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Crime

So You Want to Start a True Crime Podcast…

So You Want to Start a True Crime Podcast…

A guide to coming up with ideas, making them good, and avoiding common pitfalls. And how Norco 80, an excellent true crime pod, came together.

A guide to the sub-genres: from the popular to the prestigious In the podcasting gold rush, the true crime genre is among the biggest motherlodes. But it’s a lot more varied in form and approach than its reputation suggests. It […]

His Stories Became Movies, Now He’s Making Podcasts

His Stories Became Movies, Now He’s Making Podcasts

Writer Skip Hollandsworth found the perfect story for his first pod Tom Brown’s Body

Legendary Texas Monthly writer Skip Hollandsworth is used to working hard for a story. He’s been widely recognized as one of the premier writers of longform non-fiction in the magazine world for three decades. Many of these narratives spanned more […]

FOIA Requests Are Her Secret Weapon

FOIA Requests Are Her Secret Weapon

How Emily G. Thompson uses research to build a huge audience for Morbidology

There are over one million podcasts in the world—or there were in April 2020, according to Podcast Insights. And thanks to stay-at-home orders forcing everyone to boredom-create new shows, that number has undoubtedly gone up. While it’s hard to determine […]

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is Building Podcasting’s Future

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is Building Podcasting’s Future

And the future is full of stories told by her company Lantigua Williams & Co.

Before she started the full-service podcast company, Lantigua Williams & Co., Juleyka Lantigua-Williams (I’ll call her Juleyka from here on to avoid confusing her name with that of her company) had a 20-year career in journalism, and telling the stories […]

“When I Started Podcasting I was Stealing Everything I Could”

“When I Started Podcasting I was Stealing Everything I Could”

How Jack Rhysider Built Darknet Diaries

When Jack Rhysider started Darknet Diaries, he had a blog that got a few thousand hits per day, 3,000 Twitter followers, and a full-time job as a network security engineer. Now, nearly three years and over 70 episodes later, the […]

Off Broadway

Off Broadway

Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle bonded over a love of the big stage. Their show, True Crime Obsessed, shows how friendship and fandom sells.

Prefer to listen instead? We add new stories regularly to the podcast Timber—Stories for Podcasters. Patrick Hinds has been into podcasts for a long time. Back in 2009, the Broadway obsessive was spending an hour commuting to work from his […]

The Academic Whose Podcast Is Trying to Change the Law

The Academic Whose Podcast Is Trying to Change the Law

Probable Causation wants to bring research out of the ivory tower and into the fabric of our lives.

Prefer to listen instead? We add new stories regularly to the podcast Timber—Stories for Podcasters. For that class of workers known as “the media,” reach is everything and having an audience is the ultimate goal. For academics, however, the equation […]

She Set Out to Change the World, Not Entertain It.

She Set Out to Change the World, Not Entertain It.

Rabia Chaudry's story of creating the breakout, genre-busting hit, Undisclosed.

Prefer to listen instead? We add new stories regularly to the podcast Timber—Stories for Podcasters. As soon as Serial ended, Rabia Chaudry knew she needed to act. It was 2014. Sarah Koenig’s 12-parter, about the 1999 murder of Hae Min […]

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