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 Junkie!
My name is Ashley Flowers and I’m a Junkie too.
I do all those crazy things I mentioned above.
AND MORE! I’ve been crime-obsessed since birth and the only thing I love more than true crime is my dog, Charlie. But I’m pretty sure he loves true crime too and that makes me love him… and true crime… more.
I’m also on the board of directors for Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. I mostly wanted to be a voluntary detective and solve cold cases in my free time but turns out, that’s not a thing. So now I work to support the professionals who actually know what they are doing. All Crime Stoppers are non-profit organizations and receive no government funding. So get involved with yours! And if you want more info on the Central Indiana Crime Stoppers, you can visit them HERE.
So long story short my work with Crime Stoppers has lead me to do this podcast and I am so excited to be your new true crime dealer. First one’s free. Actually, they’re all free – that’s the beauty of podcasts.
Brit is an OG Junkie Like us.
She 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 me to podcasts 3 years ago, so if you love Crime Junkie you can thank her!
In the rare moments she’s not editing and researching for Crime Junkie, she’s 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 shes 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.
Brit worked for a P.I. for a while which, in my eyes, basically qualifies her to be a crime research expert. That being said if our facts are ever wrong… WE ARE NOT EXPERTS…