S2 Ep 11.5: The People Vs. Serial Season 2 - Was OJ The Better-Told Story?

The People Vs. Serial Season 2 - Was OJ The Better-Told Story?

The Crime Writers welcome very special guest Lt. Col (R) James Weirick on board to talk about the art of storytelling, and whether Serial delivered on the big promises it made in season 2.

We also take apart the storycraft behind The People Vs. OJ Simpson, and how the cast, the plot frame, and even the casting of Ross as Robert Kardashian affected that show's arc.

Plus, we listen to some pithy listener voice memos and tackle a juvenile crime of the week. 

A special thanks to classy-voiced British journalist Emma Finamore for reading some of the items our listeners from across the pond purchased on Amazon UK! 

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Check out Toby's handwritten plot outline of Serial seasons 1 and 2:

And you thought SERIAL had fancy digital stuff!

And you thought SERIAL had fancy digital stuff!

Here's the article Toby mentioned in which the courtroom sketch artist compares the actors' portrayals to the real people in the OJ Simpson case.

What's on Weirick's Netflix list? Here you go:

1. Bronson

2. H.H. Holmes, America's First Serial Killer

3. Carl Panzram, The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance

4. Punch-Drunk Love

5. Mirage Men

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