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How ‘Craving Crimes’ Satisfies Your True Crime Appetite

    By Supriya Jayaraman

    In the dimly lit corners of the podcasting world, where shadows dance with the echoes of unsolved cases and notorious criminals, one show has emerged as a beacon for true crime enthusiasts: Craving Crimes. But how did this gripping podcast come to be?

    Back in the early days of 2021, the Criminology and Criminal Justice Collective, under the leadership of former president Sara Dokter, embarked on a mission with the advisors Professors Amny Shuraydi, Maya Barak, and Kathleen Darcy to create a platform where students could delve into the intricate web of criminology. With the help of WUMD’s recording station and the brilliance of editor Josh Sheely,  Craving Crimes was born—a passion project fueled by a shared fascination for the enigmatic world of crime.

    With each episode, the podcast invites listeners to explore the darkest recesses of the human psyche. From cold cases that have long haunted investigators to the chilling tales of infamous serial killers, Craving Crimes leaves no stone unturned in its quest for truth.

    But what sets Craving Crimes apart from the myriad of true crime podcasts saturating the airwaves? It’s the unwavering commitment to authenticity and depth. Rather than simply rehashing well-known cases, the podcast seeks to dissect them with a critical eye, offering fresh perspectives and thought-provoking analysis.

    Central to Craving Crimes’ success is its revolving door of student contributors. Eager minds from diverse backgrounds converge to share their insights, research, and personal reflections on the cases that captivate them. This collaborative approach not only enriches the content but also fosters a sense of community among listeners and contributors alike.

    Whether discussing high-profile cases that have dominated headlines or shining a spotlight on overlooked local mysteries, Craving Crimes ensures that every episode is a riveting journey into the heart of darkness.

    As the podcast continues to gather interest and momentum, it remains true to its roots, serving as a testament to the power of curiosity, collaboration, and the enduring allure of the unknown. So, if you’re ready to embark on a thrilling exploration of the criminal mind, tune in to Craving Crimes—you never know what secrets you might uncover.