The true-crime podcast universe is ever-expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites.
In the new podcast “Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia,” sisters Yvette and Rasha release never before heard archival audio of disturbing family secrets.
Series to cover the disappearance of 25-year-old actress and model Adea Shabani, who vanished from her Hollywood apartment February, 2018. With the help of the victim’s family and a private investigator, Strauss was given unprecedented access to speak with those involved in this case as it unfolded, in real time.
Rolling Stone – ‘Root of Evil’ dives into the story of George Hodel, a primary suspect in Elizabeth Short’s 1947 unsolved murder — and it’s told by his great-granddaughters
Perhaps the most immediately appealing thing about Origins is hearing the voices of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon as they talk about the show that changed cable television forever.
There are a whole lot of sports podcasts out there, as shown with our Should I Listen To This? series, but that isn’t stopping new players from entering the marketplace. One interesting new entry comes from the very-busy Gotham Chopra and his Religion of Sports company (co-founded with Michael Strahan and Tom Brady); Chopra currently has Season 3 of that documentary show airing in Audience (starting tonight at 8 ET/PT), he directed the recently-aired Showtime series Shut Up And Dribble (with LeBron James as an executive producer), and he’s the host for Religion of Sports’ new “Why Sports Matter” podcast (in association with podcast network Cadence13).
Sport’s Illustrated’s Fall of a Titan reexamines the case and explores the questions so many have had: Did Jenny really kill Steve? You don’t have to be a sports fan to get wrapped up in this case; it is broadly fascinating, and you won’t be able to stop thinking about it.
It all started with a Google search.
UTA has teamed up with Cadence13 to create Ramble, which they say is the first podcast network devoted exclusively to online creators. The first members of the network include Rhett and Link, hosts of the YouTube show “Good Mythical Morning,” and Hannah Hart, host of “My Drunk Kitchen.”
Speaking with documentarian turned podcaster, Andrew Jenks, his voice is more relaxed and casual but those are the only discernible differences. He doesn’t have a separate “radio voice” and “normal voice” like others I’ve met.