Direct Appeal
Direct Appeal LLC
Direct Appeal
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News, Society & Culture

Reach
Estimated number of downloads on average each episode receives within the first 30 days of airing.

6,200

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Description

For the last 13 years, Melanie McGuire has been serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her husband, whose body was found in three suitcases in the Chesapeake Bay. The State’s case was based almost entirely on circumstantial evidence, and no forensic evidence was found at the alleged crime scene. Melanie proclaims her innocence to this day, but nearly out of options in the courts, she shares her version of events and appeal directly to the public for help. With Melanie’s full cooperation, two Criminologists (Dr. Meghan Sacks, and Dr. Amy Shlosberg) will examine the evidence, consult independent experts and explore over 50 hours of exclusive interviews with Melanie (from prison), her family, her friends, witnesses and experts on both sides of the trial looking to uncover the whole truth about this murder.

Podcast Information

About the Host
Host Name: Meghan Sacks, Amy Shlosberg
Meghan and Amy are both criminologists who work with offenders on a regular basis and who teach classes on serial killers, women and crime, wrongful convictions, and prisoner reentry. Their work has been published in articles and books and they are bringing their criminologist background to this investigative podcast.
Average Episode Length
20 Minutes - 1 Hour
Publishes
Quarterly
Interests
True Crime, Women and Crime, wrongful conviction, Oxygen, Investigative discovery, Dateline, 48hrs, Unsolved Mysteries
Location
USA
Social Media Reach
926

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Audience Demographics

Gender
Male
25%
Female
75%
Education
High School
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Some College
50%
Bachelors
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PHD/Doctorate
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Age
12-17
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25-34
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35-44
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45-54
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55-64
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65+
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Median Age: 35
Income
Less than $40k
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$60k-$80k
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$80k-$100k
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Median Income: $80,000