Celebrating 5 Years of Crime Junkie

Can you believe it, Crime Junkies?! We’re celebrating 5 incredible years this year! We wouldn’t be who we are without you—the fans who have been with us from the beginning. This anniversary is dedicated to YOU and with that said, we had to make it official. National Crime Junkie Day will now be recognized as a national holiday on December 18, 2022!

Countdown until National Crime Junkie Day








Let’s Show the World What it Means to be a True Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie (n): a person who can’t get enough true crime and wants to make a positive impact. Lives by the phrase:

“be weird, be rude, stay alive.”

So many of you have already shown the world what it means to be a Crime Junkie. From signing petitions and writing letters, to donating your time and money, you have demanded justice and advocated for victims and their loved ones when they need it most. The best way to celebrate 5 years of Crime Junkie is to continue doing just that. 

 Because of you all, over the past 5 years we’ve been able to partner with non-profits across the globe to help solve cold cases, locate missing persons, fund DNA testing, advocate for marginalized communities, and more. We are so proud to support these organizations and the incredible work they’re doing. Learn more here and consider donating.

Organizations we Support

Amount Contributed


Non-Profit Organizations Supported


Over the Past 5 Years…

December 18, 2017

First episode of Crime Junkie debuts

January 2018

Crime Junkie hits the Apple Podcast charts - #20 in True Crime category

March 2018

First Crime Junkie Meet & Greet

April 2018

Received first piece of fan mail

June 2018

Crime Junkie Fan Club established

July 2018

First Crime Junkie Merch Drop

January 2019

Rolling Stone names Crime Junkie ‘Best True Crime Podcast’

March 2019

Crime Junkie featured on WTHR

May 2019

Crime Junkie hits #1 on Apple Podcasts’ All Category Charts

September 2019

100th episode released

June 2020

Ashley Flowers launches nonprofit organization, Season of Justice

October 2020

Crime Junkie wins The People’s Choice Podcast Awards’ ‘Best Storyteller’

January 2021

iHeartRadio names Crime Junkie ‘Best True Crime Podcast’

April 2021

Crime Junkie drops April Fools episode based on Taylor Swift’s song ‘no body, no crime.’ Taylor Swift gives it 13 stars.

July 2021

Crime Junkie app launches

August 2022

Elle Magazine dubs Crime Junkie host, Ashley Flowers “The Queen of True Crime”

August 2022

Crime Junkie podcast featured on the Today show

October 2022

Crime Junkie featured on The Tamron Hall Show

November 2022

Crime Junkie featured on WTHR again!

December 18, 2022

Crime Junkie celebrates 5 years of advocacy driven true crime storytelling

Celebrate 5 Years in Style

Make Your Own Crime Junkie Polaroid

Ashley & Brit in polaroid frame for Crime Junkie

Downloadable Wallpapers

Phone with Crime Junkie background

Instagram & Giphy Stickers

Search “Crime Junkie” or “audiochuck” to find them.

Crime Junkie bus with Chuck sticker

Find them on Insta & GIPHY

Test Your Crime Junkie Knowledge

Test Your Crime Junkie Knowledge

What type of Crime Junkie are you?

What type of Crime Junkie are you?

What is your audiochuck “aura”?

What is your audiochuck "aura"?

Our mission remains the same five years later, and as we continue this journey together, we want you to know how important each and every one of you are. To us and for these cases. What we’re doing is special and this is only the beginning. There is so much more to come!

Ashley & Brit