Kathryn Interviews Jonathan Mooney, NY Times Best-Selling Author of “Normal Sucks”
Episode #5842
August 21st, 2019
True Crime Obsession
Why are so many women fascinated and obsessed by true crime stories? Using the experiences of four women - each of whose lives were touched by crime - Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime. Each woman, she argues, represents and identifies with a particular archetype that provides an entryway into true crime. Through these four cases, she traces the history of American crime, the growth of forensic science, the evolving role of victims, the Satanic Panic, the rise of online detectives and the long shadow of the Columbine shooting. Monroe has written about #vanlife for The New Yorker, a romantic con man for The Atlantic, pick-up artists for New York magazine, child abductions on the Navajo Nation for Esquire and a small-town quilting scandal for Texas Monthly.
Guest Links
Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and ObsessionBuy
  • Related Episodes
  • Jessica Powell
    Author & Former Google VP of Communications
    “The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story”
    25 min - 05/29/19
  • Camerone Parker
    Model, TV Personality & Philanthropist
    “Cameron Parker IMDb”
    25 min - 07/03/19
  • Lydia Fenet
    Author & Managing Director, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Christie’s
    “THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE ROOM IS YOU: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success”
    25 min - 05/08/19
Episode #