Frotcast 328: ‘Down City’ Author Leah Carroll

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Leah Carroll’s mom was murdered when she was four by a man who would go on to receive protection from the Rhode Island Police, until he died himself just a few years later of a heart attack during a road rage incident on his way to go skydiving while carrying a pocket full of cocaine. And that’s not even the craziest part of the story. We hear the tale first hand from Leah, whose book, Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory, and Murder, came out last month. This week’s Frot-crew includes Vince (me), Brendan, and comedians Joey Avery and Matt Lieb. We also try to cast the inevitable S-Town movie, and talk Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad. Donate at


1:56 – Ben could use your good thoughts and positive vibes and messages of support this week.

3:30 – Live reactions to finding out we’ve bombed Syria. Also the tale of Bannon calling Kushner a “globalist cuck.”

10:30 – The Joey Avery Manifesto: Always keep a pair of emergency rollerblades handy

12:06 – We try to cast the S-Town movie.

27:12 – Trying to predict the most problematic bits of Louis CK’s new special.

29:54 – The Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, and how we have that ad for the same cultural reasons we have Trump.

43:50 – Leah Carroll, author of Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory, and Murder joins to talk murder, drugs, family, war, tragedy, and non-ideal victims.

1:19:40 – Answering your email questions

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