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Podwrecked is about exploring the ebb and flow of the podcast industry. Join your hosts Tim Brien (@kdoi_podcasting) and Kyle Bondo (@merchantsofdirt) as they navigate the uncharted dangers of podcast news and guide you through the wasteland of podcast failure to safer harbors. What you learn could save your podcast!

Jan 14, 2019

Ep.8 - How True is True in True Crime podcasting?

Tim and Kyle explore the claim that podcasting has sparked a new Golden Age of investigative journalism and do their own investigation into ethical storytelling standards.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle explore the rise in True Crime podcasts
  • They start asking the question, "What is the difference between a journalist, reporter, commentator, and a podcaster?"
  • Then comes the thinking behind how and why podcasters need the same ethical education and standards as journalists.

What did we learn?

  • Podcasters should take a serious look at Ethical Storytelling and Reporting standards
  • Anyone producing a podcast about news, true crime, or non-fiction should obtain press credentials
  • We think that True Crime podcasters should start networking themselves together for safety and credibility.

Additional Reading:

Trend Forecaster:


  • "Truth is stranger than fiction. It has to be! Fiction has to be possible and truth doesn’t!" -- Mark Twain
  • "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." -- Mark Twain

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