New Episode of Our Podcast Explores the History and Effect of 'True Crime'

a graphic reads 'Untrue Crime: When Sensationalism Distorts Our Sense of Safety' and shows crime scene tape in yellow and red

Are you a fan of true crime? From podcasts, books, documentaries, and Netflix series, our society is consumed with ‘juicy’ horror stories of crime. Whether it’s a story about serial killers or cold-blooded killings, we can't seem to look away.

In this episode of Move It Forward, we look at the genre of true crime with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika and explore our fascination with it and the realities of crime and harm on the streets. Join us as we explore the history of the genre and how it came to occupy such a prominent space in our media landscape. Institutional and systemic violence harms far more people than the sensationalized individual stories of crime and 'evil'. So why do we keep coming back to these true crime stories and how can we transform the media so that we can really address harm and violence in our communities?

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