The Golden State Killer panel at Crimecon June 2017

 

Just got back from the Golden State Killer panel at Crimecon in Indianapolis and it was awesome! I have been away for several days prepping for Crimecon and taking part in our presentation about the Golden State Killer.

I was very happy to assist in any way I could to bring attention to this case. A full report is coming soon about my time there and Crimecon itself. In the meantime, I am sharing some photos and memories from this past weekend, along with video of the panel which included, Golden State Killer surviving victim, Jane Carson-Sandler, Debbi Domingo, daughter of murder victim, Cheri Domingo, Michelle Cruz, sister of murder victim, Janelle Cruz, and myself.

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The True Crime Podcast Niche

 

I typed true crime podcast into Google. I got over 5 million results, and that number will only go higher in the future. The true crime podcast niche is alive and well, and there’s a huge demand for more. There’s no shortage of shows to listen to and more are coming!

Podcasts and podcasting is quite popular right now as it’s a relatively easy way to reach out to a broad audience with a message. Best of all, the people that you are reaching out to are wanting to hear what you have to say. There are podcasts about everything under the sun. If you want to talk about a subject, rest assured, somebody out there wants to hear about it. When it comes to the true crime genre, there’s plenty of podcasts to give true crime junkies their fix. Some podcasts feature a panel of hosts, a pair of hosts, or a single host. Some of these podcasts are well done and take a lot of work to produce. Some may not be as polished or well-made, but just about every show seems to have steady and loyal listeners. Every potential listener is a different person with a unique personality, so having variety when it comes to true crime podcasts is a good thing as there truly is something for everybody out there. Some people like their true crime delivered in a somber and professional manner while others like some laughs sprinkled into the show and even maybe a little wine or beer with their episodes.

I myself am working on a true crime podcast, and I’ll be a little fish in a big pond if I am ever ready to launch it. It’s exciting but a little scary too. Before making the plunge, I wanted to explore the true crime podcast phenomenon and see what was driving it and what it’s like behind the scenes. Who better to reach out to than some of my favorite podcasts? I’m not a partner of any of the shows listed below, and I’m not being paid to advertise for them. These are just a few of my personal favorite true crime podcasts. I reached out to them and they replied, and here’s the results.

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‘Zodiac’ Movie Recommendation for the 10 year anniversary of movie release

 

Looking for a great true crime movie to watch? Look no further. Zodiac is a must-watch if you like real life true crime cases. Zodiac was released 10 years ago today.


The movie is excellent, the cast is all-star including Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr, and the director is David Fincher who brought you Fight Club and Se7en. What’s not to like?


Based largely on the book by Robert Graysmith, Zodiac explores the obsession that a group of investigators,both professional and amateur, experience as they hunt for a mysterious killer; the infamous Zodiac Killer of California.

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Unsolved Mysteries is back! The show that started it all for me

 

It’s official, updated episodes Unsolved Mysteries are back on Amazon Prime! If you are a fan of true crime, surely you can’t forget Robert Stack’s trench coat, the theme music for the show, and the endless number of cases that they covered. Cases of all kinds were presented from unexplained deaths, to missing persons, to serial killers- even ghosts,UFO’s and Bigfoot himself.

 

I remember when i was a teenager in the late 1980’s watching the show with my parents while all my friends were playing video games and popping VHS tapes in the VCR. Unsolved Mysteries is truly the show that started my love of true crime. I didn’t miss an episode. I for one am looking forward to seeing updates on old cases. Some of the cases I saw have stuck with me for years, and I have some personal favorites.

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