Tori Telfer is a true crime author and the host of both Criminal Broads (her own podcast) and Why Women Kill: Truth, Lies, and Labels (presented by CBS All Access). She started Criminal Broads after her first book, Lady Killers, came out, because she wanted to continue to grow her readership in between book releases. The podcast has grown to over 10K downloads an episode within about a year, and has featured interviews with major true crime writers like Harold Schechter and Rachel Monroe. Last year, she started a mini-series within the podcast called Crime-Fighting Broads (exactly what it sounds like!) that’s proven popular with listeners who like the chance to root for the good gal for once.
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Hi Tori, thanks so much for doing this AMA for us. I’ll kick things off with my standard starter: From your perspective, what’s the key to a successful podcast?
Hey Tori, I’d love to know how you got into researching and writing/talking about female serial killers?
Hiya Tori, thanks for coming on. What is your research process for the episodes you put out? What source do you visit first and where does that take you? Are there shortcuts that make it all easier? Thanks a heap.
Tori, thanks for doing this. I’m interested in knowing what equipment you use to produce your show and if you have any opinions about the ideal cost outlay for someone just starting out.
Another one from me: With so many podcasts in the true crime genre, what do you think are the ingredients that separate the really, really good ones (like yours) from the so-so majority that don’t seem to quite get the traction?