Late in 2022, we saw a retrenchment in podcasting with layoffs at several large podcast networks, including Spotify, and cancellations of podcast programming.
In TV, streaming subscription channels took a similar hit, with investors suddenly unsure about profit-making opportunities there after years of
But the news is not unremittingly bad, as some podcast journalists would have you think. Take podcast studio Cadence13 and podcast network Tenderfoot TV. The two companies just announced plans to expand the partnership through 2024 to include renewal of hit series “Up and Vanished” and “To Live and Die in LA,” a slate of new weekly shows, and a first-look at new limited series
The first new series as part of this partnership is High Strange, created and hosted by Tenderfoot TV founder, Payne Lindsey. The eight-part, investigative UFO series focuses on unexplained aerial phenomena, and will debut in early 2023, with details forthcoming.
“Tenderfoot TV is at the top of its game and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them and continue to create innovative, thought provoking and compelling content,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13.
“We always strive to push the limits of podcasting and Cadence13 has consistently empowered our team to use creative freedom,” said Payne Lindsey, founder of Tenderfoot TV. “This new series is unlike anything we’ve done before, and with this partnership, we’re confident we have the support to give our listeners something truly unique.”
“Through our partnership with Cadence13, we’ve launched some of our most compelling new series, which have now become household names,” said Tenderfoot TV CEO and co-founder, Donald Albright. “This expanded partnership allows us to build on those tentpole titles as well as launch new formats, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.”
In addition to the new series, Cadence13 and Tenderfoot TV will release new seasons of hit shows “Up and Vanished,” “To Live and Die in LA,” “Culpable” and “Radio Rental”:
Up and Vanished: Up and Vanished is a popular true-crime podcast hosted by Payne Lindsey that investigates mysterious cold case disappearances and has garnered over 400 million downloads across three seasons. Season one covered the disappearance of Georgia high school teacher Tara Grinstead, resulting in two arrests, and season two focused on the disappearance of young mother Kristal Reisinger from a remote mountain town in Colorado, a case that has since been reopened. In season three, Lindsey investigated the North West Montana disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, an indigenous woman who went missing from the Blackfeet Nation Indian Reservation in 2017.
To Live and Die in LA: Award-winning Rolling Stone journalist and bestselling author Neil Strauss hosts this award-winning investigative series. In season one, Strauss investigates the disappearance and death of aspiring Albanian Macedonian actress Adea Shabani. In season two, Strauss — along with his wife, Ingrid De La O, and his neighbors, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, and concert violinist Ann Marie Simpson — investigates the case of Elaine Park, a 20-year old aspiring actress and musician who vanished from her Hollywood apartment in 2018.
Culpable: Hosted by Dennis Cooper and produced in partnership with Resonate Recordings, Culpable explores unsettled cases where those deserving of blame have somehow eluded justice. Season one explores the case of Christian Andreacchio, whose death was ruled his death a suicide, despite substantial evidence that points to murder. Season 2 investigates the case of Brittany Stykes, a 22-year old mother who was shot and killed while driving down Highway 68 in Brown County, Ohio. (Author’s note: one of my favorite shows).
Radio Rental: From the mind of Payne Lindsey, discover real-life horror stories–from bizarre crimes to paranormal activity–set inside the fictional world of Radio Rental, a 80s video rental store run by an eccentric shopkeeper, Terry Carnation, played by Rainn Wilson. This imaginative, cult classic-inspired horror brand blurs the lines of reality, with cutting-edge documentary storytelling and a splash of comedy.
Details on the slate of weekly “always on” podcast series will be announced at a later date.
Podcast listeners are the winners in this ongoing collaboration between Cadence 13 and Tenderfoot TV.
You can listen to these shows at Tenderfoot TV.
About the Creator
I am a South Jersey-based author who is a writer for the Pod-Alization podcast blog on Substack, Ear Worthy on Medium, Podcast Reports on Blogger, Auditorily on Vocal and The Listening Post on Tealfeed.