Source: The Atlantic
In 1979, the American discourse on serial killers was irrevocably changed. Ted Bundy’s serial murder trial, which was nationally televised, ushered in a new era of live entertainment.
Fifteen years later, O. J. Simpson’s trial became the next national obsession.
The true-crime genre reached new heights of popularity in 2014 with the podcast Serial. The proliferation of successful murder-centric content that followed is indicative of a public obsession.
Why do serial killers inspire such fervent intrigue among Americans? A new video from The Atlantic investigates.
Watch “Why Are We Obsessed With Serial Killers” above and read the story at The Atlantic.
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