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The Caffey Family episode

Really kind of summed up why I think the episodes aren't quite as good as they used to be. While I found it gripping and the case itself is quite terrifying to think about, I felt like at the end I just had way more questions than answers.

It seemed to be a fairly superficial analysis of the case, especially if I look at a very similar case, Jennifer Pan, which really delved into the psychology of the murder and what drove her.

In short, I thought it was an incredible case but the episode itself was kind of meh.
 

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The Caffey Family episode

Really kind of summed up why I think the episodes aren't quite as good as they used to be. While I found it gripping and the case itself is quite terrifying to think about, I felt like at the end I just had way more questions than answers.

It seemed to be a fairly superficial analysis of the case, especially if I look at a very similar case, Jennifer Pan, which really delved into the psychology of the murder and what drove her.

In short, I thought it was an incredible case but the episode itself was kind of meh.
I agree to an extent. I’m still a big fan and contribute to the Patreon, but there’s definitely something missing these days. Looking at the episode credits, the two writers that did most of the ‘classic’ episodes, Anna Priestland and Victoria Dieffenbacher, no longer write for the show. I don’t think the current writers are as good or as thorough as they used to be and they’re just churning out the content.

The other thing may be that the market for true crime podcasts is just so saturated now that pretty much every case has been covered in great detail by multiple shows that it’s hard to find a new angle on things.
 

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I agree to an extent. I’m still a big fan and contribute to the Patreon, but there’s definitely something missing these days. Looking at the episode credits, the two writers that did most of the ‘classic’ episodes, Anna Priestland and Victoria Dieffenbacher, no longer write for the show. I don’t think the current writers are as good or as thorough as they used to be and they’re just churning out the content.
I've noticed the change on Casefile and looked at who was writing after I listened to one that was a bit jarring in that it didn't quite flow with the usual style. There was something in it that also sounded like BS the way it was worded. Then the Family Murders pod was released and there was a piece of information in there that stunned most of us, it was the suggestion of cannabalism and it had us trying to find out where that detail was found.

Casefile's writer had misinterpreted the saw dismemberment of a victim, creating 'teeth' marks (of a saw) on the vertebrae as 'bite' marks. Bits found the reference in Young Blood, the book Casefile used as a resource.


 

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I've noticed the change on Casefile and looked at who was writing after I listened to one that was a bit jarring in that it didn't quite flow with the usual style. There was something in it that also sounded like BS the way it was worded. Then the Family Murders pod was released and there was a piece of information in there that stunned most of us, it was the suggestion of cannabalism and it had us trying to find out where that detail was found.

Casefile's writer had misinterpreted the saw dismemberment of a victim, creating 'teeth' marks (of a saw) on the vertebrae as 'bite' marks. Bits found the reference in Young Blood, the book Casefile used as a resource.


Yes that was a bit weird the way they mentioned teeth marks. Badly interpreted info.
That latest episode about JJD the golden State killer is more x-rated than other episodes. Pretty good episode after all the other 5 gsk/ ear / ons episodes before it.
 

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Yes that was a bit weird the way they mentioned teeth marks. Badly interpreted info.
That latest episode about JJD the golden State killer is more x-rated than other episodes. Pretty good episode after all the other 5 gsk/ ear / ons episodes before it.
Thanks Met, I'll check in today. Nothing beat Casefile imo for their series on the EAR, it was brilliant.
 

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Yes that was a bit weird the way they mentioned teeth marks. Badly interpreted info.
That latest episode about JJD the golden State killer is more x-rated than other episodes. Pretty good episode after all the other 5 gsk/ ear / ons episodes before it.
Which episode?
 

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I agree to an extent. I’m still a big fan and contribute to the Patreon, but there’s definitely something missing these days. Looking at the episode credits, the two writers that did most of the ‘classic’ episodes, Anna Priestland and Victoria Dieffenbacher, no longer write for the show. I don’t think the current writers are as good or as thorough as they used to be and they’re just churning out the content.

The other thing may be that the market for true crime podcasts is just so saturated now that pretty much every case has been covered in great detail by multiple shows that it’s hard to find a new angle on things.
I've noticed the change on Casefile and looked at who was writing after I listened to one that was a bit jarring in that it didn't quite flow with the usual style. There was something in it that also sounded like BS the way it was worded. Then the Family Murders pod was released and there was a piece of information in there that stunned most of us, it was the suggestion of cannabalism and it had us trying to find out where that detail was found.

Casefile's writer had misinterpreted the saw dismemberment of a victim, creating 'teeth' marks (of a saw) on the vertebrae as 'bite' marks. Bits found the reference in Young Blood, the book Casefile used as a resource.


Have to agree with both your takes. I have felt they've fallen in quality for about a year now but couldn't put my finger on why. Perhaps you've found a reason. It's definitely not as engaging as it used to be.
 

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I could be completely wrong but some of the ones that I’ve recently found to be lacking quality sound like they are previous episodes that were done in the early days of the podcast. There’s been a few that just don’t sound the same as the other ones around it to me.
 

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the last podcast is unbelievable
1:shooting your own sister and brother-in-law
2: rooting your sister
3: showing your girlfriend/future wife your victims
4: the wife saying nothing for 23 years and having 3 kids with him
5: saying all those things to your family and they didn’t twing

the guy is an absolute psychopath
 

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This one is complicated.
It has to be best episode lately
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Good episode, also kind of frustrating.

Because unlike the caffey family, where the girl is just straight up manipulating and torturing her father at the end and you can hate her.

Hanratty saying he is innocent and telling his family to keep fighting for him etc .. after he is dead .... is almost worse than the actual crime he committed - but he genuinely sounded like he thought he was innocent.
 

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Just went back and listened to the Mr Stinky episode on my walk today. Fantastic episode, one of my favs, the bloke was a dead set psychopath.
 

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