Criminal Intent

It’s been slightly over a week since the last update, I guess I’m not completely back on the ball yet. This week I have an article and podcast that both deal with some sort of crime. I’m not exactly sure why but I truly enjoy finding out how the crimes were done and puzzling the clues together with the protagonist.

What I’ve Heard:

LifeAfter | GE Podcast Theater (RSS Link )

This is a fictional podcast sponsored by GE and produced by Slate Magazine’s Panoply media outlet. I’ve listened to the first three episodes and it’s got me hooked. The podcast follows Ross, a FBI agent, as he unravels a mysterious problem at VoiceTree, a social media site that lets users record and share voice recordings. I’d say the series is like a cross between the movie <em>Her</em> and the TV series Black Mirror . It’s an interesting crime story with meditations on technology and our obsession with it.

What I’ve Read:

How to Hide $400 Million | NYTimes Magazine

At first this feature seems like a typical divorce story with the wife getting screwed out of the couple’s money. But it quickly turns into a thriller as the author untangles the web of shell companies and dubious financial trusts. I felt like I was engrossed in a crime novel as I followed the money along with the lawyers in the story. It’s truly amazing how complicated it can get to hide money from the government and your spouse.

Tags: #thoughts #podcasts


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