Today’s recommendation pays homage to my hometown peeps. Wine and Crime is a true crime podcast featuring three women who “chug wine, chat crime and unleash their worst Minnesotan accents.”
I tangentially know one of the hosts, Amanda, but I didn’t know that when I started listening and became a fan. We have several mutual (real life) friends on Facebook and my guess is we’ve probably drank together at a bar in Minneapolis at some point over the last many years. Oh how I miss those days….anyway…
This one was recommended to me because I love My Favorite Murder. It’s in the same vein, in that it’s hilarious and charming women talking about true crime. But the differences are: There are three of them instead of two. they pick a topic and all three talk about that topic (zoological crimes, state fair crimes, medical malpractice, etc), and they get drunk.
Each week they also feature a wine, sometimes from Winc, my favorite wine club.
Lucy explains the psychological and scientific aspects of each case or topic. Kenyon and Amanda each pick a story to tell.
I actually went to see them live a couple of years ago and the show was really fun. That night I also learned that I will never again attend a show in Downtown Minneapolis after dark without a bodyguard. I don’t want to end up a featured victim on the podcast. But that’s a story for another time.
They have a gazillion episodes so if you like it, you have plenty to explore.
138: Crimes solved by Animals.
82: State Fair Crimes
9: Lucky Bastards