They say LGBTQ+ voices are the loudest in the room — and now, even in true crime podcasts.
We here at Advocate.com seldom see LGBTQ+ representations in true crime podcasts and gay podcast producer and host Patrick Hinds agrees.
“I wasn’t hearing any other LGBTQ+ folks hosting shows in the true crime podcasting space,” Hinds said to Out in a 2019 interview. Hinds thought the lack of LGBTQ+ representation was crazy because he knew there was a large LGBTQ+ audience out there listening to podcasts on true crimes.
Now, hundreds of thousands of listeners hear Hinds and his co-founder and co-host Gillian Pensavalle every week on their hit true crime podcast True Crime Obsessed. In each episode, Hinds and Pensavalle aim their comedic commentary at a popular true crime documentary or TV show, highlighting the most outrageous moments of the case but never at the expense of the victims. Hinds’s infectious laugh combined with Pensavalle’s sharp wit help their fans find the lighter moments of these tales while keeping the stories alive.
Having covered some of the most infamous and off-the-wall crimes, the True Crime Obsessed hosts have cemented themselves as true crime culture experts. Listen to the show now!