29 Jun 2019

'True Crime New Zealand': DIY show scales NZ's podcast charts

From The Podcast Hour, 12:40 pm on 29 June 2019
True Crime New Zealand show logo

True Crime New Zealand show logo Photo: Supplied

A new locally produced true crime show- made by a husband and wife team in their spare time- has been rising up the New Zealand podcast charts to appear alongside big names like Joe Rogan, Stuff You Should Know, and The Daily.

We speak to Sirius Rust (not his real name) who thought that success would be getting just a few listeners. The other interesting thing's the way the show's been responding to its sometimes less than flattering reviews.

We play short excerpts from True Crime New Zealand episodes featuring the stories of Minnie Dean, and the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder. And if the style sounds a little bit familiar, it's been inspired by another show we've featured on The Podcast Hour before; Casefile- a true crime show narrated by a deadpan, almost monotone, Australian narrator who keeps his true identity secret.