- Unpacking a Killer Story: The Making of a True Crime Podcast with Author Matthew Witten Maccabee Griffin 41:26
In this episode of Beyond the Pen, Matthew Witten talks about his book, Killer Story, and its inspiration. Join us as we dive into the world of true crime podcasts with the fictional story of Petra Kovach, a young journalist who risks everything to launch a podcast investigating an unsolved murder.
We explore the themes of immigration, short-form storytelling, and identity and how they intersect with Petra’s journey. We also discuss the moral and ethical implications of the journalism, the justice system, and the importance of character development in storytelling.
In a fun segment, we engage in some improv character creation and learn more about the author’s writing strengths and weaknesses. Tune in to discover how Petra’s investigation unfolds and how her pursuit of justice ultimately leads to unexpected consequences.
NOTE: The audio file became distorted and was somehow saved during this episode’s editing phase. Until a cleaner version is uploaded, please enjoy our great conversation today. Thank you.