The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told

The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told

The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told is an anthology podcast series of the most layered and engrossing true crime stories about female killers, cops, scientists, lawyers, scammers, activists, and more. Hosted by true crime writer, Mary Kay McBrayer, this podcast tells the stories in which women aren’t narrowly defined as victims, but instead are the protagonists.

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February 20, 2024 19 mins

In this exclusive bonus episode, producer Emma DeMuth sits down with Keith Wallman, Editor-in-Chief of Diversion Books, to discuss the "why" behind the true crime genre. 

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This is the story of Penny Farmer—who lost her brother at sea in the late 1970s, and never stopped looking for him. Not for 40 years… 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

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February 13, 2024 65 mins

This episode is about the murder of Steve Beard…and Steve’s wife’s lover, who shot him.

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

This episode was written by Mary Kay McBrayer
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February 6, 2024 56 mins

This is the second episode of a two-episode mini series about the Archer House. It was supposed to be a place where older folks could find comfort, community, and somewhere to call home.

Instead, it was a murder factory. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. C...

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January 30, 2024 45 mins

This is the first episode of a two-episode mini series about the Archer House. It was supposed to be a place where older folks could find comfort, community, and somewhere to call home.

Instead, it was a murder factory. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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• Explore more: diversionaudio.com 

This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Ch...

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January 23, 2024 60 mins

This is the story of Holly Dunn, the only known survivor of the brutal, bloody crimes of the so-called “railroad killer.” But Holly’s story is also about what she did when she survived: how she found strength, power, and how she showed up for the showdown. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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Today’s episode is the finale of our three-part miniseries on “The First American Female Serial Killer", Jane Toppan. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

This episode was written by Mary Kay McBray...

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We’re continuing our 3-part miniseries on “The First American Female Serial Killer.” It’s a nineteenth century American tale about how an orphan turned indentured servant bootstrapped herself into a mad scientist murderer. In fact, one of the most prolific murderers in history. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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This is the first of a three-part miniseries about a precocious little orphan. One who was abused and ignored for so long that her acting-out behaviors eventually escalated to scandalous, multiple murders. Of people who betrayed her. Of people who loved her. And of strangers.

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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December 26, 2023 62 mins

This is the story of a murderous stripper and Vegas showgirl, Marjorie Orbin. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

This episode was written by Mary Kay McBrayer
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December 19, 2023 48 mins

This is the story of the one of the first female African-American lawyers, Eunice Hunton Carter, who took down America's most powerful mobster. 

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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• Explore more: diversionaudio.com 

This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

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December 12, 2023 55 mins

PART 2/2 An online feud escalates offline, resulting in a double murder. This is the story of the “The Facebook Murders” of Mountain City, Tennessee.

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

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• Explore more: diversionaudio.com 

This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

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December 5, 2023 49 mins

An online feud escalates offline, resulting in a double murder. This is the story of the “The Facebook Murders” of Mountain City, Tennessee.

The Greatest True Crime Stories is a production of Diversion Audio.

• Follow Diversion Audio on Instagram 
• Explore more: diversionaudio.com 

This series is hosted by Mary Kay McBrayer. Check out more of her work at www.marykaymcbrayer.com.

This episode was writ...

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The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told is an anthology podcast series of the most layered and engrossing true crime stories about female killers, cops, scientists, lawyers, scammers, activists, and more. Hosted by true crime writer, Mary Kay McBrayer, this podcast tells the stories in which women aren’t narrowly defined as victims, but instead are the protagonists.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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