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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!


Excellent podcast!

This is the most intelligent, thorough & dignified true crime podcast out there. Always an insightful perspective from Laura Richards with deep-dive analyses, eloquently delivered (with an accent that is genuinely endearing to the typical American fan-girl 😊…) I appreciate that she reads all of the promos herself - it’s a welcome change to the usual sudden, loud, late-night assault to the earbuds.


Terrific, timely, and top priority

If you want evidence-based information that provides insight into behavior, biased perception, and how certain attitudes are societally ingrained, you can ask for no better educator than Laura Richards. Teacher, student, and advocate, she provides information and understanding that allows the listener to truly see the world around them and understand it fully so that we can, bit by bit, change things to make them more equitable and better. Thank you for a wonderful show.

Thank you Laura for supporting women by giving us the strength to speak up and leave these bad situations. You are saving lives and shutting down these brutal bullies.


Shero!

Laura Richards is my shero! She has a special place in my life, as I consume anything she is involved in. I admire her almost as much as my mother, and that is the highest compliment. This podcast is so well done and informative. Thank you Laura!

I absolutely love how Laura has went about analysing the Sophie Tuscan du Plantier case. It's done in such a calm manner, giving Sophie and the case the respect it deserves. What I particularly like is how she delves into the profiling of the chief suspect as I think this is vital in understanding so many aspects of the case. Something I want to thank Laura for is her simple and straightforward explaination of domestic violence and coersive control. This, no doubt, will help so many women who might not be aware of the signs. Thank you Laura.


Enlightening

Just when you thought you knew most everything concerning the Du Plantier case, Laura and guests shed much light. There is no sugar coating Mr. Bailey’s character, history of abuse and denial, and duplicity which they do a great job of highlighting in this podcast. Do I agree with Laura that this man had no achievements in life? That is simply not the case. He was a successful reporter and newspaper man. He dabbled in poetry and the arts. He continues to sell his homemade wares at market. He has law degrees. But he is a sick man and a very viable suspect. Just wish they could definitively nail Bailey and connect him to the crime scene and the victim herself. Why Sophie?? Not a whole lot of concrete evidence to connect them. But Bailey is a strange one with connections to the adjoining property owner and very well could have had a secret obsession. But nothing in his diaries or disclosed to friends about any interest or obsession with Sophie prior to the murder which I find not in keeping with his blabbering nature.


Knowledge is Power

Learning so much from Laura and guests! This is such important work and everyone should be listening!


Brilliant True Crime Podcast!

Absolutely BRILLIANT podcast by experts that know so much. Laura breaking down facts along with Jim is a treasure cove of informational facts. My favorite true crime podcast. 5 Stars!!! Thank you. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I would recommend The Crime Analyst to anyone who is interested in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case. Laura’s perspective is different from any other I have heard in the media so far. She brings considerable professional expertise to the table, as well centring the victim as a whole person. Listeners familiar with previous media treatment of this case and the main suspect will be punching the air as they finally hear a broadcaster (with criminal justice expertise, to boot) refuse to trivialise serious domestic violence. Highly recommended.

I absolutely adore Laura. Having followed other projects that she has worked on, I was so happy when I found this podcast. She is always fair and balanced but her focus on victims over perpetrators and her work with protecting girls and women makes her my actual hero!


Advocate

Thank you for bringing some of the darkest realities of women to light. You are truly helping to start the change. Your work on coercive control should be taught in high school health classes

I have the greatest admiration for Laura.

Excellent expert analysis that puts victims first.


Crime Analyst

Laura brings it as usual, she’s an advocate for those that cannot speak for themselves.


Excellent, informative, refreshing

Brilliant Teacher! I love listening to Laura I have learned so much about Cohersive Control and in turn I have been able to help many of my patients. Clinically relevant and interesting. I hope Laura champions changing laws in the US as she did in the UK re domestic violence and coercive control. 🙌🏻

Laura Richards expose on the treatment of the women who were victims and victim survivors of a notorious UK serial killer is a must-listen. She picks apart the misogyny and incompetence of the investigation in a way that will open your mind and leave you reeling. It's amazing.


Thorough — Revealing

THE best crime podcast out there. I appreciate the focus on the victims as well as the broad and deep approach to the current day investigation. *The terrible music devalues the overall experience and lowers the expectation of valuable information.