The team behind hit podcast One Minute Remaining: Stories from the inmates is launching a new true-crime series, interviewing people who have been or are currently wanted by authorities.
Jack Laurence, creator and host of One Minute Remaining, will also host the new series, titled Wanted. The podcast launched today with a three-part episode featuring ‘TikTok Fugitive’ Chad Hower who went viral for (incorrectly) claiming that the FBI and INTERPOL put him on the most wanted list for years.
“Since starting OMR I always get tagged in stories online, and one day someone tagged me in a video with a guy claiming to be wanted by the FBI and living in the Caribbean, so curiosity got the better of me and I messaged him, and he agreed to chat with me,” said Laurence.
“During that first interview, I was told about a friend of his who was wanted for apparently helping North Korea avoid global sanctions, so I hooked up with him from his new home in Russia and before I knew it I had started going down this rabbit hole and this whole world was opening up to me."
“I’ve spoken with people who have incredible stories of being on the run.”
Other upcoming guests on the podcast include a former MI5 officer who leaked government secrets, a man who escaped a Thai prison weeks before he was supposed to be executed, and a person who claimed to be a hitman for a Panamanian drug cartel.
Wanted is part of the Acast Creator Network in Australia, hosted and distributed by the independent podcast company and available across all major podcast platforms.
One Minute Remaining launched in 2022, after Laurence shifted his career from radio broadcaster to podcaster, and quickly became a chart-topping podcast with more than two million downloads and a global audience. The podcast features Laurence speaking to inmates that are serving lengthy prison sentences for different crimes. Laurence also produces and edits the true crime podcast Protect and Serve.