The Mashup

Crime + Culture

The lurid attraction to true crime stories is nothing new. From Hamlet to In Cold Blood to The Bling Ring, people have always been fascinated by the dark, shadowy aspects of human nature. In this podcast, we explore the crooks and crevices of the human psyche and the culture it creates.  

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Episode 21: The Pickton Pig Farm Murders

This week, Andrew + Kirsten tackle their first listener's choice case, and, fam, it's a doozy. Come along as they discuss the most sinister and prolific serial killer in Canadian history, how he exploited the prevalent misogyny and racism to prey on...

Episode 20: The Odd Case of Dorothea Puente

This week, Kirsten + Andrew head to Sacramento, California, to discuss Dorothea Puente, aka the ‘Death House Landlady!’ You won’t believe your eyes, ears, or stomachs learning about this bizarre case and the truly weird culture that it has spawned...

Episode 18: The Unsolved Case of JonBenét Ramsey

This week, Andrew + Kirsten wrap up 2021 with a look at the 25-year-old unsolved case of JonBenét Ramsey and the very unique way its cultural impact has played out. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and then rate and review us at...

Episode 17: Green River Killer, Part 2

This week, Andrew + Kirsten conclude the two-part story about the notorious Green River Killer, including the cultural ripple effects that continue to this day. If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet, make sure to go back and check out Episode 16...

Episode 16: Green River Killer, Part 1

This week, Andrew + Kirsten look at one of the US’s most heinous serial killers and, more importantly, the women whose lives were cut short. We hope you’ll join us for part 1 of this special two-part story. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen...

Episode 15: In Cold Blood

This week, Kirsten + Andrew talk about the personality trait of openness and the idea that octopuses are from outer space. Oh, and they also explore the impact of a 62-year-old case from a tiny town in Kansas and a little book called In Cold Blood...

Episode 14: Born by the River

This week, Kirsten + Andrew take a look at one of American music’s most enduring mysteries and learn more about the least well-known megastar ever. How did he end up with such an ignominious fate? Listen to find out. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever...

Episode 13: The Not-So-Perfect Crime

This week, Andrew + Kirsten go back to Chicago in the Roaring ’20s and explore a now lesser-known crime—once described as “the crime of the century”—which has had a huge impact on pop culture over the last century. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you...

Episode 12: Is She Dead?

This week, Andrew + Kirsten revisit Inciting Incidents and take a look at a curious case of creepypasta delusion. Oh, and Andrew previews his standup skills! Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and then rate and review us at Apple...

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Reco: Kirsten’s listening to …

Because I have two little gobblers[1] at home and I haven’t had a steady diet of anything but organic cereal bars for the last eightish years, when I go searching for new things to listen...

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