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Honoring Victims

I think this is a great podcast, not sensationalizing but analyzing and honoring. Love anything you do Laura.

Listen and Learn

I absolutely love being able to listen to Laura. I have learned so much from her and this podcast and look forward to each episode to hear her insight and analysis.

This is Laura's best podcast to date. After watching the Yorkshire Ripper documentary and being shocked at the major failings by the police I knew I had to listen to this podcast. It didn't disappoint. Laura is spot on with all her conclusions to the case. If he only she was in charge back then. Highly recommended 💯

Incredibly moving and thought-provoking.

Such a thoughtful, meticulous podcast. It has completely changed my perspective on true crime and how we approach violence against women and girls. I never knew how triggering pithy monikers for murderers were - now I notice them everywhere and try not to use them myself. Great work Laura, what you do is so important!

Deep Analysis

Great long form analysis. Much more rewarding than the 1 hour turn around true crime show.

To quote the spice girls GIRL POWER.

This woman can do it like lunch. I love the eye opening jaw dropping point of view. Thank god someone with her genius is helping us take on the patriarchy through the crime lens. Her passion and wit are inspirational.


Love this! I have so much admiration for Laura’s work and passion. So glad she has her own podcast because I could never get enough of what I needed to hear about advocacy and how much further we need to go as a society to protect women from violent predators.


This became my favorite podcast by her second episode. It’s a must listen.


Laura’s heartfelt sensitivity for women who are victims of unspeakable cruelty combined with her keen insight into the analysis of male violence against women make this podcast, like everything she touches, gold. Dawn Wilcox Founder & Executive Director Women Count USA: Femicide Accountability Project

I look forward to the Crime Analyst Podcast every week, listening while I walk. Laura's work has deepened my perspective on the pervasive coercive control that underpins so many crimes against women and the stubborn indifference of the criminal justice system. Keep up your work Laura

Thank you.

I can’t say it any better than the other commenters, so I’m just going to thank you for your informative and thought provoking podcast. You get me riled up every week, and thinking about how we can start getting things to change. I was waiting for your comments on Ms. Everard, and you were exactly right. The part that affected me the most was in the episode where Wilma McCann’s son said that she wasn’t a prostitute, but it didn’t matter if she was, his mother would do what she had to do to take care of her children - nobody said anything about his father’s failure to take care of/provide for his family. I know that’s not the exact quote, but everyone reading this knows what I mean.

Great Podcast

This podcast is very thorough. I appreciate the in-depth details.

Best Podcast

I’ve listened to a lot of true crime, but Laura’s analysis is the best. Thank you Laura for all your advocacy, and for using the words ‘’misogyny’ and ‘femicide’ to name these crimes. How long before society realizes that half the population is targeted for violence because of the their sex.


I like the podcast and I’ve heard and seen Laura on tv and other podcasts and I really like how she has made the victims the most important part of the story and how she looks at the case with an instructive eye. I did find it a bit hard to follow, I kinda felt like I was just dropped in the middle. I needed a bit more background and more of a timeline presented.

The more things change

Based on what is happening in the UK right now. The police don’t seem to have changed there attitudes about women

Crime analyst

I love this new podcast by Laura. I’ve heard her before on other podcast as guest speaker. Really like that you pay attention to victims and name them and try to speak very little if the perpetrator. Thanks for all your hard work. I like that you speak about victim blaming and then problems associated with that.

Among the very best!

There are no other podcasts like Crime Analyst. This isn’t a true crime podcast. It’s a victim-centered analysis of criminal behavior through the lens of an experienced woman who doesn’t hold back on calling out misogyny and the roots of male violence. The case may be decades old but the same problems are still here. Listening to Laura helps me to dissect them as well as think about what can be done to change things.

I love this podcast!

Laura offers great insights and I love how she gives power back to the victims and takes it away from the perpetrator.

This podcast is a great and engaging listen and a challenging look at the world of real crime , in Laura we have an eloquent champion for the victim for justice and an advocate for change and legislation. The glorification of criminals and the way their "monikers" are spread over streaming services and media is rightly challenged the emphasis on the victims and their names restored, Highly endorsed


a crime podcast focusing on the VICTIMS...well done...

Great Listen

This podcast is informative and thought provoking - one of the best podcasts I’ve heard. Laura brings a valued twist to the tale by focusing on the victims rather than glorifying the perpetrator.

Crime analyst

I love this new podcast by Laura. I’ve heard her before on other podcast as guest speaker. Really like that you pay attention to victims and name them and try to speak very little if the perpetrator. Thanks for all your hard work.

I am really enjoying this podcast by Laura Richards and team. Laura is so insightful and uses her expérience and knowledge to explain concepts so clearly. For example how inherent sexism and misogyny contributes to failings in solving cases, which often enables perpetrators and centering the victim, rather than the perpetrator, in the investigation. I have been following her work for some time and always look forward to hearing more from her! Really valuable and essential work in the fight to rid the world of male violence against women.

A True Crime podcast that gets it right

Laura Richards is a breath of fresh air in that she doesn’t treat crime as entertainment. Richards sees violence, especially violence against women and girls, as the horror it really is. She centers victims in their own stories, as well as their family and friends. Richards also traces the ongoing lifelong effects that ripple outward and even through generations of the grievous harm done by murder and violence.

Great Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses in Criminal Investigation

Laura Richards consistently focuses on the victims, not on elevating the criminal. This is not only a refreshing change from many true crime podcasts, it is the ethical way to stave off some level of copycat behavior in pathological and narcissistic people listening to media. This first series of the Crime Analyst podcast takes a deep dive into the stumbles and successes of the police and the prosecution as the women of Yorkshire in the 1970’s and 1980’s paid the price in blood. The survivors and their surviving families also speak, some even in present day interviews. This is a podcast well worth your listen, and I can’t wait for series two.

A win for victims.

It’s nice to finally give the victims and their family a voice after decades of victim blaming/shaming. Laura’s passion is evident as is her compassion. She truly makes the victims the focus and it’s wonderful.

So informative, not sensationalistic!

I love Laura and I love her take, the female lens looking back at this horrible crime spree. I have learned so much and I have communicated many of your takeaways with my 16-year-old daughter as well. Keep them coming Laura -quite interested in what you’re putting out. Thank you!

Expert Crime Analysis Through A Female Lens

Laura is an expert in her field. She shines a spotlight on victims and their families, by centering them in their own stories, is refreshing. It is well past time to have crimes viewed through a female lens, reviewing and reframing the narrative. So often, women are at the receiving end of male violence and yet our input is neglected and our voices unheard. I value that the names of perpetrators are reduced to initials and monikers given them by the media are redacted altogether. No need to sensationalize these criminals.

Laura Richard's is an inspiration. Trail blazer for women's rights . Absolute hero, I am hooked on her podcasts. I love her no nonsense assertive communicative style. She knows her stuff

Laura alone is great!

After years of TCP I found it often got too much off on chit chat and less of crime analysis. I have great hope that Laura alone will be focused and on point. The first episode is great. Thank you!