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Crime Story, Acast announce podcast partnership for new series


Crime Story Media has partnered with podcast giant Acast, which will host, distribute, and monetize their original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst. The groundbreaking series will tell the stories presented in a murder trial as the trial is happening.

The series will be hosted by Kary Antholis, Publisher and Editor of Crime Story Media’s flagship platform, and Former President of Miniseries and Cinemax Programming at HBO, and will follow the trial of billionaire Robert Durst and his possible involvement in the death of Susan Berman, a story made famous by the popular HBO series, The Jinx. Kary has served as a commentator on Court TV for the Robert Durst trial and has covered the pretrial proceedings extensively at for over a year leading up to the murder trial. New episodes will premiere weekly featuring unique access to evidence and testimony from pre-trial proceedings, courtroom recaps, expert commentary, witness testimony and interviews with individuals who have special knowledge related to the trial. Additional special episodes will be added to report on breaking news from the trial.

“Kary’s Academy Award- and Emmy-winning documentary and television work has for decades set a new bar in visual storytelling. Our team at Acast is thrilled to be working with him in bringing that caliber of production to new audiences, through audio,” said Tim Ruggeri, senior content development manager at Acast. “Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst breaks ground in podcasting by giving listeners exclusive, early access to audio and behind-the-scenes insights from the courtroom — providing listeners with a real-time invitation to the Robert Durst trial. This show changes the game for true crime podcasts.”

“We are excited to work with Acast to introduce an unprecedented new format of storytelling to the podcasting world. This series will allow us to expand on the work that we do at seeking innovative ways to tell stories of crime and justice,” said Kary Antholis.

The partnership will utilize Acast’s true dynamic ad insertion technology in podcasting — which allows for the delivery of timely, contextualized podcast ads specific to listeners across any device or platform. Acast’s pioneering technology will enable advertisers to easily run campaigns on Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst, reaching engaged listeners with targeted and curated messages on any podcast player they use to listen to the show.

Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst will be available on all podcast players, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Acast app, starting Wednesday, July 15.

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Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst
By Crime Story Media

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