INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY LAUNCHES DETECTIVE PODCAST IN ADVANCE OF SEASON 5 PREMIERE OF "HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA"
-- DETECTIVE is Available on iTunes and Joins ID's Weekly CRIMEFEED PODCAST --
(Silver Spring, MD) - Investigation Discovery is serving up another outlet for crime and mystery fans to get their fix. Launching today, ID's DETECTIVE is a bi-weekly podcast that delves into the case files of an actual true detective, revealing juicy tidbits and shocking insights from unforgettable investigations and defining moments in his or her career. An anthology style format, the podcast will focus on a new investigator each season, with the inaugural series kicked off by ID fan favorite, homicide detective Lt. Joe Kenda.
With more than two decades of experience as a homicide investigator and one of the highest closure rates in the country, Kenda's credibility, expertise and flair for storytelling encapsulate the heart of DETECTIVE. Each week, with his slow, intense, deliberate drawl and cool, no-nonsense demeanor, Lt. Kenda recounts the most disturbing cases still haunting him today, entrancing listeners with chilling and vivid details forever ingrained in his memory.
DETECTIVE launches today in advance of the fifth season of HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA, premiering next Tuesday, August 18 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery. Future 20-minute installments of DETECTIVE will be released every other week over the course of 20 weeks on iTunes and CrimeFeed.com.
"People are consuming media on every platform, and the next evolution for ID is to take our signature storytelling style and merge it with an inimitable voice and talent like Kenda to create an audio-only drama," said Kevin Bennett, EVP and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "DETECTIVE gives our insatiable fans the ability to whet their appetite on the go, delivering the compelling and intense intricacies in the crime genre that only ID can."
Raw and unscripted, each episode of DETECTIVE features Kenda as he recounts the most harrowing cases and crucial moments from more than two decades of catching killers. In the premiere episode, Kenda recalls the sights, smells and sounds of his very first violent crimes call as clearly as if it was yesterday... and relays how he was forced to accept the reality of his career very quickly. Subsequent episodes this season will focus on various motives for murder, the personal toll of a being a homicide detective, the dangers of the job, and his 8% of cold cases that still haunt him to this day.
DETECTIVE joins ID's weekly CRIMEFEED PODCAST, hosted by ID experts Darren Kavinoky and Loni Coombs, covering crime and justice stories ripped straight from the headlines and available exclusively on iHeartRadio.
ABOUT HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA
Season 5 Premieres Tuesday, August 18 at 10/9c
A murder will change the life of a victim, their families, and the convicted killer... but what about the investigator? Lt. Joe Kenda, a veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department, with one of the highest case closure rates in the country, reveals chilling memories of murders that still haunt him today. After 21 years of catching killers in the violent crimes department, Lieutenant Joe Kenda has memories that 19 years of retirement, and even the best therapist in the country, can't bury. During his tenure, Lt. Kenda and his team solved 356 homicides, resulting in a 92% solve rate. In HOMICIDE HUNTER, Lt. Kenda re-opens his "Murder Books" - folders in which the details of his murder cases are held - for viewers, to revisit each case, his beats, and the crime-solving process.
DETECTIVE is an original Investigation Discovery production, hosted by Garnsey Sloan. Produced by Garnsey Sloan and Ami Angelowicz with assistance from Emily Kaiser. Audio engineering was conducted by Joe Powers, original music is composed by Chris Kennedy, and cover art was created by Anand Gahlot. Kevin Bennett is general manager of Investigation Discovery.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to nearly 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.