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  • Sunday, Mar. 3, 4:06 pm

    Deadline is reporting that The Speedway Murders, on the unsolved Burger-Chef killings in Indiana in the '70s, has been acquired by Vertical. Related: anyone else tired of people not understanding what "documentary" means? - SDB

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4:42 pm

    A Brooklyn jury has found the two men accused of Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell's murder guilty. - SDB

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 8:23 pm

    Two years ago, Sirin Kale published "an investigation into the crimes of Matthew Hardy," which became a 6-part podcast and is now a Netflix docuseries, Can I Tell You a Secret?; in an editorial in the Guardian today, Kale says she wants "every police officer in Britain to watch it" and start taking cyberstalking seriously. - SDB

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 9:22 pm

    Wondery+ and Dan Abrams's Law&Crime network have teamed up on a pod-distribution deal. Radio Online says the half-dozen planned podcasts "will feature unprecedented courtroom coverage of trials currently in the zeitgeist." I think I'm all set? - SDB

  • Friday, Feb. 16, 12:21 pm

    Looks like all my podcasts' streams are fixing to cross: Dennis Quaid has joined Paramount+'s Happy Face in "a leading role" (read: "probably the killer"). - SDB

  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:40 am

    Wichita, KS police have made an arrest in connection with the theft of a Jackie Robinson statue a few weeks ago. Authorities say it's not a hate crime, and that the alleged perpetrator was motivated by the metal value of the statue. - SDB

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 11:29 am

    That train wreck of a Prince Andrew interview, the one that led to the royal stepping back from official duties, is becoming a Frost/Nixon-esque Netflix movie starring Rufus Sewell (The Man In The High Castle) as Andrew. Here's more, plus the trailer; h/t to Tara Ariano for the heads-up! - SDB

  • Monday, Feb. 12, 5:57 pm

    It's not just you; it does seem like we've been waiting on a premiere date for Under The Bridge forever! And at long last, we have one: April 17 on Hulu. -- SDB

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 8:37 am

    iHeart has announced their nominees for the 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards -- and Podcast of the Year hopefuls include a lot of true-crime listens, including Crime Junkie, My Favorite Murder (guess that's still going!), and Scamanda. Maggie Freleng's and Jason Flom's Wrongful Conviction will receive an Icon Award. --SDB

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Welcome to Best Evidence, which is devoted to the analysis, critique, and review of true-crime properties across audio, video, and text.

Now more than ever, you need a guide to what true crime is worth your time—and that’s what we’re here to do.

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Sarah D. Bunting
Editor-in-chief

Sarah founded The Blotter in 2011 and was the host of its flagship podcast, The Blotter Presents. She was a cofounder of the seminal television critique site Television Without Pity; she also co-hosts podcasts including Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs, Extra Hot Great, and Again With This.

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Eve Batey
Publisher

Eve Batey is (with Sarah D. Bunting) the co-founder of Best Evidence. She’s a former deputy managing editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, was once the editor of Eater SF, and is currently a contributor to Vanity Fair (among other publications). You can find her on Instagram as @evelb or send pitches, tips, and fan mail to [email protected].

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