A Week Off

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Hi everyone. Just a heads up that we will be taking a week off so there will not be an episode released next Wednesday, October 24th. Our next episode will be released on Sunday 28th October, for those of you that have early access on patreon ($3), or Wednesday 31st October for everyone else.

Have a great week.

Benjamin and Rosie x

Valentines Day Gifts For The True Crime Obsessed

 Gin, Netflix true crime documentaries and chill

Gin, Netflix true crime documentaries and chill

 Make sure the scene is properly handled after you've been killed for buying the wrong gift.

Make sure the scene is properly handled after you've been killed for buying the wrong gift.

 Keep classy and slightly gothic with this sterling silver crystal skull necklace.

Keep classy and slightly gothic with this sterling silver crystal skull necklace.

 A true crime museum night tour for two for twenty pounds in Hastings

A true crime museum night tour for two for twenty pounds in Hastings

 For their light side some roses for their dark side a gun for their insides chocolate.

For their light side some roses for their dark side a gun for their insides chocolate.

 Download the app with 19 crimes wines and see the story come to life.The wine is pretty impressive too.

Download the app with 19 crimes wines and see the story come to life.The wine is pretty impressive too.

 A subtle and pretty piece of true crime geekery DNA earrings

A subtle and pretty piece of true crime geekery DNA earrings

 ...you read this mug in a Scottish accent.

...you read this mug in a Scottish accent.

 Guilty as charged 

Guilty as charged 

 Cats and crime our favourite combo

Cats and crime our favourite combo

 A must for fans of Criminal.Listen to episode 73 Carry A. Nation to get the reference.

A must for fans of Criminal.Listen to episode 73 Carry A. Nation to get the reference.

 A great gift for a friend with a nasty ex voodoo pin cushion

A great gift for a friend with a nasty ex voodoo pin cushion

 A fascinating book for any armchair forensic scientist.

A fascinating book for any armchair forensic scientist.

 Get a little spoon for your big spoon

Get a little spoon for your big spoon

 Atomical heart candle.Tea lights won't do.

Atomical heart candle.Tea lights won't do.

 Gift of vodka,you can't go wrong.

Gift of vodka,you can't go wrong.

Lovies 2017

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Last year we won Bronze in the best entertainment category at the Lovie Awards.

The plaque arrived today and is taking pride of place on our mantelpiece.

Thank you all so much for your support in helping us get this far. 

Benjamin and Rosie. 

The Minds Of Madness Interview

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I was recently interviewed alongside a number of other extremely talented podcasters for the latest episode of The Minds of Madness.

It’s the first audio interview I’ve ever done, so was a bit nervous, but I’d recommend checking it out as it’s great to hear from so many talented individuals in one episode.

Thanks for listening, and big thanks for The Minds of Madness for allowing me to be on their show - Benjamin.

https://audioboom.com/posts/6563500-episode-21-a-christmas-miracle

Thank You

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Rosanna and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to listen to the show and share it via social media. We have been lucky enough to climb to the top of the UK iTunes chart for the second time and this is because of the support you have shown us. We are incredibly grateful. Thank you all so much - Benjamin. 

Patreon Donation Changes

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As creators of content shared via Patreon we recently received a communication that they will be changing the way they charge for a donation.

This change essentially means that those kind enough to donate to creators through the platform are going to be charged more for the privilege.

These changes are not something we agree with and would have gladly absorbed our end.

We were told ‘A new service fee of 2.9% + $0.35 will be paid by patrons for each individual pledge starting on December 18th.’

We completely understand if you decide to lower your donation or remove it completely.

Thank you all for the support you have given the podcast. It means a lot.

Benjamin and Rosie.

Lovie Awards

Hey everyone.

This week is turning out to be a pretty good week. I'm expecting a piano to fall from the sky at any minute!

To make our one year podcast anniversary even better, we've been shortlisted for a Lovie award. Everyone nominated also goes up for a public vote award. We know we are up against awesomeness such as my Dad Wrote A Porno and The Guilty Feminist, but you cant win the race unless you enter. So if you could give us a hand by voting and or sharing, we would really appreciate it!

Here's the link: https://vote.lovieawards.eu/PublicVoting#/2017/mobile-sites-apps-podcasts/podcasts/podcasts-entertainment

Rosie.

Meet Up

Hi everyone.

LONDON MEET UP

We will be attending a true crime podcast meet up in London at The Admiralty pub on Saturday, September 30th.

The event is being organised by some wonderfully dedicated true crime fans and there will also be a number of other hugely talented true crime podcasters in attendance.

You can join a facebook group for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/612876758917713/

If you can attend, it would be nice to meet some friendly faces.

Benjamin and Rosie.

Changes to Our Patreon Donation Tiers

Hi everyone,

We hope this message finds you well?

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We are always looking for ways to get the episodes we produce into the hands of as many people as possible, and this means we've been looking at different ways to make this happen. 

We work hard on the Patreon mini-bonus episodes and would love to get future mini-episodes heard by a larger audience.

This means, while we will be continuing to produce a bonus mini-episode every month, these episodes, which were Patreon exclusives, will be added to our public feed as well.

To make things simpler, we will also be removing the $5, $10 and $25 tiers from our Patreon page and replacing them with just two. $1 a month will be a level to support the show, and $3 will grant you early ad free access to all episodes.

If you are kind enough to currently donate at any tier above the $3 level, changing your pledge to $3 will grant you access to all episodes, ad free, including one mini-episode a month which will likely be released around a week before it appears on our public feed.

For those of you that have been donating at the $10 / $25 level, we will get in touch through Patreon to discuss options for T-shirts.

The six Patreon exclusive episodes we have previously produced will not be added to the public feed and will remain Patreon only exclusives.

We always welcome feedback, and we hope you understand our decision.

Thank you all for your support.

Benjamin and Rosie.

Five million and counting...

Hey everyone,

5-million

We have just been taking a look at the podcast download stats before we start Season 2 and earlier this morning we hit the five million mark for our 1st season.

The show wouldn't have got anywhere near this amount of downloads if wasn't for listeners sharing the show either via social media or word of mouth so massive thanks to each and every one of you for spreading the word. 

We both hope you enjoy the new season. 

Benjamin and Rosie.

Acast

Hey everyone,

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Hope you are keeping well? Just to give you a heads up, we have recently joined the Acast family so please bear with us if you run into any technical problems over the next days, as we are just in the throws of porting the show over.

Thanks for your patience.

Benjamin.

Music featured in Season 1

Hi All,

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I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I’ve finally put together a comprehensive list of all the music featured in Season 1 along with individual links where you can purchase each of the tracks. If the song in question isn’t available to buy I have added a link to either the musician's website or their social media page:

Episode 1

Episode 2

  • Sunset by Kai Engel [Bandcamp
  • Wake Up! by Kai Engel [Bandcamp]
  • Mario Bava Sleeps In a Little Later Than He Expected To by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp]
  • Remedy for Melancholy by Kai Engel [Bandcamp]

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

  • Realness by Kai Engel [Bandcamp
  • John Stockton Slow Drag by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp
  • That Hopeful Future Is All I’ve Ever Known by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp
  • That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp
  • Cylinder Six by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp]
  • Even when we fall by Philipp Weigl [Bandcamp]

Episode 7

  • IA 010 by Andrew Sacco [Twitter]
  • IA 013 by Andrew Sacco
  • IA 012 by Andrew Sacco
  • IA 08 by Andrew Sacco
  • IA 05 by Andrew Sacco

Episode 8

  • Somewhere Becoming Rain by Redpoint [Bandcamp
  • I Remember Godmanstone by Redpoint [Bandcamp]
  • Sentinel by Redpoint [iTunes] [Bandcamp]
  • Eating And Growing by Redpoint [Bandcamp]

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11 and 12

  • When You Leave by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]
  • Fog by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]
  • Closer To You by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]
  • Train by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]
  • Waves by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]

Episode 13

Episode 14

Episode 15 and 16

  • Now You Are Here by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]
  • Labyrinth by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]
  • Cylinder Two by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp]
  • Cylinder Eight by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp]
  • What True Self? Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp]
  • Cylinder Four by Chris Zabriskie [Bandcamp]
  • Crystal Echoes by Sergey Cheremisinov [Bandcamp]

Episode 17

Episode 18 and 19

Thanks.

Benjamin.

British Podcast Awards

Hello everyone,

The British Podcast Awards launched in February, hoping to discover the breakout hits that rival the most talked-about podcast of recent years.

As we have thrown our hat into the ring, if you get a moment please could you be so kind to vote for us under the Listener Choice Award.

https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/

The competition closes at 23:59 on April 14th, 2017.

Thank you for all your kind words and messages of support.

Benjamin