INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY INTRODUCES "WHAT THE CRIME?!," A NEW PODCAST EXAMINING THE WONDERFULLY WEIRD SIDE OF CRIME
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Do you often find yourself trolling the outrageous crime headlines of the day, wondering why all of the craziest offenses seem to happen in Florida? Are you flabbergasted by people who brag about their criminal activities on Facebook? Better yet, have you ever wondered how on earth is it logistically possible for a woman to carry a loaded gun in her nether regions? Well, the wait is over, crime fans. Get your shocking stories on the go with WHAT THE CRIME?!, Investigation Discovery's weekly podcast that examines the WHY behind the most bizarre topics in the criminal world. Hosted by Ami Angelowicz, editor-in-chief of Investigation Discovery's news blog CrimeFeed.com, and digital media veteran and podcast personality Will Johnson, WHAT THE CRIME?! unpacks the unknown behind the most obscure, outrageous, and sometimes slightly offensive crime phenomena.
Through interviews with experts and additional reporting from CrimeFeed correspondents Emily Kaiser and Barry Blitch, ID's WHAT THE CRIME?! podcast weaves together the trends, examines the laws, and analyzes the arresting impact on pop culture to explore the weirder, wilder and more "WTF" side of crime. Your weekly fix of WHAT THE CRIME?! launches today, Thursday, November 19 for a six-episode run, with future 30-minute installments released every Thursday over the course of six weeks on iTunes.
"With CrimeFeed.com's increasing popularity as one of the top destinations for crime news of the day, we want to offer our insatiable ID Addicts the audio equivalent so that they are now able to watch, read and listen to get their fix," said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. "As we explore digital extensions for the ID brand, we are excited to introduce the WHAT THE CRIME?! podcast as a way to explore some of the more outrageous headlines in the news today."
WHAT THE CRIME?! joins Investigation Discovery's successful slate of original podcasts including: DETECTIVE, featuring the raw and real first-hand accounts of a detective's case files, with the first season profiling ID's resident Homicide Hunter, Lt. Joe Kenda; CRIMEFEED, covering shocking stories ripped from the headlines, hosted by defense attorney Darren Kavinoky and prosecutor Loni Coombs; MIND OF A MURDERER, hosted by Dr. Michelle Ward; and FACING EVIL WITH CANDICE DELONG.
A complete rundown of the six topics explored in the first season of WHAT THE CRIME?! include:
Episode 1: Really, Florida?
Releases on iTunes on Thursday, November 19
Have you ever wondered why Florida is the motherland for weird crime? Find out in the premiere episode of WHAT THE CRIME!?
Episode 2: Hangry
Releases on iTunes on Thursday, November 26
This episode examines if low blood sugar is really a catalyst for criminal activity. Then, we address the reality of hunger facing nearly 50 million Americans, and provide information on how listeners can help this Thanksgiving Day.
Episode 3: Hidden In Vaginas
Releases on iTunes on Thursday, December 3
Many female suspects have been caught stashing drugs, guns and more in their vaginas. What's up down there?
Episode 4: When Suspects Turn Themselves in on Facebook
Releases on iTunes on Thursday, December 10
We wrap our heads around the trend of people confessing to criminal activity on social media.
Episode 5: See Something, Say Something?
Releases on iTunes on Thursday, December 17
In light of recent terrorist attacks, we revisit the slogan to find out what it really means.
Serving Crime 24/7
Releases on iTunes on Thursday, December 24
With last minute holiday shopping on the horizon, the finale of WHAT THE CRIME?! explores how "wholesome" retail chains become hotbeds for crime.
Ami Angelowicz is a crime junkie and self-proclaimed GIF aficionado with a passion for all the detritus the Internet has to offer. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts, she began her career as a web writer and editor at The Frisky. Her work has appeared on CNN.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, USA Today, The Huffington Post and TED-Ed. She is proud to say she was an ID Addict long before coming on board as ID's Digital Director and Editor-In-Chief of CrimeFeed. After all this time, she still finds herself in awe of Florida crime headlines.
Will Johnson has been running around the Internet for most of his adult life. Well, ever since the Internet became a thing. For 15 years, Will worked at Discovery Communications spreading the thrill and magic of Discovery content across the web. Along the way, he was able to travel to Alaska and interview the captains of "Deadliest Catch," interview Bear Grylls on Discovery's rooftop garden, host the 2014 "Puppy Bowl" pre-game show, host Discovery's longest-running news and science audio podcast and much, much more.
Emily Kaiser is a true crime addict, dog lover, movie enthusiast and self-proclaimed artist. After graduating from The George Washington University, Emily began a career in media, working with several television networks and movie studios before joining Investigation Discovery's digital team. As part of her role at ID, she manages social media for the network and its CrimeFeed blog. Her work curating crime content on ID has solidified her belief that dogs are much nicer than people.
Barry Blitch is project manager of digital and social media for Investigation Discovery and CrimeFeed. She began working at Discovery after receiving a Master's degree from Georgetown University with an interdisciplinary focus in Communication, Culture, and Technology. When she's not watching true crime shows and being an amateur investigator, Barry enjoys road trips and antique shops.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to nearly 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.