Ashley Flowers of Hit Podcast Crime Junkie Expands Podcast Slate with New Projects Under audiochuck Banner
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Los Angeles CA, USA—audiochuck, the independent podcast network founded by leading podcasting entrepreneur Ashley Flowers of Crime Junkie, today announces a new slate of original content set to launch this fall and early next year. The network currently sees 31M+ monthly listeners and growing, with podcasts in both the scripted and unscripted spaces. The first of the slate is season two of the hit series, CounterClock, which launches today. Counterclock is produced by Flowers and hosted by investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra. Season one debuted at #1, and unlocked enough new information about the cold case murder of Denise Johnson that officials say they are now re-investigating the case.
“I’m so excited to bring our amazing Crime Junkies even more great content under the audiochuck banner,” said audiochuck CEO Ashley Flowers. “Our growing team has been working non-stop to create original content and to partner with other amazing creators, and we are incredibly excited about what the next year will bring!”
Upcoming audiochuck original podcasts include:
CounterClock (S2) - Launching today, September 10th, Unscripted
Produced by Flowers and hosted by investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra, season two will focus on a on the 1990 murder of Stacey Stanton. Authorities consider this case closed but many in town, including Stacey’s family, believe the wrong man was convicted due purley to racial bias.
Full Body Chills (S2) - Launching October 2020, Scripted
Produced and hosted by Flowers, Full Body Chills is inspired by spooky stories told around the campfire. S1 debuted at #1 in Fiction on the Apple charts. S2 will feature new episodes, narrated by Flowers with the help of voice actors to add a fun twist -- many of the stories were written and submitted by fans.
Red Collar (new series) - Launch Date TBA, Unscripted
When white collar crime ends in violence the FBI call that a Red Collar crime. Each week host Catherine Townsend will share a new story with listeners of a time when white collar crime turned deadly.
O.C. Swingers (new series) - Launching Q1 2021, Unscripted
Justine Harman (The Baron of Botox, Broken Harts) will write and host the 10-part series about the ongoing case against Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon (and former Bravo reality star) Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend, substitute teacher Cerissa Riley. When the news broke back in September of 2018, the world gawked at the unlikely—and seemingly squeaky clean—criminals. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas suggested there was video evidence that the handsome pair drugged and raped over 1,000 different women. And when an unsealed search warrant resulted in a haul that included unlawful guns, drugs, and cash, the two were characterized as a modern day Bonnie and Clyde. Things only got weirder from there.
Dark Arenas (new series) - Launching Q1 2021, Unscripted
For this interview-based podcast, journalist Delia D’Ambra will interview professionals that work in some of the most interesting fields related to crime-solving. From the ATF, FBI, to a former CIA spy, Delia gets a behind-the-scenes look at what it is really like to work in a Dark Arena.
These new shows join Park Predators, which launched in July 2020 and debuted at #1 on the charts. Hosted by Delia D’Ambra, the podcast recounts some of the most horrific and mystifying true crime events that have occurred in and around national parks and forest lands within the United States and Canada.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to see Ashley evolve her slate,” said Oren Rosenbaum, Head of Emerging Platforms at United Talent Agency (UTA). “Her knack for compelling content has no limits and this expansion is a testament to her vision and storytelling.”
Signature podcast Crime Junkie launched in December 2017, and has experienced unprecedented growth, now seeing upwards of 31M listeners per month across platforms and regularly reaching the top of the Apple Podcasts charts. Answering the demand from fans for more content, Flowers created audiochuck to build a catalogue of podcasts tailored specifically for female fans of the crime genre. 90% of Crime Junkie’s listeners are women between the ages of 18-35. As part of audiochuck’s 2020 and 2021 growth plans, the company has signed a first look deal with AdLarge’s cabana to produce four original shows together over the next two years, including CounterClock.
Outside of her audiochuck originals, in March 2020, Ashley partnered with Spotify-owned Parcast to launch Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, which debuted at #1 on the podcast charts. Built on research by Parcast, the show takes a deep dive into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre occurrences. In August, Ashley and Parcast launched their second project together, Very Presidential, which takes a hard look into the secret lives of some of our most well-known U.S. Presidents.
Ashley Flowers, Crime Junkie and audiochuck are represented by UTA and Metro Public Relations.
Ashley Flowers is the Founder and CEO of audiochuck, a female-focused podcast network, home to both scripted and unscripted podcasts in the crime space. audiochuck’s debut podcast, Crime Junkie, launched in December 2017 and has remained at the top of the charts since. Co-hosted by Ashley and Brit Prawat, the show sees upwards of 30M monthly listeners and achieved over 144M downloads in 2019 alone. In 2019, Ashley began producing new shows under the audiochuck banner; the first, Full Body Chills, a scripted podcast of short, spooky stories, went to #5 overall on the Apple podcast charts and #1 in fiction. She followed up the success of that podcast with Red Ball, both produced and hosted by Ashley, which premiered at #1 on Apple overall and #1 in true crime. Most recently, she launched CounterClock and Park Predators, which both debuted at #1 on the Apple charts and are hosted by investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra.
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