Jodi Arias & the Duke Lacrosse Scandal

Episode 200,   Feb 02, 2022, 12:30 PM

We missed you all! We are back from break, refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to bring you a VERY meaty boi!

Kristin starts us off with a sports story. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Over spring break of 2006, the Duke University men’s lacrosse team was bored. So they threw a party. As the night wore on, they hired two exotic dancers to come perform at their house party. The night was a shitshow. The two women performed for the crowd of men, but stopped when one of the players made a threatening comment about a broomstick. Later that night, hours after the party dispersed, one of the women reported that she’d been gang raped.

Then Brandi shows off her giant balls by giving us part one of her Jodi Arias coverage! When Travis Alexander met Jodi Arias, he was awestruck. She was beautiful. They talked all evening, and Travis fell head over heels. Jodi was everything he wanted in a woman. She seemed equally smitten with him. Even though they lived in different states, they tried to make their long-distance relationship work. Jodi even converted to Travis’ religion. But Travis’ friends weren’t quite so taken by Jodi. Over time, he came to question whether Jodi was really the one after all.

And now for a note about our process. For each episode, Kristin reads a bunch of articles, then spits them back out in her very limited vocabulary. Brandi copies and pastes from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.

In this episode, Kristin pulled from:
The book, “The Price of Silence” by William D. Cohan
“Fantastic Lies” episode of 30 for 30
“Duke lacrosse case,” entry on Wikipedia

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“The Case Continues: Jodi Arias Pt. 1” episode Snapped
“The Case Continues: Jodi Arias Pt. 2” episode Snapped
“Friends say they warned Travis Alexander that Jodi Arias was dangerous for months before she killed him” by Gail Deutsch, Denise Martinez-Ramundo, Jonathan Balthaser, and Enjoli Francis, ABC News
“Jodi Ann Arias”
“Murder of Travis Alexander”
“Jodi Arias Timeline: Key Dates In Case Of California Woman Accused Of Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend 27 Times” by David Lohr,
“Timeline: A look back at the Jodi Arias murder case”

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