True crime television shows and podcasts have taken the world by storm. However, the stories of Black people who have been victimized are often ignored and underreported in this landscape. For today’s episode, we interview Candice Gaines, the host of Crime Noir, a podcast created to inform and increase awareness around the cases of missing, exploited, and murdered Black people. During this episode, we discuss Candice’s motivation for starting the podcast (50:10), her process for identifying and researching cases (52:21), and her most interesting cases (56:10). We then have a conversation about trends across cases (59:45), her recent Black History Month episode on lynching (1:01:12), and Fred Hampton’s killing and upcoming movie (1:07:47). We close the episode by discussing the need to cultivate leadership in young adults (1:10:55) and the importance of building connections between Black podcasters (1:20:00).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
14:05 - “Oh Lawd” News
46:20 Introduction of the Topic’s Special topic
49:15 - Learn more about Candice Gaines
53:21 - Crime Junkie Controversy
1:26:03 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the episode