5 Exciting Reasons to Become a Serial True Crime Podcaster
What are you listening to or watching right now? We’re willing to bet there are a fair few true crime series lined up. Compelling, horrifying deep dives keep us hooked. But increasingly it’s podcasts that are drawing people in. There’s something uniquely engaging as a listener hearing a dark, disturbing world slowly revealing itself through your ears.
Here are 5 reasons why you should turn your true crime podcast idea into a reality:
- Podcast downloads are heading up: the latest figures from business data platform Statista reflect the rise of the podcast true crime series. In the US true crime is third only to comedy and the news, commanding 18% of weekly downloads. With 104 million Americans weekly podcast listeners, that’s a statistic you want to be part of.
- Podcasts are like no other media: feeling like a fly-on-the-wall is intimate and exciting. Your imagination let loose and a whole different part of the brain stimulated through aural consumption versus passive TV watching.
- Podcasts last: Serial, the weekly dramatization featuring journalist Sarah Koenig’s hyper-focused exploration of a 1999 Baltimore murder took the podcast world by storm way back in 2014. It’s still attracting downloads almost 10 years on, showing just how deep the long tail effect in podcasting attracts audiences.
- Podcasting can be your job: There are no guarantees, but a successful podcast will become self-funding given time and advertising opportunities. The popularity of true crime podcasts shows no sign of dissipating.
- Your podcast can trigger additional content: Gated downloads? An ebook? Live events? Become well enough established and the opportunities to expand your true crime brand are endless.
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