wildly curious
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

True Crime Stories And A Hard Look At Our "Savage Appetites"

A crime scene diorama with a figurine.
Simon & Schuster
/

Are you obsessed with true crime? Maybe you identify with the victim or the detective—or possibly even with the killer. The journalist Rachel Monroe says that women are the most ravenous consumers of true crime. In Savage Appetites, she sets out to learn why. 

RadioWest divider.

Are you obsessed with true crime stories? You know, cold cases, serial killers, wrongful convictions. Maybe you identify with the victim or the detective—or possibly even with the killer. The journalist Rachel Monroe says that women are the most ravenous consumers of true crime. In her book Savage Appetites, she sets out to learn why by diving headfirst into true stories about four women who each became obsessed with different crimes, each in very different ways.  

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.