New ‘true-crime’ podcast for children launched, and to be aired on Fun Kids Radio

Truthdiggers is a new 12-part ‘true-crime’ podcast for children where listeners help to crack the case.

Episodes will be released weekly and also broadcast on national children’s radio station, Fun Kids starting tomorrow, Friday 13 May during The Club with Bex at 4.45pm.

School friends Morgana and Alfie are looking into a notorious cold case: the mysterious disappearance of local eccentric Odd Colin from their Lancashire town in 1972 and have decided to make a podcast about it.

As Morgana and Alfie doggedly pursue their investigation they’ll encounter pirates, vampires, aliens and secret agents, and interrogate them all in order to get to the truth!

In a podcast first, the story can be influenced by listeners, who will be asked to decide what happens next by voting for a range of options at the end of each episode.

The choice with the highest votes will be part of the following episode. Listeners will be able to see more clues and place their vote at funkidslive.com.

Matt Deegan, Station Manager of Fun Kids says: “Everyone loves a good mystery, we’re excited to make and broadcast a kids true crime podcast where the characters are creating their own kids true crime podcast!”

Truthdiggers is written by British novelist and writer Eddie Robson, known for his Radio 4 sitcom ‘Welcome to our village, please invade carefully” and his work on a number of Doctor Who audio series.

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