True Crime | 5. If It Bleeds, It Leads

Spectacle: True Crime - A podcast by Sony Music Entertainment

When you turn on the nightly news, what usually leads? Often… It’s violence. A shooting. A 5-car pileup. The portrait of a missing girl. Sometimes it’s not even local. It’s 300 miles away. But the salacious details… they hook you. Host Mariah Smith digs into how violent headlines shape our views on culture and crime. And it doesn’t just hurt the people consuming these stories. It hurts the people making them too. Like the late Christine Chubbuck, a news reporter who killed herself on live TV in the 70s. Featuring interviews with journalist Soledad O’Brien and filmmaker Craig Shilowich. A Neon Hum Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts to binge all episodes now or listen weekly wherever you get your podcasts. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at Learn more about your ad choices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit