You are obsessed with all things crime-related. It started out as a general interest but now you have this true-crime-shaped-hole in your life that no amount of radio segments, podcasts, or documentaries can fill. And the more true crime media you consume the more you crave it.
You’re the one at the gym looking inconspicuous running to stories about murder instead of music like a normal human. You’re the one telling your friends “fun facts” about the most notorious murder that took place in the city you’re visiting when all they want to talk about is where they’re getting dinner. You don’t read anymore because you’ve already consumed all the good mystery books and freaking Gillian Flynn is just living her life and not thinking about your needs! (Sorry Gillian, I miss you.) You do a thorough internet search on all potential friends and or lovers and get a little bummed out when you don’t find anything juicy. And you’re pretty sure you missed your true life’s calling to be a detective.
Yep, you are a Crime Junkie!
About the Hosts
Don’t worry; we’re crime junkies, too. We do all those crazy things mentioned above and MORE!
Crime Junkie debuted in December 2017 and has remained at the top of the charts since with over 500 million downloads, 630 stories, and $643,000 donated to charity.
Ashley Flowers is the Founder and CEO of audiochuck, a female-focused podcast network, home to both scripted and unscripted podcasts in the crime space.
Ashley was born and raised in the midwest and has been true-crime obsessed since birth. She grew up with aspirations of becoming a detective and solving cold cases, and ultimately went to college at Arizona State University to study biomedical research. After college, she got a job doing genetics research at the University of Notre Dame. She eventually moved into software sales, and was working at a local software company in Indiana when she was drawn to the idea of working back in her original passion, and began producing the podcast.
In what little free time she has, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and their beloved dog, Chuck. She also credits exercise — like hiking or hot yoga — as a method to de-stress from the emotional work of researching heavy crime cases.
Brit grew up on a steady diet of Forensic Files and America’s Most Wanted, eventually finding herself straight-up binge-watching taped interrogations on Youtube. She was actually the one who introduced Ashley to podcasts 3 years ago, so if you love Crime Junkie you can thank her!
Brit worked for a P.I. for a while which, in our eyes, basically qualifies her to be a crime research expert. That being said if our facts are ever wrong… WE ARE NOT EXPERTS…
When she isn’t getting Full. Body. Chills. she’s being a mom to her two amazing kids. In the rare moments she has time to herself (that’s hilarious isn’t it?), she is probably watching a documentary (she watches over 100 a year!), sipping a glass of wine, and knitting with her two dogs, Niles and Roz, by her side. Brit says she’s actually making knit items, but I really know she just keeps extra string around to make one of those bad-ass string boards that every amateur detective needs to solve a cold case.