The New Hampshire-based podcast “Crime Writers On” in a partnership with Facebook, launched a video version on Facebook Watch, a free video destination where fans can join the conversation by viewing along with others, interacting within Facebook pages and even connecting directly with show creators and talent.
“This is a great opportunity to bring our podcast to a whole new audience and there’s no bigger platform in the world than Facebook,” said host Rebecca Lavoie.
Episode 01 of Crime Writers On premiered on July 7. The audio podcast is available everywhere podcasts are available. Fans can view the panel give their thumbs up/thumbs down reviews on Facebook Watch the day after the audio podcast drops.
“We were thrilled when Facebook approached us about capturing the podcast as an exclusive videocast,” said co-host Kevin Flynn. "The viewing choices on Facebook Watch are growing all the time. We’re proud to be among the first podcasts to partner with them in this way,
Crime Writers On, an iTunes top 10 podcasts started in 2015, features a panel of four fiction and nonfiction authors discussing the latest true crime podcasts, television shows, books, documentaries, and pop culture. With each episode, the writers critique new work. The show provided early critical praise and listener discovery to such hits as “Ear Hustle,” “S-town,” “In the Dark,” “Accused,” and “Dirty John.” The videocast will capture a section of that week’s audio podcast.
In addition to Lavoie, whose books include Dark Heart, and Our Little Secret, and Flynn, author of such books as Wicked Intentions and Legally Dead, the panel includes author/journalist/private investigator Lara Bricker (Lie After Lie) and noir author Toby Ball (The Vaults, Scorch City, Invisible Streets). All four podcasters live in NH.