Subscribe by email, free
Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand

Tenderfoot TV to launch first semi-scripted podcast

PRESS RELEASE — October 3, 2019

“Radio Rental” Features Real Life Stories of Horror, Paranormal and the Unexplained Set in a Fictional World

Podcast to Premiere October 31st From Tenderfoot TV in Partnership with Cadence13

Podcasting powerhouse Tenderfoot TV, with 450 million downloads and five consecutive chart-topping true crime hits, will launch their first semi-scripted podcast “Radio Rental” on Halloween. “Radio Rental” will chronicle real life stories set against the backdrop of a fictional, enigmatic world. The podcast will also feature a soon-to-be announced well-known actor as a video store clerk who holds a secret VHS collection of tales of horror and the unexplained.

Tenderfoot TV co-founder and host Payne Lindsey will helm the series, which will include detailed stories of terror, spanning from eerie experiences with the dead, to close shave encounters with killers, to unexplained phenomena that haunts the storytellers still today, like reappearing objects, glitches in the space-time continuum and a childhood friendship with a girl who seemingly never existed. Over the course of each episode, Lindsey interviews the people who’ve lived to tell their terrifying tales. The podcast will debut the first two episodes on Thursday, October 31, with subsequent episodes premiering every Tuesday.

“This podcast is something new,” said Payne Lindsey, Co-founder of Tenderfoot TV and host of “Radio Rental.” “As our first semi-scripted project, it’s a bit of a departure from our other work. I really wanted to create a fun, new world for these stories to live -- a place where the listener can feel truly immersed in the horror without being weighed down by it. The world of ‘Radio Rental’ is fictional, but the stories are real stories from real people.”


At the core of all Tenderfoot TV’s podcasts is a story that has been otherwise forgotten or ignored. The team created hit true crime podcast franchises “Up and Vanished”, “Monster”, “Sworn,” “To Live and Die in LA” and its latest “Culpable.” The latter of which recently announced that Tenderfoot TV will be funding a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the tragic death of Christian Andreacchio. The launch of “Radio Rental” marks the company’s next wave of storytelling.

About Tenderfoot TV:

Founded by Atlanta director and independent filmmaker, Payne Lindsey, and music industry veteran, Donald Albright, Tenderfoot TV is a hub for creators and storytellers. The company launched in August 2016 with the release of the viral true crime podcast, “Up and Vanished.” It has since created additional breakthrough podcasts including the critically acclaimed “Atlanta Monster” as well as the true crime hits “To Live and Die in LA”, and “Culpable.” Tenderfoot is also developing multiple projects for TV and film, but podcasts remain the company’s primary focus, having amassed over 450 million total downloads in just 3 years. Tenderfoot strives to tell compelling and important stories. No rules. No restrictions.

About Cadence13:

Cadence13 is a leading premium podcast company and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Sophia Amoruso, David Axelrod, Nick Bilton, Rachel Brathen, Kobe Bryant, Dean Budnick, Emma Chamberlain, Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, David Dobrik, Jon Favreau, Malcolm Gladwell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Lewis, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, James Andrew Miller, Mike Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Peck, David Plouffe, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Paul Rabil, Rhett and Link, Rick Rubin, Michael Sheehan, Maria Shriver, Marc Smerling, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, iO Tillett Wright and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 is the home of C13Originals and has a broad range of programming partners including Comments by Celebs, Conde Nast, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity Studios, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Pushkin Industries, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, TNT, Up and Vanished, UTA, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

This is a press release which we link to from our daily newsletter about podcasting and on-demand. This is reprinted verbatim; we may rewrite headlines and descriptions. Press releases can be sent to


<< Apple is removing 260 podcasts a day

Get a global view on podcasting and on-demand with our daily news briefing

Subscribe to our daily newsletter by email, free