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Author: Enn and Matt

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Ripped from the Headlines is a "fact and fiction" podcast that recaps an episode of Law & Order and discusses the true crimes "ripped from the headlines" that inspired the show. Enn and Matt discuss the difficult realities of crime with care and humor while talking about media representation in one of television's longest-running and most successful crime series.
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Welcome back friends! Season 3 is coming in hot, with guest star Claire Danes in Episode 1, Skin Deep. Listen along as Enn takes us through this episode one 90s aerobics leotard at a time, and then stay tuned for Matt's interpretation of the still ongoing case of Dr Thomas Burchard. Should you have any supplemental information regarding this case contact Metro’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
A Human Zazu

A Human Zazu

2021-08-0501:19:23

It's the Season 2 Finale folks! If you haven't already, we're asking that you please rate and review our show on whatever platform you are listening to this episode on! As we wrap up our season with the finale of L&O S02, The Working Stiff, prepare for most of our primary cast to be verrrrry suspish throughout. After Matt lightly tears into the episode, Enn tells us the INSANE tale of Agha Hasan Abedi, and the BCCI. You will not believe how wild this one gets!We can't wait to reconnect on September 9th for our premiere of Season 3! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Sailor Moon Fingers

Sailor Moon Fingers

2021-07-2901:23:26

This week's episode features Enn spilling all the Tea about S02 Episode 21, Silence, which features the 90s treatment on Queer folk; I'd say use your imagination but Enn did it for us all (literally, Matt forgot to watch...) What Matt did instead was recount the story of Paul Broussard and the Woodlands 10. Listen along as Enn & Matt give some personal perspectives on the issues raised, and let us know your thoughts via social media or email!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Guns in Soup Tureens

Guns in Soup Tureens

2021-07-2201:20:55

Hello, and welcome to another Ripped From the Headlines! This week Matt recaps S02 E20 of Law and Order, Intolerance. Find out which 2 famous sitcom moms guest star this time! Speaking of Moms, Enn tells the story of the "Pom Pom Mom," Wanda Holloway. When is a parent's ambition too far? -Definitely this case.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
A Sad Discount Dick Tracy

A Sad Discount Dick Tracy

2021-07-1501:16:11

This week's Law and Order Episode (S02 E19) The Fertile Fields had one redeeming quality; Jerry Stiller (Rest In Peace) guest stars! After Enn tells us all about this wild ride of a storyline, Matt explains all of the delicate ins and outs of the Crown Heights Riots of 1991 from which this episode borrowed its plot points. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
No Nonsense Nurse

No Nonsense Nurse

2021-07-0801:08:55

In this episode, Matt recaps takes us from Cradle to Grave, with S02 E18 of Law and Order; Ready for some really strange casting choices? This episode was loosely inspired by the miraculous story of Brittany Eichelberger - A beautiful tale, but quite short. Enn gives us the rundown regardless, and then takes us through the unsolved disappearance/murder of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places in 2019.Documentary Enn Recommends:  'SAY HER NAME' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfU825Oaw-k&feature=youtu.be) If you have information about the whereabouts of Kaysera Stops Pretty Places contact The Bighorn County Investigator: 406-665-9780Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Britney Spears is Music

Britney Spears is Music

2021-07-0101:02:38

This week's Law and Order (S02 E17), recapped with particular hilarity by Enn, is titled Sisters of Mercy and THE William H. Macy graces us with his presence, guest starring in another episode! Stick around afterwards as Matt recounts The Covenant House Scandal that inspired this episode; Was this a safe haven for homeless youth or a breeding ground for a dangerous predator?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Hello friends; This week Matt recaps S02 Episode 16 of Law and Order titled Vengeance. This episode had no direct inspiration, so Enn ripped a case from more recent headlines and dives in the mysterious 2014 disappearance of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon. These girls went to Panama and were only ever seen again in photographs - What do you think happened to these students?From the Episode:The Gif we reference about 10 min in: https://gifer.com/en/5zCTSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
My Tart is Cooling

My Tart is Cooling

2021-06-1701:04:38

This episode (15) of Law and Order S02 is called trust, and you can trust and believe that it's a good one. (We've got a kid actor that's actually good?!) After Enn gives us their hot takes on this episode, Matt talks about the killing of Shaun Ouillette that inspired this episode, a series of events that changed a Mother's life forever.If you or a loved one is living with Trauma or Grief of any kind there are resources out there:Griefnet.orghttps://griefnet.org/resources/parents.htmlSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Human Ponytail

Human Ponytail

2021-06-1001:08:36

In this week's edition of Ripped From the Headlines, Matt recaps the stellar performances in S02 episode 14 of L&O, Blood is Thicker... This case was not directly inspired by any true story so Enn has chosen a similar event. Listen along as they tell us about Janet March and the tragic events that led to her murder.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Car Shaped Car

Car Shaped Car

2021-06-0301:08:23

In this week’s episode Enn recaps Law and Order S02 episode 13: shoulder pads…I mean Severance. Matt then tells us about the CBS Murders that claimed the lives of Margaret Barbera, Jenny Soo Chin, Leo Kuranuki, Robert Schulze and Edward Benford.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Menacing Snake-Nosed Wizard

Menacing Snake-Nosed Wizard

2021-05-2701:09:00

*Cue Soap Opera Music* Join us this week for another riveting episode of Ripped from the Headlines as Matt recounts S02 Episode 12 of Law and Order - Star Struck...and prepare to be actually star struck when you find out which Oscar and Emmy award winning actress makes a cameo! Stay with us afterwards while Enn handles with great care, with the tragic event that inspired this episode; the senseless murder of Rebecca Schaeffer.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
In E11 of Season 2 His Hour Upon the Stage, we get pirate ruffles and so much more, and Enn takes us through every outrageous turn. Afterwards Matt dives into the life and untimely death of the controversial Roy Radin. Find out how 'The Cotton Club Murder' went cold for so many years.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light

2021-05-1301:07:52

Our Patreon is live folks! Check out https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod for lots of exclusive content we've created for you!This week Matt recaps E10 of Season 2, Heaven - more like far from it. Afterwards Enn covers the episode's inspiration, The Happyland Social Club Fire; This is a tragedy that we hadn't known about, but neither of us will ever forget.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
The Getaway Passenger

The Getaway Passenger

2021-05-0601:20:50

Join us this week as Enn covers Episode 9, Renunciation, where we meet the woman with ever-changing hair. Afterwards, Matt takes us not the insanely publicized and controversial trial of Pamela Smart for conspiracy to murder her late husband Gregg Smart.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Zombie Judge

Zombie Judge

2021-04-2901:14:41

Out of Control, Episode 8 of Law and Order S02 could not be more appropriately titled. Matt recaps the episode and then Enn talks about The St John’s Lacrosse case that inspired this episode. Listen for some special announcements coming for you folks this May!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
A Very Cold and Distant Hug

A Very Cold and Distant Hug

2021-04-2201:13:44

Tune in this week to hear Enn recap In Memory of..., Episode 7 - Season 2 of Law and Order featuring Detective So-and-So and Tommy Something-or-Other. Afterwards Matt breaks down the decade spanning events that inspired this episode; the murder of Susan Nason and the controversial trials involving her childhood friend Eileen Franklin-Lipkser.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Episode 6, Misconception, is based on the assault of Maria Trinidad Flores by Robert Davis, and the death of her unborn child. First Matt takes us on a comedic journey through the episode and then Enn recounts the details of the tragic case. Listen along as they explain how this trial influenced legislation regarding when "life" begins in the womb.Stay tuned after the episode for the Weekly Creep Podcast's Promo!UNIQUELY KNITTED ( https://uniquelyknitted.org) Uniquely Knitted is a Non Profit Organization that supports women and families effected by infertility and the isolation and trauma experienced afterwards. Check out their website for details on how you can help them and helpful resources.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
Big Curly Haired Donna

Big Curly Haired Donna

2021-04-0801:29:32

On this week's episode, Enn recaps ep 5 of Law and Order titled God Bless the Child. Afterwards Matt tells the (short) account that this episode was based on; the death of Alex Dale Morris. Not much to tell so we do a deep dive into the world of faith healing and televangelism.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
It's our 4th episode of Season 2, and Matt has the "privilege" to recap the episode, Asylum (it's nothing like AHS.) Afterwards Enn explains how the murder of Theodore Genovese, and the case of Connecticut vs David Mooney helped reform the way in which the justice system regards the homeless community.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/rippedheadlinespod)
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