One thing Crime Junkie is not lacking in is passion. Hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit do in fact, represent the name of the podcast very well. Crime Junkie finds a great synergy between storytelling, investigative, and discussion. The episodes are very efficient and will keep you interested the whole way through.
As previously mentioned, Ashley Flowers is a self-proclaimed true crime junkie, who lives and breathes each case that is covered. She even supports these investigations as a member of the board of directors for the Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. Her cohost, Brit, also has a substantial background in fandom and has even worked for a private investigator. They are upfront in marketing that they aren’t experts – but you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference (at least I can’t).
Needless to say, their background creates for well-researched material and thought-provoking discussions. Their material is a variety of some cases you may have heard of and some that are lesser known. Sometimes the episodes themselves can feel flat, however, the brevity makes up for any long-winded moments. The production is good, with soundscapes being played through each episode, although it is sometimes unneeded. Overall, it’s a solid true crime listen done by 2 fans that truly enjoy the art of true crime storytelling.
- Episode 6: Murdered, Karina Holmer
- Episode 20: Adnand, What Serial Didn’t Tell You