This week we talk about our professional podcasting attire, cats, rescue puppers, people who don’t like the same books as you and Harvey Weinstein’s court appearance. We also review Detective Trapp and Don’t Fuck with Cats. We finish up with pigeons dressed in fancy hats.
Detective Trapp (contains spoilers)
Detective Trapp is the new LA Times podcast, brought to us by Wondery. This podcast follows Hurricane Julie/The Cape – Julissa Trapp, a homicide detective with Anaheim Police, who is a force to be reckoned with.
This podcast tells the story of the murders of Martha Anaya, Kianna Jackson and Josephine Monique Vargas from the perspective of the woman who brought their killer to justice.
From a unique perspective, we get to hear from Julissa Trapp not just on her and her team’s amazing detective work (that sealant tube! *kisses fingers*) but also about the woman herself and how she has become a hardworking and compassionate detective who, at one point in the story, hashes it out with the accused in a thirteen hour interview.
Listen to Detective Trapp anywhere you get your podcasts or through this link.
Don’t Fuck with Cats (contains spoilers)
Don’t Fuck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer is Netflix’s new true crime three part docu-series. The series tells the story of one Canada’s most infamous crimes, the murder of Lin Jun.
The first episode begins with us being introduced to Deanna Thompson – Baudi Moovan and “John Green” who are two – for lack of a better word – internet nerds. They both narrate and walk us through the story.
In 2010, a video was posted on the internet of two kitten’s being killed by a man whose face is not shown on camera. The video went virial due to the outrage and that is when the two narrators of our story join a Facebook group of other internet sleuths whose aim is to track down the kitten killer.
Over the next two years, the pair along with others take apart the video bit by bit looking for clues. During this time, the suspected killer infiltrates the groups and starts to taunt the sleuths. He posts two further videos and essential his behaviour escalates.
The group successfully identify the kitten killer as Luka Magnotta. Magnotta is a Canadian citizen born in 1982. He spent his younger years attempting to become a model/actor, but also worked as a sex worker to make money when his acting career did not take off. He posted hundreds of pictures and websites all over the internet – and it is apparent he obsessed over fame (no matter what cost).
They track Magnotta to Toronto. When they are able to locate what they believe is his address, they report him to the Police and an officer does a check on the address only to find Magnotta has moved on.
In 2012, another video is uploaded online. This time it is the brutal murder of a male, who is later identified as Lin Jun, a student from China. Thompson and Green desperately try to notify the officer in Toronto but are unsuccessful.
In Montreal, a suitcase is found behind an apartment building by a caretaker with a torso inside. This begins the Police investigation and the evidence left around the scene also lead detectives to Magnotta and the video.
An international manhunt is launched, as they discover Magnotta has go on the run to Paris and then to Berlin, where he is apprehended in an internet café.
Have you watched Don’t Fuck with Cats or listened to Detective Trapp? Tell us what you think about them below in the comments or find us on Instagram or Twitter. Also, as cowboy hats are the perfect hats for pigeons, tell us your bird/hat combos!
Sky.com – Harvey Weinstein – https://news.sky.com/story/first-pictures-harvey-weinstein-arrives-at-court-for-opening-day-of-rape-trial-11902186
LA Times – Robert Durst – https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-31/robert-durst-admitted-cadaver-note-susan-berman-killing
LA Times – Detective Trapp – https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-19/detective-julissa-trapp-podcast-series
New York Times – Weird Crime Time – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/pigeons-cowboy-hats-las-vegas.html?smtyp=cur&smid=fb-nytimes