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Crime Junkie

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Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving you a true crime fix. Every Monday, Ashley Flowers will tell you about whatever crime she’s been obsessing over that week in a way that sounds like you're sitting around talking crime with your best friends. The storytelling is straightforward and free of rabbit holes so the cases stay suspenseful and are easy to follow. If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’re a Crime Junkie! You’ve found your people.
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48: EXPERT ON: Domestic Violence
In our last episode, we talked about Susan Powell who was a victim of domestic violence. Many of her friends talked about Josh's strange behavior and the recalled things that should have been warning signs. Today we talk to an expert on the topic, Ashley Bendiksen. She will tell us her story of survival, what signs to watch out for and how to safely leave a toxic relationship. Ashley Bendiksen is an acclaimed survivor speaker and award-winning activist, speaking and training nationally on the topics of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. She also delivers motivational keynotes on resilience and leadership. Passionate about helping others reshape and redesign their lives as she once did, Ashley also offers coaching and consulting services for victims and survivors, and life empowerment coaching for women. Ashley’s professional background includes 11+ years’ as a speaker, a career spanning victim services, advocacy, and PR. She holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice, graduating as Valedictorian of her class - years after dropping out because of domestic violence. She also remains active on numerous boards and initiatives and serves as an Ambassador for several national organizations.-----Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Facebook Discussion Group! You can also join our Patreon for even more episodes and exclusive content!
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Comments (61)

ILLegal ELbow

great stuff!!!!

Oct 18th
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natalie figueroa

Great show! Would you ever consider covering the cold case of Blake Crews? He was murdered in January 2015 in Henderson, KY, and although his case has gotten some local media coverage at the time of the murder and on the anniversary each year, there have been no real leads. My family and his family are very close and I suggested we try to get a good podcast to cover his story.

Oct 17th
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Jason Butcher

natalie figueroa Maybe try The Trail Went Cold. Good podcast and he takes requests.

Oct 19th
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Jessie Luna

What is this Britt chick's purpose here? It sounds like she's not even paying attention and throws in some random gasps here and there.

Oct 17th
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Jason Butcher

Jessie Luna A few OMGs. Yeah she's not involved in the new episodes.

Oct 19th
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Jackilyn Conti

love this podcast

Oct 14th
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Irene B

Is it just me or does anyone else get annoyed by the screeching sound that occurs every so often? Its like the sound of rewinding a cassette tape quickly. It's super brief but super annoying. At first I thought it was just my phone but I've heard it on a couple devices. Anyways... I enjoy the podcast content.

Oct 12th
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Kim Beattie

Irene B isn't it supposed to be like in cartoons. rewind what was that?

Oct 14th
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Melissa Gifford

I love this podcast. I feel like I'm having a chat about crime with my best friends. I love It!

Oct 9th
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Traci Wilhelm

Missing Maura Murray... another podcast that does give a lot of information. This story has also hooked me when I first watched the 6 part series ... now I want to keep up to date if any updates come into focus. There are some blogs and another series that is supposed to be coming up. I do not have any specifics.

Oct 8th
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Traci Wilhelm

I binged this podcast and am now caught up. y'all are awesome.

Oct 8th
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Traci Wilhelm

I am a survivor and I can tell you everything she is saying is true. This is such an important issue.

Oct 4th
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Traci Wilhelm

I have seen this on investigation ID and so much more information is given here... I am totally stunned about how stupid the 911 operator was... just hope he was relieved of his position

Oct 4th
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Mary Canafax

I've been down this road, in a far with far worse circumstances. I am so thankful for the friends and family that stayed by my side and kept encouraging me to get out not just for me but for my unborn son. It took me almost two years before I finally got the courage to leave and super thankful for my friend who knew what was going on and when I quit answering my phone he showed up in my apartment so I could call the police. He spent less than 24 hours in jail but karma got even 3 years later when he got thrown in prison for rape. I've seen the signs in a few of my friends relationships and thankfully they saw the signs shortly after being with them and left. Thank you so much for this episode and there needs to be knowledge available for (possible) victims in this situation. ❤️

Oct 2nd
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Cynthia Osborne

does anyone know his fuckin' name????

Oct 2nd
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Cynthia Osborne

what a fuckin' dumbass 911 operator

Oct 2nd
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ashley foster

I need to know if the 911 operator lost his job! My blood is boiling!

Oct 1st
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Elise Yu

this 911 operator makes my head want to explode

Oct 1st
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B Seed

The dispatcher on the Powell case is unreal!!! I really hope he isn't still doing that job!!!

Oct 1st
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Toni Shortland

So sad😭😢

Oct 1st
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Lori Rodriguez

Totally agree! I sent this one to all my friends

Sep 30th
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lizzyb

i LOVE this podcast! i only wish it was longer, about an hour. I love it that much! i want more!!! lol

Sep 26th
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cbrand72@yahoo.com

Love this podcast!!!

Sep 26th
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