Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Reviews For Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

I’m a Patreon member of this podcast! I love the storytelling and the deep details, but I also love that content warnings are posted. Keep them coming!
I’m a new listener and I absolutely love your podcast, currently listening to the Halloween special part 1 , I’m enjoying it, looking forward to listening to more dark stories, thanks 🙏🏽💓
I have to stop some podcast because I can’t hear them over background noise at work - But I hear your powerful voice and the powerful reality of your words - thank you - great listen
The hosts voice makes this podcast awful. This has a lot of potential if you got a new host. It’s like he drags out every word. Doesn’t sound right.

1/5

This guy needs to learn how to make things Interesting. Reads with a monotone cadence. Sounds like a bot. If you can get over that it’s alright
You can hear the compassion and intelligence in the hosts voice. This is just so well done. All those ego driven true crime podcasts need to take a lesson from this man—Quit laughing at your own jokes and maybe give the subject matter the dignity it deserves.
I’ve binged every episode and now I’m waiting for more release. Fantastic job! ♥️

1/5

Another podcast gone woke. When will this fad end?
I like the format and style but voice is huge for me… and it just sounds forced and loses my attention.
Obscura is a Mike Boudet production. What a shame. Now all the reviews make sense. Edit: 6/8/22, the first 20 or so episodes from season 1 are missing. Ugh
I like the host. I like the cases he selects. I do not like the overabundance of 911 calls (and interviews), which feature victims at the worst time of their lives. Yes, I get that this is true crime, but I don't need to see or hear victims' last, painful, frightened words to understand that things were horrible for them. Show a little respect. Would you want your last words, or worse, a loved one's pleas for help made public? Gross. I have stopped and started this podcast several tmes but I just can't with it anymore. Narrative is also better than recorded interviews and calls anyway.
I love the reverence with which Justin handles the subject matter. Other true crime podcasts seem to trivialize the brutality of the topic at hand, and it feels like doing a disservice to the victims to listen to. This is a refreshing departure from the true crime status quo

5/5

A podcast that is very well researched, with great delivery and intriguing stories. Thank you, keep up the amazing work ⭐️💪💪
I love Jack Luna ❤️ 11:59 platform has awesome shows like The Operater 911! Always a pleasure to hob nob virtually with like minds….Thank you!

5/5

By Blexus3
Thanks for the time you spend on your episodes. Great content. If you ever need an editor, HMU. We all appreciate the entertainment.

5/5

I enjoy the background music, your voice and how you tell these sad/maddening stories… along with your dry humor thrown in.
Great show. Different voice. Your easy to listen to and you get into the details perfectly. Keep it up boss.
Love this podcast.
When I hear the crackling fire and the host says, “Welcome listener, I’m glad you’re here. Take a seat, next to the fire,” my mind and body just relax, and I settle in to enjoy the story. His voice is perfect for true crime narration. There are so many true crime podcast available, but this one is on my short list.
Does a great job of keeping you interested even throughout the dark stuff this is what I like great work
Thanks for entertaining me!
Your trying way to hard to give your voice extra character while you read your true crime essay you compiled to read aloud and it’s just annoying. Also, please lay off the background music/sound effects that kills it even more the fake fire is the worst. I skipped through 3 different ones but yeah…no can’t do it!
I enjoy this podcast but find that Justin’s cadence when reading is the most irritating feature. It’s comparable to someone dancing off beat. That’s my main beef. The stories are original, well researched and raw. Justin also seems to care for his listeners. That means something. I’ll keep listening but please improve the reading!!
Monotonous weird voice. No background ambience, so it just sounds flat and awkward with no character. Badly organized story, repeating things over and over. I listened to the Justin Rey episode: had to keep skipping forward cuz half the episode was audio clips of this guy. It’s nice to use these sources if they move the story along and it’s another thing to just dump the ravings of a mentally ill man onto the listener with no end in sight. I know the podcast world is in its Wild West phase and people like this get a bunch of easily pleased followers, but at SOME point the listener base needs to evolve and demand more professional production values. This is unlistenable, like 90% of podcasts out there.
You Still don’t get it. I was there. Know the parties. And on you’re second time telling this story, you still don’t get it. Don’t quit your day job
Give the listeners facts. Not some far left b.s. that your advertisers pay you to say….Referring to the Zach and Addie episode for one
At times it can be good Straightforward Other times a path to opinions Attempting to “make a STATEMENT “ Stayed because good true crime is hard to find Left because I don’t appreciate being patted on the head
Absolutely adore your podcast!! I’m a huge crime nerd and I just can’t get enough of your style and knowledge. I get so excited when a new episode comes out. You’ve been a huge inspiration to me and I love this medium where I can binge and learn. This is a must listen to you’ll never regret it podcast!!! Laura Rodrigues McDonald
Obscura is a unique take on the true crime genre. Justin has an approach to each story that draws listeners in and engross them in the story.
I love your podcast - when you bother to post one!! I was patient when you got Covid - obviously didn’t bother getting a vaccine. So now, to listen to you, you actually believe I’m going to be forced to pay!! I’m not paying and I sadly am deleting you right now!
By and far the least listenable podcast I have ever given a legitimate chance. Fake voice and poor storytelling. You got a following dude. Make the effort to improve.
Straight and to the point true crime.
Justin has a very soothing voice that draws you in immediately. Then you need to buckle up, because unlike other podcasts he’s not afraid to give you the dirty details. If you join his Patreon you get the Black Label episodes which are my favorite ones. Good job, Justin and crew!
Justin achieves some of the most extensive coverage of cases I’ve ever heard. His voice is excellent and the vibe of the entire show is so spooky. I love it.
This show absolutely pulled me in. Not only can you hear a fire crackling in the background to add to the campfire vibe, Justin has the perfect storytelling voice. Always respectful to victims and detailed. I’m always so excited when a new episode pops up!
This is a true standout podcast in the true crime genre…I was thrilled to see there was a new episode today!!!!
I just found this podcast yesterday & I’m already addicted! I’ve listened to tons of TC pods & this has become one of my tops for sure. Keep it up!!
This podcast quickly became one of my favorite TC podcasts out there so you can imagine my dismay when new episodes stopped being released regularly. I wish that the host would at least be better about giving us updates about what’s going on since there seems to no longer be a set schedule for the release of new episodes. Fans are gonna lose interest and move on if we don’t know what’s going on and when episodes will be released.
Where are all the episodes? Barely any new shows put out. And this last one was just a repeat of an old episode, I mean seriously?! What a joke!
I’m always looking for good true crime podcasts and even though I have heard many famous cases in different podcast, I still believe it doesn’t matter if new evidence or details are disclosed, it also depends on the host ability to narrate and I believe he has all that. I will be looking forward for new episodes :)
The stories themselves are well-researched, presented with respect yet transparency, and I appreciate that the host doesn’t spend too much time chatting about unrelated things. My biggest issue is that it seems like the host does not do a vocal run-through of the scripts before recording; there are always pauses where there shouldn’t be, and this confuses the meaning of the sentences and just makes it hard to listen to! Example: when talking about postpartum psychosis, Justin said “adult women are ten times more likely to experience mental illness... ... ...in the 3 weeks after giving birth, etc” and it’s just jarring! So often there are periods inserted vocally when the sentence isn’t done, or lists of things are read as if the recorder had no idea that the next lines in the script were a list. It just comes off as unprofessional and unpracticed, which I don’t think is worthy of such great writing and research.
Love the show- when will there ever be new episodes?? I don’t like the uncertainty!
Good show but there hasn’t been a genuine new episode in forever. What’s going on?
Yes. I started with Serial. I keep trying to get recommendations for other TC podcasts. I devour them and then ask for more. This is by far my favorite as of today. There is no crazy weird “discussion” about every little detail and no rambling personal opinions. I like a storyteller with real audio and true facts. Justin seems genuine and cares about his listeners. Because of that I stopped monetarily supporting another fav podcast and am now supporting Obscura! You WILL love this podcast if you are a true crime aficionado 👍🏻🔥
Obscura is my favorite true crime podcast. I love the host, I love the structure, I love the cases. He’s passionate, smart, well researched and respectful. I love his voice and feeling like I’m sitting at the fire with him. If you’re on the fence, don’t be. Give this show your time and you won’t be disappointed. There are SO many bad and disrespectful true crime podcasts, with grating hosts that make your ears bleed. Obscura always puts victims first. And facts before opinions, and I don’t mind when he states his opinion because he is always clear that you don’t have to think like him. (If anyone is upset about episodes being released right now, the host has gone through some difficult times lately. Be patient with him because the level of quality he puts into each episode is so worth it.)
As if we don’t already have a constant stream of far left-wing rhetoric dominating 90% of every possible medium, it’s really aggravating and completely unnecessary for a podcaster to interlace these same messages in a podcast about true crime. The first 25 minutes of “Zack and Addie” was spent expounding on the complete lie and divisive rhetoric of white privilege and how America is a rotten, racist country and how the govt (Republican administration in 2005) and police officers took advantage of Hurricane Katrina “to kill black people.” These kind of completely fabricated and unsupported statements do nothing but fan the fires of racism and hate in our society. I have zero tolerance for it and find it disgusting that people continue to perpetuate this type of narrative. And I am by no means a GW Bush fan. Sure,It was a horrific tragedy and the city should’ve been prepared. New Orleans gets hit with multiple hurricanes every year. The CITY government should’ve taken steps long before 2005 to reinforce the levees. But that’s a whole other topic... If a podcaster is actually trying to build listenership, it’s probably not the best idea to immediately alienate half of your listeners right off the bat. And I’ll be willing to bet there’s a lot more than that who just don’t bother to put out reviews. I usually don’t. I just never listen again. So if you like in-your-face alt left talking points mixed in with true crime, this is the show for you. ✌🏼
Hi Justin I love the podcast! Would love to hear you cover in depth the torture that has happened in North Korean prison camps. They are especially brutal and I feel like you would spread the word on this.