Glossies Made Me Listen to…True Crime Podcast, Broken Harts

Posted January 4, 2019 by shooting in Discussion / 33 Comments

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Glossies Made Me Do It: January 2019

I used the January 2019 issue of Glamour Magazine (it has Amber Heard on the cover) for this month’s Glossies post. This is a really great issue, so I highly recommend you find a copy (in stores, at the library, etc.). However, what I want to specifically focus on is Glamour’s new podcast, Broken Harts.

Broken Harts Podcast

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The Podcast: Broken Harts

I first heard about the Hart family in a previous issue of Glamour magazine. You can actually read that initial article on their website. Broken Harts is a podcast that Glamour helped create in order to look into the past of this family and see how they could have found themselves at the bottom of a cliff. The Hart family is made up of two white women, Sarah and Jen, and their six black kids (two sets of siblings). They seemingly had the “perfect” life – and Jen was always posting happy photos and tidbits about her family on social media. How then did they all end up dead in March of 2018? What initially seemed to be a terrible accident, was soon realized to be a horrible crime. Jen, who was driving, was drinking, and her car showed she stopped once and then accelerated straight off the clip.

My Thoughts on Broken Harts

Broken Harts has a new episode released every Tuesday and there are currently four episodes available to listen to now. So far, I’ve only listened to the first episode, “Fear” and it essentially sets up what I knew already from the previous Glamour article. However, it was still really interesting to hear from people who knew Jen and Sarah in person and how what happened doesn’t seem to add up to the people they believed they knew. I can’t imagine anyone I know doing something like this, so I’m sure it would be terrible to try and reconcile that.

Each episode of Broken Harts is around 30 minutes, so they aren’t terribly long. I took a walk while listening to the first episode, and I plan to do the same with the rest. Podcasts are something I can actually listen to while walking/exercising, as opposed to audio-books. I’m not sure what the difference is, but there you have it! So far, I’ve really only focused on true crime type of podcasts too. There is just something about them that intrigue me, so if you’re also a fan, I highly suggest giving Broken Harts a try.

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33 responses to “Glossies Made Me Listen to…True Crime Podcast, Broken Harts

  1. candy

    How horribly sad story. I haven’t been listening to podcasts for awhile, might be time to start once again.

  2. Kristin

    Oh I don’t know if I could handle this. I feel like I should be into podcasts, but they just haven’t clocked with me. I’ll try again in 2019!

  3. I think I remember this story on the news. How terrible! I listen to audio books all the time while running or exercising. Much better to me than a playlist, because I get tired of my songs quickly. I’ll have to check this out.

  4. That story was incredibly tragic. I know we all know you can’t believe what you see on Facebook but sometimes you hope that the people posting incredibly happy/positive stuff have it together because its goals for the rest of us. But then this stuff happens and it makes you think.

  5. I heard about this story when it was in the news, and it just seemed so unimaginable. I’ve never really listened to podcasts, but this sounds really interesting. I’d like to hear what their family and friends have to say.

  6. I’ve never listened to a podcast, but my husband enjoys them! I can’t imagine someone purposefully driving off of a cliff, especially with children inside. It’s too horrible to contemplate, and there’s no excuse for it. I doubt those children had a say in what happened, and I’m sure they didn’t want to die. And drowing — ugh, I can’t even think about it. It makes me mad and sad and so many other things.

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  7. I hadn’t heard of this story. I do enjoy the shows on TV like 48 Hours or Dateline who cover these sorts of stories. I get hooked because I want to know how such horrible situations come about. One of these days I’ll have to venture into podcasts.

  8. I haven’t heard of this story before, perhaps the incident didn’t reach out news here but what a fascinating Podcast. I appreciate that each episode is only half an hour long, given the subject matter, any longer would probably be too confrontational and overwhelming all at once. I’m really interested in checking this out too. Thanks so much for sharing Lauren ♡♡

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  9. I have recently been getting into podcasts more, especially the true crime ones (you should try the ones Audible has btw), when I’m at the gym. They’re so compelling and sometimes creepy — I didn’t know about this one, so I will for sure check it out.

  10. I’ve been wanting to get into podcasts for awhile, mostly for the fact that I’m a true crime junkie and there are a ton of good ones that I keep hearing about. I remember this story when it first came out and didn’t know there was a podcast about it. Yet another reason for me to start listening to them!

  11. So glad you are continuing “Glossies” in the new year. Have two magazine articles I have wanted to share for months but life keeps getting in the way.
    These pod-casts sound interesting. I might be able to maintain my focus for 30 minutes. I like listening to audio books in the car but after about 20 minutes, I start to drift off thinking about my grocery list, or errands I need to run. ADD is a terrible thing!!

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