True crime podcasts are one of the most popular types of shows among listeners. Dateline: Missing In America allows fans of true crime programming to listen to a podcast from the people behind the beloved NBC TV show.
This engaging true crime podcast benefits from a pair of experienced hosts. Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz is a recognizable name for longtime fans of the TV show. He has been with Dateline since 1995. During that time, he became one of the program's leading true crime correspondents. Andrea Canning is the podcast's other cohost. Canning has worked for Dateline since 2012. As a journalist, she also contributes to other NBC programming as well. These include shows like Today and NBC Nightly News. Canning has also worked as a screenwriter for Hallmark Channel and Lifetime movies.
Dateline: Missing In America shares a unique approach to true crime programming. Most true crime podcasts report on cases that authorities have already concluded. This podcast, though, uses a different strategy. Instead, it chooses to focus on missing persons cases that are still active and open.
By narrowing its focus to active missing persons cases, there is a real sense of drama and tension. Audiences feel like solving the case in every episode is possible, even if it's not probable. The producers of Dateline: Missing In America are not just crafting a podcast. They are hoping to help authorities solve these cases and bring the families closure. For every one of these episodes, there is a family behind the case who wants to know what happened to their loved one.
Each episode of the Dateline: Missing In America podcast is around 30 minutes long. This allows listeners time to get to know the case and the people behind it.