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 59: Lennon Lives, Part 2

This week, Andrew + Kirsten conclude their story about John Lennon with a look at the myriad ways his life—and death—influenced our cultural landscape. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and then rate and review us at Apple...

Episode 58: Lennon Lives, Part 1

This week, Andrew + Kirsten begin their look at the life of John Lennon, his path to fame, his descent into burnout, and his shocking 1980 assassination, just as he was poised to return to the public eye. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen to...

Episode 57: Son of Sam, Part 4

This week, Andrew + Kirsten complete their look at the Son of Sam case, with an exploration of the surprising ways it has impacted pop culture and the true crime genre itself. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and then rate and...

Episode 56: Son of Sam, Part 3

This week, Andrew + Kirsten continue their now four-part story on the horrific crime spree committed by the self-styled Son of Sam. Hear how the city and investigators adapted as the last few attacks played out and how the killer was finally caught...

Episode 55: Son of Sam, Part 2

This week, Andrew + Kirsten continue their look at the tragic Son of Sam case, delving into the beginning of Berkowitz's string of crimes, which would throw an already shambolic NYC into a fever pitch of terror seen few times in history. Be a doll...

Episode 54: Son of Sam, Part 1

This week, Andrew + Kirsten return from their hiatus to begin a three-part look at the faceless terror that gripped NYC for 378 days in the 1970s—David Richard Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam. Be a doll. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and...

Episode 53: The Vampire of Barcelona

This week, Andrew + Kirsten explore the deeply twisted and creepy tale of Enriqueta Martí i Ripollés, known popularly as the Vampire of Barcelona. Was she a depraved serial killer who preyed on helpless street children, as legend would have us...

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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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