Killer Queens: A True Crime Podcast is a genre show but with a different style. True crime doesn't have to be super serious all of the time. It doesn't have to be a drag or a downer. It also doesn't have to try to offer solutions to crimes where others couldn't. At least not for listeners of Killer Queens: A True Crime Podcast. Unlike other shows, this podcast's hosts know they are not trained detectives. They didn't attend the police academy. Nor did they break any major scoops in national newspapers.
Killer Queens: A True Crime Podcast has a different angle. Instead of a dramatic recreation of crimes and a thorough investigation, they decided to make a show where they chat about the murders. They wanted the listener to feel like they were sitting for brunch with their friends. Like they're gathering around a table, sharing their thoughts about fascinating cases. They wanted a lighthearted show about crime.
Tyrella Slemp and Tori Brothers are two sisters with a deep-rooted interest in true crime. They host Killer Queens: A True Crime Podcast. When they were children, the two watched the ID Channel shows with their father on a regular basis. As Slemp grew older and spent more time commuting, she became more interested in podcasts. But she didn't realize she could combine her love of true crime with podcasts. That was until a friend introduced her to Sword and Scale. At that point, she was sure that she and her sister could do the same. After all, they're both superfans of shows like Snapped (Cold Cases). And they had extensive conversations about the cases. They only needed to put a microphone in front of them to record them.
In reality, Killer Queens: A True Crime Podcast needed a lot more work. Each episode required hours of research and detailed timelines. But when the pair combined it with their 1990s pop culture references, Southern charm, and sisters' banter, they formed a winning recipe. They managed to create a podcast that's both compelling and amusing. New episodes come out several times a week.