Crime in Sports Comedy/Casual

Hosted By: James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman

Crime in Sports is a true crime podcast hosted by comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman. The podcast explores the dark side of sports, focusing on athletes who have committed crimes. Pietragallo and Whisman do a deep dive into each case, providing listeners with a comprehensive overview of the crime and the athlete’s life. They also bring their own unique brand of humor to the podcast, making it both informative and entertaining.

Crime in Sports Podcast Host:

James Pietragallo is a stand up comedian and filmmaker. He co-hosts Crime In Sports, Small Town Murder and PS I Hate This Movie podcasts.

Jimmie Whisman is an American Comedian and a podcaster currently working as the co-host both in Small Town Murder and Crime In Sports.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Coverage of Lesser Known Cases: The hosts’ dedication to highlighting stories beyond the mainstream, shining a spotlight on lesser-known athletes and their troubled paths.
  • Meticulous Research: Pietragallo and Whisman do a lot of research for each episode. They provide listeners with a comprehensive overview of the crime and the athlete’s life.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Lengthy Episodes: As the episodes tend to run for an extended duration, some individuals have found them to be too long, occasionally leading to a loss of interest or difficulty in staying engaged.
  • Insensitivity: While the hosts’ humor is generally appreciated, a few critics have taken issue with what they perceive as occasional insensitivity towards the victims of the crimes discussed, feeling that it detracts from the seriousness of the subject matter.
  • Lack of Trigger Warnings: Crime in Sports often covers cases of violence and abuse, which can be triggering for some listeners. Some people have criticized the podcast for not providing enough warning about the content of their episodes.

* The True Crime Connection teams aims to keep this as an unbiased search database. In order to do this, we curate what people love the most and the least about a podcast by analysing ApplePodcast reviews.

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