Morally Indefensible

From Marc Smerling, the creator behind The Jinx and Crimetown, comes a story of murder, friendship and betrayal. In 1979, Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. When he meets a famous young journalist named Joe McGinniss, the two become fast friends. Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case to finally reveal the truth. The book, Fatal Vision, became a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by millions of people. But the story it told wasn’t the story Jeff expected…And that sets off a series of events that ruins both their lives. Morally Indefensible is a companion to the FX docuseries, A Wilderness of Error coming to FX September 25, and streaming next day on Hulu.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 14 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 hours 53 minutes

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 December 4, 2023  2m
 
 

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 October 2, 2023  8m
 
 

Introducing | Crooked City: Youngstown, OH


From Marc Smerling, the creator of Crimetown and The Jinx, welcome to CROOKED CITY.  The Saturday Evening Post dubbed Youngstown, Ohio “Crimetown U.S.A.” It was a mob town. Illegal gambling was so lucrative that a mob war raged for decades, and bodies piled up.  Then, Jim Traficant ran for sheriff, riding into office as the city’s steel industry fell on hard times...


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 July 25, 2022  8m
 
 

Introducing | Firebug


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 July 21, 2021  2m
 
 

episode 8: Chapter Eight | The Final Witness


After more than thirty years in prison, Jeffrey MacDonald is granted a new hearing to present evidence that may finally set him free. The prosecution calls to the stand...Joe McGinniss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 September 24, 2020  36m
 
 

episode 7: Chapter Seven | Morally Indefensible


Joe McGinniss takes a page from Jeffrey MacDonald’s playbook and invites famous journalist Janet Malcolm to write about the lawsuit -- She’ll understand…Or will she? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 September 22, 2020  33m
 
 

episode 6: Chapter Six | How Many Lies Would You Tell to Get to the Truth?


Jeffrey MacDonald finally gets his day in court…civil court, that is. He sues Joe McGinniss for betraying him and lying in his book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 September 15, 2020  32m
 
 

episode 5: Chapter Five | Friends Become Enemies


Joe McGinniss’s book finally comes out.  It’s called Fatal Vision.  Jeffrey MacDonald learns what his old friend wrote about him… on national television. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 September 8, 2020  26m
 
 

episode 4: Chapter Four | The Confessions


Jeffrey MacDonald’s new lawyers uncover some startling new evidence.  Could the murderous hippies be real after all? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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 September 1, 2020  31m
 
 
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