Independent podcast company Acast has partnered with entertainment company eOne, Crime Story Media and radio station LAist 89.3 to launch a new true-crime podcast.
Based on the Crime Story podcast Mongol – The Trial of David Martinez, the eight-part series titled Night Raid tells the story behind the death of a Pomona SWAT officer and the two trials that incarcerated Martinez, who was accused of murdering him.
The podcast is hosted by journalist and screenwriter Molly Miller, who wrote the original Crime Story series, and executive-produced by Crime Story Media publisher and editor, Kary Antholis. Throughout the series, Miller will unravel the story with a number of interviews, testimony re-enactments and jailhouse and police recordings.
“Having had the privilege of working with Kary previously, I know that he has a great sense of the stories that will resonate with audiences on multiple levels and inspire thought-provoking conversations,” said eOne president of global television Michael Lombardo. “He and Molly have delivered that and more with Night Raid.”
As part of the show’s partnership with Acast, the podcast company will be responsible for distributing Night Raid and making it available across all podcast platforms. The podcast will also benefit from Acast’s monetisation tools, which allow for brands and agencies to purchase ads and sponsorships on Night Raid, either programmatically or direct, and benefit from Acast’s dynamic ad-insertion technology.
"Following Crime Story Media's successful entrance into audio with the hit podcast series Jury Duty, the Acast team looks forward to expanding our partnership together and bringing more of their high-calibre programming to listeners everywhere," said Acast director of development and studios Tim Ruggeri.
Night Raid will be broadcast on LAist 89.3 on 6 May and rebroadcast on 7 May before launching on podcast players, with new podcast episodes continuing to release every Sunday.