Criminality

Criminality

CRIMINALITY is a podcast for those of us who love reality TV, true crime, and want to hear all the juicy stories where the two genres intersect. Every other Friday, hosts, Melissa (one half of Moms and Murder podcast) and Rebekah (host of DIE-ALOGUE podcast), will share the true story of a reality personality who faced more than just champagne problems. You won’t find murder stories here, but fear not, there are crimes a plenty - fraud, arrests, mugshots, scandals, and more.CRIMINALITY: Because loving reality isn’t a crime!

Episodes

January 27, 2023 62 min

There is not just one thing about Mary Cosby, there’s many things. Alleged cult leader, wife and step-granddaughter, and total enigma. From her iconic burn: “You smell like hospital,” to the demeaning way she treated her castmates: “little GIRL,” Mary consistently had us scratching our heads. 


But in today’s episode Rebekah will attempt to provide some much needed context as to how she ended up accused of running a cult and the answ...

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Who’s feelin’ Jovani? Throw on your favorite statement necklace and brace yourself for the rise, fall, and winding recovery of your favorite Countess and mine, Luann de Lesseps. Melissa recounts her relatively normal start to life, and shares how Luann’s taste for both terrible men and the finer things in life led to police altercation in the Sunshine state. 


Rebekah gave the following clues for next episode:

BRAVO

HOSPITAL

CHURCH


We ar...

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REPLAY AND A REHASH:

Rebekah started Sister Wives and this deserved a break in the regular schedule! Melissa and Rebekah hop on the mic to discuss the current state of the Sister Wives as well as Rebekah’s reaction to the kids, the homes, the wives, the LAYERS. Let us know if you are also on the journey as a Sister Wife virgin! The intro leads right into episode 5: BiGAMY LOVE which makes a whole lot more sense to Rebekah now, and i...

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December 23, 2022 78 min

Happy Holidays from CRIMINALITY! We didn’t mean to, but I guess we are giving you a very CHRISLEY CHRISTMAS. Rebekah and Melissa reveal just how little she knew about the very boisterous, very blonde family that America got to know on the USA show, Chrisley Knows Best. We learn Todd is a fraud in every sense of the word and Julie is CRAFTY in more ways than one. Come for Todd’s decade long Ponzi scheme, and stay for his utterly pet...

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December 9, 2022 86 min

Welcome to our second update episode! Melissa and Rebekah take turns sharing news, gossip, and hot takes from episodes 31- 47. Some are legit newsworthy while others are firmly in the “no news is good news” camp. And despite none of the episodes being about a Kardashian, Kim manages to show up in many of the updates - we are considering a new tagline for the podcast: Six Degrees of Kim Kardashian.


So if you’ve been wondering what te...

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Happy Thanksgiving week (or canned cranberry sauce to those who celebrate)! This week we are re-playing a Criminality favorite. It's part Macy's Day Parade, part #Balloonboytruther. The truth is out there.


Welcome to our 21st Episode - yay! Today we will set sail to Colorado where Melissa will share the incredible story of the Heene Family. Perhaps you remember them from Wife Swap? Me either. Perhaps BALLOON BOY jogs your me...

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When a shocking crime occurs, former FBI Profiler Candice DeLong will have a lot to say about it. On KILLER PSYCHE DAILY, Candice digs into the motivations and behaviors of the criminal masterminds and killers who are dominating the headlines. For 10 minutes, five days a week, she draws on her years of experience to break down complex criminal cases, look back at the historic crimes that still haunt us today, and shar...

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Don’t be tardy for this super fun episode! Melissa takes it back to the very first housewife to pioneer (read: purchase) a singing career; Kim Zolciak Bierman! You might know a few of her sweet songs but the deal she made with castmate Kandi Buress really soured their friendship — ending in a lawsuit.


From multiple kids and businesses that start with “K,” to their over leveraged home, Kim is not one to shy away from the drama, the c...

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October 28, 2022 54 min

There’s no poker face here: Rebekah is excited to share some of the legendary lawsuits and lore that have swirled around Lady Gaga for years. From her oft- forgotten 2008 appearance on MTV’s The Hills, to the recent accusations that she stole someone’s music, Lady Gaga has always been followed by stories and scandal, and of course, the paparazzi — or should we say, PAWparazzi after her precious pooches were stolen?!  


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October 17, 2022 8 min

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, Generation Why has a little something for every true crime listener. Follow The Generation Why Podcast on Amazon ...

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October 14, 2022 58 min

Cold as ice or cool as a cucumber? Melissa is taking us from the ice rink to the boxing ring as we revisit one of the biggest news stories of the 20th century. 


Tonya Harding’s name is known to most of us, but the handful of guys around her who actually perpetrated a crime have long been forgotten. That’s why Tonya had to do the redemption reality tour we’ve come to expect when celebrities have a fall from grace. Did Tonya deserve t...

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Due to life circumstances and natural disasters, Rebekah and Melissa are shaking it up this week with a recap episode 6 of the new Bravo show, Real Girlfriends in Paris.


Melissa is skeptical of these young women and their perfect faces, and she isn’t charmed by the croissants they wear or eat. Rebekah, on the other hand, finds the girls' and their lives fascinating and dare we say, winsome? But both agree there could be a touch ...

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September 23, 2022 60 min

Rebekah played one game of pickleball and felt fit enough to tackle the tiny tornado that is Jillian Michaels. Best known for her unforgiving training style on the hit show, The Biggest Loser, Jillian championed eating well and working out as the road to health and fitness. So it was confusing when she launched a robust line of diet pills — it was also a class action lawsuit, because research showed the pills were potentially letha...

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September 9, 2022 74 min

Jon and Kate Gosselin have 99 problems but 8 of them are not their adorable kids. TLC show “Jon and Kate Plus 8” started out as a great way to support their family, but soon turned into a contemptuous struggle, a nasty divorce, complicated custody agreements, and allegations of cheating and stealing. Who is worse, Jon or Kate? It’s hard to say and probably depends on what year it is, but Jon’s Ed Hardy and DJ-ing years certainly do...

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Are you ready for a whale of a tale? You might know him as Dorit’s husband, but Rebekah would like to introduce you to Paul Kemsley, International Man of tax evasion and gambling debts. Oh, he also loves soccer! PK went from a teenaged suit salesman to one of London’s top tycoons, now he is a house husband whom Rebekah and Melissa can’t agree on. Listen with an open mind, a closed wallet, and ask yourself; Is PK Winsome?


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Melissa invites us — with arms wide open — to join her in Florida – the birthplace of the Grammy Award Winning rock band, CREED. Frontman Scott Stapp isn’t typical reality TV material, but trust, he made appearances on VHI’s Couples Therapy. Like any rock and roll band worth their salt, CREED excelled on stage (except for that one time the audience sued them), but they were falling apart behind the scenes. Stapp’s past trauma and c...

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In today’s episode, Rebekah dives deep into the waterfalls of the #1 girl group in the world: TLC! But it wasn’t all Grammys and hit singles for this trio. Despite their global success, T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chili found themselves completely broke due to the greed of an industry that steals from new artists. Add to this a few reality shows, health issues, arson, and an unexpected tragedy, and you get one heartbreakingly crazy, sexy,...

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July 15, 2022 68 min

Who knew that a story that begins with an entertaining and adorable toddler — with a tiara, of course, would end up so dang dark? Melissa shares the family drama of Mama June, the mostly terrible men in her life, and her four daughters who deserved so much better. You likely know “Honey Boo Boo,” but you’ll know Mama June — in all her sizes and stages — inside and out by the end of the show. And let’s just say, to know her is not t...

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When it comes to Bravo-lebrities, brands are essential and must be protected at all costs. But as today’s story shows, that cost can be more than most Bravo-lebrities can afford! Sometimes a well intentioned reality star can get carried away with an idea before realizing it was actually somebody else’s. OR WAS IT? 


We’re talking CHEATER BRANDS in today’s episode and Rebekah shares not one, but three cases of Bravo stars getting into...

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On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando. Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so ...

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