Delia D’Ambra is making a name for herself in True Crime Podcasting. It seems anything Ashley Flowers and Audiochuck put their hands on turns to gold in the Podcast World. Crime Junkie has been in the top 20 for months and Supernatural with Ashley Flowers is gaining steam at the end of 2020 and into 2021. So, with Audiochuck and Delia D’Ambra getting extremely popular, how long is it going to be before we see Counterclock on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu?
When talking with other True Crime podcast connoisseurs almost every one of them say they want visuals to go along with the podcast. We can all remember listening to Serial season 1 and scouring the Internet for information. Now that Netflix has tasted the True Crime juice with Manhunt and other serial killer shows, it is all in due time before they start buying the rights to some of these True Crime podcasts such as Counterclock.
For me, Counterclock is a fascinating story. To start, I first heard about Counterclock, get this, on a billboard. I was driving out for a short vacation in Kitty Hawk, NC and I saw a billboard for Counterclock along the way. I have no idea how this happened but shortly after I started listening to season 2 it went viral on the top podcast charts. It was likely the case that season 1 went viral over a year prior to me listening, but I simply did not hear about it. It is interesting to listen to all the ways in which the police botched these investigations. No one looked for dental records? Our friend and Midlothian, VA dentist Dr. Brent Rusnak said this is the first thing the police should have done.
Anyone that has lived on the Outer Banks or has visited Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills or Kitty Hawk can appreciate the Counterclock podcast. In fact, I would imagine more people are likely to visit both Manteo and Kill Devil Hills now that the Counterclock podcast has gained in popularity.
If you haven’t listened to season 1 about Denise Johnson and season 2 about Stacey Stanton, I would strongly suggest you go do it now. There are many twists and turns and you will have about three WTF moments in each season. I won’t spoil it for you, but there is a huge WTF moment that ties each of the first two seasons together near the end of season 2. These seasons can be binged in a day or two and you won’t be able to stop with just one or two episodes.
Once again, it will be fascinating to see when Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu jump on the bandwagon of buying the rights to these shows. I would imagine Spotify is trying to make the best True Crime podcasts exclusive on Spotify and get them off Apple, Google Play and other podcast apps. Spotify does a fantastic job figuring out what you like with their algorithms. Apple does a terrible job with podcasts. I have had to suffer through some very bad true crime podcasts to find some of the better ones. One would think if a True Crime podcast were in the top 100 it would but great, but that is not always the case when it comes to Apple Podcasts.