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True-crime podcast ‘Small Town Murder’ is suddenly killing it

Just last December, the true-crime comedy podcast “Small Town Murder,” hosted by James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, sold out a live show at Lincoln Hall. Four months later, on Friday, it will headline the much-bigger Park West. No one can quite explain their meteoric rise to the middle: Podcasts, like pop stars, just take off sometimes.

In a recent phone interview, Pietragallo and Whisman, comedians from Phoenix and longtime friends, talked about how they launched two successful true-crime podcasts with nothing but a microphone, a dream, and a totally normal fondness for murder (spree killers and homicidal athletes preferred).

The following are excerpts from that conversation:

1. Put a novel spin on an already popular idea

Netflix’s New Podcast Will Provide Behind-the-Scenes Stories on True Crime Documentaries ‘Wild Wild Country’, ‘The …

Get ready to embrace a new binge buddy. Today, Netflix released the first teaser episode for one of the only shows not on its platform, the You Can’t Make This Up podcast. The first official episode premieres next Wednesday, and so far, it sounds like the series will be the perfect cure for Netflix-obsessed true crime lovers.

This is the second podcast Netflix has released, the first being the three-episode Wormwood: The Companion Podcast. But whereas the Wormwood podcast was directly tied to one show, You Can’t Make This Up will be exploring all Netflix originals. Each episode pairs journalists, comedians, and podcasters with the creators of some of Netflix’s original shows and movies to give listeners a unique behind-the-scenes look. The podcast will also reveal what parts were left out of the final cut and answer viewer questions.

At least for

Read more at: https://decider.com/2018/04/25/netflix-you-cant-make-this-up-podcast-preview/

New Hollywood Podcast: Darren Criss Talks ‘Versace’ And Connecting To His Filipino Culture

Darren Criss looks and acts like a stand-up guy with a good head on his shoulders. When he stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast, he was nice, approachable, and is personable — much like Blaine, his character on Glee. But in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryCriss does a 180 from his good guy roles by playing the real-life Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered at least five people, including titular fashion designer. Obviously, Criss is not a serial killer, but his casting in the role is an advancement for authentic representation in Hollywood. Criss, like Cunanan, is half-Filipino — a detail about the actor that many people are surprised to hear.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, his role in Versace marks another collaboration with TV maestro Ryan Murphy, who created Glee as well as American Horror Story,

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/04/new-hollywood-podcast-darren-criss-american-crime-story-assassination-of-gianni-versace-filipino-1202365561/

Death in Ice Valley: The new true crime podcast that’s the BBC’s answer to Serial

On 29 November 1970, in the remote Isdalen Valley outside of the Norwegian port-side town of Bergen, a woman’s body was found by two young girls, badly burned and surrounded by a set of peculiar objects (bottles of water; a rubber boot; burnt paper). Her identity, and how she died, has remained a mystery ever since. 

Known in Norway as the Isdal Woman, the countless questions that surround her mysterious life and death are the subject of a major new podcast from the BBC’s World Service and Norway’s public radio service, NRK.

Led by Norwegian investigative journalist, Marit Higraff, and British BBC radio documentary maker, Neil McCarthy, Death in Ice Valley intends to find answers that have evaded police, journalists, and crime novelists for the past 47 years.

“It’s the depths of the Cold War”, McCarthy tells me over the phone “and there’s lots of clues but because she’s such an elusive, ghost-like character, she’s

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/death-in-ice-valley-podcast-bbc-serial-true-crime-a8309166.html

Daily Tele Launches True Crime Podcast

In a ground-breaking five-part series in print, online and podcast, from Monday 9 April, The Daily Telegraph will lift the lid on a horrific crime that made headlines at the time, but fell from public view.

Eight Minutes: The Unsolved Murder of David Breckinridge will run for 136 minutes over five episodes, and includes detailed interviews with friends, family, acquaintances and police, revealing a number of new lines of inquiry and possible motives.

At 11.52pm on August  10, 2002, David Breckenridge called his best mate from a phone box and told him to fire up the TV – he was on his way over to watch the international rugby match that was about to start. Eight minutes later he was dead.

The six-month special investigation reveals, at one level, the seemingly normal life of a young man with the world before him tragically cut short in a few short minutes of almost inconceivable violence.

Fifteen

Read more at: http://www.bandt.com.au/media/daily-tele-unveils-true-crime-podcast

Daily Tele Launches True Crime Podcast – B&T

In a ground-breaking five-part series in print, online and podcast, from Monday 9 April, The Daily Telegraph will lift the lid on a horrific crime that made headlines at the time, but fell from public view.

Eight Minutes: The Unsolved Murder of David Breckinridge will run for 136 minutes over five episodes, and includes detailed interviews with friends, family, acquaintances and police, revealing a number of new lines of inquiry and possible motives.

At 11.52pm on August  10, 2002, David Breckenridge called his best mate from a phone box and told him to fire up the TV – he was on his way over to watch the international rugby match that was about to start. Eight minutes later he was dead.

The six-month special investigation reveals, at one level, the seemingly normal life of a young man with the world before him tragically cut short in a few short minutes of almost inconceivable violence.

Fifteen

Read more at: http://www.bandt.com.au/media/daily-tele-unveils-true-crime-podcast

Daily Tele Unveils True Crime Podcast

In a ground-breaking five-part series in print, online and podcast, from Monday 9 April, The Daily Telegraph will lift the lid on a horrific crime that made headlines at the time, but fell from public view.

Eight Minutes: The Unsolved Murder of David Breckinridge will run for 136 minutes over five episodes, and includes detailed interviews with friends, family, acquaintances and police, revealing a number of new lines of inquiry and possible motives.

At 11.52pm on August  10, 2002, David Breckenridge called his best mate from a phone box and told him to fire up the TV – he was on his way over to watch the international rugby match that was about to start. Eight minutes later he was dead.

The six-month special investigation reveals, at one level, the seemingly normal life of a young man with the world before him tragically cut short in a few short minutes of almost inconceivable violence.

Fifteen

Read more at: http://www.bandt.com.au/media/daily-tele-unveils-true-crime-podcast

True Crime, Fake Homicide: The Onion’s ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ Podcast

David Pascall is in search of the perfect murder — a murder so beautiful, so moving that it could be the subject of his new podcast for OPR. That would be Onion Public Radio. He narrates:

I know that this is the most compelling murder in America. I know that the victim was a supple young girl in the prime of her life. And I know that she was killed by simultaneous gunshot-stabbing-strangling-drowning.

With A Very Fatal Murder, The Onion satirizes all those true-crime podcasts that many of us have come to know and binge: Serial, S-Town, My Favorite Murder.

We spoke with David Sidorov, who wrote for the podcast and played host David Pascall, and Katy Yeiser, the head writer. For them, it’s both an ode to the genre and The Onion doing what it does best.

“So we never at any point said we need to take down podcasts, or NPR, or Serial,

Read more at: http://ideastations.org/radio/all-things-considered/npr-599765354-true-crime-fake-homicide-onions-very-fatal-murder-podcast

True Crime, Fake Homicide: The Onion’s ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ Podcast

A windmill outside Swanton, Neb., sets an idyllic scene. The satirical podcast A Very Fatal Murder is set in the fictional small town of Bluff Springs, Neb.



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David Pascall is in search of the perfect murder — a murder so beautiful, so moving that it could be the subject of his new podcast for OPR. That would be Onion Public Radio. He narrates:

I know that this is the most compelling murder

Read more at: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/05/599765354/true-crime-fake-homicide-the-onions-a-very-fatal-murder-podcast

‘Disgraceland’: True Crime Podcast Digs Into Dangerous Side Of Rock N’ Roll & Eyes TV Future

Did Jerry Lee Lewis kill his wife and get away with murder? Was the Church of Scientology involved in the death of Jeremy Blake, the artist who produced the cover of Beck’s Sea Change album and how did Sam Cooke and Sid Vicious really die? These are all stories from the first season of Disgraceland, a true crime podcast that looks at the deviant side of rock ‘n’ roll.

The podcast, which launched last month, was created by Boston musician Jake Brennan. Here, he talks to Deadline about its origins, the challenges of creating compelling audio stories and plans to turn the project into a bigger, possibly scripted, play.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke, Sid Vicious and the tale of satanic ritualism within the Norwegian black metal scene make up the first four episodes of Disgraceland with future episodes revolving around Van Morrison, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, the Rolling

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2018/03/disgraceland-true-crime-podcast-digs-into-dangerous-side-of-rock-n-roll-eyes-tv-future-1202354650/