These women use true crime podcasts to lull themselves to sleep—experts explain why it works

Published October 13, 2023


David Schmid is quoted by CNBC discussing why some women use true crime podcasts as a way to lull them into sleep. Schmid explains women are more captivated by true crime and crime fiction stories as they are typically the victims of violent, intimate crimes. "The interest in the subject comes from women's awareness that they are the victims of a vast majority of interpersonal violent crime especially crimes like serial murder," he says. Watching a TV show or listening to a podcast also allows women to "handle this fear in a way they can control. You can turn off the TV or turn off your laptop or close the book," he says. 

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