…Los Angeles Times award-winning journalist Christopher Goffard, who captivated millions in 2017 with Dirty John, has a new podcast series debuting today. It is based on a series of women who began disappearing from the streets of Orange County in 2013. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, the only woman on the Anaheim police department’s homicide squad learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women. The five-part podcast Detective Trapp follows investigator Julissa Trapp as she embarks on a case that would consume her for years. Like Dirty John, it’s a co-production of the LA Times and Wondery.
…The podcast hosting company Blubrry is expanding into the post-production business. The company is taking applications from podcasters who would like to turn over production duties to Blubrry’s team. There are 50 slots for its “auto pilot” package and just 15 slots for a more complete tier. Any user would also need to be subscribed to a “professional level” package to become eligible for pro-production services. “I’m confident, these pro-packages are the ultimate solution to help our podcasters get their valuable time back so they can focus on creating their best content and prevent pod-fade,” CEO Todd Cochrane said.
…The music streaming service Deezer has been moving into the podcast space and now it hopes to capture more Spanish-speakers. The company has teamed up with the Miami-based digital ad agency The Story Room on a marketing campaign targeting Hispanics. The theme is “together we make magic.” The Drum reports the video ads will be in both Spanish and English and run in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. The Paris-based Deezer this month created a dedicated hub for non-music audio content like podcasts on its app.
…Legendary Canadian hockey announcer Don Cherry is launching a podcast following his firing for making comments viewed as anti-immigrant. The podcast will be called Don Cherry’s Grapevine, which is the same name of his TV show that ran from 1982 to 1993. The Toronto Sun reports the 85-year old sports commentator’s grandson will be his co-host. Cherry uses his first episode to address his firing.