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  • Writer's pictureJulie Lokun

How To Start A True Crime Podcast



We are a nation of crime junkies. We, as a collective audience, sit on the edge of our seats hungry for the latest gorey details on the latest acts of depravity.


The phenomenon has not gone unnoticed, with a generous uptick in overall media listenership.


Here are the stats: (According to the Pew Research Center)

If you have been itching to investigate a murder of your own there is no better time to grab a mic and start recording. Start Here ⬇️


First, find a case that you have a connection with. My latest true crime podcast called Murder in Morton Grove, spoke to me and because my co-host was a classmate of the two victims. It is an unsolved crime that has remained unsolved for 45 years. There are a lot of twists and turns and so many questions that have gone unanswered.



Eyvonne Bender and Susie Ovington Murdered in 1979.


NEXT:

  • Come up with a name and brand for your podcast that reflects your topic and tone

  • Choose a podcast format and length that suits your style and audience

  • Identify your tone and whether you want to be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between

  • Choose whether you will host alone, with co-hosts, or with guests, and whether you will record in person or virtually

  • Plan out your first several episodes and write an intro script that introduces your podcast and yourself

  • Don’t skimp on equipment and invest in a good microphone, headphones, and editing software

  • Research your cases thoroughly and use credible sources- it is important to compile a credible list of source files, like this ⬇️



FINALLY

  • Upload and promote your podcast on various platforms and social media

  • Gain and maintain a loyal audience by engaging with them and providing quality content


Check out Murder in Morton Grove, it may inspire you to start a true crime podcast of your own. And if you have more questions about podcasting check out AUDIOCASTERS, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PODCASTING.



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