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August 14, 2019
The squad hunts down a chat room predator and convinces him to throw a party for all the pedophiles he knows so they can arrest them as well. Meantime, Elliot is losing his mind because HIS CHILDREN HAVE A COMPUTER TOO! Plug in your dial-up modems. We're going back to SVU season 1 episode 18 Chat Room. Our guest is Isaac Butler from Slate's "Lend Me Your Ears" podcast. This episode is inspired by real life tales of Internet predators.  We're sponsored by Third Love and Joybird. http://www.lawandorderpodcast.com/podcast-episodes/chatroom
July 31, 2019
It's our season three finale! To mark the end of the season of These Are Their Stories, we're going to revisit some of our favorite moments from this year's podcasts. We'll hear from those who've had brushes with stardom, get advice on what to do at a swingers' club, discuss the wildest ripped-from-the-headlines stories, and hear everyone's favorite detective team.  This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code to get 10% off. We're also brought to you by the good people at Joybird.
July 17, 2019
A dad who wants out of his marriage injects his son with a deadly bacteria. But when the bio-supplier won't turn over their records, McCoy charges the corporation as an accomplice to murder. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 4 Flight. Our guest is Isaiah Headen from the Sketch Nerds podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life case of Brian Stewart. We're brought to you by Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code. Additional support comes from Third Love. Receive 15% off with the code LAWANDORDER.
July 3, 2019
The squad works around the clock to find a girl snatched by a kidnapper who kills his victims on the third day. And the long hours are making everybody tired and cranky (no, you may not use Fin’s eyedrops). We’re looking at SVU season 2 episode 15 “Countdown.” Our guest is Carolyn Paine from the Big Little podcast. This episode was inspired by the real-life case of Robert Black.  This episode is sponsored by BrüMate. Get 15% off with code LAWANDORDER. Additional support comes from Third Love. Receive 15% off with the code LAWANDORDER.
June 19, 2019
Kelly can’t remember being raped. Fortunately Eric videotapes himself assaulting all his victims. His defense: he’s addicted to porn and the cross-examination boner proves it. (Plus there's dolphin porn!) We’re talking about SVU season 10 episode 10 "Smut" with Repy Hattersley from the Hell and High Horror podcast live at PodX in Nashville. This episode was inspired by the ripped-from-the-headlines story of Andrew Luster. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/ORDER and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER.
June 5, 2019
Benson and newbie Rollins investigate a suave Italian diplomat who raped a chambermaid, but their victim has serious credibility issues. Then Olivia learns her BFF Stabler is quitting the force. We’re turning the page on SVU in season 13 episode 1 “Scorched Earth.” We’re joined by Stuart Rice from the Sketch Comedy Podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of French diplomat Dominique Strauss-Kahn. We’re sponsored by Acorn TV, Madison Reed, and Brumate.
May 22, 2019
They didn't pick his pocket. This guy wound up in Central Park with his kidney stolen. Logan and Greavey find their man, but Stone and Robinette want the billionaire who paid the doctor to do it. We're going old school Law & Order with season 1 episode 21 "Sonata for Solo Organ." Our guest is Dan Taberski from the Headlong podcasts "Missing Richard Simmons" and "Running from COPS." The episode was inspired by the 1989 organ scandal involving Amhet Koc. We're sponsored by Acorn TV, Madison Reed and Third Love.
May 8, 2019
How did rich Mrs. Moore wind up in an insulin-induced coma? A sex game called “necrophilia without tears.” McCoy and Carmichael find out the insulin was spiked with a drug that has left her “frozen.” Is the doctor who wants her money to blame? We’re talking about Law and Order season 10 episode 23 Stiff. Our guest is Dr. Kelly Jones from the Still Pretty and Awegasm podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Claus and Sunny von Bülow. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/order and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER.
April 24, 2019
After a washed-up teen star accuses Amaro of coming on to her, the squad discovers a powerful Hollywood producer has been abusing underage actresses for years. We’re talking about SVU season 16 episode 3 “Producer’s Backend.” Our guest is Matt Reuter from the podcast Law & Order: Special Viewers Unit. This episode is inspired by the sex accusations against director Bryan Singer. We're brought to you by Madison Reed. Listen for our special promo code. SEE US AT PodX MAY 31-JUNE 2. SIGN UP FOR A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS FROM US.
April 10, 2019
A woman's recovered memory of her father's abuse rips her family apart and leads to a frame-up. But when the father is murdered, Benson and Stabler learn the memory was false all along.   We're talking about SVU S3 E1 Repression with Kimberly from the A Date with Dateline podcast. Some inspiration for this episode comes from the real life case of Cheryl Pierson. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/ORDER and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER. SEE US AT PodX MAY 31-JUNE 2. SIGN UP FOR A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS FROM US.
March 27, 2019
The SVU squad debunks rumors of a child sex ring run out of a Chinese restaurant only to find evidence of a real one.
March 13, 2019
Mom and son killed, daughter shot, Olivet says dad could be a "family annihilator." But when she changes her diagnosis, it looks like before-she-was-famous Ellen Pompeo orchestrated the whole thing...all so she could spend more time with her boyfriend. Plus, Briscoe eats a baked potato covered in peanut butter. We're talking about L&O original recipe season 6 episode 16 "Savoir." Our guest is podcaster and sports journalist Sonja Missio. This episode takes some plot points from the case of John List. We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping on their first Color Kit.
February 27, 2019
In SVU's 200th episode, Robin Williams scams a burger manager to strip search an employee, defends himself at trial, appears on Morning Joe with a sheep named Elliot, organizes a Grand Central Station flash mob, kidnaps Benson and threatens Stabler to administer electrical shocks, blows up a recording studio, then disappears in the East River while still handcuffed. And gets nominated for an Emmy for doing it. We're talking about SVU S9 E17 Authority with Michelle Rubenstein from the It Takes Three podcast network. This episode was inspired by a 2004 phone scam at a Kentucky McDonalds. PLEASE TAKE OUR PODCAST SURVEY! It gives advertisers a sense of our audience composition...and it helps keep this podcast going! podsurvey.com/lawandorder We're brought to you by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/order and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping on their first Color Kit.
February 13, 2019
We're declaring a national emergency. Halfway through season 20, we hear from listeners and past guests about what's working and what isn't on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Then we'll ask the question: should SVU be renewed for a 21st season? We'll hear from Rebecca Lavoie, Vaya Pashos, Margo Donohue, Henry Lavoie, Kimberly, and Sarah D. Bunting, plus Kevin Flynn will give the State of the Unit Address.   We're sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder for 15% off.
January 30, 2019
How do you find a vanished woman whose online avatar is teen stripper Vixy Platinum? Go INTO the game and locate the kidnapper's virtual cabin by making the sun come out at night. Also there's a sleepwalking rapist and a girl who's been missing for 25 years and still carries a torch for her pedophile kidnapper. We turn the bat-shit-crazy to 11 with Sarah D. Bunting as we talk about SVU season 9 episode 2 "Avatar." The story takes plot points from the online world of Second Life. We're sponsored by Joybird. Go to joybird.com/ORDER and receive an exclusive offer for 25% off your first order by using the code ORDER. We're also brought to you by the podcast "First Day Back."
January 16, 2019
A co-ed is found dead in her dorm. The computer geek with the rape-and-murder fantasies and a pair of the victim's panties seems like a good suspect, but Briscoe and Curtis home in on her paranoid roommate. Instead of homicide, McCoy and Kincaid charge her with fraud for lying on her college application. Thank goodness her lawyer Sandy Duncan is willing the throw the case. We're talking about original recipe season 6 episode 6 "Paranoia" with Lawrence Tucker of the Awesome 80s podcast. This episode was inspired by the ripped from the headlines story of Gina Grant.  We're sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first purchase at ThirdLove.com/lawandorder. We're also brought to you by Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo to save 10% on your first purchase at Madison-Reed.com.
January 2, 2019
The Hudson University president is murdered, but who convinced the grad student to do the deed? The answer is Goren’s new nemesis: Nicole Wallace! We’re talking about Criminal Intent season 2 episode 3 “Anti-Thesis.” We’re joined by returning guest, from Undisclosed and the Office Hours podcasts, Dr. Marcia Chatelain. This episode takes some of its cues from the real-life squabble between Harvard President Larry Summers and Dr. Cornel West. Our sponsor is Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit.
December 19, 2018
Hard-drinking, hard-loving ADA Peter Stone is accused by a woman of raping her 12 years ago, an assault he has no memory of. No one in the SVU squad wants to believe it…and maybe that’s the bigger problem. We’re talking about SVU season 20 episode 9 Mea Culpa. We’re joined by three-time guest (and TATS Triple Crown winner) Lani Diane Rich of Chipperish Media. This episode is inspired by the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We’re brought to you by Poshmark. Get $5 off your first purchase when you enter the invite code STORIES5 when you sign up. We’re also sponsored by HelloFresh. For a total of $60 off visit HelloFresh.com/THEIRSTORIES60 and enter code THEIRSTORIES60.
December 5, 2018
Why did two fat kids beat up little Rooney Mara? Because she beat up their fat brother. Why did she beat up their fat brother? Because she used to be fat herself. (Wait, WTF?) Also, Anthony Anderson appears - not as L&O's Bernard - but as Stabler's hot-headed temporary partner. We’re talking about SVU season 7 episode 20 “Fat.” Our guest is Jason Alme from the Shit Happens When you Party Naked podcast. This episode is inspired by two teens who sued McDonalds for making them obese.  Our sponsors this episode include Poshmark. Download the Poshmark app and get $5 off your first purchase when you enter code STORIES5 at sign up. We're also brought to you by ThirdLove. Get 15% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/lawandorder.
November 21, 2018
A shady adoption agency! A child smothered during “rebirthing” therapy! Foster kids kept in cages! Elliot gets stabbed with a pen! And 8-year-old Elle Fanning attempts a murder-suicide by setting fire to the apartment of Elliot's wannabe lover Dani Beck! We’re looking at SVU season 8 episode 8 “Cage.” We’re joined by returning guest Vaya Pashos from the Buddywatch podcast. This episode is inspired by the rebirthing death of Candace Newmaker. Our sponsor is Madison Reed. Listen in for our special promo code.
November 7, 2018
A crazy man bashes in a woman's head on the subway. McCoy isn't satisfied putting the lunatic in jail. He also charges the health insurance executive who kept him from getting his medicine in the first place. This time we're looking at Law & Order season 11 episode 2 "Turnstile Justice." Our guest is Lara Bricker from "Crime Writers On." This story is based on the 1999 killing of Kendra Webdale. We're brought to you by Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase. We're also sponsored this week by Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off your first 3 boxes of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/theirstories60 and enter the code THEIRSTORIES60.
October 24, 2018
John Ritter guest stars in SVU as a husband who gets rid of his wife's lover's baby by cutting it out.
October 10, 2018
She’s a grifter.  He’s a washed-up celebrity. She wound up dead on the sidewalk. Who did it? Well, Gary Busey appears in the first 30 seconds of this episode, so you tell us. We’re looking at a classic Law & Order, season 12 episode 6 “Formerly Famous.” Our guest is John Davenport from the Hollywood Outsider podcast. This episode was based on the murder trial of Robert Blake. This episode is sponsored by Krave Jerky. Get 20% off when you use the code STORIES at kravejerky.com. We're also brought to you by Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase.
September 26, 2018
A boy is abducted from his school. The kidnapper later says his Mom paid to have him taken. Or was it the Dad? We’re looking at SVU season 16 episode 22 “Parents’ Nightmare.” Our guest is Maureen McMurray from the new Bear Brook podcast. This episode is based on the ripped-from-the-headlines story of a family who faked a kidnapping to teach their boy about “stranger danger.” This episode is sponsored by Krave Jerky. Get 20% off when you use the code STORIES at kravejerky.com. Additional support comes from Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored this week by Backblaze data storage service provider. Receive a fully featured 15-day free trial at: Backblaze.com/stories.
September 12, 2018
Benson and Stabler go undercover in a sex club [swoon] to catch a pair of con artist swingers who have a surprising amount in common. Like the same mother. Like they're doing it. Like they're twins and they're doing it. We're looking at SVU season 12 episode 19 "Bombshell." Our guest is Toronto Sun sex & relationship columnist Simone Paget. The inspiration for one of the characters is burlesque star Dita von Teese.  This episode is sponsored by Krave Jerky. Get 20% off when you use the code STORIES at kravejerky.com. Additional support comes from Teami. Go to Teamiblends.com and use code STORIES for 20% off at checkout. We're also brought to you by Third Love. Go to ThirdLove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase.
August 29, 2018
A financier dies of a Viagra overdose! A billionaire wants a football stadium! Briscoe makes dick jokes...blah blah blah.... IT'S JULIA ROBERTS! Julia guest stars as a femme fatale who wants to get it in with her then-boyfriend Benjamin Bratt. We're talking about Law & Order season 9 episode 20 "Empire." Our guest is Aaron Peterson of the Hollywood Outsider and The Blacklist Exposed podcasts (the bastard who beat us for Best TV/Film Podcast of 2017). This episode is inspired in part by the plans of George Steinbrenner, Rudy Giuliani, and Donald Trump to build a new Yankee Stadium.  This episode is brought to you by Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored this week by Hello Fresh. For a total of $60 off your first 3 boxes of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/theirstories60 and enter the code THEIRSTORIES60. Addition support comes from Backblaze data storage service provider. Receive a fully featured 15-day free trial at: Backblaze.com/stories.
August 1, 2018
After joining a police foot chase, Amaro shoots an unarmed teen. Now IAB is after him. But it's Cragen who turns in his badge, as the iconic character retires after 400 L&O and SVU episodes. We're talking with Kimmie Smith of Athleisure Mag about Special Victims Unit season 15 episode 10 (sometimes listed as episode 11) "Amaro's One-eighty." This story is inspired by the real life case of Ramarley Graham. This episode is brought to you by Kopari's Coconut Deodorant. Go to KopariBeauty.com/stories to save $5 off your first order. We're also sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our special promo code to get 10% off plus free shipping.
July 18, 2018
The oversexed victim was buggered by fruit. The trail leads Benson and Stabler to a Turkish bath house, high-priced Russian hookers, the mysterious second floor loft in the squad room, and a male porn star named “Bull Dozer.” We’re looking at SVU S1 E12 “Russian Love Poem” with Brittni Liyanage from the D20 Dames podcast. This episode’s ripped-from-the-headline story deals with the Russian mob. Our sponsor this week is Madison Reed. Listen in for our newest promo code to get $10 off and free shipping on your first color kit.
July 4, 2018
Green and Cassady (memba her?) chase an escaped prisoner all over Manhattan, only to corner him in a classroom where he shoots four children. McCoy and Rubirosa want the convict to get the death penalty. So why should they prosecute the vigilante who killed him for them? We're looking at Law & Order, season 17 episode 9 "Deadlock."  Our guest is Nick Capodice from the Civics 101 podcast.  This episode takes cues from the ripped from the headlines case of Gary Plauche. Note that we will be discussing a fictional school shooting.
June 20, 2018
A woman jumps from a crowed bridge. Did she kill herself...or was she chased to her death? Also, Rey's wife finds out about his infidelity and leaves him (for now). We're looking at classic Law & Order season 7 episode 11 "Menace." Our guest is author Brady Carlson. This podcast episode was originally released on October 12, 2016, but this encore episode contains additional material. This TV episode is inspired by the real life case of Delitha Ward. We're sponsored this week by Hello Fresh. For $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh, visit hellofresh.com/theirstories30 and enter the code THEIRSTORIES30. Additional support comes from the new sexual health care line of products from Lola. For 40% off your order, visit mylola.com and enter STORIES to get started!
June 6, 2018
Doesn’t being cryogenically frozen after death sound good? Not to the billionaire who wants that brain to cure his son’s Alzheimer’s. This time we look at Criminal Intent season 2 episode 15 “Cold Comfort.” Our guest is Lisa Gallagher of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival. This episode is inspired by the real-life controversy around the death of baseball legend Ted Williams. For more on the Toronto True Crime Festival, June 8-9, go to torontotruecrimefilmfestival.com. We're sponsored by the Good Cigar Company. Use promo code ORDER for 10% off any subscription. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
May 23, 2018
This therapist thinks she can cure rapists by reading them bedtime stories, making them suck their thumbs, and calling her "Mommy." Then she straight up sleeps with one and is attacked by the patient's sister mother. (Plus pro tip: don't put your ankle monitor on your cat.)  We're looking at SVU season 5 episode 3 "Mother" with Diana Goodman from the ThirtyTwentyTen podcast.  This episode is based on the case of Doctor Margaret Bean-Bayog. We welcome a new sponsor this episode: Good Cigar Company. Go to goodcigar.co and use promo code ORDER for 10% off any subscription.
May 9, 2018
The kidnapping of a famous atheist goes wrong, with the victim and one of the kidnappers dead and his accomplices gone with the gold coins. But Goren is no dumbbell when it comes to cracking the case. This time we look at Criminal Intent season 4 episode 5 "Eosphoros" with Katie from the Date with Dateline podcast. The TV episode's name comes from the Greek god of the morning star, the brother to god of the evening star, Hesporos. The episode was inspired by the kidnapping and murder of Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker glasses. Go to warbyparker.com/order to begin your free home try on experience. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
April 25, 2018
SVU searches for little Mackenzie who ran away from her smothering parents. Their older daughter was kidnapped and vanished years ago, and now they're making Mackenzie look just like her (with plastic surgery and a microchip). We're talking about SVU S12 E1 Locum with actor Chase Williamson. This episode takes some cues from the ripped from the headline story of Jaycee Dugard. This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit. We're also sponsored by Away. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/order and use promo code ORDER during checkout.
April 11, 2018
SVU S19 E17 Send in the Clowns You think the guy in the creepy clown mask kidnapping the teen girl is the weirdest this episode gets. But HOLD ON. Wait until the music teacher finds out the student he's been sleeping with is actually the love child he never knew he had. (Vomit here.) We're still stunned by SVU S19 E17 "Send in the Clowns" and we'll talk about it with Kimberly from the Date with Dateline podcast. This episode is inspired by the case of Steven Walter Pladl. This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
March 28, 2018
L&O S15 E16 "The Sixth Man" How's this for a March Madness tie in? A pro basketball player is accused of snapping the neck of his biggest heckler who happened to be suing him for $20 million. We're taking a shot with Law & Order season 15 episode 16 "The Sixth Man." Our guest is James Pietragallo from Crime and Sports and the Small Town Murder podcast. This episode was inspired by the real-life 2004 sports brawl known as The Malice at the Palace. This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. To get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit, listen for our promo code. We're also sponsored by Zola. To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/order.
March 14, 2018
Pay no attention to that little girl hanging off a balcony. It's her mom who's the special victim. Now an adult, she'd been made to do porn as a child. Barba convinces her to sue the men still viewing her images for millions of dollars. Also, Benson and Cassidy have the least-drama filled breakup in television history. We're talking about SVU S15 E19 "Downloaded Child" with Aussie star Kate Barkley from the Pups and Pop Culture podcast. This SVU episode was inspired by the real-life court case of "Amy Unknown." This episode is sponsored by Madison Reed. Listen for our promo code to get 10% and free shipping on your first color kit. We're also sponsored by Third Love. Get 15% off your first bra at thirdlove.com/lawandorder.
February 28, 2018
In one of Law & Order's most powerful episodes, a mentally handicapped girl is raped by her classmates. McCoy must fight the judge who sets aside the jury's verdict because the disabled sexual assault victim "had the time of her life." The result is a reflection on the meaning of dignity and acceptance. Meantime, Lenny's daughter pays the ultimate price for testifying against a drug dealer. We talk about L&O season 8 episode 22 "Damaged" with Mark Blankenship of the Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs podcast. Note: the original episode and our commentary use the words "retard" and "retarded," as use of both words are relevant plot points in the episode. To read Mark's article on why "Damaged" is among the best in the L&O canon, click here. This episode is sponsored by the Martha Stewart Wine Company. Get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack or club membership when you go to marthastewartwine.com and use the promo code STORIES. We're also sponsored by Zola. To sign up with Zola and receive a $50 credit towards your registry, go to ZOLA.com/order.
February 14, 2018
The SVU team somehow gets involved in an exotic animal smuggling operation. A woman is killed by a tiger, Stabler gets shot, Benson shows off her bra, Kathy wants to leave, and Cragen gets a hug from a $1 million gibbon smuggled in a basketball. We can't even with Tara Ariano from the Extra Hot Great podcast as we talk about SVU S10 E7 "Wildlife." To read a magazine article about how this television episode was made, click here. This episode is inspired by the real international blackmarket for exotic animals. We're sponsored by the Martha Stewart Wine Company. Get 20% off your first purchase of a bottle, pack or club membership when you go to drinks.com and use the promo code STORIES. We're also brought to you by ThirdLove. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase!
January 31, 2018
An actress is murdered above a famous deli and Branch wants to give the three suspects the death penalty...including the two guys who just stole the TV. Green goes undercover as a drug dealer, gets sued for beating down a perp, and reveals his affinity for Elvis Costello. And a witness reminds us who put Baby in a corner. We're hungry to talk about L&O season 13 episode 4 "Tragedy on Rye" with Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam. This episode is based on the real life Carnegie Deli Massacre of 2001. We welcome a new sponsor to the show. We're brought to you by BarkBox. Go to barkbox.com/order for a FREE EXTRA MONTH when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan. Our episode is also sponsored by Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder and get 15-percent off your first purchase!
January 17, 2018
It wasn't an accident the little girl got shot in the stick-up crossfire. Cabot gives her psycho sister immunity before learning she convinced her boyfriend to rape the girl, give her gonorrhea, then set up the fatal shoot-out to keep her quiet. We try to stomach SVU season 4 episode 11 "Damaged." Our guest is Kate Casey from the Reality Life podcast. This episode is based on the crime spree by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
January 6, 2018
As a follow up to our last episode about SVU S19 E8 "Intent," part 1 of a cliffhanger, we're dropping this bonus episode to briefly talk about the conclusion of the kidnapping storyline in E9 "Gone Baby Gone." We'll hear from Rebecca Lavoie and Sarah D. Bunting about muttonchops, Twitter meltdowns, and how to get to New Hampshire.
January 2, 2018
SVU S19 E8 "INTENT" We're looking at the most recent episode from SVU! You know...the one with the double catfishing scheme, Rollins and Carisi almost make out, and Noah gets kidnapped at the end. Part two of this cliffhanger airs on NBC on Jan 3, so let's talk about SVU season 19 episode 8 "Intent" right now. Our guest is Margo Donohue from the Book vs. Movie podcast. This episode is inspired by the real-life case of NBA player Chris Andersen. Our sponsor is Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/lawandorder to get 15% off your first purchase.
December 20, 2017
LO: S11 E11 SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH JORGE Well this one struck a nerve! The Puerto Rican Day parade is marred by a roaming mob assaulting women in Central Park. Meantime, the wife of a tech giant is found beaten to death nearby. What follows is an investigation driven by politics, wealth, and race. NBC banned LO S11 E11 "Sunday in the Park with Jorge" from re-runs for nearly a decade. Our guest is returning panelist Lani Diane Rich from Chipperish Media. This episode is inspired by the real-life sexual assault incidents during New York's 2000 Puerto Rican Day parade.
December 6, 2017
The bloody BDSM scene turns out to be an accidental death from two high school buddies conducting "extreme wrestling." But there's something wrong with the victim's girlfriend. Turns out she's a 28-year-old pretending to be a teen! We're blown away by SVU season 8 episode 21 "Pretend." Our guest is Stephanie Craig of the History Fangirl podcast. The episode takes its inspiration from the true story of Treva Throneberry.
November 22, 2017
The SVU squad investigates a dead writer, a drunken lovelorn landlady, a pedophile impostor, and the tempting teen who might have had an affair with the victim. And Stabler suddenly realizes his daughter is going to have sex someday. We're going all the way back to SVU season 1 episode 5 "Wanderlust." Our guest is Benjamin Frisch of the Slate podcast network. The episode takes much inspiration from the book Lolita.
November 8, 2017
Here we meet Briscoe's new partner, the smiling, good-natured, loving family man Rey Curtis (boy how things will change). And of course, Briscoe can't stand him. But once they catch the bad guy, the victim's mom shoots him in court...getting blood all over Claire's new suit. We're looking at Law & Order season 6 episode 1 "Bitter Fruit." Our guest is Erin Fox of the "You, Me, and PTSD" podcast. This episode takes some cues from the real life case of Ellie Nesler.
October 25, 2017
She's the beautiful author of an erotic novel. He's the talk show host who likes to choke women with his belt. Was the sex consensual? Did she really write the book? And why is Munch reading a BSDM book to his blind mother? We're looking at SVU season 14 episode 3 "Twenty-five Acts." Our guest is Julia Turner, Editor-in-Chief at Slate magazine. The episode takes some cues from the blackmail scandal of Late Night host David Letterman.
October 11, 2017
The psycho suspect escapes by riding through a Fun House, then fleeing super villain-style by dumping toxic gas to cover his tracks. But it's Benson who rescues Stabler from the real killer by repeatedly slapping her partner and making out with the bad guy. We're looking at SVU season 10 episode 22 "Zebras." Our guest is from the "In Trouble for Talking" podcast, Sonia Sells. This podcast is scheduled to drop on Wednesday Oct 11. The episode takes some cues from the life of SVU regular Richard Belzer.
September 27, 2017
A woman get horny and dies after eating mushrooms. A mime refuses to talk. Some guy is snipping women's hair in the park. A dog coughs up a tampon. And Benson has the weirdest freak out after being exposed to toxic fungi. And that's just the FIRST HALF! We're looking at SVU season 12 episode 5 "Wet." Our guest is KCUR reporter and podcaster Sam Zeff. The episode is based on the controversy around the effects of soda on the health of children. And it's also not.
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