Wine & Crime Comedy/Casual

Hosted By: Lucy Fitzgerald, Kenyon Laing and Amanda Jacobson

Hosted by three childhood friends obsessed with true crime, Wine & Crime is a weekly podcast that brings together a specifically chosen wine with a true crime case and laugher. From the wacky to the serious, you’ll find a range of true crime stories presented, along with their self-proclaimed worst Minnesotan accents.

Wine & Crime Podcast Hosts:

In her past life, Kenyon Laing was a gender-based violence researcher and consultant. Which is basically a more academic way of saying she is one helluva NASTY WOMAN. Almost kicked out of a book club once for being slightly too obsessed with Ann Rule and Ted Bundy, Kenyon’s love of true crime cannot be tamed. You will often find her enjoying a glass of pinotage, bingeing on podcasts, and insisting “the husband did it.”

Lucy Fitzgerald was going to get a degree in Mortuary Science before she realized she was not good at math, so she majored in English instead and has worked as an editor at a number of food magazines. Her fascination with all things morbid probably scared off a few potential friends over the years, but she DGAF and prefers to be alone with her cats anyway. Her hobbies include collaging, vodka, and drifting off to the sweet sounds of Forensic Files.

Amanda Jacobson is a veteran of the hospitality industry, and as such, has contemplated committing murder many, many times. Among her few talents is a knack for writing, comedy, and performance. Wine & Crime is an opportunity to combine those skills with several of her passions, including, but not limited to: booze, true crime, plotting the demise of obnoxious people, and, of course, laying on a too-thick Minnesota accent.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Host Chemistry: Listeners love the chemistry between Amanda, Kenyon, & Lucy as it allows them to feel as though they are hanging out with friends.
  • Mental Health and Self-Care Discussions: Wine & Crime has created an empowering and supportive environment for listeners, encouraging open conversations about mental health and self-care.
  • Balanced Humor and Respect: Listeners mention that they appreciate the blend of humor and sensitivity when dealing with dark subject matter.
  • Diverse and Lesser-Known Cases: The hosts explore a wide range of true crime cases, including lesser-known and obscure stories which is loved by listeners.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Lengthy Tangents: Some listeners feel that the hosts occasionally go off on tangents or engage in prolonged banter, which can detract from the main focus of the episode and make it hard to follow.
  • Inconsistent Audio Quality: Occasionally, listeners have reported issues with audio quality, such as inconsistent sound levels or background noise, which can be distracting and affect the overall listening experience.
  • Limited Depth of Analysis: Although the podcast includes psychological insights, some listeners have expressed a desire for more in-depth analysis of the cases. They seek a deeper exploration of the motivations and the societal factors contributing to the crimes discussed.
  • Lack of Trigger Warnings: A few listeners have pointed out the absence of explicit trigger warnings for episodes containing graphic or sensitive content. This can make it challenging for individuals with personal experiences or sensitivities related to certain crimes to navigate the podcast comfortably.

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