Title: True Crime, Psychopaths and Commonalities
Run Time: 19 min 07 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle
Topic: The True Crime Genre
- Major Monocle expresses his displeasure for the genre because his wife has filled his DVR with shows from Investigation Discovery. While Nabbit wonders whether he enjoys the True Crime Genre because he likes Batman.
- Oktober brings up the Netflix show Making a Murderer and how the way that the show is presented is supposed to point the audience towards a certain conclusion. The panel starts talking about the formula for these types of shows (including the fictionalized crime shows like Law and Order).
- Famous true crime stories come up in the conversation…and Oktober brings up this crazy crazy conspiracy theory….
- Nabbit reveals his theory as to why people are so obsessed with the True Crime Genre… because everybody has wanted to murder someone. It leads to everyone trying to discussing psychopaths and the dark sides of humanity. Nabbit points out that everyone has watched a show or read a book and said, “What they should have done is this and they would have gotten away with it.“
- The panel invents a new board game. It’s a lot like the game of life, but different.
- Luke states (to general agreement) that these crime stories benefit from the train wreck effect (you just can’t look away no matter how horrible it is).
- Luke brings up the podcast, You Must Remember This, which did an amazing series on the Hollywood Of Charles Manson. In it Karina Longworth does a stellar job of showing the twisted charisma that he had over his followers, which shows another possible appeal of the genre: The Charismatic Stranger.
- An escalation of famous murders leads to the whole “God is a murderer” trope. Which leads to the whole panel <minus Major Monocle> singing “MmmmmMmmmmmMmmmm“ from the Crash Test Dummies (off the album “God Shuffled His Feet”).
- Major Monocle suggests the other theory that because the stories of the True Crime genre are so outside the normal human experience and that is what interests people….and then suggests that the whole panel get face tattoos to scratch that itch.
In this game we list three things and try to guess what they have in common.