by Lorie Lewis Ham
It has been awhile since we interviewed a fellow mystery podcaster, so we are happy to be interviewing the hosts of a relatively new podcast, Clued In Mystery Podcast, this week. Co-hosts Sarah M. Stephen and Brook Peterson are both mystery authors. Sarah writes the Journal through Time series and Brook pens the Jericho Falls Cozy Mysteries.
KRL: How did you come up with the name for your podcast?
KRL: Why did you decide to make a podcast and why together?
Clued In: We connected through Instagram and realized how much we both love talking about the mystery space; everything from the tropes that make them tick, to contemporary TV and film adaptations and everything in between. Why not share our conversations with other mystery lovers?
KRL: Why a mystery podcast?
KRL: How do you decide what content you would have in your podcast?
Clued In: This is still evolving. As a new podcast, we’re still outlining our upcoming seasons, but we’re interested in the mystery genre as a whole; books, movies, TV and even other podcasts will be on our slate.
KRL: Are there certain types of mysteries you prefer?
Clued In: We love it all! But Brook always finds herself leaning towards stories with a lot of interpersonal components such as romance or past secrets. Sarah: My reading is pretty varied, though my first love is historical mystery. I like the occasional domestic thriller and have recently been enjoying YA mysteries. Throw a modern cozy in there, and you have a good sample of what I’m currently reading.
KRL: Will you be doing any author interviews or current book reviews?
Clued In: Yes! In fact, we’ve already had some lovely interviews. Thank you, Chronicles of Crime, Shari T. Mitchell, Vicki Delaney and Mystery Manon for coming onto the show! While we don’t plan book reviews per se, we do talk about specific titles including what we enjoyed about them.
KRL: How long have you had a podcast?
Clued In: Clued in Mystery Podcast launched in February 2022.
KRL: What do you like best about doing a podcast?
KRL: What has been the hardest?
Brook: For me it has been fitting the research and extra reading into my schedule. I’m learning how to juggle this new facet of my writing life.
KRL: How did you decide what platform you would use as a host for your podcast?
Clued In: We use Zencastr and enjoy how simple and user friendly it is. The platform allows us to see each other on video even though we only record audio. This is especially useful for interview episodes.
KRL: What makes your podcast different?
Clued In: We cover a variety of topics in the mystery scene. One episode we might discuss a recent movie adaptation, another we may interview a well-known mystery author. It’s really aimed at those who love the genre as a whole.
KRL: What are some of the things you have coming up?
Clued In: We’re planning lots of fun episodes including a breakdown of mystery tropes and a look at mysteries for younger readers.
KRL: Where can we find your podcast?
Clued In: Clued in Mystery Podcast is available on all popular listening apps. You can also listen directly from our website, cluedinmystery.com
KRL: Social media?
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