Spectacle: True Crime

By Sony Music Entertainment

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Spectacle is a series that analyzes the cultural and societal implications of your guilty pleasures. From reality TV to true crime, Spectacle simultaneously celebrates and critiques the media, people and places that define us. For advertising opportunities, contact podcastadsales@sonymusic.com. SEASON 3: This season of Spectacle delves into the history of true crime -- from the cases that shook us to our core, to its passionate audience, and what narratives and stereotypes it reinforces in our culture. From Sony Music Entertainment. Spectacle: True Crime is available June 23rd. SEASON 2: Las Vegas It's a city that has defined popular culture. An oasis in the desert, a mirage — a playground for adults replete with casinos, showgirls, and all-you-can-eat buffets. But how did Vegas become “Sin City”? From the genesis of shotgun weddings, to film portrayals of the mob-era, to the social engineering behind mega-casinos…season 2 of Spectacle explores the fabulous, the incorrigible, Las Vegas. SEASON 1: Reality TV Reality TV is dismissed as guilty pleasure, low brow... even trash. But whether you want to admit it or not, you probably have heard of Snooki, Lisa Vanderpump or Kim Kardashian. Over the past 30 years, reality TV has become a place to see the social and political moment play out in real time -- from racial tensions on The Real World New York to gender dynamics on The Bachelor. On this season, join host Mariah Smith as she dissects the history of the genre one show at a time, revealing how it's shaped our culture and how our culture shaped it.

Episode Date
Introducing: RESCUE
Oct 10, 2023
The Dark Secrets of the "White Devil" - Witness Smoke Screen: Betrayal on the Bayou
Aug 01, 2023
Unmasking the Spectacle: Draptomaniax Reveals Untold Stories of Black History
Jul 11, 2023
Step into the Dark Side of Hollywood: Experience Death on The Lot
Jun 01, 2023
Introducing Smoke Screen: Deadly Cure
Feb 01, 2023
Introducing: Death of an Artist
Sep 23, 2022
True Crime | 12. True Crime, Glass of Wine, Bed by 9 -- A White Lady Obsession
Sep 08, 2022
True Crime | 11. Forensic Files, CSI and the Peddling of Junk Science
Sep 01, 2022
True Crime | 10. Is Prestige True Crime Sensationalizing Real Pain?
Aug 25, 2022
True Crime | 9. The Feminist Fantasy of Law & Order: SVU
Aug 18, 2022
True Crime | 8. Soledad O'Brien Highlighting 'Black & Missing' Women
Aug 11, 2022
True Crime | 7. From Dirty John to Anna ‘Delvey’ -- why we love a good con
Aug 04, 2022
True Crime | 6. Citizen Sleuthing Gone Good… and Bad
Jul 28, 2022
True Crime | 5. If It Bleeds, It Leads
Jul 21, 2022
True Crime | 4. Keith Morrison on How Dateline Cracked the True Crime Code
Jul 14, 2022
True Crime | 3. How Televised Trials Of The 90s Turned Crime Into a Spectacle
Jul 07, 2022
True Crime | 2. "Hot Ted Bundy"
Jun 30, 2022
True Crime | 1. In Cold Blood to Serial & true crime tropes
Jun 23, 2022
Introducing Spectacle: True Crime
Jun 09, 2022
Las Vegas | 12. True Crime in Sin City: Mobsters, Murders and Thieves
Apr 28, 2022
Las Vegas | 11. From Celine to Britney, The Revival of the Las Vegas Residency
Apr 21, 2022
Las Vegas | 10. Caesar's Palace & Holyfield's Ear in Boxing’s World Capital
Apr 14, 2022
Las Vegas | 9. Ocean's 11 and Beating The House
Apr 08, 2022
Las Vegas | 8. The Hangover & Vegas For The Male Gaze
Mar 31, 2022
Las Vegas | 7. Heidi Fleiss, sex work, Vegas
Mar 24, 2022
Las Vegas | 6. Verhoeven's Showgirls and what it got right about Vegas
Mar 17, 2022
Las Vegas | 5. Is Hunter S. Thompson "The Bad Art Friend"?
Mar 10, 2022
Las Vegas | 4. The Bold Legacy of Moulin Rouge, the First Integrated Casino in Vegas
Mar 03, 2022
Las Vegas | 3. Scorsese's Casino and the Mob in Vegas
Feb 24, 2022
Las Vegas | 2. The Capital of Fast Love
Feb 17, 2022
Las Vegas | 1. The American Sideshow
Feb 10, 2022
Introducing Spectacle: Las Vegas
Jan 28, 2022
Introducing: The Sellout
Oct 26, 2021
Introducing: I Am Rama
Jun 22, 2021
Reality TV | 10. The Circle & the future of reality TV
Apr 07, 2021
Reality TV | 9. The subversive sweetness of the Great British Baking Show
Mar 31, 2021
Reality TV | 8. 90 Day Fiance, the delusion of love
Mar 24, 2021
Reality TV | 7. Queer Eye, a master class in male vulnerability
Mar 17, 2021
Reality TV | 6. Keeping up with the Kardashian empire
Mar 10, 2021
Reality TV | 5. Behind the gates with the ‘Real’ housewives
Mar 03, 2021
Reality TV | 4. The Bachelor/Bachelorette, our problematic fave
Feb 24, 2021
Reality TV | 3. How Survivor revealed America’s tribalism
Feb 17, 2021
Reality TV | 2. Manufacturing The Real World
Feb 10, 2021
Reality TV | 1. An American Family
Feb 10, 2021
Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV Trailer
Jan 28, 2021