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Tenderfoot TV’s Payne Lindsey To Host True Crime Chat Show As Part Of New Slate.


The podcast studio Tenderfoot TV may be best known for its true crime podcasts like Up and Vanished and To Live and Die in LA, but as it lays out its plans for the remainder of 2023 the company founded by Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey will stretch out to other genres as well. That includes Tenderfoot’s first weekly talk series.


“Listeners can expect a lot of firsts with this year’s slate, including my first-ever talk show Talking to Death, which is a fresh new approach to covering true crime topics and discussions,” said Lindsey. Set to launch in October, the weekly true crime talk show – which Tenderfoot is producing in a partnership with iHeartMedia – will take on a conversational approach as Lindsey and guests dive into crime and mystery. “Building on the success of our franchise series through spinoffs is going to allow us to connect to our listeners even more granularly,” Lindsey said.


Tenderfoot TV is also readying the next release of a limited-run series called Dear Alana. The show explores the life and tragic death of devout youth Alana Chen, whose aspiration to become a nun led her to conversion therapy. The discovery of her extensive journals reveals her hidden struggles with her sexuality and faith. Dear Alana is hosted by Simon Kent Fung, who shares a strikingly similar past, and who also confronts his own demons in the eight-episode series.


“Telling powerful and profound stories will always be at the center of what we create, and this slate embodies the repertoire of content that focus on new innovative ways to tell these stories from narrative storytelling to talk format,” said Tenderfoot TV CEO and co-founder, Donald Albright. “We’re excited to continue to diversify the content we’re covering, like the story of Alana Chen in “Dear Alana,” and give a voice and platform to the marginalized and forgotten.”


Tenderfoot TV is also releasing three miniseries of its top-charting brand franchises of Up and Vanished, To Live and Die in LA, and Culpable – including a weekly talk spinoff from the popular Radio Rental series called Rattled & Shook. Released this week and produced in a partnership with Audacy, the new weekly series covers all things creepy. Hosted by producer Meredith Stedman and horror buff Aprile Ruha, Rattled & Shook features spooky stories, horror themed games, and special guests. The Radio Rental series will also be releasing a new season in October.


Tenderfoot will also launch a weekly spin-off of the seasonal, long-form Up and Vanished show. The new weekly series looks not only at past cold cases with a fresh perspective, but also dives into recent cases ripped from the headlines and will be featuring discussion, case details, and interviews. The series is produced in partnership with Audacy. The main Up and Vanished podcast – which has had more than 450 million downloads during its first three seasons – will then release its fourth season in November.


There are also some new shows in cue. In September, Tenderfoot TV will release a show called The Estate. It’s a true crime documentary hosted by Alex Estrada who tries to answer whether his father was involved in a murder. It is a co-production with Sonoro in partnership with Audacy.


And in November, Tenderfoot will release Down Range. Premiering timed to Veteran’s Day, the limited series is an immersive audio experience that highlights first-hand narratives of combat. Hosted by retired Navy Seal and actor, Remi Adeleke and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Rich Choppa, this eight-episode series tells the stories of the American Special Forces.

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