Based on a True Crime

Episode 23: Starkweather & Fugate & Natural Born Killers

February 8, 2018

Between January 21 and January 29 of 1958, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Fugate, went on a killing spree across America’s Heartland that left 10 people dead.

The sensationalist coverage of the teenage killers sparked a national reflection on teenage disillusionment and juvenile delinquency, and continues to this day to inspire songs, visual art, television, and movies, including the 1994 film “Natural Born Killers.”

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Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we discuss murders, mysteries and the pop culture they have spawned.

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