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The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told

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Each week, Mary Kay walks the audience through the most riveting true crime stories ever told. Not only are these stories deeply researched, but many episodes often include interviews with authors and experts on the cases.

The true crime genre too often takes gleeful fascination in crimes against women. Diversion has seeked out stories in which women are not the victim, but instead are our protagonists. These women can be the perpetrators, such as the murderers or scammers, but may also be the heroes of the story, such as the lawyer, detective, scientist or family of the victim who never stopped fighting for answers.

Mary Kay is not just concerned with the “what” of each case, but the “why?” This podcast delves into the good, the bad, the difficult, and all the nuances that can be uncovered. Because these are the stories we need to know to understand the intersection of society, justice, and the fascinating workings of the human psyche.

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Mary Kay McBrayer

Mary Kay McBrayer

Mary Kay McBrayer is a true crime author, literature professor, podcast co-host, and killer storyteller. Most recently, she authored AMERICA’S FIRST FEMALE SERIAL KILLER: JANE TOPPAN AND THE MAKING OF A MONSTER. She is the writer of Book Riot’s weekly horror newsletter, The Fright Stuff. She also co-hosted the horror comedy podcast, Everything Trying to Kill You, and the literary fiction podcast, Novel Gazing.


Host, Writer Mary Kay McBrayer
Editorial Director Nora Batelle
Developed by Emma DeMuth
Developed by Jacob Bronstein
Theme Music Tyler Cash
Producer Antonio Enriquez
Executive Producer Scott Waxman
Executive Producer Mark Francis
Executive Producer Jacob Bronstein

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