How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders

The Cracked Podcast #305 August 18, 2019

Five thousand murders go unsolved in the United States every year. That means each American killer has a 38% chance of not getting caught, remaining free to listen to the inevitable true crime podcast about their deeds. People all over the world love sharing stories of lurid murder. But what if true crime fans could do more than just listen? What if modern technology and marketing skills can help you solve those crimes yourself, while ALSO blowing the lid off a decades-old ‘Star Wars’ mystery?

On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by writer, investigator, and ’Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad’ co-host Billy Jensen. You’ll hear amazing stories from Billy’s new book ‘Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders’. You’ll also discover how to help investigate murders from home, learn how your DNA can catch the next “Golden State Killer”-type maniac, and find out exactly who passed up the chance to be Han Solo.

Footnotes: https://www.cracked.com/podcast/how-one-true-crime-writer-started-solving-murders

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