Always Time for True Crime
To say Quarantine and social distancing measures have been challenging over the past 8 weeks may be an understatement. I didn’t even realize how long I wore the same pants until I saw a mustard stain..I hadn’t had mustard for five days. But if there is a silver lining, it’s the amount time I have to get caught up on all of the great podcasts out there. Not only have I been able to catch up on all of my favorites, but also have discovered some awesome new podcasts.
True-crime podcasts is flush with new podcasts spanning across all genres from comedy, investigative, and narrative. In just a few “short months” (depending on how you are handling the quarantine), Always Time for True Crime has grown into one of the most popular shows in 2020. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, every week Julia tactfully guides listeners through crimes ranging from murders to missing person cases. Her inspiration for her podcast could be demonstrated in the first episode featuring a case which occurred in her hometown of Markham, Ontario.
One of the major factors playing into Always Time for True Crime’s growth is it’s “bingability.” Julia presents her case material in a very concise and direct manner. Given that episodes are typically 25-30 minutes, Julia moves quickly through the material, but not to confuse the listener. What’s even more enjoyable than the pace of the podcast is that Julia takes time throughout the episode to debrief with the listener and add some of her personal commentaries. Listeners love her insights into the case, and she includes media coverage of the cases in the podcast. Listeners can expect to explore a wide variety of crimes that seem to always leave you with more questions.
Missing kids at national parks, newly wed murders and a mystery of a Canadian family are some of the topics to expect. Was the family murdered in a robbery gone wrong, or was there something more sinister at play? With a combination of interesting case files, an endearing host, and quick “bingable” episodes – this makes for the perfect quarantining podcast. Let us know what you think!