Its 1979, and Atlanta is a city on the rise. It finds itself neck-and-neck with Birmingham as the hub of the New South. It’s been branded, “the city too busy to hate.” But in the summer of ’79, two kids go missing: 14-year-old Edward Hope and 13-year-old Alfred Evans. Both male. Both black. They would later be found dead. Murdered.
If you’re thinking, Why does this need to be a whole entire podcast when it could just be, like…a list? your concerns are valid-ish. No need to worry though. This podcast goes a step further and actually analyzes the impact this event had on history, so you’ll def want to tune in every single day.
For example, you might be interested (horrified?) to learn that August 27 is the day the Coed Killer, Ed Kemper, committed the first of 10 murders at the terrifyingly young age of 15. This day clearly had an extremely grim effect on the world.
Today in True Crime is a brand-spankin’-new podcast, which is both good and bad news. It’s great because nothing will earn you some clout like dropping a new podcast recommendation in the group chat. It’s less-than-great because that means there are only a little more than two weeks’ worth of episodes so far, so if your birthday is in December…you have some serious waiting to do before you can stop identifying as a Capricorn and start identifying as a person who was born on the same date Ted Bundy escaped from prison.