4 True Crime Podcasts That Have Made It To The Screen

Deep-dive into these true crime stories.

1. The Thing About Pam

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave another person dead and expose a diabolical scheme. Listen now:

Last year, The Thing About Pam was turned into an American true crime comedy-drama television miniseries starring Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel and Judy Greer.

Where to watch: Stan

2. The Real Chopper

Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read is a name synonymous with crime and violence in Australian society. Adam Shand and Chopper’s first manager Andrew Roper delve into his story in this episode of Real Crime. Listen now:

You can also watch Chopper’s story come to life in the 2000 film, starring Eric Bana.

Where to watch: Stan, YouTube

3. Dr. Death

This podcast series tells the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a former American neurosurgeon who is serving life in prison for maiming and even killing almost all of the patients he operated on in the early 2010s. Listen now.

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After the success of the podcast, a crime drama series was created starring Joshua Jackson.

Where to watch: Season 1 and 2 are now available on Stan.

DR. DEATH — “Diplos” Episode 101 — Pictured: Joshua Jackson as Christopher Duntsch — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Peacock)

4. Disclosed: The Children In The Pictures

Australian documentary-maker Akhim Dev follows the Queensland Police investigation of a notorious child exploitation website. This podcast series is a powerful examination into how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it. Listen now:

You can also watch the 2021 documentary with Akhim Dev:

Where to watch: SBS on Demand

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