Features Week June Day 2: Of Myth and Mercy

As one of my favorite true crime podcasts, Of Myth and Mercy never ceases to produce amazing content. Get a glimpse behind the scenes in this interview with the talented Cassandra!


How long have you had your podcast?

Since October 31, or Halloween, 2017.

 

What inspired you to become a podcast?

I had a lot of free time and randomly got an urge to start my own podcast because it seemed like a cool/fun thing to pursue… I was right, I suppose.

 

What kinds of topics do you talk about on your podcast?

In short: true crime focused on marginalized victims and obscure cases… At length, it’s to bring attention to the cases the media and press often overlook due to the way our society prioritizes people. I try to offer a platform to give victims who were LGBTQIA+, an ethnic and/or racial minority, religious minorities, and such, to keep their legends and memories alive.

 

What inspired the name of your podcast?

I wish there was a better answer other than ‘it sounded cool’ when it randomly came up to me.

 

Which has been your favorite episode to record so far?

Oh, man… I think the Shersty & Newborn case was the most emotional and the one I am most partial to and relate to on a lot of levels.

 

What is the most challenging part about podcasting in the genre you’ve chosen?

True crime podcasts may appear super cliche initially but the work that goes into having one is no joke… Focusing on marginalized and obscure cases means the research can be difficult to collect, having to compare multiple sources to assure consistency/fact, not to mention the fact the subject matter can be rough and hard to deal with.

 

Do you have any funny stories from podcasting?

Oh geez, I feel like I don’t but I will say it’s been a weird and wild and unbelievable ride so far. I’ve realized most people are super unaware of how much work a podcast requires. I’m grateful I somehow ended up with a personal skill set list which is applicable and helpful in the process.

 

Is there anyone you’d like to promote?

Oh my, I couldn’t think of only one podcast I’d love to holler at. There are some wonderful ones out there and I’ve been adding to a list of links which can be found on https://ofmythandmercy.com under the podcast area in the sidebar.

I’d like to tell everyone to check out my music magician, Aaron Henry, and his link is http://soundcloud.com/aaronhenryofficial — I sometimes use ‘we’ on podcast episodes even though I’m a solo host now, and I’m referring to him. He’s been a great part of the podcast and I am so thankful for him.

 

Where can we find you on social media?

Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook… You name it — I use Of Myth and Mercy as a handle on all of the platforms we’re active on if you want to look us up!


Thank you so much to the Of Myth and Mercy Podcast for taking the time to be interviewed! Check out their amazing pod and find them on any social media platform you could imagine, all links are on the website linked above.

Yesterday’s Featured Artist: Meli

Tomorrow’s Featured Artist: The Unapologetic Artist

 

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