"What is it about the culture that has conditioned us to favor the wants and needs and desires, however horrible, of a serial murderer, as opposed to--most often--the women and girls that they harmed and killed?" This week, Sarah Weinman takes us on a backpacking trip through true crime history and American pop culture, and tells us about the myths and realities of criminal profiling—and why they're sometimes so hard to pull apart. And finally, we ask the ultimate taboo question: are serial k...

You're Wrong About

Sarah Marshall

Mindhunting with Sarah Weinman

OCT 2, 202366 MIN
You're Wrong About

Mindhunting with Sarah Weinman

OCT 2, 202366 MIN

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"What is it about the culture that has conditioned us to favor the wants and needs and desires, however horrible, of a serial murderer, as opposed to--most often--the women and girls that they harmed and killed?" This week, Sarah Weinman takes us on a backpacking trip through true crime history and American pop culture, and tells us about the myths and realities of criminal profiling—and why they're sometimes so hard to pull apart. And finally, we ask the ultimate taboo question: are serial killers boring?

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Articles discussed:

The Case of the Fake Sherlock
What lies beneath: the secrets of France’s top serial killer expert


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https://thecrimelady.substack.com/
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/richard-walter-criminal-profiler-fraud.html
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/nov/09/secrets-of-top-serial-killer-expert-france-stephane-bourgoin
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http://maintenancephase.com

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