Crime Seen | Episode 15: Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall
Crime Seen is a true crime review podcast that gets to the heart of how true crime stories are told. Join Mari Forth @MariTalks2Much and Sarah Carradine @sarahcarradine as they put true crime properties under the magnifying glass. In this episode they examine UNDERCURRENT: The Disappearance of Kim Wall. Watch it on HBO Max in the US and Binge in Australia. Joining them is Rebecca Lavoie @reblavoie
Whether you are interested in Scandi Noir, homemade submarines, or fascinating procedurals, this is the podcast for you. How many magnifying glasses out of 5 will they rate UNDERCURRENT? Listen to find out. You can jump to the ratings at about 53.51
UNDERCURRENT is a 2-part documentary produced and directed by Erin Lee Carr. She has had an extensive career in true crime storytelling. Some of her previous works are Britney vs Spears, I Love You Now Die, At The Heart of Gold, Mommy Dead & Dearest, How To Fix A Drug Scandal, and Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop.
Our special guest for this episode is Rebecca Lavoie. She is a true crime author, with Kevin Flynn, of Our Little Secret (2010); Legally Dead (2011); Notes On A Killing (2013); and Dark Heart (2016). She is a podcaster, and Crime Seen recommends that you listen to her podcasts Crime Writers On … @CrimeWritersOn; These Are Their Stories @lawandorderpod; and You Can’t Make This Up.
Listen to Rebecca’s interview with the director of UNDERCURRENT Erin Lee Carr, discussing her previous documentary BRITNEY vs SPEARS at https://you-cant-make-this-up.simplecast.com/episodes/britney-vs-spears-GYTIJN3U
To hear the These Are Their Stories podcast with guest Tracey Ferguson, who played the dead body, go to https://play.acast.com/s/thesearetheirstoriesthelaworderpodcast/098255b7-e99c-4345-b781-ab9c0146df96
To hear the This Is Criminal episode that Rebecca & Kevin pitched to Phoebe Judge go to https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-ten-dear-sheila-9-26-2014/
To read more about the case go to The New Yorker articles https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-kim-wall-murder-trial-the-case-against-peter-madsen and https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/peter-madsen-guilty-verdict-leaves-lingering-questions-and-pain
Rebecca recommends the book REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES (Shelby Van Pelt, 2022), especially as an audio book from Audible.
Sarah also recommends a book THE ARSONIST: A Mind On Fire by Australian author Chloe Hooper. It was brought to her attention through Toby Ball’s Deep Dive Book Club. Toby Ball is one of the panelists on Crime Writers On … and his book club is a perk for patrons of Crime Writers On … & Partners in Crime Media (drive-by plug!)
You can jump to recommendations at about 57:31
Next time on Crime Seen: THE JANES with guest Liana Boraas @LianaRHAP. Watch the documentary on Binge in Australia and HBO in the US, and send in your comments and questions.
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