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The Crime Is Up Podcast

Written by: Christopher Affonco Bradley & Will Benson
  • Summary

  • The Crime Is Up Podcast showcases the best in hard-boiled, criminal tales. Each episode brings you brand new crime fiction stories as read by a talented cast of actors. And it’s a hybrid podcast! The second part features your hosts, good buddies Chris and Will, ruminating about film noir classics, underappreciated crime films, or pulp novels they love. And all the while they do it with wit and humor and charm and terrible jokes and all the characteristics you could possibly hope for in two podcast hosts.
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  • Ep 29 - Waiting & Seven
    Nov 28 2023

    Waiting on the mailman to deliver a package to your home can be a tiresome chore. Waiting on the mailman to turn up at his own home so you can put a bullet in him can also be a tiresome chore, especially when the sleepy suburban neighborhood he calls home turns out to be not so sleepy. Take a listen to our hard-boiled tale of a very bored hit man as he kills more than just time while waiting for his target.
     Then after the story, Chris and Will answer the question, what’s in the box?! That’s right, we’re talking about the stone-cold classic from director David Fincher, Seven

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    1 hr and 21 mins
  • Ep 28 - The Crime Films of Steven Seagal - Above the Law, Out for Justice, & Exit Wounds
    Apr 1 2023

    Steven Seagal is… Above the Law. Steven Seagal is …Out for Justice. Steven Seagal is… Exit Wounds.

    Steven Seagal is many things. A Buddhist. A Russian Citizen. The star of countless aikido action movie classics. This episode, we are taking a closer look at three of those movies. 

    Layered deep in these fascinating films are numerous examples of the noir tropes that we crime fiction and film noir fans know and love. So join us, dear listeners, on a journey through the crime films of Steven Seagal! 

    Release date April 01, 2023.

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    1 hr and 9 mins
  • Bonus Ep 2 - The Deadliest Weapon & Detective Benson or The Greatest Detectives and Gangsters
    Jan 8 2023

    It’s our post-holiday special! Chris and Will offer up two hard-boiled tales from early in their writing careers… really early. The Deadliest Weapon comes from when Chris was 12-years-old and portrays a family in crisis, battling not just each other, but a terrible illness. 

    And from the twisted mind of a 9-year-old Will comes a rollicking, action-packed police procedural that breaks all the conventions as it follows our protagonist Detective Benson, a suicidal TV junkie, and his loyal servant and friend Genjo. Can they solve the case? Is there even a case? And how many bullets can one Detective take? Have a listen to this crazy little tale that is either titled Detective Benson or The Greatest Detectives and Gangsters to find out. 

    So take a listen to this bonus episode where Chris and Will read these stories they wrote when they were children for the first time in some 25 years. Long time listeners will enjoy this comedic bonus, but if this is your first time listening to the show, maybe don’t start here as it’s atypical. 

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    1 hr and 19 mins

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