Native true crime podcast grows following – Shelby County Reporter

By SASHA JOHNS | Neighborhood Columnist

Do you know the primary homicide trial in America occurred within the 12 months 1800? Two Shelby County ladies, Kayla Guillot and Leah Kee knew, and so they have constructed a real crime podcast round that indisputable fact that has just lately gained some notoriety.

Guillot, a self-described true crime junkie, spent fairly a little bit of time over time desirous about beginning her personal podcast and what it will appear like.

She usually bounced concepts off her coworker, Kee, who though not a podcast fan herself or a real crime fan, shared a love of historical past with Guillot.

Each ladies additionally share a love of the Broadway hit Hamilton, which is the place the ultimate inspiration for his or her new podcast “One Nation Beneath Crime” got here from.

“I used to be listening to the soundtrack sooner or later when the lyrics from the tune ‘Non-Cease’ type of made me cease in my tracks,” Guillot mentioned.

Within the tune, Alexander Hamilton mentions the making of historical past as the primary homicide trial in america will get underway.”

That truth impressed her to start researching the historical past of crime in our nation, and what she discovered was not solely the development of precise homicide instances from that time on, however how our justice system advanced out of these instances.

“It was the proper theme for a podcast,” Guillot mentioned. “Cowl the historical past one crime per 12 months, beginning with the primary case in 1800.”

As she started to work out the format of what a podcast with that theme would sound like, she continued to bounce concepts off of her buddy Kee. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than additional inspiration hit.

What if Guillot did the analysis and laid out the usually stunning tales to an harmless, unsuspecting accomplice every week on the podcast to see what the response can be? True Crime opposed Kee turned out to be that good accomplice.

After months of analysis, Guillot and her sidekick Kee launched their first three episodes in late Might.

Since then, they’ve coated greater than 20 crimes year-by-year throughout every week’s present.

Their present tagline, “Typically there isn’t at all times liberty and justice for all,” speaks to the truth that not each case they’ve coated is as lower and dry as historical past makes it out to be.

The duo information two exhibits every week, however releases only one every week. Whereas Guillot does the analysis and advertising, Kee mentioned jokingly that she brings the reactions and snacks to every recording.

The end result has been a podcast that could be a enjoyable to hearken to as it’s traditionally academic.

When requested how they maintain the present when the crimes attain current day, Guillot mentioned her plan is to finally start to cowl a couple of crime a 12 months.

That is encouraging, as a result of they’re already rising fairly the listenership, not solely within the U.S., however internationally as nicely.

“They appear to actually like us in Scotland,” Guillot mentioned with a smile.

Yow will discover “One Nation Beneath Crime” wherever that podcasts are supplied in addition to observe their Instagram web page by the identical identify for extra data.

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