The podcast network will bring "The Jinx" team back, too.
The book begins with a shard of a memory of a pretty and provocative young girl on a long, cross country train ride. The
True crime. It's a cultural fascination, an obsession. Like a trainwreck, it's difficult to look away. There's something about delving into the deepest darkest recesses of human nature that we find compelling.
Prosecutors in California want Durst in connection with the 2000 killing of writer Susan Berman.
I don't know if we'll ever pinpoint all the reasons why true crime has become such a sensation, but as we inevitably continue to indulge ourselves, we must make sure we consider that real people experienced a significant loss in every single one of these stories.
Like millions of other Americans earlier this year, I found myself riveted by HBO's six-part documentary series, The Jinx. Part way through the penultimate episode, the story took an unexpected turn, to the far reaches of Humboldt County in the northwest corner of the Golden State.
The childhood home of Robert Durst can be yours for a cool $3.8 million. Durst, the real estate heir, alleged killer and
Storytelling has a number of objectives, and ethical considerations are not necessarily compatible with these priorities. When we hear a story we want it to be engaging, we want to relate to interesting characters.
In an era where TV crime dramas have become increasingly implausible, shows like The Jinx and Serial have brought a much needed dose of reality to American living rooms and earbuds.