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Based on a True Crime
Based on a True Crime

Based on a True Crime

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BASED ON A TRUE CRIME is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect.

Latest Episodes

Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

The heinous crimes of Ted Bundy captured a nation as he stood trial for murder in Florida. At the time, few knew his true body count, in a series of murders that spanned multiple states on the other side of the country. In the years since, his seemingly incongruent demeanor and reputation, earned or not, as a smart and charming killer has inspired multiple movie adaptations, the most recent of which stars none other than Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month. If you're in the mood for more great true crime...

72 MINMAY 29
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Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Party Monster

In the early 90s, Michael Alig rose to prominence as a club promoter and founding member of the Club Kids, before being arrested for the vicious murder of Angel Melendez while high on ketamine. His story was brought to the big screen twice by directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, first in 1998’s “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” and again in 2003’s “Party Monster,” starring Macaulay Culkin. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month. If you're in the mood for more great true crime podcasts, we are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http:...

63 MINMAR 15
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Party Monster

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Henry Lee Lucas

In 1983, Henry Lee Lucas was arrested in Texas for unlawful possession of a firearm. While in custody, he confessed to hundreds of murders committed in dozens of states with a partner, Ottis Toole, earning him the nickname “The Confession Killer.” Despite many of these confessions proving to be false, his story captured the public consciousness, inspiring the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly). Be sure to check them out. Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar. SUBSCRIBE! iTunes,Stitcher, Google Play or your favorit...

57 MINFEB 4
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Henry Lee Lucas

The Exorcist

It's our Exorcist Halloween Special! In the Spring of 1949, a 14-year-old boy began exhibiting signs of demonic possession after the death of his aunt. Following a harrowing exorcism, the boy, known only as Roland Doe, was cured. Local news stories about the exorcism caught the eye of William Peter Blatty, inspiring his 1971 novel “The Exorcist”. He also wrote the screenplay that became the 1973 film, directed by William Friedkin. This is Based on a True Crime. Sources: Is The Exorcist based on a true story? Real-life tale of Roland Doe's possession that's more terrifying than the film and TV show by Jo-Anne Rowney https://www.mirror.co.uk/film/exorcist-based-true-story-real-11303612 The True Story of the St. Louis House That Inspired The Exorcist by Chad Garrison https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/hell-of-a-house/Content?oid=2491650&showFullText=true Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week...

61 MIN2018 OCT 31
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The Exorcist

The Villisca Axe Murders

Late one night in June of 1912, eight people were bludgeoned to death in a house in Villisca, Iowa. Although several suspects were named, and even put on trial, the case remains unsolved. The Villisca axe murder house remains as a tourist attraction, offering tours and overnight stays. Many supernatural events are said of have occurred there over the years, inspiring the 2017 indie horror film “The Axe Murders of Villisca.” This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out! Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as o...

53 MIN2018 OCT 24
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The Villisca Axe Murders

Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bernie Tiede

In August of 1997, the body of 81-year old Marjorie Nugent was found in a taped up freezer in her home. Police quickly arrested her close, and only, friend, 39-year-old Bernie Tiede. Much to the dismay of law enforcement, the city of Carthage, Texas rallied around Bernie, and tales of his supposed kindness versus the miserliness of Marjorie captured the attention of director Richard Linklater, who co-wrote and directed an adaptation of this true crime, BERNIE. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out! Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/ba...

69 MIN2018 SEP 23
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Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bernie Tiede

The Mystery of Marie Roget & Mary Cecilia Rogers

On July 25, 1841, Mary Cecilia Rogers told her fiance she was leaving to visit family. Her body was found floating in the Hudson River three days later. Edgar Allan Poe heard of her mysterious demise and sought to solve her murder through his writing. In 1842, he published the first detective story inspired by a true crime, “The Mystery of Marie Roget.” This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out! We want to give a shoutout to the following shows that we think you'll love (and they have promos at the closing of this episode)! Status: Pending Podcast (https://statuspending.podbean.com), The CrazyClinic Podcast (https://thecrazycl...

53 MIN2018 AUG 22
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The Mystery of Marie Roget & Mary Cecilia Rogers

Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Author Dana Fredsti

In this interview special, we chat with author Dana Fredsti, a writer/producer/director/theatrical sword fighter (she's in Army of Darkness) and animal lover! We had a great time talking about how she writes about zombies, science fiction and murder, details on her career doing stunt work (including being in Army of Darkness), favorite true crime and more! Her most recent novels include Time Shards & Spawn of Lilith, both published by Titan books! You can follow Dana on Facebook at https://facebook.com/danafredsti/, https://twitter.com/zhadi1, and Instagram https://instagram.com/zhadi1 and can pick up her novels pretty much wherever books are sold. Her website is danafredsti.com. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crim...

40 MIN2018 AUG 4
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Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Author Dana Fredsti

Wolf Creek & Ivan Milat

In the Fall of 1992, seven bodies were found in the Belanglo State Forest, all belonging to young people who had disappeared while hitchhiking in New South Wales, Australia. The account of a man who survived a terrifying attack years prior lead police to Ivan Milat, one inspiration for the deranged killer in the 2005 Australian horror film, Wolf Creek. This is based on a true crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network! Be sure to check them out at http://murder.ly! Snag some sweet rewards by supporting us on Patreon! SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter...

78 MIN2018 JUL 20
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Wolf Creek & Ivan Milat

Memories of Murder & the Hwaseong Serial Killer

In the early morning hours of September 15, 1986, the body of 71-year-old Lee Wan-im was found in the rice fields hear her home, strangled to death and bound with her own clothing. Crimes like this were not common in the rural city of Hwaseong in South Korea, but over the next five years they would become an almost regular occurrence: the work of a still unidentified serial killer. In 2003, the story of the Hwaseong serial murders was brought to the big screen by Bong Joon-ho in his second feature film, the crime-thriller "Memories of Murder." Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network! Be sure to check them out at http://murder.ly! Snag some sweet rewards by supporting us on Patreon! SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, S...

50 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Memories of Murder & the Hwaseong Serial Killer

Latest Episodes

Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

The heinous crimes of Ted Bundy captured a nation as he stood trial for murder in Florida. At the time, few knew his true body count, in a series of murders that spanned multiple states on the other side of the country. In the years since, his seemingly incongruent demeanor and reputation, earned or not, as a smart and charming killer has inspired multiple movie adaptations, the most recent of which stars none other than Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month. If you're in the mood for more great true crime...

72 MINMAY 29
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Ted Bundy and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Party Monster

In the early 90s, Michael Alig rose to prominence as a club promoter and founding member of the Club Kids, before being arrested for the vicious murder of Angel Melendez while high on ketamine. His story was brought to the big screen twice by directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, first in 1998’s “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” and again in 2003’s “Party Monster,” starring Macaulay Culkin. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. GET MORE EPISODES! For an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else, show your support for our show on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar a month. If you're in the mood for more great true crime podcasts, we are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http:...

63 MINMAR 15
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Party Monster

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Henry Lee Lucas

In 1983, Henry Lee Lucas was arrested in Texas for unlawful possession of a firearm. While in custody, he confessed to hundreds of murders committed in dozens of states with a partner, Ottis Toole, earning him the nickname “The Confession Killer.” Despite many of these confessions proving to be false, his story captured the public consciousness, inspiring the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are members of the Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly). Be sure to check them out. Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as one dollar. SUBSCRIBE! iTunes,Stitcher, Google Play or your favorit...

57 MINFEB 4
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer & Henry Lee Lucas

The Exorcist

It's our Exorcist Halloween Special! In the Spring of 1949, a 14-year-old boy began exhibiting signs of demonic possession after the death of his aunt. Following a harrowing exorcism, the boy, known only as Roland Doe, was cured. Local news stories about the exorcism caught the eye of William Peter Blatty, inspiring his 1971 novel “The Exorcist”. He also wrote the screenplay that became the 1973 film, directed by William Friedkin. This is Based on a True Crime. Sources: Is The Exorcist based on a true story? Real-life tale of Roland Doe's possession that's more terrifying than the film and TV show by Jo-Anne Rowney https://www.mirror.co.uk/film/exorcist-based-true-story-real-11303612 The True Story of the St. Louis House That Inspired The Exorcist by Chad Garrison https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/hell-of-a-house/Content?oid=2491650&showFullText=true Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week...

61 MIN2018 OCT 31
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The Exorcist

The Villisca Axe Murders

Late one night in June of 1912, eight people were bludgeoned to death in a house in Villisca, Iowa. Although several suspects were named, and even put on trial, the case remains unsolved. The Villisca axe murder house remains as a tourist attraction, offering tours and overnight stays. Many supernatural events are said of have occurred there over the years, inspiring the 2017 indie horror film “The Axe Murders of Villisca.” This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out! Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/basedonatruecrime) for as little as o...

53 MIN2018 OCT 24
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The Villisca Axe Murders

Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bernie Tiede

In August of 1997, the body of 81-year old Marjorie Nugent was found in a taped up freezer in her home. Police quickly arrested her close, and only, friend, 39-year-old Bernie Tiede. Much to the dismay of law enforcement, the city of Carthage, Texas rallied around Bernie, and tales of his supposed kindness versus the miserliness of Marjorie captured the attention of director Richard Linklater, who co-wrote and directed an adaptation of this true crime, BERNIE. This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out! Get an exclusive, full episode every month that can't be found anywhere else by supporting us on Patreon (https://patreon.com/ba...

69 MIN2018 SEP 23
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Jack Black's Bernie & the Real Bernie Tiede

The Mystery of Marie Roget & Mary Cecilia Rogers

On July 25, 1841, Mary Cecilia Rogers told her fiance she was leaving to visit family. Her body was found floating in the Hudson River three days later. Edgar Allan Poe heard of her mysterious demise and sought to solve her murder through his writing. In 1842, he published the first detective story inspired by a true crime, “The Mystery of Marie Roget.” This is Based on a True Crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network (http://murder.ly)! Be sure to check them out! We want to give a shoutout to the following shows that we think you'll love (and they have promos at the closing of this episode)! Status: Pending Podcast (https://statuspending.podbean.com), The CrazyClinic Podcast (https://thecrazycl...

53 MIN2018 AUG 22
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The Mystery of Marie Roget & Mary Cecilia Rogers

Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Author Dana Fredsti

In this interview special, we chat with author Dana Fredsti, a writer/producer/director/theatrical sword fighter (she's in Army of Darkness) and animal lover! We had a great time talking about how she writes about zombies, science fiction and murder, details on her career doing stunt work (including being in Army of Darkness), favorite true crime and more! Her most recent novels include Time Shards & Spawn of Lilith, both published by Titan books! You can follow Dana on Facebook at https://facebook.com/danafredsti/, https://twitter.com/zhadi1, and Instagram https://instagram.com/zhadi1 and can pick up her novels pretty much wherever books are sold. Her website is danafredsti.com. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crim...

40 MIN2018 AUG 4
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Zombies, Deadites & More: An Interview with Author Dana Fredsti

Wolf Creek & Ivan Milat

In the Fall of 1992, seven bodies were found in the Belanglo State Forest, all belonging to young people who had disappeared while hitchhiking in New South Wales, Australia. The account of a man who survived a terrifying attack years prior lead police to Ivan Milat, one inspiration for the deranged killer in the 2005 Australian horror film, Wolf Creek. This is based on a true crime. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network! Be sure to check them out at http://murder.ly! Snag some sweet rewards by supporting us on Patreon! SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher! You can also stream directly from our website. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter...

78 MIN2018 JUL 20
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Wolf Creek & Ivan Milat

Memories of Murder & the Hwaseong Serial Killer

In the early morning hours of September 15, 1986, the body of 71-year-old Lee Wan-im was found in the rice fields hear her home, strangled to death and bound with her own clothing. Crimes like this were not common in the rural city of Hwaseong in South Korea, but over the next five years they would become an almost regular occurrence: the work of a still unidentified serial killer. In 2003, the story of the Hwaseong serial murders was brought to the big screen by Bong Joon-ho in his second feature film, the crime-thriller "Memories of Murder." Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. We are excited to announce that we are members of the just-launched Murder.ly True Crime Podcast Network! Be sure to check them out at http://murder.ly! Snag some sweet rewards by supporting us on Patreon! SUBSCRIBE! iTunes, S...

50 MIN2018 JUN 26
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Memories of Murder & the Hwaseong Serial Killer