The Thing About Pam

The Thing About Pam

NBC News

True Crime

11 episodes

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline defies all expectations.


  • 13 APR 2021
    BONUS: Killer Role
    4m 52s

    As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Killer Role, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. An actress playing a killer in a horror film is so good, you’d almost think she’d done it i...

  • 06 APR 2021
    Introducing: Killer Role
    2m 14s

    The actress Wyn Reed had that powerful combination of charisma, beauty and smarts. She was such a talent that a team of movie producers couldn’t believe it when the 28 year-old Wyn agreed to play the lead — a killer—in their upcoming, small...

  • 16 FAB 2021
    BONUS: Mommy Doomsday
    4m 42s

    As a bonus for The Thing About Pam listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Mommy Doomsday, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 wo...

  • 09 FAB 2021
    Introducing: Mommy Doomsday
    3m 7s

    The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 would expose a bizarre trail of death, devotion and Doomsday beliefs that captivated the nation. A haunting podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC,...

  • 27 SEP 2019
    6 - Anything Can Happen
    30m 30s

    Another thing about Pam… Watch the full Dateline NBC episode here. https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-thing-about-pam/4034417

  • 26 SEP 2019
    5 - I’m a Little Cold
    34m 43s

    A 911 call. An intruder killed. Or was it something more sinister?

  • 24 SEP 2019
    4 - Say Hi to Cathy
    31m 19s

    The greeting seemed innocuous, but not for long.

  • 23 SEP 2019
    3 - Manna from Heaven
    22m 31s

    An unexpected call changed everything.

  • 19 SEP 2019
    2 - A Matter of Trust
    26m 11s

    The prosecution believed it was a case about greed. The defense did, too.

  • 18 SEP 2019
    1 - They're Still Counting
    29m 39s

    The evidence pointed to a crime of passion. But was it?

  • 06 SEP 2019
    Trailer: Introducing The Thing About Pam
    2m 41s

    Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of...