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Insightful, honest, compassionate, intelligent, experienced, provoking, educational… am I missing anything? Analytical, considered, topical, important, revelatory, wise! I could probably go on forever more. This podcast and it’s creators of course the spectacular Laura Richards! Have accomplished something really special. I couldn’t tell you all I’ve learned. Such a fountain of knowledge 🤩. Thank you, always. As a woman and a mother of girls and boy, I am well-armed because of you 🥰


Thank you Laura!

I’ve posted before, but I want to say again that I so appreciate Laura’s expertise, and her willingness to say the words ‘male violence.’ Try looking up the term even on the FBI website and you’ll find nothing. Use these words and people will immediately point out, ‘Well, women are violent too.’ ‘Men kill other men.’ Of course this is true, but the stats are clear. Women are targeted because of their sex, and that’s a truth that must be recognized.


Bad Vegan episode

I have to say that both parties in this interview are exemplary demonstrations of integrity and character. Brilliantly discussed with compassion and commitment to honest investigation into a crisis. I have so much respect for the host of this show and for her mission. I also have so much respect for Joey Repice and his ability to look at a situation that was so hurtful and costly to him personally from an emotionally intelligent perspective.


An educational and inspiring podcast.

Laura introduces and fully illustrates a term that gives us a new way to think about domestic abuse. Coercive control explains a dangerous, diabolical, and often overlooked form of abuse. She tells the stories of women who have lost their lives in part because of the public’s acceptance or ignorance about abuse. Every public safety, health, and educational professional deserves this training. All of us need to understand the forms of abuse we and others may experience, inflict, or prevent. We all need to “be curious, ask questions, and trust our instincts.” It can save lives. Rafi is an adorable little guy and he has an amazing mum . 🥰


Laura Richards is a gift

Laura went next level for me with her amazing coverage of The Batman with her Uber fan husband. What a beautiful analysis. I’ve been listening to Laura for a long time and have learned so much from her especially about DV and coercive control. It’s helped me immensely in my career as an attorney especially when I’m seeking restraining orders. I’ve never reviewed her podcasts before but now I have to after the Batman episodes. I loved her husbands knowledge about the franchise. I loved both their takes on the Batman movie. But I especially loved how Laura gave a plug for more female role models in comics and how ladies’ men are actually not so attractive. Love you, Laura Richards. You’re a star. The world is better with you in it.


Big admirer!

Generally grateful and inspired by Laura’s coverage and life’s work. Thank you! But THREE episodes on The Batman? Let’s move on…


Loved the Batman shows!

It was wonderful to listen you and Umberto interact. I enjoyed the combination of both your areas of expertise coming together.


Thankful for this podcast

Laura Richard’s is so accomplished, so intelligent and so passionate. She could be intimidating. But she has so much compassion and care. She interviews with kindness and respect. I have learned so much from her. One review said it was like taking a master class. I totally agree!

This has become a very compelling podcast for me to keep dipping into, I love the intelligent way it has been brought to our ears and I believe strongly in what Laura is doing. Bravo 👏


Like taking a master class in crime analysis

Imagine taking an engaging course from the best professor to learn how crime analysts see criminal behavior? Laura Richards was already one of my sheroes, but now I feel like she also here to teach us how to look at criminal behavior and call out the biases in investigation that allow perpetrators to flourish. Love this pod.


You are refreshing!

I feel like I’m often singing into an echoless canyon. You are an echo. You say things that are obviously true and have been true for thousands of years, and yet, yet, what you say is not said nearly enough. Women have been groomed. Misogyny is everywhere, mostly unremarked. I wish I could have lunch with you and reinforce your wisdom and courage.


Learning A Lot!

I like Ms Richards thorough approach to this topic. Especially appreciated is that she avoids sensationalizing the crime/criminals and instead gives voice to the victims. This is a show to follow of you are interested in learning about how criminals are able to function in society, and the ‘red flags’ to look out for.


Laura’s passion for advocacy is contagious

So I have been a true crime fan since I was 10 years old and saw Silence of the Lambs in the movie theater for the 1st time (don’t ask why a 10 y/o was seeing that movie in the theater…1988 was a different time and I could also buy a pack of smokes for 5 quarters at any gas station too :/ ) So here’s the thing about true crime…while i am fascinated, knowing someone else’s pain is entertainment has always bothered me. Now while I’ve always felt like reading and consuming true crime helps me be and feel more “Aware” that’s not the entirety of it… Laura fixes this issue for me. Her passion for advocacy is literally contagious. And really, if you love true crime, like, really love it, shouldn’t you give something back? Shouldn’t we be doing something more then consuming in order to help prevent and empower victims? Make changes for a better world and all? Yes. Yes. And Yes, of course we should! Count me in, Laura. This podcast is granular, victim centered and Laura’s gentle voice & delivery while pleasing and comforting to listen to, doesn’t detract from what is clearly passion driven work. ** So thanks Laura! For sharing your knowledge and spreading passion while still giving us true crime junkies a more justifiable “fix”. **It makes me wonder after listening to Laura, if this isn’t something she’s had to carefully craft over years in order to be taken seriously in her line of work. Just comparing her conservative, careful passion in juxtapose to say Jim Clemente’s fiery, raised-voice rants, full of F-bombs & exclamations… I love both deliveries & I have pondered this while listening to both Crime Analyst & Real Crime Profile over the last few years. Can’t have hysterical women criminal profiling and fighting to change the patriarchal narrative!

It's essential that this podcast exists. It's not just engaging and compelling, it will make you sit up and think. Magnificent.


Fascinating & Addicting

First discovered Laura Richards (a New Scotland Yard/FBI-trained criminal analyst) years ago on “Real Crime Profile “ and was fascinated by her unique experience & extensive research-based feminist perspective on crime, especially those against women & children. Followed her career ever since & was in awe of her relentless behind the scenes work changing domestic violence & stalking laws in the UK - not to mention the overwhelming victory of making coercive control a criminal offense. This podcast offers everything a true crime aficionado could want, from “in the weeds” deep dives into infamous historical murders and into Laura’s personal process of analyzing & solving crimes; to live Parliamentary hearings on anti-crime bills in process; to fascinating interviews with survivors, victims, professionals & advocates. Above all, Laura stresses a focus on honoring the victims of crime, & dustbinning the near-glorification of infamous criminals. I wholeheartedly agree with her core assessment - in order to reduce the outrageous frequency of crimes against women & kids, we need to focus not just on women protecting themselves, but on changing the pervasive attitudes of entitlement & toxic masculinity behind the men who commit them.


Educational and THANK YOU

This podcast is just amazing. Laura rightly focuses on the victims of each crime she covers and spends time educating us about warning signs of abuse and “murder in slow motion.” I’m a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and have found this so helpful in my work, as I feel I can better evaluate my patients and give them tools to recognize their dangerous situations, and encouragement to get out. A friend of mine recently found out her husband was cheating on her and this was her final straw in the marriage; she filed for divorce but he was not aware she was planning this. He threatened to kill himself with a butcher knife while standing right in front of her, and when she told me this I knew it was absolutely a major red flag. Using tools from Laura’s podcast and Instagram account I was able to help my friend understand just how dangerous this behavior is for her and her kids; she has since filed a restraining order and out multiple security measures in place, and is in therapy. I’m so proud of her and so thankful for Laura’s deeply meaningful and important work!


Best Educational True Crime Podcast

This is such an important podcast. Firstly, it respects the victims of these heinous crimes rather than focusing on the perpetrators. Laura, having years of professional training and expertise, does not sensationalize or try to make these stories cheap “entertainment”, but rather explains, educates, gives voice to victims and through this method, empowers. Excellent and valuable work.


Fantastic as always!

Laura Richards is so great. I love listening to her. I lover her passion and her knowledge. I learn something everytime I listen. If I were younger I'd want to grow up to be her.


Awesome Podcast!

Love to listen to Laura Richards and learn, learn, learn. At times I get a numb to the violence of the world but Laura Richard explains and breaks things down to understand. There is a 3part episode with a 17 year old Georgia (apologies for forgetting last name) - but oh! I instantly loved this person - I think we are all better off having these people share their stories and I am very thankful.


Excellent series

I feel as though I have lived something so similar . Laura, your ability to listen and educate is just wonderful. I was lucky as the San Antonio police and my attorney were awesome and my family helped me right when I filed for both a protective order and a divorce. I still was terribly abused after the separation through the divorce ….. but I’m out and free. I started over at 56 and didn’t look back. So much more happened and I’ll share when I can. Thank you for your podcast, your advocacy and for giving us voices.


So important!

Laura has taught me so much about coercive control, stalking, femicide, and intimate partner abuse. I recommend this podcast to everyone I meet, especially the episodes on Deconstructing Coercive Control and Preventing Murder in Slow Motion. Thank you for your tireless (<—stupid word because it’s exhausting) work and congratulations on the new little man in your life.


Triggering and so familiar

As a survivor of coercive control , physical , mental , financial and legal abuse …. I am consistently amazed at how similar our stories are. The Asia’s is real. Why we stay is real. How we get out safely is a miracle. Therapy helped be realize the enormity of what I survived. This podcast helped me feel more normal. Prayers to all of the survivors and for those who didn’t make it out. Thanks Laura Richards for your insightful and compassionate coverage. You make a difference.


Best analysis out there of intimate partner violence

As a professional in this field (and a survivor) I can’t recommend this podcast enough. Laura Richards is whip smart, not at all able to be intimidated, and an absolute warrior for women. Thank you Laura! You inspire me to keep going back on tough days


Outstanding

Supremely educational and mandatory listening for anyone that wants to understand human behavior in relation to crime.


Almost perfect- needs trans inclusionary language though

Empathy and concern for victims takes the front seat with sharp intellect and analysis by its side. I loveeee this host, she makes me feel less alone. My one complaint is in an early episode a woman’s vagina was referred to as her womanhood and as someone with lots of trans people in my life, it kinda stung. Is my friend not a woman because she doesn’t have a vagina? Of course not. I think this podcast would be perfect with some trans inclusivity because as the host says, language matters.

Another incredible podcast. The information relating to the DPP report is staggering. Delighted you focused on the crime scene photos Bailey had developed, the tips of the shoes, whose were they? Photos taken in the dark before crime scene sealed off. Thank you for unravelling another layer of of this complicated and deeply tragic story. Thank you for your untiring work. Justice for Sophie. Countess.


Tip Top Pod!

Super interesting and insightful podcast from the brilliant Laura Richards. Her descriptions of the location make you feel like you’ve been there. Her knowledge and understanding of human behavior and criminal behavior is unsurpassed and makes this a gripping listen.

I've been listening and reading true crime for years and the insights Laura gives are truly astounding, her wealth of knowledge about domestic abuse is extremely important to people of all genders and honestly, I recommend any podcast she's on.

Fantastic forensic analysis, putting the victims at the center of their own narrative—which often changes/challenges points of view at a critical time. The detail in these episodes is so detailed, I find myself going back to listen to episodes again and again, catching more and more detail as I do. It’s an enjoyable process that I probably would not enjoy if other podcasters did this. The empathy and action that Ms. Richards brings to every case and survivors in general is nothing short of a game changer. She has helped to go start to reclaim my own personal narrative and—although I don’t even know her—I am forever grateful for her and her work, whether or be podcasting or championing legislative change. Thank you Laura Richards!


Thank you Laura Richards!

Fantastic forensic analysis, putting the victims at the center of their own narrative—which often changes/challenges points of view at a critical time. The detail in these episodes is so detailed, I find myself going back to listen to episodes again and again, catching more and more detail as I do. It’s an enjoyable process that I probably would not enjoy if other podcasters did this. The empathy and action that Ms. Richards brings to every case and survivors in general is nothing short of a game changer. She has helped to go start to reclaim my own personal narrative and—although I don’t even know her—I am forever grateful for her and her work, whether or be podcasting or championing legislative change. Thank you Laura Richards!