Ashley Flowers, host of the hit Crime Junkie podcast and founder and CEO of the Audiochuck Podcast Network, has announced a new slate of shows for her independent podcast network. The roster includes a mix of new and returning shows.
The list includes:
CounterClock: Produced by Flowers and hosted by investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra, the just-launched season two will focus on the 1990 murder of Stacey Stanton. Authorities consider this case closed, but many in town, including Stacey’s family, believe the wrong man was convicted due to racial bias.
Full Body Chills: Produced and hosted by Flowers, Full Body Chills is inspired by spooky stories told around the campfire. Season two will feature new episodes, narrated by Flowers with the help of voice actors to add a fun twist — many of the stories were written and submitted by fans. It launches in October.
Red Collar: Each week host Catherine Townsend will share a new story with listeners of a time when white-collar crime turned deadly. It is a new unscripted series.
O.C. Swingers: Justine Harman will write and host the 10-part series about the ongoing case against Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon (and former Bravo reality star) Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend, substitute teacher Cerissa Riley. When the news broke in September 2018, the world gawked at the unlikely — and seemingly squeaky clean — criminals. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas suggested there was video evidence that the handsome pair drugged and raped over one thousand women. And when an unsealed search warrant resulted in a haul that included unlawful guns, drugs and cash, the two were characterized as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. The new series is slated to debut in the first quarter of 2021.
Dark Arenas: For this interview-based podcast, journalist Delia D’Ambra will interview professionals who work in some of the most interesting fields related to crime-solving. It is scheduled to debut early next year.
Flowers launched Audiochuck to leverage the success of three-year-old Crime Junkie. The studio currently has about 31 million monthly listeners, with the biggest portion coming from Crime Junkie fans. It also nabbed new success over the summer with the launch of Park Predators, a podcast that recounts some of the most horrific and mystifying true-crime events that have occurred in and around national parks and forest lands.
“I’m so excited to bring our amazing Crime Junkies even more great content under the Audiochuck banner,” Flowers said in a statement. “Our growing team has been working non-stop to create original content and to partner with other amazing creators, and we are incredibly excited about what the next year will bring.”
As part of Audiochuck’s growth plans, the company has signed a first-look deal with AdLarge’s Cabana to produce four original shows together over the next two years, including CounterClock.