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Mystery Show creator Starlee Kine on intimate intrigue

This American Life contributor and rookie detective Starlee Kine cracks tiny cases in her new hit podcast.
Anyone can submit an unsolved mystery to Mystery Show ... but there is one rule: your puzzle can't be solved by Googling. (Arthur Jones/Gimlet)
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If it's a mystery to you, it matters. Rookie detective Starlee Kine joins Shad to introduce her new podcast Mystery Show, and why she's determined to crack the tiny cases that matter to ordinary people.   

Kine, a New York-based writer and frequent This American Life contributor, proves mysteries don't have be Bermuda Triangle big to be intriguing. Her podcast hit #1 the week it came out, and has been getting high praise from outlets like The New York Times and The Guardian. 

"I like the idea that there's mystery everywhere," says Kine, adding that the mysteries are always high-stakes to the people that care about them. 

WEB EXTRA | Hear the first episode of Mystery Show. The Case: Laura rents a video. When she tries to return it the next day, the video store is gone.

q: Do you have a personal mystery that's been driving you crazy? Tell us about it in the comments below. (Who knows, maybe Starlee will end up on the case!) 

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