This Sounds Serious,
A Castbox Original.
A comedic fictional podcast, this homage to true crime storytelling plays with familiar styles, tones, and tropes of popular crime podcasts and Netflix documentaries.
With over 4 million downloads, the first two seasons of This Sounds Serious were embraced by audiences around the world and landed on year-end lists from Apple Podcasts and Indiewire.
"The creators nail every nuance of this genre. It got so real, some people honestly thought this ridiculous story was true." -- Exclaim Magazine
"About as close to the 'real thing' as a scripted series can get." -- Indiewire
"Don't miss." -- Vulture
The Case of Daniel Bronstadt
Florida, 2007: A famous local weatherman is found dead in his water bed. His brother calls 9-1-1 to report the murder. This sets off a shocking series of events involving cults, boy bands, horses, and mistaken identity
We follow host Gwen Radford in search for Melissa Turner, the country’s most missing person, who has disappeared under extremely strange circumstances. Meanwhile, 400 miles away, Jimmy Kline is staging the longest bank robbery in Oregon history. Gwen spots a connection between these two isolated incidents, uncovering a mystery that appears to end in murder.
This Sounds Serious returns with Grand Casino. In 1991, TV producer Kirk Todd was supposed to direct his first movie, Grand Casino, but the movie was never made. Kirk disappeared with the film’s budget and was revealed to be a con man named Jeremy Weaver. We follow host Gwen Radford as she tracks down the victims and puts together the pieces of this con three decades later.
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