Wondery to bring true crime podcasts to life with upcoming Halloween showcase

Talent from Dr. Death, Scamfluencers, MrBallen Podcast, and more will participate in New York event

Amazon-owned podcast platform Wondery is hosting a free Halloween event in New York on October 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter, promoting its true crime channel Exhibit C with live recordings, Q&A sessions, and more. 

The event, titled Exhibit C: A True Crime Experience Live, will be held at New York’s Gotham Hall and will feature participants from a number of the channel’s hit true-crime shows including the hosts from Dr. Death, Scamfluencers, MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark, and Mysterious Stories, Exposed and Killer Psyche

“When we launched Exhibit C last year, it was with a clear goal to give our loyal fan base insider access to the content they love and build a community of like-minded true crime enthusiasts,” said Wondery head of marketing Blad Norman. “Wondery is constantly evolving to expand fan touch points across the globe through innovative means, and this includes bringing Exhibit C to the live stage free for fans.”

Sessions that will be held at the event include discussions of an untold scam from the Scamfluencers team, behind-the-scenes details on the making of Dr. Death and Exposed, a live case presentation from Killer Psyche’s host and retired FBI agent Candice DeLong, crime scene investigations and forensic exercises for attendees to take part in, exclusive merch, and more. 

The event is free to the public, with tickets available to purchase now, and Wondery+ subscribers will also be able to livestream the event through the Wondery app and the website. The evening will be hosted by Jason Kennedy, entertainment journalist and host of E! News.

Wondery’s Exhibit C collection launched in October last year and has an online community on Facebook with over 90,000 followers where true crime enthusiasts can interact with and hear from top criminal and social justice experts. The channel represents a number of successful true crime podcasts including RedHanded, which recently won the Listener’s Choice Award at the British Podcast Awards for its third consecutive year, and other award-winning shows like Morbid and My Favourite Murder. 

True Crime is one of the most popular genres in podcasting, and a recent report by advertising intelligence platform MediaRadar has shown that it is an effective market for advertisers, as the genre has seen a 26% year-on-year increase in ad spending in the space of just one quarter.