Mind Over Murder
When we first reviewed Mind Over Murder earlier this year we had just featured it on our “Top 3 Podcasts of 2020, So Far” list. Now that 2020 is coming to a welcome close, it’s fair to say that we can drop the “so far” part of that statement. This investigative podcast is led by two victim advocates that bring a level of professionalism and passion to the medium that is quite refreshing in such a content-rich genre.
Why is it so easy to love Mind Over Murder? Because this is a podcast that is done for the right reasons as host Bill Thomas has been directly affected by a crime himself. He is the brother of Cathy Thomas, a graduate of the US Naval Academy, who was with her girlfriend Rebecca Dowski when they became the first victims of the Colonial Parkway Murders. Bill’s background is flush with experience as an entertainment executive. Mind Over Murder is truly a team effort as Bill is joined by his co-host Kristin Dilley who is a researcher, writer, and teacher. By combining their powers as victim’s advocates, Bill and Kristin present an incredibly informative podcast with a ton of personality.
When we first reviewed Mind Over Murder in April they had just released their tenth episode. Fast forward to December of this year and the Mind Over Murder feed is flush with over forty episodes. Mind Over Murder listeners will easily be drawn in by the levels of professionalism and thoughtfulness that both Kristin and Bill approach each episode with.
Bill and Kristin will walk you through a variety of cases with an intricate focus on details and storytelling. The majority of episodes cover cases in the Virginia area, stemming from the Colonial Parkway Murders. There is quite a bit of variety to Mind Over Murder as well. Bill and Kristin not only cover a variety of cases but will also conduct interviews with victims and crime professionals. The crimes are captivating and well-known guests bring insights, always while being respectful to the victims.
What’s most impressive about Minds of Murder is how Bill and Kristin have been able to find their footing early in the first season. Their chemistry is undeniable, and their professional approach to the research and presentation of each episode is second to none. Episodes clock in at anywhere from 45-60 minutes, making Minds of Murder the perfect time filler for this quarantined life most of us are living right now. So if you need something new to listen to, why not check out one of the fastest-growing podcasts of the year!