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Episode 33: True crime junkies...what intrigues us about violence, fear and gruesome death?

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant

It’s the most popular genre for book lovers, podcasters and even documentary makers, with a growing audience who love all things true crime.

But what is it that intrigues us about violence, fear and gruesome death and why are women the biggest consumers of all when it comes to murder and mayhem?

This week, Nicola Tallant chats with writer Rachel Monroe, whose book 'Savage Appetites' explores our fascination with true crime.

She talks of internet sleuths, Columbine copy-cats and even eerie dollhouses as we consider if voyeurism or empathy lies at the heart of the crime junkie era.

Crime Word Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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