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Hey avid true-crime podcast listeners! If you're always hungry for the latest, the best and the most brilliant true-crime podcasts imaginable, but you're always stuck for exciting new shows to devour and don't know where to peruse them? On this blog, every week, I will be posting a fabulous Q&A by some of the best true-crime podcasters. This week, it's the amazing Ben & Rosie Fitton of awe-inspiring, hugely successful and British Podcast Award-winning They Walk Among Us.
Michael's thoughts: I highly recommend They Walk Among Us, it truly was the first true-crime podcast I ever listened to and it's one of the few I still regularly listen to today, as it's researched with a fine-tooth comb, written with bags full of heart, presented with an incredibly amount of care and each episode is told with warmth and compassion. It's always thrilling and upsetting, exciting and engaging. I love it. Mx
Q & A with Ben & Rosie from They Walk Among Us
Q - What have you learned about yourself whilst making your podcast?
A - As a married couple we have figured out we love working together too. We have different strengths and weaknesses and different roles in the podcast. It took a while to find our places.
Q - Has any case proved so tragic/sad you’ve had to take a break from the research?
A - I think we get invested in and affected by each case. We have the privilege of having to move on to create the next episode. It's luxury people that are actually involved in these cases don’t have. That personally makes me sad the people left behind to deal with it.
There was a specific incident where we did pack up for the day. We were researching the John Straffen case at the National Archives and I unintentionally saw a crime scene photograph of a little girl. She looked peaceful like she was sleeping but it stirred me. Such a waste of life that little girl should be older than my mother now.
Q - If you had a time machine, which murder would you love to witness simply so you could say “oh, that’s what happened?”
A - I think one we have coming up season 4 episode 4 the case of Rikki Neave is one of many that bothers me. I think he deserved more in life he should at least get justice in death.
Q - Which case do you feel is over-exposed / under-exposed and why?
A - I don't think there is such a thing of overexposure if a crime isn't solved. Currently, there is a nineteen-year-old Leah Croucher who has gone missing under suspicious circumstances from Milton Keynes a few months ago. I would like to see more national media press on her disappearance. To read more, click this link.
Q - Which murderer (if any) do you feel is misunderstood?
A - Maybe Robert Mawdsley (Usually incorrectly spelt Maudsley). He became a very damaged young man partly as a result of his distressing childhood. Some news outlets falsely reported he ate some of one of his victim's brains with a spoon. I think he’s an easy target to make into a bigger monster.
Q - Where do you see your podcast going over the next few years?
A - As always we have new possibilities on the horizon this year it was a book the next few years we aren't sure yet. (Michael's note: you can buy the fabulous They Walk Among Us book on Amazon and all good physical book-shops, here's a link).
Q - Do you have a message for your loyal listeners?
A - Send snacks! (MIchael's note: "I totally agree")
A big thank you to Ben & Rosie for taking part in this True-Crime Podcaster Q & A. Don't forget to check out their podcast, website and new book (also available in audio form). To explore this fine true-crime podcast further, click on the links. .
Stay safe my friends
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian, podcaster and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tor of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten curious, quirky, unusual and different things to do in London”, nominated "one of the best true-crime podcasts at the British podcast Awards 2018", and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totaling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime writer, podcaster of Murder Mile UK True Crime and creator of true-crime TV series.
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