“Crime Junkie” has reigned supreme in the true crime podcasting world since 2017. While delivering ghastly and suspenseful real-life tales, hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat’s show is wildly addicting for fans and true crime junkies looking for their podcasting fix. The hosts’ straightforward storytelling keeps the show’s wide fanbase tuning in for new episodes each week. Since their start in podcasting, “Crime Junkie” has over 500 million downloads, 630 stories, and donated $643,000+ to charity.
Ashley and Brit share passions for investigation and true crime. Ashley wanted to become a detective and studied cases while growing up. For some time, Brit worked with a private investigator. According to “Crime Junkie’s” website, Brit introduced Ashley to podcasting and they began collaborating.
Naturally, “Crime Junkie” was one of Podsauce guest Phil Chalmers‘ podcast picks, along with “Dateline.” Phil hosts the true crime show, “Where the Bodies are Buried.” While he does not consider himself to be a fan of true crime per se, he seizes any opportunity to learn more and help others. In his podcast, Phil interviews incarcerated serial killers and they reveal details to help officers, with new information on cold cases.
Episode topics include historical crimes, infamous cases, serial killers, mysterious deaths, captures, wanted fugitives, conspiracy theories, stalkings, survivors, and recent crime developments. One of the latest episodes covered Gabby Petito’s case.
There are hundreds of episodes to choose from, and the average episode’s length is an hour. Listeners will hear about The Long Island Serial Killer, The Green River Killer, Lizzie Borden’s murders, Israel Keyes’ crime sprees, the Bathtub Killer, and The Smiley Face Killer, just to name a few. There are episodes on Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre, the death of Holly Bartlett, the Rocky Mountain Killer, and the Powell Family Murders. Scary stuff.
If you’re a part of “Crime’s Junkie’s” fan club, you’ll have exclusive access to bonus content and episodes, such as an interview with Amanda Knox. The hosts recently explored the story of Meredith Kercher, an exchange student who was murdered in Italy. Amanda was Meredith’s roommate, and charged with the crime. Ashley discussed Amanda’s convictions and annulments. And to answer listeners’ questions, Ashley says that Amanda isn’t guilty due to the substantiated evidence presented to the Supreme Court.
Ashley hosts a slew of additional podcasts including “International Infamy,” “Full Body Chills,” Supernatural,” “Precedent,” and more. She is also the co-creator of the audiochuck podcast network which produces “Crime Junkie.”
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