Sarah D. Bunting as we talk about SVU season 9 episode 2 "Avatar." The story takes plot points from the online world of Second Life. We're sponsored by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/ORDER and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER. We're also brought to you by the podcast "First Day Back."
January 16, 2019
A co-ed is found dead in her dorm. The computer geek with the rape-and-murder fantasies and a pair of the victim's panties seems like a good suspect, but Briscoe and Curtis home in on her paranoid roommate. Instead of homicide, McCoy and Kincaid charge her with fraud for lying on her college application. Thank goodness her lawyer Sandy Duncan is willing the throw the case. We're talking about original recipe season 6 episode 6 "Paranoia" with Lawrence Tucker of the Awesome 80s podcast. This episode was inspired by the ripped from the headlines story of Gina Grant.  We're sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first purchase at ThirdLove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo to save 10% on your first purchase at Madison-Reed.com.
January 2, 2019
The Hudson University president is murdered, but who convinced the grad student to do the deed? The answer is Goren’s new nemesis: Nicole Wallace! We’re talking about Criminal Intent season 2 episode 3 “Anti-Thesis.” We’re joined by returning guest, from Undisclosed and the Office Hours podcasts, Dr. Marcia Chatelain. This episode takes some of its cues from the real-life squabble between Harvard President Larry Summers and Dr. Cornel West. Our sponsor is Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit.
December 19, 2018
Hard-drinking, hard-loving ADA Peter Stone is accused by a woman of raping her 12 years ago, an assault he has no memory of. No one in the SVU squad wants to believe it…and maybe that’s the bigger problem. We’re talking about SVU season 20 episode 9 Mea Culpa. We’re joined by three-time guest (and TATS Triple Crown winner) Lani Diane Rich of Chipperish Media. This episode is inspired by the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We’re brought to you by Poshmark. Get $5 off your first purchase when you enter the invite code STORIES5 when you sign up. We’re also sponsored by HelloFresh. For a total of $60 off visit HelloFresh.com/THEIRSTORIES60 and enter code THEIRSTORIES60.
December 5, 2018
Why did two fat kids beat up little Rooney Mara? Because she beat up their fat brother. Why did she beat up their fat brother? Because she used to be fat herself. (Wait, WTF?) Also, Anthony Anderson appears - not as L&O's Bernard - but as Stabler's hot-headed temporary partner. We’re talking about SVU season 7 episode 20 “Fat.” Our guest is Jason Alme from the Shit Happens When you Party Naked podcast. This episode is inspired by two teens who sued McDonalds for making them obese.  Our sponsors this episode include Poshmark. Download the Poshmark app and get $5 off your first purchase when you enter code STORIES5 at sign up. We're also brought to you by ThirdLove. Get 15% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/lawandorder.
November 21, 2018
A shady adoption agency! A child smothered during “rebirthing” therapy! Foster kids kept in cages! Elliot gets stabbed with a pen! And 8-year-old Elle Fanning attempts a murder-suicide by setting fire to the apartment of Elliot's wannabe lover Dani Beck! We’re looking at SVU season 8 episode 8 “Cage.” We’re joined by returning guest Vaya Pashos from the Buddywatch podcast. This episode is inspired by the rebirthing death of Candace Newmaker. Our sponsor is Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code.
November 7, 2018
A crazy man bashes in a woman's head on the subway. McCoy isn't satisfied putting the lunatic in jail. He also charges the health insurance executive who kept him from getting his medicine in the first place. This time we're looking at Law & Order season 11 episode 2 "Turnstile Justice." Our guest is Lara Bricker from "Crime Writers On." This story is based on the 1999 killing of Kendra Webdale. We're brought to you by Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase. We're also sponsored this week by Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off your first 3 boxes of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/theirstories60 and enter the code THEIRSTORIES60.
October 24, 2018
John Ritter guest stars in SVU as a husband who gets rid of his wife's lover's baby by cutting it out.
October 10, 2018
She’s a grifter.  He’s a washed-up celebrity. She wound up dead on the sidewalk. Who did it? Well, Gary Busey appears in the first 30 seconds of this episode, so you tell us. We’re looking at a classic Law & Order, season 12 episode 6 “Formerly Famous.” Our guest is John Davenport from the Hollywood Outsider podcast. This episode was based on the murder trial of Robert Blake. This episode is sponsored by Krave Jerky. Get 20% off when you use the code STORIES at kravejerky.com. We're also brought to you by Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase.
September 26, 2018
A boy is abducted from his school. The kidnapper later says his Mom paid to have him taken. Or was it the Dad? We’re looking at SVU season 16 episode 22 “Parents’ Nightmare.” Our guest is Maureen McMurray from the new Bear Brook podcast. This episode is based on the ripped-from-the-headlines story of a family who faked a kidnapping to teach their boy about “stranger danger.” This episode is sponsored by Krave Jerky. Get 20% off when you use the code STORIES at kravejerky.com. Additional support comes from Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored this week by Backblaze data storage service provider. Receive a fully featured 15-day free trial at: Backblaze.com/stories.
September 12, 2018
Benson and Stabler go undercover in a sex club [swoon] to catch a pair of con artist swingers who have a surprising amount in common. Like the same mother. Like they're doing it. Like they're twins and they're doing it. We're looking at SVU season 12 episode 19 "Bombshell." Our guest is Toronto Sun sex & relationship columnist Simone Paget. The inspiration for one of the characters is burlesque star Dita von Teese.  This episode is sponsored by Krave Jerky. Get 20% off when you use the code STORIES at kravejerky.com. Additional support comes from Teami. Go to Teamiblends.com and use code STORIES for 20% off at checkout. We're also brought to you by Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase.
August 29, 2018
A financier dies of a Viagra overdose! A billionaire wants a football stadium! Briscoe makes dick jokes...blah blah blah.... IT'S JULIA ROBERTS! Julia guest stars as a femme fatale who wants to get it in with her then-boyfriend Benjamin Bratt. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 20 "Empire." Our guest is Aaron Peterson of the Hollywood Outsider and The Blacklist Exposed podcasts (the bastard who beat us for Best TV/Film Podcast of 2017). This episode is inspired in part by the plans of George Steinbrenner, Rudy Giuliani, and Donald Trump to build a new Yankee Stadium.  This episode is brought to you by Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored this week by Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off your first 3 boxes of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/theirstories60 and enter the code THEIRSTORIES60. Addition support comes from Backblaze data storage service provider. Receive a fully featured 15-day free trial at: Backblaze.com/stories.
August 1, 2018
After joining a police foot chase, Amaro shoots an unarmed teen. Now IAB is after him. But it's Cragen who turns in his badge, as the iconic character retires after 400 L&O and SVU episodes. We're talking with Kimmie Smith of Athleisure Mag about Special Victims Unit season 15 episode 10 (sometimes listed as episode 11) "Amaro's One-eighty." This story is inspired by the real life case of Ramarley Graham. This episode is brought to you by Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our special promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping.
July 18, 2018
The oversexed victim was buggered by fruit. The trail leads Benson and Stabler to a Turkish bath house, high-priced Russian hookers, the mysterious second floor loft in the squad room, and a male porn star named “Bull Dozer.” We’re looking at SVU S1 E12 “Russian Love Poem” with Brittni Liyanage from the D20 Dames podcast. This episode’s ripped-from-the-headline story deals with the Russian mob. Our sponsor this week is Madison Reed. Listen in for our newest promo code to get $10 off and free shipping on your first color kit.
July 4, 2018
Green and Cassady (memba her?) chase an escaped prisoner all over Manhattan, only to corner him in a classroom where he shoots four children. McCoy and Rubirosa want the convict to get the death penalty. So why should they prosecute the vigilante who killed him for them? We're looking at Law & Order, season 17 episode 9 "Deadlock."  Our guest is Nick Capodice from the Civics 101 podcast.  This episode takes cues from the ripped from the headlines case of Gary Plauche. Note that we will be discussing a fictional school shooting.
June 20, 2018
A woman jumps from a crowed bridge. Did she kill herself...or was she chased to her death? Also, Rey's wife finds out about his infidelity and leaves him (for now). We're looking at classic Law & Order season 7 episode 11 "Menace." Our guest is author Brady Carlson. This podcast episode was originally released on October 12, 2016, but this encore episode contains additional material. This TV episode is inspired by the real life case of Delitha Ward. We're sponsored this week by Hello Fresh. For $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/theirstories30 and enter the code THEIRSTORIES30. Additional support comes from the new sexual health care line of products from Lola. For 40% off your order, visit mylola.com and enter STORIES to get started!
June 6, 2018
Doesn’t being cryogenically frozen after death sound good? Not to the billionaire who wants that brain to cure his son’s Alzheimer’s. This time we look at Criminal Intent season 2 episode 15 “Cold Comfort.” Our guest is Lisa Gallagher of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival. This episode is inspired by the real-life controversy around the death of baseball legend Ted Williams. For more on the Toronto True Crime Festival, June 8-9, go to torontotruecrimefilmfestival.com. We're sponsored by the Good Cigar Company. Use promo code ORDER for 10% off any subscription. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
May 23, 2018
This therapist thinks she can cure rapists by reading them bedtime stories, making them suck their thumbs, and calling her "Mommy." Then she straight up sleeps with one and is attacked by the patient's sister mother. (Plus pro tip: don't put your ankle monitor on your cat.)  We're looking at SVU season 5 episode 3 "Mother" with Diana Goodman from the ThirtyTwentyTen podcast.  This episode is based on the case of Doctor Margaret Bean-Bayog. We welcome a new sponsor this episode: Good Cigar Company. Go to goodcigar.co and use promo code ORDER for 10% off any subscription.
May 9, 2018
The kidnapping of a famous atheist goes wrong, with the victim and one of the kidnappers dead and his accomplices gone with the gold coins. But Goren is no dumbbell when it comes to cracking the case. This time we look at Criminal Intent season 4 episode 5 "Eosphoros" with Katie from the Date with Dateline podcast. The TV episode's name comes from the Greek god of the morning star, the brother to god of the evening star, Hesporos. The episode was inspired by the kidnapping and murder of Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker glasses. Go to warbyparker.com/order to begin your free home try on experience. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
April 25, 2018
SVU searches for little Mackenzie who ran away from her smothering parents. Their older daughter was kidnapped and vanished years ago, and now they're making Mackenzie look just like her (with plastic surgery and a microchip). We're talking about SVU S12 E1 Locum with actor Chase Williamson. This episode takes some cues from the ripped from the headline story of Jaycee Dugard. This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit. We're also sponsored by Away. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/order and use promo code ORDER during checkout.
April 11, 2018
SVU S19 E17 Send in the Clowns You think the guy in the creepy clown mask kidnapping the teen girl is the weirdest this episode gets. But HOLD ON. Wait until the music teacher finds out the student he's been sleeping with is actually the love child he never knew he had. (Vomit here.) We're still stunned by SVU S19 E17 "Send in the Clowns" and we'll talk about it with Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Steven Walter Pladl. This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
April 11, 2018
You think the guy in the creepy clown mask kidnapping the teen girl is the weirdest this episode gets. But HOLD ON. Wait until the music teacher finds out the student he's been sleeping with is actually the love child he never knew he had. (Vomit here.) We're still stunned by SVU S19 E17 "Send in the Clowns" and we'll talk about it with Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Steven Walter Pladl.   Support the show.
March 28, 2018
L&O S15 E16 "The Sixth Man" How's this for a March Madness tie in? A pro basketball player is accused of snapping the neck of his biggest heckler who happened to be suing him for $20 million. We're taking a shot with Law & Order season 15 episode 16 "The Sixth Man." Our guest is James Pietragallo from Crime and Sports and the Small Town Murder podcast. This episode was inspired by the real-life 2004 sports brawl known as The Malice at the Palace. This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. To get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit, listen for our promo code. We're also sponsored by Zola. To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/order.
March 14, 2018
Pay no attention to that little girl hanging off a balcony. It's her mom who's the special victim. Now an adult, she'd been made to do porn as a child. Barba convinces her to sue the men still viewing her images for millions of dollars. Also, Benson and Cassidy have the least-drama filled breakup in television history. We're talking about SVU S15 E19 "Downloaded Child" with Aussie star Kate Barkley from the Pups and Pop Culture podcast. This SVU episode was inspired by the real-life court case of "Amy Unknown." This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
February 28, 2018
In one of Law & Order's most powerful episodes, a mentally handicapped girl is raped by her classmates. McCoy must fight the judge who sets aside the jury's verdict because the disabled sexual assault victim "had the time of her life." The result is a reflection on the meaning of dignity and acceptance. Meantime, Lenny's daughter pays the ultimate price for testifying against a drug dealer. We talk about L&O season 8 episode 22 "Damaged" with Mark Blankenship of the Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs podcast. Note: the original episode and our commentary use the words "retard" and "retarded," as use of both words are relevant plot points in the episode. To read Mark's article on why "Damaged" is among the best in the L&O canon, click here. This episode is sponsored by the Martha Stewart Wine Company. Get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack or club membership when you go to marthastewartwine.com and use the promo code STORIES. We're also sponsored by Zola. To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/order.
February 14, 2018
The SVU team somehow gets involved in an exotic animal smuggling operation. A woman is killed by a tiger, Stabler gets shot, Benson shows off her bra, Kathy wants to leave, and Cragen gets a hug from a $1 million gibbon smuggled in a basketball. We can't even with Tara Ariano from the Extra Hot Great podcast as we talk about SVU S10 E7 "Wildlife." To read a magazine article about how this television episode was made, click here. This episode is inspired by the real international blackmarket for exotic animals. We're sponsored by the Martha Stewart Wine Company. Get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack or club membership when you go to drinks.com and use the promo code STORIES. We're also brought to you by ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
January 31, 2018
An actress is murdered above a famous deli and Branch wants to give the three suspects the death penalty...including the two guys who just stole the TV. Green goes undercover as a drug dealer, gets sued for beating down a perp, and reveals his affinity for Elvis Costello. And a witness reminds us who put Baby in a corner. We're hungry to talk about L&O season 13 episode 4 "Tragedy on Rye" with Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam. This episode is based on the real life Carnegie Deli Massacre of 2001. We welcome a new sponsor to the show. We're brought to you by BarkBox. Go to barkbox.com/order for a FREE EXTRA MONTH when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan. Our episode is also sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder and get 15-percent off your first purchase!
January 17, 2018
It wasn't an accident the little girl got shot in the stick-up crossfire. Cabot gives her psycho sister immunity before learning she convinced her boyfriend to rape the girl, give her gonorrhea, then set up the fatal shoot-out to keep her quiet. We try to stomach SVU season 4 episode 11 "Damaged." Our guest is Kate Casey from the Reality Life podcast. This episode is based on the crime spree by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
January 6, 2018
As a follow up to our last episode about SVU S19 E8 "Intent," part 1 of a cliffhanger, we're dropping this bonus episode to briefly talk about the conclusion of the kidnapping storyline in E9 "Gone Baby Gone." We'll hear from Rebecca Lavoie and Sarah D. Bunting about muttonchops, Twitter meltdowns, and how to get to New Hampshire.
January 2, 2018
SVU S19 E8 "INTENT" We're looking at the most recent episode from SVU! You know...the one with the double catfishing scheme, Rollins and Carisi almost make out, and Noah gets kidnapped at the end. Part two of this cliffhanger airs on NBC on Jan 3, so let's talk about SVU season 19 episode 8 "Intent" right now. Our guest is Margo Donohue from the Book vs. Movie podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life case of NBA player Chris Andersen. Our sponsor is Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase.
December 20, 2017
LO: S11 E11 SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH JORGE Well this one struck a nerve! The Puerto Rican Day parade is marred by a roaming mob assaulting women in Central Park. Meantime, the wife of a tech giant is found beaten to death nearby. What follows is an investigation driven by politics, wealth, and race. NBC banned LO S11 E11 "Sunday in the Park with Jorge" from re-runs for nearly a decade. Our guest is returning panelist Lani Diane Rich from Chipperish Media. This episode is inspired by the real-life sexual assault incidents during New York's 2000 Puerto Rican Day parade.
December 6, 2017
The bloody BDSM scene turns out to be an accidental death from two high school buddies conducting "extreme wrestling." But there's something wrong with the victim's girlfriend. Turns out she's a 28-year-old pretending to be a teen! We're blown away by SVU season 8 episode 21 "Pretend." Our guest is Stephanie Craig of the History Fangirl podcast. The episode takes its inspiration from the true story of Treva Throneberry.
November 22, 2017
The SVU squad investigates a dead writer, a drunken lovelorn landlady, a pedophile impostor, and the tempting teen who might have had an affair with the victim. And Stabler suddenly realizes his daughter is going to have sex someday. We're going all the way back to SVU season 1 episode 5 "Wanderlust." Our guest is Benjamin Frisch of the Slate podcast network. The episode takes much inspiration from the book Lolita.
November 8, 2017
Here we meet Briscoe's new partner, the smiling, good-natured, loving family man Rey Curtis (boy how things will change). And of course, Briscoe can't stand him. But once they catch the bad guy, the victim's mom shoots him in court...getting blood all over Claire's new suit. We're looking at Law & Order season 6 episode 1 "Bitter Fruit." Our guest is Erin Fox of the "You, Me, and PTSD" podcast. This episode takes some cues from the real life case of Ellie Nesler.
October 25, 2017
She's the beautiful author of an erotic novel. He's the talk show host who likes to choke women with his belt. Was the sex consensual? Did she really write the book? And why is Munch reading a BSDM book to his blind mother? We're looking at SVU season 14 episode 3 "Twenty-five Acts." Our guest is Julia Turner, Editor-in-Chief at Slate magazine. The episode takes some cues from the blackmail scandal of Late Night host David Letterman.
October 11, 2017
The psycho suspect escapes by riding through a Fun House, then fleeing super villain-style by dumping toxic gas to cover his tracks. But it's Benson who rescues Stabler from the real killer by repeatedly slapping her partner and making out with the bad guy. We're looking at SVU season 10 episode 22 "Zebras." Our guest is from the "In Trouble for Talking" podcast, Sonia Sells. This podcast is scheduled to drop on Wednesday Oct 11. The episode takes some cues from the life of SVU regular Richard Belzer.
September 27, 2017
A woman get horny and dies after eating mushrooms. A mime refuses to talk. Some guy is snipping women's hair in the park. A dog coughs up a tampon. And Benson has the weirdest freak out after being exposed to toxic fungi. And that's just the FIRST HALF! We're looking at SVU season 12 episode 5 "Wet." Our guest is KCUR reporter and podcaster Sam Zeff. The episode is based on the controversy around the effects of soda on the health of children. And it's also not.
September 13, 2017
Goren again matches wits with super criminal Nicole Wallace. Is she trying to hasten the death of a little girl to inherit her $5m lawsuit settlement...or is she protecting the child from her own father who wants the money too? And the new guy in the squad with nothing to do is Mike Logan. We're looking at Criminal Intent season 5 episode 1 "Grow." Our guest is author and comedian Dan Wilbur. This podcast is scheduled to drop on Wednesday Sept 13. The episode's villain is derivative of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Moriarty, who is based on the real-life criminal mastermind Adam Worth.  This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to www.blueapron.com/order.
August 30, 2017
It's an armored car heist! No! It's actually a militia hoping to overthrow the government! And as long as there are fringes on that American flag, the defendants consider themselves prisoners of war. We're looking at a classic L&O season 8 episode 5 "Nullification." Our guest is retired Lt Col James Weirick of the Military Justice podcast. The original episode is inspired by the real life cases of anti-government militia activity of the 1990s. This podcast is sponsored by Blue Apron. Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to www.blueapron.com/order.
August 16, 2017
We still aren't sure what to say about this SVU episode that starts with a puppet show, ends with a kidnapping, and makes some really messed up twists in Teddy's Treehouse along the way. We're looking at SVU season 7 episode 21 "Web." Our guest is Molly McKean from the upcoming podcast HGTV & Me (also from Partners In Crime Media). The TV episode was inspired the real life child pornography case of Justin Berry. We're sponsored by Casper Mattress. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/lawandorder and using offer code LAWANDORDER.
August 2, 2017
TATS SEASON 1 FINALE What started off as a honey-do project has blossomed into a fun podcast with lots of great fans. We're even nominated for Best TV podcast at this month's Podcast Movement convention. (We're going to lose. We're gonna lose hard. We're going to lose like the Washington Generals always lose to the Harlem Globetrotters.) We're celebrating the end of season one (and the upcoming start of season two) with a look back at some of the best moments from the first year of These Are Their Stories. We'll relive some good episode discussion, favorite detective teams, Hey-it's-that-guys, and the best ripped from the headlines.
July 19, 2017
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.
July 5, 2017
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.
June 21, 2017
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.
June 7, 2017
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.
May 24, 2017
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.
May 10, 2017
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.
April 26, 2017
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.
April 12, 2017
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. This episode is inspired by the real life shooting in Rao's restaurant by Louie Lump Lump Barone. 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.
March 28, 2017
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.
March 15, 2017
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.
March 1, 2017
LAW & ORDER S13 E15 BITCH Kevin & Rebecca welcome comedian Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny podcast) for look at Law & Order season 13, episode 15 "Bitch." Brisco & Green tie a stockbroker's murder to a multi-millionaire business woman who's committed some insider trading. Despite the title, this L&O episode actually is based on the Martha Stewart case. Wanna win a L&O or SVU 26.2 oval marathon decal? Sign up at lawandorderpodcast.com.
February 15, 2017
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. This SVU episode is based on the real-life case of David Reimer. 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.
February 1, 2017
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. Though not based on a crime, this SVU episode is inspired by the true story of microchip enthusiast Amal Graafstra. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals for free (with free shipping) by going to blueapron.com/order
January 18, 2017
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 SVU episode is inspired by the real-life story of Jamie Lee Jones. 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.
January 5, 2017
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. This episode of Law & Order was inspired by the evidence tampering scandal of Joyce Gilchrist. 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.
December 21, 2016
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 inspired by the real-life murder of Jennifer Moore. This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get $10 of your first order at esalon.com/lawandorder
December 7, 2016
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 of Criminal Intent is inspired by the real-life case of John List. This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get 50% off your first box at esalon.com/lawandorder.
November 30, 2016
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 based on the many scandals surrounding Michael Jackson. This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get 50% off your first box at esalon.com/lawandorder.
November 23, 2016
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 inspired by the real-life case of Stella Nickel. This episode is sponsored by eSalon. Get 50% off your first box at esalon.com/lawandorder.
November 9, 2016
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. This episode is based in part on the real life story of Eleanor Bumpers.
November 2, 2016
SVU S1E7 "Uncivilized": Kevin & Rebecca welcome Aussi podcaster Vaya Pashos (The Neighbuzz podcast) to talk about old school SVU, season 1 episode 7, "Uncivilized." Benson and Stabler look into the murder of an 8-year-old boy. How far are they willing to go to pin it on the neighborhood sex offender? This episode of SVU takes some inspiration from the infamous Leopold & Loeb case.
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