September 5, 2019
In an emotional interview with Amanda Knox, former MMA champion Phoenix Jones opens up about his crime-fighting saga as Seattle’s real-life masked adventurer. Plus, Knox looks at a superhero training center in Las Vegas.
August 29, 2019
Amanda Knox explores America’s dark and disturbing legacy of mob violence.
August 22, 2019
From the “Anonymous” shaming of an animal-abusing teen to the live-streamed exposures of pedophiles, wrongdoers are being targeted not by the cops, but by e-vigilantes. Join Amanda Knox as she delves into the stories of the digital Wild West.
August 15, 2019
From stick-wielding Indian women, to gun-toting LGBTQs, to Holocaust survivors attempting to poison 6 million Germans, join Amanda Knox as she explores what can happen when oppressed victims turn into vigilantes.
August 8, 2019
Some vigilante groups operate outside the law, some impersonate the law, and others ARE the law. Join host Amanda Knox as she explores El Salvador’s death squads, high school terrorists and vigilantes on the border.
August 1, 2019
A man creates a machine dubbed "The Killdozer" and vows to destroy a whole town. A father seeks vengeance on the karate teacher who kidnapped and molested his child.
July 26, 2019
A man shot dead in front of a dozen witnesses who deny having seen the killer to this very day. And Troy Duffy, director of The Boondock Saints, discusses the media’s obsession with the vigilante.
July 19, 2019
This season Amanda Knox explores vigilante justice, from murderous gang hunters and vengeful fathers to real-life avengers and internet cat-fishers, join Knox as she explores justice outside of the law.
July 10, 2019
How does a wrongful conviction change a person, a society, a system? In the final episode of the season, Amanda looks at the cost paid by everyone involved in Jens’s wrongful conviction.
July 3, 2019
Imprisoned by a justice system run by the flawed and fallible citizens it protects, what hope does Jens Soering have to be released? What political and psychological blocks are standing in his way?
June 26, 2019
Pivotal in the conviction of Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom remains silent about the truth of her parents’ murders. But strip away all of the lies and hyperbole surrounding her, and who is she really?
June 19, 2019
When authorities convicted Jens Soering of double homicide, did investigators truly follow the evidence? Did the courts put justice first? And did the county give Jens the chance he deserved?
June 12, 2019
Fifteen months after the Haysoms’ murder, Jens Soering found himself in an interrogation room in England, confessing to a crime he didn’t commit. But who’s truly to blame for his continued imprisonment?
June 5, 2019
To date, Jens has exhausted all his appeals, he’s been denied parole 14 times, and now, his only hope of release rests with a pardon petition by the Governor of Virginia.
May 29, 2019
In 1985, socialites Derek and Nancy Haysom were brutally murdered in their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The suspects were two young lovers; the first, the victims’ own daughter, a beautiful and aloof young woman; the second, her boyfriend, the dorky son of a German diplomat.
May 15, 2019
When a respected, small-town Virginian couple was found gruesomely butchered one April morning in 1985, the community was left stunned as investigators scrambled to solve the mystery of their murder.
March 21, 2019
In the final episode of the season, creators of the SundanceTV docu-series Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo discuss how the project all started with a leaflet, what it was like to surface archival footage from inside the cult, and how Tony Alamo's death in prison altered their story.
March 14, 2019
In this exclusive interview, former child brides of Tony Alamo, Summer Hagan and Amy Eddy, share their experiences as host Amanda Knox shines a light on Tony's abusive polygamist lifestyle. Some audio in this episode may be disturbing. Listener discretion is advised.
March 7, 2019
Host Amanda Knox looks into the brainwashing and abuse children faced while growing up in Tony and Susan Alamo's cult, with former members Rebecca Gay, Jessica Cooper and Benjamin Rishi as guests.
February 28, 2019
Amanda Knox uncovers the fraudulent business empire that paralleled and amplified the Alamos' coercive cult control tactics. Guests include former members Carey Miller and Jessica Cooper, expert and author Debby Schriver, and Ministry of Evil docu-series producers Fenton Bailey, Leslie Mattingly and Eleanor West.
February 11, 2019
Amanda Knox takes a look at Tony and Susan Alamo's fire-and-brimstone evangelism that sucked members into their cult and trapped them there through manipulation and exploitation. Guests include former member Carey Miller, expert and author Debby Schriver, and Ministry of Evil docu-series producers Fenton Bailey, Leslie Mattingly and Eleanor West.
February 8, 2019
In the '70s and '80s, Tony and Susan Alamo promised personal salvation to those who joined their ministry, The Alamo Christian Foundation. Wielding the fear of damnation, they grew rapidly but soon began to face allegations of using cult-like tactics and abuse to control and exploit their followers. This season on The Truth About True Crime, former members share their stories as host Amanda Knox uncovers the methods the Alamos used to capture people, the mental and physical maltreatment Tony and Susan inflicted on their followers and the challenges the filmmakers faced in telling this story in SundanceTV's docu-series Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo.
February 1, 2019
Amanda Knox sits down with filmmaker Joe Berlinger at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to discuss his new film starring Zac Efron as infamous serial killer Ted Bundy — Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Amanda and Joe dig into the nuances of resurrecting the sensationalized media story that surrounded more than thirty homicides of young women in seven states, what it was like to adapt the story of an undeniably guilty killer after working on numerous documentaries that deal with the wrongfully convicted, and how the director helped his actors get into the headspace of this gruesome tale.
December 7, 2018
Amanda Knox uncovers the aftermath of the massacre, and we hear speeches from the 40-year anniversary memorial of the Jonestown Massacre. Guest include Stephan Jones, Jim Jones, Jr., Jeff Guinn, Jordan Vilchez, Grace Stoen and Laura Johnston Kohl.
November 19, 2018
Amanda Knox examines the events that took place on November 18, 1978, ultimately leading to the deaths of over 900 people, now known as "The Jonestown Massacre." Guest include Jeff Guinn, Jordan Vilchez and Grace Stoen.
November 19, 2018
Amanda Knox takes a look at what life was like for the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, and the events that led up to the massacre. Guests include Jeff Guinn, Jim Jones, Jr. and Shan Nicholson.
November 19, 2018
Amanda Knox digs into Jim Jones' desperate need to control the narrative of himself and the Peoples Temple while struggling with his own self-destructive behavior. Guests include Jeff Guinn and Shan Nicholson.
November 19, 2018
Amanda Knox examines the theatrics Jim Jones used to grow his church, leading the Peoples Temple from Indiana to California. Guests include Jeff Guinn, Jordan Vilchez and Laura Johnston Kohl.
October 25, 2018
Amanda Knox uncovers the many ways Jones manipulated his followers on his path to power with guests Jeff Guinn, Jim Jones, Jr., Jordan Vilchez and Ron Haldeman.
October 18, 2018
Hosted by Amanda Knox, The Truth About True Crime looks at some of the most shocking crimes of our lifetimes through a whole new lens. Explore the truth about the victims of the Jonestown Massacre, its cult leader Jim Jones, and the twists and turns that led so many to their deaths.
Loading earlier episodes...
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00