Eerie Radio: A Comparison of Narrative Fiction and True Crime Podcasts
CRWR 302: Writing for Podcast
The prompt for this assignment was to review two different podcasts by comparing and contrasting one episode from each. Our assignments were assessed based on our ability to critically evaluate the podcasts' foci, expressions, uses of sound, examples, and resolutions. I chose two podcasts that both elicit feelings of eeriness and dread, reminiscent of old-time horror radio shows, but go about doing so in different ways. The first podcast, "Mabel," is a narrative fiction podcast while the second, "Sword and Scale," is a true crime podcast. Below is my final essay, reviewing the two podcasts based on the above mentioned criteria.