Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

How the good intentions of Title IX ended up punishing the innocent

Plus: Bad Cops shows how the Baltimore police committed murders, sold drugs and planted evidence

By Jessa Crispin

Film

The genius of Basic Instinct

The Paul Verhoeven classic is far cleverer and more powerful than people think

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

Dad’s the word

Podcasts are the perfect environment to create parasocial connections

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

A podcast that listens to what anti-vaxxers think rather than lecturing them

Plus: how do we square treating work like a religion and religion like a cult?

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

Into the Darknet Diaries

Nowhere does the gap between coverage and reality seem bigger than in the field of technology and the internet

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

Wallace Shawn’s Designated Mourner feels like watching the news

Films, plays and novels can lurk, waiting for the right cultural context to resonate in a whole new way

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

Mind of a murderer

Podcasting rose on the true crime boom — and it’s still the easiest way to build a show and an audience

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

The best podcasts to be enjoyed at 4 a.m.

Many of the stories humans have told about the stars could be relevant to the ambitions of very wealthy men

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

The podcast that makes the world strange, mysterious and compelling again

Roaring Earth and The Bearded Vegans explore sustainability and environmentalism without any yelling or shaming

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

So many stories are boring

Adam McKay’s podcast offers an antidote

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

This is the golden age of the grifter — and there’s a podcast for every con

You want someone’s money? Tell them what they want to hear

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

My favorite failed podcasts

Someone have Jade Simmons call me and growl morbid tales down the phone to me. I miss it

By Jessa Crispin

Podcasts

I’m obsessed with Browned Off’s merciless little romps

Khan and Mohsin dive into a topic, they massacre it mercilessly, and they are out 30 minutes later

By Jessa Crispin

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