On air since 1992, Dateline NBC is the network’s longest-running primetime television program. Now, the Dateline NBC podcast shares true-crime stories from this illustrious TV program in a new format that you can listen to anytime, anywhere.
Dateline NBC journalist Keith Morrison, who has been a correspondent for the program since 1995, hosts the podcast, revisiting some of the most compelling stories from the show’s true crime archives, along with new information uncovered just for the podcast. If you wait patiently for the next release of other true crime podcasts like Serial, Criminal, and My Favorite Murder, you’ll be mesmerized by Dateline’s own true crime stories.
Rich storytelling has always been a hallmark of Dateline, which has received broadcast journalism’s highest awards including 3 Emmys for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine. This podcast closely follows that lead. Keith Morrison will leave you shocked, perplexed, and in suspense as he reveals the stories behind unexplained crimes and other mysteries, especially those bizarre storylines that have made historic news headlines.
In an episode titled "The Doomsday Files", Morrison shares exclusive interviews obtained while investigating the murder trial of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell. This Idaho couple made international headlines for their apocalyptic beliefs after they were charged with first-degree murder following the deaths of Lori’s two children.
Another Dateline NBC classic episode from October 2009 is revisited in "When the Smoke Clears", as Morrison unravels the mystery of how a young woman was killed in her home. While detectives think they know who killed her, they have to prove it with help from the victim herself. For something a little more light-hearted, you can also hear Morrison read "The Night Before Christmas". You might not want to listen to this podcast right before bed, or if you do, be sure you lock your windows and doors and get ready for an extra dose of suspense.