Aftermath: Betty Broderick Murders
In a controversial move last episode, Rebecca ruled that Betty Broderick be sent to the Alarmist Jail for the Betty Broderick Murders. On today's episode, Guest Expert Alyssa Smith (a Twentieth Century U.S. Violence and crime researcher for the History Dept. at the University of Chicago) explains what makes this a "Spectator Crime," why the Supermom narrative is so dangerous and how shows like Law & Order and Criminal Minds have changed how people think about true crime and the legal system.
Then, Fact Checker Smith and Producer Lund stop by to discuss Alyssa Smith's testimony. Smith leans into his surfer persona, making a great metaphor about waves. Lund compares herself to a "young Betty Broderick."
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