Tinder Swindler creators to produce two documentary podcasts for Audible

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Production company Raw TV, creators of the award-winning Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler, has signed a multi-podcast documentary deal with Audible, the company has announced.

Raw TV is behind a number of award-winning documentaries including Netflix’s Don’t F**K With Cats and Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy. The company has also collaborated with the streaming service in creating a three-part companion podcast to The Tindler Swindler titled The Making of a Swindler, hosted by the documentary’s director and producer, Felicity Morris and Bernadette Higgins.

The partnership was announced on Saturday by Audible content director Clare Chadburn and Raw TV executive producer Sheun Adelasoye De Nicola, who spoke about the collaboration during the Sundance Film Festival London 2023. 

“We’ve been fans of Raw’s work for some time and are delighted to combine our passion for storytelling with theirs to create some truly unique documentary podcasts together,” said Audible UK and Canada head of content Auriele de Troyer. “We had every confidence in RAW bringing their expertise in portraying incredibly sensitive stories with unflinching integratory, shining a light on abuses of power and championing change makers.”

With this deal, RAW TV will produce two new podcast documentaries for Audible. The first, launching later this year, will focus on a Black adopted woman and her lifelong journey of trying to discover and incriminate her birth father after discovering that she was conceived through child rape as well as the traumas she experienced growing up in a predominantly white environment. 

The second series, launching later in 2024, will focus on the case of Josephine Iyamu, the first British national who was convicted under the Modern Slavery Act for offences committed overseas in 2018, and how she forced vulnerable young women from Nigeria into prostitution in Europe. The series will be presented by British Nigerian journalist and TV presenter Femi Oke. 

“We are thrilled to be working with Audible to tell these two extraordinary and important stories,” said Raw chief operating officer Fiona Clarke. “It’s been a wonderfully collaborative experience, and we’re delighted that Audible has enabled us to bring our storytelling to new audiences, drawing on the experience of our senior team and allowing us all to learn new skills. Our ambition is to grow our podcast team and do much more in this space.”