Podcasts play a vital role in today’s media. Think about the voices they empower, and the social impact they can have. And every podcast is led by a host whose life experience shines through in the stories they tell. But what have these podcasters been doing until now? What drove them to make a change? Every podcaster has their own story and this is our chance to hear them. From Tenderfoot TV and Resonate Recordings, this is Turned Podcaster, a narrative style podcast that provides today’s most iconic hosts a platform to tell their own stories.
Dennis Cooper, Culpable
Dennis Cooper has always had a deep interest in both writing and true crime. For a long time these were interests on the side and had no bearing on his career. In many ways, he was just an average guy. But when he was given the opportunity to tell the story of Christian Andreacchio, who died at just 21 years old in Meridian, Mississippi, Dennis’ interests aligned and empowered him to create the podcast Culpable. Dennis knows that even a bucket list dream can become a reality. Listen to hear Dennis’ full journey of becoming an average guy turned podcaster.
Neil Strauss, To Live and Die in L.A.
Neil Strauss is an award-winning journalist and writer who’s written articles for Rolling Stone and The New York Times, and also written multiple bestsellers. For most of his career he’s documented the lives and accomplishments of people the world knows well. But he ventured from pen and paper to microphone to tell the stories of those the world has not gotten to know through his podcast To Live and Die in LA. Listen to hear Neil’s full journey of becoming a writer turned podcaster.
Shapearl Wells + Alison Flowers, Somebody
Shapearl Wells was a mother and activist focused on making a difference in her home and community. But when she lost her son to homicide in 2016 just feet from a Chicago police station, she felt compelled to uncover what really happened. Alison Flowers is an investigative journalist with the Invisible Institute who joined Shapearl to find the truth. Their journey was documented in the award winning podcast Somebody, which considered what really happened and how Courtney’s tragic death has a bigger message for our world today. Listen to hear Shapearl and Alison’s full journey of turning podcaster.
Ben Kuebrich, Algorithm
Ben Kuebrich is a scientist both by passion and training. But he’s always been willing to try new things. This led him to branch out and become a journalist and ultimately, a podcaster. Ben’s love for science and storytelling led him to create the podcast Algorithm, which documented how data science can impact the tragedies we see in the world around us. Listen to hear Ben’s full journey of becoming a scientist turned podcaster. Exclusive now on Tenderfoot+ and check out the other benefits for subscribers on our Tenderfoot+ channel.
Tony Harris, Monster: DC Sniper
Tony Harris is a well-known name in broadcast media. He’s spent time in both radio and television, most notably his time as an anchor on CNN. But Tony left broadcast media and embraced podcasting to tell a familiar story in a new way through the podcast Monster: DC Sniper. Tony knows our voices are powerful, which led him to see the power of this new medium. Listen to hear Tony’s full journey of becoming a journalist turned podcaster. Exclusive now on Tenderfoot+ and check out the other benefits for subscribers on our Tenderfoot+ channel.
Payne Lindsey, Up and Vanished
Payne Lindsey is best known for his podcast Up and Vanished, which documented the disappearance of Georgia beauty queen, Tara Grinstead. It’s a podcast that gained momentum after Tara’s cold case was finally cracked. Payne’s passion for storytelling is what inspired the podcast. But before all of that he had other aspirations to be in both music and filmmaking. Listen to hear Payne’s full journey of becoming a filmmaker turned podcaster. Exclusive now on Tenderfoot+ and check out the other benefits for subscribers on our Tenderfoot+ channel.
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I love this show! It’s so great to actually get to know the person behind the true crime voice. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️