Reviews

Rate Show

Interesting, insightful and educational

This podcast has challenged me to look at some of my sacred cows. Sometimes the ideas presented have made me uncomfortable which usually is the indication a deeper look is warranted. I appreciate the expertise of Laura and her guests, the victim based lens she has helped me acquire and the additional resources provided for further exploration. If you listen and are unhappy with her view explore that with an open mind…a little squirm can lead to some learn.


Great coverage

Wonderful depp case coverage - looking forward to checking out more eps!


Heard/Depp

In all due respect…having been a long standing fan of all of your opinions. I love your insight and podcast. I follow anything I can find of your expertise. In this case, I think AH is a liar and the jury made their opinion based on AH’s poor demonstrations on the stand. I also didn’t see her as a victim. On the UK case - JD was suing the Sun and not AH. JD did not testify- so the decision was based on AH performance. I believe AH has issues, I believe Dr Curry. In this specific case, AH has done more to damage true victims coming forward. All this to say I have never been a JD fan…..whether AH had a poor representation with poor legal team…is open for discussion- AH lost this case on her testimony. Period. We must also admit that men can be a victim too.


Changing the linguistics of crime

Listening to Ms. Richards analysis of criminal behaviour is like being given a key into a secret chamber you didn’t know existed. The guests are well chosen and the subject matter is meaningful and handled with grace and honour. Her voice is modulated and firm, and there’s kindness and compassion for victims and families. She pushes through difficult material and relays it to listeners. The deep and thoughtful process of how Richard’s mind processes data is remarkable. She also reminds us all to trust our gut instinct and explains the biology of the sensory system in our body and why we should pay attention to it. She uses the platform to change the linguistics of crime. Richards is talking about the prevalence of violent crime toward women. And she also works for the greater good regarding law in the U.K. and other countries. She is tireless it seems. Jane Austen wrote this over 200 years ago…“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” Anne Elliott in Persuasion. It’s time for women hold the pen to tell the story and Richards is definitely making this happen.


A class by itself

I have learned so much from Laura and this podcast! Her thorough analysis and commentary goes deep into the minds of the criminals and she dissects all aspects of the crime. I am a mh therapist and her work helps me in my work daily. Thank you Dr Richards!


Eye opening & binge worthy

I don't know why I waited so long to listen to Crime Analyst as a long time fan of RCP, but I couldn't stop once I started. Laura gives her perspective on crime like no other, focusing on victims & giving real life crime prevention suggestions. Highly recommended for true crime fans. Thank you Laura for being a truth teller!


Finally - A true professional

I thoroughly enjoy Laura’s insight and analysis of true crime. Domestic violence hits very close to home for many and it’s wonderful to hear the validation for victims and how to properly identify warning signs. As men, we have a responsibility of protecting the women in our life and learning signs of “hidden violence” in others lives. Thank you, Laura. I have learned so much from you.


Changing the linguistics of crime

Listening to Ms. Richards analysis of criminal behaviour is like being given a key into a secret chamber you didn’t know existed. The guests are well chosen and the subject matter is meaningful and handled with grace and honour. Her voice is modulated and firm, and there’s kindness and compassion for victims and families. She pushes through difficult material and relays it to listeners. The deep and thoughtful process of how Richard’s mind processes data is remarkable. She also reminds us all to trust our gut instinct and explains the biology of the sensory system in our body and why we should pay attention to it. For many years I’ve said women are raised to be polite—I was awed when I heard her say it as well. I was a long time listener to the podcast Richard’s does with Jim Clemente, Real Crime Profile. I tweeted once wishing she had her own podcast because it would be excellent. I guess it’s worked out and it is even better than I expected. Better because she created the platform to change the linguistics of crime. Richards is talking about the prevalence of violent crime toward women. And she also works for the greater good regarding law in the U.K. and other countries. She is tireless it seems. Jane Austen wrote this over 200 years ago…“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” Anne Elliott in Persuasion. It’s time for women hold the pen to tell the story and Richards is definitely making this happen.


outstanding insightful and forward thinking

I cannot express enough thanks and appreciation for Laura and her work here. It’s revolutionary, hopeful and really important work. If you want to understand how we might undo the toxic traits of masculinity, in and for both men, women, and non binary people, please give a listen to this podcast. It is so much more that a true crime series, it’s a difficult and honest look at where we are with violence and where we need to be heading to prevent it.


So much insight into investigations

This is a revelation in true crime podcasts. Listeners, if you think you have already learned how victims, police, criminals, surviving family and friends work, listen to Laura for a new understanding. If you like detailed thoroughness in crime analysis from someone who knows, this is for you.


Love this podcast

Laura is so thorough, thoughtful and compassionate.


Superb Analysis Case by Case I’m Hooked

The case analysis is methodical and well researched. Laura Richards asks the questions, the important questions that need asking. Her guests are wonderful additions to each case understanding details and context. You walk away feeling informed. Thank you for what you do and many thanks for sharing! I can’t stop listening excellent podcast!


Second to None

This podcast will save lives. Laura’s professionalism and experience alongside her concise delivery and soothing cadence allows easy listening for difficult subjects. She does not sensationalize or hypothesize beyond reasonable conclusions. It is obvious she is compelled to produce this information as an artist is compelled to create art. Anyone who read the book The Gift of Fear will find this podcast a masterclass to build upon techniques for self-protection. Thank you, Laura.

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.