Hi and welcome Murder Diaries Podcast! Will you first introduce who is behind the podcast? Tell us a little more about how you first got into the podcast world?
P: Hi! I’m Paige, Co-host and Co-creator of the Murder Diaries podcast. I found true crime at an early age growing up in the 90s with shows like Unsolved Mysteries, America’s Most Wanted, and Rescue 911. Not to mention the tragic case of Jon Benet and the televised OJ Simpson trial. As an adult my interest in true crime and heart for the cause of ending violence against women only grew. I have a background in psychology and public service that only fuels this drive. A fun fact about me would be that I come from a large family. My mom is one of 9 children, and my dad one of 4. I have many amazing Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, along with my 3 siblings. I became an Aunt at a young age, and hold that title with pride. Between both my husband’s side of the family and mine, we have 13 nieces and nephews!
N: Natalie here; I’m the other half of The Murder Diaries. True crime found me early on in life, too. My aunt’s friend, Linda, was murdered in 1995. I distinctly remember her helping search for Linda, going to the funeral, and attending court proceedings. However, I didn’t learn all the details until I was older. Then I started reading true crime books and researching cases on my own. I needed to know why— why do people kill, and why are the victims disproportionately women. As I’ve gotten older, those whys have turned into another question: how can I share these stories while honoring the lives of the victims? Storytelling has always been a major facet of my life. I worked on a soap opera for years, co-created (co-wrote/produced/directed) a web series, and sold short stories for a living, but it wasn’t until Sarah Koenig released Serial that I realized I could use my skills as a writer to bring awareness to those in need of justice.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Neither of us had a background in podcasting, but we knew we had to start our own because we constantly discussed true crime stories with each other and shared a drive to give light to the stories and voices of the victims. Thus, The Murder Diaries was born.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration and where do you find motivation when things get rough?
Sarah Turney continues to inspire us every single day! We were fortunate enough to meet her a year into our podcasting journey, and that experience has helped shape how we discuss the cases we cover on The Murder Diaries today!
Is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to each of you?
N: Timing is everything.
P: “Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.” – RBG
What would you say to aspiring podcasters in the industry wanting to get started?
What we love about podcasting is that there is room for everyone who wants to share their voice. First and foremost, we owe so much of our success to our dedicated listeners who listen and show love to The Murder Diaries every week. Without their support we would not be where we are today with the podcast. With that, our success comes from consistency and perseverance every week. We always aim for the highest quality in every episode we produce. It is an honor to be able to tell the stories of these victims, and we want to make sure we do right by them and their families.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
We have a couple projects under wraps right now, but can’t wait to launch them when the time is right!
What is the best way to keep up with what you have going on and check out the podcast?
You can find The Murder Diaries on all podcast platforms. Spotify, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora… you name it!
Tik Tok: @Themurderdiariespod;
Our website: TheMurderdiariespodcast.com
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