I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: I really love true crime podcasts. Specifically true crime podcasts that are hosted by women, either inebriated or on the road to it, and/or crimes that really don’t get the attention that they deserve. Bring in It’s About Damn Crime – a podcast about true crime, but with a twist. Brittney and Justine, as minorities themselves, like to focus more on crimes related to minorities.
These are crimes that are often less discussed than crimes against predominately white victims, however they deserve just as much attention. Brittney and Justine bring these cases to the surface, sharing all the grizzly details that are generally not discussed without being incredibly overbearing.
“We are slightly unfiltered and sometimes sure to be a little offensive. If you are here looking for hard hitting reporting of these cases; this is not the place! We are just here to get out some stories that have been less talked about and do a little something more productive with our spare time.” – IADC’s website
Brittney and Justine manage to maintain a great sense of humor (i.e. Justine’s crazy dating life) while still providing clear detail and accurate information. My personal favorite episode is episode 22 – La Mataviejitas. (That is actually the episode that I live tweeted while listening to it on my main Twitter, hah!)
I was also really intrigued by the episodes on the Shafia Family Murders. That was a case that I’d heard about briefly from independent research, but it didn’t really get a lot of media coverage – at least, not here in North Alabama. Brittney and Justine provided a lot of good information about the case, divided into two episodes.
They also have a special “listeners’ stories” segment called Stranger Danger. There are ten episodes, all related to listeners’ stories regarding strangers – the weird, the terrifying, and sometimes even the helpful. This shows that Brittney and Justine have a genuine interest in their listeners and their lives.
They are incredibly interactive with their listeners, as well. Their Twitter is full of comments and reaction gifs in response to tweets from their listeners. There are 138 likes on their Facebook page, as well as 144 people actively following the page. They even have a Snapchat (which I feel all podcasts should have, but I digress): iadcpodcast. The hosts also have personal Twitters as well. You can follow Justine here. You can follow Brittney here.
There are 42 reviews for IADC on iTunes, which equates to 4.5 stars for the podcast. All of the individual reviews I saw on iTunes – excluding three of them – are 5 stars. Of the others, one is four stars, one is three stars, and one of them is one star (but I have a feeling that person is just a tad stupid). I myself personally give these ladies five stars, because they are covering topics that aren’t typically discussed and they do it in a way that is both entertaining and true to the information.
Beyond all of this, Brittney and Justine are such sweethearts. They also are a dynamic duo – their friendship is admirable and they have a connection that you can feel even through listening to their podcast. I love these ladies, and they definitely have a lifelong listener in me!
Give them a listen. I promise you won’t regret it!