Podcasts have gained a lot of popularity, and the 105 episodes of Southern Fried True Crime, are an eye opener. Shining a light on our little talked about area of the world, is sometimes difficult. This most recent episode hits even closer to home.

It starts with an interesting history of Lufkin, and the Saenz family. Then host and creator Erica Kelley goes on to recount the details of the crimes of Kim Saenz. Her presentation isn't clinical, or cold. Kelly just looks at the interesting parts of a story and delivers them in layman's terms, and that's exactly what you get.

At the start of the podcast there are many disclaimers, and it's a responsible way to go about podcasts with this type of subject matter. I have listened to many podcasts about crime that don't do this. Since these stories are personal to so many of us, I appreciate that phone numbers and resources for help are included in the notes of all of her podcasts on the Southern Fried True Crime website.

I thought it was such a great idea, I included some here. You just never know what people are going through.

US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-825

US Crisis Text Line: 741741

US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

I really like that she has a southern accent. The suppression of our way of speaking has always upset me. It just makes the Southern Fried True Crime podcast more genuine. Though from Tennessee it adds, even to my Texas ears, an air of realism. It's a podcast about crime in the south, so it just makes sense.


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