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Host of Casefile

Casefile True Crime

Casefile True Crime 💠 launched in September, 2016, and has since gone on to release episodes covering almost a hundred cases, from the Wanda Beach Murders to the most recent exploration into the darknet market, Silk Road. Backed by the prophetic tagline, that fact is scarier than fiction, the show has built a legion of fans across the globe.

The host of Casefile will be live on Mar 14 starting at 8pm ET for one and a half hours to answer as many questions as possible. Feel free to start asking questions any time in the lead-up to the AMA.

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Jess asked this question 8 months ago

Casey, being anonymous must have its perks. Do you follow any of the Casefile groups or forums, and lurk the comments and conversations we post? If so, do you ever interact with us or share your opinion without us ever being the wiser?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Jess.

No I don’t haha. I will get screen shots occasionally sent to me from Anna or Mike about different convo’s going on there. But I dont lurk the page or comments.

Tom Slack Staff asked this question 8 months ago

It’s so great to have you on! I’m interested to know if there was a particular case that drew you into the true crime genre?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Tom.

Helter Skelter was one of the first try crime books I ever read. The Blue murder TV mini series about corruption and Sydney’s underbelly in the 80’s was another. I read all the books I could get on that subject after I saw the mini series.

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Tom.

Helter Skelter was one of the first try crime books I ever read. The Blue murder TV mini series about corruption and Sydney’s underbelly in the 80’s was another. I read all the books I could get on that subject after I saw the mini series.

Tom Slack Staff asked this question 8 months ago

And, of the cases you’ve covered, has there been one that’s stuck with you the most, and why?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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All of them do in some way. Especially the unsolved ones. The original night stalker is probably the one that had the most effect, as I remember specifically double checking my locks while working on that series.

Megan asked this question 8 months ago

When you meet people in the street or in public do you tell them you host a podcast? How do you stay anonymous so well?!

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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No not at all. I dont think anyone really cares who I am, at the end of the day it’s about the content of the show. Hopefully people continue to respect that.

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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I forgot to say Hi. How rude. Hi Megan 🙂

Dave asked this question 8 months ago

Obviously a lot of work goes in to each case by a worldwide team. What has been the most challenging case to put together?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Dave. The multi part episodes are the most time consuming. Silk Road took an insane amount of hours. EAR/ONS as well. All of the multi parters really. A lot of work goes into not just the writing planning, but the production as well.

Willeen asked this question 8 months ago

What was your plan for Casefile when he started it? Do you feel obliged to keep it going because of it’s popularity?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Willeen. The plan was just to do a few episodes to occupy my time while I was recovering from an injury. I never expected to get anything close to what it is today. The original goal was actually to try and get to 100 listens per episode. I wouldn’t say I feel obliged as such, but if people continue to listen I’ll keep going.

Willeen asked this question 8 months ago

What was your plan for Casefile when he started it? Do you feel obliged to keep it going because of it’s popularity?

April Danford asked this question 8 months ago

What criteria do you use to help you determine which cases you’ll cover?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi April, this one is a hard to explain. There is no set criteria, nothing specific I look for, but when I look at a case I just know. I really cant explain it any better then that. It’s pretty much just a gut feeling.

April Danford asked this question 8 months ago

Have you heard of/do you have plans to cover the Missy Bevers case? Midlothian, Texas, USA. She died 4/18/2016.

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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I haven’t heard of it before, but I will note it down to check.

Joe asked this question 8 months ago

Hey I am a huge fan. My question is: Do you write out a script for each episode? If so, do you ever deviate from the script?

Thanks for all the content you put out, in my opinion you are the best podcast in your genre!

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Joe, thank you, very much appreciated.

Yes there is a script written for each episode. I do usually deviate every episode – but nothing major. So I wont suddenly go on long off the cuff commentary. But re wording sentences/paragraphs – changing words – adding better descriptions – changing things up so it read slightly better etc etc is quite common. No matter how many read throughs and practise runs I do, I usually always find something when it comes to recording time. I guess

Nicole asked this question 8 months ago

*fangirl swooning* is there a case you want to tell that you’re still hesitating over? Why. … and bonus what is it?
Much much love

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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I really wanted to do the WM3 – but I hesitate because its been saturated at this point. Plus Ive been out of the loop with that case for many years…then again, that could be a good thing. Id be pretty much starting from scratch with no bias/agenda. Who knows – maybe, one day.

Emma asked this question 8 months ago

Hi Casey and Team! What has been the most disturbing/scariest case that you’ve covered so far and do you ever get scared by your own narration when you listen to it back?

P.S keep up the great work on the podcast, it’s awesome!

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Emma. Id say East Are Rapist/Original Night Stalker AKA The golden state killer. As that one made me physically check my locks while we were doing it. But a lot of them (most of them) have disturbed me.
The only thing that scares me about my narration is hearing the sound of my own voice. Can’t stand it. So while I’m recording the actual narration I will play back parts – just to check Ive said things right (although some errors do get missed….) but once Ive recorded the narration Im done. I don’t listen to the finished, produced episode.

Aaron H asked this question 8 months ago

Would you ever be interested in doing a Casefile tv series? Or would you prefer to just stick to podcasting?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Gday Aron, I’m definitely open to the idea – if it was the right type of thing. Obviously no on camera work 🙂
But its not something im chasing. The podcast is the focus.

Kate Slack asked this question 8 months ago

After all of the cases you’ve examined, do you still believe in the jury system?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Kate… Yes. But I do scratch my head sometimes.

Kate Slack asked this question 8 months ago

Your research is always thorough, where do you start?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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As simply as I can put it – start at the start.
It will obviously depend on the case. Some cases Ive been 99% reliant on people involved in the case as there is very little else out there. Other cases have countless books, doco’s, websites etc. So its entirely case dependant.

Poppie asked this question 8 months ago

How did you choose the creepy AF music for the podcast?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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The music is done by our producer Mike Migas, and our composer Andrew Joslyn. I actually have zero input – other then choosing Mike and Andrew. Music is their domain, so I get out of their way 🙂

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Poppie 🙂

Rebecca asked this question 8 months ago

Has anybody recognised your voice out in public? I feel like if I heard you ordering a coffee I’d be right onto it. Detective Bec.

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Rebecca, no that’s never happened thankfully!

Rebecca asked this question 8 months ago

Do you like Bruno Mars?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Not my style of tunes no, but obviously very talented.

Yana asked this question 8 months ago

Ever since I started listening to the podcast, I’ve found myself becoming a lot more vigilant in everyday life e.g. remembering number plates, checking the time when I hear a suspicious sound. Have you (or anyone from the team) found yourself doing the same?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Yana, no nothing like that…that Im aware of anyway. Although I did check my locks while doing the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker series.

Tanisha asked this question 8 months ago

Why did you decide to be anonymous? Do you ever plan on making yourself known?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Tanisha, I prefer the sidelines. Plus I don’t feel our style of show should be about a host/hosts. Im just a voice that tells the story.

Tanisha asked this question 8 months ago

Why did you decide to be anonymous? Do you ever plan on making yourself known?

Meredith asked this question 8 months ago

Hello! I am interested to know if there’s been any response by law enforcement to your podcast, either supportive or other–and related, so you ever hear from friends and family members of victims or perpetrators? Thanks for a great podcast.

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Meredith. Law enforcement who have cooperated with episodes, Eric Coy being the most recent, have always provided positive feedback which is great.
Never anything negative. Yet.
We have been contacted by several people regarding different cases – we always forward those on to the relevant LE agency. I have spoken to family and others related to cases as well – before and after episodes.

Meredith asked this question 8 months ago

Hello! I am interested to know if there’s been any response by law enforcement to your podcast, either supportive or other–and related, so you ever hear from friends and family members of victims or perpetrators? Thanks for a great podcast.

Richard Ivey asked this question 8 months ago

Thanks for such a great podcast. It’s always outstanding. After covering so many different crimes, which method would you use if you had to pull off a “perfect murder?” Have the shows taught you methods to avoid?

Zac Lazarac asked this question 8 months ago

I am also fan girling! l love your podcast, it is the podcast that got me into listening to podcasts in general!! My questions is, out of all the cases, which one has stuck with you the most? the one you to this day still think about and reflect on what happened!

Thanks 🙂 Zac

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Zac, thankyou. They all do. Especially the unsolved ones. I never really do a case and forget about it. I still keep an eye on the unsolved cases we’ve covered. looking for updates, new info etc. The one that has blown my mind the most is probably East Area Rapit/Original Night Stalker – simply due to the magnitude of it.

Zac Lazarac asked this question 8 months ago

Also, Do you have any interest in interviewing the criminals that have been caught in the cases you have covered? asking them why and if their version of events contradicts the evidence that convicted them!

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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If that opportunity ever presented itself – yes for sure I would.

Tash Kiely asked this question 8 months ago

Hi there

I was wondering if you ever get any backlash from family / friends / police after covering controversial cases? thanks

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Tash. Not from Law Enforcement, no. We have had a few not so positive interactions from people involved in cases. Never victims though.

Tash Kiely asked this question 8 months ago

Also how many people in your team?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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On the show itself, the writers are Anna, Milly and Vicky. Mike produces and does music. Andrew does music.

Zoe Pike asked this question 8 months ago

Do u ever feel u r profiting from people’s misery?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Zoe. I can understand your question. It is obviously an extremely sensitive genre. What we aim to do is give a factual account and show the upmost respect for those involved and those left behind.

Tracy Smith asked this question 8 months ago

I have listened from the early days when you were stumbling over & mis-pronouncing many words – which, by the way, did not take away from your show at all & your fans found endearing! How have you improved your “public speaking voice?”

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Tracy, Just with practise. Doing more episodes helps. Making sure I do more practise read throughs before recording. But mistakes still get made…

Tracy Smith asked this question 8 months ago

You have covered everything from serial rape to internet crime. What captures Mr Casefile’s attention & says to you, “this is a “Casefile Case?”

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Its pretty much just a gut feeling. There is no set criteria, nothing specific I look for, but when I look at a case I just know. I really cant explain it any better then that.

Elspeth H asked this question 8 months ago

Huge fan of the podcast, although sometimes it’s TOO good and I get REALLY scared lol! I have a couple of questions for you!:

– Is this your first time doing voice over work? Have you done other kinds of voice over work in the past? I’m an aspiring voice over actor and your voice and unique style are incredibly inspiring!

-I think it’s really awesome that you are anonymous, do you think you will ever reveal your identity? (No pressure though!)

-Do you have a particular story in mind that you have yet to cover that you are looking forward to covering?

-How far in advance do you pick which stories to cover? Is there any particular order to the selection process?

-If you had to pick a “favorite” story that you’ve done, one that really drew you in, which would it be and why?

Thank you for making such an excellent podcast, keep up the great work!

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Elspeth,
– Yes first time. Never done anything like it. Than k you very much, although there are plenty of people who will disagree with you 🙂
– I don’t think so. But can never say never I guess.
– There are so many I wouldn’t know where to begin.
– This varies. At the moment we know where we are at until May. Sometimes we barely know what we are doing a few weeks in advance. It ebbs and flows. There is no criteria to selection process. Nothing specific I look for, but when I look at a case I just know. I really cant explain it any better then that. It’s pretty much just a gut feeling
– I cant say I really have a ‘favourite’. They all draw me in. I do my best with all of them.

Tracy Smith asked this question 8 months ago

I was absolutely gripped with the Danial Morcombe episode, and can actually rememember what I was doing when I listened to it. The EAR series was also unforgettable. What is YOUR absolute favourite case you’ve covered?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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I cant say I really have a ‘favourite’. They all draw me in. I do my best with all of them.

Em Flanders asked this question 8 months ago

Hey! How’d you like the US when you visited?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Em. I loved it. Will definitely go back.

Gary Graham asked this question 8 months ago

Have you ever received death (or other kind) threats from someone related to the victim or perp that you have covered?
If yes, could you tell us which case that was?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Gary, no never.

Madelyn asked this question 8 months ago

Hi Casey. Huge fan here. Casefile is my favorite podcast. I was just wondering, how old are you? You sound really young. And would you ever reveal your identity to your fans?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Madelyn. Thankyou very much. Between 20 and 50 🙂
I have no plans too, but who knows what will happen in the future.

Tracy Smith asked this question 8 months ago

I picture you as looking just like Stephen Curry. Am I close!?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Ohh thats a new one. But no. Not even close 🙂

Wendy asked this question 8 months ago

First off, hats off.. The Silk Road series was by far, the most thorough, well researched piece I’ve listened to on Ulrich (out of many!) yet. Podcasting at its finest!
Q. What scares YOU?

Keep up the great work, fangirl for life ♥️

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Wendy, thank you very much.
Good question. Lots scares me. What some people are capable of doing to others absolutely frightens me – cases we have covered in this podcast – and many other we haven’t – scare me.
Thank you!

Rebecca asked this question 8 months ago

Hey Casey! How many people listening do you guys get per podcast and are there any podcasts that have many more listens than others?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Rebecca, it’s difficult to answer as we have experienced many difficulties with our statistical data. After the last debacle I gave up worrying about it. Jennifer Pan and Peter Falconio were amongst our most downloaded episodes. But I havent checked for quite a while.

Ellie asked this question 8 months ago

This podcast, by nature, delves into the darkest and most depraved parts of human nature. When prepping each case, how do you keep yourself sane?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Ellie. Exercise is a big one. Sometime I just need to drop what Im doing and put myself through some sort of gruelling workout to get my mind off things. That is without a doubt the best way for me personally.
Music is another big one. Ill often blast the tunes while researching/planning.

Rebecca asked this question 8 months ago

I loved the Mary & Beth podcast when you did the voices. I got such a fright driving when you screamed as the guy in the court room!

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Rebecca. That was very divisive. Some liked it. Some hated it. There were no in betweens. So we decided to can that idea. Sorry I gave you a fright.

Host of Casefile asked this question 8 months ago

Thank you for joining in everyone. We will be back with a new episode this weekend.

Rachel Kennedy asked this question 8 months ago

A few cases really get under my skin, like the Tina Watson case and the Golden State Killer,basically because of the mystery that surrounds it and the fact that its so bloody unfair when killers walk. What case grinds your gears the most?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Rachel. The sheer magnitude of the golden state killer case is hard to get your head around isn’t it!
But honestly – every single unsolved case we have covered is still under my skin in some way. I hope they all get solved.

Yasmin Johnston asked this question 8 months ago

What do you think of podcast series like Small Town Murder which combine true crimes and comedy to storytell?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Yasmin. I’ve never listened, so am unable to offer anything on this one. Sorry.

Jeremy asked this question 8 months ago

You walk into a room, Ivan Milat is on your left and jack the ripper on your right. You only have 1 question, what is your question and to whom?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Jeremy. Since the case is unsolved and we still don’t know who he is, I ask Jack his real name.

Rachael asked this question 8 months ago

Hi Anon, If I remember correctly you started this podcast because you were bored while recovering form a knee/leg injury. How is it doing now? Is it still bothering you?
Also how do you keep your mood up while surrounded by the sadness and horror of the cases that you present?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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Hi Rachael. It’s going well now thankyou.

I find physical activity is very important. Lot’s of exercise is for me the best thing for that.

Clinton asked this question 8 months ago

G’day Mate. What case would you love to investigate but cant get enough information to do a podcast on?

What state in Australia are you from?

Host of Casefile replied 8 months ago

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To be honest, we haven’t really come across anything where there was so little information we couldn’t proceed. Some have been a struggle though – those cases are obvious by the shorter run times of the episodes. But we still feel those stories should be told.

One that is bordered by ocean 😉

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